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By Mike Johnson on 2018-02-25 23:27:00

WWE Raw Tag Team champions The Bar vs. Titus Worldwide.

The champions attacked before the bell.  Apollo and Titus made a comeback with a double clothesline.  The champs went to the floor, but Apollo hit a flying bodypress off the top to the floor on them.  The announcers said Cesaro was favoring his leg.

They finally hit the bell.

Apollo was sent to the floor after Sheamus distracted him and Cesaro drilled him.  Sheamus worked him over on the floor.  Sheamus tossed him back in the ring and worked over Apollo in the champions’ corner.    The Bar worked over Apollo, but he kept kicking up.

Sheamus locked in an armbar.  Apollo fought his way out of it and it sounded like the audience was booing his offense.  He tried to make a tag but was cut off by Cesaro.   The champions continued to control Apollo.  Cesaro locked on a chinlock.  Apollo fought his way out and it looked like he was finally going to make the tag but Sheamus tagged in and cut him off.

Apollo still almost made it but Sheamus knocked Titus off the apron, leaving his partner with no one to tag out to.  Sheamus missed a charge in the corner and nailed his shoulder on the ringpost.  Titus made the tag and cleaned house.  He nailed a big boot on Cesaro for a two count after knocking Sheamus to the floor.

Titus went for a powerslam but Cesaro slipped down behind him and attacked the back of the knee.  Sheamus tagged himself in and went for a move but was caught and hit with Clash of the Titus.  Cesaro saved the day during a pinfall attempt.  The champions went to the floor where Crews hit a flip dive to the outside.

Titus was sent into the ringpost, leaving Apollo to fight two on one.  Cesaro chop blocked him and scored the pin after a springboard move.

Your winners and still Raw Tag Team champions, The Bar!

Solid match but you could tell the crowd wasn’t buying the challengers as having a chance.

Asuka vs. Nia Jax: Should Jax defeat Asuka, she would become the second challenger to the Raw Women's championship at Wrestlemania 34 on 4/8 in New Orleans.

Nia walked to the ring with a purpose.  Asuka got a big reaction coming out.

It was Nia’s power vs. Asuka’s finesse early on.   They showed Alexa watching the match on a video screen backstage.  Asuka went for a kick in the ropes but Nia sidestepped her and just began mauling her.   Nia nailed an Avalanche in the corner.

Nia followed up with a big elbowdrop for a two count.   Asuka fired back with some strikes and went for a kneebar but Nia was too strong for her.  She puled Asuka up and drove her sternum-first into the buckles.  Nia has looked great thus far.

Nia locked her in a torture rack, trying to force a submission.   Asuka was able to escape and grabbed a hanging guillotine, but Nia was able to pull her off and nailed a Jackhammer, which looked evil.  This has been good thus far.

Asuka nailed several kicks, attempting to build some momentum.  She rebounded off the ropes but was snatched into a Samoan Drop.  Jax missed a legdrop.  Asuka nailed a shining wizard but Nia kicked up at two   Asuka nailed a spinkick and followed it up with a kick to the face for another two count.

Nia made a comeback and cut her off on the top.  Asuka attempted a sunset flip off the top but to no avail.  Jax tried to come down with a Banzai Drop off the ropes but Asuka moved.  The battle continued with Jax now showing damage to her leg.  Nia missed a charge in the corner and Asuka locked in an armbar.  Nia powered out and pulled Asuka into the air, then drove her into the buckles.

Jax told her she was going to Wrestlemania but was caught in a forward roll and pinned.

Your winner, Asuka!

It’s Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka at Wrestlemania 34.

This was absolutely great.   To me, this was the best performance Nia Jax has ever had, to date.  She was stellar here in all aspects of her game.

Jax attacked Asuka after the match and dumped her to the floor.   Jax sent Asuka into the ring post and then speared her through the barricade into the timekeeper’s table.  That looked awesome.

Backstage, Alexa Bliss was interviewed by Renee Young.  Bliss said that she knows Nia is disappointed by the match but Alexa isn't disappointed with what she just did to Asuka.  She mocked Asuka by saying, "No one is ready for Alexa!"  Bliss is ON tonight.

Backstage, Roman Reigns was interviewed by Charly Caruso about what Paul Heyman said on the Kickoff show.  He said he doesn’t care about someone who works ten days a week and waddles to the ring talking about things he can’t physically do.  He promised to emerge from the Chamber and head on to Wrestlemania.

Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt

Hardy came to the ring, but the lights went out and he disappeared, leaving his ring jacket behind.  Wyatt searched for him as he sang the “Obsolete” sing from somewhere.  Bray went under the ring looking for him, but Hardy emerged on the top rope and came off with an axhandle.

They brawled into the ring where Hardy Kicked Bray off from a charge.  Hardy nailed a series of right hands.    He sent Bray into the buckles, where he did his upside-down pose.  Hardy applauded it.  Bray kicked him but was caught with a Twist of Fate for a two count.  The “Delete” chant was over in Vegas.

Bray charged and took down Hardy with a bodypress.  He ripped at Hardy in the corner.  Hardy fired back with right hands but was taken to the mat and cinched in a side chinlock.  Wyatt worked over Hardy.  Matt fought his way back to his feet but was drilled with a headbutt to the sternum, which sent him back to the mat.

They battled to the outside, where Bray nailed a DDT on the apron outside.   Wyatt continued the assault on the floor and teased hitting Sister Abigail into the ring steps.  Hardy fought him off but was caught with a clothesline on the floor. 

They battled back to the ring, where Wyatt choked him against the ropes.  Hardy kicked off a Wyatt charge and nailed a tornado DDT out of the corner.  Hardy mounted a comeback with several clotheslines and a side effect for a two count.  Hardy came off the ropes with an elbow.   He rebounded off the ropes for a move but was driven down to the mat with a big uranage and then hit with a back senton splash.

Wyatt rained down with punches.  Wyatt missed back senton splash off the ropes.  Hardy nailed the Twist of Fate and scored the pin.

Your winner, Matt Hardy!

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