WWE Raw Results – 3/6/23 (John Cena returns, Seth Rollins and Logan Paul, Sami Zayn vs. Jimmy Uso)

WWE Raw Results

WWE Raw Results
March 6, 2023
Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
Commentary: Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

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

We go backstage to see an SUV pulling into the arena earlier today. Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman step out. Heyman says that Roman Reigns was very explicit on SmackDown to solve the Sami Zayn problem, but Sami Zayn escaped and is here in Boston tonight. Whether or not his brother comes to his senses, Jimmy Uso will solve the Sami Zayn problem just like Solo Sikoa will solve the Kevin Owens problem. They walk off without Heyman behind them. Heyman tells his phone to call Roman Reigns.

John Cena returns on Raw tonight. Trish Stratus will also be with the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Becky Lynch and Lita. Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Logan Paul will also be face-to-face. Finally, Sami Zayn will face Jimmy Uso.

Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa

As Solo Sikoa enters the ring, Kevin Owens viciously attacks him. The bell has not rung. Owens sends him into the barricade and punches away at him. Sikoa reverses a whip into the ring post, and Owens hits hard. Sikoa punches away at Owens and sends him hard into the ring post again. Owens rolls into the ring.

The referee rings the bell to start the match. Owens spears Sikoa and punches away at him. Sikoa sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow. Sikoa stomps away at him before choking him on the ropes. Owens fights back and hits the ropes, but Sikoa hits a spinning wheel kick. Sikoa punches away at Owens and kicks him in the spine. Owens punches him back, but Sikoa quickly floors him with a stiff right hand for a one-count. Owens punches him, but it only upsets Sikoa who kicks him down. Sikoa stomps away at the Prize Fighter. Sikoa tries to drag him to the center of the ring, but Owens holds the ropes. Sikoa stomps the midsection. Sikoa rakes the eyes in the corner. Owens kicks him back and punches him. Owens hits the ropes, but Sikoa turns him inside out with the kitchen sink knee to the midsection. Owens actually took a low blow there. Sikoa hits a falling head-butt for a two-count. Sikoa applies a rear chin lock. Owens quickly fights up and punches out. Sikoa reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Owens hits two clotheslines that don’t take Sikoa down. Owens stomps the barefoot and kicks him before taking him down with a clothesline and hitting a senton splash. Owens gets fired up for a cannonball in the corner, but Sikoa gets out of the ring. Owens follows him out and clotheslines him down. Owens climbs to the top rope.

Jimmy Uso quickly runs down to ringside and distracts Owens. Sikoa slams Owens off the ropes. Sikoa smashes him in the corner with a running hip attack. Owens rolls out of the ring, and Sikoa hits a running hip attack into the LED barricade.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Sikoa grabs Owens and puts him in the ring. Sikoa takes his time and stalks the injured Owens. Sikoa chokes him on the ropes until the referee admonishes him. Jimmy Uso then punches Owens in the face. Sikoa uses the ropes to hit a big stomp to Owens’ midsection. Owens soon starts to fight back, but Sikoa levels him with a nasty right hand. Sikoa chokes him on the ropes before the referee yells at him. Owens then takes him out with a superkick. Both men are down. Owens gets up and goes for a senton splash, but Sikoa gets the knees up.

We come back from the break to see Sikoa put Owens on the top rope. Sikoa sets up for a superplex, but Owens fights him off and elbows him in the head. Owens gets down and charges, but Sikoa floors him with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Owens gets up in the corner. Sikoa charges for an avalanche, but he hits the ring post when Owens moves. Owens then takes him down with a DDT.

Owens punches back at the Enforcer, but Sikoa uppercuts him. Sikoa charges, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first when Owens moves. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Sikoa pushes him off. Owens punches Jimmy Uso off the apron. Owens superkicks Sikoa and knocks him into the corner. Owens connects with a Swanton Bomb, but Jimmy Uso breaks it up. Jimmy punches away at him, and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by Disqualification: Kevin Owens

Jimmy and Sikoa attack Owens. Jimmy sends him into the ring steps. Sikoa clears the commentary table and attacks Owens. Sikoa sets up for a big splash through the table, but Sami Zayn runs down for the save! Zayn attacks Jimmy from behind and takes out Sikoa. Zayn grabs a steel chair and swings it at Sikoa, but he runs away. Jimmy also avoids a chairshot and runs into the crowd.

The crowd loudly chants “Sami.” Owens is in the ring, but down in the corner. Zayn looks at his longtime friend and rival and offers a hand to help him up. Owens thinks about it, but pulls himself out of the ring and walks off. The crowd loudly boos. Zayn puts his head down in sadness.

Coming up next, we’ll hear from Bobby Lashley following his encounter with Uncle Howdy on SmackDown.

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WWE 2K23 is coming.

Replays are shown of Uncle Howdy attacking Bobby Lashley on SmackDown. Lashley took him out, but the lights went off before he could finish Uncle Howdy off.

Bobby Lashley says he came to SmackDown to face Bray Wyatt like a man. Instead, he sent out Uncle Howdy to do his dirty work. Lashley dares Wyatt to face him like a man. Wyatt’s video flashes in the background, but Lashley doesn’t notice.

Byron Saxton is backstage with Carmella and asks her about facing Bianca Belair. Carmella says Adam Pearce only gave her that match to get her out of his nonexistent hair. Carmella says she’ll embarrass Belair. Chelsea Green walks up and puts Carmella over. Carmella says Green should be in her corner tonight.

Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring.

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Non-Title Match
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Carmella w/ Chelsea Green

Replays are shown of Bianca Belair confronting Asuka, her WrestleMania opponent, last week. Carmella knocked Belair into Asuka.

Carmella takes Belair down, but Belair easily kips up and wags a finger at her. Belair hooks a side headlock. Carmella whips her off, but Belair easily shoulder tackles her down. Belair cartwheels over her. Belair leapfrogs her and charges, but Carmella pulls the ropes down to get her out of the ring. Carmella kicks her away and snaps her off the ropes. Carmella takes her down by the hair and taunts the crowd. Belair leapfrogs her and taunts her. Belair backflips over her and dropkicks her down. Belair gets the crowd going and charges. Carmella grabs her, but Belair knocks her back. Carmella rips Belair off the middle rope and slams her down.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Carmella taunts the crowd for a bit. Belair gets up in the corner and bounces Carmella off the turnbuckles. Carmella quickly pulls Belair down into the middle turnbuckle. Carmella elbows away at the head, and Belair collapses to the mat. Carmella puts her in the opposite corner and moonwalks before hitting a Bronco Buster for a two-count. Carmella applies a chin lock. Belair fights up and backs Carmella into the corner before throwing her down. Belair goes for a sidewalk slam, but Carmella gets out. Carmella boots her down for a two-count. Carmella attacks the back and clotheslines her down. Carmella continues to taunt the crowd before fighting off a comeback attempt from Belair. Carmella hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock.

Back from the break, Carmella cinches in the chin lock. Belair fights up and goes for a scoop slam, but Carmella slides off and pulls her down by the braid. Carmella goes to the top rope and hits a high cross-body block, but Belair rolls through and powers her up. Carmella gets out and pulls the braid, but Belair cuts her off. Carmella goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Belair counters with a backbreaker. Belair hits a handspring standing moonsault, but Chelsea Green distracts the referee. Belair pulls Green into the ring. As she does, Carmella superkicks Belair for a near fall.

Carmella pulls Belair up, but Belair powers her to the corner and shoulders her. Belair climbs the ropes and does the 10 punches. Belair backflips and sizes Carmella up. Green distracts, so Belair chases her out of the ring and throws her over the barricade. Belair gets in the ring, but Carmella rolls her up with her feet on the ropes. This still isn’t enough as Belair kicks out before three. Belair quickly hits the KOD for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair

Chelsea Green attacks Belair from behind. Carmella and Green double-team Belair. Asuka makes her way to the ring not dressed to compete. Asuka stares at Carmella and Green. Asuka spits blue mist into Green’s eyes. Carmella managed to escape it. Carmella and Green run away. Asuka and Belair stare at each other before looking at the WrestleMania sign.

Sami Zayn is walking backstage when he finds Kevin Owens. Zayn says he doesn’t know what else he has to do. Does Owens see what he’s saying? The Bloodline is too much for one person. Their history is complicated. They don’t need to be best friends, but they have the same objective. Neither of them can do it alone. They can do it together. Zayn begs him to listen to him. Zayn says he knows how The Bloodline works. Owens says he remembers Zayn staking his claim in this arena. Owens remembers. They’re too much for one man to fight. Owens has fought them for eight months. Maybe they could do this together, but Owens doesn’t want to do this with him. Maybe he was wrong. Maybe Zayn can just go back to Roman Reigns if he strokes his ego enough. Owens tells Zayn to just leave him out of it. Zayn looks dejected and walks off.

Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Logan Paul go face-to-face next.

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Video: Rhea Ripley hype video for her WrestleMania match against Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship

Replays are shown of Seth “Freakin” Rollins attacking The Miz on Miz TV. Rollins took Miz’s phone and called Logan Paul to goad him into coming to tonight’s Raw.

Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Logan Paul go face-to-face

The Miz is in the ring. In preparation for his hosting duties at WrestleMania, he’s going to moderate this event. Miz cannot let his bias get in the way. If anyone has an issue with that, they shouldn’t have used his phone to set it up.

Miz introduces social media sensation, Logan Paul. Logan Paul comes out to loud boos. Miz goes for a handshake, but Paul sidesteps him.


Seth “Freakin” Rollins comes out to the ring in one of his most ridiculous trenchcoats yet. It’s red and white, making him look like a pseudo-candy cane. The crowd loudly sings Rollins’ theme song. Miz holds a hand up and asks if they know what that means. When his hand goes up, their mouths go shut. They don’t listen and continue to sing. Miz says they need to listen to him. Rollins puts Miz’s microphone down and lets the crowd continue to sing. Paul says to Boston that this segment has a time limit so they need to shut up. This does stop the crowd from singing, but they instead loudly boo Paul.

The crowd now goes back to singing. This is amazing. Rollins greets Boston and tells them to look at what the cat dragged in. Live and in flesh, he’s gracing us with his presence, the social media star Logan Paul. The crowd boos Paul. A “Logan sucks” chant picks up. Rollins says it sounds like Boston knows who Paul is. Even though they’ve had their run-ins for the past couple of months, they haven’t been formally introduced. Rollins says he is a revolutionary and a visionary. He is Seth “Freakin” Rollins. The crowd sings his song again.

Logan Paul says he knows who Rollins is: the guy he dumped at the Royal Rumble and stomped at Elimination Chamber. Paul doesn’t know what Rollins’ problem is with him. Maybe because he embarrassed him twice or did more in one year than he’s done in 20. Paul is better at this than Rollins is. Paul is on his way in and Rollins is on the way out. Paul works harder, not smarter. If Paul were Rollins, he wouldn’t like him either. The Miz says Paul makes some good points. A “F**k you, Logan” chant picks up. Rollins says Paul does make some great points, but what he’s missing is none of that is the reason they don’t like him. Rollins says the people don’t like Paul because he is the scum of the earth. Paul is a coward, a troll, a fraud, and a human dumpster fire. They don’t want Logan Paul in their house. The crowd loudly cheers.

Rollins says Boston didn’t come here to see them mince words. Boston is here to see him get his pound of flesh. The time for talk is over. It’s time to fight. Paul stares intensely at Rollins. Rollins takes his jacket off. Miz puts a stop to this. As the moderator, it’s his job to make sure they don’t fight tonight. Paul tells Miz not to put words in his mouth. If he wants to fight Rollins tonight in Boston, then he’s gonna do it. If Paul wants something, he’s gonna do it. Paul isn’t gonna do that. Paul doesn’t fight for free. Paul is a premium act and is definitely not going to fight for free in Boston. The crowd boos Logan Paul. Paul tells them to get real. However, if the stage and the money were bigger… if they were somewhere with more star power, he’d consider it. Miz says he’s the host of WrestleMania and could make Seth “Freakin” Rollins versus Logan Paul at WrestleMania happen. Rollins asks if he could really make that happen. Rollins asks what they’re waiting for and throws Miz out of the ring.

Paul attacks Rollins and goes for a Stomp. Rollins avoids it and tackles him to the corner. Miz jumps on Rollins’ back, but Rollins superkicks him down. Logan Paul then knocks Rollins out with a big right hand! Paul says when Rollins wakes up, he should let him know about WrestleMania. Paul says, “Bye-bye, bitch,” and throws the microphone at him.

John Cena returns later tonight. We’ll also take a look at the face-to-face between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes on SmackDown.

Replays are shown of the VIP Lounge segment with MVP and Brock Lesnar. MVP accidentally spat Lesnar’s drink in his face after it proved to be too strong for him. Lesnar dropped MVP with an F-5.

Omos makes his way to the ring alongside MVP. He’ll be in action against Dolph Ziggler next.

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Omos w/ MVP vs. Dolph Ziggler

Mustafa Ali is at ringside holding up a sign that says “We love Dolph.” Earlier today, Mustafa Ali told Dolph Ziggler that he got him a match against Omos.

The bell rings, and Ziggler yells at Mustafa Ali at ringside. Ziggler sidesteps Omos and jumps on Omos’ back for a sleeper hold. Omos slams him off and charges, but Ziggler elbows him back. Ziggler boots Omos and charges, but Omos big boots him down. Omos hits a tree slam for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Omos

MVP says all the hype he needs to hype up the WrestleMania match between Brock Lesnar and Omos is what Omos just did. Lesnar should have never put his hands on MVP. The Nigerian Giant will tame the beast at WrestleMania.

Maxxine Dupri, ma.cé, and mån.sôör are talking about Otis. Baron Corbin comes up and thinks they’re talking about him. Corbin says he has been on a string of bad luck and needed that. They tell him they’re talking about Otis. Corbin asks what Otis has that he doesn’t. They say things like charisma and the “it” factor, as well as hair. Corbin says he looks like Bruce Willis. mån.sôör shouts that Corbin is a troglodyte and not Bruce Willis. Maxxine says if Corbin can take out the short, ugly one (Gable) she’ll consider taking him on.

The Judgment Day makes their way to the ring.

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Jimmy Uso is taping up backstage. Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman are with him. Heyman says Jimmy Uso is going to be the one that solves the Sami Zayn problem. Jimmy will make sure the Tribal Chief never hears the name “Sami” again. To do this with all the pressure of having to bring Jey Uso back to the Bloodline by the end of the week is impressive. If Jimmy doesn’t, the Tribal Chief won’t blame Heyman or Solo Sikoa. The Tribal Chief will blame Jimmy Uso.

Sami Zayn will face Jimmy Uso later tonight.

Finn Bálor w/ The Judgment Day vs. Johnny Gargano w/ Dexter Lumis

The bell rings, and they lock up. Bálor quickly takes him down. Bálor applies a side headlock, but Gargano whips him off. Bálor quickly shoulder tackles him. Gargano takes Bálor down and applies a hammerlock. Bálor gets to the ropes and elbows him in the face. Bálor applies an armbar. Gargano fights up and hits an arm drag into an armbar. Bálor fights up and rakes the face. Bálor clubs him in the back and applies an armbar. Gargano fights out and kicks him back, but Bálor quickly hits the ropes and clotheslines him down. Bálor puts Gargano in the corner and shoulders him. Bálor whips him to the opposite corner, but Gargano boots him back. Gargano hits a running hurricanrana and dropkicks him out of the ring. Bálor gets startled by Lumis, so Gargano hits him with a suicide dive.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Gargano attacks Bálor at ringside before getting him into the ring for a sliding kick. Gargano picks up a two-count. Bálor begs him off and goes for a handshake. Gargano kicks Bálor and punches him. Bálor rolls through a sunset flip and dropkicks Gargano for a two-count. Bálor knocks Gargano into the ropes and distracts the referee. Rhea Ripley punches Gargano in the face, and Bálor picks up a two-count. Bálor applies a chin lock. Gargano tries to fight up, but Bálor takes him down for a two-count. Bálor stomps Gargano.

We come back from the break to see Bálor continuing to stomp Gargano. Bálor goes for a leaping stomp, but Gargano boots him in the face. Bálor reverses a whip, but Gargano ducks a clothesline and hits a running cross-body. Gargano takes Bálor down and hits a discus clothesline. Gargano knocks Bálor out of the ring with a step-up enzuigiri. Gargano lands on the apron after Bálor avoids a plancha. Gargano hits Bálor with a slingshot spear for a near fall. Gargano hits Bálor with double knees in the corner and goes for a superkick, but Bálor hits a Sling Blade. Bálor sets up for a Woo Dropkick, but Gargano superkicks him twice for a near fall.

Gargano hits the ropes and goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Bálor counters into a falling elbow drop for a two-count. Bálor mounts Gargano and punches away at him. Bálor talks trash, so Gargano rolls him up for a two-count. Gargano boots Bálor in the face. Ripley distracts the referee, so Gargano hits Dominik Mysterio with a cannonball off the apron. Gargano gets in the ring, but Bálor takes him down and hits a double stomp to the midsection. Bálor hits a Woo Dropkick and goes to the top rope.

“You think you know me…”

Edge’s music hits to a HUGE ovation. Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley wait for Edge on the stage. Edge comes through the crowd and shoves Bálor off the top rope into the ropes. Gargano hits Bálor with One Final Beat for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Johnny Gargano

Dexter Lumis takes Damian Priest out at ringside. Edge gets in the ring and splits Bálor in half with a huge Spear! Edge shouts, “This is not over!” Edge leaves through the crowd.

Video Package: Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes went face-to-face on SmackDown

Nikki Cross will face Piper Niven next.

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This May, WWE King and Queen of the Ring returns on May 27 from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Byron Saxton catches up with Edge backstage. Edge says two weeks ago, Finn Bálor cost him a match that he shouldn’t have lost. No disrespect to Johnny Gargano, but Bálor shouldn’t have lost tonight. Edge is tired of the attacks. Edge will be in the center of the ring next week. Edge tells Bálor to meet him there.

Nikki Cross vs. Piper Niven

Nikki Cross attacks Piper Niven before she gets in the ring. Cross jumps on Niven’s back and pulls the hair. Cross knocks Niven back. Niven tells the referee to ring the bell. The match begins. Cross hits Niven with a cross-body block. Niven gets out of the ring and looks furious. Niven gets on the apron and head-butts Cross back. Cross hits a dropkick and a throat thrust. Niven quickly hits Cross with a mistimed Black Hole Slam for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Piper Niven

Niven keeps rubbing her face in pain after Cross kept raking it.

We go backstage to see Rick Boogs trying to lift a truck with no success. Elias walks up, and Boogs freaks out that he doesn’t have his notes. Elias says Boogs needs to do things on his own. Elias tells Boogs to go over to Bronson Reed and says, “I want to fight you.” Boogs does. Reed comes over to Elias and says he’ll fight Elias next week. It’s Elias’s funeral. Elias asks Boogs what he said, and Boogs says he told Reed that Elias wants to fight him. Elias says Boogs has a lot to learn.

John Cena returns next.

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Becky G will perform America the Beautiful on WrestleMania Night One on Saturday, April 1.

John Cena returns to Monday Night Raw

John Cena’s music comes out, and he comes out to the stage to an ENORMOUS pop! Cena looks into the camera and says his regular cameraman Stu has the day off. Stu should be here to hear this. This is good.

Cena gets in the ring and takes a microphone. Before he can say anything, United States Champion Austin Theory makes his way to the ring! Theory gets in the ring and encourages the crowd to chant for Cena. Theory says he has all the respect in the world for Cena. The people might not know this, but Theory only became a WWE Superstar because of Cena. Cena inspired him with his hustle, loyalty, and respect. Theory thanks Cena for that. Theory is coming out here with a gift for Cena. This is a gift from the bottom of his heart and bigger than any movie role Cena will do. It’s the gift of Cena and Theory one-on-one on the Grandest Stage of Them All for the United States Championship.

Cena thinks about it and simply says, “No.” Cena says he took a second to think about it and thought it over. Cena is not interested in Theory’s gift because he hasn’t earned the right to give it. Cena has been watching and listening to Theory. Cena just doesn’t care, just like every single person, we don’t care about Theory. Why? They don’t care about Theory because they don’t believe him. They don’t believe Theory because Theory doesn’t believe Theory. Theory is a generic kid out here in fancy sneakers wearing sunglasses indoors, but he has no heart. Cena points out a sign that says “Austin Theory is a John Cena wannabe.” Cena is the Ghost of Christmas Future for Theory. Theory is in his ruthless aggression phase. Ruthless Aggression almost got him fired. It was a great opportunity, but Cena didn’t believe in himself. Theory has received numerous opportunities, but it’s not enough. Theory has no heart and soul. The people are here tonight out of respect for the past 20 years. They believe in Cena. They don’t believe in Theory. Theory is a pair of trunks away from being a jabroni.

Cena is going to say something good now. Theory has the best name in WWE history. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, and The Undertaker. There’s no name better than Austin Theory because that’s exactly what he is: a theory. In theory, he should be great. In theory, he’s everything a WWE executive looks for. In theory, everyone here should be here to see him… but no one cares. Theory is wasting their time. So on behalf of Boston, we would like to give Theory a gift. Cena tells Theory to shut up, turn around, get out of the ring, and they’ll let him walk out of here in one piece. A loud “Cena” chant picks up.

Theory says he’s not going anywhere just like the bald spot on Cena’s head isn’t. Cena takes off his hat and shows it off. Cena says he’s proud of the senior circuit. Theory says Cena has a reverse on everything. Theory sees all these shirts for Cena that say, “Never give up.” Is John Cena saying no? Is John Cena saying that he’s giving up? The hat says, “Respect.” Where is the respect for the people? Cena has a golden ticket against the greatest United States Champion at WrestleMania, and he’s going to give up. Where’s the hustle? Where’s the loyalty? Where’s the respect? Don’t they want to see John Cena at WrestleMania? Theory tells them to shut up because Cena said no. Theory realizes that Cena was his childhood hero, but you don’t want to meet your hero because they disappoint when you do.

Cena puts his head down. Cena says he’d rather be bald than have them pipe in fake crowd noise because no one cares. Theory is a dumb son of a bitch. Cena didn’t say no because he is giving up. He said no to save Theory because he’s not ready. If they have a match at WrestleMania and Theory loses, he loses everything. He’s done. If Theory wins at WrestleMania, he still loses everything. Theory can win the day, but he’ll have to go out the Monday after all alone and explain. The audience will eat Theory alive. They see what he sees. Theory is full of crap. Cena says Theory really left him no choice because he brought the crowd into it. Now Cena has to ask them to see what they’re going to do. Cena turns to Boston and thanks his family for being here tonight because it means a lot to him. Cena asks for help on this decision. Do they want to see Austin Theory vs. John Cena at WrestleMania? The crowd loudly cheers, and a “YES” chant starts up. Cena says his hair isn’t just going. So is his hearing. Cena asks again, and they respond. Cena says he may not care about Theory, but he’ll never give up on them. Cena tells Theory to remember this moment because he just made the biggest mistake of his life. At WrestleMania, it’s going to be Austin Theory vs. John Cena. Cena wishes him luck because he doesn’t have the brains, heart, or balls.

Cena’s music starts to play, but Cena stops it. Cena says he really needs to work on that last bit. Cena walks off but stops. In no way, shape, or form is Austin Theory ready for WrestleMania, but Boston deserves to see someone that is. Cena introduces “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes. Rhodes comes out to a big reception. Cena and Rhodes embrace on the stage. Cena holds Rhodes’s arm up.

Cathy Kelley finds Sami Zayn backstage. She asks for his comments about facing Jimmy Uso and being rejected by Kevin Owens. Zayn says Owens is right about what happened at WarGames, but everything has changed now. The one guy who had his back through thick and thin in Jimmy Uso now has to take him out. If Jimmy Uso can’t take him out, then it’s the end of him. Zayn has to see the end of Roman Reigns. Tonight will not be Jimmy Uso’s night.


Chad Gable and Otis make their way to the ring.

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Chad Gable w/ Otis vs. Baron Corbin

Corbin takes it to Gable at the start of the match and applies a torture rack. Gable gets out and takes him down before hitting a Rolling German Suplex. Gable goes to the top rope but lands on his feet when Corbin moves. Corbin hits a chokeslam backbreaker. Corbin talks some trash, so Gable clips the leg and applies an ankle lock for the victory.

Winner by Submission: Chad Gable

Video Package: Becky Lynch and Lita defeat Damage CTRL to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship after an assist from Trish Stratus

Coming up next, we’ll see the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Trish Stratus.

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The Miz and Maryse star in a “Top Gun: Maverick” WrestleMania commercial.

It’s official: Seth “Freakin” Rollins will take on Logan Paul at WrestleMania.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Becky Lynch and Lita come to the ring. Lynch says when a couple of legends stand side-by-side, they don’t miss. Lita says when Lynch gave her the opportunity to go for the Tag Team Titles, you have two choices: pass on it or make history as they do. Dakota Kai and IYO SKY didn’t make it easy, but they made it worth it. A “You deserve it” chant picks up. Lita says as Lynch’s friend and tag team partner, she thanks her. There’s a special equalizer they haven’t thanked yet.

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus makes her way to the ring. Stratus says she’s so happy to see Lynch and Lita as champions. She had to come out and put a stop to Bayley.

Damage CTRL makes their way to the ring. Bayley says all they got was another trophy for their cases at their expense, but she sees through them. Stratus says she can go from retired to was retired very quickly. Stratus says she’d love to shut Bayley up and challenges Damage CTRL to a match at WrestleMania. Bayley accepts, which seems to upset IYO SKY and Dakota Kai. Kai and Sky try to attack Stratus and Lita, but they’re quickly knocked out of the ring. Lynch and Bayley go face-to-face. Lynch blocks a right hand and punches her. Lita and Stratus each get a punch in, and Damage CTRL retreats.

Scheduled for next week:

— Edge calls out Finn Bálor about WrestleMania
— Elias vs. Bronson Reed
— Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Chelsea Green (non-title)

Jimmy Uso is walking backstage with Solo Sikoa. He’ll face Sami Zayn next.

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Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso w/ Solo Sikoa vs. Sami Zayn

The bell rings, and Zayn takes Jimmy down with some punches. Zayn clotheslines him over the top rope. Jimmy quickly punches Zayn and sends him into the barricade. Zayn hits a back body drop into the timekeeper’s area.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Zayn takes it to Jimmy at ringside before getting him in the ring. Zayn comes off the second rope, but Jimmy uppercuts him out of midair. Jimmy stomps away at Zayn and knocks him to the apron. Jimmy hits a suplex on the apron, and Zayn falls to the floor. Jimmy takes it to Zayn for the remainder.

We come back from the break to see Jimmy talking trash to Zayn. Zayn fights back with some right hands. Jimmy reverses a whip to the corner, but Zayn boots him. Zayn kicks him in the face a few times and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Zayn comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for another two-count. Zayn continues to fight him, but Jimmy sends him out of the ring. Solo Sikoa lurks nearby, but the referee isn’t having it. The referee ejects Sikoa from ringside! Zayn hits Jimmy with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Zayn cannot believe it and goes for a suplex. Jimmy gets out and uppercuts him. Jimmy chops the chest, but Zayn leaps over him. Jimmy pushes Zayn into the ropes and hits a pop-up Samoan Drop for a near fall. Zayn gets to his feet, and they trade punches. Zayn blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy hits an enzuigiri. Jimmy grabs Zayn by the hair and pulls him up to his feet. Jimmy puts him on the top rope and punches him. Zayn fights off a superplex attempt and unloads with clubs. Zayn hits a sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall!

Back from the final break of the evening, Zayn goes to the top rope, but Jimmy kicks him in the face. Zayn pushes him away and jumps, but Jimmy superkicks him out of midair.

All of a sudden, Jey Uso makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Jimmy looks at his brother. Jimmy ducks a Helluva Kick and punches away at him. Zayn quickly rolls him up for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Sami Zayn

Zayn gets out of the ring and stands in the entranceway. Jey gets in the ring and looks at his brother. Jimmy looks disappointed. Jey approaches his brother and has tears in his eyes. Jey puts his hands on Jimmy’s shoulders before grabbing his shirt. Jey is fighting back his emotions before walking off on his brother.

Jey leaves the ring and approaches Sami Zayn. Jey looks at Jimmy before approaching Zayn. Jey says, “I trust you.” Jey embraces Zayn to a huge ovation. Jimmy drops to a knee. Zayn is fired up. Jey holds one finger up, as does Zayn. Zayn says, “It’s not too late, Jimmy.” Jey then superkicks Zayn down! The crowd cannot believe it! Jey shouts if Zayn really thought he was going to choose him.

Jey throws Zayn into the ring, and The Usos double-team him. Solo Sikoa runs down and joins in. Cody Rhodes quickly runs down to the ring and stands over Zayn to protect him. The Bloodline backs off.

Quick Match Results

— Kevin Owens def. Solo Sikoa via DQ
— Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair def. Carmella (non-title)
— Omos def. Dolph Ziggler
— Johnny Gargano def. Finn Bálor
— Piper Niven def. Nikki Cross
— Chad Gable def. Baron Corbin via Submission
— Sami Zayn def. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso

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