Location: Hartford, CT at the XL Center
Date: April 25th, 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 Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows vs. The Usos and the other matches that have been announced. Â There is a recap video of last weekâ€™s episode of RAW. WWE announced that Kalisto would defend his US Title against Ryback at Payback.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW. There was a graphic for the late Chyna. A video package of last weekâ€™s episode of RAW was shown. Shane McMahon walked out to the ring and said that the fun is going to keep rolling on. This led to Stephanie McMahon walking down to the ring. Stephanie said that the fans are tired of Shane acting like a politician, and she knows that because she is from Hartford. Stephanie said that she has announcement, and that announcement is that this is Shaneâ€™s last night running RAW. Stephanie said that at Payback Vince McMahon will decide who will run RAW. Shane asked the fans who they would want to see run RAW. The fans cheered for him. Stephanie said that Vince will not let the fans factor into his decision. Stephanie believes things will not go his way. Shane told Stephanie to get out of the ring. Stephanie said that she is not going anywhere and is just going to hang out in her ring. Shane brought security to the ring to make sure she left. She did but after she slapped a security guy. They took her to the back. Shane brought out AJ Styles for his match.
Singles Match: AJ Styles vs. Sheamus.
Sheamus jumps him and puts the boots to him. Styles fights back and lands a drop kick. Sheamus cut him off with a big right hand. Styles fires back with a series of right hands. Styles sent him to the floor and hit a running knee. Styles missed a moonsault and Sheamus sent him into the steel steps.