Location: Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center
Date: August 21st, 2017
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar walked out to the ring to open the show. Heyman said that they are live in Brooklyn where he has the honor to let the fans know that Lesnar retained the Universal Title. Heyman said that he didn’t give them a prediction but rather a spoiler about the finish at SummerSlam. Heyman said that last night’s match was a set up by WWE and an assault by Braun Strowman to eliminate Lesnar. Heyman brought up how it was the first time that Lesnar was carted off the battlefield. He brought up how Lesnar refused to have doctors take care of him and came back to the ring to beat the three other Superstars. Heyman pointed out that Lesnar pinned Roman Reigns in the match. Heyman said that if there are beatings to be done then it will be done by Lesnar. Heyman said that no one can beat Lesnar. This led to Strowman walking out to the ring. Lesnar and Strowman had a staredown then a brawl broke out. Strowman hit a big boot then a powerslam and another slam. Strowman stood tall by holding up the title.
Enzo Amore cut a promo about Big Cass not being smart and how he is sawft.
Street Fight: Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass
Amore brought a cart with several weapons and started throwing it at Cass. This led to Cass shoving him down and ramming the cart at him.
Back live, Enzo goes for a steel chair and Cass cuts him off. Cass with a splash to Enzo in the corner. Cass drapes Enzo over the top turnbuckle and throws big forearms. Enzo pulls down the top rope when Cass charges in with a big boot. Enzo crawls over and grabs the steel chair he tried to use earlier. Cass steps on the hand of Enzo to stop it. Cass tries to drop an elbow and his knee completely gives out. Cass looks legit hurt. A WWE medical official starts to check on Cass who is angry. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Enzo Amore
After the match, we see a replay of Big Cass going over the top rope and appearing to legit land on his knee badly. We then see the knee giving out during his elbow drop attempt. Back live, Enzo Amore celebrates his win and jumps out celebrating with a fan front row.
Backstage, Emma is sick of hearing about Sasha Banks winning the RAW Women’s Championship last night. She starts running down Nia Jax when Jax shows up behind her.
Singles Match: Nia Jax vs. Emma
Emma slaps Jax right away and throws some elbows. Jax eventually levels her and drops a series of elbow drops. Jax lifts and launches Emma across the ring. Jax follows that up with a splash in the corner. Emma with a quick dropkick, but Jax shrugs it off and connects with a big samoan drop on Emma. Jax hooks the leg and gets the quick pinfall.
Winner: Nia Jax
Backstage, Elias is headed to the arena to debut a new song.
Elias is inside the ring with his guitar in hand. He has one question for everyone in Brooklyn tonight. “Who wants to walk with Elias?” Elias was going to sing a song about Brooklyn, but everyone is ashamed to live there anyway. He has a song for R-Truth instead. Elias begins singing and he tells Brooklyn now is not the time to clap along. R-Truth interrupts.
Singles Match: Elias vs. R-Truth
Truth with a spinebuster early on Elias. Truth with shots to Elias. Elias catches Truth with a boot from the corner. Elias with a forearm to the back and his spinning neckbreaker. Elias hooks the leg of Truth and gets the pinfall with his Drift Away finisher.
Kurt Angle comes out to a big reaction in Brooklyn. For the first time in over a year on Monday Night RAW, Angle introduces John Cena.
We get the usual mixed reaction for Cena tonight in Brooklyn as he heads to the ring. Cena grabs a mic and asks if they were expecting him? He holds up the mic as the crowd starts chanting like crazy. Cena says he saw Kurt Angle at SummerSlam and he asked if he wanted to come to Monday Night Raw. The fans boo and Cena asks if they are booing RAW? Cena said he immediately said yes and not because Smackdown Live is bad. He said for a long time he has wanted to stand in this right on Monday Night RAW and be face-to-face with certain WWE superstar. Cena looks to the stage.
Here comes Roman Reigns. Cena said he was looking exactly for Reigns. Reigns said the only time Cena is looking for him is when he runs his mouth on Twitter. He said now that Cena is in “his yard”, he wants to know if Cena is going to run his mouth to his face. Brooklyn starts a loud “UNDERTAKER” chant. Cena said it sounds like the crowd can hold quite a grudge. He adds he didn’t come here to talk. They both drop the mics. Cena takes off his shirt and is ready to fight tonight in Brooklyn. Here comes The Miz and The Miztourage.
Miz says this is what a sold out “Barcays” looks like. Cena corrects him saying it is the Barclays. Miz says everything is a joke to Cena. He mocks the first ever showdown between Reigns and Cena. Miz asks how many moments these guys should really get. Brooklyn claps for that. Miz says you are always told to chip away and work hard, but he is sick of waiting while two undeserving people like Reigns and Cena get a moment week after week. Loud “YES” chants.
Miz is wondering why Kurt Angle thinks Raw needs an addition to the roster. He is curious and asks Brooklyn is Raw needs John Cena. A loud “NO” reaction starts up. Miz points out he has 18,000 people saying no. Cena is a man of the people and is okay to leave. Miz stops Cena and isn’t done talking to him. He says this is his show and it doesn’t belong to Cena or Reigns. Miz criticizes the fans for not knowing whether to cheer or boo Cena or Reigns. He points out he is the only champion in this ring right now.