Monday Night Raw (2/8/16)- Thank You Daniel Bryan

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WWE Raw Results (2/8/16)
Monday, February 8th, 2016
From the Key Arena, Seattle, WA
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Hello all you lovely people! Welcome back to Wrestling News World for Monday Night Raw! I hope all your football fans enjoyed the SuperBowl yesterday, and if you aren't a football fan then I hope you enjoyed the food and commercials. We are building to Fast Lane and tonight Raw takes a stop in the hometown of Daniel Bryan. Sadly he posted on his Twitter account today that he will be announcing his retirement tonight. For exclusive content on Daniel Bryan's status from earlier this week check out our premium article here.  Question of the Week: Do you think Daniel Bryan will actually retire or is this an elaborate work?

The show begins with a video package for Daniel Bryan and the tweet from his account announcing his retirement. Stephanie McMahon is in the middle of the ring.

Steph- Welcome to Monday Night Raw! We are just moments away from the official contract signing for the main event of Fast Lane where the winner will face my husband. *Daniel Bryan chants* My husband Triple H at WrestleMania. Hollywood may have Batman vs. Superman, Captain America vs. Ironman, but only WWE had Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar. All three men will be signing--*Ambrose music cuts her off*

Dean makes his way to the ring and leans against the table.

Dean- Can we cut to the chase Steph, please?! I've got some unfinished business with that overgrown ape Brock Lesnar so let's bring his big ass down here.

Steph- You actually don't tell me what to do, and as it so happens there will be no physicality whatsoever. In fact--*Roman Reigns music cuts her off*

Roman comes through the crowd as usual and gets in the ring.

Steph- How unusual for you to interrupt me.

Roman- What's the holdup, let's sign then my man. You want to punch Brock Lesnar in the face right? Let's get to it.

Steph- We'll get to it, but isn't it interesting Dean, how every time you have a moment Roman makes it his own somehow. Anyway, and the third competitor, Brock Lesnar!

Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way down to the ring.

Paul- Ladies and Gentlemen my name is--

Steph- Paul everyone knows your name, I already introduced Brock, let's get on with this.

All three men sign.

Steph- Thank you, gentlemen, my business here is done.

Paul- Little brother, you might want to ask big brother Samoan brother about the difference between a beat down from the Authority, and an authoritative beat down from the Beast Brock Lesnar.

Ambrose gets in the face of Lesnar, but Lesnar throws Dean over the signing table and then throws the table into Roman. Lesnar picks up Ambrose and hits an F5.

Triple H's music hits and he stands at the top of the ramp with Steph and stares down Lesnar.

Backstage

Ambrose and Reigns are backstage.

Ambrose- I swear to God before tonight is over I'm gonna get Brock Lesnar!

Reigns nods in agreement.

Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler

Owens hits a quick clothesline and then follows it up with a cannonball. 2 count. Owens stomps at Ziggler. Owens tells Cole to shut up from in the ring. High elbow by Owens knocks Ziggler back down. Owens talks trash as he punches Dolph. Ziggler slides out of a suplex and locks in the sleeper. Owens runs himself and Dolph through the ropes to get Ziggler off his back.

We return from break and Owens has Ziggler in a chin lock. Ziggler fights out with a jawbreaker but runs into a high elbow again. Owens with the running senton and gets a 2 count pin. Owens whips Ziggler into the corner but Dolph moves and Kevin goes shoulder first into the steel post. Ziggler with a splash in the corner and a swinging neck breaker. Jumping elbow by Dolph and a 2 count. Ziggler tries the jumping DDT but Owens throws him backwards and connects with a superkick! Owens tries the Pop-Up Powerbomb, but Ziggler jumps through. Ziggler tries the Superkick but KO blocks it, but Dolph hits the jumping DDT. Ziggler hits a fameasser on KO from the apron to the floor below! Both men make it in barely before the 10 count. Ziggler tries a splash but Owens moves, Owens tries the cannonball but Ziggler moves. Ziggler goes for the pin and puts his feet on the ropes! 1-2-3!

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Owens is furious after the match and wrecks the announce table and flips the steel stairs.

The Usos are backstage and The Dudleys great them. The Dudleyz say they should be the ones in a tables match with New Day. They say it should be the 4 of them against the New Day in a tables match. The Usos say if they can get it approved, they'd be all for it.

Charlotte w/ Ric Flair vs. Alicia Fox

Alicia gets hit with a dropkick from Charlotte. Foxy grabs Charlotte from behind but Charlotte reverses it and tries the Figure 8, but Alicia fights out. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex, but only gets a 2 count. Charlotte hits a modified neck breaker. Charlotte with a clothesline and taunts the crowd. Charlotte locks in a headlock but Fox fights out. Charlotte immediately slams the head of Alicia to the mat. Charlotte wraps her legs around the neck of Alicia. Fox fights out and hits a spinning backbreaker. Charlotte tries to gain the upper hand and connects with a spear. Charlotte locks in the Figure 8 and Foxy taps.

Winner: Charlotte

MizTV

Miz- Welcome to a special edition of MizTV. There's something I need to address, usually this is a place where superstars get things off their chest. Usually, this is a place where people can be awesome. This was not the case last week with AJ Styles. Disgusting behavior from that redneck. I am the Miz and AJ Styles needs to understand that. Look at what I did for the career of Daniel Bryan. I am a former WWE Champion, I'm an A lister, I--*Chris Jericho's music hits*

Jericho- We got some crazy people here tonight! Miz I gotta tell you that was a great introduction except for where you forgot to use my name, or say anything entertaining.

Miz- Chris I was getting to you.

Jericho- Miz please shut the hell up! I realized something backstage while you were talking and talking and talking. The fans don't want to see a Miz TV, they want to see the Highlight Reel! Let's get things switched! Welcome to Raw is Jerichooo! And welcome to the Highlight Reel and tonight my guest is..

Miz- I am not your guest! This is my show!

Jericho- Actually Miz you're correct, this isn't right, something is missing....Can I get my potted plant in here. Much better! Let me introduce my guest, Miz, you've got a lot to talk about. You suffered two losses, in your match against AJ Styles, and your teeth.

Miz- I can't look stupid, I'm not Sheamus. Do you have any idea how much this cost?! This cost me 10,000 dollars each. Last week I had a major addiction! What the hell is so funny Chris!?

Chris- I can't help it. I can't help but think about the song all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.

Miz- When my hand goes up your mouth goes shut! Does everyone think this is funny?! You know what I think is funny is the fact that I wasn't the only one upstaged by the phenomenal one. What is it you say? Roll the clip monkeys? *Footage of Styles beating Jericho* AJ Styles may have been a big fish in a big pond, but in WWE the little fish beat the Great White Jericho. Deep down it's eating you alive, Chris.

Jericho- You know what, it is eating me alive Miz. I haven't stopped thinking about it. Like I said, we all know he's good. But is he great? Does he have what it takes to beat Chris Jericho twice? I guess we'll find out on Smackdown, but I wouldn't count on it. I'm going to remind everyone I'm the best in the wold at what I do.

AJ Styles music hits and as he comes out Jericho gets blasted from behind by Miz. Styles runs in and attacks Miz. Jericho is up and attacks Miz with Styles. Jericho and Styles stare each other down. Both men start to go at it and Miz pulls Jericho out of the ring. Jericho throws Miz over the announce table and then stares down AJ.

DEH!!!

The Wyatt Family comes out together.

Bray Wyatt vs. Ryback

Bray hits some good shots and then throws Ryback out of the ring. He slides back in and hits a clothesline in the corner. Ryback to the top rope but Bray moves out of his range. Ryback slams Wyatt and goes for a pin but only gets 2. Ryback back to the top rope but gets down when he sees the Family circling. Bray blasts Ryback from behind as we head to break.

We return and Ryback is in a chin lock. Bray hits a running high elbow. Wyatt ends up sending himself into the steel post, shoulder first. Running high knee from Ryback, and another. Ryback connects with a crossbody, then a spinebuster! Bray kicks out at 2. Ryback goes for the Meat Hook but runs straight into the Sister Abigail.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Bray tells the family to get him. Ryback tries to go right after Strowman but the whole family attacks. Full Nelson bomb by Rowan. Spinning clothesline by Harper. Strowman throws Ryback outside the ring and whips Ryback into the apron, then the steel steps. Ryback gets fed to Bray who hits another Sister Abigail on Ryback, this time on the floor. Bray shouts to the crowd about how this is just the start of the Apocalypse.

New Day is backstage waxing a table. Renee Young asks them if they have found a 4th man yet. They say they haven't but they will.

Backstage

Ambrose and Reigns are together.

Reigns- I don't know about you but--

Ambrose- Don't, don't even. I don't care if he gives me another F5, F10, F50. I'm getting a piece of Lesnar tonight.

Reigns- I'm not here to talk you out of it, that fool hit me with a table. Let's go get us a piece right now.

Ambrose- I don't need your help on this

Reigns- What are you talking about? Are you still hot about Smackdown last week?

Ambrose- No no no. You been in the ring with Lesnar before, you'll get another shot against him at Fast Lane. Tonight Brock is mine.

Reigns- Alright, give him hell and save me some.

Titus O'Neil vs. Adam Rose w/ The Social Outcasts

Slater- WWE Universe! Social Outcasts is about to take Monday Night Raw overrrr! Just like the Broncos stomped the Panthers last night.

Adam- Tonight Heathy baby the trending topic will be how the Florida gator got beat by the radical mongoose.

Axel- Wait you named yourself the radical mongoose? That's horrible, man.

Adam- The universe named me that.

Bo- It's just like how the universe gave me three best friends. And Titus is about to find out how the universe gives us best...trends!

Adam slaps Titus and Titus DECKS him back. Titus throws Rose across the ring and smacks his chest HARD. Twice. Rose hits a dropkick. Rose hits a shoulder to the knee of Titus. 2 count by Rose. Rose locks in a headlock but Titus fights out. Rose kicks the back of the knee of Titus. Titus throws Rose across the ring. Shoulder tackle by O'Neil. Rose jumps into Titus' arms. Titus slams Rose's ribs into his knee over and over. Titus goes for a big splash but Social Outcasts pull their friend to safety. Titus comes out and blasts all 3 guys and rolls Rose back in the ring. Slater up on the side causes a distraction which allows Rose to roll up Titus for the win!

Winner: Adam Rose

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring.

Ambrose- Hey Brock Lesnar, what do you call that earlier? F2 or F3? I know it's not an F5, because it didn't hurt. Thought it was supposed to keep me down, conquer me. Brock Lesnar can't keep me down, can't kill me, can't get it done! Why don't you come out here and try again, and, this time, put some stank on it! Man, maybe Triple H was right, maybe suplex city is going soooft. Brock Lesnar has gone soft. That sounds like a personal problem. What's a matter Brock, can't get it up for the big fight? I guess Paulie didn't give you permission. I know he is your advocate, but I didn't know you needed his permission to hold your balls! *Brock Lesnar's music hits*

Lesnar gets to the side of the ring but Ambrose is taking the fight to him. Lesnar tackles Ambrose into the ring apron and then throws him into the barricade. Lesnar rolls Ambrose in the ring. Lesnar hits a running clothesline on Ambrose. Ambrose gets up and Lesnar hits another clothesline. Brock puts Ambrose up and hits another F5. Lesnar walks away but Ambrose stirs up and waves Lesnar on for more. Lesnar gets back in the ring. Roman's music hits and Reigns comes to the ramp. Lesnar is staring down Reigns when Ambrose hits a low blow from behind! Ambrose heads to the back and yells at Roman that he told him to stay out of it. Roman says he's crazy but he did it.

Lucha Dragons vs. Alberto Del Rio and Rusev w/ Wade Barrett

Sin Cara rolls up Rusev. Sin Cara with a springboard moonsault. Cara with a kick to the head, and Rusev makes a tag to ADR but Cara doesn't realize. Del Rio with a kick to the head of Sin Cara. Rusev tags back in and big stomps to the chest of Sin Cara. Rusev locks in a grip submission on the neck of Cara. Sin Cara fights out but gets kicked hard in the head by Rusev. Tag to Del Rio who comes off the top rope and hammers Sin Cara. Headlock by Del Rio. German suplex from ADR. 2 count. Del Rio tries the cheap shot on Kalisto but misses. Tag to Rusev. Headbutt by Rusev and a running elbow. Sin Cara manages to connect with a DDT and makes the hot tag to Kalisto! Springboard seated Senton to Del Rio. Corkscrew elbow from Kalisto. Sin Cara takes out Rusev. Kalisto tries the Salida Del Sol but Del Rio throws him onto the top turnbuckle. Barrett causes a distraction and Del Rio hits a kick to the head of Kalisto. Del Rio then hits the stomp on Kalisto for the win.

Winners: Rusev and Alberto Del Rio

We see footage of R-Truth from earlier in the day. Goldust is dressed up as Jimi Hendrix. Goldust tries to convince Truth to be his tag team partner again. After Goldust smashes a guitar security takes him away.

Tamina w/ Naomi vs. Becky Lynch with Sasha Banks on commentary.

Becky hits a dropkick on Tamina. Sleeper by Becky but Tamina uses the corner to ram Becky. Tamina slams Becky's head against the mat. Tamina chokes Becky with the ropes and Naomi hits a cheap shot. Becky fights back but gets blasted by a high elbow. Tamina locks in a submission on Becky's head and then hits a big headbutt. Tamina points at Sasha and Sasha gets up and talks trash but gets blindsided by Naomi. Becky runs over to make the save but when she gets back in the ring she runs right into a Superkick.

Winner: Tamina

Backstage New Day seems to convince Mark Henry to be their partner for the tables match tonight. He asks to play Francesca and then dances with them, with the unicorn horn on.

Awww don't you dare be souurrr!!!!

Woods- Tonight will not be a table for three

Kofi- What a great plug for a terrific show on the WWE Network.

Big E- And now your world's strongest unicorn! Mark Henry!!

The Usos and The Dudleyz vs. The New Day and Mark Henry

All 8 men go right at each other. Eventually, New Day gets cleared out and all 4 faces take on Mark Henry. Mark gets knocked out and the Usos go over the top rope. We head to break.

We return and things are a bit more even. New Day takes more control of the match as New Day is feeding guys to Henry. New Day starts yelling at Mary Henry what to do and Henry gets mad and walks out on them. New Day turns around and all 4 of their opponents blast them. They do a double What's Up! Bubba tells D-Von to get the tables! Kofi blasts D-Von and Big E takes down Bubba, but then they run into the Usos. Double Superkick, and then another, then a third. Jey sets up the table and puts Woods on it. Big E makes the save but gets a 3D for his trouble!

Winners: The Usos and the Dudley Boyz

After the match as they are celebrating the Dudley Boyz blast the Usos from behind. They put Jimmy through the table. Jey tries to fight back, but he tweeked his knee earlier and can't fight back. The put him on Bubba's shoulders and powerbomb Jey through another table.

We get another video package for Daniel Bryan, celebrating his career.

Daniel Bryan comes to the ring, he's trimmed his beard and got a haircut that looks very respectable! The crowd is crazy for him and he closes his eyes and takes in the moment. Extremely heavy "Daniel Bryan" chants. "Yes!" chants follow.

Daniel- So, just now I was able to close my eyes and feel that. Literally feel it in a way that I've never gotten to feel it before. Just that experience I'm never going to forget it. But now it is time for me to address the giant elephant in the room. I know, I know I didn't want to shave my beard either. The thing is I wanted to cut my hair, and once I cut my hair I looked really silly with this giant beard. This is my one cheap plug, I cut my hair for this organization called wigs for kids. And one of the nice things about them is they make wigs for kids who have cancer and they don't charge the families for that. If there is anything worthwhile that comes out of tonight it should be that. Now for some less fun stuff. Trust me I don't want to be doing this any more than you don't want me to. Truth is I have been wrestling since I was 18 years old and within the first 5 months, I'd already had 3 concussions, for years after that I'd get a concussion here and there and after 16 years that adds up to a lot. It gets to a point where they tell you, you can't wrestle anymore. For a long time I fought that because I'd gotten EEGs and brain MRIs and they all said I was fine and I could come back and wrestle, and I trained for it. If WWE wanted me back I was going to come back and wrestle because this I have loved this in a way that I never loved anything else. But a week and a half ago I took a test that said maybe my brain isn't as ok as I thought it was and I have a family to think about. My wife and I want to start having kids soon. *Yes chants* THAT'S WHAT BRIE SAYS ALL THE TIME!! So it is with a heavy heart and the utmost sadness that officially announce my retirement, but if there is one thing, so I've gone all these complex emotions in the last little bit. I've been angry, sad, frustrated, but this morning I felt nothing but gratitude. Because I have gotten to do what I love for nearly 16 years. Let me tell you a few of the things that I love. No one outside this arena or city cares about this but I love the Seahawks. Heres' another thing I love, right before my music hits and it makes a weird noise and every time I get this weird smirk on my face and I love it every single time. Do you know what else I love? I love hitting the ropes and diving right here. It has made me feel like Superman, and your guys reaction made me feel like Superman. Here's another thing I love, I have wrestled in the parking lot of gas stations AND I have wrestled in front of 70,000+ fans. Here's another thing I love! I have gotten to meet some of the most amazing people I know. I have gotten to meet a man who acts like a monster but is the smartest man I know in Kane. I have gotten to meet a man who was a mentor and my friend for over 16 years in William Regal. I have gotten to meet children who are stronger than anyone could be in Connor. Grateful, I am very grateful and I'm grateful because wrestling doesn't owe me or anyone back there anything. WWE doesn't owe us anything. We do this because we love to do this. Then it was strange, I did this because I loved to do this and then you guys got behind me in a way that I never thought was possible. In a way that fans shouldn't get behind a guy who is 5'8 and 200 pounds. For that I'm grateful. I am grateful because a little over 2 years ago in this very arena you guys hijacked Raw. And they were trying to do a championship coronation with Randy Orton and John Cena and they had all the former champions out here, and you guys wouldn't stop chanting Daniel Bryan. But that's not why I'm grateful. My dad was sitting right over there and my dad got to see that. His son getting that kind of reaction from all you people. That was the last time my dad ever got to see me special and you guys made it special for him and for me and my whole family. I am grateful, I am grateful because of wrestling I got to meet the most wonderful woman in the world. Who is beautiful, she's smart and she completes me in a way I didn't think was possible, and that's because of wrestling. I am grateful because I get to come out here in front of my hometown fans, I get to announce my retirement in front of a bunch of people who love me. That special moment with my dad, I get to share it with my mom, with my sister, with my family, with my friends. I get to share that with them, with you, with my wife in back. With the people I've spent the last 15 years of my life with. I am grateful. Now, tomorrow morning I start a new life a life where I am no longer a wrestler, but that is tomorrow and that is not tonight! And by damn I have one more night to feel this energy and feel this life! So if I could get one more Yes chant I would really appreciate it!

Daniel leads a Yes chant. Brie comes out and kisses him and tells him she loves him so much.

#ThankYouDaniel

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