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WWE RAW REPORT: PAYING TRIBUTE TO MEAN GENE, TAG TITLE MATCH, IC TITLE MATCH, NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR RONDA, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-01-07 23:00:00

Jinder Mahal, Sunil Singh, Samir Singh, and Alicia Fox are in the ring and Jinder wants to get some inner peace before his beats Apollo Crews.  Jinder stops Alicia's Shanti-ing and Jinder yells at the people in the crowd for not Shanti-ing with Alicia.

Match Number Four:  Alicia Fox and Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh and Samir Singh) versus Apollo Crews and Ember Moon

The men start off and Mahal with shoulders in the corner and Mahal with a punch.  Mahal with an Irish whip and Crews floats over.  Crews with a cross body for a near fall.  Crews with a crucifix for a near fall.  Crews with a drop kick and jumping back elbow.  Crews presses Mahal over his head and Mahal gets to his feet.  Fox tags in and Crews with a clothesline to send Mahal over the top rope followed by a plancha.

Ember with a drop kick and handspring forearm into the corner.  Ember goes up top and hits Eclipse for the three count.

Winners:  Ember Moon and Apollo Crews

Alexa Bliss is getting ready in the back for her new talk show as we go to commercial.

We are back and Alexa Bliss makes her way to the stage for her set for A Moment of Bliss.  Alexa says you don't have much going for you as a city, but don't worry.  That all changes tonight because you will be known as the home of the history making premiere episode of A Moment of Bliss.

Alexa demands some coffee

We have a video package for her guest, Ronda Rousey.

Alexa brings out Ronda Rousey.

Alexa asks Ronda about her first year in WWE and what is next for her.

Ronda says this year has been extraordinary but as Raw Women's Champion she wants to look forward, not back.  She wants to face the person who pushes everyone to the limit.  Someone who has more athleticism than Charlotte Flair in her little finger.  She wants to face the real Cinderella Story of the Women's Division.  She is talking about Sasha Banks.

Alexa thought Ronda was talking about her.

Nia Jax comes out and she wants them to cue the romance music.  Nia says it sounds like someone has a crush on Sasha.  Aren't you forgetting about somebody?  They have some unfinished business.  She wasn't her best at TLC.  Seth is getting a rematch tonight and she deserves hers, so when does she get it.

Sasha Banks comes out and says she is honored about those kind words.  Sasha says she would love to face Ronda for the Women's Championship.  Sasha says it would be her pleasure to teach Ronda how to lose with dignity and class.

Nia interrupts and she tells Sasha there is a 300.5 ounce (sic) Samoan who can rip your face off.  No, she can break your face.

Sasha asks the bitch what line.  Sasha says there is ring over there and the winner can face Ronda.

Nia didn't say she would wrestle right now.

Match Number Five:  Sasha Banks (with Best Friend Bayley) versus Nia Jax (with Tamina Snuka) in a Number One Contender Match

Sasha slaps Nia and goes to the floor as Nia chases after her.  Sasha goes under the ring and goes around the ring post and goes for a cross body off the steps.  Sasha gets to her feet and Sasha with a kick as she swings on the apron.  Sasha with a baseball slide.  Sasha with a guillotine but Nia lifts Sasha up for a suplex.  Nia with a splash into the corner.  Nia misses a splash into teh corner but Sasha is sent to the apron and Sasha with a knee.  Nia with a body block and Sasha goes to the floor.  

Bayley attacks Tamina when Tamina gets too close to Sasha according to Bayley.  Bayley is sent into the ringside barrier.  Sasha attacks Tamina and Nia grabs Sasha and presses Sasha over her head and she drops Sasha onto a case at ringside.  The referee makes his count and Sasha gets back into the ring right before ten because she got a power up.  Nia with a sit out power bomb for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

Nia with a torture rack but Sasha gets to her feet.  Nia misses a punch and Sasha with kicks and a jaw breaker.  Nia misses a splash into the corner and Sasha with a bulldog followed by a running double knee strike for a near fall.  Sasha with a running knee ot the head for a near fall.  Sasha with Meteora for a near fall.  Sasha goes for the Banks Statement but Nia escapes and Sasha goes for a sunset flip.  Nia does not go over and Nia tries to punch Sasha but Sasha moves.  Nia with a Samoan drop and she gets a near fall when Sasha gets her foot on the rope.  

Nia with a splash into the corner.  Nia gets Sasha on her shoulders and climbs the turnbuckles.  Sasha tries for a sunset flip but Nia sends Sasha to the mat.  Sasha goes for a superplex but Nia gets Sasha on her shoulders and she drops Sasha on the top turnbuckle.  Sasha rolls to the floor.  Nia sends Sasha back into the ring and Nia can only get a near fall.  Nia misses the leg drop and Sasha rolls into the corner.  Sasha kicks Nia away and then moves when Nia charges into the turnbuckles.  Tamina tries to interfere but Bayley with a drop kick through the corner.  Bayley sends Tamina into the ringside barrier. 

Nia charges at Sasha and Sasha moves and Nia goes to the floor.  Nia charges at Sasha on the apron and hits the ring post when Sasha moves.  Sasha goes for a head scissors off the apron but Sasha hits the floor while Nia stays on the apron.  Sasha applies the Banks Statement and Nia taps out.

Winner:  Sasha Banks

Dean Ambrose gets ready for his Intercontinental Title Match and so is Seth Rollins.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six:  Seth Rollins versus Dean Ambrose in a Falls Count Anywhere Match for the Intercontinental Championship

Seth attacks Dean as Dean makes his way to the ring and Seth sends Dean into the ringside barrier.  

They get into the ring and it is now official.  Ambrose goes to the floor and Rollins with a Thesz Press and punches.  Seth sends Dean back into the ring and Rollins clotheslines Dean over the top rope to the floor and hits a suicide dive and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Dean is clotheslined over the ringside barrier into the crowd.  They fight to the media area and Seth sends Dean into a table.  They fight to the back.

Rollins with a forearm to the back and he sends Dean into a ladder.  Rollins grabs a shovel and tries to hit Dean with it but he misses.  Dean limps away but Rollins catches up to him.  Dean is sent into some scaffolding.  Rollins tries to run the scaffold into Ambrose but Ambrose moves.  Ambrose with forearms to the back and Rollins backs Ambrose into the wall and connects with forearms.

Rollins sets for a power bomb but Ambrose gets to his feet and he slams Rollins into the cases and gets a near fall.  Ambrose throws a ladder at Rollins and gets a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ambrose pulls at the face as they fight in the aisle.  We see Rollins slamming Ambrose through the announce table during the commercial break.  Rollins with punches and chops as they go down the aisle towards the ring.  Rollins punches Ambrose and then Ambrose is pushed off the front row.  Rollins with a cross body off the front row and he gets a near fall.  Ambrose backs away from Rollins but Rollins continues to stalk Ambrose.  Rollins sends Ambrose into the railing.  Rollins punches Ambrose in the nose and then they return to the ringside area and over the ringside barrier.  

Rollins with another punch and then he sends Dean into the ringside barrier.  Ambrose pushes Rollins away and Dean grabs a chair and hits Rollins in the midsection and back with it.  Dean gets a near fall.  Ambrose pulls up the mats at ringside.  Ambrose punches Rollins and then he pulls Rollins to the exposed floor.  Rollins with a back body drop onto the exposed floor.  Ambrose with a thumb to the eye and he goes up top.  Rollins leaps to the turnbuckles and hits a superplex and rolls through into a buckle bomb.  Rollins with a super kick.  Rollins sets for Black Out and hits it.  Bobby Lashley pulls Seth Rollins out of the ring and runs him into the ringside barrier.

Lashley sends Rollins into the ringside barrier again and then he hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Lashley sends Rollins back into the ring and  then he hits a Dominator and then a spear.  Ambrose crawls to cover Rollins and he gets the three count.

Winner:  Dean Ambrose (retains Championship)

After the match, Lio Rush goes under the ring and gets a table.  The table is set up in the ring.  Lashley choke slams Rollins through the table.  

We go to credits.


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