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WWE Raw Ratings and Highlights

Kurt Angle started off WWE Raw and did not waste any time before calling out Triple H for his actions in the previous week. Instead of Triple H, it was Stephanie McMahon who made her way down to the ring. Stephanie reminded Kurt Angle of his family, and said that being Raw General Manager paid his bills, and he should remember that. She said that Triple H punching Kurt had evened them out for Kurt almost spoiling Ronda Rousey’s contract signing.

Ronda Rousey came out to interrupt the proceedings. Rousey said that the events of the last week had caused her to understand that Triple H and Stephanie were fake. Rousey reminded Stephanie that she had the right to choose whoever she wanted to face at Wrestlemania. Rousey then said that she wanted to face Stephanie at Wrestlemania 34.

Triple H came out refusing to accept this, but Kurt refused to accept his interruption. He said that at Wrestlemania Stephanie McMahon and Triple H would face him and Ronda.

Triple H tried to cheap shot Kurt but got knocked down, and Angle locked the Angle Lock on him. Stephanie knocked down Ronda and ran away. Ronda pulled her into the ring by her hair, and then hit her with a Samoan Drop.

In this write-up, we will rate each segment in a range between +5 to -5.

Asuka vs Nia Jax: +4

Asuka and Nia squared off as she was sent out of the ring quickly in the beginning of the match. Nia’s domination was obvious, though Asuka came back with an Octopus hold, which Nia quickly reversed. Nia hit Asuka with a facebuster, and almost pinned her.

Asuka’s winning streak seemed in jeopardy after Nia hit Asuka with a Samoan Drop. Nia hit Asuka with a Gorilla Press and went for the leg drop, but Asuka got out of the way. Asuka locked in the armbar on Nia. Nia powerbombed Asuka several times, but could not break the hold. Asuka kept it locked in and it looked like she might break the arm, finally getting Nia to tap out.

Asuka vs. Nia Jax: Raw, March 5, 2018

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The Bar vs The Revival: +4

The Revival’s Dawson faced off against Sheamus as he wrestled him down to the ring. Dawson seemed to have the obvious advantage over Sheamus outwrestling him. Dash came in and double teamed Cesaro. The Revival suddenly had the advantage over the Bar, as they looked to regroup.

The Bar regained their advantage over the Revival as they isolated Dawson. However, Dash and Dawson’s ability to communicate with each other helped a lot as they got Cesaro down with a Superplex and a Splash. Cesaro was still able to kicked out and hit Dawson with a Neutralizer for the win.

The Revival vs. Sheamus & Cesaro: Raw, March 5, 2018

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John Cena Promo: +2

John Cena came out on Raw to talk about SmackDown and the obstacles that he had in front of him. He said that he was ready to break a record that had stood for 20 years, as he would be challenging for the WWE Championship. If he won it would be for the 17th time.

He said that he had one chance, and he would make the best of it, as he had to reach Wrestlemania. Cena said that he would defeat AJ and then defend the Championship in a Triple Threat at Wrestlemania.

Goldust interrupted him, and came out to say that he would stop John Cena from going to Wrestlemania. He said that he wanted to stop Cena from going to Wrestlemania.

Cena and Goldust faced off in a match, where Goldust seemed to have an advantage after a cheap shot. He hit Cena with a Powerslam, and pressed his advantage with a low blow. Cen gained momentum suddenly, and hit Goldust with an AA for the win.

John Cena vs. Goldust: Raw, March 5, 2018

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Bayley vs Mandy Rose: +2

Bayley and Mandy faced off against each other, after Absolution interrupted Bayley’s promo about Sasha.

Bayley had her face kicked in with a running knee. Bayley was distracted from the outside, but Bayley rolled up Mandy for the win. She was attacked by Sonya and Mandy, with Sasha coming out for the save. Sasha chased them away and tried to hug her, but Bayley pushed her away and walked off.

Bayley rejects a hug from Sasha Banks after Absolution brawl: Raw, March 5, 2018

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Elias vs Braun Strowman [Symphony of Destruction Match]: +4

Elias had escaped from Braun the previous night’s show on Raw, but he had to face Braun in a Falls Count Anywhere, Symphony of Destruction Match.

Elias tried to escape the stadium, but Braun Strowman was holding the wheels of the car up in the air. They came back to the stadium and Elias broke his guitar on his back. He then went to the top rope for an elbow on Strowman.

Strowman came back attacking Elias almost putting him through the Announce Table with a Powerslam. Strowman broke his huge guitar on Elias and then dropped the piano on him before covering him for the win.

Braun Strowman and Elias clash in first-ever Symphony of Destruction Match: Raw, March 5, 2018

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Bray Wyatt vs Rhyno: +3

Bray attacked Rhyno and hammered him down. He hit the Sister Abigail for the win and called out Matt Hardy.

Matt declared that they would face each other in a match within the Hardy Compound.

“Woken” Matt Hardy invites Bray Wyatt to his compound for “The Ultimate Deletion”: Raw, Mar. 5, 2018

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The Mizzies: +3

Miz gave out the award for superstar patting themselves on the back to Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, and then presented an award to Kurt Angle for bad decisions while running Raw.

Balor and Rollins interrupted the Miz which ended uo resulting in  a Three-on-One Handicap Match with Balor and Rollins facing the Miztourage. Rollins and Balor worked well together though there was obvious tension between the two.

In the end Rollins and Balor were able to pick up the win over the Miztourage, and Kurt Angle came out to announce that the Miz would have to defend his Intercontinental Title against Balor and Rollins at Wrestlemania Match in a Triple Threat Match.

Seth Rollins & Finn Bálor vs. The Miz & The Miztourage – 2-on-3 Handicap Match: Raw, March 5, 2018

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Paul Heyman Promo: +2

Heyman came out to cut a promo with the Universal Title and let Roman know that he had no chance against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.

Heyman said that the belt was all that was needed to say that Lesnar was the best wrestler in the world. He let everyone know that there was no chance that anyone else could take the title from Lesnar.

Roman Reigns interrupted him, and said that Brock did not show up yet again. He promised he would take him out the next week.

Paul Heyman responds to Roman Reigns: Raw, March 5, 2018

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The night seemed without any proper plan. Raw got a rating of +23 out of a possible +40.

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