Raw Recap and WrestleMania Predictions (03/28/2016)


The Undertaker opens the program: The Phenom speaks on WrestleMania how it will not be his last. The Undertaker speaks about "his yard" and is interrupted by Shane McMahon who runs his mouth to 'Taker; angering The Deadman in the process. Shane makes his way down to the ring, words are exchanged, and the fists begin to fly. The brawl eventually leaves 'Taker laying across the announce table as Shawn drops the elbow from the top rope. As Shane heads to the back ... The Undertaker rises from the wreck.

Chris Jericho vs. Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder pulls off the upsets thanks to the distraction of A.J. Styles.

Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte

Good match from the gals who are looking to put on a show this Sunday. Charlotte scores the pinfall thanks to interference from Ric Flair.

Renee Young Interviews Mr. McMahon: The Chairman discusses the situation between his son and The Undertaker before Shane approaches. Shane informs Vince that while he "stole" the company from his father, he will be "taking" the company.

The Social Outcasts (Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) vs. Big Show and Kane

Pointless. Boring. DQ finish following interference from Heath Slater and Adam Rose.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon take to the ring: Triple H addresses this Sunday and "the dream" of WrestleMania. Triple H mentions his "obsession" with being WWE Champion; an obsession which will mark the "end of Roman Reigns' dream." Naturally, this bring Reigns down to the ring and the fight ensues. Triple H retreats up the ramp.

Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio

Decent match here: following some back-and-forth, Kofi Kingston pulls out the roll-up pinfall.

Post-Match: Jonathan "The Coach" Coachman appears to announce that SportsCenter will be live at WrestleMania.

Backstage: The Dudley Boyz lure Roman Reigns into a fight; causing Triple H to jump his opponent from behind. "The Game" leaves Reigns laying.

Kalisto vs. Konnor

AH! ... Waste of air time ... Kalisto wins.

Post-Match: Ryback arrives to intimidate Kalisto.

Brock Lesnar is live in Brooklyn: Paul Heyman sells the Street Fight match this Sunday in true Heyman fashion. (What a promo. Go watch.) Eventually, Dean Ambrose appears with a wagon; packs a variety of weapons from beneath the ring and leaves accordingly.

Paige vs. Emma

Filler match: Emma Wins.

Kevin Owens, Stardust, and The Miz vs. Sami Zayn, Sin Cara, and Dolph Ziggler

Solid match to end the in-ring action on the WrestleMania go-home edition of Raw. Although, the crowd was hot and cold throughout. Sami Zayn scores the pinfall on Kevin Owens. (KO is the best all-around performer on the roster right now.)

Triple H vs. Roman Reigns - This feels too obvious: Roman Reigns become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose - This should be interesting and intense with Lesnar going over. Ambrose is on the rise but a victory over Lesnar seems far too unrealistic. The only way Ambrose could win would involve some interference. (The Wyatt Family?)

The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon - Why does this match feel forced and without much purpose? Shane will not beat 'Taker. Brock Lesnar will go down as the only opponent to ever go over on The Undertaker at WrestleMania.

Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch - Charlotte has been great but a title change would be nice. No matter who emerges, this match has potential provided the bout is given a sufficient amount of time.

Chris Jericho vs. A.J. Styles - This should be a solid bout; knowing Jericho, Y2J will put over Styles.

Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match - Here's hoping that Kevin Owen retains the gold; should Owens lose, the only acceptable winner is Sami Zayn.

The New Day vs. League of Nation - New Day All Day.

Kalisto vs. Ryback - Bathroom break. Winner? Who cares?

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal - The glorified "who's left to add onto the card match." It doesn't matter who wins this as the match does nothing for a Superstar's career. (Reference Cesaro.)

Enjoy the 'Mania Mayhem.

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