March 19, 2018
American Airlines Center & The Hardy Compound
Dallas, Texas & Cameron, North Carolina
Pro Wrestling Transcriptions
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kurt Angle, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar In-Ring Segment:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome To Monday Night Raw. Angle has some bad news. Roman Reigns suspension is still in effect and he will not be in the building tonight. Vince McMahon assured him that Brock Lesnar will be on the show. Angle turns his attention to the tag team battle royal from last week. Braun Strowman won the match without a partner. Now he’ll get a Raw Tag Team Title Opportunity at WrestleMania, but he must have a partner.
Roman Reigns arrives to the ringside area. Angle says that Reigns is trespassing. Reigns doesn’ care. Someone has to represent the main event of WrestleMania. Angle says that Brock will be here tonight. Reigns should not be in the building because he’s suspended. What’s Reigns suspended for? Telling the truth? Reigns will be able to get his hands on Brock in three weeks. Reigns understands where Angle is coming from, but he still doesn’t care.
Reigns has made a lot of memories in Dallas and he’s not leaving his yard until Brock Lesnar shows up. Reigns gets in a brawl with The US Marshall Team. Reigns hands are trapped in handcuffs. Brock Lesnar storms into the ring. Brock relentlessly attacks Reigns with a steel chair. Brock brings Reigns to Suplex City. Brock plants Reigns with an F5. Brock knocks Reigns off the stretcher.
First Match: Alexa Bliss w/Mickie James vs. Asuka
Bliss bounces Asuka head on the canvas. Bliss is mauling Asuka on the middle rope. Bliss delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Asuka. Bliss drives her knee into the back of Asuka neck. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Asuka chest in the corner. Bliss is choking Asuka with her boot. Bliss throws Asuka out of the ring. Mickie attacks Asuka behind the referee’s back. Bliss bounces Asuka head on the ring apron. Bliss rolls Asuka back into the ring. Bliss with the cover for a one count. Bliss applies a rear chin lock. Asuka fires back with multiple strikes. Bliss responds with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Bliss goes back to the rear chin lock.
Bliss with a Knee Lift to Asuka. Asuka drops Bliss with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka follows that a High Knee Strike. Asuka with a Sliding Knee for two count. Mickie hops on the ring apron to distract Asuka. Asuka takes a swing at Mickie. Bliss rocks Asuka with a Forearm Smash. Bliss once again sends Asuka out of the ring. Bliss with the cover for a two count. Bliss is wearing down Asuka with the rear chin lock. Asuka repeatedly kicks the back of Bliss. Bliss transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bliss with the lateral press for a two count. Bliss is pissed.
Coming out of the commercial break, Bliss ascends to the top turnbuckle. Asuka goes for a SuperPlex, but Bliss counters with a HeadButt. Bliss connects with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Bliss dodges a Spinning Back Fist from Asuka. Bliss decks Asuka with a Neck Breaker. Bliss follows that with a Running Double Knee Drop. Asuka responds with a Shining Wizard. Asuka locks in the Crossface Chicken Wing. Asuka rolls Bliss over for a two count. Asuka applies an Ankle Lock. Bliss crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Mickie drags Bliss out of the ring. Bliss gets herself intentionally counted out. After the match, Nia Jax makes a b-line to the ringside area. Nia drops Mickie with a Body Avalanche. Nia changes her focus to Bliss. Nia sends Mickie face first to the steel ring post. Nia starts chasing Bliss to the backstage area.
Winner: Asuka via Countout
Braun Strowman & The Bar In-Ring Segment:
Second Match: Braun Strowman vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus
Strowman launches Cesaro to the corner. Strowman delivers a Body Avalanche. Strowman whips Cesaro back first across the turnbuckles. Strowman follows that with another Body Avalanche. Strowman sends Cesaro crashing to the outside. Cesaro rakes the eyes of Strowman. Cesaro applies a Sleeper Hold. Strowman drives Cesaro back first into turnbuckles. Cesaro kicks Strowman in the jaw. Cesaro rocks Strowman with a Big Boot. Cesaro is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Cesaro goes for a Inside Cradle, but Strowman blocks it. Cesaro dumps Strowman out of the ring.
Cesaro fires off a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strowman deposits Cesaro face first on the ringside barricade. Strowman is distracted by Sheamus. Cesaro goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Strowman counters with a SpineBuster on the barricade. Cesaro sends Strowman shoulder first to the steel ring post. Cesaro with a series of European Uppercuts. Strowman blocks The Neutralizer. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Cesaro with a SpringBoard CorkScrew Uppercut for a two count.
Strowman responds with a Back Body Drop. Cesaro goes for another SpringBoard Corkscrew Uppercut, but Strowman counters with a Big Haymaker. Sheamus hops on the ring apron to distract Strowman. Strowman takes a swing at Sheamus. Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Cesaro lands back on his feet. Strowman runs through Sheamus with a Body Avalanche. Cesaro side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Cesaro uppercuts Strowman. Cesaro follows that with a Big Boot. Cesaro goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Strowman counters with a PowerSlam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall
Third Match: The Revival vs. Titus Worldwide w/Dana Brooke
Dash Wilder and Titus O’Neil will start things off. Wilder backs Titus into the corner. Titus slaps Wilder in the chest. Titus drags Dawson into the ring. Titus goes for The Clash of The Titus, but Dawson gets in the way. Wilder transitions into a ground and pound attack. Wilder tags in Dawson. The Revival with an assisted leg drop for a one count. Wilder repeatedly stomps on Titus chest. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Titus kicks Wilder out of the ring. Titus tags in Crews. Crews with a series of lariats to The Revival. Crews lands a Double Basement Dropkick. Crews with a Standing MoonSault for a two count.
Crews takes a swing at Wilder. Crews rolls Wilder over for a two count. Wilder knocks Titus off the ring apron. Wilder drives Titus back first to the ring apron. Crews takes out Wilder with a Flying Crossbody Block. Crews with a Flying Clothesline to Dawson. Crews goes for a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Wilder makes the blind tag. Crews is trying to negate the tandem offense from The Revival. Crews applies a side headlock. The Revival plants Crews with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Revival via Pinfall
The Revival Promo:
Bayley & Sasha Banks Promo:
Fourth Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Absolution w/Paige
Sasha and Sonya Deville will start things off. Sasha blocks the double leg takedown from Deville. Sasha is ramming her shoulders into the midsection of Deville. Sasha slaps Deville in the face. Deville side steps Sasha into the turnbuckles. Deville knocks Bayley off the ring apron. Deville throws Sasha out of the ring. Rose has Bayley in a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Bayley repeatedly bounces Rose’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley with the cover for a two count. Bayley drives her elbow to the spine of Rose. Bayley follows that with a Running Elbow Drop for a one count. Bayley tags in Sasha.
Sasha shoves Bayley. Sasha with a Double Knee Strike to Rose. Rose sends Sasha crashing knee first to the middle turnbuckle for a two count. Absolution are cutting the ring in half. Following a snap mare takeover, Deville kicks Sasha in the back for a two count. Deville applies a Body Scissors Hold. Sasha dumps Deville on the canvas. Deville responds with a Side Slam for a two count. Deville whips Sasha into a Jumping Knee Strike from Rose for a two count. Rose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rose locks in the Octopus Stretch. Sasha breaks the hold with a Hip Toss. Rose dropkicks Sasha.
More frequent tags from Absolution. Sasha knocks Deville off the ring apron. Sasha thrust kicks Rose. Sasha kicks Deville in the chest. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley is putting the boots to Deville in the corner. Bayley connects with a Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley follows that with a Saito Suplex. Bayley lands a Flying Elbow Strike for a two count. Sasha is unloading forearm shivers on Rose. Bayley with the backslide cover for a two count. Bayley is pissed at Sasha. Deville shoves Bayley into Sasha. Deville lays out Bayley with a Jumping RoundHouse Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Absolution via Pinfall
John Cena & Kane In-Ring Segment:
This is not your typical Raw. Everything is bigger in Texas. Last week Cena put out a WrestleMania challenge to The Undertaker. Tonight, we all find out The Undertaker’s response. It’s amazing that The Undertaker is in hiding so long because he’s embarrassed. Undertaker feels that he no longer belongs here. That’s absolutely ridiculous.
As long as there is a WWE, the name Undertaker has meaning. How does Dallas feel about a John Cena/Undertaker Match? Undertaker’s response is nothing. That’s the biggest mistake The Undertaker has ever made. Cena doesn’t mind going to WrestleMania as a fan. However, it’s disrespectful to Cena and The WWE Universe that Undertaker won’t get off his ass to answer his challenge. If he’s retried, just say no, we’ll all understand.
If you are not retired, say yes and give us what everyone wants to see. Cena calls Undertaker a coward. Prove him wrong! Give him a yes or a no. Cena tells Taker to do the stupid stuff he does like roll a casket to the ring or use some lightning. Do something. This is the exact moment where Undertaker lets everyone. Undertaker is not a god and he shouldn’t call himself a man. Kane makes his way to the ring. Is Kane here to deliver Undertaker’s response? Kane ChokeSlams Cena.
Fifth Match: The Miz & The MizTourage vs. Finn Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Seth Rollins joins the commentary team for this match. Gallows and Axel will start things off. Gallows with a early cover for a two count. Gallows tags in Balor. Balor lands a Flying Double Axe Handle. Balor delivers multiple knife edge chops. Axel kicks Balor in the face. Axel tags in Dallas. Balor with two deep arm-drags. Balor applies an arm-bar. Dallas backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Miz drops Balor with a knee lift. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz rams his shoulders into the midsection of Balor. The MizTourage are cutting the ring in half.
Following a snap mare takeover, Axel hits a Running Neck Snap. Axel applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Axel goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor counters with a Back Body Drop. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Dallas is putting the boots to Balor in the corner. Miz attacks Balor behind the referee’s back. The MizTourage mocks Balor. Balor is dishing out haymakers. Axel goes for a Body Avalanche, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor tags in Anderson. Anderson decks Axel with a Running Knee. Anderson follows that with The Hiyah Kick. Anderson connects with a Flying Neck Breaker for a two count. Anderson knocks Dallas off the ring apron.
Anderson with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Anderson runs into a Back Elbow Smash from Axel. Miz makes the blind tag. Miz with an Implant DDT for a two count. Coming out of the commercial break, Anderson and Axel are trading back and forth shots. Anderson with a SpineBuster to Axel. Anderson tags in Balor. Balor clears the ring. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp to Dallas. Balor clotheslines Axel over the top rope. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Axel knocks Balor off the top turnbuckle.
Dallas tags in Miz. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Balor rolls him over for a two count. Balor shoves Miz into Axel. Balor with another rollup to pickup the victory. After the match, The MizTourage are putting the boots to Balor. Miz is choking Balor with his boot. Dallas with a Running Knee Strike to Gallows. The MizTourage sets up for The Shield PowerBomb. Rollins clotheslines Axel on the floor. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Miz. Rollins connects with The Blackout.
Winner: Finn Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson via Pinfall
Ronda Rousey Interview:
Sixth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt in a Ultimate DELETION Match
Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy via Pinfall
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