Monday Night Raw
Date: February 18, 2019
Location: Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young
We’re performed with Elimination Chamber alternatively since March is a work month, we now have lower than Three weeks forward of Fastlane. I have no idea what they’re supposed to do to headline Fastlane if Becky Lynch is in this day and age suspended and Seth Rollins is being held out of the ring, alternatively there’s a very good likelihood they will drop the suspension so she’s going to face Charlotte. They’ve performed sooner turnarounds forward of. Let’s get to it.
In Memory Of Pedro Morales.
Here’s HHH best open problems up. HHH says it’s that time of 12 months and we’re on the Road to Wrestlemania. The closing twenty four hours must be proof of the way in which important this time is with stuff like Sasha Banks and Bayley turning into the principle ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Or Finn Balor successful the Intercontinental Title. Or Kofi Kingston getting that on the subject of successful the WWE Championship. The fanatics like that more than anything else, with a KOFI chant getting quite time.
That brings HHH to Becky, who showed us that no longer anything else is combating her from getting to Charlotte or Ronda Rousey. Now professionally, he has to say that if she does that over again, she’ll be suspended. On a private stage although, that was pretty cool. Speaking of cool, it was presented on ESPN this morning that D-Generation X is going into the Hall of Fame this 12 months.
HHH moreover oversees the third global touring brand with NXT, so listed here are some people making their debut this evening on Raw. That may also be Ricochet, Aleister Black, North American Champion Johnny Gargano and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. They’re in a tag have compatibility this evening, although it’s now not clear if this is a permanent callup or just a one off glance. We’re now not performed however although as there are a bunch of tables sitting on the stage for a very good the reason why.
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
Tables have compatibility and Strowman has unhealthy ribs coming in. Strowman knocks him spherical to begin out alternatively a shot to the ribs cuts him down. Corbin drives him into the barricade alternatively Strowman whips him into it much more tough to take over. It’s already time for a table, although Strowman’s ribs gradual him down. Some kicks to the ribs keep Strowman in trouble alternatively Corbin can’t suplex him on the ramp.
Strowman can unquestionably do it to him although and Corbin is screaming such a lot. They head up to the stage where some tables are organize, although Strowman prefers the announcers’ table. Corbin knocks him off the stage although and we take a injury. Back with Corbin knocking Strowman out of the ring and swinging a kendo stick at the unhealthy ribs. Strowman knocks him out of the air with some steps although and the operating powerslam puts Corbin by way of a table throughout the corner for the win at 14:35.
Result: Braun Strowman b. Baron Corbin – Running powerslam by way of a table (14:35)
As Strowman is leaving, Paul Heyman comes out and tells him to talk over with the once more. Strowman grabs him by means of the neck forward of letting him go. After a injury, Heyman introduces us to a video on Lesnar’s path to the absolute best of the company. This includes a mini biography of Lesnar’s profession, each and every in WWE and the UFC. It wraps up with Lesnar breaking the Streak and we’ll be once more to this later. Back throughout the house, Heyman takes a to hand information a coarse target audience poll on how a large number of an opportunity Rollins has.
This brings out Finn Balor for some the reason why and after a injury, Heyman is long gone (it was pretty clear he wasn’t performed). Balor talks about now not having a reputation for a long time and the way in which he grew up looking at some of the essential great Intercontinental Champions. This brings out a subdued Lio Rush, who says Bobby Lashley deserves to be champion. Cue Lashley from in the back of to place Balor out. Rush joins Lashley throughout the ring for the double team as their issues seem to have already been forgotten. Rush hits the Final Hour alternatively proper right here’s Ricochet for the save. Time for a tag have compatibility.
Bobby Lashley/Lio Rush vs. Ricochet/Finn Balor
Ricochet and Rush get began problems off for the reason that remark make it sound like this is a lot more than a one off glance. Ricochet flips spherical to begin out and snaps off the very best dropkick to send Rush into the corner. Lashley is to be had in and can get kicked to the bottom, leaving Ricochet to handspring into his signature pose, leaving Lashley and Rush quite flummoxed. Balor is to be had in to face Lashley, who takes him into the corner for a knee to the ribs.
The chinlock is happening, followed by means of a to hand information a coarse Downward Spiral for two. It’s once more to Rush, who briefly gets taken down with a basement dropkick. The Sling Blade drops Rush over again and a shotgun dropkick seems to organize the Coup de Grace. Lashley offers a distraction although, allowing Rush to chop block the knee. That’s now not a business for a change as Lashley brings him once more inside for a chinlock.
Lashley slams him down and now we take the wear and tear. Back with Lashley conserving the chinlock and the use of him laborious into the corner. Rush is to be had in and slaps Balor throughout the face, earning himself an Eye of the Hurricane.
Balor can’t get the new tag, followed by means of the new tag going by way of a few seconds later. Egads come up with a better development. Ricochet comes once more in and hits the huge flip dive to the bottom to take out Rush, followed by means of a moonsault off the barricade over Lashley, who gets dropkicked down by means of Balor. Back in and the 630 finishes Rush at 18:03.
Result: Finn Balor/Ricochet b. Lio Rush/Bobby Lashley – 630 to Rush (18:03)
Balor gives Ricochet the ring.
HHH is chatting with Natalya when Drew McIntyre is to be had in. Drew needs Seth Rollins this evening on account of he needs to talk over with Wrestlemania. Dean Ambrose is to be had in to say he’ll combat Drew this evening and slaps him throughout the face. HHH: “You still want Seth or do you want me to change that over?” Drew will take Dean.
Here’s the Lucha House Party and let’s prevent to check out Becky Lynch getting suspended closing week, the attack at a house show on Saturday, and her attacking Charlotte and Ronda Rousey closing night time.
Lucha House Party vs. Zack Ryder/Curt Hawkins
Hawkins and Ryder take over on Metalik to begin out but it surely unquestionably’s off to Dorado for chops and dropkicks. Ryder neckbreakers his approach out of a double suplex attempt and it’s once more to Hawkins for the reason that announcers keep in touch regarding the New York Mets roster. A Michinoku Driver gets two on Metalik and Ryder clotheslines him outside. Hawkins goes after Metalik and Dorado snaps off a hurricanrana for the pin at 3:38.
Result: Lucha House Party b. Zack Ryder/Curt Hawkins – Hurricanrana to Hawkins (3:38)
Heavy Machinery comes out to the stage for a chat. They’re all about steaks and weights and need to combat someone spherical proper right here. Lacey Evans comes out, walks down the ramp, and comes up to stand in the back of the two of them. They walk down the ramp, do the Bushwhackers walk, and then come once more up. Lacey seems glad.
Gargano and Ciampa are throughout the once more when Bobby Roode and Chad Gable are to be had in. They each and every want the shot at the Revival, who’re to be had in to say they have some history with each and every teams. Ciampa says they’re proper right here to make an have an effect on alternatively Revival doesn’t need their respect.
Revival vs. Johnny Gargano/Tommaso Ciampa
Non-title. Wilder grabs a wristlock on Gargano to begin out alternatively Johnny takes him down proper right into a front facelock. Ciampa is to be had in and the old-fashioned DIY magic is rolling in a hurry. Dawson chops Gargano throughout the corner alternatively gets sent outside, leaving Gargano to hit the suicide dive. A whip into the steps sends us to a injury with DIY in control. Back with Gargano in trouble until the tornado DDT/jumping kick to the chest is enough to put Revival down.
Ciampa comes once more in for some rolling German suplexes on Dawson, plus a operating knee to the highest for two. Wilder gets once more up although and it’s a middle rope elbow to Ciampa with Dawson hitting his non-public German suplex for two additional. The Shatter Machine is broken up (I imagine Gargano left out what was supposed to be a go back and forth) and Gargano hits the slingshot DDT for two on Wilder.
Gargano’s rolling kick to the highest sends Dawson outside and a small package deal to Wilder gets two additional. The slingshot spear is blocked and a Steiner Bulldog is superb for another as regards to fall as Ciampa dives in for the save. Wilder and Gargano are sent outside and Gargano starts firing off the kicks. The slingshot spear hits Dawson and it’s Meet throughout the Middle for the pin 11:21.
Result: Johnny Gargano/Tommaso Ciampa b. Revival – Meet throughout the Middle to Dawson (11:21)
Balor welcomes Ricochet to Raw and walks away, leaving Ricochet to speak about how he can’t believe he got proper right here. This is more healthy than the remaining ever imagined and likewise you haven’t noticed the rest of him.
Kevin Owens is seeing a movie along side his son and doesn’t know where the exchange went from the popcorn and soda. Anyway, he recollects why he started preventing throughout the first place and can’t wait to do it over again.
Here are Bayley and Sasha Banks for their first time as champions. They’ve been together for years now and it’s in spite of everything paid off after the entire thing they’ve performed. They were born to check out this they normally’ll be conserving the ones titles for a long time. Anyone from the former presence or long term or from Raw, Smackdown and NXT can come after the titles. As they’re able to transport, listed here are Nia Jax and Tamina for the interruption you should see coming the second Bayley and Banks won the titles. Nia talks about how Banks always loses in her first coverage and it sort of feels like we now have a reputation have compatibility in the future. A handy guide a rough brawl breaks out and the Samoans leave.
D-Generation X Hall of Fame video.
Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre
An early headbutt drops Dean and a couple of chops have him in a lot more trouble. Dean takes it to the bottom for a suicide dive alternatively walks into the Claymore once more inside. A 2d one finishes Dean at 1:56.
Result: Drew McIntyre b. Dean Ambrose – Claymore (1:56)
We get additional of the Lesnar video, starting with the destruction of John Cena at Summerslam 2014. With that out of one of the best ways, we jump forward and out of order to check out everyone else Lesnar has destroyed through the years. Rollins was overwhelmed down over and over alternatively stored getting up so Lesnar is going to place him down at Wrestlemania. That’s neither a prediction nor a spoiler. It’s the top of the story of an individual named Seth Rollins.
Rollins says Lesnar has to simply settle for his future: it’s everywhere at Wrestlemania. As for Seth’s future, he can leave on his feet or on a stretcher, alternatively he’s leaving as champion. Ambrose is to be had in to ask where Seth was to be had out there. Seth: “Have you completely lost your mind?” Dean stares at him, shrugs and says “eh”, and walks away.
Here’s Elias for a tune alternatively he’d quite discuss how uninterested he is along side his treatment spherical proper right here. He is some of the talented and charismatic superstar to be spherical proper right here in a long time. He’s moreover some of the hygienic particular person this the city has ever noticed. As for this evening, he’s acutely aware of everyone is worked up for the NXT stars debuting. The tune begins alternatively gets bring to a close by means of another one.
Aleister Black vs. Elias
We have the candles and riser for Black’s entrance. Before the have compatibility, Black offers Elias lend a hand to search out silence in deep sleep. Tonight, he will fade to black. Elias tries to whip him in alternatively Black merely stops, setting up the moonsault into the sit down down as we take a injury. Back with Black in trouble as Elias pulls him neck first into the absolute best rope. Black fights out of a chinlock and hits a sliding knee, followed by means of the standing Lionsault for two. Elias gets in a shot to the face alternatively Black has had it and Black Mass is superb for the pin at 7:59.
Result: Aleister Black b. Elias – Black Mass (7:59)
Raw Women’s Title: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
Rousey is protective and starts fast with the judo throws. Some right kind palms throughout the corner have Riott in more trouble alternatively she comes once more with something like an STO. A test of energy is countered proper right into a as regards to triangle to send Riott outside and us to a injury. Back with Rousey caught in an armbar alternatively suplexing her method to freedom. Riott gets her to offer chase once more inside so it’s a heck of a spear for two. The chinlock is happening and we hit the WE WANT BECKY chants.
Back up and Rousey seems to whiff on a right kind hand alternatively Riott is taking place anyway. A big operating right kind hand throughout the corner has Riott in trouble alternatively she hits a Downward Spiral into the turnbuckle. Riott falls off the middle rope (intentionally) proper right into a backsplash for two additional and the Riott Kick connects for an in depth two, with very little reaction from the group (fair enough).
Ronda gets in a gutwrench slam and heads up best, most straightforward to have the Riott Squad offer a distraction. Another Riott Kick gives Ruby two additional so she heads up, most straightforward to jump into the armbar. The Squad pulls her to the bottom for the wear and tear so Rousey dives off the absolute best (slipping off the absolute best and it appears crashing instead of landing) to take them out. After checking on Logan, it’s the armbar to make Riott tap at 10:32.
Result: Ronda Rousey b. Ruby Riott – Armbar (10:32)
Post have compatibility Rousey beats up the Squad to complete the show.
Braun Strowman b. Baron Corbin – Running powerslam by way of a table
Lucha House Party b. Zack Ryder/Curt Hawkins – Hurricanrana to Hawkins
Ricochet/Finn Balor b. Bobby Lashley/Lio Rush – 630 to Rush
Johnny Gargano/Tommaso Ciampa b. Revival – Meet throughout the Middle to Dawson
Drew McIntyre b. Dean Ambrose – Claymore
Aleister Black b. Elias – Black Mass
Ronda Rousey b. Ruby Riott – Armbar
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has noticed over 50,000 wrestling suits. He has moreover been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 whole displays covered. You can to search out his art work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author internet web page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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