WWE taped tonight’s edition of their flagship show, Monday Night Raw, that will air on the USA Network, last Friday (December 28, 2018) from Detroit, MI at the Little Caesars Arena. Here are the spoilers for tonight’s show:
Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre defeated Dolph Ziggler. Post-match, Dolph Ziggler yelled at McIntyre, with McIntyre returning to inside the cage with a Steel Chair. McIntyre attacked Ziggler, put his head between the chair and the cage and then hit a Claymore Kick. McIntyre then got on the mic and declared that he would be one of the 30 men in the 2019 Royal Rumble Match.
Seth Rollins’ music hit and he came to the ring talking about a fresh start and called out Dean Ambrose for a rematch, however Triple H’s music hit and he came out. HHH told Rollins that there are no more automatic rematches for titles and said that maybe Rollins does not deserve one. HHH said that he wants the old Seth Rollins back and announced that Rollins will face Bobby Lashley later in the evening. Shane McMahon’s music hit and he came out and announced that a Battle Royal will take place next with the winner facing Dean Ambrose.
Battle Royal To Determine The #1 Contender For The WWE Intercontinental Championship: Apollo Crews defeated Finn Bálor, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, Curt Hawkins, Kalisto, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Mojo Rawley, Konnor, Viktor, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, No Way Jose and Baron Corbin.
Natalya was interviewed backstage and talked about her match last week with WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, as well as what the future holds for her. Natalya announced that she would be one of the 30 women in the Royal Rumble Match. Nia Jax and Tamina attacked Natalya.
Baron Corbin came to the ring and discussed the Battle Royal Match being unfair, however Elias interrupted and told Corbin that it’s time for a New Year’s Rockin’ Even with him and started to sing a song about Corbin losing his position as Acting General Manager. Both men brawled outside the ring and amongst the crowd before Corbin retreated.
6-Woman Tag Team Match: Ember Moon, Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan).
Singles Match: Bobby Lashley (w/Lio Rush) defeated Seth Rollins via disqualification when Seth Rollins used a Steel Chair.
3-on-2 Handicap Match: Jinder Mahal, Sunil Singh & Samir Singh defeated Heath Slater & Rhyno.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Dean Ambrose (c) defeated Apollo Crews.
It was revealed that Alexa Bliss will host a talk show next week titled “A Moment of Bliss” with Ronda Rousey as her first guest, while there will be appearances on the show from Braun Strowman, Brock Lesnar and John Cena. Also, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode and Chad Gable will face off against The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson).
Tag Team Match: Ronda Rousey & Natalya defeated Nia Jax & Tamina.