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Published On: Tue, Nov 27th, 2018

WWE RAW Results and Review November 26 2018 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Monday Night RAW is live from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Seth Rollins has issued an Open Challenge for his Intercontinental Championship, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable will face the Authors of Pain for the RAW Tag Team Championships, and more.

 

Show Opener with Acting General Manager Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Lio Rush In Ring

 

Elias vs. Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush, Baron Corbin, and Drew McIntyre

Elias seemingly wins by Disqualification after Lio Rush pulls the referee out of the ring while Elias was about to pin Lashley. Baron Corbin then says this is a No Disqualification Match and to restart it now. Lashley, Corbin, and McIntyre then assault Elias together, using a steel chair and the ringside steps as weapons in the process. Bobby Lashley then wins by Pinfall with ease.

 

Alexa Bliss and Baron Corbin Backstage

 

Dean Ambrose at the Doctor’s Office

 

Lucha House Rules Match
Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)

Lince Dorado win by Pinfall over Scott Dawson after a Shooting Star Press.

 

Nia Jax’s Lesson in Championship History

 

RAW Tag Team Championship Match
Authors of Pian (c) (Akam and Rezar) with Drake Maverick vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable

Akam scores the Pinfall victory on Bobby Roode after Drake Maverick distracted Roode by stealing his robe and urinating on it in the restroom.

 

Alexa Bliss with Sasha Banks and Bayley in the Locker Room

 

Finn Balor in the Locker Room

 

Ember Moon with Curt Hawkins vs. Alicia Fox with Jinder Mahal and Samir and Sunil Singh

Ember Moon wins by Pinfall after the Eclipse.

 

No Way Jose vs. Jinder Mahal with Samir and Sunil Singh

Jinder Mahal wins by Pinfall after the Khallas

 

Seth Rollins In Ring

 

Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

Seth Rollins wins by Pinfall after the Superplex into Falcon Arrow.

 

Alexa Bliss presents an Open Forum with Sasha Banks and Bayley

 

Finn Balor vs. General Manager Elect Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin changes the rules in the middle of the match to make this a 2 on 1 Handicap match and Drew McIntyre joins him. Drew McIntyre scores the Pinfall victory after the Claymore Kick. Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush then come out to join the assault on Finn Balor.

 

Botches

  • Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey’s segment was horrible. Neither of them are strong on the mic, and they were given too much time and bad material.
  • More toilet humor from Drake Maverick. Authors of Pain are one of the best tag teams WWE has pushed in years, and this is what they are being subjected to.
  • No Way Jose made his return to television in a squash match with Jinder Mahal. This didn’t seem to help either man and felt like it was to fill time. At least Ember Moon and Alicia Fox’s match had a Mixed Match Challenge connection.
  • The Open Forum with Sasha and Bayley was another lame segment, with bad jokes and a predictable ambush.

 

Bodyslams

  • Elias vs. Bobby Lashley had good in ring work for both men, and was one of Lashley’s better matches of late. They both looked like top guys in this one.
  • Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler. Although this match has been done quite enough, this was one of the better matches between these two. They’ve done this dance enough that their timing was spot on and they were able to keep the audience engaged form beginning to end.

 

RAW continues to disappoint with long, boring segments with no action. We are seeing the same matches over and over again on Monday Night, and the people who should be fighting instead of talking spend far too much time with a microphone in hand. The RAW roster has taken significant hits lately with the loss of Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman, but something needs to happen fast to give this show some new life. I’m growing bored with Rollins vs. Ziggler and Balor vs. Corbin. The Tag Team Division still has no direction and The Revival beingmade to look foolish again by Lucha House Party continues to hurt one of the division’s best assets. The women of RAW are good enough to carry this show while WWE figures out what they’re going to do in the wake of the top talent being lost for the men. They are not being given the opportunity to do so with everyone in the division being put in a position that highlights their weaknesses and hides their strengths. RAW is getting harder to watch every week, and some changes need to happen soon, because this was a stale three hours of live television that seemed like a rerun.

 

About the Author

- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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