5 Takeaways From WWE RAW (12/3)

The December 3rd, 2018 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s show:

4Ziggler Finally Confronted Drew McIntyre

RAW GM Corbin came down to the ring and vowed to defeat Braun Strowman at TLC and become the permanent GM of RAW. Corbin announced that it was Drew McIntyre appreciate night and called Drew down to the ring.

Corbin presented him with a “gold medal of excellence” for ridding RAW of Kurt Angle. McIntyre boasted about defeating Kurt Angle with his own move and then turned his attention to Finn Balor. McIntyre vowed to break Finn’s spirit at TLC.

Dolph Ziggler interrupted and made his way down to the ring. Ziggler wondered if his invitation to the party got lost in the main and stated that they used to run RAW. McIntyre told Ziggler that he was never invited and that their business relationship is over. Drew insulted Ziggler some more and finally Dolph had enough. Dolph planted McIntyre with the Zig Zag and left the ring. Corbin announced that Ziggler and McIntyre would have a match.

McIntyre beat the hell out of Ziggler for several minutes until Finn Balor came down to the ring. Balor slammed McIntyre into the barricade while the referee wasn’t looking. Drew got back into the ring to break the count at nine but walked into a Superkick from Ziggler and then Dolph pinned him for the win. McIntyre later attacked Finn Balor backstage.

This was a good segment and an entertaining match. However, I think it would have been better if McIntyre and Ziggler separating was addressed previously and led to a match at TLC. I’d be more interested in that than McIntyre vs. Balor at the PPV. It just felt a bit rushed and the focal point of the match was Finn Balor, rather than the former team battling in the ring.