Welcome one and all to the RAW RECAP presented by THE REVELLEUTION! Fastlane is on the horizon but with Raw Women’s Champion Asuka on the shelf plans are not clear for the Pay Per View. Let alone for WrestleMania even further along. Will we get clarity this week, or more stalling? Let’s get into it and find out…
SARAH SCHREIBER handled interview duties.
RHEA RIPLEY got hype videos.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Match
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions NIA JAX & SHAYNA BASZLER w/h Regenald defeated LANA & NAOMI to retain.
After being fired by Carmella and rejected by Sasha Banks on Smackdown, Regenald was brought out by Jax as she cut a promo as they went to the ring. Jax claiming she knew her way around a glass of wine, and called Regenald ‘cute’.
Jax and Naomi started things off but Lana quickly blind tagged in, trying to double whip Jax but when Jax blocked they turned it into hitting double kicks while holding Jax’s arms. Baszler tagged in and rush charged Lana to a corner to rough her up. Lana came back with a corner counter kick then a Running Facebuster. Naomi hit a Splits Legsdrop after being tagged, and tagged back out as Baszler tossed Naomi off. Leading to Lana and Naomi hitting a Double Team Russian Leg Sweep for a Lana two count.
Lana was tossed out to the floor, but Naomi made a save with a Corkscrew Cross Body that just caught both Champions. After a commerical Lana was wiped out by a Baszler Clothesline as a clip of Baszler hitting the Arm Stomp during the break was shown. Baszler knocked Naomi off the apron and Lana hit a Head Kick, but Naomi was back on the apron anyway to tag in and hit a Dropkick to Baszler, sending her into the corner to tag Jax. Naomi barely hit Baszler with a Rear View, then hit a Disaster Kick to Jax. Naomi chopped Jax down with a series of kicks, finished with a Low Dropkick that set up a nice Headscissors Driver. Baszler pulled Naomi off the cover.
Naomi ran the ropes but Regenald grabbed her foot to distract. Naomi tagged out, and went to the apron to grab Regenald and hold him as Lana hit a Baseball Slide through Naomi’s legs. Jax hit a Standing Splash to Lana on the ropes which knocked Naomi off, then finished Lana off with her Powerbomb for the win. Jax carried Regenald off as the heels celebrated on the ramp even is Baszler seemed a little miffed about Jax’s new crush.
MANDY ROSE and DANA BROOKE were interviewed, with a cheap shot to Flair saying they didn’t need to declaire to show they wanted a title shot. CHARLOTTE FLAIR butted in to object and put down the other women.
ALEXA BLISS once again used her Fiend dark magic to cost Randy Orton the main event against AJ Styles.
An expected move after Naomi lost last week, and more so considering how Jax and Baszler have been defending against almost anyone else aside from the so-called number one contenders. The dream of Lana and Naomi as tag champs is squashed in a match with no advertising that it was going to take place. The match itself wasn’t stellar either with Naomi messing up a bit on a couple spots. Elsewhere the Bliss and Orton feud drags out a little lamely now that it’s gone on for so long. And I’m not exactly looking forward to seeing Flair probably defeating the rest of the women’s division for a title shot either.
That’s your lot for this week. Be sure to stop by in seven days time for the next edition of the RAW RECAP! See you then!