Welcome to our live coverage of Monday Night Raw!
We kick off the show with John Cena. Michael Cole, Coachman and Graves welcome everyone to the show. Cena talks about the importance of Wrestlemania. He says he has to win the elimination chamber match. He says he loves making the impossible possible. He says he will go on to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal title at Wrestlemania. Miz comes out to say this isn't 2013, it's 2018 the year of the Miz. Miz calls him the founding father of suplex city. He says he will be the first person to be the Intercontinental champion and the Universal champion. Cena says if Miz faces Brock, it will be his last match. Miz says he wins because he will do whatever it takes. Miz reminds him that he beat Cena at Wrestlemania 27. Cena challenges Miz to a match tonight and says the loser of the match enters the chamber first. Miz asks why would he take that chance and the Miztourage attacks Cena. Miz says challenge accepted. Kurt Angle comes out and says he likes the idea. Angle bans the Miztourage from ringside and demands the match starts now.
The Miz vs. John Cena
Miz covers but Cena kicks out at 2. Miz starts pounding on Cena and covers again but Cena again kicks out at 2.
We come back with Miz knocking Cena off the apron. Miz throws Cena into the barricade. Miz tosses Cena back in the ring and lands a double ax handle on Cena. Miz covers but Cena kicks out. Miz starts to dominate until Cena counters Miz and lands a drop kick. Cena covers but Miz kicks out. Cena hits a fisherman suplex but Miz kicks out again. Miz lands a knee to the gut and brings Cena to his knees. Miz lands a boot to the face but Cena kicks out at 2. Miz punches Cena in the corner. Miz charges at Miz but Cena lands a elbow and a tornado DDT. Cena covers but gets a 2. Miz catches Cena in a sleeper hold. Miz continues to apply the hold waring down Cena.
Miz tries the Skull Crushing Finale but Cena counters. Cena tries to go for the AA but Miz gets him in the Figure Four. Cena gets out of it and gets Miz in the STF. Miz crawls to the ropes and makes it. Miz hangs Cena off the ropes. Miz goes ot the top rope and tries a cross body but Cena catches him and tries for the AA but Miz counters into a DDT. Miz covers but Cena kicks out at 2. Miz clotheslines Cena in the corner. Miz charges at Cena but Cena catches him in the AA but Miz kicks out at 2. Cena goes to the top rope but Miz knocks him off and gets the Figure Four on him. Cena gets out and gets Miz in the cross face. Miz makes it to the ropes. Cena charges at Miz but charges at the turnbuckle. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale but Cena kicks out at 2. Miz puts Cena on the top rope and goes up with him. Miz tries the Skull Crushing Finale off the top rope but Cena gets him on his shoulders for an AA off the top rope. Cena covers for the 1.. 2.. 3.
Winner: John Cena.
Woken Matt Hardy cuts a backstage promo to say he will be the winner of the second chance fatal 4 way match tonight.
Anderson and Gallows measure there nerd o meter backstage and say The Revival surpass it.
Gallows and Anderson comes out but gets attacked by the Revival coming down from the stage. Gallows and Anderson come back in the ring.
Gallows and Anderson vs. The Revival
Gallows goes to work on Dawson. Gallows wails on him in the corner and gives him a big boot. Anderson beats down Wilder after charging at him. Gallows throws Wilder over the top rope. Dawson attacks Gallows' knee.
Dawson has got a submission hold on Gallows' knee. Dawson starts hitting on his knee. Dawson tags in Wilder and Wilder has got a hold on Gallows' knee. Gallows kicks Wilder trying to fight out. Wilder tags in Dawson but Dawson gets a caught with a kick to the face. Anderson comes in and goes to work on both guys. Anderson nails the block buster on Wilder. Gallows attacks Dawson but Dawson sends him to the steps. Wilder tries a roll up but Anderson gets out and hits Wilder with a spine buster but gets a 2 count. Anderson continues to go after both guys but gets caught with Shatter Machine by The Revival for the win.
Winners: The Revival.
Cole recaps the Raw tag Team Title match from last week.
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring to make an announcement regarding Jason Jordan.
Kurt Angle is in the ring and says at Elimination Chamber, Ronda Rousey will sign her Raw contract. He announces that Jason Jordan is injured and will miss Wrestlemania. Kurt says Jason is a human being and he is his son and wants people to wish him well in his recovery. Seth Rollins comes out and says Jason is a good kid. He understands how Jason is right now. Rollins says he wants to be Monday Night Raw and want to be the man again. Rollins says he wants the Universal title and wants Brock Lesnar. He says he wants to earn his opportunity and says he wants to be in the second chance fatal 4 way and make it a fatal 5 way. Angle says he doesn't think it's fair to the other competitors. Rollins says he doesn't want to miss out on his Wrestlemania moment. Angle asks the fans if Rollins should get his opportunity. The fans chant "Yes". Angle grants him the spot in the main event tonight.
Bray Wyatt cuts a backstage promo and says he doesn't deserve a second chance and neither does the other competitors. He says all of them are lost fishes that will be hunted by the shark known as Bray Wyatt. He says he will have the whole world in his hands.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
Bayley gets a quick roll up but Sasha quickly kicks out. Bayley rolls her up time after time. Sasha lands a kick to the gut. Bayley gets whipped into the buckle but kicks Sasha away and is in control. Sasha gets her into the corner and wails on her. Both women counter back and forth. Sasha whips her to the ropes and hits a hip toss followed by knees to the face but Bayley kicks out. Sasha tosses Bayley to the outside. Bayley tries to get back in but Sasha kicks her back out. Sasha gets her back in the ring but Bayley rams her into the corner with shoulders to the gut. Bayley tries a shoulder to the gut again but Sasha goes on the apron and hangs Bayley's shoulder off the ropes.
Sasha has Bayley in a submission hold grabbing both arms around her. Bayley fights out but Sasha attacks her shoulder. Bayley tries to fight out of the corner but Sasha works more on the shoulder. Sasha charges at Bayley but Bayley lands a clothesline. Both women exchange right hands. Bayley takes Sasha down with a Lou Thesz press. Bayley lands rights in the corner and lands a back suplex. Bayley is in control with a knee to the jaw and tries an elbow off the top but Sasha moves out of the way. Sasha has the Bank Statement locked in. Bayley crawls and makes it to the ropes. Sasha has Bayley but sends Sasha into the middle turnbuckle. Sasha goes on the middle rope but Bayley attacks her. Bayley tries to join her on there but Sasha fights her and knocks her down. Bayley recovers and nails the Bayley to Belly off the ropes for the win.
Both women are about to shake hands but Nia Jax runs them over. Nia lands the Samoan Drop on both women and leaves. Nia is then interviewed and says she destroyed both of them in seconds and says there is only one woman that can break Asuka's streak and that's her.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns talk backstage. Roman says he will be the guy that eliminates Rollins in the chamber like he eliminated him at the Rumble. The Bar come and insult them. Roman comments about Cesaro's mouth saying The Shield did that to him and says he'll deal with Sheamus tonight. As they leave, Rollins tells them they got nice skirts.
A video is shown of Asuka's highlights and statistics.
Renee interviews Apollo backstage. Titus takes over the interview and Apollo says he is confident to beat everyone in the fatal 5 way tonight. He says he will do it for Titus Worldwide. They are all hyped up.
Mickie James confronts Alexa Bliss and asks why she saved her last week. Alexa tries to suck up to her. Mickie doesn't buy it. Alexa says she doesn't want Absolution getting the Women's title. She wants to work together with Mickie to take them out.
Absolution vs. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James
The match starts with Mandy and Mickie. Bothe women chain wrestle. James knocks her down and is in control. Mandy lands a elbow and tags in Sonya. Mickie fights back and takes her down. James tags in Alexa. Alexa takes her down, knees her in the gut followed by a moonsault. Alexa tags in James and is in control until Sonya backs her into the corner. Mickie lands a Lou Thesz press and pounds her with right hands. Sonya fights back and tags in Mandy. Mandy is in control until James lands a neck breaker. James tries to make a tag but Sonya knocks Bliss off the apron. Mandy lands the Double Arm Facebuster on James and gets the victory.
They attack Mickie until Alexa comes to her aid. Absolution retreats.
Elias is on his way to the ring.
Elias is in the ring playing his guitar. He says San Jose is pathetic and every city in California is a dump. He brags about beating Cena and Braun last week. He is about to sing a song called "Elimination Chamber Blues". He sings but they all boo him. He says he's not going to sing if they continue to be this way. He says he's going to sing anyway. He sings, insulting everyone in the chamber match. The ring announcer announces Braun Strowman. Braun is on the entrance way with a microphone and brings out a big chello. Braun sings and says he is not finished with Elias. Braun takes the chello and brings it to the ring with him. He comes into the ring but Elias attacks him. Elias tries to hit him with the guitar but Braun nails a right hand on him followed by a power slam. Elias crawls away. Braun goes after him and grabs the cello with him. He nails Elias in the back with the giant cello.
A Twitter video of Finn Balor is shown saying that he will win the Elimination Chamber and then he will get back what he never loss, the Universal title.
Sheamus vs. Reigns
Both men lock up and Reigns pushes Sheamus into the corner. They break and lock up again. Reigns works on the arm. Sheamus gets out and strikes Roman time after time. Reigns fights back. Reigns gets whipped into the corner hard but bounces back and clotheslines Sheamus. ROman clotheslines Reigns over the top rope. Both men brawl on the outside and Roman sends Sheamus into the barricade. He sends Sheamus into the barricade again. Sheamus catches Roman on his shoulders after a distraction from Cesaro and slams him on the outside.
Sheamus has Roman's shoulder in a hold. Roman fights out of it and takes down Sheamus. Roman gets caught with a knee to the face and sent shoulder first to the ring post. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse Back breaker but gets a 2. Sheamus kicks Roman in the gut and puts the Cloverleaf submission on Roman. Roman crawls to the ropes but his pulled back. Roman powers out of it and hits the Samoan Drop. Roman covers but gets a 2. Roman goes for the Superman Punch but Sheamus catches him with White Noise but gets a 2 count. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but gets caught with a Superman Punch. Roman covers but Sheamus kicks out at 2. Roman goes for the spear but knees Roman. Sheamus charges at him but Roman catches him in a sit out powerbomb. Roman covers but Sheamus kicks out at 2. Cesaro distracts Roman and Sheamus rolls him up but Roman kicks out. Sheamus lands a knee but Roman again kicks out. Sheamus pushes Roman out of the ring. Roman back drops him over the barricade and lands a Superman Punch. Sheamus attacks him and brings him back in the ring. Sheamus goes on the top rope and dives but Roman catches him in a spear for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns.
They announce Ivory to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame.
Bray Wyatt vs. Woken Matt Hardy vs. Apollo Crews vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor - Second Chance Fatal 5 Way Match
Matt Hardy gets DDT'd on the apron by Bray but Apollo moonsaults on Bray from the apron. Balor takes out Crews in the ring and then takes down Rollins. Balor slams down Bray but Hardy breaks up the pin. Hardy is about to land a slam on Balor but gets hit with a kick. Balor kicks Rollins to the turnbuckle and charges at Seth but gets kicked in the face. Bray runs over Rollins. Rollins counters Bray and kicks him in the face. Rollins goes on the top rope. Apollo meets him up there. Balor and Hardy meet them up there. Bray breaks up all of them on the turnbuckle and tosses Balor out. Bray works on Crews and drops his weight onto Apollo but Apollo kicks out at 2.
Bray collides into Balor into the turnbuckle. Hardy sees Bray and applauds him. Hardy goes after Bray and rams his head into the corner multiple times. Hardy clotheslines him in the buckle and hits the side effect. Hardy hits the side effect on Balor. Hardy goes for the Twist Of Fate but Rollins kicks him. Rollins works on Bray and nails the block buster from the middle rope. Rollins suicide dives onto Bray, Balor and Hardy on the outside. Rollins hits a suplex and Falcon Arrow on Crews but Crews kicks out at 2. Rollins takes from behind but Apollo elbows him. Rollins tosses him out but Bray comes back in and knocks him down. Rollins kicks out at 2. Balor attacks Bray and goes for the Coup De Grace. Rollins meets him up the top rope but Balor fights him off. Rollins rolls out but gets caught by Bray. Rollins counters but Hardy hits the Twist Of Fate on Bray. He covers Bray but Balor hits the Coup De Grace onto Hardy. Rollins hits the Curb Stomp but Apollo breaks up the count. Apollo and Rollins go back and forth. Rollins kicks out at 2 after an over head press followed by a standing moonsault. Apollo lands a standing shooting star but gets a 2. Balor fights Apollo on the top rope but Bray gets him off and hits Sister Abigail on him on the outside. Bray meets Crews up on the top rope. Balor comes back and Rollins as well and slam Bray and Crews down from the top rope. Both Rollins and Balor cover Bray for the 1.. 2.. 3. Both men are confused and argue with the referee on who won the match as the show ends.