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WWE Raw Results – December 11, 2017

WWE Raw
December 11, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Samoa Joe, The Bar and The Shield In-Ring Segment:

The Shield, one of the most dominant forces in the WWE. Men who beat down everyone in their path. When the Hounds of Justice smelled weakness, they pounce like rabid dogs. Joe has seen the Shield up close and he’s not impressed. He’s not impressed at the man whose leg he snapped on his first night, Seth Rollins. There’s a man who has done everything in his power to avoid him, the human cockroach Dean Ambrose. Joe talks about constantly putting Roman Reigns to sleep. He came out to finish what he started with Roman Reigns. Joe doesn’t want the lap dogs, he wants Reigns.

Rollins and Ambrose appears on the TitanTron. Rollins tells Ambrose to get Reigns. Joe can understand the hesitation because he has been told that he’s an intimidating figure. If it wasn’t for that silly bastard Jason Jordan, he would’ve removed Reigns from the planet. The Shield are not the Raw Tag Team Champions because of him and there’s nothing they can do about it. Joe doesn’t need anyone.

If it wasn’t for the Shield, Reigns would be nothing. If you have a problem with that, feel free to come to the ring and prove him wrong. Reigns finally arrives to the Quicken Loans Arena. Reigns and Joe starts brawling in the center of the ring. THE Bar attacks Reigns from behind. The Shield storms into the ring to make the save. Diving White Nose/Neck Breaker to Rollins. Joe follows that with a Uranage Slam to Ambrose. 

First Match: Bayley & Mickie James w/Sasha Banks vs. Absolution 

Bayley and Rose will start things off. Bayley tackles Rose. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Paige tags herself in. Paige with a clubbing blow to the back of Bayley. Bayley drives Paige back first into the turnbuckles. Bayley tags in Mickie. Bayley and Mickie goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Rose makes the save. Mickie punches Rose. Bayley with a Flying Clothesline to Rose. Mickie decks Paige with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike off the ring apron.

Coming out of the commercial break, Rose has Bayley in a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Bayley delivers multiple elbow drops for a two count. Rose responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Rose repeatedly stomps on Bayley chest in the corner. Rose tags in Paige. Paige with a series of rapid fire knee strikes. Paige HeadButts Bayley. Absolution is cutting the ring in half.

Paige with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Bayley makes the hot tag to Mickie. Mickie with a Leaping Lariat to Rose. Mickie knocks Paige off the ring apron. Mickie connects with a Flap Jack. Mickie with a Thrust Kick to Deville. Mickie lands a Flying Seated Senton for a one count as Paige breaks up the pin attempt. Bayley starts unloading on Paige. Mickie goes for the Mick DDT, but Paige counters with a SuperKick behind the referee’s back. Rose goes on to score the pinfall over Mickie.

Winner: Absolution via Pinfall 

Bray Wyatt & Woken Matt Hardy Segment: 

Second Match: Finn Balor vs. Curtis Axel w/Bo Dallas 

The MizTourage attacks Balor before the bell rings. Axel is unloading on Balor in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Axel delivers a running neck snap for a one count. Axel applies a rear chin lock. Axel transitions into an arm-bar. Axel drives his knee to the back of Balor. Balor side steps Axel into the turnbuckles. Balor ducks a clothesline from Axel. Balor connects with the SlingBlade. Balor follows that with the ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands the Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Third Match: Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus 

Rollins starts things off with a series of haymakers. Rollins is lighting up Sheamus chest. Sheamus goes for a PowerSlam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins tosses Sheamus out of the ring. Rollins delivers the Suicide Dive. Rollins whips Sheamus back first to the ringside barricade. Rollins bounces Sheamus head on the apron. Rollins rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Sheamus decks Rollins with an Axe Handle Strike. Sheamus with a Short-Arm Lariat to Rollins. Sheamus is mauling Rollins in the corner. Sheamus with a back breaker for a one count. Sheamus bounces Rollins head on the top turnbuckle.

Sheamus goes for a Thrust Kick, but Rollins counters with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Rollins connects with the SlingBlade. Rollins follows that with a BlockBuster. Rollins clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Rollins goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Sheamus ducks out of the way. Sheamus with a High Knee Strike that knocks Rollins off the ring apron.

Coming out of the commercial break, Sheamus has Rollins in a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins creates distance with a Jaw Breaker. Sheamus responds with a Leg Trap Slam. Sheamus starts targeting the injured knee of Rollins. Sheamus gets Rollins trapped in the Stretch Muffler Submission Hold. Sheamus goes for a PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Hurricanrana.

Sheamus locks in the Texas CloverLeaf. Rollins rolls Sheamus over for a two count. Rollins decks Sheamus with a DDT for another two count. Rollins SuperKicks Sheamus. Sheamus responds with a Back Elbow Strike. Sheamus dumps Rollins knee first on the top turnbuckle. Rollins connects with the SuperPlex/Falcon Arrow Combination for a two count. Sheamus blocks the King’s Landing from Rollins. Sheamus delivers a Rolling Senton. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Rollins counters with a SuperKick. Rollins follows that with The King’s Landing to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tony Nese vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Ariya Daivari in a Second Chance Fatal Four Way Match 

Alexander immediately attacks Nese after the bell rings. Ali dropkicks Daivair. Alexander with a Leg Scissors TakeOver to Nese. Alexander follows that with a dropkick. Double leg takedown by Ali. Ali rolls Alexander over for a one count. Alexander responds with a back slide cover for a one count. Ali applies a side headlock. Alexander and Ali are showing their athleticism. Alexander uppercuts Ali. Nese lowers the middle rope which sends Alexander crashing to the outside. Ali lays out Alexander and Nese with a Swanton Bomb off the Steel Ring Post. Ali rolls Alexander back into the ring. Daivari attacks Ali from behind. Daivari with the lateral press for a two count.

Daivari transitions into a ground and pound attack. Daivari is wearing down the back of Alexander. Daivari applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Alexander rams his shoulders into the midsection of Daivari. Alexander connects with a SlingShot FlatLiner. Nese whips Alexander face first across the middle turnbuckle. Ali slides under Nese. Ali blocks a PumpHandle Slam. Daivari with a Hammer Lock Lariat to Nese. Alexander drops Daivari with a Vicious Back Elbow Strike. Ali levels Alexander with a Spinning DDT.

Coming out of the commercial break, Daivari has Ali in a rear chin lock. Ali fires up with a series of forearm shivers. Daivari with a SpineBuster for a two count. Daivari with a clubbing blow to the back of Ali. Ali responds with a Roll Through X-Factor for a two count. Nese eats a back elbow strike from Ali. Ali kicks Daivari in the jaw. Nese decks Ali with a Roll Through Uppercut. Ali sends Nese crashing to the canvas. Ali lands the 054 for a two count as Alexander breaks up the pin attempt.

Alexander and Ali are trading back and forth shots. Ali with a Nasty Back Elbow Strike to Alexander. Alexander responds with the Standing Spanish Fly. Alexander follows that with a Lumbar Check. Daivari tosses Alexander out of the ring. Nese delivers a Flying Pascada to Alexander and Daivari. Nese rolls Alexander back into the ring. Nese connects with a Running Knee Strike for a two count.

Ali is trying to fight off the tandem offense from The Zo Train. Ali kicks Daivari in the chest. Ali launches Nese out of the ring. Alexander with a SpringBoard Clotheslines to Ali. Daivari rolls Alexander over for a two count. Alexander knocks Nese off the ring apron. Alexander drops Daivari with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick. Alexander plants Daivari with the Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cedric Alexander via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cesaro For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Reigns punches Cesaro in the jaw. Reigns repeatedly stomps on Cesaro chest in the corner. John Cone is trying to calm Reigns down. Cesaro with a flurry of uppercuts to Reigns. Reigns responds with three running lariats. Cesaro drives Reigns shoulder to the top rope. Reigns drops Cesaro with a Big Boot. Reigns clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope. Coming out of the commercial break, Cesaro applies an arm-bar. Cesaro with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Cesaro starts bending the fingers of Reigns. Test of strength in the center of the ring. Reigns with a inside cradle for a two count. Reigns side steps Cesaro into the turnbuckles.

Reigns rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Cesaro repeatedly kicks the shoulder of Reigns. Cesaro applies a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Reigns creates distance with a Spinning Belly to Back Suplex. Reigns HeadButts Cesaro. Reigns drops Cesaro with a big haymaker. Reigns connects with the Drive By for a two count. Cesaro blocks the SuperMan Punch. Cesaro goes back to the Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Cesaro transitions into the Crippler Cross Face. Reigns with a Samoan Drop for a two count.

Cesaro responds with a Big Boot. Cesaro whips Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring post. Reigns kicks Cesaro in the jaw. Reigns delivers a Flying SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns goes for Another SuperMan Punch, but Cesaro counters with a European Uppercut. Cesaro locks in the Crippler Cross Face. Reigns uses his athleticism to fight out of the Cesaro Swing Position.

Reigns connects with the SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns and Cesaro are trading back and forth shots. Cesaro with the inside cradle for a two count. Cesaro is yelling at the referee. Out of frustration, Cesaro fires up with a series of uppercuts. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Reigns counters with a Back Body Drop. Reigns Spears Cesaro to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

Asuka & Absolution In-Ring Promo: 

Sixth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Samoa Joe 

Jason Jordan is watching the match from the stage. Ambrose with multiple knee strikes to Joe. Ambrose ducks a clothesline. Ambrose goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Joe stand still. Joe kicks Ambrose in the back. Ambrose kicks Joe in the knee. Ambrose transitions into the Corner Mount. Ambrose connects with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. The action spills to the outside. Ambrose uppercuts Joe. Joe side steps Ambrose into the turnbuckles. Joe decks Ambrose with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Ambrose is regaining his composure on the outside.

Coming out of the commercial break, Joe has Ambrose in a half nelson chin lock. Joe drops Ambrose with a back elbow strike. Joe goes for a Running Senton, but Ambrose ducks out of the way. Ambrose and Joe are trading back and forth shots. Joe delivers a series of left jabs. Ambrose slaps Joe in the face. Ambrose blocks the Uranage Slam. Ambrose kicks Joe in the jaw. Ambrose with a Running Clothesline. Ambrose follows that with the Lunatic Lariat. Ambrose kicks Joe in the gut.

Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds, but Joe counters with an Exploder Suplex. Joe is arguing with Jason Jordan. Joe goes for a PowerBomb, but Ambrose counters with a Hurricanrana which sends both men crashing to the outside. Jordan rolls Ambrose back into the ring. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch on Jordan. Ambrose lands a Suicide Dive. Ambrose rolls Joe back into the ring. Ambrose with a Flying Clothesline for a two count because the referee was distracted by Jordan. Ambrose and Jordan are exchanging words on the outside. Jordan goes for a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex on Ambrose, but Joe lays both men out with a Suicide Dive. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch which forces Ambrose to tap out.

Winner: Samoa Joe via Submission 

Seventh Match: Braun Strowman vs. Kane. The Winner Will Face Brock Lesnar For The WWE Universal Championship At The Royal Rumble 

Strowman drives Kane back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman HeadButts Kane. Strowman delivers a Running Body Avalanche. Strowman follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Strowman sends Kane shoulder first to the steel ring post. Strowman rolls Kane back into the ring. Kane uppercuts Strowman. Kane is trying to back away from Strowman. Kane side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Kane ChokeSlams Strowman for a two count. Kane transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Kane connects with another ChokeSlam for a two count. Strowman responds with a ChokeSlam of his own. Kane and Strowman starts brawling in the Cleveland crowd. Strowman Spears Kane through the ringside barricade. The referee calls for the bell as this match will end due to a double countout. After the match, Strowman continues to attack Kane.

Strowman hits Kane with the Steel Ring Steps. Strowman grabs a rolling cart. Kane swats the cart out of Strowman hands. Strowman rolls a table into the ring. Kane repeatedly hits Strowman with a Steel Chair. Strowman and Kane are knocked down after a double clothesline. Kane goes for the ChokeSlam, but Strowman counters with a Running PowerSlam that sends Kane crashing through the table.

Match Result: No-Contest 

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