Ricochet and Aleister Black will be in action, next. But more commercials now.
Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Chad Gable & Bobby Roode
Aleister Black starts off against Chad Gable. Gable quickly takes him down and tags in Bobby Roode. Black flips over them, throws Gable out of the ring, and strikes Roode down. Black hits the ropes, but Roode hits a spinebuster for a two count. Roode kicks him and wrenches the arm before powering him into the corner. Roode chops the chest and hits a suplex. Roode tags in Gable and flips him onto Black for a two count. Gable ties Black up in a submission. Roode tags in and stomps Black before hitting a backbreaker for a two count. Roode then applies a grounded bear hug. Black fights up and rolls him up for a two count. Black avoids a charge and tags in Ricochet.
Ricochet takes Roode down and dropkicks Gable. Ricochet hits a hurricanrana on Roode before jumping over him. Gable tags in and catches Ricochet. Gable and Roode hit a German Suplex/blockbuster combo for a near fall. Ricochet soon makes a comeback and takes Gable down with a clothesline. Ricochet gets out of a Glorious DDT and rolls him up for a two count. Black tags in and kicks Roode. Ricochet hits a modified GTS on Roode. Black then connects with the Black Mass for the win.
Winner: Aleister Black & Ricochet
RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival attack Black and Ricochet from behind.
Kurt Angle will address his future later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll hear who will be the host of WrestleMania on A Moment of Bliss.
A Moment of Bliss
Alexa Bliss comes out for A Moment of Bliss. She says everyone is buzzing over her announcement of the host of WrestleMania. Hosting WrestleMania is a big deal. They’ve had Kim Kardashian, The Rock, and The New Day. This year’s host of WrestleMania will be… Alexa Bliss. A “You deserve it” chant lightly picks up, and Bliss says she knows she deserves it. This has been your Moment of Bliss.
Video Package: Colin Jost and Michael Che are the guest correspondents of WrestleMania and got into some trouble last week on RAW
Braun Strowman Backstage Destroying Things
Braun Strowman is backstage with Charly Caruso. She asks if what Colin Jost said was deserving of having him jacked up by his neck. Strowman says that guy has to stay away from him. A stagehand says Strowman’s car is here. Strowman asks, “What car?”
We go outside and see Braun Strowman standing in front of a red sports car with the stagehand. There is a red bow on the car. The stagehand reads a letter from Colin Jost. It’s a present to show no hard feelings. Jost writes that he hopes he treats it better than Mr. McMahon’s limo since there are no more title matches to be screwed out of. Strowman says he can’t even fit into the car and starts to destroy it. Strowman rips off the door, kicks out the front seat, punches the windshield, rips off the hood, and smashes off the bumper. Strowman tells the stagehand to tell Jost and Che that he’ll see them live from New York when they get these hands.
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”
Elias strums a chord and gets a big reception. Elias said he wouldn’t return to his hometown until he was a superstar people could believe in. Now here he is. Elias plays a riff and has one question for everyone here tonight: Who wants to walk with Elias? Elias says he’s surprised he turned out the way he did since statistics show most people from Pittsburgh are wastes of life. Everyone is miserable here. The miserable people hold the great people back. That is exactly the advice he gave to his good friend Antonio Brown. The crowd loudly boos that.
No Way Jose interrupts and dances his way down to the ring. Elias hits a baseball slide and throws him into the barricade. Elias punches down two members of the conga line before hitting Jose with Drift Away on the ramp. Elias gets in the ring while replays are shown of what just happened.
Video Package: Harlem Heat are the latest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2019
Lacey Evans struts around the stage. Nia Jax and Tamina make their entrance during this. Nia Jax takes on Natalya, next.
Photos are shown of Nia Jax and Tamina attacking Beth Phoenix before taking out Natalya, who ran down to help.
Natalya introduces Beth Phoenix, who will be at ringside.
Nia Jax with Tamina vs. Natalya with Beth Phoenix
No sooner does the match start, but Phoenix gets involved and attacks Jax. Phoenix powers Jax out of the ring and stands tall with Natalya.
Winner: Nia Jax by Disqualification
After Jax and Tamina go backstage, they get into a brawl with Sasha Banks and Bayley.
Batista steps out of a limousine. He’ll be out, next.
WrestleMania is 27 days away.
Triple H-Batista Confrontation
Triple H’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring dressed in his trademark leather jacket. Triple H appears ready for a fight.
Batista’s music hits, and he walks out onto a RAW stage for the first time since 2014. Batista is wearing a really sparkly sport coat. Batista looks back at the stage and security comes out to stand in front of him. Triple H smiles. Triple H and Batista are just staring at each other from afar. Triple H asks if he’s going to stand there looking like a nose ring model or get in the ring like he asked. Triple H asks if brought the security “to protect him from Batista.” Batista says he brought security because he’s not stupid. Batista learned from the two dirtiest players in the game: Triple H and Ric Flair. Batista asks where Triple H’s sledgehammer is. Triple H’s biggest mistake is underestimating him. They’ll do this on his terms. Triple H is going to give him what he wants. That’s why he’s here.
Triple H says he’s not going to give him a damn thing. How many times has Batista quit this company? Now he’s supposed to get handed stuff because he’s a big Hollywood star? Triple H isn’t going to give him anything. If Batista is too much of a coward to get in the ring, he’ll tear his way through the “Guardians of the Independent Scene” and tear Batista apart. Batista says he’ll be long gone by the time Triple H gets here. Batista did quit because he wanted to get as far away from Triple H as he could. Triple H always held him down, looked down on him, shut him out… Triple H knows what he wants. Triple H will give him what he wants or he’ll continue to hurt people he loves. Triple H isn’t going to give him anything except the beating he deserves. Triple H tells him to get in the ring. Batista says he knows Triple H wants it. Batista knows him. It’s killing him. Triple H wants to hurt him, but he won’t give it because he’s not in control. Batista screams to give him what he wants.
Triple H says he’ll give him the beating he deserves. Batista says he wants Triple H at WrestleMania. Triple H says he beat up a 70 year old man to get him at WrestleMania. If he wants him at WrestleMania… he’s on! The crowd cheers that. Batista looks taken aback and simply says, “Thank you. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. My one last match to end my career on my terms… and that one last match to end your career on my terms. I’ll see you at Mania.” Batista then walks off. Triple H calls after him. Triple H says he’ll see Batista at WrestleMania, but he better dig down deep inside and find whatever scrap is left of The Animal. When they get to Mania, it might be on his terms, but the match will be on his. Triple H tells Batista to bring everything he has because there will be no rules or restrictions. It will be No Holds Barred. Batista removes his sunglasses and looks teary eyed. Batista then walks off for good.
Kurt Angle will address his future, next.
Kurt Angle Announces Retirement Plans
Kurt Angle makes his entrance to a huge reception in his hometown. Angle says 23 years ago he left Pittsburgh to compete in the Olympic Games and won the Gold Medal with a broken freakin’ neck. That win led him to the WWE where he has traveled the world for 20 years. He’s faced and defeated every legend and Hall of Famer this business has to offer. No matter where he went, he always considered Pittsburgh his hometown. That’s why he wanted to save this announcement for tonight. Angle says, “At WrestleMania, I will compete in my farewell match.” Angle thanks WWE and the superstars, but most importantly every one of the crowd. Angle is getting emotional. They made it so much fun for him. Angle had the time of his life. A loud, “Thank you Kurt” chant picks up. Angle thanks them. It’s only right to have one last match right here in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Then it’s on to WrestleMania.
Kurt Angle vs. Apollo Crews
The bell rings, and they lock up. Crews applies a side headlock, but Angle whips him off. Crews shoulder blocks him down and hits the ropes. Angle hits a hip toss before taking him down for an arm bar. Crews fights up and puts him in the corner. Angle reverses a whip to the corner, but Crews boots him back. Angle comes back with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Crews avoids Angle and hits a dropkick for a two count. Crews connects with a suplex for a two count. Crews cinches in a chin lock. Angle fights up and elbows out. Angle and Crews trade punches before Angle catches him with a trio of German Suplexes for a near fall. Angle sizes Crews up for an Angle Slam. Crews counters into an arm drag and catches him with a step-up enzuigiri. Crews hits him with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Crews goes to the top rope, but Angle avoids a frog splash. Angle catches him with an Angle Slam for the win, the final win in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
Winner: Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle helps Apollo Crews up, and they embrace in the ring. Angle then celebrates in the ring and walks off triumphantly.
Baron Corbin Ambushes Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns makes his entrance for his first one-on-one match since his return from leukemia. Drew McIntyre attacks Reigns from behind and punches away at him. McIntyre then sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Reigns falls out of the ring. McIntyre goes outside to get him, but Reigns fights back. McIntyre then wipes him out with a Claymore Kick on the floor. McIntyre tells Reigns to get up and fight for him. Reigns slowly gets up, and McIntyre hits him with a Claymore Kick into the ring post! McIntyre says, “I promise you, Roman. This is just the beginning!”
Referees and a doctor run down to help. The doctor shines a light in Reigns’ eyes to check for a concussion. Reigns keeps stumbling away and won’t let him near. Seth Rollins runs down to check on Reigns. Reigns says he’s fine and tries to walk off, but he has to stop to regain his balance. Reigns says he just has a headache. Reigns then uses Rollins to keep his balance while walking up the ramp.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are helping Roman Reigns backstage. They send him to the trainer’s room. Ambrose catches up with Triple H. Ambrose says he wants Drew McIntyre tonight in a no disqualification, falls count anywhere match. Triple H says, “Hell yeah” before saying he’ll let McIntyre know.
Replays are shown of Drew McIntyre’s attack on Roman Reigns.
Dean Ambrose makes his entrance. Drew McIntyre comes out and asks if he’ll take his beating like a man or squeal like his pathetic brother Roman Reigns.
Falls Count Anywhere
Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre
Ambrose runs up the ramp and attacks him. Ambrose blocks a suplex and hits McIntyre with a suplex on the stage. Ambrose jumps off the stage to hit a double axe handle. They’re not fighting through the crowd. Ambrose bounces him off the barricades and punches him. McIntyre rakes the eyes and chops the chest. They fight up the stairs before McIntyre bounces him off the railing. McIntyre lifts Ambrose and slings him into the wall. McIntyre tries to throw him out of the press box, but Ambrose bits the fingers. Ambrose then jumps off a table to hit McIntyre with a sledge.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose punching McIntyre down the stairs. During the commercial break, they destroyed the concession area and a merchandise wall. Ambrose throws McIntyre back to ringside. Ambrose leaps off the barricade, but McIntyre catches him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex on the floor. McIntyre removes the top half of the steel steps and hits Ambrose with them for a near fall. McIntyre connects with a suplex on the floor for another near fall. McIntyre brings him back into the crowd and says he’ll take out The Shield one by one. Ambrose gives him a low blow, and McIntyre collapses in pain. Ambrose punches away at McIntyre before backing up. McIntyre quickly hits him in the midsection with a chair and bounces it off his back. McIntyre then drops him on the barricade. Ambrose sends him into a crate and punches him down on it. Ambrose then rolls the crate into another one. Ambrose then hits a Mick Foley elbow drop for a near fall.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
McIntyre stands on the commentary table and poses. Ambrose manages to get to his feet, so McIntyre hits him with another Claymore Kick while the show comes to an end.