The mysterious Superstar Shakeup continued with more roster moves reflected on the show, a pair of three-way matches took place with the winners facing off to determine Seth Rollins’ next challenger for the Universal title, an insane re-introduction of Bray Wyatt, the transformation of Bobby to Robert Roode, an update on The Vikings and their call-up experience, and a three-hour build up to a Baron Corbin main event.
On the final Raw before WrestleMania, Ronda Rousey teamed with Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch against The Riott Squad before the main event participants were arrested. Plus, Kurt Angle’s final Raw before his farewell match, Rey Mysterio vs. Baron Corbin, a great Batista promo, the Demon version of Finn Balor is advertised for WrestleMania, and Stephanie McMahon announces it’s “Winner Take All” in the women’s main event.
Monday’s episode featured a Last Man Standing match between Drew McIntyre and Dean Ambrose, Triple H quotes the Spice Girls as his career is threatened, SNL hosts added to the WrestleMania battle royal, Roman Reigns answered Drew McIntyre’s challenge, Kurt Angle has one more match with Samoa Joe, and for some reason there was a Beat the Clock Challenge featuring Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch.
Monday’s episode of Raw built towards the reunion of The Shield and the announcement of their match for this Sunday’s Fastlane event, Triple H’s reaction to Dave Batista after his attack on Richard Fliehr, King Kong Bundy passes away, Arn Anderson firing details and Torrie Wilson joins the WWE Hall of Fame.
Following Elimination Chamber, Raw featured four big NXT call ups with NXT champion Tommaso Ciampa, North American champion Johnny Gargano, Ricochet and Aleister Black all wrestling on the show. Plus, Ronda Rousey defended her title in a rematch against Ruby Riott, “The Brock Lesnar Story” narrated by Paul Heyman, the first official inductees into the WWE’s Hall of Fame 2019 class & more.
John Pollock and Wai Ting return to review WWE Raw from Memphis, Tennessee featuring changes to the Royal Rumble with Braun Strowman taken out of the Universal title match, a four-way to decide the new challenger, Nikki Cross wrestles on Raw, EC3, Lacey Evans and Heavy Machinery make cameos, and more.
Vince McMahon returns to the show to announce the new leader of Monday Night Raw, Baron Corbin receives a final chance to become Raw GM, Dean Ambrose and Ronda Rousey issue Open Challenges, and a number of NXT call-ups are announced on this “new” and “fresh” edition of Raw. With John Pollock feeling under the weather, Wai Ting is joined by Nate Milton to review the show!
Monday’s Raw took place from San Diego heading into TLC this Sunday. The show featured Seth Rollins’ announcement that “Raw sucks” because of Baron Corbin to set up a show-closing TLC match for the IC title, plus a “Face-to-Face” between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable challenging for the Raw tag titles, Drew McIntyre downplays being undefeated & more.