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WWE RAW REPORT: RONDA'S MATCH AT WRESTLEMANIA IS SET, THE FREE AGENT IS HERE, GOLDUST MAKES A STATEMENT, HEYMAN MAKES A STATEMENT, MIZ KNOWS HIS OPPONENT, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-03-05 23:08:00

We are back, and after a week, so is John Cena.

John says he is here tonight on Raw to talk to everyone about Smackdown.  He says this is a difficult subject but he wants everyone to listen.  It is because he found his road to Wrestlemania.  That is why Kurt Angle granted him this time to talk about Smackdown.  Kurt understands the importance of Fastlane.  As the only free agent in WWE, the right to compete on Raw and Smackdown is a privilege.  John says some are wondering why isn't he doing this on Smackdown.

John mentions the Six Pack Challenge and with what he is going to say, there is no way that the other men in the match will let him speak uninterrupted.  John says a record that has stood in the WWE for nearly 20 years will be broken.  John says it is tough to talk about that, even himself.  The truth is brutal but it has to be said.  John says IT WILL HAPPEN.  This Sunday, at Fastlane, John says he will win the WWE Championship for the 17th time.  All records are made to be broken, even the ones we hold so close.  He will do it because it is his only road to Wrestlemania.

He has been told that he has not earned these opportunity and the only reason he is here is to hold people back.  John says he was not given success, he was given a chance.  He has earned that opportunity.  He beat AJ Styles to get into this match.  He says he has not and will never hold anyone back.  When he wins on Sunday, the critics will come from everywhere that he robbed AJ Styles of a Wrestlemania moment.  He says he wants AJ to make a greater moment and use your rematch clause to make it a Triple Threat Match so it will be John Cena versus Shinsuke Nakamura versus AJ Styles at Wrestlemania.

Goldust's music plays and he appears on the stage.  

Goldust makes his way to the ring and he quotes On The Waterfront about being a contender.  There is your leading man, John Cena.  Goldust says he has always had a dream of sharing the silver screen with someone like you, John.  The dreams of soaking in the spotlight at Wrestlemania.  That dream begins with me . . . stopping John Cena from going to Wrestlemania.  All of his dreams never had that perfect ending story.  They have been taken from him, just like that.  All of his dreams.  Dreams of pretty little rainbows have turned to gray and very very evil.  That ends today.  You want to go to Wrestlemania and compete for the WWE Title, that is your dream.

Goldust says he is taking control right now of this here silver screen as your new director for this epic motion picture.  Tonight, your dreams will certain be . . . SHATTERED.

Goldust punches Cena.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Goldust versus John Cena

The match is joined in progress and Cena with punches but Goldust with a reverse atomic drop and running boot to the head for a near fall.   Goldust works on the back.  Goldust with another reverse atomic drop but both men with clotheslines and both men go down.  Cena misses a charge into the corner when Goldust moves and Goldust gets a near fall.  Goldust punches Cena.  Goldust goes for a flourish but Cena gets to his feet.  Goldust with a power slam for a near fall.  

Goldust with a punch but Cena with a reverse chin lock.  Goldust with a low kick when the referee was out of position but Goldust can only get a near fall.  Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and Five Knuckle Shuffle.  Cena with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.

Winner:  John Cena

Kurt Angle is in the back and he is on his phone when Elias plays into the area.  Elias says he know that Kurt has had a busy night.  Elias suggests that they cancel the Symphony of Destruction Match because music should bring people together.

Kurt says he will consider it and he has considered that the match is still on.

Elias tells Kurt that what happens to Braun is on him.

Kurt says that the match is going to be Falls Count Anywhere.

Bayley walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to see a feature on the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Hillbilly Jim.

We see what happened last week when Bayley refused to take the tag from Sasha during last week's six woman tag match.

Bayley is asked about what happened last week and whether it was sending a message or ending a friendship.  Bayley says the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber were every woman for themselves.

Before Bayley can say any more, she is interrupted by Paige's music and she is joined by Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose.

Paige congratulates Bayley for finally growing a backbone.  She says that Bayley is a big girl now.  She says that Bayley pushed away the only person who cares about you.  There is strength in numbers and it will lengthen your career if you have someone with you.

Match Number Four:  Bayley versus Mandy Rose

They lock up and Bayley with a waist lock.  Mandy with an elbow and a single leg take down.  Bayley kicks Mandy away and Mandy with a cartwheel and drop kick.  Bayley with a wrist lock and she works on the arm.  Bayley with an arm bar.  Mandy catches Bayley on a leap frog attempt and Mandy runs Bayley into the turnbuckles.  Mandy with a slam and she gets a near fall.  Bayley runs Mandy into the corner and connects with shoulders.  Bayley with a running elbow into the corner.  Mandy goes to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Mandy with a reverse chin lock.  We see footage from the commercial break when Mandy hit a catapult into the middle rope.  Mandy with kicks and a delayed vertical suplex attempt but Bayley lands on her feet.  Mandy with a punch for a near fall.  Bayley with forearms and a back slide for a near fall.  Bayley with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Mandy with a jumping knee for a near fall. 

Mandy with punches to Bayley and she gets another near fall.  Mandy tries for another catapult into the ropes but Bayley kicks Mandy away.  Bayley sends Mandy to the apron and hits a cutter in the ropes.  Bayley with running double sledges and a cross body followed by punches.  Bayley sends Mandy into the turnbuckles and hits a Saito suplex.  Bayley goes to the turnbuckles but Sonya gets on the apron to try to distract her.  Bayley with a corkscrew back elbow.  Sonya gets on the apron and Bayley with a forearm.  Mandy with a rolulp but Bayley gets the three count.

Winner:  Bayley

After the match, Sonya and Mandy attack Bayley.  Sasha Banks comes to the ring and she stops Sonya and Mandy.

Sonya, Mandy, and Paige go to the back while Sasha stays in the ring with Bayley.

Sasha raises Bayley's arm and Sasha tries to hug Bayley, but Bayley pushes her away and leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at the match between Asuka and Nia Jax.

Nia is in the locker room being checked out.  Alexa Bliss and Mickie James stop by and Alexa asks Mickie if she can have a moment alone with Nia.

Alexa says that she knows Nia is disappointed.  You lost at Elimination Chamber so you are not going to Wrestlemania and then you lost tonight.  Alexa says that Nia must be disappointed in herself.  Alexa tells Nia not to feel like a failure or that you let your family down.  You have friends.  Alexa says that Nia might not be on Wrestlemania this year, but she will be next year.  Think about what you have accomplished and overcome.  You have been an outcast your entire life.  You have been scorned because you have been bigger than everyone else.  Alexa tells Nia that she sees how people look at Nia in the airport.  You might be a quitter, but you cannot let this get you down.  If you do, everyone will lose respect for you.

We take a look back at how Ronda Rousey completed the trip tik on her road to Wrestlemania.

We see what happened last week between Elias and Braun Strowman.

Braun Strowman says that he knows Elias is sweating bullets because tonight you find out about his symphony of destruction.  He says he is not done with Elias and tonight is the start of his countdown to extinction.

Elias walks in the back as we go to commercial.

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