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Raw – Mar 20

Raw – Mar 20

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*Live from St. Louis, MO. 

*Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn to the ring…Sami says it’s good to be on the same page again…The Usos interrupt…KO cuts through all the talking, says the only way to settle this is on the biggest stage & for the undisputed tag titles…the Usos accept & fists fly…as refs & security get between the two teams, the ‘tron shows Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, & Paul Heyman arriving.

(1)  Austin Theory def. Montez Ford…Ford misses the big splash & Theory counters with A-Town Down for the win (09:18)…AFTER…Theory mocks John Cena’s comments from last week…says, “He (Ford) didn’t believe in me, but now he does…and, John, you don’t believe in me…but at WrestleMania…YOU WILL!”

*Bloodline are all together in their dressing room…Roman says it wasn’t a good start to the evening…Jimmy says they took some shots, but it was nothing compared to being torn away from his brother & made to feel like it was his fault…and he’ll never forgive Sami Zayn for that…Roman tells everyone but Jey to leave as we go to break.

*Roman Reigns is not pleased that Jey Uso disappeared…wants to know if he’s still with the family…Jey says that he is…Roman says that’s all he needed to hear…tells Jey he loves him…Jey doesn’t respond before leaving…Paul Heyman pops back in & asks if Roman found the answers he needed…Roman says yes.

*Adam Pearce announces the showcase fatal 4-way men’s tag match at Mania between Viking Raiders, Street Profits, Alpha Academy, and Ricochet & Braun Strowman…he’s about to talk to Byron Saxton about it when he’s interrupted by Chelsea Green…she made matching gear for Carmella, but she’s not here…so she wants to replace her with Piper Niven…Pearce is fine with that…Chelsea also wants to be added to the women’s 4-way showcase at Mania…Pearce says he’s still working out those details…Chelsea threatens to take her case to social media & walks away.

(2)  Omos def. Mustafa Ali…Omos with a Chokebomb for the win (01:00)…as Dolph Ziggler watches from a backstage monitor…AFTER…MVP says Brock Lesnar will learn to fear the Nigerian Giant at WrestleMania.

*Logan Paul leaves his dressing room…he runs into Miz in the hall, who assumes he’s going to be the guest on imPAULsive…Logan says that’ll be a “hard pass” as we go to break.

*Logan Paul to the ring for imPAULsive TV…he knows the fans don’t like him but he doesn’t care…he didn’t invite a guest tonight, because he’s so good he doesn’t need anyone…Logan replays the footage of him knocking out Rollins…Logan’s mic cuts out & the ‘tron comes to life as Seth Rollins has apparently taken over production…Rollins to the ring, shoots a double-leg on Logan…ref’s & extra security struggle to keep the two separated…Logan lands that big right again & starches Rollins.

(3)  Dominik Mysterio def. Johnny Gargano…Johnny attempts a superplex but Dom fights him off with shots to the injured ribs…Dom shoves Johnny to the canvas & delivers a Frogsplash to the back for the win (10:40)…AFTER…Dom says he’ll be at SmackDown to confront his whole family.

*The Usos & Solo Sikoa are hanging outside the Bloodline dressing room…Paul Heyman tells the twins to head to the feast that awaits on the private jet…but Roman wants Solo to stay behind.

*Edge promo…he says once the cage door shuts, HE IS THE EVIL…so Finn Balor is welcome to bring his Demon…Edge would love to meet him.

*Rhea Ripley to the ring…says Charlotte keeps talking about the past…but at WrestleMania Rhea will become a champion & the biggest star in WWE…Damage CTRL interrupt…Bayley says they respect Rhea, but if she needed tips on how to beat Charlotte, she should have come to the Role Model, who beat her at WrestleMania…more words are exchanged & Bayley challenges Rhea to a match as we go to break.

(4)  Rhea Ripley def. Bayley…around the 4 minute mark Becky Lynch, Lita, & Trish Stratus make their way ringside as we go to break…Bayley rolls out & gets distracted by Becky…Bayley walks right into a headbutt from Rhea & Riptide for the win (10:50).

*Chad Gable finds Otis backstage getting a manicure…he needs him in his corner for a match with Ricochet tonight…Maxxine Dupri tries to get Otis to make other plans, but he sticks with Master Gable.

*Andy Kaufman is announced as the next inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023.

(5)  Ricochet def. Chad Gable…Gable gets distracted when Otis is led away from ringside by Maxxine Dupri…Ricochet hits a Shooting Star Press for the win (10:35).

(6)  Bianca Belair & Asuka def. Chelsea Green & Piper Niven…Piper walks up the buckles again to help Bianca hit the KOD for the win (06:43)…AFTER…Asuka attacks her teammate from behind…Asuka hits a sliding knee to the kneeling Belair’s face.

*Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, & Paul Heyman to the ring…just as St. Louis acknowledges their Tribal Chief, he’s interrupted by Cody Rhodes…Cody wants to know what Roman means by having a “Cody Rhodes Problem”…Roman says Cody is a “professional wrestler” like their fathers were…Roman is a fighter & a mega-star…Cody is fine with being just a wrestler…and when Cody beats Roman, Jey & Jimmy will leave…Solo will leave & he’ll be a chief without a tribe…Roman gets disgusted & walks out…Cody tells Sikoa he’s not ready…Sikoa gears up for a Samoan Spike but Cody cuts him off with a Superkick…Roman grabs Sikoa by the arm & keeps him from attacking again as the show ends.


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