This week’s WWE Raw was supposed to be headlined by the face-off between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. The return of the beast incarnate was hyped up after he decided to stay away from TV programming for the last couple of weeks. Also, the storyline angle between Sasha Banks and Bayley alongside Ronda Rousey and Stephanie McMahon was also in-notice. Check out the results from the show hosted by the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
WWE Raw kicked off with Kurt Angle who addressed his Wrestlemania match teaming with Ronda Rousey against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. He vowed to make The Game pay for his actions at the grandest stage of them all. Furthermore, he also informs the crowd that Brock Lesnar would not be on the show due to transportation issues. This forced Roman Reigns to come out and cut another furious promo.
The Big Dog accused none other than Vince McMahon who is protecting his Universal Champion. Roman Reigns became irate at one point and dropped the mic to confront Mr. McMahon at the gorilla position. A verbal confrontation broke out as we headed to the commercial. Coming back from it, McMahon informed us that Brock Lesnar will be on WWE Raw and Wrestlemania. But for his actions, Roman Reigns will be suspended.
Sasha Banks squared off against Sonya Deville in a singles competition. Bayley was standing by Banks’ side but they were not on the same page, clearly. The Absolution provides distractions to the Boss for multiple times. Despite this, Sasha Banks connected with the double knees and the Bank Statement for the win. After the match, Absolution ambushed Banks and laid her down.
A Miz TV segment took place with Seth Rollins and Finn Balor. The Miz intentionally tried to create a rift between his two opponents at Wrestlemania and got success, actually. This set up a singles competition between Rollins and Balor on WWE Raw. Both men delivered their pendant moves for near falls. While going for a Falcon Arrow, Rollins was put into an inside cradle by Balor to pick up the win.
Also, The Miztourage took on The Bar in a tag team match. The champions talked about their strategy to waste sometimes before hammering their way to the opponents. They went for a beatdown until all the tag team members of the WWE Raw roster ran out to the ring to create a brawl. Sheamus and Cesaro escaped the chaos and ran towards the back.
John Cena addressed the failure he suffered at the Fastlane PPV event. With that being said, he does not have a Wrestlemania moment, this year. He finished his promo saying that just like all the fans he will watch Wrestlemania as an audience. But, then again, he issued a challenge to The Undertaker. He tried to give a bold statement saying that The Deadman might have gone soft. The decision of this match will rely on none but the Undertaker, himself.
Asuka went to explain her actions as of why she chose Charlotte Flair as her opponent at Wrestlemania. But, the segment on WWE Raw was interrupted by Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. This set up a singles match between Asuka and Mickie. The streak-holder submitted Mickie with her arm-bar move.
Nia Jax also defeated a local talent with great ease. Meanwhile, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James talked trash about Nia to make her irate. Nia went out for both of them but they left the building in fear. A preview is shown for the Ultimate Deletion match to be hosted on WWE Raw. Matt Hardy was seen with his whole family in a promo.
In the main event segment, we have received a tag team battle royal after what transpired earlier on WWE Raw. Apart from the tag team present on the roster, Braun Strowman also came down to the ring, solo to compete in this match. Every man was eliminated with the last one by the monster among men, himself who screamed to go to Wrestlemania. The show went off the air as we wondered whether Strowman would get a shot to the tag team titles on the upcoming PPV event.