Monday Night Raw (12/3/2018)

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (12/3/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. General Manager-elect Baron Corbin’s “with me or against me” policy continues. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Tag Team Match: Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. Nia Jax & Tamina

Before the match can get underway, The Riott Squad comes out and they beat up Natalya while Jax and Tamina beat up Rousey. Natalya gets put through a table and Rousey is left the worse for wear as all the heels take their leave. Rousey crawls over to Natalya at ringside and tends to her friend as it cuts to commercial.

No Winner

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Head of the Women’s Division Alexa Bliss comes out to the ring. She says she wants to redo the fan Q & A with Sasha Banks and Bayley, which was a failure last week. Bayley asks Bliss how many questions they’ll answer this time before they are ambushed. Bliss apologizes for last week’s turn of events, saying she had no idea that would happen. Banks and Bayley answer some questions but then Dana Brooke, Mickie James and Alicia Fox run out to interrupt. Bliss gives them the gears and tells them that’s not happening again this week. Bliss ends up making a tag team match to settle things.

Tag Team Match: Boss’N’Hug Connection vs. Alicia Fox & Mickie James

Banks and Bayley pick up the victory.

Winners: Boss’N’Hug Connection

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Rousey angrily tells Bliss that she will be finding a new tag team partner and will be having her match against Jax and Tamina later tonight.

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Singles Match: Scott Dawson vs. Lucha House Party

It’s announced that the singles match will be competed under Lucha House rules, meaning all three Lucha House Party members can participate. For some reason Dash Wilder simply watches from the outside as his partner takes on 3 opponents. Lucha House Party picks up the win.

Winners: Lucha House Party

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General Manager-elect comes out for Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night. He plays a video package on the big screen honoring the Scottish Psychopath, then he introduces the man himself. Corbin presents a gold medal, Raw’s Gold Medal of Excellence, for destroying Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. McIntyre says he is grateful for the gesture, but he was just doing what was necessary. McIntyre says when he returned to WWE, the other talent backstage were complacent and that’s why he decided to reform Raw in his image.

Then McIntyre talks about his TLC opponent Finn Balor, but suddenly Dolph Ziggler’s music interrupts and he comes out to the ring. Ziggler says he thought he and McIntyre had an alliance. They were dominating Raw, but Ziggler wasn’t even in the video package, nor was he invited to this Appreciation Night. McIntyre admits Ziggler wasn’t invited. McIntyre says he was always the whole package, and Ziggler’s role was simply to get him into a prominent position. He thanks Ziggler for succeeding at that for once in his life.

Ziggler looks upset and McIntyre tells him he should be kissing his feet for making Ziggler relevant for the first time in 10 years. Ziggler attacks McIntyre and levels him with a ZigZag before taking his leave. Corbin yells at him as he leaves and says if Ziggler wants a fight, he’s got one right now.

Singles Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler

McIntyre dominates a tenacious Ziggler. He tells Ziggler he’s been going easy on him. He seems to still have a soft spot for him. So McIntyre will pretend Ziggler is someone he doesn’t like. He’ll pretend he’s Finn Balor. Then McIntyre turns it up and starts to humiliate Ziggler with the proceeding beatdown. But then Finn Balor comes out and walks down to the ring as it cuts to commercial.

Back again and Ziggler is having some success after Balor distracted McIntyre. The match goes back and forth. Balor seizes an opening and clobbers McIntyre with a dropkick at ringside, behind the ref’s back. The ref counts to 9 but McIntyre just beats the count, only to get superkicked as he gets in the ring by Ziggler for the 3-count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

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Elias is in the ring cutting a promo and doing his shtick. Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush interrupt his song. Lashley does some posing as Rush commentates. Elias charges up the aisle and he and Lashley start to brawl. Elias ends up chasing Lashley off with his guitar, ready to swing. Elias ends up smashing the guitar over Rush’s back, after Balor chases Rush back up onto the main stage.

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Singles Match: Bobby Roode vs. Drake Maverick

If Roode wins, he and Chad Gable get a tag title shot at champs Authors of Pain. As the match gets underway, AoP is shown backstage attacking Gable. Corbin decides to change the match to a handicap match with AoP against Roode. Roode hits a Glorious DDT on Maverick but AoP charges to the ring and starts attacking him as well. Gable comes out to the ring and tries to help his tag partner but AoP dominates them both. Maverick ends up pinning Roode for the victory.

Winners: Authors of Pain & Drake Maverick

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Dean Ambrose comes out to the ring wearing a gas mask, accompanied by a SWAT team wearing gas masks. Ambrose says you can’t be too careful in a cesspool like Houston, Texas. Then he starts cutting a promo on Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins. Rollins comes out to interrupt and Rollins runs into the ring and backdrops Ambrose to the floor. Then Rollins beats up all of Ambrose’s SWAT team. Rollins and Ambrose brawl into the audience. Ambrose ends up battering Rollins with a gas mask at ringside.

Ambrose spikes Rollins with a Dirty Deeds on the floor and then the SWAT team rolls Rollins into the ring. Ambrose talks trash at the audience and at Rollins. Ambrose nails Rollins with another Dirty Deeds in the ring for good measure.

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Loser Gets Fired Match: Rhyno vs. Heath Slater

Corbin told the partners only one of them could stay on Raw and made a match between them to compete for the spot. Slater picks up the victory.

Winner: Heath Slater

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Singles Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Finn Balor

Balor picks up the victory, with a little assist from Apollo Crews after the Singh Brothers tried to interfere.

Winner: Finn Balor

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Drew McIntyre attacks Finn Balor backstage.

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Tag Team Match: Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon vs. Nia Jax & Tamina

Moon ends up hitting Tamina with an Eclipse and then Rousey slaps an armbar on her for the submission victory.

Winners: Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon

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