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WWE RAW REPORT: DID THE UNDERTAKER APPEAR?, WHAT DID SHAWN MICHAELS HAVE TO SAY?, A HANDICAP MATCH FOR THE UNITED STATES TITLE, DID YOU WANT MORE FROM THE NEW DAY AND TITUS O'NEIL?, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-01-09 23:07:00

We are live in New Orleans, Louisiana and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.

Stephanie McMahon is with Mick Foley for his 2016 Performance Review.  Mick is excited to do it in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Stephanie says Mick got some things wrong but he did some things right.

Stephanie wants to talk about the rumor that Undertaker will be on Raw.  She says if something is promised, they expect it.  Stephanie reminds Mick about how Undertaker was last on Smackdown.

Mick says he has no concrete evidence but he has a feeling that Undertaker will be here.

Seth Rollins stops by and he tells Stephanie that he has entered the Royal Rumble. 

Braun Strowman says he wants Goldberg or Roman Reigns tonight . . . or else.

Mick tells Braun that Goldberg isn't here and Roman has a match . . . 

Seth says he can help Strowman and he punches Braun.  Stephanie screams for security as they brawl.  Officials come in and hold their hands out to stop Strowman and Seth.

Stephanie says she will take care of this while Mick makes sure Undertaker is here.

Match Number One:  Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho for the United States Title

Before the match starts, Braun Strowman's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.  Reigns goes after Strowman and they punch each other.  Owens and Jericho punch Reigns when he gets back into the ring.  Strowman attacks Reigns and all three men kick Reigns.  Owens with punches and kicks.  Strowman with a boot to the ribs.

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he has a chair.  Rollins throws the chair to Strowman and he hits a jumping round kick to Strowman.  Rollins hits Owens and Jericho with the chair and then he goes after Strowman.  Reigns hits Strowman with a chair and then Rollins and Reigns hit Strowman in the back with the chair.

Stephanie McMahon makes her way onto the stage.  She says this match will not end this way and Raw will not start this way.  She promised a handicap match for the United States Championship.  She says that so Roman does not have excuses when he loses, he will have his match later.  If Seth wants a fight, he has one against Braun Strowman.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Braun Strowman versus Seth Rollins

Rollins with a drop kick and kicks and punches to Strowman.  Strowman catches Rollins but Rollins gets to his feet to avoid a slam.  Rollins clips Strowman a few times.  Strowman sends Rollins to the mat and Rollins gets to the ropes.  Strowman pulls Rollins up and Rollins lands on his feet and Strowman with a forearm to the back.  Strowman with a splash into the corner and then he kicks Rollins in the chest.  Strowman blocks a kick and hits a short arm clothesline.

Rollins with punches but Strowman with a forearm and a hard Irish whip.  Strowman with an elbow drop.  Rollins grabs Strowman by the beard and hits a jaw breaker.  Rollins with punches but Strowman sends Rollins to the apron.  Rollins drops Strowman on the top rope.  Rollins with clotheslines that have no effect.  Rollins with kicks and Strowman with a choke slam.  Strowman knocks Rollins off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with an enzuigiri on the floor and Rollins with a suicide dive.  Rollins goes back in for a second one but Strowman gets in the ring and Rollins with a drop kick to the knees, a knee to the head and he gets a near fall.  Rollins with a springboard knee to the temple but Strowman stays on his feet.  Rollins goes up top and he is caught by Strowman and run into the turnbuckles.  Strowman runs into a boot and he goes for the Blockbuster but Strowman catches him and puts Rollins back on the turnbuckles and punches him.  Rollins goes to the apron and kicks Strowman.  Rollins punches Strowman on the turnbuckles and Strowman falls to the mat.  Rollins with a frog splash for a near fall.

Rollins with a knee to the head and he goes up top while Strowman is on the floor.  Rollins comes off the ring post and he misses when Strowman moves.  Strowman sends Rollins into the ringside barrier and then they go into the crowd.  Strowman drags Rollins to the ring but the referee gets to ten before either man can get into the ring.

Double Count Out

After the match, Strowman sends Rollins into the ring and he gets a chair and hits the ring post with it.  Rollins with a drop kick into the chair against Strowman's leg as he takes his time to get back into the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look at the match between Bayley and Nia Jax from last week when Sasha Banks distracted Nia long enough to allow Bayley to get the win.

Sasha Banks and Bayley are in the back and Bayley wants to know how Sasha's knee is.  Sasha says it is crazy that Bayley is the number one contender.  Bayley says she has beaten Charlotte before and can do it again.

Sasha says that after Bayley wins, we can have Sasha versus Bayley.  Sasha says she has Bayley's back.

Charlotte appears and claps at Sasha's comments.  She wonders why people believe that Sasha cares about Bayley or that she can help her win because Sasha has never beaten her for the title on pay per view.

Nia Jax appears and she kicks Sasha.  Charlotte attacks Bayley and sends her into a case. 

Charlotte thinks she has an ally in Nia, but Nia grabs Charlotte and pushes her against the cases.

Austin Aries has joined the commentary team and we take a look at Jack Gallagher and Ariya Daivari over the last few weeks.

Match Number Two:  Jack Gallagher versus Drew Gulak

Gulak with a take down and he works on the ankle.  Gallagher traps the ankle and he takes Drew down with an ankle scissors.  Gulak sends Gallagher to the floor and then Gulak slams Gallagher into the ropes.  Gulak goes to the turnbuckels and he hits a clothesline and gets a near fall.  Gulak with a Japanese Stranglehold.  Gallagher tries to escape but Gulak pulls him back to the mat.  Gulak with a head butt to the midsection.  Gallagher with a head stand on the turnbuckles and he floats over.  Gallagher with a monkey flip and European uppercuts.  Gulak with a forearm but Gallagher with a head butt and a running drop kick for the three count.

Winner:  Jack Gallagher

After the match, Gallagher is asked about his heated rivalry with Ariya Daivari.  Jack says he would be right to give Daivari a thrashing that has never been documented in WWE.  Since he is an extraordinary gentleman that he would like to resolve this on 205 Live with a Parley.  Jack says that it will allow them to negotiate terms of agreement.  If Mr. Daviari does not agree, they will have to engage in fisticuffs.

TJ Perkins and Shawn Michaels are in the back and we go to commercial.

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