WWE Raw results from Las Vegas, NV:
The show opened with Stephanie McMahon coming to the ring and wearing a “Steph Steph Steph” shirt, then thanking the fans for chanting her name. She talked about how tonight Brock Lesnar would receive the brand new WWE title belt. First, she had Nikki Bella come out to talk about what happened last night. She talked about how Brie and her were supposed to team up against the world, but it didn’t happen that way. She talked about Brie always blaming her when they get in trouble as kids. She said she may have lost a sister but now she is free of the burden of Brie around her neck. She also insulted Daniel Bryan. Out came Brie to respond. She got in the ring and hugged Nikki saying she could still forgive her. Nikki laughed it off and slapped Brie, causing her to leave the ring in tears.
Mark Henry and Big Show defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan via pinfall. Show hit a knockout punch on Harper who came in to interfere. Show then fought a bit with Rowan, who fell back into Henry’s World’s Strongest Slam.
They had backstage interview segments with Dolph Ziggler and The Miz arguing, as well as Dean Ambrose ruining an interview with Rollins by dumping ice all over him and saying it was for charity. Rollins complained to HHH moments later about Ambrose. HHH said he’s letting the fans choose their rematch tonight and told Rollins to “finish it” with Ambrose.
Natalya defeated Paige via pinfall. AJ showed up during the match to skip around the ring, causing a distraction which allowed Natalya to steal the rollup pin.
HHH and Stephanie McMahon came to the ring and introduced the brand new title belt before Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman were introduced. They came to the ring shook hands and posed for pics with The Authority. Heyman then cut a lengthy promo about just how dominant Lesnar looked in his title win last night over Cena. He praised Cena for his “never give up” attitude and said he could see the suffering in his face from ringside. He said that if he had time, he might even make Cena a “Paul Heyman guy.” Heyman said a secret The Authority didn’t want fans to know is that John Cena can’t be there tonight due to the beating he suffered at the hands of Lesnar in last night’s title match. Heyman continued to boast about Lesnar being a one-man wrecking machine who lives by the words “Eat Sleep Conquer John Cena.”
The Miz defeated Dolph Ziggler via count out. Cole noted that Ziggler had issues with his knee in last night’s Summerslam match. It appeared the knee gave out on him when he leapfrogged Miz at one point. At one point, the two got into it on the apron, but Miz knocked Ziggler off balance by kicking his knee, causing Dolph to hit the outside floor. The ref eventually counted out the champion. Post-match, Miz attacked Ziggler for retaining the title. Ziggler managed to hit a Zig Zag but then began to clutch at his hurt knee again.
They had a backstage interview with Jack Swagger saying he failed last night to honor and defend his country. Replays had been shown of Rusev kicking down Zeb after his win last night. Swagger said when times are tough, the American people unite. He promised to pick himself up and come out swinging tonight.
Cesaro defeated Jack Swagger via pinfall. Late in the match, Swagger managed to get Cesaro in the Ankle Lock, but Cesaro was able to get to the ropes to break it. Moments later, Cesaro hit the Neutralizer for the win. Post-match, Cesaro made fun of Swagger’s limp. Bo Dallas made an entrance and then did a promo saying Swagger let 318 million Americans down last night. He said he lost his manager, self respect and his dignity, but he can have it all back if he just “Bo-lieves.”
Renee Young interviewed Chris Jericho backstage who said Bray Wyatt is like no other competitor he’s ever face, because he has an emptiness inside him and is dead inside. He said there’s three things Wyatt will never have though: the fire inside him, a fighting spirit and the best fans in WWE history. Jericho said the fans will always be behind him no matter what he does and that’s something no one can take away.
They noted that Main Event will feature Big Show versus Erick Rowan this week.
Roman Reigns, Sheamus & Rob Van Dam defeated Randy Orton, Ryback and Curtis Axel via pinfall.
Late in the match, Reigns made a hot tag to RVD. RVD hit a variety of moves on Axel including a split-leg moonsault for a pinfall. Ryback came in to break it up, causing everyone to start brawling. Eventually, there was an exchange of various finishers in the ring, with RVD getting a Frog Splash onto Axel for the win.
They had a backstage segment with Orton walking and Ric Flair came up to him saying he wanted to talk about Roman Reigns. Orton told Flair he didn’t need his advice and to stay out of his way unless he wants to find out why they used to call him “the Legend Killer.”
Bray Wyatt had a promo backstage talking about defeating Jericho last night at SummerSlam. He said he might not have a soul, and his place on earth is collecting souls. He said Jericho can’t comprehend what he is. Bray said to “Behold the new face of salvation.” He closed with “Follow the buzzards.”
Goldust & Stardust defeated the Uso Brothers via pinfall in a non-title match.
Stardust was trying to get the hot tag to Goldust late in this one, but got cut off. Later, he ended up stealing the rollup pinfall on one of the Usos for the win.
Lana and Rusev came out to the ring to gloat about Mother Russia and Vladimir Putin after Rusev’s big win last night at SummerSlam. Mark Henry came out to interrupt talking about how he’s represented his country twice in the Olympics and never had a problem with anyone else’s country - except for the way “you two jackasses do it.” He told Rusev he’d give him a guided tour of the Hall of Pain. Henry and Rusev went back and forth with punches in the ring, but Rusev kicked Henry but then was still hurting from Swagger’s attacks on his ankle last night. Henry hit him with a World’s Strongest Slam, before hitting a running suplex to finish the segment.
They said that John Cena will return to Raw next week and address his loss to Brock Lesnar. Jerry Lawler revealed that the fans had voted a Falls Count Anywhere match as the stipulation for Rollins versus Ambrose, next.
Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose via referree’s decision in a Falls Count Anywhere match. The match lasted a bit over 20 minutes for the main event. At one point, Kane came walking down to ringside to watch the match from a chair. Rollins brought a table in the ring and was going to go for a move off the top rope with Ambrose on the table. Ambrose recovered and went up to suplerplex Rollins through the table. Kane got up, shocked and got on the apron. Ambrose knocked him off, then knocked Rollins to the outside before hitting a suicide dive on both men. When they returned to the ring, Ambrose clotheslined Rollins, then hit Dirty Deeds for a pinfall. Kane yanked Ambrose out of the ring from the pin though. Kane beat up Ambrose a bit, but Ambrose fought him off. Rollins came to the outside to attack, with Ambrose backdropping him over the crowd barricade. Eventually, Ambrose set up Rollins on the announcers table. Kane interfered again and chokeslammed Ambrose though the table. Rollins hit a Curb Stomp on the table on Ambrose. Kane then pulled a cover off some objects at ringside to reveal cinder blocks. Rollins hit a Curb Stomp on Ambrose driving his face into the blocks. The ref called for the bell saying Rollins went too far, but Rollins got the win due to referee stoppage.
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