RAW Results July 27, 2015
From Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Recap of Taker's resurrection on Battleground. Streaks are meant to be broken, but it was the way everyone was continuously reminded by that ending is why Taker is back. Of course Heyman went off about this on Raw last week, ranting, until, GONG! Heyman fled and the never-ending fight between Brock Lesnar and Taker last week on Raw.
In Ring Segment
The Authority out, Trip sans tie, shirt open at the collar, but still in his suit jacket. Steph in a short sleeveless black dress, with a more flared skirt than her normal shifts. Rollins to the ring with them.
Trip – Welcome to Monday Night Raw! It's going to be a huge night, a night of firsts, starting with a massive announcement. In a few short weeks is SummerSlam. This SummerSlam will be epic, monumental, beyond proportion, and three hours won't cut it. SummerSlam will now be a four hour monumental event!
Steph – It will feature, as the main event, a match 17 months in the making. The Grim Reaper has been resurrected, the Undertaker returns for vengeance against the man who broke the Streak they said would never be broken, by The Beast, Brock Lesnar.
Trip – As big as SummerSlam is, tonight will be epic as well. Tonight will also be a night of firsts. For the first time ever in this ring, it will be Big Show, going one on one against Lunatic Fringe, Dean Ambrose.
Steph – The former Divas Champion Paige will go one on one against the current NXT Women's Champion, The Boss, Sasha Banks.
Trip – If that's not enough, then the man who's made a bigger impact in his first few months than I've ever seen before, facing John Cena in his first match, KO, Kevin Owens, will face off for the first time against The Viper, Randy Orton.
Steph – And the Divas revolution continues when Team Bella members Alicia Fox and Nikki Bella face off against Becky Lynch and, Wooooooo, Charlotte!
Rollins – You guys are getting me all riled up, but if you're talking about first, I know a lot about firsts, being the first man to ever cash in his MITB contract in the main event of WrestleMania, where I defeated not only Brock Lesnar, but Roman Reigns in the same night! (heat) Speaking of Brock Lesnar, a little over a week ago, at Battleground, we went one on one, and I did exactly as I said I was going to do, walked in WWE WHC, and I walked out WWE WHC. (heat) To cap this night of firsts off, I think we need to involve all of you, for the first time ever, I need you to stand up and admit that I will go down as one of, if not the greatest WWE WHC of allllllll tiiiiiime! (more heat)
Cena's music hits to solid pop, but they sing him to the ring. Rollins doesn't look impressed by this. Cena grabs a mic then into the ring.
Cena – I don't mean to interrupt you (Steph and Trip), but I do mean to interrupt you (Rollins), because you're an arrogant jackass. All the HoFers who held that and you claim to be the greatest ever? I disagree, and think you're a joke. I think on a night like tonight, we need to find out who is telling the truth. Don't worry, I'm not gonna ask you (Rollins), because last week you tucked tail and ran like a yellow bellied coward. So I'm here to talk to you, Triple H, Steph, tonight is a night of first time ever! I know how you feel about me, but I know how you feel about me, but I also know how you feel about what's best for business. So, for the first time ever, we need to see if Seth Rollins can become a man! I say we have a match, Rollins versus Cena, for the WWE WHC!
Rollins – John, John, why don't you do everyone a favor, and for the first time, shut the hell up! See this isn't your little US Championship, this is THE WWE WHC! You gotta earn your opportunities at my Title...
Steph – Seth, Seth, sorry, hang on a second. I think we need to put it to the people. Ladies and gentlemen, it was deafening in here, do you want to see John Cena versus Seth Rollins for the WWE WHC?
Serious pop, into "YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Steph – Then, for the first time ever, I say...NOOOOOOO!
Steph dances the last word, wiggling her body down, but not as low as she can go.
Steph – I say no to you John Cena, and everyone around the world. No WHC match tonight, you gotta earn it.
Trip – I get that, I do, but, I think I can speak for everybody here when I say that nobody wants to see the WWE WHC defended here on Raw. (heat) But the idea is valid, so in the ring tonight it will be John Cena versus Rollins, but it will be for your US Championship. Because that's what's best for business.
The Authority and Rollins leave the ring laughing, especially Rollins who stays longer to mock Cena before leaving the ring.
JBL loves what The Authority did, but Cole and Byron were not as thrilled. Then Cole went through the great matches scheduled for Raw tonight.
Promo for Stone Cold Steve Austin newest podcast, this time with Paige!
Slam of the Week
Two weeks ago Reigns faced Sheamus and lost, because of Big Show getting involved, then Ambrose flew out on Big Show – all on Smackdown. Big Show put Ambrose and himself through announce with a chokeslam.
Ambrose vs Big Show
Miz on announce, all clapping for Ambrose going through announce. Ambrose to the ring. Big Show out to face him.
Miz is chattering on announce, his well worn red bottomed shoes on the table! Big Show with Ambrose into a corner, avoids a chest slap. Ambrose all over Big Show, but then takes a shoulder tackle. Big Show at Ambrose who pulls down the top rope. Ambrose with a baseball slide on Big Show, then flies out onto Big Show! Ambrose climbs to the top, flies out, eats a slap as he lands!
Big Show with one of Ambrose's legs high in the air, one hand on the mat. Ambrose starts untying Big Show's boot! Ambrose regroups as Big Show ties his boot and Miz complains more about Ryback's staph infection. Ambrose jumps on Big Show's back with a sleeper! Big Show drooling and fading, but then flips Ambrose to the mat. Ambrose rolls to the apron. Big Show pulls Ambrose up. Ambrose with blows, then hangs Big Show up top. Ambrose climbs, flies, is caught, then slammed to the mat face first. Big Show calls for a chokeslam. Ambrose to his feet, is caught, but reverses into a huge DDT on Big Show. Ambrose crawls around on the mat, and takes too long. Blows to Big Show on his knees. Chops and blows on Big Show, off the ropes, but caught. Ambrose elbows free, out of the ropes and into a chokeslam from Big Show for two.
Using Ambrose's belt, another chokeslam. This time Ambrose rolls out. The ref starts counting, but Ambrose back in. Superkick to Ambrose who rolls out again. Big Show out and spears Ambrose to the floor. Big Show back into the ring, the ref counts for Ambrose being outside. Ambrose back in at 9.
Big Show is annoyed. Ambrose back out through the ropes. Big Show follows Ambrose out. Big Show raises Ambrose and tosses him in over the top. Ambrose immediately kicks Big Show through the ropes. Ambrose flies out through the ropes, eating a KO punch as he goes. Big Show back in as the ref is counting Ambrose from the ring, and the match.
Winner – Big Show vs Count Out (11:25)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Big Show from the ring, looking at Ambrose flopping around against the time keeper's area. Big Show turns to walk away, but then looks back as Ambrose stands. Big Show rushes Ambrose for a spear, but Ambrose side-steps Big Show and Big Show ends up through the barricade and Ambrose is the one walking away. Video recap of Big Show through the barricade. Ambrose staggers up the ramp with a smirk, looking beaten and confused.
Fandango vs Neville
Fandango dancing in the ring. Neville out to face him.
They lock up. Push off and Fandango over and under Neville. Neville on Fandango who blocks the move and clotheslines Neville for two.
A great submission move on Neville. Neville's feet and locked back into Fandango's hips, Fandango's arms looped under Neville's arms, and Fandango's hands under Neville's chin, pulling back and up. Neville reverses it into an arm drag (somehow!), then jawbreaker. Neville all over Fandango in the ring, then flies out on Fandango. Neville sends Fandango in, then in himself to climb! Neville bounces up there, red arrow for three.
Winner – Neville (1:51)
Neville is celebrating in the ring when Stardust is on the tron applauding his win with a rolling R.
Stardust – The Man That Gravity Forgot saves the day yet again! Neville, that's the problem with the world today is (cannot understand Cody, and not even for his lisp, it's the mic work again) Everyone wants a story filled with heroes, superheroes who wine and dine with Kings and Queens, and even green hooded heroes. Nobody want to talk about the unknown, the embrace the strange that lies within the stars (can't understand Cody again) Fear not WWE Universe, I Stardust will save you from the overbearing, overprotective do-gooders. Neville, there is nothing you can do to stop me! Be. My. Hero.
Neville looks very confused by all of this.
Paige asks about the response from the fans for Charlotte and Becky Lynch, that they are bringing change at every turn and people can't get enough.
Sasha Banks come in with Naomi and Tamina. Banks says Steph did it. Naomi says it all about Team BAD.
Paige says they're dominating. Charlotte with a Wooooo at Banks.
Banks talks about how she is the NXT Women's Champion.
Paige says she was the first NXT, and two times Divas Champion. Lynch gets into it as well.
Tamina gets in Lynch's face. Then they decided to deal with it in the ring, and Team BAD leaves.
Charlotte – If Tamina and Naomi get involved, it's going to get ugly.
Paige – It already has, Charlotte.
They talk about the Divas and change to the Division.
In Ring Segment
Paige to the ring, Charlotte and Becky Lynch in tow.
Paige vs Sasha Banks
Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch arm in arm in the ring as Banks leads Team BAD to the ring.
Video of The Boss, Sasha Banks.
Paige runs up on Banks and flips her to the mat. Back up and Paige backed into a corner. Clean break, and they come out to lock up. To their knees, down low, roll through, still locked up. They roll from the ring and land, still locked. Clean break and the two teams stand tall, facing off outside the ring.
Back in and Paige bounces Banks' chest off the top rope, kicks a kneeling Banks in the chest for two, then takes her down for another two.
Paige keeps a hold of Banks' arm and pins again!
Banks into a corner, Paige all over her with back elbows, but then Banks rolls her through for two.
Kick to Paige's face, then locks Paige's hand, runs up the corner, sending her flying. Free and they both hit drop kick at the same time! They circle, Banks extends a hand, Paige won't fall for it. Paige catches the kick, slams Banks face first to the mat. Head butt on Banks for two.
Fallaway slam from Paige for two.
Arm bar on Banks, rolls Banks for two.
Banks rolls out, but Paige keeps the hold on Banks. Banks to her feet, drags Paige, but Paige keeps the hold all over Banks on the mat. Knee to Paige's gut. Running the ropes, and a back kick sends Banks out through the ropes. Paige climbs, flies out onto Team BAD! Paige rolls Banks back into the ring.
Chinlock on Paige on the mat. During the break both teams got into it, and the ref tosses out the rest of both teams. Paige gets free, but then eats a corner. Banks on the bottom rope choking Paige with a foot while talking smack. Paige across the second ropes, so Banks drops her knees onto her guts for two.
Paige choked in the second rope, then kicked in the face from the apron, but Paige is able to roll her up.
Banks comes back with her own two.
Banks uses Paige's own arms to wrench back around her own neck. Banks with a foot to the back of Paige's neck. Paige slams Banks back into a corner for a couple times, then all over Banks with knees to her face in the corner, then Paige's famous short clotheslines. Banks with a wild arm, then eats a boot. Paige kicked off, comes back with a knee on Banks for two.
Banks on the corner, uses her ankles to slam Paige in, then slams Paige in the face with her legs in the corner for two.
Banks sets Paige up for double knees, but Paige avoids it, takes Banks down on the mat in a hold. Banks to the bottom rope. A horrible back stabber, then a bank statement, and Paige taps out.
Winner – Sasha Banks (14:02)
Banks celebrates, then rolls Paige from the ring with a boot.
Renee – Please welcome the WWE WHC, Seth Rollins. Tonight you could possibly walk out as WWE WHC and potentially US Champion
Rollins – Renee, did you say potentially? Haha! Let me flip this around on you, let's flip this around. Who was it who beat Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania.
Renee – That was you, you did that.
Rollins – Who was it who stood toe to toe with The Beast and walked out with his WWE WHC?
Renee – I mean technically, you did defeat...
Rollins – Hey, enough with the semantics Renee. When you are at the top, everyone's a critic, everyone wants to tear you down. First it was, oh Seth can't win a match by himself. Ask Cesaro, Orton, Ambrose if I need help winning my matches, and now John Cena wants to challenge the validity of me, I got something for Cena. Every single month I go out and beat the best in the WWE, and John Cena defends his title in the US Open Challenge against the rest the WWE has left. I'm so sick of Cena saying the future of the WWE goes through him, well I've seen enough of John Cena, and tonight I will show Cena that the future has long past him by.
Rusev leading Summer Rae to the ring.
Cole talks up how he and Cena have been doing voice work for WWE2K16. They show that Schwarzenegger will be a playable character in the game. Video of him demanding Ambrose's clothes. Ambrose puts his cigar out on Terminator's chest.
In Ring Segment
Rusev and Summer Rae standing in the ring.
Rusev – How do you Americans say this? I am smitten. My heart wants to burst out for the woman who healed my soul. Always hot as a billion summer. A woman privilege to obey. It is man privilege to give woman gifts. So tonight, I teach all of you, so called American men, how to treat a woman.
Rusev opens a box with a really adorable brown and black hound mix puppy that Summer Rae has no idea how to lift, but manages, as she gushes at Rusev.
Rusev – Well, his name, judging by his ugly looks, by his skinny legs, that he peed on itself, and it's neutered, let's name it Dog Ziggler.
Summer Rae laughs at this, then puts the dog down. Rusev hands the dog off to someone by the ring, talking to the dog in Russian. Rusev with another box.
Rusev – It's a fish. Take it! Take the fish!
It's a headless fish, almost two feet long, and Summer Rae does as she's told with the fish.
Rusev – Hold it high. I say let's name our fish. What better way than to name a cold fish them after a very famous cold fish we all know, Lana! (heat) It is...
Lana – Shut up!
Lana comes down the ramp in her navy pinstriped suit.
Lana – It's actually a privilege for a woman to leave and not just obey, but week after week you come out here and lie about me, try to embarrass me, humiliate me, and you don't succeed. You know why? Because everyone here can see right through you. Look at her, you dress her just like me. Then you kiss her while looking at me. You're pitiful, just like your defeats, ever since you hooked up with this unoriginal, wannabe, pathetic Lana.
Summer Rae – After all the years that he's had to cuddle up with this (holding the headless fish high), he now knows what it's like to cuddle up with this (shows off her curves).
Lana laughs at Summer Rae. Summer Rae makes as if the headless fish is making fish faces at Lana, mocking her. Lana kicks Summer Rae in the leg and she goes down to her knees. Lana kicks off her ref heels. Mounts Summer Rae, who is on all fours, grabs Summer Rae's left arm in a hold, then grabs Summer Rae's bangs in her right hand, pulling her head back. Rusev is yelling at Lana to let Summer Rae go. So, Lana lets go of Summer Rae's arm, and using both hands, rubs Summer Rae's face all over the fish. Summer Rae flops around on the mat screaming. Rusev steps up at Lana and is slapped across the face by her. Lana leaves the ring laughing, her head held high. Rusev waits until Lana is far enough up the ramp, then throws the fish at her. Lana continues with her head held high. Rusev over to Summer Rae, loops her arm with his, pulls her to her feet, all the while he's yelling in Russian. Summer Rae pitches a screaming fit, jumping up and down in the ring.
Recap of the never-ending fight between Taker and Brock Lesnar last week on Raw.
Last Monday Taker returned to Raw, explained why he returned to take out Brock Lesnar. Heyman out to taunt Taker, after telling Trip and Steph that Brock wasn't in the building. That led to their never-ending fight.
Lucha Dragons vs Los Matadores
Lucha Dragons to the ring.
Los Matadores out to face them. Prime Time Players are at announce for this match.
Sin Cara and Fernando lockup, Fernando rolled up for two, then Sin Cara up for two, then Fernando up for two.
Chops on Sin Cara, reversed into a back breaker. Kalisto in and they double team for two.
Kalisto flips Fernando to the mat as O'Neil tells Young to keep practicing his line on announce. Young looks annoyed. Diego tags in and is all over Kalisto in a corner. Kalisto whipped, gets a foot up, head scissors sends Diego flying, and Young uses his line, "These guys know how to wow the crowd!" Fernando tags in and they catch a flying Sin Cara, but he sends on out, the other into a corner. Sin Cara ends up shoulder standing on the top ropes in the corner, but kicked in the gut and falls out of the ring. El Torito gets involved outside as the ref counts. Back into the ring. O'Neil asks where the Puerto Rican bullfighters came in? JBL says that it was huge until it was made illegal. O'Neil says it's a lie. JBL tells him to look it up online, Al Gore created it. They continue to argue about Puerto Rican bullfighting. Cole says, #AwfulAnnounce! Los Matadores double team Sin Cara, tagging in and out, keeping him in their corner. Fernando with an elbow drop for two.
Puerto Rico outlawed bullfighting sometime before 1913, before that, in the 1800s, bullfighting was allowed in the bigger cities of the country. (Thanks to Stacy for looking this up for me, as listening to them argue on announce left me with more questions than answers.)
Kalisto on Fernando for two.
New Day's music. A sign over Kofi about HIM being the real mega-dad of the year.
Kalisto rolls Diego up for three.
Winners – Lucha Dragons (8:06)
New Day dance by the ring as Los Matadores hold El Torito back in the ring.
Stills from Battleground when Harper attacked Reigns outside the ring. This gave Wyatt the win.
Reigns faced Harper, but Wyatt got involved, so them Ambrose got involved.
In Ring Segment
Wyatt and Harper to the ring through the fireflies.
Wyatt – I'm not a betting man, but if I was, it would be a safe bet that each of you had a family. Do you love them?
Wyatt – Do you care for them?
Wyatt – Do you hug them each and every day?
Wyatt – And tell them that this world is a wonderful paradise, and tell them that everything will be okay as long as you're together? Hahaha! I'm ashamed to be the one to tell you this children, but your Mommies and Daddies have been force feeding you lies your entire life. (heat) Your Mommies and your Daddies DO NOT LOVE YOU. (My daughter Sam is pouting for effect.) Because if they loved you, they'd tell you the truth. But the truth can be a hard pill to swallow. It can be shocking, terrifying, and the worst part is, all you have to do to find it is look our your front door. It's in your schools, your government, in your places of worship! The ones who are set to protect you are the ones you should fear the most! Just as soon, sooner you're able to realize that, the sooner you can be transcended, the sooner you can be set free! But as each and every one of you understand, freedom comes at a very, very, very hefty price. You know, a long time ago I had a pet. He wasn't anything to look at, but I loved him just the same. And this pet would give his life for me, he was loyal. The curiosity was getting the best of my pet, he wanted to know what was through the woods and over the train tracks, so one day I moved his chains, set him free, but he came right back to me, as I knew he would, but there was something different, a scar from his eye to his nose, and I knew he was changed. He never ran away again, and never left my side, but was different, he learned the world has teeth sharper than his. He learned a more valuable less on than I could teach, you need to get them before they get you. Luke Harper was a damaged man, and I did what I had to do, picked him from the dirt and fixed him like you would a broken toy, because I knew one day I'd have to set him free too so that he may learn his own truth. Don't be afraid, tell your peace, my brother.
Harper – There was a time in life where I didn't understand why a man like me existed, what my purpose in life was, or why I was here. But my family found me. He showed me the truth, and the truth is, this is all of your fault. Each and every one of you made me what I am. You shunned me. You created me, but he, Bray Wyatt saved me. He opened my eyes, made me stronger than every, and showed me my path in life. And now I know when you pray for the rain, you best be prepared for the mud. Bray Wyatt, my life for you.
Wyatt – It always comes back to family, don't it. Harper would go through hell and back for me. Hell, he already has. But Roman Reigns, I tried to warn him that this was only the beginning, and as you know, I am not a liar! Now Roman Reigns claims Dean Ambrose is his brother and he cares for Ambrose, because if he truly cared for Ambrose, he'd tell him that he's in danger! That Dean Ambrose should turn his back, walk away, and never look back, because Roman Reigns, this is your burden to bear, this is your hill to die on. I will seal your fate. Roman Reigns, we're here.
Wyatt drops to his knees and yells, off mic, "Follow the buzzards!"
In Ring Segment
Charlotte to the ring with Paige and Lynch in town.
Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs Fox & Nikki Bella
Team Bella to the ring together, all in red and black.
Nikki, with loose extensions hanging out of the back of her newly extended hair, on Lynch with and arm bar and takes her down. Lynch takes Nikki down with a sick, fast arm drag, then another! Holding Nikki and Charlotte tags in. they double team Nikki, double drop kick, then kip up. Charlotte takes Nikki down for two.
Charlotte all over Nikki in a corner, then double feet to Charlotte's chest, Nikki kicks her to the mat. Nikki tags out and hold Charlotte for Fox to come off the corner. Fox on Charlotte's arm. Charlotte cartwheels out, into a knee drop on Fox. Charlotte fends off Nikki on the apron, but takes a drop kick from Fox. Northern lights suplex and a bridging pin on Charlotte for two.
Double ax handle to Charlotte's gut from Fox, then newly tagged Nikki kicks Charlotte's legs out for two.
Charlotte throws Nikki off. Nikki with a cheap shot on Lynch. Push ups from Nikki, then hits a slingshot suplex on Charlotte for two.
Fox tags in, they double delayed suplex Charlotte for two.
A foot in Charlotte's back, Fox rolled back on the mat, Charlotte flips over on Fox, and Fox takes a knee to the face and keeps going. Lynch tags in, and is all over Fox. Beautiful snap suplex on Fox, then a t-bone suplex for two. Lynch shoulder first from Nikki, so Charlotte in with a spear. Lynch reverses on the mat, getting Fox into an arm breaker, Fox face down. Fox taps out. Called the disarmer!
Winners – Becky Lynch & Charlotte (6:15)
On Tough Enough, Patrick went home. Many thought Patrick might win it, but it's not to be. On to Big Show giving chest slaps to the boys on Tough Enough last week. This week the girls deal with Team BAD!
Split screen – Orton and Owens heading to the ring.
Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens
Orton slowly to the ring, Sheamus on announce. Owens out to face him.
Owens up in Orton's face, yelling smack up at him. Orton stays composed as he talks back at the shorter man through "RKO!" chants. Owens pushes Orton back. Orton back with blows, an upper cut, then a kick to the gut. Owens flees the ring to regroup. Owens almost in, but Orton is there. Orton out, throwing blows on Owens. Owens comes back with forearms, but then eats barricade. Blows on Orton. Orton reverses a whip into the barricade, followed by a clothesline. Owens rolled into the ring, Orton in after him. Owens holds his back and shakes the cobwebs out. Orton stomps his way around Owens. Sheamus says he doesn't care what people thinks of him, and comments on some of JBL's great haircuts. Owens takes Orton down with a clothesline, then pulls Orton up by an ear! Orton with a quick drop kick on Owens who rolls out. Orton rolls out quicker than I've ever seen, an upper cut on Owens, but then Orton eats the post. Back first into the barricade. Orton sells his pain as they go to commercial.
Facelock on Orton on the mat. Orton to his feet as Sheamus hugs his MITB case on announce. Orton up through chants of, "RKO!" Owens comes back with a clothesline, then a back senton on Orton for two.
Head butt to the back of Orton's neck. Owens yells smack down at Orton, pulls Orton up by an ear. Orton and Owens exchange blows and a knee, but Orton with a back breaker on Owens. Both on the mat holding their backs. Orton up, Owens behind him, sending Orton into a corner with a short clothesline. Orton hits the mat, so Owens slingshots off the bottom rope, landing a knee to Orton's chest for two.
Owens chokes Orton on the second rope, looking at Sheamus the whole time. Owens on Orton in a corner, whips him then another corner clothesline. Orton moves to avoid the cannonball! "Randy!" chants. Clotheslines on Owens, then that sick power slam on Owens! Owens gets an elbow in Orton's face, but Orton catches Owens and tosses him over in a suplex-esque move. Owens on the apron, but then hangs Orton up top. Orton pulled out, but it's Owens into the barricade this time. Orton pulls Owens up, but Sheamus with a brogue kick on Orton to end the mat.
Winner – Orton via DQ? (11:38)
Sheamus yells, "Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained, huh?"
Orton and Owens rolled into the ring. Cesaro is there, takes out Sheamus, then all over Owens. Upper cut to Sheamus again. Owens in. Cesaro kicks off Sheamus, then into the ring, but eats a pop-up powerbomb from Owens!
Owens paint brushing Cesaro who's flat on the mat.
Video recap of the high points of the match.
Owens up the ramp as the ref checks on Cesaro. Video recap of the pop-up powerbomb.
Renee – Please welcome the US Champion, John Cena. When you defend your US Championship against the WWE WHC Seth Rollins. Last week you called him a poor excuse for a Champion, what if Seth beats you?
Cena – It's put up or shut up time. Ever since I put my hands on this Championship, I've let everyone know this is a true symbol of excellence. In less than four months I've had over a dozen broadcast title defenses, but not one is more important tonight. As hard as I try, as much as I mean it, tonight's match with The Authority's golden boy, chosen one, the self-proclaimed future of the WWE, but more importantly, the WWE WHC. Tonight the great debate is over, either Rollins is as good as he says he and walks out with both Championships, or Cena shocks the world, and defeats, in the center of that ring, the WWE WHC, settling the argument once and for all, proving, the real Champ is here.
US Championship Match – John Cena (c) vs Seth Rollins
Cena to the ring, talking smack and showing merch the whole way out, as the fans sing with his music. A cocky Seth Rollins out to face him.
They circle, Cena reaching at Rollins, as the dueling Cena chant starts. Rollins is all smirking at Cena, then they finally lock up. Rollins on Cena's arm, into a hammer lock. Cena reverses into a side headlock. Rollins pushes off, shoulder tackle from Cena, Rollins rolls out. Rollins up and into the ring, Rollins kicks at Cena. Cena grabs Rollins awkwardly, takes him down in a side headlock. To their feet as Rollins holds back on Cena. Shoulder tackl drops Rollins. Rollins under and over Rollins, into a hip toss and Rollins down for two.
Back and forth between these two and Cena is left wallowing on the mat. Rollins all over a kneeling Cena with blows, then a knee drop to Cena's face for two.
Facelock on Cena on the mat.
Cena his feet, free of the facelock. Rollins is whipped, moves, and Cena side first into the corner. Rollins takes Cena down for two.
Rollins with a lovely snap suplex on Cena for two.
Cena is left holding his back on the mat. Rollins pulls Cena up into another lovely snap suplex for two.
Dueling Cena chants as Rollins taunts Cena, hitting him in the head, but then Cena ducks and lands a couple shoulder tackles. Rollins reverses and rolls Cena up for two.
Rollins again counters, lands an enziguri to the shoulder for two.
Rollins rushes Cena in a corner. Cena reverses on Rollins, slams him to the mat. Cena sets up, but kicked in the mouth. Cena off the corner with a tornado DDT on Rollins for two!
Cena gets Rollins up, but Rollins free and tosses Cena out. Rollins with a suicide dive on Cena outside. Cena rolled in as Rollins climbs. Knee to a standing Cena's face. Cena hits the mat and Rollins gets two for the flying knee. Video recap of the knee.
Cena catches Rollins' ankle, pulls, Rollins out of the ropes and lands on his feet. Cena gets Rollins on his shoulders, sends him face first to the mat for two.
Both slow to their feet. They exchange blows and kicks. Rollins gets the upper hand, then a knee to Cena's face – as Cena was standing. The ref checks on Cena, backs Rollins off. Cena is gushing blood, but that's not stopping Cena. Cena all over Rollins with blows. Rollins climbs, but takes a right from Cena. Blood all over the mat. Slo-mo of Rollins' knee, possible breaking Cena's nose. Rollins lifts Cena, powerbombs him into the opposite corner for two.
Both on the mat, Cena leaving blood drops on the mat. The doctor is in to check on Cena, the ref keeps Rollins back, though Rollins is yelling about it. Again, they show Rollins' knee to Cena's nose. The ref clears Cena. Body drop on Rollins who lands on his feet. Cena with his springboard stunner on Rollins. Cena gets Rollins up for the AA, but Rollins lands on his feet. A kick to Cena's face, but only gets two for it.
"This is awesome!" chants for this match! AA on Rollins for two.
Cena talks to the doc off the corner of the mat. Cena's nose really looks broken. Cena climbs, but Rollins up, superplex off the top, then Rollins up and suplexes Cena for two.
The announcers, even JBL, are wild over how great Cena is in this match. Rollins climbs, tries for a flipping backward move, but Cena moves out of the way. Cena locks on the STFU. Rollins tries to get free, but Cena drags him back to the center of the ring, locks on the STFU again. Rollins taps out.
Winner – Cena (17:10)
The doctor is into the ring to check on Cena. Cena with a thumbs up, says off mic, "I'm alright." to him. Cena celebrates and poses with his strap, but he's wobbly on his feet, struggling to get up on the corner. He holds up his strap to the fans, but it's facing backward. Cena doesn't even notice it's not facing the right way. Cena sits on the mat, his head hanging. Now that all the adrenaline is running out of his system, he's struggling to do his job, be there for the fans in the arena. Personally, I think Cena has done more than enough for one night.
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Most Impressive Intestinal Fortitude
John Cena with his broken nose, never giving up!
I'm handing off the RAW Is Blogged to Jesse Sherwood again this week, but I have to mention how impressed I was with the Divas, and how well Cena worked this match. He continues to have the best matches on Raw with the younger Superstars, but working the way he did, with his nose so obviously broken, I'm that much more impressed.
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