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Raw Update: WWE followed up on the WWE Title match ending by announcing a draw – Dean Ambrose is still WWE champion after his title match against Seth Rollins.
WWE did not tell the Raw viewing audience that there would be follow-up on WWE Network, but on the Network, WWE ended the Raw broadcast by announcing a draw with Ambrose still WWE champion.
All of this leads to Ambrose vs. Rollins vs. Roman Reigns in a three-way match for the WWE Title at Battleground on Sunday.
In an apparent attempt to introduce separate top champions for Raw and Smackdown, the WWE Title match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins Monday night on Raw ended with no decision.
The finish was a slight ref bump, a double pin with both men’s shoulders appearing to be on the mat, and the ref counting three when he came-to.
After the bell sounded, the Raw and Smackdown authority figures headed by Stephanie and Shane McMahon, respectively, argued over who won.
Stephanie was partial to Seth, while Shane was partial to Ambrose. Steph ultimately took charge, declaring Seth the winner and new WWE champion. Meanwhile, the announcers said they thought Dean won the match. The referee never rendered a verdict since he was selling the bump before the finish.
Raw went off the air with Seth holding up the WWE Title belt on the stage and Dean expressing his frustration in the ring.