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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

Bobby Lashley is in the back and he yells at Lio Rush for getting a title match instead of him.  Bobby reminds Lio that he lost.  Bobby tells Lio he had one job.  Bobby asks if he can trust Lio.

Lio tells Bobby he can trust him.

Match Number Five:  Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) versus Braun Strowman

Lashley attacks Strowman before the bell rings and Lashley with shoulders and punches.  Lashley kicks Strowman in the knee and punches Strowman.  Lashley goes for a suplex but Strowman blocks it and hits a gourbuster.  Lashley with an elbow and Strowman with a boot.  Strowman with a splash and forearm across the chest.  Lashley falls to the floor and Strowman goes to the floor for his lap and Lashley goes down and then Stromwan sends Rush into the camera man.  

Charly Caruso is in the back and she is with Seth Rollins.  Seth says he has a little extra pep in his step.  He has been thinking about Brock Lesnar and Wrestlemania is the biggest match of his life.  He vows to walk out of Wrestlemania as Universal Champion.  That is secondary because his brother is back.  Tonight is about love and celebrating.  Seth says Roman probably has an ice cold beverage so it is time to burn it down, but in a different way.

We see a limo arrive at the building and it is Ric Flair.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five:  Dean Ambrose versus Drew McIntyre in a No Disqualification Match

Dean attacks Drew as Drew makes his way to the ring and he chops and punches Drew.  Drew is sent into the ringside barrier and then the ring post.  Drew kicks and chops Dean on the floor.  Dean with an elbow and he sends Drew into the apron.

The match starts and Dean with punches.  Drew with a kick and Dean with a drop kick to the knees and a kick to Drew.  Dean takes off a belt and Drew with a kick to the head and Dean goes down and he lets go of the belt.  Drew picks up the belt and whips Drew in the back and then the chest.  Drew picks Dean up by the ears and hits a spinebuster and floats over into a cover for a near fall.  Drew whips Dean in the back but he misses a punch with the belt around his fist.  Dean with punches and a clothesline that sends Drew over the top rope.  Drew catches Dean on a suicide dive and sends him into the ringside barrier and then hits a suplex as we go to commercial.

We are back and Dean goes up top and hits a forearm off the turnbuckles to the floor.  Dean with forearms to Drew and then Drew tries to send Dean into the ring post but Dean stops short.  Drew is sent into the ring steps.  Dean with a rollup for a near fall.  Dean avoids a clothesline and hits a neck breaker for a near fall.  Dean whips Drew with the belt.  Drew with a head butt and Dean falls to the floor.  Drew grabs the ring steps and Dean with a drop toe hold and Drew falls onto the ring steps.  Dean slams Drew's head into the ring steps.  

Elias hits Dean from behind with his guitar.  Elias rolls Dean into the ring.  Drew sees Elias and then goes into the ring and hits a Claymore for the three count.

Winner:  Drew McIntyre

After the match, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley come to the ring.  Corbin with a choke breaker followed by a spear from Lashley.  Elias joins them in the ring.

Seth Rollins' music plays and he has a chair.  He is joined by Roman Reigns.

Lashley and Corbin go to confront Reigns and Rollins and Roman with a Superman punch to Lashley.  Roman with a Superman punch to Drew and then to Lashley again.  Rollins with Black Out to Elias.  Roman with a spear to Drew.

Seth and Roman hug but they do not go to Dean.

They go to the top of the ramp and they see Dean getting up in the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six:  Bayley (with Sasha Banks) versus Nia Jax (with Tamina Snuka)

Nia pushes Bayley and misses a forearm in the corner.  Nia with a forearm and then Nia goes to the floor when Bayley moves.  Bayley with forearms and she gives Nia a hip toss for a near fall.  Bayley with punches and a flying forearm but she bounces off Nia.  Bayley with forearms and Nia grabs Bayley by the throat and she sends Bayley to the floor.
We go to commercial.

We are back and Nia with a bear hug but Bayley goes for a sunset flip but Nia stays on her feet.  Bayley avoids a seated splash.  Bayley misses a knee drop and Nia misses an elbow drop.  Bayley sends Nia face first into the mat.  Nia with a running shoulder tackle and she punches Bayley.  Nia biels Bayley across the ring.  Nia with a cobra clutch. Bayley with elbows and escapes the hold.  Nia is sent face first into the turnbuckles.  Bayley with a running knee to send Nia to the floor.  Bayley with a cutter in the ropes and connects with forearms.  Bayley with a drop kick that sends Nia to the floor.

Bayley comes off the turnbuckles and Nia catches Bayley and runs her into the turnbuckles.  Nia puts Bayley in the tree of woe and hits a splash on Bayley.  Nia grabs Sasha and Bayley with a knee.  Sasha avoids Tamina and Tamina goes into the ring steps.  Bayley with an elbow off the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winner:  Bayley

We see a lot of people walking in the back as we prepare for the Ric Flair birthday celebration.

We are back and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring.  

Hunter says Mondays are not as hectic as usual, but things get amped up on the Road to Wrestlemania.  The Big Dog returns to claim his yard.  You get Ronda Rousey laying down the women's championship.  You get Becky Lynch going to jail.  All of that pales in comparison to the reason why we are here right now.  We are here to celebrate the 70th birthday of the man he believes is the greatest sports entertainer of all time . . . Ric Flair.

Stephanie says what is a party without invited guests.  She brings out Shawn Michaels.  She also brings out Ricky Steamboat.  Out next is Kurt Angle.  The final guest is This is Sting.

Hunter says a lot of things have been said about Ric Flair over the years.  He is a kiss stealing, wheeling dealing, styling and profilin, limosuine riding, jet flying son of a gun.

We have a video package.

Stephanie shows a custom made title belt for Ric.  

Ric Flair makes his way to the ring . . . or does he.

We see Batista going into Ric Flair's dressing room and he slams the door shut.  Batista drags Flair out of his dressing room and he says hello to Hunter.  Batista asks him if he has his attention now.

Hunter leaves the ring and goes to the back.

Hunter goes to check on Ric and referees and agents are around him.

We go to credits.

 

 


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