We get major additions to the Elimination Chamber card and news about the latest WWE Hall of Famer on Raw!
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WWE Raw 2/12/18 on USA Network – SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Update 11:37pm/ET: For whatever reason WWE couldn’t air this on the actual Raw broadcast, but it was confirmed AFTER the show via FACEBOOK, that the Elimination Chamber match with have seven men involved. More on that later.
Earlier in the day, ESPN.com confirmed for WWE Women’s Champion and original GLOW wrestler Lisa “Ivory” Moretti will be a part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
WWE Raw 2/12/18 Highlights + Results
John Cena def. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Miztourage) in a non-title match. Miz is forced to be the first entrant in the Elimination Chamber match. Probably Cena’s best singles match since his return.
Monday Night Raw GM Kurt Angle confirms Ronda Rousey will be signing her Raw exclusive contract at the Elimination Chamber 2018 PPV. Crowd booed this.
Check out Ronda Rousey’s autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight” here.
Angle also confirmed his “son” Jason Jordan will be forced to miss WrestleMania 34 due to a neck injury. The crowd cheered. That wasn’t cool.
Alexa Bliss tries to apologize to Mickie James:
Absolution’s Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville (with Paige) def. WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. Big win to the young team. The camera work at the end was horrendously bad.
The Revival def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Solid TV match for a never-ending feud.
Ivory joins the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Bayley def. Sasha Banks. Stunned Bayley won in her hometown. Not surprised Bayley and Banks were destroyed after the match by Asuka’s Elimination Chamber opponent Nia Jax.
Asuka’s undefeated streak by the numbers:
Roman Reigns def. WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Sheamus (with Cesaro).
Braun Strowman sang an incredible diss towards Elias while playing a gigantic bass guitar and destroyed him immediately afterward. Strowman can sing, wrestle, cut promos, break things, lift large things and put them down, and dominates in Mixed Match Challenge? Why isn’t this man WWE Universal Champion?! He’s GREAT!
The Last Chance Fatal 5-Way for a spot in the Elimination Chamber match ended in a draw (we think?): Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. Apollo Crews vs. Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt. Heck of a match, but a trash finish that saw Balor and Rollins get the double pin on Wyatt after a huge Tower of Doom spot.
Looks like we’re getting Rollins vs. Balor with the winner going to Elimination Chamber. Unfortunately, I don’t like his chances, but we’ll see what happens.
Update 11:37pm/ET: Per Raw GM Kurt Angle via FACEBOOK (don’t ask me why this didn’t make air), Finn Balor AND Seth Rollins are added to the men’s elimination Chamber, making it a SEVEN MAN MATCH. Well, that’s newsworthy.
Overall, another surprisingly strong edition of Raw that continues to be a consistently good show with strong in-ring work. Too bad the same can’t be said for SmackDown Live these days, but that’s another story…
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