WWE Raw Results, March 27, 2023, report by John Matiesen for jjasportstudio.com
The Miz puts himself over as the host of WrestleMania. Miz introduces his guest tonight, Trish Stratus, and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Lita and Becky Lynch. They join him in the ring. Miz says Lynch is The Man, and she works alone. How does it feel for her to call in reinforcement to handle Damage CTRL? Lynch says Miz sounds like an insecure man with tiny balls. Miz corrects her, they aren’t tiny; they are massive. His wife verified this.
Lynch quips that it’s good to know Maryse didn’t get around much before him. Lynch says she called on women she respects. When people fight for her, she’ll fight for them. Miz asked Lita and Stratus why now? Why come back just to play back up to Becky Lynch? Trish and Lita giggle. Lita says she doesn’t feel like a backup. She feels like one-half of the Tag Team Champions. Damage CTRL interrupts. Bayley shuts Miz up. She has something to say. She is sick and tired of them acting like the match at WrestleMania is just another match. This match is Damage CTRL’s life. Bayley says Stratus and Lita haven’t meant anything in 20 years.
Stratus fires back that she thinks the title on Lita’s shoulder means she means something now. There was a time this would have been a dream match for them. They are going to take out two hall of famer’s and the so-called calls of the division at WrestleMania. Lynch says Sky and Kai have done nothing but be Bayley’s lackeys when they meant so much more before coming to the main roster. They are going to end this at WrestleMania.
Iyo Sky w/Damage CTRL vs. Becky Lynch W/Trish Stratus and Lita
Lynch lands a suplex. Bayley tries to get involved, but Lynch tries to pull her into the ring. In confusion, Sky catches Lynch with a dropkick. Sky works over Lynch. Lynch fires up and lands a flurry of offense. She tries the Manhandle Slam, but Sky rolls through and lands a double stomp. Lynch kicks out. After the break, Lynch lands a superplex. Sky kicks out.
Sky hits two German suplexes, the last of which she holds. Lynch kicks out. Lynch goes up top for a tornado DDT. Sky leaps up top and dropkicks Lynch. Asai Moonsault by Sky. Sky sends Lynch back into the ring for a near fall. Sky sets up her finish, but Lynch rolls out of the way. After a series of reversals, Lynch hits the Manhandle Slam for the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Mustafa Ali
Rollins makes quick work over Ali as he lands two Stomps in a row for the win.
Winner: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
After the match, Rollins says in five days at WrestleMania night one, he will finally get his hands on Logan Paul. If he can’t beat Paul at WrestleMania, he’s the joke, not Paul. A little birdy told him April 1st happens to be Paul’s birthday. Rollins asks the crowd to sing the song Paul will hear 80 thousand plus sing at WrestleMania. The crowd sings Rollins’ song. He’ll see Paul at WrestleMania.
Backstage, Baron Corbin begs Adam Pearce for a spot at WrestleMania. Pearce says Corbin can be in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal Friday night. Chelsea Green walks in and complains about not being in the showcase match at WrestleMania. Sonya Deville walks in and complains as well. Pearce puts them in a tag team together. They will get a shot to earn their way into the match.
Adam Pearce and Corey Graves are in the ring to officiate. Omos and MVP are out first. MVP rants about how Brock Lesnar doesn’t have a chance at WrestleMania. Omos ways in at 410 pounds. MVP tries to speak, but Lesnar’s music hits. Lesnar gets in the ring and immediately attacks Omos. Lesnar lands two clotheslines, but Omos doesn’t go down.
Flying body block by Lesnar. Omos stumbles but still doesn’t go down. Lesnar picks up the scale, but Omos boots him in the face. Lesnar goes down immediately and rolls out of the ring. Omos puts the scale over his shoulder and glares at Lesnar. Lesnar shakes his head. He seemingly can’t solve Omos.
Ricochet, Braun Strowman, and The Street Profits vs. The Alpha Academy and The Viking Raiders
Ford and Dawkins start hot. Ricochet tags in and gets taken down by Gable. Gable and his team work over Ricochet. Dawkins gets the tag and clears the ring. Strowman tags in and freight trains all over this opponent outside the ring. Strowman and Ricochet hit their assisted swanton. Ford gets the tag, leaps off the top, over Strowman, and turns mid-air to frog splash Gable for the win.
Winners- Ricochet, Braun Strowman, and The Street Profits
After the match, Maxine Dupre is watching Otis backstage from a monitor.
Backstage, Cody Rhodes says it’s interesting that Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman want him to face Solo Sikoa tonight. Heyman and Reigns know the time is coming. They are worried. They know that Rhodes will be the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at the end of WrestleMania.
WrestleMania Showcase Qualifying Match: Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville vs. Candace LeRae and Mia Yim
Yim sends Deville into the corner. Running boot by Yim. After a distraction from Green, Yim misses a senton in the corner. Green and Deville take turns beating down Yim. Yim reverses a double suplex attempt by Green and Deville with a double neck breaker. LeRae gets the tag and lands a crossbody on both women.
LeRae lands a clothesline, followed by an elbow in the corner. Step up senton by LeRae. Yim and LeRae hit a combo wheelbarrow splash. Deville breaks up the pin. After a cheap shot from Deville behind the referee’s back, Green drops Yim with the Unprettier for the win.
Winners- Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville
In-Ring Segment: Dominik Mysterio and Damian Preist
Dominik says his father is a real deadbeat after striking him last week. What kind of man puts his hands on his son? His mother is no better; she just sat there and watched. Her silence was deafening. He is going to end his father at WrestleMania. Dominik wishes Eddie Gurerro was his father and that Rey Mysterio never existed.
Damian Priest vs. Rey Mystrerio
Mysterio lands a few leg kicks. Wheelbarrow bulldog by Mysterio. Springboard moonsault by Mysterio. Preist kicks out. Mysterio tries another springboard but gets plucked out of the air by Priest. Priest a leaping flatliner. Mysterio kicks out. Priest tries a running boot, but Mysterio avoids it. Priest gets hung up in the ropes. Mysterio sets up the 619.
Mysterio hits the ropes and runs right into a nasty lariat from Priest. Mysterio kicks out. Priest sets up a chokeslam off the top. Mysterio reverses it into a top rope Ranna. 619 by Mysterio. Mysterio goes up top. Dominik hops on the apron and attacks Mysterio. The referee calls for the bell. Priest has been disqualified.
Winner- Rey Mysterio
After the match, Dominik and Priest beat down Mysterio. Legado del Fantasma hits the ring. Priest and Dominik run away.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Gunther w/IMPERIUM
Ziggler lands a flurry of offense. Gunther chops Ziggler’s soul out of his body. Gunther stomps on Ziggler’s throat after laying him across the top turnbuckle. Ziggler falls to the floor as Gunther poses on the second rope. After the break, Ziggler fires back with a few shots. Famouser by Ziggler. Ziggler tries the Zig Zag, but Gunther tosses him away. Ziggler leaps in the air and eats a nasty chop. Gunther German suplexes Ziggler. Powerbomb by Gunther. Gunther lifts Ziggler up and hits the Last Symphony for the win.
After the match, Gunther says despite the disgrace of having to defend the Intercontinental championship against Sheamus and Drew McIntyre, he wants them to look at what’s left of Ziggler. That’s their future at WrestleMania.
Cody Rhodes vs. Solo Sikoa w/Paul Heyman
Rhodes tries a shoulder block, but Sikoa doesn’t go down. Rhodes dropkicks Sikoa. Sikoa surprises Rhodes with a Samoan drop. Rhodes rolls out of the ring. Rhodes sends Sikoa into the steps. Sikoa sends Rhodes flying off the apron into the announce desk. Sikoa goes after Rhodes, but Rhodes repeatedly slams Sikoa’s head into the desk. Rhodes tries a suicide dive, but Sikoa catches Rhodes and hits Spinning Solo on the announce desk. Rhodes writhes in pain. Sikoa does it again.
After the break, Sikoa is working over Rhodes. Rhodes flips out of a suplex from Sikoa. Rhodes tries to suplex Sikoa but can’t get Sikoa off the mat. Sikoa clotheslines Rhodes in the corner. Sikoa continues his assault. Rhodes manages to drop Sikoa with a gourd buster. Snap powerslam by Rhodes. Sikoa stumbles to his feet. Disaster kick by Rhodes. Sikoa doesn’t go down. Sikao finally hits the mat after a Cody Cutter. Rhodes hits Crossroads. Sikoa gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the pin. Rhodes yells at Heyman, “is this what you wanted?”
As he goes up top for a moonsault. Sikoa rolls out of the way as Rhodes slams into the mat. Heyman says that is what he wanted. Sikoa sets up the Samoan Spike, but Rhodes avoids it and hits another Cody Cutter. The Usos’ music hits. Jimmy and Jey walk to the ring. In the confusion, Rhodes walks into Spinning Solo. Rhodes kicks out. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn hit the ring and attack Jimmy and Jey. Rhodes avoids the Samoan Spike and hits Crossroads for the win.
Winner- Cody Rhodes
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