Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a normal intro but we cut to what looks like a graveyard and snippets of The Undertaker’s theme. We cut to the RAW opening video.
– We’re live from Philadelphia with Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They hype tonight’s WrestleMania 33 go-home edition of RAW.
– We go right to the ring and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Bayley.
Bayley says she is feeling it and she asks who is ready for Wrestlemania. She says this is her favorite time of the year and her favorite day of the year. The Wrestlemania sign gives her butterflies. She says her friends would put their money together to order Wrestlemania but this year she is wrestling at Wrestlemania. She says she knows the odds are stacked against her in an Elimination Match…
Charlotte interrupts and she asks Bayley if she dreamt of going to Wrestlemania as the paper champion. She says the boss has made Bayley her pawn. When she beat Sasha in December, she was completely out of the title picture and she has been dying to find a way back in and she found it in Bayley… her best friend. The naive fangirl living in a woman’s world. Charlotte says if it wasn’t for Sasha, she would still be the champion. Charlotte says she almost gives credit to Sasha for what she did. In six days, Charlotte says she will walk out of Wrestlemania as the five time Women’s Champion while Bayley will walk away with nothing. No friends, no title, and no future.
Bayley asks Charlotte if she is going to believe anything that Charlotte says. Charlotte shows Bayley a Sasha tweet about keeping your friends close, and your enemies closer. Charlotte says that Sasha throws everyone to the side. She says that Sasha is waiting to stab Bayley in the back.
Sasha Banks comes out and she tells Charlotte she is crazy to compare what happened between them to her friendship with Bayley. Sasha says Charlotte is trying to stir the pot. Sasha says she will do what she needs to do in order to win the title at Wrestlemania.
Not wanting to feel left out, Nia Jax comes out and she says all she has heard is Sasha, Bayley, and Charlotte since she has been on Raw. She mentions all of the high school drama between them and how they pass the title between them. Nia says that when she eliminates each and every one of you, the title will have a permanent home.
Charlotte says the only reason Nia is in the match is because Sasha did not have to care about Bayley. Sasha attacks Charlotte while Bayley fights with Nia as we go to commercial.
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Charlotte Flair
Sasha and Charlotte start things off and they lock up. They roll to the floor and battle into the apron. Sasha with a Thesz Press and punches. Sasha with a lungblower and she stretches Charlotte. Charlotte uses her rear end to escape the hold. Sasha slides to the floor and she tries to knock Nia off the apron but that does not work. Sasha with an elbow to Charlotte. Nia tags in and she blocks a sunset flip but Nia misses a boot.
Sasha with a kick and Bayley tags in. Bayley and Sasha with double drop kicks but Nia stays on her feet. Charlotte tags in and Bayley kicks Charlotte. Charlotte kicks Bayley and sends her into the turnbuckles. Bayley sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and she gets a near fall. Charlotte with an Irish whip but Bayley misses a cross body. Charlotte with forearms and she gets a near fall. Charlotte with a reverse chin lock. Bayley with elbows and Charlotte sends Bayley to the mat. Charlotte kicks Bayley. Charlotte wtih an Irish whip and chop.
Charlotte goes for a figure four but Bayley kicks Charlotte to the floor. Sasha tags in and hits clotheslines followed by a drop kick. Sasha with a kick and she gets sent to the turnbuckles. Sasha sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and follows with a cross body for a near fall. Nia tags in but Sasha with a rollup without knowing about the tag. Nia puts Sasha in the ropes and Nia knocks Sasha off the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Charlotte struts and kicks Sasha to get a near fall. Sasha with forearms but Charlotte with a forearm and she tags in Nia. Sasha with forearms but Nia with a biel and elbows drops. Nia with a cobra clutch but Sasha with a jaw breaker. Nia runs Sasha into the corner and Charlotte tags in. Charlotte mocks Bayley but runs into an elbow. Charlotte wtih a series of back breakers and she stretches Sasha over her knee. Sasha with a head scissors but Charlotte stops Sasha from making the tag. Sasha sends Charlotte into Nia and Bayley tags in.
Bayley with elbows and a flying clothesline. Bayley sends Charlotte to the apron for a hanging cutter. Bayley with a shoulder in the corner followed by a running elbow. Charlotte with a knee but Bayley with a Saito suplex and she gets a near fall. Bayley goes to the turnbuckles and Charlotte knocks her off. Charlotte goes for the knee and applies the figure four but Sasha breaks it up. Sasha goes off the apron but Nia catches her. Sasha sends Nia into the ring post. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks
After the match, Nia Jax attacks Sasha and Bayley. Nia with a leg drop to Sasha and a Samoan drop to Bayley. Nia with a running body block to Charlotte. Nia holds the title belt and she holds it over her head and then she drops it and leaves the ring.
– We take a look back at what happened two weeks ago between Triple H and Seth Rollins. We go to commercial.
– We are back with a look back at what happened to Mick Foley last week.
Sami Zayn is in the interview area and he is asked about Mick Foley being removed as Raw General Manager. Sami says it has been a tough week. It will take some getting used to Mick not being around. He wants to keep Mick’s legacy and he will stand up and face challenges that are insurmountable. Sami says he will be in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. Sami says he is dedicating it to Mick Foley.
Stephanie McMahon shows up and he wants to make sure she heard what Sami said. Things are different around here. Stephanie says that you have to earn your way. You cannot just declare yourself in a match. Stephanie will give him a chance and she needs the best of the best to keep the trophy on Raw. Sami will face Kevin Owens in a No Disqualification Match. If he loses, he will join his mentor on the unemployment line.
– Neville joins the commentary team for the next match.
Austin Aries vs. Noam Dar (with Alicia Fox)
Aries with a running drop kick and Dar goes to the floor. Aries has something to say to Neville as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dar kicks Aries and follows with an Irish whip and forearm for a near fall. Aries with elbows to Dar. Aries kicks Dar and punches Dar with an Irish whip that sends Aries sternum first into the turnbuckles and Dar with a running uppercut for a near fall. Aries punches Dar but Dar kicks Aries. Aries with a face buster and both men are down. Aries with a clothesline followed by a back elbow and chop. Aries with a gutbuster and a facebuster followed by a pendulum elbow. Aries gets Dar on his shoulders but Dar escapes. Dar is kicked to the floor and Aries with a Heat Seeking Missile.
Aries with a neck breaker on the middle rope. Alicia gets on the apron and Aries stops when he sees her on the apron. Alicia yells at Aries and Dar with a rollup for a near fall. Aries with a forearm followed by a discus five arm. Neville with the Last Chancery and Dar taps out.
Winner: Austin Aries
After the match, Neville gets on the announce table and he stares down Aries who is on the turnbuckles.
– We take a look at Michael Cole’s interview with Triple H from last week.
– Seth Rollilns walks in the back and he needs the assistance of a crutch. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get another shot of The Undertaker walking through the cemetery. Cole wonders if he’s digging a new grave for Roman Reigns.
In the Arena:
We go to the ring and out comes Seth Rollins with a crutch. The ring is set up for a contract signing. Rollins looks up at the WrestleMania 33 banner and fans pop. Rollins calls Triple H to the ring to get this done.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Hunter tells Seth before he signs this document and Seth attacks him, Hunter tells Seth he will attack him. If Seth attacks him before signing the contract, the match at Wrestlemania is off. Hunter tells Seth to sit down to listen to all of the rights he has to give away.
Seth says he has heard enough so he tells Hunter to get in the ring with the contract.
Hunter tells Seth to sit down and listen to him. Hunter says if Seth will not sit down and listen to him, the match is off.
Hunter leaves the ring and Seth sits down. Hunter tells him ‘good boy’.
Hunter says that Seth gives up his rights. When they step into the ring and he uses that crutch and he wraps it around Seth’s knee and you have that feeling of something tearing, he will continue until he destroys what he created. When you sign this document, you give up all of your rights. When you cannot stand up and your career is over, you cannot sue him, his wife, his family, or WWE.
Seth says he gets it and he tells Hunter to sign the contract.
Hunter says you did not sell your soul, you made a smart business decision. Now you have a moral dilemma. Is it because of them? If you are a millionaire, you are evil? If you are a billionaire, you are the antichrist. It is because of jealousy. Are you worried about making enemies in the locker room, you ain’t making money. Hunter asks who has time for sleep. Hunter says he would rather eat well than sleep well. He would rather drive a good car and live in a nice house than sleep well. You only have one chance and you have to grab for everything and screw everyone else.
If you want to grow a conscience, the ride will not be a thril ride. You can get your knee patched up and wrestle in front of a few hundred people in an armory. You are the one legged man in an ass kicking contest. Hunter says there has never been a one legged man to win an ass kicking contest. You will not be the first. Hunter says he understands what is hanging in front of you. If you don’t sign this contract, you don’t walk into Wrestlemania.
If you sign this contract, you will walk into Wrestlemania, but you won’t be walking out.
Seth says that is the line of bull crap that he bought into three years ago. This is not three years ago. You say you don’t understsand him. When you are rehabbing, you have a lot of time to think about things. Seth says he liked himself before he met Hunter. He did not mind wrestling for a hot dog and a handshake in the National Guard Armory. They accomplished a lot but this is not about fame, fortune, or money.
It isn’t even about one match at Wrestlemania. This is about redemption. This is not about revenge. Seth says he gave up everything to stand next to Hunter. What did he give it up for? Seth says Hunter better be prepared to rip his leg off his body and beat him with it. You better have a stretcher guiding him out because there is nothing that will stop him from getting back what he was before he met Hunter.
Seth signs the Hold Harmless Agreement and it is official.
Hunter starts to leave the ring but he turns around and kicks the table and it hits Seth in the knee. Hunter kicks Seth and then Hunter throws one of the chairs out of the ring and he removes his jacket. Hunter picks up the crutch and Seth with an enzuigiri and he tries for a Pedigree but Hunter escapes and clips Rollins> Hunter goes for a Pedigree but Rollins with a back body drop that sends Hunter to the floor. Hunter returns to the ring and Seth hits Hunter with the crutch.
– We take a look at Goldberg versus Lesnar. We go to commercial.
– We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of what happened between Triple H and Seth Rollins.
Over the Top Rope Challenge
Show tries to eliminate Mahal and then Mahal punches him. Show pushes Mahal over the top rope.
Bo Dallas is out next and Show with a forearm to the back. Bo tries to eliminate Show but he cannot get Show up but Show throws Dallas over the top rope.
Out next are Epico and Primo. Epico goes in first and Primo attacks Show. They get Show off his feet but Show with elbows and he eliminates both men.
Goldust and Curtis Axel come out along with R Truth. All three men atack and then Bo and Mahal join in with Epico and Primo. Show is sent over the top rope by everyone.
Show goes back in and he pushes everyone away. Show choke slams Mahal and then he punches Dallas. Axel gets choke slammed. Epico and Primo are next. Show tells Truth and Goldust to come after him and they leave the ring.
BRAUN Strowman comes out and he has something to say.
Strowman says if he wanted to, he would come down to the ring and kick Show’s ass. Strowman says he does what he wants so everyone will have to wait until Wrestlemania.
– Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are asked about facing Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady tonight. Karl says they could not shut their mouths long enough to beat Cesaro. Luke says Enzo and Colin are real stupid.
– We go to commercial with more Undertaker imagery.
We are back and Roman Reigns is in the back. He is asked about what we have seen from the Undertaker. Roman says he is a grown man. He does not read into signs. He does not believe in Dead Men. Roman says he will go to the ring to tell everyone what he will do to the Undertaker.
– We go to footage of the New Day ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
The New Day are on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and we have a race up the steps. Kofi and Xavier are going at full speed while Big E goes at the pace of a horror movie killer and he wins.
Cesaro and Sheamus are with the guy who looks like Tom Phillips. Cesaro says they knew they were going to win last week. Cesaro says he was not going to miss another Wrestlemania. Anderson and Gallows attack Sheamus and Cesaro and they use a ladder.
Neville vs. Jack Gallagher
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville for a non-title match. Back to commercial.
Neville refuses the Code of 205 Live and they lock up. Neville with a clean break. They lock up and Neville with a side head lock and take down. Gallagher escapes the hold by walking on his hands. Neville laughs at Gallagher and they lock up again. Neville sends Gallagher into the turnbuckles and Gallagher with a headstand. Gallagher with a kick and a rollup for a near fall. Gallagher with a side head lock and shoulder tackle.
Gallagher with European uppercuts. Neville with a shoulder tackle and then Gallagher tosses Neville across the ring using his legs. Neville with a German suplex as Gallagher bounces off the ropes and we go to commercial.
We are back and Gallagher with a forearm but Neville with kicks. Neville with a back heel kick. Gallagher with a running head butt and both men are down. Neville goes to the floor. Gallagher gets William and he climbs the turnbuckles and does a Mary Poppins Seated Splash. Gallagher rolls Neville back into the ring but Neville sends Gallagher into the turnbuckles and then Neville with a super kick. Gallagher is sent to the apron and Neville with a superplex and Neville turns into the Rings of Saturn and Gallagher taps out.
After the match, Neville celebrates with the title. We cut backstage to journalist Austin Aries with a special report. He has WrestleMania 33 hosts The New Day with them. Aries asks who they think will win the Cruiserweight Title at WrestleMania 33. They want Aries to show off his hips but Aries is trying to do a serious report here. Aries asks them again who’s going to leave their… WWE… Cruiserweight… Champion. Aries dances a bit this time, which gets the endorsement from The New Day. Aries signs off and tells Neville he will see him on Sunday. Neville doesn’t look impressed.
Aries asks who do they think will be the Cruiserweight Champion (as Aries does the New Day Dance)
– Roman Reigns walks in the back as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.
Roman says in 2015, he won the Royal Rumble match here. Then he went on to headline Wrestlemania… twice. For the longest time, he thought that was the biggest moment of his career. He was wrong because he faces the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. He will do what no man has done before. He will put the Dead Man down. He does not care if you are Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, or John Cena… or the Undertaker because his time is now. Roman says this is his house. Roman says this is his yard.
The Undertaker’s gong sounds and the building goes blue. Undertaker tells Roman he has made a grave mistake. The ring you are standing in is his yard. Taker shows Roman where his yard will be. We see a grave. You say you are one versus all, so he has a special spot separate from all. At Wrestlemania, the Roman Empire will fall and the Ultimate Thrill Ride will be your last ride. Taker tells Roman to live each day like it is your last. Soon it will be.
At Wrestlemania, you will…
The lights go out and the gong sounds again.
The lights come back on and the Undertaker is in the ring.
Taker says at Wrestlemania, you will Rest… in… Peace…
Taker raises his arms and as he lowers them, the lights go out gradually. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring.
Enzo says he has some information for everyone. He says they will walk out of Orlando with gold around their waist. Enzo says they always practice what they preach.
Colin pulls an Allen Iverson and he talks about practice. Enzo says when it is game time, they go across the line. Enzo says they have a Fast Pass for the Ultimate Thrill Ride.
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Cesaro and Sheamus attack Karl and Luke with a ladder. Cesaro and Sheamus go after Colin. They grab the ladder and slam it into Colin and then Sheamus is sent to Colin but Colin hits him with the ladder. Colin with a boot to Cesaro. Anderson clips Colin and Gallows with a super kick. Anderson and Gallows hit Colin with the ladder and then they knock Cesaro off the apron with a ladder shot to the ribs.
Enzo goes up top but he is knocked off the turnbuckles with a ladder shot to the chest.
Kevin Owens is asked about his match with Sami Zayn as well as his match against another former best friend. Kevin tells her she is wrong. Kevin says Chris Jericho was never his best friend. She is as wrong as Chris when Jericho implied that Chris was his hero. He was a fan and it was right to be made fun of as a Chris Jericho fan because Chris Jericho fans are idiots. Kevin says he never would have spent any money on Chris Jericho because it is junk. Kevin says he ripped The List of Jericho and tonight, he is going to rip Sami Zayn apart. He is looking forward to getting rid of Sami Zayn so Zayn can tells his family he is failure. He will take Sami Zayn’s career away in the same way that Jericho took his Universal title. At KOMania II, he will not only take the title from Jericho, but he will make the Ultimate Thrill Ride, Jericho’s ultimate demise. Back to commercial.
– We are back and Corey Graves talks about the interview he did with Kurt Angle that is on the WWE Network.
– We have a video package for the Seth Rollins/Triple H match.
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn in a No Disqualification Match
Owens with punches and kicks. Zayn with punches. Owens with a knee and chop. Owens with a kick but Zayn with a clothesline. Zayn punches Owens in the corner and Owens goes to the floor. Owens with a forearm to the back and he sends Zayn head first into the ringside barrier. Owens wtih an Irish whip and Zayn lands on the ringside barrier but Owens pushes Zayn into the crowd. Zayn Irish whips Owens into the hockey boards as they go to the ramp area.
Owens sends Zayn into the announce table a few times. Owens tosses Zayn onto the stage but Zayn kicks Owens away. Zayn with a flip dive onto Owens and we go to commercial.
We are back and Zayn throws away the top of the ring steps. Owens rakes the eyes and Owens with a DDT on the ring steps. Owens with a back senton off the ring steps. Owens sends Zayn back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Zayn struggles to get back to his feet and Owens with a running clothesline into the corner. Owens with a second clothesline into the corner. Owens sets for the cannonball but Zayn gets up and he hits an Exploder into the turnbuckles. Both men are down and Zayn rolls to the apron.
Zayn with the suicide dive tornado DDT. They return to the ring and Zayn sets for a Helluva Kick but Owens with a super kick for a near fall. Owens with a frog splash for a near fall. Zayn avoids a Pop Up Power Bomb and Zayn hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.
Samoa Joe makes his way to the ringside area and Joe takes a chair.
Chris Jericho’s music plays and Joe waits for Jericho to come to the ring but Jericho attacks Joe from behind. Jericho hits Joe with a chair and Owens punches Jericho. Zayn with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Sami Zayn
After the match, Owens attacks Zayn but Jericho hits Owens with a chair. Chris gets on the mic and he asks Kevin Owens if he knows what happens when you betray Chris Jericho? You just made the list. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get plugs for tonight’s WWE 24 special and this week’s 205 Live with Brian Kendrick vs. Akira Tozawa.
In the Arena:
We are back and Brock Lesnar makes his way to the stage with Paul Heyman. Brock does the Brock Bounce on the stage and the Lesnar Leap into the ring.
Paul introduces himself and he introduces his client as the Extremist who will derail Goldberg’s Ultimate Thrill Ride on Sunday. Can you believe this? This Sunday at Wrestlemania . . .
The crowd that changed ECW moments earlier now chants for Goldberg.
Paul says we all have a difference of opinion and that difference gets settled on Sunday. Goldberg will walk down the aisle as the reigning and defending Universal Title. That title is everything around here. It is the Holy Grail of WWE. Paul says that means you are the ONE. Paul says you are the ONE centerpiece of Raw. Paul says he will spell this out so someone like Goldberg can understand. Paul says he client wants that title. His client needs that title. His client lusts after that title. Goldberg, you have that title. So many others have tried.
Sting, the icon, tried to pull off what you tried to accomplish. Goldberg, you rose to the occasion. You have his respect and admiration. You are a real life superhero. You are THE MAN. Paul says his client is THE BEAST. This beast is going to chew you up and spit you out like no one else has seen before at Wrestlemania. Bad things happen to superheroes who are legit bad asses when they step into the ring at Wrestlemania with Brock Lesnar.
Paul says you need a reason to subscribe to the WWE Network and subscribe to the network. Paul says he will give you a reason. BILL? At Wrestlemania, you are going to suplex city where Goldbergs check in but they don’t check out. This will be the last time you hear Goldberg chants on Raw. Wrestlemania 33 should be renamed The Death of a Superhero. Paul does a prayer in Hebrew and he says his client does not fear the spear. He tells Goldberg that he cannot survive the F-5.
Goldberg’s music plays and he makes his way through the back and to the stage.
Goldberg says people did not come here to listen to them talk. They came to see them fight. Since he cannot take everyone from Philly to Wrestlemania, why not bring a little Wrestlemania to Philly.
The crowd pops as Goldberg walks to the ring. Lesnar meets him at ringside but Goldberg takes him down with a spear on the floor. Heyman checks on Lesnar as Goldberg raises the title in the ring. Goldberg’s music hits as Lesnar recovers on the floor. We get replays while Goldberg poses int he corner. We come back to Lesnar and Heyman retreating up the ramp as Goldberg looks on.
We go to credits.