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WE START THE NIGHT OFF WITH CHRIS JERICHO IN THE RING FOR THE HIGHLIGHT REEL
He introduces his guest, Kevin Owens.
Kevin Owens does 5 minutes of Thansgiving and Black Friday based insult comedy.
He says that since he and Y2J are Canadian, they had Thanksgiving last month ("always ahead of the curve" says Jericho), but he'll play along.
So he lists the things he's thankful for, being Champ, being the face of Raw, having Jericho as a best friend.
Jericho says he's thankful that Owens is his best friend, he's thankful for his nautical themed scarf, and he's thankful for Seth Rollins being a stupid idiot.
Last week it wasn't Jericho wearing a Sin Cara mask, it was Sin Cara wearing a Jericho mask.
"The Mask ... of Jericho. Put it on, maaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnn."
Owens says that since he powerbombed Rollins on the apron, he's not medically cleared to be here tonight.
Roman Reigns' music hits and the Boos rain down from the fans.
He does some insufferable succotash, doing more of his Smarmy Joe routine.
He says that Kevin Owens is a joke as champion.
Roman says Owens needs Jericho, but Owens says he doesn't need Jericho. Jericho give Owens the side-eye.
Roman says that Owens would never win a match if it wasn't for Jericho, Jericho is about to put Roman on the list, but he takes too long, and Owens snaps at him to shut up.
Jericho is obviously very hurt by this.
Owens says that he'll handle this, and he threatens to power-bomb Roman on the apron, just like he did to his little buddy Seth.
Roman challenges Owens to a fight, tonight, and if he wins, he wants a shot at the Universal Title at Roadblock End of the Line, because that's apparently how we're saying that now.
Owens accepts and he and Jericho leave the ring separately.
NO YOU CAN'T BREAK UP BEFORE I SEE A "CHRISTMAS GIFT OF JERICHO" SEGMENT AND ALSO A "CHRISTMAS LIST OF JERICHO" SEGMENT.
OH NO THEY'RE ACTUALLY BREAKING UP BACKSTAGE THIS IS A TRAGEDY
They're really yelling at each other about not needing each other, this is so sad.
BRAUN STROWMAN vs R-TRUTH
Oh good, this will cheer me up.
Braun squishes Truth in less than 30 seconds, then Goldust attacks Braun, who locks him in a bearhug.
SAMI ZAYN RUNS IN, leaps on Braun's back, Braun tosses him off, Sami gets in a few strikes but Braun catches him like a fly and swats him into the canvas.
He does Finisher #2 to him, then puts him in the tree of woe, and slowly backs away again like last week.
But a phalanx of refs come out to get in his way and Mick Foley comes out to reprimand him.
Commercial break for some reason?
So uh, I guess ...
WINNER OF A THREE MAN GAUNTLET MATCH: Braun Strowman.
Like, he just squashed R-Truth, Goldust and Sami Zayn in less than two minutes total.
GIVE HIM ALL OF THE BELTS.
Back from the break, and Mick Foley is in the ring, telling Byron Saxton that he had to save Sami from himself.
Sami calls bullshit.
Mick tells Sami that he can't beat Braun, and Sami calls Mick a hypocrite.
They're really in each other's faces about it.
So, uh, Mick vs Sami feud?
Also, THIS happened:
CHARLOTTE AND DANA GOING OVER HER HOMECOMING CELEBRATION
Yeah, this is basically what you think it is.
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