November 12, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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— WWE (@WWE) November 13, 2018
Stephanie McMahon, Braun Strowman, Ronda Rousey and Constable Baron Corbin In-Ring Segment:
Tonight’s Raw is brought to you by The Monster Among Men. Strowman is done chasing Baron Corbin around. He’s not leaving this ring until Corbin gets these hands. Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. She knows that Strowman is upset after what happen at WWE Crown Jewel. However, Strowman can’t hold Raw hostage. She appreciates the aggression and rage, but he should channel it to the more important things likeSurvivor Series. Her brother Shane made a mockery of the locker room by winning the WWE World Cup. Will he let Shane disrespect him? Strowman doesn’t care about Shane or representing Stephanie at Survivor Series.
Everyone better give a damn about Survivor Series. Strowman knows how the corporate types look at him like a mindless meat castle. He knows when he’s being manipulated. Stephanie is not underestimating Strowman. She has a proposition. Raw has beaten SmackDown the last two years and when Strowman leads Raw to victory, he can get whatever he wants. Stephanie says her word is her bond. Strowman wants another Universal Title opportunity. Corbin should sign a wavier because Strowman won’t be held responsible for his actions.
Strowman cannot lay a hand on Baron Corbin until after Survivor Series. He needs to prove that he is loyal to Raw and a team player. Strowman is willing to go to WWE Headquarters and destroy the entire building. Stephanie is here to motivate the Raw roster. Ronda Rousey comes out to interrupt Stephanie. There’s nothing that can make her more motivated. She is looking forward to the challenge of Becky Lynch. Stephanie applauds Ronda’s comments. Maybe Ronda doesn’t have to wait for Survivor Series.
Before Ronda can break Stephanie’s arm, Baron Corbin’s music plays. Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Corbin is with Stephanie and they need to focus their aggression on SmackDown. Corbin carefully enters the ring so as not to startle the beast. After Shane stole the World Cup from Raw, they cannot afford to get embarrassed again. It’s a must win situation and we cannot get overconfident. Corbin puts his hand on Ronda’s shoulder. Ronda responds with a Judo Throw. Corbin is trying to provoke Strowman. Corbin enjoy his time as Stephanie’s lap dog because after Survivor Series, Strowman will neuter him.
First Match: Tamina w/Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon
Tamina attacks Moon from behind. Tamia kicks Moon in the gut. Tamina bounces Moon’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Moon dives over Tamina. Tamina goes for a Hip Toss, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon unloads a flurry of strikes. Moon repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Tamina. Tamina shoves Moon. Moon responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Moon with a Running Forearm Smash for a two count. Tamina drops Moon with a straight right hand. Tamina goes for a Bodyslam, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon kicks Tamina in the ribs. Moon with a Running FlatLiner. Moon follows that with a Sliding PK. Moon is distracted by Nia Jax. Tamina clotheslines Moon on the floor.
Tamina applies a rear chin lock. Tamina with a Knee Drop for a two count. Moon with shots to the midsection of Tamina. Moon kicks Tamina in the jaw. Moon and Tamina are trading back and forth shots. Tamina goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Moon blocks it. Moon with a single leg dropkick. Moon is trying to pickup momentum. Moon ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Moon goes for a Suicide Dive, but Jax stands still. Moon with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Moon rocks Tamina with a HandSpring Forearm Smash. Jax continues to run interference. Tamina SuperKicks Moon off the top turnbuckle. Tamina lands The SuperFly Splash to pickup the victory. After the match, Jax stomps on Moon’s chest. Jax connects with a Running Leg Drop.
Winner: Tamina via Pinfall
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Corey Graves In-Ring Segment:
Graves wants to talk about Survivor Series. In six days, Seth Rollins will be fighting WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura from SmackDown Live. Where is Rollins mentally? For the first time ever, Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. It’s gonna be a hell of a fight but he doesn’t give a damn about Shinsuke Nakamura. It’s obvious Dean Ambrose has his attention, but if his head is not in the game, Nakamura will take it right off. Rollins will be focused on Nakamura at Survivor Series. That is Sunday. Rollins wants to know why Dean Ambrose did what he did that night. Ambrose is not a man of words. Rollins knows that Ambrose is not stupid. He’s just not man enough to explain why.
Ambrose appears on the titantron. Ambrose is chilling in the parking lot. You should never accuse Ambrose of anything. Ambrose is man enough to get out of the cold and come into the arena to beat the holy hell out of Rollins. Kansas City doesn’t deserve that. He doesn’t owe anyone an explanation. These people want to spit on him and ask him why did you turn your back on your brothers. The architect doesn’t have all the answers. Maybe Rollins shouldn’t have treated him like a charity case?
Maybe Ambrose has been the same guy the whole time but he was too self absorbed to notice anything around him. Maybe he regrets his action. Maybe he is remorseful. Maybe his brothers will be able to forgive him for what he has done? Ambrose thought The Shield was stronger together. The truth is that The Shield made him weak. The burden of being your brother made him weak. Every day is a new day and a chance to be reborn. A chance to take the past and burn it down. Ambrose throws his vest into the burning trash can.
– Video Package on Kurt Angle’s match from last weeks Raw.
Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler and Finn Balor In-Ring Segment:
When McIntyre first showed up on Raw, he said he would take over. Do you believe him now? First, he broke The Shield and he broke Kurt Angle. Last week, Angle went into their match an Olympic Gold Medalist, a WWE Hall of Famer, a National Treasure, and an Icon. After the match, he was nothing more than an embarrassment. Angle gave him everything, but his will to win was fading. He realized he was in the ring with a superior opponent. The man started crying. McIntyre has never been more disgusted in his entire life.
He was more than happy to put Angle down and beat him with his own ankle lock. McIntyre has worked eighteen years for this moment. He has sacrificed more than anyone. He tells everyone to look into his eyes. Raw is his show and he will mold it in his image. There is no more room for weakness or nostalgia acts. Finn Balor comes out to interrupt McIntyre. Balor has a lot of guts to come out after what he did last week. McIntyre was saying was too much. He crossed the line last week. He didn’t have to embarrass Angle.
Was Balor offended? Dignity is not a right reserved for everybody. He could have done much worse. Balor is angry because McIntyre kicked his head off last week. How about that European pride brother? There are too many people who care about their feelings. Balor should go back and cry to his Balor Club. Balor has dealt with bullies his entire life. Let’s have a match right here and right now. McIntyre doesn’t know what is more fragile. Balor’s feelings or his body? If Balor wants a match, you’ve got a match. It’s not against him. Balor will have a match against the man who is the true Best in the World, Dolph Ziggler. If Balor can defeat somebody like Ziggler, McIntyre may just lower himself to Balor’s level. McIntyre HeadButts Balor.
Second Match: Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor
Ziggler starts teeing off on Balor. Ziggler is choking Balor with his boot. Ziggler rams Balor’s face across the top rope. Ziggler applies an arm-bar. Ziggler transitions into a side headlock. Ziggler wrestles Balor down to the mat. Ziggler with an elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler applies a Sleeper Hold. Balor grabs the middle rope to create separation. Ziggler dropkicks Balor for a two count. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor with shots to the midsection of Ziggler. Balor is throwing haymakers at Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Balor in the gut. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Ziggler. Ziggler goes for a Sunset Flip, but Balor counters with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick.
Balor goes for a Running Chop, but Ziggler rolls him over for a two count. Ziggler lands a Stinger Splash. Ziggler goes for a NeckBreaker, but Balor blocks it. Balor nails Ziggler with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ziggler knocks Balor off the top turnbuckle. Ziggler continues to control the pace of the match. Ziggler talks smack to Balor. Ziggler with a NeckBreaker. Balor kicks Ziggler in the jaw. Ziggler responds with a Big Boot. Balor with a knife edge chop. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Balor blocks it. Ziggler decks Balor with a Back Elbow Smash. Balor responds with an OverHead Kick. Both men are down.
McIntyre tells Ziggler to get up. Balor unloads his combination offense. Balor with a brutal knife edge chop. Balor dives over Ziggler. Ziggler delivers another back elbow smash. This time Balor responds with a Standing Enzuigiri. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Ziggler counters with a SuperKick. Ziggler with an Implant DDT for a two count. Ziggler connects with The Famouser for a two count. Balor negates The Zig Zag. Balor with a ShotGun Dropkick. Ziggler is in the drop zone. Ziggler avoids The Coupe De Grace. Balor tosses Ziggler out of the ring. Balor with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to McIntyre. Balor launches Ziggler over the top rope. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Once again Ziggler side steps The Coupe De Grace. Balor with a nice crucifix reversal cover to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
Stephanie McMahon, Constable Baron Corbin, Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler Backstage Segment:
Ronda Rousey Backstage Interview:
The Riott Squad & Natalya In-Ring Segment:
Third Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Revival vs. The Ascension vs. The B-Team vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The Lucha House Party in a Tag Team Battle Royal. The Winners Will Be Captains For The Tag Team Raw vs. SmackDown Live Survivor Series Elimination Match
– Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
– The Revival eliminated by The B-Team and The Lucha House Party
– The Ascension eliminated by Bobby Roode and Chad Gable
– The B-Team eliminated by The Ascension
– Heath Slater & Rhyno eliminated by The Revival
– The Lucha House Party eliminated by The Ascension
Winner: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers In-Ring Segment:
No one deserves congratulations more than Brock Lesnar, but they will dole a few congratulations out. Congratulations to Braun Strowman who proved that he is an almost unbeatable monster, except when you get hit by five F5s. Congratulations to Braun Strowman who showed he can worm his way back into the title picture with some negotiations. Congratulations to the SmackDown roster for avoiding the beatdown that will be given to the WWE Champion on Sunday. Congratulations to AJ Styles. The people chant for AJ Styles because they believe that AJ Styles has a chance based on his match last year against Brock Lesnar.
Styles will fly into Los Angeles. He will check into the Hotel California and go to the suite labeled Suplex City where he will get the beating becoming of a WWE Champion. Heyman is here to educate AJ Styles. Based on how close you came last year, there is no one in WWE or UFC who Brock wants to get his hands on and beat the living crap out of more than Styles. There is no one Brock wants to take to Suplex City more than AJ Styles. On Sunday, Suplex City, F5, 1,2,3, Your winner, the Champion of All Champions, Brock Lesnar. That’s not just a prediction, that’s a spoiler.
Jinder Mahal makes his way to the ring. Don’t underestimate AJ Styles. Last year at Survivor Series, he was dreaming about the Dream Match between Jinder Mahal and Brock Lesnar. That focus gave Styles the chance to steal the match from him. Jinder is here to help the beast and give him his mantra. Brock says that Jinder should come into the ring and Heyman should listen because he is Jewish. Jinder tells Brock to center his energy and breathe in while saying SHANTI. Brock clotheslines Jinder over the top rope. Brock delivers Four Nasty German Suplex’s. Brock throws Sunil Singh into Jinder Mahal. Brock plants Jinder with The F5 on the floor.
Elias & Bobby Lashley Segment:
Fourth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Elias in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match
Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Elias gets back to a vertical base. Lashley with a waist lock takedown. Lashley stomps on Elias chest. Lashley goes for an elbow drop, but Elias ducks out of the way. Lashley kicks Elias in the gut. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Elias. Elias wraps his legs around Lashley’s neck. Elias with a double boot to Lashley’s chest. Elias clotheslines Lashley.
Elias is mauling Lashley in the corner. Elias knocks Lio Rush off the ring apron. Lashley rolls Elias over for a two count. Elias launches Lashley over the top rope. Elias with a Flying Knee Strike. Elias sends Lashley shoulder first to the steel ring post. Lashley side steps Elias into the steel ring steps. Lio Rush gets Elias counted out. After the match, Elias destroys Lashley and Rush.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Count-Out
Alexa Bliss Announcement:
WWE Survivor Series 2018 Match Card:
1.) (RAW) Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Revival, The Ascension, The B-Team, and The Lucha House Party vs. (SmackDown Live) The Usos, The New Day, Sanity, The Colons, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in The Tag Team Raw vs. SmackDown Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
2.) Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
3.) The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick vs. The Bar w/The Big Show
4.) (RAW) Mickie James, Tamina, Nia Jax, Natalya and Ruby Riott with Captain Alexa Bliss and The Riott Squad vs. (SmackDown Live) Carmella, Naomi, Asuka, Sonya Deville and TBD in The Women’s Raw vs. SmackDown Live Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
5.) Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
6.) (RAW) Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, and Bobby Lashley vs. (SmackDown Live) The Miz, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Hardy in The Men’s Raw vs. SmackDown Live Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
7.) Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Daniel Bryan
8.) Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
Fifth Match: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
Sasha slaps Bayley in the chest. Sasha with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Bayley responds with multiple pinning combinations. Sasha goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Bayley holds onto the ropes. Bayley with a sliding clothesline for a two count. Sasha whips Bayley to the corner. Bayley goes for a Middle Rope Stunner, but Sasha counters with a high knee strike. Bayley has Sasha draped across the ring apron. Bayley with a knee lift. Sasha with a Hurricanrana on the floor. Sasha follows that with a Flying Meteora for a two count. Bayley sends Sasha to the ring apron.
Bayley decks Sasha with a back elbow smash. Sasha drives Bayley shoulder first to the steel ring post. Sasha with a Running Meteora. Sasha goes for a ShotGun Meteora, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley rolls Sasha over for a two count. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley blocks a boot from Sasha. Sasha kicks Bayley in the chest. Bayley responds with The Bayley to Belly on the ring apron. Bayley goes for a Diving Elbow Drop, but Sasha gets her knees up in the air. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement. Mickie James and Tamina attacks Sasha which forces the referee to call for the bell.
Match Result: No-Contest
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