Monday, November 5, 2018

WWE RAW Results - November 5, 2018

WWE RAW Results - November 5, 2018
We are in Manchester, United Kingdom, as the Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring to start the show. The Raw roster is on the stage and there is security in front of the ring.

As soon as Corbin enters the ring, we take a look at what Baron did on Friday evening at Crown Jewel to help Brock Lesnar win the Universal Championship.

Corbin welcomes us to RAW and mentions needing security because he's so high profile. Corbin hypes WWE Survivor Series as the one time a year where RAW and SmackDown go head-to-head. Corbin plugs Lesnar's dominating performance over Strowman and his Survivor Series match with WWE Champion AJ Styles. He also plugs RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch plus the Traditional 5-on-5 Elimination matches. Every match is the chance for RAW to show it's superior. Corbin says they also have a score to settle after SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon stole the title of best in the world from RAW and Dolph Ziggler. Corbin says RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon will address that next week. Corbin says RAW will dominate at Survivor Series and when they do, he will go from Acting GM to full time GM. Corbin chose himself to be the Team Captain for the men's team because he's what they need. Corbin says his managerial duties won't allow him to compete in the match, so he's going to put together the most dominant team possible. He announces Ziggler and Drew McIntyre as the first two members. Strowman is also on the team.

Corbin says Strowman may be mad at him but he will realize Corbin just taught him a lesson at Crown Jewel. Corbin says once Strowman understands he needs to respect authority, he will be the team member they need at Survivor Series. Regarding the women's team, he needed a woman with great skills so it will be Team Captain Alexa Bliss picking the members. The music hits and Bliss comes marching out from the back, right past Natalya and Sasha Banks on the stage. Banks heads to the ring. Bliss thanks Corbin and calls him the future permanent GM. She talks about picking the member of the women's Team RAW and says she's a natural born leader. She says she will be watching the women's matches very closely and she wants them to show they have the killer instincts they need because they will not be losing to the B show, not on her watch. She says this all starts tonight with an Evolution rematch - The Riott Squad vs. Natalya, Banks and Bayley. Corbin likes the way Bliss thinks. Bliss says she could get used to this. She goes to start the first match but the music interrupts and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle as the "you suck!" chants start. Angle says competing in the World Cup lit a fire under him and he wants to compete again at Survivor Series this year after leading last year. Corbin says that was last year and he's making the decisions this year. Corbin wants Angle to take a permanent vacation. Angle talks about how we decided things in the ring when he was around. He proposes a match with Corbin for tonight and if he wins, he will be the Team Captain. Fans go wild. Angle calls Corbin an embarrassment to RAW after he resists. Corbin gives him the match and says Angle will get what he wants if he wins but the only way he sees Angle going to Survivor Series is if he buys a ticket. Angle says the only way Corbin is going to Survivor Series is on crutches after he breaks his ankle. Angle leaves and his music hits but Corbin demands it's cut. The "you suck" chants start up at Corbin.

Corbin says this is his show. Corbin demands they respect Bliss as she was about to speak. Bliss goes to start the match again but the music interrupts and out comes Braun. Strowman marches to the ring and starts dropping the security team at ringside. Corbin waits for a fight but he retreats when Braun enters the ring. Braun chases Corbin up the ramp and to the back. He drops Jinder Mahal as he approaches. Strowman brawls with The Authors of Pain, The Ascension and others on the ramp. Other Superstars join in and the roster is going at it. Strowman breaks through and walks around the back looking for Corbin. Strowman tells a staffer to tell Corbin he will get these hands tonight. We go to commercial as Strowman continues looking for Corbin.

- Back from the break and Charly Caruso is with Natalya, Sasha Banks and Bayley backstage. They do believe tonight's match will see them get the win like at WWE Evolution. Natalya dedicates the match to her dad, the late WWE Legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, and says she's wearing his glasses to the ring for good luck.

The Riott Squad vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya

We go to the ring and out first comes Natalya. She's wearing The Anvil's glasses. Sasha Banks is out next, followed by Bayley. They all head to the ring together. Out next comes The Riott Squad - Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan and Ruby Riott.

The bell rings and a brawl breaks out as The Riott Squad attacks at once. Ruby misses a Riott Kick as the ring clears out but Natalya drops her into an early Sharpshooter. Liv and Logan provide assists, allowing Ruby to turn it around for a 2 count. Natalya goes to the floor as Logan tags in. Logan unloads against the apron and sends Natalya into the barrier as the referee counts. Logan brings it back in for a 2 count. Liv comes in and ends up getting a 2 count after a kick. Liv tosses Natalya to the floor as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Liv keeps control of Natalya. Liv takes it to the corner and unloads as the referee warns her. Liv misses in the corner but stops Natalya from making the tag. Sasha gets the hot tag and decks the others on the apron. Banks with a dropkick to Liv and more offense. Banks with a knee to Liv from the apron and the double knees to Logan on the floor from the apron. Banks goes back in and hits the double knees from the top rope to Liv. Banks with a Backstabber into the Banks Statement but Ruby runs in and kicks her in the face.

Bayley runs in but Ruby sends her out of the ring. Banks and Riott go at it now. Banks with a knee to the face. Bayley tags in and nails a running knee to Ruby in the corner. Banks follows up with knees in the corner as they double team Riott. Bayley hits the turnbuckles but still tosses Riott to the apron to hang her up over the second rope. Bayley runs the ropes and takes out Liv and Logan on the floor with a dive. Ruby comes right over with a STO to Bayley on the floor. Riott brings it back into the ring for a 2 count on Bayley. Natalya rallies the crowd for Bayley now.

Bayley counters a suplex and rolls Riott for a 2 count. Riott comes right back to turn it around for a 2 count. Riott keeps Bayley grounded now. Bayley looks to fight back but can't turn it around. Logan comes in and keeps up the attack. Bayley fights up and out but Logan launches her into the second rope face-first by her arm. Logan with another 2 count. Ruby yells at Bayley to stay down. Liv comes back in and works Bayley over. Liv with a dropkick for a 2 count. Liv tosses Bayley out of the ring as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Logan dropkicks Bayley for a 2 count. Logan works Bayley over and taunts her. Natalya and Banks try to rally the crowd. Logan pushes Banks off the apron but Natalya avoids the shot. Natalya gets the hot tag, running over Logan and knocking the others off the apron. Natalya with a German suplex to Logan. Logan elbows Natalya but Natalya counters and slams her face-first for a 2 count as Ruby breaks it up. Banks runs in and takes out Ruby but Liv takes her out. Natalya with the lariat to Liv. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter on Logan and gets it locked in from the middle of the ring. Ruby appears at ringside with The Anvil's sunglasses in her hands, threatening to break them. Natalya stares at her and lets up off the Sharpshooter. Ruby breaks the glasses and Natalya gets emotional. The Riot Squad laughs and leaves together as fans boo them. Natalya cries and picks up the pieces as Banks and Bayley console her.

- Still to come, Angle vs. Corbin. Also, a look at DX vs. The Brothers of Destruction from Crown Jewel.

- Braun Strowman is in the back and he is looking for Baron Corbin. He goes into the loo and he interrupts a man doing his business. Back to commercial.

Apollo Crews vs. Jinder Mahal

Back from the break and out comes Jinder Mahal with Sunil Singh. Cole leads us to highlights from Triple H and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels defeating Kane and The Undertaker at Crown Jewel. Cole confirms Triple H's surgery for tomorrow. Out next comes Apollo Crews. We get a sidebar video from Crews, who says he will start stacking his wins tonight and showing everyone why he is the human highlight reel of RAW.

The bell rings and they go at it. Jinder takes control but Crews turns it around, despite an interference attempt from Singh. Jinder cuts Crews off and covers for a close 2 count. Jinder keeps Crews grounded now. Crews fights up and trades shots with Jinder now. Jinder avoids a shot off the ropes and rolls Crews up for 2. Crews comes back with the enziguri. Crews presses Jinder and slams him. Crews with the standing moonsault for the pin to win.

Winner: Apollo Crews

- We see Seth Rollins walking backstage with the WWE Intercontinental Title and both RAW Tag Team Titles. Cole says there have been reports of Dean Ambrose being in the area today. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring with a scarf of tag title belts and the Intercontiental Title around his waist. We see what happened after Dean and Seth won the Tag Titles.

Seth says as ridiculous as this looks, he expected to have three title belts and a giant trophy. Seth says he did not win, and Baron Corbin, their scumbag General Manager helped Brock Lesnar regain the Universal Title. For everything that Roman Reigns worked for to take that title from Brock Lesnar, that is a slap in the face. It is a slap in the face to Roman, to him, and everyone in the locker room. It is a slap in the face to everyone here tonight. Seth says he would say that to Brock's face but Brock is not here tonight.

Seth says that Dean Ambrose is here tonight. It is hard to believe that a few weeks ago, the Shield was on top of the world. Seth says he called Dean out last week to explain why he put the knife in his back, but he said nothing. He could call Dean out again to tell him what he did, but Seth says he does not want to waist their time and because Ambrose doesn't have the bollocks.

Seth says that it is impossible for him to defend two titles at one time so... Baron interrupts on the TitanTron and he says that Seth can defend two championships at one time. Seth and Dean can defend the tag titles now.

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (in spirit) vs. AOP for the Raw Tag Team Championships

Akam starts off and Rollins with a waist lock and escape when Akam backs into his corner. Akam runs Rollins into the corner and Rezar tags in and Rollins with punches. Rollins with a kick but Rezar with a clothesline. We go to commercial.

We are back and Akam gets a near fall after a boot from the turnbuckles. Akam with a reverse chin lock. Akam with a hard Irish whip for a near fall. Rezar tags in and they double team Rollins. Rezar works on the neck. Rezar with a double leg take down and punches. Akam tags in and they set for Last Chapter but Rollins kicks Rezar away. Rollins clotheslines Rezar over the top rope and he punches Akam. Rollins with a suicide dive onto Rezar and then he sends Akam to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive onto Akam and Rezar.

Rollins with a springboard clothesline to Rezar and Slingblade to Akam. Rollins with a blockbuster to Akam for a near fall. Rollins kicks Akam but Drake distracts the referee and Rezar trips Rollins. Rollins with a head scissors to Akam and he gives Rezar a super kick. Rollins with a frog splash for a near fall. Rezar wtih a power bomb and Akam tags in for a sit out power bomb and the three count.

Winners and NEW RAW Tag Team Champions: AOP

After the match, Drake hits the ring to celebrate with Akam and Rezar as they're handed the titles. They leave as the music stops and we see Dean Ambrose come walking through the crowd. Ambrose slowly enters the ring as the "you sold out!" chants start. Ambrose drops down to one knee in front of Rollins takes a mic. "You want to know why I did what I did?" Ambrose stands back up as Rollins asks why. Ambrose decks him and drops him with Dirty Deeds as fans boo. Ambrose walks the ramp and stops at the top as Rollins recovers on the mat. Ambrose keeps walking to the back. Cole asks Renee if she can shed any light on what's going on and she says she's tried talking to him about it but there's no reasoning with him there right now. We see Rollins struggling to get to his feet as the "burn it down!" chants continue.

- We take a look at Becky Lynch's comments about Ronda Rousey on Smackdown. Back to commercial.


We get a look at how Braun Strowman destroyed security trying to get to Baron Corbin earlier tonight. Corbin is backstage with Charly Caruso now. She asks if he's afraid of the consequences he will face if Strowman catches him. Corbin says he didn't run and he's not afraid of Strowman. Corbin will be there if Strowman wants a match but Strowman wants to destroy him, not wrestle, and he's not letting that happen. Caruso reveals that Corbin set up a make-shift studio in a storage room for this interview. Corbin says she just told the world where he is. Strowman appears and takes out more members of the security team as Corbin retreats to safety. Strowman walks off looking for Corbin.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler says Shane McMahon is not the best in the world, despite how the WWE World Cup tournament ended. Ziggler says we are looking at the best in the world. He goes on about how once again he dominated and proved he's the best but what happened? The conspiracies kicked in. He talks about how Drew McIntyre was ejected from ringside, how a SmackDown referee allowed The Miz to attack him from behind and how Shane bullied himself into a tournament he wasn't even in... Ziggler is interrupted by the sound of Elias' guitar.

Elias starts playing under the spotlight as the arena goes wild for him. Elias says the crowd reaction is the respect he deserves. Elias addresses Ziggler's complaints and is going to sum it up real quick - Ziggler is a loser. Elias mentions Oasis and how the Gallaghers said they would reunite because of his song. Ziggler interrupts but Elias tells him to shut up and let him sing. Elias performs his latest song and takes shots at Ziggler with the lyrics. Ziggler challenges Elias to come say it in his face and here he comes as the crowd pops. We go to commercial as Elias walks to the ring.

- In a pre-recorded video, The Revival says the tag team division is something to take seriously. Dawson says they bring precision and moves to Raw. They will send the Loser House Party back to 205 Live.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Elias

They lock up and Ziggler with a side head lock and take down for a rollup. Ziggler with a front face lock into a side head lock. Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler rakes the eyes on the top rope. Elias with a back elbow and slam for a near fall. Elias with a side head lock take down. Ziggler with punches and a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Ziggler with a kick and punch. Ziggler with an Irish whip and Elias floats over and hits a mule kick. Elias goes up top and misses an elbow drop.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and rear chin lock. Elias with a back slide for a near fall. Ziggler with a European uppercut for a near fall. Elias with punches as he blocks punches from Ziggler. Ziggler with a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with kicks and punches. Elias with a shoulder tackle. Elias kicks Ziggler in the corner. Elias with a forearm to the neck and then he gets Ziggler on his shoulders but Ziggler gets to his feet and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Elias with a jumping knee for a near fall.

Ziggler with a kick to the knee but Elias with a spinning sit out power bomb for a near fall. Elias with a chop but Ziggler with a kick. Ziggler with a head butt and rollup for a near fall. Elias holds on to teh ropes on a Zig Zag attempt. Elias misses a jumping knee and Ziggler with a Zig Zag but Elias gets his foot on the rope to break up the count. Elias with Drift Away for the three count.

Winner: Elias

After the match, Elias stands tall and has his arm raised as the music hits. We go to replays as Ziggler watches Elias make his exit.

- Still to come, Ronda Rousey will address her Survivor Series opponent. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Kurt Angle is in the interview area and he is asked about becoming captain of Team Raw. Kurt says Baron is dangerous and he poses a threat, but Kurt knows his weaknesses. It is time for Kurt to go to Survivor Series as the Raw Captain.

In the Arena:

Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring.

Ronda says Becky Lynch says she is going to rip her arm off. Ronda says it is cute and adorable. It's easy to see why everyone loves you. There is no doubt that you worked hard and persevered to become the Smackdown Champion. You put on the performance of a lifetime at Evolution. Without question, Becky has her respect, but don't take that for weakness. Ronda says she is the last person you want to provoke. While you were waking up for school, Ronda's mom was trying to break her arm every day. When you were going to clown school, Ronda says she was training for the Olympics. While you were a stewardess, Ronda says she was the most dominant champion in MMA history.

It will take more than a new attitude to beat her. Ronda says she is a Natural Born Killer being refined to be the greatest athlete of all time. Two weeks until Survivor Series and she wants Becky to bring all of her angst and rage because Ronda says she wants a challenge. You may say you are the man, but Ronda says she is the baddest bitch on the planet.

Nia Jax makes her way to the ring.

Nia says Ronda is getting her fired up. You are not just fighting for yourself, you are fighting for the entire locker room. Nia says that she knows Ronda will not let them down. After you make Becky Lynch tap out, Nia says she will be waiting for her.

Ember Moon makes her way to the ring for a match agains Jax as we go to commercial.

Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon

Nia with a hip toss and she tries for a slam but Ember gets to her feet and Ember with kicks. Nia sends Ember to the floor and Ember kicks Nia when she returns to the ring. Ember with a drop kick. Ember with a handspring forearm into the corner. Ember with a cross body and she bounces off Nia. Nia with a splash into the corner followed by a biel and another splash. Nia tosses Ember around the ring. Nia gets a near fall.

Nia with a cobra clutch. Ember with elbows to escape and Ember goes for a rollup but Nia picks Ember up. Ember with kicks but Nia with a head butt and Ember goes down. Nia hot shots Ember into the turnbuckles and follows with a clothesline. Nia misses a leg drop. Ember with a kick to the head and Ember with a back heel kick and a series of kicks. Ember with a forearm followed by a springboard cross body for a near fall. Ember with a rolling elbow for a near fall.

Nia pushes Ember to the mat and misses a splash. Ember goes to the turnbuckles for a tornado DDT but Nia pushes Ember away. Ember with an enzuigiri and Nia stays on her feet. Nia with a Samoan drop for the three count.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Jax recovers and raises her arms until the music interrupts and out comes Tamina Snuka. Tamina marches to the ring as Jax watches. They stare each other down, standing over Moon. Tamina looks down at Moon, as does Jax. Tamina grabs Moon and nails a Samoan Drop, right in front of Jax. Some fans boo. Jax looks confused but she tells Tamina to turn Moon over. Tamina turns Moon over into a Boston Crab. Jax starts dropping elbow on Moon as fans boo. Jax drops another big shot to Moon while Snuka keeps her down. Jax and Tamina hug in the middle of the ring and raise their arms as Jax's music hits. Snuka and Jax leave together.


Kayla Braxton is backstage with Finn Balor. Balor says Bobby Lashley is the most powerful and explosive man he's been in the ring with and he's getting more intense each week. Balor calls Lio Rush a little runt when referencing his recent interference. Balor says Manchester has been a city divided but tonight the city is Balor Club and Balor Club is for everyone. Balor is all smiles as he walks off. Still to come, Lashley vs. Balor. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Baron Corbin is trying to get out of the arena and he is stopped by Charly Caruso. Baron says he has an appointment to get to so he will not be facing Kurt Angle tonight. Kurt will face Drew McIntyre instead. Braun sees Baron and chases after the vehicle.

Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor

We go to the ring and out comes Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush, who is not speaking on the mic yet. They enter the ring and Rush takes the mic. Rush praises Lashley and takes a shot at Manchester. Rush goes on about Lashley's physique. Some fans chant "boring!" and Rush tells them to get over it. Rush says the crowd has made Lashley upset and now he will take it out on Finn Balor. Balor's music hits and out he comes. Balor does his entrance and we go back to commercial.

Lashley with a kick to the midsection and he sends Finn into the turnbuckles. Lashley with a punch followed by a boot to the back and he chokes Balor in the ropes. Lashley with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Balor with forearms but Lashley with a kick and Balor with a drop kick that sends Lashley to the floor. Rush trips Balor as he comes off the ropes to set up a plancha. Lashley punches Balor and gets a near fall. Lashley with a reverse chin lock and then he slams Balor to the mat for a near fall. Lashley returns to the reverse chin lock. Lashley with a neck breaker for a near fall.

Lashley with punches in the corner. Lashley runs into boots from Balor and Balor avoids a splash into the corner and hits a running forearms. Balor with a sunset flip for a near fall. Balor with a double leg take down and a double stomp. Balor wtih a running chop into the corner. Lashley with an Irish whip and Balor floats over but Lashley catches him. Balor with slingblade and then he runs into a clothesline from Lashley. Balor goes to the apron and goes for an enzuigiri but Lashley blocks it and hits an elbow. Lashley suplexes Balor back into the ring and gets a near fall. Lashley sets for the Dominator but Balor with a rollup for a near fall.

Lashley misses a splash into the corner and Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top and Lio distracts Balor. Balor leaps over Lashley and he sends Lashley to the floor. Balor with a drop kick to Rush. Balor tries for a running drop kick on Rush but Lashley stops Balor. Lashley brings Balor into the ring for the Dominator for the three count.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

After the match, Lashley stands tall over Balor as the music hits. Rush enters the ring to stand with him. The music interrupts and out comes Drew McIntyre to a pop. Drew marches to the ring and stares everyone down. Lashley watches Drew enter the ring. Drew enters and stares right at Lashley, getting in his face and daring him to swing. Lashley backs off and exits the ring with Rush. Drew watches Lashley leave and then turns to Balor to help him up from the mat. Fans cheer. Drew turns and stares at Balor, then pushes him into the ropes to level him with a Claymore Kick. Drew stands over Balor as his music starts back up. Drew stands tall as we go back to commercial.

Kurt Angle vs. Drew McIntyre

Back from the break and Drew looks on as WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle makes his way out, looking to become the Team Captain for the men's Survivor Series team. Angle attacks early to start but the referee restores order and we get the bell.

The match officially starts and he continues with punches to Drew but Drew with a head butt to send Angle to the mat. Drew with punches and kicks. Drew with an arm bar and he takes Angle to the mat. Angle with punches but Drew with a back elbow for a near fall. Drew with a neck breaker. Drew with an arm bar and Angle with punches. Drew with a chop in the corner. Drew with an Irish whip but he misses a splash. Angle with an Olympic slam but Drew rolls to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Drew with a neck breaker for a near fall. We see footage from the commercial break when Angle was sent into the ring steps. Drew with a suplex for a near fall. Drew with a clothesline and then he applies an arm bar and chin lock. Angle with punches and a kick but Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly throw for a near fall. Drew kicks Angle in the corner and then he snap mares Angle and returns to the arm bar and chin lock.

Angle with punches and a jaw breaker. Drew gets Angle up for a slam but Angle gets to his feet. Angle with the Three Rivers German Suplex combination. The straps come down but Drew escapes the Olympic Slam and Drew hits a Claymore. Drew looks at Angle and does not cover him. Drew asks if this is the legendary Kurt Angle. Drew puts his hands behind his back and Kurt goes for the leg but Drew with punches and a kick.

Drew tells Kurt to go for the leg and Angle with a double leg attempt but Drew with a flurry of forearms to the back. Drew tells Kurt to look him in the eye and he calls Kurt a coward and embarrassment. Angle with an ankle lock. Drew kicks Angle away. Drew with an Olympic Slam to Angle. Drew goes for the ankle and applies an ankle lock. Drew adds a grapevine and Angle taps out.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the bell, Drew keeps the ankle lock applied for a few extra seconds as the referee warns him. Drew stands tall as his music plays and we go to replays. Angle is still down on the mat as Drew taunts & laughs some more on his way out of the ring. Some fans boo as McIntyre marches up the ramp. RAW goes off the air with Angle getting back to his feet in the ring as Drew looks on from the stage.