Raw Recap: February 13, 2017
S2017 episode 1238 Aired on February 13, 2017

Roman Reigns is on the road to WWE Fastlane, but what’s really grinding his gears is the propensity of his opponent, Braun Strowman, to ruin his night at every turn. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon wasn’t about to let Reigns interfere with Strowman’s match later on in the evening, though, tossing out a thinly veiled threat of booting him from WrestleMania. And she was more than happy to feed Reigns into a 2-on-1 disadvantage against Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson in a Handicap Match when the tag champs ostensibly arrived to defend her from Reigns’ disrespect.

That The Big Dog technically defeated the good brothers will likely be a consolation of the not-too-sweet variety. The champions got a couple good hits on Reigns before the bout began and beat on him some more when it looked as though the former WWE Champion was on the verge of rallying, leading to a disqualification. And that Reigns ultimately managed to beat the champions back even after they jumped him might also just be a victory of the moral variety. They may have lost the match, but judging by the looks of Reigns at the end of things, their work was clearly done.

Give Chris Jericho credit: He knows he put Kevin Owens in a tough spot in accepting a WWE Universal Title Match with Goldberg on his friend’s behalf, and he tried his best to make it up to KO. Alas, it did not work.

Jericho’s “Festival of Friendship” was a show of extravagance unlike anything the WWE Universe had ever seen. The G.O.A.T. went the extra mile in showering Owens (who had spent the time before the festival in mysterious conference with Triple H) with gifts, from a Ralph Guggenheim original to a Michelangelo-inspired masterpiece to a magician who wasn’t very good, and he made The List. He seemed to cap things off by calling Goldberg himself out for a beating, only it turned out to be Gillberg, and an unimpressed Owens quickly destroyed him before asking Jericho, point-blank, what the point of all this was.

Jericho launched, as a result, into a heartfelt thank-you speech to Owens for making his year that much better, and promised he would help Owens defeat Goldberg at WWE Fastlane as his best friend and brother. Seemingly humbled, Owens presented Jericho with a brand-new List — The List of KO, with Jericho’s name as the only one on it. And you know what happens when someone makes The List: Owens destroyed his best friend with savage abandon, administering an apron powerbomb before slamming Jericho face-first into the LED screen that had been set up in the ring.

Give Chris Jericho credit: He knows he put Kevin Owens in a tough spot in accepting a WWE Universal Title Match with Goldberg on his friend’s behalf, and he tried his best to make it up to KO. Alas, it did not work.

Jericho’s “Festival of Friendship” was a show of extravagance unlike anything the WWE Universe had ever seen. The G.O.A.T. went the extra mile in showering Owens (who had spent the time before the festival in mysterious conference with Triple H) with gifts, from a Ralph Guggenheim original to a Michelangelo-inspired masterpiece to a magician who wasn’t very good, and he made The List. He seemed to cap things off by calling Goldberg himself out for a beating, only it turned out to be Gillberg, and an unimpressed Owens quickly destroyed him before asking Jericho, point-blank, what the point of all this was.

Jericho launched, as a result, into a heartfelt thank-you speech to Owens for making his year that much better, and promised he would help Owens defeat Goldberg at WWE Fastlane as his best friend and brother. Seemingly humbled, Owens presented Jericho with a brand-new List — The List of KO, with Jericho’s name as the only one on it. And you know what happens when someone makes The List: Owens destroyed his best friend with savage abandon, administering an apron powerbomb before slamming Jericho face-first into the LED screen that had been set up in the ring.

In other action … Kofi Kingston def. Bo Dallas … Jack Gallagher def. Noam Dar … Emmalina announced the makeover of Emmalina to Emma … Braun Strowman def. Mark Henry … Sami Zayn def. Rusev … Akira Tozawa def. Ariya Daivari … and Cesaro def. Enzo Amore.

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