Welcome to Rinside News’ live results coverage of WWE RAW, the final RAW before WrestleMania.
Last week the WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar, and his advocate Paul Heyman came to the Performance Centre and talked about Drew McIntyre’s fate this Saturday/Sunday. Tonight Lesnar is to appear again and this time we can expect an altercation with McIntyre.
Also tonight, The Undertaker is to appear once more before his mysterious Boneyard match with AJ Styles. This has been one of the best feuds heading into this unusual WrestleMania, and hopefully tonight is that last little bit of fuel to get us all fired up.
Becky Lynch is schedule to be on Raw tonight ahead of her match with Shayna Baszler, which is rumoured to headline the Saturday night of WrestleMania, and that’s about all we know. No matches have been announced ahead of time and we’re likely to see a few replays of previous matches.
And that’s the preview. Let us know what you’re excited to see and if you’re looking forward to WrestleMania this weekend. Follow along here or on the free Ringside News app. Enjoy the show!
Tonight’s show opens with a lenghty recap of The Undertaker/AJ Styles feud thus far.
“The Phenomenal One, MY ***!” 😱😱😱
— WWE (@WWE) March 31, 2020
The Undertaker cuts a promo ina smoky room, wearing a leather jacket and a bandana. He calls AJ by his real name and says we’re getting real now. He says AJ either has a big set or he’s all talk, but his mouth is writing cheques his ass can’t cash. But he’s heard a lot worse from a lot better.
He says Styles said he would have been a little scared of him 15 years ago and damn right he would have been. AJ couldn’t have stood head and shoulders with the likes of Stone Cold, The Rock, Eddie Guerrero, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Booker T, and more. And Styles waitied until now to come crawling out of the woodwork and challenge him.
‘Taker says AJ will have to pay the ultimate price for disrespecting his wife. And he’s gonna pay that price in a Boneyard, that was AJ’s idea after all. Styles wants to be immortal at WrestleMania and who better to do it than The Undertaker? And he hopes AJ brings those two “assclowns” Gallows and Anderson with him, because he’s bringing the unholy trinity with him. Just know, he will feel the pain, he will get hurt, and he will suffer. And most importantly, he will rest in peace. The music hits and the camera pulls back to show a gravestone with AJ Styles emblazoned on it.
Still to come, Edge will be live, and we have a six-man tag match coming up. We see a clip of Becky Lynch arriving at the PC in her fiery truck earlier today. Lynch will be live, next!
RAW Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch comes out onto the stage. She says last year at WrestleMania she fought two Champions in one match: Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey. And the stakes for her couldn’t have been higher; she talked a lot of trash and attacked the two of them as and when she could. And for the past year she has walked that fine line. She then directs us to a full replay of the main event of last year’s WrestleMania. If you want to read our results of that match, as well as the entire WrestleMania 35 card, you can do so right here.
We’re back live with Becky Lynch on the stage and she says she’s being followed by a dope trying to make her own history. She says she thinks Shayna thinks she is different, and she said last week that she thinks taking the title will destroy her and she’s right. Everyone gets into the business because they have demons to slay, but don’t think she doesn’t know about Shayna’s demons too.
And she’s starting to get to her. Shayna is going to come in full of emotion and she thinks she can slay the demon of Ronda Rousey’s shadow. If she can beat Becky, she’ll be seen as the world-class athlete she is, but if she loses she goes right back into Ronda’s shadow. So when she talks about one of them being destroyed by losing at WrestleMania, which of them does she mean?
Shayna appears from behind Becky and grabs her with the Kirifuda Clutch! Shayna drahs Becky over to the announce table and slams her head into it. Baszler lifts Becky up in a hanging powerbomb position and whips her head into the announce desk. Baszler lifts the RAW Women’s Championship and looks at it, then tosses it onto Lynch and walks off.
— WWE (@WWE) March 31, 2020