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Monday Night Raw (10/29/2018): Recap & Results

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (10/29/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Time for some fallout after last night’s Evolution pay-per-view. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Raw General Manager Baron Corbin comes out to talk about the Universal Title picture. Brock Lesnar’s music hits and he comes out with Paul Heyman to interrupt. Corbin tries to enthusiastically introduce Lesnar but Heyman gets him to stop so he can introduce Lesnar, as per his usual shtick. Heyman assures everyone of the one certain and undeniable guarantee: Brock Lesnar will beat Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship this Friday at Crown Jewel.

Strowman’s music hits and he comes out to face the Beast Incarnate. Strowman says he will be the new champion at Crown Jewel because Lesnar is going to “Get these hands.” Corbin tries to step between Lesnar and Strowman and Strowman ends up hitting him with a Running Powerslam… Twice. Lesnar looks entertained, as Strowman tells him “That’s your future!” The crowd chants “One more time!” and Strowman gives it to them.

But then Lesnar hits Strowman with an F-5 and he holds the belt over his head as the crowd boos. Lesnar leaves confidently as Strowman struggles to get to his feet again.

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Singles Match: Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush)

Match gets underway and Lio Rush annoys everyone with his antics at ringside. Lashley beats the snot out of Balor but Balor won’t stay down. Then Balor starts to make his comeback and he hits Lashley with a slingblade. He goes for a Coup De Grace but Rush pushes him off the top rope, behind the ref’s back. Balor regains and gets to the top again… but Rush pushes him and the ref sees this time. The match is disqualified.

Winner: Finn Balor (DQ)

After the match, Lashley brutalizes Balor over the loss. Lashley holds a lifeless Balor up as Rush slaps him and tells him he’s “Messin’ with the big man now!” Rush appears to get a sudden text, which he makes a big deal over and he and Lashley leave hastily.

***

Rush and Lashley are told by Baron Corbin that Lashley will be replacing John Cena in the World Cup tournament because he didn’t qualify. Corbin was impressed by what Lashley just did to Balor, as Balor has been so disrespectful.

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10-Woman Tag Team Match: Trish Stratus, Lita, Sasha Banks, Bayley & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad, Alicia Fox & Mickie James (with Alexa Bliss)

Trish’s team secures the victory after Natalya taps Alicia Fox out with the Sharpshooter.

Winners: Trish Stratus, Lita, Sasha Banks, Bayley & Natalya

***

Elias is in the ring playing guitar and doing his shtick. Elias says Ric Flair was dying to hang out with him and told him he’s the best. Ric loved what Elias did to Baron Corbin last week when he smashed his guitar over Corbin’s back. Elias said he’s going to go give the music he had planned right to Corbin’s face. He starts to head to the back to smash his guitar over Corbin’s face again. Elias plays a song making fun of Corbin from outside Corbin’s dressing room door.

But then Jinder Mahal suddenly attacks Elias and beats him down. Corbin comes out afterward and tells Elias to get ready for his match against Jinder up next.

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Singles Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Elias

Jinder takes it to an already hurt Elias and beats him down. The commentating dynamic talks about Elias like a babyface, with Cole and Renee Young supporting him and Corey Graves disparaging him. Jinder relentlessly assaults Elias, who has no offensive success at all for a while. But then he starts to mount a comeback. Elias hits the Drift Away for the finish.

Winner: Elias

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Tag Team Triple Threat Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension vs. Authors of Pain

Gable and Roode hit a nifty German suplex-neckbreaker team combo for the 3-count.

Winners: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

After the match, AoP attacks Gable & Roode and leaves them laid out.

***

Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins comes out for answers as to why his so-called brother Dean Ambrose turned on him last week, especially considering Roman Reigns’ sad announcement earlier in the night. First-off, Rollins thanks all the fans for the support they have showed Reigns in the past week. The crowd chants “Thank you Roman!” Rollins says he won the Tag Titles again last week, but his Shield-mate Ambrose betrayed him and now Rollins is confused.

Rollins asks Ambrose as a brother to come out and tell everyone why he did what he did. Ambrose’s music hits but he doesn’t appear. Rollins looks around, wondering. Then Ambrose does show up in the audience. Rollins tells him to come down and face him like a man. At least when Rollins stabbed Ambrose in the back, he had the decency to look him in the eye and tell him why he did it. Ambrose seems about to speak but then he backs off again.

The crowd chants “You sold out!” Rollins says Ambrose really is a cold-hearted bastard. On the most emotional night, with Reigns announcing his illness, and Ambrose has to make it about him. Maybe Ambrose really is a soulless lunatic, says Rollins. Then Rollins says, if Ambrose won’t come down there, he’ll go up there and beat the answer out of him. Rollins starts to move but Ambrose makes his exit before Rollins can cover much ground.

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Singles Match: Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon

Moon comes out aggressively but Jax overtakes her and starts to dominate. Jax grabs a bearhug. Moon fights out of it but Jax tosses her across the ring. Jax charges Moon, who moves, and Jax crashes shoulder-first into the ring-post. Moon hits a flip from the top rope down onto Jax at ringside. Jax somehow is the one to toss Moon into the ring and she seems about to go on the offensive. Tamina’s music hits and both women in the ring are distracted. Jax clobbers Moon and dispatches her with a legdrop.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Tamina and Jax go face-to-face in the ring. Tamina smiles and backs out of the ring. Jax and Tamina eye each other down from across the set, as Jax has a slightly confused look on her face.

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Tag Team Match: The Revival vs. Lucha House Party

Dash Wilder takes it to Kalisto. Lince Dorado does some high flying stuff after tagging in but it ends up being Scott Dawson and Kalisto in the ring, and Dawson punishes Kalisto with submissions and strikes. Kalisto fires back and looks to his corner. Dawson ends up slugging Dorado off the apron to the floor, dashing Kalisto’s hopes. Gran Metalik on the outside distracts Dawson and Kalisto hits a Solida Del Sol for the 3-count.

Winners: Lucha House Party

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Dolph Ziggler comes out to the ring with Drew McIntyre. Ziggler asks what’s on McIntyre’s mind. McIntyre says his 100% focus is on the Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman match at Crown Jewel. Ziggler says that makes sense, and the winner, no doubt, has a Claymore Kick in their future. That makes sense, says Ziggler. What doesn’t make sense is Kurt Angle thinking he can win the World Cup. Ziggler says he, Dolph Ziggler, is the best in the world.

Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews

Back from commercial and Ziggler is putting a beating on Crews. Ziggler yells at Crews to get up and do something. Ziggler goes for a DDT but Crews tosses Ziggler to the mat and then hits a press slam and a standing-moonsault for a near-fall. Crews goes to the top rope and goes for a Five-Star Frog Splash but Ziggler gets his knees up. Ziggler follows up with a Superkick for the 3-count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

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The Brothers of Destruction come out to the ring. The crowd chants Undertaker’s name. Then Taker and Kane cut a dark and whimsical promo with a lot of vague and morbid poeticisms. They call D-Generation X to come out right now and DX obliges. The crowd cheers. But only Triple H emerges at the entrance. Kane goes after him but then Shawn Michaels appears behind Taker in the ring and ends up cracking him with a Sweet Chin Music.

Michaels and Triple H leave with their music playing, but then Taker sits up and his music starts playing. DX looks back with serious faces as the Brothers of Destruction return their gazes, ahead of their clash this Friday at Crown Jewel.

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