WWE Monday Night RAW Results
July 21, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We’re brought into the arena, and Justin Roberts asks the crowd to welcome the Chief Operating Officer of WWE, Triple H. Triple H comes out to a nice reception. Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and JBL welcome us to the show. Cole talks about how Triple H will name John Cena’s opponent for Summerslam tonight. The crowd begins booing him as he says no one in the locker room wanted to look him in the eye because they were scared that he was going to blow a gasket over what happened last night. Triple H says the WWE World Heavyweight Championship did not come back to The Authority. It stayed on John Cena. That draws a lot of boos. Triple H says he’s very mad, madder than he’s been in a long time. He has options, so he’s going to tweet his displeasure. Triple H says he might even send an Instagram or a Vine. In that tweet, he is going to threaten and riot if he doesn’t get what he wants. If that doesn’t happen, then he and his friend Mark are going to stop watching. Triple H then says he could also just fire everyone in the back. Maybe he’ll fire the audience in the building and throw them out.
The other option is he can relax knowing that sooner or later he always wins. If he has to wait four more weeks until Summerslam to win, then so be it. Like a true genius once said, at Summerslam he can guaran-damn-tee that John Cena will no longer be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The question is who gets the opportunity.
Randy Orton comes out and asks if they’re really doing this. Orton asks about his rematch. He’s been waiting four months since WrestleMania. He’s owed a one-on-one rematch. It’s what he’s owed. Orton guarantees that if Triple H puts him in a one-on-one match against Cena at Summerslam, he will beat him. Triple H says he appreciates the confidence. While he makes a compelling argument for why he should get the match, he hasn’t made up his mind. Orton is a front-runner. Triple H says the entire roster is going to have an opportunity to convince him. Triple H says he wants someone to go the extra mile and show him that they want it more than anything in their life. Orton says if Kane had done his duty and job, he’d be standing in the ring as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton says Triple H can’t be considering Kane.
Kane’s pyro hits, and he makes his way out to the ring. Kane gets in the ring and says he hopes he is being considered to face John Cena. Kane says he knows that he can beat Cena and bring the title back to The Authority as long as he’s not acting as Orton’s protector. Kane says he is tired of babysitting.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd to a tremendous reception. Reigns gets on the apron and says if they’re going to have a conversation about the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, then his name belongs in it. Last time he checked, no one wants to see John Cena versus Kane. No one wants to see Randy Orton versus John Cena again. Everyone wants to see John Cena versus Roman Reigns. That gets a huge pop from the crowd. Reigns gets in the ring and says, “Believe that!” Reigns then takes Kane out with a Superman Punch! Triple H and Randy Orton get out of the ring. Triple H then says he believes right now Roman Reigns is going to have a match against Kane and Randy Orton! Triple H believes that is going to happen right now.
Randy Orton and Kane vs. Roman Reigns
Randy Orton starts the match against Roman Reigns. They lock up, but nothing happens. Orton kicks him in the midsection and hits a head-butt. Orton sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head. Reigns then head-butts him down. Reigns gets him in the corner and lands ten punches to the head. Reigns then uppercuts him to his knees. Reigns sends him into the ropes, but Orton takes him down by the hair. Kane is tagged in, and Reigns backs away from the corner. They circle the ring and lock up. Kane powers him to the corner, but Reigns quickly powers out. Kane clubs him down before hitting the ropes and running into a Samoan Drop. Reigns picks up a one count. Reigns applies a front face lock, but Kane backs him to the corner where Orton tags in. Reigns punches him to the ropes before having a whip reversed. Reigns ducks a clothesline, but Orton turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Orton then stomps the chest a few times. Kane tags in, and he hits a low dropkick to the face. Kane uppercuts him and clubs him to the corner. Kane hits a snapmare and applies a nerve hold. Reigns fights up, but Kane knees him in the midsection. Kane goes for a suplex, but Reigns blocks it and gives him one of his own for a two count.
Reigns punches him to the corner. Kane reverses a whip to the corner and hits a corner clothesline. Kane sends him to the other corner, but he runs into Reigns’ boot. Reigns then comes off the second rope with a flying clothesline for a two count. Reigns punches him, but Kane quickly pulls him out of the ring by his pants. Kane goes outside and grabs him, but Reigns reverses a whip into the steel steps. Reigns gets back in the ring as Orton checks on Kane.
We come back from the break to see Reigns fight up from a chin lock applied by Orton. Orton reverses a whip and hits a back elbow before stomping the chest. Orton lifts Reigns’ legs and stomps his midsection. Orton stomps the head for a near fall. Kane is tagged in, and he kicks Reigns as Orton holds him up. Kane sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow for a two count. Kane grabs him by the hair and tags Orton in. Orton stomps the leg before letting him get up. Orton then dropkicks him down for a two count. Orton then goes back to the chin lock. Reigns fights up again and punches out. Reigns head-butts him, but Orton reverses the whip. Reigns reverses Orton’s reverse and pulls him into a Samoan Drop.
Orton quickly gets Kane tagged in, and Reigns ducks a clothesline. Reigns clotheslines him down before giving him a corner clothesline. Reigns uppercuts him to the corner and hits another clothesline. Kane drops into the ropes, so Reigns gets out of the ring and hits a running dropkick to the side of his head. Reigns gets in the ring and sets up for the big punch. Reigns punches Orton off the apron. Reigns then punches Kane before trying for a Samoan Drop, but Kane gets out. Kane then gives him a big boot to take him down. Kane goes for a tag, but Orton refuses to tag in. Kane then grabs him by the throat! Reigns takes advantage of this by giving Kane a Superman Punch! Reigns sets up in the corner and the crowd is feeling it. Reigns then spears Kane down for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
Orton begins to walk off on his partner. Reigns challenges Orton to get back into the ring. Orton pretends like he’s going to get in, but he then simply backs away. The announcers mention that if Orton were trying to impress the boss, he’d have gotten into the ring.
Bray Wyatt will be a special guest on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel later tonight. Nikki Bella will take on Eva Marie, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron in a 4-on-1 Handicap Match, next.
Eva Marie, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron are seen backstage. Stephanie McMahon approaches them and says tonight is going to be a great night. Not only are they going to announce who will be John Cena’s Summerslam opponent, but also they’re going to destroy Nikki Bella and teach her sister Brie Bella a lesson. Stephanie then sends them off.
A replay is shown of Brie Bella quitting the WWE at the Payback PPV. Brie then slapped Stephanie McMahon in the face. Ever since then, Brie’s sister Nikki has been being punished.
As Nikki makes her way to the ring, she hugs her sister Brie Bella who is front row at ringside.
Stephanie McMahon then comes out to the stage. Stephanie says, “Oh look! It’s the quitter!” Stephanie says it’s so interesting to see Brie out here. She went from a world famous Diva to just another face in the crowd. Stephanie says it’s quite fitting. Why is she in this position? That’s because she abandoned her sister for her husband, Daniel Bryan, the B+ player. A huge “YES!” chant breaks out. Stephanie says, “Yes, Daniel Bryan was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and has been on the shelf ever since.” Stephanie says Brie made a really good move on that one. Stephanie says she’s glad Brie is here because she can watch Nikki get demolished by four other competitors in the ring all because of her. Brie says, “You are such a bitch!” Stephanie does a double take before telling security to eject her. Brie holds up her ticket, so Stephanie tells her to take her seat because she’s blocking the people behind her.
Brie rips the microphone and says Stephanie is doing this out of spite because she left her handprint on her face. Stephanie is taking this out on her sister. Brie says, “What kind of human being are you? I’ll tell you who you are. You are a vindictive bitch!” Stephanie smacks her in the face, so Brie tries to grab her. Security takes Brie away as Stephanie says she is pathetic. Stephanie calls her a quitter and a loser. Stephanie says this should be a lesson to all of them before telling the timekeeper to ring the bell.
Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron vs. Nikki Bella
All four divas viciously take Nikki down before Alicia calls for order. Alicia then hits a Scissor Kick and picks up the pinfall.
Winners by Pinfall: Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron
Match Rating: N/A
After the “match,” they roll Nikki out of the ring. The camera cuts out for a moment before coming back to see Stephanie standing over Nikki. Stephanie says that looked like it hurt. Stephanie says it’s Brie’s fault. Sooner or later, Nikki is going to do just what Brie did and quit. Stephanie then goes to the back.
Triple H will decide who will face John Cena at Summerslam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Flo Rida will perform later in the night.
Replays are shown of the confrontation between Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella.
Bo Dallas vs. “LeBron James” (Damien Sandow)
The crowd loudly boos Sandow dressed as LeBron James. Sandow is wearing James’ Miami Heat jersey, but Miami is crossed out and Cleveland is written in. Sandow says he took his talents back home. Sandow then tells Dallas to do what he did – get in his car and leave. Dallas is seen laughing at this.
The bell rings, and Sandow kicks him. Sandow sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Dallas clotheslines him down before hitting a back body drop. Dallas then clotheslines him over the top rope before doing a victory lap in the ring. The crowd gives him a great hand for that. Dallas punches Sandow down before hitting the ropes and taking a clothesline. Sandow punches away at him before stomping him. Sandow hits a suplex for a one count. Sandow goes for another as the crowd chants, “Let’s go Heat.” Dallas counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Sandow immediately clotheslines him back down. Sandow drops an elbow for a one count. Sandow applies a chin lock, but Dallas fights up and hits the ropes. Sandow then takes him down with a knee to the midsection. Sandow pretends to shoot a basket before body slamming him. Sandow says, “Cleveland, I’m coming home,” before missing the Cubito Aequet. Dallas kicks him before hitting the Bo-Dog for the win! 16 and Bo!
Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: *
Dallas does a victory lap at ringside as the crowd loudly cheers him on and chant, “Bo!”
Fozzy, Chris Jericho’s band, will have their single come out tomorrow. Bray Wyatt will be a guest on The Highlight Reel, next.
The Highlight Reel with special guest Bray Wyatt
The Highlight Reel set is up in the ring. The commentators talk about something that happened with Chris Jericho and The Wyatt Family on the WWE App.
“Miami… we’re here.”
The Wyatt Family makes their way to the ring. An incredible visual of the entire arena lit with cell phones is shown. During the commercial, Chris Jericho was being interviewed on the WWE App when The Wyatt Family attacked him. Bray Wyatt blows out his lantern and says hello to everyone. Wyatt then welcomes everyone to The Highlight Reel. Unfortunately the scheduled host Chris Jericho is unable to make it, as he’s indisposed. Where could he be? Wyatt then points to the titantron, and a replay is shown of them attacking Jericho. Wyatt then gave Jericho the Sister Abigail into the all. Wyatt then sits in a locker and says, “Sooner or later, they all fall down” before walking away humming.
The crowd is booing The Wyatts. Wyatt asks where Jericho is. Where is the savior? Jericho isn’t here for them, but he here for them. Wyatt says he is here for them just like he has been everyday since he’s been around. Wyatt says he can read their thoughts. They think that just because Jericho had his arm raised last night that it means he’s the better man. Wyatt laughs before asking if they really think he would burden himself with such petty, squeamish things. Wyatt doesn’t mind a loss in the battle because it is the war that counts. War is his game. He created war, and it wasn’t so long ago that The Wyatt Family entered a WWE ring for the very first time. In their short reign of terror, they have dismantled giants, destroyed monsters, and most importantly have brought so-called heroes to their knees. Wyatt asks Jericho who in the hell he thinks he’s dealing with. He is Bray Wyatt, the eater of worlds, and he is every bit the monster they think he is. Jericho will find that he can’t measure him the way he does a normal man. You can’t measure him by the amount of dollar bills in his pocket because society is his plaything. You can’t measure him by the days of the year because time is irrelevant to him. He lives a hundred years a day. There has been something reoccurring in his head since last night. It’s something Abigail used to say to him. She told him to be careful when he chases vengeance because you have to dig two graves: one for your enemy and one for yourself. Unfortunately for Jericho, he is forever. Wyatt then drops to his knees and says, “Follow the buzzards!”
Trainers are checking on Chris Jericho backstage. Jericho is bleeding from his ear. The commentators talk about what just happened.
Triple H will make his decision on who will challenge John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam later tonight. Flo Rida is seen walking backstage. He’ll perform live on RAW later on.
The Miz, the new WWE Intercontinental Champion, makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action, next.
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and Miz rolls out of the ring before waving to the crowd. Miz gets back in, but Ziggler charges him. Miz quickly gets back out. Miz gets back in, and Ziggler scares him off. Ziggler then chases him around the ring. Miz gets in the ring and goes for a clothesline, but Ziggler takes him down before going for some punches. Miz quickly escapes and leaves the ring. Ziggler then baseball slides him into the barricade. Ziggler chops the chest before going to bounce him off the steel steps. Miz blocks it before Ziggler sends him into the ring. Miz kicks Ziggler as he gets in the ring and stomps away at him. Miz goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through. Ziggler rolls him up, but Miz rolls through for a one count. Ziggler then takes him down with a hip toss. Ziggler drops nine elbows before going for a big one, but Miz rolls away. The referee tries to back Ziggler up. As he does, Miz gets a cheap shot before kicking him in the head. Miz applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and applies a side headlock. Miz whips him off, but Ziggler takes him down with a shoulder block. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Miz ducks a short-arm clothesline. Miz counters a leapfrog and catapults him over the top rope, but Ziggler hangs on. Ziggler gives him a shoulder thrust before dropping him to the apron. Ziggler charges, but Miz flapjacks him into the ring post. Ziggler falls to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Miz splash Ziggler against the ropes. Ziggler punches back at the midsection. Ziggler gets him tied up and goes to punch him in the face, but Miz gets out. Miz then viciously beats him down while talking about his face. Miz hits a suplex for a two count. Miz rips at his face before applying a chin lock. Ziggler fights up and punches out. Ziggler then rolls him up for a two count. Miz then takes him down with a clothesline. Miz kicks him before backing up and going for his trademark clothesline, but Ziggler sidesteps him.
Both men are being counted down, but Miz gets to his feet. Miz misses a clothesline, and Ziggler hits a pair of them. Ziggler hits a stinger splash before hitting a neckbreaker. Miz sidesteps a famouser and rolls him up for a two count. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Ziggler counters into a backslide for a near fall. Miz then hits a sit-out side slam for a near fall. Miz blocks a boot from Ziggler. Ziggler goes for a face-buster, but Miz pulls him up to a powerbomb. Ziggler goes for a sunset flip, but Miz counters into a Figure Four Leglock attempt. Ziggler kicks him away before hitting a big DDT for a near fall. Ziggler applies a front face-lock, but Miz escapes and hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall of his own. Miz looks very frustrated before attacking the leg of Ziggler. Miz goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Ziggler counters into an inside cradle for a near fall. Ziggler quickly hits an elbow, but he has a kick blocked. Miz then applies the Figure Four Leglock. Ziggler screams in pain. Ziggler eventually claws his way to the bottom rope for a break. Miz goes for it again, but Ziggler kicks him away and hits the famouser for a near fall! The crowd is going absolutely wild.
The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Miz holds on to the ropes. Miz big boots him down and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Ziggler whips him off. Miz avoids a kick to the face, and Ziggler hits the Zig-Zag for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: ** 1/2
The Miz quickly gets out of the ring and orders Justin Roberts to grab his WWE Intercontinental Championship. He then has Roberts say he is still the champion. Miz checks on his face as the crowd boos him. The Miz then puts his sunglasses on before leaving.
Triple H is backstage talking to Seth Rollins about why he shouldn’t face John Cena at Summerslam. Triple H says he has the Money in the Bank contract and you can’t put your cards on the table like that. Rollins asks what the point is. Every time he tries to make a play, Dean Ambrose interferes. Cesaro walks up, and he says he should face Cena at Summerslam. He’s a walking Money in the Bank contract. Anytime you put him in a championship match, he’ll get the job done. Triple H is all about what’s best for business. He made a business decision. As of right now, he is no longer a “Heyman Guy.” He wants to be Triple H’s guy. Rollins says that Triple H already has a guy. Triple H says this is uncomfortable. Triple H says there is some unfinished business around here. If Cesaro can finish that business against Dean Ambrose tonight, that would impress him. Cesaro shakes hands with him and tells him to consider it done. Cesaro walks off. Rollins asks what that was about. Triple H says he doesn’t know but they’ll see what he’s got.
AJ Lee is seen skipping backstage. She’ll team with Paige, next.
Natalya and Emma vs. Paige and AJ Lee
AJ Lee will start the match against Emma. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. They lock up, and AJ wrenches her arm. AJ applies a hammerlock before Emma elbows out. Emma ducks a clothesline before taking her down by the leg. Emma rolls her up for a one count. AJ rolls her up for a two count. AJ then hits a flying elbow. AJ skips around the ring with her before tagging in Paige. Paige head-butts her down before missing an avalanche. Emma applies the DilEMMA before tagging in Natalya. Natalya hits a dropkick before doing a jackknife pin. Paige powers up and goes for a backslide, but Natalya doesn’t go down. Paige sends Natalya into Emma before Natalya takes her down. Natalya applies a Sharpshooter, but Paige claws to her corner and tags AJ. AJ takes Natalya down with a Shining Wizard. AJ then applies the Black Widow for the win.
Winners by Submission: Paige and AJ Lee
Match Rating: *
AJ Lee grabs the title and skips around before hugging Paige in the ring. Paige raises her arm in victory. AJ turns to leave before Paige pulls her down by the hair. Paige viciously head-butts her before screaming in her face and throwing her out of the ring. Paige then sends AJ into the barricade before screaming again. Paige says AJ will love this before sending her headfirst into the ring post. Paige stands over her and says, “I told you this is my house!” The crowd is loudly booing Paige. Paige picks up AJ’s limp body before throwing her over the commentary table. Paige crawls on the table and says that it’s her house. Paige then skips away, and the crowd cheers that. Replays are shown of what just happened with AJ and Paige. Doctors are checking on AJ at ringside.
Triple H will decide who will face John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam later tonight. Flo Rida will perform later tonight.
Fandango vs. Zack Ryder w/ Summer Rae and Layla
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Ryder punches him before running into a dropkick. Fandango stomps away at Ryder before hitting a short-arm clothesline for a one count. Fandango applies a chin lock. Ryder tries to fight up, but Fandango knees him down. Fandango sends him into the ropes, but Ryder hits a face-buster. Fandango runs into his knees, but he’s able to sidestep a missile dropkick. Fandango punches away at him before slapping the head. Ryder sidesteps an avalanche and hits the Rough Ryder. Fandango gets his foot on the bottom rope, but Layla knocks it off.
Winner by Pinfall: Zack Ryder
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Summer Rae and Layla kiss him all over his face as Fandango leaves the ring. Fandango yells at ringside as the trio dances in the ring.
Replays are shown of the confrontation between Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon earlier in the evening.
Renee Young is backstage with Flo Rida. Renee welcomes him back to WWE. Flo Rida says he always feels welcome working with the WWE Universe. Flo Rida says Triple H will be so impressed by his performance tonight that he’ll face John Cena at Summerslam. Heath Slater comes up and asks if he remembers him. Flo Rida says he doesn’t. Slater says he put his hands on him at WrestleMania XXVIII, and he’s here to return the favor. Slater pushes him, and then Flo Rida viciously pushes him down! Flo Rida will perform, next.
Sheamus will take on Rusev tomorrow night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on the WWE Network.
Flo Rida performs his hit songs, “Good Feeling,” “Wild One,” and “Let It Roll.”
Three men in suits confront Stephanie McMahon at ringside. After a few moments of confusion, they ask if she understands her rights. They explained that she is accused of slapping Brie Bella, who is a regular fan. Stephanie admits it, and they say they’re going to arrest her for battery. They put handcuffs on her, and Brie Bella confronts her. Security holds her back as Stephanie says she will pay for this. They then escort Stephanie to the back. The crowd goes wild with “YES!” chants.
The commentators talk about what just happened with Stephanie McMahon.
Backstage, Triple H confronts the officers, and they take her to the car. Triple H says Jerry McDevitt is on the phone, and she’ll be out in five minutes. They put her in the car as Stephanie freaks out. Triple H says he’ll be right behind her before mocking the cops for driving a hybrid.
Replays are shown of Triple H confronting the police officers as his wife was arrested a few moments ago.
Triple H is backstage with Joey Mercury. Mercury asks about his Summerslam decision. Triple H says it’s family first. The mother of his children is sitting in jail. Family always comes first. Triple H then stops and says they do have to process her, which could take a while. Triple H tells Mercury to put the car on standby. Once he makes his decision, he’ll announce it to the world. Then they’ll go get her.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston
Ryback will start off against Big E. They lock up, and Ryback backs him to the ropes before kicking him. Ryback sends him into the ropes, but he misses a pair of clotheslines. Big E hits a shoulder block before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E goes for a big splash, but Curtis Axel stands in his way. Big E knocks him off the apron before turning into a spinebuster. Axel tags in, and they stomp Big E in the corner. Axel rubs his forearm in his face before the referee backs him up. Ryback tags in, and he punches Big E before hitting a suplex for a one count. Ryback kicks him in the head before backing him to the corner. Ryback clubs him down before hitting a scary looking belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Ryback sets up in the corner and goes for a meat hook clothesline, but Big E clotheslines him instead.
Kingston is tagged in. Kingston comes off the top rope with a springboard axe handle. Kingston knocks Axel off the apron before hitting some chops on Ryback. Kingston dropkicks him down before missing a clothesline. Kingston then hits the SOS, but Axel breaks it up. Big E runs in, and he takes Axel and himself over the top rope with a clothesline. Ryback runs into a pendulum kick. Kingston hits a cross-body block, but Ryback rolls through and picks up the pinfall.
Winners by Pinfall: Ryback and Curtis Axel
Match Rating: *
Xavier Woods is in the ring in eyeglasses and a white suit. Woods says to Kingston and Big E that you cannot get ahead by kissing babies and shaking hands. Now this is their time. This is their place. It’s time for them to find focus and order. It is their time to find purpose because they do not ask any longer. Now they take. Kingston and Big E look at him before nodding their heads.
Triple H is on the phone talking to someone about the events that transpired with Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella that led to Stephanie being arrested.
The commentators talk about how they’ll have an update on Stephanie McMahon’s arrest later tonight. A replay is shown of Bray Wyatt giving Chris Jericho the Sister Abigail into a wall earlier tonight.
Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Still photos are shown of how Rusev defeated Jack Swagger by count-out last night at WWE Battleground. Rusev’s ankle is still bothering him. Swagger isn’t here tonight due to his injuries. A “USA” chant breaks out. Lana goes to speak, but The Great Khali interrupts her.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. The Great Khali
Rusev circles around him before hitting some kicks. Rusev backs up and circles him again. Khali swats him back and chops him in the corner. Rusev looks angry before punching him to the corner. Rusev sidesteps a kick and punches, but Khali head-butts him back. Khali then boots him in the face. Khali puts him in the corner and chops him a few times. Rusev hits a throat thrust before running into a brain chop. Khali grabs him on the apron, and Rusev kicks him in the side of the head. Rusev hits a running thrust kick while Khali is on his knees. Lana says, “Rusev – crush!” Rusev then applies the Accolade for the victory.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Lana puts his Hero of the Russian Federation Medal around his neck before a giant Russian Federation flag unfurls above the ring.
A sneak peek of Sheamus guest starring on “Royal Pains” is shown.
Stardust is holding an orb of star constellations backstage. Stardust spins around before Goldust tells him to slow down. Only the stars that shine brightest can be seen. They can be the brightest and most bizarre. Stardust hisses like a cat, and Goldust is startled. Stardust says they need the cosmic key. Goldust says they need it, but “they” have it. Soon it will be calling their names.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action against Cesaro, next.
Replays are shown of the confrontation earlier in the night between Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella. They then show Stephanie McMahon being arrested later in the night.
Renee Young is outside Triple H’s office. She says she will be arraigned for battery on Brie Bella. There is also an unconfirmed report that she will be booked for resisting arrest.
Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro
The bell rings, and they lock up. Cesaro wrenches the injured shoulder of Ambrose, but Ambrose punches him back to the corner. Ambrose goes for a suplex, but Cesaro gets out and knees him in the midsection. Cesaro hits the ropes, and Ambrose knees him in the midsection before clotheslining him out of the ring. Ambrose comes off the apron with a Thesz Press and some punches. Ambrose sends him into the barricade before putting him in the ring. Cesaro kicks him as he reenters the ring and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Triple H is on the phone while Randy Orton and Seth Rollins look on backstage. Cesaro snaps the arm off the ropes before suplexing him from the middle rope to the floor! Cesaro stomps him at ringside before putting him back into the ring. Cesaro gets in and stomps him on the shoulder. Cesaro then applies a wristlock. Ambrose fights up, but Cesaro quickly takes him down and keeps the hold applied. Ambrose finally fights up and punches out. Cesaro punches him hard to the corner and stomps him. Ambrose then pops up and takes him down with some wild punches. Ambrose then throws Cesaro out of the ring. Ambrose goes for a plancha, but Cesaro counters with a European Uppercut!
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in an arm bar. Ambrose fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Cesaro punches him to the ropes. Ambrose goes for a rebound clothesline, but Cesaro avoids it and hits a German Suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Cesaro puts him on the top rope and punches him. Cesaro boots him in the shoulder before attempting a superplex. Ambrose fights him off and head-butts him to the canvas. Ambrose then takes him down with a missile dropkick. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and takes him down with some punches. Ambrose hits a shoulder thrust (with his good shoulder) before Cesaro reverses a whip into the corner. Cesaro runs into an elbow, and Ambrose spikes him with a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Ambrose goes for a suplex, but Cesaro counters into a hammerlock. Ambrose counters by sending him face-first into the turnbuckle. Ambrose then rolls him up for a two count. Ambrose then pulls the top rope down to remove him from the ring. Cesaro gets to his feet, and Ambrose takes him out with a suicide dive! Ambrose throws him back into the ring, and Cesaro big boots him into the ropes. Ambrose then rebounds with a clothesline for a near fall. Ambrose grabs him on the apron, but Cesaro snaps the arm off the ropes. Cesaro then ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own for a near fall. Ambrose gets to his feet, and Cesaro runs into some boots. Ambrose sets up for a moonsault, but Cesaro hangs him up in the tree of woe. Cesaro kicks away at him before the referee backs him up. Ambrose then reverses Cesaro and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Ambrose does it again before sending him in a third time. Ambrose leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. Ambrose then hits Cesaro in the shoulder with the chair!
Winner by Disqualification: Cesaro
Match Rating: **
Ambrose throws the chair into the ring before grabbing a second and putting it in the ring. Cesaro runs off as Ambrose stares at him with a crazy face.
Renee Young catches up with Triple H backstage. Triple H says he’s going to announce who John Cena’s opponent at Summerslam is. Renee asks if he should be with his wife, and he just stares at her before walking off.
Roman Reigns will take on Alberto Del Rio this Friday on Smackdown.
Triple H decides who John Cena will face at Summerslam
Triple H is in the center of the ring. Triple H introduces the crowd to John Cena’s opponent and the challenger for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam. Randy Orton’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Roman Reigns then attacks him and smacks him off the steel steps. Reigns throws him over the barricade and punches him through the crowd. They brawl to the back.
Triple H looks very stressed out in the ring. A “We want Lesnar” chant breaks out. Paul Heyman then comes out to the stage looking worried. Heyman says he has a lot of respect for Triple H. Heyman says he’d hate to point out the obvious that Plan A won’t work out with Roman Reigns around. Plan B is great, but every time Seth Rollins tries to cash in, Dean Ambrose will stop him. Heyman says The Authority has to make the dangerous choice of implementing Plan C – Brock Lesnar!
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the crowd comes unglued! Heyman smiles maniacally as they make their way to the ring. The commentators talk about how Lesnar broke The Undertaker’s streak earlier this year. Lesnar has also broken Triple H’s arm in the past. Lesnar jumps up to the apron and gets in the ring with Heyman. Triple H then smirks and shakes hands with Heyman. Triple H shakes hands with Brock Lesnar and nods his head. Brock Lesnar will face John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam.
Heyman says his name, and his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania! That is why at this moment, his client hereby officially announces his intention to conquer John Cena and take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam! His client officially acknowledges the divide that permeates through the WWE Universe. There are those who wear their green shirts and pump-up sneakers and scream with great passion their love and adulation for their hero by saying at the top of their lungs, “Let’s go Cena!” Then there are those who offer the contrarian opinion whose mommy’s don’t tuck them in at night, and they will say with great passion, “Cena sucks!” It doesn’t matter to his client which side of the fence they ride on. This malpracticing Doctor of Thuganomics is in for the beating of a lifetime. He doesn’t just stand out here and spew hype and hyperbole. He exploits historical facts to shove his points down their throats. Heyman offers what happened the last time Brock Lesnar zeroed in on someone and decided to give them a beating. A video is shown of Lesnar pinning The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX to end The Streak.
For years, everyone said they wanted to be the one to beat The Undertaker and snap The Streak. That wasn’t enough for Brock Lesnar. At WrestleMania, his client gave The Undertaker such a violent beating that Vince McMahon had to ride in the ambulance to the hospital with him. Even the heartless chairman was concerned for the Deadman’s well-being and life. Heyman says that same beating awaits John Cena. Heyman begs him not to confuse his client with the stereotypical villain who says he can escape the beating by laying the title at his feet. Lesnar makes no such offer. John Cena cannot escape this beating. At Summerslam, his client will take John Cena down. Brock Lesnar will punch John Cena’s face in. John Cena is going to be hurt by Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar is going to injure and mangle John Cena. Then, and only then, Brock Lesnar is going to F-5 John Cena and strip him of the dignity of being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the same way Brock Lesnar stripped The Undertaker of his dignity and exposed The Streak as just being a myth. It’s the same myth that Lesnar hears on TV every week when they say that John Cena is the greatest WWE Champion of all time.
Fifteen world titles in ten years sounds like something worth conquering. Heyman pledges allegiance to the greatness of the conqueror that stands before him. To his dominance, for which he stands, one Cenation under John, now divisible with no more hustle, loyalty, and respect for all. His name is Paul Heyman, and he’s the one behind the one in twenty-one and one. At Summerslam, his client, Brock Lesnar, will beat John Cena and become the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world! Lesnar’s music hits, and he stands tall in the ring as Heyman smiles evilly.
Quick Match Results
Roman Reigns def. Randy Orton and Kane
Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron def. Nikki Bella
Bo Dallas def. Damien Sandow
Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz (non-title)
Paige and AJ Lee def. Natalya and Emma via Submission
Zack Ryder def. Fandango
Ryback and Curtis Axel def. Big E and Kofi Kingston
Rusev def. The Great Khali via Submission
Cesaro def. Dean Ambrose via DQ
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