Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, May 30th, 2016 (USA Network)
Location: The Resch Center in Green Bay, WI
Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The entire WWE roster is on the stage. Lilian Garcia asks the crowd to be silent as they toll the bell ten times for the fallen heroes on Memorial Day. They ring the bell ten times and go to a Memorial Day video with the superstars reading quotes from Ronald Regan’s speech in 1982.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and he comes out to a big reception from the Green Bay crowd. Shane gets in the ring, and Stephanie McMahon’s music immediately hits. She asks if he was planning on doing this without her. She welcomes the crowd to Monday Night RAW, and the crowd cheers. Shane mentions that she’s the same old Stephanie. She’s doing a lot of talking when she should be being quiet. Shane then welcomes the crowd to Monday Night RAW, and they cheer louder. Shane talks about the momentous news of Smackdown going live every Tuesday on the USA Network on July 19. Shane mentions the shows will be better, better opportunities, better match-ups and better for everybody. Stephanie says that’s Smackdown, but we’re on Monday Night RAW. Tonight, we’ll see the return of the one and only John Cena, which gets a mixed reaction from the crowd.
“OHH TITLETOWN – DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO-TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day comes out to a nice reception. They talk about how the announcement of the Smackdown going live shocked them. They talk about being excited about the possibility of bringing the power of positivity to RAW and Smackdown live. They then started to become paranoia because of a brand extension. Shane and Stephanie say that each show will have unique rosters. The crowd completely died during the segment. The New Day comes to the realization that they could be broken up by the brand extension. They ask some more questions, but Stephanie dodges them. They haven’t decided what the rosters will be yet or who will run the shows. Big E insinuates that a sibling rivalry is brewing. They then challenge them to a dance off. Shane dances to cheers from the crowd. Stephanie goes to dance, but The Vaudevillains come out to absolutely no reaction. They’ll face The New Day next.
The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains
We join the match in progress. Kofi Kingston and Big E are representing The New Day. Kingston wrenches Aiden English’s arm and hits the shoulder. English reverses a whip to the corner and goes for a monkey flip, but Kingston lands on his feet. Kingston kicks him to the corner and connects with a monkey flip. They then begin the Unicorn Stampede. The stampede ends with Big E whipping Kingston into English with a dropkick. The New Day then gyrates as the crowd chants, “New Day rocks.” Simon Gotch goes for a cheap shot, but Kingston takes him out. Kingston elbows English away, and Gotch grabs his ankle. English then takes Kingston down. English stomps him before tagging in Gotch. Gotch knees him in the head for a two count. Gotch uppercuts him and tags in English. English jabs him and picks up a two count. English rips at his face and knees him in the back for another two count. Gotch is tagged in, and he head-butts Kingston for a one count. Gotch applies a chin lock, but Kingston fights out. Gotch stops him from making a tag. Kingston flips out of a back suplex and goes for a tag, but Gotch again holds him back. English grabs Kingston, and Kingston elbows him away. Gotch then clotheslines him over the top rope.
We come back from the break to see Kingston fight up from a chin lock applied by Gotch. Kingston fights out, but Gotch punches him back. During the commercial break, English superkicked Kingston out of mid-air at ringside. Gotch goes for a body slam, but Kingston counters out. Big E and English are tagged in. Big E hits two belly-to-belly overhead suplexes on him before shouldering him in the midsection and connecting with a Belly-To-Booty Suplex. Big E connects with a Big Splash and starts clapping. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attack Xavier Woods at ringside. Kingston runs out to help, and they overtake him.
Winners by Disqualification: The New Day
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The Vaudevillains overtake Big E and leave him at the feet of Anderson and Gallows. They then give him the Magic Killer. Anderson and Gallows stand over Big E as their music plays.
Replays are shown of Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attacking The New Day.
Renee Young catches up with Anderson and Gallows. She asks why they attacked The New Day. Anderson says they did that to show they can inflict just as much damage without AJ Styles by their side. Styles is going his way, and they’re going their way. Gallows says that was all about putting The New Day, the tag team division, and the entire WWE roster on notice that they have arrived and aren’t going anywhere. Anderson says they’re just getting started. They then walk off.
Replays are shown of Sheamus attacking Apollo Crews last week on RAW.
Apollo Crews is working out and pops up in fear asking if this person has a problem with the New Era. Big Show is shown to be that person. Big Show says he’s been knocking out people since the Jurassic Era. Big Show says the arse kicking he wants to give is to Sheamus. Crews says he does. He doesn’t know why he picked on him, but he’ll regret it. Big Show says he likes him – not much, but he likes him. Big Show says he’s got potential and determination. Sheamus is in panic mode. He doesn’t want anything to change. He’ll scratch, claw, and dig to keep the status quo the same. Sheamus is a bully, and that’s what bullies do. The reason Sheamus picked on him is because he thinks Crews will back down. The question is if Crews will.
The Golden Truth makes their way to the ring. R-Truth remixed his song for the new tag team. The Golden Truth will be on commentary, next.
The Usos vs. Breezango
Jimmy Uso dodges an attack from Tyler Breeze and punches away at him. Jimmy knocks Fandango down and tags in Jey Uso. Jey forearms Breeze in the corner and goes for a running hip toss, but Fandango pulls him out of the way. Fandango is tagged in, and he punches away at Jey. Fandango chops the chest and punches away at him. Fandango shouts at The Golden Truth, and Jey kicks him. Jimmy then superkicks Breeze at ringside. Jey then rolls Fandango up for the win.