SEASON 12 | EPISODE 53
Michael Cole: Welcome to Monday Night RAW! Tonight, Kevin Owens faces The Monster Among Men Braun Strowman!
Corey Graves: And if KO can somehow survive and win the match, he will earn a RAW Tag Team Championship opportunity for him and Sami Zayn.
Byron Saxton: Speaking of Sami Zayn, him and Universal Champion John Cena are banned from ringside during that match.
Match 1 - Singles (Non-title)
RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks vs Paige
Michael Cole: Sasha's 2-0 against her Super Show-Down opponents. Next week, she faces The Empress of Tomorrow Asuka for the first time ever!
Corey Graves: Still to come, Maryse returns to in-ring competition full-time when she faces Alicia Fox.
Match 2 - Tag Team
The Ascension vs The Club
Corey Graves: The Club requested that match and put a stop to the roll The Ascension has been on.
Michael Cole: Speaking of on a roll, Bray Wyatt will be in action later tonight against Mojo Rawley.
BURN IT DOWN
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. He says Roman Reigns couldn't be out here because of the damage done to his throat last week by Samoa Joe. Rollins says Roman can barely speak. Seth says he's out here to speak for the both of them and challenges Joe and Dolph Ziggler to a Tag Team Match at Super Show-Down.
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler stands on stage and asks how many more times he has to beat Seth Rollins. Samoa Joe appears behind Dolph. Joe accepts the challenge. He says he'll have Seth and Roman Reigns right where he wants them at the same and that he's going to put them down for good.
TOMORROW NIGHT ON SDL: REY MYSTERIO WILL COMPETE ON SMACKDOWN LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS WHEN HE TEAMS WITH THE ANIMAL BATISTA TO TAKE ON THE BAR
Match 3 - Singles
Alicia Fox vs Maryse w/Bobby Roode
Michael Cole: The Miz came down and attacked Bobby Roode from behind! The distraction cost Maryse the match. What is Miz's problem?
Corey Graves: RAW General Manager Constable Corbin has made this match official:
Bray Wyatt: I'm here.
Match 4 - Singles
Bray Wyatt vs Mojo Rawley
Michael Cole: Coming up next, Kevin Owens faces- what is this?
Byron Saxton: That's Braun Strowman's locker room!
Corey Graves: And there's a forklift barricading the door!
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn can be seen in the background.
Michael Cole: Did they have something to do with this?
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. Braun Strowman is introduced but does not show. The referee begins his ten count. If Braun doesn't answer the count, he will lose by forfeit.
Michael Cole: That's not Braun Strowman! That's JOHN CENA! Is Cena taking Braun's place?
Match 5 - Singles (Non-title)
Kevin Owens vs Universal/RAW Tag Team Champion John Cena
During the match, images of the barricaded locker room appear on the titantron and Braun Strowman has broken free! He then makes his way out on stage. John Cena grabs a microphone and tells Braun not to interfere. The referee heads up the ramp to tell Strowman to leave. Meanwhile, a masked man comes from under the ring and hits Cena with a lead pipe. Kevin Owens goes for the cover. The referee runs back to the ring.
Michael Cole: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will challenge for the RAW Tag Team Championship at Super Show-Down!
Byron Saxton: All thanks to that masked man.
Corey Graves: Give credit where it's due, Byron. Kevin Owens has pinned the Universal Champion twice now!
Kevin Owens and the masked man head to the back but are stopped by Braun Strowman. Braun throws KO down and grabs the masked man. He removes the mask and its Sami Zayn! Braun picks up Zayn and delivers a Strowman Slam to him on the stage! Braun takes a look at the ring to see John Cena still knocked out. Strowman walks away as RAW ends.