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WWE Raw Recap for 3/21/16

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Raw kickoffs with Stephanie McMahon. She talks about Roman Reigns and how he does not have a chance against her husband Triple H. She is interrupted by Roman Reigns. Apparently Roman is no longer making his entrance through the crowd. He tells Stephanie that he is gonna walk out of Wrestlemania with the WWE World Championship and there is nothing she or The Authority can do about it.
AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens
This non title match was a lot of fun. Back and forth action between both men. A lot of new moves by both superstars. Owens hits AJ with a frog splash. Owens goes for the pin but AJ kicks out at 2. AJ hits Owens with a reverse power bomb from the top rope. Chris Jericho comes out with a microphone and starts chanting “AJ Styles”. He distracts AJ and Owens rolls him up for the victory. AJ runs after Y2J.

After the match, Owens cuts a promo saying no one deserves to fight him at Wrestlemania. Dolph Ziggler comes out and says he disagrees and says he deserves it more than anyone else. Out comes The Miz. He says he’s the man Owens should face at Wrestlemania. He is interrupted by Sami Zyan. Sami says that he’s the only man that deserves to face Owens. The Intercontinental Champion says he’s going to talk to The Authority so they can decide who Owen’s opponent will be.

Ambrose is shown inside a Tavern in Philadelphia. Terry Funk joins him and starts to give him some words of advise. He says he has a present for him. Funk hands Ambrose a chainsaw. Ambrose proceeds to cut a table with the chainsaw.

Stephanie McMahon is backstage. Kevin Owens interrupts her and asks her if he can make a triple threat match for tonightto see who his opponent at Wrestlemaina will be. She agrees and grants him permission.

Big E vs Rusev
The New Day comes out and cut a promo on each member of The League of Nations making fun of them. All 7 men from both teams start fighting before the bell even rings. The match eventually gets underway. Both big men dominate. During a commercial break, The LON beat up Xavier and Kofi. They lay them out cold. Rusev dominates his opponent until Big E gains some momentum. The New Day recover and help Big E get the victory.

All 4 members of the Wyatt Family cut a promo backstage.

The Big Show makes his way to the ring. The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal  trophy is at ringside. Big Show says that Andre is truly the greatest giant of all time. He says he wants to win the battle royal and be the first back-to-back winner. The Social Outcasts’ music hits and out come the 4 men. They say they will all win the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. They all attack Big Show. There is a loud exposition and out comes Kane. He takes out all of The Social Outcasts. Big Show thanks Kane for saving him but gets choke-slammed. 

Stan Hansen is announced as the latest inductee into the 2016 WWE Hall Of Fame.

Chris Jericho vs Fandango
They announced this as a Wrestlemania rematch. Jericho screams at Fandango all match long that “he never lost to him at Wrestlemania”. AJ Styles comes out with a microphone and chants “Y2Jackass”. The distraction does not work as Jericho hits The Codebreaker and gets the victory. After the match, Aj challenges Jericho to a match at Wrestlemaina.
A video package of Former WWE Superstars talking about Shane McMahon vs The Undertaker is shown. 
Kevin Owens is in the ring. He announces that the following match is a Triple-Threat Match to see who the number one contender is for his Intercontinental Championship. He introduces Stardust, Sin Cara, and Zack Ryder.

Stardust vs Sin Cara vs Zack Ryder in a Number One Contender’s Match for the Intercontinental Championship

Owens is at commentary for this match. He says all 3 men deserve a shot at his championship. Out comes Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, and The Miz. All 7 men attack each other. Kevin Owens runs to the back as we don’t get an opponent for Owens just yet.
Stephanie is in the back talking on the phone with Triple H. She says she doesn’t want to be there at RAW and tells her husband to pick her up. She is interrupted by Kevin Owens. Stephanie tells Owens he will defend his championship against all 6 men in a ladder match.

Stephanie is seen walking to the parking lot. Triple H comes out is car to greet her. They both get in the car. Roman Reigns is seen standing in front of the exit. He takes Triple H out the car and starts to beat him. They go back and forth until Triple H manages a way to get in the car and escape.

Charlotte vs Natalya
Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch are both on commentary for this match. They argue throughout the match as it seems they are no longer in the same page. Charlotte hits The Natural Selection and gets the victory.

Bubba Ray Dudley vs R-Truth
Bubba Ray dominates R-Truth all throughout the match. Devon gets involved in the match and distracts R-Truth as Bubba gets the win. After the match The Dudleys beat up R-Truth some more. Goldust comes out and tries to help Truth. He fails, but out come The Usos. The Usos lay out the Dudleys. They set a table in the middle of the ring and go for a frog splash on Devon. Bubba saves his part as both men run to the back.

Mr McMahon makes his way to the ring. He says he has a special announcement to make. He says that indeed, Undertaker is his bitch. So if he fails to beat Shane at Wrestlemaina, it will be his last Wrestlemania.

Main Event: Dean Ambrose vs Braun Strowman
The Wyatt Family is at ringside as well as Paul Heyman is on commentary. This match seems very slow. The fans chant “This is boring” at one point. Ambrose finally gets a chair and starts swinging on Braun Strowman. He gets disqualified but does not seem to care. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on the chair and lays out Strowman. Ambrose goes to Paul Heyman as both men have a star off. The show ends with Ambrose smiling in front of the Wrestlemania sign.

Written by: Erwin Osorio

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