Welcome to WWE Raw 25. Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon are in the ring and Shane shuffles. Stephanie welcomes everyone to Raw. Shane mentions that 25 years is an accomplishment and they want to thank everyone who stepped through the ropes to make Raw possible. He also thanks the people behind the scenes. Shane also thanks the fans who have watched Raw over the last 25 years.
We go to a video package.
Stephanie says they have a very special person to truly thank for all of this. One person who had the determination and passion to make Raw the success it is. She brings out the Chairman of WWE and creator of Raw, and their father, Vince McMahon.
As Vince walks to the ring, Michael Cole reminds us of the announce team for the first Raw.
Vince says 25 years is truly amazing. Vince tells the people to stop but Stephanie tells him they are saying ‘thank you Vince’. Vince says he is not one who likes to pat himself on the back and smell the roses, but tonight it is time to smell the roses.
Vince tells everyone to have a good night and enjoy the show.
Stephanie says that they have a surprise for Vince. It is from everyone all over the world. Stephanie says they started a GoFundMe to make a commemorative plaque to celebrate 25 years of Raw.
Vince says it feels a little cheap and Stephanie says the GoFundMe didn’t raise too much money. Vince says it looks cheap and they are in Brooklyn.
Vince wants to know how everyone could chip in money and all he got was a plaque. Vince says plaque is what each of you have on your teeth. It is what is clogging your arteries. After all he has done for 25 years and all he gets is a plaque? Vince says everyone is thanking everyone and he says there is only one person he has to thank. That person is himself. He did this by himself.
There is not one person who . . .
Glass breaks and Steve Austin makes his way to the ring.
Vince tells everyone to stop encouraging him. Vince says it has been a long time since they have been in the ring together. Vince says you good great but mother nature has not been kind to him. Vince says he is a member of AARP now. He has heart problems. He has arthritis and his bones are really brittle. He lives in a retirement community now. Vince tells Steve that he is now a senior citizen. Vince points out that Shane is in his prime. Vince says he flies from one side of the ring to the other.
Steve and Shane shake hands and then Steve raises Shane’s hand. Austin with a kick and stunner to Shane.
Vince has a few beers for Austin as a peace offering and he tells Steve that Shane had it coming. The crowd chants ‘one more time’ and Vince says he does not think Shane could take another one.
They do the beer salute and Vince hugs Austin. Austin raises Vince’s hand and then they hug again, but the music stops. Austin has that look on his face and Vince pleads for mercy. Austin drinks some more and then he gives the one finger salute, kicks Vince and hits a stunner.
Austin drinks some more and Shane is back on his feet, but not for long because Shane gets a second stunner.
Bayley, Sasha Banks, Asuka, and Mickie James versus Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Nia Jax, and Alicia Fox (with Paige)
Nia attacks Asuka from behind and all eight women pair off in the ring. The referee tries to get some control of the situation and the match starts with Asuka and Sonya. Asuka with strikes to Sonya and a hip attack. Asuka with kicks to the midsection and Sonya goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Asuka with a hip attack to knocks Alicia and Sonya off the apron. Asuka with a knee and sliding kick to Mandy. Sasha tags in and they hit a double suplex. Nia tags in and Sasha wit kicks and a running knee to the head for a near fall. Nia with a uranage to Sasha and then she gets a near fall. Mandy tags in and kicks Sasha in the corner. Sonya tags in and she punches Sasha in the midsection. Alicia tags in and she gives Sasha a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Alicia sends Sasha to the mat and gets a near fall.
Alicia returns to the reverse chin lock. Sasha gets out of the hold but Alicia with a running boot for a near fall. Sasha with an elbow and Alicia pulls Sasha down by the hair.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alicia sends Sasha into the corner but Sasha with a kick and she sends Alicia to the mat. Sonya pulls Sasha off the turnbuckles and then everyone not in the match battles on the floor. Alicia misses a Yakuza Kick and then Sasha with a lungblower and Banks Statement that forces Alicia to tap out.
Winners: Asuka, Bayley, Mickie James, and Sasha Banks
After the match, Mickie gets on the turnbuckles and Asuka pushes her over the top rope to the floor. Asuka attacks Sasha and Bayley and sends Bayley over the top rope. Sasha goes for a lungblower but Asuka holds on to the ropes. Asuka with a back heel kick and she sends Sasha over the top rope to the floor.
Kurt Angle is in the office telling a referee that this is a night for celebration and not chaos. Jonathan Coachman enters and he says it is great to be back home. Harvey Whippleman and the Brooklyn Brawler also show up. Teddy Long shows up and it is time to dance and make a tag team match..
There is another knock on the door and it is Brother Love. Coach and Brother Love have an awkward moment.
The Boogeyman enters the office and he has his worms. Boogeyman gives some worms to Coachman.
We go to commercial.
We are back with photos of moments from the history of Raw.
We return to the Manhattan Center.
Jim and Jerry talk about the Undertaker and we have a video package for the Undertaker.
The gong sounds and the Undertaker makes his way to the ring.
He says the carnage began on this sacred ground of evil twenty-five years ago. For twenty-five years, he has been digging holes and any person who dares step foot into the dark side got buried. For twenty-five years, he has taken legends and ripped them off their pedestals and thrown them into the cold, dark Earth. Stone Cold answered to the reaper. Mick Foley answered to the reaper. Even his own flesh and blood, Kane had to answer to the reaper.