clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

WWE Raw results, live blog (June 27, 2016): The Dude

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 27, 2016) from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for next month in Washington D.C.

Advertised for tonight: Dean Ambrose is still a lunatic but now he's The Dude as well. I guess. Also, John Cena may need back up against The Club and The Boss is back in business. Plus, more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



Chris here. Let's do this


WWE Signature and we go to Tampa where Seth Rollins comes out to start.

He's still getting them huge pops, folks.

Rollins reminds us that we're finally getting that Shield triple threat at Battleground.

Rollins decides to talk about Roman Reigns despite the latter being suspended. Specifically how that welness scandal embarrassed him.

After all, Rollins was the one who brought Roman to the big leagues.

Rollins brings up Roman's apology tweet and breaks it down piece by piece, specifically the apology, Roman being THE Guy, and the end ("No excuses, I own it").

Bottom line? Rollins owns Reigns, and he always has. Rollins thinks that Roman doesn't deserve forgiveness, nor does he deserve to be in the main event at Battleground.

Therefore, Rollins has an idea: remove Roman from that main event and make it a straight one-on-one match against Dean Ambrose.

Speak of the devil, Ambrose struts out.

Ambrose asks Rollins what the issue is....specifically Ambrose having the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose says that everyone makes mistakes, and Ambrose's mistake was teaming with Rollins.

As far as Ambrose is concerned, the triple threat is still a go.

Now wait a minute. AJ Styles comes out and HOLY HELL LOOK AT THAT JACKET THING!!!

AJ says that Ambrose is on to something by wanting a triple threat at Battleground. Of course, it will be Ambrose vs Rollins vs AJ Styles (take my money).

After all, AJ is the guy who beat JOHN CENA! Therefore, AJ repeats the idea.

Ambrose rejects, but AJ doubles down and calls for a Fatal 4 Way. Ambrose is up for it, but Rollins isn't. After all, Rollins wants his one-on-one match.

And now John Cena joins the debate group.


The question is asked: Will Ambrose fight John Cena? Cena then goes over his resume (and happy 14th year in WWE, Cena). Cena reminds us that he beat Ambrose last time a title was on the line.

Solution? FATAL FIVE WAY!!!

Rollins freaks out as per usual, and Stephanie McMahon comes out with a solution.

But wait, Steph has to address Roman because of course. She also reminds us that Dean Ambrose is champion, and Steph is mortified of this.

Now Steph would ask Shane, but he's not here because infinite McMahon vacations or whatever. Therefore, Steph is taking matters in her own hands.

Tonight, we're getting a couple fun little matches: Seth Rollins vs John Cena and AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose. If Cena and Rollins win their matches tonight, they will be inserted into the main event at Battleground.


Dana Brooke and Charlotte vs Paige and Sasha Banks

This one was just average until the end when Sasha got a good hot tag and started stiffing the hell out of Dana. Dana taps out to the Bank Statement.

Paige and Sasha banks def Dana Brooke and Charlotte


Rusev vs Titus O'Neil

This was more of a continuation of last week's brawl with these two. Titus has the upper hand early, but Rusev took control after a few minutes. The end came after a double clothesline on the outside. Both got up and Titus threw Rusev into the timekeepers' area. Titus got in before the ten count.

Titus O'Neil def Rusev by count-out


Steph is on here phone when she encounters one Korporate Kane. He offers his services for SmackDown when he is interrupted by The Miz and Maryse, who complain about their cold welcome. Miz and Kane debate before Kane mentioned the WWE rule about having to defend his title at least once every 30 days.

Kane suggests a title match for tonight, and Steph likes the idea. Therefore, The Miz is defending his Intercontinental Championship tonight against......

That is what you would call a cliffhanger.


John Cena vs Seth Rollins (Battleground Main Event Qualifier)

As usual, this was a great back-and-forth match with these two. The end almost came with an AA on Rollins, but Rollins was able to reach the ropes. Instead, the real end came during a STF when The Club came out for a distraction. This allowed Rollins to hit the Pedigree for the win.

Seth Rollins def John Cena; no Cena in Battleground main


Enzo and Cass vs These Guys

First things first, Enzo calls for a wave for reasons. Second thing, squash.

Enzo and Cass def These Guys

Afterward, Enzo and Cass do their SAWFT thing before being interrupted by the Social Outcasts, and they want action after calling themselves hard. Curtis Axel tells Enzo and Cass to get out before an exchange ensues. Heath Slater decided to be badass and jumps on the apron. He gets a boot to the mouth. The Outcasts flee because of course.


A repeat of SmackDown's "Make Darren Young Great Again" thing about goals. Seriously, how long has this been going on?

Video of Special Olympics athletes training at the WWE Performance Center before we go back to Tampa where some are on stage with Renee Young and Big Show.


Summer Rae vs Becky Lynch

Natalya is on commentary for heel-turn reasons.

And no match here. Becky goes into rage mode and attacks Natalya. Never piss off Becky.


Chris Jericho comes out. It's Highlight Reel time as he starts by repeatedly saying quiet like a checked-out teacher.

After all, Jericho has a lot to say, before setting up our guests for the segment (but not before raging about Dean Ambrose). Jericho introduces Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Zayn looks like he wants to dismember everyone in the ring.

Jericho noticed the absolute loathing between Zayn and Owens....that's why the JeriTron was raised.

But it always wasn't like this. Jericho mentions that Zayn was the best man and Owens' wedding. Jericho starts stirring the pot, and Zayn calls Jericho on it.

Sami says that neither his nor Owens' career can go anywhere until they end their feud. After all, Sami cost Owens the Royal Rumble, the IC Title at WrestleMania, and the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Sami calls for an answer, but doesn't get one. This causes Sami to calls Owens a coward, and rips the hell out of Owens, eventually demanding the truth for Owens betraying him at R-Evolution two years ago. Sami is killing it.

Owens looks Sami right in the eye and says that he has always told the truth - it was always about business.

However, Sami was the one that ruined their friendship. Sami did everything in his indie career to get to WWE, and this included their friendship and wars together. Owens keeps going on and eventually accepts Sami's challenge. I cannot do this segment justice.

Now of course Jericho buts in and starts ripping Sami and how he still cares about what the crowd thinks. That little fact makes him sick. Jericho wants to slap Sami's face, but he won't do it. Instead, he'll let Owens do it in a few weeks.

As for Jericho, we attempts to give the Gift of Jericho, but gets kicked by both Sami and Owens. After Jericho is taken out, Sami and Owens have an intense staredown before Owens leaves.


The Miz vs Kane (Intercontinental Championship)

Welp...Kane wins by countout after Miz carries an "injured" Maryse to the back.

Kane def The Miz be count-out


Backstage, Miz asks Maryse if her ankle is ok. She was never injured; instead, she was acting.

Miz approves.


Cesaro and Apollo Crews vs Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio

This happened. Del Rio left Sheamus toward the end because stuff. Crews gets the win with the big powerbomb.

Cesaro and Apollo Crews def Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio


Jojo interviews Dean Ambrose about his recent luck. He says stuff before saying that he does the "no nights off" thing before talking about his upcoming match with AJ Styles.

At this time Steph comes up. She says that she will be one step closer to ending Ambrose's title reign if/when AJ wins tonight.




Kofi Kingston rips off the sheep mask and says that The Wyatts started this feud. He also says that The Wyatts' most intimidating thing is their hygene. They supposedly smell like cabbage.

Kofi stops Big E from getting the local Tampa pop. Instead, E goes for a Tampa General pop for reasons.

Kofi plans to roast The Wyatts for the rest of the show, but The Wyatts decide to come out now.

Bray Wyatt tells us that it's a NEW DAY (YES IT IS). He starts going on about how New Day caters to the masses and all that fun stuff (all as the crowd chants that New Day rocks).

Wyatt kills it by telling us that the world isn't filled with unicorns; it's filled with danger and all that. He then starts challenging the Power of Positivity in relation to a person who lost his job.

Kofi interrupts, saying that that Power of Positivity is a way of life, something the Wyatts know nothing about.

However, Wyatt focuses on Xavier Woods, who hasn't said anything since The Wyatts came out. He says he's just playing one of New Day's game. However, there are no winners or losers; only malice and destruction.


Backstage, Renee Young asks New Day if provoking The Wyatts is a good idea. Big E and Kofi thinks so, but Xavier is still terrified.


AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose (Battleground Main Event Qualifier)

Seth Rollins is on commentary

This was an awesome match that never really slowed down much. Both guys got to demonstrate their offensive repertoires, which was great. In the end, The Club came down to make the distraction on AJ's behalf. AJ tried to take advantage, but failed after a brainbuster. Later John Cena came down to even the odds, allowing Ambrose to hit Dirty Deeds to win.

Dean Ambrose def AJ Styles; no Styles in Battleground main

Afterward, The Club beats down Cena and hits the Magic Killer on the stage. In the ring, Rollins hits Ambrose with a Pedigree. Rollins poses with the title to end.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats