The Raw after WrestleMania is always a fitting encore for The Showcase of the Immortals. Here are 10 classic moments from the first Raw after WrestleMania.04/05/2018 - 11:00
Trump chooses Lashley
It didn’t take Donald Trump’s representative for the Battle of Billionaires long to make his presence felt. Moments after Trump revealed his decision live on Raw, ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley confidently marched to the ring and went face-to-face with Mr. McMahon’s hand picked representative: the savage Samoan Bulldozer Umaga. What followed was one of the most physical, emotional and riveting brawls in recent WWE memory.
Lashley and Umaga pummeled each other throughout the arena, destroying everything in their path, including dozens of security personnel who were called to the scene. Each time it looked as though order had been restored, the fighting would erupt again at a level more intense than before. It seemed as if these two powerhouses were trying to establish dominance, looking to mark their territory just weeks before their historic meeting at WrestleMania.
WWE.com approached Lashley in the locker room area after the adrenaline-fueled rage had left his body. The ECW World Champion said that he considers it an honor to be chosen by Trump and a privilege to compete at WrestleMania, and it will be a pleasure to beat Umaga.
“I am not going to let Mr. Trump down,” said Lashley. “I’m not going to let WWE fans down, and I’m damn sure not going to let myself down. I will be victorious at WrestleMania.”
The ECW World Champion wanted to convey to WWE fans one thing: what happened on Raw was just a small sample of what is going to happen in Detroit on April 1.