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WWE RAW Results 05/23/16

We kickoff WWE Raw with Seth Rollins. The crowd chants “welcome back”. Seth says he never lost his championship. He says he fired the first shot at Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules. Seth says it is ironic that people are cheering for him. Just a couple months ago people hated him. He then says he doesn’t need the fans and never did. There is only room for one person in the Seth Rollins bandwagon and that’s him. Roman Reigns music hits. Seth looks ready to fight. As Roman gets in the ring. Seth leaves peacefully. Shane McMahon‘s music hits. He says Seth never lost that belt. At Money In The Bank it will be Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

All the Money In The Bank qualifying matches are shown.

Money In The Bank qualifying match:

Sheamus vs. Sami Zayn
Both men text each other to start the match. Sheamus takes control early. Sami comes back. He hits a nice moonsault from the apron. Sami also hits a ridiculously hard clothesline. Sheamus tries to make a comeback but Zayn does not allow it. Zayn hits the Helluva kick and gets the victory.
Winner: Sami Zayn

After the match Sheamus throws a fit in the ring.

Apollo Crews gets interviewed backstage. Rene Young asks him how he feels about Chris Jericho after what he went through last night at Extreme Rules. Apollo gets viciously attacked by Sheamus.

The New Day comes out to the ring. They have a cake that has “Happy Birthday” written on it. They explain that this cake is for RAW. It is episode 1,200 so RAW is basically 23 years old. Logo says bad things happen when a cake is in a WWE ring. Big E takes the cake outside the ring. Xavier says it would be a shame if it fell on somebody. Big E acts like he’s going to smash the cake on JBL and Byron Saxton. But The Social Outcasts come out and attack The New Day. We go to commercials.

The New Day vs. The Social Outcasts
We come back from break. The New Day dominates the entire match. Xavier and Kofi show their high flying skills. Big E hits The Big Ending for the victory. After the match The New Day get the cake and smash it on Heath Slater’s face.
Winners: The New Day

Money In The Bank qualifying match:

The Miz vs. Cesaro
Maryse introduces her husband The Miz. The Intercontinental Champion says he has been Mr. Money In The Bank before and he will be again. Miz and Maryse kiss. Out comes Cesaro. Cesaro start the match with an uppercut train. He dominates the match early. We come back from commercial break and The Miz is now in control. The two men go back and forth both inside the ring and outside as well. Miz keeps working on the shoulder throughout the whole match. Miz goes to the top rope but is hit with a vicious uppercut. He then hits The Neutralizer and gets the victory.
Winner: Cesaro

We get a recap of the beginning of RAW.

Rene Young interviews Seth Rollins. He says Money In The Bank is kinda his thing. He says he had the best cash in of all time and that he will become champion this year. Seth goes up to Stephanie. He tries to hug her but gets denied. She says she’s happy to see him but things have changed around here. She then shakes his hand as Seth looks confused.

Money In The Bank qualifying match:

Chris Jericho vs Apollo Crews
Jericho comes out and does not look in a good mood. A recap of his match with Dean Ambrose is shown. His body is full of tape and bandages from the thumbtacks last night. Apollo hits the ring and the match starts. Chris Jericho attacks Apollo. We get a reminder that Apollo was attacked by Sheamus earlier today. Apollo makes a comeback. He attacks Jericho’s back where the thumbtacks were. Both men get cheers from the crowd. Apollo hits Jericho with a couple hard clotheslines. Apollo tries to hit his powerbomb but gets reversed by Jericho into The Walls. Apollo tries a roll up but Jericho kicks out at 2. Y2J then hits The Codebreaker for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho

After the match we see Sheamus laughing at Apollo.

Big Cass music hits. He comes out and points back. Out comes Enzo. The crowd goes wild. Enzo says he forgot to pay his electric bill. But he will never stay down. Enzo says they will take care of The Dudley’s. Big Cass is going to drive his size 16 boot into Bubba’s head. Out come The Dudley’s.

Big Cass vs. Bubba Ray
Big Cass dominates the match early. He takes down Bubba with just a push. Devon pushes Enzo outside the ring. Big Cass gets distracted and Bubba takes control. Not for long as Cass makes the comeback. He hits Bubba with a running splash on the corner. Enzo now takes out Devon outside the ring. Big Cass hits Bubba with an elbow and gets the victory. Enzo & Cass celebrate the victory.
Winner: Big Cass

Charlotte makes her way to the ring. She is accompanied by Ric Flair and Dana Brooke. Ric says he couldn’t be more proud of his daughter. Ever since she won the Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania, she has been the best. Charlotte says she has only one person to thank and that’s herself. She also says she appreciates Dana for having her back. Dana thanks Charlotte for giving her a chance. Charlotte then goes on to tell her father that she doesn’t need him anymore. All her childhood she spent without him and last night proved that she never needed him and never will. She then tells Ric to get out of her ring. He can watch her on tv just like she did for all her life. Ric cries and begs her not to do this. Charlotte shows no remorse and kicks her dad out. Ric heads to the back crying as Charlotte woo’s in the ring.

Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
Match starts out very even. Both men get takedowns and submission moves. Dean takes out Dolph and goes for a dive to the outside. Dolph moves and Ambrose is able to stop. We get a standoff as we go to commercial. We come come back and Dolph is in control. He hits Ambrose with the Fameasser. He goes for the super kick but Dean is able to block it. Ambrose goes to the top rope and goes for a splash but is hit by a dropkick. Dolph gets up and hits Ambrose with a couple of head butts. Dolph goes for the ZigZag but Ambrose blocks it. He then hits Dirty Deeds and gets the victory.
Winner: Dean Ambrose

Ric Flair is backstage crying. He hugs Arn Anderson and looks to be leaving. Rene Young asks him if he has anything to say back to his daughter? Ric says no and leaves.

Before his match, AJ says a few words. He gives Roman Reigns his props. One of the best men he has ever faced. He says that if it wasn’t for The Usos and Gallows & Anderson, he would be WWE champion right now. Out comes The Club. Anderson can’t believe what AJ just said. AJ says this isn’t Japan, things have changed. Anderson says that AJ has changed. If it weren’t for them, AJ would have lost a lot of fights. AJ says he wants to do things alone. He says he is done. They will always be brothers but he doesn’t need them. Anderson & Gallows say that if AJ is going to act like that, then they’re are not friends anymore. They are not brothers anymore. AJ then tells them to get out of his ring. Gallows & Anderson head to the back.

Money In The Bank qualifying match:

AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens starts the match by yelling and talking trash to AJ. He says that briefcase belongs to him. The match then gets underway. Styles goes for another Styles clash, but Owens reverses it and crushes Styles with a package neck breaker. Owens goes up top but Styles cuts him off. Owens pushes Styles off the top rope. Owens misses a moonsault. Styles goes out to the apron and hits a springboard 450 splash, but Owens STILL manages to kick out. Owens rolls to the outside. Styles hits a running knee. Styles charges Owens, but Owens catches him and powerbombs him on the steel steps. Styles almost gets counted out. Owens tries the pop-up powerbomb, but Styles jumps over him. Styles hits a Pelé kick. Styles goes out on the apron for the phenomenal forearm. Owens kicks the rope which causes Styles to get crotched on the top rope. Owens hits the pop-up powerbomb for the victory.
Winner: Kevin Owens

Owens celebrates in the ring. RAW goes off the air with Shane and Mick Foley shaking hands getting ready for their podcast.

WWE RAW Results Written by: Erwin Osorio