WWE Raw Results (7/4/16)
Monday, Fourth of July 2016
From Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello friends and happy Fourth of July to those Americans reading! Or as I call it, the original Brexit! We are just about two weeks away from the draft, so what does WWE have in store for us!? Stay tuned to find out! My name is Zack Krasney and I'll be your host as always!
Question of the Week: After the draft who would you make the champion of Raw and who would you make as the champion of Smackdown?
Monday Night Raw
We kick off Raw with what appears to be an indoor BBQ. It breaks down into a food fight pretty quickly. Things die down when Heath Slater gets chokeslammed through a table by Kane and Big Show. Kevin Owens had been hiding under a table and didn't get dirty at all, but then gets hit with a pie to the face.
Lillian sings the national anthem to get the live show going.
Rusev vs. Titus O'Neil
Titus hits a big slam on Rusev. Titus is wearing Uncle Sam gear for this one. Titus throws Rusev across the ring. Chops from Titus and another big toss. Rusev is able to hit a modified German Suplex to throw Titus out of the ring. On the outside Rusev throws Titus into the stairs as the ref counts. Titus rolls in right at 9. Dropkick by Rusev and a pin attempt. Titus kicks out and Rusev locks in a headlock. Titus breaks out and they exchange right hands. Titus with a huge shoulder tackle and a splash in the corner. Titus picks up Rusev, but Rusev slides out. Rusev runs right into a slam. Titus hits Clash of the Titus! 1-2-NO! Rusev kicks out! Titus goes after Rusev in the corner but the ref holds him back. Rusev uses that to his advantage and hits a huge kick to the side of the head and then a second. Rusev locks in the Accolade! Titus is trying to fight out but ends up tapping.
The bell rings and Rusev locks in the Accolade again and then grabs a mic and chants USA mockingly.
Social Outcasts come out dressed as minutemen.
Bo- We are dressed as minutemen from the revolutionary war because---*Enzo and Cass cut them off*
Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore and I am 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! Bada Boom realist guys in the room! How you doin!? Now it is the 4th of July eh? SO it's only right that me and Cass give you a little star spangled banter, I mean after all we're stars. We came to rain on your parade pal. This isn't a debate you're about to get presidentally dissed.
Cass- How you doin
Cass- How you doin
Cass- How you doin
Enzo- *lists every single president in order* They'd all be insulted if they were looking at what I'm looking at?
Cass- That was really impressive. I had a whole Paul Revere thing planned but I'm just gonna say Social Outcasts, there's only ONE WORD to describe you! S-A-W-F-T! SAWWFFTT!!!
Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel vs. Enzo and Cass
Bo and Enzo start things off and Enzo throws some strong shots. Tag made to Axel who takes control and drops a big knee. Tag to Cass who takes down Bo and hits the Empire Elbow. Big Boot to Bo and a tag to Enzo. Boomshakalaka for the win!
Winners: Enzo and Cass
Charlotte and Dana Brooke are in the ring
Charlotte- Woo! Shhh. Jealousy is the strongest human emotion, now my entire life everyone around me has been jealous because I become the very best at everything I do. The proof is around my waist. There is no one more jealous of me than Sasha Banks. It must eat her alive that I'm leading the division and all she gets is fans chanting we want Sasha. That's jealousy. News flash chants don't pay the bills, championships do. All of you are looking at greatness. Sasha is just all hype.
Sasha's music hits and she joins them.
Sasha- Jealousy? You may be champion but you'll never be me.
Charlotte- First of all I don't want to be you, sweetheart. You may be fooling these people but you can't fool me.
Sasha- You have accomplished everything except you've never beaten me. Charlotte if it weren't for your daddy at WrestleMania that title would be mine. When we step into this ring 1 on 1 I will dominate you.
Charlotte- Dominate? You're not even in the conversation.
Sasha- No I AM the conversation.
Charlotte- Oh how could I have forgot, you're the boss. Except I've been champion almost the whole time since we've debuted so I'm the legit boss. You didn't like that did ya?
Sasha- A boss fights for what she believes in and doesn't have it handed to her. A boss is her own person, not a watered down version of her daddy. This boss is telling you right here right now, your reign as champion is over.
Dana tries a cheap shot but Sasha ducks it, but Charlotte hits a cheap shot while Sasha is distracted. Charlotte taunts Sasha but Sasha jumps up and hits the Banks Statement. Dana has to pull Charlotte to safety.
Miz w/Maryse vs. Dean Ambrose
Miz- When my hand goes up your mouth goes shut. After that food fight, I am not in the mood, my suit cost more than you people make in a year. I want to dedicate my match to my sexy, beautiful, French-Canadian wife. Give me a kiss! *Ambrose's music cuts them off*
Miz hits a shoulder tackle but Ambrose hits a hip toss and a slam. Ambrose with chops to Miz. Ambrose clotheslines Miz over the top rope and springboards himself over the top rope onto Miz. Miz slammed into the barricade. Miz plants Ambrose onto the barricade and then knocks him over it into the timekeeper area as we head to break.
We return and Miz is in control of the match but Ambrose reverses a suplex into a pinfall. Ambrose hits a clothesline but Ambrose gets caught in Figure 4 from Miz! Ambrose fighting to get to the ropes and makes it! Miz stomps away at Ambrose. Miz goes for a neckbreaker but Ambrose reverses with a clothesline! Miz tries to come off the top rope but Ambrose hits a kick to the gut and rolls up Miz for 2. Ambrose with the lunatic clothesline! Miz rolls out of the ring but Ambrose is right on him with a suicide dive! Back in the ring Miz hits a boot to the face of Ambrose to buy himself some time. Miz misses with another kick and Ambrose connects with Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winner: Dirty Deeds
Seth Rollins' music hits and he comes out as Ambrose is leaving. Ambrose pats Rollins on the backside and tells him good luck in his match. Ambrose gets to the top of the ramp and decides to run back down. Ambrose sprints down and slide into the ring, Rollins is ready for a brawl. Ambrose stands up and then walks through the ring to the back, rolls out, and joins the Spanish commentary team.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
Ziggler and Rollins test each other out and Ziggler gets a quick roll up for 2. Dolph takes down Seth and tries another roll up. Seth rolls out of the ring to blow off some steam. Rollins rolls back in and fights back with some right hands. Dropkick by Dolph and Seth rolls out of the ring to avoid a Superkick. Dolph goes to the top but Rollins hits an enziguri to knock Ziggler off the top rope. We head to commercial.
We return and Rollins is in control and heading to the top rope. Ziggler runs up and turns it into a super DDT. 2 count for Ziggler. Rollins goes for a corner powerbomb but Ziggler reverses and hits 2 big clotheslines and a huge splash. Swinging neckbreaker by Dolph and a standing elbow drop for 2. Ziggler signals the Superkick but Seth counters and goes for a kick to the head but gets rolled up. Seth kicks out and hits a kick to the head of Ziggler. 2 count for Seth! Seth goes for the springboard flying knee but misses, fireman's carry by Dolph and a Superkick! 2 count for Dolph! So close! Ziggler goes for the ZigZag but Rollins grabs the ropes to avoid it and then hits the Pedigree for the win!
Winner: Seth Rollins
Seth stands up on the spanish announce table
Seth- That's how it's done right there baby! Unlike the guy, the man leaves no doubt who the very best is, day in and day out I work harder than any of you could possible imagine. I will not have Roman Reigns or Dean Ambrose tarnish my legacy. Roman's career is a joke and he needs to be taken out of the Triple Threat so I can have my rightful 1 on 1 match. The worst part is he's supposed to be a role model. You all are just like him! You cut corners and cheat! None of you have worked a day in your lives! You stole that title! It's my life! You stole my life! This time I'm gonna beat you and Roman and take back my title!
Dean gets up on the other announce table- I mean...nah. You can just have it right now.
Dean throws it to Seth then attacks him as Seth catches the belt. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on the announce table!
We get a new vignette from the Wyatt Family from the creepy barn that they original filmed their vignettes in. The Wyatts invite New Day there and talk about how the power of positivity is a lie, but fear is real.
There's a video package for Baron Corbin. Looks like they might be going back to the drawing board with trying to hype him up.
EXCUSE ME!!! EXCUSE ME!!!
Vickie Guerrero comes out!- WWE universe I am here because I'm a former Smackdown General Manager. Smackdown is in need of a new COO. While Shane and Stephanie run Raw, Smackdown needs a woman like me. Not a people pleasing idiot like Teddy Long, a monster like Kane, or a corporate studge like Johnny Ace. So I am submitting my name as Smackdown Live's COO! So WWE Universe make your voice heard! Let the world know that you want Vickie to run Smackdown! #VickieRunsSmackdownLive *Security comes out to escort her out*
Big Show fires up Team USA before their match with a good ole fashioned USA pep talk.
Vickie is being hauled off and they pass Dolph Ziggler. She begs Dolph to tell them she was invited by Shane and Steph. He says he's never seen her before in his life.
Golden Truth vs. The Vaudevillains
BreezeDango at ringside
We start and Truth hits a big kick on Gotch. Both teams make a tag and Goldust takes down English. Gotch off the top rope gets planted! Truth attacks English in the corner and hits a power slam. Truth sent out of the ring by Gotch, then Gotch by Goldust. Tag to Truth and he and Goldust hit Solid Gold for the win.
Winners: Golden Truth
In Ring Segment
John Cena comes out to a pretty positive reaction!
Cena- This is what I'm talking about, when I came out I thought you might be disappointed because you're not as fired up as usual! Are we going to have some excitement here tonight! I don't know, sounds like you guys might still be disappointed. This is what I'm talking about! People chose a side, either on mine or on AJ Styles. Those who support AJ have been waiting 15 years for him to get his shot! Then this happened, we were all disappointed because in the moment of truth AJ failed to stand on his own two feet. Instead, AJ leaned on The Club. In my heart, I wanted to find out who the better man was even if it wasn't me. In the back of my mind, I knew you fight one, you fight them all. Now they've changed their strategy, no matter what match I fight I have to worry about The Club. Today is a day all American's look forward to, but now I'm just looking over my shoulder. I'm going to send a message of my own to the Club. You want some, come get some!
AJ Styles and the Club come out.
AJ- Come on man. I expected you to do something patriotic, but you're just being pathetic. You're whining about a setback. Things don't go your way so they're unfair right John? Let's talk about unfair. Tokyo last week was supposed to be a return for the Club but what do we see? John Cena's face all over the poster. John, you found out pretty quick that we run Tokyo! Soon, John, we will run the WWE, but that can't happen till we go through you! I found out pretty quick that the powers be love John Cena. They can't get over that I beat you at Money in the Bank. I don't think you're over it John. I know at any time you can break out that shovel and try to bury me. These guys are my insurance policy. I think they enjoy beating you up almost as much as I do. Here's the great thing about it, we found out last week that no WWE superstar is coming to help you. You've got nobody. Know why John? Because it's YOU! You've put yourself on an island that no one can relate to. You know who they relate to? The Club. I would imagine most WWE superstars would want to be in our position, beating you up. Here's the thing, The Club are the only ones with big enough balls to get it done. So John, every week you come here, we're going to beat you up. I mean come on, what's more fun than beating up John Cena week after week after week after week. Sooner or later it's Labor day. What are you gonna do for Labor Day Karl?
Karl- Thanks for asking, I'm gonna beat up John Cena.
AJ- What are you gonna do for Halloween Luke?
Gallows- I'm gonna beat up John Cena after dressing up!
AJ- What are you gonna do for Christmas Karl?
Karl- I'm gonna wrap presents for my kids with my hot Asian wife, then I'm gonna beat up John Cena!
AJ- Hey it's 4th of July! Why don't we beat up John Cena!
The Club walks down to the ring and then beat up John Cena. The assault continues when Enzo and Cass' music hits and Cena gets some back-up! Enzo, Cass and Cena clear the ring and stand tall.
Becky Lynch vs. Summer Rae
Summer slaps Becky to start and Becky hits a kick on Summer. Summer takes down Becky and stomps the ribs. Summer chokes Becky with the ropes. Summer puts Becky in the corner and uses her legs to choke Becky. Spinning kick from Summer and a headlock. Summer slams Becky's head to the mat when she tries to fight out. Summer tries for a suplex and completely botches it and drops Becky on her neck. Summer going for it again and Becky counters it into a roll up. Becky with a clothesline and a running kick. Running forearm and Bexploder suplex! Summer with a missed kick and Becky locks in the Disarmer for the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch by tap out
The "foreigners" team are getting hyped up as well. There seems to be some division between the faces and the heels on the team.
AAWWWWWMMMERRRIICAAAAAA!!! DON'T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR TWO TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS AND FEEL THE POWAAAA!!!!
Kofi- Now a lot of people think the Wyatt Family are some no style having, none grooming, you sure got a pretty mouth hilbilies.
E- Rumors have it the Wyatts don't stray from the family tree. They keep it Archie Bunker, all in the family.
Kofi- We would never spread those rumors, we like the Wyatts. And they like us! Why else would they invite us to their house.
E- We're going to bring them a big ole bowl of Booooooty-O's
Wyatts cut a promo about light vs. dark, positivity against fear. Bray says they can come to his world and they laugh, but this is a challenge. How far are they willing to go to fight for what they believe in. Lest they forget, they started this but The Wyatts will end it. They'll be waiting.
Kofi- So the Wyatts really want us to go to their compound. Someone tell Tarzan Wyatt we accept!
E- We're going to spray positivity all over! From the windows to the walls!
Woods- I love the both of you like family, but I fail to see how you don't get it. They've invited us to his compound and you just go and accept. They've got the advantage on their own turf. If you don't see the threat Bray Wyatt is to us then I don't think The New Day can survive. *Xavier walks out and leaves Kofi and Big E behind*
16-Man Tag Team Elimination Match
Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Lucha Dragons, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Chris Jericho, and Sheamus vs. Big Show, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Apollo Crews, Zack Ryder, The Dudley Boyz, and Kane
Kevin Owens and Ryder start this off. KO is fired up! He takes Ryder down easy and beats him down. Tag to D-Von and Sin Cara. Cara with a springboard crossbody and then springboard back elbow. Moonsault from Cara off the second rope. Blind tag to Bubba Ray and they hit the 3D.
Sin Cara has been Eliminated
Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick on Bubba Ray and Kalisto tags in for the pin.
Bubba Ray has been eliminated.
We head to break.
We return and it's Cesaro and D-Von in the ring. Cesaro with an uppercut and goes for the swing! 10 rotations and steps through to the sharpshooter! D-Von taps!
D-Von is eliminated
Swagger gets in and both men do the "We the People!" Swagger with a take down but Cesaro picks Cesaro up straight off the ground. Swagger gets the Ankle Lock in but Cesaro gets out of it. Cesaro is tagged out. We get Jericho in. Jericho goes for the Walls but it's reversed. Jericho to the top rope but gets caught and hit with a Belly to Belly. Big Splash from Jack and a Swagger bomb but it's reversed with a Code Breaker!
Jack Swagger is eliminated
Kane gets caught in a chokeslam. All of Team Foreigners run in and then so does Team USA. We head to break.
We return and Alberto and Crews are in the ring. Crews gets hit with the Backstabber but Del Rio only gets 2. Del Rio off the top rope eats a dropkick mid-air from Crews! Crews tags Mark Henry. Clotheslines from Mark. Del Rio with a kick to the gut and a tag to Kalisto. Kalisto springboard but gets caught and hit with a Worlds Strongest Slam.
Kalisto is eliminated
Henry turns around into a Pop Up Powerbomb from KO!
Mark Henry is Eliminated
Ryder runs in with a forearm but KO takes control with a slam and a running senton. KO throws Ryder into Sami Zayn, Zayn runs in and goes at it with KO. Technically Zayn tagged in and KO gets thrown out of the ring. KO runs back in and hits Zayn with a chair. The ref DQs Owens.
Kevin Owens has been eliminated
Owens attacks Kane with a chair since he's been eliminated. Kane takes the chair and attacks KO, Kane gets eliminated too.
Kane is eliminated
Kane hits a chokeslam on Zayn. Crews runs over and hits a standing moonsault on Zayn.
Zayn is eliminated
Sheamus runs in and hits a Brogue Kick on Apollo.
Apollo is eliminated
Ryder gets in and gets suplexed by Sheamus. Tag to Jericho. Jericho taunt Zack and then starts hammering away at him. Tag to Sheamus who hits a right hand and tags Del Rio. Del Rio with a big kick to Ryder then a clothesline and DDT. Tag to Jericho. They won't tag Cesaro so he tags himself in. Jericho shoves Cesaro so Cesaro hits an uppercut on him and then ADR and Sheamus. Uppercut train on his own teammates! Uppercut on Ryder. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Ryder counters into a pin!
Cesaro is eliminated!
Jericho attacks and tags Sheamus. Sheamus with an uppercut of his own on Ryder. Ryder counters a suplex into a neckbreaker! Ryder makes the tag to Big Show! Show takes out Jericho, ADR and Sheamus. Knockout Punch on Jericho!
Jericho is eliminated
Del Rio chops the knee of Big Show but gets caught in the chokeslam!
Alberto Del Rio is eliminated
Sheamus realizes he's alone. He gets out of the ring but Big Show pulls him in by the mohawk. Big Show smacks the chest of Sheamus. Splash from Big Show in the corner. Sheamus kicks the knee of Big Show. Ryder tags himself in and hits a forearm on Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus slams Ryder but can only get a 2 count. Sheamus goes for a cheapshot on Big Show but gets caught and thrown into the Rough Ryder! Ryder pins Sheamus for the win!
Winners: Team USA