WWE RAW HOLT REPORT
DECEMBER 18, 2017
REPORT BY DAVID L., PWTORCH CORRESPONDENT
MAIN EVENT TAPING
(1) Kalisto beat Ariya Daivari
(2) Apollo Crews (w/Titus O’Neal, Dana Brooke) beat Curt Hawkins
They advertised Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus & Cesaro, but the six-person tag team match on Raw with those four plus Samoa Joe and Jason Jordan was a substitution. The other advertised dark match did take place.
(1) Braun Strowman beat Kane via DQ after Kane used a chair against him. It lasted about three or four minutes. Braun broke up Kane’s attempt at a chokeslam and powerslammed Kane through a table.
-The crowd was upset with the women fro interrupting Elias’s song.
-Roman Reigns wasn’t advertised for the show.
-Brock Lesnar got the biggest reaction. Everyone stood when he came out, and he was the only wrestler that happened for. Braun Storwman, Finn Balor, and Kurt Angle rounded out the top crowd reactions.
-Jason Jordan was booed. No matter what he did, he couldn’t do anything right in the eyes of the fans. They were even chanting “boring” at him when he was on offense during the match.
-It’s pretty clear the kids cheering for Enzo has largely died off now that he’s been a heel this long.
-Merchandise stands included the localized Brock Lesnar Suplex City shirt.
-There were some C.M. Punk chants, including during the Drew Gulak vs. Cedric Alexander match.
-It seems some fans knew who Hideo Itami was. Some fans knew Dash & Dawson, too.
-The fans laughed at the backstage skit with Heath Slater & Rhyno on the big screen.
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