February 18, 2016
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"WWE: Then. Now. Forever."
We get a recap of Monday Night RAW, focusing on Dean Ambrose defending his Intercontinental Championship in a Fatal 5 Way match, which was won by Kevin Owens. From there, the Smackdown intro brings us to a packed arena in Ontario for another exciting edition of Smackdown! Kevin Owens makes his way out to the ring, showing off his Intercontinental Championship as he approaches the announce table, where we see Michael Cole is filling in for Mauro this week. Owens joins the announce team as Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring for the opening match of the night. Commentary hypes Owens vs Ziggler at Fastlane for the Intercontinental Championship as the Lucha Dragons make their way out next. Commentary hyping the Fastlane Kickoff as Kalisto is set to defend his United States Championship against Alberto Del Rio in a Two Out of Three Falls Match, as the League of Nations make their way out to the ring.
Six Man Tag
Dolph Ziggler & The Lucha Dragons vs. The League of Nations
Kalisto and Rusev start things off as Rusev talks some trash before charging at Kalisto in the corner, but Kalisto dodges and hits some kicks. Rusev throws him into the ropes, but Kalisto back on the attack with some more kicks and a dropkick to the knee! Rusev shoves him into the corner, but Kalisto hits a DDT off the top for a nearfall! He tags in Sin Cara, who assists a monkey flip to Kalisto onto Rusev! Rusev tags in ADR as Sin Cara hits some kicks and a springboard moonsault for a nearfall. ADR has Cara in the corner now, whipping him as Kalisto tags himself in. Kalisto with a springboard ran that takes ADR out of the ring, Sheamus runs in but is dropkicked out of the ring next, and Ziggler assists the Dragons for a plancha through the second rope! Rusev comes in but is thrown out by Ziggler, who hits a big elbow off the top rope as we go to commercial!
Back from commercial, Rusev is working a sleeper hold on Sin Cara, who starts to power out until Rusev slams him before tagging in ADR. ADR drops down on Sin Cara before knocking Kalisto off the apron. ADR with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a nearfall before working a sleeper hold on Sin Cara, who powers out. ADR with a headbutt and a boot to the midsection before throwing Sin Cara into the steel post. He tags in Sheamus, who lays into Sin Cara with some stomps and an Irish Curse backbreaker thrice over for a nearfall. ADR tags in Rusev, who works a facelock on Sin Cara before shoving a knee into him as he tags ADR back in. ADR looking for the drop again, but Sin Cara hits a dropkick that sends him to the mat! Sin Cara tags in Ziggler as ADR tags in Sheamus, and Ziggler hits a flurry of offense on the Celtic Warrior ending in an elbow drop for a nearfall. He goes for a superkick, Sheamus going for a suplex but Ziggler ends up hitting a big DDT on Sheamus for the nearfall as ADR breaks up the pin. Sin Cara takes ADR out of the ring, but takes a kick to the head from Rusev on the outside! Kalisto gets caught by ADR, who just slams him into the barricade. Back in the ring, Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick but Ziggler rolls him up for a nearfall. Ziggler with a Famouser but only gets a nearfall as he knocks ADR and Rusev off the apron. Owens distracts Ziggler, who eats a Brogue Kick by Sheamus who gets the win!
Winners via pinfall: The League of Nations
The League celebrates in the ring as Owens grabs Ziggler's vest and tosses it before walking up the ramp. Commentary hypes up the upcoming return appearance (after 12 years!) of Brock Lesnar, and a big tag match as Dean Ambrose teams with Roman Reigns to take on the Dudley Boyz later tonight! Backstage, we see Sasha Banks walking as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, WWE celebrates Black History Month with a quote from Rosa Parks before going back to ringside, where Tamina makes her way out to the ring accompanied by Naomi as she gets ready to take on Sasha Banks. We see a video from WWE's Facebook from before RAW on Monday night, where Team BAD attack Becky Lynch. Back at ringside, Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring as commentary hypes up the Divas tag match as Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks take on Naomi and Tamina.
Tamina vs. Sasha Banks
The match starts with Naomi immediately trying to get involved from ringside, before Tamina and Sasha lock up. Tamina shoves Banks to the mat, taunting the crowd before pulling her up and throwing her by her hair. She continues the beatdown before going for a cover and a nearfall. Tamina going for a suplex but Sasha rolls out, turning things around before hitting a double knee in the corner three times for a nearfall. Naomi gets on the apron but takes an elbow for her efforts, as Sasha blocks Tamina before locking her for the Bank Statement forcing Tamina to tap out!
Winner via submission: Sasha Banks
Naomi attacks Sasha from behind, laying into her with right hands as Tamina continues the beatdown before Becky Lynch comes in to make the save. Team BAD quickly get out of the ring and regroup on the stage as Becky checks on Sasha, who shoves her before leaving the ring. Commentary hypes Jericho's response to AJ's challenge for Fastlane, and that is up next!
Back from commercial, Becky confronts Sasha about earlier and says they need each other going into their match at Fast Lane. Sasha reminds Becky that they are NOT friends, but she hates losing. They agree to "kick some lass…like a boss" before we go back to ringside, where Jericho makes his way out. We go back to RAW on Monday, right after Styles defeats The Miz, when AJ challenged Jericho to a third match for Fastlane. Jericho says he'll let AJ know on Smackdown, as we go back to ringside where Y2J has a mic in hand as the crowd chants "Y2J." Jericho says it's the answer to the question that everyone has been talking about: will there be a rematch between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho at Fastlane? I'll give my answer, but first I want to say it with AJ right here in the ring, so I can say it to his face, so come on out AJ! The Miz makes his way out instead, saying everyone is sick of seeing Jericho and AJ play footsie and that he has a much more important announcement to make! Jericho asks if it's that Miz is gonna take two weeks off and quit the business? Please quit the business, Miz, we're beggin' ya! Miz is NOT quitting, certainly not in the Inland Empire! My major announcement is not only that I was the guest of honor at the post-RAW Grammy afterparty at the Playboy Mansion, but you don't need to worry about AJ Styles because you have a match with the real A-Lister right now! Miz goes for a cheap shot but Jericho throws Miz out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the match is underway!
Chris Jericho vs. The Miz
Jericho lays into Miz with a chop, but Miz gets out of the ring and runs around before going back in. Jericho with another chop and a delayed vertical suplex. Miz thrown into the corner and Jericho hits a clothesline and some right hands. Jericho with another chop, but Miz dodges a charge and Jericho slams into the steel post. Miz stomps into Jericho, driving his boot into the throat of Jericho before hitting a clothesline for a nearfall. Miz with a sleeper on Jericho, who powers out and whips Miz into the ropes but Miz hits a shoulderblock. Miz off the ropes and right into a dropkick by Jericho, who whips him into the corner and hits a right hand. Miz catches him with some hard left hands, but Jericho drops him off the top and lands a crossbody for the nearfall. Miz gets dumped over the top rope, and Jericho drops him off the apron with a springboard dropkick before hitting a baseball slide into Miz. Miz thrown back into the ring, catches Jericho with a kick to the face thrice over as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Miz is still in control with a chinlock on Jericho, who powers out but gets hit with a neckbreaker by Miz for a nearfall. Miz back to work on Jericho with another chinlock, but Jericho powers out before Miz whips him into the ropes. Jericho gets on the top now, dropping Miz with a double axe handle and a shoulderblock. Miz going for a neckbreaker again, but Jericho nearly reverses it into a Walls of Jericho before hitting a running enziguri for a nearfall. Jericho with a running bulldog, but Miz rolls out of a Lionsault attempt for a DDT and the nearfall. Miz looking to go for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Jericho gets a butterfly into a backbreaker for a nearfall. Miz catches Jericho with a boot to the face for a nearfall of his own, looking frustrated as he takes him to the corner working the face of Y2J. Miz charges at Jericho, who catches him with a spinebuster before locking in the Walls of Jericho, forcing Miz to tap out!
Winner via submission: Chris Jericho
We get replays of the match, including the finish as Jericho gets a mic from ringside, complimenting Miz before saying once again, Y2J comes out on top! Let's get back to the business at hand, so AJ come on out! AJ makes his way out to the ring, and Jericho speaks up again. There's a saying we have here in the WWE, "you're only as good as your last match." As far as I'm concerned, in our last match I beat you. I know you wanna make a name for yourself in the WWE, but you're gonna have to do it with someone else. I respect you, AJ, you're one of the best in the world today, but this isn't about respect. I respect you, but I don't really like you, and I don't feel like doing you any favors. So the answer to your question, AJ-Y2J 3 at Fastlane, is no. AJ asks if there's anything I can do to make you change your mind, before attacking Jericho with some right hands that brings Jericho out of the ring. Jericho hops back onto the apron, angry at what AJ just did, saying that was a stupid move. You want a rematch against Jericho at Fastlane, right? You've got it! But I'm gonna tell ya right now, you're gonna regret it. Jericho goes back up the ramp as we go back to RAW, where Paul Heyman had a message for Roman Reigns: Brock Lesnar is your enemy this Sunday at Fastlane, but so is Dean Ambrose. Roman says he's going to win at Fastlane and defeat Triple H at Wrestlemania, before the Dudley Boyz ambush him from behind! Dean comes out to make the save, but teases hitting Dirty Deeds on Reigns to keep him on his toes. Backstage, Reigns says Dean got a little crazy on him on Monday night but in his defense, he had a rough night. Dean says he's good, it's just been a long week. I just wanna get my mind right and do my thing. Roman says he'll see Dean out there, but don't try to pull that Dirty Deeds stuff again. Dean says Roman can't take a joke, but Roman says he can take a good joke. Dean walks off, before bumping into Paul Heyman. Always good to see ya, you look rested, you look healthy. What's going on, give me the good word! Heyman says he has a lot of respect for Roman Reigns but he should tell his little brother that his client, Brock Lesnar, is here at Smackdown, and he's in a really bad mood…and he's looking for you. Dean looks worried, asking for advice but Heyman has none…so Dean guesses he just has to figure it out on his own. You tell Brock not to keep me waiting this time! Dean walks off as we see a post from Fabolous on Instagram involving his son having a custom WWE bedroom and MITB briefcase, and we see they're in attendance tonight as commentary hypes the Cutting Edge Peep Show for Fastlane featuring the New Day! Backstage, JoJo is standing by with The New Day, asking how they're preparing for the Cutting Edge Peep Show. Xavier Woods says they're the franchise player tag team of WWE, they don't need to get ready! Edge and Christian aren't even real musicians, we have real musical instruments. Kofi says she doesn't even deserve a sneak peek, so they're gonna save that supa hot fiyah for Sunday! Big E says when all is said and done they're gonna hop in a stretch limo, ride down the road, and automatically be entered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Kofi offers some advice about Edge and Christian: they've kinda gone out of style! Big E says this ain't the 90s, people don't say things reek of awesomeness, people don't use flash photography. Kofi says this is 2016, the year of the GIF. They shoo off JoJo before giving a preview of their musical talent for this Sunday. We get a video package (sponsored by GEICO) of the Divas Champion, Charlotte, before going to ringside for the next match as Charlotte makes her way to the ring. Commentary hypes up the Divas Championship as Charlotte defends her title against Brie Bella.
WWE Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Natalya
Both women lock up, and Natalya takes Charlotte down only to get locked in a headscissors before getting out. Natalya with another takedown, but Charlotte has one of her own as Natalya gets to the corner. Natalya gets out of the way, hitting a suplex and a dropkick on Charlotte who gets to the ropes as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Charlotte blocks a kick but Natalya takes her down. Natalya with a suplex on the Divas Champion before dropping her with a baseball slide. Charlotte catches Natalya on the outside with a boot to the face, throwing her back into the ring and getting a nearfall. Charlotte with a bodyscissors on Natalya, who tries to power out but Charlotte has a facelock now as well. Natalya powers out of it, but is caught by Charlotte for a nearfall. Natalya hits a spinning lariat and a German suplex that sends Charlotte outside. Charlotte trips up Natalya on the apron before locking in the Figure Eight, forcing Natalya to tap out!
Winner via submission: Charlotte
Charlotte celebrates mocking Brie Bella's (and Daniel Bryan's) YES chant until Brie runs down to settle things! Brie with a series of hard kicks on the Divas Champ, and goes for the running knee until Charlotte gets out of the ring. Brie with some YES chants of her own and posing with the Divas Title as we go backstage, where R-Truth is talking to his woman on the phone when he bumps into Goldust dressed as "Dusta Rhymes" who throws down some truth for R-Truth. Goldust drops some good rhymes, to which Truth responds with a rap of his own basically refusing Goldust's offer to tag. Truth walks off as commentary hypes up Brock Lesnar's return and the big tag match later tonight!
Back from commercial, commentary hypes up the card for Fastlane including the six man tag as the Wyatt Family takes on Ryback, Big Show, and Kane. We get a video package of the Wyatt Family laying waste to the "titans of WWE." Commentary hypes up the big tag match as Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns take on the Dudley Boyz, up next!
Back from commercial, commentary hypes the Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award set to be given this Monday night on RAW. The Dudley Boyz make their way to the ring for the big main event tonight, followed by Dean Ambrose as we look back to RAW two weeks ago when Ambrose was looking for a fight with Brock Lesnar. Back at ringside, Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring as commentary hypes the Triple Threat match at Fastlane to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as we get underway with the main event!
Tag Team Match Main Event
The Dudley Boyz vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
Devon and Dean start things off, and Ambrose gets a flurry of offense in early for a nearfall. Devon tags in Bubba Ray, who slaps Roman on the apron calling him to come in. Dean tags in Roman, who exchanges blows with Bubba Ray before Bubba hits a knee and elbow on Reigns. Reigns catches Bubba, who gets out of the way. Reigns tags in Ambrose, and the two of them deliver a double suplex on Bubba Ray. Devon runs in, but they hit a double suplex on him before they dump both Dudleys out of the ring as we go to commercial!
Back from commercial, Bubba Ray is in control with a chinlock on Ambrose. Ambrose powers out, but is thrown into the corner as Bubba tags in Devon. Devon with a shoulder tackle on Ambrose, laying into him with right hands in the corner now. Devon throws Ambrose out of the ring and distracts the ref as Bubba slams Ambrose onto the announce table, before throwing him back into the ring for Devon to get a nearfall. Devon with a sleeper on Ambrose now, as Dean fights back dropping Devon by the jaw. Devon catches Ambrose with a clothesline for a nearfall, before tagging in Bubba Ray. Bubba sets Ambrose up, hitting a neckbreaker on the top turnbuckle. Bubba with a right hand on the Lunatic Fringe, and another one as he talks trash before hitting another neckbreaker. Bubba tags in Devon, who taunts Roman as he continues the attack on Ambrose for a nearfall. Devon with another sleeper now, trying to keep Ambrose away from Reigns. Ambrose tries to power out, but gets an elbow as Devon tags Bubba Ray back in. Bubba with a body slam, mocking Ambrose as he climbs to the top…but is distracted by Roman as Dean gets him on the top rope before getting knocked down. Bubba goes for a senton but Ambrose rolls out of the way, tagging in Reigns as Devon gets the tag. Reigns turns things around on Devon and hits a Samoan drop on Bubba, before hitting some hard right hands on Devon in the corner. Reigns looking for the Superman Punch when Brock Lesnar makes his way out to the ring. The distraction works out well for the Dudleys, who sneak attack Roman from behind and go for the 3D…but Roman hits Devon with a Superman Punch as Bubba hits a boot on Roman, before Dean takes Bubba out with an elbow! Dean with a dive to the outside on Devon, throwing him back into the ring when Brock attacks him! He throws Dean into the barricade as the ref calls for the bell!
Winners via disqualification: Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
Roman comes to his friend's rescue, bringing Lesnar into the ring…but Lesnar sends Reigns AND Ambrose to Suplex City! Lesnar turns around after hitting the suplex on Ambrose…taking a Superman Punch by Reigns! Reigns goes for the spear on Lesnar, but collides with Ambrose instead. Ambrose looks to go for the Dirty Deeds, but Reigns hits a Samoan drop! Lesnar grabs Reigns, hitting an F5 on Reigns and standing tall. He leaves the ring when Triple H makes his way to the stage carrying the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on his shoulder. The Game stares down the Beast Incarnate, with Reigns and Ambrose still down in the ring as the show comes to a close.