Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, June 13th, 2016 (USA Network)
Location: The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
RAW opens tonight with a screen that says “We Stand With Orlando” as the company pays tributes to the victims and families following the shooting in Orlando this past weekend. We see a shot of the entire WWE roster on the stage including Vince, Shane and Stephanie McMahon.
A graphic hits the screen promoting The Ambrose Asylum featuring special guests WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Also taking place tonight is a contract signing between John Cena and AJ Styles for Money in the Bank.
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day are out first to kick off the show. Kofi Kingston talks about New Day defending the WWE World Tag Team Championships at Money in the Bank this Sunday against not one, not two, but three other teams in a fatal four way match. Xavier Woods asks Kofi what kind of old man shoes he is wearing. Big E and Woods makes old jokes. Kofi calls his shoes fire adding, “I’m a shoe guy.”
Enzo Amore and Big Cass are out next to interrupt and introduce themselves. Big Cass talks about going all in this Sunday at Money in the Bank and walking out with the titles. Cass refers to Kofi as having “Jerry Seinfeld joints on right now.” Woods describes the shows as having a Bass Pro Shop membership. Cass turns his attention to Francesca and says she was out with Enzo all night. Enzo jokes he was out with her all night long and Woods says, “I’m the only one who blows my girl.”
The Vaudevillains are out next to interrupt. Simon Gotch talks about The New Day, Enzo Amore and Big Cass acting like children. Aiden English starts to sing.
The Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) interrupt. Anderson tells everyone to shut up. Gallows said only on team will be holding up the titles this Sunday and said them winning will be as easy as scoring a touchdown on the New Orleans Saints. Big Cass leads a “SAWFT” chant towards The Club and The Vaudevillains. The Club and The Vaudevillains face The New Day, Enzo Amore and Big Cass next.
Eight Man Tag Team Match
The New Day, Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Club and The Vaudevillians
We are back live as Kofi Kingston and Aiden English are in the ring. Kofi with a quick huricanrana takedown. Tag to Simon Gotch and tag to Big E. Big E slams Gotch in the corner and Kofi with a quick corner splash to follow it up. Big E stomps away at Gotch. Tag to Kofi who stomps. Tag back to Big E who stomps. Tag again to Kofi who stomps away. Big E tags himself in and keeps up the stomps. Tag to Kofi who is launched into Gotch in the corner. Big E dances on the ring apron. Tag to Big Cass who tags in Enzo. Cass launches Enzo into Gotch in the corner. English tags himself in and takes a jumping dive from Enzo. Gotch tags himself back in and hits a quick back suplex on Enzo. Luke Gallows gets the tag and he works over Enzo. Gallows with repeated scoop slams on Enzo. Karl Anderson gets the tag and kicks Enzo. Anderson drops some big right hands. English gets the tag and takes a huricanrana from Enzo. Enzo tosses English out. English grabs the foot of Enzo. Enzo is hanging onto the ropes and pushes himself away. Hot tag to Big Cass. Cass clears house. Cass slams English. Big E clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Cass with a fallaway slam to English. Cass splashes English in the corner, hits the ropes and Gotch pulls English out of the ring to avoid the big boot. Tag to Kofi who jumps over the top rope and takes out both Vaudevillians as we head to a commercial break.
We return live as Big E has Gotch in an abdominal stretch slapping his back starting a “New…Day Rocks” chant. Big E starts spanking Gotch and keeping the chant going. Gotch fights out, throws elbows, attempts a sunset flip, Big E throws him back up and lands a quick elbow. Gallows with a clothesline on Big E from the ring apron. Tag to Anderson who stomps away at Big E in the corner. Tag to Gotch who gets in stomps and chokes Big E with his boot. Tag back to Gotch who throws knees to the chest of Big E. Tag to Gallows who stomps away at Big E. Tag to Anderson who lands a big kick to Big E. Tag back to Gallows who drops elbows over Big E. Tags to Kofi and Anderson. Kofi with a jumping elbow to Anderson. Boom Drop over Anderson. Anderson avoids the Trouble in Paradise. Kofi with a cross body from the top rope and Gotch breaks up the pinfall. Gotch tosses Enzo out of the ring. Big Cass with a big boot on Gotch. English drops Big Cass to the outside. Big E with an overhead belly to belly on English. Gallows takes out Big E with a kick. Kofi rolls up Anderson. Gallows gets the tag, kicks Kofi and The Club finishes off Kofi to get the pinfall.
Winners: The Club and The Vaudevillains
A graphic plugs the Fatal Four Way match for the WWE Tag Team Championships this Sunday at Money in the Bank.
A video package looks back at the history of The Shield featuring the debut in November 2012 at Survivor Series. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins join Dean Ambrose on the Ambrose Asylum tonight.
Another Darren Young/Bob Backlund segment airs.
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon is on the phone when Shane McMahon walks up. They argue about him not being on RAW last week. Shane offers to run RAW and Stephanie can take Smackdown. Stephanie says no. Shane says he will take Smackdown and she can have RAW. Stephanie wants both. Kane walks in and interrupts. He said choosing the right person to run Smackdown when it goes live on July 19 is important and offers his services. Kane offers up his resume and a letter of recommendation (from The Undertaker). Stephanie tells Shane to handle this. Kane said he has some ideas to make Smackdown red hot.
Backstage, Zack Ryder is talking to guys in suits when Sheamus walks up. Sheamus runs down Apollo Crews. Ryder says, “Oh, hey Apollo!” Sheamus turns around and Crews isn’t there. Ryder is gone. Sheamus is not happy.