WWE Fastlane gave us a hint of what to expect at WrestleMania and the latest episode of WWE RAW continued with the build-up for the two-day long mega PPV. With just 19 days left for WWE’s grandest stage of them all, multiple matches were made on the March 22 edition of the red brand show. Rhea Ripley made her long-awaited Raw debut and challenged Asuka for the RAW women’s title right away. Peyton Royce was in one-on-one action against Asuka after her fiery impassionate promo last week on RAW Talk. The Fiend also made his RAW comeback and his match against Randy Orton for WrestleMania was set. Also, Boby Lashley put out a hit on Drew McIntyre with the superstar attacking the Scotsman getting an opportunity at Lashley’s title.
WWE Monday Night RAW Results:
Bobby Lashley defeated Sheamus via submission: Bobby Lashley and Sheamus kicked off Monday Night RAW. A battered and bruised Sheamus went toe-to-toe with the champion. Lashley got the upper hand when Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin used a distraction to attack Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior did make a comeback as he put The All Mighty on the apron for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. The Hurt Business caused another distraction that allowed Lashley to connect a spinebuster and apply the Hurt Lock for the win.
Asuka defeated Peyton Royce via submission: Peyton Royce was given the opportunity to showcase her singles talent following her compassionate speech at RAW talk last week. However, she was up against Asuka. The Empress took control early on but Royce fought back. The former IIconic kept Asuka on defense for quite some time, she even applied a unique leglock. Royce did get a near-fall but she eventually lost the match after Asuka applied the Asukalock.
Drew McIntyre defeated Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in a handicap match: Drew McIntyre had a lot to gain from the handicap match. A win fro him would mean that Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander would be banned from ringside at WrestleMania. McIntyre stared strong but Benjamin was able to derail him a couple of times. The Hurt Business started to dominate the Scottish Powerhouse midway into the match but the former WWE champion began to regain his composure and nailed Benjamin and Alexander with two Claymore kicks for the win.
Braun Strowman defeated Elias via pinfall: Strowman dominated the match right from the beginning while talking trash at McMahon. He picked up an easy win with a Running Powerslam.
- Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeated Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose via pinfall
- The Miz def. Jeff Hardy via pinfall
- The Miz challenged Bad Bunny for a WrestleMania match
- The Fiend made his RAW comeback and announced his match against Randy Orton at WrestleMania
- Shane McMahon accepted Braun Strowman challenge for a match at WrestleMania
- Kofi Kingston defeated AJ Styles via pinfall