Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw. Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Kurt says that he is honored to compete at Wrestlemania with his tag team partner, Ronda Rousey. They will be competing against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. With Ronda’s pedigree, he almost feels sorry for what she is going to do to Stephanie. Kurt says he will not be sorry for what he does to Triple H.
Kurt wants to talk about the Universal Title Match. As far as tonight is concerned, Kurt says he was told that Brock would not be here tonight. It might be transportation issues, he might not be feeling good, or he just didn’t want to show up.
Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Roman says he is not surprised about what Kurt said. Brock does not respect anyone. He does not respect the company or the people in Detroit. Roman says he feels everyone can relate to this. Brock did not show up for work today, or last week. What are the repercussions? What penalty will he get for what he did? There won’t be any because he is Vince’s boy. Kurt tries to stop Roman from speaking and he tells Kurt not to stop him.
Roman says that if you did not show up to work, you would be fired. Best case scenario if they don’t show up, they get fined. Worst case scenario is that they cannot feed their family. Roman says that Kurt is a middle man, not Vince McMahon. Roman says that he walked past Vince who did not have the courtesy to tell him. Roman says that he is on the road most of the year. Roman says he will not be disrespected by Vince McMahon.
Roman goes to the Gorilla Position and he wants to talk to Vince. Vince tells them to go to commercial so they can talk.
We are back and Renee Young has an update on what happened during the commercial break and she mentions that things have calmed down.
Roman leaves Vince’s office and he does not talk to Renee.
Vince walks out of the office and he says Brock is not his boy. Brock is not Paul Heyman’s boy. He is not anybody’s boy. Brock is a man. He is not disrpecting Roman. Vince reminds Roman of an expression his cousin The Rock used to say and that is know your role and shut your mouth. Does Brock have certain privileges? Brock does not like people and that does not make him a bad guy. Brock respects competition. Brock does have special privileges and he has earned them. Sometimes talent takes advantage of those privileges. Brock Lesnar will be on Raw next week and Brock will compete for the Universal Title against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. Vince says that you have his word that Brock will be here next week.
Vince says based on what just happened, Roman Reigns has been temporarily suspended.
Match Number One: Sonya Deville (with Paige and Mandy Rose) versus Sasha Banks (with Bayley)
Sasha with forearms and a sunset flip for a near fall. Sonya goes for a double leg take down but Sasha blocks it. Sasha with drop kicks for a near fall. Sasha with a forearm and she sends Sonya to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sonya with a body scissors. We see footage from the commercial when Sonya connected with a sliding knee to the midsection. Sonya gets a near fall and then sends Sasha into the turnbuckles. Sonya returns to the body scissors. Sasha backs Sonya into the turnbuckles followed by a snap mare. Sonya with a kick and a sliding knee for a near fall. Sonya with shoulders in the corner. Sasha moves and Sonya goes into the turnbuckles. Sasha with knees to Sonya.
Sasha goes to the apron and she hits a knee. Sasha with Meteora for a near fall. Sasha with a lungblower and she applies the Banks Statement and Sonya taps out.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Bayley goes to the back instead of staying in the ring to celebrate with Sasha.
Paige, Mandy, and Sonya get on the apron and Sasha knocks Mandy off the apron and then she stops Sonya for a moment. Sonya and Mandy double team Sasha and Sonya with a bicycle kick.
It is time to see the person who will join the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame and it is Kid Rock.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz is in the ring for MizTV.
Miz welcomes everyone to MizTV. He says the MizTourage is not standing with him tonight. They have a special tag match. They have earned the opportunity to punch their tickets to Wrestlemania. His little boys are all growns up. If you are with the Miz, he will elevate their careers. Miz says that his guests have been given opportunity after opportunity. Miz says Wrestlemania will the be last hurdle to becoming the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of All Time.
Out first is Seth Rollins. Miz tells Seth to take a seat because this is going to be fun. Out next is Finn Balor.
Miz says Seth and Finn seem very comfortable and calm. Miz says that Seth is comfortable even if the man who took away their singles match from Wrestlemania is in the ring with them. They are the workhorses in the WWE and they could have burnt it down at Wrestlemania. You were denied a one-on-one opportunity and Finn is always in your way.
Seth asks if Miz thinks they are idiots. He tells Miz to deal with the fact that it is a triple threat match.
Miz says that Finn is the man, in bingo halls. Your WWE resume is lacking, but you have one thing. You defeated Seth Rollins to become the first Universal Champion. That is a huge accomplishment. Miz says that maybe Finn deserves the one-on-one spotlight at Wrestlemania against the greatest of all time. You have already proven that you are better than Seth Rollins.
Finn asks why does Miz think this is going to work on him since Miz just tried it with Seth.
Miz wants to know if he is the bad guy here.
Miz says Seth resents Finn for beating him for the Universal Title. Miz asks Finn if he can trust him. When you drop your guard, Seth will stab you in the back. Just ask the Shield.