Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw and this week the Road To Wrestlemania rolls through Boston, massachussetts and Michael Cole announces the breaking news from earlier today that fo the first time a women's match will main event Wrestlemania
We kick things off with the Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey coming out to the ring for a Beat The Clock match and the crowd starts a "We Want Becky" chant
Ronda says for the first time women will be in the main event of Wrestlemania and she only has one thing to say. "You're welcome." She goes to exit the ring but goes back to pick up the mic and says she's going to tap out both Becky and Charlotte and drops the mic a second time
She then has yet something else to say. She has no idea what a Beat The Clock challenge is. It sounds like another BS gimmick match
The Riott Squad comes out and then Becky makes her way out telling Ronda to stop being a litle weirdo. She was given every opportunity to wrestle the best of the best and no one gave a damn until The Man came around. The best thing that ever happened to Ronda is Becky Lynch. Becky saved Ronda's championship reign
Becky then says Ronda knows how this ends with Ronda's championship above her head and Ronda's skull beneath Becky's foot. Charlotte is out next and says the reason they're the main event is because of what she's done for the last 7 years.
RONDA ROUSEY VS SARAH LOGAN - BEAT THE CLOCK
It's a game of cat and mouse but Sarah goes after Ronda putting the boots to Rousey. Submission hold locked in as Ronda makes her way to the ropes breaking the hold. Ronda then has Sarah tied up in the ropes. An elbow from Ronda and Ronda locks in the armbar for the submission
The winner of the match: Ronda Rousey
1:25 - Time To Beat
CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS RUBY RIOTT - BEAT THE CLOCK
Charlotte misses with the big boot as Ruby sends her over the top rope. Charlotte back in with chops looking for the figure eight but Ruby counters it. Right hand sfrom Charlotte. Natural Selection from Charlotte. Ruby drops Charlotte face first
Charlotte witht he figure four bridging into the figure eight as the clock counts down to 0
Becky is in and Charlotte blasts Becky with a boot
BECKY LYNCH VS LIV MORGAN - BEAT THE CLOCK
Liv puts the boots to Becky and gets nearfall. Chinlock on Becky and Becky gets to her feet shaking Liv off unloading with right hands. Clothesline by Becky and a kick to Morgan as she looks for the Dis-arm Her but Morgan counters. Becky out of the corner with a jackknife counter for the three count with 8 seconds left on the clock
The winner of the match: Becky Lynch
Post Match: Ronda and Becky argue
Backstage: Finn Balor is preparing for his match
FINN BALOR VS BOBBY LASHLEY AND JINDER MAHAL
Lashley and Lio Rush come out and Lio cuts a promo telling Finn he should have quit and as much as he'd love to be the one to stop Balor on his Road To Wrestlemania, The Road to Wrestlemania goes through the All Mighty Bobby Lashley
Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers come out and
Lashley and Mahal double team Balor as we go to commercial
We're back and Finn tries to fight back. Lashley with an irish whip and Finn goes for the Sling Blade but Lashley ducks. Mahal picking up where Lashley left off but Finn cuts Mahal down. Lashley in as Balor delivers a double stomp. Balor off the ropes is tripped by one of The Singh Brothers. Mahal sneaks back in from the other side and Balor sends him to the outside. Balor takes everyone out
Mahal then finds himself in the drop zone as Balor delivers the Coup De Grace for the three count
The winner of the match: Finn Balor
Post Match: Lashley attacks The Singh Brothers and Jinder Mahal
Vignette: Elias talks about being the Wrestlemania musical act. A random person joins in holding a guitar and starts playing but Elias stops him and says Elias is a solo act and asks the guy if he can even sing. Like all typical New Yorkers. Big ego, little talent and tells him to leave
Aleister Black makes his way out to the ring
THE REVIVAL VS ALEISTER BLACK AND RICOCHET
All four mean go after each other. Black and Ricochet clear the ring and the bell rings as the match is underway.. Wilder unloading with right hands on Black. Dawson in now working over the arm
Right hands by Dawson and Black fires back with a big boot. Ricochet in and again clear the ring as Ricochet with a moonsault from the top rope as we go to commercial
We are back and Dawson wiht a chin lock on Ricochet. Dawson with a slam and he misses elbow drops. Wilder tags in and Ricochet with punches to Wilder and Dawson. Dawson with an assisted suplex after Wilder blocks Ricochet's attempt to make the tag. Wilder gets a near fall. Ricochet with forearms but Wilder with a forearm and he tags Dawson back in. Dawson runs his laces across the face. Ricochet with a kick and Wilder makes the tag. Ricochet with a neck breaker to Wilder and both men are down. Black and Dawson tag in and Black with forearms and elbows. Black with a leg sweep and drop kick to Dawson. Black with a quebrada to Wilder and Dawson. Wilder is sent to the floor.
Black with a series of kicks and a back elbow for a near fall. Black uplls Dawson up but Wilder pulls Ricochet off the apron and Dawson gets a near fall with a rollup. Dawson with a near fall. Ricochet makes the blind tag and Black with Black Mass to Dawson and Wilder. Ricochet with a 630 splash to Wilder for the three count.
The winners of the match: Aleister Black and Ricochet
Drew McIntyre is out and says he doesn't care if people like him but they will respect him and a week is too long to wait for an answer but he can understand and rolls footage from last week's Raw of his attack on Roman Reigns. He challenged Reigns at Wrestlemania and asks him to say no because on the grandest stage of them all Reigns will never beat him.
He hopes one of his family members got through that thick skull and convinced him not to take the challenge. He already destroyed The Shield. The superstar Roman Reigns says "Yes, I never turn down a challenge" but hes going to appeal one more time to Joe. The man, the father, the husband. He asks Reigns to think of his children. He will stand out here all night until he gets his answer
Reigns comes out and says he accepts the challenge but the next thing he says isn't coming from Roman. He tells McIntyre to never run his mouth about Reigns' family and attacks McIntyre. McIntyre delivers a low blow and delivers a Claymore
SASHA BANKS VS NATALYA
They lock up and Natalya pushes Sasha and Sasha slaps Natalya. Sasha with a wrist lock using the ropes. Sasha with another arm drag. Natalya blocks a kick and sends Sasha face first into the mat. Natalya with a surfboard and the referee checks the shoulders. Sasha escapes and she hits a running double knee strike for a near fall. Natalya with a rollup for a near fall. Sasha with a sunset flip attempt but Natalya blocks it and goes for a Sharpshooter but Sasha sends Natalya to the floor.
Natalya punches Sasha and sends her back into the ring but Sasha spins on the apron and hits a head scissors followed by a running knee to the head against the ring side barrier.
We are back and Natalya with a back breaker and she adds more pressure on the back. Sasha with a sunset flip to counter and she gets a near fall. Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a knee to the head. Natalya with a wheelbarrow atomic drop but Sasha trips Natalya as she runs over her back and Sasha with the Banks Statement. Natalya escapes and applies the Sharpshooter. Natalya pulls Sasha back into the center of the ring and Sasha rolls through to send Natalya into the turnbuckles head first.
The winner by disqualification: Sasha Banks
Post Match: Beth goes after Nia and Tamina kicks Beth. Beth with forearms to Tamina followed by the Glam Slam.
Beth stands on Sasha's title belt
We are told the newest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame . . . the Hart Foundation.
We go to Kurt Angle in the back. Kurt is asked about his match against Samoa Joe. Kurt says he appreciates Joe coming from Smackdown to face him on Raw. It is not about hugs and handshakes. He is going out on his terms. He was happy to face Chad Gable and Apollo Crews and he will be ready for Baron Corbin at Wrestlemania. Kurt says this is his last match in Boston.
Baron Corbin shows up and says it shows how much the fans care about him. Baron asks Kurt if they realize they are cheering him because they feel sorry for him. They are thinking Kurt should have retired ten years ago. Baron says the headlines the day after Wrestlemania will be Olympic Hero's image tarnished in Farewell match.
MOMENT OF BLISS
Alexa Bliss introduces her guest Braun Strowman. Alexa says everyone knows that sometimes Braun Strowman's temper can get the best of him and runs down the list of moments when Braun's temper got the best of him
Braun says they say it's the thought that counts but when he saw that red car he wanted to put Colin's face through it. She then introduces the correspondents for Wrestlemania 35. They say last time they were on Raw and made a mistake by putting on a Mets cap but tonight they're not going to put on a Mets hat and then Colin puts on a New York Yankees cap. Michael then says it was Braun's fault. He was out of line when he jacked up Colin.
Colin tries to apolgize and asks if they can settle this like adults. All they're asking is for Braun to pay for the car he destroyed with interest but also an autograph from Colin's favorite wrestler Brock Lesnar
Braun then has an idea and says if Colin wants to make things right he'll enter the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. Michael accepts on Colin's behalf and Colin says if he's in then Michael's in as well.
Braun says if they decide to not show up they'll be wandering the streets of New York wondering when they're going to "Get These Hands"
Vignette: Elias is standing outside of Madison Square Garden holding a cup of tea and some puts a quarter in the cup. Elias asks "Do you know how much people would pay to see me?"
BARON CORBIN VS APOLLO CREWS
Crews with a series of rollups for near falls. Crews with a drop kick. Crews floats over Corbin sliding into the corner and Crews with a drop kick and clothesline that sends Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Crews with a moonsault off the apron. Corbin sends Crews into the ring post. Corbin sends Crews into the ringside barrier and then they return to the ring. Corbin sends Crews into the turnbuckles and sends Crews to the mat on a toss belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.
Crews with a boot and then Corbin goes shoulder first into the ring post. Crews with an enzuigiri and Crews goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Corbin sends Crews to the apron and Crews with a shoulder and he floats over. Corbin with End of Days for the three count.
The winner of the match: Baron Corbin
We take a look at the Beat the Clock Challenge highlights and then we are told that the three women in the Main Event of Wrestlemania will team up to face the Riott Squad.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Seth says he is going to cut right to the chase. Brock and he are not cut from the same cloth. The two road they are taking to get to Wrestlemania could not be any different. There is only one road out of their match and that road will be forged by the Universal Champion. It will be forged by the man who defines the future of this business. It will be him or Brock Lesnar. That is really heavy but Seth says he wants to carry that burden. Seth says he wants to inspire people. Champions that inspired him were people like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Triple H, and John Cena inspire people.
Brock Lesnar does not inspire people. Seth says this is the biggest match of his career. Seth says he wanted this for a long time. It was not until recently that he realized how important it was for all of you. Seth says he had an autograph signing in Boston and everyone who came up to him said the same thing . . . Beat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Seth says it hit him and he promised to beat Brock and make sure that Brock did not leave Wrestlemania as the Universal Champion. Now Seth has to beat Brock Lesnar. Seth refuses to let Brock be the champion that defines the future of this industry.
In thirteen days, he will walk into the ring with that bully who has cast a shadow over him and this entire industry. What Brock does not understand is that with an army behind him, he is unstoppable. Together, they are going to march to the edge of Suplex City and Burn . . . It . . .
Paul Heyman comes out and he introduces himself. Paul says he traveled to Boston to say thank you. Thank you Seth Rollins for allowing him to know that the match at Wrestlemania is now a handicap match. It is the reigning defending undisputed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar versus Seth Rollins and the entire WWE Universe.
Paul says he likes the odds because he assures you that your chances of winning are zero. Do you know how pathetic you sound? You need their support and affirmation. Are you going to ask for their thoughts and prayers. I'm undersized and overconfident and I have the WWE Universe to fail with me when I go to Suplex City, get dumped on my head, and get F-5ed by Brock Lesnar, I need your thoughts and prayers. You need their thoughts and their prayers because you don't have a thought in your head on how to beat Brock Lesnar or a prayer in doing so. Paul says he does not want Seth to take it personally when Brock wins at Wrestlemania. He wants Seth to take it personally when you and the entire WWE Universe loses at Wrestlemania. Paul tosses the mic in the air and walks up the ramp.
Seth follows after Paul and Paul falls down on the stage. Paul says it was all Brock's idea and he hopes that Seth wins.
Seth says that Paul has it all wrong. He is not asking for thoughts and prayers. He is here to answer them. We are going to Wrestlemania. We are going to beat Brock Lesnar. We are going to take the Universal Title. We are going into Suplex City and we are going to burn it down.
KURT ANGLE VS SAMOA JOE
Joe with a headbutt to Angle and he delivers short jabs in the corner. Angle fights out of the corner but Joe rakes the eyes. Suplex to Angle. Angle looking for the German Suplex but Joe blocks it with an elbow. Kick to the spine and a leg drop
Angle fighting back but Joe throws Angle to the outside and Joe off the ropes flies through the middle ropes delivering a crossbody
We are back and Joe backs Angle into the corner. Joe punches and chops Angle in the corner. Joe with a head butt. Joe with jabs and a forearm. Angle with a German suplex and he holds on and hits a second one. Angle completes the Three Rivers Combination for a near fall. Angle tries for an Olympic Slam but Joe blocks it. Joe with a reverse atomic drop followed yb a flying boot and back senton for a near fall.
Angle with an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Angle goes for an ankle lock but Joe kicks Angle away. Joe with a power slam for a near fall. Angle with a missile drop kick. Angle blocks a uranage and gives Joe an arm drag. Joe with a sleeper. Angle rolls Joe and gets the three count.
The winner of the match: Kurt Angle
We see Dean Ambrose in the back getting ready for his match against Drew McIntyre.
Triple H makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back and Hunter congratulates Becky, Ronda, and Charlotte for being the main event at Wrestlemania. He says that was not given, it was earned. Hunter says that is a thing that makes him happy. Hunter says some things don't make him happy. Hunter pulls out an envelope with a letter from Batista's lawyer. This letter states that Dave will not be competing at Wrestlemania unless Hunter agrees to one more stipulation. Hunter says the letter rambles and Dave talks about his realization that Hunter started Evolution to keep the title longer. You just figured that out now? Thirteen years later. Dave also realized that the moon was not made of cheese. Dave believes that Evolution did nothing for his career. When he walked into Evolution, he was the Deacon and followed D-Von Dudley around. When he left, he was the WWE Champion. Hunter brings up that Batista had six more championships and Batista quit because he could not beat John Cena.
Batista believes Hunter's obsession prevented him from coming back a second time because he refused his phone calls. Hunter says that Batista wanted to move the day of Wrestlemania to work around his filming schedule for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Hunter reads the letter. It says if Hunter wants him to appear at Wrestlemania, he will give him what he wants and Hunter reads the lyrics for Wannabe by The Spice Girls. It ends wtih a demand to put his career on the line at Wrestlemania. Hunter thinks about it for a moment and he says that Dave beat up a 70 year old man, a year after being on his death bed. You put him back in the hospital in a lame attempt to get a match at Wrestlemania. Hunter accepted the match for Wrestlemania. Hunter says this is what you do. It is just another attempt to quit. Hunter says he will not let Dave quit this time so he will make Dave stand up to his commitment. He will make Dave show up. You think you are obsessed with him and Hunter says he never gave a crap about you. Hunter says he is obsessed with kicking your ass. If at this point in our careers, that he cannot beat a self deluded douchebag like you, then he has no business being in this ring. You want his career on the line, you got it.
Hunter tosses the mic and leaves the ring.
Elias is on the street and we see a guitar case full of money. He says New York is the greatest city in the world, because he is here. There will be no doubt that there is one universal truth, as someone takes some of Elias' money. Elias says there will be no doubt that WWE stands for Walk with Elias.
Someone takes the guitar case and all of the money as Elias strums.
DEAN AMBROSE VS DREW MCINTYRE - LAST MAN STANDING MATCH
Dean with punches and kicks as the bell rings. Drew with chops to Dean. Dean with a forearm and kick. Drew is sent over the top rope by Dean. Dean goes to the turnbuckles and misses a forearm when Drew moves. The referee starts his count. Dean gets back to his feet and Drew tosses Dean into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Drew is knocked off the turnbuckles to the mat. Dean with a double sledge attempt but he is met with a kendo stick to the midsection. Drew with another kendo stick to the midsection and then he jabs the kendo stick into the head. Drew with more kendo stick shots. Dean ducks under a kendo stick shot and Dean clotheslines Drew over the top rope and then Dean with a suicide dive onto Drew. Dean punches Drew and Dean sends Drew into the ringside barrier.
Drew with a head butt and Dean goes down. Drew catapults Dean's throat into the frame of the ring. Drew picks up the ring steps and hits Dean in the head with it. Drew grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. Drew puts the chair in the turnbuckles and then Dean is able to slide into the corner and Dean sends Drew into the chair. Dean with a double underhook DDT on Drew and the referee starts his count.
Drew gets back to his feet and Dean with a running boot and punches. Dean gets a table and brings it into the ring. Drew picks up Dean and runs him through the table set up in the corner. The referee starts his count. Dean gets up and Drew with a Claymore.
The winner of the match: Drew McIntyre