Welcome to our live coverage of Monday Night Raw!
We kick off with a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Brock Lesnar's music hits and Brock and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. Paul talks about Finn Balor becoming #1 contender last week. Paul talks about Cena believing in Finn Balor and says he believes in Finn Balor. He says Brock will turn Finn Balor into a martyr and will be sacrificed for the sin of believing he can beat Brock. He says even miracles fear Brock and people will believe in Brock Lesnar. Vince McMahon's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Vince hypes the match up as a David vs. Goliath story and tells the story of David vs. Goliath. Vince mocks the crowd calling Oklahoma "hillbilly land" and says the people believe in fairy tales if they believe Finn Balor will be champion. Braun Strowman's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Brau says last week was the worst day of his life. Braun says he'll be waiting for Brock if Brock wins this Sunday. Finn Balor's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Finn says it's the same old Monday Night Raw. He says Brock and Braun are out here and he earned to be out here and to face Brock this Sunday. Finn tells Vince he believes he can beat Brock and all his fans believes it. He says he will regain his Universal Championship. Braun says he better beat Brock. Finn thanks him then says he will do what Braun couldn't do. Brock and Paul leave the ring. Finn tells the real story of David vs. Goliath story. Vince decides to put Finn Balor against Braun Strowman next.
Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor
Braun is in control until Finn lands a kick to the head. Finn slaps him but Braun knocks him down. Finn tries to kick him away and fight back but Braun swats him down. Braun knocks him out of the ring. Braun runs over Finn outside the ring. Finn escapes Braun's grasp but gets squashed into the corner. Braun lands a head butt to Finn, knocking him outside. Braun charges at Finn but Finn catches him with a Sling Blade outside. Both men come back in and Finn lands right hands to Braun. Braun catches him but Finn gets him in a sleeper hold. Braun breaks out but Finn lands elbows to the head of Braun and double stomps him on the chest. Finn goes off the top rope but Braun grabs him and throws onto Brock who lands a belly to belly throw on him outside. Brock is about to go face to face with Braun but Finn knocks him off the apron and into the post. Finn dives onto Brock. Finn drop kicks Brock into the barricade. Braun grabs Finn and throws him back in the ring. Braun charges but hits the steel post. Finn heads to the top rope and hits the Coup De Grace. Finn tries to go for the cover but Brock comes in and F5's Finn causing a DQ.
Winner: Finn Balor by DQ.
Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush make their way to the ring. Lio says Bobby is better than Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Lio says Open CHallenges are for kids and they came here to celebrate. He says they don't do this for fun they do this for money. Bobby stands on a platform and Lio puts the title around Bobby's waist. Apollo Crews interrupts and makes his way to the ring. Apollo says no one came here to see you pose and challenges him. Lio challenges him to pose down with Bobby. Apollo accepts after Lio insults him for not being a champion at all in his career here. Bobby poses but then Apollo dances and flexes his biceps. Bobby poses with a side chest pose and Apollo uses the same pose after doing a little dance. Bobby poses again and Apollo poses but then Bobby attacks Apollo. Crews fights bakc and sends Bobby outside. Crews grabs Lio, picks him up and throws him onto Bobby.
Apollo Crews vs. Bobby Lashley
Bobby knocks down Apollo and gains control. Bobby rams his shoulder right into Apollo in the corner. Crews kicks away Bobby and lands a missile drop kick off the top. Crews gets control avoiding Bobby. Crews lifts Bobby in the air but collapses holding his back. Crews lifts him again and slams him. Crews brings Lio into the ring after he lands a kick to the head of Bobby. Crews picks him up but Bobby nails him with the Spear for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley.
Seth Rollins interrupts the match celebration and makes his way to the ring as he is about to face Drew McIntyre. Both Seth and Bobby stare down at each other on the entrance ramp.
Seth Rollins is in the ring talking about Martin Luther King and how the past few months have hit him hard. Seth says he's going to win the Royal Rumble match this Sunday and how all he's ever wanted to do was be in this ring. He talks about growing up in a hard working family and always wanting to be a part of the WWE. He says he will be the one last standing and the one to go to the main event of Wrestlemania. Drew McIntyre comes out and says he's an honest man and he will not stand here and let Seth continue to lie to himself. Drew says he hopes that he and Seth are at the very end of the Rumble and gets to see Seth's face when he throws him over the top rope and the announcer says his name as the winner of the Rumble match.
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre
Seth knocks Drew over the top and lands a suicide dive onto him outside the ring. Seth springboard clotheslines onto him. Seth is in control and back drops Drew over the top rope. Seth climbs to the top rope and dives but misses Drew and hits the barricade. Drew brings Seth in the ring and gets Seth into an arm and chin lock. Seth lands a jaw breaker to get out of the hold but runs into an elbow by Drew. Drew beats down Seth but Seth fights back. Seth gets whipped hard into the corner. Drew stomps on him and lands chops to the chest. Drew belly to belly throws Seth across the ring. Seth tries to dodge Drew but gets kicked in the ribs hard. Drew has Seth outside the ring and plants Seth with a reverse Alabama Slam on the outside. Back from commercial, both men trade blows. Seth hits Sling Blade followed by the block buster off the middle rope. Seth gets Drew in a roll up but Drew kicks out. Seth lands a head scissors into a pin but Drew kicks out. Seth gets Drew and plants him with a Falcon Arrow. Seth covers but Drew kicks out at 2. Seth kicks Drew in the gut and goes for the stomp but Drew counters. Seth pounds away at Drew and puts him on the top rope. Drew fights him off but Seth kicks him in the head hanging him up side down. Drew throws him off but Seth lands on his feet. Drew gets off the top rope but runs into a super kick. Seth covers but Drew kicks out at 2. Seth and Drew go back and forth and Drew lands the Glasgow Kiss head butt to Seth. Drew brings Seth up the middle rope and plants him onto the mat. Drew covers but Seth kicks out at 2. Drew immediately hits a gut wrench power bomb on Seth, covers but Seth kicks out at 2. Drew is in control until Seth catches him with a roll up for the 1.. 2.. 3.
Winner: Seth Rollins.
The Revival talk to Vince McMahon backstage and ask for one more opportunity at the tag team titles. Curt Hawkins ask Vince for a shot to be in the Royal Rumble match. Vince grants The Revival their shot and makes Hawkins the guest referee.
Dean Ambrose is backstage talking about how he is not Intercontinental Champion is injustice. He says he's coming after both of them and how 2018 was not his year. He says he owns the Road To Wrestlemania and justice will be served on Sunday.
The Lucha Brothers vs. Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers
Jinder is in control of Lince at the start of the match. Lince fights back against the Singh Brothers and Kalisto and Lince double team Singh. Kalisto is in control until Sunil throws him out of the ring. Sunil beats him down and keeps him grounded. Sunil prevents him from making a tag but Kalisto lands a kick to the head. Metalik comes in and takes them out. Metalik lands a tilt a whirl backbreaker and covers for the win.
Winners: Lucha House Party.
Dana Brooke talks to EC3 and compliments him as Elias walks past them, making his way to the ring.
Elias is introduced and starts playing in the ring. Elias says 2019 is going to be an incredible year. Elias says this might be his finest song yet and starts to play until Corbin interrupts him. Corbin tells the fans to shut up. He says Elias ratted him out last week to Braun and now he's going to put Elias in his place. Elias says Corbin is in no power to make any match with him so he's going to play. Corbin tries to interrupt but Elias cuts his mic off. Elias plays and sings about Corbin not standing a chance at the Rumble and that nobody cares about him. Elias insults the vest Corbin has on and says no body likes him. Corbin tries to enter the ring but Elias swings the guitar at him.
Elias vs. Baron Corbin
Back from commercial, Elias arm drags Corbin off the top rope. Elias kicks Corbin off the apron. Corbin fights back on the apron and sends Elias into the steel post. Corbin is in control and beats down Elias. Elias tries to fight back but Corbin lands a clothesline to Elias. Elias lands on the apron and fights back. Elias lands a knee to the face of Corbin. Elias lands a neck breaker, covers but Corbin kicks out. Elias beats him down in the corner until Corbin lands a right hand. Corbin capitalizes on the right hand and nails Elias with the End Of Days for the victory.
Winner: Baron Corbin.
Alexa Bliss comes out and welcomes everyone to her Moment Of Bliss show. Alexa introduces some of the Women's Royal Rumble participants. Alexa introduces her guest: Nia Jax. Nia comes out and sits with Alexa. Alexa asks her who she would choose to face at Wrestlemania if she wins the Rumble. Ember Moon interrupts and says she is tired of waiting for an invitation. Moon tells them she is going to win the Rumble. Alicia Fox comes out and says she will go through the women in the Rumble match on Sunday. Mickie James comes out and says she's stole the show at Wrestlemania before and she will do it again. They all argue and the Riott Squad come out and join the argument. Alexa yells at them telling them it's her show and ruining her reputation as a talk show host. She tells them to calm down but then they all brawl on the stage as Alexa looks on. They all go backstage and continue the fight. Alexa says this is a moment of Bliss people will never forget because she will be in this year's Rumble match. Lacey Evans comes out and confronts her. Lacey calls the women "classless" and calls Alexa a runt. Lacey says she will be the one to win the Rumble match.
Heavy Machinery get ready backstage as they head to the ring for their debut match.
Titus O' Neal says he will be in this year's Rumble match and then scolds a producer for walking in his shot.
Heavy Machinery vs. The Ascension
Otis and Viktor start off. Viktor and Otis go back and forth. Viktor rams Otis' head into the buckle but has no effect. Otis dominates Viktor with a slam. Tucker comes in and they double team Viktor. Both Heavy Machinery collide into Viktor. They knock down Konnor and Otis lands an elbow drop on Konnor. Otis lands a Worm into an elbow drop on Viktor. Heavy Machinery plant Viktor with the Compacter for the win.
Winners: Heavy Machinery.
The Revival vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable - WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Wilder and Chad start off. Gable and Wilder chain wrestle. Gable tries to tag Bobby but Wilder stops him. Scott comes in and beats down Gable. Chad tries to fight back but runs into an upper cut. The Revival try to double team Roode but Gable saves him and dives off the top for a double cross body. They toss The Revival out of the ring and Roode back drops Gable over the top and onto Wilder. Gable runs into a clothesline from Dawson outside. Back from commercial, Gable tries to make a tag but Wilder stops him. Gable escapes Wilder and tags Roode. Roode takes on The Revival. Roode takes out Dawson outside and lands a spine buster on Wilder. Wilder gets Roode in a pin while Dawson holds Roode's legs but Hawkins catches him. Dawson hits Roode and Wilder rolls him up with his feet on the ropes but Hawkins catches him again. Gable gets tagged in and lands a cross body to Dawson. Dawson rolls through and rolls up Gable while grabbing the tights but Hawkins catches him again. Dawson tries to roll up Gable but Gable catches him in a roll up for the win.
Winners: And Still Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode and Chad Gable.
The Revival argue with Hawkins and they beat down Hawkins. Zack Ryder comes out and saves Hawkins. Zack tosses the Revival out of the ring and helps Hawkins to his feet.
Ronda is interviewed and she says she doesn't owe Sasha a damn thing. She says she's been respectful since the day she walked into the locker room but all she's gotten was resentment. Ronda says she will show Sasha at the Rumble who is the real boss.
Ronda Rousey and Natalya vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks
Sasha picks up the mic before the match and she says Ronda got handed everything while she's been busting her ass. She says tonight will be a preview for what she does to her at the Rumble. Bayley and Nattie tries to separate them. Nattie and Banks start off but Banks lands a cheap shot to Ronda. Banks takes Nattie down and is in control. Bayley and Sasha double team Nattie with a double suplex. Bayley and Banks plant Nattie with a double hip toss but then Ronda comes in and flips both of them over. Bayley and Sasha retreat outside. Back from commercial, Nattie gets Bayley into the corner and tags Ronda. Ronda takes Bayley down and Bayley rolls outside. Nattie comes in and lands a snap suplex to Bayley. Bayley counters Nattie and brings her into the corner and hits a knee onto the face of Nattie. Banks continues the beatdown. Bayley lands a head scissors off the top and Banks lands a Meteroa off the top. Nattie catches Banks and tags Ronda. Ronda and Banks go back and forth and Banks gets her into the Banks Statement. Nattie breaks it up. Bayley and Banks dominate Ronda. Ronda tries to get her into the arm bar but Banks gets to the ropes. Nattie comes in and manages to get Banks into the Sharpshooter. Bayley breaks it up. Banks gets Nattie into the Banks Statement and Nattie taps out.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks.
After the match, Ronda and Banks try to go after each other but Bayley and Nattie hold them back.
End Of The Show.