WWE RAW Results: March 26, 2018

Detailed Results

Following a savage attack on his WrestleMania opponent Roman Reigns last week, RAW kicks off with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman. Heyman says that his “articulation” does no justice to seeing the footage of what Brock Lesnar did to Roman Reigns last week as the advocate shows the Universal Champion’s attack on a handcuffed Roman Reigns. The advocate then reveals that the “temporary suspension” of Roman Reigns has been lifted before saying that Roman is not here this evening. Heyman says that he cannot give credit to Brock Lesnar for Roman Reigns not being here, saying that Reigns was raised to “fight” and to “win” but that Roman’s family didn’t raise Roman to be a “man”. Heyman continues, pointing out that Roman Reigns isn’t here two weeks before WrestleMania before saying that, if Roman did to Brock what Brock did to Roman, Lesnar would still be on RAW. The advocate then says that Roman Reigns isn’t “man enough” to show up and take “another beating” at the hands of Brock Lesnar and Roman isn’t “man enough” to take the Universal Title from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.

Paul Heyman is then stopped dead in his tracks upon spotting Roman Reigns gingerly making his way through the crowd. Roman grabs a steel chair on his way to the ring but Brock Lesnar is quick to cut “The Big Dog” off but Roman shoves Brock into the ring post. Despite still hurting from being assaulted last week, Roman would unload with steel chair shots to the back of the Universal Champion. Reigns then goes for the Superman Punch but Brock catches Reigns, delivering a belly-to-belly throw on the floor! Brock then picks up the steel steps, blasting Roman in the face with the heavy steel before tossing the steps into the ring with ease. The Universal Champion then tosses “The Big Dog” in the ring before getting into the ring and blasting Roman in the face with the steel steps for a second time. “The Beast” then grabs the steel chair, repeatedly and methodically breaking Roman down with multiple chair shots before Brock leaves the ring. However, upon seeing Roman moving in the ring, the Universal Champion would return to finish the job as Brock picks Reigns up and drops Roman ribs-first on the steel steps with the F-5! Brock then stands atop the steel steps with his Universal Title, symbolically showing that he is the king of the jungle on RAW and that Roman Reigns faces an uphill war come WrestleMania in just under two weeks.

Less than two weeks before she challenges former best friend Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Title, the opening match of the night would see “The Irresistible Force” Nia Jax face Mickie James, with RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss in her corner. Despite Mickie James working over the leg of Nia Jax throughout the match, “The Irresistible Force” would persevere, planting Mickie with a Samoan Drop and pinning Mickie for the win. After the match, Alexa Bliss would jump Nia Jax but to no avail as Nia would just stare at Alexa, chasing the RAW Women’s Champion out of the ring as Alexa heads for the hills, avoiding the wrath of her WrestleMania opponent for the time being.

The Cruiserweights would return to RAW as, before Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali compete in the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Finals at WrestleMania, Alexander and Ali would team up to face TJP and Drew Gulak in tag team action on RAW with 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick a guest on commentary. During the match, Mustafa Ali would tag himself into the match and, after Cedric Alexander hits the Lumbar Check, Ali would hit the 054 on TJP, pinning TJP to pick up the win for himself and his WrestleMania opponent.

Thirteen nights before he defends the Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat Match against both Finn Balor and Seth Rollins at WrestleMania, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, with The Miztourage by his side, would host Miz TV in his hometown of Cleveland with Finn Balor and Seth Rollins as his guests. The Miz says that he likes to be “honest” before asking Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel how they feel about this whole Miztourage thing, saying that they have “failed” him on multiple occasions. Curtis Axel says that The Miz can count on them but the Intercontinental Champion says that they have let him down before Bo Dallas says that they are doing the best that they can. The Miz then tells Bo Dallas that, maybe, he should “Bo-lieve” himself back to “catering”, saying that The Miztourage would be “nothing” without him.

This brings out Seth Rollins, who says that he’s not usually a fan of Miz TV, but this is “great stuff” before saying that he doesn’t mean to interrupt. The Miz says that the only problem they have is Seth before Seth says that he can “mediate” before asking when The Miz last thanked The Miztourage. Rollins then says that, without The Miztourage, The Miz would not be the Intercontinental Champion, leading the crowd in a “Miztourage” chant. The Miz says that Bo & Curtis should be grateful for him elevating their careers, saying that he would still be the Intercontinental Champion without The Miztourage before Bo Dallas says that The Miz would be a “phony A-Lister who can’t fight”. The Miz then asks Bo to repeat himself before Finn Balor interrupts, saying that it looks like The Miz needs his help. Finn says that Bo Dallas called The Miz the “biggest jerk” he’s ever seen before Bo corrects Finn on what he said.

The Miz then dares Bo Dallas to say it again before slapping Bo! Curtis Axel then has to hold Bo Dallas back as The Miz says that he’s trying to “motivate” them but they’re letting Seth Rollins and Finn Balor divide them. The Miz says that the only thing that matters is the Intercontinental Title as he is just 34 days away from becoming the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all-time, saying that he will be the “greatest” Intercontinental Champion in history, saying he will be better than former Intercontinental Champions like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, and Mr. Perfect. That last name gets the attention of Curtis Axel, the son of the late, great Mr. Perfect, which puts The Miz in a tough spot. The Miz tries to talk his way out of the situation before saying that Miz TV is “cancelled” but, when the Intercontinental Champion tries to leave the ring, he is blocked by The Miztourage, who back The Miz up right into a grinning Finn Balor and Seth Rollins.

However, this would prove to be a masterful ruse by The Miz & The Miztourage as The Miztourage would attack Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. After sending Rollins out of the ring, The Miz & The Miztourage would focus on Finn Balor but, before The Miz could hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Finn Balor, Gallows & Anderson would come out, brawling with The Miztourage all the way to the back. This leaves The Miz all alone with Finn Balor and Seth Rollins with Miz trying to take Finn out but Finn dodges the Intercontinental Champion, taking The Miz down. Seth then goes for the Curb Stomp but The Miz gets out of dodge. Finn then sets his sights on the Intercontinental Title laying in the ring as Finn picks up the title, admiring it before Seth snatches it away and holds it up in Finn’s face. The Miz then tries to jump Seth but Finn takes The Miz out before Rollins sends The Miz out of the ring. Seth then turns right around into a clothesline from Finn before Balor picks the Intercontinental Title up, holding the title up high with a smile on his face in what could be a sign of things to come at WrestleMania.

Before she challenges Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Title at WrestleMania, Asuka was in action on RAW as “The Empress of Tomorrow” would go one-on-one with local competitor Jamie Frost. In a short match, Jamie Frost would make the mistake of slapping Asuka and Asuka would respond by leveling the local competitor with a kick to the head, pinning Jamie Frost for the win.

After vanquishing Bray Wyatt in The Ultimate Deletion last week, “Woken” Matt Hardy would appear on RAW. Matt says that the “evil stench” of Bray Wyatt has been replaced by the “sweet smell of Senor Benjamin’s Spring daisies”. Matt then declares that “The Great War” is now over before announcing his entry into the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, saying that, if anyone gets in his way, they will be “deleted”.

Backstage, Sasha Banks confronts Bayley over Bayley entering into the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, saying that she is sick of Bayley’s “passive aggressive nonsense”. Bayley says that she loves that Sasha loves that she puts Sasha first and lets Sasha think she is “The Legit Boss”. Sasha says that she is “The Boss” and she does whatever she wants for herself and her career and she makes no apologies for it. Sasha then suggests that Bayley does the same so people will stop thinking that she’s a “loser”. Bayley then fires back by saying that Sasha knows that she can’t beat her. Sasha argues that she is a four-time former RAW Women’s Champion with Bayley responding by asking how long Sasha kept the title. Bayley then turns to walk away from the confrontation and this is when Sasha would attack her best friend from behind with Bayley battling back before Sasha gets the better of Bayley, tossing Bayley into some lockers before tossing Bayley onto a table. The best friends would exchange blows before referees get involved, managing to separate the two Superstars.

With Braun Strowman and a partner of his choosing set to challenge Cesaro & Sheamus for the RAW Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania, “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman would go one-on-one with RAW Tag Team Champion Sheamus, with Cesaro in his corner. Throughout the match, Sheamus would work over the knee of Braun Strowman but it would fail to keep “The Monster Among Men” down as Braun would plant “The Celtic Warrior” with the running powerslam, pinning Sheamus for the win.

Less than two weeks before he teams with Ronda Rousey to face Triple H & Stephanie McMahon in a Mixed Tag Match at WrestleMania, RAW General Manager Kurt Angle would make an appearance on RAW as Kurt would introduce his tag partner at WrestleMania, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, who makes her way to the ring with a smile on her face, waving to the fans and hugging Kurt. Kurt says that, after watching Ronda train the last few weeks, he knows that Ronda is “ready” for WrestleMania, saying that their match against Triple H & Stephanie McMahon isn’t going to be “easy”.

Rousey says that she didn’t come to WWE looking for “easy”, saying she wants to “earn” her way in WWE. Rousey then says that Stephanie McMahon is “trust fund tough” and “personal trainer tough” before vowing that Stephanie is going to get what she deserves at WrestleMania, saying she’s going to rip Stephanie’s arm out of its socket! Ronda is then interrupted by Absolution as Paige introduces herself before saying that this is their “show” and the ring is her “house”. Paige then says that they are out there in case Ronda needs some “backup” with Rousey saying that she’s got Kurt Angle watching her back. Paige tells Rousey that it’s “career suicide” to combat Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, saying that she understands that Rousey has the weight of the world on her shoulders, saying that she’s been there. Paige continues, saying that Ronda Rousey doesn’t have to go at it alone, saying that Rousey could be the “fourth member of Absolution”. Ronda refuses the offer and Paige says that Ronda has just made some “worst enemies”.

With this, Paige exits the ring while Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville enter the ring. Kurt Angle would stop Mandy Rose from attacking Ronda Rousey but, when Sonya Deville puts her hands on Rousey, Ronda drops Sonya before staring Mandy down. Though Mandy’s fear is apparent, she would try to kick “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” with Rousey catching Mandy’s foot before suplexing Mandy right into Sonya Deville! Kurt would then raise the hand of Rousey before Mandy takes another run at Ronda with Rousey slamming Mandy with a hip toss, locking Mandy in an armbar. With Rousey about to snap the arm of Mandy Rose, Kurt Angle would plead with Rousey to let Mandy go and Ronda would reluctantly relinquish the hold as Mandy makes a quick escape as Kurt & Ronda stand tall, using Absolution as an example for just how dangerous Ronda Rousey can be.

Following a confrontation earlier in the night, RAW would see Gallows & Anderson face The Miztourage in tag team action. In the end, it was Gallows & Anderson hitting Curtis Axel with the Magic Killer with Luke Gallows pinning Curtis Axel to pick up the win for his team.

Elias was in action on RAW as the guitar-playing Superstar would go one-on-one with Rhyno, with Heath Slater in his corner. In the end, it was Elias hitting Rhyno with Drift Away, pinning Rhyno for the win. After the match, Elias would decide to make a statement by attacking Heath Slater, hitting Heath with Drift Away as well.

Then it was time for the main event as, with his pleas for a WrestleMania match against The Undertaker going unanswered, sixteen-time former World Champion John Cena would have to deal with The Undertaker’s brother as John Cena would go one-on-one with “The Big Red Machine” Kane in a No Disqualification Match. The lawless battle would find its way out of the ring and up near the announce position by the stage. This is where John Cena would use a steel barricade to take Kane down before “The Big Red Machine” battles back, delivering a spine-racking suplex onto the steel barricade, nearly breaking the barricade in half! Kane then brings Cena back into the ring before Kane exposes the top turnbuckle. Cena then battles back, sending Kane into the exposed steel turnbuckle before mocking The Undertaker by delivering a chokeslam to “The Big Red Machine”!

However, the chokeslam would fail to put Kane away so John Cena would bring a table into the ring, setting the table up. This gives Kane time to recover but Cena is still able to lift Kane up, but Kane tips the table over. Kane then stands the table up in the corner before hurling Cena through the table, but Cena kicks out. “The Big Red Machine” then grabs another table from under the ring, setting the table up in the ring. Kane then sizes Cena up for the chokeslam but Cena counters, putting Kane through the table with the Attitude Adjustment, pinning Kane to pick up the win in a grueling No Disqualification Match.

After the match, a perplexed John Cena grabs a microphone, saying that there was no lightning and no bells of terror and no Undertaker. Cena then points out that the match had no rules, saying anything can happen and anyone could get involved. Cena then screams “where are you?” before screaming for The Undertaker, sparking an “Undertaker” chant from the crowd. Cena then again calls The Undertaker a “coward”, saying that “silence is not an answer”. Frustrated, John Cena says that he is okay with “no”, saying that he is fine with going to WrestleMania as a fan before imploring The Undertaker to listen to the fans. Cena continues, saying that The Undertaker only has one week left to “do something” or “do nothing” but, if The Undertaker does nothing, he will prove that he does not care about John Cena, the fans, or anyone else and he only cares about himself. Visibly disappointed, Cena would then exit the ring, mocking The Undertaker one more time before heading to the back.

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