WWE Monday Night RAW Results
September 22, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us to the show.
A video recaps the events of last night’s PPV. John Cena fought Brock Lesnar in a rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It looked like Cena was finally getting the better of Lesnar when Seth Rollins interfered and caused a disqualification. Rollins tried to cash in Money in the Bank, but Cena attacked him and it never happened.
Dean Ambrose returns to Monday Night RAW
Dean Ambrose comes out to a tremendous reception from the crowd. Ambrose says he’s not dead. Ambrose goes on to say, “In fact, the WWE’s ugly stepchild is back!” Ever since what happened the last time we’ve seen him, he’s been a little messed up. He’s been replaying the incident over and over in his mind. He can appreciate the creativity of ganging up on him two-on-one and stomping his head through cinder blocks. It was pretty cool. Ambrose then has them show footage of the incident with Kane and Seth Rollins last month. Rollins gave him a Curb Stomp through cinder blocks. Ambrose rubs his neck in pain as the crowd boos. Ambrose says he’s kind of flattered that The Authority would go through such great lengths to get rid of him. It makes him feel special. He’s not dead, though. He’s also not satisfied and can hold a grudge. Ambrose says he’s sick of The Authority protecting their golden child, Seth Rollins. He’s sick of The Authority all together. He is The Authority tonight and is not leaving the ring until he gets his hands on Seth Rollins because he never gets tired of punching him in the face. Ambrose throws a chair into the ring, sets it up, and sits down in the middle.
John Cena’s music hits, and he comes out to another great reception from the Memphis audience. Cena looks very serious as he makes his way down to the ring. Ambrose gets to his feet and tilts the chair toward him. Ambrose says he’ll be real honest with Cena. Ambrose throws the chair out of the ring. Ambrose says he really doesn’t like the fact that Cena is standing in the ring with him right now. Cena is flying really close to a flame here. Ambrose warns Cena to not give him a reason not to like him. Cena says it was an unfortunate turn of events. They both have a similar agenda. Seth Rollins did his best to take Ambrose out. Last night, he had Brock Lesnar beat until that selfish, slimy, close-minded, rubber suit-wearing jackass showed up. He should have the WWE World Heavyweight Championship right now, but he doesn’t. Tonight, he’s cashing in his Ass Kicking in a Bank contract on Seth Rollins. No one is going to stop him.
Ambrose puts his hand on Cena’s shoulder before saying he warned him once. Ambrose tells Cena to not get in his way. Cena takes his hat and t-shirt off. Ambrose removes his leather jacket as well. They’re preparing to fight.
Triple H’s music hits, and he makes his way to the stage with Stephanie McMahon, Kane, Randy Orton, and Seth Rollins. Triple H tells them to relax before they break into a pinch-fight over something they can’t control. They both want to fight Seth Rollins, but that won’t happen tonight. Rollins won’t be fighting anybody, but Cena and Ambrose will. Cena says he’ll just get him himself. Ambrose and Cena run up the ramp and brawl with The Authority. Cena and Ambrose chase Rollins to the ring. Rollins quickly escapes through the crowd. Ambrose catches him and punches away at him until Rollins slips away and runs backstage.
The commentators talk about what just happened. Stephanie McMahon picks up the Money in the Bank briefcase as they go to the back.
Cameras catch up to the brawl backstage with Cena and Ambrose taking on Rollins. Rollins throws everything he can find at them before stealing a car from a man putting luggage in it. Ambrose tries to jump onto the car, but he misses.
Immediately following RAW, they’ll reveal the roster for WWE 2K15.
Replays are shown of what just happened. John Cena and Dean Ambrose chased Seth Rollins all through the arena before he escaped in a vehicle.
Randy Orton is complaining to Kane about what just happened. Triple H comes up and says they need to handle this. Tonight, Kane will take on Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton will face John Cena. Kane asks why they have to fight them. Stephanie says Rollins isn’t here, and they figured they would want retribution. Kane walks off. Orton tells them to tell Rollins to stop starting fires that they have to put out.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Dolph Ziggler
Damien Mizdow has a phony looking replica WWE Intercontinental Championship belt to show off. Justin Roberts does their ring announcements once they’re in the ring to give this a big fight feel.
They circle the ring, and Ziggler applies a waistlock. Ziggler rolls him up for a one count. Miz looks a bit shocked before adjusting his kneepads. They lock up, and Ziggler applies another waistlock. Miz goes for a back elbow, but Ziggler ducks it. Ziggler hits an inverted atomic drop before dropping an elbow for a two count. Ziggler applies a side headlock, but Miz backs him to the corner. Miz kicks him before applying a side headlock. Ziggler whips him off, but Miz takes him down with a shoulder block before trying to start a “Miz” chant. Miz hits the ropes, but Ziggler leapfrogs him. Miz blocks a hip toss before missing a clothesline. Ziggler hits the ropes, and Miz turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Miz punches away at him before driving his knee into the spine of Ziggler. Miz applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and elbows out. Ziggler chops the chest before hitting the ropes, but Miz hits a dropkick to the knee. Miz goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Ziggler kicks him away. Miz hits the ring post shoulder first as a result.
Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Ziggler hits a stinger splash before trying a neckbreaker, but Miz gets away. Miz goes to the apron, and he kicks Ziggler there before hitting a neckbreaker onto the apron.
We come back from the break to see Miz staring at Ziggler. Ziggler pulls himself up on the ropes, and Miz hits him with his trademark clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope and jumps, but Ziggler dropkicks him out of mid-air! Ziggler gets the crowd into it as he hits a pair of clotheslines. Ziggler hits a stinger splash before connecting with a neckbreaker. Ziggler screams before going for a famouser, but Miz avoids it. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Ziggler pushes him into the ropes. Ziggler then plants him with a big DDT for a near fall.
They get to their feet, and Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale. Ziggler avoids it and elbows out. Miz blocks a kick and goes for the Figure Four, but Ziggler kicks him away. Miz runs into a back elbow. Ziggler goes to the second rope and jumps, but Miz counters that into a spinebuster and a Figure Four Leglock. Ziggler screams in pain and nearly gets pinned, but he gets his shoulders up. Ziggler claws to the bottom rope and gets a hand on it to break the hold. Ziggler then gets out of the ring to recover. Ziggler sidesteps a baseball slide before giving him a clothesline at ringside. Ziggler then clotheslines Mizdow at ringside for good measure. Miz kicks him as he gets into the ring and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall!
A “Let’s Go Ziggler” chant breaks out. Ziggler ducks a running kick to the face and rolls him up for a near fall. Ziggler quickly follows up with the famouser for another near fall. The crowd is really behind Ziggler. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Miz holds the ropes. Ziggler quickly superkicks Mizdow off the apron. Miz rolls him up and grabs the tights, but Ziggler rolls through and grabs Miz’ tights to expose his rear end a bit. Ziggler picks up the win and is the new champion!
Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Dolph Ziggler celebrates with his WWE Intercontinental Championship as Miz and Mizdow complain in the ring.
We’ll have an update on the condition of Roman Reigns later tonight. At Night of Champions, Ambrose came back and attacked Seth Rollins in the ring after he issued an open challenge. Ambrose beat him up until agents and security broke it up. Dean Ambrose will face Kane later tonight.
Replays are shown of Jack Swagger defeating Bo Dallas on Monday Night RAW. Dallas then beat Swagger on last week’s Smackdown.
Bo Dallas vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
They lock up, and Swagger powers him to the corner. They circle the ring, and Dallas now powers him to the corner before kicking him in the midsection. Swagger pushes him away, but Dallas continues to attack him. Dallas hits a short-arm clothesline before dropping some knees on him for a one count. Dallas knees him in the midsection before Swagger fights back. Swagger bounces him off the turnbuckles before hitting the ropes, but Dallas knees him in the midsection for a two count. Dallas applies a chin lock and screams about how he’s America’s sweetheart before Swagger fights up and gets out. Swagger hits the ropes and hits a clothesline. Swagger hits a knee to the midsection before giving him a big boot. Swagger hits a Swagger Bomb before going for a slam, but Dallas gets out and hits a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall. Dallas hits some corner clotheslines before going for the ten punches. Swagger gets him on hits shoulders and pulls him off into a Patriot Lock. Dallas has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: * 1/4
Zeb Colter has something to say to Bo Dallas, and he wants him to listen really well. Colter imitates Dallas’ voice as he says, “I Bolieve that Jack Swagger just made you tap out.”
John Cena will face Randy Orton later tonight.
Footage is shown of Natalya pulling Summer Rae out of the car last night on “Total Divas.”
Summer Rae w/ Layla vs. Natalya w/ Rosa Mendes
Summer Rae says no one in the crowd would know how this feels, but it’s hard being the most attractive person in the room. She doesn’t need anyone, not Natalya or the fans, to be her friends. Summer is over for everyone, but for her and Layla.
Summer shoves and spin kicks Natalya down before punching away at her. Summer wipes the dirt off herself before kicking Natalya in the ribs and applying a body scissor. Natalya struggles to get out, but Summer keeps the body scissor applied. Natalya eventually powers out with a body slam. Natalya blocks a kick and whips her down on her face. Natalya steps on the back of her neck before hitting a dropkick to the face. Natalya hits a discus clothesline before kneeing away at her in the corner. Layla distracts her, so Summer rolls her up for a two count. Natalya applies a Sharpshooter as Rosa pulls Layla off the apron. Natalya gets the win.
Winner by Submission: Natalya
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Dean Ambrose will face Kane, next. This will be Ambrose’s first RAW match in a month.
Replays are shown from earlier in the night when The Authority came out. John Cena and Dean Ambrose both charged The Authority and tried to take out Seth Rollins. Rollins quickly escaped through the crowd. Ambrose caught Rollins, but he ran through the crowd and to the parking lot. Rollins eventually got into a car and drove off.
Dean Ambrose vs. Kane
The bell rings, and Ambrose quickly jumps on Kane with quick punches. Kane pushes him away, but Ambrose gets right back on him. Kane soon uppercuts him down, but Ambrose quickly tackles and punches him before hitting a diving back elbow off the second rope for a two count. Kane powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Kane staggers him with a punch, but Ambrose soon comes back with some punches before dropkicking him against the ropes. Ambrose hits the ropes and runs into Kane’s hand on his throat. Ambrose quickly punches him off before pulling the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ambrose then takes him out with a suicide dive. Ambrose takes some chairs out from under the ring before eating a big boot from Kane. Kane sends him into the steel steps before putting him back into the ring for a two count. Kane applies an arm bar, but Ambrose fights out of it. Kane runs into a boot as Ambrose goes to the second rope. Ambrose then leaps into an uppercut for a near fall. Kane applies an arm bar, but Ambrose fights up. Kane quickly powers him down while keeping the arm bar applied. Kane tells him to stay down as a “Let’s go Ambrose” chant fires up. Ambrose fights up and punches out. Kane quickly knees him in the midsection before sending him into the ropes. Kane then lowers his head, and Ambrose gives him a DDT.
Ambrose gets the crowd fired up before punching away at Kane. Ambrose hits the ropes, but Kane uppercuts him back. Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline before going to the top rope. Ambrose hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Ambrose pulls him to the corner and goes for a tornado DDT, but Kane counters into a Chokeslam attempt. Ambrose fights out and hits Dirty Deeds. Seth Rollins then attacks Ambrose for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: * 1/4
Rollins punches away at Ambrose as the crowd boos. Rollins grabs a chair from ringside and gets in the ring. Ambrose tackles Rollins and punches away at him before clotheslining him out of the ring. Ambrose goes for a suicide dive, but Kane punches him as he tries it. Kane then gets in the ring and gives him a Chokeslam. Kane and Rollins go to leave, but Rollins stops and comes back to the ring. Rollins gets on the apron, but Ambrose gets up holding the steel chair. Rollins then gets off the apron and backs up the ramp.
John Cena will face Randy Orton in tonight’s main event.
Triple H is talking with Kane and Seth Rollins backstage. Triple H warns Rollins to stop setting fires. Ambrose then attacks Rollins from behind again. Ambrose wildly punches away at him until agents run up and pull him off Rollins. Triple H tells them to get him out of the building, but Stephanie McMahon changes that plan and has them lock him into a room. Stephanie says he’s way too much of a loose cannon so they at least have him under control.
Footage is shown of the “Breaking News” segment that aired on the WWE Network. WWE updated everyone on the condition of Roman Reigns following hernia surgery. He’ll be out of action for a few weeks.
Sheamus makes his entrance followed by The Usos. They’ll fight in a six-man tag team match, next.
Sheamus and The Usos vs. Cesaro, Goldust and Stardust
Jey Uso will start the match against Goldust. Goldust rubs himself before kicking and punching Jey. Jey punches back, but Goldust quickly throws him out of the ring. Jey gets in, ducks a clothesline, and punches him down. Jey chops the chest as Jimmy Uso tags in. Jimmy hits a forearm smash in the corner before sending him into the ropes for a back body drop. Goldust quickly rolls out of the ring and holds his back. Goldust gets in the ring and tags in Stardust. Jimmy powers him to the corner, but Stardust turns him around and punches. Jimmy hits a clothesline and goes for a superkick, but Stardust escapes the ring. Stardust gets in the ring and tags in Cesaro.
Cesaro orders Jimmy to tag Sheamus in, and he obliges. They viciously punch away at one another. Sheamus reverses a whip into the corner, and he clotheslines Cesaro down. Sheamus pushes him to the corner and clubs away at him. Cesaro quickly boots him in the face before hitting a right hand. They trade strikes with Cesaro coming out on top with a European Uppercut. Goldust is tagged in, and he punches away at Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus reverses a whip before hitting a high running knee in the corner. Sheamus follows up with a short-arm clothesline before tagging Jey back in. Jey hits a running shoulder thrust before hitting a big splash for a two count. Goldust quickly gets away from him before tagging Stardust back in. Stardust clubs him in the back of the head a few times before stomping him. Stardust chokes him on the ropes, but Jey comes back with an uppercut. Jimmy is tagged back in, and he clotheslines Stardust for a near fall. Jimmy applies an arm bar, but Goldust tags in and kicks him. Stardust tags back in, and he sweeps Jimmy’s feet. Stardust flapjacks him on the top rope for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Jimmy and Stardust going at it. Stardust runs into his boots. Sheamus is tagged in, and he hits a pair of Irish hammers. Sheamus hits a shoulder thrust in the corner, but he misses a high knee lift. Sheamus is able to catch him with a rolling senton. Sheamus punches Goldust away before hitting Stardust with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus goes for a powerslam, but Stardust slides off and tags Cesaro. Sheamus accidentally hits Cesaro and punches Stardust, as he never saw the tag. Sheamus goes for a Battering Ram, but Cesaro pulls him off to the floor! Sheamus landed right on his chest with a thud!
Cesaro slaps him a few times before putting him into the ring. Cesaro hits a diving axe handle for a two count. Cesaro applies a chin lock, but Sheamus soon begins to fight up. Sheamus punches him, but Cesaro comes back with some rapid punches and an uppercut. Goldust is tagged in, and he rakes Sheamus’ back. Goldust kicks away at him in the corner for a two count. Goldust applies a chin lock, but he soon lets it go to drop a knee. Stardust tags in, and he gives Sheamus a wishbone split with his brother. Stardust chokes him on the ropes, and Cesaro gets a cheap kick in while the referee wasn’t looking. Stardust applies a front face-lock, but Sheamus fights up. Stardust quickly drops down and kicks him in the temple. Stardust goes for a Disaster Kick, but Sheamus tackles him out of mid-air.
Jey and Goldust are tagged in. Jey knocks Cesaro off the apron before clotheslining Goldust and kicking him. Jimmy is tagged in, and they hit a double-team hotshot on Goldust. Jimmy then takes both Goldust and Stardust out with a corkscrew senton for a near fall broken up by Cesaro. Jimmy hits a running hip bump on Goldust as Jey superkicks Cesaro. The Usos then hit stereo over-the-top-rope cross-body blocks on Stardust and Cesaro. Jimmy goes for a Superfly Splash on Goldust, but he gets his knees up. Goldust hits the Final Cut, but Sheamus breaks up the pinfall. Cesaro misses a clothesline, and Sheamus gives Stardust a Brogue Kick. Cesaro and Sheamus then clothesline one another over the top rope. Jimmy hits a superkick as Jey tags in and hits a Superfly Splash on Goldust for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Sheamus and The Usos
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Randy Orton is backstage when Seth Rollins walks up to him. Rollins says he wants Orton to listen. Orton has said that he’s tired of fighting Rollins’ battles. Rollins wants to express his appreciation for what he’s going through with the match with John Cena. As a token of his appreciation, he may have a little surprise for Orton waiting for him at ringside. Rollins says he’s decided to go out with Kane and watch the match. Orton reiterates the Kane and Rollins will be at ringside with a surprise. Orton says he does like surprises before smirking. Rollins then walks off.
Mark Henry is walking with his head down backstage. He’ll address his loss to Rusev, next.
A preview of the brand new video game “WWE 2K15” is shown.
A security detail is seen outside the room Dean Ambrose is trapped in.
Mark Henry addresses his loss to Rusev at Night of Champions
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring as still photos are shown of his match from the previous night. Henry says he’s out here to apologize to everyone. He feels like he’s let the country down. He’s not 100% physically, but he’s also a little heartbroken. Henry says they’re entitled to pick on him tonight with “What?” chants. Henry says he’s sorry and hates that he let everyone down.
Rusev and Lana come out to the stage. Lana says Henry doesn’t have to apologize because all of the Americans understand. Everyone is so apologetic and pathetic like Henry. Lana mocks the USA chants before telling them to shut up. As Russians, they are very proud people. Lana tells the crowd to shut up once again. Lana says Henry failed at his second chance. How about a third chance? She knows everyone in Memphis, Tennessee wants to see another match with Henry and Rusev. Lana then asks if the people of Memphis want Henry to stand up for them tonight. Henry tells her to listen. If these people want him to destroy Rusev tonight, then they can bring it on. Lana says, “Rusev, crush Mark Henry!” Lana and Rusev make their way to the ring. They’ll fight, next.
Dean Ambrose will be a guest on Miz TV tomorrow night on WWE Main Event.
Mark Henry vs. Rusev w/ Lana
The bell rings, and Rusev immediately begins punching him in the ribs. Henry pushes him away, and Rusev begins to target the injured back from last night. Rusev punches him in the corner before hitting some shoulder thrusts to the spine. Henry soon comes back by throwing him across the ring. Rusev quickly comes back with some kicks and a running butt bump to the midsection. Rusev pulls him down before applying a chin lock. Rusev knees and kicks away at him before going back to the chin lock. Rusev holds it on for a long time as the crowd cheers Henry on. Henry fights up, but Rusev dropkicks him down. Rusev then reapplies the chin lock. Henry looks like he’s fading away as Rusev talks trash to the crowd. Henry begins to fight up, and he stomps Rusev’s foot.
Henry hits a pair of clotheslines before avalanching him in the corner. Henry hits a big body slam, but he can’t follow up due to his injured back. Rusev rolls out of the ring to recover. Henry goes outside to grab him. Rusev goes to tackle him into the steel steps, but Henry instead throws him into them. Rusev tries to keep him away, but Henry is able to get him back into the ring. Henry hits a JYD head-butt before going for a Vader Bomb, but Rusev picks the ankle and brings him down to the mat hard. Rusev grunts and begins to stomp away at the mat. Henry slowly begins to get up. Rusev goes to apply the Accolade, and he’s able to lock it in. Henry doesn’t tap, and he passes out from the pain.
Winner by Referee Stoppage: Rusev
Match Rating: *
Lana raises Rusev’s arm for the crowd as a giant Russian Federation flag unfurls above the ring. The ringside doctor comes into the ring to check on the unconscious Mark Henry.
Replays are shown from earlier in the night when John Cena and Dean Ambrose brawled with The Authority to get their hands on Seth Rollins. Later in the night, Ambrose attacked Rollins again. Stephanie McMahon then had security lock Ambrose into a room.
John Cena will face Randy Orton in tonight’s main event. Seth Rollins and Kane will be at ringside with a surprise for Cena. Adam Rose will team up with the Bunny, next.
Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil vs. Adam Rose and The Bunny
Adam Rose will start the match against Titus O’Neil. O’Neil sends him into the ropes and shoulder blocks him down. O’Neil hits an over-the-shoulder backbreaker before sending him to the corner. Heath Slater is tagged in, and he hits a spinning heel kick for a two count. The Bunny is hopping all around the apron as Slater applies a chin lock. Rose fights up, but Slater takes him down by the hair. Slater stares at the bunny before attacking Rose some more. Slater applies a chin lock, but Rose gets out with a jawbreaker. Rose punches away at him before kicking Slater away. O’Neil quickly tags in and drops an elbow on Rose before throwing him across the ring. O’Neil scares the Bunny off the apron before giving Rose a chop block.
The Bunny and Slater are tagged in. The Bunny takes Slater out with a slingshot kick. The Bunny boots him in the face before hitting a missile dropkick. The Bunny celebrates big time before knocking O’Neil out of the ring. Slater misses a clothesline, and The Bunny hits a Rabbit’s Foot Kick to the face. Rose is tagged in as The Bunny takes O’Neil out with a seated senton. Rose hits Slater with Party Foul for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Adam Rose and The Bunny
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Nikki Bella is seen walking backstage. She’ll address Brie Bella, next.
They show a graph comparing watching Night of Champions on PPV for $54.95 to the WWE Network for $9.99.
Nikki Bella address the comments made by her sister at Night of Champions
Nikki Bella quickly makes her way to the ring. Nikki says a lot of people have been making excuses as to why they didn’t win at Night of Champions, but she has a legitimate one. She wasn’t going to watch he sister’s interview last night, but it’s her own flesh and blood so she could use the support. However, she didn’t hear that. She heard toxic, horrible, horrific words. Those words cost her the match. Being Fearless means you take matters into your own hands. That’s what she’ll do right now. Nikki then calls Brie Bella to the ring.
Brie Bella comes to the ring and says Nikki is doing what she does best – blaming everyone else for her shortcomings. Nikki says this is not about her loss. It’s about how Brie has never supported her on anything she has ever done. For some reason in Brie’s mind, it’s never been about The Bella Twins. It’s always been about Brie. Brie says Nikki is the one constantly calling her out to insult her. Brie says she’s tired of it. Nikki asks what Brie is going to do about it. Nikki says Brie is an embarrassment to the name Bella. That is why she brought Brie out here tonight. She doesn’t deserve to be called “Bella.” She deserves to be called, “Nikki’s trashy sister.” Maybe she should be called “Quitter.” Nikki wants the Bella name exclusively. Starting right now, she wants to be known as The Nikki Bella. Brie says she won’t give up the Bella name. It’s just as much hers as it is Nikki’s. Nikki says Brie is married. Why hasn’t she taken Daniel Bryan’s last name? Maybe she’s having buyer’s remorse and is sad about marrying a broken down, ugly troll. Brie slaps her in the face and tries to put her into a Yes! Lock, but Nikki escapes the ring.
AJ Lee’s music hits, and the new WWE Divas Champion makes her way to the ring skipping around. She’ll face Nikki Bella, next.
A very serious looking Paige is seen sitting at the commentary table.
Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee
AJ wrenches the arm before hitting an arm drag. Nikki fights up, but AJ applies a hammerlock. Nikki elbows out, but AJ comes right back with a head-scissor takeover. AJ clotheslines her in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. AJ hits a second one for a two count. AJ sends her to the corner, but Nikki quickly comes out with a big clothesline. Nikki turns her over for a two count. Nikki puts her in the corner and punches. Nikki then puts her against the ropes and presses her butt into her butt… because that hurts or something. Nikki throws AJ into Paige. Nikki throws AJ back into the ring, as Paige looks upset. Nikki picks up a two count. Nikki applies a chin lock and spins her around exactly like Cesaro does. AJ gets out with an arm drag before running into a big boot. Nikki taunts the crowd before picking up a two count. Nikki applies a Cross Arm Breaker because Alberto Del Rio doesn’t need it anymore. AJ breaks out of it and picks up a two count. AJ kicks her in the midsection, but Nikki comes back with an Alabama Slam for a two count. Nikki sends her into the corner and hits a shoulder thrust. AJ avoids an avalanche in the corner, and they just are stuck there. Nikki was supposed to get up quicker it seems like. Nikki finally gets up, and AJ applies the Black Widow for the win.
Winner by Submission: AJ Lee
Match Rating: * 1/4
Paige stands at ringside and taunts AJ. AJ taunts her back by kissing the WWE Divas Championship.
Triple H asks the security team how Dean Ambrose is doing. They say they haven’t heard a peep from him.
John Cena will face Randy Orton, next.
Smackdown’s 15th Anniversary Celebration will take place on October 10. The Usos will get a rematch for the WWE Tag Team Championship against Goldust and Stardust this Friday on Smackdown.
Jerry “The King” Lawler calls attention to the black box that was brought to ringside during the commercial. It looks exactly like the covering of the cinder blocks from the Dean Ambrose match last month. Seth Rollins and Kane then make their entrance to the ring.
Randy Orton w/ Seth Rollins and Kane vs. John Cena
The crowd is fired up for this match. They lock up, and Orton quickly applies a side headlock. Cena whips him off, but Orton shoulder blocks him down. Orton taunts the fans before hitting the ropes. Cena leapfrogs him and hits a shoulder block of his own. Orton smiles at him as they circle the ring. Cena glances at Rollins and Kane at ringside. Orton kicks Cena in the midsection a few times before raking the face. Orton punches and kicks him in the corner before choking him with his boot. Orton punches him in the corner before taunting the fans again. Cena comes back with some right hands before sending him to the corner for a bulldog. Cena picks up a one count for that. Cena sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick.
We come back from the break to see Cena down on the mat. Orton clotheslines him down as the black box is shown at ringside. Cena ducks a second clothesline and hits a diving shoulder block. Cena goes for a second one, but Orton ducks. Cena flies out of the ring. Orton goes outside and sends him into the steel steps. Orton gives him a back suplex on top of the commentary table. Orton sends him back into the ring. Cena rolls to the apron, so Orton goes for a hanging DDT. Cena gets out of it and gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Orton gets into the ring, and they take each other out with a double clothesline.
Orton and Cena trade punches and kicks. Orton quickly hits his trademark backbreaker for a two count. Orton expresses his frustration to the referee. Orton sends him into the opposite corner hard, and Cena crashes down onto the mat. Orton stomps the head a few times before picking up another two count. Orton reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Cena comes out of the corner, and Orton applies a sleeper hold. Cena begins to fade away, but he eventually fights up and powers out. Orton kicks him, but he misses a clothesline. Cena hits some diving shoulder blocks before hitting a back suplex powerbomb. Cena goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but Orton kicks him in the temple and hits a powerslam for a near fall. Orton goes for a hanging DDT, but Cena gets out of it again and goes for the Attitude Adjustment. Orton gets on the apron and snaps him off the top rope. Orton approaches him, but Cena hits a drop-toe-hold and goes for the STF, but Orton kicks him away. Orton then takes him out with a big clothesline. Orton pulls Cena up to the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Cena fights him off. Orton quickly sweeps the feet and crotches him up there. Orton then hits a hanging DDT off the top rope for a near fall.
Orton taunts the Memphis crowd before dropping down to the mat at stalk Cena. Orton goes for an RKO, but Cena pushes him off. Cena applies the STF, and Rollins quickly breaks it up for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: John Cena
Match Rating: **
Rollins and Kane double-team Cena with stomps. Orton joins in with some stomps of his own. Rollins gets Cena up, and he fights all three men off until Rollins hits him with an enzuigiri. Kane then gives Cena a Chokeslam. Orton rolls Cena out of the ring as Rollins takes the monitors out of the commentary table. Kane removes the cover and instead of cinder blocks, Dean Ambrose is underneath! Ambrose attacks Rollins and punches away at him. Ambrose rights off Kane and Orton before turning his attention back to Rollins. Ambrose punches Orton and Kane down once again. Kane sends Ambrose onto the commentary table, and Ambrose kicks him away. Ambrose then takes Rollins and Orton out with a cross-body block.
Ambrose and Rollins fight in the ring. Ambrose turns him inside out with a rebound clothesline. Ambrose hits Orton with Dirty Deeds as Cena counters a Chokeslam and hits the AA. They turn around, and Rollins has escaped through the crowd. Ambrose and Cena stare him down as Rollins talks trash from far away. Ambrose’s music hits as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz to become the WWE Intercontinental Champion
Jack Swagger def. Bo Dallas via Submission
Natalya def. Summer Rae via Submission
Dean Ambrose def. Kane via DQ
Sheamus and The Usos def. Cesaro, Goldust and Stardust
Rusev def. Mark Henry via Referee Stoppage
Adam Rose and The Bunny def. Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil
AJ Lee def. Nikki Bella via Submission (non-title)
John Cena def. Randy Orton via DQ
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