In the final episode of Raw before MITB, we will find out who is competing in the contract ladder match.
The show starts with Stephanie McMahon making her way to the ring. She gets on the mic and talks about how incompetent Vickie Guerrero is. She calls Vickie to the ring. Vickie apologizes and says it wasn't her fault that Roman Reigns put contaminants in her coffee. Stephanie then scolds Vickie for allowing Reigns to compete in the over the top battle royal last week and earn a spot in the MITB title match. She then says that for the past 9 years WWE has felt sorry for her and kept her around because of her late husband, Eddie Guerrero. Stephanie is about to fire her but Vickie says she'll beg. Vickie gets on her knees and begs Stephanie for her job. Stephanie then says she will give Vickie 2 options: Vickie can either be fired or win a match tonight and remain GM of SmackDown. Stephanie names herself as Vickie's opponent. Vickie says that the only name is wrestling people respect more than McMahon is Guerrero. She then accepts Stephanie's challenge.
The show returns with The Usos making their way to the ring.
Match: Jimmy Uso w/Jey vs. Harper w/Rowen
The match begins begins with HArper hitting a dropkick. He continues the offense and stomps the back of Jimmy's neck. Jimmy fights back with a pele kick. Harper ducks a clothesline but eats a superkick for a 2 count. Rowen distracts Jimmy but gets taken out by Jey. Jimmy turns around into a huge clothesline from Harper for the 3 count.
WINNER: Harper via Pinfall.
Jey calls out Rowen after the match. Rowen and Harper return to the ring. Jey dives over the top rope and takes both of them out.
MATCH: Rowen vs. Jey Uso
The show returns with ROwen in control. Jey fights out and goes for a crossbody, but Rowen catches him and hits a fall away slam for a 2 count. Rowen slams Uso's neck off the top rope for another 2 count. Jey is driven to the corner and Rowen pounds on him. Rowen charges him in the corner but Jey moves and Rowen hits the ring post. Outside the ring, Harper tries to interfere but is taken out. Jey climbs to the top rope and hits the big splash for a 3 count.
WINNER: Jey Uso via Pinfall
After the match, Harper and Rowen beat up the Usos and raise the tag team belts over their heads. The lights go out and Bray Wyatt appears on the Titantron and talks about how the Wyatt's will be victorious at MITB and usher in a new era for the WWE.
The show returns with the announcement that Daniel Bryan will appear on the MITB preshow.
A vignette plays of Lana and Rusev sightseeing around Washington DC. Lana talks about various Washington landmarks and talks trash on the US.
Paige comes out and makes her way to the commentary table.
MATCH: Alicia Fox vs. Naomi w/Cameron.
Naomi gets behind Fox and rolls her up for a 2 cunt. Naomi goes for the rear view but Fox avoids it. Fox applies the wrist lock but Naomi fights ut and hits a body scissors take down. Fox slides out of the ring. Naomi follows and slams her head off the apron. Fox fights back and thows Naomi into the ring. Fox hits the backbreaker for the 2 count. Naomi slaps Fox in the face. Fox fights back and hits a northern lights suplex and bridges for the 2 count. Fox chokes Naomi on the middle rope. She picks up Naomi and dumps her out of the ring. Fox drags her back in the ring. Naomi fights back and plants Fox for the 3 count.
WINNER: Naomi via Pinfall
Sheamus is shown backstage taping up his wrists. He asks Roman Reigns if hes ready for their handicap match later tonight. Reigns says he is. Sheamus reminds him that he won't have the Shield to watch his back at MITB. Sheamus then says it is going to be magical when he wins the belt. Reigns says he doesn't believe in magic, he only believes in Roman Reigns.
MATCH: Bo Dallas vs. Titus O'Neil
Bo Dallas hits a dropkick. He goes for a crossbody but gets caught by O'Neil. Titus hits a series of backbreakers and drives Dallas to the corner. Dallas is sent to the corner. O'Neil charges him but Dallas sidesteps and deliver the Running Bo-Dog for the 3 count.
WINNER: Bo Dallas via Dallas
After the match Dallas gets on the mic and delivers some inspirational words for Titus O'Neil.
The show returns with Triple H making his way to the ring. He gets on the mic and says its amazing that he is even the bad guy in place like Washington, DC. He then talks about the traditional MITB match and that Seth Rollins is the first entrant. He then announces the rest of the participants. They include Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, RVD, and Bad News Barrett. Triple H then picks Seth Rollin as his favorite to win the match. Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Rollins gets on the mic and lambasts the crowd for not moving on from what happened to The Shield. He says that the crowd should thank him for all of The Shield's success. He then says that its no secret that the Shield got him this far, but it going to be him and him alone that climbs the ladder. RVD then comes out and says that he doesn't think they take him seriously. He and Rollins exchange insults. RVD reminds Rollins and Triple H that he is former MITB winner and hw he crushed Triple H's trachea in the first Elimination Chamber match. RVD then challenges Rollins to a match. Triple H and ROllins accept.
MATCH: RVD vs. Seth Rollins
The match begins with Rollins driving Rllins to the corner. RVD verses a whip and hits a spin kick in the corner. RVD hits a monkey flip on Rollins and clotheslines him over the top rope. RVD launches himself over the rop rope and hits a moonsault over the apron.
The show returns with Rollins choking RVD on the bottom rope. Rollins hits a series of suplexes for a 2 count. Rollins applies a chinlock. RVD tries to fight out but is sent off the ropes. RVD hits a kick to the face. Rollins fights back and plants RVD on the mat. RVD is sent to the corner. Rollins hits a clothesline for a 2 count. Rollins applies a sleeper hold on the ma. RVD gets t the feet and hits a body scissors for the 2 count. He hits a clothesline followed by a sidekick to the face. Rollins tries to fight back but gets caught with a spin kick. RVD hits the Rolling Thunder. RVD goes to the top rope but Rollins knocks him to the apron. RVD fights back with a slingshot DDT. He goes for the Five Star Frogsplash but Rollins moves. Rollins hits a powerbomb into the turnbuckle. He follows up with The Curb Stomp. He covers RVD but Ambrose runs into the ring and beats up Rollins.
WINNER: Rollins via Disqualification
Ambrose gets on mic and says that if he isn't allowed in the MITB ladder match, he is going to show up anyway and ruin the PPV.
Vickie Guerrero is shown backstage getting ready for her upcoming match.
Rollins and Triple H are shown talking backstage. Rollins is stressing about Ambrose's threat before the break. He says that he needs Ambrose there so he can control him. Triple H agrees but says that if anything goes wrong, then its on Rollins.
Barrett gets on the mic and says that Ziggler had a fluke victory against him. Barrett says that Ziggler is going to be so embarrassed from his defeat, he is going to have to change his name like the Washington Redskins.
MATCH: Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler
The match begins with Ziggler getting thrown and stomped into the corner. Barrett chokes Ziggler on the top rope. Ziggler fights out and rolls up Barrett for a 2 count. He hits a dropkick for another 2 count. Barrett fights back and clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. He rolls Ziggler back in the ring for a 2 count. Barrett applies the sleeper. Ziggler fights out and hits an elbow. He takes Barrett to the mat and deliver a flurry of blows. He sends Barrett to the corner and hits several right hands. Ziggler hits the backbreaker and goes for a famouser. Barrett ducks it and hits a winds of change for a 2 count. Ziggler fights back and hits a Zig Zag from out of nowhere. Ziggler is hurt and struggles to make a cover but Barrett manages to roll out of the ring.
The show returns with Ziggler delivering several elbows. He hooks the leg for a 2 count. Barrett is sent to the apron but fights back and sends Ziggler to the outside. Barrett delivers an elbow drop off the apron. He rolls Ziggler back in the ring for a 2 count. Barrett applies the sleeper hold. Ziggler tries to fights out but is sent to the corner. Barrett flattens Ziggler with a kick to the face for a close 2 count. Barrett goes to the top rope but Ziggler counters with a facebuster for a 2 count. Ziggler is sent off the ropes and is thrown and planted by Barrett. Barrett hits the Wasteland for another 2 count. Barrett goes for the Bullhammer but Ziggler ducks and hits the Famuser for a 2 count. Ziggler counters a slam from Barrett and rolls him up for another 2 count. Barret is sent to the corner. Ziggler charges but Barrett hits a Bullhammer out of nowhere for the 3 count.
WINNER: Bad News Barrett via Pinfall
Vickie Guerrero is interviewed backstage. She says that she will not apologize for anything she has ever done and that she has no regrets. Randy Orton shows up and says she is going to regret putting Roman Reigns in the MITB title match.
MATCH: Vickie Guerrero vs. Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie comes out and says that their match won't take place in the ring but in some kind of pool of mysterious goo instead. She then sends several of her cronies to the ring to get Vickie. The chase Vickie to the pool. Vickie fight all of them off. Vickie celebrates but Stephanie McMahon kicks her from behind into the pool. Stephanie gloats about Vickie getting fired. Vickie gets mad and throws Stephanie in the mud.
A video replay airs of Cody Rhode's new persona, Stardust, from last week. Goldust is interviewed backstage. Stardust comes on camera and sings "If You Wish Upon a Star". Goldust says that finally, he is the normal one.
MATCH: Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston
The match begins with Swagger applying waistlock. Kingston fights back but is knocked to the mat by Swagger. Kingston gets t his feet and is thrown to the corner. Swagger drives his knees into Kingston. Swagger hits a big laureate for a 2 count. Swagger hits the Swagger bomb for another 2 count. Swagger throws Kingston across the mat and wrenches his arm. Kingston fights out with a jawbreaker. Swagger throws Kingston to the corner but Kingston counters. He hits a dropkick that sends Swagger out of the ring. Kingston hits a frontflip over the top rope. Back in the ring Kingston goes for the crossbody but gets caught. Kingston counters and rolls up Swagger for 2. Swagger fights back and locks in the ankle lock for the submission.
WINNER: Kofi Kingston via Submission
Alberto Del Rio is interviewed backstage after interrupting Renee Young. He says he is going to be #1. Paul Heyman and Cesaro appear. Heyman says that its funny Del Rio mentioned being #1, becuase he is the 1 behind 21-1 when Brock Lesnar defeated the Undertaker and WrestleMania. Del Rio asks if Cesaro can talk or if he's simply Heyman's puppet. Cesaro tells him that he speaks five languages, but loser isn't one of them.
The show returns with Sandow dressed as Abe Lincln in the ring.
MATCH: Big E vs. Damien Sandow
The match begins with Big E driving Sandow into the corner. Sandw reverses and pounds on Big E. Big E comes out of the corner with a big clothesline. Big E removes the straps and hits the big ending for the 3 count.
WINNER: Big E via Pinfall
Big E gets on the mic and says that we as Americans cannot stands for what Rusev and Lana say and do to America. Lana comes out and distracts Big E. Rusev comes out from behind and beats up Langston.
John Cena is interviewed backstage and talks about MITB.
MATCH: John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Randy Orton, Antonio Cesaro
The match begins with Orton and Cena starting off. Orton applies a headlock. Cena gets out but is sent to the mat with a shoulder tackle. Orton is distracted by the crowd. Cena takes advantage and tags in Sheamus. He hits a clothesline on Orton. Cena is tagged back in and eats a kick from Cena. Del Rio is tagged in and beats on Cena in the corner. Cena reverses the Irish whip and hits a bulldog. Cesaro is tagged in. He tests strength with Cesaro. Cesaro overcomes Cena, but Cena gets to his feet and kicks Cesaro in the midsection. Cena goes off the ropes and is caught with a big backbreaker from Cesaro. Wyatt is taggedin and stomps on Cena in the corner. Wyatt hits a big slam for a 2 count. Wyatt dances around the ring with Cena and plants Cena to the mat for a 2 count. Wyatt applies the hold to Cena's shoulders. Cena tries to fight out but gets planted by Cena.
The show returns with Del Rio in control of Cena. Cena powers out but meets a big DDT from Del Rio. Cesaro makes the blind tag and stomps Cesaro. Cesaro teases the Cesaro Swing but instead applies a Boston Crab. Cena counters but meets a kick to the midsection. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Cena counters with a back body drops. Reigns and Del Rio are tagged in. Reigns clears house. He hits the superman punch on Orton and Cesaro. Del Rio comes from behind and hits the back stabber. Wyatt is tagged in and tackles Reigns for a 2 count. Cesaro makes the tag and hits the gutwrench suplex for a 2 count. Orton makes the blind tag and hits a suplex for the 2 count. Orton applies a sleeper hold. Reigns fights out but is thrown to the mat by Orton. Orton stomps Reigns and tags in Del RIo. Del Rio slams Reigns for the 2 count. Wyatt is tagged in and drives Reigns to the corner. Wyatt goes for the splash but Reigns hits the Superman punch. Cesaro is tagged in as well as Sheamus. Sheamus gains the adavantage and throws Cesaro onto the apron. Sheamus hits the 10 Beats. He goes for the rolling senton but Cesaro counters. Sheamus slams Cesaro. Orton interferes but is taken out by Cena. Cesaro throws Cena into the air and hits the European uppercut. Cesaro turns around and eats the Brogue Kick fr a 3 count.
WINNER: Sheamus, Cena, and Roman Reigns
Kane comes out after the match and beats up Sheamus, Cena, and Reigns. Triple H comes out and announces Kane as the 8th participant in the MITB Title Match. Roman Reigns closes the show with a spear to Kane.
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