Location: Columbus, OH
Date: July 4th, 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 and Corey Graves hyped what we will see tonight, which is the Team USA vs. Team World tag team match. WWE announced that Dolph Ziggler would wrestle Seth Rollins. Becky Lynch will wrestle Summer Rae on RAW.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW. We see all of the Superstars backstage and get into a food fight. Lilian Garcia sang the National Anthem in the ring.
United States Title Match: Rusev © vs. Titus O’Neil.
They exchanged shots to begin the match. O’Neil landed some right hands in the corner and hit a back body drop. Rusev suplexes him to the floor and then sent him into the ring steps. Back in the ring, Rusev applied a headlock, but O’Neil fought out of it. O’Neil hit a series of shoulder blocks and then a splash in the corner. O’Neil went for a powerbomb, but Rusev got out of it. O’Neil with a power slam and then a powerbomb. Rusev caught him with a superkick and then locked in the Accolade for the win.
Post-match, Rusev cut a heel promo about Independence Day and said happy birthday America.
The Social Outcasts walked down to the ring, and they were dressed as they were in 1776. Enzo Amore and Big Cass walked out and mocked them.
Tag Team Match: Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.
Dallas and Axel beatdown Amore in the early going. Enzo fought back and got the hot tag to Big Cass, who cleared house. Enzo and Cass hit their finisher for the win.
Winners: Amore and Big Cass.
Charlotte and Dana Brooke walk down to the ring. Charlotte cuts a promo in the ring about being the very best in the WWE. Charlotte said that Sasha Banks is jealous of her and that Banks is all hype. Banks threatened to knock out Brooke. Banks said that she would dominate Charlotte the next time they wrestle. Charlotte said that Banks is not even in the conversation for a title shot. Banks said that she is the conversation. Banks told Charlotte that her reign as champion is over. Brooke and Charlotte attack and beat down Banks. Banks fought back and locked in the Bank Statement on Charlotte. Charlotte and Brooke retreat to the back.
Singles Match: Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz
Ambrose knocked him down and hit a series of power slams then right hands. Miz with an up kick but Ambrose clotheslines him to the floor then hit an outside dive. Miz sent him into the barricade, and we cut to break.
We’re back from break with Miz having a headlock on Ambrose. Ambrose fought out of it with chops. Miz kicked his left knee and then hit a drop kick. Miz locked in a figure four leg lock, but Ambrose fought out and sent him to the floor. Ambrose with a series of right hands. Ambrose with a clothesline and a forearm shot. Ambrose went for Dirty Deeds, but Miz blocked and went for a submission. Ambrose rolled him up for 2. Ambrose with a clothesline that sent Miz to the floor. Ambrose hit an outside dive. Back in the ring, Miz hit a big boot. Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds for the win.
Singles Match: Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler.
Rollins got on the early attack and we cut to break.
We’re back from break with Ziggler landing a series of strikes. Rollins went for the Pedigree, and Ziggler blocked. Ziggler with a series of clotheslines and then a neck breaker. Ziggler with an elbow drop for 2. Rollins fought back with a super kick but missed a flying knee. Rollins blocked a DDT and went for the Pedigree, but Ziggler rolled him up for 2. Ziggler with a superkick for 2. Rollins battled back and hit the Pedigree for the win.
Post-match, Rollins cut a promo about Roman Reigns being a cheater and how he cheated to get on top in the WWE. He said that he would not allow Reigns to tarnish his legacy. Ambrose and Rollins have a faceoff. Rollins vowed to beat Reigns and Ambrose at Battleground.
Vickie Guerrero walked out and plugged SmackDown’s move to Tuesday nights in two weeks. Vickie said that she should be in charge of SmackDown. She was taken away by security.
Big Show had a pep talk with several WWE Superstars backstage.
Tag Team Match: Goldust and R-Truth vs. The Vaudevillians
Gotch and Truth started things off. Truth got beaten down until Goldust got the hot tag. Goldust hit English with a power slam. Things broke down in the ring. Truth got the blind tag, and he, and Goldust hit their finisher for the win.
Winners: Truth and Goldust.
There was a backstage segment with Bob Backlund and Darren Young.
John Cena walked down to the ring. He hyped his feud with AJ Styles and The Club. Cena said that he is looking over his shoulder despite their attacks. Cena told The Club to come get some. The Club walked out and Styles told Cena that Cena is pathetic for saying that things are not fair. Styles said that when they went back to Tokyo Japan this past week, all they saw was Cena’s face on posters. Styles said that they run Tokyo and soon they will run WWE. Styles praised himself for beating Cena at MITB. Styles said that they would beat Cena up every week just because it’s fine. The Club walked down and beat down Cena until Amore and Big Cass ran down to the ring. Big Cass, Cena, and Amore stood tall in the ring.
16-Man Elimination Tag Team Match: Team USA (Big Show, Apollo Crews, Zack Ryder, Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, and Kane) vs. Team World (Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Sin Cara, and Kalisto)
Cara and Devon started things off. Bubba and Devon hit Cara with the 3D for the elimination. Sheamus dropped Bubba and Kalisto hit a splash to eliminate Bubba.
We’re back with Cesaro locking in the Sharpshooter on Devon for the elimination. Cesaro and Swagger salute each other. Swagger with a takedown and went for the ankle lock. Swagger with a clothesline to Jericho. Jericho knocked him down and went for a dive, but Swagger caught him and hit a belly-to-belly suplex for 2. Swagger with a splash and then went for a splash, but Jericho blocked and hit the Codebreaker for the elimination. Kane was in and went for a chokeslam, but a brawl broke out.
We’re back with Crews catching Del Rio with a drop kick. Henry hit the WSS on Kalisto for the elimination. Owens eliminated Henry. Owens was DQ’d when he hit Kane with a steel chair. Kane hit Owens with a steel chair causing the DQ. Kane choke slammed Zayn and Crews eliminated him. Sheamus eliminated Crews. Sheamus hit Ryder with a power slam. Del Rio hit Ryder with a power slam and then Jericho and Cesaro started to argue. Cesaro hit his tag team partners (Del Rio, Jericho and Sheamus) with uppercuts. Ryder rolled up Cesaro for the elimination. Ryder hit a neck breaker to Sheamus. Big Show got the hot tag and attacked Jericho and Del Rio. Big Show with a KO Punch to Jericho for the elimination. Del Rio knocked Show down and went for a super kick. Big Show with a chokeslam to Del Rio for the elimination. It comes down to Ryder and Show vs. Sheamus. Sheamus knocked down Show, and Ryder got the tag. Sheamus hit a power slam to Ryder. Show distracted Sheamus and Ryder hit the Rough Ryder to Sheamus for the win.
Winners: Team USA.
Show and Ryder celebrated in the ring to close the show.
Thanks for watching along and we will see you next time.