Welcome to Monday Night Raw for the 12th of February and we’re back in San Jose, California.

We’re two weeks away from the Elimination Chamber in which we will see a woman’s Chamber for the first time. In that match, Alexa Bliss will put her title on the line and the odds are hugely stacked against her. With that in mind, Bliss is determined to increase her chances of success by forging an alliance, potentially with an old foe and friend, Mickie James. Will James agree and potentially increase her own chances? Or is she tired of Alexa’s antics?

As for the men’s Chamber match, we already know that the match will consist of John Cena, The Miz, Braun Strowman, Elias, and Roman Reigns, but we need our sixth man. That position will be determine on tonight’s show with a Fatal 4-Way match between Finn Balor, Apollo Crews, Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt. I think it’s fair to assume Balor is the man who will fill the final spot and promotional material from WWE has said as much. Anyway, then we will have our six-man Chamber match ready to go and I for one and very excited to see Strowman inside the structure, although a Reigns win feels sadly inevitable.

Elsewhere on tonight’s show, Bayley will take-on her longtime rival and best friend, Sasha Banks! The two have been a little bit at odds recently, with both women been frustrated at losing to Asuka. So tonight Kurt Angle decided to book them in a match together that is sure to create even more animosity and we could be looking at a heel turn from one of the ladies. Also, Seth Rollins’ last two tag partners have gone down with injury, leaving the Kingslayer without a partner and in need of some direction, which we should learn about tonight.


That’s the preview for tonight’s show, remember to download the Ringside Talk app and join in the conversation. Enjoy the show!

Monday Night Raw opens with the franchise player, John Cena coming to the ring!

Cena gets the fans fired-up and talks about the importance of WrestleMania. He says we all know how big of a deal it is; it can make a Superstar’s career, it can bring a legend back from the dead, and it can change everything. So tonight he is out here to face the truth, the truth is in two weeks he has to win the Elimination Chamber match. The fans boo and he says he understands the feelings but if he can’t win the Elimination Chamber match, for the first time in 15 years he won’t have a road to WrestleMania. His current road there sees him winning the most unwinnable match in history, then beat the Beast for the Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania. It sounds impossible but he likes making the impossible possible.

Out comes The Miz and The Miztourage, who talk while walking to the ring. Miz is skeptical that Cena can do it, saying this isn’t 2013 it’s 2018, the year of the Miz. Maybe Cena’s spent too much time in Hollywood to where he can’t differentiate fantasy from reality, he thinks he’s gonna beat Brock when he’s the founding father of Suplex City? Miz says he’s gonna main event WrestleMania because that’s where the Intercontinental Championship belongs.

John points out a dude in the front row laughing at the idea and says literally Miz has no chance against Brock unless he misses his flight, gets food poisoning, what have you. If he actually wrestles Brock, it’ll be his last match. Miz disagrees and says the biggest mistake Cena made was trying to beat Brock at his own game. Miz says he’ll play to his strengths, use his brain, and he’ll win because he’ll do whatever it takes, do the things other people can’t or won’t do. That’s why he beat Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Championship, and that’s why he’ll beat Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania.

Cena points out he’s mighty overconfident for a guy who hasn’t gone through the Chamber yet and Miz reminds him that he beat John in the main event of WrestleMania. Cena says Miz every once in a while finds a way to back up the way he runs his mouth, and so right here tonight, with a crowd that actually like him, he wants for The Miz vs. John Cena. But that’s not enough, he says the loser of their match will enter the Elimination Chamber match first! Miz asks if he thinks he’s stupid, he knows the first guy in the Chamber has the worst chance of winning. The Miztourage attack Cena out of nowhere. They double team him with a back suplex/neckbreaker combo, Miz takes his coat off and says he’ll take the chance because he’s smarter than Cena, challenge accepted!

He calls for a referee but gets Kurt Angle instead. Angle tells him to hold up, this isn’t how they’re gonna start Raw. They’ll have the match, alright, but the Miztourage are banned from ringside!

The Miztourage leave and Miz quickly forces the referee to ring the bell while he covers Cena.

The Miz Vs. John Cena

The bell rings and Miz is already covering Cena, who kicks out at 2! Miz is distraught, he argues with the referee that he scored the three count but he’s waved off. Miz then climbs atop Cena and unleashes some ground and pound, then goes for the cover again and Cena kicks out as we go the break.

*Commercial Break*

We return from the break to see The Miz still controlling the action. He sends Cena out of the ring, then leisurely follows after and rams him into the barricade. Back inside the ring, Miz hits Cena with a double axe handle from the top rope for a quick two count.

Cena turns things around and hits a fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Miz knees him in the gut a few times and kicks him in the face to regain control. Cena spikes Miz with a tornado DDT for another two count. Miz wears Cena down with a headlock as we head to another commercial.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Miz go for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena gets out. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment, but Miz gets out and takes him down for a Figure Four Leglock. Cena fights out of it and applies an STF. Miz claws his way to the bottom rope and gets a hand on it. Miz holds his back on the apron. Cena tries to bring him back into the ring, but Miz counters him by snapping him off the top rope.

Miz pulls his way up to the top rope and goes for a cross-body block, but Cena rolls through and picks him up. Cena goes for an AA, but Miz gets out and hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Miz charges and connects with his patented corner clothesline. Miz tries for a second one, but Cena counters with an AA! Cena covers, but Miz kicks out.

Cena goes to the top rope, but Miz shakes the ropes to knock him off. Miz then applies the Figure Four Leglock in the middle of the ring. Cena fights out of it and counters a punch into a crossface, which Michael Cole inexplicably calls an STF. Miz gets his way to the bottom rope to break the hold. Miz sidesteps Cena and hits a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall.

Cena is laid out and Miz is on his knee’s wondering what it will take. Miz gets Cena up and puts him on the top rope. Miz goes for a top rope Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena counters into a super AA for the win.

Winner: John Cena

After the match Cena celebrates and heads to a disabled fan in the front row, giving him his armband. Jojo announces that The Miz is the loser and thus will be the first man to enter the Elimination Chamber match.

Later tonight, Sasha Banks will face Bayley in the hugger’s hometown. We’ll also get the Second Chance Fatal 4-Way tonight. The screen cracks and we get a promo from Matt Hardy, who says that tonight he has a second chance. Three other vessels stand in his way but he has talked with the seven other deities and they have blessed him. The other vessels don’t know that their journey is already OVAH. So he will turn the Elimination Chamber into the DELETION CHAMBER. Hardy then chants Delete as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break* 

Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows cut a promo from earlier today, as they make their way to the ring. They talk about The Revival and show a graphic on screen to represent a Nerd-o-Meter. Wilder and Dawson ambush them on the ramp. The fight eventually spills into the ring and the match gets underway.

Gallows & Anderson Vs. The Revival

Gallows and Dawson start the match after the referee allows Anderson and Gallows recover. The big man immediately takes control and starts beating on Dawson in the corner. He punches Wilder off the apron before throwing Dawson halfway across the ring.

Gallows unloads with some jabs in the corner and sticks Dawson with a big boot. Anderson takes out Wilder at ringside, but the distraction allows Dawson to hit Gallows with a big running chop block as we go to a commercial.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see Wilder and Dawson keeping Gallows isolated by focusing on punishing his knee. The big man nails a superkick to give himself a chance to make a tag. Anderson comes in angry and takes out both Dash and Dawson with punches.

Gallows pulls Dawson out of the ring, but it backfires and he gets sent into the steel steps. Wilder takes a spinebuster to give Anderson a close two count. Dawson tags in and they hit The Shatter Machine on Anderson for the win!

Winners: The Revival

A quick match in a rivalry that services neither team.

We see Kurt Angle making his way to the ring from the backstage area as we head to the break.

We return from the break and Kurt Angle is already in the ring. He says he’s here with mixed emotions. He announces that at Elimination Chamber, Ronda Rousey will be signing her WWE Raw contract.

In other news, last week when Raw went off the air, Jason Jordan was taken to a local hospital and he had to undergo surgery and he will miss WrestleMania. The fans chant “YES!” and Angle tells them they should be ashamed for wishing ill on any WWE Superstar. He says he knows Jordan isn’t their favourite Superstar but they should wish him well.

Seth Rollins, Jason Jordan’s tag team partner, makes his way to the ring with slightly modified music. Rollins says he’s sorry about Jordan. The truth is he’s a good kid in a tough spot. Rollins has been there. A few years ago, he was the WWE Champion. As a matter of fact, he won the title a few miles up the street at Levi Stadium where he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, beat Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and shocked the world. Rollins was on top of the world until it all came tumbling down. Rollins tore up his knee, had to forfeit the title, and miss WrestleMania. WrestleMania moments are not guaranteed. It’s right around the corner. Rollins doesn’t have a partner, a match at Elimination Chamber, a title opportunity, or a match at WrestleMania. Angle says last week was supposed to be his last shot at the Tag Team Titles, but he can find another partner. Rollins says, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Angle wanted Rollins to be a big piece of Monday Night RAW. Rollins doesn’t want to be a PART of Monday Night RAW. Rollins wants to BE Monday Night RAW. Rollins wants to turn this place back into Monday Night Rollins. Rollins wants to be the man one more time. Rollins wants Brock Lesnar, the Universal Championship, and he wants it at WrestleMania.

The only way he can do that is if he wins the Elimination Chamber match. Angle says he loves the enthusiasm, but he can’t cancel the match tonight. Rollins wants to earn his shot. Let’s take the Second Chance Fatal 4-Way and turn it into a Fatal 5-Way with him in the match. A loud “YES” chant breaks out. Angle tells him to not put him in a bad spot because that is unfair to the other wrestlers. Rollins says he comes out here every week and puts his body on the line. Jason Jordan missing his WrestleMania moment sucks, but that doesn’t mean he has to miss his. Angle says it’s ultimately not up to him. It’s up to the fans. Do they want him to give Rollins an opportunity at the Elimination Chamber? A loud “YES” chant breaks out. Angle says he’s in the match. Rollins is elated and shakes hands with Angle.

Bray Wyatt’s video flashes and he’s seen backstage. Wyatt says Rollins has been added to their game, but he doesn’t deserve a chance, just like the other three in the match don’t. Matt Hardy is in desperate need of help. Wyatt knows how to fix him. Wyatt knows how to fix them all. Wyatt says when he wins Elimination Chamber and goes to WrestleMania to slay the beast, he’ll once again have the whole world in his hands.

Sasha Banks makes her entrance. She’ll face Bayley, next.

*Commercial Break*

We return from the break and out comes Bayley! The two “friends” get in the ring and they’re both smiling as the bell rings.

Sasha Banks Vs. Bayley

The bell rings, and they circle the ring. A loud “Bayley” chant fires up. This is Bayley’s hometown. Bayley rolls Banks up for a one count. Bayley catches her with a backslide pin for a one count. Bayley wrenches the arm and catches her with la magistral for a one count.

Banks kicks Bayley in the midsection before sending her to the corner. Bayley hits a back elbow and comes off the second rope with an arm drag. Bayley then dropkicks her down. Banks powers her to the corner and punches away at her. Banks tries to take her down by the arm, but Bayley hooks a side headlock. Bayley is whipped off, but she shoulder blocks her down. Banks tries for a surprise Bank Statement, but Bayley gets out. Banks takes her down and hits a flying knee to the face for a two count.

Banks wrenches the arm, but Bayley fights up. Banks forearms her in the face and throws her out of the ring. Bayley smiles and gets on the apron. Banks then dropkicks her off. Bayley gets in the ring and powers Banks to the corner before shouldering her. Banks sidesteps her and snaps Bayley’s bad shoulder off the ropes.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Bayley fight out of a straightjacket submission, but Banks immediately snaps the shoulder for a near fall. Banks talks a little trash while attacking the shoulder. Bayley counters a double knee, but her shoulder is too hurt to follow up. Banks powers her to the corner and hits a double knee. Banks then mocks Bayley, and Bayley floors her with a desperation clothesline.

They trade punches before Bayley takes her down with a Thesz Press. Bayley forearms her before powering her to the corner. Bayley strikes away at her before hitting a back suplex. Bayley snaps her off the ropes for a near fall. Bayley kicks her in the face and makes her way to the top rope. Banks avoids the diving elbow, and Banks quickly follows up with the Bank Statement! Banks tries to kick the ropes away, but Bayley eventually makes it there and she forces the break.

Bayley then rolls her face-first into the middle turnbuckle. Bayley knocks her back and goes for a superplex, but Banks fights her off. Bayley then charges up and hits a super Bayley-To-Belly for the win.

Winner: Bayley

Bayley celebrates the win in her hometown and poses on the turnbuckles. Bayley then turns to Sasha Banks and stares at her. Bayley then moves her to the side, and Nia Jax comes from out of nowhere to avalanche them. Jax hits Bayley with a Samoan Drop before scooping up Banks for a Samoan Drop. Jax then leaves the ring.

Charley Caruso stops Nia Jax on the stage and asks why she interrupted a moment that had nothing to do with her. Jax says this has everything to do with her. Those two took Asuka to the limit over the past two weeks, and she just destroyed them in seconds. “Only one woman can beat the streak of Asuka, and you’re looking at her.”

Seth Rollins is standing backstage when Roman Reigns comes up to him. Reigns says Rollins worked his magic and madei t a Fatal 5-Way. Rollins says he couldn’t let Reigns have all the fun inside Elimination Chamber. Reigns says he’ll eliminate him like he did at the Royal Rumble. The Bar comes up to them. Sheamus says with Rollins’ track record, he will fail once again. Reigns looks at Cesaro’s braces and asks what happened to his mouth. Oh yeah… he ran into The Shield. As for Sheamus, he’ll find out tonight. The Bar walk away and Rollins shouts “nice skirt fella!”

*Commercial Break*

We get an great video package that chronicles Asuka’s undefeated streak. Asuka will face Nia Jax at Elimination Chamber. If Nia Jax beats Asuka, she’ll be entered into the title match at WrestleMania.

Renee Young is backstage with Titus Worldwide. Titus O’Neil takes the microphone and asks Apollo Crews if he’s worried about being deleted by Matt Hardy. Crews says he’s here to create history. O’Neil asks if he’s afraid of the Eater of Worlds. Crews says Wyatt cannot digest him. Can he beat Rollins and his “burn it down” attitude? Crews says he’ll extinguish that fire and isn’t waiting on line at the Balor Club. Dana Brooke says, “Crews can’t lose.” O’Neil loves it, and they dance while chanting that.

Alexa Bliss is walking backstage when she bumps into Mickie James. Mickie asks why Bliss saved her and is now teaming with her. Bliss says she’s tired of the newbies running RAW and figured she’d want payback. Most importantly, she wants to clear the air with them. A few months ago, she said some things she didn’t mean. Mickie says, “What about it, biscuit butt?” Bliss says she’s jealous of her because she’s a 6-time champion and a mother. She can’t believe she can balance that. Bliss says if Absolution works together at Elimination Chamber, they’re screwed. Mickie says she appreciates what Bliss did. They can be teammates tonight, but at Elimination Chamber she’s coming hard for the title.

Absolution makes their way to the ring with Paige leading the way. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose will face Mickie James and Alexa Bliss, next.

*Commercial Break*

We return and out comes Bliss and her tag partner, Mickie James.

Absolution w/ Paige vs. Mickie James and Alexa Bliss

Mickie James will start against Mandy Rose. They lock up, and James takes her down with a headlock. Rose grapevines the head, but James gets out. James dropkicks her down for a one count. Rose reverses a whip and elbows her. Sonya Deville tags in and hits a waistlock takeover. James kicks away at her and hits a running forearm.

Alexa Bliss tags in, and they hits a double-team back elbow on Deville. Bliss hits Insult to Injury for a near fall. James tags in and knees Deville in the face for a two count. Deville powers her to the corner and shoulders away at her. James comes back with a hurricanrana followed by a Thesz Press. Rose distracts her, and Deville attacks from behind for a two count.

Rose tags in and applies an abdominal stretch incorrectly. James gets out of it and avoids a kick. James then hits a neckbreaker. Paige distracts Bliss, and Deville pulls her off the apron. Rose attacks from behind and hits the Bed of Roses for the win.

Winners: Absolution

After the match, Absolution double-teams Mickie James until Alexa Bliss makes the save.

Elias is seen walking backstage, wearing a nice floral shirt. He’ll debut the Elimination Chamber blues, next.

Elias is in the ring. Photos are shown of him getting the win over John Cena and Braun Strowman last week. Elias greets the crowd and strums the guitar a bit. Who wants to walk with Elias? Elias says that was pathetic. The best part about this city is it’s not too far away from a real city like San Francisco. Who is he kidding? Every city in California is a toxic dump. He’s the man that defeated John Cena and Braun Strowman in the same place at the same time, so he’s the odds on favorite to win the Elimination Chamber. Then he’ll go on to WrestleMania. The entire world will know that WWE stands for Walk With Elias.

Elias likes the sound of that, just like he likes the sound of his voice. He wrote a song called, “The Elimination Chamber Blues.” He’ll play it right now as long as they silence their phones and shut their mouths. Elias sings about six men entering, but the loud booing causes him to stop. Elias says if that’s how they’re going to be, then he’s not going to sing. A loud “YES” chant fires up. His vocal cords are already warmed up and he sounds great, so he must continue. Elias sings that the Big Dog won’t win because nobody believes. The Miz should stick to Miz TV. The songs he wrote for Miz weren’t for him. They were for Maryse. As for John Cena, the future is right here. Elias starts singing about Braun Strowman until JoJo cuts him off to announce Braun Strowman.

A spotlight shows Braun Strowman sitting on a stool with a microphone in front of him! The crowd are shocked. Strowman leaves the spotlight and brings back a bass cello. Strowman strums it until the string breaks. Strowman sings that he’s not finished with Elias. Elias will, “Get these hands.” The crowd loves this. Strowman says he doesn’t know his own strength and broke the strings, so there’s only one thing left to do with it. Strowman puts it on his shoulder and marches down to ringside. Elias waits with the guitar before calling a truce.

Strowman gets on the apron, and Elias attacks him while entering the ring. Elias tries to hit him with the guitar, but Strowman grabs him. Strowman says he got him twice with that and won’t get him again. Strowman clubs him down before hitting a Running Powerslam. Elias is crawling away from the ring. Strowman goes outside and grabs the bass cello. Strowman follows him up the stage and smashes the bass cello off Elias’ back! Referees run out to help Elias. That looked real painful but that entire segment was awesome, reminded me of when Austin would do out-of-character segments.

We get a phone promo from Finn Balor, who talks about winning Elimination Chamber and getting a shot at the title he never lost.

The Bar makes their entrance as we head to a commercial break.

*Commercial Break*

We return and Sheamus and Cesaro await their opponent. Roman makes his way to the ring to the standard boos. I wonder why Rollins isn’t with Reigns.

Sheamus W/Cesaro Vs. Roman Reigns

They lock up before giving a clean break. Sheamus wrenches the arm, but Reigns turns it on him and applies a hammerlock. Sheamus gets to the ropes and pushes Reigns. Reigns ducks a clothesline, but Sheamus punches him to the corner. Reigns has a whip to the corner reversed on him, but he quickly pops out with a clothesline. Sheamus rolls out of the ring, and Cesaro gives him a pep talk.

Sheamus gets back in the ring, and Reigns quickly clotheslines him out of the ring. Cesaro gives Sheamus another pep talk. Sheamus pulls Reigns out of the ring, but Reigns blocks a toss into the ring post. Reigns sends him into the barricade and slams him off the apron. Reigns then sends him into the barricade a second time and rolls in the ring to break the count-out up. Reigns then scares Cesaro back. Sheamus then hits a rolling senton on the floor!

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in an overhead wristlock. Reigns fights out and hits two clotheslines before hitting a leaping clothesline. Sheamus boots him back and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Sheamus then hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus stomps away at the midsection before applying an Irish Cloverleaf. Reigns nearly gets to the bottom rope, but Sheamus drags him away. Reigns twists out and knocks him back before hitting a Samoan Drop for a near fall.

Reigns goes for a Superman Punch, but Sheamus counters into White Noise for a near fall. Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick, but Reigns counters with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Sheamus counters a Spear with a kick and charges, but Reigns counters that with a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Reigns sets up in the corner, but Cesaro distracts him. Sheamus rolls him up for a near fall. Sheamus quickly knees him in the face for another near fall. Sheamus cannot believe he didn’t put him away with that and argues with the referee.

Reigns rolls out of the ring and back body drops Cesaro into the crowd before hitting him with a Superman Punch. Sheamus attacks him from behind, but Reigns soon sends him face-first into the ring post. Reigns goes for a Drive-By Dropkick, but Sheamus clotheslines him down. Sheamus gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope. Sheamus leaps, but Reigns connects with a Spear out of mid-air for the win!

Winner: Roman Reigns

A good hard-hitting match and that spear at the end was rough. The Bar retreat as Reigns celebrates.

Ivory is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2018. We get her induction video and it reminds us how awesome she was.

The Second Chance Fatal 5-Way is next.

*Commercial Break*

We return and the commentators talk about the upcoming contract signing with Rowdy Ronda Rousey!

We get entrances from Apollo Crews, Bray Wyatt, Matt Hardy, Seth Rollins and Finn Balor! The match will begin after the break.

*Commercial Break*

Fatal 5-Way Match

Finn Balor Vs. Bray Wyatt Vs. Matt Hardy Vs. Apollo Crews Vs. Seth Rollins


We join the match in progress. Wyatt gives Hardy a DDT on the apron. Apollo Crews knocks Wyatt off the apron and hits a moonsault block to the floor. Crews kicks Balor down before clotheslining Rollins. Balor drops Crews on the apron and kicks him to the floor. Balor hits a pair of clotheslines on Rollins before taking him down and giving him a double stomp. Balor catches Wyatt coming in and slams him, but Hardy breaks up the pin.

Balor goes to the top rope, but Hardy cuts him off and goes for Splash Mountain. Rollins superkicks Hardy before superkicking Balor. Wyatt then wipes Rollins out with a flying body block. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Rollins rolls him up for a two count. Rollins then superkicks him in the head, but Balor breaks up the pin.

Rollins sends Balor out of the ring and knocks Hardy to the floor. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Crews cuts him off. Crews goes for a superplex, but Hardy stops it. Hardy and Balor then try for a Tower of Doom, but Wyatt breaks it up. Wyatt throws Balor out of the ring before clotheslining Hardy. Wyatt tosses Crews away and hits a slam on Rollins. Wyatt then takes Crews down and hits a senton splash for a near fall.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Wyatt avalanche Balor in the corner and arc his back, but Hardy is just clapping for him. Wyatt is stunned by him. Hardy is applauding Wyatt. Hardy ducks a clothesline and punches away at him while loud “DELETE” chants break out. Hardy goes for a bulldog, but Wyatt pushes him off. Hardy then hits Wyatt with a Side Effect before hitting a second one on Balor. Hardy elbows Waytt in the back of the head before going for a Twist of Fate, but Rollins wipes him out with a springboard clothesline. Rollins chops Wyatt to the corner. Rollins boots him back and hits a double blockbuster on Wyatt and Crews.

Rollins looks at the WrestleMania sign before hitting Balor with a suicide dive. Rollins gets in the ring and hits Hardy with a suicide dive on the other side. Rollins gets back in the ring and hits a third suicide dive on Wyatt! Rollins gets in the ring and knees Crews before hitting suplex and rolling through for a falcon’s arrow for a near fall. Crews elbows him back, but Rollins knees him in the back and sends him out of the ring. Wyatt runs in, and Rollins stuns him with a step-up enzuigiri. Rollins hits the ropes, and Wyatt turns him inside out with a clothesline.

Balor gets in the ring and hits Wyatt with a Sling Blade. Balor then dropkicks Wyatt into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins goes for a superplex, but Balor fights it. Rollins clubs away at him and goes for a Phoenix Splash on Wyatt, but he moves. Hardy hits Wyatt with a Twist of Fate and covers, but Balor breaks it up with Coup de Grace. Rollins hits Balor with the Curb Stomp, but Crews breaks that up. All five men are down. Rollins and Crews are first to their feet and punch away at each other. Rollins gets the better of him and charges, but Crews military presses him. Crews then hits a Samoan Drop followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Crews goes for a back suplex powerbomb, but Rollins fights out. Crews hits a step-up enzuigiri and follows up with a standing shooting star press, but Rollins kicks out again!

Crews goes to the top rope, but Hardy cuts him off. Hardy clubs away at him and goes for a Side Effect off the ropes, but Wyatt pulls him to the floor and hits Sister Abigail! Wyatt gets in the ring and goes over to Crews, who is still on the top rope. Wyatt goes for a superplex, but Rollins and Balor powerbomb him for a Tower of Doom spot. Rollins and Balor cover, and the referee counts to three!

Winners: Seth Rollins & Finn Balor

The referee says they both won. Monday Night Raw goes of the air with Rollins and Balor staring at each other, confused. Do both men get a place and start the match with Miz like a Triple Threat? Or do they simply face-off next week to get the spot? I guess we’ll find out next week! Until then, safe travels!

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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