RAW Results July 20, 2015
From Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Recap of the WWE WHC at Battleground. Counting off Rollins' 13 trips to Suplex City, and then GONG! Taker was there, and took out Brock Lesnar!
The GONG, that iconic music, the lightening strikes, thunder claps, and out comes the Deadman, hat on and head tipped down, leather trench, and he heads to the ring through the blue light. Fire erupting over and over on stage, and Taker climbs the stairs, and raises the lights. Taker into the ring to wild response from the fans.
"Undertaker!" chants fill the arena, if a bit off from each other.
Taker just stares, then growls into the mic.
Taker – I stand here tonight a relentless, remorseless, cold-blooded, vengeful grim reaper. Streaks are made to be broken. That is the painful truth, but Lesnar, you had to continuously, week, after week, month after month, remind everyone of your greatest accomplishment. Now, I say, enough! You have taken what once was smoldering ashes, and turned it into a raging inferno. Last night was my true resurrection. (pop) You see Lesnar, you can't kill what won't die. Unleashed forces will now set our careers toward new destinies. And I will challenge your mortality. I will conquer what has yet to be conquered. In the end, just like all living things, be it man, or beast, you will rest in peace!
Trip – I haven't seen that look in his eyes in a long time. It's the greatest thing ever.
Steph – I know.
Trip – It's the main event could drop right in our laps SummerSlam is going to be epic. This is bigger than the last time they did it, Brock Lesnar vs Taker at SummerSlam? This is going to be huge.
Steph – It is, I'm going to call marketing right now, and get the marketing ball rolling, right?
Trip – I'm going to call Heyman. If Brock is here, it could be in jeopardy, we can't have the two of them in the building, who knows what might happen. I'm going to tell them they don't need to come in. They got what they want at SummerSlam, they have no reason to come in here.
Steph – Yeah.
Cole talks about Trip and Steph getting on this, and what will go down at SummerSlam between Brock Lesnar and Taker. JBL is pumped for this, and Byron is talking it up big time.
Charlotte vs Brie
Team BAD are at announce, all in ring gear. Video recap of the high points of Steph bringing up the NXT Divas. Charlotte out with Paige and Becky Lynch in tow. Video of Charlotte with Ric backstage after her match at Battleground last night. Brie out with Nikki and Fox in tow. JBL asks if Naomi and Tamina are part of the problem, as they were around before, and didn't help Paige.
Side headlock on Charlotte who cannot push out. Brie keeps the hold on hard, and flips Charlotte to the mat, keeping the hold on. Charlotte rolls her up for two down on the mat.
Charlotte pushes off, but takes a shoulder block from Brie. Pie face to Charlotte who shoulder blocks Brie down. Brie rolls from the ring. 'Woooooo!' Charlotte flies out, but Brie moves and Charlotte hits the floor.
Arm bar with a leg around Charlotte's neck, from Brie keeping Charlotte down. Charlotte free and kicked to the back, then the chest. "NO!" kicks to Charlotte's chest, as the fans dubs it. Brie gets two for it.
Charlotte's arm pinned behind Brie's knee, then a chinlock, but Charlotte reverses for two.
Brie takes Charlotte down for two.
Chinlock on Charlotte who stands up with Brie on her back. Brie slammed into a corner a couple times. Charlotte eats Brie's feet, then eats a missile drop kick for two!
Brie is back to holding her middle, as she did a lot last night at Battleground. Charlotte catches Brie's kick, stands up, spins her around and lands Flair chops to her chest. Neck breaker on Brie for two.
Charlotte with Brie's ankle, but Nikki on the apron. Nikki kicked off the apron. Charlotte ducks Brie, then tackles her. Charlotte with the figure 8 on Brie who taps out.
Winner – Charlotte (9:02)
Lynch and Paige in to celebrate with Charlotte. Hugs then posing. Video recap of the high points of the match, into the figure 8. The three have their pinkies locked, arms wrapped around each other in the ring.
Taker vs Brock Lesnar confirmed for SummerSlam.
Trip (on his cell) – Right, it's already done, Brock Lesnar versus Taker at SummerSlam. It's what Brock would want. Paul, I understand that, but it is also the most financially attractive option you could have, so I know it is what you want. (Miz clears his throat)
Miz – I'd like to speak to you for a moment.
Trip (on his cell) – I don't care what Brock Lesnar is insisting upon. I'm not going to allow this to erupt. I'm not going to allow this match to get destroyed. Paul, tell your client not to come here tonight, take a well deserved night off. Paul! Paul! Paul, shut up! You tell your client Brock Lesnar, do not come here tonight. Thank you.
Miz – Did you see what Big Show did to me last night? Did you? Did you see it? He, unprovoked, mind you, and he knocked me out. This, this, do you have any idea how valuable this is to your company? I'm the host of Tough Talk.
Trip (on his cell) – Come to my office right now. Thank you.
Miz – This, are you listening to me?
Trip – No, I'm not listening to you, and frankly, I don't care. Tonight, you're going to go one on one with Big Show.
Miz – No! No! That's not what I want.
Trip – It's not what you want, but it's what you're going to get. Now, get out of my office, Obi-Wan.
Miz – Come on!
Trip dials another call as Miz leaves.
Prime Time Players vs Los Matadores
Prime Time Players to the ring, swaying and smiling. Los Matadores are already in the ring with El Torito.
A lot of chasing of Young by Diego. Arm bar on Diego, then free and lands on the mat with a clothesline, then Young lands bum first on Diego. Shoulder to young from the apron, then off the ropes into an elbow, but then Young into the ropes and Diego lands on him, sliding from the ring. Fernando takes the tag during the move, and gets two on Young.
Diego tags back in and they double team Young for two.
Fernando tags in, they double team Young again, and another two on Young.
Head butts from Young, but Fernando on him in a corner. Young reverses a whip, and then lands a belly-to-belly throw on Fernando. O'Neil tags in and all over Los Matadores – both of them! The fans love O'Neil, barks with him, then he splashes Diego. Fernando in and out again. Young works him over on the apron.
New Day's music hits, they come out telling that they're there to congratulate.
Back cracker on O'Neil for three.
Winners – Los Matadores (4:04)
New Day sway together on the ramp, mocking Prime Time Players, all the while wearing matching jogging suits.
JBL yells at Byron for being a hater, and Cole talks up Reigns vs Harper later. Cena, Orton, and Cesaro face Owens, Sheamus and Rusev tonight.
Miz vs Big Show
Miz in the ring. Big Show out to face him.
The bell rings, and Miz flees the ring. Big Show brings in Miz the hard way, then the biggest hip toss I've ever seen. Miz acts to flee, but then on Big Show with stomps. Big Show slams Miz down, then a slap to his chest in a corner. Big Show lifts Miz, then slams him to the mat. Big Show lifts Miz again, by his face, and slams him to the mat. Big Show on the second ropes and drops the worst elbow ever for three.
Winner – Big Show (1:27)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Big Show looks down at Miz on the mat
Big Show – (To the ref.) Move out of the way. (To Miz.) What was it you said last night? 'Big Show's been missing since the Attitude Era?' Huh? Am I missing now? (kicks Miz in the side) Can you feel me? (kicks Miz again) Am I missing now? (more kicks to Miz) I'm right in your face. (and another kick to Miz) Only thing missing is Ryback with my IC Championship. (heat)
"Feed me more!" chants, and Big Show bops his head to it.
Big Show – That's exactly what I'm gonna do! I'm gonna feed Ryback my fist, and take my IC Championship. I don't care if it's on Raw, if it's on Smackdown, I'll take that Championship from you. Tonight I'll make a special appearance on Tough Enough, and I'll take it from you there. I'm gonna go down there, and all those little male wannabe Superstars, and I'll see if they're tough enough to stand up against this. (Big Show means his fist that he's holding out.)
Talking to some artist who has a canvas with some of Cena's face, and many of his logos from his t-shirts, cut into the pic.
Steph – This is amazing, you think you can do one of those for the main event at SummerSlam? Brock Lesnar versus Taker?
Artist – I'd absolutely love to do that.
Steph – Yeah? I think we should!
Trip – Paul! Heyman!
Heyman can be seen talking to someone, Trip and Steph advance on him.
Steph – What are you doing here?
Heyman – You gave my client the night off. He does accept the main event at SummerSlam, I'm just an advocate. I just want to deliver Brock Lesnar's report, and I'm out of here. Is that okay?
Trip – Yeah, that's okay.
Heyman – Thank you very much.
Heyman scurries off like the rat he is, and Trip turns to look at Steph.
Steph – I don't trust him as far as I can throw him.
Trip – And that's not very far. We're going to need more security.
Steph – And about half the locker room.
Trip – Damn it!
They walk off together.
The locker room is gathered, Steph and Trip at the front.
Steph – Alright everyone. LISTEN UP! Thank you. We have a vested interested protecting our epic main event at SummerSlam. The returning Undertaker against the man who broke his Streak WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar.
Trip – I know you've all seen that Taker is here tonight. If I have to guess, Lesnar is on his way. WE are not going to let those two destroy each other here tonight. SummerSlam depends on it, which means we're depending on it. Which means your livelihood depends on it.
Everyone starts mumbling to each other about this.
Trip – GUYS! Hey! Listen! I understand I'm asking you to stand between the Deadman and The Beast, but there's strength in numbers, besides, we are not asking you, we are telling you.
More mumbling between each other. Trip and Steph leave the little stage they're on as everyone keeps talking.
In Ring Segment
Lilian announces Heyman who is already in the ring.
Heyman – Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for The Beast, the man who should be the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE WHC, Brock Lesnar. So why, why isn't Brock Lesnar the WWE WHC? Is it because, last night at Battleground, Seth Rollins out-wrestled Brock Lesnar? No. Is it because last night Seth Rollins out-fought Brock Lesnar? No. Is it because last night Seth Rollins could survive his trip to Suplex City? No. Is it because last night Seth Rollins beat Brock Lesnar? Pinned Brock Lesnar? Tapped Brock Lesnar out? Is it because Seth Rollins kicked out of an F5? No! My client, Brock Lesnar, is not the WWE WHC because of the demonic resurrection of the Undertaker! Now, for those of you who subscribe to the WWE Network, you witnessed history, because for the first time since April 6, 2014, Brock Lesnar went face to face with Taker, and why is that date so significant, because, on that night,my client, Brock Lesnar conquered Taker's Undefeated Streak at WrestleMania! (heat) Yeah, I know that bothers you, but it doesn't bother you half as much as it pisses off Taker! You think about that fact, the fact of how long Taker waited to exact his revenge on Brock Lesnar. 369 days since WrestleMania XXX, and I sit here every single day of my life, and of course I brag about that fact, it was the single greatest professional accomplishment of Brock Lesnar's career. Why wouldn't I brand my client with that? Why wouldn't I brag about that historical fact, day after day, week after week, month after month, why wouldn't I? You think about every single man who tried to conquer that Streak. A listers. Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Ric Flair, Edge, Batista, Orton, and they all failed in their task. My client, Brock Lesnar did not fail. My client, Brock Lesnar succeeded. So now, now what happens? Taker decides to come back for revenge, and my god, a violent retribution, must face a most capable avenger, because Taker, who is larger than death, has decided now to strike Brock Lesnar, because Brock Lesnar ripped from Taker his greatest claim to fame, the Undefeated Streak, and now Taker took from Brock Lesnar, what means most to my client, the right to be WWE WHC. So now it comes to this, SummerSlam 2015, The Phenom, The Badass, The Undertaker, versus, The Beast, The Conqueror, Brock Lesnar! And since Taker wants to make this personal, allow me, my client Brock Lesnar, conquered YOUR Undefeated Streak at WrestleMania. My client, Brock Lesnar, conquered YOUR Undefeated Streak at WrestleMania. You sold your soul to the devil to exact revenge on Brock Lesnar, because my client, Brock Lesnar conquered YOUR Undefeated Streak at WrestleMania. You can sell your soul to the Devil, but your ass belongs to Brock Lesnar!
Heyman face slides off in shock. He looks terrified, and for good reason.
Lights go out.
Lights come back up, and Taker is in the ring, in the exact same pose, exact same position he was in last night when he appeared in the ring with Heyman's client, Brock Lesnar! Heyman begs off mic that he's just the advocate! Heyman is backed into a corner, sliding down as Taker's looms over him.
Brock Lesnar's music hits, and he comes RUNNING down the ramp and to the ring. As he runs down, Cole can be heard saying, "Oh my god guys, I'm getting outta here!" JBL says, "I'm getting outta here too!" Head sets can be heard hitting announce as all of them flee the table in fear.
Brock slides into the ring, but Taker blocks Brock's first blow, lands his own right. Taker blocks Brock's next blow, and lands another right. Brock backs off, then tackles Taker to the mat. Brock throws the weakest looking fake blows I've ever seen in my life. I know Brock and Taker are friends, and Brock had to feel bad about concussing Taker in their last match, but this is Brock Lesnar, and he should at least make it look like he's actually hitting Taker, not pulling the lame punches he's actually throwing. Taker rolls Brock over, landing his own blows, and actually landing his blows.
Someone can be seen on stage in silhouette, then it's clear that it's Trip, and he's calling for help. About a dozen guys in black pants and black shirts, security, rush down the ramp and into the ring to separate Brock and Taker. Of course they manage it, but in true professional wrestling fashion, Brock breaks free and rushes across the ring at Taker. They throw punches over the group of really short security guards. They gather Brock back into his corner, but Taker takes out all of the guys holding him, and rushes forward as Brock punches all of his little security guards out as well. Brock tackles Taker, and Trip calls for more help.
The first guy to the ring is Viktor, followed by Konnor. Then it's Jimmy Uso, Fandango, Henry, Los Matadores, Axelmania, Bo, O'Neil, Sandow, Slater, Woods, Kofi, Big E, Swagger, Cesaro, Barrett, Rusev, Lucha Dragons, Young, Rose, R-Truth, Ryder, Owens, Sheamus. They are all in the ring all over Brock and Taker. They are able to pull them apart. Trip can be seen on the apron pushing Brock's head down, as more security get back into the ring to help. Trip manages to get Brock out of the ring, but there's no one to contain him there, so he runs around the outside of the ring, and up on the apron next to Taker. Taker is throwing all punches he can at Brock who is doing the same. Owens, Slater, Bo, Kofi, Big E, Woods, and R-Truth are outside trying to pull Brock off the apron, as Uso, Young, Lucha Dragons, Ryder, Henry and others are pulling on Taker. Young beats punches down on Brock's hands as he won't let go of the top rope. Even Brad Maddox (I think) is out there helping with Brock! Trip up on a corner yelling at them to get him (Brock) out of there!
"Let them fight!" chants grow as Trip yells more at them to get him out!
Of course Brock breaks free, gets back in the ring, and dives over the pile to get to Taker again. Everyone rushes the ring again, and gets Brock out, again. R-Truth, Rusev, and Owens basically carry Brock back to a barricade!
"This is awesome!" chants.
Half the guys slowly start moving Brock back, Trip is still trying to delegate authority from the apron. And, then, of course, Taker breaks free and is diving at Brock.
Brock (yelling off mic) - I will kill you!
Trip (yelling off mic) – You're gonna have to!
Brock is getting backed up the ramp then around in front of the stage. Taker, but the ring, eyes bugging out, as only Taker's can. His group of wrestlers escort Taker toward the ramp, but they aren't dragging him, the way they did Brock.
You know the fight didn't end out at the ring. The same group escorting Brock, but then there's Taker, and Brock dives at him. They drag Brock away, and hold Taker. Then Brock breaks free, flips a table and dives over the top of everyone. With a great, and not at all prepared ahead of time for this, camera shot of what looks like Taker and Brock holding each other in front facelocks. They back Brock off and Taker is reaching for Brock, clawing to get at Brock. Even Trip has a hold of Taker when he broke free. One punch from Taker – no clue who took it – and Brock and Taker tumble to the floor. Taker has Brock in a front headlock of some sort as Brock is throwing punches. Brock is pulled back, but still on the floor throwing punches. O'Neil yells at them to hold him (Brock) back.
Brock (yelling) - I will kill you!
A group of men in light blue, well pressed uniform shirts with badges on the front back Brock off, as Brock tells them very clearly not to touch him. Brock takes off his Suplex City shirt and they all freak out that the purple skinned blond guy is going to snap.
R-Truth – Guy's leave him alone. Stand back guys, leave him alone. You good Brock? You good Brock?
They put zip-ties on his wrists as Brock tells them over and over not to touch him. He takes the zip cuffs, but when they put their hands on him to guide him away, he is very pissy in telling them that he told them not to touch him. R-Truth follows behind to make sure Brock doesn't hurt anyone.
Recap of the Attitude Era fight between Brock and Taker.
Trip – I'm not gonna press charges, I'm just gonna let him cool off for a bit. SummerSlam is still in tact.
Steph's eyes are bugging out of her head.
Rollins – That was the craziest thing I have ever seen! What a fight! You really kick them out of the building, are they both gone?
Trip – They're gone.
Rollins – Damn! You know, I actually had a lot I wanted to say to both Brock and Taker. Probably good thing they're gone, I would have lost my temper. I have a lot to get off my chest. You guys mind, I go out and address the WWE Universe.
Trip – Feel free.
Steph – All yours.
They talk about Taker costing Brock the match at Battleground. Stills of Harper attacking Reigns last night, costing him the match against Wyatt.
Wyatt – I am never alone. My family stands by my side, because they know I'm more than just a man. They know I'm more than just flesh and blood, I am an enigma. And the revolution that sees with this era of lies, that see Roman Reigns. You chose him. Annointed him. Now, y'all gonna burn for it.
Harper – This is just the beginning Roman, it will never stop. Brick by brick, piece by piece, until there is nothing left.
Wyatt – Tonight we are continuing to fix the mistake. Anyone but you Roman, anyone but you.
Harper vs Reigns
Wyatt and Harper to the ring through the fireflies. Reigns out to face Harper as Wyatt sits up on a corner behind Harper. But then Ambrose's music hits, and out he comes to be in his buddy's corner. Wyatt and Harper leave the ring. Ambrose and Reigns bump fists through then ropes.
JBL says Wyatt takes Byron's chair from him to sit next to announce. In the ring, they lock up and muscle all over the ring, finally breaking when neither are really in a corner. "Let's go Roman!" chants. A huge right to Harper, then another. Reigns up on Harper with a couple blows in the corner, and Wyatt to his feet in worry. Harper comes out into a big clothesline after ten blows. Reigns stomps Harper in a corner, but Harper with a blow to Reigns' throat. Reigns whipped, comes out with a clothesline and Harper rolls out. Reigns paces in the ring. Wyatt yells at Harper who rolls back in. Harper seethes at Reigns. They lock up, Reigns backed into a corner, takes a chop, then another. An upper cut to Reigns's upper arm! Rights to Harper's face in a corner. Harper whipped, then Reigns on him, but that right arm is hurting Reigns. Harper yells, grabs Reigns, taunts Ambrose, then Reigns reverses into a HUGE suplex on Harper who rolls out.
Chinlock on Reigns on the mat in the center of the ring. Reigns up, elbows free, but then flips Reigns with that bad left arm. Harper with a hammer lock on Reigns, attacking that left arm. Reigns to his feet, blows on Harper, but then Harper sends Reigns out through the ropes. Reigns screams as he lands on that injured left arm. Reigns back in before ten, but Harper all over Reigns' left arm. Harper kicks the rope up into Reigns' arm. Reigns fights back with rights, then lifts Harper, falls back in a suplex on Harper. Harper out, Reigns leans, and Harper slams that left arm into the post. Harper in over the top rope to land on Reigns. Back on that arm, and a facelock on Reigns on the mat. Harper uses his other arm to push on that left arm. Reigns sits up into what is almost a sleeper hold. The fans clap for Reigns who gets to his feet, gets a right elbow into Harper's face, then a right fist. Harper comes back, but then Reigns moves and Harper flies over the top and out of the ring. Wyatt yells at Harper who rolls back in. Reigns kicks at Harper over and over, hitting his gut and face. Rights to Harper, then a huge clothesline, all using only his right arm. Harper whipped, moves, and Reigns stops. One armed Samoan drop on Harper. Ambrose beats the apron. Reigns out, so Wyatt up and in his face. A right to Wyatt, then a double drive by on Harper and Wyatt! Reigns sets up, but Wyatt pulls him from the ring.
Winner – Reigns via DQ (13:11)
Wyatt on Reigns, so Ambrose takes Wyatt down. Harper stomps Reigns, so Ambrose is there, sending Harper into the barricade, but the number are too much, and Ambrose is launched into the time keeper's area. Wyatt back to work on Reigns, then rolls him into the ring. Harper locks on a hold, wrenching Reigns' arm back, Wyatt kicks at Reigns in the hold. Ambrose back in, pushed into the ropes, comes back out with a huge clothesline on Harper. Wyatt grabs Ambrose for Sister Abigail, but Reigns with a superman punch on Wyatt.
Reigns and Ambrose stand strong in the ring as Wyatt and Harper retreat through the stands.
Rollins heading for the ring.
Recap of the WWE WHC match at Battleground.
In Ring Segment
Rollins to the ring to solid heat, all smiles.
Rollins – Well it's good to see you too, Kansas City, but I have to ask you a question. How does it feel to be wrong about Rollins again? Don't tell me you didn't buy into Heyman BS propaganda like the rest of the WWE Universe did. I see you in your Suplex City shirts on. How you cheered when Brock took an ax to my $55,000 Caddy. When he put J&J out of commission, and how he put that big piece of crap Kane out by smashing his ankles with the steps. You thought Rollins is all alone. Rollins has punched a one-way ticket to Suplex City, he will be lucky to come out alive, never mind with his WWE WHC. You were wrong again, still alive, and your reigning WWE WHC! (heat) There's no question Brock Lesnar is the most vicious Superstar in the history of the WWE. His path of destruction is Henry, Big Show, and dismantled John Cena, and conquered Taker's Streak. I don't give a damn about Brock Lesnar. I'm the WWE WHC and the most underappreciated Champion in the history of the industry. I stood toe to toe with the beast, and I'm still here, but you disrespect me like you always have. You will never understand what I always have to go through to keep this around my waist. Everything I've done in my life is to be the Champion.
Rollins – Since I won this at WrestleMania, I have faced every challenge that's been put in front of me and have walked away with my title, and you can talk about the means, but it's the end that matters, because I'm the end all, be all of champions in this industry. (heat) Brock Lesnar's past caught up to him in a big way last night, if he'd had half the brains I did when he saw the look in Taker's eyes. ("What?") Play with fire Brock, and you're gonna get burned. ("What?") I can't help but feel like I was robbed last night, but Brock Lesnar and Taker, but I can't rectify that on my own, I need a little help, so, if I could please, Lilian Garcia, would you make your way into the ring, please? Please?
Lilian to the ring, and in.
Rollins – Lilian, one thing was missing from the match last night, and I think we need to give that to these people. I think we need to make the announcement that should have been made after my title match at Battleground, so if you would, the floor is yours.
Lilian – Ladies and gentlemen, your winner by DQ...
Rollins – Due to outside interference by Taker.
Lilian – Brock Lesnar! But still, your WWE WHC, Seth Rollins.
Serious heat for Rollins who poses with his strap, but then Cena's music hits, and he gets as much heat. Cena points out on the stage that they are singing the song. He shows off his towel, then runs to the ring. Rollins doesn't look impressed, but Cena laughs at the heat.
Cena – Lilian, thank you so much, but I've decided you no longer have to put up with his crap.
Lilian thanks Cena, off mic, then leaves the ring with a smile on her face.
Cena – As a matter of fact, all of you no longer have to put up with his crap, because that's all there is.
Rollins – John Cena, ladies and gentlemen. John, I don't know what you're doing out here. None of my business concerns you, nothing I do concerns you, but since you're out here, congratulations, big win over Ken Owens at Battleground. Fine job carving out a nice little niche for yourself and your US Open Challenges. That's probably why you're out here, I've said my piece, the ring is yours. Congratulations, do your thing.
Cena – No, no, Seth, stay, I'm no just out here to stop another one of your boring monologues, I'm actually out here to thank you. See, we became Champion in the same night, and whenever anyone sees this (his US Championship), regardless of who accepts this little challenge you spoke of, they know they see excellence, from challenger and from Champion. Quite frankly, if not for you, that might not have happened. So, thank you Seth Rollins for being such a conniving, slimy, weasel-faced, sellout, suck up, poor excuse for a Champion! Around these parts, actions speak louder than words, and each time your out here, you make people loose faith in that (WWE WHC), and gain respect in this (raises the US Championship). (pop) Thanks, chief, I owe you one.
Rollins – Oh, shut up! Shut up! Shut your mouths! You don't even know what you're chanting for, alright! John, you come out here and act like it's some sort of symbol of excellence when you defend it against any Joe Schmoe who walks down that ramp, it's somehow gaining recognition, somehow gaining some sort of respect, but anyone who wants a shot at my title has to earn it, alright? You come out here, interrupting me, talking about your title, thanking me. Don't talk to me like a boy, I'm the WHC. You defending that title every week has nothing to do with the title, it has to do with you and placating these people, because you can't stand that they hate your guts!
Cena smiles as wide as he can without showing his teeth, then gives a huge nod to that.
Rollins – You don't care if the Universe loves or hates you. You can hold your little title, and have your little challenge, and I'm going to go on being The Champion in WWE.
Rollins slams his mic into Cena's chest and leaves the ring.
Cena – Do like you always do Mr. Rollins, walk away from every single challenge that you've had since you've been the so-called Champ! (pop) I'm right here, The Champ is right here! (more pop) And these people do matter, by the way. It's not the Title that makes the man, it's the man that makes the Title!
Cena holds his strap high as Rollins gets back into the ring.
Cena – You don't wanna be a boy? Fine! As a man, I'll tell you to your face, I think you're a joke! You ready to man-up, partnah? (Cena's Boston accent came out on the last word, and he clearly dropped the R we seem to loath up in New England.)
Cena throws the mic back, it bounces on the mat, then out of the ring toward announce – not toward the fans, not at all dangerous to anyone who isn't employed by the WWE. Cena steps up, removes his hat, then shirt. Off comes Rollins' shirt, and he steps up, talking smack off mic at Cena, looking like he's ready to fight, garnering solid pop from the fans, then Rollins drops to the mat and rolls out. Rollins grabs his strap and stands on the bottom of the ramp, a huge smile at Cena, getting huge heat from the fans.
Cena – WWE Champion, Seth Rollins. WWE Universe, the Champ is here!
Cena raises his strap high in the ring with both hands. Rollins holds his strap high with one hand on the stage.
Recap of Steph revolutionizing the Divas Division in one segment last week.
Paige & Becky Lynch vs Naomi & Sasha Banks
Team Bella are on announce. Paige leads Becky and Charlotte to the ring. They yell smack out at Team Bella. Naomi and Sasha out with Tamina.
Sasha and Becky lock up, Becky into a corner. Clean break. Sasha bows at Becky. Becky out, they lock up and Sasha tossed off. Arm drags on Sasha, and keeps her on the mat with the arm bar. Becky backed into the heel corner by her hair. Naomi tags in with serious punches and blows on Becky until the ref pulls her off. Becky slammed to the mat for two, then back bended out of the pinfall.
Drop kick to Naomi, then leg drops all over Naomi's head for two.
Chinlock on Naomi, and Paige tags in. Paige takes Naomi down with one swipe. Paige uses her whole body to trip Naomi, then kicks her in the head for two.
Naomi slams Paige into the heel corner, Sasha tags in and on Paige, but Paige catches the crossbody, then lands a fall-away slam. Becky tags in, bounces off the bottom rope and kicks Sasha in the face in the corner. Naomi distracts Becky and Sasha takes her down for two.
Naomi slams Becky to the mat. Naomi pins with a foot for one.
Naomi slams Becky to the mat for two.
Fox talks about how they have sacrificed, and are winners for it. Front facelock on Becky on the mat from Naomi. Naomi wrenches it on hard, and keeps Becky down for a bit. Becky muscles up. Becky off the ropes into a spinning elbow for two.
Sasha tags in, kicking Becky in the guts, over and over, in the corner. "Let's go Becky!" chants. Snap mare on Becky, then Sasha off the ropes with a bitch slap on Becky for two.
Sasha taunts Paige, but then Becky sent into the heel corner as the ref deals with Paige trying to come into the ring. Naomi tags in and they double team Becky. Naomi stands over Becky reaching for Paige. Naomi grabs Becky, takes some blows, but Naomi with her own blows. Becky off the ropes into a side leg kick for two.
Sasha tags in, pulls Becky up, arms crossed over her own chest, and into a back stabber by Sasha. Sasha keeps Becky's arms crossed over her boobs on the mat. Up and Sasha telegraphs, is kicked for it. Becky almost tags out, pulled back, but gets free again. Sasha stops her, but Becky gets there. Paige gets the hot tag to serious pop. Short clotheslines on Naomi, then a drop kick. Paige with a high running knee on Naomi in a corner, then head butt. 'This is my house!' yells Paige, then locks the PTO on Naomi, but Sasha with a drop kick to Paige's arm. Paige tosses Sasha out, then knocks Tamina off the apron. Naomi hangs Paige up in the ropes. Sasha tags in. Back cracker into the bank statement. Paige tries to hold out, but ends up tapping to stop the pain.
Winners – Sasha Banks & Naomi (12:44)
Video recap of the high points of the match. The winners celebrate in the ring.
The Tough Enough judges were asked if Jake Gyllenhaal, or his character (not sure which), in Southpaw, is Tough Enough. He didn't know how to box, but had to learn for this movie. Billy, Booker, and Lita all talk about Gyllenhaal's training for the movie, but it was still just a movie. Billy said he could see Gyllenhaal fighting for real after seeing that movie.
Team BAD versus Team Bella on Smackdown this week. They go to video of Brock and Taker trying to destroy each other, and everything between them, including much of the WWE locker room.
Recap from two weeks ago when Rusev took it all out on Ziggler.
Renee – Lana, it's been two weeks since Ziggler suffered a severely bruised trachea, do you have any medical update for us?
Lana – Ziggler is still recovering at home, but the doctors have assured us that there's no permanent damage to his windpipe. So this is great news, and he's finally talking, so now we're just waiting for him to be medically cleared.
Lana's smile drops as someone else starts stepping up toward them, but even more than her smile, you can see the change in her eyes that there's someone there she doesn't want to see. Lana says something in Russian, and the camera pans to show Summer Rae in a black satin suit, jacket closed with one gold and black button, over a black with gold lace corset that's quite padded to make her tatas look bigger than they are. Summer Rae's hair is up in a Lana bun, the only difference being that Summer Rae has long bangs swept to the right, making it all look less harsh. Also, Summer Rae is wearing almost the exact same shade of red lipstick, but her lips are thinner, so her lips don't look luscious, the way Lana's did wearing the same.
Summer Rae – Do you like it?
Summer Rae steps up to the other two blondes. Renee steps out of the scene, and Summer Rae steps closer to Lana, looking down her nose at Lana. Lana touches her mouth, Summer Rae mirrors her movement.
Summer Rae - I know, right, speechless. I feel that it makes me look smarter. No, more dangerous. And Rusev likes it so much that I'm going to keep it.
Rusev steps up behind Lana, only looking at Summer Rae.
Rusev – You look beautiful. (Rusev then speaks in Russian before switching back to English.) Angel-like. But my actions are better than my words.
Rusev and Summer Rae kiss, Lana looks about to cry, but holds it in.
Rusev – I must go for my match now. Lana, you don't look too good, you look tired. Maybe you need rest.
Rusev reaches to brush the back of his fingers against Lana's cheek, but she pushes his hand away. Rusev walks away laughing.
Summer Rae steps up to Lana tentatively, almost nervously.
Summer Rae – Lana...
Summer Rae bitch slaps Lana before walking away.
In Ring Segment
Cesaro to the ring. Orton out to tag with him.
John Cena & Randy Orton & Cesaro vs Kevin Owens & Rusev & Sheamus
Cena to the ring to join Cesaro and Orton. Owens to the bottom of the ramp to wait. Rusev out to the stage, then motions for Summer Rae to join him heading to the ring. Rusev and Summer Rae wait with Owens for Sheamus who comes out to join them.
Cena starts with Owens. Owens steps up, they circle, then Owens tags Rusev into the match to heat from the fans. Side headlock on Rusev. Shoulder block drops Rusev. The second time Rusev catches Cena and lands a fall-away slam. Rusev stomps Cena to "USA!" chants. Owens tags in and stomps the heck out of Cena on the mat. 'Who's the man now?' yells Owens. Owens trying for his pop-up, but Cena lands on his feet and locks on the STF. Owens to the ropes and comes back with a DDT on Cena. Cena sitting in the corner, but moves for the cannonball. Sheamus and Cesaro tag in. Cesaro off the top onto Sheamus, then upper cuts in a corner, and sets up Sheamus for the swing. Superkick from Owens ends that idea.
Facelock on Cesaro on the mat by Sheamus. Cesaro struggles to muscle up, but Sheamus keeps shaking him like a toy. Cesaro up, and powers Sheamus into a suplex as if it was nothing, with no help. Owens tags in, and Cesaro all over him. Rusev knocked off the apron, and Owens able to tag out. Sheamus all over Cesaro with running high knees and blows on Cesaro. "You look stupid!" chants. Cesaro up with an upper cut, then a second. Sheamus backs Cesaro into the heel corner with a shoulder. Rusev tags in and takes a lot of blows from Cesaro, then Cesaro lifts Rusev onto his shoulder, back to the back of Cesaro's head, then slams Rusev to the mat back first. Owens tags in, but Cesaro all over him. An accidental blow from Owens on Sheamus on the apron, then Cesaro slams Owens to the mat for two.
Sheamus in, yells at Owens, takes him down, then leaves the ring. Sheamus grabs his case and leaves the match. Owens wants to tag out, but Sheamus is gone, and Rusev is being tended to by Summer Rae by the barricade. Back splash to Cesaro on the mat. Rusev wants the tag, so Owens slaps him to the chest to tag him in. They argue in the ring, so a superkick from Owens on Rusev, and leaves. Cesaro craws to his corner as Rusev shakes the cobwebs. Orton tags in with clotheslines, then his epic fast powerslam on Rusev. Blows to Rusev, then he's slammed back on the mat. Orton lifts Rusev and throws him back to the mat. Orton sets up, calls for love from the fans, and hits his 'vintage' DDT through the ropes. Orton looks to Cena, then pounds the mat. Rusev blocks the RKO, then a superkick to Orton's chin.
Lana stomps down the ramp, tunnel vision on Summer Rae. Lana removes a shoe, throws it at Summer Rae, then tackles her. Lana slams Summer Rae back against the floor, over and over, trying to rip the bun from Summer Rae's hair.
Cena in with an AA on Rusev. Big swing from Cesaro on Rusev. RKO on Rusev for three.
Winners – Cena & Orton & Cesaro (12:04)
All three celebrate in the ring as Summer Rae tends to her hair outside the ring, and the ref tends to Rusev in the corner of the ring.
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