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- The Club and Vaudevillains def. New Day and Enzo and Big Cass
- Paige def. Charlotte
- Sheamus def. Zack Ryder
- Sami Zayn def. Cesaro
- Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio def. Lucha Dragons
- Dean Ambrose def. Chris Jericho
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW - JUNE 13, 2016
WWE Raw Intro
Raw opens with the entire roster standing on the stage for a moment of silence following the events that took place in Orlando, Florida over the weekend
Tonight: The Ambrose Asylum with special guests Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
Tonight: John Cena-AJ Styles Contract Signing
Raw this week comes to us from New Orleans, Louisiana and we kcik things off with the WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day making their way out to the ring and New Day cut a promo on Kofi Kingston's shoes and kingston says he's a shoe guy but regardless of the shoes they're wearing at MITB they're going to walk out still WWE Tag Team Champions
Enzo and Big Cass come out. The crowd starts a "How You Doin'" chant. Cass says this Sunday they have their first opportunity at the WWE Tag Team Titltes and they're going to Vegas, going all in and walking out new WWE Tag Team Champions and they're cool with The New Day. New Day and Enzon and Cass are about to engage in a verbal joust until The Vaudevillains come out and tell them only real athletes of a bygone era can provide true entertainment. Gallows and Anderson then come out and tell everyone to shut up and asks if this is Camp WWE's annual talent show and say play time is over. This coming Sunday there's going to be only one tag team standing in the ring with the tag team championships up in the air.
Cass says since they're in the Big Easy he's going to make it real easy and says there's only one word to describe The Vaudevillains and The Club and thts SAWFT
NEW DAY AND ENZO AMORE AND COLIN CASSADY VS THE VAUDEVILLAINS AND THE CLUB
The match was joined in progress with Simon Gotch taking a beating from the babyface four-man unit while Woods worked his trombone. Enzo lost control of the match, setting up The Club and Vaudevillains to isolate Enzo with sustained offense. Enzo broke free against English and hot-tagged Cass. Chaos broke out with bodies flying out of the ring. Included was Kingston nailing a flip dive on the Vaudevillains to send Raw to break.
Back from break, Big E. was working on Gotch, including spanking him as he worked an abdominal stretch. Big E followed with a back-elbow smash, but the heels cut him off using their numbers advantage. Gallows and Co. took turns wearing down Big E. in the heel corner. Meanwhile, the announcers talked about The Club’s New Japan run & personality, which doesn’t match with the watered-down persona and material from the opening promo.
Hot tag to Kingston, who cleaned house. Boom Drop to Anderson, then he called for Trouble in Paradise, but Anderson ducked. Kingston hit a flying cross-body splash, then chaos broke out with bodies flying in and out of the ring. Back in the ring, Gallows kicked an unsuspecting Kingston in the gut, then Club hit the Magic Killer on Kingston. Gallows covered Kingston for the pin and the win.
The winners of the match: The Vaudevillains and The Club
Post Match: The announcers played up the Tag Titles in jeopardy on Sunday with The Club looking good in victory tonight. WWE showed the four teams standing their ground, with Anderson and Gallows owning the ring after getting the win.
Still to come: Ambrose Asylum with The Shield together for a talking segment.
The Ambrose Asylum
Dean Ambrose introduces Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and Reigns says Reigns earned the title but Reigns can't beat Rollins and the whole time they were in The Shield he held Reigns' hand every step of the way and at MITB he's going to take back the championship he never lost and he's going to do it on his own.
Reigns says Rollins broke up a brotherhood. Guys who had his back. The only guys in the company who had his back. Rollins wants to be the man and at MITB he's going to be in the ring with Reigns and when it's over they're going to call Reigns the man because he beat Rollins
Ambrose then asks who will win on Sunday. Will it be Reigns or will it be Rollins? But then what if Ambrose wins MITB then he'll cash in and walk out the new champion no matter who it is. A brawl then breaks out
Backstage: Stephanie asks Ambrose if he's proud of himself making the show all about him. Ambrose says it was pretty cool and Stephanie says tonight Ambrose will be in the main event against Chris Jericho
CHARLOTTE VS PAIGE
Charlotte and Paige lock up and Charlotte whips Paige to the mat by the hair and mocks her. Paige with a running knee to Charlotte. Boot to the face by Paige. Charlotte with a small package, Paige counters the Figure Eight.. Charlotte with a boot to the face. Charlotte once again goes for the Figure Eight but Paige kicks away sending Charlotte to the outside. Dana helps Charlotte back into the ring and Paige picks Charlotte up and delivers the Ram-Paige for the three count
The winner of the match: Paige
Backstage: Cesaro is about to give his thoughts on his match tonight and Sami Zayn walks in. Cesaro calls him a child who shows up at someone's house without knocking and while he's been here 4 years Zayn has only been here 4 months and still has a lot to prove
Backstage: Charlotte yelled at Dana for screwing up. She berated Dana for failing her tonight. Dana tried to explain herself, then Charlotte said there is no room for failure at the top. She said their arrangement is Dana gets to be part of her legacy in exchange for her friendship. But, if the same thing happens on Sunday, there will be no room for her in her history book.
In-ring: Sheamus was standing by in the ring posing in the corner while Zack Ryder prepared to face him.
SHEAMUS VS ZACK RYDER
Cole said Sheamus’s match against Apollo Crews on Sunday will be on the MITB pre-show. Sheamus blasted Ryder early on. Ryder made a comeback, then delivered the Broski Boot and a top-rope elbow drop for a two count. Ryder tried the Rough Ryder, but Sheamus avoided and nailed the Brogue Kick. Sheamus pinned Ryder for the win.
The winner of the match: Sheamus
Post Match: Sheamus blasted Ryder, not done with his opponent. Apollo Crews’s music played, giving away Crews’s arrival to fight Sheamus. Crews tackled Sheamus in the ring, then smashed him out of the ring to the floor. Crews delivered a flying splash to Sheamus, who hopped over the guardrail into the crowd to run away from the fight. Crews’s music played as they stared each other down from a distance. Crews then checked on Ryder and helped him recover.
MITB Flashback: 2010 edition. WWE highlighted Kane winning the briefcase. Then, 50 minutes later, cashing in MITB on Rey Mysterio to win the World Hvt. Title.
Announcers: Cole said six men are in the MITB ladder match on Sunday. So, trying to misdirect for the surprise seventh entrant, or they’ve dropped it all together?
Up next: Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro.
Authority’s Office: More Shane McMahon and Kane. Kevin Owens interrupted. Owens wanted to talk to Stephanie McMahon. Shane said he can help him out. Owens said Alberto Del Rio just showed up 20 minutes ago. He thinks it’s unprofessional behavior and he should be removed from the MITB ladder match. Suddenly, Del Rio barged in. He said he knew that Owens was the one who called airport security on him. They argued in Spanish, prompting Shane to try to calm them down. “Tranquillo,” he said.
Kane shouted that they need to exercise teamwork. Kane said they will team against Lucha Dragons tonight. And, if the Luchas win, they’ll replace Owens and Del Rio in the MITB ladder match. Owens said that’s ridiculous and not happening. Actually, Shane said, it will happen. He sent them away, then congratulated Kane on his idea.
In-ring: Sami Zayn was introduced to the ring for the next match. Cesaro was out next doing his James Bond intro to face Zayn.
SAMI ZAYN VS CESARO
After the bell sounded, Saxton highlighted their classic matches on NXT a few years ago. He said they bring the best out of each other. The match cut to an early break after an even exchange.
Back from break, Cesaro was working on Zayn after landing a big uppercut during the break. Zayn responded with a flying cross-body splash from the corner turnbuckle. But, Cesaro came back with uppercuts into a double stomp to the chest for a close two count. Moments later, Zayn popped to his feet to nail a big lariat, then a Michinoku Driver for a close two count.
Zayn tried to nail a high-flying move, but Cesaro cut him off with a deadlift vertical suplex for a close two count. Cesaro called for the Neutralizer, but Zayn blocked. Counters and reversals left and right, then Zayn suddenly flipped over Cesaro into a huge sunset flip powerbomb. The crowd exploded, then Zayn scored a three count. No kick-out from Cesaro.
The winner of the match: Sami Zayn
Post Match: Zayn pumped his fist as Cesaro sold being stunned in the corner. WWE replayed the finish, then Zayn and Cesaro stood up standing across from each other. WWE cut away before respect was shown.
One minute before the top of the hour, Michael Cole was standing in the ring to hype another WrestleMania-quality match this Sunday at Money in the Bank. He said this match is 15 years in the making. First, Cole introduced the 15-time WWE champion, John Cena.
Cena bounced out on-stage, then stormed the ring firing up the crowd. On commentary, Saxton went to a replay from two weeks ago of A.J. Styles acting like he was friendly with Cena, until turning on him to set up this new feud.
In the ring, Cena took his mic and twirled it around. Cena removed his cap to play with his hair while listening to the crowd. Cena said it’s a rowdy audience in N’awlings tonight. Have to keep mentioning N.O. to keep them engaged with this week’s show. Cena hyped the MITB card on Sunday. He said everyone has been wondering for 15 years what it would be like to see Cena vs. Styles.
Cena said year after year after year, the decision-makers in WWE would tell Styles that he does not belong here in WWE. He said this is where he has great respect for Styles, because it did not stop him. Cena mentioned PWG, Ring of Honor, and New Japan, where Styles was always the top dog. (TNA excluded from the list.) He said Styles has been regarded as the single greatest Superstar never given a chance from WWE.
Then, a New Era was introduced by Shane McMahon, who said yes, we want that guy. Now, at long last, the two Superstars who don’t need a title to be called champions will meet at Money in the Bank. Cena asked for Cole to step aside because things are about to get interesting. He said they’re going to do things a little different tonight.
Out came A.J. Styles by himself flashing a smile toward Cena. JBL said this is like the ABA and NBA and AFL and NFL meeting up to see how guys from different leagues would match up. Styles hit the ring and waited out an “A-J-Styles” chant.
Styles said the whole world is talking about what he did to Cena two weeks ago. He said he’s going to run circles around Cena on Sunday, and Cena won’t see him. And, I will beat you. Now, where do I sign?
Cena said let’s hold up for a second. Cena said he has two contracts here on the table. One is John Cena vs. A.J. Styles. The other is John Cena vs. A.J. Styles (w/The Club). Cena said Styles can sign the latter and he gets to beat Cena and be president of the B—- Club. Or, they can re-capture the electricity from two weeks ago with the divided universe.
Styles said he gets this. Cena thinks he’s going to beat him one-on-one on Sunday. Why? Because he’s a 15-time champion, won the Royal Rumble twice, and he’s the face that runs this place? Styles said Cena is underestimating him and he would have all the accolades, crappy movie roles, and Royal Rumble wins if he got the same opportunity 15 years ago.
Cena cut him off, shouting “enough!” Cena said Styles sounds like every other “indy dude” who feels entitled to the spot he got. He told Styles to man-up and take the challenge now. “So, you sign that contract and prove me wrong!” Cena shouted. Styles stared back at home. Or, you sign the other contract and you prove that your club isn’t full of bullets, but full of bull. He told Styles to get back on a bullet train to Japan, where he left his balls.
Styles, incensed, thought it over, then signed the contract for Styles vs. Cena one-on-one on Sunday. Cena signed the contract, too, as the crowd popped. Styles held up the contract and said Cena is going to find out real quick that he’s not like every other independent wrestler who comes through here. He said Cena is going to find out that Cena’s time is up and his time is now. Styles’s music played and he glared back at Cena, who locked eyes with a serious look.
Backstage: Sami Zayn talked to Shane McMahon.
Up Next: Lucha Dragons vs. Owens & Del Rio.
2013 MITB Flashback: Randy Orton won, then cashed in on Daniel Bryan one month later as part of Triple H’s heel turn at Summerslam 2013.
In-ring: Alberto Del Rio’s music played to bring out Del Rio. Cole plugged Raw tickets next week in Phoenix before Kevin Owens was introduced. WWE replayed events on Smackdown when Owens and Del Rio teamed up, and now have to team up again tonight to keep their MITB spots. Lucha Dragons were introduced next as their opponents.
KEVIN OWENS AND ALBERTO DEL RIO VS THE LUCHA DRAGONS
Del Rio nearly got their team DQ’ed, so Owens yelled at him to be smarter than that. So, Del Rio slap-tagged Owens into the match. Owens decided he wanted to leave, but scrambled back into the ring when Del Rio was nearly rolled up from behind. Lucha Dragons double-dropkicked Owens and Del Rio out of the ring heading to break.
Back from break, Owens and Del Rio continued to argue and angrily tag each other in and out of the ring. Suddenly, Kalisto dropkicked Del Rio into Owens’s face. Kalisto then caught Del Rio with Salida Del Sol. But, Kalisto was unable to make a cover. And, Del Rio rolled out of the ring to the floor. Owens yelled at Del Rio to get up and get back in the ring. No life from Del Rio, so Owens chucked him into the ring.
Hot tag to Sin Cara, who came off the top with a Swanton Bomb to Del Rio, but Owens saved the match by kicking Sin Cara in the head. Owens then dragged Del Rio to their corner to tag himself into the match. But, Sin Cara nailed high-flying offense on Owens. Kalisto then tried a suicide dive on Del Rio on the floor, but Del Rio pushed him into the barricade.
Back in the ring, Sin Cara nearly pinned Owens. But, then Sin Cara bounced the ropes and ran right into a pop-up powerbomb from Owens. Owens pinned Sin Cara to retain their MITB spots.
The winners of the match: Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio
Post Match: Del Rio superkicked Owens, then pointed up at the MITB briefcase. Del Rio shouted down at Owens that he’s winning MITB on Sunday.
Announcers: Cole introduced a message from The Miz, who is currently filming The Marine 5 and will not be part of MITB.
Facebook Video: The Miz sent a message to the WWE roster to keep working hard while he is gone. Miz asked for his coffee from a stagehand. It’s too cold. Get me a new one. Hey, who’s awesome? Uh, you are.
Up Next: Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho in the main event. Which was also the main event of Smackdown.
Backstage: Kevin Owens found Stephanie McMahon backstage to complain about tonight being crap. Fortunately, he’s still in the MITB ladder match, but his spot should not have been on the line tonight. Stephanie agreed. Owens said he heard Zayn put himself on commentary for the main event. Wait, who approved that? Owens said he heard Shane approved it. So, he thinks he should be on commentary. Stephanie approved that.
Suddenly, Alberto Del Rio showed up yelling at Owens for kissing up to the Boss Lady. Owens said he’s tired of seeing his face, and Del Rio said he wants to be on commentary, too. Steph said Del Rio can be guest timekeeper, okay? She left, then Del Rio and Owens went back to arguing.
Earlier Tonight: Roman Reigns vowed to beat Seth Rollins on Sunday. But, Dean Ambrose got the last word over both of them by vowing to win the MITB contract and then cashing in later in the night.
Authority’s Office: Stephanie and Shane argued about who’s on a power trip. No, they’re just having fun. Shane said perhaps they should one-up each other, so Shane booked Cesaro as guest ring announcer for the main event. Stephanie said she’s tired of this, but they both agreed that Kane should not run Smackdown, especially because Corporate Kane comes with baggage of Demon Kane.
Kane slid into the office after hearing the conversation. Is this about the time he hooked up a battery to his testicles? Because he thought they put that in the past. Shane said it’s not, but that didn’t help his case. Kane sighed and walked off to sadness. Shane said Stephanie is right that Kane is definitely not fit to run Smackdown. But, she is not fit to run Smackdown, either. Shane said they will continue co-running Raw. And, he will run Smackdown. Stephanie laughed at that proclamation. The announcers sold nothing being for sure around here.
In-ring: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were on commentary for the main event. And, Alberto Del Rio was over at the timekeeper’s area to ring the bell. Meanwhile, Cesaro was in the ring to introduce Chris Jericho. Cesaro announced that Jericho is from Winnipeg, but he presently resides in Idiot-ville. Jericho cocked his head in annoyance listening to Cesaro’s ring introduction. Raw cut to break with Jericho (and his scarf) walking into the ring.
Smackdown plug: Another round of the MITB deal with Cesaro & Zayn & Ambrose vs. Jericho & Del Rio & Owens in a six-man tag match.
In-ring: Cesaro introduced Dean Ambrose, from Cincinnati, Ohio, and fresh out of bed. Jericho sold annoyance with Cesaro’s ring introductions as Ambrose made his way into the ring. Cue the bell from Del Rio.
SportsCenter plug: Chris Jericho will be on ESPNews during the 9:00 p.m. EST hour.
DEAN AMBROSE VS CHRIS JERICHO
Jericho talked trash in Ambrose’s face, so Ambrose slapped him across the face to start the match. Ambrose then elbowed Jericho off the ring apron as the announcers talked about Jericho inventing MITB, but never winning it. Ambrose followed with a suicide dive to Jericho. Owens sarcastically clapped up Ambrose, so Ambrose yanked the headset off Owens’s head. Jericho used the distraction to smash Ambrose from behind, then toss Ambrose into the guardrail near Cesaro.
Jericho rolled Ambrose back into the ring, then nailed a double axe handle. Cole wanted to hear Zayn’s thoughts on being in MITB, but Owens talked over him. Jericho then smashed Ambrose to the floor with a dropkick. Owens stood up over Ambrose, then Zayn stood up and confronted Owens. Owens found himself in a tough spot between Cesaro and Zayn, then Del Rio suddenly stood up with a chair. “You don’t need a chair to ring the bell!” Owens shouted at Del Rio. Raw cut to break.
Back from break, Jericho was slapping Ambrose around in the ring. Meanwhile, Del Rio looked lonely at the timekeeper’s area, Cesaro watched from ringside, and Owens and Zayn continued bickering on commentary. Meanwhile, Ambrose and Jericho battled to the top turnbuckle. Ambrose flung Jericho to the mat, then tried a double axe handle, but Jericho blocked and slapped on the Walls of Jericho. But, Ambrose dragged himself toward the bottom rope and got the break.
Ambrose suddenly teased Dirty Deeds, but Jericho blocked, then hit the Lionsault for a two count. Jericho got up talking trash, losing focus, allowing Ambrose to lariat Jericho. Ambrose then nailed a splash for a super-close two count. The crowd thought it was over.
Jericho and Ambrose traded control, then Ambrose teased Jericho’s own Walls of Jericho, but Jericho blocked. So, Ambrose launched Jericho over the top rope. But, Jericho landed on his feet.Ambrose and Jericho went to Counter City blocking and reversing each other, then Ambrose finally hit Dirty Deeds. Ambrose scored the pin for the win. Del Rio rang the bell and Cesaro announced Ambrose as the winner.
The winner of the match: Dean Ambrose
Post Match: everyone stormed the ring to start brawling. Cesaro nailed his spinning elbow off the ropes in his James Bond suit to Del Rio, then brawled to the outside. Sign Guy lost his hat on the front row, then Zayn came flying off the top rope with a splash to everyone down at ringside. Cole said this is the chaos coming Sunday.
Jericho was the last man standing in the ring. He grabbed a ladder and set it up in the middle of the ring. Jericho climbed the ladder, touched the MITB briefcase, then grabbed it, unhooked it, and smiled. Jericho’s music played as he sat on top of the ladder crossing his legs. Drink it in, man. Jericho proudly held up the briefcase as Cole hyped the MITB card on Sunday. No Bray Wyatt. No word on the seventh MITB participant. Raw signed off five minutes past the top of the hour.
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