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WWE Raw Results: November 5 2018

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The 11/05/18 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, 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 #1328 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

Survivor Series Squabble


With the entire Raw roster on stage, Baron Corbin made his way to the ring, where a group of security guards stood watch. He gave a rundown of all the matches occurring at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view and reminded everyone that Shane McMahon stole the World Cup from Raw, so they had even more motive to defeat SmackDown Live.

Corbin announced that he had appointed himself Survivor Series captain, in hopes that a victory for Raw would lead to a permanent GM position (though he wouldn’t actually be wrestling). On his team would be Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre.

He then made Alexa Bliss the women’s team captain, who announced that she wouldn’t be wrestling either, but was honored to be given the position. In order to scout out the best members for her team, she set a match between The Riott Squad and Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Bayley to take place immediately.

Kurt Angle interrupted the bad guy party, telling the audience that he was ready to compete again after last year’s Survivor Series. Corbin denied his request, but Angle refused to accept defeat and challenged him to a match for Team Captain. After calling Corbin an embarrassment, the acting GM finally agreed to the match.

Angle eventually left, but before Corbin and Bliss could get going again, Strowman ran down to the ring, bulldozed through the security guards, and chased Corbin back up the ramp, causing a brawl between everyone on stage. Strowman then began searching the backstage area for Corbin but was unable to locate the GM.


The Riott Squad vs. Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Natalya


After coming to the ring sporting her late father’s sunglasses, Natalya attempted an early victory with a Sharpshooter, but Ruby Riott managed to break free and continue the match. From there, The Riott Squad dominated much of the action until Ruby Riott took things too far and snapped The Anvil’s sunglasses in half. The Riott Squad walked away while Bayley and Sasha sat by Natalya at ringside, attempting to comfort their teammate.

Winner: N/A (double countout)


Apollo Crews vs. Jinder Mahal


As there were still two open spots for the men’s Survivor Series team, these two had something extra to prove. Jinder Mahal nearly took the victory, but Apollo Crews snagged a win against The Maharaja with his gorilla press drop/standing moonsault combo.

Winner: Apollo Crews


Seth Rollins (c) vs. AoP

Raw Tag Team Championship Match


Seth Rollins made his way to the ring weighed down by both Raw Tag Championships and the Intercontinental Championship. He gave an overview of the events at Crown Jewel and Dean Ambrose’s turn, then got into the real reason he came to address the audience. Rollins began to announce that he was relinquishing the tag championships, as he clearly could not defend both of them on his own. Before he could make it through the announcement, however, Baron Corbin set a championship match between Seth Rollins and AoP.

AoP wasted no time in getting the action going, eager to run through Rollins and become the new tag champions. Rollins gave Akam and Rezar everything he had, but ultimately, he had very little chance of defeating the behemoths of the tag division alone.

Post-match, Dean Ambrose sauntered out of the crowd, eyeing his former tag partner before giving him a Dirty Deeds and leaving without a second glance.

Winner: AoP


Dolph Ziggler vs. Elias


Dolph Ziggler came to the ring, grabbed a mic, and said that Shane McMahon being the best in the world was impossible, as that title was already taken – by Ziggler himself. Elias cut in with a riff, promising to reunite Oasis, of all things. Ziggler interrupted his concert one too many times, causing Elias to challenge him to a match.

Ziggler continued to take his aggression out on Elias the moment the match started and did his best to keep The Drifter down. The crowd chanted for Elias from the moment he stepped on the stage, to the very last moment he was shown in the ring, so a victory over Ziggler was well-deserved. After a hard fought match, the Manchester crowd’s wish was granted when Elias defeated Ziggler with his Drift Away.

Winner: Elias


Becky Lynch is Cute


Ronda Rousey made her way to the ring to drag Becky Lynch, calling it “cute” that Lynch wanted to rip her arm off. Rousey continued by listing her own accomplishments, then naming herself the baddest bitch on the planet.

Before she could leave the ring, Nia Jax joined her in it. Jax said that she would be waiting for Rousey after Survivor Series. Ember Moon then joined the other two and presumably challenged Nia to a match (the interaction was cut off by commercial breaks).


Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon


Both Nia and Ember were vying for a place on Alexa Bliss’ Survivor Series team and both worked to put on an impressive show. As always, we feel that Ember deserves to be pushed to the moon (pun intended), but it was Nia Jax who took the victory this time, gearing up for an inevitable meeting with Ronda Rousey.

After the bell, Tamina joined Jax and a laid out Ember Moon in the ring. Tamina attacked Moon, and instead of protecting her friend, Jax joined in on the assault, making a new friend in Tamina in the process.

Winner: Nia Jax


Corbin Makes an Escape


Throughout the evening, Baron Corbin was repeatedly shown narrowly escaping Braun Strowman. On his way out of the arena altogether, Corbin announced that he would no longer be facing Kurt Angle for Survivor Series team captain; instead, Drew McIntyre would be taking his place. Strowman then found Corbin again, but the acting GM was already driving away.


Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Bálor


Even with interference from Lashley’s hype man, Lio Rush, Finn Bálor proved to be a difficult opponent to defeat. Although Lashley held the upper hand throughout most of the match, Bálor refused to stay down. He put up a good fight, but Bálor was unable to overcome Lashley in the end.

Drew McIntyre came to the ring before either Bálor or Lashley could leave. Lashley got away safely, but the same could not be said for Bálor. McIntyre beat down the leader of Bálor Club as a warm up to his match against Kurt Angle.

Winner: Bobby Lashley


Drew McIntyre vs. Kurt Angle


Taking no chances against the Scottish Psychopath, Kurt Angle hot-started the match, attacking McIntyre before the bell rang. For a moment, it appeared Angle’s strategy might pay off, but McIntyre used his size and speed to take Angle to his limits. With vicious stomps, kicks, and holds, McIntyre slowly wore Angle down.

There was a glimmer of hope for Angle when he trapped McIntyre in an ankle lock, but McIntyre wasn’t down for long and came back with an ankle lock of his own, defeating Angle with his own finisher. McIntyre may have won the match, but Baron Corbin is still Survivor Series Team Captain.

Winner: Drew McIntyre


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