Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
Baron Corbin is in the ring as we start things off.
Baron welcomes everyone to the undisputed A Show, Raw. Baron says last night was one for the history books and credit goes to one person. She is a titan in the industry and a visionary who orchestrated last night’s sweep. She is his boss . . . Stephanie McMahon.
Stephanie says for the people who did not watch Survivor Series, Raw cleaned up. It was a clean sweep. A lot of the success was due to the acting General Manager of Raw. Stephanie says every single superstar on the Raw roster helped to decimate Smackdown. Her brother Shane had to cheat and steal to try to win. Stephanie says tonight, they are going to celebrate.
Baron says we have an excited night of action, after a little housekeeping.
Baron says that Stephanie made some promises and he reminds Stephanie about saying that she might make his job more permanent.
Stephanie says she made some promises . . .
Braun Strowman’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Braun says last night at Survivor Series, he held up his end of the bargain so it is time for Stephanie to hold up her own end and he wants a match against that slimeball.
Stephanie says she made a promise. At TLC, Baron Corbin will . . .
Braun says GET THESE HANDS.
Stephanie says that if Baron can defeat Braun at TLC, he will be permanent General Manager of Raw. If he loses, he will lose all authority.
Braun says that Baron will lose because he gets to pick the stipulation and he won’t be liable for ripping Baron to shreds.
Stephanie says she is working on that with the lawyers and dismemberment is an issue with liability.
Braun asks about his Universal Championship match.
Stephanie says Braun will get his title match at Royal Rumble, only if he can beat Baron Corbin at TLC. She says this is a good deal for Braun. Do you think you can’t beat Baron Corbin?
Braun welcomes Baron to Monday Night Braun. He tells Baron to enjoy his time as acting General Manager while it lasts because he gets to pick the stipulation. They will have a TLC match at TLC. You are going to get these hands, these tables, these ladders, and these chairs.
Baron says that is a terrible idea. He says the match favors him. He will leave Braun is a pile of twisted steel and rubble. That is if you can make it to TLC. Baron says that Braun will face Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre in a handicap match.
Stephanie says that is a great match, but they need to one up that match. They need to make it a six man tag match. It will be Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin versus Braun Strowman, Elias, and Finn Balor. That match will happen next.
Match Number One: Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush), Baron Corbin, and Drew McIntyre versus Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, and Elias
Corbin and Strowman start things off. Corbin tags Drew in before locking up. Drew with a waist lock into a side head lock and Drew with a shoulder tackle but Braun stays on his feet. Drew with a knee and chop but Braun sends Drew into the turnbuckles. Drew with a boot and punches. Braun with a shoulder tackle and Drew goes down. Balor tags in and Braun slams Finn onto Drew. Drew with a slam to Balor. Drew misses a charge into the corner and Balor goes for an enzuigiri but Drew with a forearm. Drew sends Balor into the ringside barrier.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with a suplex to Balor for a near fall. Corbin tags in and he kicks Balor in the ribs. Baron with a forearm and kicks to Balor and then he tags in Lashley. Lashley with a running shoulder into the corner for a near fall. Corbin tags back in. Balor with forearms and he tries to make the tag but Corbin keeps Balor away from Braun. Balor with elbows but Baron runs Balor into the corner. Balor with a boot and Baron with Deep Six for a near fall. Lashley tags in and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles. Lashley with a hard Irish whip to Balor.
Lashley with an Irish whip but Balor tries to float over and Lashley catches Balor. Balor with a rollup for a near fall. Lashley with a clothesline for a near fall. Lashley sets for a power bomb but Balor counters and goes for a back drop but Lashley holds on for a sunset flip and Balor rolls through and kicks Lashley. Elias tags in and he connects with forearms. Elias with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by kicks.
Lashley with an Irish whip and Elias with a mule kick when he floats over. Corbin goes over the top rope when he charges at Elias. Lashley with a forearm. Elias with a boot and Balor tags in. Balor and Elias with a double clothesline to send Elias over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Corbin and Lashley. Balor goes up top and Drew crotches Balor when Lashley distracts the referee. McIntyre tags in and hits a Claymore to eliminate Finn.
Finn Balor eliminated
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew tags in and kicks Elias. Corbin tags in and kicks Elias. Lashley tags in and kicks Elias. Drew tags in and takes Elias to the mat and applies an arm bar. Elias with kicks but Drew with a clothesline. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Lashley tags in and hits an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Lashley gets a near fall and then he punches Elias. Lashley sends Elias into the turnbuckles and tags Corbin back in. Corbin sends Elias into the turnbuckles. Elias blocks a punch and punches Corbin. Corbin with a hard Irish whip.
Lashley goes after Strowman and McIntyre with a knee off the steps to Braun. Elias with a jumping knee to Corbin and he goes up top for an elbow drop. Lashley breaks up the cover and Elias is sent to the floor. Lio gets in Elias’ sight line and Lio decides to run away and leap over Elias. Elias pushes Lio into the ringside barrier and Lashley with a spear on the floor.
Elias is counted out because he cannot beat the ten count.
We go to commercial.