WWE RAW Results 8/17/15

WWE Monday Night RAW Results
August 17, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Lilian Garcia asks the crowd to welcome Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to the ring. The Authority makes their way to the ring as the crowd gives them a very mixed reception. We’re six days away from SummerSlam. Stephanie welcomes the crowd to Monday Night RAW. She says the crowd is happy to see them. Stephanie says tonight feels like Christmas morning as a kid when you’re waiting to open your gifts. She talks about how the tension is high in the locker room as we’re six days away from the biggest SummerSlam in history. The Barclays Center has been sold out for weeks, but no one has to miss a minute of the event. They can watch it on the WWE Network for $9.99.

Triple H says for the first time in history, SummerSlam is so big and epic that they’re making it four hours long. Careers will be defined, scores will be settled, and history will be made. It starts with a rematch sixteen months in the making. It’s the rematch too big for WrestleMania. It is The Undertaker taking on the man that ended the undefeated streak, Minnesota’s own Brock Lesnar. The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will be right here under the same roof tonight. John Cena has been able to pull his mangled face back together to answer the challenge of Seth Rollins. At SummerSlam, the WWE United States Champion will go one-on-one with the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a match that is Champion vs. Champion with a Winner Take All stipulation. Stephanie says they will have a contract signing for that match. Triple H says this next match started out personal and deteriorated from there. We’ll see Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose take on Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. All those men are here tonight and will be a factor when Luke Harper steps in the ring and faces Roman Reigns. Stephanie says we’ll find out which team is the dominant team in the Divas division. We’ll see an Elimination Match with Team Bella taking on PCB and Team B.A.D. WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella will face the NXT Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks.

Triple H says it doesn’t get any bigger than that, but Stephanie says it does. As it was announced earlier today, there will be an incredible host for SummerSlam. After sixteen years of hosting one of the most successful shows on television, everyone is talking about what this man will do next. Look no further as the former host of “The Daily Show” will be hosting SummerSlam. Jon Stewart will host the event. Triple H says the road to SummerSlam starts right here and now.

Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in tag team action, next.

-Commercial Break-

ESPN will broadcast live from SummerSlam at 10 AM EST with Jonathan Coachman, the former WWE announcer leading the show.

Randy Orton and Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens and Sheamus

Charles Robinson, the greatest referee of all time, is the official for this match. Cesaro and Kevin Owens will start the match out, but Owens immediately tags in Sheamus before there is any action. Cesaro then tags in Randy Orton. They circle the ring and take their time. The crowd chants, “You look stupid” at Sheamus. Sheamus gets out of the ring and fixes his hair. Sheamus gets in the ring and locks up with Orton. Orton whips him off the ropes, but he’s quickly shoulder blocked down. They circle the ring and lock up again. Orton applies a side headlock, but he’s whipped off. Orton hits a pair of shoulder blocks, but Sheamus quickly scrambles out of the ring before more can be done. Sheamus gets in the ring and tags in Owens. Cesaro asks to be tagged in. Orton teases doing so, but Owens quickly attacks him. Owens reverses a whip into the corner, but he’s clotheslined down. Cesaro is tagged in, and he holds Owens up for a delayed vertical suplex. The crowd is absolutely buzzing for him as they hold up their “Cesaro Section” signs. Owens knees Cesaro in the midsection and sends him into the ropes. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard twisting uppercut. Owens gets out of the ring to recover as Cesaro gets the crowd going.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Orton head-butt Sheamus before running into a rolling senton. Owens is tagged in, and he flattens Orton with a senton splash for a near fall. Owens knocks Cesaro off the apron before stomping and punching away at Orton. Owens talks trash to the crowd before running Orton into Sheamus’ boot. Sheamus is tagged in, and he stomps Orton before choking him with his knee. Sheamus asks if the crowd is entertained before sending him to the corner for a shoulder to the midsection. Sheamus follows up with a knee lift and an Irish hammer for a two count. Owens is tagged in, and he stomps Orton’s midsection. A light, “Fight, Owens, fight” chant breaks out. Owens applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up. Owens quickly throws him out of the ring. Owens follows him out, but Orton kicks him in the midsection and gives him a back suplex on the barricade. Orton quickly gets into the ring and starts crawling to the corner, but Owens stops him. Sheamus is tagged in, but Orton tags Cesaro.

Cesaro uppercuts away at Sheamus before whipping him into the corner three times for some uppercuts. Cesaro hits five more uppercuts before flooring him with a short-arm clothesline. Cesaro goes to the top rope for a high cross-body block for a near fall. Cesaro grabs him for the Cesaro Swing, but Sheamus holds the ropes. Sheamus quickly attacks him and hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Sheamus goes to the top rope and dives into a nasty uppercut for a near fall! Cesaro sets up for the Neutralizer. Sheamus counters with a back body drop, but Cesaro lands on his feet. Cesaro has a whip reversed, but he kicks Sheamus in the face. Orton is tagged in as Sheamus sends Cesaro into the ropes. Cesaro botches a twist to the apron, but he eventually gets there. Cesaro boots Owens in the face before Sheamus punches him to the floor. Orton quickly grabs Sheamus and gives him a hanging DDT. Orton drops down and waits for Sheamus to get up. Orton goes for an RKO out of nowhere on Owens, but Owens pushes him off. Orton gives Sheamus an RKO as Cesaro pulls Owens out of the ring. Orton picks up the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Randy Orton and Cesaro
Match Rating: **

The commentators talk about Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker at SummerSlam. Footage is then shown of Undertaker attacking Lesnar last month at WWE Battleground. The next day, Lesnar and Undertaker got into an epic brawl on RAW.

The Undertaker will be live on RAW to speak, next.

-Commercial Break-

Smoke and purple lighting are seen on the screen. The hulking shadow of The Undertaker cuts through the smoke. Undertaker says, “When the reaper calls your name, there is no apology. When the reaper calls your name, there is no remorse. When the reaper calls your name, it’s just over. Lesnar, the hounds of hell are baying for your soul and the gates of hell are opening and welcoming you to your eternal damnation. Brock Lesnar, your name has been called, and at SummerSlam, you will never Rest In Peace!”

The commentators make the hard sell for SummerSlam with JBL talking about the difference between watching on traditional PPV and the WWE Network.

Footage is shown of Seth Rollins annihilating John Cena’s nose last month on RAW. Seth Rollins is seen backstage with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rollins says this is perfect. John Cena has done everything except look him in the eye and accept his challenge like a man. When he signs this contract, the deal is sealed. Rollins says Triple H and Stephanie are the best. Rollins asks one more favor. After he becomes a dual champion, he wants a statue in the lobby at the WWE Headquarters. André The Giant, Bruno Sammartino, and The Ultimate Warrior have statues in the lobby. It’s time for him to take his place next to them. Stephanie says it’d only be fitting if he were to win the match on Sunday. Rollins says he won’t let them down.

Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and “The Lunatic Fringe” makes his way to the ring. Ambrose takes a seat at the commentary table as Roman Reigns’ music hits. We see footage from Smackdown when a brawl broke out with Reigns and Ambrose clearing the ring of Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Reigns will face Harper, next.

-Commercial Break-

After Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper make their entrance, Ambrose steals Byron Saxton’s chair and rolls it at Wyatt.

Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper

The bell rings, and they lock up before releasing. They lock up again, but they’re in a fast stalemate. They lock up a third time, and Harper powers him to the corner. Reigns blocks a punch before punching away at him. Harper kicks and punches him back before putting him in the corner. Reigns comes back with a right hand before trying to put him in the corner. Harper blocks it and gives him an uppercut. Harper hits a snapmare before applying a chin lock. Reigns tries to fight up, but Harper knees him in the head. Harper powers him to the corner, but Reigns gets out and hits some shoulder thrusts. Reigns punches Harper before head-butting him. Harper reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Harper reverses a whip, ducks a clothesline, but can’t avoid a second clothesline attempt over the top rope. Harper slowly gets to his feet and leans over the apron. Reigns takes him out with a Drive-By dropkick to the face as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial, Harper took Reigns down with a dropkick. Reigns fights up from the chin lock and punches out. Reigns goes for a suplex, but Harper fights out. Harper then takes Reigns down with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Harper shoulders him in the back before reapplying the chin lock. Reigns fights up again and counters out with a back suplex. Reigns pulls himself up, but Harper immediately floors him with a big boot for a near fall. Harper hooks Reigns with a front face-lock. Harper starts gator rolling him. Reigns fights up and punches him, but Harper slaps him. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Harper reverses a whip, but Reigns takes him down with a leaping clothesline. Reigns runs into a back elbow, but he comes back with a right hand. Reigns then takes him down with a back suplex. Reigns clubs him in the corner before being dropped to the apron. There is absolutely no heat for this match whatsoever. Reigns pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Reigns then leaps off the apron with a clothesline.

They get back in the ring, and Harper kicks him. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Reigns fights out. Reigns goes for a powerbomb, but Harper counters with a back body drop. Reigns counters that counter with a sunset flip for a two count. Reigns then clubs him out of the ring. Reigns goes outside to throw him into the ring. Reigns hits a misdirection clothesline for a near fall. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Harper viciously elbows away at him. Reigns overcomes that and crushes him with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Reigns sets up for the Superman Punch, but Harper gets out of the ring before it can be hit. Reigns follows him out, but Harper takes him down with a superkick. Harper gets in the ring looking for a count-out, but Reigns gets up. Harper goes for a suicide dive, but Reigns punches him. Reigns runs into the ring, but Harper takes him down with a spinning side slam for a near fall. Harper goes for a powerbomb and counters a back body drop with a roll-up. Harper quickly superkicks him and hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Harper cannot believe Reigns kicked out. Harper goes for a discus clothesline, but Reigns gives him a Superman Punch. Reigns follows up with a spear for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/2

Replays are shown of the final moments of the match. Reigns and Ambrose celebrate as Wyatt tends to Harper in the ring. Wyatt then kneels behind Harper and says, “Follow the buzzards!”

-Commercial Break-

Tamina w/ Naomi and Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch w/ Paige and Charlotte

They circle the ring and lock up. Tamina quickly powers her down and taunts the crowd. Lynch catches her with a waistlock, but Tamina fights her off. Lynch grabs the leg, but Tamina clubs the leg. Tamina head-butts her down before going for a Samoan Drop, but Lynch gets out. Tamina sends her into the ropes, but she missed a pair of elbows. Lynch goes for a running cross-body, but Tamina counters with a swinging sidewalk slam. Team Bella is seen watching backstage. Tamina body slams her for a two count. Tamina knees her in the back and applies a chin lock. Lynch quickly fights up, but she runs into a clothesline for a two count. Tamina punches away at her and sends her to the corner. Lynch catches her with a back elbow and a kick before punching away at her. Tamina misses an avalanche in the corner, and Lynch hits a springboard kick. Lynch then takes her out with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Tamina quickly kicks her in the midsection before going for another swinging sidewalk slam. Lynch counters into a crucifix before rolling into the Dis-arm-her for the submission victory.

Winner by Submission: Becky Lynch
Match Rating: 1/2 *

NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks will take on WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella later tonight. John Cena and Seth Rollins will have a contract signing as well. We’ll also see Brock Lesnar’s homecoming.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of Summer Rae viciously attacking Lana last week on RAW. Lana will be on commentary for the next match.

Rusev w/ Summer Rae vs. Mark Henry

The bell rings, and Henry kicks and punches away at Rusev. Rusev quickly bails out of the ring as a loud “USA” chant fires up. Henry follows him outside and avalanches him. Henry whips him into the barricade before putting him in the ring. Henry hits a powerslam for a near fall. Henry hits a second powerslam for the same result. Rusev gets out of the ring to recover, so Henry follows him out. Rusev kicks him in the midsection and sends him sternum-first into the ring post. Rusev does it again before putting him in the ring. Rusev screams at Lana before getting in the ring and superkicking Henry. Rusev screams that he’s going to crush Henry before stomping the spine. Rusev goes for the Accolade, but Henry fights it. Rusev quickly attacks the lower back and finally applies the Accolade for the victory.

Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Rusev and Summer Rae celebrate in the ring as a giant flag of Bulgaria unfurls above the ring with Rusev’s picture over it. Lana gets in the ring and challenges Summer Rae to get in and fight her. Summer Rae answers the challenge, and Lana slaps her down. Lana then challenges Rusev to get in the ring and face her. The crowd is chanting for Dolph Ziggler. Their calls are answered as his music hits. Ziggler runs down to the ring and punches away at him. Ziggler hits a big spike DDT before going for a superkick. Rusev pulls Summer Rae into the way, and Ziggler puts the brakes on. Lana then takes her down with a roundhouse kick. Lana smiles before Ziggler superkicks Rusev. Ziggler and Lana celebrate in the ring before passionately kissing.

The “Title For Title” contract signing with Seth Rollins and John Cena will happen later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of the return of Dolph Ziggler to take on Rusev. They’re seen walking backstage when JoJo stops them. Ziggler says this is the greatest job in the world. Speaking of the greatest, The Authority talked about the greatest SummerSlam in history. It’s time to add one more match to the card. Ziggler wants to face Rusev and send him back to the Stone Age.

A video plays that hypes up The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. It’s the rematch sixteen months in the making. Brock Lesnar will make his homecoming later tonight.

Ryback makes his entrance to the ring. He returns to action, next.

-Commercial Break-

Big Show will be on commentary for the next match.

Ryback vs. The Miz

Before the match begins, The Miz wonders how Big Show can call himself an actor. The only thing Big Show is good for on a movie set is blocking light and shutting down catering. When movie executives watch his match on Sunday, they’ll see a “Planet of the Apes” reject and the “World’s Largest Extra” cancel each other out. When they see him, they’ll see a star winning the Intercontinental Championship. Miz tells the crowd to shut up while he takes off his sunglasses.

The bell rings, and Ryback powers him to the corner with some shoulder blocks. Ryback viciously chops the chest before going for a powerslam, but Miz slides off and chop blocks the knee. Miz attacks the knee before Ryback powers him off. Miz quickly goes back to the leg and goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Ryback kicks him off. Miz kicks him in the face for a one count. Miz stomps the back a few times before taunting the crowd. Miz rips at his face before going for a running boot, but Ryback blocks it. Ryback takes him down with some forearms before hitting a military press slam. Ryback sets up in the corner and connects with the Meat Hook Clothesline. Miz quickly kicks Ryback in the face and goes to the second rope. Ryback catches Miz, fakes hitting a Jackhammer, and transitions to Shell Shocked for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Ryback says to Big Show he has one to go. Ryback tells Big Show to get in the ring and feed him more. The crowd loudly chants, “Feed Me More.” Big Show gets up from the commentary table, but he simply walks around the ring and goes up the ramp.

Coming up next, we’ll see the contract signing with John Cena and Brock Lesnar.

-Commercial Break-

“Title For Title” Contract Signing

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in the ring. The ring is decorated with a black carpet and a long silver table. Stephanie says it’s time to make one of the biggest matches at SummerSlam official. It’s title for title, winner take all. Triple H asks the crowd to help him welcome the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins. Rollins makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Rollins thanks the crowd for the warm introduction. Before we get started, Rollins thinks there are congratulations in order. Rollins congratulates Triple H and Stephanie on putting together the greatest SummerSlam of all time. Rollins congratulates himself on the statue that will be built in his honor when he beats John Cena at SummerSlam. Most importantly, he wants to congratulate everyone in the crowd. Rollins tells them to give themselves a round of applause. It’s not often that someone knows – not thinks – they will witness history. It is a very special time to be a member of the WWE Universe. You don’t go to a baseball game knowing you’re going to see a no hitter… unless your team is playing the Twins. Everyone knows they will be witness to a special moment in time when he dethrones John Cena to become the first man to ever hold the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the United States Championship at the same time.

Rollins goes over to the contract to sign it, but he stops himself. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Rollins says when the crowd chants that something comes to mind. Bob Dylan is from Minnesota (no real name recognition from the young crowd). Dylan said the times are changing. For the past decade, John Cena has sat atop the mountain of WWE. Every person that comes along and tries to knock him off the mountain, Cena made sure that person never stood a chance. Cena gets off on playing the role of Superman, but he isn’t. Cena is the villain. Cena is holding the entire WWE Universe hostage for the last decade. A “YES” chant breaks out. Rollins says John Cena is a disease. With one knee to the bridge of his nose, he shattered his face into a million pieces. Rollins sent Cena tumbling down the mountain and began the process that will free everyone in the crowd. Rollins injected a serum into Cena that will inoculate the WWE Universe. Cena is the disease, and Rollins claims to be the cure. Cena disrespects him every chance he gets. Cena has called him and his title reign a joke. At SummerSlam, he’ll have the last laugh when he takes the United States Championship and crushes his legacy like he crushed his face. Cena thinks he’s the man, but he’s not even man enough to answer his challenge face-to-face. Cena went to Tough Enough and answered it there. He didn’t even answer it by himself. He had to ask that cripple Daniel Bryan.

John Cena’s music hits, and the WWE United States Champion makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Cena’s nose looks like nothing ever happened to it. Cena says he’s not in the mood to have a seat. Cena paces the crowd as the crowd jeers him. Cena says Rollins is trying to defend his title reign while half the arena is chanting, “Let’s go Cena” and the other half is chanting that he sucks. No one is saying anything about Rollins. Rollins doesn’t even believe his own crap. The champ is there, but the sorry excuse for a man walking around with it is reduced to nothing more than a cheap imitation of John Cena. Cena sarcastically says Rollins is the first to ever make fun of his catchphrases. Cena says Rollins is not a John Cena rip-off. Rollins was handpicked to be the future of WWE. Triple H does not make a decision that big unless he thinks that person shares the same attributes he does. Triple H has provided Rollin with every tool to succeed including the Pedigree. Rollins is the way to ensure Triple H’s legacy lives forever. There’s one problem and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon because the real champ is here. Cena says Rollins busted his nose a few weeks ago and had to sit at home last week. Cena had to think about how to payback Rollins and his knee. Maybe he breaks it or an arm? Maybe he’ll break Rollins’ nose? Those are just injuries. Cena says he may not be Superman, but people come back from injuries. Then it hit him as clean as Rollins’ knee hitting his nose. What he’ll do to Rollins on Sunday will haunt Rollins and Triple H for the rest of their lives. He is a fifteen-time World Heavyweight Champion. Cena figured there would be no chance of him getting his hands on the title again until Captain Morgan opened his mouth. Cena will show up on Sunday and win to become the World Heavyweight Champion for the sixteenth time. This Sunday, when Rollins loses, he’ll lose. The all-time championship record is held by Triple H’s mentor, Ric Flair. Rollins isn’t the future – he’s a footnote. Rollins is a trivia answer. Cena says Sunday isn’t just a match. This Sunday, Rollins will fight to protect everything. Triple H is trying to bestow Ric Flair’s legacy on Rollins. The one difference is Triple H was never Ric Flair’s bitch. This Sunday, he’s going to make Rollins his. Cena signs the contract and leaves the ring. Rollins seethes in anger as Cena walks off.

Sasha Banks will face Nikki Bella later tonight. Brock Lesnar will be on ESPN SportsCenter tomorrow at 9 AM EST. Brock Lesnar’s homecoming takes place later on.

-Commercial Break-

The New Day makes their way to the ring. Big E tells the crowd to dry their eyes and not be bummers because in six days, it’s the biggest party of the summer. Kofi Kingston says the three teams will learn the hard way what happens when you fool with The New Day. Xavier Woods says they’ll knock the socks off the teams because New Day… has the odds stacked against them. The crowd chants, “New Day sucks.” The New Day starts a “New Day rocks” chant.

The Prime Time Players and The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day and Los Matadores

Kingston starts the match against Sin Cara. Kingston stomps Cara before tagging in Big E. Big E stomps him and tags in Fernando. Fernando hits a snapmare before dropping a knee for a two count. Fernando knocks Kalisto off the apron before being slammed by Cara. Titus O’Neil is tagged in, and he knocks the heels off the apron before giving Fernando a rib-breaker before throwing him. O’Neil catches Diego and throws him for good measure. O’Neil avalanches Fernando before being distracted by Xavier Woods. Fernando hits a backstabber before El Torito fights Woods and hits him with a sit-out senton from the apron. The New Day holds Woods back as Kalisto is tagged in. Kalisto hits a springboard hurricanrana for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Prime Time Players and The Lucha Dragons
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Replays are shown of Lana slapping Summer Rae down before Dolph Ziggler made his return to get even with Rusev. Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev has been added to the SummerSlam card. We’ll also see Stephen Amell and Neville take on Stardust and King Barrett. A video hyping that match will air, next.

-Commercial Break-

A comic book themed video airs to hype up the Stephen Amell and Neville vs. Stardust and King Barrett match at SummerSlam.

Stardust appears on the screen. King Barrett is behind him. Stardust says they’re here to provide a message to Stephen Amell. Barrett says Amell is an imposter in his kingdom. Amell claims his destiny lies in the WWE ring battling the Lords of Darkness. This Sunday, Amell will be down on his knees bowing to the rightful king. Stardust asks if The Arrow and Neville can taste it. Stardust says he’s Orion with two arrows in his quiver and a date with destiny. Stardust says he has a gift for Barrett fit for a king. Stardust puts a cosmic style robe on Barrett. Barrett says he is the Cosmic King, and they laugh heartily before Stardust hisses at the screen.

Team Bella make their entrance to the ring. Nikki Bella faces Sasha Banks, next.

-Commercial Break-

This Thursday on Smackdown, we’ll see Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, and Cesaro take on Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Sheamus, and Kevin Owens.

Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks w/ Naomi and Tamina

Charles Robinson is back for another match. The bell rings, and they shove each other. They lock up before tussling around the ring for position. Nikki pushes her off and does jumping jacks. Banks applies a side headlock, but Nikki whips her off. Banks shoulder blocks her down for a two count before doing some jumping jacks. Nikki applies a side headlock, but Sasha whips her off. Nikki shoulder blocks her down for a one count. Nikki then does some pushups. Nikki hits a face-buster before hitting a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Nikki digs her knee into the back and applies a chin lock. Banks fights up, but Nikki takes her down with a snap suplex for a two count. Nikki reapplies the knee-to-the-back chin lock. PCB is watching on a monitor backstage. Banks fights up, but Nikki slams her down before taunting the crowd. Nikki reapplies the chin lock, but Banks fights up. Banks puts her in the corner, but she runs into a back elbow. Banks traps her across the second turnbuckle before hitting a double knee to the midsection. Banks does pushups as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Nikki trapped in a straightjacket. Banks bridges her over her knees and stretches her. Nikki fights up and backs her to the corner. Banks quickly turns her around and puts her in the corner. Nikki fights her back and clearly misses a second rope kick. Nikki hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a dropkick. Nikki avalanches her in the corner and hits an Alabama Slam for a near fall. Banks gets out of a body slam and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. A “We want Lesnar” chant breaks out. Banks slaps Nikki before ducking a clothesline. Banks rolls her up, but Nikki comes up with her for an electric chair drop. Banks misses a right hand, and Nikki punches her. Nikki goes for the Rack Attack, but Naomi gets on the apron. Banks then hits the Bank Statement for the submission.

Winner by Submission: Sasha Banks
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Renee Young interviews PCB about what they just saw. Paige says they saw two losing teams bumping heads. Charlotte says they’ll stick together with a little bit of flair.

Footage is shown of Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s streak. Brock Lesnar’s homecoming is next.

-Commercial Break-

Brock Lesnar’s homecoming celebration

Paul Heyman is in the ring as we come back from the break. Heyman starts by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am your host for tonight’s homecoming for I am the advocate for the only being in history to hold the undisputed WWE Heavyweight Championship of the World, which he won from the biggest box office attraction in movies today, the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship of the World, which he won from the most celebrated heavyweight in ultimate fighting history, and the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship, which he won from the University of Minnesota! Ladies and gentlemen, The Beast, The Conqueror, Brock Lesnar!”

Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and he comes out to a massive pop from his hometown crowd. Streamers and confetti come down from the rafters as the crowd proclaims their love for the hometown hero. Lesnar looks completely amped up. The crowd is absolutely buzzing and a loud “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Lesnar and Heyman just look at the crowd as they thunderously clap for them. Heyman gets on his knees and bows down to Lesnar. Heyman does singsong to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” as he says, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the conqueror, my lord/He conquered Undertaker’s streak, I know that strikes a chord/Now Taker will retire and not on his own accord/The Conqueror marches on!” Heyman starts singing, “Glory, glory Brock Lesnar,” and the crowd sings along as well!

The bell tolls, and the lights go out. When the lights come back on, Heyman is on the apron scared. Undertaker is nowhere to be seen. Lesnar and Heyman laugh. A “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Heyman asks if that’s the best Undertaker’s got. Heyman says this Sunday at SummerSlam, he can get God and the Devil to team with him, but he swears on everything holy and evil that Lesnar will take all three of them to Suplex City. Ever since the referee’s hand hit the mat for the third time at WrestleMania XXX, The Undertaker has dreamt and obsessed over the moment he could take revenge on Lesnar. At Battleground, when The Undertaker finally made his move and looked his client in the eyes, he went for the low blow. The crowd boos that. Heyman has an answer to why The Phenom would go for a low blow. The Undertaker knew he’d never go from conquered to conqueror. The Undertaker has never once beaten Brock Lesnar. After this Sunday night at SummerSlam, he can say the statement that Undertaker never will beat Brock Lesnar. Undertaker has the knowledge that he fears Lesnar. Heyman doesn’t want any of them to think Lesnar is taking Undertaker lightly. Undertaker is in great shape. If you put any man in the ring with him, The Undertaker would give them a Tombstone. This Sunday at SummerSlam, Undertaker isn’t fighting a man. He’s fighting a beast. It’s not just any beast – Undertaker is fighting THE Beast. This Beast put the one in what is now 22-1. His client offers no respect to The Undertaker’s accomplishments. This Sunday at SummerSlam, Lesnar offers no recognition of his 25 years of accomplishments. This Sunday, Lesnar offers him the realization…

The Undertaker’s bell tolls, and the lights go out. When they come back on, Undertaker is in the ring behind Lesnar. Undertaker gives Lesnar a low blow before delivering a Chokeslam as the crowd loudly boos him. Lesnar rolls around the mat in pain before Undertaker signals for the end. Undertaker then gives Lesnar a Tombstone Piledriver. The crowd loudly boos him as Heyman looks on in fear. The Undertaker’s music hits, and he poses in the ring as the crowd boos him. Undertaker walks up the ramp before posing at the top of the stage.

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Quick Match Results

Randy Orton and Cesaro def. Kevin Owens and Sheamus
Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper
Becky Lynch def. Tamina via Submission
Rusev def. Mark Henry via Submission
Ryback def. The Miz (non-title)
The Prime Time Players and The Lucha Dragons def. The New Day and Los Matadores
Sasha Banks def. Nikki Bella via Submission (non-title)

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