Posted on 3/13/118 by Bob Magee

WWE RAW Results
March 12, 2018
Detroit, Michigan
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

Then. Now. Forever. The WWE video leads us into the show.

RAW General Manager Kurt Angle kicks off the show

RAW General Manager Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring.
Hell be teaming up with Ronda Rousey to take on Triple H
and Stephanie McMahon in a few weeks at WrestleMania. Angle
thanks Detroit for the warm welcome. Angle is excited and
honored to compete at this years WrestleMania with his tag
team partner, Ronda Rousey. Theyll be facing RAW
Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Angle almost
feels sorry for what Rousey does to Stephanie McMahon, but
he wont feel sorry about what hes going to do to Triple H.

That brings him to the Universal Championship match with
Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, a match for the ages. Angle
was just told Brock Lesnar will not make it here tonight due
to transportation issues or he wasnt feeling well The
crowd loudly boos that.

Roman Reigns music hits, and he comes out to loud boos from
the Detroit crowd. Reigns looks upset. Reigns says he wishes
he was surprised, but hes not. Reigns literally said this a
couple of weeks ago. Brock doesnt respect him, this
company, or anyone in Detroit. Brock doesnt even have
respect for the folks watching around the world. Reigns
says, Brock Lesnar didnt show up for work today or last
week. Reigns asks what kind of trouble or penalty there
will be. Reigns says there wont be because Brock is Vinces
boy. Angle tries to take the microphone from him, but Reigns
backs away. Reigns says anyone in the crowd would be fired
if they didnt show up for work. The best case scenario is
they get a huge fine. Worst case is they cant feed their
kids. Its not fair and thats the problem. Angle is the
middle man. The real problem is Vince McMahon, the man he
literally just walked past coming out here. McMahon didnt
even tell him what was about to happen. Reigns busts his ass
for that man. Its one thing to be disrespected by Brock
Lesnar, but he will not be disrespected by Vince McMahon!

Reigns throws the microphone down and charges to the back.
Reigns enters the Gorilla Position and confronts Vince
McMahon, who is seated with Shane McMahon. Vince demands
they go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

Renee Young is backstage outside Mr. McMahons door. She
says there was shouting, but its calmed down. Roman Reigns
walks out and walks right by her. Mr. McMahon then comes
out. McMahon says hes rattled. McMahon says Brock Lesnar is
not his boy or Paul Heymans boy. Brock Lesnar is his
own man. McMahon didnt mean to disrespect Reigns, but in
the words of his cousin, he needs to know his role and shut
his mouth. Does Brock like people? No. That doesnt make
him a bad guy. Does he respect the WWE Universe? Probably
not. Lesnar does respect competition in the ring or in the
octagon. Lesnar does have special privileges. McMahon
assures us that Brock Lesnar will be on Monday Night RAW and
will compete at WrestleMania. McMahon gives his word on it.
As for the lack of respect, based on what just happened,
Reigns has been temporarily suspended. That draws a gasp
from the crowd.

Sonya Deville w/ Absolution vs. Sasha Banks w/ Bayley

Bayley walks far behind Banks and looks like she doesnt
want to be there. Last week, Bayley pushed Sasha Banks and
walked off.

The bell rings, and they quickly go at it. Banks rolls
through a sunset flip, and they stumble through some poor
arm work. Banks sidesteps her before leapfrogging her and
dropkicking her twice for a one count. Banks forearms
Deville down and throws her out of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Banks trapped in a body
scissor. During the break, Deville countered a slingshot
into a slam. Banks gets out of the body scissor, but Deville
quickly overtakes her. Deville kicks her down and goes back
to the body scissor. Banks fights up with Deville on her
back and slams her into the corner before slinging her off.
Deville quickly kicks her in the chest and hits a sliding
knee for a two count. Deville shoulders her in the corner,
but Banks eventually sidesteps her. Banks kicks her back
twice, and Deville feebly falls. Banks kicks her back and
goes to the second rope for flying double knees for a two
count. Mandy Rose gets on the apron, but Bayley pulls her
off. Banks then applies the Bank Statement to Deville for
the win.

Winner by Submission: Sasha Banks

Bayley quickly turns her back on Banks and walks off looking
sad. Absolution gets on the apron and surrounds Banks. Banks
tries to fight them off, but shes quickly double-teamed by
Rose and Deville. Deville hits a high kick, and they pose
with Paige.

Video Package: Kid Rock is the latest inductee into the
Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2018.

Well take a look at the shocker Asuka laid on the wrestling
world by declaring shell face Charlotte Flair at
WrestleMania. Shell explain why later tonight. Coming up
next will be an episode of Miz TV with Finn Balor and Seth

-Commercial Break-

Miz TV with Special Guests Seth Rollins and Finn Balor

The Miz is in the ring without The Miztourage. Miz will face
Seth Rollins and Finn Balor in a triple threat match with
the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the line. Miz
welcomes them to the show. The Miztourage is not standing
with him tonight, but they have a very special tag team
match. Theyve earned the opportunity to punch their tickets
to WrestleMania. His little boys are all grown up. If you
hang with him, hell elevate your career. The men hes
having on his show tonight are two individuals Kurt Angle is
hell bent on giving opportunity after opportunity. Hell
beat these two men and continue on to be the longest
reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.

First out is Seth Rollins. Miz tells him to have a seat and
introduces Finn Balor. Miz sits between them. Miz says they
seem comfortable, especially Rollins. Miz says Rollins is in
the ring with the guy who kept them from having a singles
match at WrestleMania. Miz and Rollins are the two
workhorses of WWE. They could have burned it down. Balor is
an up and comer, but he doesnt have it. Rollins asks how
stupid Miz thinks they are. They all know what hes trying
to do. Its a triple threat match at WrestleMania deal
with it. Miz says the truth is Balor is the man in bingo
halls. Balors WWE resume is lacking, but he does have one
thing. Two years ago, he defeated Seth Rollins to become the
first ever Universal Champion. Thats a huge accomplishment.
Maybe Miz should just be talking to Balor. Maybe hes the
one who deserves a one-on-one spotlight at WrestleMania
against the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.
Balor says he literally just tried this with Rollins. What
makes him think this will work on him? Miz will have to work
harder to keep his title. Miz says he made the
Intercontinental Championship prestigious.

Theyre acting like Miz is the bad guy. Miz asks the crowd
if hes a bad guy, and they start a YES chant. Miz says
Rollins resents Balor for beating him at SummerSlam two
years ago. Rollins will stab you in the back in a heartbeat.
If you dont believe it, just ask The Shield. Rollins tells
Miz to shut up. Miz doesnt need to fire them up. Its the
Intercontinental Championship and its WrestleMania. Theyre
already fired up. In four weeks at WrestleMania, hes going
to beat Miz and take the Intercontinental Championship.
Balor doesnt stand a chance. Balor looks surprised and says
with all due respect, what happened the last time they had a
championship match? Balor beat him with one arm. Rollins
says hes about living in the future. In four weeks, hell
stomp his head into the mat on the way to becoming the
Intercontinental Champion. Balor says they dont have to
wait four weeks and takes off his jacket. A YES chant
fires up, and Miz is encouraging it. Rollins and Balor go
face-to-face. They then turn and look at The Miz, who is
smiling widely. The smile turns to a look of fear, and he
tries to run off. They attack him and clothesline him out of
the ring. Rollins then lays out Balor with a right hand.

John Cena will address his WrestleMania disappointment later

-Commercial Break-

Seth Rollins will face Finn Balor later tonight.

The Bar vs. The Miztourage

The Bar was trolling the RAW tag team division on Twitter
and were answered by The Miztourage.

The Miztourage attacks them from behind and kicks them out
of the ring. The Bar tries to get back in the ring, but
theyre beat back. The Bar removes their entrance gear and
talk strategy. This match hasnt started yet. They take
their time getting in the ring and punch away at The
Miztourage. The Bar beats them down until The Revival runs
out and attacks The Bar. Gallows and Anderson then run out
and try to even the score. The Bar tries to run off, but
Titus Worldwide cuts them off with Heath Slater and Rhyno.
They attack and get them in the ring. There is a huge brawl
in the ring now. Cesaro eventually escapes and leaves
through the crowd. Sheamus sneaks out on the other side of
the ring and runs up the ramp.

John Cena will address his lack of a road to WrestleMania,

-Commercial Break-

Still photos are shown of Titus ONeils recent trip to

John Cena addresses his road to WrestleMania

John Cena makes his way to the ring while the crowd sings
that he sucks to the theme of his song. Last night, he lost
in a WWE Championship match to AJ Styles, cutting off
another road to WrestleMania for him. Cena smiles at the
boos. Cena says hes finally found his road to WrestleMania.
It isnt the ideal path. Its different, but if hes brave
enough to stand out here after all thats happened to him,
hes brave enough to face the truth. The truth is hes had
opportunity after opportunity on both brands, gave 100%, and
did not get the job done. No excuses and no one to blame
except himself. Now it is every superstars dream to step in
the ring and contribute to WrestleMania. An Undertaker
chant breaks out. Cena says hes hopes the people in the
back are listening. Cena is here tonight to say he will not
contribute to WrestleMania this year. Loud boos for that.
That doesnt mean he quits or is walking away or even not
going to WrestleMania. Hell be there, but his road to
WrestleMania is like the crowds. This year at WrestleMania
he gets to be the energy. Cena is going as a fan. The WWE
Universe is the most important part of WrestleMania. Without
them, theres no atmosphere or noise. Cena is going to have
a blast. Cena goes out into the crowd and has a sip of bear
with some neck bearded fan. Cena gets some chants started up
before leaving and getting back in the ring.

There is one chant they wont be able to do at WrestleMania.
Cena starts a Lets go Cena/Cena sucks chant. The only way
they can hear that is if he does something hes not supposed
to do. Whats the worst that can happen if he did it? Does
that even change his road to WrestleMania? Hell just buy a
ticket. Cena says, Screw it! I challenge The Undertaker to
a match at WrestleMania! The crowd loudly cheers that. A
huge YES chant fires up. Cena says he was told this was
impossible, even though the fan in him wants to see it. Why
is it impossible? Because of the WWE executives? If they
wanted to rain on his parade, theyd shut his microphone off
and suspend him like they did to Roman Reigns. Cena again
says he challenges The Undertaker to a match at

The microphone is still on and hes still here. Theres one
individual keeping the match from happening at WrestleMania:
The Undertaker. Cena wants to address The Undertaker
himself. Cena tells Undertaker to get over his own ego. When
he fails, he gets back up, puts a smile on his face, and
goes back to work. When Undertaker fails, he hides his head
in the sand and doesnt come back. Amazing that such a
strong symbol is so fragile. Undertaker is not too old,
washed up, or broken down. If he was, he wouldnt be posting
workout videos on his wifes Instagram. The only person
stopping this match from happening is The Undertaker. Cena
calls him a self-centered, conceited maniac. If it takes
feeding his ego to make it happen, hell do it. Cena asks
the crowd if they want to see Undertaker kick his ass and
Tombstone him at WrestleMania? The crowd loudly answers in
the affirmative. Cena dares him to try it. At WrestleMania,
hes either going as a fan or as Undertakers opponent,
which would be history. Cena says, The ball is in your
court, Dead Man. Lets see if youre still alive. Cena says
if he were The Undertaker, hed want one more match. Cena
then walks off while the crowd buzzes.

Asuka will address the crowd later tonight. Well also look
at Ronda Rouseys road to WrestleMania. Coming up next,
well take a look back at the Symphony of Destruction.

-Commercial Break-

Sheamus and Cesaro are complaining to Kurt Angle about their
treatment. They want to be traded instead of waiting for the
Superstar Shakeup after WrestleMania. They can beat The
Bludgeon Brothers, The New Day, and The Uso Penitentiary.
Theyll even face Breezango because they know when theyre
not wanted. Angle says theyre not getting traded. If they
want competition, theyll face whichever team wins the RAW
Tag Team Battle Royal tonight. The Bar walks off.

Video Package: The Symphony of Destruction match

Elias is in the ring in a neck brace, but hes still
strumming the guitar. Elias looks like hes in discomfort
while trying to speak. Elias has a question, but then he
just walks off saying this is the crowds fault.

Braun Strowman is shown backstage. Last week, he dropped a
piano on Elias. Elias is lucky they cant make music on an
anvil. Strowman cant believe he doesnt have a WrestleMania
match. Strowman will carve his own path. Someone will get
these hands at WrestleMania.

Coming up next, Seth Rollins will face Finn Balor.

-Commercial Break-

Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor

The bell rings, and they lock up. They tussle around for
position before Rollins backs him up into the ropes before
giving a clean break. Balor shoves him. They lock up, and
Balor hooks the arm. Rollins turns it on him and applies an
arm bar. Balor twists out and works on the arm. The Miz is
seen watching backstage. Balor punches Rollins down. Rollins
quickly sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow.
Rollins chops the chest and hits a snapmare before kicking
him in the back. Rollins boots him in the chest and puts him
in the corner. Rollins punches him down and stomps away.
Rollins chops the chest twice before having a whip reversed.
Balor rolls through a sunset flip and dropkicks him. Balor
throws him out of the ring and dropkicks him off the apron.
Balor gets on the apron and hits a running kick to the face.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Balor trapped in a neck
vice. Balor tries to fight out, but Rollins keeps him
grounded. Rollins drags him toward the apron, goes outside,
and hits a running knee to the head. Rollins gets in the
ring and picks up a two count. Rollins goes right back to
the chin lock. Balor fights up and punches out, but Rollins
hits a reverse STO into the corner. Balor avoids a
springboard knee and boots him back. Balor hits a pair of
running forearms before having a whip reversed. Balor then
takes him down with a flying forearms. Balor chops the chest
before having a whip reversed. Rollins boots him and goes to
the top rope. Balor quickly hits an enzuigiri, pulls him
into the middle of the ring, and hits a falling elbow drop
for a near fall. Balor counters a Sling Blade and goes for a
1916, but Rollins gets out. They throw some hard forearms
before wiping each other out with dual overhead kicks. They
slowly get up, and Rollins goes for a Curb Stomp, but Balor
moves. Balor rolls him up for a near fall. Balor kicks him
and hits a Sling Blade before trying for a dropkick, but
Rollins superkicks him for a near fall.

They slowly get to their feet. Rollins looks at his hand and
hits a running forearm in the corner. Rollins his a second
stiff forearm. Rollins goes for a third, but Balor moves and
kicks him in the head. Balor goes to the top rope, but
Rollins elbows him. Rollins tries for a superplex, but Balor
fights out and knocks him to the mat. Rollins quickly scales
the ropes and hits a superplex. Rollins tries to roll
through for a falcon arrow, but Balor counters with an
inside cradle for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Finn Balor

Rollins angrily storms off while Balor smirks back at him.

Video Package: The Fabulous Moolah is honored with a
Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania

Well take a look back at how Ronda Rousey got her first
WrestleMania match.

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and
Stephanie McMahon

Coming up next, Asuka will address her decision to face
Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania.

-Commercial Break-

Asuka addresses her choice of Charlotte Flair

Asuka makes her way to the ring to a nice reception. Charly
Caruso leads us into a photo package of Asuka challenging
Charlotte Flair to a match at WrestleMania. Caruso says
everyone assumed she would face Alexa Bliss, but she
actually went for Flair. Why?

Asuka goes to speak, but Alexa Bliss music cuts her off.
Bliss comes out with Mickie James. Bliss says last night was
exciting. As for Asuka, English isnt so strong for her, so
shell explain the sudden turn of events. Bliss says Asuka
is a fierce competitor. While she cant speak the language,
she is smart and has the longest streak ever. She wouldnt
dare step in the ring with someone like Bliss at
WrestleMania. Mickie James sarcastically says no one is
ready for Asuka. Bliss says she defied all the odds by
retaining her title against five other superstars inside
Elimination Chamber. As for Asuka, she wouldnt face Bliss
at WrestleMania because she knows she cant face her. Some
may say its cowardly to back up from a fight, but dont
listen to them. If you cant win the fight, its smart
strategy. Bliss is rooting for Asuka to beat the champion of
the B show.

Asuka says she chose Charlotte because to be the woman,
youve got to beat the woman. She wants to face the best
champion in WWE. Bliss says she chose the easiest champion
to face. Asuka says she beat Bliss before and will do it
right now. Bliss says she had the chance, but she didnt
take it. Instead, she gets this woman and no one comes out.
Bliss and James talk amongst themselves. Bliss throws her
microphone at Asuka, and James attacks. James says shes
ready for Asuka today.

-Commercial Break-

Asuka vs. Mickie James w/ Alexa Bliss

We join this match in progress. James is kicking away at
Asuka. James clubs the back and wildly kicks and punches at
her. Asuka fights back and has a whip reversed, but she
comes back with a running hip attack. Asuka kicks away at
her and hits the ropes, but James rolls out of the ring.
James talks with Bliss before Asuka wipes her out with a
kick. Bliss keeps her distance. Asuka gets in the ring, but
James rolls back out. James tries to leave through the
crowd, but Asuka grabs her and sends her headfirst into the
LED apron. Asuka goes for a kick, but she hits the ring post
when James moves. Asuka holds her leg at ringside, but she
gets back in the ring before being counted out. James works
on the leg. Asuka tries for an Asuka Lock, but James rolls
through for a two count. Asuka kicks her, but she cant
capitalize. Asuka then makes a comeback and kicks her in the
nose for a near fall. James ducks a kick and chop blocks her
before hitting a flapjack. James kips up and goes to the top
rope. Asuka cuts her off, but James comes back with a sunset
flip powerbomb for a near fall. A CM Punk chant fires up,
but the rational people in the crowd boo them down. Asuka
applies the Asuka Lock for the win.

Winner by Submission: Asuka

Alexa Bliss storms off at the conclusion of the match.

Well preview the Ultimate Deletion match later tonight.
Well also see a Tag Team Battle Royal to determine who will
face The Bar at WrestleMania.

Nia Jax is backstage when Alexa Bliss comes up to her. Bliss
asks where she was. Jax says Kurt Angle told her not to come
out next because she has a match next. Bliss says she knows
Jax wants payback to get revenge for her embarrassing
performance last week. Bliss says she is her best friend and
picked up the pieces last week because she loves her. Jax
says she loves Bliss as well, and they hug. Bliss says she
needs Jaxs word that shell be in her corner when she faces
Asuka next week. Jax agrees.

-Commercial Break-

Joan King vs. Nia Jax

Joan King, a local talent, looks terrified. Jax shoves her
to the corner and avalanches her before throwing her across
the ring. Jax drops an elbow before connecting with a Samoan
Drop for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax

Alexa Bliss and Mickie James are talking backstage. James
says she cant believe what Alexa Bliss said to Nia Jax.
Bliss says she could have been harder on her. James says she
almost died at the airport line. Bliss says shes like Shrek
walking through TSA. Bliss says Jax is happy to carry her
back. Bliss says she uses Jax because shes a vulnerable
human being. Bliss cannot believe she screwed them this
week. Bliss says she has Nia in the palm of her hand. Jax
has been a total loser her whole life. Shes just as dumb as
she is big. Bliss says Jax knows shed be nothing without
her. Bliss makes Jax relevant. Bliss says if Jax tries to
think for herself, theyll beat her down. Charly Caruso
walks up and says the boom mic has been on the entire time
and that Jax heard everything they said.

Nia Jax leaves the ring looking devastated and wiping her
eyes. Jax then looks up and growls before running to the
back. Bliss and James try to pack up, but then they decide
it would be best to just leave. They run off. Charly Caruso
talks to the camera until Nia Jax comes in screaming for
Alexa Bliss. She throws some luggage. Caruso says they left
and runs off. Jax throws an Alexa Bliss jacket and screams
while crying.
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-Commercial Break-

Matt Hardy previews the Ultimate Deletion match with Reby
Sky, his kids, Seor Benjamin, and Vanguard One coming back!

Bray Wyatt is shown backstage. Wyatt says Matt Hardy is a
liar and a fool, but above all hes just a man. Hardy has
made a very bad decision. Wyatt wants to give Hardy some
friendly advice: when the Devil is standing on your
doorstep, dont let him in. Wyatt accepts the invitation to
the Ultimate Deletion. Hardy has a beautiful home and
family. Itd be a real shame if something bad were to happen
to them. Wyatt sneers at the camera and says hes coming for

Kurt Angle is looking perplexed backstage wondering what
happened to Matt Hardy. A referee comes in. Angle says Matt
Hardy and Bray Wyatt are both RAW superstars under his
jurisdiction. Angle asks him to be the referee. The referee
asks if he did something wrong. Angle says he knows itll be
chaos. Angle wants him to make sure they make it back to RAW
in one piece. The referee agrees.

Coming up next, well see a Tag Team Battle Royal. The
winners face The Bar for the titles at WrestleMania.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of Roman Reigns confronting Vince McMahon
earlier tonight on RAW. Reigns was "temporarily suspended"
for that.

The Ultimate Deletion Match will happen next week on RAW.
Well also see Alexa Bliss take on Asuka.

The Bar makes their way to the commentary table. All the
teams are in the ring.

Braun Strowman makes his entrance and charges down to the
ring. Strowman tells the referee to ring the bell.

Battle Royal Winner(s) face The Bar at WrestleMania
The Revival vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Anderson and
Gallows vs. The Miztourage vs. Titus Worldwide vs. Braun

Braun Strowman is taking on five tag teams.

The bell rings, and Strowman eliminates Apollo Crews
immediately. Strowman throws Slater down and chases him out
of the ring. Strowman catches him and sends him into the
barricade. Strowman throws Slater into the ring and
eliminates him. Strowman turns and sees the remaining
individuals looking at him. The eight men attack Strowman
and try to eliminate him. The Revival then takes Rhyno and
eliminates him. ONeil then attacks The Revival. Strowman
then clears the ring. ONeil gets in the ring and goes face-
to-face with Strowman. ONeil then leaves the ring through
the middle rope.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see the tag teams knock
Strowman through the middle ropes. They hit him with the
steel steps a few times, but he doesnt go down. They
finally knock him into the timekeepers area. ONeil is in
the ring laying everyone out. ONeil chops Dash Wilder and
throws him. ONeil then hits an avalanche on Scott Dawson
before hitting the Clash of the Titus. The Miztourage
double-teams him with The Revival. The Revival then turns on
The Miztourage. The Miztourage then eliminates The Revival.
ONeil wipes everyone out again. Strowman comes in and
eliminates ONeil before eliminating Gallows. The Miztourage
tries to eliminate Strowman, but he wipes them out and
eliminates them. Anderson tries to take on Strowman with
numerous kicks, but Strowman blocks one and throws him away.
Strowman grabs him and says hes going to WrestleMania
before throwing Anderson over the top rope into the other
tag teams.

Winner: Braun Strowman

The commentators have no idea whats going on. Braun
Strowman won a Tag Team Battle Royal to face The Bar at
WrestleMania single-handedly. The Bar looks fearful of what
just happened. Kurt Angle will address this issue at some

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