WWE RAW Results – 8/25/14 (John Cena returns to action)

WWE RAW Results 8/25/14

WWE Monday Night RAW Results
August 25, 2014
Anaheim, California
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

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

Jerry “The King” Lawler welcomes us to the show. Lawler reminds the viewing audience that John Cena will be invoking his rematch clause at Night of Champions for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar.

Hall of Fame Forum discussing Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena

Michael Cole is in the ring, and he introduces Hulk Hogan to the crowd. Hogan comes out to a tremendous reception. “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is out next, and he receives an equally great reaction from the crowd. Shawn Michaels is the final Hall of Fame panelist introduced, and he gets an awesome reception. JBL reminds the crowds that HBK won his first WWE Championship in this arena in 1996.

The Hall of Famers sit at a commentary table in the ring. Cole mentions that they will be discussing the match-up of Brock Lesnar versus John Cena. Cole mentions that Lesnar defeated Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. Last week, Cena invoked his rematch clause for the title at Night of Champions. Cole asks HBK what he thinks Cena’s chances are of winning. HBK says he wants to be longwinded, but he can’t. With all due respect to John Cena, HBK doesn’t think his chances are good and it won’t happen. HBK says at every point in a man’s career, he comes to a crossroads where he has to make a decision. The three of them had to make it, and now it seems to be Cena’s turn. Hogan says, “Well let me tell you something, brother.” Hogan says you know when it’s your time, and Cena’s isn’t up because he can still go. Cole asks Flair what he thinks, and he agrees with HBK. Flair says he thinks the world of John Cena. Cena is the franchise and a 15-time World Champion whether you like it or not. Flair says he doesn’t feel that Cena will beat Lesnar at Night of Champions.

Cole asks for Hogan’s prediction. Hogan says “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect” isn’t just a marketing logo. It’s who John Cena really is. Cena has heart and won’t stop. Hogan says he’s rooting for Cena. Flair says he likes Cena as well. HBK says it’s not a personality contest. Everyone likes Cena, but it doesn’t change the fact that he doesn’t have a chance. Hogan says he remembers the match from 2012. Lesnar dominated Cena, but he still found a way to beat him. HBK says he has to interrupt Hogan. No one takes a beating like Lesnar gave him and comes out the same. Hogan says he got his hand raised in the beating. This will be the rubber match. Cena will find a way to get his arm raised. Flair asks if Hogan really believes that. HBK says he, Flair, and the people don’t believe it because it’s unbelievable.

John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring looking solemn. Cena gets in the ring, and the crowd is booing him. Cena says everyone is weighing in on him after SummerSlam. Cena mentions the many things he has going against him, including a panel of Hall of Famers. The crowd lightly chants, “Cena sucks” toward him. Cena says he has the utmost respect for the three men in the ring. Every one of them has influenced his life in some way. Shawn Michaels has as a professional and a friend. As for Ric Flair, they’ve had some professional times and some recreational times. Finally, if there were no Hulk Hogan, there would be no John Cena.

Cena says he’s sick of all the talk about what he should do and where he should go. He’s here tonight to say what is going on within himself. Everyone saw SummerSlam. There were 16 German Suplexes. There is no “win some, lose some” excuse or sports cliché that can explain it away. SummerSlam was an ass whooping and an absolute beat down. HBK was as insightful as always. A fight like that does change a man. After being dropped on his head nearly 20 times, when the doctor asked him what he wants to do in the trainer’s room, he said he wants to fight Lesnar again. Cena says he sees how everyone is looking at him. They’re wondering why he wants to take that beat down again. Is he crazy? Cena says he doesn’t plan on taking an ass kicking again. He’s going to bring the fight to Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. Cena knows HBK and Flair have their doubts while he has Hogan’s support. This rematch is the biggest of his entire life. He’s not going to Night of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar. He’s going to Night of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar’s ass. Cena’s music hits, and he quickly leaves the ring.

John Cena will face Bray Wyatt in tonight’s main event. We’ll also see The Usos take on Goldust and Stardust with the WWE Tag Team Championships on the line. Jack Swagger will face Rusev, next.

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Rusev w/ Lana vs. Jack Swagger

Footage is shown of Rusev kicking Zeb Colter in the head at SummerSlam following Swagger’s loss. Colter hasn’t been seen since.

The bell rings, and Swagger quickly attacks with some punches. Rusev quickly powers back with some strikes, but Swagger soon rebounds before knocking him out of the ring with a back elbow. Rusev gets back in the ring, and Swagger clubs away at him before having a whip into the ropes reversed. Swagger ducks a clothesline and takes him down before going for a Patriot Lock, but Rusev crawls away. Rusev takes his time getting back in the ring. Swagger blocks a kick and takes him down with a waistlock takeover. Swagger applies a bear hug, but Rusev quickly gets out of the ring again. Swagger punches him at ringside before bouncing him off the commentary table. Swagger hits him off the ring apron before whispering, “Get in,” and Rusev is rolled back into the ring. Swagger clotheslines him in the corner before bouncing him off the turnbuckle. Swagger talks a little trash before kneeing him in the midsection. Swagger punches him, but Rusev pushes him back and back body drops him ribs first onto the top rope. Rusev then splashes the injured ribs, knocking Swagger out of the ring.

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We come back from the break to see Swagger trapped in a bear hug. Swagger stomps on the bare foot of Rusev before hitting an arm drag. Swagger misses a clothesline, and Rusev takes him down with a rolling wheel kick. Rusev celebrates and taunts the crowd. Rusev points at the flag of the Russian Federation before sizing Swagger up. Swagger then comes back with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Swagger fights up to his feet, ducks a clothesline, and hits one of his own. Swagger hits a corner clothesline before sending him to the opposite corner and connecting with a big boot. Swagger points the American Flag before going for a Swagger Bomb. Rusev tries to counter by getting his foot up, but Swagger counters into the Patriot Lock. Rusev bits his fist to keep from tapping out. Rusev finally claws to the bottom rope and falls out of the ring.

Swagger goes to grab him outside, but Rusev powers him into the ring apron, further injuring the ribs. Rusev does it again, and Swagger slowly rolls into the ring. From ringside, Lana yells, “Rusev – Crush!” Rusev goes for the Accolade, but Swagger counters into a Patriot Lock attempt. Rusev tries to kick him away, so Swagger comes back with a jackknife pin for a near fall. Rusev quickly kicks him in the ribs before getting to his feet. Rusev kicks him a few more times in the ribs before punching away at them. Rusev talks some trash in his native tongue. Swagger defiantly responds by saying, “We the people!” Rusev continues to punch and kick him in the ribs. The referee backs him up, and Rusev catches him some more with some kicks and punches to the ribs. Rusev is absolutely stomping the ribs, only stopping to prevent himself from being disqualified. The referee checks on Swagger before Rusev comes back with more stomps. The crowd boos Rusev before he gets Swagger to his feet and kicks him down. Rusev continues to stomp the midsection, and the referee calls for the bell. Swagger cannot continue the match.

Winner by Referee Stoppage: Rusev
Match Rating: * 1/2

A doctor runs into the ring to check on Swagger, who falls out of the ring. Lana puts the Medal of the Russian Federation around his neck. The flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring as Rusev celebrates.

Jerry “The King” Lawler will be in the ring with Brie and Nikki Bella in an attempt to get them to reconcile later tonight. Rob Van Dam will face Cesaro in a match to determine the number one contender for the WWE United States Championship, next.

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Jack Swagger and his injured ribs are being treated in the trainer’s room. Bo Dallas is seen in the corner smiling at him. Dallas says Swagger has let his country down again. Dallas says he can still bounce back if he can just Bolieve.

Sheamus will be on commentary for the next match. He’ll be scouting his next challenger for the WWE United States Championship.

Winner will be the #1 Contender for the WWE United States Championship
Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam

The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Cesaro ducks a lock up and hits a jab. They circle the ring again, and Cesaro ducks another lock up. Cesaro hits a jab and some kicks before hitting an uppercut. Cesaro points at Sheamus before sending RVD into the ropes. RVD backflips over him before hitting a thrust kick. RVD follows up with Rolling Thunder for a one count. RVD kicks away at him before Cesaro knees him in the midsection. Cesaro punches him down in the corner before pointing at Sheamus again. Cesaro then goes to the apron and hits a double stomp to RVD’s neck. Cesaro hits a guillotine catapult into the bottom rope for a two count. Cesaro applies a neck vice before kicking him in the face for another two count. Cesaro goes back to the neck vice. RVD fights up, and Cesaro knees him in the midsection. Cesaro sends him to the corner, but he misses a splash. RVD kicks him in the face before hitting a split-legged moonsault for a near fall.

RVD counters a whip to the corner with a slingshot attempt, but Cesaro catches him. RVD slides off and hits a springboard thrust kick. RVD goes to the top rope for a Five Star Frog Splash, but Cesaro rolls out of the ring. RVD tries to grab him, but Cesaro snaps him off the top rope. Cesaro quickly gets in the ring, sets him up, looks directly at Sheamus, and hits the Neutralizer for the win.

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

Cesaro quickly runs to the commentary table and grabs the WWE United States Championship. Sheamus thinks he’s messing around and wants his title back. Cesaro throws it right in his face, and Sheamus gets fired up. Cesaro quickly backs away and smiles at him.

Starting next week, we’ll see “Attitude Week” on the WWE Network featuring great episodes of Monday Night RAW from that era. The first 100 hours of Monday Night Nitro will also be in the video library as well as new episodes of The Monday Night War.

John Cena will face Bray Wyatt in tonight’s main event.

Paige is seen skipping backstage. She’ll be in action, next.

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Replays are shown of AJ Lee distracting Paige to cost her a match against Natalya last week on RAW.

Natalya vs. Paige

The bell rings, and Natalya quickly rolls her up for a one count. Natalya grabs her, but the referee backs her up. Paige then annihilates her with a forearm to the face before skipping around the ring. Paige crawls on Natalya before head-butting her a few times. Paige then applies an abdominal stretch. Natalya is trapped in the hold for a while before countering into one of her own. Natalya grabs the leg for leverage. Paige gets out and flips her over. Paige kicks her in the face. Paige hits the ropes, and Natalya takes her out with a forearm to the face. Natalya hits a German Suplex before applying the Sharpshooter. Paige crawls to the ropes and grabs the ring apron. Paige then takes Natalya down and goes for the PTO, but Natalya fights out and reverses into another Sharpshooter attempt. Paige connects with the Paige Turner for the win.

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

Paige smiles and skips around the ring with the WWE Divas Championship. Paige begins to skip up the ramp before stopping when AJ Lee’s music hits. Paige gets back in the ring as AJ smiles at her and skips down to the ring. Natalya takes Paige out with a discus clothesline before leaving the ring. AJ gets Paige to her feet and takes a microphone. AJ calls Paige her “little English muffin.” Paige has told her that they’re frienemies, and she loves her. AJ knows that she’s been sincere, but not as sincere as she is. AJ slowly walks up to her and gives her a hug. Paige looks confused and uncomfortable. AJ lets her go and slowly grabs her hand to kiss it. Paige doesn’t look happy as AJ skips around her and leaves the ring.

John Cena will take on Bray Wyatt later tonight. Coming up next, Seth Rollins will deliver a “eulogy” for Dean Ambrose.

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The Eulogy of Dean Ambrose

Corporate Kane makes his way to the ring in a black suit and tie. A picture of Dean Ambrose is set up on an easel and pair of wreaths are in the ring. Kane says they’re here to honor the memory of the unstable “Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose. Tonight is not a mourning of the departed. It’s a celebration of the future, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins.

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring in a black suit and tie with the Money in the Bank briefcase. The crowd boos Rollins as he stands at the podium in the ring. Rollins bows his head as the crowd lightly chants, “You sold out.” Rollins says he was the leader of the most dominant group in the history of WWE, The Shield. There is a reason that he handpicked Dean Ambrose to be a member of The Shield. Pain and fear were never factors for Ambrose. Ambrose was a courageous fighter, but he had to prove at his expense last week that The Authority always wins. Rollins says it is with a heavy heart that he has the production truck roll footage of the match that the WWE Universe chose as the demise of Dean Ambrose. Footage is shown from last week of Kane giving Ambrose a Chokeslam on the commentary table before Rollins connected with a Curb Stomp. Kane then revealed some cinder blocks, and Rollins hit a Curb Stomp on Ambrose through the blocks.

Rollins laughs heartily before asking if they can imagine the moment of impact when he crushed Ambrose’s skull. Rollins wonders what was going through Ambrose’s mind. Did Ambrose ever think he was in over his head or overmatched both physically and mentally? It’s no secret that those cinder blocks weren’t out there by accident. The headache Ambrose will have for the rest of his life is no accident either. It saddens him that the casualty of Dean Ambrose’s career can be summed up in two simple words: what if. What if Dean Ambrose had known his place? What if Dean Ambrose had recognized his authority? What if Dean Ambrose had simply walked away when he had the opportunity? The real tragedy of all of this is we will never know the answers to those “what ifs.” As far as Rollins is concerned, it is highly likely that you will never see Dean Ambrose again. Rollins says he’s the one who created The Shield, and he is the one who has destroyed it.

Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd! The crowd gives Reigns a tremendous reception. Kane takes off his jacket and tie and meets him at ringside. Reigns punches away at Kane before Kane punches back. Reigns reverses a whip into the steel steps before looking at Rollins. Reigns gets in the ring, and they brawl all around it, knocking over all the eulogy decorations. Reigns sends Rollins into the podium before slamming it into his head. Rollins sidesteps a corner clothesline, but Reigns comes right back with a clothesline. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Kane pulls Rollins out of the ring. Reigns angrily stares at Rollins as he backs up the ramp with Kane.

Replays are shown of the Hall of Fame panel that kicked off the show with Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels talking about John Cena’s chances against Brock Lesnar. Cena then came back and said he was going to Night of Champions to kick Brock Lesnar’s ass.

John Cena will be in action against Bray Wyatt later tonight.

Goldust is talking backstage that they have an opportunity to get what they want. Goldust says their destiny is calling out to them. Stardust says the stars align tonight. Tonight, they become Tag Team Champions. There will be a cataclysmic eruption. Goldust says after tonight, they’ll never forget the name of Goldust and Stardust.

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Jimmy and Jey Uso (c’s) vs. Goldust and Stardust

Stardust will start against Jimmy Uso. They lock up, and Stardust rolls him up for a one count. Stardust applies a waistlock, but Jimmy comes back with a roll up for a one count. Jey Uso is tagged in, and he gives Stardust a forearm. Jimmy tags back in, and he hits a double axe handle to the shoulder. Stardust comes back with some right hands before elbowing him in the shoulder blade. Stardust covers for a one count. Stardust wrenches the arm, but Jimmy sends him into the ropes. Jimmy misses a clothesline, and Stardust curtsies to him. Stardust then sends Jimmy out of the ring. Goldust takes Jey out with a rolling senton off the apron before Stardust takes Jimmy out with a diving clothesline off the top rope. Stardust rolls Jimmy into the ring for a near fall.

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We come back from the break to see Jimmy trapped in a chin lock applied by Stardust. Jimmy fights up and hits an enzuigiri. Stardust quickly clotheslines him down and tags in Goldust, who picks up a two count. Goldust wrenches the arm, but Jimmy fights out. Goldust sends him into the ropes, and they take one another out with a double cross-body block.

Stardust and Jey are tagged in. Jey hits a pair of clotheslines before kicking him in the midsection and hitting an uppercut. Jey has a whip reversed, but he comes back with a dropkick. Jey gets the crowd going before hitting a running hip bump. Jey ducks a clothesline from Goldust and hits a Samoan Drop. Jey then takes Stardust out with a leaping cross-body over the top rope. Jey appears to have tweaked his knee there. They trade punches before Jey puts Stardust in the ring. The referee then counts Jey out before he can get back in.

Winners by Count-out: Goldust and Stardust
Match Rating: * 1/4

Goldust grabs a microphone and says they’re not doing it like this. This was their one opportunity for the WWE Tag Team Championships, and Jey Uso got himself counted out on purpose. Goldust wants a rematch right now. Jimmy and Jey argue with them before Goldust and Stardust viciously attack them. They punch and throw Jimmy out of the ring before sending Jey hard into the turnbuckle. Goldust and Stardust then wrap the leg around the ring post and slam it off. Goldust punches away at him before Stardust gets in the ring and stands over Jey. Goldust and Stardust challenge Jey to get up.

Jerry Lawler will look for Brie and Nikki Bella to reconcile later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll hear from the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar.

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Seth Rollins is backstage with Kane yelling that they have to do something about Roman Reigns. Reigns is too stupid to understand that what they did to Dean Ambrose is exactly what they’ll do to him. Kane says Reigns will compete in a match against Seth Rollins and himself. Kane says their business with Reigns ends tonight.

A pre-taped promo from Brock Lesnar is shown. Lesnar says, “Well it’s the greatest thing that I’ve ever accomplished. In my mind, I came back to this company with one goal in mind, and that was to conquer the WWE Universe and once again become the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World. I hit John Cena with an F-5 right off the bat. I gave him a chance to lay on the mat and just stay down. That’s all he had to do, but instead this ‘no give up’ bullshit takes over. Quite frankly, I don’t think it did him any favors.” Paul Heyman says, “Brock Lesnar is a beast.” Lesnar says, “In my mind, I was inflicting the right amount of pain I wanted to inflict on John Cena.” Heyman says, “The only reason why John Cena survived the beating at SummerSlam is because Brock Lesnar unfortunately took pity on John Cena and decided to end the fight.”

Footage is seen of Triple H announcing that Cena would be invoking his rematch clause at Night of Champions. Heyman says, “And now, talk about humiliation. My client is humiliated by the fact that John Cena would dare invoke this rematch clause. How dare you, sir. Are you out of your mind? Do you understand the unrepentant beast that sits before you right now? This was a bad mistake, Mr. Cena. I’m a huge fan of yours, but this was a bad mistake.” Lesnar says, “I don’t know if your dad sat at the edge of your bed when you were just a little boy and filled your ear full of all kinds of garbage. ‘Little Johnny, some day you’re going to grow up and become a man. But someday, you’re going to run into a guy that is going to knock your ass down, and you’re going to stand up, and he’s going to knock your ass down, and you’re going to stand up, and he’s going to knock your ass down, and then he’s not going to let you up.’ You’re not going to get up, John Cena. It’s over, my friend. I don’t feel bad for you because the last twelve years, that’s what you’ve been living on. Then Brock Lesnar shows up. John Cena, mark my words, Night of Champions is going to be your last night in this universe. Game over. Almost brings a tear to my eye.”

Brock Lesnar will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena at Night of Champions.

Dolph Ziggler’s music hits. He’ll be in action against The Miz, next.

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Rob Van Dam will face Seth Rollins tomorrow night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on the WWE Network.

The Miz makes his way to the stage in a suit, obviously not dressed to compete. Miz thanks the fans that are not cheering. Miz says he went to Disneyland, but he didn’t have to wait on line. He was whisked to the front where Mickey Mouse asked to take a picture with him. This is one of the perks of being a Hollywood star. The other perk is having a stunt double. Miz introduces a man who is playing the part of The Miz in this match, his stunt double, Damien “Mizdow.” Damien Sandow comes out dressed as The Miz with his bizarre ring jacket on. They even do stereo Miz mannerisms on the way to the ring. The Miz joins the commentary table where JBL hugs him.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow

Charles Robinson, the best referee ever, is the official for this match. Sandow asks for time to remove his sunglasses. When Sandow turns around after doing so, Ziggler dropkicks him down for a two count. Sandow quickly drives him to the corner and shoulders him in the midsection. Sandow kicks at him before hitting a suplex for a one count. Sandow stomps him before talking a little trash. Sandow yells, “Awesome!” Sandow head-butts him before taking a jawbreaker. Ziggler is sent into the ropes, and Sandow hits him with a back elbow. Ziggler then avoids a knee drop. Sandow misses a clothesline, and Ziggler hits a pair of his own. Ziggler splashes him in the corner before going for a neckbreaker. Sandow pushes him off and dropkicks him in the knee. Sandow applies the Figure Four Leglock, but Ziggler turns it to reverse the pressure. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits the Zig-Zag for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: *

The Miz says, “Well, he’s fired.” The Miz claps for Ziggler while saying his moneymaker is still intact.

Jerry Lawler will host what he hopes to be reconciliation for the Bella Twins, next.

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Still photos are shown of Stephanie McMahon defeating Brie Bella at SummerSlam with help from Nikki Bella.

Brie and Nikki Bella meet in the ring to “reconcile”

Jerry Lawler is in the ring, and he says that one of the most shocking moments at SummerSlam was when Nikki Bella betrayed her twin sister and cost her a match against one of the principal owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon. Lawler could chalk up what Nikki did as a bad decision in the heat of the moment until this moment from RAW last week. Footage is shown of Nikki saying she never had a sister. Nikki then slapped Brie in the face. Lawler says no one likes to see a family torn apart, so hopefully tonight will be the first step in bringing the Bellas back together.

Nikki Bella is introduced first, and she comes out with a sneer on her face. Lawler mentions that the fans are not as forgiving as Brie is toward her. Brie Bella is then introduced, and she comes out to a nice reception. Brie looks very serious and upset as she comes down to the ring. Nikki mentions that she can’t even have her own entrance music. Brie tells her that she can have the “stupid music.” Lawler says this isn’t about entrance music. Brie says this is about the person she trusted more than anyone in the world backstabbing her. She loves her friends and husband, but they’ve been together since before they were born. When her mom was pregnant, she saw an ultrasound of them holding hands in the womb. She knows that Nikki has hurt feeling because she thinks she abandoned her. She quit for the sake of her husband not knowing that that witch, Stephanie McMahon, would mistreat Nikki. Brie apologizes from the bottom of her heart. Forget WWE and Total Divas. This is Brianna speaking to Nicole. Brie says, “Please, I’m sorry.”

Nikki says she doesn’t know what to say except that it’s the biggest load of crap she’s ever heard. She gets it. She’s the selfish, materialistic one while Brie is the innocent, beautiful woman who just wants her family back together. Is that the story Brie is trying to tell? Maybe the fans are stupid enough to believe it, but not her. She knows the real Brie. Brie has always wanted the spotlight and loved more. Nikki wants her to admit that she never cared about her. Brie says this is insane and it wasn’t about her. Nikki says it was always about Brie. Nikki tells her to stop the angel act. Maybe they weren’t holding hands in the ultrasound. Maybe Brie was doing what she does best: holding her back. Nikki says she’s just so done with Brie and their family always treating her like an afterthought. Nikki says she’s also tired of the guys in the audience who have a stupid fantasy of twins. They’re all too fat and ugly to ever have.

Most of all, she’s so over Brie’s scraggly hair, her “save the Earth” crap, her log cabin house, and her troll-faced husband. Brie looks disgusted. Nikki says she’s done playing second fiddle to a sister that never gave a damn about her. Brie says she does give a damn. Nikki says, “Mrs. Daniel Bryan, everyone’s favorite Bella Twin.” Nikki is going to tell them something they don’t know about Brie Bella. Brie stole all her boyfriends when they were young as well as blaming her for all the trouble Brie got into. Nikki says when Brie quit she abandoned her. She was put in 3-on-1 and 4-on-1 handicap matches. All the while, Brie watched it on television. She cared more about trending on Twitter than her. Brie says, “Give me a break, Nikki.” Nikki says she’s one sad excuse of a sister and a human being.

Brie begs her to stop before nearly breaking down into tears. Nikki mocks her by asking if she’s going to cry. Brie begins to cry as Nikki says this is the real “Brie Mode.” Nikki calls her a pathetic hot mess. Lawler tries to calm her down, and she screams, “Stay out of it, old man! Get out!” Lawler slowly leaves the ring. Nikki says as far as she’s concerned, she has no sister. Nikki grabs her by the hair and says she wishes she died in the womb! Nikki pulls her down by the hair, throws her high heels at her, and punches at Brie. Lawler pulls Nikki away, and she slaps him in the face. Nikki continues to punch away at her as referees run down to break it up. Nikki says that Brie is dead to her. Brie is kneeling in the ring crying as Lawler checks on her.

Replays are shown of what just happened between the Bella Twins.

Footage is shown of John Cena from earlier tonight where he said he was going to Night of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar’s ass. Cena will face Bray Wyatt in tonight’s main event. Roman Reigns will face Seth Rollins and Kane, next.

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Roman Reigns vs. Kane and Seth Rollins

Kane will start the match for his team. Reigns kicks and punches him before clotheslining him out of the ring. Reigns then brings Rollins into the ring the hard way. Reigns head-butts him down before punching and kicking him in the corner. Rollins tries to run away, but Reigns grabs him and drives some shoulders into his midsection. Kane quickly attacks him and punches him in the corner. Rollins is tagged in, and he kicks away at Reigns. Rollins hits a running forearm to the face before repeating the move. Kane is tagged in, and he whips Rollins into Reigns, but Reigns counters with a back body drop over the top rope. Reigns hits a big clothesline before powering him to the corner and clotheslining him there. Reigns hits a few more before punching him down. Reigns punches away at him before Rollins grabs him. Reigns quickly drives him into the barricade and apron before slamming him on the apron. Reigns then hits a running apron dropkick to the side of Kane’s head. Reigns gets in the ring and signals for a Superman Punch. Reigns runs into a Chokeslam attempt, but he fights out. Reigns then hits a Spear and covers, but Rollins breaks up the pinfall with a briefcase shot to the head.

Winner by Disqualification: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: *

Rollins slams the briefcase off his chest before punching away at him. Rollins stomps him before throwing him out of the ring. Rollins throws him into the barricade, as Kane stands close by. Kane kicks Reigns in the midsection before revealing some cinder blocks at ringside. Kane holds Reigns over the cinder blocks for Rollins to Curb Stomp, but Reigns uppercuts him out of the air. Reigns punches Kane before sending him into the timekeeper’s area. Reigns hits Rollins with a Superman Punch before sending Kane into the ring post. Reigns then throws him back into the timekeeper’s area. Reigns grabs a cinder block and stalks Rollins, who is struggling to get to his feet. Rollins realizes what’s about to happen. Reigns throws the cinder block, but Rollins ducks. It explodes and a piece hits Jerry Lawler. Rollins scurries away. Reigns then hits Kane with a Superman Punch.

The commentators talk about the WWE Network and the price of $9.99 a month.

Bray Wyatt is seen backstage with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Wyatt says he’s said it before. He believes that John Cena is a shell of a man that never really existed. Now, after his recent run in with The Beast, he believes Cena’s shell is cracked. Now Cena is running around like a wounded animal. What kind of man would he be if he let Cena continue to suffer? Wyatt says he is a man of mercy and will put Cena down by his hand. Wyatt says it’s so much nicer on the other side. Wyatt simply says, “Run!”

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Big Show and Mark Henry will face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan this Friday on Smackdown.

Los Matadores w/ El Torito vs. Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil

Fernando will start against Heath Slater. They lock up, and Fernando takes him down with a shoulder block. Fernando hits a second shoulder block before hitting the ropes and hitting a springboard cross-body. Diego is tagged in. Fernando hits a suplex, and Diego follows up with a slingshot senton for a two count. Slater punches before having a whip reversed. Slater hits a shoulder block and mocks Los Matadores. Diego soon hits a hurricanrana followed by an arm drag. Diego dropkicks Slater. O’Neil distracts him, and Slater hits a crescent kick for a two count. O’Neil is tagged in, and he hits some backbreakers. O’Neil argues with Slater before taunting the crowd. O’Neil slaps him to tag him in. Slater stops him from making the tag a few times before O’Neil tags himself in. O’Neil sends him to the corner and splashes him. They trade punches, but O’Neil slams him onto the top rope and chops the chest. O’Neil tags Slater in, and he whips Diego into him. Diego catches him with a crucifix pin for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores
Match Rating: 3/4 *

Replays are shown of the Hall of Fame Forum where Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels debated about John Cena.

John Cena will face Bray Wyatt later tonight.

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Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas

They circle the ring, and Dallas wants a handshake. Kingston declines and dropkicks him down. Kingston kicks him down, ducks a pair of clotheslines, and hits a cross-body block. Kingston splashes him in the corner, but Dallas soon comes back with a knee to the midsection. Dallas punches him, but Kingston comes back with a springboard dropkick. Kingston punches him in the corner before hitting an uppercut. Dallas reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into the boots. Dallas counters a springboard cross-body by knocking him down. Dallas then hits the Bo-Dog for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Dallas does a victory lap before grabbing a microphone. Dallas says Kingston is not like Jack Swagger. Kingston let himself down while Swagger let down his entire country. They both need to learn to Bolieve! Jack Swagger runs down and hits Dallas with a waistlock takeover.

John Cena will face Bray Wyatt, next.

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Chris Jericho will have Randy Orton on The Highlight Reel next week on RAW.

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

They lock up, and Cena powers him to the corner before hitting some right hands. Wyatt kicks him in the ribs and punches him. Wyatt sends him into the ropes, but Cena comes back with a big clothesline. Cena bounces around the ring waiting for Wyatt to get up. Cena then grabs him and hits a German Suplex. Wyatt looks like he’s out of it on the mat. Cena yells for Wyatt to stay down. Wyatt gets to his knee, and Cena hits him with a snap back suplex. Cena then points at Harper and Rowan. Cena floors Wyatt with a running back elbow before hitting a fisherman’s suplex. Cena stares at Wyatt and again tells him to stay down. Cena viciously punches and kicks Wyatt down in the corner. Cena hits a running knee to the face as the referee tries to hold him back. Wyatt looks like he may have a concussion. Cena hits him with a German Suplex before looking at him and mouthing, “Stay down, boy.” Cena then runs him over with a clothesline. Cena goes for another German Suplex, but Wyatt elbows him in the face and splashes him in the corner. Cena quickly comes back with a double leg takeover. Harper and Rowan then run in to help.

Winner by Disqualification: John Cena
Match Rating: * 1/2

Big Show and Mark Henry run down to even the odds. They attack Harper and Rowan as we go to commercial.

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John Cena, Big Show, and Mark Henry vs. The Wyatt Family

We join the match in progress. Big Show body slams Erick Rowan before dropping an elbow. Big Show puts him in the corner before punching him down. Big Show shushes the crowd before chopping the chest. Big Show repeats it, and the fans are finally coming to life after nearly three hours. Mark Henry is tagged in, and Big Show whips him into Rowan for a splash. Henry punches Rowan in the corner before backing up. Henry runs into a boot, and Rowan clotheslines him down for a two count. Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he kicks and punches at Henry. Luke Harper is tagged in, and he steps on Henry before applying a chin lock. Harper knees him in the face before he can get up. Rowan is tagged in, and he body slams Henry! Harper is tagged back in, and he splashes Henry in the corner. Harper hits a running elbow to the head before running into a boot.

Big Show is tagged in, and he hits Harper with a clothesline and a shoulder block. Big Show puts him in the corner and hits a running butt bump. Big Show hits the ropes, and Harper dropkicks him down! Rowan is tagged in, and he big boots Big Show. Wyatt is tagged in, and he punches and kicks at Big Show. Wyatt hits a senton splash for a near fall. Rowan is tagged in, and he drops a knee. Harper is tagged in, and he whips Rowan into Big Show. Rowan then whips Big Show into Harper’s big boot for a near fall. Wyatt is tagged in, and he kicks Big Show in the face. Wyatt pushes him and talks a little trash. Big Show then surprises him with a Chokeslam.

Cena and Harper are tagged in. Cena hits a clothesline before clotheslining Rowan off the apron. Cena hits Harper with a German Suplex before clotheslining Rowan down. Cena hits a headlock takeover on Harper before punching away at him. Cena then applies the STF for the win.

Winners by Submission: John Cena, Big Show, and Mark Henry
Match Rating: * 1/4

Rowan runs in, and Cena hits him with an Attitude Adjustment. Big Show and Henry send Wyatt into the ring, and Cena hits him with an AA as well. Cena then picks Harper up and hits him with an AA to finish off The Wyatt Family. Cena then celebrates and poses for the crowd.


Quick Match Results

Rusev def. Jack Swagger via Referee Stoppage
Cesaro def. Rob Van Dam (#1 Contender for US Title)
Paige def. Natalya (non-title)
Goldust and Stardust def. Jimmy and Jey Uso via CO (WWE Tag Titles)
Dolph Ziggler def. Damien Sandow (non-title)
Roman Reigns def. Kane and Seth Rollins via DQ
Los Matadores def. Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil
Bo Dallas def. Kofi Kingston
John Cena def. Bray Wyatt via DQ
John Cena, Big Show, and Mark Henry def. The Wyatt Family

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