Monday Night Raw TV Report for June 13th, 2016
Introduction Segment: Video Promo and In Memoriam
The regular Raw video plays, then we go live to the arena. The roster is out on stage, with the Titantron displaying “We Stand With Orlando” and a ribbon with a combination of rainbow and the United States Flag colors, remembering yesterday’s tragedy. Lillian Garcia requests that everyone stand for a moment of silence.
Segment #2: Arena Promo
Tag-Team Champions The New Day talk about their Fatal-4-Way Tag-Team Championship Match at Money In The Bank this Sunday. Before Kofi can continue, Xavier and Big E. poke fun at his shoes, which they think are “old people” footwear.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass interrupt with their usual intro. After declaring that they will win the Tag Tiles at M.I.T.B., Cass insinuates that the unicorns on their head are used for something else, and also wonders about Kofi’s shoes. He goes on about Francesca – Xavier’s Trombone – saying that Amore had her “out all night.”
The double-entendres continue until The Vaudevillians stop them. Aiden English and Simon Gotch are not fond of these, but English does like singing out (very-well) that they will be the new Tag-Team Champions!
The last team involved – The Club – join. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows make their presence known and want to get started now!
Match #1: Eight-Man Tag-Team – Tag-Team Champions The New Day (Big E. and Kofi Kingston) (with Tag-Team Champion/New Day partner Xavier Woods) and Enzo and Cass VS. The Vaudevillians (Simon Gotch and Aiden English) and The Club (Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows)
Aiden and Kofi are wrestling, with Aiden monkey-flipping Kofi, who lands on his feet and hurricanranas English. Kingston backdrops Simon, and Big E. is in to work over Gotch, who is “unicorn-stomped” in the corner.
Enzo is tagged in but is quickly controlled by Gotch and company. He reverses on Aiden, and makes the hot-tag to Cass, who cleans house with E! Kofi somersaults over the ropes onto English and Gotch!
Big has Gotch locked in an abdominal stretch and “rhythmically spanking” (thanks, Dad!) him! Simon soon regains and gets Luke to help; he and Anderson work over E in their corner. Kofi is tagged back in a bit later and clears the ring. he almost takes this on Karl, but Gallows tagged in and boots, then he and Anderson finish with their double-team ending. Luke covers for the victory!
Winners via Pinfall: The Vaudevillians and The Club
Later tonight, there will be a contract signing between A.J. Styles and John Cena; and The Shield reunite – in a way – as WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and his challenger Seth Rollins will be on their former partner Dean Ambrose’s show, “The Ambrose Asylum.”
Segment #3: Video Promo
The same “Make Darren Young Great Again” from Smackdown! between Darren and Bob Backlund airs.
Segment #4: Office Promo
Stephanie and Shane argue on who is going to control both Raw and Smackdown! when the latter starts its weekly live shows on July 19th. Former Director of Operations Kane, suit-and-all, walks in and presents his case on why he would make a good General Manager. They listen as he gives him
Titus O’Neil starts to make his entrance, but United States Champion Rusev hits him! He kicks Titus in the head and clutches on The Accolade until referees make him break it. Lana gives him the U.S. Championship, which Rusev shoves in O’Neil’s face.
Segment #5: Video Promo
Primo and Epico – The Shining Stars – continue to promote Puerto Rico.
Segment #6: Arena Promo
Dean Ambrose asks for his former friends to come out; first is Seth Rollins, then WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns. All three recall the good times they had, but Seth then turns it into when he decided to quit The Shield and become a big superstar on his own. Reigns puts it back to Rollins that he did not accomplish anything on his own, as he had the help of The Authority, and J & J Security. Seth does put over Reigns’ instead of Ambrose, since Roman defeated Dean, Sheamus, and Triple H to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion, three times; but Rollins says Roman still hasn’t beat him.
Seth walks away but then pushes Dean into Roman; he goes for the Pedigree on Reigns but instead is hit by Ambrose, and then with a Superman Punch from Roman. Dean suddenly spins Reigns around and drives him to the mat with his Dirty Deeds DDT!
Segment #7: Backstage Promo
Stephanie is not pleased with how Dean Ambrose conducted The Shield’s reunion, so she books him to wrestle Chris Jericho tonight.
Match #2: Single – Women’s Champion Charlotte (with Dana Brooke) VS. Paige (Non-Title)
(Note: Natalya and Becky Lynch are on commentary.) This is fast-and-furious, as Paige and Charlotte trade holds and pin combos back-and-forth! Paige governs a lot of this, and when Charlotte is on the outside and distracted, Dana tries to interfere but is doesn’t work! Paige lifts Charlotte up and Ram-Paige DDT’s her, getting the 1 – 2 – 3!
Segment #7: Backstage Promo
Women’s Champion Charlotte berates Dana for messing up her match; she warns Brooke to not let it happen this Sunday at Money In The Bank.
Segment #8: Backstage Promo
Rene Young is with Cesaro, but Sami Zayn interjects himself right away. Cesaro is not pleased with this, and the two bicker, deciding they will settle it in the ring!
Match #3: Single – Zack Ryder VS. Sheamus
Zack governs a lot of this, almost taking it following a top-turnbuckle elbow drop! Ryder measures for the RoughRyder, but Sheamus tosses him into the turnbuckle then hits a Brogue Kick to take this!
Winner via Pinfall: Sheamus
Post-match, Sheamus continues to kick away on Ryder until Apollo Crews, who Sheamus will face at the MITB kick-off shows, runs out and brawls with Sheamus!
Segment #9: Office Promo
Shane and Kane are talking about their history when Kevin Owens walks in. He wants to talk to Stephanie, but she isn’t available, so he rats out Alberto Del Rio for being late. Del Rio barges in, and he and Owens yell in Spanish and French, respectively. Kane tries to settle this by having them tag together against The Lucha Dragons; while they don’t like it, Shane does, and adds that if they lose, then Sin Cara and Kalisto will take their MITB spots instead!
Match #4: Single – Sami Zayn VS. Cesaro
Cesaro and Zayn lockup and trade armlocks. Sami flips over Cesaro and twirls him with a headscissors. Cesaro catches Zayn off a run with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near-fall, then uppercuts him as Zayn springs off the rope!
Cesaro has Zayn clamped in a hold, but Sami snapmares out of it and soars off the turnbuckle with a crossbody for two! Cesaro uppercuts Zayn a few times, then sweeps him up and double-stomps for a very-close one (Zayn looked like he forgot to kick out!) Sami catches a running Cesaro into a Michinoku-Driver, then drags him closer to the corner.
Zayn ascends but Cesaro enziguris and suplexes! Cesaro sets up for the Neutralizer, but Zayn flips out of it and tries the Blue Thunder Bomb; Cesaro gets out of that, but lands on his back after Sami flips over-and-up Cesaro, then into a sunset-flip-powerbomb for the 1 – 2 – 3!
Winner via Pinfall: Sami Zayn
Post-match, the two stare at each other and the briefcase.
Up next, A.J. Styles’ and John Cena’s contract signing!
Segment #10: Arena Promo
Michael Cole brings out John Cena first; he addresses the fans about Money In The Bank and A.J. Styles. He gives “The Phenomenal One” credit for his championships that he’s won across many wrestling promotions in the last fifteen years, and asks him to come out. Styles obliges and mocks Cena, but John dresses him down for not committing to one-on-one like so many people have wanted to see for the last fifteen years to prove who is “the best.”
A.J. retorts that if he was in WWE fifteen years ago, then Cena would not be where he is now! Cena offers two different contracts; one is just A.J. Styles VS. John Cena, and one is John Cena VS. A.J. Styles (w/ The Club). Cena demands Styles to “man-up” and prove that he can without help. Again, A.J. obliges and signs the paper without The Club’s name on it; they have agreed to a strictly one-on-one match at Money In The Bank!
Match #5: Tag-Team – Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens VS. The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto)
(Stipulation: If Del Rio and Owens do not win, they will be replaced in M.I.T.B. with The Lucha Dragons.)
Alberto is aggressive right away on Kalisto, hanging him upside down in the corner and pounding away with kicks and punches. Owens orders him to stop so they don’t get disqualified, and then they switch. Kevin and Del Rio continue to play games with each other, until The Luchas double-dive through the ropes onto them to the floor!
Kalisto is perched on the top turnbuckle and soars off with a seated-senton to Alberto! He is quickly taken over, and Owens and Alberto dominate, albeit not cohesively. Del Rio shoves Owens to the outside, but eats Solida-Del-Sol right after! Alberto rolls to the floor, but Kevin puts him back in the ring to avoid the count-out.
Cara capitalizes with a Senton-Bomb, but Kevin breaks up the pin. Both Del Rio and Kalisto are hurled into the barricade, and Owens drives Sin to the canvas with his Pop-Up Powerbomb to retain their spots in MITB!
Winners via Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens
Post-match, Alberto smacks Kevin with a kick to his face!
Segment #11: Video Promo
Intercontinental Champion The Miz is on Facebook and says that he is working hard on his movie, “The Marine 5.”
Segment #12: Backstage Promo
Stephanie is fine with Kevin Owens being on commentary, since Sami Zayn is courtesy of Shane.
Segment #13: Office Promo
Steph and Shane keep quarreling over running Raw and Smackdown!. They decide that Kane is not fit to be the one to do so, and Kane walks in, overhearing. He wonders from Shane if it had to do with that “cables to the testicles thing,” which Shane implies that had an effect on his decision. Kane walks away, and then Shane and Steph make Cesaro a ring announcer and Alberto a timekeeper for Jericho and Ambrose’s main-event match!
It is announced that Sami, Dean, and Cesaro will wrestle Jericho, Owens, and Del Rio this week on Smackdown!
Cesaro announces Chris Jericho for the main-event, next!
Match #6: Single – Chris Jericho VS. Dean Ambrose
Dean punches away on Jericho, but Chris chops back. He goes to the apron, but Dean hits him to the floor and follows with a dive through the ropes! Ambrose rips the headphones off Kevin Owens, but is chucked into the barricade by Jericho.
In the ring, Jericho tries Walls of Jericho, but Ambrose twists out of it. Chris dropkicks Dean to the floor, and Sami, Del Rio, Owens, and Cesaro faceoff!
Jericho and Ambrose go back-and-forth for a bit; Chris tries a move from the top turnbuckle, but Dean tosses him off. He dives, but Jericho traps him in the Walls of Jericho instead, but Ambrose manages to get to the bottom rope for a break! Jericho runs but gets a clothesline! “The Lunatic Fringe” climbs the turnbuckle again and kicks Jericho away; he subsequently dives with a standing-elbow for two!
Jericho and Dean roll through each other’s moves, and Dean finally plants Jericho with his Dirty Deeds DDT to get the victory!
Winner via Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Post-match, all six men in the Money In The Bank Ladder match fight, and Jericho is left alone to climb the ladder and unleash the briefcase, symbolizing a potential victory this Sunday, to close the show!
End of Raw.