The penultimate episode of Monday night Raw before Money in the Bank kicked off with the WWE roster at the top of the ramp as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon headed to the ring. Stephanie said they had gathered everyone there for a meeting because she knows what it’s been for them not to have a WWE Champion.
Triple H said they all fight 52 weeks a year for a chance to be WWE Champion and when they do, they are immortalised. He said they Daniel Bryan had no heart and the Universe deserves a champion and that man may very well be standing on the ramp.
Stephanie then announced a battle royal for one of the remaining places in the Money in the bank ladder match for the title.
Triple H then said there were a few people who refused to evolve so they wouldn’t be taking part, they were Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and John Cena. He told Cena that because Daniel Bryan is unable to compete right now Cena was instead going to face Kane in the stretcher match that was planned to be at Money in the Bank. If Cena wins he will qualify for the ladder match. Kane’s music hit and an ambulance came into the arena.
Dolph Ziggler v Seth Rollins
The two have had a storied rivalry for the last few weeks, and now the pair clashed again in Dolph Zigglers hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Seth Rollins came out still wearing his Shield gear, he went straight after Dolph but the Showoff hit a hip toss and Rollins rolled out of the ring. Seth climbed back in and got the headlock take down but Ziggler fought back with a dropkick before Seth threw Dolph into the turnbuckle.
Seth then threw Ziggler through the second rope before he went to fly out after him but Ziggler punched him in the face. Seth then hit an enziguri, Seth then went for Peace of Mind but Dolph hit a DDT for a near fall.
Dolph went for the famouser but Seth tried to counter only for Dolph to roll through into a pin for another near fall, Dolph then locked in the sleeper hold before he hit the famouser this time for a two count.
Seth countered the Zigzag and hit a moonsault but no one was there, Dolph went for another DDT but Seth threw him neck first into the top turnbuckle, Seth then started to get a little violent and hit another turnbuckle powerbomb before he finally hit Peace of mind.
Dean then ran in before he could hit the pin and attacked Seth, Rollins ran from the ring and up the ramp whilst Dean picked up a mic and told him this is not over and it wont be over until he gets his hands on him.
He told him to come down and fight him like a man before throwing off his jacket but Triple H appeared and said that the good news is that he likes to fight, that’s good news but he’s got some bad news for him.
Bad News Barrett v Dean Ambrose
Raw returned with Dean all over Barrett as he hit the punches to the face and a suplex for a near fall. Barrett fought back with punches to the mid section knocking Ambrose into the corner before he hit the neck breaker for a two count of his own.
Barrett hit a thunderous kick to Ambrose’s ribs before he hit knees to the stomach in the corner, Ambrose then exploded out of the corner and knocked Barrett over the rope and out of the ring before he jumped out after him.
Both men rolled back into the ring and climbed up the turnbuckle but he was knocked off the top rope and looked like he injured his shoulder, Ambrose tried to get up and return to the ring, but Barrett knocked him back out before he followed him out and continued the beat down.
Raw returned with Barrett on top as he continued to use the injured shoulder to his advantage, Ambrose began the fight back with an elbow to the face and a hair pull take down before he hit a DDT for a near fall.
Barrett hit Winds of Change for a two count before he went for Wasteland but Dean countered into a pin for a near fall before he hit his clothesline off the ropes.
Seth tried to distract Dean from the announce table but Dean knocked Barrett down, knocked Seth off the apron and threw Barrett to the outside, Ambrose then flew to the outside after the two before he chased Seth out of the ring and into the audience.
Dean came back after the referee announced the winner and attacked Bad News Barrett and hit him with Dirty Deeds.
BACKSTAGE: Roman Reigns ran into Vickie Guerrero who was holding coffee and Roman asked her about putting in a good word with the The Authority to put him in the Battle Royal.
Roman told her if she wanted to kiss their butt, he should do it the right way, they will want sweetener in the coffee, Vickie left the drinks and Roman put something into them before Vickie came back and took them away.
Bray Wyatt made his way to the ring to talk about Money in the Bank, he qualified for the World Heavyweight Championship match on Smackdown and he spoke to the crowd about power and how he thinks it will be the downfall of the world.
Power and influence are his game and as long as he’s living with his people inside the WWE Universe that is all the power he will ever need.
Sheamus interrupted ready for their match, and said he’s not sure if he’s aware but its bad luck to walk under a ladder match, he said Bray says he’s got the whole world in his hands but he’s going to stick his whole boot down his throat.
Sheamus v Bray Wyatt
Harper and Rowan stayed at ringside for the match as Sheamus went after Bray but the strange superstar fought back throwing Sheamus into the turnbuckle but the Celtic Warrior hit a suplex and a neckbreaker to take the advantage.
Sheamus went for the ten beat of the Bourin but Bray fought out and Sheamus knocked him outside and Harper and Rowan lurked until The Usos music hit and their Money in the Bank opponents made their way to the ring.
The odds were evened and Raw returned with Bray on top but Sheamus got hit knees to Bray’s spine. Sheamus then hit ten beats of the Bourin before he went for White Noise but Bray reversed and hit an elbow to the back of the head.
Sheamus hit a tilt-a-whirl powerslam but Harper and Rowan dragged Sheamus out of the ring The Usos then came over and fought the brothers before Bray came over and outnumbered them.
Sheamus hit Bray with a rolling senton on the outside before The Usos fought back in the ring with a superkick to the ladder which knocked Harper and Rowan down.
Sheamus then took the ladder and knocked Harper and Rowan out of the ring with it before Sheamus held the ladder down onto the ropes whilst the Usos ran up the ladder and took out the family on the outside.
Sheamus then threw the ladder at the Harper and Rowan before he and The Usos celebrated in the ring.
BACKSTAGE: Stephanie and Triple H were talking and Vickie brought them coffee but Triple H knocked his all over Vickie whilst Stephanie drank hers.
BACKSTAGE: Renee Young was with Stephanie Mcmahon who was talking about who she thinks will win the battle royal, she said The Authority is all about opportunity and may the best man win. She then ran off as she looked like the coffee side effects were hitting.
Paul Heyman walked over and talked about Cesaro and why he will be WWE Champion at Money in the Bank, he listed all the people in the match and why they shouldn’t win before he talked about Brock Lesnar and the streak and said that Cesaro will become champion at Money in the Bank, that wasn’t a prediction, that is a spoiler.
Heath Slater v Rusev
Heath now has no stable after the releases of the rest of 3MB this week, so Slater went one on one with Rusev.
The crowd chanted USA as Lana tried to speak, she told them to shut up and listen before she talked about Putin again and Russia. Slater then took the mic and said week after week they talked about Russia and said if they liked it so much, why didn’t they just go back? Because everyone is sick of hearing it. He then chanted USA.
Slater hit a right hand to the face but Rusev hit his own kick to the face and made Slater tap to The Accolade.
BACKSTAGE: Triple H was asking Steph if she’s ok, Triple H blamed Vickie and sent her into the toilet to check she was ok but she was sick all over her. Triple H then said he was getting Steph out of here and put Vickie in charge. Vickie then stood there screaming covered in sick.
BACKSTAGE: Roman Reigns found Vickie and told her she was going to get fired next week and asked her to include him in the battle royal as a way to stand up to The Authority, she then shouted fine he’s in.
BACKSTAGE: Renee Young was with guest host Kevin Hart, she asked him about his new movie and he talked about why it’s better than the first film, he was interrupted by Adam Rose and the Exotic Express. He said his new film is fantastic and asked him to ride along with the Exotic Express.
Kevin Hart then came out as the guest commentator for the next match.
Fandango and Layla v Summer Rae and Adam Rose
The rivalry between Summer and Layla seems to have heated up over the last few week and now the two faced off again.
The crowd were Fandango-ing to Adam Rose’s theme song, whilst in the ring Rose and Fandango locked up but Layla tagged in and slapped Rose before Summer ran in and knocked her down Layla then tagged in Fandango and ran backstage closely followed by Summer. Rose hit the party foul for the win.
Rose invited Kevin into the ring and the two danced together before they both jumped out and onto the Rosebuds. Battle Royal for one of the remaining spots in the Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Roman Reigns came out to his own music and titantron for the match he had only just been made a part of. Damien Sandow was eliminated first before Santino Marella followed him out. Rusev then eliminated one of Los Matadores before the other one quickly followed him.
Xavier Woods was also eliminated by Rusev whilst Roman Reigns threw Titus O’Neil out. Sin Cara was then eliminated by Jack Swagger, who was then eliminated by Kofi Kingston who was then eliminated by Ryback. Ryback then threw out Dolph Ziggler. Roman then knocked down Ryback, Barrett and Rusev before he eliminated Fandango, Ryback and Axel.
Rob Van Dam was then ganged up on by Bo Dallas and Barrett before he was eliminated by Dallas and Barrett then turned on him and clotheslined him. Rusev and Big E collided as Roman eliminated Barrett, Dallas then eliminated Big E before Roman speared Dallas and eliminated him.
It was all down to Rusev and Reigns, they exchanged punches before Rusev floored Reigns, but Reigns knocked him onto the apron and superman punched him off.
After the match Roman celebrated and looked at the titles above the ring.
BACKSTAGE: John Cena was with Renee Young who talked about his stretcher match with Kane, he said we had seen the impossible with Roman winning the Rumble. He said he was helping the Authority because Kane needed an opponent.
Cameron v Paige
Paige tried to make quick work of Cameron with the hair pull take downs before the knees to the mid-section and a pin but a kick out at one.
Cameron then tricked Paige into shaking her hand and kicked her before slapping her twice. Naomi didn’t look impressed at ringside. Paige hit a suplex followed by the on-going clotheslines and a drop kick and the PTO for the submission win.
It was then unveiled that Stardust AKA Cody Rhodes was Goldust’s new tag team partner.
Goldust and Stardust v RybAxel
Stardust and Goldust attacked Axel and Ryback from behind to begin the match, Stardust then took on Axel and hit a springboard elbow followed by a DDT from the top rope for the win.
Kane v John Cena (Stretcher match for the final place in the Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Kane went after John Cena straight out of the blocks before he put the former Champion on the stretcher, but John jumped off and hit Kane in the ribs with the stretcher before Cena was driven shoulder first into the steel steps.
Kane then tried to bounce Cena head first off the steps but Cena reversed and bounced the monster of the steel before Kane put Cena on the stretcher again but Cena rolled off.
Kane had a chair when Raw returned and was beating Cena down with it outside the ring before he rolled Cena back in the ring. Cena then threw Kane into the corner before he went for a high risk move off the top rope but Kane caught him and hit the chokeslam.
Kane put the steel steps into the ring and went to hit Cena with the steps but Cena took him out at the knee and the steps fell onto Kane’s head. Cena then went for the AA but Kane reversed into a DDT onto the steps.
Kane then dragged Cena onto the stretcher once more, but Cena rolled off and hit Kane with rights and lefts, but Kane threw Cena into the barricade and began to demolish the announce table, Cena then reversed Kane and hit the AA through the table before he picked Kane up and carried him over to the stretcher, he went to put him on but he knocked the stretcher over.
Seth Rollins and Randy Orton then came out and attacked Cena. Orton hit the RKO before Seth got a chair but Ambrose took Seth down and Ambrose cleared the ring and Kane came back in the ring and choke-slammed Dean.
John threw Kane out of the ring and threw the steps at him before he picked Kane up and put him on the stretcher but Kane went for a choke-slam but Cena reversed into an AA onto the stretcher and rolled it over the line for the win.
Cena then celebrated on the ramp and mouthed “one more chance” as Raw went off the air.
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