WWE RAW Opener:
We begin with a look at last week’s main event between Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens for the Universal Title.
We are in Charlotte, North Carolina and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.
– Chris Jericho is in the ring for the Highlight Reel. Chris says his guest needs no introduction but he will give one. He says his guest is the longest reigning Universal Champion in history and his best friend… Kevin Owens.
Kevin says it is an honor to be out on the Highlight Reel two weeks in a row. Kevin asks if it is a record and he says best friends are making history. He says that is what they do, but not the people in the crowd. Kevin says that none of you have made history. Last week, they celebrated Thanksgiving. That holiday where you get together with your families and you pretend to get along and you eat food. You allegedly give thanks for things.<
Kevin says that American Thanksgiving is a way for everyone to have a final meal before running out to attack people to save $60 on a crappy flat screen TV. They did not do it because they are a superior breed . . . they are Canadians. As Canadians, they had their Thanksgiving last month. Kevin says they should ignore these silly USA chants and play along and say what they are thankful for. Kevin says he is thankful for being your Universal Champion. He is thankful for being the face of the premier show in WWE, Raw, otherwise known as the Kevin Owens Show. Kevin says he is thankful for his best friend Chris Jericho.
Chris says he is thankful that Kevin is his best friend. He is thankful for his wicked scarf. He is thankful for Seth Rollins. He is thankful that Seth Rollins proved what happens when your ego and pride take over your life. Seth proved that he is the epitome of a stupid idiot. Seth used his opportunities to have a championship match and he blew it.
Kevin says that is ‘Rollinsing’.
Chris says Kevin won fair and square even though Chris was banned from ringside. It was not Chris Jericho wearing a Sin Cara mask. It was Sin Cara wearing a Chris Jericho mask. He got the mask of Jericho and he put it on man.
Kevin says that mask was so realistic. He says Sin Cara involvement or not, he had Seth where he wanted him. After that power bomb on the apron, he is not medically cleared to wrestle tonight.
Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Kevin asks Roman if he can help him. Roman says they are making everyone laugh and he can see why they are best friends. Chris asks Roman if they are his clowns for his entertainment to make him and the stupid idiots laugh? Roman says that this is not a joke, but Chris’ best buddy being teh Universal Champion is a joke. Kevin asks Roman if he just said that him as Universal Champion is a joke.
Kevin says the only joke he sees around here is Roman calling himself ‘THE GUY’. Roman says that is not hilarious because he is THE GUY. He says that Kevin is just A GUY who needs a lot of help. Kevin wants to know what kind of help he is talking about. Roman says that is why he keeps Jericho around. He says Kevin needs help with everything. Kevin says he does not need Chris Jericho.
Roman wants to make sure that Kevin said he does not need Chris Jericho. Without Chris last week, you would have lost that title. You would have lost it many times before that. Chris says he has had enough. He asks Roman if he knows what happens when you insult his best friend. He asks if you know what happens when you make fun of Kevin Owens. Chris prepares the pen and Kevin tells Chris to shut up.
Kevin says he’s got this. Kevin tells Roman you cannot talk to him because he is the Universal Champion. Roman asks Kevin what is he going to do. Kevin suggests he take Roman to the floor and power bomb him on the apron.
Roman says he does not want to deal with Joke Owens Joke, he wants to deal with Right Owens Fight. He suggests a match tonight and if he wins tonight, he gets a title match at Roadblock. Roman says he needs to talk it over with the missus first. Kevin tells Roman if he wants a fight, he’s got it tonight. You just booked yourself on the Kevin Owens Show. Roman says by the end of the episode, he is going to kick Kevin’s ass.
– Still to come, the RAW Women’s Title will be on the line. Also, Michael Cole’s sitdown interview with Paul Heyman. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kevin Owens is talking about how Roman does not believe he is a real champion. Chris wants to know why Kevin told him to shut up. He says that Kevin said he does not need him. Every time you need him, he is there. Kevin says that Chris thinks he is helping, but he is not. All you are doing is making people think that he cannot defend the title on his own. Chris says he does not need him as an ally, a partner, or a best friend. Kevin tells Chris he is going to regret this.
Mick Foley shows up and he reminds Kevin about his match and he tells Chris he does not have to duck him all week. Chris says that you don’t have to punish him or ban him because he is out of here.
We see what happened last week between Sami Zayn and Braun Strowman.
R Truth (with Goldust) vs. Braun Strowman
Truth with punches and he kicks Strowman. Strowman with a clothesline and Irish whip. Strowman with a splash into the corner and he picks up Truth for the running power slam and the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
After the match, Goldust attacks Strowman and Strowman with a splash and bear hug.
Sami Zayn comes out and goes after Strowman. Strowman sends Zayn into the corner and Zayn with a boot. Strowman with a punch to the chest and a Dominator. Strowman puts Zayn in the tree of woe. Officials make their way into the ring to stop Strowman and Mick Foley makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley and Sami Zayn are talking. Sami says he does not need this. Byron Saxton asks Mick Foley about doing this the last two weeks. Mick says it is a massacre when Braun is in the ring. Sami will not quit. There are some people who need to be saved from themselves.
Sami says he does not need to be saved from himself, he needs to be saved from Mick Foley. Sami says that Mick has forgotten who he is and where he is from. Mick says he made the match and Stephanie does not like you. You said you would win the title, but you lost. Stephanie wanted you fired and Mick made the match. You cannot win. Braun is not a competitor or an entertainer or a wrestler, Braun is a monster.
Sami asks Mick how many times did they tell him he couldn’t do it. You are a hero to many, but you are not a hero now. You are a man who is standing in his way. He is taking away opportunities from Sami. Sami calls Mick a hypocrite.
Charlotte is in the locker room listening to something and Dana stops by. Charlotte yells at Dana for interrupting her. Dana says she is here for the latest update on Charlotte’s celebration. Charlotte says tonight is important because she cements her place as the greatest women’s champion of all time. She makes the people of Charlotte proud to be in her shadow. Tonight, she ends the feud with Sasha Banks. She will be the first to get out of this city. We go to commercial.
Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese
They lock up and Nese with a waist lock and Cedric with a wrist lock. Nese with a reversal and Cedric with a reversal and arm drag. Nese catches Cedric on a leap frog attempt but Alexander counters into a sunset flip. Alexander with a head scissors followed by a drop kick.
We see Alicia Fox looking on the monitor in perfect WWE viewing angle.
Back to the ring and Gulak distracts Alexander and Nese trips Alexander and hits a double jump moonsault for a near fall. Nese with a back elbow. Nese with crossfaces and a body scissors. Nese adds a reverse chin lock. Alexander with an arm drag and elbow but Nese wtih an elbow. Alexander with clotheslines followed by a handspring round kick. Alexander is sent to the apron but he hits an enzuigiri. Gulak gets on the apron and Alexander with a springboard clothesline to Gulak to knock him off the apron. Nese with a pump handle power bomb for the three count.
Winner: Tony Nese
It is time for Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady to hype WWE merchandise. We go to commercial.
– We take a look at the trouble in paradise for Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho.
Chris Jericho is leaving the building and he is asked about whether tonight’s argument is serious. Chris says this is very personal to him and it is very serious. Chris says that he knows she wants to be a serious reporter. You can count your friends in this business on one hand and he thought Kevin Owens was his friend. Chris says he guesses he was wrong. Chris yells at the interviewer and he continues to leave the building.
Now in the parking lot, Chris tells his driver to open the door and the List of Jericho is dropped when the door opens. Chris calls him a stupid idiot and someone asks Chris if the driver is being put on the list. Chris looks up and sees Seth Rollins who attacks Jericho in the parking lot.
Seth grabs a guardrail and he throws it at Jericho but he misses and it hits a car instead. Seth pulls Jericho out of the car and he sends him into another car. Jericho avoids a pedigree on the parking lot but Rollins hits one on top of the car. We go to commercial.
– We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Seth Rolilns attacking Chris Jericho in the parking lot.
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (with Dana Brooke) for the Women’s Title
Charlotte with a leg sweep and she gets a near fall. Charlotte has something to say to Sasha. Sasha with a lung blower into Banks Statement but Charlotte gets to the ropes with help from Dana. Sasha knocks Dana off the apron and sends her into the ring steps. Sasha goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Sasha does her own Flair strut and she slaps Charlotte in the face. Charlotte sends Sasha to the apron and Charlotte with a forearm. Sasha pulls Charlotte out of the ring and Sasha sends Charlotte into the apron. Sasha with a shot to the arm but Charlotte with a chop. Sasha with a chop and Sasha sends Charlotte into the crowd.
Charlotte sends Sasha into the ringside barrier. Charlotte sends Sasha into the ringside barrier again and they go into the crowd. The referee makes his count and gets to ten.
Double Count Out
After the match, Mick Foley comes out. He says he will not end this rivalry like this. He says Charlotte and Sasha have transcended the women’s divison, Raw, and the WWE. It deserves to end in a better way than a count out. Mick tells them to take a little bit of a rest. This match will restart and it will a No Count Out, No Disqualification, Falls Count Anywhere Match. We go to commercial.
– We are back and Lana finally gets a chance to tell Americans to stand up before Rusev’s match.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass are out next to a pop. Enzo cuts a promo on how Lana saw how he’s really doing last week. Cass names a bunch of Thanksgiving dishes as fans chant “how you doin’?” in between. Enzo says Lana was thinking about a Certified G stuffing her turkey while Rusev and family were having Thanksgiving dinner. Rusev is flipping out in the ring. Cass does the “SAWFT” line and Enzo makes his way into the ring.
Rusev vs. Enzo Amore
Rusev with a clothesline and then he says something to Enzo and Rusev kicks Enzo in the ding ding as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Enzo Amore (by disqualification)
– Rich Swann dances in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Mark Henry is interviewed about his role in Incarnate and we see a clip from the movie.
Mark is asked about acting with Aaron Eckhart. Titus O’Neil interrupts and he says that Mark stole his role. That was supposed to be his Space Jam. Titus grabs Mark and Mark pushes Titus down and walks away.
– Brian Kendrick joins the announcers for the next match and to talk about 205 Live.
Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar
Dar with a wrist lock. Dar with a shoudler tackle. Swann flips over Dar and hits a drop kick. Swann misses a back heel kick when Dar moves out of the way. Dar kicks Swann in the leg and Swann lands on the bottom rope throat first. Swann has trouble breathing but the referee continues the match and Dar gets a near fall.
Dar with a hard Irish whip that sends Swann throrat first into the turnbuckles. Dar with kicks and a neck vice. Swann with punches. Dar with punches of his own. Swann with punches but Dar with a double thrust to the throat and a head butt to the midsection.
Dar with another double thrust. Swann with a rollup into a kick to the head. Swann goes for Rolling Thunder but Dar gets his knees up and Dar gets a near fall. Swann rolls up Dar and gets a near fall. Swann with a back heel kick to the head and he gets the three count.
Winner: Rich Swann
After the match, Corey Graves interviews Rich Swann and he asks him about his match against Brian Kendrick tomorrow night. Rich takes the mic and he turns his attention to Brian Kendrick at the announce table. Rich wants to know what is Brian doing out here. Is he playing mind games? Is he trying to get into his head? Brian is doubting himself because Rich beat Brian twice. Swann tells Kendrick tomorrow night, the third time will be that much sweeter because when he wins tomorrow night, he will be coming home as the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. It is because you cannot handle this. Back to commercial.
– We are back and the announcers talk about how The New Day are 16 days away from becoming the longest reigning tag team champions.
– We see what happened last week when The New Day retained against Cesaro and Sheamus.
– We go to a local saloon where Sheamus is drinking and someone asks a woman about the tag title match. Cesaro shows up and he orders a martini. He talks about how they never have to team again. Cesaro says they are way too different. It never would have worked out. Sheamus says that one is a smart European and the other is Swiss. Cesaro calls Sheamus a hot head. They continue to argue and Sheamus says if they didn’t argue, they would be tag team champions. They say they still have Survivor Series. They say how they could be champions.
Someone comes up to Sheamus and talks about him getting his arse kicked last week. Cesaro tells Sheamus to act professional. Cesaro says that they don’t belong here and if they had a headdress on, they could be the Village People.
One of the patrons belch in Cesaro’s face and Sheamus tells him to be professional. Cesaro suggests they should leave, but first they destroy all of the ‘bar patrons’.
Sheamus and Cesaro talk about the improvements they have made to the bar and Sheamus says it is open bar. Sheamus gives Cesaro a Guinness and they toast each other.
Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens
Owens attacks Reigns before the match starts and the referee pulls Owens away from Reigns. Owens wants the match to start and the match is started.
Owens with punches and then he kicks Roman to the floor. Owens punches Reigns against the ringside barrier but Reigns punches back. Reigns sends Owens into the ring and Owens rolls to the floor. Reigns follwos and Owens with a kick. Reigns Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier. Owens Irish whips Roman into the steps. Owens with a back senton for a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Reigns with clotheslines. Reigns with a flying clothesline and then he charges into the corner but Owens moves. Owens with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Owens with a running clothesline into the corner and Owens mocks Roman and hits a cannonball and gets a near fall. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Owens tells Roman he cannot escape the chin lock even though his hair is greasy.
Owens with a back senton to Roman’s back for a near fall. Owens returns to the reverse chin lock to wear down Roman. Owens goes for another back senton but Reigns gets his knees up and both men are down. Both men get to their feet at the same time but Reigns with an elbow and then he hits NeverEnding Story on Owens. Reigns with a running boot to the head. Reigns gets Owens up but Kevin gets to his feet and both men exchange punches. Owens with a knee to the midsection but Reigns with a forearm. Owens with a forearm and Reigns misses a clothesline but he does not miss a Samoan Drop and he gets a near fall.
Reigns looks around and he punches the mat for the Superman punch but Owens goes to the floor. Reigns wtih the Drive By and then Owens with a knee when Reigns returns to the ring. Owens with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Owens goes up top but Reigns with an uppercut to stop him. Reigns with another uppercut. Reigns sets for a superplex but Owens with punches and he knocks Reigns to the mat with a punch. Reigns with a Superman punch but Owens rolls out of the ring. Reigns goes off the steps for another Superman punch. OWens is sent back into the ring and Reigns sets for the spear but Owens with a kick. Reigns with a spear for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– Still to come, two more title matches and Heyman. Back to commercial.
We are back and Kevin Owens is in the back and he is asked about his loss. Kevin asks if he is really being interviewed. He asks if this is a good time. He says he sees what happens to people you interview. You interviewed his best friend and he got attacked in the parking lot. Kevin says Chris and him had a fight and they are still friends. He tells the heartless robot interviewing him to go do what she has to do. Kevin says he has a heart and he was thinking about his friend going to the hospital. His head was not in the match because he was worried about Chris. Mick never should have had the match. Kevin tells her that she should have had a water bottle with her if she was going to interview him.
We go to the interview that Michael Cole conducted earlier today, but we see footage of the Goldberg/Lesnar match from Hell in a Cell.
Michael asks what happened.
Paul says that is the million dollar question. They screwed up. They took Goldberg lightly. He says Goldberg is a relic who did not walk into the ring for 12 years and he walks into the ring with Brock Lesnar. They thought it would be the easiest payday of his career. Paul wipes away some tears. Goldberg broke Brock’s ribs with a spear and it was over.
Cole asks how is Brock dealing with this.
Paul says that Cole does not care about Brock Lesnar and how he is processing this. The broken ribs are part of the game. You come into this business and injuries occur. That is an accepted part of the business. The humiliation and embarrassment. There is no excuse. This goes into history. People can watch this over and over again for years. He got beat in a minute twenty-six. Brock has dealt wtih losses before, but this is embarrassing. It has put Brock in the mindset that he has something to prove. Paul says this scares him because that moment can define you, it can destroy you, or it can drive you to greater heights than before. What will a Brock Lesnar who is motivated like this be capable of doing.
Cole asks what is next for Brock.
Paul says that Brock has something to prove. If Goldberg is in the Royal Rumble match, then Brock Lesnar will be in the Royal Rumble match. There will be one conqueror, 28 losers, and one victim. That loser’s name is Goldberg.
– The New Day come out and they shower the announcers with Booty-Os before going to the ring. We go to commercial.
Xavier says in just 17 days, they shall defeat the record held by Demolition. That means that in 17 days, the New Day will become your longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of All Time. Kofi says they beat a formidable tag team last week. It was Cesaro and Sheamus. They beat them by doing what they do best and that is be The New Day. For 463 days… Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson’s music interrupts Kofi and they come to the ring.
Big E and Xavier Woods vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the WWE Tag Team Titles
Anderson with a clothesline to Woods followed by a running power bomb for a near fall. Gallows takes care of Big E on the floor. Gallows tags in and gets a near fall. Anderson tags back in and he hits a flying boot. Gallows tags in and Anderson is sent over the top rope to the floor but Gallows with a boot to the head and we go to commercial.
We are back and Woods punches Gallows but Gallows grabs Woods by the throat. Kofi distracts Gallows and Woods with a series of kicks. Both men are down. Anderson and Big E tag in and Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Anderson escapes Big Ending and Anderson with a flying boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Big E sends Anderson to the apron and Big E with a spear to the floor and both men are down.
Big E sends Anderson back into the ring and he tags in Woods. Big E gets Anderson up but Gallows with a boot to the head. Woods comes off the turnbuckles and Anderson hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Gallows tags in and he gets a near fall after a double team move. Anderson tags in and they set for Magic Killer. Big E comes in and Gallows with a sit out choke slam power bomb. Anderson gets Woods up but Woods escapes and he kicks Anderson. Anderson blocks the Honor Roll. Woods with a punch and rolling elbow. Anderson with an uppercut and O’Connor Roll and a handful of tights but Woods rolls through and gets the three count with a handful of tights.
Winners: Xavier Woods and Big E
Sasha Banks is getting ready again and Bayley shows up. She apologizes for interrupting but she wanted to wish Sasha luck even if it is Charlotte’s home town. After what happened at Survivor Series. Sasha says it is not about Bayley or her. It is about the Women’s Championship. Charlotte has disrespected her and her father. Sasha reminds Bayley that Charlotte said her father was dead to her. Sasha says she is going to dedicate her victory tonight to Ric Flair. She says she will become a three time champion tonight. We go to commercial.
Falls Count Anywhere Women’s Title Match
Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
They lock up and Sasha with a forearm and Charlotte goes to the floor. Sasha with a suicide dive onto Charlotte. Sasha suplexes Charlotte on the floor and gets a near fall. They return to the ring and Sasha with a back heel kick and Charlotte goes to the floor. Sasha goes off the apron but Charlotte moves. Both women go for clotheslines and both go down as we go to commercial.
We are back and Charlotte with a head scissors but Sasha leans back to get a near fall. Charlotte with a Japanese Stranglehold. We see footage from the commercial break when Charlotte sent Sasha into the turnbuckles. Sasha gets out of the hold and she goes for a sunset flip but Charlotte rolls through and stomps on Sasha. Sasha kicks Charlotte away on a figure four set up. Charlotte goes for a jackknife cover but Sasha with meteora. Sasha with running knees into the corner and then Sasha puts Charlotte in the ropes but Charlotte escapes and avoids the knee drop. Charlotte sets for a suplex to the floor and they land on the apron. Charlotte with chops and Sasha chops back. Sasha with a forearm and kick. Sasha with slaps to Charlotte but Charlotte with a boot to the head and Sasha lands awkwardly on the apron before hitting the floor.
Charlotte gets a near fall on the floor. Sasha is sent into the ringside barrier by Charlotte. Charlotte hits Natural Selection off the steps on the floor but Sasha kicks out. Sasha has a kendo stick and she hits Charlotte with it. Charlotte kicks Sasha. Charlotte kicks the kendo stick away. Sasha tries for a suplex but Charlotte blocks it. Charlotte with a suplex but Sasha lands on her feet. Charlotte with a neck breaker. Charlotte with a figure four and she bridges. Sasha hits Charlotte with the kendo stick to get out of the hold.
They fight up the ramp and Charlotte sends Sasha to the ground. Charlotte rearranges the announce table. Charlotte sends Sasha onto the announce table and the ground. Charlotte with a moonsault off the announce table for a near fall. Charlotte gets another near fall. They fight back to the ring. Sasha with a back body drop and then Sasha with Meteora off the ringside barrier for a near fall.
Sasha hits Charlotte in the back with the kendo stick. They go into the crowd and Charlotte with a forearm. Charlotte with a chop and they go into the stands. Sasha sends Charlotte into the railing and then Sasha with kicks to the back and then she applies Banks Statement in the railing and Charlotte taps out.
Winner and NEW WWE Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks
After the match, Sasha gets emotional and heads back to the ring for her celebration. The music hits and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair to a big pop. Flair enters the ring and hugs Sasha, giving her a huge endorsement. He raises her arm as the celebration continues. Flair leaves and Sasha’s music hits. We see Charlotte looking on from the steps crying. RAW goes off the air with Sasha celebrating with the title.