WWE Raw came up with the second last episode before Royal Rumble 2019. The women’s champion Ronda Rousey teamed up with Sasha Banks for the first time on the show to give us a tag team match. A triple threat crowned a new Intercontinental Champion. Also, we received a new challenger for Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble. Here are the results from the show that took place at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. McMahon’s Limo arrived in the arena to open WWE Raw. Back into the ring, we had Braun Strowman who addressed his title match against Brock Lesnar. Baron Corbin interrupted to make him angry. Strowman chased him to the backstage. Corbin was hiding in the Limo. So Strowman started to destroy it. McMahon was furious about this and canceled the title match at Royal Rumble.
Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks teamed up with Nia Jax and Tamina in the opening contest of WWE Raw. Banks started the match with a Hurricurana followed by a pair of running double knees. Jax took control with a slam and punished her until Rousey tagged in. Banks eventually got the tag back. She hit a Russian Leg Sweep and applied the Bank Statement on Tamina for the win.
The Lucha House Party vs. The Revival was next on WWE Raw. We received a number of interviews during this match. Apollo Crews, Heath Slater, Curt Hawkins wanted title shots for no reasons. Back into the match, Dawson hit a DDT on Metallic and covered. But Metallic put his feet onto the ropes. Wilder took those off the ropes allowing Dawson to get the win.
Mr. McMahon made his way to the ring to address a new title opportunity for Royal Rumble. John Cena interrupted wanting a shot to the Universal Title. Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, and Baron Corbin soon showed up creating a brawl inside the ring. McIntyre stood tall hitting a Claymore on Cena. McMahon announced a fatal-4-way will determine the next challenger for Brock Lesnar.
Sasha Banks took verbal shots to Ronda Rousey going to the backstage. This led Bayley and Natalya to console their respective partners. Eventually, Bayley and Natalya had to team up against two members of the Riott Squad on WWE Raw. Nikki Cross joined the babyface team to make it a six-woman tag match. Cross hit a rope hung neckbreaker on Morgan after which Bayley connected with the top rope elbow for the win.
Jinder Mahal wanted a title shot against Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble. So Mr. McMahon gave him a chance. He declared a one-on-one match against Finn Balor. If Mahal wins he will be in the Fatal-4-way contender’s match. Distraction by Samir Singh allowed Mahal to deliver an attack to Balor before the match started. But Balor was able to hit the Sling Blade and the Coup De Grace for the victory on WWE Raw.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins in an Intercontinental Triple Threat was next on WWE Raw. Ambrose tried to convince Rollins to double team against Lashley. But Rollins threw Ambrose on Lashley to start the match. Lashley came back hitting a Spinebuster on Rollins followed by a belly-to-belly suplex on Ambrose on the floor! Lio Rush distracted Rollins that allowed Lashley to hit a spear on Ambrose for the win and become the new IC champion on WWE Raw.
The Moment of Bliss talk show segment was next on WWE Raw. Alexa Bliss appeared to host the show declaring that we will crown a new women’s tag team champions at Elimination Chamber. Three teams from WWE Raw and Smackdown will step inside the chamber for the titles. Paul Heyman appears on the show to cut a promo on Royal Rumble. Heavy Machinery appeared on the set to stop the segment, all of a sudden.
The main event of WWE Raw was a fatal-4-way match among Finn Balor, Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, and John Cena. McIntyre went right after Cena to start the match whereas Balor attacked Corbin. Cena was able to connect with a huge AA on Balor who kicked out. Corbin attacked everybody with a chair before Cena gave him an AA. McIntyre hit Cena with a Claymore after which Balor connected with the Coup De Grace for the win. He will now face Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble.
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