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WWE Monday Night Raw Live From Dallas, Texas

Monday, March 18th, 2018

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves

If you missed last week’s Smackdown Live, click here WWE Smackdown Live Full Results 3/13/18 (Fastlane Fallout)

In-Ring Promo:  Kurt Angle

 

Kurt welcomes us to the show, but he has some bad news.  Roman Reigns still has a suspension, so he won’t be here.  However, while Brock Lesnar is not here yet, he has been informed by Mr. McMahon that Brock will be here tonight.  Now to clear matters on last week’s Tag Team Battle Royal, and we see Roman Reigns come through the crowd, and into the ring.

Kurt tells Roman he is trespassing, and Roman doesn’t care.  Brock isn’t here yet, he wasn’t here the last few weeks, so somebody has to represent the main event of Wrestlemania.  So where is Brock?  He isn’t here yet, but if he has an issue, he can discuss it outside of the arena.  Upset for telling the truth?  Kurt understands where Roman is coming from, but he will get his hands on Brock in 3 weeks at Wrestlemania.  But he needs to blow off some steam, and ruining his chances.  It will happen, he will get his hands on Brock in 3 weeks.  Roman understands, but he doesn’t care.  This is Dallas, Texas, and Roman has made many memories.  And he is planning on making another one, so you go tell anyone willing to listen he won’t leave until he faces Brock, tonight.  Kurt leaves, and Roman makes himself comfortable in a chair.  We have security coming to the ring, the U.S. Marshals to be exact.  They are reading Roman his Miranda Rights, because he is trespassing.  They put handcuffs, and Roman leaves peacefully, but a marshal touches him twice, and Roman had enough, fighting all three men.

HERE COMES THE PAIN!!

Brock gives Roman a Suplex, and now has a chair.  He gives Roman another suplex, and has the chair again.  Nails him many times.  3 trips to Suplex City now.  Brock comes right back, with more shots with the chair, and a 4th trip to Suplex City.  Now a F-5, with the chair flying over Roman’s head.  THE BEAST is ready for Wrestlemania.

EMT come out to put Roman in a stretcher, about to wheel him out, here comes Brock again tipping over the stretcher.

Moments Ago:  Brock Destroys Roman

Backstage Segment:  Roman Reigns

Roman is being sent into the ambulance.

Last Monday:  Asuka Vs Alexa Bliss

In-Ring promo:  Alexa Bliss

Alexa didn’t mean what she said last week, and they were just talking, girl talk.  So there is no other way to say it, so Alexa sincerely apologizes…that she didn’t speak the truth sooner.  Imagine Alexa saying she is sorry?  Just is not a part of her vocabulary.  Alexa didn’t even lose any amount of sleep.  And she was never friends with Nia, she used her.  Did she really think someone like Alexa can be friends with someone like Nia.  But it feels good to get everything off her chest, she feels like she dropped 300 points to drag her down.  So now that she kicked Nia to the curb, she can focus on doing something nobody else has done, defeat Asuka.

Match Number 1:  Alexa Bliss (Raw Women’s Champ) Vs Asuka in a non-title match

Asuka has the Ankle Lock on for many seconds in the match, and Mickie pushes Alexa out of the ring, and they walk away for the count out loss.  But just like that, Asuka disappears, because here comes Nia Jax, throwing Mickie around like a rag doll, trying to reach for Alexa.  But Miss Bliss heads out of dodge over the barricade, and through the crowd.

Winner:  Asuka, by countout

Tonight:  John Cena Wants An Answer From The Undertaker

Next:  Braun Strowman

Backstage Segment:  Alexa Bliss and Kurt Angle

Alexa asks Kurt if he saw what just happened.  She wants Nia suspended, and Kurt says so many people are telling him what to do, and Alexa is not one of them.  He heard what she said last week, and tonight.  A Woman’s Champion should be a role model for young girls, and should not be a bully.  So Alexa Bliss will defend her title against Nia Jax, at Wrestlemania.

In-Ring Promo:  Braun Strowman

Last week, Braun won the Tag Team Battle Royal by himself.  He carved a path of destruction, and now he is going to Wrestlemania.  Earlier tonight, management informed Braun he needs a Tag Team partner.  He doesn’t feel he needs a partner.  Matter of fact, Braun knows he can win those Tag Titles by himself.  Because he is The Monster Among Men….here comes The Bar.

Sheamus tells Braun he is out of his mind if he thinks he can beat them by himself.  He knows he won the Battle Royal, but he can throw guys over the top rope, they aren’t the best tag team, like The Bar.  Cesaro talks about the ins and outs of being a successful tag team.  Including sleeping together, he means room together.  It doesn’t matter who he chooses as a partner, they won’t beat them, because they don’t just set The Bar….Braun tells them to shut up.  Sheamus tells Braun it doesn’t matter who he chooses, they will win the match, and take back the titles.  Braun tells them they need to worry about two things.  1.  That he does have a partner for Wrestlemania, and 2.  Kurt told Braun he gets to face one of them right now.  So which of you two wants to get these hands?

Match Number 2:  Cesaro (Raw Tag Champ) Vs Braun Strowman

Braun picks up the win with a Powerslam, so will Braun’s Tag Team partner be?  We still don’t know.

Winner:  Braun Strowman, by pinfall

Tonight:  John Cena Wants An Answer From The Undertaker

Tonight:  The Ultimate Deletion

Video:  The Hardy Family

Matt is preparing for his Ultimate Deletion match, and sends Vanguard1 to scour the compound for Bray Wyatt.  And Senor Benjamin needs to prepare for an annihilation.

Match Number 3:  The Revival Vs Titus Worldwide

Revival picks up the win with Shatter Machine, pinning Titus.

Winners:  The Revival, by pinfall

In-Ring Interview:  The Revival

Charly asks them since The Bar will face Braun and a partner, where do they go from here?  They will become the first tag team to win Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

2018 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee:  Mark Henry

Next:  Sasha Banks and Bayley Vs Absolution

Match Number 4:  Sasha Banks and Bayley Vs Absolution

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Sasha has the mic, she wants to talk face to face with Bayley.  She is Sasha’s best friend, but Elimination Chamber, it was every woman for herself.  But what has happened the last few weeks, she can let that go.  But not for a third time.  Bayley understands the reason, but she can’t get over the look Sasha gave after she kicked her down, that smirk.  So why?  Paige interrupts the fun, she doesn’t care.  The match is now.

Sasha and Bayley can’t seem to be on the same page, as it costs them the match.  Sonya nails a kick, and pins Bayley for the win.

Winners:  Absolution, by pinfall

Next:  John Cena Wants An Answer From The Undertaker

In-Ring Promo:  John Cena

Monday Night Raw is Dallas, Texas.  This is not your typical Monday Night Raw.  Everything is bigger in Texas.  Last week, he put out a Wrestlemania challenge to The Undertaker.  yes or no?  And we will find out tonight.  He is still shocked Taker is embarrassed to be here, and he agrees with the fans.  He belongs here, and as long as WWE is around, the name Undertaker is classic.  Everywhere he goes, people talk about The Undertaker.  So he wants to find out how does Dallas feel about The Undertaker?  They all approve.  Get ready to stand up in response, because the answer to Cena’s challenge is….nothing.  Not a yes, or a no, just silence.  And that is the biggest mistake The Undertaker ever made.  He said last week he does not mind to go to Mania as a fan, but he wants The Undertaker, and to get nothing is disrespectful.  For the fans turned The Undertaker into a God, without the fans, Taker would be nothing.  So can’t find it to give the fans a yes or a no?  Dude, if you’re retired, say no and everybody understands.  But if you’re not, then say yes and make these fans happy.  If you can’t even answer, then the man is a coward,  You don’t even need to say yes, just send a casket, do something.  Be a man, cause if you aren’t, that is sad.

Here comes Kane, and Cena thinks this is a sign from Taker.  So is it a yes, or a no?  Kane chokeslams Cena, and walks off.

Earlier Tonight:  Lesnar Vs Reigns

Tonight:  Ronda Rousey’s Journey To Wrestlemania

Tonight:  The Ultimate Deletion

Earlier Today:  The Hardy Compound

In-Ring Promo:  The Miz

The Miz gets no respect, he is the Intercontinental Champion, is starting to become the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion, and he doesn’t even get on the Wrestlemania magazine.  AJ Styles is, so is Brock Lesnar, and they get singles matches at Mania.  But he has the stack decked against him.  So Miz will ask if he is a bad guy?  If he is, he will send Tyler Black and Prince Nevitt back to the indies, so they can “2 sweet”  all they want.

Match Number 5:  The Miztourage Vs The Balor Club

With Seth Rollins watching, The Balor Club picks up the win, Balor pins The Miz with a roll up.  After the match, The Miztourage attack Balor, and Rollins comes in for the save.

Winners:  The Balor Club, by pinfall

Earlier Today:  The Hardy Compound

Next:  Ronda Rousey

Next Week:  John Cena Vs Kane

Video:  Ronda Rousey

Match Number 6:  “Woken” Matt Hardy Vs Bray Wyatt in an Ultimate Deletion Match

You either liked this match, or you did not.  I was entertained, not as good as the matches Matt had in TNA, but still very unique, and I have the feeling Vince allowed Matt and Bray to come up with this.  But we saw Vanguard1 help out Matt, we also had appearances by the legendary Senior Benjamin, and the return of Jeff Hardy.  Matt nails Twist of Fate for the win, near The Lake of Reincarnation.  He wanted Senior Benjamin to dig up the remains of Bray, but nobody was there, which means THE GREAT WAR IS OVVAHHHH!!  And Raw ends here.

Winner:  “Woken” Matt Hardy, by pinfall

Kevin’s Thoughts:

I hated how Roman was beat down by Brock, and feel the ending should have been when Heyman said something, we see a “fan” leaping over the barricade, and Roman attacks Brock.  Show him that Brock’s time is up.  Then another time, Brock can beat down Roman, and we settle it at Mania.  Maybe that happens anyway, but Roman had to start off well.  Taker also should have come out tonight, in his own home state of Texas.  Maybe he shows up next week in Cleveland, but there has to be an answer, now.  Not in 2 weeks.  Everything else was just okay.  The Ultimate Deletion match was fun, but where do we go from here?  A new Bray Wyatt?  I guess time will tell.

No Smackdown Live for me tomorrow.  My mom is going to have her knee replaced Wednesday, so I have to get up early to take her to the hospital, and will be there all day.  I will talk to you next week in Cleveland.

WWE Raw Quick Match Results:

**Asuka def Alexa Bliss (C), by countout

**Braun Strowman def Cesaro (C), by pinfall

**The Revival def Titus Worldwide, by pinfall

**Absolution def Sasha Banks and Bayley, by pinfall

**The Balor Club def The Miztourage, by pinfall

**”Woken” Matt Hardy def Bray Wyatt in an Ultimate Deletion match, by pinfall

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