RAW Analysis – 29.01.18 – Two title defences, Cena v Balor & Braun flips tables!

We start with what happened at the end of the Women’s Royal Rumble last night, which Asuka won, when Ronda Rousey walked out.

Stephanie McMahon opens RAW.

Roman Reigns challenges the Miz for the Intercontinental Title tonight.

Stephanie welcomes out Asuka.

Stephanie announces Alexa Bliss will defend her title at the Elimination Chamber in four weeks.

Sasha Banks interrupts Asuka.

Banks wants to face Asuka.

Stephanie grants her wish.

Banks v Asuka takes place tonight.

Braun Strowman now heads to the ring.

Strowman throws weapons into the ring.

Strowman to face Kane, winner will go onto the Eliminaton Chamber match for the chance to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.

RAW has new graphics and they look really nice to be fair.

By time we get back from an ad break, Kane and Strowman are fighting.

The two are now brawling in the crowd.

Strowman hits Kane with a chair.

Strowman pushes a cart into Kane.

Strowman hits Kane with a chair again.

Strowman pushes the announcers table on top of Kane, and the whole stand it’s on too.

Referee stops the match.

Strowman is interviewed by Corey Graves.

Strowman said he’s doing his job.

Prolonged look by Strowman towards Kane, who is stretched away.

Kurt Angle shouts at Strowman for what he’s done.

Elias is now in the ring.

Crowd are behind Elias.

Elias is now singing.

Matt Hardy interrupts Elias.

The two face in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match, next.

The Commentator’s now have a makeshift new commentary position at ringside.

Chops by hardy to Elias in the corner.

Elias beatdown on Hardy in the corner.

Elias throws Hardy’s shoulder into the steel ringpost.

And again.

Headbutts by Hardy.

Elbow to the neck off the top rope by Hardy.

Side effect by Hardy.

Bray Wyatt distracts Hardy.

Elias hits his finisher to win.

Now Wyatt is laughing at Hardy for losing.

Miz faces Reigns for the Intercontinental Title, next.

Miz heads to the ring first.

Followed by Reigns.

Reigns punches Miz as soon as the bell rings.

Miz slaps Reigns, but Reigns isn’t budging.

Reigns throws Miz over the top rope.

Reigns throws Miz into the steel steps.

Reigns gets a steel chair, and as he goes to hit Miz, the referee tells him he can’t.

Miz throws Reigns into the steel ring post.

Reigns clotheslines Miz.

Boot to the face by Reigns.

Knee chop by Miz, as Reigns went for a spear.

Daniel Bryan kicks by Miz.

Figure four by Miz.

Reigns reverses the move on Miz.

Miz gets to the ropes.

Powerbomb by Reigns, Miz kicks out at two.

Miz tries to take off the turnbuckle, but the referee stops him this time.

Skull crushing finale by Miz, Reigns kick out at two.

Reigns goes shoulder first into the steel ring post.

Superman punch, Miz kicks out at two.

The Miztourage come down to ringside to distract Reigns.

Miz retains after rolling up Reigns after multiple distractions by the Miztourage.

The Revival head to the ring.

They face Rhyno and Heath Slater.

Wilder attacking Slater’s left arm.

Dawson continuing that attack.

Chop-block to the knee of Rhyno by Dawson.

Shatter machine, and the Revival pick up the win.

Banks v Asuka up next.

Banks enters first.

Followed by Asuka.

Grapple game early on.

Banks falls to the floor after a hip attack by Asuka.

Beatdown by Asuka thus far.

Grapple on the matt by Asuka.

Double knees by Banks.

Asuka repetitively kicks Banks in the chest.

Double knees on the middle rope by Banks.

Submission attempt by Banks.

Banks slaps Asuka.

Bank Statement by Banks, Asuka rolls Banks onto her back.

Bank Statement again, Asuka breaks it up again.

Banks goes out the middle rope, and takes a nasty fall for it.

Knee to the face by Asuka.

Sliding knee by Asuka.

Missile dropkick by Asuka, Banks escapes at two.

Armbar by Asuka, but Banks escapes.

Double knees off the top rope, Asuka kicks out at two.

Bank Statement again, Asuka escapes.

Asuka lock on Banks, and she taps out.

Sheamus and Cesaro come out next.

They put their titles on the line against Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil.

Double team by Crews and O’Neil.

Clothesline by Sheamus.

Grapple by Cesaro on O’Neil.

Scissor kick by Crews to Cesaro.

Jumping clothesline by Crews.

Kick to the head by Crews.

Standing moonsault by Crews, Cesaro breaks Up the pin at two.

Double team by the Bar, and Sheamus pins Cesaro to get the win.

Ronda Rousey up next!

Seems we are just re watching what happened last night.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are next out.

Followed by Finn Balor.

John Cena is next out.

Grapple game early on.

Shoulder tackle by Cena.

Cena has Balor in a headlock.

Grapple game in the middle of the ring.

Cena throws Balor from one corner of the ring to the other.

And again.

Cena misses the five knuckle shuffle.

Punch for punch in the middle of the ring.

Overhead kick by Balor, Cena kicks out at two.

Slingblade by Balor.

Clothesline by Cena.

AA by Cena, Balor kicks out at two.

STFU by Cena, Balor reaches the ropes.

AA off the top rope by Cena, and he wins the match.





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