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Becky Lynch PULLED From WrestleMania 35! WWE Raw, Feb. 11, 2019 Review | WrestleTalk

December 14, 2019

Becky Lynch’s suspension is over! Becky
Lynch’s suspension is back on! And Charlotte’s taking her place against Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania.
What? Oh, and we’ve got new Raw tag team champions.
I’m Oli Davis – give us a subscribe, press the thumbs up button, tell me if you think
Becky Lynch being suspended is a good idea in the comments below because I’ll be replying
to people FROM OUTTA NOWHERE, and click the ‘i’ above my head to give your rating
– where you can choose from: RawSome, Cor, AVRAWGE, Poor and RawFul – as I review the
11th February, 2019 edition of Monday Night Raw …in about 4 minutes. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H opened the
show with an in-ring promo like it’s 2000 all over again. Or 2014 all over again. Or
2018 all over again. It’s a New Era, yes it is.
Becky Lynch interrupted them, where it was revealed she’s been medically cleared by
both her own and WWE doctors – a neatly consistent storyline touch with Lynch suspicious of the
promotion. There’s just one more teeny tiny thing she needs to do to get her WrestleMania
35 main event back on, though… she needs to apologise to the Triple H and Stephanie.
Just as early 00s UK boyband Blue once sang in their totally original song, Sorry Seems
To Be The Hardest Word, this set off a night long thread of Becky wrestling with her dilemma
backstage. Ronda Rousey trash talked her, Alexa Bliss tried to steal her WrestleMania
spot, and her former real-life wrestling teacher Finn Balor… just talked about how he’s
going to beat Bobby Lashley for the Intercontinental title.
He made Brock Lesnar believe! Unfortunately none of those wrestlers who
gave Becky advice included her four horsewomen buddies Sasha Banks and Bayley, who walked
past her for the following three way tag. And talking of being medically cleared, it
seems Banks still might not be able to wrestle, as the Riott Squad took her out midway through
the match. Despite a fiery comeback from Bayley, the
Samoan Slaughterhouse – that’s what Nia Jax and Tamina are calling themselves now
– got the win. Elias’ latest performance was interrupted
once, twice, three times a lucha next, so he smashed a guitar over Kalisto’s back. So Balor is taking on Lashley and Lio Rush
in a handicap match this Sunday. Which means he can pin either man… and Brock Lesnar
will still believe! Lashley interfered quickly in Balor’s match
against Drew McIntyre, which rather predictably signalled an ‘Everyone’s Running Down
For The Save Six Man Tag Match’… …where Lashley, McIntyre and Baron Corbin
– WHY ARE YOU A TEAM?! – took on Balor, Braun Strowman and Kurt Angle.
Angle and Finn were worked over so long for Strowman’s eventual hot tag, the match had
to be restarted when a second referee pointed out Balor had his foot on the ropes. He made
that referee believe! Braun was finally unleashed, and Finn got
his win back by pinning Lashley ahead of their pay-per-view match on Sunday.
I actually quite liked the false finish structure of this match, but Raw is severely lacking
in star power right now and booking all these names in the same segment really affects the
rest of the show. Kevin Owens revealed in a mobile phone promo
he’s a month away from returning and doesn’t know if he’s going to Raw or SmackDown.
This was a totally different presentation of Owens, showing him with family and friends
hanging out at a bowling alley – hinting towards him being a babyface when he comes back. Ruby Riott rather unceremoniously beat Nikki
Cross in front of a dead crowd ahead of her BOOKING FROM OUTTA NOWHERE match against Ronda
this Sunday. Seth Rollins cut an in-ring promo admitting
that he did, indeed, take six F5s. So an F30 – quick maths. But, in being dominated by
Brock so completely, he made him belie-hey, that’s Finn Balor’s gimmick.
And so the dance begins again. Brock is hardly around in the build up to WrestleMania, and
a former Shield member has to build an entire feud against Paul Heyman.
The segment had a very cool end, though, when Dean Ambrose interrupted just to tell Seth:
‘slay the Beast’. It was a genuinely nice moment, a kind of kayfabe goodbye, imbued
with the real-life story of Dean leaving the company, and his Shield brothers, soon. But he’ll be damned if he properly gets
someone over! The crowd were quiet for Dean getting a roll-up victory over EC3 in the
following match. If there was ever a time do not do 50/50 booking, having your fresh
NXT call-up consistently beating someone on their way out is evidently not the best place
to do it. Speaking of dead crowds, The Revival vs Bobby
Roode and Chad Gable worked a match so good, they brought them back to life. After an excellent
showcase of Gable and some brilliantly timed near-falls, The Revival became the new tag
team champions. After wrestling with her conscience all night,
Becky finally decided to say ‘I’m sorry’ to Stephanie and Trips, getting her immediately
reinstated into the main event. But then Vince McMahon came out, said he’s re-suspending
Becky for 60 days this time because she’s got a bad attitude, and is replacing her at
WrestleMania with Charlotte. If you were always going to replace her, why
have Lynch apologise in the first place – which severely undermines her anti-authority appeal?
And of all the interesting ways you could’ve weaved Charlotte into this storyline, WWE
simply went with: because Vince suddenly decided he doesn’t like someone. Well, I guess the
best art imitates life. But possibly the most annoying part is that
just two months after their big ‘no more authority figures’ speech, we have a heel
McMahon authority figure. It’s a New Era, yes it is.
There wasn’t much good on this show, and the only positives were undermined by lazy
or ineffective booking by the end of the night. This week’s Raw is a low Poor.
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  • Reply abcrazy9 February 13, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Come on Oli. Consistently downplaying Finn Bálor’s role, he was telling her to not let her pride get in the way, and that he is waiting for the right time also, despite what he wants to do. They are playing a division amongst the McMahon family of some sort and it was meant to be abrupt. The tag title match was down right Great! You need to stop going into Raw with your mind already made up. The 3 team tag with the women’s division was one of the best multi-tag team matches on WWE in months and they are hiding the Sasha injury while still telling the appropriate story of the babyface, and now having to outlast the rest of the field in the chamber. I thought Nikki and Ruby was short and sweet, even if the crowd was dead. The six man tag was fine. Just back off of the the show starts at a “bore” and has to dig its way out. I hate that I love your content otherwise because I won’t stop watching your videos. Anyway cheers.

  • Reply I Came In Here For An Argument! February 13, 2019 at 1:44 am

    There was nothing wrong with the injury angle, but instead of sticking with that they had Becky cave by refusing to see a doctor and then seeing a doctor. Then they had her cave and apologize to authority figures. Then they had the forgiveness of the authority figures disregarded by punishment for attacking said figures who just forgave her. Now pitting her against Vince is tainted by having her cave to their nonsensical requests.

    People justifying the situation with things like, "Well if you hit your boss then you would get punished, blah blah blah" are insane. The fact that it's such a predictable main event isn't a bad thing, but you can still screw up the road to get there.

  • Reply Jay Gramling February 13, 2019 at 1:52 am

    The whole show sucked! Except for Finn Balor pinning Bobby Lashley, and Seth Rollins cutting a very good promo. I think Becky Lynch getting pulled from WrestleMania and Vince McMahon putting Charlotte in is total fucking bullshit! Nobody wants to see that match, especially at WrestleMania. The rumors of them making it a triple threat match is also stupid! Everyone wants to see ONLY Becky Lynch take on Rhonda Rousey. Anything else just plain sucks!

  • Reply Emjay February 13, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Ambrose leaving is a story line, they are using it to turn him back to baby face to make him happy so he doesn’t leave and the revival winning the titles is a cheap way to say hey please stay. WWE trying everything.. Dean will stay cause of his wife but hopefully the revival don’t get sucked in and leave because the moment they extend their contracts they will lose the titles and never see them again lol

  • Reply Mr. Bludclot February 13, 2019 at 1:55 am

    FINALLY……news about a company that ACTUALLY exists !

  • Reply ARES GaddaWar February 13, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Still enough time to make the Wrestlemania match a Fatal 4 Way… Nia Jax v The Man v Rowdy v Charlotte, and it totally fits

  • Reply Zak Hooper February 13, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Pulling Becky from anything is just royal stupidity. She’s the hottest worker they’ve got. She’s a true organic star.

  • Reply Jose Dominguez February 13, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Does anyone Hate Renee Young as much as I do?

  • Reply Shane Hill February 13, 2019 at 1:57 am

    At 0:53 and 5:28, I expected the New Day’s theme to start playing.

  • Reply Daniel FeralBuffalo Collum February 13, 2019 at 1:59 am

    No it's a dumbass decision,

  • Reply Bobby Pena February 13, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Charlotte is the fall guy so Roni doesn’t get pinned and look bad when Becky wins the triple threat match.. But what happened to the fans are in control!!?

  • Reply Pedro Gonzalez February 13, 2019 at 2:17 am

    It was not poor at all

  • Reply Mighty Midget February 13, 2019 at 2:21 am


  • Reply Fernando Lemus February 13, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Bad idea

  • Reply noodles with noology February 13, 2019 at 2:32 am


  • Reply 23rdletterassasin February 13, 2019 at 2:51 am


  • Reply Kaosick812 February 13, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Wwe listening to the fans

  • Reply Brainz Rooney February 13, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Raw is shit

  • Reply Brainz Rooney February 13, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Dean ain't leaving

  • Reply Thisisbb1 February 13, 2019 at 3:11 am

    terrible era 😀 . Im not even interested in wrestlemania now with ashley taking that spot. boring. aew we need u sooner not later 🙂

  • Reply DenTheDude 6661 February 13, 2019 at 3:11 am

    I hope I’m not the only one looking forward to AEW

  • Reply Brainz Rooney February 13, 2019 at 3:13 am

    And Vince wonders why smackdown is better than raw how In the world is he the same person that over sees raw and smackdown some how I believe he cares zero about smackdown that's why it strives and raw he's %100 hands on

  • Reply Scarlet Psycho Wolf February 13, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Wow…Vince really likes to book himself to get attacked by his own talent….

  • Reply Ayush Pandey February 13, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Vince be like "Just so you know no matter How much I try to listen to the Fans…a dick is still stuck in my ear"

  • Reply Lesego Lehloo February 13, 2019 at 3:48 am

    This was the worst RAW that ever happened

  • Reply David Fitzpatrick February 13, 2019 at 3:54 am

    The Jericho Cruise is the new WrestleMania. Hopefully between that and AEW looking to be a great success the WWE steps up on their overall product.

  • Reply Jonathan Ruiz February 13, 2019 at 4:18 am

    This is why AEW is going to be great!!!

  • Reply MrBRS559 February 13, 2019 at 4:31 am

    I really hope the Becky lynch thing is just a story & she makes it into the Wrestlemania. I will be pissed if she isn’t.

  • Reply Matthew Eble February 13, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I would have graded it lower than that. Only good part was Revival winning, but everything was undermined by the shear stupidity of the rest of the show….Becky Lynch segment included. I'm just gonna get my WWE updates here and not bother watching any of the programming anymore. That bs with Lynch really left a bad taste in my mouth concerning WWE.

  • Reply ARJUN M S February 13, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Becky quit wwe go to aew we luv you only vince boys can show in wwe

  • Reply Matr Olmem February 13, 2019 at 5:07 am

    My theory is that the wwe is inserting charolet into the title match to protect Rhonda. It could be that wwe is not confident in rhondas Roh work to have her in a high profile match on the biggest stage of wrestling.

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  • Reply Al Lepage February 13, 2019 at 5:15 am

    It's truly baffling that the Revival finally get their title victory only for it to be an afterthought due to a very poor pace to the show overall. Segment after segment seemed either rushed or botched. However I do get why they ran with Becky apologizing. This is only going to lead to her becoming even more aggressive and doing everything and anything possible to either get reinstated for the match. Or to Interfere in it taking out everyone else in the process.

  • Reply dalinds69 February 13, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Can't wait for AEW tired of all the bad story lines from WWE and watching Vince McMahon ruining his company he needs to retire he's going to end up leaving his kids a worthless company if he keeps making bad decisions.

  • Reply lamelama22 February 13, 2019 at 5:59 am

    It's the first time I've watched RAW since Baron Corbin started taking over the show… mainly b/c I was curious about Becky (and it was good background noise to have on while cleaning my apartment), and that ending was so bad that I'm cancelling my WWE network subscription. She should've said the entire night she wouldn't apologize, and then at the end given Steph/HHH the double middle finger and told them to go F themselves, and then have Vince come out and keep the rest the same; and it would've been great.

  • Reply Chris Rooks February 13, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Just when you think Vince has finally started to listen to the fans he pulls his big FU stunt. The old fart needs to go to his football and leave the wrestling to the next generation. 80's tactics no longer get over.

  • Reply David Holland February 13, 2019 at 6:14 am

    One thing i don't really understand is, if the McMahon's also have control over Smack-down, and Becky is a smack-down "super star" then why not have the Becky vs McMahon(s) segments directly on Smack-down?
    Why not use that time to build a story line for literally anyone else?
    Yeah, you're building up for WM for the fight over the women's title and all, but why not just move the McMahon/Becky talking segments to smack-down?

    Maybe im missing something about this story-line.

  • Reply Bryan Woodward February 13, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I usually like wwe but Vince is a dumbass

  • Reply Oldish man Gamer February 13, 2019 at 6:35 am

    I see I am not missing anything since I stopped watchin Raw in December.

  • Reply chris cjsjwkwma February 13, 2019 at 7:20 am

    I'm so sick of flair being pushed

  • Reply ThrottleDeviant February 13, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I hope it isn't a triple threat. Pulling Becky from the match makes senses. Any one who goes up against Becky is going to get heat from the fans, so protect Rousey as a Face, they had to put her up against someone who can work a good heal angle. This does that as well as keeps Becky hot as the "her against the powers that be Stone Cold" character.

  • Reply Neel L February 13, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Is this not just all to build to Rousey vs Charlotte vs Becky at Mania? Adding Charlotte is the way to have Ronda job the belt without doing the job herself. It’s a nice story with Becky, but the best MATCH would still be the originally planned Rousey/Flair summerslam rematch

  • Reply Dennis Marin February 13, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Doesn't winning the Royal Rumble guarantee you main event spot at Wrestlemania? Vince singlehandedly destroyed the hype and tradition.

  • Reply Hurracan G February 13, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Cm punk was right

  • Reply William King February 13, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Oh, I'm so surprised, I couldn't have possibly seen that com–I totally saw it coming. I'll be skipping Mania this year. Double or Nothing is coming, ROH, probably has something lined up, New Japan does, and I can't think of a PPV Impact did that let me down…..overall, so, I'll get my wrestling fix this year, elsewhere.

  • Reply FrostedNuts February 13, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Becky should just go to AEW

  • Reply Andrew Martin February 13, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Its a work

  • Reply Wayne Hagstrom February 13, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Terrible decision on THE MAN

  • Reply Charlie James February 13, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I see both Charlotte and Becky being a mainstay on RAW while Smackdown Live quietly take Ronda Rousey on the way out.

  • Reply Adam E February 13, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Becky’s still gonna be in there. but Charlotte BELONGS in the match

  • Reply Mar Ket February 13, 2019 at 9:18 am

    This I why wwe is garbage

  • Reply Mar Ket February 13, 2019 at 9:18 am


  • Reply MAXIMILLIONtheGREAT February 13, 2019 at 9:21 am

    AEW please save us.

  • Reply MAXIMILLIONtheGREAT February 13, 2019 at 9:21 am

    .5/5 that's half a point out of 5
    Rawful barely begins to describe it.

  • Reply MAXIMILLIONtheGREAT February 13, 2019 at 9:25 am

    At least Vince is open about punishing someone for getting over.

    I hope he has a stroke.

  • Reply Matthew Wolfe February 13, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Becky Lynch does not deserve to be buried by Charlotte. #Boothewoo.

  • Reply Matthew Wolfe February 13, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Great to see The Revival become WWE Raw Tag Team Champions.

  • Reply varment01 February 13, 2019 at 9:46 am


  • Reply farizul hasif February 13, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I don't really care , but I hope Becky linch will interupt that match and make sure Charlotte never win

  • Reply shubham dube February 13, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Hey Guys I just found out why Vince doesn't let Brock go. Check out the link: and play at 0:35

  • Reply Janneke van Grunsven February 13, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Honestly, Charlotte is an amazing competitor and one of the best women WWE has on their roster. But the fans really want to see Becky vs Rhonda. Would it hurt so much for Charlotte to, for once, not be inserted into title matches?

  • Reply Scotty J February 13, 2019 at 11:01 am

    It's all a work, of course she will win the Raw title at WM. She's put too much work into the company. Personally I'm getting sick of flair getting pushed.

  • Reply Jan Albert Arana February 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I rather watch the man vs the baddest woman alive rather than ronda vs Charlotte

  • Reply Lol Smarks February 13, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Ronda loses title because Becky pins Charlotte in a triple threat so the cry baby can leave the company undefeated

  • Reply Chosty February 13, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Twist for Wrestlemania, The Man vs The Man, Becky Vs Vince

  • Reply Navneet Wadhera February 13, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Why so negative Oli?? Is it cuz Whatculture got invited to WrestleMania and not you guys.. this episode didn't bring the roof down, but it firmly but Becky at the top of the babyface pile.. it furthered the story of Becky vs everyone for the main event at WrestleMania.. and this needs to be built up cuz it could end up like the awesome threeway between Orton, Bryan and Batista.. not mention that it's the first time women will be doing the main event.. AND it gave Charlotte some REAL HEEL HEAT in the build up.. Please lighten up a bit

  • Reply The Incredible R.Y.U. February 13, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    This is why I stopped watching WWE, they are making horrible decisions. I really hope AEW gets a cool cable deal. I am down to give them all my attention and money. WWE has been a big let down these last couple of months. I stop watching by last years wrestle mania cuz I was made how they’d didn’t use rusev the right way. Now becky Lynch the most over person isn’t on the card. Smh

  • Reply Billy C James N February 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Suspend the McMahons and Triple H… This SUCKS worse than a government mule's ??


    Why i ought to tke my size 12 Reebok cover it with a @Tapout wear Turn it sideways and shove it straight up Vince's wrinkly old alabaster keester

  • Reply Ryan Benson February 13, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    So Ruby Riott is going over right? Right?

  • Reply Eugene Johnson February 13, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Where is Asuka

  • Reply Derek Peddie February 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Am I the only one that think EC3 totally suck someone please tell me I'm wrong am I missing something with this guy I didn't like he in NXT and not liking him on the main roster

  • Reply Gotch February 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I would call it Rawful if Becky is truly taken off the WM main event card

  • Reply Armando G February 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm


  • Reply Nick The First February 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    So an F30 Quick Maths ???

  • Reply Kenny Jones February 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    That was a POOR episode!!

  • Reply Jamal Williams February 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Charlotte flair looked so beautiful on Raw and Smackdown

  • Reply Antonio Gutierrez February 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Nothing against Charlotte but I wanna see Ronda vs Becky period

  • Reply Robert Dorrington February 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I hear Becky lynch might have fail a recent drug test possible hgh

  • Reply ant brown February 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    im sorry…………………….. wow wwe this is why nobodys cares about yall no more shows trash lmao

  • Reply Michael February 13, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Vince could have made the Charlotte announcement at 8:05 instead of 10:59.

  • Reply Halsey Mueller February 13, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    WWE blows

  • Reply Paul Levine February 13, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    This was legit going to be the first time i was into a womans match in WWE


  • Reply gerald carlson February 13, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Well the authority screwin up more things ughhhhhh well another ppv I won't be watchin d a m n

  • Reply Prince Allah February 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    AGAIN I SAY!…Lynch vs flair at fast lane winner gets rousey….Lynch wins both matches

  • Reply Ryan Smith February 14, 2019 at 1:13 am

    I remember when wwe said Vince Hunter and Steph were not going to heavily involved with storylines. Yet here they are again.

  • Reply nizam ghanny February 14, 2019 at 1:39 am

    thats why aew will take that over in the future WWE SUCKS

  • Reply Skies Orion February 14, 2019 at 1:46 am

    ? so many things wrong with WWE writing..Ruby is unbelievably ugly

  • Reply Zaid Rei February 14, 2019 at 6:56 am

    The revival only got the titles to get them to stay.

  • Reply Charles Rivers February 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Aew Vince your brand sucks , burn it down

  • Reply Charles Rivers February 14, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Everytime Becky gets hurt Charlotte gta come fill the void that nobody wants ??‍♂️ Vince your doing great job , ??

  • Reply Boyko Dimov February 14, 2019 at 10:51 am

    You know what, Oli? I stopped watching wrestling almost year ago, but kept watching your reviews in here and judging by your expression looks like the product keep going down. Cheers from Bulgaria! Русев мачка!

  • Reply Sean Cartaya February 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Fuck Vince McMahon. The greatest day in the history of wrestling will be when he finally retires.

  • Reply Sean Cartaya February 14, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I truly don't understand this tribalism and blind devotion so many people seem to have these day, especially to the level necessary to defend WWE when they are so awful. Do they work for the company? Are they all secret illegitimate children of Vince? It just doesn't make sense to me. You see the same thing with political parties, comic book movies (DV vs Marvel), and in everything today. WWE produce a very bad product more often than not these days, and their process just exemplifies that, with Vince changing storylines on a whim and rewriting episodes the same day. That's no way to run a show, and it comes through in the final product. These are just facts. And yet, there are people who defend the company with their last breath. I just don't understand that mentality at all. Humans are incredibly dumb.

  • Reply Freddy B February 14, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    WWE is making people look forward to the debut of Aew…. The decision to replace Charlotte for Becky was rawful decision!!

  • Reply Dennis Richards February 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    i miss the soup – soup – super news Oli!!!!!!

  • Reply zartist February 14, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    replacing becky lynch is the dumbest shit ive ever seen, it was rawful

  • Reply Jay Danielson February 15, 2019 at 1:39 am

    You guys are Brits you should rate it as Rawbish

  • Reply Southern Born Southern Boy February 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    That's why Vince McMahon is " The Man" ,not Azz Clown Becky Lynch!! Vince can do whatever he wants to do! He is The Chairman of the company! Good decision Vince McMahon!!! Thank you for adding Charlotte Flair and suspending Azz clown Becky Lynch! Best move ever!!!!!!!!

  • Reply DefiantBoris February 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    KO will always be a face to me.

  • Reply Brains Strowman February 17, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Becky has to win and ronda can not lose i call that BS thats the whole hype for the match is can becky beat ronda and now beckys gonna beat charlotte its already predictable

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