By Jason Powell
-Scott Stanford, Booker T, and Jerry Lawler hosted the show from the studio at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Stanford noted that Lita was backstage at Raw and would be checking in during the pre-show.
-Paul Heyman will appear on Raw.
-Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho is set for Raw.
-The hosts discussed the No Mercy pay-per-view briefly.
-A video recapped Sasha Banks defeating Charlotte to win the Raw Women’s Championship in last week’s main event. Lawler said he was at the New York Comic Con and was seated next to Ric Flair. He said the only thing Flair could talk about was his daughter and how proud he was that she main evented Raw.
-Lita checked in from backstage at Raw and interviewed Bayley, who noted that it was the first time she had been back in the Bay Area since she was called up to the main roster. She said there were times when she was down and wondered whether she would get to the same level as Sasha, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch, but now she’s arrived on Raw. Bayley said she wants the title back and will go through anyone, including Banks if she has to. They wrapped up the interview with a hug.
-The trivia question was what the name of Chris Jericho’s tag team the last time he held the WWE Tag Titles. The answer was Jeri-Show.
-The hosts discussed the Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens friendship, and whether Owens should have saved Jericho last week. Booker questioned whether Jericho really has Owens’ back or if he’s in it for himself.
-Backstage at Raw, Charly Caruso interviewed Sin Cara and congratulated him on signing the paperwork to join the Raw cruiserweight division. His first act as a cruiserweight? A tag team match. Lince Dorado entered the picture and welcomed him and then spoke about teaming with him on Raw. Tony Nese and Drew Gulak entered the picture and heeled it up to set up their tag team match.
-Backstage at Raw, Bo Dallas rhymed as he told Curtis Axel that he’s better off alone. Axel said he’s always believed in Bo and asked Mick Foley to put them in a tag match together. Stanford said they would face Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
-Cathy Kelley checked in with the social media update and focussed on NBA players and the NFL’s Rob Gronkowski. Footage aired of Mojo Rawley teasing Gronk joining the Hype Bros at some point during an offseason. Kelley also said Goldberg gave a “non-answer answer” regarding a return to the ring.
-Backstage at Raw, Lita hyped the Paul Heyman appearance on Raw. She said Heyman has been tight-lipped about his appearance and did not look very happy. She said the WWE Universe and Goldberg will get an earful on Raw.
-The hosts wrapped up the show.
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