WWE Raw results, Nov. 26, 2018: Baron Corbin sets himself up for permanent position of power
Baron Corbin took his jurisdiction over Monday Night Raw to new levels, naming himself”General Manager-Elect,” placing his adversaries in unfair Handicap Matches and ensuring himself a forfeit victory over an injured Braun Strowman in WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Who can stop the power-hungry Lone Wolf?
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Raw Results : Quick Hits
- “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin announced the fate of his TLC Match with Braun Strowman
- Bobby Lashley def. Elias
- The Lucha House Party def. The Revival (Lucha House Rules Match)
- Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey confronted Nia Jax
- Raw Tag Team Champions AOP def. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
- Ember Moon def. Alicia Fox
- Under Mahal def. No Way Jose
- Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler
- Alexa Bliss hosted an “Open Forum” with Sasha Banks and Bayley
- “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre def. Finn Bálor
“General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin announced the destiny of his TLC Match with Braun Strowman
MILWAUKEE — Baron Corbin is the General Manager of Raw, but he’s feeling pretty good about his chances. With Braun Strowman laid up in the hospital and facing knee operation, The Lone Wolf dubbed himself the”General Manager-Elect,” all but declaring himself the pre-emptive winner of the high-stakes TLC Match that wages Strowman’s Universal Title chance against Corbin’s job status — he gets the permanent job if he wins, and loses all authority if he loses.
The reason the match is still scheduled is because Corbin refused to cancel it angling for a win over The Monster Among Men. (Strowman appeared on the TitanTron from his hospital bed and pledged that Corbin, Drew McIntyre and”The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley could Get These Hands, but Corbin scoffed at Strowman’s chances.) Corbin appears to have muscle to flex, barring a miracle recurrence by Destruction’s Gift with Lashley and McIntyre pegged as his prospective lieutenants. Corbin made a point of highlighting that he would remember which Superstars stood by his side after he gets the permanent gig, but given that Elias rained on his parade with a call-and-response of”Bobby Lashley Sucks” before a match with The All Mighty, it is safe to say The Lone Wolf can count at least one Superstar one of his enemies, no.
Bobby Lashley def. Elias
“All Mighty” or not, even Bobby Lashley needs a hand sometimes. Confronted with a gritty struggle from Elias, Lashley found himself bailed out by”General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin when The Lone Wolf turned the game into a No Disqualification bout after Elias connected using a top-rope elbow drop and Lio Rush broke up a surefire three-count by yanking the ref from the ring. That opened the door for Corbin and Drew McIntyre to join in on a beatdown too barbarous for The Truth to conquer. Off the strength of a little help from his friends, Lashley sealed the night with a parade of presents, culminating with a knee on Elias’ chest that — even though a last-gasp effort to break the count — was enough to put the guitarist down for three.
The Lucha House Party def. The Revival (Lucha House Rules Match)
The Revival’s endless Lucha House nightmare continues, as Dash & Dawson’s rematch with The Lucha House Party was once again contested under the”Lucha House Rules” that allow Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado to all compete legally in the contest. Who exactly authorized the stipulation was marginally up for discussion, as Corey Graves screamed that”General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin hadn’t signed off on the change.
Whatever the case, whatever game plan the”Top Men” had was quickly overwhelmed by rapid-fire tags that the stipulation given their opponents. Despite some mid-match adjustments — including a cheeky Gory Special from Dash Wilder — the speed was too much for the two-time NXT Tag Team Champions, who made a pre-match series of painting Lucha House Rules as disrespectful to the tag group traditions they claim to embody. As such, the last trifecta of Kalisto’s Salida del Sol, Metalik’s sent off the ropes and a Shooting Star Press from Lince Dorado didn’t so much end the game as put Dash & Dawson from their misery.
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey confronted Nia Jax
Here is a popular take from Nia Jax: Ronda Rousey has never been the same since facing her. It’s a bold statement, but despite Rousey’s Raw Women’s Title victory, the two Superstars have experienced various reversals of fortune. Though still undefeated, Rose was mauled by Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, and Jax is a resurgent Superstar using a title match at WWE TLC in her future and a face-breaking fist in her arsenal. As far as Nia’s concerned, she’s the one sitting at the top of the mountain.
Rousey, of course, wasn’t going to stand for such trash-talk, and she tried to goad Nia. The Irresistible Force, however, has clearly learned from her hasty challenge of House this past spring: The challenger kept Rousey’s attention long enough for Tamina to flank her, even though Nia’s attempt at an ambush quickly turned chaotic when Natalya attempted to make the save… only to be thwarted by The Riott Squad, who was lying in wait for The Queen of Harts. RoHousend Natalya fought Ruby Riott and company, but they reasoned their night surrounded enemies: The Riott Squad atop the ramp and Nia and Tamina in the ring — maybe not beneath the mountain, but looking down Ronda all the same.
Raw Tag Team Champions AOP def. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable relentlessly made fun of Drake Maverick because of his bladder accident last week, but they probably wish they hadn’t right about now. Although the fresh-faced tandem earned a championship match with Maverick’s AOP as a consequence of their non-title success last week, they found themselves unmanned with a dastardly diversion from the 205 Live General Manager-turned-tag-team impresario.
During the title game, Maverick slyly stole Roode’s robe and waltzed to a backstage bathroom, where he draped the garment over a toilet and loudly relieved himself all over $10,000-plus threads. He whistled the theme song of Roode while doing the deed. This inglorious diversion was more than enough to throw off Roode & Gable, allowing AOP to bulldoze Roode into Gable at ringside and administer the powerbomb-neckbreaker combo into The Glorious One to keep their names.
Ember Moon def. Alicia Fox
Among the ripples of Braun Strowman’s injury continues to be its unexpected effect on the Mixed Match Challenge: With the Raw playoffs set to start tomorrow night, Ember Moon now has to begin fresh with a new partner in Curt Hawkins. Teaming up with a Superstar that boasts a streak is tomorrow’s problemand Moon seems poised to shoulder her share of the load.
The NXT Women’s Champion defeated Alicia Fox with a breathtaking Eclipse in a preview of tomorrow’s match, much to the delight of Hawkins, who has some hope. Hawkins and Ember even joined in on No Way Jose’s conga line before Jose’s match against Jinder Mahal — a pre-emptive party, to be sure, but it has been a long, hard road for The Prince of Queens, and the light at the end of the tunnel may finally be within sight.
Jinder Mahal def. No Way Jose
JiUnderahal has had a rough go of it but the WWE Universe got their first glimpse in a long time. Mahal was as dominant as could be against No Way Jose securing the KhDallasithout the aid of The Singh Brothers. It’s a step back to form and a way back to the top, but when this attitude is what that inner peace has brought Mahal, then things are certain to follow.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler
The Kingslayer isn’t about to allow The Lunatic Fringe pig into his mind — he has vaccinated this week — although dean Ambrose has gotten creative with Seth Rollins in his mind games. Or so he says. Rollins was a step slower than usual despite reinstating his Open Challenge to prove he was above Ambrose’s tricks, and his challenger, Dolph Ziggler, was quick to capitalize.
The Showoff clearly looked to make the most of Rollins’ struggles this season by catching him off-guard in an Open Challenge, and it didn’t hurt that Ziggler is really coming off a win against Rollins in their series. As the game was all Dolph until Rollins started to slowly claw his way back. By the time The Architect had built up a full head of steam, Dolph was scrambling to maintain — Drew McIntyre was conspicuous by his absence here — but when he finally had Rollins where he wanted him, Ziggler went into the top turnbuckle to make a statement instead of putting the match away quickly. The big gesture gave Rollins time to recuperate, scale the ropes and implement the Arrow twofer for the win. So Rollins retains his championship and reclaims a little pride, but make no mistake.
Alexa Bliss hosted an “Open Forum” with Sasha Banks and Bayley
When he is not changing the rules in the middle of matches,”General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin is busy making some personnel moves with long-term consequences. Especially, he made Alexa Bliss to oversee the Raw Women’s division, and The Goddess began her tenure with an”Open Forum” with Sasha Banks & Bayley as her first act of business. Ostensibly, the sit-down was an chance for The Boss’N’ Hug Link to answer fan questions (for the record, Bayley wants the Women’s division to continue to grow, and the two Superstars want to send Alexa back to SmackDown LIVE and/or”hell”) but Alexa used the opportunity to attempt to stir the pot between the two friends.
She wasn’t the only one looking to advance her agenda: Throughout the confab, Mickie James, Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke bum-rushed The Boss’N’ Hug Connection from behind, though Sasha & Bayley fought their way out of the ambush and hurled their attackers from the ring, finishing Alexa’s first night as steward on a down note.
“General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre def. Finn Bálor
In retrospect, Finn Bálor probably should have seen this coming. Following The Extraordinary Man Who Would Extraordinary Matters overwhelmed Baron Corbin at The Lone Wolf’s first game as”General Manager-Elect,” Corbin grabbed the microphone to announce that this was now a Handicap Match, and Drew McIntyre was his partner.
Given that Bálor was worn down from a complete match before Corbin pulled the rug out from underneath him, it was clearly going to be a task for the first-ever Universal Champion for the win. He fought as Finn Bálor always does, but a McIntyre and the amounts advantage proved too much to overcome, so The Scottish Psychopath’s match-ending Claymore was all but elementary. When Bobby Lashley got in subjecting from his enforcers and the GM-Elect the bell had barely rang. McIntyre provided the coup de grâce to speak, with another Claymore, before which he, Corbin and Lashley shared a successful pose — not for the first time and, if Corbin gets his way, certainly not the last.