Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, April 4th, 2016 (USA Network)
Location: The American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video package shows some of the highlights of the events at last night’s WrestleMania 32. 101,763 people showed up to enjoy the event. The video ends with a triumphant Roman Reigns holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship above his head.
The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. The crowd is red hot as Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show. This is the conclusion of WrestleMania week. The commentators warn that this is an unconventional crowd that cheers people they should boo, and they boo people they should cheer. JBL says they’re just having fun.
Vince McMahon’s music hits, and the entire crowd is singing his song. McMahon says that’s the same chance his son had against The Undertaker. McMahon puts over WrestleMania breaking all kinds of records. Unfortunately, we have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. His son in law and daughter are not feeling good. McMahon says he took control of the lockbox this morning. No one has anything on him, and they won’t ever again. Thinking about what happened with his son last night, seeing his grandson’s out there got him a little bit. Even as he was enjoying The Undertaker kicking the crap out of his son last night, there was one time that got him. That was when Shane went to the very top of the Hell in a Cell. McMahon thought, “My god.” A “Shane O’Mac” chant breaks out. McMahon thought he shouldn’t do it. McMahon had no idea that it meant that much to his son that he would risk his life to achieve his goals. It gave him respect for him, but it also showed him how foolish he is. McMahon is interrupted by a chant, and he puts over how crazy this crowd is the night after WrestleMania. McMahon tells them to enjoy Monday Night RAW because it’ll be one they’ll never forget.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and the crowd explodes. Shane gingerly walks out to the stage to stand by his father. Shane has a large bruise on the left side of his cheek. A loud “Shane O’Mac” chant breaks out. Vince says Shane has no business being here. A “Thank you Shane” chant breaks out. Shane says, “Thank you.” Shane says he wanted to come out here to say that. He also has two other things to say. Since he’s the only man in the family, he does things face-to-face. Vince won, so he wants to shake his hand. The second has nothing to do with Vince. Shane wanted to thank all the fans. What they gave him, he’ll never forget. Shane sounded choked up as he said that. A thunderous “Thank you Shane” chant breaks out followed by a “You still got it” chant. Vince tells them not to enable him. It’s because of the fans Shane got the hell beat out of him. Shane thanks the fans and says goodbye. Shane’s music plays, and he walks off to loud “NO” chants.
Vince tells him to wait because nobody upstages him. Vince says he’s often thought about how ridiculous and crazy it would be if Shane were running Monday Night RAW. A loud “YES” chant breaks out. Vince says to prove his point (he’s interrupted by a “Let him run it” chant), he’s going to let Shane show what he’s got. The crowd pops so loud as Vince immediately walks off. Shane looks around and smirks. Shane looks pumped up about the decision.
“OH DALLAS – DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO-TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day makes their way to the ring to a booming pop and chants of “New Day rocks!” They’ll be defending their WWE Tag Team Championships. Kofi Kingston and Big E will represent The New Day. The crowd is absolutely into everything The New Day is doing right now. Big E thanks the crowd as the crowd sings to them. They start gyrating in the ring. Xavier Woods has a Booty O on his unicorn horn. Big E says last night didn’t go as they planned. They say no, but Kofi Kingston says it was exciting twerking with Shawn Michaels. On the other hand, Xavier took a Stone Cold Stunner from Stone Cold Steve Austin. Woods says upon review of the tape, it was pretty much his own fault, but it was lit baby! They celebrate wildly as Woods impersonates taking the Stunner. They then hold up the last piece of the WrestleMania Booty O’s cereal. Kingston says that’s the Booty of Life. Woods chants as he holds the Booty O up like Simba was held up in “The Lion King.” They say the tagline – “Booty O’s: They make sure you ain’t booty.”
Woods says they’re about to get back at the League of Booty. At the end of the night, they’ll walk out as the “WWE World Tag Team Champions.” The New Day didn’t even need to say it because the audience said it for them. They are extremely over here. They’ll do that because New Day Rocks!
We come back from the break to see Lilian Garcia dancing with The New Day. The Italian and French commentary teams are shown sitting at ringside for tonight.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c’s) vs. The League of Nations
Representing The New Day are Kofi Kingston and Big E. As for the League of Nations, Sheamus and King Barrett will represent them.
Kofi Kingston will start the match against Sheamus. The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Sheamus powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up again, and Sheamus again powers him to the corner. This time Sheamus punches him down before kneeing him in the head. Sheamus sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Kingston ducks a clothesline, slides under the legs, and dropkicks him. Sheamus punches him back and charges, but Kingston gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Big E runs in and throws King Barrett out of the ring. Big E then leapfrogs Kingston over the top rope onto Sheamus! The New Day celebrates before throwing Sheamus back into the ring. Kingston goes to the top rope, but Rusev distracts him. Sheamus then throws him off the top rope to the floor! King Barrett is tagged in. Barrett drives Kingston into the apron before putting him in the ring for a two count. Barrett taunts The New Day before Kingston fights back. Barrett reverses a whip into the corner and counters a slingshot into a kick to the ribs. The League of Nations taunts Kingston as he recovers. Barrett then clotheslines him out of the ring. Barrett taunts the crowd as we go to commercial.