Location: Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center
Date: April 11th, 2016
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to the WWE RAW Pre-Show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Booker T, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hype what we will see tonight, which is Shane McMahon in control of RAW. Also, Charlotte will defend the WWE Womenâ€™s Championship against Natalya on RAW.
There is a recap video of last weekâ€™s episode of RAW. The panel talked about the return of Maryse and her alliance with her husband, The Miz.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW. There was an RIP logo for the late Blackjack Mulligan. Shane McMahon walks out to the ring. McMahon said that the reason he is in charge of RAW tonight was due to the fans. McMahon announced Natalya vs. Charlotte for the WWE Womenâ€™s Title. Also, there will be a tag team tournament to crown a #1 contender for the tag team titles will begin tonight. McMahon congratulated AJ Styles for becoming the #1 contender for the WWE Title. McMahon also said that Sami Zayn would compete against AJ Styles tonight, and if Zayn wins then, Zayn vs. Styles vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Title would be booked for Payback. Kevin Owens walked out to the ring. Owens said that Zayn doesnâ€™t deserve a title shot. Owens believes that he is being screwed over, and he should be fighting for the title. McMahon said that it was Owens who screwed over Zayn. McMahon pointed out that Owens lost last week and at WrestleMania. Owens said that he was robbed at WrestleMania and was robbed at RAW because he didnâ€™t get pinned. Owens said that he still has not received his rematch for his IC Title. Owens demanded an IC Title Match. McMahon said that Owens can earn a rematch but he has to beat one guy tonight, and that man is Cesaro. If Owens beats Cesaro, then he gets his title match at Payback.
#1 Contender’s Match: Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Cesaro took him down, and Owens rolled out of the ring. Back in the ring, Owens hit a series of chops until Cesaro hit an uppercut. Owens cut him off with a face plant and worked over the left shoulder. Owens sent him into the ring post. Cesaro hit an uppercut and another one. Cesaro followed it up with a dropkick for 2. Cesaro went for the giant swing, but Owens kicked him off. Owens sent him into the corner and then the ring post shoulder first.