So about last night...RAW 05/11/2018
It is the Monday after WWE Crown Jewel and it is time to look on towards WWE Survivor Series. SS is less than 2 weeks away and the card is taking shape very quickly with little to no build.
Anyway, let’s take a look at last night’s WWE RAW!
SURVIVOR SERIES? NEXT SUNDAY?!?!
Show open with the RAW roster on the stage with a line of security guards around the ring. Baron Corbin comes out and announces himself as the captain of the Survivor Series team before Alexa Bliss comes out.
Sporting a very fancy business suit, Bliss announces that she is the captain of the RAW Women’s Survivor Series team! She wanted to see who was going to be in her team, before she could announce what that match was, she was interrupted by Kurt Angle and barked at Corbin that the two would face off to see who would become captain of the Survivor Series team.
Alexa chimes up again to try and announce the match again only to be interrupted by Braun Strowman. He marches to the ring wiping out the security in one fell swoop before chasing Corbin. Corbin escapes and runs up the ramp. Braun follows but gets caught by the roster who break out into a fight.
Alexa manages to announces that the match tonight would be The Riott Squad vs Natayla, Sasha Banks an Bayley.
Riott squad vs Bayley, Banks and natty!
Before the match, Natayla is wearing her dad’s sunglasses going out to the ring.
Riott Squad dominate for most of the match and when the opposition are on the up, Ruby get’s the sunglasses and snaps them in two and stomps on them. Riott Squad back out of the match up the ramp while Natayla sees what happened. She bursts into tears and is comforted by Bayley and Banks. Match is essentially a No Contest.
JINDER vs APOLLO
In a relatively short match, Jinder loses to Apollo Crews. I predict that he is going to have a push going into the new year so let’s hope for something big from him.
Seth Rollins is backstage with the IC Title and both of the RAW Tag Team Titles.
SETH ROLLINS WITH ALL THE TITLES!
He talks about how he could have had the World Cup trophy if he hadn’t lost to Dolph on Friday at Crown Jewel.
He then turns his attention to Dean Ambrose and that he wants answers for what he has done or what he is doing.
Baron Corbin in a storage locker is on the tron and says that Rollins would have to defend the RAW Tag Team Championships against… AOP!
SETH ROLLINS VS AOP FOR THE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!
It’s a 2-on-1 handicap match as Seth doesn’t have an partner for the match. Manages to get some offensive moves in on both lads, but it is the power of the Akam and Rezar that seals the victory. AOP are the NEW RAW Tag Team Champions in their first reign.
Dean Ambrose appears and without saying much, delivers a Dirty Deeds to Rollins before leaving.
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS ELIAS.
Elias got a pop as the UK crowd were chanting “Walk with Elias” to the tune of Seven Nation Army – A nothing match here, but Elias wins with a Driftaway to Dolph.
RONDA ROUSEY ABOUT BECKY LYNCH
After Becky’s heated words on last week’s SmackDown Live, Ronda calls herself the “Baddest Bitch on the Planet” and that she would defeat Becky at Survivor Series.
Nia Jax comes out and tells Ronda that she will be waiting to take her on after Survivor Series.
Ember Moon comes out which apparently starts a match between the two.
EMBER MOON VS NIA JAX.
Ember is quickly put away with a Samoan Drop by Nia.
Tamina comes out and stares down Nia Jax before delivering a Samoan Drop to Ember Moon before she and Nia attack Ember Moon. These are now a tag team.
BOBBY LASHLEY VS FINN BÁLOR
In another rematch, Bobby takes on Bálor. Lio Rush promos seem to be getting more awful each week. I don’t know how but whatever.
Bobby finally defeats Finn before Drew McIntyre appearing. He replaced Baron Corbin who left the building as he was scared of Braun Strowman.
MAIN EVENT! KURT ANGLE VS DREW MCINTYRE!
It was a fair back and forth between the two but managed to get Kurt Angle to submit after Drew delivered a Angle Slam of his own and then into a Angle Lock.
Nothing much seemed to happen on the fade-to-black.
This week was obviously going to be mediocre as the show was in the UK but hopefully the go-home show for SS next week will pick up and get everyone hyped.
The feud between Corbon and Strowman seems to be held off for this week but will probably explode into SS and the weeks after.
It’s a tough time for WWE to hype up a major PPV so soon after Crown Jewel & Evolution. Let’s hope SmackDown has something in mind tonight for the UK crowd.
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