Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
The Shield make their way to the ring through the crowd, but will it be for the final time?
Roman says over the past few months, he has come to realize that life is short and tomorrow is not guaranteed. If last night was the final time, he has no regrets. He has no regrets because he was doing what he loves with people he loves. Last week, he asked them for a favor and they did not let him down and Roman says he is grateful for that. We are on the Road to Wrestlemania and if there are three men who need to handle their business it is them. Roman says he hasn’t had a singles match on Raw in over five months so he figured he could fix that tonight. Ambrose has business too. He does not know what it is and neither does Dean. The man who has the real business is Seth. Roman asks how long have you been chasing that dream. Roman says he is not here to speak for Seth but he will slay the beast. He will take the Universal Championship and the whole world will chant ‘burn it down’.
Roman and Dean leave the ring while Seth remains in the ring.
Seth looks at the Wrestlemania sign and says last night at Fastlane, the Shield burned it down.
Paul Heyman interrupts and makes his way onto the stage. Paul introduces himself and he reminds us that he is the advocate for Brock Lesnar, the conqueror of Seth Rollins in the main event of Wrestlemania.
Seth says Brock’s name as well. He says the Brock Lesnar that dominates his opponents. He dominated the Big Show, ran through Samoa Joe, took Braun Strowman to Suplex City, and destroyed Bill Goldberg.
Paul appreciates Seth doing his lines.
Seth says the Brock Lesnar who had a real tough time getting past Daniel Bryan. The Brock Lensar that got pushes to his limit by AJ Styles. The Brock Lesnar that was this close to being beaten by Finn Balor. That Brock Lesnar?
Paul says yeah, touche.
Seth says your client has a bit of a problem with guys who are his size, his stature, speed, agility, and style. With all respect to AJ, FInn, and Daniel, there is only one man uniquely suited to beat your client at Wrestlemania and it is Seth Freakin’ Rollins. Three weeks, that is all you’ve got. Seth says he is taking the title off Paul’s beast and bringing it back to Raw every single week.
Paul says that Seth will not slay the beast. Paul says Seth is not telling the full story. Brock did not have time to prepare for all of the people you mentioned. Paul says it was supposed to be Brock versus Jinder Mahal, but it wasn’t Jinder Mahal, it was AJ Styles. It was supposed to be Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles, but it was Daniel Bryan. It was supposed to be Brock Lesnar versus Braun Strowman, but it was Finn Balor. Paul says that Brock only had five days to prepare for those men.
We have a video package for Brock Lesnar.
Paul says ever since you won the Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar has had these sadistic fantasies in his mind of what he is going to do to Seth since he has prepared for you in the main event of Wrestlemania. You think you know Brock Lesnar? Seth Rollins, you don’t know Brock Lesnar.
Shelton Benjamin with two German suplexes to Seth Rollins. Benjamin with a third German suplex.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Shelton Benjamin versus Seth Rollins
Benjamin with a waist lock take down and a slam. Rollins with a side head lock but Benjamin with a side head lock take down and punches. Rollins with a back elbow and chop. Rollins with a drop kick and Benjamin goes to the floor. Rollins sends Benjamin into the ringside barrier and then back into the ring. Rollins punches Benjamin and Rollins with a Blockbuster. Rollins misses Black Out and Rollins lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex. Rollins sends Benjamin to the floor and Benjamin with a kick when Rollins goes for a suicide dive. Benjamin gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Benjamin with a reverse chin lock. Rollins with punches and Benjamin sends Rollins to the floor. Benjamin sends Rollins into the ringside barrier and apron and then connects with a clothesline. Benjamin sends Rollins back into the ring. Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins counters a power bomb with a rana. Rollins chops Benjamin and kicks Benjamin. Rollins with slingblade. Rollins is ssent to the apron and Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins with a springboard clothesline for a near fall.
Rollins misses a thrust kick and Benjamin with a German suplex. Benjamin with another German suplex. Benjamin goes for an F-5 but Rollins with a super kick and thrust kick followed by Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Finn Balor makes his way to the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Finn Balor versus Bobby Lashley for the Intercontinental Championship
Lashley with a waist lock take down and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles. Lashley with kicks and he chokes Balor in the corner. Lashley chokes Balor in the ropes. Lashley works on the neck. Balor with a drop kick to Lashley. Lashley runs Balor into the corner and hits a shoulder. Balor goes to the apron but Lashley blocks the enzuigiri and connects with an elbow. Lashley goes to the apron and he sets for a suplex on the apron but Balor gets to his feet and he drop kicks Lashley off the apron. Balor with a drop kick and a running kick on the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lashley with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break of Lashley working on Balor on the floor. Lashley wtih a Flatliner for a near fall. Lashley stomps on the hand and then he goes for a power bomb but Balor gets back to his feet and he sends Lashley to the floor. Lashley trips Balor and then hits a backdrop driver onto the apron for a near fall.
Lashley with a punch and an arm bar with a chin lock. Balor with a back body drop and Lashley with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Lashley runs into boots from Balor and Balor with a forearm and flying forearm. Balor with a chop and Lashley with an Irish whip. Lashley catches Balor when Balor tries to float over. Balor wtih a take down and double stomp. Lashley runs Balor into the corner and then he does it again. Lashley goes for the Dominator but Balor with a rollup for a near fall. Lashley tosses Balor into the turnbuckles but Balor with slingblade.