WWE Monday Night RAW Results: Roman Reigns' Return And Ric Flair's Birthday

Roman Reigns returns to Monday Night RAW tonight
Roman Reigns returns to Monday Night RAW tonight USA Network

It’s Monday night, which means it’s time for the latest episode of Monday Night RAW. The WWE flagship show has a number of major stories as the company prepares for this year’s WrestleMania, but the two big points this week include the return of Roman Reigns and a birthday celebration for Ric Flair.

We aren’t sure what news Reigns has to share with the WWE Universe, other than it relates to his real-life battle with cancer. The Big Dog hasn’t had a match in the WWE since his surprise announcement late last year. Hopefully Roman has some good news to share about his recovery.

As for the styling and profiling legend, Flair celebrates his 70th birthday on-air. Because this is WWE, Flair’s birthday will likely end up with someone getting cake thrown into their face.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results For 2/25

(Note: this article will update as RAW airs. Check back for the latest results.)

Here’s everything that happened on this week’s episode of RAW:

  • The show opens with a video package recapping Roman Reigns' cancer announcement speech
  • Roman walks out to start the show
  • Roman thanks the overwhelming cheers from the audience
  • The speech continues, with Roman again thanking everyone who reached out to him and wished him well
  • Reigns says he will use the WWE as a platform to raise awareness and support those in need
  • Roman says he "hit a home run" and announced he's in remission
  • Reigns announces "the Big Dog is back"
  • Seth walks out and embraces his Shield brother

Ricochet and Aleister Black vs The Revival

  • It's the first match of the night, with The Revival taking an early attack
  • Back from commercial, and the match continues
  • Aleister Black wins via a Black Mass


  • Baron Corbin says Roman better not cross his path
  • Elias prepares to perform

Elias Performance

  • Just as Elias goes to perform, Lacey Evans makes an appearance
  • Evans leaves and Elias goes to perform again
  • Elias is interrupted one more time by Dean Ambrose walking out to the ring
  • Ambrose says he's feeling good, which means he's also feeling dangerous
  • Ambrose asks for a rematch with Drew McIntyre, and wants it to be a No DQ match
  • Elias starts to play and Ambrose interrupts yet again
  • Ambrose hits Elias with the Dirty Deeds and exits the ring
  • The Riott Squad make their way to the ring to face off against Ronda Rousey and Natalya

Riott Squad vs Rousey and Natalya

  • The women all make their way to the ring
  • Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan are fighting for the Riott Squad
  • Liv Morgan gets a cheap shot in on Natalya from outside the ring, changing the tide of the match as it heads into a commercial
  • Back from commercial and Natalya is having a hard time tagging in Rousey
  • Nattie finally gets to her corner and tags Ronda in
  • Becky Lynch makes her way ringside
  • The match is called off as Becky attacks everyone with her crutches
  • Police rush out to drag Becky away from Rousey
  • Back from commercial and Ronda calls out Vince McMahon
  • Stephanie McMahon walks out instead
  • Stephanie says Becky Lynch was arrested
  • Ronda tries to get Becky reinstated so she can face her at WrestleMania
  • Stephanie is having none of it
  • Ronda lays her RAW Women's Championship at Stephanie's feet and walks away in protest


  • Stephanie talks to Triple H about what Ronda just said
  • Jinder Mahal walks to the ring to insult Ric Flair
  • Mahal challenges anyone invited to Ric Flair's birthday, since he didn't get an invite
  • Kurt Angle walks to the ring

Kurt Angle vs Jinder Mahal

  • Angle wins via submission thanks to the Ankle Lock

A Moment of Bliss

  • Alexa Bliss begins her talkshow by saying "Bye Ronda"
  • Finn Balor walks out to be interviewed by Bliss
  • Bliss mentions that the title covers up Balor's beautiful abs
  • Like previous weeks, Bliss is interrupted. This time by Lio Rush
  • Rush says Bobby Lashley deserves to be the IC Champion
  • Balor says Rush is trying to prove he's better than Lashley, and gives Rush a shot at his championship
  • Rush accepts the fight

Finn Balor vs Lio Rush

  • Rush gets some strong offense in, but Balor counters the frog splash with his knees
  • Rush targets Balor's injured leg, making victory look tough for Balor
  • Finn wins by pinfall via the Coup de Gras


  • The Ascension and Heavy Machinery get into an altercation
  • Heavy Machinery get the upper hand and walk away victorious
  • Bobby Lashley is upset with Lio Rush, and asks if he can trust Rush
  • Rush says Lashley can trust him

Bobby Lashley vs Braun Strowman

  • Lashley attacks Strowman before the bell rings
  • Braun ends up attacking both Rush and Lashley
  • The bell never rang, meaning the match was never official


  • Seth Rollins says his match at WrestleMania is the biggest of his life
  • Ric Flair shows up at the arena

Dean Ambrose vs Drew McIntyre - No Disqualifications Match

  • Dean starts in the ring, McIntyre makes his way down the ramp
  • The two start brawling before the bell rings
  • The bell finally rings, making the match official
  • Ambrose goes to attack McIntyre with a belt, but drops it
  • McIntyre picks up the belt and attacks Dean with it
  • Back from the commercial and the match is still underway
  • Ambrose returns the favor, attacking McIntyre with his belt
  • Elias runs to the ring and hits Ambrose with his guitar
  • Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley rush out, and all four men attack Dean Ambrose
  • Seth Rollins rushes out with a chair to make the save for Ambrose
  • Roman Reigns joins him
  • Rollins and Reigns take out Lashley, Corbin, McIntyre and Elias
  • McIntyre is hit with a spear from Roman
  • Rollins and Reigns walk away from Ambrose without helping him

Bayley vs Nia Jax

  • Bayley and Sasha Banks walk to the ring
  • Nia Jax enters next, joined by Tamina
  • The match is underway after the commercial break
  • Bayley gets a pinfall win via the elbow drop

Ric Flair Birthday Segment

  • The RAW locker room is all on the stage when Triple H makes his entrance
  • Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, Sting and other legends all make an in-ring appearance
  • Batista shows up backstage and beats up Ric Flair
  • Batista calls out Triple H

That's the show, folks!

So what do you think? Are you surprised by the big return from Batista? Are you happy to hear Roman's positive news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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