This week’s WWE Raw started as Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville were seen in a footage from earlier of the night where they decided Bobby Lashley’s opponent for later on the night by flipping a coin. Braun Strowman was decided by the coin toss.
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos made their return after WrestleMania 37. AJ Styles revealed that they went to a party on the Caribbean island to celebrate their victory, that was why they were missing for the last two weeks. AJ said that they can beat New Day again at any time.
WWE Raw 03/05/2021 Results & Ratings
The New Day came out. They congratulated AJ Styles and Omos first and then they said that they eleven times Tag Team Champions because they always stand up after falling. Omos threatened them that after getting inside the ring with him he would not let them walk.
Match 1 – WWE Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos defeated The New Day
The match was booked for around nine minutes and it was more of the same booking from WrestleMania 37. It was mostly booked to promote the strength of Omos who dominated New Day single handedly. AJ Styles at the end pinned Xavier Woods with the Phenomenal Forearm.
Eva Marie was seen in a recorded footage. It was an extremely seductive footage. She is coming back.
Match 2 – Charlotte Flair defeated Dana Brooke by Submission
The match was booked for around four minutes and it was mostly dominated by Charlotte Flair. She made Dana Brooke submit with the Figure 8 Leg Lock. After Charlotte was announced victorious, she did not let Dana go from the Figure 8. Mandy Rose attacked her and saved her partner.
After the match, Sonya Deville and she said that she had agreed to Charlotte Flair that she would make a proposal. She cut a long promo where she said that she deserved the title opportunity next since she has beaten both Asuka and Rhea Ripley previously. She wanted herself to be added in the title match at WrestleMania Backlash. Sonya added Charlotte Flair into the Raw Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania Backlash and made it a triple threat.
WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley interfered. She did not like the idea of Charlotte Flair getting added into the title match. She also said that nobody liked Flair. Asuka now interfered. She said that she could beat anyone because she was ready to get her title back.
Match 3 – Damian Priest defeated John Morrison
The match was booked for around five minutes and it was an entertaining babyface vs. heel match. Miz kept causing distractions from outside in Morrison’s aid but Priest at the end pinned Morrison the Swinging Face First.
Match 4 – Lucha House Party defeated Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander
This four minutes booked match was actually to break the tag team between Shelton and Cedric. After Shelton was pinned Gran Metalic, Cedric loathed him. He said that they were doing really bad since separating from the Hurt Business and it was because of Shelton. In the end, Cedric said that, unlike Shelton, their team was done.
Match 5 – Angel Garza pinned Drew Gulak
The match was booked for two minutes only and it was completely dominated by Angel Garza. This match was booked to promote Angel Garza and no other purpose.
Match 6 – RKBro (Randy Orton and Riddle) defeated Elias and Jaxson Ryker
The match was booked to promote the new team of Orton and Riddle. It was a good match. For a five minutes booking, they did a nice job. Riddle pinned Elias to get the victory for his side.
Match 7 – Sheamus defeated Mansoor by DQ
The new main roster recruit Mansoor was given a good booking in this match, even though he was manhandled by Sheamus for most of the time. Humberto Carrillo interfered during the match and attacked Sheamus which led to DQ. Sheamus fought back and beat down both individuals. Sheamus got a cut on his forehead during the match.
Match 8 – WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Bazsler defeated Lana and Naomi by submission
There was no reason at all to book this match. They could have easily covered up this time with a backstage promo or something like that. Shayna Baszler picked up the victory for her side on Lana.
Match 9 – WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Braun Strowman
The main event of the night was booked for ten minutes and it was entertaining. Good to see finally got pinned after a long time. It was an entertaining booking overall, not the best match booked in the world but they did a nice job building up the feud. Drew was on the commentary table during the match who was accidentally hit by Braun during the match.
After Bobby Lashley pinned Braun with the Spear, Drew knocked out both Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman. Drew McIntyre stood tall on the two individuals as the show went off air.
Overall, it was an action packed episode of Monday Night Raw which did quite good continue the ongoing feuds and build up new storylines. We give it 3 stars out of 5. One star will be deducted for booking so many matches for no reason, one star will be deducted for the Women’s tag team match.
Sportzwiki Rating – 3/5