WWE RAW Results – November 26, 2018

Out comes The Kingslayer, Seth Rollins for an Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge!

Rollins welcomes the crowd to “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins says he was a lunatic last week and the crowd deserves better. It’s time for him to get back to being a fighting champion. Rollins says Dean Ambrose is a liar and is probably here tonight. It doesn’t matter because he’s Seth Freakin’ Rollins!

Well, it’s the Show-off, Dolph Ziggler, who answers the challenge. Ziggler says if Rollins wants to go back to being himself, he’ll lose. Ziggler is going back to being the best in the world and Intercontinental Champion. I guess this makes sense for the storyline but it’s disappointing – the reason this was a beloved thing with John Cena, is because people from NXT popped-up to challenge, as well as retired wrestlers, making it feel like anything could happen.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

(C) Seth Rollins Vs. Dolph Ziggler

They match begins and they lock up, and Rollins applies a waistlock. Ziggler quickly gets to the ropes, and Rollins backs up. Rollins catches him in a full nelson, but Ziggler fights out. Rollins wrenches the arm and applies a hammerlock. Ziggler elbows him in the face and applies a side headlock. Rollins whips him off, leapfrogs him, and hits a hip toss. Rollins clotheslines him out of the ring and poses on the ropes as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We return from the break to see Ziggler hitting Rollins before catching him with a neckbreaker for a two count. Dolph applies a chin lock with a body scissor and slows the momentum.

Rollins fights out of it, but Ziggler soon takes him down with a dropkick for a two count. Ziggler rolls him up again for a two count. Rollins continues to try to fight him off, but Ziggler takes him down and goes back to the chin lock. Rollins fights up again and looks for a back suplex, but Dolph lands on his feet. Ziggler then gives Seth a back body drop over the top rope and the Architect is out on the floor as we take another break.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see both men down. Rollins makes a comeback, culminating with a Sling Blade. Rollins kicks him back and gets fired up. Ziggler drops him on the apron, but Rollins punches him back. Rollins hits a springboard diving clothesline for a two count. Seth goes to the top rope, but Dolph cuts him off. Ziggler goes for a superplex, but Rollins fights him off. Ziggler runs up again, but Rollins knocks him down to the mat. Rollins goes for a frog splash, but Ziggler moves and hits a famouser for a near fall.

Both men get to their feet slowly, Seth looks for a suplex but Dolph counters into a roll-up for a two count. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold, but Rollins falls back to break the hold. Rollins superkicks Ziggler for a near fall. Rollins gets the crowd fired up and kicks Ziggler. Seth looks for the Stomp, but Ziggler moves. Ziggler follows up with a Zig-Zag for a near fall.

Rollins struggles to his feet as Ziggler talks trash. Rollins may have been playing possum though, as he catches him with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ziggler quickly cuts him off with a big DDT. Ziggler goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off with a superplex/falcon arrow combo for the win.

Winner: Seth Rollins

A decent match – I really like that the finish wasn’t a finisher so-to-speak, it’s good when that happens every now and again. That said, we’ve seen this pairing so many times in 2018 it’s lost all meaning… kinda like the main event.

Finn Balor will take on Baron Corbin later tonight. Alexa Bliss is seen talking to a stagehand backstage. She’ll host an open forum with the WWE Universe for Sasha Banks and Bayley, next.

*Commercial Break*

Alexa Bliss makes her entrance – I feel like the Milwaukee crowd is completely dead following 2+ hours of trash. Bliss mentions she’s been put in charge of the women’s division. She’s going to have an open forum with the WWE Universe. They can ask whatever they want, with Charly Caruso at ringside to take the questions. Sasha Banks and Bayley make their way out, accompanied by the wacky waving inflatable arm men!

Bliss makes fun of some fans before calling on one. A fan asks, if they could, what they would change about the women’s division. Bayley says she loves the women’s division and wouldn’t change anything. Banks says she would change one thing: she’d send Alexa Bliss back to SmackDown, which garners a small cheer. Bayley says she’d send Bliss back to hell where she came from. Mickie James, Alicia Fox, and Dana Brooke attack them from behind, but Banks and Bayley soon clear the ring. Another woeful segment on one of the worst Raw’s of the year.

After the break, Finn Balor will take-on Baron Corbin in our main event.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back to see some entrances.

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

The bell rings, and Balor quickly opens up with some punches. Corbin immediately takes him down with a clothesline and punches away at him. Corbin applies a chin lock to ground Finn.

Balor fights up, but Corbin kicks him in the gut to drop him. Corbin hits the ropes, but Balor dropkicks him. Balor chops the chest and takes him down. Balor stomps away at him before Corbin rolls out of the ring. Balor gets on the apron, runs, and kicks Corbin in the face. The GM is in trouble!

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Corbin knock Balor out of the ring. Corbin slams him into the barricade a few times before getting in the ring to look for a count-out. Balor gets in the ring with no drama. Corbin stomps away at Balor and throws him to the apron. Balor shoulders him in the midsection and goes for a slingshot, but Corbin forearms him in the face. Corbin pulls him into the ring and picks up a two count. Balor tries to fight him off, but Corbin comes back with a misdirection clothesline for a near fall. Corbin stomps away at Balor before applying a chin lock. Balor fights out and boots him, but Corbin quickly kicks him. Corbin tries for a powerbomb, but Balor gets out, sweeps the legs, and hits a double stomp to the midsection.

Balor fights back at him and takes him down. Balor hits a chop and a Sling Blade. Balor charges, but Corbin catches him with a Deep Six for a near fall. Balor gets out of the End of Days and hits a DDT. Balor dropkicks him into the corner before going to the top rope. Corbin avoids the Coup de Grace and rolls out of the ring. Corbin grabs a microphone and says this match is now a 2-on-1 Handicap Match with Drew McIntyre teaming with him.

No Contest

McIntyre’s music hits and he makes his way down the ramp as Corbin readies himself to jump back in.

2-on-1 Handicap Match
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre

As soon as the bell rings Balor doesn’t waste any time; he knocks Corbin off the apron and leaps over the top rope to hit McIntyre running down the ramp with a somersault senton! Balor dropkicks Corbin into the timekeeper’s area. McIntyre quickly attacks him from behind and drops him on the barricade. McIntyre puts him in the ring and waits for him to get up. McIntyre hits a Claymore Kick for the win.

Winners: Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre

Bobby Lashley’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring with Lio Rush. Lashley gets in the ring, grabs Balor, and hits an over-the-shoulder slam. Corbin follows up with the End of Days on Balor. McIntyre shouts that Balor is a boy in a man’s world. McIntyre has them pick Balor up for another Claymore Kick. Corbin, McIntyre, and Lashley pose over Finn to end the show.

That’s it for this week’s Raw! Let us know what you thought and be sure to come back tomorrow for all your wrasslin’ news!

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