WWE Raw Review: Goldberg says The Royal Rumble is ‘next’

The Universal title was also on the line in a No DQ match


We’ve got to be honest fellow wrestling geeks, we’re almost tapped out of reviews as this is our fourth in seven days.

But fear not, the Raw review is here and wrestling is the gift that keeps on giving!

WWE took over the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for a third night in-a-row, after hosting NXT Takeover and Survivor Series there on the two previous nights. Far from being fatigued by it all, the Canadian fans were as loud as ever.

Enough for the pre-match lock-up, lets ring the opening bell on our wrap-up.

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Friends reunited

We’ll start with the biggest fallout from Survivor Series, no not Goldberg v Lesnar – we’re talking about the destruction of the List of Jericho.

In an attempt to save Jericho from a Styles Clash at the pay-per-view, WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens cracked AJ Styles with the list, scattering Jericho’s beloved papers everywhere (yes, this is wrestling in 2016).

Y2J hosted an edition of his chat show ‘The Highlight Reel’ last night to confront Owens over his actions and it looked like WWE were going to break up the best team we’ve seen since Arsenal’s Invincibles.

Just when it seemed things where on the brink of collapse, the best friends reunited (it was better than Man United v Arsenal we promise) thanks to their common hatred of Roman Reigns – before being interrupted by a certain Seth Rollins.

Oh, by the way don’t worry the list is back too!

Goldberg eyes the Universe

The entire wrestling world is still buzzing about Goldberg’s less than two minute destruction of ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, but what ‘next’ for the former WCW champion.

Well it appears he was collared by Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, who had an important question for Goldberg after he left the ring on Sunday.

The match with Lesnar was supposed to be his swansong, but Stephanie wondered if Goldberg had one more title run left in him?

“You bet your ass” he does, according to the big man himself. So, Goldberg opened up Raw with the monumental announcement that he’ll enter the 2017 Royal Rumble match – by the way he’s 6/4 favourite to win it all if you fancy it.

Main event mayhem

After bedlam ensued in the Highlight Reel segment, Raw General Manager Mick Foley announced the show’s main event would be for the (stupidly named) Universal title – with Kevin Owens defending his crown against Seth Rollins.

Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho were apparently banned from ringside for the bout, which escalated quicker than Wayne Rooney spotting a wedding from the hotel bar.

The duo battled all over the arena and there was even a table involved, but just as it looked like Rollins was about to take full control a masked Sin Cara-like figure attacked from the crowd.

No Sin Cara didn’t make the most nonsensical heel turn since Stone Cold at Wrestlemania 17 (still the best one ever), of course it was the banned Y2J under the mask. Jericho was given a Pedigree for his troubles, but the distraction was enough for Owens to capitalise and retain the title.

Okay we are out for the three count, until next week folks…

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