Raw came to us tonight from the capital of Flair country, Charlotte, North Carolina and we had a huge episode of Raw in store for us. Apart from two title matches – including hometown favourite Charlotte defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks and the New Day defending their Raw Tag-Team Championships against The Club – we also had the fallout from last week’s main event between Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens.
The episode also had some great cruiserweight action and also interview from Paul Heyman and a whole lot more. Read on for the full results.
Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel
The night kicks off with Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. We see Jericho in the ring following a video package chronicling last week’s events before Jericho introduced Owens’ as the ‘longest reigning WWE Universal Champion of all time’.
Owens came down and said it was a pleasure to be on the Highlight Reel two days in a row. Owens then proceeded to take shots at thanksgiving and the fans at Charlotte, NC. Jericho and Owens then proceeded to call themselves ‘superior breed of humans’ for being Canadians as the crowd broke out into USA chants.
Owens then proceeded to say that the thing he was thankful for included being WWE Universal Champion and Chris Jericho being his best friend. Jericho then reiterates to the crowd that it wasn’t him who interrupted the main event last week but it was Sin Cara who interfered, wearing a Chris Jericho mask.
The duo were then interrupted by Roman Reigns who took shots at both Jericho and Owens and then goaded Owens into saying that he didn’t need Jericho which led to tension between the two. Owens went on to say that he’d have beaten Seth Rollins on his own if Jericho hadn’t interfered.
Roman Reigns then proceeded to repeat what Owens said about not needing Jericho, to which Jericho responded by interjecting and asking Roman whether he knew what happened to people who insulted his best friend Kevin Owens. Jericho then proceeded to tease putting Roman’s name on his list when Kevin Owens screamed at him to "Shut up" and added that he would handle this.
Owens then threatened to beat Roman Reigns up, as he had done with Roman’s “buddy” Seth Rollins the week before. Roman then asked for a match and a title shot at Roadblock if he won said match. A clearly annoyed Owens accepted Roman’s challenge, informing him that he’d be on the Kevin Owens Show later.
Owens and Jericho are seen arguing backstage with Owens telling Jericho that the latter was no longer needed. Jericho talked about being there for Owens whenever he had needed him but as Owens added that Jericho might have thought he was helping but he wasn’t.
Foley then interrupted but Jericho told Foley that there was no need to ban him because there was no way that he would get involved in the match and that he was ‘out’ of there’.