Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST
Show opens up and Raw General Manager Mick Foley comes out to the ring. He comes out with a written letter and says he comes out a humbled man. He personally thanks Triple H and Stephanie McMahon for offering him the opportunity of a lifetime. He apologizes for his actions last week when he put the Mandible Claw on Triple H and insulted Stephanie.
He says he doesn’t want to take away from WrestleMania and, effectively immediately, he is taking a leave of absence. Then he flips out and says that Triple H gave him these index cards 5 minutes before coming out. He’s Mick freaking Foley and he’ll say what he wants. The mic starts to cut out as he continues trying to spit venom about the Authority.
Then Steph’s music hits and she comes out. She says she gave him a golden opportunity to be the Raw General Manager and he goes and squanders it. She gave him an opportunity to come give his farewell address and he blows that too. That’s why he needs index cards. It’s all about him and he doesn’t care about what is best for business. The crowd chants, “Foley! Foley! Foley!”
Steph says that she’s wanted to say this for a long time, she’s got two words for him: “You’re FIIIRRREEEEDDDDDDDD!” Mick steps through the ropes to the apron and motions to leave but then Sami Zayn’s music hits. He comes out and tells Steph that she is way out of line and should be ashamed of herself. Steph replies that Sami may be talented but he’s not on the level to come talk to her like that. He should go backstage and think about a way to make this insult up to her.
Sami tells her that the smart thing would be to go backstage and forget this whole thing, but he’d rather do the right thing. Then Samoa Joe’s music hits and he comes out to the ring. Steph says that Sami’s mouth has gotten him in trouble again because he’s got a match with Joe right now.
Singles Match: Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe
Joe dismantles Zayn with consistent offense. He stretches him with submission hold after submission hold. Then he hits an enziguri and throws Zayn into the ring post on the outside. Zayn is almost counted out but just gets back in the ring in time. Joe bounces off the rope and Zayn levels him with a clothesline. Zayn proceeds to comes off the top rope with a high cross body and gets a 2-count.
Joe rolls outside and then drags Zayn out with him. Zayn manages to smack Joe’s head off the ring post and then jumps through the ropes and hits his tornado DDT on the floor. Back in the ring and Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick but Joe counters it with a big slam and then puts on the Coquina Clutch. Zayn taps out.
Winner: Samoa Joe