Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 3/21/17: RAW Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, New York. After attacking Triple H last week, the fate of Mick Foley is decided. Sami Zayn battled Samoa Joe in a one on one match. Seth Rollins' doctor gives an update on Rollins after the Triple H attack last week. Charlotte battled Dana Brooke in one on one Women's Division action. WWE United States Champion Chris Jericho brings us another edition of The Highlight Reel. TJ Perkins battled Brian Kendrick in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. WWE RAW Women's Champion Bayley battled Nia Jax in a non title No DQ Match. Triple H comments on Seth Rollins' doctor's update. Sheamus and Cesaro battled Enzo, Big Cass, and the WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a "Handicap Match", with their WrestleMania 33 spot on the line. Austin Aries battled Tony Nese in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. The main event of the show saw Braun Strowman battle Roman Reigns one on one.

** RAW **

- Mick Foley Promo: Foley thanks Triple H and Stephanie McMahon for the opportunity, apologizes for shoving Mr. Socko into Triple H's mouth last week, doesn't want the issues he had with Stephanie McMahon to distract us from Wrestlemania 33 and finally announces that he's stepping down and taking a leave of absence. Foley suddenly rips up the index cards he was reading from, says that Triple H made him say all that and they forgot that he's Mick friggin' Foley. Stephanie McMahon immediately interrupts Foley, mocks Foley, says all Foley cares about is himself and not the business, Foley can't even make big decisions and finally Stephanie has two words for Foley.....you're fired. Sami Zayn's music hits and he interrupts. Zayn says what she's doing to Foley is wrong, no one has the guts to tell Stephanie like it is and Foley has shown more integrity the 9 months he was GM than Stephanie's shown her whole life. Stephanie apologizes and says she wasn't listening, Zayn has talent, but isn't on a high level of importance to question her decisions. Stephanie orders Zayn to leave, but Zayn refuses and says that that would be the smart thing to do, but he wants to do the right thing. Samoa Joe suddenly arrives to back up Stephanie. Stephaine puts Zayn in a match with Joe and orders Foley to get out of her building.

- Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Zayn hitting the outside DDT dive through the ropes on Joe. Back in the ring, Joe counters the Helluva Kick and Uranage Slams Zayn into the mat. Joe traps Zayn in the Coquina Clutch submission and makes Zayn tap for the victory.
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission.

- Backstage, Mick Foley tells Sami Zayn what he did was dumb, but he appreciates his courage. Foley says he did the best he could, but now the RAW Superstars need to make a stand. Cesaro and Sheamus thank Foley for believing in them, Bayley hugs Foley and then Triple H appears and mockingly tells Foley to have a nice day.

- Update On Seth Rollins: Seth Rollins' doctor says the Triple H attack last week reaggravated Rollins' knee injury, but it wasn't too serious thanks to Rollins' knee brace. Rollins' doctor says there is no way he'll clear Rollins for Wrestlemania 33. Rollins' doctor states that Rollins needs more time to rehab and if Rollins shows up at Wrestlemania 33 and tries to compete he may suffer a career ending knee injury.

- Charlotte vs. Dana Brooke: The match closes out with Dana in control and hits a Stunner on Charlotte. Dana traps Charlotte in the corner and then runs the ropes. Charlotte charges out and drills Dana with a big boot to score the pinfall.
Winner: Charlotte, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon mocks Bayley, asks if she needs a hug and puts her in a No DQ Match tonight against Nia Jax. If Nia wins she'll be included in the title match at Wrestlemania 33, making it a Fatal Four Way Match.

- The Highlight Reel With Chris Jericho: Jericho says his guest tonight is the "Real" Kevin Owens. Jericho says he never needed Owens to be his best friend because he has plenty. Jericho shows a photo of Owens when he was 16 in a Jericho shirt. Next Jericho shows a tweet from Kevin Owens asking for advice back in 2014. Jericho says when they face each other at Wrestlemania 33, Owens is going to regret what he got himself into. Samoa Joe appears on stage and distracts Jericho allowing Owens to attack from behind. Owens unloads on Jericho, plants Jericho with the Pop Up Power Bomb and then rips up Jericho's "List".

- TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick: The match closes out with Kendrick countering the Detonation Kick and the referee almost gets hit. Kendrick hits Sliced Bread #2 and scores the pinfall. After the match, Kendrick reveals Akira Tozawa's passport and says he's the reason Tozawa isn't in the country tonight. Kendrick says this is another lesson to Tozawa.
Winner: Brian Kendrick, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Roman Reigns is confident he'll beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33 because this is his yard now.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon confronts Sheamus and Cesaro and says she's not happy with them saying goodbye to Mick Foley. Stephanie announces that Sheamus and Cesaro will face Enzo, Big Cass, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a 4 on 2 match, if they lose they are out of Wrestlemania 33.

- "No DQ Match, If Nia Jax Wins She Gets Added To The WWE RAW Women's Championship Match At Wrestlemania 33": Bayley vs. Nia Jax: The match closes out with Bayley hitting a knee for a near fall. Bayley hits an elbow and a running clothesline for another near fall. Nia ends up taking control, dropping Bayley with a Samoan Drop and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Nia Jax, by pinfall.

- Triple H Promo: Triple H says he's disappointed that Seth Rollins can't make Wrestlemania 33, Rollins messed up when he stopped listening to Triple H and then shows footage from his beat down on Rollins last week. Triple H says he gave Seth Rollins the blueprint to success, but he chose to whine and complain. Triple H says he's finished dealing with Rollins just like he was finished being Rollins crutch to the top. Triple H then has second thoughts and offers Seth Rollins the opportunity to come to RAW next week and sign a document for an Unsanctioned Street Fight at Wrestlemania 33.

- "Handicap Match, If Sheamus and Cesaro Lose, They Lose Their Wrestlemania 33 Spot": Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Enzo, Big Cass, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: The match closes out with Gallows and Anderson beating down their own partners Enzo and Big Cass. Enzo and Cass come back and unload on Gallows and Anderson, allowing Sheamus and Cesaro to steal the pinfall.
Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro, by pinfall.

- Backstage, The New Day promise to be fair hosts at Wrestlemania 33 and not show favoritism to RAW.

- Austin Aries vs. Tony Nese: The match closes out with Aries hitting a facebuster, followed by an STO. Aries cracks Nese with an elbow and then hits a rolling senton. Aries hits a missile dropkick off the ropes, and running punch and then puts Nese away by pinfall with the discus forearm.
Winner: Austin Aries, by pinfall.

- Neville Promo: After the match, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville arrives on stage and stares down Aries. Neville says he's tempted to come to the ring and take Aries out like he's done to the rest of the Cruiserweight Division. Aries tells Neville to keep telling everyone that he's the King of the Cruiserweights, because after Wrestlemania 33 Aries will be the new champion and Neville will be nothing but a facade that ended.

- Backstage, Braun Strowman says he's going to destroy Roman Reigns tonight and The Undertaker will have to scoop Reigns off the mat with a shovel if he still wants him at Wrestlemania 33.

- Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns: The match closes out with Strowman attempting to use the steel steps, but gets stunned by Reigns with a Superman Punch. Reigns tries another Superman Punch, but Strowman blocks it. Reigns counters Strowman offense and connects with a big boot. Reigns hits another Superman Punch and puts Strowman down finally. Reigns goes for the spear, but suddenly The Undertaker's gong hits. The lights go out and the gong sounds again. The lights come back on and The Undertaker is in the ring staring down Reigns. Strowman tries to attack Undertaker, but gets grabbed and choke slammed. Undertaker turns his attention back to Reigns and eats a spear. Reigns leaves the ring as Undertaker sits up and stares Reigns down again. Undertaker does the cut throat motion to Reigns and continues to stare Reigns down as RAW ends.
Winner: No Contest

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