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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 are back with a look at Natalya being helped to the back by Ronda Rousey and Ronda makes her way back to the ring.

Ronda wants Vince McMahon to come out to resolve this thing.

Stephanie McMahon's music plays and Ronda tells her to reinstate Becky.

Stephanie says she understands that Ronda is upset.  To reinstate Becky is the least of her problems.  Becky has been arrested.

Ronda tells Stephanie to have Vince reinstate Becky.

Stephanie tells Ronda that her opponent at Wrestlemania is Charlotte Flair.   That is not what you wanted and it is not what she wanted.  Becky is the victim of her own situation.  Becky Lynch did this to herself.  Instead of being on the Road to Wrestlemania, Becky is on the Road to Jail.

Ronda says this is what everyone wants.  This is what the ginger girl in cuffs wants.  This is the first women's main event.  Think about the legacy and think about your three daughters.

Stephanie says the answer is no.

Ronda says that is not good enough.  She demands that Becky be reinstated for Wrestlemania.

Stephanie reminds Ronda that she is her boss.  You and Becky are cut from the same cloth.  You both have a bad attitude.  No one is bigger than the WWE.

Ronda says Stephanie does not control her.  Ronda says she bled enough and she is set for life.  Ronda says she is not her worker, she is the Raw Women's Champion.  Ronda says she will carry this title as long as she defends against the best.  Ronda says she cannot endorse Stephanie violating this title.  If Vince makes all of the tough decisions.  It is time for him to make the right decision.  Ronda puts the title belt down and leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Steve Austin wishes Ric Flair a happy birthday.

We have a Moments Ago Moment of Ronda giving Vince an ultimatum.

We see Hunter and Stephanie in the back and Stephanie is holding the Women's Title belt.

Jinder Mahal is in the ring with the Singh Brothers.   He says all of this talk about Ric Flair's birthday.  What has Ric Flair ever done and accomplished?  The biggest travesty is that he wasn't invited.  You cannot have a celebration without the Modern Day Maharaja.  That is why he was backstage and he challenged any WWE Superstar invited to Ric Flair's birthday party to a match.  As far as he is concerned, this party is over.

Match Number Three:  JInder Mahal (with Samir Singh and Sunil Singh) versus Kurt Angle

Mahal takes advantage of a distraction and he gets a near fall.  Mahal with kicks to Angle.  Mahal with punches.  Mahal with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.  Mahal gets a near fall and then he goes to the half nelson and chin lock.  Mahal has a punch blocked and Angle with punches.  Angle with a German suplex.  Angle with another German suplex and he holds on for a second one.  Angle completes the Three Rivers combination and then he knocks the Singhs off the apron.  Angle avoids the Khallas and Angle with an ankle lock and Singh taps out.

Winner:  Kurt Angle

After the match, Angle with a German suplex to Samir and then to Sunil.

Alexa Bliss makes her way to the set of A Moment of Bliss.

Alexa starts off by saying Bye Ronda, don't let the red carpet WWE rolled out for you hit you in the butt.  Alexa says she never would have disrespected the title like Ronda did.  If someone wants to put someone in Ronda's place at Wrestlemania, they know where to find her.

Alexa turns her attention to her guest, the Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor.

Alexa asks Finn about his victory at Elimination Chamber.  She asks Finn if he is on top of the world right now, but she points out that the belt covers up Finn'a sbs.  Finn asks Alexa if she is trying to make him blush.  Alexa says if Finn shows her his abs, she will . . . 

Lio Rush's music interrupts.

Lio says this whole talk show is a sham.  You don't deserve to be the champion, Bobby Lashley deserves to be the champion.

Finn says that if Bobby wants to challenge him, he knows where to find him.

Lio says Bobby is getting ready for Braun Strowman so he will make sure that Bobby gets that title match.

Finn asks Lio if he is here to challenge him so he can prove to Bobby that he is better than Bobby.

Lio says that is not what he is saying.

Finn says that is what he thought he heard.  Finn says that Lio deserves the opportunities he has asked for.  Finn accepts the challenge.  Finn says that he beat Lio for the title so Lio should get the chance to win it back.  

Alexa asks Lio if he is man enough to do the job by himself.

Lio accepts the challenge and he says he will go to the back to prepare for his match.

Alexa tells Lio his match is next.

We see Titus O'Neil in the red carpet area and THIS IS Sting shows up.

Match Number Four:  Lio Rush versus Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship

They lock up and Rush avoids Balor and Rush with a head scissors and drop kick for a near fall.  Balor with a side head lock.  Balor holds on when Rush tries to send Balor off the ropes.  Balor with a side head lock take down and Rush with a head scissors.  Rush with a series of kicks and a drop kick to send Balor to the floor.  Rush runs into a back elbow from Balor.  Balor drop kicks Rush on the floor and then Rush with a baseball slide to stop Balor on the apron.  Balor with an Asai Moonsault followed by two suicide dives.  Balor is sent back into the ring and Rush goes up top.

Rush lands on Balor's knees on the frog splash.  Finn kicks Rush but he does favor his left leg.  Balor with a chop.  Balor with an Irish whip and a running chop.  Balor with slingblade and then he sets for the running drop kick but Rush with a drop kick to Balor's knee.  Rush kicks Balor in the hamstring and then works on the injured knee.  Rush grabs the injured leg but Balor with an enzuigiri.  Balor goes for a reverse suplex but Rush with a rollup for a near fall.  Rush with a round kick for a near fall.  

Rush goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault but misses.  Balor with a clothesline.  Balor goes to the apron and he goes up top   Rush crotches Balor and he punches Balor.  Rush goes for a Frankensteiner but Balor rolls through.  Rush gets a near fall.  Rush kicks Balor in the leg but Balor with a punch.  Rush with more kicks and Balor with more punches.  Rush goes for a springboard cutter but Balor blocks it. Balor with 1916 and then Balor goes up top and hits Coup de Grace for the three count.

Winner:  Finn Balor (retains Championship)

Tucker Knight is walking in the back and he sees The Ascension.  Konnor says he sees Fresh Meat and Viktor asks where is Otis.  Konnor says he is dumpster diving for cheeseburgers.  Tucker talks about Otis' temper.  Konnor and Viktor comment on Otis' neck.  Otis stops by and Tucker tells Otis about what Konnor and Viktor said.  Otis knocks Konnor and Viktor down and Otis says that is what you get when you mess with Heavy Machinery.

We go to commercial.

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