Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for WWE Raw, less than a week from Elimination Chamber.
Tonight’s show will feature the fallout of WWE Super ShowDown, and also serve as the final build to Elimination Chamber this weekend. And with that in mind, Brock Lesnar is scheduled to appear on the show to continue his feud with Drew McIntyre after demolishing Ricochet.
Beth Phoenix will be on tonight’s show, and will provide a medical update on her husband Edge. Randy Orton is guaranteed to show-up in some capacity and, in his current state of mind, could potentially even attack Phoenix.
Tonight’s WWE Raw will feature a handful of exciting matches as well, including Seth Rollins and Murphy defending the Tag Team Championships against the Street Profits, Aleister Black Vs. AJ Styles, Shayna Baszler Vs. Asuka, Riddick Moss defending his 24/7 Championship, and Rey Mysterio returning to action alongside Humberto Carrillo to face Andrade and Angel Garza.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s action-packed WWE Raw. Let us know what you’re excited to see and follow along on the Ringside News app. Enjoy the show!
Monday Night Raw opens with the announcers running down the card, including a change that now sees Shayna Baszler facing Kairi Sane.
The WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar, and Paul Heyman come out and make their way to the ring. Heyman introduces the two of them and Brock looks pumped. Heyman says he’s sorry, it’s his job to come out and hype us on WrestleMania and even though this is the most stacked WrestleMania in decades, the main event is a sham.
Heyman says the fans are Pavlovian dogs and they know it’s true, just like he and Brock knows it’s true. WWE brass wants to sell us on Drew McIntyre, but he’s nothing more than a hyped-up fraud. Heyman wants to know why everyone cheers for Drew. He says Brock massacred fifteen consecutive top stars in the world at Royal Rumble…only to get kicked in the balls by Ricochet and have Drew kick him in the head and knock him out of the match.
Heyman asks how that information leads anyone to believe that Drew could pin or tap-out Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania? He can’t. All it proves is that McIntyre can take advantage of a momentary slip. And next time Brock lays eyes on Drew McIntyre he will lay him out. And that’s because Drew is nothing more than a “stupid big bitch” that will get squashed…
McIntyre takes his time in coming down to the ring and he gets into the ring to come toe-to-toe with Lesnar. The fans chant “Drew” but Brock laughs in his face and walks away. Brock shakes his head no and turns to leave but then runs at Drew…only to get caught with a Claymore Kick! Brock is laid out just like that and Drew leaves the ring smiling.
Heyman sits with Brock looking shocked, and Brock stumbles to his feet, really selling the kick. The fans chant “you deserve it” and Brock seethes. He takes his title and leaves with Heyman. As Brock stands on the ramp and looks at the fans angrily, Drew comes running back out and hits another Claymore Kick! Drew raises the WWE Championship above his head, then throws it at Brock before taking a run-up and hitting a third Claymore Kick! Brock is out cold and the fans chant “holy $hit” and “Drew”.
The Street Profits come to the ring ahead of their final title shot against Rollins and Murphy. Ford asks where his Brooklyn peeps are at and they cheer. He says he and Dawkins have been working for years to get this shot and tonight it ends if they don’t win. The fans want the smoke and so do the Prophets.
Before the bell rings, Rollins and Murphy jump the Prophets but both of them get tossed from the ring. Montez Ford hits a tope over the ropes but gets caught by Murphy and Seth, who then throws him into the barricade. Dawkins checks on Ford as Murphy and Seth take the high ground.
Back live and the match has officially begun, and Murphy is in control of Dawkins in the middle of the ring with a headlock. Dawkins fights up but gets thrown from the ring. Rollins goes after Angelo but gets hit with a flapjack on the floor. Dawkins catches Murphy jumping at him and hits a fallaway slam into the barricade.
Ford gets the tag and runs for a tope to Seth and Murphy on the floor, this time landing it. Ford gets them both back in the ring and hits a double crossbody, then clotheslines Murphy to the outside. Ford then drops Rollins and hits a standing moonsault for a two-count. Seth counters Ford with a slingblade, then hits a Buckle Bomb/kick with Murphy but Dawkins breaks the pin attempt.
Seth springboards at Dawkins but gets uppercutted. Dawkins puts Seth on his shoulders but Murphy pulls him off and throws Angelo into the ring post. They attempt the Buckle Bomb/kick again but Ford hurricanrana’s Seth into the kick from Murphy! Ford then tosses Murphy from the ring and hits Seth with a leaping kick.
Ford goes up top but Seth shoves him off to the floor. Seth distracts the referee as AOP come down the ramp to attack Ford, but the referee turns in time to see it and ejects them from ringside! Seth gets angry and goes out to throw Ford back inside.
Murphy and AOP get on the apron and argue with the referee and Kevin Owens comes in from behind and hits Seth with a Stunner! AOP and Murphy chase after Owens, allowing Ford to go up top and hit Seth with a frog splash for the win!
Still to come: Shayna Baszler Vs. Kairi Sane, AJ Styles Vs. Aleister Black, and Beth Phoenix provides a medical update on Edge.
Murphy and Rollins are walking backstage and Charly Caruso stops them for an interview. She asks for their reaction and Seth says most WWE Superstars have to ask for matches but he’s not most, he demands. And at Elimination Chamber they will face Street Profits and take back their RAW Tag Team Titles. As for Kevin Owens, he can name the time, place, and stipulation, because he will be crucified.
Ricochet comes to the ring for a match to redeem himself after the Super ShowDown squash.
The bell rings and Ricochet takes the fight to Moss, but the Champion turns him inside out with a shoulder tackle. Moss whips Ricochet into the ropes, but Ricochet flips over him. Moss catches him with a fallaway slam over the top rope to the floor. Ricochet is bleeding from the mouth as we head to the break.
Ricochet starts to build a head of steam and hits an enziguiri, followed by a springboard forearm. Ricochet puts Moss in the corner and hits a shoulder, followed by a knee. He looks for a springboard again but this time nobody’s home. Moss elbows Ricochet and heads to the middle rope but Ricochet catches him with a frankensteiner!
Ricochet hits a shooting star press for a near-fall. Ricochet connects with a European uppercut and gets Moss on his shoulders but the Champion elbows him to escape. Ricochet counters Moss to hit a superkick and a pop-up lariat for another two-count. From out of nowhere, Moss catches Ricochet with a forward neckbreaker slam of some sort and wins!
We see AJ Styles warming up with Gallows and Anderson backstage. He’ll be facing Aleister Black after the break.
We see Kairi Sane warming up and Asuka screaming at her in Japanese.
AJ Styles comes to the ring with Gallows and Anderson, then we see replays of Super ShowDown, when Styles was defeated by The Undertaker with one Chokeslam. Styles says he is not in a good move. He should be out here with a beautiful trophy but someone deprived him of that honour. Styles says he’s the talk of the town but it’s all negative right now, and there’s a video that has gone viral from Mark Wahlberg trying to give him advice.
We see a clip of the video and Mark tells him to let it go and don’t push his luck with the Deadman. He says he should be out here celebrating with his good brothers but he’s getting advice from Marky Mark. Well he isn’t going to take that advice because he’s on a collision course with The Undertaker and he wants the Deadman to watch what he does to Aleister Black tonight. He says Undertaker is a legend but he’s trying to hold onto a spotlight that isn’t his anymore. It belong to the Phenomenal AJ Styles.
Aleister Black comes to the ring and just before the bell rings AJ tells him he can’t just fight the Phenomenal One. He has to face Karl Anderson first.
The match gets underway and Gallows holds Black’s leg. Black ducks Anderson and tees off on him, and knocks him from the ring. Black dives over the ropes onto Anderson and Gallows, then stares at AJ as we head to commercial.
Back live and Anderson has Black in a headlock in the middle of the ring. Aleister fights up but gets clocked with a European uppercut. Black fires back with an elbow, followed by a forearm and a series of punches and kicks.
Black flips to his feet and hits a springboard moonsault and Black Mass and that is all she wrote.
After the match, AJ informs Black that he also has to go through Luke Gallows if he wants a piece of him. Gallows then blindsides Black and beats him out of the ring. Gallows slams Black into the barricade, then the steps, then the barricade again before putting him in the ring.
The bell rings and Gallows takes his jacket off. He runs at Black but gets kicked in the face, then three more times but Gallows fires back with a boot of his own that drops Black. Gallows hits an elbow drop, followed by a running elbow in the corner.
Gallows hits Black with repeated elbows on the mat, then applies a sleeper. AJ talks trash from ringside. Black fights up and connects with a kitchen sink knee but Gallows throws him from the ring.
Back from the break and Black is once again in a sleeper in the middle of the ring. Black fights out and strikes Gallows with a flurry of kicks. The big man forces him to the corner and beats him until the referee tells him to stop but he doesn’t, so the ref calls for the bell.
As soon as the bell rings, Anderson and Gallows put the boots to Black in the corner, then lift him and hit The Magic Killer as Styles enters the ring smiling.
The referee rings the bell as the fans chant “Undertaker”. Black takes a swing at Styles but misses and falls on his face. AJ kicks him in the gut and beats him into the corner. He tells Black to bring it before hitting a running forearm in the corner.
AJ waits for Black to get up and punches him. Black fires a double kick to Styles, then kicks his legs, but Styles catches him with a backbreaker and gets mad. Styles hits a brainbuster and talks trash to the fans. Styles takes to the apron and hits the Phenomenal Forearm and pins him like The Undertaker.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Ruby Riott. Chuck shows a replay of when Ruby attacked Liv Morgan, then last week when Liv attacked her back. Charly asks if anyone would have predicted a split like The Riott Squad. Riott says people prove to be disloyal all the time and they’re unreliable. But now the only person she is responsible for is herself. And on Sunday she will show that she can strike when she damn well pleases, and there are no friends in the Elimination Chamber.
Liv Morgan makes her entrance to face her former ally, after the break.
The bell rings with all three former Riott Squad members in the ring, and Ruby drives Liv to the corner. Liv turns the tables and lands a few punches. Liv hits a springboard dorpkick, then a body attack in the corner. Liv slams Ruby down for a two-count.
Liv grabs Ruby by the hair and yells at her, then takes her down by the arm. Ruby crawls under the ropes to force the break, then slams Morgan into the ring post and kicks her in the face. Ruby stomps Liv and applies a submission. Liv slowly fights up but Ruby drops her with a knee.
The fans just don’t care about this match/feud. Ruby beats Liv down in the corner until Sarah pulls her off and Ruby looks pisses. Liv kicks Riott and rolls her up for a near-fall. Liv then batters Ruby against the ropes. Morgan hits the ropes but Ruby catches her with a Flatliner for a near-fall but Liv’s kick-out knocked Ruby into Morgan.
Ruby drops Liv with an STO and pins her but Sarah is slow to start counting. Ruby gets in Logan’s face and berates her, allowing Liv to roll-up Ruby and Logan does a quick count.
After the match Logan raises the hand of Liv but Ruby argues with her. Logan shoves Ruby back, and Liv drops her with an enziguiri. Liv taunts Ruby but Logan then cracks Liv with a knee! Logan smiles as she leaves.
Randy Orton is seen standing backstage in a dark hallway. We’ll get a medical update from Beth Phoenix about Edge later tonight.
We see a lenghty video package of Edge’s return and the subsequent attack by Randy Orton. Beth Phoenix will be live on RAW tonight to give an update.
No Way Jose is seen dancing backstage. He approached Erick Rowan and asks if he and the conga line can see inside the bird box. Rowan says all he’s been waiting for is someone to ask him nicely. So he’s going to show them. Rowan then lifts the flap and pulls out a gigantic spider and they all run off screaming.
We get a replay of the show’s open, in which Drew McIntyre confronted and knocked out Brock Lesnar.
Kairi Sane and Asuka come to the ring. Asuka speaks in Japanese and Sane laughs. Asuka says Shayna is lucky she isn’t facing her tonight. Sane says she’s got this, then speaks Japanese and they hug. Asuka says that Kairi is hungry for Baszler.
The match gets underway and Sane grabs a leg but Baszler doesn’t budge and shoves her over. Sane ducks a kick and takes the back but Shayna grabs her wrist and twists it to break free, then kicks her leg out from under her.
Baszler talks trash to Asuka and Sane slaps her in the face! Sane hits the ropes and catches Baszler with a headscissors, then trips her up and slams her ass. Sane runs at Baszler for a sliding forearm but Shayna caught her by the arm. Sane fights out and ducks a forearm but gets caught with a spinebuster.
Baszler attacks Sane’s leg when she’s down, then slams it. Baszler whips Sane to the turnbuckles shoulder first, then kicks the back of her leg. Sane rolls from the ring to regroup with Asuka and Baszler poses. Sane gets back in the ring and suckers Baszler over the ropes to the apron but Shayna drops her with a kick.
Baszler covers for a two-count. The MMA fighter kneels on Kairi’s leg and bends her knee and ankle at odd angles. Baszler plants Sane’s foot on the mat and stomps it. Asuka gets worried and on the apron, allowing Sane to roll-up Shayna, but Baszler kicks out, then drops her with a boot.
Becky Lynch comes out wearing a ridiculous coat and glasses and taunts Baszler. Shayna lifts Sane and tosses her from the ring as we head to a break.
We return to find Kairi fighting back against Shayna and Becky Lynch has joined commentary. Sane hits a big DDT and both women are down. Both men get up and trade shots, with Baszler dropping Sane, only for the pirate to come back with a neckbreaker.
Sane gets fired-up and hits a sliding lariat in the corner. Sane goes up top but Shayna climbs up with her and hits a gutwrench superplex for a near-fall. Bazler delivers repeated knees to Sane but then gets hit with a spear. Sane goes up top and looks for the InSane Elbow but Baszler gets her feet up. Baszler grabs Sane with the Kirifuda Clitch and she taps right away.
Becky stands up, wearing the King’s crown and holds her title up at Baszler. Shayna grabs Kairi again and puts her back in the Kirifuda Clutch as Becky shouts at her.
Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo are interviewed backstage and asked how the rivalry with Andrade and Angel Garza will end. Mysterio says that Humberto keeps getting back up and fighting, even against his family. Rey says this thing will end when and how they want it to.
Andrade starts the match against Humberto Carrillo, and they start brawling right away. Carrillo chops Andrade and sends him into the ropes, but he slides out to regroup. Carrillo fakes a dive to scare him.
Mysterio looks to hit somersault senton to Angel, but Garza catches him and sends him into the barricade. Andrade sends Carrillo into the barricade before putting him back in the ring. Andrade stomps on Carrillo, then he and Garza hit a double-team back body drop. Garza tags in and chops Carrillo before putting him on the second turnbuckle and kneeing him.
Andrade tags in and kicks Carrillo around, then Garza tags back in. They send Carrillo into the ropes, but he takes them both out with a headlock/headscissor combo. Carrillo knocks Garza out of the ring before hitting Andrade with a springboard headbutt. Carrillo sends Andrade into the ropes, but the US Champion catches himself in the ropes and talks trash.
Garza is back in and goes to rip his pants off, but Carrillo pulls them off instead. Carrillo then leapfrogs Garza and dropkicks Andrade. Mysterio hits Garza with a springboard hurricanrana. Carrillo then hits Andrade with a twisting moonsault to the floor as we head to the break.
Back live and the heels are in control. Garza sneak attacks Carrillo, dropping him on the apron. Andrade goes out and sends Humberto into the barricade, then puts him on the apron where Garza hits a running kick.
Garza is legal now and he gets Humberto in a rear chinlock. Carrillo tries to fight out but finds himself in an abdominal stretch. Carrillo hits a hip toss and a jawbreaker. Both men are own and Carrillo tries to tag Rey but Garza grabs his foot, so Carrillo hits an enziguiri.
Tags made at both corners and Rey hits Andrade with a springboard and an incredible tilt-a-while DDT for a two-count. Andrade is cut but that doesn’t stop Rey from hitting a hurricanrana and tagging Carrillo who knocks him from the ring. Carrillo climbs to the top rope and dives at Andrade but hits the barricade!
Rey and Garza get tags as we come back from the break, and Rey drops Garza on the middle rope. Garza blocks the 619 attempt and drives Rey with a knee for a two-count. Rey counters Angel with a Canadian Destroyer but Andrade breaks the pin attempt.
Andrade connects with a spinning back elbow, then attempts Three Amigoes but Rey blocks one and tags Carrillo. Humberto hits a dropkick from the top rope and a moonsault for a near-fall. Carrillo goes up top but Andrade drops him and hits running knees for a near-fall thanks to Rey.
Garza is back and again Rey puts him on the middle rope. Andrade runs in to stop it but he winds-up on the middle rope as well and Rey takes out both with 619. Rey then jumps off the apron to hurricanrana Garza into the barricade. Meanwhile Carrillo goes up top and hits an Asai moonsault on Andrade for the win!
Beth Phoenix makes her entrance to talk about her husband. She gets in the ring and says she’s thankful to have been given this time on Raw tonight.
Phoenix is interrupted almost immediately by The Viper, Randy Orton. Randy looks to hug Beth but she puts a hand up. Orton then looks for a handshake but Beth stares at him. She asks if he really thinks she would hug him or shake his hand after what he did to her husband? Orton ignores her and sits on the top rope. Beth says she isn’t surprised because she expected to see him tonight. But that’s fine because if anyone needs to hear this, it’s him.
She is here tonight as a wife and mother, because she needs her husband and her kids deserve their father. Beth says that maybe there is a possibility that…but Orton hops off the ropes and gets in her face, then grabs a microphone. Randy says he knew she was going to say that it’s a possibility that Edge will never be back, but he knows it’s a certainty. However he owes her an explanation and he’s going to give it.
Orton says he doesn’t know how to say it but he’ll start with a story. Back in 1999 in the fall WWE had a live event in his hometown and his father took him to it at 19 years old. He was backstage with his dad and he was just a fan; this business is in his blood. And to see the likes of Austin, Triple H, and more backstage was incredible. But the only person who shook his father’s hand was Edge. And he beamed with pride as Edge told Bob Orton that he was one of the best heels of all time. Then his father introduced the two of them and Edge looked at him and wished him good luck, saying maybe someday they could work together.
Orton says that motivated him and years later he and Edge main evented all over the world for the Intercontinental Championship. And a few years after that they became Rated RKO and Tag Team Champions. But just as they hit the heights you only dream of, he flew too close to the sun and almost buried himself. But Edge saved his life and career, and realised there is more to life. Edge taught him to be a father and a husband, and saved him. And he returned the favour by saving Edge’s life.
At the Royal Rumble he got goosebumps when Edge came out but the next night on RAW he knew Edge thought he was back for good. But he knew somebody like him would try to make a name for themselves by attacking Edge and putting him in a wheelchair. So he attacked Edge because he loves him, he loves Beth, and he loves their children Lyric and Ruby. He saved Edge so that he can still go on bike rides and hikes and play with his kids. Everyone blames him but he knows it isn’t his fault and Beth knows it too…it’s her fault. Beth looks like she might cry.
She’s an enabler. She fuelled his passion for wrestling and caused him to come back, risking his life and his fatherhood. So he was forced to step in as a brother and make sure he’s there for Lyric and Ruby. He says he loves Edge, Lyric, and Ruby more than Edge ever could. Beth gets mad and slaps Orton, who tosses the microphone. Randy stares at Beth and the fans chant “RKO.” Beth kicks Orton in the gut and he immediately responds with an RKO!
Orton leaves up the ramp but takes one look back to see Beth Phoenix lying in the ring, out cold. The camera returns to the announcers as officials and doctors run down to the ring to check on Beth. The announcers talk like it’s a shoot. Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, and more are also in the ring with Beth.
And that’s it for WWE Raw this week. Let us know what you thought and we’ll see you here tomorrow for more news. Until then, safe travels!