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Monday Night Raw (2/25/2019): Recap & Results

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (2/25/2019) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST.

Ringside Intel brings you a recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (2/25/2019) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Roman Reigns will be live with an update on his condition. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Roman Reigns comes out to the ring. He wants to address his Leukemia and the prospects of his return. Reigns says back in October he was scared to deliver the sad news. He was insecure. He didn’t know how people would react. But the fans have overwhelmed Reigns with their support. So he thanks everyone for everything they’ve done. He tells everyone that he can accomplish anything with the type of love and support he’s received from people. The crowd chants Reigns’ name as he takes it in for a moment.

Reigns says what’s important to him is getting in that ring each and every night. And if he can get in that ring, he will take the opportunity to use it as a platform to raise awareness for people who are in need, just like he was. And now, Reigns asks the audience if they are ready for the update. They all chant “Yes!” Reigns says that they didn’t just swing for the fences, they hit a home run. He is very pleased to announce that he is in remission. The crowd goes ballistic as everyone erupts into cheers and celebration. Reigns says “The Big Dog is back!” and the crowd starts howling “Welcome back!”

Reigns thanks everyone one more time and says he loves them all.

As Reigns is making his way back up the aisle, Seth Rollins’ music hits and the Shield brothers have an embrace on the main stage.

***

Tag Team Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Tag Champs The Revival

Black ends up delivering a Black Mass to the chin of Scott Dawson for the finish.

Winners: Aleister Black & Ricochet

***

Elias is in the ring about to play a song but then Lacey Evans’ music interrupts. She does a catwalk down the aisle and back up again to the back. Before Elias can start again, Dean Ambrose’s music interrupts. He comes out and demands a rematch with Drew McIntyre in a No Disqualification match. Then he and Elias have some banter in the ring before Ambrose spikes Elias with a Dirty Deeds.

As Elias is coming to, The Riott Squad’s music hits and they come out to force an end to Elias’ segment.

Tag Team Match: Raw Women’s Champ Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad

Becky Lynch shows up in violation of her suspension and ends up cracking a crutch over Natalya’s back, causing a disqualification.

Winners: Ronda Rousey & Natalya (DQ)

As the match is waved off, Rousey charges at Becky and a massive brawls ensues as officials rush out and try to keep the two women separated. The commentators point out that Becky will once again face repercussions for her actions. Eventually, even police officers are seen trying to restore order.

Ronda Rousey remains in the ring and she calls Vince McMahon out to the ring. Instead, she gets Stephanie McMahon. Rousey implores Stephanie to reinstate Becky. Rousey has had it and wants her at WrestleMania. Stephanie says it’s not that easy. Becky has now been arrested. Rousey says she’ll drop the charges and do whatever she has to. Steph repeats that it’s just not that easy. She says Becky Lynch did this to Becky Lynch.

Rousey says Steph is supposed to do what’s best for business. And this is best for business. Think what this would mean. The first women to headline WrestleMania. Think what it would mean to Steph’s legacy, Rousey pleads. Steph once again gives her a hard no. Rousey says that’s not good enough. Steph says Rousey has a bad attitude. Rousey says she’s not Steph’s little worker, this is about the championship. If Steph won’t do what is right for the championship, then Rousey doesn’t want to hold that title.

Rousey drops the title at Steph’s feet and tells her to do the right thing. Then she leaves Steph standing there in the ring with the belt at her feet.

***

Jinder Mahal is in the ring and he’s upset that he wasn’t invited to Ric Flair’s birthday party tonight. He challenges anyone in the back to a match right now. Kurt Angle answers to an ovation.

Singles Match” Jinder Mahal vs. Kurt Angle

Angle pulls out the victory.

Winner: Kurt Angle

After the match, Angle hits Sunil Singh with a German suplex.

***

Alexa Bliss comes out for A Moment of Bliss and her guest this evening is Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor. Bliss says the belt covers Balor’s abs and she wants to see them. If Balor shows his abs, Bliss says she’ll show her… But suddenly Lio Rush’s music interrupts and the world lets out a sigh. Rush tries to bargain a title shot for Bobby Lashley but Balor interprets it that Rush should get the title shot instead. After a bit of goading, Rush says he’ll do it. And that match will happen right now.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Finn Balor (c) vs. Lio Rush

Balor pulls out the win with a Coup De Grace after a back and forth tilt.

Winner: Finn Balor (c)

***

Bobby Lashley gives Rush a hassle over getting himself a title shot and not him. He asks Rush if he can trust him and Rush assures him he can.

Singles Match: Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) vs. Braun Strowman

The match never officially begins and Strowman leaves after laying Rush and Lashley to waste at ringside.

No Winner

No Disqualification Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose

The match is going back and forth until Elias comes out to interfere, clobbering Ambrose across the back with a guitar. McIntyre closes the deal with a Claymore Kick for the 3-count.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the match, Lashley and Corbin come out and there is a 4-on-1 beatdown on Ambrose. But then Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns come out to the main stage and the crowd goes wild. Reigns and Rollins look at each other, nod, and charge the ring. Reigns starts landing Superman Punches left and right. Rollins and Reigns dispatch all the heels, ending with a big Spear by Reigns to McIntyre.

***

Singles Match: Bayley (with Sasha Banks) vs. Nia Jax (with Tamina)

Bayley picks up the win with a flying elbow off the top rope.

Winner: Bayley

***

The show concludes with Ric Flair’s 70th birthday celebration in the ring. The ceremony has all the fanfare but when Ric Flair’s music plays, he never emerges. Backstage is shown and Batista drags Flair out of his dressing room aggressively, seemingly having beaten on him a bit. Batista stands over Flair and looks at the camera. He asks Hunter if he’s got his attention yet. Triple H runs to the back toward where Ric Flair is now being tended to by officials.

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