WWE RAW aired live from the Performance Center in Orlando. Stone Cold appeared on tonight’s episode.
WWE RAW Results (3/16)
- Edge challenged Randy Orton to a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania
- The Undertaker & AJ Styles signed the contract to make their WrestleMania match official
- Rey Mysterio def. Andrade
- The Man sent a message to Shayna Baszler
- Kevin Owens will face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania
- Stone Cold closed the show
Here are 6 takeaways from the show:
Edge Challenged Orton To A Last Man Standing Match At WrestleMania
Edge kicked off this week’s show and brought up his history with Randy Orton. Edge stated that it took a lot of grit to come back to WWE after being retired for 9-years. He referred to Orton to an entitled brat but added that he is one of the best to ever to do this. Edge
Edge claimed that Randy’s father handed him everything and it makes him jealous that Edge achieved success by hard work. Edge claimed that Beth Phoenix was going to retire for him again but Orton couldn’t let her finish what she was going to say. Edge challenged Orton to a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania.
The Undertaker & AJ Signed The Contract
The Undertaker and AJ Styles signed the contract to make their WrestleMania match official on tonight’s episode of RAW. Undertaker came down to the ring and flipped over the table as RAW went to a commercial break.
AJ’s music hit but Styles didn’t come down to the ring. AJ’s music hit again but he didn’t show up. Styles appeared on the jumbotron with Gallows and Anderson. Styles blamed Michelle McCool for Undertaker returning once again and claimed that he was going to embarrass himself.
Styles said that Undertaker needs to let it go and he has no sympathy for him because he has twice stuck his nose in The OC’s business. AJ stated that he will gladly pay for Undertaker’s assisted living costs after their match at WrestleMania. Styles signed the contract and asked Gallows & Anderson to take the contract to Undertaker but they declined.
AJ bullied them into doing it and they made their way to the ring. Gallows and Anderson slid the contract into the ring as Undertaker’s gong went off. The lights went out and Undertaker was behind Gallows and Anderson. Undertaker beat them down before signing the contract and shoving it Anderson’s mouth.
Rey Mysterio Pinned The United States Champion
Match Recap: Andrade controlled the match early but Rey battled back some chops to the chest. Mysterio went for a Crossbody but Andrade caught him with a Dropkick for a near fall as RAW went to a break. When RAW returned, Andrade connected with two Suplexes and went for a third but Rey countered into a Hurricanrana. Mysterio then hit 619 and followed it up with a Splash off the top rope for the pinfall victory.
Becky Lynch Sent A Message To Shayna Baszler
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch arrived to the PC in a custom truck. Lynch came down to the ring with about a half hour left in the show.
Becky stated as long as she is the champ, nothing in Shayna’s world makes sense because she has gotten used to bullying her way to the top. Lynch referred to Shayna as an “animal scumbag” and claimed that she is the prey that killed it’s predator. Becky added that every action is designed to make Shayna think actually what she wants.
Lynch told Shayna to think of how it is going to feel when she beats her. Becky vowed to prove that Shayna’s whole life is a lie at WrestleMania and it is going to hit her like a truck. Shayna was shown backstage with a pissed off look on her face watching Becky exit the ring.
Rollins & Owens Will Battle At WrestleMania
Kevin Owens was interviewed backstage during tonight’s RAW. Owens accepted Rollins’ challenge and announced that they will have a match at the Performance Center.
Owens said he has the home field advantage because Seth has never spent time at the PC. Kevin noted that he started his WWE career at the Performance Center and claimed that Rollins always doubted him and didn’t believe he would make it in WWE.
Becky Lynch Drank Some Beer With Stone Cold
Stone Cold returned in the final segment of this week’s episode of RAW. Austin came down to the ring with a beer in hand and took a swig before getting in the ring.
Austin posed in the corners of the ring before someone threw him a few beers. Stone Cold chugged both beers and then fell backwards to the canvas. Austin grabbed a microphone and joked that he was already out of breath because of his entrance.
Stone Cold declared that March 16th is now a national holiday and asked the empty crowd to give him a “hell yeah!”. Byron Saxton shouted “hell yeah!” and Austin gave him the “what?” treatment.
Steve stated that 3:16 day was all about giving people the middle finger and Saxton held up a gigantic sign with the number 8 on it. Austin thanked Byron for participating and giving him ratings. Austin stated that you can open up a can of whoop ass on anyone you want and Byron gave that one a 6.
Austin said that the speed limit is only a suggestion and Saxton gave him a 10. Stone Cold added that 3:16 day is when your boss is working for you and Bryon gave that one a 7. Stone Cold announced that you can have beer instead of your morning coffee and Byron gave that an 8. Saxton gave a 5 for Stone Cold suggesting that four letter words are always acceptable on 3:16 day.
Stone Cold invited Saxton down to the ring and grabbed a couple more beers. Saxton said he was just being honest and loved Austin. Steve Austin told Byron that he appreciates his effort on the broadcast and toasted Saxton. Austin then hit him with a Stunner and drank some more beer.
Becky Lynch brought a cooler of beers to the ring and joined Austin. Stone Cold pointed out that the last time he was in the ring with Becky she hit him with a Stunner. The two then chugged some beers and Austin hit Byron with another Stunner to close the show.
Opinion: While it was great to see Stone Cold back, this segment was pretty terrible. WWE aired the entire men’s Royal Rumble match once again during tonight’s show. At the very least, WWE is providing a welcome distraction from the craziness going on right now. The shows may not be the best but it is better than nothing.