Following on the heels of a momentous SummerSlam that saw the fall of the Cenation and the changing of almost every major title in the company, tonight's Raw promises to be memorable. Expect to see all the fallout from last night's ppv, along with a few surprises along the way.
Tonight's show begins with Daniel Bryan's music playing. Instead of the leader of the YES Movemement, Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring sporting her new t-shirt. She gets some serious heat from the crowd. She gets on the mic and hypes up SummerSlam. She says many people are saying SummerSlam was better than WrestleMania and announces that tonight the new championship belt will be presented to Brock Lesnar. She then talks smack on Brie Bella and says all that Brie cares about is herself. She then says the true hero was Nikki Bella. Nikki then makes her way to the ring. Nikki then gets on the mic and explains why she betrayed Brie. Nikke says that Brie was selfish and didn't pull her weight as part of the Bella Twins. Nikki then talks some smack on Daniel Bryan and says he obviously treated on Brie. Nikki that says she feels free now that Brie is no longer on her side.
Brie comes to the ring. Brie gets on the mic and says Nikki destroyed their family. Brie says she can forgive Nikki. Nikki takes offense and slaps Brie. Brie leaves the ring crying.
MATCH: Harper and Rowan vs. Big Show and Mark Henry
The match begins with Rowan and Mark Henry squaring off. Henry drives Rowan to the corner. Rowan fights back with a back elbow. Henry sends Rowan to the mat. Harper is tagged in. Henry hits a boot to the face and tags in Big Show. Big Show delivers a big slap to the chest. He drives Harper to the corner and hits a big scoop slam. Show again delivers a big slap followed by a series of jabs to the midsection. Harper counters an Irish whip with an elbow and drives him to the corner. Show fights back and dumps Harper outside the ring.
The show returns with Big Show in control. Harper fights back and delivers several European uppercuts. Show sends Harper to the corner. Show is distracted by Rowan and Harper hits a dropkick. Show is dumped outside of the ring. Rowan is tagged in and delivers a big boot on the outside. Show is thrown big in the ring for a 2 count. Harper is tagged in. He steps on Show's throat. Harper delivers a few more uppercuts and tags in Rowan. Rowan delivers several blows and tags Harper back in. Harper hits a superkick for a 2 count. Harper applies the gator roll and transitions into a rear chinlock. Big Show fights out with a back suplex. Rowan is tagged in and knocks Rowan off his feet. Rowan hits a huge scoop slam to Big Show for a 2 count. Rowan goes for another slam but Show counters with a DDT. Henry is tagged in and goes to work on Rowan. Harper takes out Big Show outside the ring. Henry goes for the World's Strongest Slam but Harper makes the save with a big boot for a 2 count. Big Show comes in the ring and hits Knockout Punches on both Harper and Rowan. Henry makes the cover for the 3 count.
WINNERS: Mark Henry and Big Show
The show returns with Ric Flair congratulating Dolph Ziggler on his victory over The Miz. The Miz shows up and talks smack on Ziggler. Ziggler says Miz isn't an A-Lister, just an A-Hole. Ric Flair gives a WOO! for Ziggler's burn.
Seth Rollins is interviewed about his victory on Dean Ambrose. Ambrose shows up and dumps ice water on Rollins. Ambrose proceeds to beat up Rollins. Officials show up and break them up.
The show returns with Rollins complaining to Triple H and Kane about Ambrose. Triple H sets up a rematch between Ambrose and Rollins.
MATCH: Paige vs. Natalya
The 2 women lock up. Paige applies a hammer lock. Natalya fights out and sends Paige to the mat for a 2 count. Paige goes for a backslide. Natalya fights out but Paige counters with a kick to the back of the head. Paige beats on Natalya for a 1 count. AJ Lee comes to the ring and Distracts Paige. Natalya rolls up Paige for the 3 count.
WINNER: Natalya via Pinfall
AJ gets on the mic and mocks Paige. She says she needs to shake Paige's hand. AJ gets in the ring and Paige flees.
The commentators annunce that tonight's match between Rollins and Ambrose will have its stipulation voted on by the WWE Universe.
The show returns with Triple H and Stephanie making their way to the ring. Triple H gets on the mic and hypes up SummerSlam. He says that Lesnar vs. Cena will go down as an instant classic. He then presents the new WWE Championship belt. Lesnar and Heyman make their way to the ring. Lesnar is presented with the belt. A photographer comes in and takes a picture of Lesnar and Heyman with the Authority. Triple H raises Lesnar's hand.
Heyman gets on the mic and introduces himself. He then presents Brock Lesnar as the new champion. He then gloats that John Cena isn't in the building tonight because he isn't physically able to. Heyman said that he never saw a superstar dominated the way John Cena was last night at SummerSlam. Heyman says that Cena has been the number 1 man in WWE for the past 10 years. Heyman says he couldn't believe that Cena didn't give up last night and that Cena earned Heyman's respect last night. He says that Cena entered the ring a hero, and left as a martyr. Heyman says that anyone who faces Lesnar simply dies. He promises that anyone who says faces Lesnar will face the same beating that Cena received. He then plugs the WWE Network. Heyman says that basic Brockology is Eat, Sleep, Suplex, Repeat.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.
MATCH: Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz
The match being with Ziggler getting behind Miz. Ziggler is sent to the mat. Ziggler fights back with a hip toss for a 2 count. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Miz rolls up Ziggler for a 2 count. Miz hits a dropkick. Miz stomps Ziggler on the mat. Miz slams Ziggler's knee off the ringpost.
The show returns with Ziggler rolling up Miz for 2. Ziggler hits a backslide for another 2 count. Ziggler hits a DDT for another 2 count. Ziggler plays up his hurt knee. Miz applies the figure 4 leglock. Ziggler gets to the bottom rope. Ziggler counter Miz and rolls out of the ring. The ref begins the 10 count. He takes Miz out from the apron. Miz knocks Ziggler off the apron. The ref reaches the 10 count and calls for the bell.
WINNER: The Miz via Count Out.
Miz tries to beat up Ziggler after the match but Ziggler hits a Zig-Zag.
Jack Swagger is interviewed backstage. A video replay airs of Rusev's victory and subsequent beat down of Zeb Colter. Swagger says that We The People means that America never gives up. Swagger makes his way to the ring.
MATCH: Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro
The match begins with Cesaro going to work on Swagger's ribs. Swagger fights back and drives Cesaro to the corner. Cesaro is whipped to the other corner but moves out of the way of Swagger. Cesaro hits a gutwrench suplex. Swagger is sent off the ropes and gets caught in an abdominal stretch. Swagger counters but meets a knee followed by a big boot to the face. Cesaro applies an armbar. Swagger fights out and drives Swagger to the corner. Swagger hits a boot to the face and follows up with a Swagger Bomb for a 2 count. Cesaro blocks a suplex attempt and drives his knee into the ribs of Swagger. Cesaro drops Swagger onto the top rope. He then drives his shoulder into Swagger's ribs and rams him into the ringpost. Cesaro goes for a big boot but Cesaro catches him in the patriot lock. Cesaro pokes Swagger in the eyes and hits the Neutralizer for a 2 count
WINNER: Cesaro via Pinfall
Bo Dallas comes to the top of the ramp of the ramp and says that Swagger let down 318 million Americans last night at SummerSlam. He says that Swagger has lost everything, but he can get it back if he just BoLieves.
Chris Jericho is interviewed about his match an SummerSlam. Jericho says that Wyatt is dead inside, but he isn't. He says that he has the passion to be the best in the world and the best fans in the world.
MATCH: Rybaxel and Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and RVD
The match begins with Axel against Sheamus. Sheamus sends Acel to the mat. He follows up with a clothesline. Axel hits a drop toehold to the middle rope. Orton is tagged in. Sheamus reverses an Irish whip. Orton fights back but Sheamus counters. He tags in RVD. RVD hits the Rolling Thunder.
The show returns with Sheamus in charge of Axel. Sheamus hits the 10 beats to Bodhran. Ryback tries to interfere but recieves 10 beats of his own. Axel comes back in the ring and takes control. Sheamus counters but Orton pulls the middle rope down and Sheamus goes outside the ring. Orton is tagged in and throws Sheamus over the barricade. Orton slams Sheamus off the announce table and throws him back in the ring. The crowd cheers for Ryback. Orton tags in Ryback. He drives Sheamus to the corner and drives his shoulder repeatedly into Sheamus's midsection. Ryback stomps Sheamus and applies a front facelock. Rybacj hits a huge vertical suplex for a 2 count. Orton is tagged in. Sheamus rolls to the apron. Orton kicks Sheamus and goes for the DDT from the middle rope. Sheamus counters with a White Noise. Axel and Reigns are tagged in. Reigns hits a Samoan drop and takes control. He hits the dropkick to the outside as Axel hangs over the middle rope. Reigns hits the SuperMan punch on Axel. Orton sneaks in and hits a backbreaker on Reigns. RVD is tagged in and hits a crossbody followed by a body scissor. He jots the split leg moonsault for a 2 count. Orton interferes but is taken out by Sheamus. Reigns comes in but is taken out by Axel. RVD capitalizes and takes out Axel. RVD hits the 5 Star Frogsplah for the 3 count.
WINNERS: Reigns, RVD, and Sheamus via Pinfall
The show returns with Orton walking backstage with ice on his shoulder. Flair tries to give him some advice. Orton says that Flair should mind his own business unless he wants to find out why he used to be called "The Legend Killer".
Wyatt cuts a promo backstage addressing Y2J. He says that Jericho doesn't understand what he really is.
The Usos make their way to the ring.
MATCH: The Usos vs. Goldust and Stardust
The match begins with Goldust and Jey squaring off. Goldust drives Jey to the corner. Jey rolls up Goldust for a 2 count. Goldust takes down Jey. Jey fights back with a hiptoss. Jey gets behind Goldust and tags in Jimmy. Jimmy applies an armbar. Jey is tagged back in, They double team Goldust and Jey applies an armbar. Jimmy is tagged back in. Jimmy goes back to the armbar. Goldust fights back and tags in Stardust. Stardust takes down Jimmy. Jimmy drives Stardust to the corner ad tags in Jey. Jey hits a back suplex for a 2 count. Stardust is driven t the corner and tags in Jimmy. Stardust fights back but is taken down. Jey is tagged in and applies a rear chinlock. Jey hits a back suplex for a 1 count. Jey goes back to the rear chinlock. Stardust counter a slam from Jey and rolls him up for a 3 count.
WINNERS: Stardust and Goldust via Pinfall
The show returns with Rusev and Lana coming to the ring. Lana gets on the mic and says that Rusev dedicated his match at SummerSlam to Mother Russia. Lana is interrupted by Mark Henry's music. Henry comes to the ring. He gets on the mic and acknowledges the "USA" chants. He says that as a representative of America in the Olympic games. He says that he never had a problem with people showing pride in their country, but last night it got under his skin to see the Russian flag hoisted over the ring. He then says that he is going to give Rusev a personal tour through the Hall of Pain.
Rusev attacks Henry. Henry blocks a kick from Rusev and delivers a World's Strongest Slam. Henry talks smack to Lana and delivers a huge splash to Rusev.
Lawler gets on the mic and says that Rollins vs. Ambrose will be a falls count anywhere match.
MATCH: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
The match begins with Ambrose hitting a crossbody. Rollins fights back and drives Ambrose to the corner. Ambrose gets to his feet and kicks Rollins to the outside. Rollins is sent over the barricade. Ambrose beats Rollins in the crowd for a 2 count. Ambrose throws Rollins onto the stage. Ambrose goes for a suplexes but Rollins counters. Rollins goes for a powerbomb but Ambrose counters a hits a snap suplex. He sends Rollins rolling down the ramp with a right hand. Ambrose gets a steel chair from under the ring and drives it to Rollin's midsection. He hits another scoop slam onto the chair. Ambrose goes to the middle rope and hits an elbow drop with the chair. Ambrose sets up a chair in the corner. Rollins reverses and sends Ambrose into the chair. Rollins covers Ambrose for a 2 count.
The show returns with Rollins in control, beating Ambrose with the kendo stick. Ambrose gets to his feet and catches a shot from the kendo stick. Rollins fights back for a 2 count. rollins gets a steel chair. Ambrose counters and hits a tornado DDT from the middle rope for a 2 count. Both men go for their finishes but get countered. They catch each other with a double clothesline. They exchange blows in the middle of the rings. Ambrose is beatin to the mat. Rollins gets the kendo stick but Ambrose counters with a catapult to the corner. Ambrose gets the stick and beats Rollins for a 2 count. Ambrose goes to the outside and throws a heap of chairs into the ring. Rollins picks up a chair but ambrose stops him. He places Rollins on the top rope. Ambrose goes for the superplex onto the pile of chairs. Rollins counters and delivers a powerbomb onto the chairs for a close 2 count. Kane shows up to ringside. Rollins stomps Ambrose on the mat. Rollins gets a table from under the ring and the crowd goes crazy. Rollins sets up the table. Rollins drags Ambrose to the table and places his head on the eadge. He goes to the top rope but Ambrose counters. Ambrose delivers a superplex onto the table.
Kane interferes but gets knocked off the apron. Rollins is sent out of the ring. Ambrose hits a suicide dive. He throws Rollins back in the ring and hits a dirty deeds. Kane pulls Ambrose off of Rollins. Ambrose fights back and sends Kane into the stairs. He sends Rollins into the crows. Kane is thrown over the announce table. Rollins is thrown back over the barricade. Ambrose clears the announce table. Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds on Rollins but Kane gets to his feet and chokeslams Ambrose onto the table. Rollins hits a Curbstomp on the table. Kane moves the time keepers table to reveal a stack of cinder blocks. Rollins Curbstomps Ambrose onto the cinder blocks. The ref calls off the match. Ambrose is hauled off on a stretcher.
WINNER: Seth Rollins via KO
Overall, a great follow up to SummerSlam. Very little filler and lots of rematches from last night. The highlights for me were seeing Mark Henry and Big Show getting together once again for tag team action. These two veterans make a great team and I hope to see them as a permanent fixture in the tag division. Henry continued to have a good night with his beat down on the Bulgarian Brute, Alexander Rusev. Additionally, Ambrose and Rollins had another awesome match and absolutely tore the house down with tonight's main event. They are easily 2 of the best workers in the company right now and deserve every ounce of attention they are receiving.
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