WWE RAW Results – 4/17/17 (Superstar Shake Up fallout this week)

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WWE RAW Results 4/17/17
WWE RAW Results
April 17, 2017
Columbus, Ohio
Commentary: Michael Cole, Booker T and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The show opens with a video that recaps the incredible assault on Roman Reigns by Braun Strowman last week. Strowman viciously attacked him, slamming a crate into his head, throwing him off a ledge while attached to a stretcher, and tipped over an ambulance with him inside.

Braun Strowman addresses his attack on Roman Reigns

Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he comes out to a big reception from the crowd. Strowman says, “I’m proud to say last week I broke Roman Reigns in half.” Strowman is proud that Reigns left in an ambulance and has a separated shoulder and cracked ribs. Strowman is damn sure proud that Reigns will not be here tonight. Each thing that Strowman is proud of got a louder and louder cheer. A “YES” chant fires up. Now that Reigns is out of his way, he intends to tear through the entire locker room to show the world that he is the monster among men.

Kurt Angle’s music hits, and the RAW General Manager makes his way to the ring while the crowd sings, “You suck!” Angle asks what more Strowman can do. He’s done enough damage. He’s even flipped over an ambulance with Reigns inside. Strowman says there is more to come. Angle says Reigns called him before they went on the air. Angle grants Reigns a match against Strowman at WWE Payback. Strowman says it’ll be Reigns’ funeral. As for tonight, Strowman should be suspended. The crowd boos this. Angle gives Strowman the night off. Strowman says Mick Foley played these games with him, but that didn’t get him anywhere. Strowman wants more competition tonight… or else. Angle asks, “Or else what?” Strowman approaches him, but then he drops the microphone and leaves.

There will be a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE RAW Women’s Title. Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, and Mickie James will be in the match. There will be an episode of Miz TV with special guest Dean Ambrose. Coming up next, Chris Jericho faces Samoa Joe.

Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he comes out to a nice reception. He’ll be on commentary for the next match.

-Commercial Break-

Samoa Joe vs. Chris Jericho

Footage is shown from two weeks ago of Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe attacking Chris Jericho backstage. Owens then gave Jericho a powerbomb through a table.

The bell rings, and Joe quickly powers Jericho to the corner before punching and kneeing away at him. Jericho slumps in the corner while Joe rakes his boot against his face. Joe hits the ropes, but Jericho dropkicks him down. Jericho goes to the top rope and connects with a cross-body block for a two count. Jericho takes him down, but Joe kicks him off. Joe charges, but Jericho pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Joe gets on the apron, but Jericho hits a springboard dropkick to send him back to the floor.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Joe pick Jericho up off the mat and hit a snapmare before chopping the back. Joe kicks him flat and drops an elbow for a two count. Joe attacks the shoulder and applies a nerve hold. Jericho fights up and punches out. Jericho chops him, but Joe knees him in the ribs and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho goes to the top rope and connects with a double axe handle. Jericho hits the ropes, but Joe stuns him with a powerslam for a near fall. Joe goes for an elbow drop, but Jericho moves and hits a Lionsault. Jericho recovers for a moment before picking up a two count. Jericho kicks him into the corner and charges, but Joe floors him with a modified STO out of the corner. Jericho avoids a second rope senton splash and applies the Walls of Jericho. Joe soon rolls out of it and punches him back. Jericho tries to turn it again, but Joe flings him off. Joe then goes for the Coquina Clutch, but he doesn’t have it fully locked in. Jericho tries to scale the turnbuckle and counter into a pin, but Joe kicks out. Joe then fully applies it. Jericho takes a few moments, but he has no choice but to submit.

Winner by Submission: Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe gets on the microphone and screams Seth Rollins’ name. Rollins gets up from commentary. Joe sarcastically says, “Behold the mighty king slayer.” Joe asks Rollins a question: does he remember what it sounded like when he arrived here? Joe remembers very well. It was the sound of his ligaments and joints popping as he collapsed to the ground. It was the sound of his screams of agony and pleads for mercy. That was just business. Rollins was a designated target by his benefactor, Triple H. Joe cares about his clientele. What he did to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon was disgusting. When he steps into the ring at WWE Payback, it’ll be personal. Rollins says Joe almost cost him his career, so it is personal. In two weeks, he’ll show him that, “Payback is a bitch.”

Anderson and Gallows are walking backstage when they walk past “The Drifter” Elias Sampson playing the guitar.

Elsewhere backstage, Braun Strowman annihilates their opponents, The Golden Truth. Strowman knocks R-Truth down and throws Goldust through a fence door. Strowman then punches R-Truth down and kicks him into a cart. Agents run over to back him up.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of Braun Strowman viciously attacking The Golden Truth backstage.

Braun Strowman is sitting in a locker room when a referee walks up to him. The referee nervously tells him that he has the night off. Strowman says he’ll leave when he wants to. Strowman stands up and towers over the referee before asking if he has a problem with that. The referee backs off.

Anderson and Gallows are in the ring. Karl Anderson says Braun Strowman gave The Golden Truth the “United Airlines treatment” and left them on standby. They left Japan and came here for two reasons: to be mean and make green. Luke Gallows says Kurt Angle better line up some nerds in the locker room so they can do both right now.

The music of Enzo and Cass hits to a big reception, and they come out to the stage to a big reception. Enzo goes through his usual shtick while the crowd sings along. Enzo says the Superstar Shake-up came and went, and Monday is still the realest night of the week. Cass says they can see the future. There are two bald heads, four black eyes, and only one word to describe them: S-A-W-F-T!

Gallows and Anderson vs. Enzo and Cass

Big Cass starts against Karl Anderson. Cass knees him down and clubs the back. Cass punches away at him while Michael Cole mentions The Revival is out for eight weeks. Enzo is tagged in, and Cass throws him into Anderson. Enzo wrenches the arm and tags Cass back in. Cass clubs him down before punching away at him. Cass sends him into the ropes and shoulder blocks him down. Cass then clotheslines Anderson over the top rope. Enzo tags in, and Cass throw him into Anderson and Gallows on the floor. They get in the ring and celebrate.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Enzo fight off Anderson and Gallows, but he can’t make the tag. Anderson floors Enzo with a flying boot for a near fall. During the commercial break, Anderson took advantage of a distraction to gain control. Enzo fights up from an arm bar, but Anderson whips him hard into his corner. Gallows tags in and kicks Enzo. Gallows applies a wristlock, but Enzo fights up. Gallows quickly takes him back down with an arm breaker. Gallows continues to work over the arm before kicking him down in the corner. Anderson tags in and drops a knee. Anderson works on the arm before viciously slamming Enzo down with a sloppy spinebuster for a near fall. Gallows tags back in, but Enzo fights him off and comes off the second rope with a diving DDT. Anderson stops Enzo from tagging in and punches him down in the corner. Enzo avoids a running boot in the corner. Both men fall out of the ring. Enzo gets in and tags Big Cass.

Big Cass takes down Gallows and Anderson. Cass avalanches Anderson in the corner and hits a sidewalk slam. Cass drops the Empire Elbow before hitting a nasty big boot. Enzo is tagged in, and they go for Bada Boom Shakalaka, but Cass throws Enzo into Gallows. Cass then big boots Gallows over the top rope and goes over with him. Anderson then slams Enzo into the turnbuckles and picks up the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Gallows and Anderson

They hype up the fact that Mickie James is in the Fatal 4-Way later tonight. Coming up next, The Miz will have Dean Ambrose on Miz TV.

-Commercial Break-

A highlight video for Nia Jax is shown. She’ll be in the #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship.

Miz TV with special guest Dean Ambrose

The Miz and Maryse make their way to the ring to boos from the crowd. A replay is shown of their debut on RAW last week being spoiled by Dean Ambrose. Miz welcomes the crowd to the most must see WWE talkshow in history. Last week, he and his beautiful, gorgeous, sexy wife shocked the world by coming over to RAW in the Superstar Shake-Up. Little did they know that their yacht had a stowaway.

Dean Ambrose’s music interrupts them, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring to a nice reception. Ambrose says he’s been looking forward to this all week. Miz says Ambrose jumped the gun a little by spoiled their introduction. Ambrose also spoiled their debut. Ambrose says they’re in neutral territory. They’re both from Ohio, and Ambrose plays to the crowd a bit much to their delight. Ambrose says, “I’m glad that worked.” As for Maryse, she wouldn’t know anything about it since she’s Canadian. Miz asks if he thinks this is a joke. Ambrose says Miz’ maroon suit is a joke. Miz says he dresses like this because he respects what a WWE superstar is. He looks, acts, walks, and talks the part because he is the part. Ambrose doesn’t care with his cheap shirts and greasy hair. Ambrose is a disgrace to what a WWE Superstar should be. Ambrose makes them look like “wrasslers.” Ambrose should put on a fanny pack and take them back 30 years ago. The crowd loves Ambrose, which is why he’s given opportunity after opportunity. Ambrose was the first pick from the draft. Who is WWE Champion heading into SummerSlam? Ambrose. What did he do with all that momentum? He wasted it. Six months later at WrestleMania, where was Ambrose? Barely a blip on the card. Ambrose never breaks the glass ceiling not because he’s not talented. Ambrose is lazy and complacent.

Ambrose says he could do all that, but it doesn’t matter. What he wears doesn’t matter. It’s about heart. There are a lot of guys in WWE that care about image and pretend to be something they’re not. They care about “branding.” Ambrose isn’t a brand. He’s Dean Ambrose. Ambrose doesn’t care about movies, talk shows, or endorsement deals. He loves this. It doesn’t matter if he does it in front of 20 people or 90,000. The reason he’s Intercontinental Champion is because he loves this. Ambrose did beat Miz for the title. Maryse stands in between them. She calls him a “dirty little street rat.” Holding the title doesn’t make him a championship. She says the man makes the championship. Ambrose asks Maryse to hold the microphone, and she obliges. Miz turns his back and starts talking about how he made the Intercontinental Championship mean something. Ambrose is slowly taking off his jacket and title. Miz says the Intercontinental Championship is a joke now. Ambrose attacks him and punches him down. Maryse hits Ambrose, so Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Ambrose fights out. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Miz escapes.

Braun Strowman is seen dragging Kalisto around by the arm backstage. Strowman says Roman Reigns is garbage, and now Kalisto is, too. Strowman throws Kalisto in a garbage bin. Big Show all of a sudden blindsides Strowman and knocks him down. Big Show tells him to pick on someone his own size.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of what just happened between Braun Strowman and Big Show. The match is made official for tonight.

Cruiserweight Match
TJ Perkins vs. Jack Gallagher

Footage is shown of TJ Perkins turning on Austin Aries last week on RAW. Neville influenced Perkins to attack Aries by telling him Aries took opportunities away from him.

Neville is introduced before the match begins, and he makes his way to ringside to watch. Austin Aries’ music hits, and he comes out to the stage. Aries says he didn’t know they were having a special viewing party. Aries invites himself and introduces himself as the man who will soon be the Cruiserweight Champion. Aries takes a folding chair and sits right next to Neville.

The bell rings, and Neville gets to his feet to talk trash to Aries. Neville then rolls his chair away. Gallagher applies a side headlock and takes him down. Perkins fights up, but Gallagher takes him right back down. Aries is eating a banana at ringside. Gallagher keeps the headlock applied until Perkins fights out and applies an arm bar. Gallagher uniquely twists out and takes him down before adjusting his mustache wax. Gallagher then reclines into a pin for a one count. Perkins comes back with a head-scissor and does a dab. Gallagher hooks the head, but Perkins gets out. Gallagher takes him down and does the dab to mock Perkins. Perkins takes the umbrella and throws it to ringside. Gallagher is angered. Gallagher does a handstand into the corner and kicks Perkins back. Perkins hangs himself in the ropes, so Gallagher dives at him. Perkins moves, and Gallagher nearly lands on his head at ringside!

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Perkins stretching Gallagher out in the ring. Gallagher fights up, but Perkins punches him down. Gallagher lands on his feet to counter a suplex, and he uppercuts him down. Gallagher slams him down and hits a powerslam for a near fall. Perkins elbows him back and hits a springboard forearm to take him down. Gallagher takes him down with a vicious head-butt that sends Perkins out of the ring. Gallagher picks up the umbrella and opens it up. Gallagher goes to the top rope and does the Mary Poppins senton to the floor. Gallagher gets him into the ring, but Perkins rolls back out. Gallagher goes outside to retrieve him, but Perkins throws him into Aries. Perkins gets in the ring, and Aries gets on the apron. Neville quickly sweeps his feet. Perkins kicks the middle rope into Gallagher’s face and hits the Detonation Kick for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: TJ Perkins

TJ Perkins stands triumphantly behind Neville while they go up the ramp.

Alexa Bliss is hyped up. She’ll be in the Fatal 4-Way to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship. Later tonight, we’ll also see Jeff Hardy in singles action against Cesaro.

-Commercial Break-

Akira Tozawa is telling Apollo Crews that he’s happy he’s on RAW. Titus O’Neil walks up, and Tozawa nervously walks away. O’Neil congratulates Crews on his wife’s pregnancy. O’Neil asks how he’s going to make an impact. Crews says he’ll keep fighting to break down doors. O’Neil suggests he join with the Titus Brand and gives him his card.

Mike Rome is backstage with The Hardy Boyz. Matt Hardy says the lights are brighter and the crowds are louder. Jeff Hardy says WrestleMania was incredible. They’re excited to be back and ready to be part of the new era on RAW. Sheamus and Cesaro walk up and welcome them back to Monday Night RAW. Sheamus remembers being in Ireland watching them steal the show at WrestleMania X-7. They earned everyone’s respect that night. Sheamus says without the aid of ladders, it’ll be an honor for them to beat the Hardys and win the titles back. Matt says ladders are wonderful, but they’ll see at Payback that they don’t need them to beat them. Cesaro says they’ll see them out there.

Sasha Banks makes her entrance. The Fatal 4-Way is next.

-Commercial Break-

#1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way
Sasha Banks vs. Alex Bliss vs. Mickie James vs. Nia Jax

Banks and James throw Bliss into Jax, and Bliss falls down. Jax dominates Banks and James early on. Jax absolutely whiffs on a kick that is sold. Bliss breaks up the pin. Bliss slaps Jax in the face. Bliss tries to beg her off and runs away. James and Banks dropkick Jax out of the ring. Banks and James circle the ring and lock up. Banks rolls James up for a one count. James gets a jackknife pin for a one count. Bayley is seen watching backstage. James dropkicks Banks down, but Banks quickly comes back with a head-scissor takeover. James takes her down with a hurricanrana and follows up with a neckbreaker, but Jax pulls her out of the ring. Banks then takes takes Jax and James out with a suicide dive.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Bliss attacking James. Jax comes in and slam Bliss before slamming Banks onto Bliss. Jax then slams James onto both of them. Jax covers James for a two count. James rag dolls her around with a sleeper hold. Jax throws James down and continues to dominate everyone. Banks tries to fight back, but Jax gives her some back elbows and applies a bear hug. Banks counters into a guillotine choke, but Jax counters that into a suplex. James breaks up the pin and clubs away at Jax. Jax grabs her by the throat and lifts her up. Bliss is shown waiting for her cue to get into the match. James transitions into an arm bar, and Jax goes down wrong. This looks bad. Jax powers up and haphazardly dumps James into the corner. Bliss goes to the top rope, but Jax scares her away. Jax charges and hits the ring post shoulder first. Banks is knocked out of the ring, and it’s James and Bliss. James takes Bliss down with a poor looking cross-body. James goes for a DDT, but Banks stops it. Banks kicks Bliss in the face and hits double knees, but Jax rips her out of the ring before the cover. James pulls Jax off the apron. Bliss then knocks James into Jax. It’s down to Bliss and Banks now. Bliss talks trash before Banks applies the Bank Statement. James breaks it up. James and Banks trade punches before James hits a flapjack. Banks crotches her on the top rope and goes for a superplex. Jax hits Banks with a Samoan Drop. Bliss dropkicks Jax away and pins Banks for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss

Alex Bliss is the #1 Contender for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship.

Charly Caruso interviews Big Show backstage. Big Show says Braun Strowman needs to know how it feels to be intimidated. Tonight, Strowman will get a big dose of his own medicine.

-Commercial Break-

Curt Hawkins is in the ring again. Hawkins says he’s the reason Big Show is in the main event tonight since he was in the ring with him last week. Who wants to come out and join the Curt Hawkins Star Factory? Finn Bálor answers the challenge.

Curt Hawkins vs. Finn Bálor

Bálor quickly ducks a chop and takes Hawkins down with a dropkick. Bálor follows up with a Sling Blade before dropkicking him into the corner. Bálor finishes him off with the Coup de Grâce for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Finn Bálor

Bray Wyatt will have a message for Randy Orton, next.

Dulé Hill from the movie “Sleight” is shown at ringside. They show a clip from the movie.

-Commercial Break-

Mike Rome is backstage with Chris Jericho. Jericho says he lost to Samoa Joe, but there’s nothing to be ashamed of with that. Jericho says he’s sidetracked by his rematch against Kevin Owens, that stupid idiot. Owens calls himself “The Face of America.” Owens is ugly. America deserves The Face of Jericho: Frame it in, man. If Jericho wins the United States Championship, he’ll go to Smackdown Live. Wherever he goes, the friends of Jericho will follow him. Jericho gets the crowd fired up, and a “Y2J” chant fires up. Jericho says this is a great group and calls him Tom, thinking he’s Tom Phillips. They go back and forth as to whether he’s Tom Phillips. Jericho tricks him into calling himself Tom. Jericho asks if you know what happens when you don’t know your own name. “The Drifter” Elias Sampson walks through the shot. Jericho says Rome is off the hook. Jericho asks the “strange, straggling wanderer” if he knows what happens when you walk through Chris Jericho’s promo. YOU JUST MADE THE LIST! Jericho thanks “Tom” and walks off.

Bray Wyatt is backstage, and he has a question: what are you afraid of? Are you afraid of the dark? Is it the fear of the unknown? Is it the monster that lives underneath your bed? Fear is what brings everyone together. It is the common bond. Wyatt is not like everyone else. He doesn’t bow down to the feet of fear. He controls it and harnesses it. Fear lives within his House of Horrors. Wyatt knows Randy Orton is scared. He can smell it. In his House of Horrors, all Orton’s fears will come to light. Wyatt will drag him down the hill so far his skin will blister. Before he reaches the light, he’ll drop him back into the abyss. Orton will feel like an infidel in chains forced to gnaw on his own arms to escape. Orton will know fear, pain, and horror. This will be his ecstasy. Orton’s suffering and pain will fuel him.  The House of Horrors will forever be the nightmare at the end of his dreams. When he leaves the House of Horrors, he’ll burn it to the ground with Orton inside. Wyatt says, “Come, join me, Randy, in the fire where it all began. In the fire is where it shall end. It all burns down here, Randy.” Wyatt laughs before saying, “Run!”

Coming up next, Jeff Hardy will face Cesaro.

-Commercial Break-

Dana Brooke is talking with Alicia Fox backstage. Emma walks up and says Dana was making fun of Fox being humiliated on WWE 205 Live. Fox says she doesn’t want to be Dana’s friend anymore. Dana is angry over the lie. Emma says Dana wants to stand on her own two feet, so she wants to see how good her balance is.

Jeff Hardy w/ Matt Hardy vs. Cesaro w/ Sheamus

They lock up, and Hardy wrenches the arm. Cesaro twists through and kips up before taking him down. Hardy twists through and gets to his feet. Cesaro sends him into the ropes, but Hardy holds on and dropkicks him out of the ring. Hardy hits a slingshot dropkick before diving off the apron with a clothesline. Hardy gets him in the ring and picks up a one count. Hardy sends him into the ropes, but Cesaro catches a leapfrog and slams him down. Hardy gets out of the ring and limps around. Cesaro follows him out and hits a running uppercut. Cesaro gets him back in the ring and picks up a two count. Cesaro gets him in the ring, but Hardy comes back with a jawbreaker. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Cesaro rolls out of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Cesaro send Hardy out of the ring hard. Matt Hardy checks on his brother at ringside. Cesaro gets Hardy back in the ring and picks up a two count. Cesaro covers again for a near fall. Cesaro applies a chin lock. Hardy fights up and takes him down with a clothesline. Cesaro sidesteps an avalanche and uppercuts him down for a near fall. Cesaro punches away at him before whipping him into the ropes. Hardy comes back with a clothesline and an inverted atomic drop. Hardy follows up with a low dropkick and a splash for a near fall. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Cesaro counters into an uppercut for a near fall. Hardy kicks him away, but Cesaro comes back with a springboard spinning uppercut for another near fall. Cesaro goes for a Cesaro Swing, but Hardy counters into a mule kick. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Cesaro crotches him with an uppercut. Cesaro goes to the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Hardy crotches him on the top rope. Cesaro falls to the floor. Cesaro gets back into the ring and sidesteps an avalanche. Hardy elbows him and hits the Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy dropkicks him in the corner and goes for a slingshot dropkick, but Cesaro moves. Cesaro picks up a two count. Cesaro goes for the Gotch Neutralizer, but Hardy gets out and hits a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the top rope and hits the Swanton Bomb for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy

Matt Hardy and Sheamus get in the ring. Sheamus stares at him before checking on his partner. Sheamus extends his hand, as does Cesaro. The Hardy Boyz shake hands with their opponents at WWE Payback.

Mike Rome is outside the trainer’s room to give an update on The Golden Truth, but he’s interrupted by Heath Slater and Rhyno. Rhyno is eating crackers with cheese whiz. Slater is talking about how he’s making money finally, but they’re scared off by Braun Strowman who walks by, ready for the main event.

-Commercial Break-

Braun Strowman vs. The Big Show

Braun Strowman meets Big Show on the ramp, and they start fighting. Strowman sends him into the barricade. Big Show fights back and punches him before sending him into the steel steps. Big Show then sends him into the barricade, and it moves a good bit.

Big Show gets him in the ring, and the bell rings to officially start the match. Big Show gives Strowman a hip toss over the top rope. Big Show hits the ropes and connects with a baseball slide. Big Show then sends him into the second set of steel steps. Big Show pulls him up to the apron, but Strowman punches him back. Strowman hits the ropes and dropkicks him down. Strowman wrenches the arm, but Big Show twists out. Strowman rolls through and kips up before hitting a judo arm drag! Strowman hits another arm drag, and Big Show falls on him. Strowman goes for a slam, but Big Show fights him off. Big Show goes for a slam, but Strowman fights him off. Strowman tries to lift him, but Big Show gets him off his feet, but he can’t slam him. Finally, Big Show scoop slams Strowman down. Big Show goes for a Chokeslam, but Strowman slaps his hand away and hits a textbook suplex. Strowman kicks Big Show and taunts the crowd. Strowman head-butts him down and kicks him in the ribs. Strowman steps on Big Show and flexes. Strowman is taking his time with Big Show. Strowman gives him a crossface and stands over him. A “Let’s go Big Show/Let’s go Strowman” chant fires up. Big Show gets to his feet, and Strowman scoops him up for a Powerslam, but Big Show slides off and powers him to the corner. Big Show then avalanches him in the corner. Big Show gets him on the top rope and chops the chest. Big Show goes for a superplex. A loud “YES” chant fires up, but Strowman fights him off. Strowman jumps off the second rope into a Chokeslam for a near fall. Big Show balls up his fist, but Strowman ducks the Knockout Punch and connects with a Powerslam for a near fall! Strowman circles the ring and goes to the top rope. Big Show crotches him on the top rope and head-butts him. Big Show goes for a superplex, but Strowman crotches him on the top rope. Big Show falls to the mat. Strowman jumps off the second rope into a Knockout Punch, but he kicks out at two and a half! Big Show is stunned. Big Show goes to the top rope, but Strowman cuts him off. Strowman climbs the ropes and gives him a SUPERPLEX THAT IMPLODES THE RING!! The crowd is going wild. After seeing a few replays, Strowman gets to his feet and raises his arms up!

No Contest

Braun Strowman celebrates on the ramp and says everyone will fall to the monster. Medical personnel check on Big Show, who hasn’t moved a muscle since the superplex.


Quick Match Results

* Samoa Joe def. Chris Jericho via Submission
* Gallows and Anderson def. Enzo and Cass
* TJ Perkins def. Jack Gallagher
* Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks, Mickie James, and Nia Jax
* Finn Bálor def. Curt Hawkins
* Jeff Hardy def. Cesaro
* Braun Strowman NC Big Show

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  • JFJ

    The commentary team needs to be changed. Saxton is on Smackdown Live now.

  • JFJ

    Good job Mike.

  • 72mike72

    So far, nothing worth watching as Miz lives his fantasy as a midcarder. Sets across America switch channels when the Snoozerweight division appears

  • Vivek

    Is it just me or has the show been an absolute drag so far?

  • Well, it’s probably why Balor’s just squashing Hawkins this week. I mean, what are the odds he’ll hurt himself doing that?

  • Amon Bluezchyld

    They going to miss the boat with Curt Hawkins. He could really be a solid mid card contender

  • NegativeFeedback

    Kalisto, Apollo, Slater and Rhyno were drafted to be backstage extras. It’s really disappointing.

  • Amon Bluezchyld

    It’s fucking sad as all three of these guys would be great in the IC division. SMH

  • JFJ

    I saw that ring breaking spot coming the first time Big Show and Braun Strowman climbed to the top rope.

  • Big Show REALLY should not go to the top rope. It NEVER ends well for him. lol

    Also, how is that a No Contest? Strowman was still standing, Big Show wasn’t. Strowman shoulda won by referee stoppage.

  • JFJ

    It was a no contest because the ring was in shape for the match to continue. Also, the referee was in no shape to stop the match.

  • Actually, the ref might be dead from the way he fell outta the ring, so… … …I-Is he okay? lol

  • JFJ

    They were checking on him as the show ended. I think he’ll be okay, but sore.

  • Mike Tedesco

    The referee was dead.

  • He certainly looked it at the end of the show.