WWE Monday Night RAW was live less than two weeks before WWE Extreme Rules 2016, as the McMahon sibling leadership team of Shane and Stephanie continues to usher in the “New Era” of the WWE. Roman Reigns and The Usos would be putting up with “The Club” (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) of the new era, and Colin Cassady was scheduled to compete in the Monday Night RAW main event.
While it’s clear that “The Bullet Club” monicker won’t be used on WWE RAW going forward, the feud between “The Family” (WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and his cousins The Usos) and The Club continues to heat up. After conditional matches featuring Kevin Owens, Zack Ryder, Sami Zayn and The Miz, the IC Title match at Extreme Rules is set, and the drama between Charlotte, Natalya, and Ric Flair continues to build.
The full results for last night’s WWE Monday Night RAW and the updated match-list for the WWE Extreme Rules 2016 card are below. This week’s episode of WWE RAW was taped in Omaha, Nebraska.
WWE Monday Night RAW results
The following includes all of the matches and their results from WWE RAW on May 9.
- Baron Corbin defeated Dolph Ziggler after connecting with the End of Days. Given the lack of post-match drama, it would appear this was the end of the Ziggler-Corbin program.
- R-Truth defeated Fandango after connecting with the Lie Detector. R-Truth accidentally caused Tyler Breeze to get knocked off the ring apron, but they appeared to be on good terms. A match between Truth & Breeze and Fandango & Goldust is set for SmackDown on Thursday.
- Paige defeated Charlotte with a roll-up pin. Charlotte was distracted at the sight of Ric Flair being escorted backstage by Shane McMahon and security, as The Nature Boy had been banned from ringside for Charlotte’s match. Natalya did guest commentary to hype her Submission Match for the WWE Women’s Championship at Extreme Rules.
- Sami Zayn defeated The Miz after connecting with the Helluva Kick. The victory solidified Zayn’s spot in the Intercontinental Championship Match at Extreme Rules, now a Fatal 4-Way Match.
- Sin Cara defeated Rusev with a roll-up pin after Kalisto got involved behind the referee’s back.
- In a 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match between “The Family” and “The Club,” Karl Anderson eliminated Jay Uso with a roll-up pin following Luke punching the Uso from outside the ring. Jimmy Uso pinned Karl Anderson next with a small package. During a commercial break, AJ Styles pinned Jimmy Uso after connecting with a Phenomenal Forearm. Roman Reigns pinned Luke Gallows after connecting with a Superman Punch. Styles was disqualified when Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attacked Reigns, preventing him from putting The Phenomenal One through the announce table. Post-match, Styles and Reigns had a stare-down in which they appeared to be daring one another to use a steel chair. They never made physical contact.
- Kevin Owens pinned Zack Ryder after connecting with a Pop-Up Powerbomb. Earlier in the evening, Shane granted Ryder the opportunity to take Owens’ spot in the Fatal 4-Way at Extreme Rules if he could defeat the Prizefighter. Ryder won’t be in the match.
- Devon Dudley pinned Kofi Kingston after connecting with a powerful clothesline. The New Day’s pre-match intro was on-point, as usual, with the Omaha crowd hanging on every word out of the New Day’s mouths. The Vaudevillains attacked Xavier Woods during this match, the distraction leading to the Dudley Boyz’s victory, and a post-match beat-down of The New Day by the ‘Villains.
- Chris Jericho vs. Colin Cassady never happened, as Dean Ambrose attacked Jericho before the match started, and Jericho was no longer interested in competing. Cassady wouldn’t let him simply walk away, however, as he threw Jericho back in the ring to let the Lunatic Fringe have his way with Y2J. Ambrose destroyed Jericho’s $15,000 jacket in retaliation for Chris destroying “Mitch” the plant from The Ambrose Asylum set.
Other updates and storyline progressions:
- WWE RAW kicked off with The Highlight Reel, which was interrupted by Colin Cassady. This led to Stephanie McMahon setting up what was supposed to be the main event, Colin Cassady vs. Chris Jericho.
- WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte talked to Shane backstage, asking him to reverse Stephanie’s decision to ban Ric Flair from the match at Extreme Rules. Instead, Shane doubles-down and bans Flair from Charlotte’s match against Paige.
- Officially known on-air as “The Club” (instead of “The Bullet Club”), Jojo interviewed AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson backstage about their 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match later in the show. “The Family,” Roman Reigns and The Usos, were also interviewed backstage about the match.
- Shane and Stephanie were backstage with The Miz, Maryse, Kevin Owens, and Cesaro, discussing the Triple Threat Match for the IC Title at Extreme Rules. Sami Zayn interrupts, and he’s given a chance to earn a spot in the match if he can defeat The Miz tonight in a non-title match.
- Becky Lynch was interviewed backstage and then interrupted by Emma. It was only a distraction, however, as Dana Brooke made her WWE RAW debut by attacking the Lass-Kicker from behind.
- They showed a replay of the Bob Backlund/Darren Young bit from SmackDown in which Backlund agreed to be Young’s life coach and that they would “Make Darren Young Great Again.”
- The New Day, Sasha Banks, and Dolph Ziggler were featured in an Up Up Down Down Pizza Hut promotional spot.
- Epico and Primo — “The Shining Stars” — are in action next week on RAW.
- After a reminder of what happened to Enzo Amore at WWE Payback, Renee Young interviews Big Cass backstage, who dedicates his upcoming match against Chris Jericho to his injured tag team partner.
- This week’s episode of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown will feature Sami Zayn & Cesaro vs. The Miz & Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows, and Gorgeous Truth vs. Goldango.
- Shane and Stephanie are shown backstage as Monday Night RAW is going off the air, agreeing that they make a good team together. As Shane exits to take a phone call, Stephanie stares lovingly at a framed photograph of her father and brother.
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Updated WWE Extreme Rules Match-List
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Extreme Rules Match — Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles
- WWE Women’s Championship: Submission Match — Charlotte (c) vs. Natalya
- WWE Tag Team Championship Match — The New Day (c) vs. The Vaudevillains
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Fatal 4-Way Match — The Miz (c) vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
- WWE United States Championship Match — Kalisto (c) vs. Rusev
- Extreme Rules Match — Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho (unconfirmed)
- Tornado Tag Team Match — Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. The Usos (unconfirmed)
- Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks vs. Emma & Dana Brooke (unconfirmed)
Unless otherwise noted, matches were confirmed at WWE’s official Extreme Rules preview page.
Where To Watch
WWE Extreme Rules 2016 airs live on the WWE Network on Sunday, May 22, at 8/7c. The WWE Extreme Rules Kick-off Show begins at 7/6c.
WWE Monday Night RAW airs live on the USA Network at 8/7c. Replays of WWE RAW aren’t made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a 90-minute version of Monday Night RAW is available to stream on-demand the following day with a Hulu Plus subscription.
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