WWE taped next week’s edition of Monday Night Raw In Detroit, Michigan tonight. The broadcast will air on New Year’s Eve rather than being held live due to the holiday.
Full spoilers can be found below.
-Drew McIntyre defeated Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage Match. Following the match, McIntyre placed Ziggler’s head between a steel chair and the cage before hitting him with a Claymore Kick. McIntyre then declared he will compete in the Royal Rumble Match, then hit Ziggler with another Claymore Kick.
-Backstage, Shane McMahon and Triple H are shown getting out of a limousine.
-Seth Rollins comes to the ring and talks about fresh starts, calling out Dean Ambrose for a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship. Triple H appears instead and reminds Rollins that automatic championship rematches have been abolished, and that instead, he will face Bobby Lashley if he wants to earn another title shot. Shane McMahon then appears and announces that there will be a battle royal to determine Ambrose’s next challenger, but the match will not feature Rollins as one of the participants.
-Apollo Crews won a battle royal to become the number-one contender for the Intercontinental Championship. Crews last eliminated Baron Corbin to win the match, which also featured Finn Balor, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, Curt Hawkins, Lucha House Party, Mojo Rawley, The Ascension, No Way Jose, and The B-Team.
-Natalya is interviewed backstage and talks about last week’s Raw Women’s Championship match against Ronda Rousey. She then announces that she will compete in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match before she is interrupted and attacked by Nia Jax and Tamina.
-Baron Corbin is in the ring complaining that the battle royal he had just competed in was unfair. Corbin is then interrupted by Elias, who sings a song about Corbin losing his job as Acting Raw General Manager. The two begin to brawl outside of the ring and into the crowd, only for Corbin to retreat.
-An announcement is made that later in the show, Ronda Rousey and Natalya will face Nia Jax and Tamina.
-Bayley, Sasha Banks, and a Ember Moon defeated The Riott Squad.
-Bobby Lashley defeated Seth Rollins via disqualification after Rollins hit Lashley with a steel chair multiple times. Lio Rush was also hit with the chair as well, then was hit with the Stomp from Rollins after Lashley rolled out of the ring.
-Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno in a 3 vs. 2 Handicap Match.
-Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose appears on the big screen and says he doesn’t need a fresh start. He then hypes his title defense against Apollo Crews.
-Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose defeated Apollo Crews to retain the championship.
-It is announced that Alexa Bliss will be getting her own talk show that will be called “A Moment of Bliss,” which will premiere on next week’s Monday Night Raw. Her first guest will be Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.
-Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey & Natalya defeated Nia Jax & Tamina.
-A Raw Tag Team Championship Match between Bobby Roode & Chad Gable and The Revival is announced for next week, as well as appearances from John Cena, Braun Strowman, and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.