WWE Monday Night RAW took place from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Here’s all the action that went down last night.
Braun Strowman won a Gauntlet Match among the Men’s Elimination Chamber Match competitors
Monday Night RAW kicked off with a huge match, as the greatest contenders on team red battled it out for a chance at glory. In a but that was fueled by equal parts ambition and pandemonium, this prelude to the Elimination Chamber saw plenty of superstars risk everything in a gauntlet run. What began with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, continued for over an hour as the Kingslayer managed to eliminate his Shield brother, before defeating John Cena with a dreaded Curb Stomp.
Elias would be next, finding the perfect moment to strike as the battered Rollins risked everything with a dangerous gamble that failed to pay off. With the Drift Away locked in and the legendary performance of Rollins done for the night, it was time for Finn Balor to throw his considerable skill into the ring as he targeted the bruised ribs of the maniacal troubador with a perfect Coup De Grace that eliminated him.
Next on the list was The Miz, whose savvy in-ring skill and use of his Miztourage at ringside, saw him take down Balor with the dreaded Skull-Crushing Finale. The match was at this point out of men to challenge The Miz. But it wasn’t out of monsters. With the arrival of Braun Strowman, The Miz saw his fortunes reversed as the gift of destruction bulldozed through The Miztourage with Running Powerslams, powered his way out of a Skull-Crushing Finale and finished the A-Lister off for the night.
One of the longest matches in RAW history had finally come to an end, with the monster amongst men standing tall atop a mountain of bodies. A feat that Strowman claims he’ll repeat at the Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
Nia Jax attacked Asuka
Is Asuka ready for Nia Jax? That was the question that the Empress of Tomorrow had to ask herself, as she found herself blindsided by her Elimination Chamber opponent Nia Jax, as the Irresistible Force ambushed the undefeated challenger. While Asuka did go down fighting, it seemed as if all her offense had zero effect on her foe, whose sheer power and deadly Samoan Drop finisher saw Asuka destroyed within the ring.
Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews def. Sheamus and Cesaro
In the tag team division, new challengers have arisen to threaten the reign of The Bar. Originally written off as a nuisance by Sheamus and Cesaro, Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews have morphed into a credible threat as last night saw the team of Titus Worldwide clash in a non-title match against the champs.
Using brawn and brain, the duo of O’Neil and Crews ran home to victory when they used Cesaro’s momentum against him as Crews trapped the Swiss Superman with a sneaky roll-up pin to secure a huge victory against the champs.
Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James def. Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose and Alexa Bliss
Absolution, thy time has come. With nowhere to run and with no chance of a surprise attack to soften up the RAW women’s division, the deadliest group in many a year joined forces with RAW women’s champion Alexa Bliss to take on Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James in a prelude to the Elimination Chamber that’ll feature the lethal ladies.
With high-risk attacks flying everywhere and pins constantly being broken up, it was Sasha Banks who scored the deciding victory as she locked Bliss into the Banks Statement. Tapping out, Absolution then pounced on the battered ring warriors and looked ready to demolish Bliss. Mickie James jumped into the fray however, teaming with Bliss to clear the ring and leave it shaking with a monstrous double DDT on Sonya DeVille that sent Absolution running.
Last Updated: February 20, 2018