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WWE RAW REPORT: YOU HAD ONE JOB, WHO FACES THE TAG CHAMPS AT MANIA?, WHAT ABOUT NIA?, A LEGEND CONFRONTS ROMAN REIGNS, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-03-13 23:14:00

Match Number Three:  Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens verus Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho

Owens and Jericho are in the ring when the bell rings but Joe is tagged in.  Jericho with a drop kick but Joe with a reverse atomic drop followed by a running boot and back senton for a near fall.  Joe with head butts followed by an Irish whip but Joe runs into an elbow and Jericho with a missile drop kick for a near fall.  Zayn tags in and he punches Joe.  Joe with a chop and jabs.  Joe with another chop.  Zayn leaps over Joe and hits a head scissors take down.  Zayn punches Joe and Joe with an Irish whip and running elbow followed by an enzuigiri.

Owens tags in and he kicks Zayn.  Owens with a Jericho cover as he looks at Jericho.  Owens super kicks Jericho off the apron because he can.  Joe tags in and Zayn with forearms to Owens and Joe.  Both men are sent to the floor and Zayn with a flip dive onto everyone.  Zayn limps back into the ring and while Zayn punches Joe, Owens clips Zayn and they double team Zayn.  The referee warns Owens and Joe but then he calls for the bell because he has lost control.

Winners:  Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn (by disqualification)

After the match, Joe with the Kokina Clutch to Zayn and Owens with kicks.  Jericho gets back into the ring and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Joe attacks Jericho.  Joe holds Jericho and Owens with punches and kicks.  Owens punches Jericho while officials come to the ring and they hold their arms out to exert their authority.

Joe passes Jericho to Owens and Kevin hits a pop up power bomb.

Stephanie tells Mick that she will help him make their decision. 

Stephanie suggests Sami Zayn since he is an underperformer.

Nia Jax enters and she mentions that she put Sasha Banks out of action for a month.  Then Nia says she has her shoulders down for three seconds.  Nia demands to be part of the Women's Title Match.

Stephanie says Nia will face Bayley.

We are back and Mick Foley walks in the back and Jinder Mahal stops him and he says that he has heard something about someone being fired.  Jinder says it better not be him.  He says Rusev has been holding him back.

Foley tells Jinder if he stops talking, he will get a match.  Mick says Mahal will face Roman Reigns.

We go to the New Day in the back since they are the hosts of Wrestlemania.  Xavier mentions their new show New Day Talks.

Xavier says you need the biggest guest possible for a debut show.  Kofi says their guest is the star of the Jetsons/WWE movie, the Big Show.

Xavier says that Big Show will have a chance to become a two time Andre the Giant Battle Royal winner. 

Xavier, Kofi, and Big E ask a series of questions without allowing Big Show to answer.

Titus O'Neil stops by and he is told to leave. 

Titus says someone's job is on the line so why should he care about being on this stupid talk show.  Titus leaves but he comes back and says he cares about why the Titus Brand is not the star of the Jetson's movie.  Titus pushes Show and Show looks angry.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the stage to do their entrance.

Enzo says that they got a gift for the guy who spills coffee and he has an Enzo and Colin themed coffee cup.  Enzo says there are only two types of men in this world and Sheamus and Cesaro aren't either type.  Colin says you are looking at your bracketbusters and they are the Cinderella Story.  Colin says that they are going to Wrestlemania in style and they are going to beat up Sheamus and Cesaro from the Joe to 8 Mile.

Match Number Four:  Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Sheamus and Cesaro in a Number One Contender Match

Cesaro with a drop kick and European uppercut to Colin but Colin with a side slam.  We see Anderson and Gallows watch from the back.  Sheamus tags in and he gets a near fall.  Sheamus with punches and the referee pulls Sheamus out of the corner and Colin with punches.  Sheamus with punches followed by a shoulder and a knee lift.  Colin with a slam and then he slams Enzo onto Sheamus.  Cesaro pulls Enzo off and then they stand across from each other and yell at each other as we go to commercial.

We are back and Cesaro with a clothesline to Enzo for a near fall.  Sheamus tags in and he hits a spike power slam for a near fall.  Sheamus with a forearm to Colin.  Cesaro tags in and he connects with a running European uppercut.  Sheamus tags in and he applies a reverse chin lock.  We see footage from the commercial break when Sheamus hit a Finlay Slam and Cesaro hit a double stomp.  Sheamus goes into the ring post when he misses Enzo.  Enzo tries to dive for the tag but Cesaro grabs Enzo by the leg.  Enzo with an enzuigiri.  

Colin tags in and hits a running shoulder and back elbow.  Colin with a fallaway slam and a splash into the corner.  Colin another fallaway slam and splash.  Sheamus makes the tag as Colin hits a boot on Cesaro.  Sheamus with a clothesline off the turnbuckles.  Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick.  Colin with elbows followed by a running boot that sends Sheamus to the floor.

Anderson and Gallows show up at ringside and they attack Colin and Sheamus.  The referee calls for the bell.

Double Disqualification

After the match, Gallows and Anderson attack all four men.  They hit Magic Killer on Cesaro.  

We take a look at what happened at the end of Raw when Undertaker decided to answer Braun Strowman's challenge instead of Roman Reigns.

Roman Reigns is in the back and he walks into commercial.

We are back and Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows are stopped by Mick Foley.  Luke and Karl says they don't have any winners in the match so there is no opponent for Wrestlemania.

Mick says with no winner, there are four opponents at Wrestlemania.  It is a Triple Threat Match.

Match Number Five:  Jinder Mahal versus Roman Reigns

They lock up and Reigns with a clean break but Mahal with a kick and forearms.  Mahal with back elbows but Reigns with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.  

The lights go out for a moment and there is a gong sound.  Roman loses his focus and Jinder with a Harley Race knee and leaping knee drop.  Mahal with a power slam for a near fall.  Mahal with punches and a kick.  Mahal with punches to Reigns in the corner.  Mahal with more kicks but Reigns with a Superman punch and then he hits a second Superman punch for the three count.

Winner:  Roman Reigns

After the match, Roman gets a mic and he says he is not messing around tonight.  Roman tells the Undertaker to come out like a man.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Roman Reigns paces quietly in the ring.

Shawn Michaels' music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he poses.

Roman says it is pretty cool to see Shawn and he says Detroit loves Shawn.  Roman says he did not call out HBK.  Roman says he called out the Undertaker.  

Shawn says he won't waste Roman's time and he says he saw what happened last week with the Undertaker and he saw what happened a few minutes ago.  He says that Roman is distracted and unfocused.  Shawn says it is not a good thing if Undertaker is already in your head.  At Wrestlemania, Shawn says Taker will eat him alive.  

Roman says that will not happen.  Roman says maybe the Undertaker should think about being in the ring with him since so many people ask him about what it is like to face The Undertaker.

Shawn says he is on Roman's side and he reminds him that he is Mr. Wrestlemania.  Shawn tells Roman he knows about walking around with a chip on your shoulders.  He says there are people who want to see him fail.  Shawn is not out here to get confrontational with him because he is on Roman's side.  

Roman appreciates the advice, but he reminds Shawn that the Undertaker retired him.  Roman says he is the guy who will retire the Undertaker.

Roman goes up the ramp and Braun Strowman attacks Roman Reigns.

Mick and Stephanie are in the office and she says she knows that Braun won't be fired.

Mick says this is a tough decision and he hopes to talk Stephanie out of it. 

Stephanie says she is doing this for Mick and it will position him as a leader and raise the competition in the Raw locker room.

Mick says he does not want someone to lose their job before Wrestlemania. 

Stephanie says that he has an hour to make his pick and if he cannot make a decision, she will make the decision for him and it will be a decision he will not like.

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