Baron Corbin has a lot to answer for following his tyrannical reign as Raw’s “General Manager-Elect,” and Seth Rollins made Team Red’s resident Krampus pay for all of his transgressions in a Christmas Eve main event that was far from merry for The Lone Wolf. Plus, Ronda Rousey defended her Raw Women’s Title against Natalya, The Revival challenged Bobby Roode & Chad Gable for the Raw Tag Team Titles and Elias decked the halls with Bobby Lashley in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight.
On a night that the entire McMahon family revealed they would be overseeing both Raw and SmackDown and making the WWE Universe “The Authority,” Natalya celebrated Team Red’s new beginning with a Gauntlet Match victory, earning a Raw Women’s Championship Match against her best friend, Ronda Rousey, next Monday night on Christmas Eve.
Following Kevin Owens’ heinous Sin City SmackDown attack on Mr. McMahon that gave The Chairman three fractured ribs, SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon returned from his suspension to Team Blue with one clear directive: To let KO know that he was in for the beating of a lifetime when they meet inside Hell in a Cell on Oct. 8. Shane touched on his tumultuous history with his father, but said he loves him and plans on avenging him inside Hell in a Cell.
Eager to hear what Mr. McMahon had to say regarding his tumultuous conflict with indefinitely suspended SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon, Kevin Owens kicked off what he was calling “The Kevin Owens Show,” inviting Mr. McMahon to the ring for a chat. Following an odd appearance by Dolph Ziggler pretending to be Shane, Owens was met with SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan instead of The Chairman of the Board.