Bengaluru, March 13: The face-off between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns was scheduled to headline the show, but it never happened, AGAIN. This is the third week in the row the Universal champion has failed to show up on WWE Monday Night Raw.
Plus, we were supposed to see Raw general manager Kurt Angle seek redemption after what transpired, last week on last night's edition hosted by the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Kurt Angle kicked off this week's show with a promo on his mixed tag team match at Wrestlemania. And went on to add thar Triple H will have hell to pay for his actions last week when the match happens at Wrestlemania. While talking about the biggest event of them all, he mentioned that Brock Lesnar would not be present on the show due to transportation issues for which the crowd loudly booed.
Roman Reigns was frustrate with Lesnar missing recent shows and blamed Vince McMahon for this. He went on to confront The Boss with the gorilla position as we headed to a commercial break. While we returned from the break, McMahon announced that Reigns would be temporarily suspended for his actions. As for Brock Lesnar, he will return to WWE Raw at some point and will also compete at Wrestlemania, according to Vince McMahon.
Next up, Sasha Banks featured in a singles match against Sonya Deville. Bayley was present at ringside to act as a leveller to the Absolution. Without any contribution from her, Banks applied the double-knees and Bank Statement to pick up the win. After the match, Sasha Banks suffered a brutal attack from the Absolution and Bayley denied to help her.
Later, a Miz TV segment took place on Raw with Seth Rollins and Finn Balor as the guests. This set up a singles match between Rollins and Balor on the show. After a back and forth battle, Balor picked up the win while Rollins went for a Falcon Arrow.
Also, a tag team match happened on the show between The Bar and The Miztourage which ended in a no contest.
John Cena addressed the failure from the Fastlane PPV event and threw a challenge to the Undertaker for Wrestlemania, yet again.
While, a preview for the Ultimate Deletion match between Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt was shown during the show.
In another match, Nia Jax squashed a local talent in a quick time.
Asuka arrived to the ring to explain why she chose as her opponent Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James interrupted her to set up a match between Asuka and Mickie. The Empress of Tomorrow picked up another win via submission. After the match, Alexa and Mickie talked trash about Nia for not helping them out in the match which made the latter one frustrated.
In the main event of WWE Raw, a tag team battle royal took place with the stipulation that the winner will receive a shot to the Raw tag team championships at Wrestlemania. Quite surprisingly, Braun Strowman appeared to compete in the match. He eliminated Karl Anderson as the last person to win the match. The show ended in confusion as we are yet to find out how Braun Strowman can challenge The Bar for their tag titles without a partner.