Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, March 7th, 2016 (USA Network)
Location: The Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL
Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show opens with a video recapping what happened last week with Vince McMahon and The Undertaker. The Undertaker said the blood of Shane McMahon will be on Vince’s hands, not his. Vince said he would disown Shane and write him out of his will. Shane will be a son of a bitch.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and he comes out to a massive reception. Shane gets in the ring and dances around before posing on the turnbuckles. The crowd loudly chants, “Shane O’Mac.” Shane looks very pumped up and lets them continue to cheer. Shane says their response is overwhelming and thanks them. Shane says he loves this. Going back to last Monday night, he was watching RAW on the couch with his three sons. He heard from his opponent, The Undertaker, whom he respects greatly, and he heard from Vince McMahon. Vince said he’d write him out of his will and renounce him as his son. Shane suggested to his sons they make a new reward and give Vince “Father of the Year.” Shane says Vince is “an egomaniacal, miserable old bastard.” Shane says Vince has lost his touch with his business, fan base, reality, himself, and his grandsons. All that does just fuels him and gets him pissed off. Shane says he’ll use all of that because it is his absolute destiny to be in control of Monday Night RAW. The crowd erupts and starts a “YES” chant.
The Chairman’s tyrannical grasp on everything will stop, as will The Authority. All of the backstabbing and backstage politics will stop because it is choking the life out of this business. There are so many guys with so much talent that never get a break, and then there are those that get all the breaks and have no talent. That will stop. At WrestleMania, he doesn’t know how, but it is his destiny to defeat The Undertaker. There will be a new legacy and a new chapter in WWE when he walks out the very next night in control of Monday Night RAW.
The Undertaker’s bell tolls, and the lights go out! Vince McMahon’s music then hits, and he struts out to the stage to loud boos from the crowd. Vince asks if the crowd is disappointed, and they loudly boo him. They’re disappointed because they wanted to see The Undertaker walk down the aisle and dismember Shane. The crowd chants, “Asshole,” and Vince conducts them like a choir. Vince asks if that’s all they have. The look in Shane’s eyes showed fear. A loud “CM Punk” chant breaks out. It quickly dies out. When Shane gets in the ring with The Undertaker, he’ll experience utter terror at WrestleMania.
Vince wants to have a father-son chat. After RAW last week, he went to his desk and wrote Shane out of his will. Vince then found a photograph of him and Shane as a kid. They were going to go on their very first trip to his very first wrestling match. Vince has the image shown on the titantron. They went to Worchester, Massachusetts for Shane’s first wrestling event. Vince is holding the frame and drops it. Since Shane is no longer his son, he stomps on the glass and shatters it. Shane grew up knowing his father could never make any mistakes and thought he was invincible. He is Vincent Kennedy McMahon and Shane is just Vince’s son. Speaking of sons, that would take them to Shane’s sons, Vince’s grandsons. They’re going to watch their father fail them at WrestleMania. Shane warns him to be careful. They’ll be so disappointed as they watch their father’s dreams shattered. As they watch Shane get loaded onto an ambulance, Vince will hug them and tell them they have at least one father figure. At Vince’s greatest creation, his greatest failure will be put to rest. Shane just stares at him.
Vince calls for security to come out and escort Shane out of the building. Four security guards stop at the top of the stage and then walk down. Shane warns them not to touch him. He’ll walk out peacefully on his own accord. Shane says he’s very amped up. Vince orders them to get him. One guy gets in the ring and begins to go for Shane. Vince screams for the guy to get Shane out of there. Shane then unloads on the guy with some rapid punches. The rest of the security guards get in, but Shane punches them out and throws one out of the ring. Shane invites Vince into the ring as the crowd showers him with praise.
The commentators talk about what just happened.
Chris Jericho and AJ Styles will take on The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championships later tonight. Coming up next, Kevin Owens will be in action.
Kevin Owens vs. Neville
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Owens powers him to the corner before applying a side headlock. Owens cinches it in before Neville whips him off. Owens shoulder blocks him down for a no count. Owens stomps him down in the corner before taunting the crowd. Owens shouts at Michael Cole, “You watching, idiot?” Owens chops Neville’s chest before putting him in the corner. Owens stomps him and talks some trash. Neville kicks back at him, but Owens comes back with a kick to the ribs. Owens flattens him with a senton splash for a near fall. Owens connects with a short-arm clothesline before going for another senton splash, but Neville gets his knees up. Neville catches him with some quick kicks before hitting a running dropkick to the head. Neville connects with a running forearm in the corner before taking him out of the ring with a running hurricanrana. Neville goes for a leaping moonsault plancha, but Owens moves. Neville somehow lands on his feet, and Owens immediately sends him into the ring steps!
We come back from the break to see Neville trapped in a chin lock. Neville fights up, but Owens knees him in the midsection. Owens puts him in the corner and goes for a cannonball, but Neville moves. Neville goes for a deadlift German Suplex, but Owens elbows out. Owens then turns him inside out with a German Suplex. Owens goes for another cannonball, but Neville catches him with a step-up enzuigiri. Owens rolls out of the ring to recover. Neville goes to the top rope and takes Owens out with a shooting star press block to the floor! The crowd chants, “Holy shit!”