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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.

Rating: 8.4

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.

Rating: 8.1


Early on the Riott Squad score some close pinfall attempts at the Boss N Hug Connection before Sasha takes control. After dominating Ruby, Bayley is tagged in and the Riott Squad is able to take over, cutting her off from Sasha and really putting a beat down. True to Bayley's never say die attitude, she will not succumb and keeps trying to take in Sasha. At one point in the match, Morgan throws Bayley to the floor and Ruby and Liv double team her on the floor while Sasha tries to break it up and the ref stops the Boss. In the ring again, Liv scores with a reverse roundhouse kick for the 1...2....broken up by Sasha who drops Liv on her head with a T-Bone Suplex. Sasha gets back to her corner as Bayley crawls and just as Liv gets to Bayley, she makes the hot tag. Sasha comes in and floors Ruby immediately with a forearm and then goes to work on Liv. Ruby runs in from behind and blasts Sasha and the Riott Squad beat down Sasha until Bayley runs back into the ring and charges at Ruby with a crossbody block that sends them both tumbling from the ring. Sasha quickly locks in the Banks Statement as Liv tries to get to the ropes. Ruby tries to come in to help but, Bayley has her by the feet as Liv taps.

Winners by Submission: The Boss N Hug Connection
Rating: 7.9

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.

Rating: 7.8

Rating: 7.4


Pretty standard tag match but the Revival control most of the match, using old school tag tactics and the B-Team never really get any momentum. Dallas finally falls victim to the Shatter Machine for the 1-2-3.

Winners by Pinfall: The Revival
Rating: 6.8

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!

Rating: 5.8

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.

Rating: 7.7

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…..

Rating: 8.2

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!

Rating: 8.0


Nia and Natayla size each other up with Nia getting a smile on her face and says audibly. "hows Ronda?". That pisses Nattie off and she goes at Nia but, the Samoan throws Nattie into a corner and squashes her. Nia goes for a cover 1...2..Nattie kicks out. Nia smiles like this is a game and throws Natayla around the ring nailing her with punishing power moves including a belly to belly and a leg drop but Nattie will not die. Nia gets angrier that she cant put away Neidhart and that causes her to make a mistake when she throws Nattie into a corner and charges but Nattie moves and Nia hits her chest hard into the turnbuckle, stumbles back and Nattie is able to roll her down and cover...1....2....Nia barely kicks out. Nattie goes for the Sharpshooter and nearly gets it on Jax but she uses her power to kick Nattie backwards. When Nattie goes on the attack again, Nia hits the Samoan Drop. Cover...1....2...Nattie kicks out again. This time Nia is furious and she waits for Nattie to get up, she swings but Nattie ducks, bounces off the ropes and runs directly into a stiff punch in the face from Jax knocking her out. Jax covers for the 3 count.

Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax
Rating: 7.3

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.

Rating: 5.8

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.

Rating: 6.4


Gable comes out firing but Roode uses his veteran savy to ride it out and then drops Gable with a knee to the gut before going to work on his former partner focusing primarily on his neck. Gable is scrappy and keeps trying but Roode is clearly enjoying punishing him and knocking him back down but finally stops toying with him and delivers a Glorious DDT for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Roode
Rating: 8.1

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.

Rating: 7.0

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.

Rating: 9.0

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.

Rating: 7.0


A great back and forth match in which all four men in in their spots and offense. Balor plays the role of double teamed hero who makes the hot tag to Rollins who flattens Ziggler and then hits a suicide dive on McIntyre on the outside. When he gets back in, Ziggler tries for a Zig Zag but Rollins hangs onto the ropes and shakes him off. Ziggler attacks again but Rollins ducks a clothesline and comes back with a gut kick/DDT combo, before hitting the curbstomp for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
Rating: 7.9

After the match, Balor and Rollins only have a moment to rejoice before McIntyre pulls Balor out of the ring and throws him into the ring post. Rollins turns his attention to them and doesn’t see Dean Ambrose come from the crowd.

Ambrose brings a chair in with him and whacks Rollins across the back, dropping the WWE Intercontinental Champion to his knees. Another smack of the chair puts him face first on the mat. Ambrose continues to lay shot after shot on Rollins until officials swarm the ring.. We get a close shot of Rollins and it appears he’s got some blood coming from his mouth. Ambrose’s eyes are wild as he dumps to the outside and screams at Rollins that it’s never going to be over.

Rating: 8.9

Kurt Angle is in his office when Alexa Bliss enters, having been summoned by the RAW General Manager. Angle says he really liked the ‘Bliss Special’ tonight but he thinks next week the women’s division should kick it up a notch. Put on the spot Bliss hems and haws but then blurts out a suggestion for a Royal Rumble warmup. Angle is very pleased by the idea and agrees. Next week we’ll see a ten woman battle royal.

Rating: 7.0

A vignette for the Royal Rumble is shown, hyping the beginning of the Road to WrestleMania.

Rating: 8.9

Bobby Lashley and his hype man Lio Rush come down to the ring. Rush says that Kurt Angle called this the beginning of Braun Strowman’s revenge tour but all this is going to be is a replay of the beatdown the Almighty Bobby Lashley gave him the last time. Before he can go on he’s interrupted by Strowman’s music and the crowd erupts.

Rating: 6.8


Strowman wastes no time going straight for Lashley and the two collide in the middle of the ring. They go through some traditional big man routines like running shoulder blocks that don’t move the other guy before they settle down into a brawl that lasts several minutes, in and out of the ring. Lashley gains the upper hand when he ambushes Strowman getting back into the ring and as Lashley punishes the Monster, Lio Rush on the outside runs his mouth. But Rush is soon silent when Lashley shows intense strength by lifting up Strowman and delivering a Dominator, however when Lashley turns his back to flex for the crowd, an angry Strowman slowly gets to his feet. Lashley turns around and for a moment shows a mixture of surprise and disbelief. Strowman quickly scoops him up and delivers a massive standing powerslam for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman
Rating: 6.9

Strowman isn’t happy with his victory. He gets a mic and says he hopes Paul Heyman is back there watching because this is what’s going to happen to Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble! He plays to the crowd a little as the show goes off the air

Rating: 7.8

Overall: 8.2

Last edited by Pipers Pit : 12-19-2018 at 10:39 AM.
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