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WWE Raw results, live blog (Nov. 30, 2015): European allies

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 30, 2015) from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming TLC pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for next month in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advertised for tonight: Sheamus and his European allies, King Barrett and Rusev, have it in for Roman Reigns, the rest of the upcoming PPV card needs filled out, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



Geno here. You're stuck with me tonight.

We start with The New Day. There is confetti dropping from the ceiling. Big E starts sweating, so Xavier Woods pulls a Terrible Towel out from his pants and E wipes himself down. The crowd in Pittsburgh hates this. Cheap heat and all that.

They're actually just there to introduce Sheamus. He comes out dressed in a suit with his mohawk wet down. Crowd bombed him for looking stupid.

The heels thanked The Authority while running down Pittsburgh. They gyrated. Then they made fun of Roman Reigns for not being champion very long.

Sheamus told us to forget about Austin 3:16 because "Sheamus 5:15 says I just whipped your arse."

That's ... not how that works.

New Day bailed off while Sheamus celebrated with the confetti. While he was doing so, Reigns showed up from behind and laid him out. Then he took the WWE world heavyweight title.


Reigns was backstage with the title chatting it up with Dean Ambrose and The Usos. They were laughing and having a great time when The Authority walked up asking for the belt back.

Roman went to hand it back to Triple H, then faked him out, laughed, and handed it to Stephanie McMahon. He said to tell "magic mohawk" that the belt is coming back in two weeks at TLC.

Triple H said they don't want to wait. So they booked the match for tonight and added the stipulation that for Reigns to win the title, he would have to win in under 5:15.



Tyler Breeze vs. Dolph Ziggler

They gave Breeze like a quarter of an entrance, showing him already in the ring taking selfies while his music was on during commentary going over the Reigns-Authority interaction.

The match was every match you've ever seen involving Dolph Ziggler. They did a bunch of reversals at the end near the finish, going back-and-forth for a good minute or so before Dolph hit the Superkick and got the three count.

Ziggler def. Breeze

More 50/50 booking!


Miz TV with Rusev was next.

Before a commercial break they showed Lana backstage with Rusev and they were a cute, happy couple. She showed off her engagement ring.

Pittsburgh chanted "U-S-A" at Rusev for some reason. Rusev told Miz to control his show.

Miz started talking but Rusev cut him off to talk about how he was hurt just one month ago and unable to lift his hand above his head. A "we want Lana" chant broke out. "Everybody wants Lana but Lana is mine. She is my wife so SHUT UP."

Sit down, marks.

He went back to talking about his injury and how the WWE Universe didn't care. No one sent him a card or a chocolate strawberry. Only one person cared and it's the person who has all his love -- Lana.

She came out and they embraced.

Lana called this the happiest day of her life and Miz immediately brought up Summer Rae. Lana said she forgave and forgot the past when Rusev asked to marry her. "We fight hard but we love even harder. We both ventured out and saw what was out there but this only made our love even stronger. And for the record, I never went all the way with Dolph."

The crowd chanted "yes, you did."

Rusev got the mic and said he never went all the way with Summer.

They finished talking and then started making out right there in the middle of the ring. That's when Ryback's music hit and he interrupted the two about to go all the way.

He said he heard the Zig Man went all the way. But he wanted to interrupt this garbage because he's the BIG GUY and he's hungry. That match is next.


Rusev vs. Ryback

They went for all of a minute. They ended up battling on the outside and Ryback hit Rusev into the steps, which also bumped Lana in the thigh. She went down in a heap and when Rusev saw this, he decided to tend to her instead of get back in the ring to continue the match, getting counted out in the process.

Ryback def. Rusev


Triple H was hanging out in his office when Dean Ambrose showed up.

"You wanted to see me?"

Triple H said he just wanted to congratulate Dean on winning a triple threat on SmackDown last week, earning a match with Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental title at TLC. Then he said if Roman doesn't beat Sheamus in 5:15 tonight, he'll lose his match and Ambrose will lose his too.


The Dudley Boyz were out holding tables.

After a commercial, we saw they had four tables set up against the ropes in the ring with black cloth over each of them. Bubba said they had a bad week last week thanks to The Wyatt Family, including taking a choke slam through one of their own tables.

He said The Wyatt Family has been able to do to the Dudley Boyz what most haven't been able to do but they didn't get the job done. Bubba and D-Von are ready to fight at any moment and by doing what they did, they put their names on the tables.

They ripped off the cloth to reveal the four tables with each member of the Family's name written on them, one for each of them.

Bubba called 'em out to settle this tonight.

The Wyatt Family came out. Bray accepted the challenge. "I would be careful inviting the devil into your backyard; he might just like it and decide to stay."

The Dudley Boyz talked about being outgunned 3-2 but oh no, they have family too.

Then Tommy Dreamer came out with some hardcore tools, like kendo sticks and trash cans and all that. They fought The Wyatt Family back and the crowd chanted "this is awesome."

That's a low bar for awesome.


Dudley Boyz & Dreamer vs. The Wyatt Family

After a commercial, we're told The Authority booked this match during the commercial. They had a very brief six-man tag match before it completely broke down and The Wyatt Family just beat the ever loving shit out of the Dudleyz and Dreamer.

The match was thrown out.

After, Bray called for the tables. When they were setting up, Bubba got up and pushed Bray off the apron through a table on the outside. Michael Cole put it over huge. It didn't get over that way.


Goldust vs. Alberto Del Rio

Zeb Colter grabbed a microphone and asked to cut the music. He called everyone haters and said only Del Rio could beat it out of us. Del Rio took the mic and rushed the ring.

"Just look at you, Goldust. You are out of date and full of hate."

So Goldust punched him in the mouth.

That's when they rang the bell for the match.

Del Rio beat him down and pinned him cleaned in a matter of minutes. After he celebrated by popping his tits right in front of a camera positioned just underneath him, he put the Cross Armbreaker on. Jack Swagger's music hit. He ran in and Del Rio ran out.


Charlotte was backstage. Becky Lynch showed up and gave her a hug before asking what she would think about asking The Authority if they could have a match.

Charlotte didn't like the idea but Becky wanted to show the world what they could do. It sounds fun. Charlotte thought Paige was just getting into Becky's head. Charlotte agreed to it under one condition: "My dad is in town, can he come down to the ring?"

Becky's response: WOOOOO.

That means yes in "Nature Boy".


Lucha Dragons vs. The Usos

The New Day were on commentary for this. They were looking forward to scouting their next opponents.

Big E started doing blow-by-blow in a weird voice and it was great. "That is a maneuver, Michael." Great stuff. Meanwhile, they kept saying they don't respect Cole's mother or something like that.

The Dragons and Usos started doing flip dives and New Day really got it going. "We've got something brewing -- YIKES!"

Then they ran in and caused a double disqualification before Woods said they don't have to put their titles on the line at TLC because of it.

They were all seen arguing in the back and Stephanie McMahon shut them up by saying that even though they both lost, they both kinda won. Then she put the Dragons in the match. Then said the Usos were in too -- IF Reigns can beat Sheamus in 5:15 because Roman's gotta learn his choices impact his whole family.


Sasha Banks vs. Brie Bella

Team BAD did an inset promo talking about unity and snatching Brie bald. It was really bad.

Sasha started out beating up Brie and stealing her headband to shoot it at Alicia Fox, who hopped up on the apron and got ripped down and superkicked by Tamina. She was helped out by a referee and Sasha made sure Brie had to watch her leave, making it 3-on-1.

Brie made a comeback but the numbers game proved too difficult to overcome and Sasha won with the Bank Statement.


Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns

They already have Sheamus in a 5:15 t-shirt, by the way.

Reigns went for falls right away and Sheamus tried his best to work holds to stall to get to 5:16. At around two minutes, Sheamus threw Reigns over the announce desk on the outside. He got back up and put Sheamus into the post. He struggled to get the WWE champ back into the ring.

Only 55 seconds left once Roman got him there.

Reigns set up for the spear but Rusev dragged him out of the ring while Alberto Del Rio and King Barrett took Sheamus out of harm's way. They called for the bell, so Reigns won via disqualification but Sheamus kept the WWE title.

Reigns def. Sheamus

Sheamus got a mic and said he calls his group, "The League of Nations." Then he introduced everyone in it, Barrett, Del Rio, Rusev, and himself, of course.


The New Day shilled some merchandise for WWE Shop.

It was, of course, entertaining.


Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch

Ric Flair was out with his daughter, of course, and Paige was on commentary begging him to go away already.

They worked like they know each other, which was nice, and the crowd popped for it while Ric smiled and styled on the outside. The work in the match was good. The finish came when Charlotte faked an ankle injury and Ric hopped up on the apron to distract Becky. Once he did, Charlotte did a kip up and and rolled Becky up for the three count.

Charlotte def. Becky

After a commercial, Becky asked Charlotte about her cheating. Charlotte said it wasn't cheating, it was strategy. "This isn't NXT, this is the big leagues." Becky was upset and Charlotte said it was just tough love and she wanted to show her the bigger picture.

Becky didn't like it, but said they're still friends.

Paige walked up and said "sorry about your match; at least your friendship wasn't affected, right?"


They did a video of Adam Rose talking about Rusev and Lana reuniting earlier. He made fun of Rusev for having big tits. Then he moved on to talk about Summer Rae being in love with Tyler Breeze who is in love with himself and Dolph Ziggler being in love with everyone.

It was basically a WWE version of Daniel Tosh's show.


Stardust was in his star room when he called in The Ascension. Instead, Titus O'Neil showed up to put antlers on his head and sing Christmas carols.

Stardust didn't like this, and hissed in his face.

Titus told him not to do it again.

Stardust did it again.

Titus laid him out and told him to get in the holiday spirit.


Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose & The Usos vs. The League of Nations

Before the match could start, The New Day's music hit and they informed us that The Authority allowed them to join the League of Nations, so now it's a 7-on-4 match.

"Roman Reigns just can't catch a break," Cole said.

At one point in the match, Jimmy Uso was taken to the back with a knee injury. That meant it was 7-on-3 and they kept talking like it was just Reigns facing adversity instead of his entire team.

They set him up for a hot tag, gave him a run, then beat him down. While they were beating him down, they continuously cut to shots of Jey Uso hurting on the outside. A few members of the crowd tried to get a "we want Ambrose" chant going but it didn't catch on.

When they got to the finish, it was your usual chaotic mess that ended with Sheamus hitting Ambrose with a Brogue Kick and pinning him.

League of Nations def. Reigns, Ambrose, Usos

They did a post-match beatdown with all the heels standing tall as they went to black.


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