WWE Raw Highlights: Jericho-Owens rivalry flares up, Lesnar floors Goldberg

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WWE Raw aired live from Chicago for the post-Fastlane episode of the red brand. With many storylines for Wrestlemania taking shape, the road to the biggest show of the year is heating up. Following are the highlights from the night’s action –

 

Jericho and Owens on collision course

Chris Jericho made a return on Fastlane and cost Kevin Owens the WWE Universal Title against Goldberg. With the former best friends having a lot of bad blood, a match at Wrestlemania is on the cards. Owens claimed he used Y2J to serve his own purposes until Jericho accepted Goldberg’s challenge on Owens’ behalf. Owens vowed to take away Jericho’s United States Championship at Wrestlemania.

 

 

Roman Reigns and Undertaker face off

Braun Strowman challenged Roman Reigns to come out. Instead, it was the Phenom who answered the call. Strowman retreated and Reigns showed up. Both men faced off while the crowd was booing Reigns. Undertaker grabbed Reigns and delivered a chokeslam to send the fans home happy.

 

 

Sasha Banks enters the Women’s title picture

Sasha Banks took on Women’s champion Bayley, with a win guaranteeing her a spot in the championship match at Wrestlemania. The match was full of momentum shifts and interference from Charlotte and Dana Brooke. Bayley missed a crossbody, and Banks applied the Banks Statement. Charlotte and Brooke caused a distraction, but Sasha fought them off and made the champion tap out.

 

Lesnar leaves Goldberg reeling

In the midst of ‘CM Punk’ chants, new WWE Universal Champion Goldberg addressed the crowd. He thanked the fans and said the title belonged to them. Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar interrupted, with the advocate announcing that the one person happier than Goldberg is Lesnar, as he will dethrone the champion at the grand stage of Wrestlemania. Lesnar approached to shake hands with Goldberg but instead ambushed the champion by delivering a destructive F-5 to close out the segment.

 

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