Ric Flair proves why he still is the dirtiest player in the game. Meanwhile, Randy Orton makes a surprise return to add more salt to Shawn Michaels' wounds.05/25/2017 - 18:00
See exclusive slow-motion footage from intense Monday Night Raw battle between the teams of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.05/23/2017 - 17:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/23/2017 - 14:15
Time slows down as Finn Bálor goes to battle against his former "good brother."05/23/2017 - 12:45
Though the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match at Extreme Rules will be every man for himself, Raw's turbulent main event features a tag team showdown between a pair of shaky partnerships.05/23/2017 - 00:00
Following his loss to Kalisto, Titus O'Neil claims Apollo Crews' let down the Titus Brand.05/22/2017 - 23:45
The Wicked Witch of WWE looks to send a painful message to Bayley ahead of their Raw Women's Title Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Matt Hardy battles The Celtic Warrior for the right to choose the stipulation for their upcoming Raw Tag Team Championship Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Ahead of his Submission Match at Extreme Rules against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville, Austin Aries goes head-to-head against Tony Nese.05/22/2017 - 23:30
Vic Joseph gives a special shout-out to his fellow WWE announcers for all their help, as he becomes the newest voice of WWE.05/22/2017 - 22:45
Apollo Crews takes on a high-flying masked adversary with Titus O'Neil keeping close watch.05/22/2017 - 22:45
The Boss will look to take charge of Alicia Fox in an explosive Raw showdown.05/22/2017 - 22:45
In anticipation of the imminent Street Fight on WWE 205 Live, The Brian Kendrick attacks Akira Tozawa and ignites an absolute melee.05/22/2017 - 22:45
It's lights, camera, action as Goldust talks about the flickering light that is his former cohort R-Truth.05/22/2017 - 22:30
The Advocate to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar comes forth to give Bálor the edge in Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender's Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 22:15
Finn Bálor goes to war against his former friend Karl Anderson.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Elias Samson makes his in-ring Raw debut against the reigning Intercontinental Champion.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Who will need 'saving'?
Chris Jericho stirred the wrath of a sleeping "wrestling god" when he called John "Bradshaw" Layfield a "wrestling afterthought." But JBL may need to be saved after gloating about his brutal attack on Jericho and directing his venom toward Y2J's children on national television.
Tonight on Raw, Jericho will speak out for the first time since the attack and address his increasingly ugly war with the self-made millionaire.
Even close associates of JBL were stunned by the sheer ferocity of his assault on Jericho at the Jan. 7 Raw. It took dozens of WWE referees and officials to pull him off Jericho and release the cable wire he had around Y2J's neck. (WATCH)
Jericho suffered a bruised larynx, burns around his neck and had difficulty speaking for a week, and as expected, JBL was remorseless and reveled in his Royal Rumble opponent's misery. But then, he crossed a line.
"Chris, I don't want to make this personal," JBL said. "In fact, I want you to look at your kids, and I'd like you to tell them that I'm just better [than you]. Because, Chris, if you come to the Royal Rumble, the savior that you are espousing [to be] will need saving ... from me." (WATCH)
"I don't want to make it personal"? That's a laugh. Like JBL, Jericho has been around the world. From training in Stu Hart's "Dungeon" in Canada to expanding his style in the dojos of Japan and Mexico to becoming the first Undisputed Champion in WWE history, Y2J has seen it all. But no one has ever tried to strike him at the core -- his family has always been off-limits. An assault with a cable wire is one thing. But by attacking Jericho the father -- insulting his manhood before the Raw audience and for his children to see -- he may have poked the "Lionheart" in Y2J.
It would be understandable if Y2J and JBL's differences were just rooted in professional rivalry. They have a lot in common: The two are history-making former champions who want the same thing -- to be atop the mountain in WWE again. Both have been best-selling authors and have hosted radio talk shows. Both know something about being forced to leave the sport they love and making comebacks. JBL was forced to retire in 2006 following a loss to Rey Mysterio while Jericho left WWE in 2005 after losing a You're Fired Match.
A Final Comeuppance?
And Jericho and JBL believe they have a point to prove. When Jericho returned in November, he vowed to "save us," and show that he was better than ever and win the WWE Championship. JBL sabotaged Y2J's plan with his interference at Armageddon and made his own "second coming," promising to dominate Raw like he did SmackDown.
With a roll of cable wire and a verbal slap to the face, JBL has changed the rules of this rivalry. As a veteran of Cage Matches, Hells in Cells, Elimination Chambers and Ladder Matches, Y2J knows how to unleash brutality -- just like the self-proclaimed "wrestling god." There may not be enough room in WWE when these two deities in sports-entertainment collide at Royal Rumble.