The November 18 2019 edition of WWE Raw, out of the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1382 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Becky Lynch is Looking for a Fight
Becky Lynch kicked off the show by coming to the ring and demanding the SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and the NXT Women’s Champion Shayna come fight her, as they have been so focused on each other as of late that they’ve completely cut out The Man.
Instead of Bayley and Shayna, however, Becky got The IIconics, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, who had a serious issue with the fact that they had been left off the Women’s Survivor Series team.
Becky was ready to take them both at once, but Charlotte Flair came down to the ring, not wanting to be left out of the action, especially since she and Becky have been tag partners in recent weeks, and a tag match was set.
The IIconics vs. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
Eager to prove to their fellow members of the Raw Women’s Division that it had been a mistake to exclude them from Survivor Series, Billie and Peyton attempted to gain the early advantage with double-team offense, first focusing on Becky and then shifting to Charlotte.
The Queen responded with a series of chops to Billie Kay, but Peyton Royce caused a distraction to stop her. After disposing of Peyton, Charlotte sank in a Figure Eight on Billie Kay while Becky kept Peyton occupied at ringside, and Billie tapped out.
Post-match, Shayna Bazler, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke appeared at ringside to ambush The IIconics, laying out Becky and Charlotte while they were at it. Becky and Charlotte tried to chase them down once they had recovered but were stopped by officials, even though Becky decked one of them in the face in an attempt to get past.
Winner: Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch
AOP Take Matters into Their Own Hands
Backstage, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder were in the midst of an interview regarding their upcoming chance at the Raw Tag Team Championships when they were annihilated by Akam and Rezar, The Authors of Pain, who had left their darkened room for only the second time since returning to WWE TV.
Karl Anderson vs. Humberto Carrillo
All three members of The OC came to the ring together, AJ Styles stating that he would love to put his United States Championship on the line against um-bur-TOE, but simply couldn’t reward the Raw newcomer for disrespecting him.
But Karl Anderson was more than willing to step in for Uncle AJ – at first. Shortly after the match began, Humberto Carrillo took the upper hand and may have even won, as he had Anderson in position for a moonsault, but AJ Styles and Luke Gallows pulled Karl to safety before Humberto launched.
To even the odds, The Street Profits came down to the ring to stand in Humberto’s corner, distracting The OC long enough that Humberto was able to dive to the floor onto them.
After a commercial, the match continued. Karl Anderson had taken control and was doing his best to keep Carrillo grounded in an effort to prevent his high-flying offense, but Humberto eventually broke free, gaining a near fall with his standing moonsault.
Seeing Carrillo building more steam than they were comfortable with, AJ Styles caused a distraction, allowing Luke Gallows to attack Humberto, but with The Street Profits in Humberto’s corner, this wasn’t as successful as they had hoped, and Carrillo picked up the win with a cradle.
Winner: Humberto Carrillo
Bobby Lashley vs. No Way Jose
Lana joined Bobby Lashley to the ring, revealing to the audience that she had not only filed for divorce but had also filed a restraining order against Rusev, and would be with Bobby Lashley forever.
Perhaps he was distracted by Lana’s radiant beauty at ringside, but Bobby Lashley actually fell victim to a string of offense from No Way Jose early in the match. Lashley finally came back with a shoulder strike, however, taking Jose down shortly afterward by rendering him unconscious with a full nelson.
And, of course, Bobby and Lana made out to celebrate.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
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Seth Rollins vs. Andrade
If Andrade Wins, He Becomes Raw Team Captain at Survivor Series
Familiar with each other’s offense, neither Andrade nor Seth Rollins was able to pull away at the start of the match, the two men locked in a test of will until an exchange of kicks allowed Andrade to get a near fall.
Zelina Vega stepped in to attack Seth Rollins, distracting the referee before going for her signature hurricanrana at ringside, but Rollins saw it coming. And to make matters worse for Vega and Andrade, the referee saw it too, ejecting Vega from the match.
Back from commercial, Rollins connected with a slingblade to kick off a barrage of offense on Andrade culminating in another near fall. Andrade was quick to recover, preventing a bucklebomb and unleashing an avalanche of attacks of his own.
Rollins and Andrade went back and forth, neither man gaining a clear advantage despite throwing everything they had at the other, until –
Lucha House Party sprang into the ring, attacking Seth Rollins before turning on Andrade. The four luchadors surveyed each other for a moment, but their similarities weren’t enough to prevent LHP from leveling Andrade as well. Rollins helped Andrade chase them off, and the two agreed to pick up where they left off at a later date.
Winner: Seth Rollins (via disqualification)
Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa
Buddy Murphy’s first choice of an opponent was Aleister Black, which he made evident by charging straight up to Black’s door and pounding on it, exclaiming that he had come to pick a fight. Aleister didn’t come to the door in time, however, and Akira Tozawa was happy to take his place across from his old rival.
Extremely well-acquainted with each other’s in-ring styles, the two former 205 Live Superstars found themselves at an impasse several times throughout this match.
Buddy Murphy having the obvious power advantage was able to shake off much of Tozawa’s attacks, and when he wasn’t brushing Akira to the side, he was catching him mid-air. After Akira Tozawa found luck with a hurricanrana, he attempted to follow up with a suicide dive, but Buddy simply caught him, throwing him down in a suplex.
But this embarrassment only made Akira dig deeper, and he came back at Buddy with a string of attacks including a dropkick, a shining wizard, and an inverted hurricanrana. This deluge of offense gave Tozawa a near fall, but it wasn’t enough to put Murphy away and The Best Kept Secret responded with a knee strike and Murphy’s Law in rapid succession, taking the victory.
Post-match, Buddy Murphy and Aleister Black finally locked eyes backstage, giving a preview of what is sure to come in the near future.
Winner: Buddy Murphy
Erick Rowan Goes on a Rampage
While at ringside for a match against a local competitor, Rowan was presented with the opportunity to take down The Bollywood Boys, who were running through with the 24/7 Championship, doing their best to keep away from R-Truth.
After taking them down with a clothesline, Erick Rowan hopped in the ring, threw the local guy into Sunil and Samir, and took the win with his Iron Claw. R-Truth wisely chose to abandon the pursuit of his precious green title in order to avoid the wrath of Rowan.
Winner: Erick Rowan
Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre
This match was so intense that we wonder how Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre could possibly be at 100% by Sunday, but that is by no means a negative.
Knowing he would have to act fast if he had any hope of overpowering Drew McIntyre, Owens launched himself at his opponent the moment the match began, but it wasn’t enough.
McIntyre soon gained a near fall before kicking Owens in the face, evading Owens’ devastating Stunner by sliding out of the ring. Kevin Owens followed him, but instead of attacking Drew, he caught a suplex for his efforts.
Back from commercial, Drew McIntyre had taken complete control. The action spilled outside of the ring, at which point Owens was able to gain some momentum with a senton and a superkick, but McIntyre took over again, scoring a near fall with a powerbomb.
Back in the ring, Kevin Owens took it to McIntyre with a frog splash and his popup powerbomb, gaining a near fall for each, but McIntyre refuses to stay down. Frustrated, Owens climbed the ropes for a Swanton but Drew got his knees up at the last second.
Kevin evaded a Claymore with a superkick, but McIntyre connected on the second attempt. Unbelievably, just as it appeared Kevin had lost, his foot touched the bottom rope. Owens’ Stunner was enough to drop McIntyre, but not enough to put him away, and he, too, got his foot on the ropes.
With another Stunner, Kevin Owens hoped to finally keep Drew down for good, but before he could pin his opponent, Triple H made his entrance.
Triple H Offers an Opportunity
Back from commercial, the match had ended and Drew McIntyre was nowhere in sight. Instead, Triple H stood alone in the ring with Kevin Owens, offering him a drink of water before revealing what he had come to say.
With Damian Priest, Dominik Dijakovic, and The Forgotten Sons one the ramp, Triple H began a speech aimed at convincing Kevin Owens that NXT was his true home and the only place that ever really accepted him for who he is (and making a very convincing argument in the process).
In true Cerebral Assassin fashion, Triple H told Owens that no one on Raw cared about him, but NXT did – and always has. Owens looked to be seriously considering what Triple H was saying, but before any decisions could be made or responses could be given, a group of Raw Superstars ambushed the NXT squad on the ramp.
As the two groups fought outside of the ring, The Undisputed Era snuck up on Kevin Owens, launching a 4-on-1 attack. This could have been against Triple H’s wishes, however, as Adam Cole stepped aside to argue with his leader. The OC ran down to even the score, chasing away The Era while Triple H disappeared into the backstage area.
Survivor Series Gets Extreme
Backstage, The Beast’s advocate, Paul Heyman, announced that the match between his client and Rey Mysterio for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series would now be No Holds Barred.
And though this stipulation seemingly benefits Brock Lesnar, Rey Mysterio was quick to respond in a promo of his own, informing Paul Heyman and anyone else who doubted him that he had full intentions of walking away with the title on Sunday, and would have no problem using weapons to do it.
Asuka vs. Natalya
After a quick back and forth, Asuka began her usual mind games, holding out her hand to Natalya then rejecting the handshake, to which Natalya responded with a kick to the midsection.
And when Natalya overcame Asuka’s attempts to gain the upper hand, Asuka pulled out all of the stops, gaining a near fall with her spinning back fist before locking Natalya in an octopus stretch.
Natalya came back with a flurry of offense, scoring a near fall of her own with a clothesline, but a distraction from Kairi Sane at ringside allowed Asuka to take the win with a vicious kick to the side of Natalya’s head.
The Viking Raiders vs. Randy Orton and Ricochet
Earlier in the evening, Randy Orton claimed that he would be choosing a partner he knew would benefit him, and for no other reason. And when Ricochet made his entrance, it was clear why he said it, as Orton and Ricochet have become rather bitter rivals in recent weeks.
The Raw Tag Champs got the early advantage with Erik using his power advantage to ground Ricochet. Ricochet escaped with a dropkick, tagging in Randy Orton. As chaos erupted between all four men in the ring, we were shown a brawl backstage between groups of men from Raw and SmackDown.
Back from commercial, The Viper was impressively keeping Erik on the mat, and when Ricochet and Ivar tagged in, Ivar proved that he could hang with the high-flyer with his signature cartwheel across the ring.
Ivar followed up with a handspring elbow and Ricochet tagged out, but Ivar caught both he and Orton with a dive to the outside anyway. Randy came back with his DDT in the ropes, but as he set up for the RKO, a gang of SmackDown roster members sprinted to the ring, laying waste to everyone in sight.
Erik and Ivar began to fight off the attackers, but just then, the NXT roster rolled up, tipping the scales and causing even more havoc. Randy Orton, Ricochet, and The Viking Raiders watched the NXT and SmackDown rosters brawl it out at ringside, and when NXT came out on top, invited them to the ring to fight.
But a second wave of NXT guys appeared from the crowd, forcing the Raw group to desperately hit finisher after finisher in an effort to beat the odds. Flanked by a squad of Raw Superstars, Seth Rollins sprinted down to join the fray and at this, Triple H cut a promo backstage, calling out both the Raw and SmackDown rosters.
He said that NXT would be taking the win at Survivor Series, but in the meantime, both Raw and SmackDown were more than welcome to make a statement at Full Sail on Wednesday.
WWE Raw Results (November 18 2019)
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