Monday, March 25, 2019

WWE RAW Results - March 25, 2019

WWE RAW Results
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens live from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts as Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Corey Graves and Renee Young. They talk about how RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will officially main event WrestleMania 35. We see mainstream media coverage and other reactions to the big news.

- We go right to the ring and out comes RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey to a mixed reaction.

Ronda says for the first time ever, women are going to be in the main event of Wrestlemania. It will be her versus Charlotte versus Becky. Ronda says she only has one thing to say. You're welcome.

Ronda throws the mic down.

She picks up the mic and she says that she has something else to say. Ronda has a promise. She will tap out Charlotte and Becky at the same time and that is all she has to say.

Ronda drops the mic again.

Ronda picks up the mic and says she has no idea what the Beat the Clock Challenge is and she calls it another farce. Ronda wants it to happen.

The music hits and out next comes Becky Lynch. Becky speaks from the stage as fans pop. She says it's good to be back in Boston. She tells Rousey to quit being a little weirdo. She goes on about Rousey and says after all her hype, nobody gave a damn until The Man got involved with her. Fans chant for Becky. Lynch says she's the best thing that's ever happened to Rousey, she saved her title run and that's why they're in the main event. Lynch says Rousey knows how this will end - with Rousey's title over her head and Rousey's skull under her foot at WrestleMania. The music interrupts and out comes Charlotte Flair. Flair mocks them for making so much noise. Flair says yes, the women are the main event, but not because of what Lynch has done for the past 6 months or what Rousey has done for the past year, because of what Flair has done for the last 7 years. Some fans boo her. Flair says that's why she was hand-picked to be in the main event. Flair heads to ringside as Rousey and Logan get ready to go at it.

Beat The Clock Challenge: Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. The Riott Squad

The bell rings and Logan goes right to the floor. Rousey chases her around the ring and back in, then back around the ring again as the clock ticks away. Rousey runs through Logan's partners and back in the ring. Logan nails h er as she comes in. Logan takes control. Logan applies a submission and keeps her down in the middle of the ring. Rousey turns it around and eliminates Logan at 1:25. Rousey marches up the ramp as Flair enters the ring to go at it with Ruby.

The bell rings and Flair goes for a big boot but Ruby dumps her over the top rope to the floor. Flair comes back in with chops. Flair turns it around and drops Ruby with a right hand. We see Rousey watching from the stage. Flair with a Natural Selection attempt but Ruby comes right back. Ruby with offense and a close 2 count. Flair comes back and applies the Figure Four into the Figure Eight but Ruby doesn't tap as the timer goes off. Flair did not beat the clock.

Lynch comes in to go at it with Liv but Flair drops Becky with a big boot. Flair makes her exit as Liv gets ready to go at it with 1:25 to beat. Liv kicks Becky as the bell rings. Liv gets a near fall and Liv with a reverse chin lock. Becky with European uppercuts followed by a clothesline and leg lariat. Becky with a back heel kick and she goes for DisArmHer but Liv sends Becky into the turnbuckles. Liv with a face buster but Becky blocks it and gets a jackknife cover for the three count with 7 seconds left on the clock.

Winner: Becky Lynch

After the bell, Lynch stands tall as her music hits. Rousey rants from the stage. Flair mocks Becky from ringside as Becky celebrates the win, pointing up at the WrestleMania 35 sign. The announcers hype the WrestleMania main event as Rousey talks trash from the stage. Lynch yells back at her from the ring.

- We see Finn Balor backstage warming up for his 1-on-2 Handicap Match against Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley. Balor must win to get his title shot at WrestleMania. We go to commercial.

- We are back and Lio Rush tells Finn Balor his Road to Wrestlemania goes through them. That is not a road you want to be on. You should have quit while you were ahead. You will be forced to leave the game like a hot piece of garbage, like Rob Gronkowski. Lio says he is not medically cleared to compete tonight. Bobby is not going to be teaming up with the Man of the Hour. He will be teaming up with 'this man'.

Bobby Lashley and Jinder Mahal vs. Finn Balor in a Handicap Match
If Finn Wins He Wrestles Bobby Lashley for the Intercontinental Title at Wrestlemania


Lashley with a knee to Balor and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles and punches Balor. Lashley with an Irish whip but Balor goes to the apron and he kicks Lashley. Jinder, Samir, Sunil, and Lio distract Balor and Lashley with a running shoulder tackle to knock Finn off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Lashley runs Balor into the corner and connects with shoulders. Balor with a slingblade like move but Mahal tags in. Mahal with a sunset flip and Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor sends Mahal into Lashley and Balor with an elbow drop to Mahal and a double stomp to Lashley. Mahal is clotheslined over the top rope to the floor. Samir and Sunil trip Balor and Balor sends Mahal over the top rope. Balor with a plancha onto everyone and he hits Coup De Grace for the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, Lashley attacks Samir and Sunil. Lashley with a spear to Jinder.

- Cole mentions Elias being the featured musical guest of WrestleMania 35. We go to a clip of Elias in New York City's Times Square. He says many people have performed there over the years but none of those performances will compare to what he has in store for WrestleMania. Elias says he's ready to perform a song for the people gathering around him. A street musician tries to join him but he insults the guy and New Yorkers. Elias says he has to practice for the big performance now.

The Revival vs. Aleister Black and Ricochet

We go back to the ring and out comes Aleister Black. Back to commercial.

Black and Ricochet attack Dawson and Wilder when they enter the ring. Black sends Ricochet into Dawson for a drop kick. Black with a kick and Ricochet with a kick to Wilder.

Wilder and Black start things off and then Dawson tags in and applies a hammer lock on Black. Dawson with a double wrist lock and Black tries to get to his corner but Black with a kick and tag. Black with a kick and Ricochet with a drop kick to Dawson. Black sends Wilder over the top rope to the floor. Black teases a dive to the floor and Black lands in the ring. Ricochet with a splash off the apron and Black with Meteora off the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dawson wiht a chin lock on Ricochet. Dawson with a slam and he misses elbow drops. Wilder tags in and Ricochet with punches to Wilder and Dawson. Dawson with an assisted suplex after Wilder blocks Ricochet's attempt to make the tag. Wilder gets a near fall. Ricochet with forearms but Wilder with a forearm and he tags Dawson back in. Dawson runs his laces across the face. Ricochet with a kick and Wilder makes the tag. Ricochet with a neck breaker to Wilder and both men are down. Black and Dawson tag in and Black with forearms and elbows. Black with a leg sweep and drop kick to Dawson. Black with a quebrada to Wilder and Dawson. Wilder is sent to the floor.

Black with a series of kicks and a back elbow for a near fall. Black uplls Dawson up but Wilder pulls Ricochet off the apron and Dawson gets a near fall with a rollup. Dawson with a near fall. Ricochet makes the blind tag and Black with Black Mass to Dawson and Wilder. Ricochet with a 630 splash to Wilder for the three count.

Winners: Aleister Black and Ricochet

In the Arena:

Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

We are back and Drew says he doesn't give a damn if you like him, but you will respect him. One week is a long time to wait for an answer, Roman. Drew says he is nervous about what Roman might say but he wants to give Roman a reminder. Drew says to look into Roman's eyes because Drew could have finished Roman off at any time.

We take a look back at Drew's attack on Roman two weeks ago.

Drew says he hopes Roman's wife or member of you extended family got through that thick skull of yours and told you to say no. He has already exterminated that cockroach Dean Ambrose. Then he beat the Number One Contender for the Universal Championship Seth Rollins. Drew says he knows that Roman wants to say yes, but Drew wants to appeal to Joe the man, Joe the father, Joe the husband. Think about what you have put your family through. Think about your children. They had to see their daddy fight for his life already. Do you want to put them through that one more time at Wrestlemania when you know you are going to lose? Drew says he is going to stand out here until he gets an answer...

Roman Reigns' music plays and he makes his way to the stage and then to the ring.

Roman says that Roman accepts your challenge. Roman tells Drew to listen clearly because what he is saying next is not coming from Roman. Don't you ever run your mouth about his wife and kids. Roman with punches to Drew and then he sends Drew shoulder first into the ring post.

Roman punches Drew and sends Drew into the ringside barrier. Roman sends Drew back into the ring and Drew with a low blow. Drew sets for a Claymore and hits it. Drew stands tall over Reigns as referees enter the ring and try to get him to leave. Drew taunts Reigns and makes his exit as we go to replays. Drew watches Reigns recover from the stage and says Reigns should've said no.

- Still to come, Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe. Also, Seth Rollins will address Brock Lesnar. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and we see Drew walking in the back and he stops to see Dean Ambrose. Dean asks Drew what did he call him? A cockroach? He exterminated him? He didn't exterminate him. Why not do this one more time. Last Man Standing. Drew says he does not know how Dean is standing now but he won't be after tonight.

Sasha Banks (with Bayley) vs. Natalya (with Beth Phoenix)

They lock up and Natalya pushes Sasha and Sasha slaps Natalya. Sasha with a wrist lock using the ropes. Sasha with another arm drag. Natalya blocks a kick and sends Sasha face first into the mat. Natalya with a surfboard and the referee checks the shoulders. Sasha escapes and she hits a running double knee strike for a near fall. Natalya with a rollup for a near fall. Sasha with a sunset flip attempt but Natalya blocks it and goes for a Sharpshooter but Sasha sends Natalya to the floor.

Natalya punches Sasha and sends her back into the ring but Sasha spins on the apron and hits a head scissors followed by a running knee to the head against the ring side barrier. We go to commercial.

We are back and Natalya with a back breaker and she adds more pressure on the back. Sasha with a sunset flip to counter and she gets a near fall. Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a knee to the head. Natalya with a wheelbarrow atomic drop but Sasha trips Natalya as she runs over her back and Sasha with the Banks Statement. Natalya escapes and applies the Sharpshooter. Natalya pulls Sasha back into the center of the ring and Sasha rolls through to send Natalya into the turnbuckles head first.

Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax attack Bayley on the floor and then they attack Sasha. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Sasha Banks

After the match, Beth goes after Nia and Tamina kicks Beth. Beth with forearms to Tamina followed by the Glam Slam. Beth stands on Sasha's title belt.

- We are told the newest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame... the Hart Foundation.

Backstage:

We go to Kurt Angle in the back. Kurt is asked about his match against Samoa Joe. Kurt says he appreciates Joe coming from Smackdown to face him on Raw. It is not about hugs and handshakes. He is going out on his terms. He was happy to face Chad Gable and Apollo Crews and he will be ready for Baron Corbin at Wrestlemania. Kurt says this is his last match in Boston. Baron Corbin shows up and says it shows how much the fans care about him. Baron asks Kurt if they realize they are cheering him because they feel sorry for him. They are thinking Kurt should have retired ten years ago. Baron says the headlines the day after Wrestlemania will be Olympic Hero's image tarnished in Farewell match.

- Alexa Bliss comes out and we go to commercial.

- We are back and Sasha Banks and Bayley are walking in the back and they are stopped by Charly Caruso. She asks them about what is going to happen at Wrestlemania. Sasha says they would take on any team, any brand, any time. They will take them all on... at Wrestlemania.

In the Arena:

Alexa Bliss is in the ring for A Moment of Bliss. She says that since she was named the host, Wrestlemania has gotten better. The women will main event and Alexa says she is at a crossroads. She is less than two weeks away from her greatest moment, hosting Wrestlemania. She feels that this moment and her reputation is on the line because of the situation between Braun Strowman and Colin Jost.

Alexa says she hopes this will be a moment of healing. She brings out Braun Strowman.

Alexa says we have seen what happens when your temper gets the best of you. You flipped an ambulance with Roman Reigns on it. You pulled the set down on Brock Lesnar. You destroyed Mr. McMahon's limo. Alexa asks what would happen if Michael Che and Colin Jost were to get those hands. Braun says it is the thought that counts. Braun says when he saw that car, all he thought about was smashing Colin's pasty face.

Alexa says that is the first step in the healing process and then she brings out her next guests, via satellite, Michael Che and Colin Jost.

Colin says he put on a Mets hat in Philadelphia and he won't make that mistake again, so he puts on a Yankees hat. Michael says as a lifelong WWE fan, he wants to say he respects the hell out of Braun. Michael says that Roman crossed the line and jacked up Colin over this whole thing. Colin isn't funny, but he is a good guy. Colin says that when he said he wanted to be a mentor for Braun, he meant it. Colin says he went to Harvard and his parents paid millions of dollars to get him on the Women's Cross Country Team. He can teach Braun how to chew his food, read, or do his taxes. Colin says they can handle this like adults.

Michael says he is trying to make this right. Colin says they got him a car. What about therapy. Colin says to pay him back for the car he destroyed, plus interest and an autograph from his favorite wrestler Brock Lesnar. Colin says they shouldn't go to Wrestlemania.

Braun says he might have an idea. Braun says Michael said someone needed to take care of that, emotionally, financially, or physically. Braun chooses option three and he tells Colin to enter the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. Braun tells Colin to hide behind others in the ring or he will find Colin in the back. Michael accepts the challenge. Colin says if he is in the battle royal then Michael is in the match too.

Braun wants Alexa to make this official. Alexa says she is the host and cannot sacrifice two comedians for Braun's bloodlust. Alexa says she can do that and it is official. Braun says if they do not show up at Wrestlemania, you will be wandering the streets of New York waiting to Get These Hands.

- Elias is ouside Madison Square Garden. Elias is given a quarter from someone who thinks that Elias is a street performer.

- Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews

Crews with a series of rollups for near falls. Crews with a drop kick. Crews floats over Corbin sliding into the corner and Crews with a drop kick and clothesline that sends Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Crews with a moonsault off the apron. Corbin sends Crews into the ring post. Corbin sends Crews into the ringside barrier and then they return to the ring. Corbin sends Crews into the turnbuckles and sends Crews to the mat on a toss belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.

Crews with a boot and then Corbin goes shoulder first into the ring post. Crews with an enzuigiri and Crews goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Corbin sends Crews to the apron and Crews with a shoulder and he floats over. Corbin with End of Days for the three count.

Winner: Baron Corbin

After the match, Corbin stands tall as his music plays. Corbin goes to leave the ring but he turns back to Crews and nails another End of Days. Corbin leaves again as his music plays, stopping on the stage to turn and laugh at Crews. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth says he is going to cut right to the chase. Brock and he are not cut from the same cloth. The two road they are taking to get to Wrestlemania could not be any different. There is only one road out of their match and that road will be forged by the Universal Champion. It will be forged by the man who defines the future of this business. It will be him or Brock Lesnar. That is really heavy but Seth says he wants to carry that burden. Seth says he wants to inspire people. Champions that inspired him were people like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Triple H, and John Cena inspire people.

Brock Lesnar does not inspire people. Seth says this is the biggest match of his career. Seth says he wanted this for a long time. It was not until recently that he realized how important it was for all of you. Seth says he had an autograph signing in Boston and everyone who came up to him said the same thing... Beat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Seth says it hit him and he promised to beat Brock and make sure that Brock did not leave Wrestlemania as the Universal Champion. Now Seth has to beat Brock Lesnar. Seth refuses to let Brock be the champion that defines the future of this industry.

In thirteen days, he will walk into the ring with that bully who has cast a shadow over him and this entire industry. What Brock does not understand is that with an army behind him, he is unstoppable. Together, they are going to march to the edge of Suplex City and Burn... it... Paul Heyman comes out and he introduces himself.

Paul says he traveled to Boston to say thank you. Thank you Seth Rollins for allowing him to know that the match at Wrestlemania is now a handicap match. It is the reigning defending undisputed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar versus Seth Rollins and the entire WWE Universe.

Paul says he likes the odds because he assures you that your chances of winning are zero. Do you know how pathetic you sound? You need their support and affirmation. Are you going to ask for their thoughts and prayers. I'm undersized and overconfident and I have the WWE Universe to fail with me when I go to Suplex City, get dumped on my head, and get F-5ed by Brock Lesnar, I need your thoughts and prayers. You need their thoughts and their prayers because you don't have a thought in your head on how to beat Brock Lesnar or a prayer in doing so. Paul says he does not want Seth to take it personally when Brock wins at Wrestlemania. He wants Seth to take it personally when you and the entire WWE Universe loses at Wrestlemania. Paul tosses the mic in the air and walks up the ramp.

Seth follows after Paul and Paul falls down on the stage. Paul says it was all Brock's idea and he hopes that Seth wins. Seth says that Paul has it all wrong. He is not asking for thoughts and prayers. He is here to answer them. We are going to Wrestlemania. We are going to beat Brock Lesnar. We are going to take the Universal Title. We are going into Suplex City and we are going to burn it down.

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle's music hits and out he comes, mocking Paul Heyman while he's still down on the stage. Angle hits the ring as the Farewell Tour continues. We go to commercial.

- We are back and Samoa Joe says he forgot his bouquet of flowers and despite their history, he is not a sentimental person. Even if the New England mouthbreathers want it, he won't let Kurt ride off into the sunset. Joe says he has a different gift and superstars are getting ready for their big night. Joe has a big gift for Kurt in Boston. A good night's sleep is a good thing and what better way to say goodbye to Angle one more time than to put his ass to sleep.

Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe in a Non Title Match

Joe with a head butt and he kicks Angle. Joe with a chop. Joe with jabs in the corner and Angle with punches. Joe with a rake of the eyes. Joe with a suplex. Angle with a waist lock and Joe gets to the ropes and connects with an elbow. Joe with a snap mare and kick followed by a drop kick to the back. Joe sends Angle to the floor and Joe with a suicide dive as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Joe is still in control of Angle. Joe works Angle around the ring while talking trash. Angle comes back out of nowhere with two German suplexes. Angle hits the third German for a big pop. Joe kicks out at 2. Joe comes back with some of his signature moves. Joe with the senton in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count. Angle side-steps a move and drops Joe with the Angle Slam for another close 2 count as Joe kicks out just in time. Joe blocks the ankle lock and drives Angle down for a 2 count. Joe takes Angle to the corner for a Musclebuster attempt but Angle fights him back. Angle nails a missile dropkick for a pop.

Angle drops his straps for another pop. Joe counters the Angle Slam. More back and forth now. The Uranage is blocked. Joe catches Angle in the Coquina Clutch in the middle of the ring. Fans rally for Angle as he starts to fade. Angle turns it into a pin out of nowhere for the pin to win.

Winner: Kurt Angle

After the match, Angle celebrates and exits as his music hits. Joe can't believe it, shaking his head in the ring. Cole hypes Angle's match with AJ Styles on tomorrow's SmackDown.

- We see Dean Ambrose in the back getting ready for his match against Drew McIntyre.

- Triple H makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Hunter congratulates Becky, Ronda, and Charlotte for being the main event at Wrestlemania. He says that was not given, it was earned. Hunter says that is a thing that makes him happy. Hunter says some things don't make him happy. Hunter pulls out an envelope with a letter from Batista's lawyer. This letter states that Dave will not be competing at Wrestlemania unless Hunter agrees to one more stipulation. Hunter says the letter rambles and Dave talks about his realization that Hunter started Evolution to keep the title longer. You just figured that out now? Thirteen years later. Dave also realized that the moon was not made of cheese. Dave believes that Evolution did nothing for his career. When he walked into Evolution, he was the Deacon and followed D-Von Dudley around. When he left, he was the WWE Champion. Hunter brings up that Batista had six more championships and Batista quit because he could not beat John Cena.

Batista believes Hunter's obsession prevented him from coming back a second time because he refused his phone calls. Hunter says that Batista wanted to move the day of Wrestlemania to work around his filming schedule for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Hunter reads the letter. It says if Hunter wants him to appear at Wrestlemania, he will give him what he wants and Hunter reads the lyrics for Wannabe by The Spice Girls. It ends wtih a demand to put his career on the line at Wrestlemania. Hunter thinks about it for a moment and he says that Dave beat up a 70 year old man, a year after being on his death bed. You put him back in the hospital in a lame attempt to get a match at Wrestlemania. Hunter accepted the match for Wrestlemania. Hunter says this is what you do. It is just another attempt to quit. Hunter says he will not let Dave quit this time so he will make Dave stand up to his commitment. He will make Dave show up. You think you are obsessed with him and Hunter says he never gave a crap about you. Hunter says he is obsessed with kicking your ass. If at this point in our careers, that he cannot beat a self deluded douchebag like you, then he has no business being in this ring. You want his career on the line, you got it.

Hunter tosses the mic and leaves the ring. Back to commercial.

- Elias is on the street and we see a guitar case full of money. He says New York is the greatest city in the world, because he is here. There will be no doubt that there is one universal truth, as someone takes some of Elias' money. Elias says there will be no doubt that WWE stands for Walk with Elias. Someone takes the guitar case and all of the money as Elias strums.

Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre in a Last Man Standing Match

Dean with punches and kicks as the bell rings. Drew with chops to Dean. Dean with a forearm and kick. Drew is sent over the top rope by Dean. Dean goes to the turnbuckles and misses a forearm when Drew moves. The referee starts his count. Dean gets back to his feet and Drew tosses Dean into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Drew is knocked off the turnbuckles to the mat. Dean with a double sledge attempt but he is met with a kendo stick to the midsection. Drew with another kendo stick to the midsection and then he jabs the kendo stick into the head. Drew with more kendo stick shots. Dean ducks under a kendo stick shot and Dean clotheslines Drew over the top rope and then Dean with a suicide dive onto Drew. Dean punches Drew and Dean sends Drew into the ringside barrier.

Drew with a head butt and Dean goes down. Drew catapults Dean's throat into the frame of the ring. Drew picks up the ring steps and hits Dean in the head with it. Drew grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. Drew puts the chair in the turnbuckles and then Dean is able to slide into the corner and Dean sends Drew into the chair. Dean with a double underhook DDT on Drew and the referee starts his count.

Drew gets back to his feet and Dean with a running boot and punches. Dean gets a table and brings it into the ring. Drew picks up Dean and runs him through the table set up in the corner. The referee starts his count. Dean gets up and Drew with a Claymore.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

McIntyre stands tall over Ambrose as his music hits. We go to replays. RAW goes off the air with McIntyre posing.



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