-Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch – DRAW
-The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler
– League Of Nations def. Lucha Dragons
– Ryback def. Adam Rose
– Y2AJ def. New Day
– Bubba Ray def. Jey Uso
– Big Show def. Kevin Owens by count out
– Naomi def. Brie Bella
– Dean Ambrose def. Alberto Del Rio by DQ
MONDAY NIGHT RAW – FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Video: The brawl between Roman Reigns and Triple H at the end of last week’s Raw
We kick things off with the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H coming out to the ring and takes the mic giving a definition of the word ‘Authority’ and everyone hates it and wants to challenge that authority and speak out but don’t because they are afraid
But that fear keeps things in place. Nature provides that fear so everyone will know their place in life. Triple H says Roman Reigns should know his place but chose to challenge authority and chose to challenge and disrespect him.
Triple H says that challenge and disrespect got Roman Reigns sitting at home breathing through his mouth and hoping his dream of going to Wrestlemania still exists and Roman Reigns should know his place
Dean Ambrose then comes out. Ambrose has a message for Triple H. Reigns said to say hi and that he’s coming for Triple H. Ambrose says he really wanted to talk to Triple H but last week was really busy and their schedules didn’t mesh
Ambrose asks Triple H who he did not want to win the triple threat at FastLane. Triple H says it’s irrelevant but the only two who mattered were Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose was never a factor. Ambrose gets in Triple H’s face and says he’s Dean Ambrose and pretty sure he’s the last guy Triple H wanted to face at Wrestlemania
Ambrose says Triple H doesn’t want to get in the ring with a guy like him because he knows he can’t beat Ambrose. Ambrose then challenges Triple H to a match. for the WWE Championship. Roman Reigns won the right to face Triple H at Wrestlemania but it doesn’t mean Triple H will be champion by April 3
Triple H says he’s Authority around here and Ambrose’s ideas don’t matter but this one does intrigue him an dwill take it under advisement as to whether it would be what’s best for business. Triple H says he was going to give Ambrose the night off but since he’s out here running his mouth then tonight Ambrose will go one on one with Alberto Del Rio. All his friends will be out at ringside and we’ll see if Ambrose will learn to respect Authority
SASHA BANKS VS BECKY LYNCH – #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH
Sasha and Becky lock up. Side headlock by Sasha and Sasha with a side headlock takedown. Roll up by Sasha. Jackknife cover and Becky bridges out. Drop toehold by Sasha and both women go for their finishers early on.
Waistlock by Becky and Sasha shakes her off. Sasha sends Becky to the outside. Baseball slide by Sasha. Becky with a baseball slide of her own. Becky throws Sasha back in. Sasha with a knee to the bridge of the nose and throws Becky into the ringpost
Back from break. Sasha in control and a nearfall by Sasha on Becky. Sasha misses with the double knees. Becky with an exploder suplex. Sasha with a knee to the face
Becky unloads with a series of forearms. Backslide by Sasha and Becky rolls out. Becky sent out to the apron and gets sent to the floor. Becky with a boot to the face. Becky on the top rope with a dropkick to the face.
Becky looks for the Dis-arm her. Sasha whips Becky into the corner. Sasha runs into an elbow. Sasha on the top rope and BEcky with a series of headbutts. Sasha with a sunset flip and all four shoulders on the mat ends the match in a Draw
The winner of the match: Draw
Bray Wyatt cuts a promo on the definition of insanity being doing the same thing over and over. Maybe he is insane. Or maybe his mind is the key to an idea and that idea turns into a plan.
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS THE MIZ
Ziggler and Miz tried to start hot with rapid-fire offense not given much time to work with. Suddenly, Ziggler ate the corner turnbuckle and Miz rolled him up from behind for a quick three count and the win.
The winner of the match: The Miz
Video: The return of Shane McMahon
Backstage: Stephanie is making her way out to the ring
In the ring, the Vince McMahon, Sr. award was hanging out in the ring. Stephanie McMahon’s music played to groans. Stephanie walked down to the ring as Cole plugged a “Collection” on Shane McMahon premiering Tuesday on WWE Network. WWE again plugged Shane vs. Taker at WM32.
With the arena lights dimmed, Stephanie spoke in the ring while standing next to the trophy. She said receiving the award from Vince was one of her proudest moments until her brother interrupted. Stephanie opened her folder to continue her speech from last week. After waiting out a “Shane-O-Mac” chant, Steph said Shane is not here tonight. And, he will not be here after WrestleMania when Undertaker beats him.
Steph began her speech about legacy and family. The crowd booed. She tried repeating herself, drawing louder boos. Steph then cradled the trophy like a baby and waited out a “We Want Shane” chant. Steph spoke again to loud boos. She was now angry, feeling disrespected by the crowd not recognizing all of her hard work and sacrifice.
Suddenly, Steph shoved down the podium and heeled on the audience for supporting Shane after he blackmailed his father. Steph said she can’t believe the audacity of Shane McMahon showing up after missing the last six years of WrestleManias and Raws. She said it’s abandonment and a lack of support for her family.
Stephanie said the sad part is she really loves her brother. But, she does not respect him because every time she lets her guard down, he stabs her in the back. Steph said it eats Shane alive that she is married to Hunter and has so much power. She said Shane thinks his sons are going to take over the family business, but her daughters will fight them for it. Steph said it won’t matter after WrestleMania since Taker will beat Shane and dismember him to where he’ll take a more permanent vacation.
Steph continued Hunter’s promo heeling on the audience for being wastes of life. She said people might not like their decisions, but there is no denying their work ethic or legacy of excellence. She said sooner or later, everyone will be forced to bow down to The Authority, The King, and The Queen. “Me!” she shouted. Steph took her trophy and left the ring.
LUCHA DRAGONS VS LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Sheamus knocked Sin Cara out of the ring early on. Rusev took advantage by smashing Sin Cara into the barricade. Back in the ring, Rusev stomped away on Sin Cara. Sheamus eventually lost control of Sin Cara, which allowed Kalisto to tag in. Kalisto smashed Rusev with high-flying offense, then a four-man brawl broke out.
Sin Cara took out Barrett on the floor, but Sheamus smashed Sin Cara with about 25 percent of a Brogue Kick. Kalisto answered with a dropkick to Sheamus. But, Del Rio distracted Kalisto, allowing Rusev to kick Kalisto in the head. Rusev covered the U.S. champion for the win.
The winners of the match: League Of Nations
Post Match: Del Rio inflicted bonus punishment to Kalisto, giving him the double corner stomp in the corner. The League celebrated in the ring.
Locker Room: Cole randomly fed to a backstage interview with Natalya sponsored by Subway. Renee Young asked Natalya about how she keeps fit. Natalya said choosing where to eat is a constant struggle. She plugged a new sandwich from Subway, then
RYBACK VS ADAM ROSE
Ryback throws Rose across the ring. Rose powered down o the mat and Rose off the ropes runs into Ryback. Rose goes after Ryback with kicks. Dropkick to Ryback and a nearfall. Elbows to the back of the neck.
Ryback picks Rose up and delivers the backpack. and it’s Ryback unloading with punches on Rose. Ryback picks Rose up and delivers Shell Shocked for the three count
The winner of the match: Ryback
Video: Brock Lesnar’s beatdown on Dean Ambrose from last week
NEW DAY VS Y2AJ
Jericho started the match against Kofi as the crowd chanted Styles’s name. Jericho tagged in Styles, and they combined to knock down Kofi before clearing Big E. to the floor. Styles and Jericho then landed a double plancha to the tag champs on the floor. Jericho smiled through his shiner as Raw headed to break
Back from break, New Day was in control of the match. Big E. and Kingston had Styles in their corner doing the routine of tagging in and out stomping a mudhole on Styles while Woods worked the trombone. New Day then dumped Styles to the floor, where Wood pulled out a deck of cards. Kingston pulled a card and shouted “I got his number!”
Big E. then tagged in and worked on Styles, who escaped a suplex and nailed a Pele Kick to the head. Styles then tagged in Jericho as Kingston tagged in. Jericho got a little loose with a bulldog on Kingston before dropkicking Woods off the ring apron. Kingston then rolled up Jericho from behind for a close two count.
Lionsault to Kingston, but Big E. broke it up. Styles then smashed Big E. out of the ring with a springboard flying forearm smash. Jericho then put Kingston in the Walls of Jericho center-ring. Kingston fought the hold, but had to tap out to loud cheers from the crowd.
The winners of the match: Y2AJ
Post Match: Jericho and Styles stood tall in the ring before WWE replayed the high points from the match. Styles then grabbed the mic and said he might be new around here, but that victory puts them at the top of the list of Tag Title contenders. Jericho said they are the new big things, so they want a Tag Title shot next Monday on Raw. New Day wanted nothing to do with it. Cole said “WWE officials” will decide before next Monday in Chicago.
In the ring, McMahon asked a quiet crowd what’s with the ovation. Don’t you know who I am? McMahon painted a picture of the night after WrestleMania when he introduces his son, Shane McMahon, after a miracle of Shane beating Undertaker. As a result, Shane would be running Raw. The picture continued that Stephanie and Hunter would immediately quit the business. It means Shane would put him on the corporate sidelines never seeing the light of day again. It means Shane would lead you into a new era of WWE. Pause for a “Shane-O-Mac” chant.
Vince said none of that is going to happen. He said only fools believe in miracles. He said his son might be foolish, but he still loves him. And, he will teach him a lesson out of that love. Shane said he is teaching him that lesson by putting him in the ring against a cold-hearted phenom and instrument for destruction, The Undertaker.
The bell tolled for Undertaker’s WWE TV return. Taker walked out on-stage dressed in his trademark hat, jacket, pants, and MMA gloves. Taker slowly walked down to the ring with a slight limp from years and years of beating up his body. Taker limped up the ring steps and slowly entered the ring as Vince sold being in awe of Undertaker.
Taker stared at Vince, who gulped as Taker’s presence. “Under-Taker” chant as Vince talked into Taker’s chest. “That’s right, he’s my force —” Taker grabbed him around the throat. Taker said Vince knows what’s going to happen when he closes the door behind him at WrestleMania. He said Vince knows what he does. “The blood of your son is gonna be on your hands,” Taker said. “Not mine.”
Vince remained frozen, then Taker’s music played again. That was it. Taker left the ring as Vince checked his throat to see if he was breathing. Vince sold gasping for air as Taker looked back at him before walking to the back. Vince took a few swigs of water as Taker continued walking to the back. Vince coughed into the mic and waited for Taker to hit the top of the entrance ramp.
Vince continued his speech that he will be standing here the night after WrestleMania recognizing that his son, Shane, has failed to beat Undertaker and failed him as a son. He said not only will Shane lose the match, but he will lose his inheritance, giving it all to Stephanie.
Vince said with all of the things that happened throughout the years, he will renounce Shane McMahon as his son. He said Shane will no longer be his son. “From my heart, he will just be a son … of a b—-,” Vince closed. His music played as Vince sold sadness thinking about that. Vince looked around the arena as his music continued to play. Raw faded out trying to dramatically sell Vince’s proclamation
JEY USO VS BULLY RAY
Jey took control of the match, then Devon pulled out a table from under the ring. The announcers pointed out the Dudleys claiming to never use tables again. Devon smashed the table into a flying Jimmy Uso, then Bubba grabbed Jey and dropped him with a Bubba Bomb for the win.
The winner of the match: Bully Ray
Locker Room: R-Truth was checking on his gear when Goldust walked in. Truth waved him off before he spoke, saying this non-sense about being a tag team needs to be over. Truth said he does not need a tag partner and he does not need a driving partner for “Ride Along” on WWE Network. “I am done. We are done,” he told a dejected Goldust. Goldust walked off. Truth felt bad after being so harsh to Goldust.
KEVIN OWENS VS BIG SHOW
Owens tried to avoid Big Show’s impactful offense early on, but Show knocked him out of the ring to the floor. Owens caught his breath, drawing Show to the floor. Owens used the outside to his advantage to knock down Show and nearly get another count-out win. But, Show made it back into the ring.
Back in the ring, Owens smashed Show with a running splash to the gut, but Show caught Owens on the top turnbuckle. Show crotched Owens across the top rope and Owens tumbled to the floor. Show smiled as Owens writhed in pain on the floor and was counted out. Cole said it’s the same way Owens beat Show on Smackdown.
The winner of the match by count out: Big Show
Post Match: Owens continued to writhe in pain as Show mocked him from the ring. Show bounced out of the ring as the announcers mocked Owens for a speed-bump on the Road to KOMania.
Backstage: Renee Young brought in Brie Bella to talk about facing Naomi tonight, one week after losing the Divas Title match against Charlotte at Fast Lane. Brie said she put up a strong fight against Charlotte, but did not get the win. Suddenly, Lana walked in. Lana said Brie is loved by so many, but she always manages to “bite the big one.” Lana said she has a figure and she has a man who can fight for her. She said Brie gets pity from the fans. Brie challenged Lana to meet her in the ring and go shave Rusev’s back.
BRIE BELLA VS NAOMI
Brie and Naomi were in the ring back from break. As the bell sounded, Cole recapped a “strange encounter” between Brie and Lana backstage before this match. Naomi kicked Brie hard out of the ring early on, then worked on her back after softening it up.
Naomi did some exercise in the ring, but Brie ducked a kick and followed with Yes! kicks. Naomi then used a distraction from Tamina to kind of put Brie in a submission. Naomi eventually applied it and Brie tapped out. Post-match, Lana walked out on-stage to mockingly applaud Brie following her loss
The winner of the match: Naomi
Announcers: Cole, JBL, and Saxton were shown on-camera. Cole introduced the latest 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductees – The Fabulous Freebirds. JBL talked up the Freebirds vs. Von Erichs defining Texas in the 1980s. Now they go into the HOF with Sting and The Godfather.
Cole then transitioned to the Divas Title situation.
Backstage: Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch politely argued about their “draw” in the #1 contender match. Charlotte and Ric Flair walked into the shot. Charlotte said they’ll have another #1 contender match this Thursday on Smackdown. Charlotte ran down Becky and Sasha since neither one will beat her at WrestleMania.
Earlier Tonight: Vince vowed to disown his son, Shane McMahon.
In-ring: Dean Ambrose was introduced for the main event. Ambrose limped down to the ring still selling the effects of last week’s attack from Lesnar. Cole said Ambrose faces Del Rio, with League of Nations hanging around, up next.
DEAN AMBROSE VS ALBERTO DEL RIO
Del Rio tried to punch Ambrose as the bell sounded, but Ambrose blocked. Del Rio then delivered a big suplex targeting Ambrose’s injured mid-section. Ambrose rolled to the floor, where Del Rio drove him repeatedly into the barricade. Del Rio celebrated as he re-entered the ring.
Del Rio waited for Ambrose to return to the ring, where he continued the assault. Del Rio wanted his top-rope double stomp, but Ambrose did a sit-up to yank Del Rio down to the mat. Ambrose tried to build momentum, but Del Rio dropped him with a backstabber.
Del Rio continued to assault Ambrose as JBL said this is what Brock Lesnar will do to Ambrose at Wm32. Suddenly, Ambrose blocked the cross arm-breaker with a rebound lariat. Ambrose then punched and slapped Del Rio as the crowd fired up behind Ambrose.
Dean tried to follow up with a top-rope move, but Del Rio blocked. Dean shook him off, though, and landed a missile dropkick. But, Del Rio kicked out of a pin attempt. Del Rio answered with a step-up enziguiri kick, but airballed a corner splash, sending Del Rio crashing to the floor. Dean then hopped to the top rope and wiped out all four League members with a splash.
Suddenly, Triple H’s music played. Hunter walked out on-stage looking for a fight. Hunter marched down to the ring as Del Rio recovered with The League on the floor. Suddenly, The League attacked Ambrose, causing the bell to sound for a DQ.
The winner of the match by DQ: Dean Ambrose