WWE Monday Night RAW Results
September 1, 2014
Des Moines, Iowa
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Highlight Reel with special guest Randy Orton
The Highlight Reel set is in the ring, and Chris Jericho’s music is playing as the show opens. Jericho is smiling as the fans give him a great reception. Jericho soaks in the reaction, and the crowd chants “Y2J.” Jericho says, “Welcome to ‘RAW is Jericho!’” Jericho says the name of the town for a cheap pop. Labor Day is a holiday for hard workingmen and women such as those in the crowd. It’s ironic that his guest is a man who has never worked a day in his life. His guest has had everything handed to him on a silver platter.
Jericho goes to introduce Randy Orton, but Triple H’s music hits. Triple H comes out with Randy Orton, Corporate Kane, and Seth Rollins. The crowd boos as they enter the ring. Jericho says he was expecting Orton to come out by himself. Instead, he’s with his law firm, “Sellout, suck-up, and schnozz.” Corporate Kane wants to remind him that he’s talking about Triple H. Triple H takes the microphone and says he can handle this. Triple H says this is Chris Jericho, the man who never grew up, literally and figuratively. Triple H would love to swap insults with him, but he has important business to take care of. Jericho says he is a little guy, but he’s confused as to what he said since he doesn’t conduct important business in the ring unless his wife is getting put in jail. Triple H says Jericho should be more concerned with thanking him than coming up with witty banter. Triple H then begins laughing at Jericho’s scarf, and Jericho says he at least isn’t wearing a pink tie. Triple H says, “It’s violet, nimrod.” Triple H says he should be thanking him for making this the most historic Highlight Reel in history because he has been reviewing the match at SummerSlam with John Cena and Brock Lesnar. He’s reviewed and watched the match over and over again, and everyone else can on the WWE Network for only $9.99. In watching it, Triple H has come to the conclusion that it might not be best for business to have a rematch with John Cena taking on Brock Lesnar. Triple H is contemplating naming a new number one contender for Night of Champions.
Jericho wants to get this straight – you can get the WWE Network for only $9.99? Jericho then calls attention to Triple H changing his mind on giving John Cena his rematch. Jericho wonders who it could be. Orton says there is only one man who can beat Brock Lesnar, and that man is in the arena as a 12-time champion. He’s a third generation superstar and the most vicious superstar in the locker room that has earned everything he has gotten. Kane says maybe it should be someone who unleashes a certain mask, unlocks the gates of Hell, and puts a Demon on the Beast Incarnate. Seth Rollins, who gets a great hand being from Iowa, says perhaps the future has already arrived. They chant his name, and he begins to smirk. Rollins says the future has already arrived in Mr. Money in the Bank himself. He did take out Dean Ambrose, and he has become one of the most intelligent and dangerous superstars in the locker room. Jericho says maybe they should give the chance to a six-time world champion and the first undisputed WWE Champion in history, Chris Jericho.
John Cena’s music hits, and he power walks out to the ring. The crowd loudly boos him. Cena says just because Triple H’s best friends Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels don’t think he can beat Lesnar doesn’t mean he can’t. Those two people didn’t think he could beat him at WrestleMania 22, yet Triple H tapped out. If you don’t remember that, go watch it for $9.99. This isn’t back in the day when Triple H was talking about who he liked and didn’t like. He’s running the company as the COO. He invoked his rematch clause, and Triple H authorized it. If Triple H thinks about taking it away from him, he’ll think about taking him to court. He’ll sue him for every single penny he has, and then he’ll be the COO. Then his first order of the business will be to say, “Triple H, you’re fired!” Cena tells Triple H to save a headache and his job. The rematch is happening. He’s not just going to beat Brock Lesnar. He’s going to beat his ass.
Triple H says, “Wow.” Triple H laughs at Cena threatening to sue. “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect, Lawsuit” has a nice ring to it. Cena is so blind at an opportunity for redemption that he’s threatening lawsuits. This is what he’s trying to protect against. Cena is too small-minded to understand it, but he knows what being the COO means. It means no matter what, he does what is best for business for the “WWWE” (direct quote) every single day. Triple H says he’ll be the first to admit that John Cena as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion isn’t what’s best for business anymore. However, he also knows that Cena’s career ending at the hands of Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions isn’t best for business at all.
Rollins tells Triple H to let him have the rematch. What’s the worst that could happen? If an opportunity should present itself, there’s always Plan B. Rollins looks at the briefcase. Orton says Cena has earned the rematch, as he has. Orton tells Triple H to give him the winner because he’s owed a rematch from WrestleMania XXX. Jericho interjects and says this is still The Highlight Reel. Since WrestleMania, Orton has had 10,000 title matches and succeeded a grand total of never. The last big match he saw Orton have, he got Superman Punched and Speared by Roman Reigns. Orton says Reigns beating him at SummerSlam means nothing. If he were here right now, he’d drop that piece of crap where he stands. Orton warns Jericho to proceed with caution because he won’t like the punch line to the joke.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Reigns stares at Orton as he gets in the ring. Reigns says he’s here before telling Orton to drop him. Triple H holds Orton back. Reigns says Orton is all talk. As for Kane and Rollins, they still look mad about him breaking up the eulogy for Dean Ambrose and nearly crushing their skulls with a cinder block. That’s him reminding Rollins that they still have unfinished business, however the business at hand is the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and he wants his name in the hat. Triple H says everyone thinks they could be champion. Triple H isn’t sure Cena really believes he’s up to snuff. He’ll give everyone an opportunity to see who can earn their spot. It’ll be Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane taking on John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho. He’ll sit at ringside and watch.
The Authority goes to leave, but Rollins sneaks back in and tries to blindside Reigns with the briefcase. Reigns ducks it and punches him down. He then throws the briefcase at Rollins.
Mark Henry and Big Show will face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan later tonight.
A replay is shown from Smackdown when The Miz tried to attack Sheamus, but he ran away. Dolph Ziggler threw him in the ring, but Miz avoided the Brogue Kick. Damien Sandow, Miz’ stunt double, took the kick. Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler will team up to take on Cesaro and The Miz, next.
Replays are shown of Seth Rollins trying to attack Roman Reigns before the break.
Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus vs. The Miz and Cesaro w/ Damien Sandow
Damien Sandow as The Miz’ stunt double and a makeup artist are at ringside. Ziggler and Cesaro lock up, and Cesaro powers him into the ropes. Cesaro gives a clean break before kicking him and delivering an uppercut. Cesaro drops elbows like Ziggler does and taunts him. Ziggler gets out of a body slam and dropkicks him down. Ziggler goes to punch Miz, but Miz gets off the apron. Miz sits in a chair and gets some makeup. Cesaro attacks Ziggler from behind and stomps away at him. Miz is tagged in. Cesaro body slams Ziggler, and Miz follows up with a kick to the face for a two count. Miz bounces around before stomping him. Miz then rips at Ziggler’s face before applying a chin lock. Ziggler fights up and elbows out. Ziggler chops the chest and hits a Thesz Press. Ziggler goes to punch him, but Miz escapes. Ziggler follows up with a hip toss and goes to punch him in the face, but he escapes the ring. Sheamus is tagged in, and he catches Miz at ringside. Miz blocks some punches and is thrown into the ring. Miz goes to kick him, but Sheamus blocks it and pushes him down. Sheamus hits a running shoulder thrust and a high knee. Sheamus then clotheslines him down. Miz is continuing to cover his face before punching Sheamus to the corner. Sheamus kicks and clubs back at him. Sheamus throws him to the apron and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but he continues far beyond 10. Sheamus then hits a rolling senton for a near fall.
Sheamus wrenches the arm, but Miz punches him. Miz sends him into the ropes and goes for a hip toss, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus punches him in the midsection and sends him into the ropes. Cesaro blind tags in and dropkicks Sheamus down.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus trapped in a chin lock applied by Cesaro. Sheamus fights up, but Cesaro sends him to the corner. Cesaro punches and slaps Sheamus, but he gets pumped up. Sheamus punches back, but Cesaro big boots him to the apron. Sheamus punches Cesaro and goes to kick Miz, but he gets away. Cesaro uppercuts him as he tries for a slingshot shoulder block. Cesaro then hits a fall-away slam with a bridge for a near fall. Cesaro sends him to the corner, but he runs into Sheamus’ boots. Sheamus pulls himself to the top rope, but Cesaro punches him. Sheamus fights him off the ropes and hits a battering ram from the top rope.
Miz and Ziggler are tagged in. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Ziggler hits a stinger splash before hitting a neckbreaker. The crowd is going crazy. Miz counters a famouser with a powerbomb attempt, but Ziggler counters into a roll up for a near fall. Ziggler hits a big spike DDT, but Cesaro breaks up the pinfall. Sheamus takes himself and Cesaro over the top rope with a running cross-body! Miz avoids a famouser before telling Sandow, his stunt double to get in the ring. Sandow gets in the ring, and the referee orders him out. Ziggler hits Sandow with a Zig-Zag. Miz then hits Ziggler with the Skull Crushing Finale for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Miz and Cesaro
Match Rating: **
The Miz shares some water with Cesaro and Sandow as he has makeup applied to him.
The commentators talk about how Brie Bella is emotionally distraught over what happened last week with her sister. A replay is shown of Nikki verbally abusing Brie before physically assaulting her.
Baby photos of The Bella Twins with sad piano music are shown. A fake reality show called “Growing up Bella” is seen. Nikki Bella shows a picture from her high school prom. Brie has always been conniving and self-centered. Ryan asked Nikki to senior prom, and she was excited because she had a huge crush on him. That’s the only photo that exists of them. Right after that photo was taken, Ryan disappeared. She found him in the parking lot later in the night with Brie. She went home and cried her eyes out, but she’s never told anyone that.
Eva Marie is on the cover of Iron Man Magazine.
Naomi, Summer Rae, and Layla vs. Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron
Layla will start the match against Rosa Mendes. Layla quickly rolls Rosa up a few times with no luck. Rosa slaps her and sends her into the ropes. Layla covers for a one count before kicking her down for a near fall. The match gets worse from here as they move in slow motion with kicks and a cross-body. A big brawl breaks out with all the women, and the referee throws the match out.
Match Rating: N/A
Naomi takes Cameron out with the Rear View. Summer Rae and Layla then double dropkick Eva Marie and Rosa Mendes out of the ring. Total Divas starts this Sunday.
Replays are shown of Kane helping Seth Rollins take out Dean Ambrose two weeks ago on RAW. Kane Chokeslammed Ambrose on the commentary table before Rollins hit him with a Curb Stomp. Rollins then gave him a second Curb Stomp on some cinder blocks. Kane and Seth Rollins then tried to take Roman Reigns out the same way, but he fought out.
John Cena, Chris Jericho, and Roman Reigns will take on Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane in the main event. Mark Henry and Big Show will take on Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, next. Over 1,400 pounds of human meat will be in the ring.
Big Show and Mark Henry vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Mark Henry will start against Erick Rowan. They lock up, and Rowan applies a side headlock. Henry whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Henry shoulders him in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner and punching him. Henry sends him to the other corner and hits an avalanche. Henry stands on Rowan as the crowd chants, “Sexual Chocolate.” Henry rubs his knee on Rowan’s face before head-butting him in the corner. Henry goes to the second rope, and he swats Harper off the apron. Rowan then rips him off and tags in Harper. Harper hits a big boot for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Henry trapped in a front face-lock from Rowan. Henry fights up, and they both go for a big boot. Rowan punches him and tags in Harper. Harper punches him as Rusev makes his way to the ring with Lana. Rusev had an altercation with Henry a few weeks ago. Henry big boots Harper down and tags in Big Show.
Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines on Harper before sending him to the corner for a running butt bump. Big Show follows up with a shoulder block before kicking Rowan down. Big Show goes outside and runs into a chop block from Harper. Harper smiles as he gets into the ring. Big Show gets back in at the count of nine. Harper kicks him a few times for a two count. Harper punches him before tagging Rowan in. Rowan kicks away at him before digging his fists into Big Show’s temples. Big Show fights up and pulls him off. Rowan quickly big boots him down and tags in Harper. Harper hits some throat thrusts, and Big Show chops back at him. Harper comes back with a superkick, but Big Show is too close to the ropes to cover. Rowan is tagged in, and he punches away at Big Show for a two count. Rowan kicks him before hitting a body slam for a near fall. Rowan goes for a second slam, but Big Show elbows out and hits a terrible DDT.
Henry and Harper are tagged in. Henry hits a pair of clotheslines before sending him to the corner for an avalanche. Henry hits a powerslam for a two count. Rowan runs in, and Big Show sends him over the top rope with one hand. They then brawl at ringside. Henry goes for the World’s Strongest Slam on Harper, but Rusev gets in the ring and gives him a thrust kick.
Winners by Disqualification: Big Show and Mark Henry
Match Rating: * 1/2
Harper tries to run in with a chair, but Big Show punches it out of his hands. Rowan stands on the apron with a chair, but he backs off.
Another vignette of “Growing Up Bella” is shown. Nikki Bella says he sister has always been jealous, conniving, and self-centered. On their sixteenth birthday, they took their driver’s test. She passed and Brie failed. Their mom surprised them with a used Honda Civic. She had to drive Brie everywhere, but they had a lot of fun. One night, Brie took the car and Nikki’s license. Brie totaled the car and gave the police Nikki’s license. She’s never told anyone this.
Michael Sam is invited to Monday Night RAW next week to talk about getting cut.
A video package recaps the events of last week with the Hall of Fame panel, John Cena’s promo, Brock Lesnar’s retort, and Cena’s performance in the main event.
Paul Heyman makes his way out to the stage. He says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar.” His client has authorized him to enlighten them on the term “over-compensatory behavior.” As any educated and qualified psychoanalyst would testify on his behalf, that is exactly what has been exhibited by their hero, John Cena, ever since he was defeated in the most one-sided title match in WWE History at SummerSlam by his client, Brock Lesnar. What he’s about to tell them is not conjecture – it’s historical fact backed by evidence. Still photos are shown of Brock Lesnar destroying John Cena at SummerSlam. Heyman says his client beat, victimized, and conquered John Cena at SummerSlam. Now it’s time to add an adjective to that. His client emasculated Cena at SummerSlam. Like any great champion before him, Cena has seen the day where he has been stripped of his manhood. What happens when a champion faces that fate? They stop listening to reason. Last week, Cena didn’t listen to the wisdom of the Hall of Fame panel. Tonight, Cena didn’t listen to what’s best for business as strategized by Triple H. Triple H sees John Cena as a cash cow that will be milked for the last time at Night of Champions by Brock Lesnar.
Cena is so desperate for the fans to hold on to the image of him as being relevant. That’s why he ate through the Wyatts last week and why he’ll be great in tonight’s main event. Heyman says you could stack the entire locker room and multiplied it by infinity, and it still won’t equate to half of the brutality and dominance that Cena will suffer from and be subjected to at Night of Champions by his client, the Beast and champion of the world, Brock Lesnar.
Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring with the returning Zeb Colter. He’ll be in action, next.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Curtis Axel
Replays are shown of Bo Dallas costing Jack Swagger a match against Rusev on Smackdown this past Friday.
They circle the ring and lock up. Swagger powers him to the corner, but Axel turns him and chops the chest. Swagger comes back with some knees to the midsection before hitting a hip toss. Swagger does a “We the people” taunt. Axel punches him in the injured ribs before hitting a misdirection clothesline. Bo Dallas comes out to the stage with three chairs. A few people come up and sit there. Swagger punches back at Axel, but Axel hits a dropkick. Swagger gets out of the ring and catches his breath. Swagger snaps him off the top rope and hits a clothesline. Swagger splashes him in the corner and clotheslines him down. Swagger nearly has a Swagger Bomb countered, but he counters into the Patriot Lock. Swagger drags him to the center of the ring and gets a tap out.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Bo Dallas congratulates him on his victory. Dallas has something he wants to show him. Dallas asks if Swagger remembers him mentioning the 318 million American he let down at SummerSlam. Dallas introduces “Richie,” a farmer from Iowa. Richie bet an entire month’s salary on SummerSlam and double or nothing on the rematches. Richie’s life savings are gone and the bank is taking his family’s farm. How about Angelo, the up and coming tailor who immigrated to the country a few years ago? Angelo has been so upset about Swagger’s performances that he failed his citizenship test and is being deported. Colter says, “Good! Get him out of here!” As for Jennifer, Swagger was her son’s hero. Now her son worships Vladimir Putin, and an image of Putin is shown. Dallas says Swagger can turn this around. He wants the people in the arena and the people around the arena to stand up, put their hand over their heart, and say, “All you have to do is Bolieve!”
John Cena teams with Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho to take on Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane later tonight.
Titus O’Neil w/ Heath Slater vs. Adam Rose
They circle the ring and lock up. O’Neil wrenches the arm, but Rose rolls around a few times. Rose boots him in the face and goes for a cross-body, but O’Neil catches him and hits a backbreaker. O’Neil then throws him to the side and does a taunt. Slater mimics O’Neil’s taunt. The bunny from the rosebuds comes out and hops around. Slater shoves the bunny down. O’Neil checks out what’s going on, and the bunny beats up Slater. Rose then rolls up the distracted O’Neil for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Adam Rose
Match Rating: N/A
Adam Rose and the bunny throw Slater into the steel steps. Rose then dances off with the bunny and the rosebuds.
It’s time for another edition of “Growing Up Bella.” Nikki Bella says her sister Brie has always been conniving, self-centered, and jealous. She shows her graduation photo with Brie. This almost wasn’t taken because Brie nearly failed out. Nikki tried to tutor her, but it didn’t help. Brie asked Nikki to take her finals for her, and Brie “passed.” She’s never told anyone that before.
Rusev makes his way to the ring with Lana. He’ll be in action, next.
Lana says today is Labor Day in America. Basically we celebrate another day off, which means that we continue to propagate to the youth that it is ok for Americans to be entitled and be corpulent and listless. In contrast, today in Russia, they celebrate the day of knowledge where they celebrate and promote the education of their youth. In essence, America and Labor Day – what’s the American word? – suck.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Zack Ryder
Ryder comes out quickly with some punches and a knee to the head. Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder, but that’s countered into a fall-away slam. Rusev gives him a thrust kick and yells at him. Lana orders him to crush, so he applies the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: 1/4 *
The flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring. Mark Henry makes his way to the ring, and Rusev retreats as Henry gets in. Henry asks what Rusev is scared of. The crowd chants USA. Henry says he’s scared of what he might do if he gets his hands on Rusev. He’s the strongest man in the strongest country, the United States of America. Henry says he means what he says. Rusev thinks because he’s undefeated that he’s invincible, but he’s got another thing coming for him. He’s just opened an international wing in the Hall of Pain, and Rusev will be the first inductee.
Triple H is talking to someone backstage, and it is revealed to be Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says this is business, and she can relate to Nikki Bella’s stories. Whenever employees have problems, her door is always open. She wants to give back. Triple H says she has such a big heart, and he kisses her on the cheek. Stephanie says she can’t wait to see Nikki’s face when she makes the announcement. The announcement is next.
Stephanie McMahon has an announcement concerning the Bella Twins
Stephanie McMahon comes out to the ring looking proud. She says as a principal owner of WWE and one of the most powerful female leaders in the world, it is her duty to recognize and commend Nikki Bella for having the courage to stand up in the face of adversity and tell her story. Stephanie asks Nikki to come out, and she comes out to the ring. Stephanie says Nikki looks stunning. Nikki thanks her for the opportunity to get everything off her chest. It feels so good to have someone support her. Stephanie says it’s amazing, but she didn’t realize how deep the family issues ran. This audience knows what it’s like to be weak and powerless. That was never the case with Nikki. Brie took the spotlight and continues to do so. As a mother, businesswoman, and sister, she’s proud of Nikki. She has three daughters, and she raises them with love and respect. Thank god there isn’t a Brie among the group. Nikki is empowered and the face of the Divas Division. Therefore, she is officially granting her a match for the Divas Championship.
Brie Bella’s music hits, and Stephanie says that music is reserved for Nikki from here on. Brie says this doesn’t concern Stephanie. This is between her sister and herself. Brie asks if this is what it’s about. She’s been telling lies for a Divas Title shot? Nikki turned her life upside down and for what? Nikki says it’s for herself. She says she sees right through Brie, as does Stephanie. Nikki is just counting down the days until her goat-faced husband does too. He’ll divorce her then. She’ll be the next Divas Champion and the Bella everyone is talking about. Brie will just be some memory.
AJ Lee’s music hits, and she skips down to the ring. AJ says to Stephanie, “Hi boss lady.” A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. AJ reminds Stephanie of the number one contender. There is one contender. Since she never got her rematch that is her match. They can all agree that she doesn’t play well with others. AJ tells Stephanie to do what’s best for business – let the Bellas work on their issues elsewhere while leaving the Divas Title to her.
Paige’s music hits, and the WWE Divas Champion skips her way to the ring. Paige says all this talk about the Divas Championship is missing something – the Divas Champion. Nikki takes the microphone and says she’ll make all this go away. She’ll forgive Brie under one condition. Brie has to sacrifice for her like she’s sacrificed for her all these years. She wants Brie to quit. Nikki says she quit for her husband but not for her flesh and blood. Nikki tells her to go to her hole with Bryan and have ugly babies. Nikki screams for her to leave the ring. Brie finally shoves her down, and she knocks Paige down in the process. A “YES!” chant breaks out as AJ takes the Divas Title and looks at it. AJ skips around the ring with the title before standing face to face with Stephanie. They have a stare-down before Stephanie orders her to give her the Divas Championship. AJ hands it over and stares at Stephanie before leaving.
The Miz will host an edition of Miz TV with special guest Dolph Ziggler on WWE Main Event.
Replays are shown of Brie Bella shoving Nikki and Paige down.
Chris Jericho will face Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage Match next week on RAW.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says it appears that a week from today, he’ll be locked in a cage with Chris Jericho like wild animals. One must wonder how far the rat will go to outrun the serpent. Within these steel walls, the world will turn on him. It’s time for Jericho to pay of his sins. Wyatt ends with saying, “Run.”
Replays are shown of Goldust and Stardust attacking The Usos after Jey Uso got counted out in a Tag Title match. Jey’s knee is still wrapped up.
Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso vs. Goldust w/ Stardust
Before the match begins, Goldust says they want to apologize for their actions last week. The Usos then attack them. The referee gets order, and the match begins. Jimmy punches back at Goldust before running into a spinebuster for a one count. Goldust punches away at him before sending him into the turnbuckle. Goldust sends him into the ropes and clotheslines him down for a two count. Goldust applies a chin lock and punches away at Jimmy. They hit the ropes, and Jimmy hits a clothesline, a kick to the midsection, and an uppercut. Jimmy hits a Samoan Drop before hitting a running hip bump. Jimmy hits a superkick, but Stardust puts Goldust’s foot on the bottom rope. Jey goes to attack Stardust, but Stardust kicks him in the knees. Jimmy then takes Stardust out with a flying cross-body over the top rope. Goldust kicks him in the head as he comes back in the ring. Goldust hits the Final Cut for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Goldust
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Goldust checks on Stardust outside the ring before they turn their attention to the injured Jey Uso. Goldust hits a knee-breaker on the apron before Stardust gets a chair. Stardust then hits the knee with the chair. Jey screams in pain as the ringside doctor checks on him. Goldust yells that his time is up.
Replays are shown of Seth Rollins taking out Dean Ambrose two weeks ago. Then a replay is shown of the failed attempt to take out Roman Reigns last week.
Randy Orton, Kane, and Seth Rollins are seen talking backstage.
Big Show and Mark Henry are seen talking backstage. Big Show says Rusev needs to be stopped, but he doesn’t want him to forget about their deal. They have the opportunity to be one of the most dominant tag teams in history. Henry understands that, but he’s got to get Rusev first. Big Show says he’ll be in his corner, but Henry says he needs to do this on his own. Big Show pumps him up and tells him to put Rusev in the Hall of Pain.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way down to ringside to watch the main event. Replays are shown of Triple H saying he’s thinking of making a new number one contender.
John Cena makes his way to the ring. The main event is next.
Paige will take on Brie Bella this Friday night on WWE Smackdown. Next week on RAW, we’ll see Roman Reigns take on Randy Orton in a SummerSlam rematch. We’ll also see Bray Wyatt face Chris Jericho in a Steel Cage Match.
John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton
Roman Reigns will start the match against Randy Orton. They circle the ring, and Reigns punches away at him. Reigns puts him in the corner and shoulders him before punching. Orton head-butts him before having a whip reversed on him. Reigns comes back with a back elbow. Orton quickly kicks and clubs him before sending him into the ropes. Reigns head-butts him for a one count. The fans are chanting, “We want Rollins!” Orton reverses a whip, but Reigns explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Reigns punches Kane off the apron before bringing Seth Rollins into the ring the hard way. Reigns puts Rollins in the corner and punches away at him. Orton turns Reigns around and eats a punch. Reigns then clotheslines Orton out of the ring. Rollins quickly escapes the ring to save himself.
We come back from the break to see Reigns send Kane into the ropes, but he lowers his head and takes a DDT. Kane picks up a near fall. Orton is tagged in, and he kicks Reigns in the midsection before rubbing his knee in his face. Orton hits a European Uppercut before kicking him. Reigns blocks a punch and hits some of his own. Reigns sends him into the ropes, but he misses a clothesline. Reigns hits a clothesline followed by a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner before punching him. Orton sneaks under him and punches the back. Orton then hits his signature backbreaker off the second rope for a two count. Orton then kicks Reigns out of the ring. Rollins is tagged in, and he bounces Reigns off the apron. Rollins sends him into the barricade before throwing him in the ring for a two count. Rollins applies a chin lock, but Reigns fights up and backs him to the corner. Rollins quickly takes him down by the hair and tags in Kane. Kane stomps him a few times and applies a chin lock. Reigns eventually fights up and hits a back suplex. Orton is tagged in, and he stomps Reigns for a two count. Orton kicks him in the head and taunts the crowd. Orton chokes him a bit before Reigns clotheslines him down.
Jericho and Rollins are tagged in. Jericho knocks Orton off the apron and hits a pair of shoulder blocks to Rollins. Jericho ducks a clothesline and hits Kane with a springboard dropkick. Jericho kicks Rollins and hits a bulldog. Jericho hits the Lionsault and applies the Walls of Jericho. Jericho pulls him to the center of the ring, but Orton attacks him from behind. Reigns takes Orton out with a Superman Punch. Kane comes in and Chokeslams Reigns. Cena hits Kane with an AA, and Rollins hits Cena with a flying knee to the head. Jericho quickly rolls up Rollins for a two count. Rollins follows up with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho hits Rollins with a Codebreaker as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Jericho trapped in a chin lock applied by Orton. Jericho chops out of it, but he soon runs into a powerslam for a two count. During the commercial, Orton pulled Jericho out of the ring and sent him into the steps. Rollins is tagged in, and he chops Jericho before punching him. Rollins hits a running forearm in the corner before going to the top rope. Rollins jumps, but Jericho dropkicks him out of the air. Kane is tagged in, and he uppercuts Jericho down for a two count. Kane sends him to the corner and hits a sidewalk slam for another two count. Kane applies a chin lock, but Jericho eventually fights up and chops out. Kane sends him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Jericho jumps into an uppercut, and Kane gets a near fall. Orton is tagged in, and he kicks Jericho before dropping a knee for a two count. Orton clubs Jericho down in the corner before putting him on the top rope. Jericho fights him away and hits a cross-body block for a two count. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen watching at ringside. Kane is tagged in, and he punches Reigns off the apron. Kane goes for a body slam, but Jericho slides off, clubs him, and tags in John Cena.
The crowd erupts as Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a flying shoulder block. Cena hits a back suplex powerbomb before giving Rollins a big boot. Kane goes for a Chokeslam, but Jericho attacks him from behind. Orton attacks Jericho, and they brawl outside the ring. Cena hits a clothesline on Kane before dropping Rollins on the back of his head with a back suplex. Cena hits the AA and stares at Triple H as he does. Cena asks if that’s good enough for them. Reigns is tagged in, and he hits the Spear for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho
Match Rating: ** 3/4
Cena gets in Triple H’s face after the match. Rollins tries to attack him from behind, but Cena gives him an AA on the commentary table. Cena says he’ll defeat Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. Cena’s music hits, and he gets back in the ring to celebrate.
Michael Sam has been invited to Monday Night RAW next week. He’ll be given an open mic to give his thoughts. Randy Orton will take on Roman Reigns in a SummerSlam rematch on that show as well. Finally, Chris Jericho will take on Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage Match.
Quick Match Results
The Miz and Cesaro def. Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus
Naomi, Summer Rae, and Layla NC Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron
Big Show and Mark Henry def. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan via DQ
Jack Swagger def. Curtis Axel via Submission
Adam Rose def. Titus O’Neil
Rusev def. Zack Ryder via Submission
Goldust def. Jimmy Uso
John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho def. Seth Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton
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