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Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2019

WWE RAW Results and Review February 4 2018 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Monday Night RAW is coming from the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon this week. Stephanie McMahon has invited Royal Rumble WInner Becky Lynch to appear, potentially leading to another confrontation with RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Finn Balor will face Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley, and Jeff Jarrett returns to a WWE ring to face Elias. Sasha Banks and Bayley will face Alicia Fox and Nikki Cross in a Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match. And WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will address his future.

 

Show Opener with Stephanie McMahon In Ring

 

Becky Lynch Being Escorted from the Building

 

Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan with Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan

Ronda Rousey wins by Submission with the Armbar.

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Logan with Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan

Ronda Rousey wins by Submission with the Armbar.

 

Sasha Banks and Bayley Backstage

 

Four Corners Tag Team Match for RAW Tag Team Championship Opportunity
Heavy Machinery (Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic) vs. Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado with Kalisto) vs. The B Team (Bo Dallas and Cutis Axel) vs. The Revival(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)

Dash Wilder scores the Pinfall victory over Bo Dallas after the Shatter Machine.

 

Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in the Locker Room

 

Kurt Angle Backstage

 

Kurt Angle In Ring

 

Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Alicia Fox and Nikki Cross

Bayley scores the Pinfall victory over Alicia Fox with a Roll Up.

 

Apollo Crews Backstage

 

Elias vs. Jeff Jarrett with The Road Dogg Jessie James

Elias wins by Pinfall after the Drift Away. James attacks Elias from behind after the match and distracts him so Jarrett can finish him off with a guitar to the back.

Dana Brooke and Natalya Backstage

Finn Balor Backstage

 

Finn Balor vs. Lio Rush with Bobby Lashley

Finn Balor wins by Pinfall after the Coup de Grace. The advertised match against Bobby Lashley was changed by Lashley and Rush before the match started. Lashley was ejected from ringside by the referee in the middle of the match for interference.

 

A Moment of Bliss

 

EC3 vs. Dean Ambrose

EC3 wins by Pinfall with a Jacknife Cover reversal.

 

Kurt Angle Backstage

 

Mojo Rawley Backstage

 

Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre vs. Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman

Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre win by Disqualification when Braun Strowman attakced Baron Corbin while he was not the legal man.

 

Botches

  • Sasha Banks leaving Bayley to fend for herself in the tag team match continues the underlying thread of their impending split at a time where everyone thinks they are the top picks to be Women’s Tag Team Champions. This seems like a time to build up their ability to work as a team and show them doing so. That match felt like a wasted opportunity against a cobbled together tag team.
  • Jeff Jarrett and Road Dogg are relics of another era that deserve respect for their past contributions but should not be featured in the ring anymore, and certainly not given the precious television time so many of the current talents deserve.

Bodyslams

  • Ronda Rousey delivered her second excellent promo in as many weeks. Either she is becoming more comfortable with her delivery and material, or she is being given the freedom the portray herself more naturally. Either way, it is working and she is coming across much better on the microphone.
  • EC3 finally recieved his debut match on RAW, and scored a victory over Dean Ambrose in an exciting match with a great finish.

 

RAW has yet to make any major changes to their course that has made their product significantly better. With a continuing rivalry between Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley that excites no one, a listless tag team division with The Revival sitting in a perpetual position of challenging for the titles but not winning them, and the persistent absence of the Universal Championship, nothing much has changed on the show. New faces have appeared, and old faces that were left by the wayside are being used again. But with no discernible direction other than keeping the top singles championships on the brand’s MMA stars, it’s getting harder and harder to maintain interest in anything going on here other than whatever Becky Lynch is doing.

About the Author

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

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