Monday, August 3, 2015
WWE Champ Seth Rollins came out and talked some trash about breaking Cena’s nose, and then said tonight he’s kicking off the first ever Open Challenge for his title. He said “come get some” and waited in the ring. Jo Jo interviewed him in the ring about who he might face. Rollins joked that the competitor must be under 6-0 tall and under 200 lbs. At first, El Torito’s music hit, but then it stopped and out came Neville.
Seth Rollins defeated Neville via pinfall to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title. In the match which lasted over 13 minutes, Neville was able to gain control and hit the Red Arrow on Rollins late. However, Rollins got a foot up on the rope to prevent a 3 count. Neville went for another Red Arrow, but Rollins moved away and then hit The Pedigree for the win.
New Day & The Ascension defeated Lucha Dragons & El Matadores via pinfall. Big E and Kingston represented New Day with Woods on the outside. Late in the match, Big E beat up several of the wrestlers at ringside. Xavier Woods tried to get involved in the match but Torito went after him. Torito got knocked off the apron and the distraction allowed Kingston to score the winning pin on Kalisto.
Charlotte & Becky Lynch defeated The Bella Twins via submission. Nikki hit a Spinebuster on Charlotte late but only got the two count. Charlotte was able to recover and put on the Figure Eight to make Nikki tap out. Cole noted that Charlotte just made the Divas champ tap.
The Miz hosted MizTV and brought up how Piper’s Pit paved the way for his own show. He said he will be the next Intercontinental Champion soon and suggested Ryback should do the honorable thing and vacate the title just like Daniel Bryan did when he was hurt. Miz had Kevin Owens as his first guest on the show. They talked about Cesaro and Owens said he thinks he’s jealous of him. Cesaro came out to interrupt without Miz introducing him. He talked about Owens being disrespectful. Owens said he’s done more in a few months than Cesaro’s done in all the years he’s been in WWE. Cesaro challenged Owens to a match. Miz tried to put his two cents in but Owens told him to let the people who could actually fight handle it. He shoved Miz into Cesaro on his way out. Cesaro started to fight Owens and went for a Cesaro Spin but Owens managed to get out of the ring.
Rusev defeated Mark Henry via pinfall. Summer Rae was ringside. Rusev managed to hit a kick to the face on Henry then pinned him. He kicked him again post-match.
Bray Wyatt interrupted the announce team for a promo. He talked some trash about Roman Reigns with Luke Harper standing by. Harper finished things saying they warned Ambrose and he chose wrong.
King Barrett defeated Zack Ryder via pinfall. Barrett was able to come back after a Broski Boot from Ryder. He hit a Bull Hammer and got the win.
Paul Heyman stood in the ring and set up footage of Undertaker picking a fight with Lesnar this time. They showed the big brawl between the two of them on Raw. Heyman introduced his client and Lesnar came to the ring and threw a part of the ring steps into the ring for good measure. He stood on the ring steps in the ring as Heyman continued the promo. He mentioned that Taker wanted a WM31 rematch with Brock but never got it because Vince turned him down knowing the same thing would happen again. Heyman told Taker he is “going to Suplex City” and will need an ambulance, a hospital and a year to recover. He said Lesnar will end his career and Taker will rest in piece at the hands of the conqueror.
Paige defeated Naomi via submission. Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Tamina and Sasha were all ringside. Naomi was in control late but Paige hit a cross body block. She eventually locked the PTO on to make Naomi tap.
Eden interviewed Stardust backstage. He said if Neville isn’t going to be his hero, then who will. He mimicked a bow and arrow. They showed a graphic indicating that actor Stephen Arnell from the CW show “Arrow” will be at Raw next week.
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Randy Orton defeated Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Sheamus via pinfall. Ambrose wore a Piper's Pit shirt in honor of the late Roddy Piper. The close of the match saw Reigns hit a Samoan Drop on Sheamus, followed by a few clotheslines and one that sent him out of the ring. Later, Orton was able to hit an RKO on Wyatt. Reigns hit a spear on Sheamus in the ring for the pinfall. Orton, Reigns and Ambrose all shook hands post-match to celebrate.