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UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

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UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

The WWE Universe was getting ready for a normal match between two WWE Superstars. Little did they know the match would change the lives of both odd them forever.

The Igloo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had been prepared for a Hell in A Cell match between The Dead Man UNDERTAKER and The Mankind MICK FOLEY. Before this match, hell in a cell was just a common match where two wrestlers were locked inside a cage and were literally given everything, starting from chairs, kendo sticks, takes etc. to beat up each other. But this match changed the meaning of hell in a cell forever, it was redefined to be a cage inside of which the locked ones would face the true hell!

UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

It was the most barbaric, death-defying, violent match in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. In one night, Mick Foley put his body on the line and sacrificed himself for the sake of entertainment, thus creating a legacy for himself as the one of the toughest, most respected WWE Superstars of all time. The setup to this match was even greater. The Undertaker was having a bitter sibling feud with his brother, King of the Ring Kane. The Dead Man beat The Big Red Monster in an intensely physical match at WrestleMania, and a month later again in the very first Inferno match.

Jane was put into rivalry with Steve Austin, ego had been winning most of his matches till then, and Mick Foley returned as The Mankind, one of his three personas, and rekindled his rivalry with The Undertaker, thus seeing up a date at The Hell In A Cell. No matter how famous and respected both the stars were before the match, it became the highlight of each man’s career.

THE MATCH

UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

Foley came out first, and God knows what was going through his mind, he wanted the match to happen on the steel cage. And there he was, at the top. As The Undertaker came out, he was challenged by Foley to fight the match on the top. As the match started, Foley had the control as he mounted some punches to his opponent. The first few minutes saw Foley gaining on the Dead Man, but the worst, most remembered moment of the match came when Foley recurrence his first bump, which was being thrown down from the top of the cell about 22 feet down onto the Spanish announcers’ table. This triggered announcer Jim Ross to shout the famous dialogue of the era, “Good God almighty! Good God almighty! That killed him!” and “As God as my witness, he is broken in half!”.

UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

UNDERTAKER vs MICK FOLEY: A Match That Truly Defind Hell In A Cell

Mick remained motionless under the debris, not moving even an inch, while The Undertaker was on the top of the cell starting down. The broken man lying down was attended soon by his longtime friend Terry Funk, followed by WWF’s resident doctor, Dr. Francois Pettit, and various others, including Vince McMahon, who looked much worried though on paper he disliked Foley. Immediately Foley was wheeled out of the arena in a stretcher and the match was stopped.

 

Minutes later, there was commotion on the entrance ramp as Foley matched up onto the top of the cell and the match once again resumed. Foley was fighting with a dislocated arm caused due to the fall, as The Undertaker had a broken foot

Foley gig his second bump of the night when he was choke slammed through the cage onto the ring. No one had thought that the cage would give way under Foley and The Undertaker. For a few moments, he was knocked unconscious, but was able to come around soon. According to the announcers, the prop guy had intentionally made the cage look, but not so that it would just give away. Undertaker after the match said that he had thought that Foley was dead, but he regained well. As he got up, Foley was still smiling through his bleeding lips and teeth, with his one tooth over his nose hanging. It was later found that the tooth broke when he landed face first on the chair he was holding. Foley in his autobiography ‘Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweat socks’ stated that he would have been dead, but was safe as he didn’t properly receive the chokeslam. He said it was the best and the worst choke slam he had received. Foley later explained that the roof of the cell was supposed to sag sufficiently so that Undertaker could kick him through, allowing him to dangle by his feet and eventually fall in a rotation to land on his front. But that didn’t happen.

The match continued for a while longer, ending with Foley being choke slammed by the Undertaker onto a pile of thumbtacks, which Foley himself had strewn onto the ring canvas, and The Undertaker executing the Tombstone Piledriver to end the match and the feud as planned.

Both wrestlers received a standing ovation for the match. In 2011, this incident was named as the number one “OMG!” incident in the WWE history. Both participants have said that the original Hell in a Cell match, between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels at Bad Blood: In Your House on October 5, 1997, was superior; The Undertaker named the Bad Blood contest as his favorite match, while Foley called it the greatest Hell in a Cell bout ever.

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FOX Wanted Someone Like Ronda Rousey For SmackDown

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Ronda Rousey

Ronda Jean Rousey is a professional wrestler, actor, and Mixed martial artist. Her nickname Rowdy is inherited from wrestler Roddy Piper.

Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California, U.S.

Ronda now lives in Venice, California, She made her professional wrestling debut on April 8, 2018, and her MMA debut back in 2010. She is trained in Judo and has a 6th dan black belt in it.

Ronda Rousey has a mixed martial art record of (12-2), Ronda is married to Travis Browne, the two got together in 2017.

Apart from her performances for the UFC and WWE, Ronda has also represented the U.S in various events. She won the Bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics along with many more.

According to the latest WWE News, Fox is pushing WWE in a more sports-oriented direction and for that it is making talent requests, to get the top competitors to SmackDown Live.

Wrestling Inc representative  Justin LaBar reported that Fox is pushing to bring Ronda Rousey to SmackDown.

It wouldn’t even be the first time that Fox and Ronda would collaborate as Ronda has a history with Fox due to her MMA background.

After becoming one of the most famous mixed martial artists of all time, She joined WWE last April but now has joined the company full time.

Ronda didn’t take much time in making a mark, She instantly became a fan favorite due to her in-ring performances and was also crowned the Raw women’s champion in August.

Raw has always been the flagship program for WWE, WWE would have never even thought of moving someone as popular as Ronda to SmackDown a few years back, but after SmackDown went Live in 2016, and now with it moving to FOX the blue brand has become its own beast.

According to the latest WWE News, Fox will be paying WWE a reported $1 billion over a period of 5 years for the rights of SmackDown Live.

SmackDown will also move from Tuesday nights to Friday nights, Fox is going all out with the move and is also looking forward to getting the services of UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier to join WWE SmackDown Live as a commentator.

While Fox would love to have someone as popular and talented as Ronda Rousey in their roster, it would certainly complicate things for the women’s division in the Blue Brand.

Ronda is currently the Raw women’s champion and Becky Lynch is the current SmackDown women’s champion so in order for Ronda to move to SmackDown the women’s division would have to go through a lot of change. And then there is the question of Lynch and Ronda headlining Wrestlemania 35.

All in all however good it is for Fox to get someone like Ronda Rousey to SmackDown it would most likely stir the Women’s division a lot, but if it is get to someone as talented and popular as Ronda Rousey it should be worth it.

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SmackDown takes over RAW as People’s favourite, what’s the reason?

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The Next Universal Champion After The WWE Crown Jewel

WWE split itself into two major brands – Monday Night RAW and Tuesday Night SmackDown. Why? What is the reason? Even I am unaware of it. Leave it. But we know both the brands contain some really awesome superstars like Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, John Cena (though part-time!), Finn Bálor, Dean Ambrose and many more.

I accept both the brands have something unique in them which makes them most entertaining, but RAW has been somewhat more famous and has maintained its supremacy over SmackDown. Well, you can not clearly tell what is the reason behind this. Maybe because RAW had and has better superstars, or maybe the storylines and feuds that this brand makes manages to impress people more. Maybe something else.

SmackDown takes over RAW as People's favourite, what's the reason?

SmackDown takes over RAW as People’s favourite, what’s the reason?

But, if we see of now, RAW is losing the importance it had. The brand is losing its light. In the last two and a half months, RAW has got a big decline in attendance and viewership. The case was so bad that it witnessed its lowest viewership ratio. Now, as I see, there are various reasons behind it. I am a big WWE RAW fan, and as a member of the audience, I list out all the defaults as I see.

Coming to the first, and the biggest reason of course, is the absence of the brand’s baby face Roman Reigns. You can see yourself, since the time Roman left WWE, RAW has taken a dip. When he was in RAW, even if the viewership was not at its max, it was not low either. Roman used to entertain people with his microphone skills as well as fights. He had won the Universal Championship just before two months or so, and had been giving fantastic matches so far. After he left, RAW has not been able to find a replacement of Reigns. Or, rather we should say that RAW has not tried any means to find a replacement for him.

SmackDown takes over RAW as People's favourite, what's the reason?

SmackDown takes over RAW as People’s favourite, what’s the reason?

When we have talked about the Universal Championship, RAW has not done justice to the biggest and perhaps most important Championship belt. After Roman Reigns relinquished the belt, people had thought that their second best choice, Braun Strowman would become the next champion. But, I don’t know what was going on in the mind of Vince McMahon. He left people in shock by crowning Brock Lesnar champion once again.

Talking about Brock Lesnar, he is perhaps the most careless superstar in the RAW roster. He is the Universal Champion, and he has made the championship belt seem like a joke. Roman used to defend his title more often regularly, and this man Brock Lesnar, he is not even present when his roster is suffering from losses. Being the ultimate champion, he is perhaps one of the biggest reason for the loss RAW is facing.

SmackDown takes over RAW as People's favourite, what's the reason?

SmackDown takes over RAW as People’s favourite, what’s the reason?

Next is about the RAW General Manager. General Manager is a man who should know how to impress people by giving them those feuds and matches which they want. And what did Vince McMahon do? He replaced Kurt Angle with the biggest flop of the roster Baron Corbin. Corbin is presently portraying his heel character. Why did Vince make him the General Manager? When Kurt Angle was doing his best job as the manager, this replacement took place. They say that Kurt wanted a return as a wrestler, so he was replaced. Man, isn’t Corbin a wrestler as well as the manager? Then why can’t Angle?

Next is the misuse of people’s favorite superstars. The WWE Universe has its own choice of superstars. How can you know? By their cheers and boos. Superstars like Finn Bálor, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman etc. are the people’s favorite ones. And they aren’t being given proper feuds and matches. Okay, leave Dean and Seth. What about Bálor? After being drafted to RAW, he has only one achievement to his name. He was the first ever Universal Champion, that to only for less than 24 hours. After that, he has been totally misused. Wrong feuds, wrong fights, and everything. Same has been with Braun Strowman. When people wanted him to be the Universal Champion, he was involved in a useless feud with Baron Corbin. Vince is taking wrong decisions and ruining people’s favorite superstars.

SmackDown takes over RAW as People's favourite, what's the reason?

SmackDown takes over RAW as People’s favourite, what’s the reason?

It is good that The Authority has taken everything into their hands. I don’t believe Vince McMahon, but maybe Triple H can do something about it. Yeah, I know it will be awkward to see The Authority outside their heel character as faces, but perhaps this decision would prove somewhat profitable for the weak RAW.

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WWE TLC 2018 : Probably A recovery of the failure WWE Crown Jewel

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So WWE is back once again with another Pay-Per-View event, the famous WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs or The TLC. Now that we’re talking about PPVs, we’re reminded of the long forgotten PPV Crown Jewel, which took place on November 2nd 2018 in Saudi Arabia. Not to mention, it was a disaster.

So, one PPV again? Well, that’s what WWE is all about. Keep entertaining people even if you’ve one or two downs. So, we now are going to witness TLC. History describes TLC to be one of the best PPV events WWE conducts, and it should be the best this year after all the mayhem Crown Jewel caused. At least we hope so!

WWE has already faced back-to-back blows, starting from the Crown Jewel, to the death of some superstars, to RAW facing crisis in viewership and attendance, to the biggest of all, Roman Reigns’ relinquishing The Universal Title and quitting WWE for a long time. After all these, we cannot afford another forfeit.

So far looking at the match card, The TLC 2018 is looking good on paper. And hope it just recovers the loss caused to WWE by the Crown Jewel.

WWE TLC 2018

Let’s take a look at the matches scheduled for TLC 2018, which is going to be held in San Jose, California

1. INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP – SETH ROLLINS (c) vs DEAN AMBROSE

The SHIELD brothers are in a feud once again. After Roman Reigns left WWE for his battle against Leukaemia, Dean took his heel turn on Seth, once again. And by far this feud has been the support pillar for the weak RAW. After a series of sneaky attacks on Seth, Dean finally was put in a match against him. Or rather should we say, Seth got his chance to get his hands on Dean. This time, it’ll be for the IC Championship. Let’s see who swings up! Expect Dean to win a title after a long time.

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP – SETH ROLLINS (c) vs DEAN AMBROSE

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP – SETH ROLLINS (c) vs DEAN AMBROSE

 

2. BRAUN STROWMAN vs BARON CORBIN ( TLC Match)

Baron has been grabbing the spotlight after his appointment as the Constable first, and then the Acting General Manager. He started his feud against Strowman and has taken it to a new level after injuring him badly by working with Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. Braun was fed up with Corbin and things worsened after he cost Braun his Universal Championship match. Stephanie McMahon gave Braun his match against Corbin in the TLC. If Braun wins, he’ll get his title rematch against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble, but if Corbin wins, he’ll become the permanent GM of RAW. Let’s see who wins. Fir the betterment of RAW, let’s see Braun win, if ever he fights!

BRAUN STROWMAN vs BARON CORBIN ( TLC Match)

BRAUN STROWMAN vs BARON CORBIN ( TLC Match)

 

3. RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – RONDA ROUSEY (c) vs NIA JAX

After getting a brisk beating in the hands of Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series, Ronda has to now focus on Nia Jax. The Irresistible Force wants so-called her title back. And she has her partner Tamina in her corner. Ronda has a big obstacle to overcome, and let’s see will she be able to overcome it or not. Expect Ronda to dis-arm Nia.

RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – RONDA ROUSEY (c) vs NIA JAX

RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – RONDA ROUSEY (c) vs NIA JAX

4. SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – BECKY LYNCH (c) vs CHARLOTTE FLAIR vs ASUKA ( TLC Match )

The first-ever women’s TLC match, thanks to Smackdown General Manager Paige. Becky Lynch is back from her injuries caused by Nia Jax and is looking forward to defend her title. Charlotte Flair just finished a beating session against Ronda Rousey and got her title rematch. Both were pumped up for the match when a twist came. Ask the women of SmackDown cane out and demanded a chance for the title, and hence a rumble match was arranged where Asuka win and got her shot. Triple Threat ? Expect Becky to crush her opponents.

SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP – BECKY LYNCH (c) vs CHARLOTTE FLAIR vs ASUKA ( TLC Match )

SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – BECKY LYNCH (c) vs CHARLOTTE FLAIR vs ASUKA ( TLC Match )

5. SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – THE BAR (c) vs THE NEW DAY vs THE USOS

As compared to the RAW tag team champions The Authors Of Pain, the tag team scene in the blue brand has been a good one, but has been becoming a bit boring day by day. Let’s hope we get some new kick after this TLC. But, the question is, will The Bar be able to retain their titles?

SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – THE BAR (c) vs THE NEW DAY vs THE USOS

SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – THE BAR (c) vs THE NEW DAY vs THE USOS

6. FINN BALÓR vs DREW McINTYRE

The blood has been boiling between the two since the recent few weeks, and Finn has been dominated by the trio of Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre. But the feud has been built between Finn and Drew. After he was beaten black and blue by Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre, Finn returned fir a revenge and cost Drew his match against his former ally Dolph Ziggler. So the rivalry has been taken to the TLC, and we hope things square up here with Finn’s win, but rumours say that WWE wants Drew to win. Keep your fingers crossed! Hope things to go in a different way to see Drew win.

FINN BALÓR vs DREW McINTYRE

FINN BALÓR vs DREW McINTYRE

7. ELIAS vs BOBBY LASHLEY

After Leo Rush joined him, Lashley has got a boost in his performance. He took his heel turn and has been doing his work as a great negative since then, with partly teaming up with his heel partners, Corbin and McIntyre. And when things come to Elias, he couldn’t achieve much as a heel, so he’s been given a push by the WWE by making him the face. He’s among those who got beaten up by the Heel Trio. And hence he’s put on a match against Lashley. I get a feeling that he’s going to win.

ELIAS vs BOBBY LASHLEY

ELIAS vs BOBBY LASHLEY

8. NATALYA vs RUBY RIOTT –

This rivalry started after Ruby Riott broke Natalya’s father’s goggles during a match. This hurt Natalya badly, in fact very badly. So, she went out for a revenge. After being continuously beaten by the Riott Squad, Natalya has finally got her chance to take her revenge. This match wasn’t previously settled, but after being crushed on a table by the Riott Squad, this match will be fun to watch. Expect Natalya to break Ruby’s hand into two!

NATALYA vs RUBY RIOTT –

NATALYA vs RUBY RIOTT –

So these was the match card and hope that these matches are enough to bring WWE back to track. If this PPV fails, then God knows who’ll save WWE! But it doesn’t look like this one’s going to fail. Let’s see!

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Tuesday Night SmackDown Live 25th December 2018: All matches and Reviews

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Tuesday Night SmackDown Live 25th December 2018: All matches and Reviews

Well, we have talked a whole lot about Monday Night RAW in the recent times. But to say the truth, Tuesday Night SmackDown Live deserves a lot more discussion and appreciation. The WWE Universe was always made to believe that RAW is the superior brand. But if we see the recent results, SmackDown has established itself as a real competitor of RAW. Where RAW is facing crisis regarding viewership and attendance, SmackDown has continued to impress people to the level best as it always did. Both the superstars and officials of SmackDown Live have been doing a great job to make the brand valued.

Vince has been doing and trying a lot of things to make RAW seem better, but all are in vain after the shows SmackDown has been putting. Leave aside this topic, let us look at what all happened in the SmackDown Live roster on 25th December 2018 on the eve of Christmas. As always, I will not go deep into the matches (links will be provided for each match on the list) and will just discuss and review about the matches.

Here they are –

– SmackDown live kicked off with R-Truth and Carmella – dressed as Truthy Claus and CarmElfa – coming out to spread some cheers among the WWE Universe. But soon they were interrupted by WWE Champion Daniel Bryan. He came into the ring and talked trash about Christmas and Santa Claus ruining the Earth and that the North Pole would not exist after 20 years.

He mocked Truth by saying that his career has been nothing less than a joke and that he could not even count till 30 regarding his Royal Rumble spot. And soon after he attacked Truth and justified his heel character.

Note – Daniel Bryan has taken up his heel turn very well. He has dug deep into the character, and is a big reason for the increasing popularity of SmackDown. But targeting R-Truth was not that good, as I feel!

Mustafa Ali vs Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas

Mustafa Ali picked up the second consecutive and perhaps one of the biggest wins of his career (after the match against Daniel Bryan) when he defeated Almas. The match was pretty fast-faced and full of action. And was full of action as well. There was no moment in the match when one would feel bored.

Though Almas had the upper hand in the first part of the match, but overall the whole match was evenly poised. Almas kept Ali down and finally prepared him for his finish after he kept stomping the former 205 Live star. Almas finally went for the Double Knees to finish things off but Ali side stepped him and hit him with a DDT. Next on the line was his signature move 054 which sealed the deal. One could see that Almas’ advocate Zelina Vega felt the defeat more than Almas himself did. Why? No idea.

WinnerMustafa Ali

The Usos and Anderson & Gallows vs SAnitY and TheBar (8Man Tag Team Match)

Guess who were the guests and commentators for the match? The New Day! Particularly there was no story or build up for this match except the well known feud of The Usos and The Bar. But what the best point of the match was that the lesser known tag teams were the highlights of the match. But looking at the match up, it can be said that it was basically the face team versus the heel team.

Gallows, Anderson and The SAnitY were particularly impressive more than The Usos and The Bar. A tough competition was seen in the ring between the 8 men present in the ring. Even there was a moment where we saw all the eight men breaking down each other. The match became somewhat a chaos, but the final moment saw the face team pick up a win after Gallows and Anderson hit Cesaro with a Magic Killer for the pin.

WinnerThe Usos and Anderson & Gallows

Miz TV with Special guest of the night Shane McMahon

The Miz can really start up his own show Miz TV in the WWE when he decides to retire because he is very good in the mic skills. And, the dream he had been seeing since last November finally was fulfilled after Shane O’Mac agreed to team up with him.

The special guest on Miz TV this week was Shane McMahon. Shane said that changes were coming to SmackDown. He added that the WWE would listen to fans and bring new Superstars into the main roster while delivering new match ups.

The Miz then narrated a story about his father. He started by saying that his father never told him “well done” after he did well in any match or even after winning any Championship belt. He added by saying that his father however was impressed after he saw Shane winning the World Cup in place of Miz and felt that they could make up a great tag team together. Finally Shane reluctantly agreed to team up with him, thus somewhat giving way to the baby face turn off the Miz.

Jeff Hardy vs Samoa Joe

One hell of a fantastic match, which finally ended with no one winning. This rivalry started somewhat when Hardy was out in the ring to celebrate his 20 years in WWE. And, Hardy had now a chance to shut Joe up. Hardy went off to a strong start when he hit an early dropkick to Joe before continuing to dominate match into the break. We came back to see Joe taking back control with an Enzeguiri in the corner.

Joe continued pounding Hardy until the latter hit a Whisper in the Wind. He followed it up with a Twist of Fate and looked for a Swanton Bomb but Joe rolled out of the ring. Hardy again followed Joe to the outside and continued hitting him without caring about his disqualification. But after the match ended, Joe out of nowhere locked Hardy in a Coquina Clutch which left him unmoved for long.

WinnerSamoa Joe by Disqualification

Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Rusev (US Championship)

Rusev started off with some massive strikes. The US Champion tried to counter by locking in a triangle hold but Rusev powers out and rolls out of the ring. Rusev replied with a series of suplexes but ended up eating a kick to the sternum for his troubles. The two men kept going back and forth until Nakamura found a big opening. He hit a knee to the back of Rusev’s head from the top rope. Nakamura looked to finish it off with the Kinshasa but Rusev replied with a Super kick.

He tried to lock in the Accolade but Nakamura went for the Triangle again forcing the Brute to back off. Rusev dodged a Kinshasa and replied with a Machka Kick for the win. Rusev won the United States Championship once again.

WinnerRusev

The ending moment of SmackDown Live saw The Chairman of WWE Vince McMahon confront AJ Styles backstage. Vince told Styles he was letting Daniel Bryan run the show and encouraged Styles to show his dark side. In order to bring it out, he slapped AJ across the back of the head and Styles replied with a right hand to the chairman of the board. Was he successful in bringing the animal out of Styles? Let’s see.

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Monday Night RAW 24th December 2018: All matches, results and reviews

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Almost all of us are a big fan of WWE. Whatever it does or it shows are reviewed by us. That was wrong, that should have been done, this superstar deserved to win etc. and many more. We talk among ourselves what should have been done and what lacked in the episodes. Now, it is a starting of the reviewing of the episodes we see on Monday Night RAW and Tuesday Night SmackDown. For all those who missed the matches, you can see here what happened.

Remember, I am not going to talk about the highlights. If I do, it will be a very long article. I will be listing all what happened and will be reviewing those.

On this article, I will be taking about Monday Night RAW that took place on 24th December 2018. Let us go through it –

RAW on 24th December was a must watch because the McMahon Family and Triple H in the previous RAW had made the announcement that a new start would be made and that each and every superstar would get their chance, and also the new faces would be introduced. So, it would be great to see the Authority taking up face role.

– RAW kicked off with Elias in the middle of the ring in his usual style, holding his guitar with the microphone in the front, but one unusual thing – he was wearing a Christmas Hat. He told the WWE Universe that he was about to give then the best gift of all – a humiliating Bobby Lashley, thus starting the first match of the night.

Elias vs Bobby Lashley (Miracle on 34th Street Fight)

Probably the best match of the night and the best match that Elias could have got into in his career. This was an incredibly entertaining match. All types of holiday weapons were stacked outside the ring and according to the stipulation of the match, anything could be used. Lashley was in control in the early stage of the match, but soon Elias took control and won the match after using some interesting weapons like the Christmas Tree, a bowling ball and finally, his guitar.

WinnerElias

– Heath Slater appeared backstage during the break, wishing for Christmas that his best friend Rhyno was back.

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable (c) vs The Revival (WWE RAW Tag-Team Championships)

You must accept that Vince McMahon is doing pure injustice with the RAW Tag Team Titles. Within the last three months, we have seen the titles change place nearly four or five times. And, look at SmackDown Live. Whenever we have felt that the titles are now stable with one team, the plan changes!

However, the Tag Team Titles are now in the hands of Bobby Roode and Chad Gable. And, they are in feud with The Revival, who deserved to win the titles a lot earlier. And this time too, the match ended with the two Glorious one retaining. Even the match was not that entertaining, with the win coming with a boring roll up by Gable to Dash Wilder.

WinnerBobby Roode and Chad Gable

Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre vs Dolph Ziggler (Triple Threat Match)

Yet once again it feels like Finn Balor is being under-used. However, this match did not disappoint. All the three superstars gave their best and made the match entertaining. Drew dominated in the most stages of the match thanks to his physical strength.

But Balor excelled in the end stages after hitting a Coup De Grace on Drew first and then on Dolph to pin him and win the match. It was a great win for Balor with the Royal Rumble ahead.

WinnerFinn Balor

Vince McMahon’s 3 big announcements

Mr. McMahon appeared backstage and made 3 huge announcements. Firstly, John Cena will be back soon. Second, we’ll get women’s tag-team titles in 2019 and third, Ziggler will face McIntyre in a steel cage next week on WWE RAW.

Mickie James, Alicia Fox &Dana Brooke vs Sasha Banks, Bayley & Ember Moon

A really eventful 6-women tag team match which followed Mr. McMahon’s announcement. As always, the baby faces won the match after some interesting hits from Sasha Banks and Bayley. Sasha hit Alicia Fox and it followed with Bayley immediately hitting a Bayley-To-Belly to Fox for the win.

WinnerSasha Banks, Bayley & Ember Moon

 

Paul Heyman helps bring in the Christmas cheer

Out next in the ring was Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman. He talked about Braun Strowman asking Santa Claus for the replica of the WWE Universal title when he was small and that he had the chance of winning the real one now. Just then the music of Strowman hit, and he went face to face with Heyman and put a red nose and antlers on the petrified advocate of Lesnar.

He also had a message for Lesnar – he was going to be fit in the Royal Rumble and that Lesnar would ‘Get These Hands’!

Ronda Rousey (c) vs Natalya (RAW Women’s Championship)

Two friends fought it out for the Women’s Championship Title. None of the women were dominant and the match was equally poised. We did see a lot of Sharpshooters and judo throws. But in the end, the Baddest Bitch on the Planet won through her trademark Armbar.

WinnerRonda Rousey

Heath Slater vs Jinder Mahal

I don’t know from where did this match come from. But during the match, Jinder Mahal was distracted by a Santa Claus spreading cheers at the ring side. Taking advantage, Slater hit Mahal with a high kick and pinned him but the Singh Brothers broke the pin and started beating down Slater.

Santa entered the ring and helped Slater clear it, before hitting Jinder Mahal with the Gore. Then he revealed himself as Rhyno. Finally Slater got his Christmas wish fulfilled.

WinnerHeath Slater by disqualification

Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin

It would not be wrong to call this a time pass match. There was no build up for this match, and was not a worthy main-event. However, both the wrestlers did whatever they could to make this match worth watching. Rollins had a geared up start fir some time, but Corbin took over soon, and after a lot of beatings, Rollins was able to hit his signature Curb Stomp for the win.

WinnerSeth Rollins

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