Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Seth says burn it down will be his rallying cry when he puts his title on the line against Dean Ambrose. More importantly, that is going to be the theme for tonight in San Diego. Seth says he is not calling out Dean but he is spitting out some truth. Seth says that Baron Corbin has been talking about being on the right side of history. Seth wants Baron Corbin to come out and get a dose of reality.
Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring and we are reminded about Baron’s match on Sunday against Braun Strowman.
Baron says if Seth wants to have a conversation, they can do it in private. The door to his office is always open to a superstar of his caliber.
Seth says that no one wants to hear what Baron is saying and he tells Baron to shut up. Seth says he has been wrapped up with Dean Ambrose and he hasn’t told Baron about the job he is doing. Seth says the title does not matter, but the bottom line is that under his ‘leadership’, Raw has sucked. Seth says that Baron is ruining people’s careers. What you have been doing is not okay and it is not right.
Baron says that he is allowing Seth to vent and he tells Seth to watch how he speaks to him.
Seth asks what will Baron do? Fire him? Seth says the locker room has so much talent and you have no idea what to do. You have the Revival who should be wrestling for the tag titles, but they are in Lucha House Rules matches. If you fire everyone, will it be you, Lashley, and Drew in the ring? That will help ratings. How about more urination? Every decision you have made masks your insecurities. Has Braun hurt your feelings so much that you had to hand the title back to Brock Lesnar, a man who shows up only when he wants to show up. Brock never wants to show up. Where is your Universal Champion. Brock is not here because he does not want to be here. Do you know the last time Brock has wrestled on Raw? It was 2002.
This Baron Corbin experiment has been an abject failure. The morale backstage, the fan support, and the ratings are at an all time low, and it is all because of you.
Baron says he appreciates Seth’s feedback and he tells Seth to write it down next time so he can file it under I don’t care what you think. Raw is his show and if you don’t like it, that is too bad. Baron says he will be in charge for a long time. If you think it is bad now, it will get a lot worse for you.
Seth says he does not think it can get any worse.
Baron tells Seth that Dean will beat him on Sunday and then Baron will beat Braun by forfeit. Baron says he always wanted to have a TLC match, but Braun only has one arm. Baron says he will be introduced as the new permanent General Manager of Raw. From that next day until the day you quit, I will put you through hell.
Seth says why wait until next week, let’s start putting him through hell tonight. Seth challenges Baron to a match. Seth says a one on one match is not good enough for the people. Since you wanted to have one, and the tools of the trade are here. Why not have a TLC match tonight.
Baron asks Seth if he knows what Baron will do to him if he had a table, ladder, or chair in his hands.
Seth says it will just be a tune up for Sunday with Ambrose.
Baron says if you want to be a hero for the locker room, it will cost you. Baron says he will show what happens when you disrespect the current and future GM of Raw. Baron says his answer is no.
Seth calls Baron a coward and that forces Baron to accept the match.
Baron says the match will be for the Intercontinental Champonship.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Akam, Rezar, and Drake Maverick versus Bobby Roode and Chad Gable for the Raw Tag Team Championships
Gable with a drop kick blocked by Akam and Rezar tags in and he connects with a knee. Rezar chokes Gable in the ropes and connects with forearms. Rezar knocks Roode off the apron. Gable with a kick but Rezar blocks it and hits a clothesline. Drake tags in and gets a near fall. Rezar tags in and kicks Gable. Akam tags in and Gable kicks Rezar and Akam goes over the top rope. Roode and Gable send Rezar to the floor and then they bring Drake into the ring and biel him over the top rope onto Akam and Rezar.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rezar works on Gable’s neck. Drake tags in and he punches Gable and kicks Chad. Drake slaps Gable and Gable gets fired up and Rezar tags in. Akam tags in and he punches Gable in the midsection. Akam with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Roode tags in and hits a running shoulder tackle on Akam. Roode knocks Rezar off the apron. Roode with chops and forearms followed by a kick. Akam sends Roode to the apron and Roode with a forearm.
Akam catches Roode off the turnbuckles and hits an overhead throw. Rezar tags in and Rezar with a knee to the head for a near fall. Gable is sent into the turnbuckles sternum first. Akam and Rezar set for Super Collider but Gable with a rana to Rezar. They hit the neck breaker and power bomb combination on Gable and Maverick tags in and he mocks Roode but Roode with a crucifix cover for the three count.
Winners: Bobby Roode and Chad Gable (New Champions)
We take a look at what happened last week when Finn Balor did his best to try to thwart the plans of Baron Corbin and his group of friends. Then we see what Drew did to Finn in the back.
Natalya makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Chad Gable and Bobby Roode are celebrating their victory and they are asked how they were able to win. Bobby says there has not been a lot of hope on Raw, but if they put in the work, one day, they will be standing here as Raw Tag Team Champions. Chad says they probably would have questioned your mental health if it would happen in a 3 on 2 match, but there is one word to describe this moment . . . GLORIOUS.