WWE RAW Results – December 10, 2018

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Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of Monday Night Raw!

Tonight’s show is set to kick-off with Seth Rollins giving a state of the union address in regards to Raw and Dean Ambrose. Last week Ambrose emerged with a new Bane-esque look, albeit it far less cool, and he went on to talk about how dirty the WWE Universe is. It’s a shame they didn’t just make him more like Tom Hardy’s Bane; a genius who can manipulate everyone around him. Ambrose with the jacket and a better mask, as well as a group of faceless goons could have been awesome.

It’s unclear if Finn Balor will be able to compete against Drew McIntyre at TLC, considering he was forced to leave the latest WWE Tour on the first night. This would explain why McIntyre beat down Balor last week, and why WWE.com is asking if Balor will be able to compete. If he is unfit, who will replace him to face Strowman? We’ll find out soon!

Speaking of finding out, tonight we will learn if Heath Slater has what it takes to be a referee! That’s right, last week Baron Corbin handed Slater a referee’s shirt and told him that was his new career. This could be a real fun new gimmick for Slater, who tends to make everything work, so I’m curious to see it play out tonight.

That’s the preview for tonight’s Raw. Let us know in the comments what you’re excited to see, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and download the Ringside News app! Enjoy the show!

Monday Night Raw

The show opens with the WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins, already in the ring. Rollins says he has some things to get off his chest, and he asks Acting General Manager Baron Corbin to come out.

Corbin makes his way to the ring. Rollins says he has been so wrapped up with everything going on with Dean Ambrose recently, he hasn’t had a chance to tell Baron Corbin how he feels. He goes on to say that since Corbin has taken over Raw, the show has absolutely sucked. He says we’ve been made to endure urine jokes and Corbin has one of th best tag teams on the planet, The Revival, in Lucha House Rules matches. Rollins, mirroring us all, rhetorically asks Corbin, “What the hell is that?”

Corbin tells Rollins that he is allowing him to vent, but he should remember that he is still the Acting General Manager, so why don’t they go back to his office and talk about this privately. Rollins says he wants to do it here. He says Corbin doesn’t care about the roster, one of the most talented ever. He reminds everyone that Corbin handed the Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar, a man who hasn’t had a match on Raw since 2002! He points out how everything is at an all-time low, including TV ratings, and it’s all because of Corbin.

Corbin says he appreciates the feedback but next time Rollins should save him some time, write it on a piece of paper and leave it on his desk so he can file it under the “I don’t give a damn” category. Corbin says he does not care what Rollins, the roster, or the fans think. He says RAW is his show and he will be in charge for a long time. Corbin says if Rollins thinks it’s bad now, it’s going to get a lot worse for a guy like Rollins. Corbin says Ambrose will beat Rollins on Sunday at TLC, then he will defeat Braun Strowman by forfeit. Corbin says he will then make Rollins’ life a living hell, starting the next night on RAW. Rollins asks why wait, why don’t they have a one-on-one match tonight? The fans cheer but Corbin just says he will be permanent General Manager as of Sunday… Rollins interrupts and points out how there are tables, ladders and chairs all over… and Corbin just said he always wanted to have a TLC match, so why not have one tonight? Fans are keen on that idea. Corbin, of course, says no. He keeps talking but Rollins calls him a coward every time he tries to speak, even poking him. Corbin gets mad and agrees to the TLC match for tonight, but then stops and says the Intercontinental Title will be on the line! Corbin leaves as his music hits.

Well if this is WWE’s idea of bouncing back from some bad Raw’s and lowest-ever ratings, I’m on board. Later tonight Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax will be in a press conference, hosted by Alexa Bliss, and AOP will defend the Tag Team Titles against Bobby Roode and Chad Gable in a 3-on-2 handicap match!

*Commercial Break*

We catch-up with Seth Rollins backstage and Dasha Fuentes stops him to ask if he regrets calling out Corbin for such a dangerous match. Rollins says it may not have been his smartest choice but he can’t sit by anymore and watch this happen. He says if he wants to be a leader to the people in the locker room, and if he wants to call himself a Champion, he has to do it.

We return to the ring, where AOP are in the ring. Out come Roode and Gable, both wearing blue robes! Looking much more like a team now!

3-On-2 Handicap

Raw Tag Team Championships Match

(C) Author’s of Pain & Drake Maverick Vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable

The match kicks-off with Akam and Chad Gable. Immediately one half of the Champions takes control of the smaller man and tags his partner. Akam and Rezar use double team tactics to maintain control of Gable. Maverick asks for the tag and he gets it, much to the chagrin of the fans.

He gets in one shot before tagging back out. Why he is allowed to be in this match is a mystery because it’s for the titles. Roode finally gets the tag and helps drive AOP out of the ring. Roode and Gable grab Maverick by the arms and launch him over the top rope onto them as we head to a break.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see Akam still firmly in charge of Gable. Maverick tags in and takes a few shots at Gable while he’s down. Gable gets back up and looks to turn the tables but Maverick runs to his corner to make the tag. Rezar and Akam double team Gable to keep him grounded.

Roode tags in and AOP continue to control the pace. Gable breaks up a pin and gets driven into the turnbuckle. AOP hit the supercollider, but Gable counters the powerbomb with a hurricanrana. AOP overpower him and hit a neckbreaker powerbomb.

Maverick begs to be tagged in, so that he can make the pin. He comes in and does Roode’s “glorious” taunt before pinning him. Only Roode reverses into a crucifix roll-up and scores the win!

New WWE Tag Team Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

Gable and Roode quickly evacuate the ring and celebrate with their belts, as AOP are livid in the ring!

Still to come, Drew McIntyre Vs. Dolph Ziggler, Rollins Vs. Corbin in a TLC match, and Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax’s press conference. Natalya makes her way to the ring, she’ll be facing Ruby Riott in a tables match on Sunday.

*Commercial Break*

*Commercial Break*

We return from the break and Gable and Roode are celebrating backstage. Charly Caruso comes up and congratulates them. She asks how they feel. Roode says he and Gable always knew that if they put in the work, they would be standing here as Champions. However they never thought it would happen under such circumstances. Gable and Roode yell “GLORIOUS”!

Natalya is in the ring and she thanks the fans for the warm reception. Natalya says Ruby doesn’t respect the wrestling business and talks about everything it took for her to get to where she is today. She says it hurt when Ruby broke her father’s glasses but she wants to channel it. She dedicates her match on Sunday to Jim Neidhart and says she will use all her anger to put Ruby’s ass through a table.

Riott and her Squad come out with something draped in cloth. Ruby says she knows she won’t be invited to any Hart family Christmas dinners this year, but she does have a present for Nattie. She pulls the tarp off of a table… a table with Jim Neidhart’s picture on it. Nattie looks distressed. Ruby says at TLC, she will make Natalya and her daddy a lot closer.

We get a handheld promo from Dolph Ziggler, in which he says he proved last week that he could beat Drew McIntyre, but a lot of people thought it was a fluke. He says he will prove tonight once again that it was no fluke, and he will send Drew back into obscurity.

*Commercial Break*

McIntyre makes his way to the ring, and on the way the announcers say he will face Balor at TLC – so clearly Finn is fit enough. Caruso stops Drew in the ring and asks him why he challenged Ziggler to a match tonight, when he has a match with Balor coming up. McIntyre says he is more dangerous than anyone in WWE’s history and he wants to prove it. Sometimes I wonder why we’re supposed to dislike McIntyre. Ziggler interrupts Drew and storms to the ring. He sheds his jacket before sliding into the ring.

Drew McIntyre Vs. Dolph Ziggler

The bell rings and Dolph hits Drew hard. Dolph beats McIntyre to the corner but then the big man clocks him and Ziggler drops. McIntyre chops Ziggler a few times and Dolph yells in pain. McIntyre lifts Ziggler and talks some trash before hitting a huge belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. McIntyre is in control as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

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