John Cena kicked off this week’s Monday Night RAW. There’s a cage around the ring just as there was last week during Bray Wyatt’s promo. Cena seems upset as he waits for the crowd to calm down.
Cena asks why, twice. Cena asks fans why they voted him in a match against all three members of The Wyatt Family last week. A “you suck” chant starts up. Cena says time have changed, but he doesn’t blame the fans for that. Cena says he’s had some good time with the fans but through it all, good or bad, he’s never abandoned any fans and always put WWE first.
Cena asks why are the fans drawn to Wyatt. Cena knows there’s going to come a time when he has to step aside. Cena gives props to Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Cesaro and Daniel Bryan. Cena names Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn from NXT, saying they have heart and passion.
Cena says Wyatt is dangerous. Cena goes on but is interrupted by The Wyatt flash on the screen. The lights go down. A little child starts singing “the whole world in his hands” and the crowd sings along.
The lights come on and it’s not just one kid. It’s an entire kids choir on the stage, singing the song. They’re all dressed in black robes. Bray finally appears with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. Bray sings along and the kids follow him to the cage. They change it to “the whole Cenation in his hands.” The kids surround the cage and they’re all wearing sheep masks. Bray laughs from his rocking chair, with one of the kids on his knee. We go to commercial.
Match One: The Usos vs. Rybaxel (Tag Title Match)
Curtis Axel starts off with Jimmy Uso. Ryback ends up tagging in with Jey Uso and they go at it. Ryback hits a scoop slam but misses a splash. Jimmy comes in for some double teaming. They toss Ryback out of the ring and drop Axel as he runs in. The Usos run the ropes and leap out onto Ryback and Axel.
Rybaxel controls a lot of the second half of the match while Jey recovers from an injury outside the ring.
Jey eventually tags in and goes on a tear against Rybaxel, but eventually he gets taken down. The match ended when Axel hit the wrong man with the Perfectplex and Jimmy hit him with a Superfly Splash for the pin and the win.
Winners: The Usos
A video package of Kane attacking Daniel Bryan on last week’s RAW is shown. Stephanie McMahon is yet to come out and apologize to Bryan in front of everyone.
Match Two: Titus O’Neil vs. Sheamus
While Sheamus is coming out for his match and Titus attacks him from behind and beats him down the ramp as the ref pleads for them to get in the ring. Titus puts Sheamus into the barricade and then a ring post. Titus tosses him in the ring and continues the beat down.
The ref finally pulls him off and tells him to “lock it up”.
Titus obliges and the match starts. Sheamus opens up with the Brogue Kick that gets the victory.
Dolph Ziggler comes out to the ring and talks about the summer which leads to talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past. The trailer for the movie is shown and Hugh Jackman walks out.
We see the incident between Jackman and Ziggler from a while back. They make up and out comes Damien Sandow dressed as Magneto. He comes to the ring and they rag on him. Sandow is the ultimate geek here. Jackman asks to touch the cape and says it’s awesome. Sandow tries to use his magnetic powers.
A goofy sound plays and it appears Sandow is using his powers to pull the microphone from Jackman’s hand. Jackman struggles and jabs the mic at Sandow. Jackman nails a hip toss and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag. Cole says Jackman and Ziggler just saved the WWE Universe from a villain.
Match Three: Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
Cesaro takes control early and hits two big gutwrench throws early on.
Swagger goes to the floor for a break. Cesaro hits a big boot through the ropes and goes for a double ax handle off the apron. Swagger turns it around and brings Cesaro back in for a 2 count.
Swagger sends Cesaro into the ring post and nails a big clothesline for another 2 count. Swagger keeps control and goes for another pin attempt. Cesaro turns it around and nails a suplex.
Zeb grabs Cesaro’s leg, allowing Swagger to drop Cesaro. Heyman comes over and grabs Zeb’s mustache, distracting Swagger. Cesaro nails a German suplex for the win.
Zeb has words with Cesaro after the match. Heyman and Cesaro celebrate as Zeb and Swagger look on from the ramp.
Match Four: Alberto Del Rio vs. Cody Rhodes
Alberto Del Rio attacks Cody as he’s talking to Goldust. Del Rio manages to keep control of the match and knocks Cody out of the corner. Del Rio goes for a suplex for an early two-count.
Cody turns it around and nails a clothesline. Cody with a scoop slam and a pin attempt. Del Rio takes back control and back drops Cody for a 2 count. Del Rio with a headlock now.
Cody comes back and hits a dropkick. Cody misses a clothesline and Del Rio catches him in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. Del Rio with a superkick and a 2 count. Del Rio with another headlock now. Cody kicks Del Rio but gets knocked out of mid-air. Del Rio with a superkick to the face. Del Rio with the cross armbreaker now. Cody taps out to end it.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Goldust tries to talk to Cody but Cody shoves him away. Goldust follows Cody up the ramp as Del Rio celebrates in the ring.
Match Five: Alexander Rusev vs. Xavier Woods
Woods comes in with a dropkick that has almost no effect. Rusev powers Woods up and slams him to the ground with ease.
He locks in The Accolade, but Truth comes in and causes a DQ. He sends Rusev over the top rope and then Woods and Truth double team him to kick him off the apron.
Winner: Alexander Rusev
Match Six: Los Matadores vs. Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre
Both teams trade offense for a bit, tagging in and out and doing their usual stuff.
El Torito and Hornswoggle try to fight outside and Mahal takes a shot to the groin. One of the matadores holds the two apart while Slater hits a huge DDT for the pin and the win inside the ring.
Stephanie comes out to the ring and calls out Daniel Bryan’s name. His music hits and he walks out with Brie Bella. Bryan doesn’t look happy and is wearing a neck brace. He also doesn’t have the belts with him.
Fans chant Bryan’s name as he speaks from the stage. Bryan says he almost believed Stephanie when she said she wanted Kane to stop the attack last week.
Bryan says everyone knows Stephanie is full of crap. A “yes” chant starts up. Stephanie says she’s earned that, she doesn’t blame Bryan. She needs him to understand.
Stephanie says she and Triple H never wanted Bryan to be the champion, that’s no secret.
Bryan talks about how Brie felt when they were doing so many bad things to him. Stephanie goes on and says she’s incredible sorry for what’s happened. Bryan says the fans agree when he says she’s still full of crap. Another “yes” chant starts.
Stephanie says she doesn’t know how else to prove it unless Bryan comes to the ring and looks her in the eyes so she can convince him. Bryan says he’s still going to see a liar. Bryan knows Stephanie can call Kane out to do something to him or his wife.
Bryan says his head hurts bad and he can’t move his neck, but he doesn’t back down for a fight. He says doctors have cleared him for Extreme Rules and he’s not giving up. Bryan promises that if Kane takes him down, he’s taking Kane down with him… straight to hell.
Stephanie says she doesn’t even know where Kane is. She says his mask has been locked up in her office. Stephanie says maybe she can make it up and Brie can compete.
She talks about Tamina Snuka vs. Paige at Extreme Rules. However, it will be Brie vs. Paige tonight for the title. Stephanie is fine with Bryan being at ringside. Stephanie says that the match starts right now.
The camera cuts backstage and we see Kane’s mask is missing from the case.
Match Seven: Brie Bella vs. Paige (Divas Title Match)
Paige and Brie lock up, and Paige takes Brie to the mat. They trade holds and Paige jumps to her feet. Bryan is looking paranoid at ringside. Brie with a 1 count. Paige with a kick. Paige tosses Brie across the ring by her hair. Paige with stomps in the corner now. Paige with a fisherman’s suplex for a 2 count. Brie fights back but Paige shoves her into the ropes. Paige with knees to the gut on the apron. Paige screams some more and the fans pop.
Brie trips her as she gets back in the ring and then she hits Paige with a running knee to the face.
Paige and Brie are on the turnbuckle and Paige hits a superplex to put both women down. Kane’s pyro hits huge and Bryan stands in front of the aisle.
Kane comes up through the ring and grabs Brie by the leg. Bryan comes in and kicks Kane, but Kane sends him out of the ring. Kane closes in on Brie in the corner and he drags her towards the hole, but Bryan comes in and hits Kane in the face with a wrench.
Kane sits up and grabs Bryan for a Chokeslam. Brie gets back in the ring for some reason and then Kane grabs her and drags her into the hole in the ring. She kicks him off and runs away as Bryan is looked at outside the ring by officials.
Kane’s pyro hits on the stage and ring in a big explosion. Kane’s pyro is always really deafening in person.
Backstage, Bryan and Brie are in the trainer’s room. Stephanie walks in and apologizes. She asks the trainer if Bryan can compete at Extreme Rules. Bryan says he will be there and Stephanie will regret dragging his wife into this. Brie screams for Stephanie to get out and calls her a b—h. Stephanie mumbles she’s sorry and walks out with her head down.
Match Eight: WWE Intercontinental Title Tournament Final: Bad News Barrett vs. Rob Van Dam
Barrett gives one of his bad news promos before the match. The two men trade offense for the first couple minutes while the crowd has chants for both men going on.
RVD takes out Barrett outside the ring before throwing him back in for a two count. They keep trading control back-and-forth until Barrett hits a nasty kick to the gut in the corner that sends RVD to the floor in pain.
Barrett hits a big Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett keeps RVD grounded for a little while with various holds.
RVD starts to build a comeback. Cesaro comes out to the ring and Swagger comes out and takes him down.
BNB tries for the Bull Hammer, but RVD hits a kick and then Rolling Thunder. Cesaro tries to get involved again but RVD kicks him off the apron.
RVD leaps into a pair of knees and then Barrett hits the Bull Hammer for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bad News Barrett
Ric Flair walks out to the ring amidst loud cheers.
Flair shakes hands and hugs all the guys in Evolution. Flair takes the mic and talks about all the fun he’s had in St. Louis. Flair says it’s great being in the ring with men that stand for what this business is all about – dominance.
Flair talks about being with the Four Horsemen. Flair says he has seen everything come full circle, including greatness. Flair says he’s surrounded by Superstars who exemplify power, style and grace.
Flair says but what he’s talking about is The Shield. The crowd pops. Flair shakes the hands of The Shield. Evolution look on confused. Flair just leaves the ring.
Match Nine: Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton
Reigns with the early offense when an Orton clothesline sends him to the outside. They brawl on the outside and each get a shot to put each other into the barricades.
Orton takes control in the ring with some slams, but a Reigns haymaker sets up Orton for the apron dropkick. Reigns readies the Superman punch but HHH pulledo on his leg.
Ambrose and Rollines swarm HHH and Batista respectively ringside. HHH sends Ambrose over a table and makes the save on Rollins.
Back in the ring and Reigns hits the Superman Punch but then sees his buddies in trouble so he swarms HHH and Batista. The numbers game catches up on Reigns though after his initial attack. They put Reigns into the steps and HHH hits a spinebuster on Ambrose.
Orton poses and the fans pop. Batista stomps on Ambrose some more. They roll The Shield into the ring for more beatdown. Ambrose stumbles to his feet, charges and Triple H clotheslines him.
Triple H goes for a Pedigree on Ambrose but Rollins springboards in with a dropkick. The Shield fights back. Orton gets tossed to the floor. Batista gets kicked to the floor. Reigns spears Triple H and he sells it big time.
They go for the triple powerbomb on Triple H but in come Batista and Orton with chairs but they get knocked right back to the floor. Triple H escapes the ring and Orton and Batista join him on the ramp.
The Shield stand tall in the ring with chairs. RAW goes off the air with both teams staring each other down and talking trash.