Raw kicks off this week as the WWE World heavyweight champion walks down the aisle and he is in “The Game” mode since his last week’s attack to Reigns who were nowhere to be found this week post-surgery. Ambrose was once showed up in one piece somehow after receiving that brutal beat-down at the hands of Lesnar. Surprisingly, The Game didn’t turn him down then and gave him a one-on-one match against Alberto Del Rio.
Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
The fate of the number one contender spot still remained confused after the match ended in a draw. The Divas Champion was initially under the impression that the winner of Raw’s Becky Lynch–Sasha Banks bout would challenge her for the gold at The Show of Shows. They both were in their full mood with every answer for their respective maneuvers. Both of them finished the match as their shoulders were down and that made it a draw. Thursday we are scheduled for a rematch and hopefully, it will determine the true contender.
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
It was just two weeks ago when the Show-off was in a dream run with back to back wins but that turned into nightmares since Fastlane. This time, he faced defeat against his home-state mate the Miz. Since his main event in Wrestlemania 27, his career is downwards and he responded accordingly when he rolled up Ziggler for a much-needed victory.
Last week it was Shane McMahon who returned to interrupt Stephanie’s Vincent J McMahon award acceptance speech. This week she was present to complete it. But, the crowd’s booing got inside her head and she was forced to crush the table in front of her. She had left with the statement, though, questioned the foundation of her brother’s claim to WWE, proclaimed herself “Queen” of WWE and promised Shane’s doom at WrestleMania.
Sheamus and Rusev vs. Lucha Dragons
The high-flying Lucha Dragons were looking for a stunning victory. Unfortunately, the foreign menaces were with a lot of obstacles that were unable to overcome. A timely misdirection allowed Rusev to torpedo the U.S. Champion with a kick to the face for the win, after which Alberto Del Rio added insult to injury by putting Kalisto into the big stomp.
Ryback vs. Adam Rose
Last week, Ryback left his tag partners alone to return this week with the will to deliver a vicious beat down on “The Radical Mongoose.” The match was a one-sided contest after even the official was unable to stop The Big Guy from the beatdown. The Shell Shocked came moments later put the Mongoose in a hole from which he could not return.
Chris Jericho and AJ Styles vs. The New Day
The newly formed Y2AJ just rocks. The reformed rivals Chris Jericho & AJ Styles have already maneuvered themselves into contention for The New Day’s WWE Tag Team Titles by defeating the champions for the second bout in a row. With Mark Henry by their side, Styles blocked an interfering Big E and finally Jericho sealed the deal with a Walls of Jericho.
Undertaker issued a chilling message to Mr. MacMahon
Mr. McMahon was singing The Deadman’s praises, he snared The Chairman by the throat and served a not-so-gentle reminder that his son’s blood will be in his hand inside that steel structure. The Undertaker returned on RAW but he was not in the mood to show mercy to his Wrestlemania opponent in any case. You’d be sorely mistaken if you think that he would spare the “less competitor much businessman” that Shane McMahon is in the ring.
Bubba Rey Dudley vs. Jey Uso
With ‘no more table’ by their side, the Dudleyz are well on their way to victory. They followed it up with another win after Smackdown. Jey had been surging his way toward a win until D-Von produced a table from beneath the ring, throwing the match into chaos as a result. Jimmy was neutralized which allowed Bubba to take care of the rest with a sit-out full Nelson Slam.
Big Show vs. Kevin Owens
The road to KO-mania struck into a massive roadblock courtesy a giant. After escaping an advancing Big Show with a count-out win on SmackDown, Kevin Owens found himself on the other end of the show. The fallout was eventually ironic considering that Owens was once again trying to make Show counted out. The show gave KO a taste of his own medicine by tripping him crotch-first onto the ropes, which sent Owens tumbling out of the ring and unable to meet the count.
Naomi vs. Brie Bella
Obstacles just keep coming in Brie Bella’s way. After Charlotte earned her victory at WWE Fastlane, Brie once again came short against Naomi on RAW. She managed to reverse Naomi’s flurry of Kicks with her “yes” kicks. But, Tamina’s interference ended up throwing Brie off, and Naomi was able to lock in a submission win.
Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio
Things obviously did not go well for Ambrose with the League of Nations made their presence felt at ringside in between the match. It was a less match up that a rather beat down in waiting which further paved the way for the Game to arrive and joining in the assault himself. The Lunatic Fringe surely did not back down from eating the beat down causing some more frustration for Triple H. The King of Kings went to work straight again to go again into putting him on the commentary table much like last week.