The 02/04/19 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1341 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
RAW is Becky Lynch
Stephanie McMahon invited Becky Lynch to make a guest appearance on the flagship show. When Lynch arrived
McMahon said that no one wanted to see Ronda knocked down a peg more than her, but she couldn’t allow Becky to compete without being cleared by the WWE medical staff.
This incensed Lynch, who screamed in Stephanie’s face about never having struggled in life, and that she would compete without seeing a doctor, because she could beat anyone, even with an “injured” leg.
Stephanie replied with equal passion, saying as much as she respected Becky and wanted to see her succeed, she absolutely could not allow her to fight at WrestleMania without seeing a doctor. And if she wouldn’t comply, Stephanie would have no choice but to suspend her.
Becky still refused, so Stephanie suspended her, prompting Lynch to attack Stephanie and lay out anyone who tried to separate them. Stephanie was finally escorted away by officials, and Becky was forced to give up the assault.
Backstage, Ronda Rousey reprimanded Lynch for her unprofessionalism and told her to “buy some Advil” for her leg before leaving for her match.
Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan
Liv Morgan took her time facing Ronda Rousey, running from the ring a few times, then taunting her with a pose. When the two finally touched, Ronda tapped Liv out with an armbar in seconds.
The squash wasn’t enough for Rousey, who was clearly ready for a better contest and demanded another member of the Riott Squad get in the ring.
Sarah Logan jumped in, and put up more of a fight than Liv, but was eventually defeated with an armbar as well.
The Riott Squad were on their way out when Ruby stepped onto the apron, considered getting in the ring with Rousey for a moment, but thought better of it and left with her Squad mates.
The moment The Riott Squad arrived backstage, they were approached for an interview regarding Ruby “running away” from Ronda. Riott said that she wasn’t running away, she simply decided that caring for her teammates was more important than challenging Rousey, but when she did face Ronda, it would be for the championship.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
The Revival vs. Lucha House Party vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The B-Team
Four Corners Match
On top of the glory of victory, the winners of this bout were promised a tag team championship match sometime in the future.
Heavy Machinery got the early advantage, but the other three teams quickly proved that they, too, were willing to do just about anything to win the title opportunity.
With a Shatter Machine on Bo Dallas, The Revival took claim to the match against Bobby Roode and Chad Gable.
Winner: The Revival
Kurt Angle Sucks
Kurt Angle came to the ring to discuss his WWE career, and how he has strived to live his life by the Three Is.
He thanked the crowd for telling him how much he has “sucked” over the years. Through it all, there was one opponent he couldn’t beat: Father Time. Angle seemed to be headed toward a retirement speech when he was interrupted by Baron Corbin.
Corbin essentially told Angle that he was old and, therefore, needed to shut up, which angered Angle enough that he ripped off his sports coat and demanded Corbin come to the ring so he could snap his angle in two.
Drew McIntyre then joined Corbin on the stage, calling Angle out for his recent streak of losses. McIntyre went on to threaten Angle, then made his way toward the ring with Corbin at his side.
Braun Strowman saved the former Olympian at the last second, chasing McIntyre and Corbin into the crowd, then remaining with Angle to ensure his would-be attackers did not return.
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nikki Cross and Alicia Fox
Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
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As Bayley made her way to the stage, she was savagely attacked by Nikki Cross and Alicia Fox (the only woman who would agree to “play” with Nikki). Alicia Fox then dragged Sasha Banks from backstage, and the two went to work on her as well.
Despite the attack, the Boss N Hug Connection continued with the match, or rather, Bayley did. Sasha Banks stood on the apron, obviously “injured,” while Bayley did her best to overcome her unhinged opponents.
Miraculously, Bayley and Sasha Banks were able to secure the victory when Bayley pinned Alicia Fox after a hard fought match.
Winner: Bayley and Sasha Banks
Jeff Jarrett (w/Road Dogg) vs. Elias
After several minutes of pure nostalgia schtick, with both Road Dogg and Jeff Jarrett pulling out all the old moves, including a rendition of “With My Baby Tonight,” Elias came to the stage to shut them down.
Elias did some talking of his own, during which Jeff Jarrett attempted to charge him, but he didn’t get very far, as Elias beat him down with little opposition. Jarrett shined for a brief moment during the action, but Elias was undoubtedly the better man.
Before Elias could celebrate, he was attacked from behind by Road Dogg, who distracted him so Jarrett could sneak up and smash a guitar over his back.
Dana Brooke Belongs
Dana Brooke approached Natalya backstage, apologizing for their loss in last week’s tag match. When Natalya didn’t respond, Brooke became agitated, bellowing that she was going to request a match against Nattie next week so she could prove herself.
After Brooke walked away, it was revealed that Natalya had been wearing headphones the entire time and, far from being disrespectful, didn’t even know Dana was there.
Finn Bálor vs. Lio Rush
Backstage, Charly Caruso asked Finn Bálor if he would ever put his health above
Once Bálor was in the ring, however, Bobby Lashley announced that he would not be getting a shot at the title after all. In fact, he wouldn’t be fighting Lashley at all. Instead, his match would be against Lio Rush.
Even though he refused to officially face Bálor, Lashley attacked him before the match to give his hype man a leg up. Once Bálor/Rush was underway, Lashley continued to intervene until he was thrown out by the referee.
Lio Rush did his client proud, going strike for strike with Bálor, looking like a million bucks while he did so with his high flying, high impact offense. Unfortunately for Rush, he was taken out with a Coup de Grâce from Bálor. Perhaps now Lashley will deign to face the Demon King.
Winner: Finn Bálor
A Moment of Bliss: EC3
Alexa Bliss welcomed her guest of the evening, EC3, to join her on the stage. Bliss immediately asked The Top 1% the question burning on everyone’s tongue: was he going to Raw or SmackDown.
Before he could respond (in case you didn’t know, EC3 hasn’t spoken a word since debuting on the main roster), Nia Jax and Tamina interrupted the show. Jax said that no one cared where EC3 was going and began talking herself up, telling the crowd that she might even take Becky Lynch’s place at WrestleMania.
Dean Ambrose interrupted her interruption, and told Jax that he knew she was harboring some unrequited feelings for him, but requested that she please stay away from him from now on.
Ambrose then turned his attention to EC3, asking him a string of hilarious questions, but never allowing him to respond. EC3 eventually had enough and hit Ambrose in the face, knocking him down before walking past him to the ring.
Dean Ambrose vs. EC3
In an impromptu match following their less than amicable interaction on Moment of Bliss, EC3 started out strong, but Dean Ambrose got the upper hand relatively early. EC3 wasn’t down for long, however, coming back to abruptly defeat Ambrose with a rollup.
Mojo Rawley Talks to Himself
In another unsettling mirror promo, Mojo Rawley told himself that from here on out, he would be looking out for number 1 instead of worrying about “the team.”
We’re not sure when Mojo will make his in-ring return, but hopefully, these segments will have helped him with the audience when he does.
Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre vs. Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman
Strowman, having essentially volunteered himself as Kurt Angle’s personal protector earlier in the evening, shut down any attempts at foul play from Corbin and McIntyre, doing his best to give Angle a fair shot at retribution against the dastardly duo.
Braun stood on the apron, watching Corbin and McIntyre use double team (but technically legal) tactics against Angle, growing steadily angrier all the while.
McIntyre and Corbin continued to humiliate Angle for much of the match, at one point attempting to force Angle to submit to his own move. When Strowman finally tagged in, Corbin and McIntyre actually got the better of him, but Angle tagged back in and had obviously caught his breath, as he nearly defeated McIntyre, but Corbin broke up the pin.
This made Strowman see red, and he attacked Corbin, despite the referee’s warnings that he would cause a disqualification by doing so. Strowman put the boots to McIntyre and Corbin, but it wasn’t long before they had brought The Monster down again.
Corbin and McIntyre tried to throw Angle into a set of steel stairs they had put in the ring, but Strowman saved him, connecting both Corbin and McIntyre’s backs with the steps instead.
Winner: Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin (via disqualification)
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