RAW Results July 21, 2014
From AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Flo Rida is going to be preforming live on Raw. Triple H with a historic announcement – who will face Cena for the WWE WHC at SummerSlam.
In Ring Segment
Justin announces Trip to the ring. Trip out in his power suit, all by himself. He heads to the ring.
Trip – It’s funny, all day long I’m walking around backstage, no one wants to look me in the eye. They scatter like they’re scared that I’m going to blow a gasket. That I’m going to explode because the WWE WHC didn’t come back to The Authority, no, it stayed with Cena. (mixed) Now, I’ll admit I’m mad. I’m very mad today, madder than I’ve been in a long time! But I have options on how I handle this! I have options. You know what I’m going to do about it? (“What?”) I’m gonna… I’m gonna… I’m gonna Tweet my displeasure. I’m going to jump on social media and Tweet about it until my fingers bleed. I might even send an Instagram, or a Vine! (mocking big eyed face from Trip) That’s right, and on that Tweet, in however many characters I get, I’m going to threaten! That’s right, I’m going to riot! If that doesn’t work, then, by god, me and my friend Mark (mock tears in his voice), we’re gonna stop watching! That’s right! Or, hell, I have options. I’ll just fire everybody back there. I’ll fire all of you. (the fans) I’ll just throw you out of the building. Throw you out in the weather. That will end all my problems, right? (Heat) Or, I could just relax. I could relax, knowing that sooner or later, I always win. If I have to wait four more weeks to SummerSlam to win, so be it. But like a true genius once said, at SummerSlam, I can guaran-damn-tee that John Cena will no longer be the WWE WHC. (mixed) But, the question is who? Who gets the opportunity…
Orton’s music hits and out he comes. He’s still on the stage, walking out as he’s talking on mic.
Orton – H, H, are we really doing this? We’re talking about this? What about me and my re-match. Four months I’ve been waiting, ever since WrestleMania I’ve waited for my one on one re-match. You know it, I know it, these people know that I’m owed. You want to talk guarantees? I’ll guarantee you that if you put me in a one on one match with Cena at SummerSlam, I will beat Cena at SummerSlam.
Trip – I can appreciate that Randy, and while you make a compelling argument for why you should be in that match, and right now Randy you’re the front runner, but I haven’t made up my mind. I’m going to give everybody an opportunity to convince me tonight. The entire roster has the opportunity to convince me. I want somebody to impress me. I want somebody to go the extra mile and show me. I want somebody to get in here and show me that they want it more than anything in their lives. That they want it more than they breathe, more than they want anything…
Orton – You want to be impressed? If Kane would have done his duty last night, if Kane would have done his job at Battleground, I would be standing here before you with those titles around my waist. Surely you’re not considering Kane!
Fire erupts, and out comes Kane! Kane to the ring.
Kane – I hope that I am being considered to face Cena, because I know I can beat Cena. I know I can be the one to bring the Title back to The Authority. So long as I’m not acting as Orton’s protector. I am tired of babysitting.
Orton, off mic, waving his head in the air, talking smack at Kane. Trip steps between them, trying to head off a fight. Out comes Reigns through the stands and onto the apron, mic in hand.
Reigns – If you’re going to have a conversation about the WWE WHC, I think my name belongs in it. Because last time I checked, nobody wants to see Cena versus Kane. (heated agreement) An don’t nobody want to see Orton versus Cena again. (more heated agreement) It sounds like everybody wants to see Cena versus Roman Reigns! (huge pop)
Reigns steps into the ring, chin held high.
Reigns – Believe that!
Reigns with a superman punch on Kane. Trip flees the ring. Before Orton can do anything, Reigns turns to face him, slides from the ring so he’s not next.
Trip – I know what I believe. I believe that right now Roman Reigns is gonna have a match. I believe that Roman Reigns is going to face Kane and Randy Orton. And I believe that is gonna take place right, now!
Video recap of the high points of Reigns in this segment.
Reigns vs Orton & Kane
Orton and Reigns lock up. They muscle around, Reigns free and talks smack. Orton with a knee. Orton telegraphs and takes a head butt for it. Blows on Orton in a corner, all ten. Another blow and Orton to a knee. Reigns telegraphs, then slammed back by his hair. Kane steals a blind tag. They lock up, Reigns backed into a corner, then forces out. “Roman Reigns!” chants. Reigns with a Samoan drop on Kane for two.
To the heel corner and Orton tags in. Reigns on Orton. Reigns runs the ropes over and under, then into Orton’s knee. Orton on Reigns. Kane tags in for two on Reigns.
Kane on Reigns with blows in a corner as the ref yells at Kane. Nerve pinch on Reigns on the mat. Reigns up, but takes blows. Reigns blocks Kane, reverses the suplex for two.
Reigns on Kane with blows, a head butt, but then Kane reverses a whip and clotheslines Reigns in a corner. Reigns whipped, gets a foot up in Kane’s face and comes off the corner with a huge flying clothesline for two.
Kane sends Reigns out through the ropes. Reigns lands in a heap in front of announce. Reigns reverses and Kane is driven into and over the stairs.
Reigns with blows on Orton, but Orton comes back with a big back elbow. Orton stomps around Reigns for two.
An arm and head hold on Reigns as Kane tags in and kicks Reigns. Reigns eats a back elbow from Kane for two.
Orton tags in and stomps Reigns’ ankle. Reigns holding Orton’s trunks, tries to pull himself up. Reigns up to eat a drop kick for two.
Orton on Reigns’ hair, pulling his head back, then locking on a facelock on the mat. Reigns up to his feet, blows on Orton to get free. Big Samoan drop on Orton, and both are down. Orton wiggles to his corner and tags out. Reigns with a huge clothesline on Kane, then a big right. Clothesline in a corner, then another right to Kane! Reigns slides out, lands his big running kick through the ropes. Reigns back in. Cole talks about a tweet, “The Roman Empire has begun.” A blow to Orton on the apron, then Reigns runs into a big boot.
Orton refuses to tag Kane out of this match, saying (off mic), “You should have been there for me yesterday.” Kane grabs Orton for a chokeslam, but then takes a superman punch from Reigns. Reigns spears Kane for three.
Winner Reigns (12:43)
Orton is walking away from the ring as the three is counted. Orton turns, holding his throat, glares at Reigns. Reigns gets an arm raised as he and Orton glare at each other. Reigns invites Orton into the ring. Orton to the apron, about to climb, but then backs away to heat from the fans. Video recap of the high points of the match. More staring and glaring between Reigns and Orton.
The announcers talk about how Nikki is continuing to be targeted. She’s in a Handicap Match next against Rosa, Fox, Cameron, and Eva Marie.
The four Divas are talking backstage and Steph comes upon them. Steph is wearing a red dress that shows off a bit of cleavage and her toned arms.
Steph – Hello ladies, what a glorious, glorious night this is. Not only are we going to announce who will face Cena for the WWE WHC at SummerSlam, but tonight the four of you will annihilate Nikki Bella. And teach her sister Brie a lesson in the process.
The heel Divas agree, and like that plan.
Steph – Are you ready?
Heel Divas – Yes!
Steph – Then go show me!
The Divas leave Steph there with an evil smile on her face.
Divas 4 On 1 Handicap Match – Rosa & Eva Marie & Cameron & Fox vs Nikki
The four heel Divas to the ring to Fox’s music. Video of Brie quitting, and slapping Steph. Nikki out to face them with some trepidation. At the bottom of the ramp Nikki smiles, Brie is in the front row. They hug. (Interesting to note that the chair Brie is sitting in doesn’t have any chairs behind it. Meaning it looks as though the hair was placed there just for her to be ringside.) They talk and Nikki to the ring. Steph’s music hits and Steph comes out.
Steph – Oh look, it’s the quitter, Brie Bella, my favorite Bella. Nikki, I love how you feigned surprise to see her, that was awesome. You know Nikki, it’s so interesting to see you out here. (Steph screwed up and meant to say Brie.) Just think, you went from being a world famous Diva, one of the biggest stars on E!’s Total Divas, to being just another face in the crowd. It’s actually quite fitting, and why are you in this position? Oh, because you abandoned your sister Nikki for your husband, Daniel Bryan. The B+ player.
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” all around Brie who smiles at the fans.
Steph – Yes, Daniel Bryan was stripped of the WWE WHC and has been on the shelf ever since. Good move Brie, that was really smart. Truthfully, I’m so glad you’re out here, because you get to see Nikki get demolished by four other competitors in the ring, and I hope that you know, when you think about it, that it’s all because of you!
Brie (off mic) – You’re so pathetic. You’re such a bitch!
Steph stops her walking away and turns on Brie.
Steph – What did you call me?
Steph – Security, eject this woman!
Brie holds up her ticket.
Steph – Oh, that’s cute, you’re a paying customer. You’ve got a ticket. I tell you what, you’re blocking the view of the people behind you. So take your seat Brie…
Brie wrenches the mic out of Steph’s hand, leaving Steph totally shocked.
Brie – You’re doing this out of spite. You’re doing this because I left my hand print on your face and taking it out on my sister. What kind of human being are you? (Security has a hand on Brie’s stomach, as if he’s trying to hold her back.) I’ll tell you who you are, you’re a vindictive BITCH!
Steph totally bitch slaps Brie. Brie tries diving over the barricade at Steph, but security is still standing there with Brie, grabs her and pulls her back as Steph is on mic.
Steph – I’m so scared! I’m so scared! Get her out of here, she’s pathetic. Quitter! Loser! (turning to the ring) Let that be a lesson to all of you, now ring the bell!
Nikki flies at the heel Divas,but they grab her and beat her down, stomping her down as she turtles in the ring. They pull Nikki up for Fox’s scissor kick. Fox pins Nikki for three.
Winners – Heel Divas (0:32)
They roll Nikki from the ring as a group. (The screen goes black after Nikki is rolled out, and doesn’t come back up until Steph was almost finished speaking.)
Steph – That looked like it hurt. Really bad. Really bad. And Nikki, I’m so sorry, I mean, that’s Brie’s fault. And sooner or later, you’re going to do just what your sister did, and quit!
Steph throws down the ring and leaves the ringside area. The announcers are getting into a big argument about the whole thing, only JBL siding with Steph.
Recap of the fight between Brie and Steph before the match, and they bleeped Brie calling Steph a bitch!
Bo vs Sandow
Bo in the ring, on one knee, posing. Sandow comes out to basketball music, wearing a basketball uniform. The Miami has a huge X over it, and there’s a piece of tape under it saying Cleveland. He’s supposed to be LeBron James in #6.
Sandow – You were expecting Michael Jordan? Bo, I took my talents from South Beach to my real home, Ohio, and Bolieve me, I speak from experience when I say, you should exit that ring, grab your bag, get in your car and drive away so no one has to see that ridiculous grin again. Because Bo, if you’re smart, you’ll do what I did, LEAVE!
Bo is laughing and posing as the bell rings and Sandow attacks. Sandow telegraphs, is kicked, then clotheslined. Bo clotheslines Sandow from the ring. Sandow in taking blows. Big back elbow on Bo, then forearms to his back. Blows on Bo on the mat. Sandow with a big suplex on Bo for two.
“Let’s go Heat!” chants as Bo rolls Sandow up for two. A clothesline and double ax handles on Bo on the mat for two.
Facelock on Bo on the mat as the fans are chanting wildly. A high knee to Bo as JBL asks about King James trending. Sandow with a swish, then slams Bo to the mat. “Cleveland, I’m coming home!” Elbow of disdain, but then Bo comes back with the Bo-dog for three.
Winner – Bo (3:39)
Bo poses, then runs his victory lap around the ring. Video recap of the high points of the match. 18-Bo according to JBL, but it’s really 16-Bo. Bo poses on the ramp.
Cole talks about the newest album, Do You Want To Start A War? comes out tomorrow!
Cole says a situation developed a moment ago, and was on the App.
Bray – Miami, we’re here.
Out comes The Wyatt Family. (Interesting to not that the entrance is now showing blobs of light that look like the camera lights from the audience. They are anywhere from three LEDs down and ten across to 6 down and twenty across.) There’s more camera lights in the audience than I’ve seen, by far. At least twice as many lights as they’ve ever received on entrance, all waving back and forth. The Wyatts in the ring, with an eerie light only on them.
Bray – Hello everyone! (big pop) Welcome to the Highlight Reel! (not so much pop) Unfortunately your scheduled host Chris Jericho is unable to make it at the moment. (heat) He’s a bit indisposed, hahaha. Now, where, oh where, could Chris Jericho be? I wonder! Hahahaha!
Video from the App where Jericho was being interviewed, then The Wyatts came in and they attacked. King says this was in Jericho’s locker room. Bray hit Sister Abigail into a metal locker post! Bray sat down by Jericho and said, “You know Chris, sooner or later, they all fall down.” Then Bray got up and left humming.
Bray – Where is Chris Jericho? Where is your savior? Surprise, surprise, he ain’t here for you! But you know who is? I am! I am here for you, just like I have been everyday since I have been around! (Bray struggled and stumbled over that last line.) And I know what you’re thinking. I can read your thoughts. You think that because last night, Chris Jericho had his arm raised at the end of the night, that you think he is a better man that I. Hahaha! Do you really believe that I would burden myself with such petty squeamish things. A loss in a battle is nothing to me, because I know it is the war that counts. War, that’s my game man! I created war, and it wasn’t long ago that The Wyatt Family entered a WWE ring for the very first time. In our short reign of terror we have dismantled giants, have destroyed monsters, and most importantly brought so-called heroes to their knees, and I ask you, Chris Jericho, just who in the hell do you really think you’re dealing with? I am Bray Wyatt, the eater of worlds, and I am every bit the monster that they all think I am, Chris. You cannot measure me like you would a normal man. You cannot measure my by how many dollar bills I have in my pocket, because society is my plaything. (“What?”) You cannot measure me by the days of the year, because time is irrelevant to me. (“What?”) I live a hundred years a day, man. (“What?”) There’s been something ever since last night, it’s been recurring over and over in my head all day, it’s something Abigail used to say to me. (“What?”) She used to say, be careful going out and chasing vengeance Bray, because you will have to dig two graves. (“What?”) One for your enemy, and one for yourself. Unfortunately for you Chris Jericho, I am forever! Hahaha!
Bray drops to his knees, throwing the mic away, throws his head back and says, off mic, “Follow the buzzards!”
R-Truth, Ryder and a trainer is looking at Jericho who is bleeding from his left ear, which is the one he should be bleeding from after that attack. R-Truth asked what happened, guess he doesn’t have the App.
They talk about Jericho and Bray going from here. They then go to the pic of Trip with so many who could be facing Cena at SummerSlam soon.
Flo Rida meeting people, hugging and smiling.
In Ring Segment
Miz to the ring in white jeans and white jacket, no shirt tucked in behind the IC Title belt.
Miz vs Ziggler
Ziggler to the ring. Miz is telling the ref that Ziggler can’t touch Miz’s face in this match.
The bell rings, Miz still in his shades, so he rolls out and makes a show of removing them. Ziggler wants at Miz who backs away. Miz almost in, then flees as Ziggler comes at him. Ziggler pissed, so he gives chase. Miz into the ring, Ziggler on him and takes him down. Miz sent out and into the barricade, but not face first. Ziggler out and tries to send Miz’s face into the stairs. Miz in, and Ziggler in to get stomped. Back suplex and Ziggler lands on his feet. Back and forth between them, then a power slam on Miz. Epic elbows on Miz, all nine, but not the tenth. High elbow on Ziggler, and Miz takes him down. Ziggler up on and Miz with a shoulder tackle. Ziggler runs the ropes over and under Miz, but then Miz catches and launches Ziggler over the top, but he hangs on. They fight on the apron, blows on Miz’s face as he blocks. Ziggler bounced off the post to the floor.
Ziggler blocks Miz, but then takes a knee and stomps Ziggler on the mat. Miz with a suplex on Ziggler for two.
Miz rips at Ziggler’s face on the mat. “Let’s go Ziggler!” chants. Ziggler on Miz, rolls him up for two. Miz stomps Ziggler in a corner. Miz rushes Ziggler who moves, so Miz into the corner legs first. Both men are down. Miz missed, but Ziggler on Miz with blows, then in a corner. Neck breaker on Miz, but slows down. Miz rolls Ziggler up for a long two.
Ziggler blocks Miz, lands a backslide for two.
Miz on Ziggler, gets two for it, and the fans are wild.
Both slow to their feet. Miz blocks a kick, then blocks Ziggler. Ziggler plants Miz and gets a long two for it.
Miz with a big DDT on Ziggler for a long two.
Miz on Ziggler’s legs, but Ziggler rolls Miz up for two.
Back elbow on Miz, but Miz comes back with the fig 4. Ziggler is yelling on the mat, screaming and reaching for the ropes. He rolls over and reaches the ropes. Miz lets go at five.
Ziggler kicks Miz off, hits the famouser for a very long two!
“This is awesome!” chants for the match. Miz throws Ziggler off the zig-zag. Ziggler reverses the SCF into a zig-zag for three.
Winner – Ziggler (14:06)
But Miz is still the IC Champ, and makes Justin announce that. Miz puts his shades on.
Trip – I understand that, but there’s just really no reason for you to face Cena at SummerSlam. You have the MITB contract, so you can cash it in when you have all the cards on the table. Don’t put them out, play them when you want to play them.
Rollins – I understand. I get all that. What’s the point? Every time I put a hand together, Ambrose is there to screw it up for me. I’m telling you he’s not going to stop until we stop him, I mean permanently. We need to shut him down, for good.
Trip – Cesaro.
Cesaro – Triple H.
Trip – How are you?
Cesaro – If there’s anybody that should face Cena at SummerSlam, it should be me. I’m like a walking MITB contract, anytime you put me in a Championship match, I’ll get the job done. You’re all about what’s best for business, well I made a business decision, as of right now, I am no longer a Heyman Guy. (shock from the fans) I want to be your guy!
Trip smiles, and steps back to watch the fun.
Rollins – He already has a guy.
Cesaro – You?
Rollins – Yeah, haha, me! We don’t need you around here, okay?
Trip – Okay, alright, this is uncomfortable. Here’s the thing. This little bit of unfinished business running around here, named Dean Ambrose. You want to finish that business for me, tonight, in a match. That would be something that would impress me.
Cesaro – Consider it done.
Trip and Cesaro shake, then Cesaro leaves.
Rollins – What’s his deal?
Trip – Let’s see what he can do.
Rollins – Why not.
AJ skipping toward the ring, Divas Championship over her shoulder. AJ stops when she sees Paige. They smile and Paige joins AJ heading for the ring.
WWE Slam of the Week
Recap of AJ and oge shaking hands, then facing off for the Divas Championship at Battleground.
Divas Tag Team Match – Paige & AJ vs Nattie & Emma
Paige out to the ring. AJ out to join her. Nttand Emma are already in the ring.
“CM Punk!” as soon as the bell rings. AJ with an arm bar on Emma. Hammer lock and Emma back elbows AJ. Emma trips AJ, takes her down. AJ rolls up Emma for two.
AJ all over Emma. AJ with Emma’s head, skips around, then Paige tags in and on Emma. Emma with her over the ropes hold and Nattie tags in with a big drop kick on Paige. Nt bridges, Paige bridges up, then pushes Nattie into Emma. Release German suplex on Paige that looked rough. Paige into she sharpshooter and is able to tag out in the hold. AJ with a shining wizard on Nattie with Paige still in the hold. AJ locks on the black widow and Nattie taps out on AJ’s bum.
Winners – Paige & AJ (2:28)
AJ gets her Divas belt, skips around the ring with it, and Paige wants AJ in the ring. AJ into a huge hug from Paige who lifts a shocked AJ. AJ turns to leave, Paige grabs AJ’s hair and slams her down. Paige with head butts on AJ on the mat. AJ tossed from the ring to crumble outside. Paige out, sends AJ back first into the barricade, then screams. AJ face first off the post. “I told you this was my house! This is my house!” Paige is getting serious heat! Paige tosses AJ across announce. Cole is worried about AJ as Paige yells that it’s her house. Paige is all smiles as AJ really sells the beating. Paige skips away from the ring, then backs up the ramp with a coy smile, then gets a meaner look. Video recap of the high points of the attack on AJ. Paige talks more smack, then mocks AJ by skipping away.
Fandango vs Ryder
Fandango in the ring dancing. Ryder out with Summer Rae and Layla dancing with him. Layla and Summer Rae almost kiss, then don’t.
Fandango on Ryder, Ryder back with blows. Drop kick on Ryder, then stomping. Clothesline on Ryder for two.
Facelock on Ryder on the mat as Fandango yells about not dancing with his girls. Ryder fights back as JBL argues with Cole. Ryder off the top with a missile drop kick that Fandango steps out of the way of. Rough Ryder by Ryder for three. Fandango put his foot on the rope, but Layla pushes it off for Ryder to get the win.
Winner – Ryder (1:48)
Layla and Summer Rae in and all over Ryder who has no clue what happened. Video recap of the high points of the match. Layla and Summer Rae mock Fandango as they dance.
Recap of the earlier issues between Brie and Steph ringside. JBL and Cole get into an argument over it, and King gets in the middle of it.
Renee with Flo Rida.
Renee – Welcome back to the WWE.
Flo Rida – Thank Renee, I always feel welcome when I work with the WWE ‘Universe’.
Renee – It’s so great to have you back, after you tore it up, here in Miami at WrestleMania 28.
Flo Rida – I was thinking if Triple H will be so impressed with my performance tonight that he’ll let me go at John Cena at SummerSlam.
Slater – Whoa, looky what we have here. Stop this interview. Come on! It’s the Flo Rida. You remember me?
Flo Rida – No.
Slater – No? Let me paint you a picture. WrestleMania 28, you put your hands on me. I’m here to return the favor.
Slater lightly pushes Flo Rida. Flo Rida pushes Slater back hard, we hear crashing, and Slater is flat on his back selling pain with his face and body.
Steph announces Flo Rida.
The concert… He’s not getting booed out of the arena this time!
Steph, still in the ring, gives props to Flo Rida.
The announcers talk for a moment about the concert, but then there’s two very official looking men showing their credentials to Steph next to announce. Security tries to talk them down. Steph tries to step away, but they physically stop her. Security is backed away. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants from the fans. Steph steps behind security and yells at them not to put their hands on her. Security looks about to cry, then steps away. “Goodbye…” from the fans. Steph looks disgusted. They read Steph her rights, then tell security to step back or be arrested. The officer talks about Steph striking Brie Bella. Steph admits she struck Brie. Steph is then arrested for battery.
Steph – I’m going to prison?
They lock Steph’s arms behind her back as she screams about being cuffed. Brie is there and they get into a screaming match. The officer tells Brie they will arrest her as well.
Steph – You did not have to do this in front of all these people. I’m not going to jail! I will have your badge! I will have both your badges. You know how much power I have in this city?
The officers humor Steph the whole way up the ramp as she rants at them.
Cole tells the fans that Steph was arrested for battery. King talks about Steph being cuffed.
Trip demands to see the officer’s badge. Trip is told to step back or he’d be arrested.
Steph – Hunter, please don’t let them do this to me. I don’t want to go to jail. Hunter, I’m scared to death!
Trip (to the officers) – These are what are called career decisions. Is this a hybrid, you must be proud of yourselves. (to Steph in the back of the car) Jerry is on the phone, I’m right behind you, and we’ll get you out of there.
Recap of Steph being arrested.
Trip on the phone about Steph’s arrest. Mercury is there with him, he has the car ready.
Mercury – I hate to bring this up, your decision? Cena’s opponent at SummerSlam?
Trip – Family comes first. It’s my wife, the mother of my children is sitting in jail right now. This is an important lesson. Family always comes first. It’s my wife, for God’s sake. (Trip stops, turns back to Mercury.) But, she’s going to have to be processed though, right?
Mercury – It’s going to take a while.
Trip – I mean, the lawyers are headed there.
Mercury – You got time.
Trip – They have to fingerprint her, that’s going to take a while. I could, ah, put the car on standby, tell them to wait. As soon as I make my decision, announce it to the world, I’ll be right there. I’ll be there in no time. Going to have to wait.
JBL says it’s what’s best for business. Cole says that Renee has been dispatched to follow the story.
RybAxel vs Big E & Kofi
RybAxel in the ring. Big E out, then waits for Kofi and his pyro.
Big E and Ryback lock up, muscle around, and Ryback loses the push, so reverses Big E to the ropes. Big E runs the ropes over and under, knocks down Ryback, then plants him on the mat. Axel on the apron, and Big E knocks him off. Ryback uses this to take Big E down, stomps him in the heel corner. Axel tags in and the ref gets in Ryback’s face, Ryback yells at him. Ryback tags back in and badly suplexes Big E for one.
Ryback stomps Big E, then forcefully stops Big E from reaching Kofi. Ryback all over Big E on the mat as the announcers can only talk about Steph being arrested. Ryback gets a “Feed me more!” chant going before rushing Big E and being taken down. Kofi tags in all over Axel outside, then a drop kick on Ryback. SOS on Ryback, but Axel breaks the count.
Big E and Axel out, Kofi still on Ryback. Flying crossbody off the corner, Ryback rolls through for the three.
Winners – RybAxel (3:18)
Kofi and Big E lick their wounds in the ring. Suddenly Woods is in the ring in a white suit, red shirt, white tie.
Woods – Everybody listen! You need to pay attention to what I’m about to say! (“What?”) This is exactly what I’ve been talking about! (“What?”) You cannot move ahead by shaking hands, kissing babies, singing and dancing like puppets. (“What?”) You cannot move ahead always doing what you’re told. (“What?”) Now, this is our time. (“What?”) This is our place. (“What?”) It is time for us to find focus. (“What?”) It is up to us to find order! (“What?”) Together it is our time… (“What?”) To find purpose! (“What?”) Because we do not ask any longer. (“What?”) Now, we take. (“What?”)
Kofi nods. Big E nods. (It looks as though Woods’s NoD Tweet might be forming into something real.)
Trip is on the phone, talking about Brie having a ticket, she was in the crowd. He continues talking on his phone.
Cole talks about Steph getting arrested. On to video of Bray attacking Jericho.
Rusev vs Khali
Rusev out waving his flag, Lana in tow in her red suit. “USA!” chants.
Lana speaks in Russian, but Khali’s music cuts her off. Khali limps to the ring, seems to struggle getting up on the apron and into the ring.
Rusev kicking at Khali. Khali chops Rusev’s head, then on him in a corner. Rusev with blows on Khali. Shoulder blocks in a corner on Khali. Rusev runs into a big boot, but doesn’t sell it. More blows, then another of Khali’s big boot, this now hitting. Khali on Rusev with blows in a corner. Rusev takes a chop to the head that drops him. Rusev kicks Khali’s shoulder and drops him. A kick to Khali’s face, then ‘Rusev crush!’ Accolade on Khali who takes it, then finally taps out.
Winner – Rusev (2:38)
Rusev keeps the hold on Khali until Lana tells him to let it go. Rusev and Lana pose in the ring.
Sheamus on Royal Pains tomorrow night on USA.
Stardust – There’s no way of knowing, which direction we are going! Faster! Faster! Faster! Spinning into outerspace.
Goldust – You and I can be the brightest, most bizarre.
Stardust – All we need is the cosmic key!
Goldust – Yes, the cosmic key! Do you hear it? But they currently have it. It needs us, it’s calling us. Soon it will be calling our names. Goldust, huff!
Stardust – Stardust!
In Ring Segment
Ambrose to the ring.
Recap of Steph getting in Brie’s face. Then they argued and Steph hit Brie. Later Steph was arrested for hitting Brie.
Renee – As we just saw from earlier with Steph’s arrest, I learned she’s scheduled for an arraignment at some point tonight on battery against Brie Bella. There’s also a possibility that she’s being charged with resisting arrest. I’ll bring you more information as it becomes available to me.
Cesaro vs Ambrose
They rush each other. Cesaro on Ambrose’s arm, Ambrose back with blows. Cesaro backed into a corner, and they struggle around, selling their ire, making it look purposefully sloppy. Cesaro out of the ring. Ambrose out on him. Cesaro back in, and Ambrose into the post, bad shoulder first. Backstage Orton and Rollins are looking on as Trip is on his cell. Ambrose to the floor, selling his shoulder with Cesaro all over him. Ambrose rolled into the ring, Cesaro in with a boot to the bad shoulder. Cesaro on Ambrose’s shoulder on the mat. Cole talks about Cesaro not being a Heyman Guy any longer. Ambrose slammed back to the mat by his shoulder. Cesaro really works over that shoulder, one of Cesaro’s knees on Ambrose’s ribs, the other on the side of his head. Finally Ambrose up, but a huge right drops Ambrose into a corner. Ambrose up, takes Cesaro down and all over Cesaro. Cesaro tossed out through the ropes. Ambrose over the top to land on Cesaro, but eats an upper cut!
Cesaro on Ambrose’s arm on the mat. Ambrose to his knees, then feet, then Jackson Cesaro’s jaw. Ambrose on Cesaro, but then eats a bridging German suplex for a long two.
Backstage The Authority is still watching the match, Trip on the phone. Ambrose up top, eats a big boot up there. Cesaro up, sets up Ambrose, but Ambrose blocks. Head butt drops Cesaro. Ambrose with a sick missile drop kick on Cesaro. Cesaro’s shoulder seems to hurt a bit now. “Let’s go Ambrose!” chants. Ambrose with a crossbody, then on Cesaro in a corner. Cesaro reverses the whip, then lands a back elbow and a sick DDT for two!
Cesaro on Ambrose, but Ambrose drops so Cesaro eats corner for two. Cesaro rushes Ambrose who pulls down the top rope. Ambrose dives through the ropes on Cesaro. The ref is counting them out, but Cesaro is rolled in, Ambrose in too. Cesaro boots Ambrose in the face, he uses the ropes the way he does, and lands a sick clothesline! Ambrose gets a very long two for it.
Cesaro hangs up Ambrose’s shoulder up top. Cesaro comes back with his own sick clothesline for a long two. Both slow to their feet. Cesaro rushes Ambrose, eats feet in the corner. Ambrose up, but Cesaro knocks his feet out and Ambrose hung upside-down. Cesaro all over him, the ref threatens a DQ. Ambrose free, and reverses Cesaro shoulder first to the post, then again! Cesaro to post a third time! Ambrose out, grabs a chair. Ambrose swings the chair on Ambrose’s arm on the post. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner – Cesaro via DQ (9:49)
Ambrose tosses chairs into the ring, but Cesaro flees. Ambrose straddles the chair to stare up at Cesaro.
Renee – Triple H, can I get a word quick?
Trip – Actually going to make the announcement of who the opponent is at SummerSlam.
Renee (tentatively) – Don’t you think you should be with your wife right now?
Trip stops in his tracks, returns to Renee and glares down at her before leaving.
In Ring Segment
Trip in the ring.
Trip – Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to John Cena’s opponent, and the challenger for the WWE WHC at SummerSlam.
Out comes Orton who looks smug about it all. He heads to the ring, but Reigns attacks before Orton makes it to the ring. Reigns all over Orton, sends him over the barricade. Orton takes off away from Reigns and Trip looks completely disgusted. Out comes Heyman to the stage to decent pop.
Heyman – Um, Mr. COO, you know how much respect I have for you sir, and I hate to point out the obvious, but Plan A just isn’t working with Orton, not while Reigns is around. Plan B, I like Seth Rollins, but every time Rollins is going to cash in, Dean Ambrose is going to stop him. Which is why, Triple H, The Authority has the uncomfortable decision now to agree with me, you need to make the dangerous choice of implementing Plan C.
Of course, out comes Brock Lesnar. Brock even gets pyro as he heads to the ring. Heyman trails behind him as Brock actually smiles at something some fans yell. Brock up on the apron, then into the ring, Heyman follows. Heyman talks to Trip off mic.
Trip cracks a smile, shakes Heyman’s hand, then shakes Brock’s hand to the shock of all on announce.
Heyman – Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and my client, Brock Lesnar conquered Underaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania! (The fans were saying Heyman’s words right along with him, right from the first word.) Which is why at this moment, my client hereby officially announces his intentions to conquer John Cena (pop), and take the WWE WHC at SummerSlam! Now, my client officially acknowledges this divide that permeates through the WWE ‘Universe’. There’s those who wear their green t-shirts and their pump up sneakers, and they scream with great passion, their love and adulation for their hero by saying at the top of their lungs, let’s go Cena!
Of course the rest of the fans answer Heyman with, “Cena sucks!”
Heyman – And there are those who offer the contrarian opinion, and who’s mommies don’t tuck them into bed at night, and they will say with great fervor and conviction, Cena sucks! Now it doesn’t matter to my client, which side of the fence you want to ride on, this now practicing doctor of thuganomics is now in for a beating of a lifetime. I don’t just stand out here and spew hype and hyperbole, I exploit historical facts to shove my points down your throat. To whit, I offer you, what happened the last time my client Brock Lesnar zeroed in on someone and decided to give them a beating.
They go to video from WrestleMania where Brock broke Taker’s streak and stunned the WWE ‘Universe’ and left us without words or reaction.
Heyman – You know, for years, everybody said, I want to be the one to beat Taker’s streak, but that wasn’t good enough for Brock Lesnar. At WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar gave such a violent beating to Taker that McMahon had to ride in the ambulance, because even our heartless chairman was concerned for a dead man’s being and life. Oh, John Cena, that same beating awaits you. (pop) And please don’t confuse my client with some stereotypical villain that comes out here and says that you can escape the beating by taking your Title and laying it down at my feet. Brock Lesnar makes you no such offer. John Cena, you can’t escape this beating! At SummerSlam, my client, Brock Lesnar will take John Cena down. Brock Lesnar will punch John Cena’s face in! John Cena, you’re going to be hurt by Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar is going to injure John Cena. Brock Lesnar is going to mangle John Cena, and then, and only then, Brock Lesnar is going to F5 John Cena and strip John Cena the dignity of being the WWE whcme way Brock Lesnar stripped Taker of his dignity and exposed the streak as just being a myth. The same myth that Brock Lesnar hears every week when Cena is said to be the greatest WWE Champion of all time. (heat) 15 world titles in ten years, that sounds like something worth conquering. Sounds like something worth conquering. I pledge allegiance to the greatness of the conqueror before me, and to his dominance, for which I stand, one Cenation under John, now divisible with no more hustle, loyalty, or respect for all. Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I’m the one behind the one in 21-1, and at SummerSlam, my client Brock Lesnar will beat John Cena and become the WWE WHC.
Orton as Trip’s pick
Any mention of Cena by Heyman