February 11, 2019
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The Authority & Becky Lynch In-Ring Segment:
First Match: The Riott Squad vs. Nia Jax & Tamina vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match. The Losers Will Start The Elimination Chamber Match
It's a MUST-WIN match for one of these 3 #TagTeams! Whichever team loses will enter the #EliminationChamber FIRST this Sunday at #WWEChamber! #Raw pic.twitter.com/9bPZQr151O
— WWE (@WWE) February 12, 2019
Sasha and Jax will start things off. Sasha slaps Jax in the face. Sasha tags in Liv Morgan. Jax tells Morgan to bring it. Jax drops Morgan with a Body Avalanche. Jax poses for the crowd. Sasha and Bayley hops off the ring apron. Morgan ducks a clothesline from Jax. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Morgan tags in Logan. Logan is throwing forearms at Jax. Logan HeadButts Jax. Jax goes for a Samoan Drop, but Logan lands back on her feet. Jax HeadButts Logan. Jax tags in Tamina. Tamina kicks Logan in the gut. Tamina with clubbing forearms to the back of Logan. Logan tackles Tamina. Logan tags in Morgan. Morgan with a full mount cover for a two count. Morgan applies a front face lock. Tamina with a straight right hand. Tamina bodyslams Morgan for a two count. Tamina applies a rear chin lock. Morgan gets back to a vertical base. Tamina tags in Jax.
Jax kicks Morgan in the gut. Jax slings Morgan across the ring. Morgan with rapid fire haymakers. Morgan kicks Jax in the gut. Morgan with Two Dropkicks. Bayley tags herself in. Bayley goes for a Middle Rope Stunner, but Morgan blocks it. Jax drops Bayley with a Body Avalanche. Ruby Riott throws Sasha into the ringside barricade. Logan with a Running Knee Strike. The Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half. Morgan applies a rear chin lock. Sasha is receiving medical attention on the outside. Morgan tags in Tamina. Tamina HeadButts Bayley. Sasha heads to the backstage area. Tamina goes for a SuperKick, but Bayley rolls her over for a two count. Bayley decks Tamina with a JawBreaker. Bayley with a double leg takedown. Bayley with a jack knife cover for a two count. Bayley with a Flap Jack on the top rope. Logan tags herself in.
Stereo Dropkicks from The Riott Squad. Morgan delivers another step up enzuigiri. Logan with a Running Knee Strike. Logan stomps on Tamina’s chest. Logan tags in Morgan. Logan dumps Morgan on top of Tamina for a two count. Morgan tags in Logan. Logan ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Tamina with a back elbow strike. Tamina transitions into a ground and pound attack. Tamina bounces Logan’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Tamina tags in Jax. Jax with a Biel Throw. Jax follows that with a Body Avalanche. Jax with a Running Elbow Drop. Jax applies the cobra clutch. Logan with three sharp elbow strikes. Logan sends Jax shoulder first into the steel ring post. Jax tags in Tamina.
Tamina knocks Morgan off the ring apron. Tamina connects with a Samoan Drop. Tamina goes for The SuperFly Splash, but Logan gets her knees up in the air. Bayley and Morgan are tagged in. Bayley with multiple clotheslines. Bayley drives Morgan back first into the turnbuckles. Bayley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Bayley with a Jumping Knee Strike. Bayley with a Double Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley with Two Ring Post Dropkicks. Bayley clotheslines Ruby on the floor. Bayley with a Running Knee Lift. Bayley drags Morgan to the corner. Bayley lands a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Bayley drops Logan with a Saito Suplex. Morgan with an inside cradle for a two count. Tamina made a blind tag. Morgan kicks Bayley in the gut. Bayley connects with The Bayley To Belly. Tamina SuperKicks Bayley. Tamina tags in Jax. Jax plants Bayley with The Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Nia Jax & Tamina via Pinfall
Elias & The Lucha House Party In-Ring Segment:
Becky Lynch, Finn Balor, Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss Backstage Segments:
Second Match: Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre w/Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush
.@FinnBalor is bringing the FIGHT to @DMcIntyreWWE as the two battle it out on #Raw! pic.twitter.com/5srQwRWuE7
— WWE (@WWE) February 12, 2019
Lashley and Rush are immediately running interference. McIntyre attacks Balor from behind. McIntyre blasts Balor with a knife edge chop. McIntyre whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre talks smack to Balor. McIntyre drops Balor with a heavy chop. McIntyre mocks Balor. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. McIntyre rams his elbow across Balor’s face. McIntyre drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Balor dropkicks McIntyre. Balor sends McIntyre to the ring apron. McIntyre goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Balor lands back on his feet.
Balor punches McIntyre in the ribs. Balor with a forearm smash. Balor side steps McIntyre into the steel ring post. Rush trips Balor from the outside. Balor with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Balor ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor sets up for The Coupe De Grace. Lashley launches Balor off the top turnbuckle which forces the disqualification. After the match, Lashley and McIntyre are beating down Balor. Lashley throws Balor into the turnbuckles.
Kurt Angle comes out to even the odds. Angle is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Angle ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Angle with Two German Suplex’s. Angle blocks a boot from Rush. Angle gets Rush trapped in The Ankle Lock. Baron Corbin attacks Angle from behind. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Angle’s chest. Braun Strowman marches towards the ring. Strowman is swinging at everything that moves. Pure chaos in Grand Rapids. Strowman HeadButts Corbin. Corbin is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Strowman goes for The Running PowerSlam, but McIntyre gets in the way as we head towards the commercial break.
Winner: Finn Balor via Disqualification
Third Match: Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre w/Lio Rush in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
.@FinnBalor does his best to use his speed and agility against @BaronCorbinWWE in this 6 Man #TagTeam Match on #Raw! pic.twitter.com/F7FQlM0yB9
— WWE (@WWE) February 12, 2019
Strowman and McIntyre will start things off. McIntyre with rapid fire haymakers. Strowman drops McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Strowman brings McIntyre to the corner. Strowman tags in Angle. Angle repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Angle applies a wrist lock. Angle tags in Balor. Balor with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Balor applies a wrist lock. McIntyre drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. McIntyre tags in Corbin. Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre pays homage to The New Day. Lashley drives his elbow into the back of Balor’s beck. Lashley tags in Corbin. Corbin with a gut punch. Corbin levels Balor with a knee lift. Corbin tags in McIntyre. McIntyre kicks Balor in the gut. Balor is throwing forearms at McIntyre. Balor creates distance with a Tilt-A-Whirl NeckBreaker. Balor tags in Angle.
Angle ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Angle with Three German Suplex’s. Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but McIntyre lands back on his feet. McIntyre kicks Angle in the gut. Angle kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Angle with a Missile Dropkick. Angle follows that with The Angle Slam for a two count. Corbin taunts Strowman. Lashley drops Angle with a FlatLiner. McIntyre hooks the leg for a two count. McIntyre tags in Corbin. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin with a back elbow strike for a two count. Corbin applies a front face lock. Corbin tags in Lashley. Lashley with a forearm smash. Lashley is mauling Angle in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Angle gets back to a vertical base. Angle with shots to the midsection of Lashley. Lashley poses for the crowd. Angle kicks Lashley in the jaw. Lashley tags in McIntyre.
McIntyre stops Angle in his tracks. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre dumps Angle out of the ring. McIntyre talks smack to Angle. Angle slaps McIntyre in the face. Balor and Corbin are tagged in. Balor clears the ring. Balor delivers his combination offense. Balor knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. Balor with a Flying Forearm Smash. Balor with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Balor dives over Corbin. Corbin kicks Balor in the jaw. Balor responds with a Standing Enzuigiri. Balor goes for a SlingBlade, but Corbin counters with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker for a two count. Corbin with long range haymakers to Balor. Corbin tags in Lashley. Lashley with a Seated Senton to the back of Balor. Lashley goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor with a Back Body Drop. Balor follows that with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick. Strowman punches McIntyre. Strowman catches Corbin in mid-air. Strowman goes for a ChokeSlam, but McIntyre counters with The ClayMore Kick on the floor.
Balor sends Lashley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Balor with a shoulder block. Balor drops Lashley with an Apron Enzuigiri. Balor knocks Rush off the ring apron. Lashley hits The Dominator for a two count. Lashley thought he had the pinfall victory, but Balor had his feet on the bottom rope. The referee restarts the match. The Corbin Clan are livid. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Balor is trying to create separation. Balor ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Balor with a Spin Out Elbow Drop. Corbin tags in Lashley. Lashley with an elbow smash. Lashley whips Balor to the corner. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley goes for another Dominator, but Balor lands back on his feet.
Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Lashley blocks a boot from Balor. Balor with a Desperation Enzuigiri. Strowman slowly gets back on his feet. Balor tags in Strowman. Strowman knocks Corbin and McIntyre off the ring apron. Strowman with Two Shoulder Tackles. Strowman levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Strowman with Three Sledgehammer Lariats. Strowman takes a lap around the ring. Strowman is fired up. Angle with a German Suplex on the floor. Strowman clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. Lashley attacks Strowman from behind. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Strowman counters with The Running PowerSlam. Strowman tags in Balor. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and Kurt Angle via Pinfall
Kevin Owens Update:
Fourth Match: Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riott
You already know things are bound to get chaotic whenever @NikkiCrossWWE enters the ring! #Raw @RubyRiottWWE pic.twitter.com/anjfi04Hpc
— WWE (@WWE) February 12, 2019
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cross wants to play. Cross rolls Ruby over for a one count. Cross applies a side headlock. Ruby is trying to create separation. Cross drops Ruby with a Crossbody Block. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross with the cover for a one count. Cross applies a front face lock. Cross ducks a clothesline from Ruby. Cross applies a sleeper hold. Ruby drives Cross face first into the middle turnbuckle. Ruby rolls Cross over for a two count. Ruby applies the cravate. Cross gets back to a vertical base. Cross with a double throat chop. Ruby responds with The STO for a two count.
Ruby slams Cross head on the canvas. Ruby with clubbing knee drops. Ruby whips Cross to the corner. Cross decks Ruby with a back elbow smash. Cross with a running forearm smash. Cross goes for a Crossbody Block, but Ruby ducks out of the way. Ruby kicks Cross in the ribs. Ruby talks smack to Cross. Ruby goes for The STO, but Cross blocks it. Cross with a Reverse DDT on the ring apron. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block. Cross gets Ruby trapped in the ring skirt. Cross is teeing off on Ruby. Ruby kicks Cross off the top turnbuckle. Ruby connects with The Riott Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ruby Riott via Pinfall
Seth Rollins & Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment:
Rollins was going to talk about Brock Lesnar and WrestleMania, but he had a chance to watch that highlight reel so he wants to talk about the last twelve months. From running the gauntlet last year to going to WrestleMania to winning the Intercontinental Title to defending it on six continents, it has been a crazy year. Rollins was glad to share it with all of you. This year, he felt like Seth Freaking Rollins. He rode that momentum all the way to the Royal Rumble to achieve the childhood dream and punch his ticket to WrestleMania.The next night, the bottom fell out in the name of Brock Lesnar and six F5’s. Rollins had to go home to think about it. The bad news is that he took six F5s and it hurt. Maybe that is from the last twelve months or the fifteen years of his career. The pain from those F5’s was nothing that he felt before.
The good news is that he took six F5’s and he’s still here and still standing. If he can stand, fight and stomp, he will have no problem beating Brock Lesnar. Did Rollins have to take 6 F5’s? Rollins doesn’t care even if WrestleMania is the final match of his career. Paul Heyman appears on the stage. Heyman goes through his signature monologue. Heyman has a WrestleMania level surprise for Rollins. Brock Lesnar of course is not here tonight. Rollins is not surprised. It gets everyone all the time because ignorance is bliss. Heyman is here to educate all of you. Rollins is pontificating on the premise of a misguided notion that all men are created equal and they are not.
Does Rollins honestly believe that his DNA matches Brock Lesnar? Rollins is a great athlete, a top tier performer. A WrestleMania main eventer. One of the best Heyman has ever seen in his life. However, Brock Lesnar is a beast. He is a predator. Brock is a career killer. Brock is a merciless sadist with an unrepentant soul. Rollins will be committing career suicide at MetLife Stadium. He will be the architect of his own demise. That’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. Heyman is right, but Rollins doesn’t care. Brock has held this industry, an industry he loves more than anything, hostage for the last two years. He cannot take it any more. If it’s a suicide mission, he will be the martyr. He will sacrifice his body and heart. He will sell his soul to the devil if it means Brock doesn’t leave WrestleMania as the Universal Champion. That’s not a prediction Paul Heyman, that’s a spoiler.
"I only got one thing to say to you. Slay the beast."@TheDeanAmbrose to @WWERollins?! 🤨 #RAW pic.twitter.com/cRBPNY9cFz
— WWE (@WWE) February 12, 2019
Fifth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. EC3
Ambrose is throwing forearms at EC3. Ambrose repeatedly stomps on EC3’s chest. Ambrose blasts EC3 with a knife edge chop. EC3 is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Ambrose chases EC3 around the ringside area. EC3 with a double sledge. EC3 repeatedly stomps on Ambrose back. EC3 with a straight right hand. Ambrose drops EC3 with a Flying Elbow Strike. EC3 clotheslines Ambrose. EC3 transitions into a ground and pound attack. EC3 bounces Ambrose head on the top turnbuckle pad. EC3 whips Ambrose to the corner. EC3 with a Missile Dropkick. EC3 follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count.
EC3 applies a neck vice. EC3 kicks Ambrose in the gut. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. EC3 bodyslams Ambrose. EC3 plays to the crowd. EC3 hits The EC3 Elbow Drop. EC3 goes for The TK3, but Ambrose lands back on his feet. Ambrose drives EC3 shoulder first into the steel ring post. This allows Ambrose to get enough time to recover. Ambrose with two clotheslines. EC3 kicks Ambrose in the chest. Ambrose responds with a Spinning Side Slam. EC3 has Ambrose perched on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose with a timely inside cradle to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dean Ambrose via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) vs. The Revival For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
The #TagTeamTitles are on the LINE! Will @WWEGable & @REALBobbyRoode be able to hold on to Tag Team gold on #Raw?? pic.twitter.com/RdNGczKk2y
— WWE (@WWE) February 12, 2019
Gable and Dash Wilder will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wilder applies a side headlock. Wilder drops Gable with a shoulder tackle. Gable responds with a Hip Toss. Gable applies an arm-bar. Gable transitions into a wrist lock. Wilder bodyslams Gable. Wilder tags in Dawson. Gable with an arm-drag takedown. Gable applies another arm-bar. Wrist lock exchange. Gable grapples around Dawson. Dawson uppercuts Gable. Dawson cheap shots Roode. Dawson dives over Roode. Roode is throwing haymakers at The Revival. Gable with a Flying Double Clothesline. Roode and Gable with Stereo Exploder Suplex’s. Roode shoves Wilder into Dawson. Gable with a Beautiful Triangle MoonSault. The Revival are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.
Wilder applies a cobra clutch. Roode gets back to a vertical base. Roode with shots to the midsection of Wilder. Wilder with a shoulder block. Wilder tags in Dawson. Roode kicks Wilder in the face. Roode dumps Dawson out of the ring. Wilder goes for a Bronco Buster, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode tags in Gable. Gable with Two Haymakers. Gable dropkicks Dawson. Gable ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Gable with a Judo Takedown. Gable transitions into a Corner Mount. Gable with a Flying Crossbody Block. Gable follows that with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Gable with a Snap OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex to Wilder. Gable applies a waist lock. Dawson decks Gable with a back elbow smash. Dawson fights out of the electric chair position. Gable with a Pop Up German Suplex for a two count.
Dawson goes for a sunset flip, but Gable rolls him over for a two count. The Revival with a Modified 3D on the top rope. Dawson with a Leg/Elbow Drop Combination. Dawson with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder with an Assisted Leg Drop for a two count. In and out tags from The Revival. Following a snap mare takeover, Dawson applies a rear chin lock. Gable with an arm-drag takeover. Dawson kicks Gable in the gut. Dawson goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable is finger tips away from Roode. Gable ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Gable knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Gable with a Belly to Back Suplex. Wilder drags Roode off the apron. The Revival with a Back Breaker/Flying Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Wilder is displaying his frustration. Dawson made a blind tag.
Wilder goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Gable counters with a Roll Through German Suplex. Gable with a Release German Suplex to Dawson. Gable launches Dawson face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Gable finally tags in Roode. Roode with Three Clotheslines. Roode with a Back Body Drop to Wilder. Roode follows that with a Uranage Slam. Roode kicks Wilder in the gut. Roode dumps Wilder chest first on top of Dawson. Roode with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Roode plays to the crowd. Roode dives over Wilder. Roode clotheslines Dawson over the top rope. Roode connects with a SpineBuster for a two count. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Dawson gets in the way. Wilder ducks a clothesline from Roode. The Revival with a Gory Special/Running Bulldog Combination for a two count.
Gable responds with a Flying Crossbody Block. Roode with a sunset flip for a two count. Roode kicks Wilder in the jaw. Roode tags in Gable. Wilder goes for a Bodyslam, but Roode lands back on his feet. Gable goes for a MoonSault, but Wilder ducks out of the way. Roode and Gable hits their BlockBuster/German Suplex Combination for a two count. Gable with a unique takedown for a two count. Wilder rams his shoulders into the midsection of Gable. The Revival with a Flying Clothesline/PowerBomb Combination for a two count. The Revival goes for a Double Suplex, but Roode gets in the way. Roode shoves Wilder into Dawson. Roode dumps Wilder out of the ring. Dawson drops Roode with a DDT. Gable with a Bridging Sunset Flip for a two count. Wilder made a blind tag. Dawson reverses out of the irish whip from Gable. Gable goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but The Revival counters with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Revival via Pinfall
Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, The McMahon Family and Charlotte Flair In-Ring Segment:
Becky Lynch has been suspended for 60 Days. Charlotte Flair will replace Becky Lynch in the main event of WrestleMania. In the troll job of the century.
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