Welcome everyone to the Woodward Sports WWE Monday Night Raw recap. Of course, I’m not going to bore you with full details of every match but I am going to give you highlights from the night. As well as, what I think could happen in some of these storylines.
This weeks episode of Monday Night Raw comes to us live from Cincinnati, Ohio. Which is less than two weeks aways from The Royal Rumble. All the while the WWE is still looking to get all their matches right for the big show. So, let’s get into it.
The Usos and Solo Sikoa open up Raw. Claiming that they will retain their tag titles next week against whoever wins tonight between The Judgement Day and Alpha Academy. They also made an announcement that they have something huge planned for Raw’s 30th anniversary episode. Every generation of the Bloodline will be on the show, fingers crossed, we will get to see The Rock next week, getting the train going on what could be Wrestle Mania’s main event. Judgement Day breaks up the Usos banter, a stare down and fight breaks out right before Solo goes on to defeat Mustafa Ali.
During the show we get more vignettes of Cody Rhodes. With breaking news that he will be making his return at the Royal Rumble next Saturday. Maybe winning it too with all this hype around him week to week.
Here are the results of the other matches that happened from the show:
The Street Profits def. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin via pinfall
Omos def. Elias via pinfall
The Judgement Day def. Alpha Academy via pinfall
Mia Yim def. Iyo Sky via pinfall
Bronson Reed def. Akira Tozawa via pinfall
MNR 30th Anniversary
The hype around Monday Night Raws 30th anniversary episode grows as Adam Paerce says it’s going to be unforgettable. Also, on MNR Becky Lynch threw down a challenge to Bayley and now a steel cage match between them is set for next weeks special event! I also know that the Heartbreak Kid, and Shawn Michaels will be in attendance. From the graphics played during the show we may also see Ric Flair, the Undertaker, Kurt Angle, and The Bella Twins. It should be a phenomenal show, with the return of all these legends who are showing their appreciation. We may even get a Vince McMahon siting given all the news thats happened the past two weeks.
Alexa bliss and Bianca Belair had a war of words before Bliss accepted her challenge for the Raw Women’s title at the Royal Rumble. Words soon turn into punches as both battle around the ring and into the crowd. As bliss hits a DDT on Bianca to the floor. We get an appearance from a smokey silhouette of Uncle Howdy in a doorway right as they cut to a break. I have no idea where they are going with this story of Alexa, Bray Wyatt and Uncle Howdy. Yet, I’ve been impressed with how perfectly placed everything is in this storyline.
Finally, the main event of the night!!! A 6 man elimination match for a shot at the United States Championship. Involving Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin, Finn Balor, The Miz and Dolph Ziggler. Austin Theory was there to watch the show but later got involved in the match. This match took over the last hour of Raw and had a lot of moving parts which was a little hard to follow along watching at home. Yet the crowd seemed to be into it and loved every moment.
First, Seth Rollins stomps out The Miz. Balor and Corbin worked together for awhile against Rollins and Ziggler with Lashley down outside of the ring. Ziggler, Corbin and Balor were eliminated next, leaving only Lashley and Rollins. Omos and MVP showed up at ringside to a confuse Bobby Lashley, making him wonder what their motive was. Seth took out Omos and Theroy for interfering and got nailed with a spear from Lashley ending the match. Setting the stage for next week’s championship match between Bobby Lashley and Austin Theory at Raw 30.
Next Mondays Raw is War 30th anniversary special can go either one of two ways. It’ll either be amazing with a lot of surprise segments or it will be boring with stale segments. Bringing the legends back for short on screen pops. We’ll just have to wait and see but I’m excited for another milestone in WWE history.