Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman.
Paul introduces his client, Brock Lesnar. Seth Rollins is the one who necessitated an appearance tonight by Brock Lesnar. Seth Rollins comes out here but he is a revisionist. He is a suplex city arsonist. He can weave propaganda on Heyman levels. Seth comes out and says that Brock Lesnar has a problem. A stylistic problem with athletes of Seth’s size and moveset. Here is where Seth proves himself to be a fool. Paul brings up Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles. Did AJ win the match? Nope. Brock won the match. Brock Lesnar versus Daniel Bryan. Was Daniel the winner? Nope. The winner was Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar versus Finn Balor. Did Finn win? Nope. Brock won the match.
Paul says that Drew McIntyre is a career killer, not like Brock Lesnar. Drew got up on Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Twenty nights before he faces Brock Lesnar, Seth wants to fight Drew McIntyre? What are you thinking?
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the stage. He says it is refreshing to get the respect he has earned in WWE. He tells the people of Chicago to shut their mouths and open their ears. He brutalized Roman Reigns last week. When Dean tried to save his fallen brother, Drew brutalized him too. Drew tells Brock to have his advocate find another opponent for him at Wrestlemania. After he brutalizes Seth Rollins tonight, he won’t make it to Wrestlemania.
Seth Rollins hits Drew McIntyre from behind with a chair and then he hits Drew in the ribs with the chair. Officials come out to stand around Seth and Drew so Seth hits Drew many more times with the chair.
Seth makes his way into the ring with his chair but Brock leaves the ring before Seth can do anything.
Paul tells Brock that he is not doing this if he is not getting paid to fight.
We take a look back at what happened last week when Bobby Lashley won back the Intercontinental Title from Finn Balor.
Lio and Bobby are in the locker room and Bobby has his belt put around his waist.
Match Number One: Finn Balor and versus Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush
Braun and Bobby start things off and go to a stalemate. Braun sends Bobby to the mat and Braun poses, like Bobby just did. Braun with shoulder tackles and Bobby goes to the floor. Bobby leaps onto the apron and Braun knocks him off. Bobby with punches to Braun. Braun with a shoulder to Bobby and he chops Bobby. Finn tags in and hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles and then he kicks Bobby in the hamstrings. Finn goes to the apron and Lashley blocks an enzuigiri. Lashley sends Finn to the floor.
Lashley with a slam when Finn returns to the ring and Bobby gets a near fall. Lio tags in and Finn with a forearm and Bobby tags in and stops Finn from making the tag. Lashley with a rear chin lock. Lashley with a Flatliner for a near fall. Lio tags in and chokes Balor in the ropes. Rush with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Lashley tags in and punches Balor. Lashley with a reverse chin lock. Lashley stops Balor from making the tag and sends Balor into the turnbuckles. Lashley misses a splash and hits the ring post. Rush tags in and misses a frog splash. Balor with an elbow to the chest and Braun tags in. Braun misses a splash and Rush escapes a choke slam but Braun with a splash and biel to Rush.
Braun tosses Rush across the ring again and he connects with a forearm across the chest. Lashley spears Braun when Braun goes for a power slam. Balor with a double stomp to Lashley. Rush sends Balor to the floor. Rush goes up top and sets for a frog splash but Braun kicks out and sends Rush into the turnbuckles. Rush goes to the floor and runs away in fear but Balor stops Rush. Rush is surrounded and Balor stops Rush. Lashley sends Balor into the timekeeper’s area. Strowman with a shoulder tackle to Lashley on the floor followed by one on Rush in the ring. Strowman with a choke slam and Lashley walks to the back as Strowman hits the running power slam for the three count.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Finn Balor
We see what happened last week between Ronda Rousey and Dana Brooke.
Ronda Rousey is walking in the back with her husband.
Ronda is told that she is late by a referee. She is told that extra security has been hired and Ronda walks away.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to her Moment of Bliss set and she will be joined by Elias when we come back from commercial.
We are back and Alexa welcomes everyone to A Moment of Bliss. Alexa is going to show everyone what the buzz is about and we go to Michael Cole running through the card for Wrestlemania.
Alexa says the Oscars did not have a host but this is Wrestlemania. With a card like that, she is the person worthy of hosting. She does not want to talk herself up but she is a really good talk show host. Alexa says that she has influenced others.
Alexa introduces her guest, Elias.
Alexa says this is a safe place. She mentions that they have fallen victim to rude interruptions.
Elias says that he will be the headlining act at Wrestlemania.
Alexa congratulates Elias but she has a few questions for him. Alexa asks Elias about last year and Elias says last year is his motivation for this year. He thrives on moments of pressure. Elias says if his performance at Wrestlemania was a game winning field goal, he’d make it every single time. This performance will be the best by him or anyone. Think of Prince at the Super Bowl, Queen at Live Aid, or Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.
Elias says if anyone interrupts him at Wrestlemania . . .
No Way Jose comes out and Heavy Machinery is at the front of the conga line.
Alexa asks Otis and Tucker what are they doing. She says the conga line was a gag for the end of the show. Alexa says they rehearsed this ten times.
Elias says that in music, timing is everything. Elias is attacked from behind by someone wearing a mask and it is No Way Jose.