WWE Raw: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens win in main event

Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Seth Rollins enters to face Cesaro for a singles match during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Seth Rollins enters to face Cesaro for a singles match during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

WrestleMania season is full steam ahead. As fans get ready for the biggest show in the year, the company is also celebrating the 1,500th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. With Brock Lesnar, Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Randy Orton, and more set to appear, this is a strong way to start the build into the next few weeks and celebrate the major milestone.

The night started out with new WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar out to celebrate his victory at Elimination Chamber. Before he could get anything out, Paul Heyman interrupted him. Heyman revealed that Lesnar must defend the title at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 5.

The first match featured tag team action as The Street Profits took on Alpha Academy.

Chad Gable and Angelo Dawkins started the match off, with Dawkins getting the early advantage. Montez Ford and Otis tagged in and it was the power game that took over the match. Ford tossed Gable over the top rope but it was Dawkins that hit the top rope dive to layout all three men.

Back from commercial and Ford was in trouble under the big man. Otis ran through him with a shoulder block before tagging in Gable. Dawkins tagged in and was rolling, but once again Otis put a stop to all the momentum. Ford even picked Otis up but the weight was too much as he fell onto Ford. Gable held his foot down and Otis picked up the victory.

Alpha Academy defeated The Street Profits via pinfall.

Finn Balor joined Tommaso Ciampa to team against Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode.

Ciampa and Roode started things off with Roode and Ziggler cheated to distract Ciampa. Ciampa was able to get his legs under him but was still isolated in the wrong corner. Ciampa was able to fight out of the bad position and Balor made the blind tag, which led to him flying over the top rope onto their opponents.

Back from commercial and Ciampa was once again isolated on the wrong side of the ring. Ciampa was able to reverse an attempt at a neck breaker to land a big clothesline. He tagged in Balor who immediately attacked Roode, overwhelming him with offense. Ziggler and Ciampa brawled, allowing Roode to use the distraction. However, Balor immediately reversed into the sling blade and tagged Ciampa back, rolling Roode up to get the victory.

Tommaso Ciampa and Finn Balor defeated Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler via pinfall.

The Miz was out next to reveal who his partner would be at WrestleMania and that turned out to be Logan Paul. They are pairing up to take on Los Mysterios at WrestleMania. The segment ended with Paul and The Miz beating up on the Mysterios.

Rhea Ripley was out for singles action against Nikki ASH once again.

Ripley immediately started tossing ASH around with ease. Ripley lifted ASH up for a big vertical suplex. ASH rolled outside the ring and yelled at the commentary team, just to have her head bounced off the table. ASH tried to fight back for a second, just to eat the Riptide and lose.

Rhea Ripley defeated Nikki ASH via pinfall.

Damian Priest was out next for a singles match against Shelton Benjamin.

Priest was out to an early advantage until Benjamin tossed him outside the ring. Cedric Alexander used that moment to land a big kick on Priest. Benjamin hit an Angle Slam but Priest was able to kick out at two.

Priest then “lost control” and started leveling Benjamin with big shots, following it off with a wheel kick to drop him to the mat. Alexander also took a punch to the mouth, but Benjamin hit a knee in the corner and a T-Bone Suplex for a two count. Priest would not be stopped, hitting the Reckoning for the victory.

Damian Priest defeated Shelton Benjamin via pinfall.

Bianca Belair was out for a singles match against Doudrop but the WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch wanted a front-row seat. The two women went back and forth before kicking off the singles match.

Doudrop goes on the offensive first, but Belair was able to out-maneuver the bigger woman. Belair was able to land a dropkick on Doudrop in the corner, forcing her back.

Doudrop was still able to get her power into play, but Belair would not go away. Belair responded, knocking her from the ring apron to the floor, following it up with a crossbody off the apron. Doudrop immediately responded with her own crossbody to head into the commercial.

Back from the commercial, Belair hit a big spinebuster, landing the handspring moonsault right after. Belair even landed a snap suplex on Doudrop. She would not go away, landing a nasty Michinoku Driver for a two count. Doudrop went to the top but Belair stopped her, hitting a powerbomb. That led to the KOD out of the corner for the victory.

Bianca Belair defeated Doudrop via pinfall.

Edge was out next to lay down the gauntlet to set up a match for WrestleMania and he’s looking for a big opponent.

The tag team main event was next with RK-Bro taking on Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens.

Riddle and Owens started out the match. Owens firmly controlled Riddle to start the match but Riddle hit a suplex variation on Rollins to get the tag to Orton. That led to them hitting some tandem offense to isolate Rollins on their side of the ring. They ended up outside the ring where Owens was tossed onto the announce table but Rollins took advantage of that moment to hit a dive on the former champion.

Back from the commercial and Rollins continued to struggle with Orton. However, he was able to get to Owens to make another tag. Riddle was tagged in and went to immediate work on Rollins. He landed multiple suplexes, a Bro-ton and a German Suplex but Rollins kicked out at two. Riddle went back to the top but Owens cut his legs out from under him.

That gave Rollins and Owens the advantage, but Owens could not put Riddle away. They hit a Senton Bomb followed up by a Frog Splash, but Riddle still kicked out at two. Riddle made the tag to Orton who laid out Owens and hit a powerslam on both men. Orton hit the draping DDT on Owens before calling for the RKO.

Owens avoided the RKO but Riddle made the tag. Outside the ring Rollins hit the Curb Stomp on Orton, but Riddle hit the Floating Bro in the ring. Rollins and Owens teamed up on Riddle to finish him off with a Curb Stomp to pick up the victory.

Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins defeated RK-Bro via pinfall.