Welcome to this week's WWE Raw "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
WWE Raw Results
Monday, February 20, 2017
From the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Rest in peace, George "The Animal" Steele, Ivan Koloff, and Nicole Bass.
The shows opens with a video package on last week's Festival Friendship, where Kevin Owens turned on Chris Jericho.
Kevin Owens cuts a promo while sitting in a chair in the ring with a spotlight on him. Owens quickly turns the focus of his promo from Jericho to Goldberg. This could easily be described as Kevin's "pipebomb."
1) #1 Contender's Match: Enzo & Big Cass def. Sheamus & Cesaro after Cass hit Cesaro with the East River Crossing (9:00).
Enzo cut a promo after the match, leading to Sheamus attacking him.
Backstage, Mick Foley tells Kevin Owens he is facing Sami Zayn tonight.
We see video packages on Braun Strowman's destruction and Bayley's big title win last week.
Backstage, Roman Reigns walks into Foley's office. Roman says he'll stay out of the main event before Gallows & Anderson interrupt. Roman will find a partner to face the Tag Champs tonight.
Akira Tozawa vs. The Brian Kendrick doesn't happen. Kendrick attacks Tozawa and walks off. Backstage, Charly asks Kendrick about his actions. Brian says tonight's first lesson was about respect.
2) Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. Roman Reigns by DQ after Roman used a chair (4:05).
Roman clears the ring after the match by nailing the champions with chair shots and spears.
Earlier today on TMZ - The New Day announced they will be hosting WrestleMania 33. They cut a promo on hosting the big show before their tag team match. New Day & Lana trade shots at each other.
3) The New Day (w/Xavier Woods) def. Rusev & Jinder Mahal (w/Lana) after Kofi hit Midnight Hour on Mahal.
A video package on George "The Animal" Steele airs.
Austin Aries is hosting a contract signing for the Fastlane Cruiserweight Championship match. Jack Gallagher is already in the ring and signs the contract after a brief promo. Neville finally comes out and signs the contract. Jack doesn't let him walk away that easily. Neville cuts a promo on Gallagher. Neville tosses the table aside, leading to Gallagher attacking. Neville takes a headbutt and falls out of the ring.
4) Nia Jax squashed Sarah Pierce via Samoan Drop (0:30).
Charly interviews Nia in the ring afterwards. Nia says the only controversy she sees is the fact that she's not in contention for the title. She also dares Bayley & Sasha to pull a stunt like last week on her, as she's putting the champ on notice.
After the break, Raw Women's Champion Bayley comes out to speak. As she finishes celebrating, Stephanie McMahon comes out. Steph eventually suggests Bayley should relinquish the title after the way she won last week. Sasha Banks comes out to stop Bayley. Bayley says "hell no" she's not giving up the title!
Charlotte comes out and announces she's invoking her rematch clause for Fastlane. Sasha puts in her two cents, leading to Steph booking a singles match right now.
5) Sasha Banks def. Charlotte via Banks Statement in about 9 minutes.
Bayley was on commentary for the match and ended up preventing Dana Brooke from interfering at the end.
A Hall of Fame video airs on Diamond Dallas Page.
Charly interviews Sami Zayn backstage. Sami said he told Jericho months ago that this would happen. Zayn brings up Samoa Joe being terribly selfish like Kevin Owens. Zayn says the story with Joe is far from over.
Samoa Joe ambushes Zayn on the ramp. Joe nails a running senton on the floor before tossing him back into the ring and the bell rings.
6) Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn with a pop-up powerbomb in under 2 minutes.
Steph and Foley talk backstage. Mick tells Steph that she put herself in the position to be embarrassed. Steph says Foley is nothing short of being insubordinate. Mick tells Steph not to treat him like he's stupid. Foley gets in the last word and walks off.
Backstage, Michael Cole is live with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman for a sit-down interview. Cole recaps that Lesnar will officially face Goldberg at WrestleMania. Heyman interrupts and tells Cole to lower his voice and adjust his tone. Lesnar takes Cole's chair and stares into the camera as Heyman talks in the background about Kevin Owens now being the most ruthless champion in WWE, but The Beast disagrees. Heyman hints at the fact that Lesnar will end up taking the Universal Title at Mania.
Goldberg will be on next week's Raw, the go-home to Fastlane. Also, Seth Rollins will appear for the first time since his injury.
7) Braun Strowman def. Big Show with the power slam in 11:40.
Immediately after the match, Roman Reigns runs down and hits two superman punches. Strowman counters the spear with a dropkick! Strowman drives Roman into the mat with a power slam.