Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
A limo arrives at the arena and Vince McMahon emerges. Vince tells the driver that there is a smudge and he gets him to clean it. Vince walks through the back.
Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring.
Braun says that Brock Lesnar has always been afraid of him. When he had the contract, Brock was always looking over his shoulder. When he was about to get his hands on Brock at World Cup, he had Baron Corbin attack him. Braun says he hopes the Beastie Boy is watching this from his training camp because he is fully healed. Baron Corbin is not in charge so there is no one to do your dirty business. Braun says at Chase Field he will get the Universal Championship and all you will get is these hands.
Baron Corbin comes out and he says he may not run Raw anymore, but he will stay up here all night. If he stands up here for more than five minutes, he will have lasted longer than Brock. You keep letting the people down. You cannot beat Brock Lesnar. Baron says he will focus on winning the Royal Rumble and going somewhere Braun will never go, the main event of Wrestlemania.
Braun chases Baron to the back.
Braun asks the Singhs where did Baron go and Sunil gets thrown over a table.
Braun sees the limo and then he goes down a different hallway to try to find Baron.
Elias is in the back and he sings.
He says Baron Corbin ran his mouth and it is no surprise. He saw where Baron went, with his own two eyes.
We pan back and Braun hears Elias singing and Elias says that Baron is hiding in the limo.
Braun kicks the limo’s mirror and then he throws the driver out of the limo. Braun gets a lead pipe and he breaks the window. Braun rips the door off the limo and then Baron goes out the other side of the limo. Braun tells Baron he better run.
Braun stops and Vince McMahon is in shock at what happened to his limo.
We are back and Braun is trying to put the door back on the limo, but it does not stay on the hinges.
Vince calls Braun a raging wooly mammoth. Vince asks Braun to look at what he has done to his car. Vince says that will cost you $100,000.
Braun says that piece of crap isn’t worth $100,000.
Vince says if you want to raise your voice, you lost your match against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble.
Braun snarls and he lifts up the limo and flips it.
Corey wonders who will face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at the Royal Rumble.
Braun Strowman is being escorted out of the building by security and we see Baron Corbin chucking.
Match Number One: Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks versus Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka
Sasha and Nia start things off. Nia says she wants Ronda. Sasha teases the tag but she connects with forearms and hits a head scissors take down. Sasha with running knees into the corner but she tries again and Sasha is put on the turnbuckles. Sasha goes for a sunset flip but Nia does not go over. Sasha with a punch and wrist lock but she cannot arm drag Nia even with help from the ropes. Nia picks up Sasha but Sasha with a sleeper. Nia backs Sasha into the turnbuckles and Sasha returns to the sleeper. Nia with a snap mare and misses a charge into the corner. Sasha with a knee and bulldog. Sasha with a running knee to the head for a near fall.
Ronda tags in and she kicks and punches Nia. Nia sends Ronda into the turnbuckles and tags Tamina in. Tamina with a head butt. Ronda goes for the arm bar but Nia pulls Tamina to the floor. Tamina returns to the ring and then goes back to the floor. Nia gets too close to Sasha and taunts Sasha. Sasha with Meteora to Nia.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Nia with a bear hug on Sasha. Sasha with elbows to get out of the hold. Sasha is caught by Nia and hits a power bomb for a near fall. Nia with a tackle for a near fall. Nia with a Cobra Clutch on Sasha while we see Tamina hit a super kick during the commercial break. Tamina tags in and kicks Sasha. Sasha with a rollup for a near fall. Tamina keeps Sasha from making the tag and sends Sasha into her corner. Tamina knocks Ronda off the apron and the referee has to hold Ronda back. Tamina runs into a boot and Sasha floats over Tamina and sends Tamina into Nia and Sasha with a side Russian leg sweep into Banks Statement and Tamina taps out.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey
After the match, Ronda and Sasha are asked about being partners when they face each other at the Royal Rumble. Ronda says they respect each other. She says that a victory over Sasha will be her greatest accomplishment.
Sasha does not appreciate Ronda’s comments, but Ronda says she will do everything possible to tap Sasha out at the Royal Rumble.
Sasha says that Ronda thinks she is the only person who can make people tap out. You can ask Nia about last week or Tamina about tonight. She says it will be a pleasure to show Ronda how to lose with class.
Ronda says you can teach by example. You can keep the title of World’s Classiest Loser because she doesn’t want it.
Sasha reminds Ronda who she called out. Sasha says she is not afraid of Ronda. Sasha says the only loser at the Royal Rumble will be you and she will make Ronda tap out and she will take back her title.
Sasha goes up the ramp and Ronda follows and wants to talk to her.
Many people are standing outside Vince McMahon’s office door and Jerry Lawler emerges.
No Way Jose and his conga line goes by as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bayley and Natalya are playing peacekeepers for Ronda and Sasha. Natalya says that Sasha has to control her emotions. Bayley says that Ronda was stirring the pot. Natalya and Bayley are arguing and the Riott Squad show up and mention they are together.
Liv says that Sasha left Bayley to fight for the title. Ruby says if you can find a friend, you can face them tonight. Natalya accepts the match.