Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 2/14/17: RAW Las Vegas Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

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 Las Vegas, Nevada. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The Club battled Roman Reigns in a Handicap Match. Kofi Kingston of The New Day battled Bo Dallas in a one on one match. Jack Gallagher battled Noam Dar in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. Emmalina finally makes her long awaited debut on RAW. Braun Strowman battled Mark Henry in one on one action. Samoa Joe has a sit down interview about his RAW debut. Sami Zayn battled Rusev in one on one action. Akira Tozawa battled Ariya Daivari in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and
WWE United States Champion Chris Jericho have their Festival of Friendship celebration. Enzo battled Cesaro in one on one action. WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte defended her title against Bayley in the main event.

** RAW **

- Stephanie McMahon Promo: Stephanie states that Mick Foley was given the night off for being an embarrassment last Monday. Roman Reigns immediately interrupts and heads to the ring. Reigns says he wants Braun Strowman tonight not at WWE Fastlane. Stephanie says Reigns isn't 100%, the fans don't care about that, but she does, so the answer is no. Reigns doesn't care what the fans or even Stephanie think, he wants Strowman tonight. Stephanie says Strowman is already fighting Mark Henry tonight and if Reigns thinks he's going to interfere somehow, she'll take his match against Strowman at WWE Fastlane away from him. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson interrupt next and head to the ring. Gallows and Anderson mock Reigns because Stephanie shot him down and then propose a Handicap Match against them instead. Stephanie gives a shout out to newly announced WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Teddy Long and makes the match official.....PLAYA.

- "Handicap Match": Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: The match closes out with Reigns hitting the Superman Punch on Anderson, however, Gallows attacks Reigns from behind. The Club double team and beat down Reigns, forcing the referee to DQ them. After the match, Reigns counters the Magic Killer and suplexes Gallows. Reigns hits the Superman Punch on Gallows and then boots Anderson, who has a steel chair, in the face. Gallows and Anderson retreat as Reigns stands tall.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by DQ.

- Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas: The match closes out with Dallas grabbing The New Day's blueprints they brought to the ring with them for New Day ice cream. Dallas rips the blueprints up as Kofi hits a suicide dive. Dallas gets a near fall neckbreaker off the ropes. Kofi hits the SOS on Dallas and scores the pinfall. After the match, The New Day dump Booty O Cereal in Dallas' mouth.
Winner: Kofi Kingston, by pinfall.

- Backstage, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville says he's not worried about Jack Gallagher at WWE Fastlane. Gallagher appears and goes face to face with Neville. Neville calls Gallagher a boy, he's out of his depth and not on his level. Gallagher says they will both find out at WWE Fastlane.

- Jack Gallagher vs. Noam Dar: The match closes out with Gallagher countering his way into a series of dropkicks on Dar. Gallagher scores with a head butt on Dar and then hits the running corner drop kick to score the pinfall. After the match, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville appears and stares down Gallagher from the RAW stage.
Winner: Jack Gallagher, by pinfall.

- Backstage, a limo pulls into the arena and Samoa Joe and Triple H step out of it.

- Emmalina Debuts: Emmalina finally makes her RAW debut and appears on the stage. Emmalina says we waited 17 weeks for her return as Emmalina, but now we'll have to wait for her return as Emma. Emma smiles and leaves.

- Backstage, Bayley says she has good, nervous energy tonight, she came close to beating Charlotte at the WWE Royal Rumble and tonight she hits the jackpot in Vegas and achieves her childhood dream.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho asks Kevin Owens if he's ready for their Festival of Friendship tonight. Triple H interrupts and asks to talk to Owens alone.

- Braun Strowman vs. Mark Henry: The match closes out with Henry unloading on Strowman and then splashes Strowman in the corner. Henry goes for the World's Strongest Slam, but Strowman falls on top of Henry. Strowman unloads on Henry, hits a drop kick and then the running power slam to score the pinfall. After the match, Roman Reigns hits the ring, catches a Strowman punch, but comes back and drops Strowman neck first over the ropes. Reigns hits two Superman Punches on Strowman and goes for the spear. Strowman counters and plants Reigns with the running power slam.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Cesaro and Sheamus argue with Enzo and Big Cass about what happened last week and decide to fight later.

- Interview With Samoa Joe: Joe says he's here to hurt people and Triple H is the only person he answers to. Joe says he's unique and no has done what he's done coming out of NXT. Joe has been in the business for 18 years and the WWE was too scared to hire him. Joe says he'll destroy everyone put in his way and he is the reason Seth Rollins will be missing Wrestlemania. Joe says he's not happy to be on RAW like Sami Zayn is, he's on RAW to wreck havoc. Joe says he doesn't need Triple H's help to win matches because he gets the job done alone. Joe says if anyone gets in their way then The Creator will unleash The Destroyer.

- Sami Zayn vs. Rusev: The match closes out with Rusev hitting an enziguri on Zayn for a near fall. Zayn and Rusev unload shots until Rusev hits a running splash on Zayn. Zayn dodges a second charge by Rusev and Rusev falls outside. Rusev pulls Zayn outside and hits a clothesline. Back in the ring, Zayn hits the Helluva Kick on Rusev to score the pinfall.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall.

- Sami Zayn Promo: Zayn says this win gave him motivation and confidence again. Zayn then mentions Samoa Joe and how he's not a sellout like Joe. Samoa Joe's music hits and Zayn prepares himself. Joe attacks Zayn from behind and beats Zayn down. Joe tosses Zayn face first into the RAW stage LED board. Joe locks Zayn in the Coquina Clutch and chokes Zayn out. Joe tells Zayn to put some respect on his name next time he says it.

- Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari: Austin Aries and Brian Kendrick are on commentary. The match closes out of with Tozawa missing a kick on Daivari, but he hits the bridging german suplex instead and scores the pinfall. After the match, Kendrick gives Tozawa a standing ovation.
Winner: Akira Tozawa, by pinfall.

- The Festival of Friendship: Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens are in the ring for their celebration. Jericho is excited, but Owens doesn't look too thrilled. Jericho first gives Owens a statue of the two of them intertwined, which Jericho says he paid $7,000 for. Jericho next gives Owens a painting of the two of them that resembles a Best Friends version of The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. Jericho next introduces Friendship The Magician from Vegas, who performs magic tricks. Owens is horrified by the painting and says he can do the same tricks with his 9 year old son's magic kit. Jericho decides to put Friendship The Magician on The List.
Jericho says his real gift to Owens will be taking care of Goldberg for Owens so he doesn't make it to WWE Fastlane. Jericho calls out Goldberg, but Gillberg comes out instead. Owens beats Gillberg down before he even makes it to the ring. Owens tells Jericho he thought they were really going to beat down Goldberg together and demands an explanation from Jericho. Jericho says he thought it was a funny idea and wanted to show his thanks to Owens.
Jericho says Owens has made his career so much better this year and promises he'll help Owens beat Goldberg. Owens understands and apologizes to Jericho. Owens gives Jericho a new List as his gift. Jericho looks at the list and notices his name on it and notices it says The KO List. Owens suddenly attacks Jericho and beats him down. Owens throws The List at Jericho and throws him into the barricade. Owens power bombs Jericho on the apron and then throws Jericho head first into the TV in the ring.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho is loaded onto a stretcher and taken off in an ambulance.

- Enzo vs. Cesaro: The match closes out with Cesaro hitting a series of running uppercuts and a chop on Enzo. Enzo plants a boot on Cesaro and hits a DDT. Enzo runs the ropes but gets wasted by another Cesaro uppercut for the pinfall. After the match, Cass and Sheamus go face to face, but Cesaro backs Sheamus off.
Winner: Cesaro, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Charlotte tells Sasha Banks that she should be banned for bringing the morale down. Charlotte mocks Sasha's injured knee and tells her to watch how it's done.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley: The match closes out with Bayley meeting Charlotte on the top rope and hitting a hurracanrana for a near fall. Dana Brooke shows up at ringside and immediately gets decked by Bayley. Bayley traps Charlotte in the Figure Four leglock submission, however, Dana reaches in and rakes Bayley's eyes. Charlotte traps Bayley in the Figure Four leglock submission and bridges it into the Figure Eight submission. Sasha Banks hits the ring, nails Dana with her crutch and then pokes Charlotte in the chest with the crutch to break the hold. Bayley hits Bayley To Belly on Charlotte, scores the pinfall and wins the title.
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall, to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

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