The latest episode of Monday Night RAW is currently airing on the USA Network. Here’s what’s happened so far:
11:15 – Corbin and McIntyre win. The episode ends with them standing victorious.
11:10 – Balor continues to attack Corbin but McIntyre runs him over and drops him face-first across the barricade! McIntyre and Corbin finish him off with a Claymore kick for the pin.
11:00 – Corbin hits Balor with a neck crank and a front kick, and though Balor is able to ward off the latter, Corbin strikes back with a double leg and a double stomp. Corbin is nearly defeated by a ferocious Balor, but he grabs the microphone and declares that the match is a 2-on-1 handicap match now and adds Drew McIntyre.
Baron Corbin vs Finn Balor
10:45 – Bliss goes on stage to talk about how Bayley’s dragged Sasha down from champion into a tag team. Before she’s able to finish, however, Mickie James, Alicia Fox, and Dana Brooke attack Bliss from behind. She manages to run James and Fox off, but Bayley manages to land a back suplex on Brooke.
10:40 – Rollins wins. Alexa Bliss is shown talking to a crew member backstage ahead of Sasha and Bayley’s standoff.
10:30 – Ziggler attacks immediately, sending Rollins into a close two count. He then puts Rollins in a reverse chinlock, but the latter is able to get out with a jawbreaker and a huge dropkick. Ziggler isn’t finished, though, and he sends Rollins to the floor with a back body drop and a suplex. Rollins ultimately pulls out the victory with a Falcon Arrow.
Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins
10:15 – Mahal wins via pinfall. The commentators recap the rivalry between Ambrose and Rollins before cutting to commercial.
10:05 – No Way Jose comes out swinging on Mahal, hitting stomps, knee drops, a straight suplex for a two count. Mahal bounces back with an overhead elbow before locking a reverse chinlock on. Jose gets free but Mahal continues his attack with a diving crossbody and a lariat. Mahal finishes Jose off with a Hot Shot.
No Way Jose vs Jinder Mahal
10:00 – Moon wins. Afterward, No Way Jose and Jinder Mahal prep for their match.
9:55 – Fox opens with a savage boot, but Moon responds by breaking her kick and hitting Fox with a tornado suplex. Moon ends up winning by pinfall with Eclipse.
Alicia Fox vs Ember Moon
9:50 – Authors of Pain win via pinfall. Afterwards, Finn Balor gets a handcam promo where he talks about standing up to Baron Corbin.
9:45 – Roode and Gable come out swinging, but Akam and Rezar strike back with a fallaway slam and can tag. Authors of Pain then hit a powerbomb and a brutal neckbreaker combo on Bobby Roode to retain their WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
Authors of Pain vs Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
9:30 – Rousey says that she’s going to rip Jax’s arm off and slap Charlotte Flair across the face with it at WWE TLC. Rousey then challenges Jax to a fight right then and there, but Jax turns her down.
9:20 – Nia Jax and Tamina make their entrance. The former gets on the mic to share what she is thankful for, which, among other things, includes breaking Becky Lynch’s face and giving her a concussion. Jax then says she will take down Ronda Rousey at WWE TLC, which causes Rousey to come out.
9:10 – Lucha House Party wins by pinfall. Afterwards, the episode recaps Nia Jax beating down Becky Lynch.
9:05 – Wilder and Metalik starts things off, but Dawson enters and puts a spinning Argentine backbreaker rack drop to good use, as well as an elbow drop and a falling headbutt. It seems as though Revival has the edge, but Lucha House Party manages to turn the tables on them and take the victory with a shooting star press.
Lucha House Party vs the Revival
8:55 – We then cut to a video package recapping recent the events between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. We then see Dean Ambrose at a doctor’s office with his arm bloodied. He claims that he’ll be in the arena next week, but this week he’s getting inoculated. He also says he’s going to put Rollins out of his misery at WWE TLC on December 15.
8:50 – We come back from commercial to see Baron Corbin chewing out a crew member and ends up firing him. Alexa Bliss then rolls up and says that she thinks Baron’s doing an amazing job and asks if there’s anything she can help with. He asks her to oversee the entire women’s division. She asks if he’s serious, and he confirms.
8:45 – Elias wins by DQ. Corbin announces a DQ match and Elias and Lashley start up again. Corbin then joins McIntyre and Lashley in pummeling Elias, before Lashley finishes him off with a gator roll. Lashley wins by pinfall with a kneeling pin.
8:30 – Elias hold his own during the opening moments, but McIntyre and Corbin show up to aid Lashley, and then corner Elias against the barricade before backing off at the referee’s command. Lashley promptly knocks Elias into the ringpost. Elias rebounds and tries to hit the diving elbow drop on Lashley but Lio Rush knocks the referee out of the ring, causing a disqualification.
Bobby Lashley vs Elias
8:20 – After everyone clears the stage, Elias appears and begins to play a song. He tells the audience that he can’t think of anything worse than Corbin as full-time general manager, and proceeds to mock Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley. The latter comes to the ring to begin his match against Elias.
8:10 – Each Superstar takes turns saying what they are thankful for, and McIntyre says he is thankful for the beating that they laid on Braun Strowman last week. We then go out to Birmingham, Alabama on the big screen to interview Strowman ahead of his surgery.
8:05 – The episode opens with Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Lio Rush in the ring together. Corbin says he hopes the audience had a happy Thanksgiving, but then says that he and the rest of the Superstars in the ring don’t fill their bodies with disgusting carbs.
Perhaps the biggest story heading into tonight’s episode is the rivalry between Dean Ambrose and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins. The latter pursued Ambrose all around the arena last week, finally getting his hands on his former Shield brother at the end of the night, but Ambrose took him out with two consecutive Dirty Deeds.
It stands to reason that Ambrose and Rollins’ rivalry will continue to grow, to the extent that Rollins will address it during tonight’s episode. Rollins is set to defend his title against Ambrose at WWE TLC on December 16. According to WWE.com, Rollins will look to “refocus” on his upcoming PPV showdown by testing himself with an Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge during tonight’s episode.
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins Will Face Off In an Open Challenge Tonight
Ronda Rousey defended the Raw Women’s Championship against Mickie James in an unscheduled title last week. Despite some tense exchanges between Rousey, Nia Jax, and Tamina, the Baddest Woman on the Planet managed to hold her own and intimidate those around her. Expect to learn more about what Jax and Tamina have in store for Rousey when they clash at WWE TLC.
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable scored a huge upset victory over Raw Tag Team Champions Authors of Pain during last week’s episode, meaning that the duo are even closer to Team Red’s titles. WWE.com reports that Roode & Gable will also get an opportunity to take on the Authors of Pain in a Raw Tag Team Championship Match this Monday night. Last week also saw Elias pay the price for making snide comments about Lio Rush when Rush and Lashley too laid into him.
Braun Strowman Will Deal With the Aftermath of His Shattered Right Elbow
Then, of course, there’s Braun Strowman. Strowman took a vicious beating at the hands of Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin last week that resulted in a shattered right elbow. This came moments after he was granted a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match against Corbin at WWE TLC that, if won, would grant him a Universal Championship opportunity against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble PPV.
Tonight’s episode could shed some light on the severity of Strowman’s injury, and whether he will need surgery before returning to the ring.