The 02/11/19 edition of Raw, out of the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1342 of Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Becky Lynch Comes to Raw (Again)
After recapping last week’s events and going over the impending episode of Raw, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon prepared to give Becky Lynch’s doctor’s diagnosis of her leg (who she finally saw). Although they were interrupted by The Man before they could finish the announcement, the third time appeared to be the charm, as Lynch and the McMahons finally had an amicable interaction.
Triple H began by apologizing to Becky for what he said to her on SmackDown Live last week. He and Stephanie then announced that Lynch had been cleared by doctors and, therefore, her suspension was lifted.
Her WrestleMania match against Ronda Rousey was back on – as long as she could apologize for her actions against Triple H and Stephanie. Although this request seemed reasonable enough, Becky Lynch absolutely lost it, screaming that she would never apologize, and becoming hostile toward Stephanie and Triple H once again.
Triple H reminded Becky that her dream was to fight Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania and that it would be ridiculous to throw all of that away over pride. She had until the end of the night to decide whether or not to apologize to her superiors.
Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina vs. The Riott Squad (Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan)
As the losers of the match would be forced to enter the Elimination Chamber first, Sasha Banks and Bayley took their time getting into the action. With three teams in the mix, just because you don’t win doesn’t necessarily mean you lose (insert head-point meme here).
At one point, Sasha Banks was “injured” and forced to exit to the backstage area. From here, Bayley carried the match, nearly taking the victory with a flying elbow to Liv Morgan, but the pin was broken up by Sarah Logan.
Nia Jax took advantage of the remaining competitors being less than 100%, swooping in to defeat Bayley with a Samoan Drop.
Sasha Banks and Bayley will now be the first entrants in the Elimination Chamber match for the Women’s Tag Team Championships.
Winner: Nia Jax and Tamina
Lucha House Party Walks With Elias
After being interrupted twice by WWE promotional videos, Elias was interrupted a third time by Lucha House Party. Tired of all the interruptions, Elias declared that he was the greatest musical act of all time and, therefore, should be allowed to complete a song for once.
Kalisto wholeheartedly agreed, saying that he, Dorado, and Metalik were actually there to Walk With Elias, so at long last, Elias played an entire song, LHP listening next to him.
Once his song was over, all three members of the House Party gave him the thumbs down. Lince Dorado announced he was the dancer of the group, Gran Metalik was the singer, but Kalisto was the musician.
Elias graciously allowed Kalisto to sit on his stool and play his guitar, but was less than pleased with the performance, as he smashed his backup guitar over Kalisto’s back once the song was over.
Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Bálor
With Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush at ringside and the Handicap Intercontinental Championship Match on the horizon, Finn Bálor set out to prove that he could take on anyone. Unfortunately for Bálor, the moment he appeared to be getting the upper hand, he was attacked by Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush.
After causing a disqualification, Lashley, Rush, and McIntyre ganged up on Finn Bálor, but he was soon saved by Kurt Angle. Angle successfully distracted the assailants from
Bálor, Strowman, and Angle stood tall as Lashley, Rush, McIntyre, and Corbin slinked back toward the stage.
Winner: Finn Bálor (via disqualification)
Finn Bálor, Braun Strowman, and Kurt Angle vs. Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and Bobby Lashley
During a commercial break, it was decided that Lashley, McIntyre, and Corbin weren’t going to get away that easily, and a 6-man tag match was set.
Corbin, Lashley, and McIntyre did a number on Kurt Angle for much of the match, keeping him away from his tag partners as long as possible. Finn Bálor eventually got in the ring but was beaten down by the
A brawl at ringside left Strowman, Corbin, and McIntyre out of commission, leaving Bálor to go for the Coup de Grâce on Bobby Lashley. Lio Rush grabbed his leg, however, stopping him in his tracks.
Bobby Lashley then pinned Bálor, but Finn put his foot on the rope at the last second. The referee didn’t see
Bálor, Strowman, and Angle had slightly better luck the second time around. Their opponents still used every trick in the book in an attempt to defeat them, but once Strowman officially tagged in, there was no hope for Corbin, McIntyre, and Lashley. Strowman set Bálor up for a Coup de Grâce on Lashley, which won the match for his team.
Winner: Finn Bálor, Braun Strowman, and Kurt Angle
Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riott
Nikki Cross immediately caught Ruby Riott off-guard with sheer unrestrained energy, keeping her down for most of the match. Ruby Riott came back momentarily but was overwhelmed again by Cross. It was only with
Winner: Ruby Riott
Seth Rollins Addresses The Beast
Seth Rollins came to the ring to say that, after 6 F-5s, he took some time to carefully consider his WrestleMania match against The Beast. Rollins said that he was ready to face Lesnar, but if WrestleMania was his last match…
And never finished the thought, because he was interrupted by Paul Heyman. Brock Lesnar was not in the building, but Heyman had come to speak for his client. After talking Lesnar up, Heyman declared that Rollins would be the architect of his own demise.
Rollins responded that he simply didn’t care. He was willing to sacrifice himself, body and soul, in his quest to defeat The Beast and bring the Universal Championship back where it belongs.
Once Heyman left, Dean Ambrose came to the ring, stared Rollins down, and only had one thing to say: Slay The Beast.
Dean Ambrose vs. EC3
In his second matchup against Ambrose, EC3 was determined to achieve the same outcome as the first: victory. For much of the match, it appeared that he would be successful, as he dominated Ambrose right up until the end. Things took a turn for the worse for EC3 in the final moments, as Ambrose caught him in a roll-up, taking the victory.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Chad Gable & Bobby Roode vs. The Revival
Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Given another chance at the Raw Tag Team Championships, The Revival gave Chad Gable and Bobby Roode everything they had. Gable and Roode got the early advantage, but The Revival soon pulled away, cutting the ring in half to keep Chad Gable far from his partner.
Bobby Roode tried to intervene, but was shoved from the apron by The Revival, and they continued the demolition of Gable. With a suplex to both Dawson and Dash, Chad Gable looked to be shifting the momentum, but Bobby Roode was still out of commission, unable to tag in.
Roode did eventually get the hot tag and a bit of payback for his partner. He nearly retained the titles with a spinebuster to Dash, but only got a two count. After a hard-fought match with several near falls from both sides, The Revival captured the Raw Tag Team Championships with a Shatter Machine.
Winner: The Revival
Who’s the Man
After being given advice from Finn Bálor to apologize, asked for comment by Charly Caruso, confronted by Ronda Rousey, and told not to apologize by Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch finally came to the ring to make her decision.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon joined Becky, once again reminding her that they wanted to see her go on to face Ronda and succeed, but she needed to admit that her recent actions had gone a little far.
Becky Lynch swallowed her pride and apologized to Triple H and Stephanie because no one was taking her dream away from her. To Becky’s surprise, the McMahons congratulated her on her decision and wished her luck at WrestleMania.
Ronda Rousey came to the ring to confront or perhaps congratulate Becky
Vince suspended Becky for 60 days, meaning that she wouldn’t be eligible to compete again until five days after WrestleMania. He then named Lynch’s replacement – Charlotte Flair, who came to stand proudly next to the chairman while both Lynch and Rousey stared in disbelief from the ring.
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