We see highlights from Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman at WWE Fastlane last night. Tonight, Strowman will finish what he started against Reigns.
Coming up next, Enzo and Cass will face Anderson and Gallows for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships.
Enzo and Cass make their entrance to a great reception. Enzo does his usual shtick while the crowd sings along. Enzo says he should be saying they’re the realest champs in the room after last night, but the night is still young. They’re not here looking for pity in the Windy City. Big Cass says they’re walking out of here with championship gold just like Jordan in ’91 (how you doin’), Jordan in ’92 (how you doin’), Jordan in ’93 (how you doin’), Jordan in ’96 (how you doin’), Jordan in ’97 (how you doin’), and Jordan in ’98 (how you doin’). Gallows and Anderson – there’s only one word to describe them: S-A-W-F-T!
WWE RAW Tag Team Championships Match
Enzo and Cass vs. Gallows and Anderson (c’s)
We see footage from last night’s Fastlane. Enzo had his foot on the rope while the referee was counting the pin, but Luke Gallows pushed his foot off. The still photo shows Enzo’s arm under the bottom rope, which should still count as a rope break.
Luke Gallows starts against Enzo Amore. Gallows clubs him, but Enzo comes back with a pair of dropkicks and tags in Big Cass. Cass hits Gallows with a shoulder block before punching away at him. Gallows comes back with an uppercut before punching away at him in his corner. Karl Anderson is tagged in, but Cass soon overtakes him. Cass punches away at Anderson, but Anderson fights back. Anderson hits the ropes, but Cass turns him inside out with a knee. Anderson goes outside. Cass knees Gallows in the face as he tries to get in the ring. Enzo is tagged in and goes for a plancha, but they move so he stops. Cesaro and Sheamus then come out to the stage to watch this match.
We come back from the break to see Enzo fight up from a chin lock, but Anderson clubs him back down. Anderson drops him with a back suplex for a two count. Anderson uppercuts him in his corner a few times before Gallows is tagged in. Gallows punches away at him before taunting the crowd. Gallows punches Enzo down before going for a powerslam, but Enzo counters into a DDT.
Anderson and Cass are tagged in. Cass hits a pair of shoulder blocks and a fall-away slam. Cass splashes him in the corner and hits a second fall-away slam followed by another splash in the corner. Cass hits a scoop slam and drops the Empire Elbow, but Gallows breaks up the pin. Enzo sends Gallows out of the ring and almost kills himself with a suicide dive. Enzo celebrates and accidentally spills Cesaro’s coffee on him. Enzo runs away, so Cesaro chases him into the ring. Cesaro then accidentally clotheslines Anderson to cause a disqualification.
Winners by Disqualification and still WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: Anderson and Gallows
Big Cass brawls with Cesaro in the corner. Sheamus runs in and floors Enzo before attacking Big Cass. Anderson and Gallows attack both teams, so they’re cleared from the ring. Sheamus knocks Cass out of the ring before eating a superkick from Gallows. Cesaro knocks Gallows out of the ring. Enzo then jumps on Cesaro’s back, but Sheamus Brogue Kicks him off his tag team partner. Sheamus and Cesaro stand tall in the ring.
“Ravishing” Rick Rude is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2017.
Later tonight, we’ll hear from Bayley about being WrestleMania bound as the WWE RAW Women’s Champion.
Enzo and Cass are aruging and brawling with Sheamus and Cesaro backstage until Mick Foley breaks them up. Foley says they don’t settle things backstage on RAW. They’ll settle it in the ring next week on RAW. The winners face Anderson and Gallows at WrestleMania. In the meantime, he’ll try to have a nice day. Stephanie McMahon appears behind him and orders him to come to her office right now.
Footage is shown from earlier in the night when Austin Aries attacked Neville.
Ariya Daivari vs. Akira Tozawa
They shake hands before the bell rings. They lock up, and Daivari powers him to the corner before punching him down. Daivari sends him hard into the corner before eating a boot. Daivari quickly cuts him off and hits a hammerlock clothesline for a near fall. Daivari drops a knee and applies a chin lock. Tozawa fights up, but Daivari clubs him down. They trade vicious chops before Tozawa starts screaming while the crowd screams along. Tozawa feigns a right hand before punching him. Tozawa kicks him and hits a senton splash for a near fall. Tozawa gets the crowd going before hitting a suicide dive. Daivari avoids a move, but Tozawa quickly comes back with a snap German Suplex with a bridge for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Akira Tozawa
Tozawa grabs the microphone and says, “Brian Kendrick, fight me face to face. Just come out here right now!” Tozawa yells a few times, and the crowd yells along with him. Brian Kendrick comes out to the stage. Kendrick says he can’t make any promises, but he’ll have an answer for him tomorrow on 205 Live. Lesson number five will be the same lesson the dog learned for when he bit his tail. The lesson is to be careful what you wish for. Kendrick then walks off.
Later tonight, we’ll see Chris Jericho take on Samoa Joe.
“OHH CHICAGO — DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WRESTLEMANIA HOSTS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day makes their way to the ring with their New Day Ice Cream Cart. They circle the ring with it. Xavier Woods says for those that missed it, they introduce them to their brand new New Day Pop-cycle. Kofi Kingston says the tag line: “New Day Pops – a mouthful of magic, I gotta have it!” This represents the WWE Universe and their ice cream dreams. If they keep making their voices heard, their dreams will come true. Big E says as the WrestleMania hosts, they’re qualified to host a myriad of events. They’re going to host the whopping of the buns of The Shining Stars because New Day rocks!”
The Shining Stars vs. The New Day
Kofi Kingston grabs Epico, but he’s elbowed in the face. Epico hits a double-arm gutbuster before tagging Primo in. Primo splashes him against the ropes. Epico knocks Big E off the apron before they converge on Xavier Woods at ringside. Big E clotheslines Epico on the floor. Kingston then hits Primo with a plancha. Kingston tags in, and they hit Primo with the Midnight Hour for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day
In honor of Women’s History Month, WWE honors Trish Stratus and Lita.