A falls count anywhere match for the Intercontinental Championship headlined the first Raw of 2019.
Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins to retain his title, with Ambrose winning after Bobby Lashley attacked Rollins. The show had opened with a brawl between Rollins and Lashley, which ended up leading into a six-man tag where Rollins, John Cena & Finn Balor defeated Lashley, Ambrose & Drew McIntyre.
Cena returned to Raw and announced that he'll be an entrant in this year's Royal Rumble. Brock Lesnar also returned to build up his Universal Championship defense against Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble, and Hulk Hogan appeared as WWE paid tribute to "Mean" Gene Okerlund.
Sasha Banks was set up as Ronda Rousey's challenger for the Royal Rumble, defeating Nia Jax in a Raw Women's Championship number one contender's match.
The program between Bobby Roode & Chad Gable and The Revival for the Raw Tag Team titles doesn't appear to be over. The Revival challenged for Roode & Gable's titles in a lumberjack match and lost when Scott Dawson was pinned despite having his foot on the bottom rope.
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WWE Raw video highlights --
Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley brawl to start the show
John Cena returns to Raw, announces himself for this year's Royal Rumble match
Cena, Rollins & Balor vs. Ambrose, McIntyre & Lashley
WWE pays tribute to "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Hulk Hogan returns to honor "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Roode & Gable vs. The Revival in a lumberjack match for the Raw Tag Team titles
Elias declares for the Royal Rumble, gets interrupted by Baron Corbin
Elias vs. Baron Corbin
Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman go "face-to-face" ahead of their Universal title match
Apollo Crews & Ember Moon vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox
Ronda Rousey appears on "A Moment of Bliss," praises Sasha Banks
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax to decide Ronda Rousey's challenger for the Royal Rumble
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins in a falls count anywhere match for the IC title
Raw fallout: Seth Rollins recovers after the main event
Raw fallout: Sasha Banks is already ready to face Ronda Rousey
Raw fallout: The Revival think there's a conspiracy against them
Raw fallout: Ember Moon and Apollo Crews plan on being this year's Rumble winners