7 Ups And 6 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (March 5)

We continue building momentum toward WrestleMania.

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WWE is closing fast on WrestleMania and the card is quickly filling up. We now know who Ronda Rousey will be facing, as well as Triple H. We also know who will compete for the Intercontinental Championship.

The mixed tag match setup was one of the better jobs in recent memory, with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon willing to get theirs in a segment that drove home the reason for the match. It instantly made Kurt Angle and Rousey look like superstars, which is what you want in that type of situation.

We also saw Paul Heyman issue his rebuttal to Roman Reigns’ rant from last week, and then we saw Roman try to respond… which didn’t go quite as well. We saw Goldust try to find his way to WrestleMania – through John Cena. We saw Nia Jax once again dominate Asuka, only to fall short again.

We saw Elias and Braun Strowman square off again and learned who the Miz will face at WrestleMania for his Intercontinental Championship. And we learned that the Hardy Compound will once again play host to a wrestling extravaganza.

With that said, let’s find out what stomped the competition and what got deleted. 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.