RAW Notes, Results & Review: December 17, 2018December 17, 2018
- Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Chad Gable & Apollo Crews def. Baron Corbin. Corbin won’t be in charge.
Match Grade: C
- Finn Balor def. Dolph Ziggler via DQ
Match Grade: B-
- Dean Ambrose def. Tyler Breeze to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
Match Grade: C+
- The Revival def. The B-Team, AOP & Lucha House Party to earn a Tag Team Title Opportunity in the future.
Match Grade: C+
- Natalya wins the Gauntlet Match & will face Ronda Rousey next week for RAW Women’s Championship.
Match Grade: C
Vince McMahon Promo
- Vince says everyone wants to know what’s going on with Monday Night RAW.
- Vince brings up the fact that RAW has been on air for over 25 years.
- McMahon says he can’t do it all by himself anymore.
- Vince said he can do it without any of the fans.
- Vince brings out his daughter, Stephanie McMahon.
- They bring out the COO, Triple H.
- Great pop.
- They bring out Shane McMahon.
- Shane apparently gets along with Stephanie now.
- Stephanie says they haven’t been doing a great job lately.
- Stephanie says all of this is going to change and it starts tonight.
- Hunter says the days of absentee management is over.
- Hunter says something new & fresh.
- Hunter says we are the authority.
- Hunter says we are getting new faces & new matchups.
- Baron Corbin comes out.
- Corbin says no one is more excited for a fresh start than him.
- HEAVY boos directed towards Corbin.
- Corbin said there is one word they forgot to mention… fair.
- Corbin said what happened to him last night was not fair.
- Corbin wants a simple conversation.
- We get an abrupt commercial break.
- Corbin says not all fans feel this way about him as a rainfall of boos.
- Corbin asks all of them if they have no respect.
- Corbin says it’s not his fault if superstars can’t live up to the challenge.
- Corbin says he wasn’t prepared for Strowman or all the people he brought with him.
- Corbin wants them to overrule the turning.
- McMahon’s huddle.
- Shane, Steph & Hunter say no, Vince has another option.
- Hunter says if he wins his match tonight he’ll become permanent GM of Monday Night RAW.
- Kurt Angle vs Baron Corbin!
- Stephanie says there is a special guest referee.
- Heath Slater.
Corbin vs Angle
- Hunter comes out and announces a handicap match.
- Crews, Gable & Roode come out.
- Corbin tries to escape but Crews, Roode & Gable catch him.
- Shane comes out.
- Shane makes this match No Disqualification. Hahahaha.
- All of them grab steel chairs and attack Corbin.
- Corbin won’t be in charge.
- Angle delivers an Angle Slam to Corbin through the table.
Balor vs Ziggler
- Match starts off hot. Very technical.
- Balor kicks out of a zig-zag.
- Drew McIntyre comes out.
- Balor also kicks out of a famous-er.
- McIntyre clotheslines Balor causing a disqualification.
- McIntyre delivers a claymore to both Ziggler & Balor.
Dean Ambrose Promo
- Ambrose says people should respect him.
- Ambrose says Rollins choked and failed.
- Ambrose says he doesn’t need respect because he has the Intercontinental Championship.
- Ambrose says he’s going to take Rollins’ career and drag it through the mud and throw it in the gutter where it belongs.
- Ambrose says he is the moral compass in WWE.
- Ambrose calls out Seth Rollins.
- Ambrose wants Rollins to tell him that he was right and Rollins was wrong.
- Ambrose says he’ll issue Seth an open challenge, not for the IC title but to punch him in the face.
- Ambrose says Rollins is a selfish little whiner.
- Ambrose issues an open challenge for the IC Title for anyone not named Seth.
Breeze vs Ambrose
- Breeze with a lot of offence.
- Rollins attacks Ambrose as he was disguised as one of the gas masks guys.
- Nikki Cross
- Lars Sullivan
- Lacey Evans
- Heavy Machinery
Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush Promo
- Lashley does his modelling poses.
- Elias attacks Lashley with a guitar.
Seth Rollins Backstage Interview
- Rollins said he let Ambrose get in his head.
- Rollins said he heard the crowd last night, he said that’s on him.
- Rollins says this is what he loves & what he’s dedicated his life too.
- Corbin appears.
- Corbin blames Rollins for him not being GM.
- Corbin keeps poking Rollins.
- Rollins gives Corbin a right hand.
Ronda Rousey Promo
- Rousey says she came here to show what a real champion is.
- Rousey says a real champion is so much more than a winner of a match or the decision of a referee.
- Rousey says a real champion represents the best of the best, physically, emotionally & morally.
- Rousey suggests that we start a new tradition that after every pay-per-view the championship defends their title.
- Rousey issues an open challenge.
- All the ladies want a shot.
- Stephanie brings all the women on the stage.
- We’re getting an Eight-Woman Gauntlet match.
Eight-Women Gauntlet Match
- Alicia Fox & Bayley start things off.
- Bayley eliminates Fox.
- Bayley eliminates Brooke.
- James eliminates Bayley.
- Moon eliminates James.
- Natalya eliminates Moon.
- Natalya eliminates Riott.
- Natalya eliminates Banks.