WWE Raw Results For 12/3/2018: Somebody Loses Their Job, The Open Forum II & Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night

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- The show starts with a 10 bell salute for the late George Bush.

- The match between Ronda Rousey/Natalya and Tamina/Nia Jax never starts because the Riott Squad come to the ring with a table, the distraction allows Jax and Tamina to attack Natalya and Rousey. Tamina and Jax knock Rousey out of the ring before throwing her into the ring steps, the Riott Squad goes after Natalya. Jax gets Rousey in the ring and she hits her with a leg drop, the Riott Squad then triple power bomb Natalya through the table on the arena floor.

- Ronda Rousey is walking with an injured Natalya backstage when the trainers arrive.

- Head Of The Raw Women’s Division Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring, Bliss talks about being appointed to her new position by Acting Raw GM Baron Corbin. Bliss talks about how bad last weeks open forum went and they’ll have another right right now, Sasha Banks and Bayley are brought out for the open forum again. Bayley wonders how long it is going to be until Bliss has them beaten up again, somebody asks a question about how Banks is using Bayley to get ahead in her own career. Another fan asks who the duo would like to meet in a dream match one day, they both answer Trish Stratus and Lita. Bayley and Banks both say they would make Bliss disappear, Bayley says she wants to see the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles created.

Alicia Fox, Mickie James and Dana Brooke hit the ring and Bliss stops them from their attack, Bliss then makes Fox and James versus Bayley and Banks right now in a match.

Alicia Fox & Mickie James w/Dana Brooke vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks

The match begins with Bayley scoring a takedown on James and landing some strikes afterwards, Bayley misses a knee strike and Fox drops her as James distracts the referee. James traps Bayley in the corner while attacking her with strikes, Fox tags in and she hits Bayley with a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Fox then applies a chin lock on a downed Bayley, James tags back in and she nails Bayley with a running kick to the face. James holds Bayley down while applying a chin lock to her, Fox tags in and she accidentally kicks James in the face. Banks tags in and she cleans house against the opposing team, Banks catches Fox in a Bank Statement and James breaks it up. James tags in and she attacks Banks with a few strikes, Banks goes for a top rope arm drag and James trips her up before kicking her in the face for a near fall.

Bayley tags in after clearing the ring to hit James with a Bayley To Belly for a three count.

Winners: Bayley & Sasha Banks

- Highlights are shown from Raw GM Elect Baron Corbin's abuse of power from last weeks Raw air.

- Ronda Rousey confronts Alexa Bliss about what happened earlier in the day, Bliss says she’ll address what happened next week. Rousey says she wants revenge on Nia Jax and Tamina tonight, Bliss says Rousey can have a new tag team partner and Rousey says she’ll find one herself.

- A video package airs highlighting the career of Raw GM Elect Baron Corbin.

- Bobby Roode & Chad Gable find Baron Corbin backstage to demand a rematch against Raw Tag Team Champions AOP, Corbin says they can have another shot at the titles if Roode can defeat Drake Maverick tonight with Gable and AOP banned from ringside.

- The Revival get on the microphone before the next match, Scott Dawson says The Lucha House Party don’t understand what tag team wrestling is. Dawson says they do not respect tag team wrestling, Dawson says he’ll teach them a lesson in a singles match tonight.

Lucha House Rules Match
The Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado) vs. Scott Dawson w/Dash Wilder

The match begins with Dason nailing Metalik with a few strikes, Metalik then hits Dawson with a drop kick and a slam. Kalisto tags in and he double teams Dawson with Dorado for a near fall, Dorado tags in and Wilder distracts him so Dawson can land a clothesline. Dawson then hits Dorado with some elbow drops for a near fall, Dawson then applies the Gory Special to Dorado. Dorado gets free and a Metalik distraction allows Dorado to land a super kick, Kalisto then takes out Wilder with a dive. Metalik tags in and he nails Dawson with a swanton bomb for a three count.

Winners: The Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado)

- A stagehand arrives to give something to Baron Corbin, Corbin sends him away to make sure everything is good for Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night.

- Raw GM Elect Baron Corbin is in the ring for Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night, Corbin says he’ll become the permanent Raw GM at WWE TLC. Corbin talks about his journey in the WWE, a vieo package airs highlight Drew McIntyre. Corbin then brings McIntyre out to the ring, Corbin then presents McIntyre with the Gold Medal Of Excellence. McIntyre grabs the microphone to thank Corbin for the gift, McIntyre talks about all the work he has done since returning to Raw. McIntyre then says Finn Balor is nothing more than a boy in a man’s world, Dolph Ziggler interrupts and makes his way to the ring. Ziggler asks why McIntyre has apparently broken their alliance and their deal when McIntyre returned, McIntyre says Ziggler was never invited to the appreciation night.

McIntyre starts mocking Ziggler and then says he was everything in their group, McIntyre says Ziggler was used to get him in a prominent position. McIntyre calls himself the reason that Ziggler has become relevant, Ziggler attacks McIntyre and he hits him with a Zig Zag. Corbin grabs the microphone and he makes McIntyre versus Ziggler.

Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match is joined in progress and we see McIntyre dropping Ziggler before propelling him out of the ring, McIntyre follows Ziggler out of the ring to attack him with strikes. McIntyre gets Ziggler back in the ring and he stomps away on him, McIntyre holds Ziggler down while wrenching away on his arm. Ziggler gets free and he attacks McIntyre with some chops, McIntyre recovers and he nails Ziggler with an overhead release suplex. McIntyre knocks Ziggler back out of the ring and he grabs the microphone to says he’s going to pretend that Ziggler is Finn Balor, McIntyre then sends Ziggler into the barricade and ringside edge. McIntyre gets Ziggler back into the ring and he nails him with more strikes, Balor makes his way to the ring as we go to a commercial break.

We return from the break to see McIntyre attacking Ziggler with more strikes, Ziggler fights back and McIntyre hits him with an inverted Alabama slam for a near fall. McIntyre places Ziggler on the top rope and he follows him up there, Ziggler knocks McIntyre off the ropes before landing a leaping DDT. Ziggler then knocks a charging McIntyre out of the ring, Ziggler then hits McIntyre with a Thesz Press followed by some strikes. Ziggler also throws McIntyre into the barricade a few times, McIntyre recovers and hits Ziggler with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre follows that up by crotching Ziggler on the barricade before getting him back in the ring, Balor then hits McIntyre with a shotgun drop kick while the ref’s back was turned. McIntyre gets in the ring and Ziggler nails him with a super kick for a three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

- Elias is shown walking backstage.

- Charly Caruso interviews Drew McIntyre backstage, McIntyre says Dolph Ziggler was never his friend and is now his enemy. McIntyre says Ziggler knows exactly what he is capable of, McIntyre promises to get revenge on Finn Balor.

- Elias is in the ring and he says that he has been searching for Bobby Lashley all day, Elias says he has a song to sing tonight and he performs that song. Lio Rush quickly interrupts and Bobby Lashley is at his side, Rush says the spotlight is on Lashley tonight. Lashley then does a few poses while Rush continues talking, Elias goes after Lashley and they brawl on the stage. Elias eventually throws Elias into the led screen, Elias grabs his guitar and he chases Lashley backstage with it. Elias does hit Rush with the guitar on the stage after Finn Balor chased Rush onto it.

- Raw GM Elect Baron Corbin is approached by Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers backstage, Mahal says he wants a match with Finn Balor tonight and Corbin grants it. Corbin then brings in Heath Slater and Rhyno after Mahal leaves, Corbin then says there is room on the roster for just one of them. Corbin says one of them should quit and they refuse to do so, Corbin then books them in a match and the loser of the match is fired.

If Bobby Roode Wins, He & Chad Gable Get A Raw Tag Team Title Rematch
Bobby Roode vs. Drake Maverick

The match begins with Maverick throwing his jacket at Roode, Roode quickly drops Maverick with a right before landing kicks in the corner. A video pops up on the big screen showing AOP beating up Chad Gable, Raw GM Elect Baron Corbin changes the match into a handicapped match.

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. Drake Maverick & AOP (Akam & Rezar)

The match begins with Roode attacking Maverick with strikes before landing a Glorious DDT for a near fall, AOP hit the ring and they throw Roode into the ring post. Rezar holds Roode down while attacking him with a ton of strikes, Akam tags in and the AOP hit Roode with a middle rope stomp. Gable makes his way to the ring while Roode is still getting attacked by AOP, Gable gets in the ring and attacks AOP. AOP recover and Gable is dropped with a boot to the face, AOP then hit Roode and Gable with a Super Collider. Maverick tags in and he gets the three count on Roode.

Winners: Drake Maverick & AOP (Akam & Rezar)

- Highlights are shown of the feud between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.

- A siren blasts as men in gas masks make their way towards the ring, Dean Ambrose eventually comes out and he is also wearing a gas mask. Ambrose tells everybody to be seated while wearing the gas mask, Ambrose starts insulting the people of Houston, Texas. Ambrose says he brought out security so Seth Rollins cannot attack him again, Ambrose says Rollins always has been a needy person. Ambrose says The Shield was worth something until Roman Reigns and Rollins started sucking up to everybody, Ambrose says he is the only person in the WWE with integrity and is the moral compass of the company. Ambrose promises that Rollins will lose control of everything at WWE TLC, Ambrose promises to win the WWE Intercontinental Title at WWE TLC.

Rollins eventually interrupts and he takes out the security before attacking Ambrose, Rollins attacks the security guards again. Rollins goes for a suicide dive and Ambrose gets a security guard in the way, Rollins and Ambrose then brawl in the crowd. Rollins hits Ambrose with a clothesline after leaping off of the barricade, the brawl between the two spills back to the ringside area. Ambrose grabs a gas mask and he attacks Rollins with it, Ambrose hits Rollins with Dirty Deeds on the arena floor. Ambrose gets Rollins back in the ring and he hits him with another Dirty Deeds.

- Charly Caruso interviews Nia Jax & Tamina, it is revealed that Ronda Rousey has chosen Ember Moon as her partner, Jax says that Caruso should’ve been Rousey’s partner instead. Jax says that anybody being Rousey’s partner in ridiculous, Jax says that she knows why Rousey picked Moon as her partner.

Winner Of The Match Keeps His Job
Heath Slater vs. Rhyno

The match begins with Rhyno dropping Slater with a right before mauling him with strikes in the corner, Rhyno then hits Slater with a short arm clothesline. Rhyno gets Slater back in the corner before landing more strikes, Rhyno then hits Slater with a spear in the corner. Rhyno misses a second charge to the corner and Slater lands a neck breaker for a three count.

Winner: Heath Slater

- Raw GM Elect Baron Corbin approaches Heath Slater backstage, Slater asks Corbin to give Rhyno his job back. Corbin then says that Slater is no longer a wrestler in the WWE, but a referee.

Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers

The match begins with Mahal cornering Balor before landing shoulder thrusts, Balor fights back and he nails Mahal with a few strikes. Balor then catches Mahal in a headlock and Mahal gets free to drop Balor, Mahal then applies a headlock to a downed Balor. Mahal releases the hold to drop Balor neck first on the top rope as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Mahal holding Balor in a modified chin lock. Balor gets free and he drops Mahal with a flying forearm strike, Balor then drops Mahal before landing a double stomp. Mahal fights back and Balor nails him with an enzaguri followed by a sling blade, Balor then hits Mahal with a shotgun drop kick as one Singh Brother distracts the referee.

The other Singh Brother knocks Balor off the top rope, Apollo Crews arrives and he takes out the Singh Brothers. Mahal attacks Crews until Balor takes him out with a suicide dive, Balor hits Mahal with a shotgun drop kick and a Coupe De Grace for a three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

- Charly Caruso interviews Finn Balor, Balor is quickly attacked by Drew McIntyre until WWE officials break it up.

Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon vs. Nia Jax & Tamina

The action begins before the bell with Tamina and Jax attacking Rousey from behind before Moon made it to the ring, Moon hits the ring and is wiped out by Jax. Rousey then knocks Jax out of the ring, the brawl between both teams spills to the arena floor as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break and the match has officially started with Jax tossing Moon across the ring. Tamina tags in and she attacks a cornered Moon with more strikes, Moon fights back and she nails Tamina with strikes of her own. Rousey tags in and she drops Tamina before kicking her in the face, Moon tags in and lands a flat liner for a near fall. Moon then hits Tamina with a handstand forearm strike, Jax distracts Moon and Tamina nails her with a super kick for a near fall. Tamina corners Moon before landing a few strikes, Jax tags in and she hits Moon with more strikes.

Moon fights back and Jax drops her with a headbutt, Jax then holds Moon in the cobra clutch to weaken her further. Moon gets free and she drops Jax with a hurricarana, Jax attacks Rousey while Tamina attacks Moon in the corner. Tamina tags in and she attacks Moon with a headbutt, Tamina misses a charge in the corner and she accidentally runs into Jax. Rousey tags in and she cleans house against the opposing team, Tamina tags Jax into the match and Jax immediately tags out. Rousey drags Jax into the ring before Tamina goes after her, Rousey then attacks Tamina with some strikes and a step up head kick. Jax hits the ring and Moon takes care of her alongside Rousey, Moon then hits Tamina with an Eclipse. Rousey gets Tamina in the arm bar and a tap out follows.

Winners: Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon

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