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Published On: Mon, Nov 5th, 2018

WWE RAW Results and Review November 5 2018 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Monday Night RAW is from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England this week. Brock Lesnar is the new Universal Champion and RAW’s top guy coming into this show. Now the WWE will build to the RAW vs. Smackdown event, Survivor Series.

 

Show Opener with Acting General Manager Baron Corbin In Ring

 

Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Bayley vs. The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan)

The match ends in an apparent Double Countout after Ruby Riott breaks Natalya’s late father’s sunglasses and then leaves with the rest of the Riott Squad. Natalya is left crying at ringside with Sasha and Bayley.

 

Braun Strowman Searching Backstage for Baron Corbin

 

Apollo Crews vs. Jinder Mahal with Sunil Singh

Apollo Crews wins by Pinfall after a Standing Moonsault

 

RAW Tag Team Championship Match

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) with Drake Maverick

Authors of Pain win by Pinfall and are the New RAW Tag Team Champions. Dean Ambrose appears from the crowd and attacks Seth Rollins after the match.

 

Dolph Ziggler vs. Elias

Elias wins by Pinfall after the Drift Away.

 

RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey In Ring

 

Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon

Nia Jax wins by Pinfall after a Samoan Drop. Tamina came to the ring and faced off with Nia Jax, then attacked Ember Moon. Both Nia and Tamina assault Ember Moon, then the two embrace and celebrate together.

 

Acting General Manager Baron Corbin Backstage

 

Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush

Bobby Lashley wins by Pinfall after the Dominator. Lio Rush once again played a distracting role to assist.Drew McIntyre then came to the ring and ran off Lashley and Rush, then hit Balor with a Claymore.

 

Kurt Angle Becomes RAW Team Captain for Survivor Series with a Victory
Drew McIntyre vs. Kurt Angle

Drew McIntyre wins by Submission with the Ankle Lock.

 

Botches

  • The opening segment was odd, as it seemed like it would be something more exciting than it was. Baron Corbin was boring while he had the mic. Alexa Bliss almost saved the segment, but it was too little too late.
  • Finn Balor losing again to Bobby Lashley doesn’t make Lashley any more interesting to fans, but makes one of their favorites look bad. This cold feud isn’t helping either man.

Bodyslams

  • Braun Strowman is back to racking up a property damage bill and hunting someone down backstage again. This is where Braun is his most interesting.
  • Elias and Apollo Crews both picked up victories. Elias is obviously going to rise to the top, and Apollo is still trying to find his footing to climb higher.
  • Nia Jax and Tamina teaming up. These two are scary together, and could be the dominant tag team if the Women’s Tag Team Division ever launches.

 

This episode of RAW was in a hard position, coming off a lackluster Crown Jewel event. Brock Lesnar won the Universal Championship again, to the fans’ dismay, and he isn’t on RAW to follow up. The setup for Survivor Series has begun, and the Tag Team Division has been reset. The show is finally set for some interesting stories if handled correctly and everyone stays healthy. This show makes a brighter future for RAW possible.

 

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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