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WWE Raw Recap
It was the Raw go-home show for Wrestlemania, and even in these strange times it offered some memorable moments. Here are the results from the last Raw before Wrestlemania:
- Aleister Black def. Jason Cade
- Kevin Owens & Street Profits def. Seth Rollins, Angel Garza & Austin Theory
- Asuka def. Kayden Carter
This show was buoyed by three memorable promos for major Wrestlemania matches. The first was from The Undertaker. In what was the best promo he’s cut in years, Undertaker went after A.J. Styles for disrespecting Michelle McCool. This promo managed to get me excited for the very strange Boneyard match. It is a weird feeling to be this excited for an Undertaker match, given his recent work. Undertaker worked his magic and now I want to see him make Styles famous.
In the middle of the show, Edge cut an impassioned promo on Randy Orton. Edge talked about being a junkie for the wrestling business, and talked about Orton resting on his family name. Grit was the theme of Edge’s promo, and he sold his climb back to the ring from his neck injury. These two are going to tear the house down during Wrestlemania weekend.
To close the show, Paul Heyman reminded us all why he is one of the best in the business. Brock Lesnar may end up ruling for eternity.
— WWE (@WWE) March 31, 2020
On this episode, Austin Theory replaced an injured Andrade in six-man tag action. That lead to WWE announcing that Andrade had been pulled from the Raw Tag Team Championship match at Wrestlemania. Instead, it will be Theory & Angel Garza challenging the Street Profits.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) March 31, 2020
Becky Lynch stayed in the ring to watch the entirety of her Wrestlemania win from last year. As a reward, she was choked out by Shayna Baszler ahead of their match this weekend.
AEW Announces TNT Championship
All Elite Wrestling has announced an eight-man, single elimination tournament to crown an inaugural TNT Champion. Kicking off on April 8th, the tournament will culminate at AEW Double or Nothing on May 23rd. AEW will announce half of the bracket for the tournament on Tuesday, and the other half on Dynamite on Wednesday. Put your bets down now on who will be the first secondary champion in AEW history. Some potential winners could be Brodie Lee, Sammy Guevara, or Darby Allin.
— #AEW GODFATHER (@AEWRetweeting) March 30, 2020
WWE Airing Dream Match Mania on Thursday
With the normal fan interaction missing from Wrestlemania weekend, WWE is looking for alternative means to interact with fans. One way they’ve announced is WWE Dream Match Mania. Airing Thursday at 1 pm EST on WWE’s YouTube, Twitch and more, it will be a playthrough of dream matches on WWE 2K20. Matches include Roman Reigns vs The Rock, Trish Stratus vs Sasha Banks, and Big E vs Goldberg.
Nick Jackson Welcomes Third Child
There is another, younger buck joining the Young Bucks. Nick Jackson announced on Monday that he and his wife have welcomed their third child Michael Massie (h/t WrestlingInc). Michael joins Craig and Alison in Nick Jackson’s stable of youngsters. Congratulations to the whole family.
One for the Road:
More WWE content is coming to Netflix. Check out the trailer for the Main Event and see how many wrestlers you can spot.