WWE Monday Night RAW Results
May 9, 2016
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events of last week. Roman Reigns and The Usos took on AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson in the main event. After the match, AJ Styles declined attacking Roman Reigns with a chair. The Usos hit Styles with a chair, so he returned the favor. Reigns only saw Styles hitting his cousins with a chair, so he viciously assaulted him. Reigns then powerbombed him through the commentary table.
The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to see a big fireworks display. Tonight’s main event will see Roman Reigns and The Usos face AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson in a six-man tag team elimination match.
Chris Jericho’s pyro goes off, and he makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. We’ll have a Highlight Reel segment. Replays are shown from last week of Chris Jericho assaulting Dean Ambrose and breaking Mitch the Potted Plant over his head. Jericho’s guest was supposed to be Dean Ambrose, but he’s not here because of him. Last week, he assaulted him and gave him blunt force trauma. Ambrose has a bulging disc because of him. Ambrose won’t be here tonight and might not for a long time because of him. However, he’s got the next best thing right here. Jericho lifts up a black cloth and shows the remain of Mitch the Potted Plant. A light “Mitch” chant breaks out. Ambrose came to the WWE to entertain the crowd. He was zany and whacky, but he underestimated the veritable tsunami known as Chris Jericho. Much like Mitch the Potted Plant, Ambrose is in the same state – a shattered mast of dirt and dust lying on a table looking for someone to put him back together again. The worst part is he seriously injures Ambrose, but how does the crowd react? Jericho shows tweets and messages about Mitch the Plant. When Ambrose was in the hospital screaming in pain, there was nothing funny about that because he did it to him. Jericho understands why they like Mitch so much. Mitch is more interesting than Ambrose. Mitch has more charisma and worth to the WWE than Ambrose does. Jericho could sell the remnant for $12 and it’d be worth more than Ambrose.
Jericho understands that the reason the crowd relates to Ambrose is because he’s a loser like him. Jericho cannot relate because he is a legend. Jericho is the superstars of all superstars. Jericho is the Haley’s Comet of WWE. Talent like his comes once every 76 years. Jericho is going to give them what they crave right now. Jericho is giving them the gift of Jericho and tells them to drink it in. Jericho poses for the crowd.
The music of Enzo Amore and Big Cass hits. Big Cass comes out to a big pop from the crowd. Jericho looks perplexed as he gets in the ring. Jericho asks him who he thinks he is. Big Cass asks if that’s really the gift. Big Cass says he wants the receipt for this gift. A “How you doin’” chant breaks out. Big Cass says Jericho is one of the greatest of all time, but he doesn’t understand what the New Era is all about. “We have arrived” is not a cry for attention – it’s a warning. Big Cass tells Jericho to consider this a warning – he has arrived. Jericho is standing in his way. Jericho needs to either get out of his way or get run over. Jericho tells him to run to the hospital to check on Enzo Annoying. Enzo is staying in the same hospital ward as Ambrose. Big Cass says there is no running in the New Era. They stand and fight. Big Cass dwarfs Jericho and says they can fight right now. Jericho looks up at him and asks if he’s forgotten that he’s the best… Big Cass covers the microphone. Big Cass says he may be the best in the world at what he does, but he’s 7-feet tall and you can’t teach that. Jericho asks if he really wants to fight and removes his jacket. Jericho then smirks and walks off. Big Cass says that proves that there is only one word to describe Jericho, and he’ll spell it out for him: S-A-W-F-T! Jericho angrily runs up to the apron, but Big Cass big boots him off.
Charlotte will take on Paige later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see Baron Corbin take on Dolph Ziggler.
Chris Jericho is walking backstage holding his face when he runs into Stephanie McMahon. Jericho says the New Era has no respect, and her brother is fostering this behavior. Jericho says she’s the smart McMahon. They can stop this New Era and Shane McMahon. Stephanie says she agrees that this is Shane’s fault, but she also thinks he’s doing the right thing. Jericho can do something about it by competing in the main event against Big Cass. She’ll give him the chance to show that he’s not S-A-W-F-T. She also tells him to never, ever confront her again.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Replays are shown of Dolph Ziggler eliminating Baron Corbin from the battle royal last week. Corbin assaulted Ziggler and threw him into the ring so Rusev could easily eliminate him. A pre-taped promo shows Corbin saying he’s not part of a New Era. This is the Baron Corbin Era. He doesn’t give a damn about anyone in the company but himself.
They circle the ring and lock up. Corbin quickly pushes him away, but Ziggler comes right back with a waistlock. Corbin backs him to the corner, elbows him and punches him down. Corbin taunts him until Ziggler punches back and knocks him down. Corbin rolls out of the ring to recover. Ziggler follows him out, and Corbin knees him in the midsection. Corbin forearms him and goes for a big boot, but Ziggler moves. Ziggler then dropkicks him into the crowd. Corbin quickly comes back over the barricade and angrily stares at him.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a modified chin lock. During the commercial, Corbin laid Ziggler out with a right hand. Ziggler fights out of the chin lock and head-butts him away. Corbin charges into a back elbow before Ziggler lays him out with two clotheslines. Ziggler avalanches him in the corner and hits a neckbreaker before dropping an elbow for a two count. Corbin quickly sidesteps a move and clotheslines him in the back of the head. Corbin punches away at him, and Ziggler is limp in the ring. All of a sudden, Ziggler pops up and connects with a famouser for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Corbin holds the ropes. Corbin then annihilates him with a dangerous looking Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin gets up and puts his foot on Ziggler’s head while posing for the crowd. Ziggler surprises him with a roll-up for a near fall. Corbin counters an avalanche with snake eyes before connecting with the End of Days for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Baron Corbin
Match Rating: * 1/4
Roman Reigns and The Usos will take on AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson in an elimination match later tonight.
Replays are shown of Natalya and Charlotte brawling last week. Natalya then slapped Ric Flair and put him in the Sharpshooter. Stephanie McMahon then put Charlotte against Natalya at Extreme Rules in a Submission Match for the WWE Women’s Championship. Stephanie then banned Ric Flair from ringside.
Shane McMahon is talking on his phone backstage when Charlotte walks in with Ric Flair. Flair congratulates him and says they love what Shane did at WrestleMania. They also like the way he thinks running RAW. Charlotte also doesn’t think it’s fair that his sister banned her father from ringside. No one has done more for the business than her father. Charlotte is counting on him to put his sister in her place. She wants him to reverse the decision. Shane says that Stephanie’s decision stands, and she has to learn how to stand on her own two feet. It also stands for tonight. Flair is angry with that. Charlotte haughtily accepts it and walks off.
JoJo is backstage with AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows. Styles says before they get into tonight, he wants to talk about what happened last week. Last week, he got powerbombed through the announce table. Styles took the high road from obliterating Reigns last week. We saw the road Reigns took. Given the opportunity, he’s going to take Reigns out. He said he’d win the title on his own, but for tonight, the club is officially back together tonight.
This Thursday on Smackdown, Gorgeous Truth will take on Goldango.
Fandango w/ Goldust vs. R-Truth w/ Tyler Breeze
They circle the ring and lock up. Fandango applies a side headlock, but R-Truth whips him off. Fandango hits a shoulder block and does a shimmy. Fandango hits the ropes, but R-Truth stops him. R-Truth does a dance, ducks a clothesline, and gives Fandango a hip toss. R-Truth punches him back and does the dab. R-Truth punches him and goes for the ten punches, but Fandango knocks R-Truth to the floor. Fandango puts him in the ring and punches him down for a one count. Fandango applies a chin lock. R-Truth punches out and hits the ropes, but Fandango dropkicks him down. Goldust gets on the apron, and he dances with Fandango. Tyler Breeze gets on the apron and argues. Fandango knocks R-Truth into the ropes, knocking Breeze off. R-Truth hits the Lie Detector for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Kevin Owens, The Miz, and Cesaro are in the office with Shane and Stephanie McMahon. She screams that they need to shut up. She says there will be a triple threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The Miz argues that he doesn’t even have to be pinned to lose the title. Sami Zayn comes in and says he has a problem with that. Zayn says the people were excited when he held up the title. Kevin Owens says it doesn’t matter what the people want. Owens mentions that he destroyed him at WWE Payback. Shane says Zayn does have to earn his opportunity. Zayn volunteers to face Miz. If he loses, he’ll go to the back of the line. If he wins, the match will be a Fatal Four Way. Shane and Stephanie agree.
Natalya will be on commentary for the next match.
Charlotte vs. Paige
They lock up, and Charlotte powers her to the corner. Paige sidesteps her and takes her down by the leg. Paige then applies a modified bow and arrow stretch. Charlotte gets out and puts her on the apron. Charlotte goes on the apron and mocks Paige by saying, “This is my house.” Paige then superkicks her off the apron and does the Ric Flair strut. Paige chases her and punches away at her. Charlotte quickly slams her into the apron and clotheslines her on the floor. Charlotte gets her in the ring and stomps away at her. Paige kicks her back, but she charges into a big boot. Charlotte knees away at Paige and applies a neck vice. Paige fights up, but Charlotte takes her down. Charlotte poses for the crowd before Paige rolls her up. Paige kicks her down a few times before hitting a high knee in the corner followed by a shining wizard for a near fall. Charlotte comes back with a jawbreaker, but Paige avoids a big boot. Paige kicks her in the face for a near fall.
Charlotte elbows and chops her down. Charlotte goes to the top rope, but Paige cuts her off. Paige head-butts her before connecting with a superplex for a near fall. Charlotte gets a sloppy inside cradle for a two count. Charlotte then counters a sunset flip for a two count. Paige then superkicks her down. Paige goes for the PTO, but Charlotte gets to the bottom rope. Paige punches away at her in the corner before Charlotte drops her into the turnbuckle. Charlotte pins her with her feet on the ropes, but Natalya gets on the apron to warn the referee. Paige connects with a fall-away slam for a near fall. Ric Flair makes his way to the ring to a big reception. Flair confronts Natalya at ringside. Charlotte takes Paige down with a backbreaker.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and he comes out with a bunch of referees to kick Ric Flair out of ringside. Flair is irate as the referees back him up. Paige sidesteps Charlotte and rolls her up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Paige
Match Rating: **
Ric Flair is livid as Paige’s music plays. Natalya smiles as Charlotte clutches the WWE Women’s Championship.
Replays are shown of Big Cass confronting Chris Jericho. Jericho walked off on him. Stephanie McMahon would later make this match official to the chagrin of Jericho.
Sami Zayn vs. The Miz w/ Maryse
They circle the ring before locking up. Zayn quickly rolls him up for a one count. Zayn grabs the arm and wrenches it. Miz rolls through and wrenches Zayn’s arm. Zayn rolls around and takes him down before pinning him for a two count. Miz angrily looks at him before backing to the corner. They lock up, and Miz knees him in the midsection before applying a side headlock. Zayn whips him off and leapfrogs him before hitting a pair of arm bars. Zayn takes him down with one more before catching him with La Magistral for a near fall. Zayn applies a side headlock, but Miz whips him off. Zayn slingshots over him and hits a dropkick for a one count. Zayn goes to the apron and shoulders Miz. Zayn rolls over him and hits a head-scissor takeover that sends Miz out of the ring. Zayn goes for a plancha, but Maryse gets him out of the way. Miz pulls Zayn out of the ring and chops him. Miz whips him into the barricade, but Zayn jumps up and takes him out with a moonsault. Zayn gets in the ring and apparently looks for a count-out. The crowd chants, “Sami.” Zayn goes outside and sends Miz into the barricade. Zayn sends Miz into the barricade one more time before dropping him onto it. Maryse stands behind him and talks some trash.
We come back from the break to see Zayn chopping Miz back. Zayn puts him in the corner before going for the ten punches. Miz pushes him off and gives him a back body drop over the top rope to the floor. Zayn smashes his face off the ring steps on the way down. Kevin Owens is seen happily watching that backstage. Cesaro is seen watching it elsewhere backstage. Zayn somehow gets in the ring at nine. Miz immediately kicks him in the face for a near fall. Miz quickly stomps away at him before connecting with his patented corner clothesline. Miz connects with a double axe handle off the top rope and taunts the crowd. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Zayn gets out. Miz quickly catches him with a DDT for a near fall. Miz pins him again for another near fall. Miz goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Zayn kicks him off and connects with the Michinoku Driver for a near fall!
Zayn connects with a body slam and goes to the top rope. Zayn jumps over him as Miz gets up, and Miz dropkicks him in the knee. Miz applies the Figure Four Leglock, and Zayn screams in pain. Zayn claws and eventually reaches the ropes. Miz stomps away at the knee before Zayn rolls to the apron. Zayn goes for a sunset flip, but Miz sits on the shoulders and grabs the ropes. The referee sees this and stops the count. Miz flips out on him. Miz charges, but Zayn catches him with an exploder suplex into the corner. Zayn connects with a Helluva Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sami Zayn
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Kevin Owens is not happy with this result. Cesaro is seen smirking from his area.
Renee Young is backstage with Becky Lynch. A replay is shown of Emma thumbing Becky in the eye last week to beat her. Becky says that was intentional. Next time they’re in the ring, Emma is in for an Irish Lass Kicking. Emma walks up and says Becky is inferior. What Becky really needs is eyes in the back of her head. Dana Brooke attacks Becky from behind. Dana says playtime is over. Emma and Dana Brooke walk off.
Darren Young is shown in a taped promo asking Mr. Bob Backlund to be his life coach. Backlund says he will be his wrestling coach. Young says he doesn’t need a wrestling coach, but a life coach. Backlund says his first rule as a life coach is that WRESTLING IS LIFE! The tag line is they are going to make Darren Young great again, a play on Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” line.
A Pizza Hut ad is shown with The New Day, Sasha Banks, and Dolph Ziggler.
Zack Ryder is seen talking with Shane McMahon backstage. Ryder says he’s happy to be here, but he’s not happy just being here. Shane says Ryder is what the New Era is all about. Kevin Owens walks up and says after seeing Sami Zayn get handed an opportunity at his title at Extreme Rules, it seems like the New Era is about handing opportunities to pathetic, whiny people that ask for them. Owens then greets Ryder. Owens says Shane knows after the way he beat Zayn at Payback, he shouldn’t be a factor in the match at Extreme Rules. Ryder says he beat Owens at WrestleMania, so he should be in the match. Owens says he didn’t beat him and stole the title. Why does Ryder even exist? Shane says if Ryder can beat Owens, he’ll take his place in the Fatal Four Way Match. Shane then kicks Owens out of his office.
Roman Reigns is shown backstage, and the crowd boos. Reigns is talking with The Usos when Tom Philips walks in. Reigns says tonight is about two things: catching a win against The Club and representing the bloodline to the fullest. Jimmy Uso says they’re family, which is what separates them from The Club. Tom says it could potentially be 1 vs. 3. Reigns says they’ll eliminate Gallows and Anderson. After that, he will eliminate AJ Styles.
Sin Cara makes his entrance with Kalisto. He’ll face Rusev, next.
Sin Cara w/ Kalisto vs. Rusev w/ Lana
A replay is shown from Smackdown where Kalisto took Rusev down. Rusev was furious with that. In the ring, Lana does the introduction for Rusev.
They lock up, and Rusev powers him to the corner before kneeing away at him. Rusev shouts at Kalisto before hitting a short-arm clothesline. Rusev yells at Kalisto some more before hitting a gutwrench suplex. Rusev connects with a second gutwrench before staring at Kalisto. Rusev then applies a bear hug. Rusev then takes him down with a fall-away slam. Rusev continues to stare at Kalisto before covering Cara for a one count. Rusev whips him to the corner, but he runs into the boots. Cara then connects with a tornado DDT. Cara chops Rusev and hits a springboard cross-body. Rusev catches him, but Cara gets out and hits a springboard moonsault. Rusev rolls out of the ring, but Cara takes him down with a suicide dive. Cara puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope. Rusev avoids the Falling Star and superkicks him. Rusev signals for the end, but Kalisto gets on the apron. Lana gets on as well. With the referee distracted, Kalisto kicks Rusev in the head as he tries to attack. Cara then rolls Rusev up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sin Cara
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Rusev is furious and throws the ring steps at them. The Lucha Dragons are too far away. They taunt Rusev and Lana before going to the back.
Roman Reigns and The Usos will take on AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson in an elimination match, next.
Another vignette with Primo and Epico airs. They’re called The Shining Stars and will debut next week.
Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles vs. Roman Reigns and The Usos
Jey Uso will start the match against Karl Anderson. Anderson knees him in the midsection and puts him in the corner. Anderson punches away at him and talks some trash. Anderson hits the ropes, and Jey dropkicks him down. Roman Reigns is tagged in, and he whips Jey into Anderson before sending Jimmy into him. Reigns then clotheslines him down. Jimmy is tagged in and gets a two count. Anderson quickly puts Jimmy in the corner and tags in Luke Gallows. Gallows clotheslines him before tagging in AJ Styles. Styles hits a corner clothesline before putting him in the corner. Anderson connects with a body slam and punches away at him. Anderson pulls down his kneepad, ut Jimmy moves. Jey is tagged in, and he clotheslines Anderson before knocking Gallows off the apron. Jey hits another clothesline before kicking Anderson in the midsection. Jey powerslam him down before missing a hip attack. Anderson avoids a Samoan Drop, but gets rolled up by Jey. Anderson kicks out, and Gallows punches Jey. Anderson then rolls Jey up to eliminate him.
Jey Uso has been eliminated from the match.
Roman Reigns will come in to replace Jey. AJ Styles is tagged in. Gallows then tags himself in. Reigns punches Gallows back a few times before having a whip reversed. Gallows lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns knocks Anderson off the apron before punching Gallows. Reigns then hits Styles with a Superman Punch. Gallows reverses a whip to the corner, but he eats an elbow. Jimmy tags in and connects with a cross-body for a near fall. Jimmy punches away at him before hitting an enzuigiri. Jimmy hits a hip attack before knocking Anderson off the apron. Gallows then takes him down with a big boot. Anderson is tagged back in, and he talks some trash. Jimmy then catches him with an inside cradle to eliminate him.
Karl Anderson has been eliminated from the match.
During the commercial break, Styles eliminated Jimmy with a Phenomenal Forearm. It’s 2-on-1 with Styles and Anderson teaming up on Reigns. Styles punches away at Reigns before tagging in Gallows. Gallows puts Reigns in the corner and sends him to the opposite one. Gallows runs into a boot from Reigns. Reigns punches away at him, but Gallows comes back with a right hand. Reigns then hits the Superman Punch to eliminate him.
Luke Gallows has been eliminated from the match.
Styles immediately attacks him and punches away at him. They brawl until Styles hits a strike combination on him and a pelé kick. Styles then kicks him out of the ring. Styles takes him out with a Phenomenal Forearm plancha! Styles angrily starts clearing off the commentary table. Reigns comes back by sending him into the apron before throwing Styles over the table. Reigns goes to grab Styles, but Karl Anderson hits him in the back with a steel chair!
Winners by Disqualification: Roman Reigns and The Usos
Match Rating: **
The Usos quickly run out to help Reigns. Anderson and Gallows brawl with The Usos in the ring before throwing them out of the ring. Anderson and Gallows turn around, and Reigns spears Gallows. Anderson picks up the chair, but Reigns spears him down as well. Reigns then turns and eats a pelé kick. Styles sets up to give him the Styles Clash on the steel chair, but Reigns gives him a back body drop to the apron. Styles sets up for the Phenomenal Forearm, but stops when he looks at Reigns. They have a long trade off where Reigns gives him the steel chair before Styles gives it back to him. Reigns picks up the chair and sidesteps Styles as he goes for the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles quickly rolls out of the ring as Reigns stands there holding the chair. Styles is angry with him. Reigns holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and shows it to him.
Replays are shown of what just happened in the previous segment.
Zack Ryder vs. Kevin Owens
If Zack Ryder wins, he’ll take Kevin Owens’ place in the Fatal Four Way. They lock up, and Ryder applies a waistlock. Owens gets out and applies a side headlock. Ryder whips him off, but Owens shoulder blocks him down and hits a senton splash. Owens taunts him and mocks the “Woo-woo-woo” chant. Owens continues to kick him before sending him out of the ring. Owens says he’s wasted enough time. Owens goes for an Apron Powerbomb, but Ryder counters with a back body drop on the floor. Ryder gets him in the ring and punches him back. Owens quickly powers him to the corner, but he runs into a knee. Ryder connects with a missile dropkick for a two count. Owens quickly boots him in the face and clotheslines him in the back of the head. Owens says he’s wasting his time. Ryder quickly pins him with a jackknife for a two count. Owens avoids an avalanche before missing a cannonball. Ryder then goes for the Broski Boot, but Owens gets out of the ring. Ryder attacks Owens at ringside and kicks him in the face. Ryder puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope. Ryder connects with a flying elbow drop for a near fall. Owens counters out of the Rough Ryder and superkicks him down. Owens connects with a Pop-up Powerbomb to win the match. Kevin Owens will keep his spot in the Fatal Four Way.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: * 1/4
Kevin Owens goes out of the ring to yell at Michael Cole. The Intercontinental Championship Fatal Four Way will feature The Miz defending against Cesaro, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens.
Slow motion replays are shown of Enzo Amore getting a concussion at WWE Payback eight days ago.
Renee Young is backstage with Big Cass. She asks how it feels to face a superstar with the accomplishments of Chris Jericho. Big Cass says this is the biggest match of his career and he’s dedicating it to Enzo Amore. Big Cass is doing this for the two of them. He’ll be the only one left standing in the room.
The New Day makes their entrance to the ring. The Vaudevillains are shown in a pre-taped promo saying they are going to bring about a change to the old days when champions were respected. Xavier Woods says they’ll be facing The Vaudevillains at Extreme Rules. Woods says at Extreme Rules, they’ll win with the extreme Booty O. They hold up the Booty O from WrestleMania. Woods sings to the tune of “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. Big E says The Vaudevillains want to go back to a day when people like them weren’t accepted. The crowd thinks they’re talking about the era of racism, but Big E is talking about smartphone users.
The Dudley Boyz make their entrance. They’ll face The New Day, next.
The New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz
We join the match in progress. Bubba Ray Dudley gives Kofi Kingston a suplex. It’s Kingston and Big E representing New Day. Bubba sends Kingston into the corner hard. Bubba talks some trash as the crowd chants, “New Day Rocks.” Kingston avoids a pair of clotheslines and leapfrogs him, but Bubba catches him. Bubba gyrates, but Kingston gets out and dropkicks him down. Big E is tagged in, and he punches Bubba before taking him down with a shoulder block. Big E body splashes him for a near fall. Kingston is tagged in, and he punches Bubba before kneeing away at him. D-Von Dudley is tagged in, and he clubs away at him. D-Von hits a snapmare and applies a neck vice. Kingston elbows out, but D-Von takes him down with a spinning back elbow for a two count. D-Von sends him into the ropes, but Kingston ducks a clothesline and dropkicks him down. Big E is tagged in, and Big E tosses Kingston into D-Von. Big E leapfrogs D-Von and takes him down. Bubba runs in, and Big E gives him Belly-To-Booty. The New Day then starts a unicorn stampede. The Vaudevillains attack Xavier Woods at ringside. In the ring, D-Von turns Kingston inside out with a clothesline for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Dudley Boyz
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The Vaudevillains quickly get in the ring and attack Kingston. They then lay him out with the Whirling Dervish. The Vaudevillains walk off as The New Day collects themselves in the ring.
Big Cass will face Chris Jericho, next.
This Thursday on Smackdown, Sami Zayn and Cesaro will take on Kevin Owens and The Miz. We’ll also see Roman Reigns take on Luke Gallows.
Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho
Someone attacks Chris Jericho during his entrance and steals his jacket. The person gyrates coming down to the ring and gets in. When the lights come on, it is revealed to be Dean Ambrose. Jericho is down on the stage looking stunned. Ambrose plays with the jacket a bit. Jericho screams that it cost $15,000. Ambrose tears it and begins ripping the wiring out. Jericho runs down and attacks him. Jericho grabs the jacket and goes to walk off, but Big Cass stands in his way. Jericho tells him to get out of the way and slaps him. Big Cass grabs him and sends him into the barricade before sending him into the ring with the jacket. Ambrose gives Jericho Dirty Deeds before tearing the jacket in two. Jericho screams in terror and looks like he’s going to weep.
Backstage, Shane and Stephanie McMahon are seen watching what just happened. They trade tacky jokes about the price of Jericho’s jacket. Shane says he really welcomes Stephanie’s new attitude and says they got along well tonight. Stephanie says they could be on an episode of “Ride Along,” but Shane turns it down in a joking fashion. Shane walks out to take a phone call. Stephanie picks up the picture of a young Shane and Vince McMahon and looks at it with a smirk.
Back in the ring, Jericho looks like he’s going to cry as he tries to wear his ripped and ruined jacket. Ambrose just walks off.
Quick Match Results
* Baron Corbin def. Dolph Ziggler
* R-Truth def. Fandango
* Paige def. Charlotte (non-title)
* Sami Zayn def. The Miz (non-title)
* Sin Cara def. Rusev
* Roman Reigns and The Usos def. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles via DQ
* Kevin Owens def. Zack Ryder
* The Dudley Boyz def. The New Day (non-title)
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