Published Nov 26 By Andre Corbeil.
WWE Raw took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, November 26 2018.
Opening segment: Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley Summary: Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley (w/Lio Rush) told the crowd what they were thankful for after Thanksgiving. Corbin replayed last week’s attack on Braun Strowman, who appeared in a video from his hospital bed from earlier in the day. He wished Corbin, McIntyre and Lashley a “happy couple of weeks” because when he’s back they’re going to “get these hands”. The lights went out and Elias appeared on the stage. He sang a song about how “Bobby Lashley sucks” and the crowd joined in.
Verdict: This was a decent segment to set up the first match. Everybody was solid on the mic, particularly Corbin, and Elias successfully had the fans singing along with him.
Match 1 & 2: Elias vs. Bobby Lashley Match 1: With Corbin, McIntyre and Rush at ringside, the odds were stacked against Elias. WWE’s resident guitar player looked set to win after landing an elbow on Lashley but Rush pulled the referee out of the ring, causing a disqualification. Corbin restarted the match with a No Disqualification stipulation.
Match 2: Lashley stomped on Elias’ guitar before Corbin hit him with a chair. McIntyre then slammed Elias face-first into the steel steps before Lashley speared him after a Strowman-esque run around the ring. “The All Mighty” then placed his knee over his opponent to get the win. Following the match, Corbin fired somebody backstage for no apparent reason before putting Alexa Bliss in charge of the women’s division for the night.
Verdict: This was surprisingly good. The crowd gave Elias the most positive reactions he has received since he turned babyface, frequently chanting “Woahh Walk With Elias”. The beatdown that Corbin, McIntyre and Lashley delivered was superb. It’s a little odd that nobody helped Elias, though. Where were you, Finn?!
Dean Ambrose appears in a doctor’s room Summary: Speaking from a doctor’s room, Dean Ambrose said he will not be on Raw because Milwaukee is full of vermin (and possibly even Ebola). He took a rabies jab as a precaution ahead of next week’s Raw in Houston before warning Seth Rollins that he will put his former friend “out of his misery” at TLC
Verdict: I couldn’t stand Ambrose’s babyface persona in 2016/2017 but his new heel character is very good. The only negative is when Michael Cole and Corey Graves hassle Renee Young after every questionable thing that Ambrose says or does. We get it, they’re married, she doesn’t have all the answers! This promo is worth a watch if you didn’t catch the show.
Match 3: Lucha House Party vs. The Revival Summary: Despite The Revival demanding that only two Lucha House Party members take part in the rematch from last week, JoJo announced that this week’s match would again be contested under ‘Lucha House Rules’, essentially making it a 3-on-2 handicap match. The high-flyers dominated the entire match before Lince Dorado pinned Scott Dawson after following up Kalisto’s Salida Del Sol and Gran Metalik’s senton with a shooting star press.
Verdict: I don’t mind the ‘Lucha House Rules’ story too much, but I still don’t understand why The Revival are being used in this position when there are so many lower-card tag teams that could be in this role instead. The match itself was a little all over the place at times but the finish was very well executed.
Nia Jax addresses Becky Lynch/Ronda Rousey Summary: Nia Jax said she is thankful for breaking Becky Lynch’s face two weeks ago. She then put on a deep voice and impersonated Ronda Rousey by mocking her rival’s recent promos. Rousey interrupted and said she will rip Jax’s arm off at TLC and hit Charlotte Flair with it. Natalya then tried to prevent a 2-on-1 assault from Jax and Tamina on Rousey, but she was taken out by The Riott Squad, who escaped up the ramp
Verdict: Jax’s promo was the worst I’ve seen from a top-level WWE Superstar in 2018. It was finger-over-eyes stuff that you’d expect to see on an episode of Breaking Ground from an NXT newbie. The spotlight is on Jax at the moment (for the wrong reasons) and she needs to show now more than ever that she is a good performer/character/Superstar. I’ve not joined in on the Jax/Lynch backlash bandwagon but I’ve got to admit that this was painful to watch.
Match 4: AOP vs. Chad Gable & Bobby Roode (Raw Tag Team titles) Summary: Drake Maverick paraded around in Bobby Roode’s robe at ringside before walking to the backstage area, where he was later revealed to be in a bathroom next to a toilet. He placed the robe over the toilet before peeing all over it (this really happened). AOP then double-teamed Roode and got the 1-2-3 to retain.
Verdict: Some people will like this, some people will hate it. I’m just in shock that WWE produced this match/segment in 2018! I found it weirdly entertaining but it’s difficult to grade a segment higher than C when it was essentially just a man peeing into a toilet.
Match 5: Ember Moon vs. Alicia Fox Summary: It was revealed that Curt Hawkins will replace Braun Strowman as Ember Moon’s Mixed Match Challenge partner. With Hawkins watching on, Moon defeated Alicia Fox (w/Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers) after hitting The Eclipse. Hawkins, on a 236-match losing streak, celebrated wildly after watching somebody he is affiliated with actually win. No Way Jose then danced his way to the ring with a Conga line.
Verdict: These Mixed Match Challenge warm-ups feel like much more than filler matches/segments — they’re filler within the filler! This was short and felt like it belonged on Main Event, not Raw.
Match 6: Jinder Mahal vs. No Way JoseSummary: Jinder Mahal threw No Way Jose against the top rope before hitting him with the Khallas for the win.
Verdict: There was no storyline behind this match and the commentators joked about Mahal’s “Shanti” gimmick throughout most of it. It’s good to see Mahal finally win again, but why did this match happen and where has No Way Jose been for the last five months?!
Match 7: Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Championship) Summary: Dolph Ziggler, the man who won the IC title from Seth Rollins in an Open Challenge earlier this year, answered Rollins’ latest challenge. Both guys had lots of near falls throughout the match. In the end, after Rollins kicked out of a Zig Zag, he landed a superplex from the top rope, followed by a Falcon Arrow, to retain his title.
Verdict: WWE should stop issuing Open Challenges. As good as Rollins vs. Ziggler matches are (this was another very good one), it was massively underwhelming that Ziggler answered the challenge after a day-and-a-half of speculation about who Rollins’ opponent could be… only for it to be someone he has faced several times over the last few months.
Alexa Bliss presents Open Forum (w/Sasha Banks & Bayley) Summary: In her first act in charge of the Raw women’s division for the night, Alexa Bliss mocked the fans and asked if anybody had a question for Sasha Banks and Bayley. One fan asked if they would change anything about the Raw women’s division. Banks said she would send Bliss back to SmackDown, while Bayley said she would send Bliss back to hell. Mickie James, Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke then attacked Banks and Bayley but the babyfaces were able to stand tall.
Verdict: Not good. Bliss played her heel authority role well but this segment felt so odd. The fans didn’t care when Bayley delivered the “hell” comment towards Bliss and the post-Forum beatdown made hardly any sense. Is Brooke suddenly a heel again? And if this is a new heel unit of Fox, James and Brooke, why did they lose their first brawl?!
Match 8: Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin Summary: Finn Balor gained the upper hand in the match, so Baron Corbin got on the mic and made it a 2-on-1 handicap match, with Drew McIntyre joining forces with the acting Raw GM. Balor briefly rallied but McIntyre hit the Claymore for the win. Bobby Lashley appeared post-match and the three heels continued to attack Balor.
Verdict: Balor and Corbin feuded for what felt like forever over the summer, so it was very underwhelming knowing throughout the night that they would be the main event. The Corbin, McIntyre and Lashley alliance isn’t bad but it feels like WWE is simply repeating the Braun Strowman & Dogs of War story all over again, with Corbin taking Strowman’s place. Overall, this was a very poor episode of Raw — and that’s being kind.
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