Monday Night Raw Live Coverage (12/18/17) - Let's Make History Again!

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Hello everyone and welcome back to WNW! What will Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar have to say about Kane and Braun Strowman as possible Royal Rumble opponents? Let's find out tonight!

Live From Providence, Rhode Island.

The show opened with the recap of Braun Strowman vs Kane last week on Raw.

Kurt Angle made his way to the ring, with the crowd telling him that he sucks. He welcomed everyone to the show. Angle said there was no winner to the Kane vs Strowman match last week. By the end of the night, Kurt said he will choose a number one contender for Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Strowman interrupted and went to the ring. He claimed he was the only man that was left standing last week, and deserves to face Lesnar. Kane made his ring to the ring and claimed Brock's list of names he's destroyed is impressive, but his name isn't on it. Paul Heyman came out and introduced Brock Lesnar, making their way to the ring. Kurt said before things get out of hand, it will be a triple threat match between the three men, and quickly left the ring. Brock, Kane, and Braun brawled with Lesnar throwing out Strowman, and gave a F5 to Kane. As Brock and Paul left the ring, Kane sat up in the middle of the ring....

Up next, Seth Rollins vs Samoa Joe.(c)

Rollins made his way to the ring, and after, Jason Jordan came out to heavy boos. Jordan said Seth isn't the only one who wants Samoa Joe, and said he is done asking for permission. Rollins grabbed a mic and told Jordan that this isn't a big opportunity. Samoa Joe came out and said he feels special because everyone wants to face him. He said how about Jordan vs Rollins, and the winner can be put to sleep. Seth said Jordan can go somewhere else and ask his daddy for permission. Jordan shoved down Rollins, and the match changed. Joe made his way to ringside, sitting down.

SETH ROLLINS VS JASON JORDAN

Jordan quickly took control, putting a headlock on Rollins early on. Seth came back with a kick, and hit him over the top rope to the ground.(c) The two men went ringside, with Jason driving Seth into the barricade before tossing him back in the ring. He took control, working the back of Rollins. The crowd began chanting "This is boring". A few minutes later, Seth tried to change the pace of the match, and follow with a kick, missing and Jordan took control once again.(c) Back from break, Rollins did a springboard closeline for a two count. Rollins locked eyes with Joe, but Jordan grabbed him and performed another suplex on him. Jordan went through the second rope, and Rolliins did a suicide dive. The referee did a count, with both men beating the count at nine. Jordan charged Seth and he connected Jordan with a kick. Jason then reversed it with Northern Lights for a two count. He set up Rollins on the top turnbuckle for a suplex, but Rollins knocked him off and performed a frog splash. Jordan rolled out of the ring, and got kicked in the face. Rollins followed and argued with Joe, throwing Jason into him. He followed up with a kick to the mouth, and threw Jordan back in. Moments later he gave his knee finisher for the win...

SETH ROLLINS DEFEATED JASON JORDAN

After the match Joe charged the ring and attacked Rollins, then Jordan at ringside.

Later tonight, Drew Gulak vs Cedric Alexander to determine the number one contender for Enzo Amore.(c)

Backstage, Seth said he wants Joe tonight, along with Dean Ambrose. Jason Jordan came in and said he wants Joe. Kurt said they all can get Joe tonight when they team together to face Joe, Sheamus and Cesaro.

Bray Wyatt cut in and asked everyone what draws them to Matt Hardy. He said it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. He said he will hurt Matt Hardy, and if he wants to play games, he will, but he doesn't play by the rules. Bray said the Great War must end, and to RUN...

Finn Balor made his way to the as he's in action against the Miztourage.

FINN BALOR VS CURTIS AXEL AND BO DALLAS

The match began with Dallas trying to drag Balor in the corner. Bo tagged in Axel, trying to also put Finn in the corner. Axel elbowed Finn, throwing him in the corner, tagging in and out Dallas. Finn fought back, but Curtis came back and took control. Balor reversed with a kick to the face. Curtis got his nose busted, tagging in Dallas. Bo took it to Balor until he came back with a fast fury. Axel made it in the ring to help Dallas, with a tag being made. Axel set Balor up on the top turnbuckle, but Finn fought him off. He set up for the Coupe De Grace, but Dallas held onto him until Axel recovered. The two took it to Finn, with the referee ringing the bell.

FINN BALOR DEFEATED THE MIZTOURAGE

Hideo Itami made his save to the ring, attacking the Miztourage, helping Balor attack them....(c)

FINN BALOR AND HIDEO ITAMI VS BO DALLAS AND CURTIS AXEL

Coming back from break, it appears to be a tag team match between Finn Balor and Hideo Itami vs The Miztourage. Axel took control of Balor, working his shoulder. Dallas tagged in, with the two double teaming him before Axel tagged back in. A headlock was put in before Finn got out, tagging in Itami. Itami went to the top rope and leaped on Axel for a two count. He threw open hand strikes on Axel, giving him the GTS for the pinfall.

FINN BALOR AND HIDEO ITAMI DEFEATED BO DALLAS AND CURTIS AXEL

Later tonight, Absolution will face Sasha, Mickie, and Bayley.

Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Cedric Alexander. He said he wants to be the Cruiserweight Champion, and to beat Enzo Amore. He stated he will be standing over top Drew Gulak as the winner tonight...(c)

Enzo Amore made his way to the ring with Drew Gulak. Gulak said tonight is the biggest night of his life and owes it to Enzo. He planned a presentation for Enzo, but before it started, Cedric Alexander interrupted and came to the ring.

DREW GULAK VS CEDRIC ALEXANDER

Enzo made his way to the commentary team. Drew took Cedric took the ground, but Alexander took control fast. Gulak rolled to ringside, but Cedric jumped over top the rope onto Drew. The two fought for control with a suplex, but they took a spill outside the ring to head into break.(c) Gulak took control, throwing chops and punches at Cedric. He put a knee in the back, stretching his arms out. Cedric fought out, throwing a right hand, and tossed him over his body, and then a closeline. He threw some chops before the two traded pins on each other. Alexander tried to throw a kick, but Gulak reversed it, with a leg submission, but made it to the ropes to break. Enzo got up from the table and walked to the back, with Drew getting distracted. Cedric took advantage, setting up his finisher for the pinfall....

CEDRIC ALEXANDER DEFEATED DREW GULAK

Up next, Asuka!

Backstage, Enzo saw Nia Jax, and Nia said she wants to finish the conversation with him. Gulak interrupted, and said he failed him and the Zo Train. Nia said he needs to handled. Enzo yelled at Drew, and said he did a lot of things wrong.

Asuka made her way to the ring, then Alicia Fox.

ASUKA VS ALICIA FOX

Asuka quickly toyed with Alicia, trying to work over her arm. Alicia used the ropes to attack Asuka, and gained control over her. Using a headlock, slowing down the pace. Asuka got fired up, attacking Alicia, following up with a kick to the head. Asuka used her arm bar to tap out Fox for the win...

ASUKA DEFEATED ALICIA FOX

Up next, The Shield and Jason Jordan vs The Bar and Samoa Joe.(c)

THE SHIELD AND JASON JORDAN VS THE BAR AND SAMOA JOE

The match started with Seth and Sheamus. Jordan tagged himself in, going straight for Joe. Sheamus took control, tagging in Joe. Joe took it to Jordan, before Cesaro tagging in. The three tagged in and out. Cesaro worked over Jordan in their corner, before Jordan reversed it, tagging in Rollins. Seth took out Sheamus and Joe before he kicked Cesaro. Cesaro was launched outside the ring, with Seth jumping on him going into break.(c) Coming back, Sheamus and Seth were the legal men, with Sheamus working Rollins. Joe tagged in, giving knees to him, beating him down. Moments later, The Bar double teamed Seth. Sheamus came back, working on the back of Rollins, but reversed it into a ddt. Joe tagged in to stop the tag, and Jordan broke up a two count. Cesaro came in the ring, holding Seth away from his corner until he tossed Seth out of the ring. Ambrose and Jordan attacked Joe and Sheamus. Rollins got back up and set up for a suicide dive on everyone, including Ambrose. Ambrose landed awkardly, with the doctor checking on him ringside. Sheamus hit a Brogue kick on Seth, with Cesaro getting the pinfall.

THE BAR AND SAMOA JOE DEFEATED THE SHIELD AND JASON JORDAN

Backstage a limo drove up, with Stephanie McMahon stepping out.(c)

Matt Hardy was shown back playing Chess, playing against a goldfish, with him claiming it to be Napoleon. He said life is like a game of Chess. He said the battlefield is set for the Great War against Bray Wyatt and Sister Abigail.

Backstage, Ambrose and Rollins were back with the doctor, with Joe and The Bar attacking the two men.(c)

Heath Slater and Rhyno were in the ring as The Revival came out for a tag team match.

THE REVIVAL VS HEATH SLATER AND RHYNO

Scott Dawson and Slater took it to each other before Dawson threw the fists. Wilder tagged in, working over Slater with a headlock. Slater tried to fight back, slamming Dash head on the mat. Dawson tagged back in, but Heath threw punches of his own until Wilder made the blind tag, and the two performing the Shattering Machine for the win...

THE REVIVAL DEFEATED HEATH SLATER AND RHYNO

Up next, six women tag team match!

Backstage, Kurt Angle told Rhyno and Slater they need to be more tough.

Elias was in the ring, and said hello to everyone, asking them who wants to walk with him. He went on to bash on Tom Brady, and called himself a legend. He stated that he will go on and win the Royal Rumble. Elias started to sing, but Sasha Banks interrupted him, coming to the ring. Elias welcomed her, and started to sing until Mickie James came out. He said all the women want to walk with Elias. He began to sing, then followed out Bayley. She tried to hug Elias, but he ignored her and walked to the back....(c) Absolution made their way to the ring!

ABSOLUTION VS MICKIE JAMES, SASHA BANKS, AND BAYLEY

Mickie and Paige started the match as Mickie gained control. Sasha quickly tagged in, but Paige took her out with a kick. Sasha tried to fight back, but Paige kept her in the corner, stomping her down. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville attacked Bayley and Mickie at ringside as Paige barked orders. Sasha took advantage, but the trio quickly took control and destroyed Banks. The referee called for the bell.

MICKIE JAMES, SASHA BANKS, AND BAYLEY DEFEATED ABSOLUTION

Nia Jax came out, and confronted the three. She attacked all three women. Nia grabbed Sonya and Mandy, performing a double Samoan Drop. Paige came from behind and took out Nia's legs, and the trio attacked once more. The rest of the women's division came out and brawled. Stephanie came out and said the women's revolution started three years ago. She said everything is hope because they inspire everyone around the world. She said it's time to make history again. Stephanie said at The Royal Rumble, it will be the first ever Women's Royal Rumble Match....(e)

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