Tonight’s show starts off with a look back at the main event of Fastlane that saw a new Universal Champion crowned.
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring. Chris says this is the birthplace of Y2J. Tonight is the site of the resurrection of Chris Jericho. That is because last night at Fastlane, he screwed Kevin Owens out of the Universal Title. He says KO had it coming because Kevin betrayed him at the Festival of Friendship. Kevin turned on him and ripped his heart out. Kevin took his knife and stabbed Jericho in the back. He says it hurt. Chris says he is angry and confused. Chris says he wants to know why Kevin did that so he wants Kevin to come out man to man to answer the question… WHY?
Kevin Owens’ music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Kevin says after what you did last night, does Chris think he will get the answer he is seeking?
Chris yells QUIET and he wants Kevin to answer the question. Why would a guy he trusted for eight months betray him? Why did he stab his best friend in the back? Chris says he has been at home and the hospital for three weeks.
Kevin says he will give Chris an answer. Kevin says he did not stab his best friend in the back because Chris was never his best friend. Kevin says his best friend at one time was Sami Zayn. He stabbed him in the back and he would do it again and again. Kevin says Chris was a tool. Kevin says he used Chris. The night he became Universal Champion, Triple H told him that everyone was coming for him and he better watch his back. Kevin says he needed someone to have his back and someone who had experience being there. He needed someone who was gullible. Kevin says Chris was a perfect tool, until you outlived your usefulness. That was as soon as you accepted that match against Goldberg on his behalf. You became a burden and he had to get rid of Chris.
Kevin says he knows that he would have beaten Goldberg if it wasn’t for Jericho. Kevin says he is man enough to admit that Chris outsmarted him last night. Kevin says what he did at the Festival of Friendship is that he spared Chris. He could have made sure Chris could never walk again. Kevin says he let Chris walk away because of Chris’ family. Kevin says that was the biggest mistake of his career. Kevin says the biggest mistake of Chris’ career was costing Kevin his title.
Chris says the biggest mistake of his career was trusting Kevin. He says he would have done what Kevin did if this was ten years ago. Chris liked the idea of having a best friend. Chris says he does not want Kevin to be his best friend. Chris says he has thousands of friends tonight.
Chris says what he did last not was not the end, it was just the beginning. What started last night at Fastlane is a long and winding road that leads to Kevin Owens versus Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania. Chris says the fans like it, but Kevin does not care about the fans.
Kevin says that after last night, you might think all he wants is the Universal title, but he has a rematch when he wants it. When you took his title from him, Kevin says all he has been thinking about is taking Chris’ title from him. If you want him at Wrestlemania, put the US Title on the line.
Chris agrees to the match. He says why not wait for Wrestlemania so let’s get it on tonight. He wants to know what is stopping Kevin.
Kevin says nothing is stopping him now so Owens goes to the ring and they exchange punches. Samoa Joe appears out of nowhere and joins in on the beatdown to Jericho. The music hits and out comes Sami Zayn for the save with a steel chair. Sami goes at Joe then Owens but they beat him down. Jericho hits Joe with the chair, then Owens. Jericho with more chair shots. Owens and Sami stand tall in the ring as Jericho’s music hits. Joe and Owens recover and retreat. We go to commercial.
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
The match is joined in progress and Owens and Zayn with punches. Owens with a kick but Zayn with a clothesline. Zayn punches Owens in the corner but Owens kicks Zayn and throws him to the floor. Owens follows to the floor but Zayn with a clothesline. They return to the ring and Owens with a clothesline in the corner followed by a cannonball. Zayn with a drop kick to counter the pop up power bomb. The referee stops Zayn from going after Owens so Zayn leaps over the referee with a flip dive. Zayn sends Owens back into the ring and Owens with a pop up power bomb.
Owens punches Zayn in the head and then he hits a flip leg drop to the back of the head. Owens with a wrist clutch neck breaker. Owens with another pop up power bomb and Owens gets the three count.
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match, we go to replays as Owens gets up.
– Still to come, Jericho vs. Joe. Also, the new WWE Universal Champion will be here and Neville will defend the WWE Cruiserweight Title against Rich Swann. Back to commercial.
Cruiserweight Title: Rich Swann vs. Neville
Back from the break and Austin Aries has joined Cole and Graves. Rich Swann is out followed by WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville. This is Swann’s rematch from losing the title. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo.
Swann with clotheslines as the bell rings and then he flips over Neville and hits a drop kick. Swann follows Neville to the floor and Swann sends Neville into the ringside barrier. Swann chops Neville and punches him on the floor. Neville sends Swann towards the apron and then Neville sends Swann into the matrix board on the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Neville with a reverse chin lock. Neville sends Swann head first into the mat to continue to work on the neck. The referee checks on Swann. Neville kicks Swann in the head. Neville goes to the apron with Swann. Swann with punches but Neville sends Swann back into the ring. Neville tries for a slingshot move but Swann with a kick and Neville goes to the floor. Swann goes up top and he hits a swanton onto Neville.
Neville with a knee to the midsection but Swann with a rana and a back heel kick. Swann with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.. Swann goes up top but Neville with a forearm to stop Swann. Neville goes for a superplex and hits it. Swann rolls to the floor to prevent Neville from covering him. Neville goes to the floor. Neville sends Swann into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Neville kicks Swann. Swann with a forearm but Neville fires back. Swann with punches but Neville with a back heel kick. Swann with a waist lock but Neville with a standing switch. Neville with a German Suplex but Swann lands on his feet. Swann with a German suplex and a round kick for a near fall. Swann goes to the turnbuckles and leaps over Neville and hits a round kick to the head. Swann goes back up top and misses the Phoenix splash. Neville with a rollup and then he applies the Ring of Saturn, forcing Swann to tap out.
After the match, Austin Aries interviews Neville in the ring. Neville is asked how does it feel to still be on top of the mountain.
Neville says that he has done exactly what he said he would do. To all of you who have doubted him, overlooked him… look at him now. Neville says he has laid waste to pretender after pretender and there is nobody on 205 Live that holds a candle to the King of the Cruiserweights.
Aries asks Neville if there is anyone on his level who is competition. Neville says nobody. The crowd chants for Austin Aries and Aries says the WWE Universe might disagree with him.
Neville says that Aries cannot seriously be considering himself. He says that Aries is delusional if he thinks he is close to being on Neville’s level. Neville says he is running out of patience wtih Aries and he tells him to go back to his announce table to make cheap jokes to entertain the WWE Universe. Neville says this is his ring and he tells Aries to leave before he rebreaks Neville’s orbital socket.
Aries says he is doing his job. Neville asks Aries what is he going to do about it if he do. Aries has just one more question… actually it’s not so much a question, it’s more a statement. Aries decks Neville and drops him to a pop. Aries hits the discus elbow and sends Neville out of the ring. Aries hits the ropes and stands tall as Neville retreats.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass are backstage. They walk up on Cesaro and Sheamus. They joke on Enzo and Cass choking at Fastlane last night. Cass is confident they will win the titles tonight. Enzo pokes at Cesaro for his loss to Samoa Joe last week before walking off.
– Still to come, Goldberg. Back to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Goldberg’s music plays and he makes his way through the back of the arena and to the ring.
Goldberg holds the title belt and he says this title belongs to you just as much as it belongs to him. Goldberg says he could not have done it without you. Tonight, he stands in front of you a very humbled man as WWE’s new Universal Champion. It gives him an opportunity to divulge some information he never thought he would make public.
Paul Heyman interrupts and he makes his way to the stage. Paul introduces himself and he says he is not man enough to go to the ring to offer a handshake to congratulate the new Universal Champion. Paul says his hand is not the hand that should be shaking Mr. Goldberg’s in congratulations. Paul says he did not come here tonight… alone. He is here as the advocate for the man who faces Goldberg on April 2nd.
Paul brings out BROCK LESNAR. They walk to the ring and circle it.
Lesnar gets in the ring and he gets in Goldberg’s face.
Paul introduces Brock to Goldberg and Goldberg to Brock in a very Uma/Oprah moment. Paul says that his client came here to shake Goldberg’s hand for becoming the new Universal Champion. He says that Goldberg must be ecstatic for beating Kevin Owens last night. Paul says the only person happier than Goldberg that he is the champion is his client.
Paul says that Goldberg has proven that he is as much a beast as Brock Lesnar. He says that Goldberg has proven that he is a conqueror as much as Brock Lesnar. On April 2nd, two men will walk into the ring, but only one man can leave as the winner. The other will walk out of the ring as the loser. Paul says he does not make predictions and he makes spoilers. Paul says that at the end of the match, there will be a NEW reigning and defending and undisputed Universal Champion and his name will be Brock Lesnar. That means when the match is over, they can all look at you and say there he is . . . Brock’s Bitch.
Brock pulls back his hand and he gives Goldberg an F-5!
Goldberg tries to get up as Lesnar stands over him. Lesnar and Heyman leave the ring as Goldberg crawls to the ropes with the title. We get a replay and come back to an angry Goldberg recovering.
– We take a look back at the match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman from Fastlane. Back to commercial.
– We are back and Enzo Amore and Big Cass make their way to the ring and they do their usual entrance. Enzo says last night will be dubbed the Milwaukee Shoe Job because he should be saying that they are the champions. The night is still young. Cass says they walk out of Chicago with championship gold.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Gallows starts off with Enzo and goes right to work. Cass comes in but Gallows keeps control and takes it to the corner. Anderson comes in but Cass gets the upperhand and works him over in the corner. Cass sends Anderson to the floor for a breather. Gallows comes in but Cass nails him. Cesaro and Sheamus appear on the stage to watch the match. The three teams exchange looks as we go to commercial.
We are back and Anderson with a forearm to Enzo followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Anderson gets a near fall. Gallows tags in and punches Enzo. Gallows goes for a slam but Enzo with a DDT to counter. Anderson and Colin tags in and Colin with two shoulder tackles and a fallaway slam followed by a splash and another fallaway slam. Colin with a splash and slam. Colin with the leaping elbow drop but Gallows breaks up the cover. Enzo sends Gallows to the floor and Enzo with a suicide dive.
Enzo dances around and it causes Cesaro to spill his coffee. Cesaro goes after Enzo and he clotheslines Anderson and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (by disqualification)
After the match, all six men battle in the ring. Colin with a boot to Anderson and then Sheamus knocks Colin off the apron. Cesaro clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Enzo gets on Cesaro’s back and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick.
– It is time to announce that Rick Rude will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. We go to commercial.
We are back and officials and MIck Foley holds Enzo, Cass, Sheamus, and Cesaro. Foley says they will meet next week and the winners face Gallows and Anderson at Wrestlemania.
Stephanie McMahon stops by after the dust clears. Stephanie tells Mick to follow her to her office if she wants to have a nice day.
Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari
They lock up and Daivari with punches in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Tozawa with a boot. Daivari with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Daivari with a leaping knee drop to the back of the head. Daivari with a rear chin lock. Tozawa with elbows but Daivari with a forearm. Tozawa and Daivari exchange chops. Tozawa tries for a chop but Daivari covers up and Tozawa with a jab. Tozawa with a kick and back senton for a near fall.
Daivari goes to the floor and Tozawa with a suicide dive before they return to the ring. Tozawa leaps over Daivari and Daivari with a kick but Tozawa escapes a suplex and hits a snap German suplex for the three count.
Winner: Akira Tozawa
After the match, Akira Tozawa tells Brian Kendrick to come out and fight him face to face right now.
Brian Kendrick comes out to the stage. Brian says after all of this you still want to fight Brian Kendrick. He tells Tozawa he will have an answer tomorrow night. Lesson number five is be careful what you wish for. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and out comes The New Day with their new ice cream bike cart.
Xavier Woods introduces The New Day Pop Cycle. Kofi Kingston mentions New Day Pops, which may be the name of their ice cream coming out. Big E hypes the next match as we see The Shining Stars waiting in the ring.
The Shining Stars vs. The New Day
Epico starts off with Kofi and Epico with a butterfly gutbuster. Primo tags in and he hits a splash and goes to the floor. Epico takes care of Big E. Epico and Primo go after the Cart but Big E clotheslines Epico and Kofi with a plancha to Primo. Big E tags in and they hit Midnight Hour on Primo for the three count.
Winners: The New Day
– The announcers lead us to a Women’s History Month video for WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita.
In the Arena:
We are back and Mick Foley is in the ring to bring out Bayley.
Mick congratulates Bayley on her win.
Bayley says it is 24 hours later and she says she wishes she could call herself a champion. She asked Charlotte to keep Dana in the back to see which of them was the best. Then we saw what Sasha did. Bayley says she needs to move forward and look towards Wrestlemania. Growing up, her year started with Wrestlemania. Last year she saw three of her friends wrestle for this title at Wrestlemania. Bayley says she vowed to be on Wrestlemania. Bayley says it does not feel right.
Mick says it does not matter how you got there, but that you are going to Wrestlemania. Mick says the question is who will be Bayley’s opponent at Wrestlemania.
Sasha Banks’ music plays and she comes out. She says we know that even if Dana was being sent to the back, you know she was not going to stay in the back. Sasha says that they always talked about tearing the house down at the greatest showcase of them all. Sasha suggests that they meet for the title.
Mick says that sounds like a match. Mick wants a second opinion from the people in Chicago.
Before Mick can make the match, Charlotte Flair’s music plays and she comes out with Dana Brooke.
Charlotte says the plan has become crystal clear. You knew you would not get another title opportunity against her. You didn’t think Bayley was good enough to beat her. You used Bayley and you pretend to be Bayley’s friend. It worked. Charlotte says she is the victim in this conspiracy. Charlotte says she was robbed of her title and her pay per view streak. Charlotte says that Mick doesn’t care as long as your two favorite daughters are going to Wrestlemania.
Mick says Charlotte lost her rematch and she was robbed.
Stephanie McMahon’s music plays and she says that Mick is not the boss and Sasha is not the boss. Stephanie says she is the boss. Stephanie says Charlotte is right. Sasha is the most manipulative person in the locker room. She is trying to get a title match from Bayley. Stephanie says that Bayley would not be the champion if not for Bayley’s interference twice. She says that the person who deserves the title match is the woman who was robbed of the title, Charlotte Flair.
Mick is interrupted by Stephanie and she says the match is official. Charlotte will face Bayley for the title.
Mick says that you cannot leave the Boss out of the match. Mick says Sasha deserves a shot. Next week, Charlotte should face Sasha and the winner faces Bayley at Wrestlemania. Stephanie likes the idea and Sasha can earn her way into the match at Wrestlemania. If Sasha wins, the match will be a Triple Threat Match. Sasha will face Bayley and that match will happen right now.
We go to commercial.
Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
If Sasha wins she gets into the Women’s Title Match at Wrestlemania
They shake hands and then they lock up. Bayley with a side head lock. Sasha with a top wrist lock but Bayley returns to the side head lock. Sasha with a wrist lock but Bayley with a reversal. Bayley with a side head lock take down. Sasha with a waist lock but Bayley goes for a drop toe hold but Sasha stays on her feet. Sasha works on the arm. Bayley with a wrist lock and arm wringer for a near fall. Bayley with a side head lock.
Bayley with a shoulder tackle. Bayley blocks a hip toss and connects with a hip toss of her own. Sasha with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sasha with a hip toss and arm drag. Bayley works on the arm and Sasha with an Irish whip. Bayley with an uppercut and arm drag off the turnbuckles. Bayley with a splash into the corner and she gets a near fall. Bayley with an arm bar. Sasha with a rollup for a near fall. Sasha with a chop. Sasha with an arm drag off the turnbuckles followed by a head scissors. Bayley avoids a baseball slide and then Sasha avoids one. Sasha with a clothesline.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sasha with a rollup but Bayley rolls through for a near fall. Bayley with another rollup for a near fall. They go back and forth with near falls. Sasha with a La Magistral for a near fall. Sasha goes for a back slide but Bayley uses the ropes to escape. Bayley goes for the belly-to-belly but Sasha gets to the ropes. Sasha with a punch and forearm. Bayley with a back drop.
Charlotte and Dana go to the ring from the announce table. Sasha with knees to Bayley but Bayley kicks Sasha. Bayley with a sunset flip and Sasha rolls through and hits Meteora for a near fall. Bayley wtih an Irish whip and Sasha floats over and sends Bayley into the turnbuckles. Sasha puts Bayley on the turnbuckles but misses the knee drop. Bayley goes up top and misses a cross body. Sasha goes for Banks Statement but Bayley gets to the ropes. Sasha with a lungblower and she floats over into the Banks Statement. Dana gets on the apron and Charlotte tries to interere. Sasha kicks Charlotte and they roll into the center of the ring and Bayley taps out.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Charlotte with a boot to Sasha and then a boot to Bayley. Charlotte takes the title belt and puts it between Sasha and Bayley. Back to commercial.
– We are back and Roman Reigns is in the back and he is asked about Braun Strowman saying he will finish what he started. Roman says he will be in the center of the ring if Strowman wants to find him.
– We take a look at the rehab that Seth Rollins is going through to get ready to return to the ring. Seth says he will be at Wrestemania. They say that Seth is rehabbing three times a day. He says if you are comfortable in therapy, you are not working hard enough. He says he has dedicated his life to WWE and he has nothing to do other than get back to Wrestlemania. Seth says he wants it more than anybody else.
– Michael Cole interviews Triple H, via satellite. Cole asks Hunter about the video package and his promise to be at Wrestlemania. Hunter says you have to give it up to the WWE for the care they provide to their superstars. He says the WWE spares no expense when it comes to the care and welfare of its talent. He says Seth needs to listen to these experts. Last week, when Seth said he would be at Wrestlemania, he thought it was ignorance, but when the top doctors tell him not to go, it is stupidity. Hunter says that Seth has been lying for years. Hunter says other people called him the Cerebral Assassin, the Game, or the King of Kings but Seth has to call himself the Man. He says it is a lie and the farthest thing from the truth. At Wrestlemania, it is where dreams come true. Seth’s dream is to be the man. If he shows up at Wrestlemania against doctor’s orders and calls him out, it will be a nightmare. Hunter says what he said last week will happen. It will be the last thing you ever do in a WWE ring.
Samoa Joe vs. Chris Jericho
We go to the ring and out comes Samoa Joe. We go to commercial.
– We are back with a video package for the return of Emma and it is of Evil Emma. She is coming soon.
Joe with jabs in the corner and the referee warns him. Joe with an Irish whip and he runs into an elbow. Jericho with chops. Joe with an Irish whip and elbow followed by an enzuigiri. Joe with kicks and he face washes Jericho. Jericho with a drop kick and elbow. Jericho kicks Joe but Joe sends Jericho over the top rope and Jericho lands on the apron and he comes off the turnbuckles with a cross body. Joe with a back elbow and back senton for a near fall. Joe with a boot to the back of the head. Joe with forearms and he takes Jericho down and applies a Fujiwara arm bar.
Jericho gets a near fall and then he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Joe blocks it and he powers out of the hold. Jericho with an enzuigiri and forearm but Joe stays on his feet. Jericho with a drop kick and Joe goes to the floor. Jericho with a springboard drop kick and Joe is knocked to the floor. Jericho goes for a baseball slide and Joe grabs Jericho and applies the Kokina Clutch on the floor. The referee makes his count and Joe gets back into the ring and Jericho is counted out.
Winner: Samoa Joe (by count out)
After the match, Joe sends Jericho back into the ring and Jericho with a Codebreaker.
– Braun Strowman walks in the back with a purpose as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Back from the break and out comes Braun Strowman. He says Roman Reigns got lucky last night at Fastlane but his luck runs out tonight. Braun doesn’t need a match, he just needs to rip Roman from limb to limb. Braun says Chicago doesn’t like Reigns and they agree. Braun calls Reigns out again and finally here he comes. Reigns’ music starts playing but the gong interrupts. The Undertaker’s music begins as the crowd pops.
The Undertaker makes his way out. No Reigns. Taker marches to the ring as Strowman looks on. Taker enters the ring as pyro goes off in the background. Taker meets Strowman in the middle of the ring and they stare each other down. A “holy s–t” chant breaks out. Braun takes a few steps back and leaves the ring as fans boo. Fans chant for Taker as the staredown continues. Taker’s music hits and he goes to leave but Reigns’ music hits to boos. Reigns makes his way out as Taker looks on.
Reigns stops and stares at Taker in the ring. Reigns takes his time entering the ring. Reigns and Taker stare each other down in the middle of the ring now. A “Roman sucks” chant tries to get going. Reigns says Braun wasn’t calling Taker out, he called Reigns out. Reigns says this his yard now, with all due respect. Reigns gets in Taker’s face. Taker looks up at the WrestleMania 33 banner as the “Roman sucks” chant picks up again. Taker grabs Reigns by the throat and chokeslams him for a big pop. Taker’s music hits and he makes his exit as Reigns recovers. Taker stops and raises his fist before heading to the back. RAW goes off the air.