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WWE RAW REPORT: ROUSEY VERSUS NATALYA, TAG TITLE MATCH, MANY SANTAS, PAUL HEYMAN, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-12-24 23:00:00

Drew McIntyre is asked if he is worried about Dolph and Finn working together.  Drew says they are going to gang up on him and they should gang up on him.  It won't make any difference because they are limited and Drew says he is limitless.  If they can get the upper hand on him but their pride and ego will get in the way and he will kick their heads off.  When he disposes of Finn and Dolph, he will go on to win the Royal Rumble match and Drew McIntyre will fulfill his prophecy when he main events Wrestlemania.

Match Number Three:  Drew McIntyre versus Dolph Ziggler versus Finn Balor

Drew with a knee to Balor and a kick to Ziggler.  Drew punches Ziggler and chops Balor.  Drew with a chop to Ziggler.  Balor and Ziggler with knees to Drew.  Balor with a running forearm to Drew and then Dolph and Finn clothesline Drew over the top rope.  Dolph with a rollup on Balor for a near fall.  Ziggler punches Balor and rakes the eyes across the top rope.  Balor punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a kick and drop kick for a near fall.  Dolph runs his forearm across the bridge of the nose and Ziggler with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick.  Balor clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor.

Drew trips Balor when he sets for a plancha and Drew pulls Balor to the floor and runs him into the ringside barrier.  Ziggler charges at Drew and Drew catches Ziggler and slams Dolph on the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Drew with an arm bar on Balor with a chin lock.  Balor gets to his feet and Drew sends Balor into Ziggler on the apron and Ziggler falls into the ring while Balor goes to the floor.  Drew with a deadlift delayed suplex for a near fall.  Drew punches Ziggler and stomps on the hand.  Drew with an arm bar and chin lock on Ziggler.  Balor with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Drew with an elbow for a near fall.  Drew pie faces Balor but Balor with kicks to the leg.  Drew tries to push Balor into Dolph but Dolph moves.  Ziggler with kicks but Drew with a head butt to send Ziggler to the floor.  Drew with a kick to Balor and he sets for a power bomb on Balor but Balor with elbows and he escapes.  Balor with a back body drop and double stomp to Drew.  Balor with a drop kick to the back and Drew goes into the turnbuckles.  Balor goes up top and misses the Coup de Grace.  Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Balor for a near fall.

Balor blocks a super kick but Ziggler with a Fameasser.  Drew with an elbow to Ziggler and then he hits a wheelbarrow slam of Ziggler onto Balor and Drew gets a near fall on Balor.  Drew sets for a Claymore but Balor with Slingblade.  Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron and he goes up top but Ziggler crotches Balor on the turnbuckles.  Drew blocks a hesitation DDT and Ziggler with a head butt and super kick but Balor breaks up the cover with a Coup de Grace.  Balor clotheslines Drew over the top rope and then he drops kicks Ziggler into the turnbuckles.  

Balor with Coup de Grace on Ziggler for the three count.

Winner:  Finn Balor

After the match, Drew grabs Dolph and says that Dolph is screwing everything up.  Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Drew.

We take a look back at Tribute to the Troops and the WWE Superstars at Fort Hood.

Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel continue singing the Twelve Days of Christmas in the back and Bo knocks over a Christmas tree out of frustration.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Santa Claus and he sounds a lot like Vince McMahon.  He says he has some presents.  He says John Cena is back on Raw and Smackdown.  We will have Women's Tag Team Champions.  Next week on Raw, Dolph Ziggler will face Drew McIntyre in a Steel Cage Match.

Vince takes off the beard.

Match Number Four:  MIckie James, Alicia Fox, and Dana Brooke versus Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Ember Moon

Moon and Mickie start things off and Moon with a rollup for a near fall.  They lock up and Mickie with a wrist lock but Moon with a reversal.  Mickie with a forearm and Moon with a back heel kick and kick to the face but she misses an enzuigiri.  Mickie with a kick to Moon for a near fall.  Moon with a head scissors and Alicia tags in while Dana distracts Ember.  Moon with a thrust kick to Fox followed by a suicide dive onto Mickie.  Fox with a boot to Moon on the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Brooke with a reverse chin lock on Moon and she sends Ember back to the mat. Ember is sent into the turnbuckles and Mickie tags in and kicks Ember in the midsection.  Mickie gets a series of near falls on Moon.  Mickie with a kick to the back.  Alicia tags in and she tags Dana in.  Mickie and Alicia with a cross arm double clothesline followed by a round off splash from Dana for a near fall.  Ember with aan arm drag and Dana knocks Sasha off the apron.  Dana misses a handspring elbow into the corner and Bayley tags in and clotheslines Dana and hits a back elbow on Dana.

Bayley with a Saito suplex followed by a shoulder into the corner.  Bayley charges into the corner and Dana with a clothesline.  Mickie tags in and Bayley hot shots Mickie.  Bayley with knees to Mickie and Sasha tags in and hits a double knee strike followed by Meteora for a near fall.  Ember with Eclipse to Alicia .  Mickie drops down to avoid a lungblower.  Bayley tags in and Sasha with a lungblower followed by a belly-to-belly suplex from Bayley for the three count.

Winners:  Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, and Bayley

After the match, The Riott Squad attacks Bayley, Sasha, and Ember.  Ember, Bayley, and Sasha are sent to the floor.

We take a look at the collapse of Baron Corbin as leader of Raw.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paul Heyman is in the ring and he starts to sing Silent Night with lyrics for Braun Strowman saying that he must fight but all is not right.  Brock will thwart your plans because Lesnar will not get those hands.  A monster power slam and a pin . . . Brock Lesnar's your Christmas grinch.

Paul introduces himself and mentions his client, who is the Universal Champion.  

In case you haven't heard, at the Royal Rumble, his client will be challenged by the Monster Amongst Men Braun Strowman.  Paul says he had access to Braun's personnel file and when Braun was a little monster, 6 or 7 years old and 350 pounds.  He would sit by his family tree and ask Santa for a replica title.  Now he is a full grown monster and he does not want a replica title.  He wants the real deal at the expense of his client.  

Paul is here to shoot from the hip with Braun Strowman.  There is no way that Santa is going to deliver to you the Universal Title at the hands of Brock Lesnar.  Rudolph the red nosed reindeer will not light a path to the title for you.  You will get a giant lump of coal from Santa.

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

Paul wishes Braun a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Good Kwanzaa. 

Braun puts a red nose on Paul and reindeer antlers.  

Braun introduces Paul as The Red Nosed Advocate.  Braun says he has a message for Paul to give to his client.  Braun says he will be healed up at The Royal Rumble and Brock will GET THESE HANDS.

We take a look back at Natalya's performance in the gauntlet on last week's Raw.

Natalya is in the interview area and she is asked about her match tonight against Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Title.  Natalya says she expects nothing but the best from Ronda and Ronda expects nothing but the best from her.  Natalya says since she trained Ronda, she knows Ronda better than anyone. 

Natalya is asked about what it would mean to end 2018 as the Women's Champion.  Natalya says it was a tough year and it would be a great gift for her and her family to end the year as champion.

We go to commercial.

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