WWE RAW Results (2/28) Columbus, OH – We are live from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH, as Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to start the show. Owens stops on the stage, puts on an old cowboy hat to begin mocking Texas, and introduces his WrestleMania partner, Seth “Freaking” Rollins.
Kevin says it is time to welcome everyone to the Kevin Owens Show. Kevin says it has been a tough year so far. They have not secured a place on Wrestlemania yet. That is not okay. Two of the biggest . . . the two biggest WWE superstars in history not on Wrestlemania. That is a travesty.
Seth says they have been screwed on the path to Wrestlemania in every single imaginable way. The Wrestlemania gods have given them one more card to play in the Raw Tag Team Championships. They will take the titles into Wrestlemania and do what they do best. They make moments.
Kevin says people think his disdain for Texas might distract him from winning, but nothing will distract him from becoming tag champions next week. Kevin says nothing will distract him like the people of Texas, JBL, HBK, or this stupid hat. Kevin stomps on the hat and throws it away.
Seth tells Kevin they are not in Texas tonight, they are in Columbus. Seth brings out the tag team champions.
Otis and Chad Gable make their way to the ring.
Kevin thanks them for joining them on the KO Show.
Chad thanks Kevin for having him on the show and Seth asks why does it say it that way.
Kevin points out that Chad says ‘thank you’ in a weird way. Chad appreciates that he can be different. Chad says all he has heard is a couple of asses making Ass-umptions about next week. Chad says the current tag team champions are Alpha Academy and he says ethankyouuuuuuuuu.
Kevin says they know that Chad and Otis are champions, until next week when they titles come home with them. Seth laughs and says they like Chad and Otis, but they need it and it needs them.
Chad points out that they weaseled their way into the match. Chad says he will explain to the morons in the crowd who went to the community college Ohio State University. Chad Shooooshes the crowd and he talks about how their odds have decreased with Kevin and Seth in the match.
Kevin says they can’t take it personally. Kevin says they need them to get to Wrestlemania. It is business.
Chad says they are just worried about their spot on Wrestlemania. You have had your chances already and main evented Wrestlemanias. They have never been on the show. They have earned their chances to be on the greatest showcase of them all.
Seth says after they beat Chad and Otis, they can face them at Wrestlemania.
Chad Shooooshes Kevin and Seth and they get face to face. Owens with a kick and Stunner to Chad.
We go to commercial.
Alpha Academy vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens
The match is joined in progress and Seth punches Otis and Kevin tags in. Otis with a shoulder tackle and forearm while Chad is on the floor. Otis with an Irish whip and shoulder in the corner. Owens with forearms and he tries for a clothesline but Otis stays on his feet. Otis with a back elbow and Owens goes down. Otis with a slam. Otis misses an elbow drop and Owens with a couple back sentons and Rollins tags in. Rollins with punches and chops. Otis sends Seth to the apron and Rollins with a forearm. Chad grabs the ankle and Seth turns his attention to Chad. Otis with a shoulder off the apron. Otis sends Rollins into the ringside barrier and then Otis backs Rollins into the apron.
They return to the ring and Otis with an Irish whip. Chad tags in and he connects with a double thrust to the throat and he gets a near fall. Chad with a splash and knee drop to the arm. Chad with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Otis tags in and connects with a splash in the corner. Otis goes to the turnbuckles for a Vader Bomb but Rollins moves and Otis hits the mat. Owens tags in and he knocks Gable off the apron. Owens with a cannonball to Otis and then he sends Gable to the floor. Owens with a cannonball off the apron onto Chad and Otis. Owens with a splash off the apron to Chad. Otis with a running body block on the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Otis works on Owens’ jaw and then gives him a hard Irish whip. Chad tags in and he works on the leg with knee drops. Chad with a step over toe hold and a German suplex. Owens holds on to the rope and Owens with a back elbow and enzuigiri. Rollins tags in and he clotheslines Gable a few times. Rollins with sling blade and he gives Otis a forearm. Gable misses a shoulder in the corner and hits a springboard knee to the temple. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.
Rollins misses a rolling elbow and Owens tags in and hits a super kick on Gable. Owns with a package neck breaker but Otis breaks up the cover. Otis with an exploder to Rollins. Otis pulls Gable to his corner to make the tag.
Owens with a kick and Otis blocks the stunner. Otis with a splash into the corner. Otis goes to the turnbuckles for a Vader Bomb and Gable tags in and hits a moonsault but Rollins breaks up the cover. Otis misses a shoulder in the corner when Rollins moves and Rollins with a super kick to Otis and he hits a suicide dive on Otis. Owens with a rollup on Gable and Gable counters a stunner with a German suplex. Gable goes up top and misses a moonsault but lands on his feet. Rollins tags in and Rollins with a buckle bomb followed by a stunner from Owens and Black Out from Rollins for the three count.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens
— We take a look at Omos with a video package.
— Omos is in Gorilla with Kevin Patrick. Kevin says Omos’ career has been a rampage. Omos says he has dominated since he debuted. TOnight he faces his biggest opponent tonight, T-Bar and he will dominate him. Omos makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Omos vs. T-Bar
Before the bell, Omos kicks T-Bar off the apron and T-Bar goes into the ringside barrier. Omos puts T-Bar on the apron. Omos drags T-Bar into the center of the ring and the referee says he cannot start the match. Omos tosses T-Bar into the turnbuckes.
The bell finally rings, as Omos misses a splash when the referee starts the match. Omos with a clothesline. Omos with a vertical choke slam for the three count.
We see what happened last week with RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop are backstage now. Nikki says she is the only super hero RAW needs and Doudrop says she can be the super hero because she’s just fine tonight with being in the ring for the six-woman match. Lynch comments on she and Doudrop putting aside their differences. She taunts Bianca Belair and they head out.
— We go back to the ring and out first comes RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. are right behind her. Back to commercial.
Becky Lynch, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. vs. Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley
Becky starts off and Bianca decides to start off instead of Liv. Before locking up, Becky tags in Nikki and then Bianca tags in Liv. Tbey lock up and Nikki and Liv with waist locks and standing switches. Liv with a head scissors and Doudrop tags in. They lock up and Doudrop sends Liv to the mat. Liv with a drop kick but Doudrop does not move. Bianca tags in and she goes for a suplex but Doudrop blocks it. Rhea tags in and they go for a double suplex and get Doudrop up and over. Becky and Nikki are sent to the floor. Liv tags in and Liv with a double jump cross body onto everyone on the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bianca with a rollup on Becky for a near fall. Bianca with a delayed vertical suplex attempt but Becky counters into an inside cradle. Becky with a springboard kick to Bianca and then Becky pulls the hair to send Bianca into the ring post. Becky wraps the hair in the ropes and then kicks Bianca. Becky with forearms and hits a leg drop while Bianca hangs in the ropes. Becky gets a near fall. Doudrop tags in and Becky kicks her in the midsection. Doudrop sends Bianca into the turnbuckles. Doudrop with a slam and elbow drop. Nikki tags in and hits a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Nikki with punches and a pose. Nikki pulls Bianca back into the corner and Becky tags in and stands on the hair.
Becky with an Irish whip and Bianca with a boot to Becky and she leaps over Becky and tags in Rhea. Rhea with short arm clotheslines and a back heel kick. Rhea sends Becky face first into the mat and connects with a head butt. Rhea with a cravate and knees to the head. Rhea with a snap mare and drop kick. Rhea gets Becky on her shoulders and sends her face first to the mat. Doudrop with a splash to break up the hold. Nikki sends Liv to the fllor and she tags in. Bianca tags in and Bianca goes for a slam but Nikki escapes.
Bianca with a Glam Slam and tries for the handspring moonsault but Becky grabs the arms and pulls her to the floor. Liv with a suicide dive and Doudrop knocks Liv off the apron. Rhea drop kicks Doudrop to the floor. Nikki with a cross body to Rhea. Bianca with a spinebuster to Nikki for a near fall. Bianca whips Becky many times with her hair. Becky leaves the ring and Nikki with a rollup on Bianca. Bianca with a punch followed by KOD for the three count.
Winners: Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, and Rhea Ripley
— We go to footage from NXT when Tommaso Ciampa faced Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode made his return to NXT to help Dolph win.
Back to commercial.
Robert Roode vs.Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa says he had Dolph Ziggler beat until Robert Roode decided to play dress up. Tonight, Roode learns a big boy lesson.
Ciampa with punches to Roode but Roode with a knee to the midsection. Ciampa with a kick but Roode with a kick of his own. Roode sends Ciampa to the floor. Ciampa pulls Roode to the floor and Ciampa slides out of an Irish whip and clotheslines Roode. They return to the ring. Ciampa with boots to Roode for a near fall. Ciampa chops Roode and Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall. Roode with a chop in the corner. Roode with an Irish whip and Ciampa gets a boot up. Ciampa with a rolling elbow and a reverse DDT for a near fall.
Ciampa pulls the knee pad down but misses. Roode with a rollup and Ciampa rolls through. Roode avoids Fairy Tale Ending and gets a near fall. Ciampa with a knee to Ziggler to knock him off the apron. Ciampa with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
After the match, Roode attacks Ciampa from behind and then Roode holds Ciampa while Ziggler hits a super kick. Ziggler says that Ciampa got lucky once. Tomorrow night, you and Bron Breakker step in the ring with the two time Tag Team Champions. They will prove that they are the dirtiest in the game.
— We take a look at the recent developments between Reggie and Dana Brooke.
Dana Brooke and Reggie vs. Tamina and Akira Tozawa
Dana and Tamina start things off and they lock up. Tamina pushes Dana away and Dana with a head scissors take down. Dana with a handspring elbow into the corner but Tamina with an elbow. Tamina with an Irish whip and she runs into a boot. Tozawa tags in and Reggie with a matrix and he escapes a waist lock. Tozawa with a spinning heel kick. Reggie with a body scissors for a near fall. Reggie with a drop kick and Tamina pulls Reggie off. Dana drop kicks Tamina to the floor. Dana with a back elbow to Tozawa and Reggie with a flipping seated splash for the three count.
Winners: Reggie and Dana Brooke
After the match, Dana kisses Reggie and he has troble standing up. Tozawa wants a kiss from Tamina and Tamina kisses Tozawa.
The Street Profits are in the back and Kevin Patrick ambushes theim to ask about their match against Randy Orton and Riddle. Ford says they are former champions. If they win tonight, maybe they will be next in line. Dawkins says that Riddle is their buddy but they want the titles back. Dawkins says it doesn’t matter who win the tag titles next week, they have to be defended at Wrestlemania and there is a team waiting for them.
— The Mysterios make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Rey talks about Miz challenging them to a match at Wrestlemania and we accepted. You still have to get yours. You dropped us and humiliated us. Make no mistake Miz. At Wrestlemania, you are done with all of your BS. Dominik says they are not focused on some Hollywood Mega Dumbass and his fan boy, we are focused on the Hurt Business.
Miz’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Miz asks if you thnk he is a Hollywood mega dumbass and that Logan is a fan boy? Miz mentions his accolades. He is the host of MizTV. He married Maryse. They made the Intercontinetnal Title the most relevant title. He beat John Cena in the main event of Wrestlemania. He is the only two time grand slam champion. Miz says the proudest moment of his career was being with Logan Paul. You got to watch it and the Mysterios got to experience it. Maybe they will become tag team champions. Logan Paul is more man than anyone in this arena. Logan went the distance with the greatest fighter in the world. Did any of you? Miz says with his help, Logan will become the most famous superstar in WWE besides himself. The only person who enjoyed beating you down last week than me was Logan Paul. Miz says he heard some cheers for the attack.
Miz says he is finally getting the respect he deserves. You want to talk about the Mysterios. Do you want to watch them in the ring? Do you want them to be tag champions? You don’t because you are sick of watching the same standard crap. The Mysterios equal standard crap. Him and Logan are newer and better.
The Hurt Business make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin
Benjamin goes for a power bomb on Rey but Rey escapes and sends Shelton to the mat with a head scissors. Cedric tags in and Rey is sent ot the apron. Shelton backs off and Cedric with an STO on the apron for a near fall. Cedric kicks Rey in the corner. Cedric with a reverse chin lock. Rey with elbows and Cedric sends Rey to the mat. Shelton tags in and he punches Rey and slams him. Shelton punches Rey and Cedric tags in and he punches Rey in the ribs. Cedric sends Rey into the turnbuckles and Rey kicks Cedric and elbows Shelton on the apron.
Cedric goes for a doctor bomb but Rey counters with a head scissors that sends Cedric into the corner. Dominik and Shelton tag in and Dominik with a cross body and head scissors take down. Dominik drops Shelton on the ropes and misses a slingshot senton. Dominik with a neck breaker for a near fall. Benjain with a power slam for a near fall. Benjamin misses a knee in the corner and Dominik with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Cedric punches Rey but Rey sends Cedric to the floor. Rey with a head scissors on the floor. Dominik sends Shelton into the ropes and Dominik with a suicide dive but Shelton catches Dominik. Dominik sends Shelton into the ring post.
The referee checks on Shelton and Miz trips Dominik and Rey chases after Miz. Shelton with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander
Riddle is in the back and he is drawing something. Randy Orton shows up and Riddle tells Randy he is coloring in his coloring book. Riddle says he has been a big foggy. He says the giggles and his mouth is dry. Randy says that nothing seems out of the ordinary for Riddle. Riddle asks Randy if he has any advice. Randy says they are okay and they are going to kick some ass tonight and they are going to win the tag titles next week.
Back to commercial.
— We are back with a look back at Naomi announcing that her and Sasha Banks will be the next Tag Team champions.
Carmella and Zelina Vega are in the back. Zelina tells Carmella that she watched the first episode of Carmella’s YouTube Show with Corey. Zelina says they accept the challenge. Carmella says after they win at Wrestlemania, she is going to bring out her fiancee. If you thought they talk about sex, wait until you see what they do.
The Street Profits vs. RK-Bro
Riddle and Dawkins start things off. They lock up and Dawkins with a waist lock and take down. Dawkins with a side head lock and corkscrew back elbow. Ford tags in and Ford with a drop kick. Dawkins flips Ford onto Riddle but Riddle moves and applies a triangle. Ford gets a near fall. Riddle with a gutwrench suplex and Orton tags in. Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Riddle tags in and Ford gets his knees up to block a flip by Riddle. Dawkins tags in and hits an exploder for a near fall. Dawkins with punches and kicks in the corner. Riddle with punches and forearms. Dawkins with a side head lock and Ford tags in. Riddle clotheslines Dawkins over the top rope to the floor and hits an Asai Moonsault. Ford knocks Orton off the apron and hits a swanton onto Riddle.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Riddle with punches and Dawkins keeps Riddle from making the tag. Riddle with a jumping knee and both men are down. Ford and Orton tag in and he connects with two clotheslines, avoids a clothesline and hits a power slam. Ford rolls to the apron and Orton sets for the IEDDT and hits it. Riddle misses a knee on Dawkins and they go over the top rope to the floor. Orton punches the mat and sets for an RKO but Ford eacpes and hits a jumping enzuigiri. Ford goes up top for the Seven Star Frog Splash and hits it. Orton rolls towards the ropes but Orton cannot get his foot on the ropes and Ford gets the three count.
Winners: The Street Profits
Kevin Patrick is in the back with Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. Seth says they are going to ride all their momentum to win the tag titles. Then they are going to Wrestlemania. The options are limitless. Maybe they can do a title versus title match. Kevin says after they defend their titles, the best thing will be leaving the hell hole that is Dallas. Kevin walks away.
— Finn Balor makes his way to the ring for his U.S. Title match against Damian Priest. But first… We go to commercial.
— We are back and we are told that the lion is a predator and it does not desire to obtain power because the lion is power. Veer Mahaan is coming to Raw.
— We have a video package for Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar from Smackdown.
— The mentioned video package was so long that we only get Damian Priest’s entrance before going to another commercial…
We are back and Vince McMahon is with Austin Theory to talk about Vince’s appearance on the Pat McAfee this week. Austin runs through what he has achieved. Austin mentions the last time Vince did an interview it was 20 years ago and he slapped the papers out of the interviewer’s lap. Austin asks what happens if Patt pisses Vince off. What if Pat tries to jump Vince? Austin says he could be right there.
Vince says it is not that type of show and Vince walks away. Austin says it could be…
WWE United States Title Match: Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest
They lock up and Priest pushes Balor into the corner. They lock up and Priest goes for a slam but Balor escapes and applies a side head lock. Priest picks up Balor and puts him against the ropes. Priest with a shoulder tackle and Balor slaps Priest. Priest with a knee and back elbow. Priest with a head butt. Balor tries for an arm bar and he gets Priest to the mat. Priest with an Irish whip and punches in teh corner. Priest iwth an elbow into the corner. Balor goes for a double leg but Priest blocks it and applies a rear chin lock. Priest sends Balor to the mat and gets a near fall. Priest goes for a power bomb but Balor blocks it and tries for a back drop but Priest holds on and goes for a sunset flip.
Balor with a drop kick and more kicks from Balor. Balor with a flip dive onto Priest on the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Priest with a back breaker for a near fall. Priest with kicks to Balor and Balor with a chop and kick to the leg. Priest boxes the ears and connects with a forearm. Balor with a Pele Kick. Balor with a boot in the corner and punches. Balor with a running forearm and then he blocks a kick and trips Priest and follows with a double stomp. Balor with a chop and punches in the corner. Balor with shoulders. Priest gets Balor up on his shoulder for a back breaker but Balor lands on his feet. Balor with a drop kick that sends Priest into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and misses the Coup de Grace when Priest moves. Priest with a clothesline and he tries for South of Heaven but Balor with a rollup for a near fall. Priest with a spinning heel kick and South of Heaven for a near fall.
Priest sets for Reckoning but Balor with an elevated DDT and drop kick into the turnbuckles. Balor with Coup de Grace for the three count.
Winner and NEW U.S. Champion: Finn Balor
After the match, Priest takes the mic and he tells Finn these people carried you to win his title. Did you hear all of that motivation and respect? I never heard that. My entire reign they never gave me that. I busted my ass in spite of each and every one of them. I am going to win that championship back. That love and motivation ain’t going to mean a damn thing. Priest punches Balor. They go to the floor and Priest gets Balor up and sends him onto the announce table with Splash Mountain.
— We take a look back at Edge’s promo from last week. Edge will be next, after our final commercial of the night.
In the Arena:
We are back and Edge is in the ring. Edge says it is time for what he has been waiting for. Someone can step up and take their place in history and face him at Wrestlemania. Edge waits for that person to make their way to the ring and no one comes out. Edge wants to know what has happened to this place.
AJ Styles’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
AJ tells Edge that he accepts.
Edge says he is happy that AJ accepts because both of them have wanted this match for a long time. Edge says he wants the bulldog AJ, not the guy who has been playing tag team bitch to Omos for the last year.
Edge offers his hand and then he punches AJ. Edge with punches in the corner. AJ punches back and he hits an enzuigiri. AJ goes to the apron for a Phenomenal Forearm. Edge moves and Edge kicks AJ in the ding ding.
Edge with forearms to AJ.
Edge starts to leave the ring, but he goes to get a chair or two for a Conchairto. Edge puts one chair under AJ’s head and thinks about the other chair. Edge hits AJ with the Conchairto. Edge looks like he has some regret, but that is just to summon enough strength to hit a second conchairto.
We go to credits.
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