It’s the last Raw before WrestleMania 2000, which is the “go home” show as they say. The main event of WrestleMania was set with WWF Champion Triple H (w/Stephanie McMahon) vs. The Rock (w/Vince McMahon) vs. Big Show (w/Shane McMahon) vs. Mick Foley (w/Linda McMahon). It’s fair to say McMahonamania was running wilder than ever.

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WWF Raw #357
March 27, 2000
From Compaq Center in Houston, Texas

This show has a TV-14 rating and the “S” for Sexual Content on WWE Network.

The show began with a video package showing the end of Smackdown when Stephanie McMahon slapped mommy Linda McMahon.

The Raw opening video aired. The pyro went off on the stage and the crowd in Houston was very loud. There were signs all over the place with a capacity crowd in attendance. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler are the announcers as usual.

Let’s Hear from Linda McMahon and others

Linda McMahon enter the ring for a monotone promo. She said it was embarrassing and degrading for her when her daughter Stephanie slapped her in the face on Smackdown. Linda thinks she made the right decision for WrestleMania by making it a Fatal 4-Way. Linda said that in giving Mick Foley the opportunity to live his dream, she had to live a nightmare. She talked about staring in the hateful, cold blue eyes of her daughter Stephanie and listening to her say terrible things – she was stupefied. Linda said the slap from Stephanie was hateful. Linda noted that she hasn’t always been a perfect mother, but she always tried to give the best direction and guidance she could for all of Stephanie’s 23 years. Linda said she didn’t deserve to be treated the way Stephanie treated her. Linda said she was demanding that Stephanie comes out there now for an apology and the fans cheered that. JR spoke up to say that Linda’s always been a good mother to her kids.

Analysis: Linda promos are sleep inducing. Very boring.

Vince McMahon made his entrance to join his wife in the ring. Remember, Vince was a face at this point, so the fans cheered him. Vince said that while they are waiting for Stephanie to come out there, Vince wanted to hear what he hopes will be Stephanie’s apology. Vince noted that he was concerned with Linda’s actions by leaving the corporate arena and entering this arena. Vince noted that he was concerned for her welfare and he was fearful that something like Thursday night would happen. Vince said that’s why he is concerned about Linda being physically in Mick Foley’s corner at WrestleMania. Linda told her husband she can take care of herself. Vince said no doubt about that because that’s a reason why he fell in love with her all those years ago. Vince said that he hopes she won’t be angry with him when he raises the hand of the new WWF Champion, The Rock. The fans cheered that. Vince said that if Stephanie has the guts that her family has, she’ll come out there and apologize without her degenerate husband by her side.

Stephanie McMahon made her entrance as she stood on the stage. That’s a short skirt. The fans greeted her with “slut” chants. She said that she guessed every child should do what their parents tell them to do, so here she is. Stephanie noted that they think her actions were deplorable and downright rude. Stephanie said she watched the footage of last Thursday, she watched the footage, it was wrong for her to slap her month, it was an act of cowardice and disrespectful to Linda. Stephanie said she didn’t know why she did it, she just felt this rage built up inside her and she said “I’m sorry” to Linda. Stephanie said she didn’t mean to slap Linda, what she really wanted to do was slap dad. She said that if she could do it again he would slap him across the face as hard as she could. Vince replied saying he would “blister her little fanny until it turns blue!” And the fans cheered that!

Triple H, the WWF Champion, joined wife Stephanie McMahon-Hemsley on the stage with JR calling him a jackass. Hunter: “What the hell kind of family did I marry into?” Good question. Hunter said they are the head of the most dysfunctional family on the planet. Vince told Hunter to come down to the ring so Vince can show him. Hunter said Vince is a violent man that needs counseling. Hunter says he’s the voice of reason that is the calm, cool, collected one while adding he’s not a violent man. The fans chanted “Asshole” and Vince noted that he’s got 20,000 people calling him an Asshole, which was not bleeped. Hunter said he didn’t give a crap about any of them. Hunter said that Vince should have packed up and gone out of town a long time ago. Hunter said it’s time to move out the old and move in the new while Vince’s ancient era should resign while a new era should run the show.

Shane McMahon showed up for the interruption and he walked out to Big Show’s theme music. Shane walked down to the ring, but not in the ring with his parents. Shane said that he and Linda are the only two level headed McMahons in this era. Shane said that what Stephanie slapping her mom was gutless and made Shane sick to his stomach. Shane said that Stephanie is a spoiled brat. Shane asked how she could do such a thing to their mother. Shane went onto the apron where he hugged his mother. Shane entered the ring. Shane said that on behalf of this side of the McMahon Family, he apologizes to everybody. Shane said that he will stand against the union of Stephanie’s marriage because it makes them sick. Shane said that as it relates to this new era, he’s with them on that one. Shane attacked Vince from behind with a microphone shot to the head!

Shane punched Vince repeatedly, which led to Hunter going into the ring and joining Shane in the attack. Stephanie went into the ring as Hunter and Shane punched Vince. Linda pulled Shane back by the hair. Stephanie grabbed her mom. Shane teased hitting his own mother, but Mick Foley ran out for the save and Linda left the ring. Foley attacked Triple H with punches. Big Show went into the ring, Show hit Foley with a headbutt and Triple H hit a clothesline on Foley. The crowd was going crazy while Show hit Foley wit ha clothesline over the top. Hunter knocked down Vince with a punch and Hunter teased a Pedigree, but Rock ran out to a huge ovation. Rock worked over Hunter and Show with punches. Hunter hit Rock with a clothesline and Show picked up Rock for a Rock Bottom. Triple H hit Foley with a Pedigree. Vince got back up, so Hunter hit Vince with a title shot to the head. The heels stood tall in the ring. After 22 minutes, this segment is over.

Analysis: It went way too long and Linda’s promo was awful, but it picked up a bit while involving all the key people for the WrestleMania main event. I don’t think it needed to run 22 minutes, so that hurt the segment. It’s the McMahon Family though, so it’s not a surprise that they took a long time.

Replays aired of the key spots from the previous segment.

(Commercial)

Chyna made her entrance to a good pop. She’s teaming with Too Cool at WrestleMania. Chris Jericho was up next and he’s in a triple threat for the Intercontinental and European Title on the line. Jericho ripped on Benoit by calling him the “Robotic Crappler.” Not a strong Jericho promo. Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero were next up.

Chris Jericho and Chyna vs. Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero

Pre-match notes: Jericho and Chyna were the faces while Benoit and Guerrero were the heels.

Guerrero attacked Chyna from behind with a forearm to the back. Chyna avoided a Guerrero attack and used a drop toe hold to send Benoit into Guerrero. Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho to Benoit, but Guerrero made the save. Chyna gave Guerrero a clothesline over the top to the floor. Jericho with a Powerbomb on Benoit. Jericho wanted a Lionsault, but Guerrero tripped him up and Benoit pinned Jericho to win the match at 1:54.

Winners by pinfall: Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero

Analysis: * Short match that was rushed likely because of the previous segment running so long. The finish to this match was poor. That shouldn’t have been enough to pin Jericho, but it was.

Post match, the heels tried a cheap attack, but the faces chased after them. Chyna went after Guerrero, which led to Saturn and Malenko attacking Chyna. The Too Cool duo of Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty made the save for Chyna. The heels left.

Analysis: It was just a quick angle to try to build to the WrestleMania six-person tag team match.

Vince McMahon was interviewed in the locker room by Michael Cole. Vince called out Shane and Linda told him not to do it. Vince just said he’s calling out Shane tonight.

(Commercial)

Hardcore Championship: Crash Holly vs. Hardcore Holly

Hardcore hit a dropkick on Crash. Tazz ran in the ring with a suplex on Hardcore. Two referees were out there. The Headbangers went to ringside and they had a referee with them. They hit Crash with a 2×4 piece of wood. Viscera joined the fight as he went after Crash. When Crash broke free, he jumped into the crowd and went backstage. The Mean Street Posse attacked Crash, but Crash left. Taka and Funaki also attacked Crash with a Japanese flag, but Crash managed to escape. The wrestlers went outside looking for Crash, but Crash hid behind a garbage can and then went into the arena again. Crash’s music to end it, so let’s call it about 2:20 of “action” if you want to call it.

Match Result: No Contest?

Analysis: No match, so no point in rating it. It led to the battle royal at WrestleMania. This was another rushed segment. It was mildly funny due to Crash finding ways to get away.

Shane McMahon was interviewed by Michael Cole in the locker room. Shane said he won’t face Vince McMahon.

Rikishi Phatu was shown walking backstage, Kevin Kelly asked about Road Dogg and Rikishi said it will be his ass in his face. Simple.

(Commercial)

Michael Cole was shown outside The Rock’s locker room to tease an interview coming up.

Road Dogg vs. Rikishi Phatu

Pre-match notes: Dogg was the heel that did a babyface promo before the match. Rikishi was a face. The WrestleMania match was Dogg and X-Pac vs. Rikishi and Kane. The JR pronunciation is “Rawkishi” because of his accent.

Rikishi whipped Dogg into the turnbuckle, Dogg came back with punches and Rikishi hit Dogg with a kick to the face. Rikishi was limping on his left leg a lot. Rikishi gave Dogg the Stinkface, which did not have that name yet. Dogg left the ring looking like he was going to throw up, so Rikishi won by countout. It went 1:02.

Winner by countout: Rikishi Phatu

Analysis: DUD Crap match. Literally. They booked a countout in a one-minute match. That is brutal.

Too Cool showed up and danced with Rikishi after the match. Here’s a creative fan sign.

The Rock was interviewed by Michael Cole outside of Rock’s dressing room. Rock told Cole to shut his mouth. Rock ripped on the McMahon family drama saying he wipes a monkey’s ass with the McMahon family saga. He paused as fans chanted “Rocky” for him. Rock said that because he’s the People’s Champion, he is not done. He said that he didn’t care who it was, any way you want to bring it, you’ll have no choice but to smell what The Rock is cooking.

Analysis: There was no announcement of a match, but it let us know that Rock was going to be a part of the show later in the night.

(Commercial)

A clip of Edge and Christian were shown with the Hardy Boyz when they were interviewed on Heat. Edge and Christian left the interview saying they were sick of the bullshit. Christian attacked Jeff Hardy during a tag team match. Later in the night, the Hardys cost Edge and Christian a tag team match.

Analysis: The heel turn of Edge and Christian begins.

Edge and Christian joined commentary for this next match.

Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn vs. The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy)

Pre-match notes: Malenko and Saturn were heels with Malenko holding the Light Heavyweight Title that is rarely defended. The Hardys were the face.

Jeff whipped Malenko into the corner, Matt tagged in and hit a clothesline. Edge and Christian were pushing their new attitude as they ripped on the character of the Hardys saying they were self centered. Saturn tagged in with a forearm to Matt to take control for the heels. Belly to back suplex by Saturn on Matt, Malenko back in with a jumping kick to Matt and Saturn back in with the heels doing a double team elbow on Matt. Malenko back in, Matt got a rollup and Malenko hit a clothesline. Saturn up top with a knee drop off the top for a two count. Edge was really pushing the heel attitude with Christian chiming in occasionally. Saturn hit a suplex for a two count. More quick tags by the heel side as they isolated Matt until Matt hit a Russian legsweep. Jeff got the hot tag with a missile dropkick on Malenko and a dropkick on both heels. Double team suplex by the Hardys on Saturn. Matt off the middle rope with a leg drop to Malenko. Matt hit a Twist of Fate on Saturn, Jeff up top, Christian pulled Saturn out of the way and Jeff hit the mat with his Swanton Bomb attempt. The ref was distracted by the guys on the floor, so Edge hit a Spear on Jeff. The ref never saw it. Saturn back up, he hooked Jeff’s arms and hit a bridging Tiger Suplex for the pinfall win at 5:46.

Winners by pinfall: Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn

Analysis: **3/4 Good match for the time given. With a few more minutes it would have been great. The finish was done that way to show that Edge and Christian had a change in attitude as heels now, so they were out there to screw the Hardys over. That’s something E&C never would have done before, but this was when WWE got aggressive with them as heels. What I noticed during this match is how popular the Hardys were especially with the female fans that were screaming for them a lot.

Post match, Saturn and Malenko celebrated the win while JR pushed the surprising actions of Edge and Christian, which again is done to accelerate their heel turn.

Shane McMahon and Big Show were interviewed by Kevin Kelly. Shane said that tonight it’s going to be Shane and Show vs. The Rock.

Kane was shown backstage staring into the camera because he’s up next.

(Commercial)

There was a shot of NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley at ringside. He was playing for the Houston Rockets at this point. It was his last year in the NBA. Barkley was one of my favorite players ever and is also a legendary announcer.

Kurt Angle, the Intercontinental and European Champion, did a pre-match promo complaining about how he has to defend both titles at Wrestlemania. He called Kane the “Big Red Retard” while noting he’s got a lot of retarded fans and he wishes them well. Angle called it a conspiracy that he doesn’t like.

Analysis: The way he delivered his lines were amazing. He could take the most ridiculous things and make it sound like it was natural to him.

Kurt Angle vs. Kane (w/Paul Bearer)

Pre-match notes: Angle was the heel and Kane was the face. This was not a title match for either of Kane’s titles.

Kane knocked down Angle with a boot to the face. Angle tripped up Kane, Bob Backlund was shown watching backstage and Kane hit a clothesline followed by a body slam. Kane missed an elbow drop because Angle moved. Angle tried to a tackle, but Kane picked him up and hit a Powerbomb. Angle left the ring, Kane went after him with punches and brought Angle back into the ring. Angle hit a neckbreaker across the top rope. Kane with a corner clothesline, he wanted a Tombstone, Angle slipped out of it and Kane came back with a sidewalk slam. Kane went up top, he jumped off and connected with the clothesline to a good pop from the crowd. Angle with a drop toe hold that sent Kane into the turnbuckle. Angle grabbed a title, Kane grabbed it, referee Jimmy Korderas put the title away, so Angle hit a low blow and a title shot to the head. The ref saw it, so it was a DQ finish.

Winner by disqualification: Kurt Angle

Analysis: *1/4 It was a typical Kane match where he dominated most of it, then Angle had to find a way to get out of there and blatantly cheated. That’s the finish because WWE didn’t want to beat Kane since he was always protected.

Post match, Kane no sold the title shot to the face, went after Angle on the ramp and tossed Angle back into the ring for more. Kane hit Angle with a Chokeslam. Kane followed up with a Tombstone for Angle. Kane set the ring posts on fire and that was it.

Vince McMahon was interviewed by Michael Cole. Vince added himself to the match because he’s teaming up with The Rock against Big Show and Shane McMahon. Vince said nobody can do anything about it.

The lovely Trish Stratus was shown walking backstage, which is always a nice sight and she’s up next with her tag team.

(Commercial)

Steve Blackman and Al Snow were shown backstage having a conversation with Snow trying to motivate Blackman using the Headcheese name.

Test and Albert entered with Trish Stratus, which meant I barely noticed the guys. Al Snow was already in the ring, so that match began.

Test (w/Albert and Trish Stratus) vs. Al Snow (w/Steve Blackman)

Pre-match notes: Test was the heel while Snow was the face. These tag teams were set for a WrestleMania match.

Snow hit Test with a neckbreaker on the floor to take control. Test went for a pumphandle slam, Snow slipped out of it and hit a Snow Plow slam. Blackman tossed the Head into the ring, but it went too far and Test hit Snow with a kick to pin him. The live shot missed the kick from Test. Snow kicked out right after the three count at 0:39.

Winner by pinfall: Test

Analysis: 1/4* It was another very short match on this show full of short matches. Weak finish. Not enough Trish on camera.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were backstage. She gave him a referee shirt so that he could be the referee for later.

(Commercial)

Triple H and Stephanie were in the office with Hunter cutting the sleeves off the referee shirt.

Bull Buchanan and Big Boss Man vs. The Acolytes (Farooq and Bradshaw)

Pre-match notes: Boss Man and Buchanan were the heels while the Acolytes were the faces.

Buchanan hit a body slam and an axe kick on Faarooq to start the match. I think that’s mot of his offense. Bradshaw tagged in against Boss Man, who ran over Bradshaw with a shoulder tackle. Bradshaw with a clothesline to the back. The Godfather’s music started as The Acolytes hit double shoulder tackles on Boss Man. Godfather and D-Lo Brown walked out with a Ho Train. One of the ho’s gave the Acolytes money, so they left. Godfather and Brown went into the ring to attack Boss Man and Buchanan, so they knocked the heels out of the ring. Call it 1:55.

Match Result: No Contest

Analysis: DUD That was awful. The match meant nothing and the Godfather/Brown thing was just done to build to their WrestleMania match against Boss Man/Buchanan, which really wasn’t worthy of being a WrestleMania match, but the WWF was hellbent on booking a lot of matches on that show.

After the match, the ho’s went into the ring with Godfather and Brown. One of the girls had ridiculously large fake breasts, so Lawler was excited.

Linda McMahon was interviewed backstage by Kevin Kelly. Linda said there will now be two special guest referees with Mick Foley joining Triple H as a referee.

(Commercial)

Mick Foley was shown in the locker room putting on a referee shirt.

GTV: Terri Runnels was in the locker room with Fabulous Moolah. The Kat showed up and gave Terri a bill for a shirt that Terri ripped off last week. Moolah ripped off a shirt off The Kat, then Mae Young showed up to battle Moolah and that ended it.

Analysis: This might have been the worst build to a WrestleMania match in the history of the event.

The Rock and Vince McMahon were shown talking backstage with Rock telling him he didn’t want him to be his partner. Rock told Vince he should stay out of Rock’s way.

There was a music video for “Know Your Role” by Method on the WWF’s Aggression CD. You can watch it below.

(Commercial)

X-Pac (w/Road Dogg and Tori) vs. D-Von Dudley (w/Bubba Ray Dudley)

Pre-match notes: X-Pac and D-Von are both heels. They Dudleys were the WWF tag team champions.

D-Von was in control early with a reverse suplex and he wanted Bubba to get a table, so Bubba set up a table outside the ring. D-Von teased putting X-Pac through the table, but X-Pac hit a spin kick to knock him down. D-Von with a back elbow on X-Pac followed by a body slam. D-Von went up top, so X-Pac hit a dropkick. Road Dogg held D-Von, so Bubba pulled X-Pac down by the hair. The ref admonished Bubba, Dogg sent D-Von throat first into the top rope and X-Pac hit the X-Factor on D-Von to win by pinfall at 2:23.

Winner by pinfall: X-Pac

Analysis: *1/2 It was a decent match with predictable outside interference that factored into the finish.

The teams got into a fight after the match when Kane showed up to join the fight. Kane knocked down both Dudleys, X-Pac and Dogg with punches. They Dudleys came back with a 3D on Kane. Tori stood over top of Kane and did crotch chops to him. Kane grabbed her by the throat, the crowd went wild and X-Pac hit Kane with a low blow. That led to X-Pac and Dogg launching Kane over the top and crashing through the table that was set up outside the ring.

Analysis: It was an angle that was done to build to the X-Pac/Dogg vs. Kane/Rikishi match at WrestleMania. No sign of Rikishi to try to help his partner.

Big Show and Shane McMahon were shown walking backstage for the main event.

(Commercial)

There was a replay of the key moments from the opening angel from this show.

The intros took place for the main event. Triple H was up first in a referee shirt with Stephanie McMahon. This fan has found a place for Stephanie.

The intros continued with Mick Foley in a referee shirt as the second referee in this main event match. Big Show and Shane McMahon were next as they walked out to the Aggression CD version of Show’s song. Vince McMahon was up next to a big pop. That would change in a week if you know remember how WrestleMania ended. Triple H tossed Vince into the ring to start the match before Rock could get out there. Shane hit a Bronco Buster on Vince. The Rock ran down to the ring to start the match.

The Rock and Vince McMahon vs. Big Show and Shane McMahon (Triple and Mick Foley are referees)

Pre-match notes: Rock and Vince were faces while Show and Shane were heels.

Rock dumped Shane out of the ring. Show worked over Rock by standing on his chest. Rock and Show left the ring, Show tossed Rock into the steel steps and then tossed Rock into the ring. Shane tagged in with jumping elbow on Rock. Hunter did a fast count, so Foley got in his face. Shane slapped Rock in the face, so Rock unloaded with punches and Hunter blocked a Rock clothesline, so Shane knocked Rock down. Foley punched Shane in the face to make it fair. Hunter and Foley got into a shoving match. This crowd was standing and going crazy for all of this. Show with an elbow to the chest that didn’t connect at all, but Rock sold it anyway. When Rock got back up, Show hit him with a back elbow to the face. Show with a backbreaker on Rock as fans chanted “Big Show Sucks” at him. Show hit a leg drop on Rock. When Rock tried to get going with punches, Show hit a powerslam for two with Foley doing the count. Shane tagged in and was met by a Rock DDT. Vince got the tag to a big pop as he punched Shane twice while Linda was shown watching on a TV backstage. Vince with a clothesline on Shane followed by a punch that knocked Shane out of the ring. Vince whipped Shane into the steel steps. Vince wit ha clothesline on Shane on the announce table. Vince choked Shane with a microphone cord around the throat. Vince decked Shane with another clothesline. Shane managed to send Vince back into the ring, but Vince hit him with a Spear. Show hit a headbutt on Vince. Rock got the hot tag from Vince and the crowd got even louder. Rock hit the Spinebuster on Shane and the People’s Elbow connected for Rock on Shane, but when Mick Foley did the count, Triple H dropped an elbow on Foley’s back to stop the count. Hunter followed up with a Pedigree on Rock and Shane covered as Hunter counted, but Vince attacked Hunter. Vince got back up, punch to the face and Hunter did a ridiculous bump out of the ring to the floor! Vince did crotch chops to Hunter. Show grabbed Vince by the throat, Foley put the Mandible Claw on Show to send him out of the ring and Rock hit a Rock Bottom on Shane with Foley counting the three count. The crowd popped huge for that finish. It went 11:12.

Winners by pinfall: The Rock and Vince McMahon

Analysis: *** It wasn’t the best match in terms of technical wrestling, but it was so entertaining with a very hot crowd that was into everything that they were doing. The crowd loved Rock of course, but the pops for Vince were as strong as ever for Vince as a face. Shane and Show worked well as a heel team while Rock was absolutely on fire as usual in this era. The booking of the referees Foley and Hunter was well done because they got into it physically, but it didn’t take away from the match. I thought the last two minutes were exceptional in terms of how they set up the finish. It was great.

After the match, the trio of Rock, Vince and Foley celebrated in the ring to end the show.

Analysis: After this show, regardless of what happened on Smackdown, I thought that Rock was going to win the WWF Title at WrestleMania. I’ll get into it more when I re-post the WrestleMania review, but it just seemed like the right thing to do.

This episode had a run time of 1:45:30 on WWE Network. That run time is 10 minutes longer than last week’s Raw because there were about ten minutes of extra footage with some post-show fun.

Extra Attitude Recap

Shane was left alone in the ring with Rock, Foley and Vince. There were no announcers for this since this was off the air. Foley hit a double arm DDT on Shane and Rock was going to do the People’s Elbow, but they told Vince to do it. Vince faced the camera and did his own version of the People’s Elbow on Shane. Foley did his version of the People’s Elbow to Shane as well. Foley and Vince left, but Rock stuck around. Rock gave the people what they wanted with a People’s Elbow on Shane.

The Rock did a promo saying finally The Rock has come back to Houston. Rock talked about how they served up pie while specifying that it wasn’t apple pie, blueberry pie, it was poontang pie. Rock said he took that piece of pie, shoved it sideways and shoved it straight up Shane’s candy ass. Rock noted that his book “The Rock Says” went number one in record time, so he thanked the people for that. Rock did his “if you smell…” line and then he stopped as the people finished it. Shane was getting back up to his feet, so Rock said that everything is cool and the show is over. Shane said “I’m sorry.” Shane claimed that Rock broke his shoulder. Rock accepted his apology, shook his hand and hit a Rock Bottom. Rock finished the promo: “If ya smell what The Rock is cooking…” and that was that. Rock celebrated to end the night.

Analysis: It was a fun ass kicking along with a Rock promo where he delivered his catchphrases. The fans loved it. I enjoyed it as well. Some of the “Extra Attitude” segments are a lot of fun, especially when Steve Austin and beer drinking was involved.

 

Three Stars of the Show

  1. The Rock
  2. Vince McMahon
  3. Shane McMahon

 

The Scoreboard

This Raw episode gets a 5 out of 10.

It’s a tough show to rate because so much of it felt rushed with short matches and run-ins all night long. There five matches that went around two minutes or less. That’s too many short matches that meant nothing at all.

The main event was done well, so at least they ended on a strong note. Is it a surprise that the McMahons were all over the show and none of their segments were rushed? Of course not. They always get time to get their angles over. I thought Rock, Vince and Shane were all great from the promos to the match while the others did well too.

As a final Raw before WrestleMania, they did push the WM matches hard, but the lineup for that show was also hurt by too many matches, especially tag team matches.

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