February 4, 2019
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Ronda Rousey defeated Liv Morgan via armbar
- Ronda Rousey defeated Sarah Logan via armbar
- Four Way: The Revival defeated Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, B-Team via Shatter Machine on Bo Dallas to win a tag title shot
- Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Alicia Fox & Nikki Cross via rollup by Bayley on Alicia
- Elias defeated Jeff Jarrett via Drift Away
- Finn Balor defeated Lio Rush via Coup de Grace
- EC3 defeated Dean Ambrose via sudden jackknife cover
- Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin defeated Braun Strowman & Kurt Angle via DQ due to Strowman not being the legal man, but attacking Corbin
In-Ring: Stephanie McMahon, Becky Lynch
WWE Raw kicks off with Stephanie McMahon in the ring welcoming every one to the show. As she’s talking, Becky Lynch’s music hits and out comes the winner of the 2019 women’s Royal Rumble. Lynch is seen limping and wearing a knee brace. A loud “Becky” chant from the crowd.
Stephanie introduces Becky Lynch as we take a look at last week’s show down between the Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch. Stephanie says she hasn’t seen anyone go toe to toe with Ronda and smile at her. Becky gets on the microphone and asks why wouldn’t she be smiling? She has a lot of reasons to be smiling, she won the Royal Rumble match and she will slap Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania. Stephanie says after what Ronda did to her, she wants to see Becky do just that but she can’t help but notice that Becky is wearing a knee brace. Stephanie asks if she is okay. Becky says she is fine.
We take a look at the Royal Rumble match when it came down to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. We see the clip of Nia Jax attacking Becky and Becky is seen holding her knee but ultimately going on to win the Royal Rumble.
Stephanie says that for the past eight days, Becky has been refusing medical attention. Lynch says even on one leg, she will fight anyone, anywhere but no doctor is going near her. Stephanie says she remembers the night Nia Jax injured Lynch, she’s all heart and she’ll do anything to fight. But Stephanie says Becky she cannot physically compete if she is not cleared by the WWE medical staff. Becky says she’s a glitch in her plan, she’s not moving for anyone. Becky says she fought her entire life to get where she is but what would Stephanie know about struggle. She asks Stephanie if she’s ever had to struggle for anything in her life but no because Stephanie never had to fight for anything but Becky wants to fight for everything.
Becky says there’s nothing Stephanie or a doctor can do about her competing at WrestleMania. Stephanie says it’s a liability to let her compete, all she has to do is go see the doctor and be cleared. Unless the knee is worse than she’s letting on and even if she doesn’t believe her, Stephanie says she cares for Becky. Stephanie tells Becky to go see the doctor, this is not about tricks or games, this is about Becky’s health. Stephanie asks Becky if she will see the doctor to which Becky says she won’t take her moment away from her. Stephanie says she won’t but it’s her choice. And if Becky refuses to see a doctor, she will be suspended until she sees a doctor. Becky says she won’t be responsible for her actions.
Stephanie says she doesn’t understand why it’s so hard, Becky tells her not to do it. Stephanie says until Becky sees a doctor, Becky Lynch is suspended from WWE. Becky Lynch attacks Stephanie McMahon. She grabs Stephanie goes for the Disarm-her but her injured knee bothers her as she lets go. WWE officials come in the ring to break it up but Becky takes them out until she’s finally pulled away.
After commercials, Becky Lynch is being escorted out of the arena as Ronda Rousey comes up to her. Ronda says that she is a professional who is doing her best to sell their match at WrestleMania. Meanwhile, Becky Lynch beating up Stephanie McMahon did not sell their PPV and is robbing the women’s revolution of their main event at WrestleMania. Ronda calls her unprofessional. Ronda tells Becky to stay home and rest up. And to use “ice and Advil, bitch.”
Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan
The bell rings and we are under way. Liv Morgan slides out of the ring with the rest of the Riott Squad. She gets back in the ring and as soon as Ronda approaches her, she goes back out. With Ronda distracted, Liv goes to attack Ronda but Ronda catches her in the arm bar submission as Liv Morgan taps out.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
Ronda says every one is booing her and the rest of the Riott Squad is eyeing her. Ronda says to do something about it as Sarah Logan gets in the ring. The bell rings.
Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Logan
Logan gets in the ring and drives Rousey into the corner. Rousey gets out of it and goes for the arm bar but the rest of Riott Squad pull Logan to the outside of the ring. Back from commercial, Logan lifts Ronda and drops her into the corner. Logan right a right hand but Ronda with a right hand of her own as she flips Logan over and drops her down. Right hands by Ronda Rousey and she gets the arm bar as Sarah Logan taps out.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
Ruby Riott stands on the ring apron as Ronda drops her title and the two stare. Ruby walks away as the Riott Squad exit.
After commercials, backstage, Ruby is asked why she ran away from Ronda. Ruby says she didn’t run away and she has no doubt that she can and she will defeat Ronda Rousey. But tonight, Liv and Sarah are hurt and need her. And they will do anything for each other and that’s something that friends do and is also something an opportunist, like Ronda, knows nothing about.
Backstage: Bayley, Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox, Nikki Cross
Backstage, Bayley and Sasha Banks are talking as Charly Caruso comes in. She asks if their losses against Ronda Rousey have impacted their mindset moving forward? Bayley said together, they are strong. Sasha says that they will win the women’s tag team titles as Alicia Fox and Nikki Cross come in. They talk about how they won’t make it to the Elimination Chamber as they will win their tag team match tonight.
Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. B-Team vs. The Revival
The winners of this match will take on WWE Raw Tag Team champions Chad Gable and Bobby Roode.
Tucker Knight takes Dash Wilder down and goes for the cover but Wilder kicks out. Tucker tags Otis into the match. The two men with a double team on Wilder. Otis goes for the cover but Otis kicks out. Otis lifts Wilder up and a spinning power slam by Otis. He sends Wilder to the ropes and tags Tucker into the match and both men with a double tag team. In come the B2 as Heavy Machinery pick them up and drop them over the top rope. The Lucha House Party jump onto the ring apron and a moonsault by both men onto the outside. Heavy Machinery double team Dawson inside the ring. They lift Dawson up and throw him to the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Dawson with Gran Metalik in the ring. A back drop by Dawson as he goes for the cover but Gran Metalik kicks out. Dawson tags Wilder in. A right hand by Gran Metalik but Wilder kicks him down and tags Dawson into the ring. Both men double team Gran Metalik but he kicks out. A head lock by Dawson as Gran Metalik gets out of it. Gran Metalik tags Lince Dorado into the match. He takes Wilder out and in comes Dawson but a drop kick on him as he lands a moonsault on Wilder. He goes for the cover but Wilder kicks out. Bo Dallas is tagged in. Lince runs to the ropes as Otis tags himself in. Lince with a suicide dive onto the outside. Otis with the caterpillar on Bo Dallas but Axel breaks it up. Knight with an overhead suplex on Axel. They go to double team Dallas but Wilder takes Axel to the outside. Dawson tags himself in as he’s the legal man with Dallas. He sends Dawson to the corner as Wilder tags himself in. The Shatter Machine on Bo Dallas. Dawson goes for the cover and gets the 3 count.
Winners: The Revival
Backstage: Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins
Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins are backstage. Ryder says they’ll be in that match next time to which Hawkins tells him he’s toxic and if he had a different partner, they would have been in that match. Ryder says that last week, on the graphic when they were coming out for his match, they misspelled his name. They talk about how Hawkins will finally get his win.
In-Ring: Kurt Angle, Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman
Kurt Angle’s music hits as he makes his way down to the ring. Kurt gets in the ring and says integrity, intensity and intelligence. For the past 20 years, he lived his life by the three I’s and through good and bad, it worked. He accomplished everything he wanted, from the European championship all the way to the WWE Hall of Fame. He tore the house down with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania. He soiled the ring with milk. And as the general manager on Raw, he gave every superstar the opportunity to settle it in the ring. And he got to meet the son he never knew he had and he had everyone remind him of how much he really sucks.
But lately the three I’s have turned into the three D’s. Doubt, defeat and depression. The past few matches he had didn’t turn out how he wanted them to. He wanted to prove that he still had it and he wanted to shut them up for good. In his career, he beat them all. And he even won a gold medal with a broken freakin neck. But there’s one opponent that he knows he cannot defeat and that is father time.
Baron Corbin’s music hits and he says blah, blah, blah, blah. He asks Kurt to wrap it up already. Does he want everyone to feel sorry for him? Corbin says Kurt did this to himself. This speech should have been his speech at the Hall of Fame. But he had to go and sign a contract to become general manager. He tells Kurt he was supposed to make matches and not be in them. But he’s nothing but a broken down shadow of a man. Kurt says this broken man will break his ankle into two.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits and he makes his way to the stage. Drew tells Kurt he can’t help himself. One minute, he was ready to move on and two minutes after he was ready to fight Corbin. People used to look at Kurt and would see a warrior. But in their match, Drew looked in his eyes and saw fear right before he tapped him out to his own ankle lock. He was humiliated. But the thing about Kurt is he has no quit in his body. Drew says Kurt will keep showing up until someone does something drastic. He tells the crowd to shut up and get their camera’s ready because this will be the last time they will see Kurt Angle in a WWE ring.
Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin come down to the ring and surround Kurt. Braun Strowman’s music hits and he comes down. He fights with McIntyre as Angle is fighting with Corbin in the ring. Angle with a clothesline to Corbin taking him to the outside. Corbin and McIntyre run in between the fans to the back.
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Alicia Fox & Nikki Cross
The winners of this match will qualify for the Elimination Chamber match. Sasha Bank’s music hits as Bayley comes out. Nikki Cross and Alicia Fox attack Bayley from behind. Fox drags Banks from the back onto the stage. Bayley gets up and starts to fight back but not for long. Cross and Fox double team Bayley as referee’s come out to break it up.
Back from commercial, Bayley and Cross are in the ring. Bayley goes for the cover on Cross but Cross kicks out. Cross gets on Bayley’s back and tags Alicia Fox in. A cross body by Bayley on both men. She goes for the cover but Fox kicks out. A right hand by Fox, she sends Bayley to the corner but Bayley climbs the top rope and the spinning elbow on Fox. She goes for the cover, Fox kicks out. She goes for another cover but Cross breaks it up. Bayley throws Fox onto the ring apron, Bayley with a DDT and Bayley lands and rolls to the outside. Bayley throws Fox back on the inside. She gets back in the ring and a scissor kick by Fox on Bayley. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. A head lock by Fox as she tags Cross in. They place Bayley in a tree of woe and both women stomp on Bayley.
Cross tags Fox into the match. as she stomps on Bayley and tags Cross back in. Cross with a headlock. She gets Bayley in the corner and a running bulldog. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Cross kicks Bayley to the outside. Cross with a cross body off the ring apron onto Bayley. Alicia Fox is tagged in. Cross runs towards Bayley who is on the ring post but Sasha moves Bayley out of the way. Bayley gets back in the ring, Alicia grabs her but Bayley with a roll up and she gets the 3 count.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks
Backstage: Apollo Crews, Rezar
Apollo Crews is backstage with Caruso who asks him if he’s surprised that Kurt Angle is competing tonight. Crews says he is glad and Caruso asks him why he’s glad. Crews says Angle won a gold medal with a broken neck, he’s allowed to have a few bad matches. Rezar shows up with Drake Maverick. They taunt Crews about how his Olympic hero has no chance to win. Crews faces off with Rezar.
Elias vs. Jeff Jarrett
Road Dogg comes down and introduces Jeff Jarrett as Jarrett calls himself the world’s greatest wrestler and singer. Road Dogg tells him they never finished singing last week. The two start to sing “With My Baby Tonight” in the ring.
Elias shows up on stage with his guitar. He tells them the song they’ve been singing for 25 years is just like them. It hasn’t aged well. He asks Jarrett if he even plays the guitar and if Road Dogg should be on SmackDown bringing down their ratings. He says he would rather watch the half time show of the Super Bowl but he preferred to be in Portland. A city which doesn’t even have an NFL team. Elias says it’s easy. He comes out, they shut up and he sings. But he will not sing in Portland. He says Jeff and Road Dogg can keep up this pathetic act but it won’t change the truth and that truth is that WWE stands for Walk With Elias.
Jeff Jarrett says in the immortal words of one of his greatest rivalries, hey chico, don’t sing it, bring it. Jeff Jarrett gets out of the ring and goes after Elias. A right hand by Jarrett and Elias gets in the ring. The referee rings for the bell. A right hand by Jarrett as Elias rolls to the outside. He is surrounded by Road Dogg and Jarrett but he gets back in the ring.
Back from commercial, Elias with a kick taking Jarrett down. A chop to the chest as he sends Jarrett to the ropes but Jarrett with a kick of his own followed by a hip toss. Jarrett sends Elias to the ropes but a jumping knee to the face by Elias takes Jarrett down. Elias mocks Jeff Jarrett with his walk. Elias sends Jarrett to the ropes and he hits him with an elbow to the face. He goes for the cover but Jarrett kicks out. A head lock by Elias onto Jarrett but Jarrett fights out of it. Elias with a suplex on Jarrett. He goes for the cover but Jarrett kicks out. A right hand by Jarrett but Elias with a kick to the stomach takes Jarrett down. A jumping elbow drop by Elias as he goes for the cover but Jarrett again with the kick out.
Elias sends Jarrett to the ropes and catches him with a sleeper. Jarrett sits down and breaks up the sleeper. Elias with a right hand on Road Dogg taking him down on the outside. Jarrett with a right hand on Elias, he sends Elias to the ropes and a clothesline takes Elias out. Jarrett with an enzuigiri and with Road Dogg on the ring apron, he gets taken down by Elias again. Elias runs towards Jarrett but Jarrett ducks, Elias lands the Drift Away. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Road Dogg gets in the ring after the match and starts to beat on Elias. With Jarrett behind Elias, he hits Elias with a guitar taking him out.
Backstage: Natalya, Dana Brooke
Natalya is backstage as Dana Brooke walks in. She apologizes for last week and how they lost. Dana says she realizes how important the women’s tag team titles are to her. Natalya gives Dana the silent treatment. Dana says she will go find a McMahon and make a match for next week to prove to her that she belongs here. Dana walks away as Natalya takes the ear pods off, hearing nothing.
Ric Flair’s Birthday Celebration is announced in Atlanta in 3 weeks.
Backstage: Finn Balor
Charly Caruso is backstage with Finn Balor, she asks if he’s in pain. Balor says the Irish are stubborn when wounded. He says his elbow is hurt, his ribs are hurting but he took the best punishment from Lesnar and Lashley yet he’s still around. He says he won’t be pushed around, he will take the fight to Bobby Lashley just like he took it to Brock Lesnar. And the first chance he gets, he will take Bobby Lashley’s Intercontinental title too.
Finn Balor vs. Lio Rush
Rush says Bobby Lashley can curl dumbells heavier than Balor. He shouldn’t even be talking about the Intercontinental title. Lashley says Balor couldn’t beat Lesnar and he calls himself better than Lesnar. He says he can beat Lesnar in the ring, in an octagon or in his sleep. Balor doesn’t deserve to be in the ring with him, he needs to start beating people his own size.
Lashley says Balor doesn’t have a title match against him. Tonight, he will fight Lio Rush. And if he entertains him enough, he just might think about giving him the title match. Lashley with a shot on Balor before the bell rings. Lashley goes after the ribs.
The referee rings the bell and Rush goes right after Balor. Balor throws Rush in the corner but Rush with a kick to the ribs takes Balor down. Right hands by Rush and he keeps going after the ribg. Rush runs to the ropes but Balor catches Rush and drops him. Balor stomps on Rush as Rush rolls to the outside. Balor with a dropkick takes Rush down. Balor on the ring apron but Lashley grabs Balor and pulls him to the outside. The referee throws Bobby Lashley out and orders him to the back. Lio Rush gets back in the ring and a suicide dive through the ropes onto Balor.
Back from commercial, both men are back in the ring. A knee by Balor takes Rush down. Balor gets on the ring apron as Rush runs towards him but a kick to the face by Balor takes Rush down. Balor climbs the top rope but Rush pushes Balor off. A right hand by Rush who climbs the second rope. Rush lands a hurricanrana. He goes for the cover but Balor kicks out. Rush stretches Balor’s arm with a modified abdominal stretch. Balor makes it up to his feet and reverses it. Right hands by Balor.
The sling blade by Finn Balor. He grabs Rush and lifts him up but Balor is in pain. Rush reverses it into a cover but Balor kicks out. Rush climbs the top rope and goes for the frog splash but Balor moves out of the way and drop kicks Rush. Finn Balor climbs the top rope and the Coup de Grâce. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Finn Balor
Bobby Lashley runs to the ring as Finn Balor rolls to the outside.
Paige’s music hits and she shows up on stage to a loud ovation, asking the crowd if they missed her. Paige says there’s a movie coming out called Fighting with my Family and it’s a movie about her. They air the trailer for the movie.
A Moment of Bliss: Alexa Bliss, EC3, Nia Jax, Tamina, Dean Ambrose
Alexa Bliss is on stage and says that her guest is a superstar who is a man of mystery and frankly, she can’t wait to get to know him better. She introduces EC3 to the show. Alexa Bliss says EC3 has everything going for him. He’s young, good looking and has a very large… bank account. She asks him if he will be on Raw or SmackDown.
Out comes Nia Jax with Tamina. She says she will answer it for him, no one cares. Jax says she would say she is sorry for interrupting but she’s not. Nia says they should be talking about her week, how she broke boundaries by entering the men’s Royal Rumble match. Or even how her and Tamina qualified for the Elimination Chamber match. Jax says they did that by beating her. Alexa says technically, Mickie lost the match. Nia Jax says this is her moment. The whole WWE universe is talking and tweeting about her wondering what she will do next. Nia says she might fill in for Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits. He comes out and Jax asks how he dares to interrupt her interrupt. Ambrose tells Alexa he is sorry because he doesn’t want to be out there but it’s obvious that Nia has a crush on him. She’s not the first one to have a crush on him and it will be hard for her but for her to stay away from him. He asks Alexa who this is, point to EC3. Just as EC3 was about to talk, Ambrose slaps the microphone out of his hand.
Ambrose asks EC3 what EC3 stands for and where is EC1 and EC2. He asks why he walks backstage like a mute Chippendale’s dancer instead of getting in the ring. EC3 with a right hand on Dean Ambrose.
Dean Ambrose vs. EC3
The bell rings and we are under way. EC3 goes right after Ambrose and a flying clothesline by EC3. He walks towards Ambrose but Ambrose throws him into the turnbuckle shoulder first and to the outside. EC3 back in the ring and Ambrose stomping on him. He goes for the cover but EC3 kicks out.
A right hand by EC3, he sends Ambrose to the ropes and a flying forearm takes Ambrose down. EC3 goes for a big splash on Ambrose but Ambrose moves out of the way. Ambrose grabs EC3 but EC3 reverses it into a cover and gets the pin.
Backstage: Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman
Angle is asked by Caruso what it would mean to beat two superstars who humiliated him. Angle said he didn’t expect to compete tonight but he kissed his wife goodbye, grabbed his wrestling boots and went to the arena. But he’s not in it alone. In comes Braun Strowman. Angle says he is glad Strowman is on his team.
Braun Strowman says he doesn’t know what Kurt Angle was going to say but it’s an honor to partner with him. He says Corbin and McIntyre will get these hands. It’s true, it’s damn true.
Backstage: Mojo Rawley
Mojo Rawley is in a dark room, speaking in front a mirror. He says from college, to the NFL, to wall street to WWE, they’ve always wanted him to be in a team. But he should forget the team, because it’s all about him. He then starts to laugh maniacally.
Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman & Kurt Angle
The bell rings and we are under way. Corbin goes after Angle but Kurt ducks and catches him with a German suplex. He goes for the ankle lock but McIntyre pulls Corbin to the outside. Strowman with a running shoulder block takes McIntyre out. Corbin gets back in the ring and Angle with a German suplex. He goes for the ankle lock but Corbin pushes him off onto the ropes and McIntyre with a right hand onto Kurt Angle.
Back from commercial, Corbin with a right hand on Kurt Angle. Corbin grabs Angle and throws him in the corner. He tags McIntyre into the match as they double team Angle. McIntyre with a right hand but it’s blocked by Angle. McIntyre pushes Angle back into the corner and tags Corbin in. Corbin with a right hand but Angle blocks it and a right hand of his own. Angle sends Corbin to the corner but Corbin tags McIntyre and slides under the ropes. Corbin gets back in and hits Strowman as McIntyre attacks Angle.
Strowman tries to get back in the ring but McIntyre is taunting him. Angle goes for the Angle slam but Drew reverses it and lands the Angle Slam himself. He gets the Ankle Lock on Kurt Angle in the middle of the ring. Angle gets out of it and makes the tag. A right hand by Strowman. He delivers a shoulder tackle on Drew and on Corbin. A running splash by Strowman onto McIntyre. Strowman lifts McIntyre but McIntyre gets out of it. He sends Strowman to the ropes as Corbin lowers the top rope and Strowman goes to the outside. Corbin is tagged in and a double axe handle off the ring apron onto Strowman.
Corbin slams Strowman into the ring post and into the other ring post. Corbin slams Strowman into the barricade and sends him into the ring. Corbin gets Strowman in the corner and tags McIntyre in. Both men double team Strowman. Drew McIntyre with a neck breaker. He goes for the cover but Strowman kicks out.
McIntyre tags Corbin into the ring. Both men double team Strowman as Corbin goes for the cover but again Strowman kicks out. McIntyre is tagged in and they double team Strowman. Another tag is made and they go for a suplex on Strowman but Strowman reverses it into a double suplex taking Corbin and McIntyre out. Strowman tags Kurt Angle in.
Kurt Angle with a German suplex on Corbin and one on McIntyre. Another German suplex on Corbin followed by a clothesline taking McIntyre to the outside. Kurt Angle with the Angle slam on Corbin. He goes for the cover but McIntyre breaks it up. In comes Strowman who shoulder blocks McIntyre to the outside. Strowman with a right hand on Corbin and he sends him to the outside. With Strowman not the legal man, the referee rings for the bell.
Winners: By disqualification, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin
Braun Strowman throws Corbin into the barricade. Drew McIntyre with the Claymore on Braun Strowman. With Kurt Angle on the outside, McIntyre and Corbin double team Angle. They throw Kurt Angle into the ring steps. Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin throw the ring steps into the ring. They get Angle in the ring.
In comes Strowman who choke slams McIntyre onto the ring steps. Strowman lifts Corbin up and choke slams him onto the ring steps. Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman celebrate in the ring as Raw goes off the air.