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. Brock Lesnar & Goldberg are set to appear, as well as Seth Rollins to answer Triple H’s challenge from last week. Last call for build up before WrestleMania 33 this Sunday. Tweet and follow @wrestlenewz on Twitter.
Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST
Show opens up and Raw Women’s Champion Bayley comes out to the ring. She tells the audience how excited she is about WrestleMania. Then she tells a story about growing up and begging her parents to order WrestleMania, but this year she is actually competing on the show as champion.
Charlotte Flair’s music hits and she comes out to interupt the promo. The crowd sounds their disapproval. Charlotte calls Bayley a paper champion. She tells Bayley that Sasha has been manipulating her so she can get a shot at the title. Sasha is not really Bayley’s friend. Charlotte will be walking away from WrestleMania as champ and the other two women will walk away into obscurity.
Charlotte shows a tweet from Sasha where she talked about keeping friends close and enemies closer. She says that Sasha doesn’t believe in friendship, only championships. Sasha will stab Bayley in the back. Sasha’s music hits and she comes out to refute these claims. Sasha reaffirms the friendship with Bayley but still states that she will win the title on Sunday.
Then Nia Jax comes out to the ring. She says she’s tired of hearing about these same women all the time. And when she wins the belt, it will have found a permanent home. All four women start to brawl as it cuts to commercial.
Women’s Tag Team Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Charlotte & Nia Jax
Jax and Charlotte end up cutting the ring off on Sasha and employ an effective offense as they cycle through some tags. Jax puts Sasha in a rear chin lock. Sasha stands up and escapes with a jawbreaker. Jax neutralizes her again and then Charlotte comes in and puts on a submission. Sasha manages to create some space and gets a tag to Bayley who comes in hot.
Bayley starts unleashing her offense and hits a belly-to-back suplex for a 2-count on Charlotte. Charlotte comes back and puts Bayley in the Figure-4. Sasha breaks up the hold and then Jax attacks her. On the outside Jax tries to launch Sasha into the ring post but Sasha sneaks out the back door and pushes Jax into the post herself.
In the ring, after a quick transition, Bayley hits the Bayley To Belly for the victory. Jax goes nuts after the match and lays everyone out before grabbing the title belt and holding it above her head.