WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 29, 2015
Commentators: Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at The Authority from last week.
We’re live from Washington, DC and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins comes out with Kane, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Rollins knocks the DC crowd before talking about how he conquered Brock Lesnar last week and Suplex City was burned to the ground. Rollins says Lesnar won’t be here tonight and fans boo. Rollins talks about how Lesnar broke Noble’s ribs last week. Rollins praises Noble and tells everyone to get up and show respect to the entire Authority. Rollins calls Kane, Mercury and Noble incredible. Rollins has a gift and we see a table with something under a cloth. Rollins reveals it to be brand new Apple watches for each of them.
Rollins has something extra special for Kane. We see something taller under another cloth in the corner. Rollins says Kane has been the glue that had held WWE together for years and he’s never asked for anything. Rollins gives Kane his very first vacation. Some Hawaiian music plays as a hula band comes out to take Kane away. Kane is speechless and says this is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for him. Rollins proposes they destroy Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in tonight’s No DQ main event and the crowd cheers. Rollins brings up how he saw J&J Security arrive to the arena in a crappy rental car a few weeks ago. He says his boys travel in style and he’s got another gift for them. Rollins asks for a drum roll and has a brand new Cadillac CTS brought out for them to ride in.
Rollins takes them to the car and shows it off. The sticker price is over $55,000 and they go nuts. They’re celebrating and honking the horn when Big Show‘s music hits and out he comes to the ring.
Big Show vs. Mark Henry
Show heads to the ring as we see Mark Henry walking backstage. Rollin and The Authority continues their celebrating beside the stage as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and The Miz out for commentary. Mark Henry is out next. Big Show takes Henry right to the corner with body shots. Henry goes for the leg and hits a clothesline to knock Show down. Henry keeps him down with stomps and a headbutt. Henry with a splash for a 2 count.
Show comes back and nails a knockout punch for the win.
Winner: Big Show
– After the match, WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback rushes the ring and goes at it with Show. Ryback take the leg out and in comes The Miz. Miz drops Ryback with a big boot and runs out of the ring. Ryback takes a mic and says he’s supposed to face Miz later tonight but wants him right now. Miz refuses as fans chant “feed me more” and we go to commercial.
The Miz vs. WWE Intercontinental champion Ryback in a non-title match
Back from the break and we’ve got a match. Ryback starts in control but Miz turns it around. Ryback looks to make another comeback but Miz drops him over the top rope. Miz leaps but Ryback catches him with a long suplex, holding it for over a minute. Ryback slams Miz for a 2 count.
Miz tries to run away but Ryback throws him into the barrier. They come back in and Miz turns it around for a close 2 count. Miz with offense and a big boot to the face for another 2 count. Miz with a headlock now. Miz with a neckbreaker and a 2 count. Miz keeps control until Ryback comes back and unloads. Ryback with a spinebuster as the crowd pops. He readies for the Meathook but Miz runs out of the ring and up the ramp, to the back. Miz is counted out.
Winner by count-out: Ryback
– Still to come, our No DQ tag team main event. Back to commercial.
Paige vs. Alicia Fox
Back from the break and the Divas are out. Back and forth to start. Paige takes control and gets a few 2 counts. Brie Bella and WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella are at ringside. Paige with an armbar now.
Alicia tries to fight back but Paige cut her off for a 2 count. Alicia fights back with strikes and takes Paige to the turnbuckles. Paige ducks a clothesline and hits a Thesz Press and right hands. Alicia goes to the floor to regroup. Paige follows and is distracted by The Bellas, allowing Alicia to run her over. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Alicia is still in control. Alicia with a suplex for a 2 count. Alicia keeps control and gets another close 2 count. Alicia drops Paige with an elbow and keeps her grounded again. Paige finally fights up and hits a running knee. She unloads in the corner and makes the comeback. Paige with a dropkick and another kick for a 2 count. Paige screams about her house but gets distracted by The Bellas. She rolls through Alicia’s roll-up and gets the win.
– After the bell, Paige rushes to the ramp as The Bellas hit the ring. She screams that this is her house as we go to replays.
WWE United States title match: Cesaro vs. WWE United States champion John Cena
We go to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion John Cena. Cena tells the camera that the US Open Challenge kicks off right now. He rushes the ring and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes NXT Champion Kevin Owens to answer the challenge. We get formal ring introductions from Lilian Garcia. Owens goes to the floor for a mic and has changed his mind. He says he will just wait until Battleground. Owens says if anyone is going to take the title from Cena it will be him, or maybe this man… the music hits and out comes Cesaro as Owens sits down for commentary.
They lock up and trade holds as fans do dueling chants for Cena. They run the ropes and Cena catapults Cesaro but he lands on his feet. Cesaro ends up catching Cena for a powerslam and a pin attempt. Cena powers out of a hold but Cesaro drops him with a right hand for a 2 count. Cesaro keeps control until Cena hits a standing dropkick. Cena charges but goes down. Cesaro stomps on his chest and hits him with forearms. Cesaro with another 2 count. Cesaro with an elbow drop from the second rope for another 2 count. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro has been dominating. Cena comes back and hits his usual moves. Cesaro turns it around and waits. Cena counters and hits the springboard stunner for a close 2 count. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Cesaro lands on his feet. Cesaro lifts Cena high and nails a big uppercut for another close 2 count. Cesaro ends up countering the STF and applying the Sharpshooter. Cesaro drags Cena into the middle of the ring and locks in the hold but Cena makes it to the bottom rope. Cesaro hits the big suplex from the apron and covers for another 2 count on Cena.
Cesaro with a running uppercut in the corner. He goes for another but Cena hits a tornado DDT for a 2 count. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Cesaro with a crossbody from the top but Cena rolls through and stands up with him. Cena drops Cesaro on his face for a close 2 count. Cena goes to the top. Owens gets up from commentary and taunts Cole. Cena gets knocked off the top by Cesaro’s dropkick. Owens tells Cole that was a warning. Cesaro with a running uppercut on the floor. Cesaro brings it back in the ring for 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Cena backdrops him. Cena actually hits a Canadian Destroyer. Cesaro comes back with the Neutralizer for a 2 count. Cesaro with more uppercuts and the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro goes right into the Sharpshooter. Owens rushes the ring and breaks the hold for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: John Cena
– After the bell, Owens nails the pop-up powerbomb on Cesaro and then Cena as fans boo. Owens takes the mic and says if anyone is going to take the title, it’s him and at Battleground, it will be him. Owens raises the NXT Title and makes his exit.
– Still to come, Dolph Ziggler and Lana will go public with their relationship status. Also, our No DQ main event. Back to commercial.
– Bray Wyatt is on the big screen for another promo on Roman Reigns.
The Lucha Dragons and WWE tag team champions the Prime Time Players vs. Bo Dallas and The New Day in an 8-man tag team match
We go to the ring and out comes Sin Cara and Kalisto. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a look at The Rock’s segment with Bo Dallas in Boston this weekend. WWE Tag Team Champions Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are out next, followed by Bo Dallas. Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are out next. Kalisto starts things off with Woods. Back and forth until Kalisto hits a nice springboard arm drag out of the corner. Cara tags in for a bit of double teaming and they go at it. Cara with a springboard back elbow for a 2 count. Bo comes in but Cara takes him down with an arm drag.
Lots more back and forth. Bo gets dropped on the apron and ends up on the floor. We go to commercial with both teams arguing at ringside.
Back from the break and Sin Cara ends up making the comeback for his team by unloading on Big E. Darren Young comes in and slams Cara on top of Big E. Young drops down on Big E and covers for 2. Young keeps control of Big E until he slides out of a hold and Bo tags in. Woods gets knocked off the apron. Big E tosses Young over the top rope. Bo goes to work on Young on the floor now. Bo brings it back in and keeps Young down in the corner. Bo stomps away before tagging in Big E for more stomping. Kofi and Woods also do quick tags with lots of stomping on Young. Bo keeps Young down but Titus finally gets the hot tag. Kofi also comes in but Titus unloads and nails a huge boot. Titus gets the crowd pumped and splashes Kofi in the corner. Titus with the shoulder tackle and a pin attempt but The New Day breaks it up. The Lucha Dragons take them out. Young clotheslines Bo to the floor. Titus does the Lucha dance before Cara and Kalisto leap out onto The New Day. Kofi rolls Titus up for 2. More back and forth. Titus catches Kofi in mid-air for the big sit-down powerbomb and the win.
Winners: The Lucha Dragons and The Prime Time Players
– The Lucha Dragons do the Millions of Dollars dance with the champs after the match.
– We see Lana and Dolph Ziggler walking backstage. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler with Lana. Ziggler says at first, Lana was using him to get back at her boyfriend Rusev but he was getting to make out with a hot babe so it was a win-win. Ziggler says the situation has now changed. Lana says for years she didn’t know what a real man was but now she does. She talks about the control Rusev had over her and says she’s her own person now. Fans have been giving the “what?” treatment. Lana says they have become very good friends, no more than just friends. Lana says Ziggler is very, very passionate. Rusev’s music hits and out he comes on a crutch.
Rusev hobbles out to the stage and Summer Rae comes out just a second later. They both go to the ring and Rusev takes the mic. He says he doesn’t care about Lana anymore and never did. Rusev calls her a cold fish, saying kissing her was like kissing the ring post. Ziggler cuts him off and calls Rusev a scumbag. He refers to Lana as his girlfriend and rubs it in to Rusev. He says Rusev blew it and tells him to walk away before he breaks his other leg. Ziggler gets ready to fight as they have words. Rusev leaves to the apron and Summer takes the mic. She calls Lana a gold-digger, saying she jumped ship the moment Rusev got injured. Summer says Rusev is kind and gentle, and really cared for Lana. Summer says she’s nothing more than a two-faced conniving phony. Summer slaps Lana in the face. Lana tackles her and they have a catfight on the mat. Lana tackles Summer again and she rolls to safety on the floor with Rusev. Lana and Ziggler look on from the ring as his music hits.
– Dean Ambrose is backstage talking to a Terminator machine. Roman Reigns walks in. They talk about Bray Wyatt and tonight’s tag match. Reigns yells “let’s rage!” and storms off. Ambrose follows and we go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Cole leads us to a Terminator preview.
Neville vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out comes Neville. Sheamus is out next with his Money In the Bank briefcase.
They lock up and Sheamus takes it to the corner. Back and forth to start as they go to the mat. They get up and Neville ends up hitting a hurricanrana. He goes for another but Sheamus catches him. Neville counters and sends Sheamus over the top to the floor. Neville runs the ropes for a dive but Sheamus gets out of the way and grabs his briefcase for a breather. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Sheamus hits the rolling senton. Sheamus with more offense and a big slam. Sheamus with a headlock now. Neville tries for a comeback but Sheamus cuts him off and hits three Irish Curse backbreakers. Neville with a jawbreaker and an elbow. Neville keeps up the offense and hits Sheamus with kicks. Neville with a big running kick to the head. Neville ends up on the top and fights Sheamus off. Neville with a leap frog but he rolls through and sends Sheamus out to the floor. Neville with a moonsault from the apron onto Sheamus.
They come back in and Neville hits a springboard dropkick for a 2 count. Neville goes on and drops Sheamus in the corner. He goes up for Red Arrow but Sheamus knocks him off the top. Sheamus waits for Neville to get up and misses a Brogue Kick. Neville rolls him up for 2. Sheamus nails a Brogue for the win.
– We see a man outside polishing J&J Security’s new Cadillac. Back to commercial.
Jack Swagger vs. King Barrett
Back from the break and Jack Swagger waits in the ring. King Barrett is out next. Barrett wants to make a royal decree – going forward, all of his opponents will bow at his feet and pay respect. Barrett takes off his robe and we get the bell. He tells Swagger to bow down but Swagger tries to lock up and Barrett scrambles to the floor.
Barrett comes back in and Swagger slams him for a 2 count. Swagger keeps control and tosses Barrett across the ring from the corner. Swagger catches a big boot and applies the Patriot Lock but Barrett crawls out to the floor. Swagger meets him and works him over, throwing him into the barrier a few times. Swagger brings it back in the ring but runs into a big knee. Barrett sends Swagger face first into the turnbuckle and hits the Bullhammer for the win.
Winner: King Barrett
– After the match, Barrett stands over Swagger with his crown, robe and scepter.
No DQ tag team match: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and Kane
Back from the break and out comes Roman Reigns through the crowd. Dean Ambrose is out next. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is out next with just Kane. We hear a horn start going off and see J&J Security in their Cadillac to the side of the stage. They get out and head to the ring with Kane and Rollins.
The bell rings and they all start going at it. Ambrose and Rollins, Kane and Reigns. Ambrose mounts Rollins with right hands in the corner. Ambrose clotheslines Rollins to the floor and then dives out, sending Rollins into the barrier. Ambrose goes in and trades shots with Kane. Reigns and Ambrose take turns on Kane now. Reigns slams Kane. Ambrose goes up in the corner and Rollins pushes him to the floor. Reigns chases Rollins around and back in the ring but runs into a big boot from Kane. Rollins throws Ambrose into the barrier and Kane stomps on Reigns in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins has Reigns down with a headlock. Reigns looks to make a comeback and Rollins misses a splash in the corner. Kane tags in and stops Reigns from tagging. Kane runs into a boot in the corner. Reigns with a big clothesline off the corner. Fans chant for Reigns as he crawls for a tag. Rollins and Ambrose tag in at the same time. Ambrose unloads and sends Rollins to the corner. Ambrose stomps away and nails a bulldog. Ambrose knocks Kane off the apron and backdrops Rollins to the floor. Ambrose goes up top and drops an elbow on Kane and Rollins. Ambrose tosses Mercury over the barrier. Noble is also down. Ambrose with a big clothesline on Rollins on the floor as fans cheer. Ambrose rolls Rollins in and goes under the ring for a table as fans pop again.
Ambrose slides the table in but J&J pull it out. Rollins with a roll-up for 2. Rollins with a big kick for 2 as Reigns breaks the pin. Reigns with a powerbomb on Rollins Kane runs in but Reigns hits a big clothesline. Mercury hits Reigns with a kendo stick but Reigns takes it from him and beats him and Kane with it several times. Reigns with a Superman punch on Mercury and Kane. Rollins comes flying of the top and also takes a Superman punch to a big pop. The graphic flashes and when the lights come back on, Bray Wyatt is unloading on Reigns on the floor. He tosses Reigns into the announce table and the steps before beating on him some more. Wyatt slams Reigns hard on the announce table as referees back him off.
Ambrose is left in the ring with Kane and Rollins. He turns around and fights off a chokeslam. Ambrose drops Kane with a big clothesline. Rollins stops Dirty Deeds on Kane. Kane stops Dirty Deeds on Rollins and chokeslams Ambrose. Rollins nails a Pedigree and covers Ambrose for the win.
Winners: Kane and Seth Rollins
– After the match, Mercury and Noble come in the ring to celebrate. Rollins tells them to bring the table in the ring and they set it up in the corner. Rollins readies for a powerbomb but Reigns runs back in and makes the save. He fights everyone off and beats Rollins down in the corner. Reigns turns around to a chokeslam from Kane. Rollins talks trash and slaps Reigns around. He trips Rollins and beats on him to a pop. Reigns fights everyone off again and clears the ring. They surround the ring again and this time beat Reigns down. Reigns still manages to fight back. Kane tries for another chokeslam but it’s blocked. Rollins takes the knee out and Reigns still fights them off. Kane hits another chokeslam and they stomp on Reigns. J&J raise Reigns up and Rollins powerbombs him through the table in the corner. Rollins talks more trash and hits a Pedigree. Rollins raises his title as fans boo. The Authority leaves the ring as Bray Wyatt comes back down the ramp.
Wyatt enters the ring and picks Reigns up, dropping him with Sister Abigail. RAW goes off the air with Wyatt posing over Reigns as fans boo.