August 6, 2015
Report by: Dustin Holland of Wrestleview.com
The show begins with a tribute to the late WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper who passed away last week.
WWE: Then, Now, Forever.
Commentary team: Jerry Lawler, Tom Phillips and Jimmy Uso.
Roman Reigns comes down through the crowd. Tonight’s main event will be Rusev taking on Reigns. Reigns cuts a promo challenging The Wyatt Family to a match at SummerSlam. He says that he and Dean Ambrose will take care of Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper if they accept. Rusev interrupts Roman. Roman makes fun of Rusev and Summer Rae’s relationship. Rusev tries to degrade Reigns, but no one can understand him. Roman calls Rusev a sexist freak and says to bring it on!
The New Day are shown backstage as we go to break. They are out next!
Back from the break, The New Day makes their way out to the ring. WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players are out next, but they have a partner to even the score. Mark Henry joins them for six man tag team action.
WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players & Mark Henry vs. The New Day
The match begins with Darren Young and Xavier Woods. These two battle back and forth. Woods gains the upper hand with a dropkick. Young counters and covers. Woods kicks out. Kofi is tagged in and Young takes him down and out to the floor. Xavier Woods tries to take out Darren Young on the floor but Young hits a suplex leaving Big E all alone outside the ring. PTP and Henry try to engage Big E as we go to break.
Back from the break, we see Titus taking it to Kofi with a big chop. He tags in Mark Henry. Henry steps all over Kingston. Darren Young is tagged back in. He continues to punish Kofi. Kofi is able to make a tag finally and Big E comes in. He hits Young like a freight train and sends him to their corner. The New Day begins their patented parade of stomps tagging each other in and out in the process. Xavier Woods covers Young but he kicks out. Darren Young tries to gain the offensive but is stopped by a huge superkick from Woods. Big E comes in and hits a huge splash on Young and covers. Titus comes in to break up the cover. Darren Young is able to break away and tags in Titus. Titus takes care of everyone and hits Kofi with a big splash in the corner. He covers but Big E breaks it up. Mark Henry tags himself in. Titus throws Kofi over his back to Mark Henry and Henry hits the World’s Strongest Slam and covers for the pinfall victory.
WINNERS: WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players & Mark Henry
Back from the break, we see New Day complaining about losing in the back. They start a new chant as we head back to the ring.
Charlotte makes her way to the ring.
Back from the break, Naomi is in the ring.
Charlotte vs. Naomi
The match begins with a lock up. The two Diva’s battle back and forth. Charlotte locks in the Figure 8, but Tamina interrupts and a battle of Diva’s ensue.
WINNER: No Contest
The referee proclaims that The Authority has turned the match into a tag team match.
Team B.A.D. vs. The Submission Sorority
The match goes back and forth and Team B.A.D. takes control of the match. Naomi locks in a submission as we go to break.
Back from the break, Becky Lynch and Naomi are battling in the ring. The two teams continue to go back and forth until Naomi rolls up Charlotte for the pinfall victory.
WINNERS: Team B.A.D.
We see footage from RAW where Seth Rollins has his “WWE World Heavyweight Championship Open Challenge” with a few caveats. Neville accepted and the two had an epic match until Rollins used dirty tactics to win the match.
Back from the break, Stardust makes his way down to the ring. We see a tweet from “Arrow” star Stephen Amell where he accepts Stardust’s challenge.
Zack Ryder is already in the ring.
Stardust vs. Zack Ryder
Stardust and Ryder battle back and forth. Ryder gains the upper hand early. Stardust fights back and stomps on Ryder multiple times. Stardust takes control and locks up Ryder in a submission manoeuvre. Stardust continues to take it to Ryder hitting big shots to the Broski in the middle of the ring. Ryder comes back and face plants Stardust. Ryder hits a big dropkick and a Broski boot to Stardust. He looks for the Rough Rider but Stardust counters. Stardust hits The Queens Crossbow and covers Ryder for the pinfall victory.
Stardust cuts a promo proclaiming the coming of “Arrow” this Monday on RAW. He wants Stephen Amell to be his hero.
Back from the break, we see footage from RAW of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman hyping up The Undertaker vs. Lesnar match at SummerSlam.
Big Show cuts a promo where he proclaims he will beat The Miz and Ryback at SummerSlam to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
Roman Reigns’ music hits and it is time for the main event. He makes his way to the ring as we go to break.
Back from the break, Rusev makes his way out to the ring waving his flag.
Roman Reigns vs. Rusev
The match begins with a stare down. They lock up. Both men try to gain the upper hand but there is no budging from either one. Reigns is hit by a series of shoulder blocks before he counters with one of his own. Reigns applies a headlock on Rusev. Rusev battles out. The two men continue to battle back and forth. The men battle on the apron and Reigns is thrown to the floor.
Back from the break, Rusev has Reigns trapped in a pressure point position jamming his fingers into the shoulder of Reigns. Rusev takes him up now and slams reigns with a back body drop. Rusev covers and reigns kicks out. Rusev goes for a head-butt off the top rope and misses. The two men battle back and forth trying to regain momentum. Reigns hits a huge clothesline. Reigns hits multiple clotheslines in the corner on Rusev ending with a big punch. Reigns hits a Drive By on Rusev kicking him on the apron. Reigns is hit by a spinning heel kick by Rusev. Rusev covers but Reigns kicks out. Reigns and Rusev battle in the corner and reigns takes him down with a Power Bomb. Reigns covers for two. Reigns powers up for a Superman punch but Rusev meets him with a super kick. Reigns bounces off the ropes and hits the Super Man punch out of nowhere. Summer goes to get in the ring but Lana comes down and takes out Summer Rae. Rusev is distracted and Reigns rolls him up. Rusev kicks out and hits a super kick. He covers Reigns and he kicks out. Reigns is up now and hits a spear on Rusev and gets the pinfall victory.
WINNER: Roman Reigns
Reigns is celebrating as we are ready to go off the air, but Bray Wyatt interrupts and accepts the challenge for a Family vs Family match at SummerSlam.
* WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players & Mark Henry def. The New Day
* Charlotte vs. Naomi went to a No Contest when Sasha Banks interfered
* Team B.A.D. def. The Submission Sorority
* Stardust def. Zack Ryder
* Roman Reigns def. Rusev. Bray Wyatt came out afterwards and accepted Reigns’ challenge for SummerSlam.
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