WWE Raw Results (5/9/16)
Monday, May 9th, 2016
From CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello one and all and welcome back to WNW's Live Coverage of Monday Night Raw! I'm hoping everyone is doing well! Tonight we are on the road to Extreme Rules. We've seen a bit of an attitude change in Roman Reigns lately, it's almost like he needs an...attitude adjustment. (Ha! See what I did there? I'm so funny!) Will we see a full blown heel turn? Let's find out together.
Question of the week: Should WWE blow off the AJ/Roman Reigns feud at Extreme Rules or should it become a best of 3 PPV feud?
Monday Night Raw
Looks like this week is going to kick off with the first ever Undisputed WWE Champion, Chris Jericho!
Chris- Shut your mouth and listen to me, my guest on the highlight reel was supposed to be Dean Ambrose, but he's not here because of me. He suffered whiplash, a bulging disc because of me. He's not gonna be here tonight and in the WWE possibly for a while because of me. I've got the next best thing right here, the remains of Mitch the potted plant. The similarities between the two are uncanny. Ambrose came here to entertain you fans but like Mitch underestimated the unstoppable force that is Chris Jericho. Like Mitch, Dean Ambrose is broke and beaten. You know what the worst thing is? I seriously injure Dean Ambrose and what do you barbarians do? You tweet about Mitch. Isn't it fun! To talk about Mitch. Dean Ambrose was in the hospital screaming in pain, it's not funny! You like Mitch because he's more interesting than Ambrose, he has more worth to the WWE. I could glue him together and sell him for 12 bucks and he'd be worth more. I understand why you relate to Ambrose because he's a loser just like you. He's a slob, an everyman just like you. I can't relate to that because I'm a legend, the superstar of superstars, the Haley's Comet of WWE. You can talk about the new era but I know what you really want, I'm going to give you what you crave, the gift of Jericho. Drink it in, man. Furthermore--
Jericho is cut off by Enzo and Cass' music. Big Cass comes out alone as Enzo is still recovering.
Cass- This is the gift of Jericho, if you ever hand me this as a gift you better give me the receipt so I can return it. How you doin'? I know exactly who you are, one of the greatest of all time. I don't think you know what the new era is all about. We have arrived isn't a statement, it's a warning. I have arrived! Right now you're standing in MY way. You better get OUT of my way or I will run through you.
Jericho- Really? You're gonna run through me? Why don't you run to the hospital to check on your buddy Enzo? I hear he's in the same room as Dean Ambrose.
Cass- We don't run in the new era Chris, we stand and fight.
Jericho- Have you forgotten I am the best in --Big Cass puts his hand over the mic and lowers it--
Cass- You might be the best at what you do, but I'm 7 foot tall and you can't teach that.
Jericho- You wanna fight?! You wanna fight!? *Jericho takes off his jacket but then walks away*
Cass- That proves that there is just ONE WORD to describe you and I'm gonna SPELL IT OUT! S-A-W-F-T! SAAAWFFFTTT!!
Jericho runs back at Cass but eats a big boot from Cass.
Jericho walks up to Stephanie and complains about the lack of respect from the new era. Jericho says Steph is the smart McMahon, so she and he need to stop the new era together. Steph says it is Shane's fault but here's the problem he's doing everything right. If Jericho wants to stop the new era he can do it tonight when he faces the 7 foot tall Big Cass. She tells Jericho to never try to drive a wedge between her and Shane ...again.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Ziggler gets behind Corbin, but Corbin backs him in the corner and attacks with elbows until Dolph releases. Corbin shoves Ziggler and talks smack but Dolph fights back and sends Corbin outside the ring. Ziggler tries to follow but eats a big knee. Dolph sends Corbin over the barricade and gets back in the ring as we go to commercial.
We return and Ziggler is fighting out of a chinlock. Ziggler hits a running clothesline and another. Big splash in the corner and into a neckbreaker from Ziggler. Standing elbow drop from Dolph but he is sent into the corner face first and then Corbin follows it with a shot to the back of the head. Ziggler plays possum and hits a fameasser! Only a 2 count. Ziggler runs into a HUGE deep 6. Ziggler barely kicks out before the 3 count. Ziggler tries to roll up Corbin but only gets 2. Ziggler gets dropped into the top turnbuckle and hit with End of Days for the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Charlotte and Ric join Shane backstage. Ric congratulates Shane on his match at WrestleMania and getting to run Raw. Charlotte says she doesn't think it was fair for Steph to ban Ric from ringside. Shane says Stephanie's decision to ban Ric at Extreme Rules and adds that Ric will be banned from Charlotte's match tonight, too.
Jojo is with AJ, Gallows and Anderson. AJ says last week he was powerbombed through a table. He had the chance to obliterate Roman with a steel chair and look how he was repaid. He missed his chance, but he won't go easy next chance he gets. He said in the past he doesn't need his friends to help him win, but tonight is a tag team match and the club is back!
Fandango vs. R-Truth
They lock up and Truth eats a shoulder tackle. Fandango goes for a punch but Truth dances to stop him. Truth puts Fandango in the corner and punches away at Fandango but gets dumped out of the ring. Fandango goes out and rolls Truth back in. Fandango locks a chinlock in. Truth fights out but gets hit with a big dropkick. Fandango dances and Goldust gets on the ring side and dances, too. Breeze gets up on the side, too, and Truth uses the distraction to roll up Fandango for the win.
Kevin Owens, Miz, Maryse and Cesaro are backstage are arguing all at the same time to Steph and Shane. Miz is complaining about the Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship. Sami Zayn walks in and says he's right, it should be a fatal four way. He says that everyone saw how the fans reacted when he held up the Intercontinental Championship last week. Shane and Steph tell Sami that's true, but the new era is about earning things. Sami says that is fine and he's willing to face the Miz 1 on 1. If he wins, he's in and if he loses he'll gladly walk away. Steph is sold and makes the match.
Paige vs. Charlotte. Ric Flair is banned.
Lock up to start and Charlotte puts Paige in the corner but Paige reverses out of the corner and locks Charlotte up in a submission. Charlotte fights out and flips Paige onto the apron. Paige hits a superkick to the face of Charlotte and then mocks Ric Flair's dance. Charlotte runs from Paige, in and out of the ring. Charlotte stops and blasts Paige outside the ring. Back in the ring Charlotte stomps away at the midsection of Paige. Paige runs out of the corner but she runs straight into a big boot. Paige fights her way back and hits a high running knee and follows it up with a running knee to the face! Charlotte kicks out at two. Huge kick from Paige sends Charlotte crashing to the mat. Charlotte goes to the top but Paige fights her down to a seated position. Headbutts from Paige and a Superplex! Paige tries a roll-up but Charlotte counters it. 2 count. Paige tries for the PTO but Charlotte gets to the bottom rope before it gets locked in. Paige gets sent face first into the middle turnbuckle and Charlotte goes for the pin with her feet on the ropes but Natalya hops up on the ropes to distract the ref. Ric Flair runs down to the ring and Shane McMahon's music hits and he shakes his finger "no" and brings out a bunch of referees. The do their best to get Ric to the back. The distraction allows Paige to roll up Charlotte for the win!
Sami Zayn vs. The Miz w/Maryse
Miz gets behind Sami but Sami reverses. Snapmare by Sami and a headlock on Miz. Sami sends Miz to the outside and goes for a move over the top rope but Miz pulls Maryse in front of him at the last second and Sami decides not to jump. He goes to the outside but Miz whips him at the barricade. Sami jumps up onto the barricade and hits a moonsault! Sami throws Miz into the barricade. Sami does it again. Maryse shouts at Sami as we head to break.
We return and Sami chops the chest of Miz and then slams his head into the turnbuckle, twice! Sami gets up and hits 5 right hands to Miz's head. Miz sends Sami over the ropes and crashing into the stairs below. Sami makes it back in at 9 but Miz immediately hits a huge kick to the face of Sami. Miz aggressively stomps the face of Zayn and then goes to the top rope to hit an axe handle. Miz goes for the SCF but Sami fights out. Miz hits a DDT and goes for the pin but only gets 2. Miz goes for the FIgure 4 but Sami counters into Michinoku Driver. Miz kicks out at two and locks in the Figure 4! Sami struggles to the bottom rope and barely gets it! Miz kicks the knee of Sami Zayn. Miz pins Sami using the ropes and the ref catches it! The Miz argues with the ref and then runs at Sami but gets caught in an exploder suplex into the corner! Sami hits the Helluva Kick on Miz and gets the pin!
Winner: Sami Zayn
Renee Young is with Becky Lynch. She asks her about the thumb to the eye that Emma used to win last week. Becky says that it was no accident and a pathetic way to win a match. Emma walks up and says she shouldn't worry about her eyes, and maybe she should grow some in the back of her head. Dana Brooke blasts Becky from behind and they double team attack her.
WWE airs a vignette for Bob Backlund as Darren Young's life coach.
Zack Ryder is backstage talking to Shane McMahon talking about how close he came to winning the United States battle royal last week when Kevin Owens comes in. Kevin tells Shane this new era sounds like it's more about handing title opportunities to those who come whine in Shane's office. Zack tells Kevin he beat Owens at WrestleMania for his title and that HE should be in the fatal four way, not Kevin. Kevin insults Ryder and asks why he even exists. Shane says that Ryder has a good point, so tonight Kevin will face Zack and if Zack wins, he's in the fatal four way and Owens is out.
Sin Cara w/Kalisto vs. Rusev w/ Lana
Rusev puts Cara in the corner and knees the midsection. Rusev with a gutwrench suplex with ease. Rusev hits another gutwrench. Rusev grabs the midsection of Sin Cara and locks in a bear hug. Rusev hits a massive fallaway slam and then stares down Kalisto. Rusev whips Cara in the corner but Sin Cara gets his feet up and hits a tornado DDT. Cara kicks the legs of Rusev and then hits a springboard elbow. Rusev catches Sin Cara, but Sin Cara slides out Rusev's grasp and hits a springboard moonsault. Rusev rolls out and Sin Cara goes after him and rolls Rusev back in the ring. As Sin Cara is getting back in Rusev hits a Superkick. Kalisto gets up on the side and distracts Rusev, then Lana gets up on the opposite side, Rusev charges at Kalisto who hits a kick to the face of Rusev and allows Sin Cara to roll him up for the win!
Winner: Sin Cara
Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. The Bullet Club in an Elimination match
Anderson hammers away at Jey Uso to start things off. Anderson eats a dropkick and then a tag to Roman is made. Roman whips Jey into Anderson, then Jimmy, then they whip Anderson into a Roman clothesline. Jimmy tags in but gets whipped into the corner and a tag is made to Gallows who attacks Jimmy and tags AJ who also attacks then tags Anderson again. Anderson hammers away with right hands. Tag to Jey who knocks AJ and Gallows down and hits a scoop powerslam on Karl. Jey goes for a Samoan drop but Anderson rolls out of it and pushes Jey into a strong right hand from Gallows on the outside. Karl rolls up Jey for the elimination.
Jey is eliminated
AJ Styles and Roman Reigns stare down but then Gallows tags in. Reigns unleashes on Gallows and then knocks down Anderson and Styles with a Superman Punch. Tag to Jimmy Uso who hits a high crossbody. Jimmy hits the reverse splash in the corner. Karl Anderson tags in but gets rolled up and eliminated.
Karl Anderson is eliminated
During the break AJ styles hit a Phenomenal Forearm to eliminate Jimmy Uso.
Jimmy Uso is eliminated
Gallows and Roman battle in the ring. Roman unleashes right hands on Gallows but Gallows sends some at Reigns, too. Roman hits a Superman Punch and eliminates Gallows.
Luke Gallows is eliminated
AJ is on Roman the instant the ref counted 3 and unleashes on him. AJ pounds away at Roman and hits a Pele kick. Roman rolls out of the ring, AJ launches himself over the ropes and onto Roman. AJ clears off the announce table but Roman throws AJ into the apron and throws him over the announce table. Roman goes after AJ but gets blasted from behind with a steel chair from Anderson. The Usos run out for the save and they battle Anderson and Gallows but The Usos get disposed of quickly. Anderson and Gallows turn around and both men get a spear from Roman. AJ runs in and hits a big kick on Roman. AJ sets up Roman for the Styles Clash on a chair. Roman flips AJ over the top rope but AJ lands on the apron. They stare down as Roman signals he doesn't need the chair. Roman picks up the chair and drops it in front of AJ Styles. AJ slides the chair back to Roman and as he goes to pick it up Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Roman ducks it. AJ slides out of the ring.
Zack Ryder vs. Kevin Owens winner goes on to the Intercontinental Championship Fatal Four Way at Extreme Rules
Lock up to start and Ryder gets behind Owens who hits an elbow to get out of it. Side headlock from Owens. Owens puts Ryder down and hits a running senton. Owens throws Ryder out of the ring and tries to do the Powerbomb to the side of the ring, but Ryder is able to reverse it. Ryder rolls Owens back in but gets tackled into the corner as he gets in. Ryder gets his knees up but Owens is able to club Ryder in the back of the head. Owens goes for a Powerbomb but gets reversed. Owens puts Ryder in the corner for the cannonball but Ryder moves and Ryder goes for the Broski boot, but Owens rolls out of the ring before it hits. Ryder attacks Owens on the outside and rolls him back in. Ryder goes to the top rope and drops the Elbro drop. Ryder signals the Rough Ryder but Owens sends Ryder over him into the ropes and hits a Superkick. Owens hits a quick Pop Up Powerbomb for the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Renee Young asks Big Cass about his match tonight. He dedicates the match to his partner Enzo Amore. Badaboom, he'll be the only one left standing in the room. How you doin'?
AWWWWWWWWW OMAHAAAAA DON'T YOU DARE BE SOUR!!!
Kofi- In 2 weeks the New Day will take on The Vaudevillians.
Woods- Isn't it the Voud Villains?
Big E- The Vaudvill Villains.
Kofi- The Vaudevillains in a match for our WWE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Woods- And in this Extreme Match we will use the extreme power of the extreme Booty...O's.
Kofi- All hail the booty!...O. All hail the booty....O.
Woods- The boooootyyyyy ooooooooo. It's the last one from WrestleMania so it's lucky.
Big E- The Vaudevillains don't appreciate a good booty...o. They are from a bygone era where people were not too kind to people like us....you know smartphone users!
Woods- I need my gps to get anywhere.
Kofi- Unlimited data is the bomb.
Woods- I'm grandfathered in.
Kofi- You, too!?
Big E- Use those phones to call your grammy! Call your pappy! And tell them that New Day Rock! New Day Rocks!
New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz
We return from break and the match already started. Bubba Ray is in control of Kofi Kingston. Bubba catches Kofi but Kofi slides out and hits a dropkick then tags Big E. Big E hits a shoulder tackle and the huge splash. Tag to Kofi who drops a punch. Elbow from Bubba and a tag to D-Von. D-Von locks in a headlock on Kofi. Kofi fights out but D-Von hits a spinning elbow. 2 count. Kofi ducks a clothesline and hits a dropkick. Tag to Big E and they hit a double team splash. D-Von eats an elbow from Big E and Bubba Ray runs in and eats a Belly to Booty. Unicorn Stampede from New Day. The Vaudevillains come out of nowhere and attack Xavier Woods. Big E runs over to help but it allows D-Von to BLAST Kofi with a huge clothesline for the win.
Winners: Dudley Boyz
The Vaudevillains attack Kofi before talking trash and leaving.
Chris Jericho vs. Big Cass
Before the match can start Ambrose attacked Jericho when he was doing his pose and stole his jacket in the dark. Ambrose did the Jericho pose in the dark and it wasn't until the lights went back on that we could see it was actually Dean. Ambrose plays with the lights on the jacket as Jericho yells at Ambrose from the ramp. Ambrose starts to tear the jacket and Jericho yells that it's worth $15,000. Jericho runs in to save his jacket but Ambrose takes him out. Ambrose hammers away at Chris and then puts him in the corner and pounds away at Jericho with mroe right hands. Jericho manages to slide out of the ring with his jacket and calls Ambrose an idiot. Jericho tries to get out of there, but Big Cass cuts him off. Jericho slaps Big Cass and Cass goes crazy. He grabs Jericho and throws him HARD into the barricade then throws him into the ring where Ambrose is waiting with a Dirty Deeds! Ambrose takes out some scissors and cuts up Jericho's jacket.
Backstage Shane and Stephanie are watching. Shane tells Steph her new attitude is welcomed. Shane says he has to take a call and walks out of frame. Steph holds up the picture of Shane and Vince and smiles sincerely.