The EST gave The Man a makeover (Picture: WWE)
Bianca Belair chopped off a lock of Becky Lynch’s hair days before their Raw Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 38.
Tensions continued to flare for the longtime rivals as they prepare to battle for the title on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas and the EST of WWE was able to thwart a sneak attack on Monday’s show.
Bianca came out to address Lynch’s recent actions as she cut a passionate promo promising revenge on a champ who’s tried every trick in the book – even injuring her – to hold onto her title this weekend.
The Man’s music hit, but Big Time Becks didn’t come down the ramp, instead popping out from under the ring and attacking Belair from behind with a steel chair.
She pulled some scissors out of a bag and went for Bianca’s braid – which she has used as a weapon in the ring – as referees charged down, and the EST gained the advantage with two KODs on Lynch.
Belair got the upper hand and cut off some of the champ’s hair, leaving her seething when she came to as the crowd brilliantly chanted that she deserved it.
Backstage, Becky was still fuming as she looked in a mirror, before branding her rival a ‘b**ch’.
This was a cracking way to give this story – which has plenty of emotion going back to SummerSlam last year – one last big push before WrestleMania.
Bobby Lashley attacks Omos, Seth Rollins gets WrestleMania match and more
The night kicked off with Brock Lesnar coming down to the ring, soaking up the love from the crowd with a big smile on his face, joking around days before his huge unification match with Universal Champion Roman Reigns on Sunday.
Then, the WWE Champ got serious and vowed to defeat the Tribal Chief at WrestleMania and walk out with both titles.
The Miz was joined by Logan Paul – wearing the stolen Rey Mysterio mask from last week – as the A-Lister came out for his opening match with the legendary luchador.
Dominik came down to support his dad, but got ejected after attacking The Miz before the bell, leaving Rey to fight on alone (and pick up the win) in a fun preview for this weekend’s tag team match.
Rey and Dominik get the Mysterio mask off Logan Paul (Picture: WWE)
After the bell, Rey and Dominik got his mask back, and laid out Miz with a double 619 and two Frog Splashes.
Seth Freakin’ Rollins visited Vince McMahon’s office and found out he will face an opponent of Vince’s choosing at WrestleMania – and the mystery man will be revealed on the night.
Omos easily beat The Viking Raiders in a handicap match as he hit a huge clotheslines to Ivar over the top rope, leading to the star getting counted out. What a disappointed use of the tag team.
Anyway, this was all about the post-match angle as the giant insisted no one was up for challenging him, only for Bobby Lashley to make his return from injury as the two heavyweights stared each other down.
Lashley took Omos off his feet (Picture: WWE)
Omos shoved him in the face, but the All Mighty fired by with a huge running shoulder tackle to send him down to the mat as he rolled out of the ring. Moments later, the challenge was made and accepted, and we’re on for WrestleMania.
Backstage, Reggie went to propose to Dana Brooke before Tamina attacked them, only for Akira Tozawa to then pop the question – and she said yes.
The Bloodline made their way to the ring as Roman Reigns addressed his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar, playing up their history brilliantly and proving way he’s one of the absolute best in the game at this point.
A dream team (Picture: WWE)
Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Sasha Banks and Naomi beat Carmella, Queen Zelina, Shayna Baszler and Natalya in a fun bout previewing this weekend’s Women’s Tag Team Title match, while it’s clear the women’s division needs a creative shakeup after WrestleMania.
After a video package hyping up ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Kevin Owens came out to hype their confrontation at WrestleMania, and called on the Hall of Famer to pass the torch – and he promised a Stunner in the legend’s future if tries any funny business.
Austin Theory beat Intercontinental Champion Ricochet in a short match with some highlights, in a showcase for Theory before he faces Pat McAfee this weekend.
Given the fact the IC Champ isn’t even on the WrestleMania card, this was another disappointing move.
Drew McIntyre took on Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin in a handicap match, easily beating the former after Corbin left the ring, although he jumped back in afterwards and laid out his rival, taking his sword and leaving.
In a great main event, tag team champions collided as The Usos faced off with RK-Bro in a battle of the brands with Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs keeping an eye on Jimmy and Jey from ringside.
The ending came as Street Profits attacked Randy Orton and Riddle for the DQ, with Nakamura and Boogs jumping The Usos after the bell – but it was RK-Bro who stood tall after they laid out Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins.
WWE Raw airs Monday nights at 1am on BT Sport 1.
WWE Raw results and grades
- Rey Mysterio pinned The Miz (C+)
- Omos destroyed The Viking Raiders (N/A)
- Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Naomi and Sasha Banks beat Queen Zelina, Carmella, Shayna Baszler and Natalya (B-)
- Austin Theory defeated Ricochet (B-)
- Drew McIntyre beat Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin (C-)
- RK-Bro defeated The Usos via DQ (B+)