Monday Night Raw Live Coverage – April 17, 2017

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Monday Night Raw
Date: April 17, 2017
Location: Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Booker T.

Just in case we haven’t had enough going on of late, this is kind of a relaunch for Raw as we have a fresh roster at full strength for the first time. In addition to all the new names, the interesting question is will Roman Reigns be here. After Braun Strowman basically killed him last week, it should be interesting to see if he’ll be here tonight. If so, WWE is missing a major opportunity. Let’s get to it.

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WWE Confirms Injury to Dash Wilder, The Revival Comments

WWE has confirmed that Dash Wilder of The Revival suffered a broken jaw at Friday’s WWE NXT live event in Spartanburg, SC. Below is their announcement:

The Revival’s Dash Wilder injured at NXT Live Event

The Revival’s Dash Wilder suffered a jaw injury over the weekend during an NXT Live Event, WWE.com has learned. The injury comes in the wake of the two-time NXT Tag Team Champions’ huge back-to-back victories over former Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day since their Team Red debut the night after WrestleMania.

“On Friday night, following an in-ring injury to the right side of his jaw, we sent [Wilder] to the ER for a cat scan,” NXT medical personnel Dr. Jeff Westerfield told WWE.com. “The test came back showing a jaw fracture. As a result, he will be getting his jaw wired [Friday at 9 a.m.] and we are looking forward to him being back on the main roster in about eight weeks.”

Despite the prognosis, Dash and his tag team partner Scott Dawson both classified the situation as nothing more than a “minor speed-bump in the legacy of The Revival.”

“Is it frustrating? Of course it is,” Wilder stated to WWE.com “But it’s not going to stop The Revival. This is nothing. I’ve had worse than this and didn’t even bat an eye. I’d be out there tonight with my jaw wired shut if they’d let me. We’re as tough as we are talented. The last two weeks on Raw were just the beginning for us. We’ll be back to take what’s ours: those pretty little Raw Tag Team Titles.”

“We’re two hard-headed, southern-minded individuals,” added a fired-up Dawson. “If it were up to us, we would be on Monday Night Raw tonight. We will be back and continue to do what we have always done and that’s barrel through every tag team. No matter whether it’s a jaw, a knee, an ankle or an ice cream cart, we are going to go through ya and make sure we get as much money in our bank account as possible.”

Stay with WWE.com for more on this story as it unfolds.

 

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Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins announced for the WWE Payback Pay-Per-View

Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe has been announced for the April 30th WWE Payback pay-per-view from San Jose, California.

Below is the updated Payback card going into tonight’s RAW:

House of Horrors Match for the WWE Title
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

WWE United States Title Match
Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Austin Aries vs. Neville

RAW Tag Team Title Match
Cesaro and Sheamus vs. The Hardys

Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe

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Dash Wilder Has Broken Jaw, Out Several Weeks

Top guy out. The Revival is one of the hottest acts on “Monday Night Raw” despite only having appeared twice so far. They’re an influx of fresh blood to the show and the tag division in general. Their debut on the main roster got one of the loudest reactions on a very loud night…..and now things are in trouble.

According to WWE.com, Dash Wilder has a broken jaw and is going to be out for quite a while. The injury seemed to take place over the weekend, which would have put it during a match with Hideo Itami and Shinsuke Nakamura. Wilder will have his jaw wired shut this coming Friday and he could be out for about eight weeks. There is no word on what would happen to Scott Dawson in the meantime but over the weekend he teamed with Bobby Roode.

Opinion: The only positive out of this is that it’s a bone and not a muscle or ligament. Eight weeks is a long time but the Revival is going to be a big deal on the main roster. Let Wilder’s jaw heal in time and then the team will be back. I’m not sure what Dawson can do on his own as he’s not exactly a singles guy but stranger things have happened.

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Will Dawson wrestle on his own? When do you see Revival winning the Raw Tag Team Titles? Let us know in the comments below.

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Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins confirmed for “WWE Payback”

“The Architect” will get his opportunity at “The Destroyer” before we know it.

It was announced via the WWE App earlier today that Seth Rollins will finally get his opportunity for revenge on Samoa Joe, when the two go one-on-one at “Payback” later this month.

Joe has been on a warpath in WWE, since making his debut the night after the “Royal Rumble.” After Triple H called out Seth Rollins in the final segment of “Monday Night Raw,” “The Architect” made his way to the ring. However, he was ambushed by “The Destroyer” and was subsequently put on the shelf for a couple of months.

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However, Rollins would finish what he started with “The Game,” as he still defeated him in an unsanctioned match at WrestleMania.

Editor’s Note:

This match doesn’t surprise me. We all knew that this was coming, and having it at “Payback” makes complete sense. This is going to be a great contest between two outstanding wrestlers, and I can’t wait to see it!

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Bret Hart Says That The Undertaker Was the Leader of the Locker Room

WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart recently sat down with Sports Illustrated, as a part of their “Extra Mustard” section. He candidly discussed the legendary career of The Undertaker, and what his presence meant in the locker room.

Hart is most well known for being the target of the “Montreal Screwjob,” where Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon concocted a plot to rob him of his title in his home country of Canada. “The Hitman” said that if it wasn’t for The Undertaker, Vince would not have addressed the locker room after the incident.

“I punched out Vince McMahon in the locker room, but the only reason Vince was in the locker room was because of Undertaker,” explained Hart. “Undertaker pounded on Vince’s door after the ‘Screwjob.’ He said, ‘Get your ass down to that dressing room and explain yourself’, and Vince wouldn’t have listened to anybody else.”

Although there has been controversy surrounding “The Deadman’s” last match, Hart says that he enjoyed it and it was very well done.

“I liked his final moment,” said Hart. “I enjoyed his last match, and I thought he gave his all. He’ll forever be one of the wrestling giants, and he is one of the guys I respected the most.”

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In addition, he said that without a doubt, The Undertaker was the leader of the locker room.

“Undertaker was always a leader in the dressing room, always a man’s man. No one ever doubted what he said because his word was good. He was a guy that set the dressing room standard. If you had an issue or personal problem, you could go to Undertaker and he would help you.”

Hart also discusses what it was like to be in the ring with “The Phenom,” and more.

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When Did Kurt Angle Find Out He’d Be “Raw” GM?

That’s quite the honor. One of the big surprises for the “Monday Night Raw” after “Wrestlemania XXXIII” was the announcement of Kurt Angle as the new General Manager. Angle was named to the position three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame but it turns out that the two events are connected.

Angle recently spoke with Wrestlinginc.com for a new interview and talked about his new role with the company. According to Angle, despite rumors suggesting otherwise, he had no idea that he was going to get the job until the night of his induction speech. Triple H told him that they wanted him to start on Monday and a deal was struck.

“It was right around that time when I met with Triple H and he gave me the news. He wanted me to start on Monday. I believe it was Friday night, right before my speech. And I wasn’t surprised. There were a lot of rumors going around and Triple H reassured me they were just rumors. There was never any talk of me becoming General Manager until recently. A lot of sites that were saying that I was going to be the RAW GM, but they were wrong because I would have known at the time and nobody contacted me.”

You can read the whole interview here.

Opinion: Could there be a more perfect choice for GM than Angle? He still has great comedic timing and can be intimidating enough to make the position work. Angle might wrestle another match down the road if necessary, though it really doesn’t need to happen. Either way, he’s a great option for the job and an upgrade over Mick Foley.

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Do you like Angle as GM? Do you think he’ll wrestle for WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kurt Angle Comments on His Relationship With Vince McMahon

For over ten years Kurt Angle was persona non grata at WWE due to his issues with addiction. But, in recent years, our Olympic Hero has cleaned up, which convinced Vince McMahon to give him another chance with the company.

Angle was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, then, just three days later, he was named as the new general manager of Monday Night Raw, as he replaced Mick Foley. So WWE hasn’t just brought him back for a minor role like they do with most returning legends who go into the Hall of Fame.

During a recent interview with Wrestling Inc, Angle spoke about his current relationship with the WWE chairman, which he described as good, even though he doesn’t really know what to expect from the boss every week.

“With Vince, you have to remember he’s always thinking. He always has something on his mind. So you don’t know which Vince you’re going to run into. Now, one day, he’s going to hug you and talk to you for 20 minutes. The next day, he doesn’t have time to do it. Vince is a very lovable man and when you’re good to him, he’s good to you. He [has] always been that way and he was my father figure for a long time.”

You can check out the entire interview below.

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Have you enjoyed Kurt Angle’s run as Raw GM so far? Do you think we’ll see him wrestle again? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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Will Finn Balor Be at Raw?

Finn Balor is currently out of action after suffering a concussion on last week’s Raw show. It was only his second televised match since he returned to the ring on the Raw following WrestleMania 33, and we’re already back to wondering when he’ll return to the ring.

According to PW Insider, Balor will be backstage for tonight’s show, but it’s unclear if he’ll actually appear on the show, as he’s there for medical testing.

Before he’s allowed to return to the ring, Balor will need to pass a series of tests. So if he’s on tonight’s show, that means that he’s absolutely fine, and he was able to pass the tests with no big issues.

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We don’t know if Balor was originally supposed to be on the Payback pay-per-view later this month because WWE didn’t set anything up for him after he returned. There was a rumor going around which suggested that he was going to replace Chris Jericho in the United States Championship match on the show, but that rumor died when Jericho returned to television.

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Watch: Jeff Hardy Falls on His Face at House Show

Not everything can be a rousing success. The Hardys returned to WWE at “Wrestlemania XXXIII” and were instantly treated as some of the biggest stars on the roster. Upon their return, they won the Raw Tag Team Titles and have since started appearing on house shows defending them. Things have been going well for them but that doesn’t mean things are always going to be perfect.

During a live event last night in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Hardys successfully defended their titles against Enzo Amore/Big Cass, Cesaro/Sheamus and Anderson and Gallows. After the match the team celebrated and something went a bit wrong. Here’s a video of the (not serious) incident:

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Opinion: Matt’s “what are you going to do?” reaction is pretty much perfect. The old Vince McMahon line of “anything can happen” applies here as Jeff just slipped in a funny moment. It’s a chuckle inducing scene and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just glad to have them back in WWE after all the amazing stuff they’ve done in the last year or so.

Are you glad the Hardys are back? Do you want to see them wrestle as singles? Let us know in the comments below.

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