This week, Raw will have something rarely seen before, as Sasha Banks challenges Charlotte for the Raw Women’s Championship in the main event of the show. Plus, Seth Rollins will address both his injuries and Kevin Owens, and Chris Jericho will probably add more people to his list! We’ve got all the results from Raw right here!
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We begin with Roman Reigns, who has officially inherited “some people like him, some people don’t, but at least they’re making noise” from John Cena. Reigns declares himself once again “The Guy”, but is quickly interrupted by Lana. She attempts to negotiate with Reigns for a rematch, but he is dismissive. She (rightly) dresses him down for having no respect for her husband and family, and ruining her wedding celebration on Raw, and Reigns responds by making further derogatory comments. Lana tells him where to go, and Rusev runs out to start a brawl, which seemingly ends with Rusev kicking Reigns over the barricade.
But wait, as Rusev celebrates on the entranceway, Reigns appears from offstage and hits a Superman Punch, because god forbid he show weakness for two minutes, then challenges Rusev to a rematch inside Hell in a Cell.
– Brian Kendrick d. TJ Perkins (submission, Captain’s Hook)
– Michael Cole hosts a taped interview with Seth Rollins, who confirms that he is cleared to compete. Rollins has unkind words for Kevin Owens, and acknowledges that he should have expected all the interference at Clash of Champions. Obviously, he still wants a rematch.
– Braun Strowman d. Chase Silver (pinfall, Running Powerslam)
Postmatch, Strowman demanded some actual competition from GM Mick Foley next week, on pain of torture.
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and the List of Jericho are out to call Seth Rollins a stupid idiot and deny Rollins a rematch. Owens says that if Rollins does manage to somehow get a rematch, Jericho should be the referee, but Jericho thinks that since they’re best friends and the best tag team in WWE, they should challenge the New Day for the Raw Tag Team Titles instead. Owens reminds Jericho that Cesaro and Sheamus are supposed to be next in line, so Jericho’s attention turns to maybe asking for a shot at the Universal Title. Owens instantly changes his mind.
The New Day arrives and demands a championship huddle to help decide on the match request, which would exclude Jericho. That remark gets them all on the list, and Owens mockingly applauds them for being champions, making terrible cereal, and jumping the shark seven months ago. Xavier wonders aloud when Owens ever jumped over anything, getting himself on the list a second time, and accepts the challenge for a non-title match.
– Sami Zayn d. Titus O’Neil (pinfall, Helluva Kick)
– Gallows and Anderson d. The Golden Truth (Gallows pinned R-Truth, Magic Killer)
Postmatch, Gallows and Anderson also hit the Magic Killer on Goldust.
Backstage, Jericho and Owens were accosted by Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, who steal Jericho’s list and mock him, then question JeriKO’s friendship. Owens wanders off amidst Jericho’s protestations, and the stars of That 70’s Show (and more recently, Netflix’s The Ranch, which debuts its second season on Friday, so hooray for WWE actually being somewhat relevant with their guest stars this week) promise to be at ringside for their match.
– The New Day d. JeriKO (Big E pinned Jericho, Midnight Hour)
Seth Rollins came out during the match and distracted both Owens and Jericho to lead to the New Day victory. After the match, Rollins hit Jericho with a Pedigree while Owens watched from the ramp.
– Tony Nese d. Rich Swann (pinfall, Pumphandle Michinoku Driver)
– Cesaro and Sheamus d. local talent (Sheamus pinned jobber, Brogue Kick)
Prior to the main event, Charlotte and Dana Brooke accosted Bayley backstage. Dana got in Bayley’s face, who responded by throwing Dana into a wall, preventing her from accompanying Charlotte for the match.
– Sasha Banks d. Charlotte in a fantastic match to win the Raw Women’s Championship (submission, Banks Statement)