Here are the results from tonight’s (Mon. March 6, 2017) episode of WWE Monday Night RAW (courtesy of PWInsider):
We are in Rosemont, Illinois and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.
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 attacks Jericho from behind and Owens and Joe.
Sami Zayn’s music plays and he comes to the ring with a chair. Zayn hits Joe with a chair but Owens stops Zayn and Joe and Owens attack Zayn.
Jericho gets a chair and he hits Owens and Joe.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn
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
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Rich Swann versus Neville for the Cruiserweight Title
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.
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 Aries’ orbital socket.
Aries says he is doing his job.
Neville asks Aries what is he going to do about it if he does not like it.
Aries says he has a statement for Neville and he hits Neville with the mic and then he hits a rolling elbow.
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady walk in the back talking about their match tonight.
They stop and see Sheamus and Cesaro.
Sheamus points out that Enzo and Colin choked when they had a chance to win the Tag Titles.
Colin says they will win the tag titles.
Cesaro says they will watch the match.
We are back and Goldberg’s music plays and he makes his way through the back of the arena and to the ring.
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.
We take a look back at the match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman from Fastlane.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady 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. Colin says they walk out of Chicago with championship gold.
Match Number Three: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
Gallows and Enzo start and Gallows with forearms but Enzo with drop kicks and he tags in Colin. Colin with a running shoulder tackle and he punches Gallows. Gallows with an uppercut and he sends Colin into the turnbuckles. Gallows with punches and Anderson tags in. Colin with punches in the corner but Anderson with kicks and punches. Colin with a knee to the midsection and Anderson goes to the floor. Gallows gets knocked to the floor. Enzo tags in and he wants to hit a dive to the floor but Anderson moves.
Cesaro and Sheamus make their way to the ring to watch the match.
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, Colin, Sheamus, and Cesaro. He 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.
Match Number Four: Akira Tozawa versus 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.
We are back and the New Day make their way onto the stage with their magic umbrella and ice cream cart.
Xavier says for those of you who missed it, he wants to introduce everyone to their New Day PopCycle.
Kofi asks if you know who this PopCycle represents and he says it is for the WWE Universe and their ice cream dreams.
Big E says that they are now qualified to host a number of events. They can host a Quinceanero or a bris.
Match Number Five: Epico and Primo versus Kofi Kingston and Big E (with Xavier Woods)
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: Kofi Kingston and Big E
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley is in the ring to bring out Bayley.
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.
Match Number Six: Bayley versus Sasha Banks in a Non Title Match but 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 interfere. 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.
We go 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 Wrestlemania. 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.
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.
Match Number Seven: Samoa Joe versus Chris Jericho in a Non Title Match
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.
We are back and Austin Aries will have a mesasge for Neville on 205 Live tomorrow night.
Next week on Raw, we have the number one contender match for the Tag Titles.
Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring.
Braun wants Roman Reigns and he says that Roman got lucky last night. He says your luck runs out tonight. He says he does not want or need a match. He wants Roman to come out like a man so he can rip him apart limb from limb. Braun says Chicago doesn’t like you and neither does he. He tells Roman to come out right now.
Roman’s music plays and he . . .
Is interrupted by a gong and darkness. The Undertaker appears on the stage and he makes his way to the ring.
Strowman leaves the ring.
Roman Reigns’ music plays again and he makes his way to the stage and then to the ring.
Roman enters the ring and they circle each other in the ring. Roman says Braun was not calling Taker out, he was calling Roman out. He tells Taker, with all respect, this is his yard now.
Taker looks at Roman and then Taker looks at the Wrestlemania sign and so does Roman.
Taker grabs Roman by the throat and choke slams Roman.
Undertaker leaves the ring and we go to credits.