Raw Recap (05/30/2016)


**Salute to the American soldiers**

Shane McMahon is out first tonight; followed by sister Stephanie. The McMahon siblings exchange some banter before Shane officially announce SmackDown going live in July to the WWE Universe before they are joined The New Day who question Shane and Stephanie about the brand extension. Although the McMahons dodge the issue, The New Day push the issues; which eventually leads to a dance challenge. Shane accepts and actually dances with the trio before Stephanie steps in to take her turn; only to be interrupted by The Vaudevillains who are scheduled for a math with the champs.

The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains

The tag team division continues to improve which is evident with these two teams. However, the match would be spoiled by Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.

Post-Match: The (Bullet) Club boys take out The New Day.

Backstage: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows inform Renee Young that they are "just getting started."

Still Backstage: Big Show provides Apollo Crews with some advice about his problems with Sheamus.

The Usos vs. Breezdango

Well, so much for the previous tag team statement. The Usos win this wasted match as the Golden Truth sit on commentary doing comedy.

Roman Reigns is out to address the Seth Rollins situation. Reigns does his "the guy" routine before calling out Rollins. In response, Rollins approaches the ring - looking ready for a fight - only to walk back up the ramp. Rollins then does it again ... and again ... before heading to the back ... then running down again; only to leave one more time.

@wwerollins continues to play mind games with #RomanReigns! #WWE #Raw

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Rusev vs. Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder never stood a chance as Rusev picked up the easy victory.

Post-Match: Rusev begins bashing America before he is interrupted by Titus O'Neil who lays into the Bulgarian Brute.

**Video package highlighting the Ric Flair-Charlotte situation, along with Superstars reactions**

Stephanie McMahon is then shown accosting the Women's Champion; expressing the shame she feels about her holding the title and calling Charlotte a "waste of talent."

Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Dudley Boyz

The young upstart tag team of Enzo Amore and Big Cass held their own against the seasoned Dudley Boyz before picking up the victory.

Backstage: comical segment between Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, and Sami Zayn which included some ribbing on Canada.

The hero of every child and fantasy of every woman in the WWE Universe has returned. John Cena begins with some patriotic speech before getting fired-up about being back on Monday Night Raw. Cena poses the question, does he still belong? Cena places everybody in the New Era on notice; stating how the New Era must go through the fifteen-time World Champion. This brings out A.J. Styles while the crowd erupts in a "A.J. Styles/Let's go, Cena" chant. Styles claims that he wanted to be one of the first to welcome Cena back. The two shake hands and are interrupted by Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. While it appeared as though, Anderson and Gallows were out to get a piece of Styles, "The Phenomenal One" officially turns heel by taking out Cena; and The (Bullet) Club are together again.

Natalya vs. Dana Brooke

Rather quick match with little action. Dana Brooke picks up the necessary victory.

Post-Match: Charlotte and Dana Brooke assault Natalya until Becky Lynch makes the save.

Backstage: Dolph Ziggler discusses his upcoming match with Baron Corbin; making reference to the old Chris Jericho "Man of 1004 Holds" WCW promo and claiming that he has 1005 holds.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

This "technical wrestling" match would go nowhere as Dolph Ziggler kicks Baron Corbin in the nether regions shortly after the opening bell.

Backstage: Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, and Chris Jericho engage in some comical banter of their own.

Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, and Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn, Cesaro, and Dean Ambrose

Plenty of back-and-forth action throughout this match as the six men involved attempted to close this lackluster show on a high note. As expected, all hell would break lose as Dean Ambrose would eventually score the pinfall on Kevin Owens.

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