WWE RAW Results, Live Updates, Recap, Video highlights (24th December, 2018)

The Christmas Eve episode of WWE RAW comes tonight. As you may know, the episode has been pre-taped already but there won’t be any spoilers here. Scroll down for full WWE RAW Results. 

This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW comes from the GOLDEN 1 CENTER in Sacramento, CA. Although pre-taped there are 2 title matches on this episode. There’s also a Christmas-themed Miracle on 34th Street Fight between Bobby Lashley and Elias which promises to be fun. If that’s not enough, Paul Heyman will be making an appearance tonight to help bring fans some Christmas cheer. We’ll see what Braun Strowman has to say about that.

Rousey vs Natalya

Ronda Rousey will defend her RAW Women’s Championship against her mentor in the WWE, Natalya. Nattie won the 8-women’s gauntlet match last week on RAW to qualify for this match.

RAW Tag-Team title match

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable will defend their titles for the first time tonight. They face The Revival who won a 4-team tag match last week on RAW to earn this opportunity.

Elias and Bobby Lashley – Miracle on 34th Street Fight

Elias and Lashley face off on RAW in a festive-themed Miracle on 34th Street Fight.

Special Paul Heyman appearance

Paul Heyman will make a special appearance on WWE RAW to help bring in the Christmas cheer. What message will Heyman have for Lesnar’s Royal Rumble opponent – Braun Strowman?

WWE RAW Results will be updated as the show begins.

 

WWE RAW Results

RAW kicked off with Elias in the middle of the ring wearing a Santa hat. He said that he was about to give the WWE Universe the best gift of all – humiliating Lashley.

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

Elias vs Lashley was an incredibly entertaining match. There were holiday-themed weapons everywhere as Lashley took control early. Lio Rush kept handing Lashley more weapons as the match went on. He also emptied a box full of legos onto the ring.

Elias sent Rush crashing through a table at ringside after pushing Lashley into him. He followed it up with a knee strike to the jaw and then hit the big man with a fire extinguisher. Elias then unpacked a bowling ball and made great use of it. He finally finished Lashley off by hitting him with a cello and pinning him.

Elias def. Lashley

Heath Slater appeared in a backstage match, wishing that his best friend Rhyno was back, for Christmas.

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

Dawson distracted Roode as soon as the bell rang and Wilder almost rolled him up. Gable and Dawson tagged themselves in and the former Olympian took control.

Back from the commercial break, Dawson was in control and hit a Northern Lights Suplex before tagging in Wilder as Gable hung on. Gable locked in a rope-assisted armbar forcing Dawson to make the tag.

Gable also made a tag as Roode came in like a house on fire, sending Dawson crashing out of the ring. Gable followed it up with a German Suplex to Wilder with Dawson breaking up the pin. Dawson and Wilder hit a suplex combo and went to pin Gable but Roode saved the match for his team. Gable rolled up Wilder for the win.

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable def. The Revival

Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre vs Dolph Ziggler

This build for this match started at WWE TLC and it didn’t disappoint. All 3 men gave it their all although McIntyre dominated large stretches of it thanks to his superior physical presence.

The match ended when Balor broke up a pin attempt from Ziggler with a Coup de Grace. Balor then clotheslined McIntyre out of the ring before hitting Dolph with another Coup de Grace for the win. Another massive win for Finn Balor ahead of the Royal Rumble.

Finn Balor wins

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

An eventful 6-woman tag match followed Vince’s announcement. The fast-paced match was won by the babyfaces after tandem offence from Sasha Banks and Bayley. Sasha hit Alicia Fox and Bayley immediately hit a Bayley-To-Belly for the win.

Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon def. Mickie James Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke

Paul Heyman helps bring in the Christmas cheer

Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman was out next. He said that when Braun Strowman was a child, he asked Santa for a replica WWE Championship and now had a shot at winning the real thing. As he continued, Strowman’s music hit and he met Heyman in the middle of the ring and put a red nose and antlers on Lesnar’s petro=ified advocate.

Strowman continued, saying that he had a message for Brock Lesnar – he would be fit in time for the Rumble and wanted his title.

Ronda Rousey vs Natalya (for the RAW Women’s Championship)

Rousey and Natalya traded holds as the match began. Ronda hit an early judo throw and went for the cover.

Natalya locked in a Sharpshoot but the RAW Women’s Champion managed to break out, causing Natalya to spill out of the ring, The Queen of Harts followed it up with a sleeper hold. Rousey made it back to her feet but was taken down by a clothesline.

Natalya followed it up with a nasty looking abdominal stretch which Rousey countered with a snap suplex. Nattie was still the first one to recover and replied with a vertical suplex.

Rousey dodged a shoulder charge and hit Natalya with a modified Samoan Drop. She hesitated as she went for the armbar and Natalya used the moment to lock in the Sharpshooter.

Rousey couldn’t reach the ropes but countered the Sharpshooter into her patented armbar to retain her title.

Ronda Rousey def. Natalya

Heath Slater vs Jinder Mahal

During this match, Jinder Mahal got distracted by a Santa Claus spreading cheer at ringside. Slater him with a high kick and went to pin the former WWE Champion but the Singh Brothers broke up the pin and started beating down Slater.

Santa entered the ring and helped Slater clear it, before hitting Jinder Mahal with the Gore. Rhyno is back.

Heath Slater wins by DQ

Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin

Seth Rollins got out of the blocks fast with an explosive start. He took Corbin down and sent him packing out of the ring. Rollins followed it up with a suicide dive. Both men sent each other into the barricade before the action went back inside the ring.

Corbin took control with a nasty looking head and shoulder lock. Rollins broke free and caught Corbin with a boot. He followed it up with a Blockbuster from the middle rope. Rollins followed it up with a Slingblade followed by a Falcon Arrow. He covered Corbin but it wasn’t enough.

As chants of “Burn it down” broke out, Corbin replied with a Deep Six, silencing the crowd immediately. The Lone Wolf looked to follow it up with a superplex. Rollins blocked it and looked to reply with a springboard clothesline. Corbin caught him in midair and hit a chokeslam for a nearfall.

Corbin looked to follow up with the End of Days but Rollins maneuvered out if hit, replying with a superkick. Rollins followed it up with the Curbstomp for another big win.

Seth Rollins def. Baron Corbin

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