WWE Monday Night Raw Results – April 17 2017

We return from commercial to see Curt Hawkins in the ring. He says Big Show was in the ring with him last week and now he’s in the main event. If you want to be a superhero you enroll at Professor Xavier’s School for The Gifted, and if you want to be a main eventer you step in the ring with Curt Hawkins. He calls out his opponent for tonight.

Curt Hawkins Vs. Finn Balor

Finn ducks a chop and lands a dropkick.

Finn hits the slingblade.

Finn hits a front dropkick into the corner.

Finn hits Coup De Grace.

Winner: Finn Balor

*Commercial Break*

Mike Rome is backstage with Chris Jericho. Jericho says he lost to Samoa Joe, but there’s nothing to be ashamed of with that. Jericho says he’s sidetracked by his rematch against Kevin Owens, that stupid idiot. Owens calls himself “The Face of America.” Owens is ugly. America deserves The Face of Jericho: Frame it in, man. If Jericho wins the United States Championship, he’ll go to Smackdown Live. Wherever he goes, the friends of Jericho will follow him. Jericho gets the crowd fired up, and a “Y2J” chant fires up. Jericho says this is a great group and calls him Tom, thinking he’s Tom Phillips. They go back and forth as to whether he’s Tom Phillips. Jericho tricks him into calling himself Tom. Jericho asks if you know what happens when you don’t know your own name. “The Drifter” Elias Sampson walks through the shot. Jericho says Rome is off the hook. Jericho asks the “strange, straggling wanderer” if he knows what happens when you walk through Chris Jericho’s promo. YOU JUST MADE THE LIST! Jericho thanks “Tom” and walks off.

Bray Wyatt is backstage, and he has a question: what are you afraid of? Are you afraid of the dark? Is it the fear of the unknown? Is it the monster that lives underneath your bed? Fear is what brings everyone together. It is the common bond. Wyatt is not like everyone else. He doesn’t bow down to the feet of fear. He controls it and harnesses it. Fear lives within his House of Horrors. Wyatt knows Randy Orton is scared. He can smell it. In his House of Horrors, all Orton’s fears will come to light. Wyatt will drag him down the hill so far his skin will blister. Before he reaches the light, he’ll drop him back into the abyss. Orton will feel like an infidel in chains forced to gnaw on his own arms to escape. Orton will know fear, pain, and horror. This will be his ecstasy. Orton’s suffering and pain will fuel him. The House of Horrors will forever be the nightmare at the end of his dreams. When he leaves the House of Horrors, he’ll burn it to the ground with Orton inside. Wyatt says, “Come, join me, Randy, in the fire where it all began. In the fire is where it shall end. It all burns down here, Randy.” Wyatt laughs before saying, “Run!”

Coming up next, Jeff Hardy will face Cesaro.

*Commercial Break*

Dana Brooke is talking with Alicia Fox backstage. Emma walks up and says Dana was making fun of Fox being humiliated on WWE 205 Live. Fox says she doesn’t want to be Dana’s friend anymore. Dana is angry over the lie. Emma says Dana wants to stand on her own two feet, so she wants to see how good her balance is.

Jeff Hardy w/ Matt Hardy vs. Cesaro w/ Sheamus

They lock up, and Hardy wrenches the arm. Cesaro twists through and kips up before taking him down. Hardy twists through and gets to his feet. Cesaro sends him into the ropes, but Hardy holds on and dropkicks him out of the ring. Hardy hits a slingshot dropkick before diving off the apron with a clothesline.

Hardy gets him in the ring and picks up a one count. Hardy sends him into the ropes, but Cesaro catches a leapfrog and slams him down. Hardy gets out of the ring and limps around. Cesaro follows him out and hits a running uppercut. Cesaro gets him back in the ring and picks up a two count. Cesaro gets him in the ring, but Hardy comes back with a jawbreaker. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Cesaro rolls out of the ring.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Cesaro send Hardy out of the ring hard. Matt Hardy checks on his brother at ringside. Cesaro gets Hardy back in the ring and picks up a two count. Cesaro covers again for a near fall. Cesaro applies a chin lock. Hardy fights up and takes him down with a clothesline.

Cesaro sidesteps an avalanche and uppercuts him down for a near fall. Cesaro punches away at him before whipping him into the ropes. Hardy comes back with a clothesline and an inverted atomic drop. Hardy follows up with a low dropkick and a splash for a near fall. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Cesaro counters into an uppercut for a near fall. Hardy kicks him away, but Cesaro comes back with a springboard spinning uppercut for another near fall.

Cesaro goes for a Cesaro Swing, but Jeff counters into a mule kick. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Cesaro crotches him with an uppercut. Cesaro goes to the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Hardy crotches him on the top rope. Cesaro falls to the floor. Cesaro gets back into the ring and sidesteps an avalanche.

Jeff elbows him and hits the Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy dropkicks him in the corner and goes for a slingshot dropkick, but Cesaro moves. Cesaro picks up a two count. Cesaro goes for the Gotch Neutralizer, but Hardy gets out and hits a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the top rope and hits the Swanton Bomb for the win.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

Matt Hardy and Sheamus get in the ring. Sheamus stares at him before checking on his partner. Sheamus extends his hand, as does Cesaro. The Hardy Boyz shake hands with their opponents at WWE Payback.

We see Heath Slater and Rhyno backstage, talking about how happy they are to be back on Raw. Braun Strowman barges past them like a bull as he makes his way to the ring.

*Commercial Break*

Braun Strowman Vs. The Big Show

Before Show can even reach the ring, Strowman runs out and starts brawling with him. Braun throws Show into the barricade and Show returns the favour by throwing Braun into the steel steps.

Big Show tosses Braun into the barricade and then into the ring. The bell finally rings. Big Show looks for a Chokeslam right away but Braun reverses. They both look for hip-tosses but Show eventually flips Braun over the top rope. Big Show runs off of the ropes and hits a baseball slide to Strowman.

Into the steps again goes Braun, then he punches Show as he comes back into the ring. Braun hits a dropkick for a two count. Show applies a wrist lock and gets Braun to the mat but Strowman does a kip-up and performs an arm-drag.

Braun looks for a body slam but Show reverses, then looks for one of his own but can’t get him up. They continue to struggle and finally Big Show lifts Braun up and body slams him. Big Show grabs Braun for the Chokeslam but he knocks the hands away and hits a suplex!

Strowman becomes meticulous and keeps Show grounded. He lifts Show up and looks for the running powerslam but Show climbs down and rams Braun into the corner. Show splashes Braun, then lifts him onto the top rope. Strowman punches Show off then jumps at him but gets caught with a Chokeslam. Strowman kicks out at 2!

Big Show calls for the Knockout Punch but Braun ducks it and hits a running powerslam for a near-fall! Strowman gets frustrated and takes to the top rope again and this time it’s Big Show stopping him. Show headbutt’s Braun and climbs up himself. Big Show looks for a superplex but Braun knocks him off and Show lands on the top rope, jewels-first.

Strowman jumps off of the top rope and eats a WMD…but he kicks out! Show takes to the top rope now and this time Strowman quickly climbs up, grabs him and hits a superplex and the ring explodes!

No Contest

Braun climbs back to his feet and poses as trainers tend to Big Show.

That’s it for tonight’s show! What did you think? Let us know in the comments and be sure to come back tomorrow night for SmackDown Live and 205 Live! Until then, safe travels!

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