Welcome to this week's WWE Raw "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
WWE Raw Results
Monday, March 6, 2017
From the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a video package recapping Goldberg squashing Kevin Owens to win the Universal Title last night at Fastlane.
Chris Jericho comes out first. Jericho mentions Chicago is the birthplace of Y2J. Chris invites Kevin Owens to the ring to explain his actions from three weeks ago. Owens comes out ans tells Chris that he was never his best friend. Owens brings up Sami Zayn being his best friend, and says he'd stab him in the back again and again. Owens says he used Jericho just to keep his title.
Owens and Jericho go on to confirm a United States Title match for WrestleMania before brawling. Samoa Joe runs out to attack as well, setting up Sami Zayn with a chair to make the save. The babyfaces eventually clear the ring.
1) Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn via pop-up powerbomb. The match was brief but not a total squash like last time.
Jericho will face Samoa Joe later tonight.
2) Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville (c) def. Rich Swann via submission. This was another really solid bout following last night's great title match.
Post-match, Austin Aries interviews the champ in the ring. Aries eggs Neville on about there being no competition for him. Neville catches on and tells Aries to go back to the announcer's desk. Neville gets in his face, prompting Aries to deck him in the face with a mic. Aries connects with the rolling elbow and Neville retreats!
Backstage, Enzo & Cass have a confrontation with Sheamus & Cesaro. There's certainly tension between the teams.
New Universal Champion Goldberg comes out to the ring. Goldberg says he couldn't have done it without the fans. A "CM Punk" chant breaks out right before Paul Heyman interrupts. Heyman introduces Brock Lesnar. Heyman continues to cut a promo and says Goldberg will be "Brock's b!tch." Lesnar nails Goldberg with an F5 and leaves.
Enzo & Cass cut a promo before their title match.
3) Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Gallows & Anderson (c) def. Enzo & Big Cass by DQ when Cesaro inadvertently clotheslined Anderson. Cesaro was chasing Enzo back into the ring after Enzo bumped into Cesaro outside the ring. The three teams continued to brawl after the bell rang.
4) Akira Tozawa def. Ariya Daivari via the snap German suplex. Tozawa grabs a mic and calls out Brian Kendrick to fight him face to face. Kendrick comes out and says he'll have an answer tomorrow night on 205 Live.
The New Day make their way out with the pop cycle. They cut promos on being the WrestleMania hosts, the pop cycle, and beating Shining Stars next.
5) The New Day def. Shining Stars via Midnight Hour
Mick Foley welcomes Raw Women's Champion Bayley to the ring. Bayley doesn't like to call herself champion after Sasha Banks' interference last night. Foley goes on to ask Bayley who will be her WrestleMania challenger. Sasha Banks comes out and gives her two cents on why she should be in it. Foley asks the crowd what they think of that.
Charlotte and Dana Brooke come out. Charlotte complains about being the victim in this situation. Stephanie McMahon comes out next. Loud "CM Punk" chants while Steph is talking. Steph says Charlotte deserves the title match because Sasha interfered twice. Foley proposes Sasha be in the match as well. Steph agrees - if Sasha beats Bayley now, she'll be in the triple threat.
6) Sasha Banks def. Bayley via the Banks Statement to earn her spot in title match at WrestleMania. Bayley will now defend in a triple threat against Charlotte and Sasha. Charlotte attacked and stood tall with the title.
We see a look at Seth Rollins' rehab. His trainer says he's rehabbing three times a day, for nearly seven hours total. This looks intense and I sure hope it's working.
Live via satellite - Triple H hypes the doctors and trainers WWE stars use. He hopes Rollins listens to everyone's advice and doesn't show up at Mania.
Evil Emma will return soon!
7) Samoa Joe def. Chris Jericho via count-out when Joe applied the clutch outside the ring. Joe tosses Jericho back in the ring, but Y2J counters with a Codebreaker!
Braun Strowman comes down to the ring and calls Roman Reigns out. Roman's music hits, but then GONG! Taker steps in the ring, prompting Strowman to leave through the crowd. Taker's music hits again, but then out comes Roman Reigns!
Roman has a mic and tells Taker that Braun wasn't calling The Deadman out. Roman says this is his yard now. Taker looks up at the Mania sign before choke-slamming Reigns! Taker walks off to end the show.