WWE Monday Night RAW Results
September 15, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Paul Heyman is in the center of the ring as the show starts, and the crowd immediately showers him with boos. “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am here this evening to give you a preview of what will happen this Sunday at WWE Night of Champions.” Heyman says first to come down the aisle is the former champion. Heyman imitates his music, and says all the children will be cheering for John Cena. Then coming down the aisle will be his client, the Conqueror, the Beast Incarnate, the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar. Heyman says Lesnar will give them more of a reason to boo this Sunday. If they thought the beating Cena got at SummerSlam was vicious…
John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring to a great reception. Heyman extends his hand, but Cena walks right by him. Cena says it’s a little cliché, but he doesn’t see “him.” Where is the beast? Where is the one in 21-1? Where is Brock Lesnar? Cena leans against the ropes. Heyman says that depends on Cena’s interpretation of “where.” “Where” is a relative term. Cena says he said he was coming for a fight last week. He’s either going to fight Lesnar or Heyman. Heyman smiles and asks if he really wants this. As a businessman, he’d like to entice them to spend $9.99 on the WWE Network, but Cena wants to come to Cajun Country and give it away in the Cajundome for free. If that’s what Cena wants, that’s what he’ll get. Right here, live on September 15, 2014, John Cena versus “The Beast” Brock Lesnar! Here comes the pain!
Cena turns toward the stage, but Heyman starts laughing. Heyman says Cena is good. For those that haven’t heard – he thought it’d be on the Internet by now – his client flies on a private plane because he doesn’t like anybody, especially Cena. No disrespect from him, but a lot of disrespect from Lesnar. In modern day aviation, there are always delays. Lesnar’s plane was delayed, but he will be here. Heyman thinks Cena knew Lesnar’s plane was delayed and called him out knowing that Lesnar wasn’t here. Heyman thinks Cena doesn’t actually want to fight him now because he knows what would happen to his title chances in six days. Heyman says he plays the hero character better than anyone in the WWE, and he applauds him.
Heyman goes to leave the ring, but Cena grabs him by the shoulder. Cena says he thinks Heyman is full of crap. Here is what he knows: seven days ago, he gave him twenty-four hours to produce the beast because he was coming for a fight. In about eighty minutes, if Lesnar doesn’t show up, that means its halftime. He’s not waiting until the end of RAW. If there isn’t a Beast here by then, he’s going to kick Heyman’s ass. Heyman sheepishly says he’ll let Cena know when Lesnar gets here, and he leaves the ring. Cena quickly gets in front of him at ringside. Cena says he doesn’t trust Heyman. Tonight, Cajun Country wants a fight. All he’s going to do right now is make sure they get one. Cena puts Heyman in a headlock and drags him up the ramp and through the entrance area.
Replays are shown from last Monday night when Roman Reigns got Randy Orton trapped in a cage. Reigns speared Orton down before being taken out by a huge cross-body block from Seth Rollins off the top of the cage. Kane, Rollins, and Orton attacked him before Rollins gave him a Curb Stomp on the chair.
Roman Reigns, not wanting to wait until Night of Champions, will face Seth Rollins tonight on RAW!
Chris Jericho’s pyro explodes, and he makes his entrance to the ring. Jericho will face Corporate Kane, next.
Footage is shown from the WWE App. John Cena dragged Paul Heyman to his locker room and locked him in. Cena said if there was no beast at halftime, he was fighting him. Cena called over The Great Khali and spoke Punjab to him to protect the door.
Chris Jericho vs. Kane
They circle the ring and lock up. Kane quickly knees him in the midsection and clubs him down. Kane floors him with an uppercut before sending him into the ropes. Jericho hangs on and connects with a back elbow. Kane angrily charges him, but Jericho pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Kane gets on the apron, and Jericho takes him out with a springboard dropkick. Jericho then goes to the top rope and hits a cross-body block to the outside. Jericho sizes Kane up, but he runs into an uppercut. Kane drives him into the ring apron before sending him into the ring for a two count. Kane punches him in the corner before connecting with another uppercut. Kane sends him to the corner, but Jericho slingshots over him before hitting an enzuigiri. Jericho dropkicks him down for a two count. Jericho kicks him in the back a few times before putting him in the corner. Jericho chops him a few times before Kane pushes him away. Jericho quickly comes back with a forearm smash, and he applies a neck vice to Kane. Jericho knees him in the face before hitting the ropes and running into a flapjack. Kane grabs Jericho and throws him out of the ring. The announcers talk about how Jericho may be feeling the effects of his injured knee from last week.
We come back from the break to see Jericho trapped in a chin lock. Jericho fights up, but Kane quickly knees him in the midsection. Kane sends him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Jericho then connects with a missile dropkick. Jericho pulls himself up to his feet, and Kane puts him right back down with a shoulder block for a near fall. Kane grabs Jericho’s shoulders and applies a nerve hold. Kane soon transitions to a chin lock, and Jericho begins fighting up again. Jericho punches out, but Kane delivers a stiff right hand that sends Jericho to the corner. Kane sends him to the opposite corner and hits a corner clothesline before hitting a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane goes to the top rope and jumps off for his flying lariat, but Jericho dropkicks him out of mid-air.
Jericho pulls himself up to his feet and hits a shoulder block and a chop. Kane reverses a whip, and Jericho comes back with a forearm smash. Jericho hits the ropes, and Kane sends him to the apron. Jericho quickly goes to the top rope and finally takes Kane down with a diving chop. Jericho clotheslines him in the corner and hits the traditional ten punches in the corner. However, before he gets to his tenth punch, Kane pulls him out and flapjacks him face-first into the turnbuckle. Kane removes the top turnbuckle pad to expose the steel ring. Kane uppercuts him and whips him to that corner, but Jericho slides under the ropes. Jericho quickly forearms him back and hits a cross-body block for a near fall. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Kane powers out. Jericho charges him, but Kane counters with a Ron Simmons-like spinebuster. Kane goes for a catapult into the exposed turnbuckle, but Jericho lands on the second rope. Jericho springboards into a Chokeslam attempt, but Jericho counters into a DDT for a near fall. Jericho is bleeding from his chin.
Jericho waits for Kane to get up. Jericho goes for a Codebreaker, but Kane pushes him off. Jericho then runs into a big boot, and Kane picks up a near fall. Kane appears to be frustrated as he picks Jericho up. Kane goes for a Tombstone Piledriver, but Jericho slides off and hits a face-buster. Jericho hits a Lionsault, but Kane grabs him by the throat! Kane goes for a Chokeslam, but Jericho gets out of it. Kane charges, but Jericho sidesteps him, sending him face-first into the exposed turnbuckle. Jericho then rolls him up for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: **
Jericho celebrates with the crowd as Kane holds his head and looks on angrily from the ring.
Paul Heyman is in John Cena’s locker room on the phone. Heyman is trying to contact Brock Lesnar, but there is no reception there.
Roman Reigns will face Seth Rollins later tonight on RAW.
A new commercial for the WWE Network airs with a song about the $9.99 price tag. It was pretty funny.
Footage is shown Lana throwing chalk into Mark Henry’s eyes before he could defeat Rusev for a second time in an arm wrestling contest on this past Friday’s Smackdown. Mark Henry will attempt to rally America later tonight. Charles Austin, an Olympic Gold Medalist from America gives a message of support to Henry.
Renee Young is backstage with Roman Reigns. She says Reigns was part of one of the most dominant factions in WWE history until this happened. A replay is shown from three months ago when Seth Rollins attacked both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose with a steel chair. She asks how he feels heading into this match. Reigns came into WWE two years ago with two brothers. Now he stands alone. It’s one versus all. Seth Rollins wants to take credit for everything he’s accomplished, but that’s a load of crap. Rollins always has a game plan, but everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth. He’s going to ball up his fist and hit him in the mouth as many times as he can. Believe that!
Jack Swagger makes his entrance with Zeb Colter. They plug “The Steve Austin Show” podcast. Tomorrow, Kevin Nash will be the special guest. Swagger faces Bo Dallas, next.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Bo Dallas
Swagger charges, but Dallas kicks and punches him back to the corner. Dallas kicks him in the corner, but Swagger picks him up and powers him to the opposite corner. Swagger hits some knees in the corner before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex for a two count. Swagger bounces him off the turnbuckle before whipping him to the corner. Swagger goes for an avalanche, but Dallas sidesteps him. Dallas hits some corner clotheslines before hitting a short-arm clothesline. Dallas kicks him in the ribs before punching him in the face. Dallas applies a chin lock, but Swagger fights up and elbows out. Swagger hits the ropes, and Dallas dropkicks him down for a one count. Dallas goes back to the chin lock, but Swagger soon fights up and pulls him off. Dallas quickly comes back with a forearm, and Swagger stumbles to the corner. Dallas hits some back elbows, but Swagger comes back with some punches. Dallas big boots him for a one count. Dallas reapplies the chin lock once again. Swagger soon fights up and counters out with a back suplex. Dallas quickly pops up and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. Dallas is starting to look upset. Dallas drops some knees on him for another two count. Dallas goes to the second rope and mocks Swagger’s taunt before missing a diving knee drop.
Dallas screams and whimpers in pain. Swagger ducks a clothesline and hits a shoulder block. Swagger hits a running knee in the corner before whipping him to the opposite corner and big booting him down. Swagger does his “We the people” taunt, and Dallas rolls to the apron. Dallas quickly snaps him off the top rope and rolls him up for a near fall. Dallas punches him in the corner, but he has a whip to the corner reversed on him. Dallas tries to boot him in the face, but Swagger counters into a Patriot Lock attempt. Dallas kicks him away and rolls him up for a two count. Swagger kicks out and catches him with the Patriot Lock for the win!
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: * 1/2
The commentators talk about the WWE Network. They mention there will be a one-hour pre-show for Night of Champions. There will also be more episodes of Slam City and a new episode of The Monday Night War.
Brie Bella and AJ Lee will team up against Paige and Nikki Bella, next. Replays are shown from the ill-fated segment with Jerry Springer and The Bella Twins last week.
Paige and Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella and AJ Lee
Nikki and Brie will start the match off. Brie charges, and Nikki immediately tags in Paige. Brie shakes her head at her sister. They lock up, and Brie powers her into the ropes. Paige pushes her off and kicks her in the face. Paige skips around Brie and kicks her down. Paige puts her through the ropes and knees away at her chest. Paige kicks her and applies a chin lock. Brie fights up, but Paige rips her down. Brie tries to punch back, but Paige kicks and head-butts her down for a two count. Paige uses Brie’s hand to taunt AJ for a tag. Brie surprises her with a pin attempt for a near fall. Paige quickly head-butts her and applies a chin lock. Brie fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Brie goes for a tag, but Nikki pulls AJ off the apron. Paige then hits the Ram-Paige for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Paige and Nikki Bella
Match Rating: 1/2 *
After the match, Nikki picks up her sister and hits the Rack Attack. Paige skips around Brie with the Divas Championship. AJ then begins skipping around the ring in unison with Paige. Paige looks confused as AJ just smiles at her.
Replays are shown of Big Show stopping Bray Wyatt from coming down to the ring on Smackdown this past Friday.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says something about a little shepherd boy. How could that little boy topple a giant? Wyatt says Goliath still roams the Earth today in the form of sickness, debt, and conflict. That leads him to the question: what exactly is your Goliath and how will you topple it? Wyatt says everything you’ve been led to believe in this life is a lie. Wyatt has the burden of having to fix everything. Tonight, just for fun, he’ll fix The Big Show. Follow the buzzards!
The Big Show makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action against Bray Wyatt, next.
Paul Heyman is seen nervously rocking in John Cena’s locker room. If he can’t produce Brock Lesnar by the halftime portion of the show, he’ll have to fight Cena.
The Great Khali is still stationed in front of John Cena’s door. Paul Heyman opens up the door and nervously introduces himself to him. Heyman says he has no cell reception to reach Brock Lesnar. Heyman whimpers as he says he needs to make a phone call. Khali takes the phone and drops it on the floor before stomping it. Khali throws Heyman back into the room before joking around with the phone.
“Cajundome… we’re here.”
Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt w/ The Wyatt Family
They circle the ring, and Wyatt gets around him to punch him in the kidneys. Big Show quickly grabs him and throws him into the corner. Wyatt laughs before running into a lock up. Big Show quickly knees him before sending him into the ropes for a shoulder block. Big Show puts him in the corner and hits a body shot. Big Show goes for a chop, but Wyatt pushes him away. Big Show hits some more body shots and chops the chest. Big Show sends him to the opposite corner, but Wyatt sidesteps a butt bump. Wyatt hits an avalanche before attempting another one, but Big Show gets a boot up. Wyatt counters that however, and he hyperextends the knee. Wyatt hits the ropes and clotheslines him down as the crowd shouts its approval. Wyatt kicks him a few times before hitting a DDT for a two count. Wyatt applies a chin lock, but Big Show fights up and punches out. Big Show pushes him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Wyatt chop blocks him and kicks him in the face for a one count. Wyatt applies another chin lock, but Big Show eventually fights up and hits a back suplex.
Big Show hits a clothesline and a corner clothesline. Big Show sends him to the other corner and hits a second corner clothesline. Big Show hits the ropes, but he misses a clothesline, and Wyatt takes him down with a running back elbow avalanche for a two count. Wyatt stomps him before going to the second rope. Wyatt jumps into a Chokeslam attempt, but Big Show instead throws him into Erick Rowan, who was up on the apron. Big Show hits Wyatt with the Final Cut, but Luke Harper breaks up the pinfall.
Winner by Disqualification: Big Show
Match Rating: * 1/2
Harper and Rowan start attacking the Big Show, but he soon catches them by their throats. Big Show then delivers a double Chokeslam to Harper and Rowan. Wyatt is in his rocking chair at ringside laughing.
Roman Reigns will face Seth Rollins later tonight.
Replays are shown of Goldust and Stardust viciously attacking the knee of Jey Uso two weeks ago on RAW.
The Usos and Sheamus vs. Cesaro, Goldust and Stardust
Goldust will start the match against Sheamus. They lock up, and Sheamus powers him to the corner. Sheamus gives a clean break, and Goldust applies a side headlock. Sheamus whips him off, but Goldust hits a shoulder block before taunting him. Goldust kicks and punches him before wrenching the arm. Sheamus punches and applies a side headlock. Goldust whips him off, but Sheamus hits a shoulder block. Sheamus hits the ropes, but he has a hip toss blocked. Sheamus goes for a powerslam, but Goldust gets out. Goldust then gets out of the ring to avoid a Brogue Kick. Stardust checks on Goldust at ringside and “meows” like a cat. Goldust gets in the ring and shoves Sheamus before being shoved down. Jey Uso is tagged in, and he hits Goldust with a top rope sledge. Goldust powers him to the corner, and Stardust tags in. Stardust clubs away at him before Jey stumbles him with some punches. Jey sends him to the corner, but he runs into the boots. Cesaro tags in, and he mocks Sheamus with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Cesaro waves at Sheamus before tagging Goldust in. Goldust punches him down for a one count. Goldust punches him before sending him to the corner. Jey avoids an avalanche and tags in Jimmy.
Jimmy Uso clotheslines Goldust before knocking Stardust off the apron. Jimmy clotheslines Goldust again before kicking and punching him. Jimmy ducks a clothesline and hits a Samoan Drop. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Stardust and connects on Goldust with a running hip bump. Stardust tagged in at some point as he hits a top rope Disaster Kick for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro pin one of the Usos for a two count. Cesaro uppercuts him, but Jimmy punches back. Cesaro quickly takes him down with a spinebuster and teases the Cesaro Swing before letting go and doing a double stomp for a near fall. Cesaro dead lifts him and hits a gutwrench suplex. Stardust is tagged in, and he chokes Jimmy with his boot. Stardust clubs him before tagging Goldust back in. Goldust uppercuts him and chokes him with his boot. Goldust taunts him before Jimmy hits a right hand and a chop. Jimmy hits the ropes, but Goldust turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection for a one count. Stardust is tagged in, and he punches Jimmy down in the corner. Stardust whips him to the corner before tagging in Cesaro. Cesaro hits a running uppercut before taunting the crowd. Cesaro has a punch blocked, and Jimmy boots him in the face. Cesaro quickly stops him from making the tag with a front face-lock. Jimmy fights up, but Cesaro knees him. Cesaro taunts Sheamus before turning into a back body drop. Goldust is tagged in, and he knocks Jey off the apron. Jimmy then hits Goldust with an enzuigiri.
Sheamus and Stardust are tagged in. Sheamus hits a pair of Irish hammers before powers him to the corner and hitting a high running knee. Sheamus hits a running knee to the face before hitting a rolling fireman’s carry. Sheamus avoids a punch from Cesaro and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Stardust rolls him up for a two count. Sheamus sends Stardust into Cesaro to knock him to the floor. Sheamus then clotheslines Stardust out of the ring. Sheamus goes to the top rope and takes Cesaro and Stardust out with a flying battering ram to the floor! Sheamus rolls Stardust into the ring and punches Cesaro away. Stardust kicks him as he enters the ring. Stardust goes for a Disaster Kick. Cesaro blind tags as Sheamus ducks Stardust. Sheamus Brogue Kicks Stardust, and Cesaro catches him with the Neutralizer, but Jey breaks it up. Jey ducks Goldust and superkicks him. Cesaro throws him out of the ring. Jimmy is tagged in, and he superkicks Cesaro. Jey is tagged in, and he hits a Superfly Splash as Jimmy hits a running cross-body over the top rope on Stardust.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos and Sheamus
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Replays are shown of Seth Rollins giving Dean Ambrose a Curb Stomp through cement blocks a few weeks back on RAW. Roman Reigns will face Seth Rollins later tonight.
Chris Jericho and Christian will be special guests on the one hour Night of Champions Pre-Show. By the way, we’re way past the halftime portion of this show.
Mark Henry will try to rally America tonight going into his match with Rusev at Night of Champions.
Renee Young is backstage with Randy Orton. Footage is shown of Orton viciously attacking Chris Jericho after his cage match against Bray Wyatt last Monday on RAW. Renee asks why he attacked Jericho. Orton asks why he wouldn’t attack him. A few weeks ago, Jericho said that Orton had everything handed to him. It’s not his fault that Jericho had to work twice as long and twice as hard to accomplish half of what he has. One thing is certain. This Sunday at Night of Champions, Jericho will have something handed to him courtesy of Randy Orton, and that will be the beating of his life.
The Great Khali is seen standing in front of John Cena’s locker room. Will Brock Lesnar show up? We’ll find out, next.
John Cena goes up to The Great Khali and bangs on the door. Paul Heyman immediately starts screaming as Cena says, “It’s show time!” Cena puts him in a headlock and pulls him through the backstage area.
Cena pulls Heyman down to the ring and rolls him inside of it. Heyman begs for mercy as Cena grabs him by the tie. Cena says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is John Cena, and now is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to watch the great Heyman-dini, the great Paul Heyman behind 21-1 is going to magically make a Beast appear or John Cena is going to magically use his fist and make Paul Heyman’s teeth disappear!” Cena tells Heyman to produce his Beast.
Heyman says everything about “Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect” is a sham. This is the John Cena he’s been trying to pull out of him for weeks. Last week, he told Cena to take his aggression out on them, but he won’t ever. He won’t pull the trigger on the Cenation. Heyman says he’s happy to be the trigger. To beat a Beast, you have to become a Beast. It has to be deep inside you. It’s the hatred. He’ll be the one to bring the hatred out of him. Cena won’t hit him. That’ll make him a bully. Cena knows his client’s plane is legitimately delayed, so Cena is going to take it out on a 49-year old father of two. Heyman says Brock Lesnar is a bully, and Cena won’t be Brock Lesnar. Heyman gets to his feet and confidently says Cena cannot beat Brock Lesnar. Heyman thought even his hatred of him would let the Beast come out. Cena really does believe in that whole “role model” thing. Heyman tells him to let the aggression out, and he’ll have a chance to become the champion on Sunday. This is the precipice of an all-new John Cena. Heyman begs him to hit him and let it go. Heyman says Brock Lesnar took it away from Cena. Cena’s mother and father raised him better with a code. That code is “Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.” That’ll stop him dead in his tracks. Cena won’t hit him, and he even deserves it. Cena will fail this Sunday, and he’ll never be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion again. Heyman says Cena can’t be Brock Lesnar.
Cena rips the microphone out of his hands and says if there was ever a human being on this Earth that deserved his face being rearranged, it’s Paul Heyman. Heyman is the scum of this planet and a waste of oxygen. Heyman begs him to hit him and become his vision of Cena as a “Paul Heyman Guy.” Heyman laughs as the crowd chants, “YES!” Cena looks at Heyman and simply says, “No.” Cena apologizes before saying he planned this whole thing thinking Heyman would produce Brock Lesnar and show the people that he’s ready for Night of Champions. There is no Beast. There’s only Paul Heyman, an old, washed up, scumbag has-been who doesn’t deserve the dirt from his hands.
Cena goes to leave the ring, and Heyman says he’s doing the right thing by walking away. If he were his mother, he’d be proud of him, if his son was born with a pair of testicles. Cena turns around and shoves Heyman out of the ring! Cena warns him to never talk about his mother.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring as Heyman smiles maniacally! Cena takes his shirt off and waits for Lesnar to get in the ring. Lesnar smirks at him before slowly walking around the ring. Lesnar helps Heyman to his feet and continues walking around the ring. Cena begs Lesnar to get into the ring. Lesnar stares at him before laughing and backing up the ramp. The crowd loudly boos, as Cena looks confused. The crowd chants for John Cena. Lesnar approaches the ring and unstraps the championship. Lesnar then puts it over his shoulder and walks off with Paul Heyman. Lesnar then turns around and hands the title to Heyman. Lesnar approaches the ring and jumps up to the apron.
Lesnar gets in the ring, and Cena immediately pounces him. Lesnar quickly gets in position and turns him inside out with a German Suplex before kicking him out of the ring! Heyman holds the WWE World Heavyweight Championship up at ringside. Lesnar goes to leave the ring, and Cena knocks him out of the ring. Cena punches away at him before sending him into the ring post. Cena viciously punches away at him as Lesnar covers up. Cena controls Lesnar and punches away at him. Security runs down to separate Cena from Lesnar. Lesnar has a little blood coming out of his nose as he walks off with Heyman. Cena gets in the ring and celebrates.
Naomi vs. Cameron
Footage is shown of Cameron and Naomi arguing from the episode of “Total Divas” last night.
Cameron is checking herself out in a mirror. Naomi slaps it out of her hands. They brawl until Naomi punches her to the corner. Cameron reverses a whip to the corner, and Naomi catches her with a head-scissor shake. Cameron quickly knocks her out of the ring and looks for a count-out. Naomi gets back in the ring before the referee makes the final count. Cameron attacks and chokes her on the ropes. Cameron hits a suplex before mocking a Funkadactyls dance. Cameron hits a split-legged leg drop and looks for a cover… ONLY NAOMI IS ON HER STOMACH! Cameron was screaming for the referee to cover, and he had to explain that to her. Cameron applies a surfboard stretch, and Naomi fights up. Naomi pulls her down by the hair for a one count. Cameron then applies a chin lock before going back to the surfboard stretch. Naomi fights up, but Cameron throws her to the corner. There is some miscommunication, and this match has officially moved into the territory of absolutely horrible. Naomi won with a submission move. This was bad on so many levels that I can’t even save it for my thoughts section. This never should have been allowed to take place on live television.
Winner by Submission: Naomi
Match Rating: -****
Roman Reigns will face Seth Rollins later tonight on RAW. Mark Henry plans to rally America later tonight as well.
The Miz and Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth
R-Truth is dressed up as R-Ziggler, which is exactly what they did on Friday Night Smackdown. Two stunt doubles are in this match. Dolph Ziggler will start the match against Damien Sandow. They circle the ring and lock up. Sandow applies a side headlock, but Ziggler twists out and applies a side headlock of his own. Sandow powers him to the corner and punches him down. Sandow sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler comes back with a dropkick. Ziggler drops an elbow for a one count. R-Truth is tagged in, and he hits a double-team back elbow with Ziggler. Miz runs in, and he eats a double-team hip toss. Ziggler and R-Truth then do Ziggler’s signature elbow drop for a two count. Miz distracts R-Truth, and Sandow attacks him from behind. Miz is tagged in, and he stomps R-Truth. Miz punches him a few times for a two count. Sandow attacks R-Truth while the referee’s back is turned. Sandow tags in, and he applies a chin lock. Sandow hits a snapmare and kicks him in the face. Sandow says, “Awesome,” before tagging Miz in. Miz rips at his face before Ziggler taunts him. Miz kicks R-Truth in the face before applying a chin lock. Miz talks trash to Ziggler before R-Truth connects with a back suplex.
Ziggler is tagged in, and he hits Miz with a pair of clotheslines. Ziggler splashes him in the corner and hits a neckbreaker. Ziggler misses a famouser, and Miz rolls him up for a two count. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Ziggler fights out and hits a famouser, but Sandow breaks it up. R-Truth runs in, and Sandow throws him out of the ring. Sandow holds Ziggler up for Miz to punch, but Ziggler ducks. Miz accidentally punches Sandow in the face, and Ziggler hits the Zig-Zag for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth
Match Rating: * 1/2
Tom Philips is backstage with Seth Rollins. Replays are shown of Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton attacking Roman Reigns in the Kane. Philips asks if Reigns awaits that same fate. Rollins says Reigns is one of the most naturally gifted superstars in WWE history, but he’s nothing without him. Reigns was saying he would pummel him until his knuckles bled. The only reason his knuckles would bleed is because he’s a Neanderthal. Rollins imitates a monkey. Rollins says Reigns may be a rhinoceros, but they’re not smart. It’s brains over brawn every single time. He made Roman Reigns. He’s responsible for everything he’s ever accomplished in WWE, and he’ll take away everything he could be tonight. He is the future WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Rollins says he is the future of WWE, not Roman Reigns. Believe that!
Seth Rollins will face Roman Reigns, next.
Big Show will team with The Usos to take on The Wyatt Family this Friday on Smackdown.
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
The bell rings, and Rollins immediately begins punching him. Reigns pushes him away. Rollins punches him some more before Reigns reverses a whip. Rollins ducks a pair of clotheslines before getting out of the ring. Reigns chases him around the ring, and Rollins gets in the ring. Rollins then snaps him off the top rope before getting back into the ring. Reigns gets up and punches him down. Reigns punches him in the corner before hitting a shoulder thrust. Reigns throws him across the ring before punching him in the corner. Reigns hits a short-arm clothesline before attempting a Samoan Drop, but Rollins slides off and leaves the ring. Reigns chases him and grabs his leg as he tries to get into the ring. Reigns rips him out of the ring before driving him into the barricade and the apron. Reigns puts him in the ring and clotheslines him out of the ring. Reigns goes outside and slams him off the steel steps. Reigns slams him off the commentary table before throwing him over the table.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. During the break, Rollins hit him with a sleep hold slam. Reigns fights up, so Rollins tries to suplex him. Reigns blocks it and hits one of his own. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner and punches him down. Reigns goes outside and goes for an apron dropkick, but Rollins moves. Rollins then dropkicks him off the apron before hitting a suicide dive. Rollins puts him into the ring and covers for a two count. Rollins waits for him to get up, and he goes for a stinger splash, but Reigns moves. Reigns hits a pair of clotheslines before sending him to the corner. Reigns hits a clothesline, but he misses a leaping clothesline. Reigns ducks a spinning heel kick and hits a back suplex side slam for a near fall. Reigns leaves the ring and hits a running apron dropkick. Reigns hits a Superman Punch. Rollins leapfrogs the Spear and kicks him in the face for a near fall!
Rollins goes to the top rope, but Reigns cuts him off. Reigns goes for a superplex, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins eventually slides off and gets him on his shoulders to hit a turnbuckle powerbomb across the ring for a near fall. Rollins talks some trash, and Reigns head-butts him. Rollins hits some quick kicks to the face before Reigns Spears him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/2
They’ll have a rematch this Sunday at Night of Champions. Michael Cole says that Reigns dedicated this match to his friend, Dean Ambrose.
Mark Henry is going to rally America in the final segment of RAW, next.
Replays are shown of the brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena from earlier tonight. They then run down the Night of Champions card.
Mark Henry rallies America
Michael Cole is standing in the ring, which is decorated with a red carpet and American flags. Mark Henry comes to the ring, and the fans at ringside have tiny American flags to wave. Cole mentions that Lana and Rusev have absolute disdain for America. How does that make Mark Henry feel? Henry says it makes him angry. Henry says he had to withdraw from the 1996 Olympic Games due to injury. It still haunts him, but thank god for second chances. This is his second chance. Henry says he’ll shut Lana and Rusev up at Night of Champions. If anyone here loves America like he does and are waving flags, he promises that he won’t… no he cannot let them down. A USA chant breaks out. Cole says, “Social media is on fire.” People say that Henry is a different man. However, Lana has used Twitter to disparage America. Henry says she wouldn’t be afforded those luxuries in Russia.
Lana and Rusev come out. Lana tells him to shut up. Lana says the one thing they subscribe to in Russia is the one thing Americans avoid – the facts. Since America’s intelligence is declining faster than President Obama’s approval ratings, she and Rusev has prepared visual aides to help them understand said facts. Henry forgot to mention that he competed in the 1992 Olympic Games. Maybe it’s because he failed there as well. Lana taunts him about being inferior compared to Russia. She shows pictures of successful Russian athletes. President Obama cowers while Vladimir Putin stands dominant in the world market. Lana says Henry will fall to Rusev at Night of Champions.
Henry makes a promise to the people of Lafayette and the country. Henry first wants to make a pledge, and he recites the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Henry and Rusev brawl to absolutely no reaction. Henry nearly gets the better of him before eating a superkick. Lana tells him to crush Henry, so he stomps the spine. Rusev tries to apply the Accolade, but Henry powers up. Henry hits a sit-out choke-bomb. Henry gets pumped up, but the arena is struggling to get behind him. Henry then throws Rusev out of the ring. Henry waves the American flag around the ring. They went 10 minutes overtime for this. Good god.
Quick Match Results
Chris Jericho def. Kane
Jack Swagger def. Bo Dallas via Submission
Paige and Nikki Bella def. Brie Bella and AJ Lee
Big Show def. Bray Wyatt via DQ
The Usos and Sheamus def. Cesaro, Goldust and Stardust
Naomi def. Cameron via Submission
Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth def. The Miz and Damien Sandow
Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins
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