Monday Evening Uncooked
Date: March 22, 2021
Location: Tropicana Discipline, St. Petersburg, Florida
Commentators: Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe, Tom Phillips
We’re lastly previous what wound up being a reasonably good Fastlane present and which means we’re on the ultimate stretch of the Highway To Wrestlemania. Now this yr which means with a grand complete of 19 days to go earlier than the present as a result of WWE likes to cram in additional content material. Let’s get to it.
Sheamus vs. Bobby Lashley
Non-title and the remainder of the Harm Enterprise is at ringside. They go to the mat to begin with Sheamus really getting the higher of a entrance facelock. You possibly can see the welts throughout Sheamus’ again as Lashley fights up and takes him down with a swinging neckbreaker. The chinlock goes on for a bit however Sheamus fights up, solely to get pummeled within the head. Sheamus is shipped exterior for an inexpensive shot from Shelton Benjamin and we take a break.
Again with Sheamus avoiding a cost to ship Lashley into the submit and a few operating ax handles to the face put him down once more. Lashley will get knocked exterior and Sheamus hits the highest rope clothesline. Again in and a knee to the face provides Sheamus two however Lashley hits the spinebuster. The Harm Lock makes Sheamus faucet at 11:37.
Consequence: Bobby Lashley b. Sheamus – Harm Lock (11:37)
Publish match the Harm Enterprise will get on Sheamus however Drew McIntyre runs out for the save. Lashley is able to go however MVP holds him again, shouting to SAVE IT FOR MANIA. McIntyre places his arms behind his again to let Lashley have a free shot however MVP talks him down.
Publish break, Lashley yells at Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin for getting concerned in his match. MVP says that made it seem like Lashley can’t win on his personal. It was a humiliation, like once they misplaced the Tag Crew Titles final week. They want to consider what they did.
Lengthy recap of the Fiend returning final night time, now all burned up.
Asuka vs. Peyton Royce
Non-title and that is the results of Royce venting on Uncooked Discuss. Asuka goes for the arm to begin however Royce reverses right into a bridging leglock. That’s damaged up with a kick to the ribs and Royce is shipped to the apron for the spinning backfist. Royce avoids a operating hip assault and hits a spinning kick to the again as we take a break.
Again with Asuka kicking her down once more however getting caught in a Gory Stretch, with Royce dropping to her knees for 2. A Codebreaker provides Asuka her personal two however Royce shoves her off the highest. Royce’s prime rope double stomp to the again will get two however Asuka pulls her into the Asuka Lock for the faucet at 11:12.
Consequence: Asuka b. Peyton Royce – Asuka Lock (11:12)
Publish match right here’s the debuting Rhea Ripley, immediately trying like a complete star. Ripley wastes no time and challenges Asuka for the title at Wrestlemania. Asuka yells in Japanese however then says that Ripley shouldn’t be prepared for Asuka, which means the match is on.
Adam Pearce comes as much as Drew McIntyre within the again, the place McIntyre asks him for a match with the Harm Enterprise later tonight. Pearce doesn’t like the concept however Drew talks him into it, with a catch: if he wins tonight, these two are banned from ringside at Wrestlemania. Deal.
Publish break, the match is official.
It’s time for MizTV with Miz and John Morrison bragging about Miz being a two time Grand Slam Champion. They’re large stars however you don’t see the 2 of them on the Wrestlemania poster. No as a substitute you see Dangerous Bunny, who has been round for a cup of espresso. We have a look at Miz attacking Dangerous Bunny together with his guitar final week, which Morrison calls a smash hit.
They’re able to do away with Bunny for good and that’s why subsequent week, we will probably be seeing the debut of their new music video: Hey Hey Hop Hop. We get a preview, which incorporates the 2 of them in bunny fits hopping round on the Uncooked stage. That isn’t all although, as a result of Miz is difficult him to a match at Wrestlemania so he can finish his profession for good. If Bunny desires a preview, watch what Miz goes to do to Jeff Hardy proper now.
Miz vs. Jeff Hardy
Earlier than the match, Hardy says if Miz is an actual man, he’ll ship Morrison to the again proper now. That works for Miz and we’re able to go. Hardy begins quick and sends Miz into the ropes, solely to get hit within the face for his efforts. Miz’s operating boot to the top will get two and we hit the chinlock. Hardy breaks that up in a rush and clotheslines him right down to arrange the operating splash for 2. A center rope splash will get the identical however Miz sends him shoulder first into the submit. The Cranium Crushing Finale is sweet for the pin at 4:20.
Consequence: Miz b. Jeff Hardy – Cranium Crushing Finale (4:20)
Publish match Miz poses however right here is Dangerous Bunny to interrupt a guitar over his again. Bunny accepts the problem for Wrestlemania.
Riddle, on his scooter, rides previous AJ Types and Omos and calls AJ skipper.
Listed below are AJ Types and Omos to say that they will win the Tag Crew Titles at Wrestlemania. Cue New Day to say they appear to suppose that’s humorous, with Woods making jokes about Omos being AJ overcompensating for some dimension points. We get into one thing near the Newlywed Recreation, with AJ not realizing Omos’ favourite colour (mauve), favourite ice cream (peanut butter caramel) or favourite wrestler of all time (Andre). Types shrugs it off and does his personal model of the New Day dance, which has New Day quite aggravated.
Eric Bischoff goes into the Corridor of Fame.
AJ Types vs. Kofi Kingston
Omos and Xavier Woods are at ringside. Kofi grabs a headlock to begin however AJ breaks it up with out a lot effort. A leapfrog works for Kofi however AJ knocks him to the apron. AJ barely hangs on when he has to bail out on a dive and Kofi journeys him to the apron. Again in and a monkey flip provides Kofi two however AJ sends him exterior for a whip into the steps. Woods goes to intervene however will get stared down by Omos as we take a break.
We come again with Kofi hitting a shot to the face and the Increase Drop however Hassle In Paradise is damaged up with an enziguri. Kofi catches him on prime and hundreds up SOS, which is reversed into the Calf Crusher. Which means a protracted crawl for the rope break so AJ goes up, solely to have Woods play some trombone. The delay lets Kofi counter the Phenomenal Forearm into the SOS for the pin at 13:56.
Consequence: Kofi Kingston b. AJ Types – SOS (13:56)
Sheamus isn’t proud of Drew McIntyre getting concerned in his match when nobody requested him to. Cue Riddle, on his scooter, to ask if the Loch Ness Monster is actual, if Drew has ever been to Sheamus’ home in Eire, if leprechauns are actual and what Sheamus would ask for if he had a want. They discuss in regards to the scooter, which Sheamus drives into Riddle’s ribs. Riddle, whereas holding his ribs and attempting to breathe: “Was it one thing I mentioned bro?”
Drew McIntyre vs. Harm Enterprise
If Drew wins, Shelton and Cedric are banned from ringside at Wrestlemania. Drew throws Shelton round to begin and hits an early suplex, adopted by a heck of a backdrop to Alexander. We settle right down to Drew stomping on Shelton’s hand however Alexander pulls Shelton to the ground to keep away from the specter of the Claymore. McIntyre posts Shelton as a substitute however a distraction lets Shelton knee him out to the ground.
Alexander hits a giant flip dive and sends McIntyre into the barricade. We take a break and are available again with McIntyre nonetheless in hassle with Shelton grabbing a chinlock. McIntyre fights up for the Dragon Whip, incomes himself a Glasgow Kiss. Again up and McIntyre begins cleansing home, together with the Claymore to each of them to complete Alexander at 13:06.
Consequence: Drew McIntyre b. Harm Businss – Claymore to Alexander (13:06)
Publish break, MVP yells on the crew and Lashley says he’s going to search out somebody who can get this carried out. Lashley goes as much as the standard gang of losers and says anybody who takes McIntyre out earlier than Wrestlemania will get a shot. MVP appears tremendous with this.
Dana Brooke/Mandy Rose vs. Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler
Non-title with Naomi and Lana on commentary and Reginald (with Jax and Baszler) backflips down the ramp. Earlier than the match, we see Nia Jax taking Reginald on a procuring spree a number of weeks in the past. Baszler takes Brooke with ease to begin however Brooke fights again up and goes after Jax on the apron.
Mandy breaks up the Kirifuda Clutch so it’s off to Jax to run Brooke over. Mandy goes after Reginald and throws him within the ring for a flip show. The new tag brings in Mandy for some knees to the face for 2 however Reginald will get on the apron for a distraction. Baszler runs Mandy over on the ground and Jax Samoan drops Brooke for the pin at 2:45.
Consequence: Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler b. Dana Brooke/Mandy Rose – Samoan drop to Brooke (2:45)
Publish match Jax and Reginald rejoice with Baszler having to return in between them.
Alexa Bliss desires Randy Orton gone however she’s nonetheless right here and He’s again. You possibly can’t at all times get what you need. Let Me In (in Fiend’s voice popping out of her mouth).
We recap the Shane McMahon damage from final night time.
Shane is within the ring with Elias and Jaxson Ryker for this week’s live performance. The music is about how silly Braun Strowman is and Shane even joins in on the refrain. Cue Strowman with guarantees of violence.
Braun Strowman vs. Elias
Strowman powers him round to begin, glares at Shane, and knocks Elias out to the ground in a rush. Again in and Elias nails a leaping knee to knock Strowman into the nook. Strowman is true again up with a operating dropkick to knock Elias foolish and a proper hand places Ryker down. They head exterior with Strowman doing his operating shoulders across the ring, now with loud prepare sound results included. Fortunately they go straight to the end with Strowman ending with the operating powerslam at 3:07.
Consequence: Braun Strowman b. Elias – Working powerslam (3:07)
Publish match Shane hits Strowman with a crutch to no avail so Shane sprints up the ramp to flee. Strowman challenges him for Wrestlemania and Shane accepts, for any match Strowman desires.
Wrestlemania rundown, together with the nights some matches will happen:
Saturday – Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley, Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair, Dangerous Bunny vs. The Miz
Sunday – Roman Reigns vs. Edge, Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
Right here is Randy Orton, with a bag, to summon the Fiend. Orton talks about watching the Fiend burn alive however final night time was some form of an abomination. Tonight, he’s eliminating Alexa Bliss and the Fiend as soon as and for all. Cue Bliss, with a Jack within the field, which reveals one thing near the Fiend inside.
Cue the true Fiend, so Orton opens the bag and pulls out a can of gasoline. Orton throws it on him and pulls out a match however goes with the RKO as a substitute of burning Fiend up. Alexa will get in for a distraction so Orton stares at her as Fiend stands up. The Mandible Claw units up Sister Abigail to knock Randy foolish and Fiend factors on the Wrestlemania signal. Fireplace goes off across the signal and the match is made official to finish the present.
Bobby Lashley b. Sheamus – Harm Lock
Asuka b. Peyton Royce – Asuka Lock
Miz b. Jeff Hardy – Cranium Crushing Finale
Kofi Kingston b. AJ Types – SOS
Drew McIntyre b. Harm Enterprise – Claymore to Alexander
Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler b. Mandy Rose/Dana Brooke – Samoan drop to Brooke
Braun Strowman b. Elias – Working powerslam
Thomas Corridor has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full reveals coated. You will discover his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or take a look at his- Amazon writer web page with 30 wrestling books.
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