Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE Monday Night RAW!
- We open tonight's show with a recap of last week's where Drew McIntyre defeated both Mace and T-Bar in a two on one handicap match after they attacked him two weeks in a row before Drew and Braun were disqualified in a tag match against the pair.
Braun Strowman vs Mace & T-Bar
Before the match Braun yells at Drew backstage before coming out and making it a two on one handicap match. Braun manhandles Mace and T-Bar once the match starts before running over T-Bar in the corner before Mace drops Braun with an ax kick. T-Bar and Mace double up on Braun before beating him into a heap in the corner for the disqualification.
Winner: Braun Strowman defeats Mace and T-Bar via disqualification.
- After the match Drew comes out and he and Braun clear the ring as we go to commercial.
Drew McIntyre & Braun Strowman vs Mace & T-Bar
Drew goes for the future shock DDT to T-Bar before he and Mace double Drew in the corner before he gets the hot tag to Braun who hits a running splash in the corner. Braun runs into the post before Drew comes in and hits a diving clothesline before Drew hits the Future Shock DDT for two before Braun runs over Mace and Drew accidentally clotheslines Braun. Mace and T-Bar then win via count out when Drew can't get back into the ring.
Winner: Mace and T-Bar defeat Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman via count out.
- After the match Braun screams at Drew and lays him out with a running powerslam.
Damian Priest & New Day vs The Miz, Elias & Jaxson Ryker
Damian and Jaxson go back and forth before Damian sweeps Jaxson, Elias, and Miz before Kofi comes in and sends Elias over the top before Xavier sends Miz out of the ring. Kofi then brings Elias back inside and hits a diving cross body for two before Kofi gets ripped off of the top by Elias and dropped by Miz with a boot at ringside as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Miz and company in control of Kofi before he gets the hot tag to Damian who takes out Miz before hitting Elias and Jaxson with jumping back elbows in opposite corners. Damian clotheslines Elias for two before hitting a diving spin kick off of the top and hitting Miz with a Broken Arrow before Elias knocks Xavier out of the air with a jumping knee. New Day and Damian then hit Jaxson with a missile dropkick double side Russian leg sweep for a near fall before Xavier pins Jaxson with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner: New Day and Damian Priest defeat Jaxson Ryker, Elias, and The Miz via pinfall.
- Backstage Sonya Deville opens the door and welcomes Charlotte into the arena as we go to commercial with the two walking down the hallway.
- We come back from the break to Sonya in the ring before Charlotte comes out and Sonya brings the referee who she attacked last week into the ring. Charlotte then apologizes to the referee before the referee accepts her apology and Sonya lifts her suspension before making a match for Charlotte with said referee being the referee for the match. Charlotte then demands an apology from the referee before he apologizes and holds the ropes for the two women before they leave.
- Backstage Braun tells Adam to make a triple threat match for the WWE title at Wrestlemania: Backlash before Adam agrees that if he beats Drew later tonight he'll be added to the match.
- Sheamus is in the ring for his United States Championship Open Challenge which is answered by Humberto Carrillo for the second week in a row before Sheamus attacks Humberto. Humberto then sends Sheamus over the top rope and knocks him repeatedly off of the apron before hitting a suicide dive and sending Sheamus over the announce table before leaving. A furious Sheamus then tosses chairs around ringside before staring up the ramp towards the back.
- WWE champion Bobby Lashley and MVP are interviewed backstage about the possibility of Braun being added to a possible triple threat match for the WWE title at Wrestlemania: Backlash.
- We get a backstage interview with WWE RAW Women's champion Rhea Ripley ahead of her teaming with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler to take on Asuka, Naomi, and Lana.
- WWE champion Bobby Lashley and MVP come out to the ring and address the challenger for his title at Wrestlemania: Backlash Drew McIntyre and the possibility of the match becoming a triple threat which offends Bobby and MVP.
- Backstage Riddle is interviewed before Randy Orton shows up and the two talk before Randy convinces Riddle to team with him before Randy leaves as we go to commercial.
- Backstage Nia and Shayna and Reginald are together before Shayna leaves and someone hands Nia flowers which she think came from Reginald before Angel Garza shows up and explains that he got them for her.
- MVP walks up to Braun backstage before Braun tells him that there's not a damned thing he can do about him defeating Drew tonight, being added to the title match and winning the WWE title at Wrestlemania: Backlash.
Riddle & Randy Orton vs Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin
Riddle and Cedric start the match off before Shelton comes in and takes Riddle down while focusing on his leg and ankle before he and Cedric isolate Riddle. Randy comes in and clotheslines Shelton before Shelton rocks him with a spin kick and Randy hits a powerslam before Cedric saves him from an RKO. Randy then hits Cedric with an RKO in mid-air before hitting a draping DDT to Shelton before Matt comes in and hits the Floating Bro for the pin and the win.
Winner: Riddle and Randy Orton defeat Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander via pinfall.
Asuka, Lana & Naomi vs Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, & Rhea Ripley
Shayna and Asuka start the match off before Shayna drags Asuka to the corner and Nia won't tag in before Rhea violently tags in and Asuka rocks her before Lana and Naomi double team Rhea for two. Rhea comes back and suplexes Lana before putting her in a dragon sleeper before Mandy and Dana make their way down to ringside. Nia then slips coming after them before Reginald tries to help Nia up as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Shayna and Asuka in the ring before Nia comes in and hits a running elbow drop for two before hitting a Samoan drop and Asuka rocks her with spinning back fists. Naomi comes in and hits a diving cross body for two before rocking Nia repeatedly and dropping her to one knee with a springboard roundhouse kick. Reginald distracts Naomi before Nia drags her to the corner and tags in Rhea who pancakes Naomi for a deep two count that Asuka breaks up before Rhea sends Asuka out of the ring. Rhea then hits Naomi with the Riptide after Lana gets the blind tag and hits a diving cross body before Lana gets a near fall off of a crucifix. Rhea then hits Lana with the Riptide before Nia hits a running leg drop for the pin and the win.
Winner: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Rhea Ripley defeat Lana, Naomi, and Asuka via pinfall.
The two exchange wrist locks and Mandy gets two off of a jack knife cover before Charlotte is distracted by Dana at ringside and Mandy hits a missile dropkick for two. Charlotte accidentally runs into the referee before accusing him of a slow count before Mandy gets several two counts and Charlotte hits a backbreaker before sending Mandy face first into the mat. Charlotte then pins Mandy with Natural Selection for the pin and the win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair defeats Mandy Rose via pinfall.
Drew McIntyre vs Braun Strowman
The two start off by exchanging standing switches before they go back and forth and end up at ringside before Bobby and MVP come out to the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Braun making his come back before Drew hits a backbreaker for two before Braun counters the Claymore into a powerbomb for two. Drew headbutts Braun and hits a spine buster before Braun sets him up top and hits a superplex for a near fall before MVP distracts Braun. Braun then hits Drew with a running powerslam after Drew fights off Mace and T-Bar for the pin and the win.
Winner: Braun Strowman defeats Drew McIntyre via pinfall to gain entry into the WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania: Backlash.