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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

We are back and Alexa Bliss says she is not asking for anything for herself, but she has gift ideas for Bayley, Sasha, Natalya, and Ronda Rousey.  Tyler Breeze wants his buddy 'Dango to get better and Ariana Grande tickets, but he is told he can only have one gift and he goes for the concert tickets.

Match Number Five:  Natalya versus Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship

Ronda with a take down but Natalya with a side head lock.  They lock up and Ronda with a judo throw into a side head lock.  Natalya with a rollup for a near fall.  They lock up and Natalya with a wrist lock but Ronda with a reversal.  Natalya with a reversal into a side head lock and take down.  Ronda with a shoulder tackle for a near fall.  They lock up and Natalya with a double leg take down into a front face lock.  Ronda with a hammer lock.  Ronda with a take down for a near fall.  Ronda with a take down and she goes for the arm bar but Natalya blocks it.  Ronda with a head scissors but Natalya escapes.

Ronda with a judo throw and she gets a near fall.  Natalya with a single leg take down and Natalya works on Ronda's legs.  Ronda avoids putting her shoulders on the mat for a near fall by Natalya and Ronda goes for the leg to escape.  Natalya with a single leg take down but Ronda with a body scissors.  Ronda adds a guillotine but Natalya picks up Ronda and hits a back drop.  Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Ronda kicks Natalya to escape the hold and Natalya goes through the ropes to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ronda is sent into the ring post shoulder first.  Natalya gets a near fall.  Natalya with a body scissors.  Natalya with forearms but Ronda with an elbow to get out of the hold.  Natalya with a knee and suplex.  Natalya gets a near fall.  Natalya with a sleeper.  Ronda with a snap mare to escape but Natalya with a clothesline for a near fall.  Natalya with a forearm to the back of the head and she applies an abdominal stretch and Natalya grabs the right leg to add more pressure.  Ronda escapes the hold but Natalya with a drop kick.  Natalya gets a near fall.  

Natalya with a suplex and she gets a near fall.  Natalya misses a charge into the corner and Ronda with a clothesline.  Ronda with the flurry of punches followed by a judo throw.  Ronda with a jumping knee and she gets a near fall.  Natalya blocks a jumping knee and Natalya with a rollup for a near fall.  Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall.  Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Ronda escapes.  Ronda with a rolling Death Valley Driver and then Ronda goes for the arm bar but she takes too long and Natalya escapes and applies the Sharpshooter.  Natalya pulls Ronda into the center of the ring when Ronda reaches for the ropes.  Ronda is able to counter and escape.  Ronda applies the arm bar and Natalya taps out.

Winner:  Ronda Rousey (retains championship)

After the match, Ronda checks on her friend.  They hug and Natalya raises Ronda's hand.

Dean Ambrose says Seth Rollins, since he is in a festive mood, he wanted to wish Seth good luck in his match against Baron Corbin . . . not really.  He wants to wish Seth what he deserves.  You will not be getting what you wished for this year.  Dean says he got the Christmas gift he deserved, the Intercontinental Championship.  Imagine the lousy Christmas you will have if you lose to Baron Corbin tonight.  

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six:  Heath Slater versus Jinder Mahal (with Samir Singh and Sunil Singh)

Mahal with a wrist lock and Slater with a reversal.  Mahal with punches.  Mahal with a back elbow.  Mahal with a half nelson and chin lock.  Mahal with a reverse chin lock on Slater.  We see Santa coming through the crowd to give gifts to fans.  Mahal gets distracted by Santa as he releases the hold.  Slater with a jumping side kick but Samir and Sunil attack Slater and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Heath Slater (by disqualification)

Samir, Sunil, and Jinder continue their attack on Slater and Santa makes his way to the ring.  Santa with a clothesline and punches that send Samir and Sunil to the floor.  Santa sets for a GORE on Jinder and hits it.  Santa takes off his hat and beard and it is Rhyno.

Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel continue their rendition of A Lot of Days of Christmas as they appear dehydrated and delirious.  Bo and Curtis collapse as we go to commercial.

We are back with a look at Vince's announcements from earlier tonight.

Seth Rollins is asked about his match against Baron Corbin and whether Dean Ambrose will get involved.  Seth says he is focused on finishing off Baron Corbin once and for all.  Dean can take everything from him but his dedication and his heart.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Apollo Crews says he wants a tank so he can flip it over and then he will moonsault over it.  Konnor says they wish to punish their opponents.  Vicktor asks if they are doing Secret Santa this year.  Kurt Angle says Christmas came early when he kept Baron Corbin from being General Manager of Raw.

Match Number Seven:  Seth Rollins versus Baron Corbin

Rollins with punches and chops as the bell rings.  Corbin with a knee but Rollins with a kick and he clotheslines Corbin over the top rope to the floor.  Rollins with a suicide dive.  Rollins punches Corbin and chops him.  Rollins sends Corbin into the apron but Corbin backs Rollins into the apron and they return to the ring.  Rollins with a thrust kick but he misses Black OUt.  Rollins with another suicide dive after Corbin goes to the floor.  Rollins sends Corbin into the ringside barrier and then back into the ring.

Rollins punches Corbin and the referee pulls Rollins out of the corner.  Rollins is sent to the apron and Corbin with a punch that knocks Rollins off the turnbuckles and to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with punches to get out of a chin lock.  Corbin slides around the ring post and hits a clothesline when he returns to the ring but Corbin can only get a near fall.  Corbin with punches.  Corbin with elbows to the collarbone.  Corbin returns to the chin lock and half nelson.  Rollins with punches but Corbi with an Irish whip.  Corbin slides around the ring post and Rollins avoids the clothesline because everyone escapes the second one and Rollins goes to the turnbuckles for a Blockbuster.  Rollins with Slingblade followed by a kick.  Corbin blocks a suplex and Rollins with a knee to avoid a suplex from Corbin.

Corbin runs into a boot and Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.  Rollins sets for the super kick and he hits the thrust kick but Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall.  Corbin puts Rollins on the turnbuckles and sets for a superplex but Rollins blocks it.  Rollins with punches but Corbin with a punch and Rollins falls off the turnbuckles.  Rollins kicks Corbin to send him to the mat.  Corbin catches Rollins on a springboard move and hits a chokebreaker for a near fall.  Rollins floats over on End of Days and Rollins with a near fall with a rollup.  Rollins moves when Corbin charges into the corner.  Rollins with a thrust kick and Black Out for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins

We go to credits.

 


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