WWE Raw Results (5/30/16)
Monday, May 30th, 2016
From Green Bay, WI
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello friends! My name is Zack Krasney and I am back! I am back and ready for some Monday Night Raw!! I hope everyone is doing well and also ready for some wrestling! Since I was gone WWE announced that WWE will be splitting up the brands again which leads me to...
Question of the Week: Which Superstars would you like to see on which brands and why?
Monday Night Raw
The show starts with a 10 bell salute in honor of fallen soldiers in honor of Memorial Day. We get a beautiful video package for Memorial Day, too.
Raw starts off with Shane McMahon! Right before Shane can say anything on the mic we get Stephanie out to the ring, too.
Steph- i know you weren't planning on starting things without me, big brother. Welcome to Monday Night Raw!
Shane- A lot of the same from you Steph. You're doing a lot of talking and people want less of that so WELCOME TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW! Times are a changing and the new era is changing things in a big way. On July 19th will be a momentous day for WWE because Smackdown is going live every Tuesday nights, which means bigger matches, bigger opportunities.
Steph- But that's Smackdown and this is still Monday Night Raw!!! And tonight we will see the return of John Cena!!
AWWWW TITLE TOWN!!! DON'T YOU DARE BE SOUR!!
Woods- Now when New Day heard Smackdown was going live we let out a group
Kofi- It stirred up all kinds of emotions in our bodies.
Big E- And personally I was excited about the possibility of bringing the power of positivity to Smackdown Live!
Woods- But that excited lead to paranoia.
Kofi- When we see things on social media like these *shows things about Brand Split*
Big E- You see everyone in the WWE Universe has two words on their mind, Brand Extension.
Shane- It's true there will be exclusive Superstars to each show. A unique roster.
Kofi- My dude Shane, you can always depend on him for an answer. You know how I know? Look at his shoes. I'm all about that new era.
Woods- What are you talking about? We all know you've been here all of a decade.
Kofi- That's not important! What is important is where will the New Day end up?
Steph- Well we haven't officially made those decisions yet.
Kofi- See what you're doing there Steph, you're playing dodgeball with these questions.
Woods- You can't possibly break up the WWE World Tag Team Champions.
Shane- Nothing is off the table.
Big E- Hold the door! Hodor! You can't break up the New Day!
Woods- Think about the kids!
Steph- Calm down nothing has been decided yet.
Woods- So who is going to be running Smackdown live?
Steph- Well we haven't decided that yet, but rest assured there will be a lot of thought that goes into it.
Big E- Hold up! You all haven't decided yet have you? I sense some sibling rivalry brewing! You know what we do when we need to decide something? DANCE OFF!
Shane- I'm game! *Shane dances*
Steph- Alright! You wanna see some dancing, I'll show you some dancing--
The Vaudevillains cut her off before she can dance.
New Day w/ Xavier Woods vs. The Vaudevillains
We return and Kofi hits a monkey press on English. Unicorn Stampede from New Day. English hits a big uppercut on Kofi and is able to make a tag to Gotch. Gotch with a headlock. Tag to English who locks a headlock in and hits some knees to the shoulder of Kofi before tagging Gotch back in. Headbutt from Gotch and gets a 2 count. Kofi tries for a tag but gets blocked. Gotch clotheslines Kofi over the top rope as we head to commercial break.
We return and both men are reaching for a tag and make it! Big E hits a belly to booty suplex on English! And again! And a third! Big E hits the Big Splash! Anderson and Gallows run in from the crowd and attack Xavier Woods. Kofi runs up but gets taken out, too. The bell rings for the DQ. The VaudeVillains attack Big E together in the ring. When Gallows and Anderson get in the ring the VaudeVillains clear up. Anderson and Gallows take out Big E as well with the Magic Killer.
Winners by DQ: The New Day
Backstage Renee Young asks The Club what they were doing out there. They say this was to prove they don't need AJ Styles to take over. They are putting New Day and the whole company on notice. They are just getting started.
Apollo Crews is training backstage when Big Show walks in. Apollo asks him if he has a problem with the new era, too. Big Show says new era, old era, attitude era, he's been knocking people out for years and he doesn't give a damn. He says he came because he likes Apollo. Sheamus attacked him because he is afraid of this new era and he attacked Apollo specifically because Sheamus thinks he'll back down. The question is...will he?
Golden Truth makes their way to the ring to be on commentary for the next match.
Breezdango vs. The Usos
Tyler Breeze and Jimmy start things off and chops and then tags Jey. Double team from the Usos. Fandango makes a distraction and it leads to a tag from Breeze to Fandango. Fandango wears down Jey with tags. Breeze goes for a cheap shot on Jimmy on the outside but runs right into a Superkick. The distraction allows Jey to roll up Fandango for the win.
Winners: The Usos
After the match, Breezdango picks a fight with Truth and Goldust but Golden Truth take them out.
Roman Reigns' music hits and the champ walks out to a not so warm welcome as usual.
Roman- Two years ago Seth Rollins sold out and broke up the Shield and ever since then he has called himself THE man. That's funny how can call yourself THE man when you're running from THE guy. I've said it before I'm not a good guy, I'm not a bad guy, I'm THE guy. Seth if you think you're the man get out here and prove it.
Rollins music hits and he makes his way out. Rollins walks down the ramp but then stops and walks back up the ramp. Rollins fakes like he's going to say something twice but then drops the mic and heads down the ramp. He stops again and heads back up the ramp. Halfway up the ramp he sprints back down to the ring, but stops short and laughs. He walks up to the ramp and grabs the mic again, and drops it again before walking into the back. Roman's music hits and Reigns grabs his title when Seth comes sprinting back out but once again stops just short of getting in the ring.
Rusev vs. Zack Ryder
Rusev starts strong with a knee to the gut of Zack and then a beat down. Rusev whips Ryder into the corner and hits a big splash. Rusev locks in a headlock on Ryder. Ryder fights out and hits a missile dropkick to the back of the head of Rusev. Zack hits a forearm to the head of Rusev and hits the Broski Boot! Ryder hits another big boot! Rusev kicks out at 1 but looks stunned. Ryder misses the Rough Ryder. Rusev locks in the Accolade and Ryder taps.
Rusev- Zack Ryder is just like every other American, entitled even after you lost. I am what America should be all about. I am a true American hero and am more American than all you cheese gobblers.
Titus O'Neil's music hits and cuts him off.
Titus- Rusev you have some nerve, calling yourself a great American on this day. THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY. Great American's fight for what they believe in. We fight and you know what, I don't think you're some Bulgarian brute. I think you're a Bulgarian Blowhard...so let's fight!
Titus blasts Rusev in the face hard and Rusev rolls out of the ring.
We see a video of Charlotte kicking Ric Flair out of the ring last week then a video of Stephanie running into her earlier today. Steph tells Charlotte she is despicable and Stephanie is ashamed to have Charlotte leading the Women's Division. She calls Charlotte a horrible, self-important, selfish person. When Charlotte says looks who's talking Steph tells her to watch who she's talking to.
Enzo and Cass come out
Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore and I'm a certified G and a bonafide stud and you can't teach that. And this right here is Big Cass and he's 7 feet tall and you can't teach that! Badaboom realest guys in the room, how you doin?! Cass, we are in Green Bay! So it is only right that we keep it G like a Packers helmet. Dudleyz you bubblegum boys wanna come out here acting extra? Well me and Big Cass are gonna hit you upside your noodle and have you curled up like a cheese doodle.
Cass- I'm serving up size 16 boot sandwiches with pickle, onion, tomato and all the fixings.
Enzo- Well Cass we are in Green Bay so, uh, what kinda cheese?
Enzo- How you doin'
Enzo- How you doin'
Enzo- How you doin'
Enzo- How you doin'
Enzo- How you doin'
Cass- Blue Cheese
Enzo- How you doin'
Cass- And I'm not even gonna talk about down under. Dudley Boyz there's only ONE WORD to describe you and I'm
gonna spell it out! S-A-W-F-T!
Enzo and Cass vs. The Dudleyz
Cass and Bubba start things off and Bubba puts Cass in his corner and makes a tag to D-Von Big Cass hits a double clothesline to take out the Dudleyz and then a shoulder tackle on Bubba. Tag to Enzo who runs at Cass and is thrown into D-Von. Enzo and Cass send both Dudleyz outside the ring. We head to break.
We return and D-Von hits a spinning elbow and gets a 2 count on Enzo. Scoop slam from D-Von who then tags Bubba. Bubba drops 2 elbows and gets a 2 count. Enzo fights out of the corner and tries to make a tag but can't make it. Tag to D-Von who stops a tag attempt from Enzo. Bubba tags back in and beats down Enzo on the mat. Enzo hits a dropkick and tags Big Cass! Cass takes out D-Von who tagged in. Splash from Cass and a slam. Cass drops the empire elbow and takes Bubba out on the side. Bubba reaches over and makes a tag and the Dudleys hit the inverted 3D. Bubba goes to the top but Enzo talks trash and distracts him allowing Cass to throw him off the turnbuckle. Cass hits a huge boot to knock D-Von out of the ring and then a tag and the Rocket Launcher to get the win!
Winners: Enzo and Cass
John Cena comes out! Cena is rocking all knew gear, the altered version of his new shirt. Welcome back chants from some of the audience.
Cena- Let every nation know, whether they wish us well or ill, we will support any friend, we will oppose any foe to ensure the survival and success of liberty. There are many brave heroes who have fallen, proving those words to be true. Memorial day is a celebration of those fallen heroes. I am grateful to finally be back home, but on this day, it is with the utmost respect that I honor the friends, family, and heroes of those who have fallen to protect this great nation. You see because liberty is freedom and freedom means you can do what you want, say what you want, listen to whatever music you want and stand in your chair and scream at the top of your lungs! It is that freedom that lets me plant my two feet right here and say I am back on Monday Night Raw! The question now is do I still belong here? In my absence, a new era has arrived. New names and new faces who all think my time is up. That I should move out while they move up. New Era, Old Era, Golden Era it doesn't matter I will not go quietly into the night. If the future is upon us then the face that runs the place says it must go through me!
AJ Styles music hits and The Phenomenal One makes his way down to the ring. AJ Styles/Let's Go Cena chants boom through the arena for a VERY long time. The crowd is obviously all over this one! It's almost exactly 50/50 for each man.
AJ- John Cena. I have been waiting for this moment for a LONG time.
Cena- Judging by these people so has everyone else.
AJ- I will say this, you kinda got a bad rep. I don't understand it, hear me out. I was always told you were the first one to the arena and the last to leave. The things you've done for this company outside of the ring is unheard of. I know we've been in two different worlds but here we are in this same ring. I respect your hardword and I respect you. So does the rest of the locker room. I wanted to be the first one out here to say welcome back. *AJ puts out his hand and they shake*
Anderson and Gallows interupt
Gallows- AJ we agreed to go our separate ways, and you saw which way we went earlier. It looks like the way you're going is sucking up to John Cena.
Anderson- AJ I thought that was beneath you but apparently not. Unlike you we're not here to kiss ass, we are here to kick it. AJ Styles that includes you.
AJ and Cena take off their shirts and get ready for a fight but AJ blasts Cena from the side and the three of them attack Cena together. The Club raises up the Wolfpack sign together. They walk out and make their way up the ramp but then AJ runs back in the ring and attacks Cena again. They leave again but AJ runs back in the ring a third time and beats Cena down AGAIN. The referees make their way down to look at Cena as The Club walks up the ramp. As they get to the curtain AJ runs down a FOURTH time and it takes Gallows and Anderson pulling AJ off to stop the attack.
Natalya vs. Dana Brooke w/Charlotte
Natty is all over Dana when this one starts but Brookes hits a cheap shot to take control. Charlotte hits a cheap shot on Natty while the ref is distracted. Natty able to hit a spinning clothesline but Charlotte gets up on the side for the distraction allowing Dana to hit her finisher for the win.
Winner: Dana Brooks
Charlotte and Dana attack Natty together but Becky Lynch runs out and makes the save.
Backstage Dolph Ziggler talks about his match with Baron Corbin that's next. He talks about being the better technical wrestler and does mock version of Jericho's listing 1000 wrestling holds.
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler comes out and puts on an amateur wrestling headpiece and a mouthguard. The announcers talk about how good Dolph was as an amateur wrestler in college. Ziggler approaches Corbin and kicks him right in the family jewels.
Winner by DQ: Baron Corbin
Dolph grabs a mic- Dolph Ziggler has been Disqualified. Still your loser, Baron Corbin.
Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and Sami Zayn vs. Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens
Alberto and Cesaro start things off. Cesaro gets the Uppercut train started early. KO runs in and eats an Uppercut and Jericho gets a dropkick. Cesaro flips off the side of the ring onto Ko and takes out Jericho on the outside, too. He gets back in the ring but Del Rio kicks him in the gut and sends him outside the ring where KO and Jericho attack. Cesaro gets rolled in and ADR goes to the top and hits a right hand from the top. Del Rio locks in a headlock. Jericho tags in and grabs Cesaro but Cesaro hits some uppercuts. Jericho hits a cheap shot to take control. Tag to Del Rio who hits an enziguri in the corner. 2 count. Cesaro hits a big suplex to create space. Tag to Sami Zayn who goes right after KO then after Del Rio, then Jericho. Sami hits a crossbody from the top rope! 2 count. Del Rio gets into the corner and Sami goes for the Helluva Kick but Owens pulls him out of the way. Del Rio shoves Owens. Jericho is in the ring but gets attacked from behind by Ambrose who throws Jericho out. Sami Zayn flies over the top rope to take out all three guys on the outside. We head to commercial.
We return and Kevin has Sami in a headlock and then turns it into a suplex, and follows it with a running senton. Owens kicks Zayn in the back . Tag to Del Rio who kicks Sami in the guts. Del Rio puts Sami on the top turnbuckle in a tree of woe and kicks him in the face. Headlock from Del Rio. Jericho tags in and goes for a kick but Sami moves and Jericho's legs hit the ropes. Zayn goes for the tag but Jericho blocks it. Chops from Chris but Sami fights back with right hands. Jericho gets hit with the Blue Thunder Bomb. Sami tries for the tag and makes it to Ambrose! Ambrose clotheslines Jericho! Ambrose with the splash into a bulldog. 2 count. Jericho blocks Dirty Deeds and hits an enziguri but Dean gets up and clotheslines Jericho out of the ring and hits a suicide dive! Owens tries to attack but Ambrose throws KO into the barricade. Ambrose counters Jericho's springboard dropkick with a gullotine. ADR runs in but he is sent out quickly. Jericho hits the Codebreaker but KO tags himself in against Jericho's consent. KO goes for the pin but gets 2 only! KO and Jericho argue when Cesaro runs in and hits the swing on Jericho. ADR hits the backstabber on Cesaro. Sami hits the Helluva Kick on Del Rio! KO hits the Superkick on Sami! KO goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb but Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds and pins Owens for the win!
Winners: Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Sami Zayn