As thrilling as Finn Bálor’s ascension to Intercontinental Champion was, it may have been, in hindsight, on borrowed time. Yes, he won the title off Bobby Lashley in a Triple Threat, but Lio Rush took the pinfall, and Bálor’s only title defense — which was very close — was against The Man of the Hour. All of which seemed to suggest Finn’s grip on his title was perhaps less secure than he seemed to think, and his time finally ran out on Raw when Lashley finally got his one-on-one rematch, bestowed upon him off the strength of his pinfall victory in last week’s Six-Man tussle.
Ronda Rousey returned to the red brand to reclaim the Raw Women's Title she laid at the feet of Stephanie McMahon one week prior, but that wasn’t all that The Rowdy One had in store. After lashing out at the WWE Universe, she brutally attacked Becky Lynch, who will enter the Raw Women's Championship Match at WrestleMania if she can defeat Charlotte Flair at WWE Fastlane. Did The Baddest Woman on the Planet drastically lower The Man's chances of conquering The Queen this Sunday?
In an incredible Raw main event, Seth Rollins finally received his Intercontinental Championship rematch against Dean Ambrose, but this time, the two former Shield brothers clashed in a barbaric Falls Count Anywhere Match. Could The Kingslayer reclaim the red brand’s workhorse title? Also on Raw, John Cena returned to action on the red brand, Sasha Banks battled Nia Jax for the right to challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Hulk Hogan paid tribute to his longtime friend and fellow WWE Hall of Famer, “Mean” Gene Okerlund.
In a massive New Year’s Eve main event, Raw Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey teamed up with Natalya to stand up to Nia Jax & Tamina. Also on the final Raw of 2018, Dolph Ziggler battled Drew McIntyre in a brutal Steel Cage Match, Apollo Crews earned an Intercontinental Championship opportunity against Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins brought the fight to “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley.
The WWE’s 16th annual celebration of the U.S. Military. Starring Jon Stewart, Country Star Morgan Wallen, Triple H, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, AJ Styles, and Ronda Rousey.
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In a WWE Super Show-Down rematch, The Shield suffered a crushing defeat to Braun Strowman and Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre, and Dean Ambrose suffered the pinfall. After the match, the despondent Lunatic Fringe left the arena ahead of his fellow Hounds of Justice without saying a word or looking back. What might this mean for The Shield? Also on Raw, Shawn Michaels announced his in-ring return at WWE Crown Jewel and The Bella Twins shockingly ambushed Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.
Triple H rushed to Shawn Michaels’ aid to even the odds against The Undertaker and Kane at the end of Raw, but The Brothers of Destruction got the upper hand, laying out the D-Generation X founders with a Double Chokeslam. Then, The Deadman drove The Game into the mat with a vicious Tombstone Piledriver. Will The Cerebral Assassin suffer the same fate when he battles The Phenom one last time at WWE Super Show-Down this Saturday?