Monday Night Raw
Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T., Corey Graves

It’s the go home show for Payback and that means we’re getting closer to knowing how the Superstar Shakeup will really be going. Last week we saw Braun Strowman break the ring when he superplexed Big Show and tonight he’s facing Kalisto in a dumpster match. I’m not sure that makes sense either but let’s get to it.

We open with a long recap of Braun Strowman destroying things for the last two weeks.

Opening sequence.

Here’s Chris Jericho for the Highlight Reel. Jericho says this is the last Highlight Reel on Raw because he’s winning the US Title and moving over to Smackdown. It doesn’t matter if it’s Raw, Smackdown or Southpaw Regional though because these people are the friends of Jericho and they’ll cheer him on man. Tonight’s guest is a real star and that would be…..Chris Jericho! Cue Miz and Maryse to interrupt though with the former saying this show is about the it couple. Jericho says they better watch………………………………… couple.

Miz gets to the point and says MizTV is replacing the Highlight Reel, meaning it’s time to replace the set. Now it’s Dean Ambrose, who turns this into the Ambrose Asylum with all three as his guests. Dean wants Jericho to win on Sunday, despite their checkered past. Jericho broke a potted plant over his head and Dean broke his light up jacket. Jericho brings up the $15,000 but Dean has a gift: a home made light up jacket! Dean says he should try it on man but Miz cuts them off.

We get a rant about how Miz should be the only one getting gifts, which earns him Dirty Deeds. Dean leaves so Jericho asks what happens when you’re married to a stupid idiot like Miz. After putting her on the list, Jericho leaves, wearing the new jacket (which is a sport coat with Christmas lights wrapped around).

Sheamus vs. Matt Hardy

Matt starts fast with a neckbreaker and three straight legdrops for two. The ten forearms are broken up and Matt hits the Side Effect on the apron as we take an early break. Back with the forearms working this time, only to have Sheamus miss a charge into the post. Matt’s bulldog and a middle rope elbow get two but Matt gets sent outside. Sheamus follows and goes after Jeff, allowing Matt to hit the Twist of Fate for the clean pin at 10:02.

Result: Matt Hardy b. Sheamus – Twist of Fate (10:02)

Post match tempers seem to flare but they all shake hands.

Miz and Maryse cut off Kurt Angle’s phone call to yell about Ambrose and Jericho. Angle doesn’t want to hear about it and makes a tag match with Miz getting to pick his own partner.

Neville/TJ Perkins vs. Austin Aries/Jack Gallagher

The good guys clear the ring and we take a break before the opening bell. We’re joined in progress with Gallagher in trouble until he slips over for the hot tag to Aries. Everything breaks down in a hurry with Aries cleaning house, including clapping his hands around Neville’s ears. Both villains are sent outside for a double suicide dive and it’s Perkins getting caught in the Last Chancery. Gallagher comes in to take care of Neville and it’s a discus Fivearm to put Perkins away at 3:06 shown.

Result: Austin Aries/Jack Gallagher b. Neville/TJ Perkins – Discus Fivearm to Perkins (3:06)

Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto

It’s a dumpster match, which means you have to put them inside but don’t have to close the lid. Before the match, Braun says everyone here is trash and putting Kalisto in the dumpster will be like putting everyone in there too, including Roman Reigns. In the back, Kalisto tells Angle he has to fight like a man.

Kalisto starts with some kicks but his flip dive is caught in a suplex, only to have Strowman throw him across the ring. A front facelock over the ropes has Strowman in some trouble but he throws Kalisto down again. Strowman loads up a press slam but Kalisto slips out and dropkicks him into the dumpster for the win at 6:13.

Result: Kalisto b. Braun Strowman – Kalisto dropkicked Strowman into the dumpster (6:13)

Post match Strowman destroys Kalisto and puts him in the dumpster. He locks it shut and pushes the dumpster off the stage for what must have been a full two and a half foot fall.

After a break, Kalisto is stretchered out.

Video on Roman Reigns.

Bray Wyatt wants to make Randy Orton suffer.

Dana Brooke vs. Alicia Fox

This is over Emma stirring up some issues between them. Cue Emma less than thirty seconds in as Dana’s cartwheel splash hits knees. Fox misses the ax kick though and a Samoan Driver ends Alicia at 1:12.

Result: Dana Brooke b. Alicia Fox – Samoan Driver (1:12)

Emma hugs Dana, who shoves her away.

We run down the pay per view card and get the first details on the House of Horrors match: the match will start in the House of Horrors and end in the ring.

Samoa Joe and Anderson and Gallows are ready to torture Enzo Amore/Big Cass and Seth Rollins.

Enzo Amore/Big Cass/Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows

Enzo does his full entrance but the villains jump him from the crowd. Rollins runs out for the save but Enzo is laid out as we go to a break. Back with Angle announcing a replacement for the injured Enzo.

Finn Balor/Big Cass/Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows

It’s a big brawl to start with Balor kicking Anderson in the head a few times before it’s off to Joe for the heavy forearms. Anderson comes back in for an armbar and a side slam. Gallows comes in and kicks Cass off the apron but misses an elbow drop. The hot tag brings in Rollins for the Sling Blade and everyone is knocked to the floor.

Seth loads up the springboard knee to Anderson but Joe kicks him in the knee. Cue Balor to take care of Joe, leaving Rollins to hit a springboard clothesline on Anderson. Seth loads up the Pedigree but opts for a hammerlock jumping knee to the face (think the Rainmaker) for the pin at 5:58.

Result: Finn Balor/Big Cass/Seth Rollins b. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows – Jumping knee to Anderson (5:58)

Sheamus and Cesaro aren’t willing to team with Miz.

Here’s Alexa Bliss to talk about how people come out here to talk. Some of them want to become a champion but some of them talk about how much they want to become a WWE superstar. It’s all sunshine and rainbows and she nearly vomits in her mouth a bit. She’s here to fight so here’s Bayley to call Bliss out for talking about people behind their backs. Bayley holds up the title and says she’ll do whatever it takes to walk out of her hometown with the title on Sunday.

Bliss loves the idea of beating Bayley up in front of her father but has another question: has Bayley ever even kissed a boy? Not that it matters as Bliss can’t wait to destroy her. Cue Sasha Banks with Bliss saying it’s time for part 3000 of the Banks and Bayley side show. Bliss asks if Banks puts love letters in the lunches she makes for Bayley. Banks is ready to shut Bliss up but Alexa says not now because Banks is unhinged. That earns her a punch to the face and it seems that the match is on.

Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss

Bayley is on commentary and is immediately grilled about how she keeps coming close to losing the title. Banks forearms Bliss to start but can’t hit the double knees in the corner. Bliss stomps away but gets sent into the corner again. That’s enough for Alexa as she walks out at 2:38.

Result: Sasha Banks b. Alexa Bliss via countout (2:38)

Bayley goes after Bliss but Alexa runs away, only to turn around and get in a cheap shot. Sasha chases her off.

Ambrose tries to mend fences with Jericho and asks if he can be taken off the list. That’s too far for Jericho because it’s in pen. The $15,000 is brought up again so Dean shows off the replacement jacket. Jericho also brings up the powerbomb onto the tacks but Dean says he wouldn’t do it again. He likes the jacket though and Dean JUST UNMADE THE LIST! Dean is fired up and slaps Jericho on the back, earning him another spot on the list.

Heath Slater and Curtis Axel are ready to talk about being in Marine 5 when Miz and Maryse show up. Neither want to be his partner so Miz says they’ll never work in this town again. Axel: “Kansas City?” Miz gets a note delivered and apparently he has a partner, who he describes as awesome.

Curt Hawkins issues an open challenge to his “Star Factory”.

Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews

They trade some shots to start until Crews hits a running boot to the face. A jumping clothesline sets up an enziguri, followed by the Toss Powerbomb for the pin on Hawkins at 2:09.

Result: Apollo Crews b. Curt Hawkins – Toss Powerbomb (2:09)

Titus O’Neil comes out to celebrate with Crews and Apollo seems a bit more interested this week.

We look back at Kalisto and Strowman. Kalisto has suffered hip and cervical trauma.

Roman Reigns has issued a statement saying he’s banged up but he’ll fight.

Long video on Strowman vs. Reigns.

Austin Aries pitches an idea to Angle for the main event of 205 Live. Kurt says he’ll think about it so Aries gives him a banana. The Drifter walks by and Kurt makes sure to point out that he’s not the partner.

Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho vs. The Miz/???

And it’s…..someone who has some issues with being on time as he’s not here. Miz says the match is canceled and goes to leave but here’s Angle to say the match is on. Jericho takes off the replacement jacket and chops Miz in the corner, setting up some double teaming. Miz gets clotheslined out to the floor and we take a break.

The match is joined in progress with Miz still alone and Jericho’s arrogant cover getting one. Ambrose comes in and Miz begs off, earning himself a chase on the floor. Maryse offers a distraction though and Miz gets in a boot to the face to take over for the first time. Back in and the Reality Check gets two but the YES Kick is countered into a rollup. Jericho comes in with the Lionsault but the Codebreaker is blocked.

Miz goes to leave so Ambrose follows him up the ramp. Dirty Deeds is loaded up on the stage but here’s Bray Wyatt to knock Dean off. Sister Abigail sends Dean into the wall and a second one plants Jericho in the ring. Miz poses with Wyatt….and takes Sister Abigail as well. Bray kneels down to end the show and we’ll say the match was thrown out at about 8:30.

Result: Bray Wyatt/The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho went to a no contest (8:30)


Matt Hardy b. Sheamus – Twist of Fate

Austin Aries/Jack Gallagher b. TJ Perkins/Neville – Discus Fivearm to Perkins

Kalisto b. Braun Strowman – Kalisto knocked Strowman into the dumpster

Dana Brooke b. Alicia Fox – Samoan Driver

Finn Balor/Big Cass/Seth Rollins b. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows – Jumping knee to Anderson

Sasha Banks b. Alexa Bliss via countout

Apollo Crews b. Curt Hawkins – Toss Powerbomb

Miz/Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho went to a no contest

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