John Cena made his return to Raw live from Houston, Texas and was out at the top of the show to address his opponent at Summerslam, Brock Lesnar.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion said that he hoped Plan C would never happen and that he is a marked man by the Authority. He said that they want the title off of him so bad that they have hired a mercenary.
He talked about The Streak and that no one could control Brock until Paul Heyman interrupted to say that Brock Lesnar will conquer John Cena at Summerslam. He said that Cena was about to be turned into a victim and he doesn't even know it.
He said Lesnar wasn't going to F5 John Cena, he wasn't going to just pin John Cena, he was going to victimise him ruthlessly and mercilessly.
Cena replied to tell Heyman about his passion for the business and told him that wrestling was his life and it was all about the WWE title to him but Brock Lesnar has no heart, he has no passion and Brock may beat the hell out of him but he will have to beat every last breath out of his body because he is walking out of Summerslam with the title.
Cesaro then interrupted, shook hands with Paul Heyman and told Cena that he wont allow him to insult his friend. He told Cena he wasn't a wrestler, he was a muscled up billboard. He told Cena he couldn't wrestle and he was about to prove that to him right now.
John Cena vs Cesaro
Cena took the advantage in the opening exchanges until Cesaro got the headlock takedown and a standing slam. Cena then delivered a hurricanrana before Cesaro hit Cena in the face with an elbow.
The two exchanged hard punches to the head before Cesaro knocked Cena off the apron with a shoulder to the mid-section and Cena came back with a brawlish type attitude, but Cesaro countered the bulldog and knocked Cena down to the mat.
Cesaro went for the swing but Cena countered into a roll up for a near fall before hitting a powerbomb for another two count. Cesaro then knocked Cena off the top rope and delivered his suplex off the apron for a near fall of his own.
Cesaro finally delivered the swing for ten swings before locking in a submission manoeuvre that Cena reversed into the five knuckle shuffle and went for the AA, Cesaro countered but Cena caught him in mid air rolled through and tried to deliver the AA but Cesaro landed on his feet and hit a thunderous upper cut for another near fall.
Cesaro went for the neutraliser but both men exchanged boots to the face and Cena then followed Cesaro to the top rope and delivered the AA from up there for the win.
Winner: John Cena
BACKSTAGE: Stephanie was telling Triple H that she doesn't want to go back to jail, she wont be able to bear the look in her daughters eye or ever be rid of the smell in her nose.
Randy Orton then interrupted and said he wanted to face Cena at Summerslam but Triple H said as long as Roman Reigns is in the picture he can't have a title shot. He said if he wants a title shot he has to be rid of Roman Reigns. Randy then said that he will sort him tonight when he faces Kane because he has a problem with Reigns and Kane and now he has a problem with Triple H.
Paige skipped out when Raw returned and said she she let her emotions get the better of her last week but she still thinks of AJ as her best friend. She said in that moment she didn't think of her as her friend, she thinks of her as someone who took her title. AJ interrupted to tell Paige that she gets it, she knows why she's mad. She said she knows what it's like to lose the title because she did that to her.
She said she doesn't play little girl games and smile in front of someone then whisper behind their back, she says it to their face like a real woman, Paige then told AJ she was crazy. AJ didn't look impressed and seemed to turn. Paige apologised and said she didn't mean it. AJ then took Paige down and threw her out of the ring and into the barricade before Paige ran away towards the ramp.
Triple H was out next accompanied by Stephanie, they came out to address the situation that developed last week and Triple H said he was disappointed in the WWE universe last week because they laughed at Stephanie when she was arrested.
He said it was all a misunderstanding and the charges were now all dropped except the assault and battery charge that Brie refuses to let go. Triple H said he was there to reconcile that misunderstanding and Brie was asked to be there so they could put the incident behind them.
Stephanie then asked Brie to come out and instead Chris Jericho headed out and apologised for interrupting but said he needed to let Steph know how bad he felt about what happened last week and said he could express it in song. "Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do...."
Chris said it was ok to be a jail bird because Orange is he new black, the network was created for moments like last week, to watch over and over. Triple H said he didn't have time for this and Chris asked Hunter why he didn't leave the arena with Stephanie when she was arrested last week.
He said he thinks he knows the answer, that Stephanie is nothing more than a filthy, dirty, brutal, bottom feeding, trash-bag ho. Triple H told him to shut up and focus on Bray Wyatt, Chris said he was focused on Bray and he wants him in that ring right now. Hunter told him to wait until Summerslam for Bray because tonight he was facing Seth Rollins.
Seth attacked Jericho from behind with the Money in the Bank briefcase to set up their match.
The Miz, Ryback and Curtis Axel v Dolph Ziggler and The Usos
Miz made a quick tag to Ryback and him and Ziggler started the match-up, Axel then came in and took Dolph down but Dolph made the tag to Jey who slapped Axel and knocked him out of the ring.
Miz tagged in when Raw returned and Big E, Kofi and Xavier Woods had come out to ringside. Miz hit the hip toss on Jimmy before he cheap shotted Dolph and tagged in Axel.
Jimmy gained some momentum when Miz tagged back in and he hit a super kick and tagged in Dolph who hit the drop kick to Ryback and went for the Famouser but Ryback countered and tried to go for Shellshock. Dolph hit a DDT and Miz broke up the three count before The Usos took out Axel but Jimmy was caught up on the top rope by Miz.
Miz tried to distract Dolph but he hit the ZigZag on Ryback for the win.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and The Usos
R Truth and Bo Dallas were out next and Bo told Truth that he could never be undefeated like him because he has lost a lot of matches in his career, he said he could be victorious, all he has to do is Bolieve.
R-Truth v Bo Dallas
Dallas knocked Truth down before a premature victory lap but when he got back in the ring R-Truth rolled him up for the win.
Bo shook his hand after the match and said he couldn't believe he was the first to beat him before hitting him with the mic and beating him in the corner. Bo continued the beat down before he hit a DDT in the middle of the ring.
Rusev and Lana were in the ring when Raw returned and Lana was again dissing the American flag and the glory of America, calling it a ruined nation.
Jack Swagger interrupted with the American flag and Zeb told her that the American flag is a real flag with 50 stars and there is no mistaking wherever it flies it represents the USA. He said it represents the American people. We The People.
Swagger then ran down to the ring and took Rusev down outside of it, throwing him into the barricade. Rusev then drove Swagger back first into the barricade and back into the ring whilst the crowd chanted USA. Rusev went for the Accolade but Swagger countered into the Patriot Lock and and Rusev was driven out of the ring before Swagger knocked him off the apron.
Damien Sandow came out dressed as Neil Armstrong to insult the rosebuds and set up his match with Adam Rose. Rose then told Sandow that he is a sour little spaceman who needs to come back down to earth.
Adam Rose v Damien Sandow
Sandow punched Rose in the face before the bell rang and Rose got up and hit the party foul as soon as the bell rang for the win.
Winner: Adam Rose
Kane v Roman Reigns was scheduled to take place but before Roman made it to the ring Randy Orton attacked him from behind, the two fought amongst the fans and Randy was thrown over the barricade and Reigns then took down Kane as well.
Randy was bounced off the steel steps before Roman hit a Samoan drop to Kane inside the ring, Roman then hit the superman punch to Randy before he was chokeslammed by Kane.
Kane then left the ring and Orton continued the beat down stamping on Reigns before dragging him out of the ring and throwing him into the steel steps on both sides of the ring.
Randy then threw him over the barricade and DDT'd him onto the floor outside. Randy then bounced him off the steel steps and RKO'd him on the announce table, twice because it didn't break the first time.
Fandango v Diego
Again, Fandango's opponent was accompanied by Layla and Summer Rae, Fandango took Diego down with a drop kick before he went for his patented leg drop from the top rope, but El Torito climbed up to the top rope opposite and distracted him so Diego could get the roll up win.
After the match El Torito ran into Fanango knocking him off the apron when he asked why Layla and Summer were doing this. Summer and Layla then kissed the bull and he fainted.
BACKSTAGE: Stephanie knocked on the door and Nikki came out, she then asked for Brie to be reasonable. Nikki then said that there are not many times that people like Steph eat a plate of crap, she just hopes she likes the taste of it.
BACKSTAGE: Stardust and Goldust were still talking about the cosmic key.
Naomi and Natalya v Cameron and Alicia Fox
Natalya and Alicia started the match up with Alicia taking the veteran down with the leg scissors before Natalya kicked her down for a near fall.
Naomi got the tag and hit an atomic drop in Alicia before Naomi hit a split kick on the apron and a Lou Therez press onto Cameron outside the ring.
Alicia pulled her off and threw her back into the ring and hit the scissor kick for a near fall on Naomi, Cameron then got the tag and dragged Naomi around by her hair before throwing her into the turnbuckle.
Naomi countered and locked in a submission manoeuvre to make Cameron tap.
Winners: Natalya and Naomi
Chris Jericho v Seth Rollins
Jericho got the upper hand over Mr Money in the Bank at the start of the match hitting a suplex and an enziguri for a near fall. Seth then went for a drop kick but Jericho moved and took Rollins out of the ring.
Seth had gained the advantage when Raw returned and gained a near fall of his own of a slam in the corner, Jericho then hit Rollins on the head from the top rope but Seth hit a variation of the ZigZag for a two count.
Jericho was then planted face first into the turn-buckle before Rollins climbed to the top rope but Jericho countered, as did Rollins who was then back body dropped off the top, Jericho then hit a cross body for the closest pin of the match.
Jericho went for the Lionsault but Rollins rolled out of the way and hit the Turnbuckle Powerbomb and went for the curb stomp but Jericho rolled him up for a two count and went for the Walls of Jericho but Rollins countered and kicked Jericho in the face.
The lights then went out and The Wyatts attacked again. Bray then delivered Sister Abigail and stood tall over Jericho.
Stephanie was finally out to address Brie Bella and come to some sort of truce, she said she was a humbled woman and represents four generations of McMahon and WWE. She said no one could look her in the eye without thinking she was a common criminal.
Brie then came through the crowd and got into the ring, she said she had heard enough, she asked if she was going to stand there whining like a rich bitch. She said she asked her if she would drop all charges. She said she doesn't deserve any of this. Brie said as far as she's concerned she deserves to go to hell.
Steph said she promised she will treat Nikki fairly and professionally from now on and said she will also give her a raise, Brie accepted it. And said she wants her job back, Steph asked her to be reasonable. Brie said she will drop all charges if she gives her her job back and Stephanie agreed.
Brie said there was one more thing, she said she wants a match a Summerslam, Stephanie said she has it and Brie said she wanted a match against Stephanie. Steph said she hasn't competed for over a decade. She said she will give her any match she wants at Summerslam just not against her.
Brie said she will see her in court then. Steph said she can't wrestle her and started to cry, she said she refuses and will not lower herself. Stephanie finally agreed through tears and Stephanie then slapped her off the apron before telling her that at Summerslam she will make her her Bitch!
Brie then took Steph down and the two brawled before referees tried to take them apart and Tripel H came out to restrain Stephanie.
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