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Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW, there is a recap video of last week’s episode of RAW and Samoa Joe attacking Seth Rollins. Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are standing in the ring for Samoa Joe’s contract signing. Foley introduces Joe. McMahon said that he is a the samoan submission machine and has held titles all over the world. Foley tried to rush through it but McMahon cut him off and said that Foley is upset because she had to do his job for him. Foley said that he is not happy that Joe is associating himself with. Joe said that it took 18 years to get to this moment. He said that one man believed in him and that was Triple H so if that means hurting Seth Rollins got him here then so be it. He put the locker room on notice and said that he would beat down anyone because he is the destroyer and there is nothing that anyone can do about it. This led to Roman Reigns walking down to the ring. Reigns introduced himself and said that he is the baddest man in the WWE. Reigns told Joe to shut his mouth or he would cave it in. Foley booked Reigns vs. Joe for tonight.
Singles Match: Nia Jax vs. Bayley
Jax tossed her around to begin the match. Bayley briefly fought back but Jax tossed her head first into the turnbuckle.
We’re back with Bayley making her comeback and tossing Jax into the ring post. Charlotte Flair came down to the ring and distracted Bayley. Bayley drop kicked Flair, which led to Jax hitting a samoan drop to Bayley for the win.
4-On-1 Handicap Match: Braun Strowman vs. Four Jobbers.
Strowman destroyed them with clotheslines and power slams. He stacked them up for the win.
Post-match, Strowman said that he wants competition. Strowman hunted down Foley and said that he wants everyone. Foley booked Reigns vs. Strowman at Fastlane.
Singles Match: Akira Tozawa vs. Drew Gulak.
Gulak locked in a side headlock but Tozawa fought back with a series of kicks. Gulak kicked him out of the ring. Tozawa fought back with a forearm shot then hit an outside dive. The fans were really behind Tozawa. Back in the ring, Tozawa hit a drop kick then a running kick for 2. Tozawa with a german suplex for the win.
Post-match, Brian Kendrick walked out and shook hands with Akira Tozawa. Kendrick then left the ring.
WWE hyped Goldberg appearance on the show.
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho walked down to the ring. Owens bragged about beating Strowman last week. Jericho had a problem with Tom Brady for being called the GOAT so he put him on the list. Jericho said that him vs. Owens would be the biggest match in WrestleMania history. Owens said Jericho was right but doesn’t think he could fight his best friend. This led to Goldberg walking out to the ring. Goldberg challenged them to a fight right here and right now. Goldberg brought up Brock Lesnar challenging him to a match at WrestleMania 33. He said that he has never been one to turn down a fight so he accepts their challenge. Owens applauded and said that is a great decision. Owens said that him and Jericho is the main event of WM 33. Owens said that the reason he is the Universal Champion…. Goldberg interrupted and said that Owens is champion because he has never faced him before. Goldberg challenged Owens for the title at Fastlane. Jericho said that Goldberg can’t do that. Jericho threatened to put Goldberg on the list. Goldberg grabbed the list and put his name on it. Jericho said that Goldberg has a fat mouth and that he has never liked him. Jericho said that Goldberg vs. Owens will happen at Fastlane. Goldberg walked out of the ring to end the segment.
Owens and Jericho are seen arguing in the back. Owens said that Jericho was supposed to have his back and allowing him to face Goldberg at Fastlane is not having his back.
RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows © vs. Sheamus and Cesaro.
Cesaro and Sheamus beat down Anderson early in the match.
We come back from break with Cesaro getting the hot tag and making a comeback. Cesaro was about to his the giant swing on Anderson but Gallows gets kicked Amore in the face and Cass fired back with a big boot of his own causing the DQ.
Winners: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows via DQ.
A video package was shown of Samoa Joe attacking Rollins last week. Michael Cole then read Rollins instagram message from last week. No update on his status.
The New Day walked out and mocked The Shining Stars. New Day said the fans were hungry so they hand fed them bootyo’s. Big E asked what more can they give them and asked what about ice cream. Why? Because New Day rocks.
Tag Team Match: The Shining Stars vs. The New Day.
Primo knocked down Woods and put the boots to him followed by a knee drop. Epico and Primo beat down Woods for the majority of the match. Woods hit a drop kick to Primo and Big E got the hot tag. Big E with a series of suplexes to Epico then a big splash. Big E and Woods hit their tag team finisher on Epico for the win.
Winners: New Day.
Jericho cut a promo about how Sami Zayn beating him last week was a fluke and that he would beat him tonight. He said that his disagreement with Owens was a difference of opinions. Owens walked up and said that he would beat Goldberg at Fastlane. They hugged.
There is a video package for the Rock N Roll Express.
United States Title Match: Chris Jericho © vs. Sami Zayn.
They lock up and Zayn went for a series of roll ups. Zayn chased Jericho around the ring and once they got back into the ring, Jericho landed a series of chops. Zayn with a crossbody off the middle rope for 2.
We’re back with Jericho in control of Zayn. Jericho hit the lionsault for 2. Zayn fought back and hit a powerbomb for 2. Jericho knocked him down and locked in the Walls of Jericho. Zayn got to the bottom rope and Owens hit him with a kick followed by Jericho hitting the codebreaker for the win.
We see Charlotte Flair mocking Sasha Banks for being injured backstage. Flair said that at least Banks has Bayley. Flair vowed to beat Bayley next week.
Austin Aries in the ring and introduced Neville, who walked down to the ring. Aries announced five-way match for tomorrow’s 205 Live and the winner of that match will challenge Neville for the Cruiserweight Title. Neville said that no one scares him and that they will all fall to him. Cedric Alexander, Noam Dar, Jake Gallagher, and TJ Perkins walked out. This led to a brawl between the challengers.
Six-Man Tag Team Match: Neville, Noam Dar and Tony Nese vs. Cedric Alexander, TJ Perkins and Jack Gallagher.
Neville beatdown Gallegher early in the match. Dar got the tag and hit an uppercut then a suplex. Perkins got the hot tag and hit a series of kicks to Dar. Dar drop kicked Perkins and went for a tag to Neville but Neville walked out on his team. Perkins with a drop kick to Nese then got the tag to Alexander, who hit a spring board clothesline then a back breaker for the win.
Winners: Cedric Alexander, TJ Perkins and Jack Gallagher
Jericho told Owens in a backstage segment that they need a festival and that they would have a celebrational festival for their friendship next week.
Singles Match: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
Joe attacked Reigns while he was making his entrance.
We’re back from break with Joe in control of Reigns. Reigns tossed him to the floor and hit a baseball slide. Joe fought back and worked over the back of Reigns. Reigns fought back with a headbutt and a series of right hands. Jeo fought out of a samoan drop but Reigns landed some more clotheslines. Reigns with a big boot and a slap but Joe hit a big boot followed by a back senton for 2. Strowman walked down to the ring, which distracted Reigns and allowed Joe to his his finisher for the win.
Post-match, Strowman hit his finisher on Reigns. Strowman hit him with the steel steps then powerslams him through the barricade to close the show.
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