Raw’s final build to the Royal Rumble took place in Oklahoma City on Monday night.
Ahead of their Raw Women’s Championship match on Sunday, Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks faced off in a tag match. Banks & Bayley defeated Rousey & Natalya when Banks submitted Natalya with the Banks Statement. The show then ended with Rousey and Banks going face-to-face.
Finn Balor, who is challenging for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble, took on Braun Strowman in what was billed by Vince McMahon as a real-life David vs. Goliath matchup. Balor hit the Coup de Grace on Strowman, but Lesnar interfered and caused a disqualification by giving Balor the F-5.
Before that match, Strowman told Lesnar he’s coming for the Universal title after the Royal Rumble.
Elsewhere on Raw, it was announced that Alexa Bliss will be returning for Sunday’s women’s Rumble match, Seth Rollins faced Drew McIntyre, Heavy Machinery made their Raw in-ring debut, and Curt Hawkins refereed a Tag Team title match between Chad Gable & Bobby Roode and The Revival.
More coverage from last night —
Heavy Machinery wrestle on WWE Raw, Lacey Evans added to Rumble
WWE says John Cena ‘questionable’ for Royal Rumble
Alexa Bliss returning for WWE Royal Rumble
Braun Strowman returns to action on WWE Raw
WWE Raw live results: Royal Rumble go-home show
WWE Raw video highlights —
Vince McMahon makes Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman
Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman
Bobby Lashley and Apollo Crews face off in a posedown
Bobby Lashley vs. Apollo Crews
Drew McIntyre says Seth Rollins has no chance to win the Royal Rumble
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre
Dean Ambrose is coming for Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley in the Royal Rumble
The Lucha House Party vs. Jinder Mahal & The Singh Brothers
Baron Corbin interrupts Elias
Elias vs. Baron Corbin
Alexa Bliss is returning for Sunday’s women’s Royal Rumble match
Titus O’Neil declares himself for the men’s Royal Rumble
Heavy Machinery make their Raw in-ring debut
Hawkins referees Gable & Roode and The Revival’s title match, reunites with Zack Ryder
Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley
Raw fallout: Sasha Banks is ready to face Ronda Rousey on Sunday
Raw fallout: Seth Rollins has momentum on his side heading into the Rumble