November 5, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Constable Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle, Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment:
Welcome to Monday Night Raw. Don’t be alarmed by the added security. When you have someone as high profile as him, it is completely normal to have this many security guards. We are coming up on an exciting time of year. That’s right, Survivor Series, the one time of year where Raw battles SmackDown Live. The Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar will face WWE Champion AJ Styles. Ronda Rousey will face Becky Lynch. We will also have the tradition men and women elimination tag matches. Every match is a chance for Raw to show that it is the dominant brand. There is an extra incentive to win this year.
The Commissioner of SmackDown, Shane McMahon, stole the title of Best in the World from Raw and Dolph Ziggler. That issue will be address next week by Stephanie McMahon. Raw will be dominant at Survivor Series. Then he will go from acting General Manager to permanent General Manager. To prove that Raw shows its dominance, they need a great leader. Corbin is the captain of the Men’s Team. He’ll not be able to compete in the match, so he will put together the most dominant team imaginable. The first two members of the Raw Survivor Series team are Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. The third member of the team is Braun Strowman.
What Corbin did at WWE Crown Jewel was a teaching moment. Strowman needs to respect authority. Once Strowman gets that in his head, he will be the team member that they need. The women’s team needed a manager with great skills. Please welcome The Goddess, Alexa Bliss. Bliss is honored and humbled to pick the best team possible. Unfortunately Bliss will not be competing, but as a five time champion, the superstars can learn a lot from her. Bliss is a natural born leader and can lead the team to victory. She will be watching the matches closely and she wants to see the killer instinct needed to win. They will not be losing to the B Show. This starts tonight.
Kurt Angle comes out to interrupt Corbin and Angle. Competing in the World Cup lit a fire under him. Angle led Team Raw to victory last year at Survivor Series and he wants to compete again this year. Corbin is the one who makes the decisions around here. Angle should take a permanent vacation. When Angle was in charge, they settled things in the ring. Why not have a match tonight and if he wins, he will not only be on the team, he will be the captain. What kind of leader Corbin is? He tells everyone to step up, but Corbin never does. Corbin is an embarrassment to Raw. The match is on. The only way Angle is going to Survivor Series is with a ticket. Angle says that Corbin will be walking into Survivor Series on crutches. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true. Braun Strowman chases Corbin out of the Manchester Arena.
— WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2018
First Match: The Riott Squad vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match
Riott Squad attacks Sasha and Bayley before the bell rings. Natalya unloads multiple haymakers. Natalya kicks Logan in the gut. Natalya applies a wrist lock. Ruby goes for The Riott Kick, but Natalya counters with The SharpShooter. Logan drops Natalya with a Big Boot. Ruby hooks the leg for a two count. Ruby dumps Natalya out of the ring. Ruby tags in Logan. Logan runs Natalya into the LED Board. Logan kicks Natalya in the ribs. Logan with a Forearm Smash. Logan sends Natalya back first into the ringside barricade. Logan with the lateral press for a two count. Logan brings Natalya to the corner. Natalya with two back elbow smashes. Logan stomps on Natalya’s back. Logan tags in Morgan. Following a snap mare takeover, Morgan kicks Natalya in the back for a two count. Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half.
Morgan applies a rear chin lock. Morgan dropkicks Natalya. Morgan bounces Natalya’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Morgan repeatedly stomps on Natalya’s chest. Natalya side steps Morgan into the turnbuckles. Natalya crawls under Morgan. Natalya tags in Sasha. Sasha clears the ring. Sasha clotheslines Morgan. Sasha follows that with a dropkick. Sasha kicks Morgan in the chest. Morgan launches Sasha to the ring apron. Sasha with a High Knee Strike. Sasha delivers Two Flying Meteora’s. Sasha hits The BackStabber. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement. Ruby breaks the submission attempt. Ruby sends Bayley crashing to the outside. Ruby tags herself in. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Ruby. Sasha tags in Bayley.
Bayley with a Running Knee Strike. Sasha levels Ruby with a Corner Meteora. Bayley is throwing haymakers at Ruby. Bayley with a Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley lands a Suicide Dive. Ruby responds with an STO on the floor. Ruby goes for the cover, but Bayley kicks out. Bayley with an inside cradle for a two count. Ruby shoves Bayley to the canvas for a two count. Ruby applies a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Bayley decks Ruby with a JawBreaker. Ruby tags in Logan. Logan is putting the boots to Bayley. Logan applies The Cobra Clutch. Bayley with shots to the midsection of Logan. Logan whips Bayley into the ropes for a two count. Logan tags in Morgan. Logan slams Bayley’s head on Morgan’s knees. Morgan with a Flying FaceBuster for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Bayley is trying to create separation. Logan dropkicks Bayley for a two count. Logan is all over Bayley. Logan kicks Bayley in the face. Bayley blocks a boot from Logan. Logan knocks Sasha off the ring apron. Logan goes for a Bodyslam, but Bayley lands back on her feet. Bayley tags in Natalya. Natalya clotheslines Logan. Natalya sends The Riott Squad crashing to the outside. Natalya drops Logan with a Discus Lariat. Natalya follows that with a Release German Suplex. Natalya slaps Logan in the face. Logan responds with a back elbow smash. Natalya with a SitOut GourdBuster for a two count. Morgan nails Sasha with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Natalya with another Discus Lariat. Natalya with a double leg takedown to Logan. Natalya locks in The Sharpshooter. Natalya is distracted by Ruby Riott who broke her fathers glasses. The referee calls off the match. After the match, Natalya violently cries.
Match Results: No-Contest
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Second Match: Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh vs. Apollo Crews
Mahal kicks Crews in the gut. Mahal with clubbing bodyshots in the corner. Crews leapfrogs over Mahal. Crews dropkicks Mahal for a one count. Mahal with a JawBreaker. Mahal sends Crews to the ring apron. Crews rams his shoulders into the midsection of Mahal. Crews slips over Mahal’s back. Crews is distracted by Sunil Singh. Mahal with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Mahal punches Crews in the chest.
Mahal drives his knee into Crews back. Mahal applies a rear chin lock. Mahal transitions into The Cravate. Crews gets back to a vertical base. Crews thrust kicks the midsection of Mahal. Crews follows that with a Running Pump Kick. Crews goes for a Jumping Clothesline, but Mahal rolls him over for a two count. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews connects with a Military Press Slam. Crews with a Standing MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: Apollo Crews via Pinfall
Third Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Rollins and Akam will start things off. Rollins applies a waist lock. Akam drives Rollins back first into the turnbuckles. Rezar tags himself in. Rollins with rapid fire haymakers. Rollins bounces Rezar’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rollins kicks Akam in the gut. Rollins goes for a DDT, but Rezar counters with a Running Lariat. Rezar talks smack to Rollins. Rezar launches Rollins to the corner. AOP hits their Side Walk Slam/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination for a two count. Akam slams Rollins head on the canvas. Akam applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins with a JawBreaker. Akam reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. Akam whips Rollins back first across the turnbuckles for a two count. Akam tags in Rezar.
Rezar with clubbing bodyshots. Rezar applies The Cravate. Rollins is displaying his fighting spirit. Rezar with a double leg takedown. Rezar transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP is picking apart of Rollins. Rollins kicks Rezar in the jaw. Akam goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Akam. Rollins clotheslines Rezar over the top rope. Rollins starts teeing off on Akam. Rollins with a knife edge chop. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive. Rollins tosses Akam out of the ring. Rollins follows that with a Double Suicide Dive. Rollins rolls Akam back into the ring.
Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Rezar. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins kicks Akam in the jaw. Rollins connects with a BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins is burning it down in Manchester. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Akam. The referee is distracted by Drake Maverick. Rollins goes for The Blackout, but Rezar gets in the way. Akam attacks Rollins from behind. Akam tags in Rezar. Rollins with a Hurricanrana to Rezar. Rollins unloads Two SuperKicks. Rollins with a Frog Splash for a two count. Rollins knocks Akam off the ring apron. Rollins goes for The BlackOut, but Rezar counters with a Massive PowerBomb. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP plants Rollins with their NeckBreaker/SitOut PowerBomb Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall
Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose In-Ring Segment:
The Revival Promo:
Fourth Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Elias
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ziggler grapples around Elias. Ziggler rolls Elias over for a one count. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler dropkicks Elias. Elias reverses out of the irish whip from Ziggler. Elias with an elbow knockdown. Elias bodyslams Ziggler for a two count. Elias with a side headlock takeover. Ziggler backs Elias into the ropes. Ziggler uppercuts Elias. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Ziggler follows that with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a Sleeper Hold. Ziggler transitions into a side headlock. Ziggler wrestles Elias down to the mat. Test of strength. Ziggler kicks Elias in the gut. Elias responds with a mule kick. Elias goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Ziggler ducks out of the way.
Coming out of the commercial break, Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Elias gets back to a vertical base. Elias with a backslide cover for a two count. Ziggler with another uppercut for a two count. Ziggler paint brushes Elias. Elias with a double leg takedown. Ziggler is controlling the pace of the match. Ziggler punches Elias in the back. Elias is trying to create separation. Ziggler drops Elias with a NeckBreaker. Ziggler starts shaking his hips. Ziggler with an elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler goes back to The Sleeper Hold.
Elias with shots to the midsection of Ziggler. Elias with a shoulder tackle. Elias repeatedly stomps on Ziggler’s chest. Elias goes for a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Elias negates The Famouser. Elias with a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Elias is lighting up Ziggler’s chest. Ziggler HeadButts Elias. Ziggler rolls Elias over for a two count. Elias goes for another Jumping Knee Strike, but Ziggler counters with The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler argues with the referee. Elias drives Ziggler into the second rope. Elias plants Ziggler with The Drift Away to pickup the victory.
Winner: Elias via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2018
Ronda Rousey & Nia Jax In-Ring Segment:
So Becky is going to rip her arm off. That’s cute and adorable. It’s easy to see why everyone loves Becky. There is no doubt that she worked hard and persevered to become the Smackdown Champion. Becky put on the performance of a lifetime at Evolution. Without question, Becky has her respect, but don’t take that for weakness. Ronda is the last person you want to provoke. While you were waking up for school, Ronda’s mom was trying to break her arm every day. When you were going to clown school, Ronda was training for the Olympics. While you were a stewardess, Ronda was the most dominant champion in MMA history.
It will take more than a new attitude to beat her. Ronda is a Natural Born Killer being refined to be the greatest athlete of all time. Two weeks until Survivor Series and she wants Becky to bring all of her angst and rage because Ronda wants a challenge. Becky may be the man, but Ronda is the baddest bitch on the planet. Nia Jax makes her way to the ring. Ronda is fired up. She’ll be fighting for the entire Raw women’s locker room. Ronda will not let them down. Nia will be waiting for Ronda after Survivor Series.
Fifth Match: Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon
Moon applies a waist lock. Jax goes for a Bodyslam, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon delivers multiple leg kicks. Jax dumps Moon out of the ring. Moon kicks the left shoulder of Jax. Moon dropkicks Jax. Moon with a HandSpring Forearm Smash. Moon ducks a clothesline from Jax. Moon goes for a Crossbody Block, but Jax counters with a Forward Slam. Jax levels Moon with a Body Avalanche. Jax follows that with a Biel Throw. Jax with another Body Avalanche. Jax launches Moon across the ring. Jax with the cover for a two count. Jax applies The Cobra Clutch. Moon is slowly fading away. Moon with three sharp elbow strikes. Jax negates the pinning opportunity.
Moon repeatedly kicks Jax in the chest. Jax HeadButts Moon. Jax dumps Moon face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Jax goes for a Running Leg Drop, but Moon ducks out of the way. Moon fires back with a flurry of kicks. Moon with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Moon is fired up. Moon with a Discus Lariat for a two count. Jax shoves Moon to the corner. Moon goes for a Tornado DDT, but Jax blocks it. Moon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jax responds with a Pop Up Samoan Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Jax has another stare down with Tamina. Tamina connects with a Samoan Drop. Jax has joined forces with Tamina. Tamina locks in The Boston Crab. Jax plants Moon with multiple running elbow drops.
Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall
Charly Caruso, Constable Baron Corbin and Braun Strowman Backstage Segment:
Sixth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor
Lashley kicks Balor in the gut. Lashley bounces Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley stomps on Balor’s back. Lashley is mauling Balor in the corner. Lashley with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Lashley backs Balor into the ropes. Balor misdirects Lashley. Balor dropkicks Lashley. Lio Rush trips Balor from the outside. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lashley with the cover for a one count. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Lashley with a waist lock takedown for a one count. Lashley goes back to the rear chin lock. Lashley with a NeckBreaker for a two count.
Lashley is throwing haymakers at Balor. Lashley starts choking Balor with his boot. Balor kicks Lashley in the jaw. Balor side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Balor with a Flying Forearm Smash. Balor with a sunset flip for a two count. Balor with a Double Leg TakeDown. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor blasts Lashley with a knife edge chop. Lashley catches Balor in mid-air. Lashley goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor hits The SlingBlade.
Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Lashley counters with a clothesline. Lashley negates The Apron Enzuigiri. Lashley with a back elbow smash. Lashley with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley goes for The Dominator, but Balor rolls him over for a two count. Balor with an Apron Enzuigiri. Lashley is in the drop zone. Lio Rush continues to run interference. Balor dives over Lashley. Balor tosses Lashley out of the ring. Balor with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Rush. Lashley drives Balor back first into the ringside barricade. Lashley plants Balor with The Dominator to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2018
Next Week on Monday Night Raw
– Stephanie McMahon will address the controversy from the WWE Crown Jewel PPV.
– Alexa Bliss will announce the female participants in the Women’s Raw vs. SmackDown Live Survivor Series Elimination Match
– Brock Lesnar will be in the building.
Seventh Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Kurt Angle
Angle attacks McIntyre before the bell rings. Angle repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Angle is bringing the fight to McIntyre. Angle ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Angle with rapid fire haymakers. McIntyre HeadButts Angle. McIntyre is putting the boots to Angle in the corner. McIntyre with two knife edge chops. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. McIntyre wrestles Angle down to the mat. McIntyre with an elbow knock down. McIntyre with a NeckBreaker. McIntyre goes back to the arm-bar. McIntyre with a wicked chop. Angle side steps McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Angle connects with The Angle Slam. McIntyre wisely heads to the outside.
McIntyre with another NeckBreaker for a two count. McIntyre follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre is doing the bidding for Active General Manager of Raw, Constable Baron Corbin. McIntyre clotheslines Angle. Angle is displaying his fighting spirit. Angle kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre responds with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre is teeing off on Angle. Following a snap mare takeover, McIntyre applied his third arm-bar of the match. Angle decks McIntyre with a JawBreaker.
McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Angle lands back on his feet. Angle delivers Three German Suplex’s. Angle pulls down the straps. Angle goes for Angle’s Slam, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre drops Angle with The ClayMore Kick. McIntyre talks smack to Angle. McIntyre tells Angle to bring it. McIntyre with clubbing blows to the back of Angle. McIntyre stares down Angle. McIntyre calls Angle an embarrassment. Angle gets McIntyre trapped in The Ankle Lock. McIntyre delivers his own Angle Slam. McIntyre applies a deep ankle lock which forces Angle to tap out.
Winner: Drew McIntyre via Submission
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