WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Jan. 21, 2019) from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, featuring the go home show to the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view scheduled for this Sunday night in Phoenix.
Advertised for tonight: Finn Balor gears up for Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks’ rivalry heats up, and more!
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WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JAN. 21
Long ago in the Russian hills, a Victorian explorer found the regal Hogweed by a marsh, he captured it and brought it home. Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge; royal beast did not forget. He came home to London and made a present of the Hogweed to the Royal Gardens at Kew, but me, I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with a video package to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and a ten-bell salute in memory of the great man.
Brock Lesnar makes his entrance, Paul Heyman at his side as always.
Paul does his usual introductory spiel before getting down to business and saying that last week on Raw Finn Balor pinned John Cena. He stepped up and seized the moment, so much so that Cena himself, the second-greatest of all time, took the mic in his hands and said he believes in Balor. And he should! So much so that the WWE Universe has now stood up in unison and declared that they all believe in Balor.
And we should, because even Heyman believes in Finn. No knock, he seized the moment against John Cena and that’s the theme of his entire career. Balor believes he’ll show up on Sunday and do the very same thing, capitalizing on faith and circumstance and having a match against a man who was training for Braun Strowman. But Brock won’t be fighting Braun, no, he has to defend against an opponent he hasn’t trained for that has a completely different style, and that’s why Finn believes.
That’s why Paul believes that he believes that he’s going to be the next champion, and that’s why we should listen when Balor says that he believes, because his is the voice that matters. But Heyman’s is the voice that martyrs, and on Sunday, his client will turn Finn into a martyr, sacrificed for the sin of making us believe that he can conquer the unconquerable conqueror.
He goes on in this vein, calling Balor the Slim Reaper at one point because sure, before finishing with a spoiler alert-- even miracles fear Brock Lesnar. So on Sunday, when Lesnar puts the notion that Finn even belongs in the ring with the Beast to bed, it’ll be Balor on his back looking up and saying “Oh my god, I believe in Brock Lesnar.”
Enter Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
He says Heyman’s gone a little soft and that’s a little old-school promoter of him to drum up some business by suggesting that Balor can compete with Brock. He’d suggest that the only way anyone could believe in the match is if they believe in the story of David and Goliath, to which Paul says he’s never read the Bible. Vince talks about how David got high on mushrooms and Goliath beat the hell out of him, which is not how I remember the story.
David was reincarnated as Finn, he says, and while he does have his fans, if these people out here in hillbilly land actually believe-- boos rain down and he asks Paul what he did wrong, to which Heyman says he’s speaking too fast for them. He concludes by saying that if they believe Balor can win, they believe in fairy tales.
Enter Braun Strowman.
He gets in the ring and Paul runs off but Vince and Lesnar stand firm, McMahon asking what he’s doing here. Strowman advances and Vince asks Brock to stop playing with him. Braun begins, saying last Monday was the worst day of his life, with Baron Corbin costing him $100K and his title match, but that was the luckiest night of Lesnar’s life, and if he still has the title after Sunday, Strowman will be waiting and he’ll rip him apart like one of McMahon’s limousines. Vince asks him to take it easy--
Enter Finn Balor.
He says it’s the same old Monday Night Raw; Braun out here doing Braun things and meanwhile he’s the guy that beat three other people last week, including the GOAT John Cena-- Paul corrects him to second greatest-- and he earned his opportunity. He knows Vince doesn’t believe he can beat Brock, but he believes and the Balor Club believes, and at Royal Rumble, he’ll beat Lesnar and reclaim his Universal Championship.
Brock steps up to him and Braun interrupts, saying he knows he could’ve beaten Brock and he doesn’t know if Finn can, but he damn well better. Balor thanks him for the support and tells him to keep his nose out of his business because he’s gonna do something Strowman’s never done and beat Brock Lesnar. Lesnar leaves as Vince tells him not to and Finn corrects him about David and Goliath.
David stood in the shadow of a giant and they laughed in his face, but they didn’t know who David was and what he was made of, and Goliath fell face-down in the dirt, boom. McMahon proposes a real-life David and Goliath tonight between Balor and Strowman!
The match will kick off after the break.
Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor
The match is in progress and Balor is on the back foot but gets a jawbreaker and a dropkick for some separation. Sidestep the charge, enzuigiri from the apron, Strowman distracted by Lesnar but Finn gets his attention... and gets dropped into the mat. Pick him up, float over, boots up in the corner, Sling Blade blocked and counntered with a clubbing blow!
Balor to the floor, Braun around after him and he freight trains him near the barricade! Back inside, Stinger Splash, Finn slips out of the powerslam and gets Stinger Splashed a second time for two. Standing trapezius claw applied, Balor to his feet and the monster decks him with a headbutt that sends him to the floor! Strowman charges around but this time Finn is ready and hits the Sling Blade!
Back inside, referee Rod Zapata counts as Braun slowly staggers to his feet and back in. Sidestep the charge, flying forearm, off the ropes with another, a third gets blocked with a goozle and up for the slam but Balor turns it into a sleeper hold! Back into the ropes to break it but Finn locks it right back on! Strowman stumbles to one foot but manages to pry Balor’s hands apart.
Finn with overhead elbows, double stomp to the chest, headed up top but Braun meets him with the goozle and throws him into Brock! Lesnar catches him and hits a belly-to-belly, leading Zapata to check on Finn rather than just call for the DQ for some reason. Brock and Braun square up and Balor yanks Lesnar off the apron! Shotgun dropkick into the post! Back inside, duck a lariat... TOPE CON GIRO!
Fired up, waiting for Strowman to charge around, back inside, meeting him with clubs, Sling Blade lands true! Dropkick through the ropes takes Brock out! Shotgun dropkick into the barricade! Back to Braun, he drags Finn up onto the apron and biels him inside! Balor sidesteps a charge, Strowman takes the post hard, shotgun dropkick sets him up and Finn climbs up top, Coup de Grace...
Brock pulls him off the cover and hits the F-5, finally leading referee Rod Zapata to call it...
Finn Balor wins by disqualification.
Commentary promises us Bobby Lashley’s championship celebration up next and we go to break.
Back from commercial, commentary shills for the WWE Network and hypes up the Royal Rumble a bit.
Bobby Lashley makes his entrance with Lio Rush in tow as always.
Rush begins by saying that Lashley is better than Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins and every single last person in that locker room, for that matter. They didn’t come out here for an open challenge, because those are for kids and Bob is a professional fighter. They don’t do this for fun, they do it for the money, and what they’re gonna do now is Lashley’s gonna get on the podium and show off his physique.
But first, Lio’s going to put the belt around his waist so we can see why he’s the All Mighty. He demands a spotlight as Renee Young says this is “fanfic stuff”, which, I mean...
Anyway, enter Apollo Crews. Rush finishes securing the title as he gets in the ring and congratulates Lashley on winning the title. He says there’s no doubt he’s an absolute stud but let’s be real, nobody paid their hard-earned money to see him pose, they wanna see him compete. He knows it’s not gonna be a title match, but he wants to lock up all the same.
Lio says Apollo isn’t even in his league and offers him a deal-- if he can beat Bob in a pose-off then maybe he can have the match. Crews demures and says he doesn’t even know how to pose, to which Rush says based on his track record he doesn’t know how to be a champion either. Apollo accepts the pose-off.
Apollo Crews vs. Bobby Lashley (Pose-Off)
Lashley starts with the double bicep and Crews gets on the pedestal, popping and locking his way into the classical series of Hulk Hogan-style flexes. Bob’s turn, Lio asks for a side pose, and Apollo answers with the same pose after another dance. Lashley round three is the most muscular, to which Crews struts to the platform and gives us a little spin before doing his version... Bob attacks!
Apollo Crews wins by disqualification, I suppose.
Crews throws Lashley to the floor and catches Lio... MILITARY PRESS TO THE FLOOR!
Apollo flexes and we go to break.
Apollo Crews vs. Bobby Lashley
The match is in progress, Lashley gets a nearfall off a reverse STO and sets him up top but Crews hits a missle dropkick and both guys are down and out. Mule kick, front kick, duck a lariat, leaping lariat into a kip-up and Apollo is fired up! Headed up top, lands on his feet when Bob charges in, roll through, schoolboy pin for two. Military press but his back gives out and both men crash to the mat!
Going for the press again and he hits the military press drop but Lashley rolls away from the standing moonsault. Step-up enzuigiri, Lio running interference, Crews throws him in but he’s got crazy evasions until he gets caught in the press, Bob thinks fast...
Bobby Lashley wins by pinfall with the spear.
Enter Seth Rollins. He has a tense moment with Bob on his way down the ramp, and he’s got a match against Drew McIntyre up next, after the break.
Back from commercial we get some hype for Total Bellas.
Seth Rollins is in the ring, microphone in hand.
He says today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even now, especially now we can learn a lot from him. One quote he saw today stuck with him, about how the measure of a man isn’t where he stands during times of convenience, but rather during times of challenge, and that struck him because his life’s been nothing but challenge lately.
Just a few months ago he had two titles and two brothers, and now he’s got no titles and a broken family. But in life we can’t focus on what we don’t have, we have to focus on what we do have, and what he has is his first and last love, pro wrestling. And as long as he has the ring under his feet, microphone in hand, and the fire in his eyes, he can tell you he’s going to win the Royal Rumble.
Even saying that sounds crazy, like a longshot, which it is, but he has to be honest-- he doesn’t give a damn because his whole life has been a longshot. He’s not your stereotypical WWE Superstar, not as big as Drew McIntyre or as powerful as Bobby Lashley, that’s not him. He’s just a kid from a small midwestern town and his folks were working class, and he could be working in a factory or a farm or driving a truck, and the only reason he isn’t doing that is because of his heart.
Call it what you want, but it’s not inside his chest, it’s ingrained in his soul and every fiber of his being. So yeah, it’s a longshot, thirty guys laying it all on the line, but when the dust settles, he promises us there’ll be one man left standing, and that man is him.
Enter Drew McIntyre.
He gets on the mic in the ramp and says he’s gonna beat Rollins tonight but after hearing what he said he has to offer a rebuttal. He’s an honest man and he won’t stand by while Seth lies to these people, and there’s a zero percent chance he wins the Rumble, and that’s because he’s a high flyer and inevitably he’ll be eliminated. But what would happen if he took that heart and passion and harnessed it, put it in the body of a 6’5”, 265lb terminator?
That’s Drew frickin’ McIntyre! But he knows how much this means to Rollins, and he hopes and prays that they’re in the ring together at the very end of the match, because he wants to look Seth in his eyes right before he throws him over the top rope, and he has to listen to the ring announcer say that Drew is the man that’s going to WrestleMania.
One more commercial break before the match, folks!
Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins
The match is in progress and Rollins clotheslines McIntyre to the floor before hitting a suicide dive! Back in, springboard clothesline, only a nearfall and Seth follows with a chop. Whip reversed, front kick, back elbow, back body drop sends Drew over the ropes and to the floor! Rollins climbs, alights on the post... AND MCINTYRE MOVES OUT OF THE AXEHANDLE, SENDING SETH CRASHING INTO THE BARRICADE!
Back in, bow-and-arrow over the ringpost, and Drew follows it up with a kneeling armbar. Jawbreaker, off the ropes, McIntyre cuts him off with a back elbow for a two count. A chop lays the Architect out, follow it with a stomp, but Seth blocks punches and fires his own back. Whip reversed, Flair Flip, Drew with the cover for two, another chop, a belly-to-belly suplex out of the corner and another two count for his trouble.
Back into the kneeling armbar, a kick to the ribs sends Rollins to the floor when he starts to get away and Drew follows out for a chop against the barricade and the inverted Alabama Slam on the floor before we go to break.
Back from commercial, both men are slowly rising and Rollins throws chops, ducking each of McIntyre’s. Off the ropes, Sling Blade, boot up, diving blockbuster for two! Jockeying for position, Seth reverses a powerbomb into a hurricanrana for two! Off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl Falcon Arrow... NOPE! Fired up, tuning up the band, kick to the midsection, Drew evadews Blackout, Seth lands on his feet on a back suplex and knees McIntyre into the corner.
Setting him up top, jockeying for position, gamengiri staggers Drew... SPIDER BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPERPLEX! Sit up on the charge, McIntyre fired up but he runs right into a superkick... NOT ENOUGH! Trading forearms and chops in the middle of the ring, headbutt connects and both men end up down and out! Fireman’s carry, Drew climbs up top and shifts his position... AVALANCHE AIR RAID CRASH GETS A TIGHT NEARFALL!
Doctor Bomb... STILL NO! Back and forth, Rollins capitalizes...
Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.
Commentary hypes up a women’s tag match for later.
We go backstage where the Revival are complaining about their woes of late to Vince McMahon. He asks what they’re proposing and they want one more title shot, with a special guest referee. Somebody who won’t get pushed around, they say, and Vince says he likes their work. Curt Hawkins rolls up and Vince tells him he’s not getting another match, he’s lost too much and he needs to find another line of work.
Vince offers him the special guest ref spot and the Revival are into it, shaking his hand before we go to break.
Back from commercial, Dean Ambrose gets a backstage promo.
He talks about Seth quoting Martin Luther King, Jr. but he’ll do him one better-- “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and him not being champ anymore is a pretty big injustice. He’s looking forward to seeing Rollins and Lashley in the Royal Rumble and he’s gonna kick both of them in the balls before dumping them over the top rope.
2018 was not his year, he spent the better part of it in a hospital after he literally drove his body into the ground, and he owes it to himself to win the Royal Rumble. It’ll be his shining moment, and he owns the Road to WrestleMania. Come Sunday, justice will be served.
Jinder Mahal & the Singh Brothers (Samir & Sunil Singh) vs. Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik, Kalisto, & Lince Dorado)
Dorado and Mahal to start, Jinder with a double leg in the corner, Lince with a leg kick but he runs into a slam and a reverse chinlock shortly thereafter. Tag to Samir, he gets dropkicked to hell and tags Sunil in. Back body drop, tag to Kalisto, scoop and a slam, off the ropes, pop-up falling splash into the running falling splash for one! Knucklelock, slaps to the cheswt, double jump flipping lucha arm drag, a plain arm drag into an armbar but Singh throws him through the ropes and to the floor.
Tag to Mahal, back inside for the cover, no dice. Reverse chinlock applied, tag back to Sunil and he grabs a side headlock. Tag denied, Kalisto whiffs a kick and Singh bumps anyway, the path is clear... tag made! Diving crossbody from Metalik, triangle dropkick, handspring into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, Samir can’t get in in time to break it up...
Lucha House Party win by pinfall with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Gran Metalik on Sunil Singh.
We get an EC3 video package and go backstage where he’s flexing in a mirror while Dana Brooke asks fitness questions. Elias walks by and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Elias is in the ring to sing us a song.
He plays a few bars instrumentally and launches into a variation on his usual “walk with Elias” schtick...
Until Baron Corbin interrupts to complain about things and tell the crowd they suck. He says Vince was right about Oklahoma being full of hillbillies and he’s not gonna sit here and let Elias play a song, so he’s coming down to put him in his place.
Elias says he’s not general manager anymore, so he’s gonna sing his song. Baron disagrees and the Drifter gets production to cut his mic! He launches into his song, which is about how Corbin sucks, has no chance of winning, and should shut up since nobody cares about him. Baron runs in, Elias swats the guitar at him, he runs away, and we’re told we have a match between them after the break, so thanks for that, WWE.
Baron Corbin vs. Elias
Back from commercial, the match is in progress and Elias does a rope-walk arm drag! Off the ropes, dropkick through the ropes, but on the floor Baron turns the tide and clobbers the drifter with punches on his return. Charging shoulders, slingshot, the Drifter with a knee, rolling cutter... NOPE! Kicks to the gut, whip attempt, chop, Baron catches him...
Baron Corbin wins by pinfall with End of Days.
Corbin celebrates at ringside and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss makes her entrance for another edition of A Moment of Bliss.
She has another exclusive, in the form of some of the participants for this year’s women’s Royal Rumble, including Bayley, Tamina, Lana, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Ember Moon, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Carmella, Alicia Fox, Natalya, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Nikki Cross, Naomi, Zelina Vega, and Charlotte Flair.
She introduces her guest, Nia Jax. Bliss wants to know who Nia would challenge if she won the Royal Rumble, but Ember Moon interrupts. She yanks the mic out of Jax’s hands and says she’s tired of sitting in the locker room waiting for an invitation that was never coming, so she’s making her claim-- this Sunday, she’s winning the Royal Rumble.
Enter Alicia Fox, who yanks the mic out of Moon’s hand and says she’s the captain of the division, so she’s setting the course for WrestleMania, and that’s gonna start by going through all of them on Sunday.
Enter Mickie James, who again takes the single mic and says they’re all cute but she’s stolen the show at WrestleMania before and she’s gonna do it again. They bicker and fight over the mic as a bunch of the rest of the roster come out and join the fun. Alexa stands on her chair and yells at them to stop because this is her show and if this breaks out in a brawl, they’re embarrassing themselves as women and ruining her reputation as a legitimate talk show host.
Of course, a brawl breaks out. They fight to the back through Gorilla, and the cameras go back to Bliss. She says the only thing she can say is that the women in this year’s Rumble are very passionate, but this is a show we won’t ever forget, since she announces that she’s competing in the match.
Enter Lacey Evans, who yanks the mic and knocks her own hat over her eyes in the process. She calls them a bunch of nasty, classless litlle girls and says luckily for the WWE Universe, none of them are winning the Royal Rumble, but rather her.
Heavy Machinery are shown walking backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Titus O’Neil gets a promo where he talks about how he believes in miracles and in himself, which is why he’s entering the Royal Rumble. A crew member interrupts and he gives the guy what for.
Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight) vs. the Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
Dozovic and Viktor to start, collar and elbow, Otis backs Ascension into the corner and they end up trading chops. Viktor smashes him into the corner, Dozer hypes up, shrugs off a waistlock, scoop, spin, and a slam, tag to Knight. Off the ropes, stereo headbutts! Tucky fired up, charges into a boot, Vik with chops, whip, springboard crossbody, tag back to Dozovic.
Bushwhacker march, off the ropes, stereo body avalanches, they knock Konnor down when he comes in, Otis with a little dance into an elbow drop, back elbow for Viktor, fired up, Dozer slapping his biceps... HE’S DOING THE WORM INTO AN ELBOW DROP, IT’S THE CATERPILLAR! Tag to Knight, World’s Strongest Slam clutch...
Heavy Machinery win by pinfall with the Compactor on Viktor.
Commentary informs us that the Revival’s title shot is up next, after the break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) vs. the Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Wilder and Gable to start, Dash gets a wristlock and wrenches it in. Roll through escape, drop toehold into an armbr and a tag to Roode but special guest referee Curt Hawkins points out he wasn’t holding the tag rope! Dawson tags in, passing Chad into the turnbuckles, following it with chops that send the Olympian to the floor. Chad throwing forearms, into the ropes, Scott drops him with an uppercut and clears the apron!
Double whip for Bobby, he sidesteps and Gable takes both of ‘em out with a diving double clothesline! Stereo exploder suplexes, Chad off the ropes, back body drop tope and Dawson decks him with a lariat to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Gable ducks a lariat and hits a back suplex on Dawson. Reaching, crawling, Wilder tags in, blocks the tag, back suplex, Chad lands on his feet and gets the tag! Roode in hot with lariats, whip into a back body drop, he catches Scott into an exploder suplex and is fired up! Shoulder thrust in the corner, to the second, nobody home, lariat sends Scott to the floor and he catches Dash with the spinning spinebuster!
Wilder rolls to the apron and counters a suplex into a crossbody, Dawson with a foot on the ropes and special guest referee Curt Hawkins sees it and calls the count off! Glorious DDT denied, O’Connor roll for two and Scott gets the cheap shot, folding press, feet on the ropes, again Hawkins catches him! Arguing about it, tag to Dawson, double whip, scouted, blind tag from Gable!
Diving crossbody, roll through, handful of tights and Curt calls the pin off again! Kick to the gut, dump to the apron, again arguing with Hawkins and Gable gets a shoulder thrust into a springboard sunset flip. Wilder tries to block it...
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable win by pinfall with a sunset flip from Gable on Scott Dawson to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
The Revival bicker with Hawkins and end up beating him down! ZACK RYDER MAKES THE SAVE! MAJOR BROTHERS FOREVER! Ryder dumps Wilder and Dawson in turn and stands tall with his old partner!
Commentary shills for the WWE Network some more.
We go backstage where Ronda Rousey is interviewed about her tag team match tonight.
She says she’s been thinking and trying to figure out any reason why she might owe Sasha Banks an apology and she’s come to the conclusion she doesn’t owe her a damn thing. She’s been nothing but respectful and has gotten nothing but resentment in return, and if Sasha is the best where is her desire to prove it? She’s too busy traveling the world like a boss that she can’t be champion.
At Royal Rumble, she’s gonna show her that she’s the Boss’s Boss, the HBIC, and the Raw Women’s Champion.
She makes her entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
After introductions, Sasha Banks gets on the mic and asks Ronda who the hell she thinks she is. She gives her own credentials and says she did all that while Rousey came in and got handed everything. She wants to talk about their desire? She doesn’t need to tell the world about Banks because the world already knows, and she earned her opportunity by making Nia tap out, just like she’s doing to Ronda at the Royal Rumble.
Boss & Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks) vs. Natalya & Ronda Rousey
Banks and Natalya to start, Sasha with a cheap shot on Rousey and she takes Nattie right down into a hold. Shift to a wristlock, tag to Bayley, short double whip into the corner and a double suplex for one. Throwing Neidhart into the corner, double whip into a double hip toss, sliding elbow and a knee and Ronda comes in and takes Bayley down! Judo throw on Banks, they stand tall and jaw as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Natalya has a waistlock on Bayley but the Hugger slips under, off the ropes, caught and driven into the corner for the tag to Rousey. Bear hug... HART ATTACK! Ronda jawing at Banks, referee John Cone struggling to restore order and Nattie tags in. Kicks on the floor, throwing Bayley back inside, wristlock, looking for an armbar but the Hugger blocks so she hits the snap suplex instead.
Stomping away, cover made for two, back on the wristlock, tag to the Boss! Forearm, Bayley with a Mafia kick and Sasha hits slingshot knees for two of her own. Jawing at Ronda, pass into the corner, tag back to Bayley and a quick tag as she snaps a avalance Frankensteiner off. Meteora... NOPE! Banks kicks Rousey off the apron but Neidhart gets an electric chair drop, tag, roll-through into a fireman’s carry but Sasha escapes.
Backslide for two, kick to the arm, Russian legsweep into the crossface! Wrenching back, Ronda’s crawling, stretching, reaching and Nattie breaks it up! Banks throws her to the floor, Rousey with a schoolboy, nope, front kick, Ronda fired up but she runs into a boot and a tag! Lungblower, Bayley-to-Belly countered into a Judo throw, cover gets two.
Rousey with knee lifts, boot into the corner, jawing before charging in for a flurry of punches. Throwing the Hugger aside, flying armbar attempt but Bayley counters with a leg pick and gets the tag! The Boss up top, diving axehandle, but Ronda gets the armbar! She’s not got all of it, Banks rolls to the ropes for the break and lands an upkick that sends the champ scurrying for a tag.
Neidhart with a snap suplex back inside, running stomp to the back of the head, basement dropkick, pick the legs, the Sharpshooter is on but Bayley breaks it up! Clear the apron, Natalya with a discus lariat, she goes back to Sasha, powerbomb countered, knee strike, lungblower...
Boss & Hug Connection win by submission with the Bank Statement from Sasha Banks on Natalya.
Ronda immediately checks on her pal as Sasha and Bayley celebrate.
Banks gets in Rousey’s face and they jaw at each other while Bayley and referee John Cone try to separate them.
That’s the show, folks.