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WWE Raw results, live blog (Mar. 28, 2016): WrestleMania 32 go home show

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 28, 2016) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, featuring the go home show to the upcoming WrestleMania 32 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza scheduled for this Sun., April 3 in Arlington, Texas.

Advertised for tonight: All hands on deck! Undertaker, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, and Dean Ambrose are all in the building!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



Hey, all. Almost time for Raw in Brooklyn. Time to find out if this go home show ends with another tug of war. Lets do it!

Then. Now. Forever.

The gong hits and the crowd pops.

He tells the crowd this WrestleMania will not be his last. While the blood of Shane may be on Vince's hands, Vince's blood may very well be on Taker's. While Shane will fight to his last breath, Mania is Taker's yard and Hell in a Cell is Taker's house. Shane will rest in peace...

"Here comes the money!" Shane comes to the entryway and says both men are fighting at Mania, but Shane's fighting to win and Taker is fighting not to lose. After they go to war, he will win and crawl to Raw to take control. If he has to cement his legacy by destroying Taker's, he will.

This upset Taker, who retorts "Shut up, rich boy" and tells him not to talk about his legacy. Shane walks down to the ring. He brings up when Taker's legacy died... WrestleMania 30. Taker says Shane is just like his old man, and then says since the day he was born, he's been his "daddy's bitch."

Shane takes his jabs to Taker but Taker just tosses him over the ropes and beats the hell out of him. Taker sets up the announce table and tries to Last Ride Shane through the table. However, Shane slips off and hits taker with a monitor to neutralize Taker, leaving Taker laid out on the announce table.

Uh oh... Shane gets back into the ring and...will he?... HE DOES! ELBOW FROM THE TOP ROPE ONTO TAKER ON THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!

Undertaker is left laying as Shane is able to pull himself down and walk off. Before Shane fully leaves, Undertake does his sit up, which concerns Shane. He does the Rest in Peace gesture and both men stare at each other from across the arena.


Zack Ryder vs. Jericho

This was set up by a pre-show segment where Jericho interrupted a Ryder interview, telling him that he's not getting a WrestleMania moment. He says AJ isn't getting one either because he won't fight him. He'd rather skip Mania.

Before the match starts, AJ Styles walks out. AJ says he's not going to leave here tonight until he gets the match he wants at Mania.

While Jericho is distracted, Ryder goes for a roll up but Jericho kicks out. Jericho soon takes control of the match while jawing with Styles on the outside. Ryder is able to fight back and get some licks in. He goes for the Broski Boot and Jericho dodges and tries to set him up for the Walls.

AJ starts his "Y2 Jackass" chant, which distracts Y2J enough to allow Ryder to roll up Jericho for the win.

Zack Ryder defeats Jericho via pinfall

Y2J hits a code breaker on Ryder immediately. AJ runs into the ring and Jericho slides out and throws a tantrum on the outside. As the crowd chants "Y2Jackass" Jericho gets on the mic and says that AJ just kicked the hornet's nest and now he's going to get it. Because he accepts the match. He tells AJ that WrestleMania will be the worst night of his life.


Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte

Sasha Banks is as ringside

There's good back and forth action early, but Charlotte is able to gain the advantage as Raw goes to break. The champ is still in control when we return but Becky soon has her fire comeback, leading to a BexPlex for a near fall. She goes for the Disarmer, but Charlotte rolls Becky up for a near fall.

Charlotte ends up kicked on the outside and Sasha stands up and jaws at her. Becky chases Charlotte around the ring. When Bex slides in, Ric holds her leg. Lynch kicked Flair off but takes a big boot from Charlotte and then Natural Selection. Charlotte picks up the pin.

Charlotte defeats Becky Lynch via pinfall.

I sure hope someone kicks Flair in the nads on Sunday.


Renee Young interviews Vince McMahon backstage. He says he is not surprised about what Shane did tonight. Shane will take it to Undertaker Sunday. While Taker said that Hell in a Cell and Mania are his house and yard, Shane doesn't want those things. He wants the entire universe. Vince is happy that he has an angry Undertaker representing him.

Shane interrupts. Shane says that he's going to take 40 years of pent up aggression and let it all loose this Sunday. He says Vince stole this company from his father and this Sunday, he's taking it from Vince.


The #SocialOutcasts are on the ring apron. Axel slips in a "Happy birthday, Dad" prior to Slater trying to introduce the Outcasts. They are immediately interrupted Big Show.

Big Show will be tagging with Kane, who chokeslammed him out of no where last week.

Kane and Big Show vs. the Outcasts

It is quickly DQed as the Outcasts attack four on two.

Damien Sandow, R-Truth, Swagger, the Ascension, Breeze, Goldust, Darren Young, Mark Henry all come out to brawl.

At the end, Kane and Show chokeslam a Mark Henry together and then both double chokeslam two members of the Outcasts. I guess they are friends again?


They replay the Roman Reigns attack on Triple H from last week.

Triple H/Roman Reigns segment

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk down to the ring.  Stephanie demands everyone get up and show Triple H some respect... in fact, she wants everyone on their knees groveling at his feet.

Triple H takes the microphone. He says that everyone will be watching this Sunday for the WWE Championship because it is the most important thing. He says everyone dreams about becoming champion. He then says people like us never will be champion. He says Roman Reigns can and starts putting Reigns over as the crowd boos. But then he says Roman was only able to hold it 5 minutes 15 seconds (completely ignoring his second reign?)

He talks about how he's always been obsessed with the title and that obsessions has lead him to be the best superstar in history and 14 time champion. He talks about how he tried to pretend that the obsession was over when he put on the suit but when Roman Reigns powerbombed him on the table at TLC, that reignited the obsession. Trips tells Roman he already lost this Sunday and it's his fault for reigniting the Game's obsession.

Steph takes the mic back and says that Sunday is about the WWE Title and her husband.

Roman Reigns music hits and he walks with a purpose to the ring. Roman slides in but Triple H gets some boots to the Big Dog. This doesn't last long as Roman is able to get a couple hits in and Triple H retreats. The crowd loudly chants "Roman sucks!"


New Day comes out and the crowd loves them. Xavier puts over the Booty-Os and the crowd event chants it. They then smack talk the League for a bit and go into their "New Day Rocks"

Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio (with the rest of the League)

Kofi has early advantage when Xavier distracts ADR by playing La Cucaracha on trombone. However, ADR takes control when Kofi is distracted by the League outside the ring as Raw goes to commercial. Del Rio is still in control when Raw returns. This continues until ADR misses his corner stomp and Kofi comes off the top on the offensive. A backstabber from Alberto gets him the control back. ADR goes for his kick to the head but Kofi dodges and delivers two knees to the face. ADR is able to hit a stomp when Kofi is tied up in the ropes. When he goes for the arm bar, Kofi rolls him up (without grabbing the tights) for the 1-2-3.

Kofi Kingston defeats Alberto Del Rio via pinfall

Jonathan Coachman comes out as New Day are celebrating on the stage. He announces ESPN is doing SportsCenter all days from WrestleMania next Sunday. He also likes Booty-O's and then dances with the New Day.


They play a package about Joan Lunden receiving the Warrior Award.

Replay of parts of Shane/Undertaker earlier.

Renee interviews Roman Reigns. Bully Ray Dudley interrupts him, challenging him to finish what they started on SmackDown. D-Von emerges from the shadows. Roman fights them off but Triple H runs in from behind and all three throw the boots to Roman. After the beat down, Trips puts the title in Romans face and tells him he's never going to get it. Then he slams Roman's head into the title.


Kalisto vs. Konnor (w/Viktor)

Kalisto is able to weather Konnor's early dominance and hit the Salida Del Sol to get the win.

Kalisto defeats Konnor via pinfall.

Viktor tries to attack him afterwards but Kalisto takes him out too. Then Ryback comes out and the men stand toe to toe and stare at each other.


Brock Lesnar/Dean Ambrose segment

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman walk down to the ring. Heyman talks up how special it is to get to see an athlete like Lesnar this Sunday. He talks about how dumb someone must be to think they are to be the one to conquer the one in 22-1. How much of a lunatic must someone be to think he can take Lesnar out of his element and use a bunch of weapons to beat him? Heyman says that Brock is going to take those weapons and use them to perform a public colonoscopy on Dean. Not a prediction but a spoiler: You're winner and still reigning, defending, undisputed master of...

Ambrose's music interrupts and he comes to the ring carrying an empty, red wagon. He then starts grabbing weapons from under the ring and filling his wagon with them. including the barbed wired baseball bat and the chainsaw. The whole time Ambrose completely ignores that Lesnar is in the ring.  He puts the ring steps in and leaves with the wagon, never acknowledging the Beast. Brock seems amused with the whole thing.


Paige vs. Emma

All members of the new factions the women are part of are out there as well.

Emma starts out super aggressive on Paige. Paige finally fights her way back. Tamina tries to interfere and most of the women confront each other outside. While the ref is dealing with that, Lana sneaks in from another side, nails Paige with a kick, and Emma picks up the pin.

Emma defeats Paige via pinfall

After the match, all the women fight. Lana is standing there conducting traffic. Eva Marie comes down (to a chorus of boos) and guns for Lana. Team Total Divas stands tall, though none of the other members of the team seem to be happy that Eva is there.


Backstage, Truth tells Goldust that he won't have his back in the battle royal because it's brother vs. brother. Team vs. team. Goldust is confused because they aren't a team. Truth is crying because he has to face is own partner on Sunday and blows his nose into Goldust's shirt.

They run a quick package about Snoop Dogg joining the Hall of Fame.


Stardust, Miz, & Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn, Sin Cara, & Dolph Ziggler

The match starts with Miz controlling Sami Zayn. Zayn gets control of Miz goes to tag in KO. KO immediately tags Stardust and rolls out of the ring having no desire to face Zayn. Ziggler and Stardust wrestle for awhile in the ring. Ziggler takes control and Stardust rolls to the outside. Dolph walks to the enemy's corner and superkicks Miz off the apron. He tries the same for KO but KO jumps down to avoid it. Raw goes to commercial.

Raw returns with Dolph and Stardust still going at it. Sin Cara tags in. Stardust tries to tag in KO but KO makes him tag in Miz instead.

A rousing "CM Punk" chant breaks out but very briefly

Soon, Sami becomes the face in peril and the heels work him over. (KO does not tag in.) He isn't beat down for too long, though, and is able to tag in Dolph for the hot tag. A cheap shot from Miz on the apron give the bad guys the advantage on Dolph.

The crowd starts chanting "RVD" amongst other random stuff.

Ziggler is worked over for awhile as this match goes to a second commercial. Raw returns and Ziggler is still in trouble. Dolph finally is able to get the FameAsser on the Miz. Sami gets tagged in and goes nuts on Stardust and Miz. KO gets out of the ring but Miz hits him with a dive over the top rope!

After some action with Sin Cara, Miz and Sami are legal. It turns into the bit where everyone hits their finishers on each other... except for KO. He's still on the apron. Since Sami is down, he tags himself in and goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb. Zayn counters with a drop kick. KO goes to tag out but his partners bail on him. Sami hits a tornado DDT and the Helluva Kick on KO for the 1-2-3.

Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, and Sin Cara defeat Kevin Owens, Miz, and Stardust via pinfall


Triple H and Stephanie come back to the ring. And now it's time for more promo.

Stephanie says that all the fans are envious of them because we'll never be like them. She says while fans are hoping for new leadership and new champs, that's not going to happen.  Trips then says says him attacking from behind is not cowardice but strategy. Too much is at stake.

Roman Reigns music hits again and once again, Roman walks down to the ring, but this time with more limp. And once again Triple H and Roman brawl. As Roman seems to get the upper hand, Stephanie calls some heel superstars down to pull Roman back. This gives Triple H the advantage. But now some good guys come down and both Triple H and Roman are separated.

We've got a pull apart brawl here, folks. On the outside, a bunch of wrestlers are holding Trips back and Roman leaps the top rope from in the ring and knocks all of those people down. Eventually, Trips opts to fight another day.

That's it. (Seriously.)


Thanks for watching Raw with us, folks.

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