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Tonight is sure to be an amazing night and I cannot wait to know more!
Last night at WrestleMania 33, we witnessed the Hardy Boyz return and win of the Raw Tag Team Championships, the crowning of a new Universal Champion with Brock Lesnar, a new United States Champion with Kevin Owens, and the possible retirement of The Undertaker. Lots of questions to have answered and it should be a fun night!
Will there be any surprise appearances or call ups from NXT? What is next for several superstars? Will there be repercussions for Seth Rollins? With the biggest Raw of the year coming up soon, be sure to stick with us for all your coverage tonight and comment below on your thoughts!
Here we go!
Video package recapping Undertaker and Roman Reigns main event from WrestleMania 33 starts us off. At the end of the show it appeared that The Undertaker was retiring from the ring by leaving his coat, gloves and iconic hat in the middle of the ring. Was that really the last we will see of him in the ring? "Undertaker" chants by the crowd at Raw are deafening. The crowd is on their feet for the most anticipated Raw show of the year. The chants continue for minutes. "Roman Sucks" chants are now being added in by this pumped up crowd.
Cue Roman Reigns, the man who defeated The Undertaker makes his way to the ring. Where will Roman go from here? Roman has the microphone, let's see what he has to say. "Delete" chants now from the crowd. Almost 10 minutes in and we have only heard from the crowd and commentators thus far. "You suck" chants fill the stadium. Roman still has not said a word. Now "Asshole" chants from the crowd begin. Roman is soaking it all in, letting the crowd get it out.
We have spent now over 10 minutes listening just to the crowd. "Go away" chants, "shut the f*** up" chants, this crowd really hates him. He finally just says "This is my yard now" drops the mic and is out. Short and simple.
Up next, Gallows and Anderson and The Hardy Boyz in a Raw Tag Team Championship rematch!!!
Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz vs. Gallows and Anderson
Up first, Jeff and Anderson. Anderson goes straight to it with punches and gets knocked down by Jeff. Jeff goes to work on his arm and makes the tag to Matt. Matt goes for the cover and kick out. Matt continues to go to work on Anderson in the corner. Another cover and kick out. Anderson counters a Twist of Fate attempt and gets thrown out the ring. Gallows is out of the ring now too. Jeff and Matt are looking to attack. Commercial break.
Back in the action and Gallows is in control over Matt. Anderson gets tagged in. Anderson takes Jeff out from waiting to get tagged in and Anderson and Gallows wear down Matt. Jeff is back up waiting to be tagged in. Anderson is the legal man. Anderson with a near fall and continues working on Matt's head. Matt gets elbows to the torso in, Anderson still in control though. Gallows gets tagged in and kicks Matt in the ribs. Matt fights back but gets kicked in the face. Matt looking for the tag and he gets it! Jeff in with the hot tag! Jeff knocks down Gallows and does damage. Jeff goes out of the ring. Moves the steel steps to adjust and jumps on Gallows. Jeff on top rope, Anderson gets tagged in and delivers massive kick to Jeff's face, cover and no luck. Twist of fate by Jeff, gets tag to Matt. Another twist of fate by Matt to Gallows. Swanton Bomb by Jeff to Gallows! Cover and pin! The Hardy Boyz retain! Delete, obsolete and f*** that owl chants were heard throughout the match.
Winner: The Hardy Boyz Jeff Hardy pins Gallows after Swanton Bomb
Video package on Seth Rollins and Triple H. Up next Cruiserweight action with Neville.
Neville says that he did everything he set out to do, is unstoppable and no one can match him. Mustafa Ali comes to the ring.
Neville vs. Mustafa Ali
Lock up and Neville takes charge. Ali pushes him down and gets some hits in. Spin kick to Neville on the apron and Neville is out of the ring. Ali flies out of the ring on him and then tosses Neville back in the ring. Neville gets back in it and tosses Ali over the top rope. Commercial break. Neville in control of the match, has Ali in a headlock and brings him up. Neville almost looks bored. Huge drop kick by Ali on Neville. Neville gets another kick in and neckbreaker to Neville by Ali, near cover by Ali. Neville back in control after using the bottom rope to his advantage by hurting Ali's neck. Neville with massive clothesline and goes for the cover, 2 count and kick out. Neville kicks Ali while he is down and Ali is on the apron. Neville grabs Ali's hair and brings him up on the top rope with him. Tremendous springboard from top rope!!! Both men are down. Neville and Ali exchange kicks and punches. Ali delivers kick. Ali delivers great DDT. Cover and Neville gets his foot on the bottom rope before the count of 3. Ali up on top rope going for inverted 450, Neville moves out of the way. Neville to top rope, it appears he is getting ready to do the Red Arrow. Then gets down, no move off the top. Steps off and delivers submission Rings of Saturn. Ali taps out. Neville wins.
Winner: Neville by submission
We see a limo pull in backstage. Mr. Vince McMahon is in the building!
Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring! He says thank you for being the most passionate fans in the world and letting WrestleMania be the ultimate thrillride. He says that next week it is time to shake things up! He shows Stephanie getting put through the table. He says that she will be out for some time. He says that the fans are being insensitive and cruel for cheering about Stephanie going through a table. He calls the crowd bloodthirsty. He says the show must go on and since the Stephanie and Mick Foley are out he is appointing a new general manager. Out comes Teddy Long who won't stop dancing. McMahon says it is NOT him who will be the general manager. Teddy says "My Bad" and goes backstage. The new general manager is KURT ANGLE!!!
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. He says he only has one thing to say "It is great to be back on Monday Night Raw. Oh it's true, it's damn true!"
New Day comes out to the ring. Kofi says that they were honored to host WrestleMania 33. Kofi said that it was saddening that they could not get in the ring for a match. Then Xavier says they are issuing an open challenge. Who will it be?
The Revival is here!!! Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder from NXT are here to do some damage!
The New Day vs The Revival
Woods and Wilder start us off. Both are taking damage and Dawson is in against Woods. New Day is taking a minute to adjust to a team they have never faced before. Commercial break. Dawson has the upper hand on Woods and Dawson makes the tag to Wilder and Woods eats a big knee to the back. Wilder doing damage to Woods in the turnbuckle. Woods trying to fight back and pushes Wilder down. Woods trying to get Big E for the tag and belly to belly given to Dawson. Big E has control, he goes for Dawson on the apron and misses. Woods is in and swinging against Dawson. Wilder back in and deliver the Shatter Machine to Woods and get the cover! They bring Kofi in the ring and do serious damage to Kofi's ankle. They are clearly sending a message to the rest of the division not to be taken lightly!
Winners: The Revival with Shatter Machine Finisher. Wilder with pin on Xavier Woods.
Kurt Angle, Enzo and Cass are backstage and Enzo goes into his intro speel to Kurt. Kurt proceeds to ask Enzo how they are doing. Enzo and Cass are not doing good because the Hardy Boyz are back and are the Tag Team Champions. Enzo said that Kurt should have the answers since he is the GM. Kurt makes a number one contender match for the belts against Sheamus and Cesaro. Kurt Angle seems confused by them and Enzo and Cass say that Cesaro and Sheamus are SAWFT, Kurt says "That's not how you spell soft." Love it.
Raw Women's Champion Bayley makes her way to the ring.
6 Woman Tag Team Match: Bayley, Dana Brooke and Sasha vs. Emma (finally), Nia Jax and Charlotte
Former friends Dana and Emma are starting off the action and Emma is taking charge. Emma points to Bayley and says she wants to have her tagged in. Lock up and Emma grabs Bayley's arm and starts working it. Emma goes for cover and kickout by Bayley. Bayley with arm drag and rolls on top of Emma. Emma back in control. It is clear she wants to be at the top of this women's division. Commercial break. Nia Jax is in against Bayley and then Charlotte makes the tag in. Charlotte sets up Bayley upside down in the turnbuckle. Emma back in and gives kicks and then goes outside the ring and pulls Bayley's hair back (ouch). Charlotte legal again and Bayley stuck in the corner. Charlotte moves her to the middle of the ring and delivers chops. Bayley reverses on Charlotte sending Charlotte outside the ring. Charlotte prevents Bayley from making anyt tags. Tag finally made to Sasha. Double kneed to Charlotte. Sasha on fire and sets up Charlotte in turnbuckle, double knees to Charlotte's midsection. Dana meets Emma in the ring and then Nia comes in. Double drop kick from Sasha and Dana to Nia. Chaos and then everyone except legal women Sasha and Charlotte in middle of ring. Sasha reverses Charlotte's Natural Selection finisher with The Banks Statement. The losing team turns on each other and Nia lays out Charlotte.
Winners: Bayley, Dana Brook and Sasha Banks via Banks Statement submission on Charlotte
Backstage Sami Zayn talks to Kurt Angle about a possible change to Smackdown, however, Zayn feels that he doesn't know if Shane would be any better to be under since he is still a McMahon. Then Zayn says he likes being there with Angle just not Stephanie. Jinder Mahal comes in and interrupts the conversation saying that he should've won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal last night. Jinder and Zayn get mad at each other and Angle says they need to take out their frustrations in the ring tonight and makes the match.
New Universal Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman.
Heyman says that Brock would like him to share a bedtime story that he tells his kids. The story is about Goldberg and the story talks about how tough Goldberg is. Once Goldberg took the Universal Title and then went through Suplex City and how the superhero lost to the Beast. Heyman is great during this promo. The "happily ever after" from the story according to Heyman is that Goldberg won't be back anymore. This means that Lesnar is looking for new challenges and challengers. Heyman says that the two people that defeated The Undertaker should go one on one to determine who's yard this really is. Heyman calls out Roman Reigns. Brock says that it is time to give the crowd something they will never forget.
Braun comes out! Heyman leaves the ring and Braun comes in and says that after Braun is done with Reigns maybe Braun will have Brock's attention because right now, Brock has his attention. Brock is ready for the challenge and lays down his title and motions to bring it. Braun backs away and wants to do it on his time. Will we see Brock vs. Braun before Brock vs. Roman?
Jericho has a tag team match tonight with Seth Rollins against Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens, but will not have his one on one rematch for the title yet. Jericho says this is the perfect place to start getting his revenge tonight. The first piece of revenge is the tip of Kevin Owens' finger. Thus the tip of Kevin Owens' finger has just made the list! Owens attacks Jericho during the interview and the two go at it. Samoa Joe shows up and helps attack Jericho backstage. They put Jericho through a table! Will the tag team match still happen tonight after that?
Backstage Seth Rollins talks with Kurt. Jericho is in no condition to be in the match. Kurt says he promises that he will find a replacement for Jericho for the match.
Time for the Number One contender match for the Raw Tag Team Championships.
No. 1 Contender Match: Enzo and Cass vs. Cesaro and Sheamus
Cesaro and Enzo in first. Cesaro takes early control of the match and then ENzo turns it around. Cesaro with a belly to back suplex. Enzo tags in Cass and now Sheamus is in as well. Cass has control over Shaemus in the corner. Sheamus to top rope and gets slammed by Cass. Tag to Enzo and Cass tosses Enzo out of the ring knocking down both Cesaro and Sheamus. Commercial break. We are back with Cesaro and Enzo in the ring. Match to Sheamus and Enzo is in desperate need of a tag. Cass takes out Cesaro outside the ring. Sheamus gets DDT'ed by Enzo. Cesaro gets tagged in and takes Enzo swinging. Enzo then gets put in sharpshooter in the middle of the ring. Cass delivers big boot to break the hold. Cass gets in position and is tagged in by Enzo. Cass splashes Cesaro in the turnbuckle. Another big boot to Cesaro. Tag to Enzo. Then boot to Cass by Sheamus. Uppercut to Enzo by Cesaro, cover and win.
Winners: Cesaro and Sheamus with European Uppercut by Sheamus to Enzo
Jinder Mahal vs. Sami Zayn
The match gets officially underway after Jinder does damage to Sami before the match starts. Jinder has control of the match so far and gives a big knee to the face and goes for cover and kick out by Sami. Sami gets in some torso punches and another knee to Sami's face. Sami catches Jinder and gets momentum. Helluva kick to Jinder and picks up the win!
Winner: Sami Zayn via pinfall after Helluva kick
Time for the Main Event! Who will the fill in for Chris Jericho tonight?
Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
Welcome back Finn Balor to Raw! Seth and Owens start it off. Seth starts doing damage to Owens' arm. Seth with a kick to the torso and both men are up. Tag to Joe. Joe delivers punches and then takes Seth to the turnbuckle. Owens tagged back in and Seth gets around to tagging in Balor. Balor gets in hitsk, drop kicks and then kick to the face. Owens tries to run from outside the ring. Balor chases and delivers dropkick. The action continues and Rollins gets Owens outside the ring. Joe goes around to Owens and Rollins goes and takes them both out from inside the ring again. Owens and Rollins back in the ring and Owens now has control. He tags in Joe and Seth is able to get in punches. Joe attacks Seth in the corner. Joe tags back in Owens and Owens mocks Balor while beating up on Rollins. Owens with cover on Rollins and kick out. Headlock to Rollins by Owens and Rollins needs to make the tag, he is worn down. Rollins finally gets up but then Owens slams him back down. Tag to Joe. Kicks to the torso. Punches to the face, Joe starts working on Rollins bad knee. Rollins is able to get out and reaches for Balor. Owens back in and they keep doing damage to Rollins' knee. Joe is back in and Balor is ready for the tag. Rollins gets Joe down! Balor in with hot tag and Owens is back in. Balor with drop kick to Owens. Chops to Owens in the turnbuckles. Elbow to Balor and Balor is up quickly giving Joe a boot to the outside of the ring. Balor gets a Slingbade on Rollins, Joe comes in, then Rollins takes out Joe. Owens is down, Balor goes to the top rope and delivers the Coup de Grace to Owens and gets the pin!
Winners: Finn Balor and Seth Rollins via pinfall by Balor to Owens with Coup de Grace finisher
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