WWE Raw Results (2/25/19): Roman Reigns Returns

WWE Raw Results (2/25/19)

February 25, 2019
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns Promo: 

Reigns is probably going to say this a lot tonight. Thank You! There is no other job like this. There is no other fan base like the WWE Universe. He’s ad libbing a bit. This was his yard, but this is our yard. Reigns said this before, he’s a man of faith. He believes in God and he thinks God looks down on him. Before his announcement in October, Reigns was terrified and scared.  He was insecure and he didn’t know if he wanted to share that secret with the world. Reigns was scared to tell everyone because he didn’t know how they would react.

When he got home, the outreach to him through social media was overwhelming and a godsend. It wasn’t just WWE fans, it was everyone. It was people who liked him and people who didn’t like him who gave him support. God was probably wondering what was going on with all of the concern for him. He loved being surrounded by the WWE Universe’s love and grace.To be able to feel that strength, Reigns can do anything with that strength and love.

That overwhelming support gave him strength, new life, a new opportunity, and a new purpose. In WWE, a lot of your purpose is to win titles and climb that mountain to get to the top. The only thing that is important to him is to step in this ring every night. If he can do that, he will use this platform to raise awareness and support those who are in need, just like he was. This was advertised as an update so here’s the update. Guess what? Roman Reigns hit a home run. The Big Dog is in remission. The Big Dog is back. Reigns hugs Seth Rollins on the stage.

First Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. The Revival 

The Revival attacks Black and Ricochet before the bell rings. Black slips over The Revival’s backs. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Double Crossbody Block. Ricochet drops Dawson with a NeckBreaker. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Wilder to the floor. Black teases The Quebrada. Ricochet lands a Suicide Dive. Black follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. The Revival starts cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Dawson applies a key lock. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Wilder. Wilder goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet tags in Black. Black delivers his combination offense. Black with a Sliding Dropkick. Black with a RoundHouse Kick to Dawson. Black hits The Quebrada for a two count.

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable are watching the match from the backstage area. Black goes for a German Suplex, but Wilder blocks it. Wilder decks Black with a back elbow smash. Wilder tags in Dawson. Black punches Dawson. Wilder kicks Black in the gut. Wilder goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Black counters with a high knee strike. Dawson with a Super Sunset Flip for a two count. Black with a forearm smash. Dawson responds with a Snap DDT for a two count. Dawson gets Black in the electric chair position. Ricochet shoves Wilder off the top turnbuckle. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Ricochet takes out Wilder with The Triangle MoonSault. Black goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Dawson turns him over for a two count. Black connects with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black & Ricochet via Pinfall 

Elias, Dean Ambrose and Lacey Evans In-Ring Segment: 

Second Match: Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad 

Natalya and Sarah Logan will start things off. Logan with a SpineBuster. Logan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Logan kicks Natalya in the ribs. Logan tags in Ruby. Ruby repeatedly stomps on Logan’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Ruby kicks Natalya in the back for a two count. Natalya drives Ruby back first into the turnbuckles. Natalya tags in Rousey. Double Vertical Suplex. Rousey takes a swing at Liv Morgan. Ruby drops Rousey with The STO. Ruby bounces Rousey’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ruby tags in Logan.

Logan is putting the boots to Rousey in the corner. Rousey kicks Ruby in the gut. Rousey is finger tips away from Natalya. Rousey knocks Logan off the ring apron. Rousey clotheslines Ruby. Rousey tags in Natalya. Natalya clotheslines Ruby. Ruby reverses out of the irish whip from Natalya. Natalya side steps Ruby into the turnbuckles. Natalya hits The SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya punches Logan. Natalya runs over Ruby’s back. Morgan trips Natalya from the outside. Rousey and Natalya connects with The Hart Attack on the floor. Logan blasts Natalya with a ShotGun Dropkick.

Coming out of the commercial break, Ruby with The Assisted Leg Drop for a two count. The Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half. Ruby applies a rear chin lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Natalya with shots to the midsection of Ruby. Ruby pulls Natalya down to the mat. Ruby with the cover for a two count. Ruby runs Natalya into the turnbuckles. Ruby tags in Logan. Logan levels Ruby with a Body Avalanche. Natalya kicks Logan in the chest. Natalya crawls under Logan. Logan delivers an elbow drop. Logan howls for the crowd. Logan applies The Reverse Texas CloverLeaf.

Logan tries to cheap shot Rousey. Natalya makes the hot tag to Rousey. Rousey with a Rolling Forearm Smash. Rousey follows that with Two Judo Takedowns. Rousey is mauling The Riott Squad in the corner. Rousey knocks Morgan off the ring apron. Rousey with a Step Up Knee Strike for a two count. Ruby dumps Natalya out of the ring. Natalya hits The Discus Lariat on the floor. Rousey connects with The Spinning Olympic Slam. Rousey sets up for The Rousey Arm-Bar. Becky Lynch attacks Natalya which causes the disqualification. After the match, Becky hits Natalya with a crutch. Becky and Rousey starts brawling around the ringside area. Becky eventually gets arrested.

Winner: Ronda Rousey & Natalya via Disqualification 

Ronda Rousey & Stephanie McMahon In-Ring Segment: 

Ronda wants Vince McMahon to come out to resolve this issue with Becky Lynch. Instead we get Stephanie McMahon walking down to the ring. Becky needs to be reinstated. Stephanie understands that Ronda is upset. To reinstate Becky is the least of her problems. Becky has been arrested. Her family has already informed Rousey that her opponent at WrestleMania is Charlotte Flair. Becky is the victim of her own situation.

Becky Lynch did this to herself. Instead of being on the Road to WrestleMania, Becky is on the Road to Jail. This is what everyone wants. This is what the ginger douche in cuffs wants. This is the first women’s main event. Think about the legacy and think about your three daughters, Stephanie. This is a hard decision, but the answer is no. That is not good enough for Rousey. She demands that Becky be reinstated for WrestleMania.

Stephanie reminds Rousey that she’s her boss. Rousey and Becky are cut from the same cloth. They both have terrible attitudes. No one is bigger than the WWE. Rousey has bled enough to the point she is set for life.  She’s not Stephanie’s worker, she is the Raw Women’s Champion. Rousey will carry this title as long as she defends against the best. She cannot endorse Stephanie violating this title. If Vince makes all of the tough decisions. It’s time for him to make the right decision. Rousey puts the Raw Women’s Title on the mat and leaves the ring.

Third Match: Kurt Angle vs. Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers 

Angle is immediately distracted by The Singh Brothers. Mahal SuperKicks Angle for a two count. Mahal drives his knee into Angle’s back. Mahal stomps on Angle’s chest. Mahal is throwing haymakers at Angle. SHANTI!!! Following a snap mare takeover, Mahal applies a rear chin lock. Angle gets back to a vertical base. Mahal pulls Angle down to the mat for a two count.

Mahal with a clubbing elbow smash. Mahal applies a half nelson chin lock. Angle blocks a punch from Mahal. Angle displaying his fighting spirit. Angle with Three German Suplex’s. Angle knocks The Singh Brothers off the ring apron. Mahal goes for The Khallas, but Angle blocks it. Angle makes Mahal tap out to The Ankle Lock. After the match, Angle plants The Singh Brothers with Two German Suplex’s.

Winner: Kurt Angle via Submission 

A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guests: Finn Balor & Lio Rush 

Fourth Match: Finn Balor (c) vs. Lio Rush For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor throws Rush to the corner. Rush ducks a clothesline from Balor. Balor chases Rush around the ring. Rush with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Rush dropkicks Balor for a one count. Rush talks smack to Balor. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Balor applies a side headlock. Balor with a side headlock takeover. Rush responds with a headscissors neck lock. Rush kicks Balor in the gut. Rush with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rush dropkicks Balor to the floor. Balor drops Rush with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Balor repeatedly stomps on Rush’s chest. Balor with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Balor goes for The PK, but Rush counters with a low dropkick on the ring apron. Rush lands The Quebrada. Rush follows that with Two Suicide Dives.

Rush rolls Balor back into the ring. Rush goes for The Final Hour, but Balor gets his knees up in the air. Balor nails Rush with a knife edge chop. Balor irish whips Rush to the corner. Balor with a running chop. Rush dives over Balor. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Rush counters with a Basement Dropkick. Rush brutally attacks the left knee of Balor. Rush kicks Balor in the back. Rush applies a leg lock. Balor uses his other knee to create separation. Rush goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Balor counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Balor blocks a boot from Rush. Balor slaps Rush in the chest. Balor with a Spin Out Elbow Drop. Balor goes for The 1916, but Rush rolls him over for a two count. Rush with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Rush goes for a MoonSault, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor with an Inside Out Lariat.  Rush has Balor perched on the top turnbuckle. Rush with a straight right hand. Rush with a FrankenSteiner for a two count. Rush and Balor are trading back and forth shots. Rush goes for a SpringBoard Stunner, but Balor counters with The 1916. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Braun Strowman 

Lashley is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Lashley kicks the left knee of Strowman. Lashley drives his elbow into the back of Strowman’s neck. Lashley with a seated senton. Lashley applies a cravate. Lashley is controlling the pace of the match. Lashley punches Strowman in the gut. Lashley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Strowman blocks it. Strowman dumps Lashley chest first on the canvas. Lashley decks Strowman with a back elbow smash. Strowman drops Lashley with a Big Bot. Strowman levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Strowman hits The Concrete Sledge. Strowman delivers Two Running Shoulder Tackles on the floor. Strowman talks smack to Lashley as the referee calls off the match.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Sixth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre in a No Disqualification Match 

Ambrose attacks McIntyre on the stage before the bell rings. Ambrose HeadButts McIntyre. Ambrose with a clubbing blow to McIntyre’s back. Ambrose slams McIntyre’s head on the ringside barricade. Ambrose with a knife edge chop. Ambrose with a forearm smash. Ambrose whips McIntyre face first across the steel ring post. McIntyre kicks Ambrose in the gut. McIntyre unloads a knife edge chop of his own. Ambrose bounces McIntyre’s head on the ring apron. Ambrose transitions into a Corner Mount. McIntyre kicks Ambrose in the chest. Ambrose dropkicks the left knee of McIntyre. Ambrose wearing two black leather belts.

McIntyre drops Ambrose with a Big Boot. McIntyre repeatedly whips Ambrose with the belt. McIntyre with a SpineBuster for a two count. McIntyre wraps the belt around his fist. Ambrose ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Ambrose is lighting up McIntyre’s chest. Ambrose clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. McIntyre catches Ambrose in mid-air. McIntyre drives Ambrose back first into the ringside barricade. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. Coming out of the commercial break, Ambrose starts building momentum. Ambrose with a Flying Elbow Smash off the steel ring post. Ambrose is throwing forearms at McIntyre. Ambrose sends McIntyre crashing into the steel ring steps. Ambrose rolls McIntyre back into the ring.

Ambrose rolls McIntyre over for a two count. Ambrose drops McIntyre with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Now Ambrose is hitting McIntyre with the leather strap. McIntyre hits The Glasgow Kiss. Ambrose tumbles to the floor. McIntyre tries to hit Ambrose with the steel ring stairs. Ambrose repeatedly bounces McIntyre’s head on the ring stairs. Elias blasts Ambrose in the back with an acoustic guitar. Elias rolls Ambrose back into the ring. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre, Elias, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley starts beating up Ambrose. Corbin with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker. Lashley Spears Elias. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns storms to the ring to make the save. Reigns delivers Three SuperMan Punches. Rollins plants Elias with The BlackOut. Reigns Spears McIntyre.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Bayley w/Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax w/Tamina 

Jax shoves Bayley to the corner. Jax goes for a Body Avalanche, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Jax HeadButts Bayley. Bayley dumps Jax out of the ring. Bayley with clubbing blows to Jax’s back. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Jax. Bayley with a Hip Toss for a one count. Bayley is throwing haymakers at Jax. Jax goes for a ChokeSlam, but Bayley blocks it. Bayley with a forearm smash. Jax throws Bayley out of the ring. Jax applies The Bear Hug. Jax goes for a Leg Drop, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Jax avoids The Running Knee Drop. Bayley dropkicks the left knee of Jax.

Bayley with a Running Bulldog. Bayley with a Corner Spear. Jax responds with a Running Body Avalanche. Jax poses for the crowd. Jax transitions into a ground and pound attack. Jax delivers a Biel Throw. Jax repeatedly stomps on the back of Bayley’s neck. Jax applies The Cobra Clutch. Bayley with three sharp elbow strikes. Bayley decks Jax with a JawBreaker. Bayley drop toe holds Jax into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner.

Bayley with Rapid Fire Forearm Smashes. Bayley knocks Jax off the ring apron. Bayley with a Jumping Knee Strike. Bayley goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Jax catches her in mid-air. Jax PowerSlams Bayley into the turnbuckles. Jax gets Bayley tied in the tree of woe. Jax with a Running Hip Attack. Jax is mauling Bayley in the corner. Jax tugs on Sasha’s hair. Bayley drops Jax with a Running Knee Strike. Sasha sends Tamina crashing into the steel ring steps. Bayley lands The Flying Elbow Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bayley via Pinfall 

WWE Fastlane 2019 Match Card: 

– Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston For The WWE Championship

– The Usos (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship

– Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax & Tamina For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Batista RETURNS !!!!!!! 

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