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Monday Night Raw (8/15/16) - The Demon King Appears

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WWE Raw Results (8/15/16)
Monday, August 15th, 2016
From American Bank Center Arena, Corpus Christi, TX
Report by Zack Krasney of

Welcome back one and all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and that your Monday wasn't as painful as it could be. I'm Zack Krasney, I'll be your host with the most as usual! Tonight is the go-home episode of Raw before Summerslam! The Beast, Brock Lesnar, is expected to be there along with Seth Rollins calling out The Demon Balor.

Question of the Week: Should WWE debut the Demon Balor before Summerslam or wait?

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Monday Night Raw Results

The show starts with Seth Rollins for earlier today. Seth is outside by some palm trees. He cuts a promo about proving why he is the man. Becoming the first ever Universal Champion. He says he has business with the Demon King, he's calling him out right now! Nothing happens and Seth laughs saying he'll find the Demon King tonight.

Rusev is in the ring. Lana grabs a mic and says she and her husband won't leave the ring.

Rusev- Last week Roman ruined a historical event. They weren't done celebrating! So this week there will be no Raw! No Superstars, no matches, none of it until Roman comes out and apologizes!

Mic Foley's music hits and he makes his way out to the ring.

Rusev- Well well well look who it is. Stop the music. Yes I know it's Foley! The so-called General Manager. *Bulgarian* You are no General manager without Rusev! I'm the greatest US Champion in history and I demand respect. I need my respect and I need it right now! No I'm not leaving and last week I told you were the greatest GM of all time. I lied because you suck. How can you schedule a US title match with Roman Reigns at SummerSlam. He gets opportunity after opportunity, he doesn't deserve my United States Championship. I deserve the real authority here, give me Stephanie McMahon.

Steph's music hits and she comes out wearing a bright pink dress and looking irritated. She gets in the ring with Mic.

Rusev- Thank you Steph for coming, I know you know what it's like to be married to a top star.

Steph- This is unacceptable. You demand respect but give none to Mic Foley? He is the General Manager of this show and deserves all the respect you can give.

Rusev- He doesn't deserve respect! I do! Or maybe I'll give Daniel and your brother a call, they know respect.

Roman Reigns' music hits- If an apology is gonna end this fine. I'm found that website. You know, where you met your wife. And I'm sorry you two will bump uglies and make the ugliest little sasquatch babies one day.

Rusev- Roman you think you're a superstar but you're pathetic. Look at your eye. You're so cool right? These stupid people support you.

Roman- We're scheduled to fight at Summerslam but I don't really feel like waiting, let's do it right now.

Steph- Hang on, that match is going to happen at Summerslam.

Rusev- Stephanie, this is so much more than my title. It's about my wife's honor, so I'll kick your ass.

Mic- You wanna defend your wife's honor, I can respect that. Summerslam is for the United States Championship, but tonight it'll be Roman vs. Rusev to defend Lana's honor!

Byron is in the ring to interview Sheamus. Sheamus says he proved he was more dominant than Cesaro so he's moving on to greener pastures in Sami Zayn. Zayn talks a good game on Twitter but Sheamus thinks he's just a cheap knockoff of the Celtic Warrior. Tonight he'll kick his bloody head off.

Sheamus vs. Sami Zayn

Sami throws his shirt at Sheamus and Sheamus gets pissed and charges at him. Sheamus puts Sami in the corner but Sami is able to fight out and hit some chops. Cesaro walks out and gets on commentary. Sheamus kicks Sami in the head and then in the back. 2 count. Sami hits spinning leg scissors that sends Sheamus out of the ring. Sami goes for the tornado DDT from the apron, but Sheamus catches Sami and slams him into the steel post as we head to break.

We return and Sheamus has Sami in a headlock. Sami fights out but gets slammed back down by Sheamus. Sami sends Sheamus over the top rope and runs for the ropes but Sheamus grabs the leg and hits the 10 beats. Sami pops up and hits a wicked clothesline. Sami sends Sheamus over the top again but this time he's able to hit the leap over the top rope! Sheamus is able to hit the White Noise back in the ring but only got a 2 count. Sami gets up and hits the Michinoku Driver! 2 count for Sami! Sami goes for the Helluva Kick but gets caught and slammed into the Irish Curse! Sheamus lining up the Brogue Kick. Cesaro runs down and causes a distraction that allows Sami Zayn to connect with the Helluva Kick for the win!

Winner: Sami Zayn

We come back from break and Mic Foley and a bunch of refs are pulling Sheamus and Cesaro apart. Mic applauds them both for trying to prove dominance. If they want to keep fighting so be it! It's going to be a best of 7 series between the two, and it starts at Summerslam!

New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz

Before the match we get another Doctor Gallows and Anderson video to make as many testicle jokes as possible. D-Von and Woods start the match with D-Von getting a cheap shot in to start. D-Von hammers away at Woods in the corner and then tags his partner. Bubba pulls the hair and then slams the head of Xavier into the corner. Woods fights out but a blind tag is made. D-Von accidentally clotheslines Bubba and Woods makes a tag. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the win!

Winners: New Day

Kofi- Ok hold up. You mean to tell me Gallows and Anderson traveled all over the world to blow up eggs in a microwave. Our friend Big E is seriously hurt and you think this is a game?!

Woods- Summerslam is where we became your WWE World Tag Team Champions so we'll be damned if some fools like you think they're going to beat us.

Kofi- That's not gonna happen. Power of positivity means we have the power. You don't have the power to take our titles.

Woods- And you definitely don't have the power to touch our ...New Day rocks. Beeecauuusseeee NEW DAY ROCKS!


Seth Rollins is wandering around backstage looking for the Demon King. He runs into Neville who tells him he's been in the ring with the Demon King and Seth isn't ready for it.

Nia Jax vs. Jobber

Byron is in the ring to interview Nia's opponent. He asks her what makes her think she can climb this mountain. She says she's been watching the Olympics and knows just like Team USA she can do anything she sets her mind to.

The bell rings and Nia throws the girl across the ring. Nia picks her up and sits her on the ropes, then shoves her down to the mat below. Nia says count her out she's dead. Nia goes and gets her and throws her back in. Nia hits her finisher for the win.

Winner: Nia Jax

In-Ring Segment

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the house! They make their way down to the ring.

Paul- Ladies and Gent---

I'M THE ONE MAN BAAAAANDDD!!!! Heath Slater comes out!

Paul- I don't know who put you up to this, or listening to the voices in Randy Orton's head, but please tell me someone gave you the bad advice to interupt me and my client.

Heath- Well Mr. Heyman, Mr. uhhh Beast. I don't know if you know this but Heath Slater is the hottest free agent in WWE today! I don't know what's wrong with the Smackdown crew but they wouldn't know a great star if it smacked them in the face. That's why I had to come to you Paul.

Paul- HAHAHA I'm not laughing with you, I'm laughing at you. Do you really have the thought in your head that I'd advocate for Brock Lesnar and Heath Slater?!

Heath- That's funny but no that's not what I meant. What I'm trying to say is Heath Slater is getting another opportunity to get a Raw contract, and apparence at Summerslam, all I have to do is beat your client 1 on 1 tonight! SO what I'm saying Paul, is can I please go 1 on 1 with Brock Lesnar?

Paul- I don't know what got in your head, but the joke is over. Crop him out of this picture and focus back on me. Ladies and Gentlemen, this Sunday my client--

Heath- HEEEYYYYYYY DON'T DISRESPECT ME! I need this! I have kids! They rely on Daddy! Do you hear me!? Do you think I really want to go 1 on 1 with Brock Lesnar? Everyone knows he's gonna whip my ass but I have to.

Paul- You want me to look you in the eye ok, I'm trying to save your ass right now.

Heath- My ass can't be saved right now.

Paul- You're right, you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Heath- My chance says I have to get in the ring with Brock Lesnar--

Brock- Woah woah woah. I can appreciate that. You got guts man. You have responsibilities. You gotta put food on the table, you have kids. I got kids, too, man. I feel ya. Let's talk about your kids. I don't give a shit about your kids. You got two choices. One, you walk out of here on your own two feet. Two, you can keep standing there and pissing me off.

Heath starts towards the ropes but then goes for a cheap shot, but Brock blocked it. Brock starts the suplex show. Suplex after suplex ending with an F5. Heath rolls out of the ring.

Paul- Well Heath I give you a ton of credit, you were at least willing to step up and face Brock Lesnar. That's something Randy doesn't have the balls to do. Randy Orton is a viper because he can't measure up to Brock Lesnar. I get it, my job is to promote Summerslam. I'm a hype artist, I'm supposed to sell you on the idea Randy has a chance. That he is smart and athletic and that he's only one RKO away from victory, but then my client would know I was lying. It's the Summer of Lesnar and the Beast is in heat. From the Broctogon to Summerslam. You want me to hype Summerslam, Brock Lesnar is the blockbuster this summer! No one can stand up against to this one time athlete, not a 12-time champion, not a guaranteed Hall of Famer, not the owner of the RKO. You want me to hype the WWE Network? This Sunday you have a chance to see, live, the Beast, the conqueror, the Viper killer, BROCK LESNAR!

Enzo and Cass hit the ring.

Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore and I am a Certified G and a bonafied stud and you can't teach that! And this right here is Big Cass and he's 7-feet tall and you can't teach that! Bada boom realist guys in the room! How you doin!? This Sunday, me and Big Cass are gonna have ourselves a Summerslam BBQ because if JeriKO wants beef we're bring beef straight to their grill.

Cass- Enzo what are we cookin?

Enzo- How bout some weiners.

Cass- How you doin?

Enzo- Sausage

Cass- How you doin?

Enzo- Burgers

Cass- How you doin?

Enzo- But the main course is gonna be those two pieces of Canadian Bacon!

Cass- Jericho, Owens, Burt, Ernie. One minute you're enemies, the next you're friends. Either way that's 2 minutes of our lives we'll never get back, no thank you. At the end of the day there is only one word to describe you and I'm gonna spell it out for ya! S-A-W-F-T!

Big Cass w/Enzo vs. Kevin Owens w/Jericho

Kevin goes right on the attack but Cass is able to hit a shoulder tackle. Cass goes for a big boot but Owens rolls out. KO attacks Cass from behind that sends him outside and Jericho hits a cheap shot. KO throws Cass into the steel post as we head to break.

We return and KO has a chinlock on Cass but Cass fights out. KO clotheslines Cass in the corner and goes for the Cannonball but Cass pops up and hits the Big Boot! Big Splash from Cass on KO and a second! Cass throws Owens over the ropes, but he hangs on. Cass goes for another boot but Owens pulls down the ropes and sends Cass flying. Jericho cheap shots Enzo on the outside and it distracts Cass. KO blasts Cass from behind and Jericho and Owens attack Big Cass together.

Winner by DQ: Big Cass

Jericho rolls Cass in the ring and both men go to work but Cass fights back. Superkick from KO into a Code Breaker from Jericho.

Roman is backstage and Tom Phillips asks him about his match tonight but Roman gets attacked from behind by Rusev. Roman tries to fight back but Rusev slams him into the steel wall. Rusev throws Roman onto the catering table. A group of refs run up and pull Rusev off.

Prime Time Players vs. Shinning Stars

Darren and Epico start things off. Darren locks in a side headlock and a blind tag is made to Titus who catches Epico and slams him down. Tag made to Primo who cheapshots Titus and stomps him away in the corner. Titus picks up Primo and slams him into his knee. Splash on Primo. Tag to Darren, Titus picks up Darren and drops him on Primo. Darren with a clothesline. Bob wants to give Titus some advice so Titus leans over but Darren is whipped into Titus and knocks him off the apron. Darren looks upset but goes back to Primo. Titus runs in and hits Clash of the Titus. Primo gets the pin.

Winners: Shinning Stars

Neville vs. Jinder Mahal

Neville locks in a headlock. Neville throws Jinder off and hits a running hurricarana that sends Mahal outside. Neville to the top rope and hits a crazy spinning move from the top to the floor below on Jinder. Jinder begs for mercy and then hits a huge boot. Dropkick to the back of the head of Neville. Neville flips out of an attack and hits several kicks to the body of Mahal. Neville goes to the top and hits the Red Arrow for the win.

Winner: Neville


Seth Rollins walks in the GM office with Mic and Steph. He says he's looked all over the place for the Demon King but can't find him. He thinks since he did everything he could he should get the night off to prepare for his match Sunday. Steph says that's fine with her if it's fine with Mic. Foley says he deserve the night off, but first why doesn't he try calling the Demon King out in the ring. If he doesn't appear Seth can have the night off, as long as he isn't scared. Seth says he'll do it.


Seth- I have never been more insulted in my entire life. Last week Finn Balor gave the whole WWE Universe a history lesson, and for what? I have been looking for the Demon King all night long and nothing. I will give you some info that the whole world needs to hear. There is nothing and no one who can stop me from becoming the first ever WWE Universal Champion, I promise you that. I am on another level right now. As for the Demon King I searched all over and he is nowhere to be found. I'm giving him one more chance to come out right here and right now so I can kick him off whatever throne he thinks he's sitting on. Come on Demon King! Just like I thought, nothing. Finn Balor is only trying to intimidate me because he is scared of me. Why wouldn't he be? I get it, he'll be like everyone else who stepped into the ring with me. I'd be scared of me too! If I weren't Seth Rollins I'd be terrified of me! This Demon King is just another chapter in the book of Rollins and in my story the Demon King won't come out and stare me in the eyes. If he does he'll see something more terrifying than anything some author can come up with. At Summerslam you have nowhere to run nowhere to hid.

The lights go off and we get the weird gibberish that begins from Finn's music. The Demon King appears! He stands face to face with Seth Rollins. Seth attacks but Finn attacks back and drops Rollins. Seth hits a Pele kick but then so does Finn! Finn goes for the Coup De Grace but Rollins rolls out of the way and books it out of there.

Gallows and Anderson vs. Golden Truth

Karl and Truth start things off and Truth hits a hiptoss and Karl makes a tag. Gallows hits a big boot on Truth then throws him into the corner and hammers the guts. Truth fights back with right hands but Gallows hits a knee to the gut. R-Truth hits a huge dropkcik and both teams make a tag. Goldust hits clotheslines on Karl. Bulldog from Goldust and a powerslam. 2 count. Gallows chargers at Goldust but Goldy pulls the ropes down. Cheap shot on Truth and The Club hits the Magic Killer for the win.

Winners: Gallows and Anderson

After the match Woods and Kofi attack! Woods with a huge knee to the head of Karl Anderson. Woods grabs his trombone and Kofi separates the legs of Anderson. Woods goes to smash the trombone against Anderson's happy parts but Gallows pulls him out just in time.


Dana Brooke tries to apologize to Charlotte. Charlotte tells her she's an epic failure and after she becomes a 2-time Women's Champion she might just ask Stephanie McMahon for someone who isn't a total failure.

Charlotte vs. Alicia Fox

They lock up to start things off and Charlotte puts Foxy in the corner and Wooos. Charlotte kicks the gut of Fox but Fox tries a roll-up and then a dropkick when it doesn't work. Fox goes to the top rope but Charlotte pulls her off! Charlotte hits Natural Selection for the win.

Winner: Charlotte

Charlotte motions for Sasha Banks, who was on commentary, to come get some. Sasha comes to the ring but Dana Brookes blindsides her from behind. Charlotte locks in the Figure 8 and then drops it to a Figure 4 and won't release the hold. Refs come out to break it up but Charlotte still won't release the hold. She FINALLY breaks it after a long time.

Rusev vs. Roman Reigns

Roman immediately goes on the attack but Rusev fights back with right hands and stomps in the corner. Rusev throw Roman into another corner but Roman comes out with a huge boot. Roman hits a drive-by. Rusev shoves Roman into the steel post. The match hasn't even technically started yet. We go to commercial.

We return and Rusev is in control of Roman. During the break Rusev slammed Roman's arm into the steel post and now he's focusing on it. Rusev elbows the head of Roman. Rusev locks in a side headlock but Roman fights out and hits a Samoan Drop. Roman hits some clotheslines on Rusev and a leaping clothesline. Rusev throws Roman over the top rope and his arm hits the steel stairs. Rusev goes out and slams Roman's arm into the steel stairs. He puts Roman's arm on the stairs and stomps away at it. Rusev throws Roman hard into the stairs. Rusev stomps the arm of Roman on the stairs again. Rusev grabs his title and tries to hit Reigns with it but Roman fights back with his good arm. Rusev throws Roman into the barricade as we go back to commercial.

We return to Raw and Rusev is taunting the crowd on the mic. He gets back into the ring and beats down the arm of Roman then locks in a headlock. Rusev with a shoulder tackle that runs through Roman Reigns. Rusev puts Roman on the top turnbuckle but Roman fights back. Roman hits a clothesline off the top rope. Roman puts Rusev in the corner and hits 10 corner clotheslines and plants Rusev. 2 count! Roman signals the Superman Punch but Rusev catches the bad arm and then hits a spinning heel kick! Flying headbutt from Rusev! 2 count! Anther flying headbutt from Rusev for another 2 count. ANOTHER headbutt and another 2 count. Rusev tries for another headbutt but Roman rolled out of the way this time! Both men exchange hands. Roman with a barrage of right hands and then clotheslined Rusev out of the ring. Roman goes for a Superman Punch but gets kicked in the ribs! Rusev signals the Superkick but runs into the Superman Punch! 1-2-NO Rusev kicks out! Roman goes for the spear but gets kicked in the head! 1-2-NO Roman kicks out! Rusev is livid! He can't believe it! Rusev signals the Accolade! He kicks Roman in the spine but Roman fights it and slides out. Roman goes for another Superman punch but Rusev cuts him off at the waste and locks in the Accolade! Roman is in ton of pain but makes it to the ropes after what feels like minutes. Both men get up and Roman ducks a clothesline and hits a spear! 1-2-3 this one is over.

Winner: Roman Reigns

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