The November 5th, 2018 episode of WWE RAW was taped in Manchester, England. Here are 8 takeaways from this week’s show:
8Baron Corbin Ran Away From Braun Strowman
RAW kicked off with the entire locker room on the entrance ramp and security guards standing around the ring. RAW GM Baron Corbin came down to the ring with a big smile on his face. Corbin interfered in the Universal Championship match at WWE Crown Jewel and struck Braun Strowman with the title before the bell rang.
Corbin stated that we are coming up on the most exciting time of the year, Survivor Series. Baron hyped up Lesnar versus Styles, Rousey versus Lynch and the traditional tag matches at Survivor Series. Corbin announced that RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon will be on the show next week to address Shane McMahon winning the “Best in the World” trophy at Crown Jewel.
Baron also announced that he selected himself as the captain of RAW’s team even though he is not allowed to compete in the match. Corbin said that Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre are on team RAW. Corbin added that Braun Strowman will also be on the team and that he understands that Braun might be upset with him.
Corbin claimed that Strowman needs to learn to respect authority and once he gets that in his head, he will be the team member that they need at Survivor Series. Corbin then appointed Alexa Bliss as the captain of RAW’s women’s team. Bliss came down to the ring and thanked Corbin and claimed that he will soon become the permanent RAW GM.
Bliss noted that she will not be competing at Survivor Series and then boasted about being a 5-time champion. Alexa stated that she is a natural born leader and that the RAW women’s division can learn something from her. Bliss added that she will be watching the division’s matches and announced that the Riott Squad will face Natalya, Sasha Banks and Bayley in an Evolution rematch. Alexa stated that she could get used to this and then Kurt Angle interrupted.
Kurt Angle came down to the entrance ramp in his wrestling gear and said that competing in the World Cup lit a fire inside him. Angle stated that he wanted to compete again this year and that he led Team RAW to a victory last year. Corbin blasted Angle and told him to take a permanent vacation.
Angle proposed a match against Corbin and if he won he will become team captain Survivor Series. Corbin shook his head and Angle called him an embarrassment to RAW. Baron told Angle that he has his match tonight and Angle vowed to snap Corbin’s ankle in two. Braun Strowman then joined the party and marched towards the ring.
Strowman beat the hell out of the security team as the crowd chanted “get these hands!”. Strowman chased Corbin up the stage and then all the heels on the roster attacked him. A giant brawl broke out and Strowman escaped backstage to look for Corbin.
— WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2018