WWE RAW Results, winners, and grades: The Miz steals Rey Mysterio’s mask

The penultimate episode of RAW before WrestleMania saw some steady build-ups to the matches in line for the Show of Shows. Kevin Owens impersonated Stone Cold Steve Austin, Austin Theory missed a chance to beat the United States Championship Finn Balor, and more.

And, we start with this RAW results, winners, and grades.

When the glass broke to kick off the show, the crowd in attendance in the Allstate Arena thought Austin has appeared for a trailer before WrestleMania. However, much to their dismay, it was only Kevin Owens, dressed in a black Austin 3:16 T-shirt, knee-length jeans, and wearing knee braces like Austin and he came to the ring to deliver another sizzling promo.

It’s clear that Austin won’t be making an appearance before WrestleMania and Owens will have to carry the entire build-up on his shoulders. He is doing a good job at that. Owens spoke as Austin and explained how he will get beaten up by Owens at WrestleMania.

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Kevin Owens

The 37-year-old then called for the beer cans but he couldn’t catch the cans in two attempts. He blamed the guy at ringside for not tossing the cans correctly. Owens called him to the ring and asked him to place the can in his hand. The scared guy reluctantly entered the ring and gave the can to Owens who hit a stunner on him.

Seth Rollins’ new plan

Seth Rollins was asked backstage about him not being on the WrestleMania card. The Visionary went from distraught to elate in a matter of seconds.

He laughed in his own hysterical way and then took the microphone and left.

The Mysterios versus The Dirty Dawgz

The Miz appeared on commentary and made his entrance with Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Dolph and Rodde started the match on a positive note as The Miz claimed that he is at ringside to study his opponents for WrestleMania.

Dominik and Rey delivered a double ‘Suicide dive’ taking out Dolph and Roode.

Seth Rollins interrupted the match as he said on the microphone he tried to book a WrestleMania moment against Austin but this week he wants something bigger. However, before he could complete, his microphone was cut off.

The match continued in the ring as Dominik and Rey worked in tandem to keep The Dirty Dawgz at bay. Dominik hit the frog splash on Roode to secure the victory. Ziggler hit Dominik with a Superkick after the match. Rey chased Ziggler outside the ring but The Miz pushed the master of 619 into the ring apron and delivered a Skull Crushing Finale. The A-lister ripped off Mysterio’s mask to deliver the ultimate insult.

Result – The Mysterios beat The Dirty Dawgz

Grade – B

Omos versus Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez

Omos beat Apollo Crews a couple of weeks ago on RAW. The big man beat Commander Azeez last week. This week, Crews and Azeez teamed together and tried to topple the mountain of a man known as Omos.

Crews and Azeez tried to attack Omos before the match. Crews inside the ring and Azeez outside tried to startle Omos early on. Azeez pushed Omos into the ring post. The match started when Omos entered the ring and he finished off things with ease. He delivered a powerslam on Azeez and tossed Crews for fun.

Towards the closing stages, he delivered a huge kick to Azeez and picked up Crews to deliver the double-handed chokeslam. He stacked Crews up on Azeez and covered both of them simultaneously for the victory.

Omos cut a short promo after the match saying he will dominate whoever comes in front of him whether it’s on RAW or at WrestleMania.

Result – Omos beat Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez

Grade – B

AJ Styles versus Seth Rollins?

AJ Styles returned this week after being brutally assaulted a couple of weeks ago by Edge. He was cutting a promo in the ring about Edge’s attack but Rollins interrupted him once again. Prior to this segment, Rollins was told by Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville that they will make some plans for the architect at WrestleMania. The former Shield member was in no mood to wait though.

Rollins tried to talk AJ into stepping out of his match against Edge at ‘Mania and giving that spot to him. The Phenomenal One wasn’t pleased. Pearce and Deville however, made their way to the ringside and said that AJ Styles will face Seth Rollins later on in the night and the winner will get the chance to face Edge at ‘Mania.

The Women’s Tag Team Champions implode

Backstage, Queen Zelina confronted Carmella who was busy on her phone. Zelina said that she is doing everything for their team but Carmella is distracted with her wedding plans.

Carmella said she knows that they have to defend their Tag Titles at WrestleMania in a Fatal-4 way match and she knows exactly how it works. Carmella didn’t even look at Zelina while speaking to her as she was scrolling on her phone. Zelina got infuriated and threw away Carmella’s phone and the latter slapped the queen and a brawl ensued.

Natalya and Shayna Baszler versus Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan

Rhea Ripley and Shayna Baszler got us underway. Rhea dominated the exchange and tagged in Liv Morgan. Liv looked all fired up as she usually does but Natalya and Baszler did well to isolate her from Ripley thereafter.

The experienced duo kept on wearing down Liv as Carmella came to the ringside and seemed to complain about Zelina’s actions to Corey Graves.

Towards the climax of the match, Morgan looked to crawl towards her partner to make the tag. Baszler however, took Ripley down from the apron and took the Nightmare out. Natalya delivered an assisted clothesline on Morgan to win the match and pick up momentum heading into The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Carmella and Queen Zelina reunited after this match as they took out all four competitors. They hugged each other and held their titles aloft to close the segment.

Result – Shayna Baszler and Natalya beat Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley.

Grade – B

Becky Lynch delivers one of her best promos

Becky Lynch came to the ring and cut a scintillating promo sitting on a chair. She said she hasn’t lost the RAW Women’s Championship in 3 years as she wasn’t beaten but had to relinquish her title due to pregnancy.

She returned with a bang and has reclaimed her spot at the top as well as the title. Lynch said Bianca Belair isn’t willing enough to “sell her soul” in the same way as her.

Finn Balor versus Austin Theory

Before the match began, it was announced that Pat McAfee would be the guest commentator. Theory looked agitated at seeing his WrestleMania 38 opponent.

The match started and it was a fast-paced and exciting affair. Both wrestlers showed off their agility and in-ring acumen. McAfee enjoyed Balor hitting Theory with some hard moves and said he will incorporate all the moves of other wrestlers that are required to beat the new “protege” of Vince McMahon.

Theory looked to go aerial standing on the ring apron but McAfee distracted him. This resulted in Balor rolling Theory up for a cradle to score the W.

Result – Finn Balor beat Austin Theory

Grade – B

RK-Bro versus Alpha Academy

The former RAW Tag Team Champions got off the blocks quicker. Both teams displayed good teamwork. Otis ran over Matt Riddle outside the ring while Randy Orton had the upper hand on Chad Gable inside.

Gable would muster his own offense as he delivered a beautiful suplex on Orton. Riddle would end the match when he delivered a Bro Derek on Gable to score the pin.

Otis attacked Orton and Riddle after the match. The Street Profits, however, intervened and took out Alpha Academy. It seemed as if they came out to help RK-Bro but they ended up beating Riddle too. Montez Ford delivered a picture-perfect frog splash on Riddle to end the segment.

Result – RK-Bro beat Alpha Academy

Grade – B

Reggie and Dana Brooke versus Tamina and Akira Tozawa in a Mixed Tornado Tag Match

The match started with a ridiculous chicken fight and was easily the worst match of the night.

This match ended in a couple of minutes. Tamina was sent to a corner and Tozawa was pushed into her. Dana Brooke hit an elbow on Tozawa and he fell on his back. Tamina fell on top of Tozawa and the latter got winded. Reggie went for the cover and picked up the victory for his team.

Result – Reggie and Dana Brooke beat Tamina and Akira Tozawa

Grade – C

Seth Rollins versus AJ Styles

Like last week’s main event on RAW, this week’s main event was another opportunity for Rollins to punch his ticket to WrestleMania.

This match was certainly a WrestleMania caliber one. Rollins dominated most parts of the match. Both wrestlers gave it their all. Rollins delivered a Falcon Arrow but Styles kicked out. Styles delivered a vertical suplex on the turnbuckles.

Styles went for a Phenomenal Forearm but Rollins met him with a Superkick. Rollins went for a frog splash but Styles got his knees up. As Styles was looking to close the match, Edge came to take him out. The match ended with Styles being declared the winner via disqualification.

An irate Rollins took the microphone and announced that next week there will be no RAW until he gets his WrestleMania moment. He went on to destroy the announce table, the ring post, and the barricade. The show ended with him looking at the WrestleMania signboard and then at the fans in despair.

Result – AJ Styles beat Seth Rollins via disqualification

Grade – B

Overall show grade – B

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