The March 11th, 2019 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. It was the first episode of RAW following WWE Fastlane 2019. Here are 7 takeaways from the show:
6Lashley Recaptured The Intercontinental Championship
Finn Balor defended his Intercontinental Championship against Bobby Lashley on this week’s episode of RAW. Lashley beat Balor down in the corner of the ring to start off the match.
Balor went for a DDT but Lashley blocked it and sent Balor to the apron. Bobby connected with an elbow to Finn’s face and set up for a Suplex but Balor escaped. Balor hit Lashley with a Dropkick and Bobby tumbled out of the ring.
Back in the ring, Lashley took back control and trapped Finn in a Headlock. Finn escaped and connected with another Dropkick. Finn followed it up with a Slingblade but Lashley was the first Superstar to his feet. Balor hit Lashley with a Dropkick and made his way to the top rope.
Lio Rush rang the bell and grabbed the IC Title. Balor chased Lio Rush around and booted him in the face. Bobby capitalized on the distraction and hit Balor with a Spear for the pinfall victory.
— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2019
I thought Finn Balor deserved a long run with the title, but instead, WWE opted to play hot potato and give it right back to Lashley. Bobby’s first reign wasn’t entertaining at all, so I’m not sure why WWE gave him the title back.
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) March 12, 2019