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- The show starts off with highlights of Asuka winning the first ever women’s Rumble match, followed by the WWE debut of Ronda Rousey.
- Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring, who welcomes everybody to Monday Night Raw. McMahon talks about Raw 25 last week before saying that tonight kicks off the next 25 years, then she speaks about the women’s Rumble match. McMahon then talks about Rousey making her debut at the Rumble event, McMahon then brings out Asuka.
McMahon then announces that the Raw Women’s Champion in Alexa Bliss will defend the title in the first ever women’s Elimination Chamber match, Asuka speaks and says she will become the champion at Wrestlemania 34.
Sasha Banks interrupts Asuka and makes her way to the ring with a microphone in hand, Banks talks about making history at the Rumble. Banks says he came out to congratulate Asuka on her win at the Rumble, Banks then says she wants a match with Asuka tonight. McMahon then makes Banks versus Asuka for tonight.
- The Raw announce team then talks about Shinsuke Nakamura winning the men’s Rumble match, then they discuss the men’s Elimination Chamber match.
Men’s Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match - Last Man Standing Match: Braun Strowman vs. Kane
The match is joined in progress and we see Kane shoving Strowman into the ring post, Kane grabs a kendo stick and he attacks Strowman with it. Kane and Strowman continue their brawl into the crowd, Strowman drags Kane to the computer area before smashing his head on a railing. Strowman grabs a steel chair and he nails Kane with it, Strowman gets a production case and he pushes it into Kane. Strowman gets the cahir back and he attacks a downed Kane with it, Strowman then lifts up the announcers area and he drops it onto Kane. Kane doesn’t answer the ten count and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Braun Strowman
After the match, Corey Graves interviews Braun Strowman, Strowman says he did his job and he made sure Kane wasn’t the last man standing.
- The Raw announce team is back and they are talking about the destruction caused by Braun Strowman.
- Kane is being shown taken to an ambulance backstage.
- Braun Strowman is shown walking backstage when Raw GM Kurt Angle confronts him, Angle is angry with Strowman for what he did. Strowman says he did just what Angle stipulated when he made the match, then promises to do more in the future.
- Elias is in the ring and he wants to know “who will walk with Elias?” Elias says he sings for himself and because he likes the sound of his voice, Elias promises to get revenge on John Cena for eliminating him at the Rumble. Elias says he must defeat Matt Hardy to get into the Elimination Chamber match next month, Elias then sings a song until he gets interrupted by Hardy.
Men’s Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy vs. Elias
The match begins with Elias backing Hardy into the corner, Hardy then hits Elias with a few strikes in the corner. Elias gets Hardy down with a headlock, Hardy gets up and Elias maintains the headlock until Hardy breaks free. Hardy looks for the Side Effect and he attacks Elias with chops in the corner instead, Hardy then hits Elias with a Side Effect for the three count.
Hardy then wrenches away on the head of Elias, Elias gets free and he nails Hardy with a few strikes. Hardy looks for another Side Effect and Elias counters with a clothesline, Elias traps Hardy in the corner before landing more strikes.
Elias gets Hardy near the ring post before smashing his arm on it multiple times as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Elias pulling on the injured arm of Hardy. Hardy fights back and Elias goes back to work on the injured arm, Hardy recovers to hit Elias with headbutts and elbow strikes.
Hardy then hits Elias with a Russian leg sweep for a near fall, Hardy then smashes the face of Elias into the turnbuckles a few times. Elias gets free from a Hardy bulldog attempt, Hardy stuns Elias before landing a middle rope elbow strike followed by a Side Effect for a near fall. Bray Wyatt’s music plays and it distracts Hardy, Elias nails Hardy with a Drift Away for the three count.
After the match, Bray Wyatt appears and he is laughing at Matt Hardy.
- The Miz appears through a Twitter video talking about his title defense against Roman Reigns for tonight, then he wonders when he will get what he has earned.
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