The Monster Among Men overcame 49 other combatants to win the first-ever 50-Man Royal Rumble Match last night at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia. Who will be next to face the wrath of The Monster Among Men following that historic win?
RAW starts off with a recap video of The Greatest Royal Rumble.
Roman Regins kicks us off tonight and makes his way to the ring to address the controversy from his steel cage match with Brock Lesnar.
Roman gets a mic and said he's not going to make any excuses and says that we saw the video and tweet from the ref and says we are looking at the real Universal Champion.
He says he should be the champion but not, yet. He says a lot of people have lost faith in him but he won the match and hasn't lost faith in himself. Joe appears on the screen and says he told him he was going to lose to Brock and says this Sunday he is putting Roman's career to sleep.
Jinder then comes out and says that he can't stand people making excuses for their failures.
He then says that Jeff Hardy cheated and goes on to say that Roman lost to Brock, lose to Joe at Backlash, and him tonight. Jinder agrees with Joe that Regins' career is in the tubes and now that he is on RAW he will hold the Universal Title. Sami Zayn comes out to a hometown ovation.
Sami is happy to be home and speaks French to the crowd. Sami says that while Jinder and Roman are complaining about The Greatest Royal Rumble when he couldn't go cause he caught a serious case of Vertigo. Sami says tonight in his hometown he will be the one to take on Roman Regins. Kevin Owens comes out next to a hometown ovation.
Owens speaks French to the crowd as well. KO says that while he knows he can beat Regins but he thinks the people want to see him vs Roman instead. KO says there is a situation since all three want to face Regins so he holds a popularity contest and both Sami and KO get loud cheers while Jinder gets booed.
Kevin won the contest but Regins goes on the attack but the heels get the upper hand until Bobby Lashley makes the save but the heels still get the upperhand until Braun Strowman hits the ring.
Regins, Lashley, and Strowman clear the ring of the heels.
Later tonight Natalya will face Mickie James and both Alexa Bliss and Ronda Rousey will be in their partners corners.
Bobby Roode vs Elias is UP NEXT
Bobby Roode vs Elias:
Back from break and Elias is in the ring and says that the crowd is bless that he is here in Montreal.
Elias says he is a gift and he gets lost in that notion sometimes. Elias talks about The Greatest Royal Rumble and says he eliminated all of the favorites. Elias then begins to sing a promo about Bobby Roode. Before Elias could finish Roode comes out and makes his way to the ring for the match as we go to break.
Back from break and Elias is in control of Roode but Roode breaks free and has the arm of Elias until he is pushed back into the corner but then Roode gains control and goes on the attack with punches, clothesline and a dropkick.
Roode hits a chop on Elias then a blockbuster from the top rope. Elias rolls to the outside and Roode follows and throws him back in the ring where Elias gains control of the match and wears down Bobby Roode. A midmatch promo video about Backlash airs. Roode looks to break free of the headlock but Elias brings him back down to the mat. Roode then gets free and hits Elias with a chop then an Irish whip which Elias then counters with a boot then throws Roode into the corner followed up by a mule kick and gets a two count as we go to break. We're back from break and Elias is still in control of Roode with a side headlock. Roode runs into multiple corners to break the hold but Elias holds on until the third corner. Roode runs in for an attack but Elias gets the elbow up. Elias then looks for the mule kick again but Roode counters then Roode looks for the blockbuster again but Elias counters followed up by Roode side steeping elias and hitting him with a spinebuster. Things move to the top rope and Roode hits a headbutt to knock him down followed by a diving clothesline. Roode looks for his finisher but gets free and runs into the ropes and hits a back elbow on Roode. Elias rolls up Roode but Roode counters for a roll of his own. The match breaks down and moves to the apron where Elias throws Roode throat first into the ring post and falls to the floor where the red and ringside medics check on him and looks like he can't continue.
Elias then grabs a mic and announces himself as the winner of the match.
Winner: Elias via Ref Stoppage
During the break Roode was helped to the back by the ringside medics.
Authors of Pain vs Local Talents:
Authors of Pain make their way to the ring for their match.
Charley Curoso does an interview with two local talents in the Gorilla and they have requested this match.
Rezar kicks one of them down and throws him in the corner and his partner wants the tag and gets tagged in. Rezar takes him down and tags in Akam. They hit the super collider and Akam tags in Rezar and they hit the last chapter for the win.
Winners: Authors of Pain via pinfall
Post Match: They say the book of pain remains open and there will be a chapter for every team on RAW.
We're back from break and it's time to BURN IT DOWN as the Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
This Sunday at Backlash Seth defends against The Miz.
Seth says the crowd is wild tonight and so has the last month of his career then recaps the last month starting with winning the Intercontinental title at Wrestlemania. Seth soaks in the wild and crazy crowd for a few minutes then he says thank you in French.
Seth says last month has been crazy but he doesn't want to be anywhere else in the world. Seth says he doesn't want to be a champion like Brock Lesnar and says he wants to be a fighting champion then out comes Finn Balor. Finn also speaks French to the crowd. Finn says on the flight back from Jeddah he watched the ladder match from The Greastest Royal Rumble again and says he came so close to winning the title. Finn then offers a proposal for Seth to put the title on the line tonight against him.
Seth says he has The Miz at Backlash on Sunday but will leave it up to the crowd to decide.
Seth agrees to the match but The Miztouagre shows up. Axel tells them to not worry about the crowd but themselves. Bo says they should be fight together. Axel and Dallas said instead of approaching them separately they should have had a group session. Axel and Dallas then suggest they should become the four horsemen then Balor and Rollins think it over and turn them down.
The Miztouagre jumps Balor and Rollins but Seth and Finn clear the ring. Balor gets the last laugh though as he takes out Seth to stand tall.
Sasha Banks vs Ruby Riott:
Ruby Riott and The Riott Squad make their way to the ring for the match.
Charley Curoso interviews Sasha and asks her if Bayley will be out there tonight and Sasha says she hasn't heard from Bayley. She also says the division is still running on Boss Time. She then makes her to the ring for the match.
Collar and elbow tie up and Ruby pushes Sasha in the corner. They come out of the corner and Sahsa gets a wristlock on Ruby. Sasha stays in control and has Ruby reeling. Ruby gains control for a bit until Sasha gains control again with a right hand then running the ropes for an armdrag on Ruby. Bayley is looking on from the back. Ruby then gains control of the match and begins to stomp down Sasha. Riott then hits multiple shoulderblocks on Sasha in the corner. Sasha fights back and hits the meteora and begins to throw hands. Sasha then locks in a straight jacket hold on Ruby for a bit till she breaks free. Sasha gains control with another meteora for a two count. The match spills to the outside and Ruby follows.
Sasha slides back in the ring and quickly hits a baseball slide as we go to break. Back from break and Runy is wearing down Sasha. Sasha breaks free with an armdrag but Ruby fights back with a dropckick sending her into the turnbuckles followed up with an STO. Ruby stays on Sasha and locks in a sideheadlock.
Sasha counters and rolls up Ruby for atwo count then followed up with another two count. Sasha hits a kick then multiple clothesline sending Ruby into the corner. Sasha hits Ruby with double knees but Ruby counters and gains control. Ruby hits a backwards senton for a two count.
Banks locks in the bank statement but the riott Squad gets involved allowing Riott to get free. Sasha then hits the meteora on Ruby smashing her head on the post followed up by another meteora to Liv Morgan. Sasha gets to the top rope but Sarah Logan gets involved again and Banks knocks her down which allows for Ruby to hit the Riott Kick for the win.
Winner: Ruby Riott via pinfall
A Moment Of Bliss:
Bliss says you never know when a bully will strike. While her and Nia were on vacation at Disney World she mocks Alexa for her height and asked the attendants if she is tall enough for the rides. She says at Backlash she will win her title back and dedicates it to everyone who had or has a Nia in their lives and says the bully will not win.
Back from break Renee Young interviews Titus about his greatest moment. Renee says that people said he stole the show. Titus says he basically just fell plain and simple and brushes it off and hopes that it inspires people until he is interrupted by Corbin.
Corbin says people who have been inspired if he hadn't fallen.
Woken Matt says that his and Bray's vessels have always been together and have transcended time and space.
He says their vessels can't be contain on this planet. Bray says they are the darkness and light and their shadows will consume everything in their paths.
Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn vs Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman, and Roman Regins:
Snuil Singh comes out and introduces Jinder Mahal who makes his way to the ring.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens makes their way to the ring.
Strowman makes his way to the ring for the match.
Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring.
Roman Regins makes his way to the ring for the match.
Jinder and Regins start the match. Sami ask for the tag and Jinder tags him in then tags in KO. KO then tags back in Sami.
Regins then gets the jump on Sami and tosses him to the outside Roman follows tothe outside and tosses Sami into the barricade. KO gets involved but gets taken down for his troubles followed by a double driveby from Roman as we go to break. Back from breakand Roman is in control until he gets caught in the heels corner and Jinder tags in a hits multiple shots but Roman counters and tags in Lashely. Bobby takes it to Jinder but gets caught in enemy territory and Sami tags in. The ref is dealing with Sami and KO hits a cheapshot on Lashley. Bobby gains control but KO gets involved to save Sami then offical tags in and begins to stomp down Lashley. Bobby gets thrown into the corner and KO stays on himand eventually locks in a chinlock and wears down Bobby. A midmatch promo video about Nakmaura vs Styles for the WWE Title. Lashley breaks free but KO hits a senton and goes back to the chinlock and wears him down.
Lashely fights back and knocks down Owens face firstand both men down. KO tags in Sami and Lashley tags in Roman. Roman goes on a tearand knocks down both Sami and Jinder. With Sami in the corner Roman hits multiple clotheslines. Regins about to hit a superman punch but Snuil Singh gets involved but Roman takes him out. While he was distracted KO tags in as we go to break. Back from break and Sami is in control of Roman. Sami hits Regins with a punch as Roman was trying to break free but Regins fights back. Sami drags Roman back to his corner and tags in KO who hits a big move for a two count.
He then tags back in Sami who goes on the attack and gets a two count. Sami then wears down Regins with a chinlock. Regins hits a back body drop to create separate and both men are down. Sami tags in Owens and stops Regins from making the tag. Owens stays on him but Roman hits a superman punch then Jinder tags in and eats a samoan drop. Strowman finally tags in and goes on a tear taking out everyone TWICE.
Jinder side steps Braun and he goes into the post. Dami was looking for the Helluva kick but Lashley stops him. Roman hits a spear on Jinder and KO hits a couple of superkicks on Strowman and Roman. Braun stops KO and hits a running powerslam for the win.
Winners: Roman Regins, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley via pinfall
Baron Corbin vs No Way Jose:
Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring for the match. Corbin says a wise man once says a man doesn't make money by being funny.
Corbin mocks Titus and No Way Jose and that he came to WWE to win championships and crack people in the teeth. No Way Jose with the conga line make his way to the ring.
Corbin trys to hit a clothesline but Jose ducks and hits a shot on Corbin. Baron Corbin fights back and hits a running clothesline to gain control. Jose tries to gain control with shots to the body but Corbin stays in control. Jose counters and attempts a top rope move but comes up empty and Corbin sends him shoulder first into the post.
Titus Worldwide come out made midmatch and while trying to get in the ring slips on the apron
and allows for Jose to roll Corbin up for the win.
Winner: No Way Jose via pinfall
Natayla vs Mickie James:
Back from break and Mickie James is making her way to the ring along with Alexa Bliss.
Natayla makes her way to the ring along with Ronda Rousey.
Collar and elbow tie up and Natalya goes for the injuries arm and Mickie rolls out of the ring. Back in the ring and Natalaya stay in control and hits a snapmare suplex for a two count. Mickie gains control and slams Natalya into the turnbuckles for a two count. Mickie has Natalya in a scissor hold but Natayla fights back and tries to go for the sharpshooter but Alexa distracts Natalya allowing for Mickie to dropkick Natalya in her injured knee from last week. Rousey staredown Bliss then chases her around the ring while Natalya rolls up Mickie for the win.
Post match Nia comes out and chase off Bliss then stands tall with Natalya and Rousey in the ring.
Winner: Natalya via pinfall
Strowman and Lashley vs Owens and Zayan just announced for Backlash.
McIntyre and Ziggler do a selfie promo talking about happy to be heard and don't just sit around and play on their phones. Dolph says they should run to smackdown while they can. Dolph says their not here to steal the show but to takeover.
Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor(Intercontinental Championship):
Finn Balor makes his way to the ring for the match.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring to defend his championship.
Collar and elbow tie up and Seth pushes Finn into the corner. Finn gets the upperhand with a headlock but Seth rolls through.
Back and forth continues and Finn is driven to the outside. Seth jumps over the top rope and crashes onto Finn as we go to break. We're back from break and Seth is in control of Finn with a headlock wearing him down. Finn breaks free and there are back and forth chops then Finn gains control and hits a chop on Seth in the corner. Seth gets back control and hits a blockbuster followed by a springboard dropkick then suicide dive. Rollins looks for a second one but gets caught by the overhead kick. Finn stays on the attack and gets a two count. Balor stays on Seth and hits a elbow for a two count. Fast forward a bit and Rollins hit the revolution knee after a slingblade for a two count. Seththen hits a superkick but finn counter then takes down Seth and hits a double double stomp. Rollins gets back up and tries to hit a clothesline but Finn moves onto the apronand hit a kick to the head of Rollins. The match is fast and furious as Seth goes for a falcon arrow but Balor counters for a two count. Back and forth we go but Balor finally hits the overhead kick and sends Seth tothe outside but Balor joins him as he flys over the ropes.
Down the stretch both guys look for their finishers and multiple covers later Rollins hits a superkick and both men are down. Rollins then hits the curbstomp ro retain the title.
Winner: AND STILL the Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins via pinfall