WWE Raw

The March 19th, 2018 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results and our overall thoughts on the show for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1295 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.


 

Opening Segment

 

Kurt Angle made his way to the ring to kickoff tonight’s show. He informed the WWE Universe that Roman Reigns was still suspended and that Brock Lesnar was running a tad bit late.

Not long after, a wild Roman appeared via the crowd (not Shield-like, there was no music) and entered the ring with a microphone in hand. Kurt tried to get Roman to leave by telling him that he was trespassing and that there were US Marshalls in the back ready to ‘cuff him and haul him away, but Roman didn’t seem to be worried about going to jail.

Roman said that he didn’t care about the US Marshalls, and that he was going to show up to work, unlike Brock. Angle responded by telling Roman to leave, because he had Brock in 3 weeks at WrestleMania, which wasn’t that far away. Roman refused, so the US Marshalls hit the ring and arrested Roman, who was sitting in a steel chair waiting for Brock to arrive.

As they were taking him away, Reigns got annoyed with how physical the officers were being, so he put a beatdown on all three men (while still being handcuffed, think Jackie Chan but with less grace).

Unfortunately for Roman, who was still cuffed, Lesnar hit the ring right after and murdered him for about 10 minutes or so. He hit Roman with various suplexes, as well as a few nasty chair-shots to the body, which was a bit uncomfortable to watch.

Medical personnel came out to tend to Roman, and Brock came back out and pushed over the stretcher that Reigns was strapped to, which looked like it hurt (Reigns’ foot caught the barricade at ringside and bent back awkwardly).

The segment ended with Reigns being taken away in an ambulance.


 

Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka 

 

Prior to the match, Alexa Bliss got on the mic and apologized for her comments from last week, specifically that she hadn’t said them sooner. She’s quite good at being an asshole, which is an important trait to have in wrestling.

Asuka got the win in a hard fought match that went a bit too long. Alexa ran away from Asuka to give her the countout victory.

As she was escaping up the ramp, Nia Jax came out and chased her around the ringside area. She eventually caught up to Mickie James, and slammed her face first on the ringside floor. Alexa watched from afar in fear, before running away from Nia some more.

Winner: Asuka


 

Alexa Bliss/Kurt Angle Backstage Segment

 

Alexa Bliss approached Kurt Angle and demanded that Nia Jax be suspended and/or arrested.

Kurt went a different direction, making a match between Nia and Alexa for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania.


 

Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment

 

In the ring, Braun Strowman said that, although he’s being forced to find a tag partner, he (and The Bar) knows he doesn’t need one to win the Raw Tag Team Championship titles.

The Bar came out and attempted to inform Braun that great tag teams don’t happen overnight, but Braun wasn’t really picking up what the two were putting down.

He cut them off and challenged one of them to a match, which Cesaro reluctantly accepted.


 

Braun Strowman vs. Cesaro

 

Another solid back-and-forth match. Strowman managed to overcome the 2-on-1 odds (Sheamus got involved multiple times) and got the win via the running powerslam.

Still no word on who his partner is going to be, perhaps we’ll get that announcement next week.

Winner: Braun Strowman


 

The Revival vs. Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo)

 

The Revival got the win in a quick-but-painless match via the Shatter Machine on Apollo.

After the match, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder claimed that they would be the first tag team to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. This was the first mention of the ATGMBR this WrestleMania season and we’re very glad to hear it’s returning for another year.

Hopefully Dash and Dawson are going to get a nice push post-WrestleMania, because if you’ve seen their NXT work, you know how talented those two are, particularly as a team.

Winner: The Revival 


 

Bayley/Sasha Banks In-Ring Segment

 

In the ring, Sasha Banks and Bayley attempted to talk out their issues. Sasha said she forgave Bayley for turning on her during moments and matches where it wasn’t every woman for herself.

Bayley said that, although the Elimination Chamber match was every woman for herself, she can’t forget and forgive what happened that night.

The two didn’t really get anywhere in regards to the problems with their friendship, partially because Paige (along with Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose) cut them off to start the next match.


 

Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Absolution (Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose)

 

A fun little women’s tag match that helped further along the Bayley-Sasha Banks feud. The two couldn’t manage to get on the same page throughout the bout and it cost them the victory.

During the bout, the commentary teamed hyped up the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, hinting that all four women will be participants in the match.

Winner: Absolution (Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose)


 

John Cena In-Ring Segment 

 

John Cena continued his attempt to make a match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania.

He started by showing The Undertaker respect, mentioning that as long as there is a WWE, The Undertaker will be welcomed. John said that ‘Taker shouldn’t feel washed up or old, because it’s not reality.

John then flipped a switch and got a bit nasty, saying that the fact that he has yet to get an answer from ‘Taker was extremely disrespectful to both himself and the WWE Universe. He continued to push the idea that The Deadman was lazy and selfish, which is a bit much, but Cena’s delivery somehow made it all work.

John said that if ‘Taker is retired, then he should say so, and if not, he should fight him at WrestleMania. He called ‘Taker a coward for not answering and begged him to prove him wrong (even if it’s with voodoo magic like smoke and lighting).

Cena closed out the promo by saying that The Undertaker isn’t a god, and right now, he can’t even call himself a man.

Kane came out and chokeslammed John to end the segment without speaking a word.


 

The Miz In-Ring Segment

 

The Miz cut a promo about how he was upset about not being on the WrestleMania posters, as well as the fact that his match isn’t a one-on-one match like some of the other title matches on the card.

He called Seth Rollins “Tyler Black” and Finn Bálor “Prince Nevitt,” which was a funny little dig that supported his “I hate indy wrestling” persona.

The Bálor Club (along with Seth Rollins, who headed toward the commentary table) shut The Miz up by hitting the ring for a six-man tag match, which was the next segment.


 

The Bálor Club vs. The Miz and The Miztourage

 

Finn Bálor got the win for his team after he rolled up the Intercontinental Champion, The Miz.

The Miz and his goonies attempted to beat down The Bálor Club after the match, but Finn (along with Seth) gained the upper hand and stood tall to end the segment.

Winner: The Bálor Club


 

Ronda Rousey Video Package

 

Up next, we got a really well-done video package highlighting Ronda Rousey’s UFC career, including her failures in the octagon, and her aspirations to be the best WWE has to offer.


 

The Ultimate Deletion

 

There aren’t enough words to describe how fun and wacky this entire segment was. Find it online and watch it ASAP if you haven’t already.

Matt Hardy got the win via the Twist of Fate.

After the match, he threw Bray into the Lake of Reincarnation. Bray did not reappear, so we’re not sure what’s next for The Eater of Worlds going forward. Hopefully we’ll find out more next week.

Winner: Woken Matt Hardy