WWE Monday Night Raw broadcast live from Miami, Florida on the USA Network at 8 p.m. ET.
WWE Monday Night Raw main event: Brock Lesnar returns to Raw
Paul Heyman cut a promo on Kane and Braun Strowman. As he and Lesnar started to exit the ring, Kane walked down and chokeslammed him. Lesnar sat up from the chokeslam and attacked Kane. The locker room spilled out and took Kane to the back while Lesnar posed by ringside.
Finn Balor reformed Bullet Club (w/ Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) in win over The Miztourage & Elias
Gallows and Anderson hit the Magic Killer, leading to Balor connecting on the Coup de Grace on Bo Dallas for the win.
Intercontinental champion Roman Reigns def. Samoa Joe to retain his title via pinfall
An epic back-and-forth match resulted in Reigns hitting the spear for the win. There were plenty of false finishes, where if Reigns was disqualified, he would have lost the title.
Asuka def. Alexa Bliss via submission in a non-title match
Asuka worked over the champ and finished her with her armbar submission.
Kurt Angle makes Royal Rumble announcement
Kurt Angle announced both the men and women’s Royal Rumble matches will have the same stipulations during the opening segment of Raw — 30 person, over the top rope elimination and the winner gets a title match at WrestleMania.
WWE Monday Night Raw Best of the Rest:
- The Bar confronted Kurt Angle in the opening segment for celebrating with Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins after winning the tag team titles. Jason Jordan came out to take up for his father, leading to a match between Jordan and Cesaro. Seth Rollins came down to stand in Jordan’s corner.
- Jason Jordan (w/ Seth Rollins) def. Cesaro (w/ Sheamus) via pinfall after Rollins stopped Sheamus’ attempted interference.
- Bray Wyatt def. Apollo Crews (w/ Dana Brook & Titus O’Neil) via pinfall.
- Braun Stroman squashed Rhyno (w/ Heath Slater) via pinfall.
- Finn Balor entered himself in the Royal Rumble match.
- Raw announced Enzo Amore would not defend his Cruiserweight championship against Cedric Alexander due to illness.
- Goldust & Cedric Alexander def. Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari via pinfall