A video is shown of last week highlighting Kurt Angle defeating Baron Corbin to end the Constable’s reign of terror and Dean Ambrose intentionally getting disqualified against Finn Balor and looking to severely injure him before Seth Rollins saved the day.
When the show begins Paul Heyman, who is already in the ring, is introduced to the crowd. He says that last week Braun Strowman decided to offer a detour from Suplex City to Monsterville where supposedly his client, BROCK LESNAR, will get...those...hands. All of this would be very frightening if Heyman and Lesnar had not heard this story before but they have and history has shown two things. BROCK LESNAR is the reigning, defending, undisputed, Universal Champion...and Braun Strowman is nothing but the Beast’s bitch. Before Heyman can go further…..
Braun Strowman comes out and begins marching down to the ring when a host of officials and referees run past him and try and slow him down.
General Manager Kurt Angle comes out and tells Strowman not to touch Heyman but if he wants to take out his anger he’s going to let Braun start a revenge tour on his way to the Rumble and Lesnar. Tonight Strowman will face one of the men who put him out of action, Bobby Lashley. Strowman nods, seemingly happy with the news but casts a glare at Heyman all the same.
As Bayley celebrates, Sasha gets contemplative and grabs a mic. She walks up to Bayley and says that she is proud of that win tonight. And she is thrilled that they have fixed their issues but, Bayley needs to know something. The Royal Rumble is coming and with it, the chance to live a dream at Wrestlemania. Sasha Banks will be the winner of the Women's Royal Rumble match and she will do it even if it means ending Bayley's dream. Bayley looks at her and takes the mic and says "ditto". The two shake hands and hug, the friendship secure as the Rumble looms.
After the match the Revival remain in the ring and bring in a mic. Dawson says that 2019 is going to be the year of the Top Guys. That means putting the gold around their waists and that means the number one target is the AOP. They don’t care how big or tough the AOP think they are, the Revival won’t rest until the RAW Tag Team Championships belong to them!
Seth Rollins is backstage when he’s approached by Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. They taunt him and he gives it right back. They begin to edge closer on the verge of attack when someone else steps into the picture.
Finn Balor stands next to Rollins with a smile. He says if Ziggler and McIntyre have a problem maybe the solution can be found in the ring tonight. The heels nod and back away while smirking. Rollins and Balor watch them leave with caution.
Nia comes out to the ring clearly cocky. She gets in the ring and gloats openly about taking out Ronda Rousey last week. Oh, sure, Ronda retained her Raw Women's Championship..for now..but, that is just a battle in a war. And last week, Nia Jax was the real winner. (Footage airs of the destruction of Ronda Rousey at the hands of Jax). Nia laughs and talks about how much fun it was to break the "baddest woman in the planet" apart and how at the Royal Rumble Nia wil...
Natayla comes out ready for a fight. She gets into the ring and Nia feigns confusion but then says "whats wrong Nattie? Could it be that I beat your best friend's ass last week and sent her to the hospital?” Natalya looks furious when they’re interrupted…..
Alexa Bliss comes out and says that since it’s clear they want a piece of each other she’s more than happy to accommodate. Nia Jax versus Natalya in another Bliss Special and it happens right now!
The Modern Day Maharaja, Jinder Mahal is shown in a pre-taped video. He says he is entering the Royal Rumble and when it is over he will be one step away from reclaiming all that is his and being a champion once again.
We’re shown a replay of last week when Bobby Roode turned on his partner Chad Gable, viciously attacking him on their way to the ring.
Bobby Roode is stalking Gable who is still down on the mat. Roode picks him up by the head and prepares to deliver another Glorious DDT when the crowd stirs.
Jason Jordan comes sprinting down the ramp and slides into the ring. Roode drops Gable and runs to clothesline Jordan, who ducks and dropkicks Roode out of the ring. Jordan helps Gable up and the two exchange as hug as Roode signals he has no intention of fighting them both.
Backstage, Seth Rollins comes up to Finn Balor and thanks him for earlier. Balor says that last week Rollins stood up for him and it’s a pleasure to return the favor, especially when it means he can deliver some payback to those two jerks.
Backstage, General Manager Kurt Angle is in his office when Gable and Jordan come in. Angle says that some things in life are meant to be and one of those things, in his mind, is American Alpha. The two glance at each other and share a nod. Angle says next week they’ll be in action for the first time on RAW and they leave his office excited.
Last edited by Pipers Pit : 12-19-2018 at 10:39 AM.