WWE Raw results (3/4): Powell’s live review of Drew McIntyre vs. Jey Uso, Becky Lynch vs. Nia Jax, Damian Priest and Finn Balor vs. Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci in a non-title match


By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE Raw (Episode 1,606)
San Antonio, Texas at Frost Bank Center
Aired live March 4, 2024 on USA Network

[Hour One] A shot aired of Lincoln Financial Field while Michael Cole noted that Philadelphia Eagles’ center Jason Kelce retired. Cole said the stadium would host WrestleMania XL in 33 days. Timestamped footage aired of Jey Uso and Nia Jax making separate arrivals at the host venue for Raw…

A video package recapped The Rock and Roman Reigns segment from Friday’s Smackdown with Rock challenging Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins to face them on night one of WrestleMania in a tag team match…

Cody Rhodes made his entrance dressed in a suit and was introduced by ring announcer Samantha Irvin. Cole was joined on commentary by Pat McAfee. Cody asked the San Antonio crowd what they wanted to talk about.

Cody said he would love to talk about how in the main event at WrestleMania XL he will stand across from the greatest champion in company history. The fans booed when Cody mentioned Reigns. “However, I am really unable to talk about that because of a distraction,” Rhodes said. He conceded that the distraction stings quite a bit.

Cody said he was referring to The Rock, which drew boos. Cody recalled Rock posting a 16-minute video on Instagram, deleting it, and then posting a 21-minute director’s cut video. Cody said Rock referred to the fans as meth-heads and badmouth his dog. Cody told Rock not to ever talk about his dog.

Cody said the biggest headline that Rock made sure wasn’t the headline was that Rock did not accept his challenge to a one-on-one match. Cody said Rock spun things and issued a new challenge “like the master politician that he is.” Cody said no wonder people want Rock to run for office.

Cody said what Rock recalled telling him when he whispered into his ear on Smackdown was mostly true. He said Rock poured honey in his ear and said that the people wanted Rock vs. Roman rather than Cody vs. Roman. Cody said the most peculiar thing happened when the fans chanted for something else. A “we want Cody” chant broke out.

Cody said WWE officials heard and it Rock heard it, which triggered Rock to refer to the fans as crybabies. Cody said Rock’s challenge doesn’t just involve him, it now involves his friend. Cody said he felt safe now referring to him as a friend.

World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins was introduced by Rhodes. Rollins came out wearing a neon outfit and a graphic listed his ongoing reign as champion being 282 days in length. Rollins joined Cody inside the ring and then listened to the crowd chant his entrance theme.

Rollins referred to Cody as “Mr. Nightmare” and asked him what he was thinking. Cody recalled Rollins offering to have his back against The Bloodline. Cody said the plot has been twisted and he didn’t even think he would be on the WrestleMania card. Cody said it wasn’t until he saw Rock’s powerpoint presentation about his family history that he decided he had to go back on his word.

Cody said Rollins has to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania and he would fully understand if Rollins wanted to focus on that match and is not onboard with having his back. Rollins said he respects Cody for giving him the out, he’ll take care of McIntyre.

Rollins recalled stating that some things “are bigger than us and taking down The Bloodline is the biggest thing we can do.” Rollins said it’s not just Cody’s story that needs to be finished at WrestleMania, his own story does too.

Rollins spoke about his history with Reigns. Rollins said he wants to give the power back to the people, whereas Reigns wants to keep it all for himself. Rollins said that with Rock in The Bloodline, they were very close to Reigns having absolute power. Rollins told the fans that he’s kinda over The Rock.

A “Rocky sucks” chant broke out. Rollins said Rocky does suck and he hasn’t been The Rock or the People’s Champ for a long time. Rollins said he wasn’t going to call him those things anymore and came up with a new name for Rock.

Rollins dubbed The Rock “Diarrhea Dwayne”. Ugh. Rollins explained that everything that comes out of Rock’s mouth has the consistency of wet baby poop. Although the crowd was flat in response, a “Diarrhea” actually chant broke out.

Rollins took issue with Rock claiming he could make the World Heavyweight Championship go away. Rollins looked into the camera and dared Rock to try. Rollins said 21 minutes is a long time to listen to that idiot and then mocked Rock for claiming he made wrestling cool again.

“Our savior, guys, he saved us, he made it cool,” Rollins mocked. Rollins said Rock hasn’t been cool in twenty years. Rollins said what is cool is that he received 100 percent medical clearance earlier in the day. Rollins said he is good to go and would be at Smackdown on Friday to confront The Bloodline.

Rollins recalled saying he had Cody’s back and then asked if Cody has his back. A “Yes” chant broke out. “Well, to answer your question, I guess I also have a message for The Rock,” Cody said. “Rock, it’s been a long time since you haven’t just been handed something.”

Cody said he thinks The Rock forgot. Cody said he’s not going to whine in a 21-minute promo, he would come to Smackdown with Rollins and stand across from The Bloodline. Cody said he would give them a clear and obvious answer for what’s happening at WrestleMania. Cody dropped the mic and hugged Rollins, who got fired up and yelled, “Let’s Go”…

Dominik Mysterio was shown warming up backstage with JD McDonagh while a graphic showed that he would face Gunther, who was then shown smiling in another locker room… [C]

Powell’s POV: Weak ass Garbage Pail Kids sounding “Diarrhea Dwayne” line aside, this was a good opening segment. It’s cool that Cody and Rollins aren’t showing any signs of being restricted in terms of what they say about The Rock. He’s hit them hard verbally and they are firing back just as hard.

Dominik Mysterio was shown entering the ring coming out of the break and JD McDonagh was at ringside. Gunther’s full entrance was televised. A graphic listed Gunther’s title reign being at 633 days. McAfee stood on the broadcast table in an attempt to suck up to Gunther after upsetting him a couple weeks ago…

1. Intercontinental Champion Gunther vs. Dominik Mysterio (w/JD McDonagh) in a non-title match. Cole thanked Sting for the memories and acknowledged his retirement (without mentioning AEW). Gunther took Dom down, but Dom quickly reached the ropes. Dom struck Gunther when they stood up.

Dom ducked between the ropes and then took a cheap shot at Gunther before bowing out to the floor. McDonagh stood in front of Dom. Gunther threw a chop at McDonagh, but Dom pulled him out of the way, causing Gunther to chop the ring post casing. Back in the ring, Gunther went for a sleeper, but Dom escaped. Gunther blasted Dom with a chop heading into a commercial break. [C]

Gunther blasted Dom with additional chops coming out of the break. Gunther put Dom in a Boston Crab, but he released the hold to chase McDonagh off the apron. Dom hit Gunther from behind and sent him to the floor and then dive from the middle rope onto Gunther at ringside.

Back in the ring, Dom got Gunther in position for a 619. Dom ran the ropes for the move, but Gunther turned him inside out with a clothesline. Gunther covered Dom for a two count and then picked him up when he could have won the match.

Gunther went for a powerbomb, but Dom countered into a sunset flip for a two count. Dom got Gunther in 619 position again and this time hit the move. Dom went up top, jumped, and landed on his feet when Gunther moved. Gunther dropkicked Dom and powerbombed him before locking him in a Boston Crab for the submission win…

Gunther defeated Dominik Mysterio in 9:20 in a non-title match.

Powell’s POV: That was fun. I have no idea why they didn’t bother to advertise that match. Who wouldn’t be enticed by the tease of Gunther chopping the hell out of Dom? Meanwhile, it was a nice touch to have Cole acknowledge Sting’s retirement. It’s the classy thing to do and it’s also makes the company look good in the eyes of a lot of fans.

“Damage CTRL” Iyo Sky, Asuka, Kairi Sane, and Dakota Kai were walking backstage when Adam Pearce asked Kai what they were doing there. Kai reminded him that the women’s tag team champions are allowed to cross brands. She claimed they were at Raw to scout competition.

Shinsuke Nakamura showed up and told Pearce that they needed to talk. Pearce assumed it was related to the Intercontinental Championship. Pearce said he would have an announcement about that later in the show and then told Nakamura to meet him in his office so they could talk about it…

Cole hyped Kayden Carter and Katana Chance vs. Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark for after the break… [C] An ad aired for the Roadblock themed edition of NXT for Tuesday night’s show…

Andrade was shown walking backstage with his luggage. Cole said Andrade would make his Raw debut later in the show…

2. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance vs. Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark. Neither entrance was televised, but a pre-taped promo with Carter and Chance being interviewed earlier in the day by Cathy Kelley was shown. All four members of Damage CTRL were shown sitting on the broadcast table. Cole said he’s not a Bayley fan, but she didn’t deserve what Kai did to her on Smackdown.

Baszler caught Carter with a kick when Carter was tied up in the ropes. Carter rolled to the floor while the Damage CTRL members chirped from the broadcast table. [C] Carter and Chance performed a double top rope Spanish Fly on Stark and then Carter covered her for a two count.

Carter and Chance hit the Afterparty on Stark, but Baszler broke up the pin from the floor. Carter went after Baszler, who caught her in a Kirifuda Clutch. Stark rolled up a distracted Chance and got the three count.

Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark defeated Kayden Carter and Katana Chance in 6:20.

After the match, Dakota Kai entered the ring while her allies stood on the apron. Kai said that after The Kabuki Warriors successfully defend their titles on Tuesday’s NXT, they’ll return to Raw next week and give Baszler and Stark their title match. Kai said they would leave them both crying just like Bayley. Baszler took the mic and said it was about time…

Becky Lynch was shown warming up backstage while Cole hyped her match with Nia Jax… [C]

Powell’s POV: Baszler and Stark have racked up a number of wins on Raw and yet it just doesn’t seem like they have gained any momentum with the fans.

Footage aired of San Antonio’s River Walk while Cole pushed the WWE video game…

Dominik Mysterio was shown sitting on a trainer’s table while the trainer, Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest, Finn Balor, and JD McDonagh stood by.

[Hour Two] Ripley asked Dom that he thought would happen. Priest and Balor said they would make things right with Imperium, then Priest told McDonagh that he would have to make things right with Gunther. Andrade entered the room and told Dom he would see him soon and wished him good luck. Priest and Dom spoke in Spanish. McDonagh wondered what they were talking about. Priest said they would get into that a little later…

A video package recapped the Lynch and Jax feud and then entrances for the match took place…

3. Becky Lynch vs. Nia Jax. Cole noted that Jax has never lost to Lynch in a singles match. Lynch put Jax in an early sleeper. Jax backed into the corner and then threw Lynch off of her. Jax hit Lynch with a hip attack in the corner and then gave her a Stinkface.

Lynch battled back and went for a missile dropkick that Jax seemed to block with her hands, yet Jax then stumbled across the ring and tumbled to ringside. Lynch caught Jax with a baseball slide kick. Lynch jumped from the apron, but Jax caught her and performed a Samoan Drop on the floor. [C]

Lynch had a run of offense until Jax put her down with another Samoan Drop. Jax went to the ropes for her finisher, but Lynch rolled out of the way to avoid it. Lynch put Jax in the Disarmer. Jax got to her feet, but Lynch took her down and transitioned into a crossarm breaker. Jax rolled to the floor and pulled Lynch out with her before throwing her into the barricade.

Liv Morgan was shown standing on the barricade. Morgan jumped off the barricade and hit Jax with a flying forearm that sent her into the ring post for the disqualification finish.

Nia Jax defeated Becky Lynch by DQ in 10:55.

Afterward, Morgan entered the ring and taunted Lynch about costing her the match. Morgan was about to leave when Lynch stopped her and barked at her. Jax pulled Morgan to the floor and ran him into the ring post. Jax performed a leg drop on Morgan. Jax ripped a hat off a fan’s head and hit him with it a few times before tossing it into the crowd…

Powell’s POV: This wasn’t the most satisfying finish, but it was logical in terms of Morgan getting a measure of revenge for Lynch costing her the match last week. Plus, I like that Lynch still has a mountain to climb in Jax before WrestleMania.

Ricochet was shown talking with Adam Pearce inside his office. Pearce said he had a plan that was just about finalized that he believes will satisfy everyone interested in the Intercontinental Title. Pearce told Ricochet to trust him. After Ricochet left, Damian Priest, Finn Balor, and JD McDonagh showed up to talk to Pearce about McDonagh facing Gunther… [C]

Liv Morgan returned backstage and was confronted by Becky Lynch, who said she went after Nia Jax last week to get revenge on her, not because of Morgan. Lynch and Morgan agreed to have a match next week and then Morgan walked away. Rhea Ripley entered the picture and laughed at Lynch…

The broadcast team spoke at ringside and set up a video package on the Drew McIntyre and Jey Uso feud… Jey Uso was shown backstage…

Andrade made his entrance wearing a red mask, which he removed when he approached the ring. Samantha Irvin introduced him as Andrade. Cole said Andrade went by La Sombra in Mexico and would make his Raw debut after the break… [C]

Powell’s POV: I guess the Andrade El Idolo name has been scrapped despite it being used on WWE television recently.

Cole spoke about WWE World at WrestleMania and noted that Cody Rhodes will appear at the fan fest event on Thursday, April 4. It was also noted that The Pat McAfee Show on ESPN will be broadcast from WWE World on Friday, April 5…

Backstage, Raw General Manager Adam Pearce spoke about the challenge of finding a worthy challenger for Gunther at WrestleMania. Pearce said he has zeroed in on six men who deserve an opportunity. Pearce listed Sami Zayn, Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bronson Reed, JD McDonagh, and Chad Gable and said they will compete next week in a gauntlet match to determine Gunther’s challenger for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania…

Apollo Crews made his entrance. The male members of Judgment Day members were shown watching the match backstage. Cole said Dom told the other members to keep an eye on Andrade. Cole and McAfee speculated that Dom was trying to recruit Andrade for Judgment Day…

4. Andrade vs. Apollo Crews. Cole listed the Raw attendance as a sold out crowd of 14,866. Andrade used a Hammerlock DDT to get the win. Cole referred to the move as La Sombra and noted that it’s Spanish for The Shadow…

Andrade defeated Apollo Crews in 3:25.

Powell’s POV: A quick showcase win for Andrade. I’m guessing he ends up feuding with Judgment Day, but he would be an interesting addition to the faction if they opt to shake things up post WrestleMania.

Sami Zayn was interviewed by Jackie Redmond in the backstage area. Zayn spoke about the highs and lows of his journey and how his confidence was shaken, but he also said he had a belief that a path would present itself. Zayn said he spoke about wanting to be a champion and to do something historic. Zayn said the gauntlet match was the only thing standing in his way. Zayn said the match would be do or die.

Ivar and Valhalla interrupted Zayn. Valhalla said she had been praying to the gods all day while trying to understand why Zayn was in the match while Ivar was not. Ivar said he could beat Gunther, and he knows that Zayn knows that he can’t beat Gunther. Zayn told Ivar that he knows he can beat him and challenged him to meet in the ring later in the show. Ivar told Zayn he wouldn’t make it to next week…

Powell’s POV: For those keeping score at home, there was a timing flub in that Valhalla said she’d been praying to the gods all day about Zayn being in the gauntlet match even though it was announced a short time ago by Pearce.

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Damian Priest and Finn Balor made their entrance… [C] A graphic acknowledged the death of Paul “The Butcher” Vachon…

Backstage, Indi Hartwell told Candice LeRae that she needed to relax. She said they will improve and get a future tag team title shot. Meanwhile, Natalya told Tegan Nox that it didn’t help their cause when Nox threw her out of the Royal Rumble. Nox pointed out that Natalya tried to throw her out of the Rumble first. Natalya disputed this and said it was time for them to get hungry and forget their manners.

LeRae told Hartwell that they may also need to forget their manners. Ivy Nile and Maxxine Durpi interrupted. Dupri tried to give LeRae a pep talk. LeRae asked if Durpri has had three matches and then said she didn’t need a pity party from someone who couldn’t lace her boots. Hartwell apologized to Dupri after LeRae stormed away…

5. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Damian Priest and Finn Balor vs. Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci in a non-title match. The last few seconds of Kaiser and Vinci’s entrance was televised. Priest knocked Vinci off the apron with a kick and then tagged in Balor, who picked up a two count on Kaiser. Kaiser came back and ran Balor through the ropes and into the ring post. Kaiser and Vinci hit Balor with simultaneous kicks and then struck their pose. [C]

Priest performed a Broken Arrow on Kaiser for a near fall.

[Hour Three] Priest went for a Razor’s Edge, but Kaiser slipped away. Priest went for a corner splash that Kaiser avoided, but Balor tagged in. Balor rolled up Kaiser for a two count and then hit him with a Sling Blade clothesline.

Balor set up for a move in the corner. Vinci grabbed Balor’s foot, allowing Kaiser to take the offensive. There was a flub on a double team move on Balor, but they saved Balor from crashing and burning.

A short time later, Balor performed the Coup de Grace on Vinci, but Kaiser broke up the pin. Priest returned to the apron and pulled Kaiser to the floor before tagging in. Priest told Balor that it was time to fly. Balor hit Kaiser with a flip dive. Vinci rolled up Priest for a two count. Priest blasted Vinci with a clothesline and then hit him with the South of Heaven chokeslam and pinned him…

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Damian Priest and Finn Balor defeated Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci in 14:15 in a non-title match.

Powell’s POV: The crowd got behind the Judgment Day duo in the battle of the heel teams. Priest and Balor have plowed through all of the meaningful Raw tag teams. Hey, whatever happened to The Creeds?

Cole and McAfee spoke at their broadcast table. Cole said he could honestly say that he wouldn’t be in his 27th year in WWE were it not for the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2024. Cole recalled spending countless Wednesday nights in the editing booth with Taz while the two of them were grilled by Paul Heyman, who taught them about announcing. Cole said that was minuscule compared to what Heyman has contributed to the industry. A Heyman video package aired and then Cole congratulated him and said he deserves it…

Drew McIntyre was interviewed by Jackie Redmond, who also congratulated Heyman. She asked McIntyre if he felt Seth Rollins listened to anything he had to say when he warned him about The Bloodline.

McIntyre said no because Rollins is a junkie who can’t help himself. He said Rollins latches his claws into things like CM Punk and Cody Rhodes returning to WWE, and now The Rock coming back. McIntyre said he would put Rollins down because the title deserves so much better than him.

McIntyre turned his focus to Jey Uso and said he also deserves better. McIntyre said he just wanted an apology, but he would be the bigger man by apologizing to Jey because he needs the victory and won’t get it at his expense…

Sami Zayn made his entrance… [C]

Powell’s POV: It sure is odd that Jey Uso would have beaten Gunther to win the Intercontinental Championship had it not been for Jimmy Uso’s interference, yet Jey isn’t one the entrants in the gauntlet match. Jey getting a spot in the match would make a lot more storyline sense than JD McDonagh, whose only singles match win this year is over R-Truth.

Backstage, Damage CTRL crossed paths with Rhea Ripley, who told Iyo Sky to stay out of her territory…

Ivar and Valhalla made their entrance. Cole was giddy that Valhalla wore her antlers. It got better for Cole, as she climbed on the broadcast table and put the antlers on his head. “Yes, finally,” Cole said while giving a double thumbs up. A “Michael” chant broke out. Cole said thank you and then encouraged the production crew to focus on the match…

6. Sami Zayn vs. Ivar (w/Valhalla). Cole wore the antlers while calling the match. Zayn went to the ropes and set up for a DDT. Ivar blocked it and tossed Zayn to the floor. Ivar went to the apron and then performed a cannonball on Zayn. Valhalla screamed while standing over Zayn. [C]

Zayn went for a Helluva Kick, but Ivar cut him off with a spin kick and then performed a double underhook powerbomb for a near fall. Ivar placed Zayn on the top rope and then went to the middle rope. Zayn fought back and performed a sunset bomb for a two count.

Zayn performed an exploder suplex. Zayn looked to the crowd and then went for his finisher, but Ivar stuffed it again. Ivar went up top and attempted his Doomsault, but Zayn rolled out of the way. Zayn hit the Helluva Kick and then got the three count.

Sami Zayn defeated Ivar in 11:00.

After the match, Bronson Reed attacked Zayn and hit him with his Tsunami splash. Reed stood on the ropes and pointed at the WrestleMania sign…

Powell’s POV: Did Cole wearing the antlers distract the fans from watching the first part of the match? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely! It was good dumb fun. The post match angle was an effective way to showcase Reed briefly while also setting him up as an obstacle for Zayn to overcome next week.

Intercontinental Champion Gunther was interviewed by Cathy Kelley. Gunther spoke briefly about beating Dominik Mysterio earlier and was then asked about next week’s gauntlet match. Gunther said he’s flattered to have all those men competing to face him, but he said they will actually earn the right to be humiliated and outclassed by him.

Chad Gable showed up and took issue with Gunther making his daughter cry. Gable recalled swearing in September that he would take the title from Gunther. Gable said the match just means more. Gunther laughed at him and walked away…

Jey Uso looked into the camera and delivered a promo about Drew McIntyre. Uso recalled McIntyre saying he wanted an apology from him. Jey said he was sorry for what he was going to do to him. Jey said McIntyre would find out that “Jey don’t play.” Jey put on a pair of shades that had “YEET” written on them while Cole said the main event was up next… [C]

R-Truth, Xavier Woods, Tommaso Ciampa, and Johnny Gargano were playing the WWE 2K24 video game while The Miz stood by. Truth continued the gag about Ciampa and Gargano being DX. Miz said he didn’t like Truth’s idea for getting revenge on Judgment Day by dropping slime on them. Miz said they need to take their tag team titles. They once again dubbed themselves Regeneration X and Woods said he loved it…

Cole plugged the video game and then McAfee asked him about the “antler juice” on his face. McAfee used the telestrator on a still shot of Cole wearing the antlers. They listed the following matches for next week’s Raw: Becky Lynch vs. Liv Morgan, The Kabuki Warriors vs. Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, and the six-man gauntlet match for a shot at the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania…

Jey Uso made his entrance for the main event and then Drew McIntyre’s entrance followed (I don’t miss that stupid sword). Cole said McIntyre would challenge Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship in one of the “co-main events” of WrestleMania Sunday…

7. Drew McIntyre vs. Jey Uso. They quickly fought to ringside where McIntyre picked up Uso and tossed him over the broadcast table. McIntyre approached a camera and said “Yeet” heading into a break. [C] McIntyre stood on the middle rope and set up for White Noise, but Jey slipped away.

Jey powerbombed McIntyre and covered him for a two count. Jey went for a top rope move, but McIntyre put his knees up. McIntyre put Jey down with a spinebuster for a two count. McIntyre sent Uso to the floor and followed him. McIntyre suplexed Uso in front of the broadcast team heading into the final break. [C]

Jey had a run of offense that he capped off with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Jey played to the receptive crowd and then hit a hip attack in the corner while Cole said he was paying tribute to the late Umaga. McIntyre rolled to the floor and then Jey hit him with a suicide dive. Jey rolled McIntyre back inside the ring and then went up top.

Solo Sikoa hopped the ringside barricade and distracted Jey, allowing McIntyre to put Jey down with a Future Shock DDT for a near fall.

Cody Rhodes’ entrance music played and he ran to ringside and fought with Sikoa. Cody slammed Sikoa’s head on the ring steps and then clotheslined him over the barricade. Cody hopped the barricade and fought with Sikoa.

In the ring, McIntyre went for a Claymore Kick, but Uso cut him off with a superkick. Jey threw two more superkicks and then speared McIntyre. Jey went to the apron and stopped.

Jimmy Uso showed up next to the broadcast table. Jey returned to the ring and ate a Claymore Kick. McIntyre covered Jey and scored the pin.

Drew McIntyre defeated Jey Uso in 16:45.

After the match, Jimmy grabbed a chair and entered the ring with it while McIntyre headed toward the stage. Seth Rollins made his entrance and ran past McIntyre to get in the ring where he took out Jimmy with a superkick that drove the chair into his face. McIntyre followed Rollins to the ring and put him down with a Claymore Kick once he turned around.

McIntyre knelt over Rollins and jawed at him about doing the right thing while holding the World Heavyweight Championship belt in his face. Cole said McIntyre told Rollins to stay focused on him and stop worrying about everything else or he will take his title. Cole was cut off while he was speaking as the show concluded…

Powell’s POV: A solid main event. The interference actually spiced things up quite a bit and it was all logical in terms of the story being told with Jimmy and Jey, Cody and Seth and The Bloodline, and McIntyre and Rollins.

Overall, they filled the three hours nicely. It wasn’t a loaded show, but they kept things interesting and didn’t have too many lulls. I will return later tonight with my weekly same night audio review of Raw for Dot Net Members (including our Patreon patrons). Let me know what you thought of Raw by grading it below.

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Readers Comments (13)

  1. Kudos to Michael Cole, giving Sting his flowers after his retirement match. That was class.

  2. Raw has been a great show for a while now as it has a lot of good stories and characters going and better matches as opposed to smackdown which has weaker and more casual matches and relies heavily on the bloodline storyline – which feels like it’s coming to a conclusion – and damage ctrl – which has done nothing but damage everybody involved. So even though in my opinion Raw has done considerably well for a three hour show, does that mean smackdown – now that it’s moving to USA – will become a three hour show as well? I sure hope it doesn’t.

  3. Diarrhea Dwayne sucks but at least is directed at the rock, who has been calling people corny shit for a long time at this point

  4. Wow. Wasn’t expecting to see Apollo Crews job out to Andrade. What a decline

  5. TheGreatestOne March 4, 2024 @ 9:18 pm

    Putting the antlers on Cole got me more interested in an Ivar match than anything before.

  6. TheGreatestOne March 4, 2024 @ 10:01 pm

    I genuinely don’t remember the last time the build for Wrestlemania was this good for the top 5-6 matches, and maybe more. There’s very little that I’m not interested in.

    • Wow, you’re posting a positive comment about WWE. Shocking. Get your rest, you pathetic soul, as you have to be ready to post something negative about AEW on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. You poor, sad person. You’re dismissed now.

      • Have you ever noticed that he ignores your angry delusional fanboy rants? You’re trying so hard for attention and he just won’t give it you. It’s really sad, Angry Mike.

  7. No comment about Rollins Easter egg “L” ???

  8. Is Gerwitz writing Seth Rollins’ promos now, too? Ugh.

    Instead of that, they should call the Rock Tropicana. He’s all juice.

  9. They will lose first night. Just so Cody wins the belt under bloodlines rules! My call!!

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