Location: Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center
Date: December 4th, 2017
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Show opens up and Raw General Manager Kurt Angle comes out to the ring. His son Jason Jordan comes out and tells Angle that he wants to face Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Championship. Reigns comes out and says that he’s a fighting champion but he doesn’t want Jordan, he wants to face Samoa Joe. Then Joe comes out and accepts Reigns’ challenge. Jordan and Joe have words and the crowd boos Jordan as he takes on a spoiled tone and insults Joe. Then as Reigns starts to suggest that his match with Joe is a go, Jordan grabs Reigns and delivers a belly-to-belly overhead suplex.
Jordan scoots out of the ring but Reigns gets on the mic and says that it’s not going down like that. Joe can wait until later tonight but Reigns wants a match with Jordan right now. Jordan has a smirk on his face as Reigns tells Angle to make it official.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jason Jordan
Bell sounds and Reigns starts stomping Jordan out in the corner. Joe is sat up on the main stage watching the match. Reigns takes it to Jordan and tosses him out of the ring. Reigns goes out after him and smacks Jordan’s face off the ring apron. Then Reigns whips Jordan hard into the barricade. Reigns takes Jordan and throws him into the steel ring steps now. Jordan is rolled back in the ring, and as Reigns gets back inside, Jordan starts landing some shots. Reigns quickly defends and throws Jordan out of the ring again.
Reigns goes out and runs around the ring, delivering a drop kicks to Jordan’s face. He rolls Jordan back in the ring and pins for a 2-count. Reigns puts Jordan in a rear chin-lock. Jordan manages to stand up and drives Reigns back into the corner. Then he drives Reigns across the ring with a double-leg and into the opposite corner. Then Jordan repeats that a couple times. Reigns tries to make some space, but as he charges toward Jordan, Jordan moves and Reigns goes shoulder-first into the ring post. Commercial break.
Winner: Roman Reigns (c)
After the match, Samoa Joe tells Reigns he looks tried. Maybe the kid wore him out. Joe decides he’s going to go down to the ring and finish what Jordan started. Joe rushes the ring and attacks Reigns, attempting a Coquina Clutch. Jordan comes in and hits Joe with a big suplex, driving him from the ring. Jordan and Joe jaw jack at each other as Joe backs his way up the aisle away from the ring. Suddenly, Reigns comes in and hits Jordan with a Superman Punch, sending him sailing through the ropes to the floor. Joe smiles as he looks on and then heads to the back. Jordan, standing in the aisle, looks up at Reigns in the ring with scorn, pouting over his humiliation.
Kurt Angle is on the phone with Stephanie McMahon and he’s trying to explain that tempers were running high and that he’ll get a handle on things. Jordan comes in and starts begging his dad for another chance at the title. He was THIS close. Angle asks who Jordan thinks he is demanding things. He doesn’t want people thinking he’s playing favorites. Jordan starts bugging about it and Angle finally says he’ll take it under advisement. Then Samoa Joe blindsides Jordan and leaves him laid out as Angle steps in and tries to hold Joe at bay. Joe throws a few verbal barbs at Angle before leaving.
Women’s Singles Match: Sasha Banks vs. Paige
Raw Women’s Champ Alexa Bliss joins the broadcast table. Match begins and Sasha starts beating Paige around the ring. She hits her with some arm drags and then stomps Paige in the corner. Paige fires back and lands some shots on Sasha now. She drapes Sasha’s throat across the ring rope and chokes her. Then Paige applies a rear chin-lock. Paige yells out that this is her house and all that. She pins Sasha but gets a short 2-count. Paige puts Sasha in a front headlock. Paige lands some shots on Sasha in the corner and then screams at the ref for trying to separate her after his count.
Sasha finds and opening and hits Paige with a high cross-body for a 2-count. Sasha puts Paige in a submission hold. Paige manages to break the hold, and as she charges for a spear, Sasha counters and regains control of the match. The two women move through a series of move attempts and counters and they both end up tumbling through the ropes out to the floor. Commercial break.
We are back and Paige with a front face lock. Paige chokes Sasha in the ropes. We see footage from the commercial break when Paige pulled Sasha off the turnbuckles and she landed awkwardly. Paige chokes Sasha in the ropes. Paige with a thrust kick and Irish whip but Sasha gets a boot up and Sasha with a running clothesline or two. Sasha with a drop kick. Sasha with running knees into the corner but she misses when she goes for a second one. Paige with a running knee into the corner and then Paige goes up top. Sasha stops Paige and sets for a superplex.
Paige with a sunset flip power bomb for a near fall. The referee checks on Sasha and Paige with forearms. Sasha fires back. Paige runs Sasha into the ropes and Paige sets for RamPaige but Sasha blocks it. Sasha with the Banks Statement but Paige gets to the ropes. Paige rolls to the floor and Rose and Deville check on her but Sasha goes to the floor. Bayley attacks Sonya and Mickie goes after Mandy. Sonya sends Bayley into the ringside barrier and Sonya hits Mickie in the back of the leg while Mandy deals with her. Paige kicks Sasha and hits RamPaige for the three count.
After the match, Sonya and Mandy attack Sasha. Sonya with knees and Mandy with a gourdbuster onto Sonya’s knee.
Kurt Angle is in his office on his phone and his eyes sparkle as he hears Elias’ music. Elias tells Kurt to silence his cell phone and put it away and hold his applause until he is finished. Elias says he wants another shot at the Intercontinental Title and instead you gave it to your son and that is a sign of favoritism. Elias says that the City of Angels wants to walk with Elias. Since there are no opponents, he will provide a musical performance. Elias says that Kurt’s bias towards his bastard son will be his downfall.