Location: Saint Louis, MO at the Scottrade Center
Date: May 2nd, 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 and Stephanie McMahon working together. There is a recap video of last nightâ€™s Payback PPV shown. Â
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There is a recap video of last nightâ€™s Payback PPV shown. Stephanie McMahon walks down to the ring. She said it was great to be back in Saint Louis. Shane McMahon interrupts and walks down to the ring. Stephanie said that in order to make this work she has a gift to show him that she is embracing this new partnership. Stephanie gave him a photo of him when he was a kid with Vince. They both asked each other what they had planned for the show. Shane said that he would like toâ€¦ Kevin Owens walked out to the ring. Owens said that itâ€™s so great that they’re getting along. Owens said he has an idea, and that idea is for him wrestling for the Intercontinental Title against The Miz. Owens made it clear that he is the #1 contender for the title, and he proved it at Payback when he beat Sami Zayn. He wants his title match on RAW. He said that he owed a title match. This led to Cesar walking out to the ring. Cesaro explained that he had Miz beat at Payback, but Owens interfered in his match and cost him the title. Shane booked Owens vs. Cesaro for tonight and the winner will face The Miz for the IC Title.
#1 contender’s match for the IC Title: Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens.
Cesaro hit a series of uppercuts to begin the match. Cesaro followed up with a drop kick for 1 and Owens rolled to the floor. Cesaro took him out with a dive off the barricade. Cesaro went to the top rope and took him out with a crossbody for 2. Owens cut him off with a superkick. Owens followed up with a back splash for 2. Owens hit a DDT for 2. Owens went to the top rope, but Cesaro caught him with an uppercut and a drop kick. Cesaro with a suplex off the top rope for a near fall. Owens used the top rope to his advantage and hit a frog splash off the apron to the floor.
Weâ€™re back from break with Cesaro hitting a big uppercut to Owens. Cesaro celebrated with the fans. They brawl to the floor. Owens tried to use the IC Title, but Miz grabbed the title. Cesaro hit Miz with an uppercut. Back in the ring, Miz attacked Cesaro causing the no contest. Owens and Miz argue. Owens and Miz beat down Cesaro until Sami Zayn runs down to make the save.