WWE Monday Night Raw 4/25/16…6 Days From Payback

Tonight’s episode of Raw is in honor of Joanie “Chyna” Lauer.

We are 6 days away from Payback, back in the states.  We see footage from last week, when Anderson and Gallows attacked Reigns, did AJ Styles have anything to do with that?

Raw is now.

We are in Hartford, Connecticut.  Tonight, AJ Styles Vs Sheamus.  We will also see reigns Vs Del Rio.

Here Comes The Money!!  Here Comes The Money!!

Shane O’ Mac is in charge, again.

What’s up Hartford.  WWE Payback is this Sunday, it is the first PPV of a new era.

We will keep the action going with new faces, new matches.  We are going to have some fun.

And the buzzkill comes, with Stephanie McMahon coming to the ring.

She tries to give her brother a kiss, but he denies it.  She mocks Shane wants the fans to have some fun.  You think they can pander to these people?  They are from Hartford, they are tough.  They are tired of politicians, and she is one of them.  These are her people.

Listening to some of them, they are not naturally from Hartford.

Shane expected to see her or her husband show their unimportant heads at some point.

Stephanie informs Shane this is his last night of running the show.  This Sunday, Vincent Kennedy McMahon will decide once and for all who is running Monday Night Raw.

Shane O’ Mac chants.

Shane runs a poll from the fans on who should run Raw, it’s of course Shane.

They bicker a bit here, and Stephanie has good authority in 6 days, Shane won’t be having things go his way.

Maybe it’s time for “Hartford’s favorite daughter” to head out of the ring.

Stephanie isn’t going anywhere.

Tonight, Shane is still in charge.  So since she won’t politely leave, he brings out security to escort her to leave.

Stephanie drops the mic, and heads out with the fans loving every second.

A security guy touches her, and she slaps him.  She will be arrested again.

Na Na Na Na….Hey Hey Goodbye.

Let’s get into some action, shall we?

Styles Vs Sheamus kicks the show off.

Styles wins with the Phenomenal Forearm.

Gallows and Anderson is on the top ramp, happy for AJ’s win.

Reigns is watching this backstage, he is approached by The Usos.

He saw it, and they are all together.  Usos have Roman’s back, but One Vs All.

They are all in this together.

OHHHHHHH Hartford, don’t you dare be sour.  Clap for your world-famous 2-time Tag Team Champions.

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

We come back with The New Day.

This Sunday, the finals of the Number One Contender tournament will take place, with The Vaudevillians Vs Enzo and Cass, brought to you by Booty-O’s.  And at this Sunday, we will pay respect to the team who wins the finals, and then they will party like it’s 1999.

Nice homage.

The Vaudevillians show up, to no reaction.

Aiden English said when they win the Number One Contenders match, they will party like it’s 1899.

Because they represent the moral values, and will bring it back to WWE.  And Gotch brings up when they beat those Mongrels….

Cass and Enzo show up.

Enzo makes this clear, Vaudevillians want to be Number One Contender, but Enzo wants to run the beach, into his own arms.  But that is impossible.

Enzo and Cass will be the Number One Contenders to Tag Team Titles.  Because there is only one word to describe them….


But The New Day will still say as the Tag Team Champions, because New Day Rocks.

John Cena will return to WWE, on Memorial Day.

Anderson and Gallows make their in-ring debut against The Usos, next.

Anderson and Gallows won with the Magic Killer, in their in-ring debut as a team.

After the match, they want to inflict more damage.

Here comes Reigns to help his cousins.  Take care of both men, as Anderson and Gallows retreat.

Still to come tonight, Reigns Vs Del Rio.

At Payback, Zayn Vs Owens.  We take a look at their 14-year friendship, next.

Renee Young is with AJ Styles.

How has he prepared for his WWE World Championship match this Sunday?

Anderson and Gallows interrupt him again.

Reigns started the fight.  Gallows promise they will not jeopardize his title match this Sunday.  They are here to make sure it’s a fair fight.  Anderson assures AJ that they have his back.  This friendship they have is forever.

Owens Vs Zayn video is shown.

Sami Zayn is set to face Rusev, next.

Zayn wins with a rollup.  Lana is beside herself, throwing her shoes at Sami.

And Owens, with a new T-shirt attacks Sami from behind.

Renee Young is with Apollo Crews.

How does Apollo stand out?  Stardust interrupts, but Apollo calls him Cody.  He said his dad Dusty Rhodes worked with him, and even gave him his name.

Stardust isn’t impressed.

They clash, next.

Titus O’ Neil is the “finisher”.

Crews wins in impressive fashion over Stardust with the Sit-Out Powerbomb.

Dean Ambrose is headed to the ring, next.

This Sunday, Ambrose Vs Jericho.  “The Lunatic Fringe” makes his way to the ring.

Tonight, Ambrose was going to host The Ambrose Asylum, but he told Shane there won’t be a talk show.  Because he is not in a good mood.  He was attacked last week, by Jericho.  This Sunday, he is going to beat the former 6-time World Champion.

Jericho likes to repeat how he is the best in the world at what he does, but Ambrose is pretty good too.  Jericho likes to say how great he is, and Dean has nothing to complain.  Jericho loves to attack people from behind, but Dean will kick the door right down, and do what he has to do.  Chris, lace up your scarf, light up your Christmas lights jacket, and get out here.

Here comes Jericho.

You disrespectful idiot.  How dare you call him out, there is no way he is fighting Dean in this dump.

Shut up.

Have you forgotten who you are dealing with Ambrose?  He doesn’t say he is the best, he IS the best in the world at what he does.  Do you understand what he’s saying?  He makes history, Ambrose should thank Chris, because just being in the ring with Jericho puts him in a different light.  In fact, get on your feet, and kiss his $1,500 boots.  It’s $750, a-boot.  In fact, he wants Dean to apologize for disrespecting Jericho, and taking away his talk show.  Apologize right now.

Shut up.

Shut up.


Do it, now….IDIOT.

Dean is sorry Chris, he is sorry he paid so much money for those ugly ass shoes.  Chris, Dean is sorry he is walking around wearing a scarf.He is sorry he wears a Bon Jovi haircut.  He is sorry Chris pissed him off so much.  He is sorry he will beat his ass this Sunday, but he is not sorry for this.

Ambrose attacks Jericho.

Jericho gives Ambrose a Walls of Jericho, right on the announce table.

Officials break this up, while Jericho has an awesome smirk, looking at the crowd.

Earlier tonight, Stephanie McMahon returns, and tells Shane Vince will decide this Sunday who is running Raw.

Shane kicks Steph out of the building.

Tonight, Reigns Vs Del Rio.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw.  Ambrose attacking Jericho, but Chris pulls off The Walls.

Natalya will face Charlotte this Sunday night.  Flair in Charlotte’s corner, and Bret “The Hitman” Hart in Nattie’s corner.

Nattie Vs Emma, now.

Charlotte and Ric Flair make their presence felt.

Nattie wins with a Sharpshooter.

A video tribute to Joanie “Chyna” Laurer.

Damien Sandow is set for action against “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin.

The match never takes place, because Ziggler attacks Corbin.  This Sunday night, those two clash.

Still to come, Reigns Vs Del Rio.

The Colons want us to come to Puerto Rico.

The Miz and Maryse are in the ring.

This Sunday at Payback, The Miz will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro.  And going by what Social Media is saying, Cesaro will beat him.  And it appalls him, not because of the morons who say this, but because they need The Miz as IC Champion.

It’s more than a title, it’s more than an accomplishment, it is legendary.

Major superstars have held on to these championships, and hold it up.  The Miz has done that, Cesaro has not.  The fans make up their signs that says Cesaro Section, but Maryse is what The MiZ Section looks like, you are what Cesaro Section looks like.  Need he say more?

Enter Cesaro.

Cesaro doesn’t want Miz to insult the fans intelligence.  He’s trying to pander the fans to root for him, but they are more intelligent than that.

Cesaro does agree with one thing, the IC Title is legendary, some legends have been IC Champion, and Cesaro has yet to do so.  But he will make sure the end credits roll out his IC Title run.

Miz assures Cesaro the IC Title mean more to Miz than he would ever know.  Cesaro tells Miz to make his day, Miz goes to leave, but is caught with a Spinebuster.

He is about to set up a Cesaro Swing, but Maryse gets on top of Miz.

This Sunday, Cesaro Vs The Miz.

Reigns is headed to the ring, and is met with AJ Styles.

Payback, Styles is taking his title.  Reigns asks Styles if he already bought tickets for Gallows and Anderson.

Reigns Vs Del Rio is next.

The Payback Kick-Off match is Kalisto Vs Ryback, for the United States Title.

Reigns Vs Del Rio is now.

Gallows and Anderson tried to distract Reigns, but he spears Del Rio.

Gallows and Anderson lay out Reigns, Styles comes out to tell them to cool down.  Styles turns around, and hits a Superman Punch on AJ.  Reigns goes after Anderson and Gallows, and that distracts Reigns, Styles hits a Phenomenal Forearm.

Are they all in this together?  Payback is this Sunday.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another good episode of Raw, with Payback setting up to be a good PPV.  Is AJ in cahoots with Anderson and Gallows?  Will Bullet Club emerge this Sunday?

I have a feeling we will find out everything.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.











































About Kevin Gillman
I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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