Location: Miami, FL at the American Airlines Arena
Date: January 25th, 2016
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to the WWE Raw pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. A video package of the Royal Rumble PPV is shown. Scott Stanford, Booker T, Corey Graves, and David Otunga talk about Triple H winning the WWE Title. Scott Stanford said that AJ Styles will be on RAW tonight. The panel discusses the Royal Rumble PPV and some of the matches that took place. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch is announced for RAW.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, there is a recap video of last night’s Royal Rumble PPV. Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon walk out to the ring to start the show. Vince said that he is feeling damn good. Vince said that Roman Reigns is a tough SOB, but they broke him in half. Vince said that one you’re broken you stay that way. Vince said he has a confession ever in WWE. That confession is that he enjoys the misery of others, and that’s why he likes to come out to the ring each and every week, but no one is more miserable than Reigns is now. Stephanie said that they had everyone fooled because they knew Triple H would win the match. Stephanie praised Triple H for being a hard worker and the greatest WWE star in history. Stephanie welcomed Triple H to the ring. Triple H said that Reigns is great but is lacking respect. He said that Reigns needs to learn to be in his place. Triple H said that WWE is his law and church, and he will be damned to have some disrespect that. Triple H said that he’s had a great career, and he does not need to be WWE Champion, but he wants to be champion. Triple H said that Reigns wants to be champion, and he doesn’t deserve so. Until he says so, he will be champion. Stephanie asked who would challenge Triple H for the title. Stephanie announced that at the end of the night, they will announce the main event for Fastlane. The winner of the main event of Fastlane would face Triple H at WrestleMania 32.
— WWE (@WWE) January 26, 2016
Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens
Ziggler hit Owens with a superkick to begin the match for 2. Owens regrouped and put the boots to him. Ziggler reversed an Irish whip and hit him with a dropkick.
We’re back with Owens in control of Ziggler. Moments later, Ziggler fought back and hit a superkick. Ziggler went for a suplex off the top but was pushed off. Owens with a big boot then the pop-up powerbomb for the win.
Roman Reigns is interviewed by JoJo backstage. Reigns told her that she needs to tell The Authority that he is here and awaiting their announcement.
The Social Outcasts are in the ring. Heath Slater points out Flo Rida at ringside. Bo Dallas demanded that Rida gets out of his seat and into the ring. Slater said that he doesn’t want to hurt Rida, who is now in the ring. Slater challenges Rida to a rap battle. Slater said that Bo is a rapper and put glasses on him. Dallas tried to rap and mocked Rida. This led to Rida rapping back about them then said welcome to Dudleyville.
Tag Team Match: Dudley Boyz vs. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel
The match is already in progress when the show cuts back from break. The Dudleys are in control of Axel The Social Outcasts distracted Bubba, which allows Axel to attack him from behind. Axel put the boots to him. Moments later, Devon got the hot tag and hit Axel with a series of clotheslines. Devon with a headbutt then got the crowd involved. Devon hit a splash in the corner then a shoulder block. They hit a reverse 3-D on Axel. Flo Rida dumped Slater into the ring, who was mocking Bubba. This led to Bubba hitting a slam and Devon hitting the What’s Up. They then hit the 3-D to Axel for the win.
Winner: Devon and Bubba.
AJ Styles cuts a backstage promo about himself. He said that he made headlines last night and turned WWE upside down. Chris Jericho walks up. Jericho said he knows who he is and has been waiting for Styles to be in WWE. Jericho said that tonight Styles has a chance to make a big impression.
Singles Match: AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
They lock up; Jericho hit a series of chops then a back elbow. Styles off the ropes and with a clothesline. Styles went to the apron but ran into a dropkick. Back in the ring, Jericho hit a suplex for 2. Jericho hit a big boot then a drop kick. Styles hit a dropkick and Jericho rolled out of the ring. Jericho used the top rope to his advantage, and we cut to break.
We’re back with both men hitting a double crossbody. Styles hit a series of kicks then a flying forearm shot. Jericho tripped him and went for the Walls. Styles countered and hit a neck breaker for 2. Jericho hit a bridge suplex for 2. Jericho hit a kick to the head of Styles for 2. Styles with a kick then a springboard forearm shot for 2. Jericho caught Styles and locked in the Walls of Jericho, but Styles got to the bottom rope. Styles caught him with a kick then went to the top rope and missed a frog splash. Jericho went for the Lionsault, but Styles put his knees up. Styles went for the Styles Clash but blocked. They reverse roll ups until Styles pinned Jericho’s shoulders down for 3.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 26, 2016
A limo pulls up, and we cut to break.
Singles Match: Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
They brawl right away. Lynch kicked her to the apron, but Banks used the top rope to her advantage. Lynch caught her with a forearm shot then a suplex for 2. Lynch then locked in the armbar, but Banks fought out. Banks sent her into the ropes and locked in the Bank Statement. Charlotte ran down to the ring and attacked both girls.
Match ends a no contest.
Charlotte then attacked Lynch and hit her with a suplex. Banks fought back but was cut off by Charlotte with a face plant.
Goldust told R-Truth that he is in search of a new tag team partner. Truth said that he is a married man and said that there’s nothing wrong with people that swing that way. Goldust said no he was talking about a tag team partner as Truth walked away.
Singles Match: Kane vs. Bray Wyatt
They lock up; they brawl around the ring until we cut to break.
We’re back with Bray in control of Kane. He hit a clothesline but missed a splash. Kane with a big boot then a series of splashes. Kane with a sidewalk slam for 2. Kane went for a chokeslam but blocked. Wyatt hit one of his own for 2. The crowd was chanting various things during the match. Wyatt ran into a big boot. Kane knocked Luke Harper off the apron while Wyatt hit Kane with a clothesline then Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt.
The Miz gets out of the limo in the back. Then, a truck pulls up, and The Rock gets out. Rock said that Miz looked like a blind nun and told him to park his truck. He gives Rick Ross a hug backstage. Rock walks into The Big Show, and they catch up. Rock said that The Big Show should have won the Royal Rumble a few years ago and that Big Show should have been in Fast and Furious. Big Show then broke a laptop. The Rock then runs into Lana. Rock brought up that she came to his hotel room last year in Brooklyn about how they got drunk and did some special exercises. Rusev then walked up. Rock said that they were just talking about him. Lana said that they were engaged to be married. He said that Rusev has lucky women because she is flexible as a hell. Rock said that he knew that he had to go to RAW since it’s in his hometown. He said finally The Rock is home! The Rock then walks out to the ring.
Rock asked the fans if they were ready for WrestleMania and they said yes. Rock said that WWE would break records at the event. Rock saw a few fans dressed up as past Superstars and said that this is the time they go off script. He said that the weed must be good in Florida. He welcomed them to RAW. Rock said WrestleMania is later, but he wants to talk about tonight. This led to The New Day walking out. New Day said that Byron Saxton is the best commentator in WWE and to watch the product. New Day said that they whooped The Dudleys and Usos. Kofi said that Rock calls him the People’s Champion, but they don’t see him wearing gold. However, they’re wearing gold. New Day brought up that Rock moved from Miami because of the paycheck. Rock said that he knows who they are and is amazed that they can be great with penis’ on their head. Woods pointed out they’re unicorn horns. Rock said that Big E reminds him of the Incredible Hulk banged Urkel and Big E was made. Rock demanded that they get in the ring so he can shove the trombone up their candy asses. New Day said that the fans do not deserve to see that happen and began to walk up the ramp. Rock said that plan A didn’t work, but plan B always work. He said that plan B is family. This led to The Usos walking out, and a brawl broke out. The Rock hit a Rock Bottom to Big E while The Usos took out Woods and Kingston. Rock hit a spine buster then the People’s Elbow to Woods. Rock said that they would see them at WrestleMania, and that ended the segment.
Tag team Match: Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Natalya and Paige.
Brie got on the early attack but missed a knee. Natalya got the hot tag to Paige, who kicked Brie in the face and hit a knee strike. Paige went for the PTO, but Fox kicked her in the head. Natalya hit Fox with a clothesline while Paige hit the RamPaige to Brie for the win.
Winners: Paige and Natalya.
Singles Match: Kalisto vs. The Miz
They lock up. Miz knocked him down and put the boots to him. Kalisto catches him with a kick, and we cut to break.
We’re back with The Miz in control of Kalisto. Miz hit him with a clothesline for 2. Moments later, Kalisto fought back and hit a springboard dive to take out Miz. This led to Miz kicking him in the knee and hitting a spike DDT for 2. Kalisto countered a move and hit his finisher for the win.
Tag Team Match: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus and Rusev.
Reigns and Sheamus start things off. The action breaks out in a brawl right away, and Ambrose takes out Rusev and Sheamus with a dive.
We’re back with Sheamus having Reigns in a headlock. Reigns fought out of it and got the got tag to Ambrose, who attacked Sheamus. He hit a splash to Sheamus. Alberto Del Rio attacked him from behind and tossed him into the barricade. Rusev is tagged in and attacked Ambrose then hit him with a suplex. Moments later, Ambrose got the hot tag to Reigns, who hit a series of clotheslines to Rusev. Reigns was distracted by King Barrett, and Rusev hit two superkicks then tagged in Sheamus, who hit a Brogue Kick, but Ambrose made the save. Ambrose sent Rusev to the floor then took him out with a dive. Reigns hit a spear to Sheamus for the win.
Winners: Reigns and Ambrose.
Post-match, Reigns and Ambrose cleared the announce table. Reigns power bombed Rusev through the table.
Stephanie McMahon walked out to the stage and said that the main event of Fastlane will be a triple threat match between Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar.
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