December 4, 2017
Los Angeles, California
Pro Wrestling Transcriptions
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kurt Angle, Jason Jordan, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment:
Welcome to Monday Night Raw. Angle goes over the title matches that will be occurring on tonight’s show. Jason Jordan comes out to interrupt his father. Before Angle says anything else, Jason Jordan wants Roman Reigns. Are we gonna do this again? Jordan’s leg is tapped up. Jordan says that he’s been in the ring with Roman Reigns, John Cena, Kane, The Miz and he has held his own with all of them. Jordan wants a chance to set up. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Reigns says that he’s a fighting champion, so he’ll tell Angle who he’s fighting and it’s not his son.
He wants Samoa Joe. Reigns has some advise for Jason Jordan. Don’t run to your daddy for opportunities, step up and take it. Jordan says that Reigns is everything that WWE management wants as a poster boy. Reigns has been on a lot of posters and a lot of chairs because he has main evented a lot of shows. He earned it by grinding it out. If you want something, step up and take it. Samoa Joe joins the conversation. Joe’s patience is running thin. Joe accepts the challenge.
He’s going to give Reigns five seconds to change his mind because he’s can’t beat the Samoan Submission Machine. Jordan is questioning Joe’s toughness. Jordan makes challenges to people’s faces. Reigns tells Jordan to stay in his lane. The five seconds are over for Reigns. From behind, Jordan attacks Reigns with the Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Angle starts yelling at his son. Reigns wants to fight Jordan right now.
First Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jason Jordan For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Samoa Joe is watching the match from the stage. Jordan with a waist lock go behind to Reigns. Roman kicks Jordan in the corner. Reigns whips Jordan back first across the turnbuckles. Reigns bounces Jordan’s head on the ring apron. Reigns irish whips Jordan back first to the ringside barricade. Jordan and Reigns are trading back and forth shots. Reigns clotheslines Jordan over the top rope.
Coming out of the commercial break, Reigns applies a rear chin lock. Jordan runs Reigns into the turnbuckles four times. Jordan goes for the Corner Spear, but Reigns ducks out of the way. Jordan sends Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring post. Jordan applies an arm bar. Reigns HeadButts Jordan. Jordan responds with a knee lift. Reigns fires up with a series of rapid lariats.
Reigns goes for the SuperMan Punch, but Jordan counters with a dropkick for a two count. Reigns with an uppercut that sends Jordan to the floor. Jordan catches Reigns in mid-air. Jordan drives Reigns into the steel ring steps. Jordan with the lateral press for a two count. Jordan follows that with the Saito Suplex for a two count. Reigns decks Jordan with the DDT. Reigns applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Jordan crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Jordan with an inside cradle for a two count. Reigns delivers the SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns sets up for the Spear, but Jordan negates that with a Big Boot. Jordan with the Roll Through Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Reigns with the side headlock takedown to Jordan. Reigns plants Jordan with the Spear to pickup the victory. After the match, Samoa Joe and Reigns starts brawling. Jordan from behind attacks Joe with the Belly to Belly Suplex. Referee John Cone tries to calm Joe down. Jordan walks into a SuperMan Punch by Jordan.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Roman Reigns via Pinfall
Second Match: Paige w/Absolution vs. Sasha Banks w/Mickie James & Bayley
Alexa Bliss joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sasha backs Paige into the ropes. Paige shoves Sasha. Paige and Sasha are trading back and forth slaps. Paige HeadButts Sasha. Sasha responds with a Lou Thez Press. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha launches Paige to the other side of the ring. Sasha repeatedly stomps on Paige’s chest. Sasha delivers a series of forearm shivers. Paige with a thrust kick to the midsection of Sasha.
Paige rams Sasha’s head to the middle turnbuckle. Paige with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Paige applies a rear chin lock. Paige transitions into a front facelock. Paige kicks Sasha in the gut. Paige connects with the Biel Throw. Paige is mauling Sasha in the corner. Paige is sitting on Sasha’s neck. Paige applies a Leg Trap Chin Lock. Paige with the lateral press for a two count. Paige is yelling at Mickie James. Paige with a clubbing blow to the back of Sasha. Paige goes back to the front facelock.
Sasha with the inside cradle for a two count. Paige clotheslines Sasha. Paige starts unloading multiple haymakers. Sasha with a knee lift to Paige. Sasha follows that with the Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Sasha connects with the Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Sasha applies a long Bow and Arrow Stretch. Paige with a double leg takedown to Sasha. Paige and Sasha are duking it out in the center of the ring. Paige goes for the BodySlam, but Sasha blocks it. Sasha Spears Paige out of the ring.
Coming out of the commercial break, Paige is attacking the lower back region of Sasha. Paige lands another HeadButt. Paige gets Sasha tied in between the ropes. Sasha rolls Paige over for a two count. Sasha kicks Paige in the gut. Sasha with Running Axe Handle Strikes to Paige. Sasha connects with the Double Knee Strike. Paige side steps Sasha into the turnbuckles. Paige decks Sasha with a Running Knee Strike. Paige and Sasha are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Paige with the SunsetFlip PowerBomb for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Paige goes for the RamPaige, but Sasha counters with the Bank Statement. Paige crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Absolution starts brawling Bayley and Mickie James. Paige SuperKicks Sasha. Paige plants Sasha with the RamPaige to pickup the victory.
Winner: Paige via Pinfall
Third Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Tony Nese vs. Drew Gulak in a Number One Contender’s Fatal Four Way Match
Gulak attacks Alexander before the bell rings. Gulak repeatedly stomps on Alexander’s chest. Gulak applies a side headlock. Alexander reverses the hold. Alexander dodges a double axe handle strike from Gulak. Alexander with a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Alexander follows that with a dropkick. Nese drives his knee to the midsection of Ali. Alexander rolls Ali over for a two count. Alexander dives over Ali. Ali goes for the Hurricanrana, but Alexander quickly gets back on his feet. Alexander leapfrogs over Ali. Gulak and Nese drags Ali out of the ring.
Alexander with a SomerSault Plancha to The Zo Train. Alexander rolls Gulak back into the ring. Alexander with the lateral press for a two count. Alexander fires off a knife edge chop. The Zo Train are double teaming Alexander in the corner. Nese gets Alexander tied in the tree of woe. Nese does an ab workout in the corner. Gulak doesn’t want Nese to fly. Nese shoves Gulak. Ali with a Double Crossbody Block for a two count. Nese drives Ali back first into the turnbuckles. Ali is trying to fight off the tandem offense from the Zo Train.
Alexander clotheslines Gulak. Alexander with a drop toe hold that sends Gulak face first to the middle turnbuckle. Alexander with a SlingShot CodeBreaker for a two count. Nese decks Alexander with a big forearm smash. Ali connects with the Roll Through X-Factor. Gulak responds with the Inside Out Lariat. Alexander continues the sequence with the SpringBoard Clothesline.
Coming out of the commercial break, Gulak applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Alexander with a right hand to Gulak. Alexander lays out Gulak with the HandSpring RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Alexander throws his elbow pad at Ali. Nese kicks Alexander in the chest. Ali and Alexander with a Double SuperKick to Nese. Alexander and Ali are trading back and forth shots.
Alexander with a vicious back elbow strike to Ali. Ali responds with a spinning heel kick. Ali slaps Alexander in the face. Alexander with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Nese gets Ali perched on the top rope. Nese with a Roll Through Palm Strike to Alexander. Alexander knocks Nese off the turnbuckle. Ali lands the SpringBoard Spanish Fly for a two count as Gulak breaks up the pin attempt. Gulak with a Jaw Breaker to Ali. Gulak starts paint brushing Ali. Ali with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Ali drops Nese with an enzuigiri from the ring apron. Ali sets up for the 054, but Nese drags Gulak out of the ring. Nese with a Running Knee Strike to Ali. Alexander delivers two Lumbar Checks. Gulak kicks Alexander in the knee. Gulak goes on to steal the victory.
Winner: Drew Gulak via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Elias vs. Braun Strowman
Elias hits Strowman from behind. Strowman with a Body Avalanche to Elias. Strowman follows that with a Biel Throw. Strowman drops Elias with a Big Boot. Elias sends Strowman into the ring post. Elias hit Strowman in the back with the guitar. Strowman clotheslines Elias on the floor. Strowman plants Elias with the Running PowerSlam.
Winner: Braun Strowman via Disqualification
Fifth Match: Asuka vs. Alicia Fox
Fox kicks Asuka in the gut. Fox launches Askua to the other side of the ring. Fox applies a side headlock. Fox goes for a shoulder tackle, but Asuka stands still. Asuka tells Fox to bring it. Asuka drops Fox with the Running Hip Attack. Asuka launches Fox to the other side of the ring. Fox with a Big Boot to Asuka for a two count. Fox applies an Bow and Arrow Stretch. Fox starts paint brushing Asuka. Asuka fires up with her lightning quick offense. Asuka dropkicks Fox. Fox goes for the Scissors Kick, but Asuka counters with a spinning heel kick. The Asuka Lock forces Fox to tap out.
Winner: Asuka via Submission
Sixth Match: Finn Balor vs. Bo Dallas w/Curtis Axel
Dallas applies a side headlock. Dallas drops Balor with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Balor bounces Dallas head on the top turnbuckle. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor kicks Dallas in the back for a two count. Dallas goes for the Sunset Flip, but Balor counters with the Basement Dropkick. Balor with the lateral press for a two count. Dallas drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Balor drops Dallas with the Enzuigiri. Axel distracts Balor. Dallas knocks Balor off the top rope.
Dallas with multiple knee strikes to Balor. Dallas lands a stiff bodyshot. Dallas applies an arm-bar. Dallas is targeting the midsection of Balor. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor kicks Dallas in the jaw. Balor fires up with two running axe handle strikes. Balor connects with a Leaping Double Stomp. Dallas sends Balor sternum first into the turnbuckles. Dallas rolls Balor over for a two count. Dallas goes for the Clothesline, but Balor counters with a SlingBlade. Balor follows that with the ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands the Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt Segment:
Seventh Match: Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Ambrose and Cesaro will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ambrose with a waist lock go behind to Cesaro. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Ambrose drops Cesaro with a shoulder tackle. Ambrose with two arm-drags to Cesaro. Cesaro with a knee strike. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Ambrose is lighting up Sheamus chest. Cesaro knocks Rollins off the ring apron. Sheamus sends Ambrose sternum first into the turnbuckles. The Bar are double teaming Ambrose in the corner. Double Thrust Kick to Ambrose. Sheamus levels Ambrose with a Running Knee Strike. Sheamus is choking Ambrose with his boot.
Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Ambrose makes the tag to Rollins. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Sheamus. Rollins knocks Cesaro off the ring apron. Rollins kicks Sheamus in the jaw. Rollins connects with a BlockBuster. Rollins follows that with the SlingBlade. Rollins lands a SlingShot Leg Drop on the apron. Rollins is distracted by Cesaro. Sheamus whips Rollins face first to the steel ring post. Coming out of the commercial break, The Bar continues to cut the ring in half. Double Clothesline to Rollins. Sheamus with The Ten Beats to the chest of Rollins.
Cesaro hits Rollins with the Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Sheamus with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Sheamus is trying to wear down Rollins with the arm-bar. Cesaro delivers a cheap shot to Ambrose. Rollins fights out of the Fireman’s Carry Position. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Rollins makes the hot tag to Ambrose. Ambrose with running lariats to Cesaro. Ambrose follows that with the Back Body Drop that sends Cesaro crashing to the outside. Basement Dropkick to Sheamus. Ambrose goes for the Suicide Dive, but Cesaro counters with the European Uppercut. Cesaro turns an Missile Dropkick into the Cesaro Swing.
Ambrose rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Cesaro blocks the Dirty Deeds by Ambrose. Ambrose dodges a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Ambrose with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Sheamus kicks Ambrose in the face behind the referee’s back. Cesaro with the lateral press for a two count. Ambrose sends Cesaro face first to the middle turnbuckles.
Rollins connects with the SuperPlex. Rollins follows that with the Falcon Arrow for a two count. Cesaro transitions into the Ground and Pound Attack. Rollins drops Cesaro with The Kings Landing. Sheamus viciously attacks Rollins which cause the disqualification. Kurt Angle comes out and announces that this match will restart as an no disqualification match. Ambrose lays out The Bar with the Suicide Dive. Ambrose with a Lunatic Lariat to Cesaro. Rollins with a Frog Splash for a two count. Samoa Joe attacks Ambrose and Rollins. Reigns drops Cesaro with the SuperMan Punch Roman Reigns starts chasing Joe. Sheamus Brogue Kicks Ambrose to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Sheamus & Cesaro via Pinfall
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