By Jason Powell
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-Scott Stanford, Booker T, Lita, and Jerry Lawler hosted the show from WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
-Stanford hyped Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship for Raw.
-Lawler hyped that Paul Heyman will address Brock Lesnar’s loss to Goldberg.
-The hosts addressed the women’s title match. Stanford questioned whether we could see Ric Flair with the show in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight. Lawler said maybe and moved on.
-The WWE Universal Championship between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins from last week was recapped along with the Chris Jericho interference. Lita said Seth should take matters into his own hands by finding someone to neutralize Jericho. Lawler blamed Mick Foley for making it a No DQ match. Lawler said Stephanie McMahon should take a long look at the lack of leadership that Foley provides.
-The trivia question was who eliminated Sami Zayn in his first Royal Rumble match. Shockingly, the answer was not “deez nuts” or “your mom”. Rather, it was Braun Strowman.
-This served as a segue to a recap of Strowman destroying Zayn on last week’s Raw. Footage aired from earlier in the day of Foley on the phone with Stephanie McMahon when Zayn entered the room. Foley said he was happy Zayn was there because he wanted to talk about what happened last week. Zayn wanted a rematch. Foley said Strowman already had a match booked. Zayn pushed for the match, but Foley denied him. Zayn said he would have to take matters into his own hands.
-Stanford hyped the New Day vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson match for the Raw Tag Titles for Raw. Footage aired of Gallows and Anderson beating Golden Truth to earn the title shot.
-It was not announced on the pre-show, but the USA Network preview for Raw hyped Chris Jericho interviewing Kevin Owens on The Highlight Reel.
-Cathy Kelley checked in with the social media report.
-Charley Caruso checked in backstage at the building and hyped various aspects of Raw and 205 Live.
-The hosts closed the show by making Raw predictions. Lawler predicted that Paul Heyman will drop a bombshell regarding Brock Lesnar.
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