The November 25 2019 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, 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 #1383 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Seth Rollins’ Town Hall
Seth Rollins opened Raw with a Town Hall meeting in the ring. To be more specific, Seth Rollins stood in the ring talking down to the rest of the Raw roster standing at ringside. Figuratively and literally.
Not only was Rollins literally above them, but he also blamed the rest of Raw for their epic loss at Survivor Series. He called out each member in turn, and not one of them took the criticism very well, leaving one by one until finally, the remaining roster members left as a group.
All except Kevin Owens, who stepped in the ring to stand face to face with Rollins. Rollins ran him down too, much more pointedly, telling Owens that he would “never be Seth Rollins.” And instead of responding with words, KO responded with actions, hitting Seth with a Stunner and walking away.
Backstage, Rollins gave his thoughts on the meeting and Kevin Owens’ actions, informing the WWE Universe that he was, obviously, less than pleased.
Rusev Gets Revenge
Rusev was shown entering the arena when he was served a restraining order filed by Bobby Lashley and Lana.
So it was no surprise that, during a match between Bobby Lashley and Titus O’Neil in the next segment, Rusev intervened. Finally fed up with the embarrassment and mistreatment from Lana and Bobby, Rusev caused a disqualification in Bobby’s match, ambushing him in the middle of the ring before pummeling him at ringside.
Police officers and WWE officials surrounded Rusev, handcuffing him and attempting to escort him from the arena. But Rusev was resilient, sending Bobby flying from the stage with a kick (while handcuffed) before kicking a lighting rig on top of him for good measure.
Bobby Lashley was stretchered out of the arena while Lana screamed in horror and Rusev appeared extremely pleased with himself.
Authors of Pain vs. Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder
In their return to in-ring action, Akam and Rezar absolutely crushed Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, making a statement by beating the former tag team champions down far more than necessary to take the win.
Winner: Authors of Pain
Andrade vs. Akira Tozawa
Andrade was the first to attack, most likely under the impression that this would be an easy win for him. And while he was largely correct, Akira Tozawa fired off an impressive combo before taking the loss, including a hurricanrana and a german suplex.
Andrade put a stop to Akira’s momentum by tripping him on the top rope, however, and his signature Hammerlock DDT brought him to victory.
Matt Hardy vs. Buddy Murphy
Before the match, Aleister Black was shown in his darkened room, informing Buddy Murphy that he knew Buddy had a match, but he hadn’t forgotten Buddy’s challenge before Survivor Series and would be keeping an eye out for the Best Kept Secret.
Once the match began, Buddy Murphy took the upper hand early, beating Matt Hardy down in the ring before throwing him to the floor, and into the barricade, then back in the ring.
Matt Hardy dodged an attack from Buddy Murphy with a Side Effect, hitting Buddy with a forearm and a kick to the face when he tried to attack Hardy in the corner. The Hardy Boy went for a Twist of Fate, but Buddy Murphy spun out of it, responding with three vicious knee strikes and winning the match.
With a bloody face, Buddy Murphy picked up a microphone and called Aleister Black out once again. And before he had even finished the sentence, Aleister was making his entrance, wasting no time in locking up with Buddy.
Aleister nearly elbowed Buddy’s head off his shoulders before hitting an elbow and a knee strike that knocked Murphy clear out of the ring. Disoriented, Buddy considered getting back in the fight but chose instead to retreat. Aleister allowed him to leave, but this certainly won’t be the last time we see these two across the ring from each other.
Winner: Buddy Murphy
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AJ Styles (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo
United States Championship Match
AJ Styles made his entrance first and as he stood watching Humberto Carrillo make his way to the ring, Styles’ cohorts Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson took Humberto out. Humberto tried to fight off their attack, but a Magic Killer on the steel steps was too much for the challenger to overcome.
As officials tended to Humberto, Ricochet ran down to check on his friend, then picked up a microphone and told Styles that he had no business being a champion because he was a coward who enlisted the help of his friends to bring down anyone who challenged him.
Ricochet said he could fix that by relieving AJ of the title, but AJ refused, claiming that he had agreed to a match against Humberto, not him. At that point, Randy Orton’s music hit, and The Viper threw his name in the hat for a United States Championship match as well – which Styles refused.
Styles said that he’s already beaten both Orton and Ricochet in US title matches, several times, in Ricochet’s case, so he would not be stooping to a match against either of them.
Drew McIntyre volunteered himself as well, at which point Styles said that he was “too tired” from his Survivor Series match. Rey Mysterio was the last to come to the ring and, of course, Styles said no to him too, so Ricochet suggested a Fatal 4-Way to determine No. 1 Contender for Styles’ title.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson loved the idea and after a bit of persuasion, AJ Styles agreed.
Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
United States Championship No. 1 Contender Match
Back from commercial, the Fatal 4-Way began, Ricochet and Rey Mysterio facing off one-on-one after throwing Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton out of the ring, but it wasn’t long before the heel duo was back in action.
Each with a bone to pick with Ricochet, Drew and Randy double-teamed Raw’s resident superhero, stopping every attempt he made at a comeback, until Rey Mysterio came soaring into the ring, taking them out.
Ricochet and Rey then got the one-on-one action they were looking for, exchanging strikes in the ring. With Ricochet and Rey struggling on the top rope and Drew hanging beneath them, Drew sat up unexpectedly, throwing both Ricochet and Rey to the mat.
Back from commercial, AJ Styles and his pals were at ringside, watching the action closely. Ricochet connected with enziguris to both Drew and Randy, to which Randy responded with a DDT in the ropes, but Drew broke the ensuing pin.
Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton chopped each other bloody, Orton feigning injury so Drew would let his guard down long enough to receive a poke to the eye. Orton threw a few more strikes, then Ricochet got involved, leveling McIntyre with a crossbody.
Drew McIntyre powered up for a Claymore Kick, but Randy Orton stopped him with an RKO. The OC jerked Randy out of the ring before he could capitalize, throwing him into the barricade and leaving Rey Mysterio to take the win for himself.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
AJ Styles (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
United States Championship Match
AJ Styles attacked Rey Mysterio as the opening bell rang, taking advantage of the fact that Rey had just competed in a grueling match to earn the one he was in.
Styles clobbered Rey Mysterio until the luchador was eventually able to lay in a few knee strikes, allowing him to slowly fight his way back into the match. Rey Mysterio connected with a kick to the jaw of Styles and powered up for a 619, but Karl Anderson pulled his leg out beneath him to prevent the attack.
Fortunately, the referee saw this interference, ejecting both Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows from the ringside area.
Back from commercial, AJ Styles was back in control, but when he ran for a corner attack, Rey dodged, sending Styles crashing into the ring post crotch-first. Mysterio took his window of opportunity, launching himself from the top rope, hitting Styles with a senton before connecting with a headscissor/bulldog combo, and gaining a near fall.
Another exchange ended with Styles stumbling into the referee after a 619, which opened the door for Gallows and Anderson to make their way back down to the ring, attacking the challenger. Randy Orton ran down next, chasing Gallows and Anderson off, but receiving a forearm from Styles when he turned toward the champ.
Styles would instantly come to regret this decision, as Randy Orton made the assist to Rey Mysterio, hitting Styles with an RKO after a second 619 from Rey. The referee regained consciousness just in time to make the 3-count and Rey Mysterio became the new United States Champion, celebrating with his son Dominik to end an incredible set of segments.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Kevin Owens Takes a Shot at Seth Rollins
"You know what the difference is between you and I is, @WWERollins? I have known who I am since the moment I first laced up a pair of wrestling boots 20 YEARS AGO." – @FightOwensFight #RAW #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/Nq47blatMu— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) November 26, 2019
Backstage, Kevin Owens cut an excellent promo, in which he spoke directly to Seth Rollins, telling The Kingslayer that he heard every word he had said earlier in the evening. And essentially said that Rollins was right, Kevin Owens would never be Seth Rollins, because Kevin is better than Seth Rollins.
Kevin didn’t speak in third person (although now I kind of want that), but you get the idea.
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
Last night’s betrayal during the Women’s Survivor Series Match, in which Asuka abandoned her team after spraying Charlotte with the green mist, led to this match, as Charlotte Flair was intent on getting revenge on The Empress.
And she started off strong, taking Asuka down as she taunted Charlotte for the green tinge in her hair before kicking Kairi Sane off the apron. Asuka tried to fight back, but Charlotte wasn’t having it, throwing elbows to Asuka and even overcoming interference from Kairi Sane.
Back from commercial, Charlotte Flair dropkicked Asuka outside of the ring. Asuka responded with a series of submission holds, but Charlotte broke free, her boot connecting with the side of Asuka’s head when The Empress tried for her hip attack.
Charlotte rolled out of an Asuka Lock, gaining a near fall before unleashing a barrage of strikes. Asuka scouted a moonsault attempt from The Queen, but Charlotte wasn’t fazed at all, going straight for a spear, but again, Asuka dodged, scoring a near fall for herself with a knee.
The women traded submissions, Charlotte coming close to victory with a Boston crab, throwing a knee and a spear when Asuka escaped. Kairi Sane interfered a second time and fell victim to an attack from Charlotte, but just as Charlotte was turning back toward her opponent, Asuka sprayed her with the green mist, rolling her up for the win.
Erick Rowan vs. Beans
Erick Rowan was probably going to beat him to a pulp anyway, but Beans made the fatal mistake of peeking under the cloth covering Erick’s mysterious pet’s cage before the match, which only made the attack worse.
Rowan brought the hammer down on Beans with no mercy, leaving him lying motionless in the ring after winning the match, walking away with his pet in his arms.
Winner: Erick Rowan
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
To settle their differences, or more likely exacerbate their issues even more, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens went one-on-one to determine which of them was the better man.
The tone of the match was set the moment the bell rang, with Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins locking in a brawl that spilled to ringside. Rollins attempted a dive onto Owens, but Owens blocked it, firing off a dropkick/senton combo for a near fall in return.
Rollins caught a kick from Owens, hitting a slingblade then throwing Owens out of the ring, this time connecting with his suicide dive – twice. Back in the ring, Rollins went for a diving knee, but Owens dodged, hitting Rollins in the face with a superkick.
This infuriated Seth Rollins, who rolled out of the ring and grabbed a steel chair as the referee pleaded with him to put it down.
Back from commercial, both men were back in the ring. Kevin Owens flew from the top rope looking for a Swanton but Seth Rollins got his knees up, taking control of the match.
Rollins rained down strikes on Owens, but when he tried to follow up with a harder-hitting attack, Owens flattened him with a DDT before throwing a cannonball in the corner and one to the floor when Rollins rolled out of the ring to escape.
Back in the ring, Kevin Owens hit a frog splash, but it wasn’t enough to put Rollins away. Rollins tried for a Pedigree, which Owens blocked, but Rollins’ Falcon Arrow was successful.
Seth Rollins powered up for the Curb Stomp, but Kevin Owens saw it coming and caught Rollins mid-air, throwing him down in a powerbomb. Rollins blocked a Stunner and the two traded superkicks until Owens caught Rollins with a Stunner.
Owens was too exhausted to pin Rollins, and as the two laid motionless in the ring, Akam and Rezar of AOP marched toward them. Kevin Owens tried to fight them off, but Akam and Rezar overpowered him, laying Owens out before turning toward Seth Rollins.
Akam and Rezar threw off their suit jackets as Seth Rollins prepared for a fight, but AOP merely stared at Rollins for a moment, then turned and walked back up the ramp.
There had obviously been a disqualification at this point, and the match was therefore over, but instead of leaving the ring, Rollins hit an already injured Owens with two Curb Stomps to close the show.
Winner: Kevin Owens (via disqualification)
WWE Raw Results (November 25 2019)
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