WWE Monday Night RAW Results
June 22, 2015
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena. Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the crowd immediately gets to their feet. Lesnar makes his way to the ring in a “Suplex City” shirt, which is customized for Indianapolis. Paul Heyman accompanies him to the ring. A replay is shown of Triple H introducing Lesnar as Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship opponent last week on RAW. They will face at WWE Battleground. Heyman grabs a microphone, and the crowd gives him a nice hand. A “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Heyman starts by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and tonight, as his advocate, it is my honor and my pleasure to give to you the official return to Money Night RAW of the beast, the conqueror, Brock Lesnar!” Heyman says for those who may be a first time viewer or have been wondering how RAW has survived without him, perhaps they’ll take his suggestion and watch a refresher course of the last time Lesnar got his hands on someone on RAW. A video package highlights the events from the night after WrestleMania 31. Lesnar attempted to invoke his rematch clause, but Seth Rollins wound up denying him. Lesnar then assaulted Booker T, JBL, Michael Cole, and a cameraman. That led to Stephanie McMahon suspending him indefinitely.
Heyman says there is no mystery or cliffhanger here. How did he negotiate Lesnar’s return to WWE? What they want from the unrepentant beast is an apology. Not in writing or in private. The demand for him to return is for him to apologize in public right here, right now, tonight. The crowd boos this. The crowd starts to chant, “No!” Heyman says if Lesnar does not apologize to Michael Cole and JBL, then he will not be allowed to return to WWE and will not get a title shot against Seth Rollins at Battleground. Booker T is away filming WWE Tough Enough. Byron Saxton is on commentary in his place. Michael Cole says this isn’t necessary. Lesnar looks toward Cole and JBL. Heyman talks to him, and Lesnar gets out of the ring. Cole and JBL seem very nervous. Lesnar comes around the table to JBL and stares at him. Lesnar then extends his hand, and JBL shakes it. Lesnar then looks at Cole, who seems absolutely terrified. Lesnar comes around to him, and Cole is stuttering and not making eye contact. Lesnar shakes Cole’s hand before giving him a headlock and a noogie. Lesnar then sits him down and asks if they’re good. Cole says they are. Heyman says his client has complied with the terms and conditions for his return to WWE.
Heyman says it is incumbent on him to also offer a public apology in advance for what his client is going to do to that slimy, repulsive, repugnant, dirty, lousy, rotten, parasitic thief Seth Rollins, the champion who won the title from the challenger. Rollins has been protected in NXT from day one and protected by his brothers in The Shield. The Authority has protected Rollins as well for selling his long-term soul for the short-term gain for being listed in the history books for holding the title in 2015. When The Authority made the decision to sacrifice the future of WWE to the conqueror Brock Lesnar, that’s what’s “Beast for business.” Rollins may think he’s flying into Battleground on July 19, but all he has is a “one way, all expenses paid, first class ticket to Suplex City, bitch!” Heyman says all accommodations are not courtesy of Mr. McMahon and his billions. It is not courtesy of J&J Security, who beat Rollins, Kane, who wants to eat him, or the WWE Universe who are dying for someone to defeat him. They are courtesy of the conqueror of The Streak, the beast of Battleground, and the future reigning, defending, WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar! Lesnar’s music plays, and they leave the ring.
Roman Reigns will face Sheamus later tonight on RAW. Dean Ambrose is seen walking backstage. He’ll face Kane, next.
Dean Ambrose vs. Kane
The bell rings, and Ambrose applies a waistlock. Kane elbows out and sends him into the ropes for a back elbow. Kane connects with a back suplex for a one count. Kane uppercuts him a few times before landing a few punches. Kane puts him in the corner and uppercuts him. Ambrose turns him around and connects with some chops and jabs. Ambrose backs up and eats an uppercut. Kane stomps him before choking him with his boot. Kane sends him into the ropes, but he misses a clothesline. Ambrose hits a clothesline, but Kane doesn’t go down. Ambrose tackles him into the corner and rubs his forearm on his face before punching away at him. Ambrose then bits his forehead. Ambrose punches and chops him before running into an uppercut for a two count. Kane sends him into the ropes, but he misses a clothesline. Ambrose takes him down with a running cross-body block and punches away at him. Kane rolls out of the ring to recover. Ambrose follows him out, but Kane uppercuts him. Kane puts him in the ring, but Ambrose kicks him in the chest as he attempts to get in. Ambrose then connects with a leg drop to the back of the head. Ambrose goes for a plancha, but Kane sidesteps him. Kane then throws him into the steel steps.
We come back from the break to see Kane head-butt Ambrose. Ambrose blocks a shot into the turnbuckle and starts to fight back. Kane pushes him into the corner and connects with a sidewalk slam for a two count. During the commercial, Kane connected with a nice big boot. Kane applies a knee-to-the-back chin lock. Ambrose fights up and connects with a sloppy jawbreaker. Kane quickly kicks him and hits a slow motion running DDT for a two count. Kane punches him in the back of the head and uppercuts him. Kane hits a back elbow and another uppercut. Kane sends him to the opposite corner and hits a clothesline. Kane sends him to the opposite corner again, but Ambrose elbows him in the face. Kane pushes him into the ropes, but Ambrose connects with a twisting neckbreaker.
Ambrose punches and chops Kane to the corner, but he has a whip reversed on him. Ambrose boots him in the face and hits a missile dropkick. Ambrose hits a running forearm and goes for a bulldog, but Kane punches him off. Ambrose sidesteps him and rolls him up for a two count. Ambrose then pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ambrose hits a baseball slide before running off the apron with a diving elbow. Kane throws Ambrose into the ring, but he quickly gets out with a clothesline. Ambrose throws him into the ring, and Kane tries to catch him with a Chokeslam. Ambrose elbows out and rebounds with a clothesline. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Seth Rollins’ music hits. Rollins marches down the ramp, and Ambrose waits for him. Kane turns him around and goes for a Chokeslam, but Ambrose fights out. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and catches Rollins with a suicide dive. Ambrose punches Kane and goes to the top rope. Ambrose kicks Rollins in the head, and Kane connects with a weak Chokeslam off the top rope for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: * 1/4
Seth Rollins smiles and points at Kane. Kane looks confused over Rollins aiding him to pick up the win. They’ve been having more than a few problems in the past few weeks. The commentators speculate that he is trying to extend an olive branch.
Still photos are shown of Kevin Owens attacking John Cena following their match at WWE Money in the Bank. Owens then powerbombed him into the apron. John Cena will return later tonight.
Seth Rollins and Kane are walking backstage. Rollins says when they work together like that they can’t be stopped. Kane wonders what he’s talking about. Rollins says it’s time to get the band back together. They need to stop the bickering. Kane says after all the disrespect Rollins has shown him, why would he help him? Kane then says Brock Lesnar is back and Rollins needs help to keep his title. Rollins wonders if Kane is insinuating that he’s afraid of Lesnar. Rollins says he beat Lesnar for the title and will destroy him. Rollins almost says he doesn’t need Kane, but he stops. Rollins says this is about family and extends his hand. Kane just walks off on him. Rollins looks frustrated about that.
Still photos are shown of Roman Reigns nearly winning Money in the Bank, but Bray Wyatt interfered and knocked him off the ladder. Replays are shown of Reigns calling Wyatt out on RAW, but Wyatt appeared on the titantron. Wyatt said he would destroy Reigns before showing that he’s holding a picture of Reigns and his daughter. Wyatt did the same on Smackdown to cost Reigns a match. They will face at WWE Battleground.
The Prime Time Players make their way to the ring. They’ll be in action, next.
A video is shown of Titus O’Neil receiving the Dad of the Year award in Winter Park, Florida.
The Ascension vs. The Prime Time Players
Titus O’Neil will start the match against Konnor. Konnor punches him and sends him to the corner, but O’Neil slingshots over him and hits a body slam. O’Neil does his taunt and drops a leg. Darren Young is tagged in, and O’Neil gives him a front suplex onto Konnor. Young hits a seated senton and tags O’Neil in. Young taunts Viktor, and he runs in only to be caught by O’Neil. O’Neil then tosses him out of the ring. Konnor turns him, and they exchange punches and chops. The New Day is seen watching backstage. Konnor tags in Viktor, who kicks O’Neil in the chest. Viktor stomps away at him and chops him. Konnor tags back in and stomps him down in the corner before covering for a two count. Viktor drops a fist, but Young breaks it up. Konnor continues to work over O’Neil and applies a chin lock. O’Neil fights up and connects with a back suplex.
Young and Viktor are tagged in. Young hits a clothesline and some jabs before clotheslining him down. Young hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex before knocking Konnor off the apron. Young catches Viktor with a northern lights suplex, but Konnor breaks it up. O’Neil hits Konnor with a spinebuster before Viktor knocks him out of the ring. Young then catches Viktor with a Gut Check for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Prime Time Players
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Sheamus’ music hits as The Prime Time Players are still in the ring. Sheamus walks right by them. Sheamus will face Roman Reigns, next.
Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns
They bell rings, and they lock up. Reigns powers him to the corner, but Sheamus quickly powers out. They lock up again and go into the ropes. Sheamus shoves him, and Reigns applies a side headlock. They circle the ring, and Sheamus kicks him before applying a side headlock. Reigns powers him off and connects with a right hand. Reigns then slams him down with a Samoan Drop. Sheamus rolls out of the ring to recover. Sheamus grabs the leg, but Reigns viciously kicks him off. Reigns slams him off the commentary table before throwing him back into the ring. Reigns puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Sheamus reverses a whip into the corner and clotheslines him down. Sheamus powers him into the corner and punches away at him. Reigns punches him, but Sheamus comes back and knees him in the face. Sheamus sends him to the corner and hits a running shoulder. Sheamus hits the ropes, but Reigns takes him down with a back elbow. Reigns grabs him on the apron, but Sheamus snaps him off the top rope. Sheamus uppercuts him and hits a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Sheamus stomps him before going for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Reigns blocks after four and elbows him in the head a few times. Sheamus quickly pulls him face first into the turnbuckle and hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker.
We come back from the break to see Reigns fight up from a chin lock and punch out. Reigns clotheslines him down twice before having a whip reversed. Reigns takes him down with a leaping clothesline before clotheslining him in the corner. Reigns clubs him ten times in the corner, and Sheamus slumps down. Reigns goes outside and goes for an apron dropkick, but Sheamus clotheslines him out of mid-air! Sheamus goes outside and throws him into the barricade. Sheamus puts him in the ring and covers for a two count. Sheamus applies a side headlock, but Reigns fights up. Sheamus counters back with three Irish Curse Backbreakers for a near fall. Sheamus goes for the Cloverleaf, but Reigns punches out. Sheamus quickly takes him down and goes for a Cloverleaf, but Reigns claws to the ropes. Sheamus counters with a guillotine catapult into the bottom rope before finally applying the Cloverleaf. Reigns twists out and punches him. Sheamus quickly takes him down with an Irish hammer. Sheamus waits for him to get up and forearms him in the back a few times. Sheamus asks if the crowd is entertained, and Reigns elbows him in the face a few times. Reigns then drops him with a back suplex.
Reigns boots Sheamus in the face and elbows him before hitting another back suplex for a two count. Sheamus reverses a whip into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns then connects with a clothesline over the top rope that takes them both over. Reigns dropkicks him in the head before hitting a leaping clothesline on the commentary table. Reigns gets in the ring, and Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron. Wyatt is sitting at a table with a children’s tea set. Wyatt tells Reigns to find him and insinuates that he is with his daughter. Reigns runs out of the ring and goes to the back. The camera pans out and shows a rocking chair. Wyatt says, “See? I told you he would come!”
Match Rating: * 3/4
Replays are shown of what just happened with Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt.
Reigns is seen looking around for Wyatt backstage. Wyatt’s voice is heard, and Reigns goes into a room where the tea set and rocking chair are. On the wall is the line, “Anyone but you” as well as pictures of Reigns with his eyes and mouth cut out.
Replays are shown of Paul Heyman saying Seth Rollins will have a first class ticket to Suplex City.
Seth Rollins walks up to J&J Security backstage. Rollins says they need to stop pretending they’re not on the same page. Jamie Noble says they dedicated their lives to protect him and make him world champion. Rollins repaid them by belittling them and making jokes. Rollins says they’re family. Family does this. Rollins says they’re more than a security team to him. They’re his friends. Rollins says he doesn’t need them because of Brock Lesnar. Rollins says he needs them because he’s their WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Rollins says he represents The Authority with this, and they’re still a part of it. If something happens to him because of Brock Lesnar before Battleground, that’s on them. J&J Security walks off on him.
Neville makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action, next.
Clips of John Cena’s appearance on “The Today Show” are shown.
Neville vs. Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day
They circle the ring, and Kingston clubs him in the back of the head. Neville applies a side headlock as the crowd chants, “New Day sucks!” Kingston whips him off, but Neville rolls over him. Kingston leapfrogs him, but Neville kicks him. Neville wrenches the arm and takes him down with an arm bar. Kingston fights up and sends Neville out of the ring. Neville gets in, and Kingston punches away at him. Kingston puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Kingston splashes him in the corner as Xavier Woods and Big E talk trash. Kingston goes to the second rope and comes off with an axe handle for a two count. Kingston reapplies the arm bar. Woods takes a camera from a cameraman and snaps some pictures. Neville fights up and hits an arm drag before connecting with a flapjack. Neville hits a head-scissor takeover that sends him to the apron. Neville then dropkicks him to the floor. The New Day approaches Neville, but The Prime Time Players run down to make sure they don’t attack. The referee ejects The Prime Time Players from ringside. The New Day taunts Neville, so the referee ejects them as well. Woods and Big E flip out.
Kingston argues with the referee. Neville kicks Kingston in the head and goes to the top rope. Neville connects with a picture perfect Red Arrow for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Neville
Match Rating: *
Replays are shown of Kevin Owens giving MGK a powerbomb off the stage last week. John Cena will return later tonight. We’ll also see Ryback take on Mark Henry.
A pre-taped promo is shown with R-Truth. He is dressed in a towel, a makeshift crown, and a plunger for a scepter. R-Truth says that Barrett is a jackass.
Zack Ryder vs. King Barrett
Ryder dropkicks Barrett down for a one count to start the match. Ryder applies a headlock, but Barrett whips him off and hits a shoulder block. Barrett hits the ropes, but Ryder catches him with a flapjack. Ryder clotheslines him in the corner and punches away at him. Barrett pulls him off the ropes and stomps away at him. Barrett clubs away at him in the corner and hits a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Barrett chokes him on the ropes before clubbing the chest. Barrett catches him with a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Barrett applies a chin lock, but Ryder fights up. Barrett whips him into the ropes, but Ryback counters back with a face-buster. Ryder elbows him in the face and clotheslines him down. Ryder reverses a whip and knees him in the face. Ryder hits a missile dropkick and forearms him in the corner. Barrett quickly gets out of the ring before being hit by a Broski Boot. Ryder then baseball slides him down. Ryder puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Barrett crotches him up there. Barrett connects with the Royal Bull Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: King Barrett
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Replays are shown of Kevin Owens’ WWE.com interview with Michael Cole. Owens can’t believe that Cole can’t see that Cena is completely fake after all these years.
John Cena will return, next.
John Cena returns to Monday Night RAW
John Cena makes his way to the ring to his standard mixed reception. Cena looks like nothing ever happened to him. Cena holds up the WWE United States Championship and says it is a symbol of excellence and opportunity. Cena says he’s damn proud to be the champion of the United States. The very opportunity that defines the title could be the opportunity that destroys him. There is a man named Kevin Owens. Owens is white hot and on a mission. His mission is to make and take opportunity by any means necessary. Owens defeated him at Elimination Chamber and got on the microphone to say his time was up. At Money in the Bank, after a hard fought battle, he offered Owens a gesture of mutual respect. Owens took that opportunity to put him out of commission. Last week on RAW, for reasons no one knows, Owens assaulted a 95-pound musician. Owens’ focus is now on his latest opportunity to take the title from him. Owens is a great wrestler, but Cena thinks he’s a garbage human being. Owens knows how much the title means to him and how embarrassed and humiliated he’d be if he had to hand the title over at Battleground to an individual he thinks is a dirt bag. Cena says he won the match, but not the war. If he accepts Owens’ challenge, he may be signing up for a fight he just can’t win.
Cena says he has a choice to make and asks the crowd what he should do. Cena suggests he could say no, which is fair. A few weeks ago, he wanted to face Owens for the NXT Championship and was told no. Cena could say no and still be the champion, but the champion of what? If he denies Owens’ challenge, then everything Owens has said about him is true. Owens thinks Cena is a product of corporate America with jargon made by suits and ties. Cena says he’ll do what a champion does: he’ll fight, even if he’s walking into a fight he can’t win. If there’s a message he’s tried to hammer home, this title won’t be decided by politics. Cena says, “May the best man win, and if you want some, come get some!”
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and the NXT Champion walks out to the stage. Owens says he supposes he should be pretty upset about the things Cena has said about him, but he’s not. One thing Cena will learn is that he doesn’t put much value into other people’s opinions. Owens says he really doesn’t care about what anyone thinks of him. If he did, he probably wouldn’t look the way he does. Over the years, he’s been called out of shape and a slob. Cena just called him a dirt bag. This out of shape, slob, dirt bag beat him at Elimination Chamber and left him laying in the middle of the ring at Money in the Bank. Owens says Cena remembers that. The difference between them is Cena really cares about what the people think of him. What he cares about is winning titles. The minute he stepped foot in NXT, he took the NXT Championship. Now that he’s here and sees how much the United States Championship means to him, he wants it. Owens heard Cena call it a symbol of excellence, and he agrees. Owens wants to make it a symbol of his excellence. For that to happen, they have to have a match. While that was a fine speech Cena made, he never said he’d give him a title match. Owens gets it. Owens wants something from him, so he’ll give him something he wants and craves first. Owens says he’ll give the crowd’s approval. Owens wants to make sure the WWE Universe will cheer the mighty Cena and boo the evil foreigner. Owens then speaks French Canadian, and the crowd boos. Owens says he’s almost sure about what Cena will say, but he still wants to know.
Cena says the people aren’t indifferent to him because of where he’s from or the language he speaks. They’re indifferent to Owens because he’s a disrespectful suckbag. Cena speaks French and then speaks Chinese. Cena then says he’ll use some red-blooded heartland Indiana Americana. If Owens wants a fight, then he’s got it. Cena says he’ll kick Owens’ ass. Cena finishes by saying, “The Champ is here!”
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen talking about that backstage. Seth Rollins walks in, and Stephanie wonders if Brock Lesnar has him down. Rollins says it’s Kane and J&J. Triple H says to screw them. Rollins never needed them. Rollins says The Authority is more than a business arrangement – it’s family. Rollins says he feels like he’s damaged the relationship. Now that he’s on top of the world and crushed Dean Ambrose and will do the same to Lesnar, he wants the family back together. Kane and J&J didn’t get it. Stephanie says considering the damage if he ever considered an apology. Rollins wonders if Kane and J&J would consider an apology. Triple H tells him to cut the crap. Rollins wants them back because he’s afraid of Brock Lesnar. Triple H says they’ve invested a lot into him and made the match against Lesnar because they believe he’s ready for it and can get the job done. Rollins is scared because he’s smart. If he wasn’t scared, he’d be an idiot. A smart man, no matter how confident, always has a Plan B. A smart man has backup and a foolproof plan. A smart man walks down to that ring. A smart man like Rollins walks down to the ring and apologizes. A smart man says the three little words that he’s positive makes the whole thing go away: I am sorry. Stephanie tells him to be the bigger man. Rollins thinks about it and wonders what if Brock shows up. Stephanie says if he wants the band back together, he knows what he’s got to do. Triple H asks how bad he wants the family. Rollins takes a deep breath and thinks.
Replays are shown of Alicia Fox helping Brie Bella pick up a win over Paige on Smackdown.
Naomi and Tamina vs. The Bella Twins w/ Alicia Fox
Brie Bella will start against Naomi. Naomi punches her and puts her in the corner. Naomi stomps her and tags in Tamina. Tamina misses her mark and sloppily takes her down. Tamina puts her in the corner and clubs her before hitting a snapmare. Tamina applies a neck vice, but Brie fights up. Tamina hits a Samoan Drop for a two count. Tamina stomps her and tags in Naomi. Naomi forearms her a few times before hitting a running bulldog into the turnbuckle. Naomi sends her to the corner, but Brie kicks her in the face. Naomi charges, but Brie pulls the ropes down to get her out of the ring. Naomi quickly pulls Nikki off the apron before Brie makes the tag. Naomi forces her to kiss her foot. Brie comes back with a jawbreaker.
Nikki is tagged in, and she hits a pair of clotheslines before dropkicking her down. Nikki dropkicks Tamina off the apron before clotheslining Naomi in the corner. Nikki hits an Alabama Slam, but Tamina breaks up the pin. Tamina runs into a boot from Brie, and Brie takes her out with a missile dropkick. Naomi then takes Brie down with a Rear View. Tamina holds Nikki up, but Nikki pushes Tamina into a Rear View. Nikki then forearms Naomi down and hits the Rack Attack for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Bella Twins
Match Rating: 1/2 *
A video for Terminator: Genisys is shown with clips of Roman Reigns interspersed in there.
Brock Lesnar is seen backstage talking with Paul Heyman.
Ryback will face Mark Henry, next.
Big Show will be on commentary for the next match. At WWE Battleground, Ryback will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Big Show and The Miz.
Mark Henry vs. Ryback
They lock up, and Ryback powers him to the corner. Ryback taunts him, and they lock up again. Ryback applies a hammerlock, but Henry elbows him in the face before clotheslining him down. Henry taunts Ryback before stomping him. Henry head-butts him before sending him into the ropes. Ryback ducks a clothesline and shoulder blocks him out of the ring. Ryback clubs Henry a few times as Big Show roots for Henry. Henry powers Ryback into the apron before sending him into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Ryback elbow out of a nerve hold. Ryback goes for ten punches, but Henry shoves him away. Ryback then gives Henry a spinebuster. Henry big boots him down. Big Show gets up from commentary and roots Henry on. Henry goes for the World’s Strongest Slam, but Ryback gets out and gives him a Meat Hook Clothesline. Ryback goes to the top rope and comes off with a splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Big Show gets in the ring and looks down at Henry. Big Show says Henry should have had Ryback. Henry shoves him. Big Show just stares at him and leaves the ring.
The commentators talk about the return of WWE Tough Enough tomorrow night.
Ryback is backstage with JoJo. She asks how he feels about the announcement about his match at Battleground. Ryback says he has a few tricks up his sleeve. There’s always danger in a triple threat match, but the title means the world to him. Ryback says his parents haven’t spoken in fifteen years, but they came together to watch him defend the title. It doesn’t matter if it’s one man, two men, or the entire world, The Big Guy is here to stay. Ryback says with the entire WWE Universe, “Feed Me More!” Big Show walks up and says that was a nice speech. Big Show says he’ll expose him for what he is. Big Show says he’s just a little boy. Ryback says Big Show is all talk, but no action. Big Show beats him up and punches him down. Ryback fights back and sends him into a bunch of steel pipes, which always seem to be backstage when a fight occurs.
Replays are shown of what just happened with Big Show and Ryback backstage.
Dolph Ziggler will face Sheamus on Smackdown this Thursday.
Adam Rose w/ Rosa Mendes vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Lana
Adam Rose gets on the microphone and says the people just don’t get it. They don’t get what real art is nor do they understand what real passion. They most definitely don’t get what true love is. Rose says he and his Rosa get it. Rose says he loves them. Once he unveils his masterpiece to the world, maybe the mouth-breathing dullards will maybe finally get it. Rose says Ziggler and Lana shouldn’t be jealous of them. This is what true love looks like. Rose and Rosa kiss.
The bell rings, and Rose rubs noses with Rosa before turning into a dropkick. Ziggler puts him in the corner, but the referee backs him up. Rose kicks Ziggler down and puts him in the corner. Rose slams Ziggler and drops some elbows. Rusev is seen watching on crutches backstage. Rose taunts the crowd before bowing. Rose sends him into the ropes and applies a sleeper hold. Ziggler counters out with a back suplex. Ziggler elbows him in the face and hits a pair of clotheslines before splashing him in the corner and hitting a neckbreaker. Lana claps for him at ringside. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count. Rose comes back with a jawbreaker and some punches. Rose clotheslines him in the corner, but he misses a boot. Ziggler misses a famouser, and Rose gives him a spinebuster for a two count. Rose goes to the top rope and jumps into a superkick. Ziggler picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: *
Lana gets in the ring to celebrate with Ziggler. Ziggler lets her hair out of her trademark bun and kisses her. Rusev flips out and throws his crutches before collapsing on his broken foot. Summer Rae walks up and hands him his crutch before saying Lana isn’t worth it. Summer Rae then walks off.
Jamie Noble is saying to Stephanie McMahon that they’re like Yoda from Star Wars. Stephanie says he has the ears like Yoda. Stephanie says they’ve all made an investment in Seth Rollins, but he hasn’t been the most gracious champion. Triple H said last week that Rollins is the future of WWE. They’ve all done a lot for Rollins. Rollins is the champion largely because of J&J and Kane. Triple H says Noble can’t appreciate the pressure that comes from the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. You can’t trust anyone. Defending the title every night is pressure. Kane knows what it’s like. The championship can drive a sane man crazy. J&J know his schedule better than anyone. Stephanie says Rollins wants their support. All they’re asking if for them to hear Rollins out. J&J and Kane then leave the office.
WWE Swerved debuts tonight after the conclusion of Monday Night RAW.
Seth Rollins apologizes to The Authority
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring looking quite serious. Rollins says in life, sometimes it is easier to pretend you’re right than admit when you’re wrong. Rollins says he’s here to be the bigger man and admit he was wrong. Rollins asks Kane, Jamie Noble, and Joey Mercury to come to the ring so he can apologize to each of them individually. Kane’s music hits, and they come to the ring. Rollins says a team is only as good as it’s foundation. They are his foundation. The crowd boos this. Before he gets on with this, this has nothing to do with Brock Lesnar. Rollins says he is not afraid of Brock Lesnar. He beat Brock Lesnar before and will do it again at Battleground. This is about them. This is about family. The crowd chants, “Suplex City!” Rollins tells them to shut up. Rollins says he’s so sorry to J&J Security. They’re all cut from the same cloth. They’re champions. Rollins says he’s looked up to them all his life. Rollins says he patterned his style after them. They’ve always been there for him. Rollins apologizes to J&J Security individually and collectively. Rollins says he’d love it if they’d be part of his family again. Noble and Mercury talk about it and look around as the crowd chants, “No!”
Rollins tells them to take a second to think about it while he talks to Kane. Rollins says out of everyone in the ring, he owes Kane an apology the most. He’s said and done a lot of crappy things to him. Last week he called him a dinosaur, but he’s far from it. Dinosaurs are extinct, but Kane is alive and well. A “Justin Bieber” chant breaks out. Rollins says Kane is like a fine wine that keeps getting better with age. Kane will always be the Devil’s Favorite Demon and his favorite WWE Superstar of all time. Rollins begs him to accept his apology and let this be a family again. The crowd again chants, “No!” Kane and J&J just stare at him.
Rollins says he’s begging them to accept. What more do they want from him? Rollins pleads with them to take him back. Rollins extends his hand, but Brock Lesnar’s music hits! The crowd pops huge for that as Lesnar and Paul Heyman approach the ring. Lesnar circles the ring as Heyman smiles maniacally. Rollins stands in the ring with Kane and J&J Security by his side, but they haven’t accepted the apology yet. A “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Lesnar jumps up to the apron, and the crowd is really buzzing with excitement. Kane and J&J Security then leave the ring and leave Rollins alone. Rollins looks stunned. Lesnar smiles at Rollins. Kane then pulls Lesnar off the apron and punches him, but Lesnar takes him down with a short-arm clothesline on the floor. Lesnar then demolishes J&J Security in short fashion!
Lesnar gets in the ring, and Rollins attacks him. Lesnar immediately takes him down with a German Suplex! Lesnar hits a second German Suplex, and the crowd chants, “One more time!” Lesnar hits a third German Suplex, and Rollins is limp. The crowd continues to chant, “One more time.” Lesnar scoops Rollins up for an F-5, but Kane grabs him by the throat and backs him into the ropes. Lesnar knees away at him, but he runs into a Chokeslam! Kane stares at Lesnar, who slowly gets to his feet. Kane goes for another Chokeslam, but Lesnar knees away at him and connects with a German Suplex! Rollins runs in, and Lesnar goes for an F-5, but Kane chop blocks him. Lesnar powers Kane into the corner and shoulders him, but Rollins attacks him from behind. Kane and Rollins double-team Lesnar before bringing him to the ring post. Rollins slams Lesnar’s leg off the ring post, and Kane cracks him in the same leg with a steel chair.
Lesnar holds his leg in pain as Kane and Rollins get in the ring. They continue to stomp away at Lesnar. Lesnar pushes Kane back, but Joey Mercury runs in and punches away at him. Jamie Noble may be injured as there is a stretcher at ringside and he is nowhere to be seen. Kane and Mercury hold Lesnar up, and Rollins connects with a flying knee off the top rope. Kane drops Lesnar with another Chokeslam. Rollins takes off his shirt and tells Kane and Mercury to give him Lesnar. Rollins then drops Lesnar with a Pedigree! Rollins turns Lesnar over and holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! The crowd loudly boos Rollins as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Kane def. Dean Ambrose
The Prime Time Players def. The Ascension (non-title)
Sheamus NC Roman Reigns
Neville def. Kofi Kingston
King Barrett def. Zack Ryder
The Bella Twins def. Naomi and Tamina
Ryback def. Mark Henry (non-title)
Dolph Ziggler def. Adam Rose
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