WWE Monday Night RAW Results
October 26, 2015
San Diego, California
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Authority’s music hits, and JBL exclaims, “Now this is the way to kick off Monday Night RAW!” Michael Cole talks about the final battle between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar inside Hell in a Cell last night. They show still photos from the match. The match ended when Lesnar gave Undertaker a low blow before giving him an F5 on the exposed wood of the ring. After the match, The Wyatt Family attacked Undertaker and carried him off.
Stephanie McMahon says last night at Hell in a Cell, the WWE Universe witnessed battles of mythic proportions. Scores were settled and legends were made. Triple H calls attention to the triumphant return of Alberto Del Rio and how he defeated John Cena to become the WWE United States Champion. Last night was the emergence of the next generation of WWE Superstars. Stephanie says the man who is leading the next generation of superstars had the biggest victory of all last night. This man defeated the Demon Kane. He’s simply known as “The Man.” He is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins!
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring with his arms triumphantly held up and smiling. Rollins smacks the WWE World Heavyweight Championship a few times. Still photos are shown of his match against the Demon Kane. Kane’s loss to Rollins means that he is no longer the Director of Operations for The Authority. Rollins embraces Triple H and Stephanie in the ring before they raise his hands. Stephanie says Rollins has been the WWE World Heavyweight Champion for a long time ever since he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract at WrestleMania and changed the course of WWE history. Triple H says they didn’t make it easy on him. They lined up superstar after superstar, legend after legend, and he still emerged as champion. Rollins proved them right. Stephanie says they had to make sure he was the right person to represent The Authority and lead this next generation of superstars. Rollins found a way to beat the odds just like he husband has done. Triple H says not only did Rollins win last night, he stood by his beliefs and beat Kane to oust him as Director of Operations for The Authority. Rollins made The Authority better. Triple H says it brings a tear to his eye to say they’re proud of him. Rollins hugs Triple H before hugging Stephanie.
Rollins says he’s speechless for the first time ever. Last night at Hell in a Cell, he exorcised his greatest demon when he defeated the Demon Kane and kept his title while ousting him as Director of Operations. Rollins says he’d never have had this opportunity without two great visionaries in Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rollins asks the crowd to give it up for The Authority, but they loudly boo him. Stephanie says Rollins is the greatest superstar of his generation and on his way to the WWE Hall of Fame. Rollins has left them in an awkward situation. Triple H says Rollins cleared the slate and beat everyone on the roster. They have to let people earn the right. They have to dig, scratch, claw, and fight their way up to earn the privilege to face the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. That’s exactly what they’ll do tonight. Tonight, they’ll take the winners from last night and have them compete in this very ring. The winners of those matches will face in a Fatal Four Way Match tonight. The winner of that match will have earned the right to be called the #1 Contender. They’ll have earned the privilege of getting beaten by Rollins. Rollins says that sounds like…
Roman Reigns’ music interrupts him. Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd to a nice reception. Reigns says this whole thing has got him feeling sick. Reigns can’t believe The Authority thinks Rollins belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame. After tonight, they’re looking at the #1 Contender, and he’s taking that championship. Believe that! The crowd boos that a little bit. Stephanie says, “Well then, let the games begin.”
Roman Reigns is still in the ring waiting for his opponent. Big E is heard saying, “Oh San Diego! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous two-time champs and feel the power!” Big E and Kofi Kingston make their way to the ring. Kingston will be Reigns’ opponent. Kingston asks what the biggest difference between Roman Reigns and The New Day is. Big E says his greasy hair is booty. His style is also not on fleek. Kingston says he’s been wearing the same colors for the past three years. The biggest difference between Reigns and The New Day is that they are champions and he is not. They are putting things in their proper places. The Dudley Boyz are in the past. Xavier Woods is in their hearts. Kingston asks everyone to throw a unicorn horn up for Woods. Their opponents tonight will be in the ground. Kingston says you might as well call him Harry Potter because he’s about to make some magic in the ring. Kingston yells, “Avada kedavra!” Big E says, “New Day rocks!”
Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Roman Reigns vs. Kofi Kingston w/ Big E
They lock up, and Kingston applies a side headlock. Kingston spins around and reapplies the side headlock. Kingston hits the ropes, goes through the legs, and dropkicks Reigns down. Reigns quickly gets up in the corner and adjusts his jaw. Kingston applies a waistlock before going back to the side headlock. Reigns whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Reigns hits the ropes, but Kingston leapfrogs him twice. Kingston lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns kicks him again and hits a swinging neckbreaker. Big E quickly pulls Kingston out of the ring and asks for a timeout.
We come back from the break to see Reigns suplex Kingston into the ring for a two count. Reigns sends Kingston into the ropes, but he holds on. Kingston elbows him in the face and kicks him in the midsection. Kingston hits the ropes, but Reigns follows him in and clotheslines him down. Reigns then clotheslines out of the ring. Reigns goes outside, but Big E stands in front of him and talks trash. Kingston takes advantage of the distraction and baseball slides him into the barricade. Kingston kicks Reigns a few times before bouncing him off the apron. Kingston puts him in the ring for a one count. Kingston punches away at Reigns as Big E asks people to put the unicorn horn up. Kingston punches away at Reigns in the corner before hitting a running forearm. The crowd is chanting, “Let’s go Roman.” Kingston applies a chin lock, but Reigns fights up and punches out. Reigns hits the ropes, but Kingston sweeps the feet to take him down. Kingston starts rhythmically clapping before going to the top rope. Kingston hits a diving double axe handle for a two count. Kingston applies an arm bar, but Reigns fights up and powers out. Reigns then hits a back suplex slam.
Reigns and Kingston get to their feet. Reigns uppercuts Kingston before clotheslining him down twice. Kingston reverses a whip, but Reigns quickly comes back with a leaping clothesline. Reigns goes for a big powerbomb, but Kingston punches out and goes for a roll-up, but Reigns powers him up. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Kingston elbows out. Reigns immediately takes him down with a right hand. Reigns clubs him ten times in the corner before throwing him across the ring. Reigns runs into a boot, but he quickly avoids a cross-body block. Reigns rolls him up before lifting him up with one arm to slam him down for a near fall. Big E is rooting Kingston on at ringside. Reigns sets up for the Superman Punch. Big E gets on the apron, and Reigns gives him the Superman Punch. Reigns ducks Trouble in Paradise and connects with a spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
Roman Reigns is the first entrant into tonight’s Fatal Four Way to determine the #1 Contender for Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The Miz is backstage holding a PlayStation 4 remote. People are surrounding him. The Miz says they are about to witness him play “Stone Cold” Steve Austin better than Steve Austin himself. The Miz then starts playing WWE 2K16.
Still photos are shown of Alberto Del Rio returning alongside Zeb Colter to defeat John Cena for the WWE United States Championship. Alberto Del Rio will face Neville with the winner going on to the Fatal Four Way match later tonight. Big E will also face Dolph Ziggler. Coming up next, Kevin Owens will face Cesaro.
Kevin Owens is shown in a pre-taped promo. Many people ask what the greatest moment in WWE history is. Owens says before him, there was no WWE history. The greatest moment has yet to happen. When he becomes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion that will be the greatest moment ever.
Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and Owens rolls Cesaro up for a one count. Owens taunts him before shouting at Michael Cole. Cesaro rolls him up for a one count. Cesaro catches him with La Magistral for another one count. Owens punches away at him before sending him into the ropes, but Cesaro connects with a sunset flip. They trade pins for a few moments with no one getting the final pinfall victory. Cesaro punches Owens before sending him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Cesaro quickly clotheslines him down, and Owens rolls out of the ring to recover. Cesaro punches him before bouncing him off the apron. Owens rolls into the ring and attacks Cesaro as he comes back in. Owens clubs away at him before kicking him in the ribs. Owens punches him down before shouting, “That’s why I’m the champ!” Owens taunts Michael Cole before going for a suplex, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro lifts him up for a delayed vertical suplex. Owens screamed in fear as Cesaro lifted him. Cesaro gets a one count, and Owens rolls out of the ring to recover. Owens pulls Cesaro out of the ring and bounces him off the apron. They trade punches outside the ring before taking each other out with a double clothesline on the floor! The referee is counting them out, but both men get in at the count of nine!
We come back from the break to see Cesaro uppercut Owens a few times. Cesaro catches him with a running uppercut before starting the uppercut train from corner to corner. Cesaro then finishes him off with a nice dropkick. Owens rolls out of the ring and tries to recover. Cesaro grabs a “Cesaro Section” sign and annihilates Owens with a running uppercut on the outside. Cesaro rolls him into the ring and goes to the top rope, but Owens rolls out of the ring again. The crowd boos this. Cesaro runs around the apron and takes him out with a summersault senton! Cesaro gets him in the ring and connects with a big cross-body block for a near fall. The crowd is really going crazy for Cesaro. Cesaro sets up for the Cesaro Swing, but Owens counters into a backslide attempt. Cesaro fights it, so Owens spikes him on his head with a nasty DDT for a near fall. Owens slaps the mat in frustration.
The crowd is chanting, “This is awesome!” Owens sends him into the ropes, but Cesaro holds on. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard spinning uppercut! The crowd is really into this match. Owens pulls himself up to his feet, and Cesaro quickly takes him down for a swing. Owens quickly claws to the bottom rope to prevent it. The referee backs Cesaro away from Owens, who ties himself up in the ropes. Owens uses the opportunity to superkick Cesaro. Owens sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Replays are shown of the final moments of this match. Owens taunts Michael Cole before walking off.
Paige is on the phone allegedly with Conan O’Brien. Charlotte and Becky Lynch walk in, and Paige talks about how everyone is talking about her after being on “Conan.” Paige talks about how she started the Divas Revolution. Paige then disingenuously says that Charlotte deserves the WWE Divas Championship. They shake hands. Charlotte says she’s trying really hard to believe her, but if she finds out she attacked Natalya, there will be consequences. Paige asks if she can come out with them, and they reluctantly agree. Paige gets really excited, and they all do the pinky swear.
Team PCB vs. Team Bella
Paige shoves Nikki Bella as the match begins. They’ll start the match for their respective teams. They lock up, and Nikki quickly takes her down. They lock up again, and Paige takes her down for good measure. Nikki runs into an arm drag before Paige covers for a one count. Paige puts her in the corner and hits a high running knee. Paige hits a snapmare before connecting with a running knee for a two count. Nikki quickly comes back with a spinebuster. Nikki forearms Charlotte off the apron before Alicia Fox tags in. Alicia clubs Paige in the midsection before Paige comes back with a knee. Paige head-butts her before Charlotte tags in. They hit a double-team dropkick before kipping up at the same time. They pinky swear before Charlotte gives Alicia a neckbreaker. Charlotte hits a Ric Flair knee drop before knocking the Bellas off the apron. Alicia hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Brie Bella tags in. Brie and Alicia hit a double-team slam on Charlotte. Brie stomps Charlotte against the ropes before hitting a running knee. The crowd is really responding to this match as well. Great crowd. Now they’re chanting, “We want Becky.” Charlotte fights up, but Brie takes her down. Brie kicks away at Charlotte in the style of her husband Daniel Bryan. They then botch a neckbreaker.
Becky Lynch and Nikki are tagged in. Becky hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a jumping calf kick. Becky hits a springboard kick followed by a fisherman’s suplex. Brie breaks up the pin. Charlotte spears Brie, and Alicia big boots her down. Becky throws Alicia out of the ring. Nikki takes Paige out as Becky rolls her up for a near fall. Nikki quickly forearms Becky before connecting with the Rack Attack for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Team Bella
Match Rating: * 1/2
Charlotte helps Becky up before Paige attacks her from behind. Paige stomps and punches Charlotte as the fans erupt. Paige hits the Ram-Paige on Charlotte before hitting another one on Becky. Paige taunts the crowd, and they give her a great ovation. Paige then applies the PTO on Charlotte. Paige leaves the ring to her music and taunts Becky and Charlotte.
Footage is shown of WWE 2K16 showcasing Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell. Coming up next, we’ll take a look at the actual match.
Still photos are shown of Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell. They were battered and bloody before tearing up the ring. Lesnar gave Undertaker a low blow before giving him an F5 on the exposed planks of the ring. The Wyatt Family attacked Undertaker after the match and carried him off.
Bray Wyatt will address why he and his family attacked The Undertaker later tonight.
Renee Young is backstage with Zeb Colter and the new WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio. Renee asks Colter about the pairing. Colter says she’s wondering how a great Mexican and a real American coexist and get along. Colter quotes John Lennon’s song, “Imagine.” They need to forget all the talk about walls, borders, and fences. Imagine the United States and Mexico were one country. They’re here to form a new nation called “Mex-America.” Since they’re the first two citizens, they’re proud to be “Mex-Americans.” Renee asks Del Rio about his match against Neville. Del Rio says he won’t let a selfish immigrant take away his opportunity to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Del Rio says, “Viva Del Rio!”
Neville’s music hits, and he makes his entrance to the ring. He’ll face Alberto Del Rio, next.
Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Neville vs. Alberto Del Rio w/ Zeb Colter
They circle the ring and lock up. Del Rio applies a side headlock, but Neville whips him off. Del Rio immediately shoulder blocks him down and taunts that Neville isn’t in his league. They circle the ring, and Del Rio kicks him in the midsection before applying an arm bar. Del Rio slaps him in the head a few times before throwing him out of the ring. The crowd is really into Del Rio. Neville gets back in the ring. They lock up, and Del Rio powers Neville to the corner. Del Rio kicks and punches Neville before hitting a snapmare. Del Rio kicks him in the back before applying an arm back. Neville fight up and punches out. Neville kicks him before applying a side headlock. Del Rio whips him off, but Neville dives over him and hits a wheelbarrow bulldog. Neville takes him down with a head-scissor takeover before Del Rio drops him to the apron. Neville takes him down with a springboard cross-body block for a one count. Neville hits the ropes, but Del Rio gets out of the ring to recover. Del Rio talks with Zeb Colter as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Neville trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial, Del Rio floored Neville with a Backstabber. Neville fights up and punches out. Neville kicks him in the midsection and hits the ropes, but Del Rio catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Del Rio kicks away at him before reapplying the chin lock. Neville eventually fights up, but Del Rio knees him in the midsection. Del Rio sends him into the ropes, but Neville slides through the legs and kicks away at him. Neville hits a low dropkick to the head, and Del Rio rolls out of the ring to recover. Neville then takes him out with a corkscrew plancha! Neville throws Del Rio into the ring, counters a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, and connects with a hurricanrana cradle for a near fall. Neville goes for a German Suplex, but Del Rio sends him to the corner. Neville boots him in the face and goes to the apron, but Del Rio catches him with a running enzuigiri, but Neville kicks out. Del Rio cannot believe it.
The crowd is loudly chanting, “Si.” Del Rio signals for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Neville cradles him for a near fall. Del Rio then annihilates Neville with a clothesline that turns him inside out! Del Rio stomps Neville’s back before waiting for him to get up. Del Rio hits the ropes and goes for a splash, but Neville moves. Del Rio lands on his feet at ringside. Neville goes to the top rope, and Del Rio ties him up in the tree of woe. Del Rio goes to the top rope and hits a double stomp to the chest for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: **
Alberto Del Rio joins Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens in the Fatal Four Way to determine the #1 Contender for Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Del Rio reluctantly shakes hands with Zeb Colter before holding up a flag that is a combination of the American and Mexican flags.
Coming up next, Ryback teams with The Dudley Boyz to face Sheamus, King Barrett, and Rusev.
Ryback and The Dudley Boyz vs. Rusev, King Barrett, and Sheamus
Before the bell rings, a massive brawl breaks out between the six men. Sheamus will start the match against D-Von Dudley. Sheamus sends him into the ropes, but he eats a kick. D-Von clotheslines him down before hitting a body slam. D-Von connects with a falling head-butt for a one count. D-Von hits the ropes and hits a diving shoulder tackle. D-Von sends him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Sheamus then charges into a flapjack. D-Von picks up a two count. D-Von goes to the top rope, but King Barrett distracts him. Sheamus picks him up and connects with a rolling senton. Rusev is tagged in, and he covers for a two count. Rusev stomps away at D-Von before dropping an elbow for a two count. Rusev applies a front face-lock. King Barrett is tagged in, and he kicks D-Von in the midsection. Barrett connects with a snapmare before applying a chin lock. D-Von fights up and elbows out. D-Von hits the ropes and kicks Barrett in the face. D-Von hits the ropes again, but Barrett big boots him down for a near fall. Sheamus tags in, and he kicks D-Von in the midsection before hitting a suplex. Sheamus clubs away at the chest before applying a chin lock. The crowd starts a light, “You look stupid” chant. D-Von fights up, but Sheamus takes him back down with an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Barrett is tagged back in, and he stomps D-Von before powering him to his corner. Rusev tags in and connects with some shoulder thrusts. Rusev knocks Bubba Ray Dudley off the apron, and D-Von clotheslines him down.
Ryback and Barrett are tagged in. Ryback hits a pair of shoulder blocks before hitting a diving shoulder tackle. Ryback clotheslines him in the corner before viciously hitting Sheamus. Barrett avoids a splash and picks him up, but Bubba blind tags in. Bubba hits Barrett with a ura-nage. D-Von is tagged in, and they hit 3D II on Sheamus. Ryback is tagged in, and he gives Rusev a spinebuster. The Dudley and Ryback do the “Feed Me More” chant before taking their three opponents out with stereo Meat Hook Clotheslines. D-Von hits Barrett with a reverse neckbreaker off the second rope. Bubba tags in, and he body slams Barrett. Ryback and Bubba hold Barrett’s legs up as D-Von connects with a “Whassup” head-butt! Bubba orders D-Von to get the tables. Ryback and D-Von go get a table as Barrett rolls Bubba up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rusev, King Barrett, and Sheamus
Match Rating: * 3/4
Coming up next, we’ll hear from Bray Wyatt about why he attacked The Undertaker last night.
Still photos are shown of Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell last night. The Wyatt Family then attacked Undertaker after the match and carried him off to the back.
Bray Wyatt explains why his family attacked The Undertaker last night
Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen, and he is seated in the middle of the ring in a rocking chair. Wyatt says for twenty-five years, The Undertaker has walked among the darkness and the light. He had no equal. They all feared him. Grown men would tremble at the sound of his name, but last night the apocalypse showed its face. Destruction, desolation, vengeance, and fear rode in and carried out the soul of the mighty Undertaker. Wyatt asks if the crowd can feel that. That wicked feeling is in the air tonight. Wyatt chuckles before saying last night was war. Wyatt wanted to make something very apparently clear tonight. Wyatt says, “Roman Reigns, understand that one day you and I will dance again, but not until I am properly revitalized.” Wyatt says the demise of The Undertaker last night has become his resurrection. Wyatt says you can’t understand, but once you’ve had a taste of that kind of power, it consumes you and becomes you. You can’t turn back. You’re not addicted. As he speaks, he is feasting on the soul of The Undertaker, and he needs more. He will not stop until there is nothing left of The Undertaker. Undertaker will be a distant memory, bones on the ground as he ascends to his throne. Wyatt chuckles into the microphone. Wyatt says The Undertaker’s soul is being ripped to shreds somewhere. Wyatt wants to ask something of the crowd. He wants the people in the arena to bow their heads. He wants the people at home to place their hands on their television set. Wyatt wants a moment of silence for the man that has lost his soul to him. Wyatt laughs and removes his hat before saying, “Rest in peace, Phenom!”
Wyatt bows his head and laughs. Kane’s pyro explodes on the ring posts, and the Demon Kane makes his way to the ring. Wyatt looks shocked. Kane gets in the ring, and Wyatt’s video flashes before the screen goes black. It flashes again, and the entire Wyatt Family surrounds Kane. Kane takes Erick Rowan and Luke Harper out before Braun Strowman gets in the ring. Strowman removes his mask and stands taller than Kane. Kane punches away at Strowman before Harper takes him out. Kane then pulls the top rope down to get Strowman out of the ring. Wyatt gets up from his chair, and Kane goes to Chokeslam him, but Harper and Rowan attack. Kane grabs them by the throat, but Strowman attacks him from behind. Harper and Rowan then give Kane a double-team chokeslam. The Wyatt Family triple-teams Kane as Bray Wyatt looks on. The crowd chants, “Undertaker!” They beat on Kane for a bit before carrying him off to the back exactly like they did to The Undertaker last night at WWE Hell in a Cell.
The Wyatt Family is seen dragging Kane on the floor into a smoke filled room. Bray Wyatt is singing, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.”
Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Big E w/ Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
Before the match begins, Tyler Breeze’s music hits. Breeze makes his way to the ring with Summer Rae and his selfie stick. Dolph Ziggler looks on in anger. Breeze made his main roster debut on Thursday Night Smackdown by attacking Ziggler. There is a VIP Lounge set up for Breeze and Summer at ringside.
Charles Robinson, the greatest referee of all time, is the official for this match. The bell rings, and Ziggler begins punching away at Big E. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Big E catches him. Ziggler gets out and rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler quickly follows up with a dropkick for a one count. Big E rolls to the apron to get away from Ziggler. Big E slowly gets back in the ring. Ziggler tackles him to the corner and punches away. Big E then punches him in the head. Big E punches him in the midsection before gyrating. Ziggler comes back with some strikes before going for a neckbreaker, but Big E whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Big E punches Ziggler in the midsection before taunting the crowd. Big E then applies an abdominal stretch before slapping Ziggler’s ribs rhythmically. Ziggler fights out and dropkicks him down. Ziggler then connects with a clothesline that takes them both over the top rope. Ziggler throws Big E into the ring and kicks him in the ribs. Kingston distracts Ziggler, and Big E clotheslines Ziggler down for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler hit the ropes, and Big E takes him down with a big back elbow for a two count. Kingston is cheering Big E on at ringside. Big E chokes Ziggler with his boot before stomping him. Ziggler then snaps Big E off the top rope. Ziggler charges him, but Big E catches him. Ziggler counters into a sleeper hold. Big E counters by driving Ziggler into the corner. Big E follows up with a vicious shoulder to the midsection for a near fall. Summer is feeding Breeze grapes at ringside. Big E grabs Ziggler and counters a famouser into a powerbomb for a near fall. Big E is frustrated with his inability to put Ziggler away. Big E reapplies the abdominal stretch and slaps away at the ribs. Ziggler wiggles out and dropkicks him down.
Ziggler pulls himself up in the corner and gives Big E a back elbow. Ziggler connects with a running clothesline before avalanching him in the corner. Ziggler follows up with a neckbreaker before dropping an elbow for a two count. Big E blocks a superkick and counters with a catapult into the turnbuckle that sends him out of the ring. Big E puts him in the ring before drinking some of Breeze’s drink. Big E gets in the ring, and Ziggler floors him with a famouser for a near fall. Big E avoids an avalanche and hits a big splash for a near fall. Big E chokes him with his boot before touching unicorn horns with Kingston. Ziggler superkicks Big E for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a spike DDT, but Big E pushes him off. Ziggler avoids a shoulder tackle in the corner and connects with the Zig-Zag for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 3/4
Dolph Ziggler joins Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, and Alberto Del Rio in tonight’s main event Fatal Four Way Match to determine the #1 Contender for Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Roman Reigns is backstage watching the show with Dean Ambrose. Ambrose says Reigns has been here before. Reigns was so close at WrestleMania before Rollins showed up. Reigns was close at Money in the Bank when Bray showed up. Now he’s this close again. Forget all the other crap. This is what he’s been working for his entire life. Ambrose tells Reigns to go out there and take it. Reigns says he’s got this before walking off.
Titus O’Neil and the WWE roster cap off another year with Susan G. Komen
Titus O’Neil is in the ring with most of the WWE roster and some breast cancer survivors. O’Neil talks about how WWE has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the past four years. They will rise above cancer. O’Neil says a lot of people have committed to getting the gear and joining the fight. Doing that helped provide funds for cancer research and provided hope. That hoped has helped make family members become legendary. When he says legendary, he’s talking about how they created heroes like the women in the ring with him tonight on Monday Night RAW. O’Neil thanks the WWE Universe for their commitment in getting the gear and helping to rise above cancer. A “Rise Above Cancer” chant breaks out before O’Neil does the “Millions of Dollars” dance with the survivors.
The Miz is playing WWE 2K16 when “Stone Cold” Steve Austin shows up to a massive pop. Austin asks when the game is coming out, and Miz responds it’s coming out tomorrow before spouting off some of Austin’s catchphrases.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Rollins strolls out to the ring looking very confident. Rollins will watch the Fatal Four Way to see who will be his next opponent. He joins the commentary team.
This Thursday’s Smackdown will be a Halloween themed episode.
#1 Contender’s Fatal Four Way Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
They bell rings, and they all begin brawling. Del Rio and Reigns concentrate on each other while Owens concentrates on Ziggler. Reigns drives Del Rio into the barricade before bouncing him off the commentary table. Reigns stares at Rollins before Del Rio bounces him off the table. Owens attacks Reigns before kicking Ziggler in the ribs. Reigns and Del Rio attack Owens before Reigns sends Del Rio into the barricade. Owens attacks Reigns from behind before taunting the crowd. Owens throws Reigns into the ring and kicks him in the arm. Owens hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner before clubbing him down. Owens chokes him in the corner. Outside the ring, Del Rio jumps off the barricade with a double axe handle on Ziggler. Del Rio attacks Reigns in the ring. Del Rio and Owens work together to beat up Reigns. They send Reigns into the ropes, but they lower their heads and eat a kick. Reigns hits a back suplex slam on Del Rio and gives Owens a German Suplex. Reigns then takes Ziggler out with a Samoan Drop. The crowd is half cheering and half booing Reigns. Del Rio kicks away at Reigns in the corner before having a whip reversed. Del Rio holds the ropes, but Reigns clotheslines him out of the ring. Reigns hits Owens with a Drive By Dropkick before hitting Del Rio with one on the commentary table. Ziggler then takes Reigns out with a superkick.
We come back from the break to see Owens punching Ziggler down. Reigns is down at ringside. Del Rio and Owens are working together to beat up Ziggler. Del Rio goes to the apron to kick Reigns in the head. Del Rio bounces Reigns off the steel steps and gets back in the ring. Del Rio and Owens continue to work on Ziggler. They send Ziggler into the ropes for a double-team back elbow. Owens goes outside and kicks Reigns in the neck. Del Rio dropkicks Ziggler in the head and covers, but Owens pulls him off. Del Rio shoves Owens, and Owens tries to keep the peace. Owens then tries to blindside Del Rio with a punch. They trade punches before Del Rio hits the ropes. Owens takes him down with a back elbow and goes for a senton splash, but Del Rio moves. Del Rio then superkicks Owens in the head like he did to John Cena last night, but it knocks Owens out of the ring. Reigns runs in and gives Del Rio a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Reigns clubs Del Rio ten times in the corner before knocking him out of the ring with an uppercut.
Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag on Reigns, but he holds the ropes. They stare at each other before Ziggler runs into a back elbow. Reigns punches him and hits the ropes, but Ziggler dropkicks him before hitting a big spike DDT for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Reigns counters into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, and the crowd is starting to boo. Reigns connects with a Superman Punch. Del Rio runs in and throws Reigns out of the ring before covering Ziggler for a near fall! Owens sends Reigns into the steel steps before Del Rio gives Owens an enzuigiri. Del Rio goes for a running enzuigiri on Ziggler, but Ziggler ducks and hits a famouser for a near fall!
The crowd is really responding well to this match. Ziggler gets Del Rio to his feet, but he has a whip reversed. Del Rio takes him out with a flapjack and follows up with a vicious clothesline for a near fall. Del Rio stomps Ziggler before going to the top rope. Ziggler hits the ropes to crotch Del Rio. Ziggler goes for a superplex, but Owens catches him with an electric chair. Reigns hits Del Rio with a Superman Punch. Ziggler superkicks Reigns, and Owens gives Ziggler a big German Suplex. Owens hits Ziggler with a cannonball. Owens then hits Del Rio with a cannonball while Reigns simultaneously hits Del Rio with a Drive By Dropkick. Owens and Reigns stare at each other as the fans explode with anticipation. Owens superkicks Reigns as he gets in the ring. Owens goes for the Pop-up Powerbomb, but Reigns counters with a Superman Punch. Reigns follows up with a huge spear, and he pins Owens to become the new #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 3/4
Seth Rollins looks furious as he looks at Roman Reigns, who is the new #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Rollins says Reigns has earned one more opportunity to get beaten by him. Reigns goes outside the ring and goes face-to-face with Rollins. They look at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship before looking back at each other. Rollins grabs the championship and puts it on his shoulder. Reigns coldly stares at him and mouths some words as Rollins stares at him. Rollins looks at the championship and smiles. Reigns nods his head and touches the championship before turning his back and walking off to his music.
Quick Match Results
Roman Reigns def. Kofi Kingston in a WHC Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Kevin Owens def. Cesaro in a WHC Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match (non-title)
Team Bella def. Team PCB
Alberto Del Rio def. Neville in a WHC Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match (non-title)
Rusev, King Barrett, and Sheamus def. Ryback and The Dudley Boyz
Dolph Ziggler def. Big E in a WHC Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Roman Reigns def. Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, and Kevin Owens to become the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
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