Tonight’s WWE RAW took place at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
The New Day vs The League Of Nations
Raw begins with Xavier Woods and Big E vs Alberto Del Rio and Rusev for the WWE Tag Team Titles. Both teams mixing it up from last Saturday’s match at Roadblock. The LON dominate most of the match. Kofi distracts Rusev as Xavier rolls him up for the victory. All of the members of the League Of Nations attack The New Day after the match. They stand tall as the champs are played out in the ring.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring. He talks about his match with Triple H last Saturday at Roadblock. He says he was so close to becoming WWE Champion. Brock Lesnar’s music hits as The Beast makes his way to the ring. Paul Heyman cuts a promo saying Ambrose is the only person crazy enough to fight Lesnar and that he’s going to be regretting that after Wrestlemania. Heyman leaves but Brock slowing walks towards the ring. Ambrose pulls out a crowbar. Lesnar slowly backs away and heads to the back.
Ryback vs Sin Cara
Sin Cara sporting a new look with an all black mask and outfit. Ryback dominates all of the match and gets the victory. After the match, Ryback tells Kalisto that size always matters and challenges him to a match at Wrestlemania for the United States Championship.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. She introduces her husband Triple H. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring. He cuts a promo on the crowd calling them losers. He says Roman Reigns will fail just like them. Dolph Ziggler interrupts the champ. He says he is tired of The Authority holding him back. He will never quit no matter what they do or what they say. Stephanie threatens to fire Dolph. Triple H stops Stephanie and tells Dolph that he needs the right people to back him up. Dolph tells him he wouldn’t join The Autorithy if they were the last 2 people on earth. Stephanie tells Dolph he’s gonna have a match tonight. If he wins he gets any match he wants at Wrestlemania. His opponent will be Triple H.
Sami Zayn vs The Miz
Kevin Owens is ringside in commentary for this match. Owens bashes Sami and Michael Cole all match long. He says Sami might have been something in NXT but is nothing in the main roster. Sami looks good throughout the match. Owens tries to interfere but gets hit by The Miz. Sami capitalizes and hits Miz with a kick, getting the victory.
Rene Young interviews The League Of Nations. They challenge The New Day to a match at Wrestlemania and say if The New Day do accept, it won’t be a comedy anymore. It will be a tragedy.
Brie Bella & Alicia Fox vs Tamina & Naomi
Before the match begins, Lana makes her way down to ringside. Lana causes the distraction as Tamina gets the win. After the match, Alicia Fox goes up to Lana but is super kicked by Tamina & Naomi.
Rene Young interviews Paige. She is interrupted by Lana. Paige says Lana has done nothing since arriving here. Taming & Naomi join Lana and threaten Paige. Looks like we are headed towards a tag team divas match at Wrestlemania.
The Usos vs The Social Outcasts
The Dudley Boyz are in commentary for this one. Bo Dallas and Adam Rose get squashed by The Usos. The Dudleys and The Usos face-off after the match.
Dean Ambrose is backstage and is greeted by Mick Foley. The hardcore legend asks Ambrose if he knows what he’s got himself into (referring to Wrestlemania). Dean assures Mick that he’s gonna get the job done. Mick says the crowbar might not be enough. He hands him a present. Ambrose opens the box and pulls out barbed wire baseball bat.
Triple H vs Dolph Ziggler
This by far is the match of the night. Triple H and Ziggler go back and forth. Ziggler gets a lot of very near pinfalls. Dolph dominates towards the end of the match. Triple H finally is able to hit a pedigree and gets the win. After the match Triple H celebrates in the middle of the ring but Roman Reigns’ music hits. Reigns comes out and goes after Triple H. He tosses him outside and proceeds to do the same thing the champ did to him 3 weeks ago. The 2 continue to brawl. They head towards the back. Triple H gets busted open on the side of his head. Roman finally hits Triple H with a TV. Wrestlers, Referees, and Security finally break it up by calming Reigns down.
Jacqueline is announced as the next inductee into the 2016 WWE Hall Of Fame.
Goldust & R-Truth comedy segment.
Chris Jericho vs Neville
Neville gets a lot of action at the beginning of this match. He goes for a baseball slide but seems to hurt his ankle. The match is cut short and the ref disqualifies Chris Jericho for pushing him. Jericho gets on the mic and says that he is tired of everyone talking about AJ Styles. AJ comes out and hits Jericho with the Phenomenal Forearm.
Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Charlotte are set to meet face to face to face on WWE Smackdown Thursday night.
Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring. He says Shane winning at Wrestlemania is just a dream and the reality is that the night after Wrestlemania, he will be the only one standing victorious at Raw. He then introduces his instrument of destruction, The Undertaker. Out comes Shane McMahon. Shane says he will beat The Undertaker because he has the heart. He’s going to fight for his kids and for the fans. Undertaker says that heart will not be enough. He says the only thing he has are his fists. Shane calls himself Vince’s son. But says Undertaker is Vince’s bitch. Undertaker goes for the Chokeslam. Shane counters and lands a couple punches. Vince pushes Shane and Undertaker Chokeslams him. Undertaker then goes after Vince, but Vince gets away. The show ends.
WWE Raw Recap Written by Erwin Osorio
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…