Here are your Raw highlights from last night:
Here are your Raw highlights from last night:
Show: Monday Night Raw
Date: March 20, 2017
Venue: Barclay Center, Brooklyn NY
Author: Cade Carnage
Welcome everyone to tonight’s WWE Raw live recap brought to you from Brooklyn, NY.
Plus, I’m doing a new feature today where if you use #MOCRawReact on twitter following Raw to express your thoughts on the show, your tweets will be featured at the ending of this recap. So make sure you get them in.
Let the recapping commence.
I probably won’t do any match details as I’m just so tired for some reason… wow, this is going to be an interesting night. LOL
VIDEO: Raw kicks off with a video recap from last week’s Raw, with the closing segment featuring Mick Foley, Stephanie McMahon Triple H and Seth Rollins.
OPENER: Raw kicks off with Mick Foley making his entrance to the ring. Mick gets on the mic and gets greeted with a loud Foley chant. He pulls a letter out and begins reading it saying that he’s humbled and been honored to call himself the GM or Raw for the last 9 months. He thanks Triple H and Stephanie McMahon for giving him the opportunity. He continues reading saying how he put that opportunity in jeopardy when he put Mr.Socko in Triple H’s mouth, and apologizes for it. He continues saying that he doesn’t want his action distracting people from Wrestlemania. For the good or WWE, Raw and WrestleMania, Mick Foley announces that he will take a leave of absence effective immediately.
He shows the index cards to the audience and rips them up. He says that he would say whatever he wants to say and tries to put down Triple H and Stephanie, but his mic keeps cutting in and out. Stephanie McMahon’s music hits and she comes out.
Stephanie gets in the ring and mocks Mick’s mic not working. She reminds him of his actions last week and gave him a golden opportunity to give a proper farewell address. The reason he need index cards is because she claims, Mick forgets everything. Him returning to WWE was always about him wanting to be liked by the WWE audience, and doesn’t care about what’s best for business. Stephanie says she’ll do what’s best for business and fires Mick Foley right in the middle of the ring.
Mick doesn’t say anything and begins walking out, but gets stopped by Sami Zayn who’s entrance music hits. Sami gets on the mic and says that what Stephanie is doing to Mick is wrong, just like all of her decisions as of late. Stephanie thanks him and asks him to help his broken down mentor to the back. Foley asks Sami to just walk away. Foley gets off the apron and begins limping up the ramp. Sami doesn’t follow and says that Foley has shown more class and integrity in the 9 months on Raw, than Stephanie has in her whole life. Sami says Stephanie should be ashamed of herself. Stephanie mocks Sami and says he’s not on the level to come out and questions Stephanie’s integrity, or even speak to Stephanie at all and asks him to go to the back and think about how to make it up to her.
Sami appears to walk out, but stops and says that he doesn’t want to do the smart thing, but the right thing. He was about to threaten her, but Samoa Joe’s music hits and he makes his way out. As Joe walks to the ring, Stephanie stops him and says she got it. She asks for Foley to leave and makes a match pinning Sami Zayn against Samoa Joe.
Even before the match could behind Sami runs from the ring and lands on Joe on the outside leading us into commercials.
Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe
Both men deliver an intense and aggressive start to the match with Samoa Joe holding a majority of the offence. Sami would get some offence near the ending of the match and even bust Joe open mildly after he gets thrown into the ring post. Joe would eventually lock in the Coquina Clutch and Zayn would have no choice but to tap out.
Winner: Samoa Joe
ANNOUNCERS: They announce that throughout the night they will show highlights of the ever growing feud between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman. They show one from the Royal Rumble.
We also will get an update on Rollins condition following the attack from Triple H last week.
BACKSTAGE: Mick Foley talking to Sami Zayn and saying how he appreciates what Sami did out there. Sami says that Raw needs Mick. Mick says that Raw needs Sami not him. He hugs him and says to hold the fort down. Sami thanks him and appreciates meeting him.
Mick walks and runs into Cesaro and Sheamus who both hug him. They thank him for giving them a chance. Foley is proud of them and continues to walk. He meets some 205 live talents in the back and shakes their hands. He would eventually run into Bayley and gives her a big hug. Triple H would meet him as well, and just say “have a nice day!”
Mick Foley walks out and leaves the Raw arena.
ANNOUNCERS: They recap last week when Seth Rollins returned to Raw and confronted Triple H.
The reveal that Rollins is back in Birmingham, AL doing rehab on his knee.
They interview Kevin Wilk, who is helping Seth in his rehabilitation. He says Rollins is progressing well and has come a long way, but he did re-aggravate the injury last week. He claims that Rollins will need several months to be cleared to compete. But Rollins is very motivated to compete and if he does compete, they’ll probably be seeing him the next day with more rehabilitation.
Charlotte vs. Dana Brooke
Dana would go on the attack right away and to my surprise would control the majority of the match. The ending would come quickly as Charlotte hits a big boot and pins Dana for the win.
BACKSTAGE: Stephanie McMahon is walking backstage and runs in Bayley who looks sad. Stephanie offers a hug to make her feel better. Bayley says she doesn’t need one and says that she once look up to Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie stops her and says that it takes a strong women to run a brand, and it takes a strong women to be champion, which Bayley isn’t showing as of late. Stephanie makes a rematch from last week against Nia Jax and says that if Nia wins, she gets added to the WrestleMania Women’s Championship match making it a fatal-4-way.
HIGHLIGHT REEL: Jericho comes out to a great ovation and begins by saying that the Brooklyn audience is loud tonight. He says that his guest tonight is the “real” Kevin Owens. He says that he doesn’t need Owens as he has a lot of friends and calls the audience “friends of Jericho”… “Cheer me onnnnn maaaannnnnn!”
Jericho continues saying that Owens isn’t a hit-man, and shows an image of a 16 year old Owens with a Y2J shirt. Jericho says that Owens doesn’t look like a prize fighter, and says that he was marking out man! Jericho now goes to 2014 when Owens was signed to the WWE and reached out to his idol, Chris Jericho. He shows a DM on Twitter when Owens asked him for advise.
Jericho would continue saying that Owens is always nervous, intimidates and kind of scared, of Jericho. Jericho calls himself the hero and idol for Owens and when they meet up at WrestleMania, Owens will transfer back to the 16 year old nerd wearing a Y2J shirt realizing what Owens has gotten himself into. Jericho hypes himself up as the Greatest of all time and says that at WrestleMania he will make Owens hurt more, than costing him the Universal Championship as Fastlane. Jericho would then tease about adding Kevin Owens to the List of Jericho, but wouldn’t be able to as Samoa Joe begins walking out.
Jericho gets distracted allowing Kevin Owens to come from behind and attack Jericho in the ring. Owens would hit the pop-up powerbomb on Jericho and proceed to rip up the famous list of Jericho. Owens would walk out leaving Jericho laying in the ring.
TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick
Match didn’t last too long. TJ would take the attack quickly, but a quick distraction allows Brian to hit his Sliced Bread #2 and pin for the 2 count.
Winner: Brian Kendrick
After the match Brian would get on the mic asking for Akira Tozawa. Brian would say that he’s a sitting duck, but Akira isn’t even in the country. He would then pull out Akira’s passport saying that he needs it to travel back to the USA. He teaches him another lesson to not leave stuff laying around backstage.
Personally, I would think you would need a passport to leave the country as well… so ya.
ANNOUNCERS: They recap HBK’s appearance last week warning Roman Reigns. Here’s a reminder:
ANNOUNCERS: They recap the growing feud between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg. leading to WrestleMania 33.
BACKSTAGE: Sheamus and Cesaro are talking backstage as Stephanie comes walking in saying that two men who once hated eachother are great friends. Stephanie says that Cesaro & Sheamus need to battle for their Wrestlemania spots again competing in a 4 on 2 Handicap match against Luke Gallows, Karl Anderon, Enzo and Cass. If they lose, they lose their WM spot.
Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax
-If Nia Jax Wins She Gets Entered Into The Women’s Title Match at WrestleMania 33-
Non-Title No DQ Singles match
Nia would bring the attack early on with Bayley getting in minor offence where ever she can. But the momentum would shift once Nia smashes Bayley face-first against the ring apron. Both Charlotte & Sasha would watch from the backstage area.
Nia would generally hold the momentum in this match smashing Bayley against the barricade over and over again by the hair. Nia would grab a chair but Bayley would kick it away. Both would go back and forth a bit more, with Nia hitting the Samoan Drop and getting the 3 count win.
Winner: Nia Jax (enters the Raw Women’s Match at WrestleMania 33)
ANNOUNCERS: They remember Mae Young in celebration of March being Women’s History month. They run a video package of her amazing career.
IN RING: Michael Cole is in the ring, and introduces Triple H as being the man who made Seth Rollins WrestleMania status questionable.
Both men take a seat in the seats provided. Michael Cole asks about the news about the diagnosis of Seth Rollins heard earlier tonight. Triple H says he’s disappointing and says he wanted this match with Rollins at WrestleMania. He considered himself in the best shape in his life and that he was looking forward to it. He claims that it’s not his fault Rollins is injured, it’s Rollins fault for listening to the audience themselves. He continues saying that people like Rollins need the audience to justify that he’s good. Triple H says he never needed that, though some guys in the back need to audience to justify that they are good. Triple H says that Foley’s potato chip ear, his wobble was all done because of the audience.
He recaps when Rollins threw his crutch on the floor last week during Raw and the audience went crazy for it, another example when the audience’s cheering cost a talent his health. They show a video recap from the attack last week.
After the video, Triple H tells the audience “that’s on you, it’s your fault.” Cole goes back about a year when Triple H took Rollins under his wing. Triple H said that he saw potential in Rollins and gave him the blueprint to make it in the business. But when no one was there to pick up Rollins when he was down, Rollins cried. Triple H was the crutch that took Rollins to the top of the mountain. He find it funny how the crutch [Triple H] actually picked up a physical crutch and beat him up with it. Triple H says that he is officially done with Seth Rollins. Triple H pulls out an envelope and hands it to Cole saying that it’s a few tickets for the nose-bleeds so Rollins can feel the roar of the crowd.
Triple H looks like he would leave but then questions it. He asks for the envelope back and says that there may be a way he could fight Rollins at WrestleMania. Triple H says that he could draw up a non-sanctioned match at Wrestlemania so when Triple H leaves him hopeless, he couldn’t sue the WWE or Triple H’s family. Triple H asks the audience if that’s what they want, and tells Seth to show them that he is in deed Seth “freaking” Rollins, or just a freaking coward.
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson (c) & Big Cass/ Enzo
-If Sheamus & Cesaro lose, they lose their spot at Wrestlemania 33-
Handicap Tag Team Match
Enzo and Cass would deliver their promo agreeing that they would try and cost Sheamus and Cesaro their match at WrestleMania 33. Before the match could begin, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows would take out their partners, Enzo and Cass. The match would start and Sheamus and Cesaro would take advantage quickly and take out Karl Anderson after Cass attacks Gallows on the apron picking up the pinfall victory.
Winners: Sheamus & Cesaro (remain in WrestleMania 33)
After the match Enzo hits the Badda-Boom-Shakka-Lakka on Karl in the ring.
BACKSTAGE: New Day are in the back to deliver a hype promo about their hosting spot at WrestleMania 33. Before the promo begins Big E and Kofi look at Xavier with Big E saying “So is there something you want to tell us?” Xavier would begin saying that he’s looking forward to Roman Reigns & Undertaker. They begin listing all the matches for the big event and end it with a “New Day Rocks” chant.
Austin Aries vs. Tony Nese
These two put on a great quick paced match with the momentum split between the two. The win would come when Aries hits a missile dropkick and delivers it up with a running forearm smash and a discus forearm.
Winner: Austin Aries
After the match Neville comes out to the stage area and threatens that he could come to the ring and obliterate Aries just as he’s done to the rest of the Cruiserweight division. But Neville says that Aries is no threat to the King, and that Aries out of control ego will make Neville’s win at WrestleMania that much more satisfying. Aries says that everyone hears the words coming out of his mouth, but what Aries sees in Neville’s eyes is the fear of stepping in the ring with Aries who is above Neville’s level.
VIDEO: Another Emma video package with… you guessed it a “coming soon” HA!
ANNOUNCERS: Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will be live on Raw next week as the go-home show for Wrestlemania 33.
BACKSTAGE: Braun is interviewed backstage and pretty much just says that he’ll destroy Roman Reigns tonight.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
As the match begins, Roman Reigns goes on the attack quickly throwing several punches. Braun tries to fight him off but Roman keeps coming back and takes Braun to the outside. Roman tries for the drive-by, but Braun stops by a massive clothesline. Reigns gets to his feet but Braun hits a spinebuster picking up a 2 count. Braun goes on the attack and throws Roman chest first into the corner turnbuckle.
Braun would lock in a choke, but Roman fights out and manages to land a few clotheslines. He tries for a Samoan drop but Brauns size is too much as he lays him out with a running clothesline. Braun tries for a running spear in the corner but Roman moves out of the way taking Braun into the post. Roman would get the momentum behind him and manage to pick up Braun slowly and hitting the Samoan drop. Braun rolls to the outside and Roman hits the drive-by. Roman tries to continue to attack but Braun throws him against the steps. He throws one layer of the steps in the ring and tosses Reigns back in.
Braun picks up the steps but Reigns stops him with the superman punch. He tries for another but Braun catches him. He tries for the powerslam, but Roman breaks out. He hits another superman punch and sets up for the spear. But as he calls for it, the gong goes off, and the lights go black. When they come back on, The Undertaker is standing in the middle of the ring between Reigns and Braun.
Undertaker stands starring as an “Undertaker” chant begins. Braun tries to go for Taker, but he catches him and hits a choke slam. As Taker turns around Roman hits him with a quick spear.
Winner: No Contest
Roman would leave the ring and begin walking up the ramp, as in the ring Undertaker sits up and gets up on his feet. Taker slices his throat and the gong goes off again.
We end Raw with a stare down between the two men.
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After Braun Strowman laid out Roman Reigns this past Monday night, The Big Dog will have an opportunity for redemption when he battles The Monster Among Men on Raw, just two weeks before he faces The Undertaker at WrestleMania, The Ultimate Thrill Ride. Plus, Chris Jericho presents a special edition of “The Highlight Reel” with the “real” Kevin Owens as his guest!
Make sure to stick with MOC later tonight as we will have your full coverage for the show.
Here are your Raw highlights from last night:
Date: March 13, 2017
Venue: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI.
Author: Cade Carnage
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Images from tonight’s show will be sourced from @WWE on twitter.
Interesting to note that tonight’s Raw from the Joe Louis Arena will be the final show held at this venue, as it will be demolished shorty after.
VIDEO: Raw begins with a video package recapping last week’s Raw when Lesnar attacked Goldberg.
OPENER: Raw kicks off with both Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar making their way to the ring. A “suplex city” chant begins and Heyman gets on his knees unable to contemplate that dream of Lesnar F5ing Goldberg last week on Raw. Heyman hypes WrestleMania 33 where Goldberg and Lesnar will go 1-on-1 for the universal championship, and where the term “down goes Goldberg” will be screamed by the announcers. The fans begin a Goldberg chant, and Heyman tries to introduce him, but says that he’s not there tonight. Heyman tells the people who chanted for Goldberg to “shut the hell up.”
Heyman continues saying how his client has had problems with Goldberg in the form of Spear, Jackhammer, Goldberg. But last week was different as Lesnar delivered an F5, and Down goes Goldberg! Heyman hypes Lesnar and says that the resurrection of Goldberg will be put down. Where the comeback of a champion [Goldberg] will be put down. Heyman ends his promo saying that 1 F5 means Lesnar goes up, and down goes Goldberg!
Both Heyman and Lesnar walk off.
BACKSTAGE: Mick Foley is starring at the TV as Stephanie walks in calling Heyman creepy. Stephanie says that there’s been pressure between them and feel it’s the pressure leading to WrestleMania. Stephanie says she hired Mick as the Raw GM because of how he connects to the fans and talents, but there are areas of expertise that Mick needs to improve on. Stephanie is willing to teach Foley some business expertise and asks if he’s in, which Foley accepts. Stephanie says that by the end of the night, Stephanie wants Mick to scour the Raw roster and find a talent… to fire.. Stephanie wants Mick to think like a business person and not with his heart. Dim the roster of the weak talents and claim overhead for the business. She gives him by the end of the night, in which Foley reluctantly accepts.
MOC: based on reports, after that segment some fans began chanting “Fire Roman Reigns” and “Fire Goldberg.” Savage!
Sasha Banks (w/ Bayley) vs. Dana Brooke (w/ Charlotte)
Before Raw began, Charlotte demanded that Dana take Sasha Banks out heading into WrestleMania 33. But that didn’t happen as Sasha pinned Dana with a roll-up in about 2 minutes.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Following the match Charlotte grabs a mic and climbs into the ring calling Dana a disgrace. She says Dana doesn’t deserve being by her side and is finally getting rid of Dana… But before Charlotte could talk some more Dana begins attacking Charlotte. Charlotte would eventually roll out and walk away surprised by Dana’s actions.
ANNOUNCERS: They hype the upcoming Hall of Fame and announce this years inductee for the 2017 Warrior Award which is Eric LeGrand. LeGrand would suffer a spinal injury during a game in 2010. LeGrand was paralyses but has been able to regain movement in his shoulders, legs and even breath on his own. LeGrand has been helping others suffering from spinal injury and even raising money for treatment for spinal injuries. LeGrand will be inducted into the HOF by Dana Warrior.
See his video package here.
TJ Perkins & Akira Tozawa vs. Brian Kendrick & Tony Nese
Tag Team Match
Overall very quick paced match with Nese and Kendrick working Akira for a majority of the match, but the pace changed one TJ got the hot tag and landed a hard dropkick to Nese’ face. He connects a face smash and pins. Kendrick tries to break it but hits Nese instead. TJ takes out Kendrick and Nese lands a hard clothesline on TJ and pins for a close 2 count. Nese tries for another attack but TJ pushes him away, climbs to the second rope and hits a jumping DDT for yet another 2 count. TJ tries for his finisher but Kendrick tries to interrupt Akira kicks him off the apron. Nese though, pushes TJ into Akira taking him to the outside and rolls TJ for the 3 count win.
Winners: Brian Kendrick & Tony Nese
BACKSTAGE: Anderson and Gallows get interviewed in the back for the upcoming #1 contenders match between Cesaro/Sheamus & Cass /Enzo. Anderson says that everyone wants to talk about other teams other than the Raw tag team champions. They claim that the spotlight should be theirs. If no one wants to give it to them, then they’ll just take it.
Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn & Chris Jericho (c)
Tag Team Match
Before the other entrants could come out, Owens delivered a promo under the spotlight saying that he took the spotlight and put it back where it belongs [referencing his attack on Jericho on Raw.] Owens says he was never Jericho’s best-friend, but in all reality Jericho never truly considered Owens as his best-friend either. Owens claims that all Jericho was trying to do was get close to his Universal Championship. Owens says that he managed to stab Jericho in the back, before Jericho could back-stab him. Owens says that Jericho beat him at Fastlane, not Goldberg. At Wrestlemania 33 Owens will take The United States Championship just like Jericho took his. Owens says that only thing left of Y2J will be the tears of Jericho [CRY IT OUT MAAAAN.] Owens says that Sami and Jericho will learn a lesson tonight. Who needs best friends, when you have a destroyer, Samoa Joe enters the arena.
When the match finally begins Jericho tries to go on the attack quickly, but Joe counters landing a quick knee and a senton splash. He takes Jericho in the corner but Jericho counters and hits a missile dropkick and tags in Sami Zayn. Joe delivers a hard slap to the chest and tries for a running move, but Sami counters with a head scissor take down. Joe manages to come back and takes Sami into the corner and hits his quick head kick. Owens tags in and pins Sami mocking Jericho. Owens lands a superkick to Jericho on the apron and goes on the attack again. Sami manages to fight back against Joe and Owens and takes them both to the outside. Sami runs the ropes and his a springboard body splash on both Joe and Owens. As he landed Sami grabs his knee as if he hard on it.
Sami takes Joe into the ring, but from behind Owens attacks Sami’s leg. Both Owens and Joe beat on Sami until the ref has had enough and calls for the bell.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho via DQ
After the match Jericho tries to stop them, but in the end the same things happens with him with Owens and Joe double teaming him. Owens hits his Pop-up Powerbomb as the refs surround them to break it up.
BACKSTAGE: Stephanie is backstage trying to help Mick pick a name to fire from the roster. Stephanie recommends Sami Zayn but Mick seems to not agree. Nia Jax walks in and shares her frustration that Sasha has a triple threat match at WrestleMania and Nia has nothing. Stephanie says that Nia does deserve the spotlight and makes a match pinning Nia against Bayley.
BACKSTAGE: Mick Foley is walking in the back as Jinder Mahal walks in and says that he’s a main event player and that he wants a chance to prove himself. Mick agrees and says that he’ll face Roman Reigns tonight.
BACKSTAGE: New Day is backstage hyping their hosting gig coming up at WrestleMania 33, and debut their new Raw show called New Day Talks. They introduce their first guest; The Big Show. They hype the Andre The Giant Battle Royal and the possibility of Big Show being the first ever two time winner of the battle royal. New Day ask Show a few questions about his upcoming Jetsons movie set to be released soon. Eventually Titus O’Neil walks in blowing his whistle and says that no-one cares about being on this New Day Talks show. Titus gets in the face of Big Show and asks why he’s not on the Jetson’s movie and pushed him in frustration.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
#1 Contenders Match For the Raw Tag Team Championship
Tag Team Match
Enzo and Cass perform their usual long promo entrance hyping themselves as the challengers for the Raw tag team champions and that they will be heading to WrestleMania.
Cesaro and Sheamus kick off the match aggressively trying to wear down Big Cass. Both teams go back and forth until they get in each-others faces and we cut to commercials.
When we return both Cesaro and Sheamus are double teaming Enzo and are keeping him in their half of the ring. Enzo tries a few times to get a tag but Sheamus and Cesaro mange to stop him. But Enzo would eventually tag out and Cass comes in hot taking out Cesaro with a big boot, fall-away slam and a corner clothesline. Sheamus gets a blind tag and tries to take out Cass, but he manages to fight back and big boots Sheamus to the outside. The momentum in Cass’ boot also takes himself to the outside.
While on the outside Gallows and Anderson make their way through the audience and attacks Sheamus & Cass making the ref call for the bell.
Winners: No Contest
The Club manage to take out both Cass and Sheamus. Cesaro tries to fight them, but gets beaten up by the Club. Enzo gets a big boot on the apron and the Club hits the Magic Killer to leave both teams laid out.
MOC: So I take it this means, it will be a triple threat match at Mania for the Raw tag titles… That’s no surprise.
VIDEO: The announcers show a recap from last week when Braun calls out Roman, but instead got the Undertaker. Braun would back away but Roman would meet Taker in the ring and get a chokeslam for it. Roman Reigns is shown in the back preparing for his upcoming match with Jinder Mahal.
BACKSTAGE: The Club is shown backstage as Mick comes in saying that he’s tempted to fire both Anderson and Gallows but instead of that he’s making the Raw tag team match at WrestleMania a Triple Threat match. No surprise…
Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
Jinder would get in some offence until Roman begins his beat down in the corner. But as Roman was delivering his corner clotheslines, a gong can be heard. This distracts Roman allowing Jinder to hit a running knee, and a power-slam. Jinder pins but gets a close 2 count. Jinder continues his attack landing a hard dropkick and beats on Roman in the corner. Roman would eventually explode out of the corner and hits the Superman Punch. Roman lifts Jinder back to his feet and hits another Superman punch. Roman pins and gets the 3 count victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Following the match Roman would get on the mic and calls out the Undertaker, but before Taker can answer we cut to commercials.
When we come back, Roman is still pacing waiting for Taker, but instead of Taker to our surprise Shawn Michaels comes out. Roman says that it’s cool to see HBK, and that Detroit love him, but Roman isn’t sorry because he didn’t call out HBK, but the Undertaker. Shawn says that he saw what happened last week, and what happened a few minutes ago with the gong. Shawn says that Roman is distracted and not focused and come WrestleMania Shawn claims that Taker will eat Roman Reigns alive.
Roman isn’t concerned about being in the ring with Taker, Taker should be concerned about being in the ring with him. Shawn says that he can acknowledge that the ring is Roman’s yard, but he’s Mr. WrestleMania. Shawn knows the pressure and weight of the company on your shoulders and people secretly wanting you to fail. Shawn says he’s on Roman’s side and that he needs to get prepared. Roman says that the Undertaker retired Shawn and that he’s the guy that will retire the Undertaker.
Roman drops the mic and walks off. As Roman walks up the ramp and looks back at the ring, Braun Strowman runs in and clotheslines him throwing him right off the ramp and sandwiched between the ramp and barricade.
BACKSTAGE: Stephanie and Mick are watching the monitor in the back and Stephanie is happy about the intensity of Braun. Mick seems distraught and asks if Stephanie McMahon could have a change of opinion. Stephanie says that this will raise Mick as a leader and will raise competition in the locker-room. Stephanie says that Mick has one hour to make a decision, if he doesn’t than she will be forced to make it for him.
ANNOUNCERS: They recap last Monday when Austin Aries attacked Neville officially entering himself into the Cruiserweight Division.
Austin Aries vs. Ariya Diavari
Aries and Ariya shake hands as the ring bell goes off. Austin quickly connects a few arm drags and dropkick to the head. Aries lays on the top rope just taking a breather. Aries goes on the attack but Ariya flips him over the top rope making Aries land face first on the apron. The action moves back into the ring where Ariya hits a hard clotheslines flipping Aries right over. Aries would eventually fight back hitting his own clothesline and throws Ariya to the outside. Aries hits his suicide dive through the bottom rope and throws Ariya back into the ring. Aries hits a brutal looking back drop and hits the rolling elbow for the three count win.
Winner: Austin Aries
VIDEO: Emma return package aired…. Not Emmalina, but Emma. Ohh god… this is coming soon.
Big Show vs. Titus O’Neil
The match begins and Big Show quickly goes on the attack. He hits a few punches to the gut and a hard slap to the chest. Titus tries to get in some offence, but Big Show stops him quickly. Titus manages to deliver a big boot, but Big Show gets up quickly and hits not only one choke slam, not two, but three giving Show the 3 count victory.
Winner: Big Show
ANNOUNCERS: They hype March being Women’s History Month and celebrate Billie Jean King, an advocate for Women’s movement.
BACKSTAGE: Sasha & Bayley are talking backstage talking about beating Nia Jax. Sasha says to prove the haters wrong, so they can go into WrestleMania to prove who the bigger woman is. Sasha gave us some Heelish vibes in this promo.
BACKSTAGE: Chris Jericho is in the locker-room with an ice pack on his head. Jericho gets asked about his revenge on Owens. Jericho says that he will get his revenge at WrestleMania, and that he will show people the true Kevin Owens. Jericho is bringing back the highlight reel next week on Raw, when he interviews the REAL KEVIN OWENS!
Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax
Non-Title Singles Match
Once the match begins, Bayley tries for a neck lock but Nia keeps pushing her away. They clinch, but that doesn’t help as Nia just throws Bayley to the outside. Nia lands a headbutt and rolls her back into the ring. Bayley connects a few kicks to the head from the ring, but Nia doesn’t like that and kicks the steel steps on the outside out of frustration taking us to commercials.
When we come back from commercials Nia Jax pretty much has the advantage over Bayley bending her over backwards over her knee. Nia lands a few kicks to Bayley’s chest allowing Bayley to counter and dropkicks Nia to the outside. Bayley tries to rally some offence, but every time Nia just powerhouses Bayley. Bayley tries to a second rope cross body, but Nia catches her. She tries for a Samoan Drop, but Bayley fights out into a choke. Again Nia fights out and throws Bayley onto the top rope throat first. Nia takes Bayley into the corner and hits a hard cross body. Nia beats on Bayley in the corner over and over again until the ref counts to 5 and calls for the bell.
Winner: Bayley via DQ.
Nia would continue the assault after the match. The ref tries to stop her, but Nia pulls Bayley to the outside and throws her against the barricade. Nia leaves Bayley reeving in pain on the outside mats.
BACKSTAGE: Mick Foley begins his walk to the ring to fire someone.
Stephanie McMahon is in the ring, and reminds the fans the opportunity she provided to Mick Foley to prove he could make the tough decisions. Stephanie McMahon wants Mick to fire someone apart of the Raw roster and introduces him to announce who he’s picked.
Mick comes out saying that he believed this assignment was cruel as he couldn’t think of a WWE superstar to fire, until a few minutes ago. Mick says that this assignment will make him a better manager and a better person. Mick says that the name he’s come up with is…. Stephanie McMahon. The audience provide a loud YES chant as Stephanie isn’t impressed. Stephanie says that that’s not in his power to fire her and demands a name. Mick says that she is the one that deserves to go. He can’t understand how she can look at talents with such little care. Mick brings up Triple H’s return when he cost Seth Rollins the Universal Championship and says that he believed in her when she said she didn’t have any part in that.
Mick continues saying how Stephanie and Triple H have been running a things around here. Mick continues, but gets stopped by Triple H’s music. Triple H makes his way out.
Triple H enters the ring smiling and says that if Mick has something to say, just say it to his face. Mick says that he didn’t realize Triple H existed, thought he was only hiding in the shadows. Triple H says that people always say that and yet no one ever looks for him. Both men go back and forth with insults. Triple H has the better of it calling Mick a “has-been” and say that it was because of Stephanie Mick came back to the WWE. But no matter what Stephanie McMahon is as much of a Business Man (women), like her father Vince McMahon taught her to be.
Mick says that unlike many talents backstage, he doesn’t need to pretend to like Triple H. Mick says that he doesn’t need Triple H, or this company but is a man who can look in the mirror and is proud who looks back. Triple H comes back saying he’s happy how he feels, and says if his children feel the same way. He references Noelle and Dewey who works for WWE in the main office, and says if they feel the same way if Mick should leave the position he was granted.
Triple H demands that Foley walk back up the ramp and have an Epiphany that when Stephanie says jump, Mick says “how high.” Mick slowly begins to walk out of the ring but stops in the corner. Triple H tries to confront him but Mick pulls out socko and begins to choke Triple H. Stephanie McMahon comes from behind and lands a low-blow. Triple H slowly takes off his coat and looks to beat on Foley.
As Triple H approaches Foley, Seth Rollins music hits and he tries to make his way out on one crutch. He makes it to ringside, and Triple H wants him to enter the ring. Seth Rollins drops the crutch and to everyone’s surprise runs into the ring. Rollins appears to be in good shape and hits a side kick to the gut. Rollins lands a running kick to the head taking Triple H out of the ring. Triple H picks up Rollins’ crutch and runs back into the ring with it. Rollins stops him but Triple H eventually manages to hit him with the crutch directly on the knee.
Triple H removes the shirt and begins stomping on the bad knee. He locks in a reverse figure-4-lock and makes Rollins yell out in pain. The ref’s come out and break up the hold. Triple H hits him once more with the crutch in the knee and walks away smiling.
That ends tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Remaining highlight should be up tomorrow.
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After a brawl with Cesaro & Sheamus ended their Raw Tag Team Championship rematch in calamity, Enzo Amore & Big Cass will face The Swiss Superman & The Celtic Warrior Monday night on Raw, emanating from Detroit’s iconic Joe Louis Arena. The winner of that bout will challenge Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson for their tandem titles at WrestleMania Sunday, April 2.
Here are your WWE Raw highlights from last night:
Show: Monday Night Raw
Date: February 27, 2017
Venue: Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
Author: Cade Carnage
Welcome you glorious love buckets to the Raw go-home show for this Sunday’s FASTLANE PPV!
Tonight, we finally hear from Seth Rollins and get an update on his Wrestlemania status, plus Goldberg makes a return to hype his match against Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship, and much much more.
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Let the recapping begin!
OPENER: Raw kicks off with the entrance of Goldberg, which literally takes a good few minutes.
Goldberg gets on the mic thanking Green Bay for the great ovation. He comments on last week’s Kevin Owens opening segment where he had the spotlight on him and talked.
Goldberg says that he’s not here to talk, and that he’s 6 days away from becoming the Universal Champion at Fastlane, via a spear, jackhammer,& 1..2..3. He says he would take the title to WrestleMania against Brock Lesnar. Goldberg says he always delivers on his promises and promises to take out Owens. Kevin Owens would make an appearance on stage, in his dark suit.
Owens says that he also made himself a promise, he would grab WWE by the throat and make them see what Kevin Owens is all about. He says that he’s done that, and that on his first night in WWE, he beat John Cena. He continues saying how he beat Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, and says that Jericho doesn’t matter, but everyone remembers what he did to him. Owens says that no matter how many “sheep” [audience] cheer for him, Goldberg will be next in the evolution of Kevin Owens as Universal Champion.
Goldberg applauds Owens and comments on his “moving speech” which he claims all it did was piss Goldberg off. So Goldberg offers to fight Owens now. Owens begins hyping the audience for a match, but stops himself after he asked for a Green Bay Street Fight and realized that Green Bay didn’t deserve to watch him compete. Owens says that at Fastlane, the “Goldberg Chants Die.”
ANNOUNCERS: Seth Rollins gets interviewed later about his WrestleMania status. New Day are backstage preparing for the segment next.
ENTRANCE: New Day make their way out while the announcers hype the New Day as the WrestleMania 33 hosts. As New Day reach ringside their music dies and they begin to converse with the audience. They claim to have a lot on their plates as they will be the WrestleMania 33 hosts. They don’t want others to worry as New Day will always deliver to the audience, and claim that they know the audience want more, and tell the audience that they want… “The Ice cream.”
They get into the ring and say that before they can share their ice cream, they need to take the shine out of the Shining Stars. Big E quickly said afterwards “I was told to say that.” The Shining stars make their entrance. A ring attendant hands the New Day an envelope and mock the Academy Awards where the best picture was mistaken as the card read was wrong. New Day say that Shining Stars have a match with Big Show later. They open the envelope and reveal that they are actually facing Rusev and Jinder Mahal.
Rusev and Jinder make their way out.
New Day (w/ Kofi Kingston) vs. Jinder Mahal & Rusev (w/ Lana)
Tag Team Match
New Day take the advantage early one leading into the first commercial break, but when we return Rusev and Jinder have the upperhand. Rusev manages to knee Xavier Woods a few times in the mid section and tags in Jinder. Both Rusev and Jinder wear down on Xavier, blocking a few tag attempts. But Xavier fights back and manages to tag in Big E for the hot tag. Big E comes in with the momentum and lands three belly-to-belly’s on Jinder Mahal. He hits the splash and tries for his Big Ending. He takes out Rusev on the apron and tries for the Big Ending, but Mahal pushes him away. Xavier blind tags Big E and hits a cross body on Jinder picking up a 2 count. Rusev breaks up the hold. On the outside, Kofi and Lana begin to argue on the outside distracting Rusev. In the ring, Mahal gets a surprise roll-up and Xavier picks up the 3 count win.
Winners: New Day
Following the match Rusev and Jinder argue in the ring.
MOC: Just to note, during this match the announcers were calling Jinder Mahal, Hardbody Mahal;and Rusev, handsome Rusev… It was horrible, what is happening?
ANNOUNCERS: They will reveal the latest inductee into the Hall of Fame later on tonight on Raw, and hype the Fastlane PPV. They highlight the Raw Tag Titles and how Enzo and Cass will face The Club at Fastlane for the titles.
BACKSTAGE: Enzo and Cass are backstage talking about… buckles… yup. Enzo talks about new merchandise once they win the Raw tag titles and says he will never take off the title. Cass stops him and says that Anderson and Gallows have won tag titles around, whereas Enzo and Cass has never won one. Cass says that this Sunday it’ll be different and that they need to focus. Today they need to focus on Cass’ match against Gallows tonight.
BACKSTAGE: Cesaro and Sheamus are talking backstage as Samoa Joe walks in. He and Cesaro go back and forth with their “indie” history. Samoa Joe jokes about how Cesaro is still reaching for the brass ring. Cesaro claims that at least he’s not carrying Triple H’s jockstrap.
BACKSTAGE: We now get focused on Stephanie in her office. Mick walks in and Stephanie begins explaining and reminding Mick about his career and how he got his ear ripped off, how he was fearless and powerful and that’s the Mick Foley she wanted, but didn’t get. Stephanie says that to this night, Triple H ended Mick’s career. She calls him weak and she says that Foley gets more feeble and more pathetic with each passing day. Stephanie apologizes for putting Mick in the GM role and put so much pressure on a man who can’t even stand at all.
VIDEO: There was a video promo from Brian Kendrick about how Tozawa was taught a lesson. He shows some videos of when Kendrick did a cheap shot a few weeks back, and how he got a count-out victory last week on 205 Live where he tied his leg to the ring.
ANNOUNCERS: Rich Swann & Akira Tozawa vs. Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar was announced for the Fastlane Kickoff Show this Sunday.
Akira Tozawa vs. Noam Dar (w/ Alicia Fox)
Akira holds a majority of the assault on Dar, that is until Fox makes a distraction and Dar gets a cheap shot and begins to take advantage of Tozawa. Tozawa manages to fight back and takes Dar out of the ring. Akira runs and hits a suicide dive on Dar. He tries for a body splash, but Noam Dar coutners. Both counters a few strikes and kicks, but Tozawa gets his quick German Suplex and pins for the 3 count.
Winner: Akira Tozawa
After the match, Brian Kendrick would run in and attack Tozawa from behind. He lays him out landing a hard kick to his head. Brian would get on the mic and say that he just taught Akira another lesson, and hopes he’s learning.
BACKSTAGE: Mick Foley is standing lonesome, until Samoa Joe walks in asking if Mick’s ok. Mick says he not, and ends up calling Joe a puppet for changing his ways and siding with Triple H. Joe resents the puppet comment, but Mick doesn’t care and makes a match tonight pinning Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro.
ENTRANCE: Charlotte comes out with Dana White and before Bayley & Sasha comes out, Charlotte gets on the mic saying that Bayley took the easy way out. She calls her “normal” comparing her to the audience and say that Bayley is destined to be the “one-hit wonder.” Charlotte would continue, but Bayley interrupted her.
Bayley gets on the mic and comments that she’s beaten Charlotte three times and says that her WWE journey doesn’t end here. She now has another dream and points to the WrestleMania sign. Bayley says she wants to walk into WrestleMania as the Raw Women’s Champion. Charlotte says that at Fastlane she will buy Bayley’s father a front row seat to watch as she breaks her dreams. Sasha Banks makes an entrance.
Sasha Banks comes in and says that Bayley is more deserving of the title than Charlotte ever was. Charlotte says that Sasha is always taking Bayley’s spotlight. Sasha then says that they have a tag match. Charlotte says that they do, but Dana isn’t her partner, and calls out Nia Jax.
Charlotte & Nia Jax (w/ Dana Brooke) vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley (c)
Tag Team Match
Sasha Banks and Nia kick things off. Without hesitation, Nia throws Sasha to the corner easily. Sasha tries to fight back, but Nia again utilizes her size to dominate her. She throws her to the corner and tells Sasha to tag in Bayley. Nia takes her out with a hard scoop slam and mocks Bayley. Bayley manages to get in some offence and tags in Sasha Banks, but both don’t really do much as Nia clotheslines one of them and elbows the other.
Charlotte tags in beats on Bayley for a bit, but Bayley manages to tag out and gets Sasha in. Sasha gets in some offence and hits a hurricanrana and a dropkick giving her a two count pin. Sasha tags in Bayley and Dana tries to interrupt grabbing Bayley’s leg, but Bayley stops her and throws Charlotte close to Dana on the outside. Bayley climbs out and delivers her Bayley-to-Belly to Dana on the outside mats. We cut to commercials.
When we return from commercials Charlotte and Nia dominate over Sasha Banks. Sasha tries to fight back but Nia isn’t allowing it landing a knee to the gut and hits two elbow drops. The pins for the 2 count.
The announcers update us saying that Dana Brooke was helped to the back during the commercials where she may be suffering from a broken rip.
Nia and Charlotte continue to double team Sasha, but one quick escape allows Sasha to tag in Bayley. Bayley lands a few clotheslines and few elbows to Charlotte. She hits a shoulder to the gut and a saito suplex for a 2 count. Charlotte fights back and tags in Nia. Bayley manages to lock in a chin lock, but Nia throws her off. Bayley runs Charlotte off the apron but turns in a hard body slam from Nia. Sasha tries for a cross body but Nia catches her and throws her on Bayley. Nia hits a leg drop and pins Bayley for the 3 count.
Winners: Charlotte & Nia Jax
BACKSTAGE: Mick Foley is talking to Braun telling him that he can’t give him competition tonight. Braun says he doesn’t want competition, he wants a contract. He wants a contract for his match at Fastlane so this way Roman can’t run. Mick says he’ll have a contract for them to sign.
Because as we all know, when you have a match which is promoted and advertised of course you didn’t sign a contract for that.
Luke Gallows (c) (w/ Karl Anderson (c)) vs. Big Cass (w/ Enzo Amore)
As expected Enzo and Cass deliver their usual promo entrance.
As the match begun, Anderson distracts Cass allowing Gallows to begin landing a few kicks. He takes Cass in the corner and hits a cross body, followed by a running elbow. Gallows picks up a two count. Cass would eventually come back and tries for a chokeslam, but Gallows breaks out and hits a hard kick to the head. Luke Gallows goes for the running clothesline, but Cass catches him, lands a punches and a running clothesline. He hits a hard clothesline in the corner and hits a fall-a-away slam to Gallows. He hits a side walk slam and hits the empire elbow. Anderson again tries for a distraction and tries to drive Enzo into the steps, but Enzo counters and throws Anderson instead. Gallows tries for a running move but Cass ducks and hits a big boot. Cass pins for the 3 count win.
Winners: Big Cass & Enzo
ANNOUNCERS: They hype the WWE Network and mention that if people subscribe this Thursday or after, people would get Fastlane and Wrestlemania for one month.
BACKSTAGE: This is the reasoning for this upcoming match:
Titus O’Neil vs. Sheamus
Even before the match could begin Titus attacks Sheamus as he as entering the ring during his entrance. Titus brings Sheamus into the ring, and the ref pushes Titus back and asks if they want the match to continue. The ref gets a yes from both men and the ref starts the match.
Titus again quickly goes on the attack, appearing very aggressive. The ref would push him back and when Titus turns around, Sheamus hits a hard brogue kick and pins for the 3 count.
ANNOUNCERS: Seth Rollins interview will be next. Corey Graves will be in the ring to interview Rollins about his status leading into Wrestlemania 33.
Corey Graves is standing in the ring. They darkened the mat and added two chairs in the center of the table.
Before Corey introduces Rollins, Corey Graves sends us into a video package showcasing the history behind Triple H and Seth Rollins, leading them to this time.
Following the video, Corey Graves introduces Seth Rollins, who comes out using one crutch and struggles to enter the ring. Rollins sits down in the provided chair and Graves asks the question, hows the knee? Rollins says that the tear to his MCL is more serious than thought, and that rehab is coming along. Graves asks bout where Rollins is at right now. Rollins says that it sucks and says that maybe he deserves to be injured. Corey questions that. Rollins references two years ago when he won the WWE Championship and calls it the greatest moment of his life. He’s asked himself “what did I sacrifice for that” and says he pointed fingers and blamed others.
When he came back from the original knee injury, he was suppose to come back better and different and says that he lost site of that. He says that he believes the injury is his fault. Graves then asks about WrestleMania and if Rollins will be there. Rollins takes a while to answer and says that right now it’s not looking great, and that the doctors may not clear him in time for WrestleMania. Right then, Triple H’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring, smiling.
Triple H says that it’s good to see him, considering the last time he saw him, he didn’t think they would see him again. Rollins looks to attack but Triple H points to the other end where Samoa Joe came out to stand at ringside. Triple H continues by saying that Rollins will not be at WrestleMania, especially if he knows what’s good for him. Triple H laughs at Rollins realization that he deserves the injury this late. Triple H claims that he made Rollins the man, the face of the WWE and the WWE Champion. He delivered on everything he ever said, but then Rollins bit the hand that fed him.
Triple H says that he used Rollins up and spat him out, and demands that he gets over it. Triple H says that Rollins was the future, but now only the past, and calls him worthless. He continues asking Rollins to salvage what he has left [body] and make the right decision. Triple H iterates “Do Not Come To WrestleMania.” Triple H threatens that it would be the last thing Rollins ever does in a WWE ring if he shows up at WrestleMania.
As Triple H begins to walk away, Rollins gets on the mic and says that he told Stephanie a month ago, he has nothing left to lose, and will be at WrestleMania. Rollins swears that if this marks the last thing he does in a WWE ring, it will be Triple H’s as well.
Triple H and Samoa Joe walks away.
Big Show vs. The Shining Stars
2-on-1 Handicap Match
To start the match Primo would try to sell Big Show on the resort in Puerto Rico. Epico would tag in and both would try for a double move, but Big Show just overpowered them. The Shining Stars would have a fight back moment but Big Show again takes them both out by delivering a Knock out punch on Epico, and Chokeslam Primo for the 3 count.
Winner: Big Show
ANNOUNCERS: The announcers highlight Black History Month and show a vignette in celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
BACKSTAGE: Neville walks in to Tony Nese and says that for their upcoming match against Jack Gallagher and TJ Perkins, the only purpose in this match is to take out Jack Gallagher prior to the Fastlane PPV, this Sunday. Tony wasn’t paying attention and when Neville gets in his face, Tony says that he’ll do what’s best for the ‘premier athlete’ [himself].
Jack Gallagher & TJ Perkins vs Neville (c) & Tony Nese
Tag Team Match
As the bell rings, Neville quickly attacks Gallagher on the apron. TJ Perkins would attack Neville, and accidentally run into Gallagher on the apron. Neville would take advantage and tags in Nese. Nese quickly becomes the beating horse as TJ Perkins gets a few pins on him. Gallagher gets tagged in and continues the assault on Nese. Neville would try and help but get thrown out. Nese would get both TJ’s and Gallaghers finishers and lose the match for him and Neville. Neville wouldn’t run in to help him and let him lose the match.
Winners: Jack Gallagher & TJ Perkins
VIDEO: A video package is shown for Beth Phoenix as she is the newest member of the 2017 Hall of Fame as reported earlier.
BACKSTAGE: Sasha & Bayley are in the back with ice and recovering from their match. Bayley says that on Sunday she may need eyes on the back of her head, but Sasha says that she’ll be in her corner this Sunday. Stephanie McMahon would walk in and say that Sasha won’t be ringside, because she’ll have a match this Sunday against Nia Jax.
Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe
As the match begins, Samoa Joe goes on the attack quickly but Cesaro powers Joe off his feet and lands a gut-wrentch slam. Cesaro hits a european uppercut. He tries for a cross body but Joe lifts him over the top rope. Cesaro lands on the apron and yells out in pain clenching his knee. Cesaro climbs back in the ring and lands a cross body, but Joe manages to grab him and lands a slam to his knees, thus leading us to a commercial.
When we return, Cesaro fights back after a hard kick to the head and power lifts Samoa Joe up for a suplex. Joe and Cesaro begin exchanging punches, but Samoa Joe quickly locks in a leg lock. Cesaro would power back up but Joe would try to fight out. Cesaro lands a elbow to Joe and begins banging on his knee, showcasing that it’s weakened.
Cesaro begins landing several punches to Joe in the corner and powers Joe up landing him straight on his back. Cesaro would pin for a 2 count. Cesaro positions Samoa Joe for the swing, but Joe fights out smashing the knee. Cesaro would stomp on Joe’s chest and pin for 2. Cesaro would try for the neutralizer but Joe would counter. Cesaro tries for a rebound move, but Joe trips him and hits his finisher. Thus giving him the 3 count pin.
Winner: Samoa Joe
POST-MATCH: Following the match, Joe would be interviewed up the ramp and asked what he wanted to do in the Main Roster, Joe says that he came to the WWE to hurt people. Joe says his victory should serve as a reminder, It doesn’t matter what you’ve accomplished, who you are, or how much the people [audience] like you; when you come against the destroyer….. Sami Zayn’s music would hit and he attacks Joe.
Both men fight at the side of the arena until security could split them apart. Both men would go back and forth breaking Securities hold and attacking the other until it finally breaks.
IN-RING CONTRACT SIGNING:This marks the closing segment for tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast.
Mick Foley is seen in the ring in front of a desk where the contract is situated. Foley talks about why Braun wanted the contract signing but gets interrupted by Braun as he makes his way out.
Braun says that Foley brought the table, contract and Roman and wants him out. Foley says that he’s the GM and the talents must respect what he says. Braun says that he one day would feel intimidated by Foley but agrees with Stephanie and that Foley is a broken down man. Foley would freak out and get in Braun’s face and says that if you arent going to respect him as a GM, then respect Foley as a legend.
Braun would laugh in his face, but that would leave when Foley threatened him. Braun smashes the mic out of his hand and gets in his face. Roman Reigns music would hit.
Roman and Braun meet at ringside and exchange punches. Braun would throws Reigns to the steps, but Roman jumps over them and uses them to hit a superman punch on Braun. He tries for another but Braun catches him and runs Roman into the ring post. Braun throws Roman to the audience and smashes his face against an equipment case.
Braun and Roman fight it out on the stairs and again Roman manages to hit a superman punch. He would then spear Braun through the ring barricade back to the ringside area. During the spear, a security guard would also be taken through the barricade as he didn’t move out of the way fast enough.
Roman climbs into the ring, grabs the contract and looks to sign it. But Braun Strowman would rise from ringside and yell “is that all you got?” Braun climbs back in and Roman hits another Superman punch. He tries for the spear again, but Braun catches him and throws him against the turnbuckle, which breaks it from the buckle and breaking the top rope around the ring.
Braun celebrates and walks away.
Roman would eventually get back to his knees and would sign the contract for this Sunday. Braun smiles and walks to the back.
That is all for tonight folks. Hope you enjoyed the recap. Make sure to stay tuned for highlights and backlash leading to Sunday’s FastLane PPV.
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POTENTIAL SPOILER AHEAD
Based on reports, Ric Flair is set to be backstage for tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast from Green Bay, Wisconsin. There is speculation that WWE may utilize him as a build for Sunday’s Fastlane match against Charlotte & Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship.
Here are your Raw highlights from last night: