The December 24th edition of WWE RAW was taped on the night of the 17th at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
– RAW will kick off with a 34th Street Fight between Elias and Bobby Lashley. Elias comes out and plays a Christmas-themed song insulting Lashley and Lio Rush. Lashley comes out to interrupt, and our opening bout gets underway.
– Elias def. Bobby Lashley: During the match, Lashley opens a present and dumps Lego bricks all over the mat. Lashley goes to throw Elias on to the Lego, but Elias reverses and slams Lashley on to them. Elias takes a violin out of a box and smashes it on Lashley for the win. Elias pours egg nog on Lio Rush after the match.
-Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) def. The Revival: This one was for the RAW Tag Titles. The Champions retained with roll-up pin, in a match that got good reviews from fans in attendance.
– Drew McIntyre does an interview saying he intends to win the Royal Rumble.
– Finn Balor def. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre: Finn won this three-way dance with the Coup De Grace on Ziggler. After the match, McIntyre gets back in the ring, but Ziggler gives him the Zig Zag.
– Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, & Bayley def. Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, & Mickie James: After the match, The Riott Squad attacks the winners.
– Paul Heyman comes out to the ring and gets on the mic. Heyman talks about his client Brock Lesnar, and then he sings a Christmas carol about Lesnar beating Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Braun Strowman comes out to interrupt. Braun doesn’t have the sling on his shoulder anymore, and he talks some trash to Heyman about what he’s going to do to Lesnar, before sending Heyman away.
– Ronda Rousey def. Natalya: Ronda retained her RAW Women’s Title in this one with the arm bar.
– Heath Slater def. Jinder Mahal: Rhyno runs in wearing a Santa costume and hits the Gore on Jinder.
– Seth Rollins def. Baron Corbin: Rollins scores the win with the curb stomp. Fan reports noted that some in attendance started leaving before the end of the show, as it has been a long day at the Golden 1 Center for fans with two RAW tapings back to back.