Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back with this week's RAW Recap Edition.
This week's RAW was live in Hartford, Connecticut, not very far away from WWE Headquarters. RAW also served up it's go home show to this Sunday's WWE Payback pay per view. Be sure to follow Triple Threat CLE as I'll have the WWE Payback preview up for you sometime mid-week. This week, Shane McMahon returned for another week to run RAW, as there has still been no signs of Triple H or Stephanie McMahon (aka The Authority), ever since Triple H lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. AJ Styles was in one on one action tonight, battling the League of Nations leader, Sheamus. Former Bullet Club members in NJPW, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, made their RAW match debut, facing The Usos. The Usos looked to get redemption for their beat down by Gallows and Anderson two weeks ago. Sami Zayn battled Rusev of the League of Nations in one on one action. Apollo Crews battled Stardust one on one. Emma battled Nattie Neidhart in Women's Division action. Baron Corbin battled Damien Sandow. The main event saw Roman Reigns battle Alberto Del Rio of the League of Nations.
*** RAW ***
- RAW began with a graphic "In Memory" of Joanie "Chyna" Laurer. For those that might not have heard, Chyna passed away late last week.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Roman Reigns and The Usos just witnessed what happened. All three agree that they think Styles, Gallows and Anderson are all in cahoots together. Reigns and The Usos promise to have each others backs.
- Backstage, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are spotted leaving AJ Styles' dressing room.
Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, by pinfall.
- Backstage, AJ Styles asks Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson why can't they stay out of trouble. Gallows and Anderson blame it on Roman Reigns. Gallows and Anderson know Styles can win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship alone, but they will make sure it's a fair fight. The trio embrace in friendship to end the segment.
- Backstage, Apollo Crews says he can do things no one else can when he suddenly gets interrupted by Stardust. Apollo says he respected Stardust's dad, Dusty Rhodes and Dusty came up with the Apollo name. Stardust says not even Dusty Rhodes could make Apollo a star.
Winner: Apollo Crews, by pinfall.
Winner: Nattie, by submission.
Winner: No Contest
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall.