WWE Raw was hosted live tonight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and it contained all ingredients to create the final hype for Wrestlemania. The go home WWE Raw before Wrestlemania kicked off in style with the Undertaker’s music. Taker addressed the WWE Universe but got interrupted by Shane-O-Mac who claimed that he would defeat “the instrument of destruction” as “the instrument of change” that WWE needs. When tensions became volatile between the two, WWE’s prodigal son attacked Undertaker. Shane ended up delivering a massive elbow to the Undertaker through the commentary table. (WWE Raw results are courtesy wwe.com)
Zack Ryder vs. Chris Jericho
Ryder faced the man who holds the record of claiming the Intercontinental title for nine times in his road to face six other superstars at Wrestlemania ladder match. Before the start of the match Styles, however, interrupted demanding his Wrestlemania match. In the final moments of the match that followed, Styles began an insulting chant with the WWE Universe, causing a distraction that allowed Ryder to pick up the huge upset win over The Ayatollah of Rock ’n’ Rolla. Jericho hit the codebreaker to Ryder and accepted the match against Styles.
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
Just days before their Triple Threat Divas Championship Match at Wrestlemania, ex-best friends Becky Lynch and Divas Champion Charlotte went one-on-one on Raw. At ringside it was Sasha banks who picked up an upset victory over the champion on Thursday Night Smackdown. This time, though, Self proclaimed Lass-Kicker was unable to settle her own score with Charlotte following interference from Ric Flair and the Divas champion won via Natural Selection.
Big Show & Kane vs. The Social Outcasts
With the daunting Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy at ringside, The Social Outcasts’ Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas battled two giants, Big Show and Kane. But, the action took fast and furious mode over numerous superstars coming down to the ring and interfering the match. They gave a sneak preview of what’s coming on Sunday. Big Show and Kane stood tall in the end — delivering Chokeslams to everyone present at ringside.
Triple H and Stephanie addressed the WWE Universe
After being attacked by the Samoan Big Dog for two consecutive weeks on WWE Raw, Triple H returned to this week’s edition of WWE Raw along with a fired-up Stephanie McMahon. They demanded respect from the WWE Universe and stood ready to address The King of Kings’ imminent showdown against Roman Reigns in the main event on WrestleMania this Sunday. The black-clad no.1 contender did interrupt them making them retreating from the ring.
Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio
This Sunday at WrestleMania, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day will battle The League of Nations on The Grandest Stage of Them All. But first, Kingston engaged The League’s Alberto Del Rio in an absolute Raw slugfest. In the height of the one-on-one encounter that followed, Kingston countered Del Rio’s Cross Armbreaker to pick up the quick three-count. After the match, it was Jonathon Coachman who was back on WWE Raw and announced that “SportsCenter” will feature live cut-ins this Sunday on ESPN at WrestleMania!
Kalisto vs. Konnor
Kalisto will defend his US title at Wrestlemania against the Big Guy Ryback, but he faced another big man Konnor on WWE Raw. After disposing of Viktor, the high-flying Superstar defeated his opponent with Salida del Sol. After the match, the Big Guy emerged to the ring standing toe-to-toe with the champion.
Ambrose collected weapons for his street fight against Brock Lesnar
Following the carnage in which he took out both Dean Ambrose and The Wyatt Family on SmackDown, Brock Lesnar came to Raw with his outspoken advocate Paul Heyman who grudged that not even a Lunatic Fringe can overcome the beast. Ambrose soon interrupted with a wagon, completely ignoring The Conqueror as he proceeded to fill it with every ironic instrument present around the ring.
Emma vs. Paige
At WrestleMania, 10 Divas will collide in a huge tag team match in which the “Total Divas” will go head-to-head with the group that calls themselves “B.A.D. & Blonde. On WWE Raw, Paige had an encounter with a returning Emma with all the members being present at ringside. The distraction from Lana handed Emma the win against Paige. The action continued after the bell, with the evil ones gaining control with the numbers favor by their side. Eva Marie surprised the WWE Universe, emerging from NXT to help the Total Divas thwart their adversaries.
Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn & Sin Cara vs. Kevin Owens, The Miz & Stardust
At Wrestlemania, we will see #KOMania when he will defend his title against six other competitors in a ladder match. On WWE Raw Ziggler, Zayn & Sin Cara joined forces against Owens, Miz & Stardust. In the final moments of the match, Owens’ consistent refusal to be an effective tag team partner finally caught up with him and ironically was left alone by his fellow members. Owens suffered Helluva kick to digest a huge defeat while proceeding to Wrestlemania.
Triple H and Roman Reigns engaged in a brawl
Reigns received a backstage assault by the Dudley Boyz which made the happy couple of Stephanie and Triple H come down to the ring once again. This time, they wanted to remind everybody that at WrestleMania, the World Title and the power structure absolutely will not change. A brawl instantly broke out on the ramp with Reigns again advancing to the ramp. This brought a barrage of Superstars joined the mix after to stop them. As numerous competitors worked to make things easy, Reigns leaped over the top rope onto both Triple H and the mass of Superstars. Triple H and Stephanie retreated on WWE Raw but can they do the same at Wrestlemania?