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WWE Raw Results (3/25/19): Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe

WWE Raw Results (3/25/19)

WWE Raw
March 25, 2019
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair In-Ring Segment: 

For the first time ever, women are going to be in the main event of WrestleMania. It will be Ronda versus Charlotte versus Becky.  Rousey only has one thing to say. You’re welcome. She will tap out Charlotte and Becky at the same time and that’s all she has to say. She has no idea what the Beat the Clock Challenge is and she calls this another farce. Becky Lynch appears on the stage. The Man has something to say. It’s good to be back in Boston. Ronnie stop being a little weirdo. Ronnie came in here with her big money contract and the whole world yawned. She was given every opportunity and the best opponents but no one gave a damn until The Man came around.

Becky is the best thing to happen to Ronnie and that’s why they are the main event of WrestleMania. You know how this ends, Becky with the Raw Women’s Championship above her head and Ronnie’s head beneath her foot. Charlotte Flair joins the conversation. There’s been so much noise. The women are the main event, not because of what Becky has done over the last six months. Not because of what Ronda did over the last year. It’s because of what she has done for the last seven years. That’s why she was hand picked to be in the main event of WrestleMania. They will both bow down to the queen, wooo!

First Match: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Logan w/The Riott Squad in a Beat The Clock Challenge 

Rousey chases Logan around the ringside area. Rousey drops Ruby with a shoulder tackle on the floor. Logan with a basement dropkick. Logan whips Rouse shoulder first across the middle rope. Logan repeatedly stomps on Rousey’s chest. Logan applies a Reverse Texas CloverLeaf. Rousey crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Rousey with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Rousey drops Logan with The SuperMan Punch. Rousey makes Logan tap out to The Arm-Bar.

Winner: Ronda Rousey via Submission at 1:25 

Second Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad in a Beat The Clock Challenge 

Ruby side steps The Big Boot from Charlotte. Ruby dumps Charlotte out of the ring. Charlotte kicks Ruby in the face. Charlotte unloads two knife edge chops. Charlotte with a double leg takedown. Ruby negates The Figure Eight. Ruby kicks Charlotte in the face. Ruby applies a wrist lock. Charlotte with a straight right hand. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Ruby. Charlotte hits her BackBreaker/STO Combination. Charlotte looks back at the block. Charlotte goes for The Natural Selection, but Ruby blocks it. Ruby drops Charlotte with a DDT for a two count. Ruby tugs on Charlotte’s hair. Ruby repeatedly kicks Charlotte in the face. Ruby goes for The Riott Kick, but Charlotte counters with The Figure Eight. Unfortunately time expires.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Third Match: Becky Lynch vs. Liv Morgan w/The Riott Squad in a Beat The Clock Challenge 

Charlotte drops Becky with a Big Boot before the bell rings. Morgan repeatedly stomps on Becky’s chest. Morgan screams at the referee. Morgan with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Morgan applies a rear chin lock. Becky gets back to a vertical base. Becky with an arm-drag takeover. Becky with rapid fire uppercuts. Becky clotheslines Morgan. Becky with a single leg dropkick. Becky follows that with a spinning back kick. Morgan negates The Dis-Arm-Her. Morgan whips the back of Becky’s head across the middle turnbuckle. Becky with a double leg takedown. Becky with a jack knife cover to pickup the victory.

Winner: Becky Lynch via Pinfall at 1:18 

Fourth Match: Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley & Jinder Mahal w/Lio Rush & The Singh Brothers in a Two on One Handicap Match. If Finn Balor Wins, He’ll Battle Bobby Lashley For The Intercontinental Championship At WrestleMania 35 

Balor and Lashley will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Lashley brings Balor to the corner. Lashley punches Balor in the gut. Lashley bounces Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles. Lashley goes for a Corner Spear, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor rams his shoulders into the midsection of Lashley. Balor knocks Mahal off the ring apron.

Balor is distracted by Rush and The Singh Brothers. Lashley clotheslines Balor to the floor. Balor is throwing haymakers at Lashley. Lashley drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley poses for the crowd. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Lashley tags in Mahal. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Mahal. Balor with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick. Balor with a Running Forearm Smash. Balor follows that with a spin out elbow drop.

Balor with a double leg takedown to Lashley. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor clotheslines Mahal over the top rope. The Singh Brothers trips Balor from the outside. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls Mahal back into the ring. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory. After the match, Lashley is completely irate. Lashley lays out The Singh Brothers. Lashley Spears Mahal.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. The Revival 

Rockers punches before the bell rings. Wilder drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Dawson blasts Black with a knife edge chop. Ricochet with a pop up dropkick to Dawson. Black blocks a punch from Wilder. Black delivers a mid-kick. Ricochet follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. The Revival are trying to regain their composure on the outside. Black and Wilder will finally start things off. Dawson trips Black from the outside. Wilder is throwing haymakers at Black. Wilder uppercuts Black. Wilder tags in Dawson. Wilder butterflies the arms of Black. Dawson kicks Black in the ribs. Dawson bounces Black’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dawson uppercuts Black. Dawson applies a deep hammerlock. Black is finger tips away from Ricochet. Dawson punches Black in the gut. Dawson with a straight right hand. Black responds with a Big Boot. Black tags in Ricochet. Black drops down on the canvas. Ricochet leapfrogs over Dawson. Black with a Running Knee Lift. Ricochet follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Ricochet sends Wilder crashing to the outside.

Ricochet hits The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Black with a Flying Meteora off the ring apron. Coming out of the commercial break, The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Dawson applies a sleeper hold. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Dawson bodyslams Ricochet. Ricochet avoids multiple elbow drops from Dawson. Dawson tags in Wilder. Ricochet knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Ricochet punches Dawson. Ricochet with a shoulder block. Ricochet slips over Dawson’s back. The Revival with an Assisted Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ricochet is throwing forearms at Wilder. Wilder with a knee lift. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson stops Ricochet in his tracks. Dawson kicks Ricochet in the face. Ricochet kicks Dawson in the chest. Dawson tags in Wilder. Ricochet creates distance with a NeckBreaker.

Ricochet makes the hot tag to Black. Black knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Black side steps Dawson into the turnbuckles. Black with a running forearm smash. Black sweeps the legs of Dawson. Black ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Black with a Double Quebrada. Black dumps Wilder out of the ring. Black with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Black with a Discus Elbow Smash. Black kicks the left hamstring of Wilder. Black kicks Dawson in the back of the head for a two count. Wilder pulls Ricochet off the ring apron. Wilder continues to run interference. Dawson rolls Black over for a two count. Dawson avoids a RoundHouse Kick from Black. Dawson hits The Spike DDT for a two count. Wilder throws Ricochet out of the ring. Wilder tags himself in. The Revival are double teaming Black. Black dives over Wilder. Black made a blind tag to Ricochet. Black delivers a Double Black Mass. Ricochet lands The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black & Ricochet via Pinfall 

Roman Reigns & Drew McIntyre In-Ring Segment: 

McIntyre 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 Reigns. He’s nervous about what Reigns might say, but he wants to give him a reminder. McIntyre could’ve finished Reigns off at any moment. He hopes Roman’s wife and extended family got through that thick skull of his. McIntyre has already exterminated that cockroach Dean Ambrose. Then he beat the Number One Contender for the Universal Championship Seth Rollins. He knows that Reigns wants to say yes, but he 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? McIntyre is going to stand out here until he gets an answer. Reigns walks down to the ring. Roman accepts his challenge. Reigns wants McIntyre to listen clearly because what he’s saying next is not coming from Roman. Don’t you ever run your mouth about his wife and kids. Reigns punches McIntyre. Reigns transitions into a ground and pound attack. Reigns sets up for The Spear. McIntyre low blows Reigns. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick.

Sixth Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Natalya w/Beth Phoenix 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya backs Sasha into the ropes. Natalya shoves Sasha. Sasha slaps Natalya in the chest. Sasha applies a wrist lock. Sasha with two lucha libre arm-drags. Natalya is flustered in the corner. Natalya blocks a boot from Sasha. Natalya sends Sasha face first to the canvas. Natalya locks in The SurfBoard Stretch. Sasha with a Running Meteora for a two count. Natalya rolls Sasha over for a two count. Sasha fights out of The SharpShooter. Natalya tumbles to the floor. Natalya with a straight right hand. Natalya talks smack to Sasha.Sasha with a Wrap Around Hurricanrana. Sasha with a Running Knee Strike. Natalya gets Sasha trapped in The Canadian BackBreaker Rack. Sasha rolls Natalya over for a two count. Sasha kicks Natalya in the ribs.

Sasha goes for a Wheelbarrow Bulldog, but Natalya counters with a Modified Atomic Drop. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement. Natalya refuses to quit. Natalya transitions into The SharpShooter. Sasha whips Natalya into the bottom rope turnbuckle pad.Bayley ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Nia Jax drops Bayley with The Body Avalanche. Tamina SuperKicks Sasha which forces the disqualification. After the match, Phoenix kicks Tamina in the gut. Phoenix drives Tamina back first into the turnbuckles. Phoenix with rapid fire bodyshots. Phoenix goes for The Samoan Drop, but Tamina gets in the way. Phoenix with a forearm smash. Phoenix drops Jax with The Body Avalanche. Phoenix blocks The SuperKick from Tamina. Phoenix plants Tamina with The Glam Slam.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Disqualification 

Moment Of Bliss With Special Guests: Braun Strowman, Colin Jost, and Michael Che

Sasha Banks & Bayley Backstage Interview 

Seventh Match: Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin 

Crews rolls Corbin over for a one count. Crews thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Crews with a sunset flip for a two count. Crews with a crucifix cover for a two count. Crews dropkicks Corbin. Crews dives over Corbin. Crews delivers another dropkick. Crews clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Crews with a MoonSault off the ring apron. Crews is fired up. Corbin launches Crews face first into the steel ring post. Corbin bounces Crews head on the ringside barricade. Corbin rolls Crews back into the ring.

Corbin dumps Crews on the canvas for a two count. Corbin points at the WrestleMania sign. Crews with a Pump Kick. Crews sends Corbin shoulder first into the steel ring post. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Corbin sends Crews to the ring apron. Crews rams his shoulders into the midsection of Corbin. Crews slips over Corbin’s back. Corbin plants Crews with The End Of Days to pickup the victory. After the match, Corbin delivers another End Of Days.

Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall 

Seth Rollins & Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment: 

Rollins is going to cut right to the chase. He and Brock Lesnar are not cut from the same cloth. The two roads they are taking to get to WrestleMania couldn’t be any different. There’s 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’s really heavy, but Rollins wants to carry that burden. 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 doesn’t inspire people. This is the biggest match of his career. He wanted this for a long time.

It was not until recently that he realized how important it was for all of you. Rollins had an autograph signing in Boston and everyone who came up to him said the same thing, Beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. It hit him and he promised to make sure that Brock did not leave WrestleMania as the Universal Champion. Now Rollins has to beat Brock Lesnar. He refuses to let Brock be the champion that defines the future of this industry. In thirteen days, Rollins will walk into the ring with that bully who has cast a shadow over him and this entire industry. What Brock doesn’t understand is that with an army behind him, he’s unstoppable. Together, they are going to march to the edge of Suplex City and Burn It Down.

Paul Heyman comes out to interrupt Rollins. Heyman 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. You know the drill here, it’s the reigning defending undisputed Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar versus Seth Rollins and the entire WWE Universe. Heyman really like his clients odds.  Rollins chances of winning are zero. Do you know how pathetic Rollins sounds? He needs their support and affirmation. Is he going to ask for their thoughts and prayers? He’s undersized and overconfident and will bring the entire WWE Universe to Suplex City, get dumped on his head, and get F5 by Brock Lesnar.

Rollins doesn’t have a thought how to slay the beast, Brock Lesnar or a prayer in doing so. Heyman doesn’t want Rollins to take it personally when his client wins at WrestleMania. He wants Rollins to take it personally when he and the entire WWE Universe loses at WrestleMania. Heyman drops the mic. Rollins runs after Heyman. Heyman falls down on the stage. It was all Brock’s idea, Heyman hopes that Rollins wins. Don’t forget everybody, he’s just an advocate. Heyman has it all wrong. He’s not asking for thoughts and prayers. Rollins is here to answer them. We’re going to WrestleMania, to beat Brock Lesnar, take the Universal Championship, enter Suplex City and Burn It Down. Rollins drops the mic on top of Heyman.

Eight Match: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe 

Joe HeadButts Angle. Joe repeatedly stomps on Angle’s chest. Joe blasts Angle with a knife edge chop. Joe with a flurry of left jabs in the corner. Angle is throwing haymakers at Joe. Joe rakes the eyes of Angle. Joe with a Vertical Suplex. Joe punches Angle in the chest. Angle with a waist lock go-behind. Joe uses the top rope for leverage. Joe decks Angle with a back elbow smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Joe kicks Angle in the back. Joe with a basement dropkick. Angle is displaying his fighting spirt. Joe dumps Angle out of the ring. Joe lands a Suicide Dive.

Angle with shots to the midsection of Joe. Joe drops Angle with a back elbow strike. Joe is mauling Angle in the corner. Joe with a forearm smash. Angle ducks a clothesline from Joe. Angle with Three German Suplex’s for a two count. Joe negates The Angle Slam. Angle kicks Joe in the chest. Joe with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Joe drops Angle with a Big Boot. Joe follows that with a Senton Splash for a two count. Angle side steps Joe into the turnbuckles.

Angle hits The Angle Slam for a two count. Angle is fired up. Joe fights out of The Ankle Lock. Joe PowerSlams Angle for a two count. Joe puts Angle on the top turnbuckle. Joe goes for The Muscle Buster, but Angle blocks it. Angle with a Missile Dropkick. Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but Joe lands back on his feet. Joe with a HeadButt/Forearm Smash Combination. Joe locks in The Coquina Clutch. Angle rolls Joe over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kurt Angle via Pinfall 

Triple H In-Ring Segment: 

HHH congratulates Becky, Ronda, and Charlotte for being the first ever female main event at WrestleMania. That was not given, it was earned. That’s a thing that makes him happy. Some things don’t make him happy. HHH pulls out an envelope with a letter from Batista’s lawyer. This letter states that Batista will not be competing at WrestleMania unless HHH agrees to one more stipulation. The letter rambles on and Dave talks about his realization that HHH started Evolution to keep the title longer. Wow Dave, you just figured that out? 13 years later. He also realized that the moon was not made of cheese. Batista 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. Six world championships later, Batista quits because he couldn’t beat John Cena. Supposedly HHH’s obsession prevented him from coming back a second time because he refused his phone calls. Batista wanted to move the day of WrestleMania to work around his filming schedule for Guardians of the Galaxy. HHH proceeds to read the letter. If HHH wants Batista to appear at WrestleMania, he’ll give him what he wants.

HHH makes a spice girl reference. It ends with a demand to put HHH’s career on the line at WrestleMania. Batista 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. This is what you do. It’s just another attempt to quit. HHH won’t let Dave quit this time. He will make him stand up to his commitment. HHH never gave a crap about Batista. He’s obsessed with kicking your ass. If at this point in our careers, that he can’t beat a self deluded douchebag like Batista, then he has no business being in this ring. Batista want his career on the line, he’s got it.

Elias Tours New York 

Updated WrestleMania 35 Match Card: 

1.) Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Braun Strowman, Colin Jost, and Michael Che

2.) Asuka (c) vs. TBD For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

3.) Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

4.) Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. The Iconics vs. Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs. Nia Jax & Tamina in a Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

5.) Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles

6.) Shane McMahon vs. The Miz

7.) Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin in Kurt Angle’s Retirement Match

8.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

9.) Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

10.) Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio For The WWE United States Championship

11.) Triple H vs. Batista in a No Holds Barred Match. Triple H’s Career Will Be On The Line

12.) Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship

13.) Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

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

Ambrose starts teeing off on McIntyre. Ambrose repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. McIntyre kicks Ambrose in the gut. McIntyre bounces Ambrose head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre unloads two knife edge chops. Ambrose ducks a short-arm clothesline from McIntyre. Ambrose is throwing forearms at McIntyre. McIntyre reverses out of the irish whip from Ambrose. McIntyre kicks Ambrose in the chest. Ambrose launches McIntyre over the top rope.

McIntyre sends Ambrose crashing into the steel barricade. Ambrose kicks McIntyre in the jaw. McIntyre delivers multiple kendo stick shots. Ambrose clotheslines McIntyre over the rope. Ambrose lands The Suicide Dive. McIntyre catapults Ambrose throat across the steel beam under the ring. McIntyre hits Ambrose with the steel ring steps. McIntyre slaps Ambrose in the face. McIntyre rolls Ambrose back into the ring.

McIntyre wedges a chair in the corner. Ambrose whips McIntyre face first into the steel chair. Ambrose kicks McIntyre in the gut. Ambrose connects with The Dirty Deeds. McIntyre gets back on his feet at the count of eight. Ambrose with a Big Boot. Ambrose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ambrose rolls a table into the ring. McIntyre drives Ambrose back first through the table. Ambrose slowly gets back on his feet. McIntyre delivers The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre 

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