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*Insert Donald Trump voice* This weeks Monday Night Raw is going to be huge! Coming to us live from the home of WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, the American Airlines Center, and my oh my the card for expected Superstars is stacked to say the least. Scheduled appearances by Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels(my personal all-time favorite), and last but not least the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair! I'm sure the WWE wanted to make the Dallas area excited for WrestleMania coming next year, and a litany of WWE Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers in Taker and Lesnar is certainly one way to make things exciting. We are one week away from Hell in a Cell so things are certain to get interesting. What will Rollins' final words be before facing The Demon Kane for the WWE World Heavyweight Title? Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt will be getting prepared for their clash inside the cell at Hell in a Cell, and what is next with the odd pairing of Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton as they prepare to take on The Wyatt Family this Sunday. It is certainly looking to be a fantastic Raw, and how could it not be with who is set to appear?
PROMO: The glass shatters and out come "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to start out the show. That's how you know it'll be a big one! For the first time in four years, The Rattlesnake is live on RAW! He starts off by saying he started in Dallas back in 1998. Austin then reminds us all that after the show on the WWE Network he'll have Lesnar on his podcast which is sure to be amazing. The Rattlesnake then introduces The Undertaker to Dallas! What an amazing sight to see Austin and Taker in the ring again. Taker takes in the loud and proud "UNDER-TAKER" chants. Taker says he and Brock have one last battle, and that the depths of hell will look like the gates of heaven compared to where he will take Brock on Sunday. Of course out comes Lesnar himself! Austin, Taker, and then Lesnar one after the other. How can it get better? Heyman stops Lesnar on the stage and introduces himself and Lesnar. Heyman brings up the point that both men are stepping into the cell with revenge on their mind. Taker wants revenge for Mania, and Lesnar wants revenge for SummerSlam. Taker responds by saying that's where Heyman is wrong. He says "When you take everything from a man, then that man ends up fighting with nothing to lose." He then waves his finger for Lesnar to come to the ring and Lesnar heads that way! Another brawl in Dallas?! Lesnar hops on the apron, laughs, and then walks towards the back leaving Taker standing tall in the ring. RAW starts off HUGE!
MATCH: John Cena & The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day
So.. I guess this means no United States Championship Open Challenge tonight for Cena as he teams with the Dudleys to take on The New Day who left all three men out cold to end RAW a few weeks ago.
This match starts off with Bubba and Kofi. Bubba uses a judo throw and splash in the corner combined with his punches and classic elbow. D-Von then comes in. After a double team elbow by the Dudleys, Kofi and company head to the outside of the ring and call for a timeout.
We return to action with The New Day taking a page from Stone Cold and stomping a mud hole in John Cena. Kofi goes for a cover, but only gets a two-count. Kofi tags in Woods, and he gets a two-count as well. Woods tags in Big E, and Big E hits a big side slam for a two-count. Big E taunts the Dudleys, giving Cena time, and Cena hits a dropkick although he cannot capitalize. Big E hits a big slam, and goes for a splash but misses. Cena gets D-Von and Big E gets Kofi. D-Von clears the ring and goes for a pin, but gets two. Big E and Bubba battle on the outside along with Cena and Kofi. In the ring, Woods pulls the tights and gets the win over D-Von. A brawl then breaks out between the teams. Where Woods gets put through a table.. Again.
RESULT: The New Day wins via pin fall.
THOUGHTS: Good match! I love The New Day, but it is almost a given they will lose to the Dudleys this Sunday. And since Cena is taking a leave of absence(reportedly) its only assumed he will lose his title at HIAC as well to his mystery opponent. Nonetheless, this was a good match and the table spot was awesome!
They then announce that Randy Orton was again injured at the hands of The Wyatts, and he may not be able to compete at HIAC.
PROMO: Renee Young is interviewing Dean Ambrose asking about Randy Orton. Dean says that it is not rumors, The Wyatts got to Orton. He is not waiting until Sunday, he is hunting The Wyatts tonight.
MATCH: Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi
Sasha starts off against Alicia Fox. Alicia starts with the upper hand, and quickly eats a dropkick at the feet of Sasha. The Boss tags in Naomi. After a sweet double team move Naomi gets a two-count.
We come back from break with Alicia Fox beating on Naomi. Alicia quickly tags in Nikki who gets a two-count after a double team move. Nikki then puts a chin-lock on in the middle of the ring. Nikki looking very impressive after a lot of kicks, and then a drop kick. Alicia gets back in the ring, and I cannot believe they are letting Alicia dominate anyone especially Naomi. Naomi finally gets the upper hand, but cannot get a tag after Nikki interrupts. After faking out Nikki, Sasha is finally back in. Sasha does what The Boss does and dominates. Naomi makes a tag and goes for a cross-body, but Nikki rolls through for a two-count and then hits a spine buster. After a cheap shot on Sasha she goes for the Rack Attack for the win.
RESULT: Alicia and Nikki win via pin fall.
THOUGHTS: I was a firm hater on Nikki Bella in the past. She has gotten consistently better, and I am actually semi-excited to see Charlotte vs. Nikki 2 at HIAC. only semi-excited though. We still need more Sasha Banks because there is no such thing as too much Sasha Banks am I right?
Corporate Kane has been suspended for his actions last week.
PROMO: Shawn Michaels! My all-time favorite back on RAW! Arguably the greatest in ring performer ever, but to me no one comes close. He is obviously here to talk to about the cell match with Taker and Lesnar. HBK and Taker were the very first hell in a cell match ever. Great match, go watch it. He then brings up Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatts hell in a cell match. Which is weird. OUT COMES SETH ROLLINS! Seth and Shawn in the same ring?! I've always said Seth is Shawn's second coming so this is awesome for me. As the "ONE MORE MATCH" chants start I cannot help but imagine what a great match that would be. Prime time HBK vs. Seth Rollins. Gold. Seth is not very happy, because HBK was supposed to introduce him but he obviously failed. Shawn says everyone was having a great time until he showed up and spoiled the fun. Seth reminds him that the orders came from HHH, not him, and that he should not be talking about the cell matches. He should be talking about the title match. Shawn says that "If I had a nickel for every time someone was supposed to be the next me, I'd be a billionaire dude." and that he shouldn't aspire to be the second coming of anyone. Shawn then changes the subject to Kane. Seth gets mad and tries to leave but his music won't start. Shawn then says that Seth is not going anywhere, because he has a match with Ryback next!
MATCH: Ryback vs. Seth Rollins
Ryback starts off quick with slam after slam. Seth uses his creativity and starts to fight back. These two are continuing to trade big move after big move. They spill outside the ring and Ryback east the steel steps. Rollins then jumps through the second rope and sends Ryback into the announce table. They get back in the ring, and Seth tries to choke Ryback out. Ryback uses his strength, and regains his balance. He then hits a spinning slam. A new move from Ryback. He goes for the Shellshock, but Rollins escapes but gets a spine buster nonetheless. The wiley Seth Rollins comes out of nowhere with a Pedigree and wins.
RESULT: Seth Rollins wins via pin fall.
THOUGHTS: This was weird. Ryback dominated for all but 2 minutes. Please get Seth a new finisher.. The Pedigree just does not fit him.
MATCH: Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro & Neville vs. Rusev, King Barrett & Sheamus
This starts off with Neville and Rusev. Rusev uses his strength, but Nevilles speed beats him out. Not for long however. Rusev catches Neville in his cross body attempt. Neville lands on his feet, and tags in Cesaro. Cesaro uses his pure strength for a slam and then tags in Neville again. Rusev tags in Sheamus, and he gores to town on Neville. Barrett comes in next as the assault on Neville continues. Barrett then tags in Rusev. Rusev just stomps away on Neville. Neville gets an elbow in and tons of kicks, goes for a tag but gets stopped by Rusev. Again Neville tries to fight back but is stopped off a distraction as he is sent into the announce table.
We come back from break with Rusev dominating Neville still. Barrett comes in and continues the domination. A choke hold in the middle of the ring keeps Neville grounded. He eventually fight to his feet, sends Barrett out of the ring. Sheamus gets tagged in and stops Neville from making a tag. He uses his quickness however and tags in Cesaro who goes to upper cut city. He then drops a huge cross body on Sheamus, and then tries to swing him but Sheamus grabs the ropes. Both men down and going for tags. In comes Ziggler and Barrett. Ziggler takes control, but Rusev comes in to stop that. Rusev gets tossed out of the ring, and Ziggler hits the Famouser. Barrett kicks out. He goes for a super kick that gets blocked, but the second one does not. All hell breaks loose as everyone is kicking everyone. Leaving Ziggler and Barrett in the ring. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick from the floor and Barrett capitalizes for the win.
RESULT: Rusev, King Barrett, and Sheamus win via pin fall.
THOUGHTS: Third heel win of the night. Good match and it was good to see Cesaro. My pick to beat Cena at HIAC, because I'm a hopeless Cesaro fan.
PROMO: The 16 time champ Ric Flair is here and ready to talk about the cell match between Taker and Lesnar! We will have a running "WOO!" counter. One.. That did not take long. Ric talks about the history of wrestling in Dallas. He thing brings up WM32. He then announces that Dean is teaming with Roman tonight against the Wyatts. With 7 "WOO"'s mixed in there. Roman comes down to the ring. Bray shows up in the aisle way as well. Roman thanks Ric and takes his attention to Bray and his two followers. Roman grabs two chairs and sets them up in the ring. It also looks like Erick Rowan is with The Wyatts and not Luke Harper. Bray gets in the ring and sits with Roman. The two talk about Sunday and why its happening. Saying Bray is a bully. Roman says Bray should be very afraid of him and starts throwing punches and uses chairs to clear the ring as Ambrose comes down to help out. The Wyatts leave and will face them later tonight.
PROMO: Backstage with The Authority, Seth, and Shawn Michaels. Shawn says Seth can help Dean and Roman tonight against The Wyatts since he is the man. Seth then gets defensive and says he will help his former Shield brothers! They are back together for one night only!
MATCH: Charlotte vs. Brie Bella
Charlotte starts with the upper hand. Using some amazing wrestling to showcase her skills. Charlotte continues to dominate, showing why she is the champion. Charlotte tosses Brie away and tells Nikki to fight right now. Brie takes advantage of the distraction Charlotte causes herself. Charlotte quickly regains control although. Nikki grabs the title and uses it to distract Charlotte. It works as Brie takes control. Brie continues to dominate with nasty looking submission moves. Brie still has the upper hand with quick moves keeping Charlotte down. Brie then uses her husbands kicks and then gets reversed by Charlotte. Charlotte then locks in the Figure 8 and wins via submission.
RESULT: Charlotte wins via submission.
THOUGHTS: BORING MATCH. Wow. I hope Sundays Divas Title match is nothing like that.
PROMO: Renee interviews Paige about Natalya being attacked saying Paige is the prime suspect is. Paige ignores the question several times before saying that it could have been anyone that attacked Natty.
MATCH: Mark Henry vs. Kevin Owens
Henry takes it to KO quickly as he tosses him over the top rope. He follows him out there and chases him back in the ring as KO takes advantage. Nothing seems to phasing Henry as he uses a huge head butt. He goes for a splash but misses and Owens using the Senton for a two-count. Henry uses another head butt and boot to the face as he regains control. Henry uses his pure strength to take it to KO without any problem. Owens comes out of nowhere with a big super kick and manages to power bomb the bi man for the win!
Ryback comes out to fight Owens, but Owens retreats. Henry grabs him and throws him to Ryback who hits a power bomb of his own.
RESULT: Kevin Owens win via pin fall.
THOUGHTS: Can anyone remember the last time Henry won a match ever..? Nonetheless the pop-up power bomb on Henry was pretty cool.
PROMO: Renee Young asks Seth about reuniting with The Shield for one night only. Seth says that's not what it is. He is simply trying to prove he is the man.
The play another video package of Lesnar and Taker going all the way back to WrestleMania 30. I'm glad these will be done soon. I personally watched the new Star Wars trailer.. TOTALLY AWESOME.
MATCH: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs. The Wyatt Family
The Shield reunites for one night only even though they are not really The Shield as Seth said in his former promo. It is still pretty cool to see however.
This match starts with Rollins and Rowan who is taking the place of the absent Luke Harper. Seth tags Roman in immediately. Rowan starts with a headlock. He then meets a huge punch to the jaw. And in comes Ambrose. Ambrose keeps Rowan grounded, but not for long as he is taken down and Bray is tagged in. Ambrose tags in Rollins accidentally and Rollins takes it to Bray. Wyatt reverses Rollins and puts a knee right in his gut.
We come back to Roman and Rowan tearing each other apart. Both men tag out. Dean and Stroman enter the match as Stroman takes over. Ambrose tries to run Stroman over, but runs into a literal brick wall. Stroman tags in Bray as the dissection of Ambrose starts. Wyatt tags in Rowan as they use a big double team move. Rowan takes it to Ambrose as he crawls trying to get some space. After a side slam, Rowan gets a two-count. Stroman is tagged in and takes Ambrose off his feet with an upper cut to the stomach. Stroman then tags in Wyatt who uses a snap suplex and back drop for a two-count. He then tries to keep Dean down with a chokehold in the ring. Dean fights to his feet, but is quickly taken back down. The choke hold continues but Dean begins to show life. Dean sidesteps a splash and Stroman takes out Reigns so now Dean must tag Seth. Dean looking for a tag crawling with all he has left. Rollins then jumps off the apron of an apparent knee injury. Ambrose hits a big clothes line as Roman gets back on the apron and gets tagged in. Reigns clears house. He attacks Rowan making it look easy. He then hits a big Samoan drop and Superman punch to Rowan, but Stroman breaks up the pin. Ambrose gets in the ring, but is immediately thrown out. That choke hold gets locked in to Roman, but Dean grabs weapons and starts swinging at Stroman. Ambrose goes flying through the second rope, but is caught by Stroman who just slams him through the floor. The Wyatts start beating Ambrose on the floor, but Reigns hops the top rope and knocks all three Family Members down. Reigns spears Wyatt and Rowan. As they end the show with Reigns and Ambrose ion top.
RESULT: Wyatt Family wins via DQ
THOUGHTS: Cool match! Lots of action. Would have loved to see more teamwork from The Shield, but I understand that would not have really made sense. Nonetheless Reigns and Wyatt have a hell in the cell match on Sunday that I cannot wait for. They have done a hell of a job building it up, and I really hope they deliver!
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