WWE Raw Results For 12/11: Roman Reigns Defends The IC Title, Strowman vs. Kane & Absolution Has A Problem

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- Samoa Joe is in the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Jose says he knows that everybody has heard of The Shield. Joe talks about how The Shield has laid waste to everyone who was in front of them, but Joe isn’t too impressed by The Shield. Joe calls out Roman Reigns so he can finish what he started last week, Joe also talks about how he cost The Shield the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles last week.

Reigns eventually makes his way to the ring while the rest of The Shield watches from backstage, Reigns hits the ring and he brawls with Joe. The Bar come out and the distraction allows Joe to take control, the rest of The Shield come out and a huge brawl erupts. Joe holds Reigns in the rear naked choke for a long time, The Bar then connects with their finisher on Rollins. Ambrose tries helping his pals out and Joe levels him with a uranage.

- Before the match, Paige gets a microphone and she talks about defeating Sasha Banks last week on WWE Raw. Mandy Rose then says that Absolution deserves the spotlight while burning the division away, Deville then says says the ladies should put their hair up and square up.

Bayley & Mickie James w/Sasha Banks vs. Absolution (Paige & Mandy Rose) w/Sonya Deville

The match begins with Bayley taking Rose down with a Thesz Press, Paige tags in and she attacks Bayley with a few strikes. James tags in and she works with Bayley to attempt a double suplex on Paige, but then Rose breaks it up and Absolution rolls out of the ring. Bayley and James take on Absolution with dives as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Rose holding Bayley in a chin lock. Bayley breaks free to hit Rose with a series of elbow drops, Rose recovers and she drops Bayley with a knee strike.

Rose traps Bayley in the corner and she mauls her with kicks, Paige tags in and she traps Bayley in the ropes while landing knee strikes. Paige then hits Bayley with a running knee strike for a near fall, Paige hits Bayley with a headbutt before attacking James. Paige traps Bayley in the corner before landing a knee strike for a near fall, Paige goes to the ring apron to land more knee strikes and Bayley counters by dropping her on the ring apron. James and Rose get the tags from their respective partners, James quickly cleans house on the opposing team. James then hits Rose with a flying forearm strike, Rose tries fighting back and James drops her with a flapjack.

James goes to the top rope before connecting with a Thesz Press on Rose, James goes for the DDT and Paige kicks her in the face. Rose then gets the three count on a downed James.

Winners: Absolution (Paige & Mandy Rose) w/Sonya Deville

- Bray Wyatt appears to tell everybody that he is here, but then Matt Hardy interrupts to say that he is woken.

- Bray Wyatt appears again and he says this battle with Matt Hardy is nothing new, Matt Hardy interrupts and says the great war is continuing in the WWE. Wyatt talks about Hardy now being woken, Hardy says that darkness has taken over and his woken brilliance will illuminate the mass. Wyatt then calls Hardy a liar and that his words mean nothing, Hardy says he has crossed path with Sister Abigail before. Wyatt wonders why people would follow Hardy over himself, Hardy says the Woken Warriors are preparing for battle.

- Highlights are shown from last week’s Raw when Nia Jax came face to face with Enzo Amore. Enzo is then shown talking to the WWE Cruiserweight Title backstage, Drew Gulak appears to announce that Rich Swann is no longer eligible to compete in the cruiserweight title tournament anymore.

- Before the match begins, The Miztourage attacks Finn Balor until the referee breaks things up.

Finn Balor vs. Curtis Axel w/Bo Dallas

The match begins with Axel jumping Balor again as the bell rings, Axel drops Balor before landing a rolling neck breaker for a near fall. Axel holds Balor down by applying the chin lock, Axel then decides to just wrench away on the arm of Balor. Axel catches Balor with a knee strike before applying a second chin lock, Balor breaks free by nailing Axel with a jaw breaker. Balor follows that up by nailing Axel with a sling blade and shotgun drop kick, Balor then hits Axel with a Cupe De Grace for the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

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