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WWE Raw TV News & Notes 6/13 – New Orleans
– Raw closed with the #3 item leading into the Money in the Bank PPV on Sunday – the final hype for the MITB ladder match. Dean Ambrose beat Chris Jericho in the main event, but after a wild brawl involving the other four MITB participants, Jericho unhooked the MITB briefcase and stood tall on the ladder to close Raw.
WWE did not introduce the advertised seventh participant in the MITB match, nor indicate there will be a seventh participant. There was no Bray Wyatt, either, following his “New Orleans” teaser on Twitter.
– Earlier in the show, Ambrose hosted the “Ambrose Asylum” talk show segment with WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Ambrose, whose talk show was “reinstated by Shane McMahon,” vowed to win MITB and cash in on Rollins or Reigns after the PPV main event. Ambrose made his point by hitting Reigns with Dirty Deeds to stand tall to close the Asylum segment.
– At the top of the third hour, A.J. Styles and John Cena held a contract signing for their “dream match” at MITB. Styles was given the option of signing a “Styles vs. Cena” contract or “Styles (w/The Club) vs. Cena.” After Cena questioned Styles’s manhood, Styles signed the one-on-one contract to advertise to the audience that there will not be outside interference.
Earlier in the promo, Cena referenced Styles’s pre-WWE background, including being the ace of PWG, Ring of Honor, and New Japan before coming to WWE. Cena also referenced Bullet Club several times without actually saying the words together.
– Shane McMahon returned to Raw TV to argue and side with Stephanie McMahon as the Raw show-runners. Shane tried to take ownership of Smackdown when the show goes live, but Stephanie disagreed.
Earlier, Kane returned to WWE TV trying to audition for the Smackdown GM role, but he was turned down.
– Announced for Smackdown: Cesaro & Sami Zayn & Dean Ambrose vs. Jericho & Alberto Del Rio & Kevin Owens in a six-man MITB preview tag match.
– Announced for ESPN SportsCenter: Chris Jericho talking to The Coach Tuesday night on ESPNews.