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WWE Monday Night RAW Results (1/30/17) – Triple H Returns, Owens vs. Strowman


Show: RAW
Location: Laredo, TX at the Laredo Energy Arena
Date: 1/30/17
Airing Live On The USA Network

Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho walk down to the ring to open the show. Owens praised himself for beating Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble and still being the WWE Universal Champion. He noted that he has been proving people wrong for his entire career and brought up for proving Mick Foley wrong. Owens said that Foley has been stacking the deck against him. He said that he is the best and the guy. He said that he had some help last night and thanked Chris Jericho for his moral supported then hugged him. He said that Jericho proved to the world that he is the greatest Royal Rumble competitor of all of time. Jericho bragged that he has been in Royal Rumbles for almost five hours, which is a record. He brought up for lasting over an hour in the match and is a 61 minute man. He noted that he suffered vertigo while he was in the cage. Braun Strowman then walked out. He said that he helped Owens because he doesn’t like Reigns and because he wants a title shot. Owens doesn’t remember that he promised Strowman a title match and said that it wasn’t happening. He showed footage of Owens promising that. Strowman demanded a title shot tonight. Mick Foley walked out to the stage with a horrible suit. Foley said that Owens did promise him a title match. Owens said that Foley can’t do this to him. Foley announces Owens vs. Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship tonight.

-Commercial Break-

Singles Match: Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn.

They lock and Jericho tossed him to the apron. Jericho hit a springboard drop kick. Zayn fought back and hit a moonsault off the barricade to send us to break.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back with Jericho in control of Zayn. Moments later, Zayn fought back and hit the blue thunder bomb for 2. Jericho ducked out of the ring and chased Jericho until they got back into the ring where Zayn hit a DDT. Jericho locked in the Walls of Jericho. Zayn got out of it by reaching the bottom rope. Zayn hit the big boot in the corner for the win.

Winner: Zayn.

-Commercial Break-

Sheamus and Cesaro were arguing. Bayley walked up and calmed them down then hyped them for their tag team match against Anderson, Gallows and Charlotte Flair, who then walked up. They mocked Bayley, Cesaro, and Sheamus for being losers.

A video package of the history between Triple H and Seth Rollins was shown.

Stephanie McMahon and Owens are shown talking in the back. Owens was upset that he had to defend the title tonight. He said that he is hurt and that he can’t wrestle Strowman. She said that she would talk to Foley about getting the match cancelled.

-Commercial Break-

Singles Match: Mustafa Ali vs. Tony Nese

Ali with an arm drag to begin the match. Ali with a hurricanrana but Nese fired back with a knee strike and a back elbow. Ali blocked a german suplex and rolled him for 2. Neese with a big clothesline for 2. Ali with a rolling neck breaker for 2 then a spinning heel kick. Ali went to the top rope but Neese blocked it and hit a knee strike for the win.

Winner: Nese.

-Commercial Break-

Seth Rollins walks down to the ring and said that even though McMahon wanted to scold him appearing at NXT Takeover that million dollar princess don’t always get what they want. McMahon walked out to the ring and said that Triple H isn’t here to tonight. He doesn’t care that she is out here if Triple H isn’t here and that she should let him off his leash. McMahon said that Triple H out is afraid to let out his darkness and that she told him to stay away. McMahon pointed out that Rollins was banned at the Royal Rumble and he should beg to them for forgiveness. McMahon wants an apology. Rollins apologized for showing Triple H as a gutless snake and ruining his legacy. Rollins said that he called out Triple H but Triple H had his security do his dirty work. Rollins said that is not “The Game” but rather a scared man because he is the greatest threat to Triple H’s legacy. McMahon said that he digested her She said that Rollins would be the reason for his own demise. Rollins threatened to show up at WWE HQ or showing up at her house and having her child answer the door. He vowed that he would not stop until he gets Triple H and slays the king. McMahon said that she lied and that Triple H is coming tonight and he is coming for Rollins.

-Commercial Break-

Six-Person Tag Team Match: Bayley, Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows & Charlotte Flair

Anderson and Cesaro start things off. Cesaro with a series of uppercuts to Anderson. Gallows was tagged in but Cesaro hit a big boot to the big man. Flair distracted Cesaro and Gallows hit him with a big boot.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back with Anderson in control of Cesaro. Cesaro tried fighting his way out of the corner but was cut off. Moments later, Sheamus got the hot tag and hit a series of clotheslines to Gallows. Sheamus went to the top rope and hit a clothesline for 2. Sheamus with a series of clubbing shots. Cesaro was tagged in and they hit a double team move to Gallows but Anderson made the save. Bayley and Flair were tagged in. Bayley took out Flair with a dive. Flair went for the Figure Eight but Bayley blocked and hit the Belly-To-Belly for the win.

Winners: Bayley, Cesaro & Sheamus

McMahon scolded Foley for booking Owens against Strowman. Foley pointed out that he was hired to do a job and he did so. Foley said that he is not stupid. McMahon promises that Triple H will be here tonight. Foley wants to keep his promise for the WWE Universal Title then wanted a high five but McMahon declined and Foley walked out.

-Commercial Break-

Neville walked down to the ring and cut a promo about how people never believed in him. He said that he is the king of the Cruiserweights. Rich Swann walked out and said that although he wants to punch Neville, he will wait for his rematch. Swann said that he is tired of listening to Neville and that this fight Neville thinks he has with the fans is going on in his head. Swann said that Neville is one of the very best and he has respect for that. They start brawling and it ended with Swann hitting an outside dive.

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