WWE Raw Results (3/14/16)
Monday, March 14th 2016
From Pittsburg, PA
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello, all and welcome back to WNW Presents Monday Night Raw! I hope everyone enjoyed Road Block, Lord knows I did not! Everything is still moving forward towards WrestleMania 32 as planned! Tonight The Undertaker is scheduled and Mick Foley is rumored, along with Daniel Bryan being in town. Question of the Night: Do you think Road Block helped or hurt WrestleMania plans?
Monday Night Raw
AWWWW DON'T YOU DARE BE SOUR! New Day is kicking off Raw!
Woods- New Day train can't stop, won't stop! If you thought our victory at Road Block was impressive, you should see what we did to the League of Booty on twitter.
Kofi- Speaking of Booty, if you haven't had booty-os why not!? Get em on WWE.com!
Big E- But we are not here just to plug the delicious taste of Booty....os cereal, or my Kim Kardashian booty style workout videos titled Big E Butts. Get your butt right.
Woods- Tonight we stand before you as your two-time WWE World Tag Team Champions! And that is exactly how it's going to stay.
Big E- Because NEW DAY ROCKS!
New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. League of Nations (Del Rio and Rusev) for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Big E and Rusev start things off. Rusev puts E in the corner but the ref breaks it up. Rusev hammers away at Big E in the corner. Big clothesline from Big E out of the corner. Big E locks in the abdominal stretch. Unicorn Stampede from New Day. Woods tags in Big E who stomps down Rusev. Rusev hits a big dropkick and tags Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio hits a big kick and then a snap suplex. Del Rio locks in a headlock. Big E makes the tag to Woods who hits a running forearm. Woods with a flipping clothesline. Barrett causes a distraction and Del Rio hits an enziguri to capitalize as we go to break.
We return and Rusev is in control of Woods. Tag to Alberto who blasts Woods from the top rope. ADR locks in a chin lock on Xavier. Del Rio uses the ropes to lock in an arm breaker and locks it in for a 4 count before breaking the hold. Woods manages to hit a running knee on Alberto to kill his momentum. Tags are made on both sides. Belly to belly from Big E! Another from Big E! E hits the big splash and goes for Big Ending but Rusev slides out. Spinning heel kick from Rusev. 2 count. Big E counters a move from Rusev and a blind tag was made by Woods. DDT from Woods but ADR breaks it up. Big E runs into a big knee from Del Rio and then gets stomped on his back. Rusev hits a superkick on Xavier Woods. 1-2-No! Woods kicks out! Rusev goes to crush but Kofi hops up for distraction. Kofi takes out Barrett and Sheamus. Rusev goes to get Kofi himself but Woods rolls him up for the win!
Winners: New Day
After the match League of Nations attack New Day and lay all three guys out. The take each man and beat him down individually. Woods tries fighting back but the numbers conquer him.
Dean Ambrose comes to the ring to a big pop!
Dean- I'm not gonna lie I wanted to be standing here the new WWE Champion, but in life you don't always get what you want. I was this close to beating Triple H, my foot was this far under the ropes when I pinned him. I wrestled my heart out Saturday, I beat him pillar to post, and, in the end, I came up short due to a little mistake. I live by my sword and die by it. I'll tell you this, though, ask Triple H how he's feeling today though. He ain't feeling good. Win or lose Triple H learned what can happen when you underestimate me, when you don't show me the proper respect. That brings me to tonight and the road to WrestleMan--
Brock Lesnar's music hits and he and Paul Heyman come out.
Paul- Ladies and Gentleman, inmates of the asylum. My name is Paul Heyman and tonight I serve as a protection. I am the only thing standing between my client and Dean Ambrose getting a hellacious beating of my beast, and eventually your conqueror Brock Lesnar!
Dean- You think I need your protection? From him? Go ahead Paule let the beast off his leash I dare you.
Paul- I have a conflict of interest here because as much as I'd love to watch my beast destroy you, we do have a mega event coming up. The sign is hanging there above your head, it's called WrestleMania. One of the prime reasons to see WrestleMania is the main event of that evening because any match with Brock Lesnar is the main event. The draw is to see how bad an ass-kicking you're going to take from Brock Lesnar. Please stop provoking Brock Lesnar because if he comes down to that ring you will not make it to WrestleMania. Then there is no one left for Brock Lesnar to fight because you're the only one crazy enough to step into a no holds barred street fight with Brock Lesnar.
Dean- I'm not provoking him, I don't have to he's doing his whole bouncy thing. I think he wants to come down here and fight right now.
Paul- Thank you very much, Mr. Ambrose. WrestleMania is only on the WWE Network. Dean Ambrose vs. the only man to hold the NCAA Championship, WWE Championship, and UFC Championship. As the advertisement says, "What are you waiting for?" I bid you ado.
Paul walks into the back but Brock isn't sold, he walks down to the ring. Right before he gets into the ring Dean pulls out a crowbar. Brock stops but then moves towards the ring. Paul has come back out and is begging Brock not to. Brock circles the ring and teases like he's going to run in, but when Dean charges to meet him with the crowbar Brock backs out.
Sin Cara vs. Ryback
Ryback does a headlock takedown. Ryback powers Cara into the corner and shoulders the guts. Sin cara fights back with chops but then eats a thesz press. Ryback tries for a splash but Sin Cara rolls away. Back body drop from Ryback grounds Cara. Suplex and a cover from Ryback for 2. Ryback tosses Sin Cara across the ring with ease. Clothesline from Ryback and then a chin lock. Jawbreaker gives Sin Cara some breathing room springboard crossbody but Ryback kicks out at 1. Sin Cara pulls down the ropes and sends Ryback outside the ring. Suicide dive by Sin Cara. Ryback gets back in and Sin Cara tries a springboard attempt and gets caught in Shellshocked. Ryback stares at Kalisto and does another Shellshocked for the win.
Ryback- Did you see that? That's what happens when a good big guy meets a good little guy. Size matters! What about it Kalisto why don't you put that title on the line against the big guy at WrestleMania!?
Stephanie McMahon comes out to the ring.
Steph- Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Monday Night Raw! You're supposed to cheer not boo. Now I would like you to show proper respect to the man who beat Dean Ambrose Saturday, the man who will beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion! Triple H!
Triple H comes out and poses with the belt and his wife.
HHH- This past Saturday on the WWE Network the whole world watched Road Block with hope that Dean Ambrose would stand up against to The Authority and become WWE Champion, then he failed. I beat Dean Ambrose right in the middle of this ring, like I said the authority always wins. Hope is not a strategy. That's how you live your lives right, that's why these fans relate to Dean Ambrose, to Roman Reigns. They hope they'll be the one that ends the reign of the authority. You start with hope out of high school that life is gonna be great, then you get a job and get married and have kids. Then it starts, the hope, you hope. That's all you do. You hope you're gonna get that raise, they they'll succeed and get better. You blame your boss, the authority above you, but you do nothing to change it. You do your job and go home who now hates your guts because you're a failure, to your kids who hate you because you're a failure. You hang out with your friends and sit around a table and drink and bitch about your boss. It's not your fault! You do nothing, year after year you go to your job and put up with your boss that you hate. Your biggest hope is you win the lotto and maybe it'll get better. After 30 years they give you a watch, you go home to your apartment because your wife left you. You go to a retirement home and you hope this will all be over soon! Tell me this isn't true! It's pathetic! That's why you love guys like Dean Ambrose and you love Roman Reigns because Roman Reigns is the hope that at WrestleMania he will be the one who will rise up against the authority. That Roman Reigns will be the one to become WWE Champion! But I can tell you right now, absolutely I guarantee it, that just like your lives he will be a failure. Like I have said, the authority always wins and ladies and gentlemen hope---
Dolph Ziggler's music cuts Triple H off. Ziggler comes out in a suit and tie looking rather dapper.
Steph- Speaking of failures.
Dolph- Good one Steph. I was in the back listening and I couldn't take any more of letting people know their place. I know my place. It's right here, right here busting my ass for all of them!
Steph- Oh pandering, how very Cena-esque of you. Good job! The thing is clearly you don't know your place because right now it's not here it's back there. Don't make any mistake Dolph, you're good. But you're not THAT good.
Dolph- Oh I'm not THAT good? Not above being fired. You gonna dangle that again? You gonna dare to take away what I love again. Last week you threatened to fire me over a tweet! At some point after being threatened to be fired every single time you come to work you realize you have nothing left to lose. I know my place is here, I'm never ever going to quit coming here every single day. I will not quit no matter what you do or say. I will not quit. I could not take any more of you bad mouthing them, calling them failures. Saying they live through guys like Dean Ambrose and myself. Dean Ambrose and I aren't failures, we were screwed by the system. Your system. So you know what if you wanna fire me, fire me but I'm sure as hell not gonna quit.
Steph- You want me to fire you?!
HHH- Woah woah, we're not gonna fire Dolph, it'd be bad for business. People love you, we're big enough to see the big picture. You do love Dolph Ziggler right? Let's hear it for Dolph Ziggler! Because he's a loveable loser like you people. Here's the thing Dolph you don't have to be a loser. You're good like Steph said, you could be great. Maybe you just don't have the right people backing you up. Maybe if you had the right people giving you advice, then maybe you get what you want out of life.
Dolph- Hunter, I wouldn't side with you two if you were the last people on earth. I wouldn't side with you and I wouldn't side with your idiotic, tyrannical wife.
Steph slaps Dolph.
Steph- I'll give you hope. In fact, all the hopes of these people ride on your shoulders. Do You want a match at WrestleMania? I will give you any match you want other than the WWE Championship. All you have to do is win one match tonight. You won't do it because you don't realize you're less than. Not only am I going to make sure you lose, I'm going to break your spirit until you're just a shell of a man.
Dolph- I'm sure it's going to be 10 on 1, 20 on 1, 64 on 1 with one arm tied behind my back.
Steph- You're going to 1 on 1 with the man, the game Triple H!
Sami Zayn vs. The Miz
Kevin Owens is on commentary for this one. Sami goes after the arm of Miz. Arm drag by Zayn, and another! Sami teases Miz with a springboard flip. Miz pulls Zayn out of the ring and throws him at the barricade but Sami jumps onto the barricade and backflips onto Miz! We head to break!
We return and Sami Zayn is breaking out of a submission. Sami hits a big dropkick! Miz hits a big DDT. Sami rolls up Miz but only gets 2. Miz hits a running clothesline in the corner. Sami with a crossbody off the top turnbuckle! Sami clotheslines Miz out of the ring and then leaps over the top rope and connects with Miz! Owens gets up and talks trash to Zayn. Miz blasts Owens from behind! Sami rolls Miz back in the ring and hits the running kick in the corner! 1-2-3.
Winner: Sami Zayn
Backstage Renee Young is with The League of Nations. They issue a challenge to New Day at WrestleMania.
Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Team Bad
Lana comes out as the match starts. Naomi blasts Alicia while she is distracted and then Tamina gets a cheap shot in. Dropkick from Naomi and a tag to Tamina. Tamina locks in a headlock on Alicia. Fox fights out and makes a tag to Brie. Brie with a missile dropkick to Tamina then the Yes Kicks from Brie. Brie knocks Naomi down and hits Brie Mode. Brie hits the facebuster. Lana gets up and causes a distraction allowing Team Bad to hit a double team for the win.
Winners: Team Bad
Alicia gets in Lana's face, but then gets blasted from Team Bad.
JoJo is backstage with Paige. Paige talks about making an impact inside and outside the ring. Lana walks up and says she's a fool if she thinks she's still a total diva. Paige starts to rebuttal but Team Bad walks up and tells her to be careful because you never know who's listening.
Renee is backstage with Charlotte and Ric. She asks her about her WrestleMania match against Sasha and Becky. Charlotte says she knew these girls before they were big. Sasha was puking before her first NXT match. Becky would wait around hoping to get included. This Thursday the girls are going to learn you can't run from your past forever.
The Usos vs. Bo Dallas and Adam Rose
Bo hits one shot and does a victory lap. Jey hits a forearm but Bubba Ray and D-Von are one commentary and cause a distraction. Bo tries a roll up but gets two. The other social outcasts try to get involved but eat double superkicks. Tag to Jimmy who hits the big splash for the win.
Winners: The Usos
Dean is backstage and Mick Foley comes up!
Mick- Ever since I heard about this match with Brock Lesnar I felt the need to talk to you.
Dean- Don't tell me you're going to try to talk me out of it, too?
Mick- Haha no no, I brought you a gift. But first I want to say, we both know this is a really bad idea. You and Brock it's a bad idea, you know what he does. You're gonna get hurt, bad, for a long time. You accept that? There's a part of you that's looking forward to it. Let me ask you one simple question. Why Dean, why?
Dean- Let me ask you a question. When you were standing on top of that Hell in a Cell fighting Undertaker. Were you afraid, were you scared?
Mick- Yeah. The people looked like ants and I was terrified.
Dean- So why'd you keep going?
Mick- Because I was Mick Foley. That's what I did.
Dean- Well I'm Dean Ambrose! And this is what I do.
Mick- *smiles* As long as your mind is made up, I want you to take Brock Lesnar on a little journey. I'm so tired of hearing about Suplex City. I want you to take Brock Lesnar through a journey to your past. Deep down in your mind. I'd like you to have something unique. A crowbar is nice but this is WrestleMania. Consider this to be a passing of the torch. Bang bang!
Dean opens the box and pulls out the baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire! Barbie!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Triple H w/Stephanie (If Dolph wins he can have any match he wants at WrestleMania other than the WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Triple H tries a headlock to start but Ziggler avoids it and locks in a headlock of his own. Shoulder tackle from Hunter and a hip toss from Dolph. Side headlock from Ziggler. Trips fights out but Ziggler hits another hip toss and then locks in another headlock. Triple H hits a knee to the gut and goes for a suplex but Dolph slides out and hits a huge dropkick for 2. Triple H gets up and hits a high elbow. Dolph rolls out of the ring but Hunter goes out and throws Dolph into the barricade. We head to commercial.
We return as Triple H plants Ziggler face first into the mat. Triple H puts Ziggler in the corner but Dolph fights back with rapid fire punches. Triple H counters with the running high knee. Vintage Triple H! Triple H drops a knee on the face of Ziggler. They go to the outside and HHH throws Dolph shoulder first into the steel stairs. Triple H takes Ziggler's hand and slams it against the stairs. HHH suplexes Ziggler back into the ring. Hunter sits up on the top turnbuckle. He gets up and goes to drop a fist but Ziggler sticks his leg up and Hunter eats the boot. Dolph uses the momentum to hit a splash and a swinging neck breaker. Dolph hits 7 punches in the corner on the Game. Ziggler rolls up Hunter for 2. Dolph hits the Fameasser! Very close but only 2. Ziggler with a spike DDT! Near fall! Dolph runs into a boot and then a spinebuster from Triple H! No cover from Hunter, he's just trying to get back to his feet. Triple H goes to pick up Dolph who pops up and hits a Superkick! Another super close near fall! Triple H rolls out of the ring and Ziggler comes after him and blasts him from behind. He rolls Hunter in, but as Ziggler is getting in HHH shoves Dolph off the apron into the barricade. Ziggler rolls in at 9. Triple H goes for the pedigree but it's reversed. Ziggler goes for the ZigZag but it's reversed into the Pedigree. Triple H picks up the pinfall.
Winner: Triple H
Immediately after the bell rings Roman Reigns' music hits and Roman comes through the curtain. Roman Reigns goes after Triple H and attacks! Roman throws HHH into the barricade. And again! Roman throws Trips into the steel post. Roman bounces Triple H's head into the announce table over and over like Triple H did to him! Roman throws Hunter over the announce table. Roman clears off the announce table. The refs come out but Roman shoves them away. Triple H tries to fight back but Roman stops him in his tracks. Triple H tries to get away but Roman attacks. Triple H heads to the back but Roman still comes after him. Roman throws equipment at Hunter. Hunter is bleeding from the side of his head. Security tries to stop Roman but he destroys them. Triple H is just throwing things in the way to slow Roman down. Triple H grabs a chair but Roman throws a trashcan that knocks it out of his hands. Roman picks up a TV and blasts Triple H in the back with it. The Usos, Mark Henry, and Jack Swagger run in and try and talk Roman out of his beatdown. They tell him to save it for Mania. Roman stops as we head to commercial.
Backstage R-Truth is dressed as a giant penguin as Goldust walks by.
Goldust- I get it you dressed as a penguin because we're in Pittsburg. Something I would do, real original.
Truth- We're in Pittsburg? Anyway, there is a much deeper meaning to this, growing up in the hood the closest thing we had to a penguin was a 17-year-old pigeon with a limp. I did my research, did you know when penguins find their mate they stay together forever? Forever ever. What I'm trying to say is dog, will you be my penguin partner?
Truth- That was cold.
Chris Jericho is in the ring.
Chris- First thing's first, you can take that sign and shove it. You all need to listen to me because I still can't believe you chose AJ Styles over me. I'm one of the best in this business and you chose him, AJ Styles over me! He's not that good in the ring, he's a hack. He's arrogant and over his head. I had to show him who the boss is in this ring. I had to show him who his daddy is. AJ Styles, who's your daddy? Me. I'm the best in the world at everything I do. Do you understand what I'm saying to you right now?
Chris Jericho vs. Neville
Jericho shoves Neville and Neville kicks Jericho. Shoulder tackle from Jericho. Dropkick from Neville that knocks Jericho out of the ring. Jericho throws a temper tantrum outside the ring as he head to break.
We return and Neville is in control. Neville seems to have tweeked his ankle. Jericho rolls up Neville and only gets 2. The official rings the bell because Jericho shoved the ref.
Winner by DQ: Neville
Jericho- Shut off that music! You're gonna talk to me this way?! The ref is gonna disqualify me?! This is what happens when you treat me like trash! I'm the best in the world at what I do! Go ahead chant for AJ Styles!
AJ's music hits and AJ runs in and hits the Phenomenal Forearm! AJ stands over Chris and talks trash.
Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring for the final segment.
Vince- I would expect a better ovation than that. Announce me again. *boos* Imagine if you would it's the night after Raw and a victorious Shane McMahon comes to the ring and proclaims a new age in WWE. He says there will be better matches and newer superstars. He claims he's going to take corporate WWE to a successful stratosphere. But that would be a dream, it won't be a reality. It would be a nightmare. The only person standing in this ring the night after WrestleMania will be me. I'll be gloating because my son's dreams will have been crushed. Shane will no longer want to be seen in public. If he ever does one day, he'll say I used to be Vince McMahon's son. The best part is that I don't even have to lay a hand on him to do it. I will have someone else do it. That other person is the most sadistic creature in the history of WWE. He is my instrument of destruction. He is...The Undertaker.
The Undertaker makes his way to the ring.
Vince- Don't ever put your hands on me ever again.
Undertaker takes off his jacket and hat.
Vince- I'll consider it a lapse of judgement when you grabbed me by the throat and I'll consider bring it up a lapse of judgement for which I'll apologise. However, I think you know me. You know my name. I know you don't mind getting your hands dirty doing the devil's work. I know you're not going to leave SHane's flesh hanging from the Hell in the Cell. You're not going to mind when Shane's spirit is in a puddle at your cold feet. Some might call this an unholy alliance. I call it best for business.
Shane McMahon's music hits and Shane makes his way down to the ring.
Shane- You keep throwing around that term best for business, I'll keep saying you're what's not best for business anymore. Giving the devil his due, I find myself in the match of a lifetime at WrestleMania against the Undertaker. I've been watching an eminence amount of footage on you trying to figure out how I'm going to beat you. I've got it figured out, I'm gonna use my mind. You're gonna go to hit me and you're going to miss. I'm gonna hit you. You're gonna pick me off the ground, I'm gonna pick you up. Secondly, I'm going to turn my body into a weapon. I'll stop but nothing and I mean nothing to stop you. Last I'm going to use my heart, I'm fighting for my children, for their children, for the legacy of the WWE!
Undertaker- It still ain't going to be enough. See Shane, what I have are these *fists* Even more so than WrestleMania itself these are my legacy.
Shane- Yup and for the last 25 years you've been the measuring stick. That's why I'm shocked you're standing around here dancing around like a puppet as Vince pulls the strings.
Undertaker- No one, not him, anyone controls me.
Shane- Really? From where I'm standing, I see it differently. I have the misfortune of being Vince's son. You're just Vince's bitch.
Taker grabs Shane by the throat and goes for the chokeslam but Shane lands on his feet and starts to unload punches on Taker. Taker grabs Shane and puts him in the corner but Shane slides out and starts punching again! Vince shoves Shane into the Undertaker and Undertaker hits the chokeslam! Vince gloats but Undertaker turns around and goes after Vince. Vince rolls out of the ring for safety. Undertaker looks down at Shane but then signals at Vince with the throat cut. Undertaker stares down Vince as the show closes.