Raw General Manager Kurt Angle fired Braun Strowman
San Antonio, Texas - Last week, Braun Stroman used pure strength and a literal Julie hook to pull a piece of backstage rigging on Ken and Brock Lesnar. It was also amazing with the stroban norms, and it changed the whole color in one stroke of the triple triple threat match of the three. And now, this stroma has been removed.
Between the men, the demons, the universal champion and the favorite demon of The Devil were in the midst of a full oblivion of both, when RAW General Manager Kurt Angle reprimanded Stormman for relieving him of his status as a raw superstar. This decision left the WWE Universe in a disturbance, but Strobain felt very bad compared to the audience: After accepting Angel's wishes and leaving the Backstage area peacefully, Stroman defeated the entire team of the security guards. Whatever the Olympic Hero had hired, take him out of the building before going away from the scene with very bad intentions in his mind.
Titus Worldwide def. Cesaro & Sheamus
Again! Kaiseros and Shams had trouble with Titus O'Neal and Apollo Crus last week, later attempting to regain some of their raw tag team title against Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan sometime back to Ritchie in the event of the Royal Rumble. done. And in the second week in a row, Titus Worldwide claimed a win, though thanks to Jason Jordan for their help.
The combination of the power of cruise athletics and O'Neill gave Titus the world an edge, though The Bar was successful in the fight. They used to learn from their mistakes, failing in the same order, who spent the last week in the match. But it is fine that they were about to run a tandem to send the musical hits of the cross, Jordan, and Cruz enticed a distraught shamus for a victory which greatly disappointed The Bar, nothing of Seth Rollins. Not to say, his companion to intervene in the match raised on the ramp
Cedric Alexander def. Tony Nese
Anjo Amore retained the title of WWE Cruzerebt due to injury to Cedric Alexander last week, but once again, Cedric has given himself a second chance, and the Crownreate expected to crown the 205 Live on the Royal Rumble, officially Prior to the challenge, Alexander sent the in-the-stomach-talented Lieutenant Tony Nes - the beefy Marinara as the "garlic" character The and the Zoe a brief boycott back in the good graces of the train.
He can only return to dogs. In addition to providing emotional support once again with Goldst, Alexander, despite impressive performance by Nessie, Tony Abbas faced the example of a ring. Enzo's continuous barking at the Ranging is definitely activating NiS in profit ... at least until Goldstein bowed at the back of the champion and stepping on him, cutting the pace of Necse and for the resurrection of Alexander Sent to open the door. Ness still kept his opponent in the length of his hand and foiled the lumber check at every turn, until Cedric could not find a chance to open and left behind Nasees's pump-handle slam, and finally his painstaking signature Step done.
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle rehired Braun Strowman
No one can say that the time of Braun Stormon was unaware of the unemployment line, however, thanks to the RAW Roster, it was short-lived, The Gift of Distortion, for the entire uninterrupted hours, separated the area behind the Kurt Angle Pink, Slipping through the catering field and giving a tip to the tractor of the production truck in a blind rage.
Due to all these catastrophes, the raw commissioner Stephanie McMahon pulled the rank on the General Manager who was considered in front of him and ordered the Monitor in Menace to be reared. Angel enacted his wishes on time, as Stroen had placed Michael Cole in the commentary table when the Olympic Hero had emerged to give him the Return of the Gift of Destruction job, which included his position in the Universal Titles Triple Threat was. Straovan celebrated the good news in his singularly destructive fashion: somehow throwing a coal at the heap of a security guard.
Nia Jax vs. Asuka
Replays are shown of Nia Jax attacking Asuka while she was making her entrance last week on Monday Night RAW.
The bell rings, and Asuka sidesteps Jax before kicking away at her. Jax then tosses her to the side. Asuka hooks the arm, but Jax swipes her away. Asuka is shoved into the ropes, but she comes right back with an octopus stretch. Jax fights out, but Asuka kicks her. Asuka hits the ropes, but Jax counters her with a backbreaker. Jax then throws her across the ring. Asuka kicks her back and punches away at her. Jax sends her into the ropes and clotheslines her. Jax stands over her, but Asuka surprises her with a triangle choke. Jax powers her up and slams her in the corner.
We come back from the break to see Jax applying a bear hug to Asuka. Asuka fights out and goes for a sunset flip. Jax goes for a sit-out senton, but Asuka moves and kicks her in the face. Asuka hits some backhand strikes and a kick. Jax goes for a Samoan Drop, but Asuka counters into a roll-up for a two count. Asuka kicks away at her, but Jax blocks one and viciously powerbombs her. Jax falls to her knees before falling into a cover for a two count. Jax is completely frustrated. Jax picks her up by the hair, but Asuka counters into a kneebar. Jax screams in pain and eventually grabs the bottom rope to break it up. Jax gets to her feet and throws Asuka out of the ring. Jax goes outside without limping and throws her into the ring apron. Jax climbs the stairs, but Asuka kicks them. Jax falls through and clips her knee on the steps. Jax barely beats the count and can’t put any weight on her knee. Nia Jax is crying. The referee calls the match due to injury.
Winner by Referee’s Decision: Asuka
A trainer runs down to check on Nia Jax. Alexa Bliss then runs down to check on her friend. Referees help her to the back.
Kurt Angle is looking at the damage in his office. Jason Jordan comes up to him and thanks Angle for believing in him. Angle says he’s welcome. Jordan is lingering. Jordan says he’s had his eye on Braun Strowman the whole night. Angle probably didn’t notice, but he’s been behind him the whole time. Angle says he didn’t notice. Jordan says he wants to help his partner. Seth Rollins needs singles competition to keep him sharp after a loss. Jordan has the perfect opponent: Finn Balor. Angle agrees to the match.
The commentators give an update on Michael Cole. Cole is very shaken up. Corey Graves says Stephanie McMahon made a huge mistake in rehiring Braun Strowman.
Video Package: The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alexa Bliss is backstage with Nia Jax, who is icing her knee. Bliss says she thought Jax would destroy Asuka. Enzo Amore walks up and checks on Jax. Bliss walks off. Enzo says he’s sorry she got hurt.
The Revival vs. Local Talent
Scott Dawson viciously attacks the first local talent and suplexes him before taking his head off with a clothesline. Dash Wilder tags in and hits a flying knee to the head of the local. The second yokel is tagged in, and Wilder clubs away at him before hitting a backbreaker. Dawson tags back in, and they hit a double-team gordbuster. Dawson then slaps the first local in the face. They send the second into the first and hit Shatter Machine for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Revival
Charly Caruso comes into the ring, but Dawson asks if she really wants to give The Revival a live microphone. What everyone just witnessed was tag team excellence, which has been missing for quite some time. Too many people are busy running to the back to play video games or check Instagram for likes. All they care about is punishing their opponents and doing holds. She asks what old school superstars they’re looking forward to seeing. New Age Outlaws? Shawn Michaels? Stone Cold Steve Austin? Wilder says they’re the reason this business is a mockery. Dawson says they’re not a WWE creation – they’re as real as it gets. They will not change who they are. Next week on RAW 25, they’ll prove that this is their universe. There’s only one team that will set the tone for RAW for the next 25 years, and they’re in the ring right now
Elias performs for the crowd
Elias is in the ring playing some riffs before asking who wants to walk with Elias. Elias says he hopes Michael Cole is ok. He’s here to two reasons: to teach them a lesson and make their lives better. That lesson is WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias talks about being in the Royal Rumble before singing about how he’ll eliminate John Cena for what he did on Christmas Day. The crowd loudly boos when he says the Spurs are destined to fail.
Elias then sings an introduction for The Miz. The Miztourage takes on Roman Reigns in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, next.
The Miz talks about how awesome it was to hear the reaction to his return last week. The spark that was missing from this show was not John Cena or Brock Lesnar: it was him. Last week, Kurt Angle granted him his Intercontinental Championship rematch. That felt awesome. Laying out Roman Reigns also felt awesome. Now USA Network is producing a show called “Miz and Misses.” At RAW 25, he’ll deliver an unforgettable moment that people will talk about for the next 25 years. That title is his. Miz will reclaim his title in the Barclays Center. That’s gonna feel awesome.
Roman Reigns is distracted immediately by The Miz, but he’s able to thwart the attack of The Miztourage by laying them out. Reigns focuses on Miz at ringside before turning to punch Bo Dallas. Reigns then turns, and Miz falls in fear. Curtis Axel then clotheslines him from behind. The Miztourage sends Reigns into the steel steps before putting him in the ring for a two count. Dallas is tagged in, and he stomps away at Reigns. They trade tags, coming in and out to stomp Reigns. Dallas takes him down for a two count. Dallas then applies a chin lock. Reigns fights up, but Dallas knees him. Reigns counters some suplex attempts before Axel interferes. Dallas then DDTs Reigns for a two count. Reigns fights up from a rest hold and punches away at Dallas. Axel blind tags in and hits Reigns from behind. Axel taunts the crowd before having a whip reversed. Reigns connects with a Samoan Drop. Reigns drives Axel into the corner, but Axel quickly boots him back. Reigns quickly knocks Dallas off the apron and stares at Axel. Reigns hits a pair of clotheslines before having a whip reversed and coming back with a leaping clothesline. Reigns clubs away at him in the corner before elbowing and kicking Dallas. Reigns puts Axel in a front facelock from Dallas. Reigns then big boots Dallas, who in turn inadvertently DDTs Axel. The Miz tries to distract Reigns, but he’s scared away. Reigns knocks Dallas out of the ring and hits Axel with a Superman Punch. Reigns then leaves the ring to hit Dallas with a Superman Punch. Reigns grabs Miz, but he escapes. Axel rolls him up for a near fall. Reigns then hits a Spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Seth Rollins will take on Finn Balor in tonight’s main event.
Sasha Bank w/ Bayley and Mickie James vs. Sonya Deville w/ Paige and Mandy Rose
The commentators announce Paige will not be in the Women’s Royal Rumble due to a neck injury.
The bell rings, and Deville quickly takes her down with a waistlock. Banks tries for a surprise Bank Statement, but Deville gets out. Deville shoulders her in the corner, but Banks elbows her back. Deville sends her to the corner and counters a slingshot with some vicious knee strikes for a two count. Deville applies a chin lock, but Banks fights up and slams her in the corner. Banks forearms her and hits a head-scissor takeover. Banks hits a dropkick and connects with double knees in the corner twice. Banks goes to the second rope and jumps into a kick from Deville for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sonya Deville
Video Package: WWE Superstars go to the Civil Rights Museum
Seth Rollins is warming up when Jason Jordan comes in. Rollins says Jordan shouldn’t have done what he did to The Bar tonight or speak on his behalf. They’re teammates. Jordan is not his mouthpiece. Rollins doesn’t have a problem with what he did. He has a problem with how he did it.
“WOKEN” Matt Hardy Makes his entrance. He’ll be in action, next.
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“WOKEN” Matt Hardy vs. Heath Slater w/ Rhyno
We join this match in progress to see Hardy applying a side headlock to Slater. Slater whips him off, but Hardy splashes him and wildly punches away at him. Hardy pulls him into the ring and punches away at him. Hardy attacks him in the corner before laughing in his face. Slater recoils in horror. Slater gets back in the ring after a pep talk from Rhyno. Slater kicks and punches Hardy down. Slater applies an arm bar, but Hardy gets out by biting him. Hardy hits a German Suplex into the turnbuckles before clubbing away at him. Hardy hits a corner clothesline before connecting with a Side Effect for a near fall. Hardy bounces him off the turnbuckles before hitting a neckbreaker. Hardy starts a “DELETE” chant before hitting a Twist of Fate for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: “WOKEN” Matt Hardy
The saga of Braun Strowman’s firing and rehiring from earlier tonight is recapped.
Gallows and Anderson make their entrance. Finn Balor makes his entrance next. Balor says in a pre-taped promo that SummerSlam 2016 was the greatest and worst moment of his career. With the Good Brothers by his side, this match will be too sweet.
Finn Balor w/ Anderson and Gallows vs. Seth Rollins w/ Jason Jordan
The bell rings, and they lock up before Rollins quickly goes to a side headlock. Balor tries to whip him off, but Rollins hangs on. Balor whips him off, drops down, and hits a pair of arm drags before hooking an arm bar. Rollins fights up and backs him into the corner. Rollins whips him off and hits a running back elbow. Rollins kicks him in the spine and chops the chest. Rollins punches him down in the corner and stomps. Rollins hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Balor fights up and sends him into the ropes, but Rollins goes for a sunset flip. Balor quickly gets out of it and clotheslines him over the top rope before hitting a running kick to the face. We’re going to commercial at 10:56 EST.
We come back from the break to see Rollins punch and chop Balor back. Rollins boots him in the face and hits a blockbuster. Rollins then grabs his knee in pain. Rollins hits him with a running knee that sends him out of the ring. Rollins hobbles into the ropes and connects with a suicide dive. Rollins gets him in the ring and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. Rollins then applies a neck vice. Balor tries to fight up, but Rollins takes him down and drops a knee. Rollins elbows him in the neck and tries for a suplex, but Balor landso n his feet. Rollins elbows him back, but Balor boots him. Balor hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a takedown and a double stomp. Rollins boots him back in the corner, but Balor comes back with a falling elbow for a near fall. Rollins counters a Sling Blade and comes back with one of his own for a near fall. Rollins hits a pair of running forearms in the corner before Balor pops out for a Sling Blade. Balor charges into a superkick, which gives Rollins a near fall.
Both men are down. Balor gets to his feet and elbows and chops Rollins. Rollins tries for the Ripcord, but Balor gets out. Rollins then hits an enzuigiri. Rollins tries for a Phoenix Splash, but Balor moves. Rollins lands on his feet, but his knee is really hurt. Balor hits a running dropkick to the corner and slowly goes to the top rope. Rollins pops up and hits a superplex followed by a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope for a frog splash, but Balor gets the knees up and covers for what looks like a three count, but the referee says he kicked out.
The Bar come down to the ring and inadvertently hit Gallows and Anderson. They brawl at ringside before Balor wipes them out with a summersault senton. Balor kicks Rollins back and goes for a Coup de Grace, but Rollins moves. Cesaro gets on the apron, but Balor punches him off. Balor hits the ropes, but Jordan trips him. Rollins then HITS THE CURB STOMP for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Replays are shown from the match, including the botched pinfall. Finn Balor sits in the ring with Anderson and Gallows by his side. The music stops, and nothing is going on. They zoom in on the big welt that is forming above Balor’s eye from the Curb Stomp. They stand around for a few moments before the show goes off the air.