WWE Raw Results (3/4/19): Triple H Responds To Batista

WWE Raw Results (3/4/19)

March 4, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Elias In-Ring Segment: 

Last week in Atlanta was the comeback. This week in Philly, we take our yard back. Reigns got to think about his future and what he wants. There’s one man standing in his way. That man is Seth Rollins. Reigns proceeds to call out Rollins. Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seeing The Big Dog in the ring talking about winning the biggest fight of his life meant a lot to Rollins. He’s going to take that motivation to WrestleMania and slay the beast. He is going to bring the Universal Title back where it belongs, on Raw every single week. Rollins knows where Reigns head is at. He understands what it is like to vacate a title without losing it. If there is anyone who deserves an opportunity against Brock as much as he does, it’s Reigns.

Rollins wants to talk about this. When Reigns went away in October, there was one person who watched over this place. It was Seth Rollins. One person kept this place in line and knew what was best. Reigns knows the struggles that comes with wrestling Brock Lesnar on the biggest stage of them all. Reigns wishes Rollins good luck at WrestleMania. Reigns needs a favor from Rollins. Rollins says that he will do anything for him. Reigns wants to get the band back together one last time. Anything but that. After what Ambrose did on the night he did it, no way.

Guess Reigns has more selling to do. Does Philly want The Shield? Tomorrow is not guaranteed and life is short. The most important things are the relationships they have. They are brothers. Reigns doesn’t know if Ambrose is coming or going, but he wants one more time with his brothers. Rollins put that part of his life behind him, but Reigns is right. Life is too short. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. If you want The Shield one more time, you’ll get it. Reigns wants Ambrose to come out to finish the deal. Elias blasts Ambrose with an acoustic guitar on the stage. Ambrose ignores Reigns and Rollins as he makes his way to the backstage area.

First 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 

Strowman and Corbin will start things off. Corbin throws his brown vest at Strowman. Corbin with rapid fire haymakers. Strowman sends Corbin tumbling to the floor. Strowman punches Corbin. Strowman clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Strowman sends Corbin crashing into the ringside barricade. Strowman rolls Corbin back into the ring. Corbin tags in McIntyre. Strowman drives McIntyre back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman punches McIntyre in the gut. Strowman goes for a Body Avalanche, but McIntyre ducks out of the way. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman applies a wrist lock. Strowman 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 Lashley. Lashley with a clubbing blow to Balor’s back. Lashley goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Balor clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha.

Balor dumps McIntyre out of the ring. Lio Rush trips Balor. Corbin whips Balor to the corner. Balor kicks Corbin in the jaw. Corbin hits The Deep Six for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin drives his elbow into Balor’s chest. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin sends Balor to the ring apron. Balor creates distance with a shoulder block. Balor punches Lashley. Balor goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Corbin counters with a forearm smash. Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre are cutting the ring in half. McIntyre drops Balor with a knife edge chop. McIntyre talks smack to Balor. McIntyre goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Balor blocks it. McIntyre kicks the left knee of Balor. McIntyre follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Balor is finger tips away from Strowman. Balor kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Balor attacks Corbin and Lashley. McIntyre goes for a Leaping Elbow Smash, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor tags in Angle.

Angle with Three German Suplex’s. Angle is fired up. Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but McIntyre lands back on his feet. McIntyre kicks Angle in the gut. McIntyre goes for a PowerBomb, but Angle counters with a Back Body Drop. Angle gets McIntyre trapped in The Ankle Lock. Angle ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Angle delivers another German Suplex. McIntyre hits The Glasgow Kiss. Coming out of the commercial break, Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Angle gets back to a vertical base. Angle with shots to the midsection of Corbin. Angle with a double leg takedown. Corbin negates The Ankle Lock. Angle side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Angle tags in Strowman.

Strowman with a quick shoulder tackle to Corbin. Strowman knocks Lashley and McIntyre off the ring apron. Strowman with a Body Avalanche. Strowman drops Corbin with The Concrete Sledge. Strowman tags in Balor. Strowman connects with The Running PowerSlam. Balor follows that with The Coupe De Grace. Rush breaks up the pinning opportunity. Balor is pissed. Balor chases Rush around the ringside area. Lashley drives Balor back first into the steel ring post. Strowman puts Rush through the barricade. Corbin tags in Lashley. McIntyre rolls Balor back into the ring. Lashley Spears Balor to pickup the victory. After the match, The Beatdown Clan destroys Angle. Lashley and McIntyre drives Angle face first into the steel ring steps. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Corbin and Lashley ChokeSlams Balor on the steel ring steps.

Winner: Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Second Match: Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad vs. Natalya 

Ruby drives her knee into the midsection of Natalya. Ruby pulls Natalya down to the mat. Ruby transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruby kicks Natalya in the back. Ruby HeadButts Natalya. Ruby kicks Natalya in the ribs. Ruby slams Natalya’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ruby repeatedly stomps on Natalya’s chest.

Following a snap mare takeover, Ruby applies a side headlock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Natalya with an arm-drag takeover. Ruby avoids The Discus Lariat. Natalya with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Natalya connects with The Discus Lariat. Natalya locks in The Sharpshooter. Ruby kicks Natalya in the face. Ruby with an inside cradle for a two count. Natalya responds with the cradle reversal to pickup the victory. After the match, Lacey Evans graces us with her presence.

Winner: Natalya via Pinfall 

Triple H Promo: 

Last week, HHH had the opportunity to bring out one of the biggest legends in the business on his 70th birthday. He could stand out here for an hour and sing his praises. HHH is not upset because of Ric Flair. He wasn’t there for Ric Flair, he was there for Richard Fliehr. He was there for the man behind Ric Flair. The man he drove up and down the road and was there for Hunter’s best and worst times. Ric was there for Hunter’s wedding and vice versa. HHH was there when Ric buried his son. Richard Fliehr is a man who a little over a year ago was lying in a hospital bed in Atlanta in a coma.

During that time, every time the phone would ring, HHH would get that sense of dread because he thought it was the call that Ric was gone. He was there for a man who wasn’t supposed to be alive on his 70th birthday for the thing he loved more than anything else in this world, to stand in the ring in front of you. So he could be the Nature Boy Ric Flair because that’s what he lived for. It didn’t happen because of that piece of shit. Batista wanted HHH’s attention and we all know why. He cried about it online for the last two years. When HHH got injured in November, Batista thought it had gone away. When Batista doesn’t get what he wants, he quits. When they didn’t cheer for him in 2014, he quit. Batista attacked a 70 year old man, lucky to be alive and to live his dream in front of the people one last time.

Now he wants to pop up on the screen and go Bad Guy 101 with him. HHH doesn’t care where Batista wants to go or do.  He’ll come to Dave’s house. He will invite Dave to come to his home. He will go to a movie set if he has to. He will be waiting for Dave. Please Dave have some balls. For every drive down that road and every moment with them, when you step in front of him and wanted his attention. It’s not The Game. It’s not something they are selling or putting out there. This is not characters. When you stand face to face with him, you are not looking at the character, you are looking at the man. Look him in the eyes like a man if you can. Stand up if you can and tell him what you want. HHH will gave Dave anything he wants. If Batista wants HHH’s attention, he’s got it.

Third Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The Ascension vs. The B-Team vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder in a Tag Team Gauntlet Match 

The B-Team 

Otis and Curtis Axel will start things off. Axel does that stupid floss dance. Otis drops Axel with a shoulder tackle. Otis launches Axel to the corner. Otis delivers two haymakers. Otis tags in Knight. Knight levels Axel with a Body Avalanche. Otis follows that with another shoulder tackle. Knight with the cover for a one count. Axel side steps Knight into the turnbuckles. Axel repeatedly stomps on Knight’s chest. Axel tags in Dallas. Knight kicks Axel in the chest. Dallas ducks a clothesline from Knight. Knight thrust kicks the midsection of Dallas. Knight shoves Dallas into Axel. Knight with a Running Lariat/DDT Combination. Knight tags in Otis. Knight applies a full nelson lock. Dallas kicks Otis in the face. Dallas decks Knight with a back elbow smash. Heavy Machinery plants Dallas with The Compactor. The B-Team has been eliminated.

The Ascension 

Konnor attacks Otis from behind. Konnor talks smack to Otis. Otis drops Konnor with a back elbow strike. Otis tags in Knight. Double Gut Punch. Heavy Machinery pays homage to The Bushwhackers. Double Body Avalanche for a one count. Knight applies a front face lock. Konnor brings Knight to the corner. Viktor tags himself in. The Ascension are double teaming Knight. Viktor with a Spinning Heel Kick for a one count.

Viktor kicks the left hamstring of Knight. Viktor with a chop/uppercut combination. The Ascension kicks Knight in the ribs. Konnor hooks the leg for a two count. Konnor is mauling Knight in the corner. Konnor whips Knight back first across the turnbuckles for a two count. Knight sends Konnor shoulder first into the steel ring post. Otis and Viktor are tagged in. Otis with a series of Body Avalanches. Otis with an Exploder Suplex. Otis lands The Vader Bomb. The Ascension has been eliminated.

Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder 

Hawkins blindsides Otis. Hawkins applies a rear chin lock. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Hawkins drops Otis with a Reverse DDT. Ryder follows that with a SlingShot Splash for a two count. Ryder transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Ryder applies a wrist lock. Hawkins and Ryder hits their STO/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination for a two count. Knight punches Ryder. Knight clotheslines Ryder over the top rope. Otis with a Pop Up PowerSlam. Otis connects with The Caterpillar to pickup the victory.

Winner: Heavy Machinery via Pinfall 

Elias Destroys Philly 

Fourth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Elias 

Ambrose ducks a clothesline from Elias. Ambrose with rapid fire forearm shivers. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Ambrose. Elias blasts Ambrose with a knife edge chop. Ambrose responds with a Jumping Clothesline. Ambrose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ambrose repeatedly stomps on Elias chest. Elias kicks Ambrose in the face. Ambrose kicks Elias in the gut. Ambrose pulls Elias down to the mat. Ambrose clotheslines Elias over the top rope. Ambrose slams Elias head on the ringside barricade. Ambrose with a Side Russian Leg Sweep across the barricade.

Ambrose breaks the referee’s ten count. Ambrose rolls Elias back into the ring. Elias takes control of the match during the commercial break. Elias applies a wrist lock. Elias delivers Old School. Elias attacks the left shoulder of Ambrose. Elias dropkicks Ambrose off the ring apron. Elias goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Ambrose ducks out of the way. Ambrose lands a Suicide Dive. Ambrose with Two Clotheslines. Ambrose follows that with Two Running Forearm Smashes.

Ambrose goes for a Running Bulldog, but Elias blocks it. Elias drops Ambrose with a Northern Lariat. Elias is putting the boots to Ambrose. Elias goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Ambrose counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Ambrose with a NeckBreaker. Ambrose is favoring his back. Ambrose goes for a Flying Elbow Smash, but Elias counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias plants Ambrose with The Drift Away to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias via Pinfall 

The Shield Reunite Segment: 

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

Tamina immediately attacks Sasha after the bell rings. Tamina bounces Sasha’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Tamina repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Sasha decks Tamina with a back elbow smash. Sasha is throwing forearms at Tamina. Sasha kicks the left knee of Tamina. Sasha kicks Tamina in the chest. Tamina drops Sasha with a back elbow strike for a two count. Tamina whips Sasha to the corner. Tamina with a Running Elbow Smash. Tamina launches Sasha across the ring. Sasha side steps Tamina into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a High Knee Strike. Sasha with Two Corner Meteora’s for a two count. Tamina HeadButts Sasha. Tamina goes for a Diving HeadButt, but Sasha ducks out of the way.

Sasha hits The Shining Wizard for a two count. Sasha with three forearm smashes. Tamina goes for a Samoan Drop, but Sasha lands back on her feet. Sasha applies a sleeper hold. Sasha dodges a SuperKick from Tamina. Sasha rolls Tamina over for a two count. Tamina uppercuts Sasha. Sasha drops Tamina with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement. Nia Jax drags Tamina out of the ring. Nia lays out Bayley on the outside. Sasha responds with a Flying Meteora off the ring apron. Sasha with a Rebound Tiger Feint Kick. Sasha rolls Tamina back into the ring. Nia continues to run interference. Sasha kicks Nia in the chest. Tamina SuperKicks Sasha to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tamina via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: The Revival (c) vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Dash Wilder and Aleister Black will start things off. Black is throwing haymakers at Wilder. Black with Two RoundHouse Kicks. Wilder blocks a boot from Black. Wilder with a Belly to Back Suplex. Wilder kicks Black in the ribs. Wilder with two knife edge chops. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson kicks Black in the gut. Dawson with a heavy chop. Dawson uppercuts Black. Following a snap mare takeover, Dawson delivers a leg drop. Dawson follows that with an elbow drop. Dawson wraps this sequence with a Diving HeadButt for a two count. Dawson stomps on the right hand of Black. Black ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Black creates distance with The Quebrada. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable walks down to the ring.

The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Dawson applies a double wrist lock. Black with a High Knee Strike. Black and Dawson are trading back and forth shots. Black drops Dawson with a Running Knee Strike. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder stops Black in his tracks. Black ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Black drops The Revival with a Double Leg Sweep. Black tags in Ricochet. Ricochet with a SlingShot Missile Dropkick. Ricochet unloads Two Running Forearm Smashes. Ricochet kicks Dawson in the face. Ricochet with a BackSlide Cover for a two count.

Ricochet with a NeckBreaker to Dawson. Ricochet rolls Wilder over for a two count. Ricochet knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Dawson uses the middle rope for leverage. Ricochet with a sunset flip for a two count. Ricochet with a Jumping Knee Strike. Black kicks Dawson in the face. Ricochet with a Hurricanrana. Ricochet with a Running Shoulder Block to Wilder. Ricochet follows that with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Ricochet is fired up. For whatever reason, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable attacks Wilder on the floor which forces the disqualification. After the match, Ricochet and Black brings the fight to Roode and Gable.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Revival via Disqualification 

Updated WWE Fastlane 2019 Match Card: 

1.) Asuka (c) vs. Mandy Rose w/Sonya Deville For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

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

3.) The Shield vs. Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

4.) The Boss And Hug Connection (c) vs. Nia Jax & Tamina For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

5.) Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE Championship

6.) Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch. If Becky Lynch Wins, She Will Be Added To The WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match At WrestleMania 35

Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey In-Ring Segment: 

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