The WWE had 2 Championship defence, 2 huge tag team actions and a mammoth main event the Syracuse crowd
The latest Live Event featuring the Raw roster took place in Syracuse, New York on St. Patrick’s Day. The Live Event was reportedly a decent outing for the Raw roster on Friday.The Live Event featured the defence of two championships, two high profile tag team matches and a massive main event.
WWE Live landed in Syracuse, NY, tonight for a RAW brand house show. In the main event, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman faced off, continuing the feud that’s expected to headline live events until WrestleMania 33.
Elsewhere on the card, Big Cass faced off with Jinder Mahal. Neville and Rich Swann clashed for the WWE Cruiserweight Title, and RAW Women’s Champion Bayley teamed up with Sasha Banks to face off with Charlotte and Nia Jax. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows defended their RAW Tag Team Titles in a Triple Threat Match, and the returning Finn Bálor, who still hasn’t made his way back to WWE television teamed with Sami Zayn to face Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens.
#1 Raw Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (C) vs. The New Day vs. Sheamus & Cesaro)
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas97) March 18, 2017
The Live Event kicked off with a championship match to entertain the fans. The match was a standard tag team bout with plenty of back and forth action. Gallows and Anderson retained their title after some hard fought action.
The New Day was represented by Big E and Kofi Kingston alone. Xavier Woods was notably absent during the Live Event. Earlier there was some St.Patrick’s Day fun before the match began.
— Cesaro-Source. Com (@CesaroSource) March 18, 2017
#2 Big Cass vs. Jinder Mahal
With Rusev out of action, Jinder Mahal made his way to the ring by himself to battle Big Cass. Big Cass had a dominant outing against Mahal and gained some much-needed momentum heading into his Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania.
Result: Big Cass defeats Jinder Mahal
#3 WWE Cruiserweight Championship (Neville (C) vs. Rich Swann)
The crowd was into the match for the most part. The fast-paced action had the crowd invested from the get-go. Neville once again faked an injury and overcame Rich Swann to retain the championship.
The heat was tremendous on Neville after he faked an injury to pick up the win. Neville is becoming one of the biggest heels on the roster.
Result: Neville retains the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
— OWS. (@WWEOfficalStars) March 18, 2017
#4 Goldust, R-Truth, Sin Cara and Curtis Axel vs. The Shining Stars, Bo Dallas, Titus O’Neil:
In what was considered to be a throwaway match, the jobber faces squared off against the jobber heels. Sin Cara once again wore his black mask. After some decent back and forth action, the faces picked up the win.
— Sin Cara (@SinCaraWWE) March 18, 2017
Result: Golden Truth, Sin Cara and Curtis Axel defeat The Shining Stars, Bo Dallas and Titus O’Neil
#5 Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Roman Reigns took on the “Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman in the main event. The match was reportedly solid but not spectacular. It was a typical slugfest between two powerhouses. Strowman owned the match for the most part, but Roman fought back and delivered a vicious spear to claim the victory.
Result: Roman Reigns defeats Braun Strowman
WWE Live Syracuse Results:
Big Cass defeated Jinder Mahal.
The Golden Truth, Curtis Axel, and Sin Cara defeated The Shining Stars, Bo Dallas, and Titus O’Neil.
Bayley and Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte and Nia Jax.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated The New Day and Sheamus and Cesaro in a Triple Threat match to retain their RAW Tag Team Titles.
Neville defeated Rich Swann to retain his WWE Cruiserweight Title.
Sami Zayn and Finn Bálor defeated Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens.
Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman.