WWE Raw Results/Grades (Dec. 31): Seth Rollins makes a statement

Triple H Seth Rollins
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The latest episode of WWE Raw aired on December 31, 2018.

Here’s a recap of what happened on the show…


Match 1: Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre (steel cage)

Summary: Dolph Ziggler’s attempt to crawl out of the cage door came to an abrupt end when both men hit each other with a headbutt at the same time. Moments later, Ziggler tried to escape over the cage but Drew McIntyre stopped him by landing a huge superplex, sending Ziggler crashing to the mat from the top of the cage. In the end, McIntyre hit his former tag partner with two Claymore Kicks and pinned him for the 1-2-3.

Post-match: When Ziggler shouted “Is that all you got?”, McIntyre returned with a steel chair and hit his opponent in the face, assisted by the chair, with a Claymore. McIntyre then announced that he will be in the Royal Rumble before hitting a resilient Ziggler with yet another Claymore.

Grade: B+


Seth Rollins promo

Summary: Seth Rollins said he wants a rematch right now against Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship. Triple H, who arrived in a limo with Shane McMahon, interrupted him. HHH rejected Rollins’ request, claiming he does not deserve it, before calling the former IC champ a “shell” of what he used to be during The Authority days. Rollins said he has carried Raw for the last year, prompting huge cheers from the crowd, and said he will burn down anyone it takes, whether it be Brock Lesnar or the entire McMahon family, to get what he wants. HHH booked him in a match with Bobby Lashley, while Shane appeared and set up an IC title #1 contender “fresh start” Battle Royal (not including Rollins).

Grade: A

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