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WWE RAW REPORT: A TAG TEAM RETURNS, BROCK'S OPPONENT IS ANNOUNCED, DREW REVEALS HE IS A FAN OF THE GREATEST STAR WARS CHARACTER, AND A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ROYAL RUMBLE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-12-18 23:04:00

Match Number Two:  Finn Balor versus Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

Dallas starts things off and Bo tries to back Balor into the corner but he avoids Axel.  Dallas pulls Balor towards the corner but Balor kicks Dallas away.  Axel tags in.  Axel with a waist lock and he moves Balor towards the corner but Balor is able to get away.  Axel with an elbow and he runs Balor into the corner and connects with shoulders.  Dallas tags in and he kicks Balor.  Axel tags in and he kicks Balor.  Balor with elbows to Bo and Axel but Axel with an elbow.

Axel with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and Balor hits a drop kick for a near fall.  Balor with a reverse chin lock.  Balor knocks Bo off the apron when he tries to interfere and Axel with a Northern Lariat.  Axel with kicks in the corner and then he sends Balor into the turnbuckles.  Dallas tags in and he hits a short arm clothesline and gets a near fall.   Dallas with a reverse chin lock.  Balor with a running forearm to Dallas and then he hits a double stomp after a double leg take down.  Axel breaks up the cover and the referee pulls Axel off Balor.

Axel tags in and he kicks Balor and sends him into the turnbuckles.  Axel puts Balor on the turnbuckles and sets for a superplex.  Balor knocks Axel off the turnbuckles and Bo stops Balor from hitting the Coup De Grace.  Axel and Bo attack Balor and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Finn Balor (by disqualification)

After the match, Axel and Bo attack Balor and Hideo Itami's music plays and he comes to the ring.  Itami with kicks to Axel and then a back heel kick to Dallas.  Itami with a round kick while Balor holds Dallas.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we have a tag match.

Match Number Three:  Hideo Itami and Finn Balor versus Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

Itami tags in and he hits a double sledge and then works on the arm.  Balor tags in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge to the arm.  Balor and Axel argue on the apron and Bo with a thumb to the eye and clothesline.  Axel tags in and so does Balor.  Axel with a back breaker.  Axel with a knee to the ribs and a kick.  Axel with a knee to the back and an arm bar and chin lock.  Bo tags in and Axel with a running knee.  Dallas gets a near fall.  

Bo sends Balor into the turnbuckles.  Axel with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.  Axel with a knee and then he misses a Stinger Splash when Balor moves.  Itami tags in and he knocks Dallas off the apron.  Itami with a knee as he goes to the apron.  Itami with a clothesline off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall.  Itami kicks Axel and then connects with a series of strikes and a flying knee for a near fall.  Balor with a Slingblade to Axel and he clotheslines Dallas over the top rope to the floor.  Itami with a hesitation drop kick into the corner while Balor hits a running drop kick to Dallas against the ringside barrier.

Itami gets Axel up and hits the GTS for the three count.

Winners:  HIdeo Itami and Finn Balor

Renee Young is with Cedric Alexander.  He is asked about his match against Drew Gulak and whether he is overlooking Drew.  Cedric says he wants to be Cruiserweight Champion.  He wants to beat Enzo and represent 205 Live.  He wants to show everyone what the cruiserweights are made of.  He cannot do it all in one night.  He got a second chance and he is going to take advantage of it.  He says he will not be overlooking Drew unless his is standing over him with his hand raised.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Enzo Amore makes his way to the ring with Drew Gulak.

Enzo says we are going to get a showdown when Drew Gulak faces Cedric Alexander.   He says it will rival anything you will see in the new Star Wars movie.  Enzo gives his mic to Drew.

Drew thanks Enzo and he says if we are going to talk Star Wars, he considers himself a Jar Jar Binks.  He says that is a hero.  Tonight is the biggest match of his life and he owes it all to his mentor and his best friend, Enzo Amore.  Drew says he has a special edition of Drew's plan for a Better 205 Live, the Enzo Amore Tribute Edition of the . . . 

Cedric's music interrupts the POWER POINT PRESENTATION.

Match Number Four:  Drew Gulak versus Cedric Alexander in a Number One Contender's Match

They lock up and Cedric backs Drew into the corner and he breaks the hold.  Drew with a single leg take down.  Alexander with a side head lock and take down.  Alexander with a head scissors and drop kick that sends Gulak to the floor.  Alexander with a plancha onto Gulak and they return to the ring and Cedric gets a near fall.  Alexander with chops as they go around the ring.  Gulak with a waist lock but Alexander with a front face lock.  

Gulak tries to suplex Alexander over the top rope to the floor but Alexander holds on and they both go over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Drew with a hard Irish whip.  We see Drew knock Cedric off the turnbuckles to the floor and Cedric appears to have hurt his back.  Drew with an Irish whip and clothesline for a near fall.  Drew with a chop and Irish whip but he misses a chop.  Cedric goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Cedric back does not allow it.  Gulak with a discus clothesline for a near fall.  

Alexander with punches and a back body drop.  Alexander with a clothesline but Drew with chops.  Drew with a sunset flip for a near fall but Alexander gets a near fall.  Drew with a jackknife cover for a near fall.  Drew misses a clothesline and Alexander with a standing C4 for a near fall.  Alexander with a chop.

Drew blocks a handspring elbow and applies an ankle lock and then he applies a modified Regal stretch.  Alexander gets to the ropes to force Gulak to remove the hold.  Enzo gets up from the announce table and he walks to the back.  Drew looks dejected and Alexander with an enzuigiri.  Drew with a chop but Alexander with chops of his own.  Drew with a boot but Alexander blocks it and he connects with a back elbow.  Cedric with a springboard clothesline and he hits the Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winner:  Cedric Alexander

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Enzo walking in the back and he sees Nia Jax and Nia is smiling.  Enzo says he got the DM.  Nia says she thought that they could finish their conversation.  Nia mentions Drew and Enzo says that Drew is not his friend and he just works for him.

Drew stops by and his nose is bleeding and he has a tissue in the nose.  He tells Enzo that he lost and it is not alright.  Drew says he let Enzo and the Zo Train down.  They need to talk about it.  

Nia says they should talk about it and she will talk to Enzo some other time.

Drew says he does not know what happened out there and he will review the tapes and see what went wrong.  Drew says if they could go over it together . . . 

Enzo screams that Drew did a lot of things wrong and he walks away.

Alicia Fox mentions that Paige and her fangirls ruined her match against Asuka.  Lightning will not strike twice.  She will use what she learned and win and end the undefeated streak.  If she loses, she will freak out.

Match Number Five:  Asuka versus Alicia Fox

Alicia tries to stay away from Asuka.  Alicia avoids a punch and backs into the ropes.  Alicia has a kick blocked and Asuka with a waist lock.  Asuka with a side head lock.  Asuka with a shoulder tackle.  Alicia gets to the ropes when Asuka tries for a cross arm breaker.  Alicia goes to the floor and kicks Asuka and then connects with a boot to the head for a near fall.  Alicia with strike like moves to Asuka followed by a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall.  Alicia with a reverse chin lock.  

Alicia with a forearm and Asuka wants more.  Asuka with strikes and Asuka goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick.  Asuka with a running hip attack into the corner followed by a biel.  Asuka with a round kick to the head and she rolls into the cross arm breaker and Alicia taps out.

Winner:  Asuka

We go to commercial.

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