Fallouts from the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view were the main concern for this week’s WWE Raw with multiple debuts. Sasha Banks and Bayley were the talks of the town heading into the show with their women’s tag team championship win. Also, the storylines began for the next event in-store, Fastlane. Here are the results from last night’s show that took place at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Triple H kicked off this week’s WWE Raw highlighting the incredible Elimination Chamber event. The Road to Wrestlemania has begun and he would like to fire up the WWE Universe. He confirmed that four NXT names will make their debuts on the show. They are Ricochet, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. All of them will be in action on the show.
The opening contest of WWE Raw was a Tables Match between Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin. Strowman tried to overpower Corbin who targeted the injured mid-ribs of the monster. Corbin drove him ribs-first into the LED apron before Stroman countered with a suplex on the ramp. Kendo Sticks came into play as Corbin used them against his opponent. But Strowman scooped him up and hit a Running Powerslam through the table for the win.
Paul Heyman was out on WWE Raw to cut a promo on the Wrestlemania title match between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar. He warned the fans not to be hopeful about Rollins’s victory. Rollins does not have enough fire to burn down Suplex City.
Finn Balor appeared in the ring to talk about his Intercontinental title win from Elimination Chamber. Lio Rush cut him off saying that he does not deserve to be the champion. Bobby Lashley appeared from behind to attack Balor with a scoop slam. Rush hit a frog splash on Balor before Ricochet made the save. He gave a snap kick to Lashley before catching Rush with a moonsault off the apron.
Ricochet stood tall in the ring following which a tag team match started on WWE Raw. Finn Balor and Ricochet vs. Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley was the lineup. Ricochet hit a Fosbury Flop on Rush before Lashley tried to interfere. Balor kept Lashley out of the ring hitting a drop-kick. Ricochet hit a springboard uppercut followed by a 630 for the pinfall win.
Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins vs. Lucha House Party was the next matchup on WWE Raw. Dorado hit Ryder with a dropkick before catching Metallik distracted Hawkins. Dorado pulled off the win after pinning Hawkins with a Hurricurana. The Heavy Machinery was giving an interview to Charly Caruso when Lacey Evans came out. Otis and Tucker did some struts to impress Lacey.
WWE RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival was in action against Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano. Roode and Gable tried to cut a promo prior to the match but The Revival prevailed. In the match, Johnny hit Dawson with a slingshot spear and tagged Ciampa in. They hit a running knee/superkick combo for the big win on debut.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley made their entrance. The crowd greeted them with You Deserve it chants as they still could not believe of their win at Elimination Chamber. Nia Jax and Tamina made their entrance to insult Sasha Banks saying that she never had a successful title defense. The two heels walked away after Banks-Bayley prohibited to enter the ring.
Drew McIntyre wanted to face Seth Rollins to prove his potential for Wrestlemania. But Dean Ambrose walked out to slap him in the face setting up a match on WWE Raw. An irate McIntyre hammered away on Ambrose from the early going. Ambrose came back with a neckbreaker but ran into a Claymore kick for the win.
Elias was out next to sing a song on WWE Raw. But Aleister Black interrupted him to have a match. Elias connected with a knee for a near fall but Black hit the Black Mass to pick up the win.
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defended the RAW Women’s Championship against Ruby Riott in the main event. Rousey started with some judo throws before locking in a triangle choke attempt which Riott countered into a cannonball and two Riott Kicks. But Rousey kicked out and hit a reverse Alabama Slam on Riott. She applied the arm-bar to pick up the submission win. Riott Squad tried to attack Ronda after the match. But the champion stood tall to end the show putting all of them down.
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