We see replays from the open of the show with the Beat The Clock Challenge. Next week Rousey, Lynch, and Flair will team to face The Riott Squad.
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Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring to hype the Universal Championship match by himself. Rollins says he wants to cut to the chase; he and Lesnar are cut from different cloth. He says they are taking vastly different roads to WrestleMania. He talks about the kind of Champion he wants to be; an inspirational one like Shawn Michaels, or even John Cena. He says Lesnar doesn’t inspire anyone.
Rollins talks about meeting Bostonian’s yesterday at an autograph signing, where each person told him the same thing: please Seth, beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. He says that hit him hard because he knows how much it means to him, but he didn’t know how much it meant to the fans. He says now he has to beat Brock Lesnar, he can’t let Lesnar define the industry. He can’t lose to a bully that has case a shadow over WWE and the entire industry. And Brock doesn’t understand that he is unstoppable because he has an army behind him.
Paul Heyman comes out and interrupts Rollins. Heyman thanks Seth Rollins, thanks for informing him that the match is now a handicap. It will be Brock Lesnar Vs. Seth Rollins and the entire WWE Universe at WrestleMania, and that’s fine because he likes Brock’s odds. Heyman says Seth sounds pathetic, begging for the crowd’s affirmation. He mocks millenials and their “thoughts and prayers” crap. Heyman then says that’s pretty fitting, because Rollins doesn’t have a prayer of beating Brock Lesnar. He says he wants Seth to take it personally when he and the entire WWE Universe loses at WrestleMania.
Heyman tosses the mic and walks up the ramp. Rollins jumps out of the ring and walks up after him. When Heyman realises he falls over and begs Seth off. Rollins says he’s here to answer all those thoughts and prayers, because we are going to march into Suplex City and Burn It Down!
Kurt Angle makes his entrance for his match against Samoa Joe.
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On his way to the ring, Samoa Joe cuts a promo in which he insults Boston and says it will be a cold day in hell before he allows Kurt to just ride off into the sunset. He says he has a gift for Angle, the gift of sleep, and he couldn’t think of a better farewell present that putting Angle’s ass to sleep one final time.
Kurt Angle Vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings and Joe headbutts Kurt and lays into him with stomps. Joe chops Angle but then Kurt fires back. Joe looks for a suplex but Angle didn’t even jump, almost spiked himself. Angle looks for a German suplex but Joe elbows him off. Snapmare and a dropkick to the back from Joe.
Joe sends Angle from the ring and connects with a big suicide dive as we head to the break.
We’re back and Joe floors Angle with a back elbow. Joe chops Kurt in the corner, and unloads some punches. Angle finally catches Joe with a German suplex, then another, and a third for a near-fall.
Angle looks for an Angle Slam but Joe elbows him. Joe catches Angle with an atomic drop, followed by a running senton for a two count. Angle dodges Joe in the corner and hits him with an Angle Slam for a near-fall!
Angle looks for the ankle lock but Joe kicks him away. Joe then catches Kurt with a snap powerslam for another two count. Joe puts Angle on the top rope, thinking about a muscle buster, but Angle kicks him away and hits a poor missile dropkick. Angle looks for a second Angle slam but Joe dodges it. Angle counters an STO but Joe grabs him with the Coquida Clutch. Angle falls to one knee but then rolls over and manages to score a pinfall on Joe!
Winner: Kurt Angle
God. I love the idea of this farewell tour but watching Angle is hard, he’s just so far from his former self, and he really can’t have competitive matches. It’s kind of damaging his opponents. Anyway, he’ll be on SmackDown Live tomorrow night to face AJ Styles.
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Dean Ambrose is backstage, preparing for his match with Drew McIntyre.
Triple H makes his way to the ring to talk his match with Batista at WrestleMania.
Triple H thanks the fans for a standing ovation for the entire commercial break. He congratulates Becky, Charlotte, and Ronda for being the main event at WrestleMania. He speaks about how that spot was not just given but earned.
That’s something that makes him happy. It also makes him happy that he got a dry mic and not the one that Batista spat all over two weeks ago. He says some things don’t make him happy. He pulls an envelope out of his pocket, from Batista’s lawyer, which says Batista won’t be competing at WrestleMania unless Triple H does something. He says Batista stated that Triple H just started Evolution to protect his assets, to which Triple H is wowed it took Batista 13 years to figure that out. He says Dave also realised the moon isn’t made of cheese this week, so it was a big week. He says Dave also said Evolution didn’t improve his career, however he entered Evolution as D-Von Dudley’s weird henchman, and left as the World Heavyweight Champion. And then Batista also states that Evolution hindered his career, but Triple H rhymes off his successes and says he only quit WWE because he couldn’t beat John Cena.
Triple H says Batista wanted to know if WrestleMania could be moved to accommodate his filming Guardian’s of the Galaxy 3. He comes to the statement from the letter, and he mocks Dave from a few weeks ago by saying the letter says “Give me what I want, what I really, really want. I’ll tell you what I want. What I really, really want. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna…” and says it goes on like that for pages. He says Dave’s point is that he will only compete at WrestleMania if he puts his career on the line. Triple H says if he can’t beat a deluded douchebag like Batista he has no business being in the ring anyway. So if he wants his career, he’s got it.
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We cut to Elias in New York again, and he’s racked up quite a few dollar bills. Elias says New York recognised talent and that he will put on the performance of his life at WrestleMania. He starts playing guitar and someone steals his guitar case full of money without him realising.
Up next is the main event: Dean Ambrose Vs. Drew McIntyre.
Next week, Kurt Angle will wrestle his final ever Raw match against Rey Mysterio.
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance again.
Last Man Standing Match
Dean Ambrose Vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and Ambrose runs and starts punching and kicking Drew. McIntyre knocks him back and delivers a huge chop that knocks him down. Ambrose fights back and clotheslines McIntyre out of the ring.
Ambrose comes off the top rope with a elbow drop, but Drew moves and he lands hard on the floor. Ambrose gets to his feet at the count of eight. McIntyre then tosses Ambrose into the barricade as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Ambrose is on the top rope. He jumps but Drew McIntyre catches him with a Kendo stick to the ribs in mid-air. McIntyre then cracks the stick over Dean’s back, before trying to drill it into his eye socket. He hits Dean twice more, but misses the third shot and gets knocked from the ring.
Ambrose connects with a suicide dive and both men are down. McIntyre lifts the ring apron, slides Ambrose underneath, and slingshots him into the steel supports under the ring. McIntyre then lifts the steps and smashes Ambrose with them in the head.
Dean just about gets to his feet and Drew slides him back into the ring. McIntyre grabs a chair and brings it into the ring with him. He props it between the turnbuckles and tries to throw Ambrose into it but Dean stops himself, and slams Drew into it. Ambrose follows-up with Dirty Deeds and waits for the ref’s count.
McIntyre gets to his feet around eight but Dean boots him down. Ambrose gets a table and props it up in the corner. He tries to throw Drew into it but McIntyre lifts him up and rams him through the table. Ambrose gets up around nine but McIntyre connects with a Claymore Kick. Ambrose tries to get up but he can’t.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the win, McIntyre literally steps on Ambrose then poses with the referee as we see replays.
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That’s it for this week’s Raw, let us know what you thought and be sure to come back tomorrow for more news and results. Until then, safe travels.