Monday Night Raw is currently airing a new episode live on the USA Network. Here’s everything that has happened so far:
10:34 – Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman defeat Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn. The match ends when Braun Strowman pins Sami Zayn. Afterwards, Strowman picks up Sami Zayn and walks him over to the commentary table. But before Strowman can do anything, Seth Rollins and then Roman Reigns both take him down. Reigns and Rollins start clearing off the commentary table themselves so they can throw Strowman through it, but suddenly, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho attack them. Roman, Jericho, Owens and Rollins all start brawling, and finally, Kevin Owens throws Roman Reigns through the commentary table as the show draws to a close.
10:30 – Backstage, Alicia Fox says that she and Cedric Alexander are just having a minor disagreement and she doesn’t want to talk about. When pressed further, Fox completely flips out and continuously screams, “I don’t want to talk about it!”
10:24 – Backstage, Nia Jax is asked why she attacked Sasha Banks during training earlier today. Nia says that the aura around “The Boss” is now over and people see the truth.
10:15 – Cedric Alexander defeats Brian Kendrick. Not long into the match, Alicia Fox runs out and tries to help Cedric. This distraction nearly allows Kendrick to score the victory, but Cedric is able to recover and pin Brian Kendrick. After the match, Alicia Fox tries to embrace Cedric Alexander, but he brushes her off.
10:09 – Backstage, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho approach Braun Strowman, wanting to talk strategy. Kevin Owens suggests Braun Strowman beat up Roman Reigns so bad that he’s out of action for, say, two weeks. Braun says that he does what he wants when he wants. Tonight, he says, he’s going to make Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn scream for mercy.
9:56 – Charlotte enters. She says she didn’t become Women’s Champion overnight; she achieved her success because she outworked all of her opponents. Bayley, on the other hand, is totally average. Charlotte proceeds to show a bunch of pictures of Bayley with famous wrestlers, mocking her as being just some dorky fan. She then shows a bunch of old poems that Baley wrote when she was young, plus an essay she wrote in high school about how she wanted to become a pro wrestlers.
Bayley enters. She says that what Charlotte is doing is not necessarily. Charlotte tells Bayley that this is who she is: an average fan. Bayley says that she’s not ashamed of her love for the WWE and that she wasn’t fortunate enough to have a famous wrestler dad like Charlotte.
9:45 – Big E defeats Titus O’Neil.
9:36 – The New Day enters. They say that this year’s Royal Rumble is shaping up to be one of the best ever. They then address the fact that the three of them will be fighting against one another in the Royal Rumble match, but they agree that if any of them wins, they all win.
Titus O’Neil enters. For the third week in a row, he tries to convince them to let him into The New Day. They come to an agreement that Titus will fight Big E, and if Titus wins, he gets Big E’s spot at the Royal Rumble.
9:33 – Backstage, Neville says that Rich Swann is a hypocrite and he’s too proud to admit when he’s defeated. He will kneel and hand his championship to the one and only true king of the cruiserweights at Royal Rumble, Neville says.
9:27 – Tony Nese is scheduled to fight Rich Swann, but Neville runs out and starts attacking Swann before the match can begin. Tony Nese tries to at least get in on the action, but Neville attacks him and throws him out of the ring.
9:23 – Backstage, Sami Zayn talks to Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, trying to formulate a plan for defeating Braun Strowman. Roman and Seth seem to think they have things under control, and when Sami Zayn goes in for a fist bump, they both walk off.
9:15 – A video package is aired paying tribute to Jimmy Snuka.
8:53 – Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeat Cesaro and Sheamus. This is a match for the Raw Tag Team Championship, and at first it’s announced that Gallows and Anderson won the match and the title. But there’s some discussion at ringside, and it’s subsequently announced that Gallows and Anderson won by disqualification because Sheamus hit a referee. Therefore, Cesaro and Sheamus lose the match but retain the title.
8:39 – Ariya Daivari defeats Lince Dorado. The match ends when Lince Dorado taps out.
8:24 – Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeat Rusev and Jinder Mahal. The match ends when Enzo Amore tags Jinder Mahal.
8:04 – Roman Reigns enters. He says he can’t really complain about being outnumbered last week considering his history with The Shield. But at the Royal Rumble, Kevin Owens is going to be the one complaining because he’s not going to have Chris Jericho to save him, Roman says.
Paul Heyman enters, saying that Brock Lesnar is here tonight for the first time since Survivor Series. Roman wonders why he isn’t out with Paul right now.
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho enter. Owens brags that he and Jericho are now both the Universal and the United States Champions. Jericho declares that he and Owens will fight at WrestleMania, and no matter who wins, they still remain the Universal and United States Champions. Owens doesn’t seem as thrilled with this, saying he will remain Universal Champion after WrestleMania no matter who he faces.
Seth Rollins enters. He says that since he missed the entire WrestleMania last year, he’s going to be sure he gets in the main event this year.
Braun Strowman enters and stares down Roman Reigns. But before he can say anything…
Brock Lesnar enters. Suddenly, Sami Zayn attacks Braun Strowman from behind, and a brawl breaks out in the ring. Lesnar soon gets in on the action, taking out Seth Rollins and then Sami Zayn. He stands in the ring by himself and encourages Braun Strowman to come and fight. Strowman stares Lesnar down for a few seconds before backing down and leaving the ring. While Lesnar is distracted, Roman Regisn comes in with a Superman punch. Reigns then brawls with Chris Jericho, but that gives Lesnar an opportunity to attack Roman. The segment ends with Lesnar standing in the ring above Roman Reigns, as Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins, and Chris Jericho lie injured at ringside and Strowman slowly walks away.
8:00 – The show opens with a graphic paying tribute to Jimmy Snuka, who died this past week. There is then a video packing celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.