– Sami Zayn vs Cesaro – No Winner
– Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens def. Cesaro and The Miz
– Shining Stars def. Brian Kennedy and Scott Jackson with The Shining star
– Dana Brooke def Becky Lynch
– Breeze-Dango def. Golden Truth
– The Usos def. The Club
– Colin Cassady def. Devon Dudley
– Alberto Del Rio def. Kalisto
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – MAY 15, 2016
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw from Greensboro North Carolina and tonight we have a tag team match that broke earlier today on WWE.com. On this, the go home show to WWE Extreme Rules we will see The Usos collide with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
We kick things off with AJ Styles making his way out to the ring. Styles says he is tired of Roman Reigns calling him a liar and it’s not just him. He’s heard it at the airport and on social media. Styles throws to the big screen where we see several tweets questioning Styles’ friendship with Gallows and Anderson
Styles asks if this is not the new era of the WWE. This is not new to AJ Styles and he says he’s headlined Tokyo Dome in front of 60,000 people and has been champion all over the world and for those in the WWE Universe who don’t know him they don’t call him phenomenal for nothing. The WWE Champion makes his way out to the ring
Reigns says Styles may have headlined all over the world and won championship after championship but none of it matters if he hasn’t won THE championship. We get a “Rollins” chant and Reigns says the fans are not getting Rollins they’re getting Reigns vs Styles at Extreme Rules
Reigns says Styles is phenomenal…at lying and says he is going to be in The Usos corner and asks if Styles is going to be in The Club’s corner. Styles says he’s going to be everywhere Reigns is until he has the championship. Styles says this Sunday he’s going to be the guy. Reigns says Styles is in the big fight now and it’s not going to be that easy and if he wants to put Styles through a table he will, if he wants to beat Styles within an inch of his life he will and Styles can’t beat Reigns on his own so he knows The Club is going to be out there but so will The Usos.
And Styles will find out that The Bloodline is stronger than The Club. Gallows and Anderson come out. The Usos come out to the ring and Reigns takes a shot at Styles who jumps to the outside and is held back by Gallows and Anderson as The Bloodline look on
Tonight: Charlotte-Natalya Extreme Rules Contract Signing
Up Next: Sami Zayn vs Cesaro
The Miz and Maryse make their way out to ringside for commentary as Raw goes to break
SAMI ZAYN VS CESARO
Powerslam by Cesaro to Zayn off the irish whip. Zayn with a shoulder tackle flipping over Cesaro. Cesaro gets sent to the outside and Zayn looks to fly to the outside but stops
Owens leaves his position at commentary and goes to leave the ringside area but takes a shot at Miz and grabs the Intercontinental Championship. Owens goes to leave but Miz attacks Owens and the referee calls for the bell as all four start brawling inside the ring.
The winner of the match: None
Post Match: Shane McMahon comes out and says everyone’s had it with the four of them and they will battle this Sunday but tonight they will take their aggression out on each other in tag team form. Stephanie comes out and says Shane did good but considering what happened on Smackdown a better match would be Kevin Owens teaming with Sami Zayn against Miz and Cesaro and if Owens bails on Zayn tonight to not bother showing up on Sunday and who knows this may rekindle their friendship
CESARO AND MIZ VS SAMI ZAYN AND KEVIN OWENS
Impromptu tag match in progress as we come back from break and Zayn goes to work on Cesaro’s arm with a wristlock. Cesaro turns it around with an armdrag into an armbar. Zayn into an armbar of his own.
Cesaro with a slam to Zayn. Cesaro with an uppercut and Miz in the ring now executes a suplex on Zayn. Side headlock to Zayn. Miz with a slam. Owens tags in and delivers a senton to Miz. Miz with a roll up to Owens. Owens with a right hand as Owens tags Zayn.
Zayn with an irish whip and Miz sends Zayn crashing to the floor off the distraction by Maryse as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Cesaro with a boot to Zayn. Axehandle to Zayn. Miz tags in. Miz with a snapmare and a kick to the face. Cheap shot to Owens. Miz goes for the SCF but Zayn counters with a nearfall. Zayn fights out of the corner. Owens tags in takes out Cesaro.
High elbow to Miz and a missile dropkick. Running clothesline by Owens. Owens connects with the cannonball. Miz with a right hand and Cesaro fires up the Uppercut Express.
Cesaro with the backbreaker unknown to him that Miz tagged in. Miz runs in and throws Cesaro out and attempts the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro returns and attempts an SCF. In all the chaos it’s Zayn who picks up the three count and the win for his team
The winners of the match: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Post Match: Owens lays Zayn out
Backstage: Renee knocks on Chris Jericho’s locker room door. Jericho comes out and says is jacket should be in The Smithsonian and he wants Ambrose arrested but will give him one chance to apologize otherwise Ambrose will be sorry
SHINING STARS VS BRIAN KENNEDY AND SCOTT JACKSON
Primo and Epico controlled the match hitting the Shining Star on Brian Kennedy for the three count
The winners of the match: The Shining Stars
Post Match: Shining Stars said everyone should come to Puerto Rico and take part in the shining star of the Carribbean
Dean Ambrose walks out to the ring and says from the moment he got here people have been puzzled by his decision making and questioned his stability. He never agreed with that assessment but last week when Jericho strapped him in the straight jacket it felt like he was in an asylum and didn’t like it
So, there’s something he needs to do. He needs to talk to Chris Jericho and calls Jericho out. Jericho tells Ambrose to shut his mouth. He’s not interested in talking to Ambrose, he’s going to tell Ambrose what to say and Ambrose is going to apologize.
Ambrose destroyed a $1500 jacket and he has that kind of money as he’s almost a millionaire but Ambrose destroyed a part of his legacy and owes Jericho $1500 and an apology. Ambrose says that’s not happening. Ambrose says he called Jericho out to challenge him to a match at Extreme Rules.
Jericho accepts and Ambrose says he wants to be sure because this IS Extreme Rules. Jericho says he can see through Ambrose and says HE is a lunatic and it’s true there is nobody in this company scarier than him. He is a six time World Champion and The Best In The World At What He Does. He’s not scared of Ambrose but for Ambrose because Sunday he’s going to show Ambrose what a lunatic looks like when he beats Ambrose with not a tear in his eye and no remorse and this Sunday he’s going to give Ambrose the Gift Of Jericho
Ambrose says he spoke with Shane and Shane said he can have any match he wants so he welcomes Jericho to the first ever Asylum Match. Jericho thinks he has to climb over the cage but that won’t work.. Jericho may be the best in the world at what he does but when he steps into the cage all he’ll be doing is screaming with pain
Earlier Tonight: AJ Styles-Roman Reigns confrontation
Still to come: The Usos vs. Gallows & Anderson with Reigns and Styles in their respective corners.
Up Next: Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke were shown walking down the hallway in a split-screen. Suddenly, the split-screen went to a solo shot of Dana mocking three male production assistants. Dana told The Tall One to get in shape. He hung his head in shame as Dana walked off.
In Ring: Becky Lynch was introduced for singles action. WWE cut to footage from last week when Emma introduced Dana Brooke to Becky, who took a beating. With Emma gone with a back injury, Dana was introduced to the ring by herself. Cole noted Emma has been sidelined indefinitely, leaving Dana by herself.
DANA BROOKE VS BECKY LYNCH
Saxton, the designated NXT roster correspondent, noted that Dana likes the spotlight and will gladly pick up where Emma left off picking on Becky. JBL wondered why no one likes Becky. In the ring, Becky played the experience card out-quicking Dana before kicking her out of the ring. Becky then blasted her on the floor, but Dana turned it around by smashing Becky into the guardrail.
Back in the ring, Becky and Dana exchanged control until Becky fired off a round of dropkicks. Suddenly, Dana trapped Becky’s shoulders to the mat and sat on her to secure a three count for the win. Becky sold frustration losing as Dana gloated on the outside.
The winner of the match: Dana Brooke
Still to come: Women’s Title contract signing between Charlotte and Natalya. Shane and Stephanie will preside. No sign of Ric Flair in the graphic.
GOLDEN TRUTH VS BREEZE-DANGO
Golden Truth with the double team on Breeze early on. Breeze tags Fandango. Fandango with an irish whip and doublee clothesline sends both Truth and Fandango to the mat. Breeze and Goldust in. Goldust unloads on Breeze. Inverted atomic drop.
Goldust with an opened handed slap. Powerslam to Fandango. Spinebuster by Breeze. Truth inadvertently hits Goldust with the superkick as Breezee-Dango pick up the win
The winners of the match: Breeze-Dango
New Day come out to the ring and introduce their time machine the New Day-Lorean cutting a promo on The Vaudevillains. The Vaudevillains attack New Day from behind.
THE USOS VS THE CLUB
Before the bell sounded, everyone stood in the ring jaw-jacking before referee Mike Chioda got some order. Anderson and Jimmy Uso started things off battling for control. Anderson scored early offense, then the Usos targeted a big bruise on Anderson’s chest by nailing chops. The Usos cleared Anderson from the ring, then The Club regrouped on the floor. Styles tried to talk some strategy before returning to the ring.
The match reset with a “We Want Balor” chant from the vocal fans facing the hard camera. Meanwhile, Gallows entered the ring to fight Jey Uso. Gallows landed repeat elbows to Uso’s chest, then tagged in Anderson, who stomped Uso in the Club’s corner. The action broke down on the floor as Styles and Reigns watched carefully from a distance. Raw cut to break with Styles and Reigns engaging in a heated discussion.
The Club taking control of the match. Anderson up on the top rope hooks Jey up for a superplex but Jey blocks it. Anderson plants Jey. The Usos turn the table as they connect with a kick to Anderson. Jey up to the top rope hits the big splash for the three count
The winners of the match: The Usos
Post Match: AJ goes to use the chair on Reigns but Reigns catches him and lays him out. Gallows gets nailed with a Superman Punch. Styles gets back to his feet and brings the chair down on Reigns.
COLIN CASSADY VS DEVON DUDLEY
Devon connects with a left hand flooring Cass. Cass gets up and hits a big boot to Bubba sending him crashing to the floor. Cass then plants Devon with the East River Crossing for the three count
The winner of the match: Big Cass
ALBERTO DEL RIO VS KALISTO
Del Rio took control early on. Hey, crooked referee Charles Robinson is the official for this match. A minute in, WWE cut backstage to show Sin Cara watching his tag partner battle. Meanwhile, Cole and JBL argued about whether Del Rio or Kalisto is a bigger deal in Mexico. It’s a trick argument, as the answer is neither one since WWE didn’t bother them to advertise them for their return tours to Mexico this year.
Kalisto then smashed Del Rio to the floor and wanted a leaping head scissors, but Del Rio caught the champ in mid-air and smashed him into the guardrail. Del Rio stood tall on the floor heading to break.
Back from break, Del Rio had Kalisto’s mask half-way off with a reverse chinlock back in the ring. WWE cut back to Sin Cara watching the match on the monitor. Suddenly, Rusev attacked Sin Cara from behind. Kalisto would have had no way of knowing, but WWE informed Kalisto of what was going on by showing the attack on the big screen. Meanwhile, Del Rio hit the pause button on the match by keeping Kalisto trapped in the ropes for a while.
Back in the arena, the crowd chanted for Lana after seeing her standing next to Rusev after he took out Sin Cara. Del Rio went back on the attack as the crowd went quiet deciding that Rusev (and Lana) were not coming out to ringside. Del Rio took forever to set up for his corner stomp on Kalisto, who eventually crotched Del Rio. Kalisto followed with a top-rope huracanrana. No follow-up, though. Awkward feeling in the building with Sin Cara taken out and a match still going on.
Both Del Rio and Kalisto sold on the mat for a few awkward moments as Rusev quietly emerged in the arena kicking Sin Cara down to ringside. The crowd’s attention was diverted as Kalisto sold not realizing that Sin Cara was compromised. Rusev then posted Sin Cara as Kalisto finally realized what was going on. Del Rio eventually flipped over Kalisto with a Backstabber from behind. Del Rio pinned Kalisto as his former League of Nations teammate Rusev sneered from ringside. They finally worked together … after breaking up.
The winner of the match: Alberto Del Rio
Post Match: Del Rio exited stage left and Rusev entered the ring from the other side to avoid any League of Nations imagery since the faction is over. Rusev kicked Kalisto in the head, then put him in The Accolade. Rusev tried to break Kalisto in half as refs spilled out to try to subdue Rusev. Rusev eventually left the ring and grabbed the U.S. Title belt. He posed over a fallen Kalisto as Cole predicted a new U.S. champion on Sunday. Well, not anymore.
Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon were in the ring playing nice with each other. The contract table was a tabletop instead of a board-room table. Odd. Stephanie started to introduce Women’s champion Charlotte, but Ric Flair’s music interrupted.
Big pop for Flair coming out in the middle of Flair Country. Flair stood on the stage to talk to his people. Flair said if you’re going to introduce a Flair, then do it the proper way. He asked the fans to stand up and show the proper respect for his daughter, Charlotte. Cole said it’s the second-generation of Flairs entering the Greensboro Coliseum. Cole and JBL hyped Flair’s history in this building, accentuating the point on why the contract signing is in the main event spot.
Flair and Charlotte entered the ring to woos. Charlotte dryly asked where she signs the contract. Shane said someone is missing, then he brought out Charlotte’s opponent on Sunday, Natalya.
Natalya made her way to the ring and thanked the McMahons. She said she will sign the contract momentarily, but she wants to get something off her chest. Natalya repeated her WWE website interview about Charlotte losing her way under the guidance of her creepy father Ric Flair. She said she wants to beat the Charlotte from NXT, not this version.
Shane moved on to getting some signatures. Natalya signed first. Charlotte told Nattie that she’s delusional. She said these people are not here to cheer for Nattie because these are her people. Charlotte said she could punch everyone’s best friend in the face and the people would still cheer her. Charlotte said she is a living, breathing goddess. Why? Because her last name is Flair. “You don’t boo a Flair!” she told the booing crowd.
Charlotte said her last name is Flair, while Natalya is just “Nattie.” Flair wanted to do some woos, but Charlotte told him to calm down because it’s her ring. Charlotte told Nattie that she’s just another whiny, complaining Hart member. She said all of this is a waste of her time anyways. She asked for the contract to get this over with. Charlotte looked it over, flipped a page, and eventually thought better of it.
“What is this?” she asked. There was a line in the contract that Flair didn’t like. Shane said there is an added stipulation because of what happened last week. He said that if Flair even walks down to ringside this Sunday, Charlotte will forfeit the Women’s Title. Shane went so far as to take a few precautions. He called for security to come down to ringside.
Stephanie spoke that if Flair and Charlotte do not sign the contract right now, then Charlotte will forfeit the title. Steph said she needs to learn how to stand on her own. “Well then, I guess I’ll sign then,” Charlotte sarcastically said.
Flair went nuts, cutting a promo on Stephanie that she’s the worst businesswoman ever. And he’s only tolerating her because of her husband, Triple H. Shane told Flair to calm down and not talk to her sister like that. The N.C. crowd didn’t know how to react as Flair sold for the McMahons, then Flair started removing clothing. The crowd popped for old-school Flair as Charlotte freaked out about her dad losing it.
Flair got in Shane’s face wanting to fight, telling Shane they’re going to carry him out of here (WWE) next time. That was interesting. As things got tense, Steph walked in and slapped Flair across the face, sending him reeling across the ring. Charlotte freaked out and charged toward Steph, but Nattie dropped her to the mat and slapped on the Sharpshooter. Charlotte tapped out, which the announcers noted will cost her the title in a Submissions match on Sunday.
Charlotte eventually got out of the ring and tried to catch up with Ric, who was escorted up the ramp by security. Meanwhile, Nattie held up the Women’s Title in the ring to a mixed reaction as Cole hyped that potential image on Sunday. Cole closed with final hype for Extreme Rules on Sunday as Raw signed off at 11:09 with Natalya standing tall in the ring.