After WWE Survivor Series 2016 ended with so many surprises on Sunday night — including Goldberg defeating Brock Lesnar in under 90 seconds — there was plenty of fallout on this week’s Monday Night Raw. Goldberg addressed the WWE Universe about his future plans, which will seemingly begin at WWE Royal Rumble 2017. Cesaro and Sheamus challenged The New Day for the Raw Tag Team Championship, while Seth Rollins challenged Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship in a No Disqualification Match.
WWE Monday Night Raw Results
The following includes the results of all the matches and segments from WWE Raw on November 21, which aired live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the third event in a row following NXT TakeOver: Toronto and Survivor Series. Raw has won the “ratings war” ever since the separate rosters were established, although SmackDown Live was incredibly close last week. Will another appearance from Goldberg — and the rest of the fallout from Survivor Series — be enough to keep the ratings victory streak alive for Raw?
Raw Pre-Show on the WWE Network
Scott Stanford hosted the Raw Pre-Show, and was joined by Lita, Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler in the studio. Cathy Kelley provided an update regarding the WWE Universe and all things social media. Mick Foley joined the panel via Skype to give his thoughts on the results of Survivor Series and the tag title match scheduled for Monday Night Raw featuring The New Day vs. Cesaro and Sheamus. They also showed a pre-taped segment teasing a love interest between Alicia Fox and cruiserweight superstar Cedric Alexander.
Brock Lesnar announced his entry in the Royal Rumble Match
Greeted favorably by the live crowd in Toronto, Goldberg thanked his wife and son for their support while training for his match against Brock Lesnar. He then announced that he talked with Stephanie McMahon about one more title run. To be given that chance, he’ll be competing in this year’s battle royal at the Royal Rumble PPV.
The New Day defeated Cesaro and Sheamus
Showing exactly why they are in the midst of an historic title reign, The New Day (as represented in the ring by Kofi Kingston and Big E) were able to escape their match with the tag titles, thanks in part to a ringside distraction from Xavier Woods.
Enzo Amore was “naked” in front of Lana backstage — Sami Zayn received his match assignment
Locked out of the dressing room he shares with Big Cass, Enzo was stuck in the backstage area without any clothing. After crossing paths with the “Ravishing Russian” Lana, a match was set up between Enzo Amore and Rusev for later in the show. In another backstage segment, Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley told Sami Zayn he would be forced to compete in a match against Braun Strowman later in the show, after failing to win the IC title from The Miz of SmackDown Live.
Cedric Alexander defeated Ariya Daivari
In a match set up to help promote the upcoming premiere of 205 Live on the WWE Network, Cedric Alexander scored a clean victory over Daivari. It was also announced that there would be a Triple Threat Match later on Raw to determine the new No. 1 contender for The Brian Kendrick’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Mick Foley announced Universal Championship Match after The Highlight Reel
Chris Jericho hosted an edition of The Highlight Reel in which he said he would reveal the person to blame for his team losing their Elimination Match at Survivor Series. When Universal Champion Kevin Owens came to the ring, they acted as if they blamed each other for the loss. It was all a work, however, as they both claimed the whole thing could really be blamed on Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
When Rollins made his way to the ring, he informed Owens that he was owed a title shot after he agreed to team with Jeri-KO and the others at Survivor Series. As Jericho and Owens attacked Rollins, he was saved by Reigns, who the crowd in Toronto booed louder than anyone else at Survivor Series or at Monday Night Raw. General Manager Foley came out and said that Rollins would get his title shot in a No Disqualification Match against Owens on WWE Raw tonight, with both Jericho and Reigns banned from ringside.
Rusev defeated Enzo Amore
The Bulgarian Brute made very quick work of Enzo, all while playing head games with Colin Cassady. It would appear as though Rusev is receiving a little bit of a push, and will work through both Enzo and Big Cass en route to whatever end goal WWE’s creative team currently has in mind.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated The Golden Truth to earn a Raw Tag Team Championship Match
With just 23 days until The New Day surpasses Demolition as the longest reigning Tag Team Champions in WWE history, it looks as though Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will be forced to defend their titles regularly. In a match to determine the No. 1 contenders for next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Gallows and Anderson got a decisive victory over Goldust and R-Truth, meaning they’ll get another shot at The New Day in one week.
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Braun Strowman defeated Sami Zayn when Mick Foley ended the match
Braun Strowman delivered quite a beating to Sami Zayn, so much so that General Manager Mick Foley came out and told the referee to stop the match, as Zayn appeared unable to defend himself, yet refused to give up.
Charlotte Flair agreed to title match next week for Sasha Banks
As Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair was cutting a promo in the ring, she was interrupted by Sasha Banks. The Boss claimed that Flair still owed her a rematch from Hell in a Cell. Flair agreed to grant Sasha a rematch in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday Night Raw next week. Moments later, Nia Jax made her way to the ring, saying that she had taken issue with Sasha. After Charlotte, Nia and Dana Brooke all started attacked Sasha, she was saved by her friend Bayley. A tag team match was already in progress when Raw returned from commercial break.
Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax
The Raw Women’s Champion tapped out to The Bank Statement just one week before Charlotte defends the title against Sasha in her hometown. Nia Jax continues to be a dominant force in their division, but doesn’t appear to be in line yet for a title match.
Rich Swann defeated AJ Perkins and Noam Dar to become the No. 1 contender
When 205 Live debuts next week on the WWE Network, Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick will defend his title against Rich Swann. The new No. 1 contender has pinned Kendrick on several occasions in the not-so-distance past, and a big win over Noam Dar and former champion AJ Perkins is a huge boost of momentum headed into the series premiere.
Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins with help from Chris Jericho
Despite specifically being banned from ringside for this match-up with a No DQ stipulation, Y2J managed to get involved by wearing a mask and posing as a member of the audience. With Rollins looking like he had things in control, Chris Jericho did just enough damage to set The Architect up for a devastating Powerbomb from the champ. With WWE Roadblock: End of the Line less than a month a way, it will be interesting to see who challenges Owens for the title and what sort of stipulations might be involved.
The above WWE Raw results will be corroborated by WWE’s official Monday Night Raw page.
Predicted WWE Roadblock 2016 Card
- Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns — WWE Universal Championship Match
- Charlotte (c) vs. TBA — Raw Women’s Championship Match
- The New Day (c) vs. TBA — Raw Tag Team Championship Match
- The Brian Kendrick (c) vs. TBA — WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
- Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
- Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto
WWE Roadblock 2016 will be the next PPV featuring stars from Monday Night Raw. Very little information about Roadblock: End of the Line had been confirmed prior to Monday Night Raw, although a tweet from the arena hosting the event is promoting Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns as the main event. The listing at their website clearly states “Card subject to change,” however. WWE Roadblock will air live on Sunday, December 18, from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As more information is confirmed, it will be updated at WWE’s official Roadblock preview page.
Where To Watch WWE Raw
WWE Survivor Series 2016 is currently available to stream on-demand via the WWE Network. WWE Roadblock: End of the Line will air live on the WWE Network on Sunday, December 18, at 8/7c, with the Kickoff Show scheduled for 7:30/6:30c.
Episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw air live on the USA Network at 8/7c, with the Raw Pre-Show airing on the WWE Network at 7:30/6:30c. Replays of WWE RAW aren’t made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a 90-minute version of Monday Night Raw is available to stream on-demand the following day with a Hulu subscription.
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