- Kalisto def. Rusev by count out
- The Usos def. Social Outcasts
- Brie Bella def. Charlotte
- Big Show def. Erick Rowan
- Titus O'Neil def. Tyler Breeze
- Dolph Ziggler def. Kevin Owens
- Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks - No Contest
- Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose def. The New Day
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW - FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw and we kick things off with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar making their way out to the ring. We get a "Suplex City" chant from the crowd which brings a smile to Lesnar's face.
Paul Heyman introduces himself and calls himself the advocate for the "Nightmare Of Suplex City" and says they have a lot of business to cover. He says at Royal Rumble, The Wyatt Family had a conspiracy to remove Lesnar from the title picture but their plot failed and when Lesnar wants to at his leisure, Lesnar will invoke the 11th commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Provoke Brock Lesnar".
Heyman says last Monday. Stephanie McMahon did what was beast for business and announced the main event for FastLane. Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar with the winner going on to Wrestlemania to main event for the WWE World Championship against Triple H
Lesnar has authorized Heyman to let everyone know that at FastLane, Lesnar will imprison Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns into Suplex City, stack one on top of the other and pin both at the same time and conquer Triple H and once again becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion
He is not selling Ambrose and Reigns short however because Reigns stood up and Lesnar put him down and Reigns needs to explain this to Dean Ambrose. Ambrose walks out to the ring. Ambrose says he's never been in the lair of a beast before and told himself this may be a bad idea.
This may look crazy but its not crazy and he's not crazy or stupid but does have all the respect in the world for Lesnar. He says he wanted to come out and look Lesnar in the eye and tell him he wants the WWE World Heavyweight Championshop so bad he's even going to fight his brother for it and he doesn't really want to fight Lesnar but is willing to and tells Lesnar to take him to Suplex City
Ambrose says he hopes Lesnar's ready to give Ambrose to worse beating of his life but he's the iron man of the WWE and will drag his broken body to Wrestlemania and take the title from Triple H and exits the ring
Tonight: Dolph Ziggler vs Kevin Owens
Backstage: Kalisto is making his way out to the ring
KALISTO VS RUSEV
Rusev powers Kalisto into the corner. Rusev misses with a right hand and Kalisto goes for a series of kicks but Rusev shoves him away. Kalisto to the outside and Rusev chases him.
Back in the ring, knee to the gut by Rusev. Rusev blocks the hurricanrana and picks Kalisto up. Kalisto with a series of punches and unloads with another series of kicks.
Rusev with a high elbow. Right hand to Kalisto. Rusev picks Kalisto up but Kalisto counters and sends Rusev over the top rope. Kalisto dives over the ropes and Rusev catches him with a kick as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Kalisto trapped in a bearhug. Shoulder tackle in the corner and Rusev with a clothesline. Suplex to Kalisto. Rusev runs into an elbow. Boot to the face and Kalisto with a tornado DDT.
Seated senton by Kalisto. Kalisto witht he corkscrew elbow. Rusev picks Kalisto up and plants him. Rusev hits the ring post shoulder first and Kalisto with a nearfall. Kalisto goes after the knee. Rusev hits the mat face first and Rusev slides out of the ring., Baseball slide to Rusev. Kalisto on the top rope gets caught by Rusev.
Rusev goes for the fallaway slam. Kalisto counters sending Rusev into the ring steps. Kalisto gets sent over the announce table but lands on his feet. Hurricanrana into the barricade by Kalisto and slides back into the ring beating the 10 count
The winner of the match by count out: Kalisto
Tonight: MizTV with special guest AJ Styles
The Authority's Office: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns are talking and Stephanie walks in and says it's just 8 days ago that Triple H beat Roman Reigns. Ambrose said it in the ring, he'll do anything to win the match at FastLane and Reigns already knows what it's like to win the WWE Championship. Stephanie says they're leaving one component out. Brock Lesnar and says Ambrose doesn't want to go to Suplex City. Marty Jannetty didn't see it coming when Shawn Michaels attacked him, Randy Orton didn't see it when Evolution attacked him and asks Ambrose how much longer he's willing to be Reigns' sidekick. Stephanie says let's see how they do tonight, united they stand. Divided they fall
Update: Nikki Bella's neck surgery was successful and she says she will continue to update everyone and thanks The Bella Army for their support
Backstage: Brie Bella says Nikki will come back stronger than ever and then plugs the episode of Ride Along they were in. Charlotte walks in and asks Brie to give Nikki her sympathies but can't help but feel Nikki's injury is her fault. She would apologize but then why when she is on her way to becoming the longest reigning diva's champion while Nikki sits at home enjoying online shopping
Usos make their way out to the ring for their match up next
SOCIAL OUTCASTS VS THE USOS
Social Outcast start out strong against The Usos. Clotheslines by Adam Rose and Curtis Axel takes over. Heath Slater with a right hand. Axel with a chinlock. Rose back in with the chinlock.
Jimmy gets the tag unloading on Rose and Axel. Rose misses with a right hand. Kick and right hand by Jimmy. Superkick to Rose. Splash from the top rope onto Rose for the three count
The winners of the match: The Usos
Backstage: Miz is preparing for MizTV up next
Miz is in the ring and introduces himself and says his show is a platform for storytelling and one man's story everyone is wanting to hear is his guest's at this time and introduces AJ Styles.
Miz says the WWE Universe wants to know who AJ Styles is. To Miz, Styles is a man of tenacity and sums up Styles' story. Miz says Styles reminds him of his former protege Daniel Bryan who didn't do anything of relevance until Miz took him under his wing. Miz then says he wants to mentor Styles in the WWE and take him to heights he's never attained before. All Styles has to do is say yes.
Miz then says how dare the WWE Universe boo him and who the hell is AJ Styles anyways and he may have been a big fish in other companies but this WWE and here he is just a small fish in a pond full of sharks.
Miz asks the WWE Universe if they think Styles can make it without his guidance and says there's no chance in hell. Miz turns around and Styles attacks Miz before Miz can roll out of the ring.
Earlier Tonight: Brock Lesnar-Dean Ambrose confrontation
BRIE BELLA VS CHARLOTTE
Brie unloads with right hands. Kick to the face and a clothesline to Charlotte. Brie with 'Yes Kicks'. Brie off the ropes connects with a dropkick. Brie goes for the running knee to the face but Charlotte counters sending Brie to the outside
Charlotte slams Brie's face into the mat. Series of knee strikes by Charlotte and Charlotte controlling the neck sending Brie to the mat. Snapmare into the figure four headlock.
Brie with a series of clotheslines. Running bulldog to Charlotte. Charlotte counters a clothesline with a neckbreaker but Brie counters the neckbreaker into a backslide. Knee to the face, Brie to the top rope but Charlotte cuts her off. Brie still on the ropes locks in a sleeperhold as Flair climbs up on the apron. Charlotte breaks the sleeper.
Charlotte goes for the figure eight but Brie counters and rolls Charlotte up for the three count
The winner of the match: Brie Bella
Video: Last Thursday Night Smackdown
Up Next: Big vs Erick Rowan
Several tweets from WWE Superstars sending well wishes out to Bret Hart
BIG SHOW VS ERICK ROWAN
Show unloads with body punches to Rowan. Show with an irish whip into the corner runs into an elbow. Series of punches to Show. Show with a suplex and a clothesline. Back splash to Rowan
Shoulder tackle by Show. Harper on the apron gets knocked out. Strowman with a distraction almost gets sent into the announce table. Show with a chokeslam to Rowan for the three count
The winner of the match: Big Show
Post Match: Braun Strowman attacks Big Show and it's a two on one as Harper and Strowman attack Show. Rowan joins in making it a 3 on 1. They drag show out of the ring sending him into the ring steps then slamming him onto the steps leaving him laid out as The Wyatt Family stands over Big Show
TYLER BREEZE VS TITUS O'NEIL
Breeze off the second rope gets caught by O'Neil who delivers a series of backbreakers. Breeze in the corner goes after O'Neil's leg. Elbow across the knee by Breeze and Breeze locks in a half crab but O'Neil reaches the ropes
Breeze tries to drag O'Neil but O'Neil slings Breeze across the ring. Clothesline to Breeze follows up with Clash Of The Titus for the three count
The winner of the match: Titus O'Neil
Backstage: Triple H walks into Brock Lesnar's locker room and asks if things are getting soft in Suplex City after seeing Dean Ambrose get into the Beast Incarnate's face and live to tell about it. Lesnar says I guess they'll find out at Wrestlemania
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS KEVIN OWENS
Owens goes for the superkick and slides to the outside. The fight spills to the outside. Back in the ring, Owens in control. Ziggler with a dropkick sending Owens back to the outside.Owens counters a tornado DDT sending Ziggler into the timekeeper's area
Back from break, Owens in control. Clubbing blows to the side of the head and a chinlock on Ziggler as Owens keeps him grounded. Ziggler trying to fight back. Jawbreaker to Owens. Superkick almost catches Owens but Owens sends Ziggler face first into the turnbuckle. Cannonball by Owens and a nearfall on Ziggler.
A stomp by Owens on Ziggler. Ziggler fighting back but runs into a right hand. Owens putting the boots to Ziggler. Clothesline by Owens. Owens goes for the running senton but Ziggler rolls out of the way. Owens hits the ringpost and Ziggler with a series of running forearms
Owens explodes out of the the corner flooring Ziggler. Owens sent over the ropes. Owens on the apron and Ziggler connects with a superkick. Famouser by Ziggler on the floor. ZigZag countered and Owens hits a superkick.
OWens to the top rope. Ziggler meets him on the top rope. Owens shoves him down and Ziggler in the tree of woe. Running cannonball. Pop up powerbomb countered. Ziggler hits the ZigZag for the three count
The winner of the match: Dolph Ziggler
Black History Month Video: World's Strongest Man Mark Henry
Sasha Banks is back and this time it's on her terms and no one is going to steal her spotlight and she is coming after the Diva's Championship. Becky may be whining about a rematch and Brie may have beat her but neither can hold a candle to her because she's The Boss
Team B.A.D. comes out and Sasha says not to take it personally she came to WWE to be the best. Naomi says they are here to show there's no hard feelings and they understand partnerships don't last forever and sometimes they have to make leave their own mark and make their own opportunity and are out to congratulate her. They can be competitors and still be sisters.
Up Next: Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch
SASHA BANKS VS BECKY LYNCH
Sasha shoves Becky to the mat. Waistlock by Sasha reversed by Becky. Takedown by Becky and Sasha counters with a nearfall. Another nearfall. Armdrags by Becky into an armbar.
Irish whip to Becky and right hands by Sasha. Sasha with the double stomps on Becky. . Right hands by Becky and Sasha counters with a right of her own. Sasha with an armdrag. Becky goes for a kick but Sasha catches her and delivers a kick sending her to the floor. Team B.A.D. pick Becky up and Sasha stops them
Sasha throws Becky into the ring and Team B.A.D. has words on the outside. Sasha goes back into the ring and Naomi and Tamina pull Sasha out and double team her. Becky goes after Naom while Sasha goes after Tamina
The winner of the match: No Contest
Backstage: Renee brought in Chris Jericho for an interview. Renee talked about Styles’s victory over him last Monday. Jericho said everyone is talking about the new kid in town, the Phenomenal A.J. Styles. But, he’s not talking about him, just thinking about him ever since their match last Monday since he lost. But, Styles is definitely the real deal, a fighter and a pitbull. Jericho said he will be watching Styles vs. The Miz very closely this Thursday on Smackdown and he cannot wait to see what happens
Bathroom: A camera followed R-Truth into the bathroom. Truth found Goldust in a bathroom stall after selling annoyance that Goldust continues to text him. Truth wanted to know why Goldust keeps wanting to be his tag partner. Goldust said it’s because Truth hasn’t had a tag partner since, you know, Little Jimmy. Truth still said no. Goldust said Truth is weird, just like his weird-o brother.
In-ring: New Day’s music played to bring out the WWE tag champions. Cole said Xavier (representing the heels) are “entertaining the masses.” These characters and this writing is so flimsy. Cole said the main event is up next.
Thursday plug: Roman Reigns faces Rusev on Smackdown. Plus, A.J. Styles vs. Miz.
Back in the arena, Paul Heyman was at ringside to survey the main event. But, first, New Day cut a promo responding to The Rock last Monday on Raw. They focused on Rock’s material being inappropriate for family programming, especially the kids. Kingston found a kid on the front row who did Big E.’s hip gyrations. He and his dad were wearing Bullet Club t-shirts. WWE cut away, then back to the father and son. Interesting Bullet Club product placement.
New Day then heeled on Roman Reigns and, Dean Ambrose. New Day continued to run down Reigns and Ambrose before The Shield’s music played. Roman Reigns emerged in the arena and slowly walked through the crowd down to ringside. Dean Ambrose was then introduced to the ring as Reigns’ tag partner.
ROMAN REIGNS AND DEAN AMBROSE VS THE NEW DAY
Heyman ran commentary himself as the teams exchanged control in the ring. Ambrose then lit up Kofi with hard chops before tagging in Reigns. Reigns wanted the Superman Punch, but New Day decided to regroup on the floor. Reigns smirked about being this close to ending the match already.
Back from break, New Day had Reigns in their corner wearing him down. Big E. then measured Reigns for a big flying splash on the ring apron, but Reigns moved and Big E. ate the ring apron stomach-first. Reigns tagged in Ambrose, who went wild on Kofi before nailing Big E. with a suicide dive on the floor. But, New Day used their numbers advantage to cut off Dean on the floor.
New Day continued to work over Ambrose heading over the top of the hour. Tags were made bringing in Reigns and Kofi. Reigns teed off on Kofi with clotheslines to a mix of cheers and echoing boos. Reigns wanted a Superman Punch on someone, but everyone avoided. Big E. then tagged in and walked into a Samoan Drop from Reigns.
Tag to Ambrose, who flew at Big E. with a big elbow smash. He tried a pin, but Kingston broke it up. Woods then roughed up Ambrose on the floor, but Ambrose smashed him with the Rebound Lariat. Kingston smashed Ambrose from behind, but Reigns took out Kingston with a Superman Punch.
Back in the ring, Ambrose avoided a New Day double-team and Reigns exploded on Kingston with a Superman Punch. Ambrose then dropped Big E. with Dirty Deeds. Ambrose covered Big E. and scored the win.
The winners of the match: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
Post Match: Brock Lesnar’s music suddenly played. Lesnar bounced down to the ring to confront his Fast Lane opponents, Reigns and Ambrose. But, New Day blasted Reigns and Ambrose from behind. Brock smirked as he watched his opponents get attacked. New Day took out Reigns, leaving Ambrose in the ring. Brock seized the opening and stormed the ring to hoist Ambrose in the air and drop him with an F5. Ambrose remained sprawled out in the middle of the ring as Brock smiled and left the ring. Brock kept on walking as Cole said Brock has asserted himself tonight. Raw signed off seven minutes past the top of the hour