WWE Monday Night RAW Results
November 9, 2015
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Triple H addresses the status of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is on a table in the center of the ring. Michael Cole announces there will be breaking news regarding the title tonight. The Authority’s music hits, and Triple H makes his way to the stage. As Triple H makes his way to the ring, they show a tweet from Jonathan Coachman of ESPN announcing that Seth Rollins blew out his knee this past week and had to vacate the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd chants for Triple H. Triple H says he wants to take a moment to acknowledge a great champion. Triple H acknowledges Seth Rollins, who gets a nice hand from the crowd. When he and Stephanie McMahon chose Rollins as the future of WWE, they had high expectations of what that future would be, and Rollins exceeded those expectations. The crowd chants, “Thank you Rollins.” Triple H thanks Rollins for giving back the faith they had in him. Rollins went through all opponents and retained his championship. On the way to becoming one of the greatest WWE World Heavyweight Champions of all time, tragedy struck. In Dublin, Ireland, he blew out his knee. While Rollins is still the man, he’s no longer the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The crowd loudly boos that.
Triple H asks who will step up and fill that void. A few weeks ago, we determined a new number one contender to face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H then introduces Roman Reigns to the crowd. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd. It sounds like the crowd is booing him, but it’s being covered up. Triple H says there is a tournament that starts tonight to determine who will be the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H says it seems unfair that Rollins is no longer the champion. It’s also unfair that Reigns went from being the number one contender to the bottom of the pile having to earn his way back up. It’s unfair, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Triple H says it could be a lot easier. It could be that Reigns doesn’t have to enter the tournament. All the other guys could do battle just for the right to fight Reigns at Survivor Series to see who becomes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. That seems much more fair. Triple H wants Reigns to understand one thing he’s never told him before, but the reality is when they made Rollins the future of WWE, they strongly considered Reigns first. All that time when Evolution was fighting The Shield, he was scouting. Reigns has it all: size, strength, speed, charisma, aggression. Reigns has everything except for one thing: the willingness to do absolutely anything to be the man. That’s why Rollins has been the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Reigns has not. Triple H asks how it felt at WrestleMania after winning the Royal Rumble and earning the spot, coming close to beating Brock Lesnar only for Rollins to roll in and take that dream away from him. Triple H says he knows it sucks. Reigns maybe could have beaten Lesnar and won the title, but he’ll never know because Rollins had a willingness to do whatever it took, and Rollins walked out of WrestleMania with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. All these months later, Reigns still has it all, but has nothing to show for it. Reigns has dug, scratched, and clawed to earn his way back to it, and he has been met with wall after wall after wall. Triple H can make the walls go away. It doesn’t have to be that difficult. He’s not asking Reigns to do anything he hasn’t done. Reigns has earned his spot. Triple H asks if Reigns wants to be the man. If he does, all he has to do is be his man.
Reigns thinks about it before asking if Triple H will give him everything he’s earned and all he has to do is sellout? Triple H says that’s a word that people that don’t succeed created. Triple H tells Reigns to not let misguided morals ruin what he can get out of life. Criticism comes with the gate. If you don’t want to be criticized, then do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. If he wants the title, he needs to live in reality. You will never be liked by everyone. Triple H says he’s offering him everything he ever wanted from the time he was a boy. Triple H puts the title on Reigns’ shoulder. Reigns has always wanted to say he’s the man and get everything that comes out of it. Reigns doesn’t want to die and have a tombstone that says, “Everyone liked me.” Triple H says he can have a monument. What’s most important to Reigns aside from this business is his family. He wants to set Reigns’ daughter’s daughter up for life. All he has to do is be Triple H’s man. A “YES” chant breaks out as Triple H extends his hand. Reigns says he’s earned everything and done it his way. Reigns has never taken a handout and no one can take that away from him. Reigns says Triple H can take his offer and shove it. Fake cheers are piped in.
Triple H thanks Reigns for reminding him why he didn’t choose him in the first place. Triple H welcomes Reigns to the back of the line. He tells Reigns not to go anywhere because his match starts right now. Big Show’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Big Show’s left leg is in a thick brace. He seems to be limping to the ring. The first round of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament is next.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match
Roman Reigns vs. Big Show
The bell rings, and Big Show quickly powers him to the corner and hits some body shots before whipping him hard to the opposite corner. Reigns fights back and hits the ropes, but Big Show shoulder blocks him down. Big Show head-butts him down and drops an elbow for a two count. Big Show gets him to his feet and throws him out of the ring. Big Show slowly gets out of the ring and throws him into the barricade. Big Show scoops Reigns up, but Reigns slides off and throws him into the ring post. Big Show is barely affected by it and simply throws Reigns back into the ring. Reigns attacks Big Show as he gets in the ring before going to the second rope. Reigns then jumps into a vicious chop to the chest. Big Show steps on Reigns and chokes him on the bottom rope. Big Show viciously sends him sternum-first into the turnbuckle. A “Please retire” chant breaks out. Reigns punches back at him before running into a thrust kick. Big Show hits the ropes and connects with a big splash for a near fall. The crowd microphones seem to be completely turned off. Big Show throws Reigns out of the ring before going outside and throwing him back in. Big Show slowly gets back in the ring. Reigns punches back at him before attempting to lift him up, but he can’t. Big Show then body slams him down. Big Show screams that he’s a giant.
We come back from the break to see Reigns punching away at Big Show before running into a bear hug. Big Show cinches it in before Reigns elbows out and takes him down with a Samoan Drop! Big Show quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Reigns goes to the apron and kicks Big Show in the head. Big Show blocks another attempt and viciously chops him down. Big Show gets in the ring and runs into a boot. Big Show tries again for the same result. Reigns clubs Big Show in the corner before giving him an uppercut. Reigns then hits a rope aided dropkick before hitting a Drive By Dropkick. Reigns punches the mat and goes for a Superman Punch, but Big Show counters with a chokeslam for a near fall. Big Show argues with the referee over his count. Big Show has a big welt under his left eye. Big Show sets up for a Knockout Punch, but Reigns stuns him with a Superman Punch. Reigns then spears him down for the win. Reigns advances to the Quarterfinals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/2
The brackets for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament are as follows: Roman Reigns vs. Big Show (which Reigns just won), Cesaro vs. Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio vs. Stardust, Kalisto vs. Ryback, Titus O’Neil vs. Kevin Owens, Neville vs. King Barrett, Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz, and Dean Ambrose vs. Tyler Breeze. Reigns will face the winner of Cesaro vs. Sheamus.
The Wyatt Family video flashes on the screen before footage of The Undertaker’s debut at the 1990 Survivor Series is shown. They then show footage of Kane’s debut at Bad Blood 1997. Bray Wyatt will eulogize Undertaker and Kane later tonight.
Some of the great reviews of WWE 2K16 are shown.
Wayne Rooney, the captain of Manchester United, is shown at ringside. He gets a nice hand from the crowd.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the stage. Owens gets a nice reception from the crowd. Owens says if you want to hear his music again, you can buy it on iTunes and put some change in his pockets. He actually has pockets on his wrestling gear because he’s so great. Change is actually what the WWE Universe needs. The WWE Universe has been cheering for the same old garbage. They cheer because they agree. The British fans are better than that. They consider themselves the smartest fans in the world, but they’re probably the dumbest because they worship a false idol like the Queen of England and pretend the Royal Family is actually a thing. That’s the dumbest thing he’s ever seen in his life. This change he’s going to bring isn’t for the people in England or the fans in America or around the world. This change is to benefit him and him only. Owens says he’s a prizefighter. When he stands in this ring as both the Intercontinental and WWE World Heavyweight Champion, nobody will be able to deny that this is truly the Kevin Owens show.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match
Kevin Owens vs. Titus O’Neil
They lock up, and O’Neil quickly powers him to the corner. Owens shoves him, so O’Neil clubs away at him. Owens kicks him in the midsection and hits the ropes, but O’Neil big boots him down. Owens quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. O’Neil goes outside and runs him over with a shoulder block.
We come back from the break to see O’Neil trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial, Owens knocked O’Neil off the apron. O’Neil elbows out of the chin lock, but Owens superkicks him down for a two count. Owens quickly flattens him with a running senton splash for a two count. Owens talks trash and slaps him in the chest. O’Neil blocks a chop and chops away at him instead. Owens kicks him in the midsection, but he has a whip reversed on him. O’Neil lowers his head and eats a kick, but he quickly comes back with a shoulder block and a clothesline. Owens reverses a whip to the corner, but O’Neil slingshots over him. O’Neil powerslam him down before splashing him in the corner. Owens sidesteps a second splash and rolls him up for a two count. Owens clubs him before O’Neil connects with a modified pump-handle slam for a two count. O’Neil goes for a powerbomb, but Owens gets out. Owens then stuns him with a Pop-up Powerbomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: * 1/4
Owens steals JBL’s hat and puts it on to a nice pop. Owens will face the winner of Neville vs. King Barrett, which will take place Thursday Night on Smackdown.
Renee Young is backstage with Paige. Paige gets a great reception from the crowd. Paige thanks Renee for bringing up her accomplishments before talking about how Renee accused her of stuff she didn’t do last week. Paige will be facing Becky Lynch later tonight. Renee asks if the numbers won’t be in her favor. Paige says Becky is like a rat. Tonight, she’ll take out the “B” and at Survivor Series, she’ll take out that “C.”
The Wyatt Family video flashes on the screen, and Undertaker’s victory at WrestleMania 13 over Sid for the WWF Championship is shown. They then show Kane defeating Rey Mysterio at the 2010 Money in the Bank event to become the World Heavyweight Champion. Wyatt will pay respect to The Undertaker and Kane later tonight.
Footage is shown of Paige turning on Becky Lynch and Charlotte two weeks ago on RAW. We then see footage of Paige winning the Fatal Four Way last week to become the #1 Contender for the WWE Divas Championship.
Becky Lynch vs. Paige
Charles Robinson, the greatest referee ever, is the official for this match. They lock up and fall out of the ring without letting go of the lock up. They get in the ring, and Becky gives a clean break. Paige fights back, but Becky kicks her and sends her into the ropes. Paige holds the ropes before Becky catches her with an arm drag. Becky applies an arm bar as Charlotte is seen watching on. Paige sends her into the ropes and pulls her down by the hair. Paige chokes her on the ropes before tying her up in the tree of woe. Paige then goes outside and stretches her out. Paige then applies an abdominal stretch. Becky turns it around on her, but Paige elbows out. Becky comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick for a two count. Paige reverses a whip to the corner and hits a high knee. Paige kicks her down for a near fall. Becky blocks a kick and hits an exploder suplex for a near fall. Becky drops a leg before running into a superkick for a two count. Becky comes back with a springboard kick, but Paige hits her with a Ram-Paige too close to the ropes, so the referee won’t count it. Paige goes for the PTO, but Becky gets to the ropes because she’s literally right next to it. The crowd is so quiet you can hear the ring squeaking and spot calling. Paige rolls her up and grabs the tights, but Becky rolls through and grabs the tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Becky Lynch
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Paige viciously attacks Becky after the match and knocks her out of the ring. Paige takes the cover off the commentary table and applies the PTO to Becky on the table. Charlotte’s music hits, and she runs down to make the save. Paige retreats and mocks them.
Dolph Ziggler will face The Miz in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match, next.
Footage from this past week when WrestleMania tickets went on sale in Dallas, Texas is shown.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
They lock up, and Miz quickly powers him to the corner. Miz kicks him and applies a side headlock, but Ziggler whips him off. Miz shoulder blocks him down and hits the ropes. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Ziggler gets out and dropkicks him down. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Miz counters with a famouser attempt. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Ziggler gets out. Miz then avoids a superkick and gets out of the ring. Miz runs away from Ziggler and gets in the ring. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and takes him down with one of his own. Ziggler misses an avalanche, and Miz starts focusing on the knee. Miz works on the knee before hitting a running boot to the face for a two count. Miz twists the leg before attempting the Figure Four Leglock, but Ziggler kicks him away. Ziggler rolls him up for a two count. Miz tries for his patented corner clothesline, but Ziggler moves. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Ziggler goes for a neckbreaker, but Miz gets out. Ziggler catches him with a backslide pin for a two count. Miz fights out of a spike DDT and big boots him down for a near fall. Miz goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Ziggler rolls him up for a near fall. Miz then quickly goes back and connects with the Figure Four Leglock. Ziggler screams in agony before clawing his way to the bottom rope. Miz clubs away at him and punches him in the back of the head. Miz backs up, and Ziggler superkicks him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: *
Dolph Ziggler advances to the Quarterfinals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Ziggler will face the winner of Dean Ambrose vs. Tyler Breeze, which will take place later tonight.
The Wyatt Family video flashes, and we go to the 2005 Survivor Series, which saw Team Smackdown triumph over Team RAW. The Undertaker then made his return to the WWE. We then see footage from the 2012 Night of Champions when Team Hell No won the WWE Tag Team Championships. Bray Wyatt will eulogize The Undertaker and Kane later tonight.
Footage is shown of Alberto Del Rio defeating John Cena for the WWE United States Championship at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Alberto Del Rio’s music hits, and he comes out with Zeb Colter, who is driving a scooter. Colter says Mex-America should band together as two great nations, but act as one. They’d ask the English to join them, but they’re universally despised. Colter says there are haters in the crowd. They crave leadership from Mex-America, but they’re not leading people anymore. They need to lead themselves. Germany tells them what to do. They complain about refugees coming over their borders. Even Scotland doesn’t want anything to do with them. It wouldn’t surprise him to turn on the TV and see Vladimir Putin telling them what to do. It wasn’t that long ago that English ladies weren’t shaving their armpits and wearing deodorant. Del Rio says it wasn’t long ago that haters didn’t populate this place. Colter says he came out here tonight not wanting to talk to sub-species, but Triple H presented them with a great opportunity. Del Rio will take advantage of that. On Thursday night, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament continues on Smackdown. Del Rio will run the table and become the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. In doing so, he’ll be the first Mex-American Champion. Del Rio says, “Viva Mex-America.”
Team B.A.D. is walking backstage. They’ll be in action, next.
Natalya vs. Naomi w/ Sasha Banks and Tamina
The crowd chants, “We want Sasha.” Naomi slaps Natalya at the sound of the bell. Natalya charges her, but Naomi sidesteps her and gets her out of the ring. Natalya pulls her off the apron and throws her into the ring. Sasha then throws Natalya into the ring post. Naomi puts Natalya in the ring and covers for a two count. Naomi applies a chin lock, but Natalya eventually fights up. Naomi quickly powers her down, but she misses a leg drop. They then take each other out with a double clothesline. Natalya pops up and yells, “We want Sasha.” Naomi rolls Natalya up with a handful of tights for a two count. Natalya takes her down and goes for a Sharpshooter, but Naomi fights out. Natalya avoids the Rear View and sends Naomi into Tamina before rolling her up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Sasha attacks Natalya from behind, but Natalya quickly comes back and applies the Sharpshooter. Sasha taps out before Tamina kicks Natalya in the head. Sasha then applies the Bank Statement to Natalya. Natalya taps out as well.
The Wyatt Family video flashes on the screen, and we see footage of The Undertaker defeating Edge in a Hell in a Cell Match at SummerSlam 2008. We then see Kane interrupting the wedding of Edge and Lita from RAW in 2005.
Sheamus’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with King Barrett by his side. He’ll face Cesaro in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match, next.
During the commercial break, King Barrett got into a verbal altercation with Wayne Rooney.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match
Sheamus w/ King Barrett vs. Cesaro
They lock up, and Cesaro powers him to the corner before giving a clean break. They lock up again, and Sheamus grabs the arm before Cesaro rolls him up for a one count. Sheamus applies a waist-lock, but Cesaro gets to his feet. Sheamus wrenches the arm and brings him down to a knee. Cesaro twists out and takes Sheamus down for a two count. Cesaro tries to twist Sheamus up, but Sheamus gets out of the ring to recover. Sheamus talks strategy with Barrett before getting in the ring. Sheamus uppercuts him and hits a headlock takeover. Sheamus puts him in the corner and punches him. Sheamus sends him to the corner and hits a shoulder thrust. Sheamus hits the ropes, but Cesaro clotheslines him down. Sheamus quickly snaps him off the top rope and goes for a slingshot battering ram, but Cesaro uppercuts him out of the ring to the floor. Cesaro puts him in the ring and uppercuts him. Sheamus avoids a running uppercut and connects with an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Cesaro goes to the apron, and Sheamus starts the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán before stopping because the audience was counting. Cesaro fights back, but Sheamus clotheslines him off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro elbow out of a chin lock. Sheamus sends him into the ropes and connects with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for a two count. Sheamus stands over Cesaro and catches his breath. Sheamus knees him in the back and applies a chin lock. Cesaro fights up, but Sheamus stops him and sends him into the ropes. Cesaro twists to the apron and big boots him. Cesaro goes to the top rope, but Sheamus crotches him up there. Sheamus then grabs the arm and hits a sit-out slam for a two count. Sheamus kicks and slaps him while talking trash. Cesaro slaps back at him until Sheamus knees him in the midsection. Sheamus lowers his head and eats a kick. Cesaro flips through an Irish Curse Backbreaker and hits a torture rack slam!
The crowd is really buzzing for Cesaro now. Cesaro signals for the swing and takes Sheamus down, but Sheamus grabs the bottom rope. Sheamus knees him in the midsection, but Cesaro comes back with a big boot. Cesaro goes for a suplex, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus then suplexes him over the top rope and goes over with him! Cesaro looks like he might have hyperextended his arm. Barrett comes over to check on Sheamus. The referee counts to nine, and they both get in the ring. Cesaro goes for a springboard elbow, but Sheamus catches him with White Noise for a near fall! The crowd chants for Cesaro. Sheamus signals for the end. Cesaro is still trying to shake feeling into his arm. Cesaro counters a Brogue Kick with a Sharpshooter, but Sheamus gets to the bottom rope. Sheamus elbows him back and connects with some uppercuts. Cesaro hits some uppercuts with his good arm before starting the uppercut train. Sheamus reverses a whip, but Cesaro quickly powers him to the top rope and dropkicks him to the floor! Cesaro then knocks Sheamus into the timekeeper’s area with an uppercut! Cesaro gets in the crowd and high fives Wayne Rooney.
Barrett approaches Cesaro and talks some trash. Sheamus takes advantage of the distraction with an Irish hammer. Sheamus then talks a little trash to Rooney. Barrett comes over and pokes Rooney. Rooney then stuns Barrett with a hard slap to the face! Cesaro takes advantage of the distraction with a running uppercut before tying Sheamus up in knots for the pin.
Winner by Pinfall: Cesaro
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Cesaro will face Roman Reigns in the Quarterfinals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Coming up next, Dean Ambrose will face Tyler Breeze in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match.
Renee Young is backstage with Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae. She says this is his first RAW match and in four wins, he could be the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Breeze says the world is an ugly place, obviously (referring to Renee). Breeze says he’ll send Ambrose back to the trash heap with that awful ensemble he’s wearing. Breeze says you’re looking at the new face of WWE.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Tyler Breeze w/ Summer Rae
They circle the ring, and Breeze stays in the corner. Ambrose tries to goad him out, and they lock up. Ambrose applies a side headlock, but Breeze whips him off. Ambrose shoulder blocks him down and blocks a hip toss. Breeze avoids a clothesline and puts himself through the ropes. They lock up, and Breeze knees away at him. Breeze sends him to the corner, and Ambrose comes back with a clothesline. Ambrose then clotheslines him over the top rope. Ambrose goes for a suicide dive, but Breeze runs away and Summer stands in the way. Breeze gets in the ring, so Ambrose clotheslines him over the top rope and connects with a suicide dive. Ambrose mocks Breeze by lying on the barricade and blowing a kiss.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trying to give Breeze a superplex. Breeze fights him off and connects with a cross-body, but Ambrose rolls through for a two count. Breeze quickly kicks him down for a two count. Breeze puts him in the corner and stomps him down. Breeze then throws him out of the ring and sends him into the barricade. Breeze rolls him into the ring for a two count. Breeze hits the ropes and punches him. Breeze taunts him and punches him. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and starts his jab/chop combo. Ambrose hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a running forearm. Breeze avoids the running bulldog, but Ambrose catches him with a sunset flip for a two count. They trade pins before Breeze uses the ropes for a two count. Ambrose then rebounds off the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose rips off his t-shirt and goes to the top rope. Ambrose takes him out with a missile dropkick. Ambrose reacts like he blew out his left shoulder.
Ambrose goes to Breeze, and Breeze drives him shoulder-first into the ring post. Breeze does this two more times before hitting a cutthroat backstabber for a near fall! Breeze applies an arm bar, but Ambrose gets to the bottom rope. Breeze stomps away at Ambrose before the referee backs him up. Ambrose then gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Breeze gets in the ring, and Ambrose catches him with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: * 1/2
Dean Ambrose will face Dolph Ziggler in the Quarterfinals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament next week.
The Wyatt Family video flashes on the screen. Footage is shown of The Undertaker defeating Triple H in a Hell in a Cell Match at WrestleMania XXVIII. We then see footage of Kane eliminating eleven men in the 2001 Royal Rumble match. Bray Wyatt will eulogize The Undertaker and Kane later tonight.
This Thursday on Smackdown, Ryback will face Kalisto, Neville will face King Barrett, and Alberto Del Rio will face Stardust in WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round Matches.
The New Day makes their way to the stage to a massive pop from the crowd. Kofi Kingston says sixteen people are in the tournament for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and they’ve been left out. They cannot believe it. Big E says this is outrageous. Xavier Woods says they’ve overcome every obstacle in front of them to stay the WWE Tag Team Champions, the powers that be want to treat them like outcasts. They get in the ring. Kingston says everyone has forgotten, but they’ll remind them. It wasn’t so long ago that they laid out Dolph Ziggler. Big E falls flat in the ring. They also laid out their childhood favorite Dudley Boyz and the golden boy John Cena. Big E says they outdid themselves that time before laughing heartily. Woods says this match tonight is for their fallen captain, Seth Rollins. Woods tells everyone to take out their unicorn horns and send him some magic. Woods says European magic is garbage. Kingston adds that Harry Potter sucks. They then dance and chant, “New Day rocks.”
The New Day vs. Neville and The Usos
Xavier Woods will start against Jimmy Uso. Jimmy fakes a superkick, and Kofi Kingston is tagged in. Jimmy quickly takes him down with an enzuigiri. Kingston rolls out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see The New Day stomping away at Jey Uso while Woods plays the trombone. The crowd loudly chants, “New Day rocks.” Kingston applies an arm bar, but Jey grabs the rope. Big E is tagged in, and he connects with a big splash for a two count. Big E gets the crowd going before ducking an enzuigiri and knocking Jimmy off the apron. Jey then gives Big E a Samoan Drop.
Neville and Woods are tagged in. Neville hits some running forearms before knocking Kingston off the apron. Neville kicks away at Woods before hitting a dropkick to the head. Neville forearms him in the corner and hits a springboard missile dropkick. Neville kips up and gets the crowd going before hitting a standing shooting star press. The New Day breaks up the pin. The Usos superkick them out of the ring before hitting stereo planchas (and almost killing themselves in the process). Woods tries to roll Neville up, but he puts Woods on the apron and dropkicks him into the Usos. Jey grabs his surgically repaired shoulder in pain. Neville goes to the top rope and hits a corkscrew moonsault to the floor. A “Holy shit” chant breaks out. Neville gets Woods in the ring and goes to the top rope. The Usos knock Kingston off the apron, and Big E wipes them out. Woods gets up, and Neville kicks him in the head. Neville goes to the top rope, but Big E knocks him off. Woods covers and puts his feet on the ropes for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Wyatt Family video flashes on the screen, and we see footage of The Wyatt Family attacking The Undertaker two weeks ago at WWE Hell in a Cell. The next night on RAW, The Wyatt Family attacked Kane. Coming up next, Wyatt will eulogize The Undertaker and Kane.
Bray Wyatt eulogizes The Undertaker and Kane
Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring. Footage is shown of Wyatt harnessing the power of Undertaker and Kane last week on RAW in a big pyrotechnics display. The crowd sings, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” Wyatt says change isn’t easy, but it is inevitable. It’s part of life. How you deal with change will ultimately tell you who you truly are. Wyatt says it’s time to celebrate change tonight. Tonight, we’ll celebrate the spirits of Kane and The Undertaker. For over two decades, they have been the benchmark of power. The earth shook at their feet. They alone possessed the power to control the light and the darkness. They have reigned supreme. Wyatt wants everyone in the arena and at home to bow their heads and pay respect to the legends and icons that are Kane and The Undertaker. Wyatt bows his head as an “Undertaker” chant fires up.
Wyatt laughs and calls them fools. We no longer pay respect to those relics because their respect is now his respect. There is no more passing of the torch. He has the torch, and he used it to burn Undertaker and Kane into ashes. Everything belongs to him now. As their bodies rot, his grows stronger. Wyatt owns them. The crowd boos him. Right now, their power is pulsating ice cold through his veins. Now he summons the lightening and thunder. The demons march to his command. There is no more time for salvation. All you can do is look to the sky and take solace in knowing this will all be over soon. The apocalypse is here. Wyatt drops the microphone and gets to his knees. Wyatt extends his arms and yells, “Follow…”
A video appears on the titantron showing some highlights of The Brothers of Destruction. Wyatt stares at it before lightening hits the ring posts. Wyatt stumbles over in fear. Lightening his the stage and fire shoots up high. The bell tolls, and the crowd erupts. The Undertaker and Kane make their way to the ring side by side. The Brothers of Destruction are reunited. Wyatt is stunned. Undertaker gets on the ring steps and brings the lights back up. The crowd is red hot for The Undertaker and Kane.
The Wyatt Family video flashes, and the lights go out. They come back on, and the entire Wyatt Family surrounds the ring. The crowd loudly chants, “This is awesome.” Wyatt runs into Undertaker’s fist. Undertaker and Kane then clear Luke Harper and Erick Rowan from the ring. Braun Strowman gets in the ring. Harper and Rowan run in, and they’re taken out by dual Chokeslams. Strowman then gives Undertaker and Kane a double clothesline. They sit up at the same time and knock Strowman from the ring. Wyatt is taken out with a big boot. Undertaker and Kane send Strowman over the commentary table. Undertaker and Kane get back in the ring and give Wyatt a Double Chokeslam. Replays are shown of what just happened. The Brothers of Destruction walk up the ramp side by side and hold their arms up.
Quick Match Results
Roman Reigns def. Big Show in a WHC Tournament First Round Match
Kevin Owens def. Titus O’Neil in a WHC Tournament First Round Match
Becky Lynch def. Paige
Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz in a WHC Tournament First Round Match
Natalya def. Naomi
Cesaro def. Sheamus in a WHC Tournament First Round Match
Dean Ambrose def. Tyler Breeze in a WHC Tournament First Round Match
The New Day def. Neville and The Usos
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