WWE Monday Night Raw Results – November 12, 2018

We’re back and we get a replay of the McIntyre Vs. Kurt Angle match. After the video, Angle’s music hits and Kansas gets to their feet. His music stops after a minute though and out comes Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Nice troll.

McIntyre and Ziggler make their way to the ring. They will be part of Raw’s Survivor Series team to face SmackDown Live. McIntyre says he told everyone that he would take over WWE. McIntyre broke The Shield and broke Kurt Angle. Angle gave him everything he had, but his will to win faded. Angle realized that he was in the ring with a superior man. Inevitably he was crawling on his hands and knees. Angle then started to cry. It was the most pathetic thing he’s ever seen. McIntyre had no choice but to put him out with his own Ankle Lock. McIntyre has sacrificed more than people realize. RAW is his show now. McIntyre will mold it in his image. He says there is no more room for weakness. There will be no more nostalgia acts.

Finn Balor’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring. McIntyre says Balor has a lot of guts to come out here after what he did to him last week. Balor says McIntyre crossed the line last week. McIntyre could have just beaten Angle. He didn’t have to humiliate him. McIntyre says he could have done worse. Balor is just upset that he kicked his head off. Balor is exactly what is wrong with this place. Balor is too concerned with his feelings. It makes him sick. Balor tells him to shut up. Balor has been dealing with bullies like McIntyre his entire life. Balor challenges him to a match right now. McIntyre agrees… just not with him. Balor will have a match with the man who is the best in the world, no matter what Shane McMahon thinks, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler looks surprised. If Balor can beat someone like Ziggler, maybe he’ll lower himself to Balor’s level. McIntyre then head-butts Balor, who drops like he was hit by Yair Rodriguez. Dolph laughs at the hit from McIntyre and they stand together. Ziggler takes-on Finn after the break!

*Commercial Break*

Finn Balor Vs. Dolph Ziggler W/Drew McIntyre

We come back to see Finn trying to drag himself to his feet via the ropes. The referee makes sure he’s fine before calling for the bell.

The bell rings, and Ziggler immediately leaps towards Finn and punches him down in the corner. Ziggler soon traps him in a chin lock. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count before going back to the chin lock. Balor grabs the bottom rope to get out. Ziggler then dropkicks him down. Ziggler punches him down before reapplying the chin lock. Balor fights out and boots him back. Finn punches him before rolling through a sunset flip to dropkick Dolph in the face. Balor jumps over the apron and takes him Dolph out with an enziguiri. Balor goes to the top rope, but Ziggler crotches him. Finn is in trouble as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Ziggler posing for the crowd. Ziggler connects with a neckbreaker on Balor. Finn boots him back, but Dolph quickly cuts him off. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Balor chops the chest. Balor blocks a superkick, but Dolph quickly elbows him. Balor then hits a desperation overhead kick. Finn starts to make a comeback and chops him. Balor takes him down and hits a double stomp to the midsection for a near fall.

McIntyre is looking worried at ringside. Balor waits for Ziggler to get up, and he connects with a Sling Blade. Balor sizes him up, but Ziggler kicks him before hitting a spike DDT for a near fall. Balor gets to his feet and blocks a superkick, but Dolph comes back with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Balor holds the ropes and shakes him off. Finn hits a dropkick to the corner and goes to the top rope. Ziggler gets up, so Balor jumps over him. Balor throws Ziggler out of the ring and dropkicks McIntyre at ringside. Balor then gives Dolph a back body drop out of the ring. Balor then wipes out McIntyre and Ziggler with a summersault senton. Finn gets Ziggler in the ring and goes for the Coup de Grace, but Ziggler moves. Dolph rolls him up, but Balor turns it around and picks up the win.

Winner: Finn Balor

McIntyre storms the ring as soon as the bell rings but Finn rolls out and lays on the ramp.

Still to come, Brock Lesnar, and Alexa Bliss announces the Raw Survivor Series team.

*Commercial Break*

Stephanie McMahon and Baron Corbin are walking backstage when they bump into Finn Balor. McMahon commends him for standing up for his convictions and puts him on the RAW Men’s Survivor Series team. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler run up, and McMahon tells them to stand down. She says McIntyre can’t attack his teammate. McMahon also said she heard what McIntyre said. Make no mistake, RAW is her show. McMahon wants McIntyre to do to Smackdown what he did to Kurt Angle. After Survivor Series, they can tear each other apart.

A replays is shown of Becky Lynch’s promo on Ronda Rousey from Smackdown. Charly Caruso interviews Ronda Rousey backstage. Rousey says Lynch can dish it out, but she wasn’t trying to offend her path to becoming champion. Rousey just wanted to let her know how ridiculous her threats are. Lynch can dish it out, but she can’t take it. Rousey says Lynch is not just “The Man”… she is a Millennial Man. She’s the avocado toast eating Millennial. Lynch is not Oliver Twist, and she’s not a trust fund baby. Every fan of hers has watched her sweat to change the meaning of “fight like a girl.” Nia Jax and Tamina walk up and wish her luck at Survivor Series.

Ruby Riott makes her way to the ring with The Riott Squad, but we make our way to a break!

*Commercial Break*

The Riott Squad is in the ring. Ruby Riott says she wants to address her actions from last week, but first she has to show what she did. A replay is shown of Riott breaking Jim Neidhart’s glasses in front of Natalya. Ruby says when she broke Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s glasses, she struck a nerve not only with Natalya, but the entire WWE Universe. She’s had a week to think about her actions and completely understands why she’s received the backlash she has. Jim was a future WWE Hall of Famer. He was a badass powerhouse with the most infectious laugh. In a moment, she took all those happy memories and turned them into nightmares. Not only that, she humiliated Natalya in front of a worldwide audience. Riott smiles and says she enjoyed every second of it. Ruby says she didn’t take it too far. She didn’t take it far enough. Ruby, along with Logan and Morgan, have had to scratch and claw for everything they’ve got. She wanted Natalya to feel real emotion and bawl like a baby. In that moment, it all made sense as to why Neidhart wore the glasses. Jim was ashamed to look at his own daughter.

Natalya’s music hits, and she comes through the crowd to attack Riott. The Riott Squad soon overtakes her. Logan holds Natalya up while Riott hits the ropes to hit The Hart Attack. The Riott Squad stands over Natalya. What a cheap segment, through no fault Ruby or the talent involved.

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable make their entrance. Apparently they’re going to do the tag team battle royal again, next.

*Commercial Break*

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