WWE Monday Night Raw 3/23/15 live results, updates, video highlights

wwe raw logoRAW comes to us from Los Angeles tonight. Special guest stars are Snoop Dogg and ABC analyst Bill Simmons. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are slated to come face-to-face tonight.

* Sting opens the show. “So this is what it feels like to kickoff Monday Night Raw,” Sting says. “I’m here for one simple reason, to take HHH down,” he adds. On that note Stephanie McMahon struts out to berate the WCW veteran. After some words back and forth Steph goes to slap Sting and he catches her wrist. At this mark HHH comes out, takes off his coat, rolls up his shirt sleeves and starts to go into the ring as Steph hands him his sledgehammer from under the ring. Sting brings out his baseball bat. HHH having second thoughts about going in and ultimately decides against it. Sting begs him to come in but Steph tells him to save it for WrestleMania 31 which takes place this coming Sunday.

* Dean Ambrose, R-Truth vs. Stardust, Luke Harper — Bad News Barrett is ringside with guest commentary. R-Truth pins Stardust. Barrett takes off and R-Truth and Ambrose have a little dance-off in the ring.

* The Ascension, Miz, Mizdow vs. Ryback, Adam Rose, Titus O’Neill, Zack Ryder, Erick Rowan — Bill Simmons on commentary. Ryback with the Shellshock and pin on Miz.

* Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins, J&J Security — Orton lands a double DDT on J&J then RKO’s Jamie Noble for the win. Rollins wants no part of him.

* Paige (with AJ Lee) vs. Nikki Bella (with Brie) — (Title Match) AJ was taking care of Brie out on the floor when Paige comes up and taps her on the shoulder from behind. AJ turns around with an elbow and flattens her thinking it was Nikki most likely. Nikki takes advantage, rolls her back in the ring and finishes her with a Rack Attack.

* Snoop Dogg repping Cali and “Snoop Mania” comes out to hype WrestleMania. Curtis Axel interrupts with his “Axelmania” gimmick. “Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay, Axelmania is here to stay,” he says. Snoop introduces Hulk Hogan at this point. Hogan blocks a punch from Axel then flattens him. He then lets Snoop throw Axel over the top rope and out of the ring.

* Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, Natalya vs. Los Matadores, El Torito — Nattie picks El Torito up for a slam but he is able to escape and roll her over for the pin.

* Rusev vs. Jack Swagger — Lana still absent. Rusev ends him with an Accolade, won’t let go. John Cena intervenes but ends up getting submitted himself with an Accolade (on the announce table). It takes five referees to break the submission on Cena.

* Bray Wyatt has a message for The Undertaker. Nothing surprising here.

* Kevin Nash announced as newest member of WWE 2015 Hall of Fame.

* Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler (Dean Ambrose special guest referee) — Super kick and Zig Zag from Ziggler for the win. Ambrose raises Ziggler’s hand as the winner after the match, then attacks him with a kick and Dirty Deeds. Ambrose brings out a ladder from under the ring and goes for the Intercontinental belt hanging over the ring. Then Barrett and the rest of the guys who will be competing at Wrestlemania 31’s Intercontinental Title ladder match go at each other, each trying to climb the ladder for the belt.

* Brock Lesnar is in the house. Paul Heyman talks about Lesnar’s upcoming heavyweight title match with Roman Reigns at Sunday’s WrestleMania 31. Heyman gives his spill and then Reigns enters. Lesnar and Reigns are face to face and Lesnar laughs and puts his belt in Reigns’ face. Reigns takes it and holds it up. Lesnar grabs it and they play tug of war with the belt as Raw goes off the air. This will be decided Sunday.

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