WWE Raw results, Nov. 28, 2016: “The Queen” bows to The Boss in Falls Count Anywhere Match
In a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match waged all over the arena, Sasha Banks ultimately overcame Charlotte Flair to become a three-time Raw Women’s Champion in “The Queen’s” namesake city and birthplace, Charlotte, N.C. Get all the details on what might go down as one of the most incredible Raw main events of all time.
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U.S. Champion Roman Reigns crashed “The Highlight Reel” with Kevin Owens
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Depending on whom you ask, Roman Reigns cost Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho a Survivor Series victory. But while that hot take is up for debate, it’s pretty clear that Reigns may well end up costing Owens the WWE Universal Championship if the cards fall in his favor. The Big Dog opened Raw by crashing Owens’ spot on “The Highlight Reel” — originally meant as a Thanksgiving celebration wherein Jeri-KO gave thanks for each other — and inferring that The Prizefighter can’t get through a title defense without Jericho at his side. A rattled Owens was sufficiently goaded into: 1) shutting down Jericho’s attempts to put Reigns on The List of Jericho, 2) flat-out stating he doesn’t need Jericho in his corner, and 3) agreeing to a bout with Reigns where, if “The Guy” wins, he becomes No. 1 contender to KO’s title at Roadblock: End of the Line.
Braun Strowman def. R-Truth
Having made mincemeat of Sami Zayn last week on Raw, Braun Strowman continued his rampage through the roster by running through R-Truth in a singles match, and then dispatching Goldust when he ran to his partner’s aid. This, in of itself, was not unexpected, nor was Zayn’s attempted (and quickly thwarted) ambush of The Gift of Destruction. What was surprising was what happened when Raw General Manager Mick Foley came to check on The Underdog from the Underground.
It turns out Zayn was still a little miffed over The Hardcore Legend saving him from himself against Strowman two weeks in a row, as he accused Foley of taking orders from Stephanie McMahon now. Foley countered that he only placed Zayn into action with Strowman to stop Stephanie from firing him over missing out on the Intercontinental Championship, but Zayn wasn’t convinced. The Underdog from the Underground stormed out of the ring after claiming Foley was now “in his way” while the GM begged him to “let it go.” It seems, like any underdog worth his bones, Zayn has now got himself two foes.
Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander
Cedric Alexander came into Charlotte a hometown hero, but he left as the unfortunate victim of a Tony Nese–Drew Gulak double-team. The beloved Cruiserweight had been holding his own against The Premier Athlete, countering Nese’s ground-and-pound game with a kick or two to the face. But when Gulak climbed on the apron and distracted Alexander, Nese sprang into action with a Pumphandle Slam for the win. As 205 Live approaches, Nese got a big boost, while Alexander was left to wonder what went wrong.