By Jason Powell
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-Scott Stanford, Lita, Booker T, and Jerry Lawler hosted the show from the WWE Headquarters. They hyped Roman Reigns vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship as the Raw opening match, and also hyped Kevin Steen appearing on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel.
-The video of Triple H meeting Stephanie McMahon after Clash of Champions was shown. Yes, it’s stunning that a husband would pick up his wife after work. Sigh.
-Seth Rollins’ rib injury was addressed. Jerry Lawler claimed his sources told him that Seth was seriously injured. Booker said there’s a difference between being injured and hurt. Lita spoke about how devastating it would be for Rollins and Raw if he is injured. Lawler said it proves that Triple H was right in pushing Rollins aside for Kevin Owens.
-Charlotte will deliver an in-ring promo on Raw tonight following her win at Clash of Champions. Stanford questioned whether Charlotte can get the job done without help from Dana Brooke.
-The trivia question was which wrestler had the most U.S. Title reigns during his career. Ric Flair was the answer.
-The hosts transitioned into Reigns beating Rusev to win the U.S. Title at Clash of Champions and then hyping the rematch that will open Raw.
-The tag title match with New Day vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson was also hyped for Raw.
-TJ Perkins will make his in-ring debut on Raw.
-Cathy Kelley checked in with her Social Beat report.
-The best of seven series with Cesaro vs. Sheamus ending in a double medical stoppage was addressed. They showed footage of the referee saying he didn’t want a count-out or a DQ, but he had to call it when the doctor said it could not continue. They read a tweet from Cesaro saying he will be okay. They aired footage of Cesaro landing face-first while performing the suicide dive, then aired classic footage of Lita doing the same thing.
-The hosts wrapped up the show.
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