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WWE Raw Results
Monday, March 20, 2017
From the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
A video recap of last week's ending airs - Foley and Triple H have a confrontation before Seth Rollins came out and brawled with The Game.
Mick Foley comes out and reads from a piece of paper that was obviously written by The Authority. Foley ends reading it by saying he's taking a leave of absence. Foley throws the cards down and starts going off about how this is how gets treated after all these years. The mic cuts out and Stephanie walks out.
Stephanie tears in to him about being selfish and not being able to get his words right. Steph goes on to tell, "YOU'RE FIRED!" As Foley goes to leave, Sami Zayn comes out with a mic. Zayn says no one has had the guts to tell her she's wrong to her face. Foley leaves as Zayn continues on, telling Steph she should be ashamed of herself. Sami starts to leave upon her request, but he continues to rant until Samoa Joe marches down to the ring.
Stephanie books Zayn vs. Joe for right now! Sami flips out of the ring and flips onto Joe.
1) Samoa Joe def. Sami Zayn via the Coquina Clutch in just over 12 minutes. This was a hard-fought battle, and, in my opinion, better than their Fastlane match as Zayn had more offense.
Backstage, Zayn and Foley share a heart-felt moment. Foley walks on and hugs Cesaro & Sheamus. Foley hugs Bayley as Triple H is shown in the background. They stare at each other before Triple H says "have a nice day" and walks away.
A doctor from Birmingham says the best case scenario is Seth Rollins returns the night after WrestleMania, otherwise it'll be several months before he's good to go.
2) Charlotte def. Dana Brooke via a running boot in 3 minutes. This was a decent match in which Brooke held her own.
Backstage, Stephanie offers Bayley a hug, which the champ denies. Bayley said she looked up to Steph growing up, but Steph has abused her powers since Bayley arrived seven months ago. Steph books Jax vs. Bayley in a No DQ match for tonight. If Nia wins, she'll be added to the WrestleMania title match.
Chris Jericho comes out for the Highlight Reel. The "real" Kevin Owens is shown on the tron. It's a 16-year old Owens wearing a Y2J shirt, doing the old Jericho pose with Jericho and model posters behind him. We see a conversation over Twitter DM from 2014 of Owens asking Jericho advice after being signed to WWE. Jericho goes on to cut a nice promo about Owens facing his idol at WrestleMania and throws in his famous catch phrases.
Jericho prepares to add Owens to the list when Samoa Joe walks out with no music. Owens then ambushes Jericho from behind in the ring. Owens lays him out with a powerbomb. Owens rips out the list and spits part of it on Y2J.
3) Brian Kendrick def. TJ Perkins via Sliced Bread #2 in 1:23. After the lackluster match, Kendrick calls out Akira Tozawa as TBK has his passport.
Backstage, Roman Reigns reinforces the idea that this is his yard.
A video package on Goldberg's career and return airs.
Backstage, Stephanie informs Cesaro & Sheamus that if they can't beat Gallows, Anderson, Enzo & Cass in a handicap match tonight, they will be removed from the Tag Title match at WrestleMania.
4) No Disqualification Match: Nia Jax def. Bayley via a Samoan Drop in 10:22. As a results, Nia Jax has now been added to the Raw Women's Championship Match at WrestleMania.
Triple H comes out to the ring for a sit-down interview with Michael Cole. Hunter cuts a promo on Seth Rollins not be able to compete and Mick Foley departing. Triple H uses this promo to be such a slimy heel. He claims he is "officially done with Seth Rollins." Triple H then changes his mind and proposes a non-sanctioned match for Mania. Hunter invites Seth Rollins to show up next week and sign the contract so that he can't sue The Authority.
5) Handicap Match: Sheamus & Cesaro def. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Enzo & Big Cass via a Brogue Kick in 30 seconds. Before the match, Gallows & Anderson took out Enzo & Cass. Cass then attacked Gallows, which in turn distracted Anderson quickly.
6) Austin Aries def. Tony Nese via the rolling elbow in 7:42. Neville comes out and the two share words about their WrestleMania match.
We take another look at Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar.
7) Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns ended in no contest after 9 minutes. Roman sets up for a Spear and GONG. The lights come on and Undertaker is in the ring! Taker choke-slams Strowman. The Deadman turns around into a spear from Roman. Reigns walks off as Taker sits up and poses in the ring. They stare at each other to end the show.
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