WWE Raw Results (2/22/16)
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
From at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello friends and welcome back to Monday Night Raw on WNW! Happy to see your smiling faces (you're smiling right? Cool.) Last night was Fast Lane and with it done, we are right in the thick of WrestleMania season! Question of the week: Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, yay or nay?
WWE Monday Night Raw Results
We start things with footage from earlier today. Brock Lesnar attacked Dean Ambrose as he was getting out of his car as he arrived at the arena. Dean was put in a neck brace and an ambulance brought him away.
Vince McMahon comes out to present the Vincent J. McMahon award.
Vince- Tonight will be a night you never ever forget! Tonight we present the first ever Vincent J. McMahon award. The legacy of excellent award. Don't what me! For over 100 years my family has been presenting sports entertainment. What we're talking about here is legacy. My dad was a very cunning business man but was very kind. A warm heart. The person we honor has those traits as well. A great business accument but a warm heart. With that let me present you the winner, Stephanie McMahon!
Stephanie comes out to the ring
Vince- There is no one in the world who deserves this more than you. I'm so proud of you Stephanie. You show all the attrubutes of my dad.
Steph- Thank you Dad! I don't know what to say, it's our families legacy. I have a few things to say that I prepared, I didn't expect to win but I prepared a few things to say. Before I start I think it's important to acknowledge my teammate my partner, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, who at this very moment is preparing to defend his title against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. I just have to say--
HERE COMES THE MONEY!!! SHANE MCHMAHON COMES OUT! The crowd gives the biggest pop I've heard in YEARS. Vince goes for a hug and Shane stops him. Vince puts his hand out for a shake and Shane slowly pushes Vince's hand down.
Shane- First off, thank you so much for that. What's up Detroit!? Excuse me while I conduct some buisness. You just had to do it didn't you. This is the straw that broke the camels back, the Vincent J McMahon award, brilliant. It should be bestowed upon someone who deserves it. And that ain't you. Hello Stephanie, I'm sorry but it's not.
Vince- Behave. We need to talk, backstage maybe.
Shane- No you had your chance, I've been trying to talk to you for days. Like you always say, you gotta man up! We're gonna do it right here in front of the people.
Steph- It's like I'm not even here. Shane this isn't about you. This isn't your moment, this is MY moment. This is MY legacy. Yes, my legacy, Shane.
Shane- All do respect, you haven't earned it.
Steph- What you know about earning anything? You haven't even been here in the last 6-7 years. Easy to criticise from the couch. My husband and I have been running a multi-billion dollar business with our blood sweat and tears. Whether these people appreciate it or not.
Shane- Before I address that. She doesn't know does she? Hooohooo hoo. You don't know. You don't know. Let me tell you this Stephanie. You and your husband have been running this company into the ground. Look at the stock, look at the ratings, look at the plethora of talent injuries. Under your watch, you're running the company down into the ground.
Steph- You're saying this in front of this packed house in Detroit. You don't know what it's like to run a business. You're just a quitter! Now get out of MY ring.
Shane- Number 1 it's your father's ring. And let me, since you don't understand what's happening, do you want me to tell her? Or should I?
Vince- I don't think this is the time or place.
Shane- Let's get into the gory details, this is the time and the place.
Steph- What is it?
Shane- Several years ago your father messed up big time. HUGE. And who was there to save the day? Me. So since you don't know, your father and I cut ourselves a little deal. In that deal, I was able to do, lots of things I wanted to do. Take some time off, build some businesses. But I never lost my place in line.
Steph- This is ridiculous, nothing happens in WWE business that I don't know about.
Shane- Believe me it's a tough spot, but you don't know what you don't know. But know this, the reason you've been able to climb so high is because I allowed it.
Steph- Dad tell me this isn't true. Come on. It can't be true.
Vince- Let me have a word with Shane.
Steph- This is absolutely insane, we have a little thing called WrestleMania coming up. Shane if you'd like to actually show up this year, I'll get you a ticket. It won't be ringside, but I'll do my best.
Vince- On that note, I want to have a word with Shane. You and I will talk later.
Steph- Is this true Dad?! Is this true?!
Vince- Let me talk to Shane, you're award will be presented backstage.
Shane- Is it true.
Vince- There's some truth to it.
Shane- It's all true. You know what it was. At the time it was best for business. Let me hold the ropes for you. Bye bye.
Steph- I will never forgive you for this.
Vince- So what's this all about? I got my checkbook! I'll write another check to you. That's what you want right? Name your price.
Shane- This isn't about money, I left a lot of money on the table by getting out from underneath you. Sometimes I think what an idiot, but actually, when I look in the mirror I quickly come to the calming realization I don't belong to you anymore. What this is about is this, this is about legacy. Your grandfather, your dad. You're third generation, I'm fourth. My kids are 5th generation. I want this company to be around for the 5th and 6th and 7th generations.
Vince- So it's not about money, what do you want Shane-o.
Shane- Simple, I want control of Monday Night Raw.
Vince- Oh wow, that's a good one. That's all? If you control Raw you control the whole company.
Vince- Things have changed, we're publicly traded. You can't just step in where you left off.
Shane- Things have changed, for the worse. I'm out here to better this company and make sure there is generational.
Vince- You came out here for a fight. To embarrass Stephanie and me! You people want Shane running Raw?! You have no idea! I'll make you a deal, I'll give you what you want.
Shane- What's the catch?
Vince- No catch, you just have to win a match. One match, if you win you get control. If I win, I get the key to that lockbox with all the paperwork and you can never hold anything over my head again. I pick an opponent and they face you. One night, one match.
Shane- You got your match, you're on.
Vince- I'm going to name a place and opponent almost as big as your ego. Place and time is WrestleMania. And your opponent is THE UNDERTAKER! Oh by the way, just so you can't take your ball and run like you have in the past, it's going to be Hell in the Cell!
Lucha Dragons and Neville vs. New Day
Kalisto and Woods start things off. Kalisto hits an arm drag and drop kick, but Woods slides out of the ring to catch his breath as we head to commercial.
We return and it's still Kalisto and Woods but a tag is made to Sin Cara who hits a springboard flip onto Woods and then tags Neville. Neville locks in a submission on Woods left arm. Woods fights out and throws Neville into his team's corner. Neville pops up and hits a big kick to get himself space. Woods tags Big E who suplexes Neville. Unicorn stampede from New Day. Kofi hits a kick on a seated Neville. 2 count. Kofi locks in a submission on the neck of Neville. Neville fights out and tries to make a tag but Kofi stops him. Tag to Woods. Xavier hits a dropkick on Neville who was propped against the ropes. We head to break.
We return and Kofi and Woods are double teaming Neville. Big E tags in. Big E tries the pin but gets a 2 count. Tag to Woods who throws Neville in the corner. Neville sends him over the top rope and Woods hits the steel stairs on the way down. Neville goes for a tag but Kofi rolls Woods in and tags himself in. Kofi knocks Kalisto of the side but Neville makes the tag to Sin Cara! Sin Cara takes it to Kofi with some springboard moves! Sin Cara chops Kofi in the corner, but Kofi slides out the side. Sin Cara doesn't miss a beat and hits the suicide dive. Sin Cara rolls Kofi in and tries for the pin but Big E breaks it up. Kalisto knocks E out of the ring, the Woods takes out Kalisto, and Nevile takes out Woods. Big E tries to tackle Neville off the side but misses! Neville hits a 540 splash off the side of the ring onto Big E! Then Kalisto runs up and jumps off Neville's back and hits his own 540 splash on Woods! In the ring Kofi grabs the mask of Sin Cara and hits Trouble in Paradise for the win!
Winners: New Day
Roman Reigns is backstage looking at his phone when JoJo comes up and asks if he has an updated.
Roman- The only thing I know is what I saw in that video. I called the hospital but they're just saying they are running tests.
JoJo- This must put a damper on what should have been one of the best nights of your career. You're going on to face Triple H at WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Roman- It all comes down to this. No corporate tricks, no BS. Just me vs. Triple H. It comes down to this *holds up fist* and this *points to his heart* and I like my odds.
Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar come out.
Paul- Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and this your main event of the evening. Now I understand that sounds very egotistical. My client is not even in his wrestling gear. But any segment with my client, is the main event. My client is the single biggest thing in sports and entertainment. My client is BROCK LESNAR! Last night in the main event of Fast Lane, my client Brock Lesnar took both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to suplex city. Then my client locked the kamora on Roman Reigns, and Roman was seconds away from tapping away. And don't tell me Roman wouldn't tap, the Undertaker tapped to my client. Roman Reigns would tap to Brock Lesnar! Then comes Dean Ambrose, who takes a competitive wrestling match and turns it into a down and dirty street fight. He took my client out of the main event of WrestleMania. This pissed off Brock Lesnar! Then the nutjob takes himself out of the main event of WrestleMania because he wasn't even paying attention to what else was happening. So as soon as my Dean Ambrose arrived at the arena tonight my client, the God of vengeance got his revenge. Since Brock Lesnar is out of the main event of WrestleMania, Dean Ambrose is now out of WrestleMania altogether. Show them the footage *shows Lesnar's attack on Dean.* There is no shield that can protect Dean Ambrose from the wrath of Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar IS the main event. Triple H you think YOU'RE the main event? Not when Brock Lesnar is on the card. These kids, these parkour kids, think their so cool. They do these crazy things that people think are so cool until a semi comes along and *SMACK* If you think I'm in this destructive of a mood, how destructive do you think Brock Lesnar is right now? My client Brock Lesnar needs a new match at WrestleMania. This is fair warning to anyone in the locker room that wants to step up, go to the hospital and ask the barely breathing Dean Ambrose and ask him what the wrath of Brock Lesnar feels like. There is an F5 about to tear through the locker room all the way to WrestleMania. So sayeth the advocate, so sayeth the conqueror, so sayeth to WrestleMania.
BEEP BEEP BEEP a car is beeping and there are sirens going off as an ambulance drives through the arena. It's Dean Ambrose, still in a neck brace! He rips off the brace and drags his body down the ramp, but he's clearly in pain. Lesnar gets out of the ring and stands over Dean. He steps over Ambrose, stepping on his head and goes up the ramp.
Dean- BROOOCK! Hey Brock, kiss my ass. I told you I'm indestructible, and you're gonna find that out the hard way. I want Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania! No holds bard, street fight!
Lesnar makes his way down the ramp and F5s Ambrose on the mat.
Paul- My client accepts your challenge.
The Usos vs. The Ascension
The Dudley Boyz come out.
Bubba Ray- Usos let us be the first to welcome back. Don't take what happened a few weeks ago personally. We need to remind you guys, and everyone else, that the Dudley Boyz are not a one trick pony. That the Dudley Boyz are not a nostalgia act. What we are, are the most decorated tag team in the history of the WWE. What the Dudley Boyz are, is the 9-time tag team champions. Our legacy will not be defined by a piece of furniture. Which is why all of you will never see the tables again
D-Von- You know speaking of one trick ponies, maybe your father instead of going around buying thongs all those years, should have taught you some respect.
The Ascension blast the Usos from behind. The match starts and Victor attack Jimmy. Tag to Jey is made and he takes out both members of the Ascension. Jey hits the Samoan drop on Victor. Jey hits the spinning kick on Connor. Double Superkick on Victor who comes off the top rope. Jey goes to the top and hits the big splash for the win!
Winners: The Usos
The Dudleyz come down to talk trash but don't get in the ring.
Chris Jericho comes out to the ring wearing ring gear.
Jericho- Welcome to Raw is Jerichoooo. Now I have a little story for you guys. For years I hear about this tremendous competitor, tearing it up around the world. AJ Styles. All I hear is he is phenomenal. Then he debuts in the Royal Rumble and right off the bat I didn't like him. I didn't understand how you could call yourself phenomenal but have never had a single match in the WWE, that made me angry. But then I wrestled him and each match was better than the last, leading to last night's match which I would call phenomenal. Now AJ beat me, and I've had 24 hours to reflect on it. I said I didn't like AJ, I did respect him. There are a few more things I want to say to him and I want to say it face to face so AJ please come on down to the ring! Please!
AJ makes his way out to the ring.
Jericho- Last night I told you the pressure was one you. If I had beaten you again last night it could have derailed your WWE career before it even began. But I didn't you beat me, like I said it was phenomenal. I've told you before I don't like you, I do respect you. I have one more thing to add, congratulations. You proved you belong here in the WWE. You have what it takes to go straight to the top and become a WWE Champion. More importantly you proved you're not good, not great, but phenomenal.
They shake hands and the Social Outcasts come out.
Heath- Wow this is such a memoriable moment! We are so sorry we had to interrupt right before you guys hugged.
Bo- My heart is warmed to see so much love in the ring right now!
Heath- Bo, I was being sarcastic.
Bo- Oh...yeah...me too.
Axel- Hey look at this, this is garbage! Oh let's shake hands! I respect you! Chris we see right through you, the only reason you're playing nice is because AJ made you tap out.
Heath- You're going to sit here and shake this man's hand? After all he said about you? Where I'm from we'd call you a coward!
Rose- So what are you friends now? No one's buying this. No one is buying Y2AJ.
Bo- You two aren't a team, you two need to get out of our ring. Now!
Jericho- Shut up Ginger Jackass. After all the crap you said, you did make a good point. You think we should be a team? Ok we're officially a team, and we're starting with you 4 jackasses. Right now.
AJ Styles and Chris Jericho vs. Heath Slater and Curtis Axel
We return from break and Styles hits a dropkick and tags Jericho. Chris hits a dropkick of his own. Tag to AJ who chops Slater and then hits a running forearm. AJ signals for the Clash but Slater counters. Bo and Rose cause a distraction and Axel hits a clothesline when the ref isn't looking. Tag to Curtis who hits a dropkick. Slater tags back in and locks in a headlock on AJ. AJ fights out and hits the Pele kick! Tags made on both sides! Jericho hits a shoulder block. Axel tries to send Jericho over the top rope but Chris lands on the side, runs up the turnbuckle and hits an ax handle. Jericho knocks Slater down and hits the running bulldog. Jericho tries the lionsault but Axel rolls out of the way. Chris tries for the Walls of Jericho, but Slater runs in. AJ hits the springboard forearm to take out Slater before he can break it up. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho for the win.
Winners: Chris Jericho and AJ Styles
Backstage Triple H and Steph are standing next to the WWE Title.
Hunter- Steph let it go.
Steph- How am I supposed to let it go, I was standing there, do you know how proud I was? Only to be interrupted by my brother with some bogus claim. Do you know how embarrassing that was?
Hunter- Look Steph, your brother is a failure. Always has been, and this will be no different. Now tonight may not have started the way we wanted, but it sure as hell will end the way we want it. Do you want to tell Roman or should I?
Steph- Oh, I will.
Roman is walking backstage when Steph walks up.
Steph- Where do you think you're going?
Roman- I'm going to check on Dean, do you mind?
Steph- Actually I do mind. I don't think you're going to be checking on Dean. You've got a match tonight against someone who has been severely overlooked in your "quest for greatness" Sheamus. And let me remind you that Sheamus is a member of the League of Nations, a real brotherhood. Not like you and Dean and your little bromance or whatever. Remember where there is one member of the League of Nations there is all. They don't have the same opportunities as you at WrestleMania, and I'd hate to see them take it out on you. I wouldn't want you injured so badly you can't compete at WrestleMania. So good luck out there.
Goldust walks up to R-Truth with a chocolate cake to say he's sorry for costing Truth his match last night. Truth says this was cute at first, but he's not going to forget everything Goldust has done. Goldust says he knows Truth's every move, that's why they'd make such great tag team partners! Truth says then he know Truth won't smash the cake in Goldust's face because he's better than that...sike! Truth smashes the cake in Goldust's face.
Kane, Ryback, and Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan
Kane and Bray start things off and Kane puts Bray in the corner and kicks him down. Bray reverses it and stomps Kane. Kane hits a big kick and Bray tags Harper. Tag to Ryback and he puts Harper in the corner and shoulders Harper. Ryback whips Harper into the corner and tags Kane. Kane headbutts Harper but Harper hits a dropkick! Tag to Rowan who hits some heavy blows to Kane. Rowan kicks Kane down to the mat. Tag to Ryback who unloads on Rowan. Crossbody from Ryback! Running high knee by Ryback, and another. Rowan rolls to the apron but Ryback grabs him. Ryback hits a spinebuster in the ring. Rowan rolls outside but Ryback follows him and hits a running clothesline. We head to break.
When we return Harper PLANTS Ryback. Tag to Rowan who puts Ryback on the top turnbuckle and hits some body shots. Rowan goes for a Superplex but Ryback fights it off and hits a missile dropkick! Tag to Bray and Big Show. Big Show hits clotheslines on Bray and a HUGE spear. Harper hits a big kick. Kane with a Big Boot. Rowan with a spinning kick! Big Show goes bounce against the ropes but Strowman pulls down the ropes and Big Show crashes and burns. Tag to Harper who hits Show in the face. Big Show fights back with a huge smack to the chest. Harper gets caught in the chokeslam but reverses it into a sleeper. Big Show turns it into a side suplex to create some space. Tag to Kane who clotheslines Harper in the corner, then again. Sidewalk slam from Kane. Dropkick from Kane to Harper who is seated. DDT from Kane to Harper. Kane signals for the chokeslam. Ryback gets off the side and walks to the back. Bray tags in and blasts Kane from behind. Bray hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Ryback is walking backstage when an interviewer asks him about the walk out.
Ryback- I won the match last night. I don't have anything to prove. I'm done being in tag teams, I need to focus on myself. As far as Kane and Big Show, I have no beef with them. I need to stand by myself. That glass ceiling, the brass ring. Break it. Take it.
Sasha Banks vs. Naomi w/ Tamina
They lock up and Sasha locks in the headlock. Naomi grabs the hair to get out of it and tries for a hip toss, but Sasha turns it into an abdominal stretch. Sasha rolls up Naomi for 2. Naomi flips Sasha and hits a kick to the gut. Naomi suplexes Sasha onto the ropes. Sasha gets on the ringside but Tamina pulls her off the side and she crashes. We head to break.
We return and Sasha and Naomi are kicking each other. Sasha hits a clothesline that turns Naomi inside out. Sasha catches a kick and hits the double knee! 2 count. Sasha goes to the top but Naomi takes advantage of a distraction from Tamina. Becky Lynch runs out and takes out Tamina, which allows Sasha to hit the Banks Statement for the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Charlotte comes out dressed like a Bella- Dad get me a tissue, listen, I'm so sorry. I'm so moved! Watching you guys bond, it's like Tina Fey and Amy Pohler, only cheaper hair dye. Anyway, after my very emotional victory last night the Authority told me there will be a match to see who gets the honor of facing me at WrestleMania. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch. Let's see who wants it more, the cut-throat former NXT Women's Champion or my former BFF the Lasskicker. BECKY WATCH OUT! *Becky turns around in a fighting stance but Sasha didn't try to attack* HAHAHA Your friendship is so rock solid.
Steph and Vince are backstage.
Steph- Look, Dad I don't know what Shane has over you, but whatever it is must be pretty good if you're considering putting Shane in charge. This company will go to hell in a hand basket. I won't work for my brother.
Vince- You see what I did out there? I twisted Shane around until I ended up with another main event. The odds of Shane winning are astronomical. That's how you get this business to run the way you want it to.
Steph- Calculated risk.
Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus w/ The League of Nations
Sheamus puts Roman in the corner and attacks his arm. He slams Roman shoulder first into the turnbuckle. 2 count. Sheamus locks in a submission on the shoulder of Roman Reigns. Roman fights out and puts Sheamus in the corner and starts hammering away. Sheamus fights out by attacking the shoulder of Reigns. Sheamus knees Roman's shoulder and then locks in another submission on the shoulder. Roman fights out and clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Roman goes after him and hits leaping clothesline. He rolls Sheamus in the ring but Sheamus knocks Roman off the side as he tries to get back in it. The ref isn't paying attention so Rusev hits a kick to the side of the head of Roman. We head to break.
We return and Sheamus and Reigns are exchanging right hands. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus tries for the Brogue Kick, but Roman counters with the Superman Punch. Sheamus rolls out but Roman goes after him and hits the spear on the outside! Triple H's music hits and The Game is out in jeans and his leather jacket, and of course with the WWE Championship in hand. Roman charges at him and they're going at it! Roman throws HHH into the barricade but Triple H fights back. Hunter rolls Roman in, but as he gets in Triple H gets blasted by a Superman Punch! Roman clotheslines Triple H into the timekeeper area! Triple H blasts Roman in the throat with the ring bell! Triple H bounces Roman's head of the announce table over and over and over. Roman is bloody and Triple H just hammers away at the face of Roman. Triple H hits the Pedigree on top of the steel steps! Triple H stands tall with the WWE Championship to close out the show.