Ambrose throws a ladder at Rollins and gets a near fall. John says he was feeling pretty good and then this. Springboard back in, nobody home, jockeying for position. Shane finally agreed to the pairing, and on the January 8, 2019 episode of SmackDown, Miz challenged and for the at the Royal Rumble, and The Bar accepted. .
He was running Raw into the ground and now his life is a joke. Balor is going to the Fatal 4 Way main event. We are back and Corbin with a chin lock and half nelson. There's a long history of teams and factions coming together to push one or multiple members of their team to the top of the ladder. Rush praises Bobby Lashley as being a fighter, and says Lashley will become Intercontinental Champion tonight, whether you like it or not. McIntyre is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Royal Rumble, and whether it's Brock Lesnar or Strowman waiting for him at WrestleMania or even a move to SmackDown , McIntyre projects as a major player and strong title candidate over the next 12 months.
Gable tags in and Gable moonsaults over Dawson. Peace and love to one and all! Dawson tags in and Roode with an arm drag and arm bar. Tamina tries to interfere but Bayley with a drop kick through the corner. Ambrose then made the cover and won the match. Cena missed birthdays, weddings and funerals for this.
Strowman walks out of view. Corbin works over Balor now. Charly Caruso comes into the ring and asks about the two teaming up tonight. Drew waits for Corbin to get up as we go back to commercial. On the December 26, 2018 episode of 205 Live, General Manager scheduled Murphy to defend the title at the Royal Rumble in a with his opponents to be decided in qualifying matches. Lashley with a slam and he tags in Ambrose who kicks Balor and runs his forearm across the face. Balor runs the apron but Corbin knocks him off with a big forearm.
Because he has something that no other Superstars have — ruthless aggression. Paul wants to leave but Brock wants to go to the ring. Jax pulls Snuka to the floor for the save. At Crown Jewel, Shane McMahon won the , replacing in the finals, who was deemed unable to compete due to a pre-match brawl. Morgan comes in but Cross takes her down as well.
The offense of both women was incredible, but Banks finally found the Banks Statement and got a tap out victory! Seth Rollins attacks Lashley from behind and they continue their battle on the ramp. Corbin drops Cena at ringside with a steel chair now. Elbow, sliding forearm, whip reversed but a lariat drops Corbin. They trade counters and pin attempts. Ambrose looks for Dirty Deeds but Rollins comes off the top and takes him down. John says he plans on earning that golden ticket. Nia misses a splash into the corner and Sasha with a bulldog followed by a running double knee strike for a near fall.
Balor with Slingblade to Lashley. He then lands a suicide dive on Lashley and Ambrose on the outside. Throwing him into the steel steps, and so we go to break. Baron says that is not happening. Balor nails it and covers for the pin to earn the title shot at the Rumble.
Rousey unloads on Jax but Jax slams her into the corner. Braun calls Brock a coward for hiding in the back. The jumping knee strike he hit on Corbin here was unbelievable, the height was crazy. Lashley tags in and punches Balor in the ribs. Ring announcer Greg Hamilton then leads a ten bell salute. We get formal ring introductions from Rome. Cena sends Drew to the floor.
Same promo as the last few weeks. Corbin with an Irish whip but Elias comes out of the corner with a clothesline. John says this is when you step up or get left out. Natalya comes in with a dropkick and a big suplex to Logan. Cole notes that the new call-ups will appear on both shows this week to get a good look at them. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace on Cena. Back from commercial, Ambrose in control with the sleeper hold, Cena posts to his feet and staggers towards his corner.