Location: Dallas, TX at the American Airlines Center
Date: April 4th, 2016
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to the WWE RAW pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hype RAW. A recap video package of WrestleMania 32 was shown.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW, there is a recap video of WrestleMania 32. Michael Cole said that the fans are very passionate and that they chant for whoever they want to cheer for. Vince McMahon walks out on stage. McMahon praised WrestleMania 32 for breaking all the records but wasn’t not proud that Roman Reigns beat Triple H at the event. Vince said that he has no more lock box and that no one has anything over him now. Vince said that he no idea that Shane would risk his life during his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. He said that he was scared for Shane when he jumped off the HIAC. Vince said that fans are weird for chanting and that they will never forget this episode of RAW. Shane McMahon walks out slowly. Vince was surprised that Shane showed up and said that he has no business out here. Shane said that since he is the only man in the family and then shook Vince’s hand. Shane thanked the fans for their support and wanted to say goodbye. Vince said that no upstages him. Vince told Shane that he will be running tonight’s RAW. Vince walked to the back, Shane was shocked and the fans went nuts.
The New Day walk down to the ring. Big E said that things didn’t go as planned at WrestleMania 32. Kofi Kingston was glad to twerk with Shawn Michaels. However, Xavier Woods was upset that Steve Austin stunned him but admitted that it was his own fault. Woods said that they’re about to get their revenge on King Barrett and Sheamus.
Tag Team Title Match: New Day vs. King Barrett and Sheamus.
Big E and Sheamus started things off. Big E knocked Sheamus out of the ring and tagged in Kofi which led to him hitting an outside dive to take out Sheamus. Back in the ring, Sheamus knocked Kofi off the top rope. Barrett was tagged in and hit a big boot to Kofi. Barrett tossed Kofi to the floor.
We’re back from break with Sheamus in control of Kofi. Big E got the hot tag and hit a belly-to-belly to Barrett and then a splash. Barrett with a big boot to Big E but Big E shoved Barrett into Sheamus and Big E and Kofi their tag team finisher for the win.
Winners: Big E and Kofi.
Post-match, Sheamus cuts a promo about how they should be destroying everyone in the WWE. Sheamus said that there was something wrong. Sheamus told the fans to shut up. Sheamus said that you’re only as strong as your weakest link. Sheamus then hit a Brogue Kick to Barrett. The Wyatt Family then ran down and attacked LON. Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on Sheamus, and the family stood tall in the ring.
Vince McMahon was seen leaving the show. Renee Young interviewed Vince backstage. Vince said that the crowd is bad, and this ship is going down and that Shane being in charge was only temporary.
Summer Rae is in the ring and cuts a promo about how if she were in charge of her team last night then they would’ve beaten Total Divas. She took a shot at Sasha Banks for losing at WrestleMania 32.
Singles Match: Sasha Banks vs. Summer Rae.
Banks slapped her and then hit the Bank Statement for the win.
Singles Match: Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze.
Breeze got on the early attack until Crews fought back and hit a big slam and then a standing moonsault followed by a spin out powerbomb for the win.
Roman Reigns walks down to the ring. He said that he’s not a good guy or a bad guy but he’s just the guy. He kicked Triple H’s ass last night and told Shane to have anyone he wants to fight Reigns tonight. This led to Chris Jericho walking out in street clothes. Jericho told the fans to shut up and listen to him. Jericho said that Reigns is just another guy and is like all the idiot fans. Jericho said he has seen them come and go in WWE. Jericho said that Reigns or AJ Styles can’t compare to him. Jericho mocked Styles and said he buried Styles. Jericho demanded a WWE Title Match with Reigns tonight. AJ Styles walked down to the ring. Kevin Owens then walked down to the ring. Sami Zayn also walked down to the ring. Styles and Jericho started brawling as well as Zayn and Owens. Zayn took out Owens with an outside dive. Reigns speared Jericho and stood tall.
Shane told Reigns backstage that Zayn vs. Owens vs. Styles vs. Jericho would be tonight’s main event and the winner will face Reigns at Payback.
Baron Corbin cuts a promo in the ring about not caring if the fans know who he is. Corbin said that anyone who stands in his way will receive the End of Days…
Singles Match: Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler.
Corbin hit Ziggler with a big elbow to knock Ziggler down. Corbin tossed Ziggler to the floor.
We’re back with Corbin having Ziggler in a headlock. Ziggler fought out of it and sent Corbin to the floor. Back in the ring, Corbin ate the ring post. Ziggler with a splash and another one. Ziggler hit a DDT for 2. Ziggler followed up with the fameasser for 2. Corbin sent Ziggler to the floor and recovered. Corbin hit Ziggler with a big boot and Ziggler went flying over the barricade. The match was called off due to a double count out.
Corbin hit Ziggler with End of Days on the floor.
Zack Ryder cut a promo in the ring and said that winning the IC Title was the greatest moment of his life. When he was a kid, he took a photo with Razor Ramon with the IC Title and then last night he took another photo with Razor. Ryder thanked his dad, who was sitting front row. The Miz interrupts and walks down to the ring. Miz said that Ryder is just a flash in the pan and a one hit wonder. Miz said that Ryder ruined his WrestleMania moment.
Intercontinental Title Match: Zack Ryder © vs. The Miz.
They exchange right hands, and we cut to break.
We’re back with Ryder missing a crossbody and falling to the floor. Miz sent him back into the ring and covered him for 2. Ryder rolled him up for 2 and hit a neck breaker for a near fall. Ryder pushed Miz off the top rope and hit an elbow drop for 2. Miz kicked Ryder in the face. Miz missed a bronco buster, and Ryder hit a clothesline. Miz rolled out of the ring, and Ryder hit a baseball slide. Miz drove Ryder into the barricade. Miz got into an argument with Ryder’s dad, and Ryder’s dad shoved him down. Ryder threw Miz into the ring and then Maryse popped up and slapped Ryder’s dad. Miz hit Ryder with a Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Post-match, Maryse, and Miz celebrate in the ring.
Lita is in the ring with all of the female talent. Lita introduces Charlotte as the women’s champion. Charlotte cuts a promo in the ring about how the fans believed in the women and thus WWE was forced to make change. The fans were chanting random things. Charlotte thanked her father for everything he has done for her. Charlotte said that the fans energy fueled her to her victory. Charlotte said that she hasn’t been here for even a year and has done more than some of the other girls. Sasha Banks left the ring, and all of the others girls did as well. Natalya told that Charlotte she has had some of her greatest matches with her. Natalya challenged Charlotte to a title match. Charlotte said her family would always be better than her family. Natalya attacked her, and Charlotte retreated to the back.
Tag Team Tables Match: The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz.
Both teams start brawling. Bubba sent Jey face first into a table. Bubba hit Jimmy with a big boot and Jey with a slam. Jimmy fought back and hit an outside dive to take out the Dudleys.
We’re back with Devon trying to put Jimmy through a table, but Jimmy pushed him to the floor. Jimmy hit a splash to Bubba. The Usos set up another table. The Dudley Boyz attack them from behind, and they went for a double powerbomb. The Usos hit a superkick to them and then went for a double splash, but The Dudley Boyz moved, and The Usos crashed through the tables.
Winners: The Dudleys.
Sami Zayn was about to be interviewed, and Kevin Owens attacked him from behind. Owens powerbomb him through a table.
The Dudley Boyz are still out in the arena until Big Cass and Enzo Amore walked out. Enzo does his usual promo in the ring. Enzo mocked The Dudley Boyz for looking ugly. Enzo told Devon he would put that lazy eye back to work. Big Cass told them to come down to the ring and do something about it. The Dudley Boyz walked to the back while Cassady told them that they were SAWFT! Yes, that’s how they spell it.
Sami Zayn was not cleared to compete in the match. Cesaro walked out.
Fatal Fourway #1 Contender’s Match: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho vs. Cesaro.
All four men brawl to begin the match, and we cut to break.
We’re back with Cesaro throwing Owens into the barricade and Styles and Jericho brawling in the ring. Cesaro hit Owens with an uppercut. Jericho sent Cesaro to the floor. Jericho dropkicked Styles and put him on the top rope. Owens joined them, and Cesaro ran into powerbomb the three men off the top rope. Cesaro ran into a big boot by Owens, but Styles took out Owens with a kick. Cesaro with an uppercut to Styles for 2. Jericho clotheslines Cesaro to the floor. Owens kicked Jericho and hit a powerbomb for a near fall. Owens missed a cannonball in the corner and Jericho hit a bulldog. Styles hit a 450 springboard splash to Jericho. Owens attacked Styles from behind and pinned him for 2. Cesaro with a crossbody to Styles. Cesaro with a series of uppercuts to Styles and Owens and Jericho. Jericho kicked Cesaro in the face. Cesaro caught Jericho and hit the giant swing. Owens with a superkick to Cesaro. Owens kicked Styles and hit a powerbomb for 2. Jericho with a codebreaker to Owens for 2. Cesaro with an uppercut to Jericho but Jericho dropped him and locked in the Walls of Jericho. Cesaro rolled through and locked in the sharpshooter. Styles hit a springboard forearm to Cesaro and Owens rolled up Styles for the near fall. Styles hit a pele kick to Owens. Jericho with a code breaker to Styles for the near fall. Styles hit the Styles Clash to Jericho for the win!
Styles celebrated in the ring to close the show.
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