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WWE Raw results, winners, grades and reaction 30 March 2020: Taker sends chilling message to Styles

Becky Lynched had a lot to say ahead of WrestleMania 36
Becky Lynch faces Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania 36 (WWE)

WWE Raw results, winners, grades and reaction: The final WWE Raw ahead of WrestleMania 36 had to be big, and we saw a ton of quality promos but little wrestling action.

WWE had promised that Edge, Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch would all address the WWE Universe (still no fans in the arena), and we started off with a legend in the business sending a chilling message.

Taker digs the grave of Styles

The Undertaker shared a pre-recorded message of how he might not have a lot of matches ahead of him, but he was ready to teach AJ Styles a lesson.

The Deadman came out in his American Badass persona and even took a swipe at Styles by highlighting that Taker’s wife, Michelle McCool, had a better finished than the Phenomenal One.

Taker finished by asking Styles to bring Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and shared a tombstone with Style’s name on it.

Oh, and Taker also addresses Styles by his real name.

Grade A

Taker turning into the American Badass could be a smart move for WWE. His promo here was brilliant as he amped it up and made things interesting.

A Boneyard match is something we haven’t seen and hopefully, it is something unique at WrestleMania.

Becky Lynched

WWE decided to run another old match from their archives, something they have done for a few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shayna Baszler attacked Becky Lynch on this week's Raw
Shayna Baszler faces Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36 (WWE)

Becky Lynch came out to speak about her win at WM 35 against Ronda Rousey and Charlotte.

However, she was then attacked by Shayna Baszler as the challenger held the title high ahead of WrestleMania.

Grade B

This was a decent enough segment given that Lynch got to say what she wanted but Baszler got the attack on her opponent.

Black Mass ahead

They then started a match between Aleister Black and Jason Cade. As expected, Black dodged an attack and smashed Cade with a Black Mass for a quick win.

Black beats Cade

Grade C

Black faces Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania but there really is no fire in this rivalry. The squash match might make Black look good, but there should have been more action in the first match of the night.

Tag team surprise

A six-man tag match was set-up next, however, Andrade could not fight and Zelina Vega named a surprise replacement.

Seth Rollins in action
Seth Rollins teamed up with Austin Theory and Angel Garza on this week’s Raw (WWE)

Austin Theory, who has featured in some fights on NXT, teamed up with Seth Rollins and Angel Garza. The trio took on The Street Profits and Kevin Owens in a huge match.

Theory has been impressive on NXT and this was his big chance to show off his skills. However, it was Owens who picked up the win for his side by stunning Garza.

Owens & Street Profits beat Garza, Rollins and Theory

Grade B

There was more after the match ended as Owens was hit by a stomp from Rollins. However, Owens recovered and called out Rollins ahead of their meeting at WrestleMania 36.

The match itself was decent enough and it was a surprise seeing Theory get the chance to impress. Owens getting the win and Rollins getting the last shot was a little predictable though.

Edgecution, again

Edge came out to speak about his match against Randy Orton at WrestleMania. The Rated-R Superstar was convincing on the microphone and claimed he would not pull Orton out of the hole he has dug.

WWE Raw results, winners, grades highlights and reaction
Edge will face Randy Orton at WrestleMania 36 (Credit: WWE)

Edge also hit out at Orton saying that the Viper hasn’t been as good as he once was.

Grade A

Another stellar promo from Edge ahead of WrestleMania. It will be interesting to see how he does in a long match, however, his mic skills remain one of the best in the business.

Asuka in action

One-half of the women’s tag champions, Asuka, was in action against Kayden Carter. The Empress of Tomorrow made some fun of Carter and got drop kicked, but she recovered well for an easy win.

Asuka beats Carter

Grade C

Nothing that great in this match too as it was a squash. This match did nothing to increase the feud between the tag champs and Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, and can only be seen as filler for the show.

The Beast is here

Another old match was broadcast before Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out.

The pair did their normal bit of bigging up Lesnar and not actually worrying about his rival, Drew McIntyre, at WrestleMania 36.

Heyman said Lesnar was going to retain the title, and the Beast ended the show by staring into the camera.

Grade C

Unfortunately, this just did not click. It would have been great if McIntyre came out to give us a taste of WrestleMania right now, however, it was not to be.

There was nothing wrong in what Heyman said, he is still one of the best in the world, but there wasn’t anything new to it.

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