WWE RAW Results (12/24): Seth Rollins Headlines Christmas Eve Special, Ronda Rousey Defends & More
WWE RAW Results
December 24, 2018
— Complete SPOILERS for tonight’s show at this link.
— Elias kicked off the Christmas Eve special with a special song for the holidays. He said that he has three special gifts for all his wonderful fans this year — peace on Earth, goodwill towards all men and women, and the universal truth that WWE stands for… WALK WITH ELIAS!
— ELIAS def. BOBBY LASHLEY IN A MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET FIGHT
This was probably the most entertaining version of the annual Christmas brawl they’ve ever done. The crowd was hot for Elias and responded to everything. Lashley beat him up with a literal tree at one point, and of course Lio Rush got involved constantly. Elias eventually won by destroying a cello over Lashley’s back, scored a 7-10 split with a bowling ball, send Rush through a table full of food, and blinded the big man with a fire extinguisher. After the match he dumped a big bowl of eggnog all over Lio Rush, just for fun.
— Heath Slater did a short segment backstage where he said all he wants for Christmas this year is his best friend Rhyno back on WWE Raw. He’s got kids, man!
— BOBBY ROODE & CHAD GABLE (c) def. THE REVIVAL TO RETAIN THE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sweet baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph — an actually competitive tag team match between four great athletes with some incredible action, a satisfying conclusion, everyone looked great, AND nobody had to urinate on anything!? It’s a Christmas miracle, wrestling fans! Gable got the win for his team, but in the replay it was shown that he actually pinned the illegal man in the match during all the chaos. It looks like these two teams may not be done with each other.
— Curt Hawkins wants a pet giraffe for Christmas this year. Or to actually win a match… No Way Jose wants to know what Santa wants for Christmas, and promises to bring the whole WWE Universe to the North Pole to celebrate. Well, at least he got on TV.
— Dolph Ziggler did a backstage selfie video where he was asked what he wanted for Christmas. He said he wanted Shane McMahon to give him the Best in the World trophy that he rightfully deserves. Shhhh, we’re not talking about that anymore. He also wants a stand-up comedy special on Netflix.
— FINN BALOR def. DOLPH ZIGGLER AND DREW MCINTYRE IN A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
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Another good back-and-forth match. McIntyre looked like he had it won with a huge headbutt and the Claymore Kick to Ziggler, but Balor broke it up with the Coup de Grace on both guys. He sent McIntyre over the ropes and scored the pin on Ziggler. An extremely pissed off McIntyre tried to go after his former tag team partner after the match, but got dropped with a ZigZag.
— Vince McMahon did a backstage segment dressed up as Santa Claus and has all kinds of presents for us! FIrst of all, he announces a steel cage match between Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler next week on WWE Raw. John Cena will also be back on RAW and Smackdown for both New Years episodes next week. And finally… Vince has announced that coming in 2019 will be brand new Women’s Tag Team Champions!
— BAYLEY, SASHA BANKS & EMBER MOON def. DANA BROOKE, MICKIE JAMES & ALICIA FOX IN A SIX-WOMAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Bayley won the match for her team. Ember Moon is still extremely popular and got a great deal of offense in at least. The Riott Squad attacked after the match and left all the babyfaces laying. You would think someone would keep an eye out for a Riott Squad attack at this point…
— Paul Heyman came out to tell a Christmas story about how Brock Lesnar is the Grinch who will NOT get Braun Strowman’s hands at the Royal Rumble. He told another story about a young Strowman who sat by the tree every year hoping Santa would bring him a replica title, and now he’s all grown up and wants the Universal Championship. That will not be happening. Strowman eventually came out and put a red nose and reindeer antlers on Heyman. He tells him to send a message to Lesnar, that he will be 100% healed and medically cleared by the Rumble, and the Beast Incarnate will GET THESE HANDS!
— They hype up Natalya’s win in last week’s gauntlet match and she talks about training Ronda Rousey when she first arrived in WWE, helping her prepare for her first matches. She also talked about how difficult the last few months have been for her family, and wanted to take the RAW Women’s Championship home this Christmas.
— RONDA ROUSEY (c) def. NATALYA TO RETAIN THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
— Dean Ambrose did a backstage promo. Pretty much half the segments on this show were backstage and pre-recorded, which is how they managed to tape two full RAW episodes last week without having the crowd sit there for more than six hours. Ambrose said he got what he wanted for Christmas this year, and held up the Intercontinental Championship.
— HEATH SLATER def. JINDER MAHAL via DQ
Mahal and the Singh Brothers beat down Slater after the match until Santa Claus came out and cleaned house. Santa speared the crap out of Jinder and revealed himself to be — shocker of all shockers — RHYNO! GASP!
— SETH ROLLINS def. BARON CORBIN