No DQ Match, Beat The Clock Challenge, Opener and More Announced for This Week’s SmackDown

WWE has announced that Shinsuke Nakamura will kick off this week’s SmackDown episode from Des Moines, Iowa.

They have also added WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan in a No DQ non-title match, Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles and the first-ever Tag Team Beat The Clock Challenge to tomorrow’s episode. The winners of the Beat The Clock Challenge will go on to face SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos at a later date.

Below is the updated line-up for tomorrow:

* Shinsuke Nakamura opens the show

* Charlotte Flair vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi

* No DQ Match: WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan

* AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin

* Beat The Clock Challenge: The Colons vs. The Ascension vs. American Alpha vs. Breezango

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WWE Monday Night RAW Results 4/24/17

– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at Braun Strowman destroying Roman Reigns two weeks ago. We also see the destruction Braun caused last week until Big Show stopped him, then their ring implosion in the main event. We cut to the RAW opening video.

– We’re live from Kansas City as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to the Sprint Center. He’s joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. A Dumpster Match with Kalisto vs. Braun Strowman will take place later tonight.

– We go right to the ring and out comes Chris Jericho to a pop.

Fans chant “Y2J” as Jericho hits the ring for a “monumental edition” of The Highlight Reel. Jericho says this is the last Highlight Reel we will ever see on RAW. Fans boo. Jericho says he’s going to beat his former best friend and current muttonhead for the WWE United States Title. Fans cheer. Then he’s headed over to SmackDown. Jericho says his fans always support him and stay behind him, whether it’s RAW, SmackDown or Southpaw Regional Wrestling. He gets another pop for The Friends of Jericho line.

Jericho says he needed a super sexy beast of a guest for tonight’s final Highlight Reel on RAW. That guest is… Chris Jericho. Jericho starts ripping into Owens and says the Face of America doesn’t work for him but the Hemorrhoid of America does. Jericho goes on until the music interripts and out comes The Miz with Maryse. Miz says RAW is no longer Jericho and hasn’t been since they arrived. He enters the ring and a “you suck” chant breaks out. Miz knocks Kansas City and says RAW is now all about the “It Couple” of WWE. Jericho says they better watch… It. Miz announces that The Highlight Reel has officially been canceled but will be replaced by MizTV. More boos from the crowd. Miz calls for crew members to change the set over to the MizTV set.

Miz goes to welcome us to MizTV but the music interrupts and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose to a pop. Ambrose agrees with Jericho, Miz is a stupid idiot. A “stupid idiot” chant tries to get going now. Miz says Jericho never said that. Jericho says he was thinking it. Ambrose is sure no one in Kansas City wants to see another episode of MizTV. Fans cheer. Ambrose has crew members to change the set over to The Ambrose Asylum now. Ambrose welcomes us. He introduces his guest, Jericho and because they’re already here, Miz and Maryse. Ambrose says he’s rooting for Jericho this Sunday, even if it means he’s going to SmackDown. Ambrose says they’ve had their differences in the past and went to war but he believes in the power of forgiveness. Ambrose recalls destroying the Jericho light-up jacket. Jericho says he still owes him $15,000 for that. Dean doesn’t gave $15,000 because it was a rough week at the blackjack table but he does have a gift for Jericho. Jericho opens it up and it’s a jacket with Christmas lights attached to it. Jericho likes it. Ambrose calls it the new Jacket of Jericho and warns him not to put it in the washing machine. Dean says there’s just one thing for Jericho to do now… try it on, maaaan. Miz interrupts them. He says “no” several times but the crowd responds with a “yes!” chant. Miz disses the jacket. Jericho puts it on to a pop.

Miz rips into Ambrose for how he devalues the Intercontinental Title every day he holds it. Miz says it’s he who should be getting gifts from other Superstars. Ambrose interrupts and says he does have a gift for Miz… a kick and a Dirty Deeds. Ambrose walks away after dropping Miz. Jericho asks Maryse if she knows what happens when you marry a stupid idiot like The Miz. Maryse makes The List to a pop. Jericho’s music hits as Miz and Maryse head to the floor. Jericho makes his exit.

– We see RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardys walking backstage. We go to commercial.

Sheamus vs. Matt Hardy

Back from the break and out comes Sheamus with Cesaro. RAW Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy is out next with brother Jeff Hardy to a pop.

They lock up and Hardy goes for a quick roll up. They lock up again and Sheamus elbows Matt off his back. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle before more back and forth. Matt with a neckbreaker and a leg drop. Matt drops two more legs for a 2 count.

Sheamus counters and scoops Hardy but he slides out. Sheamus with a kick. Sheamus goes for the forearms on the apron but Matt fights him off. Matt gets riled up with a little bit of “Broken” action and the crowd pops. Matt ends up dropping Sheamus on the apron with the Side Effect. We go to commercial with both Superstars down on the floor.

Back from the break and Sheamus has Matt down in the ring. Sheamus with a running thrust in the corner. Sheamus goes for the forearms on the apron again and gets them as fans count along. Sheamus sends Matt to the mat and goes up top. Sheamus comes off the top with a shot to the face for a 2 count.

Matt counters White Noise. Sheamus charges but Matt moves and he hits the ring post. Matt with a tornado DDT from the second rope. Matt blocks shots and fires back. Matt slams Sheamus’ head into the turnbuckle and gets a pop after another “Broken” taunt. Matt keeps control and hits a running bulldog. Matt goes to the second rope for an elbow drop and a close 2 count. Matt waits for Sheamus to get up now. He gets the “Delete!” chants going. Sheamus blocks a Twist of Fate and nails a solid knee to the face, sending Matt to the floor. Matt blocks an attack and kicks Sheamus. Sheamus with the rolling senton on the floor.

Jeff checks on Matt but Sheamus knocks him away. Sheamus brings it back into the ring. Jeff gets on the apron to argue with him. Cesaro pulls Jeff off the apron and they face off. This leads to Matt hitting the Twist of Fate for the win.

Winner: Matt Hardy

– After the match, The Hardys celebrate as Cesaro comes in to check on his partner. Cesaro argues with Matt and Jeff, blaming the loss on Jeff. Sheamus gets up and tells Cesaro to calm down. Sheamus extends his hand to Matt but the crowd is skeptical. Cesaro also extends his hand. There’s a “no!” chant starting up. The two teams end up shaking hands as The Hardys’ music hits. Cesaro and Sheamus leave while The Hardys pose.

– RAW General Manager Kurt Angle is backstage on the phone with someone talking about tonight’s Dumpster Match. He says he’s going to talk with Kalisto to see if he even wants to do the match still. Someone pulls the plug on Angle’s call. He turns around and it’s The Miz with Maryse. He’s upset about standing outside of Angle’s door for a whole 2 minutes and upset about what happened earlier. Angle says we solve our problems in the ring now. He tells Miz to find a partner to face Ambrose and Jericho later tonight. Miz walks off and Maryse says something in French to Angle. “Right back at you,” he says.

Neville and TJ Perkins vs. Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher

Back from the break and out first comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville. His partner TJ Perkins is out next. Jack Gallagher is out first for his team, followed by Austin Aries.

Both teams start brawling before the bell can ring. Aries and Gallagher send their opponents over the top rope. They stand tall in the corners as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and the match is underway as Neville is in control of Gallagher. Perkins tags in and they double team Gallagher. Gallagher turns it around on Perkins and sends him into the corner. Aries gets the hot tag and unloads on both opponents. Aries springboard sin on Aries and decks Perkins on the apron again. Neville charges but gets sent flying to the floor. Aries also sends Perkins to the floor, then nails the suicide dive on both. Aries brings Perkins back into the ring for a 2 count. He goes right into Last Chancery but Neville breaks it up.

Gallagher nails Neville with forearms to the face and then an uppercut. Gallagher runs into kicks from Neville. They collide and Gallagher drops him with a headbutt. Gallagher catches a kick from Perkins, allowing Aries to deck Perkins and hit the discus five-arm for the win.

Winners: Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher

– After the match, Aries and Gallagher stand tall as we go to replays. Neville retreats to the ramp and taunts Aries.

– Still to come, the Dumpster Match. Back to commercial.

Dumpster Match: Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto

Back from the break and there’s a dumpster sitting at ringside. JoJo goes over the rules as the music hits and out comes Braun Strowman. The only way to win is to put your opponent in the dumpster.

Fans chant for Braun as he takes a mic. He says he considers everyone in the arena nothing but trash, so when he stuffs Kalisto in the dumpster it’s like stuffing each and every fan in there with him, especially Roman Reigns. Braun’s music hits and we go backstage to Kalisto talking to Angle. Kalisto is passionate about still wanting the match after being disrespected last week. He makes his way to the ring with a new theme song.

Kalisto uses his quickness to get in a few shots but it does nothing to Braun. Braun gets upset after taking a kick to the face. He grabs Kalisto and yells about Kalisto thinking he can challenge him. He sends Kalisto to the apron in front of the dumpster. Kalisto fights back and springboards in with a missile dropkick. Kalisto counters an attempt and nails a jawbreaker to stagger Braun.

Kalisto goes to the top but Braun catches him in mid-air and launches him across the ring like a dart. Braun with a splash in the corner. Braun grabs Kalisto and points at the dumpster. Kalisto hangs on and tries to bring Braun down over the top with him. Braun powers up and slams Kalisto back into the ring. Graves can’t believe Kalisto almost had Braun in the dumpster. Braun with a running kick to the gut. Braun puts a knee to the back of the skull in the corner now. Braun runs and crushes Kalisto in the corner again. Braun clubs Kalisto in the chest and knocks him back to the mat. Braun beats on Kalisto some more now.

Braun tosses Kalisto over the top but he hangs on again. Braun clubs him down flat on the apron. Braun picks Kalisto up and presses him high. Kalisto slides out and falls into the ring. Braun picks him u from the apron. Kalisto kicks Braun’s legs out and Braun falls into the dumpster, still standing.

Winner: Kalisto

– After the bell, Braun just stands there in the dumpster fuming. He enters the ring and boots Kalisto in the face, then slams him hard with one arm. And again. Braun continues the assault and sends Kalisto through the ropes to the floor. We get “we want Roman, Roman sucks” dueling chants for Roman Reigns. Braun launches Kalisto into the barrier now. Braun picks Kalisto up onto his shoulder and drops him in the dumpster. Braun closes the lid as fans boo. Braun wheels the dumpster to the top of the ramp now. Officials come out to warn Braun now. He teases running them over with the dumpster. Braun takes the strap and ratchets the lid closed on Kalisto. Braun takes his time but ends up pushing the dumpster off a short ledge, tipping it on its side. Officials rush to check on Kalisto as Braun stands tall and we go to commercial.

– Back from the break and we see what just happened to Kalisto. Officials and paramedics are loading Kalisto up onto a stretcher. The announcers play up the seriousness of the situation. Kalisto is loaded into an ambulance and taken to a local medical facility. Cole leads us to a video on Roman Reigns.

– We also get a video package on Bray Wyatt with words from Wyatt to hype the “House of Horrors” match against WWE Champion Randy Orton on Sunday.

Alicia Fox vs. Dana Brooke

Back from the break and both Superstars are out. Back and forth to start. Emma makes her way down to ringside to watch.

Dana makes a comeback and unloads on Alicia. Dana slams Alicia but gets kicked back. Alicia misses the scissors kick. Dana scoops her on her shoulders and slams her in a modified Michinoku Driver for the win as Emma looks on.

Winner: Dana Brooke

– After the match, Dana stands tall as her music hits. Emma comes in and appears to be impressed. Emma hugs her and walks out of the ring.

– The announcers hype Sunday’s Payback pay-per-view and the WWE Network.

– Charly Caruso is backstage with Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. She asks about their match against Seth Rollins, Enzo Amore and Big Cass tonight but they’re all confident about beating up nerds. Joe says he will break Rollins at Payback, if he makes it to Payback. Joe says he only took out one of Rollins’ ligaments the first time they met but maybe he comes for the rest tonight. They all “too sweet” before we go to commercial.

Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Big Cass

Back from the break and out comes Enzo Amore and Big Cass. They cut promos until Cass suddenly disappears into the crowd and Enzo is attacked by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson from the crowd. We see that it was Samoa Joe who pulled Cass into the crowd. They drop Enzo with a Magic Killer on the floor. The music hits and out comes Seth Rollins to make the save. Rollins goes at it with Joe as Cass recovers. The heels retreat as Cass, Rollins and officials check on Enzo. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Kurt Angle is out with a mic. He says Enzo is unable to compete but he has a new partner for Cass and Rollins. The music hits and out comes Finn Balor to a big pop.

Balor runs to the ring when he sees Cass and Rollins getting triple teamed. We get the bell and it’s Cass starting off with Gallows. Cass takes control and hits a big splash. Cass with a fall-away slam. Rollins tags in and comes off the top with a big right hand as Cass holds Gallows. Balor tag sin and unloads on Gallows. Balor drops Gallows with a dropkick. Gallows turns it around on Balor and tags in Anderson. Fans chant for Balor as he rolls through and dropkicks Anderson in the face. Balor with a shot to Gallows on the apron. Anderson backs Balor into the corner and in comes Joe. Joe unloads and drops Balor in the corner with a kick to the head.

Joe with more offense to Balor as he backs him in the corner again. Anderson tags in and unloads on Balor in the corner as the referee warns him. Anderson keeps Balor grounded with an armbar now. Anderson slams Balor for another 2 count. Gallows tags back in and drops big shots on Balor in the corner. Gallows keeps Balor grounded now. Gallows runs into boots in the corner but catches Balor with a side slam. Gallows poses before kicking Cass off the apron. Gallows misses a leg drop as Balor moves out of the way.

Anderson and Rollins tag in at the same time. Rollins with a Blockbuster from the top. Rollins keeps control and hits a Slingblade. Anderson slides out of a suplex. Gallows holds Rollins but he takes them both down. Cass comes flying over with a big boot to send Gallows out. Rollins and Joe stare each other down. Anderson gets sent out onto Joe by Rollins. Rollins runs and nails a dive next. Rollins brings Anderson back in but Joe beats on Rollins from the floor. Balor comes out of nowhere with a dropkick on Joe on the floor. Rollins comes in with a flying clothesline on Anderson. Rollins goes for a Pedigree in the middle of the ring but changes his mind. He nails a big knee to the face instead and covers Anderson for the win.

Winners: Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Big Cass

– After the match, the winners stand tall as Joe stares them down from the floor. We go to replays. We come back to the babyfaces celebrating.

– The Miz is backstage looking for a partner but Cesaro and Sheamus aren’t interested.

– We see Alexa Bliss walking backstage. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss as Cole hypes her title shot on Sunday. Bliss takes the mic and says every week the Superstars come out and talk about who they like, who they dislike, who they want to fight, possibly becoming champion. Other Superstars come out and talk about how this is their childhood dream, sunshine and rainbows. Bliss apologizes and says she legit thought she was going to vomit talking about that. She gets the “what?!” treatment and calls them out. She says she came to RAW to win, not to talk, which is why she will become the new RAW Women’s Champion on Sunday. The music interrupts and out comes Bayley.

Bayley admits Bliss wasted no time in proving how good she is. She was sitting int he back and knows Bliss was making fun of her. She says Bliss has always been the type to say it behind your back and not to your face. Bayley says she’s not just all talk, every day she works her butt off for this dream and to hold onto this title. Because she knows there are other Superstars trying to take it from her. Bayley says she will fight with every ounce of energy she has to walk out of her hometown with the title at Payback. Bliss loves the fact that Payback is in Bayley’s hometown. Bliss is excited about beating Bayley down, taking her title and humiliating her in front of her father. They have more words until the music hits and out comes Sasha Banks to interrupt.

Bliss jokes that this is part 3000 of the Sasha – Bayley sideshow. Bliss asks if Sasha puts little love letters in Bayley’s lunchbox. Sasha calls her a troll doll wannabe. Sasha goes on and says she came out to shut Bliss up tonight. Bliss says that’s not going to happen and she’s going to talk to Kurt Angle to have the match nixed because she has a more important match on Sunday and Sasha has become unhinged. Bliss says she doesn’t feel safe in the ring with Sasha right now. Sasha drops Bliss and sends her to the floor. We go to commercial.

Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss

Back from the break and the match is underway as Bayley joins the announcers. Back and forth to start.

Bliss misses double knees after getting some offense in. Sasha goes to work and unloads on her. Sasha catches a kick and knees Bliss in the face. Sasha goes on and covers for a 2 count. Bliss avoids the Banks Statement and gets to the bottom rope.

Bliss goes to the floor for a breather as the referee counts. Bliss backs up the ramp as Sasha talks trash. Bliss gets herself counted out.

Winner by Count Out: Sasha Banks

– After the bell, Bayley comes from behind and tries to take Bliss back to the ring. Bliss breaks free and runs to the back. Bayley comes walking out but Bliss attacks her from behind and leaves her laying.

– Jericho and Ambrose are backstage. Ambrose hopes they can move on and hopes the new jacket he gave Jericho will get him off The List. Jericho says no one ever leaves The List and Ambrose still owes him $15,000. Jericho reminds him of the 69 thumbtacks he had to remove from his back after The Ambrose Asylum match they had. Jericho really likes the jacket though. He ends up taking Ambrose off The List. Ambrose gets pumped up for their match and walks off. Jericho adds him back to The List and we go to commercial.

– Charly is backstage with Heath Slater and Curtis Axel to promote WWE Studios’ “The Marine 5: Battleground” coming out this week. Co-stars The Miz and Maryse are in as Miz hopes someone will be his partner. They turn him down and he’s not happy. Rhyno is also there with a plate of food. The segment ends with a man bringing a letter to Miz. He’s now all smiles as he has an “awesome” partner for later tonight.

Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews

We go to the ring for another open challenge from Curt Hawkins. He wonders who he will give a main event push to this week. The music hits and out comes Apollo Crews.

Crews dominates most of the match. He gets the win with the sitout powerbomb.

Winner: Apollo Crews

– After the match, Crews stands tall as we get replays. Titus ‘Neil enters the ring and gets hype with Crews and raises his arms. Crews doesn’t seem so sure about Titus. Titus takes a selfie with Crews for The Titus Brand and tells him he’s on his way to success.

– Back from a break and we see what happened in the Dumpster Match earlier. Cole says Kalisto suffered hip and cervical trauma.

– Cole shows us highlights from Roman Reigns’ WWE website interview with comments on Payback and his brother Matt “Rosey” Anoa’i passing away last week. We get a video package on Reigns vs. Strowman at Payback.

– We go backstage to Austin Aries proposing a match for this week’s 205 Live to Kurt Angle. No word on what the match is but Angle says he will get back to Aries.

– Angle walks up on The Miz and Maryse. He says his partner reached out to him and when we see who it is, we’ll feel real sorry for his opponents. “The Drifter” Elias Samson appears in the background playing his guitar. Angle says that’s an interesting choice for a partner. Miz says it’s not Samson, he doesn’t even know who he is. Angle wishes Miz good luck and says he will need it, then walks off. Miz says he won’t need it. Back to commercial.

Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz and

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. His partner Chris Jericho is out next with the new Christmas light jacket. The Miz is out first for his team with Maryse. Miz says his partner has a flair for dramatics but he is a big star and these two are in big trouble. Miz tells everyone to rise for his tag team partner… no one appears. His tag team partner… no one appears. Miz says his partner is late so they’ll have to postpone this match. Now it’s canceled. He’s going to the back to see what’s going on. The music hits and out comes Angle to a “you suck!” chant.

Angle says whether Miz found a partner or not, the match is still on and it starts right now. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true. Angle’s music hits again and he makes exit as Miz looks on. Miz turns around to chops from Jericho as the handicap match begins. Jericho and Ambrose double team Miz. Ambrose with the running bulldog. They send Miz to the floor and stand tall as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Jericho keeps up the assault on Miz. Jericho with a suplex and an elbow. Jericho with some showing off before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose comes off the top with the elbow as a “stupid idiot” chant starts. Maryse looks on as Miz begs Ambrose from his knees. Maryse ends up providing a distraction on the floor, allowing Miz to take control of Ambrose and send him into the barrier. Miz rams Ambrose into the apron and brings him back in the ring. Miz with a running boot to the head for a 2 count.

Ambrose and Miz go at it now. Miz with the backbreaker – neckbreaker combo for a 2 count. Miz with the “yes!” kicks to mock Daniel Bryan now. Miz misses a kick and Ambrose rolls him up for 2. Ambrose with a big clothesline. Maryse cheers on Miz. Ambrose tags in Jericho and he unloads on Miz. Jericho hits the Lionsault for a big pop. Miz goes to walk out but Ambrose tackles him on the ramp. Ambrose brings the fight to the announce table and the announcers scatter.

Ambrose takes apart the table and brings Miz on top of it. The Wyatt Family graphic flashes and the lights go out. They come back on and it’s Bray Wyatt on top of the table with Ambrose. Miz is nowhere to be seen. Wyatt knocks Ambrose off the table and over to the stage. Wyatt grabs Ambrose and drops him into the LED board with a Sister Abigail. Jericho runs up to attack Wyatt but Miz makes the save. They double team Jericho now. Wyatt yells at Miz to take it to the ring. They beat Jericho down the ramp and to the ring. Wyatt ends up hitting Sister Abigail on Jericho in the middle of the ring. Wyatt turns upside down in the corner and stands tall. Wyatt drags Jericho to the center of the ring and poses over him. Miz comes over and raises his arm with Wyatt. Wyatt drops Miz with Sister Abigail. Wyatt poses over Miz and tells us to follow the buzzards as RAW goes off the air.

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Early Betting Odds for Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Have your money ready. We’re just under two months away from “Money in the Bank 2017” but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to guess the outcome. The show’s namesake match could have several potential winners and that means it’s time to put out some odds on who might be winning.

Betwrestling.com has put out its first set of betting odds for the Money in the Bank ladder match. While it’s very early and these numbers will drastically change, these are the current favorites to win the match. For those of you unfamiliar, the number after the + is the amount of profit won on a $100 bet. For example, Baron Corbin is +150, meaning someone betting $100 on him would receive $250 total. Here are the odds as they stand at the moment:

Baron Corbin +150
Shinsuke Nakamura +200
Kevin Owens +250
AJ Styles +400
Sami Zayn +600
Rusev +800
John Cena +1000
Randy Orton +1000
Mojo Rawley +1400
Dolph Ziggler +1700
Big E +2000
Tye Dillenger +2000
Kane +2500
Luke Harper +2500
Zack Ryder +2500
Jinder Mahal +3300

Opinion: While it’s very, very early in the process, these are always fun to consider. Money in the Bank is one of the most important events on the WWE calendar but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to predict. It’s basically a guaranteed path to the World Title and that could translate to some big surprises.

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Crazzy Steve Heading to WWE

Clowns R Us? After a few week’s resurgence, “Impact Wrestling’s” tag team division might be taking a big hit. Reno Scum is on hold due to an injury and now it seems that a second team is done due to one of the members leaving the promotion. While it’s not clear what he’ll be doing, a former champion is WWE bound.

According to Dave Meltzer on “Wrestling Observer Radio” by way of Wrestlinginc.com, Crazzy Steve is done with Impact Wrestling and heading to WWE. There is no word on if he’ll be heading to the main roster or debuting down in NXT, nor is there a timetable for his debut. It doesn’t seem that Crazzy Steve has any animosity towards Impact Wrestling though, based on the following Tweet:

@IMPACTWRESTLING never wasted my talents.They gave me the platform to showcase them. Nothing but respect 2 that entire locker room. https://t.co/prvvk5HWBf

— Crazzy Steve (@steveofcrazzy) April 24, 2017

Opinion: I’m not sure what role Crazzy Steve could play in WWE but they must see something in him. He’s a fine hand in the ring and could be useful somewhere, though I haven’t seen him do anything special in Impact Wrestling. Maybe a repackaging could help, but getting away from his previous employers is probably best for his career.

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Reason Behind Jinder Mahal’s Push

I wouldn’t hinder him. Last week, Jinder Mahal became #1 contender to the Smackdown World Title in a pretty big surprise. Mahal had never been anything special so far in his WWE career but now he’s headlining a pay per view against Randy Orton. While the victory was a bit confusing, we now have some more details on the motive behind it.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter by way of Wrestlinginc.com, Mahal is being pushed so strong as a way to help advance WWE in India. The country is seen as a potential major market for WWE and pushing Mahal was seen as a way of helping efforts there. This is also why he was paired with the Singh Brothers, who could be joined by Jeet Rama and Kishan Raftar, both of whom are currently in NXT.

Opinion: This isn’t the biggest surprise in the world and it’s not exactly a bad idea. I highly doubt Mahal will win the Smackdown World Title but it’s not out of the question to see him get a solid upper midcard run out of it. WWE is in need of fresh blood and maybe Mahal can be part of that fresh blood.

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Roman Reigns on His Brother Passing Away Last Week, Braun Strowman and WWE Payback

Roman Reigns recently spoke with the WWE website about his brother Matt “Rosey” Anoa’i passing away at the age of 47 last week and his plans for Sunday’s WWE pay-per-view. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

It’s been a tough two weeks for you personally and professionally. On the personal side, WWE.com sends its condolences to your family. How are you doing and how is everyone else doing?

Right now, it’s one of those situations where it’s a lot of mixed feelings. When you live in a big family, it’s always great to be able to come together, but to have to come together to send off a brother — and not only was he my brother, but in our family, even when you’re cousins, we’re all so close that we feel like brothers. That’s the type of connection we have in our family. It was an extremely sad weekend, and it’s still really tough. Everybody’s grieving. But to see our family come together and have a hundred-plus family and friends come together to celebrate my brother’s life really meant a lot. It just continually picks up our family and keeps us moving on.

Well, once again, we’d like to reiterate our sentiment. We wish your family the best during this hard time.

Thank you. I just want to thank everybody who’s reached out. All my fans, everybody has been so supportive. This is a tough time but like everything in life we can learn from it and get better from it. My only hope now is that I can continue to represent my family and represent my brother and continue to push our legacy. He was my number one fan. He never missed a match, he never missed anything I did in the ring, he always had great advice for me and always reached out to talk. Payback and 2017 and any chance I get to go in that ring I’m representing him.

Speaking of which, last time we saw you on Monday Night Raw was the incident at the hands of Braun Strowman with the ambulance. How are you feeling as you recuperate from that attack?

Physically, I’m as beat up as I am emotionally. This has been two of the roughest weeks of my professional career and life. I’ve never experienced a loss this close since it’s my only blood brother, but I’ve also never experienced a beatdown like Braun Strowman gave me. It’s unfortunate, because whatever point he’s trying to get across, he’s handling it the wrong way. And whether he thinks he’s a monster or not, I’m the top dog, I’m the big dog in this yard. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I already took out the greatest legend of all time. If anybody should be worried, it should be Braun Strowman. He’s got a whole storm of payback that’s about to come his way this Sunday.

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Monday Night Raw Results – April 24, 2017

Monday Night Raw
Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T., Corey Graves

It’s the go home show for Payback and that means we’re getting closer to knowing how the Superstar Shakeup will really be going. Last week we saw Braun Strowman break the ring when he superplexed Big Show and tonight he’s facing Kalisto in a dumpster match. I’m not sure that makes sense either but let’s get to it.

We open with a long recap of Braun Strowman destroying things for the last two weeks.

Opening sequence.

Here’s Chris Jericho for the Highlight Reel. Jericho says this is the last Highlight Reel on Raw because he’s winning the US Title and moving over to Smackdown. It doesn’t matter if it’s Raw, Smackdown or Southpaw Regional though because these people are the friends of Jericho and they’ll cheer him on man. Tonight’s guest is a real star and that would be…..Chris Jericho! Cue Miz and Maryse to interrupt though with the former saying this show is about the it couple. Jericho says they better watch…………………………………..it couple.

Miz gets to the point and says MizTV is replacing the Highlight Reel, meaning it’s time to replace the set. Now it’s Dean Ambrose, who turns this into the Ambrose Asylum with all three as his guests. Dean wants Jericho to win on Sunday, despite their checkered past. Jericho broke a potted plant over his head and Dean broke his light up jacket. Jericho brings up the $15,000 but Dean has a gift: a home made light up jacket! Dean says he should try it on man but Miz cuts them off.

We get a rant about how Miz should be the only one getting gifts, which earns him Dirty Deeds. Dean leaves so Jericho asks what happens when you’re married to a stupid idiot like Miz. After putting her on the list, Jericho leaves, wearing the new jacket (which is a sport coat with Christmas lights wrapped around).

Sheamus vs. Matt Hardy

Matt starts fast with a neckbreaker and three straight legdrops for two. The ten forearms are broken up and Matt hits the Side Effect on the apron as we take an early break. Back with the forearms working this time, only to have Sheamus miss a charge into the post. Matt’s bulldog and a middle rope elbow get two but Matt gets sent outside. Sheamus follows and goes after Jeff, allowing Matt to hit the Twist of Fate for the clean pin at 10:02.

Result: Matt Hardy b. Sheamus – Twist of Fate (10:02)

Post match tempers seem to flare but they all shake hands.

Miz and Maryse cut off Kurt Angle’s phone call to yell about Ambrose and Jericho. Angle doesn’t want to hear about it and makes a tag match with Miz getting to pick his own partner.

Neville/TJ Perkins vs. Austin Aries/Jack Gallagher

The good guys clear the ring and we take a break before the opening bell. We’re joined in progress with Gallagher in trouble until he slips over for the hot tag to Aries. Everything breaks down in a hurry with Aries cleaning house, including clapping his hands around Neville’s ears. Both villains are sent outside for a double suicide dive and it’s Perkins getting caught in the Last Chancery. Gallagher comes in to take care of Neville and it’s a discus Fivearm to put Perkins away at 3:06 shown.

Result: Austin Aries/Jack Gallagher b. Neville/TJ Perkins – Discus Fivearm to Perkins (3:06)

Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto

It’s a dumpster match, which means you have to put them inside but don’t have to close the lid. Before the match, Braun says everyone here is trash and putting Kalisto in the dumpster will be like putting everyone in there too, including Roman Reigns. In the back, Kalisto tells Angle he has to fight like a man.

Kalisto starts with some kicks but his flip dive is caught in a suplex, only to have Strowman throw him across the ring. A front facelock over the ropes has Strowman in some trouble but he throws Kalisto down again. Strowman loads up a press slam but Kalisto slips out and dropkicks him into the dumpster for the win at 6:13.

Result: Kalisto b. Braun Strowman – Kalisto dropkicked Strowman into the dumpster (6:13)

Post match Strowman destroys Kalisto and puts him in the dumpster. He locks it shut and pushes the dumpster off the stage for what must have been a full two and a half foot fall.

After a break, Kalisto is stretchered out.

Video on Roman Reigns.

Bray Wyatt wants to make Randy Orton suffer.

Dana Brooke vs. Alicia Fox

This is over Emma stirring up some issues between them. Cue Emma less than thirty seconds in as Dana’s cartwheel splash hits knees. Fox misses the ax kick though and a Samoan Driver ends Alicia at 1:12.

Result: Dana Brooke b. Alicia Fox – Samoan Driver (1:12)

Emma hugs Dana, who shoves her away.

We run down the pay per view card and get the first details on the House of Horrors match: the match will start in the House of Horrors and end in the ring.

Samoa Joe and Anderson and Gallows are ready to torture Enzo Amore/Big Cass and Seth Rollins.

Enzo Amore/Big Cass/Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows

Enzo does his full entrance but the villains jump him from the crowd. Rollins runs out for the save but Enzo is laid out as we go to a break. Back with Angle announcing a replacement for the injured Enzo.

Finn Balor/Big Cass/Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows

It’s a big brawl to start with Balor kicking Anderson in the head a few times before it’s off to Joe for the heavy forearms. Anderson comes back in for an armbar and a side slam. Gallows comes in and kicks Cass off the apron but misses an elbow drop. The hot tag brings in Rollins for the Sling Blade and everyone is knocked to the floor.

Seth loads up the springboard knee to Anderson but Joe kicks him in the knee. Cue Balor to take care of Joe, leaving Rollins to hit a springboard clothesline on Anderson. Seth loads up the Pedigree but opts for a hammerlock jumping knee to the face (think the Rainmaker) for the pin at 5:58.

Result: Finn Balor/Big Cass/Seth Rollins b. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows – Jumping knee to Anderson (5:58)

Sheamus and Cesaro aren’t willing to team with Miz.

Here’s Alexa Bliss to talk about how people come out here to talk. Some of them want to become a champion but some of them talk about how much they want to become a WWE superstar. It’s all sunshine and rainbows and she nearly vomits in her mouth a bit. She’s here to fight so here’s Bayley to call Bliss out for talking about people behind their backs. Bayley holds up the title and says she’ll do whatever it takes to walk out of her hometown with the title on Sunday.

Bliss loves the idea of beating Bayley up in front of her father but has another question: has Bayley ever even kissed a boy? Not that it matters as Bliss can’t wait to destroy her. Cue Sasha Banks with Bliss saying it’s time for part 3000 of the Banks and Bayley side show. Bliss asks if Banks puts love letters in the lunches she makes for Bayley. Banks is ready to shut Bliss up but Alexa says not now because Banks is unhinged. That earns her a punch to the face and it seems that the match is on.

Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss

Bayley is on commentary and is immediately grilled about how she keeps coming close to losing the title. Banks forearms Bliss to start but can’t hit the double knees in the corner. Bliss stomps away but gets sent into the corner again. That’s enough for Alexa as she walks out at 2:38.

Result: Sasha Banks b. Alexa Bliss via countout (2:38)

Bayley goes after Bliss but Alexa runs away, only to turn around and get in a cheap shot. Sasha chases her off.

Ambrose tries to mend fences with Jericho and asks if he can be taken off the list. That’s too far for Jericho because it’s in pen. The $15,000 is brought up again so Dean shows off the replacement jacket. Jericho also brings up the powerbomb onto the tacks but Dean says he wouldn’t do it again. He likes the jacket though and Dean JUST UNMADE THE LIST! Dean is fired up and slaps Jericho on the back, earning him another spot on the list.

Heath Slater and Curtis Axel are ready to talk about being in Marine 5 when Miz and Maryse show up. Neither want to be his partner so Miz says they’ll never work in this town again. Axel: “Kansas City?” Miz gets a note delivered and apparently he has a partner, who he describes as awesome.

Curt Hawkins issues an open challenge to his “Star Factory”.

Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews

They trade some shots to start until Crews hits a running boot to the face. A jumping clothesline sets up an enziguri, followed by the Toss Powerbomb for the pin on Hawkins at 2:09.

Result: Apollo Crews b. Curt Hawkins – Toss Powerbomb (2:09)

Titus O’Neil comes out to celebrate with Crews and Apollo seems a bit more interested this week.

We look back at Kalisto and Strowman. Kalisto has suffered hip and cervical trauma.

Roman Reigns has issued a statement saying he’s banged up but he’ll fight.

Long video on Strowman vs. Reigns.

Austin Aries pitches an idea to Angle for the main event of 205 Live. Kurt says he’ll think about it so Aries gives him a banana. The Drifter walks by and Kurt makes sure to point out that he’s not the partner.

Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho vs. The Miz/???

And it’s…..someone who has some issues with being on time as he’s not here. Miz says the match is canceled and goes to leave but here’s Angle to say the match is on. Jericho takes off the replacement jacket and chops Miz in the corner, setting up some double teaming. Miz gets clotheslined out to the floor and we take a break.

The match is joined in progress with Miz still alone and Jericho’s arrogant cover getting one. Ambrose comes in and Miz begs off, earning himself a chase on the floor. Maryse offers a distraction though and Miz gets in a boot to the face to take over for the first time. Back in and the Reality Check gets two but the YES Kick is countered into a rollup. Jericho comes in with the Lionsault but the Codebreaker is blocked.

Miz goes to leave so Ambrose follows him up the ramp. Dirty Deeds is loaded up on the stage but here’s Bray Wyatt to knock Dean off. Sister Abigail sends Dean into the wall and a second one plants Jericho in the ring. Miz poses with Wyatt….and takes Sister Abigail as well. Bray kneels down to end the show and we’ll say the match was thrown out at about 8:30.

Result: Bray Wyatt/The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho went to a no contest (8:30)

Results

Matt Hardy b. Sheamus – Twist of Fate

Austin Aries/Jack Gallagher b. TJ Perkins/Neville – Discus Fivearm to Perkins

Kalisto b. Braun Strowman – Kalisto knocked Strowman into the dumpster

Dana Brooke b. Alicia Fox – Samoan Driver

Finn Balor/Big Cass/Seth Rollins b. Samoa Joe/Anderson and Gallows – Jumping knee to Anderson

Sasha Banks b. Alexa Bliss via countout

Apollo Crews b. Curt Hawkins – Toss Powerbomb

Miz/Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho went to a no contest

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Crazzy Steve Reportedly Headed to WWE

As noted, Crazzy Steve recently announced his departure from Impact Wrestling via Twitter.

It was noted on Sunday’s Wrestling Observer Radio that the former Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champion received an offer from WWE and that’s when he gave his notice to Impact.

He will likely be headed to WWE NXT but that has not been confirmed.

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Shaq Talks About Why He and WWE Never Came to Terms on a WrestleMania 33 Deal

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal recently talked about why the WrestleMania 33 match with Big Show didn’t happen during the 100th episode live taping of his “Big Podcast with Shaq” on PodcastOne.

PodcastOne sent us these quotes on Shaq not working WrestleMania 33:

O’Neal: “Because they kept playing. First, they said it was me and Big Show. Then, they said it was going to be 3 and 3. Then, they cancelled it so when they cancelled it, I made other arrangements. And then they tried to call back and tried to get it done, and I just said, ‘I’m not going to do it.’ They messed it up.”

Kinkade: “And my theory all along – this is not his commentary – I have a hard time believing that somebody would read a script where he would lose in anything.”

O’Neal: “So you’re saying I didn’t want to lose? It’s for the kids, John. I would have lost for the kids. For the kids.”

Kinkade: “You are competitive.”

Gass: “The man did Kazaam for God’s sake.”

O’Neal: “Exactly, yes. I would have lost.”

You can listen to the full episode at this link.

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Backstage News on WWE Pushing Jinder Mahal, Plans for Randy Orton and the WWE Title

Regarding Jinder Mahal’s current main event push on the SmackDown brand, the main reason for the push is WWE’s hope for growth in India.

WWE has more social media followers from India than any other country and India is the #3 country for TV rights fees but they are not making a lot of money in the country right now. Like they’re planning on doing in China, WWE is hoping to cash in on their popularity in India.

No word yet on if Jinder will defeat WWE Champion Randy Orton at Backlash next month but Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE officials are looking to get the stable with Mahal and The Singh Brothers (The Bollywood Boyz) up and running. There’s also potential for WWE NXT Superstars Jeet Rama and Kishan Raftar being put with Mahal and The Singh Brothers. As noted, WWE had The Singh Brothers, using their previous gimmicks, accompany Jeet to the ring for a dark match at last week’s tapings.

It’s possible Jinder is just another bump in the road for Orton as original plans had Baron Corbin bringing his big top-heel push to the WWE Title chase.

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