WWE taped the Christmas Eve episode of Monday Night RAW after this week’s live show in Sacramento, CA.
Elias def. Bobby Lashley (w/ Lio Rush) – Miracle On 34th Street
The show kicked off with Elias enjoying the spotlight in the middle of the ring. He sang a quick song about Bobby Lashley (w/ Lio Rush). The Almighty interrupted and both men brawled in a Miracle On 34th Street Match.
Numerous Christmas themed weapons including a bowling ball and Legos toys were used. The live crowd chanted “ECW” when Elias dropped Lashley on Legos. The ever cocky Elias smashed his guitar over his opponent’s back to score the victory and poured eggnog on Rush as he headed to the back.
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) def. The Revival – RAW Tag Team Championship
The Revival challenged Bobby Roode and Chad Gable for the RAW Tag Team Championship. The championship bout had the vibes of a typical NXT TakeOver match. Roode and Gable managed to retain their titles with a roll-up pinfall.
Finn Balor def. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler – Triple Threat Match
Before the match, McIntyre had an in-ring interview where he vowed to win the 30-Man Elimination Royal Rumble Match. Balor emerged victorious in the Triple Threat Match after hitting the Coup De Grâce on Ziggler.
Post-match, Drew who was thrown out of the ring earlier, now entered the squared circle and punished Dolph. The Scottish Psychopath turned around and was met with a ZigZag by his former best friend.
Sasha Banks, Ember Moon and Bayley def. Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke and Mickie James – 6-Woman Tag Team Match
Banks and Bayley worked together to pin veteran James. Post-match, The Riott Squad showed up and attacked the victorious babyface team.
Paul Heyman Promo
Heyman cut an in-ring promo during which he sang his own version of
“Silent Night Holy Night”. The Advocate was interrupted by Braun Strowman who declared that he would defeat Brock Lesnar and capture the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble.
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Natalya – RAW Women’s Championship
Rousey retained her title via submission which shouldn’t come off as a surprise given WWE wants her to walk into WrestleMania 35 undefeated. The match turned out to be boring because it mostly consisted of mat holds.
Heath Slater def. Jinder Mahal
A jobbers’ match to say the least. Slater wrestled his first match since dropping his duties as a referee. Santa Claus appeared during the match. Santa turned out to be Rhyno. Gore!
Seth Rollins def. Baron Corbin
Corbin continued to wrestle in his corporate attire despite not being the General Manager of RAW anymore. Rollins made a comeback from Corbin’s endless rest holds and hit the curb stomp for the win.