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Former tag team partners square off in blockbuster Steel Cage Match
Although Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler took Raw by storm in the latter half of 2018, the former Raw Tag Team Champions have been butting heads as of late. After clashing in a Triple Threat Match that also involved mutual nemesis Finn Bálor — a bout won by WWE’s first Universal Champion, by the way — The Scottish Psychopath took his frustrations out on The Showoff, but Ziggler was able to escape a mauling with a well-timed Zig Zag.
Thanks to a Christmas Eve decree by “Mr. McMahon-ta Claus,” McIntyre and Ziggler are set to settle their differences inside a Steel Cage on New Year’s Eve.
Ronda Rousey and Natalya’s friendship stays strong
Despite pushing each other to the limit in last Monday night’s Raw Women’s Championship Match, defending titleholder Ronda Rousey and Natalya are closer than ever. And, even though The Queen of Harts failed to unseat The Baddest Woman on the Planet, Natalya is looking to close out 2018 on a high note.
What new challenges await these two ultra-competitive Superstars?
Seth Rollins has unfinished business with Dean Ambrose
With the McMahon family’s announcement that there will be no automatic rematch once a Superstar loses their championship, Seth Rollins’ path back to new Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose is a bit more complicated than it was just a few weeks ago. After defeating Baron Corbin in last Monday’s main event, The Kingslayer is no doubt eyeing Team Red’s workhorse title, which he lost to his former brother-in-arms at WWE TLC.
How will The Architect get his championship back?
How will Elias rock New Year’s Eve?
It wouldn’t be a special New Year’s Eve edition of Monday Night Raw without a performance by Raw’s resident troubadour, Elias. With this special episode emanating from Detroit Rock City, expect to welcome 2019 with a tune or two.
Sure, there’s a ball dropping in Times Square at midnight, but when it comes to ringing in the New Year, we would much rather “Walk With Elias.”