Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
Triple H enters the ring.
He says you can feel the excitement because we are on the Road to (point to sign) Wrestlemania. The last 24 hours should be proof enough of what is going on. History was made last night. Sasha Banks and Bayley, inside the Elimination Chamber became the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Finn Balor beat Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush to become the new Intercontinental Champion. Kofi Kingston captured the heart and imagination of the world when he came so close to becoming the WWE Champion. Becky Lynch, the Man came around and she showed that she will not let a 60 day suspension or a knee injury keep her from Charlotte Flair or Ronda Rousey.
Hunter says that as an official in the WWE, he will have to arrest Becky if she does it again. However, he thought it was pretty cool. Speaking of pretty cool, it was announced that the first inductees into the Hall of Fame this year will be Degeneration X. If that isn’t enough to prove this is the road to Wrestlemania, he is going to pour some gas on the fire. Hunter mentions that he oversees the third global touring brand, NXT.
Hunter brings out some people who will be making their debuts tonight. Triple H mentions a man who has redefined aerial combat . . . Ricochet. We will also be seeing one of the fastest and most destructive strikers . . . Aleister Black. He mentions a man so technically proficient that he has garnered the name Johnny Wrestling, the North American Champion . . . Johnny Gargano. The man who is sadistic and remorseless, the Blackheart . . . Tommaso Ciampa.
Hunter says there is a saying in NXT that the future is now and that is going to be seen tonight.
All hell is going to break loose because there is going to be a tables match. It will see Braun Strowman against Baron Corbin.
Match Number One: Baron Corbin versus Braun Strowman in a Tables Match
Braun keeps Baron from escaping the ring but Baron hits Braun in the ribs. Braun sends Baron over the top rope to the floor and then into the ringside barrier. Braun gets a table but Baron stops Braun. Baron puts the table under the ring because he wants there to be suffering. Braun with a punch but Baron runs Braun into the ringside barrier. Baron runs Braun into the ringside barrier again. Baron sends Braun into the ringside barrier one more time. Braun Irish whips Baron into the ringside barrier. Braun gets a table and puts it in the ring.
Baron kicks Braun when Braun reenters the ring. Baron with kicks to the ribs. Baron punches Braun in the injured ribs and kicks Braun. Braun goes to the floor and Baron with punches to Braun followed by kicks. Baron runs Braun’s back into the apron. Baron with a punch to Strowman and Corbin tries for a suplex on the ramp but Braun blocks it. Braun is able to suplex Baron onto the ramp despite having bad ribs.
Braun punches Baron as they go up the ramp onto the stage, where the tables were set up before the match started. Braun sends Baron into the LED board. Braun decides to push the normal tables aside as he rearranges the announce table. Braun picks up Baron but Baron escapes and Baron sends Braun into the side of the table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Braun misses a shoulder into the corner and Braun hits the ring post. Baron tries to send Braun into the table but Braun stops Baron. Braun with a forearm across the chest. Baron avoids the table and slides around the ring post and hits a clothesline when entering the ring. Baron with punches. We see footage from the commercial break when Baron hit Braun in the ribs with a chair. Baron punches Braun in the ribs and sends Braun into the ringside barrier. Baron gets a kendo stick and hits Braun in the ribs.
Baron sends Braun face first into the ring steps. Baron comes off the apron and Braun picks up the ring steps and hits Baron in the chest. Braun hits Baron with the steps again. Baron is sent into the ringside barrier. Braun runs into a boot and Baron with a punch. Baron charges at Braun and Braun picks up Baron and hits a power slam through the table.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Braun goes up the ramp and we see Paul Heyman make his way onto the stage. Paul tells Braun good match and he can go now. Braun grabs Paul and Paul tells Braun he is hurting him. Braun goes to the back.
Paul tries to gain his composure after that uncalled for attack by Braun Strowman.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Paul is in the ring and he can’t say that he is surprised by Braun Strowman’s actions. Everyone should be jealous and envious of his client. His client is the most dominant champion in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment and Mixed Martial Arts. Paul says that he has put together something at his own expense to educate you about the reigning and undisputed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Paul says this is the story of a beast. Why is this Wrestlemania from every other Wrestlemania? At this Wrestlemania, your hero has no hope. That is not a knock on the challenger, but praise of the champion. Brock learned as a young child what to do in South Dakota to put food on the table. Brock went on to become the NCAA champion. Brock did not seek out WWE, WWE recruited Brock Lesnar. Within six months of his debut, he crushed the biggest box office draw, Dwayne Johnson to become champion. It took him two years to go through the roster and he decided to move on to another group of challengers, UFC.
Brock entered the cage with Randy Couture and became the Undisputed UFC Champion. Paul says it happened again. Brock slaughtered the competition put in front of him. Brock became bored that he did not have the challenge in front of him.
Brock saw new challengers in WWE and he saw a streak worth ending.
Paul says for the record, his client, Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker’s Undefeated Streak at Wrestlemania. You still boo that, but just like Seth Rollins, there is not a damn thing any of you can do about it. Paul wants an impromptu survey of who thinks Seth Rollins will win at Wrestlemania and become Universal Champion. Paul is impressed with the results. There is not enough fire in Seth’s soul to burn down Suplex City.