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- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Angle says he is honored to be competing at ‘Mania 34 with Ronda Rousey. Angle says he feels sorry for what they are going to do to Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, Angle says that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar isn’t here tonight. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Reigns says he isn’t surprised that Lesnar isn’t here. Reigns wonders if Lesnar is going to face any repercussions before calling Lesnar “Vince’s boy,” Reigns also says that Vince McMahon is the real problem.
Reigns talks about all of the sacrifices he and the other wrestlers make year round for the WWE, Reigns then says he won’t be disrespected by Vince. Reigns walks backstage before bumping into Vince and Shane McMahon as Vince demands we go to a commercial break.
- Renee Young is shown outside of Vince McMahon’s office, Reigns walks out and refuses to speak with her. Vince walks out and says Brock Lesnar isn’t anybody’s boy, Vince says he had no intention of disrespecting Reigns. Vince quotes The Rock against Reigns and he says Reigns needs to “know his role and shut his mouth,” Vince says that Lesnar has earned certain privileges before saying Lesnar will be here next week on WWE Raw. Vince also announces that Reigns has been temporarily suspended for his disrespectful actions.
Sonya Deville w/Mandy Rose & Paige vs. Sasha Banks w/Bayley
The match begins with Banks cracking Deville with a few forearm strikes, Banks catches Deville with a roll up for a near fall. Banks then catches Deville with a few drops kicks for another near fall, Banks throws Deville out of the ring as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Deville holding Banks in a body scissors, Deville releases the hold to slam Banks for a near fall. Deville traps Banks in the corner before landing a series of strikes, Deville reapplies the body scissors to Banks. Banks gets up with Deville on her back and she eventually gets Deville off of her, Deville then hits Banks with a kick and knee strike for a near fall.
Deville corners Banks again before nailing her with shoulder thrusts, Deville crashes into the middle turnbuckle after Banks moves out of the way from a charging Deville. Banks goes to the middle rope to land a double knee strike for a near fall, Rose tries distracting Banks and Bayley takes care of her. Banks catches Deville in the Bank Statement and a tap out follows.
Winner: Sasha Banks w/Bayley
After the match, Bayley walks backstage and Absolution attacks Sasha Banks.
- A video airs announcing that Kid Rock is being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
- The Miz is in the ring for Miz TV, The Miz announces they will face The Bar tonight for a tag team title shot at ‘Mania 34. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are the special guests for tonight, Miz says he and Rollins are the workhorses of the WWE. Miz blames Balor for not allowing him and Rollins to have a singles match at ‘Mania 34, Rollins says Miz is just trying to play games with everybody. Miz calls Balor the man…in bingo halls, Miz brings up how Balor defeated Rollins to become the first ever WWE Universal Champion. Balor also says that he isn’t falling for Miz’s tricks either, Miz continues to try and stir the pot until Rollins tells him to shut up.
Rollins says he is going to become the WWE Intercontinental Champion at ‘Mania 34, Balor also makes the same promise. Balor gets angry and he wants a match with Rollins tonight, Balor and Rollins go face to face before attacking The Miz. Balor gets Miz out of the ring and then Rollins attacks Balor from behind.
- The Miztourage attacks The Bar multiple times before their upcoming match, another brawl breaks out between both teams inside of the ring. The Revival hit the ring and they join the brawl, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows join the brawl as it spills outside of the ring. Titus Worldwide joins the brawl along Heath Slater and Rhyno, the brawl continues between all of the teams. The Bar eventually escape the brawl with Cesaro going through the crowd and Sheamus going up the entrance ramp.
- John Cena makes his way to the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Cena says he has found his road to ‘Mania 34. Cena says he has failed at each opportunity both brands have given him to get to ‘Mania 34, Cena says that he isn’t contributing to ‘Mania 34 this year. Cena says that he is going to be a fan at this years event, Cena hops into the crowd to celebrate with the WWE Universe. Cena then changes his mind and he challenges The Undertaker to a match at ‘Mania 34, Cena says the only person keeping the match from happening is The Undertaker. Cena tells ‘Taker to get over his own ego after losing last year, Cena wants The Undertaker to stop hiding behind excuses. Cena also calls ‘Taker a self centered, conceded maniac. Cena says he is either going to ‘Mania 34 as a fan or as an opponent for The Undertaker.
- The Bar is backstage complaining to Raw GM Kurt Angle about the attack earlier tonight, Sheamus says The Bar wants to be traded to Smackdown Live. Angle says there is going to be a tag team battle royal tonight to determine who faces The Bar at ‘Mania 34.
- Highlight are shown from last weeks Symphony Of Destruction Match.
- Elias is in the ring and he blames everybody for what happened to him last week, Elias leaves a guitar in the ring and he walks away.
- Braun Strowman is shown backstage and he talks about the Symphony Of Destruction Match, Strowman complains that he doesn’t have a match at ‘Mania 34 yet.
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
The match begins with a shoving match breaking out between the two, Rollins and Balor take turns working over each others arms. Balor drops Rollins with a forearm strike before applying a headlock, Rollins recovers and drops a charging Balor with a back elbow strike. Rollins waits for Balor to get up before landing a snap mare and kick to the back, Rollins traps Balor in the corner while landing a plethora of strikes. Rollins also traps Balor in the ropes while landing some chops, Balor rolls through a Rollins sunset flip to land a drop kick. Balor then gets Rollins out of the ring before landing a basement drop kick, Balor goes to the ring apron to land a penalty kick on Rollins as we go to a commercial break.
We return from the break to see Rollins wrenching away on the head of Balor, Rollins releases the hold to go to the arena floor and attack Balor with a running knee strike. Rollins gets back in the ring to get a near fall on a pin attempt, Rollins applies a chin lock to a downed Balor. Balor gets free and Rollins sends him face first into the middle turnbuckle, Rollins misses a springboard knee strike and Balor catches him with forearm strikes. Balor then catches a cornered Rollins with a few running chops, Rollins gets to the top rope and Balor gets him down with an enzaguri. Balor then hits Rollins with a falling elbow strike for a near fall, Rollins blocks the 1916 attempt from Balor and a striking exchange breaks out between the two.
Rollins nails Balor with an enzaguri after eating an overhead kick, Rollins misses a curb stomp and Balor lands a double stomp a short time later. Balor then hits Rollins with a sling blade, Rollins then catches a charging Balor with a super kick for a near fall. Rollins then hits a cornered Balor with a few running forearm strikes, Rollins misses a charge in the corner and Balor nails him with an enzaguri. Balor goes to the top rope and Rollins meets him up there, Rollins catches Rollins with a superplex. Rollins then goes for a falcon arrow and Balor counters with a small package for a three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
- A video announcing the first annual Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal at ’Mania 34.
- A video package airs highlight the feud between Ronda Rousey, Kurt Angle, Stephanie McMahon & Triple H.
- Asuka is shown walking backstage.
- Asuka makes her way to the ring for an interview with Charly Caruso, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and Mickie James interrupt before Asuka can say a word. Bliss mocks the English speaking skills of Asuka, Bliss says that Asuka is a great competitor who is very smart. James wonders how Asuka is keeping the undefeated streak alive, Bliss claims that Asuka challenged Charlotte for ‘Mania 34 to avoid a match with her. Bliss says that Asuka knows she cannot defeat Bliss at ‘Mania 34, Bliss says Asuka was smart to face the B show champion. Asuka says she wants to fight the best women’s champion in the WWE and that’s why she chose Charlotte, Asuka challenges Bliss to a match right now. Bliss says that Asuka can face “this woman” while pointing to the entrance ramp and nobody shows up, James attacks Asuka as we go to a commercial break.
Asuka vs. Mickie James w/Alexa Bliss
The match is joined in progress and we see James kicking away at a cornered Asuka, James gets a few near falls on Asuka before landing some more strikes. James also attacks Asuka with a few cross face strikes and a knee strike, Asuka recovers and she nails James with a hip attack. Asuka then nails James with a series of kicks and James rolls out of the ring, Asuka then nails James with a sliding kick before getting her back in the ring. James gets back out of the ring and Asuka throws her into the LED screen by the ring apron, Asuka goes for a head kick and James ducks so Asuka’s shin nails the ring post. Asuka gets in the ring and James goes to work on her injured leg, James grabs the leg of Asuka and she smashes it into the ring post.
James would then trap the leg of Asuka in the ropes while twisting away on it, Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock and James rolls her up for a near fall. Asuka recovers and she nails James with a head kick, Asuka and James have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. James goes to the corner and Asuka nails her with a hip attack followed by an elevated knee strike, James recovers to attack the injured leg of Asuka. James then nails Asuka with a flapjack before going to the top rope, Asuka meets her up there and James gets her down with a sunset flip bomb for a near fall. James misses the Mick Kick and Asuka applies the Asuka Lock and a tap out follows.
- Nia Jax is confronted by Alexa Bliss backstage, Bliss wonders where Jax was and Jax says that Raw GM Kurt Angle blocked her from coming out. Bliss says she was trying to help Jax get revenge on Asuka, Bliss and Jax say they love each other as friends. Jax says that she’ll be in Bliss’ corner next week when she faces Asuka.
Nia Jax vs. Joan King
The match begins with Jax cornering King before landing an avalanche, Jax then tosses King across the ring before landing an elbow drop. Jax catches King with a Samoan drop for a three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
- Alexa Bliss and Mickie James are shown talking backstage on hidden camera, James and Bliss mock Jax for losing to Asuka twice in a row. James and Bliss continue mocking Jax as she watches from inside the ring, Bliss insults Jax by comparing her to Shrek and then she admits that she uses her because Jax is a vulnerable human being. Bliss says she has Jax in the palm of her hand because she is a dumb loser, Bliss says Jax would be nothing without her. Bliss then reveals her plans to attack Jax next week with James, Charly Caruso appears and she tells James and Bliss that everybody heard what they said about Jax as Jax storms backstage. James and Bliss get out of the locker room before Jax storms in and destroys everything other than Caruso.
- A video package is shown highlighting the feud between Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt, plus we see a preview for the upcoming Ultimate Deletion.
- Bray Wyatt appears and he calls Matt Hardy a liar and a fool, Wyatt says that Hardy is a man who made a very bad decision. Wyatt says he accepts the challenge for the Ultimate Deletion, Wyatt says it would be a shame if something bad happened to the Hardy Family.
- Raw GM Kurt Angle is backstage when a referee appears, Angle wants the referee to officiate Ultimate Deletion and the referee accepts the job.
- Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring before the battle royal begins.
WWE Raw Tag Team Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal
The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. The Miztourage (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo) vs. Braun Strowman
The match begins with Strowman instantly clotheslining Apollo out of the ring, Slater goes outside of the ring and Strowman follows him before throwing him into the barricade and then into the ring. Strowman then dumps Slater out of the ring for an elimination, everybody works together and they attack Strowman. The Revival turn on Rhyno and they throw him out of the ring for an elimination, Strowman fights back against everybody who tried eliminating him. Everybody regroups outside of the ring as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see everybody attacking Strowman.
Strowman explodes out of the pile and he is knocked through the ropes to the arena floor, The Revival and The Miztourage throw Strowman into the ring steps. The Revival and The Miztourage attack Strowman with the ring steps, Strowman is eventually knocked through the barricade by The Miztourage and The Revival. O’Neil stays in the ring and he attacks everybody when they get back in, O’Neil then hits Dawson with a Clash Of The Titus. The Miztourage and The Revival work together before attacking each other, Dallas eliminates Dawson and Axel eliminates Wilder. O’Neil attacks everybody who is left in the ring.
Strowman returns and he dumps O’Neil out of the ring, Strowman then clotheslines Gallows out of the ring for an elimination. Strowman then hits The Miztourage with running power slam, Strowman then eliminates The Miztourage. Anderson attacks Strowman with a drop kick and a few super kicks, Strowman throws Anderson out of the ring to win the match.
Winner: Braun Strowman