Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar returns to address Goldberg’s comments made during last week’s show. Plus, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Seth Rollins face one another in a triple threat match that could undermine Jeri-KO, and Sami Zayn attempts to be the first to take down Braun Strowman. It all goes down at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the USA Network, with the show being broadcast live from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read on for match results and spoilers, followed by a preview of the night’s events written earlier this afternoon.
8:00 – Chris Jericho enters. He tells the audience he has some terrible news: tonight’s triple threat match between Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens has been cancelled. Why? Because somebody has stolen the List of Jericho. He says that he won’t leave the ring until he has the list back.
Kevin Owens enters. Jericho says that surely Kevin Owens didn’t take the list, right? Owens says he doesn’t have it and frankly he doesn’t care who does. But Owens will help Jericho find the list after the triple threat match, he says. Jericho doubles down on saying he won’t participate in the match until he gets the list back.
Stephanie McMahon enters. She says she doesn’t have the list, but she’s going to do everything in her power to make sure it’s returned to Jericho. Until then, though, Jericho needs to listen to Owens and get ready for his triple threat match. Jericho flips out, saying there’s no match until he gets the list.
Seth Rollins enters, clearly holding the list behind his back but denying that he has it. Rollins plays dumb before revealing the list and saying, “I found the list, everybody!” Stephanie orders Rollins to bring the list out to Jericho. Rollins points out, though, that Stephanie McMahon herself is on the list for putting Kevin Owens in Hell in a Cell. Owens says that Rollins knows he’ll lose tonight’s triple threat, which is why he’s pulling this stunt. Rollins fires back by reading the last name on Chris Jericho’s list: “My former best friend, Kevin Owens.” Jericho denies that Kevin Owens is on the list.
Rollins says that he’s going to make his own list of all the parts of Kevin Owens’ body that will never be the same after Hell in a Cell. He also says that if Chris Jericho wants his list back, he should come and get it, proceeding to walk out with the list in hand.
8:19 – Backstage, Stephanie McMahon asks Seth Rollins where the list is because Chris Jericho is looking for it. Rollins says that Stephanie is afraid of what’s going to happen if Rollins, the man she turned her back on, becomes the WWE Universal Champion. But Rollins says he doesn’t have the list anymore because he left it in the locker room.
8:22 – Enzo Amore and Big Cass enter the ring. During Enzo’s introduction, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson mess with their microphones, interrupting the promo. Gallows and Anderson enter, explaining they paid off someone in the production office. They say that the fun and games are over.
8:24 – Enzo Amore defeats Karl Anderson after Big Cass intervenes and kicks Anderson in the face.
8:38 – In a pre-taped video, Rusev says he slept like a baby last night because he knows that Roman Reigns’ hold on the U.S. Championship is coming to an end this Sunday.
8:40 – The New Day enters. They say that this Sunday, they’ll be defending their championship against Cesaro, a great athlete, and Sheamus, who’s…not as great. Big E pronounces his name as “shame us,” and Kofi Kingston says all of us should feel shame for letting Sheamus continue to wrestle. Xavier Woods instructs the audience to chant “shame!” at Sheamus.
8:47 – Cesaro and Sheamus defeat The New Day after Sheamus pins Big E. The New Day appears shocked as the match ends and they suffer a defeat ahead of Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, where they’ll face Cesaro and Sheamus with the title on the line.
9:05 – Backstage, Chris Jericho is still desperately searching for the List of Jericho.
9:11 – Dana Brooke fights Bayley…in an arm wrestling match. A special arm wrestling table is brought into the ring and everything. Dana Brooke insists that Bayley users her right arm, which is currently injured. Because of that, Dana Brooke easily wins. They have a second match, this time with Bayley using her left arm. Dana Brooke wins again after attacking Bayley during the match. She proceeds to attack Bayley in the ring, though Bayley is able to fight back a bit and throw Dana Brooke out of the ring.
9:17 – Chris Jericho is still looking for the List of Jericho. He demands Stephanie McMahon help him find the list. Stephanie fires back at him, saying she doesn’t have time for this and adding that Jericho is fighting in his triple threat match no matter what. Jericho stands his ground, but Stephanie says that if Jericho doesn’t compete tonight, he’s suspended.
9:23 – Curtis Axel says that he really did Bo-lieve in Bo, but last week, Bo betrayed him. He gets the crowd riled up when he talks about the fact that he’s from Minnesota.
9:26 – Bo Dallas defeats Curtis Axel.
9:34 – Chris Jericho finally finds the list…which is in the hands of Braun Strowman. A very intimidated Jericho asks for the list back, and Strowman hands it over while angrily observing that Sami Zayn’s name isn’t on the list. Jericho adds Braun’s name to the list.
9:36 – In a pre-taped video, Roman Reigns responds to Rusev, telling him he has no idea what it’s like inside Hell in a Cell. Most importantly, Rusev doesn’t know what it’s like to win inside Hell in a Cell, but he does.
9:39 – The Golden Truth defeats The Shining Stars. Outside the ring, Titus O’Neil clashes with Mark Henry, and that distraction allows The Golden Truth to pick up the victory.
9:52 – Mick Foley introduces Charlotte and Sasha Banks so they can sign a contract for their Hell in a Cell match. Foley warns that once they sign, there is no turning back. Both of them are quite enthusiastic to sign, showing no hesitation. But when Charlotte asks Foley to hand over the contract, he doesn’t, saying that he doesn’t think either of them understands what they’re getting involved in here. Both of them insist they fully understand, with Charlotte saying she will win the title back because she’s the only reason title means anything in the first place. Foley goes on an impassioned rant saying that his own Hell in a Cell match left him a changed person. Even after what Foley said, both Charlotte and Sasha sign the contract.
10:12 – Rich Swann defeats Brian Kendrick while T.J. Perkins sits in on commentary and trash talks Kendrick, his Hell in a Cell opponent.
10:24 – Backstage, Kevin Owens says that the triple threat match tonight won’t impact his relationship with Chris Jericho. That’s because they’re on the same page that they’re going to take down Seth Rollins tonight.
10:32 – Braun Strowman fights Sami Zayn. Before the match starts, Strowman gets on the microphone, complaining to Mick Foley that Zayn is no real competition for him. But Sami Zayn attacks Strowman from behind while he’s speaking, setting Strowman off and getting things started. After throwing Sami Zayn into the barricade and injuring his back, Strowman leaves. As Strowman is walking away, Sami Zayn yells at him to come back and fight. This all happens before the match can technically begin.
10:38 – Backstage, Brian Kendrick asks T.J. Perkins for help. He tells T.J. that if he loses on Sunday, that’s probably it for him, which is a problem considering he needs to take care of him family. Meanwhile, Kendrick says, Perkins is young and can probably win the title again in the future. He asks Perkins to let him win at Hell in a Cell. Perkins leaves without responding to this request.
10:45 – Brock Lesnar enters with Paul Heyman. Heyman mocks Goldberg as a “wannabee superhero,” also individually calling out people in the crowd chanting for Goldberg. Not long after, both Heyman and Lesnar leave. Weirdly, it seems this whole bit was written with the premise that much of the crowd would be chanting for Goldberg, except virtually nobody does so, with a massive “Goldberg sucks!” chant breaking out as soon as Heyman scolds the crowd for cheering for Goldberg (which they weren’t, in fact, doing).
10:53 – Chris Jericho tells Kevin Owens that they’ll still be best friends no matter what happens tonight, and Kevin Owens tries to get a peak at the List of Jericho to see if he really is on it.
10:54 – Seth Rollins defeats Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens in a triple threat match. Jericho and Owens team up on Rollins, inflicting a good amount of damage for the majority of the match. But Rollins is able to come back from it, pinning both Jericho and Owens at the same time and earning a victory. After the match ends, Owens and Rollins continue to assault Rollins, who is left injured on the floor but who gets up to fight the two of them off. As the show ends, Kevin Owens delivers a devastating Apron Powerbomb to Seth Rollins.
Last week on Raw, Goldberg made his return after a 12 year absence, and he officially accepted Paul Heyman’s challenge to face Brock Lesnar. This all comes after Goldberg said in an interview that if he ever came back to the WWE, he’d like to take down The Beast. Tonight, Lesnar addresses the crowd in Minneapolis and has a chance to respond to Goldberg’s remarks. What will Lesnar have to say? And will the specifics of this match be revealed?
Plus, Stephanie McMahon wants Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens to prove they can continue to work together, and so she’s arranged for a triple threat match to take place tonight between Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. Based on last week, it seems that Jericho turning on Owens is inevitable at this point; it’s just a matter of when. Could it be tonight in Minneapolis when Jericho finally snaps and breaks ties with his best friend?
And after several months of Braun Strowman dominating local jobbers with basically no effort, he’s now being challenged by Sami Zayn. Why? Well because, as Zayn explained in an interview last week, nobody else will. Strowman has been demanding tougher competition, so will this satisfy him? Will Zayn be able to put up enough of a fight that we actually see Strowman’s first defeat on Monday Night Raw.
Also, Sasha Banks and Charlotte will presumably share final words with one another before their major title match that will main event Hell in a Cell, as will Roman Reigns and Rusev, and Cesaro and Sheamus will keep attempting to work together seemingly to no avail.