WWE Monday Night RAW Results
June 15, 2015
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
In memory of Dusty Rhodes: 1945-2015. The show opens up with a replay of the ten bell salute to The American Dream from last night’s Money in the Bank event. They then play the incredible video tribute to this extraordinary man and his career. The arena is chanting his name at the end of it.
The RAW video plays, and we go into the arena to hear the music of the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. The crowd loudly boos him as he makes his way to the ring laughing and patting his reclaimed WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which is around his waist. Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show. We’ll hear from Rollins, next.
Johnny Manziel is shown at ringside.
Seth Rollins gloats about his victory at Money in the Bank
Seth Rollins thanks everyone for coming out tonight before welcoming them to Monday Night RAW. Rollins then corrects himself and calls the show “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins says he is undoubtedly the best thing about RAW week in and week out. Rollins then reiterates that he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Before he goes any further, he wants to acknowledge his opponent from last night, Dean Ambrose. Ambrose brought the fight to him like never before. Ambrose made good on his promise and brought his “A” game. Still photos are shown of Ambrose in the match. Rollins says as good as Ambrose’s “A” game is, it isn’t as good as his. Last night at Money in the Bank, he made good on his promise and beat Ambrose all by himself in one of the greatest ladder matches in WWE and took back what was his all along, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Rollins says he doesn’t want to brag because he’s only one man. It takes an incredible team to make someone like him thrive. Last night, when he was clutching his title, he had to hold back his emotions thinking about all the people that got him to the very mountaintop he’s at. Rollins claims he’s a first class team player and wants to acknowledge all the people who helped him get to where he is. He’s just a kid from Davenport, Iowa. Think about how far he’s come. Rollins pulls out a list of names, and the crowd begins to boo. Rollins says the crowd is showing a lack of respect. Rollins thanks himself first before saying his name over and over again. Rollins says there is more and doesn’t want to leave anyone out. Rollins then says his name a few more times. He certainly wouldn’t thank “Dumb and Dumber” aka J&J Security. He wouldn’t thank “The Devil’s Favorite Dinosaur.” Hell, he didn’t even need Triple H and Stephanie because that’s how good he is. Rollins says he punched his ticket to the Hall of Fame last night. Parents around the world will name their children after him. Rollins holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and tells Cleveland to take a good look because that’s what a championship looks like. Johnny “Idiot-Face” sitting in the crowd will never bring them a title nor will LeBron James. This is drawing massive heat from the crowd. Rollins says this is the only championship they should be celebrating because he is leaving this piece of crap town and is bringing the title with him.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he comes out to a nice reception from the crowd. Ambrose limps his way to the ring. Rollins meets him halfway, and they begin throwing punches. Ambrose gets him in the ring before immediately clotheslining him over the top rope. Ambrose goes outside, and Rollins kicks him in the injured knee. Ambrose kicks him away before diving off the commentary table with a clothesline. Ambrose throws him into the ring, but Rollins quickly escapes with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose stares at him from the ring as Rollins walks off to the back. Ambrose grabs a chair and throws it into the ring. Ambrose says the title might have literally slipped from his fingers last night when they crashed to the mat last night, but when Rollins was running his mouth before it reminded him how much he’s enjoyed making Rollins’ life a living hell these last few weeks. Ambrose doesn’t want it to end. Ambrose says he’ll take a seat in the great state of Ohio and won’t leave until Rollins gets back here. Ambrose sits in the middle of the ring and waits for Rollins. The crowd is loudly buzzing for Ambrose as he waits for Rollins to come back.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose still sitting in the ring waiting for Rollins to come back.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are talking in their office when Rollins walks in. Rollins asks if they’re really going to let Ambrose sit out there and take hostage of the show. Triple H says it’s been taken care of. Rollins says he beat him fair and square. This is his title and his show. Rollins says they make the decisions, not Ambrose. Stephanie asks if he listens to himself because they do. When Rollins was out there, he said that he doesn’t need them. Rollins backtracks and says he didn’t say that, so Triple H asks if he’s calling his wife a liar. Rollins says he was just out there sticking it to everyone who said he couldn’t do it on his own. Rollins says they are what’s best for business. Rollins tells them to get Ambrose ejected from the building so they can move on. Triple H says they were just talking about his next opponent. It could be anyone, even Ambrose. Rollins asks if he’ll even get a say. Triple H says they trusted him to win all on his own last night, so he needs to trust them.
Ambrose is shown still sitting in the center of the ring. Sheamus’ music hits, and the winner of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match makes his way to the ring with a microphone. Sheamus says they’re very much alike. They both like to fight and made bold predictions at Money in the Bank. The difference is he’s a winner and Ambrose is a loser. At Money in the Bank, Ambrose lost while he became Mr. Money in the Bank. The crowd loudly boos that. Sheamus says this means he’s one Brogue Kick away from becoming the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion anytime, any place, anywhere. It might even happen tonight. The Authority thought it might be a good idea to celebrate this momentous occasion by kicking Ambrose’s head off his shoulders purely for his entertainment. Ambrose tosses the chair aside and waits for Sheamus to get in the ring. Sheamus slowly gets in the ring, and the referee rings the bell. This is an official match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus
Sheamus quickly powers him to the corner and goes after the injured knee. Sheamus takes him down and begins attacking it. Sheamus stomps him down in the corner, but Ambrose comes back with some forearms to the face. Sheamus reverses a whip into the ropes before Ambrose takes him down with forearm. Ambrose punches away at him before Sheamus hits a chop block. Sheamus goes outside and slams his knee off the apron. Sheamus pulls him to the floor before backing him into the steel steps. Sheamus throws him into the ring and stomps the leg. Ambrose ducks a short-arm clothesline before taking him down with a running cross-body. Ambrose hits a running clothesline in the corner. Sheamus counters a bulldog and pushes him into the ropes for a botched Brogue Kick… or something. Ambrose falls out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus stretching out the injured knee. During the commercial, Ambrose hurt himself doing a suicide dive. Ambrose kicks out of the submission and starts punching and chopping away at Sheamus. Sheamus then chop blocks and him and goes for an Irish Cloverleaf, but Ambrose gets out and gets him out of the ring. Sheamus quickly comes back, but Ambrose takes him down with a twisting neckbreaker. Ambrose sidesteps him in the corner and hits a forearm before connecting with a bulldog. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Sheamus cuts him off before hitting a rolling senton. Sheamus then applies the Irish Cloverleaf. Ambrose claws his way to the bottom rope and gets the rope break. Ambrose rolls to the apron, and Sheamus grabs him for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but he stops when the crowd starts counting along. Ambrose then elbows him in the face before hitting his own 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Ambrose avoids a Brogue Kick and snaps him off the top rope before coming off the top rope with a flying elbow for a near fall.
Sheamus quickly kicks Ambrose in the injured knee before hitting a high knee lift. Sheamus hits the ropes, but Ambrose rebounds off the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Sheamus gets out and grabs his Money in the Bank briefcase, preparing to leave. Randy Orton’s music hits, and Sheamus turns to look at him. Ambrose then throws Sheamus into the ring, avoids a Brogue Kick, and rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: * 3/4
Orton immediately gets in the ring and attacks Sheamus. Sheamus tries to escape through the crowd, but Orton grabs him and unloads some uppercuts on him. Orton throws him into the ring post and grabs him as he enters the ring. Orton drops him with a hanging DDT as the crowd is reaching a fever pitch. Orton then drops down, and the place is going nuts. Orton goes for an RKO, but Sheamus pushes him away and escapes the ring with his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Seth Rollins is walking backstage looking at his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Rollins then runs into J&J Security. Rollins laughs at them and says he hates being the guy who says, “I told you so,” but he told them so. Rollins says he beat Ambrose last night without either of them because that’s how good he is. Rollins says he’s willing to bring them back onboard if they have any inside information as to who Triple H and Stephanie are picking as his next opponent. Jamie Noble says if they did know, they wouldn’t tell him, but they should pick the guy who pinned the champion last week, Joey Mercury. Rollins laughs before asking Noble if he’s been drinking too much of his granddaddy’s moonshine. Rollins says no one wants to see a match between him and Mercury. Rollins thinks they’re praying to get their jobs back. Mercury says he thinks Rollins is afraid of him. Rollins goes to speak, but Mercury says he wasn’t finished. Mercury says he’s afraid to get in the ring with him again because no matter what happens, the record books will always show that he lost to J&J Security. Rollins is all by himself and vulnerable. The question isn’t if he’ll lose the title. It’s when. They then walk off.
Michael Cole talks about how difficult the week has been for the WWE crew. Footage is shown of Dusty Rhodes beating Harley Race for the NWA Championship in 1979. A documentary on the life and times of The American Dream will air on the WWE Network after RAW.
R-Truth makes his way to the ring wearing a long white bed sheet, a knock off crown, and holding a plunger as a scepter. Still photos are shown of R-Truth defeating King Barrett on the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show last night. R-Truth will be on commentary for the next match. JBL then informs R-Truth that he’s supposed to face King Barrett. R-Truth can’t believe it. He’s in street clothes and wearing a bed sheet.
R-Truth vs. King Barrett
The bell rings, and Barrett immediately takes him down with a big boot. Barrett punches away at him before setting up for the Royal Bull Hammer. R-Truth then rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: N/A
Barrett immediately takes him down with the Royal Bull Hammer before ripping up R-Truth’s fake crown. Barrett grabs his crown and says this isn’t a joke. He earned the right to be called the King by winning the King of the Ring Tournament. His crown is prestigious, but R-Truth is just making a mockery of it. Now they will all hail King Barrett.
Fandango, Heath Slater, Zack Ryder, Summer Rae, Emma, and Alicia Fox are talking with MGK backstage. Paige walks up and says she wants to have a “team meeting” with the Divas later tonight before walking off. MGK then walks off.
Kevin Owens will be out, next.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. Michael Cole talks about how John Cena his suffered lower back contusions following Owens’ powerbomb into the apron. Owens says John Cena is not here tonight, and the crowd loudly cheers that. Owens says if they want someone to blame for that, then they should look no further than Cena himself. He’s not denying he played a part in what happened to him because he did powerbomb him on the edge of the apron, but Cena forced him to do that. After the match last night, as they shook hands, Cena said something to him that’s the most disrespectful thing he’s heard in his 15-year career. Cena looked at him and said he belongs in this ring in front of these people. Owens says he knows he belongs here. He’s known he’s belonged here the very moment he stepped in a WWE ring. Owens says he sure as hell doesn’t need Cena to endorse him in any way, shape, or form. People want to talk about him being a sore loser, but they should talk about how Cena is a bad winner. Cena could have walked to the back like a gracious winner, but he stood here and insisted he shake his hand. That was not a gesture of respect. That was Cena hogging the spotlight because he always has to be a hero. The fact is Cena disrespected him and he did what he had to do.
Regardless of what happened last night, he still holds a victory over the United States Champion and deserves a rematch. This time when he wins, he wants the United States Title. This is usually the time when Cena’s music hits before issuing an open challenge, but that’s probably not happening, so he will. If anyone wants a piece of Kevin Owens, then let’s do it.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage with Lana before kissing her. Ziggler then leaves her behind. Ziggler says other than kissing Lana, Owens just made his night. Ziggler will never defend Cena, but Owens has a lot of guts standing in the ring talking about sacrifice. Ziggler says he’s scratched and clawed for everything he’s gotten in this business. This city has scratched and clawed for a chance at a championship, so he’ll be damned if he’s not going to give them one right now. If Owens wants a challenger for the NXT Title, he’s looking at him.
Lilian Garcia says that this match is for the NXT Championship, but Owens cuts her off. Owens says he issued an open challenge, but he never said it was for the NXT Championship. If Ziggler wants to face him, it’ll be a non-title match!
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and they start throwing punches. Owens knees him in the midsection and throws him out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a chin lock. My favorite referee, Charles Robinson, is the official for this match. Ziggler fights up and goes for a dropkick, but Owens avoids it. Owens then flattens him with a senton splash for a two count. Owens stomps the ribs before talking trash to the crowd. Owens executes a front suplex on the top rope. Owens tells the crowd to chant louder for Ziggler before hitting a second front suplex on the top rope. Owens picks up a near fall. Owens digs his elbow into Ziggler’s ribs before stomping him. Owens then catches him with a hard suplex into the corner. Owens stomps him while talking trash, telling Ziggler to show off. Ziggler punches back at him before throwing him into the ropes, but Owens hangs on. Ziggler then hits a Cactus Jack-like clothesline over the top rope. Owens punches him at ringside and clubs the back, but Ziggler comes back with some punches. Owens then launches him over the barricade into the timekeeper’s area. Owens gets in the ring and looks for a count-out. Ziggler claws his way back into the ring at nine. Ziggler quickly avoids a senton splash before spiking him with a DDT. Owens bounces out of the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in another chin lock. During the commercial, Owens hit a fall-away slam into the barricade. Ziggler begins to fight his way up as the crowd wills him on. Ziggler then counters out with a jawbreaker. Ziggler elbows him in the face before booting him. Ziggler punches away at him before hitting the ropes and eating a back elbow. Owens charges him, and Ziggler takes him down with a superkick for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Owens counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ziggler counters that into a roll-up for a two count. Ziggler quickly follows up with a famouser for a near fall. Ziggler can’t believe Owens kicked out. Owens pulls himself up on the ropes, avoids a splash, and catches him with a release German Suplex. Owens then connects with a cannonball in the corner for another near fall.
Owens sends him into the ropes for the Pop-up Powerbomb, but Ziggler gets out and connects with the Zig-Zag! Ziggler takes a few moments to recover before covering him for a near fall. The crowd is chanting, “This is awesome.” Ziggler gets him to his feet, but Owens comes back with a kick to the knee followed by a superkick. Owens then sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb to pick up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Owens celebrates with the NXT Championship before getting out of the ring. Owens taunts a little girl wearing a John Cena shirt with the “You Can’t See Me” taunt.
All the divas except for The Bella Twins are talking backstage. Paige walks up and stands on a chair. Paige says they need to take a stand. Their lives and careers have been dominated by The Bella Twins. They’ve made this show all about them. Summer Rae asks if this is because she lost again to Nikki last night. Paige says it’s about them standing together otherwise they’ll never get their moment. Alicia Fox points out that she’s turned on every single partner she’s had. Paige says she hasn’t been the best partner, but The Bellas will chew them up and spit them out. Paige says they need to prove themselves to everyone and The Bella Twins. Naomi says she cannot stand The Bella Twins, but she’s crazy if Paige thinks she’ll boss her around. Paige says she is crazy. She’s so crazy that she challenged The Bella Twins to a 2-on-1 handicap match. She doesn’t have to be out there alone.
The Bella Twins walk up and sarcastically apologize for breaking this up. Nikki says ever since she helped Stephanie McMahon win at SummerSlam last year, she’s been the Divas Champion. It’s not an accident. It’s a free country, so if they want to side with Paige, then they can. All the Divas slowly walk off. Naomi and Tamina linger for a moment before leaving. Paige says this isn’t over, but Nikki says it looks like it is.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Replays are shown from earlier in the show when Orton confronted Sheamus. After Sheamus was defeated by Dean Ambrose, Orton immediately attacked him. Orton will face Kane, next.
Randy Orton vs. Kane
The bell rings, and Orton starts punching and kicking away at Kane. Kane comes back with some uppercuts before sending him into the ropes for a big boot. Kane picks up a two count. Kane hits a low dropkick to the face for another two count. Kane applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up. Kane keeps it held in, and Orton begins to fade away. Orton gets a second wind and fights up again before countering out with a back suplex. Kane avoids a knee drop and hits a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane sends him to the corner and clotheslines him before stomping him. They trade punches before Orton uppercuts him. Orton hits the ropes, but Kane grabs him by the throat. Orton kicks out and kicks him in the chest before hitting a clothesline. Orton clotheslines him in the corner before eating a back elbow. Orton ducks a clothesline and catches him with a powerslam. Kane rolls to the apron, so Orton geos for a hanging DDT. Sheamus’ music hits, and he walks down the ramp. Kane grabs a microphone and says as Director of Operations, he’s decided that the rest of this match will be No Holds Barred!
Orton attacks Sheamus as he tries to get in the ring. Kane uppercuts Orton, and he stumbles into a Brogue Kick. Kane then pins Orton for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Sheamus gets in the ring and holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase while standing over Orton.
Roman Reigns will seek answers from Bray Wyatt for why he attacked him in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match last night.
Kane is walking backstage when Seth Rollins walks up to him. Rollin congratulates him on his victory before saying he must be in a better mood than last night. Rollins reminds Kane that he lost while he beat Ambrose all by himself. Kane might not have the guts to admit it, but he was his biggest doubter. Rollins says his success physically pains Kane because it reminds him of everything he used to be. Kane used to be a champion, a winner, and a man to be feared. Kane says anyone can win one match, but if he truly wants to be the future of WWE, he has to win match after match, night after night. It takes an entire team behind you to do that. If Rollins doesn’t understand that, he’s not an architect – he’s an idiot. No one can do it on their own. Rollins says he can do it on his own. Rollin says Kane wouldn’t understand because he’s always had someone holding his hand, like Paul Bearer and Undertaker. Kane grabs him and warns him to never say anything about his family again. Rollins says he hopes Triple H and Stephanie name Kane as his next opponent. Rollin says Kane needs to be put out of his misery before walking off.
A video is shown of Dusty Rhodes’ Hall of Fame induction speech.
Ryback will be on commentary for the next match. Still photos are shown of The Miz interrupting the Ryback/Big Show match last night at Money in the Bank.
Big Show vs. The Miz
The bell rings, and Miz immediately gets out of the ring to take off his sunglasses. Big Show follows him out, and Miz quickly runs away. Miz gets in the ring and gets out when Big Show gets in. Miz tries to avoid Big Show for a few more moments before Big Show fakes a knee injury. Miz tries to capitalize, but Big Show grabs him and starts chopping the chest before putting his hand over Miz’ face. Big Show shushes the crowd and chops him one more time. Miz quickly boots him in the face, but Big Show comes back by tossing him over the top rope. Big Show chops Miz in front of the commentary table before throwing him into Ryback. Big Show argues with Ryback as Miz crawls in the ring. Big Show is counted out.
Winner by Count-Out: The Miz
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Ryback gets in the ring and goes for a Meat Hook Clothesline, but Big Show gets out of the ring. The Miz is celebrating his win big time as his music plays. Ryback taunts both of them with the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Roman Reigns will be out, next.
Roman Reigns calls Bray Wyatt out
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring looking none too pleased. Reigns will face Bray Wyatt in five weeks at WWE Battleground. Reigns paces in the ring before saying last night was not a good night. Reigns got very little straight, which makes for a long day. That means he’s pissed off. Reigns doesn’t want to wait until Battleground. Reigns says he wants to throw down right now, so Wyatt better get his ass out here right now.
Wyatt’s video flashes, and he’s seen backstage. Wyatt says in the morning, two stars will rise. One will speak the truth while the other tells lies. Reigns tells him to shut his mouth and get out here right now. Wyatt cackles and says Reigns has a fiery temper. Reigns wants answers, but he hasn’t the capacity to comprehend their meaning. Wyatt says it should’ve been him ascending the ladder to retrieve his destiny, but it was Reigns. Two weeks ago, Reigns stole his opportunity. Wyatt says he could have changed things and been the beacon of hope the world needs, but Reigns selfishly denied him. It’s Reigns’ ego that makes him do crazy things. Reigns reminds him of someone he knew a long time ago. He was the chosen one and the people believed he would lead them to paradise. One was chosen while the other was cast aside. Now we know they made the wrong choice. All Reigns needs to do is look outside his window and see this is no paradise. It’s the opposite, just like the two of them. Wyatt is the yin to Reigns’ yang. They balance this out and need each other. That’s how he knew when he saw Reigns climbing the ladder. The justice Reigns used to fight for needed to be sought out. Anyone but Reigns should’ve won. Wyatt says he will destroy Reigns, but not tonight. Wyatt wonders what kind of example they’d be setting with Father’s Day right around the corner. Wyatt then holds up a picture of Reigns and his daughter while singing “I’m A Little Teapot,” the song from Reigns’ commercial with his daughter. Wyatt laughs before saying, “Run!”
Still photos are shown of Twin Magic backfiring on The Bella Twins last night at Money in the Bank. Brie Bella then revealed that Paige didn’t actually pin the champion. Nikki Bella then attacked Paige and pinned her to retain the title. No one knows why Nikki Bella wasn’t immediately disqualified for her sister’s interference.
Paige vs. The Bella Twins
Nikki Bella will start against Paige. Nikki quickly avoids her and tags in Brie Bella. Brie avoids Paige and tags Nikki back in. Nikki does some jumping jacks before being speared. Paige punches away at her before taking a shoulder block. Paige chop blocks her and stomps her before knocking Brie off the apron. Paige knees away at Nikki from the apron before screaming. Brie then sweeps the feet. Nikki pulls her into the ring and picks up a two count. Brie is tagged in, and she takes Paige down with a missile dropkick for a two count. Brie applies a modified chin lock, but Paige fights out. Brie knees her in the midsection before hitting a running knee to the face for a two count. Nikki is tagged in. The Bellas send Paige into the ropes for a double flapjack to pick up a two count. Nikki knees her in the back before applying a head-scissor. Nikki does some push ups while keeping the head-scissor applied. Paige eventually gets out. Brie is tagged in, and The Bellas take each other out with an accidental double clothesline. Paige avoids a splash and clotheslines Brie three times before putting her in the corner. A terrible camera angle shows Paige whiffing a bunch of kicks. Paige throws Brie into Nikki and connects with the Ram-Paige. Nikki breaks up the pin and throws her into the corner. Nikki tags in and connects with a forearm to the face. Nikki then drops her with the Rack Attack for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Bella Twins
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The future of Seth Rollins will be determined later tonight when his next opponent for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is announced. MGK will perform, next.
MGK performs his song “A Little More” for the crowd, which he dedicated to John Cena. Kevin Owens comes out to applaud him, but he wouldn’t shake his hand. MGK pushes him before walking off. Owens then kicks him in the midsection before giving him a powerbomb off the stage! Doctors and EMTs immediately rush to the side of MGK as Owens just stares at him from the top of the stage.
Replays are shown of Kevin Owens powerbombing MGK off the stage.
A clip from “Terminator: Genisys” is shown.
The New Day are in the ring clapping away as the crowd chants, “New Day Sucks.” A pre-taped promo is shown with The New Day. Xavier Woods says they won’t freak out over losing to The Prime Time Players. Kofi Kingston says they’ll spread the message of positivity and get back the Tag Team Titles because today is a new day.
The New Day vs. Neville and The Prime Time Players
A pre-taped promo is shown of The Prime Time Players. Titus O’Neil imitates Road Dogg doing his old introduction for The New Age Outlaws. They then mock The New Day.
Xavier Woods will start the match against Darren Young. Charles Robinson, the best referee ever, is the official for this next match. They lock up, and Young pushes him to the corner. Woods turns him and goes for a punch, but Young avoids it and wrenches the arm. Young reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into the turnbuckle. Young catches him with an inverted atomic drop and a neckbreaker for a one count. Kofi Kingston is tagged in, and Young shoulders him in the injured ribs, which are taped up. Woods is tagged back in, and he punches away at Young before applying a front face-lock. Young comes back with a clothesline and tags in Titus O’Neil. O’Neil gives Young a front suplex on Woods before hitting Kingston with a rib-breaker. Big E runs in, and O’Neil sends him over the top rope. Neville then takes The New Day out with a spaceman plancha.
We come back from the break to see Young trapped in a chin lock applied by Woods. Young fights up, but Woods cuts off the momentum. Big E is tagged in, and he hits snake eyes as the other two kick Young. Kingston is tagged in, and he applies a modified chin lock. Young fights up, but Kingston sweeps the feet. Kingston comes off the top rope with an axe handle for a two count. Kingston stomps him and chokes him in the ropes. Big E is tagged in, and he chokes Young as well. Woods is tagged in, and he applies another chin lock. Young fights out, but Woods kicks him in the knee. Woods then superkicks O’Neil.
Neville is tagged in, and he jumps over Woods before hitting a few quick kicks followed by a dropkick. Neville dropkicks the rest of The New Day off the apron before hitting a flying forearm on Woods. The crowd is really responding to Neville. Neville goes for a German Suplex, but Woods counters into one of his own. Neville lands on his feet and boots him down. Neville goes to the top rope before jumping over Kingston. O’Neil knocks Kingston off the apron. Big E goes for the Big Ending on O’Neil, but it’s countered into a spinebuster. Neville gets in the ring and avoids a roll-up from Woods. Woods quickly takes him down with a reverse STO, but Young breaks up the pin. Kingston is tagged in, and he knocks Young out of the ring. Kingston goes for an inverted DDT, but Neville gets out. Young is tagged in, and he hits the Gut Check on Kingston. Neville is tagged back in, and he hits the Red Arrow for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Neville and The Prime Time Players
Match Rating: * 1/2
Still photos are shown of the John Cena/Kevin Owens match from last night. After losing to Cena, Owens powerbombed him onto the apron. Then earlier tonight, Owens powerbombed MGK off the stage after he dedicated a song to Cena. Michael Cole talks about how MGK is being evaluated by doctors.
Dean Ambrose is playing darts with a picture of Seth Rollins on the board. Ambrose turns and sees Kane in his locker room. Kane says it’s his job to ensure everything in WWE runs smoothly. Ambrose laughs at him and says he was picturing Kane as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Ambrose says Kane is a funny guy. Kane says he has been the champion, unlike Ambrose. Ambrose says that wasn’t the current Kane. That was hellfire and brimstone Kane. Kane says he’s an executive in a global company. Ambrose says what it says on his business card compared to what he actually does are two different things. Kane talks a big game, but in the end he’s loyal to The Authority. That means Kane’s heart isn’t into this. It’s just a job to Kane. Ambrose says this is his life. Last night, he had the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in his grasp. Ambrose liked the taste of it and won’t stop until he gets another taste. Ambrose needs the title and won’t stop until he gets it. That’s what he works for. What does Kane work for? Ambrose walks off as Kane looks conflicted.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen walking backstage. We’ll find out who will be the next contender for Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship, next.
Highlights of some of the incredible promos from Dusty Rhodes are shown.
Seth Rollins’ next WWE World Heavyweight Championship opponent is announced
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring arm in arm. Stephanie apologizes for the actions of Kevin Owens against MGK earlier tonight. Disciplinary actions will be taken against Owens because that’s what’s best for business. When she says that, it’s not a slogan or catchphrase. It’s truly how they run this global property. That’s how they put smiles on people’s faces the world over. Tonight, they have the distinction of announcing who the next challenger will be for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Seth Rollins. She guarantees they made that decision doing what’s best for business. Triple H says a lot of superstars feel they deserve a shot at Seth Rollins and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H assures us that it won’t be Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble, Kane, or Dean Ambrose. Stephanie wonders who it will be.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring smiling. Rollins says it really doesn’t matter who they pick as his next opponent. They’ve been right about him all along. There is nobody on the roster that is capable of taking this title from him. Rollins says he’s every bit as good as they say or better. Whoever they pick as his next opponent, he’ll beat and embarrass them. Rollins says he’ll make them proud. Triple H says he might just do that. While a lot of people have doubted him, he’s proven himself since he won the title at WrestleMania. Rollins has beaten Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, and Dean Ambrose. Last night at Money in the Bank, he did what he said he would do without any help or backup. Rollins has proven his point and arguably never needed anyone’s help in the first place. Stephanie says Rollins is a very polarizing figure. She says some people feel without The Authority that he would be ripe for the picking. Rollins has tested their patience a number of times, so he might have something left to prove. Triple H says they’ve invested everything in the future and in Rollins. Sometimes in life, you have to take a step back and look at your investment. You have to decide if the investment will pay off or if it’s just sunk cost. If you want to know what you have with a lump of coal, you stick it under immense pressure. That pressure does one of two things – it’ll either turn to dust or turn into a diamond that you always hoped it could be. Triple H says the question is if Rollins will crumble or become the diamond they invested in. Triple H says the pressure is on. Rollins nods his head in agreement.
BROCK LESNAR’S MUSIC HITS! Brock Lesnar makes his way out to the stage in a “Suplex City” t-shirt with Paul Heyman. The crowd explodes in a thunderous pop. Rollins looks absolutely stunned. Lesnar and Heyman walk around the ring as the commentators talk about how Lesnar was never pinned at WrestleMania to lose the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar jumps up to the apron and gets in with Heyman. Rollins looks terrified. Heyman and Triple H shake hands. Heyman then shakes hands with Stephanie. The crowd is buzzing as everyone clears the ring but Lesnar and Rollins. A “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Rollins cannot even make eye contact with Lesnar. Lesnar approaches him and stares him down with a smirk. Rollins takes a step back, and Lesnar follows him. Rollins takes another step, and Lesnar does the same. Rollins then backs out of the ring and slowly walks to the back as Lesnar stares at him, never taking his eyes off him. Rollins looks like he’s close to tears. They will face each other in five weeks at WWE Battleground for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar’s music plays, and he continues to stare at Rollins as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus
R-Truth def. King Barrett
Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler (non-title)
Kane def. Randy Orton
The Miz def. Big Show via CO
The Bella Twins def. Paige
Neville and The Prime Time Players def. The New Day
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