WWE Raw Results (6/27/16)
Monday, June 27th, 2016
From the AMALIE® Arena in Tampa, FL
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello all and welcome back to WNW's Monday Night Raw coverage! I'm Zack Krasney, your host as always! Tonight we are on both the road to Battleground AND the WWE Draft! Exciting times in WWE are coming! We will see what Raw will offer us as a stepping stone towards those events. The news of Roman Reigns' suspension last week leaves us with some questions about Battleground and I think we'll get some answers tonight.
Question of the Week: Do you think WWE will do a "random" lottery style draft or a tradition sports style draft? Which would you rather WWE do?
Monday Night Raw
Raw is kicking off with THE MAN! Seth Rollins!
Seth- In 4 weeks at Battleground you guys finally get the match you've been dreaming of. All 3 former Shield members in a triple threat for the WWE Championship. Let me start off by saying....you know what to hell with it let's talk about Roman Reigns. I'm not supposed to but guess what I'm in the ring and it's live tv and I have a lot on my mind. Let's talk about the biggest mistake Roman ever made embarrassed me. I brought him into the Shield and he embarrassed me. He put out a statement, there it is on the screen. Let's break this down, first he apologizes? He never apologizes. I thought it was one vs all so you never had any friends or family. What about the fans? You said you didn't care what they thought. Cool, man. You admit your mistake, that's good. My favorite part, no excuses I own it? You own up after the fact, like a real tough guy. You can own it all you want but I own you! I owned you at WrestleMania, I owned you at Money in the Bank and the more I think about it Roman Reigns doesn't deserve a second chance and doesn't deserve to be in the main event at Battleground. The right thing to do is take Roman out of that match and give me the 1 on 1 rematch with Dean Ambrose that I rightfully deserve!
Ambrose's music hits and the WWE Champ is here!
Dean- What's the matter Seth, you seem worked up? Is it about Roman or is it about me having this title? Roman made a mistake, we all make them. I used to be friends with you that was a huge mistake. You wear skinny jeans that's a HUGE mistake. Roman apologized, I'm moving forward. As far as I'm concerned Triple Threat is still on.
AJ Styles' music hits
AJ- I think you're on to something Dean. I think at Battleground it should remain a triple threat. I mean come on Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles. I mean come on, I'm the guy who beat John Cena in a dream match! So take out Roman and put me in there and all will be right with the world.
Dean- I don't make the decisions around here but I think Roman is still in the match.
AJ- Fine then put me in, too. Make it a Fatal 4 way.
Dean- That's fine with me.
Seth- Nah nah nah nah. It needs to be 1 on 1.
John Cena's music hits.
Cena- Dean Ambrose is a fighting champion! He will fight a friend, a foe, a fraud, will he fight the franchise. I know there is a mixed opinion on me. I've held that title 15 times and this is the anniversary to the day of my debut. So today is my WWE Birthday. Last time we faced off for the championship Ambrose, you lost. Make it a fatal 5 way for the WWE Championship.
Seth- No! It's not gonna be a fatal anything, it'll be a 1 on 1 match!
Steph comes out
Steph- Before I get to the point let me just say what Roman did was embarrassing but what's worse is that Dean Ambrose is WWE Champion. As for the main event, let me talk to my brother, oh wait he's not here AGAIN. Cena you and AJ, I like the idea of you two joining the main event but it needs to be earned. So Seth you're going 1 on 1 against John Cena, and AJ you are going 1 on 1 against the WWE Champion Dean Ambrose. John if you and AJ win your matches then you'll be added to the WWE Championship match at Battleground. Good luck gentlemen, well except you Dean.
Paige and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke
Sasha and Charlotte start but Charlotte runs over and tags Dana immediately. Boss puts Dana's head into the turnbuckle and then chokes her with her boot. Dana turns things around and then pats her head. Sasha with a hard right hand and a tag to Paige. Double hip toss on Dana and then Charlotte runs in but is hit with a double dropkick. We head to break.
We return and Charlotte is in control of Paige. Tag to Dana and she does a handstand and uses her foot to choke Paige. Tag back to Charlotte who locks in a headlock. Paige fights out but Charlotte hits a flipping neckbreaker. Cheap shot that knocks Sasha down. The ref has to hold Sasha back and it lets Dana get in some cheap shots. Charlotte tackles Paige into the corner but Paige fights back and knocks down Dana. Paige tries for the tag but gets stopped, Paige hits a big kick and it allows her to tag Banks in! Sasha takes down Charlotte with a series of dropkicks. Tag to Dana who gets taken down and then put in the corner. Sasha hits knees to the ribs of Dana. 2 count but Charlotte pulls Sasha out of the ring. Paige runs up and hits a huge kick to the face of Charlotte. Sasha gets back in the ring and hits the Banks Statement and Dana taps out!
Winners: Sasha Banks and Paige
Lana is in the ring and she introduces her fiancee Rusev.
Titus O'Neil vs. Rusev
Titus goes right after Rusev again and they have to pull him off just to get the match started. The bell rings and Titus goes right back at Rusev and hits some big chops. Splash in the corner and a slam by Titus. Rusev with a big clothesline just to get some breathing room. Rusev gets on top of Titus and hammers away. Big knees to the gut of Titus. Rusev starts kicking Titus while he is down. Dropkick by Rusev. Titus starts fighting back with shoulder tackles but Rusev ducks a big boot and rolls out of the ring. He and Titus hit the same wicked double clothesline as they did at Money in the Bank. Titus is able to get in the ring before the 10 count.
Winner by count out: Titus O'Neil
Stephanie is on the phone when Corporate Kane interrupts. He tries to convince Steph to let him run Smackdown when The Miz and Maryse walk by! Miz complains about having no red carpet or star treatment for his return. Kane says that he is surprised Steph and Shane let him go so long without defending his title due to filming. Technically champions are supposed to defend their title at least once every 30 days or they risk being stripped of it. Steph says that's a good point, so Miz will defend his Intercontinental Championship tonight. When Miz asks against whom, Steph says it's a cliffhanger.
Seth Rollins vs. John Cena (If Cena wins he gets into the WWE Championship match at BattleGround)
(If Cena wins he gets into the WWE Championship match at BattleGround)
Seth throws on a headlock, but Cena fights out and hits a shoulder tackle. Seth fights back against Cena with right hands. Dropkick by Rollins and a 2 count. Cena whips Rollins into the corner but he gets caught with an elbow and then Rollins hits a neckbreaker after flipping over Cena. Rollins goes for the headlock but Cena fights out. Cena sets Rollins up for the 5 knuckle shuffle but Rollins kicks Cena in the head before he can do it. Cena is knocked out of the ring as we head to break.
We return and Rollins is battling out of getting locked into the STF. Cena sets Rollins up for the Shuffle again and connects this time. Rollins up for the AA but Rollins slides out and kicks Cena square in the head. Cena with a tornado DDT. Cena pulls Rollins up but he lands on his feet and hits the enziguri. Cena and Rollins exchange right hands and then Rollins hits a big kick. Rollins to the top rope but Cena catches him with a right hand. Rollins does the sunset flip into a corner powerbomb. 2 count for Rollins. Seth to the top again and misses with the frog splash! It's Cena's turn to go to the top rope but gets caught, Rollins hits a superplex and rolls through to make it a Falcon's Arrow! 2 count! Rollins goes for the Pedigree but Cena counters. Seth goes for a crossbody but Cena rolls through. Cena hits the AA but Rollins gets his foot on the bottom rope! Cena tries for another AA but Rollins lands on his feet and tries for the Pedigree. Cena reverses into the STF but AJ and The Club come out to ringside. Rollins hits a Pedigree off the distraction for the win!
Winner: Seth Rollins
Enzo and Cass come out!
Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G, and a bonafied stud. And you can't teach that! And this right here, this is Big Cass, and he's 7 foot tall, and you can't teach that! BADA BOOM, REALEST GUYS IN THE ROOM! There ain't a beach boy alive who can stop this wave. That wave is you people. You are the waaaave. Me and Big Cass are gonna ride that wave right to the top. I'm gonna ask you to do me a favor, wait for this match to start, but when it does start a wave!
Enzo and Cass vs. Local Jobbers
Enzo hits a right hand on the first one and Cass runs in and hits a big boot on the other. Bada Boom press for the win!
Winners: Enzo and Cass
Cass- There's only one word to describe you and I'm gonna spell it out for ya S-A-W-F-T
Social Outcasts interrupt
Bo- You're right there is only one word to describe them, and one for us. It ain't soft. I'm gonna spell it out H-A-R-D what does that spell. HHAAARRDD!
Heath- Ladies and gentlemen the social outcasts are back babby! We are fresh off the set of Marine 5 and we are hard and looking for action.
Axel- You two softies get out of the ring cause there are some real OGs coming down.
Enzo- So you guys are telling me....you're hard.
Cass- Which is the hardest?
Bo- I am.
Axel- No I'm the hardest!
Bo- Wait ..you think this is a joke? Don't let them make us a joke!
They get on the ring side but Heath eats a big boot and the others backdown.
Cass- Social Outcasts there is only one word to describe you! S-A-W-F-T SAAAWWFFTTT!!
Summer Rae vs. Becky Lynch
Natalya on commentary
Becky doesn't even let the bell ring, she runs out of the ring and attacks Natalya. The ref tries to pull Becky off Natalya but she keeps fighting! Finally the ref is able to separate the two.
The Highlight Reel
Jericho- Quiet, quiet, quiet, quiet, quiet, quiet. I have a lot to say tonight, it's gonna be a wild one because my two guests don't care about each other at all. The men who allowed Dean Ambrose to become WWE Champion. They are ruining their own lives and they're starting to ruin mine. My first guest, Kevin Owens.
Owens joins Jericho in the ring.
Jericho- And Sami Zayn.
Sami comes down to much less energy than usual but still a big pop.
Jericho- You know it's funny is they chant Ole I can feel the loathing. That's why I had them raise the Jerictron. It wasn't always this way, you guys were best friends. Sami you were the best man at Owen's wedding. It must have made it worse when he stabbed you in the back.
Sami- Stop trying to stop the pot Chris. I came out here to put an end to this. We're going to cost each other our careers. You lost the Royal Rumble was because of me, you lost your Intercontinental title because of me, you didn't win Money in the Bank because of me. Do your career a favor and fight me at Battleground. You might get drafted away so we need to finish this! You gonna say something or stare at the ground? This is the real Kevin Owens, a coward who hides behind lies. Like why he stabbed me in the back when he got to WWE. You said it was never personal, you know the truth Kevin, you know I know, tell me to my face why I did it. It's because you resent me, that it drove you crazy that I got signed by WWE before you. Grow a set and say it to my face!
Owens- I have already told you the truth many times, you may not like it but that doesn't make it less true. What I did was the best move for my career. You know you stand there and talk about how I ruined our friendship. You know who did? You. It's your fault because everything we've done since we met was to get to WWE. We fought to make it here, so when they came calling and you signed a year and a half before me. Was I upset? No. I was happy for you just like you should have been for me. You weren't happy you were furious, why? Because my success came at your loss? What kind of friend does that make you? That proves I was always a better friend to you than you were to me. You wanna go one more time at Battleground? You got it.
Jericho- Woah! Huge match! Owens vs. Zayn at Battleground. But Sami I wanna go back to what Owens say, he's right you are a terrible friend and a terrible example for what it takes to make it in WWE. Owens may never be better than me, he's still trying to follow my lead unlike you. You have your own head stuck up your rear end that you still care about what these people think. It doesn't matter, and the fact you haven't figured that out yet makes me want to slap your stupid idiot face right now. I'm not going to do that, I'm going to let Owens do that at Battleground. Not as big as what I'm going to do at Battleground, but still a big match. You're welcome. I'm gonna give you something else, what you want, what you need. The gift of Jericho...drink it in maaaaaan.
Owens and Zayn both hit a Superkick on Jericho at the same time. Owens and Zayn stare down and Owens leaves the ring.
The Miz w/Maryse vs. Kane
For the Intercontinental Championship
Kane immediately hits an uppercut and puts Miz in the corner. Miz kicks the knees and hits some right hands. Miz goes for a running clothesline but Kane catches him and tries for a chokeslam. Miz fights out but eats a big boot instead. Kane with a clothesline in the corner and a sideslam. 2 count. Suplex and a dropkick to a seated Miz. Kane signals for a chokeslam but Maryse gets up on the side. Kane shoos her away. Maryse falls down and appears to have hurt her ankle. Miz gets out of the ring and checks on her. He carries her away and gets counted out.
Winner by count out: Kane
Still Intercontinental Champion: Miz
Miz is helping Maryse when she reveals that she didn't really hurt her ankle. Shocking.
Cesaro & Tyler Crews vs. Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio
The match started with Sheamus and Crews but Sheamus tags out immediately. Crews hip tosses Del Rio and tags Cesaro. Cesaro whipped against the ropes but he flips over and hits a crossbody from the top rope. Uppercut train from Cesaro! Cesaro signals the swing but Sheamus runs in. ADR kicks the back of the legs of Cesaro off the distraction. DDT from Del Rio. Alberto hands Cesaro off the top rope and was going to do the stop but Sheamus tags himself in. He hits a shoulder to the gut and a high running knee. Irish Curse from Sheamus and he taunts Crews. Headlock is locked on Cesaro. Sheamus tries another Irish Curse but Cesaro reverses and tag is made to Apollo and ADR. Del Rio sends Crews over the top rope and Sheamus tags himself in again. Del Rio is furious and hits an enziguri on Sheamus and walks away. Crews hits the spinning sitdown powerbomb for the win.
Winners: Apollo and Cesaro
Jojo asks Ambrose if being WWE Champion was everything he expected. He says he was hoping for a parade outside WWE Headquarters with wild animals and stuff, but he understands permits are expensive. Steph walks up and tells him that when AJ wins tonight it will be one step closer to Dean losing his title.
New Day is dressed up like The Wyatts.
Kofi- People want to know why New Day is picking a fight wiith the Wyatts but they started with their negativity. What they need is a big ole bowl of booty-os! Now the Wyatts want to come out and scare everyone and I'll be the first to say they are pretty intimidating. The scariest thing about them is their hygein!
Big E- Yeah we gonna roast them! They smell like a head of cabbage that was left on the side of the highway here in Tampa!
Kofi- Yeah E, Cena already did the local thing.
E- NO I WAS BORN HERE!
Kofi- Alright, but who would wear outfits like this!
All- WHO?! WHO!? WHO!?
Woods- Yeah we got them good, let's wrap it up because New Day Rocks.
Kofi- Woah woah woah no we're gonna roast them all night!
Bray Wyatt- It's a new day yes it is. And praise be to the power of positivity. The masses line up for you because you tell them everything they want to hear. But that's the problem, yeah? It's rare that what they want to hear is what they need to hear. Go ahead and vilify me! Because Bray Wyatt's purpose on this Earth to tell you what you need to hear. The world is not rainbows and unicorns, this is a cruel world full of dangerous people. Remind me how the power of positivity can help a man who just lost is job, or put food on his tables.
Kofi- The power of positivity is not a lie it's a way of life.
Big E- It's a song, it's a movement, it flows through your body! Something you would no nothing about!
Bray- What about you Xavier? Do you agree with them? Because it seems to me you're a bit shook. Don't worry Woods, you can trust in me, Woods. Trust me.
Bray- He is fine Big E, we're just playing one of your little games. Except in this game there are no winners and losers, only malice and destruction. In the end, every tongue shall confess...New Day Falls.
Renee asks New Day if they think it’s a good idea to keep antagonizing The Wyatt Family. Kofi says it’s the best idea they’ve had since they decided to go see Finding Dory. Big E thinks it’s a good idea too but Woods just walks away.
AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose
Seth Rollins is on commentary. If AJ wins he’s in the WWE Championship match at Battleground.
Dean locks in a headlock takedown. Shoulder tackle from Ambrose and another side headlock. Styles fights out and hits chops then tries for the Styles Clash. Ambrose fights out and tries for the Dirty Deeds but Styles slides out. We head to commercial.
We are back and we see AJ hit a dropkick on Ambrose and lock in another chinlock. AJ puts Ambrose in the corner and hits some shots to the midsection. AJ locks in a submission on Ambrose's arm. AJ goes for a springboard move but Ambrose catches him and slams him down. Ambrose with chops and jabs and then some running clotheslines. Fisherman Suplex and a 2 count for Ambrose. Neckbreaker by Ambrose. 2 count. AJ tries for the Clash again but Ambrose reverses. AJ hits a reverse spinbuster and goes to the top rope. Ambrose runs up to stop Styles and hits a Superplex from double armhook Superplex! Ambrose with a clothesline but Styles puts Ambrose on his shoulders and hits a reverse F5. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Ambrose catches him and tries Dirty Deeds but AJ fights out. Styles hits the knees of Ambrose. AJ locks in the Calf Crusher on the bad leg! Ambrose crawls to the bottom rope and makes it! AJ charges at Ambrose but gets sent over the top rope and Dean follows it up with a suicide dive! Ambrose goes to the top rope and hits an elbow on AJ back in the ring. AJ hits the Pele Kick but Ambrose turns it into the lunatic clothesline! Gallows and Anderson come down and distract Ambrose. AJ hits a suplex but only gets 2. Cena runs down and takes out Gallows and Anderson. AJ is distracted and Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match Cena battles with the Club but the numbers are too much for him. In the ring, Ambrose gets hit with a pedigree from Rollins. Up on the stage, The Club hits Magic Killer on Cena. Rollins hits another Pedigree on Ambrose in the ring and holds up the WWE Championship.