WWE Monday Night RAW Results
July 20, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the shocking events of the night before at WWE Battleground. Brock Lesnar was dominating Seth Rollins for the majority of their match, which was for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar suplexed him thirteen times and had the victory with an F-5 when the lights went out at the count of two. When they came back on, the legendary Undertaker was in the ring. Undertaker gave Lesnar a low blow, a Chokeslam, and two Tombstone Piledrivers.
The Undertaker explains why he attacked Brock Lesnar at WWE Battleground
The bell tolls and the lights in the arena go out. The Undertaker’s music, and the conscience of the WWE steps onto a RAW stage for the first time since March 2014 when his WrestleMania streak was still intact. The crowd gives him a thunderous applause as he makes his entrance. The Undertaker climbs the steps and raises his hands to turn the lights back on. Undertaker stands in the ring as the arena is still bathed in purple light. Undertaker stands there as the crowd chants his name and gives him an incredible round of applause. The crowd respects the legend of The Undertaker. Undertaker growls into the microphone and says, “I stand here tonight a relentless, remorseless, cold-blooded, vengeful grim reaper. Streaks are made to be broken. That is the painful truth, but Lesnar, you had to continuously, week after week, month after month, remind everyone of your greatest accomplishment, and now, I say enough.” The crowd gives that a round of applause. Undertaker says Lesnar has taken what was once smoldering ashes and turned it into a raging inferno. Undertaker says last night was his true resurrection. Undertaker continues by saying, “You see Lesnar, you can’t kill what won’t die.” Undertaker says unleashed forces will send their careers toward new destinies, and he will challenge Lesnar’s mortality. Undertaker says he will conquer what has yet to be conquered. In the end, just like all living things, be it man or beast, Lesnar will rest in peace! Undertaker rolls his eyes into the back of his head as his music plays. Undertaker then walks to the back.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are in their office watching what just happened. Triple H says it’s been a long time since he’s seen that look in Undertaker’s eyes. Triple H says the main event got dropped in their laps for SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker at SummerSlam will be huge. Stephanie says she’ll call marketing and get the ball rolling. Triple H says he’s going to call Paul Heyman because if Lesnar shows up with Undertaker in the building, this who thing is in jeopardy. Triple H says he’s going to give Lesnar the night off. They’ve got what they want at SummerSlam so there’s no reason to come here.
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and JBL talk about Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker at SummerSlam. In five weeks, this match will happen.
Tonight’s main event will see John Cena, Randy Orton, and Cesaro take on Kevin Owens, Rusev, and Sheamus. Coming up next, we’ll see Charlotte take on Brie Bella.
Team B.A.D., which consists of Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Tamina, will be on commentary for this next match. A replay is shown of the NXT women making their debuts on RAW last Monday. Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks each applied a submission to each member of Team Bella.
Charlotte w/ Team Paige vs. Brie Bella w/ Team Bella
A really nice clip of Charlotte is shown of her being congratulated by her father, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, after her victory at WWE Battleground last night.
The bell rings, and Charlotte lets out a “WOO.” They lock up, and Brie applies a side headlock. Charlotte tries to whip her off, but Brie holds on. Charlotte tries to counter with a back suplex, but Brie pulls her down with a headlock takeover. Charlotte tries to roll her onto her shoulders, but Brie kicks out. Charlotte fights up and whips her off, but Brie takes her down with a shoulder block. Charlotte kips up and lets out a “WOO.” Charlotte talks some trash to her, so Brie pie-faces her. Brie hits the ropes, but Charlotte takes her down with a shoulder lock. Brie quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Charlotte goes for a plancha, but Team Bella pulls Brie out of the way. Charlotte crashes and burns on the floor as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Charlotte trapped in an arm bar. Team Bella is rooting Brie on. Charlotte fights up and goes for a body slam, but Brie slides through and kicks her in the knee. The cameras keep missing little moments like the kip up earlier and Charlotte fighting up. Brie kicks away at Charlotte’s chest before dropkicking her in the head for a two count. During the commercial break, Brie hit Charlotte with a running knee to the face before blowing a kiss to Sasha Banks. Brie applies a chin lock, but Charlotte fights up and rolls her up for a near fall. Brie immediately dropkicks her back down for a two count. Brie stomps the midsection before going back to the chin lock, but Charlotte fights up with Brie on her back. Charlotte backs her into the corner to break the hold. Charlotte runs into the boots, and Brie takes her down with a missile dropkick for a two count. Brie goes for a kick to the chest, but Charlotte blocks it by grabbing her leg. Charlotte spins her around and chops her three times before hitting a hangman’s neckbreaker. Charlotte takes her down with a big boot for a near fall. Charlotte sets up for the Figure Eight, but Nikki Bella gets on the apron. Charlotte big boots her to the floor. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Brie and spears her down. Charlotte then applies the Figure Eight, and Brie has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by Submission: Charlotte
Match Rating: * 1/2
Charlotte celebrates with Paige and Beck Lynch as Team Bella helps Brie to the back. The commentators then go back to talking about The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Later tonight, we’ll see Roman Reigns take on Luke Harper, the man who cost him his match against Bray Wyatt last night at WWE Battleground.
Triple H is on the phone with Paul Heyman. Triple H is trying to tell him to keep Brock Lesnar away from RAW tonight. The Miz comes in and wants to speak, but Triple H blows him off. Triple H tells Heyman to make sure Brock Lesnar doesn’t show up. The Miz immediately asks Triple H if he saw what Big Show did to him last night. Triple H made a phone call while Miz was talking. Triple H says he doesn’t care about what Miz was saying. Triple H then books him in a match against Big Show for tonight. The Miz says that’s not what he was talking about. Triple H then kicks him out.
Los Matadores vs. The Prime Time Players
Darren Young will start the match against Diego. They lock up, and Young wrenches the arm before taking him down with a hip toss. Diego hits the ropes, but Young clotheslines him and hits a cannonball. Young chops him to the corner and whips him, but Diego reverses it. Young tries to give him a back body drop, but Diego counters with a head-scissor attempt. Young drops him onto the apron, but Diego shoulders him in the midsection. Young quickly forearms him and hits the ropes, but Diego dropkicks him into the ropes. Diego then hits a splash against the ropes while tagging in Fernando. Fernando hits a slingshot senton for a near fall. Fernando chops him and tags Diego back in. They hit dual leapfrogs before Diego knees him in the face and hits a springboard corkscrew senton for a near fall. Diego rakes the face with his boots before tagging Fernando in. They hit a double Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Fernando applies an overhead wristlock, but Young fights up. Fernando powers him to the corner and chops the chest. Young reverses a whip to the corner and hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex.
Titus O’Neil is tagged in, and he hits a pair of shoulder tackles. Diego jumps off the top rope, but O’Neil catches him and throws him. Fernando comes off the second rope, but O’Neil catches him, does the “millions of dollars” taunt, and throws him. O’Neil puts him in the corner, gets the crowd going, and splashes him. O’Neil runs him over with a shoulder block and throws Diego over the top rope. Diego lands on the apron, and Young gives him a back suplex there. The New Day’s music hits, and they come out to the stage laughing. Xavier Woods says they’re here to congratulate The Prime Time Players for practicing the power of positivity. Fernando then hits a Backstabber on O’Neil for the win. O’Neil was distracted by The New Day and never saw it coming.
Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores
Match Rating: *
The New Day mocks the “millions of dollars” dance before saying The Prime Time Players are “absolutely terrible.”
Later tonight, we’ll see Roman Reigns take on Luke Harper. Tonight’s main event will be John Cena teaming with Randy Orton and Cesaro to take on Kevin Owens, Sheamus, and Rusev.
The Miz vs. Big Show
The Miz looks terrified. When the bell rings, Miz immediately gets out of the ring. Big Show grabs him by the hair and pulls him into the ring with one hand. Big Show throws him across the ring, and Miz quickly leaves the ring. Big Show follows him out, so Miz gets in. Miz stomps him as he gets in and hits the ropes, but Big Show runs him over with a shoulder block. Big Show puts him in the corner and chops the chest. Miz tries to fight back, but Big Show knees him in the face. Big Show body slams him, thinks about it, picks him up by the face, and body slams him again. Big Show goes to the second rope and crushes him with an elbow drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Miz is holding his ribs as replays are shown. Big Show grabs a microphone and asks what it was that Miz said last night. Big Show reminds Miz that he said Big Show has been missing since the Attitude Era. Big Show asks if he’s missing now and kicks him in the ribs. Big Show says the only thing missing now is Ryback with his Intercontinental Championship. A light “Feed Me More” chant fires up before everyone joins in. Big Show says he’ll feed Ryback his fist and take his Intercontinental Championship. Big Show doesn’t care if it’s on RAW or Smackdown. If Ryback turns up, he’ll take the title. Tomorrow night, Big Show will be on “Tough Enough.” If Ryback comes down there, he’ll take the title from him there. When he goes down there, all those wannabe superstars will see if they’re tough enough to stand up to his fist. Big Show stomps Miz one last time for good measure before leaving the ring.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are talking with the artist Rob Schamberger about painting the SummerSlam poster when they see Paul Heyman backstage. They charge up to Heyman and ask what he’s doing there. Heyman says they gave Brock Lesnar the night off, so he’s not there. Lesnar does accept the main event against Undertaker for SummerSlam. Heyman says he’s here to deliver Brock Lesnar’s retort and will be off. Heyman asks if that’s ok, and Triple H says it is. Heyman walks off. Stephanie says she doesn’t trust Heyman. Triple H says they’ll need more security. They’re both upset as they walk off.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are standing in front of a bunch of WWE Superstars. Stephanie screams for them to listen up. They have a vested interest in protecting the main event for SummerSlam. It’s The Undertaker versus the man who broke his streak, Brock Lesnar. Triple H says Undertaker is here and Lesnar is probably on his way. They can’t let them destroy each other. SummerSlam is depending on it, which means their livelihood is depending on it. Triple H gets that he’s asking them to stand between The Beast and The Deadman. They’re also not asking – they’re telling them.
Paul Heyman delivers Brock Lesnar’s retort for SummerSlam
Paul Heyman is in the ring, and he gets a nice round of applause. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for The Beast who should be the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar, so why, why isn’t Brock Lesnar the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World?” It’s not because Seth Rollins outwrestled or outfought Brock Lesnar. It wasn’t because Rollins survived his trip to Suplex City or that he pinned him. His client is not the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World because of the demonic resurrection of The Undertaker. For those who subscribe to the WWE Network, they witnessed history last night. For the first time since April 6, 2014, Lesnar went face-to-face with The Undertaker. The reason that date is so significant because his client conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. The crowd loudly boos that. Heyman says that bothers people, but it doesn’t bother them half as much as it pisses off The Undertaker. They need to think about how long The Undertaker waited to exact his revenge on Lesnar. It’s been 469 days since WrestleMania XXX. Of course Heyman brags about that fact. It’s the greatest professional accomplishment of Brock Lesnar’s career. Why wouldn’t he bring it up over and over again? Many men have tried to conquer the streak: Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Ric Flair, Edge, Batista, and Randy Orton all failed in their task. His client, Brock Lesnar, did not fail. His client succeeded.
Now what happens is The Undertaker decides to comeback for revenge. A violent retribution must face a capable avenger. The Undertaker, who is larger than death, has decided to strike Lesnar because he ripped from him The Undertaker’s greatest claim. Now Undertaker took what’s most important to Lesnar, which is the right to be the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World. Now it comes to this: SummerSlam 2015 – The Phenom, the badass The Undertaker versus The Beast, The Conqueror Brock Lesnar. Since The Undertaker wants to make this personal, Heyman wants to do so as well. Heyman says, “My client, Brock Lesnar, conquered YOUR undefeated streak at WrestleMania!” Heyman says Undertaker sold his soul to the devil to exact revenge on Brock Lesnar because he conquered Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Undertaker can sell his soul, but his ass belongs to Brock Lesnar!
The bell tolls and the lights go out! When they come back on, The Undertaker is standing behind Paul Heyman. Heyman turn around and screams in fair. Heyman screams that he’s just an advocate. Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the commentators run away. Lesnar runs down to the ring as the crowd thunderously cheers him on. They trade punches before Lesnar tackles him down. Triple H runs out and waves security down. They try to break them up, but they fight them off and continue to brawl. A whole bunch of WWE Superstars run down now and try to separate them. They eventually pull them apart. The crowd is absolutely buzzing for this. Lesnar slides out of the ring and runs over to Undertaker. They continue to brawl until the superstars pull Lesnar off the apron. The crowd chants, “Let them fight!” Lesnar breaks free again and starts punching him, but he’s pulled off. The Undertaker chases him, but he’s pulled back. The crowd chants that this is awesome. Lesnar screams that he will kill The Undertaker.
WWE Superstars surround Brock Lesnar and are trying to calm him down. The Undertaker all of a sudden charges into the frame and punches away at Lesnar. Lesnar breaks free, knocks over a table, and dives onto Undertaker. The continue to brawl and both fall to the floor. Brock Lesnar is pulled off and he orders everyone not to touch him. Lesnar removes his shirt as Undertaker screams to him in the background. Lesnar then allows the security guards to put plastic ties on his hands and walk him off.
Replays are shown of the epic brawl between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. Almost the entire roster of WWE Superstars and security guards got involved to break it up.
Triple H says he’s not going to press charges. He’s just going to let Brock Lesnar cool off. Stephanie McMahon can’t believe that just happened. Seth Rollins comes in and says that was a hell of a brawl before pretending to be upset that they’re both gone. Rollins says he had a lot he wanted to say to both of them. Rollins asks if he can address the WWE Universe, and they allow him to.
Still photos are shown of Luke Harper throwing Roman Reigns into the ring post last night at WWE Battleground. That cost Reigns his match against Bray Wyatt.
Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen and we see a logo of Roman Reigns’ face without eyes and a mouth. Wyatt is standing with Luke Harper. Wyatt says he is never alone. His family stands by his side because they know that he is more than just a man. They know that he is more than just flesh and blood. He’s an enigma that sees through the era of lies. Wyatt see Roman Reigns for what he truly is. The crowd chose and anointed him. Now they’ll burn for it. Luke Harper says this is just the beginning. It will never stop. Brick by brick, piece by piece until there is nothing left. Wyatt says they’ll continue to fix the mistake. Wyatt says, “Anyone but you, Roman. Anyone but you.”
Dean Ambrose makes his entrance after Roman Reigns does. Ambrose is there to even the odds for Reigns.
Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns w/ Dean Ambrose
The bell rings, and they lock up. They tussle around the ring before breaking it up. They lock up again and tussle around some more, and Harper powers him to the corner. A “Let’s go Roman,” chant fires up. Harper kicks him in the midsection and uppercuts him. Reigns punches back at him before going for the 10 punches in the corner. Reigns only connects with three before being pushed off. Reigns quickly comes back and finishes the 10 punches before clotheslining him down. Reigns stomps him in the corner before Harper hits a throat thrust. Harper uppercuts Reigns before whipping him to the opposite corner. Reigns quickly pops out with a clothesline. Harper rolls out of the ring to recover. Harper gets back in the ring and stares at Reigns. They lock up, and Harper powers him to the corner. Harper punches him a few times before hooking the arm. Harper tries to take him down with an arm bar, but Reigns pops up and punches him a few times. Reigns sends him into the corner and clotheslines him there. Harper quickly boots him in the face and goes for a suplex, but Reigns counters into one of his own. Harper rolls out of the ring to recover as Reigns paces in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a cobra clutch. Reigns eventually fights up, but Harper punches him and takes him down with an arm wrench. Harper applies a hammerlock and clubs away at the arm. Harper reapplies a cobra clutch, but Reigns fights up. Reigns charges at him, but Harper sends him through the ropes. Reigns’ feet get caught on the ropes, and he hits the ground a little hard. Reigns gets in the ring before being counted out. Harper quickly kicks him in the arm and knees away at him. Harper picks him up by the hair and twists his arm around the top rope. Reigns punches back at him with his good arm before hitting a one-armed back suplex. Harper rolls out of the ring and slams Reigns’ arm off the ring post as he grabs him. Harper comes into the ring with a slingshot senton before applying a combination overhead wristlock/chin lock. Harper then switches to the cobra clutch. Reigns fights up, so Harper sends him to the corner. Reigns elbows him a few times before Harper punches him back. Harper goes for a running big boot, but Reigns avoids it. Harper hits the top rope and falls out of the ring.
Harper gets back in the ring, and Reigns kicks him in the midsection before kicking him in the chest. Reigns repeats this before flooring him with a right hand. Reigns clotheslines him before hitting a leaping clothesline. Reigns’ left arm is limp. Reigns sends him to the corner and charges, but Harper avoids him. Reigns quickly comes back with a Samoan Drop with one arm. Reigns goes outside for a drive-by dropkick, but Bray Wyatt stands in his way. Reigns punches Wyatt and gives Harper and Wyatt a double drive-by dropkick. Reigns signals for the Superman Punch, but Wyatt pulls him out of the ring and sends him into the commentary table. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
Dean Ambrose attacks Wyatt, and the crowd erupts. Harper tries to help Wyatt, but Ambrose fights him off and sends him into the barricade. Wyatt and Harper begin to double-team Ambrose and send him into the timekeeper’s area. Wyatt head-butts away at Reigns before Harper chokes him with his boot. Wyatt throws Reigns into the ring. Harper applies a modified crossface as Wyatt kicks away at Reigns. Ambrose runs in to break it up. Ambrose takes Wyatt down and punches away at him. Harper pulls him off and punches, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline. Wyatt grabs Ambrose for Sister Abigail, but Reigns floors him with a Superman Punch. Wyatt and Harper retreat through the crowd as Reigns’ music plays. Reigns and Ambrose stand tall in the ring as the crowd gives them a great hand. Ambrose’s music then plays, and we see replays of what just happened.
Seth Rollins is seen walking backstage. He’ll address the crowd, next.
The same video that kicked off the show replays. It’s the video of The Undertaker interfering in last night’s main event to attack Brock Lesnar.
Seth Rollins addresses the WWE Universe about his title defense
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring as the crowd boos him. Rollins says it’s good to see them. Rollins asks how it feels to be wrong about him again. The crowd loudly boos him. Rollins tells them to not act like they underestimated him last night because they bought into Paul Heyman’s crap like the rest of the WWE Universe. Rollins sees them out there with their “Suplex City” shirts. Rollins remembers how they cheered when Brock Lesnar took an ax to his $55,000 car. The crowd was so happy when Lesnar took out J&J Security and shatter that “big piece of crap” Kane’s ankles with the steel steps. They figured Rollins would be lucky to get out of the match alive let alone with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but they were wrong again. Rollins is alive and well and still is the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Rollins says Brock Lesnar is the most vicious superstar in WWE history. Along his path of destruction, he’s dismantled everyone from Mark Henry to the Big Show. He dismantled John Cena and conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak. Rollins doesn’t give a damn about Brock Lesnar. He’s the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and the most underappreciated champion in the history of WWE. Last night, he stood face to face with The Beast, took everything he had, and he’s still here. The people still disrespect him, just like they always have. They’ll never understand what he has to go through to keep the title around his waist. Every single thing he’s done in his life has been done to become the champion. Since he won the title at WrestleMania, he’s faced every challenge and walked off with his title. They can talk about the means, but the end is what matters. Rollins says he is the end all, be all of champions in this industry. Lesnar’s past caught up to him last night. If Lesnar had half the brain he has, he’d have run away from The Undertaker. If you play with fire, you’ll get burned. Rollins can’t help but feel that Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker robbed him last night, but he’s here to rectify it.
Rollins then asks Lilian Garcia to enter the ring, and she does. Rollins asks her to make the announcement that should have been made last night at Battleground. Lilian Garcia begins to announce that Brock Lesnar won by disqualification, and Rollins makes sure to include that it was due to outside interference from The Undertaker. Garcia then announces that Rollins is still the champion.
John Cena’s music hits, and he comes out to thunderous boos. Cena says Lilian no longer has to put up with Rollins’ crap before saying it to the crowd. Rollins says he doesn’t know why Cena is out there. Nothing he does is of any concern to Cena. Rollins congratulates him on his win over Kevin Owens last night. Cena has done a nice job with his US Open Challenges. Rollins leaves the ring to him for an open challenge and goes to leave, but Cena says he’s not out there for that. Cena says he’s out here to thank him. They became champions on the same night. In four months, the WWE Universe knows that every time they see the United States Championship, they see excellence from challenger and champion. If it weren’t for Rollins, it might not have happened. Cena thanks him for being a conniving, slimy, weasel-faced, sellout, suck-up poor excuse for a champion. Cena says actions speak louder than words. Rollins’ actions everyday make people lose faith in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and gain respect for the United States Championship. Cena thanks him for that. A “USA” chant breaks out.
Rollins tells the crowd to shut up. Cena comes out and acts like that title is a symbol of excellence. Just because he defends against any Joe Schmo that walks down the ramp doesn’t mean it gains respect. Anyone who wants a shot at his title has to earn it. Cena interrupted him and talked about his title. Rollins says he’s not a boy – he’s the World Heavyweight Champion. Cena defending the title every week has nothing to do with the title. It has everything to do with him placating the people because he can’t stand that they hate his guts. Rollins says Cena can have his US Open Challenges while he goes on to continue being THE champion in WWE.
Rollins goes to leave. Cena tells him to continue running away from every challenge. Cena says he’s right here. The Champ is right here. Judging by the people here, it’s not the title that makes the man. The man makes the title. If Rollins doesn’t want to be a boy, then that’s fine. As a man, he’ll tell him to his face that he thinks he’s a joke. Cena asks if he’s ready to man up. Rollins takes his shirt off, as does Cena. Rollins fakes like he’s going to fight him before waving him off and leaving the ring to loud jeers from the crowd. Cena sarcastically says, “Ladies and gentlemen, WWE Champion Seth Rollins.” Cena then says, “The Champ is here,” and holds up the WWE United States Championship.
Tonight’s main event will see John Cena team with Cesaro and Randy Orton to take on Kevin Owens, Rusev, and Sheamus.
A video recaps Stephanie McMahon bringing up some of the women from NXT.
Team Bella will be on commentary for the next match. Brie Bella’s makeup is all done. You’d never be able to tell that she had a match earlier in the night. Her legs don’t appear to hurt from the Figure Eight as they’re crossed in a very relaxed manner.
Paige and Becky Lynch w/ Charlotte vs. Naomi and Sasha Banks w/ Tamina
Becky Lynch will start the match against Sasha Banks. They lock up, and Banks powers her to the corner. Banks gives a clean break and taunts her. They lock up, and Lynch takes her down before taunting her. Banks charges into a pair of arm drags. Lynch then applies an arm bar. Banks powers up and tags in Naomi. Naomi punches away at Lynch before the referee backs her up. Naomi powers her down and covers her, but Lynch bridges to her feet as a kick out. Lynch then dropkicks her. Lynch drops a trio of legs for a two count. Lynch applies a chin lock and checks her nose to make sure it’s not bleeding. Naomi fights up, but Lynch clubs her. Paige tags in, and they give Naomi a double head-butt. Paige takes her down and kicks her in the face for a two count. Naomi powers her to her corner and tags in Banks. Paige fights back and goes for a body slam, but Banks slides off. Banks goes for a running cross-body, but Paige catches her and connects with a fall-away slam. Paige screams that this is her house before tagging in Lynch. Paige hits a high knee in the corner before Lynch comes with a springboard kick. Naomi distracts Lynch as Banks takes her down and punches away at her for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Naomi body slam Lynch before dropping an elbow. Naomi tries to pin her with a boot, but Lynch easily kicks out. Naomi drops a leg for a two count. Naomi applies a chin lock. During the commercial, Banks slapped Lynch in the face. Lynch fights up, but Naomi powers her down with a front face-lock. Lynch fights up, but Naomi knees her and sends her into the ropes for a spinning back elbow for a two count. Naomi taunts Paige before tagging in Banks. Banks stomps Lynch down in the corner as the crowd lightly chants, “Let’s go Becky.” Banks hits a snapmare followed by a running slap for a near fall. Banks taunts Paige before punching her off the apron. Naomi uses the distraction to hit Lynch. Naomi is tagged back in, and they send Lynch into the ropes for a double back elbow. Naomi kicks her in the face before talking a little trash. Lynch fights back, but Naomi sends her into the ropes for a jumping calf kick for a two count. Banks is tagged back in, and she applies a straight jacket before hitting a backstabber. Lynch fights up and kicks Banks in the face. Banks holds her back from making a tag and powers her back. Lynch fights her and Naomi off and rolls to her corner, but Banks stops her. Lynch fights her off and tags in Paige. Banks also tags in Naomi.
Paige catches Naomi with a trio of short-arm clotheslines followed by a sloppy dropkick. Paige hits a high knee in the corner and knees away at her face. Paige says, “Oh yeah” as if Naomi just reminded her of a spot. Paige immediately backs up and superkicks her. Paige then applies the PTO, but Banks kicks her in the head to break it up. Paige throws Banks out of the ring. Tamina gets on the apron, but Paige fights her off. Naomi sends Paige into the ropes and tags in Banks. Bank catches Paige with the Bank Statement for the submission victory!
Winners by Pinfall: Naomi and Sasha Banks
Match Rating: **
Footage is shown of the upcoming movie “Southpaw” with the Tough Enough trainers talking about how realistic it is.
Coming up next, we’ll see John Cena, Cesaro, and Randy Orton take on Kevin Owens, Sheamus, and Rusev.
Naomi and Sasha Banks will take on The Bella Twins on Smackdown this Thursday.
Replays are shown of the brawl between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. Almost the entire roster of WWE Superstars had to come and break them up.
A replay is shown of Rusev crushing Dolph Ziggler’s throat with his crutch. Lana is interviewed about Ziggler’s condition. Lana says Ziggler is starting to feel better and there is no long-term damage to his windpipe. Lana looks over, and Summer Rae is standing there dressed exactly like Lana complete with the bun. Summer says Rusev likes the look a lot so she’ll keep it. Rusev walks up and says Summer looks like an angel before kissing her. As he kisses Summer, he looks directly at Lana. Lana looks quite sad. Rusev says Lana looks tired before leaving for his match. Summer then slaps Lana and walks off as Lana is near tears.
Cesaro makes his entrance to a great pop followed by Randy Orton. The main event is next.
Cesaro, Randy Orton, and John Cena vs. Kevin Owens, Rusev, and Sheamus
John Cena will start the match against Kevin Owens. The crowd buzzes as they approach one another. They circle the ring, and Owens turns around to tag in Rusev. The crowd boos as Rusev comes in the ring. Cena applies a side headlock, but Rusev whips him off. Cena hits a shoulder block, but is soon hit with a fall-away slam. Rusev stomps away at Cena as Summer Rae claps him on. A “USA” chant breaks out as Owens is tagged in. Owens punches Cena before getting on top of him and punching away at him. Owens taunts the crowd and stomps him. Owens picks him up and goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Cena gets out and takes him down with an STF. Owens claws to the bottom rope, so Cena lets go. Owens quickly comes back with a DDT. Owens goes for a cannonball, but Cena moves out of the way.
Sheamus and Cesaro are tagged in. Cesaro comes off the top rope with a cross-body block. Cesaro dropkicks Owens before hitting a running uppercut on Sheamus. Cesaro uppercuts away at Sheamus before punching Rusev off the apron. Cesaro sets up for the Cesaro Swing. Owens runs in, but Cesaro gives him a back body drop. Cesaro goes back to Sheamus for the Cesaro Swing, but Rusev superkicks him.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro trapped in a chin lock applied by Sheamus. Cesaro powers up and connects with a suplex. Owens is tagged in, and he sends Cesaro into the ropes, but he twists to the apron. Cesaro boots Owens in the face and elbows Rusev away. Sheamus is tagged back in, and he powers Cesaro to the corner before hitting a shoulder thrust. Sheamus hits a high knee followed by an Irish hammer. Sheamus inquires as to whether the crowd is entertained or not. Cesaro cracks Sheamus with some uppercuts before Sheamus powers him to his corner. Rusev is tagged in, and Cesaro punches him back. Cesaro then catches him with a reverse torture rack slam. Cesaro tries to make a tag, but Owens is tagged in. Cesaro uppercuts Owens and Sheamus before sending Owens into Sheamus. Cesaro rolls him up for a two count. Owens immediately comes back with a Codebreaker. Sheamus comes in and argues with Owens. They shove each other before Sheamus hits Owens with an Irish hammer. Sheamus grabs his briefcase and walks off on his team as the crowd boos.
Owens slowly comes to and keeps Cesaro away from his corner. Owens goes for a tag, but Rusev is out at ringside. Cesaro kicks Owens back, but Owens flattens him with a senton splash. Rusev gets on the apron. Owens is angry that he wasn’t there before and gives him a hard tag. They exchange words before Rusev pushes him. Owens then takes him out with a superkick and walks off on him.
Randy Orton is tagged in, and the place erupts. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a powerslam. Rusev quickly knees him in the midsection and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Orton kicks him in the knee and slams him down on the mat. Orton hits an exploder suplex, and Rusev rolls to the apron. The crowd gives Orton a thunderous ovation. Orton grabs Rusev and drops him with a hanging DDT. Orton goes for an RKO, but Rusev pushes him off and superkicks him. Lana charges down to the ring, removes her heels, throws one at Summer, and tackles her down before punching away at her. Rusev angrily shouts at Lana, but she turns her back and walks off to a great ovation. Cena hits Rusev with an AA. Cesaro comes in and does the Cesaro Swing before catapulting Rusev into an RKO! Orton covers for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Cesaro, Randy Orton, and John Cena
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Replays are shown of the match highlights. Orton, Cena, and Cesaro celebrate their win as the show comes to an end. The commentators also make one last plug about The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Quick Match Results
Charlotte def. Brie Bella via Submission
Los Matadores def. The Prime Time Players (non-title)
Big Show def. The Miz
Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper via DQ
Naomi and Sasha Banks def. Paige and Becky Lynch via Submission
Cesaro, Randy Orton, and John Cena def. Kevin Owens, Rusev, and Sheamus
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