WWE Monday Night Raw 5/30/16…John Cena Returns

Before we start the show, I want to thank the men and women who have served for our country, in the past and present.  Never forget the ones who have sacrificed to protect us.

Tonight’s Raw should be big, not only are we going to have the return of John Cena, but we also will see something “hatch” apparently.

Raw is now.

Lilian Garcia kicks the show off by giving us the 10 bell salute, for men and women who have defended our honor.

Awesome video to remind us about the ones we have lost, and to always honor the men and women, in uniform.

Tonight is the night as we get the opening theme.

We are live in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

HERE COMES THE MONEY….HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

And before Shane says anything, here comes Stephanie.

It’s a McMahon Family Reunion here.

Stephanie tells Shane let’s get this started.

WELCOME TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW!!

Steph talks, and nobody wants to listen.

What’s up Green Bay!!

Shane tells us it’s time to shake things up.  Smackdown is going live on Tuesday July 19th, on USA Network.  It’s coming to Tuesday nights.

Steph tells us that is Smackdown, but this is Raw.  Tonight, we will see the return of John Cena.

OHHHHHH TITLETOWN!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, IT’S TIME TO CLAP FOR YOU WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

New Day is excited about the move to Smackdown, live.  But as excited as they were, excitement turned to paranoia.

Social Media write-ups about brand extension.

Shane tell us there will be a unique roster for Raw and Smackdown.

The New Day is about the new era.  Kofi is new era through and through.

But Big E and Xavier are poking fun at that.

But the question everyone want to know is where are The New Day going?

Stephanie informs them they haven’t decided yet.  But New Day are accusing her of dodging the question.

You can’t possibly think about breaking up The New Day.  They are your WWE Tag Team Champions.

Shane tells them there is anything not on the table.

Hold on, there is a chance they will break up The New Day?  This can’t happen, think of the kids.  And Francesca II.  She can’t handle to be away from all 3 of her parents.

Stephanie tells them things haven’t been discussed yet.

But who runs Raw?

Who?

Who?

Who?

Steph assures them everything will work out.  But there seems to be a bit of a sibling rivalry.  But here is what they do to solve things….a dance challenge.

And now we will have our dance challenge.

Shane gives us his best dance.

Now it’s Stephanie’s turn.

She is about to dance, but here comes The Vaudevillains to ruin things.

The Vaudevillains Vs The New Day in a non-title match, next.

Gallows and Anderson attack The new Day, so Vaudevillains are DQ’d.  They come into the ring, but Vaudevillains tell them to have at it, and they nail Big E with Magic Killer.

Gallows and Anderson made a statement.

Renee Young is with Anderson and Gallows.  Gallows tell us this was a message to say they aren’t going anywhere.  Anderson reiterates they are just getting started.

We see footage from last Monday when Sheamus attacks Apollo Crews.

Apollo is doing push-ups, and someone approaches him.  It’s Big Show.  He assures Apollo he’s not here to hurt him.  Apollo wants to take out Sheamus, so Big Show tries to give him some advice.

Sheamus is afraid to lose his spot.  Sheamus feels Apollo will back down.  So the question is will Apollo back down?

Golden Truth come out together.

The Usos will compete against Breezango.

The Golden Truth are doing commentary.

The Usos win in a pointless match.

Breezango blame The Golden Truth, now all four men start to fight.

We need Gallows and Anderson to come out, and beat the shit out of all four men here.

8 days ago, Seth Rollins made his return.  In 3 weeks, it will be Rollins Vs Reigns, at Money in the Bank.

We will hear from the WWE World Champion, next.

The crowd is mixed here, yet again for Roman.

2 years ago, Seth Rollins sold out, and broke up The Shield.

Ever since then, he has called himself THE man.  But that is funny since he runs away from THE guy every single time, and he has the title to prove he is THE guy.

So if you want to prove you are THE man, come on out, and prove it.

Here comes Seth Rollins, running to the ring, but he thinks twice about it.

Seth has the mic, thinks about saying something, but he decides not to.

Now he is charging to the ring, and again stops.  Laughing at Roman, it will be on his time.  Not Roman’s.

Seth walks away again.

Drops the mic again, and walks away.

3 weeks, we see these two men face off.

Seth charges again, but Roman is ready for him.  Seth screams they do things his way.

John Cena is here tonight.

6-man tag match of all 6 men involved in Money in the Bank ladder match.

Goldberg is a part of the new WWE2K17 game.

Lana is here to introduce us to a “Real American Hero”, and the greatest United States Champion, Rusev.

Rusev Vs Zack Ryder is now.

Rusev wins the match with an Accolade.

Rusev calls himself a better American Hero than any of us.  And here comes Titus O’ Neil.

Titus dares Rusev saying this, on this day….Memorial Day.  Great Americans fight for what they believe in.  He isn’t a Bulgarian brute, he is a Bulgarian chump.  So if he wants to fight, let’s fight.

Titus decks Rusev, and Rusev gets out of the ring.

Next, we see footage from last week, when Charlotte threw her father out of her ring.

The announcers are beside themselves over Charlotte’s actions.

Earlier today, Stephanie catches up with Charlotte.  She is embarrassed with what Charlotte did last week.  Charlotte isn’t stepping down with her, while Steph calls her a waste of talent.

Tonight, Natalya Vs Dana Brooke, one on one.

Another commercial break.

Enzo and Big Cass come out to the ring.

My name is Enzo Amore.  I am a certified G, and a bona-fide stud, and you can’t teach that.  And this man is Big Cass, he’s 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.

Bada Boom, the realest guys in room, how ya doin??

They want some of the Dudleys.

How ya doin?

The Dudley Boyz Vs Enzo and Cass is now.

Enzo and Cass win the match with a Rocket Launcher, pinning Bubba.

Zayn, Ambrose, and Cesaro are talking about strategy.

John Cena returns, next.

The Champ is here.

Cena is very grateful to be back home.  But on this day, it is his duty to honor the heroes who have fallen, and protected our country.

Liberty is freedom, and freedom is our livelihood.  It gives us the honor to cheer for who we want, stand up for what we believe in, dress how we want, and act how we want.  And it is a privilege to say Cena is back on Monday Night Raw.

But this means if he still belongs.  A new era has begun, which means new names, new faces.  So the question is can he still hang with them?  He won’t just roll over, and go away.  Cena will not go quietly away.  And the face that runs this place says this, if the future is now, then the future must go through him.

Enter AJ Styles.

The crowd is half for AJ, and half for Cena.

It is a cool moment here.

AJ has been waiting for this moment his entire life.

AJ said Cena has sort of bad rep, he has been told Cena is always the first into the arena, and the last to leave.  And he has done so much for this company, but here is the thing.  They have been in two different worlds, but here they stand in this ring together.  AJ wanted to be the first to say welcome back.

Cena is hesitant about shaking hands with AJ, but he does.

But here comes Anderson and Gallows.

AJ, as Gallows says, they agreed to go their separate ways.  And he saw what they did to The New Day.  But AJ is sucking up to Cena.

Anderson said they are not here to kiss ass, they are here to kick it.  And that includes AJ.

AJ takes his shirt off, and so does Cena, but AJ turns on Cena, and he is a part of The Club all along.

The Club unites together.

AJ wants him some more, with Gallows and Anderson approve.

Moments ago, we see AJ turn his back on John Cena and laid him out.

Natalya Vs Dana Brooke, now.

Charlotte comes out with Dana.

Dana wins a 3 minute match with a Minshinuko Driver.

They now attack Natalya, and here comes Becky Lynch.

Jo-Jo is with Dolph Ziggler.

We see footage of his match with Baron Corbin at Extreme Rules Kick-Off match.

Ziggler said that Corbin got the best of him, but not the best in him.  When he was a kid, he got into amateur wrestler, and he broke records at Kent State Universe.  Dean Malenko had 1,004 moves, Ziggler has 1,005 moves.  Dolph is the one who steals the show, because he is Dolph Ziggler, and Corbin is not.

Ziggler vs Corbin is next.

We have an amateur wrestling match, but Ziggler kicks Corbin in the balls, causing a DQ.

Ziggler tells us he is DQ’d, and the loser always is Baron Corbin.

6-man tag match is our main event.

The Miz is currently on location, filming The Marine 5:  Battleground, and he will give us updates throughout the weeks.

Jericho, Del Rio, and Owens are talking about who the leader of the match is.

This Thursday night, we will see Charlotte face Becky Lynch.  We will also hear from The Club, this Thursday night on Smackdown.

6-man tag match is now.

Ambrose, Zayn, and Cesaro win when Ambrose pins Owens with Dirty Deeds.

The show ends rather quickly here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Not much here tonight, except seeing Cena back in the WWE, and AJ aligning himself with The Club, setting up a feud against Cena, which makes everyone happy.

Other than that, I hope you had a safe Memorial Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

3 Responses to WWE Monday Night Raw 5/30/16…John Cena Returns

  1. adztheman says:

    I watched some of Russo’s live stuff on youtube after Raw…he panned the whole thing…good to see A-J face off with Cena…its in my DVR and as I catch up this week, I’ll have more reaction once I get through 3 weeks of Raw and two of Smackdown…

    • It just wasn’t a good episode. They built the entire show around the segment with AJ and Cena. I understand that, but damn at least give us other good segments. Let others shine. Some very, and I mean VERY minimal stuff from their WWE World Champion, and their Number One Contender. Might as well just keep them both off TV until the PPV.

      • adztheman says:

        Ross has been complaining about that on his podcast–the champion does not have to be on every week…especially one that has issues on the mic, and gets booed worse than Cena ever did…

        You have guys you know can give you good matches and good work rates—I love Zain, Ziggler works hard, you have new women on your roster…use them, give them time…start appreciating the fact that you have Ambrose, who can work the mic, and work well with anybody…

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