Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, February 15th, 2016 (USA Network)
Location: The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show opens with highlights from the contract signing for WWE Fastlane involving Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. We then see Lesnar and Ambrose brawling with Reigns later getting involved last week on RAW.
We go live to Anaheim where WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose walks out to kick off the show tonight. We get a plug for WWE Fastlane this Sunday night featuring Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns with the winner moving on to WrestleMania 32 to face Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Ambrose grabs a mic and says he is in for the fight of his life this Sunday. He said that is Sunday and tonight is Monday Night RAW. Ambrose said he learned as a kid that when the biggest bully comes at you, he did what he had to do and he has a feeling that the beast is pretty angry with “old Deano.” He said we might be in sunny California, but he heard an F5 might be rolling through tonight so Lesnar can finish what he started. Ambrose calls out “the big gorilla” Lesnar. Stephanie McMahon walks out instead.
Stephanie grabs a mic and is confused why Ambrose would be touting his “lack of performance” against Brock Lesnar last week and how he had to rely on Roman Reigns to get in a cheap shot from behind. She said we will find out this Sunday at Fastlane if Ambrose can overcome both Lesnar and Reigns to face her husband, The Game, in the main event of WrestleMania. Ambrose said he understands how this goes and he’d rather get to the fighting instead. Stephanie asks the crowd if they want to see Ambrose take an F5 tonight. The crowd cheers. Stephanie says how awkward of the crowd to cheer that. She announces that tonight F5 stands for Fatal 5 Way as Ambrose’s WWE Intercontinental Championship will be on the line. Before she leaves, Stephanie said if Roman Reigns interferes in the match tonight then Ambrose will be disqualified from competing in the triple threat match this Sunday night at Fastlane. She wonders how Reigns will play it tonight – save your friend and increase your chances at Fastlane. Stephanie backs off and announces the title match is up right now.
Kevin Owens, Stardust, Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler are out next.
Fatal 5 Way – WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Stardust vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Dolph Ziggler
We are back live and a big brawl breaks out with everyone involved. Stardust is working over Ambrose on the ropes. Breeze jumps in as well. Owens and Ziggler are brawling on the outside with Ziggler tossing Owens up on the announce table. Ambrose tosses Breeze out and clotheslines Stardust. Ambrose with a high elbow to Stardust from the corner and then plants him with a quick scoop slam. Ambrose with a missile dropkick to Stardust off the top rope. Owens drops Ambrose quickly jumping back in the ring. Owens with clubbing blows to the head of Ambrose. Ambrose with right hands to Owens. Owens pulls Ambrose face first into the corner and gets in repeated stomps. Ambrose gets a boot up on Owens and pulls down the top rope sending Owens over. Ziggler with a huge dropkick on Ambrose as Ambrose was doing for a suicide dive. Ziggler with a splash in the corner and a flying elbow combo over Ambrose. Ambrose sends Ziggler over the top rope. Stardust with a sitdown bomb on Ambrose. Breeze with a dropkick to Stardust. Owens levels Breeze with a clothesline. Owens powerbombs Breeze over the top rope taking out Ziggler and Stardust. Ambrose witha kick to Owens. Ambrose counters a Pop Up Powerbomb and hits a suicide dive on Ziggler, Stardust and Breeze on the outside. Ambrose with a swinging neckbreaker on Owens, goes up top and connects with a flying elbow. Stardust breaks up the pinfall and tosses Ambrose into the steel ring steps. Breeze with a kick to Stardust as we head to a break.
We are back live as Ambrose is getting in jabs and chops to Stardust. Ambrose drops Stardust with repeated clotheslines, corner elbow and a running bulldog. Stardust cuts off Ambrose up on the top rope. Ambrose headbutts Stardust away. Breeze with a right to Ambrose. Ambrose fights him off. Ziggler jumps up and brings Ambrose down with a facebuster. Breeze sends Ziggler shoulder first into the post. Stardust with a kick to Breeze, misses one on Owens and Owens with a superkick to Stardust. Owens hooks the leg of Ambrose and gets a two count. Owens with cannonballs to Breeze, Ziggler and Stardust. Breeze with a superkick and spinning kick to Owens. The pinfall gets broken up immediately. A “THIS IS AWESOME” chant breaks out. Ambrose tosses Breeze over the top rope, eats an uppercut from Stardust, bounces off the ropes and levels Stardust with a big clothesline. Zig Zag on Ambrose as Ambrose brought Stardust down with Dirty Deeds. Owens with a Pop Up Powerbomb on Breeze, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall!
Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kevin Owens
After the match, we see a shot of a shocked Dean Ambroes as Kevin Owens grabs the WWE Intercontinental Championship and holds it up laughing.
AJ Styles vs. The Miz is announced for later tonight.
Brie Bella will take part in an exclusive interview.
We are back live as Renee Young catches up with Dean Ambrose. Ambrose talks about being angry, frustrated and not at all surprised by The Authority. He promises to win this Sunday and he will face Triple H at WrestleMania with “nothing to lose.”
Kevin Owens walks up and says he told everyone that this was his WWE Intercontinental Championship and wants recognition from Renee Young. He wants her to tell the world that he was right. Ziggler walks up clapping congratulating him on the “job done.” Owens tells Ziggler to get out of his spotlight. Ziggler brings up beating Owens in the last few weeks and why he deserves to get a title shot this Sunday at Fastlane. Owens says, “Nah.”
The New Day is out next in Anaheim. The Cutting Edge Peep Show takes place this Sunday at Fastlane featuring New Day as the special guests on the WWE Network.
New Day has mics in hand as we return live. Big E said the last time Edge and Christian “stepped to your boys they totally reeked of bootay.” Kofi Kington said you do not bring a kazoo to a trombone fight. Xavier Woods said it isn’t a real instrument. Big E said they are really here to talk about Mark Henry walking out on the New Day. Kofi talks about how Henry could have been the World’s Strongest Unicorn and is instead the World’s Largest Booty Hole. Mark Henry’s music hits and he walks out for the next match.
Mark Henry vs. Big E w/ New Day
Henry with a big slam on Big E early. New Day with a distraction allowing Big E to get in shots on Henry on the outside including driving him into the ring barricade. Big E yells, “I’m his daddy now!” Big E tosses Henry back in and stomps away in the corner. Woods gets on the trombone on the outside as Big E connects with a big splash over Henry. Henry kicks out after two. Big E with a second splash over Henry and Henry again kicks out. Big E picks up Henry and is trying to apply an abdominal stretch. Henry counters with a hip toss and repeated clotheslines. Henry with a big powerslam on Big E. Woods jumps up on the ring apron playing his trombone. Henry knocks him off into Kofi. Henry with a big boot on Big E. Big E has Henry up on his shoulders showing his power getting ready to hit the Big Ending. Henry rolls off the shoulders of Big E and is clutching his ribs. Big E covers Henry for the win.
Winner: Big E
After the match, we can see the referee attending to Mark Henry who might have injured his ribs. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods jump in to celebrate with Big E.
Up next is an exclusive interview with Brie Bella.
Brie Bella Interview
Brie Bella is out next to talk with Byron Saxton. We see footage from Daniel Bryan’s retirement last week on RAW. Back live, Brie said last week was very hard for Daniel, but he was able to turn a bad situation into a positive. Charlotte’s music hits to cut her off.
The WWE Divas Champion has a mic in hand as Ric Flair joins her. Charlotte said she was blown away by Daniel’s retirement speech last week. She said she can speak for everyone that we won’t see another Superstar like Daniel Bryan. Charlotte said he really was in a league of his own. Brie corrects her saying “he is in a league of his own.” Charlotte said it isn’t like he died or something so silly her. Brie said he’s looking forward to the next chapter of his life. Charlotte said you really have to live every day like it is your last. She understands if Brie has to forfeit for Fastlane and that most women would want to be at home with their husband. Charlotte said it might be a little selfish. Brie said Daniel supports her 100 percent. Charlotte said Daniel and Brie must really need the money. Brie said Charlotte claimed to have injured her sister Nikki and now she’s attacking Daniel. Charlotte said she never attacked Daniel. She tells Brie she needs to go home. “I don’t need you. They certainly don’t need you,” adds Charlotte. She said her sister and Daniel need Brie. Brie said she isn’t an “easy beat” at Fastlane and is disgusted at the champion Charlotte has become. Charlotte tells her father to leave the ring. She gets in Brie’s face and hopes she remembers this moment giving her the opportunity to walk away. Charlotte says Brie will have a goat faced baby with Daniel. Brie tackles Charlotte and gets in repeated kicks to the chest as the fans chant “YES” along with her. Charlotte bails out and is helped up by Ric Flair.
Big Show vs. Braun Strowman is plugged for later tonight.
Chris Jericho is out next to join commentary.
We see actor Gerard Butler at ringside tonight.
AJ Styles vs. The Miz
Miz attacks Styles immediately when Styles was getting inside the ring. Miz stomps away at Styles and drops some big left hands. The referee gets Miz to back off, checks on Styles and officially calls for the bell. Styles with an elbow to Miz, goes for a right and Miz backs off quickly. Miz with a low knee and kick to the face of Styles. Miz with big lefts. Miz applies pressure to the back of Styles’ neck with his knee. Miz drives his knee into the lower back of Styles and applies a headlock. Miz with a inverted DDT and neckbreaker combo on Styles. Styles with a roll up on Miz for a two count. Miz with another inverted DDT, Styles counters a neckbreaker into a backslide pin for a two count and Styles fires back with kicks. Miz dropkicks Styles through the ropes sending Styles flying into the ring barricade. Miz bails and starts pointing at Jericho at ringside. Styles springboards off the steel steps and hits Miz.
We are back live as we see Miz up top and catching Styles with a quick shot. Styles counters and catches Miz with a big boot in the corner. Styles with a clothesline, high elbow and a running elbow to the head of Miz. Styles with a splash to Miz in the corner and then drops Miz over his knee from an abdominal stretch position. Miz drops Styles face first and gets a two count. Styles counters a Skull Crushing Finale into a roll up for two. Styles with repeatedy body shots, another roll up and Miz again kicks out. Styles with a Pele Kick to Miz, forearm to the head during the pin and Miz kicks out. Styles drops Miz jaw first off the top rope. Miz launches Styles to the ring apron. Styles with his springboard flying forearm to Miz, hooks the leg and Miz again kicks out. Skull Crushing Finale on Styles. Styles somehow kicks out and Miz can’t believe it. Styles locks on the Calf Crusher. Miz taps out.
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match, Chris Jericho grabs a mic and goes to talk to AJ Styles when Styles cuts him off. Styles said Jericho got his win last week on Smackdown, but it’s “eating you up inside that the great Chris Jericho was beaten by me in my first WWE match.” He offers up a third match that the world wants to see at Fastlane this Sunday. Jericho gets inside the ring as a “Y2J” chant breaks out. He said the match sounds like a good idea, but adds he isn’t sure if he wants to wrestle Styles again and offers up an answer this Thursday night on Smackdown.
The Dudley Boyz are up next.
The Dudley Boyz: “The tables are gone forever”
We are back live as The Dudley Boyz head to the ring. They tease taking a table out from under the ring and D-Von puts it back under the ring. Bubba Ray grabs a mic and laughs about the fans thinking they were going to get the tables. He calls out The Usos because they have something he thinks they should hear. Bubba reminds himself what happened on RAW last Monday with The Dudley’s putting them through tables. We see footage from RAW last Monday night of the attack on The Usos.
Back live, Bubba and D-Von are smiling as D-Von grabs the mic. D-Von said The Usos are just like “you people.” He said they all thought it was going to be the good old Dudley Boyz after being gone the last 10 years. D-Von said they aren’t some farewell tour. “We are – whether you like it or not – the baddest tag team on the planet.” Bubba said if you didn’t see Smackdown he has some news: the tables are gone forever. He said the bright side is you could always go on the WWE Network and pull up the best of The Dudley’s. Bubba wants the tag title reigns to be remembered the most and not some piece of furniture. The crowd starts up a “WE WANT TABLES” chant. Bubba said those chants now fall on deaf ears. “We don’t give a damn what you chant,” adds Bubba. D-Von closes with his testify line.
Paige is up next.
Paige vs. Summer Rae
Summer with shoves to Paige. Summer with a roll up for two. Summer with a quick arm drag. Summer with a flipping takedown on Paige with some rights. Paige with a quick kick to the body and trips up Summer. Paige with a high knee to the jaw of Summer. Paige with big knee lifts to the chest of Summer from the ring apron. Summer drops Paige and gets in a quick leg drop. Summer chokes Paige with her boot in the corner. Summer keeps Paige grounded with a modified headlock. Paige counters out. Paige with body kicks and finishes off with a big body kick. Paige with a high knee in the corner and then another running knee. Paige covers and Summer kicks out. Summer rolls up Paige and gets the pinfall!
Winner: Summer Rae
After the match, Paige smiles and Summer screams, “I told you!”
Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton plug Fastlane this Sunday on the WWE Network.
We see Paul Heyman heading to the arena and Cole said he has something to say.
Brock Lesnar returns to WWE Smackdown this Thursday night. Lesnar will also be appearing on ESPN SportsCenter tomorrow night with Jonathan Coachman.
Paul Heyman has something to say to Roman Reigns
Paul Heyman is in the ring with a mic representing Brock Lesnar. Heyman said this Sunday night the WWE Network will offer you live coverage of a most historic triple threat match. He talks about the winner moving on to face Triple H at WrestleMania in the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Heyman is aware Roman Reigns is in the back and asks him nicely to come out right now so he can say something right to his face.
Roman Reigns’ music hits and he walks out through the crowd. Reigns gets in the ring and Heyman extends his hand. Reigns shakes it. Heyman wants to thank him for coming out and wants to say the following with the utmost respect: “this Sunday night you know that I feel that you can’t get by my beast Brock Lesnar.” He adds not even Dean Ambrose or the two of them combined. Heyman said Reigns probably dreams about winning this Sunday night, headlining WrestleMania and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this year so he can go home to his family to say “daddy did it.” He brings up both Lesnar and Ambrose being in the way of that dreams and Reigns has a choice to make: your daughter or your best friend. Heyman adds Reigns can’t keep his promise to his daughter and still maintain a “brother” in Ambrose. He said some people choose friends over family and they end up in divorce court. Heyman said Brock Lesnar is Reigns’ enemy…but so is Dean Ambrose. Reigns says Heyman is good and thanks him shaking his hand. He said no one says what they are thinking right to someone’s face. Reigns said he made a choice a long time ago and he’s willing to pay the price – just like Dean Ambrose. He talks about beating Ambrose before and never beating Lesnar. Reigns said Heyman is right: everything is on the line this Sunday at Fastlane. He promises to win this Sunday and move on to WrestleMania to beat Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. “And now I know that you believe that,” adds Reigns. Reigns shakes his hand and Heyman backs off.
The Dudley Boyz hit the ring and start attacking Reigns. Bubba and D-Von stomp away at Reigns and then throw some big right hands. D-Von picks up Reigns throwing more rights. Reigns starts fighting back. Reigns with headbutt to D-Von. Bubba Ray with a big boot that levels Reigns. The Dudley’s drop more right hands. Dean Ambrose runs out and hits the ring. Ambrose with a huge tackle on Bubba Ray. Ambrose with rights to D-Von. D-Von with a knee. Superman Punch on D-Von. Bubba teases getting back in and jumps back down. WWE officials run down and tell The Dudley’s to back off.
Reigns and Ambrose embrace. Ambrose then grabs Reigns and teases giving him Dirty Deeds. Reigns breaks free. Ambrose smiles and points at the WrestleMania sign. Reigns smiles back and extends his fist. They embrace again as Ambrose heads to the corner. Reigns keeps an eye on Ambrose as he exits the ring.
Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award will be presented next week. We will find out who will be the recipient of this award next week on RAW.
Footage of The Wyatt Family attacking Big Show is shown. The Wyatt’s want to take out the “biggest Titans” of WWE. Big Show vs. Braun Strowman is later tonight.
We return live with Zack Ryder already inside the ring.
Heath Slater w/ The Social Outcasts vs. Zack Ryder
Lock up and Slater quickly pushes Ryder to the corner. Slater bails and takes a victory lap along with the rest of The Social Outcasts (Bo Dallas, Adam Rose and Curtis Axel) at ringside. Back in the ring, Ryder levels Slater with a big dropkick. Ryder with a shoulder block and a huge clothesline on Slater. Ryder tosses Slater to the corner. Ryder gets double knees up to the face of Slater in the corner and connects with a missile dropkick. Ryder drops Slater in the corner and connects with his corner Broski Boot. Ryder hooks the leg and Slater kicks out. Ryder flips over the top rope taking out all members of The Social Outcasts at ringside. Ryder tosses Slater back in. Bo distracts Ryder. Slater with a heel kick and jumping DDT on Ryder. Slater hooks the leg for the win.
Winner: Heath Slater
Earlier tonight, we see R-Truth on a date when Goldust walks up dressed as a waiter. Truth tells him to leave them alone. Goldust offers up a bottle of champagne. Goldust opens up the bottle and sprays it all over Truth’s date.
Kevin Owens defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler has been added to the card for WWE Fastlane this Sunday night.
The Lucha Dragons & Neville vs. The League of Nations (Sheamus, Rusev & Alberto Del Rio) w/ King Barrett
Kalisto defends the WWE United States Championship against Alberto Del Rio during the WWE Fastlane Kickoff show this Sunday on the WWE Network.
We start with Kalisto and Rusev. Kalisto with body kicks early. Kalisto with a huricanrana takedown. Alberto Del Rio in to trip up Kalisto. Sin Cara dropkicks Del Rio out. Sheamus tosses Kalisto to the ring apron. League of Nations is all outside the ring. The Lucha Dragons and Neville all jump out of the ring and take out Sheamus, Del Rio and Rusev.
We are back live as we see Rusev slamming Kalisto down. Rusev tosses Kalisto out and then sends him right into the ring barricade. Tag to Sheamus who stomps away at Kalisto. Sheamus drops Kalisto over the top rope, pulls the referee back and Del Rio with a cheap shot in on Kalisto. Sheamus with forearm shots to the chest of Kalisto on the outside. Back inside the ring, Sheamus with a shot to Neville and then goes back to work on Kalisto. Kalisto counters a vertical suplex by Sheamus into a DDT! Tags to Del Rio and Sin Cara. Sin Cara kicks Del Rio in the face, goes up top, jumps and connects. Sin Cara knocks Rusev off the corner and takes down Del Rio with a huricanrana. Sin Cara with repeated body shots to Del Rio and connects with a springboard moonsault for a two count. Sheamus levels Kalisto. Neville superkicks Sheamus. Rusev superkicks Neville. Kalisto takes Rusev over the top rope to the outside. Sin Cara with an elbow to Del Rio, launches him over the top rope and connects with a suicide dive sending Del Rio into the ring barricade. Barrett distracts Sin Cara allowing Del Rio to kick Sin Cara in the head. Sin Cara is wrapped up in the second rope in the middle. Del Rio comes off the top rope with his double stomp. Del Rio gets the pinfall.
Winners: The League of Nations
A video package for Black History Month looking at Booker T airs.
Footage is shown of Naomi and Tamina attacking Becky Lynch earlier tonight.
Becky Lynch takes on Naomi next.
Backstage, Alberto Del Rio challenges Kalisto to a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match for the already scheduled WWE United States Championship match at Fastlane on Sunday.
Becky Lynch vs. Naomi w/ Tamina
Becky Lynch with a huge overhead suplex on Naomi early sending Naomi to the outside. Naomi with a kick to the head of Lynch from the ring apron. Naomi with repeated body kicks on Becky and then drops a big leg drop. Becky dumps Naomi in the corner countering a bulldog attempt. Becky with a shot on Tamina. Becky and Naomi exchange roll ups. Becky gets her extended armbar applied. Naomi taps out.
Winner: Becky Lynch
After the match, Tamina attacks Becky Lynch from behind. Naomi gets in some slaps on Becky with help from Tamina. Tamina levels Becky with a clothesline. Sasha Banks walks out removing her earrings and starts circling the ring. Tamina with a samoan drop on Becky. Naomi and Tamina bail and laugh at Sasha. Becky tells them to keep running.
Big Show vs. Braun Strowman is up next.
Brock Lesnar returns to Smackdown this Thursday night on the USA Network. Also scheduled for Smackdown is Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. The Dudley Boyz.
The Wyatt Family is out now for our main event. Before the match, Bray Wyatt said freedom awaits everyone from the future of a dying world. Wyatt said this world is a slave. He talks about people tweeting thoughts and keeping an eye on “followers” to see if they agree on Twitter. Wyatt said his followers will go with him anywhere and all he asks if for you to bow to him. “Bow to me…bow to me,” says Wyatt. He said everyone has to make a choice or he will be forced to make a choice for you – just like he had to make a choice for Kane, Ryback and just like his brother will have to make a choice for the Big Show tonight. Strowman grabs the mic and adds, “Wake up…or run.”
Big Show walks out next.
Big Show vs. Braun Strowman w/ The Wyatt Family
Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan exit the ring as Big Show enters. Lock up and Strowman breaks free. Another lock up and Strowman with a knee, big shots and more knees to Big Show in the corner. Big Show with an elbow and body shots to Strowman. Big Show with a huge chop to Strowman. Strowman responds with a big right hand. Strowman easily takes down Big Show with a huge clothesline. Strowman attempts a suplex. Big Show counters and drops Strowman with a suplex of his own. Rowan is in and gets tackled by Big Show. Harper jumps in attacking Big Show and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Big Show
After the match, Ryback runs out taking out Harper and Rowan at ringside. Harper and Rowan are back in as Wyatt tries to fight off Ryback. Strowman and Rowan keep Ryback down. The Wyatt’s attack both Ryback and Big Show. Ryback and Big Show are down. Kane’s pyro goes off on all four corners. Kane crawls up from under the ring. Kane pushes Rowan over the top rope. Kane with a shot to Strowman. Ryback with a clothesline on Wyatt. Big Show and Kane send Strowman over the top rope. Kane and Big Show with a double chokeslam on Harper. Big Show, Kane and Ryback stand tall as The Wyatt’s start backing up the ramp. Kane drops his arms and pyro goes off in the entrance area.
A new Stone Cold Podcast with the Big Show is live next on the WWE Network.