WWE RAW is live tonight from Amway Center in Orlando. Here's the latest from the WWE to get you ready for the show:
The big happenings booked for tonight include appearances on RAW from Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Braun Strowman, who is returning from elbow surgery, the RAW return of John Cena as well as a RAW Tag Team Championship lumberjack match between the champs Bobby Roode and Chad Gable and The Revival. Also, Alexa Bliss will become the first female Superstar to host a talk show "Moment of Bliss" starring special guest RAW Women's Champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey.
RAW Opening Segment
After an in memory to "Mean" Gene Okerlund: 1942-2019 visual, we go backstage to see Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley brawling. RAW superstars are trying to break them up, but to no avail. They fight through Gorilla Position and out onto the stage. Rollins knocks Lashley off the stage and dives onto him. They continue to brawl until Lashley throws Rollins onto the stage. The fight is finally broken up, and they’re brought to the back.
John Cena’s music hits, and the WWE legend makes his way to the ring for the first episode of RAW in 2019. Cena stands in the ring and gets his traditional mixed reaction. Cena welcomes everyone around the world to Orlando, Florida, Monday Night RAW, and the Road to WrestleMania. That’s why Seth Rollins is fighting for his life. Everyone knows at WrestleMania you either step up or get left out. Cena says he’ll be damned if he’s getting left out again this year. Cena will step up, and he’ll do it right now. On the Road to WrestleMania, there is one match that will give you a golden ticket to WrestleMania. That match is the Royal Rumble. In life, nothing is given away or handed to you. You work hard and earn every inch. Cena plans on earning his golden ticket. Cena is officially entering himself into this year’s Royal Rumble match.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage. McIntyre has been waiting for this moment for years. Unlike everyone else, he doesn’t care who Cena shares his bed with or his haircut. What McIntyre cares about is Cena’s 16 World Championships. McIntyre cares that Cena has main evented multiple WrestleManias. McIntyre cares that Vince McMahon called Cena the greatest of all time. McIntyre agrees with McMahon in that Cena is the greatest of all time. Cena asks what his point is. McIntyre says he has a reputation for taking out the greats. Maybe Cena can check out The Shield. Oh wait, McIntyre dismantled them. Maybe Cena could check with Dolph Ziggler. No, McIntyre destroyed him in a Cage Match last week. Maybe Cena could call Kurt Angle and ask how destructive McIntyre is. McIntyre submitted Angle with his own ankle lock. McIntyre says he is the most dangerous man in WWE. McIntyre is coming for Cena now.
Cena says he was feeling pretty good at the beginning of the show, but now there’s this. Now Cena is sad. What’s sad about this is that Cena has heard the same thing every week from practically every single superstar. Cena had to leave so they’d shut their mouths and think of a different promo. Cena asks what makes McIntyre any different from anyone else. A loud “Cena” chant picks up. McIntyre says he’ll keep it simple. They were all talk. McIntyre will show him. McIntyre takes off his jacket, so Cena removes his shirt.
Lio Rush comes out to the stage with Bobby Lashley. Rush says they have a situation. Seth Rollins has lost his mind. Rollins attacked Lashley with a chair last week and blindsided them this week. Rush says they’ll get a lawyer if something isn’t done about Rollins. Rush says the show is officially canceled. All of a sudden, Rollins attacks Lashley from behind. They brawl until Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose runs out. Cena runs over to make the save, so McIntyre attacks him. Finn Balor’s music hits, and he runs down. Balor takes McIntyre out with a Sling Blade and clotheslines him out of the ring. Balor then wipes everyone out with a somersault senton. We go to commercial.
John Cena, Seth Rollins & Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley & Intercontinental Champ Dean Ambrose
We join the match in progress. Cena leapfrogs Lashley and clotheslines him before tagging in Finn Balor. Balor comes off the top rope with a sledge to the arm. Lashley quickly takes him down and hits a scoop slam. Dean Ambrose tags in, but Balor quickly takes him down with a pair of arm drags. Ambrose has a whip reversed, but he tries for a sunset flip. Balor rolls through and dropkicks him in the face. Ambrose quickly powers him to the corner, and McIntyre tags in. McIntyre punches Balor down and applies a front facelock. McIntyre then hits an impressive vertical suplex for a two count. McIntyre talks a little trash, so Balor fights back. McIntyre quickly floors him and stomps away at him before taunting Cena. Lashley tags in and punches Balor in the ribs. Lashley applies a chin lock, but Balor fights up. Lashley quickly elbows him in the neck to take him down. Balor quickly fights out of a move, but Lashley stops him from making a tag. Lashley sends Balor to the corner, but Balor boots him back and fights off the heel side. Lashley quickly stops the tag and powers him to the corner for some shoulder thrusts. Ambrose tags in and wildly stomps away at Balor. Balor boots Ambrose back and hits an overhead kick.
Cena tags in and hits a pair of flying shoulder tackles and a back suplex powerbomb. Cena does the 5 Knuckle Shuffle and goes for an Attitude Adjustment on Ambrose. McIntyre blind tags in. Cena hits the AA on Ambrose and turns into a Glasgow Kiss from McIntyre. McIntyre picks up a two count. We go to a commercial break.
We come back from the break to see Cena elbow Lashley and hit Ambrose with a dropkick. McIntyre tags in, and he punches away at Cena. Cena fights back and hits the ropes, but McIntyre counters with a spinebuster and a jackknife pin for a two count. Lashley tags in and takes Cena down for a near fall. Lashley starts posing before blindsiding Rollins. Cena then floors Lashley with an AA. Both men are down. Ambrose manages to tag in, and he applies a sleeper hold to Cena. Ambrose takes him down and cinches in the hold. Cena soon fights up, but Ambrose knees him in the midsection to take him down. Ambrose drops an elbow, and Cena rolls out of the ring to recover. Ambrose follows him outside and sends him into the ring steps. And another commercial break.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose hit a snapmare on Cena and pick up a two count. Ambrose applies another sleeper hold, but Cena fights up. Ambrose is on his back, and Cena is walking to his corner. Ambrose quickly rakes the eyes and knocks Rollins off the apron. Ambrose and Cena then take one another out with a double clothesline.
Balor tags in, and he takes Ambrose down before knocking McIntyre off the apron. Balor takes Ambrose down and hits Lashley with a Sling Blade. Balor counters Dirty Deed with a leg sweep and a double stomp. Balor dropkicks Ambrose into the corner and hits the Coup de Grace. Balor then turns into a Claymore Kick from McIntyre! Balor is out, but he soon comes to.
Rollins and McIntyre are tagged in. Rollins hits a springboard clothesline and knocks Lashley off the apron. Rollins hits a step-up enzuigiri on McIntyre. McIntyre quickly drops him on the apron, so Rollins hits Lashley and Ambrose with an Asai Moonsault. Rollins goes for a springboard, but McIntyre moves. Rollins avoids a move from McIntyre and hits a falcon arrow for a near fall. The crowd is chanting, “Burn it down.” Rollins starts stomping the mat. Rollins kicks McIntyre in the midsection and hits the ropes, but McIntyre soon takes him out. McIntyre goes for an inverted Alabama Slam, but Cena comes in and hits him with an AA. Lashley then spears Cena out of nowhere. Rollins superkicks Lashley and goes outside to put McIntyre back in the ring. Rollins superkicks McIntyre and goes for a frog splash, but McIntyre moves. Ambrose tags in and goes for Dirty Deeds, but Rollins counters out and hits the Stomp for the win!
Winners: John Cena, Seth Rollins & Finn Balor
Rollins Demands Shot at Ambrose Backstage
Triple H is shown on the titantron talking to Bayley and Sasha Banks. Rollins is irate that he wasn’t watching the match and storms backstage. Rollins finds him and slaps the coffee cup out of his hand. Rollins says he wants Dean Ambrose tonight. Triple H grants him the match, but it’s Falls Count Anywhere. Triple H welcomes Rollins back and walks off.
Backstage with Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is walking backstage with a shirt that says “Mean Gene-O-Mania.” Hogan will celebrate the life of “Mean” Gene Okerlund, next. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a quick video of wrestling stars reacting to the passing of WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund on Twitter. The video shows their tweets along with a photo of Gene working with them, including Vince McMahon, The Rock, Triple H, WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin and others.
We go back to the ring and Mike Rome asks everyone to stand for a ten-bell salute to pay tribute to "Mean" Gene Okerlund.
Hulk Hogan Remembers "Mean" Gene Okerlund
The familiar "Real American" music hits as WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan makes his way out to a pop. Rome does the introduction. Hogan is wearing the Gene t-shirt with his red & yellow feather boa. The Hulkster hits the ring and does his signature poses for the crowd.
The music stops and fans start chanting for Hogan. Hogan says he came out here wide open in character tonight because that's exactly how "Mean" Gene would've wanted it. Hogan says Gene loved entertaining and he loved doing it for everyone in the WWE Universe. Hogan says Gene loved entertaining more than anything else. Hogan leads us to a video package of some of Gene's greatest moments, and various Legends commenting on him.
Hogan says Gene was truly one of a kind. Hogan says we all love Gene. Hogan says Gene isn't out here in the ring but he is here, in our hearts. Fans break out in a "thank you" chant for Gene now. Hogan asks the crowd if they want him to do it one more time. Hogan does a signature promo and says he knows Gene is in Heaven with the Hall of Famers, booking a tag match with Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior vs. Mr. Perfect and Roddy Piper, with Andre the Giant as the special referee, or breaking up a fight between Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan. Hogan said he heard the weights banging at the pearly gates but Gene doesn't have to get so swole because he has a choice between Mae Young and The Fabulous Moolah. Just a few "ooooo's" from the crowd at that last line. Hogan goes on with the promo and asks the others "up there" what they're going to do when Mean-Gene-O-Mania runs wild on them. Hogan's music hits again as the camera focuses on the Gene tribute graphic that's been on the big screen. We go to commercial.
When we return, the Lumberjacks at ringside are Heath Slater and Rhyno, The B-Team, The Ascension, and Lucha House Party.
RAW Tag Team Championship Lumberjack Match
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Revival
On the Christmas Eve edition of RAW, The Ascension were beat in a Tag Team Championship match, but the legal man wasn’t pinned.
Bobby Roode will start against Dash Wilder. They lock up, and Wilder shoulder blocks him down for a one count. They trade holds before Roode applies a side headlock. Wilder whips him off, but Roode catches him with a Glorious DDT attempt. Wilder gets out and leaves the ring, but Slater and Rhyno put him back in the ring. Scott Dawson tags in, but Roode takes him down. Chad Gable tags in, but Dawson hits a stiff elbow to take him down. Gable gets out of a suplex and rolls him up for a two count. Gable quickly leaps to the second rope and dives off with a cross-body block for a two count. Wilder tags in while Gable hits Dawson with a move. Roode and Gable knock The Revival out of the ring. The lumberjacks get The Revival back in the ring, so Roode and Gable knock them out of the ring again. Roode then gives Gable a back body drop out of the ring onto The Revival. Roode and Gable get them in the ring, but The Revival soon gets the advantage. Dawson gives Gable a vicious front suplex onto the top rope, sending him out of the ring. Dawson gets him in the ring for a two count. We go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Gable take Wilder down with an arm drag. Roode tags in and hits a pair of clotheslines on Wilder. Dawson blind tags in while Roode hits Wilder with a back body drop. Roode hits Dawson with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex and slams Wilder. Roode wildly takes The Ascension out. Roode hits Dawson with a spinebuster for a near fall. Roode and Gable go for the neckbreaker/moonsault combo, but Dawson gets out. Gable hits a moonsault and lifts Dawson. They hit a German Suplex/Blockbuster combo, but Wilder (just barely) breaks it up. Gable hits a rolling German Suplex on Dawson, but Wilder tags in. Wilder comes off the top rope and splashes Gable for a near fall. Dawson tags in and rolls up Gable for a two count. Gable and Dawson trade pins until Roode rolls Gable over. Dawson’s foot is on the bottom rope, but the referee doesn’t see it. The referee counts the pin.
Winners: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable retain the RAW Tag belts
The Revival are furious and plead their case to the referee.
Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman go face-to-face later tonight. We’ll also see Dean Ambrose defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Coming up next, Baron Corbin takes on Elias. We go to commercial.
Lars Sullivan, Lacey Evans, Heavy Machinery, Nikki Cross, and EC3 are coming to the main roster soon.
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”
Elias strums a chord and greets the crowd. Elias plays a riff and talks about his 2018. Elias started weeping uncontrollably thinking about the level of stardom he reached. Elias dropped a debut album and sold out Madison Square Garden. Elias has sold out places all around the world. It has all brought him here tonight to Orlando. There is a universal truth that follows him around everywhere. WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias says that fires him up. If you thought 2018 was great, it’s nothing compared to what he’s got lined up for 2019. On January 27, he’ll walk into Chase Field, enter and win the Royal Rumble.
Elias has enjoyed his own successes, but has also enjoyed the failures… of Baron Corbin. It wasn’t long ago that this guy was on top of the world. Now look at him: his life is a joke. Elias hasn’t forgotten all the times Corbin has wronged him. In fact, he wrote a song about it…
…but Baron Corbin comes out to the stage to cut him off. The crowd loudly boos him. Corbin says they can’t handle another mind numbing performance. The people have no idea what it’s like to have a job as respected and high stress as being the General Manager of Monday Night RAW. After everything he did, he should have everyone’s respect and admiration. They don’t understand, so they disrespect him. Corbin is sure they’d like him to go away, but he won’t. Corbin is entering the Royal Rumble and will win. Elias tells Corbin to do everyone a favor and shut his mouth.
Elias vs. Baron Corbin Elias applies a waistlock, but Corbin powers him to the corner. Elias chops him back and hits a mule kick. Elias then clotheslines him out of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Elias goes to the top rope and dives off to the floor onto Corbin! We take a commercial break.
We come back from the break to see Corbin knock Elias out of the ring and pose. Corbin drives Elias into the barricade and puts him in the ring. Elias fights out of the corner and whips him, but Corbin does his out and in clothesline for a near fall. Corbin tells the referee that he sucks. Corbin beats Elias down while the crowd chants, “You got fired.” Corbin comes off the top rope, but Elias knees him in the face.
Elias hits a running forearm and punches him down. Corbin reverses a whip to the corner, but Elias explodes out with a clothesline. Elias wildly punches him down before trying for an electric chair. Corbin gets out, but Elias hits a neckbreaker. Elias goes to the top rope, but Corbin moves. Corbin sends Elias into the referee, but he puts the brakes on. Corbin sends Elias shoulder-first into the ring post and hits End of Days for the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Backstage with the Intercontinental Champ
Dean Ambrose is angrily pacing backstage. Ambrose asks what the world is coming to. Ambrose never liked 6-man tags. Ambrose is the only man he trusts. He’s the moral compass and the last line of defense against Seth Rollins. Ambrose says he isn’t having fun or enjoying himself. It hurts him to hurt Seth. Ambrose did what he had to do to bring back balance to the WWE. Ambrose won’t let Rollins get the Intercontinental Championship back. It ends tonight. Ambrose will burn Rollins down.
Paul Heyman knocks on Brock Lesnar’s door. They’ll be out, next.
Brock Lesnar-Braun Strowman Universal Championship Promo
Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring. Strowman takes a microphone, but then gives it back and tears his shirt off. Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar appear on the titantron. Heyman introduces himself and Brock Lesnar. A monster standing in the ring looking for a face-to-face confrontation… is that what this is? Heyman knows Strowman was brought up in his household as a monster, but he’ll give him an education. Heyman knows how much money they’ve spent to hype up Lesnar in the ring with his Royal Rumble victim. Heyman says they need to understand “Card Subject To Change.” That change is for Strowman’s benefit. If Lesnar came down to the ring to get those hands, he wouldn’t have a victim at the Royal Rumble. Strowman would be destroyed. No need to thank him or Lesnar. Lesnar smirks at the camera.
Strowman says, “Hey, Beastie Boy. I’m waiting. I’m standing in the ring waiting for you.” Lesnar and Heyman look unimpressed. Strowman challenges Lesnar to get in the ring. Heyman asks if that’s the best he’s got. Strowman asks if Heyman’s ass gets jealous of his mouth with all the crap that comes out of it. All he’s heard is Lesnar doesn’t want to go face-to-face with the Monster Among Men. Strowman says Lesnar is hiding like a coward. If Lesnar came down right now, he’s not making it to the Royal Rumble. Everyone knows what happens when you Get These Hands. Lesnar says he’s going to see what he’s got to say. Heyman starts to freak out.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and he comes out to the ringside area. Lesnar walks around the ring and then walks up the ramp. Strowman says he will be crowned the new Universal Champion at the Royal Rumble. We go to a commercial break.
Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox with The Singh Brothers vs. Apollo Crews & Ember Moon
Crews dominates Mahal for a bit before knocking him out of the ring and hitting a plancha. Alicia Fox tags in, so Ember Moon comes in automatically. Moon takes Fox out and hits an Eclipse for the quick win.
Winners: Apollo Crews & Ember Moon
Alexa Bliss will debut her new talk show after the commercial break.
"A Moment of Bliss"
We go to the stage for the premiere of "A Moment of Bliss" with Alexa Bliss. Bliss has her own set on the stage. She insults the people of Orlando and hypes her new talk show segment. Bliss snaps for coffee and a staffer brings her cup out. She leads us to a video showing the first year that her first guest had. The video shows highlights of RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey's first year in WWE.
Bliss introduces her first guest and out comes Ronda Rousey. Rousey takes her seat and Bliss offers her hand for a shake but Rousey no-sells it. Bliss asks Rousey to tell us about her first year. Rousey thanks Bliss and the chants for Becky Lynch start up. Rousey says this year has been extraordinary but as champion, she wants to look forward, not back. Rousey says she wants to be a champion we can be proud of and in order for her to do that, she needs to chase with a vengeance. She gives major praise to Sasha Banks, while taking shots at Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. Bliss thought Rousey was setting her up with the praise. We hear Nia Jax gagging on a mic somewhere.
Jax interrupts the show and says it sounds like Rousey has a girl crush on Banks. Jax asks Rousey if she forgot about her. Jax says they have unfinished business. Jax says she wasn't her best at WWE TLC but that was way back in 2018. Jax says Seth Rollins is getting his rematch tonight, so she thinks she deserves one as well. Jax asks Rousey when she will get the rematch. The music interrupts and out comes Banks. Banks says she's honored to hear those words from Rousey and she agrees with looking forward. Banks says she would love to face Rousey for the title. She says it would be her honor to teach Rousey how to lose with dignity and class. Rousey laughs. Jax gets in Banks' face and reminds h er there's a 300 pound Samoan in her face, one who can break her face. Jax tells Banks to get to the back of the line. Banks calls her a b---h and asks what line. Jax says she is the line. Banks says she will beat Jax right now and the winner will face Rousey. Banks drops the mic and marches to the ring. Jax takes one of the talk show seats and gets comfortable. She says not right now, she is the b---h but... Banks waits in the ring. We go to commercial.
RAW Women's Championship No. 1 Contenders Match: Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks
Back from the break and the match is underway as the bell rings. Nia Jax and Sasha Banks go at it with a Royal Rumble title shot on the line, according to Cole. They go to the floor and Banks jumps off the steps but Jax catches her. They end up bringing it back into the ring as Banks unloads for a pin attempt.
Banks tries to keep the momentum going but Jax counters. Banks tries for the guillotine in the middle of the ring but Jax hangs on. Jax powers up with a big vertical suplex. Tamina Snuka looks on from ringside in support of Jax.
Jax sends Banks to the corner and drops her. Banks ends up laid out on the floor after getting smashed in the face. Snuka looks to approach Banks at ringside but Bayley runs up and unloads on her. Snuka sends Bayley into the barrier and takes her down. Jax stops Banks from attacking and works her over. Jax presses Banks high in the air and walks several feet over to a production area case, pressing Banks onto the top of the case. Jax smiles and returns to the ring as the referee counts.
Banks makes it back to the ring right before the 10 count. Jax keeps control and hits a sitdown powerbomb for another close 2 count. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Jax has Banks up in a Torture Rack. Banks fights free and tries to mount some momentum. Banks drives Jax face-first. Banks with more offense and a knee to the face for a 2 count. Banks goes to the top and hits the Meteora to Jax for a 2 count. Jax avoids the Banks Statement. Jax goes for the Facebreaker but can't get it. They tangle and Jax nails the Samoan Drop for a 2 count.
Jax with more offense and a big splash in the corner to drop Banks. Jax goes for the second rope Samoan Drop but Banks resists. Jax kicks her away. Banks comes back fighting again. Banks climbs up for a superplex but Jax catches her on her shoulders. Jax brings Banks down hard over the top rope with her neck hitting first. Jax laughs as Banks is laid out. Jax wastes some time and covers for a 2 count. Jax misses the leg drop and Banks starts to make her comeback.
Snuka gets a cheap shot in from ringside but Bayley comes over and attacks her. Bayley sends Snuka into the barrier. Jax charges on the apron but Banks moves. Jax runs into the ring post. They end up on the apron again. Banks tries to bring Jax to the floor for a hurricanrana but Banks lands hard face-first on the floor. Banks ends up coming back in over the top and applying the Banks Statement in the middle of the ring. Jax taps out and Banks is going to the Rumble.
Winner and New No. 1 Contender: Sasha Banks
After the match, Banks celebrates and stands tall to a pop as her music hits. Jax isn't happy. Bayley comes in to celebrate with Banks.
We see Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose backstage preparing for the main event. Back to commercial.
Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
Back from the break and out first comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose for tonight's Falls Count Anywhere main event. Ambrose is walking down the ramp when Seth Rollins attacks from behind. They fight to the ring and the match officially starts as the bell hits.
Rollins takes control early on and goes for a pin attempt on the floor. Rollins sends Ambrose into the crowd and follows, beating him through the crowd and the production area. Ambrose tries to escape, throwing chairs in the way. Ambrose goes to the backstage area and Rollins follows. Rollins sends Ambrose into ladders that are stood up. Rollins stays on top of Ambrose. Ambrose moves out of the way when Rollins tries to push a big structure into him. Ambrose manages to drop Rollins on top of a set of production cases for a close 2 count. Ambrose with more weapons on Rollins for another pin attempt in the back. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins is in control. We see how Rollins slammed Ambrose through an announce table during the break. Ambrose and Rollins trade shots in the crowd now, fighting back toward the ring. Rollins launches himself at Ambrose with a clothesline. Rollins covers for a 2 count in the crowd. Ambrose retreats once again but Rollins follows. Rollins with a big shot to the nose. Rollins brings the fight back over the barrier at ringside. Ambrose grabs a steel chair and lays Rollins out for a 2 count at ringside.
Fans chant for tables now. Ambrose peels back the ringside padding to expose the concrete. Ambrose mounts Rollins and unloads with punches, talking some trash to his former partner. Ambrose brings Rollins over to the exposed floor, saying this is for old times. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds on the concrete but Rollins back-drops him on the concrete instead.
They bring it back in and Ambrose drops Rollins with a thumb to the eye. Ambrose goes to the top but Rollins leaps up to him out of nowhere. Rollins with a superplex and a Buckle Bomb for a pop. Rollins cranks up now as the "burn it down!" chant starts. Rollins nails the Stomp. Rollins goes for the pin but Bobby Lashley pulls him out of the ring to boos. Lashley scoops Rollins and rams him into the barrier twice. Lio Rush looks on. Lashley with a big overhead throw to Rollins on the floor. Lashley rolls Rollins back in the ring as a "Lashley sucks!" chant starts up..
Lashley with a Dominator to Rollins in the middle of the ring. Lashley stalks Rollins as fans boo. Ambrose is still laid out from the Stomp. Lashley nails Rollins with a Spear as he tries to get back up. The boos continue. Ambrose finally gets up and slowly crawls over to Rollins, making the pin to retain.
Winner: Dean Ambrose retains the Intercontinental belt
After the match, Ambrose grabs his title and rolls out of the ring as his music hits. Rush exposes more of the concrete at ringside. Rush also pulls a table from under the ring, sliding it in the ring to Lashley. Lashley and Rush position the table in the ring as Rollins tries to recover on the mat. Lashley lifts Rollins and drives him through the table. We go to replays from the end of the match. Lashley and Rush stand tall over Rollins as Lashley's music plays. The first RAW of 2019 goes off the air with Lashley posing over Rollins.