Monday, July 28, 2014
The show started off with John Cena coming out to announce he would put it all on the line at Summerslam against Brock Lesnar and defeat him just like back in 2012. Paul Heyman came out to interrupt, along with Cesaro, setting up an impromptu match to start things off.
John Cena defeated Cesaro via pinfall in a non-title match. Cesaro tried for the Neutralizer late, but Cena backdropped him. Moments later, Cena was able to catch Cesaro on the ropes and hit the AA from the second rope for the win.
Paige and AJ Lee had a confrontation in the ring with AJ saying she gets that Paige is upset she took the title from her just like she did to her months ago. Paige made a bit of a remark about AJ being sort of crazy, which got AJ fired up. She ended up taking Paige down and throwing her out of the ring. Paige got back up asking why it had to be like that. She backed up the ramp as AJ got back in the ring and put the Divas title on display for Paige to see.
Triple H and Stephanie came out to talk about Steph getting arrested last week on Raw. Chris Jericho came out to make jokes including singing the “COPS’ theme song to get the crowd going. HHH told Jericho he’s going to face Bray Wyatt again, at Summerslam. He said for tonight…Seth Rollins attacked Jericho from behind with the MITB case to knock him to the stage.
The Uso Brothers & Dolph Ziggler defeated Miz, Ryback and Curtis Axel via pinfall. During the match, Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston arrived to ringside wearing dress clothes to scout the match. Ziggler eventually won the match, hitting the Zig Zag on Ryback.
R-Truth defeated Bo Dallas via pinfall. Bo cut a promo ahead of the match talking about how Truth could never be undefeated like him, and said Truth has a lot of losses in his career. He told him one day he will be victorious if all he does is Bolieve. In the match, Truth grabbed a quick rollup pinfall thirty seconds into things to win it. Post-match, Bo got on the mic and clocked Truth with it, then put the ring apron on Truth’s head and punched on him. Bo smiled some more and ran around the outside of the ring.
They had another in-ring promo involving Rusev/Lana vs. Swagger/Zeb. It ended with a fight where Rusev got the upper hand and tried for his submission hold in the ring, but Swagger avoided it and went for the Ankle Lock. Rusev avoided that, but Swagger knocked him to the outside.
Adam Rose defeated Damien Sandow via pinfall. Sandow came out in an astronaut’s suit with a space theme entrance behind him. He attacked Rose before the bell, but as soon as it sounded, Rose hit the Party Foul for the win in about 12 seconds, then danced with the Rosebuds backstage.
Roman Reigns vs Kane match never officially started. Reigns was attacked on his way to the ring by Orton. Reigns got into the ring, but Kane and Orton got the upperhand. Reigns got the Superman punch on Orton, but then Kane chokeslammed Reigns and left the ring. Orton continued the beatdown, eventually slamming him head first into the steps and then smashing him through the broadcast table to send a message.
Diego defeated Fandango via pinfall. Summer Rae, Layla and Torito were in Diego’s corner for the match. Torito distracted Fandango when he was going to go for a finisher, allowing Diego to score the rollup pinfall.
Natalya & Naomi defeated Cameron and Alicia Fox via submission. Naomi was able to get a submission hold on Cameron to make her tap out.
Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins was a no contest. Late in the match, Jericho dodged a Curb Stomp, then rolled up Rollins for a near fall. Rollins avoided Walls of Jericho, delivering a kick to knock Jericho down. Out of nowhere, Jericho hit a Codebreaker, but couldn’t score a pinfall because The Wyatt sound effect hit. When the lights came back on, The Wyatt Family stood in the ring surrounding Jericho, then beat him down. Bray did Sister Abigail on Jericho, then posed over him.
The final Raw segment had Stephanie in the ring complaining about how being arrested has hurt her and her kids. She said other parents have refused play dates with her kids over it. Brie Bella came out to ask if she was going to keep acting like a sniveling rich girl or get to her point. Eventually, Steph asked Brie to drop the charge against her, but Brie demanded her sister get a raise and she get her job back. Stephanie eventually agreed to that, but Brie told her she had one more condition, she wanted a match at Summerslam. Stephanie asked if she wanted a divas title shot or a Total Divas themed match. Brie said she wanted to face Stephanie, which prompted Steph to mention she hasn’t competed in-ring in 10 years so she can’t wrestle. Brie told her she’d see her in court. Steph tried to cry her way out of it, but eventually gave in to the demand, then slapped Brie in the face. The two got into a cat fight, with security having to pull them apart as Raw ended.