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WWE Raw Results (12/24): Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya

WWE Raw Results (12/24)

WWE Raw
December 24, 2018
Golden One Center
Sacramento, California

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Elias Christmas Eve Performance: 

First Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Elias In A Miracle On 34th Street Fight 

Lashley scores an early takedown. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lashley drives Elias face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley kicks Elias in the gut. Lashley with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Lashley with a NeckBreaker. Lashley buries his shoulders into the midsection of Elias. Lashley is throwing haymakers Elias. Lashley is choking Elias with his boot. Lashley knocks Elias off the ring apron. Elias repeatedly hits Lashley with a christmas tree. Elias with two knife edge chops. Elias clotheslines Lashley on the floor.

From behind, Rush steals a kendo stick from Elias. Elias side steps Lashley into the steel ring steps. Elias and Lashley are trading back and forth shots. Elias uppercuts Lashley. Lashley drops Elias with a FlatLiner. Lashley goes back to the ground and pound attack. Rush goes for The Final Hour, but Elias gets his knees up in the air. Lashley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Elias rolls him over for a two count. Lashley ChokeSlams Elias. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley throws Elias out of the ring. Lashley runs Elias into the ringside barricade. Lashley bodyslams Elias on a red christmas gift box.

Elias kicks Lashley in the jaw. Lashley responds with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley is pummeling Elias on the top turnbuckle. Elias fires back with forearm smashes that sends Lashley crashing through the legos in the corner. Elias blinds Lashley with the fire extinguisher. Lashley inadvertently puts Rush through the cookie table. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias repeatedly stomps on Lashley’s chest. Elias nails Lashley with a green bowling ball. Elias breaks a cello on Lashley’s back to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias via Pinfall 

– Recap of The McMahon Family Announcement.

– Heath Slater wants his tag team partner back.

– Zack Ryder wants more time on Monday Night Raw.

– Mojo Rawley is moving on from his past.

– Lucha House Party has an extensive wish list.

– Curt Hawkins wants the following: Maybe a new hover-board? A pet giraffe. Dress socks. Most importantly, to win a match.

– No Way Jose wants the standard gifts you get during the holiday season. He’s bringing the conga line to the north pole.

– Since Alexa Bliss is perfect (which is a true statement), she’s in the spirit of giving. Let’s give Bayley a personality. Sasha Banks, some humility. Natalya is a lost cause. Bliss would love to give Ronda Rousey better makeup. Merry Blissmas everybody.

– Tyler Breeze wants a speedy recovery for his partner Fandango. Breeze can’t forget about his Ariana Grande tickets.

– Apollo Crews wants to flip over a tank.

– The Ascension bicker about the secret santa.

– Christmas came early for Kurt Angle when he prevented Baron Corbin from becoming the permanent general manager of Raw. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true.

Second Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) vs. The Revival For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Roode and Wilder will start things off. Dawson immediately runs interference. Wilder rolls Roode over for a one count. Roode and Gable are talking strategy. Roode applies a waist lock. Wilder transitions into a standing arm-bar. Wilder tags in Dawson. Roode kicks Dawson in the gut. Roode blasts Dawson with a knife edge chop. Roode tags in Gable. Roode with a Corner Clothesline. Gable follows that with a monkey flip for a one count.

Gable applies an arm-bar. Dawson backs Gable into the turnbuckles. Dawson with a knife edge chop. Gable dives over Dawson. Dawson drops Gable with a shoulder tackle. Dawson slides under Gable. Gable ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Gable with a Flying Arm-Drag TakeOver. Gable with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Roode punches Wilder. Gable launches Wilder across the ring. Dawson regains momentum with an Assisted FlapJack for a two count. Dawson argues with the referee. The Revival are cutting the ring in half.

Wilder applies a rear chin lock. Gable gets back to a vertical base. Gable goes for a sunset flip, but Wilder stands still. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson kicks Gable in the chest. Dawson with a pair of forearm smashes. Wilder clotheslines Gable back into the ring. Dawson with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder with an Assisted Leg Drop for a two count. Wilder uppercuts Gable. Wilder puts Gable on the top turnbuckle. Wilder with a heavy chop. Gable responds with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Wilder tumbles to the floor. Wilder tags in Dawson.

Dawson stops Gable in his tracks. Dawson goes for a Short-Arm Clothesline, but Gable counters with a Belly to Back Suplex. Gable makes the hot tag to Roode. Roode with Two Clotheslines. Roode with a Back Body Drop to Wilder. Roode follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Roode drops Dawson with a Uranage Slam. Roode ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Roode dumps Wilder on top of Dawson. Roode with a Corner Spear. Roode clotheslines Dawson over the top rope. Roode connects with The SpineBuster for a two count.

Roode plays to the crowd. Roode tags in Gable. Wilder drives Roode shoulder first into the steel ring post. Gable goes for a MoonSault, but Wilder ducks out of the way. Gable with a Roll Through German Suplex for a two count. Wilder tags in Dawson. Gable with a pinning combination for a two count. Gable with a double leg takedown. Gable with a bridging jack knife cover for a two count. Wilder made a blind tag. The Revival hits their Uppercut/German Suplex Combination for a two count. Roode Spears Wilder. Dawson goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Gable rolls him over for a two count.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable via Pinfall 

– Video packages for Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, EC3, Lars Sullivan, Nikki Cross, Lacey Evans and Heavy Machinery.

Apollo Crews & The B-Team Backstage Segment: 

Dolph Ziggler Promo: 

Third Match: Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat Match 

McIntyre drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. McIntyre kicks Ziggler in the gut. McIntyre with a clubbing blow to Ziggler’s back. McIntyre unloads two knife edge chops. Balor kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Ziggler uppercuts McIntyre. Balor with a Flying Forearm Smash. Balor ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Balor and Ziggler clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. Ziggler rolls Balor over for a one count. Ziggler drops Balor with a back elbow smash. Ziggler rams Balor’s face across the top rope. Balor with a straight right hand. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Balor. Ziggler dropkicks Balor for a one count. Ziggler talks smack to Balor. Balor turns a sunset flip into a basement dropkick. Balor now clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. Balor sets up for a SomerSault Plancha. McIntyre pulls Balor out of the ring.

McIntyre drives Balor back first into the ringside barricade. McIntyre catches Ziggler in mid-air. McIntyre bodyslams Ziggler on the apron. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. McIntyre has complete control of the match. McIntyre shoves Balor into Ziggler. McIntyre with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on the left hand of Ziggler. Ziggler is displaying his fighting spirit. McIntyre launches Ziggler out of the ring. Balor with a Sunset Flip for a two count. McIntyre with a high back elbow strike for a two count. McIntyre is putting the boots to Balor. McIntyre slaps Balor in the face.

Balor fires back with leg kicks. McIntyre shoves Balor into the turnbuckles. Ziggler decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. Ziggler is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but McIntyre counters with The Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor with a Back Body Drop. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor dropkicks the back of McIntyre. McIntyre in the drop zone. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but McIntyre ducks out of the way. Ziggler hits The Zig Zag for a two count. Balor blocks a SuperKick from Ziggler.

Ziggler connects with The Famouser. McIntyre with a back elbow smash to Ziggler. McIntyre with an Reverse Alabama Slam on top of Balor. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore, but Balor counters with a SlingBlade. Balor drops McIntyre with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ziggler has Balor perched on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler goes for a Jumping DDT, but McIntyre blocks it. Ziggler uppercuts McIntyre. Ziggler SuperKicks McIntyre. Balor breaks the pin attempt with The Coupe De Grace. Balor again clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. Balor with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre verbally berates Ziggler. Ziggler drops McIntyre with The Zig Zag.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Vince McMahon Santa Segment: 

John Cena will be returning to Raw and SmackDown very soon. Coming this year there will be tag team titles for the Women’s Division. Next week on Raw it will be Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage Match.

Fourth Match: Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon vs. Mickie James, Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match 

Moon and James will start things off. Moon rolls James over for a one count. James signals for the test of the strength. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. James applies a wrist lock. Moon reverses the hold. James with a Forearm Smash. Moon responds with a Spinning Back Kick. Moon kicks James in the chest. Moon goes for a Step Up Enzuigiri, but James ducks out of the way. James drops Moon with a Running Boot for a one count. Moon with a HeadScissors TakeOver. James tags in Fox.

Moon lands a Suicide Dive. Moon rolls James back into the ring. Fox drops Moon with a Big Boot on the ring apron. Brooke applies a rear chin lock. Brooke pulls Moon down to the mat. Brooke bounces Moon’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Brooke tags in James. James kicks Moon in the ribs. James with a series of pinning opportunities. Fox tags in Brooke. Fox and James with a Double NeckBreaker. Brooke with a Cartwheel Splash for a two count. Brooke applies a rear chin lock. Brooke gets back to a vertical base. Brooke knocks Sasha off the ring apron. Brooke goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Moon ducks out of the way. Moon tags in Bayley.

Bayley unloads her combination offense. Bayley with a Belly to Back Suplex. Bayley clears the ring. Bayley with a Corner Spear. Brooke responds with a Running Lariat. Brooke tags in James. Bayley dumps James face first on the top turnbuckle. Bayley rocks James with a Jumping Knee Strike. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha with a Flying Meteora for a two count. Moon hits The Eclipse. Banks ducks a clothesline from James. James negates The Bank Statement. Sasha made a blind tag to Bayley. Bayley and Sasha plants James with their BackStabber/ Bayley To Belly Suplex Combination to pickup the victory. After the match, The Riott Squad starts beating down Sasha, Bayley and Moon.

Winner: Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon via Pinfall 

Paul Heyman & Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment: 

Fifth Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Natalya For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya with a side headlock takeover. Natalya applies a side headlock. Rousey breaks free from the hold. Rousey with a Snap Judo Throw. Natalya rolls Rousey over for a one count. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Natalya applies a wrist lock. Rousey reverses the hold. Natalya with another side headlock takeover. Rousey drops Natalya with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Natalya with a double leg takedown. Natalya applies a front face lock. Rousey transitions into a hammer lock. Chain grappling exchange.

Rousey slips over Natalya’s back. Rousey with a Modified Triangle Choke. Rousey follows that with a Judo Toss. Natalya responds with a single leg takedown. Natalya with a Modified Indian Death Lock. Natalya tells Rousey to give up. Rousey continues to grapple around Natalya. Rousey wraps her legs around Natalya’s waist. Natalya creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Rousey fights out of The SharpShooter. Rousey kicks Natalya out of the ring.

Coming out of the commercial break, Natalya drives Rousey shoulder first into the steel ring post for a two count. Natalya applies a bodyscissors hold. Natalya goes back to the front face lock. Natalya with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Natalya applies a rear chin lock. Rousey gets back to a vertical base. Natalya clotheslines Rousey for a two count. Natalya tugs on Rousey’s hair. Natalya gets Rousey trapped in The Abdominal Stretch. Natalya dropkicks Rousey for a two count. Natalya with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Natalya is displaying her mean streak. Rousey side steps Natalya into the turnbuckles. Rousey clotheslines Natalya. Rousey unloads a flurry of jabs in the corner. Rousey with a Judo Toss. Rousey follows that with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Natalya rolls Rousey over for a two count. Natalya drops Rousey with The Discus Lariat for a two count. Rousey responds with The Piper’s Pit. Rousey goes for The Arm-Bar, but Natalya counters with The Sharpshooter. Rousey float over into The Arm-Bar which forces Natalya to tap out.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey via Submission 

Dean Ambrose Promo: 

Sixth Match: Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers vs. Heath Slater 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal applies a wrist lock. Slater reverses the hold. Mahal decks Slater with a back elbow smash. Mahal with a straight right hand. Mahal drops Slater with a back elbow strike. Mahal with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Mahal drives his knee into Slater’s back.

Mahal applies a half nelson chin lock. Mahal transitions into a side headlock. Santa makes his way to the ringside area. Mahal pulls Slater down to the mat. Slater connects with The Jumping Leg Lariat for a two count. The Singh Brothers attacks Slater which cause the disqualification. After the match, Santa makes the save. It’s Rhyno everybody. Rhyno delivers a Gore.

Winner: Heath Slater via Disqualification 

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin 

Rollins dropkicks Corbin. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Rollins is mauling Corbin in the corner. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Rollins. Rollins kicks Corbin in the chest. Rollins clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive. Rollins with a straight right hand. Rollins bounces Corbin head on the ring apron. Rollins thrust kicks Corbin. Rollins goes for The BlackOut, but Corbin ducks out of the way. Rollins delivers another Suicide Dive. Rollins sends Corbin rib first into the barricade. Rollins rolls Corbin back into the ring. Rollins with a series of bodyshots. Corbin with a Forearm Smash which sends Rollins tumbling to the floor.

Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin is trying to build momentum. Corbin with a Wrap Around Lariat for a two count. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin is fired up. Corbin kicks Rollins in the ribs. Corbin drives his elbow into Rollins chest. Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Corbin reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. Rollins kicks Corbin in the jaw. Rollins connects with The BlockBuster. Rollins continues to bring the fight to Corbin. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins kicks Corbin in the gut. Corbin goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rollins counters with a Knee Strike.

Rollins with a Big Boot. Rollins dives over Corbin. Rollins with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins is burning down the holiday season. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Corbin avoids The BlackOut. Corbin drops Rollins with The Deep Six for a two count. Rollins and Corbin are trading back and forth shots. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Corbin counters with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin goes for The End of Days, but Rollins counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins drives Corbin shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rollins SuperKicks Corbin. Rollins plants Corbin with The BlackOut to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

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