WWE Monday Night RAW Results
August 10, 2015
Report 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 to see a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show before plugging The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. We’ll see a video hyping that match up tonight. Stephen Amell of “Arrow” will be on the show to address Stardust. Dean Ambrose will also face Luke Harper later tonight.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring in a “Never Shut Up” shirt. Replays are shown of Rollins breaking John Cena’s nose two weeks ago on RAW. That injury required emergency surgery. Rollins stands in the middle of the ring with a big smile on his face as the crowd boos him. Rollins welcomes the crowd to “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins says he is the man that broke the face of the man who runs the place. Rollins calls himself, “Mr. You Can’t See Knee.” The crowd loudly chants, “You sold out” toward him. Rollins says, “So what?” Rollins says he presented John Cena with the opportunity of a lifetime last week. Rollins issued a title for title, winner take all match between the two of them at SummerSlam. It’s been a week, but he hasn’t heard from Cena. Rollins knows Cena is at home licking his wounds, but why isn’t he answering the challenge? Is Cena trying to revive his rap career? Rollins then says, “John Cena isn’t ‘Straight Outta Compton’ – he’s straight out of action because I destroyed John Cena’s WWE career just like I destroyed his face with my knee.” The crowd loudly boos him for that, but he just smiles at them. A “Thank You Rollins” chant almost breaks through. Rollins says it’s interesting that Cena hasn’t spoken about the issue. If Cena doesn’t want to show up at SummerSlam, face him like a man and lose, then he can come to Brooklyn and forfeit his United States Championship to the rightful, true champion. Either way, Rollins will walk out of SummerSlam as the first man to ever hold the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE United States Championship at the same time.
Cena doesn’t have the guts to show up and answer his challenge, but he’s been hearing rumors that he’ll be at “Tough Enough” tomorrow night. That’s further proof that Cena isn’t tough enough to hang with him. Rollins says he wishes Cena had the guts and courage to show up here. Rollins interrupts himself and says Cena is here, but then says he’s here via satellite. A picture of John Cena with his mangled nose appears on the titantron. Rollins’ mouth then appears over Cena’s mouth, and he talks about how he is giving up. The fake Cena says Rollins knocked him back to square one. Usually Cena talks about “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect,” but he changed that to “Surgery, Recovery, and Rehab.” Rollins feigns shock before saying Cena is doing the right thing. The WWE Universe deserves a fighting champion, and that fighting champion is him. Rollins says he proved what kind of fighting champion he is by beating Neville in the first ever WWE World Heavyweight Championship open challenge. Neville came close, but he doesn’t quite have what it takes to be a champion. To be the man in this ring, you have to defeat…
Cesaro’s music hits, and he makes his way to the stage in a suit and sunglasses. The crowd gives him a nice round of applause. Cesaro pretends to be sorry about interrupting his “oh so hilarious monologue” with him going on and on and on (this goes on for a bit), but since he mentioned the WWE World Heavyweight Championship open challenge, he wants to be the first in line to challenge him tonight. Rollins says he didn’t say anything about an open challenge for tonight. That was last week and a one-time thing. What has Cesaro done to deserve a shot?
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and he comes out to a nice reception. Owens says the answer to Rollins’ question is “nothing.” Cesaro has done nothing to deserve a title match. Cesaro may think he earned it because some idiot printed out thousands of “Cesaro Section” signs and handed them out to the WWE Universe sheep out there. That isn’t enough to earn a title match. Owens says he’s beaten Cena, which is something neither Rollins or Cesaro can say. Owens says Rollins tapped out to Cena two weeks ago on RAW. If anyone deserves a title match tonight, he has it under good authority that it is him. Rollins asks if he’s deaf and dumb.
Randy Orton’s music hits, and he comes out to a big reaction from the crowd. Orton asks if Owens put on a little weight. Owens simply says, “No.” Orton jokes about Cesaro’s sunglasses before saying if anyone deserves a title shot it’s him. Orton gets in the ring, but Rollins says it isn’t happening. Tom Brady has a better chance of getting a free meal in Seattle than any of the jerkoffs in the ring have of getting a shot at his title. Rollins doesn’t care about what the crowd or The Authority thinks. Rollins tells the three men to get the hell out of his ring.
The Authority’s music hits, and Triple H comes out to the stage. Triple H says he finds Rollins’ words to be interesting when he said he doesn’t care about what The Authority thinks. Triple H interrupts him as Rollins tries to explain. Triple H says we are two weeks away from SummerSlam, and the doctors are saying John Cena is 50/50 at best. That creates turmoil as it relates to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. That turmoil also makes some great competition. There will be a triple threat match tonight with Cesaro taking on Kevin Owens and Randy Orton. The winner of that match will face Seth Rollins in the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Rollins does not look happy with that announcement.
The commentators talk about that before announcing Daniel Bryan will be a guest on Miz TV. Team B.A.D. is walking backstage. They’ll face all three members of Team Bella, next.
Paige, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch will be on commentary for the next match. They’re now referred to as Team P.C.B. rather than The Submission Sorority.
Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D.
A pre-taped promo is shown with Team B.A.D. Sasha Banks says The Bellas don’t know if they want to be Kardashian’s or Divas. Naomi says Team B.A.D. looks better than any Kardashian and fights better than any Bella any day. Tamina says they’re not only beautiful and dangerous, they’re also beautiful and dominant.
Naomi will start the match against Alicia Fox. They lock up, and Alicia applies a side headlock before hitting a takeover. Naomi fights up and forearms out. Alicia falls to a knee before Naomi hits the ropes. Alicia leapfrogs her and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Alicia wrenches the arm before tagging in Nikki Bella. They kick Naomi’s legs out, and Nikki picks up a two count. Nikki applies an arm bar, but Naomi fights up. Naomi catches her with Bootylicious before kicking her. A loud “We want Lana” chant breaks out. Sasha Banks is tagged in to a big reaction. Naomi and Sasha give Nikki a double back elbow for a two count. Naomi is tagged back in, and she chokes Nikki in the corner. Nikki reverses a whip to the corner, but she runs into an elbow. Nikki quickly comes back with a spinebuster before slowly going into a cover for a two count. Naomi sends her to the corner, but she runs into a back elbow. Nikki then catches her with a slingshot kick to the head.
We come back from the break to see Nikki trapped in a straightjacket applied by Banks. Nikki fights up, but Banks takes her down with a clothesline for a two count. Banks stomps Nikki before knocking Brie Bella off the apron. Banks chokes her against the ropes before Tamina kicks Nikki in the face. Banks picks up a two count. Banks reapplies the straightjacket, but Nikki fights up with Banks on her back. Nikki backs her into the corner and whips her off. Banks tries to stop her from making a tag, but Brie is eventually tagged in. Brie gets a big reaction coming in as her husband is from the area. Brie kicks Banks before dropkicking Tamina off the apron. Brie kicks away at Banks’ chest as the crowd chants, “YES!” Brie then kicks Naomi off the apron. Brie ducks a clothesline and dropkicks Banks. Banks avoids a splash, but she soon eats an elbow. Brie connects with a missile dropkick and gets the crowd going, but she doesn’t realize Tamina was tagged in. Tamina viciously clotheslines Brie before punching Nikki and Alicia off the apron. Brie quickly ducks a superkick and rolls her up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Team Bella
Match Rating: * 1/4
Team B.A.D. immediately begins triple-teaming Brie. The rest of Team Bella gets involved before Team P.C.B. gets involved as well. A big brawl breaks out that ends with Team B.A.D. and Team P.C.B. angrily staring at one another. Team Bella stands at ringside with Nikki holding the Divas Championship up.
Randy Orton will face Kevin Owens and Cesaro in a triple threat match. The winner will face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event tonight.
Stephen Amell of “Arrow” is seen at ringside.
Los Matadores vs. The New Day
Kofi Kingston and Big E will represent The New Day. It’ll be Kingston starting out against Fernando. They lock up, and Fernando applies a side headlock. Kingston whips him off, leapfrogs him twice, and lands on his feet after a monkey flip attempt. Kingston loves himself for that, so Fernando dropkicks him and hits a hurricanrana. Big E is tagged in, and he clotheslines Fernando down. Big E stomps away at Fernando before Kingston is tagged in. Kingston stomps away at him before tagging Big E to do the same. The Prime Time Players are seen backstage taking notes. They continue to trade tags and stomping Fernando before Kingston hits a running dropkick. Kingston hits a running kick to the face for a two count. Kingston applies a chin lock, but Fernando fights up. Kingston quickly powers him down before tagging in Big E, who hits a big splash for a near fall. Xavier Woods takes off his jacket saying his team is too hot. Fernando chops Big E and hits a jawbreaker. Big E stomps him from making a tag before running shoulder-first into the ring post.
Kingston and Diego are tagged in. Diego comes off the top rope with a chop before hitting a pair of spinning back elbows and a springboard senton. Diego chops Kingston before having a whip reversed on him. Diego ducks a pair of clotheslines, holds the ropes, does his “Olé!” taunt, and drops Kingston into the ropes. Diego kicks Big E in the chest before scaring Woods. El Torito comes off the apron with a flying hurricanrana on Woods, but he holds him. Fernando then dropkicks Woods as El Torito hits the hurricanrana. In the ring, they catch Diego with the Midnight Hour for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day
Match Rating: * 1/2
We’ll take a look at Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam later tonight with WWE Hall of Famers weighing in on it.
The New Day is backstage with Renee Young. She congratulates them on their win. Xavier Woods says that cements their spot as the #1 Contenders. She announces that they are booked to face The Prime Time Players for the WWE Tag Team Championships at SummerSlam. She also mentions that Los Matadores and The Lucha Dragons will be in the match. They force a positive outlook by saying “sharing is caring.” They then wonder if Harlem Heat, Doom, or Men on a Mission will be added. They say they will be the new champions before having Renee clap with them as they chant, “New Day rocks!”
Elsewhere backstage, Triple H is with Seth Rollins. Rollins says he doesn’t understand why he’s making him defend the title tonight. He’s proven time and time again that he’s not a lump of coal that will crumble under pressure. Triple H says this is about building a legacy. Tonight, Rollins will be defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against a guy who just fought in a hellacious triple threat match. Rollins opened this door. Last week, Neville took him to the brink, but he came out on top. To be the man, he’s got to do that, but it has to be every night. Rollins says if Cena does it every week, he can do it better. Rollins then walks off.
Replays are shown of Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper to a match at SummerSlam with Dean Ambrose as his tag team partner. This happened on Smackdown. Wyatt accepted the challenge.
Dean Ambrose will face Luke Harper later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see Randy Orton, Cesaro, and Kevin Owens face in a triple threat match to determine who will face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of the evening.
Winner faces Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
The bell rings, and Owens immediately starts arguing with Cesaro. Owens shoves him. Orton tries to go for an RKO, but Owens shoves him off. Orton and Cesaro tee off on Owens before sending him into the ropes, but Owens holds on and gets out of the ring. Cesaro yells at Owens before Orton rolls him up. Cesaro applies a side headlock before being whipped off. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and gets out of the ring to confront Owens. Owens backs away before being clotheslined on the floor by Orton. Orton throws Owens into the ring before Cesaro sends him into the barricade. Cesaro shoulders Owens and connects with a sunset flip, but Owens kicks out. Cesaro teases a Cesaro Swing before hitting a double stomp for a near fall. Cesaro sends Owens to the corner and hits a running uppercut. Cesaro sends him to the opposite corner for the same move. Orton gets in the ring and gives Cesaro a t-bone suplex. Orton covers, but he quickly moves as Owens flattens Cesaro with a senton splash. Orton then catches Owens with a t-bone suplex. Orton goes for a hanging DDT on Cesaro, but Cesaro counters into a Cesaro Swing attempt. Owens quickly pulls Cesaro out of the ring and sends him into the ring post. Orton grabs Owens, but Owens counters by snapping him off the top rope. Owens catches him with a senton splash for a near fall.
Owens stomps him as a loud “Fight Owens Fight” chant breaks out. Owens punches and stomps Orton before choking him in the corner. Owens then does Orton’s taunt. Owens sends him to the corner, but Orton pops out and clotheslines him down before raising his arms up. Orton stomps Owens before Cesaro knocks him out of the ring. Owens knocks Cesaro out of the ring. Orton gives Cesaro a back suplex on the barricade. Owens follows them out of the ring, and he has a whip reversed into the barricade. Orton whips Cesaro, but he puts the brakes on and tries to suplex Owens. Owens blocks it and gives Cesaro a front suplex on the barricade. Orton then runs up and gives Owens a back suplex on the barricade. Orton soaks in the cheers from the crowd. Orton sees Owens get into the ring, and he covers him for a two count. Orton saunters around the ring before giving Owens a suplex for a one count. Orton can’t believe he kicked out at one. Orton stomps him before cutting Cesaro off as he gets into the ring. Cesaro comes back with some uppercuts. Owens uppercuts Cesaro a few times before throwing him out of the ring. Owens stomps Orton before having a whip reversed. Orton then catches him with his patented backbreaker. Owens gets out of the ring to recover.
Cesaro shoulders Orton in the midsection a few times before catching him with a cross-body block off the top rope for a two count. Cesaro uppercuts him, and Orton uppercuts him back. They trade uppercuts with Cesaro coming out on top. Cesaro sends him to the corner, but Orton quickly pops out with a clothesline. Cesaro then counters an RKO into a crossface. Orton gets to the rope, but Cesaro doesn’t have to release due to there being no disqualifications in a triple threat. Orton pulls himself out of the ring to get out of the hold. Owens knocks Cesaro off the apron before hitting a summersault senton on Orton and Cesaro!
We come back from the break to see Owens send Cesaro shoulder-first into the ring post before hitting a cannonball for a near fall. Owens goes to the top rope, but Orton punches him. Orton goes for a superplex, but Owens punches him off. Cesaro then dropkicks Owens in the face. Cesaro and Orton talk strategy before connecting with a double-team superplex on Owens! Cesaro covers Owens, but Orton pulls him off. They stare at each other before trading punches and uppercuts. Cesaro quickly takes Orton down and executes the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro then applies the Sharpshooter in honor of Tyson Kidd. Orton tries to pull himself to the ropes, but Cesaro lets it go to attack Owens. Owens pushes him into Orton and rolls him up for a two count. Owens throws Cesaro into the ropes, but Cesaro twists to the apron. Orton clotheslines Cesaro on the apron and powerslams Owens. Owens immediately rolls to the apron. Orton grabs both Owens and Cesaro and connects with a hanging DDT to the delight of the crowd. Orton sets up for an RKO, but Cesaro pushes him off. Owens pulls Orton out of the ring and hits a fall-away slam into the barricade. Owens yells in victory before Cesaro annihilates him with a corkscrew plancha!
Cesaro throws Owens into the ring and connects with a cross-body, but Owens rolls through for a two count. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard spinning uppercut for a near fall! Cesaro puts Owens on the top rope and punches him. Cesaro goes for a superplex, but Owens fights him off. Owens goes for a senton bomb, but Cesaro gets the knees up. Cesaro sees an opening and charges, but Owens superkicks him down. Owens sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Cesaro gets out. Orton gets into the ring and immediately RKOs Owens. Owens rolls out of the ring as Orton floors Cesaro with an RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Match Rating: ** 3/4
The crowd gives Randy Orton a great round of applause as he celebrates. Seth Rollins is seen watching backstage. It’ll be Randy Orton taking on Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event.
Dean Ambrose is seen backstage. Ambrose says he didn’t have a lot of friends growing up. It would have been nice to have someone to play catch with and steal cars with. Roman Reigns then comes in and says Ambrose is trying to say he’s the first real friend he’s ever had. Bray Wyatt continues to talk about family. Luke Harper would do anything for Wyatt, but Wyatt wouldn’t do the same. Reigns says they’re brothers. Ambrose says they’ll put their family ties to the test tonight and at SummerSlam. Reigns finishes by saying, “Believe that.”
Coming up next, we’ll hear from WWE Hall of Famers talking about Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
A video plays that hypes up The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. It features comments from many of the current superstars on the roster as well as Stone Cole Steve Austin and Booker T.
Next week on RAW, The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will be in the same arena at the same time. Immediately following tonight’s RAW, we’ll see an extended look at The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits. He makes his way to the ring to face Luke Harper, next.
Roman Reigns makes his entrance to be at ringside for his friend.
Dean Ambrose w/ Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt
Before the match begins, Luke Harper scares Byron Saxton away and takes his chair. Bray Wyatt sits in the seat.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Harper powers him to the corner, but Ambrose soon turns him around. Harper punches him a few times before giving him an uppercut. Ambrose puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Harper reverses a whip, but Ambrose comes back with a flying forearm. Ambrose puts Harper in the corner and talks trash to Wyatt. Ambrose hits a snapmare before hitting a low clothesline. Ambrose drops an elbow for a one count. Harper quickly hits a throat thrust before Ambrose fights back. Ambrose puts him against the ropes and punches away at him. Ambrose hits the ropes, but Harper takes him out with a spinning side slam for a two count. Harper rips at the face before pushing him aside. Harper uppercuts him a few times before hitting a body slam. Wyatt is seen spinning in the chair and laughing. Harper body slams Ambrose again before taking a back elbow. Harper charges, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ambrose then comes running off the apron with an elbow drop. Ambrose talks strategy with Reigns before getting back in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Harper take Ambrose out with a guillotine catapult for a one count. Harper does the gator roll before leaving the front face-lock applied. During the commercial, Harper annihilated Ambrose with a big boot. The crowd chants, “Sit down Byron.” Ambrose fights out of the hold, but Harper picks him up and sends him headfirst into the turnbuckle for a near fall. Harper puts Ambrose in the corner and punches him before whipping him down. Harper signals for the end before whipping him down again. Harper sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head, allowing Ambrose to whip him down. Ambrose catches him with a boot to the face before hitting a vicious tornado DDT.
Both men are down, but eventually make it to their feet. Ambrose wildly punches away at Harper before being sent into the ropes. Ambrose catches him with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Harper gets out. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Ambrose gets out. Ambrose then body slams him down. Ambrose catches him with a running forearm in the corner and goes for a running bulldog, but Harper pushes him off. Harper goes for a big boot, but Ambrose moves. Harper falls out of the ring. Ambrose and Harper brawl at ringside before Ambrose sends Wyatt over the commentary table. Harper punches Ambrose before throwing him into the ring, but Ambrose rebounds and clotheslines him down. Ambrose puts him in the ring, ducks a discus clothesline, and rolls him up for a near fall. Harper punches him, but Ambrose rebounds with another clothesline.
Ambrose gets out of the ring to recover. Ambrose ducks Wyatt’s attack, and Reigns takes him out with a Superman Punch. Harper pulls Reigns off him and hits a superkick. Ambrose then takes Harper out with a suicide dive. Ambrose puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Harper crotches him up there. Harper crushes Ambrose with a discus clothesline for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Luke Harper
Match Rating: **
Replays are shown of the match highlights. Wyatt and Harper taunt then from the ramp. Reigns helps Ambrose up and they angrily stare at their SummerSlam opponents.
Coming up next, Daniel Bryan will be a guest on Miz TV.
Miz TV with special guest Daniel Bryan
The Miz welcomes the crowd to Miz TV. Miz calls attention to one of the hottest stars in Hollywood, Stephen Amell. Miz says when Stardust is done running through him, he’ll rebrand him and teach him how to act. Speaking of building brands, his guest is someone the crowd knows and loves. A big “YES” chant breaks out. Miz says he plucked him from obscurity and gave him greatness. Miz introduces Daniel Bryan.
Daniel Bryan comes out to a great reception as the crowd loudly chants, “YES!” The entire arena is following him in the “YES” chant. The crowd is absolutely buzzing. A “Daniel Bryan” chant fires up, and Bryan sits in the chair and smiles. Miz welcomes Bryan back to Miz TV. The “Daniel Bryan” chant just continues. Miz eventually puts his hand up and says their mouths should be shut. They boo, but continue the chant. Miz says he has a show to run before going on. Miz welcomes him back to Miz TV. Bryan thanks him before being interrupted by a loud “YES” chant. Bryan sarcastically says Miz wants them to shut up so they should be quiet. Miz puts his hand up, and the crowd loudly chants, “NO!” Miz puts his hand up again, but they don’t go quiet. Bryan says he didn’t come here to be on Miz TV. Bryan asks if Miz really thought he’d miss an opportunity to be on RAW in his home state. Bryan shouts, “Sea,” and the crowd responds with “Hawks!” Miz says he’s a Cleveland Browns fan.
Miz says he wants to talk about how he made Bryan’s career, but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan says Miz loves to take credit for his success. Miz can take credit for his A-list Hollywood career, such as “Santa’s Little Helper,” which he’s sure will be a huge success. The crowd chants, “NO!” Miz says it will be a success. Bryan says Miz can take credit for his amazing wardrobe, but his career is not thanks to The Miz. His career was made by hard work, these people, and all the people who supported him his entire career. Miz says they’ll agree to disagree. Miz says they can agree on his current medical status. That’s why Bryan is still not cleared to return to the ring. Miz says Bryan is on the shelf. Miz wants to know what that’s like because he’s never experienced an injury in the WWE. Miz wants to know what it’s like to sit around all day and dwell on the past. Bryan says it’s tough because he’s been kind of busy. In a nod to Mick Foley, he’s been busy writing a book which is a New York Times Bestseller called, “YES: My Incredible Journey To The Main Event of WrestleMania.” Bryan is also a judge on the greatest show in the history of shows, “Tough Enough.” Miz says he’s disappointed that there aren’t more chapters in Bryan’s book about him. Miz says he’s also a judge on “Tough Enough.” Miz says he’s the most knowledgeable judge on the show.
Miz says he taught Bryan the integrity of being a champion. When Bryan got injured, he did the right thing. Miz asks if Ryback should do the same. Bryan wonders what the right thing is. Miz says Ryback should cancel the SummerSlam match, relinquish the Intercontinental Title, and give it to him. Big Show’s music hits, and he comes down to the ring saying Miz is amazing. With the amount of crap that comes out of his mouth, he’s stunned that his teeth are white. Big Show asks if Miz really thinks he has a real shot at the title. Big Show gets in the ring and stares at Bryan. A light “Please Retire” chant breaks out. Big Show challenges them to find someone to retire him.
Ryback’s music hits, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring. Ryback makes his return to RAW after fighting a staph infection in his knee for the past few weeks. Miz and Bryan clear the ring. A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out as Ryback and Big Show approach one another. Bryan then throws Miz into the ring, and he’s stuck between Big Show and Ryback. A loud “YES” chant breaks out. Big Show tackles Miz and Ryback into the corner before throwing Miz across the ring. Ryback quickly attacks Big Show and takes him out with a Meat Hook Clothesline. The crowd loudly chants, “Feed Me More!” Bryan gets in the ring and points at Miz. A big “YES” chant breaks out. Ryback sets up for the Meat Hook Clothesline and takes Miz’ head off with it. Ryback and Bryan celebrate in the ring.
Footage is shown of Seth Rollins going for a Curb Stomp on Randy Orton only for it to be reversed into an RKO at this past WrestleMania. They’ll face with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line in the main event.
Michael Cole says a big match has been made for SummerSlam, but before we can hear about it we’ll see a video about Charlotte. Charlotte says the Divas Division is going places before saying she’ll main event WrestleMania. Replays are shown from earlier tonight when a big brawl broke out between Team Bella, Team B.A.D., and Team P.C.B. At SummerSlam, we’ll see a Three Team Elimination Match with Team Bella taking on Team B.A.D. and Team P.C.B.
Lana will be on commentary for the next match. She says Dolph Ziggler will be back after SummerSlam.
Rusev w/ Summer Rae vs. Mark Henry
Mark Henry came to the ring waving the American Flag. The bell rings, and Henry punches away at Rusev. Rusev reverses a whip into the corner, but Henry comes back with a pair of clotheslines. Henry splashes Rusev in the corner before Summer Rae gets on the apron to distract him. Henry sends Rusev to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Lana gets up from commentary and pulls Summer off the apron. Summer quickly gets the better of her and throws her into the ring. Lana is in front of Rusev, and she angrily stares at him. Summer then attacks Lana from behind. The referee throws the match out.
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Summer Rae viciously slams Lana off the mat a few times before Rusev orders her to crush Lana. Summer applies the Accolade to Lana as Rusev smiles. The Bulgarian Flag unfurls above the ring with Rusev’s face on it.
A video shows Neville losing to Seth Rollins last week with Stardust’s taunting promo talking over it. Stephen Amell is seen shaking his head at that. We’ll see Neville in action, next.
Footage is seen of Stardust defeating Zack Ryder on Smackdown. Stardust then said Arrow would be at RAW and said, “Be My Hero!”
King Barrett vs. Neville
The bell rings, and Barrett powers him to the corner before stomping him down. Barrett uses the ropes to slingshot Neville into a backbreaker. Barrett clubs Neville before taunting the crowd. Barrett puts him on the apron and slams him onto the turnbuckle. Barrett clubs away at Neville before missing a running knee. Neville kicks Barrett in the face before going to the top rope. Neville takes him out with the Red Arrow for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Neville
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Stardust immediately runs into the ring and attacks Neville. Stardust then looks at Stephen Amell and leaves the ring to confront him. Stardust then pushes his face. Amell angrily jumps the barricade, leaps to the apron, and slingshots over the top rope. Amell attacks Stardust until security pulls him off. Barrett pulls Stardust out of the ring as security holds Amell back. Amell then agrees to leave the ring.
Replays are shown of Stephen Amell attacking Stardust. Triple H is backstage with Amell and Neville. Triple H says he brought Amell here as a guest and not a participant. Amell begs Triple H to let him and Neville handle Stardust. Triple H says Amell will never be one of them. He’s an actor. Amell says he’s also a man who needs to respond when challenged. Amell says he’ll sign whatever the lawyers want as long as he can get a shot at Stardust at SummerSlam. Triple H agrees to make the match. At SummerSlam, it’ll be Stardust and King Barrett taking on Neville and Stephen Amell. They shake hands before Triple H wishes him luck because he’s going to need it.
The commentators make the hard sell for the WWE Network before ridiculing anyone who purchases the event on PPV.
JoJo is backstage with Sheamus. She says Randy Orton is going to take on Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship next. She asks for his thoughts. Sheamus says he’s wondering who he’ll be rooting for. Will he root for Randy “Bore-ton” or Seth Rollins? Sheamus says something about The Goonies before laughing heartily. Sheamus says one thing is for sure: the Money in the Bank briefcase. When it’s the right time, he’ll become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Who knows? The right time may be tonight.
Randy Orton makes his entrance. He’ll face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, next.
Footage is shown of the chaotic brawl between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar last week. Both men will be in the arena at the same time next week.
Replays are shown of Randy Orton defeating Cesaro and Kevin Owens in a triple threat earlier in the night to get an opportunity at Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins (c)
The bell rings, and they slowly circle the ring before Rollins retreats to ringside. Rollins smirks at Orton before telling the referee to back him up. Rollins goes to get in the ring before getting off the apron. Rollins finally enters the ring and kicks Orton before punching him. Rollins stomps away at Orton before raking his face on the rope. Rollins punches Orton to the corner before shouldering him. Rollins has a whip reversed, and he flips upside down. Orton goes for an RKO, but Rollins pushes him off and gets out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Orton trapped in a chin lock. Orton fights up and punches out before head-butting him. Orton sends him into the ropes, but Rollins reverses with a sling blade for a two count. Rollins hits a running forearm in the corner before following up with a neckbreaker. Orton rolls out of the ring to recover. Orton counters a suicide dive by punching him. Orton clotheslines him twice before going for a powerslam, but Rollins holds on to the ropes. Orton quickly catches him with an inside cradle for a two count. Orton ducks a kick and goes for his patented backbreaker, but Rollins flips through. Orton then takes him out with a powerslam for a near fall. Orton goes for a hanging DDT, but Rollins fights out and goes to ringside. Rollins grabs his WWE World Heavyweight Championship and goes to leave. Rollins’ lower back is completely bruised. Orton clotheslines him into the timekeeper’s area before giving him a back suplex on the commentary table. Orton throws him into the ring and catches him before he leaves the ring again. Rollins elbows him in the face and tries to send him into the referee, but Orton puts the brakes on. Rollins rolls him up for a near fall. Rollins argues with the referee before Orton rolls him up for a near fall. Rollins then takes Orton out with a superkick.
Both men are down and being counted by the referee. Rollins is the first to his feet, and he goes to the top rope. Rollins stands on the top rope, but Orton shakes the ropes to crotch him up there. Orton takes some time before connecting with a top rope superplex for a near fall. Orton picks Rollins up, but he’s kicked in the midsection. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Orton counters with a back body drop attempt. Rollins manages to land on his feet and charges him, but Orton catches him with a hanging DDT attempt. Rollins fights out, drops him to the apron, and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Rollins goes for a hanging DDT and connects with it! Rollins takes his time before dropping down like Orton does before an RKO. Rollins stalks Orton as he pulls himself to his feet. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Orton counters with a back body drop. Actually, Orton loses his balance and almost falls out of the ring. Rollins goes for a powerbomb, but Orton gives him a back body drop to the apron. Rollins lands on his feet and springboards off the top rope into an RKO! The referee begins to count, but Sheamus runs down and pulls Orton out of the ring for the disqualification!
Winner by Disqualification: Randy Orton
Seth Rollins is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Match Rating: **
Sheamus throws Orton into the ring post before sending him into the steps. Sheamus then throws him over the barricade into the crowd. Sheamus looks in the ring and grabs his Money in the Bank briefcase. Sheamus gets in the ring and hits Rollins with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus goes to hand the briefcase to the referee, and they stand there for a few long moments. Orton is late on his cue, but he finally gets there and gives Sheamus an RKO before he can cash in. Orton celebrates in the ring as Rollins lays at ringside broken, but still the champion.
Quick Match Results
Team Bella def. Team B.A.D.
The New Day def. Los Matadores
Randy Orton def. Kevin Owens and Cesaro
Luke Harper def. Dean Ambrose
Rusev NC Mark Henry
Neville def. King Barrett
Randy Orton def. Seth Rollins via DQ (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
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Many thanks to the great Adam Martin for covering RAW for me while I was away on my honeymoon. It was a great time, but it’s nice to be getting back to my regular life… only married.
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