Write an Article

WWE Raw Results 3/20/17, live updates

We are now less than TWO WEEKS AWAY till WrestleMania. What does RAW have to offer before 'Mania?
Updated: 21 March 2017 08:44 IST - Published: 21 March 2017 08:50 IST
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
The Phenom sits back up as Reigns walks down the ramp and Undertaker ends the show with his music blaring. 
...
Roman looks like he's about to land the spear when the lights go off and the gong strikes. When the lights come back on we see 'Taker in the middle of the ring. In midst of Undertaker chants, 'Taker turns around and catches Strowman in time to choke slam him to the mat. However, when he turns around 'Taker himself is driven to the mat with a Spear from Reigns. 
...
Strowman rolls out and Reigns hits him with a drive by on the outside. Strowman then slams Reigns into the steel steps and throws the steps in the ring. He then picks Reigns up and looks to throw it on him but Roman hits him with a Superman punch. He goes for another but Strowman catches him and plants him to the ground. Strowman flings him on the ropes and is about to land a clothes line when Reigns connects a Superman punch. 
...
Strowman kicks Reigns to the chest and slams him with a clothesline as he is the corner. He tries to drive his shoulder into Reigns at the other corner but finds the post instead. Reigns tries lifting Strowman and plants him with a Samoan Drop but its not enough to put the big man out. 
...
Reigns looks like he's about to pass out and finally works his way to his knees and then his feet. Strowman tries to throw Reigns through the ropes but Roman stops himself and hits his opponent with a clothesline. Reigns then looks to pick Strowman up but can't and is hit by a clothesline instead.
...
Strowman locks in a tight headlock in the centre of the ring. Roman tries to work his way out but doesn't have much luck. 
...
As Reigns follows Strowman out of the ring he gets hit with a clothesline after he attempts a Superman punch. He then plants Roman on the mat with a hard slam. Strowman then drives his shoulder in to Reigns as he is in the corner. He then bounces his face on his knee and slams Reigns into the turnbuckle. 
...
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman:

Reigns starts things off fast until he is caught by the neck. Reigns stuns Strowman with a right hand, but the big man throws him out of the ring. Reigns gets back in and kicks Strowman out. 
...
...
...
Strowman says he's going to destroy Roman not face him. He tells the Undertaker that he will need a shovel to scrape Reigns off the mat after he's done with him. 
...
...
...
...
...
Aries says that everyone hears the words coming out of Neville's mouth but what he see is a man who has to step into the ring with a man who is above his level. He then tells him to tell anyone who will listen that he is the king of the CWs.
...
Right after Aries wins, Neville walks down the ramp. The Englishman threatens to come down to the ring and eliminate AA like he has the rest of them. However, he says that he doesn't need to because watching Aries' ego running out of control will make his victory at 'Mania more meaningful.
...
AA is on the apron and Nese tries to pull him up but Tony gets hit with a reverse neck breaker instead. AA then goes for an STO and a pendulum elbow. He then plants Nese to the ground with a Rolling Centaur, followed by a dropkick from the top rope. AA then hits the Discus Five-arm to finish the match. 

AA wins.
...
We return from the break to see Aries on Nese's back in the centre of the ring. AA works his way out and goes for the quick cover. Nese hits AA with an elbow. 
...
...
...
Nese continues to dominate with a crossface. Nese then slams AA twice on the ground. Aries tries to fight back but to no avail. Nese flings AA onto the ropes and runs at him but Aries lifts him over the rope and out. Aries follows it up with a dive out of the ring through the middle rope and onto Nese.
...
Austin Aries vs. Tony Nese:

Nese wastes no time and works AA in the corner. He flings him from one corner to another till AA jumps over and hits him with a double clap. 
...
...
The New Day, our hosts for 'Mania, tell us what we could get at the event the only way they can. 
...
...
...
...
Cass drives Anderson into the barricade on the outside and while that happens Sheamus hits Anderson with a brogue kick and is then covered for the 3-count.

Sheamus and Cesaro win.

Enzo and Cass hit Gallows and Anderson with the Air Enzo to leave the two home favourites standing.
...
Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Gallows & Anderson and Enzo & Cass:

Before the match even starts, Anderson and Gallows boot Enzo and Cass out of the ring. 
...
...
...
...
...
...
He ends by asking Rollins if he will stand up to the occasion or cover in cowardice. 
...
He finally says that he is done with Rollins and gives Cole a ticket and tells him to give them to Seth. Trips is about to leave the ring when he turns around and tells the crowd that they could still see Triple H vs. Seth Rollins. He then tells Cole that they could have an unsanctioned bout at 'Mania. He goes on to say that he will draw up the paper work and all Rollins has to do is sign it.
...
Cole then asks him if he would have done anything differently when it comes to Seth if he had another chance. H says that the first time he saw him in the ring he thought he was a Superstar. He says that he is the guy who gave the Architect his blueprint. He then says he served as Rollins' crutch. 
...
Triple H then brings up last week's events and tells Cole to pull up the footage on the Titantron. HHH then blames the crowd for what happened. 
...
He goes on to say that Rollins' mistake was that he stopped listening to him and started listening to the crowd. He says that Rollins is addicted to the pop. He then says that Foley was cheered into doing stupid things too, just like Rollins. 


...
Trips seems very happy as he begins to speak and asks everyone how they're doing. He says that he is disappointed that he might not get to face Rollins despite being in the best shape of his life. The crowd breaks out into 'CM Punk' chants. He then calls out Cole for saying that Rollins' injury was his fault. 
...
...
...
...
...
...
Bayley gets up on the ropes but Jax plucks her off it. She finishes the match with a Samoan Drop and the cover. Jax will fight for the Raw Women's Championship at 'Mania.

Jax wins
...
Nia then takes a chair as Bayley rolls back into the ring. As Jax walks toward the ring Bayley hits her to the face. Bayley goes for the cover after a running knee but Jax kicks out. Bayley follows up with a running elbow but Jax kicks out after another cover.

The champ then tries a cross body from the top rope, goes for the cover but isn't successful. 
...
Nia has Bayley in a choke again and the champ tries to work out of it with punches that miss their target. She then creates space and slaps Nia across the face. Nia rolls Bayley out of the ring and then slams her repeatedly on the barricade. 
...
We return from the break to see Bayley in a choke hole in the centre of the ring. Nia then flings her onto the ropes, hits a clothesline and then hits the Champ with a shoulder breaker. 
...
...
...
The action continues outside the ring as Bayle runs on the apron and attempts to dive at Nia, who instead catches her and places her back on the apron. Nia then trips Bayley, who hits the canvas face first. Nia is driven into the steel steps as we go into a commercial break. 
...
Nia Jax vs. Bayley:

Bayley ducks under Nia's clothesline attempt but gets slammed to the mat. Bayley tries to hit Jax off the top turnbuckle, however, Nia's strength proves too much and she slams her to the mat again .

...
Steph walks in on Cesaro and Sheamus and tells them that they have to earn their spot at 'Mania again in a handicap match against Enzo & Cass and Gallows & Anderson. 



...
...
...
...
We return from the break to see Reigns being interviewed. He says he is going to teach Strowman that Raw is his yard. 
...
...
...
...
Kendrick then takes the mic and says that he has Tozawa's passport. 
...
TJ Perkins vs. The Brian Kendrick:

TJ begins with a quick kick and ushers Kendrick out of the ring by pulling the ropes. Kendrick, who is still on the outside, get hits wit a drop kick from the ropes. TJ then hits Kendrick with a high cross-body from the top -rope and goes for the cover. Perkins attempts the detonation kick and nearly hits the ref when Kendrick counters it. TJ is distracted and Kendrick plants him to the mat with a Sliced Bread #2.

That seems to be enough as Brian takes the win.

The Brian Kendrick wins
...
...
...
...
...
...
Owens then picks up the list and throws the pen before throwing the clipboard to the side as well and finally shredding and even chewing the list. The crowd continues to boo and hurl obscenities at Owens as he walks out.  
...
He then asks Owens if he knows what happens when he betrays Jericho and lifts his pen in the air. Just as he does, Joe walks down the ramp, while Owens ambushes Jericho from behind. He rag-dolls him and Jericho tries to fight back but is finally slammed to the mat with a pop-up power bomb. 
...
Jericho then says that when his music hits at 'Mania, it's going to transport Owens back to his 16-year-old self and he's going to realise what he's gotten himself into. Jericho looks pumped as he paces around the ring and lets Y2J chants rain down on him. 
...
Jericho then fast-forwards the narrative to 2014 and points at the Titantron again at a conversation of Owens asking him for advice. He asks Owens to show his 'real face' at WrestleMania and cues highlights of Owens' match from Fastlane. He then goes on to say that he's not Owens' friend, he's his hero. 
...
He says that he will show us the real Kevin Owens and points at the Titantron at a picture of a young KO in a Jericho shot. Y2J says that Owens doesn't look like a prize fighter in that but a fan. 
...
Chants of Y2J rain down in the arena, which Jericho immediately acknowledges. He says he doesn't need KO because he has many friends in the crowd.  
...
Jericho receives a gigantic pop as he walks out.
...
We see Steph happen upon a dejected Bayley. Steph asks her if she needs a hug. Bayley then tells her that she admired her growing up but says that she has used everyone for all the time she has been on Raw. Steph then informs her that being the Champ she needs to defend her spot every time. She goes on to say that Bayley will face Jax tonight in a no-DQ match. If Nia wins, she will go to 'Mania. 
...
...
...
...
...
Charlotte goes for a kick but is countered with a double leg takedown. Dana then goes for the cover twice in quick succession. However, Charlotte connects a kick to the head after Dana provides a bit of resistance in the corner. The kick seems to be enough to put Brooke for the three-count.

Charlotte wins.
...
As Charlotte tries to go back in she is met by Dana but she works her way into the ring with a hard shoulder right at Brooke. However, Dana gets momentum again and plants to the mat Charlotte with a huge clothesline and then goes for the cover. 
...
Charlotte vs. Dana Brooke:

Dana begins with a waist lock takedown and begins to work Charlotte in the corner. Dana seems to have started strong and throws the Queen all over the ring and attempts a clothesline but Charlotte rolls out of the ring.
...
...
...
...
...
Cole tells us that we are joined by Kevin Wilk the man who is assisting Rollins with his rehab, He says that Seth's rehab is going good and calls him the most driven athlete he has seen. He says that although he is driven he doesn't believe that Seth can fight for a few months. 

He goes on to say that no doctor in America is going to clear Rollins in time for Mania. 

He then adds that if he does fight at Mania, Seth could be in physical rehab again soon after. 
...
...
As Foley continues his walk-out, he sees Bayley, whom he immediately hugs. He then turns around to see Triple H, who smiles and says, "Have a nice day!"
...
We return from the break to see dejected Sami being thanked by Foley. Mick tells Zayn that he is proud of him and Sami tells him that he's glad he got to meet his hero. Foley then walks up to Cesaro and Sheamus. The two thank him for putting them together. 
...
...
...
...
...
Joe nearly misses the count and looks dazed as he is cornered. However, as Zayn runs towards him he slams him on the mat. Joe finally locks in the Coquina clutch to secure the win.

Joe wins.
...
As Joe rolls out of the ring Zayn looks for the suicide dive but Samoa then trips him as he looks bounce off the ropes. As they stand outside the ring Joe looks to hit Zayn on the ring post but is slammed onto it himself. As Joe stands dazed, Zayn measures him up and jumps through the corner of the ring from the outside and plants Joe to the floor with a DDT.
...
Just as it looks like Zayn is almost done he lands a massive clothesline. He then climbs to the top rope and dives. After connecting he goes for the cover and misses. 
...
We see that Joe continued to dismantle Zayn during the break. We return from the commercial with Zayn in a back breaker in the centre of the ring. Joe hurls Zayn into the corner, slams into him and then spin kicks him to the head. Sami rolls out of the ring and Joe slams him to the joe with his boot. Zayn lays hurt, out side the ring and almost misses the count. 

However, he jumps back in in the last second. 
...
...
...
As Zayn stands in the corner he looks to stop the on-coming Joe with a kick. Joe instead lifts him onto the third rope and hits him with a spin kick onto the outside. Joe then allows himself a run-up and hurls himself onto a disoriented Zayn.
...
Zayn attempts a front kick followed by a few elbows as he bounces off the ropes. However, Joe remains standing. Joe then nails him to the mat with a quick power slam and goes for the cover but Sami kicks out. 
...
Joe then goes for the cover but Sami kicks out. 
...
Zayn gets Joe into the corner and beats down on him for a while. He then goes for the Blue thunder bomb but is stopped and slapped to the back instead. 
...
Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn

As we return from the break, we see Joe in control as he backs Zayn in the corner. Zayn begins to mount some offense of his own till Joe smashes him to the mat with a right hand. 
...
...
...
...
Right after the match is announced, Zayn bounces off the ropes and jumps onto Joe as he stands outside the ring. 
...
Zayn tells her he will only do the smart thing and not the right thing. Just as he says that, Joe's music hits and the menacing man walks down the ramp. Steph tells Joe to stand down and tells Zayn that his mouth has gotten him into trouble again. She then goes on to announce a match between Zayn and Joe, which will take place right now. 
...
Zayn tells Steph that she has made many mistakes that she never faced the consequences for. He tells her that his mentor has shown more character in the last 9 months than she has her whole life. 

Steph informs him that this is a little above his pay-grade and mocks his entry music. She tells him to do the smart thing and leave.
...
Steph says that everything is about Foley and not about the roster or the fans, unlike Mick always insists it is. She then says that the reason he was given index cards was because he barely remembers anything. Steph then says she has two words for him, 'You're fired!' As a dejected Foley walks out of the ring, Zayn's music hits. 
...
However, he looks up and screams, 'Index cards'. He then screams that Triple H handed him index cards before he entered the ring and his mic begins to go off intermittently. As he struggles with his mic issues, he is interrupted by Steph. 
...
He goes on to say that he wants everyone to speak about 'Mania rather than Triple H and Steph and finally says that for his own peace of mind he is taking a leave of absence.  
...
The New York crowd chants for Foley as he takes out a note and begins to read from it. The second he begins to do so, the crowd begins to boo. Foley thanks Triple H and Steph for the opportunity he has received and added that he put that in jeopardy after his actions last week. 
...
Raw begins with a sombre Mick Foley hobbling down the ring.
...
Welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Monday Night RAW. Stay tuned, coverage will start in 5 minutes.
...
Snapshot from WWE's website
...
Xavier Woods advertised for tonight's Raw Finn Balor not appearing?

After the recent Paige online content controversy, there were rumors that the New Day might keep them off TV for a while. However, Woods is advertised for tonight's Raw.

Even after working WWE live events the past two weekends, Finn Balor is not advertised for tonight's RAW.
...
Monday Night RAW Preview:

Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman settle the score

Roman Reigns has a near-insurmountable task ahead as he prepares to take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania. But first he’ll need to resolve his unfinished business with Braun Strowman, who has been on the warpath since his defeat to The Big Dog at WWE Fastlane.This past Monday on Raw, after Reigns shrugged off the warnings of WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and vowed to retire The Deadman during The Ultimate Thrill Ride, Strowman blindsided “The Guy” and left him reeling on the entrance ramp. Because of this attack, Raw General Manager Mick Foley scheduled a match between the warring rivals this Monday night on Raw. Will Reigns be able to conquer The Monster Among Men as his fateful WrestleMania battle with The Phenom draws closer?

Do repercussions await Mick Foley?

After attempting to “fire” Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and being humiliated in the middle of the ring by Triple H, General Manager Mick Foley had finally had enough, sliding his right hand into his trusted Mr. Socko and applying the dreaded Mandible Claw to The Cerebral Assassin.This Attitude Era-esque moment brought the WWE Universe in Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena to its feet before Stephanie saved her husband with a low blow to Foley, but longtime fans of The Hardcore Legend will be far less enthused about what happens next. Triple H and Stephanie don’t exactly forgive and forget, so one wonders if Foley’s days as Raw GM are now numbered.


Will “Heyman’s Theory of WrestleMania Relativity” ring true?

Per Brock Lesnar advocate-turned-physicist Paul Heyman, “F-5 = Lesnar goes up, down goes Goldberg.” Heyman is known for hyperbole in certain instances, but after The Beast Incarnate finally got the better of the Universal Champion on the March 6 edition of Raw by way of that finishing maneuver, it’s much easier to believe that Lesnar’s bout with Goldberg at WrestleMania will be far different from the big men’s recent encounters at Survivor Series and Royal Rumble.Indeed, Lesnar’s successful attack on Goldberg proved to be an appropriately stomach-turning twist for their rivalry en route to The Ultimate Thrill Ride. And as Lesnar ups his game in pursuit of redemption — not to mention the coveted Universal Championship — so, too, must Goldberg prepare for what could be his greatest battle yet.

Chris Jericho to expose the “real” Kevin Owens on "The Highlight Reel"

Chris Jericho’s “The Highlight Reel” has featured some incredible guests since its 2003 inception — including Goldberg, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and even Kevin Owens — but Monday’s edition might be the most enlightening instalment yet. After Owens betrayed him during “The Festival of Friendship,” the United States Champion is out to expose his former best friend for who he truly is and, as such, he has invited the “real” Kevin Owens to the set for an unconventional instalment of his talk show.What exactly does the curator of “The List of Jericho” have in store for The Prizefighter, and how might this unusual “Highlight Reel” change the landscape of their United States Championship Match at WrestleMania? Whatever happens, controversy is sure to follow.

Will Triple H’s attack keep Seth Rollins from WrestleMania?

Seth Rollins made a surprising appearance on Monday’s Raw to get some pre-WrestleMania retribution against Triple H. Unfortunately for Rollins, The Cerebral Assassin was one step ahead, brutalising the would-be “Kingslayer’s” recently injured knee with his own crutch.Rollins is no less resolute in his quest to take down The Game at WrestleMania, turning The Ultimate Thrill Ride into the ultimate nightmare for the calculating WWE COO. However, given Triple H’s ruthless barrage on The Architect’s knee, one must imagine that the chances of seeing Rollins hit the ring in Orlando are slim at best.

Dana Brooke to bring her new attitude to Brooklyn, N.Y.

Having finally had enough of being browbeaten by Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke finally snapped on her mentor and delivered an unexpected beatdown to The Queen that indefinitely severed their association.WWE.com reporters caught up with the powerhouse moments after the assault on Charlotte, and she revealed that her actions were “a long time coming” and that she’s “not finished with her yet.” How will Charlotte respond to the actions of her one-time protégé, and how might this new mindset alter Dana’s trajectory on The Road to WrestleMania? Plus, will Charlotte be distracted as she prepares to battle Bayley and Sasha Banks in a Raw Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match during The Ultimate Thrill Ride?

Credits: WWE.com