The March 12th, 2018 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Here are 10 takeaways from this week’s episode of WWE RAW:
10Vince McMahon Temporarily Suspended Roman Reigns
This week’s episode of WWE RAW kicked off with Kurt Angle coming down to the ring. Angle said he was excited to compete with Ronda Rousey against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania. Angle said that he feels sorry for what Ronda is going to do to Stephanie, but he wont be sorry for what he is going to Triple H.
RAW GM Kurt Angle claimed that Brock Lesnar wasn’t going to be here tonight. Roman Reigns’ music hit and Roman made his way towards the ring. Reigns stated that he wasn’t surprised that Lesnar didn’t show up. Roman said that Lesnar doesn’t have any respect for the fans and that Brock Lesnar didn’t show up for work. Reigns noted that there will be no repercussions for Lesnar because Brock is “Vince’s boy”. Roman stated that the he just walked by Vince McMahon and he didn’t even bother to tell him what was going on.
Reigns claimed that he will not be disrespected by Vince McMahon. Reigns stormed backstage and approached Shane and Vince. Vince said that they will talk in his office as RAW went to a commercial break.
When RAW returned, Renee Young was standing by Vince McMahon’s office. Roman Reigns exited and Renee tried to ask him a question but Reigns walked by. Vince McMahon stated that Brock Lesnar is his own man. Vince said that he reminded Reigns of an expression that his cousin The Rock used to say, which is “know your role and shut your mouth”. McMahon added that Lesnar probably doesn’t respect the WWE Universe and that Lesnar has earned most of those privileges. Vince McMahon assured everyone that Brock Lesnar will be on RAW next week and gave his word. Vince then announced that Roman Reigns has temporarily suspended.
— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2018
— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2018
Opinion: I laughed when Roman Reigns said that Brock Lesnar is Vince’s boy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen WWE bend over backwards over and over again to try and get a Superstar over like they have for Roman Reigns. This storyline is just another example of that. I do hope that this angle actually works on some people and they get behind Roman. It will not change the minds of people that have been watching the WWE product for some time, but might work on new viewers that check back in around WrestleMania season.
I’d also like to give some credit to Reigns. His promos have been solid during this angle. I just know that I’m never going to view Reigns how WWE wants me to and I think that is the case for most fans that are aggravated with WWE’s product. This really is the only way to go with this feud. It will give Reigns the best possible chance of getting cheered at WrestleMania 34.