On Monday night it was announced that Rousey will appear at the upcoming "Elimination Chamber" pay-per-view event on Sunday night, February 25 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
WWE announcer Mike Rome has officially confirmed that 16-time world champion John Cena will kick off Monday Night RAW tonight in San Jose, CA. One rumor suggests that WWE wants to finally pay off Rousey's appearance at WrestleMania XXXI in 2015 with a match pitting Rousey and The Rock against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Absolution followed with a stomping of James until Bliss ran them off.
Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville (with Paige) def. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James by Mandy Rose pinning Mickie James following the Bed of Roses. He is interrupted by Braun, who, hilariously, is sat at the top of the stage with a giant string bass. After Strowman was initially jumped while entering the ring, he countered Elias' attempt to hit him with a guitar by striking him down and adding a running powerslam.
Roman Reigns def. Sheamus (with Cesaro) by pin following a mid-air Spear. Roman gets his usual reaction here but the crowd didn't seem all that invested in this match, which is a shame because it was a good bout. This will be the final "Raw" pay-per-view before WrestleMania 34, which many fans hope Rousey will play a major part in. It means nothing unless he gets people to be emotionally invested in his character, but from an in-ring standpoint, he belonged with the other main event talents in this fatal five match.
Verdict: Raw makes it three for three on the road to WrestleMania.
The Miz did a great job, per usual, elevating the Intercontinental Championship by way of saying it belongs in the main event of 'Mania. Once again, this week's show focused on the action in the ring and the show was all the better for it.