WWE Monday Night RAW Results
June 1, 2015
San Antonio, Texas
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Still photos are shown from the main event of WWE Elimination Chamber between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose was initially declared the winner after a second referee ran down and counted the pin. The first referee, who was injured as a result of Rollins’ actions, overturned the call and gave the win to Ambrose by disqualification. Ambrose then stole the title and ran off.
The Authority addresses Dean Ambrose’s theft of the title
The Authority’s music hits. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Seth Rollins, Kane, and J&J Security make their way to the ring looking none too pleased. They get into the ring as the crowd loudly boos them. Stephanie McMahon says just because Dean Ambrose stole the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, it doesn’t make him a champion. Ambrose is like a kleptomaniac; all he can do is steal. Ambrose has stolen the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Rollins’ Money in the Bank contract, and he was arrested for assault last week. Stephanie wonders if they should fine or suspend Ambrose. She then suggests they get rid of Ambrose. Triple H says they won’t have to do that at all. While Ambrose may be crazy, he isn’t stupid. Triple H gave Ambrose until the beginning of RAW to return what does not belong to him. Triple H tells Ambrose to crawl out of whatever little hole he’s hiding in and bring the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with him. Ambrose needs to return it to the champion, and then they’ll discuss what happens after that. A loud “Justin Bieber” chant breaks out. The Authority angrily looks at the crowd. Triple H tells the crowd to shut up before saying to Ambrose that he’s waiting. Finally, Triple H shouts, “Ambrose, get your ass out here now!”
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a huge reception. Reigns gets in the ring and says it seems like San Antonio is happy to see him. Reigns says Ambrose isn’t stupid, and he isn’t here either. Ambrose may never come back unless at Money in the Bank he gets a rematch. Triple H just stares angrily at Reigns. Reigns says Ambrose doesn’t just want any rematch; he wants a ladder match. That way there’s no confusion. Whoever has the title will be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Stephanie says they’re not going to negotiate with low life miscreants like Ambrose and Reigns. Reigns tells her to consider it because that lowlife beat Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Stephanie says he stole it. Reigns says hitting Dirty Deeds and pinning him in the middle of the ring sounds like a defeat. Rollins says he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The crowd chants, “You got beat!” Reigns says the writing is on the wall. Rollins isn’t as good as he thinks he is. Ambrose has beaten Rollins. Reigns himself has beaten Rollins. Rollins isn’t as cool without The Shield. Now he has the tiniest security force on earth. Rollins may be the worst WWE Champion ever.
Rollins angrily says that Reigns can tell Ambrose he has his rematch. Stephanie suggests they let cooler heads prevail, but Rollins insists he knows what he’s doing. Rollins says Ambrose has his rematch. At Money in the Bank, he’ll prove to everyone in the ring he doesn’t need their help. Rollins doesn’t need J&J, and he doesn’t need a 7-foot piece of crap. At Money in the Bank, he’ll prove who the WWE World Heavyweight Champion really is. Rollins then angrily storms off as Triple H tries to stop him.
Stephanie gets in Reigns’ face and wonders who the hell he thinks he is. Triple H stops her and answers her questions. Triple H says this is Roman Reigns, one of the participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in a couple of weeks. That’s the event where you grab a contract, which is good for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship any place, any time. Reigns remembers that contract when Rollins destroyed Reigns’ hopes and dreams with that contract. Triple H remembers it too. Reigns is in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match… maybe. Maybe Reigns won’t be after tonight. If Reigns loses tonight, he’s out of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Reigns loses his hopes and dreams again. Just so there’s no long, drawn out anticipation, Triple H tells him to stay in the ring. He’s going to go find an opponent for him right now. Triple H and the rest of The Authority then leave the ring. We’ll find out who is facing Reigns, next.
King Barrett will be the one to face Roman Reigns. Announced so far for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is Reigns, Randy Orton, Neville, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, and Sheamus. The Money in the Bank briefcase is seen hanging above the ring.
Roman Reigns vs. King Barrett
If Roman Reigns loses this match, he’s out of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. The bell rings, and they circle the ring before Barrett rolls Reigns up for a two count. They circle the ring and lock up. Barrett takes Reigns down before releasing him. Barrett applies a side headlock, but Reigns powers out and executes a headlock takeover for a one count. Barrett fights up to his feet and backs him to the corner. Barrett kicks Reigns down in the corner before punching him. Barrett puts him in the corner and hits a snap suplex for a one count. Barrett reapplies the side headlock, but Reigns whips him off. Barrett shoulder blocks him down and hits the ropes. Reigns tries to catch him with a Samoan Drop, but Barrett wiggles out. Reigns counters a roll-up and kicks him directly in the face. Reigns viciously clotheslines him in the corner before being dropped to the apron. Reigns sidesteps a shoulder thrust and kicks away at Barrett’s chest. Reigns goes to the floor and goes for an apron dropkick, but Barrett rolls out of the way. Reigns throws him back into the ring and clotheslines him over the top rope. Barrett attacks him as he comes to ringside. Reigns sends him into the steel steps, but Barrett leaps over them. Barrett then kicks the steps into Reigns’ knees. Barrett then sends him into the steps.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. Barrett keeps him grounded and really cinches it in. A “Let’s go Roman,” chant breaks out. Reigns fights up and punches out. Reigns sends him to the corner, but he misses a splash. Barrett clubs away at Reigns and knees him in the midsection for a two count. Barrett drives his knee into Reigns’ spine and applies a surfboard stretch. Reigns eventually fights up and punches out. Reigns sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Barrett then runs into a Samoan Drop. They trade punches, and Barrett cuts him off with a kick. Barrett hits the ropes, but Reigns follows him in and clotheslines him down.
Reigns elbows him before hitting a pair of clotheslines. Reigns powers him to the corner and clubs him there a few times. Barrett big boots him before walking into an uppercut. Barrett reverses a whip, but Reigns takes him out with a leaping clothesline for a two count. Barrett goes for The Wasteland, but Reigns slides off. Reigns ducks a clothesline and runs into Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett cannot believe it. Barrett turns his elbow pad inside out and waits for Reigns to get up. Reigns ducks the Royal Bull Hammer, rolls him up, lifts him up with one arm, and slams him down for a near fall. Reigns gets to his feet and punches the mat. Barrett goes to the apron and rakes the eyes. Barrett sets up for the Royal Bull Hammer, but Reigns ducks it and spears him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/2
Roman Reigns retains his spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, which will take place in two weeks. The commentators talk about how it is almost a lock that you will become a champion if you win the Money in the Bank contract.
Still photos are shown of Kevin Owens defeating John Cena in a non-title match last night at WWE Elimination Chamber. Kevin Owens will be out later tonight.
Roman Reigns is walking backstage when Triple H and Stephanie McMahon stop him. They sarcastically congratulate him. Triple H says Reigns is still in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Stephanie says he’ll stay in the match if he can defeat his next opponent, Mark Henry.
Byron Saxton is elsewhere backstage with Nikki Bella. Saxton congratulates her on her win and mentions that she’s the longest current champion in WWE. Saxton asks what’s next for her. Nikki says she’s so proud of what she’s accomplished and is honored to be a part of the Divas division. Paige walks up and says she won a Divas Battle Royal a few weeks ago for a title shot she didn’t get because of Naomi. Now Naomi is out of the picture. Nikki asks if that’s a challenge. Paige sounds a lot like Naomi according to Nikki. Nikki accepts the challenge and suggests they do the match tonight.
Still photos are shown of the WWE Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber match. Ryback won the vacant championship and was given the title by Daniel Bryan.
Ryback makes his way to the ring with the championship. A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out. Ryback says nobody likes an over emotional Big Guy, but he’s proud to be standing here as the WWE Intercontinental Champion. It’s because of the people in the arena that he’s here. When he came back from injury last October, San Antonio gave him a huge ovation. San Antonio reminded him of who he is. Who he is now is the WWE Intercontinental Champion. When it comes to the competition, they know what he says: “Feed Me More!” Ryback will face The Miz with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the line, next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Ryback (c) vs. The Miz
Before the match starts, Big Show’s music hits. Big Show angrily walks down to the ring and gets inside. Big Show stares at Ryback and balls up his fist. Big Show then delivers a Knockout Punch to The Miz. Big Show grabs a microphone and says if anyone is going to beat Ryback for the championship, it’s going to be him. Ryback calls himself “The Big Guy,” but he’s got nothing on The Big Show. Big Show towers over him as the crowd chants, “Feed Me More!” Big Show then leaves the ring as Ryback continues to stare at him.
Roman Reigns will face Mark Henry with his Money in the Bank Ladder Match spot on the line. Nikki Bella will also defend the WWE Divas Championship against Paige later tonight. Kevin Owens will be out, next.
Kevin Owens talks about his victory over John Cena last night
NXT Champion Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. The commentators talk about how Owens defeated John Cena in his debut WWE match. Owens mentions when he says he’s going to do something, he delivers. When he got to NXT and said he’d win the title, he delivered. When he said he was going to take out Sami Zayn, he delivered. When he said he was going to leave John Cena lying at WWE Elimination Chamber, he delivered. A “Fight, Owens, fight,” chant breaks out. Owens says last night was the biggest win of his career so far. He should be on top of the world, but he’s not. The first thing he did was call home. His wife told him how happy and proud she was, which meant a lot. Then he spoke to his son, who is a huge John Cena fan. The crowd loudly boos that. All his son could do was ask if Cena was ok. Owens gets it because his son has been watching Cena for years. Just because he understands doesn’t make it ok. It’s not his son’s fault. It’s blind worship. For the last decade, Cena has been portrayed as a living, breathing real life superhero. While he traveled the world for over ten years honing his craft in hopes of making it to WWE, Cena was influencing his son. That’s when Cena became the hero to his son that he never got the chance to be because he wasn’t featured on WWE television every week. That’s when Cena became “Super Cena.”
A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Owens says he beat Super Cena last night. Those ridiculous words of “Hustle, loyalty, and respect,” are being uttered by an empty shell of a man. In two weeks at WWE Money in the Bank when he beats him again, he’s going to expose the lie of John Cena. Owens will make sure his son watches every single second. If you’re a parent with a kid begging for a Cena shirt or themed birthday party, he suggests they sit their kid down and have them watch. Owens will show that a real role model doesn’t rely on marketing and catchphrases. A real role model says what they’ll do and delivers, just like he does. Owens then holds up the NXT Championship.
John Cena’s music hits, and he comes out to a huge ovation. Cena gets in the ring and holds up the WWE United States Championship. Cena says, “Man, Kevin Owens is a jackass.” Cena tells Owens to stop talking. Owens needs to act like he’s been there before and shut up. After last night, the entire world is talking about Elimination Chamber. People are calling it the debut of the decade. The entire world is talking about Kevin Owens. The crowd chants, “You got beat.” Cena says they are saying the truth because last night in what can be called the most unbelievable debut in WWE history, Owens took him to the limit and beat him. Ever since he’s had this United States Championship, some superstar is going to walk down the ramp and take the title with him. Until five minutes ago when Owens opened up his trap, he was going to walk down, shake his hand, and give him the title because he deserves it. Cena now thinks Owens doesn’t deserve it. Owens also doesn’t deserve the NXT Championship. Owens did win it. It’s not because he’s not a great wrestler. Owens is just too concerned with being a real role model when he’s not even a real man. A real man throws jealousy aside and doesn’t judge another man by how they live their life. Cena wonders if Owens wants to know why his son feels the way he feels. It’s not because of the WWE marketing machine. If that were the case, he’d have an Adam Rose t-shirt, still love the Funkasaurus, and want to play in the XFL. Owens son feels the way he feels because of the people in the crowd, especially the one holding up a sign that says, “I am beating cancer.” They believe because they see him each and every week on this stage deliver. Those corporate slogans and catchphrases weren’t puked up by a bunch of suits. They were created over ten years ago based on how he lives his life inside and outside the ring. Cena says he isn’t taking anything away from Owens. Cena says his undying passion to WWE and the people in the seats every week sets him apart. If he says, “Never give up,” he’s helping people. Cena then tells that person to never give up.
Those three words would amaze Owens on how they can affect people’s lives. It would be like working day in and day out for a decade for an opportunity. Finally, opportunity knocks, and you kick it down and say, “The Champ is here.” That’s exactly what happened to Owens last night. Cena says the three words that define the life journey of Kevin Owens aren’t “Fight, Owens, fight.” Those three words are “Never Give Up.” Cena has a word of advice from man to almost man: think before you speak. Owens said he delivers on every promise, but in two weeks he’ll have to explain how a pretty good wrestler couldn’t keep his promise because he got his ass kicked by a real man! Cena takes off his shirt and prepares for a fight. Owens feigns taking him up on the offer, but he instead walks off to boos from the crowd.
Roman Reigns will face Mark Henry with his Money in the Bank spot on the line. If Henry wins, he’ll be entered into the match. We’ll also see Randy Orton take on Sheamus.
The New Day is in the ring clapping around. Xavier Woods says they showed everyone that they’re for real last night. Woods says Tim Duncan is old, which draws boos from the San Antonio crowd. Duncan needs to retire. Woods says The New Day is hot, and they’re on fire. Kofi Kingston says just like they prevailed at Elimination Chamber last night, nothing will stop him from becoming Mr. Money in the Bank. Kingston then imitates a cash register. Big E says when Kingston becomes Mr. Money in the Bank, they all become Mr. Money in the Bank because New Day rocks! A “New Day Sucks” chant breaks out.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he comes out to face Kingston. Lana walks out with him, and he tells her to stay at the top of the ramp.
Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. The crowd chants, “We want Lana.” Ziggler takes Kingston down and tries to pin him to no avail. Kingston grabs a waistlock as the crowd chants, “New Day sucks.” Ziggler applies a side headlock, but he’s whipped off. Ziggler shoulder blocks him down and hits the ropes. Kingston leapfrogs him twice before eating a dropkick. Ziggler splashes him in the corner and goes for a neckbreaker, but Kingston pushes him off. Ziggler then runs into Kingston’s boots. Kingston kicks away at Ziggler for a two count. Kingston applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Kingston misses a splash, and Ziggler connects with a corner avalanche. Ziggler follows up with a neckbreaker and an elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler counters SOS and flips through a back suplex attempt. Ziggler then spikes him with a DDT for a near fall. Xavier Woods gets on the apron and distracts Ziggler. Kingston rolls him up and grabs the tights, but Ziggler rolls through and grabs the tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Big E immediately smothers Ziggler, and The New Day starts to triple-team him. The Prime Time Players run down to even the odds. The New Day immediately retreats from the ring.
The New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler and The Prime Time Players
We join this match in progress. Titus O’Neil body slams Woods and tags in Darren Young. O’Neil then gives Young a front suplex on top of Woods. Young hits a cannonball for a two count. Young stomps Woods and punches away at him. Woods punches him back and tags in Big E. Young chops and punches him before Big E applies a side headlock. Woods blind tags in, and Big E connects with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Woods stomps away at him. The New Day tags in and out and stomps away at Young. Big E then whips Kingston into Young with a dropkick. Kingston hits a snapmare followed by a running kick to the face for a two count. Young fights up, but Kingston dropkicks him back down. Woods is tagged back in, and he comes off the second rope with a fist drop, but O’Neil breaks up the pin. Woods applies a chin lock, but Young soon fights up. Woods pushes him to the corner and rolls up Woods. Big E blind tagged in and gives him snake eyes for a two count. Big E starts clapping and goes for a big splash, but Young gets his knees up. Young then sidesteps Big E, who hits the ring post shoulder-first.
O’Neil and Woods are tagged in. O’Neil shoulder blocks him and clubs away at Big E. O’Neil clotheslines Woods before clotheslining Big E over the top rope. O’Neil tosses Woods aside before catching Kingston, giving him a rib breaker, and tossing him aside. O’Neil gets the crowd going before splashing Woods and hitting a powerslam. Big E breaks up the pin. Young quickly runs in and hits Big E with a neckbreaker. O’Neil goes to toss Woods, but he counters into a roll-up for a two count. O’Neil picks Woods up and sends him into a superkick from Ziggler. O’Neil then hits Woods with a pump-handle slam for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler and The Prime Time Players
Match Rating: *
The Prime Time Players and Dolph Ziggler do the “Millions of Dollars” taunt. Lana is seen smiling at the top of the ramp.
Nikki Bella will defend the WWE Divas Championship against Paige later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see Roman Reigns face Mark Henry. The winner will be in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Roman Reigns vs. Mark Henry
If Roman Reigns wins, he keeps his spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. If he loses, Mark Henry will take his spot. The bell rings, and Reigns quickly starts punching and kicking him. Reigns stumbles him before going for a body slam, but Reigns collapses under the weight. Henry covers for a near fall. Henry takes him down with a straight right hand before powering him to the corner. Henry rakes his face on the ropes before punching him down. Reigns holds his eye in pain. Henry forearms his chest and talks a little trash. Henry whips him hard to the corner, and Reigns collapses to the mat. Henry covers for a near fall. Henry rips at the eye before putting him in the corner and delivering some shoulder thrusts. Henry head-butts him before hitting a corner clothesline. Henry sends him to the opposite corner, but Reigns sidesteps him. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner and clubs away at him. Reigns hits the ropes and hits a leaping clothesline. Reigns gets fired up, but the crowd is quiet. Reigns then drops him with a Samoan Drop. Henry rolls out of the ring to recover. Reigns goes outside to get him, but Henry drives him spine-first into the ring post. Reigns then bounces back with a Superman Punch. Both men are down at ringside. Reigns just barely beats the count and wins the match.
Winner by Count-Out: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Roman Reigns stays in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match with that victory. Reigns pours water on his injured eye. Henry gets in the ring and drops him with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry follows up with a big splash and angrily leaves the ring.
Randy Orton will take on Sheamus later tonight.
Roman Reigns is walking backstage holding his ribs and rubbing his eye. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk up and says it looks like he’s hurting. Triple H sarcastically congratulates him again. Reigns says, “Let me guess – keep the vest on?” Triple H says it’s crazy how many people want to be in this Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Reigns should lace that vest up really tight and follow the buzzards!
A vignette is shown of some of the WWE Superstars trying to audition to be the Sonic spokesperson. The New Day was absolutely hilarious.
Paige makes her way to the ring. She’ll face Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship, next.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Paige vs. Nikki Bella (c)
They circle the ring and lock up. Nikki powers her into the ropes and gives a clean break. Nikki then pie faces her and does some jumping jacks. They lock up again, and Paige powers her into the ropes followed by a pie face. Nikki smiles at that. They lock up, and Nikki hits a fireman’s carry takedown followed by an arm bar. Paige fights up and forearms out. Nikki counters into a belly-to-belly side suplex for a two count. Nikki then taunts her with some push-ups. Nikki powers her to the corner and hits some shoulder thrust. Nikki hits a snap suplex for another two count. Nikki digs her knee into Paige’s spine and applies a surfboard stretch. Nikki then transitions to a chin lock. Paige fights up, but Nikki knees her in the midsection a few times before hitting a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Nikki then applies a deathlock, but Paige claws her way to the bottom rope. Paige quickly kicks her in the midsection, but Nikki quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Nikki then does some crunches on the floor. Nikki gets in the ring and kicks her. Nikki goes for an Alabama Slam, but Paige rolls through and knees her in the face for a two count. Paige goes for the PTO, but Nikki fights her off. Nikki then drops her with an Alabama Slam for a near fall.
Paige pushes her away and superkicks her down. Paige kicks her again and picks up a two count. Paige is getting frustrated with her inability to put Nikki away. Nikki counters a suplex and knees away at her. Nikki goes for the Rack Attack, but Paige slides off. Paige shoves her to the corner and ducks a clothesline. Nikki kicks her back and goes to the second rope. Paige quickly follows her up and hits the Ram-Paige off the second rope. Nikki rolls out of the ring and switches places with her sister, who was under the ring. Brie Bella gets in the ring and catches Paige with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Bella Twins celebrate their victory, as Paige is irate. Brie even has a fake blonde streak in her hair to look more like Nikki.
Replays are shown of Roman Reigns defeating King Barrett earlier in the night. Reigns then ran through Mark Henry later in the evening. The Authority now has Roman Reigns facing Bray Wyatt with Reigns’ Money in the Bank Ladder Match spot on the line. If Wyatt wins, he’s in the match.
Randy Orton’s music hits. He’ll be in action against Sheamus, next.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
They circle the ring and take a long time before locking up. They tussle to the corner until Sheamus pushes Orton away. They lock up, and Sheamus takes him down by the arm before applying an arm bar. Orton twists out and applies a side headlock, but Sheamus gets to the ropes. They lock up, and Sheamus rolls him up for a one count. Orton ducks a lock up and rolls him up for a one count. Sheamus gets out of the ring to regroup. Sheamus gets back in after a few moments and kicks Orton before applying a side headlock. Orton whips him off, but he’s quickly shoulder blocked down. Orton leapfrogs him and delivers a back elbow. Orton kicks him before delivering an uppercut. Sheamus punches back and kicks him in the knee before kneeing him in the midsection. Sheamus sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Orton then clotheslines him over the top rope. Orton follows him out and punches away at him before going for a back suplex on the barricade. Sheamus rakes the eyes and counters it. Sheamus goes to bounce him off the commentary table, but Orton blocks it and hits a back suplex on the table. Orton then clotheslines him on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Orton trapped in a chin lock. Orton fights up and head-butts out. Orton hits the ropes, but Sheamus comes back with a powerslam for a near fall. Sheamus stomps him in the corner until the referee backs him up. Sheamus blows by the referee and continues to stomp him before taunting the crowd. Orton comes back with some kicks. Orton hits the ropes, and Sheamus flattens him with a clothesline. Sheamus comes off the second rope with a knee drop for a near fall. Sheamus reapplies the chin lock, but Orton fights up and counters out with a back suplex. Sheamus shoulders Orton in the midsection and goes for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Orton elbows him in the face. Sheamus then snaps him off the top rope. Sheamus goes to the top rope and leaps, but Orton ducks. Orton connects with a pair of clotheslines and goes for a powerslam, but Sheamus holds the ropes. Sheamus elbows him and goes for a Brogue Kick, but Orton sidesteps it. Orton then drops him with a powerslam.
Orton goes for a hanging DDT, but Sheamus counters into a rolling senton attempt. Orton slides off and hits a t-bone suplex. Orton hangs him up on the ropes and drops him with a DDT. Orton gets the crowd going and drops down to the mat. Sheamus gets up and pushes off an RKO attempt. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but he hits Orton more with his knee. Orton falls out of the ring. Sheamus follows him out and uppercuts him. Orton blocks a shot into the barricade and sends him into the timekeeper’s area. Orton grabs him, and Sheamus hits him in the midsection with a chair. The referee throws the match out.
Winner by Disqualification: Randy Orton
Match Rating: * 3/4
Orton holds his ribs in pain. Sheamus then drops him with a Brogue Kick on the floor. Sheamus sends him hard into the barricade before sending him headfirst into the ring post. Sheamus sends him into the barricade again until a bunch of referees run out to restore order. The crowd boos Sheamus before he turns around and drops Orton with another Brogue Kick.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Rusev. Rusev comes up to him on crutches. Saxton mention he was unable to compete last night after injuring his foot on Smackdown. Saxton then mentions the situation with Lana. Saxton asks for his current state of mind. Rusev says, “I have nothing. I have no championship. I have no career. I have no woman. I’m just a broken man. I have a broken ankle, broken spirit. I am the one crushed this time, but I see – I know – what I want, what I desire, and I will get back all of it!” Rusev angrily stares at Saxton before hobbling off.
Roman Reigns will face Bray Wyatt in the main event. If Reigns loses, he’s out of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. If Wyatt wins, he’s in the match.
Kevin Owens will host an NXT Championship Open Challenge this Thursday on Smackdown.
Bo Dallas’ music hits, and he sadly makes his way to the ring. Dallas says he tried to help Neville, but now he just wants to hurt him.
Bo Dallas vs. Neville
The bell rings, and Dallas angrily shouts at him before kicking and punching him down. Dallas stomps him down in the corner before delivering a forearm. Dallas elbows him in the face and taunts the crowd. Dallas then sends him over the top rope. Dallas clotheslines him on the floor before talking some trash to him. Dallas rolls him into the ring for a one count. Dallas applies a neck vice. Neville fights up, but Dallas brings him back down. Dallas screams, “Quit! Quit!” Neville fights up and punches out before rolling him off. Neville ducks a pair of clotheslines and hits a pair of flying forearms. Neville kicks away at him and dropkicks him in the head. Dallas reverses a whip, but Neville slingshots over him and does two quick flips to the opposite corner. Neville boots him in the face and goes to the top rope. Neville then connects with the Red Arrow for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Neville
Match Rating: *
Coming up next, Roman Reigns will face Bray Wyatt. This is Reigns’ third match of the evening. If Wyatt wins, he’s in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, and Reigns is out.
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt
Charles Robinson, the greatest referee in the world, is back for another contest. The bell rings, and Reigns lights Wyatt up with a bunch of right hands. Reigns bounces him off the turnbuckle and punches away at him. Reigns puts him in the corner, but Wyatt targets that injured eye. Wyatt clubs him down and head-butts him a few times. Wyatt looks at the Money in the Bank contract above the ring. Wyatt hits a throat thrust followed by a headlock driver into the turnbuckle. Wyatt runs into a right hand. Reigns punches him in the back of the neck for a two count. Seth Rollins, Kane, and J&J Security come out to the stage. Wyatt and Reigns trade punches before Reigns ducks a clothesline. Wyatt then annihilates him with a running body block! Reigns rolls out of the ring to recover. Wyatt follows him outside and clotheslines him on the floor. Rollins claps for him.
We come back from the break to see Wyatt gingerly kicking Reigns in the head. Reigns looks completely exhausted. Reigns fights back, but Wyatt knees him in the midsection and sends him to the apron. Wyatt goes to the apron and dukes it out with Reigns before DDTing him on the apron. Wyatt rolls him into the ring and covers him for a near fall. Wyatt punches him back and avalanches him in the corner. Wyatt taunts the crowd and goes for another avalanche, but Reigns floors him with a clothesline. Reigns sidesteps a charging Wyatt and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Reigns then drops him with a DDT.
Reigns clubs away at him in the corner and punches him out of the ring. Reigns goes outside and takes him out with an apron dropkick to the head. Reigns puts Wyatt in the ring, and Wyatt attacks him coming in. Reigns goes to clothesline him down, but Wyatt counters with his own clothesline. Wyatt then flatten him with a senton splash for a near fall. Rollins and company look anxious at the top of the stage. Wyatt slaps away at him and laughs. Reigns smiles back and slaps him hard. Reigns then drops him with a Samoan Drop. Reigns goes for a Superman Punch, but Wyatt counters with a one-armed slam for a near fall. Wyatt does the crabwalk, and Reigns rolls him up for a two count. Reigns then drops him with a Superman Punch. Rollins, J&J Security, and Kane surround the ring. Reigns scares them off, and Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail. Reigns pushes Wyatt into Kane and spears him for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
The Authority surround the ring, but Dean Ambrose’s music hits. Rollins waits for Ambrose at the foot of the ramp, but Ambrose is on the commentary table. Rollins charges him, but Ambrose leapfrogs him. Reigns and Ambrose fight off Kane and J&J Security. Reigns spears Joey Mercury, and Ambrose drops Rollins with Dirty Deeds. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out to survey the damage. Ambrose holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and taunts them. Reigns and Ambrose leave through the crowd and taunt them.
Paul Heyman is seen walking onto the set with Stone Cold Steve Austin. The podcast is next.
Quick Match Results
Roman Reigns def. King Barrett
Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston
Dolph Ziggler and The Prime Time Players def. The New Day
Roman Reigns def. Mark Henry
Nikki Bella def. Paige to retain the WWE Divas Championship
Randy Orton def. Sheamus via DQ
Neville def. Bo Dallas
Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt
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