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WWE RAW Results - 8/4/14 (More hype for SummerSlam)

WWE RAW Results 8/4/14

WWE Monday Night RAW Results
August 4, 2014
Austin, Texas
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

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

A video kicks off the show that highlights the vicious attack Randy Orton enacted on Roman Reigns last week. Orton attacked Reigns as he made his entrance through the crowd on the way to face Kane. Reigns made a comeback on both men, but he was soon overtaken. Kane gave him a Chokeslam and left him for Orton to pick apart. Orton then methodically beat him down. Orton gave him a hanging DDT off the barricade before delivering two RKOs on the commentary table, the second of which broke the table.

The Authority comes out to talk about SummerSlam

The Authority makes their way to the ring along with Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane. All are dressed in suits except for Kane. It was announced that Randy Orton would be facing Roman Reigns at SummerSlam. Stephanie McMahon will have a contract signing with Brie Bella later in the night.

Triple H says we are two weeks away from the biggest PPV of the summer, SummerSlam, and you can see it all live on the WWE Network for just $9.99. Triple H says he isn’t the kind of guy who likes to pat himself on the back (Stephanie does for him), but he says he’ll do just that. He thinks this could be the biggest SummerSlam card in history. At SummerSlam, you will get to see the sadistic Bray Wyatt go one-on-one with Y2J Chris Jericho. You can see it on the WWE Network for just $9.99. That’s not all because Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins will face the unstable Dean Ambrose. You can catch every minute live on the WWE Network for just $9.99 (the audience said it along with him). Speaking of that match, Rollins came to him with an idea earlier in the night. They will do just that. Tonight there will be a “Beat the Clock Challenge.” Rollins and Ambrose will try to beat their opponent. The one who does it in the shortest amount of time will pick the stipulation for SummerSlam. Ambrose won’t have it easy because his opponent will be Alberto Del Rio. Just so you don’t think they’re taking it easy on Rollins, he’ll be facing Rob Van Dam.

Stephanie McMahon takes the microphone, and the crowd boos. She mentions she’s wearing cowboy boots. She says she’ll be having a contract signing for her match against Brie Bella at SummerSlam. Triple H says the line about seeing it on the WWE Network for $9.99. If Brie gets out of line tonight, she will slap her so hard she’ll wind up in a hospital bed next to her husband, Daniel Bryan. A “YES!” chant breaks out. Stephanie says, “Yes, I will.”

Triple H says that isn’t all because it is on. In what will be the biggest fight of the summer, the beast incarnate, Brock Lesnar, will try to take the championship from the 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena. Triple H then reminds them that they can catch every moment of that spectacular match on the WWE Network for only $9.99 (the crowd said that by themselves). Triple H says there is more, and Randy Orton takes the match. Orton says the best part of SummerSlam is his guarantee to them. He guarantees he will continue to methodically decimate Roman Reigns. Reigns took something very dear to him, which was his chance and opportunity to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. You can even look at the commentary table and see the remains of what he did to him. Orton says that was only a taste.

Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his entrance through the crowd. Reigns stands in the middle of the steps and says Orton claims the Viper is back. That means he took everything the Viper had last week and is standing here now. Triple H may be all about great deals, and he has one for him – he’s going to come down and beat the Viper’s ass for free tonight. Triple H tells them to calm down. Orton will face him at SummerSlam. Tonight, Roman Reigns will face a Demon. Triple H expects to see a Demon tonight. Triple H tells Roman Reigns that he will face Kane in a Last Man Standing Match. Don’t go anywhere because that match starts right now!

-Commercial Break-

Last Man Standing
Kane vs. Roman Reigns

The bell rings, and Reigns starts punching him immediately. Kane quickly uppercuts him before whipping him to the corner. Reigns then explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Reigns punches him before sending him into the ropes. Reigns lowers his head, and Kane DDTs him. Kane kicks him before giving him another uppercut. Kane delivers some back elbows in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner for a clothesline. Kane charges into a boot, and Reigns comes off the second rope with a flying clothesline. Kane is up at the count of three before leaving the ring. Reigns goes outside and clubs him before bouncing him off the commentary table. Reigns sends him over the steel steps, and the referee begins counting Kane down. Kane gets to his feet at four. Reigns then hops off the steps with another flying clothesline. Kane gets up at six, so Reigns slams him into the barricade before punching him. Kane then reverses a whip into the steel steps. Reigns is up at the count of four, so Kane slams his head off the steel post. Kane takes the bottom half of the steel steps and stands them up. Reigns gets to his feet and punches Kane away. Reigns sends him into the barricade, but Kane gets to his feet. Kane then sends him into the barricade. Reigns is up at the count of five.

Kane goes under the ring and gets a kendo stick. Kane smacks it off his back and midsection a number of times before throwing it away. Kane picks up the top half of the steel steps and slams it against his face. Reigns pulls himself up on the apron at seven. Reigns blocks a shot into the barricade and sends Kane into the timekeeper’s area.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Kane uppercut Reigns. Reigns then reverses a whip into a steel chair that was wedged between the top and second rope. Kane hits headfirst, but both men get up at seven. Reigns punches him before having a whip reversed. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner and punches him in the face. Reigns hits a second clothesline and punches him down again. Reigns goes outside and hits a running dropkick to the side of Kane’s head. Kane is quickly to his feet outside the ring and punches Reigns. Reigns then reverses a whip into those steel steps that were stood up in the aisle way earlier. Kane is up at seven.

Reigns sends him into the barricade before going under the ring for a table. Kane attacks him from behind after he puts the table in the ring. Kane sets the table up and charges into a Samoan Drop. Kane is up at the count of three as Reigns signals for a Superman Punch. Kane counters the punch and gives him a Chokeslam through the table! Reigns pulls himself up at the count of nine! Kane viciously punches away at him before grabbing a steel chair. Kane sets up for a Tombstone Piledriver on the steel chair, but Reigns slides off and DDTs him on the chair. Kane gets to his feet and eats a Superman Punch. The referee isn’t counting for some reason as Reigns is set up in the corner. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Kane grabs him by the throat. Reigns hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits a spear! Kane struggles to get to his feet, but he’s counted down.

Winner: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 3/4

Roman Reigns celebrates and poses on the turnbuckle as replays are shown of the match highlights.

Dean Ambrose will face Alberto Del Rio and Seth Rollins will face Rob Van Dam in Beat the Clock Challenge matches. Whoever has the best time will pick the stipulation for the match at SummerSlam. Up next, we’ll see a preview of the John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar match at SummerSlam.

-Commercial Break-

A tremendous video package is shown to showcase the Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena match. Lesnar is shown in a sit-down interview where he’s cursing up a storm talking about how he doesn’t care about anything other than becoming a champion. Lesnar says he wins when he has to win. He’s coming off the biggest win of his WWE career over The Undertaker. He knew he was going to beat The Undertaker. Why wouldn’t Brock Lesnar be able to beat him? Lesnar says it isn’t rocket science. Lesnar then wonders why people think he can’t beat John Cena.

John Cena then is shown saying he doesn’t want to talk about his accomplishments. Cena says he doesn’t do anything but look forward. Lesnar is easily the most difficult person he’s been in the ring with, but also the most physically gifted. The good thing is he knows what he is in store for. Lesnar says he’ll rip Cena limb from limb and it’ll be ugly. Cena mentions that Paul Heyman says he’s in for the beating a lifetime. He already knows that and tells him to come get some. Lesnar mentions that he left the company and made a name for himself. If he had stayed, there would be no John Cena. He’d be buying boxes of Fruity Pebbles and eating them at home rather than being paid to eat them. Cena says if Lesnar stayed in the company, there would be no Brock Lesnar. Lesnar likes fighting every so often according to Cena. Lesnar is a mercenary working for money. Cena says he loves the WWE. For twelve years, he’s dedicated his life to the company. He’s going in to win. Lesnar says he’ll rip Cena apart at SummerSlam and stand before him as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with pride. Lesnar says he’ll leave him in a pile of blood, urine, and vomit.

The announcers talk about all of the things you can get on the WWE Network… all for $9.99 a month.

Chris Jericho will go one-on-one with Luke Harper later tonight. If Harper loses, he’s banned from ringside at SummerSlam. Jericho already beat Erick Rowan on Smackdown to ban him from ringside.

-Commercial Break-

Damien Sandow comes out dressed as an Oklahoma Sooner in the heart of Longhorn country. Sandow says the Sooners have dominated the Red River Showdown (really called a Shootout) throughout history. The crowd is loudly booing. The only thing there will be this year is the Sooners standing victorious. Sandow tells the crowd to shut up before shouting “Boomer Sooner” over and over again. Justin Roberts then introduces Mark Henry, who is a former Texas Longhorn. Henry comes out in a Longhorn shirt.

Damien Sandow vs. Mark Henry

JBL keeps taking pot shots at Jim Ross on commentary without actually saying his name. Henry signs the horns for the Longhorns. Sandow punches him, but Henry soon pushes him away and hits a clothesline. Henry then scoops him up and walks around the ring with him before hitting the World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Mark Henry
Match Rating: N/A

Adam Rose is seen backstage with his Rosebuds. They’re next to the mirror from Oculus. Rose says when you look into the mirror, you see the evil you most fear. Rose looks into it and sees himself in a business suit with a briefcase and big eyeglasses on his head. Rose says he saw himself as a lemon.

Stephanie McMahon will have a contract signing with Brie Bella later tonight. Dean Ambrose makes his entrance. He’ll face Alberto Del Rio in a Beat the Clock Challenge, next.

-Commercial Break-

Beat the Clock Challenge
Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio

Dean Ambrose will set the time for Seth Rollins to beat later tonight. Whoever has the best time will pick the stipulation for their match at SummerSlam.

The bell rings, and Del Rio quickly targets Ambrose’s left shoulder, which is still heavily taped from an injury last month. Del Rio kicks him in the ribs before hitting a snapmare. Del Rio dropkicks him in the head for a two count. Ambrose punches back at him before doing the ten punches in the corner. Ambrose hits a snapmare for a one count. Ambrose hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Ambrose puts him in the corner, but Del Rio reverses a whip into the opposite corner. Del Rio catches him with a climbing enzuigiri for a one count. Del Rio goes for a suplex. Ambrose blocks it, but somehow they just fall down. That looked bad. Del Rio chokes him with his boot in the corner, but Ambrose soon comes back with some wild punches. Del Rio gets him outside the ring and sends him into the barricade.

Two minutes and thirty seconds have passed as Del Rio goes to the top rope for a flying axe handle. Del Rio picks up a two count. Del Rio applies a chin lock, and the clock ticks to three minutes in. Ambrose fights up, but Del Rio knees and clubs him. Ambrose surprises him with an inside cradle for a two count. Del Rio then clotheslines him down. Del Rio kicks him in the head before choking him on the second rope. Del Rio then sends his shoulder into the ring post. Del Rio goes outside and yanks on the arm before pulling on it. We’re four minutes and twenty seconds in now. Del Rio pulls him out of the ring, but Ambrose reverses a whip into the barricade. Ambrose hits a suplex at ringside before putting him into the ring for a two count. Five minutes have now passed. Ambrose applies an arm bar, but Del Rio fights up and head-butts out. Ambrose charges, but Del Rio sidesteps him causing him to hit the ring post shoulder-first again. Del Rio then applies the Cross Arm Breaker while hanging over the rope. Del Rio then jumps off the top rope into a punch to the midsection.

Six minutes have passed as Ambrose punches away at him before ducking a clothesline and hitting one of his own. Ambrose knocks him down again before having another whip reversed. Ambrose catches him with a running cross-body before punching away at him. Ambrose punches him in the corner, but Del Rio reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Del Rio counters a tornado DDT attempt by throwing him off and kicking him in the chest. We tick to seven minutes as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Del Rio applying a hammerlock. Ten minutes and thirty seconds have passed in the match. Ambrose is setting the time for Seth Rollins to beat later tonight. Del Rio DDTs him down before putting his head by the ring post. Del Rio goes to smash his face into the post, but Ambrose moves. Ambrose then takes him out with a suicide dive. The clock ticks to twelve minutes as Ambrose hits a missile dropkick. The referee audibly says, “Scramble, scramble.” Ambrose begins to pick up the pace with a couple of shoulders to the midsection. Del Rio reverses a whip to the corner, but he misses an enzuigiri. Ambrose hits a vicious tornado DDT for a near fall. The clock ticks to thirteen minutes. Ambrose is having trouble with his shoulder. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Del Rio drives him into the corner. Del Rio rips the bandage off his shoulder before hitting a nasty looking inverted superplex for a near fall!

The clock goes to fourteen minutes as Ambrose slowly gets to his feet. Del Rio goes for a Cross Arm Breaker, but Ambrose counters into a roll up for a two count. Del Rio quickly kicks him, but Ambrose bounces back with a clothesline for a near fall. At fifteen minutes, Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Del Rio counters with a double knee arm-breaker. Del Rio then applies another Cross Arm Breaker over the top rope. Del Rio talks some trash to Ambrose. Ambrose then catches him by surprise with Dirty Deeds for the win at 15:42.

Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose (15:42)
Match Rating: * 1/2

Dean Ambrose does not look happy with the time he set for Seth Rollins to beat.

A video recaps the feud between Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella. Brie forced Stephanie into a match at SummerSlam, and they had a pull-apart brawl last week. They’ll have a contract signing later tonight.

Rusev’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring triumphantly waving the flag of the Russian Federation with Lana. He’ll be facing Jack Swagger in a Flag Match at SummerSlam. Coming up next, we’ll see Rusev in action.

-Commercial Break-

We see a replay of Jack Swagger defeating Cesaro by Submission on Smackdown. Lana then challenged him to a Flag Match on behalf of Rusev. Zeb Colter accepted the match.

Rusev is seen waving the Russian Federation flag around and a giant flag unfurls above the ring. Rusev beat Sin Cara by Submission during the commercial on the WWE App. Not one moment was shown on live television.

Lana says Dmitry Rogozin, the Deputy Prime Minister of Mother Russia, tweeted a photo of their President and our President. One photo shows Vladimir Putin petting a cheetah while President Obama is shown holding a poodle. Lana says they’re not here to disparage the President of the United States. Obama does that enough himself. It is Obama’s birthday today, so she’ll sing “Happy Birthday” to him in Russian. Lana then sings a very disingenuous version of the song in Russian.

Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter interrupt this, and the crowd erupts. They come down to the ring, and Lana yells at them in Russian. Colter tells her to shut up. He says he’s sick and tired of hearing her shrill voice. No wonder Russian men drink so much vodka. Colter says he’s also sick and tired of Vladimir Putin and hearing about Mother Russia. He’s really tired of hearing about “Rusev crush.” These two “Bolshevik twit-heads” don’t know what they’re in store for at SummerSlam. Not only will they be fighting Jack Swagger, who is defending the fifty stars and thirteen bars, but also every Real American in the world. Since they’re so adept with visual aids, he wants to show the people that Swagger will be representing. A photo of a construction worker is shown who Colter identifies as “Nick,” who supports a wife and two kids by working every day. A photo of a nurse is shown, and that is “Megan,” who works sometimes sixty hours a week giving medical care. A final photo is shown of men in the army, and the crowd cheers loudly. Colter says these people put their lives on the line to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic.

A “USA” chant breaks out. Colter asks if Rusev and Lana hear it. Colter says he’s going to make a prognostication for SummerSlam. The last thing they’ll be seeing is Old Glory waving in the breeze. The only thing that will get crushed is Lana’s ego. Colter asks all Real Americans to rise, put their hands over the hearts, and say “We the people!” Lana looks absolutely disgusted as the crowd does what he asks. Colter holds the flag of the United States as Lana talks to Rusev. They go to leave the ring, but Lana returns to get in Colter’s face. Rusev then hits Swagger in the midsection with the Russian Federation flagpole. Rusev attacks him with the flagpole before clotheslining him out of the ring with it.

Rusev looks at Colter, and he holds the United States flag up for defense. They back him into the corner until Lana backs Rusev up. She mockingly puts her hand over her heart and says, “We the people.” Lana then moves Rusev back with one arm.

Chris Jericho will face Luke Harper later tonight. If Harper loses, he’ll be banned from ringside at SummerSlam. Erick Rowan is already banned from ringside following a loss to Jericho on Smackdown last week.

-Commercial Break-

The commentators talk about how the WWE Network is taking off. It will be available in 170 countries worldwide starting August 12. It’ll be available in the United Kingdom October 1.

Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler

The Miz is on commentary for this next match.

The bell rings, and Cesaro immediately big boots him down for a two count. Cesaro hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex before posing for the crowd. Cesaro chokes him with his boot before punching away at him. Cesaro applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and dropkicks him down. Ziggler goes for a stinger splash, but Cesaro counters into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Cesaro taunts him as Ziggler pulls himself up on his kneepads. Ziggler tries to surprise him with a roll up, but Cesaro counters into a delayed vertical suplex attempt. Ziggler slides out and hits the Zig-Zag for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: 1/2 *

The Miz gets in the ring with his WWE Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler approaches him as The Miz holds the title up. Ziggler nods at him before faking a kick to the face. Miz falls down to protect the moneymaker. Ziggler chuckles at him before leaving the ring. They’ll be facing at SummerSlam.

A replay is shown of Paige throwing AJ Lee off the stage on WWE Smackdown last Friday. AJ is suffering from whiplash. Tom Phillips is backstage with Paige and asks if she has anything to say about that. Paige wants to wish AJ, her best friend, a speedy recovery. Paige then says AJ knows how much she admires her. It’s a dream to face her idol at SummerSlam. She’s very excited. Paige hopes AJ gets well before saying she misses her so much. Paige wasn’t very genuine on that one. She then skips away smiling.

Goldust and Stardust will be in action, next.

-Commercial Break-

RybAxel vs. Goldust and Stardust

Ryback will start against Goldust. They lock up, and Ryback backs him to the corner. Goldust turns him and punches him. Goldust hits a pair of inverted atomic drops. Ryback then tells him to stop. Goldust then kicks and uppercuts him. Curtis Axel blind tags in and sweeps the feet. Ryback and Axel double-team him in the corner before Axel hits a dropkick for a two count. Ryback tags back in and hits a suplex for a one count. Goldust fights both Ryback and Axel, but he’s soon overtaken. Axel tags in and hits a knee to the face for a two count. Axel applies a chin lock, but Goldust fights up and punches out. Goldust kicks him in the face and rolls under a clothesline to make the tag.

Stardust ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Stardust hits a flying forearm before dropping down and kicking him in the head. Stardust hits a hip toss and does a cartwheel before hitting low dropkick. Stardust hits a capture DDT for a near fall broken up by Ryback. Goldust runs in, but Ryback puts him in the corner. Goldust quickly sidesteps him, and Ryback hits the ring post shoulder first. Goldust uppercuts Axel, and he stumbles into a Reverse STO for the loss.

Winners by Pinfall: Goldust and Stardust
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are talking in their office when Kane walks in. Kane looks extremely angry before turning his back to the camera and taking his mask and wig off. Kane hands it to Stephanie and walks off.

Chris Jericho will face Luke Harper, next. If Jericho wins, Harper will be banned from ringside at SummerSlam.

-Commercial Break-

A replay is shown of Chris Jericho beating Erick Rowan on WWE Smackdown. Rowan’s loss meant that he is banned from ringside at SummerSlam.

If Luke Harper loses, he is banned from ringside at SummerSlam
Chris Jericho vs. Luke Harper w/ Erick Rowan

The bell rings, and Harper powers Jericho to the corner. Harper clubs him down before hitting a European Uppercut. Harper head-butts him a few times before hitting a throat thrust. Harper stands on his throat before hitting another uppercut. Harper hits another throat thrust before ripping at his face. Jericho chops him, but Harper pushes him and clotheslines him down. Harper rips at Jericho’s face some more before elbowing him in the shoulder for a two count. Harper does a gator roll before holding him in a side headlock. Jericho fights up and punches him. Harper pushes him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho chops the chest, but Harper is soon able to reverse a whip into the ropes. Jericho comes back with an enzuigiri for a two count. Jericho kicks him in the ribs a few times before hitting the ropes. Jericho goes for a running cross-body, but Harper counters into a Michinoku Driver for a two count.

Harper sends him into the corner and avalanches him. Harper puts him on the top rope and uppercuts him a few times. Jericho fights him off and jumps off the top rope, but Harper moves. Jericho lands on his feet and eats a big boot. Harper hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Harper uppercuts him to the corner before whipping him to the opposite end. Harper runs into a back elbow, and Jericho grounds him with a face-buster. Rowan jumps on the apron, so Jericho takes him out with a dropkick. Jericho sidesteps an avalanche attempt from Harper and rolls him up for a two count. Jericho quickly takes him down and applies the Walls of Jericho. Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen, and the lights go out. When the come back on, Bray Wyatt is at the foot of the ramp pacing around. Jericho begs Wyatt to get in the ring. Jericho turns to hit Rowan with a Codebreaker. Jericho turns to look at Wyatt again. Harper attacks Jericho from behind, but he’s soon hit with the Codebreaker as well. Wyatt runs in and clotheslines him down. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by Disqualification: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: * 1/2

Jericho holds his throat and coughs. Wyatt appears to have given him a thumb to the throat. Wyatt then hits Jericho with Sister Abigail. Wyatt kneels next to Jericho and yells “Follow the buzzards!” Due to the disqualification, Luke Harper lost the match and is banned from ringside at SummerSlam.

Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella will have their contract signing later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

AJ Lee will return tomorrow night on WWE Main Event live on the WWE Network.

Fandango comes to the ring with the bald Hornswoggle, who is his new dancer. Hornswoggle does a split, but cannot get up.

Diego w/ El Torito, Summer Rae, and Layla vs. Fandango w/ Hornswoggle

The bell sounds, and Fandango kicks and punches away at him. Fandango chops him and sends him into the ropes. Diego flips over him and dropkicks him down. Hornswoggle gets on the apron and does a dance. Diego is distracted, but he’s able to sidestep Fandango, who crashes into Hornswoggle. Diego hits a backstabber for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Diego
Match Rating: N/A

Summer Rae and Layla check on Hornswoggle at ringside. He becomes infatuated with them before getting in the ring. Hornswoggle stares at El Torito before they begin dancing. Fandango throws Hornswoggle down. Diego attacks Fandango before whipping him into a seated senton from El Torito.

Renee Young is backstage with Randy Orton. She wants to show him footage of Roman Reigns’ match against Kane from earlier tonight, but Orton prefers to watch his footage. A video then shows Orton’s attack on Reigns last week on RAW. Orton tells her not to ask about Kane’s match. Kane is dominant, but he’s nowhere near Orton’s level. Kane isn’t as sick, twisted, and demented as him. At SummerSlam, he’ll prove he can strike anytime and anywhere. Reigns better keep his head on a swivel because he just may kick it off.

Bo Dallas makes his way to the ring. He’ll avenge his first and second losses to R-Truth, next.

-Commercial Break-

A replay is shown of Bo Dallas losing for the first time in singles competition to R-Truth last week on RAW. Dallas then viciously attacked him.

Bo Dallas vs. R-Truth

The bell rings, and they lock up. Dallas backs him to the corner, but misses a punch. R-Truth punches him before hitting a back body drop. Dallas punches him before hitting the ropes and eating a back elbow. R-Truth punches him before splashing him in the corner. The referee backs him up, and he runs into a back elbow. R-Truth splits under a clothesline and hits a jumping calf kick. R-Truth goes for a Scissors Kick, but Dallas avoids it and rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: N/A

Bo Dallas does a victory lap around the ring before raising his arms up. R-Truth attacks him from behind and sends him into the barricade a few times. R-Truth punches him before being sent into the steel steps. Dallas then hits the Bo-Dog on the floor! Dallas looks angry before looking at the crowd and smiling. Dallas does another victory lap around the ring.

Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella will have a contract signing for their match at SummerSlam.

-Commercial Break-

The commentators talk about how the WWE Network is only $9.99 a month.

Bray Wyatt is shown backstage. Wyatt wonders why men do and say the things they do. Why is he different? Wyatt laughs and says at SummerSlam, he’ll enter the threshold of battle without his brothers, but he is never alone. Her hand guides him and the world follows behind. He wonders how Jericho can save what is already dead. Wyatt wonders what will be left of Jericho. Wyatt wonders what he himself is. He is the nightmare at the end of Jericho’s dreams. Wyatt says he stands beyond time. Wyatt then sings, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” Wyatt holds out his fists and laughs.

The commentators talk about Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at SummerSlam. On the WWE Network after RAW, they’ll show the match from Extreme Rules 2012. The video from earlier in the evening is replayed.

Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring. Seth Rollins must beat him in less than 15:42 to be able to decide the stipulation for his SummerSlam match against Dean Ambrose.

-Commercial Break-

Beat the Clock Challenge
Rob Van Dam vs. Seth Rollins
Time to beat – 15:42

Before the match begins, Justin Roberts announces that Rob Van Dam will not be Seth Rollins’ opponent tonight per The Authority. Heath Slater is announced as his replacement.

Beat the Clock Challenge
Seth Rollins vs. Heath Slater
Time to beat –15:42

The bell rings, and Rollins talks with Slater. Slater doesn’t particularly look thrilled about this. Rollins says he can leave the ring and get counted out. Slater turns to leave, but he shakes his head and punches him. Rollins punches and kicks him down in the corner before the referee backs him up. 14:30 remains as Rollins talks trash and stomps him. Dean Ambrose shows up at ringside, and Rollins talks some trash to him. Slater sidesteps an avalanche and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. Rollins quickly knocks him down and punches him. Ambrose takes the Money in the Bank briefcase and opens it up. Rollins continues to attack as Ambrose takes the contract out. Rollins yells at him from the ring as Ambrose slowly tears up the contract. Rollins is angry as he turns into a crescent kick from Slater for a near fall! 12:50 remains.

Rollins quickly takes him down for a two count as Ambrose takes a soda from a fan and drinks it. Ambrose then pours the soda into the briefcase. Ambrose takes some popcorn from a fan and taunts Rollins. Rollins puts Slater in the corner and punches him. Ambrose puts the popcorn into the briefcase as well. Rollins picks up a near fall as Ambrose takes JBL’s hat and smashes it into the briefcase. Ambrose stands on the table and swings it around, spraying Michael Cole with the soda. Cole seemed pretty upset about that. Slater then rolls up Rollins for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Heath Slater
Match Rating: * 1/2

Seth Rollins angrily yells at Dean Ambrose from the ring. Rollins takes his briefcase and angrily empties the contents from it. Replays are shown of Ambrose destroying the case and Rollins losing. Ambrose can pick the stipulation for SummerSlam.

Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella will sign a match for their SummerSlam match, next.

Hulk Hogan will celebrate his birthday on Monday Night RAW next week. There will be special surprise guests.

-Commercial Break-

Dean Ambrose will reveal his SummerSlam stipulation this Friday on WWE Smackdown.

Jerry Lawler and JBL talk about SummerSlam before having a highlight video shown of the Lesnar/Cena match from Extreme Rules 2012. That’ll be shown on the WWE Network immediately after RAW.

Contract signing for Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella at SummerSlam

Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring with her husband, Triple H. Michael Cole is in the ring to moderate this. In the middle of the ring is a table with the contract on it. Triple H takes the microphone and says in two weeks at SummerSlam, there will be an historic match featuring Stephanie McMahon taking on Brie Bella. You can see it on the WWE Network for $9.99. When an icon steps out of retirement to compete, it’s his job as COO to oversee the contract signing. When the icon happens to be his wife and the mother of his children, it creates a personal conflict for him, so he has to recuse himself from the proceedings. That’s why Michael Cole will oversee this. He is not as the COO, The Authority, or The Game tonight. He’s a loving, proud, and devoted husband. They then kiss.

Brie Bella asks if we can get to this already before we all start throwing up. Stephanie says if anyone should know about supportive husbands, it’s her. Stephanie asks if Daniel Bryan is STILL recovering. Brie says Bryan is still recovering, but has Stephanie recovered from being arrested? A replay is shown of Stephanie being arrested two weeks ago. Stephanie looks angry as she watches the footage. Brie asks when she made Stephanie a jailbird was it easier to trade her power suit for her orange jumpsuit or was it easier to trade in Triple H for her cellmate, Big Beulah? Brie explains how it will go down. Not only will she beat Stephanie; she’s going to embarrass her. It won’t be in front of just 20,000 people but the whole WWE Universe. She’ll send a message to the whole world that the great and powerful Stephanie McMahon is nothing but a fraud, a failure, and an embarrassment to the McMahon family. It’s not just for her, her sister, or her husband Daniel Bryan. It’s for Vickie Guerrero, the Big Show, the Rhodes family, and every other person on the roster that she tortured week after week for her own amusement. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Brie says karma always comes around, and Stephanie’s is about to come crashing down in ways she can’t even imagine. Brie signs the contract and calls Stephanie a “petty, stuck up, conniving piece of trash.”

Stephanie says Brie got her so rattled before chuckling. Stephanie sarcastically says she’s sure all of the great legacies she mentioned would appreciate being represented by the likes of Brie. Stephanie says she is a fourth-generation McMahon. Brie doesn’t understand what that means. Brie is nothing but a wannabe reality star that abandoned her injured husband and stole the spotlight from her sister all to make a name off her at SummerSlam. Brie needs to look in the mirror and see the selfish, conceded shell of a woman. Stephanie wonders who the piece of trash is now. Stephanie says she’s embarrassed to be in the same ring as Brie. At SummerSlam, she’ll put an end to Brie’s pathetic attempt to make history. Stephanie signs the contract and says, “At SummerSlam, I am going to tear your heart out.”

Stephanie then hits Nikki Bella in the head with the contract. Triple H shoves Brie into the corner with the desk as Stephanie grabs Nikki. Stephanie then delivers a Pedigree to Nikki Bella. Stephanie does a “YES!” taunt as Triple H holds Brie in the corner with the desk. Brie slaps Triple H in the face, and he drops to a knee. Stephanie then slams Brie’s head off the desk. Stephanie then gives Brie a Pedigree as well. Stephanie then grabs Triple H’s head and passionately kisses him. Triple H raises her arm in the air as the crowd boos.

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Quick Match Results

Roman Reigns def. Kane in a Last Man Standing Match
Mark Henry def. Damien Sandow
Dean Ambrose def. Alberto Del Rio at 15:42 (Beat the Clock)
Rusev def. Sin Cara via Submission
Dolph Ziggler def. Cesaro
Goldust and Stardust def. Ryback and Curtis Axel
Chris Jericho def. Luke Harper via DQ; Harper is banned from ringside at SummerSlam
Diego def. Fandango
Bo Dallas def. R-Truth
Heath Slater def. Seth Rollins (Beat the Clock)

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