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Monday Night Raw (2/18/2019): Recap & Results

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (2/18/2019) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST.

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (2/18/2019) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Time for the fallout after last night’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Triple H comes out to the ring. He starts trying to put over the upcoming WrestleMania show and also recounts the events from last night’s Elimination Chamber. When he remembers Kofi Kingston’s performance, the crowd chants Kofi’s name. H also points out that, despite Becky Lynch’s appearance being “pretty damn cool”, she will be arrested and prosecuted for disregarding her suspension. Then Triple H reveals that some of the top NXT stars will be making their Raw debuts tonight. Also, Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin will compete in a Tables Match, which will take place right now.

Tables Match: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin

Strowman has his ribs taped up after Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre ganged up on him last night. Corbin has considerable success, capitalizing on Strowman’s injury, but Strowman ends up putting Corbin through a table with a Running Powerslam.

Winner: Braun Strowman

As Strowman is heading to the back, he runs into Paul Heyman on the main stage. He grabs Heyman by the scruff and intimidates him a little bit before finally taking his leave.

Paul Heyman goes to the ring and cuts a promo extolling the virtues of his client The Beast Brock Lesnar.

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New Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor comes out to the ring. He starts cutting a promo but then Lio Rush comes out to interrupt him. Rush tells him he doesn’t deserve to be IC Champ. Then Bobby Lashley attacks Balor from behind and he and Rush beat down the new champ before Ricochet comes out to the rescue.

Tag Team Match: Finn Balor & Ricochet vs. Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush

This match was made during the break. Ricochet ends up securing victory for his team, hitting the 630 on Rush.

Winners: Finn Balor & Ricochet

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Drew McIntyre tells Triple H he wants an opportunity to prove himself against Seth Rollins. Dean Ambrose comes into the scene and says he’s got nothing to do tonight and then slaps McIntyre in the face to egg him on. Ambrose walks off and Triple H asks McIntyre if he still wants Rollins. McIntyre tells him to “change the damn match.”

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Tag Team Match: Lucha House Party vs. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins

Lucha House Party picks up the win after Hawkins is pinned, as usual.

Winners: Lucha House Party

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Heavy Machinery is interviewed on the main stage but Lacey Evans’ music hits and she comes out to join them. She walks down the aisle, strutting her stuff, and then back up again. Then Heavy Machinery does a strut of their own down the aisle and back again.

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Tag Team Match: WWE Tag Champs The Revival vs. NXT Tag Champs Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano

Ciampa & Gargano pick up the win over the champs in their big show debut.

Winners: Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano

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Inaugural Women’s Tag Team Champions The Boss’n’Hug Connection come out to the ring to cut a promo. As they’re about to leave, Nia Jax & Tamina come out to the main stage. Jax tells the champs that no one wants to listen to their pointless love-fest. Things almost come to a head and they sort of start to scrap but it ends suddenly and the segment is wrapped up.

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Singles Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose

McIntyre makes short work of Ambrose.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

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Singles Match: Elias vs. Aleister Black

Black nails Elias with the Black Mass for the 3-count.

Winner: Aleister Black

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Raw Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Ruby Riott

The two go back and forth and Ruby gets a number of near-falls. Rousey keeps managing to just barely get her shoulder up. Ruby even connects with a Riott Kick, but Rousey kicks out. Ruby goes to the top rope and leaps off to finish it. Rousey transitions into the Armbar, and the Riott Squad pulls their teammate to safety. Rousey jumps off the top rope out onto all three of them. Back in the ring and Rousey locks on the Armbar and forces Ruby to tap out.

Winner: Ronda Rousey

After the match, the Riott Squad tries to attack Rousey but she fights them off as the show comes to a close.

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