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WWE Monday Night Raw February 26, 2018 Results and Review
The show opened up with highlights from the last night, and it wasn’t half bad. I loved the show, I think, it’s been 24 hours removed, but I enjoyed it enough. Tonight’s show opens up with Alexa Bliss and Mickie James coming down to the ring, and baiting Asuka. Once she came down Nia Jax showed up and start to beat her down, and that made a match happen as a result.
Asuka, Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, and Mickie James
This was an interesting match, although I am tired of the same formula on both shows, six man tags all the time. It’s about time we get something different, and more than just “one” match a night with the women. It seems like they are lumped into one match and then the rest of the show they are forgotten. There should be more than “one” story line featuring the women going on, and in this match they tried to do that.
Asuka would get the win of course, but not without Sasha Banks getting betrayed by Bayley. She refused to tag her partner in, and let her get beat down. It was interesting to see that dynamic, although Bayley came back to help Asuka. This will no doubt lead to a match between the “friends”, I’m sure.
John Cena cuts a promo.
John Cena said he was going to end up on Smackdown and get a shot at getting a match on Mania. This wasn’t bad, but I didn’t care too much. The Undertaker match isn’t going to happen, for now.
Bray Wyatt challenged Matt Hardy again.
Why? This is a dead feud to me.
Seth Rollins defeated The Miz in a non-title match
The Miz was supposed to find out who he was going to face at Mania, but instead got Rollins in a singles match. This was a good back and forth match, with one hell of a move from Rollins. He hit a frog splash from three quarters of the ring away from Miz. It was amazing to see. Seth Rollins dropped a serious amount of offense and got the pinfall from the Miz.
As soon as the match was over, Finn Balor showed up and took away his thunder.
Finn Balor defeated The Miz in a non-title match
The next thing that you found was that The Miz got his cronies to get a DQ finish, but then Kurt Angle appeared on screen and said that he would have to face off against Finn straight up. The two had a fast paced match, but Balor would get the big win. Finn Balor pushed it through and would hit a nice match with a quality finish. The Miz loses again.
Roman Reigns cut a promo.
Roman Reigns did the same promo that John Cena did against The Rock, oh well.
The Bar defeated Titus Worldwide
This was a fast paced match with The Bar getting a quick pin at first, and then after that, the Titus Worldwide crew threw down some nice back and forth. But to no avail, because The Bar was able to throw down a great deal of offense and of course their finisher for another win. They then cut a promo and said that no one is left. I think they may be right.
Braun Strowman defeated Elias by Disqualification
Elias kept evading Strowman after he did his song to start. Elias was running around the ring and eventually went under it. Braun pulled him out and Elias had a fire extinguisher and kaboom, he hit him with the smoke, and that got him disqualified. Elias then ran, but Strowman kept chasing him and said that he wasn’t finished with him yet.
I suspect a guitar on a pole match is coming.
Ronda Rousey confronted Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
This had Ronda Rousey on the mic, which was bad. Kurt Angle caught a right hand from Triple H, and that was that. Stephanie apologized to Ronda, Kurt said he lied, and that was the end of Raw.
The night wasn’t too bad. There was a lot of wrestling shoved into the time slot, but there was a lot to be desired. I didn’t hate the night, but where was the rest of the tag division? Why did Cena and Reigns talk so much? Heck, why was the main event not a wrestling match? Oh well. This wasn’t half bad, but it wasn’t great either.