WWE Monday Night RAW Results
October 5, 2015
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show. The sound of someone clearing their throat is also heard.
A video recaps the events of Corporate Kane’s job evaluation from last week’s RAW. Ashley from HR said Kane is of sound mind and a good person. Seth Rollins was flabbergasted and attacked Kane in the ring. Rollins smashed his ankle with a chair, and Kane was wheeled off in an ambulance. The ambulance stopped and out came the Demon Kane. Kane gave Rollins a Chokeslam and went for a Tombstone Piledriver, but Rollins escaped. Kane held up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and laughed.
The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena with a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and JBL welcome us to the show. Tonight, we’ll see The Dudley Boyz take on Seth Rollins and The Big Show.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman address the Hell in a Cell match against Undertaker
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and he comes out to a massive pop with Paul Heyman by his side. Still photos are shown from WWE’s live event from Madison Square Garden this past Saturday. Brock Lesnar defeated The Big Show at the event. Lesnar will face The Undertaker later this month in a Hell in a Cell match. A loud “Suplex City” chant fires up. Lesnar smiles as the crowd applauds him. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the slayer of the giant, the conqueror of The Streak, and tonight, tonight the RAW Beast of Boston, Brock Lesnar!” Heyman says now that we’ve kicked off the “Go To Hell Tour” by thrashing the 450-pound giant The Big Show, all focus goes to Hell in a Cell. Heyman understands how unfathomable it must be to some people that The Undertaker will never get revenge on Lesnar for conquering the Streak. Ever since November 1990, anyone who has done anything to The Undertaker has been destroyed by The Phenom himself. This time, The Undertaker is going to have to learn that this is a fight he cannot win. The Undertaker considers Hell in a Cell to be the Devil’s playground, but his client considers it to be the lair of The Beast. Heyman says The Undertaker thinks Hell in a Cell is his match. Heyman says, “Your match? My ass!” WrestleMania was The Undertaker’s event until he stepped into the ring with Brock Lesnar. A video package recaps Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX to end The Streak.
The crowd is mixed on that video. Heyman says Undertaker spent a week in the hospital and was on the shelf for a year. Undertaker suffered many sleepless nights plotting, planning, and conspiring his revenge. At SummerSlam when he had a chance to claim his vengeance, Undertaker looked into the eyes of The Beast and realized he is not Deadman enough to get revenge on Brock Lesnar. The crowd boos that. A video recaps what happened at SummerSlam. The timekeeper called for the bell when he saw The Undertaker tap out, but the referee never called for the bell. The match continued, and Undertaker choked Lesnar out with the Hell’s Gate. Lesnar and Heyman are not happy watching that footage. Heyman says he can’t recall Lesnar using a low blow against The Undertaker, but Undertaker did. Just like his client will tell Stone Cold Steve Austin to his face on the podcast on October 19, he’ll tell The Undertaker shooting from the hip right now. Sunday October 25 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California at Hell in a Cell only on the WWE Network, Undertaker will step into a cage of ultimate consequences. Heyman promises The Undertaker that this will be the last time Lesnar will ever fight him. One of them will walk out of Hell in a Cell and ascend to the heavens as the victor and winner of this storied rivalry. Heyman stops with the PG vernacular and calls it a war. The other person will not walk out of the cell at all. That’s not a prediction. That is a spoiler. Heyman says, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of my lord, your conqueror, my beast, and the beast who will extinguish the light that has signified your darkness for all of these years, Brock Lesnar!”
Big Show’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Lesnar just stares at him as he makes his way to the ring. Heyman looks terrified. Lesnar just stares at Big Show and gives him a rueful smile. The crowd is lightly chanting, “Please retire.” Big Show says Lesnar took him to Suplex City at Madison Square Garden. Big Show sarcastically says it was a hell of a match. Big Show says he was close to wiping the grin off Lesnar’s face. Big Show says because he’s the bigger man, he’ll call it like it is. Lesnar is The Beast and a man among boys. Big Show wants to shake his hand and say he’s the man. Big Show extends his hand, but Lesnar simply walks right by it. Big Show says it must be nice to be as arrogant as he is. Big Show says he hopes he faces The Undertaker and loses… again. Lesnar turns back to the Big Show and gets back in the ring. Lesnar stares at him before giving him a belly-to-belly suplex! Lesnar stands over Big Show before lifting him up for a huge F5! Lesnar smiles as he stares at Big Show before leaving.
Seth Rollins is backstage complaining to Stephanie McMahon. Rollins says Big Show is his tag team partner, but now he’s down. Rollins says they have to call the match off. Stephanie says she won’t do that. Rollins asks if she thinks he should take on The Dudley’s by himself. She says he’s the man and should figure it out. Rollins angrily stares at her before walking off.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he comes out to a decent reception. He’ll be in a six-man tag team match, next.
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Randy Orton vs. The Wyatt Family
Roman Reigns will start the match against Luke Harper. Reigns says he wants Bray Wyatt. They lock up and quickly break. Harper talks a little trash before they lock up. Reigns breaks out and goes for Wyatt, but he runs off. Reigns goes outside and punches Wyatt. Reigns throws Wyatt into the ring, but Braun Strowman quickly cuts him off. Reigns punches Strowman before Dean Ambrose gives him a dropkick. Strowman doesn’t go down. Orton pokes him in the eyes and dropkicks him, but he still doesn’t go down. Reigns and Ambrose finally knock him out of the ring with a double shoulder block. Reigns, Ambrose, and Orton clear the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose roll up Harper for a two count. Harper rolls out of the ring to recover. Ambrose lies down to try to goad Harper into coming back into the ring. Harper cautiously gets back in, and Ambrose catches him with another roll-up for a two count. Ambrose shoulders Harper in the corner and tags in Orton. They take Harper down with a double-team back elbow. Orton stomps Harper’s limbs before raking the face with his kneepad. Ambrose is tagged back in. Harper quickly punches and knees him before tagging in Strowman. Ambrose dropkicks Strowman off the apron and goes for a plancha, but Strowman catches him and carelessly (and dangerously) flips him over to the ground. Strowman throws him into the barricade before putting him in the ring. Strowman body slams Ambrose before tagging Wyatt in. Wyatt punches Ambrose before putting him in the corner for an avalanche, which gets him a two count. Harper is tagged back in, and he stomps Ambrose before putting him in the corner. Harper rolls him up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Wyatt is tagged back in, and he stomps Ambrose before slapping him. Ambrose fights back with a right hand before hitting a rebound clothesline. Strowman quickly tags back in and sends him into the ropes. Ambrose goes for a rebound clothesline, but Strowman shoulder blocks him down. The crowd is scary quiet for this whole match thus far.
We come back from the break to see Wyatt viciously clothesline Ambrose down for a near fall! Wyatt stomps Ambrose before knocking Reigns off the apron. Wyatt goes for a senton splash, but Ambrose moves out of the way. Strowman is tagged in, and he puts Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose sidesteps him, and he hits the ring post shoulder-first. Harper tags in, but Ambrose makes the tag to Orton. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a powerslam. Orton connects with a hanging DDT and gets the crowd going. Orton waits for Harper to get up, and Wyatt distracts the referee. Strowman pulls Orton out of the ring and bounces him off the commentary team before putting him in the ring. Reigns is tagged in, and he knocks Wyatt off the apron before suplexing Harper. Reigns then goes outside and viciously punches away at Wyatt. Strowman pulls Reigns off, and Ambrose connects with a suicide dive, but Strowman still doesn’t go down. Reigns connects with a Superman Punch, but he still won’t go down. Ambrose jumps off the apron, and Strowman accidentally falls down. Strowman immediately gets up and sends them over the barricade.
Harper throws Reigns into the ring, but Reigns comes back with a powerbomb. Reigns sets up in the corner, and the crowd appears to be booing him. Wyatt punches Reigns, and Harper takes him out with a superkick. Orton breaks up the pin. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail on Orton, but Orton gets out. Orton goes for an RKO on Wyatt, but Wyatt escapes. Orton then drops Harper with an RKO. Reigns stares at Wyatt before spearing Harper down for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Randy Orton
Match Rating: **
Replays are shown of the final moments of the match. Reigns says at Hell in a Cell, he’s done with Wyatt. Reigns says he’ll be the one that ends it, and he can believe that.
John Cena will put the WWE United States Championship on the line in an open challenge later tonight.
King Barrett will be on commentary for the next match.
Neville vs. Sheamus
Before the match begins, Sheamus cuts a promo. Sheamus says he thought Boston was an Irish city. Sheamus makes fun of the city before saying they should use him as their mascot. Sheamus says we have a live leprechaun in the ring. People love Neville, but no matter how hard he tries and fights, he will always be a loser. As for him, he’s a winner. He’s Mr. Money in the Bank and a future WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Sheamus says the truth hurts, but not as much as a Brogue Kick. Neville kicks Sheamus in the midsection and takes him down.
The bell rings, and he viciously attacks Sheamus in the corner. The referee backs him up, but Neville goes back to punching him. King Barrett gets off commentary and distracts Neville. Sheamus then wipes Neville out with a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Corporate Kane is seen hobbling backstage in a walking boot. He’ll be out, next.
Corporate Kane addresses Seth Rollins’ misfortunes
Corporate Kane is in the ring as we come back from the break. He is in a walking boot. Kane asks that they excuse him for not being able to get around well tonight. Seth Rollins got a little carried away, but he doesn’t blame him. If he had a 7-foot Demon from Hell chasing him, he’d be desperate too. Things haven’t been going Rollins’ way. Now that Brock Lesnar decimated his tag team partner The Big Show, he needs a partner as he faces The Dudley Boyz this evening. At this time, he wants to suggest Rollins’ partner is him.
Seth Rollins cuts him off and comes out to the ring. Rollins says Kane thinks he can come out and make himself his partner against The Dudley Boyz, but he’s wrong. Rollins hates to break it to him like this, but he is no Tom Brady. Even though they both have deflated balls, Kane cannot lie, cheat, and swindle his way into getting what he wants because life doesn’t work that way for people like him. The crowd loudly boos Rollins. Rollins says he’s not playing into Kane’s mind games tonight. Kane says on his coffee mug, it says, “World’s Greatest Director of Operations.” That’s not a cliché. Those are words he lives by. Kane wants to be the best one he can be. The best way he can do that is by bringing out the best in Rollins. Rollins says he doesn’t need Kane to prove that he’s the best. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship brings out the best in him. Kane laughs before saying he has a poster in his office that says no one else matters except the man you see when you look in the mirror. Kane has the feeling Rollins doesn’t like the man in the mirror. Kane wants to make Rollins proud of that man, but to be the man around here, sometimes you have to go through Hell and face your demons. Kane enthusiastically says that’s what the poster says. Rollins asks if it qualifies as facing his demons if he takes Kane to Hell right now.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring and says she’s seen enough. She tried to handle this the right way going through all the proper claims, including Rollins’ anonymous complaint to human resources. Rollins tries to deflect, but she says everyone knows it’s him. Stephanie says he shouldn’t insult Tom Brady because he’ll lead the New England Patriots to another Super Bowl. Stephanie gets a massive pop despite being a heel. Stephanie says there is just one way to settle this. At Hell in a Cell, the Demon will have his day when he goes one-on-one with Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As far as tonight is concerned, if Kane feels like he can tape up his ankle and team with Rollins against The Dudley Boyz, then he can have at it. Stephanie says there is one more thing before she leaves. At Hell in a Cell, if Monster Kane doesn’t defeat Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, then Corporate Kane will be relieved of his duties as Director of Operations. Stephanie wishes them luck.
Seth Rollins will team with Corporate Kane to face The Dudley Boyz later tonight. Coming up, we’ll see a John Cena US Open Challenge.
Seth Rollins is backstage talking to Triple H. Rollins says Triple H can’t be ok with him teaming with Kane after what happened on Smackdown. Kane is deranged and after his title. Triple H says at first glance, it might appear as if Kane has him right where he wants him, but does he? There’s an old saying: “Do unto others before they can do unto you.” Rollins chuckles before walking off.
Natalya vs. Paige
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. They lock up, and Natalya powers her to the corner. Natalya forearms away at her before Paige slaps her. Paige catches her with a wheelbarrow roll-up, and they roll through pins. Paige rolls out of the ring to recover. Natalya quickly takes her out with a baseball slide. Natalya puts her in the ring, but Paige rolls right out. Paige quickly superkicks her down and taunts the crowd. Paige puts Natalya into the ring and stomps her. Paige applies a body scissor, but Natalya turns around and punches her. Paige applies a front face-lock to stop her. Paige clubs the back, but Natalya powers up and goes for a slam, but she falls back. Paige covers for a two count. Paige applies an abdominal stretch and really cranks it in. Natalya reverses into one of her own and pulls back on the leg. Paige elbows out and connects with a snapmare. Paige goes for a running knee, but Natalya moves. Natalya clotheslines her and connects with a Russian leg sweep. Natalya sends her into the ropes, but she lowers her head and eats a kick. Paige hits the ropes, but Natalya takes her down with a Discus Clothesline for a near fall. Natalya cannot believe she kicked out.
Paige reverse a whip and connects with the Paige Turner for a near fall. Paige screams that this is her house. Paige taunts the crowd before going for a slap, but Natalya hits a modified atomic drop. Natalya steps on her before dropkicking her in the face for a near fall. Natalya lifts her up, but Paige counters into a roll-up attempt. Natalya counters into a Sharpshooter, but Paige quickly gets to the ropes. Paige quickly snaps her off the ropes before rolling her up for a two count. Natalya counters a kick into a Sharpshooter, and Paige taps out.
Winner by Submission: Natalya
Match Rating: * 1/4
Footage is shown of Kevin Owens intentionally getting counted out on Smackdown to retain his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Ryback. Ryback attacked him after the match and gave him Shell Shocked.
A Ryback video package airs. The crowd is heard booing him. Ryback says he is a lion, and Kevin Owens is his prey. Every step he takes gets him closer to satiating his hunger and taking back what is his. Ryback says it’s feeding time.
Kevin Owens’ music hits. He’ll be in action, next.
Kevin Owens vs. Sin Cara w/ Kalisto
Owens kicks Cara in the midsection and stomps away at him. Owens punches him down and mocks the “Lucha” chant. Owens sends him into the corner hard and taunts the crowd. Owens hits a short-arm clothesline followed by a senton splash for a one count. Owens punches him down for another one count. Owens applies a chin lock and calls Kalisto a twelve-year old. Cara fights up, but Owens quickly takes him back down. Owens mocks Kalisto before turning into a kick from Cara. Cara springboards off the second rope with a flying head-butt. Cara hits a springboard moonsault before having a whip reversed. Cara ducks a clothesline and rolls him up for a two count. Cara kicks him in the midsection and springboards off the second rope into a superkick form Owens. Owens sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb to pick up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Owens celebrates with the WWE Intercontinental Championship before kicking Kalisto in the head. Owens goes to give Kalisto an apron powerbomb, but Ryback runs down for the save. Owens quickly escapes through the crowd as Ryback starts up a “Feed Me More” chant.
Stephanie McMahon is on her cell phone when The New Day walks up chanting her name. She says she’s busy. Big E tells her to not be sour and feel the power. Stephanie reiterates that she’s busy. Xavier Woods lifts up his trombone, and she says if she hears one note, she’ll send them to a place that makes Suplex City look like Disneyland. She saw what they did on the WWE Network special, so they will defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against The Dudley Boyz at Hell in a Cell. She tells them to find the positivity in that before walking off. The New Day looks confused.
John Cena and Roman Reigns talk about Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The entire WWE roster is on the stage. John Cena and Roman Reigns are in the ring with nine breast cancer survivors. Cena puts over the fact that WWE is teaming with Susan G. Komen to fight breast cancer and save lives. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and WWE has gone pink to show support to the women fighting this disease. Cena puts over Boston and how he grew up there. Cena points out his family in the front row and says he gets a great feeling every time he comes here. Cena says it’s special to stand in the ring with women who have a true fighting spirit. Cena then asks the crowd to give the women in the ring a round of applause. Boston comes alive for these women and a “YES” chant fires up.
Roman Reigns says his mantra is normally “One versus all,” but in the fight against breast cancer, it’s “All versus one.” Together with Susan G. Komen, the WWE Universe can join forces to make a huge difference. Reigns tells the crowd to go to WWEShop.com, get the gear, and join the fight. Reigns says it’s a huge honor for himself and WWE to once again join the fight. Reigns finishes by saying, “Believe that!” Cena and Reigns shake hands with the cancer survivors.
Coming up next will be The Dudley Boyz taking on Seth Rollins and Corporate Kane.
Still photos are shown of John Cena defeating Seth Rollins this past Saturday at Madison Square Garden with an assist from Demon Kane.
Corporate Kane and Seth Rollins vs. The Dudley Boyz
Seth Rollins and Kane talk strategy. Kane will start the match against Bubba Ray Dudley. Kane is in a shirt and tie. Kane goes for a lockup, but his ankle hurts him. Rollins blind tags in and shouts instructions at him. Rollins talks trash to Bubba before shoving him. Bubba laughs before shoving him down. Bubba says Rollins may be the man, but they’re the best tag team in the world. They lock up, and Rollins applies a side headlock. Bubba whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Rollins gets back in the ring before kicking Bubba. Rollins clubs Bubba and stomps him in the corner before the referee backs him up. Bubba turns Rollins around and chops the chest. D-Von is tagged in, and they hit a double-team shoulder block/elbow drop combo for a two count. Kane is tagged back in, and D-Von kicks him in the injured leg a few times. Kane hobbles around before tagging Rollins back in. Rollins shouts at Kane and orders him to stay on the apron. D-Von brings Rollins back in the hard way before having a whip reversed. D-Von hits a spinning back elbow. Rollins powers him to the corner, but he soon runs into an elbow. D-Von connects with a neckbreaker off the second rope. Kane blind tags in and clotheslines D-Von. Kane looks for a tag, and Rollins gives it to him. Rollins comes off the top rope with a punch to the midsection. Kane smiles as he watches Rollins deliver a neckbreaker to D-Von.
We come back from the break to see Kane punching D-Von down before applying a chin lock. D-Von fights up, but he runs into a back elbow. Kane goes for a low dropkick, but his leg buckles. Rollins tags in and drops an elbow on D-Von before applying a chin lock. The ringside doctor is checking on Kane. Rollins all of a sudden handcuffs Kane to the ropes to prevent him from going to the back. D-Von takes Rollins down and hits a sloppy catapult into Kane. The handcuffs snap as Kane falls off the apron. Kane is helped to the back. Rollins screams for Kane to come back. Kane looks back at Rollins and gives him a smile. Rollins kicks out of a roll-up from D-Von and goes for a Pedigree, but D-Von counters with a back body drop. D-Von avoids a splash and tags in Bubba.
Bubba comes in with a pair of clothesline before hitting a back body drop. Bubba jabs him before connecting with a Bionic Elbow. Bubba tries to get the crowd going, but they’re not responsive. D-Von is tagged in, and they do the “Whassup” head-butt. The Dudley Boyz finally get the crowd going with a big “Get the tables” taunt. The Dudley Boyz grab a table, but Rollins dropkicks it in their faces for the disqualification.
Winners by Disqualification: The Dudley Boyz
Match Rating: * 1/4
Rollins goes to leave, but Kane’s pyro explodes on the stage. The Demon Kane comes out and attacks Rollins. Kane takes Rollins down before turning into a 3D from The Dudley’s. The Dudley’s then walk off. Rollins stares at Kane before leaving the ring. Rollins stops and looks back at the ring before grabbing the table. Rollins sets it up in the ring and talks trash to Kane. Kane grabs him by the throat and goes for a Chokeslam, but Rollins fights out. Rollins goes to the top rope, but he jumps into a goozle. Kane then gives him a Chokeslam through the table! Kane makes the ring posts explode with fire as his music plays.
The main event of the evening will be the John Cena US Open Challenge.
Footage is shown from earlier in the day outside the arena. A limousine pulls up, and Team Bella comes out. They complain about the cold as they walk in. Another vehicle pulls up, and Team B.A.D. pulls up. Sasha Banks knocks Nikki Bella’s New York Yankee hat off, and they laugh as Nikki is held back.
Team B.A.D. make their entrance. Sasha Banks says it feels good to be back home in Boston. The crowd gives her a great ovation. Sasha says she puts the “Boss” in Boston. Team Bella’s music hits, and they come out to the stage. Nikki sarcastically welcomes Sasha home before saying she’s like the Red Sox – overrated. There’s no chance that Sasha or the Sox will win a championship in October. However, she and the Yankees are going all the way. The crowd lightly chants, “Yankees suck.” Nikki says nothing will be better than going all the way at Hell in a Cell. Naomi says Nikki is used to going all the way. Nikki calls them “Team Ranch-ed.” Sasha says it doesn’t matter who the champion is after Hell in a Cell because they’re keeping the title warm for her. Team Bella tells them to get real. Naomi says it’s time for them to get real. They drop their microphones and get into a shoving match.
Team B.A.D. vs. Team Bella
Naomi will start the match against Nikki Bella. Nikki throws her Yankee hat into Naomi’s face before hitting a Thesz Press. Nikki applies a side headlock before sending her into the corner, but Naomi catches her with a rump shaker. Naomi hits a running dropkick before tagging in Sasha, who comes in to a nice reception. Sasha hits a slingshot dropkick in the corner for a two count. Sasha chokes her in the corner before wrenching the arm. Nikki elbows out before tagging in her sister. Brie takes Sasha down before kicking her down in the corner. Sasha reverses a whip to the corner before laying her across the second rope for a double knee to the midsection. Team Bella recovers at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Alicia Fox hit Naomi with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Brie is tagged in, and she connects with a bulldog for a two count. Brie hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Nikki is tagged in, and she hits a rolling neck snapper before knocking Sasha off the apron. Naomi rolls up Nikki for a two count. Nikki quickly applies a front face-lock, but Naomi fights out and hits a jawbreaker. Nikki quickly comes back with a clothesline for a near fall. Alicia is tagged in, and she connects with a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia slams her down by the hair for a two count. Naomi soon backs her to the corner and elbows her. Alicia drags her to her corner and tags in Brie. Brie kicks away at Naomi’s chest before Naomi takes her down. They sloppily go down, and Alicia is tagged in. Alicia applies a headlock and fights Naomi down. Naomi fights Alicia off and tags in Sasha.
Sasha hits a clothesline before knocking the Bella’s off the apron. Sasha dropkicks Alicia down before splashing her in the corner. Sasha hits a running double knee to the face, and Brie breaks up the pin. Tamina runs in and superkicks her. Nikki takes Tamina out, and Naomi takes her out with a Rear View. Alicia big boots Naomi to get her out of the ring. Sasha then hits Alicia with the Bank Statement for the submission victory.
Winners by Submission: Team B.A.D.
Match Rating: *
Charlotte and Becky Lynch are seen watching backstage. Renee Young asks if Charlotte thinks her focus will be split at Hell in a Cell. Charlotte says Paige’s issues are Paige’s issues. She’s concentrating on Nikki Bella and proving that she didn’t just lucky. The Divas Championship is right where it belongs.
John Cena will have a US Open Challenge later tonight.
Summer Rae asks Rusev an important question
Summer Rae is in the ring, and she introduces Rusev. Rusev comes out waving the Bulgarian flag. Summer says she wanted to take the time to dedicate a RAW segment to him. A “USA” chant fires up. Rusev tells them to let the woman speak. Summer says she wants to honor the one superstar that has done more than any superstar on the whole roster. She says this tribute is for him. A sappy video package of Rusev and Summer Rae’s relationship is shown. Rusev looks moved by it. Rusev says this is great. When their relationship first started, he didn’t like her at all. As time moved on, he can’t imagine caring about anyone more than her. She says she was hoping he’d say that because there’s something she has to ask him. Summer takes some deep breaths before getting on one knee. Summer pulls a ring box out from her bra and opens it. Rusev paces around the ring before approaching her. Summer says, “Ru-ru… will you marry me?” Rusev paces around the ring and looks confused. Rusev says he doesn’t know what to say. Summer says they can go to the top and walk out of WrestleMania with it all. He’ll get more than he did with Lana. She tells him to say yes. Rusev tells the crowd to shut up because it’s his choice. Rusev takes a moment before saying he’ll marry her. She jumps into his arms, and they kiss.
Rusev then says, “I say yes… but not yet.” They must prove to each other that they’re worthy. Rusev wants to have WWE gold around his waist. Then she can have gold around his finger. Rusev drops the microphone and leaves Summer looking completely confused. Rusev holds the ropes open for her, and she sadly leaves the ring.
John Cena will have a US Open Challenge next. The commentators talk about how there is a buzz surrounding who will accept the challenge.
Roman Reigns and Randy Orton will face Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman this Thursday on Smackdown.
John Cena makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Cena says their time is now. Everybody knows that Boston is the place to be, and he’s the man to beat. The John Cena US Open Challenge starts now. Cena finishes by saying, “You want some? Come get some!”
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, but he doesn’t come out. The New Day come out dragging an unconscious Dolph Ziggler with them. Xavier Woods mentions that Cena talked about them getting serious. Woods asks if that’s serious enough for them. Kofi Kingston wonders who will answer the challenge. What we have here is a big question from a big champion offering a big opportunity in that big ring in front of a big crowd in a big city on a big network. Woods says if they only had a big challenger… Big E.
WWE United States Championship Match
John Cena (c) vs. Big E w/ Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston
The bell rings, and Cena applies a side headlock. Big E whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. The New Day taunt Cena as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Big E body slam Cena down to absolute silence. Big E body slams him again as the crowd just watches on in apathy. During the commercial, Big E hit Cena with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Big E takes Cena down with a clothesline for a two count. Also during the commercial, Big E speared him off the apron to the floor. Big E goes for a running shoulder in the corner, but Cena sidesteps him, which causes him to hit the ring post shoulder-first. Cena charges Big E, but he’s taken down by a one-armed slam for a two count. Big E hits a big splash for another two count. Woods blows his trombone his Cena’s face as Big E hits a big splash on the apron. Cena fights back, but Big E hits the ropes and avalanches him for a near fall. Big E talks trash before charging into a back body drop over the top rope.
Cena goes outside, but Big E reverses a whip into the steel steps. Big E rolls him into the ring and covers for a two count. Cena fights back and hits the ropes for a shoulder block, but Big E doesn’t go down. Big E catches Cena on the second attempt, but Cena gets out and hits a back suplex powerbomb. Cena hits the 5 Knuckle Shuffle before going for an AA, but The New Day pulls him off Cena’s shoulders. Big E quickly clotheslines him down. The referee then ejects The New Day from the ringside. Big E goes to hit Cena with the trombone, but the referee takes it away. Cena then hits the AA for the win.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: John Cena
Match Rating: *
The New Day triple-teams Cena until Dolph Ziggler runs down to make the save. The crowd barely pops for him. Ziggler tries to clean house before accidentally superkicking Cena. The New Day quickly overwhelms him, so The Dudley Boyz run down. The New Day quickly takes them out before hitting D-Von Dudley with the Midnight Hour. The New Day leaves Cena, Ziggler, and The Dudley’s lying in the ring. The crowd is scary silent for this entire event. Complete and total apathy.
Quick Match Results
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Randy Orton def. The Wyatt Family
Sheamus def. Neville
Natalya def. Paige via Submission
Kevin Owens def. Sin Cara (non-title)
The Dudley Boyz def. Corporate Kane and Seth Rollins via DQ
Team B.A.D. def. Team Bella via Submission
John Cena def. Big E to retain the WWE United States Championship
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