WWE Raw Results (12/3): Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night

WWE Raw Results (12/3)

December 3, 2018
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. Nia Jax & Tamina 

Rousey and Natalya are immediately distracted by The Riott Squad before the bell rings. Jax and Tamina attacks Rousey and Natalya from behind. Jax with clubbing bodyshots to Natalya. Rousey starts teeing off on Tamina. Rousey kicks Jax in the gut. Rousey with a single leg takedown to Tamina. Rousey transitions into a ground and pound attack. Jax pulls Rousey off of Tamina.

Rousey with two elbow smashes. Rousey follows that with a series of jabs. Tamina pulls Rousey out of the ring. Jax HeadButts Rousey. Jax poses for the crowd. Jax and Tamina sends Rousey shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Riott Squad are destroying Natalya. Jax drops Rousey with a Body Avalanche. Jax follows that with a Running Leg Drop. Ruby SuperKicks Natalya. Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan PowerBombs Natalya through the table on the floor.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, Alicia Fox, and Dana Brooke In-Ring Segment: 

Bliss reminds us that Raw General Manager Elect, Constable Baron Corbin made her the supervisor of the Raw Women’s Division. With great power comes responsibility. Bliss will do her very best to deliver every single week for the WWE Universe. Last weeks open forum didn’t go to plan, so we’ll give this another shot. The beautiful Charly Caruso is standing ringside with a microphone ready to take your questions. This is your opportunity to get to know Sasha Banks and Bayley. What makes them tick? What motivates them?

This is an open forum so there is no limit to what can be asked. Bayley wants to know how many questions do they have to answer before they get jumped by Mickie James, Dana Brooke, and Alicia Fox again? Bliss apologizes for what happened last week and all ladies were reprimanded. How does Sasha feel about the social media narrative that she’s using Bayley? Bayley wasn’t supposed to find out that she is going to stab her in the back. Isn’t that true Graves? It’s not like they had an amazing weekend in Texas. Bayley is her best friend and they are going to be tag team partners for life.

Who would be Sasha Banks and Bayley’s dream opponents? Trish and Lita at WrestleMania. What super power would Bayley have? Bayley says she would make things disappear and she would start with Alexa Bliss. Bayley always disappoints Bliss. Sasha agrees with Bayley. Alexa reminds Sasha that she beat her for the Raw Women’s Title. The next question is what changes will you bring to the Raw women’s division in 2019? Evolution was a huge success but they both want to be the first ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. For whatever reason Mickie James, Dana Brooke, and Alicia Fox storms to the ring apron. Bliss stops them in their tracks. This is not happening again on her watch. Since they’re so eager and want to pull a stunt like this, there will be a tag match.

Second Match: Mickie James & Alicia Fox w/Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley 

James and Bayley will start things off. Bayley with a double leg takedown. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but James ducks out of the way. Bayley decks James with a back elbow smash. James is gathering herself in the corner. Fox attacks Bayley behind the referee’s back. James blows a kiss at Sasha. James drops Bayley with a Running Boot. James bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. James kicks Bayley in the ribs. James tags in Fox.

Fox kicks Bayley in the gut. Fox applies a wrist lock. Fox with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Fox applies a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Fox slams Bayley’s head on James boot. Fox tags in James. James delivers another Running Boot. James applies a half nelson chin lock. Bayley with two sharp elbow strikes. James pulls Bayley down to the mat. Fox inadvertently levels James with a Big Boot. Fox goes for a Bodyslam, but Bayley lands back on her feet. Bayley tags in Sasha.

Sasha fires up with multiple clotheslines. Sasha dropkicks Fox. Sasha blocks a boot from Fox. Sasha kicks Fox in the chest. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement. James breaks the submission attempt. Fox tags in James. James slaps Sasha in the face. Sasha responds with forearm shivers. Sasha goes for an Mexican Arm-Drag, but James blocks it.

James SuperKicks Sasha for a two count. Fox goes for a Big Boot, but Bayley counters with a Saito Suplex. Bayley knocks Brooke off the ring apron. James with a Spinning Back Kick to Bayley. James tosses Bayley out of the ring. Sasha rolls James over for a two count. James kicks Sasha in the gut. Sasha negates The Mickie DDT. Sasha tags in Bayley. Sasha connects with The BackStabber. Bayley plants James with The Bayley To Belly to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sasha Banks & Bayley via Pinfall 

Ronda Rousey & Alexa Bliss Backstage Segment: 

– Sarcastic Video Package For Raw General Manager Elect, Constable Baron Corbin.

Third Match: The Lucha House Party vs. Scott Dawson w/Dash Wilder in a Three on One Handicap Match 

Gran Metalik and Dawson will start things off. Dawson kicks Metalik in the gut. Dawson with a straight right hand. Metalik goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Dawson ducks out of the way. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Metalik dropkicks Dawson. Metalik with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam. Metalik tags in Kalisto. Dorado stomps on Dawson’s chest. Kalisto follows that with a splash off of Dorado’s shoulders for a two count.

Kalisto applies a wrist lock. Dorado tags himself in. Dawson drops Kalisto with a back elbow strike. Dawson knocks Metalik off the ring apron. Wilder is running interference. Dawson clotheslines Dorado. Dawson with a Running Leg Drop. Dawson follows that with an elbow drop. Dawson with a Diving HeadButt for a one count. Dawson argues with the referee.

Dawson locks in The Gory Special. Dorado crawls under Dawson. Dawson goes for a Back Body Drop, but Dorado lands back on his feet. Dawson takes a swing at The Lucha House Party. Metalik dives over Dawson. Dorado SuperKicks Dawson. Metalik dropkicks Wilder off the apron. Dorado follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Kalisto with a Cannonball Senton off the second rope. Dorado hits The High Flow. Dorado tags in Metalik. Kalisto connects with The Salida Del Sol. Metalik lands a SpringBoard Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Lucha House Party via Pinfall 

Constable Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler In-Ring Segment: 

In two short weeks, Corbin will become Raw’s Permanent General Manager. What a journey it has been. From winning Money in the Bank to being championship caliber superstar to being constable to General Manager Elect. If you are born better than everyone else, you can achieve anything. Corbin has had a few thorns in his side. The Shield, Finn Balor, Kurt Angle, and Braun Strowman. With the help of one person this journey has been pain free as of late. Tonight is Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night. Corbin thanks McIntyre for all of his hard work and unwavering support. McIntyre is on the right side of history. There needs to be something to commemorate all that McIntyre has done.

Corbin gives McIntyre a Gold Medal of Excellence. McIntyre did what no one else would do. He’s here to eradicate complacency.  People were in the back playing games on their phones. They were happy to collect their paychecks. They were responding to fans on social media. McIntyre made Raw in his image. It’s something that has to happen every day, not just Monday. Finn Balor thinks he is the voice of these pathetic people. Balor is nothing more than a boy in a man’s world. At TLC, he will hurt Balor and break his spirit. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. Is McIntyre having memory problems? Don’t forget Ziggler brought McIntyre to Raw and they were dominating.

Ziggler was the brains and McIntyre was the muscle. His invitation got lost in the mail. The truth is that he was never invited.  Ziggler doesn’t meet the height requirement for one. McIntyre is going to drop a truth bomb on Ziggler. He was always the brains in the operation. He’s the whole damn package. The relationship was working, but it’s not working anymore. Ziggler’s role was to get him in a prominent position and he did it. Ziggler succeeded for once in his life. McIntyre thanks Ziggler and tells him to leave. His thanks isn’t good enough for Ziggler? Is Ziggler going to cry? McIntyre is the reason Ziggler is relevant for the first time in ten years. This leads us to a brawl in the center of the ring. Ziggler hits The Zig Zag. Ziggler will not ruin McIntyre Appreciation Night.

Fourth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler 

McIntyre takes control in the early stages of the match. McIntyre talks smack to Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler delivers a big haymaker. Ziggler HeadButts McIntyre. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre with a single leg takedown to Ziggler. McIntyre catapults Ziggler out of the ring. McIntyre blasts Ziggler with a knife edge chop. McIntyre dumps Ziggler back into the ring. McIntyre is putting the boots to Ziggler. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Ziggler is displaying his fighting spirit. Ziggler with three knife edge chops. Ziggler goes for a Jumping DDT, but McIntyre counters with a Back Body Drop. McIntyre sends Ziggler to the floor.

McIntyre grabs a microphone. McIntyre says that he’s going to treat Ziggler like Finn Balor. McIntyre drives Ziggler back first into the barricade and the edge of the ring frame. McIntyre with a SpineBuster on the floor. McIntyre is pleased with himself. McIntyre rolls Ziggler back into the ring. McIntyre blocks a punch from Ziggler. McIntyre with a brutal chop. Finn Balor appears on the stage. Ziggler and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. Ziggler decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. Ziggler kicks McIntyre in the face. McIntyre responds with a Reverse Alabama Slam for a two count.

McIntyre places Ziggler on the top turnbuckle. McIntyre to chop Ziggler in the chest. McIntyre goes for a SuperPlex, but Ziggler blocks it. Ziggler with a Flying DDT for a two count. Ziggler with another back elbow smash. Ziggler launches McIntyre over the top rope. Ziggler with a Flying Clothesline off the apron. Ziggler transitions into a ground and pound attack on the floor. Ziggler is bringing the fight to McIntyre. McIntyre regains momentum with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre dumps Ziggler crotch first on the barricade. McIntyre rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Balor levels McIntyre with a ShotGun Dropkick. McIntyre gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Ziggler SuperKicks McIntyre to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall 

Drew McIntyre Backstage Interview: 

Elias, Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush Segment: 

Fifth Match: Drake Maverick & The Authors Of Pain vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable in a Three and Two Handicap Match

 Maverick throws his jacket at Roode. Maverick runs into a right hand from Roode. Roode repeatedly stomps on Maverick’s chest. AOP lays out Chad Gable in the backstage area. Maverick is trying to crawl out of the ring. Roode kicks Maverick in the gut. Roode connects with The Glorious DDT for a two count. AOP attacks Roode from behind. AOP sends Roode shoulder first to the steel ring post.

Rezar with hammer fist to Roode. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP hits their Side Walk Slam/Flying Foot Stomp Combination for a two count. AOP are double teaming Roode. Gable returns. Gable with rapid fire haymakers. Akam responds with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Rezar follows that with a Big Boot. Rezar levels Roode with a Body Avalanche. AOP connects with The Super Collider. Rezar tags in Maverick. Maverick gets the pinfall victory over Roode.

Winner: Drake Maverick & The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall 

Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins In-Ring Segment: 

Ambrose is wearing a gas mask. He apologizes for the drastic measures but you cannot be safe in a slum like Houston. This is not just to protect himself from you people. He is using these measures to protect himself from that mad man Seth Rollins. The last time he was in the ring, he was attacked by Seth Rollins unprovoked. Maybe it was a little provoked. For a man who is always in control, it was easy to rile up Seth Rollins. Rollins is needy and emotional like all of you.

If you have any idea what it is like to live with someone who always has to be in control and always be right. You all know someone like that. If you had any guts, you would slap that person in the mouth. You have no guts and you have weak character. Rollins is the biggest scumbag, but you appreciate him because he makes you feel important. Ambrose used to be proud of The Shield, but then Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins cared about being role models.

Ambrose is the last man with integrity. All Ambrose is guilty of is trusting people and taking them at face value. Ambrose is happy to stand in the ring by himself as the moral compass of the WWE. At TLC he could take the Intercontinental Title by force, but that would be too easy. Ambrose tells Rollins to listen. At TLC, he will slip up and drop the ball. You will lose control of yourself, of your emotions, and the situation. You will lose control of the Intercontinental Championship.  Your championship will fall safely into Ambrose’s hands. Ambrose and Rollins starts brawling all over the Toyota Center. Ambrose nails Rollins with the gas mask. Ambrose follows that with Two Dirty Deeds.

Sixth Match: Rhyno vs. Heath Slater. The Loser Will Be Fired From Monday Night Raw

Slater wants no part of this match. Rhyno drops Slater with a straight right hand. Rhyno bounces Slater’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rhyno is mauling Slater in the corner. Rhyno with a short-arm clothesline. Rhyno blasts Slater with a knife edge chop. Rhyno with a Corner Spear. Rhyno whips Slater to the corner. Slater side steps Rhyno into the turnbuckles. Slater plants Rhyno with a Jumping NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Heath Slater via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Mahal with clubbing shoulder blocks. SHANTI!! Balor ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Balor blasts Mahal with a knife edge chop. Balor applies a side headlock. Mahal drops Balor with a back elbow strike. Mahal applies a side headlock. Mahal dumps Balor throat first on the top rope. Balor is trying to regain his stamina on the outside. Mahal goes back to the side headlock. Balor kicks Mahal in the jaw. Balor with a Running Forearm Smash. Balor follows that with a knife edge chop.

Mahal reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Balor dives over Mahal. Balor with a Double Leg TakeDown. Balor is fired up. Mahal kicks Balor in the jaw. Balor responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Sunil Singh launches Balor off the top turnbuckle. Singh Brothers are dancing on the outside. Apollo Crews clotheslines Sunil on the floor. Crews sends Samir crashing into his brother. Mahal SuperKicks Crews. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls Mahal back into the ring. Balor with another ShotGun Dropkick. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Finn Balor & Drew McIntyre Backstage Segment: 

WWE Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2018 PPV Match Card: 

1.) The Bar (c) vs. The Usos vs. The New Day in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

2.) Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre

3.) Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Elias

4.) Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax w/Tamina For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

5.) Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE Championship

6.) The Finals Of The 2018 WWE Mixed Match Challenge

7.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

8.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

9.) Braun Strowman vs. Constable Baron Corbin in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. If Braun Strowman Wins, He’ll Get A WWE Universal Championship Match At The Royal Rumble PPV. If Constable Baron Corbin Wins, He’ll Become The Permanent General Manager of Raw

Eight Match: Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon vs. Nia Jax & Tamina 

Jax and Tamina attacks Rousey before the bell rings. Jax with a series of shoulder blocks in the corner. Moon ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Moon with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Moon is throwing forearms at Jax. Moon with a Flying CodeBreaker. Rousey kicks Jax out of the ring. Moon with a Sliding Boot to Tamina. Rousey follows that with a SuperMan Punch off the apron. Rousey and Moon are fired up. Jax takes control of the match during the commercial break. Jax with a Biel Throw. Jax tags in Tamina. Tamina is throwing haymakers at Moon. Tamina goes for a Hip Toss, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon with an arm-drag takeover. Moon tags in Rousey.

Rousey sends Tamina face first to the canvas. Rousey tags in Moon. Moon drops Tamina with a FlatLiner for a two count. Moon with a HandSpring Forearm Smash. Moon tells Jax to get out of the ring. Tamina SuperKicks Moon for a two count. Tamina brings Moon to the corner. Tamina tags in Jax. Jax punches Moon in the gut. Jax HeadButts Moon. Jax talks smack to Rousey. Jax locks in The Cobra Clutch. Moon decks Jax with a JawBreaker. Jax goes for a PowerBomb, but Moon counters with a Hurricanrana. Jax knocks Rousey off the ring apron. Rousey is livid.

Jax and Tamina continues to cut the ring in half. Jax tags in Tamina. Tamina HeadButts Moon. Tamina sends Moon chest first into the turnbuckles. Tamina inadvertently lays out her tag team partner. Moon creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Moon makes the hot tag to Rousey. Rousey with a series of Rolling Clotheslines. Rousey follows that with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rousey wants a piece of Jax. No preview for TLC because she tags in Tamina. Rousey with elbow smashes to Tamina. Rousey drops Tamina with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Moon unloads a flurry of kicks. Tamina rolls Rousey over for a two count. Rousey with a Judo Throw. Moon connects with The Eclipse. Rousey locks in The Arm-Bar which forces Tamina to tap out.

Winner: Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez