WWE RAW Results 2/1/16

WWE Monday Night RAW Results
February 1, 2016
Birmingham, Alabama
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to hear Brock Lesnar’s music. Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and JBL welcome us to the show. The crowd erupts as Lesnar makes his way to the ring looking very serious with his advocate, Paul Heyman, at his side. Lesnar stands in the middle of the ring and smiles as the crowd chants, “Suplex City.” Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the Nightmare of Suplex City, Brock Lesnar!” At the Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt and his disciples hatched a conspiracy to remove his client from the WWE Title picture. The crowd boos that. Their plot, their plan, their conspiracy failed. When Lesnar wants to, at his convenience, leisure, and pleasure, he will invoke the eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not intentionally provoke Brock Lesnar. That puts them on the fast track to WWE Fastlane. Last week on Monday Night RAW, Stephanie McMahon did what’s BEAST for business. The main event of Fastlane would be brother versus brother versus beast. Roman Reigns versus Dean Ambrose versus (saving the best for last) Brock Lesnar. The winner of this unique triple threat match will go on to WrestleMania to main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Triple H. Heyman says his client has authorized him to let the people know that at WWE Fastlane, live on the WWE Network, Brock Lesnar will imprison Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose into Suplex City. Brock Lesnar will F5 Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Lesnar will stack one on top of the other and pin them at the same time to go on to WrestleMania where the Beast will go on to conquer the billion dollar trophy husband to once again become the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Heyman says they shouldn’t get ahead of themselves. No one would sell two-thirds of The Shield short. Roman Reigns already knows what it’s like to step up to Brock Lesnar and get put right down. Reigns needs to explain this to his brother, Dean Ambrose. Ambrose used to ride the short bus to school. He’s a whacko, a nut job…

Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring looking very confident. Lesnar smiles as Heyman says Ambrose is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ambrose asks, “Who are you calling a nut job, porky?” Ambrose says it’s cozy being in the lair of a beast. Before he came out, he thought this might be a really bad idea. Despite how it looks, Ambrose may look crazy, but he isn’t crazy or stupid. Ambrose says he’s not afraid of Lesnar. Ambrose says he does respect Lesnar. That’s why he wanted to come out here and tell him face-to-face that he wants the title. Ambrose wants the title so bad that he’ll fight his own brother for it and Lesnar. Does he want to fight Lesnar? Not really, but he knows the beating he’ll get at Fastlane from Lesnar and Reigns. Ambrose says he doesn’t need to be sold that. Lesnar can take him to Suplex City. Lesnar can suplex him all over the ring. Lesnar better be prepared to give him the worst beating ever because he’s the iron man of the WWE. He’s proven it every single night. Ambrose says he’ll drag his broken body to WrestleMania and take that title away from Triple H. Lesnar laughs in his face. Ambrose says he wanted to tell him that out of respect. Ambrose apologizes for interrupting them before leaving the ring. The crowd lightly boos as he leaves.

Kevin Owens will face Dolph Ziggler in a rematch from last week’s RAW. Kalisto is seen walking backstage. He’ll face Rusev, next.

-Commercial Break-

Alberto Del Rio will be on commentary for the next match. Still photos are shown from the WWE Royal Rumble event where Kalisto defeated Alberto Del Rio to become the WWE United States Champion for a second time. They will meet in a rematch at WWE Fastlane with the WWE United States Championship on the line.

Kalisto vs. Rusev w/ Lana

The bell rings, and Rusev just stares a hole through Kalisto. They lock up, and Rusev powers him to the corner before nonchalantly giving a break. They lock up again, and Rusev again powers him to the corner. Kalisto gets around him and starts kicking him until Rusev swats him away. Rusev gets out of the ring to follow, but Kalisto runs into the ring. Kalisto attacks him coming in, but Rusev quickly knees him in the midsection. Kalisto goes for a hurricanrana, but Rusev holds him up. You can hear them call spots before Kalisto gets out and starts kicking him. Rusev then shoulder blocks him down. Rusev stomps and punches him before delivering a head-butt. Rusev goes for a powerbomb, but Kalisto gives him a hurricanrana over the top rope. Kalisto goes for a plancha, but Rusev kicks him out of mid-air.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Rusev attacking Kalisto in the corner. Rusev hits a modified release suplex for a near fall. Kalisto fights up to his feet and gives Rusev a back elbow. A very light “Lucha” chant fires up. Kalisto then jumps off the second rope and connects with a tornado DDT. Kalisto rolls to the apron to recover. Kalisto kicks Rusev back twice before hitting a springboard seated senton. Kalisto ducks two clotheslines and takes him out with a springboard corkscrew head-butt. Kalisto goes for a springboard cross-body, but Rusev counters into a spinning sidewalk slam for a near fall. Rusev cannot believe he kicked out. Rusev shoves him to the corner and goes for a shoulder block, but Kalisto moves, which causes Rusev to hit the ring post shoulder first. Kalisto rolls him up for a two count. Kalisto hits a jawbreaker and dropkicks him in the knees. Kalisto then hits a head-scissor DDT for a near fall. Rusev rolls out of the ring to recover. Del Rio shouts encouragement.

Kalisto hits Rusev with a baseball slide before going to the top rope. Rusev catches him and goes for a fall-away slam on the floor, but Kalisto gets out and dropkicks him into the steel steps. The crowd has been on their hands for the majority of this match. Rusev gets to his feet and throws Kalisto onto the commentary table. Kalisto jumps off the commentary table and gives him a hurricanrana into the barricade. Kalisto then gets in the ring and wins by count-out.

Winner by Count-Out: Kalisto
Match Rating: * 1/2

Alberto Del Rio runs in the ring and chases Kalisto off. Del Rio is furious and yells at Rusev.

The Miz will host an edition of Miz TV with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

-Commercial Break-

Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose are standing by the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which is in a case. Stephanie McMahon walks in and says it’s hard to believe that just eight days ago, this championship belt was Reigns’ until Triple H defeated him. Reigns says it only took 29 other guys. Stephanie says she is enjoying this. Stephanie says Dean Ambrose said he’d do anything for the championship. Reigns knows what it’s like to fight for it at WrestleMania. Reigns says her days with the title are numbered. After Fastlane, one of them will win, and she’ll be closer to losing the title. Stephanie says she doesn’t believe Ambrose wants to go to Suplex City. Many great friendships have been broken along the way in WWE. Marty Jannetty never saw it coming with Shawn Michaels. Randy Orton never saw the end coming from Evolution. It’s just a matter of when. How much longer does Ambrose want to be Reigns’ sidekick? They see what she’s trying to do, but it won’t work. Stephanie says she’ll see how united they are when they team up in the main event against The New Day. United they stand, but divided they will fall at Fastlane, one way or another. The crowd erupts at New Day’s name and starts doing their chant.

The commentators talk about Nikki Bella’s neck surgery and how it went better than expected.

Renee Young is backstage with Brie Bella. Renee asks about Nikki’s surgery. Brie says the doctors think she will be back better than ever. For now, she’s home watching the WWE Network. It’ll be a long recovery. Charlotte walks up with Ric Flair and sarcastically gives her sympathy. Charlotte brings up how she beat Nikki twice and may have been responsible for her injury. Charlotte said she should apologize, but why should she? She’s on her way to becoming the new longest reigning Divas Champion, while Nikki Bella is enjoying online shopping at home.

The Usos make their way to the ring. Lilian Garcia says they’re Grammy Award winners. They’ll be in action, next.

-Commercial Break-

They replay the flub by Lilian Garcia saying The Usos are Grammy Award winners. The commentators have a good laugh at that.

The Social Outcasts come out to the stage. Heath Slater says The Usos call themselves family, but The Social Outcasts are real family. They might not have been born together, but they chose to be together. Curtis Axel says they’re the tightest group of good brothers in WWE. Axel then asks where Bo Dallas is. They have no idea where he is. Adam Rose says he Bolieves they forgot him in the back. Slater says Bo is in the studio rapping. Slater says they’re trending. The crowd neither boos nor cheers.

The Usos vs. Curtis Axel and Adam Rose

Jey Uso will start against Curtis Axel. Heath Slater distracts Jey, and Axel attacks him from behind. Axel kicks and punches him before stomping him down in the corner. Adam Rose is tagged in. Axel gives Jey a backbreaker and holds him up for Rose to give a diving knee drop to for a near fall. Rose kicks him in the back before choking him on the ropes. Jey punches back at him before Rose knees him in the midsection. Rose clotheslines him three times in the corner before tagging in Axel. Axel chokes Jey on the bottom rope. Slater gets a cheap shot in while the referee is distracted. Axel picks up a two count before applying a chin lock. Jey eventually fights up, but Axel grounds him and cinches in the chin lock. Jey fights up, but Axel sends him to the corner and dropkicks him down. Rose tags in and drops a knee. Rose taunts Jimmy Uso before applying a chin lock. Slater gets on the apron and gyrates. Jey fights up, but Rose clubs the back. Rose blocks a kick and spins him, but Jey connects with an enzuigiri. Rose bizarrely sells it.

Jimmy Uso is tagged in to a light reaction, and he punches Axel off the apron before dropkicking Rose. Jimmy superkicks Slater off the apron before superkicking Axel out of mid-air. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Rose and kicks him in the midsection. Jey tags in, and they connect with a stereo superkick. Jey goes to the top rope and hits a splash for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Usos
Match Rating: 3/4 *

The Miz is seen backstage. A stagehand gives him a coffee, but he throws it back at him. The Miz will interview AJ Styles, next.

-Commercial Break-

John Cena, Mark Henry, and The Bella Twins are on the cover of American Way Magazine.

Miz TV with special guest AJ Styles

The Miz welcomes the crowd to the most must-see WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. Ever since his WWE debut in the Royal Rumble match, the WWE Universe has been buzzing about his guest, AJ Styles. The crowd cheers his name. Styles has captivated audiences worldwide with his high-flying style and pit-bull bravado. It’s guests like AJ Styles that make him want to provide this public service. This is a forum for storytelling. Styles’ story is phenomenal. Miz then introduces Styles.

AJ Styles makes his entrance to a decent reception. Pyro has been added to his entrance. Footage is shown of Styles defeating Chris Jericho last week on Monday Night RAW. Styles shakes hands with Miz and sits down. Miz says Styles finally made it. The WWE Universe wants to know who he is because to him, Styles is a man of tenacity who has been told he doesn’t have the “it” factor. Styles was the runt of the litter, but he fought and clawed for respect. The football team told him he was too small. They told him to give up, but he didn’t do that. Styles was the first one in the gym and the last one out. By the end of it, he was the best footballer on the damn football team, proving that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Styles goes to speak, but Miz cuts him off. Miz says Styles traveled the globe entertaining crowds in hole-in-the-wall places. Deep down, Styles wondered what it was like to stand in a WWE ring. Years passed and it seemed like it was unattainable. Then he got a chance to be in the Royal Rumble match, which was probably the biggest moment of his life. Styles again goes to speak, but Miz cuts him off. Miz says doubts still remain. Styles lasted 26-minutes in the Rumble and beat Chris Jericho the next night. Miz asks where he goes from here, but he doesn’t let Styles speak.

Miz says Styles reminds him of his former protégé, Daniel Bryan. A “YES” chant breaks out. Bryan was short and an “Indy darling,” but he didn’t do anything until Miz took him under his wing. Some have called him the “father of the YES Movement.” A “NO” chant breaks out. That’s why he’s here. He wants to help, guide, and mentor AJ Styles in the WWE. Miz can bring him to heights he’s never been to before. All Styles has to do is say yes. The crowd lightly chants, “NO!” Miz puts his hand up and tells them to keep their mouths shut. Miz says he has been in WWE for 10 years and main evented WrestleMania. Miz says, “Who the hell is AJ Styles, anyway?” Miz says this is the WWE. The E is just as important as the W. Styles may have been a big fish in a small pond, but this place is full of sharks. Styles will drown if he listens to the crowd. The crowd chants for Styles. Miz says a rookie redneck like Styles can’t make it in WWE without his guidance. Miz says there is no chance in hell. Miz turns around, and Styles takes him down with a right hand. Styles punches away at him before throwing him into a chair. Styles punches away at him until Miz gets out of the ring and runs up the ramp in fear. Styles shouts at him as his music plays.

Replays are shown of Dean Ambrose confronting Brock Lesnar earlier in the night. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will face The New Day in the main event.

-Commercial Break-

WWE honors Aretha Franklin for Black History Month.

Brie Bella w/ Alicia Fox vs. Charlotte w/ Ric Flair

The bell rings, and Charlotte starts doing some pushups. They lock up, and Brie gives her some forearms before having a whip reversed. Brie kicks her in the face and clotheslines her. Brie kicks her in the knee and starts kicking her in the chest a la Daniel Bryan. Brie then takes her down with a dropkick. Brie goes for a running knee to the face, but Charlotte throws her out of the ring. Charlotte puts her back in the ring and slams her down on the mat for a two count. Ric Flair is pleased with what he’s seeing. Charlotte applies a neck vice and knees away at her. Brie nearly fights out before Charlotte slams her down by the hair. Charlotte lets out a “WOO” before connecting with an awful snapmare. Charlotte grapevines the head and drives her head into the mat a few times. Brie turns her over and picks up a near fall. Brie connects with a pair of clotheslines and a bulldog for a near fall. Charlotte pushes her off, but Brie gets a backslide for a two count. Brie dropkicks her down before kneeing her in the face. Brie goes to the second rope, but Charlotte cuts her off. Brie jumps on her back and applies a sleeper hold. Ric Flair gets on the apron and argues with the referee. Alicia Fox yells at him to get down. Charlotte gets out with a backpack stunner. Flair goes nuts on the apron. Charlotte goes for the Figure Eight, but Brie catches her with an inside cradle for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Brie Bella
Match Rating: *

Charlotte is furious that just happened. She yells at her father and angrily clutches her championship. Brie and Alicia smile and wave as they walk up the ramp.

Replays are shown of Big Show saving Roman Reigns from being assaulted by The Wyatt Family on Thursday Night Smackdown.

Big Show will face Erick Rowan, next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE wishes Bret “Hitman” Hart well in his battle against prostate cancer.

Erick Rowan w/ Luke Harper and Braun Strowman vs. The Big Show

Bray Wyatt is not at ringside with his family. Big Show grabs a set of steel stairs to fend off the rest of the family. Big Show punches Rowan before running into a back elbow. Rowan goes for a suplex, but Big Show doesn’t budge. Big Show then gives him a suplex. Big Show hits a clothesline and a shoulder block. Big Show avalanches him in the corner and shoulder blocks him down. Big Show knocks Harper off the apron before grabbing Rowan by the throat. Rowan gets on the apron, but Big Show knocks him off. Rowan attacks Big Show, but Big Show immediately comes back with a Chokeslam for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: 1/4 *

Big Show and Braun Strowman go face-to-face. Strowman kicks and punches Big Show. Harper and Strowman double-team Big Show before Rowan joins in. They beat Big Show down. Rowan takes Big Show down with a spin kick. They continue to triple-team him before Harper big boots him. Strowman then clotheslines him down. The crowd lightly boos them before Strowman and Rowan clumsily pull him around the ring. They seem unsure of what to do next. They then throw Big Show into the steel steps. Harper kicks Big Show in the face before motioning for Strowman and Rowan to slam him on the bottom half of the steel steps. They lift Big Show up and viciously slam him on the steps.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of The Wyatt Family decimating The Big Show.

Titus O’Neil vs. Tyler Breeze

They lock up, and Breeze applies a side headlock. O’Neil throws him off, but he runs into a back elbow. Breeze goes for a cross-body block, but O’Neil catches him, hits two backbreakers, and throws him to the side. O’Neil avalanches him in the corner. Breeze holds the bottom rope and chop blocks the knee twice. Breeze smashes his leg off the ring post before kicking him. Breeze picks up a one count. Breeze drops an elbow on the knee before applying a single leg crab. O’Neil claws to the bottom rope and gets a break. O’Neil overpowers him and viciously clotheslines him down. O’Neil picks up him with one hand before throwing him into the ropes for the Clash of the Titus for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Titus O’Neil
Match Rating: 1/4 *

Paul Heyman is talking with Brock Lesnar backstage when Triple H walks in. Triple H says he wants a second with Lesnar and asks Heyman to leave. Triple H asks if he saw little Dean Ambrose walk up to him, get in his face, and live to tell the story. Triple H asks if things are getting soft in Suplex City. Lesnar says they’ll find out at WrestleMania. Triple H says he’s looking forward to it. Lesnar says he is as well and says, “I’ll see you there.”

-Commercial Break-

AJ Styles will face The Miz on Thursday Night Smackdown.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens

The bell rings, and Owens immediately ducks a superkick. Owens leaves the ring, and Ziggler follows. They brawl at ringside before Owens clubs the back. Owens gets in the ring and pulls him in. Owens clubs the back and talks some trash. Ziggler gets to his feet and dropkicks him. Owens quickly bails from the ring to recover. Ziggler goes for a big DDT, but Owens launches him over the barricade into the timekeeper’s area.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Owens club Ziggler down. Owens applies a chin lock and talks some trash. Ziggler gets out and goes for a superkick, but Owens avoids it. Owens then sends him sternum-first into the turnbuckle. Owens gives him a cannonball in the corner for a near fall. Owens stomps Ziggler and taunts the crowd. Owens kicks him in the ribs. Ziggler fights back and hits the ropes, but Owens takes him out with a back elbow for another near fall. Owens taunts Ziggler and stomps away at him. Owens clubs away at his face and continues to talk trash. Owens connects with a short-arm clothesline and goes for a senton splash, but Ziggler rolls out of the way. Owens goes for a shoulder thrust in the corner, but Ziggler moves. Owens hits the ring post, and Ziggler avalanches him twice. Ziggler connects with a third avalanche and goes for a fourth, but Owens runs out of the corner and clotheslines him down. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Ziggler holds the ropes. Ziggler drops him to the apron and superkicks him to the floor.

Ziggler follows Owens outside the ring, and he delivers a famouser on the floor. The referee is counting them out. Ziggler throws him into the ring and covers him, but Owens kicks out. Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Owens holds the ropes. Owens connects with a big superkick, but he only picks up a near fall. Owens stomps him and goes to the top rope. Ziggler scales the ropes, but Owens punches him off. Ziggler scales the ropes again, but Owens locks him up in the tree of woe. Owens connects with a cannonball before throwing him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Ziggler leaps over him. Ziggler connects with the Zig-Zag for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: **

Kevin Owens angrily throws Michael Cole’s script back at him and punches JBL’s hat before walking off.

WWE continues to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting the career of Mark Henry. The video mentions that he will one day be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will face The New Day in the main event.

-Commercial Break-

Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring to a nice reception. Banks says, “That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the Boss is back!” Banks says it’s on her own terms. She’s not going to sit in the back and watch other divas take her opportunities. That’s why she’s on her own. Nothing will stop her from becoming Divas Champion. Becky Lynch may want a rematch, but she can’t hold a candle to her. She’s the boss, legit.

Naomi and Tamina make their way to the stage. Naomi says it’s nice to see her growing up. Banks says she appreciated Team B.A.D., but she wants to be the best. Naomi says they understand that partnerships don’t last forever. At some point, they have to make their own mark and create their legacy. Tamina says they want to congratulate her. They’re not going to let this manifest itself into a Twitter war. Naomi says they can be competitors and sisters. Banks asks if they’ll support her in her match against Becky Lynch. Naomi asks if she doesn’t think she can do it on her own. Banks says she can. She says they’re still her girls. They fist pump.

Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. This match is next.

-Commercial Break-

Sasha Banks w/ Naomi and Tamina vs. Becky Lynch

They lock up, and Banks quickly slams her down. Becky applies a waistlock and takes her down. Banks fights up and takes her down for a one count. They go back and forth trading pins before doing a pair of sloppy arm drags. There appears to be a lot of miscommunication in this one. A lot of awkward movements and slow motion maneuvers. Banks lays her across the second rope and drives in a pair of knees. Banks grabs the hand and scales the ropes for an arm drag. Sasha then kicks her to the floor. Naomi and Tamina go to double-team Becky, but Sasha stops them. Sasha says she doesn’t need their help. Naomi and Tamina pull Sasha out of the ring and start double-teaming her.

Winner by Disqualification: Sasha Banks
Match Rating: 1/4 *

Becky tries to help Sasha, but Naomi and Tamina overtake them. Becky and Sasha come back and punch them out of the ring. A light “NXT” chant fires up.

Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will take on The New Day in the main event.

A sneak peek is shown of “Legends with JBL” with special guest Ron Simmons. This will air on the WWE Network after RAW.

-Commercial Break-

Renee Young is backstage with Chris Jericho. She says everyone has been talking about his match with AJ Styles last week. Styles defeated Jericho in that match. Jericho commends Styles and says he’s very interested to see how he does in his match against The Miz on Thursday. Jericho reiterates that he is very interested.

R-Truth is in the men’s room and opens a stall to see Goldust standing on a toilet. Goldust gets down from the toilet and puts his foot directly in it. Goldust says he wants to be R-Truth’s tag team partner. R-Truth once again turns him down because he’s weird. Goldust says R-Truth’s last tag partner was strange and imaginary. It was Little Jimmy. This upsets R-Truth, and he walks off. Goldust is upset with himself.

The New Day makes their way to the ring. They’ll be in action, next.

-Commercial Break-

Roman Reigns will face Rusev this Thursday on Smackdown. We’ll also see AJ Styles fight The Miz.

Paul Heyman will be on commentary for the next match.

Xavier Woods says they’re sick and tired of Bootygate is putting so much stress on Francesca II that she can’t sleep at night. They’re not talking about Kanye West. They’re talking about the remarks by “The People’s Booty.” They’re talking about The Rock. Rock’s comments were suitable for Jerry Springer’s Too Hot for TV on the WWE Network. Kofi Kingston says last week, they shamed The Rock, and they’ll do it again this week. Big E says this is family programming. The Rock used inappropriate language. Big E says to think about the children. They point out a kid in the front row dancing. Kingston says they’ll still fight the kid, only with love. Big E says tonight is about revenge. They’ll beat up The Rock’s cousin and The Rock’s cousin’s friend. Woods says they’ll take Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns and lay them to rest. Why? Because New Day Rocks! They gyrate wildly in the ring.

Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose

Roman Reigns will start the match against Kofi Kingston. Kingston talks a little trash before applying a waistlock. Kingston wrenches the arm and applies a chin lock before pushing him off. They go for a test of strength, but Kingston kicks his hand away and applies a side headlock. Reigns whips him off, but Kingston ducks a pair of clotheslines, slides through the legs, gets out of a Samoan Drop, and eats a right hand. Dean Ambrose tags in, and he punches Kingston before connecting with a back suplex. Kingston comes back with some chops to the chest, but they don’t hurt Ambrose. Ambrose then chops away at him before body slamming him. Reigns tags in, and he drops an elbow for a two count. Reigns sends him to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Reigns quickly comes back with a big boot. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, but New Day pulls Kingston out of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Kingston punching away at Reigns. During the commercial, Big E sent Reigns into the barricade. Kingston kicks Reigns and tags in Big E. Big E stomps Reigns before punching him in the midsection. Big E stomps away at him and chokes him with his boot. Big E gets on the apron and goes for a splash, but Reigns moves. Big E really crashed and burned on that one. Ambrose is tagged in, and he chops and jabs Big E. Big E reverses a whip, but Ambrose forearms him down. Ambrose hits a forearm in the corner and connects with a bulldog. Ambrose sends Kingston out of the ring and into the barricade. Ambrose goes for a running cross-body, but Big E catches him. Ambrose gets out and pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ambrose then takes him out with a suicide dive. Ambrose puts him in the ring. While the referee is distracted, Woods takes out Ambrose. Kingston kicks Ambrose in the head and puts him in the ring for a two count. Woods shouts for the stampede, and The New Day fires it up. They tag in and out with rapid stomps. Kingston connects with a snapmare and kicks him in the chest for a two count. Kingston applies a chin lock, but Ambrose fights up. Big E tags in, and he applies an abdominal stretch while slapping the ribs rhythmically. Ambrose bites him to get out, but Big E quickly takes him down for a two count. Kingston goes to the top rope, but Ambrose punches him in the midsection. Big E is tagged in, and he goes for a suplex, but Ambrose counters into his own suplex.

Reigns and Kingston are tagged in. Reigns connects with a pair of clotheslines before hitting a leaping clothesline. People are booing Reigns. Reigns then body slams Kingston before clubbing away at him in the corner. Reigns then gives him a big right hand. Reigns gets distracted by Woods and Big E and runs into a pendulum kick. Big E is tagged in, and Reigns catches him with a Samoan Drop. Ambrose is tagged in, and he hits Big E with a diving elbow, but Kingston breaks up the pin. Kingston throws Ambrose out of the ring. Woods attacks him and throws him into the ring, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline. Big E runs over Ambrose. Reigns clotheslines Kingston on the floor, but Big E quickly catches him with a belly-to-belly on the table. Big E goes for Midnight Hour on Ambrose, but Ambrose gets out. Reigns hits a Superman Punch on Kingston. Ambrose then hits Big E with Dirty Deeds for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: * 1/2

Brock Lesnar’s music immediately hits, and he comes out to a lukewarm response. Reigns and Ambrose wait for him in the ring. The New Day attack Reigns and Ambrose from behind. Ambrose catches Woods with a rebound clothesline as Reigns punches Kingston out of the ring. Lesnar gets in the ring and gives Ambrose an F5. Lesnar stands over Ambrose before leaving the ring.

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Quick Match Results

Kalisto def. Rusev via CO (non-title)
The Usos def. The Social Outcasts
Brie Bella def. Charlotte (non-title)
Big Show def. Eric Rowan
Titus O’Neil def. Tyler Breeze
Dolph Ziggler def. Kevin Owens
Sasha Banks def. Becky Lynch via DQ
Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose def. The New Day (non-title)

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