WWE Raw Results – November 12, 2018
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Michael Cole, Renee Young, and Corey Graves.
Match Number One: Tag Team Battle Royal for Captaincy
Lince Dorado and Kalisto with splashes to Wilder followed by Gran Metalik.
Braun Strowman’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Konnor and Viktor fall victim to Braun. Braun sends Dorado into Metalik. Braun punches Roode and then everyone goes after Strowman but he pushes everyone away. Strowman signals for the lap of shoulder tackles and he hits Curtis Axel and then he hits Chad Gable. The next roadblock and Scott Dawson. Braun grabs a chair and Slater and Roode get out of the ring.
Braun takes a mic and he says tonight’s Raw is brought to you by the Monster Among Men. Braun sits down and he says he is done chasing Baron Corbin around. Braun says he is not leaving this ring until Corbin gets these hands.
Stephanie McMahon’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Stephanie tells Braun that she knows he is upset after what Baron did to him against Brock Lesnar. You cannot hold Raw hostage. Stephanie says she appreciates the aggression and rage and channel it to the more important thing and that is Survivor Series. Stephanie says her brother Shane made a mockery of the locker room by winning the World Cup. Will he let Shane disrespect him?
Braun says he does not care about Shane or about representing Stephanie at Survivor Series.
Stephanie says everyone better give a damn about Survivor Series.
Braun tells Stephanie he knows how the corporate types look at him like a mindless meat castle. Braun says he knows when he is being manipulated. Braun tells Stephanie to get Baron out so he can finish this.
Stephanie says she is not underestimating Braun and she has a proposition for Braun. Raw has beaten Smackdown the last two years and when he leads Raw to victory, he can get whatever he wants. Stephanie says her word is her bond.
Braun says he wants a Universal Title match against Brock Lesnar and he wants a match against Baron Corbin. Braun says he wants to pick the stipulations. Stephanie agrees to it and then Braun tells Stephanie that Baron needs to sign a waiver.
Stephanie says that Braun cannot lay a hand on Baron Corbin until after Survivor Series. Stephanie says that he needs to prove that he is loyal to Raw and a team player.
Braun says if he does not, he will go to WWE Headquarters and destroy the entire building.
Stephanie says she is being transparent and she is here to motivate the Raw roster.
Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring.
Ronda takes the mic from Stephanie and tells her to avoid the pep talk because nothing can make her more motivated. She is looking forward to the challenge of Becky and she will show The Man how it is done.
Stephanie applauds Ronda’s comments.
Ronda says maybe she doesn’t have to wait . . .
Baron Corbin’s music plays.
Baron says everyone needs to take a breath. He says he is with Stephanie and they need to focus their aggression on Smackdown. He says he is here to help motivate Raw talent. Baron carefully enters the ring so as not to startle the beast. Baron says after Shane stole the World Cup from Raw, they cannot afford to get embarrassed again. It is a must win situation and we cannot get overconfident.
Baron puts his hand on Ronda’s shoulder and Ronda with a judo throw to Baron. Ronda leaves the ring.
Baron and Braun get face to face and Stephanie reminds Braun about their deal.
Braun tells Baron to enjoy his time as Stephanie’s lap dog because after Survivor Series, he will neuter Baron.
We see Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka walk together in the back and they scare off some backstage employees.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Ember Moon versus Tamina Snuka (with Nia Jax)
ia distracts Ember and Tamina with a punch and kick. Tamina with a head butt. Tamina sends Ember into the turnbuckles. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss and she tries for a sunset flip but Tamina picks Ember up. Ember with kicks to Tamina followed by forearms. Ember with an enzuigiri and she gets a near fall.
We see Alexa watching in the back from the monitor.
Ember with a sliding flatliner to Tamina and Tamina rolls to the floor. Ember with a baseball slide on the apron and Tamina is taken down. Nia confronts Ember and that allows Tamina to recover and clothesline Ember as we go to commercial.
We are back and Tamina with a reverse chin lock. Tamina takes Ember back to the mat. Tamina with a knee drop and she gets a near fall. Ember and Tamina with forearms and Ember lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Ember with a drop kick. Ember with kicks and a forearm. Ember staggers Tamina on an enzuigiri but Tamina with a punch. Ember with a suicide dive into Nia and Nia does not move.
Ember kicks Tamina and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Ember with a handspring clothesline and then she goes up top but Nia gets on the apron to distract Ember. Tamina with a super kick. Tamina goes up top and hits the Superfly Splash for the three count.
Winner: Tamina Snuka
After the match, Nia with a curb stomp followed by a leg drop.
We go to commercial.
We have a video package for Seth Rollins’ quest for facts about why Dean did what he did, and the tag title change that happened last week.
Corey Graves is in the ring and he brings out Seth Rollins.
Corey wants to talk about Survivor Series and his match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Corey wants to know where Seth is mentally. Seth says for the first time, he faces Shinsuke Nakamura. He says it will be a hell of a fight but he doesn’t give a damn about Shinsuke Nakamura. Corey says that if your head is not in the game, Shinsuke will take it off. Seth says he will be focused on Nakamura at Survivor Series. That is Sunday, but that is not tonight.
Seth says he wants to know why Dean did what he did that night. Corey says that Dean is not a man of words. Seth says Dean is not a stupid man. He knows why he did what he did, but Dean is not man enough to explain why.
Dean shows up in the parking lot and he says he is man enough to get out of the cold and come into the arena to beat the holy hell out of him. Dean says you don’t deserve that. He does not owe anyone an explanation. These people want to spit on him and ask him why did you turn your back on your brothers. Dean says your architect doesn’t have all the answers. Should Seth have talked to Dean like an imbecile or treat 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?
Dean says he thought the Shield was stronger together. He though wearing the colors made him stronger. The Shield made him weak. You made him weak. Roman made him weak. The burden of being your brother and watching your back made him weak. Dean says every day is a new day and a chance to be reborn. A chance to take the past and . . .
Dean pours gasoline on the vest and Dean says it is time to burn it down.
Renee says that it is for Dean to explain himself.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look back at last week’s match between Drew McIntyre and Kurt Angle.
Kurt Angle’s music plays but it is interrupted by Dolph’s record scratch and Drew McIntyre.
Drew says when he 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, Kurt went into their match an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Hall of Famer, a National Treasure, and an Icon. After the match, he was nothing more than an embarrassment. Drew says Kurt gave him everything, but when he looked in Kurt’s eyes, he saw Kurt’s will to win fading. Kurt realized he was in the ring with a superior opponent. Drew says that he saw Kurt crying.
He was crying. Drew says he has never been more disgusted in his entire life. He was more than happy to put Kurt down and beat him with his own ankle lock. Drew says he has worked eighteen years for this moment. He has sacrificed more than anyone. He tells everyone to look into his eyes. Drew says that Raw is his show and he will mold it in his image. There is no more room for weakness or nostalgia acts.
Finn Balor interrupts and makes his way to the ring.
Drew says he has to hand it to Balor because he has a lot of guts to come out after what he did last week.
Balor says that what Drew was saying was too much. You crossed the line last week. You could have just beaten Kurt.
Drew asks Finn if he offended Finn or Kurt. Drew tells Finn that dignity is not a right reserved for everybody. He could have done so much worse to Kurt. You are angry that he kicked your head off last week that he was going to help Finn against Bobby Lashley for European pride. There are too many people who care about their feelings. He tells Finn to turn around and go back up that aisle and cry to his Balor Club.
Finn says he has dealt with bullies his entire life. Finn suggests that they have a match right here and right now.
Drew says he doesn’t know what is more fraglie. Your feelings or your body, but if you want a match, you’ve got a match. It is not against him. You are going to have a match against the man who is the true Best in the World . . . Dolph Ziggler. If you can defeat somebody like Dolph, Drew says maybe he will lower himself to Finn’s level.
Drew with a head butt to the chest.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) versus Finn Balor
The referee checks on Balor and starts the match. Ziggler with a punch and kicks. Ziggler chokes Balor in the corner and rakes the eyes. Ziggler with an arm bar and chin lock into a standard chin lock. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall and then he returns to the reverse chin lock and adds a body scissors. Ziggler punches Balor and applies a reverse chin lock. Balor with elbows but Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler runs into a boot from Balor and Balor with punches. Ziggler with a kick and he goes for a sunset flip but you don’t sunset flip Balor and Finn rolls through and hits a drop kick.
Balor misses the running chop into the corner and Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top but Ziggler crotches Balor and we go to commercial.
We are back and the referee checks on Balor. Ziggler stands over Balor and hits a neck breaker. Ziggler runs into boots from Balor but Ziggler with kicks but Balor with a chop. Ziggler goes for a super kick but Balor blocks it. Ziggler with an elbow but Balor with a Pele Kick. Balor with a chop in teh corner but Ziggler with an Irish whip. Balor floats over and hits an enzuigiri. Balro with a double stomp for a near fall. Balor waits for Ziggler to get up while Drew ponders on the ring steps. Balor with Slingblade but he runs into a boot and Ziggler hits a hesitation DDT for a near fall.
Balor blocks a super kick but Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Balor with a running drop kick to send Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Balor leaps over Ziggler and then sends Ziggler to the floor. Balor with a baseball slide to Drew and then he back body drops Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Ziggler and McIntyre. Balor misses Coup de Grace and Ziggler with a rollup but Balor counters with a rollup of his own for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
We go to commercial.
We are back and Stephanie tells that she is impressed with Finn for standing up to Drew and for winning tonight, he is on the Survivor Series team.
Drew McIntyre comes to confront Finn and Stephanie tells him to stand down.
Stephanie says that Drew cannot hurt his teammate on Sunday. Stephanie knows that Ziggler cannot wait to get his hands on Shane for what he did in the World Cup. Stephanie says that she wants Drew to do to her brother Shane and the rest of Smackdown what he did to Kurt Angle. Work as a team on Sunday, but then you can tear each other apart.
We take a look at Becky Lynch’s comments from Smackdown.
Ronda Rousey is in the interview area and she says that Becky is the man and she can dish it out. Ronda says that he was not trying to insult Becky but she wanted to point out how ridiculous her claim of ripping her arm off. Becky can dish it out, but she cannot take it. You are so hyper-sensitive. You are not just the man, you are the Millennial Man. You have a bubble wrapped ego. Ronda says that Becky needs to know that she is not Charlotte Flair and this is not Smackdown. Everyone has watched her bleed for every inch of progress. She did not pour her heart and soul into fight like a girl so the ‘leader’ of the Women’s Revolution can say ‘fight like a man’.
Nia Jax shows up with Tamina and says that they are here to wish her luck.
We are back and Ruby Riott says she would like to address her actions from last week. We see what happened with Natalya’s sunglasses. Ruby says when she broke Jim Neidhart’s sunglasses, she struck a nerve not only with Natalya but with the entire WWE Universe. Ruby says she had a week to think about her actions and she completely understands why she has gotten the backlash. Let’s face it, Jim was a future Hall of Famer. He was a badass powerhouse and he had the most infectious laugh. The moment it took all of those happy memories and she turned them into nightmares. Not only that, but humiliated Natalya in front of a world wide audience . . . and she enjoyed every second of it.
Ruby says she did not take it far enough. They had to claw to get everything. She wanted Natalya to feel emotion and bawl like a baby. That is what you did. In that moment, it all made sense and it clicked why Jim wore those sunglasses. It was because he was ashamed to look at his own daughter. He had to shade himself.
Match Number Four: Ruby Riott (with Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan) versus Natalya
Natalya attacks Ruby from behind and takes Ruby down. Natalya goes after Sarah and Liv but Ruby hits Natalya from behind. Sarah and Liv attack Natalya while Ruby watches. Sarah picks up Natalya and Ruby hits a Hart Attack.
Match Number Four: Tag Team Battle Royal Redux To Determine the Captain of the Raw Tag Team Elimination Match (featuring The B Team, Chad Gable and Bobby Roode, The Ascension, Lucha House Party, and Rhyno and Heath Slater)
The Revival goes after Heath Slater. Slater is eliminated when he misses a jumping side kick and goes over the top rope to the floor so Rhyno is also eliminated. Viktor with a forearm to Roode’s back while Dawson connects with an uppercut on Kalisto. Kalisto goes to the apron and he hits an enzuigiri on Wilder. Kalisto sends Dorado to Dawson and Dawson and Dorado go to the apron. Metalik knocks Dawson to the floor so Bo and Curtis throw out Wilder even though he was already eliminated.
We have a gesture off between the B Team and Lucha House Party so Konnor and Viktor attack both teams. Kalisto is eliminated by Konnor. Viktor sends Axel into Dallas to send him to the floor. Konnor misses a back elbow into the corner and Roode with a kick and hits a neck breaker while Gable hits a moonsault. Konnor puts Gable on the top rope and Gable with a triangle and Konnor is eliminated.
Winners: Bobby Roode and Chad Gable
We see Brock Lesnar’s door and Paul Heyman knocks on it as we go to commercial.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring.
Paul introduces himself and his client. Paul says no one deserves congratulations more than Brock, 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 from Brock Lesnar. 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. AJ will fly into Los Angeles and he will check into the Hotel California and he will go to the suite labeled Suplex City and he will get the beating becoming of a WWE Champion.
Paul says he 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 AJ. There is no one Brock wants to take to Suplex City more than AJ Styles. There is no one that Brock wants to F5 more than AJ Styles. There is no one that Brock Lesnar wants to beat more on Sunday is 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 . . .
Jinder Mahal makes his way to the ring. He tells Paul to take his advice and not overestimate AJ Styles. Last year at Survivor Series, he was dreaming about the Dream Match between Jinder Mahal and Brock Lesnar. That focus gave AJ the chance to steal the match from Jinder. Jinder says he is here to help the beast and give him his mantra.
Paul asks Brock if they want to bother listening to Jinder’s mantra.
Jinder says he can help Brock.
Brock says that Jinder should come into the ring and Paul should listen because he is Jewish.
Jinder tells Brock to center his energy and breathe in while saying SHANTI.
Brock has had enough and he starts to laugh and clotheslines Jinder. Brock gives Samir a German suplex. Jinder is clotheslined over the top rope. Sunil takes a German suplex from Brock. Samir is given a second German suplex. Sunil takes a second German suplex as well. Brock tosses Samir onto Mahal. Brock gives Jinder an F5 on the floor.
Alexa Bliss and Stephanie McMahon are talking in the back but not loud enough for the cameras to pick up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lio Rush introduces the most magnificent body in the world. Michelangelo couldn’t envision a better physique. Lio tells Bobby to do some posing.
Elias shows up on the stage and he strums his guitar. Elias calls Child Protective Services claiming that Bobby has a kidnaped child in the ring. Elias says he cannot be more than 10.
Bobby calls Elias a clown and says he is trying to be funny. Why don’t you walk down here and say it to his face.
Elias plays his guitar.
Match Number Five: Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) versus Elias in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match
The match is joined in progress and Lashley with a reverse chin lock. Lashley with a waist lock take down and kick. Elias and Lashley with punches but Lashley with an Irish whip. Elias with a mule kick followed by a clothesline. Elias with punches in the corner. Rush gets on the apron and Elias punches him. Lashley with a rollup for a near fall. Elias back drops Lashley over the top rope to the floor. Elias with a running knee off the apron. Lashley sends Elias into the ring post and ring steps. Lashley gets back into the ring at eight and Lio Rush grabs Elias’ foot to keep Elias from returning to the ring.
Winner: Bobby Lashley (by count out)
After the match, Elias sends Lashley into the ringside barrier and Elias brings Rush into the ring only to throw him through the ropes onto Lashley.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring.
She is joined in the ring by Tamina Snuka, Nia Jax, and Mickie James.
Alexa says Sunday is personal. Survivor Series if personal. It is to show that Raw is the A Show and that Smackdown is second best. She is not just expecting victory, but demanding it. Alexa says that one member of the team is not here because Natalya had to focus on her emotions.
Alexa introduces her team. First is Mickie James. Next is Nia Jax. The next member of the team is someone with a killer instinct, Tamina.
Alexa says she was thinking about the fifth member of the team and she needs someone who will do anything to win and would be willing to risk friendships. The winner of this match will be the fifth member of Team Raw.
Match Number Six: Sasha Banks versus Bayley in a Winner Gets the Final Spot on Team Raw Match
Sasha with a wrist lock take down using the ropes. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley with a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Bayley goes to the apron and goes for a cutter in the ropes but Sasha blocks it and hits a knee. Sasha goes for a baseball slide but Bayley catches her. Sasha with a head scissors take down and then she sends Bayley back into the ring. Sasha with Meteora for a near fall. Bayley sends Sasha to the apron and Bayley with a forearm.
Bayley goes to the floor and tries for the baseball slide through the ring post but Sasha catches Bayley and sends her into the ring post. Sasha with a running knee to Bayley but she goes for a second one and Sasha hits the ring post when Bayley moves. Bayley gets a near fall with a rollup. Bayley goes for the belly-to-belly suplex but Sasha sends Bayley to the apron. Bayley with a cutter in the ropes. Bayley blocks a kick but Sasha with a knee to the head and Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex on the apron. Both women fall to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bayley goes for an elbow drop from the turnbuckles but Sasha gets her knees up. Sasha applies Banks Statement and Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, and Nia Jax attack both women.
Alexa says that since Bayley didn’t win the match and Sasha did not win the match, here is the fifth member of Team Raw . . . RUBY RIOTT.
We cut to the back and Becky Lynch has Ronda Rousey in DisArmHer. Adam Pearce and a referee tell Becky to get out of here.
We see the women in the ring and they are wondering what is going to happen.
Becky Lynch makes her way to the stage with her Smackdown t-shirt on.
The members of the Smackdown Women’s Team at Survivor Series show up from behind and attack the Raw women.
Charlotte and Becky both work over Tamina while the non-Survivor Series women from Raw make their way to the ring to even the odds. Nia sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles while Becky sends Alicia to the floor. Becky kicks Tamina as Tamina works over Naomi.
Ronda Rousey’s music plays and Becky Lynch leaves the ring. Ronda takes care of anyone who comes after her.
Becky hits Ronda in the ribs with a chair. Carmella kicks Tamina after Naomi clips her. Tamina is sent into the ring steps while Nia is sent into the ring post.Charlotte spears Nia and Becky hits Ronda again with the chair.
The Smackdown women leave through the crowd.
Ronda snarls in the ring while Alexa watches from the stage.
Baron Corbin says he does not know what is going on and Stephanie yells at Baron about what just happened. Baron says he does not know how they got into the building. Stephanie yells at Baron and says he is not doing a good job. Stephanie says this cannot happen on Sunday. Stephanie wants to make sure that Baron does something to make sure they win on Sunday.