WWE RAW: 4/4/2016

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Aj Styles the new no. contender for WWE World Heavyweight championship.

  1. Mr. McMahon kicked off Raw by acknowledging Triple H’s WWE World Heavyweight Title loss. Softening the blow, somewhat, was the envelope that The Chairman then flashed, which contained the mysterious contents of the lockbox that Shane McMahon held over his father’s head leading into WrestleMania.

    Bruised and battered following his Hell in a Cell Match against The Undertaker, Shane-O-Mac entered the arena, to the delight of the WWE Universe, and respectfully shook his father’s hand, displaying grace despite the pivotal loss. Shane then bid the WWE Universe farewell and thanked them for their support.But Mr, McMahon done unthinkable as he agreed that his son should run this night’s Raw.

2. First match from Shane O Mac was WWE Tag Team championship match against the New Day(Kofi and Big E) and League of Nation(Barrett and Sheamus).

The New Day threw caution to the wind at to outset, with Big E launching Kofi Kingston high overhead, over the ropes and onto Sheamus on the floor. Once Barrett entered the contest, Big E tossed him around like a ragdoll, too, dropping the British brawler with three belly-to-belly suplexes before he and Kofi connected with the Midnight Hour to retain the titles.

Following the disappointing outcome, a visibly frustrated Sheamus bemoaned the setback and blamed The League’s woes on an unnamed “weak link” Before Barrett knew what was happening, Rusev and Alberto Del Rio grabbed him by the arms, allowing The Celtic Warrior to unload a gnarly Brogue Kick to the 2015 King of the Ring.

Though the sudden and volatile ejection of Barrett seemed to bolster the spirits of the other League members, things took a dark and nasty turn moments later, as the American Airlines Center went dark, indicating the arrival of The Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt and his juggernaut henchmen let loose and viciously thrashed the new-look League in an attack punctuated by Wyatt hitting Sheamus with Sister Abigail.

3. Sasha Banks defeated Summer Rae

Once the bell rang, Summer pounced, but her onslaught was quickly halted by Sasha, who grounded her opponent with a double knee stomp. Moments later, Sasha fought out of a roll-up attempt and flipped Summer over into perfect position for the Bank Statement, to claim the submission victory.

4. Apollo Crew defeated Tyler Breeze

It was a debut match for the young man from NXT, Apollo Crew.

Breeze rocked Crews with the Supermodel Kick, but the WWE newcomer battled back, splashing The Sultan of Selfies with a standing moonsault and tossing him high in the air with a Spinout Powerbomb to net his first victory on Raw.

5.Roman welcome all comers.

The Roman Empire has begun, and the newly crowned WWE World Heavyweight Champion wasted no time showing exactly what type of champion he plans to be. After declaring that he is “not a bad guy” or “a good guy,” but, rather, “the guy,” Roman Reigns fearlessly welcomed all challengers.

That was all the opening that Chris Jericho needed. The outspoken Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla denounced the WWE Universe as a bunch of “idiots” and demanded to be granted first crack at the WWE World Heavyweight Title because he defeated “internet darling” AJ Styles the night before. Yet, Jericho was not alone in wanting a piece of Reigns; Styles, perhaps taking exception to Jericho’s words, made a roaring entrance, followed by Kevin Owens and, lastly, Sami Zayn.

Without so much as a word uttered between them, longtime rivals Zayn and Owens burst into a brawl, and Jericho and Styles followed suit, while Reigns cooly observed. Zayn repelled Owens from the ring and nailed him with a dive over the ropes. After a flurry from Styles, Jericho similarly ejected The Phenomenal One to the floor, but as soon as he turned around, Reigns cut the Jericho in half with a brutal Spear.

6.Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler fought to a double count-out

It was another Raw debut of Baron Corbin against the former World Champion Dolph Ziggler.

True to fearless form, The Showoff raced into action, unintimidated by Corbin’s cosiderable mass or obvious anger problems. Ziggler’s superior speed paid dividends when he dodged a shoulder block, resulting in Corbin ramming shoulder-first into the corner.

The Showoff then charged with two splashes, connected with a DDT and even dropped Corbin with the Famouser for a near fall. Still, Corbin would not be put down that easily. The 6-foot-8, 275-pound bruiser booted Ziggler in the face, sending  Dolph flying over the the barricade and into the WWE Universe. Corbin stayed on top of his prey, throwing him into trash cans. In the heat of battle, however, The Lone Wolf neglected the referee’s orders, and both Superstars were counted out.

Enraged, Corbin told the official “This is on you,” before he dragged Ziggler back over the barricade and into the ringside area, where he splattered Ziggler on the floor with an unforgiving  End of Days on the floor.

7.The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion Zack Ryder

Miz becomes the new Intercontinental Champion.

After back-and-forth action, Ryder launched himself off the top rope with a targeted elbow drop, nearly collapsing The Miz’s chest in the process. Yet, when the match spilled to the floor, The Miz pushed Ryder back-first into the ring apron and then turned his attention to Ryder’s dad, defiantly poking him in the chest until Mr. Ryder shoved Miz to the ground. Just then, Maryse — the two-time Divas Champion and Miz’s wife — emerged from the audience and confronted Ryder’s father, eventually slapping him in the face.

As Long Island Iced-Z watched the goings-on between his father and Maryse, The Miz took advantage, surprising Ryder with the Skull-Crushing Finale and pinning him to become a five-time Intercontinental Champion.

8. Charlotte was formally presented with the WWE Women’s Championship

Though Charlotte began her acceptance speech with uncharacteristic humility — thanking her predecessors, fellow competitors and the WWE Universe for making the new WWE Women’s Title a reality — the “genetically superior athlete’s” true colors soon shone through. Charlotte credited her father, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, first and foremost, and then offered one backhanded compliment after another. Before long the other women — realizing that Charlotte was as self-serving as ever — emptied out of the ring.

Natalya, the lone athlete to stick around, then took the microphone and chastised Charlotte for her egocentric behavior. The Queen of Harts reminded Charlotte of their hard-fought Divas Title Match at WWE Roadblock, and when Charlotte rudely shoved the microphone into the third-generation Superstar, Natalya took the champion down and applied the Sharpshooter, only breaking the hold because The Nature Boy pulled Charlotte to safety.

9.The Dudley Boyz def. The Usos in a Tables Match

The Usos attempted to repeat their WrestleMania feat and put Bubba Ray & D-Von through tables with stereo splashes, but The Dudleys rolled out of the way, causing Jimmy & Jey to crash through the wood. Bubba then sealed the deal for good, running an Uso face- and shoulder-first through a table in the corner to earn the victory.

As The Dudleys relished their win, however, Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady — one of the most popular teams in NXT history — arrived on the scene, to a thrilling response from the WWE Universe. The young upstarts trash-talked The Dudleys as only they can, suggesting they had “haymaker pancakers” lined up for Bubba & D-Von. The Dudleys charged the ring, but then thought better of it and turned around, leaving Cassady to describe the veterans in a single word: “Sawft.”

10. AJ Styles def. Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Cesaro in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match

Guess who’s return, the Swiss Superman Cesaro.

If nothing else, Shane McMahon proved he knows how to solve problems.

To help determine the top contender to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, Shane-O-Mac first proposed a simple solution, scheduling a No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way main event between AJ Styles, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. After Zayn was ruthlessly ambushed backstage by Owens, however, it was revealed that the leader of the Zayniacs would not be medically cleared to compete.

Never one to disappoint, Shane-O-Mac found a worthy replacement on short notice: Cesaro!

The Swiss Superman, returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him since November, showed no signs of ring rust, catching Styles in mid-air and turning him inside out with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker in the opening minutes. From there, the action came fast and furious, with each Superstar displaying incredible athleticism during the match, which would end the moment a pinfall or submission as declared.

In one particularly quick-hitting exchange, Owens cannonballed Jericho, only to eat an enzuigiri from Styles, who then felt the wrath of a Very European Uppercut. Styles bounced back with a high-elevation springboard 450 splash on Jericho, but Cesaro pulled the Fozzy frontman out of the ring, saving his chances of becoming the top contender.

Cesaro soon after launched into an epic “uppercut train,” bouncing like a pinball from one corner to the next, nailing each of his three opponents with fiery uppercuts.

Later on, Jericho hit the Codebreaker on Styles, prompting the sold-out American Airlines Center to erupt into a massive chant of “This is awesome!” The subsequent fall was broken up, and The Phenomenal One rebounded yet again, stepping through a backslide attempt and slamming Jericho face-first to the mat with the Styles Clash. With Owens and Cesaro laid out outside the ring, Styles secured the pinfall, earning the right to challenge WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns!

It was AJ Styles at the end to pick up the victory.

 

                              source of information: WWE.COM
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