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Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2019

WWE RAW Results and Review February 11 2019 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Monday Night RAW is from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H have invited Becky Lynch to appear on RAW tonight and Seth Rollins will make his return since being assaulted by the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Also, Ruby Riott will face Nikki Cross before her match against Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship at Elimination Chamber.

 

Show Opener with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H

 

Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Losers Enter Elimination Chamber Match First
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan with Ruby Riott)

Nia Jax Win by Pinfall over Bayley after the Samoan Drop.

 

Becky Lynch and Finn Balor Backstage

 

Elias In Ring

 

Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre witn Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush ringside

Finn Balor wins by Disqualification after Bobby Lashley pushes him off the top rope. Lashley, Rush, and McIntyre assault Balor and Kurt Angle comes out for the save. Baron Corbin appears and attacks Angle. Braun Strowman’s music hits and he comes to the aid of Balor and Angle.

 

Six Man Tag Team Match

Finn Balor, Kurt Angle, and Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush

Finn Balor wins by Pinfall over Bobby Lashley after the Coup de Grace.

 

Kevin Owens

 

Becky Lynch Backstage

 

Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riott

Ruby Riott wins by Pinfall after the Riott Kick.

 

Seth Rollins In Ring

 

Dean Ambrose vs. EC3

Dean Ambrose wins by Pinfall with an Opossum Roll Up.

 

Becky Lynch Backstage

 

RAW Tag Team Championship Match
Bobby Roode and Chad Gable (c) vs. THe Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)

Dash Wilder wins by Pinfall over Chad Gable after the Shatter Machine to make The Revival the New RAW Tag Team Champions.

 

Becky Lynch In Ring

Becky Lynch Apologized to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, but Vince McMahon refused to accept her apology and suspended her for 60 days and replaced her with Charlotte Flair in the match against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.

 

Botches

  • The Women’s Triple Threat Tag Team Match was good overall, though it had awkward moments. Sasha and Bayley being positioned first in the Elimination Chamber Match with injury to Sasha is either setting up a story of overcoming monumental odds or setting them up to not look bad when they get knocked out of the match. It is the only story element for the match that isn’t purely about emotion, and that’s a shame.
  • Elias’ stock seems to have dropped. The guitar shot was good, but this segment didn’t really help him or Lucha House Party, and the destination wasn’t really worth the trip.

 

Bodyslams

  • Beck Lynch is still The Man.
  • The impromptu six man tag match was better than I expected it to be, and the ending definitely gave everyone what they wanted to see. That doesn’t necessarily bode well for Balor at Elimination Chamber.
  • Nikki Cross and Ruby Riott are the predators climbing the food chain in the wake of the Women’s Evolution.
  • The RAW Tag Team Championship match was incredible and the ending was perfect. I was skeptical of the reasoning behind Roode and Gable together as a tag team. I was wrong for that.

With Elimination Chamber this Sunday, RAW put the stories for that Pay Per View just behind Wrestlemania promotion and just above pushing their new talent. EC3 and Nikki Cross both had matches on the show, so there is more being done to integrate the new talent into the show. All of the matches were good, and there were some great ones as well. The RAW Tag Team Championship Match was Pay Per View calibre, and probably happened tonight because of Elimination Chamber’s time limitations. With both the RAW and Smackdown brands represented on a show with two naturally long matches, there have to be sacrifices. The RAW Tag Team Champions will probably be watching Elimination Chamber, not performing.

But the most important story of the night was about the RAW Women’s Championship Match at Wrestlemania. Becky Lynch is out and Charlotte Flair is in. Two women from Smackdown’s roster are on RAW in the championship picture, while the Smackdown Women’s Chmpion Asuka was left off of Smackdown last week. Not only are the fans disappointed, WWE is showing they have themselves in a bind with how they have pushed their stars, and the announced Superstar Shakeup the week after Wrestlemania can’t come soon enough to bail them out.

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- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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