WWE Monday Night RAW Results
March 7, 2016
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show opens with a video recapping what happened last week with Vince McMahon and The Undertaker. The Undertaker said the blood of Shane McMahon will be on Vince’s hands, not his. Vince said he would disown Shane and write him out of his will. Shane will be a son of a bitch.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and he comes out to a massive reception. Shane gets in the ring and dances around before posing on the turnbuckles. The crowd loudly chants, “Shane O’Mac.” Shane looks very pumped up and lets them continue to cheer. Shane says their response is overwhelming and thanks them. Shane says he loves this. Going back to last Monday night, he was watching RAW on the couch with his three sons. He heard from his opponent, The Undertaker, whom he respects greatly, and he heard from Vince McMahon. Vince said he’d write him out of his will and renounce him as his son. Shane suggested to his sons they make a new reward and give Vince “Father of the Year.” Shane says Vince is “an egomaniacal, miserable old bastard.” Shane says Vince has lost his touch with his business, fan base, reality, himself, and his grandsons. All that does just fuels him and gets him pissed off. Shane says he’ll use all of that because it is his absolute destiny to be in control of Monday Night RAW. The crowd erupts and starts a “YES” chant.
The Chairman’s tyrannical grasp on everything will stop, as will The Authority. All of the backstabbing and backstage politics will stop because it is choking the life out of this business. There are so many guys with so much talent that never get a break, and then there are those that get all the breaks and have no talent. That will stop. At WrestleMania, he doesn’t know how, but it is his destiny to defeat The Undertaker. There will be a new legacy and a new chapter in WWE when he walks out the very next night in control of Monday Night RAW.
The Undertaker’s bell tolls, and the lights go out! Vince McMahon’s music then hits, and he struts out to the stage to loud boos from the crowd. Vince asks if the crowd is disappointed, and they loudly boo him. They’re disappointed because they wanted to see The Undertaker walk down the aisle and dismember Shane. The crowd chants, “Asshole,” and Vince conducts them like a choir. Vince asks if that’s all they have. The look in Shane’s eyes showed fear. A loud “CM Punk” chant breaks out. It quickly dies out. When Shane gets in the ring with The Undertaker, he’ll experience utter terror at WrestleMania.
Vince wants to have a father-son chat. After RAW last week, he went to his desk and wrote Shane out of his will. Vince then found a photograph of him and Shane as a kid. They were going to go on their very first trip to his very first wrestling match. Vince has the image shown on the titantron. They went to Worchester, Massachusetts for Shane’s first wrestling event. Vince is holding the frame and drops it. Since Shane is no longer his son, he stomps on the glass and shatters it. Shane grew up knowing his father could never make any mistakes and thought he was invincible. He is Vincent Kennedy McMahon and Shane is just Vince’s son. Speaking of sons, that would take them to Shane’s sons, Vince’s grandsons. They’re going to watch their father fail them at WrestleMania. Shane warns him to be careful. They’ll be so disappointed as they watch their father’s dreams shattered. As they watch Shane get loaded onto an ambulance, Vince will hug them and tell them they have at least one father figure. At Vince’s greatest creation, his greatest failure will be put to rest. Shane just stares at him.
Vince calls for security to come out and escort Shane out of the building. Four security guards stop at the top of the stage and then walk down. Shane warns them not to touch him. He’ll walk out peacefully on his own accord. Shane says he’s very amped up. Vince orders them to get him. One guy gets in the ring and begins to go for Shane. Vince screams for the guy to get Shane out of there. Shane then unloads on the guy with some rapid punches. The rest of the security guards get in, but Shane punches them out and throws one out of the ring. Shane invites Vince into the ring as the crowd showers him with praise.
The commentators talk about what just happened.
Chris Jericho and AJ Styles will take on The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championships later tonight. Coming up next, Kevin Owens will be in action.
Kevin Owens vs. Neville
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Owens powers him to the corner before applying a side headlock. Owens cinches it in before Neville whips him off. Owens shoulder blocks him down for a no count. Owens stomps him down in the corner before taunting the crowd. Owens shouts at Michael Cole, “You watching, idiot?” Owens chops Neville’s chest before putting him in the corner. Owens stomps him and talks some trash. Neville kicks back at him, but Owens comes back with a kick to the ribs. Owens flattens him with a senton splash for a near fall. Owens connects with a short-arm clothesline before going for another senton splash, but Neville gets his knees up. Neville catches him with some quick kicks before hitting a running dropkick to the head. Neville connects with a running forearm in the corner before taking him out of the ring with a running hurricanrana. Neville goes for a leaping moonsault plancha, but Owens moves. Neville somehow lands on his feet, and Owens immediately sends him into the ring steps!
We come back from the break to see Neville trapped in a chin lock. Neville fights up, but Owens knees him in the midsection. Owens puts him in the corner and goes for a cannonball, but Neville moves. Neville goes for a deadlift German Suplex, but Owens elbows out. Owens then turns him inside out with a German Suplex. Owens goes for another cannonball, but Neville catches him with a step-up enzuigiri. Owens rolls out of the ring to recover. Neville goes to the top rope and takes Owens out with a shooting star press block to the floor! The crowd chants, “Holy shit!”
Neville puts Owens in the ring and catches him with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Neville cannot believe Owens kicked out. Neville places him on the top rope and climbs up, but Owens punches and pushes him off. Neville lands on his feet, but Owens kicks him in the face. Owens stands on the top rope, spins, and goes for a moonsault, but Neville moves! Neville superkicks him and does a phoenix splash off the second rope for a near fall! Neville sets him up for a Red Arrow, but Owens pulls him into the ring and rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Owens quickly rolls out of the ring and clutches his Intercontinental Championship. Neville says to the referee that Owens had his tights. Owens clotheslines him in the back of the head and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Neville falls out of the ring clutching his shoulder. Owens grabs him and goes for an apron powerbomb…
…but Sami Zayn’s music hits! Zayn and Owens brawl on the ramp before going to the ring. Zayn quickly takes Owens down and continues to punch away at him. Owens gets out and goes to leave, but Neville kicks him in the head. Zayn then clotheslines Owens out of the ring and celebrates. Owens retreats up the ramp looking stunned.
We’ll take a look at Triple H’s attack on Dean Ambrose from last week, next.
The commentators talk about how you can get WrestleMania 32 for free if you’re a new subscriber to the WWE Network. They then talk about how Triple H will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose at WWE Road Block this Saturday. We then see a video of Triple H assaulting Dean Ambrose last week on RAW.
Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder are talking backstage. Ryder then walks off as Stephanie McMahon walks up to him. She thanks him for taking down his tweet earlier this afternoon. She doesn’t think he really meant to say anything disparaging about The Authority. Ziggler reminds her that he single-handedly defeated The Authority at Survivor Series two years ago. She says she doesn’t remember that and she’s still his boss. Ziggler says history will repeat itself with Shane McMahon. Stephanie says The Undertaker will decimate Shane. She then puts Ziggler in a match against three members of the League of Nations.
Brie Bella makes her entrance to the ring. She’ll be in action, next.
Brie Bella vs. Summer Rae
A sneak peek for tomorrow’s episode of “Total Divas” is shown. Brie and Nikki Bella are arguing about buying a scooter…
They lock up, and Summer quickly takes her down. Summer taunts the crowd and connects with a DDT for a two count. Brie then rolls through and applies a single leg crab, but Summer gets to the ropes. Summer quickly pulls her throat-first into the ropes and stomps her. Summer then digs her knee in the back and pulls on her arms. Brie fights up and takes her down. Brie quickly blocks a spin kick and takes her down. Brie then connects with some Daniel Bryan kicks followed by a low dropkick. Brie then catches her with a running knee to the face. Brie goes for a cross-body block, but Summer moves.
Lana’s music hits, and she comes out to the ringside area to a big reception. Lana is wearing a denim skirt and a leather jacket. Brie stares at her. Summer then executes a sloppy roll-up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Summer Rae
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Brie cannot believe she just got pinned. Lana gets in the ring, kicks Brie, and gives her the Bella Buster. Lana then poses for the crowd before grabbing her shoes and leaving.
We’ll hear from Dean Ambrose, next.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he comes out to a big reception from the crowd. Ambrose gets in the ring and angrily stares into the hard camera with his arms extended. Ambrose says the road to WrestleMania was free and clear. Ambrose was getting off on the Suplex City exit while Triple H planned on taking on Roman Reigns. Then he threatened to screw everything up by winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on March 12. Ambrose says he doesn’t care about what Triple H or Roman Reigns’ plans were. This Saturday, he’s hijacking the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and hijacking WrestleMania.
This poor attitude of his has gotten him into trouble. Triple H tried to beat the respect of The Authority into him with his bare hands on the commentary table. Ambrose says, “Nice try!” Ambrose says Triple H will respect him at Road Block when he drills his head into the canvas, pins him, and stands over him with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H will respect him because he will be the face of their company. His face will be on Oprah and People Magazine. Ambrose and Triple H will be at ribbon cutting ceremonies and talk to kids at school. Ambrose says he loves kids – they’re just like regular people, only smaller. Ambrose says he’s the living embodiment of “Don’t try this at home.” Ambrose then says he’ll make Triple H buy him nice suits, and then says he’ll never wear one. All of the extracurricular activities that come along with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship don’t sound appealing, but being the champion does. Ambrose wants to face the best of the best and give the crowd the champion they deserve.
Triple H’s music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship makes his way out to the stage smirking. Triple H says Ambrose has a fun fantasy, but he has to ruin it for him. The reality is the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will stay with him as long as he wants it to. The crowd loudly boos that. Roman Reigns thought he could take it from him, and they had to glue his face back together. Triple H hoped Ambrose would learn, so maybe has to make another trip over to the commentary table. Ambrose says he’ll stand on the table on Saturday and hold the championship high. When he does that, Triple H can suck it! Triple H says Road Block is just a clever name that some idiot in marketing came up with. It has nothing to do with Ambrose. Ambrose isn’t a roadblock. He’s more of a speed bump or a pothole. Ambrose and Reigns are a lot alike. They have a temper and a problem with Authority. Triple H asks how that worked out for Roman. Those that don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Ambrose says Triple H sounds like his history teacher. Triple H says being delusional will get him hurt. Ambrose says he’d rather be delusional than whatever Triple H is.
Triple H says he’s driven. You can say whatever you want. He’s driven by money, power, and success. However you say it, he’s driven. That’s what makes Triple H what he is, and makes Ambrose what he is. Ambrose says Triple H should come to the ring and tell him to his face so he can hear him a little better. The crowd chants, “Ambrose.” Triple H asks if the crowd wants to see him fight Ambrose. Triple H says he fights on his time. Ambrose will get his shot this Saturday at Road Block. Until then, he’ll do what successful people do. It’s something the people of Chicago would know nothing about. Triple H is going to delegate that Ambrose goes one-on-one with the new face of fear, Bray Wyatt. Whether he learns it tonight or at Road Block, Ambrose will come face-to-face with reality. The reality is The Authority always wins. Triple H then walks off.
The New Day will defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against Y2AJ later tonight. Coming up next, Dolph Ziggler will face Sheamus, Rusev, and King Barrett in an Elimination Tag Team Match.
Motörhead’s cover of “Sympathy for the Devil” is the official theme song of WrestleMania 32.
Elimination Tag Team Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus, Rusev, and King Barrett
Dolph Ziggler will start against King Barrett. Barrett tries to pull him to his corner, but Ziggler breaks his grip. Barrett messes around with him before kicking him. Barrett clubs him in the back before sending him into the ropes, but Ziggler dropkicks him. Sheamus quickly snaps Ziggler off the top rope. Barrett follows up with Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett chokes Ziggler on the ropes before kneeing away at him. Sheamus is tagged in, and he starts the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Rusev is tagged in, and he avalanches Ziggler for a near fall. Rusev hits the ropes and drops an elbow. Ziggler fights back and hits the ropes, but Rusev dropkicks him down. Rusev then taunts the crowd. Barrett tags back in, and he puts Ziggler in the corner before laying him across the top rope. Barrett clubs away at him before kicking him in the ribs for a near fall. Sheamus is tagged in, and Ziggler rolls him up for a one count. Sheamus clotheslines him down and taunts the crowd. Sheamus sends him to the corner and shoulders him. Sheamus then knees him in the face. Sheamus talks trash to Ziggler. Ziggler fights back and kicks him in the face. Ziggler then plants him with a big DDT.
Barrett tags in, and he misses a shoulder thrust in the corner. Barrett hits the ring post instead. Ziggler struggles to get to his feet. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and connects with two flying elbows. Ziggler avalanches him and connects with a swinging neckbreaker. Rusev runs in, but Ziggler kicks him. Barrett rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler then superkicks him to eliminate him.
Sheamus runs in, and Ziggler superkicks him, but Rusev breaks up the pin. Rusev grabs Ziggler, but Ziggler slides off and gets him out of the ring. Ziggler ducks a Brogue Kick and rolls him up for a near fall. Sheamus sidesteps a famouser, and Rusev kicks him in the head. Sheamus then gives Ziggler a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Sheamus, Rusev, and King Barrett
Match Rating: *
Replays are shown of the interaction between Vince and Shane McMahon at the start of the show. They’ll highlight Shane McMahon’s wrestling career, next.
Shane McMahon’s career highlights are shown in a well-produced video package. Shane will face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 inside Hell in a Cell.
Becky Lynch knocks on the Divas Locker Room and says they’re next. Sasha Banks walks out and says she had Becky beaten on RAW and Smackdown. If it wasn’t for Charlotte and Ric Flair, she’d be going against Charlotte at WrestleMania. Now it’s a triple threat. Becky says she had Sasha beaten. That’s four weeks away. Tonight, they have Naomi and Tamina. It’s time for an Irish Lass Kicking. Sasha says they’ll see whose Irish Lass gets kicked at WrestleMania.
Charlotte and Ric Flair are seated at ringside for the next match. Naomi and Tamina are already in the ring coming back from the commercial break.
Naomi and Tamina vs. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks
Becky Lynch will start against Tamina. Tamina kicks her and throws her by the hair before punching Sasha Banks. Naomi and Tamina double-team Becky. Tamina head-butts her for a two count. Tamina sends her to the corner and avalanches her. Becky sidesteps a second avalanche and kicks her. Sasha and Naomi are tagged in. Sasha connects with two clotheslines before knocking Tamina off the apron. Sasha blocks a kick and kicks her before taking her down with double knees. Tamina breaks up the pin. Becky gets Tamina out of the ring. Tamina pulls her out of the ring and sends her into the barricade. Naomi gets her in a headlock, but Sasha counters. Sasha goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Naomi counters. Sasha then connects with the Bank Statement for the win.
Winners by Submission: Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Charlotte attacks Sasha from behind and slams her head into the mat. Becky runs in, but Charlotte cuts her off and gives her a suplex.
R-Truth is walking backstage with a box. Mark Henry asks what’s in the box, but he says nothing. R-Truth then walks up to Goldust. R-Truth says he’s got a Chicago deep-dish pizza. Goldust asks what he’s doing. R-Truth says he’s dressing up crazy like Goldust always does. Goldust says if they were real partners, R-Truth would know he’s lactose intolerant and his “butt would explode.” Goldust walks off and R-Truth chases after him. Mark Henry grabs the pizza and says, “I love Chicago!”
Coming up next, The New Day will defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against Chris Jericho and AJ Styles.
The WrestleMania flashback is Stone Cold Steve Austin defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 14 to win the WWF Championship. Mike Tyson counted the pin.
The New Day comes out to a massive pop. Kofi Kingston says they’re at 197 days and counting with the most positive WWE Tag Team Championship reign in history. Y2AJ will never last. Big E says they’re a real team. They even got matching tattoos. Big E goes to show his, but Xavier Woods and Kingston both said they were kidding about getting the tattoos.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c’s) vs. Chris Jericho and AJ Styles
Kofi Kingston and Big E will represent The New Day. Chris Jericho will start against Kingston. The crowd is really buzzing about AJ Styles. They lock up, and Kingston applies a side headlock. Jericho whips him off, and Kingston shoulder blocks him down. Kingston hits the ropes, but Jericho dropkicks him. Jericho chops him before having a whip reversed. Jericho counters a monkey flip into a catapult over the top rope. Big E runs in, so Jericho and Styles double clothesline him out of the ring. Jericho and Styles then take them out with stereo planchas.
We come back from the break to see Big E cinching in a chin lock on Jericho. During the commercial, Xavier Woods kicked Jericho in the head. Jericho fights up, but Big E takes him down for a two count. Big E puts him in the corner and punches away at him. They then start the unicorn stampede, which ends with Big E sending Kingston into Jericho with a dropkick. Woods plays Francesca II as the rest of his team gyrates. Kingston clubs Jericho before tagging in Big E. Big E chops Jericho before sending him to the corner. Big E runs into a boot. Jericho connects with a missile dropkick. Kingston is tagged in, but Jericho takes him out with a step-up enzuigiri.
AJ Styles is tagged in, and the crowd erupts. Styles connects with a clothesline and a running forearm before connecting with a snapmare and a running elbow. Styles kips up and puts Kingston on his shoulders, but Kingston gets out. Styles quickly takes Kingston out with a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT for a near fall! Kingston catches him with a jawbreaker. Big E blind tags in. Woods distracts Styles. Big E then catches Styles on a springboard, and The New Day hits the Midnight Hour, but Jericho breaks it up. Styles takes Big E out with a pelé kick. Jericho and Kingston are tagged in. Jericho shoulder blocks him before going to the apron, then to the top rope, and he comes off with an axe handle. Jericho then gives Big E a springboard dropkick. Kingston rolls Jericho up for a near fall. Jericho quickly forearms Kingston and connects with the Lionsault. Styles blind tags in. Jericho then baseball slides Big E. Styles catches Kingston with a springboard 450 Splash, but Big E pulls Kingston out of the ring!
Styles takes Big E out with a big plancha. Kingston is in the ring. Big E grabs Styles’ foot, but Styles fights him off. Kingston rolls him up as he gets in the ring for a near fall. Styles and Kingston trade punches until Kingston lays him out with a nasty kick. Jericho tags in, and he counters Trouble in Paradise into the Walls of Jericho. The crowd is going crazy. Woods tries to help, but Styles takes him out. Big E takes out Styles before getting on the apron. Big E manages to tag Kingston. Big E hits the ropes, and Jericho takes him down for the Walls of Jericho, but Big E fights out. Big E scoops him up, but Jericho slides off and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Jericho goes for the Codebreaker, but Big E counters into the Big Ending for the win!
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day
Match Rating *** 1/4
Replays are shown of the big moments of the match. Styles checks on Jericho and helps him up to his feet. The crowd gives them a standing ovation. Jericho then takes Styles out with the Codebreaker! The crowd loudly boos Jericho as he coldly stares at Styles. Styles slowly gets to his feet, and Jericho takes him out with a second devastating Codebreaker. Jericho stands over Styles and talks trash. Jericho laughs as Styles pulls himself up. Jericho grabs his face and talks some more trash before connecting with a third Codebreaker. The crowd is loudly booing Jericho. Jericho goes outside, knocks the top of the commentary table off, and grabs the “Y2AJ” shirt. Jericho stuffs it in his mouth and calls him a “son of a bitch.” Jericho taunts the crowd as they forcefully jeer at him.
Replays are shown of what just happened between Chris Jericho and AJ Styles.
Renee Young catches up with Chris Jericho backstage. She asks him to comment on what he just did. Jericho says Chicago is the place is where he was born. All they were chanting was for AJ Styles. Jericho says he hopes they enjoyed it because they won’t be chanting that anymore.
Kalisto vs. Tyler Breeze
The bell rings, and Breeze immediately kicks and punches him. Breeze hits the ropes, and they do some leapfrogs before Kalisto takes him out with a handspring head-scissor takeover. Kalisto kicks him a few times before going for a monkey flip, but Breeze puts him on the top rope. Kalisto kicks him away and jumps, but Breeze kicks him out of mid-air for a two count. Breeze elbows away at him for another two count. Breeze then applies a chin lock. Kalisto fights up and kicks him in the face. Kalisto goes for a roll-up, but Breeze rolls through. Kalisto kicks him in the head and hits a springboard corkscrew elbow. Kalisto counters a kick and soon hits Salida del Sol for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kalisto
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in tonight’s main event.
The Big Boss Man is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2016. They play one of my all-time favorite songs, “Serving Hard Time” for the video.
Kalisto is walking backstage with Sin Cara when JoJo comes up. JoJo asks about him heading to his first WrestleMania. Kalisto says he grew up loving Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. Kalisto has dreamed about performing in front of millions. Ryback walks up and says he can’t believe he’s not in the main event of WrestleMania. This is real life. This isn’t a superhero movie. This is the WWE. Unlike superheroes, Kalisto is a real life champion. Kalisto should take a page out of Ryback and be a Lucha Dragon on his own. Being in a tag team only holds you back. Ryback asks what he’s waiting for. Ryback tells him to watch him as he tears the wings off the Social Butterflies.
The Social Outcasts make their entrance to the ring. Heath Slater greets the fans, and Chicago gives him a nice hand. They get in the ring after saying they’re trending. Bo Dallas says it makes him sad to think Ryback won’t be on any teams. Now he can’t play dodge ball, be a Ghostbuster, or be a Social Outcast. Curtis Axel says Ryback got a fluke win over Adam Rose last week. Tonight the Axman cometh. Axel starts doing some primal scream, and they all join in.
Ryback makes his entrance. This match is next.
Curtis Axel w/ The Social Outcasts vs. Ryback
We join this match in progress. Ryback punches away at Axel in the corner before throwing him across the ring. Axel comes back with some punches and kicks before having a whip reversed. Ryback catches him with a Lou Thesz Press and slams him into the mat a few times. Ryback connects with a running high knee, which draws boos. Axel rolls out of the ring to recover. Axel attacks Ryback after a distraction from the Social Outcasts. Axel knees him in the face for a two count. Axel punches away at him before walking around and going back to the punches. Ryback turns him over and viciously punches away at him. The referee does absolutely nothing to pull Ryback off. Ryback connects with Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Ryback immediately leaves the ring at the sound of the bell and goes to the back.
A replay is shown of the verbal spat between Vince and Shane McMahon. Vince destroyed a picture of Shane as a child. Shane then fought off the security guards his father put on him to get him out of the ring.
Vince McMahon is on the phone talking about how this WrestleMania will break the all-time attendance record. Stephanie McMahon walks in. She asks if he saw Shane fight off the security guards. She mentions that the deck is stacked against him, but what if he wins? She says Shane is fearless. Vince says he’s got this. Stephanie asks about what happens if he doesn’t. Vince reiterates that he’s got this. She walks off, and Vince looks a little distressed.
Dean Ambrose makes his entrance to the ring. He’ll be in action against Bray Wyatt, next.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will be guests on Miz TV this Thursday on Smackdown. Chris Jericho will also explain his actions.
Bray Wyatt says he’ll have a chance to do something at Road Block that Dean Ambrose has failed at time and again. He’ll have a chance to beat Brock Lesnar. That’s Saturday. Tonight, he’ll use Ambrose as an example to show the world how sadistic and dangerous he can be. Wyatt says he’s the eater of worlds. Wyatt then says, “Chicago… I’m here!”
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
They circle the ring and lock up. Wyatt quickly punches him in the injured ribs and clubs him down. Wyatt sends him into the ropes, but Ambrose ducks a clothesline and takes him down. Ambrose punches him before hitting a snapmare and dropping an elbow. Ambrose applies an STF before ripping at the face. Ambrose punches him to the corner and elbows away at him. Wyatt reverses a whip to the opposite corner, and Ambrose collapses in pain. Ambrose’s ribs are injured from the attack by Brock Lesnar a few weeks ago. Wyatt body slams him for a two count. Ambrose punches away at Wyatt and ties him up in the ropes. Ambrose hits the ropes, but Wyatt ducks a clothesline. Wyatt then annihilates Ambrose with body block!
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial, Wyatt gave him a DDT on the apron and a superplex. Wyatt avalanches him in the corner and taunts the crowd. Wyatt shoves him to the corner and executes a release suplex. Wyatt talks a little trash before punching him to the corner. Wyatt goes for an avalanche, but Ambrose boots him in the face. Ambrose goes to the second rope, but Wyatt knocks him out of the ring. Wyatt follows him out of the ring, and they take each other out with a nasty double clothesline!
Both get in before the referee counts to ten. They butt heads and trade punches. Ambrose comes out on top with chops and punches. Wyatt punches him back and counters a rebound clothesline with a nasty clothesline of his own. Wyatt immediately follows up with a senton splash for a near fall. Wyatt punches him to the corner and puts him on the top rope. Wyatt clubs the back and goes for a back superplex. Ambrose fights back with punches and knocks him off. Ambrose leaps, but Wyatt catches him. Ambrose counters into a Dirty Deeds attempt, but Wyatt gets out of the ring. Ambrose goes for a suicide dive, but Wyatt doesn’t go down. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail on the floor, but Ambrose gets out. Wyatt then catches him with a one-armed slam on the barricade! Ambrose writhes in pain on the floor.
Wyatt rolls him into the ring and talks trash. Wyatt arcs his back, but Ambrose punches him and connects with a rebound clothesline. Ambrose then comes off the top rope with a flying elbow.
The Wyatt Family logo flashes on the screen and the lights go out. When they come back on, the rest of the Wyatt Family surrounds Ambrose on the apron. They quickly begin triple-teaming him.
Winner by Disqualification: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: ** 1/4
The Wyatt Family continues to pound Ambrose before Wyatt grabs him and connects with Sister Abigail. Wyatt celebrates with his family.
Triple H’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring. Triple H removes his tie and gets in the ring. Triple H surveys the damage and goes face-to-face with Wyatt. The crowd loudly chants, “YES!” Wyatt looks at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and caresses it. Wyatt then backs up and leaves the ring with his family. The crowd boos these actions. Triple H starts rolling up his sleeves before looking over at the commentary table. Triple H dismantles the table and gets in the ring. Ambrose then catches him with Dirty Deeds! The crowd loudly applauds Ambrose as he picks up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and holds it high.
Quick Match Results
Kevin Owens def. Neville (non-title)
Summer Rae def. Brie Bella
Sheamus, Rusev, and King Barrett def. Dolph Ziggler
Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks def. Naomi and Tamina via Submission
The New Day def. Chris Jericho and AJ Styles to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships
Kalisto def. Tyler Breeze (non-title)
Ryback def. Curtis Axel
Dean Ambrose def. Bray Wyatt via DQ
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