WWE Monday Night Raw - 03/28/16
Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, NY.
The Undertaker and Shane McMahon open Monday Night Raw
Michael Cole welcomes us to Raw, then The Undertaker's gong hits to open the show and he makes his way to the ring. The commentators hype up his match with Shane McMahon as Taker is on his way down the ramp. The fans chant his name when his music stops and he grabs a mic.
He says this WrestleMania will not be his last. The fans chant 'Yes!'. He says he's made it clear that the blood of Vince's son is on his hands, but Vince's blood may well be on his. He knows Shane will fight for his legacy until he draws his last breath. But, WrestleMania is his yard. Hell in a Cell is his house. At WrestleMania, Shane McMahon will Rest in Peace.
Shane's music hits just as Taker finishes speaking. Shane stands at the top of the ramp and says 'Hello' to Brooklyn. At Sunday, Taker and Shane are going to rip each other apart. Shane is fighting to win, and Taker is fighting not to lose. Taker may be Vince's instrument of destruction, but Shane is the instrument of change that's been needed for a very long time. After HIAC, whatever is left of his body will crawl it's way into the ring and hell will be left in the rear view mirror for all the WWE fans who deserve better because he will be in control of Raw. If he has to cement his legacy by destroying the Undertaker's then that's what he'll do.
Taker interrupts and says 'You need to watch your mouth, bitch boy'. Shane doesn't get to talk about his legacy. Shane starts walking down to the ring and stands in front of The Deadman. Shane says The Undertaker's legacy died 2 years ago at WrestleMania 30. The fans chant 'Suplex City'. Taker says Shane is just like his old man. From the very day that he was born, he's been his daddy's bitch.
Shane takes it to the Undertaker and starts punching him. Taker throws him over the top rope and they brawl outside the ring and throws him into the barricade not once but twice. Undertaker begins to take apart the announcers table. Shane tries to fight back but Taker isn't giving him a chance. Taker goes for the Last Ride but Shane jumps off. Shane then takes him out with the TV monitors and Taker is lying on the table. He hits him again with the monitor. Shane goes to the top rope and hits him with the elbow, smashing the table. The two men lie on the floor. Shane picks himself up and his music plays as the announcers recap what just happened. Shane walks to the back. Taker sits up suddenly and the music stops. Shane looks on worried and Taker stares at him, before putting his thumb to his throat to signify the end may be near for Shane O'Mac. The Undertaker's music plays as the first segment of the night ends.
When we come back from the break, the commentators recap what just happened between Shane and Taker.
Zack Ryder is in the ring ready for a match, he will be facing Chris Jericho.
Zack Ryder vs Chris Jericho
Just as the match is about to begin, AJ Styles' music hits. Jericho has made it clear that AJ won't be getting his 'Mania match. He says it sounds stupid that Jericho would rather miss WrestleMania than face him. AJ isn't going anywhere without his match and takes a seat at ringside.
The bell rings to start the match, Ryder nearly wins with a roll up but Jericho kicks out at 2. Jericho then takes control and uses JBL's hat to hit Ryder. Ryder gets back in the match with a missile dropkick before going for the Broski Boot. Jericho dodges it and goes for the Walls of Jericho before AJ starts chanting 'Y2 Jackass'. Ryder tries to roll him up but Jericho takes him out. This time, however, Ryder does get the roll up and pins Jericho 1-2-3!
Winner: Zack Ryder
Post match, Jericho lays out Ryder with a clothesline and goes mental at ringside. He pushes the camera and gets a mic. He calls Styles a stupid ass and tells him to be careful what he wished for - he has his match.
Styles should be careful, Jericho has won titles and spilled blood at 'Mania. He calls Styles a rookie. His first WrestleMania will also be his last.
Divas action is up next, and Sasha Banks will be at ringside. Becky Lynch comes out first, followed by the Divas Champion Charlotte whom is accompanied by her father, Ric Flair.
Becky Lynch vs Charlotte - Non-title
Charlotte shoves Becky, and Becky shoves her back. Becky takes down Charlotte and goes for an arm submission but Charlote gets out. Charlotte is in control as we head to another break.
Back from the break and Charlotte is still dominating the match. Becky throws Charlotte into the corner then takes her out with a couple of clotheslines and a dropkick. She hits the Bexplex but Charlotte kicks out at 2. Charlotte gets the upper hand again and gets a near fall. Becky then kicks Charlotte to the outside. Sasha sits up and Becky chases Charlotte. Charlotte slides back in the ring, but Becky can't because Ric grabs her leg. Becky kicks him off but walks into a big boot and then natural selection for the win.
When we return from commercial, The Social Outcasts are sitting on the ring apron. They all have a mic but are quickly interrupted by the Big Show. Kane joins him and it appears we will be getting a Tag Team match.
Kane and Big Show vs Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel
Axel and Kane start off. Kane pushes down Axel. Kane charges for his opponent when he's in the corner but Axel moves and starts laughing at him. Slater jumps in the ring and attacks Kane resulting in a DQ.
Winners: Kane and Big Show
Post match, the ring is full of all the superstars who will be in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal including Tyler Breeze, Goldust, Mark Henry and Damien Sandow. Kane and Big Show are standing tall at the end after chokeslamming Henry and then all of the Social Outcast.
There's a video package shown outlining what happened between Triple H and Roman Reigns last week. Triple H will be live next.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon Promo
Triple H's music hits and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way down to the ring in a suit, with the title on one arm and Stephanie McMahon on the other.
Steph tells everyone to stand up and show respect towards HHH. The fans aren't taking kindly to The Game. HHH starts talking and hypes his match with Reigns on Sunday night. The dream of every athlete is to be headlining Mania. Despite everyone dreaming about it, that's all it will ever be. He starts talking about how good Reigns is because he became champion - for all of 5 minutes. HHH says how this Sunday will be his ninth World title match at Mania, and it's because he is obsessed with being WWE Champion. He says he is the most successful champion in history. He is the greatest WWE superstar in history.
Reigns has already lost this Sunday. He made it months ago. HHH's obssession means the end of Reigns' dream. At the end of WrestleMania, no matter what, Triple H will be champion.
Steph grabs the mic back. She says this Sunday isn't about ladder matches or street fights or anything, it's about Triple H and the World Heavyweight Title.
Reigns' music hits and he runs into the ring. HHH starts stomping on him but Reigns fights out before Triple H scurries away. Roman had a stare off with Stephanie but she left too. Steph and HHH walk to the back as Reigns stands in the ring. The fans were chanting 'Roman sucks' and booing loudly.
There's a recap from what just happened, and then we see HHH and Steph backstage. They're walking and talking but you can't hear they're saying.
The New Day are out now, and Kofi Kingston is going to be in singles action. They're getting a massive reaction from the crowd. Each one of them has a mic, and Woods says are here and say the official cereal for WrestleMania is BootyO's. Kingston says that The League of Nations don't have they're own cereal and mention Rusev's Bulgarian Booty Flakes. They chant 'New Day Rocks' and are then interrupted by The League of Nations. Alberto Del Rio will be representing the LON here.
Kofi Kingston vs Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio takes it to Kingston straight away but a reversal from Kofi sees Del Rio on the outside. Woods plays his trombone which causes a distraction and Kingston gets a kick. He climbs to the top rope but a distraction causes Del Rio to throw him off the rope,
Back to the in ring action and Del Rio is still dominating. He has Kingston in a headlock in the middle of the ring but Kofi gets himself out of it. Del Rio catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio is lining up his stomp on the chest finisher but Kofi moves. He tries to get back into the match with a dropkick and then the SOS but Del Rio kicks out at 2. Backstabber from Del Rio has him back in control. Near fall from Kofi after a reversal. Del Rio hits his foot stomp, but not from the top rope. Del Rio goes for his cross arm bar but Kofi reverses it into a roll up and gets the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Post match, a voice is heard saying 'New Day'. It's Jonathan Coachman. He has some announcements to make. He says that The New Day are his favourite ever guests on his ESPN show, there will be a live ESPN show from WrestleMania, and he loves Booty-O's.
He dances with the trio as their music plays and the announcers look ahead to the upcoming WrestleMania schedule on the WWE Network.
The commentators announce that Joan Lunden will be the latest recipient of the Warrior Award.
The Dudleys and HHH attack Roman Reigns backstage
Roman Reigns is backstage with Renee Young about to conduct an interview when he is interrupted by the Dudleys. They attack him and HHH joins in as well. He is thrown into the wall. HHH tells him that he will never get the title before laying it on a container and smashing Reigns off of it. The fans cheer.
Singles action up next, as the US Champion Kalisto is gearing up to face Konnor of the Ascension.
Kalisto vs Konnor - Non-title
Konnor lays out Kalisto with a right hand and takes control until Kalisto rolls out the way of a move. He kicks Konnor in the face and goes off the second rope with a corkscrew. He takes out Victor at ringside, and hits the Salida Del Sol.
Post match, Kalisto takes out Viktor again and Ryback makes his way down the ramp. The 2 stare off ahead of their match on Sunday for the US Title. Ryback chants 'Feed me more' and heads to the back.
Coming up after the break is Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman hype up the Street Fight against Dean Ambrose
Brock Lesnar's music hits and he comes down to the ring accompanied by Paul Heyman.
Heyman does his usual introduction. He says Lesnar is the 'Baddest beast'. His job tonight is to hype the fans that Mania is 6 days away. We will see a once ever fighter and once ever athlete at his prime. Not one member of the locker room can get to his level. But, there's always one exception and one fool. One lunatic. Ambrose wants to be the one to conquer the one in 22-1. Heyman gives Ambrose credit. He's smarter than anyone thinks. He thinks if he takes a UFC heavyweight champion out of his element he has a chance. He says the word 'weapon' but says that's politically incorrect. He doesn't care. Lesnar is fully prepared to give Ambrose the defining Mania moment of a lifetime when Lesnar takes every single one of the politically incorrent weapons and peforms a colinsockpiy in the middle of the ring.
This isn't a prediction, this a spoiler, he saym before he is interrupted by Ambrose.
Ambrose makes his way to the ring, dragging an empty wagon behind him. He begins to fill it with weapons such as crowbar, pipes, baseball bats and the toys he was given by Foley and Funk. Ambrose hasn't even looked at Lesnar in the ring. He makes his way to the back, carrying his wagon full of weapons behind him.
'The Authority' will be back later to finish what they have to say about Roman Reigns.
Paige vs Emma
Emma takes control early on. She hits her crossbody in the corner to a sitting Paige for a 2 count. Paige turns things around with a series of knees before interference and distractions lead to Emma getting the win.
Post match, the teams are fighting each other. Eva Marie's music htis and she kicks Lana out of the the ring. The fans groaned loudly and booed her. She wants to celebrate with the rest of her 'team' of Paige and co. but they don't look impressed.
Coming up next is Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Sin Cara against Kevin Owens, The Miz and Stardust.
The commentators tell us the latest celebrity inductee of The Hall of Fame - Snoop Dogg.
Stardust is already in the ring ahead of the 6 man tag match. He is joined by the rest of the participants.
Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Sin Cara vs Kevin Owens, The Miz and Stardust
Zayn and Miz kick things off. Wristlock from Miz and Zayn manages to get out after some rolls. Zayn takes out Miz with a kick and he tags in Owens before he tags in Stardust straight away. Ziggler tags in off Zayn and the faces have the upperhand. Powerslam from Stardust and Ziggler goes for a roll up but he kicks out. Stardust has Ziggler in the corner and stomps on him. Ziggler hits a dropkick and Stardust rolls out the ring. Ziggler takes out Miz with a superkick,
After the adverts, Stardust and Ziggler are still the legal men. Dropkick from Ziggler before he tags in Sin Cara. Stardust goes to the top rope but is caught by a dropkick from Sin Cara. Stardust goes to tag in Owens, who is standing fresh, but Owens urges him to tag in Miz who is groggy. The fans are chanting for the commentators and CM Punk. Zayn is now the legal man and Miz beats down on him. Stardust is back in but meets a suplex from Zayn. He tags in Ziggler and takes out Stardust with a splash and neckbreaker then an elbow. He goes for the big DDT but is thrown off. The heels take control and action has spilled to the outside. Owens is yet to get involved until now. He kicks Ziggler once and tags Stardust back in. Ziggler tries to tag someone in but Stardust plants him.
Ziggler is still in the ring and can't get to his corner for a tag. The fans are now chanting for the New Day. Ziggler hits the Fameasser on Miz and is looking for the hot tag. He reaches Zayn and takes him out before laying out the rest of his opponents. Sin Cara has been tagged in and Zayn flies over the top rope onto Owens. Crossbody from Sin Cara. He goes for the Senton Bomb but Stardust puts up his knees. Zayn is legal again and dives off the top rope into Miz. He gets a roll up for a 2 count. Miz then hits The Skull Crushing Finale on Zayn, Ziggler hits the ZigZag on Miz, Stardust connects with his Queens Crossbrow on Zigger. Sin Cara then dives off the top rope to the outside onto Stardust. Owens, the only one left standing, tags himself in and goes for the Pop up powerbomb on Zayn but it's reversed. He goes to tag in Stardust and Miz but they walk to the back. Zayn hits a tornado DDT then the Helluva Kick and pins the IC Champ 1-2-3.
Winners: Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Sin Cara
The Authority are making their way to the ring to close the show.
The Authority's Final Message for Roman Reigns
HHH and Stephanie walk down the ramp and grab a mic. Stephanie says everyone looks at them with hatred and loathing. They will never come close to reaching HHH's accomplishments. In 6 days, we are all hoping for new leadership and new champions. But, the WWE title isn't going anywhere and neither are the Authority.
HHH takes the mic and starts speaking but is interrupted by Reigns who limps to the ring. HHH goes to meet him and the brawl on the ramp. Reigns is thrown into the steal post but Reigns throws HHH into the barricade. The Game is driven into the timekeepers area and then Stephanhie calls down a load of superstars. The League of Nations, Miz, Stardust and others all beat down on Reigns before the rest of the locker room - such as The Usos and Ziggler - fight them off. Reigns and HHH are still trying to brawl but HHH is pulled away by The Dudleys. Reigns dives over the top rope onto a crowd of superstars and HHH crawls up the ramp.
Triple H stands at the top of the ramp and lifts the title above his head as Reigns looks on.