Raw Recap: December 26, 2016

WWE Raw Roman Reigns

The presents have been counted, the chestnuts roasted and the Menorahs lit, but Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns had one last bit of naughtiness to address on the night after Christmas: The yuletide shellacking given to them by Braun Strowman in the closing moments of last week’s Raw. Despite both Rollins and Reigns demanding that Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon give them a match with The Gift of Destruction, only The Architect won the Strowman Sweepstakes for the evening by Stephanie’s decree. Reigns, however, would not be left wanting.

Raw Recap: July 25, 2016

WWE Raw Balor

The bad news first: Raw’s first show of the New Era began without a heavyweight title to call its own, as Dean Ambrose won the Shield Triple Threat at WWE Battleground and took the WWE Championship with him to SmackDown Live. The good news second: Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley came prepared by announcing the creation of a new WWE Universal Championship, hot-shotting Seth Rollins into one of the contention spots, and announcing two Raw Fatal 4-Ways to determine his opponent.

Raw Recap: April 11, 2016

WWE Raw April 11, 2016

Well, well, look who’s back. Despite all indications that Shane McMahon’s stint as Raw’s de facto showrunner last week was a one-and-done deal, overwhelming fan support handed him the keys to the Corvette for a second consecutive week. Shane picked up exactly where he left off, too, using his “new stars, new opportunities” edict to place Sami Zayn — who was bushwhacked out of last week’s Fatal 4-Way by Kevin Owens — in a match against AJ Styles. A win against Styles would add The Underdog from the Underground to WWE Payback’s WWE World Heavyweight Title Match as a third competitor.


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