Wrestlenewz brings you live play-by-play coverage of tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Bayley will challenge Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship. Tweet and follow @wrestlenewz on Twitter.
Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST
Show opens up and Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon comes out. She tells the crowd that, because Mick Foley was off his game last week, she gave him this week off. So she will be running Raw tonight. At this, Roman Reigns’ music hits and he comes out to the ring. Reigns say that he doesn’t want to wait until Fastlane, he wants to fight Braun Strowman right now.
Stephanie says that since the show is not about her, she’ll ask the audience what they want. They overwhelmingly cheer in favor of watching Strowman vs. Reigns tonight. Steph selectively hear ambivalence and says that clearly the fans don’t care about Reigns or what he wants. Reigns says he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him, especially Stephanie.
Steph says that Strowman vs. Reigns will not happen tonight and will have to wait for Fastlane. Tonight Strowman will be facing The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. Reigns says maybe he’ll come out and watch it at ringside. Stephanie tells Reigns if he so much as lays a hand on Strowman then maybe the Fastlane match can be called off altogether.
Raw Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson come out and tells Reigns that he should listen, the Strowman match isn’t going to happen tonight. Then they challenge Reigns to a match. Stephanie concurs and so it is official. Anderson & Gallows come down to the ring and Reigns runs out of the ring to meet them in the aisle. A brawl ensues before a commercial break hits.
Handicap Match: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Roman Reigns
Back from commercial and Reigns rips 10 clubbing blows into Anderson in the corner. Reigns knocks Gallows off the apron and hits a Superman Punch on Anderson. Before he can pin Gallows attacks him and then Anderson joins in on the double team. They pummel Reigns until the ref calls for the bell after they don’t respond to his commands. The match is disqualified.
Gallows & Anderson for for a Magic Killer but Reigns fights out of it and drives the two men off and up the aisle towards the back as Reigns music hits.
Winner: Roman Reigns (DQ)