WWE RAW Results 3/12/18


Here is what’s in store for tonight:

* Roman Reigns faces off with Brock Lesnar

* More on the Road to WrestleMania 34

We go right to the ring and out comes RAW General Manager Kurt Angle as JoJo does the introduction.

Angle thanks the fans and says he couldn’t be more excited and honored to team with Ronda Rousey to face Triple H and RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34. Angle says he’s almost sorry for what Ronda will do to Stephanie but he’s not sorry for what he’s going to do to Triple H. Angle brings up Roman Reigns vs. WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar next and says it will be a match for the ages. Angle says he was unfortunately just informed that Brock won’t be here tonight. Angle says Brock wasn’t feeling well or he had transportation issues or just didn’t want to show. Angle says we will still have a good show tonight and mentions MizTV for later. The music interrupts Angle and out comes Roman Reigns to a mixed reaction.

Reigns hits the ring to what sounds like more cheers than usual but the boos pick up as the music stops and he takes the mic. Reigns says he wishes he could say he’s surprised but he called this before. Reigns says Lesnar doesn’t respect him, anyone in the company or anyone here in Detroit. Reigns goes on and says Lesnar didn’t show up for work today or last week. He asks Angle what kind of repercussions there will be for Lesnar. Reigns answers for Angle and says there will be none because Lesnar is Vince McMahon’s boy. Angle looks to grab Reigns’ mic but Reigns tells him not to. Reigns goes on about how most people would be fired if they didn’t show up for work. Reigns says Angle isn’t the problem, he’s just a middle man, but the real problem is Vince. Reigns says he just walked past Vince in the back and Vince didn’t even have the respect to tell Reigns what was going on with Lesnar. Reigns says that’s the man he busts his ass for each night. Reigns says it’s one thing to be disrespected by Lesnar but he will not be disrespected by Vince. Reigns drops the mic and marches to the back.

Reigns enters the Gorilla Position backstage and asks Vince what’s going on, if he’s ignoring him. Shane McMahon is sitting there with Vince, as are other WWE officials working the show. Vince calls for a commercial and tells Reigns to walk away from everyone with him and they will talk. We go to commercial.

– Back from the break and Renee Young is outside of Vince McMahon’s office. He’s in there with Roman Reigns. Renee says things got pretty loud at first but not completely out of hand and things have since quieted down. Reigns comes walking out of the room but won’t stop for an interview. Renee looks worried as she watches Reigns walk off. Vince walks out next and says Brock is not his boy, he’s not Paul Heyman’s boy, he’s not anyone’s boy… Brock is a man and he’s his own man. Vince says he has no intentions of disrespecting Reigns and thinks he’s a great competitor. Vince reminds Reigns of something his cousin The Rock used to say – know your role and shut your mouth.

Vince says Brock does have certain privileges and he will get to that in a minute. Vince says Lesnar doesn’t like some people and that’s on him. Vince does not think Brock respects the WWE Universe but he does respect competition and getting in the ring. Vince believes Lesnar has earned the special privileges that he has. Vince goes on and says sometimes people take advantage of what’s given to them and Brock may have gotten out of line but Vince promises us Lesnar will be here next week and guarantees he will compete in the WrestleMania 34 main event with Reigns. Vince gives his word that Brock will be here next week. Regarding all the talk about disrespecting, Vince says because of what just happened with Reigns, Reigns has been temporarily suspended.

Sasha Banks vs. Sonya Deville

We go to the ring and Bayley is at ringside, looking somber. Absolution’s Paige, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are out. Sonya waits as Sasha Banks makes her way out next. Bayley is out to support Banks, despite the tension.

The bell rings and Banks goes at it with Deville as Paige yells at ringside. They trade offense and run the ropes. Sasha nails a dropkick for a 2 count to Deville. Sasha dumps Sonya over the top rope to the floor as we go back to commercial.

The bell rings and Banks goes at it with Deville as Paige yells at ringside. They trade offense and run the ropes. Sasha nails a dropkick for a 2 count to Deville. Sasha dumps Sonya over the top rope to the floor as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Deville has Banks grounded with a submission. We see how Deville turned it around during the commercial with a big knee to the gut. Banks tries to fight back now but Deville plants her for another pin attempt. Deville works Banks over in the corner now. Sasha tries to mount offense but Deville shuts her down each time. Deville with thrusts in the corner as the referee counts. Deville goes face-first into the turnbuckle as Banks moves out of the way.

Sasha with more offense in the corner. Banks goes to the second rope and nails the double knees for a 2 count. Mandy gets on the apron to distract Banks but Bayley pulls her off for a pop. Banks takes advantage of the distraction and hits the Backstabber on Deville, then rolls her into the Banks Statement for the win.

Winner: Sasha Banks

– After the match, Banks celebrates as her music plays. She watches as Bayley heads to the back. Absolution circles Banks on the apron now. She attacks first, nailing Rose and Deville but they get the best of her and double team her while Paige barks orders. Absolution stands tall over Banks as Paige’s music hits.

– Cole leads us to the video package for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Celebrity Inductee, Kid Rock.

– The announcers hype Asuka vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for WrestleMania 34.

– Still to come, MizTV with Seth Rollins and Finn Balor. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is in the ring for another episode of MizTV. Miz welcomes us and says The Miztourage aren’t with him tonight as they’re preparing for a special opportunity. Miz says they have earned the shot at possibly getting a WrestleMania 34 match. Miz brags about elevating their careers. He goes on to introduce tonight’s guests and says they are the ones he will defeat at WrestleMania in the final hurdle in his quest to become the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.