WWE Monday Night RAW 03 18 2024

WWE Raw Results
March 18, 2024
Raleigh, North Carolina (PNC Arena)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Mike Tedesco and Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

We see a clip from earlier during the day of Cody Rhodes arriving to the arena with his dog Pharaoh.

Live in the arena, Jey Uso’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop from the crowd. Michael Cole mentions how first it was Bret and Owen, after that Matt and Jeff and now for only the third time, we will get a brother against brother match.

Jey welcomes everyone to the show. He says he knows the Bloodline are in the building and how they roll. He asks where Jimmy is at and we see Jimmy and Solo walking through the crowd. They jump the barricade and get in the ring.

A loud “Yeet” chant from the crowd fills the arena. Jimmy and Jey are face to face in the middle of the ring. A loud “Uso” chant from the crowd. Jey tells Jimmy this feels a little different. Regardless of the bad blood, he misses him. Jey tells him that he doesn’t talk to him, ride with him or see him anymore. He tells Jimmy to come back to him.

Jimmy tells him he never left him, he protected him. He tells Jey it was Jey’s idea to leave the Bloodline and he helped him because he is his brother. He leaves and Jey goes on to become the biggest superstar on the Raw roster, the top merchandise seller and becomes tag team Champions without him. And he thanks Cody Rhodes. Jimmy tells Jey that he forgot him and everything Jey accomplished is because of Jimmy himself.

He tells Jey that the biggest moment of his career is because of him. Jey tells him the biggest moment of his career is going to be his dream match at WrestleMania 40, him against Jimmy when he knocks the Yeet off his ass. Jey hits Jimmy with a right hand, Solo gets on the ring apron and Jey knocks him down. Jimmy hits Jey with a super kick and in comes Solo who holds Jey. Jimmy grabs Jey and out runs Cody. Jimmy leaves the ring and Cody knocks him down. He gets in the ring, Solo goes for a right hand, Cody ducks and hits him with a Cody Cutter. Solo and Jimmy are on the outside of the ring and Cody checks on Jey with Jey’s music playing.

Michael Cole talks about Becky Lynch against Nia Jax in the main event tonight in a Last Woman Standing match

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Adam Pearce is backstage talking on the phone with Nick Aldis. In comes Paul Heyman who apologizes to Pearce. He says that was not authorized by the final boss, The Rock or the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. He says there have been flight delays all day, even a private like his was delayed. He tells him that they are already gone for the night, he has Roman’s word. He tells Pearce he is here on official business and he will be gone. But when he does his official business, everyone is going to get caught off guard. He tells Pearce that is not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. Heyman walks away while calling Roman Reigns.

Winners go to WrestleMania – DIY vs. The Creed Brothers

The bell rings and we are under way. Ciampa and Julius start the match and both men with wrestling take downs. Julius with a head lock but Ciampa gets to his feet. A take down by Julius and he gets the ankle lock on Ciampa but Ciampa reaches the ropes and rolls to the outside. He gets back into the ring and a fireman’s carry by Julius and Brutus is tagged in. Ciampa to the ropes, Gargano tags himself in and they double team Brutus and he rolls to the outside of the ring. Ciampa and Gargano jump over the top rope onto The Creed Brothers.

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Back from commercial, Ciampa and Brutus are in the ring and Brutus throws Ciampa across the ring. Brutus rolls Ciampa up, Gargano runs towards Brutus but Brutus with a northern lights suplex cover but both men kick out. Julius is tagged into the ring and he gets Ciampa into a vertical suplex. Brutus and Gargano get in the ring and Brutus with a vertical suplex. The Creed Brothers with standing moon saults. Julius goes for the cover but Ciampa kicks out. Brutus is tagged in, they go for the Brutus Ball but Gargano pulls Ciampa down. All four men fight in the ring and Brutus hits Gargano with a running knee and Gargano falls to the outside. Julius pushes Ciampa over the announce table on the outside.

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Back from commercial, Ciampa and Julius are in the ring and Ciampa with a reverse DDT and Gargano is tagged in. A flying boot to the face onto Julius. Brutus gets in the ring and Gargano with a running knee to the face. Gargano on the ring apron and a kick to the side of the head onto Julius. A slingshot spear by Gargano. He goes for the cover but Julius kicks out. A chop to the chest by Gargano and he places Julius on the top rope. Ciampa is tagged in. Gargano with a suicide dive onto Brutus. Ciampa climbs the second rope and he gets Julius onto his shoulders and he hits him with White Noise. Ciampa goes for the cover but Julius kicks out Ciampa with chops to the chest but Julius with right hands. Both men exchange right hands but Julius with a spear and he gets an ankle lock onto Ciampa. Gargano gets in the ring but Julius hits him with a power bomb. Julius gets Ciampa back into an ankle lock and Brutus gets Gargano in an ankle lock but DIY reverse them into cross faces. The Creed Brothers get out them and get DIY on their shoulders and throw Ciampa into Gargano in the air. Brutus is tagged in, Julius with a moon sault onto Ciampa and Brutus with a moonsault. He goes for the cover but Ciampa gets out. Julius picks Ciampa up and Brutus climbs the top rope, he jumps, Ciampa ducks, Gargano with kick onto Brutus. Ciampa rolls Brutus up and gets the pin.

Winners: DIY

We cut backstage and Dominik along with Rhea Ripley are with Andrade. Dominik tells Andrade he likes his style but things have changed. Rhea tells him the Judgment Day is an exclusive club. JD tells him very exclusive, Finn tells Andrade he heard he has a match next week and he will be watching. Andrade turns around and in steps Damian Priest who calls Andrade “idolo” and Andrade calls him “dinero” and leaves.

Priest tells JD they thought he was going to handle Ricochet and go to WrestleMania but he didn’t. JD tells them he battered Ricochet and he got lucky. Rhea tells JD that he was made to look like a fool and that is why Dominik will make things right against Ricochet. Dominik tells JD to go with him to talk to Pearce and make the match official.

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A graphic showing Bull Nakano, U.S. Express, Paul Heyman, Thunderbolt Patterson and Muhammad Ali as the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees is shown.

Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae vs. Katana Chance and Kayden Carter

The bell rings and we are under way. Early on, Katana Chance is in the ring with Indi Hartwell and Chance lands on her feet and appears to tweak her ankle. The referee breaks it up and checks on her in the corner. Kayden Carter checks on her on the outside of the ring. Candice tags herself in and baseball slides Kayden on the outside. She grabs Chance’s leg and slams it into the ring post. She gets Chance into a half crab and Chance taps out.

Winners: Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell

A video of The Rock singing on SmackDown, insulting Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins airs.

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Back from commercial, Cody’s music hits and out comes Cody Rhodes to the ring. He says at WrestleMania, he will challenge for the WWE Undisputed Championship against the greatest Champion in all of sports, the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. Cody says on Friday, he and Roman will have a conversation but there are complications, factors, elements, combustable elements. Namly The Rock.

Cody says that The Rock took to Instagram and followed it with a Rock concert last week. He says something he took from his Instagram post, The Rock referred to himself as “our favorite heel”. That means he is the bad guy. He has known some heels. Bobby Heenan, Arn Anderson, the Nature Boy Ric Flair was a heel. He says he doesn’t think The Rock is a heel, he thinks he’s an asshole. And he doesn’t want The Rock or the 7 Bucks Team to get angry. The Rock told him not to cry but The Rock has been crying behind the scenes this whole time. Once they started chanting something else, The Rock went and cried to his friends at the TKO Board, telling them that WWE needed saving. A great PR for The Rock until it wasn’t.

He says the guys at TKO told him yes and the reason why is because they are yes people, they don’t tell him like it is but he will. He says The Rock is a lot of wonderful things. The Brahma Bull, the Great One. He is the only person he will get in the ring with and say he is a Mount Rushmore wrestler. But he is a whiny bitch. He says no one is bigger than the business. He brought up his mother but Cody knows The Rock’s mom.

Cody says The Rock’s mom is a wonderful lady, he has nothing but respect for her. The Rock was talking about whipping him and handing it to his mother. And normally, she would tremble in front of someone like The Rock but she is not scared of him. This is the same lady that beat up an undercover cop at a Willie Nelson concert.

He says Seth helps carry The Rock’s company. He talks about the tag team match at WrestleMania and says he doesn’t know if it will be a fair fight. He doesn’t know if he will finish the story. But what does The Rock know? How can he be so sure? The Rock has not been in the ring in years and on April 6, the bell will rings. Is he going to bring the great one or is it just going to be Little Dick Syndrome?

The Rock called himself the Final Boss. But at WrestleMania, he doesn’t think he will be the final Boss. He is just going to be Roman’s Side Chick.

We hear Paul Heyman saying “Ladies and gentleman” and out he comes.

He tells Cody that Cody must hate it when someone comes out and demands an apology. He says he came out a few weeks ago with friends from the NYPD and he apologizes for that. That was stupid on his behalf. Because the plan didn’t work and it was just dumb. And for that, he apologizes. Heyman starts to get in the ring and Cody tells him he didn’t ask for an apology and he knows Heyman will ask for permission to get in the ring but Heyman is a Hall of Famer, if he wants to get in the ring, to be his guest.

Heyman thanks Cody and he is fine on the ring apron. He says he carries with him a message from Roman Reigns. He can think of Heyman as someone that you cannot trust but Roman is someone of his word. This Friday on SmackDown, Roman will go face to face with Cody. Challenger and Champion. And when they go face to face, there will not be a single other member of the Bloodline inside, except for him and he is no physical threat. But Cody has Roman’s word. If Cody shows up on SmackDown, Roman Reigns will show up alone.

Cody tells Heyman that Roman shows up alone, no Bloodline, except for Heyman and that is a deal. Heyman says he forgot one little crucial point. The fans boo Heyman. Cody tells him they are booing him but he is about to rip his throat out and to get to the point. Heyman tells him if Roman shows up alone on SmackDown, Cody Rhodes must show up to SmackDown alone too. Cody walks towards Heyman and says deal. He extends his hand and they shake. Cody’s music hits and Heyman walks down the ring steps.

Nia Jax cuts a promo talking about how she will be the Last Woman Standing and take Becky’s spot at WrestleMania.

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Back from commercial and Cody is walking backstage, stopped by Jey. He tells Cody that he knows he isn’t going to SmackDown alone. Cody says he gave him his word. Jey says he knows how The Bloodline works and if he needs him, he has his back. They shake and Jey walks away.

Dominik Mysterio with JD McDonagh vs. Ricochet

The bell rings and we are under way. Dominik with right hands but Ricochet with right hands and a chop to the chest. Ricochet with a spring board elbow onto Dominik and Dominik rolls to the outside. Ricochet with a corkscrew splash onto Dominik on the outside of the ring. He grabs Dominik and throws him back into the ring. Dominik distracts the referee and JD grabs Ricochet who is on the ring apron and Dominik dropkicks him down.

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Back from commercial, Dominik with a face buster. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Dominik goes for the three amigos, he lands the first suplex but Ricochet hits him with a suplex. A boot to the face by Ricochet. He goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out. Ricochet with a big kick to the face. He climbs the top rope and goes for the 450, Dominik moves out of the way, Ricochet lands on his feet and he kicks Dominik down. JD gets on the ring apron but Ricochet kicks him down. Dominik trips Ricochet up onto the second rope, he goes for the 619 but Ricochet moves out of the way and hits Dominik with the Recoil. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Ricochet

JD gets in the ring after the match and runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet leaves the ring.

Sami Zayn is shown walking backstage and he bumps into Chad Gable. He tells Gable last week’s match was an honor, he hasn’t been pushed like that for a long time. Gable cuts him off and says it was great. Zayn asks him if he is fine and Gable says he is fine. Zayn says he has known him for a long time and to say what is on his mind. Gable tells him last week meant more for him. Zayn says Gable has been saying that for weeks and it’s unfair. He has a family at home too. His kid cries when he loses too. He has people he tries to make proud too. He asks Gable what this is all about and Gable tells Zayn that Zayn cannot beat Gunther and he walks away.

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Adam Pearce is standing in the ring for the Intercontinental Championship contract signing. A table and two chairs are in the ring and out comes Sami Zayn to the ring.

Zayn shakes Pearce’s hand and sits on one of the chairs. Pearce introduces Gunther to the ring. Gunther places the Intercontinental Championship on the table and remains standing. Gunther tells him before they proceed, this is the most prestigious contract signing in history and Zayn is dressed like one of the bums in the audience. Zayn tells Gunther his smug smile is starting to piss him off. He tells Gunther that Gunther has beaten everyone that has come across his way and Gunther doesn’t believe Zayn can do it. A lot of people didn’t believe a lot of things about him, the Usos didn’t believe he would be the guy to end the longest tag team title reign of all time. And one year later, he will be the guy to end the longest reigning Intercontinental Title reign of all time. Zayn signs the contract and the fans chant “Sami”. Gunther tells Zayn that he should listen to his new friend Chad Gable but he doesn’t believe that he can beat him. The fans cheer Zayn but they don’t believe he can beat Gunther. And when he looks at Zayn’s eye, even Zayn doesn’t believe he can beat him.

Gunther tells Zayn that he is standing at his door step, begging him to get a beating at the grandest stage of them all. He says at WrestleMania, his dreams will meet reality. Gunther signs the contract and stands up. As he is leaving the ring, Zayn tells him to wait. He tells Gunther that Gunther thinks he doesn’t believe he can beat him? Zayn gets in his face and he tells him to look again because he is looking at the man who will take him down at WrestleMania.

Zayn’s music plays and he heads to the back with the camera following him. He walks through DIY, The Miz and R-Truth. Miz says that is the mindset they need to be in. In come Jinder Mahal and Indus Sher. R-Truth tells Miz he feels sorry for whoever has to fight them, one of them was hairy.

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Winners go to Wrestlemania – R-Truth and The Miz vs. Indus Sher with Jinder Mahal

R-Truth and Sanga start the match. Sanga flexes and R-Truth tags The Miz in. Miz with left hands but Sanga with an elbow to the face. He picks Miz up and Veer is tagged in. He slams Miz and Veer with a jumping elbow. Veer grabs The Miz and throws him in the corner. Miz with boots to the face. He makes the tag and in comes R-Truth. A shoulder tackle onto Veer and he slams Veer down. R-Truth does the “U Can’t See Me” and lands the five knuckle shuffle. A drop toe hold and an STF by R-Truth. Sanga breaks it up but in comes Miz. A double drop kick onto Sanga. Miz witht he Skull Crushing Finale. Sanga throws Miz to the outside and Miz grabs Sanga and he hits R-Truth with a back elbow. R-Truth falls backwards onto Veer, goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: R-Truth and The Miz

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Sami Zayn is backstage and he bumps into Gable. He asks Gable why he thinks he can’t beat Gunther. Gable tells him it’s not just physical, it’s mental. Zayn has that but Gunther is on a different level. There’s no window of opportunity with Gunther, he is a different beast, a different animal. If Zayn doesn’t change his mentality, he can’t beat him. Gable walks away and we cut to Pat and Michael Cole.

They talk about CM Punk’s recovery and a video package of Punk working out and recovering airs.

Drew McIntyre’s music hits and out he comes to the ring. Drew is half way towards the ring and Seth’s music hits and out he comes dancing. Drew stops in his tracks and Seth walks to the ring ahead of him.

Seth is in the ring dancing and Drew slowly gets in the ring. Drew stands in the corner, Seth looks at him and the fans sing Seth’s song. Seth welcomes everyone to Monday Night Rollins. He tells Drew that he is sorry, he didn’t even see him, he was too busy soaking up the spotlight.

Drew tells Seth “here we go” and to get it out of his system. Drew tells him after WrestleMania, the spotlight is all his. Seth says he doesn’t like Drew, he thinks he’s stupid but he came out to admit one thing that Drew said which is correct. Seth says they always say the first step on the road to recovery is the hardest. He asks them to bare with him.

Seth raises his hand and says “My name is Seth “Freaking” Rollins and I’m a spotlight junkie”. The fans chant “spotlight junkie” and Drew says everything is just a joke to Seth. He tells Seth he has become a parody of himself but he doesn’t care. He tried to reason with him, he just cares about their match and the World title. The punch line is when he beats him for that title at WrestleMania. The fans chant “CM Punk” and Drew tells them Punk will be there next week, he would never show up in Raleigh. The fans boo and Drew tells Punk they are booing him.

Rollins cuts Drew off. He says this is not a joke. When he said he was a spotlight junkie, it was not a joke. He has been doing this for 20 years, just like him. And when he comes through that curtain, that is his fix and it gets better every time. When he comes down, he lays it all on the line and it gets better every single time. When the fans sing his song, that is his fix. And he wants the spotlight as bright as it can be. He tells Drew he knows he has been busy online, night one at WrestleMania, he will take the biggest star in Hollywood and his side bitch and on night two, the biggest light possible will be shinning down on them and the World Heavyweight Championship.

Drew says “all hail our saviour”. He says that is what he wants. He wants the passion, he had him all the way to the finish. He did it for 20 years, they gave their lives to this business. The title is the workhorse Championship. And he had him until he mentioned The Rock. He asks why The Rock has to be the reason they are getting the spotlight and not because of them. All he cares about is Seth makes it to WrestleMania. If Seth can’t walk, he will carry him down. He is going to get the moment he has earned.

Seth tells Drew “there it is”. Drew wants to call him a spotlight junkie but Drew wants it just as bad as he does. He’s an addict too. And he has been beginning for it for the last four years because in 2020, he won the WrestleMania main event in an empty warehouse. And they keep hearing about how that wasn’t good enough, how he deserves better or more. But when everyone came back, Drew fumbled the ball. And that is the difference between them. When the lights are the brightest, Seth shines and at WrestleMania 40, the lights will be as bright as they have ever been. And Drew is going to find out he is not as good as he thinks he is. Seth drops the microphone and leaves the ring.

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The New Day vs. Otis and Akira Tozawa

The bell rings and we are under way. Woods and Otis start the match. Otis with a shoulder tackle. Tozawa is tagged in but Woods with a kick. An arm bar by Woods and Kofi is tagged in. Tozawa with a kick onto Woods and Kofi. Tozawa with a hurricanrana and Kofi to the outside. Tozawa to the ropes and a suicide dive onto The New Day.

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Back from commercial, Otis and Kofi are tagged in. Otis with a clothesline onto Woods who gets in the ring. Kofi jumps off the second rope but Otis catches him and slams him. Otis with the caterpillar elbow. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Otis climbs the second rope, Tozawa is tagged in, Otis goes for splash but Kofi moves out of the way. Tozawa with a cross body onto Kofi. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Woods is tagged in and he hits him with a tornado DDT. He goes for the cover but Tozawa kicks out. Woods climbs the second rope but Tozawa with right hands. Tozawa climbs the top rope. He goes for a superplex but Woods blocks it. Woods with right hands. Woods gets Tozawa on his shoulders but Tozawa reverses it into a hurricanrana. Tozawa climbs the top rope and he hits him with a senton. He goes for the cover but Kofi breaks it up. Otis grabs Kofi to the outside but Kofi hits him with a DDT. Kofi on the ring apron, Tozawa with a kick. Tozawa goes for a hurricanrana on Woods but he catches Woods with a sit down power bomb. Woods climbs the top rope, he walks the ropes and he hits Tozawa with the elbow drop. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: The New Day

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Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins are backstage. Seth looks at Cody and he says “one on one” and Cody tells him “one on one” and walks away.

Last Woman Standing – Becky Lynch vs. Nia Jax

The bell rings and we are under way. Becky with a drop kick. She climbs the top rope and hits Nia with another drop kick and Nia falls to the outside. Becky with a baseball slide followed by a forearm to the face. Becky goes for another forearm but Nia moves out of the way, she gets Becky on her shoulders and slams her into the ring post and barricade. The referee begins to count Becky down but she gets to her feet.

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Back from commercial, Becky grabs a tablue from under the ring but Nia hits her from behind and throws her into the ring. Nia begins to place the table at ringside but the table breaks. Nia throws steel chairs into the ring. She gets into the ring and Becky hits her with a steel chair. She goes for the Man Handle Slam but Nia with an elbow to the face. Nia with a Samoan drop onto the steel chairs. The referee begins to count but Becky gets to her feet at seven. Nia lifts Becky up but Becky with a sleeper and she hits Nia with a running bulldog onto a steel chair. The referee begins to count but Nia gets up at eight. Becky climbs the top rope and jumps but Nia hits her with a steel chair. She hits Becky with a steel chair across the back. Nia grabs kendo sticks from under the ring and throws them in the ring. She hits Becky with one across the back. Nia bodyslams Becky onto the steel chairs and she hits her with a leg drop.

Nia hits Becky with a chair. She places a chair on top of Becky and sits on the chair. Becky grabs a kendo stick and hits Nia with it from behind and Nia falls to the outside. Nia grabs the steel steps and hits Becky with it across the face. She places Becky on the ring apron and goes for a leg drop but Becky moves out of the way. Becky grabs Nia and hits her with a DDT on the steel steps. The referee counts to seven but she gets to her feet. Becky grabs a table from under the ring.

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Back from commercial, Nia places Becky on a table. She begins to climb a ladder that is at ringside but Becky grabs a fire extinguisher and blows the smoke into Nia. She gets in the ring and there is a table placed in the corner. Becky runs towards Nia but Nia catches her and hits her with a Samoan drop through the table. Nia drags Becky and places her in a corner and she hits her with the annihilator. The referee counts to nine but Becky rolls to the outside and lands on her feet. Nia grabs Becky and places her on her shoulders and gets on the ring apron. Becky with elbows. Both of them stand on the ring apron and Becky hits Nia with a Man Handle Slam through the table on the outside of the ring. The referee counts to nine but Nia gets to her feet. Becky climbs the ladder with Nia stumbling onto the announce table and Becky hits her with a leg drop through the announce table. The referee counts to nine and Becky gets to her feet, he counts to ten and Nia is still down.

Winner: Becky Lynch

Rhea Ripley’s music hits and out she comes. Becky and Rhea go face to face and Raw goes off the air.