WWE Raw marched forward with Wrestlemania Backlash just two weeks away. Randy Orton celebrated 20 years in the WWE, but his celebration was quickly crashed. The Raw Women’s Title was on the line. Asuka and Mustafa Ali both made their returns, however, they were greeted with aggression. Here are three must-see moments and full results from WWE Raw.
WWE Raw: 3 Must-See Moments
Randy Orton’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
For 20 years, Randy Orton has been one of the best wrestlers in the WWE Universe. From the early days of Evolution and the Legend Killer to RK-Bro, Orton has been a main event talent. To kick off WWE Raw, Riddle celebrated 20 years of his tag team partner. Riddle has shown his love and respect for Orton ever since beginning their team last year. In celebration, Cody Rhodes came to the ring to show his respect for his former Legacy teamamte. Ezekial even came to the ring to offer up his praise. At this moment Seth Rollins decided to crash the celebration. Kevin Owens and The Usos followed up which led to a heated exchange between both sides. With tempers flaring, an 8-man tag team main event match was quickly signed for later in the night.
Asuka returns, confronts Becky Lynch
At WWE Wrestlemania 38, Becky Lynch lost her Raw Women’s Title to Bianca Belair in one of the highlight matches of the weekend. With Bianca riding high, Lynch has been on a mission to get back into title contention. While Lynch was talking tough, the music of the returning Asuka hit during Monday Night Raw. Asuka had been out of action for months, however, it was time for her to return. Standing face to face with Lynch, Asuka made it clear that she was ready for her own title shot.
Ali returns, Ciampa targets
During an episode of Miz TV, the new United States Champion Theory was the guest. Both men complimented each other to enhance their egos until they were interrupted. Mustafa Ali made his return after a much-publicized contract dispute. Ali challenged Theory for the US Title but found himself in a match with The Miz instead. In his first match back in months, Ali got the upset win over the former WWE Champion. While Ali was walking to the back, he was attacked by Tommaso Ciampa, now just Ciampa. The former NXT Champion has officially picked out his first target on WWE Raw.
WWE Raw: Full Results
Raw Women’s Title: Bianca Belair def. Sonya Deville, Take a Pass, *1/2
Veer Mahaan def. Sam Smothers, Take a Pass, SQUASH
Arm Wrestling Challenge: Bobby Lashley def. Omos, No Rating
Akira Tozawa & Tamina def. Reggie & Dana Brooke, Take a Pass, DUD
Damian Priest def. Finn Bálor, Skim It, **1/4
Mustafa Ali def. The Miz, Skim It, **1/2
RK-Bro, Cody Rhodes & Ezekiel def. The Usos, Seth “Freakin” Rollins & Kevin Owens, Worth a Watch, ***1/4
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