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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 The New Day defending the Tag Team Titles against Cesaro and Sheamus. WWE announced that Goldberg would open tonight’s RAW. Mick Foley joined the show and talked about Survivor Series. Several video packages of matches that took place at Survivor Series were shown.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, there is a recap video of Goldberg – Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. Goldberg walks down to the ring. He thanks the fans for letting him come back and being in the limelight again. Goldberg thanks his wife because he can be a mean and grumpy SOB while he has been training. He also thanked his son. Goldberg said he did what he was going to do which is beat Lesnar. Goldberg said that all good things must come to an end. Goldberg said that he ran into Stephanie McMahon last night and she told him that he can still get it done. McMahon asked him if he has one more title run last in him. Goldberg said that you can bet your ass he has one more title run left in him. Goldberg said that at the Royal Rumble, everyone is next.
The New Day cut a promo before the match about how despite them being eliminated early at Survivor Series. They still led their team to victory.
Tag Team Title Match: The New Day vs. Cesaro and Sheamus.
Big E and Cesaro art things off. Cesaro caught him and hit a power slam for 2. Sheamus was tagged in and knocked down Big E. They hit a double team suplex to Sheamus for 2. Kingston was tagged in and hit a crossbody to Cesaro for 2. Cesaro took him down and went for the giant swing, but Kingston got out of it. Sheamus sent Kingston into the steel post.
We’re back with Sheamus in control of Kingston. He accidentally knocked Cesaro off the apron. Big E got the hot tag and started suplexing Sheamus. Big E sent Cesaro to the floor and then Kingston took him out. Big E with a splash to Sheamus for 2. Sheamus with an up kick and hit White Noise for 2. Cesaro was tagged in. Cesaro with an uppercut and more. Kingston with a backbreaker for 2. Kingston with a roll up for 2. Kingston with a leg drop to Cesaro. Cesaro with the giant swing to Kingston. Cesaro locked in sharpshooter but let it go. Kingston rolled him up for the win.
Winner: The New Day.
Chris Jericho said in a backstage interview that he would tell everyone about how he feels about The List getting destroyed at Survivor Series in a Highlight Reel segment tonight.
Enzo Amore is shown walking around naked backstage after Big Cass took his clothes. He walks to Lana and asked her how she is doing. Rusev walked up and was not about him talking to her. He told Amore that he would crush him in the ring then covered Lana’s eyes.
Still shots from the Sami Zayn – The Miz match was shown. Foley and McMahon are shown talking backstage. Zayn walks up. Foley said that Zayn he never knew Zayn looked up to him as a kid. Foley said that Zayn didn’t win the IC Title to RAW and there have to be consequences for failure. Foley booked Zayn vs. Braun Strowman tonight.
Singles Match: Avari Daivari vs. Cedric Alexander.
Alexander caught him with a drop kick then Daivari landed a series of right hands. Daivari with a flying knee strike for 2. Alexander fought back and went to the top rope but Daivari knocked him down and Alexander fell nasty. Daivari hit a big clothesline for 2. Alexander with a series of back elbows and clotheslines. Alexander with a spring hand kick. Alexander hit a springboard clothesline. Alexander with a backbreaker for the win.
Jericho walks down to the ring for the Highlight Reel. Jericho begins his promo but Owens interrupted and walked down to the ring. Owens said he knows who is to blame for the loss of Team RAW. Owens starts showing photos from the match. Owens pointed out that Jericho was about to get hit with the Styles Clash but he stopped Styles from doing so and he hit Styles with The List. Jericho was upset that he used the list. Owens asked who cares. Jericho said he cares and that the list means everything to him. Owens said that he is Jericho’s best friend because he saved him last night. Owens said that Jericho losing last night was a waste of their friendship. Jericho said that Owens hasn’t been for him in the past. Jericho said that he is finished with Owens. Owens pulled Jericho back and said that it’s Roman Reigns’ fault. They hug. Jericho said that he knows Owens would never hurt him and Owens said he would never do anything to destroy the list. Owens said Seth Rollins wasn’t going to help either. This led to Rollins walking down to the ring. Owens and Jericho attacked Rollins. Roman Reigns walked down to the ring and made the save. Foley walked down to the ring and booked Owens vs. Rollins in a No DQ in Universal Title Match tonight. Jericho and Reigns will be banned from ringside.
Singles Match: Rusev vs. Enzo Amore.
Rusev jumped him and then missed a splash in the corner. Amore rolled him up for 2. Rusev with a super kick then The Accolade for the win.
Tag Team Match: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows vs. Goldust and R-Truth.
R-Truth and Anderson started things off. Truth got the upperhand, but Anderson knocked him down and beat him down. Gallows was tagged in and hit a big boot. Gallows beat him down in the corner. Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer for the win.
Winners: Anderson and Gallows – they will face The New Day next week.
Strowman attacked Zayn from behind during his entrance. Strowman beat him down once the match started. Zayn hit a big boot and some right hands. Strowman tossed him across the ring and hit a clothesline. Foley walked down to the ring and said that the match is over due to Zayn not being allowed to defend himself.
Charlotte Flair cuts a promo and said that she is the queen of the ring. Sasha Banks walked down to the ring. Charlotte asked how she was and Banks told her to shut up. Banks said that she wants a rematch for the RAW Women’s Title. Flair said that Banks is on but it won’t take place tonight. Flair said that she beat her in Bank’ hometown and she wants to beat Banks in her hometown. Nia Jax walked down and said that she is not here for Flair. Jax said that she dominated SmackDown Live at Survivor Series but Banks didn’t. Jax called Banks an overrated barbie doll. Banks said that once she gets her title back then she will show her how overrated she is. Jax said that Banks will learn that when she stands next to her that she is not the boss. Banks punched Dana Brooke for dancing. Jax then attacked Banks. Bayley ran down and we cut to break.
Tag Team Match: Charlotte and Nia Jax vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks.
Flair and Bayley started it off. Flair knocked her down and tagged in Jax, who ran her over. Flair and Jax beat down Bayley until she got the hot tag to Banks, who hit a series of strikes to Flair. Banks and Bayley hit a double team suplex to Jax. Flair rolled up Banks for 2. Banks went for the Bank Statement and locked it in for the win.
Winners: Flair and Banks.
Big Cass and Amore sold us some WWE merch.
WWE Universal Title Match: Kevin Owens © vs. Seth Rollins.
They lock up and Rollins hit a spring board knee strike for 2. Owens cut him off with a back breaker.
We’re back with Owens in control of Rollins after hitting a DDT to Rollins on a steel chair. Owens hit him in the back with the chair. Rollins sent him flying to the floor and hit an outside dive to Owens. Rollins sent him head first into the steel chair and we cut to another commercial break.
They both exchange right hands until they fell down. Rollins went to the top rope and missed a splash. Owens hit a cannonball with a chair to Rollins for 2. Owens went for a powerbomb but Rollins blocked and hit a back drop onto steel chairs for 2. Rollins grabbed a table and set it up in the corner. Rollins with a superkick for 2. Rollins with a head kick and went to the top rope but Owens knocked him down. Rollins powerbombed him through a table for 2. Owens rolled to the floor and Rollins clotheslines him over the barricade then hit a springboard move. Rollins climbed a wall and jumped off onto Owens. The brawl back to ringside. Jericho ran down to the ring from crowd with a mask. Rollins took out Jericho with a Pedigree. Owens hit a powerbomb to Rollins on the apron and pinned him for the win.
Jericho and Owens celebrated to close the show.
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