Kevin and Corey talk about Rhea Ripley’s performance at the Royal Rumble. Rhea walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with highlight from the Women’s Royal Rumble.
In the Arena:
Rhea Ripley, makes her way to the ring.
Rhea says it has been a while that she has been out here without her Latino Heat or her THE Judgment Day crew, but she wanted all of the attention on her. Two nights ago, I disrupted the status quo. I did the unthinkable, I went the distance and outlasted 29 other women to win the Royal Rumble. Now, I get to choose whichever champion I want to face at Wrestlemania. Rhea says three years ago, she just turned 24 and her career was just getting started and I was the NXT Women’s Champion. I came to Raw and challenged the winner of the Royal Rumble, Charlotte Flair to a match at Wrestlemania. She put her in her place. Rhea looks at the Wrestlemania sign.
The funny thing about Charlotte is that she is always in the title picture. She is at the top of her game and Rhea says she hates to give Charlotte credit but she gets better every year. The normal flow is that Charlotte is at the top. She says she is the disruptor. She does not like the normal flow and she does not like things being overplayed. So, Charlotte, I advise you to enjoy everyone bowing down to the Queen because they are about to rise to Rhea Ripley.
At Wrestlemania, I put you in your place. Charlotte Flair, I choose you.
Byron Saxton waits to talk to The Judgment Day. Byron asks Finn about the latest altercation with Edge. Finn says he thought Edge would have enough by now. Finn tells Edge that he works Mondays. He says that everything Cody has done was his. Cody has been stealing from him for years. Finn is coming to collect.
Finn Balor vs. Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Cody backs Finn into the corner and they go around the ring to a stalemate. Finn taps Cody on the chest and Cody with a drop down uppercut. Cody with a delayed gourdbuster and Finn rolls to the floor. Finn gets back in the ring and they lock up. Balor with a side head lock and he holds on when Cody tries to send him off the ropes. Finn with a side head lock take down. Finn with a kick to the chest.
They lock up and Finn with a waist lock take down into an arm bar and back to a front face lock. Cody with a hammer lock. Finn gets to the ropes to force a break. Cody with chops to Balor. Cody with a forearm to the head and Cody with a sunset flip but you don’t sunset flip Balor. Balor rolls through and Cody blocks a kick. Cody punches Balor on the apron. Cody with an Irish whip and Finn tries to float over but Cody catches Finn. Finn avoids an Alabama Slam.
Finn with kicks to the chest. Finn with chops in the corner and he wraps the arm in the ropes and tries to aggravate the surgically repaired pectoral. Finn with a snap mare and kick to the chest for a near fall. Finn with springboard boots to the chest. Balor hangs Cody over the middle rope and kicks him from the apron. Cody blocks a kick and connects with a dragon screw in the ropes. Cody with Beautiful Disaster to send Finn to the floor. Cody with a suicide dive and they return to the ring. Cody stops Priest and Dom from interfering. Cody floats over Finn and hits a power slam for a near fall. Cody with a forearm to teh back of the head and Finn stops a Cody Cutter. Finn with an elevated elbow drop for a near fall. Finn with elbows to the clavicle.
Finn with an arm bar. Finn with an abdominal stretch. Finn with punches to the ribs and he holds on to an abdominal stretch. Cody with a hip toss to escape. Cody with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Cody with an Irish whip and he misses a splash in the corner. Balor with boots to the shoulder. Balor goes up top and Cody stops him. Cody with forearms and Finn fires back. Cody with a chop to the back and he sets for the superplex and hits it. Cody and Finn exchange punches and forearms. Finn with a kick and Cody with a Cody Cutter for a near fall. Cody sets for CrossRhodes but Balor counters. Cody with a kick and Balor with sling blade. Balor sets for the running drop kick but Cody with a super kick for a near fall.
Cody sets for a figure four leg lock but Balor with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cody is kicked through the ropes to the floor in front of THE Judgment Day. Priest, Dom, and Rhea surround Cody but Edge comes through the crowd and Priest goes after Edge. Edge sends Priest into the barrier. Edge punches Dominik. Edge spears Dom on the floor. Rhea attacks Edge with forearms. Beth Phoenix comes out and spears Rhea.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Cody gets back into the ring. Balor with a double leg take down and double stomp. Balor with a drop kick to send Cody into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and Edge gets on the apron. The referee tells Edge to get down but that allows Cody to get out of the way of Coup de Grace. Cody with not one, not two, but three CrossRhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to credits after various replays of the match.