Watch WWE Raw: March 18, 2019
Seth Rollins attacked Drew McIntyre and faced Universal Champion Brock Lesnar
CHICAGO – At this time on the path to WrestleMania 34, Brock Lesnar wasn’t any-showing his marketed dates like a power play to obtain inside his challenger’s mind. At WrestleMania 35, however, he’s facing Seth Rollins. And Seth Rollins, once we saw a week ago, could get him to clocked. Therefore The Animal demonstrated as marketed within an appearance which was one part pose-lower, one part fire-and-brimstone missive from Paul Heyman and, possibly, one part strategy. In the end, if Rollins offers the rate advantage that provides The Conqueror fits, Lesnar would prosper to help keep his would-be slayer where he is able to see him – even when, as Heyman stated, all of the fleet-footed Superstars Rollins pointed out as proof of Lesnar’s blind place (AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan and Finn Bálor) lost their particular matches.
Not too The Animal is missing for challengers, even prospective ones: Drew McIntyre required out two-thirds from the Shield a week ago and appeared to consider a victory against Rollins later tonight was a lot of a sure factor he faced Team Brock and sailed themself like a prospective substitute for WrestleMania. For the reason that, he spoke too early: The Kingslayer ambushed McIntyre from behind, unleashing several chair strikes across the rear of the “Career Killer” and bending the steel prior to making a beeline for that Animal. Only Lesnar wasn’t getting it, and that he bailed on his challenger before Seth could throw hands. Points awarded to Rollins for provoking The Animal out in to the open, but when he really wants to draw Brock right into a fight, he’ll need to consider using a little harder
Finn Bálor & Braun Strowman def. Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley & Lio Hurry
Finn Bálor & Braun Strowman versus. Bobby Lashley & Lio Hurry: Raw, March 18, 2019
The Remarkable Man enlists The Monster Among Men to fight The All Mighty anf the husband from the Hour.
If Finn Bálor is seriously interested in keeping his championship drought a brief one, he certainly departed around the right feet. The Irishman selected Braun Strowman as his mystery partner against Lio Hurry & Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley, and the selection compensated off hugely. The Monster Among Men has been around some a mood because of Colin Jost and Michael Che, and that he am dominant the All Mighty straight-up bailed on his hype man in the center of the match. Lashley’s walk left Hurry towards the whim (or lack thereof) of the Running Powerslam along with a 1-2-3 that may mean more for Bálor of computer first seems: Yes, Strowman got the pinfall, however the “W” gets into the Irishman’s books, too. When the time comes to cooking a title match, that may go a lengthy way.
It might have been a glimpse into Strowman’s future too: Because The Monster Among Men revealed within an interview later at night, his ongoing beef with Che and Jost leaves him so riled up that he’s declaring for that Andre the enormous Memorial Fight Royal so he is able to pummelled everybody at the same time. He isn’t above giving the “Weekend Update” duo These Hands too – much towards the concern of WrestleMania host and Strowman’s former Mixed Match Challenge partner, Alexa Bliss. Fortunately, The Goddess spoken The Monster lower and purchased herself serious amounts of broker a peace. Not too much, however: Strowman’s generosity isn’t limitless, and Alexa has 1 week to create things right. Next, all bets are off.
Elias def. No Way Jose and announced he will be the headlining musical act for WrestleMania
No Way Jose versus. Elias: Raw, March 18, 2019
The Living Truth aims to prevent No Way Jose’s constant interruptions.
If there’s been one running thread throughout Elias’ WWE career, it’s that each time he accumulates an instrument, he’ll be interrupted. A week ago, the offending party was No Way Jose, which week, it had been again No Way Jose, who crashed The Living Truth’s appearance on “A Moment of Bliss” within an ultimately unsuccessful bid for redemption after last week’s shellacking.
The Dominican Dancing Machine departed to some rollicking start, catching Elias not aware because of a bait-and-switch by which Heavy Machinery brought the conga line and Jose disguised themself because the infamous cheeseburger. However a strong opening for Jose led to bitter fashion when Elias rallied having a top-rope elbow drop and Drift Away, turning what started like a statement for his opponent into certainly one of their own: Because he announced on “A Moment of Bliss,” The Living Truth has guaranteed the gig of headlining musical act for WrestleMania and it is going to cope with the performance uninterrupted. This, then, was his warning.
Kurt Position def. Chad Gable and revealed the identity of his final opponent
Kurt Position versus. Chad Gable: Raw, March 18, 2019
The Olympic Hero competes in Chicago one further amount of time in a match against a Superstar who idolizes him, Chad Gable.
With Kurt Angle’s Farewell Match at WrestleMania around the corner, speculation has run rampant regarding who The Olympic Hero would face on its way out. Before his final match in Chicago, Position designed a easy and appropriate selection: Baron Corbin. The Lone Wolf supplanted Position as Raw GM making his existence miserable, so he’s the main one Position really wants to hobble before he calls it each day. And when you may well ask Corbin, that’s just perfect – and that he didn’t hesitate to state so in the finish from the Olympian’s match on Raw.
Regarding that, Position had selected Chad Gable as his final opponent within the Second City, also it rapidly grew to become apparent he may have bitten off greater than he is able to chew: The previous Raw, SmackDown and NXT Tag Team Champion moves like Position in the prime and it is an applicant for the standard durability and dominance the elder Olympian enjoyed. Entering in the old American Alpha garb along with a red, white-colored and blue singlet, Gable required Position towards the limit – he steered clear of the Position Slam and kept in an Ankle Lock of their own – and can have won had he not gone high-risk and whiffed on the moonsault. The missed maneuver left Gable uncovered, and Position pounced having a grapevine Ankle Lock to generate the submission, but Corbin wasn’t exactly impressed using the performance.
The Lone Wolf raised his mind following the tapout have been recorded, promising a sweet victory for themself in three days and departing Position using the ominous words that the WWE World has a tendency to remember is really a Superstar’s final match. Whether that’s a peek at a harsh truth in the future or simply the psych-up material Position needs for his last ride, however, remains seen.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks def. Natalya via Disqualification and Janet Phoenix offered to leave retirement for WrestleMania
Janet Phoenix announces she’s appearing out of retirement at WrestleMania: Raw, March 18, 2019
The Glamazon will get together with Natalya to challenge for that WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship in the Show of Shows.
Sasha Banks & Bayley happen to be making the models on Raw and NXT to scout prospective challengers for his or her WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, however they needn’t have looked to date and wide: Their WrestleMania opponents may be visiting them. Following a couple days at commentary where she found herself tossing hands using the new generation of Superstars, Janet Phoenix offered to leave retirement for any past-versus-present clash from the Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection and also the “Divas of Doom” at WrestleMania, potentially setting The Glamazon up for that one accolade she overlooked in her own Hall of Fame career.
Nia Jax & Tamina aren’t going to let themselves be ignored, nevertheless the two times-spurned “Samoan Slaughterhouse” interfered within the Boss’ bout with Beth’s partner Natalya – itself stemming from the tense war of words backward and forward teams within the wake of Beth’s challenge – resulting in a disqualification victory for that Boss after Tamina made an appearance from underneath the ring and superkicked exactly what moved. If little else, the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles are established to possess a interesting first WrestleMania season, so we haven’t even become towards the IIconics’ persistent challenges yet. But possibly the champs’ appearance on tomorrow’s SmackDown LIVE will shed some light with that front.
Janet Phoenix reflects on her behalf Chicago history after announcing in-ring return: WWE.com Exclusive, March 18, 2019
After revealing she intends to leave retirement at WrestleMania to pursue the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Natalya, The Glamazon reminisces about winning her first championship in Chicago.
Ricochet def. Jinder Mahal
Ricochet versus. Jinder Mahal: Raw, March 18, 2019
The best takes flight from the Present Day Maharaja.
Since his WWE debut, Ricochet is becoming this type of key player within the Tag Team divisions of Raw, SmackDown LIVE and NXT the WWE World hasn’t become a take a look at him in singles action. In a nutshell? He’s still pretty great there, too.
Facing Jinder Mahal, The best needed merely a second of separation, and that he made good onto it once she got it, rallying in the Maharaja’s ground-and-pound technique to release a really outstanding sequence of maneuvers. The display culminated inside a Space Flying Tiger Drop onto Mahal and also the Singh Siblings around the outdoors, along with a 630 to Mahal’s sternum moments later sealed the bout. You would be pardoned for rewinding the ending from the match until your DVR ran from battery, but easier to save the area: Possibly probably the most impressive facet of this make an impression on an old WWE Champion is the fact that it is just dependent on time before he goes far above it, both figuratively and, obviously, literally.
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey def. Dana Brooke
Dana Brooke isn’t wrong that WrestleMania months are a period when underdogs become legends, but there wasn’t any storybook ending in her own improbable Raw Women’s Championship Match. Despite earning the very first title match of her career by standing to Ronda Rousey a week ago, Brooke was savaged quickly through the Baddest Lady in the world, and also the security team WWE hired to avoid further aggression from Rousey rapidly adopted. Rousey and her husband, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne, each organized part of the safety squad prior to making their way from the arena with the concourse.
It had been probably the most unhinged display of physicality yet in the champion (clearly, last week’s fine didn’t do anything whatsoever to discourage her), so when all is stated and done, the WWE World might appreciate everyday today because the night they ought to have experienced that which was coming Becky Lynch and Charlotte now Flair’s way. Due to that, as well as in its very own twisted fashion, this match might land Dana Brooke a line within the history books in the end.
WWE management assigns security to Ronda Rousey: Raw, March 18, 2019
To avoid any more occurrences, a group of security pads is owned by monitor The Baddest Lady in the world.
Apollo Crews def. Baron Corbin
Apollo Crews versus. Baron Corbin: Raw, March 18, 2019
Apollo Crews aims to protect the recognition of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Position because he squares off from the disrespectful Lone Wolf on Raw.
The WWE World isn’t thrilled with Baron Corbin facing Kurt Position because the Olympian’s final WWE opponent at WrestleMania. Baron Corbin doesn’t care. And tonight, a minimum of, it cost him: Corbin’s opponent for Raw was Apollo Crews, an Position admirer who challenged The Lone Wolf to protect his idol’s recognition, however the former Constable rather reserved his focus for that audience, who showered him with boos. Consequently, Crews caught him having a small package for that victory and shared an embrace with Position atop the ramp. Corbin can talk all he wants in regards to a “river of tears” for any disappointed audience, but when there’s any lesson for him as WrestleMania approaches, it’s he would prosper to keep in mind who exactly he’s discussing the ring with.
Batista told his side of his competition with Triple H
You’d be pardoned for thinking Batista had lost all way of measuring self-control within the run-as much as his No Holds Barred Complement Triple H at WrestleMania, however the Animal’s satellite interview with Michael Cole told a really different story. The Batista who clarified Cole’s questions accomplished it carefully and attentively if little else, he’s given his lengthy history using the King of Nobleman lots of consideration, and also the roots of his grudge go back as his in-ring career.
Speaking in an amount, calm voice, Batista disputed the concept he owed his career to Triple H, who he believes never saw him as anything further than his personal muscle. Also, he pinned his infamous 2010 exit – he doesn’t prefer to say he “quit” – on the truth that The Sport made a decision to hold him lower as his boss instead of support his ambitions like a friend. So far as Batista’s concerned, the truth that he got this WrestleMania match is proof positive that Triple H never quite gave him the respect he deserved – in the end, he left the organization and achieved a good enough status to bend the actual manipulator to his will.
With that front, the only real time Batista’s aggression got the greater of him was when Cole tried to defend The Game’s integrity. Removing his shades, Your Pet was adamant that Triple H has got the entire WWE office fooled and it is as harmful and controlling as he’s have you been. He ended the job interview having a twofold conjecture: That Mr. McMahon would fire Triple H and finish The Game’s professional career, and Batista would take proper care of the in-ring portion at WrestleMania. Bold words, to be certain, but when little else, the job interview made obvious that Big Dave has provided lots of considered to who he’s facing. Triple H might be unable to repeat the same.
Drew McIntyre def. Seth Rollins and challenged Roman Reigns to some “fight” at WrestleMania
Drew McIntyre is about speaking destructive goals and which makes them into reality, so he shared an ominous opening little bit of business before facing Seth Rollins: Trying to complete his dismantling from the Shield and establish his dominance over WWE, The Scottish Psychopath challenged Roman Reigns to some “fight” at WrestleMania, addressing him by his given name of “Joe” and pleading The Large Dog to refuse with regard to his wife and kids. For his seeming insistence on searching past Seth Rollins, he earned good on that a lot by defeating The Kingslayer, though it’s fair to state he’d some help.
It is also fair to state he needed it. Left fuming by McIntyre’s disrespect to Reigns, The Kingslayer rode a psychological wave of adrenaline from an in-depth hole from the Scotsman. But Brock Lesnar’s music hit just seconds before he was set to provide the Stomp, and McIntyre capitalized around the distraction, bulldozing Rollins having a Claymore to earn a remarkable, if ill-become victory. Now, McIntyre has indeed dispatched two three Hounds of Justice within the ring, and that he includes a very real possibility of making the trifecta should Reigns accept.
Rollins, however, could just be playing more uncertainty than he looked as he prepares to manage Lesnar – possibly even on the fundamental level. Around he states he’s much better than the same fast Superstars who required The Animal towards the limit, the final word on Raw is the fact that Rollins fell in to the same trap they did. To some man, they’d Brock Lesnar exactly where they wanted him. And also to a guy, they lost.
Rollins versus. McIntyre
“The Beastslayer” looks to obtain retribution for his Shield siblings if you take around the Scottish Psychopath within this thrilling Raw primary event