5 Ups And 5 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (March 19)

Braun needs a partner, while Bray needs a life preserver.

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The countdown to WrestleMania 34 is starting to wind down, as the third-to-last Raw before the big show is now in the books. And while it did a decent job setting the table, Raw left a few gaps that still need to be filled in.

We learned who Alexa Bliss’ opponent for her Raw Women’s Championship will be, and it’s no surprise. We heard the words “Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal” mentioned on Raw for the first time… and it came from a tag team.

We learned that Braun Strowman will get his Raw Tag Team Championship title match at WrestleMania, but he has to choose a partner rather than go it alone, which could make for some interesting moments in these last two weeks.

However, we saw a friendship among women continue to deteriorate in a way that still leaves things up in the air. We saw the return of the Hardy compound as a battleground, but imitation might not have been the sincerest form of flattery.

And we saw a suspended wrestler show up, get arrested, get beaten down, get stretched out, and have his arrest apparently wiped clean. Apparently attacking law enforcement is OK if you get beaten down yourself too.

With that said we’re less than three weeks away from Mania, so let’s get to it…


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.