WWE RAW Opener:

Bill Goldberg walks in the back as his music plays and we see him pass many of the Raw wrestlers.

Bill says he wants to take this opportunity to thank everyone. He says you guys gave him the ability to be Goldberg again. You gave him the ability to grab that limelight he yearned for. Bill says he wants to thank his wife because he can be a moody son of a bitch, especially during the six or seven weeks he was training. Bill says he wants to thank his boy because he gave him the ability and desire to be that superhero again. Bill says he did what he said he was going to do. He came, he fought, and he conquered the Beast.

There is a simple reality in life that all good things must come to an end, then a funny thing happened in the back after the match. He ran into Stephanie McMahon and she told him that he had one more spear, one more jackhammer, and one more ass kicking in you.

Then she looked him in the eyes and she asked him if he had one more title run left in him. Does he? Bill says he has one more in him. Bill says the road to the title match is through the Royal Rumble. Bill asks rhetorically what it means. At the Royal Rumble match, everyone is next. Bill throws the mic behind him and he leaves the ring.

– Cesaro, Sheamus, and The New Day are in the back arguing and Big E and Sheamus have a shoving match as they get ready for their match. We go to commercial.

RAW Tag Team Title Match: Cesaro and Sheamus vs. The New Day

We are back and the New Day have something to say before the match.

Xavier says last night at Survivor Series, they led their team to victory and they did get eliminated a little early. Great captains always get their teams to the promised land. Big E says to batten down the hatches because their white whale is in sight. Xavier says they have held these titles longer than anyone else in the history of the WWE. Back in the day, there were different tag team championships and they were held by Demolition. They held the titles for 478 days. Kofi says in 23 days, that record will be… DEMOLISHED.

Xavier says there are so many teams that want to interrupt their tag title reign. It does not matter if you are Gallows, Anderson, Enzo, Cass, or the Shining Stars. Big E mentions their opponents tonight, Shesaro and he says they will not be denied.

– Big E and Cesaro start things off. They lock up and Big E with a side head lock. Cesaro with a side head lock and Cesaro catches Big E on a leap frog and hits a power slam for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and Sheamus hits the slingshot shoulder tackle from the apron for a near fall. Cesaro tags himself in and they hit a double suplex on Big E and Cesaro gets a near fall. Kofi tags in and hits a cross body for a near fall.

Cesaro with an Irish whip and a monkey flip but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with a monkey flip and Cesaro lands on his feet. Kofi gets to the ropes and he connects with a shoulder but Sheamus tags in and he pulls Kofi to the floor when Kofi goes for a sunset flip and Cesaro holds on to the ropes. Kofi is sent into the ring post as we go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus goes up top and he is met with a drop kick as he comes off the turnbuckles. Sheamus knocks Big E down and then he hits a uranage back breaker to Kofi for a near fall. Sheamus puts Kofi in the ropes and punches Kofi on the apron. Sheamus with a forearm across the chest and a punch. Sheamus goes for a suplex and Sheamus accidentally knocks Cesaro off the apron when Kofi moves after landing on his feet.

Big E tags in and Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. Big E ducks a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E sends Cesaro over the top rope to the floor and Kofi with a splash off the steps. Big E with a Warrior Splash to Sheamus for a near fall. Big E waits for Sheamus to get up and he gets Sheamus on his shoulders. Sheamus with a rake of the eyes followed by White Noise for a near fall.

Cesaro and Kofi tag in and Kofi leaps over Cesaro and Cesaro with a running European uppercut and two Irish whips and European uppercuts. Kofi gets his boots up on the third one. Kofi with a cross body but Cesaro catches him and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Kofi with a kick to the chet and then he sets for the Boom Drop and hits it. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise as Xavier says this is the end of the match. Cesaro catches Kofi and hits the giant swing.

Cesaro with the Sharpshooter on Kofi. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Big E and then Xavier gets on the apron to distract the referee while Kofi taps out. Cesaro releases the hold and Kofi gets the three count with an inside cradle.

Winners: Kofi Kingston and Big E


Chris Jericho walks in the back with his List and his bag and he is asked about his reaction to Raw’s loss in his match at Survivor Series. Chris says his reaction is that Team Raw fell apart when the List of Jericho was used as a weapon, when his deepest secrets were strewn all over the place. He tells Charles that there is someone to blame and on the Highlight Reel, he will tell everyone who is to blame. Back to commercial.


We are back and Enzo Amore is trying to get into the men’s locker room and he is telling Colin to give him his clothes back. We see Enzo pixelated as he walks around the back.

He stops by Epico and Primo and he says that they have a special resort for him. Titus O’Neil walks by and he tells Enzo to put some clothes on.

Enzo stops and we see Lana next to him. Rusev sees Enzo saying How You Doin’ to him and Rusev yells at him. Colin asks if there is a problem and then Rusev and Enzo argue. Rusev tells Enzo to put some clothes so he can crush him in the ring.

– We see photos from the Intercontinental title Match when Miz retained the title.


Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are in the office and they are happy. Mick gives Stephanie credit for Goldberg in the Royal Rumble. Mick wants to know if Stephanie was serious about firing the people who lost. Mick says that would be extreme.

Sami Zayn shows up and Mick tells Sami that he was not sure that Sami looked up to him. Mick says he is a believer in Sami, but he did not bring the Intercontinental Title to Raw. Mick says there has to be ramifications and Mick says he is putting Sami in a match against Braun Strowman. Sami accepts the ‘punishment’ and walks away. Back to commercial.

Cedric Alexander vs. Ariya Daivari

We are back and Ariya Daivari gets on the mic and he says that he heard Canada was better than the United States. Now that he is here, Canadians are no different than Americans.

Alexander puts Daivari in an arm bar before the match starts.

Alexander with a drop kick and then Daivari with punches in the corner. Alexander with a knee but Daivari with a knee and a near fall. Daivari with elbows to the chest and he works on the neck. Alexander with elbows to Daivari. Alexander with a handspring into a head scissors. Alexander goes to the apron and he hits a shoulder but when he goes for a springboard move, Daivari hits the leg and Alexander lands awkwardly on the top rope. Daivari with a near fall.

Daivari with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Daivari runs into an elbow and Cedric wtih an uppercut and forearms. Alexander with a handspring round kick. Daivari sends Alexander to the apron and Alexander with a springboard clothesline followed by the Lumbar Check and the three count.

Winner: Cedric Alexander

– Chris Jericho is staring into the camera as we go to commercial.

The Highlight Reel:

We are back and it is time for the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho and his LIST.

Chris welcomes everyone and he says tonight is a special edition because this is the autopsy to the biggest upset in Survivor Series history when Team Raw lost to Team Smackdown. When a tragedy like this happens people want answers and who was at fault.

Kevin Owens’ music interrupts Chris and he makes his way to the ring. Kevin walks past Chris without acknowledging him and he gets a mic.

Kevin says that he is here to talk about who is to blame. Chris says that is what he is going to do. Kevin mentions the Jeritron 5000 and Chris says it was the Jeritron 6500.

Kevin shows Chris about to get a Styles Clash, but we see Kevin hitting AJ to protect him because he is his best friend. Chris asks if he is his best friend. Chris says Kevin would know how much the list means to him. To hit him with it as a foreign object? Kevin asks who cares. Chris says the List means everything to him.

Kevin says he was saving Chris. He got eliminated by hitting AJ. Chris cared so much about the List that he turned into an RKO. Kevin asks for the Monkeys and we see the photo. Kevin says that is not just an RKO, that is a waste of his sacrifice and a waste of their friendship.

Chris says if that is how he feels, maybe they don’t have that much of a friendship. He says that Kevin is never there when he needs help. He never has his back. Chris says he knows who is at fault. Kevin tells him to say it.

Chris says that he is finished with this conversation and he is finished with Kevin. Kevin tells Chris whose fault it is. They both say it was Roman Reigns’ fault and then they hug.

Chris tells Kevin he knows he is only standing up for his best friend and he knows he would never hurt him. Kevin says Chris knows that he would not compromise the list. Chris says that Roman did not help. Kevin says he was standing next to Roman and Roman did not help on the apron. Roman was sweating conditioner. Kevin says that Roman’s other hair conditioner brother, Seth Rollin’s fault too.

Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage.

Seth says he has a bone to pick with them. Kevin says that Seth is giving him a headache. Seth says that for being on the team with you two scumbags, he was presented with some opportunities. The future is now and he wants a one-on-one match for the Universal Title. He wants that match tonight.

Kevin tells the crowd to stop chanting ‘Yes’ because he is no longer relevant. Chris says they do not believe a word he is saying. He is an architect of fallacies and lies. He asks if Seth digs.

Seth says he digs and he says he will take the title from Kev. Since they are joined at the hip, he will have to run through both of them. Seth attacks Chris and Kevin but the numbers advantage takes control.

Roman Reigns’ music plays and he comes to the ring. Reigns with a clothesline to Jericho and then he punches Owens. Rollins wtih a forearm in the corner and then Reigns with a punch. Roman sends Jericho to Seth for a Pedigree but Jericho escapes. He runs into a Superman punch.

Mick Foley comes out and he tells Seth he will get a future opportunity. He says it will happen. Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho will be banned from ringside when Seth Rollins faces Kevin Owens in a No Disqualification Match tonight.

– Enzo Amore and Big Cass walk in the back and Enzo has clothes on and Cass is in his ring gear even though it is a singles match as we go to commercial.

Rusev (with Lana) vs. Enzo Amore (with Big Cass)

Enzo and Colin do their usual entrance.

Enzo says that he knows that Lana is Russian but she could have taken him to dinner first because only fools rush in. Enzo talks about their earlier encounter. Colin says he knows why is angry because if we saw him without any clothes, they would have one word to describe him. Colin spells it for him.

– Rusev with punches and he send Enzo into the turnbuckles and he continues to punch and kick Enzo. Rusev with an Irish whip but Rusev misses a splash and Enzo with a rollup for a near fall. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick. Rusev stomps on the back and turns Enzo to Colin and applies the Accolade. Enzo taps out and this one is already over!

Winner: Rusev

After the bell, Rusev tries to keep the hold locked but Cass runs in and Rusev retreats to the floor as his music hits. Cass stares Rusev down.

– Still to come, Rollins vs. Owens and The Golden Truth vs. The Club with the winners getting a title shot next week. Back to commercial.

#1 Contenders Match: Golden Truth vs. The Club

Back from the break and out comes Goldust and R-Truth. The winners will face RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day on next week’s RAW from Charlotte, NC. JoJo does the introductions as Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next.

Anderson and Goldust start things off and Goldust with a side head lock and Goldust with a punch. Goldust with a wrist lock and Truth tags in and hits a hip toss. Truth with a boot to Anderson followed by a split and a spinning leaping leg drop. Truth with punches in the corner and Gallows distracts Truth and Anderson with punches and Gallows tags in. Gallows with a punch but Truth with punches and a side head lock. Gallows with a boot to the head.

Gallows with punches and uppercuts. Anderson tags in and he applies a reverse chin lock. Truth with punches but Anderson with a clothesline for a near fall. Anderson punches Truth. Anderson chokes Truth and punches him until he tags in Gallows. Gallows with an Irish whip and splash followed by a clothesline for a near fall. Gallows with elbows to the chest and he applies a reverse chin lock. Truth with punches and a kick followed by a jumping leg lariat and both men are down.

Goldust and Anderson tag in and Goldust with clotheslines and a drop down uppercut. Goldust with a punch to Gallows on the apron followed by a bulldog. Goldust punches Anderson in the corner. Anderson wtih an Irish whip but Goldust with a spinebuster. Goldust with a kick to Gallows and he hits a moonsault onto Anderson and Gallows. Goldust with a power slam to Anderson. Gallows and Truth go to the floor. Goldust goes up top and Anderson with a running boot to the head.

Gallows tags in and they hit Magic Killer for the three count.

Winners: The Club

– We go to footage from the Wrestlemania Kickoff Celebration from Orlando.

Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman

Before the match can start, Strowman attacks Zayn as he makes his way to the ring. Zayn is sent into the ringside barrier.

The referee checks on Zayn and starts the match so Strowman with a splash into the corner. Strowman with a biel and a splash. Strowman with a knee to the head and then he sends Sami to the mat and throws Sami’s shirt at him. Strowman with elbows to the head. Strowman runs into a boot and Zayn with another boot. Zayn with punches but Strowman stays on his feet. Strowman with a back elbow to show Sami what it is like to go down to the mat.

The referee checks on Zayn and Strowman picks him up and hits a short arm clothesline. Strowman with a forearm across the chest but Zayn gets back to his feet and he tries to punch Strowman but Strowman with knees and Zayn goes down. Strowman with crossfaces to Zayn and the referee stops Zayn. Strowman picks up Zayn and puts him on the turnbuckles. Strowman with a forearm to the back and Zayn is caught in the Tree of Woe.

Mick Foley comes out and says Sami can’t defend himself so he stop the match.

Winner: Braun Strowman (by General Manager’s Stoppage)

JoJo makes the announcement and it gets a mixed reaction. Braun’s music hits as Sami tries to recover. We go to replays. Sami has rolled out to the floor now. Braun stares down at him before leaving.

– Still to come, Charlotte Flair. Back to commercial.

– We are back and Emmalina is coming… sometime in the future.

In the Arena:

Charlotte makes her way to the ring with Dana Brooke.

Charlotte asks for them to put Charlotte’s post match attack on Bayley on the TitanTron. She says she will watch that on the WWE Network for years to come. For you huggable types, it does not matter how endearing you are, she is the queen. Charlotte says she is the Wayne Gretzky of the WWE. Charlotte says she is better than Wayne Gretzky. She says she does not have to team with those Raw peasants because she is above them all…

Sasha Banks comes out.

Charlotte says it is so good to see Sasha. She asks Sasha how she is.

Sasha tells Charlotte to shut up. Now that Survivor Series is over, she is entitled to her title match. She says she wants it right here… right now. Charlotte says that she has to give her credit because no matter how many times she beats her and embarrasses her, she keeps coming back. Sasha and Toronto want this so why not do it one more time. She tells Sasha she is on… but not tonight. Charlotte says boos will not change things. Raw next week is where the queen was born… Charlotte, North Carolina. She tells the ‘dumb’ Canadians that is in the United States. Charlotte says she beat Sasha in Sasha’s home town so she gets to beat her in Charlotte’s home town.

Nia Jax makes her way to the ring. She says she is not here for Charlotte. She is here for Sasha. Nia says she dominated the Smackdown team. Who didn’t dominate last night? Sasha. The WWE Universe is completely fooled by the glitz and the glamour, but Nia says she isn’t. She calls Sasha a purple headed overrated Barbie doll.

Sasha says when she gets her title back, she will show how overrated she is. Charlotte tries to stir the pot. Nia says that when you stand next to her, she is not the boss. Dana tries to stir things up too and Sasha hits Dana. Nia runs Sasha into the corner and hits a splash. Nia holds Sasha for Charlotte to chop her. Bayley’s music plays and she runs to the ring. Nia sends Sasha to the floor. Nia knocks Bayley off the apron.

We go to commercial as the two sides stare each other down.

Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Charlotte

The match is joined in progress and Bayley with forearms to Charlotte and Sasha tags in. Sasha with a chop and Bayley tags in. Bayley chops Charlotte. Sasha tags back in and they chop Charlotte. Sasha gets a near fall. Charlotte with an elbow to Bayley and Nia tags in and knocks Bayley down. Nia gets a near fall.

Nia sends Bayley to the floor. Dana gets in a shot on Bayley. Charlotte tags back in and she snap mares Bayley and applies a chin lock. Charlotte goes after Sasha on the apron but Sasha escapes. Nia tags in. Nia with a Cobra Clutch. Charlotte tags in and Bayley with a monkey flip. Sasha tags in and she sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and hits a cross body. Sasha with Meteora to Charlotte and she sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles. Sasha with forearms and she hits a double knee drop to the midsection while in the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Nia breaks up the cover and she goes for a double choke slam but Bayley and Sasha block it and hit a double suplex. Charlotte with a rollup on Sasha but Sasha kicks out and goes for the Banks Statement but Charlotte avoids it. Sasha locks in the Banks Statement and Charlotte taps out.

Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley


Seth Rollins is in the back and he is asked about facing Kevin Owens in a No Disqualification Match for the WWE Universal Title. Seth brings up that Chris Jericho is banned from ringside. He says that Chris cost him his last two title matches. He is not banned from using anything to become the Universal Champion. The Universal title is for the best of the best and he says that he is the best of the best. It comes full circle tonight when he redesigns, reclaims, and rebuilds Raw with the Universal Title.

– Brian Kendrick makes his way to the announce table to join the announce team. We go to commercial.

Number One Contender Match: Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar vs. TJ Perkins

Dar with a forearm to Swann and then Dar with a rollup on Swann. Perkins misses a missile drop kick and then Perkins goes into the ropes and Dar with a drop kick. Swann with a rollup for a near fall. Swann flips over Dar and hits a drop kick. Dar goes to the floor. Swann with a forearm to Perkins followed by a chop. Perkins with an uppercut. Swann with a chop. Perkins floats over on an Irish whip and Perkins with a drop kick to the knee. We go to commercial.

We are back and Perkins with a leg submission on Swann. Perkins with a Northern Lights suplex to Dar to add more pressure to Swann and he gets a near fall. Perkins sends Swann into the ropes and Perkins with a double jump drop kick. Swann punches Dar but Dar kicks Swann in the leg. Dar with a European uppercut and Perkins with a jumping back heel kick. Dar avoids the Detonation kick and applies an ankle lock. Swann with kicks to Dar and Perkins. Perkins grabs Swann when he tries for the standing 450 and applies the knee bar. Dar with a drop kick to Perkins. Dar with a running drop kick to Perkins in the corner.

Dar misses a cross body and Perkins applies the knee bar on Dar. Swann with Rolling Thunder to break up the knee bar. Swann with a round kick for the three count.

Winner: Rich Swann


Kevin Owens is in the interview area. He tells Renee he knows he will be defending the title in a few moments. He is ready for the match but it was not what he expected in Toronto. He thought last night would be a great night, but he had to watch Seth Rollins fail again. He proved he was the best champion in WWE when he power bombed AJ Styles so hard his stupid hair off his head. Kevin says he did not get pinned while Seth Rollins did. The architect was a failure. Seth failed Raw and he failed Kevin. He will admit that Seth Rollins is very good. Stephanie made the deal to give Seth Rollins a title match. Kevin says the reward he got is going to be the punishment for failing their team and failing Kevin. No Disqualification Match for the title does not come any bigger. He tells Renee and then realizes that it is not Renee and he wants to know who this stranger is and he walks away. We go to commercial.

– We are back and it is Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady doing the merchandise promos for this year.

WWE Universal Title, No Disqualification Match: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins

The bell rings and Owens goes to the floor to go for weapons under the ring and Rollins with a baseball slide. Rollins sends Owens back into the ring and he hits a springboard knee to the temple and he gets a near fall. Rollins gets a table from under the ring. Owens with a kick and he hits a package side slam for a near fall. Owens pushes the table to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Owens gets a near fall. We see footage of Owens hitting Rollins with a chair and then hitting a DDT on the chair. Owens hits Rolilns in the back with a chair and he stands over Rollins with the chair and then he gets a near fall. Owens punches Rollins and chokes him. Owens mocks the crowd for using another wrestler’s chant during his match. Owens hits Rolilns in the ribs with a chair. Rollins with Slingblade and both men are down.

Owens gets sent over the top rope. Rollins runs the ropes and nails a dive. Rollins brings it back in and goes to work. Rollins stands the chair up and jumps off it, nailing Owens in the corner. Rollins drops Owens face first into the chair for a 2 count. Back to commercial.

We are back and they exchange punches and Owens wtih a head butt. Rollins moves when Owens charges into the corner. Rollins with a forearm but Owens with a clothesline. Owens with a kick but Rollins with a knee and Rollins with an enzuigiri and both men are down. We see Rollins with a Blockbuster during the commercial but Owens power bombed Rollins through a table and hit a cannonball on the floor.

Rollins goes up top and Owens stops him. Rollins with punches to Owens and Rollins sets for a frog splash but he misses when Owens moves. Owens puts a chair against Rollins’face and he hits a cannonball into the chair for a near fall. Owens sets up some chairs in the center of the ring and he tries to power bomb Rollins onto the chairs but Rollins back drops Owens onto the chairs and Rollins gets a near fall.

Seth goes under the ring and he gets a new table. Rollins kicks Owens and then he sets up the table against the turnbuckles. Owens with a rollup but Rollins rolls through and hits a super kick for a near fall. Owens loses grip of a chair and it falls to the floor. Rollins is sent to the apron and Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins goes up top but Owens stops Rollins and crotches him. Owens with a chop. Owens sets for a superplex but Rollins holds on to the rope. Rolilns gets to teh mat and Rollins hits a running power bomb through the table but Owens kicks out.

Owens rolls to the floor. Rollins with a boot to the head and he clotheslines Owens into the crowd. Rollins with a double jump cross body onto Owens. They fight into the crowd and Owens goes to the back and Rollins attacks Owens from behind. Rollins follows after Owens and he punches Owens as they continue in the crowd. Owens is Irish whipped into some trash cans. Rollins hits Owens with a trash can. Owens with a kick and he sets for a power bomb but Rollins climbs the railing to escape. Rollins goes to the top of the railings and he hits a forearm to Owens and both men are down.

Owens goes back to the ringside area and Rollins back drops Owens over the ringside barrier. Rollins comes off the barrier but he is pushed by someone in a mask and it ends up being Chris Jericho when the mask is removed. The announcers debate if the crowd area is ‘ringside’. Rollins hits a Pedigree on the floor to Jericho. Owens takes advantage and kicks Rollins, then powerbombs him into the apron. Owens brings Rollins back in the ring and covers for the win.

Winner: Kevin Owens

After the match, Jericho recovers at ringside and smiles. Owens clutches his title and is slow to get up as we go to replays. We come back to Owens standing tall with the title while Rollins is still down on the mat. Owens and Jericho celebrate at ringside and make their way to the ramp. Referees check on Rollins now. Owens comes back and poses on the apron with his title. Jericho joins him. RAW goes off the air with Owens raising the title.

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