WWE Monday Night RAW Results
August 18, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video (with new logo and photos) leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show talking about how many battles at SummerSlam have changed the course of WWE, including Roman Reigns defeating Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt defeating Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins defeating Dean Ambrose, Nikki Bella turning on Brie Bella to help Stephanie McMahon win, and Brock Lesnar absolutely dominating John Cena to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Stephanie McMahon and Nikki Bella talk about SummerSlam
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and the place comes unglued. The fans are chanting “YES!” until they see Stephanie McMahon come out in a “Steph! Steph! Steph!” t-shirt. Stephanie taunts the fans by doing Bryan’s entrance before getting in the ring. The crowd is loudly booing her as she thanks everyone for chanting her name during the entrance. Some chant “NO!” while others do chant “STEPH!” Stephanie says SummerSlam was one of the most epic PPVs in WWE history. Some are even saying it was better than WrestleMania. One of the reasons why is because they crowned a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. There are a lot of boos for that statement. Tonight, The Authority will be presenting the brand new championship belt to Brock Lesnar. They also wish John Cena a fast recovery after one of the most brutal beat downs she’s ever seen. How will John Cena recover from 15 or 16 German Suplexes?
John Cena wasn’t the only one who had to recover from something. Chris Jericho had to recover from the lesson in humility as he lost to Bray Wyatt. Dean Ambrose learned that Seth Rollins really did make The Shield as he was defeated by Mr. Money in the Bank himself. By far, the biggest loser of the night was her opponent, Brie Bella. Brie Bella learned that you do not mess with The Authority emotionally, mentally, and certainly not physically because The Authority always wins. You can relive her incredible victory and all the other matches on the WWE Network for just $9.99.
She can’t take all the credit for her victory. She wants to publically thank her husband Triple H for being a rock, standing by her side, and always being faithful, unlike Daniel Bryan. Bryan cheated on Brie Bella because he found out who she really is. In spite of the sweet looking exterior, deep down she only cares about herself. Here to tell you more about how Brie Bella really is, here is her sister, Nikki Bella.
Nikki Bella’s music hits, and she comes out in a black dress. She loses a shoe on the way down to the ring, but she recovers and puts it back on. She gets in the ring and hugs Stephanie. The crowd is booing her. Stephanie says it takes a lot to come out and stand up to someone who has been abusing her who she loves. Some say it was an act of betrayal, so she asks for Nikki’s point of view. The crowd chants, “You sold out” toward her. Nikki says her sister betrayed her. From the minute they came to WWE, it was supposed to be The Bella Twins against the world. It’s never been that way. She’s always been there for Brie. As a sister, she’s always cared for her and loved her. Secretly, Brie didn’t become the woman she wanted her to be. Brie is just so selfish and manipulative. Even since they were kids, it was all about Brie. When they got in trouble, Brie would blame her. Brie was always competing against her and telling her she’ll never get married or have a husband. Stephanie asks if Brie was competing to see who would get to the altar first. Nikki says she was competing, but she ultimately won in the end. Brie married a scraggly, goat-faced Daniel Bryan. Stephanie says Bryan was clearly cheating on her.
Nikki says Brie was cunning and weaseled her way into a match against Stephanie. Stephanie says it was a match she handily won that can be watched for $9.99. Nikki begins to cry and says that she’s heartbroken over this situation. She can give so many examples for how Brie has mistreated her for her whole life. Now she stands on her own two feet. She can say she lost a sister, but she never really had one. Now, without the burden of Brie around her neck, she is free.
Brie Bella makes her way to the ring with a black eye. Stephanie warns Nikki not to lose her nerve. The crowd is chanting, “YES!” Brie gets in the ring and asks why Nikki is doing this. Brie says they are sisters, and she loves her. Brie says Nikki is destroying the family. Brie says she can forgive her for last night. Nikki slaps her down and says she will never forgive Brie. Brie gets up crying and leaves the ring as the crowd chants, “You sold out” to Nikki.
There will be a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Presentation to Brock Lesnar where a new title belt will be debuted. Big Show and Mark Henry will face Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, next.
Replays are shown of Nikki Bella slapping her sister Brie Bella down to the mat.
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs. Big Show and Mark Henry
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. Mark Henry will start the match against Erick Rowan. They lock up and exchange right hands with Henry coming out on top. Henry punches and head-butts him down in the corner before the referee backs him up. Rowan hits a back elbow before running into a clothesline. Rowan scrambles to his corner as Luke Harper tags in. Harper runs into a big boot, and Henry head-butts him. Henry attacks him in the corner before Big Show tags in. Big Show shushes the crowd before chopping the chest. Big Show head-butts him before punching him in the corner. Big Show hits a big body slam before head-butting him to the corner. Big Show chops the chest again before hitting some body punches. Big Show has a whip reversed, and Harper hits a back elbow. Harper punches him to the corner, but Big Show fights him and Rowan off. Big Show then throws Harper out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Harper roll out of the ring as Big Show stands over him. Big Show grabs him by the hair, and Harper snaps him off the top rope. Harper hits some uppercuts before having a whip reversed on him. Big Show hits a running butt bump and goes to hit the ropes, but he catches Rowan pulling the top rope down. Big Show knocks him down before turning into a dropkick from Harper that takes him out of the ring. Rowan is tagged in, and he hits a running big boot on Big Show at ringside. Rowan powers Big Show into the ring and covers for a two count. Rowan punches him into the ropes before tagging Harper back in. Harper stands on his throat as the crowd chants for Big Show. Harper uppercuts him a few times and tags Rowan in. Rowan punches away at him before Harper backs him up. Harper sends Rowan into Big Show. Rowan then sends Big Show into a superkick from Harper for a near fall. Harper does the gator roll on Big Show before staying with a side headlock. Big Show fights up and gets out with a back suplex. Rowan is quickly tagged in, and he clotheslines Big Show down. Rowan smiles as he waits for Big Show to get up. Rowan then body slams Big Show down for a near fall! Rowan waits for Big Show to get up again, and he goes for another body slam, but Big Show counters into a DDT.
Mark Henry is tagged in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines. Outside the ring, Harper clotheslines Big Show down. Henry splashes Rowan in the corner and goes for the World’s Strongest Slam, but Harper big boots him down. Rowan picks up a near fall. Harper gets in the ring and grabs Rowan by the beard. They go for a double-team move on Henry, but Big Show hits Harper with the Knockout Punch. Rowan pushes Big Show into the ropes, and he rebounds with another Knockout Punch. Rowan stumbles into the World’s Strongest Slam, and Henry picks up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Big Show and Mark Henry
Match Rating: * 3/4
The Miz will exercise his rematch clause as he takes on Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. We’ll also see Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and Rob Van Dam take on Randy Orton and RybAxel. Coming up next, we’ll feel the fallout of the Lumberjack Match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Dolph Ziggler is backstage talking with Ric Flair. The Miz walks up, and he says tonight will be the sequel where the hero will be triumphant. The Miz tells Ziggler not to get comfortable with the Intercontinental Championship because he doesn’t deserve it. Ziggler isn’t worthy. That championship is coming back home tonight. It’ll come back to an A-lister. It comes back to him. Ziggler says The Miz isn’t an A-lister – he’s an A-hole. Flair laughs and does a big “WOO!”
They show still photos of the Lumberjack Match from SummerSlam.
Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins. She congratulates him on his victory over Dean Ambrose. Rollins thanks her for the congratulations. Rollins says it feels so good. He told the entire world what he would do. He didn’t run or hide. He stood in Ambrose’s “wall of flesh,” and he proved that he is not only the future WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but he’s the future of the entire WWE. Someone pours a bucket of ice water over his head. Rollins turns around, and it’s Dean Ambrose. Ambrose says, “What? It’s for charity!” before throwing the bucket into his face and attacking him. Referees and agents run in as Rollins yells that Ambrose is done.
Replays are shown of the brawl between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Triple H and Kane are talking backstage when Seth Rollins bursts into the room. Rollins says told them Ambrose was out of his mind and would never stop. Rollins says they have to put him out and take him out of the equation. Triple H tells him to relax. They saw it, which is why tonight he’ll have a rematch against Dean Ambrose. Rollins asks if it’ll be in a Lumberjack Match. Triple H says that isn’t the match. People like Dean Ambrose because he’s wild, crazy, and unpredictable. That’s why he’ll let the WWE Universe decide the match they’ll have. He’ll let them decide Ambrose’s fate. When Rollins finishes off Ambrose for good tonight, he won’t be a martyr. Ambrose’s blood will be on the hands of the WWE Universe.
Natalya vs. Paige
Still photos are shown of Paige defeating AJ Lee for the WWE Divas Championship last night at SummerSlam before kissing her on the cheek. Paige skips around the ring and takes a microphone. Paige says despite everything, she respects and loves AJ. In fact, she dedicates her match to her little AJ.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Paige applies a hammerlock and massages Natalya’s head. Natalya elbows her in the face and hits a takeover for a two count. Natalya applies a jackknife cover, but Paige powers up. Neither can get a backslide pin applied. Paige then kicks Natalya in the back of the head. Paige crawls on Natalya before punching her. Paige covers for a one count.
AJ Lee’s music hits, and she skips down to the ring without a care in the world. She skips around the ring as Paige stares at her. Natalya then catches Paige with a schoolgirl pin for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Paige flips out in the ring as AJ takes a microphone. AJ says despite everything, she respects Paige. AJ says she loves Paige before telling her that she’s going to dedicate her life to her. AJ says she needs to get into the ring and shake Paige’s hand right now. AJ gets in the ring, and Paige rolls out to protect herself. AJ gets a crazy look on her face and stares at her as Paige backs up the ramp.
These are the match stipulations for Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins: No Holds Barred, Falls Count Anywhere, or No Disqualification. The WWE Universe will vote on those.
Brock Lesnar will be presented with the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt, next.
The commentators plug the WWE Network and the price of $9.99 a month.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Presentation for Brock Lesnar
Triple H’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with his wife, Stephanie McMahon. A shot of the new WWE logo at the top of the stage is seen. The ring has a black carpet and the new championship is under a red blanket. Triple H says it’s an historic night. After last night in what could be the greatest SummerSlam in the history of WWE, not only because his wife was victorious in her return to the ring after ten years, but also because of a WWE Championship match of epic proportions. We witnessed a match that will go down as an instant classic. Two men stood in this ring and gave it every single thing they had to represent the WWE into the future. It is their honor to show us the symbol of that future. Triple H then unveils the brand new WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s basically the same WWE Championship belt, only with the new logo.
Triple H then introduces the man who will carry that new championship, the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman. The crowd gives him a great hand. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon applaud him as he comes to the ring. Triple H presents the title to Lesnar, and they have cameramen come into the ring to photograph the moment. They then pose on all four sides of the ring for the fans. Some are booing and others are chanting Lesnar’s name. Triple H then raises Lesnar’s arm for the crowd. They all shake hands before Triple H and Stephanie leave the ring.
Paul Heyman gets on the microphone and says, “Umm.” Heyman then says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I’m the one behind the one who conquered the one who thought he was the one to beat the one in twenty-one and one!” Last night at SummerSlam, his client didn’t just beat and victimize – he conquered the titleholder. That affords him the opportunity to proclaim himself as the advocate for the brand new reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar! Lesnar holds the championship up as the crowd boos.
Heyman says it’s time to get down to business. His client has authorized him to reveal a secret that The Authority doesn’t even want out tonight. Heyman says John Cena is not here this evening. The crowd loudly cheers. Heyman says Cena would be here if he could, but he can’t be there because he can’t physically appear. That’s all thanks to his client, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar tells him to say his name again, and Heyman does so. Heyman says he has been in his industry since he was fourteen years old, and he has never in his life seen a superstar take an ass kicking the likes of which John Cena took at the hands of his client, Brock Lesnar. They’re not talking about just any top superstar. They’re talking about THE top superstar. Cena is the top superstar of a generation. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s run at the top was only three years. Stone Cold Steve Austin’s run was maybe four years. There has been one constant in the WWE Title picture and one constant WrestleMania main eventer. That has only been one MAN, and that MAN is John Cena.
Heyman will give credit where it’s due. Any man in that unprecedented position would have turned the title over to Brock Lesnar to live to fight another day, but not John Cena. As he stood at ringside with the best seat in the house and witnessed the suffering on Cena’s face, he truly understood. They never got it before. He never understood before why so many people love John Cena with such a passion. His own children are Cena fans, which pisses him off. Now Heyman understands. Cena took a vicious beating and kept coming back for more. When Cena says, “Never give up,” he means it. Cena has earned Heyman’s admiration and respect. If he had the time on his hands, he’d love to make Cena a Paul Heyman Guy. They can knock him all they want, but he’ll tell it straight. If they wrote the history before Brock Lesnar’s win, Cena would go down as the greatest fighting WWE Champion in history. Unfortunately, his client does not share these opinions. In his client’s world, Cena came into the ring as a champion and left as a martyr. In Lesnar’s universe, martyrdom does not create street cred. The person who dies with the most street cred does not win. In Lesnar’s universe, he who dies with the most street cred still dies at the hands of the conqueror, just like The Undertaker’s undefeated streak and career died at the hands of Lesnar. Just like the whole stupid concept of Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect died at the hands of Lesnar. The Cenation died that the hands of Brock Lesnar.
The same fate awaits any man that wanders into the Beast’s lair and tries to take from him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s almost an unfair fight. Anyone who steps into the ring is just a challenger and a man. His client isn’t a man. His client is the beast. His client will lay wreckage to any man that tries to take that title away from him. That means the same beating awaits, which makes every title defense not only must see, but can’t miss. If you’re too cheap, blind, or ignorant to spend $9.99 on the WWE Network, he’ll tell them what happened. His client imposed his will on John Cena. That is what they call “Basic Brockanomics” – Eat, Sleep, Suplex, Repeat, Suplex, Repeat, Suplex, Repeat. Heyman says that many times. Heyman finishes it off with F-5, Repeat, Victimize, Repeat, Conquer John Cena. Lesnar’s music hits, and he leaves with Paul Heyman.
Replays are shown of Nikki Bella slapping her sister Brie Bella in the face earlier tonight. They show footage of Brie Bella leaving the ring in tears.
The commentators remind the fans to vote on the stipulation for Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins later tonight. Also later tonight, we’ll see Roman Reigns team with Sheamus and Rob Van Dam to take on Randy Orton and RybAxel.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. He’ll defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship in a SummerSlam rematch against The Miz, next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. The Miz
The bell rings, and they lock up. Ziggler applies a waistlock, but Miz goes to a side headlock. Ziggler whips him off, but Miz takes him down with a shoulder block. Miz hits the ropes, and Ziggler hits a hip toss for a one count. Ziggler applies a side headlock, but Miz backs him to the corner. Miz kicks him and reapplies the side headlock. Ziggler twists out and applies a side headlock of his own. Miz goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through. Miz quickly comes back with a roll up for a two count. Miz hits the ropes, but Ziggler hurts his knee on a leapfrog. Miz then dropkicks him in the knee. The referee checks on Ziggler as The Miz stomps him. The commentators talk about how Ziggler injured it last night at SummerSlam. The Miz bangs the leg off the ring post as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler catch Miz with a roll up for a two count. Ziggler quickly gets a backslide pin on him for another two count. Miz shoves him to the corner before running into a big DDT for a near fall. Miz blocks a kick and applies the Figure Four Leglock. Ziggler screams in pain as Miz puts a lot of torque on the hold. Ziggler tries to claw his way to the bottom rope, and he makes it. Ziggler rolls out of the ring. The Miz grabs him by the hair, so Ziggler snaps him off the second rope. The Miz quickly goes to the apron, and Ziggler sweeps him down on the apron. Ziggler punches away at him before hitting a superkick. Ziggler falls off the apron as Miz falls into the ring. The referee then finishes counting him out.
Winner by Count-Out: The Miz
Dolph Ziggler retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Match Rating: * 1/4
The Miz rolls out of the ring and drives Ziggler into the commentary table. The Miz throws him into the ring and looks angrily out into the crowd. The Miz gets in the ring, and Ziggler kicks him before hitting a Zig-Zag. Ziggler’s music hits as the crowd applauds him. Ziggler then limps to the back.
Renee Young is backstage with Jack Swagger. Still photos are shown of Rusev applying the Accolade until Swagger passed out. Rusev then kicked Zeb Colter down after the match. Renee asks how Swagger feels. Swagger says last night was the opportunity of a lifetime to defend the country he loves, but he failed. What makes America the greatest country on Earth is when things get hard they come together. That’s “we the people.” He won’t give up. He’ll get up and come back swinging because that’s “we the people.”
Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action, next.
Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro
They circle the ring, and Cesaro quickly strikes Swagger in his injured ribs. Cesaro punches him in the ribs again before circling around him. Swagger quickly punches him back to the corner before the referee backs him up. Swagger sends him to the opposite corner, but Cesaro sidesteps a splash. Swagger goes down as Cesaro kicks him in the ribs. Cesaro then hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Swagger fights back at him before hitting the ropes. Cesaro quickly catches him in an abdominal stretch. Cesaro elbows him in the ribs, but Swagger gets out with a hip toss. Cesaro quickly comes back with a knee to the midsection before hitting a big boot and a double stomp to the ribs. Cesaro picks up another near fall. Swagger is clutching at his injured ribs. Cesaro applies an arm bar, but Swagger fight up and knees him in the midsection. Swagger sends him to the corner and comes back with a big boot. Swagger follows up with a Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger has a suplex blocked, and Cesaro hits a forearm to the ribs. Cesaro hits a front suplex on the top rope. Cesaro punches him on the apron before sending him ribs first into the turnbuckle. Cesaro goes to big boot him off the apron, but Swagger catches him in the Patriot Lock from the apron. Swagger has to let it go before he’s disqualified. Swagger applies the Patriot Lock again in the ring, but Cesaro gets to the ropes. Cesaro quickly pokes him in the eyes before hitting the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Cesaro
Match Rating: * 1/4
Cesaro taunts Jack Swagger, who is still down on the mat clutching his ribs. Bo Dallas’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage. Dallas says 318 million – that’s how many Americans were let down at SummerSlam when Swagger lost the Flag Match to Rusev. Dallas says Swagger has lost again. Swagger has lost his manager, Zeb Colter, and all self-respect. Swagger has lost his dignity, but he can get it all back if he just Bolieves! Dallas gives him big thumbs up as he smiles at him.
They show still photos of Bray Wyatt defeating Chris Jericho at SummerSlam.
Renee Young is backstage with Chris Jericho. Renee asks how he’s feeling about suffering a loss against Wyatt. Jericho says he realized at SummerSlam that even after facing dozens of Hall of Famers in his career, he’s never faced anyone like Bray Wyatt. Wyatt acts, thinks, and moves like no other. The upside down spider walk is the most disturbing thing he’s ever witnessed in a WWE ring. There is also emptiness inside Wyatt. Wyatt cares about nothing. When Wyatt told him in the ring that he’s already dead, he was right. However, Jericho is not dead inside. He has three things Wyatt will never have: the fire inside that pushes him to be the best in the world at what he does, he has the fighting spirit that drives him forward, and most importantly he has the best fans in WWE history. He knows that every Jerichoholic will have his back no matter what he does by chanting Y2J. The crowd does so. That’s something that Bray Wyatt or any other human being on the planet will never, ever take away from him.
Roman Reigns will team with Sheamus and Rob Van Dam to take on Randy Orton and RybAxel, next.
Big Show will take on Erick Rowan tomorrow night on WWE Main Event.
RybAxel and Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Rob Van Dam, and Roman Reigns
Sheamus will start the match against Curtis Axel. Axel applies a waistlock, but Sheamus elbows out. Axel sends him into the ropes, but Sheamus hits a shoulder block. Sheamus hits the ropes and clotheslines him down. Axel quickly pulls him into the ropes and punches away at him. Randy Orton is tagged in, and he kicks and punches Sheamus. Sheamus reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Sheamus gets out of Orton’s patented backbreaker and gets him on his shoulders. RVD tags in as Sheamus hits a rolling senton. RVD then follows up with a Rolling Thunder. Orton rolls out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus catch Axel with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Ryback tries to hit him, but Sheamus also catches him with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Axel attacks him from behind and punches away at him. The crowd is chanting for Roman Reigns. Sheamus reverses a whip to the corner and hits a running shoulder thrust. Sheamus hits the ropes, but Orton pulls the top rope down. Orton is tagged in, and he goes outside to hit a back suplex on the barricade. Sheamus falls headfirst into the timekeeper’s area. Orton stands on a chair and poses for the crowd. They begin chanting, “Feed me more,” Ryback’s old catchphrase. Orton bounces him off the table, and the crowd chants, “Ryback rules.” Orton stomps Sheamus before tagging in Ryback to tremendous applause. Orton played that really well. Ryback hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner before sending him into the corner hard. Ryback then taunts the crowd, and they cheer him. Ryback stomps him before applying a front face-lock. Sheamus fights up, and Ryback catches him with a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Orton is tagged back in, and he kicks Sheamus before going for a hanging DDT. Sheamus gets out and hits White Noise!
Reigns and Axel are tagged in. Axel runs into a Samoan Drop before punching Ryback off the apron. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline on Axel. Reigns kicks him in the back of the knee before clotheslining him in the corner. Reigns then uppercuts him down. Reigns goes outside the ring and hits a running dropkick to the side of Axel’s head as he hangs out on the apron. Reigns hits the Superman Punch before hitting one on Ryback as well. Reigns sets up in the corner for a Spear, but Orton hits him with his patented backbreaker. RVD tags in, and he hits Axel with a cross-body block for a two count. RVD rolls him up with a leg-scissor for another near fall. RVD kicks him in the face before hitting a split-legged moonsault, but Ryback breaks up the pin. Sheamus hits Ryback with a Brogue Kick. Orton then drops Sheamus with an RKO. RVD hits Orton with an enzuigiri, and Reigns Spears Orton down! Axel sidesteps Reigns, and he hits the ring post shoulder first. RVD then kicks Axel down before hitting the Five Star Frog Splash for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Sheamus, Rob Van Dam, and Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
Replays are shown of Dean Ambrose pouring a bucket of ice water over Seth Rollins before attacking him. The WWE Universe can vote on the stipulation for Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins, tonight!
Randy Orton is walking backstage with an ice pack on his neck. Ric Flair walks up to him and wants to talk about Roman Reigns. Orton says he doesn’t want Flair’s advice. Orton warns Flair that he had better stay away before he reminds him why he used to be called the Legend Killer. Orton walks off as Flair stares at him.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says last night at SummerSlam he beat Chris Jericho. Wyatt warned him that this would happen. He is a man of his word. Wyatt laughs before saying Jericho claims that he saw nothing in his eyes. Wyatt thinks that Jericho may be right. Maybe he doesn’t have a soul. Maybe he’s just here to collect him. They are merely playthings to him. One thing Jericho will never be able to comprehend is what he is. Wyatt says he is the new face of salvation. Wyatt finishes it off with his line, “Follow the buzzards.”
Jimmy and Jey Uso will face Goldust and Stardust, next.
Replays are shown of Nikki Bella slapping her sister in the face earlier tonight on RAW.
Jimmy and Jey Uso vs. Goldust and Stardust
Goldust will start the match against Jey Uso. They lock up, and Goldust gets him in the corner. Goldust shoves him back, and Jey shoves him. Goldust shoves him again and taunts him. Jey then rolls him up for a one count. Goldust applies a side headlock before being whipped off. Goldust runs him over with a shoulder block and hits an arm drag. Jey comes back with a pair of arm drags. Jey does a little dance before getting the fans to chant his name. Jey applies a waistlock before Jimmy Uso tags in. Jimmy hits a double axe handle to the shoulder before applying an arm bar. Jey is tagged back in, and he hits another double axe handle. Jey then applies an arm bar. Jimmy tags in, and they hits a double-team back elbow/elbow drop combination. Jimmy applies an arm bar, but Goldust backs him to his corner. Stardust tags in, and he hits a misdirection forearm smash. Stardust sends him to the corner, but Jimmy grabs him and sends him to his corner. Jey is tagged in, and he hits a back suplex for a one count. Jey applies a chin lock, but Stardust fights up. Jimmy tags in, and he hits a snapmare. Jimmy then applies a chin lock. Stardust fights up and backs him to a neutral corner. Stardust slides him off, but Jimmy soon comes back with a clothesline. Jey tags in, and he applies a chin lock. Stardust fights up and backs him to the corner. Stardust tries to tag in Goldust, but Jey hits him with a back suplex for a two count. Jey then applies another chin lock. Stardust fights up and flips through a back suplex. Jey stops him from making a tag, but Stardust rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Goldust and Stardust
Match Rating: *
The WWE Universe can still vote on the stipulation for Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins later tonight. They can choose No Holds Barred, Falls Count Anywhere, or No Disqualification.
Rob Van Dam will take on Randy Orton this Friday on Smackdown.
Rusev and Lana come out to gloat about SummerSlam
Rusev’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage with the Russian Federation flag and Lana. Rusev then begins limping down to the ring. Lana smiles before saying Rusev dedicated his match at SummerSlam to Mother Russia and its noble leader, Vladimir Putin. Putin’s image is seen on the screen. President Putin is so proud of Rusev. As the flag was raised high, it was a symbol of victory, patriotism, and supremacy. The Kremlin continues –
She’s interrupted by Mark Henry’s music. Henry makes his way to the ring and gets in. Henry stares at them as the crowd chants USA. Henry asks if Rusev and Lana hear that. It’s American pride. He’s had the honor of representing this country twice in the Olympic games. It has and always will be two of my proudest moments. He’s never had a problem with anybody with their country, beliefs, and flags… except the way these two jackasses do it. Last night at SummerSlam, it got under his skin to see that flag raised in his country. It made him sick to his stomach. Lana yells at him, and Henry yells that he isn’t talking to her. She sheepishly backs away. Lana has said the power in America is gone, but he doesn’t think so and neither do the people. Henry tells Rusev to listen up. He’ll give him a personal guided tour into the Hall of Pain. Henry drops the microphone and talks trash to Rusev.
Rusev begins punching Henry, but Henry punches back. Henry blocks a kick by punching him in the bad ankle. Henry then hits the World’s Strongest Slam, and the crowd erupts before chanting USA. Henry takes it in before hitting Rusev with a big splash. Lana looks very disappointed with what has just happened. Henry slaps some fives with the commentators before wearing JBL’s hat.
The commentators talk about how the WWE Network has gone worldwide. They then show a preview for the Journey to SummerSlam: The Destruction of The Shield, which will be on the WWE Network this Wednesday.
Replays are shown of Paul Heyman talking about Brock Lesnar’s victory over John Cena earlier in the evening.
John Cena will address the WWE Universe about his loss to Brock Lesnar next week.
Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring. He is going to reveal the stipulation for Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins. The winning stipulation is Falls Count Anywhere with 41% of the vote.
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is back for another match this evening. The bell rings, and they immediately begin exchanging punches. Rollins reverses a whip, but Ambrose takes him down with a running cross-body and some punches. Rollins comes back with a punch to the throat, and he kicks him down. Rollins punches him and talks a little trash. Rollins looks into the crowd before turning into a dropkick that sends him out of the ring. Ambrose sends him over the barricade into the crowd. Ambrose punches him through the crowd before covering him for a two count. Ambrose chops him to the staging area. Ambrose rolls him onto the steel stage. Rollins kicks him and punches him back. Ambrose comes back with some right hands of his own before hitting a throat thrust. Rollins reverses a suplex attempt and tries for a powerbomb on the steel, but Ambrose slides off. Ambrose then hits a snap suplex on the stage for a near fall!
Ambrose punches him down the ramp before rolling him back into the ring. Ambrose pulls some steel chairs out from under the ring before grabbing a kendo stick. Ambrose then takes a steel chair and hits Rollins in the midsection with it. Ambrose then body slams him with the steel chair. Ambrose goes to the second rope and drops an elbow with the chair for a near fall! Ambrose wedges the chair in between the top and second rope before punching Rollins. Rollins then reverses a whip into the chair. Ambrose hits it headfirst. Rollins picks up a near fall as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Rollins applying a chin lock with the kendo stick. During the commercial, Rollins countered a plancha by smashing him in the ribs. Rollins hits Ambrose with the kendo stick a few times before talking trash. Ambrose finally blocks a shot and punches him. Ambrose takes the kendo stick, but Rollins kicks him a few times and dropkicks him into the ropes. Rollins ducks a rebound clothesline and hits an enzuigiri for a near fall. Rollins grabs a steel chair and goes for a splash on Ambrose, but he misses. Ambrose then hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Ambrose is punching the mat in frustration before slapping himself. Rollins gets out of Dirty Deeds and punches him. Ambrose then avoids the Curb Stomp. They then take one another out with a double clothesline.
They trade punches from their knees before getting up. Rollins punches away at him before Ambrose comes back with some punches of his own. Rollins quickly kicks him down, but Ambrose comes back with a catapult into the turnbuckle. Rollins was swinging the kendo stick, but it had no effect. Ambrose then takes the kendo stick and slams it off him twice before hitting a Russian Leg Sweep with the stick for a near fall. Ambrose is smiling as he goes under the ring to grab more chairs. Ambrose throws about seven or eight chairs into the ring before kicking Rollins. Ambrose puts him on the top rope goes for a superplex onto the pile of chairs, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins then hits a vicious sit-out powerbomb onto the steel chairs for a near fall!
Kane makes his way to ringside and sits in the timekeeper’s area. Rollins kicks away at Ambrose before telling Kane that he’s got this. Rollins goes under the ring and grabs a table. The crowd is on their feet for this. This is a great atmosphere. Rollins smacks the kendo stick off Ambrose’s back as Rollins sets the table up. Kane is smiling. Rollins drags Ambrose to the table and puts his head on it. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Ambrose cuts him off before he can Curb Stomp him through the table. Ambrose then hits a superplex through the table! Kane gets on the apron, so Ambrose punches him off. Ambrose then sends Rollins out of the ring before taking out both him and Kane with a suicide dive!
Ambrose throws Rollins into the ring, but he’s kicked in the face. Ambrose quickly rebounds with a clothesline that turns him inside out! Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds, but Kane pulls him out of the ring before he picks up the win! Kane pulls Ambrose out of the ring and uppercuts him down. Kane smacks him off the commentary table, but Ambrose comes back with a drop-toe-hold into the steel steps. Ambrose then hits a back body drop on Rollins into the crowd. Ambrose sends Kane over the commentary table before running across the American and German tables to clothesline Rollins on the concrete. Rollins tries to scramble away, but Ambrose catches him and slams him off the commentary table. Ambrose takes apart the American commentary table before putting Rollins on top. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds on the table, but Kane grabs him and Chokeslams him on top of the table! Rollins soon follows up with a Curb Stomp on the commentary table!
Rollins tells Kane that it’s time to finish him. Kane removes a black box to reveal a pile of cinder blocks. Kane holds Ambrose’s head over the cinder blocks as Rollins Curb Stomps him through the blocks! Charles Robinson screams for some help as the bell rings and the match is awarded to Rollins.
Winner by Referee Stoppage: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: *** 1/2
Rollins stands on the commentary table and surveys the damage he has caused. EMTs and doctors come to the aid of Ambrose as Kane raises Rollins’ arm.
Quick Match Results
Big Show and Mark Henry def. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Natalya def. Paige (non-title)
The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler via CO in an IC Title Match; Ziggler still champion
Cesaro def. Jack Swagger
Sheamus, Rob Van Dam, and Roman Reigns def. Randy Orton and RybAxel
Goldust and Stardust def. Jimmy and Jey Uso (non-title)
Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose in a Falls Count Anywhere Match via Referee Stoppage
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