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08 Jan 2019, 9:59 AM IST
The show began with a fight between Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins. Suddenly John Cena came out. Cena began to hype up the road to WrestleMania and announced its entry into the Rumble match before being interrupted by Drew McIntyre. McIntyre said he had been waiting for this moment for many years.
McIntyre talked about how Vince McMahon himself called Cena the greatest of all time – and he agreed. He doesn't care who he shared the bed with, what his haircut is, or anything else. He cared about his 16th World Cup.
Cena talked about how he heard the same promo every week. McIntyre said the difference is that they are all talk and that he will show him. They were ready for a fight and Lio Rush interrupted, "We have a situation".
He started complaining about Seth Rollins. Lio Rush wanted a lawyer, but he got Rollins instead. Rollins attacked Lashley, but was then attacked by Dean Ambrose. Cena went to rescue, but was attacked by Drew McIntyre.
John Cena, Finn Balor & Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre began aggressively pushing Finn Balor and scoffing at him while Rollins and Cena pressed Balor on. McIntyre spotted Cena and tagged Lashley before they all started working at Balor. Lashley hit Balor with an elbow and took his time, but Balor tried to escape.
Lashley held him back with his power and threw him into his corner. Balor raised his legs and attacked McIntyre and Ambrose before attempting to jump to his side for the tag, but he was held up again. Ambrose was marked during this time.
Balor finally marked in Cena, who knocked down Ambrose. He had Ambrose on his shoulders and The Lunatic mark in McIntyre before being hit with an AA. McIntyre came in and knocked Cena down with a headbutt. McIntyre dominated Cena and held him down with the spine. Ambrose checked in and had Cena locked in a sleeping team. Ambrose continued to dominate Cena as RAW rolled on.
After the break, Ambrose was still in control of John Cena. They had isolated Cena, who tried to get the hang of it. Cena tried to drive through and noticed Rollins, but Ambrose rocked Cena's eyes and started Rollins out. Balor encouraged the audience to mark Balor.
Balor finally checked in and he was all kicked up. He started knocking Ambrose down and beating Lashley. Balor counteracted the filthy deeds and stamped Ambrose's breast before landing the coup de grace. He tried to pin, but McIntyre hit Claymore.
They both went for the tag and Rollins was finally inside. It was Rollins vs McIntyre. He took McIntyre down and even hit a moonsault on Lashley outside. Rollins started with his transitions and counteracted McIntyre to take him down. He began to pump the audience and feed on energy.
He hit a super kick, but McIntyre immediately opposed it. Cena took McIntyre and hit an AA before eating a spear from Lashley. Rollin's super kicked Lashley and realizes that McIntyre is the legal man, brought him to the ring. McIntyre avoided a frog whistle and Ambrose tagged in. Rollins avoided the dirty deeds and counted it into a stamp before spanning the intercontinental master.
Results: Seth Rollins, John Cena and Finn Balor def. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley and Dean Ambrose
Rollins looked at Titantron and Triple H spoke to Sasha Banks and Bayley. He went to confront Triple H, who told him he had earned a title fight. HHH set up a Falls Count Anywhere match for the IC title in the main event of the same night. Triple H also told Rollin's "Welcome Back".
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