Location: Green Bay, WI at the Resch Center
Date: May 30th, 2016
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to the WWE Raw pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Booker T, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hype what we will see tonight, which is Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose, and Cesaro will wrestle Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, and Alberto Del Rio in a six-man tag team match.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. All of the Superstars are on the stage for a moment of silence. There is a video package for the soldiers. Shane and Stephanie McMahon walk down to the ring. Stephanie welcomed the fans to RAW. Shane said that the fans want her to be quiet. Shane says it’s time to shake things up in WWE as July 19th will be when SmackDown goes live on the USA Network. Stephanie reminds everyone that this is RAW and tonight’s show features the return of Cena. The New Day walk down to the ring. Kofi said that he has mixed emotions on SmackDown moving nights. Big E is excited. Woods said that he is paranoid about it. Big E says that there is a lot of speculation about the brand extension. Shane said that there will be a brand extension. Kofi said that he is the new era but Big E reminded him that he’s been here for eight years. Kofi wants to know where is The New Day going. Stephanie said that they haven’t made that decision. Kofi confronted her about dodging that question. Shane hinted at the fact that The New Day could break up. Woods begged with them not to break them up. New Day asked who would run SmackDown? Stephanie said that they haven’t figured that out yet. Big E said that there is a rivalry between them and that they should have a dance off. Shane then dances with Big E and Kofi. Stephanie started but The Vaudevillians walked out and interrupted.
Non-Title Tag Team Match: New Day vs. The Vaudevillians
English and Kofi started the match off. English landed a series of right hands then tagged in Gotch, who locked in a headlock. English was tagged in and landed a series of right hands. Gotch was tagged in and clotheslines him out of the ring.
We’re back from break with Kofi getting the hot tag to Big E, who hit a suplex to English. Big E with a spear and then another suplex. Big E with a splash then Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows ran out and attacked New Day.
Winners via DQ: New Day.
Post-match, Anderson and Gallows beat down Big E.
Anderson and Gallows cut a backstage promo about getting away from AJ Styles and putting the whole WWE roster on notice.
Big Show walked up to Apollo Crews backstage. Show said he doesn’t care about the new era. Show said that he is sure that Crews wants to kick Sheamus’ ass. Crews promised that he would. Show said that Crews has potential. Show said that Sheamus in paranoid right now to keep his spot. Show said Sheamus is a bully and asked if Crews would back down?
Tag Team Match: The Usos vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango.
Jimmy landed a series of right hands to Breeze and Fandango. Jey with a splash to Breeze then missed a back splash. Fandango with a big boot for 2. Fandango landed a series of right hands. Jimmy hit a big boot to Breeze while Jey rolled up Fandango for the win.
Winners: The Usos
Fandango and Breeze confronted R-Truth and Goldust, who were on commentary. This led to a big brawl and Goldust and Truth standing tall.
Roman Reigns walks down to the ring to begin hour two. Reigns said two years ago, Seth Rollins broke up The Shield and since then he calls himself the man. Reigns thinks it’s funny that he says that because Rollins is always running from the guy. Reigns called out Rollins. This led to Rollins walking out. Rollins acted like he was going to fight him but then stopped. Rollins was going to cut a promo but then stopped and acted like he was going to fight Reigns again. Rollins never got into the ring and walked to the back without doing anything.
Singles Match: Rusev vs. Zack Ryder.
Rusev tossed him around before locking in the Accolade for the win. Very short squash match.
Post-match, Titus O’Neil came out and said that Rusev is not a brute then attacked him. Rusev retreated while O’Neil stood tall in the ring.
A vignette for The Shining Stars was shown.
A recap package of Charlotte splitting up with Ric Flair last week. A backstage segment was shown of Stephanie telling Charlotte that she Charlotte is a waste of talent.
Big Cass and Enzo Amore cut a promo in the ring. They cut a promo about cheese and that The Dudleys have nothing on them.
Tag Team Match: Dudley Boyz vs. Big Cass and Enzo Amore
Cass and Bubba lock up to begin the match. Bubba backed him up, tagged in Devon, and Devon landed a series of right hands. Cass hit a double clothesline then power slammed the now legal Bubba. Enzo was tagged in and hit a clothesline.
We’re back with Cass and Enzo fighting back. Big Cass hit a splash to Devon in the corner and then a big boot. Enzo hit a top rope splash for the win.
Winners: Big Cass and Enzo Amore
Zayn, Cesaro and Ambrose talk about being on the same page tonight.
John Cena ran to the ring to open the third hour. Cena said no matter what, the US will help anyone and make sure that liberty continues. Cena said that he is very grateful to be back home. Cena said liberty is our life pulse. Cena asks if he still belongs here. The fans chanted YES. Cena says while he has been gone, there is a new era with new names and faces. Cena knows everyone thinks his days are done but that’s not the case. Cena said that he would not go quietly into the night. Cena said that the new era must damn sure go through him. AJ Styles walked down to the ring. The fans chanted for both men. Styles said that he has been waiting for this moment for a long time. Styles said that Cena has a bad rep and he doesn’t understand that. Styles says he knows how committed Cena is to WWE and he wants to be one of the firsts to say welcome back. They shake hands. Anderson and Gallows walk out. Gallows said that they agreed to go their separate ways but it appears that Styles is sucking up to Cena. Anderson said that they’re here to kick ass and Styles is included. Styles then punched Cena and Gallows and Anderson attacked Cena. The Club stands tall in the ring.
Singles Match: Natalya vs. Dana Brooke
Natalya hit a suplex then a series of right hands to begin the match. Natalya hit a suplex but was distracted by Charlotte and Brooke hit her finisher for the win.
Post-match, Brooke and Charlotte beat down Natalya until Becky Lynch ran down to make the save.
Dolph Ziggler cuts a backstage promo about beating Baron Corbin.
Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin.
They were about to lock up when Ziggler kicked him in the nuts and walked to the back.
Winner via DQ: Corbin.
Six-Man Tag Team Match: Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, and Chris Jericho vs. Cesaro, Sami Zayn, and Dean Ambrose.
Cesaro and Del Rio started off the match. They exchanged right hands then Del Rio sent him to the floor, into the barricade and back into the ring. Del Rio with a headlock. Cesaro fought out but was caught with a back breaker. Jericho was tagged in and put the boots to him. Moments later, Zayn got the hot tag and hit a crossbody to Del Rio. Zayn went for a big boot when Del Rio rolled to the floor. Ambrose attacked and clotheslines Jericho out of the ring. Zayn took out Owens, Jericho and Del Rio with an outside dive.
We’re back with Owens hitting a back splash to Zayn. Jericho was tagged and missed a kick. Zayn hit a powerbomb and tagged in Ambrose. He hit Jericho with a series of clotheslines then a crossbody. Ambrose with a series of chops then a kick. He went for Dirty Deeds but Jericho kicked him in the head. Jericho went for the Lion Sault but Ambrose put his knees up. Ambrose clotheslines him out of the ring and then hit an outside dive. Ambrose hit an elbow drop for 2 but Del Rio broke it up. Ambrose sent him to the floor and Jericho hit Ambrose with a Code Breaker. Owens tagged himself and covered Ambrose for 2. Cesaro hit Jericho with an uppercut and the Giant Swing. Del Rio hit Cesaro with a back breaker. Zayn took out Del Rio with a big boot. Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds to Owens to win the match.
Winners: Cesaro, Zayn, and Ambrose
Cesaro, Zayn, and Ambrose celebrated in the ring to close the show.