[Show: WWE Raw] [Location: Dallas, TX at the American Airlines Center] [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 welcome us into the show. They hype what we will see tonight, which is John Cena, and The Dudley Boyz will take on The New Day in a six-man tag team match.
The Authority also suspended Corporate Kane for tonight’s episode of RAW. The usual promo code for Shop WWE is shown. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw.
Kevin Owens called into the show and spoke about his upcoming match with Ryback at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event as well as winning the Intercontinental Title.
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin walked down to the ring to open the show. Austin cuts a promo about how he started his career in this city and how he and The Rock wrestled in the first WWE event in the American Airlines Center. Austin then plugged his podcast with Brock Lesnar on the WWE Network after RAW. Austin then introduced The Undertaker. Austin left the ring as Taker walked down to the ring.
Undertaker said that he and Brock Lesnar has one last battle to fight. Undertaker said that he is going to take Lesnar to hell this Sunday. Brock Lesnar interrupts with Paul Heyman following behind him. The two stand on the stage as Heyman addresses the crowd. Heyman said that both Lesnar and Taker have revenge on their minds this Sunday. Heyman said that Taker’s win at SummerSlam is not valid thus Lesnar wanting revenge. Heyman said that Taker wants revenge for Lesnar conquering his undefeated streak at WrestleMania 30. Heyman promised that Lesnar will make Undertaker deal with that he has a tainted legacy because Taker lost everything when he lost to Lesnar at Mania. Taker disagrees and takes off his hat then his jacket. Taker said that when a man has nothing left to fight for then he has nothing to lose. Taker called Lesnar to the ring, which Lesnar did with no problem. Lesnar hopped on the apron, Heyman pleads with him not to. Lesnar then jumped off as the fans booed him. The two had a staredown to end the segment.
The New Day cuts a promo prior to their match about being unicorns because they’ve brought magic back to WWE. New Day promised to kick all of their asses tonight.
Six-Man Tag Team Match: John Cena and The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day.
Kingston and Bubba start things off. Bubba with a series of irish whips then some jabs. Bubba with a clothesline then tagged in Devon, which led to them hitting a double elbow drop…
We’re back with The New Day in control of Cena. Big E hit a side slam on Cena for a near fall. Moments later, Cena fought back and got the hot tag to Devon. This led to Devon hitting a face first slam to Woods. He took out Kingston with a clothesline. Things broke down as Bubba took out Big E to the floor. Cena took out Bubba with a dive. Woods rolled up Devon for the win.
Winners: New Day
Post-match, a brawl broke out. Cena hit an AA to Woods. The Dudley’s got a table and Bubba power bombed Woods from the middle rope through a table.
Michael Cole mentioned that The Wyatts have attacked Randy Orton and injured him. He will not be competing at the HIAC PPV.
Dean Ambrose cuts a promo about how the Wyatts got to Randy Orton again. He’s tired of it and tonight he will get his hands on Luke Harper and Braun Strowman tonight.
Tag Team Match: Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Naomi and Sasha Banks
Fox and Banks started the match. Banks with an arm drag then tagged in Naomi, who hit a double knee stomp for 2.
We’re back from break with Nikki Bella in control of Naomi as she has her in a chin lock. Naomi fought out with punches and kicks. Nikki cut her off with a drop kick. Naomi with a jawbreaker and tagged in Banks. She cleaned house with a series of dropkicks then a double foot stomp to Nikki. Fox tried to help out, but Banks tossed her to the floor. Nikki with a forearm shot. Naomi tagged in, went for a crossbody, but Nikki rolled through for 2. Naomi was distracted by Brie and Nikki hit a spine buster. She went for the Rack Attack, but Naomi fought out and went for a move, but Nikki shoved her into the corner. Nikki with the Rack Attack for the win.
Winners: Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels were shown talking in the back.
Shawn Michaels walks down to the ring to open the second hour. Michaels cut a promo hyping the Hell in a Cell PPV. He brought up that he was in the very first HIAC match with The Undertaker (1997). Michaels hyped Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker as well as Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns. This led to Seth Rollins walking down to the ring. Rollins asked him what he was doing out here. Rollins said that Michaels was told to introduce him. Michaels said he forgot what they told him in the back and was having fun until Rollins came out to the ring.
Rollins said that the orders came from Triple H. Rollins said that Michaels needed to be talking about him and how he will destroy Kane this Sunday. Michaels said that Rollins and others need to stop trying to be him. He was never the second coming of anyone because he was the greatest wrestler that ever lived. Michaels said that Rollins needs to worry about Kane. Rollins said that Michaels is jealous of him because his moment at WrestleMania 31 was better than any of Michaels’ WrestleMania moments. Rollins told them to hit his music. Michaels said that Rollins is not going anywhere because he has a match against Ryback next.
Singles Match: Seth Rollins vs. Ryback
They lock up, Rollins with a series of chops. Ryback with a clothesline then sent Rollins hard into the corner then followed it up with a chop. Ryback with a suplex. Rollins ducked out to the floor, Ryback followed, and Rollins sent him into the steel steps. Rollins with a dive through the ropes taking out the big man. Back in the ring, Ryback fought back, hit a back body drop. Rollins with a jab to the ribs then hit a side kick. Ryback with a spine buster. Ryback went for the Meat Hook Clothesline, but Rollins poked him in the eyes. Rollins with the pedigree for the win.
A video recap is shown of the Dolph Ziggler/Rusev/Summer Rae program.
Six-Man Tag Team Match: Neville, Dolph Ziggler, and Cesaro vs. Sheamus, Rusev, and King Barrett
Neville and Rusev start the match. Neville with a spinning kick to the ribs of Rusev. Cesaro was tagged in, he hit a suplex to Rusev. Neville and Sheamus were tagged in. Sheamus and Neville exchange right hands. The heels double team Neville until he fought back and got the hot tag to Cesaro. This led to Cesaro hitting a series of uppercuts on Sheamus. He went for the Giant Swing, but Sheamus scrambled to the ropes. Sheamus popped up and hit a suplex. Ziggler and Barrett got the hot tag. Ziggler with a series of clotheslines then a splash followed by a neck breaker that popped the crowd. Ziggler with an elbow drop for 2. Rusev attacked him but missed a clothesline that resulted in him going over the top rope. Barrett rolled up Ziggler for 2. Ziggler with a superkick for 2 as Sheamus broke up the pinfall. Cesaro took him out, Rusev took him out, Neville with a kick to him and hit a dive over the top taking out Rusev. Ziggler rolled up Barrett for 2. Sheamus with the Brogue Kick to Ziggler and Barrett rolled him up for 2.
Winners: Sheamus, Rusev, and King Barrett.
Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels were seen talking in the back.
Ric Flair walked down to the ring to open the third hour. He promotes Wrestlemania 32 and then announces that Roman Reigns will team up with Dean Ambrose to take on Braun Strowman and Luke Harper. The Wyatt Family walked down to the ring. Erick Rowan is standing with the family. Reigns grabbed two chairs and set them up in the ring. Reigns wanted Wyatt to sit in the ring with him, which Wyatt did. Reigns said that Wyatt is a bully and he gets off on that. Reigns said that Wyatt surrounds himself with bigger men before he’s afraid to be alone. Reigns said that this Sunday they cannot get in the cell and that Wyatt is afraid of him. Reigns punches Wyatt then a broke out. Reigns hit the Wyatt Family members with a steel chair. Dean Ambrose ran down to the ring to stand tall in the ring.
The Authority, Shawn Michaels, and Seth Rollins are shown in the back talking. Michaels suggested Rollins be put in the main event with Reigns and Ambrose. Rollins agreed to the suggestion and added himself into the match.
Singles Match: Charlotte vs. Brie Bella
They lock up, Charlotte dumped Brie to the floor and then challenge Nikki to get into the ring. Back in the ring, Charlotte with a forearm to Brie then a series of right hands. Nikki grabbed Charlotte’s title, which distracted her, and Brie hit her from behind. Brie went for a running knee and connected with it to the face of Charlotte. Moments later, Charlotte fought back and locked in the Figure Eight Submission hold for the win.
Renee Young interviews Paige backstage. Paige said that she feels that PCB has turned a corner in their friend. Paige denied that she attacked Natalya on SmackDown. Paige said that there could be any other Divas that attacked Natalya. She listed current and former Divas. Paige said that Renee Young said that she’s barely Erin Andrews and not even that cute. She then walked away.
Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs. Mark Henry
Henry with a series of rights, he dumped Owens to the floor, and then followed him out there. Henry with a series of knees then tossed Owens into the ring. Owens attacked Henry once he got into the ring. Owens with a back splash for a near fall. Owens started taunting the fans, but Henry caught him off with a headbutt. Henry with a splash in the corner. Owens with a kick to the face then hit the pop-up powerbomb for the win.
Post-match, Ryback walked down to the ring and Owens walked away. Henry caught him and tossed him into the ring. Ryback hit a powerbomb to Owens.
Main Event: The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, and Erick Rowan).
Rollins and Rowan started the match. Rollins thought otherwise and tagged in Reigns. They lock up, Reigns with a headlock and then tagged in Ambrose. This led to Rowan hitting a headbutt on Ambrose…..
We’re back with Reigns hitting a back suplex to Rowan. Ambrose was tagged in, he went to the top rope and hit Braun Strowman with a clothesline. Ambrose ran into Strowman and he no sold it. Rowan was tagged and they started exchanging right hands. Rowan with side slam. Wyatt was tagged in as Strowman took out Reigns at ringside. Ambrose with a big boot to Wyatt then hit him with a drop kick off the middle rope. Ambrose jumped off the apron and sold a knee injury. He walked up the rampway. Rowan got the tag and attacked Ambrose from behind. Rowan went for a slam, but Ambrose reversed and hit a clothesline. Reigns got the hot tag and cleaned house on Rowan. Reigns with a big boot and a clothesline. Reigns with a series of clotheslines. Reigns with a drop kick to Rowan then hit a samoan drop. Reigns with a Superman Punch to Rowan. Strowman tossed Ambrose to the floor then locked in his submission on Reigns. Ambrose hit Strowman with a kendo stick causing the DQ.
Winners via DQ: Wyatts.
Ambrose dumped Strowman to the floor then went for a dive through the ropes, but was caught and slammed to the floor. The family beat down Ambrose. Reigns took out the Wyatts with a dive over the top rope. Reigns with a spear to Wyatt in the ring. Reigns with a spear to Rowan as well.
Reigns and Ambrose stood tall in the ring to close the show.
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