Last night’s episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta. Segments advertised for tonight’s episode were a face-off between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar as well as a QnA session between the Team of Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey and the Team of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H ahead of their respective matches this Sunday.
Here are some of the highlights from last night’s show:
- WWE Commentator Jonathan Coachman opened the show last night and he was to oversee the QnA session between Angle/Rousey and Triple H/Stephanie.
- Both teams traded verbal insults but things got a bit heated after Stephanie McMahon brought up Ronda Rousey’s losses in the UFC. However, Rousey responded by saying that she is going to rip Stephanie’s arm out of her socket come Sunday.
- Both teams got up to shake hands with each other before Triple H attacked Angle which eventually led to Stephanie sending Rousey through the table.
- Bayley def. Sonya Deville (via pinfall). After the match, Absolution beat up Bayley but Sasha Banks made the save. However, after an argument, Bayley ended up attacking Banks which led to Absolution getting back into the ring and beating them up again.
- Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor (via pinfall).
- Sheamus and Cesaro cut a promo on Braun Strowman and how he still doesn’t have a partner at WrestleMania and therefore he will never get the Tag Team gold. However, Braun Strowman came out and offered to bring out his partner IF he was granted a match against any one of them.
- Braun Strowman came out in a white coat and glasses and claimed that he is Braun’s brother, “Brains Strowman” and ended up attacking both members of the Bar.
- “Woken” Matt Hardy def. Goldust (via pinfall).
- John Cena once again cut a promo on the Undertaker. However, he said that they’ve run out of time and he will have to go to WrestleMania as a fan.
- Cena said that he could have chosen to be Braun Strowman’s partner or entered the Battle Royal but he does not deserve to take another Superstar’s spot after his consecutive losses. Cena explained that it is the reason why he called out another legend because it’s the most appropriate match to have.
- John Cena left the ring in disappointment once again after getting no response from the Undertaker.
- Elias def. Heath Slater (via pinfall).
- Braun Strowman attacked Curt Hawkins backstage after he offered to be his partner at WrestleMania.
- Nia Jax cut a vicious promo on Alexa Bliss.
- Dana Brooke and Asuka def. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James (via submission). After the match, Mickie and Alexa decided to beat up Asuka and Brooke before Nia Jax made the save.
- Paul Heyman came out with Brock Lesnar and cut a brutal promo on Roman Reigns. When Reigns tried to enter the ring, he was stopped by a number of Superstars.
- Reigns asked the Superstars if they were actually defending a part-timer. The Superstars discussed amongst themselves and decided to let Reigns have his way with Lesnar.
- Reigns attacked Lesnar with consecutive attacks and stood tall with the Universal Title. However, Lesnar got back up and hit Reigns with an F5 and left the ring.