Location: Chicago, IL at the Allstate Arena
Date: March 7th, 2016
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to the WWE Raw Pre-Show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Booker T, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hype what we will see tonight, which is AJ Styles and Chris Jericho challenging The New Day for the tag team titles. There was a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw shown. WWE hypes the Roadblock special and Dean Ambrose possibly defeating Triple H for the WWE Title.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW. A recap of the McMahon storyline is shown. Shane McMahon starts off the show. He thanks the crowd for their response and brought up The Undertaker and Vince McMahon segment from last Monday’s RAW. Shane said that he wants to create a father of the year award for Vince after he said that he will write Shane out of his will. He said that Vince has lost his touch with him, his grandsons and his fans. He said that it is his destiny to be in control of RAW. He said that The Authority, all of the backstage politics will stop because it is killing the business. Shane said that there’s so much talent that don’t get breaks while there are some that don’t have talent who get all of the breaks. He said that he will defeat The Undertaker and get control of RAW. The Undertaker’s music hits and Vince McMahon walks out instead. He said that Shane looked scared when Taker’s music hits. The fans chanted assh*le at Vince for it. CM Punk chant begins. Vince said that Stephanie will get everything when he dies. He said that when he was writing Shane out of his will, he noticed a picture of Shane when he was little and then showed it. He then threw down the photo and smashed it. Vince said that he is invisible and Shane is not. He said that his grandsons will see Shane lose and be so disappointed by it. Vince demanded that Shane be taken out of the building by security. Shane said he would leave peaceable, but no one better touch him. Shane then attack a security guard and then the rest of them. Shane told Vince to get down to the ring, but he didn’t. Shane stood tall in the ring to close the segment.
Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs. Neville.
They lock up to begin the match. Owens knocked him down and then put the boots to him in the corner. Owens followed up with some right hands. Owens with a clothesline then went for a backsplash, but Neville blocked. Neville went for an outside dive, but Owens moved and then sent him into the steel steps.
We’re back with Owens hitting Neville with a german suplex. Owens ran into an enziguri. Owens rolled to the floor, and Neville went to the top rope. He hit a shooting star press. Back in the ring, Neville hit a standing shooting star press for 2. Neville then hit a superkick and went to the middle rope and hit a dive for 2. Owens rolled him up out of nowhere for the win.
Post-match, Owens attacked Neville. Sami Zayn then ran down to make the save. Zayn clotheslines Owens out of the ring and stands tall.
WWE hypes Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose at Roadblock. Dolph Ziggler and Stephanie McMahon are shown talking in the back about Ziggler’s tweet being deleted. Ziggler said that when Shane McMahon wins at WrestleMania, The Authority will be out of power. Stephanie booked Ziggler in a tag team elimination match against League of Nations for tonight. He will not have any partners in the match.
Singles Match: Brie Bella vs. Summer Rae.
Brie hit a series of kicks and then a drop kick followed by a running knee strike. Brie went to the top rope and missed a crossbody. Lana then walked down to the ring. Rae rolled up Brie and won the match.
Post-match, Lana hit the X-Factor to Brie and walked away.
Dean Ambrose walks down to the ring and cuts a promo about how he could screw up Roman Reigns’ Wrestlemania plans. He said it doesn’t care and that he would beat Triple H for the WWE Title and go on to WrestleMania as champion. Ambrose said that Triple H tried to beat respect for authority in him last week, but it didn’t work. He said that he would make HHH respect him. He promised to be a WWE Champion that the fans deserve. Triple H walked out to the stage and said that Roadblock is a just a name and is not a roadblock and is Ambrose is just a speed bump in his way. Triple H said that Ambrose is just like Reigns. He said that those who don’t learn from history would make the same mistakes. He said that if Ambrose keeps his act up, he will get hurt pretty bad. Ambrose said that he would rather be delusional than whatever HHH is. Triple H booked Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt for tonight.
Elimination 3-on-1 Handicap Match: King Barrett, Rusev, and Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler caught Barrett with the fameasser early, but Barrett fought back with a series of knee strikes. Sheamus and Rusev double teamed him. Ziggler fought back with a series of strikes and hit a DDT to Sheamus. Barrett was tagged in and super kicked him. He hit a kick to Sheamus, but Rusev broke up the pin attempt. Ziggler ducked a Brogue Kick and rolled up Sheamus for 2. Rusev kicked Ziggler and Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winners: Sheamus, Rusev, and Barrett.
A Shane McMahon video package is shown.
Sasha Banks tells Becky Lynch backstage if Charlotte didn’t get involved then she would be challenging for the Divas Title at WrestleMania. Lynch said that she should be challenging for the title and not Banks. Lynch told Banks to calm down and to get ready for their match.
Tag Team Match: Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks vs. Tamina and Naomi with Charlotte at ringside.
Tamina knocked Lynch down and then hit a suplex. Tamina dragged her out of the ring and sent her into the barricade. Banks was tagged in and hit the Bank Statement to Naomi for the win.
Winners: Banks and Lynch.
Post-match, Charlotte attacked Banks and Lynch.
R-Truth is walking backstage and delivers a pizza to Goldust. Truth said that he is just trying to be Goldust’s tag team partner. Goldust said that he can’t eat it and walked away. Mark Henry saw the pizza and took it.
The New Day mocks Styles and Jericho in a pre-match promo. Big E said that they’re a real team and Styles and Jericho are not.
Tag Team Title Match: AJ Styles and Chris Jericho vs. The New Day ©
Jericho and Kingston started the match off. Kofi with a shoulder block and Jericho with a drop kick. Jericho launched Kofi to the floor as well as Big E.
We’re back with New Day in control of Jericho. Moments later, Jericho fought back and tagged in Styles. He hit a series of forearms shots to Kofi and then hit a springboard reverse DDT for 2. Kofi with a jawbreaker and then tagged in Big E. Big E caught Styles and they hit their finisher but Jericho broke up the pin attempt. Styles got the tag to Jericho and he hit a double axe to Kofi and then a drop kick to Big E. Kofi rolled up Jericho for 2. Kofi with some right hands, but Jericho caught him with a forearm shot and a lion sault. Styles was tagged in and hit a 450 splash for a near fall. Big E pulled Kofi out of the ring. Styles hit an outside dive taking out Big E. Back in the ring, Kofi rolled up Styles for 2. Styles with right hands but Kofi kicked him in the face. Jericho is now legal and locked in the Walls of Jericho. Big E tagged himself in and went for the Big Ending. Jericho blocked and went for the code breaker, but Big E blocked and hit the Big Ending for the win.
Winners: Big E and Kofi Kingston.
Post-match, Styles helped up Jericho and hit the codebreaker. He hit a second one and a third one for good measure. Jericho then stuffed the Y2J – AJ t-shirt in Styles’ mouth. Jericho stood tall as the fans booed him.
Singles Match: Kalisto vs. Tyler Breeze.
Kalisto hit a hurricanrana and then some kicks. Kalisto went for a dive off the middle rope and hit a superkick for a near fall. Kalisto fought back and hit the Salida Del Sol for the win.
Ryback mocked Kalisto for his size in a backstage segment. He said that Kalisto should watch his match and see how he will destroy the social outcasts.
Singles Match: Ryback vs. Curtis Axel.
The match starts after the commercial break. Axel caught him with an uppercut and landed a series of right hands. Ryback fought back and hit the Shellshock for the win.
Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon are shown talking in the back. Stephanie is worried that Shane can beat Undertaker at WrestleMania. He said that he’s got this and to not worry about it.
Main Event: Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
They exchange right hands to begin the show. Ambrose connected with a few elbow drops. Wyatt fought back and hit a power slam. Wyatt with a big shoulder block.
We’re back with Wyatt in control of Ambrose. Moments later, Ambrose fought back, but Wyatt cut him off with a clothesline and a back splash. Wyatt sent him to the floor and into the barricade. Ambrose hit him with a clothesline and then went to the top rope and hit a clothesline. The Wyatt Family appeared and attacked Ambrose.
Winner: Ambrose via DQ.
Triple H walked down to the ring and had a staredown with Bray. Bray and his family left. Triple H cleared the announce table. Ambrose popped up and hit Dirty Deeds to HHH. Ambrose stands tall over HHH with the WWE Title to close the show.
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