WWE Raw Results (7/11/2016)
Monday, July 11th, 2016
From Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello one and all! Welcome back to Monday Night Raw here on Wrestling News World! I hope everyone is enjoying the website redesign, I know I'm loving it! For the cool kids in the crowd I hope everyone is enjoying Pokemon GO! For those who haven't heard Brock Lesnar won his fight at UFC 200 by unanimous decision. Big congrats to Brock on that. So now our next big stop is the WWE Draft!
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WWE Raw Results
Raw is kicking off with the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal
Miz cuts a heel promo before the match starts off to remind everyone he's awesome.
It's chaos to start with brawling everywhere! Aiden English is the first to get eliminated. Connor of the Ascension gets thrown out next. Darren Young is actually wrestling in this match and Bob Backlund is at ringside to support them. Curtis Axel gets eliminated by a team effort from The Dudley Boyz. The Usos try and eliminate the Dudleys. R-Truth is eliminated and Victor is eliminated by Baron Corbin! Jey Usos tries to throw out Jimmy Uso, but Jimmy hangs on. It's still nothing but love as Jey laughed it off. We head to break.
We return from break and Simon Gotch and Jey Uso were eliminated while we were away. Corbin and Ziggler are going at it. Goldust is thrown out by Alberto Del Rio. Bo Dallas is thrown out by Apollo Crews. Corbin pushes Jimmy Uso off the top rope and then Swagger is thrown out. Bubba Ray gets double teamed by Darren Young and Baron Cobin and then eliminated. Corbin then hits Young with the Deep Six. Del Rio takes out Corbin and Crews. Ziggler hits the fameasser on Del Rio. Ziggler throws ADR over the rope but he hangs on. Del Rio attacks the arm of Ziggler. Del Rio jumps at Ziggler and misses, going through the second rope. Ziggler kicks him off the side, thinking he was eliminated. Corbin throws Ziggler face first onto the turnbuckle. Del Rio back in hits a Pero kick on Crews. Del Rio charges at Crews and gets flipped over the ropes and eliminated! Ziggler clotheslines Corbin and both go over the top rope but land on the apron! Ziggler gets back in the ring but Corbin is still on the outside. Ziggler gets grabbed and thrown over the ropes by Corbin! Crews is right on Corbin but as he attacked they both threw each other over the top rope! That means we have a winner!
Winner and #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship: Darren Young
We see a promo for the New Day at the Wyatt compound, we'll see it later tonight.
Steph and Shane are bickering backstage in their office. Steph asks why Vince is coming and Shane pretty much calls her stupid. Seth walks in and says they should put their best face forward, his! He says he has exclusive footage of Roman Reigns that will be a big deal. Shane says it'll be great for the Ambrose Asylum, but Seth doesn't want to be on that show. He thinks tonight should be the first ever...Rollins Report! Steph says she likes the sound of that! It's on!
Zack Ryder confronts Rusev backstage. He says Rusev told him he needs to confront him face to face if he wants a match so that's what he's doing. Sheamus attacks Ryder from behind and tells Ryder he already has a match schedule, against Sheamus.
Sheamus vs. Zack Ryder
Ryder takes down Sheamus and is all right hands. Zack clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Sheamus throws Ryder into the barricade and then back into the ring. Zack hits a swinging baseball kick. Zack throws Sheamus in the ring and Sheamus tells him to relax and calm down. Ryder kicks him and then hits a series of forearms in the corner. Brooski boot gets interrupted when Sheamus hits a wicked clothesline. Sheamus misses with a tackle in the corner and hits the steel post which Ryder immediately follows up with a Broski boot! Sheamus hits a Broski Boot out of no where to pick up the win.
Rusev comes out to attack Ryder but Zack is up and fighting! Rusev hits a big bick and locks Zack in the Accolade! Rusev screams that he accepts Ryder's challenge for the United States Championship.
Breezedango vs. Lucha Dragons
Fandango and Sin Cara start and Fandango gets a good arm drag and then locks in a headlock. Sin Cara with a shoulder tackle. Hurricarana by Sin Cara and a tag to Tyler Breeze. Breeze flips Cara over the top rope but Cara hangs on and hits a big kick. Breeze slides out of danger and hits a kick of his own and tagging Fandango. Fandango beats down Sin Cara and tags Breeze. Breeze stomps away at Fandango and makes a tag back to Fandango. Headlock on Sin Cara who manages to fight out only to get shoved back in the Breezedango corner. Sin Cara with a springboard Moonsault to take out Fandango. Tag in both corners. Kalisto botches big on the second rope. Breeze covers and throws Kalisto into the ropes where he hits a springboard crossbody and then a huge spinning kick on Breeze then Fandango. Cara takes out Fandango to the outside. Breeze hits a nasty kick on Kalisto who is on the middle turnbuckle and then turns it into a nice powerbomb roll up combination for the win.
The Rollins Report
Rollins- Oh boy oh boy, I hope you guys are ready because I have a scoop for you! Take a hike Anderson Cooper and John Stewart, stay retired my friend. The newest, hottest investigator is here and his name is Seth Freaking Rollins. I have exclusive footage of a 1 on 1 sitdown interview with myself and Roman Reigns where I have the guts to ask the hard hitting questions no one else does. Detroit are you ready for this?! It's going to blow your mind! You guys want it, you guys asked for it! Here it is! The Rollins Report!
Rollins- Thanks for agreeing to do this.
Roman (it's clearly footage from another interview)- I've waiting for this for a long time.
Rollins- Let's get right down to it, are you disappointed the WWE Universe knows who you are now? A lying, cheating loser?
Roman- Not at all, I didn't get into this business with camouflage. I came in with my family, to be first place. I'm not trying to be second place.
Rollins- That's unbelievable, I thought you'd be embarrassed but you seem proud of what you did.
Roman- Yeah...I did it! I went all the way and it is what it is.
Rollins- Wow so brazen, do you really think you should still be in the triple threat at Battleground.
Rollins- Me either, would you do it all again.
Roman- As long as their is breath in my lungs in the morning, I'll keep going.
Rollins- Wow you really are a monster aren't you? Now that you've ruined your career I only have one question left for you. How do feel about your brother Dean Ambrose as WWE Champion.
Roman- The majority of me wants to just puke.
Rollins- Finally something we can agree on, thank you for your time and illuminating interview.
Back in the ring Seth- There you have it straight from the horses mouth! We need to take Roman OUT of the match at Battleground!
Dean Ambrose's music hits and he makes his way out to the ring.
Dean- That was good! I'm glad you finally decided to pull that giant stick out of your butt and have some fun.
Rollins- That's a joke to you, you know what's a joke to me? Your championship reign. You stole that title from me, that is my life! You know why you did it? Because you're a coward and you can't beat me for it 1 on 1. You tried to take that title from me 1 on 1 last year, you couldn't do it. No one could! You're afraid and now you won't give me the 1 on 1 rematch. You want to stick to the triple threat where you guys can gang up on me and then you can steal it from Roman. The triple threat won't be about you, me, and Roman. It'll be about who the best is, who the best member of the Shield is. I was the best during the Shield, I was the best after the Shield, and I'm going to prove it. Your little fairytale is about to end. I'm going to take back the title you stole at Money in the Bank, you got that!?
Dean- I like to have fun. I like to come out here and have a good time. You're damn right, I'm the WWE Champion, I'm on top of the world! I've proved a long time ago that I'm no throwaway, I'm not a utility player. No matter how many guys get suspended or chase fantasies in other sports, when the dust settles I'm the backbone of this company. I'm the king of this company and it's been that way for a long time and now the whole world knows it. So yeah, it's FUN! Now, Seth you've known me for a long time, you know exactly what kind of person I am. You know how many buckets of blood I've given, how many miles of crap I've crawled through to get here. So the question is, knowing what I've been through to get this, what do you think I'll do to keep it? (Seth looks scared.) So neither you nor Roman Reigns or John Cena, Vince McMahon or God himself can take this from me unless it's out of my cold dead hands. So you think a 1 on 1 match will change that? No! You come out here talking about what you deserve and what you're owed, you disgust me! You want a 1 on 1 match for the title, I say any time any place!
Seth- 1 on 1 for the WWE Championship?! I say Detroit is as good a place as any! But nah, we do this on my time! Next week!
We come back from commercial and get word that Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship WILL happen next week on Raw!
Sami Zayn is at commentary for Kevin Owens match. KO doesn't come out. He is shown backstage and says this is an unsafe work environment and he won't wrestle until Sami is removed from ringside. Steph walks up and tells the refs to remove Sami Zayn. The refs go out and Sami says this is ridiculous because he got clearance from Shane. He decides to get up and leave. As he's walking away Owens comes down the ramp and the two throw hands at each other. The refs pull them apart and KO continues to the ring.
A limo pulls up and it's Vince McMahon! Renee catches up with him and asks why he's here tonight. He says he is going to name COO of Smackdown Live! In fact, its bigger than COO, it'll be a commissioner of Smackdown! He's going to do it live tonight. When Renee asks if Shane and Steph know of his choice he tells her he hasn't told anyone, in fact he might change his mind on his way to the ring.
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Owens immediately hides in the ropes so Cesaro can't attack. KO locks in a headlock but Cesaro fights out of it and picks Owens up straight from the mat and hits a gutwrench suplex. Headlock from Cesaro, Owens fights it off and puts a headlock on of his own. Shoulder tackle from KO, but a hurricarana from Cesaro! Owens makes it to the ropes before Owens got caught in the ring. Owens rolls out of the ring but Cesaro hits a flip off the apron. Cesaro goes for a running uppercut but KO sidesteps it and sends Cesaro into the apron. Kevin breaks the 10 count and goes after Cesaro, rolling him back in the ring. Running senton from Owens. Cesaro with some strong shots but KO hits a knee to the gut. Cesaro blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Running Uppercut from Cesaro and he can't get the Uppercut train going because KO blocks it. KO knocks Cesaro off the apron and sends him into the barricade! We head to break.
We return and KO has a headlock in Cesaro, and then hits a WICKED neckbreaker! Clothesline from KO and then goes for the cannonball but Cesaro just moves out of the way! Cesaro with just a barrage of uppercuts! 2 count! Owens holds on to the top rope and then uses the ref distraction to hit a thumb to the eye of Cesaro. KO goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb but Cesaro leaps over Owens and hits a springboard spinning uppercut. KO rolls out but Cesaro slides out, grabs JBL's hat, and does a huge running uppercut. Back in the ring KO goes for a tornado DDT but Cesaro stops it with pure strength. Cesaro goes for a superplex but Owens slides out and under. KO gets Cesaro on his shoulders and hits a reverse F5 for the win!
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match Owens goes to the commentary table and says lots of guys are trying to be the best, but he doesn't even try and he is the best in the ring, on commentary--Sami Zayn flies over the barricade and attacks Owens. Owens runs into the ring to get out of the way but he runs right into the swing from Cesaro.
Titus O'Neil vs. Heath Slater w/Social Outcasts
Slater hits a big chop but it just pisses Titus off. Titus hits a chop of his own and it's nasty. Then another. Titus throws Heath across the ring. Heath gets his feet up just in time to knock down Titus as he charged. Heath stomps away at Titus. Heath calls for the Bo Train but he turns into a big kick from Titus. Heath tries a DDT and Titus just throws him across the ring. A WICKED clothesline from Titus to Heath. Heath tries a crossbody and gets caught and then dropped onto Titus' knee. Clash of the Titus to finish the match off.
Winner: Titus O'Neil
We see footage of New Day arriving at the Wyatt compound. It's a total rip off of Final Deletion, only better production value. They are fighting in a field with tons of quick cut camera angles. Bray swings an axe at Woods, when Woods ducks Bray slams Xavier's head against a tree several times and then carries his body off. He drops the body in front of Kofi and Big E. The get blindsided by Rowan and then beaten onto a truck. Woods comes out of no where with a trash can lid. The New Day actually manages to take control when lights everywhere begin to light up. There are dozens of men in Wyatt masks holding up lanterns. That's the end.
Gallows and Anderson w/ AJ Styles vs. Enzo and Cass
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! This 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!
Cass- Everyone is gunning for John Cena's spot. I am, Enzo is, and you are. The difference is if we're going to take his spot, if we're going to knock him off the mountain he's been on for over a decade, we're going to earn it. You guys come out and "beat up John Cena." You use the numbers 3 on 1.
Enzo- Know what it sounds like to me Cass?
Enzo- Chicken tenders!
Cass- So after John Cena, who do you go after next? Only a matter of time until you try to knock out me and Enzo. You're going to try to take food off our tables? Nah nah nah nah. So we decided to step up and join the fight.
AJ- Real cute story. Like I said earlier, John Cena isn't here tonight. You know why? Cause he don't care about you! So this is my final warning, turn and walk away. Once you step in here, they are going drop you where you stand!
Enzo- Walk away, the only place we are walking is into that ring right now.
Cass- We will prove that there is only one word to describe you and we're gonna spell it out for you! S-A-W-F-T! SAWWFFTTT!!!
We return from break and Enzo and Anderson are fighting. Anderson puts Enzo in the corner and whips him but Enzo can reverse and tries a pin for 2. Enzo with a headlock takedown. Tag to Gallows who hammers down Enzo. Tag to Anderson who does a headlock takedown. Enzo makes it over to his corner to tag Big Cass! Cass with a beatdown on Karl Anderson. Tag to Enzo who runs at Anderson and Cass throws him into Anderson. Anderson makes a blind tag to Gallows who runs in and hits a big kick. We head to break.
We return and Anderson and Enzo are battling. Big clothesline from Anderson. Karl puts Enzo in the corner and hits a unique kick. Tag to Gallows who hits a running clothesline in the corner. 2 count. Scoop slam by Gallows. He tries for another but Enzo slides out and knocks down Karl but can't make a tag. Gallows tries a corner clothesline but eats boots. Enzo tries the tag again but this time turns it into a DDT. Tag to Cass who takes out Gallows and Anderson! Empire elbow on Anderson who tagged in. Fallaway slam from Cass and a splash followed by a big boot! Tag to Enzo and theboom shakalaka! AJ breaks things up and the ref calls for the DQ. Cass is thrown into the crowd. All three members of The Club surround Enzo. Cena's music hits and John runs out to make the save! Cena, Enzo and Cass clear the ring!
Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke w/ Charlotte
Sasha hits a forearm at a charging Dana right away. Dana rolls out and stands next to Charlotte. Dana gets in and misses a clothesline and gets shoved into the corner. Sasha hits a nasty slap to the face of Dana. Dana rolls out again. Sasha hits the knees to the chest of Dana when she gets back in the ring. Dana hits a high knee and then gets Sasha caught up in the ropes. Dana attacks and sends Sasha to the floor. Charlotte taunts Sasha as we head to commercial.
We return and Dana has a submission on the neck of Sasha Banks. Sasha fights out but gets hit with a sidewalk slam. Dana does a handstand and uses her feet to choke Sasha. Dana shoulders the guts of Banks and then hits a modified splash on the mat. Headlock by Dana. Shoulder tackle from Dana but then she runs into boots from Sasha. Sasha with dropkicks to build momentum! Sasha hangs Dana in the middle ropes and hits knees to the ribs. Sasha gets kicked in the midsection but Sasha reverses a throw and Dana lands face first in the turnbuckle. Sasha crossbody from the top rope! 2 count! Dana hits a clothesline and taunts Sasha! Sasha gets behind Dana and hits the Banks Statement! Dana taps out!
Winner via tap out: Sasha Banks
Charlotte- Congratulations Sasha, you think because you won one match you deserve a shot at my title. Anyone can win the lottery, that doesn't mean they're deserving. Why don't you face Dana this Thursday on Smackdown, and MAYBE I'll consider letting you near my championship. Or are you just empty hype?
Shane comes out first and makes his way to the ring. Stephanie is next to make her way out. Vince is the final McMahon to make his way out.
Vince- First I have to say you guys have been doing a pretty fair job, I never thought I'd see you guys co-opporate so well. I'm a little disappointed, it's as if neither one of you came from my loins. Steph, who is this sweet little girl who gets along with her brother and you're passive aggressive.
Steph- What?! Ask these people if I'm sweet!
Vince- Shane you shouldn't even be here you lost your match at WrestleMania. Where is the Shane who leaped off the Hell in the Cell. I figured you'd have slit each others throats or stabbed each other in the back. One of you needs to convince me to be in charge of Smackdown live.
Steph- I don't need to read you my resume. We launched the WWE network, we had the biggest WrestleMania in history, we have record profits. You want us to take the gloves off? Ok. I was watch Shane when he was on Mic Foley's podcast. You know what he said when asked why he abandoned the family for 7 years? Because you didn't pat him on the back enough. That he knew more about the business than you did, and that the old man is having trouble letting go to the new generation. And that's just on the podcast!
Vince- You make some good points Steph. Your turn Shane.
Shane- First off, I returned to WWE 5 months ago, and I returned in this very ring, in this very arena, here in Detroit! I return to an ovation that both humbled me and rocked me to my core. Let's get down to why I should run Smackdown live, it wasn't just my return it was that I represented change. It would be change that I would bring to Smackdown. I'd change all the rule, all the glass ceilings because it was choking the life out of the business. Here's another reason, because I am the only one, and deep down in your guts you respect that I'm the only one in this business and walking planet Earth what's on my mind without kissing your ass. Change is difficult is in the power of your hands, tonight you could make history and change is what is so needed her in WWE. So Chairman if you still have the grapefruits pick me so we can help change WWE. For those that wants to keep how things are done cheer for Stephanie, if you want change let's here it for Shane O'Mac!
Vince- Quite frankly I could care less what these people think, that's no way to run a business. One of you needs to run Smackdown live. Let me get a drumroll. The new commissioner of Smackdown live...Shane McMahon! *Shane celebrates* Hang on, I don't mean to kill the celebration but I am also relieving you of your duties on Raw. So the commissioner of Monday Night Raw, the 3 hour show, the flagship show, is Stephanie! I want you to really two to compete! This is a competition and the winner might get the keys to the kingdom one day. So you are going to need General Managers. You can't do this without one, so next week you will select one for Raw and one for Smackdown. If you don't I'll pick one for you! Let the game begin!
Steph- Shane, my whole life I've had to work twice as hard for half the recognition. You've always made me feel like nothing and I'm going to turn the tables on you. You'll know exactly what that feels like when I bury you and bury Smackdown!
Shane- You're spewing a lot of venom Steph, but I know you. You're doing it not because you're confident but because you're scared. You've seen how this game plays out, it's been like this our whole lives, you're going to lose the game.
Steph- There's only one game in the WWE and I'm married to him. *Steph smacks Shane hard*