WWE RAW Opener:
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens with a look back at Vince McMahon and The Undertaker from last week’s show.
Shane goes to speak but the crowd is hyped for him. Shane says that’s overwhelming and thanks them. Shane says he missed them and gives a shout-out to Chicago. Shane says he was watching RAW with his three sons last week. He heard from his opponent The Undertaker, who he has respect for, then he heard from Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Shane says Vince lost a lot of respect from him. He brings up being written out of the will and denounced as Vince’s son. Shane calls his dad a miserable old bastard and says he’s lost his touch… with his business, his fanbase (fans cheer), with reality, with Shane and with his grandsons. Shane says everything Vince said just gets him hot and motivates him. Shane says his destiny is to be in control of RAW. Shane says everything is going to stop. A big “yes!” chant starts up. Shane says Vince’s tyrannical grasp on everything stops, The Authority stops, the backstabbing and backstage politics all stop because they are choking the life out of the business. Shane says there are so many guys with talent who get a break, then guys who have no talent that always get the breaks. That stops too. Shane says he’s not sure how he’s going to do it yet but it’s his destiny to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. Shane says there will be a new legacy and a new chapter of WWE when he walks out in control of RAW the next night. The bells toll and the lights go out for The Undertaker’s entrance. Fans go nuts. However, “No Chance” hits instead and out comes Vince McMahon to the stage. Fans boo.<
Vince says he bets the fans are disappointed because they wanted to see Taker walk down and dismantle Shane. A huge “asshole” chant breaks out at Vince. They stop and Vince eggs them on. Vince says Shane had the look of fear in his eye when Taker’s gong hit. A big CM Punk chant starts. Vince says that chant didn’t last long either, just like he thought. Vince goes on and mentions Stephanie gets everything. He’s getting the “what?” treatment already. Vince shows us a photo he found from when Shane was a little kid, right before their first wrestling trip to Worcester, Massachusetts for a WWE event. Vince found the photo in his desk but since Shane is no longer his son… Vince throws the photo down on the ground and breaks the frame, stomping on it. Fans boo. Vince says he won’t be needing that any longer. Vince goes on and brings up his grandsons. Shane tells him to be careful. He talks about how he will tell them after WrestleMania that at least they still have one father figure. Vince says his greatest creation will put his greatest failure to rest at WrestleMania. Vince calls for security to take Shane out of the building. Several guys march to the ring and Shane warns them. He says he’s a little amped up right now and will leave on his own so no one better touch him. Vince yells at them to get Shane out.
Shane warns them as Vince yells again. The first guy approaches Shane and gets hit with a bunch of punches into the corner. The others attack Shane and he fights them off. Shane with knees and punches. He tosses one security guy over the top and the crowd pops. Vince looks on from the stage. Shane’s music hits and he makes his exit, stopping to look at one of the security guys on the floor.
Neville vs. Kevin Owens
Back from the break and WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens is out for this non-title match. Neville makes his way out next to a pop.
The bell rings and they lock up. Owens takes it to the corner and comes out with a headlock. Owens drops Neville with a shoulder and covers for a 2 count. Owens with more offense in the corner and some playing to the crowd. Owens yells out at Cole. Neville with a shot to the nose but Owens comes right back. Owens sends Neville into the turnbuckle and back down in the corner. Owens mocks Neville. Neville fights back but Owens drops him and hits a senton for a 2 count.
Neville finally fights back with a bunch of kicks and nails Owens in the side of the head. Neville with a running forearm in the corner and a hurricanrana that sends Owens to the floor. Neville runs the ropes and dives out but Owens moves. Owens grabs Neville and sends him into the steel steps as we go to commercial.
Neville goes to the top and hits a Shooting Star Press to the floor on Owens. A “holy s–t” chant starts up. Neville brings Owens back in the ring and hits the standing SSP for the win. Neville takes Owens to the top but Owens fights and sends him to the mat. Neville runs into a kick. Owens goes to the top for a big moonsault but Neville rolls out of the way. Neville with a superkick. Neville goes up and nails Red Arrow for a pop but Owens kicks out just in time. Neville goes back to the ropes but Owens rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match, Owens rolls to the floor and clutches his title. He runs back in and clubs Neville from behind. Owens launches Neville into the ring post and he falls to the floor. Owens yells out and gets booed. Owens goes to the floor and looks at Neville as the referee checks on him. Owens grabs Neville for a powerbomb but Sami Zayn’s music hits to a big pop. He runs down and they start trading blows at the foot of the ramp. Owens with knees. Owens rolls Sami in the ring. Sami tackles him and mounts him with more lefts and rights. Neville assists and Sami clotheslines Owens to the floor. Neville and Sami greet each other as Sami’s music hits and Owens backs up the ramp. Sami stares him down.
– Still to come, a look at Triple H and Dean Ambrose. Back to commercial.
– We are back and we see a video filmed by the Rock talking about Wrestlemania 32.
– The announcers talk about what you can get for the next month if you are a new subscriber to the WWE Network. Then they talk about the WWE Title match on Saturday at Roadblock when Triple H defends against Dean Ambrose. We see what happened last week on Raw.
Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder are talking in the back and Stephanie McMahon stops by and Zack leaves. Stephanie says hello to Dolph and she thanks Dolph for talking down that tweet. Dolph brings up the Survivor Series in 2014 when he put the Authority out of power. Stephanie says she does not remember that because she is his boss right now. Dolph says that history tends to repeat itself. If Shane wins at Wrestlemania, the Authority is out of power forever. Stephanie says that Dolph is delusional to think that Shane can win. Stephanie says that Dolph will be in an elimination match against three members of the League of Nations and you don’t have a partner.
– We go to the ring and out comes Brie Bella. Back to commercial.
Brie Bella vs. Summer Rae
We come back and Summer Rae is in the ring. Cole leads us to a preview for tomorrow’s Total Divas episode. They lock up and Summer slams Brie by her hair. Summer attacks and ends up on top of Brie for a pin attempt. Brie applies a submission but Summer quickly makes it to the bottom rope. Summer gets the upperhand and stomps away on Brie. Summer with a knee to the back now.
Brie comes back and hits the “yes!” kicks and then the dropkick. Brie gets hype and hits the running knee. She goes to the second rope for a crossbody but Summer moves out of the way. Lana’s music hits and she walks down to the ring. Summer takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Brie up for the win.
Winner: Summer Rae
After the match, Lana comes in and kicks Brie, then drops her with Brie’s facebuster. Lana’s music hits and she walks away as we go to replays. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Cole touts WWE’s number of Facebook followers vs. other sports brands.
In the Arena:
We go to the ring and out comes Dean Ambrose to a pop.
Ambrose says the Road to WrestleMania was free and clear, everyone knew where they were going. He was getting off on the Suplex City exit and Triple H was planning on defending the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Roman Reigns. Some fans boo. Ambrose says then he came up and threatened to screw everything up by winning the title at Roadblock this Saturday on the WWE Network. He doesn’t care what Reigns or Triple H had planned. He’s hi-jacking the title at Roadblock and then hi-jacking WrestleMania. Ambrose says this bad attitude is getting some problems with people telling him he needs to bow down to authority. Ambrose says Triple H will respect him at Roadblock. Ambrose says he will be the face of Triple H’s company. Ambrose says his face is going to be on Oprah and People magazine. Ambrose says he and Triple H are going to attend charity functions and go to schools to talk with kids. Ambrose jokes about how he loves kids and is the poster face for “don’t try this at home.” Ambrose says he’s going to make Triple H buy him a shiny new suit. He goes on and talks about being the kind of champions people deserve. The music interrupts and out comes WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H in a suit.
Triple H speaks from the stage and says he hates to ruin Ambrose’s little fantasy. He says reality is that the title is staying with him for as long as he wants to. Fans boo. He says Reigns thought he could take the title but now they’re gluing his face back together. Triple H thought Ambrose knew better but maybe he needs another trip to the announce table. Ambrose says he will stand on top of the announce table when he wins the title at Roadblock. He says then, Triple H can suck it. Triple H laughs and says Roadblock is some name some idiot in marketing came up with. Ambrose is not a roadblock, at best he’s a speed bump or a pothole. He goes on and says Ambrose has the same serious problem with authority that Ambrose has. He says that’s not working well for Reigns. Triple H warns Ambrose that he could get hurt permanently if he keeps up the whole delusional thing. Ambrose says he would rather be delusional than whatever Triple H is. Triple H says he’s driven and goes on, then mocks Ambrose again. Ambrose invites Triple H to the ring so he can hear him better. Triple H takes a few steps down the ramp as fans chant. Triple H says he fights on his own time, not for the fans or Ambrose. Triple H says Ambrose will get his shot at Roadblock but until then, he’s going to do what successful people do… something everyone else here would know nothing about. Triple H is going to delegate… he announces Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt tonight. Triple H says Ambrose will come face to face with reality either tonight or at Roadblock but he realize that The Authority always wins. Triple H’s music hits.
– Still to come, Y2AJ vs. The New Day. Also, Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev, Sheamus and King Barrett in an Elimination Match. Back to commercial.
Elimination Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. King Barrett, Rusev and Sheamus
Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler. Cole reads the tweet he was forced to delete earlier. The League of Nations are out next without Alberto Del Rio.
Barrett starts off with Ziggler. Ziggler looks to take control early on but Sheamus assists and Barrett catches Ziggler in Winds of Change. Barrett uses the ropes and hits Ziggler with knees now. Sheamus tags in and beats on Ziggler with forearms. Rusev comes in and floors Ziggler for a 2 count. Rusev keeps control and dropkicks Ziggler after he tries to fight back. Barrett lays Ziggler on top in the corner and works him over. Barrett with a running knee for a 2 count. Sheamus comes in and kicks Ziggler around. Ziggler rolls Sheamus up but Sheamus comes back with a big clothesline. Sheamus keeps control and drops Ziggler after another knee. The referee checks on Ziggler. Sheamus gets in his face and talks trash. Ziggler unloads with strikes and headbutts. Ziggler keeps on and nails a big DDT. Barrett tags in but Ziggler moves and he hits the ring post.
Ziggler unloads on Barrett and takes out Ziggler. Ziggler ends up eliminating Barrett. Sheamus runs in but eats a superkick for a close 2 count as Rusev breaks it up. Ziggler dumps Rusev over the top. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick but Ziggler ducks it and rolls him up. Sheamus blocks the Fame-asser and Rusev nails a kick to the head from the floor. Ziggler turns round to a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winners: The League of Nations
– After the match, The League celebrates in the ring as we go to replays.
– We get a look back at Shane and Vince from the opener. Still to come, a look at Shane’s career. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get a good video looking at Shane McMahon’s WWE career. Saxton hypes Hell In a Cell at WrestleMania.
Becky Lynch is backstage knocking on Sasha Banks’ door and out she comes. Sasha says if it weren’t for Ric Flair, she would be facing Charlotte for the WWE Divas Title in a singles match at WrestleMania. She calls Becky a wannabe Leprechaun. Becky goes on and tells Sasha to spare her the “Nicki Minaj attitude” because they have a match against Team BAD tonight. We go to commercial.
Tamina Snuka and Naomi vs. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch
Back from the break and Tamina Snuka is in the ring with Naomi. Ric Flair and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte are seated at ringside. Becky Lynch is out first for her team followed by Sasha Banks. Becky starts things off with Tamina and gets double teamed early on as Sasha argues with the referee.
Naomi and Sasha get tagged in at the same time. Sasha catches a kick and nails one of her own. Sasha with double knees for a 2 count as Tamina breaks it up. Becky runs in and throws Tamina to the floor. Tamina pulls her out and throws her into the barrier. Back and forth with Sasha and Naomi. Sasha with the Backstabber and the Banks Statement for the win.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch
After the bell, Sasha has her hand raised but Charlotte attacks her from behind to boos. Charlotte mounts Sasha and slams her head into the mat. Becky runs in but Charlotte suplexes her. Charlotte stands tall and leaves the ring as her music hits and Flair watches from ringside with the title.
We see R-Truth dressed as a pizza delivery guy. Mark Henry asks what he has and he says nothing. He walks up on Goldust and has a special delivery – a Chicago deep dish pizza. Truth is trying to get back on Goldust’s good side. Goldust says a true partner would know he’s lactose intolerant and his butt would explode if he eats it. Goldust ends up storming off and Truth follows him apologizing. Henry walks over and grabs the pizza.
– Still to come, the WWE Tag Team Title match. Back to commercial.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Chris Jericho and AJ Styles vs. The New Day
Back from the break and out comes WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods. They cut promos on Y2AJ and about how they are a real team. The pyro interrupts as Chris Jericho makes his entrance to a pop. AJ Styles is out next to an even bigger pop. We get formal ring introductions from Lilian Garcia.
Jericho starts off with Kofi as Woods looks on from ringside. Jericho with a dropkick early on. Kofi ends up on the floor and Big E comes in. Styles and Jericho double clothesline Big E to the floor. Y2AJ take out The New Day on the floor and stand tall in the ring as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Big E is in control of Jericho for a 2 count. Big E beats Jericho down in the corner and they go at him with the Unicorn Stampede. Jericho ends up hitting Big E with a dropkick. Kofi comes in and tries to stop a tag but Jericho hits him with an enziguri. Styles gets the tag and unloads on Kofi. Styles nails Phenomenon for a close 2 count. More back and forth and pin attempts. Styles springboards in but Big E catches him in Big Ending. Kofi catches a distracted Jericho with a close 2 count. They go at it some more. Kofi runs into a forearm and goes down. Jericho with the Lionsault. Jericho goes to the floor on Big E. Styles springboards in and nails Kofi but Big E pulls Kofi to the floor as the referee counts.
Styles launches himself out and takes Big E down. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Styles comes in and Kofi rolls him up for a close 2 count. Kicks and forearms now. Kofi drops Styles. Jericho tags in and dodges Trouble In Paradise. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho in the middle of the ring. Woods tries to push the bottom rope but Styles runs over and nails him. Big E runs over and drives Styles into the barrier. Big E tags in but Jericho doesn’t see it. Big E charges but Jericho catches him in the Walls. It’s broken. Jericho blocks the Big Ending and sends Big E into the ring post shoulder first. Big E counters the Codebreaker into a Big Ending for the win.
Winners: The New Day
After the match, The New Day recovers and celebrates at ringside as we go to replays. They leave and we see Styles helping Jericho up. Fans cheer them as the music stops. Jericho drops Styles with a Codebreaker and fans boo. Styles gets up and Jericho hits him with a second Codebreaker. Jericho stands over Styles and talks trash. Styles pulls himself up using Jericho. Jericho grabs him, talks some trash and nails another Codebreaker. Fans boo louder now. Jericho goes to the floor and knocks the top off the announce table. He brings the Y2AJ t-shirt in the ring and stuff it down AJ’s mouth. Jericho calls him a son of a b—h and raises his arm in the air to more heat. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a replay of what just happened. Renee Young stops Jericho for comments backstage. Jericho wasn’t happy with fans chanting for AJ Styles all night. He hopes they enjoyed it because they won’t be chanting for Styles any longer. He walks off.
Kalisto vs. Tyler Breeze
We go to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion Kalisto for this non-title match. Tyler Breeze is out next.
Breeze with a kick to the midsection followed by a punch. Kalstio walks on his hands and he hits a head scissors. Kalisto with a kick and Breeze puts Kalisto on teh turnbuckles. Breeze with a super kick as Kalisto comes off the turnbuckles and Breeze gets a near fall. Breeze with elbows to the chest and he gets a near fall. Breeze with a reverse chin lock. Kalisto with a rollup into a Listo Kick. Kalisto with a springboard corkscrew splash. Kalisto blocks a super kick and Kalisto wtih Salida Del Sol using the turnbuckles for extra leverage and he gets the three count.
– Still to come, Ambrose vs. Wyatt. Back to commercial.
– We are back and it is time to announce the newest person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and it is the Big Boss Man.
Kalisto and Sin Cara walk in the back and JoJo wants to ask him a few questions about his Road to Wrestlemania. Kalisto says he has been watching Wrestlemania since he was a kid and he watched Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. He is looking forward to his Wrestlemania Moment.
Ryback stops by and he says that he does not mean to step in his spotlight. How does the Big Guy not have a match yet? Ryback tells JoJo to look at him and to look at Kalisto. He has respect for Kalisto and pound for pound he is one of the best. Ryback says that it is not believable to see little guys going around and saving the world. Robert Downey Junior and Ryan Reynolds are like Ant Man to him. Ryback says that Kalisto is a champion and he tells Kalisto to be on his own because being in a tag team only holds you back. Ryback tells Kalisto to watch him as he goes to the ring to rip the wings off the Social Butterflies.
Ryback vs. Curtis Axel
Out come the Social Outcasts – Heath Slater, Adam Rose, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. They hit the ring and Bo cuts a promo on Ryback. They start doing their “ye! ye!” tomahawk chop and dancing around the ring in a circle until Ryback’s music interrupts and out he comes. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and the match is joined in progress and Ryback punches Axel and biels him across the ring. Axel with punches and Ryback with a Thesz Press and he slams Axel’s head into the mat. Ryback with a running knee into the corner and he sends Axel to the floor. Ryback follows Axel to the floor and the other Social Outcasts distract Ryback and Axel hits Ryback. Axel with a running knee to the head and he gets a near fall.
Axel with forearm to Ryback. Axel with more punches but Ryback with punches to Axel and the referee tries to stop Ryback. Ryback wtih a marching muscle buster for the three count.
Vince McMahon says they will be breaking the record for Wrestlemania 3. Stephanie wants to talk to her father Vince about her brother Shane. The odds are against Shane, with it being the Undertaker and Hell in a Cell. What if it happens? Shane is your son. Vince says he has it. Stephanie asks, what if you don’t. Vince says he’s got it.
– We go to the ring and Dean Ambrose is in the ring. Back to commercial.
We are back and we see Bray in the dark. Bray says they will forever have their fates intertwined. At Roadblock, he will conquer the conqueror. He will slay the beast. That is Saturday. Tonight, he is going to use Dean as an example to show the world how cruel, dangerous, and sadistic he can be. He is the Eater of Worlds.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
They lock up and Wyatt with punches to Dean. Wyatt kicks Ambrose and Ambrose wtih a flying cross body and he punches Wyatt. Dean with a snap mare and snap elbow drop. Dean sets for a Regal Stretch and he applies a modified version. Dean rakes the face. Dean punches Wyatt and he climbs the turnbuckles and punches him some more. Dean with elbows to the head. Wyatt with a hard Irish whip. Wyatt punches Dean.
Wyatt wtih a slam and a diving head butt for a near fall. Dean with punches to Wyatt and then he puts Wyatt in the ropes and punches him. Wyatt with a flying back elbow and we go to commercial.
We are back and Wyatt with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial when he send Dean into the apron and then hit a superplex.Wyatt wtih a running splash into the corner. Wyatt punches Ambrose and sends him into the corner. Wyatt with a suplex throw and he taunts Ambrose. Wyatt runs into a boot and Dean goes to the turnbuckles but Wyatt with an elbow and Dean falls to the floor.
Ambrose and Wyatt both go down when they go for clotheslines on the floor. The referee gets to nine and both make it back into the ring in time. Wyatt and Ambrose exchange punches. Ambrose with punches and chops but Wyatt with an uppercut and it staggers Ambrose into the ropes and Ambrose bounces off the ropes but Wyatt wtih a clothesline and back senton for a near fall.
Wyatt with a punch and he puts Ambrose on the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm. Wyatt sets for a belly-to-back superplex but Ambrose wtih punches and Dean goes up top for an elbow to the chest but Wyatt catches him.
Ambrose escapes a uranage and Dean tries for a double underhook DDT. Bray goes to the floor and Dean goes for a suicide dive and Bray catches Dean and tries for Sister Abigail, but Dean escapes. Bray with a uranage onto the ringside barrier and they go back into the ring. Bray leans back and he punches Dean. Dean bounces off the ropes and he hits a clothesline. Dean goes up top and hits the elbow to the chest and both men are down.
The lights go out and then they come back on and while there is no Sabu, the rest of the Wyatt Family appears on the apron and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dean Ambrose (by disqualification)
Luke, Erick, and Braun attack Dean and then Bray hits Sister Abigail on Dean.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Hunter takes his tie off as he enters the ring. Hunter stands over Dean and circles him. Hunter stares at Bray when Bray gets too close. Hunter looks around and Bray touches the title belt before backing up.and leaving the ring with Erick, Luke, and Braun.
Hunter stands over Dean and he decides to do some spring cleaning and he removes the cover of the announce table and the monitors. Dean gets up and he hits a double underhook DDT. Dean holds the title belt as he falls into the corner.
We go to credits.