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WWE RAW REPORT: WE HAVE A NUMBER ONE CONTENDER, PEOPLE POWER, THE FAMILY IS BACK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-06-20 23:00:00

We start off tonight with Dean Ambrose arriving at the arena in a cab and the cab almost drives away with the title belt inside because Dean forgot.

We are in Phoenix, Arizona and your announcers are Michael Cole, John Layfield, and Byron Saxton.

There are lecterns set up on the stage for Raw and Smackdown.

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring.

We see how Dean spent his Sunday night by winning Money in the Bank and then successfully cashing in on Seth Rollins after Seth won the WWE Title.

Dean says last night was a long night in Las Vegas.  He says he is not talking about the things he does not remember.  There was the security guard and the Cleveland Cavaliers celebration.  He says he might have had his foot run over by a cab.  Then he did this thing where he climbed a fifteen foot ladder to win Money in the Bank.  He might have been bitten by a dog.  He also cashed in on Seth Rollins to become the new WWE Champion.

He says that Seth Rollins had a long night last night.  He was the right guy at the right place at the wrong time.  Dean says he has a lesson of the week.  What goes around comes back around.  He has another lesson.  He says hard work pays off.  Busting your ass and keeping it next to the grindstone pays off and it can pay off big.  Seth called himself the man and Roman called himself The Guy.  Does that make Dean 'the Dude'?  Dean says you can call him whatever you want but call him champ. 

Dean says he has been chasing this for two years and he kept on fighting until he won it.  He says it was worth it because he ain't having any hard times any more.

Roman Reigns' music plays and he makes his way onto the stage and makes his way to the ring.

Roman says last night it wasn't his night.  Last night was your night.  Roman congratulates Dean and says he is happy for him.  Roman asks Dean how good was it to cash in on Seth?

Dean says he would have cashed in on Roman too.

Roman tells the people telling him he cannot wrestle to take a sip of their beer and shut up.  Roman asks Dean if he is a fighting champ.  Roman says he has a rematch and he is coming after Dean.

Seth Rollins comes out and he says that is not how it works.  He worked his ass off for seven months and he achieved his dream last night when he beat Roman fair and square.  Go to the back of the line.  Seth points out that Dean came out and stole his title.

Roman asks Seth if it did not feel good.

Seth says that at least he did it to Roman's face.  He says he never lost the title and he tells Roman to scurry to the back of the line.

Roman asks Seth if he didn't lose the title, why is it on Dean's shoulder.

Seth points out that he said that Dean stole it from him.

Roman says there is an easy way to settle this and he gets in Seth's face.

He says there is nothing to settle between them because he beat him.

Seth is interrupted by Shane McMahon's music and he shuffles on the stage.

Shane congratulates Dean on winning both the Money in the Bank ladder match and successfully cashing it in to become WWE Champion.  He says that there is a simple solution to see who faces the champion first.  He says that we should have a match between the two of you.

Seth says they had the match last night.  Seth asks Shane if he consulted with Stephanie about the match.

Shane talks to invisible Stephanie next to him and she says it is a good idea.  He says that Stephanie is not here tonight.  With the draft, we are not going to wait until the pay per view or even Smackdown.  We are doing it tonight and then Shane does more shuffling.

Michael Cole mentions that the draft will take place on July 19th on the first Tuesday live Smackdown.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are walking in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Sami Zayn versus Kevin Owens

The bell rings and they exchange punches until Owens goes to the floor.  Zayn follows Owens to the floor and clotheslines him.  Zayn slams Owens' head into the apron and then sends Kevin into the ring.  Owens Irish whips Zayn into the ringside barrier but Zayn jumps onto the barrier and hits a quebrada onto Owens.  Owens is sent into the ring but he goes to the floor.  Owens with a kick and Zayn Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier.  Zayn runs into a boot and Owens goes into the crowd.  Zayn grabs Owens and sends him back over the ringside barrier.  Owens catches Zayn off the barrier and then he runs Zayn into the ringside barrier and ring post.

Owens with a back senton for a near fall.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and the Headlock Master is showing his wares.  We see Owens dropping Zayn on the top rope during the commercial break for a near fall.  Owens goes for another back senton but Zayn gets his knees up.  Owens chases after Zayn and Zayn backs up to the ropes and Zayn pulls the ropes down and Owens goes over the top to the floor.  Zayn with a flip dive onto Owens.

Zayn goes to the turnbuckles but Owens stops him and sets for a superplex.  Zayn with forearms and a head butt.  Zayn leaps over Owens and Owens with a super kick for a near fall.  Owens sets for a package piledriver but Zayn escapes and Zayn with a half nelson German suplex.  Zayn runs into a super kick and Zayn counters a pop up power bomb into a victory roll for the three count.

Winner:  Sami Zayn

After the match, Owens hits Zayn from behind as he goes up the ramp.  Owens goes for a package piledriver off the ramp but Zayn escapes and then Zayn punches Owens.  Officials have to come out to separate both men.  However, Owens gets to his feet and the officials let him go and he attacks Zayn again.  Officials finally realize they have to hold Owens to stop him from doing anything.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Owens and Zayn are exchanging punches in the back while Officials watch and scream stuff.  More security gets involved, but I don't think it will work.  Zayn leaps off a storage case and he punches Owens.

Fit Finlay and Road Dogg get involved and order is kind of restored.

John Laurinaitis makes his way to the Smackdown lectern and he introduces himself.  John says that with the announcement of the draft on the first live Smackdown . . .

Shane comes out and John says he is talking to his WWE Universe.

John tells Shane he looks great but Shane wants to know what John is doing here.  John says he is talking to the WWE Universe.  He says Big Johnny is throwing his name in the hat to run Smackdown.

Shane says that will not happen because a corporate yes man will not run Smackdown.  Shane says that someone who has the fans in mind to run Smackdown.  It will be someone who wants change.

Shane says that he will be the run to run Smackdown.

John says that Shane should run Smackdown and then Big Johnny can run Raw, as he runs to the Raw lectern.

Shane tells Johnny that he is embarassing him and they leave.

Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady come out and they do their usual introduction.

Enzo says he heard Johnny Laryngitis cough into the mic and it sounded like PURE MANURE.  If he had a dime for every time that Johnny opened his mouth and said something relevant . . . HE WOULD HAVE ZERO DIMES.

Colin says that Johnny might have been a Dynamic Dude in the past, but this is the new era and he has a word to describe Johnny.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Aiden English and Simon Gotch

Aiden and Enzo start things off and Enzo with a side head lock and Enzo holds on as Aiden tries to send him off the ropes.  Aiden gets to the ropes and he punches Enzo on the break.  Aiden with kicks. Aiden with a punch and Simon tags in.  They chop Enzo and then connect with punches and Simon gets a near fall.  Simon with a knee and Aiden tags back in.  Simon with a snap mare and springboard kick followed by a kick from Aiden for a near fall.

Aiden with a cross face and he poses.  Aiden chokes Enzo and tags Simon back in.  Simon with a quarter nelson and chin lock.  Enzo with a flatline into the turnbuckles but Aiden tags in and Enzo with a drop kick.  Colin tags in and clotheslines Aiden followed by a splash to Simon.  Colin with a clothesline and elbow drop.  Colin with a boot to knock Simon off the apron.  Colin with a fallaway slam and then Enzo tags in for the Rocket Launcher and the three count.

Winners:  Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady

AJ Styles is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

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