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WWE RAW REPORT: WAS THE FINAL PERSON IN THE GAUNTLET MATCH THE 'WINNER'?, IS SOMEONE READY FOR ASUKA?, WILL THE ALLIANCES CONTINUE ON SUNDAY?

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-02-19 23:03:00

Asuka walks in the back.

We take a look at the newest inductee of the WWE Hall of Fame . . . Jeff Jarrett.

Asuka is in the ring with Renee Young.

Asuka is asked about her match against Nia Jax and whether she is concerned about the Wrestlemania match being a Triple Threat Match.  Asuka says she controls her destiny and her destiny is to win the title at Wrestlemania.  Renee asks Asuka about Nia's comments.  Asuka says that those are strong words from a strong woman.  Asuka says she was not looking so strong the last time they wrestled.  Asuka says Nia likes to talk, but on Sunday she will not be talking, she will be tap out.

Nia Jax tries to attack Asuka but Asuka with kicks.  Nia with an Irish whip but Asuka with a boot.  Nia gets Asuka on her shoulders and hits a Samoan Drop.  Nia with two leg drops followed by a third one to the back of the neck.

We have a video package for Ronda Rousey.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Sheamus and Cesaro versus Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews (with Dana Brooke) in a Non Title Match

Titus and Cesaro start things off and they lock up.  Titus backs Cesaro into the corner but Cesaro puts Titus in the corner and pushes him.  Titus with a chop and Apollo tags in.  They hit a double back elbow and Apollo gets a near fall.  Titus tags in and Apollo with a running shoulder into the corner followed by a slam from Titus.  Titus barks but Cesaro with a knee.  Apollo tags in and he hits a flying clothesline and then drop kicks Sheamus.  Cesaro with a knee to Apollo's back and he goes to the floor.  Sheamus with a clothesline on the floor.  Dana checks on Apollo at ringside but Sheamus sends Apollo into the ringside barrier and Sheamus follows with uppercuts and punches.

Cesaro tags in and they send Apollo into the turnbuckles and they hit a double thrust kick.  Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.  Sheamus tags in and he kicks Apollo in the shoulder and they hit a double clothesline. Sheamus with a knee drop for a near fall.  Sheamus with a top wrist lock.  Cesaro tags back in and he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a double sledge followed by a European uppercut for a near fall.  Sheamus tags in and he kicks Apollo.  Apollo with punches to Sheamus but Sheamus with a front face lock.  Sheamus with a forearm to knock Titus off the apron.  Cesaro tags in and misses a shoulder in the corner.  

Sheamus is sent to the floor and Apollo with a rollup for the three count.

Winners:  Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are told that Matt Hardy will be facing Bray Wyatt at Elimination Chamber.

Bray Wyatt says some say the end is near.  Personally, he hopes they are right, not just for all of you, but for Matt Hardy.  His end will be at Elimination Chamber.

Matt Hardy says Bray Wyatt and him have been engaging in battle since the dawn of time, but they are just beginning.

Bray says Matt is a liar.

Matt says Bray is a liar.

Bray says they are just empty promises.

Matt says he has the power of illumination.

Bray says that Matt needs to be rendered silent.

Matt says that Bray needs to be rendered obsolete.  He says Bray will surrender to reality.

Bray says that Matt will burn.

Matt says that Bray will be deleted.

Bray laughs and we go to commercial.

Paige says when they arrived on Raw, they sought to redefine the revolution.  Mandy says that culminates on Sunday.  Sonya says this match will ruin friendships for some and Mandy says it will make things easier for them to win.

Match Number Three:  Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James versus Alexa Bliss, Sonya Deville, and Mandy Rose (with Paige)

Alexa and Mickie start things off but Alexa does not realize that Mickie is starting.  Alexa tags Sonya in to start the match.  They both go for the legs for take downs, but neither succeed.  Mickie with a wrist lock into a side head lock.  Sonya with a waist lock take down but Mickie with a front face lock.  Sasha tags in and kicks Sonya.  Sonya with a wrist lock but Sasha with punches.  Mandy tags in and she kicks Sasha and follows with a forearm.  Sasha escapes a slam and sends Mandy into the turnbuckles.  Bayley tags in and she sends Mandy into the turnbuckles.

Bayley with a near fall followed by a waist lock but Mandy with a take down.  Mandy with a cartwheel and she pie faces Bayley.  Bayley runs Mandy into the corner and she kicks Mandy.  Bayley with more kicks in the corner.  Bayley with suplex and we go to commercial.

We are back and Mandy with a reverse chin lock on Bayley.  Bayley with punches and a rollup for a near fall.  Mandy with a kick and Bayley kicks back.  Bayley hot shots Mandy into the turnbuckles but Mandy stops Bayley from getting across the ring to make the tag.  Bayley with knees but Mandy with an Irish whip.  Mandy catches Bayley when she tries to float over and Mandy sends her face first into the mat and gets a near fall.  Mandy with punches.

Alexa makes the tag and Sonya is not happy.  Alexa sends Bayley into the turnbuckles and kicks Bayley.  Alexa is sent into teh turnbuckles but Bayley but Bayley cannot capitalize.  Bayley with forearms but Alexa sends Bayley into the turnbuckles.  Alexa with a slap and she kicks Bayley.  Sonya tags in and she punches Bayley.  Sonya gets a near fall.  Sonya with a body scissors.  Bayley with a jaw breaker and Sonya keeps Bayley from making the tag.

Mandy helps Sonya and Sasha tags in but the referee did not see it so she sends Sasha back to the apron.  Mandy comes in and she is sent into Sasha and Sasha goes to the floor.  Mickie tags in and she connects with forearms.  Mickie with a running forearm and kick to Mandy followed by a flapjack.  Mickie goes up top and she hits a Thesz Press followed by a neck breaker to Sonya.  Mickie says something to Alexa and Mickie with a series of kicks to Mandy.  Mickie kicks Sonya after she interferes.  Mandy with a kick but she cannot make the cover.  Mandy with an abdominal stretch.  

Mickie escapes but Mandy keeps Mickie from making the tag.  Mandy with a reverse gutwrench suplex for a near fall.  Sonya tags in and she sends Mickie into the turnbuckles but she runs into a boot from Mickie.  Mickie with a head scissors and Sonya prevents the tag and takes Mickie down and gets a near fall.  Mandy tags in and they go for a double suplex but Mickie lands on her feet and hits a double neck breaker.  Alexa and Sasha tag in and Sasha with clotheslines and a drop kick.  Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a kick to Alexa.

Sasha is sent to the apron but Sasha with a knee followed by Meteora to Sonya from the apron.  Sasha sends Alexa into the turnbuckles and connects with a double knee strike and Meteora for a near fall.  Bayley with a Saito suplex to Mandy.  Alexa with a rollup on Sasha but Sasha rolls through for a near fall.  Alexa sends Sasha into the turnbuckles but Sasha with a rollup into Banks Statement and Alexa taps out.

Winners:  Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James

After the match, Sonya and Mandy attack Sasha.  Bayley tries to help Sasha but Mandy and Sonya stop her.  Mandy and Sonya double team Bayley and then Sonya hits a running knee on Sasha.

Alexa sees that she is alone in the ring with Sonya and Mandy.  Mickie makes the save for Alexa and Mickie and Alexa hit a double Impaler DDT.

We go to credits.

 

 


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