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WWE Raw spoilers (Dec. 31, 2018): Happy New Year!

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WWE was in Detroit, Michigan tonight and, in lieu of running a live episode of Monday Night Raw on New Year’s Eve, taped it this evening. Here, then, are spoilers (via Wrestling Observer and PW Insider):

  • Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler in a steel cage match.
  • Seth Rollins asked for a rematch with Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental championship but Triple H showed up to remind him that automatic rematches are done for. He was booked against Bobby Lashley later. He lost that match via DQ when he repeatedly attacked Lashley with a chair.
  • Shane McMahon announced a “fresh start” battle royal with the winner earning a shot at the Intercontinental title later in the show. Apollo Crews won said battle royal but lost to Ambrose in their eventual match.
  • After the battle royal, Baron Corbin, who was eliminated last, cut a promo and was beaten up and run off by Elias.
  • Nia Jax attacked Natalya backstage. Nattie revealed she would be in the Royal Rumble.
  • Bayley & Sasha Banks & Ember Moon def. The Riott Squad.
  • They announced that Alexa Bliss will be back next week with a talk show called “A Moment of Bliss,” and Ronda Rousey is the first guest.
  • Rhyno & Heath Slater, together again, lost to Jinder Mahal & The Singh Brothers.
  • Ronda Rousey & Natalya def. Nia Jax & Tamina.

It’s not unreasonable to expect that WWE will add in some pre-taped stuff like last week to help account for the spoilers for this show getting out. But that’s what we know for now!

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