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WWE RAW REPORT: A TAG TEAM RETURNS, BROCK'S OPPONENT IS ANNOUNCED, DREW REVEALS HE IS A FAN OF THE GREATEST STAR WARS CHARACTER, AND A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ROYAL RUMBLE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-12-18 23:04:00

We begin this week's Raw with a look back at the match that was supposed to determine who would face Brock Lesnar at The Royal Rumble, but the match ended in a double count out.  Who will be the man to face Brock in Philadelphia?

We are in Providence, Rhode Island and your announcers are Michael Cole, Booker T, and Corey Graves.

Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring.

Kurt welcomes everyone to Raw and he mentions last week's match to determine Brock Lesnar's challenger.  Since there was no decisive winner we do not have an opponent.  By the end of the night, Kurt says he will choose the opponent for Brock.

Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring.  

Braun tells Kurt he earned the opportunity to face Brock.  Last week, the was the only one standing so Kurt should choose him to be Brock's opponent at the Royal Rumble.

Kane makes his way to the ring.

Kane says he has caused more destruction than anyone in the WWE over the last twenty years so no one is moving ahead of him.  Brock's list of victims is impressive and it includes his brother, the Undertaker, it does not include him.  Kane says he will get his chance at the Royal Rumble, unless you are man enough to stop him.  Kane looks at Strowman.

Paul Heyman comes out and he has something to say.  He says you are not going to have this discussion without input from the title holder, his client, the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion . . . Brock Lesnar.

Brock makes his way to the ring.

Kurt says he has to make his announcement.  It will be a Triple Threat Match at the Royal Rumble between Brock, Braun, and Kane.

Kurt leaves the ring as all three men circle and attack each other.  Brock avoids a choke slam and then he gets Kane on his shoulders and hits an F5.

Brock leaves the ring and stands on the apron.  Brock heads to the back and does the Brock Bounce on the stage. 

Kane sits up and stands up in the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jason Jordan's music plays instead of Seth's opponent, Samoa Joe.

Jason tells Seth he understands he is not the guy that Seth wants to see right now.  You want Samoa Joe.  Jason says you are not the only one.  He says he has been asking Kurt Angle for a match against Samoa Joe for two weeks.  Jason gets to the ring and he says he is done asking.  He says he has nothing but respect for Seth, but if you have a bone to pick with Samoa Joe, you have to pick them when he is done.

Seth gets a mic and he tells Jason he respects and appreciates him.  He says that he knows that Jason has Kurt's voice in his head that he needs to win.  This is not your big opportunity . . . 

Samoa Joe's music plays and he makes his way to the stage to speak.  

Joe says this is nice.  He feels like the belle of the ball and all of the popular people want to dance with him.  Joe says he believes in simple solutions.  Why not have Jason Jordan versus Seth Rollins and the winner gets beat down and put to sleep by him.

Seth says that sounds wonderful but the match has already been made between him and Joe.  He tells Joe to mosey on down and kick in his teeth while Jordan looks elsewhere for his daddy's approval.

Jordan pushes Rollins down.

Joe comes to ringside and takes a seat.

Match Number One:  Seth Rollins versus Jason Jordan

Rollins avoids Jordan when Jordan wants to lock up.  Jordan with a take down into a waist lock and take down.  Jordan with a waist lock take down and he gets a near fall.  Jordan with a side head lock. Jordan with a shoulder tackle and Rollins with a kick and he clotheslines Jordan over the top rope and he lands on Joe's feet.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jordan with a shoulder tackle and shoulders to Rollins.  Rollins with a thrust kick and he sends Jordan to the floor.  Rollins comes off the apron but Jordan catches Seth and runs him into the ringside barrier.  Jordan gets a near fall.  Jordan punches Rollins and connects with forearms to the kidneys and shoulders to the lower back.  Jordan with a hard Irish whip for a near fall.  Jordan runs Rollins into the turnbuckles.  Rollins chops Jordan and applies a front face lock.

Jordan runs Rollins into the turnbuckles again.  Jordan kicks Rollins in the back and applies a rear chin lock.  Jordan runs Rollins into the corner two more times and then he picks Rollins up and does it a third time.  Jordan with a running shoulder into the corner and he gets a near fall.  Jordan punches Rollins.  Rollins with chops but Jordan with a back breaker and he gets a near fall.  Jordan with a rear chin lock and his knee in Rollins' back.  

Rollins with punches but Jordan with a knee and he tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Rollins turns the hips to counter into a lateral press and he gets a near fall.  Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles.  Jordan blocks a super kick and Jordan hits an exploder as we go to commercial.

We are back and we miss Rollins hitting slingblade and he is sent to the apron.  Rollins with a kick and springboard clothesline for a near fall.  Rollins with a running forearm into the corner.  Jordan with a suplex and he gets a near fall.  Rollins sets for the V Trigger but Jordan blocks it.  Rollins sends Jordan to the floor and hits a baseball slide and then he hits a suicide dive.

The referee makes his count and both get back into the ring at nine.  Rollins is caught on a springboard attempt and Jordan hits two rolling Northern Lights suplexes and Jordan gets a near fall.  Jordan puts Rollins on teh turnbuckles for a superplex but Rollins blocks it.  Rollins punches Jordan off the turnbuckles and then Jordan leaps to the turnbuckles again and Rollins with a head butt.  Rollins with a frog splash for a near fall.

Rollins with a running knee off the apron and then Rollins gets in Joe's face and Joe gets up from his seat.  Joe tells Rollins to finish his match and Rollins sends Jordan into Joe and Rollins with a super kick to Joe.  Rollins sends Jordan back into the ring and Jordan with a near fall.  Rollins with the V Trigger for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins

After the match, Joe gets on the apron and Rollins knocks him to the floor.  They go into the ring and Rollins punches Joe but Joe with a jab and uranage to Rollins.  Joe punches Rollins while officials get to the ring and point at Joe and tell him to leave.

Joe sees Jordan outside the ring and Joe with a clothesline to Jordan.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened at the end of the Seth Rollins versus Jason Jordan match and the post match actions.

Seth Rollins tells Kurt Angle he wants a shot at Samoa Joe tonight.  Dean says he is looking for a piece of Joe too.

Jason Jordan shows up and asks Kurt if he saw what Joe did to him.

They argue and Kurt says that they will face Samoa Joe in a six man tag match that also includes Sheamus and Cesaro.

We go back three weeks when Matt Hardy lost to Bray Wyatt and then deleted himself in the corner.

Bray Wyatt appears and he asks what is it.  What is it that draws us to Woken Matt Hardy.  Is it his voice or the words he speaks?  Is it his childish laugh?  Is it all of his funny faces?  It is all fun and games until someone gets hurt.  That is where he comes in.  He will make sure the right people get hurt.  That person is Matt Hardy.  If Matt wants to continue on this little chess match, he is ready.  He will play by the rules.

The Great War must end.  He tells Matt to run.

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