A brawl pre-match with Rusev though meant he wasn't in the right mindset from the off, and Cesaro made quick work of this showboating his insane strength and Swiss-One-Nine moveset.
Braun Strowman is getting a monster push right now, and he has proven that he can handle it. However, unlike Sting's underwhelming WWE stint that saw him lose both of his PPV bouts, Goldberg immediately squashed Lesnar in his return match before setting his sights on Universal Champion Kevin Owens. And then the build starts all over again. Also, Charlotte Flair challenges Bayley for the women's title; Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will defend the tag team titles against Enzo and Cass; and Neville defends the cruiserweight title against Jack Gallagher. Jax would provide a much-needed breath of fresh air. It seems likely that he could defend his belt against Austin Aries in Orlando. All of Raw's titles are on the line-aside from the US Championship and its sadly-wrecked owner-so there's a lot at stake for the red brand's biggest stars.
Who will win Gallows and Anderson. Since the Royal Rumble of 2014, the WWE has felt leery of turning Reigns into a bad guy. And, it won't surprise me if it actually happens. Especially if Jericho, being United States Champion, would be left as the only one of the two with a belt to his name. Not only does Charlotte not look good, neither does Bayley and it nearly ruins her image as the role model for young girls. This would keep her PPV streak going and could set up a huge Women's Championship match at Wrestlemania.
If he wants the title on a wrestler who has out-performed all expectations and have the belt defended nightly on the road, it has to stay on Owens. At Fastlane, he topped himself by defeating Owens and winning the WWE Universal Championship in 21 seconds.
Brock and Goldberg have yet to have a good match. While on one hand, it would be exciting to see two former best friends, Owens vs Jericho, fight for the U.S. title, it would have raised the value of the rivalry with the top title on the line. One minute, The Undertaker is a lock to win his 22nd consecutive WrestleMania match, the next, Brock Lesnar shocks the world by handing him his first loss at the event.
Phoenix is a three-time WWE women's champion, a former Divas champion and the second female competitor to wrestle in the Royal Rumble in 2010. Owens just turned back to the aggressive heel that he was in NXT, and it's the same one that beat John Cena in his debut.
Williams clears waivers, set to join Cavaliers
Chris mentioned that the combination of both these players will provide Cleveland with a much better depth than the Golden State. James returned from his illness to score 24 and Cleveland beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 Monday night.