- Chris Jericho def. Sami Zayn
- Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady def. The Dudley Boyz
- Baron Corbin def. Fandango
- Cesaro and New Day def. League Of Nations
- Natalya, Becky Lynch, Paige and Sasha Banks def. Team BAD, Summer Rae and Charlotte
- The Vaudevillains def. The Usos
- Apollo Crews def. Heath Slater
- Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - APRIL 18, 2016
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw from the O2 Arena in London, England and we kick things off with Dean Ambrose coming out to the ring as we look back at the debut of The Ambrose Asylum from last week's Raw
Ambrose takes the mic and says everyone wants to be a part of the Ambrose Asylum and introduces his first guest Shane McMahon. The crowd starts a "Shane O Mac" chant as Ambrose welcomes Shane to the Ambrose Asylum. The crowd starts chanting "You Still Got It" which brings a smile to Shane's face and Ambrose says Shane brought a clip but before rolling to the clip he says he's done a lot of questionable things in his life but nothing like the clip they're about to watch and we roll to footage from Wrestlemania where Shane jumped from the top of the cell.
Ambrose says Shane is the first guy to make him stop and think "what was that guy thinking". Shane takes that as a compliment. Ambrose says he has a lot of questions and any show can be Shane's last and wants to know what's on Shane's agenda. Shane says it's all about the fans and there's a new era emerging in WWE with new superstars getting a chance. Superstars such as AJ Styles, Sami Zayn and Sasha Banks and it's because of the fans that they have arrived
Kevin Owens makes his way out and says Shane can talk about the evolution of WWE all he wants but calls it the same crap he's always seen because Owens sees someone who's mad with power and has a personal vendetta against Owens.
Shane says he has no vendetta and Owens asks why he was kicked out of the building and Shane says it's because he was going to cost Sami Zayn a chance at the WWE Championship. Owens then says so he was punished for being honest and Zayn belongs nowhere near the WWE Championship and Sami's been riding Owens' coattails for over a decade
Sami Zayn comes out and says it's funny Owens would say that because Zayn got signed to WWE before him and it drives Owens crazy which is why he threw away their friendship and deep down Owens knows he would have never made it to WWE without Zayn
Chris Jericho is out next and tells the crowd to shut their mouth he has something to say. Jericho says there's bigger issues here besides Zayn's emotions and the only one with a brain in this ring is Kevin Owens who is right in saying Shane McMahon is drunk with power. Jericho says Shane's been gone for a long time and he didn't like him then and doesn't like him now and he was the host of the greatest show on Raw The Highlight Reel and Shane took it away from him. McMahon says it's all about new opportunities and Jericho can watch The Highlight Reel all he wants on the WWE Network
Tensions begin to rise but Shane intervenes and says if Jericho is the best in the world at what he does then at Payback it will be Chris Jericho vs Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn. Ambrose asks Shane to hold the potted plant and a brawl breaks out as Ambrose and Zayn clear the ring of Jericho and Owens
SAMI ZAYN VS CHRIS JERICHO
Side headlock by Jericho and Zayn with deep armdrag takedowns into an armbar. Jericho with a right hand and chops Zayn springboard leapfrogs over Jericho off the irish whip and connects with a dropkick.
Irish whip by Zayn reversed by Jericho as both men collide sending Zayn to the outside. Jericho goes airborne but lands on the outside. Zayn with a springboard off the apron onto Zayn.
Back in the ring, Jericho with chops and Zayn sends him over the ropes and Jericho lands on the apron. Jericho to the top rope jumps off with a double axehandle but Zayn goes to the midsection flooring Jericho.
Jericho turns the tables again putting the boots to Zayn. Zayn fights out of the corner. Another irish whip reversal and this time it's Jericho who connects with a dropkick sending Zayn to the outside as Raw goes to break
Clothesline by Zayn counters a Wall Of Jericho's attempt. Jericho with a running bulldog. Zayn counters a Lionsault and hits the Blue Thunder Bomb. Zayn to the top rope and Jericho connects with a dropkick mid-air. Jericho locks in the Walls Of Jericho and Zayn crawling towards the ropes forcing a break.
Zayn elevates Jericho sending him over the ropes to the outside. Zayn follows Jericho and hits the DDT. Zayn throws Jericho back in and sets up for the Helluva Kick but Jericho tells the referee to back Zayn away. Jericho with a cheap shot and Codebreaker for the three count
The winner of the match: Chris Jericho
Tonight: Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens, The Vaudevillains vs The Usos and The Dudley Boyz vs Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady
Backstage: Mauro Ranallo introduces AJ Styles and asks to what he attributes his meteoric rise. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows walk in and they hug and Gallows and Anderson thank Styles for putting in a good word and says they're going to make the most of their opportunities just like they know Styles will at Payback
ENZO AMORE AND COLIN CASSADY VS THE DUDLEY BOYS
D-von unloads on Enzo in the corner. Bubba tags in and backs Enzo in the corner delivering a chop and double axehandle. Bubba taunts Big Cass and continues to work over Enzo as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Bubba continued to work over Enzo as the crowd did more sing-song to the delight of Big Cass. Bubba then told Devon to finish off this punk, Enzo. Devon punished Enzo, but could not get a pinfall. So, Bubba tagged back in and roughed up Enzo some more. The crowd kept rallying, then Devon mocked Enzo’s trademark intro lines. Bubba wanted a top-rope move, bur Enzo fought back with clubbing forearms. Bubba then airballed a flying Bubba butt bomb.
Hot tag to Big Cass, who ran over Devon, then Bubba. Scoopslam to Devon. Big elbow drop to Devon. Flying corner splash. He missed a second one, then Devon tagged in Bubba. They hit a hangman’s neckbreaker on Cass, but Bubba accidentally smashed Devon on the follow-up. Big boot to Bubba, then Cass tagged in Enzo, who came off the top with a “rocket launcher” splash to Bubba for the pin and the win. The announcers sold shock over the result as the newcomers celebrated the win.
The winners of the match: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady
Roman Reigns comes out to the ring to cut a promo about how he's the guy and at Payback he's still going to be WWE Champion. AJ Styles walks out and says in order to beat Reigns he has to have the match of his life but that's okay because that is what he does. Reigns says everyone loves Styles but they're going to hate Reigns when he beats Styles. Reigns says he would rather be respected with the championship than be hated without it. Anderson and Gallows then come out and attack Reigns
Styles walks in on Reigns backstage apologizing for what happened but Reigns isn't buying it and tells Styles he better start telling the truth around here
BARON CORBIN VS FANDANGO
Corbin attacking Fandango at the outset. both in the ring and out of the ring..Corbin sends Fandango to the outside crashing into Ziggler who's sitting at commentary. Corbin then throws Fandango back into the ring and hits End Of Days for the three count
The winner of the match: Baron Corbin
Post Match: Ziggler attacks Corbin and Corbin lays him out with End Of Days and leaves
Tonight: An eight woman tag team match.
Backstage: Miz and Maryse make their way out to the ring
Maryse welcomes everyone to MizTV and tells them to shwo respect. Miz says he and Maryse are the supercouple and the royal family have nothing on them. Miz then says their baby is perfect and pristine and all theirs. Miz and Maryse then kiss but are interrupted by Cesaro
Cesaro says Miz talks about royalty but the only royalty he'll be in any era is a royal pain in the ass. Miz says that's cute but the fact is he's leading man while Cesaro is just a supporting actor. The crowd starts a "Boring" chant.
Miz says he's prepareda monologue taken from the movie 'Taken' and he just Miz-tified it. It was made popular by Liam Neeson but will now be immortalized by The Miz
Cesaro stops Miz after three takes and says the only thing that will happen at WWE Payback is Cesaro becoming new Intercontinental Champion but since Miz likes quotes so much in honour of his birthday he's going to quote Roddy Piper and recites the famous line from 'They Live'
Miz says he would love nothing better than to fight Cesaro right now but Cesaro is already scheduled for a match against Rusev who walks out accompanied by Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
Cesaro stops the League and says be talked to Shane McMahon before coming out and it's not going to be Cesaro vs Rusev. It's going to be The League and Miz against Cesaro and New Day
NEW DAY AND CESARO VS THE MIZ AND LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Miz with a shoulderblock to Woods. Woods turning things around with a side headlock. Miz backs Woods in the corner delivering knee strikes. Irish whip across the ring. Miz misses with a clothesline and Woods catches Miz with a right hand. Kingston tags in and connects with a running knee. Big E hits a big splash and Kingston back in again takes out Miz.
Del Rio with a kick to the back of the neck. Del Rio off the ropes and Kingston connects with a boot. New Day and Cesaro with the Unicorn Stampede on Del Rio. Woods working the trombone as the crowd sings along.
Tilt o whirl backbreaker by Del Rio to Woods. Sheamus in now putting the boots to Woods. Shoulder tackle and high running knee to Woods. Clothesline by Sheamus. Rusev tags in and connects with a boot and double axe handle.
Sheamus back in dumps Woods to the outside. Sheamu sets up for the 10 Beats of The Bohdran but Woods fights it before Rusev delivers a kick to the ribs. Running enziguri by Del Rio sends Woods crashing from the apron to the floor as Raw goes to commercial
Back from break, Cesaro and New Day in control and Cesaro goes for the giant swing. Del Rio goes for a backbreaker but Cesaro counters and his The Neutralizer for the three count
The winners of the match: Cesaro and New Day
Backstage: Charlotte is being interviewed by Mauro Ranallo regarding last week's championship match against Nataly and Natalya walks in and says she spoke to Shane Mcmahon and he granted her a rematch at Payback and this time she is going to have someone in her corner. Bret "The Hitman" Hart
PAIGE, NATALYA, BECKY LYNCH AND SASHA BANKS VS TEAM BAD, CHARLOTTE AND SUMMER RAE
Paige with a big running knee to Naomi. Naomi with a facebuster. Naomi off the ropes caught by Paige who delivers a fallaway slam sending Naomi to the outside. Paige taking out Tamina and Naomi. Becky takes down Charlotte. as we go to break
Team Bad in control coming back from break as Tamina wears Becky down with a chinlock. Summer tags in and connects with a clothesline. Becky's head bounced off the turnbuckle by Summer. Naomi in and Becky fights back. Becky sends Naomi to the outside and Becky crawling to her corner looking for the tag but Naomi pulls Becky away,
Becky kicks Naomi away and tags in Natalya. Side russian legsweep on Summer who gets the tag in for her team. Natalya with a kick to the face. Summer with a spin heel kick and Charlotte in gets hit with a discus clothesline. Natalya counters the figure eight and locks in tthe sharpshooter as Charlotte taps out
The winners of the match by submission: Sasha Banks, Natalya, Becky Lynch and Paige
Earlier Tonight: Roman Reigns and AJ Styles backstage confrontation
Backstage: The Usos make their way out to the ring for their match coming up next
THE VAUDEVILLAINS VS THE USOS
Simon Gotch backs Jimmy into the corner. Irish whip reversed by Gotch. Right hand by Jimmy. Gotch with a knee to the face. Aiden English tags in and unloads on Jimmy keeping him grounded with a chinlock. Jimmy with a kick to English looking for the tag
Jey explodes with clotheslines to both Vaudevillains. Samoan Drop by Jey. Jey sets up for the back splash. Gotch gets clotheslined over the top rope and English with a roll up for count of two. Jey catches Enlgish with a kick.Jimmy gets thrown into the barricades and Jey dives through the ropes into Gotch. Jey gets driven shoulder first into the ring post.and Gotch and English hit the Whirly Dirvish for the three count to advance in the tag team tournament
The winners of the match: The Vaudevillains
Video Package on Apollo Crews
APOLLO CREWS VS HEATH SLATER
Test Of Strength challenge by Slater who kicks Crews. Crews quickly turns the tables and picks Slater up for a suplex. Slater with a cheap shot throws Crews shoulder first into the ring post sending Crews to the outside
Slater brings Crews back into the ring delivering elbows and applying a chinlock. Crews tries to get to his feet but Slater keeps him grounded. Slater drives a series of knees into Crews' back. Crews makes it back to his feet and shakes Slater off.
Crews with a series of right hands. Slater gets whipped across the ring and Crews with an elbow. Slater sends Crews to the outside. Crews lands on the apron. Right hand to Slater. Crews takes out Dallas and Axel. Crews back in the ring jumps off the top rope with a crossbody. Slater rolls through for a 2 count. Crew delivers the sit out powerbomb for the three count
The winner of the match: Apollo Crews
KEVIN OWENS VS DEAN AMBROSE
Owens controlled the match early on, settling on a headlock. “Headlock master, babay!” he shouted. Ambrose came back with clubbing forearms, which knocked Owens out of the ring. Ambrose then built a head of steam to deliver a suicide dive to Owens on the floor.
Ambrose rolled Owens back into the ring, but Owens rolled right back out the other side. So, Owens grabbed Ambrose and chucked him into the announce table. The fight picked up right in front of Cole and JBL. Ambrose eventually chucked Owens over the announce table to the floor as Raw cut to break.
Back from break, Ambrose was upside down in the corner to take a big cannonball splash from Owens. Owens then knocked Ambrose to the floor and nailed a big frogsplash from the ring apron. Owens yelled at the ref to count out Ambrose, then returned to the ring to yell at Michael Cole. Ambrose started moving at five, got up at seven, reached his feet at eight, and made it back into the ring. So, Owens kicked him right in the face.
Owens slowed the pace again trying to wear down Ambrose. Meanwhile, JBL opined that he doesn’t think Ambrose’s career will last long fighting this style brawling and not staying down when beaten. Ambrose then brushed aside Owens, who rolled to the floor to avoid a top-rope move. So, Ambrose adjusted and smashed Owens with a flying elbow on the floor.
At the top of the hour, Cole did the Big Reset talking about the product in broad terms versus focusing on individual issues. Back in the ring, Ambrose nailed a rebound lariat for a close two count. Ambrose followed with a top-rope superplex for another nearfall. Owens responded with a surprise superkick for a close nearfall of his own.
Owens and Ambrose battled to the top rope. Owens won the exchange and delivered his inside-cradle super-Death Valley Driver for a close two count. Owens wanted a top-rope frogsplash, but Ambrose got his knees up to block. Owens was still the first man up, though. He missed a desperation cannonball splash and Ambrose scooped him up for Dirty Deeds. It was good for the pin and the win.
The winner of the match: Dean Ambrose