Monday Night Raw (11/5/2018)

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (11/5/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Time for some fallout after Brock Lesnar’s title-win at Crown Jewel. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and the entire Raw roster is out on the main stage. Raw General Manager Baron Corbin is in the ring and talks about the upcoming Survivor Series event, and he says Raw will be dominant against Smackdown. And when it is, Corbin says he’ll go from “acting GM” to “permanent”. Also, Stephanie McMahon will be at Raw next week to address how Shane McMahon stole the glory of “Best in the World” from Raw, and from Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler is shown nodding.

Corbin then says that new Universal Champion Brock Lesnar may be upset with him for their altercation last week. But Lesnar should come to understand what happened as a teaching lesson. Lesnar needs to learn to respect authority, says Corbin. Finn Balor is shown laughing at this notion. Corbin says he’s named himself as the captain of the mens’ Survivor Series team, even though his managerial duties prevent him from actually competing in the match…

Then Corbin introduces the captain of the womens’ Survivor Series team. Bliss comes out and thanks the “future permanent general manager”. Then Bliss says she’ll be watching all the other womens’ match very closely. Bliss is about to declare that a match will start right now, but Kurt Angle comes out. Angle and Corbin have a back and forth and Angle challenges Corbin to a match tonight. If Angle wins, he not only competes at Survivor Series, but he’ll be team captain.

Corbin thinks this preposterous. Angle tells Corbin he’s an embarrassment to Raw and Corbin gets worked up and accepts the match after all. Corbin agrees to Angle’s terms and says it won’t matter – the only way Angle will be at Survivor Series is if he buys a ticket. Angle says the only way Corbin will be at Survivor Series is on crutches after he snaps his ankle. Angle’s music starts to play and Corbin demands it be stopped. This is his show.

Corbin tells Bliss to finish what she was about to say, but then Braun Strowman comes out and he rips up the security team surrounding the ring and starts chasing Corbin around. Corbin runs up the aisle and the rest of the roster tries to halt Strowman’s charge but Strowman blows by them. The roster ends up brawling with each other. Backstage, Strowman is looking for Corbin and says when he finds him, he’s going to “Get these hands!”

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6-Women Tag Team Match: Sasha Banks, Bayley & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad

The Riott Squad dominates most of the match, until Natalya gets Sarah Logan in a Sharpshooter. On the outside, Ruby Riott grabs the sunglasses Natalya’s late father gave her, and she snaps them. Natalya, having let go of the submission hold, steps despondently to the outside and is comforted as she cries by her teammates. The match is counted out.

No Winners

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Strowman is shown searching high and low for Baron Corbin, without success… so far.

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Singles Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Apollo Crews

Crews cuts a promo pre-match about being a piece of “untapped potential” and indicates that now is his time. Crews comes out strong early in the match but Jinder overtakes him and starts dishing out the offense. Crews comes out and hits a press slam and a standing-moonsault for the 3-count.

Winner: Apollo Crews

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Seth Rollins comes out to the ring with his Intercontinental Championship and both Tag Titles draped on him. Rollins says Corbin helped Brock Lesnar regain the Universal Title at Crown Jewel, and after everything the embattled Roman Reigns did to get that title off him, it’s a slap in the face. As far as Dean Ambrose goes, Rollins say he doesn’t have the balls to come to the ring and explain his betrayal.

Rollins tells the Manchester, England crowd that he’s actually out there to address the Tag Titles, for which he no longer has a partner. He says he can’t defend them… but GM Baron Corbin comes on the big screen and says he can. He’ll defend them right now against Authors of Pain.

Tag Team Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Authors of Pain

AoP comes out aggressively and has Rollins at their mercy as it cuts to commercial.

Back again and AoP is working as a team to batter a helpless Rollins. Rollins somehow manages to fight back and he hits Akam with a Blockbuster for a near-fall. Rollins then tunes up the band and looks for the Stomp. Drake Maverick distracts the ref and Rezar pulls on Rollins’ ankle to stop him. Rollins perseveres and hits AoP with superkicks and then delivers a Frogsplash to Akam for another near-fall.

AoP regains control and they hit their team Powerbomb for the 3-count. AoP are the new Tag Team Champions.

Winners: Authors of Pain (c)

After the match, Ambrose appears and kneels beside the beaten-down Rollins. The crowd chants “You sold out!” He asks if Rollins wants to know why he betrayed him. Rollins affirms but Ambrose just hits him with Dirty Deeds and leaves, without explaining.

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Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Elias

Ziggler out-wrestles Elias early but Elias fires back and grabs a side-headlock. Ziggler counters and hits a neckbreaker for 2. Ziggler cranks on a hold until Elias escapes and goes for a high-risk move off the top rope. Ziggler rolls out of the way and Elias crashes to the mat as it cuts to commercial.

Back again and Elias is taking a beating from Ziggler. Elias keeps trying to fight back but Ziggler always has a counter ready. Elias finally comes back and hits a jumping knee to Ziggler’s face for a 2-count. Elias delivers a sitout powerbomb for a near-fall. They scramble until Elias connects with a Drift Away for the victory.

Winner: Elias

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Kurt Angle cuts a promo ahead of his match later tonight.

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Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey comes out to the ring. The crowd chants her name. Then Rousey addresses Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s comments about wanting to break Rousey’s arm. Rousey says it’s going to take a whole lot more than a new attitude to beat her. Becky may say she’s “The Man”, but Rousey is the “Baddest bitch on the planet!” Rousey mean mugs as her music plays.

Before she can leave, though, Nia Jax comes out to join her in the ring. Jax is all smiles as she grabs a mic. Jax just wants Rousey to know that after Survivor Series, after she taps out Becky Lynch, she’ll be waiting for her. Then Ember Moon enters for her match with Jax.

Singles Match: Ember Moon vs. Nia Jax

Moon puts in a valiant effort but Jax comes out on top with a Samoan Drop.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Tamina comes out to the ring and stares Jax down and then hits another Samoan Drop on Moon. Jax turns heel and tells Tamina to turn Moon over. Tamina puts Moon in a Boston crab and Jax drops a big elbow on her. The crowd boos.

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

Lashley dominates but then Balor starts to fight back. Balor is about to go for a suicide dive but Lio Rush trips him behind the ref’s back. Lashley comes back in the ring and regains control of the match. Balor keeps trying to fight back but Lashley levels him each time. Lashley lands his Standing-Vertical Suplex for a near-fall. Balor finally does comeback and he goes to the top rope for a Coup de Grace. Lio Rush jumps on the apron and causes a distraction.

Balor still ends up knocking Lashley out of the ring and then he goes after Rush. Lashley takes advantage of Balor’s preoccupation and ends up hitting Balor with his finish in the ring.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

After the match, Drew McIntyre’s music interrupts Lashley’s celebration as he comes out for his match, replacing Corbin against Kurt Angle. Lashley looks angry at the disrespect and the two go face-to-face. Rush encourages Lashley to let it go and he does. Then McIntyre helps Balor up. They have a stories history after all. But McIntyre plants him with a Claymore Kick.

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Singles Match: Kurt Angle vs. Drew McIntyre

Angle attacks McIntyre before the bell rings to get the upper hand. Finally the bell is rung and things are officially underway. McIntyre counters with a Glasgow Kiss Headbutt and goes on the offensive now. McIntyre employs a methodical pace as he plants Angle with a crisp neckbreaker. Then he slaps a submission on Angle. Suddenly, Angle hits an Angle Slam out of nowhere but McIntyre rolls to the outside to avoid being pinned. Commercial break.

Back again and McIntyre hits another neckbreaker and a suplex. During the break he threw Angle into the ring-steps. McIntyre wears Angle down with holds. Angle counters and hits his Triple-German Suplex. They scramble and McIntyre manages to deliver a big Claymore Kick. Angle is done but McIntyre doesn’t pin. McIntyre stalks Angle and stands over top of him, mockingly. McIntyre is disappointed that this is the so-called “legendary Kurt Angle.”

McIntyre even offers Angle his leg, tempting him to grab an Ankle Lock. Angle yells out and drives toward McIntyre, but McIntyre controls him and rains bludgeoning shots on the fallen Olympian. McIntyre grabs Angle’s face and says he’s nothing. He’s an embarrassment to himself and his whole family. Angle springs forward and grabs the Ankle Lock. McIntyre struggles and looks about to tap, but he rolls and kicks Angle off him.

Then McIntyre puts Angle down with his own Angle Slam. McIntyre proceeds to put Angle in his own Ankle Lock and Angle looks about to tap… and he does. The bell sounds and Angle’s humiliation at the hands of Drew McIntyre is complete.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

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