Raw Recap: March 28, 2016
Aired on March 28, 2016

At WrestleMania, The Undertaker will battle Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell. If Shane emerges victorious, he will not only gain control of Raw, but the match will also mark The Phenom’s last at The Show of Shows.

With that in mind, Undertaker returned to WWE’s flagship show, making it clear it would not be his last at The Showcase of the Immortals. He then insinuated that Mr. McMahon’s comments about him last week may lead to The Chairman of WWE’s blood being on his hands and that Shane McMahon will rest in peace in “his yard.”

Before he could finish his ominous tirade, Shane-O-Mac interrupted, saying that when the vicious war is done, he will stand tall over the “instrument of destruction” as the “instrument of change” that WWE needs. He made it clear he would go through Hell against The Deadman and leave in control of Monday Night Raw.

Inevitably, the tension between them soon turned volatile, as WWE’s prodigal son attacked The Phenom. The Demon of Death Valley gained control and nearly powerbombed his adversary through the announce table. Instead, Shane escaped and delivered an earth-shattering diving elbow off the top rope onto Undertaker through the announce table! But that may not be as stunning as when The Undertaker actually rose up moments later.

After being attacked by Roman Reigns in the parking lot last week on Raw, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H returned, along with a fired-up Stephanie McMahon. They demanded respect from the WWE Universe and stood ready to address The King of Kings’ imminent showdown against Roman Reigns in the main event on WrestleMania this Sunday.

Making it clear that the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is what The Grandest Stage of Them All is all about, Triple H said The Big Dog’s two World Title reigns are nothing compared to his own obsession, which made him the 14-time World Champion and the “greatest WWE Superstar in history.” The Game said Reigns lit the fire of his obsession again when the black-clad competitor powerbombed him through the table and that his No. 1 contender has already lost.

When Reigns interrupted and the two clashed, however, the battled-tested ring general was sent heading for the hills.

Following the carnage in which he took out both Dean Ambrose and The Wyatt Family on SmackDown, Brock Lesnar came to Raw. The outspoken Paul Heyman made it clear that not even a lunatic could survive against Lesnar in a No Holds Barred Street Fight. The Beast would take the weapons available to him and perform an unpleasant procedure on Dean Ambrose.

Ambrose soon interrupted with a wagon, completely ignoring The Conqueror as he proceeded to fill it with a crowbar, a steel pipe, nun chucks, “Barbie” the barbed wire baseball bat from Mick Foley, the chainsaw from Terry Funk and the top portion of the ring steps.

After WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H and The Dudley Boyz delivered a brutal assault to No. 1 contender Roman Reigns backstage, The Game and Stephanie McMahon once again came before the WWE Universe. This time, they made it clear that at WrestleMania, the World Title and the power structure absolutely will not change.

But a Big Dog would not be denied, especially one with the aggression of Roman Reigns. A ruthless brawl instantaneously broke out between the two Superstars. This brought The League of Nations and The Dudleys to the ring, trying to pull Reigns off The King of Kings. A barrage of Superstars joined the mix after. As numerous competitors worked to reestablish order, Reigns leaped over the top rope onto both Triple H and the mass of Superstars. Without a doubt, the main event at WrestleMania cannot be missed.

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