The second day of the Superstar Shakeup has some interesting SmackDown debuts and Vince McMahon’s “greatest SmackDown acquisition.”
Akira Tozawa looks to get a win back on Mike Kanellis, Oney Lorcan battles Kalisto, and Buddy Murphy tries to set a tone for his title defense this Sunday in a good episode of 205 Live.
Kofi Kingston faces a gauntlet match to try to qualify for Wrestlemania, Sasha Banks and Bayley finally show up on SmackDown to take on The IIconics, The Miz responds to Shane McMahon, and Kevin Owens brings Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair together for a fight in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Roman Reigns wants a Shield reunion, Aleister Black and Ricochet challenge The Revival for the RAW Tag Titles, Ronda Rousey has a change of heart, Heavy Machinery teaches other tag teams to “be a STAR,” Triple H has a message for Batista, and more on an up and down episode of WWE RAW.
Batista crashes Ric Flair’s birthday celebration on an episode of RAW that also featured Lio Rush challenging Finn Balor for the IC Title, Becky Lynch again breaking her suspension, Aleister Black and Ricochet teaming up against the RAW Tag Champs, and the return of Roman Reigns.
Daniel Bryan faces Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali looks for an upset against Randy Orton, Anderson and Gallows battle the uneasy alliance of Rusev and Nakamura, the three teams from SmackDown entering the women’s Elimination Chamber try to build some momentum, and Becky Lynch is confronted by Triple H in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
WWE RAW Episode 1341 #RAW Original Air Date: February 4, 2019 Event Date: February 4, 2019 (aired live) City: Portland, OR Venue: MODA Center Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young Ring Announcer: Mike Rome Ring Area Already in the ring, Stephanie McMahon welcomes everyone to RAW. She is almost immediately interrupted by Becky …
Mike Kanellis attempts to prove a point against Kalisto, and Akira Tozawa battles Hideo Itami in a good episode of 205 Live.
Daniel Bryan unveils a new title belt, number one contenders are decided for the tag titles, Becky and Charlotte have words, and the US Title is in double jeopardy on a mostly entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
Mysterio and Andrade battle in a 2 out of 3 falls match, Mustafa Ali attempts to overcome Samoa Joe, Miz takes on Cesaro, Mandy Rose and Naomi finally fight in the ring, Styles and Bryan come face to face, and Becky, Charlotte, and Asuka have words on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Braun Strowman’s antics cost him, but four men are eager to take advantage of Strowman’s mistake. Also, The IC Title is up for grabs in a triple threat, the women’s tag title belts are revealed, Rousey and Banks try to work together, the Riott Squad picks a fight with a surprise opponent, and more on a mostly good episode of RAW.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Carmella compete in a triple threat match to determine who will face Asuka at the Royal Rumble, The Usos battle The Bar to qualify for a future title shot, Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio team up to take on Andrade Almas and Samoa Joe, and more on a very entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins brawl, but Seth Rollins still wants Dean Ambrose. John Cena returns to RAW, but Drew McIntyre has been waiting for him. Alexa Bliss has a talk show, but it’s hijacked by Rousey, Banks, and Jax. The Revival want lumberjack justice, but they can’t seem to catch a break. Strowman wants a face to face with Lesnar, but Lesnar has other plans. Plus more!
Apollo Crews earns a big opportunity, Ronda Rousey gets pissed, Seth Rollins gets ruthless, Ziggler and McIntyre battle in a steel cage, and more on a good episode of RAW.
Seth Rollins takes a stand against Baron Corbin an ends up defending his IC Title in a TLC match less than a week before he has to face Dean Ambrose in another TLC match.
While it did give us more of the same from previous RAWs, there were at least some brighter points on this show compared to last week.
This episode of SmackDown Live was light on wrestling, but it still presented some interesting segments and some fun moments in the ring.
Lio Rush attempts to take advantage of Cedric Alexander’s recent slump in a great main event!
The final SmackDown Live before Survivor Series certainly was interesting. It finalized some matches for Sunday while feeling like it changed everything.
The RAW side of Survivor Series is decided on a RAW that wasn’t great until the last few minutes of the show.