WWE Monday Night Raw results
May 18, 2015
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Stephanie McMahon is back and she and Triple H come out to the ring and they brag about what Seth Rollins did last night. Then they displayed the Intercontinental Championship on a podium in the ring. Stephanie says that she knows that Daniel Bryan doesn’t own a TV but she knows it took courage for him to admit that she was right. She said he had to give up two championships because his body couldn’t hold up. She said the show must go on. Triple H said they will crown a new Intercontinental champion in two weeks at Elimination Chamber. They played video of the chamber. Steph talked and was interrupted by Sheamus. Sheamus apologized for interrupting and said that they don’t need the Chamber match because he put an end to the YES movement. They showed a clip of Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan from last month. That was the match where Bryan was busted open. Ryback interrupted Sheamus. Ryback said that Bryan has more heart, passion, and determination than Sheamus will ever have. Triple H made a match. Sheamus vs. Ryback is next. These two guys will be in the Chamber match for the IC title.
Ryback vs. Sheamus
Ryback’s ribs are taped up. The story of the match is that Ryback was selling his ribs and Sheamus kept working on them. Ryback press slammed Sheamus on the announcers table and then brough him into the ring. Sheamus slips out of the ring again but attacks when Ryback follows him out. Ryback went for Shell Shock but slipped out. Sheamus acted like he had something in his eye and the ref holds Ryback back. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick and gets the pin.
Seth Rollins and The Authority celebrated backstage. Dean Ambrose came into the picture. He said that he beat Rollins one on one and Rollins couldn’t beat him at Payback. Ambrose says he will grant Rollins a rematch if Rollins puts the title on the line. Triple H tells Kane to handle this. Kane says it should be up to the champion to decide his future since Seth is the future. Seth says Ambrose can say hello to Roman and Randy at the back of the line. Ambrose called Kane a neutered little lap dog. He asks what Paul Bearer or The Undertaker would think about this. Kane says “don’t you ever mention my family.” Kane put Ambrose in a match with Bray Wyatt.
Renee Young interviews Neville in the ring is taped up so he may have been injured last night. He said that he loves to prove doubters wrong. Bo Dallas interrupted. Neville said he beat Dallas to start his record-breaking NXT Championship reign. They fought and Bo ran out of the ring. King Barrett comes out for his match with Neville.
King Barrett vs. Neville
Barrett kept targeting Neville’s injured knee. Neville kept favoring his knee throughout the match and Barrett was too much for Neville. Barrett won with the Bull Hammer. Dallas attacked Neville’s knee after the match.
Rusev comes out to the ring to address what happened at Payback. He said that Lana is not going to be here tonight and she needs to know her place because she doesn not speak for him. Rusev says he never said “I Quit.” He says he crushed John Cena and beat Cena so bad that he passed out in the middle of the ring. He said then Lana quit because she’s weak. Rusev says he wants John Cena and wants the match restarted right now. Lana comes out on the stage. Rusev says he told her not to come out. Lana says that Rusev is not just the Bulgarian Brute and he’s misunderstood and she believes in him. She said that she was positive that she was trying to protect Rusev. She dropped her accent for part of this promo. She said that he screamed in Bulgarian “I Quit, I Quit, I Quit.” Rusev calls her a liar and says he doesn’t need her and he needs no one. He calls her weak and she makes him weak and tells her to get out of the ring. He says nobody needs her. Lana leaves as Rusev continues yelling.
Dean Ambrose comes out for his match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray hit a nasty looking suplex on Dean on the outside of the ring as they went to break in the middle of the match. The match ended with Bray hitting a hard clothesline and almost pinning Ambrose. Pretty good TV match. Bray was about to set up for Sister Abigail but Ambrose fought back with punches and the clothesline off the ropes. 2 count. Both men fought on the ropes but Bray knocks Ambrose off. Bray with the Sentan back splash but Ambrose moved out of the way. Ambrose goes for the elbow but J&J runs in the ring. Noble shoves Ambrose into Sister Abigail and Bray Wyatt wins.
They showed some more Tough Enough videos.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. The New Day (WWE Tag Team Championship)
Xavier Woods is barred from ringside for this match. Kofi and Big E did a promo as they walked to the ring. Things got out of hand so the ref had to waive the match off. Everyone brawled. Xavier came down too. The Lucha Dragons ran down and cleaned house. Los Matadores came out too and they did a double dive to Big E at ringside. The Ascension ran down too.The Prime Time Players got in there too.
John Cena’s Open Challenge
Cena cuts a promo and talks about last night’s victory. He points out soldiers in the crowd and talks about how everyone can have a shot at his title. He says the U.S. title is “our championship.”
Kevin Owens came out. He said that Sami Zayn was injured before Cena’s open challenge a couple of weeks ago because he is the one that injured Zayn and he will finish Sami this Wednesday at NXT TakeOver. Cena says Owens has a lot to learn. Cena ut a passionate promo about the fans and said that he and Owens are here because of the fans. Cena was about to give some veteran advice. Owens says that he’s been wrestling for 15 years and longer than Cena and the difference is that he didn’t get a break until now and Cena doesn’t get to give him advice ever. Cena said Owens is crapping his pants because he realized he’s bit off more than he can chew. Cena says Owens can accept his challenge if he has a problem. Owens says he already has a prize. He says that he and Cena will fight someday but on his terms, not Cena’s terms. Owens kicked Cena in the gut and nailed him with the pop up powerbomb. Owens held both titles and dropped the US title and stomped on it.
Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler got a quick win with the zig zag. Cole interviewed Ziggler in the ring after the match. Ziggler was announced for the Chamber match for the IC title. Lana came out to the ring and kissed Ziggler on the lips. Fans chanted “one more time.” She kissed him again but this time it was much longer. That caused Rusev to run down to the ring. He attacked Ziggler. Rusev stares at Lana with an upset look on his face. She slapped Rusev as he was yelling at her. Ziggler hit the zig zag on Rusev and then walked off with Lana.
Kane is backstage yelling orders out to the staff. He walks by Adam Rose and Rosa Mendes making out.
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs. Fandango and Zack Ryder
The heels got most of the offense. It was pretty much a squash match. Looks like they are setting them up to challenge for the tag titles after the Chamber show. Harper and Rowan won.
Stephanie wishes Nikki good luck on her match. She tells Brie that she offers her sincere sympathy for Daniel Bryan. She said that she’s scheduled counseling sessions for Brie to help her with her mental state. Steph says Brie should not accompany her sister to the ring tonight because she doesn’t want to but Nikki at risk.
Nikki Bella vs. Naomi – WWE Divas Championship
Tamina is at ringside. The match ended with Nikki about to go for the Rack Attack. Tamina attacked Nikki but Paige ran down to make the save. Paige then hit Nikki with her finisher and raised the Divas title in the air. Looks like we’ll get a Divas title match at the Chamber show.
The Authority honors Seth Rollins
The Authority introduce Seth Rollins so they can honor him. He is described as “an architect of a dream.” Triple H said that he got goosebumps when Rollins used the Pedigree at Payback. Kane says Rollins is best for business. He sarcastically thanks him for saving his job and then they show a video package on the big screen for Rollins. Noble then kissed up to Rollins and talked about looking up to Rollins. Joey Mercury was about to speak but Dean Ambrose came out to the ring. Stephanie said that Ambrose has a hell of a lot of nerve coming in the ring with The Authority. Ambrose said he was looking for the perfect Justin Bieber album for Seth. Seth said Ambrose goes to the back of the line with Reigns and Orton. Ambrose said he’s a notorious line jumper and he wants his title match or else. Steph said that Seth is a fighting champion. She says “Seth, get em!” Ambrose goes after Rollins but J&J get involved. Ambrose and Rollins fight at ringside. Ambrose suplexes Rollins on the floor and takes out J&J Security. Rollins gets back up and attacks but Ambrose back body drops Rollins on the announce table. Ambrose reveals cinder blocks and threatens to smash Rollins over the head with a steel chair. Steph says if Ambrose lets him go then he will get his title match. Ambrose says “deal.” Ambrose was going to smash his head anyway but J&J stopped him. Ambrose dives on J&J and Kane from the barricade. Rollins runs away. Ambrose takes out J&J again. Kane kicks Ambrose in the face and almost chokeslams him but Ambrose does the clothesline off the ropes. Rollins attacks Ambrose and hits the Pedigree. Rollins stood tall over Ambrose.