Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, March 13th, 2017
Location: The Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video highlights the events from last week. New WWE Universal Champion Goldberg met with Brock Lesnar in the ring. Paul Heyman said that Goldberg was Brock Lesnar’s “bitch.” Lesnar then dropped Goldberg with an F-5. They will fight at WrestleMania with the championship on the line.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman address WrestleMania
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the crowd gives him a massive pop as he makes his way to the stage. Paul Heyman stands alongside him while the pyrotechnics go off. They get in the ring, and the boos start to pick up now. Heyman chuckles into the microphone and asks if it’s an advocate’s fantasy that his client F-5’d the seemingly indestructible Goldberg. Not only can he see the future, the vision has been bestowed on everyone courtesy of Brock Lesnar. Heyman asks what the vision and future is. The future takes place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at WrestleMania. It’s the night his client, Brock Lesnar, causes those so-called announcers to scream at the top of their lungs, “DOWN GOES GOLDBERG!” Heyman says he will confess for the past few months — he’s interrupted by “Goldberg” chants. Some in the crowd boo, but the chant is louder. Heyman says Goldberg is not here this evening. His client, Brock Lesnar, is so they must listen to his advocate. That’s a nice way of saying to the ones chanting “Goldberg” to “shut the hell up.” They’ve been wondering for the past few months what they should do about Goldberg. Every time his client has faced Goldberg, it’s been Spear, Jackhammer, Goldberg — but not last week. Last week was a different story: F-5, DOWN GOES GOLDBERG. Not only did Goldberg go down at the hands of Brock Lesnar, he went down to the most effective finishing move in WWE history. This will be the end greatest championship comeback in sports entertainment history. The champion will be hoisted up and given an F-5. The resurrection of Goldberg and his comeback will be put down. That is where Heyman’s vision of the future will be validated. This is Heyman’s theory of relativity: F-5 = Lesnar goes up, DOWN GOES GOLDBERG! Lesnar’s music hits, and they quickly go to the back.
Mick Foley is in his office watching what just happened. Stephanie McMahon walks in and says Paul Heyman is really creepy. Foley laughs. She says she’s glad she can make him laugh despite the pressure. We’re only three weeks away from WrestleMania. She’s said some things he shouldn’t take personally. Foley says it felt personal. She wants to talk about business. She loves how he connects with the WWE Universe and the superstars, but his areas of opportunity are significant in business. She needs to nurture and develop him to grow. Tough love didn’t work with him. If he’s willing to learn, she’ll teach him. Foley says “the McMahon-Foley connection” is working. She’s going to give him a hard first lesson: by the end of the night, he must scour the RAW roster to determine the one person he’s going to fire. Foley is not happy about this. She says they have to cut the bottom 10% and trim the fat. It’ll send the message of strong leadership. The product will be better at the end. Foley has to think like a businessperson. Foley asks how long he has to make this decision. She gives him until the end of the night. She asks if she can count on him, and he says she can. She pats him on the back and walks off. Foley has tears in his eyes.
Dana Brooke w/ Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks w/ Bayley
The bell rings, and they lock up. Brooke powers her to the corner and whips her around a bit. Brooke backs up before punching her down. Banks gives her a back elbow, but Brooke quickly slams her into the corner. Brooke goes outside and attacks her on the apron before pushing her into the ring for a two count. Banks forearms her back and goes for a sunset flip, but Brooke kicks out at one. Banks hits her with double knees for a two count. Brooke kicks her and lifts her up, but Banks gets off and rolls her up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sasha Banks
Charlotte Flair is not happy about this. She gets in the ring with a microphone. Flair screams that Brooke is a disgrace. She doesn’t deserve to be by her side. Flair says Brooke isn’t riding her coattails to WrestleMania. She’s finally getting rid of Brooke. Brooke looks furious. Flair says she’s going to teach her something, so Brooke forearms her down and punches away at her. Brooke clotheslines her down and punches away at her. Flair tries to escape, but Brooke grabs her and gets her back in the ring. Flair quickly gets back out of the ring and gets away. Brooke challenges her to get in the ring, but Flair declines. The crowd is chanting, “Dana.” Flair backs up.
Eric LeGrand will be the next recipient of the “Warrior Award” at the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn will take on Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe later tonight. We’ll also hear from Roman Reigns about his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
TJ Perkins and Akira Tozawa vs. Brian Kendrick and Tony Nese
TJ Perkins will compete in a five-way match tomorrow on WWE 205 Live against Akira Tozawa, Brian Kendrick, Tony Nese, and Austin Aries to determine who will face Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at WrestleMania.
Tozawa will start against Kendrick or so we think. Nese attacks him from behind and punches him to his corner. Kendrick tags in and throws Tozawa down. Kendrick pushes him and talks trash. Tozawa punches him and drops him with a hurricanrana. Kendrick goes to the apron, but Tozawa knocks him off. Tozawa then hits him with a suicide dive. Nese comes around the corner, and Perkins connects with a diving hurricanrana off the apron and in the process nearly lands on his head. Perkins and Tozawa celebrate as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Kendrick applying a chin lock to Tozawa. Neville is seen watching backstage. During the commercial break, Kendrick distracted Tozawa. Tozawa fights up, but Kendrick stops him. Nese tags in, but Tozawa levels him with a forearm. He goes for a tag, but Kendrick pulls Perkins off the apron. Nese attacks Tozawa from behind and picks up a two count. Nese hits a snapmare and applies a body scissor. Tozawa fights up, but Nese slams him down. Tozawa eventually fights up, kicks Kendrick off the apron, and dives over Nese to make the tag to Perkins.
Perkins ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body. Perkins strikes away before hitting a low dropkick. Perkins elbows him in the corner and hits a wheelbarrow bulldog. Kendrick goes to break up the pin, but Perkins moves. Kendrick accidentally hit his partner. Tozawa runs in, but Kendrick sends him over the top rope. Perkins then kicks Kendrick out of the ring. Nese viciously clotheslines Perkins for a near fall. Perkins avoids an avalanche and hits a diving DDT, but Kendrick breaks up the pin. Perkins looks to his corner, but Tozawa is still down. Perkins lifts Nese, but Kendrick pulls him off. Tozawa then kicks Kendrick off the apron. Nese throws Perkins into his partner and rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Brian Kendrick and Tony Nese
Later tonight, we’ll see Enzo and Cass take on Cesaro and Sheamus with the winners facing Gallows and Anderson for the WWE RAW Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Gallows and Anderson, and she asks who they would rather face at WrestleMania. Karl Anderson says they’ve already beat them and have won titles all over the world. Luke Gallows says if she wants to talk about those nerds, she can go somewhere else. Anderson says the spotlight should be on them, so they’ll have to take it.
Kevin Owens makes his entrance. We’ll hear from him, next.
Kevin Owens address Chris Jericho about their match
Kevin Owens stands in the middle of the ring under a spotlight. A loud “Y2J” chant kicks up. Owens says one month ago today, he took the spotlight and put it back on himself where it belongs. A video package is shown from “The Festival of Friendship” when Owens viciously attacked Jericho. After the video finishes, Owens looks pleased with himself. Owens says a lot of the people are very upset with him for betraying Chris Jericho and pretending to be his best friend for months. Owens wants to let the crowd in on a secret: he’s not his best friend now or then, but Jericho never considered him a best friend either. All Jericho was doing was getting close to him so he could get his Universal Title. Now Jericho is mad at him, but not because he betrayed him. Jericho is mad because Owens did what anyone would do in his position: stab him in the back before he gets stabbed in the back. Owens says he outsmarted Jericho. Now he wants revenge, so he’ll give it to him. Jericho got him at Fastlane. Goldberg didn’t beat him – Jericho did. Jericho thinks he’s going to get the ultimate payback at WrestleMania, but it’s not happening. He’ll take Jericho’s United States Title like Jericho took his title from him. Once he’s done, the only thing left of Y2J will be “The Tears of Jericho – cry it out man!”
As far as tonight goes, the only thing Jericho and his waste of space partner, Sami Zayn, are going to get is a lesson. Who needs best friends when you’ve got a destroyer? Samoa Joe’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring ready to compete. Their match is next.
Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho
Kevin Owens pretends to start the match against Chris Jericho, but he immediately tags in Samoa Joe. Jericho dropkicks Joe down and chops away at him. Joe reverses a whip into an inverted atomic drop. Joe immediately follows up with a big boot and a senton splash for a one count. Joe strikes him back to the corner and whips him across the ring. Jericho hits him with an elbow and comes off the middle rope with a missile dropkick for a one count. Jericho knees him in the midsection and tags in Sami Zayn. Zayn punches away at Joe before being chopped back. Joe peppers Zayn with jabs before chopping him. Joe sends him into the ropes, but Zayn leapfrogs over him and takes him down with a head-scissor takeover. Joe reverses a whip to the corner and hits a running back elbow followed by a quick pelé kick. Owens tags in and stomps away at him. Owens mocks Jericho’s “foot on chest” pin for a one count. Jericho yells at him, so Owens superkicks him off the apron. Joe tags in, but Zayn fights both men off before getting them out of the ring. Zayn then wipes them out with a summersault senton. Zayn grabs his knee in pain upon landing. Zayn gets Joe in the ring and punches away at him. Owens quickly chop blocks the injured knee. They start double-teaming him. The referee regains some control and gets Owens back. Owens then sidesteps him and continues stomping him. The referee disqualifies them.
Winners by Disqualification: Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho
Samoa Joe quickly applies the Coquina Clutch to Zayn. Owens kicks Zayn for good measure. Jericho breaks it up and starts brawling with Owens. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Joe attacks him from behind. Joe holds Jericho up for Owens to punch at. Referees run down to break this up. Owens then drops Jericho with a Pop-up Powerbomb. Owens looks completely infuriated with Jericho.
Stephanie McMahon is offering to help Mick Foley pick a name to fire. McMahon suggest Sami Zayn, but Foley looks reluctant. Nia Jax walks in and says she put Sasha Banks on the shelf for a month. Banks barely put her shoulders on the mat for three seconds at Fastlane and is in the title match at WrestleMania. She wants justice. Foley goes to speak, but McMahon cuts him off. McMahon gives her a chance to face Bayley. Jax thanks her and walks off. Foley says he’s going to take a walk and clear his head.
We’ll hear some comments from Roman Reigns about The Undertaker later tonight.
Mick Foley is walking backstage when Jinder Mahal stops him. Mahal says Foley better not fire him. He’s a main event talent that was being held back by Rusev. Foley says if he wants a match, he can face Roman Reigns tonight. Foley then walks off while Mahal looks furious.
New Day Talks with special guest The Big Show
The New Day are backstage and are starting a show called, “New Day Talks.” This will be happening every week ahead of WrestleMania. They welcome The Big Show as their first guest. They mention that he’ll be in the André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. They cut him off to promote “New Day Pops.” The New Day then asks him about The Jetsons movie, but they won’t let him talks. Finally, Big Show starts talking about the movie when Titus O’Neil interrupts. Xavier Woods says he’s not allowed on their show. O’Neil says someone’s job is on the line tonight, so he doesn’t care about this show. O’Neil then asks why he’s not the star of The Jetsons movie. O’Neil then shoves Big Show and walks off. Big Show looks furious.
Coming up next, Enzo and Cass will face Sheamus and Cesaro with the winners facing Anderson and Gallows at WrestleMania.
Enzo and Cass make their entrance to a great reception. Enzo goes through his usual shtick while the crowd loudly sings along. Enzo says they had a match last week, but Cesaro and Sheamus ruined it. They spilled coffee on him and are clutzes. Big Cass says they’re on the Road to WrestleMania. March Madness is in full swing, and they’re looking at the bracket busters. They are the Cinderella story. They’re Enzo and Big Cass. When you fill out your bracket, put them in the championship bracket. Tonight, they’ll punch their ticket to WrestleMania. At WrestleMania they’ll become the RAW Tag Team Champions. Enzo and Big Cass are leaving Motown in style. They’ll beat Sheamus and Cesaro all the way from The Joe to 8 Mile because there’s only one word to describe them, and he’ll spell it out for them: S-A-W-F-T!
Winners face Anderson and Gallows at WrestleMania
Enzo and Cass vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
The bell rings, and Cesaro immediately dropkicks Cass before giving him an uppercut. Cass comes back with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Anderson and Gallows are seen watching backstage. Sheamus is tagged in, and they hit Cass with a double clothesline. Sheamus punches away at him in the corner before Cass turns him around. They brawl for a moment before Sheamus knees him in the face. Cass quickly comes back with a scoop slam before tagging in Enzo. Cass gives Enzo a scoop slam onto Sheamus. Cesaro breaks up the pin. The two teams talk trash as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro viciously clothesline Enzo down. Sheamus tags in, and he hits Cass to get him fired up. Cesaro tags in, and he uppercuts Enzo. Sheamus tags in, and he applies a chin lock. Enzo fights up and avoids Sheamus. Cesaro tags in, but he misses a clothesline. Enzo dives for a tag, but Cesaro pulls him back. Enzo then hits Cesaro with an enzuigiri.
Cass tags in and takes Cesaro down before hitting a fall-away slam. Cass avalanches him and hits a second fall-away slam before hitting a second avalanche. Sheamus tags in, and Cass hits Cesaro with a big boot. Sheamus comes off the top rope with a clothesline and goes for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Cass fights him off and big boots him to the floor. The momentum sends him outside as well. Anderson and Gallows then come to ringside and attack both men. The referee throws the match out.
Anderson and Gallows send Cass into the barricade before double-teaming Sheamus and sending him into the ring post. Cesaro tries to fight them off, but they double-team him in the ring. Enzo tries to get in, but they make quick work of him. They then hit Cesaro with the Magic Killer. Anderson and Gallows stand tall in the ring while the crowd boos.
Footage is shown from last week when Braun Strowman called Roman Reigns out only to get The Undertaker. Strowman quickly retreated. Roman Reigns came down and said the ring was now his yard. Undertaker then dropped him with a Chokeslam.
Roman Reigns will face Jinder Mahal, next.
Mick Foley confronts Anderson and Gallows and says he’s tempted to fire the two of them. No winners doesn’t equal no opponents at WrestleMania. It equals four opponents. They just got themselves a triple threat match at WrestleMania. Foley tells them to have a nice day. They do not look like they’re doing that.
Jinder Mahal vs. Roman Reigns
They lock up, and Reigns powers him to the corner. Mahal fights him off and punches away at him before hitting a back elbow. Reigns quickly comes back with a back suplex powerbomb for a two count. Reigns clubs away at him in the corner – UNDERTAKER’S BELL TOLLS! Reigns looks toward the entrance, but Undertaker doesn’t come out. Mahal hits a flying knee and drops a knee before hitting a powerslam for a near fall. Mahal stomps away at Reigns before punching him down in the corner. Reigns eventually comes back with a Superman Punch. The crowd starts to boo. Reigns picks him up and takes him down with a second Superman Punch for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Reigns gets on the microphone and says he’s not messing around tonight. Reigns then tells Undertaker to come out here like a man.
Roman Reigns calls out The Undertaker
Reigns is still waiting for Undertaker when Shawn Michaels’ music hits! Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring and gets in. Reigns looks confused. An “HBK” chant fires up. Reigns says it’s cool to see him and mentions that Detroit loves him. Reigns says, “I’m sorry, Detroit, but I didn’t call out HBK. I called out The Undertaker.” Michaels says he’ll cut right to the chase. He saw what happened with The Undertaker last week and what happened a few minutes ago. The gong went off, and he was distracted. Michaels says Reigns is distracted. Come WrestleMania, Undertaker will eat him alive. The crowd pops. Reigns says that’s not happening. That’s the problem he has. Everyone asks him what it’ll be like to be in the ring against The Undertaker. Maybe Undertaker should think about what it’s like to be in the ring against him.
Michaels says he’s on his side and this is his yard, but Reigns needs to acknowledge that he’s Mr. WrestleMania. Michaels knows what it’s like to walk around with that chip on your shoulder along with the weight and pressure of the company. Michaels says he knows what it’s like to have people secretly hope he fails. Michaels says he’s not here to confront him. Reigns says he appreciates the advice and help, but with all due respect, The Undertaker retired Michaels. Reigns then says he’ll be the guy that retires The Undertaker. Reigns then walks off.
All of a sudden, Braun Strowman absolutely kills Reigns with a shoulder block on the ramp! Reigns flies off the ramp into the barricade. A loud, “Thank you, Strowman” chant fires up. Referees run out, and Strowman goes to the back.
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon says that’s the kind of intensity they need on RAW. She asks if Mick Foley has decided who he’s following. Foley wants to talk her out of this. She says he’s thinking with his heart and not his head. She’s doing this for his personal and professional growth. It’ll position him as a leader. Foley doesn’t understand why someone has to lose their job before WrestleMania. McMahon says he has one hour to decide or she’ll decide for him. If she decides, he won’t like it. She walks off.
A video package highlights Austin Aries attacking Neville on RAW last week and then beating Tony Nese on WWE 205 Live.
Austin Aries will face Ariya Daivari, next.
Ariya Daivari vs. Austin Aries
The bell rings, and Daivari kicks Aries. Aries quickly comes back with a forearm before putting him in the corner. Daivari reverses a whip, but Aries comes back with a slingshot and a pair of arm drags. Aries hits a low dropkick. Neville is seen watching backstage. Aries poses on the top rope. Aries elbows and punches him down. Daivari then drops him out of the ring. Daivari clubs away at him and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Daivari attacks the recently healed eye and chops him. Aries reverses a whip and takes him down with a gut-buster. Aries hits an elbow drop and gets the crowd going. Daivari elbows him in the face, but Aries quickly throws him out of the ring. Aries then wipes him out with a suicide dive. Aries gets him into the ring and hits a shin breaker into a botched back suplex that saw Daivari flip completely over. Aries then wipes him out with a spinning forearm for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Austin Aries
Footage is shown of Brock Lesnar laying Goldberg out with an F-5 last week. Earlier tonight, Paul Heyman promoted the match.
Later tonight, we’ll see Bayley take on Nia Jax.
The Big Show vs. Titus O’Neil
Big Show immediately punches away at O’Neil and chops the chest. O’Neil tries to fight back, but Big Show quickly takes him back down. Big Show continues to chop and club him. O’Neil slides out of a slam and big boots him down. Big Show immediately gets up and gives him a Chokeslam. Big Show picks him up for a second Chokeslam. The crowd in Detroit chants for one more, so Big Show obliges and picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Big Show
Big Show gets out of the ring, but stops and points at the WrestleMania sign.
WWE honors Billie Jean King for Women’s History Month.
Bayley is backstage with Sasha Banks and says she’s nervous to face Nia Jax. Banks says Jax is beatable. Bayley knows. Banks tells her to not listen to the haters that say she’s not championship worthy. Bayley looks confused. Banks tells her to beat Jax and focus on WrestleMania.
WrestleMania is 20 days away.
Some backstage interviewer asks Jericho about Kevin Owens.Chris Jericho says he’s going to get The Revenge of Jericho and pay him back, man. Before that, he wants to expose Kevin Owens and show the real man. Jericho will show the true Kevin Owens next week on RAW. This will be a special Highlight Reel and his guest will be the real Kevin Owens. Everyone will want to watch IT! Jericho calls him Tom, but he corrects him and says his name is Mike. Jericho tells him to not insult his intelligence. When you insult his intelligence, one thing happens: YOU JUST MADE THE LIST! The List of Jericho is back.
Bayley vs. Nia Jax
Bayley ducks Jax and applies a side headlock, but Jax just throws her off. Jax takes her down and sends her out of the ring. Bayley kicks her back and gets in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Jax stretching Bayley out. During the break, Jax viciously slammed her down. Bayley knees her, but Jax throws her down. Bayley comes back with a jawbreaker, but that just angers Jax. Jax kicks away at her before Bayley sidesteps her and ties her up in the ropes. Bayley kicks her in the leg and dropkicks her out of the ring. Bayley snaps her off the ropes, but Jax quickly sends her to the corner. Bayley kicks her back and goes for a cross-body block, but Jax catches her. Bayley gets out of a Samoan Drop and tries for a DDT, but Jax tosses her off. Bayley sidesteps her and hits the ropes, but Jax grabs her and drops her on the ropes. Jax avalanches her in the corner and head-butts away at her. The referee admonishes her and disqualifies Jax.
Winner by Disqualification: Bayley
Jax puts her in the tree of woe and charges, but the referee steps in and physically holds Jax back. Wow. The referee gets Bayley out of the tree of woe. Jax pulls her out of the ring and sends her into the barricade.
Coming up next, Mick Foley makes his decision.
Next week on RAW, Roman Reigns will take on Braun Strowman.
Mick Foley is forced to fire a RAW superstar
Stephanie McMahon is in the ring. She talks about the amazing opportunity Mick Foley has. She introduces him as the man that will choose the next RAW superstar to be fired.
Mick Foley makes his way to the ring. Foley looks disturbed. She asks who he has decided to fire. Foley says when she gave him this assignment, he thought it was an exercise in callous cruelty because he couldn’t think of a single person to fire. Ten minutes ago, he finally figured it out. Foley thanks her for giving him this opportunity because it will help him be a better GM, person, and make RAW better. Foley says he is choosing to fire Stephanie McMahon! A big “YES” chant fires up. She says it’s not in his power to fire her. She demands to know who he is firing. Foley says she deserves to go. She treats the superstars like jokes and chattle, but they’re human beings. Foley treasured her friendship for 18 years, so this is painful. She swore to him months ago that she had nothing to do with Triple H, but he knows she’s a really good liar and a really bad person. She needs to go. All along, it was her and her husband colluding together. Triple H created his own personal army to run roughshod over the roster. McMahon calls him pathetic and weak. Foley says he will not be silenced.
Triple H’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring smirking and shaking his head.
Triple H says if Foley has something to say, say it to his face.
Foley says he didn’t know Triple H existed, just thought he creeped in the shadows.
Triple H says he’s not hiding, he’s running a business. He has a business mindset, and that means that three weeks before Mania, he doesn’t want a lawsuit by tearing off Foley’s leg.
Foley wonders if it’s Samoa Joe that he’ll be sending, since that’s the thing he seems to be doing.
Triple H calls Foley a nostalgia act, and says he would have never brought Foley back. He works so hard at creating a future so that he doesn’t have to look at pathetic hasbeens like Foley. He would have never brought him back, but Stephanie has a big heart and for some reason, Foley amuses her. Steph actually really likes Foley, which is why he wants to give Foley some advice. Do not mistake Steph’s heart for a lack of being able to do what it takes. She is every bit the business man/woman that Vince taught her to be, and then some and right now, Foley is running dangerously close to having to go back to dragging his beat up, warn out body around the globe trying to tell his stupid stories about the man Foley used to be.
Foley says he has respects of the RAW Supertars, and they envy him, because he doesn’t have to pretend Triple H. He doesn’t need Triple H or the company. Foley says he can look in the mirror and like what he sees in the reflection.
Triple H says he is sure when Foley looks in the mirror, trhis is a splendid sight, and he’s happy that it works for Foley – he just wonders how his kids will feel about that.
Remember Mick’s kids? Noelle? Her dream is to be a WWE Superstar. Dewey? Well, he works back at the office. Maybe Mick will be willing to give him a ride to the unemployment office. No, Triple H is sure they’ll forgive their selfish father.
Triple H gets in the face of Foley, then talks to his good ear and says this should pull on his heart strings. This is what Mick needs to do right now – he needs to tuck his tail and waddle up the ramp, and when he gets in the back, he needs ti have an epiphany where he decides he loves his job and needs it. That’s what he needs to do. Then, when he runs into Steph again, and she tells Foley to jump, then Foley better damn well jump, Monkey.
Triple H tells Foley to get the hell out of his ring.
Steph tells the crowd that we all need to go to our bosses and thank them for this opportunity.
Foley is seething in the corner. Triple H notices. He goes to Foley and grabs his arm. MR SOCKO!!! The Mandible Claw onto The Game!!! Triple H is fading! He’s going down! LOW BLOW FROM STEPHANIE!!!!
HUGE FOLEY CHANT! Triple H is pissed.
He’s removing the jacket. Unclips the cufflinks. Foley is holding his crotch in the corner. Triple H rolls up the sleeves.
Seth FREAKIN ROLLINS is here….on a crutch.
He heads down the ramp and stands there while Triple H spreads his arms in the ring. He calls for Seth to come in. Seth stands then smiles and holds up the crutch. He drops it.
Seth pulled a Wonka on him!!!
Seth rushes the ring. They lockup!! Rights and lefts over and over! Seth attacks the head and beats Triple H down against the ropes! Huge kick to the midsection! Seth points to Mania. He hits the ropes! Kick to the face, and Triple h tumbles out of the ring!
Triple H is up. Rollins outstretches his hands now. Triple H grabs the fallen crutch. He heads back in the ring. But Seth attacks! He hits the ropes. Triple H is up! CLIPS THE KNEE! Triple H smacks Seth with the crutch right on the knee!
Triple H removes his shirt and stares down Seth some more. He grabs Rollins and stomps the knee then loves in a leg submission on him until refs come to break the hold. Triple H releases and stands back, staring down the refs.
Seth is able to stand just barely, but Triple H has the crutch again, and smacks Seth across the knee one more time before leaving the ring.