WWE Raw celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a special edition broadcast from both the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon reunite face to face, The Bálor Club “Too Sweets” DX & The Kliq, The Undertaker returns, the APA host a poker game involving a random assortment of legends, Roman Reigns vs The Miz for the IC title, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy vs Bray Wyatt, and a number of stars return to little fanfare.
The US title tournament reaches its unexpected conclusion as Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode, Mojo Rawley and Xavier Woods compete in the semi-finals AND finals; the Mixed Match Challenge debuts featuring Nakamura/Natalya vs Balor/Banks; members of the roster take turns cutting promos on their cellphones in selfie mode; TJP tries to hide his tears on 205 Live.
Braun Strowman gets FIRED and responds by wreaking havoc backstage, Finn Balor takes on Seth Rollins, Asuka vs Nia Jax, Paige makes an appearance, and more. We discuss the news of the past week including Paige’s career-threatening neck injury, Chris Jericho being among the names returning for next week’s RAW 25, and the recent NXT signings of War Machine, Ricochet and Candice LeRae.