“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the present.
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The RAW video plays, and also we’re lugged right into the arena to see a large fireworks display screen. This is the last Monday Night RAW prior to the brand extension. The WWE Draft takes location tomorrow night on Smackdvery own.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and the new Commissioner of Monday Night RAW makes her means to the ring to some boos from the crowd. The rules of the draft are 1.) RAW gets the initially all at once pick, 2.) For eexceptionally 2 Smackdown picks, RAW gets 3, 3.) Tag teams count as one pick unless a Commissioner/General Manager just wants one member of the team, and 4.) six draft picks will be made off the NXT roster.
Stephanie goes to welcome everyone to RAW, but Shane McMahon’s music interrupts her to a big pop from the crowd. The Commissioner of Smackdvery own Live renders his way to the ring. Stephanie states she’s not going to miss out on him pandering to the civilization. Shane interrupts aacquire and welcomes everyone to Monday Night RAW. Stephanie tells him to enjoy it bereason this is his last night on RAW because he’s the Commissioner of Smackdown Live, and she’s the exclusive Commissioner of Monday Night RAW. She will certainly not miss functioning via him. Shane states that goes for him too. Shane claims that Stephanie wakes up every morning wishing she had actually testicles, but if she were his brother, that bit slap that occurred last week would certainly have ramifications. Stephanie claims “lady balls” are a hell of a lot bigger than testicles. Shane says that is gross. She says she did slap him throughout the confront and also tright here is nopoint he have the right to carry out about it, simply favor how he’ll carry out nopoint on Smackdown Live as the Commissioner. She mentions that tbelow will certainly be a Cruiserweight Division and also it will certainly be the exclusive building of Monday Night RAW. It’s just fair because RAW is 3 hours lengthy. It offers the show an benefit. RAW gets the initially draft pick. For every two Shane gets, she gets three. Shane claims “Daddy’s Little Girl” gets specifically what she desires.
Shane claims he’s been strategizing with his General Manager for Smackdvery own Live gaining all set. A “YES” chant breaks out. Stephanie says she wants to take the chance to present the perboy that will lead RAW to the promised land and will have actually complete autonomy. The brand-new General Manager of Monday Night RAW is Mick Foley!
Mick Foley renders his way down to the ring to a substantial reception from the crowd. A “Foley” chant breaks out. Foley thanks the crowd and also Stephanie for this remarkable opportunity. Foley thanks her for doing it ideal below in Providence, Rhode Island also, fulfilling his trademark cheap pop. Being component of the New Era reminds him of the atmosphere of the Attitude Era. The climate here reminds him of the Monday Night Wars back once it was WWE entertaining in the name of competition and survival. Stephanie whispers somepoint to him. As a veteran that took his fair share of threats, as soon as he heard about the competition between RAW and also Smackdvery own Live, a tiny ember began to glow within him. When Stephanie called him and available the job, that bit ember became a five alarm fire. Foley remembers being one of the guys that put the last nail in the coffin of WCW. Stephanie appears to be whispering to Foley his lines. Foley states that very same perspective will certainly be put on screen as the General Manager of RAW because he is all set to take RAW to the future and also beyond. Foley finishes by saying, “Have a nice day!”
Shane says he has actually the utmost respect for Foley and offers kudos to Stephanie. Shane says he’ll be intrigued to watch RAW rather of watching Stephanie bury it right into the ground. That brings him to his General Manager. This person requirements to embody what Smackdown Live is all around. It’s around breaking glass ceilings and the underdog coming out on height. It’s around giving world the chance to shine. Who might be more well-known and much better than Mick Foley? The Smackdown Live General Manager is Daniel Bryan!
Daniel Bryan comes out to an absolutely enormous pop. An arena large “YES” chant breaks out. Bryan smiles extensively as he provides his way to the ring. Bryan stands on the turnbuckle and does the “YES” chant. Bryan shakes hands through Foley, but refuses to shake Stephanie’s. A loud “Daniel Bryan” chant fires up. Bryan appears moved by the reception. Bryan asks if they missed him, and they loudly respond in the affirmative prior to starting an additional “YES” chant. Bryan says they haven’t missed him half as much as he’s missed them. Stephanie states he need to simply bow to the fans. Bryan states Stephanie doesn’t understand also the term “pandering” bereason the crowd has actually never cheered her. Bryan says he wasn’t certain if he might come back and also be in the ring because he loved wrestling as well much, yet then Shane called him and told him around his brand-new principles for Smackdvery own around placing the superstars initially instead of monitoring. Smackdvery own Live have the right to be somepoint awesome for the WWE Universe. Shane told him around the fight lines in between RAW and Smackdown Live and also exactly how Smackdown is the underdog and he thought he might come ago. Yet one more “YES” chant breaks out. Bryan says he needs to come ago bereason Smackdown Live is the underdog in this fight simply like he was the underdog along with the crowd. A “Thank you, Daniel” chant starts up. Bryan says he didn’t execute it on his very own. When he beat Stephanie’s husband also, Triple H, at WrestleMania XXX, he didn’t perform it on his own. They all did it. When he went on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX, he didn’t do that – they all did. If they all sign up with together, Smackdvery own Live will beat RAW eincredibly single week bereason they have bconsumed The Authority prior to and also will carry out it aget.
Stephanie asks wright here the underdogs wind up. They don’t wind up on top. That’s why the losers in the crowd cheer him bereason for one night he had the ability to make them not feel like losers. Stephanie says it’s good to have actually Bryan earlier. A B+ player for a B+ display. Shane says Stephanie will constantly be his bit sister and also she had actually to marry a WWE Superstar to remain appropriate. Shane asks the crowd if they believe they deserve to take Smackdown Live and also rotate it into a juggernaut? Bryan states, “Why YES I do!” They execute a “YES” chant and also circle the ring around Stephanie and Mick Foley.
Tonight’s main occasion will watch Dean Ambrose safeguard the WWE Championship versus Seth Rollins. We’ll likewise watch a 12-guy tag team complement featuring John Cena, Enzo and Cass, and also The New Day taking on The Club and The Wyatt Family. Coming up following, we’ll watch Kevin Owens and also Chris Jericho take on Cesaro and also Sami Zayn.
Chris Jericho and also Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn and Cesaro
An insert promo is presented with Sami Zayn. Zayn says this is the a lot of important complement he’s ever before had actually against Kevin Owens coming this Sunday bereason they can be on different reflects. He has to beat him to move on via his career.
Cesaro will begin the match against Chris Jericho. An “Olé” chant breaks out. They lock up, and also Jericho applies a waistlock. Cesaro turns it on Jericho and takes him down before providing him a deadlift gutwrench suplex for a one count. Jericho quickly chops the chest, yet Cesaro comes back with an uppercut. Sami Zayn is tagged in, and he punches Jericho before chopping the chest. Jericho chops him back and also applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off, however Jericho comes back with a shoulder block. Jericho hits the ropes, yet Zayn leapfrogs him and connects via a trio of arm drags prior to applying the arm bar. Jericho conveniently fights up and punches out. Zayn slingshots over him and pulls the peak rope dvery own to obtain him out of the ring. Zayn goes for a plancha, however Kevin Owens stands in his way. Owens gets off the apron prior to Zayn have the right to punch him. Jericho strikes Zayn from behind and also tags Owens in. Owens stomps amethod at him and also connects with a vicious neckbreaker over his knee for a close to autumn.
We come back from the break to see Jericho hit the ropes and also massive boot Zayn dvery own. Jericho taunts the crowd prior to head-butting Zayn. Jericho chops him, and Zayn is shedding consciousness. Jericho chokes him on the ropes until the referee backs him up. Owens gets a cheap shot in. Zayn tries to fight back, but Jericho quickly overtakes him. Zayn goes for a tag, yet Jericho holds him earlier and also throws him out of the ring. Jericho distracts the referee as Owens goes for a short-arm clothesline, yet Zayn ducks it and sends out him right into the barricade. Jericho goes outside to assault Zayn, however he rather eats a clothesline for his initiatives. Zayn gets in the ring and also slowly crawls over to Cesaro to make the tag.
Cesaro connects with a flurry of uppercuts on Jericho before sfinishing him to the edge for a running uppercut. Cesaro tries for the Upperreduced Train, but Owens interrupts. Cesaro dropkicks him down and also does the Uppercut Train to both Jericho and also Owens. Cesaro takes Jericho down for a close to loss. Cesaro signals for the swing, but Jericho counters right into a roll-up for a close to fall. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and also hits an insane springboard corkscrew upperreduced for a close to fall. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, yet Jericho gives him a back body drop. Cesaro lands on his feet, however Jericho conveniently floors him via a step-up enzuigiri.
Owens and also Zayn are tagged in. They attack each various other with quick punches prior to Owens knees him in the midarea adhered to by the head. Owens viciously clotheslines him in the edge and goes for the Pop-up Powerbomb, but Zayn counters via a mid-air dropkick. Jericho blind tags in. Jericho was late obtaining to Zayn, so there was some awkwardness tright here. Cesaro is tagged in, and also he offers Jericho a cross-body block for a two count. Jericho catches him via a backslide pin, however Cesaro gets out. Jericho instantly tries for the Walls of Jericho, however Cesaro fights out and counters into the Cesaro Swing. Owens tries to aid, but Cesaro swings Jericho right into him. Owens punches Cesaro and rolls Jericho out of the way. Zayn is tagged in, and also he catches Owens through a vicious tornado DDT. Jericho rolls Zayn up, however Zayn rolls through and pins Jericho for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Sami Zayn and also CesaroMatch Rating: **
Daniel Bryan is backphase talking to The Golden Truth. R-Truth is trying to obtain Bryan to dab. Bryan doesn’t understand how that will aid Smackdown Live. Bryan walks amethod and bumps into Titus O’Neil and Jack Swagger. Stephanie McMahon then walks as much as him. Stephanie states she is surprised to view him back. Bryan has been doing exceptional things via his wife, Brie Bella, living off the land also and planting peaches. Bryan states he’s back with a vengeance. Like the new Ghostbusters, he’s ago. Stephanie states he’s favor the little doll from “Chucky.” Bryan states Chucky isn’t as poor as “goat face.” Bryan congratulates her on including to her reservoir of insults and destroying Monday Night RAW. Bryan then walks off.
The Miz and Maryse are on commentary for the next enhance. A replay is shown of Darren Young winning last week’s fight imperial by default because the final 2 men got rid of themselves.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Darren Young w/ Mr. Bob Backlund
They lock up, and also Young applies a waistlock. Del Rio conveniently drives him into the edge and also kicks him in the ribs before sending him shoulder-first into the ring write-up. Del Rio connects through an arm breaker for a one count. Del Rio uses an arm bar, but Young won’t give up. Young fights up and also punches out. Young twists the arm, yet Del Rio clotheslines him dvery own for a two count. Miz and Maryse kiss on commentary. Del Rio goes for a step-up enzuigiri, but Young ducks it. Young punches away at him before sending him into the ropes for a mis-timed clothesline. Young hits another clothesline before hitting a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Young connects with an atomic drop before punching him in the face. Miz gets on the apron, and Young punches him down. Del Rio rolls Young up and has him pinned, however Miz is distracting the referee. Del Rio yells at Miz, and also Young rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Darren YoungMatch Rating: 1/2 *
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon are watched backstage talking to Big Sjust how.
Later tonight, we’ll watch Charlotte and Dana Brooke take on Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. Coming up next, we’ll see the 12-guy tag team match.
John Cena renders his method to the ring to his typical blended reception. Cena states he’s fired up and also states Monday Night RAW has actually already been interesting. This is a vast week. We have actually General Managers and Commissioners. Tomorrow night, we’ll have the WWE Draft on Smackdvery own Live. But wait, there’s more! This Sunday on the WWE Network, we’ll have actually Battleground. This Sunday, The Club will certainly try to Beat Up John Cena. They’re about to realize they can’t see him bereason he’s obtained the Certified G’s.
Enzo and Big Cass come out to an excellent reception from the crowd. A loud “How you doin"” chant initially up prior to the crowd goes along with Enzo as he does his trademark shtick. They obtain in the ring and also soak in the chants from the crowd. Cena has actually a bemprovided look on his face. Enzo has something he desires to say to Cena. Enzo states the term “execute not take this the wrong way” has a zero percent success rate. That being said, The Club, don’t take this the wrong way, yet they’re a bunch of herbs with insecurities. Enzo knows that because he always judges a book by its cover bereason he’s not stupid sufficient to read the book. Without ugly in the human being, tright here would be no beauty, so Luke Genables, say thanks to you for your sacrifice. The just time woguys open up their mouths for him is when they yawn. Speaking of woguys, AJ Styles has a haircut like a soccer mother – how you doin’? As for Karl Anderson, he is prefer Times New Roman font. He’s as generic as they come. He’d hate to be the one to pull the nipple out of the baby’s mouth, however the only time they’ll beat them is on the 35th of Neveruary. Smacktalker Skywalker pulls no punches on the microphone. If they desire sympathy, they can look in the dictionary between “spit” and also “syphilis.”
Cena asks what he’s doing. It appears like he’s doing nopoint but spitting out punchlines. Big Cass says that’s what Enzo Aeven more does. The crowd cheers and Enzo runs about the ring. That’s what provides them such an excellent team. They’re the ideal trio tright here ever was. They’re choose the Three Musketeers, the Three Tenors, Nirvana, Destiny’s Child, Run DMC, and also the Woo Tang Clan. Cena says that makes no feeling because Woo Tang has actually choose twenty members. Cena states they must acquire serious about Sunday. Big Cass claims they like to have fun, however once press pertains to shove, they obtain significant. That’s what they’ll execute on Sunday. As for The Club, there’s only one word to explain them: S-A-W…
AJ Styles’ music hits, and he comes out to the stage via The Club. Styles asks if Cena is really going to tag through those males. It’s choose Cena is setting himself up for faientice. Cena made the alternative, so he’ll give him a taste of what he can mean at Battleground. They gain in the ring. Karl Anderkid asks if they really think they have chemistry. The Club equates to chemisattempt. Himself and also his warm Asian wife have chemisattempt. When did they meet? A few weeks ago? Luke Gpermits claims The Club has actually spilled blood and also offered out arenas almost everywhere the civilization. Styles says they’re a cohesive unit and a well oiled machine. They are a team unprefer these three scabs. Anderson says The Club has #SquadGoals. Not just are they going to #BeatUpJohnCena, they’re going to #BeatUpEnzo, and #BeatUpCass. Not just that, they have the right to #BeatUpTheNewDay.
“OHH PROVIDENCE! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO-TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day comes out to a substantial reception dancing and clapping as the crowd chants, “New Day Rocks.” Kofi Kingston claims this is typical Club talking around the points they like to beat. Big E states speaking of “jerks,” they had their hands complete once they ventured to the Wyatt Compound. Styles asks if they should be hiding under their bed. Xavier Woods states they saw what The Wyatt Family is qualified of and have to be scared, however The New Day are not normal guys. This Sunday at Battleground, they are fully prepared to present The Wyatt Family why they are the WWE World Tag Team Champions. The New Day gets in the ring. Kingston asks if Cena understands “How you doin"”? The New Day asks for permission to attempt it. Woods claims he’s a Level 21 Pokemon Go trainer, they deserve to begin off like this: Woods shouts out Pokemon names as the crowd shouts, “How you doin"”. Cena tells them to stop and also listen because… Big E cuts him off and starts a “New Day Rocks” chant.
The Wyatt Family’s video flashes on the display screen and the lights in the arena go out. The 12-male tag team match is following.
John Cena, Enzo and Cass, and The New Day vs. The Club and The Wyatt Family
We join this match in progress. John Cena hits the ropes and also kicks Karl Anderkid in the face. Erick Rowan tags himself in. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks” chant breaks out. Cena hits the ropes and also hits a shoulder tackle. Luke Gpermits tags himself in. Cena goes for a shoulder tackle, yet Gpermits doesn’t budge. Big E is tagged in. Big E gyrates prior to hitting a Belly-To-Booty Suplex. Braun Strowmale tags himself in. Big E ducks a clothesline and also a back elbow prior to eating a clothesline. Big E goes to tag in Big Cass, but Enzo tags himself in. Enzo circles roughly Braun as Xavier Woods plays the trombone. Enzo charges, and Strowmale viciously clotheslines him dvery own. Big Cass tags in, and also he stares Strowguy in the eye. Strowguy swats Cena off the apron, and also a substantial brawl breaks out in between all twelve guys. They clear the ring, and also Big Cass and Strowguy begin trading punches. Big Cass big boots him and tags in Kofi Kingston. Kingston goes for a cross-body that takes Strowman dvery own, yet he easily gets up delivering him and powerslams him down. Strowman wasn’t supposed to go down on that.
We come ago from the break to check out Wyatt and also Kingston duking it out. Wyatt hits a modified gut-buster for a near fall. Wyatt sends him to the corner, yet he runs right into a pendulum kick. Cena is tagged in, and he hits Wyatt with a pair of shoulder tackles complied with by a back suplex powerbomb. Cena does the “You Can’t See Me” taunt, yet drops over in are afraid as Wyatt props up through the crabwalk. Wyatt clotheslines him down and tags in Strowguy. Strowmale stomps Cena and head-butts him dvery own. Strowmale shoulders him in the edge before tagging Rowan in. Rowan kicks Cena and takes him dvery own for a two count. Rowan digs his knuckles into Cena’s holy places, but Cena powers out. Rowan easily dropkicks him down and taunts the crowd. Styles is tagged in, and also he punches ameans at Cena. Styles talks trash to Wyatt, who is his tag team companion. Styles punches Cena down a couple of times prior to Cena tries for a comeback. Styles quickly cuts him off with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker to the knee for a near autumn. Anderson is tagged in, and he punches Cena in the midarea. Anderboy punches him prior to connecting through a high knee to the head for a two count. Gallows is tagged in, and he stomps Cena prior to dropping some elbows for a two count. Gallows talks trash to Cena and pushes him. Gallows uppercuts him and goes for a large splash, yet Cena moves.
We come back from the break to view Cena trapped in a chin lock applied by Wyatt. Wyatt releases the organize and goes for a senton splash, however Cena rolls out of the way.
Big Cass and Styles are tagged in. Cass knocks Strowmale off the apron and also clotheslines Styles. Styles hits the ropes, however Cass slams him down. Cass drops the Empire Elbow and also avalanches him in the edge. Strowmale knocks Cass dvery own before attacking the rest of the confront team. Strowguy then clotheslines Cass. Strowman pushes Woods down, yet Kingston conveniently catches him via Trouble in Paradise. Big E then knocks Strowman over the peak rope. Rowan catches Big E with a spinning heel kick prior to going for a powerbomb on Kingston, however Kingston counters into a hurricanrana. Wyatt runs in and also hits Kingston via a one-armed slam. Woods hits Wyatt through a missile dropkick and takes The Wyatt Family out at ringside via a summersault plancha. In the ring, Big Cass ducks a Phenomenal Forearm and connects with a vicious substantial boot. Enzo is tagged in, but Gallows cuts them off. Genables substantial boots Cass. Cena runs in and gives Gallows the AA. Anderkid runs in and catches Cena with a Double A Spinebuster. Enzo then hits Anderson via a crazy flying DDT!
The New Day and The Wyatt Family brawl to the back. in the ring, Styles fights off Enzo and also goes for the Styles Clash. Enzo gets out. Styles ducks a clothesline, and Enzo accidentally clotheslines Cena. Styles capitalizes by offering Enzo the Styles Clash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Club and also The Wyatt FamilyMatch Rating: ** 3/4
The commentators put over the WWE Draft and the WWE Network-related.
Backphase, Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are checked out talking to Apollo Crews.
Later tonight, the WWE Championship will certainly be safeguarded by Dean Ambincreased versus Seth Rollins.
A pre-tape-recorded promo via Seth Rollins from earlier this particular day is shown. Rollins is walking about the empty arena and also stands at the optimal of a flight of stairs. Rollins claims he would walk dvery own these stairs night after night via his fellow Shield members Dean Ambincreased and Romale Reigns. They thought they were going to conquer the human being together, yet they were just pawns in his game. They were sacrifices waiting to be made on his path to winning the WWE Championship. Rollins walks down the stairs. Like any type of great mind, he’s always two actions ahead. He preserved Ambincreased roughly to take the beatings and also preserved Reigns around to dish them out. When the moment came, he reduced his losses and also became WWE Champion. Then his knee caved under the push of delivering the firm on his earlier. When that occurred, Reigns rose to come to be the height dog of WWE. The peak dog returns at Battleground, yet has actually he lost his edge? Has his confidence been shaken? How will the WWE Universe accept him? Rollins says Roguy Reigns will certainly never before be the same.
As for Dean Ambrose, he’s a thief and also a coward. He operated harder than any kind of human being on earth to rerotate from injury. He won the WWE Championship earlier, which he never before lost, and also Ambclimbed stole it from him. Ambrose stole a item of his life. Rollins states they’d walk down the stairs eexceptionally night and a tiny item of him wanted to press them dvery own the stairs. It’s only fitting that he’ll be the one that ends Ambrose’s dream run as WWE Champion. When he’s fallen as low as he have the right to go, he’ll reach down, pick up his title, put it on his shoulder, walk right into Battleground and prove to everyone that as far as The Shield is came to, he was constantly the man.
The commentators talk around what Seth Rollins said in the video. They then go to replays of Stephanie McMahon introducing Mick Foley as the General Manager of RAW, and also Shane McMahon introducing Daniel Bryan as the General Manager of Smackdown.
Mick Foley is checked out talking with Breezango backstage. Shane McMahon walks up and also shoos them away. Shane congratulates Foley on becoming the General Manager, yet why would certainly he desire to work-related through his sister? He doesn’t see it lasting six months. Shane claims the word is Stephanie hired him for two reasons: the method he identifies via the crowd and that she can control and manipulate him easily. Foley states he had actually a front row ticket to her rise with power and has actually his eyes open up. The WWE Universe sees a vindictive woman, yet he sees passion and also drive. She gave him the chance to run Monday Night RAW and also much better himself. Foley states he has actually some talent to scout. Shane tells him to have a nice day.
Sin Cara w/ Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin
The Lucha Dragons have actually broken up to go after singles careers according to Michael Cole. They lock up, and also Corbin powers him to the corner. Corbin smacks him and also rips at the mask. Corbin stomps him down in the edge and also taunts the crowd. Cara stays clear of an avalanche and also kicks away at him. Cara hits a springboard back elbow and also kicks him over the optimal rope. Cara connects via a self-destruction dive before placing him back in the ring. Cara leaps over him and also they have a misinteraction. Corbin connects through End of Days to win it.
Winner by Pinfall: Baron CorbinMatch Rating: 1/4 *
Corbin proceeds to stomp ameans at Cara prior to Kalisto runs dvery own to aid his frifinish. Kalisto got no reactivity. Corbin retreats. Kalisto checks on Cara, however Corbin pulls him out of the ring and also viciously slams him on the floor.
Charlotte and Dana Brooke are walking backphase. They’ll challenge Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, following.
A clip from Batguy vs. Superguy is displayed.
Clips of the push WWE has received due to the draft are displayed.
Sasha Banks and also Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke
Charlotte will certainly start off against Sasha Banks. Charlotte easily backs off and tags in Dana Brooke. Sasha ducks a clothesline and scares Charlotte off the apron. Sasha puts Dana in the corner and tags Becky in. They hit Dana through a double-team hip toss. Becky connects with a pair of arm drags and also uses an arm bar. Becky wrenches the arm, but Dana knees her in the midsection. Becky slingshots over her and dropkicks her down. Becky kips up and also drops a leg. Becky drops an elbow and another leg for a close to loss. Sasha tags back in, and she wrenches the arm. Sasha punches Becky down and also knocks Charlotte off the apron.
Natalya comes out and also takes Becky off the apron prior to sfinishing her right into the ring short article. Natalya sends her into the barricade. The referee throws the enhance out.
No ContestMatch Rating: 1/2 *
Charlotte takes Sasha down at ringside before putting her in the ring. Dana punches ameans at Sasha before Charlotte connects with a huge boot. Charlotte then offers Sasha the Natural Selection as a message to whoever the mystery companion is. Charlotte and also Dana stand over Sasha.
Backphase, Shane McMahon and also Daniel Bryan are talking with Demon Kane.
Dean Ambrose is displayed on a handheld camera, harkening back to The Shield promos. Ambrose says he told civilization years ago to open their eyes and watch The Shield carve a path of destruction. Ambclimbed talks around just how he made history by beating Seth Rollins for the WWE Title. Even if he retains it tonight, will certainly he retain it on Sunday? This Sunday, his brvarious other Roguy Reigns retransforms to the WWE. He also expects Seth Rollins to be slimy. It doesn’t matter because after this Sunday, he’ll still be WWE Champion.
Lana is in the ring. She asks Amerideserve to to stand up and also welcome the true American hero, the USA Champion and also her fiancée, which indicates he’s the just one that deserve to have actually her, Rusev.
Rusev makes his method to the ring. As he does, replays are shown of Zack Ryder losing to Sheamus last week on RAW before being viciously assaulted by Rusev. On Smackdown, Ryder expense Rusev a enhance against Dolph Ziggler.
Rusev and Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder
Sheamus starts versus Zack Ryder. They lock up, and also Sheamus takes him dvery own with a headlock. Ryder pops up, but Sheamus elbows him dvery own and uppercuts him down. Sheamus goes for a powerslam, but Ryder slides off and puts him in the corner. Ryder punches amethod at him and also goes for a Broski Boot, however he alters his course to strike Rusev coming right into the ring. Sheamus assaults him from behind and knocks him out of the ring. Rusev sends out Ryder into the barricade. Sheamus goes outside the ring and also offers Ryder a rolling senton on the floor! Sheamus gets him in the ring and also knees him in the confront. Sheamus connects via a release suplex and also fakes tagging in Rusev. Sheamus applies a chin lock, but Ryder fights up. Ryder counters a release suplex into a neckbreaker.
Rusev and Ziggler are tagged in. Ziggler hits a flying clothesline before avalanching him in the edge. Rusev gets out of a neckbreaker, yet Ziggler comes appropriate earlier through a famouser. Sheamus breaks up the pin, and also Ryder takes him (and himself) over the peak rope. Ziggler rolls Rusev up, but he kicks out. Rusev drops him on the ropes and also kicks him in the ago. Rusev uses the Accolade for the win.
Winners by Submission: Rusev and also SheamusMatch Rating: 3/4 *
The commentators promote the upcoming Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton match at SummerSlam. Randy Orton retransforms this Sunday at Battleground on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel.
Coming up next, Dean Ambincreased will certainly safeguard the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins.
Clips are displayed of John Cena hosting The ESPYs this past Wednesday.
The commentators talk about the WWE Draft and also talk around the rules of it.
Mick Foley is watched talking to The Ascension. Daniel Bryan walks up and asks to talk to Foley alone. Bryan states he wants to have actually an excellent, healthy reception. Foley shelp he had actually no tough feelings over Bryan’s pop dwarfing his tonight. Bryan claims he really hopes Foley won’t be upcollection if following week Smackdvery own Live’s ratings beat RAW’s. Foley states he wishes Bryan won’t be offended if RAW outcomes are all over Twitter and also Smackdown’s are sent through smoke signal. Bryan claims he looked as much as Foley. Bryan says they have a lot in common. It’s almost like looking in the mirror… in a funhouse. Foley claims he experienced himself in Bryan when he was going against The Authority, just it was favor he was looking with the wrong finish of binoculars because he’s a small male. Foley says they both overcame the odds and also defied expectations by coming to be unlikely World Champions. They never before let anyone stand in their way. Right currently, Bryan is standing in his method. Bryan claims Foley is standing in his way. They never combated in the ring, yet they’re fighting now. Foley says, “May the finest brand also win. Let the games begin!”
WWE Champion Dean Ambrose renders his means to the ring. The primary event is following.
Stephanie McMahon and also Mick Foley are seated at ringside, representing Monday Night RAW. Further ameans are Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan, representing Smackdown Live.
Lilian Garcia does the introductions after both guys get in the ring to provide this a big fight, championship enhance feel.
WWE Championship MatchDean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins
They circle the ring slowly before locking up. Rollins quickly uses a hammerlock, but Ambrose takes him down and also connects with a snapmare for a no count. Rollins gets on the apron to take a breath. Ambrose lays out across the turnbuckles a la Eddie Guerrero. Rollins gets earlier in the ring and also locks hands via him. Rollins twists the arm, however Ambrose rolls with. Ambrose takes him dvery own with a headlock, however Rollins fights up and also applies a side headlock. Ambincreased whips him off, yet Rollins shoulder blocks him dvery own. Rollins hits the ropes, and also Ambrose connects through a pair of arm drags. Rollins gets out of the ring to recoup. Rollins takes his time prior to getting earlier in. Rollins kicks him and also stomps him down in the corner. Rollins sends out him into the ropes, but Ambincreased takes him down and punches amethod at him. Rollins easily kicks him, but Ambincreased reverses a whip. Ambrose lowers his head and eats a kick. Ambincreased ducks a clothesline and clotheslines him over the top rope. Ambclimbed drives him headinitially into the barricade. Rollins punches him and also tosses him right into the ring, however Ambclimbed comes ago through a rebound clothesline. Ambincreased then takes him out via a clothesline off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Rollins punching Ambincreased to the corner. Rollins viciously whips him hard right into the corner and also stomps the hand also. Rollins twists the hand also in directions its not supposed to bend. Rollins connects via a snapmare before kicking him in the ago. Rollins drops a knee prior to applying a chin lock. Ambrose fights up and also arm drags him. Rollins quickly comes earlier with a reverse STO right into the turnbuckle for a near loss. Rollins kicks him in the head before ripping at the challenge. Rollins goes exterior and also stares at Shane McMahon prior to punching Ambrose. Stephanie McMahon happily claps for him. Rollins gets back in the ring, and Ambincreased catches him via an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins automatically comes back through the Sling Blade for a close to loss. Rollins covers him aget for the same result. Rollins applies a Cobra Clutch, however Ambincreased fights up. They then take each other out with a dual running cross-body.
Ambclimbed starts punching and jabbing Rollins before hitting a pair of running forearms. Rollins reverses a whip, but Ambincreased instantly comes back via a clothesline. Ambclimbed connects with a fisherman’s suplex for a near loss. Ambrose chops the chest before having actually a whip reversed, however he comes right earlier through a sunset flip. They trade pins through neither male getting a victory. Rollins ducks a clothesline, Ambincreased ducks a kick, and Ambincreased connects via a neckbreaker for a close to autumn. Ambclimbed goes for a running forearm in the edge, yet Rollins dropkicks him dvery own. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, yet Ambrose gives him a earlier body drop. Rollins easily gets him out of the ring and goes for a self-destruction dive, yet Ambrose punches him. Ambincreased then clotheslines him over the top rope. Ambclimbed then wipes him out via a self-destruction dive. Ambclimbed picks him up, yet Rollins punches him. Rollins throws him into the ring, yet Ambrose tries for a rebound clothesline. Rollins sideactions him, and also Ambrose goes headfirst right into the barricade. Rollins hits a release powerbomb into the barricade! Rollins throws him right into the ring and quickly connects with a Frog Splash for a close to fall!
We come ago from the final break of the evening to view Ambclimbed respond to a turnbuckle powerbomb right into a hurricanrana into the turnbuckle! Stephanie is involved for Rollins and also asks the referee to examine on him. Shane and also Bryan are looking on attentively. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, however Rollins counters into a Pedigree attempt. Ambclimbed counters that through a catapult over the optimal rope, however Rollins lands on the apron. Rollins hits a springboard knee to the head and quickly goes to the height rope, but Ambclimbed prevents the Frog Splash.
The crowd is buzzing for both guys. Rollins powers him into the corner and hits a running forearm. Rollins connects with it a 2nd time, but Ambrose adheres to him to the corner for the third one. Ambincreased conveniently hits the ropes, yet Rollins boots him in the challenge. Rollins kicks him in the confront a couple of times, however he misses a last huge kick. Ambclimbed jabs and also chops him before head-butting him. Ambclimbed hits the ropes, but Rollins offers him an enzuigiri. Rollins counters a rebound clothesline and connects through a turnbuckle powerbomb. Ambclimbed is out on his feet and instinctively just connects through Dirty Deeds! The referee counts, yet Rollins gets his foot on the bottom rope at the last second. The brain trusts of Monday Night RAW and also Smackdown Live are on their feet.
Rollins quickly rolls out of the ring to recoup. Ambrose tells Stephanie to save quiet because she’ll find out why he’s the champion. Ambrose clears the Spanish Commentary Table and also puts Rollins on optimal of it. Ambincreased stands on the barricade, yet Rollins moves. Ambincreased chases him to the apron, and Rollins goes for a Pedigree. Ambclimbed clotheslines him ago right into the ring and also goes to the top rope. Ambincreased comes off the optimal rope, but Rollins kicks him in the midsection and also connects through a Pedigree for a close to fall! A “Holy Shit” chant fires up. Rollins goes for a 2nd Pedigree, but Ambclimbed takes him dvery own with a jackknife pin for a close to loss. Rollins quickly kicks him, yet Ambclimbed transforms him inside out with a rebound clothesline. Ambclimbed goes to the height rope, but Rollins scales the ropes for a superplex. Ambrose pushes him off, and also Rollins drops into the referee. Rollins connects via the superplex, yet Ambclimbed comes up via a cradle. The referee counts 3 as both men’s shoulders are on the mat.
Lilian Garcia doesn’t understand what to perform and also is looking about for someone to announce. Stephanie gets in the ring and also hugs Rollins. Everyone is in the ring currently and tright here is confusion. Stephanie grabs the WWE Championship and announces that Seth Rollins is the brand-new champion. Rollins celebrates his win, but the referee is still perplexed regarding what occurred. Shane and also Stephanie are saying about it as the present goes off the air.
After RAW went off the air, the situation ongoing live on the WWE Netjob-related. It was ruled that the enhance was a draw by the referee through both shoulders down on the mat.
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Lilian Garcia announced that Ambclimbed is still the WWE Champion.
Winner and also still WWE Champion: Dean AmbroseMatch Rating: ***
Quick Match Results
* Sami Zayn and Cesaro def. Chris Jericho and also Kevin Owens* Darren Young def. Alberto Del Rio* The Club and also The Wyatt Family def. John Cena, Enzo and also Cass, and The New Day* Baron Corbin def. Sin Cara* Sasha Banks and also Becky Lynch NC Charlotte and Dana Brooke* Rusev and also Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder by means of Submission* Dean Ambclimbed vs. Seth Rollins ended in a attract, Ambrose retains WWE Championship