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Monday Night Raw (2/29/16) - You Really Are Crazy Aren't You?

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WWE Raw Results (2/29/16)
Monday, February 29th, 2016
From Nashville, TN
Report by Zack Krasney of

Welcome back friends to Wrestling News World's Monday Night Raw Coverage! I will be your host tonight, so keep all hands and feet inside the ride at all times! Last week we saw the epic return of Shane McMahon to a monstrous reaction from the crowd. Shane wants control of Raw so Vince decided to throw his very best against Shane, The Undertaker at WrestleMania inside Hell in a Cell. This week The Undertaker is confirmed to return, what will the Deadman have to say?! Question of the Week: Does Undertaker stay on #TeamVince or does he switch to #TeamShane?

Monday Night Raw Results

Triple H starts off Raw and we see the damage he did to Roman Reigns last week.

Hunter- Authority. A select few have it, the rest of you bow down to it. Admit it you all have an authority figure who tells you what to do, how to dress, where to go and every one of you hates it. You hate it, you want to do something about it. You want to challenge it, but you do NOT. You don't because you are afraid. That fear is not bad, it's what nature provides you so you know your place in life. Roman Reigns should have known and listened to that fear. He should have known his place, but he didn't. He chose to challenge authority, to challenge me. Disrespect ME! Where did that challenge get Roman? Right now he is sitting at home, breathing through his mouth, hoping he can still make it to WrestleMania. You do not challenge authority. No one--

Dean Ambrose music hits. Ambrose makes his way down to the ring.

Dean- Oh hey before we get started, I got off the phone with Roman, he says hi and that he's coming for you. I figured you'd know what that meant, it's your deal.

Hunter- Ladies and gentlemen fresh off the red carpet from the Oscars for best bromance, Dean Ambrose!

Dean- Nah. I mean I was in a movie. It was good. Did you see it? Nevermind. I'm not gonna come out here and go all Mad Max on you. I wanted to have this chat with you last week but funny thing, I was attacked by a bear in the parking lot. I ended up driving an ambulance, challenge Brock Lesnar to a Street Fight at WrestleMania. Then you shoved a ring bell in Roman's neck, breaking his nose. On top of that Shane McMahon returned! And he's fighting the Undertaker for control of Raw! So our schedules never really meshed. I'm not sure, do you like Shane McMahon or not? Doesn't matter. Now that I've got you 1 on 1, I'm just curious, just for me. Who did you want to win that triple threat match at Fast Lane? Better, who did you NOT want to win?

Hunter- That's why you're out here wasting my time? At Fast Lane, there was a triple threat, but the only people who meant anything in it were Roman and Brock, it was easy to see you were not a factor in it.

Dean- Can you see me now *gets in HHH's face* I know it's hard for you to remember all the little people, but I'm Dean Ambrose but I'm pretty sure I'm the last guy you wanted to face at WrestleMania.

Hunter- You are crazy aren't ya. This whole time I thought it was a shtick he put on. But you're mental aren't you?!

Dean- Why do people keep saying that? Well, you're smart. You're smart enough to know you never want to get in the ring with a guy like me. Because you can't beat me. You've known it for a long time. I can see it all over you. I can see it in your face, in your body, I can read you like a book, son. Hell, I can smell it on you. You don't' think you can beat me.

Hunter- First off that unfamiliar smell is probably laundry detergent and clean clothes. And money and power, other things you don't have.

Dean- You're saying some pretty mean things, insulting me pretty bad. How about some action from the C.O.O. huh? How about me vs. you? I'm not done yet! How about me vs. you for THAT (WWE Title)! And my brother Roman Reigns earned the right to fight for the title at WrestleMania, that doesn't mean YOU'LL be the champion, does it? So let's see if I'm just talking crazy right now.

Hunter- You think for one second that's how this works? You say something crazy and yell right now and you get what you want. It doesn't work that way. I'm the authority around here, although this does intrigue me somewhat. I will take it under advisement and I promise you, Dean, I'll think about it and give you an answer by the end of the night.

Dean- So like the end of the show, or you'll text me later?

Hunter- Before the end of Raw, and you're right you've got some things to do. I was going to give you the night off since you were attacked last week, but maybe that's not the best idea since you like to run your mouth. I ran into some guys earlier, The League of Nations, so maybe you'd like to face Alberto Del Rio with all his friends out here.

Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Charlotte and Ric Flair at ringside) #1 Contender match for the Divas Title

Quick lock up and a headlock by Sasha. Becky fights out and tries for the Disarmer but doesn't quite get it. The two exchange pinfall attempts. Sasha sends Becky to the outside but Becky lands on her feet and slides in before Sasha can connect with a baseball slide. Becky runs in and hits a baseball slide of her own. Sasha manages to take control by sending Becky shoulder first into the steel post. We head to break.

We return and Becky is taking down Sasha with repeated clothesline. Sasha rolls up Becky but only a 2 count! Becky kicks Sasha into the corner and hits an exploder suplex. Sasha hits the knees to the face of Becky! Becky gets up and hits repeated forearms to the face of Sasha. Sasha sends Becky to the apron and knocks her to the mat with a hard right hand. Becky kicks Sasha away and goes to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick! Only 2! Becky goes for the arm of Sasha, but gets thrown into the corner. Sasha goes to the top rope but Becky tries to fight her off. Headbutts from Becky. Sasha hits a sunset flip powerbomb and both end up with their shoulders on the mat as the ref counts to 3!


There seems to be confusion as to who will face Charlotte, if either, but we get no answers.


Bray- They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Now that I think about it maybe I am insane. Or maybe, just maybe, my mind is the key to saving the entire world. It starts as an idea that turns into a plan that turns into a beautiful symphony. Take my hand, join me and enjoy paradise. Oppose me and end up conquered, like the rest. RUN!

Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

Quick lock up and roll up by Dolph. Splash into a neck breaker by Dolph, followed up by a jumping elbow drop. Dolph goes for the Superkick but it got blocked and turned into a neck breaker. Miz throws Ziggler hard into the turnbuckle and Miz rolls him up for a quick win!

Winner: The Miz

We get a recap of Shane McMahon returning last week. We see Stephanie McMahon walking backstage towards the ring.

Back in the ring, the Vincent J. McMahon award is set up in the ring as Stephanie makes her way down to the ring.

Steph- Last week I had the honor of receiving this award, bestowed upon me by my father. It's one of my proudest moments until my insolent brother interrupted. Now I have a few remarks I was going to make that I'm going to say now, so if you could show me the respect I deserve. Keep chanting Shane O'Mac, he isn't here tonight just like he won't be after The Undertaker beats him at WrestleMania. Back to my speech. Legacy and family, legacy and family....*she grabs the award and holds it like a baby* I work every single day often sacrificing time with my family and this is how you people treat me?! You chant "we want Shane"? You chant for Shane who blackmailed my father?! You revear that? What does that say about you?! About my brother?! And what did Shane do with that information? He asks for a multi-year vacation and decides to come back and take over because why? He's a McMahon? Because he's a man? Oh no it's because of his family's legacy that he talked so passionately about last week. Shane hasn't even been around. He hasn't been to a WrestleMania, let alone a Raw in years. You know what's sad is I love my brother, I do. But I don't respect him, because every single time I let my guard down he stabs me in the back. It eats my brother alive that Hunter and I are married. That we wield so much power. You think your sons are in line to take over? They'll have to fight for it like my daughters will, I noticed you left them out last week. The thought of working for you makes me want to vomit! But I don't have to worry about that will I Shane? Because at WrestleMania not only is Undertaker going to beat you, he's going to dismember you. I get it looking at these people, Shane McMahon is a reflection of these people. Lazy, apathetic, and entitled. You may not agree with my husband and I's decisions around here but you can't deny our work ethic! You will all bow down to the Authority, to the King and your Queen....ME!

Sheamus and Rusev vs. Lucha Dragons

Sheamus and Sin Cara start and Sin Cara hits a big springboard crossbody. Rollup but only 2. Rusev gets in but gets sent over the top rope, Sin Cara turns around into a backbreaker. Rusev throws Sin Cara into the barricade as Sheamus distracts the ref. Rusev tags in and kicks Sin Cara in the chest on the mat. Clothesline by Rusev and a submission locked on the shoulders of Cara. Rusev talks trash to Kalisto. Sheamus tags in and hits the 10 beats on Sin Cara. Sheamus locks in a submission on the arm of Cara. Sin Cara fights back and hits a tornado DDT to create some separation. Tag to Kalisto who hits a kick to Rusev. Corkscrew elbow and then plants Rusev face first. Pin but Sheamus breaks it up. Cara takes out Sheamus. Sheamus manages to hit a Brogue Kick to Sin Cara on the outside. Kalisto takes out Sheamus. When Kalisto gets back in the ring Rusev hits a big kick to the side of the head of Kalisto which earns him a pinfall victory.

Winner: League of Nations

After the match, Kalisto gets put in the hanging finisher from Alberto Del Rio. The League celebrates together.

Ryback vs. Adam Rose

Ryback throws Rose early. Ryback hits a shoulder block and puts Adam in the corner. Adam fights out of the corner and hits a big kick on Ryback. 2 count pin but Ryback literally throws Rose off. Rose attacks with punches and locks in a sleeper. Ryback stands up and slams Rose down. Ryback hammers away with tons and tons of punches. The ref grabs Ryback's arm to stop the punches but Ryback just keeps punching with the other arm. Ryback picks up Rose for Shellshocked and the win.

Winner: Ryback


New Day vs. Chris Jericho and AJ Styles

Kofi- Do you know why New Day is the greatest and most successful group in WWE? Because we are a brotherhood ok? We care about each other. Hug a brother! *They hug*

Woods- We are the best three-man team in history and we will fight anyone on the planet who thinks otherwise.

Kofi- We stack up better than any team in history.

Woods- Sonic and Tails

Big E- Snoop and Dre

Kofi-Edge and Christian...who have a fantastic new show on the WWE Network that airs right after Raw.

All- Booty-os and Milk

Woods- See we're not just pretending to be friends like this Y2AJ.

Big E- You see it's one for all and all for New Day because--

*Jericho's music hits*

Kofi and Jericho start things off. Shoulder tackle from Kofi, and a dropkick from Jericho. Tag to AJ who helps double team Kofi. Big E runs in but gets sent over the top rope. Jericho and Styles both hit a double slingshot crossbody on New Day outside the ring. We head to break.

We return and New Day is doing the Unicorn Stampede on AJ Styles. Cover by Kofi but only 2. AJ fights out of a submission from Kofi, but Kofi pulls him out of the ring. Woods pulls out a pack of cards and asks Kofi to pick one. He does and asks what he got, Kofi says he's got AJ's number! Big E tags in and hits the big splash and gets a 2 count. AJ reverses a suplex and hits the Pele Kick! Tag to Jericho who hits a shoulder tackle on Kofi, and a second. Jericho goes to the tope rope! Ax Handle! Running Bulldog! Jericho hits the springboard dropkick on Woods who got on the side. Lionsault from Jericho on Kofi but Big E breaks it up. E throws Jericho into the steel post. AJ comes flying in and hits the flying forearm on Big E. Kofi throws AJ out and tries Trouble in Paradise but Y2J caught it and reverses it into Walls of Jericho. Kofi taps out!

Winners: AJ Styles and Chris Jericho

AJ- Hold on a second, guys. I know I'm the new guy but correct me if I'm wrong but that puts us at the top of the list to face New Day for the Tag Team Championships.

Jericho- Y2AJ is a thing! And we're going to challenge you guys for those titles, next week on Raw! And Raw, WrestleMania, WWE will never, never, EEEEVVERRRR be the same again!

Vince McMahon's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.

Vince- That's it, that's the ovation I get. Don't you know who I am?! Well imagine me standing in the middle of the ring and I'm introducing Shane McMahon. Why would I do that? Because hell froze over at WrestleMania, the seas parted and a miracle happened at WrestleMania and Shane beat the Undertaker and Shane would be running Raw. Which means he'd be running the whole company, to be honest. My son-in-law and daughter would have quit. I'd never see the light of day again. Shane would come down the aisle and you all would love him in hopes he'd lead sports entertainment into an era it's never seen before. Let's face it, none of that will ever happen. Because only fools believe in miracles. My son Shane may be foolish but I love him. I love him more than he loves me. I love him enough to teach him a lesson he'll never forget. I love him enough to put him in a match an unnatural force of nature and his name is The Undertaker. *GONG*

The Undertaker makes his way to the ring in traditional fashion. Something that never ceases to give me chills.

Vince- That's right he's my force of destruction- *Taker grabs him by the throat*

Undertaker- You know, you know what's going to happen when I close that door behind me at WrestleMania. You know what I do. The blood of your son is going to be on your hands, not mine.

Undertaker leaves and makes his way up the ramp as Vince grabs a bottle of water for his throat.

Vince- The reality is I will be standing here the night after WrestleMania recognizing that Shane has failed to defeat the Undertaker and failed me as a son. I'm gonna write Shane out of my will and give it all to Stephanie. Everything that's happened over the years and what's going to happen at WrestleMania. From the heart, I'm going to renounce Shane McMahon as my son and he will no longer be my son from my heart you will just be a son...of a bitch.

Bubba Ray vs. Jey Uso

Jey is on Bubba fast and unleashes on him in the corner. Jey gets blasted by a clothesline and Bubba bursts out of the corner. Bubba puts Jey in the corner, rips his shirt off, and smacks his chest. Jey fights back with some blasts of his own. This one is a slugfest and I love it! Bubba eats a Superkick. Jey signals a splash but D-Von pulls out a table which distracts Jey. Jimmy runs over but D-Von throws it into Jimmy. Jey runs out and hits a Superkick on D-Von. He gets back in the ring but Bubba hits the BubbaBomb for the win.

Winner: Bubba Ray Dudley

Goldust approaches R-Truth backstage but Truth tells him he does not need a partner! It's not happening! He is done. He is done with done! Goldust looks incredibly sad and walks away without saying a word.

Big Show vs. Kevin Owens

Big Show starts strong putting Owens in the corner and hitting body shots. Owens fights out but eats a huge spear from Big Show! Owens rolls out and when Big Show chases him puts him headfirst into the steel post. Owens gets in the ring and tells the ref to count. The ref gets to 6 before Owens realizes he's not going to stay out of the ring. Owens goes back out and hits a tornado DDT. Owens tells the ref to count again. Show gets back in at 7, but Owens hits the running senton as he gets back in. Owens goes to the top rope but Big Show grabs Owens and throws him onto the ropes and Kevin lands on no-no spot. Owens lands out of the ring and gets counted out. Big Show is laughing because this is how Owens beat Big Show last week on Smackdown.

Winner: Big Show

Brie Bella is getting interviewed by Renee when Lana interrupts. Lana tells Brie that Rusev is better than Bryan. That her man is better than Brie's. Brie tells Lana that Daniel is better than Rusev, but she enjoyed Rusev's performance as the bear in the Revenant, but he needs to shave his back. Until Lana wants to get in ring, she can back off.

Brie Bella vs. Naomi

They lock up to start and Naomi hits a knee to the gut of Brie. Brie takes down Naomi and locks in an armbar. Naomi hits a big kick to the head of Brie and Tamina hits a cheap shot when the ref isn't looking. Brie is laid out on the outside when Naomi hits a baseball slide on Brie knocking her off the apron. Naomi locks in a submission, then runs Brie's head into the turnbuckle. Brie fights back and starts hitting the Daniel Bryan kicks and then the Brie Mode knee. Tamina tries to interfere but gets knocked aside. Naomi locks in her new submission finisher and gets the tap out.

Winner: Naomi

Lana comes out and mockingly applauds Brie while laughing.

Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks are backstage bickering with each other. Charlotte and Ric walk up and say that they will get one more chance to battle for her Divas Championship on Smackdown.

Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio w/The League of Nations

Del Rio starts with a quick suplex. Dean rolls out but Del Rio throws him into the barricade three times. Back in the ring, ADR shoulders the gut of Ambrose and then follows it with a DDT. 2 count. Del Rio locks in a stretch on the neck of Ambrose. Ambrose ends up in a cross arm breaker, but Del Rio uses the ropes to enhance it and only gets to hold it for 5 seconds. Del Rio hits a kick to the bad arm then a dropkick to the face. Del Rio hangs up Ambrose in the corner but Ambrose pulls Del Rio off the top rope. Ambrose starts fighting back but Alberto hits the backstabber. Del Rio throws Ambrose out of the ring and then hangs him up on the timekeeper barricade and does his finishing stomp from there. Dean rolls in just before the 10 count. Del Rio kicks Ambrose in the ribs. Del Rio picks up Ambrose but he counters and goes for Dirty Deeds. Dirty Deeds is reversed but Ambrose hits the lunatic clothesline. Punches and jabs from Dean and a flying forearm! Bulldog from Ambrose! 2 count. Ambrose on the top turnbuckle but ADR fights him. Headbutts from Ambrose! Missile dropkick from Dean! 2 count! Dean tries a tackle but ends up shoulder first in the steel post. Del Rio goes for a tackle but misses and flies through the ropes. Ambrose goes to the top rope and takes out the whole League of Nations. Triple H's music hits and he signals the League to all attack, Ambrose. All 4 men viciously attack Ambrose.

Winner: Dean Ambrose via DQ

Triple H shakes the hands of the members of the League of Nations.

Hunter- You're never gonna learn right Dean. What is it with people like you. What don't you understand about authority? You're never going to beat the Authority, Dean.

Ambrose throws a heavy right hand and unleashes on Triple H with a hailstorm of punches! Triple H hits a quick pedigree that subdues Ambrose.

Hunter- You want a title match against me? You're on.

Triple H's music plays and he walks up the ramp.

Dean- Hey Hunter...thanks!

Triple H looks pissed. He takes off his jacket and rolls up his sleeves. He gets back in the ring and throws Dean out of the ring. He throws Dean across the announce table and then puts him on it. Hunter hammers away viciously at the head of Ambrose. The show closes with Ambrose beat down and Triple H with his title.

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