WWE Monday Night Raw Results – October 15, 2018

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We get a TMZ video recap of Nikki Bella insulting Ronda Rousey on Instagram earlier today.

Ronda Rousey comes out to a raucous reception from Philly. She comes to the ring and says that we’ve all seen the news, we know what happened. So she asks Nikki and Brie to come out and give her an explanation as to why they attacked her.

Nikki and Brie come out, and the former says they do not owe her an apology.

Brie Bella says this is show business, not show friends. Rousey was the one to disrespect them. Rousey disregarded everything they did for this business. Did Rousey expect them to sit on the sidelines and watch her? Nikki says Rousey is the reason they’re back. Rousey is a loser that doesn’t deserve a championship. Nikki says she deserves to be champion. Nikki says she’ll give her a little history lesson. They made “diva” mean something. They made it a strong and powerful word. Their reality show put more women and little girls in the crowd. The Bella Twins made the world want to see women’s wrestling even more. Nikki says Rousey walked into a revolution that she and her sister started. She’s the longest reigning Divas Champion. The championship Rousey carries around wouldn’t exist without them. Rousey starts to talk over them but stops to let Nikki finish. Nikki says it’s all about Rousey. What’s she going to do? Come up the stage and break their arms? The crowd cheers.

Rousey says she’s tried her best to be respectful. She knew the WWE was their territory first. Rousey tried not to be judgmental even though the Divas era made her sick to her stomach. She gave them the benefit of the doubt figuring they just did the best they could with what they had. After The Bellas ran up to her after never really talking to her before after WrestleMania, she figured they could be strong forces together. Rousey says she didn’t realize they were living stereotypes. They’re the Do Nothing Bellas. Rousey was impressed they went so far with the minimum amount of talent. They leached off the names of their men. A loud “YES” chant fires up. Rousey says they plagiarize and dilute their move-sets. They’re relics of the past that need to be eviscerated like small pox. The wait is over because they both know she can rip their arms off and beat them with the limbs. The only thing stopping her at Evolution will be the referee, but they’re not good at holding them back. Rousey says she’s more than just a pretty face with a deadly body. She doesn’t care how much promotion is behind them. Their name will become like the societal sore they are.

Brie says they gave her more promotion last week than she’s had in her entire career in WWE. Nikki says they’ve knocked down doors. Rousey says she knocked down doors in judo and the UFC. Now she’s knocking down doors here in WWE. The only door Nikki knocked down was the door to John Cena’s bedroom… and he eventually threw her out of the exact same door. The crowd is going crazy. Are they going to come down and get the ass whipping they deserve, or does she have to come and hand it to them.

Nikki rips off her shirt and The Bellas start down the ramp a bit before stopping and doing a dance. A security team comes out and forms a line at the foot of the ramp. Rousey clears two of them out with judo throws before grabbing a third and giving him a snap Angle Slam! Rousey looks up the ramp, but The Bellas are gone. She gets back in the ring and stomps around, looking furious.

We see a replay of last week’s battle royale, in which General Manager Baron Corbin faced off against a few random jobbers. Corbin was beaten in the end by some nobody called Kurt Angle, who joined John Cena and co. in the WWE World Cup! Kurt Angle is backstage with Bobby Roode and Chad Gable, and he’s dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and straw hat. Roode says he looks super relaxed from his vacation. No Way Jose comes up, and Angle shows off his dance moves. Baron Corbin then walks up and says Angle must think he’s pretty smart. Angle says he has enjoyed his time off. Corbin tells him the field for WWE World Cup is stacked. It’s been twelve years since he’s had a singles match (in WWE). Corbin books him in a handicap match against AOP to warm up. That match is tonight. Angle says he doesn’t have his gear, but Corbin says he’ll figure something out.

Dean Ambrose makes his entrance. He’ll face Dolph Ziggler in a World Cup Qualifying Match, next!

*Commercial Break*

World Cup Qualifying Match
Dean Ambrose Vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match begins with a lock-up and Ambrose takes Dolph down with a headlock. Ambrose hits a shoulder tackle for a one-count, then lands some forearms to the face for another one count.

Dolph regains some control and applies a rear chinlock. Meanwhile the announcers argue about whether Dean Ambrose is being a selfish fool, or Seth and Roman are truly taking him for granted. Ambrose fights out of the chinlock. Dolph looks for a crossbody but Ambrose catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Ziggler rolls from the ring and Ambrose follows him, tossing him into the barricade.

Back inside the ring. Ambrose grabs Dolph’s feet as he looks for a dropkick, and tries to apply a cloverleaf but Dolph kicks him away. Ambrose climbs the ropes but Dolph leaps up top and hits him with a huge leaping facebuster! Both men are down on the mat as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Ambrose catapult Ziggler into the corner. Ziggler’s head hits the ring post. Ambrose hits a pair of clotheslines and a back elbow. Ambrose then hits a front suplex on the top rope. Ambrose hooks the arm, but Ziggler elbows him in the face. Ziggler goes for a snap DDT, but Ambrose gets out and applies a cloverleaf submission. Ziggler gets out, but Ambrose comes back with a double chicken-wing facebuster for a near fall. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Ziggler crotches him up there. Ziggler tries for a superplex, but Ambrose counters with a front superplex.

Ziggler may have hurt his knee, could just be selling obviously. Drew McIntyre runs down, but Seth Rollins cuts him off. They brawl at ringside until Ambrose hits a flying elbow off the top rope onto McIntyre. Rollins starts to life Ambrose and get him back in the ring, but Ambrose shoves him to the floor. Ambrose gets in the ring and Ziggler superkicks him straight-away for the win!

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler has now qualified for the WWE World Cup a Crown Jewel, for which there are only two spots left! After the match, Seth gets into the ring and watches Ambrose get to his feet. The commentators try to decipher if Ambrose knew it was Rollins lifting him, or is he maybe thought it was McIntyre. Rollins tries talking to him but Ambrose shrugs him off and barges into him as he leaves the ring. Ambrose is walking up the ramp but Rollins follows him. He turns Dean around and they get into each other’s faces yelling, until Roman Reigns comes out and gets between them. General Manager Baron Corbin comes out and says he doesn’t want to see The Shield implode on his watch, so he’ll give them a chance to get back on the same page. He announces that The Shield will face Strowman, Ziggler, and McIntyre in tonight’s main event.

Still to come, Kurt Angle Vs. The Author’s of Pain, Trish Stratus and Lita will be here, and, up next, Finn Balor and Bayley!

*Commercial Break*

We’re back from the break and Ziggler is ranting in the dressing room about having broken The Shield. McIntyre says to Strowman that he knows he wants Reigns, but he should atack Seth tonight and finish The Shield off. Strowman doesn’t take kindly to the suggestion and tells them that if either of them screw-up tonight, they will get his hands!

Finn Balor W/Bayley Vs. Jinder Mahal W/Alicia Fox, Sunil & Samir Singh

The bell rings, and Mahal quickly hits a nice scoop slam for a two count. Mahal applies a chin lock and holds it on for a while as Bayley rallies the crowd.

Balor gets out and dropkicks the former WWE Champion. Mahal powers him to the corner, but Balor boots him back. Balor hits a Sling Blade, followed by a dropkick to the corner. Balor hits the Coup de Grace for the quick win.

Winner: Finn Balor

Balor doesn’t get much time to celebrate though, because out comes Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush.

Lashley gets into Finn’s face and poses with his biceps. Lio Rush says Finn wishes he could look like Lashley. The big man walks past Finn and climbs the top rope and poses. Meanwhile Finn and Bayley leave as Lashley’s music hits again. What a weird segment – could WWE do anything more to make Balor look like a wuss? Lashley will be in action, next!

*Commercial Break*

Bobby Lashley Vs. Tyler Breeze

We’re back and the match is about to get underway but Rush tries to get the crowd to chant for Lashley, in the annoying way that only he can. The bell rings and Rush says Lashley isn’t ready yet, then instructs him to pose for the fans. He gets down and poses again as Rush compliments his physique.

Finally, Lashley starts the match – it was nice of Breeze to wait. Lashley forces Breeze to the corner, then poses in front of him. Breeze tries to punch Bobby but gets shoved away. Breeze hits a step-up enziguiri, then takes to the middle rope. He leaps but Bobby catches him and transitions into the stalling suplex. Lashley poses again before applying a full nelson to Tyler Breeze and tossing him aside. Lashley follows-up with a shoulder tackle in the corner. Breeze tries to fire back and hits a dropkick but then gets caught with a powerslam. The fans just do not care about this at all. Lashley then lifts Breeze up and hits a Dominator for the win!

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Lashley and Rush celebrate after the win. Rush talks some more but gets neither cheers nor boos, he gets indifference.

Trish Stratus and Lita will be live, next!

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