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WWE RAW 25 REPORT: MEMORIES, IC TITLE MATCH, LEGENDS, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-01-22 23:09:00

We are back and the APA are in their office playing poker with Heath Slater and he loses.  Heath reminds them they have kids but JBL says their dad is broke. 

A giant wad of money is dropped on the table and it is Ted DiBiase and he asks what is their price and then he laughs.

It is time for a moment to honor some former General Managers.  John Laurinaitis comes out, followed by William Regal.  Out next is Eric Bischoff.  They are joined by the Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan.

Miz comes out for his match and he has a stare down with Daniel Bryan on the stage.

Match Number Two:  Miz (with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) versus Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title

They lock up and Roman sends Miz to the mat and Miz retreats into the corner.  Miz goes to the floor but Roman grabs Miz by the hair.  Miz with a punch and he goes up top but Roman with a punch as he comes off the turnbuckles.  Roman sets for the broad jump drop kick but Bo Dallas gets between Miz and Reigns.  Axel distracts Reigns but Miz misses a baseball slide and Roman with a punch.  Axel brushes by Roman and that allows Miz to connect with a super kick.  Miz sends Roman into the ring steps as we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz runs into a clothesline and Roman follows with another clothesline and a flying clothesline.  Roman with NeverEnding Story in the corner.  Roman with a running boot to the head.  Roman sets for the Superman punch but Miz goes to the floor and Roman hits the broad jump drop kick.  They return to the ring and Reigns misses a running shoulder into the corner and Miz with a rollup and he has his feet on the ropes but Reigns kicks out.

Miz with kicks to the chest but Roman blocks the round kick and he hits a sit out power bomb for a near fall.  Miz is helped to the floor by Axel and Dallas.  Reigns goes to the floor and he hits a broad jump drop kick on Axel and Dallas.  Axel is sent into the apron and he holds his arm.  Bo is sent into the ring post.  Axel is sent into Yeatonville and Miz hits Reigns from behind.  Roman counters a Skull Crushing Finale with a snap mare and he follows with a Superman punch.  Roman gets a near fall.

Roman gets up and he sets for the Spear but Bo grabs his leg and Miz hits the Awesome Clothesline.  Axel gets on the apron and then the referee sends Curtis and Bo to the back.  Miz pleads his case to the referee.  Reigns with a rollup for a near fall.  Reigns with a Superman punch to Axel and Dallas on the apron.  MIz with a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall.  Miz goes for another Skull Crushing Finale but Roman with elbows to escape.  Roman misses a splash into the corner and hits an exposed turnbuckle.  Miz gets the three count.

Winner:  Miz

After the match, we see the replays of Miz removing the turnbuckle pad when Reigns hit the broad jump drop kick on Axel and Dallas.

We go to commercial.

We are back with more photos of Raw moments.

We are back and the Usos and Jeff Hardy has joined the game along with MVP.  MVP wins the next hand.

We are back to the ring for the Peep Show with Christian.  He says there are a lot of Peeps in Brooklyn.  Christian says he misses everyone and he says he knows a little about tag teams.  He is a nine time tag team champion.  He thought he had seen it all but then he saw this team win in their first match together.  Christian brings out Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan.

Jason interrupts Seth and he says this is amazing.  He knows they are here to talk about their upcoming title defense, but Jason says it is an honor to be in Christian's presence and the presence of all of the superstars and legends in the back.  He says he wanted to thank everyone for their continued support, but he wants to congratulate his dad for assembling such a collection of talent tonight.  Jason says his dad does not really suck.  He wants everyone to give his dad a round of applause.

Sheamus and Cesaro's music plays and they come out to the stage.

Sheamus tells Jason to calm down because the legends and superstars were here to get their autographs and take pictures with them.  Sheamus says those same superstars and legends had the same sentiment.  They expect them to reclaim their tag titles on Sunday.  Sheamus says they thanked them in advance for doing so.

Cesaro tells Jason it is not his dad who sucks, it is Jason who sucks.  Sheamus and Cesaro sing 'You Suck' and the crowd joins in.

Jordan attacks Cesaro and Rollins clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope.  Rollins with a suicide dive onto Sheamus.  Rollins goes for a springboard knee to Cesaro but Cesaro moves and Rollins hits Jordan.

We go to the interview area and Alexa Bliss stops by.  She is asked about the Royal Rumble match and whether she will be champion at Wrestlemania.  Alexa asks Charly if she is trying to insult her.  Alexa says she is not a champion, but a goddess.

Charlotte Flair shows up and she says the only reason why Alexa is the Raw Women's champion is because Charlotte is on Smackdown.  Alexa does not have the size, speed, or pedigree.  To be the woman, you have to beat the woman.  

Ric Flair shows up and she says that you might be the champion tonight, but Charlotte will be the champion tonight, tomorrow, Wrestlemania, the Monday after Wrestlemania and until she decides to hang it up.

We go to commercial.

We are back and more people have joined the poker game.  Heath thinks he has won with a straight but he loses to a Queen high flush by Natalya.

The poker game is interrupted by Bray Wyatt, who is at the Manhattan Center.

Match Number Three:  Matt Hardy versus Bray Wyatt

Bray and Matt with punches.  Matt escapes Sister Abigail and he punches Bray in the corner.  Wyatt misses a clothesline and Matt with a kick followed by a side Russian leg sweep.  Matt goes to the turnbuckles and he hits an elbow to the back of the head.  Matt with a kick and he tries for a Twist of Fate but Bray escapes and Wyatt with a flying cross body as we go to commercial.

We are back and Matt with a jaw breaker and punches.  Matt sends Bray into the turnbuckles.  Matt with a clothesline of deletion into the corner but Bray sends Matt into the corner and misses a splash.  Bray leans back in the corner and Matt is not affected.  Matt with a Side Effect for a near fall.  Matt with a kick and he sets for a Twist of Fate but Bray backs Wyatt into the ropes.  Wyatt with Sister Abigail for the three count.

Winner:  Bray Wyatt

We return to Brooklyn for some of the great women in the history of Raw.  Brie and Nikki Bella come out, followed by Maryse.  Out next is Kelly Kelly.  Lillian Garcia makes her way to the stage.  Jacqeline is out next.  Torrie Wilson comes out next.   Michelle McCool comes out next.  Terri Runnels is out next.  Maria Kanellis comes out next.  Trish Stratus makes her way to the stage.

We go to commercial.

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