Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 2/28/17: RAW Green Bay 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 Green Bay, Wisconsin. RAW served it's go home show to this Sunday night's WWE Fastlane pay per view. Goldberg returned to give his final thoughts on his match against WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens at WWE Fastlane. The New Day battled Rusev and Jinder Mahal in tag team action. Akira Tozawa battled Noam Dar in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. Sasha Banks and WWE RAW Women's Champion Bayley battled Charlotte and Nia Jax in tag team action. Big Cass battled WWE RAW World Tag Team Champion Luke Gallows. Sheamus battled Titus O'Neil in one on one action. Seth Rollins returns to give us an update on his leg injury. Big Show battled The Shining Stars in a Handicap Match. Jack Gallagher and TJ Perkins battled WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville and Tony Nese in tag team action. Samoa Joe battled Cesaro in one on one action. Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns have a contract signing to make their match at WWE Fastlane official.

** RAW **

- Goldberg Promo: Goldberg promises the fans, his wife, his son and Kevin Owens that he will win the WWE Universal Championship and defend it against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 33. Kevin Owens interrupts and stands on the stage. Owens says that Goldberg is next in the evolution of Kevin Owens as the champ. Goldberg says all that speech did was piss Goldberg off and dares Owens to get in the ring. Owens wants a Street Fight tonight, but then backs out and says Green Bay doesn't deserve it, so he'll wait till Sunday. Owens promises he'll beat Goldberg on Sunday and all the Goldberg chants will die permanently.

- The New Day Promo: New Day hype their hosting of Wrestlemania 33 and continue to push for New Day ice cream. The New Day then mock the Oscar flub by announcing The Shining Stars as their opponents. Once Epico and Primo appear, The New Day admit their mistake and say it's supposed to be Rusev and Jinder Mahal. The Shining Stars get Big Show later.

- The New Day vs. Rusev and Jinder Mahal: The match closes out with Mahal escaping Big E's Big Ending and boots Big E. Woods splashes Mahal as Big E eats a thrust kick from Rusev. Outside the ring Kofi and Lana begin arguing, distracting Rusev. Mahal gets distracted with Rusev leaving him and gets pinned by Woods with a bridging O'Connor Roll. After the match, Rusev and Mahal argue about what happened.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Big Cass tells Enzo that they need to focus because Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have won tag titles all over the world and Big Cass and Enzo haven't won any titles anywhere yet. Enzo says Cass is right and then runs off at the mouth about winning gold.

- Backstage, Samoa Joe interrupts Cesaro and Sheamus. Joe says it's funny that Cesaro is still reaching for the brass ring. Cesaro says that at least he's not carrying Triple H's jock strap like Joe. Sheamus offers to Brogue Kick Joe, but Cesaro says he's got this as Joe walks off.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon gives Mick Foley another pep talk, mentions Triple H ending Foley's career once, Triple H gets stronger yearly while Foley falls. Stephanie concludes by saying Foley can't even live up to his own expectations.

- Akira Tozawa vs. Noam Dar: The match closes out with Tozawa hitting a suicide dive on Dar and takes the fight back into the ring. Tozawa misses a dive off the ropes, but lands on his feet and unloads kicks on Dar. Tozawa dodges a kick and scores the pinfall on a german suplex bridge. After the match, Brian Kendrick attacks Tozawa from behind, beats Tozawa down and says lesson #3 is having eyes in the back of your head at all times.
Winner: Akira Tozawa, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Samoa Joe asks Mick Foley if he's having a nice day. Foley says he used to like Joe, but now he's just Triple H's puppet and puts him in a match against Cesaro.

- Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Charlotte and Nia Jax: The match closes out with Charlotte dumping Bayley on the apron, but Bayley dumps Charlotte on the ropes. Bayley goes to the top rope, leaps on Nia's back and locks in a chinlock. Nia dumps Bayley on the mat, but Bayley comes back and knocks Charlotte off the apron. Nia drops Bayley and then knocks Sasha off the apron. Sasha leaps at Nia, but gets caught and slammed on top of Bayley. Nia hits the leg drop on Bayley and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Nia Jax and Charlotte, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Mick Foley tells Braun Strowman he has no competition for him tonight. Strowman wants Roman Reigns to sign a contract to make their WWE Fastlane match official so Reigns can't back out. Foley says he'll do what he can, but if it doesn't go Strowman's way then don't blame Foley.

- Luke Gallows vs. Big Cass: The match closes out with Cass hitting the Empire Elbow, but gets distracted by Karl Anderson. Enzo sends Anderson into the steel steps as Cass hits a big boot on Gallows and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Big Cass, by pinfall.

- Titus O'Neil vs. Sheamus: Sheamus picks up the quick pinfall after hitting the Brogue Kick after Titus tries to attack.
Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall.

- Seth Rollins Promo: Rollins arrives still using a crutch to walk. Rollins says his rehab is going good and he hopes to be back soon. Rollins says that maybe he deserved this, he let his ego get in the way and should've expected Triple H to stab him in the back. Rollins says it doesn't look like the doctors will clear him in time for Wrestlemania 33. Triple H and Samoa Jow suddenly interrupt and head to ringside. Triple H says it's good to see Rollins and it's best that he's not at Wrestlemania. Triple H says he used to call Rollins the future, but now he's the past and just another washed up superstar. Triple H warns Rollins not to show up at Wrestlemania and call Triple H out because it'll be the last thing Rollins ever does. Rollins says he has nothing to lose, he will be at Wrestlemania and if it's the last thing he ever does, it'll be Triple H's last too.

- "Handicap Match": Big Show vs. The Shining Stars: The match closes out with Epico and Primo double teaming Show to his knees. Primo leaps off the top rope, but gets swatted down by Show. Show hits the Knockout Punch Epico and then choke slams Primo to score the pinfall.
Winner: Big Show, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Neville interrupts Tony Nese and asks him if he remembers the plan of putting Jack Gallagher in his place before WWE Fastlane. Nese says he remembers, but he's going to do what's best for him too. Neville tells Nese not to screw things up and walks out.

- Jack Gallagher and TJ Perkins vs. Neville and Tony Nese: The match closes out with Gallagher hitting a drop kick on Nese and a near fall crossbody. Gallagher tosses Neville onto the apron. Perkins hits the Detonation Kick on Nese and Gallagher follows with a drop kick. Gallagher applies a submission and makes Nese tap out as Neville looks on and refuses to help Nese.
Winners: Jack Gallagher and TJ Perkins, by submission.

- Backstage, Sasha Banks tells Bayley that she'll be at ringside when Bayley defends her title against Charlotte at WWE Fastlane to watch her back. Stephanie McMahon interrupts and informs Sasha that she'll be battling Nia Jax at WWE Fastlane.

- Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe: The match closes out with Joe countering the Cesaro Swing, so Cesaro hits a double stomp instead for a near fall. Joe counters The Neutralizer and Cesaro injures his leg in the ropes. Joe kicks Cesaro's injured leg and then hits a Uranage for the pinfall.
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall.

- Samoa Joe Promo: Joe says he's made an impact on RAW by hurting people and reminds everyone backstage to not step up to The Destroyer. Sami Zayn suddenly attacks Joe and unloads on Joe. Zayn and Joe brawl to the side of the stage until Joe gets a cheap shot in as WWE Security arrive. Zayn flies off the RAW stage and takes out Joe and security until finally being pulled off Joe.

- Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman Contract Signing: Mick Foley is in the ring for the contract signing. Strowman mocks Foley, Foley demands respect and Strowman calls Foley pathetic. Foley gets in Strowman's face and says Strowman will learn to respect Foley or else. Roman Reigns arrives and heads to the ring. Strowman attacks Reigns, sends Reigns into the ringpost and then tosses Reigns over the barricade. Strowman and Reigns brawl into the production area where Reigns hits a Superman Punch and then spears Strowman through the barricade.
Reigns goes to sign the contract as Strowman asks Reigns if that's all he's got. Reigns hits another Superman Punch and goes for the spear. Strowman catches Reigns, tosses him into the corner and the turnbuckle breaks causing Reigns to spill to the floor. Strowman leaves as Reigns gets to his feet and signs the contract to end the show.

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