WWE Monday Night RAW Review & Results: March 5th 2018

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Oh, That Actually Would Be Really Nice.

To be honest, we had never thought of the possibility of AJ Styles revoking his rematch clause and turning the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania into a Triple Threat between him, Nakamura, and whoever would become the new champion at Fastlane (Well, that is, if there actually IS a new champion being crowned this Sunday). That scenario is really mouth-watering, and we here at Wrestling World thank you for the enlightenment, John.

John Cena’s in-ring promo this week gave us another reason to believe that he will dethrone AJ Styles in 6 days: The 17-time record. When this was brought up, we realized something. WWE in recent years has always been about making history. You know, women main-eventing PPVs, first-time matches, and the 50-man Royal Rumble to take place in April. And tonight, Cena was all about overcoming Ric Flair’s 16 title reigns. Put two and two together…

Oh no. But at the same time, oh well. He deserves it anyways.

 

A Reversal of Roles?

So Bayley defeated Mandy Rose in singles action tonight. The match was nothing much to write about, except for maybe Mandy Rose’s slight in-ring improvement. After the match, The Hugger was at the receiving end of a 3-on-1 beatdown when Sasha Banks came to the rescue and sent Absolution fleeing. But Bayley refused to make amends with Banks, even when Banks offered her a hug – exactly what Bayley likes the most! It seemed like this feud will have a more complex chemistry than just the bully versus fun-loving nerd narrative told back in NXT. If they do not have a match against each other during the weeks leading up to WrestleMania (Looking at you, The Bar versus The Revival), Bayley versus Banks will surely be very satisfying to watch unravel in New Orleans, both from an in-ring perspective and a storyline perspective.

Bayley, if even Paige was giving you relationship advices, you know you have some issues with Sasha Banks.

 

Get Back In There.

Whether Alexa Bliss was being (storyline) genuine or not, we had to say: This was one of the best backstage segments of the year so far, and the most heart-wrenching one in a while (get back in there, tears; you still have a show to review).  Bliss was in full sympathetic-friend mode, and Nia Jax’s emotions felt real. What the two said was relatable, and the empathy was organic. You could build on this, WWE. Seize your opportunity. You have a great story brewing right in front of your very eyes.

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