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Big Royal Rumble 2017 & WrestleMania 34 Plans Altered Due To Injury, Viewership For Final Episode Of Raw Of 2017 Revealed, The Undertaker & Kane Tease Teaming Up For The 1st Time Ever 20 Years Ago Today

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• Viewership For Final Episode Of Raw Of 2017 Revealed

This week’s episode of Raw, which aired live for the first time ever on Christmas and featured Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan capturing the Raw Tag Team Titles in the main event, drew 2.70 million viewers.

This is down from previous week’s 2.79 million viewers. Below are the results:

– John Cena def. Elias

– Hideo Itami def. The Brian Kendrick

– Absolution def. Sasha Banks, Bayley & Mickie James

– Kane def. Heath Slater

– Finn Bálor def. Curt Hawkins

– “Woken” Matt Hardy attacked Bray Wyatt

– Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali & Akira Tozawa def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari in a Six-Man Tag Team Miracle on 34th Street Fight

– Samoa Joe def. Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns via DQ

– Braun Strowman def. The Miztourage in a Secret Santa Match

– Asuka declared for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match

– Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan def. Cesaro & Sheamus to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions

Below are the top 10 moments from the show:

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (DECEMBER 29, 1997) – Brothers Of Destruction Teaser

On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired what would turn out to be the first time they kinda teased a team that would eventually years later become known as “The Brothers of Destruction”.

This was the first time that Kane & Taker held together, but would soon result in their feud continuing and leading to their WrestleMania 14 match.

• Big Royal Rumble 2017 & WrestleMania 34 Plans Altered Due To Injury

Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live that Royal Rumbel 2017 & WrestleMania 34 plan had to be altered when Dean Ambrose got injured. Below is what he said:

“They had changed Royal Rumble plans, obviously they change plans all the time, well there was an idea for the Royal Rumble in a very prominent position. I know there were plans for WrestleMania that involved him in a fairly prominent position. Now he’s out of action. So, that sucks for him but hey, sometimes you just need a break.”

For those who don’t know, there were plans for Ambrose to turn heel before WrestleMania 34 and then face his tag team partner Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 34.

Ambrose is now expected to be out of action for about 9 months.

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