Ashton Kutcher confronts Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens backstage. Jericho says he is going to put Ashton on his list and gets made fun of for looking like Bon Jovi and losing to Fandango. Owens chips in to say that the 70s show would have been better had it been Jericho and himself hosting the show. Kutcher says that he along with his partner would be at ringside for their match against the New Day. Jericho asks Kutcher to stay out of their business or else pay the price.
Enzo and Cass are in the ring. They talk about WWE’s partnership with the Susan G Komen foundation and the three women in the ring along with them are cancer survivors, who won a contest. They present the three women with honorary championship belts.
Xavier Woods and Big E vs Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens: Kofi is at ring side for the match. Ashton Kutcher and Danny Materson are on commentary for the match and to talk about their new show on Netflix. Xavier hits a flying clothesline on Jericho for a two count. Jericho appears to be bleeding from his nose. Owens showcases friendship by wiping away the blood with his t shirt. Owens and Big E get the tags for their respective teams and Bog E drops Owens with a flying shoulder block. Jericho tags himself in and levels Big E with a drop kick. Owens tags himself in and hits a cannonball on Big E. Xavier tags himself in and hits a cross body on Jericho for a two count. Owens tags himself in and hits a DDT on Xavier for another two count. I was just about to say that these two tag teams are the best we have currently in the WWE, but Seth Rollins music plays and he comes out to distract Owens. Owens turns into a kick from Xavier. Big E and Jericho get the tags for their respective teams and Big E connects with a couple of belly to belly suplexes on Jericho. Big E goes for a splash, but Owens connects with a super kick.
Xavier comes in and throws Owens outside, following it up with a suicide dive off the top rope. In the ring, Big E drops Jericho with an elbow, following it up with a splash. Xavier tags himself in but Jericho puts him in the lion tamer. Rollins again climbs onto the apron and distracts Jericho, allowing Xavier to tag Big E in. Big E and Kofi work as a team and hit the Midnight hour on Jericho for the win. After the match, Rollins hits Jericho with the pedigree. Will this be the moment which adds Jericho into the title picture before he leaves us all high and dry after Hell in a cell? After all, Jericho did cost Seth Rollins his match at Clash of Champions, besides there was a slight tension in the strings when Owens remarked that Jericho was not asking for a shot at the Universal title, so he is fine with settling for the tag titles. Will this be the moment when these three would begin a feud leading into a triple threat match at Hell in a cell? Let’s wait and watch. Time will only tell.
Charlotte is talking about her match against Sasha Banks later, and says that she has no equal. Although Sasha talks about creating history, tonight Sasha will be history.
Rich Swann vs Tony Neese: More cruiserweight action tonight. Swann toys with Neese in the opening stages of the match. Neese comes back with devastating kicks and strikes. Swann hits the Irish whip on Swann in the corner, before the referee asks him to back off. Neese takes advantage of the situation and kicks Swann in the back of his head for the win, nearly knocking him out.
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Cesaro and Sheamus vs enhancement talent: Cesaro and Sheamus continue arguing about how their opponents are no match for them. The duo argue but also simultaneously take it to their opponents. Cesaro jumps from Sheamus’ back to deliver a DDT. Sheamus followed it up with DDT for an easy victory. They looked elegant as a tag team sans the arguing.
After the Jericho match, Stephanie is out to cut a promo on Seth Rollins. She yells at him for disrupting the match. Rollins counters by saying that Triple H screwing him over was the second biggest mistake of his life, next to marrying Stephanie McMahon. I am calling it here, Triple H will soon respond and mostly make an appearance heading into the match at Hell in a cell.
It is now time for the main event. Backstage, Dana is shown receiving medical attention after Bayley apparently sent Dana face first into some shipping crates. So, there is no Dana at ring side for the match.
Sasha Banks vs Charlotte for the Women’s title: Charlotte puts Sasha in a surfboard, Sasha tries to get out, but is thrown to the mat by Charlotte. Offense by Charlotte here by targeting the bad back of Sasha. Charlotte connects with a back breaker followed by chops. Sasha fights back with clotheslines and a drop kick. Sasha blocks a big boot and connects with one of her own. Sasha connects with the double knees and follows it up with the hurricanarana. Charlotte baseball slides. Charlotte locks in the figure eight, but Sasha counters and reverses into a banks statement. Charlotte gets to the ropes and Banks breaks the hold. Towards the end moments of the match, Sasha hits the backstabber but Charlotte grabs the ropes. Charlotte connects with the corkscrew moonsault. Another near fall for Charlotte. Charlotte goes for a big move while she slaps Sasha, yelling at her to stay down. All of a sudden, Sasha reverses Charlotte’s attempt for the big move and locks in the banks statement on Charlotte. Charlotte taps out. The winner by submission, Sasha Banks, who keeps her unbeaten record on RAW intact.
Thoughts: A much better show when compared to last week. Although there were more of promos this week, there were too many squash and short matches. The highlight of the night was every segment involving Jericho. Overall rating for the show: 3/5. We will cover SmackDown Live results as usual tomorrow.
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