Monday Night Raw (12/17/18)

 

Raw Results

McMahon to the ring to decent pop.  Steph joins him to mixed reaction.  Trip came out to huge pop.  Shane joined them for almost as much pop as Trip.  They talk about how things will be changing, they will all be there running Raw and SD.  They won’t be absentee managers and the fans will be The Authority.  They didn’t get specific about any of it, just different matches, pushing superstars and much rhetoric.  Corbin came out to serious heat and Steph mocked him for it.  He thinks TLC was unfair and would like to discuss it.

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Corbin is trying to talk but getting almost nuclear heat.  He tries to talk and they boo over his words.  He’s getting upset and frustrated.  Trip asks them to stop so he can speak and getting heat.  Steph says her father is hard of hearing and what are they saying?  She holds her mic up for more heat.  Shane mocks Corbin too for more heat.  The fans are having a blast keeping Corbin down.  Finally, they agree to let Corbin fight for a chance to be GM, against Angle.  Also, a special guest ref, and out comes Slater!

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As Angle works over Corbin Trip came out to say he forgot, it’s a Handicap Match.  Out comes Crews, Gable, and Roode to help Angle beat Corbin down.  At one point Slater turns around to adjust the turnbuckle padding as they all beat down Corbin together.  The Shane is out to announce it’s a No DQ Match.  Slater jumps into the fight and helps beat down Corbin.  After the match fans chanted for tables, so they got one and put Corbin through it.

Angle defeats Corbin

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Ziggler vs Balor ended in DQ as McIntyre attacks them both.

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Ambrose out with his gas-masked team.  Ambrose announces an open challenge for anyone but Rollins.  After the match Ambrose calls out Rollins, who is one of his team and attacks Ambrose from behind.  Ambrose flees.

Ambrose defeats Breeze

Backstage Shane talking about pushes and tough choices.  Drake in to push the AOP down his throat with the rematch clause.  Shane says that clause is antiquated.  AOP takes on B Team, Revival, and Lucha House Party.  The winner will face the Tag Team Champs at the next PPV.

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Lashley and Lio in the ring with Elias’ lighting and a broken guitar.  Lio yells, Lashley poses, Elias attacks from behind with yet another guitar.

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Lucha House Party vs B Team vs Revival vs AOP for a Tag Team Championship Match gives us the end of Lucha House Party Rules.

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Revival wins Fatal Four Way

Corbin taunts Rollins backstage and gets punched down for his troubles.

Ronda to the ring talking smack, getting mixed reaction.  She open challenges again and all the women are backstage screaming that they want to challenge.  Steph screams at them and brings them out to the stage to announce a Gauntlet Match for the chance to face RR.  Started with Foxy and Bayley.  Bayley wins.  Bayley beats Dana.

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Mickie defeats Bayley.  Ember defeats Mickie.  Nattie defeats Ember.

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Nattie defeats Ruby.

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Nattie defeats Sasha.  Nattie wins Gauntlet Match to face Ronda for the Raw Women’s Championship next week on Raw.  Ronda out to join Nattie in the ring and it’s tense, but there is a handshake and some hugs.  They leave up the ramp side by side.