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WWE Monday Night Raw results 11/16/15: Divas Championship contract signing, Reigns vs. Cesaro



Show: RAW

Location: Greenville, SC at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Date: November 16th, 2015

Airing Live On The USA Network

Welcome to the WWE Raw Pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hype what we will see tonight that is the quarterfinals for the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament, The Undertaker and Kane appearing on RAW as well as Charlotte and Paige having a contract signing for their match at the Survivor Series PPV.

The usual promo code for Shop WWE is shown. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw.

Cesaro called into the show and talked about his goal to be the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Cesaro brought up how hard work still pays off and that he is living proof of that.

Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, there is a moment of silence for those who were killed during the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday. Michael Cole hypes the quarterfinals for the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament.

The Undertaker and Kane walk down to the ring. Taker said that standing before us is the true army of darkness. Taker said that vengeance awaits The Wyatt Family. Taker said that the Wyatts tried to claim their soles, but no one breathing or dead that can contain the darkness of the other side. Kane said that when you attempt to do that, you will get burned. Kane said that have saved a deep place in hell for the Wyatts. Taker said that Bray Wyatt’s way of evil is no match for theirs. Taker said that they have stood the test of time and will continue to do so. Taker told Bray to choose which member he wants to face him and Kane. Taker promised that they will never will rest in piece. This led to The Wyatt Family walking down to the ring. Bray said for 25-years Taker has reigned over the WWE.

Bray said that Taker and Kane do not have the same powers as they once did. Now, he does, and after Survivor Series, people will remember them as the one who put destruction upon the two brothers. The segment ended with the druids, who were out there, wearing sheep masks. The druids then tried to attack Kane and Taker, but they were not match for them. Kane and Undertaker took them all out then hit a double chokeslam to the final two. Bray Wyatt said that their date for destiny is this Sunday and told the brothers to follow the buzzards.

-Commercial Break-

WWE World Heavyweight Title quarterfinal match: Neville vs. Kevin Owens

They lock up, Neville with a head take over, and then a big boot to start off the match. Neville went for the Red Arrow, but Owens ducked out of the ring. Neville hit a top rope dive taking out Owens and sending us to break.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back from break with Neville trying to make a comeback. However, after several strikes, Owens cut him off with a big boot. Owens with a back splash for 2. Neville ducked a clothesline and hit a german suplex. Neville with a drop kick then went to the top rope where he hit a dive for a near fall. Neville went to the top rope but was met by Owens, who tried to knock him off. Neville jumped over him and hit a kick to the head. Neville went for the Red Arrow again, but Owens knocked him down. Owens went for the powerbomb but missed. Neville hit a superkick then a reverse hurricanrana. Neville went for the Red Arrow again, but missed and Owens hit the pop-up powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Owens.

Highlights of Paige’s WWE debut (April of 2014 and won the Divas Title from AJ Lee) were shown.

-Commercial Break-

Kevin Owens and Triple H are shown talking and then shaking hands. However, there was no audio of what they were saying.

Singles match: Tyler Breeze vs. R-Truth

Truth does some dancing then hit Breeze with a power slam followed by a leg and elbow drop for 2. Breeze caught him with a series of right hands. Breeze missed a clothesline and Truth hit him with a hip toss. Breeze kicked him in the knee then landed some strikes to Truth. Breeze locked in a half Boston crab, but Truth fought out and landed a series of strikes. Truth hit a front face slam then hit a leg scissors for a near fall. Breeze caught Truth, who was coming off the ropes, with the Beauty Shot for the win.

Winner: Breeze.

-Commercial Break-

WWE World Heavyweight Title quarterfinal match: Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler

They lock up, test each other's strength and then they both went for quick pin falls. Ziggler went for a superkick but missed. Ambrose with a headlock takeover, then clotheslines him out of the ring. Back in the ring, Ambrose locked in a half boston crab. He let it go to go up to the top rope where he hit a crossbody for 2. Ziggler ducked a clothesline and locked in a sleeper hold. Ambrose broke it up. They hit a double crossbody in the middle of the ring. Ambrose with a back elbow then went to the top rope, but Ziggler tried to knock him down. They exchanged strikes on the top rope and both men fell to the floor.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back with Ambrose in control of Ziggler. He hit a forearm strike but ran into a dropkick. Ziggler with the fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler with a splash in the corner then hit a DDT for 2. Ziggler missed the super kick, but Ambrose blocked and sent him into the corner then rolled him up for 2. Ambrose went for Dirty Deeds but blocked and Ziggler lock in the sleeper. Ambrose reversed and put one in of his own. Ziggler with a jawbreaker but Ambrose no sold it and hit a clothesline. Ambrose went to the top rope, but Ziggler ran up and hit a facebuster to Ambrose. Ambrose rolled him up for 2, but ran into a superkick for 2. They trade jabs, Ambrose got the better of the exchange. Ziggler rolled him up, but Ambrose held on and hit the Dirty Deeds for the win.

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Winner: Ambrose.

Post-match, Ambrose cuts a promo in the ring about how when he’ll win the WWE Title he’ll change everything in the WWE. He said that he will throw out all of the rules. He promised to turn WWE into the Ambrose asylum.

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The New Day cuts a promo while walking down to the ring about the Survivor Series and how it will mark the one year anniversary since they made their debut in WWE as a group. They mock Jey Uso for being injured earlier this year.

Six-man tag team match: The Usos and Ryback vs. The New Day

Xavier Woods and Jimmy Uso start things off. Woods reversed a move but was caught by an uppercut. Jimmy then sent him to the floor. Jey was tagged in and hit a dive taking him out. Back in the ring, Woods caught him with a kick. The New Day then put the boots to him in the corner. The New Day controlled Jey. Ryback ran into the ring and attacked The New Day causing the DQ. He then started hitting power slams to all of the New Day members. Ryback caught the crowd fired up. Ryback then sent Kingston to the floor. He hit a press slam to Woods to the floor.

Highlights of Charlotte winning the Divas Championship is shown.

-Commercial Break-

Roman Reigns cut a promo before his match about how he earned the right to fight Seth Rollins for the WWE Title. However, due to injury, that will not be happening. He said that his road to the title is getting rougher as he is not a sellout and will have to fight his way to the title. He said this run ends this Sunday as him being WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

WWE World Heavyweight Title quarterfinal match: Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro

They lock up, Cesaro took him down and locked in a headlock. Cesaro hit a sunset flip into a roll up for 2. Cesaro with a gut wrench power slam for 2. Cesaro went for a slam, but Reigns blocked. Reigns with a power slam for 2. Reigns sent him into the corner then worked the left arm of Cesaro. Cesaro reversed and hit a springboard uppercut. He went for the Giant Swing, but Reigns blocked. Cesaro with a drop kick sending Reigns to the floor. Cesaro with an uppercut as the show went to break.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back with Cesaro with Reigns in an arm submission. Cesaro sent him out to the floor, he went for a big uppercut, but Reigns caught him with a big boot. Back in the ring, Reigns hit a clothesline. Reigns fought back with right hands then clothesline. Reigns with a back suplex. Cesaro with a knockdown and then hit the Giant Swing into the sharpshooter. He let it go to transition into the cross face submission. Reigns fought out and hit a back slam for 2. Reigns backdropped him to the floor. Reigns hit the drive by on Cesaro. Back in the ring, Reigns hit a clothesline then several more in the corner. Cesaro went for an armbar, but Reigns countered with a powerbomb. Reigns missed the Superman Punch and Cesaro hit the uppercut for the near fall. Reigns connected with a right hand, but Cesaro drop kicked him to the apron. Cesaro went for a suplex off the top rope, but Reigns fought back and hit a Superman Punch. Reigns then went for a spear but blocked. Cesaro went for a neutralizer but blocked. Cesaro with a rollup for 2. Reigns with the Superman Punch then the spear for the win.

Winner: Reigns.

-Commercial Break-

Tag team match: Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension

Bubba Ray and Viktor started things off. Bubba with a knockdown and then a big boot. Konnor was tagged in and hit a series of right hands. Bubba fought back and got the hot tag. He hit a splash on Viktor then a clothesline for two as Konnor broke up the pinfall. Devon sent Konnor to the floor then tagged in Bubba to set up the 3-D.

Winners: Dudley Boyz.

Zeb Colter cuts a backstage promo about Alberto Del Rio’s next match with Kalisto. Colter said that Del Rio is about to become the new WWE Champion. Triple H then walked up and said that with the right kind of help, Del Rio could become the man of the people and WWE.

-Commercial Break-

WWE World Heavyweight Title quarterfinal match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto

Del Rio jumped him to begin the match. He went for a backdrop, but Kalisto blocked. He hit a hurricanrana off the apron sending Del Rio to send us to break.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back with Kalisto attempting a back elbow, but he botched it and Del Rio put him on the top rope. He tried to rip of Kalisto mask in the corner to allow him to hit a shoulder block, but missed and ran into the ring post. Kalisto hit dive off the top rope then a springboard crossbody. Del Rio cut him off with a right hand. Kalisto with a head takeover into a pinfall that only got him a two count. Kalisto went for a springboard but was knocked down. Del Rio then hit his double foot stomp off the top rope for the win.

Winner: Del Rio.

-Commercial Break-

Paige and Charlotte walk down to the ring for the final segment of the show for the Divas Championship contract signing. Paige promised to take back her Championship this Sunday. Charlotte asked why Paige turned on her. Charlotte said that she wanted to be just like Paige when she got to NXT. She brought up her late brother Reid Flair and said that is the reason she is here today. Paige said that she’s been using Charlotte all long. Charlotte said that PCB was going to change things. Charlotte said that Paige was never a champion. A champion is a role model and someone that those kids wants to be like. Paige said that Charlotte is naive. Paige said no one will have Charlotte’s back this Sunday and that includes Ric Flair. Charlotte said that she will fight just like everyone has done in her family. Paige said that it won’t help as her little brother did not have much fight in him. This led to a brawl breaking out. Things settled down and Paige walked up towards the stage. Charlotte stood in the ring to close the show.

Thanks for watching along and we will see you next time.