Backstage, Kevin Owens is leaving the arena. Mick Foley stops Owens and says Owens can’t leave because Owens has a match tonight against Sami Zayn. Owens tells Foley that he was under the impression that Foley liked Zayn. If Foley isn’t careful, he is going to end up with more Superstars on the injured list than in the locker room.
Backstage, Roman Reigns walks into Foley’s office. Foley tells Reigns that he know Reigns wants Braun Strowman tonight, but he can’t have him till Fastlane. Anderson and Gallows walk in and tells Foley that they have unfinished business with Reigns from last week. Foley tells Reigns to find a partner and he will make a tag match for later tonight. Reigns says he doesn’t need a partner. He can take on Gallows and Anderson himself.
2-On-1 Handicap Match: Raw Tag Champions Anderson and Gallows vs Roman Reigns
As soon as the bell ring, Anderson is all over Reigns. Anderson hits the ropes but ends up running right into a shoulder block by Reigns. Reigns sends both Gallows and Anderson down to the mat. Reigns calls for the drive by, but Anderson grabs Reigns by the hair. Gallows boot Reigns in the face sending him crashing to the mat. Gallows rolls Reigns back into the ring. Gallows hits the Gas Mask on Reigns (haven’t seen that in a loooong time). Reigns is dumped to the outside. Gallows and Anderson beat Reigns down on the outside. Reigns is rolled back into the ring. Anderson grabs a chair. Reigns floors Anderson with a big boot. Reigns picks up the chair and hits Anderson with it.
Winners- Anderson and Gallows (DQ)
After the match, Reigns hits the Superman punch on Gallows and the Spear on Anderson.
In Ring Segment: Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie welcomes the crowd to Monday Night Raw. Stephanie says Mick Foley was obviously tired and upset after embarrassing himself last week during Samoa Joe’s contract signing. Foley has the week off to get himself together and reassess his role in WWE. Before Stephanie can continue, Roman Reigns’ music hits and he slowly walks to the ring. Reigns says he is going to keep this short and sweet: He isn’t waiting until Fastlane, he wants Braun Strowman tonight. Stephanie says tonight isn’t about her, it’s about the fans! Stephanie asks the crowd what they want to happen. Stephanie says these people clearly do not care about Reigns health, especially after the beating he got last week. Stephanie says Strowman already has a match tonight against Mark Henry.
Reigns says maybe he will come to ringside and watch the match. Stephanie retorts that if Reigns so much as lays a finger on Strowman not only will he lose his match at Fastlane, he will lose any opportunity at WrestleMania as well. Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows come out on the ramp… for some reason. Anderson says they couldn’t sit in the back and watch Reigns disrespect Stephanie. Gallows says Reigns should face them in a handicap match tonight. Stephanie says in honor of the newest member of the WWE Hall of Fame Teddy Long, they will face Reigns in a 2-on-1 match tonight, playa! Gallows and Anderson walk to the ring. Reigns climbs out fo the ring and attacks Gallows and Anderson. Referees separate them as we cut to a commercial.
2-On- 1 Handicap match: Gallows and Anderson vs Roman Reigns
Anderson and Gallows hit a tandem neck breaker for a two count. Anderson locks in a side headlock. Reigns tries to fight out of it, but Anderson kicks Reigns in the gut. Reigns manages to land a few right hands to Gallows. Anderson tries to tackle Reigns in the corner, but Anderson ends up eating the turnbuckle. Reigns knocks Gallows off the apron. Multiple corner clotheslines by Reigns to Anderson. Reigns calls for the Superman punch, but Gallows gets on the apron. Reigns knocks Gallows off the apron again. Superman punch to Anderson. Gallows hits the ring and pounce on Reigns. Anderson and Gallows beat down Reigns. The Referee calls for the bell.
Winner- Roman Reigns (DQ)
Raw Tag Team Title Match: Gallows and Anderson (c) vs Cesaro and Sheamus
Enzo and Big Cass are at ringside to watch the match.
Sheamus forces Anderson into the corner, but Anderson fights out of it. Anderson hits the ropes, but Sheamus picks him up and body slams him. Running double knees by Sheamus. Cesaro tags in and hits an axe handle off the top. Anderson forces Cesaro into the corner. Gallows tags in. Gallows gets floored by a European uppercut from Cesaro. Sheamus is back in. Double running shoulder block by Sheamus and Cesaro. Rolling senton by Sheamus followed by a jumping double stomp by Cesaro. Cesaro gets distracted by Gallows long enough for Anderson to hit a running boot in the corner. Cesaro rolls to the outside and eats a back leg front kick (#Schiavonisms) from gallows.
After a short break, Anderson and Gallows are taking turns beating down Cesaro. Cesaro finally makes it to Sheamus. Sheamus knocks Gallows off the apron. Rolling wheel kick in the corner by Sheamus. Sheamus clotheslines Anderson out to the apron. Ten beats of the Bohdan by Sheamus. Cesaro and Sheamus hit a double bodyslam. Gallows breaks up the pin. Gallows gets sent to the outside. Gallows kicks Enzo Amore in the head. Big Cass retaliates and kicks Gallows in the head, which causes a disqualification.
Winners and STILL Raw Tag Team Champions, Gallows and Anderson.
Backstage Cesaro and Sheamus argue about the Royal Rumble. Bayley interrupts and tells them that they need to get on the same page. They have a six-person tag match later tonight so they have to make this work. Bayley says they should have a group hug. Sheamus isn’t into it, but Cesaro is! Charlotte and the Club walk in and make fun of Bayley, Sheamus, and Cesaro for being losers and nerds.
Cesaro, Sheamus, and Bayley vs Charlotte Flair, Gallows and Anderson
Bayley tries to lock up with Charlotte, but Charlotte tags in Anderson. Anderson elbows Cesaro in the head before tagging in Gallows. Gallows eats multiple uppercuts by Cesaro. Cesaro goes up top. Charlotte distracts Cesaro by blowing a kiss at him. Gallows kicks Cesaro off the top rope. Cesaro falls to the outside. After a short break, Anderson and Gallows are working over Cesaro. Cesaro manages to tag in Sheamus, who clears the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus hit their finisher on Gallows, but Anderson breaks up the pin. Gallows tags in Charlotte. Bayley and Cesaro hit a poetry in motion variation on Charlotte. Cesaro dives off the top onto everyone. Bayley hits the Bayley to belly on Charlotte for the win.
Second Kickoff Match: Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match.
Cesaro and Anderson starts things off. Cesaro with a quick dropkick for a one count. Cesaro connects with a gut wrench suplex for a two count. Anderson rams his knee to the back of Cesaro neck. Cesaro uppercuts Anderson. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus with a flying shoulder block for a two count. Sheamus with a rolling senton. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a double stomp to the chest of Anderson for a two count. Anderson with a leaping leg lariat in the corner. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows with a right hand to the jaw of Cesaro. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Cesaro with a Springboard Uppercut for a two count. Sheamus and Cesaro with a double clothesline to Gallows. Sheamus with a knee drop for a two count. Sheamus and Cesaro are mauling Gallows in the corner. Gallows with a back body drop to Cesaro. Gallows headbutt’s Cesaro. Cesaro tries to fight off The Club in the corner.
Gallows with a boot to the face of Cesaro. Gallows knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Gallows applies a rear chin lock. Gallows kicks Cesaro in the chest. Cesaro powers up and connects with a vertical suplex. Cesaro with a roll through and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus with a running shoulder tackle to Gallows in the corner. Sheamus connects with the ten beats to the chest of Gallows. Sheamus ascends to the top rope. Sheamus with a flying clothesline for a two count. Sheamus with a knee to the chest of Gallows. Sheamus plants Gallows with the White Noise. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with the cover on Gallows for a two count. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Gallows blocks. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson with running knee that knocks Sheamus off the ring apron.
Anderson goes for the cover with his boot on the second rope, but he gets caught by the referee. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Anderson gets back on his feet. Cesaro with a drop toe hold and connects with the Swiss One Nine. Cesaro with a flying crossbody for a two count. Anderson with a back slide for a two count. Cesaro uppercuts Anderson. Cesaro with a boot to the face of Gallows. Anderson plants Cesaro with the Spine Buster for a two count.
The Club goes for the Magic Killer, but Sheamus gets in the way. Sheamus accidentally Brouge Kicks the referee. Anderson tosses Sheamus out of the ring. Cesaro gets Anderson in the Cesaro Swing. The other referee enters the match. Cesaro applies a Sharpshooter, but Gallows breaks the submission hold with a big boot. Anderson with the cover for a two count. Sheamus with a double leg takedown to Gallows. Sheamus transitions into the ground and pound attack. The Club plants Sheamus with the Magic Killer. Cesaro clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Anderson rolls Cesaro up with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
Luke Gallows Def.Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro
If not for a miscue involving the referees last week, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson would be Raw Tag Team Champions. But the good brothers didn’t exactly let themselves wallow in disappointment one week after their non-victory, with Gallows picking up a singles win over Cesaro despite the fact that Karl Anderson was chased away from ringside by Sheamus.
Left to his own devices against Cesaro, The Suntan Biker Man struggled to find an answer for The King of Swing’s multifaceted attack, not to mention some chicanery from Sheamus that let him get a cheap shot in on Gallows. Anderson made his return right as Cesaro locked Gallows in the Sharpshooter, taking out Sheamus from behind and distracting the referee right as the big man tapped. When Cesaro released the hold, Gallows sprang into action with a big boot and fireman’s carry flapjack for the win. So some referee funny business mars the match again. Good thing the title rematch this Sunday will have two.
Cesaro w/Sheamus vs Karl Anderson w/Luke Gallows
Shoulder block by Cesaro leads to a one count on Anderson. Cesaro hits the ropes and runs right into an elbow to the head. Cesaro sends Anderson to the mat after a stiff European uppercut. Cesaro picks up Anderson in a gut wrench, walks around with him, and tosses him over with a massive suplex. Cesaro lands a basement European uppercut. Gallows distracts Cesaro long enough for Anderson to catch him with a running knee. Cesaro tumbles to the outside.
After a short break, Cesaro lifts Anderson up for a struggle suplex. Anderson manages to catch Cesaro with another running knee in the corner for a two count. Anderson locks in a rear chin lock. Cesaro fights out of it and pushes Anderson into the corner. Cesaro uppercuts Anderson in the back. Anderson whips Cesaro into the opposite corner, but Cesaro hops up to the top rope and hits a splash for another near fall. Cesaro calls for the swing, but Gallows pulls Anderson out of the ring. Anderson hits a spine buster. Anderson sets up a DVD, but Cesaro reverses it and hits a springboard European uppercut. Another running knee by Anderson. Cesaro picks Anderson and sets him on the top rope. Cesaro dropkicks Anderson, then European uppercuts him. Cesaro sets up Anderson for a super plex, but Gallows hits the rope which causes Cesaro to fall off the top. Anderson drives Cesaro into the mat with a diving neck breaker for the win.
Winner- Karl Anderson
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Raw Tag Team Championship Number One Contenders match: Gallows and Anderson vs Sheamus and Cesaro
The New Day is at ringside for the match. Anderson takes Cesaro over in an armbar. Cesaro does a stutter kip up before reversing the hold. Anderson kicks Cesaro in the gut. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Cesaro whips Anderson into the ropes. Sheamus hits a diving battering ram for a near fall. Anderson tags in Gallows. Sheamus hits the Irish curse back breaker. Gallows rolls to the outside. Anderson and Gallows get in New Day’s face. Sheamus clotheslines Gallows as Cesaro European uppercuts Anderson.
After the break, Anderson and Gallows are working over Cesaro. Cesaro tries to dive to tag Sheamus, but Anderson catches Cesaro in mid-air and spine busters him. Gallows and Anderson set up the Magic Killer, but Sheamus breaks it up. Sheamus inadvertently spins Cesaro so he ends up DDTing Gallows. Cesaro finally manages to tag in Sheamus. Sheamus hits the Ten Beats of the Bohren. Gallows hits the ring. but Sheamus picks him up and rolling sentons him. Anderson attacks, but Sheamus picks him up and rolling Sentons him on top of Gallows. Cesaro tags himself in. Sheamus gets dumped to the outside. Cesaro dives off the top for a high cross body. Cesaro clotheslines Anderson over the top rope. Anderson, Gallows, Sheamus and Cesaro all battle on the outside. The fight ends up on top of New Day. New Day attacks both teams to cause the DQ.
Tag Team Title Match: The New Day (c) vs Gallows and Anderson
Kingston floors Anderson with a dropkick. After a brief conflict outside Kingston knocks Anderson on his butt after a spin kick. The New Day catch Anderson in the unicorn stampede. Gallows, pulls Big E. off the apron. Gallows almost decapitates Big E. with a big boot. Anderson destroys Kingston with a sick kick. Gallows turns Kingston inside out with a clothesline. Anderson gets a two count. Gallows tags in. Kingston miffs on a springboard and ends up getting choke slammed for a near fall.
Anderson hits a powerbomb for a two count. Gallows dives off the second rope, but Kingston gets his boots up. Kingston tags in Big E. Big E. hits two overhead belly to belly suplexes on Anderson. Anderson sends Big E. into the ring post. Anderson hits the sick kick for a long two count. Big E. trips Anderson to the apron. Big E. spears Anderson through the ropes. Big E. tosses Anderson back into the ring. The New Day hit the Midnight Hour on Anderson, but Gallows breaks up the pin. Gallows tries to hit the gas mask, but Kingston kneed him in the face. Gallows pulls Kingston the outside. Anderson lands a jumping neckbreaker off the top rope on Big E. Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer, but Kingston breaks up the pin. Kingston’s head his bleeding pretty badly. Kingston knocks Gallows off the apron. Kingston is a bloody mess. Anderson walks right into Trouble in Paradise for the win!
Winners, and Still Raw Tag Team Champions, The New Day!
First Match: The New Day (c) vs. The Club for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Anderson and Kofi starts off this match. Gallows with a running clothesline to Big E on the outside before the bell rings. Anderson with a running axe handle to the back of Kofi. Anderson follows that up with a running liger bomb for a two count. Gallows drops Woods with a big boot. Anderson goes to the ground and pound attack. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows with a big boot to Kofi. Gallows with a series of right hands to Kofi in the corner. Gallows connects with a uppercut. Gallows follows that up with a elbow drop. Gallows headbutt’s Kofi. Kofi with a boot to the face of Gallows in the corner. Gallows plants Kofi with the Gallows Pole.
Big E and Anderson are tagged in. Big E connects with three consecutive belly to belly suplex’s. Big E follows that up with a running splash. Big E tosses Anderson to the ring apron. Big E goes for the suicide spear, but Anderson counters with a knee strike from the ring apron. Big E with a side slam for a two count. Anderson drops Big E with a running knee for a two count. Anderson kicks Big E in the chest. Anderson tags in Gallows. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Gallows drops him with a big boot. The Club connects with the Magic Killer for a two count. Anderson tosses Kofi to the outside.
Big E tags in Kofi. Anderson plants Kofi with a spine buster for a two count. Anderson tags in Gallows. Kofi goes for the SOS, but Gallows counters with the Choke Slam for a two count. Kofi ducks out of the way and Gallows is sent crashing to the outside. Kofi with the Trouble to Paradise to Anderson. Kofi tags in Big E. Big E plants Anderson with the Big Ending for a two count as Gallows drags Big E out of the ring. Kofi with a springboard back elbow to Gallows on the outside. Woods hits Anderson in the face with the trombone behind the referee’s back. The New Day connects with the Midnight Hour to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day