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WWE RAW REPORT: GOOD NEWS FROM ROMAN REIGNS, ARE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THE NEW CONTRACT SIGNINGS?, A REUNION?, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-02-25 23:00:00

We start off with a look back to October when Roman Reigns announced that his leukemia had returned.

We are in Atlanta, Georgia and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring and he gets an ovation from the crowd.

Roman say he is probably going to say this a lot, but he thanks everyone.  He says he misses everyone.  He says there is no other job like this.  There is no other fan base like you guys.  He says he is ad libbing a bit.  He said this was his yard but this is our yard.  He said this before.  Roman says he is a man of faith.  He believes in God and he thinks God looks down on him.  Roman says before his announcement in October, he was terrified and scared.  He was insecure and he did not know if he wanted to share that secret with the world.  

He says he was scared to tell everyone because he did not know how you would react.  When he got home, the outreach to him through social media and other means was overwhelming and a godsend.  Roman thanks everyone.  It wasn't just WWE fans, it was everyone.  It was people who liked him and people who did not like him who gave him support.  Roman says that God was probably wondering what was going on with all of the concern for him.  He loved being surrounded by your love and your grace.  To be able to feel that strength, Roman says he can do anything with that strength and love.

That overwhelming support gave him strength, new life, a new opportunity, and a new purpose.  In WWE, a lot of your purpose is to win titles and climb that mountain to get to the top.  The only thing that is important to him is to step in this ring every night.  If he can do that, he will use this platform to raise awareness and support those who are in need, just like he was. 

Roman says this was advertised as an update so here is the update. Roman says when he made his announcement, he said he would swing for the fences.  Roman says they did better.  Roman says they hit a home run.  Roman says that he is in remission.  He says the Big Dog is back.  Roman says before he goes, he thanks everyone once again.  

As Roman goes up the ramp, Seth Rollins' music plays and he hugs his fellow Shield member.

Match Number One:  Aleister Black and Ricochet versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in a Non Title Match

Scott and Dash attack Ricochet and Black before the bell rings and Ricochet with a cross body and neck breaker on Dawson.  Ricochet with a handstand head scissors and drop kick to Wilder.  Ricochet and Black with planchas as we go to commercial.

We are back and the match has officially started and Wilder with a wrist lock on Ricochet.  Ricochet lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Black tags in and he punches Wilder and hits a leg sweep and knee to Wilder.  Black kicks Dawson and hits a quebrada on Wilder for a near fall.  

We see Gable and Roode watching in the back.  

Wilder with an elbow and Dawson tags in.  Wilder goes for a suplex but Black with a knee and Dawson with a sunset flip and Black with a German suplex to Wilder.  Dawson with a near fall and then he hits a DDT for a near fall.  Dawson with another near fall.  Dawson gets Black on his shoudlers and Ricochet knocks Wilder off the turnbuckles.  Ricochet with a moonsault off the turnbuckles onto Wilder.  Black with Black Mass for the three count.

Winners:  Ricochet and Aleister Black

Charly Caruso is in the back with Baron Corbin.  Charly brings up Baron's comments when Roman made his announcement about the leukemia.  Baron asks if you like to live in the past.  He says you are desperate for a story and he says he never said those things.  Baron is told that they have the footage.  Baron says the things were taken out of context.  He was under a lot of stress.  No one, not even Roman Reigns, could understand that.  Baron is asked if running Raw is harder than dealing with leukemia.  Baron says he hopes that their paths do not cross.

We see Shawn Michaels at Raw to celebrate Ric Flair's birthday and Johnny Gargano walks by.

Elias is in the ring as we go to commercial.

We are back with comments from Snoop Dogg wishing Ric Flair a happy birthday.

Elias is still in the ring . . . and he is interrupted by Lacey Evans for her weekly walk towards the ring and then to the back.

Before Elias can do anything, he is interrupted by Dean Ambrose.  Dean says all of this celebrating tonight has him in a festive mood.  Dean says he is feeling good.  The positivity is flowing i his veins.  Dean makes a challenge for a rematch from last week with Drew McIntyre.  This time, he wants a No Disqualification Match.

Elias starts to play and Dean asks him what is he doing.  Is he trying to play him off the stage like the Academy Awards.

Elias says it is not the Academy Awards because he would have been on his second standing ovation.  Elias says he was going to perform a song about how much he loves Atlanta.  Atlanta is able to host the Super Bowl, but winning is a different story. 

Dean says he is a big fan of Elias' and he asks if Elias knows any Temple of the Dog or Night Ranger.  He asks if he knows Yankee Doodle, Thunderstruck, or Dirty Deeds.

Elias says he can play anything on this guitar and . . . Dean avoids a guitar shot and Dean with a kick and double underhook DDT.

The Riott Squad make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.

We are back and we see Ricky Steamboat in the back being interviewed about Ric Flair.

Match Number Two:  Ronda Rousey and Natalya versus Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan (with Liv Morgan) 

Sarah and Natalya start things off and Sarah with a double leg take down and punches.  Sarah kicks Natalya and tags Ruby in.  Ruby with a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall.  Natalya runs Ruby into the corner and Ronda tags in and they hit a double suplex.  Ronda goes after Liv and that allows Ruby to hit an STO.  Ruby sends Ronda into the turnbuckles and she kicks Ronda.  Sarah tags in and kicks Ronda and then she tags Ruby back in.  Ruby with an Irish whip but Ronda with a clothesline and Natalya tags in.  Natalya with a clothesline but Ruby with an Irish whip.  Ruby misses a splash to the back and Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop.  Liv trips Natalya and Ronda comes up behind and Natalya picks up Liv and Ruby with a forearm off the ring steps.

Ruby is sent back into the ring and Sarah with a drop kick to Natalya on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Logan drops Ruby onto Natalya and Ruby gets a near fall.  Ruby with a reverse chin lock and she sends Natalya to the mat and gets a near fall.  Ruby keeps Natalya from making the tag and she sends Natalya into her corner.  Sarah tags in and Sarah with a splash into the corner.  Natalya tries to go through the legs but Sarah stops her.  Sarah with a reverse cloverleaf.  Natalya rolls through to escape.  Ronda swings at Sarah and Natalya is able to make the tag.  Ronda with a punch and she rolls through.  Ronda with judo throws and then she 'punches' Sarah in the corner.  Ruby misses a splash and Ronda 'punches' Ruby.  Ronda with a running forearm to Liv to knock her off the apron.  Ronda with a jumping knee but Ruby breaks up the cover.

Ruby sends Natalya to the floor but Natalya pulls Ruby to the floor and hits a clothelsine.  Ronda with Piper's Pit.

Becky Lynch makes her way to ringside and she knocks down a member of security.  Becky hits Natalya with the crutch and the referee calls for the bell.

Winners:  Natalya and Ronda Rousey (by disqualification)

After the match, Ronda goes after Becky and hits her with the crutch.  Becky is held at ringside and Ronda attacks security in the ring.  Ronda goes to the floor after Becky but they are held back.  Becky is escorted to the back by the Atlanta police while Ronda is held back by officials.

We go to commercial.

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