WWE Monday Night Raw 3/21/16…HHH’s Rage

Tonight, we are 13 days away from Wrestlemania.  I expect the build to be more tonight, there has to be focus of the major storylines, so expect a lot of talking too.

Raw in 15 minutes, keep checking here tonight.

Last Monday, Roman Reigns made his return, to take out HHH.

We are live in Philly and kick the show off with one of the principle owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon.

Steph tells us her husband HHH will not be here tonight.  But those who seek refunds, you have 60 seconds to get to the box office for that.  HHH has corporate business to take care of, and it has nothing to do with Roman Reigns vicious attack last week.  And this is why Reigns will never be WWE World Champion, (But Steph, he is a 2-time champion now).  He doesn’t have intellect, and he can’t think of the big plan.  She and her husband can buy anything they want, to gain what they want.

Here comes Roman Reigns.

Roman waits until she says HHH is not here, and he comes in to try to intimidate her?  This is her company, this is her ring, and her husband will beat him at Wrestlemania.

Reigns shuts her up, and we all want to know the real reason HHH isn’t here?  Because he knew Reigns would beat his ass again in Broad Street.

He’s going to her arena, walk into her ring, and he is going to take his WWE World Heavyweight Title, and there is nothing Stephanie or her daddy can do about it.

She tries to slap him, but Roman stops him, and says he is NOW The Authority.

Tonight, Hell in a Cell announcement.

But next, “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles Vs Kevin Owens.

With some help from Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens rolled up AJ Styles and pinned him, in what was a great match.  But terrible ending.

Owens shows us the IC Title, and he asked if we see this.  It’s The Kevin Owens show, and in 13 days, the biggest event of the year will take place.  And people want to know who will face Owens for his Intercontinental Title, at KOMania.

Dolph Ziggler comes out, but he lost his spot for Mania last week, right?

Nobody deserves a spot against Owens more than he does.

But here come The Miz.

Miz believes he should get a title shot.  But here comes Sami Zayn.

Sami has waited a long time to get his hands on Kevin Owens, and he can’t think of a better place to do it than competing for the IC Title at Wrestlemania.

Owens tells them nobody deserves a title shot.  But in the interest of fairness, he will go to The Authority, and we will get a Triple Threat match to determine who faces Owens for his Intercontinental Title, at KOMania.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Strowman.

Earlier today, Ambrose was in the streets of Philadelphia.

Dean runs into Terry Funk.  The Funkster gives him a chainsaw, which is beautiful.  It still works too, after all of these years.

Owens goes up to Stephanie, and confirms the triple threat match tonight, to determine who faces Owens at Wrestlemania.

We hear from WWE legends and superstars on their thoughts about Shane McMahon’s WWE return.

In 13 nights, Shane McMahon Vs The Undertaker, inside Hell in a Cell.

But next, Big E. Vs Rusev.

Sheamus tells us they gave The New Day a small taste of what to expect at Wrestlemania.  They sent them back to the unicorns, because they aren’t even in the same class as League of Nations.

We see what happened last week on Raw.

Del Rio tell us New Day sucks.

Ohhhhhh Philly, don’t you dare be sour, clap for your world-famous 2-time WWE Champs, and FEEL THE POWER!!!

It’s a NEW DAY, yes it is.

Last week, you might have put your hands on your boys, but one thing is clear, New Day does not suck.  New Day has never sucked.

Xavier isn’t surprised they started talking that garbage, because exhibit A, you are trash.

Exhibit B.  You are trash.

But they aren’t done there, they are trash.

And Kofi brings up thank God Rusev finally has boot on his feet, because he had smelly feet, and he scared the kids.  But what happened to Del Rio.  He used to have a big limo, a big house, his own announcer, and now he is wasted in League of Nations.  And King Barrett, he is King of the Ring, yet he has no cape, no sector, no crown, what a wasted talent in League of Nations.

Which brings us to Sheamus, his parents must have known he’d be a shame because they named him Shameus.

But never fear, all of that can be rectified with a big box of Booty-O’s.

Because New Day Rocks.

Now we have a big fight with all 7 men.

Big E. Vs Rusev is next.

Big E. wins the match with a Big Ending.  This was a fun match here that saw all 7 men get involved.

Tonight, Mr. McMahon is here, with a Hell in a Cell match announcement.

Also tonight, Ambrose Vs Strowman.

We hear from Bray Wyatt now.

The Apocalypse is here, and there is a chance to be born again.

The new beginning can’t happen without a sacrifice.  There is a new arrival, and when this happens, Bray Wyatt will sit at his rightful throne.

Run.

We are having another Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania, and here comes The Big Show, who has a chance to repeat.

Big Show loves Philly.

He has said things in the past, such as saying he is the greatest giant of all time.  He has to say that, to keep confidence in himself, but the truth is the greatest giant is Andre The Giant.  There will be many giants, many superstars come in, but nobody will touch the legend.  It was important for him to win Andre The Giant Battle Royal match, and it will be important for him to win it 2 times.

Social Outcasts come out.

They like their chances in the big match.

Big Show isn’t troubled by them.

All four men come to the ring, oh boy.

All four men take Big Show out, but here comes “The Demon” Kane.

Kane take them all out.

Now Big Show gives Kane a big hug.  And Kane gives Show a Chokeslam on the middle rope.

Fire goes off, message was sent.

A Wrestlemania Rewind match is next, Chris Jericho Vs Fandango.

Fifth Harmony is going to sing America The Beautiful.

12 nights from now, is the WWE Hall of Fame.  The newest inductee is Stan “The Lariant” Hanson.

Jericho Vs Fandaaaaaaangoooooooooooooo is now.

Jericho wins with a Codebreaker, despite AJ Styles trying to distract Chris with a Y2Jackass chant.

So AJ goes after Chris, but Jericho leaves the ring.

AJ thought Chris was the best in the world at what he does, but it seems like Chris is the best in the world at running away from AJ.

AJ has competed all over the world, but there is one place he hasn’t competed in.  Chris thinks the fans chose AJ over Jericho.  So how about Chris face AJ at Wrestlemania, and then he will show the world, and Chris why they chant AJ Styles.

More video of superstars and legends think of The Undertaker Vs Shane McMahon.  We will get a more special look, on Raw.

We are 13 days away from Wrestlemania, live in Philadelphia.

More video of legends discussing their thoughts on Shane McMahon Vs The Undertaker.

Tonight, Vince McMahon has a big announcement for Hell in a Cell match.

But next, Triple Threat match to see who faces KO at KOMania.

Oh brilliant, Kevin Owens is giving us Zack Ryder Vs Sin Cara Vs Stardust, winner gets IC Title shot at Mania.

The match ends in a no contest when Ziggler, Miz, and Zayn all come out to attack Owens.

Earlier tonight, Reigns made it clear to Stephanie, he is The Authority now.

Stephanie is on the phone with HHH, feeling a bit scared.  She wants to leave now, but Owens interrupt her and wants things done.  She gives him a match at Wrestlemania for the IC Title, in a 7-man Ladder Match.

Zack Ryder gets a Wrestlemania match!!

HHH picks his wife up, and Reigns is waiting for them.

He wants more of HHH.

HHH gives him a cheap shot, and leaves the building.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Reigns attacks HHH.

In 13 nights, HHH vs Reigns for the WWE World Title.

Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks is at the commentary table.

We are getting Charlotte Vs Natalya, now.

Charlotte pins Natalya, clean in the ring.

In 13 days, Charlotte will face Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.

Earlier in the day, Dean Ambrose runs into Terry Funk in a Philly bar.

Terry gave him a gift, chainsaw.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Braun Strowman.

The Rock returns in 13 nights, for Wrestlemania.

Bubba Ray Vs R-Truth is now.

Bubba wins with a kick to the head.

After the match, the Dudleyz attack Truth, and here comes Goldust.  Out goes Goldust, but here come The Usos.

Here come the tables.

But Bubba saves his brother, and move him out of the ring.

In 13 days, The Dudleyz Vs The Usos.

Next, Mr. McMahon has an announcement.

Here comes Mr. McMahon.

He wants to remind us his former son Shane will compete against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, inside Hell in a Cell.  If a miracle happens, it would mean his son Shane would run Raw.  It also would mean his daughter and son-in-law would quit the business, and it also means more than likely, we would see the last of Vince.

The crowd loves that idea.

The fans want Shane to win?  That enables Shane, and they want him to do what he can’t do.

We see footage of last Monday, when Taker took down Shane.

That was sweet, but it will take more than 3 chokeslams to stop Shane.  He will risk life and limb, and he believes Shane is the most formidable opponent for Undertaker, at Wrestlemania.  So will Taker win at Wrestlemania?  He better, because while he is his “Instrument of Destruction”, he can put him down.  So, if Undertaker loses, this will be his last Wrestlemania.

Everything is on the line.

“The Lunatic Fringe” Vs Braun Strowman is next.

Brock Lesnar will be on Smackdown this week, but Paul Heyman is at commentary.

Ambrose loses by DQ when he nails Strowman with a chair, and after the match, Dean hits Dirty Deeds, to show Paul Heyman what he can do, and the show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Not much from the World Title scene, which made HHH look weak here.  I get they want to paint Reigns as a badass, but one thing HHH has never been a cowardly heel.  Just very unfortunate.

Vince McMahon making the announcement about Taker Vs Shane was weird too, and why doesn’t Taker have a say in this?  Outstanding video though, showcasing the heart Shane McMahon has.

Styles Vs Owens was a classic, but such a horrible ending.

I loved the Terry Funk sighting too.

So in other words, a bit of a mixed bag here.  Next week’s Raw has to be a slam dunk, because this has been a piss-poor buildup to the biggest matches.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Kevin Gillman
I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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