Spoilers: RAW Taping results for the New Year’s Eve Edition
WWE heads to the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan to tape the New Year’s Edition of RAW. Below are the spoiler results from the show.
WWE MAIN EVENT TAPINGS
WWE Main Event: Titus O’Neil defeated Curt Hawkins.
WWE Main Event: The Revival defeated Tyler Breeze & Zack Ryder.
WWE RAW TAPINGS
* Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler opens the show. The cage is being lowered. Dolph came out first, followed by Drew. The match is being described as good. There was a spot where Drew superplexed Ziggler. Drew picked up the victory via pinfall.
* Triple H and Shane are shown arriving to the arena in a limo.
* Seth Rollins comes out and cuts a promo. He wants a rematch against Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship title RIGHT NOW!. Triple H’s music hits and out he comes. Triple H says there are no more automatic rematches and he wants the old Seth back. Triple H puts him in a match against Bobby Lashley. Shane then came out and announced a Battle Royal and the winner of that would face Dean later tonight. Superstars then fill the ring for the Battle Royal.
* Apollo Crews won a Battle Royal to become the new #1 contender to WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. Others in the match were Finn Balor, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, Curt Hawkins, Kalisto, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Mojo Rawley, Konnor, Viktor, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, No Way Jose and Baron Corbin. Jose was out first. Balor eliminated all three members of Lucha House Party. The match came down to Corbin, Hawkins and Crews. Corbin eliminated Hawkins and Crews eliminated Corbin to win
* Backstage interview with Natalya. She talks about last week’s match with RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and what the future holds for her. She announces herself for the women’s Royal Rumble match. Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax interrupt, then beat Natalya down
* Baron Corbin is in the ring complaining about the Battle Royal being unfair. Elias appears on the stage and tells Corbin it’s time for a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Elias. Elias sings a song about Corbin losing his General Manager job and then they start fighting with each other. They brawl outside of the ring within the crowd but Corbin retreats
* Ronda Rousey and Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax is announced for later
* Bayley, Sasha Banks and Ember Moondefeated The Riott Squad. There was some good back & forth action at the end of the match. Bayley got the pin for her team with the flying elbow drop
* Bobby Lashley defeated Seth Rollins by DQ. Seth came out first, then Lashley with Lio Rush. Rush took the mic and got some “what!?” chants. Rush told Lashley to dominate. There were dueling chants from the crowd during the match. The finish saw Rollins use a steel chair. Rollins then hit Lashley with multiple chair shots. Rush also got hit with the chair for a huge pop from the crowd. Lashley rolled out of the ring as Rollins hit the Stomp on Rush. Triple H got exactly what he wanted from Rollins.
* Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers defeated Rhyno and Heath Slater in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match. Rhyno got some hometown pops
* Renee Young did some sort of new impressions segment with the fans. First guy up did The Macho Man. The second guy did Finn Balor and then a third girl did The Rock. The boy that did Finn Balor won and got a free t-shirt. Not sure if this will air or not but they were filming it.
* WWE Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose vs. Apollo Crews. CM Punk chants break out. Fans don’t really seem interested in this match at all we are told. Dean picks up the win.
* Alexa Bliss announces that she’s going to be the first woman in history with her own talk show in WWE. Moment of Bliss will debut next week with Ronda Rousey as her first guest.
* WWE advertises John Cena, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar’s return to RAW for January 7, 2019.
* Ronda Rousey & Natayla defeated Nia Jax & Tamina.
* Dark match: Shane comes out and announces Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship inside a steel cage. Ambrose retains after Seth superkicks him and he falls out of the ring onto the floor. This concludes the tapings.