WWE RAW Opener:
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at last week’s Raw.
– We are in Atlanta, Georgia and your announcers are Byron Saxton, Michael Cole, and Corey Graves.
Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring.
She says it is about time that Raw starts off with a Banks Statement from the WWE Women’s Champion. Last year during SummerSlam weekend, the WWE Universe went home talking about Bayley and the Boss because they stole the show. They didn’t just steal the show, they owned the show. This year won’t be any different. The reign of the Boss has just begun and she will get the W against Charlotte at SummerSlam.
Charlotte’s music interrupts and the former champion makes her way to the ring.
Sasha asks Charlotte if she is mad and says Charlotte looks different. Where is all of your gold? Sasha says she made Charlotte tap out last week. Sasha wants to know where Charlotte’s little friend is.
Charlotte tells Sasha to get over herself. She does not need Dana to beat her. She does not need her dad to beat Sasha. At SummerSlam, she will beat Sasha all by herself. Charlotte reminds everyone she was the very best for over 300 days. You capitalized on one mistake. It is one thing to take home the prom king, but it takes another to put a ring on his finger. Charlotte calls Sasha a one night stand.
Sasha points out that Charlotte is the daughter of Ric Flair and if it wasn’t for a one night stand, Charlotte wouldn’t even be here.
Chris Jericho interrupts with a litany of quiets.
Chris calls Sasha a disrespectful little punk. He was minding his own business when he heard you talking to Charlotte like that. Charlotte is royalty. Charlotte is Ric Flair’s daughter but she has outdone anything that Ric has ever done. Who has Ric Flair ever beaten? Chris says that he knows who Charlotte is going to beat at SummerSlam.
Chris wonders what makes her a boss. He says that Sasha is a boss of purple haired teeny bopper idiots. Maybe you are the boss because you are somehow related to Snoop Dogg. Is it Puff Daddy or Vanilla Ice this week?
Enzo Amore’s music plays and he comes out and he introduces himself.
Enzo asks Sasha how is she doing. Enzo says there are times when he likes to do things on his own. He says that he is a G and Sasha is a boss and he says he has the hot sauce. He says he would like to do some business with her. He suggests a Certified G Deposit.
Sasha and Enzo go back and forth with How You Doin’s.
Charlotte tells Sasha to go for it. Charlotte says that there is one word to describe Enzo’s love life.
Before Chris and Charlotte can spell, Enzo talks about haters.
Enzo says it is like passing a kidney stone listening to Jericho.
Jericho tells the Hip Hop Hobbit one time that he better watch it.
Enzo wants to know what he should watch.
Jericho tells Enzo . . . IT
Enzo says for him to think before he speaks is like wiping his butt before he poops. He tells Bon Jovi this is his life and this isn’t a DirecTV commercial and he does not have the power to turn back time. If he could, he would turn back time to stop Jericho from buying that scarf.
While Jericho rambles, Mick Foley’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage.
Mick says he cares how they are doin’. He might not be THE BOSS, but he is your boss. Mick says him and Enzo are practically brothers. Mick mentions that Enzo appears on his WWE Network show. Sasha appears as well and she set the bar mighty high by defeating Charlotte. Mick says he cannot wait to see Charlotte and The Boss in the ring again. It is going to happen tonight. Mick says we are going to have the first mixed tag team match of the New Era. Chris Jericho and Charlotte will face Enzo Amore and Sasha Banks.
Mick says that match takes place right now, but first… We go to commercial.
Enzo Amore and Sasha Banks vs. Chris Jericho and Charlotte
The men start off and Enzo with a hammer lock and Jericho gets to the ropes and throws a tantrum. Jericho with a kick and side head lock. Enzo with a drop kick and arm drags. Jericho goes across the ring to seek comfort from Charlotte and she tags in. Sasha with a series of near falls with roll ups. Sasha with a back slide for a near fall. Charlotte with chops but Sasha avoids one and chops Charlotte. Sasha with a wrist lock and uses the ropes for an arm drag. Charlotte tries for a back drop but Sasha with a rollup.
Jericho tags in and we get a double clothesline from Sasha and Enzo as Jericho and Charlotte go over the top rope to hte floor. Sasha and Enzo with suicide dives and we go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho wtih chops to Enzo. Jericho with kicks and he slaps Enzo. We see Jericho with a running double sledge to the back during the commercial break. Enzo with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Jericho charges into the corner but Enzo sends Jericho into the turnbuckles. Enzo with punches and a cross body for a near fall. Enzo with a face buster and he gets a near fall. Jericho with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Jericho catches Enzo off the turnbuckels and tries for the Walls of Jericho and he locks it in.
Enzo gets to the ropes and Chris releases the hold. Enzo with a forearm from the apron and he goes up top and Jericho with a drop kick. Charlotte tags in and Sasha with clotheslines and a drop kick. Sasha puts Charlotte on the middle ropes and hits a double knee drop and gets a near fall. Charlotte misses a clothesline and has a kick blocked. Sasha with a kick and she hits a lungblower but Dana gets on the apron. Charlotte with a rollup for a near fall. Sasha rolls through for a near fall. Sasha slaps Jericho and then Charlotte hits Natural Selection for the three count.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Charlotte
After the match, Jericho hits a Codebreaker on Enzo and Colin makes his way to the ring. Jericho gets out of the ring and he leaves wtih Charlotte and Dana. We go to commercial.
– We are back wtih footage from the Teen Choice Awards and the Bellas.
Braun Strowman vs. Evan Anderhold
Byron Saxton asks Evan Anderhold why is he facing Braun Strowman. He says he is getting a thousand dollars for facing him and five thousand if he wins.
Strowman with a biel and a running shoulder tackle. Strowman with an Irish whip and a splash to the back. Strowman with a reverse choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Mick and Stephanie talk about Braun Strowman. She gives Mick praise for the mixed tag match. Mark Henry enters the room and he has his Raw Shirt on. Stephanie mentions that Mark is the WWE ambassador to the Rio Olympics. Mark says his creative juices are flowing and he has made some renovations to the Hall of Pain and it is time for a grand reopening. Stephanie says that Mark was brought in more as a mentor. Mark says he knows there was no disrespect by Stephanie but he is not done. He is a multi time World Champion and an Olympian. Mick says that Mark can go for some gold. He will face Rusev tonight. Mark says he will bring the US Title back to the United States because that is what he do.
– Goldust stops R Truth from playing Pokemon Go for a moment and tells him that he will help him catch Pokemon in the ring. We go to commercial.
Golden Truth vs. The Shining Stars
Primo and Goldust start things off and they lock up and Goldust with an arm drag and wrist lock but Truth is still playing with his phone. Goldust with a clothesline and punch. Goldust with a drop down punch to Primo and Epico comes off the turnbuckles into a reverse atomic drop. Primo wtih a shot to the back and he hits a splash to teh back and tags in Epico who hits a slingshot splash and punches Goldust. Epico with an Irish whip and Goldust with a boot and power slam.
Truth catches a Pokemon and he celebrates so much that Truth moves when Goldust dives for the tag. Truth drops his phone and he goes after it, allowing Epico to get the three count with a rollup.
Winners: Epico and Primo
We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Michael Cole is in the ring and he talks about the week that his guest had. He brings out Finn Balor.
Michael mentions Finn being a first round draft pick and he says Finn proved it was not a fluke. Finn agrees that it has been a wild couple of weeks. He says he knew that he had to come to Raw and make an impact. He knew that coming here meant a lot of things.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Rollins introduces Finn. He says Finn is a former NXT Champion. He wasn’t the first one because that was Seth Rollins. He says Finn was picked in the first round, but he wasn’t the first overall pick.
Last week, Finn shocked the world when he pinned Roman Reigns. Seth says that was admirable and he had a career threatening injury and came back on his first night back and beat Roman Reigns for the WWE Title. He calls Finn a cheap remake of Seth Rollins.
Finn says some of the things you say are true. You were the first to do some of those things. Finn says he will beat Seth at SummerSlam and become the first WWE Universal Champion.
Seth says that Finn is funny, but he is not a comedian. That is like expecting the Braves to win the World Series. He tells Finn he has beaten a lot of people and NXT would not be where it is today without Finn Balor. Seth tells Finn this is his show and this is his ring. He tells Finn that he is the man.
Balor says that he has been watching Seth for a while and he thought Seth’s laugh was bad, but hearing it live is annoying. He says that everywhere he has been, someone said they were the man. Finn says he beat that person to be the man.
Seth says you have never faced anyone like him. He is stronger, faster, and the most resiliant in the industry. If you want an idea, get on the WWE Network and watch his sweet special. Maybe he can watch when Seth faces Sami Zayn and makes an example of him.
Finn says there is one thing that is different about them. Finn says he earned his title match while Seth had it handed to him.
Seth says he has never had anything handed to him. He will be handed the WWE Universal Title when he beats Finn.
Finn says the only thing that Seth will have handed to him is his ass.
Seth tries to punch Finn but Finn blocks it and Finn with a Pele Kick and Seth goes to the floor.
– Still to come, The New Day vs. The Club. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have requested that only two members of The New Day be allowed out. Also, Mark Henry vs. Rusev with gold on the line. Back to commercial.
WWE United States Title Match: Mark Henry vs. Rusev
Back from the break and Lana is in the ring. She introduces her new husband and the only man that can have her, WWE United States Champion Rusev. Mark Henry is out next. We get formal introductions from JoJo.
They lock up and Henry pushes Rusev into the corner. Henry and Rusev with punches. Henry wtih an Irish whip and biel. Henry with a slam to Rusev. Henry with a head butt and he goes to the floor. Rusev wtih forearms but Henry with a shoulder tackle. Henry with a splash to the back and he goes through the ropes. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rusev is back in control. Rusev stomps on Henry’s back and he sets for the Accolade but Henry blocks it with one of his arms. Henry gets to his knees and he snap mares Rusev. Henry with a clothesline or two. Henry misses a boot and Rusev with a spinning heel kick and a jumping thrust kick to the back of the head. Rusev stomps on the back and he applies the Accolade and Henry taps out.
After the match, Rusev gets on the mic and he says this is your American hero who represented you at the Olympic games. He says the Olympic committee are cowards and they suspend the Russians and Bulgarians so the Americans can win. That is why no man can take his United States Champion away from him. He is a Super Athlete and a natural born winner.
Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage and then to the ring.
Roman gets in Rusev’s face and they exchange some words, but nothing audible over the arena’s sound system.
Rusev tries to leave the ring and Roman blocks his path.
Rusev backs up and appears to leave but Rusev punches Reigns. Reigns with a flying clothesline and he sets for the Superman punch but Rusev leaves the ring. Reigns comes off the ring steps with a Superman punch. Rusev joins Lana at the top of the ramp as Reigns looks on from ringside.
We have a Nia Jax video package. She says she is a force that cannot be stopped. We go to commercial.
– We are back and we see what happened during the Raw Pre Show when Titus wondered when was Darren ever great.
Darren Young (with Bob Backlund) vs. Titus O’Neil
They lock up and Darren backs Titus into the corner and Titus with a shoulder tackle when Darren gives a clean break. Titus offers his hand and Darren kicks it away. Titus goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Darren lands on his feet and he connects with a forearm. Darren is sent into the turnbuckles and Titus with a chop. Titus catches Darren off the turnbuckles and hits a few back breakers before tossing Darren aside.
Titus with a splash into the corner for a near fall. Titus with a chop. Darren with a kick and chops but Titus with a knee to the midsection. Titus with an accordion slam and he gets a near fall. Titus with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Darren with punches and Titus with a slam. Darren goes for a sunset flip as a counter for Clash of the Titus. Darren with a kick but Titus with a forearm. Titus avoids a Gutcheck and gets the three count with a rollup and a handful of tights.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
After the match, Backlund tells the referee that Titus grabbed the tights.
Stephanie gives Mick a brand new tablet and it has its own Raw sticker. Sheamus wants to know what is going on. Sheamus wants to know why Mark Henry is getting a United States Title match when they are looking past a four time WWE Champion.
Cesaro stops by and he says the people in the Cesaro Section do not want to see him. Stephanie has seen enough and she mentions that they both said they wanted to go to Smackdown.
Foley says that Cesaro was a top five pick but he says the medical records hurt his draft position. Foley says he knows how tough Sheamus is. Instead of channeling your frustration against him and Stephanie do it in the ring and whoever impresses them the most earns a future title match.
– Nia Jax walks in the back as we go to commercial.
– We are back and Bob Backlund argues with Titus O’Neil and then Darren Young attacks Titus.
Nia Jax vs, Ariel Monroe
Nia sends Monroe to the turnbuckles and then she clotheslines Ariel as she pulls her off the turnbuckles. Nia pushes Ariel down when she goes for a cross body. Nia with an elbow drop. Ariel with a forearm and Nia gets Ariel up for a power slam. Nia with a Jericho cover for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Byron asks Nia how does it feel to be in a WWE ring. Nia splashes Ariel and Nia asks Bryon to ask her how it feels.
Tom Phillips is in the interview area with Sami Zayn. He asks Sami about his match with Seth Rollins and Seth’s comments from earlier. Sami says he has battled wtih Seth for years and his one weakness is that he has a big mouth. Sami says that everyone saw what he did with Kevin Owens at Battleground. He has closed that part of his career. Sami says he will prove himself to Seth tonight.
– The New Day figure out who does not get to wrestle tonight and it appears that Xavier pulled the wrong fruit out of the bag. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
The New Day make their way to the ring.
Kofi says they saw the footage. Anderson and Gallows jumped them like a bunch of bald headed cowards. They filed a complaint against the New Day so one person will be banned from ringside. Big E wants to know who made that decision. Xavier says they had to play a game of Bag of Fruit to see who would not be in the match tonight. Since he picked the unmatching fruit, he will not be in the match tonight. The New Day show the banana and orange structure that could be a bit inappropriate. Xavier says that he will not be able to wrestle in front of his family, but he will be able to enjoy a big bowl of BOOTY-Os.
The Clucb vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston (Xavier Woods is banned from ringside)
Anderson and Big E start and Big E with an elbow and an Irish whip but Anderson gets his knee up as Big E charges into the corner. Anderson kicks Big E. Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex and then he sends Gallows over the top rope to the floor. Kofi is pulled off the apron when Big E tries for the tag and Anderson hits Big E from behind. Anderson and Gallows do a tandem finger gesture and Big E with a rollup.
Winners: Big E and Kofi Kingston
After the match, Gallows and Anderson attack Kofi and Big E. Xavier comes to the ring and he is stopped. Gallows gets Big E on his shoulders and Anderson with a flying boot to the head. They give Big E a second one.
Xavier pulls Anderson to the floor but Gallows grabs Woods by the hair and Anderson with a knee to the head. Anderson and Gallows pull Big E ding ding first into the ring post. We go to commercial.
– We are back and we take a look at what happened to the New Day after they beat Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. We see Big E is holding his groinal region and he says he is fine.
Cesaro vs. Sheamus
They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock take down. Cesaro with a head scissors and Sheamus escapes. Cesaro with a wrist lock. Sheamus and Cesaro exchange European uppercuts. Sheamus with a kick and knee followed by a running double sledge. Cesaro wtih a series of European uppercuts followed by an Irish whip and running European uppercut. Cesaro with one more and then Sheamus slides to the floor and Cesaro goes to the apron and hits a cannonball off the apron.
Sheamus sends Cesaro into the ring post and Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl slam onto the apron. Sheamus with forearms to the chest followed by a short arm clothesline. Sheamus goes up top and hits a flying shoulder tackle and gets a near fall. Sheamus with a suplex throw and then he kicks Cesaro in the back of the neck. Cesaro with a dead lift vertical suplex. Cesaro charges at Sheamus and Sheamus gets Cesaro on his shoulders and hits a Finlay Slam. Sheamus kicks Cesaro and slaps him in the head.
Cesaro with a head butt adn Cesaro with a springboard corkscrew European uppercut. Cesaro signals for the giant swing but Sheamus kicks Cesaro in the shoulder and gets a near fall. Cesaro with a Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.
– Still to come, Brock Lesnar. Back to commercial.
– We are back and officials have to hold Sheamus and Cesaro apart.
In the Arena:
Heath Slater comes out to the ring and he is with Jinder Mahal. He says it is not his fault that Raw and Smackdown do not want to sign the biggest free agent today. He wants everyone to put their hands together for one of his best friends Jinder Mahal. He says you are not going to break up the band. 2MB will set Monday Night Raw on FIRE.
Mick Foley comes out and he says this is a surprise since neither of them are on the Raw roster. Mick suggests a ‘Battle of the Band’. They compete against each other in a match.
Slater says they don’t need a referee. You cannot break up the band. Mick says the Raw roster is stacked and he has one position open. The winner will get a contract to join Raw. Slater asks Foley if dangling a contract will break up the band.
Jinder tells the referee to ring the bell.
Jinder Mahal vs. Heath Slater
Slater turns around into a boot and Mahal gets the three count.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
After the match, Jinder goes to the stage and shakes Foley’s hand as Slater looks on shocked from the ring.
Tom Phillips is with Chris Jericho and he asks Chris if he is afraid he is a marked man. Chris says Enzo is the marked man. He says Enzo interrupted him when he was talking about his friend Charlotte. He says Enzo called him Jon Bon Jovi. He takes care of Enzo and his big puppet Cass comes to check on him. Chris says Enzo will not be doing too good. Enzo might have someone to watch his back, but so does Chris.
Tom asks Chris who is going to watch his back. Jericho ignores the question and then he says Jimin Marvinluten. Kevin Owens stops by and he tells Chris he made up that name. Kevin says he has Chris’ back. Chris tells Tim that Kevin Owens had his back. We go to commercial.
Sami Zayn vs. Seth Rollins
We go to the ring and out first comes Seth Rollins. Sami Zayn is out next.
They lock up and Rollins backs Zayn into the corner and Rollins punches and kicks Zayn instead of giving a clean break. Rollins punches Zayn and chops him. Zayn leaps over Rollins and hits a single leg drop kick. Zayn with chops. Rollins goes to the floor and Zayn follows Rollins to the floor. Rollins with a kick and punch. Rollins Irish whips Zayn to the ringside barrier and Zayn leaps onto the barrier and hits a quebrada. Zayn sends Rollins into the ring and Rollins rolls to the floor. Rollins with a knee to Zayn and then he sends Zayn into the ringside barrier a few times. Rollins with a knee drop as they return to the ring.
Rollins with a hard Irish whip. Rollins with an Irish whip and Zayn goes to the apron and he drops Rollins on the top rope and goes up top but Rollins hits the ropes and Zayn is crotched on the top rope. Rollins with a running forearm and Zayn falls to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a reverse chin lock but Zayn with an arm drag. Rollins with Slingblade but he takes too long and Zayn with a rollup for a near fall. Zayn with punches but Rollins with a kick and he goes for a pedigree but Zayn blocks it. Rollins with a buckle bomb and Rollins takes too long for the super kick and Zayn with a clothesline. Zayn with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Rollins blocks a Blue Thunder Bomb but Zayn is able to hit a Blue Thunder Bomb on the second attempt and he gets a near fall. Rollins tries to leave the ring and Zayn grabs him. Rollins with an elbow and an enzuigiri. Zayn escapes a Pedigree and he hits a wrist clutch tornado DDT. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick but Rollins sees it coming and Rollins goes to the floor. Zayn with a plancha onto Rollins.
Zayn goes up top and Rollins with a kick. Rollins tries for the Pedigree but Zayn with a back body drop. Zayn misses a Helluva Kick and Rollins with a Pedigree for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match, Rollins stands tall.
– We see Paul Heyman coming out of Brock Lesnar’s locker room and he’s all smiles. Heyman tells Lesnar he will see him out there. Back to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Paul Heyman introduces himself and he says that he knows you have been sitting on the edge of your seats to see the greatest combat sports athlete. Paul introduces the Beast of the Broctogon and the Viper Slayer… Brock Lesnar!
Paul says on August 21st from the Barclays Center his client BROCK LESNAR will entertain you. Paul questions whether he advocated his client will entertain you? Brock’s form of entertainment is not the same style of entertainment they try to market and sell in the WWE. BROCK LESNAR’s form of entertainmetn is politically incorrect and… violent.
Paul says he is not supposed to say that word but he is standing next to Brock Lesnar and he can say any damn word he wants to say. Brock is not here to put his stamp on the new era. He does not have to step up to the new era. The new era needs to step up to Brock Lesnar. Brock is not here to curry favor with Mick Foley, Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon, or any one in the locker room. That means Randy Orton.
Paul asks Brock if he heard of Randy Orton. He is a third generation superstar. He is a twelve time WWE Champion. He possesses the great equalizer, the RKO. They say Randy is one RKO away from victory. They say if Randy Orton hits an RKO on Brock, Randy will shock the world the way that Brock shocked the world at Wrestlemania 30.
Where does Randy Orton get these ideas? Maybe they are the voices in his head. Paul asks how many of these voices are telling you that Brock Lesnar is going to beat your ass at SummerSlam and drag you down to Suplex City. If those voices are not telling you that, those voices are full of mularkey. If your voices are telling you that and you are not listening to them, Paul asks Randy to listen to the wise old Jew. Randy Orton is going to beat your ass and drag you down to Suplex City.
Paul says that they should take the victory out of the equation. Maybe they should talk about survival. Maybe you won’t go to the hospital. Maybe you will wrestle again in the year 2016. You will not get Brock in the position for the RKO. Orton appears in the ring out of nowhere and nails a RKO outta nowhere.
The crowd erupts as Orton lays Lesnar down. He retreats through the crowd. Stephanie and Foley come down with security and referees, calling for security to handle Orton but he’s already gone through the crowd. Orton stands tall with the fans as Lesnar looks up at him. Stephanie is yelling blame on Shane McMahon and yelling for security to get Orton out. Fans chant “RKO” as Orton and Lesnar stare each other down. RAW goes off the air with Orton getting hype.