Location: Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center
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Welcome to the WWE Raw pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Booker T, Lita, and Jerry Lawler hype what we will see tonight, which is a segment with Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher. Also, Sasha Banks and Charlotte in the main event. Seth Rollins will be featured in a sitdown interview. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows cut a backstage promo about putting an end to the fun of The New Day. Booker T predicted that Banks would win the RAW Women’s Title tonight.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Michael Cole hypes some of the matches on the show. Roman Reigns walked down to the ring to start the show. Reigns said that his bloodline has been represented for a long time but no one in his family has held the US Title until he won it because he is the guy. This led to Lana walking down to the ring. Lana said that Rusev doesn’t know she is out her. Reigns didn’t believe her. Lana wants to negotiate with him. Lana said that Rusev is challenging him for the US Title. Reigns thought Rusev was hiding behind her skirt. Lana said that she is partners with Rusev and thought Reigns had no respect for family. Lana vowed that Rusev will crush Reigns in front of everyone. This led to Rusev running down to the ring. Reigns and Rusev brawl around ringside. Rusev beat down Reigns then took the US Title and walked up the ramp. Reigns ran to Rusev and hit him with a Superman Punch. Reigns told Rusev that he would get his rematch and it would be inside a Hell in a Cell at the HIAC PPV.
A video package to hype TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick was shown.
Non-title match: TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick.
They shake hands and Perkins drop kicked him out of the ring. Perkins with a back body drop then some uppercuts. Perkins with a spring board dive and then some right hands. Perkins sent Kendrick to the floor and hit an outside dive. Back in the ring, Kendrick caught him with a big boot.
We’re back with Kendrick hitting his finisher on Perkins for 2. Perkins hit a drop kick then Kendrick raked the eyes of Perkins and locked in the Captain’s Hook submission for the win.
Seth Rollins speaks with Michael Cole and thinks that Triple H gave Kevin Owens the WWE Universal Title. He thinks he should get a title shot at HIAC. Rollins says that there is not much to compare between him and Owens. Rollins said that Triple H handed Owens the title while he earned it with the MITB.
Singles Match: Chase Silver vs. Braun Strowman.
Strowman tossed him around and then hit his finisher for the win.
Post-match, Strowman cuts a promo saying that he is tired of beating lesser competition and Foley needs to book him against real competition next week or there will not be a next week.
There was a backstage segment with Bayley and Banks. Bayley hyped Banks’ match with Charlotte in the main event. Banks vowed to reclaim the Women’s Title.
Owens and Chris Jericho walked down to the ring. Owens thinks that Rollins should listen to the doctors and not try to get a rematch for the Universal Title. Jericho said he was out there with Owens is because they’re best friends. Owens talked about his match with Rollins at Clash of Champions. Owens thinks that Jericho should be the special guest referee for his match with Owens. Jericho agreed and said that they are the best tag team in the WWE. Jericho thinks that they should challenge The New Day for the RAW Tag Team Titles. Owens brought up Cesaro and Sheamus being #1 contenders for the titles. Jericho thinks that they should beat Cesaro and Sheamus then that way they can be Tag Team Champions. Owens said that it sounds good but it’s a lot of work. Jericho said that it’s not like he is challenging Owens for the Universal Title. Owens said that they can go after New Day, which led to the New Day walking out. New Day said they need to huddle then mocked Jericho. Jericho said that Big E and Xavier Woods just made the list. Owens said that if they won’t give them what they want then just leave. Owens said that New Day gave kids bad cereal. Owens brought up them jumping a shark. Woods asked Owens when the last time he jumped over a shark. Owens told Jericho to put Woods on the list. Woods said if they want a match then they got it and it will take place later tonight.
Singles Match: Titus O’Neil vs. Sami Zayn.
They lock up and O’Neil hit a series of backbreakers. O’Neil kicked him in the gut and hit another backbreaker. Zayn hit a clothesline. Zayn hit a big boot for the win.
There was a backstage segment with Cesaro and Sheamus arguing. Foley walked in and said that he put them as a team because they’re dominant.
Tag Team Match: Goldust and R-Truth vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
Anderson and Goldust start things off. Goldust hit a series of clotheslines. Anderson cut him off with a knee strike. Gallows was tagged in and locked in a headlock. Goldust fought out with a big boot and a scoop slam. Anderson and R-Truth were tagged in. R-Truth sent Anderson into the corner but Gallows attacked him from behind and they hit the Magic Killer for the win.
Winners: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
There was a backstage segment wth Masterson and Kutcher as well as Jericho and Owens. Masterson and Kutcher mocked Jericho for the way they look. Kutcher said he and Masterson are brothers. Jericho said that he was really close with Owens. Owens thought that 70’s Show would have been better with them.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass brought out three breast cancer survivors to the ring and gave them RAW Women’s Titles.
Tag Team Match: New Day vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens.
Owens and Woods started things off. Owens landed a series of right hands. Big E was tagged in and hit a big clothesline. Big E landed a series of right hands. Jericho was tagged in but Big E clotheslined him. Jericho started to bleed from his nose. Jericho knocked him down and went for a dive but Big E hit a big right hand. Owens was tagged in and hit a cannonball for 2.
We’re back with Woods and Owens brawling. Woods hit a drop kick but Owens cut him off with a gut buster. Owens put the boots to Woods on the ground. Jericho was tagged in and went to the top rope and went for a suplex but Woods blocked and hit a front face suplex. Owens was tagged and Rollins walked down to the stage. Woods kicked Owens in the head. Big E sent Owens to the floor and Woods took him out with a dive. Jericho was tagged in and rolled up Big E for 2. Big E cut him off with an elbow and hit a splash. Owens took out Big E and Woods took out Owens. Jericho locked in the Walls of Jericho but Rollins jumped up on the apron. Big E was tagged in and New Day hit their finisher for the win.
Winners: New Day.
Owens walked to the stage while Rollins hit a Pedigree on Jericho.
Charlotte vowed to make Banks tap out tonight.
Stephanie McMahon told Rollins in a backstage segment that for the first time in his career he is all alone. Rollins said screwing him was Triple H’s second biggest mistake but his first biggest mistake was marrying her. Rollins vowed to burn RAW to the ground if he didn’t get his rematch with Owens.
Singles Match: Rich Swann vs. Tony Nese.
They lock up to begin the match. Nesse hit a series of kicks but Swann landed a drop kick. Nese with a head kick. Swann fought back and hit a dropkick. Nese with a whiplash into the ropes and Nese hit a sit-down power slam for the win.
Tag Team Match: Cesaro and Sheamus vs. two jobbers.
Sheamus and Cesaro beat them down and they hit their finishers on them.
Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro.
There was a backstage segment with Bayley and Charlotte. Charlotte mocked Bayley and then said that she had to go because she had to main event RAW. Charlotte walked away. Dana Brooke got into Bayley’s face and Bayley shoved Brook into the wall.
RAW Women’s Title match: Charlotte © vs. Sasha Banks.
They start brawling, Banks sent Charlotte to the floor and hit an outside dive.
We’re back with Charlotte in control of Banks. Charlotte sent her throat-first into the top rope. Banks fought back and Charlotte sent her to the floor and hit a corkscrew dive off the top rope. Back in the ring, Charlotte covered her for 2. Banks fought back and hit the Bank Statement for the win.
Banks celebrated in the ring to close the show.
Thanks for watching along and we will see you next time.