WWE Monday Night RAW Results
June 8, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
John Cena’s music hits, and the WWE United States Champion makes his way to the ring as the crowd sings that he sucks. The stage is decorated with numerous ladders indicating that WWE Money in the Bank is just days away. Byron Saxton is on commentary as Booker T is preparing for Tough Enough, which debuts in two weeks. Still photos are shown of Kevin Owens pinning John Cena at WWE Elimination Chamber with a Pop-up Powerbomb. They’ll face in a rematch this Sunday. Cena says, “The Champ is here!” The crowd loudly boos that. Some of the biggest moments in WWE history are not defined by a championship; it’s simply the will to win. Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock, The Streak, and the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. This Sunday, seven superstars will get in the ring and let it all hang out not for a championship but for an opportunity. Also this Sunday, two champions will enter this ring for the most anticipated rematch in WWE history. It’s not for a championship but for an opportunity to stake their claim. Kevin Owens had an unbelievable debut at Elimination Chamber, but he also thinks Cena is full of crap. This Sunday, Owens fights to prove that Cena’s time is up and Owens’ time is now. This Sunday, he’ll fight to prove that his time isn’t up; he’s just getting started. Cena fights for the fraternity that believes what he believes. He fights for those who think “impossible” is just a word. He even fights for those that chant he sucks. Cena waits for a chant to fire up, but it only kicks up lightly. Cena says whether they’re remixing his theme music, chanting, or making fun of his t-shirt, they know in their cold heart of hearts that there is no safer bet than him. After Elimination Chamber, everyone was talking about Kevin Owens vs. John Cena. This Sunday, they’ll be excited, astounded, and entertained, but they’ll be reminded that he is the standard bearer and the face that runs this place. He is John Cena.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and the NXT Champion makes his way out to the stage. Owens says all Cena is doing is proving his point. Cena really is delusional. Cena is delusional if he thinks he’s going to beat him this Sunday at Money in the Bank. Cena is also delusional if he thinks people want to see him come out at the beginning of RAW and issue an open challenge for the WWE United States Championship. People have been watching him come out at the beginning of RAW for the last ten years and are a little tired of it. Owens suggests they try something different and have an NXT Championship open challenge. Cena says, “Mr. Owens, that is actually one hell of an idea. For the first time ever on RAW, the NXT Championship is up for grabs right here in an open challenge. That’s a hell of an idea. I accept!” Owens laughs and gets in the ring. Owens reminds him that he’s being delusional because they’re fighting this Sunday so Cena can’t fight him tonight. Cena criticizes him for issuing an open challenge for anyone but him. Cena says when he holds up the championship on RAW and issues an open challenge, it’s for anyone that wants to fight. Fighting is what Owens does best, and that challenge goes for him as well.
Cena says New Orleans is the place to be, and he’s still the man to beat. Cena officially opens the United States Championship Open Challenge right now. Cena finishes by saying, “You want some? Come get some.” Owens says he’ll ignore all of that and let the next superstar that comes down the ramp choose what title they want to fight for.
Neville’s music hits, and he’ll be answering the challenge. Neville gets in the ring and looks at both men. Neville says he’s answered the United States Championship Open Challenge and would love to fight him for the title again one day. However, ever since Owens has become the NXT Champion, he thinks it gives him a license to disrespect the superstars and fans of WWE. The truth is this: Owens may call himself a prizefighter, but he’s not worthy of that prize. As a proud, former NXT Champion, Cena knows what he has to do. Neville says he’s here to beat Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship.
Neville will face Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship, next.
Lilian Garcia does the formal in-ring introductions for both Kevin Owens and Neville. John Cena will be on commentary for the match.
NXT Championship Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Neville
The bell rings, and Owens immediately gets out of the ring to collect his thoughts. Owens stares at Cena, who rises from his seat. Neville gets out of the ring and punches him. Owens kicks him and gets in the ring. Neville gets in the ring and kicks him in the face before hitting a running hurricanrana that takes him out of the ring. Neville then takes him out with a moonsault plancha. Neville rolls him into the ring for a one count. Neville connects with a double stomp and a standing shooting star press for a two count. Owens quickly takes him down with a stiff right hand before kicking away at him. Owens punches away at him and chops him in the corner. Owens punches him down and taunts the crowd. Owens connects with a short-arm clothesline. Neville tries to fight back with a punch, but Owens pushes him to the corner and punches him down. Owens connects with a cannonball in the corner for a near fall. Owens taunts the crowd again before hitting a front suplex onto the top rope. Owens then taunts Cena. Owens kicks and punches away at Neville before sending him to the corner with a hard Irish whip. Owens applies a chin lock, but Neville soon fights up and punches out. Neville hits the ropes, but Owens catches him and hits a gut-buster before following up with a senton splash for a near fall. Owens is furious that he kicked out. Owens clubs him as he tries to fight back before talking trash to him. Owens chops the chest before Neville fights back with some kicks. Owens punches him down and chokes him on the ropes. Owens connects with a back suplex for a two count. Owens then throws him over the top rope and taunts the crowd.
We come back from the break to see Neville fight up from a chin lock and connect with a jawbreaker. Owens quickly clubs him and sends him to the apron. Neville goes for a slingshot maneuver, but Owens catches him in a fireman’s carry. Owens does the “You Can’t See Me” taunt, and Neville counters him with a big spike DDT. Owens fights his way up to his feet first. Neville kicks away at his legs before eating a back elbow. Owens hits the ropes and charges, but Neville pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Neville goes to the apron and hits a springboard moonsault block that misses his target a bit. Neville throws him into the ring and catches him with a waistlock, but Owens elbows him off. Owens drops him on the apron, and Neville takes him down with a springboard missile dropkick for a near fall. Neville tries to whip him into the ropes, but Owens doesn’t budge. Neville kicks him and goes for a whip, but Owens twists through. Owens ducks a kick and connects with a pumphandle neckbreaker for a near fall!
Owens stares at Cena before eating a kick from Neville. Neville then sidesteps him and connects with a snap German suplex. Neville then catches him with a deadlift German suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Neville goes to the top rope, but Owens crotches him up there. Neville hits a quick kick to the temple and Owens goes down. Neville goes to the top rope and attempts the Red Arrow, but Owens moves. Neville lands on his feet and immediately floors him with a superkick. Neville immediately goes back to the top rope, but Owens gets up and hits the ropes to knock him to the canvas. Owens then sends him to the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, which gets him the win.
Winner and still NXT Champion: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Cena gives him a polite standing ovation. Owens holds up the NXT Championship, and Cena holds up his United States Championship. Owens holds the ropes open for Cena. Cena slides under the bottom rope and stares at him. Owens gets on the apron, does the “You Can’t See Me” taunt, and leaves up the ramp talking a little trash. Cena’s nose looks cut up with some dried blood.
Still photos highlight the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Seth Rollins (the champion) and Dean Ambrose. Rollins threw the referee into the path of Ambrose’s flying elbow. A second referee ran down and counted the pin for Ambrose. Ambrose was initially declared the champion until the first referee came to. The first referee then awarded Ambrose the match via disqualification. Rollins retained the championship. Ambrose said he won the match, so he’s taking the championship. Ambrose then left through the crowd with the title. Last Monday on RAW, The Authority called Ambrose out. Roman Reigns answered for him and issued a challenge for a ladder match. Rollins granted Ambrose the rematch for the title in a ladder match. Rollins walked off on The Authority after saying he didn’t need anyone’s help.
Seth Rollins will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose in a ladder match this Sunday at WWE Money in the Bank. An Instagram photo posed by WWE shows Ambrose posing with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Bourbon Street earlier in the day.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are looking at their phones when Seth Rollins walks in. They’re looking at Dean Ambrose’s photos in New Orleans with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Rollins says Ambrose is rubbing it in their faces. Rollins asks, “What are we going to do about this?” Triple H wonders if he has a mouse in his pocket because there is no “we.” Stephanie says he made it clear that he doesn’t want nor need anyone’s help. When it comes to Ambrose, he’s on his own unless he wants to reconsider his position. Rollins says he meant every word of what he said about J&J Security and Kane. Rollins says he never needed that 7-foot piece of crap’s help. Rollins says he’s always had the utmost respect for Triple H and Stephanie. Triple H says he doesn’t need their help. Stephanie says he doesn’t need their help. Rollins will defeat Ambrose this Sunday all on his own. Rollins asks if they’ll be there. Stephanie says they’ll be there to observe because he can beat Ambrose all on his own. Triple H also says they’ll let him pick his opponent to show them what he can do on his own. Rollins sheepishly thanks them before getting a little more fired up. Rollins says he won’t let them down. Triple H says they’re banking on it.
Replays are shown of The Bella Twins pulling off twin magic to defeat Paige in a WWE Divas Championship match. Paige said on Smackdown that she’s going to change the world of the Divas division.
Renee Young is backstage with Nikki Bella. She asks for her reaction to Paige’s statement. Nikki says that Paige is projecting her frustration and disappointment onto her and her sister. Paige is so naïve and expects everything to be handed to her. The Bellas have never held anyone back. They’ve taken on all comers. Tonight, she’ll face Summer Rae, one of the divas Paige claims is a victim of her holding the divas back. Paige will face her again in another opportunity for the Divas Championship this Sunday at Money in the Bank. Paige may not like the world she lives in, but it’s not due to lack of opportunity. Paige just isn’t good enough to change it. Paige says this is her house. Maybe this is her house, but she’s living in the Bella’s world.
Summer Rae makes her entrance. She’ll face Nikki Bella, next.
Summer Rae vs. Nikki Bella
The bell rings, and they circle the ring and lock up. Nikki quickly rolls her up for a one count. Nikki rolls her up again for another one count before catching her with a body slam for a two count. Nikki then drops down and does some push-ups. Nikki applies a waistlock, but Summer elbows her in the head. Nikki reverses a whip to the corner, but she runs into a boot. Summer takes her down with a clothesline for a two count. Summer applies a chin lock, but Nikki fights up and elbows out. Summer quickly takes her down by the hair for a two count. Summer takes her down with a spin kick, but Nikki kicks out. Paige is seen watching the match backstage. Summer smothers her in the turnbuckle before running into a back elbow. Nikki connects with a jumping kick off the second rope. Nikki then hits the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Replays are shown of Roman Reigns competing in three matches last week on RAW. Reigns defeated King Barrett, Mark Henry via Count-Out, and Bray Wyatt to keep his spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Roman Reigns will be out, next.
Another Instagram photo of Dean Ambrose is shown of him playing a pink saxophone with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder on Bourbon Street.
Roman Reigns talks about the Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The Money in the Bank briefcase is seen hanging over the ring. Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Reigns walks around the ring as the crowd is mixed toward him. Reigns says there was a time he absolutely hated that briefcase. Reigns hated the contract inside and everything it stood for. Looking at it now, it doesn’t seem so bad now that it isn’t connected to the biggest jackass in WWE history, Seth Rollins. Reigns says it’s time to talk about him making history when he goes through six superstars, climbs the ladder, and takes the contract this Sunday. The day will come when he’ll cash in and have a match against the man who is walking out of Money in the Bank with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Dean Ambrose.
Kane’s music hits, and the Director of Operations comes out to the ring. Kane says he believes, based on Reigns’ track record, that anyone stands a better chance of winning than Reigns. Reigns acts like his failures are a motivational tool to help him win. Kane sees it as a weakness, which he exploited on Smackdown when he gave him a Chokeslam to hell. The Authority has put him in the Money in the Bank match to protect their interests. His job is to win. Reigns says it’s not Sunday – it’s Monday. Reigns wants to use Kane to show New Orleans how he breaks jaws.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring. Ziggler says Kane won’t get in the ring. Old Corporate Kane doesn’t do anything unless The Authority pulls his string. Ziggler says Kane is more like a hardware store. Kane throws wrenches into plans, hammers out problems, and screws people over. Kane is without a doubt the greatest tool of The Authority. Ziggler then corrects himself and says Kane is the biggest tool in WWE. Ziggler says he’s on a role. He’s got a ten-minute comedy set at some club, he’s got a hot Russian lady by his side, and this Sunday he’ll do what he’s done before: he’ll climb the ladder, grab the contract, and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Kane says even the most common household tool can be used in the most sadistic way. Kane warns them to watch their mouths. Everyone competing in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match will be in singles matches against each other tonight.
R-Truth’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage. R-Truth says he conquered his fear of ladders at WrestleMania. Kane cuts him off and says he’s not even in the match this Sunday. R-Truth looks confused and asks if he’s sure. Kane assures him he’s not in the match. R-Truth says this is on him and apologizes to New Orleans before walking off.
Kane tries to continue on, but The New Day cuts him off. The crowd loudly chants, “New Day Sucks!” Big E tells them to simmer down. Big E says The New Day is here before telling Kofi Kingston to tell the world what will help him climb the ladder. Kingston says the Power of Positivity will help him. Kingston says when he becomes Mr. Money in the Bank, they all become Mr. Money in the Bank. That’s because “New Day Rocks.” Kane clears his throat and tries to continue, but Sheamus’ music hits to interrupt. Sheamus says the fact that any of them believe they’ll win the Money in the Bank contract puts a smile on his face. It’s the same smile he had after he bounced Randy Orton around the ring last Monday on RAW. The WWE Universe deserves a true icon as champion. Sheamus is just one Brogue Kick from becoming the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion once again.
Kane asks if there’s anyone else that wants to interrupt him. No one comes out. Kane says there are two other men in the match. One is the Neville, and the other is Randy Orton. Orton makes his way to the ring to a big pop. He’ll be in action against Sheamus, next.
Replays are shown of Sheamus hitting Randy Orton with a chair last Monday on RAW before taking him out with two Brogue Kicks.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
Charles Robinson, the greatest referee ever, is the official for this match. The bell rings, and Orton immediately begins punching Sheamus. Sheamus rolls out of the ring to recover, but Orton follows him. Orton uppercuts him and puts him back in the ring. Sheamus immediately rolls out and walks around. Orton follows him as Sheamus gets back in the ring. Sheamus kicks him as he gets back in and goes for a rolling senton, but Orton counters into his patented backbreaker. Orton stomps Sheamus’ limbs as he rolls out of the ring. Sheamus hobbles around a bit before pretending to get in the ring. Orton goes outside, and Sheamus punches him a few times. Orton then reverses a whip into the barricade before clotheslining him on the floor. Orton rolls him into the ring as the crowd chants, “Randy.” Sheamus kicks him back before punching away at him. Orton fights back and head-butts him. They trade uppercuts before Orton kicks him down. Sheamus rolls out of the ring again to recover. Sheamus gets on the apron, and Orton snaps him off the top rope. Orton goes to the floor and punches away at him as he hangs on the apron. Orton gets back in the ring and sends him to the corner. Orton then runs into a back elbow. Sheamus connects with a knee lift before hitting a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Sheamus knees away at the spine for a two count. Orton uppercuts him, but Sheamus catches him with a drop-toe-hold followed by an arm bar. The crowd chants for Orton, who gets to his feet. Orton dropkicks him down before punching away at him in the corner. Orton punches away at him in the corner, but Sheamus takes him down. Sheamus runs into a boot, and Orton goes to the top rope. Sheamus then knocks him off the top rope to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Orton trapped in a chin lock. Orton fights up and punches out. Orton hits the ropes, but Sheamus turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Sheamus asks if the crowd is entertained before covering Orton for a two count. Sheamus reapplies the chin lock, but Orton fights up and punches out. Sheamus then floors him with a powerslam for a two count. Sheamus punches him down a few times and talks some trash. They begin trading punches before Sheamus knees him in the midsection. Sheamus sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines before ducking one and hitting a powerslam. Orton runs into Sheamus’ boots, but he soon sidesteps him and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Orton then hits an exploder suplex. The crowd really comes to their feet as he hits a hanging DDT. Orton then drops down and stalks him. Sheamus pushes an RKO attempt away. Orton sidesteps a Brogue Kick and clotheslines him over the top rope. Sheamus drives Orton into the ring apron before throwing him over the commentary table. Sheamus grabs a chair and waits for Orton to get up. Orton punches him, takes the chair, and throws it into his midsection. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Sheamus
Match Rating: * 1/2
Orton sends him into the barricade before bouncing him off the ring post. Orton slams him off the commentary table before hitting a back suplex onto it. Orton then sends him into the ring steps before stomping his head on the steps. Orton rolls him into the ring and drops him with an RKO! The crowd loudly applauds him as he poses on the turnbuckle.
An Instagram photo is shown of Dean Ambrose riding a mechanical bull while wearing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Seth Rollins is looking at his cellphone when J&J Security walks in. Jamie Noble says he knows it’s been a rough week. When people are angry, they say a lot of things they don’t mean. Noble says Rollins knows that Joey Mercury is sensitive. They have nothing but confidence in Rollins. They would be honored to be in his corner at Money in the Bank and tonight. Rollins says he doesn’t care if they forgive him. They would be nothing without him. He plucked them from obscurity and made them his security team because he felt sorry for them. He made them relevant. All he wanted was some competency. If they weren’t the biggest morons in the history of WWE, maybe Dean Ambrose wouldn’t be running around the French Quarter with his title. Noble says, “Well boss, I only have one thing to say about that: screw you.” Noble says he would never be champion without them. They’re The Shield 2.0. What kind of man is Rollins? He’ll turn on them like he did to the original Shield. Rollins wouldn’t last a minute if The Authority weren’t backing him. Rollins says The Authority gave him permission to pick his opponent, and he picks the two of them. Rollins will prove how good he is by beating them in a 2-on-1-handicap match. Rollins slaps him, and Noble slaps him back. Mercury finally speaks. Mercury says, “Hey! You think we’re a couple of jokes? We’re not. We’ve had your back since day one. Tonight, we’re kicking your ass!” J&J Security walks off.
Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler
The match begins, and Ziggler punches away at him. Ziggler ducks a clothesline, but Kane catches him. Ziggler slides off and dropkicks him. Ziggler hits a second dropkick before splashing him in the corner. Ziggler goes for a second splash, but Kane uppercuts him out of mid-air. Lana is seen watching from the ramp. Kane stomps away at him before uppercutting him down again. Kane chokes him on the ropes before punching him in the back of the head. Kane goes for a suplex, but Ziggler twists out. Ziggler punches away at him before sending him to the corner for a clothesline. Kane takes him down with a corner clothesline for a two count. Kane then applies the chin lock. Ziggler fights out, but Kane soon takes him down with a back suplex for a two count. Kane kicks away at him as the crowd chants, “We want Lana!” Kane punches him down in the corner before the referee backs him up. Kane stomps him in the head before body slamming him for a two count. Kane sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ziggler has a whip to the corner reversed, and Kane floors him with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Ziggler quickly comes back with a big DDT for a two count. Kane counters a Zig-Zag and big boots him down for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler elbow out of a bear hug. Kane powers him to the corner before running into a back elbow. Ziggler dropkicks him into the turnbuckle before hitting a sloppy famouser for a near fall. Kane blocks a superkick and goes for a Chokeslam, but Ziggler gets out and superkicks him down. Lana is seen smiling at that. All of a sudden Rusev hobbles down the ramp on crutches and talks with her. Lane argues with him and tries to walk off, but he blocks her exit. Lana slips off the stage and twists her ankle. Rusev stares at her as she grabs her ankle before hobbling off. Ziggler tries to leave the ring, but Kane grabs him. Kane then gives him a Chokeslam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: *
Rusev begins laughing and shouts at Lana as referees and doctors tend to her. Ziggler goes over to check on her. Lana is clutching her ankle in pain and says she isn’t ok.
Another Instagram photo is shown of Dean Ambrose posing with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Bourbon Street.
Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury are talking strategy backstage. Mercury says he’s too confident. That’s where he’ll slip up.
Coming up next, we’ll see an episode of Miz TV with guests Ryback and Big Show.
The doctor is seen putting ice on Lana’s ankle. Dolph Ziggler is standing by her and puts a jacket around her.
Miz TV with special guests Ryback and Big Show
The Miz welcomes everyone to the most must see talk show in WWE history. Miz says he should be standing here as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, but this happened last week: a replay is shown of Big Show returning and knocking Miz out before challenging Ryback. Miz says his lawyers are contemplating what form of legal activity he’ll take against Big Show and Ryback, who probably put Big Show up to it to avoid fighting him.
Ryback’s music hits, and the new WWE Intercontinental Champion comes out to deafening silence. Ryback tells New Orleans to wake up. A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out as Ryback sits down. Ryback says Miz is talking about being robbed. The only person who was robbed last week was him. He was robbed of the pleasure of meat hooking his face off. Miz says he’s the host and Ryback is the guest. Miz reminds him that he’s a former WWE Champion. Ryback cuts him off and says he knows Miz’ resume. Miz is a former champion and main evented WrestleMania. His former stunt double Damien Sandow outperformed him, outclassed him, and outwrestled him each and every night he was with him. Miz angrily shakes his head. Ryback says he should be thankful for what Big Show did to him. If he had to wrestle him, he’d have taken years off Miz’ career. Miz says Ryback is ugly and doesn’t realize the value of having a good-looking face. Ryback asks the crowd if they think Miz has a nice face. Miz tells them to be quiet. Miz says this is his moneymaker. Big Show stopped him from defending his championship against a megastar.
Big Show’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Big Show sits down and stares at Ryback. Big Show says the chair won’t break. Out of all the tag team partners he’s had, Miz is the one partner he hated immediately. He’s a 7-foot, 450-pound giant. Big Show says if he wants to break something, he’ll break it. If he wants to take something, he’ll take it. Ryback says he doesn’t need any motivation to fight Big Show. Ryback isn’t afraid of him like Miz is. If Big Show wants the title, it’s right here. Ryback holds the title up in Big Show’s face. A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out. Big Show says Ryback is always trying to put a positive spin on things. Ryback has overcome adversity, but he can’t stop a giant. Big Show says he’ll beat him at Money in the Bank. Miz tries to goad Ryback into fighting Big Show. Big Show says if he opens his mouth one more time, he’ll shut it permanently. Miz attacks Big Show from behind, but he’s swatted away. Big Show knocks Ryback down before throwing Miz out of the ring. Ryback then kicks Big Show and gives him Shell Shocked! Ryback gets a big “Feed Me More” chant going as his music plays.
A replay is shown of Seth Rollins challenging J&J Security to a match for later tonight.
An Instagram photo is shown of Dean Ambrose trying to hitchhike a ride back to the arena to see Seth Rollins vs. J&J Security.
Los Matadores vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Erick Rowan will start the match against Diego. Diego punches him and jumps off the second rope, but Rowan catches him. Diego gets out and tags in Fernando. Fernando hits a rolling senton off the top rope for a one count. Fernando applies a side headlock before being whipped off. Rowan clotheslines him down, and Luke Harper tags in. Harper whips Rowan into Fernando before dropping him with a big boot for a near fall. Rowan tags back in and hits a big splash for a two count. Rowan digs his temples into Fernando’s head before knocking El Torito off the apron. Fernando tries to fight back before dropkicking him in the knee. Diego is checking on El Torito. Harper tags back in. They drop Fernando with a 3D for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Diego gets in the ring and tries to fight them, but he eventually eats a 3D for his troubles. Harper grabs a microphone and says, “Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. The time to pay for your sins is coming. The judgment is waiting at your door.” Rowan says it’s ok to be afraid because they should be.
Seth Rollins is putting tape on when Kane walks in laughing about how Dean Ambrose has been all over New Orleans with his title. Kane says he’s here to wish him luck. Rollins says luck is for losers. Rollins says he’s facing J&J Security. He doesn’t need any luck. He’s the champ. Kane says he’s in a no win situation. Things can go one of two ways. One – Rollins pulls off a miracle and beats Dean Ambrose on his own. Then he’ll face Kane when he cashes in the Money in the Bank contract to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The title will stay in The Authority, and he’ll be the future. The second scenario is Ambrose beats him and he cashes in on him. It’s a win-win for Kane. Rollins says he’s expecting Ambrose to be here later tonight. If Kane actually manages to win the Money in the Bank contract, he dares him to cash it in on him. He’ll gladly put his boot in Kane’s ugly, disgusting face. Kane says while Rollins is out there on his own, this ugly face will be in J&J’s corner.
An Instagram photo is shown of Dean Ambrose outside the arena. He bought a ticket from a scalper.
A preview for Ted 2 is shown.
Big E w/ The New Day vs. Titus O’Neil w/ Darren Young
They lock up, and O’Neil powers him to the corner. Big E powers out and hits a belly-to-belly side suplex for a one count. Big E punches away at him before kicking him in the ribs. Big E claps rhythmically before punching away at him. Big E chokes him in the corner before clubbing him down. Big E applies an abdominal stretch before slapping his ribs to the tune of “New Day Rocks.” Big E punches him and claps away. O’Neil puts him in the corner and chops him down. O’Neil tosses Big E aside before hitting some shoulder blocks. Big E slides out of a powerslam before getting driven into the corner. O’Neil shoulder and punches him before sending him to the corner. O’Neil splashes him in the corner and runs him over with a shoulder tackle. Xavier Woods pushes Darren Young at ringside. O’Neil is distracted by this. Big E then hits the Big Ending for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big E
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to face Kofi Kingston. This match is next.
King Barrett will face R-Truth on the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show.
Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day vs. Roman Reigns
The bell rings, and they both look up at the Money in the Bank briefcase. They lock up, and Kingston wrenches the arm. Kingston applies a side headlock, but Reigns rolls him off and drops him with a shoulder tackle. Kingston applies a hammerlock before going to a side headlock. Kingston flips through a back suplex attempt before being taken down. Kingston rolls out of the ring to recover and talk strategy. The New Day surrounds Reigns. Kingston then takes Reigns down with some kicks as Big E and Woods get off the apron. Kingston takes him down and punches away at him as Woods shouts the message of positivity. Kingston hits the rope and nearly takes a Samoan Drop before sliding off. Kingston punches away at him before being annihilated by a clothesline. Reigns then clotheslines him out of the ring. Reigns slams him off the commentary table before slamming him off the apron. Reigns then dropkicks him in the head. Reigns gets in the ring and goes for a plancha, but The New Day moves. Reigns puts the brakes on before he does it. Reigns then jumps off the steel steps and knocks Woods down. Kingston then dropkicks Reigns down at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. Reigns fights up and punches out. Kingston dropkicks him down for a two count. During the commercial, Big E clotheslined him on the floor. Kingston stomps Reigns a few times before kicking him in the spine for a two count. Kingston reapplies the chin lock. Reigns fights out, but Kingston takes him down. Kingston goes to the top rope and takes him down with a double axe handle for a near fall. Kingston sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns gives him a back elbow, sidesteps a splash, and clotheslines him down. Reigns hits a second clothesline before powering him to the corner. Reigns splashes him before missing a Superman Punch. Reigns connects with a powerslam on Kingston for a near fall. Reigns counters SOS with a roll-up into a slam for a two count. Reigns punches the mat, and the crowd starts booing. Reigns punches Big E off the apron and scares Woods away. Kingston rolls Reigns up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Kingston boots him in the face and jumps off the top rope into a Superman Punch for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: *
Reigns walks around ringside before grabbing a steel chair. Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he walks down one of the aisles with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, a soda, and a giant bag of popcorn. Reigns hands him the chair to sit on. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are watching when Seth Rollins walks in. They remind him that Ambrose is here before sending him out of the room. Rollins faces J&J Security, next. We’re going to commercial at 10:56 PM EST.
MGK (Machine Gun Kelly) will guest star on RAW next week.
Seth Rollins vs. J&J Security w/ Kane
The bell rings, and the main event of the evening is starting at 11:03 PM EST. Dean Ambrose is seen watching at ringside. J&J Security will compete in their street clothes. Rollins will start against Joey Mercury. They lock up twice, and Rollins pushes him away. Rollins wrenches the arm before Mercury twists out, kips up, and yanks away at the arm. Rollins quickly takes him down and pushes him away. Jamie Noble tags in. Rollins applies a side headlock before Rollins whips him off for a shoulder block. Rolls throws him out of the ring before throwing Mercury out as well. Rollins invites them back into the ring as they talk strategy with Kane. J&J and Kane get on the apron and surround him. Kane distracts the referee as J&J double-team Rollins. Rollins gets out of the ring to recover. Rollins is right back Ambrose, who pours popcorn on Rollins. Noble rolls Rollins into the ring and whips him into the ropes before Mercury dropkicks him for a no count. Mercury connects with an arm drag followed by an arm bar. Rollins takes him down with a short-arm clothesline before knocking Noble off the apron. Rollins throws Mercury out of the ring and throws him into the barricade. Rollins slaps him before stomping him and throwing him back into the barricade in front of Ambrose. Ambrose taunts Rollins with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Rollins rolls Mercury into the ring connects with a running forearm. Rollins stomps Mercury a few times before kicking him down. Rollins viciously whips him into the corner before stepping on his face. Rollins sends him into the ropes, but Mercury comes back with a sunset flip for a two count. Rollins quickly takes him back down and applies a chin lock. Ambrose roots Mercury on. Mercury drops Rollins to the apron before avoiding a flying knee. Rollins knocks him down, but he misses a splash in the corner.
Noble is tagged in, and he takes Rollins down with a forearm before clotheslining him. Noble shoulder blocks him down and does a juke. Noble connects with a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Ambrose cannot believe it. Noble goes to the top rope as the fans chant, “You still got it!” Rollins crotches him up there, and Noble falls to the mat. Rollins goes to suplex him in the ring, but Mercury grabs his leg. Noble nearly picks up the win. Rollins counters a roll-up and kicks him in the face. Mercury has a back suplex countered, and Rollins takes him down. Rollins hits Mercury with a turnbuckle powerbomb into Noble before throwing him out of the ring. Rollins stands over Noble and talks trash before slapping him. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Ambrose jumps the barricade. Ambrose throws the championship into the ring, so Rollins lets go. Mercury tags in and rolls Rollins up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: J&J Security
Match Rating: *
J&J Security celebrate their win with Kane as Rollins furiously kicks the ropes. Rollins holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and taunts them. Ambrose runs into the ring and connects with Dirty Deeds before picking up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose stands over Rollins before leaving with the title. Ambrose grabs a ladder and sets it up on the ramp. Ambrose poses at the top of the ladder with the title as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Kevin Owens def. Neville to retain the NXT Championship
Nikki Bella def. Summer Rae (non-title)
Sheamus def. Randy Orton via DQ
Kane def. Dolph Ziggler
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan def. Los Matadores
Big E def. Titus O’Neil
Roman Reigns def. Kofi Kingston
J&J Security def. Seth Rollins
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