10th Nov2020

WWE Raw – Nov 10th 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…Alex Trebek died. Norm Crosby died too. Alex Trebek was one of the great gentlemen of television and, if all is to be believed, one of the great people. Jeopardy will survive and get a new host, but it has lost the host that legitimized the show and made it essential viewing for so many of us. Alex Trebek may have actually been my first words, if my mom was accurate. Also, it could have been “Cookie Monster” or “the”. Alex Trebek the Cookie Monster…sounds good to me. As for Norm Crosby, I’ve never heard any terrible things about the man, so there is nothing to say of the 93 year old but, “Rest In Peace”. Okay, let’s go dancin’ darlin’, because the instupidable Vince McMahon has brought us another instupidable episode of Monday Night Raw.

Match #1: Riddle def. Jeff Hardy and Elias – Second Chance Triple Threat Match For A Survivor Series Spot

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The final spot on Team Raw was on the line when Jeff Hardy, Riddle and Elias met in the ring. Elias tried to bring his “Universal Truth” in a pre-match concert but dished out the punishment early. After the musically gifted Superstar took out The Charismatic Enigma, Riddle punched his ticket with a shattering Bro Derek to set up the pin on Elias. The Raw newcomer now has the opportunity for Survivor Series glory, as the last member of the red brand’s squad.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – The first half of this was lame, but it got good in the second half, mainly due to the Riddle. The Riddle is instupidable without his first name, because riddle is a word for a brain-teaser, but the only brain Riddle has is one that has gone to pot (HA!). Jeff and Elias did their part here, but this whole match was built around Jeff Hardy being the only one left with both names. Riddle is a low-rent Rob Van Dam and he won a decent match.

Match #2: Shayna Baszler def. Lana

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Lana continues to search for a red brand breakthrough, and Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax keep finding new ways to crush those dreams. Lana tried to go on the offensive early, but The Queen of Spades overpowered the quick effort. After a string of attacks, Baszler locked in the Kirifuda Clutch to force Lana to tap out. As Baszler teed up her teammate Nia Jax for another slam of Lana through the announce table, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke came to Lana’s aid to create more friction on Team Raw.

My Opinion: 1 out of 5 – I think Shayna used Lana’s jugs as punching bags at one point. This didn’t go long enough to do anything worth watching, but that’s the booker’s fault for not letting this be more than just a disgusting squash.

Match #3: Riddle & Keith Lee def. Braun Strowman & Sheamus (Special Guest Referee: AJ Styles)

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A mix of bad blood and explosive personalities have made Team Raw a combustible combination of Superstars. As the self-proclaimed captain, AJ Styles has tried his best to pull the squad together, and a tag team clash was the latest effort to do so. The Phenomenal One may have regretted his decision when Styles was sandwiched between Braun Strowman and Keith Lee. It was all about individual agendas as each Superstar took turns delivering punishment, but The Celtic Warrior’s Brogue Kick of The Monster set him up for a roll-up by Riddle. Lee & Riddle walked out victorious, but Team Raw is now as fractured as ever.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Like the opener, this was dull in the first half, but fun in the second. How many times do I have to see Riddle on this card? The best part about the whole match was AJ as referee. I mean, there were some great slams in the second half, but this all worked because AJ directed traffic like a pro. I like licking my own underwear and this match tasted it like it…kinda salty.

Match #4: Bobby Lashley def. Titus O’Neil – WWE United States Championship Match

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While MVP was singing the praises of The Hurt Business, Titus O’Neil stormed out to the ring to voice his displeasure with Bobby Lashley’s United States Title reign. O’Neil brought the fight to the champion and came out swinging from the opening bell. The All Mighty flipped the script with a spear and locked in a Full Nelson to force a tapout and quiet O’Neil for good.

My Opinion: 0.4 out of 5 – Dumb. Nothing even happened. Why not give these guys some time to slug away at each other? Neil Armstrong liked getting slammed on the moon and this match was poopey.

Match #5: Asuka def. Nia Jax (Disqualification)

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Nia Jax was determined to reassert her dominance over the red brand in a non-title battle against Asuka. The Irresistible Force controlled the early part of the clash while her fellow Team Raw members watched at ringside. After a distraction from Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke and Lana on the apron, the Raw Women’s Champion pulled Jax into an Asuka Lock. With Asuka’s hold clutched in, Baszler came to the aid of her fellow Women’s Tag Team Champion to force the disqualification. After the bell, Jax took out her frustrations and kept the streak going with another smash of Lana through the announce table.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – Well, this was no turkey leg. I want turkey! Gobble gobble gobble!!! Asuka should have whooped Nia’s ass, but we got this instead. I want turkey!

Match #6: R-Truth def. Akira Tozawa, Erik, Drew Gulak, Tucker, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado – 7-Way Match For The 24/7 Title

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After reclaiming his baby earlier in the night, R-Truth was caught off guard with a tumultuous 7-Way 24/7 Title Match. The opening bell set off a tornado of title changes as Akira Tozawa, Erik, Drew Gulak, Tucker, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado all held the title at one point during the match. After Dorado pinned his Lucha House Party teammate, R-Truth took advantage of the shock to win the 24/7 Title for a record 44th time and took off for the exits.

My Opinion: 1.7 out of 5 – This was a mess…like me! I have six hands and a third eye that’s really a butt-hole! R-Truth won, lost, won and…whatever. I’m just glad these guys got on TV.

Match #7: Mustafa Ali def. Ricochet

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Following last week’s brutal assault at the hands of RETRIBUTION, Ricochet set out to get payback against Mustafa Ali. Ricochet went flying to take out the ringside members of RETRIBUTION, but he came up empty when he turned his sights back on Ali. The leader of RETRIBUTION was set on showing Ricochet the light and grounded the high-flyer with a Koji Clutch for the win.

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – This was really good. Ali and Ricochet were really on top of this fight from bell to bell. Not only do you get the acrobatic qualities of both fighters, but you get a grueling, close-quarters, white-knuckle thrill-ride that made Ali look like a monster. Ricochet took a beating like a champ and sold Ali as a bad mother-f—ker. All in all, this was a fine match that got a lot of time and is worth the time spent to watch it.

Match #8: (Main Event) Drew McIntyre & The New Day def. Randy Orton, The Miz & John Morrison

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Drew McIntyre came to the ring smiling ear to ear after learning he’d face Randy Orton for the WWE Championship next week on Raw. With their title clash looming, McIntyre and the WWE Champion remained on the sidelines for the early part of the match. The Scottish Superstar manhandled Miz & Morrison when he entered the fray and stared down The Viper during the display. As McIntyre called him toward the ring, Orton decided against it and headed up the ramp clinging to his title. With McIntyre’s attention turned, Morrison tried to steal the victory, but McIntyre sprang into action for a devastating Claymore Kick to The Friday Night Delight to clinch the win.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was boring, but Drew kicked people in the head so hard they looked like a wet cashew. There really wasn’t much that happened here, but it went a while and that’s something. I wish this would have been more competitive, but Paula Abdul ate that cat from the music video, so this match was dull.

News Of The Night:

  1. Randy Orton defends the WWE World Title against Drew McIntyre, next week.
  2. The New Day defends the Raw Tag Team Titles against The Hurt Business, next week.
  3. Alexa Bliss chose Bray Wyatt over Nikki Cross.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

One match really worked out well, but the rest was weak yet decent, so there you go.


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