The first Monday night of Kevin Owens’ reign as WWE Universal Champion kicked off exactly as many would have imagined, with an all-stops-pulled celebration of The Prizefighter’s title win, complete with a barrage of insults toward the audience by Kevin Owens, followed by interruption from Seth Rollins, who was robbed of the title last Monday by Triple H.
With Rollins wanting answers for what happened to him on the last week’s episode, Commissioner Stephanie McMahon continued to deny her involvement for hanging Rollins out to dry and literally at knockout in a display of aggression that got Seth Rollins’ suspended by the Raw Commissioner.
Despite scoring a heartfelt and initially decisive win over Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn found himself back in the mix against Owens. Zayn gave a hell of a fight, nearly snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Unfortunately, the Sami couldn’t complete the Helluva Kick and Owens capitalized with a superkick and a powerbomb, and that’s when Roman Reigns came for payback of his own, having been denied the WWE Universal Title by Triple H. Chris Jericho arrived to give Owens some backup, but RAW General Manager Mick Foley came to the rescue, refusing Rollins suspension and sanctioned Reigns vs. Owens for next week, where, if Reigns wins, he snatches the WWE Universal Title from Owens at Clash of Champions.
Here’s a look at the results of WWE RAW Results from Monday night.
Bayley defeats Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte
Bo Dallas defeats Kyle Roberts
Seth Rollins defeats Chris Jericho
Sheamus defeats Cesaro; leads the Best of Seven Series 3-0
Nia Jax defeats Ann Esposito
The Shining Stars defeat Enzo Amore & Big Cass
Darren Young defeats. Jinder Mahal
Braun Strowman defeats Sin Cara via Cout-out
Sasha Banks returned to Raw
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens defeats Sami Zayn