10 greatest moments in 'Smarkamania Raw' history
The 'Show of Shows', the Grandest Stage of Them All, there is no doubt that WrestleMania is the pinnacle of sports entertainment. Every individual who laces those boots has one dream, and that is to be able to perform at WrestleMania.
Dreams did come true for a lot of people at WrestleMania 34. For example, Nia Jax overcame the odds to become champion and the Usos finally got to perform at WrestleMania. To witness a bonkers main event and The Dead Man rose from the Ashes, and much more. It was an oddly satisfying night as a WWE fan. WrestleMania marks the end in certain ways, and at the same time, it is the beginning of a new chapter in WWE.
No other event symbolizes the new beginning quite like the Raw after WrestleMania. Over the past two decades, the event is known to host the hottest crowds of the year, and WWE does not disappoint in bringing their best to this show. New debuts, returning Superstars, and shocking title changes are all a part of this event.
The tradition continued on Raw after 'Mania 34 as well, the crowd was hot throughout, Samoa Joe and Matt Hardy made their comebacks, Lashley returned to the WWE fold whereas AOP, No way Jose and Ember Moon made their main-roster debut. Also, Ronda Rousey put an armbar on Stephanie McMahon. The show had some great moments, but none of them quite as impressive as the ones listed below.
Following is a look at the top 10 greatest SmarkaMania Raw moments in WWE history.
#10 Brock Lesnar goes on a rampage (March 30, 2015)
Brock Lesnar is arguably the greatest character in the history of WWE, and he has brilliantly portrayed that character. Lesnar is a monster who does not care about anything except for his own self. But, when the Beast Incarnate feels that he has been wronged, all hell breaks loose.
Seth Rollins performed the heist of the century when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to walk out of WrestleMania 31 as the WWE Champion. It is worth noting that Brock Lesnar was never pinned, so when Rollins refused to give Lesnar his rematch on Raw next night, chaos ensured.
Rollins being the dastardly heel that he was, managed to escape but Lesnar destroyed everyone and everything in his path. He took out J & J security, flipped the announce table, F- 5ed Michael Cole out of his shoe, and almost killed a poor cameraman who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Stephanie McMahon would eventually come out and suspend Lesnar, but the damage was already done.
The program was written to get Lesnar off the television, and it worked wonderfully well. It was an exhibition of Lesnar's strength and rage, and that made it one of the best moments in Monday night Raw's history.