Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, August 24th, 2015 (USA Network)
Location: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Results by Matt Boone
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE RAW Opener:
This week’s show opens up with Seth Rollins and Triple H at WWE Headquarters. Rollins brags about being the WWE and U.S. Champion. Triple H tells Rollins he belongs with Bruno Sammartino, Ultimate Warrior and Andre The Giant, the three WWE legends who have statues at WWE Headquarters.
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Kick Off The Show
From there, the regular RAW intro video plays and then Brock Lesnar’s music plays inside the Barclays Center. Out walks Lesnar with his advocate, Paul Heyman. Neither man looks happy.
Heyman brags about Lesnar being the first man to ever tap out The Dead Man. He talks about Lesnar taking Taker to Suplex City. He talks more about the Kimura, showing highlights of the controversial false finish, and then complaining about injustice.
Heyman continues to complain, saying Lesnar doesn’t blame the incompetant referee or even the compassionate time keeper. He talks about having enough material to go on for all three hours tonight. The fans all chant “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
Then, Heyman talks about how after Lesnar already beat Taker, Taker low-blowed him and put him in Hell’s Gate. Heyman goes on and on about how that is not right and what really happened was Lesnar won and he was cheated.
He goes on to talk about Undertaker collapsing on his way back to the backstage area last night, the same way he collapsed at WrestleMania. He said it’s all over the internet. Heyman finally gets to the point and says the reason they are out here is because Lesnar wants to fight Taker one more time.
Heyman says they’re not out here to issue a challenge for WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, the Survivor Series, for Madison Square Garden, Night Of Champions, or Tuesday through Sunday. Not in church and sure not in heaven. Heyman says Lesnar challenges Taker to do this — hey yo — Brooklyn style, right here, tonight. Now! Now! Now! Heyman keeps freaking out as Lesnar takes his shirt off and starts bouncing around getting ready to fight.
Brock Lesnar Takes Bo Dallas To “Suplex City”
Instead of Undertaker, Bo Dallas’ music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He takes a victory lap around the ring. He gets in the ring on the mic and mocks Lesnar for dreaming that he beat Undertaker. He says he can in the future, all he has to do is Bo-Lieve.
Dallas stuck around too long. Lesnar smirked and then proceeded to take Dallas to “Suplex City,” to the delight of 15,000+ fans in Brooklyn, New York. Lesnar suplexes Dallas over and over and over and over and over and over again.
Just when you think Lesnar is done, the fans chant “One More Time! One More Time!” Lesnar happily obliges. Lesnar leaves as Dallas lays beaten down in the ring. Heyman joins Lesnar and the two walk up the aisle. Heyman whispers something in Lesnar’s ear, so Lesnar simply turns around and heads back to the ring.
Lesnar’s music stops playing and Lesnar re-enters the ring. He picks up a completely lifeless Bo Dallas and takes him right back to Suplex City. Now he’s had enough and he walks away with Heyman again as his music plays.
Heyman says something and then says, “For me!” He points to the ring and Lesnar turns around calmly again and walks back to the ring as his music cuts off again. Lesnar re-enters the ring and takes Dallas’ lifeless body to Suplex City again and again. As Lesnar hoists Dallas up for an F-5, Heyman shouts on the mic, “Bo, I want you to know — Brock Bo-Lieves!” Lesnar F-5’s Dallas down, his music plays again and this time he and Heyman leave for real.
The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day
When we return from the break, we hear The New Day backstage doing their pre-walk-out talking gimmick. Finally, the new WWE Tag-Team Champions emerge through the curtain. They babble the whole way to the ring as usual, this time bragging about being the feature presentation. With that said, Xavier Woods comes out badly playing the trombone. Big E. tries to sing a remixed version of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” replacing the words with “New Day, New Day!”
Already in the ring are their opponents for tonight, The Lucha Dragons. Kalisto kicks things off for his team while Kofi Kingston starts for his. Kalisto gets both Kingston and Big E. on the floor and hits a big splash on them. Sin Cara does as well. The lead the fans in “Lucha! Lucha!” chants as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, the action is still ongoing inside the ring. Xavier Woods plays the trombone outside the ring as Big E. hits one of the Dragons and pins him.
Winners: The New Day
After The Match: The Dudley Boyz Return
After the match, as The New Day are celebrating in the ring, out of nowhere, The Dudley Boyz’ music hits and out comes Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley. The Dudley Boyz are back!
Backstage: The Authority & Seth Rollins
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are looking at the new Seth Rollins statue. They actually show it and then cover it up before Seth Rollins walks in. Rollins promises not to peak behind the curtain. He sucks up to The Authority a bunch as usual.
Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper
We return to the ring where Roman Reigns’ music hits. Reigns makes his way through the crowd as usual. Michael Cole informs us that Reigns will team with Dean Ambrose to take on Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper in a SummerSlam rematch. On that note, we head to a commmercial break.
We’re back from the break and we see Reigns standing in the ring waiting. His music fades down, Dean Ambrose’s music kicks on and out comes “The Lunatic Fringe.” Out next are their opponents for tonight, Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Wyatt and Harper make their way to the ring together.
The bell sounds and here we go. Ambrose kicks things off for his team while Harper starts for his team. Ambrose takes out Harper and then knocks Wyatt on the floor. He dives onto Wyatt. Harper then dives onto Ambrose. Reigns comes around and helps even up the score. Ambrose and Reigns establish control over Wyatt and Harper as we head to a mid-match commercial.
As the action continues once we return to the break, we get to the finish. The lights go out, The Wyatt Family cut-in thing happens and when the lights come back on, a big Wyatt Family looking dude is on the ring apron wearnig a black sheep mask. He takes it off and the guy looks like an even bigger version of Bray Wyatt with the giant beard, dirty looking clothes, etc. He proceeds to beat down Reigns and choke him out, finishing him with his weird powerbomb-style finisher. He does the same to Ambrose. All three Wyatt Family members pose and we head to a commercial break.
Winners: No Contest (or DQ win for Reigns-Ambrose due to interference)
MizTV With Team P.C.B.
When we return from the break, after some replays of what just happened with the new Wyatt Family, we see The Miz in the ring with his MizTV setup.
Miz then introduces his guests for MizTV tonight, Team P.C.B. With that said, out comes Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch.
The gang talks about Ric Flair. Miz says he knows her dad well because he taught him the Figure Four and then he perfected it. Charlotte mocks Miz for being nowhere near as good as Ric Flair.
Paige says what they’re trying to get across is that they’re not materialistic women, they’re here to prove that this is the era of the female athlete. She says they will keep proving that they are just as strong and dominate as any man.
Before she can continue, she is interrupted by Team Bella. Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox comes out. Nikki gets on the mic and mocks Paige for saying she’s as dominant. Brie takes over and mocks them some more.
The fans ignore the hell out of every word Brie says, yelling over her while she’s talking, chanting “We Want Sasha! We Want Sasha!” Once Team Bella gets in the ring, Team P.C.B. stands up and now all six girls are in a face-off.
Miz finally hears enough and gets in between all six women. He says when his hand goes up their mouths go shut. He tells Team P.C.B. if they want to revolutionize the Divas division, they need to emulate him.
Miz mocks Team P.C.B. for being a group with a fancy hashtag but they still wrestle like a bunch of girls. Team P.C.B. gets in Miz’s face, but Team Bella ends up attacking Team P.C.B. from behind. Miz high-tails it out of there. The fans chant “We Want Sasha!” some more as we have a standoff between the six girls. We head to a commercial break.
Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella, Brie Bella & Alicia Fox
When we return from the commercial, we see Becky Lynch taking it to Brie Bella in the ring. It’s six-Divas tag-team action as all three members of Team P.C.B. are taking on all three members of Team Bella.
Charlotte tags in and picks up where Becky Lynch left off, taking it to Brie Bella as the announcers put over the Divas Revolution on commentary. Brie tags in Nikki Bella. The fans boo. Charlotte and Nikki go at it, with Charlotte getting the upper-hand early on.
Paige tags in and now she takes over control of the offense, keeping the momentum in Team P.C.B.’s corner. We head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we find that the crowd inside the Barclays Center have grown tired of this six-Divas tag match. They are chanting the most random things, including “We Are Awesome!” patting themselves on the back. They do the JBL chants and every other random chant they do when they get bored. They even did a huge “Wave” around the arena several times.
The announcers are now acknowledging the crowd more than the action in the ring. It’s crazy how just 48 hours ago, two Divas were stealing the show at NXT Brooklyn, and in the same building two nights later, an audience of the same size couldn’t be more bored with Divas action. The fans continue to ignore the action and chant stuff until finally, Team Bella sneaks behind the ref and double-teams Paige, setting up the pinfall victory. After the match we head back to commercial.
Winners: Nikki Bella, Brie Bella & Alicia Fox
Stardust Attacks King Barrett, Neville Takes Out Stardust
When we return from the break, King Barrett is already in the ring finishing up his entrance. From there, Stardust’s music hits. Barrett and Stardust will be teaming up again tonight on RAW.
Before we can find out who their opponents will be, when Barrett put his crown out to the guy outside the ring, out of the blue, Stardust attacks Barrett from behind.
He takes out King Barrett and lays on the ropes arrogantly. The fans start chanting “Cody! Cody!” From there, Neville’s music hits and out he comes.
Neville charges to the ring and he and Stardust immediately start going at each other. Neville takes out Stardust and then goes to the top for the Red Arrow, however Stardust runs out of the ring and up the aisle. Neville’s music plays as he stares down Stardust from the top rope.
In-Ring: Jon Stewart, Ric Flair & John Cena
Jon Stewart makes his way to the ring. The fans immediately start chanting “Thank you Jon! Thank you Jon!” and cheer for him. Stewart takes a bow and then starts his explanation.
Stewart said some people are happy with what he did, but some people aren’t. The fans chant for him again and start chanting thank you again. Stewart says you’re welcome Brooklyn.
Finally, Stewart says the reason he did what he did to Cena last night was because he could not sit by and watch Cena break Ric Flair’s record of world title reigns.
With that said, Ric Flair’s music hits and out comes the man himself. Stewart marks out in the ring as Flair makes his entrance like a straight pimp.
Flair says he appreciates what Stewart was trying to do, but he was pulling for Cena last night. He tells Stewart he messed up everything. With that said, Cena’s music hits, the fans sing “John Cena sucks!” to the tune of his theme, and he runs to the ring and joins Stewart and Flair.
Cena gets in the ring and looks pissed. Stewart looks nervous. Cena yells at Stewart but the fans immediately drown him out by doing the New Day sucks clapping chant but replacing New Day with Ce-Na sucks, Ce-Na sucks. Cena acknowledges the fans but then gets back to business.
He says he understands what Stewart did last night because he’s a fan of Ric Flair. He says he knows Stewart will understand this. Cena hits Jon Stewart with an Attitude Adjustment and leaves. Stewart has to be helped to the back. We head to a commercial.
Renee Young Interviews John Cena
Renee Young catches up with John Cena when we return from the break. She asks him about AA’ing Jon Stewart. He said he did what he had to do. He said he also plans on having a little talk with Seth Rollins later tonight.
Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Ryback & Randy Orton vs. Rusev, Kevin Owens, Big Show & Sheamus
From there, we head back into the arena where Dolph Ziggler and Lana make their way down to the ring. Out next is Cesaro, followed by Ryback and Randy Orton. All four of them are on a team in an eight man tag-team match.
Out next are their opponents, starting with Rusev and Summer Rae. After them, out comes Kevin Owens, Big Show and Sheamus. All four of them are the other members of the opposite team.
The bell sounds and here we go. Ryback start things off for the babyface team while Rusev kicks things off for the heel squad. The two big men go at it until finally a big argument break out among the teams as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
We return from the break and Ziggler is fighting with Big Show in the ring. Owens tags in and takes it to Ziggler. Now Sheamus tags in and takes over. Ziggler tries to make the tag but Sheamus stops him with White Noise. We head to another mid-match commercial.
Back from the break and we see Ziggler avoiding a chokeslam from Big Show. Finally, Ziggler makes the tag to Cesaro. Cesaro takes the hot tag and comes in and cleans house. Owens slows him down. Ryback tags in. Owens goes for the cannonball but Ryback reverses and nails a Meathook Clothesline.
Finally, we near the finish. Show accidentally blasts Sheamus with the Knockout Punch and then Orton nails him with an RKO. 1-2-3. The babyface team wins.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Ryback & Randy Orton
After The Match:
Eventually, Owens turns on his team, hitting a cannonball on Big Show and then leaving. Sheamus is out on the floor. The babyfaces team up and lift Big Show up and throw him right into an RKO from Orton. All the other babyfaces hit their finishers as well.
The New Wyatt Family
After showing replay footage of his debut earlier tonight, we shoot backstage where Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper is with the new Wyatt Family member. The guy takes off his black sheep mask again as Bray calls him the Black Sheep of the Wyatt Family.
Backstage: The Authority Kicks Out John Cena
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon confronts John Cena and mocks him for AA’ing someone 100 pounds lighter than him. She and Triple H decide to throw Cena out of the building so he can’t screw up Seth Rollins’ trophy presentation, which is next. We see the crew setting up the ring for the presentation now and then we head to a commercial break.
Main Event Segment: The Authority, Seth Rollins And A Surprise!
When we return from the break, The Authority are in the ring with the big statue covered by a curtain. They give a long speech and then sing happy birthday to Vince McMahon, who turns 70 today. They joke that Vince is backstage flipping out that they did that.
Then, they introduce Seth Rollins. Rollins talks for what seems like eternity just to basically say that he went from being the future to being “the man.” He brags a bit more and then asks for the unveiling.
They finally unveil the statue, but as it turns out, it’s not a statue at all. It’s “The Icon.” It’s Sting. The crowd at the Barclays Center pops like crazy and then Sting gets off the podium and stares down a shocked Seth Rollins. Sting takes Rollins out, hitting Stinger splashes and beating him down until he runs away from the ring. Sting holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We go off the air.