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WWE RAW REPORT: A NEW HIRE, ROLLINS VERSUS BALOR, REIGNS IN A HANDICAP MATCH, NIA VERSUS ASUKA, THE REVIVAL MAKE A STATEMENT, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-01-15 23:07:00

We are back and Braun is walking towards the production trucks.  Braun enters the truck and he says he will shut down the show.  Braun wants to know how to shut this off.  Braun throws a jacket in the truck and he starts hitting buttons and he tells everyone to leave.

Braun leaves the truck and the people in production go back to their places.

We see Braun in one of the semis and he tries to push over the truck.

Kurt Angle tells him to leave and Kurt's phone rings.

Braun comes back and he pushes the truck over.

Braun walks away and he heads towards the ring and tells security to get away from him.

Braun makes his way to the announce table and he grabs Michael Cole and picks him up by his pants and carries him onto the stage.  

Kurt Angle comes out and he tells Braun to stop.  He tells Braun he has called off the cops and Stephanie McMahon has rehired Braun.

Kurt tells Braun to let Michael Cole go (which he already did) and he raises his arms in victory.  Braun sees Cole and he grabs him by his throat and throws him onto security and gets the strike.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are down one announcer until Tom Phillips joins Booker and Corey.

We take a look back at the reason why Tom Phillips is now on commentary.

Match Number Three:  Nia Jax versus Asuka

Asuka avoids Nia and kicks her and goes for the leg.  Nia sends Asuka to the mat.  Asuka goes for the arm but Nia escapes.  Asuka with a waist lock and forearms.  Nia pushes Asuka wway and she applies an Octopus.  Nia is able to escape but Asuka lands on her feet.  Asuka with a back heel kick but Nia with a back breaker.  Nia biels Asuka across the ring by the hair.  Asuka with forearms but Nia with a clothesline.  

Asuka with a cross arm breaker but Nia is able to escape.  Asuka turns it into a triangle.  Nia gets to her feet and she sends Asuka into the turnbuckles.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Nia with a bear hug.  Asuka goes for a sunset flip but Nia stays on her feet but Nia misses a seated splash.  Asuka with a running boot to the head and both women are down.  Asuka gets to her feet first and she connects with back fists and a spinning back heel kick.  Nia gets Asuka up for a Samoan drop but Asuka counters into a rollup for a near fall.  Asuka with kicks but Nia blocks a kick and hits a power bomb but Nia collapses onto the ropes.  Nia gets a near fall.

Nia picks up Asuka but Asuka rolls through into a knee bar.  Nia tries to get to the ropes and she succeeds.  Nia sends Asuka to the floor.  Nia sends Asuka into the ring steps.  Asuka kicks Nia in the back of the leg and she gets caught in the ring steps and falls to the floor.  Nia gets back into the ring before the ten count.  Nia struggles to get back to her feet and she collapses to the mat.  Nia gets up again and she falls to the mat.

The referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Asuka (by referee stoppage)

After the match, officials come to the ring to check on Nia and so does Alexa Bliss.  

Kurt Angle is in his office surveying the damage from Braun Strowman and we see Jason Jordan.

Jason tells Kurt thank you for believing in him and for giving him the opportunity to become tag team champion.

Jason says he would have been there to help Kurt with Braun Strowman.  Jason says they are ready to defend the tag titles at the Royal Rumble.  He wants to help his partner and the loss last week has been eating him alive.  He says a match would help him.

Kurt asks him who should they face.

Jason says Seth should have a singles match and it should be against Finn Balor.

Kurt is okay with that match.

Tom Phillips gives an update on Michael Cole.  He says that Cole is shaken up after being manhandled by Braun Strowman.  Corey says that rehiring Braun Strowman was a mistake by Stephanie McMahon.

We have the annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute.

We are back and Alexa is with Nia in the locker room and she says she did not exepct to see Nia get hurt. 

Enzo shows up and they talk about their injuries.  Alexa tells Enzo she's got this.  Nia tells Alexa that Enzo's got this and Alexa leaves. 

Enzo says that he is sorry that Nia got hurt.

Match Number Four:  Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson versus Ricky Starks and Aaron Solow

Dawson with forearms and punches followed by a suplex and clothesline.  Wilder tags in and he goes to the turnbuckles for a knee to the head.  Wilder pushes Solow into the corner and Starks tags in and Wilder with a back breaker.  Dawson tags in and he hits an assisted gourdbuster.  Dawson with a slap to Solow on the apron and then they hit Shatter Machine for the three count.

Winners:  Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder

Scott and Dash are interviewed after the match and Scott asks if they really want to give them a live mic.  That was tag team wrestling.  Too many people care about playing video games or seeing how many likes they get.  They are students of the game.  They are asked about which legends they are looking forward to meeting next week.  Dash says there is nothing old school about beer baths and crotch chops.  They made things a mockery.  Dash says they are not sports entertainers, they are wrestlers.  Scott says they are not creations of the WWE board room.  They will not be changed.  Next week, there will be a ton of entertainers from around the globe, but this is their universe.

Elias walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Elias is in the ring and he wants to know who wants to walk with him.

Elias says he hopes Michael Cole is okay.  He is here for two reasons.  First to teach you a lesson and then your lives will be better immediately.  The WWE stands for Walk With Elias.  The Royal Rumble is on the horizon and there are a lot of superstars involved.  Elias says he is concerned about one superstar and he wrote a song about it.  His song is about John Cena.  The crowd did not appreciate Elias' comments about the Spurs.

Elias says he was paid a significant amount of money for this part of his song and he introduces Miz and the Miztourage.

Miz makes his way to the ring and he is joined by Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas.

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