WWE RAW Results (12/4): Roman Reigns Defends, Tag Team Title Rematch, Matt Hardy “Awakens”

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WWE Raw Results
December 4th, 2017
Report By Doug Enriquez For ProWrestling.com

WWE Raw comes to you live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles just one week after Roman Reigns successfully defeated Elias in an open challenge, but was later brutalized by Samoa Joe. How Will Roman Reigns respond to the vicious beating that Joe put on him?

Also, Roman’s Shield brothers, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose look to reclaim their gold when they go up the team of The Bar, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Cesaro & Sheamus.

Lastly, at the end of last week’s show, we saw Braun Strowman get his revenge against Kane who just one week prior decimated the Monster Among Men. Braun was able to get his hands on the Big Red Machine and do what Kane did to him, which was crush his throat with a steel chair. Will Kane be seen on Raw this week to retaliate?

IN-RING SEGMENT

We start the show with Olympic Gold Medalist and Raw General Manager, Kurt Angle. As always, the crowd greets Angle with “You Suck” and we’re told that Angle is going to tell us who is going to face off against Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Championship.

Angle says that Roman Reigns is going to go one-on-one with…

As Angle is about to make the announcement, we hear Jason Jordan’s music hits, and the son of Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Jason Jordan is met with a chorus of boos, and says that before Kurt says anything else, he wants to tell Kurt that he wants Roman Reigns. Kurt says that Jordan can’t be serious, as his knee is still injured. Jordan says that since he’s been on Raw, he’s held his own with the likes of Roman Reigns, The Miz, John Cena, etc. He says that he is ready to step up against Roman Reigns and he knows that he can beat him. He just needs a chance.

The music of The Big Dog hits, and the Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring. Roman tells Kurt that he is a fighting champion, but he is not going to fight his son, Jason Jordan. He wants Samoa Joe. He says that while he is out there, he wants to give Jason Jordan a piece of advice. If he wants an opportunity, don’t go running to his daddy. Step up and take it.

Jason Jordan says that Roman shouldn’t be talking to him about opportunities, and that he has been handed everything because he is the poster boy of what WWE management wants. Roman says he damn sure is on a lot of posters, but it’s not because was handed anything, but it’s because he has grinded for 7 years and has earned it. So once again, he tells Jordan to earn it.

Samoa Joe’s music hits, and he says while he would love to listen to them go at it, he wants to tell Roman that he accepts his challenge. But he is going to give Roman Reigns 5 seconds to withdraw his challenge because they both know that he can’t beat him.

Jason Jordan is back on the mic, and he says that he doesn’t have to talk tough, because unlike Samoa Joe, he actually is tough. Because Jordan doesn’t have to attack people from behind, he issues challenges to people’s faces. Roman tries to talk Jordan down and says “back off son”. Jordan takes offense to that, and delivers an overhead belly to belly to Roman Reigns.

Kurt Angle forces Jason Jordan out of the ring, but Roman gets back on the mic and says that Joe can wait, but that Jason Jordan is going to get his right now. He tells Kurt to make the match and we see an official make his way down to the ring, and this thing is official.

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: JASON JORDAN vs. ROMAN REIGNS(c)

We start the match with Roman Reigns smacking Jason Jordan around the ring, putting Jordan to the mat and delivering stomps and eventually tossing him out of the ring. Reigns shows off his power and Irish whips Jordan into the barricade and then picks him up and Irish whips him into the steel steps.

Back in the ring, Jordan tries to fight back, but Reigns continues imposing his will and clotheslines Jordan out of the ring. Jordan is rocked and leaning up against the apron, and Reigns hits Jordan with a Drive By. Reigns throws Jordan back in the ring for a pin but Jordan kicks out at two! Reigns immediately puts Jordan in a rear chin lock, but Jordan is able to fight out of it and starts to deliver shoulders to Reign’s midsection in the corner. He starts to show off power of his own and picks up Reigns and driving him into the turnbuckles over and over. Jordan is pumped up and goes to hit Roman with another running shoulder in the corner, but Reigns moves out of the way. Jordan stops himself from going into the ringpost, and Reigns charges into Jordan but Jordan moves out of the way himself for Roman to hit the ringpost and ends up out of the ring.

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  • Mike Killam

    Jason Jordan’s getting better out there. The angle is still really bad, but the performer himself isn’t the reason. He’s holding his own, in my opinion. Hope that’s clear to those who matter in WWE.

    • Justa Nother Guy

      Also that match tonight is the best he has looked since he got to the main roster. When he was on American Alpha on Smackdown they just kinda used him and Gable as a shock got the titles and didn’t do much with them and his Raw run has been real garbage with the whole Kurt Angle son thing. Ha it’s funny cause Kurt dated a black woman in college oh I get the joke Vince.

      • Mike Killam

        What do WWE fans and a condom have in common?

        …they’re both ribbed for Vince McMahon’s pleasure.

        • Lee Walker

          Hahahahahahahahaha that is a great wwe joke

  • Chris Lemieux

    Jason Jordan got a bad break with that terrible storyline. Give him a better storyline…

  • Rob Damovieguy

    Kurt Angle needs to bring back the one title which I thought might fit Jason Jordan’s arsenal. The Hardcore title. With the 24X7 rule, Jordan can make the title fun and worthwhile. Imagine him taking on Kane or even Enzo Amore or someone you least expect.

    • Mike Killam

      I wouldn’t mind seeing some sort of angle where Jason Jordan is like Wile E Coyote doing ridiculous things to win the Hardcore title every week, but always coming up short for months on end. Like he can’t even manage to win the literal easiest title that anybody can win at any time.

      Basically, make the Hardcore title similar to the comedic Heavy Metalweight Championship from DDPro that’s been held by like…a mop, Spider-Man, Scott Hall, an entire arena of people, etc.

    • Lee Walker

      So Jason Jordan is the new crash holly?

  • Mike Killam

    The cruiserweight match was pretty good. Elias got some great heat. I’m just not feeling this show tonight, even though the live crowd has been pretty hot. Good match between Paige and Sasha though.

    • Justa Nother Guy

      That Cruiserweight match may have been the best match on the card. Gulak really needed that win. His character is almost Steve Blackman in terms of lack of character. My hope is that he wins next week to force some weirdness between him and Enzo. Also maybe Nia will become the bodyguard for Enzo’s Zo Train, it beats the setup for her being interested in him as a love interest.

  • Mike Killam

    I don’t understand what they’re doing with Asuka. It’s a slow burn, I get that, but her bailing two weeks in a row kind of makes her look weak, does it not? Wouldn’t the Asuka we know from NXT just go ham on Absolution despite the odds being against her?

  • Mike Killam

    WONDERFUL!

    • Justa Nother Guy

      This is the best part of WWE. The debut of Broken/Woken Matt Hardy. DELIGHTFUL! A series of matches at the Hardy compound and Wyatt compound. Also Brother Nero coming upon return from injury

      • Mike Killam

        As someone who knows good brother Matt personally, I’m just super happy they’re letting him run with it. I don’t know how it’ll go over in WWE long-term but any time you let Matt run with something he creates and feels like he has ownership over, he’ll turn it into gold.

  • Justa Nother Guy

    They just need to go ahead and pull the trigger on the Jordan heel turn. Each week they nudge him closer to heeldom but keep maintaining he’s a face. Just do it already.

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  • Billy Miller

    Wwe has gotten so boring I remember back when wcw was still around even after hearing the results of the show it was so good I still watched it now it so dam PREDICTABLE AND BORING that I watch anything else and just read the results later get some fresh writers and story lines go back and watch and learn what made Monday night wars so dam good

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