Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the RAW Recap for the week.
This week RAW was live in Charlotte, North Carolina, just about an hour away from my second home in Tar Heel Nation. WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte defended the title in her hometown against Sasha Banks. Chris Jericho kicked off RAW with The Highlight Reel. Braun Strowman battled R-Truth one on one. Enzo battled Rusev one on one. Rich Swann battled Noam Dar one on one. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns battled WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens for a chance at a title shot. Paul Heyman updated us on Brock Lesnar's where abouts since losing at WWE Survivor Series to Goldberg. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The New Day battled Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson with the titles on the line.
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- Backstage, Chris Jericho doesn't understand why Kevin Owens told him to shut up. Owens says because Roman Reigns is right, Jericho always helps Owens, so it seems like Owens can't win on his own. Jericho says he's finished being Owens' friend than. Mick Foley appears and tells Jericho that they still need to address Jericho interfering in the title match last week when he was supposed to be banned from ringside.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.
- Sami Zayn Snaps On Mick Foley: After the Braun Strowman attack, Zayn starts yelling at Foley for stopping him from attacking Strowman and how he doesn't need saved from Strowman. Zayn says Foley has forgotten who Zayn is and maybe it's Zayn who needs saved from Foley. Foley says Stephanie McMahon wanted to fire Zayn and Foley knows Zayn can't beat Strowman. Zayn says he's been told he can't do things his whole life, Foley was once Zayn's idol, but now Foley is just a hypocrite.
- Backstage, Dana Brooke says she has Charlotte's victory party ready. Charlotte says tonight she ends Sasha Banks and will prove that she's the only legend to make it from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Winner: Tony Nese, by pinfall.
Winner: Double Countout
- Enzo vs. Rusev: Rusev gets DQ'ed right as the match starts by kicking Enzo below the belt, after Enzo said that Lana wanted Enzo to stuff her turkey.
Winner: Enzo, by DQ.
Winner: Rich Swann, by pinfall.
- At the neighborhood bar, Sheamus and Cesaro discuss how they hate each other. Sheamus and Cesaro get into a bar brawl with customers, kick everyone's ass and share a Guinness.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall, to become the #1 Contender.
- Backstage, Kevin Owens says he lost to Roman Reigns because he was worried about his best friend Chris Jericho.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.
- Backstage, Bayley wishes Sasha Banks good luck. Sasha says that tonight it's all about the WWE Raw Women’s Championship and she will dedicate her match to Charlotte's dad, The Nature Boy Ric Flair.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission, to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship.