Welcome to the WWE Raw Results for Monday, January 6th, 2017. The latest installment of Raw took place at the Moda Center from Portland, Oregon. Among the superstars in action were Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn and Bayley. Also, Goldberg was scheduled to return to the show to answer Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar’s challenge for a WrestleMania 33 match. Below are the latest WWE Raw results for Monday, February 6, 2017.
The opening segment had Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley in the ring with a table. They said they were there for the biggest free agent contract signing in recent history. Foley said he hopes Triple H is happy, but he’s not. Eventually, Foley introduced Samoa Joe. Joe came to the ring in a suit. Stephanie built up his arrival saying he’s held titles all over the world and now they have a contract for him on Raw. Foley and Joe got into a bit of a confrontation with Foley saying he wasn’t happy with how Joe got the contract or who he’s associating himself with. Joe said it took him 18 years to get to the WWE ring. Foley said one man gave him the opportunity after beating up Seth Rollins. Joe signed the contract and put the entire locker room on notice that the destroyer has arrived.
Roman Reigns’ music hit and he came to the ring to interrupt the proceedings. He said he heard Joe making tough talk and threats out there so he told Joe to threaten him. He said by Joe signing this contract he’s in his yard now, so he needs to shut his mouth or he’ll cave it in. Foley said Joe and Steph might be loyal to just one man, but he’s still loyal to the fans as GM. He booked Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns as the main event for tonight’s Raw.
Nia Jax defeated Bayley via pinfall. Bayley made some progress late in the match when she managed to elude Nia on the outside and ran her into the ring post. With Nia down, Bayley got back inside and tried to wait out a count out. Women’s Champion Charlotte rushed down the ramp and got up on the apron causing a distraction. Bayley managed to dropkick her off the apron, but as she turned around Nia was back in the ring and grabbed her for a Samoan Drop to get the pin.
Braun Strowman defeated TC Bonus, Rob Kelly, Dusty Wallace & James Stock via pinfall in a 4-on-1 match. Post-match, Strowman got on the mic telling Mick Foley he asked for competition and didn’t get it, so now he’s coming to find it. Strowman left the ring and stormed backstage. The cameras showed Strowman walking backstage and Foley showing up. Foley told him if he wants competition he’s got it. At Fastlane, it’s Strowman vs. Roman Reigns.
Akira Tozawa defeated Drew Gulak via pinfall. The commentary team talked up the debut of Tozawa ahead of his match on Raw. Late in the contest, he hit a suicide dive on the outside on Gulak, then rolled him back in. He hit a dropkick to Gulak’s knee and a shining wizard for a near fall. Tozawa had several kicks but Gulak ducked one. Tozawa came back with a German Suplex and the pinfall for the win. Post-match, Tozawa was celebrating in the ring when Brian Kendrick came down and got in to offer a handshake. Tozawa was confused but obliged and shook his hand before Kendrick left the ring.
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho had an in-ring segment to boast about their championships. Jericho said everyone knows Randy Orton is going on to WrestleMania 33 to challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight title, but what about the Universal title? Jericho suggested best friend vs. best friend, with the US Champion vs. Universal champ at Mania. The crowd cheered the idea but Owens said he wasn’t sure. Goldberg’s music hit and he arrived out to the ring via his entrance from backstage. Goldberg announced he was accepting Brock Lesnar’s challenge for one final match at WrestleMania. Owens said that sounded great for the undercard of KO-Mania. Owens bragged to Goldberg about being the longest-reigning Universal champ and asked if he knows why he’s held it so long. Goldberg said because he’s never faced him. He challenged Owens to a match for the title at Fastlane PPV. Jericho accepted it on behalf of his friend.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated Sheamus and Cesaro via disqualification in a tag team title match. Late in the contest, Sheamus hit his forearms on Anderson’s chest with the crowd counting along. Cesaro hit forearms on Gallows, sending him to the floor. Gallows kicked Enzo while he was outside the ring. Class got up and delivered a big boot to Gallows’ head, so the ref called for the bell.
New Day defeated The Shining Stars via pinfall. The heels had control against Woods for a while but he eventually got a hot tag to bring in Big E. E hit belly to belly duplexes on Epico and eventually hit a running splash. Woods tagged back in later and the New Day hit Midnight Hour for the win.
Chris Jericho defeated Sami Zayn via pinfall to retain the United States Championship. Late in the match, the referee became distracted with Jericho in the ring. Zayn was near the ropes and Owens hit him with a big kick to the head. Zayn stumbled back a bit and Jericho hit a Codebreaker to get the pinfall win.
Austin Aries had an exclusive interview in the ring with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville. He talked about former champion Rich Swann recently getting hurt after attacking Neville on Raw last week. Aries put over a big five-man elimination match for 405 Live on Tuesday night with the winner getting a title shot against Neville at Fastlane PPV. Aries asked Neville which of the five competitors scares him the most. Neville gave him a stare and said he must be delusional if he thinks anyone in the division scares him. He said no matter who is next contender, they’ll be forced to bow down to the king. Cedric Alexander, Noam Dar, TJ Perkins, Tony Nese, and Jack Gallagher all came out to hype up Tuesday’s match by getting into the ring. Perkins came out last saying spoiler alert he’s going to win the title again. He told Neville they have some unfinished business. All of them got into a brawl in the ring.
Backstage, Chris Jericho was with Kevin Owens in the locker room. Jericho talked up how they need to show the people just how great their friendship is. Jericho said next week they will have the “Festival of Friendship.” Owens said he wouldn’t miss it for the world as Jericho proudly continued to talk it up.
Samoa Joe defeated Roman Reigns via pinfall. Reigns was making his entrance down the ramp when Joe came running down and attacked him. He kept beating up Reigns around the ring before the bell even rang. Joe hit a running senton on Reigns while he was down. Joe got in the ring and waited as the ref checked out Roman. Raw hit commercial with the announcers wondering if a match would take place.
After the break, Reigns was back in the ring and the match got underway. Roman managed to toss Joe to the outside and went out to attack. He whipped Joe into the barricade and then tossed him back in the ring. Once inside, Joe regained control and hit multiple moves including headbutts and chops to Reigns’ chest. Reigns staged a comeback but Joe cut him off with a big elbow when Reigns ran the ropes.
Late in the bout, Reigns had some control but Braun Strowman’s music hit. He came down and got on the apron so Roman went over to attack him. He managed to knock Strowman off the apron but Joe used the distraction to come over and attack Reigns. He whipped him to the ropes and hit a suplex side slam move for the pinfall win.
Post-match, Strowman kept on attacking Reigns after Joe left the ring. Strowman ended up taking things outside and dismantled the steel steps. As Reigns staggered to his feet, Braun rushed him and hit him down with the steps. From there, he picked up Reigns and hit a running powerslam through the side barrier into the audience. Braun raised his arms and let out a roar before Raw went off the air with Reigns down.