WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 6/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - The Shield trio in big tag match, Cena's U.S. Title Open Challenge, Dolph/Lana, more
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WWE Raw TV Results
June 29, 2015 - Episode #1,152
Live in Washington, D.C.
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
- The Card: John Cena's U.S. Title Open Challenge returns, The Shield trio represented in the top advertised match of WWE World Hvt. champion Seth Rollins & Kane vs. Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns, Mark Henry vs. Big Show, Rollins presenting Jamie Noble & Joey Mercury with a surprise, Dolph Ziggler making a confession regarding Lana, and more.
Live Raw on USA Network
Raw opened with the music of WWE World Hvt. champion Seth Rollins, who was joined by Joey Mercury, an injured Jamie Noble, and Kane. The four-man group marched down to the ring as Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton talked on-camera about Seth and Co. taking down Brock Lesnar last week on Raw.
In the ring, Seth welcomed everyone to Monday Night Rollins. He said they are live from Washington, D.C., a city that is obsessed with power. Which is ironic because not a single person in this arena knows what true power is. Or how to gain it. Seth said you gain power by doing things that no other person is capable of doing. Something that Roman Reigns couldn't do at WrestleMania, or John Cena couldn't do if his life depended on it, or even The Undertaker couldn't do. "You gain true power by taking it!" he shouted. "And, last week, I took power when I conquered the conqueror."
Seth said he took out Paul Heyman's client, Brock Lesnar. "I conquered him last week on Raw!" he shouted. He said he burned Suplex City to the ground. Rollins then noted that Lesnar is not here tonight. In fact, he's boarding a plane to Japan right now. And he hopes that Brock thinks about what happened last week on Raw for the entire 18-hour flight.
Seth turned his attention to Jamie Noble, noting that Brock broke his ribs last week on Raw, but Noble is tougher than every single person in this arena. And there is not a chance that Noble would miss their moment of triumph. Seth told the crowd to stand up and show some appreciation to Noble. Some cheers mixed with boos. Seth demanded more respect. The crowd booed. Seth said Noble, Mercury, and even Kane are absolutely incredible. He said they helped him slay the beast last week. And he got them something.
Seth pulled back a curtain to reveal new Apple watches. The trio removed their existing watches and put on new Apple watches. Seth said they look so good now. Noble said this is incredible. "Thank you so much," he said. Noble shouted that no one here has ever gotten an Apple Watch for being thankful.
Seth then addressed Kane. He said he got him something extra special. He said Kane debuted in October 1997 when he ripped off the cage door and made an impact in the first Hell in a Cell match. He said a lot has changed since 1997. Well, Paul Heyman was a fat, disgusting, slimy, rotten, filthy piece of crap, so not much has changed. He said that for the past 17 years, Kane has held WWE together. The crowd didn't know if they were supposed to cheer or boo. And during that entire period, Kane has never asked for anything. So, tonight, he is bestowing upon on Kane his very first vacation. Seth pulled back a curtain to reveal a picture of Hawaii.
Hawaiian music played and individuals came out to serenade Kane. One guy looked like he had no idea what was going on. Seth asked Kane about going to Hawaii. Kane said this is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for him. But, before Kane takes off for Hawaii, they should send him off in style in the main event tag match against Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.
But, wait, there's more. Seth said that a few weeks ago he saw one of the saddest things in his entire life. He saw J&J Security arriving to the building in a crappy rental car. He said his crew will drive in style. So, he bought them a brand-new Cadillac CTS. Cue up the game-show music for Noble and Mercury to celebrate and hug it out. Seth sent J&J out of the ring to go check out their new ride.
[Q2] Seth, Noble, Mercury, Kane, and the Hawaiian dudes circled around the car and celebrated. Mercury and Noble then hopped inside the car, which had a sticker price above $55k. They even zoomed in on the sticker. Seth said when Noble and Mercury travel, they represent him. The car model eased up next to Seth, then the Hawaiian music played again. Seth said this is what true power looks like. Noble honked the horn repeatedly to cover for the extended crowd silence. No babyface interruption to get the crowd back.
Suddenly, Big Show's music played. Out came Show, a kind-of Authority member, walking down to the ring. Show faces Mark Henry, who has been a heel in recent weeks, next.
[Commercial Break at 8:18]
Back live, Big Show was standing by in the ring and The Miz was ringside for commentary to hype Ryback vs. Show vs. Miz for the IC Title at Battleground in three weeks. Mark Henry's music then played to bring out Mad Mark Henry. Another segment where there is no one likable scheduled to appear.
1 -- BIG SHOW vs. MARK HENRY
Henry was not ready to wrestle or something, as he was distracted when the bell sounded, so Show got the early attack. But Henry cut him off with headbutts. Henry delivered a big splash, but Show kicked out of a pin. Henry suddenly got caught in the ropes, he freed himself, and Show delivered a KO Punch. Show covered Henry for the win.
WINNER: Show at 1:24.
Post-match, the crowd finally had someone to get excited for, as Ryback's music played. Ryback charged the ring as Miz excitedly on commentary talked about his PPV opponents tearing each other apart. Ryback took out Show with a spear, then Miz suddenly jumped into the ring, kicked Ryback in the face, and ran right out of the ring. Ryback demanded Miz face him right now, but Miz waved him off, saying not until later tonight.
[Commercial Break at 8:26]
[Q3] Back from break, The Miz and Ryback were in the ring. Apparently Miz acquiesced to Ryback's request during the break.
2 -- IC champion RYBACK vs. THE MIZ -- non-title match
Miz tried to run out of the ring, but Ryback grabbed him and pounded him into the corner turnbuckles. Miz slid out of the ring, allowing him to yank Ryback throat-first across the top rope. Ryback shook off Miz and hoisted him in the air for a delayed vertical suplex. It was so delayed that he lost the crowd, but he got them back by marching around the ring before suplexing Miz. Miz rolled out of the ring, where Ryback smashed him into the guardrail.
Back in the ring, Miz kicked Ryback low at the knees, then nailed a snap DDT for a two count. Miz raked Ryback's eyes and aggressively scratched his face before delivering a running boot for a two count. Miz followed with a neckbreaker, but Ryback kicked out again. Miz woke up Ryback with repeated stomps, then Ryback dropped him with a spinebuster. Miz stood up, saw Ryback charging him for the Meathook Clothesline, and bailed right out of the ring. Miz kept on running and walked through the curtain, resulting in a count-out.
WINNER: Ryback via count-out at 5:05.
Still to come: Reigns & Ambrose vs. Rollins & Kane No DQ tag match.
[Commercial Break at 8:36]
Back from break, the Bellas's music was playing out in the background as the announcers hyped some sponsors. Already in the ring were Alicia Fox and The Bellas, who were back to being heels opposite Paige, who was unceremoniously back on Raw. How is the audience supposed to invest when the characters shift from week to week?
3 -- PAIGE vs. ALICIA FOX (w/Divas champion Nikki Bella and Brie Bella)
The announcers talked about Paige's crusade against The Bellas, who talked up Fox and talked trash to Paige early on. The match then moved to the floor, where Paige got caught in the middle of the heel trio. Fox was in control heading to break.
[Commercial Break at 8:43]
[Q4] Back from break, Fox was still in control, this time in the ring. But, she could not put away Paige. The crowd tried to rally, but Fox maintained control. Paige finally made a comeback, but she could only get a nearfall on Fox. Bella tried to hop on the ring apron for a distraction, allowing Fox to roll her up, but Paige rolled through, trapped Fox's shoulders to the mat, and secured a three count. The Bellas immediately charged the ring, but Paige got the heck out of the ring to catch her breath on the outside.
WINNER: Paige at 9:40. Solid conclusion to a cold match. And Paige is back on the Divas Title chase.
Still to come: Kane & Rollins vs. Ambrose & Reigns.
Suddenly, John Cena's music played and the U.S. champion jumped out on-stage. Cena took care of the promo business by shouting to the on-stage cameraman that the Open Challenge is now live. Raw headed to break.
Tough Enough plug: Roman Reigns comes to Tough Enough tomorrow night, seeing if he can provide a ratings spark.
[Commercial Break at 8:53]
Back from break, WWE hyped John Cena's ESPN humanitarian award nomination.
In-ring: John Cena was in the ring waiting for his U.S. Title Open Challenge. And, NXT champion Kevin Owens came out. Cole took the bait on commentary, thinking Owens was taking the Open Challenge. Cole was produced to do the big hype for Match #3 in the series, then Lilian Garcia handled formal ring introductions. After Lilian introduced Owens and Cena, Owens left the ring. Owens said that on second thought, he'll just wait for Battleground. But, if anyone is going to take that U.S. Title from Cena, it's him. Owens said maybe it could be this man ... Cesaro's music played. And Cena suddenly became concerned.
4 -- U.S. champion JOHN CENA vs. CESARO -- United States Title match
As the match started, Cole and Owens talked about the Network special from Japan on Saturday morning. Owens said it will be great beating Finn Balor in Japan with the NXT Title on the line. In the ring, Cena and Cesaro felt each other out while the crowd engaged in dueling chants. They had a stalemate, then stood opposite each other.
[Q5 -- second hour] After the stalemate, Cesaro caught Cena in mid-air for a turnaround powerslam. Meanwhile, Owens and Byron Saxton resumed their NXT issues on commentary. And JBL joined in picking on Saxton. Back in the ring, Cesaro continued to work over Cena. But, he could not put Cena away, so Raw cut to break with Cena on the defensive.
[Commercial Break at 9:06]
Back from break, Cole was super-excited for a nearfall in-play. Cesaro then dropped Cena to the mat and teased a Big Swing, but Cena kicked free. Cesaro tried again to a big reaction from the vocal males, but Cena blocked into a Springboard Stunner, which he didn't execute completely. Cesaro sold anyways, but he kicked out. Cena wanted the AA, but Cesaro blocked, chucked Cena ridiculously high in the air, hit a pop-up uppercut, and scored a two count.
Reset at 12:00. Cena grabbed Cesaro for an STF mid-ring, but Cesaro countered into a leglock. Into the Sharpshooter for Tyson Kidd. But, Cena crawled toward the bottom rope for a break to avoid a submission. Cesaro and Cena came to their feet, then Cesaro suplexed Cena clear over the top rope for another two count. In the middle of the moment, Cole was produced to call this is a Match of the Year candidate. Cole used that to dig Owens, saying this might be better than his matches against Cena, taking viewers out of the moment trying to invest in a simulated match where the competitors are supposedly trying to win, not "work together" to collaborate in the ring.
[Q6] Reset at 15:00. Cena and Cesaro traded blows, then Cesaro went to the top rope, but Cena rolled through a top-rope splash. Cena hoisted Cesaro into the air and delivered sort of a swinging faceplant, but Cesaro kicked out. Cena could not believe it. Suddenly, Owens left the announce position and took a swipe at Cole. Meanwhile, Cesaro dropkicked Cena out of the ring. Owens got back on the headsets and said he's tired of Cole disrespecting him.
On the floor, Cesaro charged Cena and smashed him into the guardrail. Cesaro brought Cena back into the ring and covered him, but Cena kicked out. Cesaro wanted The Neutralizer, but Cena countered with his new wheelbarrow sit-out powerbomb for another two count. JBL thanked Owens for bringing the best out of Cena as of late. Back in the ring, Cena wanted the AA, but Cesaro countered into The Neutralizer. Cesaro covered, but Cena kicked out.
Cesaro tried to follow with the Big Swing into the Sharpshooter, but Cena fought the submission hold. Suddenly, Owens dropped his headsets and charged the ring, attacking Cesaro for the match to be thrown out. Owens then sent Cesaro to the ropes and smashed him with a pop-up powerbomb. Same fate for Owens.
Post-match, Owens took the mic and said if anyone is going to take the U.S. Title away from Cena, it's going to be him. And, at Battleground, "it will be me!" Owens held up the NXT Title, then his music played and he left the ring.
WINNER: Match Thrown out at 20:10; Cena retained the U.S. Title. The money is in Owens being so infatuated with Cena and the U.S. Title that he interrupted the match to make sure Cena did not lose the belt, building to Cena finally giving Owens his comeuppance. But, they shifted the focus too far to Owens being jealous of Cesaro and Cena having a good match rivaling his matches against Cena. There's no real money in that, just dog-whistling to the insider crowd. Fortunately for WWE, Owens is a great heel and got them back on-track with the post-match promo. The overall match was really strong and helped Cesaro look like a big deal again as a singles wrestler.
Still to come: Reigns & Ambrose vs. Rollins & Kane.
[Commercial Break at 9:24]
Video Review: Seth Rollins and The Authority henchmen took out Brock Lesnar.
Announcers: Cole talked about Rollins buying presents for his henchmen. Suddenly, Bray Wyatt's video interruption played.
[Q7] Wyatt spoke from a dark room that he wants Roman Reigns to open his eyes and close his mouth. He said life isn't always fair. He said he always thought he should have been his father's favorite, but he threw him away like a piece of trash. Bray said he's awake again and he chuckled that he got his wings back. Bray asked Reigns what he deserves. "Anyone but you," he said. Bray said Reigns is his now. He said their fun is just beginning. Bray told Reigns that this is just between them and does not involve the insects around them. Bray said Reigns will never succeed because he won't let him. "Anyone but you," Bray repeated. "Run." Cole said Bray has become obsessed with Reigns.
Happy fun time. Cue up the Lucha Dragons's theme music to set up an eight-man tag match. Kalisto and Sin Cara flew into the ring as the crowd engaged in Lucha hand movements. The match is next.
[Commercial Break at 9:33]
Back from break, WWE showed YouTube footage of "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson making a surprise appearance at Saturday's WWE Live show in Boston. At the expense of Bo Dallas, of course. The video package served as a big ad for house shows.
Back on Raw, Bo Dallas shouted toward the crowd to cover for his embarrassment re-watching taking the People's Elbow. New Day's music then brought out Big E., Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston. WWE cut to a shot of the Prime Time Players already in the ring with Lucha Dragons.
5 -- WWE tag champions PRIME TIME PLAYERS (TITUS O'NEIL & DARREN YOUNG) & LUCHA DRAGONS (KALISTO & SIN CARA) vs. BO DALLAS & NEW DAY (BIG E. & KOFI KINGSTON & XAVIER WOODS) -- eight-man tag match
Lucha Dragons controlled Xavier early on with in-and-out tags. Xavier made it back to his corner and tagged in Bo Dallas, who took an armdrag from Cara. D-Young was in next to land offense on Bo, then Titus tagged in and chucked Bo across the ring. Titus posed for the crowd, then tagged in Kalisto for more offense on Dallas. More tags just wearing out Dallas. This must be a long-form tag match for Dallas, a heel, to take this long of a beating.
Dallas finally broke free against D-Young, but he did not return to the heel corner for a tag. Instead, D-Young back-dropped Dallas across the ring apron. Suddenly, New Day stormed the ringside area for a showdown with the Players and Dragons. Raw cut to break with Dallas selling on the ground.
[Q8] [Commercial Break at 9:44]
The face quartet was still in control back from break. Big E. took a beat down, then he finally broke free on D-Young. Big E. chucked Young clear over the top rope to the floor, then Dallas measured Young for a clothesline on the outside. The heels rolled Young back into the ring, then started working him over. Stomp a mudhole, tag the next guy, stomp, tag the next guy, stomp, tag the next guy. They kept the train rolling until Kofi took the spotlight working on Young.
Double knockdown between Young and Bo Dallas, prompting the face corner to try to fire up the crowd. Tags to Kofi and Titus, who cleaned house like a star. Titus nailed The Pounce on Kofi, but New Day broke up a pin. Everyone in the pool, then Young clotheslined Bo out of the ring. Titus then did the Lucha pose and flung them out of the ring onto New Day members. It was Titus and Kofi alone in the ring. Titus caught Kofi in mid-air for a sit-out spinebuster and it was good for the pin and the win.
WINNERS: Players & Dragons at 14:28. The match structure lost the crowd early on, but Titus looked like a big deal at the end setting up the win.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler and Lana were shown walking arm-in-arm down the hallway. Ziggler has something big on his mind next.
Network plug: WWE in Tokyo, Japan for Brock Lesnar's in-ring return. It happens Saturday morning.
[Commercial Break at 9:54]
Ziggler/Lana Live Chat
Back from break, Dolph Ziggler's music played to bring out Ziggler and Lana for a mid-ring discussion in the key top-of-the-hour segment. Apparently this will be a DTR - Define The Relationship - kind of conversation.
[Q9 -- third hour] Once in the ring, Ziggler said it's confession time. Ziggler and Lana acted like schoolkids with a secret to share. Ziggler said this started off as Lana using him to get back at Rusev. But, he was cool because he got to make out with a babe. Ziggler said here's the thing. Um. The uh situation uh has changed. Lana giggled.
Lana, still with the accent, said she didn't know what a real man was until after Rusev. Lana said she used to do whatever Rusev told her to do. But, now she's become her own person. More giggling. And here comes Ziggler treating her with respect. She said they have become really good friends. Actually, more than just friends. She said that Ziggler is very, very passionate. More giggling.
Rusev's music interrupted. "Thank goodness," JBL said. Rusev hobbled out on-stage on one crutch (instead of two), then was joined by Summer Rae. Rusev gingerly made his way down to the ring and took the mic from Summer. Rusev told Lana that he doesn't care about her anymore. She's like a cold fish. Ziggler interrupted, asking what kind of scumbag Rusev is. Ziggler called Lana his girlfriend, then wondered if that stings a little bit.
Ziggler told Rusev that he blew it, so he needs to walk away. Before he does something about his other leg. Tough talk. Rusev dropped his crutch, then pointed down to his walking boot. Rusev stopped moving, though, and received his crutch from Summer Rae. Rusev hobbled away to the ropes, then slipped out of the ring. But, Summer had something to say to Lana. Rusev tried to wave Summer out of the ring, but she kept talking that she hates nothing more than a gold-digger. Lana laughed at the pot calling the kettle black.
Summer said Rusev is kind and gentle, and he really cared about Lana. Summer told Lana to admit to being a two-faced phony. Lana smirked, then Summer slapped her across the face. Ziggler consoled Lana, then Lana exploded on Summer. The cat fight was on, as called by the announcers. Lana eventually cleared Summer from the ring to a pop, then Rusev and Summer regrouped on the outside. Back in the ring, Ziggler checked on Lana, who tried to calm down and collect herself like a proper lady after throwing down with Summer.
Backstage: Dean Ambrose was shown somewhere in the building. Dean said it's mental, not physical. He turned around to find Terminator robots for the movie product placement. Roman Reigns then walked in to ask Dean if he's ready for tonight. Dean said Roman looks a little tight, tense, and stiff. Bray Wyatt making him a little upset and angry? Dean said that's good because he likes his Roman Reigns angry and upset. He said he wants that guy in the main event tonight. Especially because it's No DQ. Reigns said he hates Bray Wyatt and The Authority. He said Dean is his only family around here and he needs to tear this place up tonight. "Let's rage!" Reigns shouted. Dean liked that and shouted, too, heading to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:10]
Back from break, Cole threw to another in-show plug for Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the movies in the next Terminator movie.
[Q10] In-ring: Neville was introduced to the ring for the next match. Cole called him the closest thing to a comic-book character in WWE. Cue up comic book drawings of Neville in action for a visual enhancement. Sheamus was then introduced as Neville's opponent.
6 -- MR. Money in the Bank SHEAMUS vs. NEVILLE
Neville knocked Sheamus to the outside early on, then wanted a high-flying attack on the floor, but Sheamus ran away from ringside. Sheamus clutched his MITB briefcase as Raw cut to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:20]
Back from break, Sheamus was standing over Neville in the ring, but Neville responded with a forearm smash. Neville tried a springboard move, but Sheamus caught in mid-air for a rolling senton. Sheamus taunted the crowd, then stalked Neville. Meanwhile, WWE ran a crawler across the screen with tweets playing to the NXT crowd on Owens vs. Balor part of the July 4 Network special. Sheamus then landed a series of backbreakers trying to keep Neville off his feet. But, Neville low-bridged Sheamus, sending Mr. MITB out of the ring. Neville followed up with a springboard moonsault knocking down Sheamus.
Back in the ring, Neville covered Sheamus for a close two count. Neville suddenly caught Sheamus with a corner kick to the face. He saw an opening for Red Arrow, but Sheamus stuck out his foot and kicked the ropes, sending Neville crashing down to the mat. Sheamus got up and called for the Brogue Kick, but Neville avoided and rolled up Sheamus for a two count. But, Sheamus popped to his feet and nailed the Brogue. It was good for the pin and the win.
Post-match, JBL randomly mentioned Randy Orton, saying that could be Orton next. Or, Seth Rollins, the WWE World Hvt. champion. Sheamus celebrated on the stage with the MITB briefcase, then disappeared to the back while Neville recovered in the ring.
WINNER: Sheamus at 12:45. Basic match, but not a match to hold the viewer's interest. Sheamus had to win since he's supposed to be a big deal, but the character is one-dimensional. Meanwhile, WWE doesn't seem to know what to do with Neville.
[Q11] Backstage: Some guy in khakis sprayed a cleansing substance on J&J Security's new ride, but Mercury shoved the guy away to do his own shining.
[Commercial Break at 10:32]
Back from break, Cole hyped Hulk Hogan on the Sports Illustrated cover 30 years ago. Cole said Hogan will re-create the cover in the new issue of S.I. looking at "Where Are They Now?" That made Hogan sound like someone who disappeared from the public limelight and hasn't been heard from since.
In-ring: Jack Swagger was randomly in the ring. JBL brought up Zeb Colter, then King Barrett was introduced as Swagger's opponent. On the mic, Barrett decreed that all of his opponents must bow down at his feet and praise him as King of the Ring. The crowd was nonplussed.
7 -- JACK SWAGGER vs. KING BARRETT
"Bow down!" Barrett told Swagger. Swagger would rather fight, so Barrett bailed to the outside to come up with a new plan. Back in the ring, Swagger grabbed Barrett's foot looking for the Anklelock, but Barrett slipped out of the ring to the floor. Back in the ring, Barrett caught Swagger in the corner, dizzying Swagger. Barrett then warmed up the Bullhammer and smashed Swagger for the win.
WINNER: Barrett at 1:45. A cold, cold match featuring a cold, cold heel. The crowd just isn't moved by a "royalty heel" looking down on the people.
[Commercial Break at 10:41]
[Q12] Back from break, The Shield's music played to bring out Roman Reigns through the crowd. Dean Ambrose's music then fired up the crowd. Out came Ambrose marching down the entranceramp to the ring to fist-bump Reigns. Seth Rollins's music played to bring out Seth and Kane. Then, a horn was heard off-camera, bringing back Alberto Del Rio memories. J&J emerged ringside in their new Cadillac, then The Authority walked down to ringside.
8 -- WWE World Hvt. champion SETH ROLLINS & KANE (w/Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury) vs. ROMAN REIGNS & DEAN AMBROSE -- No DQ tag match
It appeared to be Texas Tornado Rules woven into the No DQ stipulation. As soon as the bell sounded, Rollins & Ambrose paired off while Reigns worked on Kane. Ambrose knocked Rollins to the floor, then nailed a suicide dive. Ambrose returned to the ring and helped Reigns pinball Kane around the ring. Dean and Roman then double-suplexed Kane. But, Rollins pushed Dean off the top rope from the outside. Rollins then smashed Dean into the guardrail as Kane put the boots to Reigns in the ring. The heels were in control heading to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:50]
Back from break, Reigns appeared to be asleep locked inside a reverse chinlock from Rollins. And it was not Texas Tornado Rules with Dean and Kane on the ring apron waiting for tags. Reigns eventually woke up and went for Dean, but Kane tagged in and cut off the tag.
Dean had enough of these rules and went looking for weapons under the ring. Why did it take eight minutes for them to execute their pre-match gameplan? J&J cut off Dean trying to introduce a table, though, and Rollins nearly pinned Dean back in the ring. But, Reigns broke up a pin, then powerbombed Seth. That was a transition hold, as Reigns followed with a blow to Rollins.
Mercury brought a Kendo Stick into the ring, which Reigns no-sold. Reigns then turned the stick on Mercury and Kane. Superman Punch to Kane. And one for Mercury, who sold like a champ. And a third to Seth Rollins. Reigns wanted to rage on Rollins with a spear, but Bray Wyatt's theme interrupted. Suddenly, Bray was ringside brawling with Reigns. Bray, in red & black devil colors, lit up Reigns until refs spilled out. Bray ignored them and smashed Reigns into the announce table with a uranage.
Bray was eventually escorted away from ringside as the match continued in the ring. Dean was left alone and he did not fare too well. Seth waited for Dean to get up, then he dropped him with The Pedigree. Seth pinned Dean for the win. JBL hyped a great eight days for The Authority taking out Brock Lesnar, Reigns, and Ambrose.
WINNERS: Authority at 11:48.
[Q13 -- over-run] At the top of the hour, JBL told the crowd not to go anywhere. (ESPN was advertising a SportsCenter interview with NFL QB Russell Wilson at the start of their show.) Seth went to the outside looking to get a table for maximum damage, but Reigns recovered and attacked the heels before they could put Dean through a table. Kane cut off Reigns, though, and The Authority stood tall over Reigns.
"I am the World champion!" Seth shouted down at Reigns. Suddenly, Reigns fought back. The Authority scampered out of the ring and Reigns sold intense pain in his mid-section. But, The Authority circled the ring, then slowly entered the ring looking to attack body parts. Kane eventually grabbed Reigns and tried a chokeslam, but Reigns blocked. A chopblock took down Reigns again. And Kane delivered a chokeslam to Reigns.
Seth organized things, calling for his henchmen to get Reigns up for the exclamation point. Rollins hoisted Reigns in the air with help from J&J, then he delivered a running powerbomb through the table propped up in the corner. Cole said Brock Lesnar will take notice of this ending ahead of Battleground. WWE replayed the corner powerbomb, then cut back to Seth standing tall over Reigns. Reigns crawled out of the table scraps, then Seth scooped up Reigns and measured him for a Pedigree. And he landed it. Seth held up the WWE Title belt for everyone to get a good look, then The Authority left the ring. No exit music.
Bray Wyatt suddenly strolled out from the back, but WWE cut to a replay of Seth's Pedigree on Reigns. WWE cut back to Bray entering the ring to scoop up Reigns and deliver Sister Abigail in the middle of the ring. Bray knelt down next to Reigns and shouted, "Follow the buzzards." Bray's interruption ended the show at seven minutes past the top of the hour.
OVERALL REAX: Lots of heat on the heels tonight. And, the overall Raw product felt flat for the second week in a row. Cena-Owens was of course a bright spot, but this feels like summer break right now, just without an actual break.
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