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WWE RAW REPORT: WHAT WOULD DEAN SAY?, BUILDING ON EVOLUTION, BUILDING TO FRIDAY, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-10-29 23:07:00

We begin with a look back at last week's announcement by Roman Reigns about the need to take some time off.

We are in Charlotte, North Carolina and your announcers are Michael Cole, Renee Young, and Corey Graves.

Baron Corbin is in the ring and he has the Universal Title belt on his shoulder.  Baron says last week was one of the most emotional nights in his career.  Baron says that was last week and life goes on.  Personally, he wishes Roman the best in his battle, but professionally, he hopes if Roman comes back it is not to Raw.  Baron says Roman made his job very difficult . . . 

Brock Lesnar's music plays and he comes out with Paul Heyman.

Baron tries to suck up to Brock Lesnar once he enters the ring.

Paul stops Baron and he tells Baron to do his shtick and Paul says he will do his shtick.

Paul introduces his client.  Paul says we live in historic times.  Four days from now, history will be made once again when his client takes that championship back home and places it over his massive shoulders.  In order to do that, Brock has to beat Braun Strowman.  Paul says on Friday at Crown Jewel, Brock will beat Braun.  That is not a prediction, that is a spoiler.  That is a guarantee.  Paul says he could not be more clairvoyant if the result was predetermined.

How often do you get to know for a fact that history is going to happen?  The Super Bowl, you know that history is going to happen.  The NBA Finals, The Stanley Cup, the Academy Awards, you know history is going to happen.  Brock will F-5 Braun Strowman to once again become your reigning and defending Universal Champion.  Paul tells Baron you're welcome for giving everyone the inside information so you can see history unfold before your very eyes.

Braun Strowman's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Braun says at Crown Jewel he will become the new Universal Champion because you're gonna get these hands.

Braun pushes Baron and then Baron hits Braun from behind.  Braun power slams Baron.  Braun grabs Baron again and hits a power slam.  Braun picks up Baron for another power slam.

Brock picks up Braun and hits an F-5 on Strowman.

Michael mentions what happened to the other two members of The Shield last Monday when Dean Ambrose attacked his fellow Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins.

Lio Rush says some people call Finn Balor an ordinary man who can do extraordinary things.  Lio says he thinks you are a not so extraordinary guy who got lucky last week.  You did not deserve that win.  It was a fluke.   He talks about how Finn comes out in a black leather jacket with a false sense of confidence.  Lio says the big man is going to beat him tonight.

Match Number One:  Finn Balor versus Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush)

Lashley with a double leg into the turnbuckles and then Lashley runs Finn into the turnbuckles again and follows with shoulders and a side slam.  Lashley with elbows to the neck and he applies a nerve hold.  Lashley with an elbow to the neck and he picks up Balor for a power slam but Balor escapes and he drop kicks Lashley to the floor.  Balor with a plancha onto Lashley and we go to commercial.

We are back and Lashley is punching Balor in the ropes.  Lashley with an elbow to the neck and Lashley returns to the nerve hold.  Lashley with a waist lock slam and Lashley continues to work on the back.  Lashley returns to the nerve hold.  Balor gets to his feet but Lashley with a knee and forearm.  Lashley with an elbow in the corner followed by an Irish whip but Balor gets his boots up and hits a running forearm.  Balor with another flying forearm and he goes for a double leg take down but Lashley goes for a power bomb.  Balor counters into a back body drop and double stomp.

Balor with a running chop into the corner.  Lashley with an Irish whip and Lashley catches Balor when Finn goes for a float over.  Lashley with a Dominator and he adjusts his headband and that allows Finn to kick out.  Lio tells Lashley to stick to the plan.  Lashley sets for a delayed vertical suplex but Balor gets to his feet and he hits Slingblade.  Balor with a running drop kick that sends Lashley into the corner.  Rush distracts Balor and Rush pushes Balor off the turnbuckles.  Lashley runs into an enzuigiri and Rush pushes Balor off the turnbuckles.

The referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Finn Balor (by disqualification)

After the match, Lashley picks up Balor and sends him into the apron and ringside barrier.  Lashley brings Balor into the ring and he applies a full nelson.  

Rush slaps Balor while he is in the full nelson.  Lashley holds Balor for Rush to slap him.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley are in the back and they go into the training room to talk to Baron Corbin. 

Baron says what he did to Finn Balor was impressive.  It is about time that Finn got his.  Lashley says last week was a fluke.  Finn is good, but he is nowhere near Lashley's level.  Baron says that Lashley is in the World Cup.  Bobby asks who is he replacing.  Baron says that Lashley is replacing John Cena.

We take a look at photos of the Raw Championship match from Evolution.  

We will see Ronda Rousey against Becky Lynch at Survivor Series, in a battle of the brand's champions.

We see footage from after Evolution when Becky Lynch interrupted a Ronda Rousey interview.  They both call each other champ a lot of times.  Becky says she will be seeing Ronda soon and leaves.

Match Number Two:  Lita, Trish Stratus, Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Bayley versus Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Alicia Fox, and Mickie James (with Alexa Bliss)

Logan and Trish start things off and they lock up.  Trish with a snap mare and a flying mare to Logan.  Ruby blocks Stratusfaction but Trish with a head scissors take down to Logan and Ruby.  Sarah backs up and tags in Liv.  Trish with a Thesz Press and punches.  Trish with an Irish whip and Lita tags in and hits a clothesline off Trish's back.  Lita with a head scissors and kick.  Lita with a DDT to Liv and Lita goes up top but Sarah and Ruby pull Liv to safety.  Bayley and Sasha with baseball slides to Sarah and Ruby followed by cross bodies off the apron onto Alicia and Mickie as we go to commercial.

We are back and Bayley with an arm bar on Fox.  Sasha tags in and they send Alicia into the turnbuckles.  Trish tags in and they hit a double back elbow on Alicia and hit a double elbow drop.  Trish gets a near fall.  Sasha tags in and rolls up Alicia for a near fall.  Sasha with a snap mare and Mickie grabs Sasha's leg to allow Fox to recover and hit a thrust kick.  Alicia gets a near fall.  Mickie tags in and applies a sleeper on Sasha.  Mickie with a knee to the midsection and Irish whips Sasha.  Sasha floats over and Mickie stops Sasha and blows a kiss to Sasha's team.  

Mickie sends Sasha into the turnbuckles and Logan tags in.Sasha with an inside cradle for a near fall but Logan with a drop kick for a near fall.  Logan with a cobra clutch and back breaker as she takes Sasha to the mat.  Sasha escapes but Sarah keeps Sasha from making the tag.  Sarah sends Sasha into the turnbuckles and tags in Ruby.  Ruby with kicks and then Alicia and Mickie choke Sasha while Ruby distracts the referee.  Sasha tries to get to her corner but Ruby stops Sasha and gives Lita a forearm.  Ruby mocks Sasha but misses a splash into the corner.  Fox tags in and she gets a near fall with a rollup.  Alicia is sent into Sasha's corner and knocks everyone but Natalya off the apron. 

Natalya tags in and Natalya with a clothesline and slingshot atomic drop.  Natalya with a drop kick and discus clothesline for a near fall.  Trish takes care of Logan.  Trish with a handstandcanrana to Mickie.  Sasha with Meteora to Mickie.  Ruby and Liv attack Sasha and Trish.  Lita and Bayley with Twists of Fate to Liv and Ruby.  Bayley goes up top and hits an elbow drop on Ruby while LIta hits a moonsault on Liv.  Alicia is held up by Lita for a Hart Attack and a near fall.

Natalya applies the Sharpshooter and Alicia taps out.

Winners:  Lita, Trish Stratus, Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Bayley

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