WWE Raw Results (3/21/16)
Monday, March 21st, 2016
From Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello all you lovely readers out there and welcome back to Wrestling News World's live coverage of Monday Night Raw! We are less than two weeks away from WrestleMania! Some are calling WrestleMania red hot and others are saying they'll be tuning out. Question of the Week: Are you looking forward to this year's WrestleMania?
WWE Raw Results
Stephanie McMahon is kicking things off on Raw!
Steph- Welcome to Monday Night Raw! Let me get to the bad news first, my husband HHH will not be here tonight. I know you are all disappointed, for those who want refunds you have 60 seconds to make it to the box office. Now the reason my husband isn't here tonight is because he has corporate responsibilities, I know you people can't relate to responsibilities. It is NOT because of Roman Reigns brutal attack on my husband. Roman lacks intellect. Why would he risk his WWE Championship match for a quick attack? You see me and my husband know a thing or two about success. We can buy anything or anyone. You see--
Roman Reigns' music cuts Steph off and Roman comes from the ramp, not the crowd.
Steph- See what I mean, you wait until I say HHH isn't here then you come down and what try and intimidate me? This is my company, my ring, and my husband is going to beat you at-- *Roman covers her mic*
Roman- Shh. Would you all like to know the real reason HHH isn't here? He isn't here because he know I'd whip his ass. If you thought last week was bad wait until we get to WrestleMania. I'm walking into your company, walking into your ring, beating your husband and taking MY title. There's nothing you or daddy's money can do about it.
Steph goes to slap him but Roman catches it.
Roman- Now I'm the authority.
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
They lock up and Owens locks in a headlock. Styles reverses it and gets behind Owens. Owens reverses it and throws the headlock back on. AJ breaks free and knocks Owens out of the ring with a dropkick. AJ tries a moonsault out of the ring but Owens moves. AJ lands on his feet but Owens picks AJ up and throws him face first into the barricade as we head to break.
We return and Owens is in control as he slams AJ's head to the mat. AJ pops his legs up for a leg scissors and then a kick to Owens' head. AJ hits a series of karate chops and a running forearm. AJ hits a splash and KO moves out of the way. Styles plants Owens face first and gets a 2 count! Styles tries the Pele kick but misses. Owens hits a huge clothesline and then a spinning fallaway neckbreaker. Styles dodges the cannonball and hits the firemen's carry into the knee. Styles brings Owens to the top rope but misses a hurricarana. Kevin Owens gets up and hits a five-star frog splash! 2 count only! Owens goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb but AJ counters with an elbow. Both men go at it with right hands! Owens hits a high knee and a Superkick! AJ spins around and hits a Pele Kick! We head to commercial.
We return and AJ is fighting off the top rope. Kevin Owens hits a nasty chop and goes for a superplex but AJ slips out and hits a torture rack! He drops him and gets a 2 count. AJ heads to the top rope but Kevin Owens jumps up to stop him. AJ fights him off and AJ hits a sunset flip powerbomb! 2 count! AJ sets up for the Phenomenal Forearm but Jericho comes out on the mic and distracts Styles. Owens rolls him up and gets the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Owens- You see this! Do you see this! This is the Kevin Owens show! Now that that's done, let's get to what really matters. In 13 days the biggest event in the history of WWE and everyone wants to know who is going to face me for my Intercontental Championship at KOmania. You know what the answer than that is *Dolph Ziggler's music hits"
Ziggler- KOmania, YESleMania, AxelMania whatever you want to call it there is no one better to face you and BEAT you at WrestleMania than me.
Owens- Is that one of your crappy jokes from your stand up because *Miz's music hits*
Miz- Cut! Cut cut! Cut the music cut their mics. Dolph what makes you think you deserve another championship opportunity? Was it the beating Triple H gave you? Why don't you move aside for someone who actually main evented WrestleMania?
Ziggler- Miz you want to relive your glory days, go back them on the WWE Network. Or last week on Smackdown when I superkicked that dumb look of your face. *Sami Zayn's music hits*
Sami- Hey, with all due respect to you two gentlemen and all you've accomplished, I've been waiting a long time to get my hands on Kevin Owens and I can't think of a better time or place than at WrestleMania!
Miz- Well you're going to have wait a whole lot longer skinny Seth Rogan.
Owens- The truth is none of you deserve a shot at my title. In the interest of fairness, I'm going to go to The Authority and see if we can't get a triple threat match between you three to see who faces me at KO Mania!
We see a clip from earlier today where Dean Ambrose is in a bar talking to Terry Funk! Terry says he has a gift for him and gives him a chainsaw. Dean starts it up in the restaurant and cuts a table in half. Dean gets super excited about it and cuts the table a few more times.
Steph is backstage when Kevin Owens walks in and proposes the triple threat match. Steph goes for it!
Rusev- League of Nations crushed the New Day!
Sheamus- That's right we gave them a taste of what they're to expect at WrestleMania. I personally Brogue Kicked their bootos right back to the demented fairytale because let's be honest they're not in the same class as the League of Nations.
Barrett- Now how's that for the power of positivity!?
Alberto- Because at the end of the day New...Day sucks!
AWWWWW PHILLYYYYYY!!!!! CLAP FOR YOUR TWO TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!!
Big E- Last week, you may have put hands on your boys but one thing that's clear is New Day does not suck. New Day has never sucked.
WOods- But we shouldn't be surprised you're here talking hot garbage because Exibit A. You are trash *via signs* You are trash *signs* You are trash!
Kofi- We really mean that. Rusev I wanted to say thank you in person. Thank God you started wearing boots on those feet because you had people complaining about those gross, smelly, disgusting feet. You were scaring the kids! New Day loves the kids! Del Rio what happened to you man! You used to come out with the limo, big house, you're own ring announcer and now you're stuck in the League of Nations. Barrett, King Barrett. You ain't got no crown, no cape, no kingdom. You're the worst king ever! Imagine what it would be like if New Day were the three kings of the ring.
Big E- Aw yes sir! Wade Barrett proceed to the gallows for the public shaming! Shame!
Big E- Shame!
Woods- Shame..ous! Sheamus! Your parents must have known early how you'd turn out because they put shame right into your name!
Kofi- You mean to tell me out of all the names they could have picked they went with the name that is Shame-us!
E- You can fix it all with a big ole box of Booty-os! Because New Day rocks!
The League tries to get in to attack but all the New Day members knock them off the side.
Rusev vs. Big E
The bell rings and Rusev rolls out of the ring immediately. Big E goes after him and hits him with body shots and rolls him back in the ring. Big E stomping away at Rusev in the corner. Big E tackles Rusev in the corner hard. 2 count. Big E kicks the gut of Rusev and puts him on the side. Big E hits a HUGE splash on the ringside.
We return and Rusev has Big E in a headlock. Rusev gets up and stomps away at Big E on the mat. Rusev hits a running elbow then locks in a headlock. Big E catches Rusev in a Belly to Booty! And another! A third! Big E goes for the big splash but Rusev gets his knees up. Spinning heel kick from Rusev. Kofi and Xavier are both still knocked out from the break. Rusev hits a big splash in the corner. He misses with the Superkick and Big E counters and plants Rusev! Big E goes for the spear through the ropes but Rusev gets his knee up. Superkick from Rusev who gets a 2 count. Big E gets up and hits the big splash on Rusev, this time he connects! Barrett causes a distraction and Rusev hits a Superkick. 1-2-No! Big E kicks out. Woods comes out and takes out Barrett and ADR. Sheamus takes out Woods and gets up for the distraction. Rusev tries for the Accolade but Big E counters into an electric chair! Sheamus up on the side distracts the ref and Big E spears him through the rope. Kofi hits a kick to the head of Rusev and Big E runs in to hit the Big Ending!
Winner: Big E
Bray- The equinox is upon us. It symbolizes the human spirit being renewed. A chance to become born again.
Harper- Of course, one can not be granted a new beginning without sacrificing another.
Rowan- The pain will be excruciating but will lead you to paradise.
Strowman- The God of War watches over me tonight. I offer Dean Ambrose's soul as a sacrifice.
Bray- When the sun rises again I will ascend to my final throne.
Big Show comes to the ring.
Big Show- Philadelphia! I been coming here 20 years and you guys know how to keep it real, thank you! Now in the past I've been known to run my mouth and say I'm the greatest giant of all time. I'm going to shoot straight here, I have to say that because I have to believe in myself. The real greatest giant was Andre. He was the first and the greatest. All other giants strive to be him. When I won last year that was a big deal to me because I haven't won a lot of battle royals. Seriously. That's why this year it's important to me to be a 2 time Andre the Giant battle royal winner.
Social Outcasts come out.
Heath Slater- WWE Universe! Social Outcasts in the house! Show your legacy is going to be the social outcasts victim at WrestleMania!
Bo- You may be big but with our powers combined we're like a Cinderella story!
Axel- We're not Cinderella, we're something cooler. Like Ultron! Where the piece all fit together and we're unstoppable. That's why we're going to have no problem throwing you out in the battle royal! Yeeeay!
Rose- No more yeeay, it's stupid. Big Show this is serious and you are in serious trouble.
Big Show- Look the only trouble I'm going to have is figuring out with one of you hashtagging trolls to throw out first.
Heath- We have a hashtag for you! The bigger they are the harder they fall!
Big Show grabs Slater by the throat but the Social Outcasts team up and take down Big Show. Kane's pyro hits and the demon comes out and takes out the Social Outcasts. Big Show hugs Kane for the help and says Kane's the man. Kane taps Show on his shoulder and chokeslam's Big Show off the top rope!
Fandango vs. Chris Jericho
Jericho blasts Fandango to start and stomps away at him. High elbow from Chris. Jericho slaps Fandango and calls him a stupid man. Fandango fights back with right hands and a spinning heel kick. Fandango to the top rope and tries the leg drop but Jericho moves and tries to lock in Walls of Jericho. AJ Styles comes out and chants "Y2Jackass" and Fandango rolls up Jericho. 2 count! Jericho hits the Code Breaker for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
AJ runs into the ring but Jericho books it out.
AJ- I thought you were the best in the world but apparently you're just the best from running from me. I have competed all over the world, but I haven't competed in one place...WrestleMania. Hey Chris, how about this. How about you face me at Mania and I'll show you and the world why they chant AJ Styles.
Kevin Owens introduces the Intercontinental Championship members, but there is a swerve when Kevin announces Stardust, Sin Cara, and Zack Ryder.
Stardust vs. Sin Cara vs. Zack Ryder
Sin Cara tries a roll up but only gets 1. Ryder hits a missile dropkick on Sin Cara. Stardust throws Ryder out of the ring. Sin Cara hits some lucha speed moves and an arm drag. 2 count. Ryder attacks Stardust and Sin Cara hits a springboard moonsault on both guys. Ryder tries a pinfall but gets 2. Sami Zayn walks down to the ring. Ryder and Cara hit a double crossbody. Miz makes his way out and then Dolph does too. All three men confront Owens. Stardust gets flung into the middle of all of them. All hell breaks loose.
Steph is on the phone and says she feels uneasy about Roman Reigns tonight so she might leave early. Kevin Owens runs in.
Owens- Did you just see what happened, this needs to be addressed. I was just attacked by 6 maniacs. None of them deserve to fight me at KO Mania.
Steph- I don't appreciate you coming in here and interrupting me. It's not KO Mania, it's WrestleMania! So you know what at WrestleMania you're going to face all 6 of them.
Owens- What!? You know your husband thinks very highly of me!
Steph- You are in this office with ME, and you want to talk about climbing the ladder of success so at WrestleMania you can climb the ladder for your championship. It's going to be a ladder match!
Steph is walking to an SUV in the garage and Triple H gets out to greet her. They get in the car to drive away but as the gate opens Roman Reigns is waiting. Roman opens the door and pulls Hunter out and starts attacking him. Roman throws Hunter into the car and hammers away at him. Hunter runs to the car and jumps in, getting away.
Charlotte w/ Ric Flair vs. Natalya
Becky and Sasha are on commentary for this match. Natty goes for a quick rollup but gets 2. Chops from Natty. Natty catches a boot and puts Charlotte in a surfboard. Natty stomps Charlotte's head and she rolls out of the ring to catch her breath. Natty chases her and blasts her from behind, then rolls her in the ring. As Natty gets back in she gets blasted by Charlotte. Natty gets put in the corner and Charlotte stomps away at the gut. Charlotte hammers away at the head of Natalya. Natty manages to lock in the Sharpshooter! Charlotte makes it to the ropes. Natty is tripped and sent face first into the turnbuckle. Charlotte uses the ropes and goes for a pin but only gest 2! Charlotte hits Natural Selection for the win.
Bubba Ray vs. R-Truth
Bubba Ray talks trash as he takes control of Truth with clotheslines and right hands. Bubba is in complete control of Truth. Elbows from Bubba. Truth tries to fight back but D-Von causes a distraction and Bubba hits a Big Boot for the win.
Winner: Bubba Ray
The Dudley Boyz attack Truth but Goldust comes out to make the save. The Dudleyz take complete control when the Usos come out and take out the Dudleyz. The Usos go and get a table and put D-Von on it. Bubba runs in and pulls D-Von away before the damage can be done.
For our closing segment, we get the boss, Vince McMahon, to the ring.
Vince- Let's be nice now. I'd like to remind you that my former son Shane will compete against the Undertaker at WrestleMania in Hell in a Cell. If there were some kind of miracle it would mean Shane would run Monday Night Raw. It means my son in law and daughter would probably quit the business. Even more unfortunately, it means you'd probably see the last of me. Oh, you like that? You see that's what you people do, you want Shane to run the show? You enable Shane to do things he otherwise wouldn't be able to do. *Shows footage from last week* Well, that was sweet. It's going to take more than one chokeslam to defeat Shane. Nothing will stop him, he'll fight with every breath in his body, he'll risk life and limb. I think Shane happens to be the most formidable opponent Undertaker has ever had. Will Shane beat him? He damn well better. Undertaker is my creation, but he's also my bitch. If Undertaker doesn't win this match, then it will also be his last.
Vince throws his mic and walks up the ramp as Dean Ambrose's music goes off! Dean passes Vince and heads to the ring.
Dean Ambrose vs. Braun Strowman w/ The Wyatt Family
Dean dodges getting trapped in the corner by Strowman. Ambrose hits some chops but Braun hits a huge shot to the gut of Dean. Strowman throws Dean across the ring. Dean smacks Braun and when Strowman chases Dean pulls down the ropes. Dean hits a suicide dive! Braun stays on his feet so Dean does it again, still doesn't knock the big man down. He throws Dean into the barricade. Strowman locks in a submission on the neck of Dean Ambrose. Strowman hits a wicked clothesline as Dean tried to fight out. Braun throws Ambrose across the ring again. Dean hops up and locks in a sleeper hold. Strowman fights out and throws a lock on Dean's neck again. Ambrose hits a missile dropkick which puts Strowman in the corner. Ambrose hits him with a flurry of clotheslines and jabs. Strowman goes for a tackle but Ambrose sends him into the steel post. Ambrose grabs a chair and blasts the arm of Strowman.
Winner: Braun Strowman by DQ
Ambrose blasts Strowman with the chair repeatedly. Braun fights back but Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on the chair! The show closes with Ambrose standing tall.