WWE RAW Results

WWE RAW Results 3/12/18
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. He’ll 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 year’s WrestleMania with his tag team partner, Ronda Rousey. They’ll be facing RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Angle almost feels sorry for what Rousey does to Stephanie McMahon, but he won’t feel sorry about what he’s 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 wasn’t 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 he’s not. Reigns literally said this a couple of weeks ago. Brock doesn’t respect him, this company, or anyone in Detroit. Brock doesn’t even have respect for the folks watching around the world. Reigns says, “Brock Lesnar didn’t show up for work today or last week.” Reigns asks what kind of trouble or penalty there will be. Reigns says there won’t be because Brock is Vince’s boy. Angle tries to take the microphone from him, but Reigns backs away. Reigns says anyone in the crowd would be fired if they didn’t show up for work. The best case scenario is they get a huge fine. Worst case is they can’t feed their kids. It’s not fair and that’s the problem. Angle is the middle man. The real problem is Vince McMahon, the man he literally just walked past coming out here. McMahon didn’t even tell him what was about to happen. Reigns busts his ass for that man. It’s 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. McMahon’s door. She says there was shouting, but it’s calmed down. Roman Reigns walks out and walks right by her. Mr. McMahon then comes out. McMahon says he’s rattled. McMahon says Brock Lesnar is not his “boy” or Paul Heyman’s “boy.” Brock Lesnar is his own man. McMahon didn’t 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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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 she’s 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.

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

-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. They’ve earned the opportunity to punch their tickets to WrestleMania. His little boys are all grown up. If you hang with him, he’ll elevate your career. The men he’s having on his show tonight are two individuals Kurt Angle is hell bent on giving opportunity after opportunity. He’ll 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 doesn’t have it. Rollins asks how stupid Miz thinks they are. They all know what he’s trying to do. It’s a triple threat match at WrestleMania — deal with it. Miz says the truth is Balor is the man in bingo halls. Balor’s WWE resume is lacking, but he does have one thing. Two years ago, he defeated Seth Rollins to become the first ever Universal Champion. That’s a huge accomplishment. Maybe Miz should just be talking to Balor. Maybe he’s 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.

They’re acting like Miz is the bad guy. Miz asks the crowd if he’s 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 don’t believe it, just ask The Shield. Rollins tells Miz to shut up. Miz doesn’t need to fire them up. It’s the Intercontinental Championship and it’s WrestleMania. They’re already fired up. In four weeks at WrestleMania, he’s going to beat Miz and take the Intercontinental Championship. Balor doesn’t 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 he’s about living in the future. In four weeks, he’ll stomp his head into the mat on the way to becoming the Intercontinental Champion. Balor says they don’t 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 tonight.

-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 they’re beat back. The Bar removes their entrance gear and talk strategy. This match hasn’t 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, next.

-Commercial Break-

Still photos are shown of Titus O’Neil’s recent trip to Africa.

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 he’s finally found his road to WrestleMania. It isn’t the ideal path. It’s different, but if he’s brave enough to stand out here after all that’s happened to him, he’s brave enough to face the truth. The truth is he’s 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 superstar’s dream to step in the ring and contribute to WrestleMania. An “Undertaker” chant breaks out. Cena says he’s 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 doesn’t mean he quits or is walking away or even not going to WrestleMania. He’ll be there, but his road to WrestleMania is like the crowd’s. 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, there’s 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 won’t be able to do at WrestleMania. Cena starts a “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks” chant. The only way they can hear that is if he does something he’s not supposed to do. What’s the worst that can happen if he did it? Does that even change his road to WrestleMania? He’ll 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, they’d shut his microphone off and suspend him like they did to Roman Reigns. Cena again says he challenges The Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania.

The microphone is still on and he’s still here. There’s 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 doesn’t 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 wouldn’t be posting workout videos on his wife’s 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, he’ll 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, he’s either going as a fan or as Undertaker’s opponent, which would be history. Cena says, “The ball is in your court, Dead Man. Let’s see if you’re still alive.” Cena says if he were The Undertaker, he’d want one more match. Cena then walks off while the crowd buzzes.

Asuka will address the crowd later tonight. We’ll also look at Ronda Rousey’s road to WrestleMania. Coming up next, we’ll 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. They’ll even face Breezango because they know when they’re not wanted. Angle says they’re not getting traded. If they want competition, they’ll 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 he’s still strumming the guitar. Elias looks like he’s in discomfort while trying to speak. Elias has a question, but then he just walks off saying this is the crowd’s fault.

Braun Strowman is shown backstage. Last week, he dropped a piano on Elias. Elias is lucky they can’t make music on an anvil. Strowman can’t believe he doesn’t 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

We’ll 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 isn’t so strong for her, so she’ll explain the sudden turn of events. Bliss says Asuka is a fierce competitor. While she can’t speak the language, she is smart and has the longest streak ever. She wouldn’t 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 wouldn’t face Bliss at WrestleMania because she knows she can’t face her. Some may say it’s cowardly to back up from a fight, but don’t listen to them. If you can’t win the fight, it’s 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, you’ve 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 didn’t 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 she’s 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 can’t 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.

We’ll preview the Ultimate Deletion match later tonight. We’ll 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 Jax’s word that she’ll 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 can’t 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 she’s like Shrek walking through TSA. Bliss says Jax is happy to carry her back. Bliss says she uses Jax because she’s 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. She’s just as dumb as she is big. Bliss says Jax knows she’d be nothing without her. Bliss makes Jax relevant. Bliss says if Jax tries to think for herself, they’ll 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.

-Commercial Break-

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

Bray Wyatt is shown backstage. Wyatt says Matt Hardy is a liar and a fool, but above all he’s 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, don’t let him in. Wyatt accepts the invitation to the Ultimate Deletion. Hardy has a beautiful home and family. It’d be a real shame if something bad were to happen to them. Wyatt sneers at the camera and says he’s coming for Hardy.

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 it’ll be chaos. Angle wants him to make sure they make it back to RAW in one piece. The referee agrees.

Coming up next, we’ll 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. We’ll 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 Strowman

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. O’Neil then attacks The Revival. Strowman then clears the ring. O’Neil gets in the ring and goes face-to-face with Strowman. O’Neil 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 doesn’t go down. They finally knock him into the timekeeper’s area. O’Neil is in the ring laying everyone out. O’Neil chops Dash Wilder and throws him. O’Neil 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. O’Neil wipes everyone out again. Strowman comes in and eliminates O’Neil 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 he’s going to WrestleMania before throwing Anderson over the top rope into the other tag teams.

Winner: Braun Strowman

The commentators have no idea what’s 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 point.

Quick Match Results

* Sasha Banks def. Sonya Deville via Submission
* Finn Balor def. Seth Rollins
* Asuka def. Mickie James via Submission
* Nia Jax def. Joan King
* Braun Strowman won a Tag Team Battle Royal to face The Bar at WrestleMania

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  • Headman

    The reigns opening promo felt more heel than anything throwing a tantrum

  • Tyler Bell

    Is this a Cena heel turn?!?

  • JFJ

    No, it’s the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Jimmy Mack

    Ninety minutes in and only one official match. Why are people continuing to pay for tickets?

  • “Elias is lucky they can’t make music on an anvil.” Actually, you can, it just doesn’t sound all that great.

  • Man, the gorilla position sure does look a lot better than it used to. lol

  • Paul Meade

    2 matches in the first 2 hours wow

  • Jamel

    Damn, Mike you kind of snapped at Bayley.

  • Arnchair Bookah

    He cut the promo saying Brock was Vince boy, yet Roman has been pushed as Vince boy for how long now? It came across as forced

  • Well, he has a point. There’s no way Bayley grew up watching Moolah in her prime. To be fair, though, she was probably told to say that on camera.

  • Good call on their part doing the Moolah Battle Royal. Now that we know for sure that the women’s roster can handle over-the-top-rope battle royals, no reason not to do ’em.

  • Mike Tedesco

    It was just so patently false and hurtful to any credibility she has. They do crap like that all the time. They used to make Miz say that garbage about every single wrestler from yesteryear as well, but they’ve thankfully curbed that.

  • Komodo

    It was generous to say she watched Moolah in the 70’s. Baliey was born in ’89 and there were very ways of watching old matches when she was growing up.
    She saw Moolah in the attitude era and that would be all.

  • goddessroleplay

    So if Asuka is meant for Charlotte why have her in the Raw storyline? I assumed she was a smackdown star now.

  • Shayne Ritter

    I was thinking, what woman would they name a WM Battle Royal after since the women are top stars now, then they showed Moolah and Im like, duh, of course. That Cena thing, wow, talk about talking like a heel but not actually being one

  • Scott Bastien

    To be fair I’m only two years older than Bayley and saw several of Moolah’s matches as a kid off of video tapes. Saying that though even if it’s not true I have a hard time blaming any of them for what they say knowing that practically everything comes word for word off a script.

  • JFJ

    You’re right about that. My first thought when he said that was that he must never have heard of the Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s opera il trovatore.

  • Rob Giles

    Man, this show is pure garbage. I have no interest in seeing any of these shitty characters with no storylines. Its starting to look like a damn indy show now also, I mean who the hell are half these people on the roster? And the female wrestlers are just atrocious and embarrassing.

  • Komodo

    I’m being reminded of the Piggy James storyline…

  • “Angle asks him to be the referee. The referee asks if he did something wrong.” Okay, not gonna lie, I fucking died there. XD

  • Which is ironic, considering Mickie James is now in the position of one of the heels in this storyline. I swear, if I see them anywhere NEAR a farm…

  • Al79

    Has Asuka ever won a match without using the Asuka lock? ( Not counting the RR)

  • Al79

    I agree, my network subscription ran out Feb 23, and I probably won’t renew for a while. Seems like Wrestlemania is always way too predictable and average. There’s more interesting stuff happening come June in most cases

  • JFJ

    Actually when Bayley was born VCRs had been around for more than 13 years. JVC released the first VHS machine in Japan in 1976. The first one was released in the U.S in 1977. Betamax had been around for two years when the first VHS came out in Japan.

  • JFJ

    Yes. She has won many matches by pinfall. Most recently she beat Nia Jax by pinfall at Elimination Chamber 2018 15 nights ago.

  • Wait, so is Braun gonna challenge for the titles by himself?

  • JFJ

    He likely will and wouldn’t be the first wrestler to do so. Kurt Angle did it in TNA in August of 2007 at Hard Justice 2007 .He beat Samoa Joe (who was holding the TNA Tag titles alone after not wanting to hold them with Angle after they Team 3D (aka The Dudley Boyz) at Victory Road 2007 a month earlier. Angle beat Joe to not only win the TNA Tag titles he also won Joe’s X Division Championship and retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP World Championship as all 4 titles were on the line in a Winner Take All match.

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    She’s won by K.O with the Asuka kick in NXT

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    She’s won by K.O with the Asuka kick in NXT

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    She’s won by K.O with the Asuka kick in NXT

  • Komodo

    All true, but it was hard to get hold of old wresting on VHS. I know all the PPVs were available, but it took a lot of effort to get hold of anything else.

  • JFJ

    Not really. The first Coliseum Home Video (the precusrsor to WWF (later WWE) Home Video) Release was Bloopers, Bleeps, and Bodyslams. It came out on April 12, 1985. Two months and three days before Bayley’s sixth birthday.

  • Mayurnath Reve

    It looks like that. If he DOES win, then he can rightfully say… I AM THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!! ;p

  • OMG, I’ve already lost count of how many times I’ve seen that online tonight. XD

  • Jamie Stidiford

    Angle will tell Braun he needs a Partner or he wont compete and in the weeks leading to Wrestlemania he will go through the roster to find a partner and in the End it will be Elias.

  • Jamie Stidiford

    It made so next time Vince storms out he wont injure himself.

  • Mike Tedesco

    You are a master of googling.

  • Haydn Barker

    She is on the Raw roster. She was entitled to challenge either – I guess she moves to SD if she wins at WM, if she loses Id guess she would stay on Raw until any transfers happen.

  • Haydn Barker

    Maybe it was but thats down to creative, not Bayley. Have a go at them for not doing their work properly.

  • crg beauregard

    Let Alexa drop the women’s championship to Nia and have her tag with Braun for the championship. Keep the beauty and the beast thing going after they win the mixmatch challenge

  • Zach Steven Whitlow

    First off that was incredible mic work by Cena. There aren’t many guys who can deliver promos with that kind of intensity and passion. But I have just two (minor) issues with it: Like Tedesco mentioned it took a while to get to the point. The repeates attempts to make it look like a shoot and the bit with the going as a fan was a little unnecessary. And the second is that he claims Undertaker’s an egomaniac for not showing up to Mania. But the fact is he is old and washed up and fans by and large criticize old timers for hanging on too long (i.e Flair in TNA, Jane in his latest run). So he’s not really self centered if he’s giving the younger guys three platform instead of hogging it himself. Again maybe a little nitpicky but it has me hooked to see how Taker will respond

  • davman1061

    Why does Alexa and Mickie suddenly remind me of the Bella twins. Anyway, Alexa better not make any plans after April 8

  • The Cleaner

    Creative has nothing for Braun. He should be inserted in the Universal Championship match.

  • WPurett

    Give her a break. Any wrestling fanatic interested in women’s wrestling would have had access to many of Moohlah’s matches. She never implied she was around to see the old matches “live”. Grow up, Tedesco. You’re not as smart as you want us to think you are.


    “It came out on April 12, 1985. Two months and three days before Bayley’s sixth birthday.”

    April 12, 1985 was 4 years, 2 months, and 3 days BEFORE Bayley’s birth.

  • J™

    There’s still a spot for the RAW women’s championship… maybe Cena can try that.

  • Dubya w00dm4n

    I’m 10 years older than Bayley and I’ve seen matches with Moolah.

    That’s like Andre the Giant, He was pretty much done with his best days behind him in the ring. Only time i saw him wrestle was the Royal Rumble where Jake sacred him out.

  • Mike Tedesco

    Oh no, did I hurt your feelings by insulting your favorite tv show character??

  • Steven Herrera

    “Elias is lucky they can’t make music on an Anvil.” Well then I guess he’s never heard Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst.

  • Steven Herrera

    Or the Anvil used in Holst’s second suite in F.

  • Steven Herrera

    How did it use to look?

  • Jamel

    Fair enough point. I’m bored by Bayley and have really lost interest in her as a character, so it wasn’t in defense of her, it just took me by surprise is all.

  • Tracy Robert Young

    A little uncalled for, don’t you think? WPruett was stating their opinion of your RECAP. If you can’t handle it, maybe you should let someone with an unbiased opinion do the recaps. You do the recaps, WE give the opinions of your RECAP and then tell others to check this site out! Your response came off as an A hole, and I have followed wrestleview and promoted it for about 8 years now. I like the job you do with the Recaps, but it’s not your place to insult the people that help keep this site up and running. You’re not part of the “act” so drop the heel character. If you wanna mock someone on the side, handle it that way. Don’t try and bait people with ignorance!
    Other than that, I appreciate the recaps. Keep up THAT nice work!

  • literally anything can be an instrument if you’re creative. 😛

  • Mike Tedesco

    Nah, I don’t think it was uncalled for. Also your idea of how this transaction works is ridiculous. I do the recaps and give opinions, which you are allowed to comment on and engage in respectful debate. If you tell me to grow up and insinuate that I’m not intelligent because you’re a Cheeto munching fool upset that I have a negative opinion on your favorite character on a tv show, then you get what you get.

  • Mike Tedesco

    I wasn’t even snapping at her per se. It’s just one of those many dumb things they do that makes their people look stupid. I saw a Gorgeous George match when I was twelve, and not the one in WCW. I wouldn’t say I grew up watching Gorgeous George.

  • Tracy Robert Young

    First off, the poster said nothing about you not being intelligent. Just NOT AS SMART as you think you are! Due to your outdated Cheeto reference, I can agree with that assessment. I don’t come to this site looking for parody. I can follow that on WWECreativeISH on Twitter. I come here for the news! Then I read the comments from others who follow. I think even I have commented once or twice throughout the years. This way, I don’t have some condescending jackass, no offense, trying unsuccessfully to put me in my place!
    Furthermore, you failed to even attempt to answer Mr./Ms. WPuurett’s question.Even I was caught off guard by Bayley’s comment.but as a fan since ’81, and knowing she’s been a fan sice childhood, I could see her reading up and studying the former greats. I’ve never seen Johnny Unitas play football, but I know he’s great and have watched him play thru the miracle of television.
    I don’t hate you or want someone else to do the recaps, as I’ve seen many comment in the past. Just trying to enlighten you to the fact that without us “Cheeto munchers” you sir, are nothing.

  • Just a black room with black curtains, a couple of tables, and some tiny TVs.

  • JFJ

    You’re right. I misread the year as 1989, the year of Bayley’s birth, rather than 1985.

  • JFJ

    The only thing I googled was the date of Coliseum’s first release, and I misread that.