It's the last episode of RAW as we travel down the Road to WrestleMania, and the action was red hot in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday Night
This week's edition of WWE Monday Night RAW originated from Phoenix, Arizona, and it continues the promotion's roll toward Wrestlemania.
It was a pretty loaded card, and the WWE Superstars definitely looked primed and ready for the year's biggest event. The build continued around The Bloodline angle, but we also saw a lot taking place in the women's division, as well. Overall, it was a solid show, and the three-hour broadcast didn't seem to drag on as it does in other weeks.
Having said that, here are five things that stood out about this RAW before WrestleMania:
#1 - The ladies were spotlighted on this week's RAW, especially early in the show
Things kicked off with WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Becky Lynch and Lita, flanked by Trish Stratus, who were the guests on Miz TV. In a short opening, Miz got in his usual bad jokes, only to be countered by The Man. Before long, we had Damage Control out there, and a whole lot of trash-talking ensued.
This set up a match between Becky and Io Sky, which Lynch won. Very low energy and enthusiasm has been generated for this 'Mania match-up, despite the fact that two legendary Hall of Famers and the number one woman in wrestling right now will be on the same side of the ring.
Also in the first hour, the ladies were in the spotlight again. This time, It was in a backstage vignette, with Chelsea Green once again tormenting WWE official Adam Pearce. After much consternation, Scrap Iron relented and paired the whiny brat with Sonya DeVille who suddenly entered the shot. They would be inserted into the women's tag team match later in the night for a spot on the WrestleMania Showcase on Friday, which they won.