01st Dec2020

WWE Raw – Nov 30th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Monday Night Raw review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a special report right from the location of the WWE Thunderdome! Our special correspondent is…Andy Dick!

Andy Dick: Hi there fellas and gallies! Andy Dick here for ya at this week’s Monday Night Raw to bring ya all the exciting ne…
Nathan: I’m just yankin’ your chain! I’d never let Andy Dick in this review…’cuz he’s a fuggin idiot.
Andy Dick: Hey!!!!
Nathan: Blow me, freako. Actually, we have our newest member of the wrestling family, Skundy McHoodat, live on the scene to bring us the latest. Skundy?

Skundy McHoodat: Huyah! I’m here dere riye now ta talk with da Vince McMahon abow dis here show.
Vince McMahon: THAT’S RIGHT PAL! I’M JUST BEATING THE S— OUT OF THE WRITERS!
Writers: Ow! Oh God! Ow! It’s like Dick Wolf is here! Ow! My ass!
Vince McMahon: THE SAFE WORD IS…BEAT ME HARDER VINCE!
Writers: Beat me harder Vince!
Vince McMahon: YOU BET YOUR ASSES I WILL!!!!!!
Writers: Ow! Ow! Amanda Bynes! Ow!
Skundy McHoodat: Lemee try dat s—!
Writers: Ow! Ow! Ow! Taylor Dayne! Ow!
Skundy McHoodat: Back to you, dingle-berry!

Alright. That was a disaster. Let’s get on with this before…what the… Santa Claus: Ho Ho Ho! You got my money money money, b—-? Nathan: Ummmmmm… Santa Claus: ‘Bout to get f—-d-up up up! Nathan: No Santa! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Match #1: Jeff Hardy def. Elias – Symphony of Destruction Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Jeff Hardy and Elias played a brutal tune as the two Superstars crushed guitars, drums, violins and many more musical instruments in a Symphony of Destruction Match. The 24/7 mob added to the early chaos, as they chased R-Truth through the musical mayhem. After the interlude, Hardy went airborne hoping to take out his rival, but Elias met him with a crushing guitar smash. The Charismatic Enigma eventually escaped to the outside, and a missed guitar strike resulted in an electric shock to the crooner. Hardy took to the skies one final time and connected on a Swanton Bomb through the instrument table for the final note.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – As a match of plunder, this was good, but don’t expect great thinking to have been done in this either. Think of this match the way you would one of those Hardcore Matches from those WWF SmackDown games. Every object at ring-side, which were all musical instruments or equipment for musical instruments, had a special reaction from being hit. Elias got thrown into a speaker at one point and it exploded. What a…shocking thing to happen. Haha…haha…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Elias is getting better, to the point that he is a poor man’s Triple H, in particular with the way he takes bumps. Jeff was Jeff, so that works for me. There’s plenty of action to behold here, so get to beholdin’ or you’ll be holdin’ my foot up’n your ass!

Match #2: SLAPJACK def. Ricochet

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Ricochet picked another fight with RETRIBUTION after falling to Mustafa Ali in his most recent effort. The high-flying Superstar battled back against the horde as Ali, MACE and T-BAR came to the aid of SLAPJACK. Dana Brooke added to the chaos when she confronted RETRIBUTION’s leader after RECKONING’s recent attack on her. The distractions proved too much, as SLAPJACK caught Ricochet by surprise and secured the victory.

My Opinion: 1.6 out of 5 – This was…terrible. Considering who was involved with this, the fact that this short match was grody to the max just made me wanna barf me out and gag me with a spoon…totally!

Match #3: Asuka & Lana def. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler

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The Women’s Tag Team Champions had been destroying everything in their path, and then the Raw Women’s Champion teamed up with the red brand’s sole survivor. After dealing them their first defeat last week, Asuka & Lana teamed up once again to take on Nia Jax & Baszler. Jax & Baszler got creative with some synchronized slams of their opponents into the barricade, but the challengers tested their chemistry throughout. It appeared the champs were headed for victory as The Queen of Spades locked in the Kirifuda Clutch on Lana, but Asuka came charging in with a sliding kick to break up the hold. Lana made the most of her opportunity and sprung into the pin to get the win.

My Opinion: 2.1 out of 5 – Lana is getting better, but she shouldn’t be on TV yet. Yeah yeah yeah…same old, same old. Asuka and Shayna held this together long enough to keep it from puking, but it still stunk. Nia is just lousy and keeps getting worse. Why can’t we just get to the Asuka/Shanya match now? Eh…oh well.

Match #4: Cedric Alexander def. Xavier Woods

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The Hurt Business haven’t gotten their hands on the Raw Tag Team Titles, but their war against The New Day is just getting started. Cedric Alexander and Xavier Woods went one on one in the rivalry’s latest installment in a battle of acrobatic Superstars. Alexander was on the offensive from the opening bell, but Woods responded to his intensity. In the final moments, Alexander struck quickly with a ferocious Lumbar Check and quickly burst into a fiery celebration. The solo post-match theatrics from Alexander seemed to catch the ire of MVP and Shelton Benjamin, as they looked on from the ring.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – This had some nice action, but it didn’t quite come together as a match. Fortunately, I never watched this match, so you can just make-up whatever you want about this. I don’t care.

Match #5: AJ Styles def. Keith Lee and Riddle – “Sudden Death” Triple Threat Match For WWE Title Opportunity

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A WWE Title opportunity was on the line, as AJ Styles, Keith Lee and Matt Riddle met in a “Sudden Death” Triple Threat Match. The big fella literally hurdled the early onslaught from Styles and Riddle, as Lee showed off his incredible mix of strength and agility. The action turned frenzy, as the three elite competitors traded blows and looked for the opportunity to seize the match. The savvy veteran seized the final opening, catching Riddle with a Phenomenal Forearm to book his ticket to face Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at WWE TLC.

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – This match was not much in the way of smart, but it was a spectacle that kept-up the excitement by peeing in the pool. There was this bee that thought I was all that and a bag of chips, but there was no time for that now, because this match was not bad. One of the things I liked about this was that AJ was in charge, but Lee and Riddle certainly didn’t forget to put their work boots on either. The match moved from move to move and spot to spot very easily, so you can expect no sudden breaks in the action at any point. AJ winning was a surprise, but a welcome one.

Match #6: Dana Brooke def. RECKONING

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After RECKONING’s recent attack sidelined her for Survivor Series, Dana Brooke rolled into Raw looking for payback. Brooke confronted Mustafa Ali earlier in the night, and then met her assailant in the ring. Fueled by her fury, Brooke scored a quick win, and the embarrassment prompted RETRIBUTION’s leader to lash out at RECKONING for her failure.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – Mia Yim’s mask fell off immediately. Mia wrestled the whole match without her mask, because her gimmick sucks. Dana is like a poor woman’s Victoria and I like it. Okay…this happened and that’s that.

Match #7: (Main Event) Drew McIntyre & Sheamus def. The Miz & John Morrison (Disqualification)

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WWE Champion Drew McIntyre & Sheamus made their in-ring reunion against The Miz & John Morrison. The towering tandem threw their weight around against The Dirt Sheet duo early on, but the seasoning of Miz & Morrison helped them gain a temporary advantage. The King of Claymore Country put on a display, as he stormed into the ring off a tag and tossed Miz & Morrison from post to post. AJ Styles sought to tip the scales in his favor with a Phenomenal Forearm that disqualified Miz & Morrison, but he took out McIntyre. Styles prompted The Miz to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract, but the WWE Champion recovered amid the chaos. Omos stepped in to carry The Phenomenal One from the ring, as McIntyre warned of what awaits at WWE TLC.

My Opinion: 2.2 out of 5 – This was…whatever. Drew hit The Miz, I laughed, I farted, I had to go wipe and I missed the rest of this, so… The Enterprise was boarded by the Klingons. The Klingons commandeered the ship and took it to Vulcan, where they attacked the ancient tomb of DaFuqq. Spock grows a third eye and kisses Bones, who gets a boner while Scotty says “That just might work sir!” Kirk f—s a green b—- and…oh…right. This was decent, but mostly just brawling and…yeah.

News Of The Night:

  1. AJ Styles will fight Drew McIntyre for the WWE World Title at TLC.
  2. Riddle looks to be Bobby Lashley’s next challenger for the United States Title.
  3. Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax may be feuding soon, thanks to more dissention between the two on this card.
  4. Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt seem poised to feud, thanks to Orton threatening to hurt Alexa Bliss.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

There were a couple matches here that were good fun, but I’d rather eat a fur-burger than do this again. See you next week!

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