Here are five things we learnt from Raw last night:
Braun Strowman will get Baron Corbin AND Brock Lesnar… if Raw wins at Survivor Series
Braun opened the show by charging through the participants of a tag team battle royal and demanding a match with Baron Corbin.
Stephanie McMahon came out to tame the monster and told him if he leads Team Raw to victory at Survivor Series he can have whatever he wants.
She promised him a match for the Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar, plus revenge on Baron Corbin.
Steph even said Braun could pick the match stipulations (which sounds like bad news for Corbin).
As usual, Steph showed no fear – not even in the face of a 6’10”, 350lbs monster – and Braun promised he’ll destroy WWE HQ if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Baron Corbin then came out to taunt Strowman, but was followed by Ronda Rousey, who took out her frustrations by judo throwing Corbin to the mat.
Poor Bazza Corbin – everybody wants to beat him up.
Becky Lynch is 1-0 over Ronda Rousey
Rousey had more tough words for her Survivor Series opponent Becky Lynch later on the show – another great promo from the Baddest Woman on the Planet.
But Becky got the last word when she jumped Ronda backstage and locked in the Dis-Arm-Her.
Becky then led an all-women’s invasion, with the SmackDown superstars annihilating the Raw women.
In the chaos Becky was busted over and bleed heavily from the nose – an image that only added to her nails-hard aura.
Ronda charged out to make the save but only had one good arm.
The fans chanted for Becky as she nailed Ronda with a chair and left in arena, face bloodied and arms raised in victory. She really is “The Man”.
WWE finally gave us Brock Lesnar v Jinder Mahal
Last year at Survivor Series it was meant to be Universal Champion Lesnar v WWE Champion Mahal – until the title switched to AJ Styles to make the match Brock v AJ.
Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out to cut a promo on Lesnar v Styles II at this Sunday’s Survivor Series.
In what must be among the stupidest decisions a wrestler has ever made, Jinder Mahal interrupted and invited Brock to join him in a quick mantra chant.
Unsurprisingly, Brock almost took Jinder’s head off and snapped the Singh brothers in half with furious German suplexes.
If you’re wondering what WWE sees in Brock Lesnar and why he’s been made champion again, this is it – no superstar has in-ring legitimacy like Lesnar. It was brutal to watch.
Dean Ambrose has burned the past
Seth Rollins came to the ring to once again ask why Dean Ambrose betrayed and attacked him.
Ambrose appeared on the big screen for a daft promo from the parking lot, sat next to a fire.
He rambled about how it was all Rollins’ own fault for being too selfish, too self-absorbed, and for talking to Dean like he was “an imbecile”.
Ambrose said every day was a chance to be reborn and tossed his Shield vest into the fire.
Back in the ring, Rollins welled up.
Normally, the impatient WWE would have booked a one-on-one match at Survivor Series – but it looks like WWE is playing the long game with Ambrose v Rollins.
Could WWE be saving the big showdown between the former Shield brothers for WrestleMania?
The Raw Survivor Series teams have been named
The men’s team will be Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Finn Balor, and Bobby Lashley.
Balor was added after he beat Ziggler and Lashley earned his shot with a cheap count-out win over Elias.
Women’s team captain Alexa Bliss (who’s managing from the sidelines) announced her team as Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina, Natalya, and Ruby Riott.
This was after making Sasha Banks and Bayley fight it out over a spot in the team – only to then attack them and give the spot to Riott.
It also came after Riott mocked the death of Jim Neidhart in an ugly promo and then nailed Natalya with the weakest Hart Attack in WWE history.
Chad Gable and Bobby Roode won a tag team battle royal to be named captains on the 10-on-10 tag match.
They’ll be leading The Revival, Lucha Party, The Ascension, and the B-Team against the SmackDown tag teams.
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