1. Seth Rollins def. Kevin Owens by DQ
2. Karl Anderson def. Cesaro
3. Braun Strowman def. Sami Zayn - Last Man Standing Match
3- Xavier Woods def. Titus O'Neil
4. Drew Gulak def, Cedric Alexander
5. Roman Reigns def, Chris Jericho
6. TJ Perkins def. Brian Kendrick
7. Rusev and Jinder Mahal def. Big Cass
8. Bayley def. Nia Jax
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - JANUARY 2, 2017
Welcome to the first Raw of the new year and we kick off 2017 from the Amalie Centre in Tampa, Florida. Mick Foley is in the ring and cuts a promo regarding the main event at Royal Rumble which will see Kevin Owens defend the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns with Chris Jericho suspended above the ceiling inside of a shark cage. Owens and Jericho walk out and ask Foley if he thinks it's funny to hang Jericho high above the ceiling like a sexy pinata.
Owens says Foley is abusing his power. First by giving Roman Reigns a rematch against him at Royal Rumble and second was Seth Rollins pedigreeing him on the hood of a car yet he gets rewarded. Jericho helped Owens retain the championship at Roadblock and instead of rewarding him, Foley wants to lock him in the "Cage Of Jericho".
Owens says it's clear Foley has an issue with them but it's a new year and they're done. Foley says Owens is right it's a new year and since Kevin Owens is always talking about the Kevin Owens Show, he's never actually seen it so tonight Owens gets the opportunity to debut the Kevin Owens Show and his first guest will be Goldberg
Owens asks Foley what makes him think it's right to go around abusing his power. Stephanie comes out and says Foley isn't abusing his power. He has every right to put Owens in the match at Royal Rumble and has every right to put Jericho inside the shark cage.
Stephanie says she and Foley are on the same page which is why he will support her match she is about to make. Roman Reigns defends the United States Championship against Chris Jericho and should Reigns get counted out or disqualified he will lose the championship. There must be a winner
Jericho asks what they're going to do about Seth Rollins, that stupid idiot. Stephanie tells Jericho to get ready for his match against Reigns and telsl Owens to get ready for his match against Seth Rollins
Tonight: Last Man Standing Match: Braun Strowman vs Sami Zayn
SETH ROLLINS VS KEVIN OWENS
Rollins quick on the offense hits a crossbody onto Owens. Owens and Rollins on the outside and Owens fires back with a right hand. Rollins with one of his own. Owens drives Rollins into the barricade and returns tot he ring. Owens puts the boots to Rollins. Chop by Owens to Rollins. Forearm across the back and Rollins fires back with a kick and punch. Snapmare and a kick to the face by Rollins. Arm snap by Rollins and Owens hits a right hand flooring Rollins as he yells at him that "Owens told him a thousand times, he's the man". Irish whip across the ring and Owens runs into a boot. Rollins with a blockbuster
Back from break, Owens with a chinlock on Rollins and a seated senton. 2 count on Rollins. Owens with a stomp to th gut. Kick to Rollins and a right hand. Rollins blocks and fires back with punches of his own. Owens launches Rollins over the ropes to the floor.Rollins on the apron but Owens knocks him down to the floor and Owens goes for a cannonball but Rollins moves out of the way causing OWens to hit the barricade. Both men back in the ring, Chop by Owens and Rollins fires back with a right hand.
Rollins unloads with punches. Pop up powerbomb countered as Rollins hits an enziguri to Owens. Running forearms in the corner and Owens follows Rollins hitting a forearm. Cannonball countered as Rollins sends Owens face first into the turnbuckle. Rollins hits the slingblade. Rollins looking for the pedigree. Owens counters. Rollins sends Owens over the top rope and a suicide dive to the outside. Rollins drives Owens into the timekeeper's area as he unloads with punches on Owens. Rollins breaks the count. Owens grabs the bell and nails Rollins leading to the referee disqualifying him
The winner of the match by disqualification: Seth Rollins
Post Match: Owens attacks Rollins. Rollins goes to deliver a pedigree but Owens escapes to the outside yelling for his championship as he walks up towards the stage calling Rollins a scumbag
Tonight: Roman Reigns vs Chris Jericho
CESARO VS KARL ANDERSON
Shoulderblock by Cesaro. Side headlock and irish whip by Cesaro and Anderson with a double sledge. Monkey flip out of the corner and Cesaro lands on his feet. Uppercut by Cesaro. Cesaro with an irish whip countered by Anderson. Cesaro picks Anderson up and hits a gutwrench suplex. Uppercut to the back of the neck. Cesaro on the apron with a right hand. And Gallows with a momentary distraction allowing Anderson to connect with a right hand sending Cesaro crashing to the floor as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Cesaro looks for a suplex. Gallows interfering leading to Sheamus leaving his seat at commentary to even things up. Sheamus chases after Gallows as Anderson shoves Cesaro to the mat connecting with an elbow drop for the three count
The winner of the match: Karl Anderson
Video: Braun Strowman-Sami Zayn feud
LAST MAN STANDING: BRAUN STROWMAN VS SAMI ZAYN
Zayn throws a right punch. Strowman looking for an opening but Zayn heads to the outside and grabs a kendo stick unloading on Strowman. Strowman blocks a kendo shot and shoves Zayn to the mat.
Zayn is thrown out of the corner and half way across the irng. Strowman to the outside but Zayn back to work with kendo shots to the head. Strowman chases after Zayn. Zayn off the barricades with a moonsault but Strowman catches him and drops him throat first on the barricade
Strowman runs into the ring post. Zayn again runs Strowman into the ring post. Zayn with the corner dive and Strowman connects with a punch. Zayn pulls himself up at the count of 6
Strowman with a splash in the corner. Right hand to Zayn. Clothesline to Zayn. Zayn gets to his feet and Strowman with a shoulder tackle. Zayn tries to mount some offense but Strowman still in control
Back from break and Strowman and Zayn are up by the stage and Zayn gets thrown off the stage. Strowman bounces Zayn's head off the commentary table
The match ends up in the backstage area and Strowman throwing speakers around and it's Zayn starting to mount some offense as they make their way back towards the ringside area. Zayn bringing a steel chair down across Strowman's back. Strowman blocks a chair throw and grabs Zayn by the neck throwing him onto the stage.
Zayn is bounced off the WWE Sign. Strowman picks Zayn up but Zayn counters and drives the steel chair into Strowman's midsection. Zayn with chair shots. Strowman blocks a chair shot but Zayn kicks the chair into Strowman's face. Crossbody onto Strowman and they both fall off the stage making their way back towards the ring.
Zayn still with chair in hand. Strowman grabs the chair and pulls Zayn up onto the ramp. Strowman picks Zayn up and delivers a running powerslam
The referee counting Zayn out as he reaches 9. Strowman picks Zayn up delivering knee strikes and the count re-starts. Punches to the side of the head by Strowman. Strowman again interrupts the count and delivers another running powerslam and stands over Zayn as the referee counts Sami out
The winner of the match: Braun Strowman
Post Match: Zayn is loaded onto the stretcher and Strowman tips the stretcher over and picks Zayn up swinging him into the barricades
Video: Gantleman's Duel between Ariya Daivari and Jack Gallagher
Backstage: New Day is making their way out to the ring because next is the New Day's New Year resolution
New Day come out and says 2016 was a pretty good year for them. Some ups and downs, ins and outs but it was a good year and they became the longest WWE World Tag Team Champions and they announce their entry into the 2017 Royal Rumble
Kingston says it's 2017 and what would a new year be without new year's resolution. They are interrupted by Titus O'Neil who says they need a new member of the New Day and he knows everyone's wondering who that new member should be and tells New Day to look no further than the Titus brand
O'Neil then begins playing New Day's theme on his whistle and says imagine his face on a box of Booty O's. Woods says people would rather see his face on a milk carton
O'Neil calls Woods the weak link of the New Day. Woods challenges O'Neil to a match. O'Neil throws a punch and floors Woods and says he's got his match.
XAVIER WOODS VS TITUS O'NEIL
Irish whip by O'Neil, Woods ducks and lands a kick to the leg. O'Neil with a boot and O'Neil unloads with punches in the corner. Slam to Woods and a chinlock by O'Neil. Big E and Kingston look on as O'Neil stands over Woods.
Chinlock/armbar combination on Woods. Woods gets to his feet trying to fight back. O'Neil pushes him away and Woods off the ropes begins to mount some offense. Woods on the apron, O'Neil goes after him and Woods with a kick. Woods pulls the top rope down sending O'Neil toppling to the outside
Woods with a dive onto O'Neil. Back in the ring, crossbody onto O'Neil who catches him and delivers backbreakers. O'Neil picks Woods up but Woods counters into a sunset flip for the three count
The winner of the match: Xavier Woods
Authority's Office: Stephanie is on her phone and Bayley walks in and asks how Stephanie could let Dana Brooke be the referee in her rematch with Charlotte. Stephanie says it was out of her hands. She had no choice. Foley was Bayley's cheerleader and Charlotte has all this power but Bayley is just....Bayley. Bayley says she may not have a famous last name but she belongs in WWE and belongs on Raw and is not giving up on her dream. Stephanie says tonight Bayley will be in a #1 Contender's match and the winner faces Charlotte for the Women's Championship at Royal Rumble and her opponent is Nia Jax
Backstage: Cedric Alexander and Alicia Fox run into Noam Dar and Dar says it's a new year and he just wants to apologize. Alexander says Alicia is the one Dar should be apologizing to
DREW GULAK VKS CEDRIC ALEXANDER
Austin Aries joined the announcing team. Some good back and forth action. Alexander was distracted when Fox pulled Nese down when he tried to interfere and that allowed Gulak to roll up Alexander and hook the tights to get the win.
The winner of the match: Drew Gulak
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: ROMAN REIGNS VS CHRIS JERICHO
They went back and forth early. Jericho nailed a nice looking missile dropkick. Reigns was whipped into the ropes but was caught with a leaping clothesline. Roman was sent over the ropes to the apron and dropkicked off by Jericho. Jericho missed a sliding kick to the floor and was punched in the face. Reigns went for the driveby dropkick but was sent into the ringpost face-first. The referee came close to counting out Reigns (which would have meant a title change) but Reigns barely made it back in. Jericho drilled him with kicks as we go to break
Back from break,Jericho was in control and ripped Roman verbally, slapping at him. This only served to fire up Reigns. Jericho attempted the running bulldog but was instead sent into the corner. Reigns worked him over in the corner and nailed a belly to back suplex for a two count. Jericho cut off Reigns and went for the Lionsault but Roman pulled his knees up. Reigns went for the spear but was kicked in the face. Jericho nailed a rana and held on and turned it into the Walls of Jericho. The crowd reacted like they expected a title change.
Roman finally escaped and went for a small package for a two count. Jericho went to the top but was nailed with a Superman punch as he came down for a close two count. That was a cool sequence there. Jericho went for the Walls again but Roman was able to kick him off. Roman charged but Jericho moved and Roman nailed the corner hard. Jericho pulled a turnbuckle off and the referee went to fix it. Jericho got the U.S. title belt and before you could say Eddie Guerrero, he tossed the belt into Reigns' hands and acted like he had been hit with the belt to try and DQ the champ.
The official didn't order the DQ so Jericho caught Roman with the Codebreaker and scored a close two count. Jericho charged Roman but his the exposed corner. Roman speared and pinned Jericho.
The winner of the match: Roman Reigns
BRIAN KENDRICK VS TJ PERKINS
Kendrick unloads on Perkins. Back suplex countered by Perkins. Perkins with a springboard flying crossbody. Inverted atomic drop and dropkick by Perkins as Neville looks on from the locker room.
Kendrick with a nearfall. Fisherman suplex by Kendrick. Kick by Perkins. Another kick to Kendrick. Perkins on the top rope but Kendrick cuts him off. Perkins slides out onto the apron and a hurricanrana sends Kendrick crashing to th emat. Perkins runs into a boot and Kendrick sends Perkins face first into the turnbuckle. Perkins counters Sliced Bread #2 and locks in the knee bar for the submission
The winner of the match: TJ Perkins
Video: 16 Man Tournament to crown the first ever United Kingdom Champion takes place January 14-15 on the WWE Network
BIG CASS VS RUSEV AND JINDER MAHAL
Mahal and Cass start things off. Lock up and Cass powers Mahal into the corner. Right hand blocked by Cass who fires back with punches of his own.
Cass bounces Mahal's head off the turnbuckle and more punches. Irish whip and Mahal with a kick. Rusev comes in and ducks a clothesline but runs into a boot by Cass. Mahal taunting Enzo as Cass follows chasing Mahal away. Big kick countered by Cass. Mahal with the distraction and Rusev connects with a kick for the three count
The winners of the match: Jinder Mahal and Rusev
NIA JAX VS BAYLEY - #1 CONTENDER'S MATCH
It was all power from Nia early on. She nailed a shoulderbreaker on Bayley and nailed a running Avalanche in the corner to Bayley's back. Jax cotninue to dismantle Bayley and locked her in a Cobra Clutch. Bayley slipped out but was grabbed by her ponytail. Jax went to slam her but was sent into the corner. Jax missed another charge and nailed her shoulder into the post. Bayley kicked her off but was yanked off the ropes and drilled with two big elbows and a legdrop. Jax went to the top but Sasha Banks' music hit and she walked out on stage. Bayley caught the distracted Jax with a Bayley to Belly suplex off the top and scored the pin.
The winner of the match: Bayley
THE KEVIN OWENS SHOW
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho come out and introduce Goldberg. Paul Heyman comes out and says Brock Lesnar is not here tonight but at Royal Rumble it will be EAT, SLEEP, ELIMINATION REPEAT. Goldberg cuts him off and says he'll take care of Lesnar at Royal Rumble and whether it's Owens or Reigns they have a date with Goldberg at Wrestlemania
Reigns comes out and says Owens and Jericho aren't going to win anything and calls them delusional. He then stands face to face with Goldberg. Braun Strowman comes out and takes the mic from a cowering Paul Heyman and says if anyone's winning the Royal Rumble match it's him. Strowman then climbs on the apron and steps over the ropes glaring at Goldberg and Reigns
Reigns and Goldberg deliver a double spear to Strowman. Reigns exits the ring and Goldberg celebrates in the ring as Raw goes off the air
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