RAW Notes, Results & Review: December 17, 2018

RAW Notes, Results & Review: December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018 0 By Nicolas Brosnan

Results:

  • 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

Notes:

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.
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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.

NXT Call-Ups

  • Nikki Cross
  • Lars Sullivan
  • Lacey Evans
  • Heavy Machinery
  • EC3

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.