Welcome to ITN’s Live Results & Updates Blog for WWE Monday Night RAW episode of 23 March 2020(3/23/2020).
- Date- 23 March 2020
- Location- WWE Performance Center, Orlando, FL, US
- Time- 8 PM EST(24 March 2020 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
The show opens with a pre-recorded message from Paul Heyman who was hyping WWE Champion Brock Lesnar as usual. We cut to Drew McIntyre now. McIntyre says agrees with Heyman that Lesnar has dominated WWE unlike anyone else. But then Brock ran into McIntyre. We get rushes of McIntyre eliminating Brock from Royal Rumble and then replays from two weeks back. McIntyre claims to become the new WWE Champion at WrestleMania 36.
We go live from WWE Performance Center and Paul Heyman is in the ring with Brock Lesnar. Heyman cuts a promo as usual, telling us that whatever Drew would go, he will not be able to defeat Lesnar at WrestleMania. And after what happened at Royal Rumble and in RAW at Brooklyn, Lesnar will make it quick, but not painless.
We see the replay of WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Royal Rumble 2015 between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins.
Next, we get the recap of AJ Styles and The Undertaker storyline from the last two weeks. Styles comes out to the ring with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. He hypes his match and once again mentions Michelle McCool. He also mocked Undertaker’s look from last week. AJ says he is going to bring The Deadman back and they will face-off in a Boneyard Match. He will bury Undertaker right next to the plot McCool picked out when she buried his career.
The Street Profits vs Andrade & Angel Garza is announced for WrestleMania 36 for WWE RAW Tag Team Championship. Zelina Vega is with Charly Caruso backstage. She hypes Andrade’s match for tonight and tells Andrade will become the most decorated champion in WWE at WrestleMania 36. Garza flirts a bit with Caruso before leaving.
Andrade & Angel Garza defeated Ricochet & Cedric Alexander in a tag team match. Garza and Andrade tried to attack Ricochet before the match but could not take much advantage. The Street Profits were on the commentary for the match. Ricochet vanished near the end of the match. Andrade hit the back elbow on Alexander to win the match.
Post match, The Street Profits hit the ring and have a staredown with their WrestleMania opponents. A brawl breaks out eventually where The Street Profits clear the ring.
The Street Profits defeated Shane Thorne & Brendon Vink in a tag team match.
Charly Caruso is with Shayna Baszler in the ring with their surrounding dark and focus lights only on them. Charly asks Baszler a couple of questions, nervously. However, Baszler does not respond and just stares at her. Baszler asks Caruso why she looks so nervous. Shayna says she wants the title because she loves to destroy. When I take that title from Becky at WrestleMania, it will destroy Becky, she says.
Baszler suddenly gets knocked out with a shot out of nowhere. The lights come up and its Becky Lynch with a steel chair. Becky delivers a few more chair shots and left her reeling in the ring.
Aleister Black defeated Leon Ruff(enhancement talent). Black was seated in the middle of the ring as the bell rings. As Ruff charges with a running kick, Black ducks and hits Black Mass for the win.
Kevin Owens is in the ring to answer the WrestleMania challenge from Seth Rollins last week and calls him out. Rollins goes on to talk about how Owens trained in this building but it was built on Rollins’ blood and success. Rollins tells us how his first day in WWE was in an old warehouse. Rollins says he had to succeed for people like Owens, so they could train in a building like this.
Rollins goes on and says Owens keeps refusing to fall in line. Rollins says none of this exists without Seth Rollins – WWE NXT, the WWE Performance Center. He says everyone owes him. There is no Johnny Gargano, no Takeover, no women’s revolution, and others, without Rollins. He goes on and says there also would be no Kevin Owens without Seth Rollins.
Owens tries to interrupt but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins then recalls his successes at WrestleMania, winning IC and Universal Championships when Owens did not have much at the event and did not even make it to the card last year. Rollins says Owens can’t beat him on his worst day and WrestleMania is never his worst day because he becomes a God when under pressure. Rollins drops the mic on the stage and heads back.
We see the replay of Charlotte Flair vs Asuka match from WrestleMania 34. After the replay, Flair is seen backstage with Charly Caruso. She hypes her performance at WrestleMania 34 and also took shots at Rhea Ripley, her opponent at WrestleMania 36.
Randy Orton comes out for a promo. He says whatever he did in the last few weeks, it came from a place of love. A few weeks ago he told Edge’s wife, WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix, that Edge was a junkie for the crowd reaction. But Edge is a junkie for his own ego.
Orton brings up how Edge said last week that Orton didn’t earn his opportunity. Orton admits he was handed a chance because of his last name, but then highlighted all the things he has achieved in his career. Orton says he loves Edge, he loves their kids, and that’s why he tried to send their daddy back home. Orton says Edge may be writing the story, but at WrestleMania, Orton will be the one to write the last chapter and end it.