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WWE Raw Results
Monday, February 13, 2017
From the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Report by Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Stephanie McMahon opened the show and said she gave Mick Foley the week off because he was feeling tired and overworked last week after he embarrassed himself during the Samoa Joe contract signing.
Roman Reigns came out to heat. He told Stephanie he wasn’t waiting until Fastlane and that he wanted Braun Strowman. Stephanie told him that he’ll have to wait as Strowman was booked to face Mark Henry.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson came out and said they couldn’t listen to Roman Reigns disrespect Stephanie, after he demanded to be at ringside to watch Strowman vs. Henry. Gallows and Anderson offered to face Reigns in a handicap match in honor of Teddy Long. Stephanie said, “I think we have a match, playa.” A confrontation ensued with Reigns being shoved to the mat by Gallows.
1) Roman Reigns beat Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a handicap by DQ in 3:05. The match was thrown out as Anderson and Gallows beat on Reigns relentlessly. They went for Magic Killer but he fought out of it and cleared the ring.
2) Kofi Kingston defeated Bo Dallas in 2:15 after hitting SOS.
Backstage, Charly Caruso interviewed Neville about Jack Gallagher becoming No. 1 contender. Gallagher showed up and Neville told him he was out of his depth.
3) Jack Gallagher beat Noam Dar w/Alicia Fox in 3:15. Gallagher hit a headset and dropkick before getting the pinfall victory. After the match, Neville came out and held the WWE Cruiserweight Championship up at the top of the stage.
Triple H and Samoa Joe arrived in a limousine dressed in suits.
Emmalina came out in a dress. Fans waited 17 weeks and her she is. She said now fans will get to see the makeover of Emmalina to Emma.
Backstage, Charly interviewed Bayley. She admitted to be nervous ahead of her match against Charlotte Flair for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Bailey believes in herself and will achieve her dream of winning the title.
Backstage, Chris Jericho told Kevin Owens it’s going to be the greatest night in WWE history. Hunter stormed in and said he ended to talk to Owens.
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Triple H was shown talking to Kevin Owens after the show returned from commercial break.
4) Braun Strowman beat Mark Henry in 4:55. The finish saw Henry attempt a World’s Strongest Slam but fallback. Strowman hit a big boot and power slam for the pinfall victory.
Roman Reigns’s music played and he went after Strowman. Braun knocked him off the apron. Reigns tried again and connected a clothesline. He followed with a Superman Punch that didn’t knock the big man down. A second brought him to a knee. Strowman told Roman he couldn’t win.
Washington Nationals stud outfielder Bryce Harper is shown in attendance. Backstage, Cesaro and Sheamus were getting Bayley ready when Big Cass and Enzo Amore did their haters gimmick. The two teams spat back and forth.
In a backstage segment, Michael Cole interviewed Samoa Joe about using dishonorable tactics. Joe said that is fair because he came to WWE to hurt people. The only person that he cares about is Triple H because he's who gave him a chance. Cole asked if Triple H was afraid of Seth Rollins. Joe said Hunter doesn't need to justify anything. He is a dangerous man and Rollins was the crown jewel of WWE, yet he couldn't last two minutes in the ring with him. Now, he'll miss Wrestlemania for the second year in a row.
Joe said he beat Reigns in his debut and he's there to take everything. He's not a Sami Zayn who is just happy to be on Raw. Joe is there to make a statement and prove no one can stand toe to toe with him. He said Shawn Michaels, Batista, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins all needed to be propped up by Triple H. Joe doesn't need to be propped up. He gets the jobs done on his own and Hunter now has someone he can rely on. Anyone who gets in his way will learn why the creator unleashed the destroyer.
5) Sami Zayn pinned Rusev in 11:00 after Zayn caught Rusev with a Helluva Kick. After the match, Charly interviewed Zayn on the stage. Zayn said it's all about coming back from his tough loss against Chris Jericho. He heard Joe's comment and Joe is right because Sami doesn’t clean up messes for others, do what he’s told to do, or sell out.
Joe's music played and Joe leveled him. Joe beat on him, challenging Zayn to say his name and applied the Coquina Clutch until he was out cold.
6) Akira Tozawa defeated Ariya Daivari in 3:15 after a German suplex.
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Chris Jericho was out for the Festival of Friendship. Vegas showgirls danced onto the stage and Jericho announced Owens. First, Jericho introduced a $7000 sculpture he said was made by a man named Ralph Gugenheim. Jericho then unveiled a painting of the two of them wearing very little. He introduced “Friendship the Magician.” Jericho said he could do a few tricks but KO said his son can do tricks and he's only nine years old. Jericho turned on the magician and put him on the list. Jericho said he found him on Craig's list.
Chris said the last gift is something he should have gave KO last week, to make sure Goldberg didn't make it to Fastlane. Gillberg, played by Duane Gill, came out after the commercial break. Jericho thought it was funny and he was sorry it wasn't what KO thought it would be. But he wanted to do something special for Owens because he's had a great year teaming with him and promised KO would beat Goldberg and that he would have his back.
KO apologized and said Jericho went through a lot of trouble. Owens gave Jericho a gift. A new list. Jericho asked Owens why his name was on it. The back read, "The List of KO." KO attacked Jericho, ending by powerbombing him onto the edge of the ring. KO rolled Jericho into the ring and banged his head into a television set up in the ring. The crowd booed Owens as referees checked on Jericho and put a towel over his head.
7) Cesaro w/Sheamus defeated Enzo Amore w/Big Cass in 2:40 after Cesaro hit a popup uppercut. Enzo and Big Cass played up their gimmick before the match.
Next week on Raw: Braun Strowman vs. Big Show.
8) Bayley beat Charlotte Flair to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship. Dana Brooke and Sasha Banks were involved but the finish ultimately saw Bayley hit the Bayley-to-Back suplex and pin Charlotte to win the title. The show faded with Bayley celebrating in ring and the fans cheering.