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The fall out from Battleground culminated last night in an epic episode of Monday Night Raw from Florida.

The show opened with Triple H heading to the ring as the announce team informed us that he would decide who John Cena's opponent at SummerSlam was going to be on the show. 

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The King of Kings said that no one wants to look him in the eye backstage because they are scared he was going to blow a gasket after last night because the WWE World Heavyweight Championship didn't come back to The Authority, it stayed on John Cena.

He said he was very mad, but he has options on how he would handle this and that he was going to tweet about his displeasure or might even send an Instagram or a vine: he said he will threaten and riot on social media.

He stated that he and his friend Mark were going to stop watching or he will just fire everyone and throw everyone out of the building, or he could just relax knowing that sooner or later he always wins. He went on to say if he has to wait four more weeks to SummerSlam then so be it but he can guarantee that Cena will no longer be World Champion.

Front runner 

He said the question is who will get the opportunity, Randy Orton headed out and said he was waiting for his rematch and had been waiting four months. He said he guarantees if he puts him in a one on one match with Cena he will win. Triple H said he makes a compelling argument and right now Orton is the front runner but he is going to give the entire roster the chance to show him that they want the World Title.

Orton said if Kane had done his job last night he would be standing there right now with the WWE titles, Kane then came out and said he hopes he is being considered for the slot because he knows he can beat Cena and bring the titles back to The Authority as long as he wasn't acting as Orton's protector because he is tired of babysitting.

This brought out Roman Reigns who said he should be part of the conversation, he said no one wants to see Cena v Kane or Orton v Cena again. He said everyone wants to see Cena v Reigns before he took Kane down with a Superman Punch and Orton retreated. Triple H then announced a handicap match with Reigns against Orton and Kane.

Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton and Kane

Orton and Reigns locked up before Orton landed a kick to the mid-section and Roman hit a headbutt. Orton grounded Reigns with a hair pull slam before he tagged in Kane. 

Roman hit a Samoan Drop for a two count before Orton was tagged back in. Orton stomped on Reigns before Kane came in and hit the drop kick to the face. Reigns hit a suplex for another near fall before hitting a flying clothesline for a two count. 

Kane threw Roman to the outside and tried to throw him into the post but Reigns countered and sent Kane into the steel steps. Raw returned with Orton in control of Reigns who kicked out of a pin attempt before Kane was tagged back in and also went for the pin.

Reigns hit Orton with a Samoan Drop and he made the tag out to Kane who was hit with a clothesline and the kick from the outside followed by a punch to Randy. Kane went to tag out but Orton refused so Kane grabbed him by the throat and Reigns hit Kane with a Superman Punch followed by a spear for the win.

Winner: Roman Reigns

After the match Reigns taunted Orton who looked like he was heading back into the ring but thought better of it. 

BACKSTAGE: Stephanie was with Alicia, Cameron, Eva Marie and Rosa Mendez and told them to annihilate Nikki Bella in a 4 on 1 Handicap match tonight. 

Nikki Bella v Alicia Fox, Cameron, Eva Marie and Rosa Mendez

Nikki was put into another match by Stephanie as a way for the boss to get back at Brie but it seemed to have back fired as Brie appeared at ringside.

It seemed Brie had brought a ticket for the show, Stephanie came out and spoke to Brie calling her a quitter. She said Brie had become just another face in the crowd and Brie had abandoned her sister for her husband. She said she was glad she was there to watch Nikki get demolished because of her. Brie called her pathetic and said she was a bitch before Stephanie told security to remove her. 

Brie said she was doing this out of spite, she said she was taking it out on her sister because she is a vindictive bitch and Stephanie slapped her. Security then led Brie away as Stephanie yelled quitter. 

The bell rang and all four divas beat Nikki down, before Alicia hit her finisher and pinned Nikki for the win.

Winners: Cameron, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendez and Alicia Fox

After the match Nikki was thrown from the ring and Stephanie apologised saying it was Brie's fault and sooner or later she would do the same as her sister and quit. 

Bo Dallas v Lebron James ( Damien Sandow)

Damien headed to the ring dressed as Lebron James and mocked Dallas on the way to the ring telling him to head home so no one has to see his ridiculous grin again.

Damien took it to Dallas but he fought back and hit a back body drop and threw Sandow out of the ring. Sandow hit a suplex for a two count before Bo went for a roll up that gave him a two count.

Sandow slammed Bo and went for the elbow of disdain but Bo moved and hit the running Bodog for the win. 

Winner: Bo Dallas

Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel was set up in the ring when Raw returned and Bray Wyatt headed to the ring. 

Bray said Jericho couldn't make it because he was indisposed, he then showed a backstage video of Bray and the Wyatts attacking Jericho in the locker room before Bray hit Sister Abigail against a locker. 

Bray then told him that "Sooner or later they all fall down." Back in the ring Bray asked where their saviour was, he said he wasn't there for them but he was. He talked about their match at Battleground and said that just because Jericho won doesn't mean he's the better man.

He said a loss in a battle means nothing to him because it's the war that counts and he created war. He said The Wyatts have dismantled giants and brought heroes to their knees. He said he is the eater of worlds and every bit the monster that they all think he is. 

BACKSTAGE: Zack Ryder and R-Truth were tending to Chris Jericho who was bleeding for the ear in his locker room.

The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler

The Miz eliminated Dolph last night in the battler royal for the IC title so this match was made as a way for Ziggler to get vengeance. 

Miz rolled out of the ring when Ziggler tried to attack him before Ziggler chased him around the ring and hit the Lou Thez press on Miz. He then chopped him on the outside and tried to bounce him off the steps but Miz countered. 

The two went for quick roll ups but to no avail before Ziggler hit a hip toss followed by the ten elbows. They then fought on the apron and Ziggler was bounced off the ring post. 

Miz went for the figure four and Dolph countered into a DDT before Miz locked in the figure four but Ziggler made it to the ropes and Dolph kicked him off and hit the famouser for a near fall. 

Miz went for the skull crushing finale but Dolph countered and hit the Zig Zag for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

BACKSTAGE: Triple H was telling Seth that there was no reason he should face John at Summerslam when he had the money in the bank contract. He said he understood but Dean Ambrose was his problem. Cesaro interrupted and said he will get the job done if he faced Cena. Cesaro said he is no longer a Heyman guy he wants to be a Triple H guy. Seth said Triple H already has a guy and Triple H told Cesaro if he finishes Dean Ambrose in a match tonight he will be impressed. 

AJ Lee and Paige vs Emma and Natalya

The new friendship between AJ and Paige was tested as they took on former Divas Champ Natalya and Emma. AJ and Emma started the match up and Emma tried a quick roll-up. AJ then tried her own for a two count. 

Tag was then made to Paige who knocked Emma down before the DilEmma and tag to Natalya. Paige sent Natalya into Emma and knocked her off the apron then Nattie locked in the Sharpe-shooter and Paige made the tag to AJ and she hit the shining wizard and locked in the Black Widow to make Natalya tap.

Winners: Paige and AJ Lee

After the match Paige hugged AJ before she pulled her hair knocking her to the ground and headbutted AJ and threw her out of the ring. She then threw her into the barricade and ring post telling her that this is "her house." Paige then threw AJ over the announce table and continued to shout that it is her house before skipping away. 

Fandango v Zack Ryder

Layla and Summer came to the ring with Zack Ryder to taunt Fandango. The match up started with a drop kick from Fandango and a fierce clothesline before Zack hit the Rough Ryder on Fandango and he put his leg on the bottom rope but Layla knocked it off and Ryder won.

Winner: Zack Ryder

BACKSTAGE: Renee was with Flo Rida, he said he was always made to feel welcome in WWE and he was hoping Triple H would be so happy with his performance he will get a shot at Cena. Heath interrupted and said at mania 28 he put his hands on him so he was there to return the favour. He pushed him and Rida pushed him back and he stayed down.

Stephanie was out in the ring to announce Flo Rida and he performed "I get a feeling." Stephanie then tried to leave the ring but security came and arrested her for the assault on Brie Bella. Stephanie was then lead out in handcuffs as Brie arrived and the two yelled at each other.

BACKSTAGE: Stephanie ran into Triple H and told him she had been arrested. There was nothing he could do and Stephanie was put into a police car and led away. 

BACKSTAGE: Triple H was on the phone and Joey Mercury told him that he needs to sort Cena's opponent for Summerslam. Triple H said family comes first before deciding Stephanie has to get processed which would take a while so he had time.

Ryback and Curtis Axel v Big E and Kofi Kingston

Big E and Ryback started the match up before Big E hit a belly to belly and knocked Axel off the apron. Ryback then hit a spine buster and tagged in Axel.

Big E took down Ryback from the corner before he tagged in Kofi who hit the SOS but Axel saved the match up.

Big E and Axel flew out of the ring and Kofi went for a cross body but Ryback got the roll up win.

Winners: Ryback and Curtis Axel

After the match Xavier Woods made his way to the ring in a suit and told Kofi and Big E that they can't move ahead by always doing what they are told and right now was there time and place. It was up to them to find focus and order and a purpose. He said they do not ask any longer, now they take and it looked like Big E and Kofi agreed.

Rusev v The Great Khali

The giants collided as these two went head to head and Khali stunned Rusev with a shot to the head but Rusev hit a kick to the mid-section.

Khali then hit the chops in the corner before Rusev came back with a kick to the face and locked in the Accolade for the submission win.

Winner via submission: Rusev

BACKSTAGE: Stardust was spinning around with a ball in his hand before he was interrupted by Goldust and the two had a disagreement about a cosmic key.

Dean Ambrose v Cesaro

A match made by Triple H earlier in the night as a way for The Authority to be rid of Dean Ambrose.

BACKSTAGE: Renee announced Stephanie was in trouble for battery and resisting arrest.

Cesaro went straight for Dean's injured shoulder before he landed a knee to the mid-section and Dean fought back throwing him out of the ring. He was then thrown into the barricade but Cesaro kicked Dean down and sent him into the ring post.

Cesaro then suplexed Dean out of the ring and then locked him in a submission move. Ambrose then threw Cesaro out of the ring but he jumped into an upper-cut.

Cesaro hit a German suplex before he tried to suplex him off the top rope but Dean head butted him and hit a drop kick. Ambrose then planted Cesaro with a DDT. Cesaro was then sent into the turn-buckle and out of the ring and Dean took him out.

Cesaro tried to use the bad shoulder to his advantage and stomped on Dean in the corner. Cesaro was then sent shoulder first into the post three times before he hit him with a chair for the DQ.

Winner via DQ: Cesaro

Ambrose threw chairs into the ring as he was disqualified and sat on one of them in the ring.

BACKSTAGE: Renee asked Triple H if he should be with his wife and he gave her a dirty look.

Triple H was in the ring when Raw returned and he announced John Cena's opponent for Summerslam and Randy Orton came out. Roman Reigns then attacked Orton as he made his way to the ring and the two brawled outside the ring and into the fans. 

Paul Heyman then came out and said Plan A and B weren't working so he should accept Plan C. Out came Brock Lesnar and Triple H shook Paul's hand and apparently accepted the deal. 

Paul then officially announced the match for SummerSlam to end Raw.

So, John Cena will face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam for the World Heavyweight Championship, Brie and Stephanie could be facing each other and Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are destined to collide! It isn't called the biggest party of the Summer for nothing, it seems the build up has just begun!

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