Picking His Spot.
With twenty nights left before WrestleMania, the 1137th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. On a night where Grammy Award-nominated rap superstar Wiz Khalifa would appear and perform as the RAW Guest Star in his hometown of Pittsburgh, the anticipation for WrestleMania reaches a fever pitch as, three weeks before he defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns on “The Grandest Stage of Them All”, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar would appear live on RAW! With Roman Reigns as confident as ever heading into the biggest match of his career, will “The Beast” seek out a confrontation with the #1 Contender?
On last week’s RAW, John Cena was not denied a rematch with Rusev at WrestleMania for the second time, but he was also denied entry into the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal by Stephanie McMahon, who told Cena that the only way that Cena will face Rusev at WrestleMania is if Cena can get the United States Champion to change his mind. After being in the main event of ten WrestleMania events, will John Cena even be a part of this year’s WrestleMania? What lengths will Cena go to in order to try and change Rusev’s mind about a rematch?
As he continues to fearlessly pursue The Undertaker for a match at WrestleMania, Bray Wyatt revealed this past Thursday on SmackDown that he is in possession of the legendary urn of The Undertaker, an item that has previously been suspected as being the source of The Undertaker’s mysterious powers. With “The Eater of Worlds” vowing to appear on RAW with the urn, will Bray Wyatt finally succeed in drawing out The Undertaker?
- Non-Title: Daniel Bryan def. Bad News Barrett by pin following the running knee.
- Dean Ambrose def. Stardust by pin following Dirty Deeds.
- Ryback & Erick Rowan (with Big Show) def. Kane & Big Show by Erick Rowan pinning Kane following the Knockout Punch by Big Show.
- AJ Lee (with Paige) def. Summer Rae (with Cameron & Eva Marie) by submission to the Black Widow.
- Non-Title: Rusev (with Lana) def. Curtis Axel by submission to the Accolade.
- Non-Title: Big E & Xavier Woods (with Kofi Kingston) def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Natalya) by Xavier Woods pinning Tyson Kidd following a rolling facebuster.
- Naomi (with The Usos) def. Natalya (with Cesaro & Tyson Kidd) by pin following the Rear View.
- Los Matadores (with El Torito) def. The Usos (with Naomi) by Diego rolling up Jimmy Uso.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Roman Reigns (with Randy Orton) def. Randy Orton & Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) by pinning Seth Rollins following the Spear.
See page 2 for detailed results.