Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon: RAW Results #RAW

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back with this week's RAW Recap Edition. 

This week's RAW was live in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tonight's show was the go home show to this Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules pay per view. Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Kevin Owens and WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz, get ready for their fatal four way at Extreme Rules. Epico and Primo debut with their new Shining Stars gimmick. Becky Lynch battled Dana Brooke in women's division action. Goldust and R-Truth battled Fandango and Tyler Breeze in tag team action. The Usos battled Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in tag team action. Devon Dudley faced Big Cass in one on one action. WWE United States Champion, Kalisto battled Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match. Charlotte and Nattie Neidhart closed out RAW with a contract signing for their WWE Extreme Rules Submission Match.

*** RAW ***

- AJ Styles Promo: Styles kicked off RAW in the ring with a microphone. Styles wants to let everyone know that he's sick of Roman Reigns and the public calling him a liar because everyone thinks he's going to use Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to help him win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Extreme Rules. Styles goes over his phenomenal career and how he's gotten to where he is on his own and never needed help. Roman Reigns' music hits and out comes the champion. Reigns says it doesn't matter what Styles has accomplished until he wins the WWE World Championship. Styles says he's going to be THE guy that beats Reigns on Sunday. Both men go over what they will do to the other at Extreme Rules and how The Club and The Usos will be watching their backs. The Club and The Usos arrive and we have a six man stare down. Styles punches Reigns and then joins The Club on the floor. Both teams continue to stare each other down to end the segment.

- Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro: The Miz and Kevin Owens were on commentary. The match closes out with Owens and Miz brawling on the floor as Zayn and Cesaro look on. All four men end up together in the ring and a brawl breaks out, forcing the referee to throw out the match. After the match, Shane McMahon's music hits and out he comes. Shane makes this a tag team match with Owens and The Miz vs. Zayn and Cesaro. Stephanie McMahon arrives and says she likes Shane's idea, but let's make it interesting and swap partners. It'll be Owens and Zayn vs. The Miz and Cesaro. Shane likes the idea and the match starts now.
Winner: No Contest

- Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. The Miz and Cesaro: The match closes out with Cesaro hitting a series of European uppercuts on Zayn. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but gets tossed to the floor by Miz. Miz attempts the Cesaro Swing, but Cesaro is back in and hits Miz's Skull Crushing Finale on Miz. Zayn hits Helluva Kick on Miz and scores the pinfall. After the match, Owens drops Zayn with a super kick.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho is still upset about Dean Ambrose destroying his jacket. Jericho says he's giving Ambrose the opportunity to apologize tonight.

- The Shining Stars vs. Scott Jackson and Brian Kennedy: Primo and Epico return with their new gimmick. The match closes out with Epico hitting a German suplex and a brain buster. Epico tags in Primo and they hit their double team finisher called The Shining Star to score the pinfall.
Winners: The Shining Stars, by pinfall.

- Dean Ambrose Promo: Ambrose immediately calls out Chris Jericho. Jericho arrives and wants an apology, because Ambrose destroyed a piece of WWE history. Ambrose challenges Jericho to a match at Extreme Rules, which Jericho accepts. Jericho says he will have no remorse when he destroys Ambrose and gives him the gift of Jericho. Ambrose says he has a gift for Jericho too and introduces a steel cage with weapons hanging from the cage inside that their match will take place in. Ambrose says he talked to Shane McMahon and Shane approved the first ever Asylum Steel Cage Match. Ambrose promises Jericho will never be the same again after this match.

- Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke: The match closes out with Becky hitting a big forearm on Dana and follows up with an exploder suplex for a near fall. Becky gets cut off on the top rope by Dana. Becky counters Dana's finisher, but Dana counters Becky's counter with a rollup to score the pinfall.
Winner: Dana Brooke, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Shane and Stephanie McMahon talk about not being on the same page with the Asylum Match announcement. The Dudley Boys arrive and remind the McMahon's that some of the Attitude Era guys like them can still go in the New Era. Shane gives them a one on one match against Big Cass, but they'll have to decide who'll face him.

- Goldust and R-Truth vs. Fandango and Tyler Breeze: The match closes out with Fandango and Truth colliding and both go down. Fandango is up and gets tossed to the floor. Breeze ducks a Truth attack and Truth accidentally knocks out Goldust. Breeze capitalizes and scores the pinfall. After the match, Truth tries to explain to Goldust what happened.
Winners: Fandango and Tyler Breeze, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Goldust tells Truth that's why he didn't want to team with him. Truth says to give it one more try. Fandango and Tyler Breeze interrupt and make fun of Goldust and Truth. Goldust agrees with Truth to try again.

- The New Day Promo: The New Day cut a promo on The Vaudevillians. The New Day reveal a time machine and pretend to go back in time when Kofi had a Jamaican accent. Next they pretend to time travel to black and white days. The Vaudevillians attack The New Day from behind, beat them down and destroy their time machine.

- The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: AJ Styles and Roman Reigns both arrive and stand in each teams corner. The match closes out with a Samoan Drop and a Rikishi Splash on Anderson for a near fall. Anderson lands a kick and some corner punches. Anderson goes for a superplex, but Jimmy counters and drops Anderson. Anderson hits a spine buster for a near fall. All hell breaks loose and we have a brawl. The Usos hit the Uso Splash and score the pinfall.
After the match, Styles and Reigns have a stare down until Gallows attacks Reigns. Styles grabs a steel chair, but Reigns punches Styles. Reigns lands a chair shot on Styles and a Superman Punch on Gallows and Anderson. Styles gut shots Reigns with the steel chair and then lands a series of chair shots to the back. Styles drops Reigns with the Styles Clash on the steel chair and stands tall over Reigns.
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall.

- Big Cass vs. Devon Dudley: The match closes out with Devon in full control on Cass. Bubba gets on the apron and Devon almost hits Bubba. Cass hits a big boot on Bubba and then the East River Crossing on Devon to score the pinfall.
Winner: Big Cass, by pinfall.

- Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio: Rusev comes out of nowhere, beats down Sin Cara backstage and drags him out to the RAW stage for Kalisto to watch. Kalisto hits a springboard on Del Rio, followed by a senton. Kalisto hits a cork screw and gets a near fall on Del Rio. Kalisto gets distracted as Rusev slams Sin Cara into the ring post. Del Rio hits the Back Stabber on Kalisto and scores the pinfall. After the match, Rusev thrust kicks Kalisto and locks Kalisto in The Accolade submission. WWE Officials have to force Rusev off of Kalisto.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio, by pinfall.

- WWE Women's Championship Contract Signing: Stephanie and Shane McMahon are in the ring and go to introduce Charlotte, however, Ric Flair interrupts. Flair says he's introducing Charlotte and does. Charlotte enters the ring and Shane introduces Nattie Neidhart next. Nattie signs the contract and is hoping to face the same Charlotte she faced in NXT but knows she no longer exists. Charlotte says the fans in Flair country came to see her, she could punch all her friends and still get cheered by the fans. The fans boo Charlotte which makes her irate. Charlotte mocks Nattie until Shane makes her sign the contract. Charlotte gets mad because she notices a line in the contract that states that if Ric Flair goes anywhere near the ring then Charlotte forfeits the title to Nattie. Shane calls for security to escort Flair out now and Stephanie says it's not personal just business.
Flair says he tried to like Stephanie because Triple H is her husband, but she is a horrible business woman. Shane stands up for Stephanie and Flair takes off his jacket ready to fight. Shane says he respects Flair too much to fight him, but Stephanie doesn't and slaps Flair. Security take Flair, Charlotte goes after Stephanie, but gets tackled by Nattie and locked in the Sharpshooter submission.
Charlotte taps out and Nattie finally releases Charlotte. Nattie holds up Charlotte's title as Charlotte and Flair leave ringside to end the show.

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