WWE Monday Night Raw results
June 1, 2015
San Antonio, TX
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All members of The Authority come out to the ring. Stephanie asks the fans if she should, fine, suspend, or fire Dean Ambrose. Triple H says Ambrose is not stupid. He tells Ambrose to come to the ring and return the title back. Roman Reigns comes out instead. Roman says Ambrose may never come back unless he gets his rematch. Ambrose wants a ladder match so there is no confusion and whoever has the title in his hand will be the WWE Champion. Rollins says that he will prove that he doesn't need J&J or a "7 foot piece of crap" and he'll prove who the Undisputed champion is at Money In The Bank. Challenge accepted. Triple H put Roman in a match tonight. It's next after the commercial break.
Roman Reigns vs. King Barrett
Roman has to fight to keep his slot in Money In The Bank. If Barrett wins then he replaces Reigns. Reigns won the match with the spear.
The announcers talked about Kevin Owens victory over Cena last night.
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie tell Roman Reigns that he has to defeat Mark Henry tonight to stay in the MITB match.
Byron Saxton interviews Nikki Bella backstage. Nikki talks about being honored being part of the Divas division. Paige walks in and says that she didn't get her singles title shot because of Naomi. Nikki accepts Paige's challenge but she wants the match to happen tonight.
Lilian Garcia welcomes Ryback to the ring. Ryback does an in-ring promo. He says he is champion because of the fans. He thanked the fans in San Antonio for the reception they gave him when he returned from injury last year.
Ryback vs. The Miz - Intercontinental Championship match
Big Show came out just before the match started. Show acted like he was going to KO Ryback but he KO'ed Miz instead. Big Show said that if anyone is going to beat Ryback for the title then it will be him. Show and Ryback stood face to face until Show walked away. So that's a challenge and likely another match for the MITB show.
Kevin Owens is up next.
Kevin Owens addresses John Cena
Owens says he delivers when he says he's going to do something. He delivered when he said he'd win the NXT title and take out Sami Zayn. He delivered when he said that he would leave John Cena laying in the middle of the ring at Elimination Chamber. Owens says he's not on top of the world because he called home and his wife was happy and proud but his son, who is a huge John Cena fan, asked him if John Cena was alright. Owens says he understands but doesn't think it's ok and it's not his son's fault because it's blind worship spurned on by Cena being portrayed as a real life superhero. He mentioned the bright colors and Cena's catchphrases. He said he wasn't featured on WWE TV so he didn't get to be the hero to his son and that's when Cena became Super Cena. Owens says he beat Super Cena last night and tonight those ridiculous catchphrases are being uttered by a broken, empty shell of a man. Owens said he will beat Cena again in 2 weeks and will expose the lie that is John Cena and he will make sure that his son watches every single second. He told parents to sit their kids and make sure they watch too because a real role model doesn't rely on marketing and catch phrases and bright colors. A real role model delivers. Cena's music played and he came out to the ring. Cena says Owens is a jackass. He tells Owens to shut up and act like he's been there before. Cena said the entire world is talking about Kevin Owens. Fans chant "you got beat." Cena said he was going to hand him the U.S. title but that was before Owens opened his mouth. He said Owens doesn't even deserve the NXT Championship. Cena says Owens is not a real man because a real man throws jealousy outside. Cena said Owens son feels the way he feels the way he feels because he believes just like the fans in attendance. He pointed out a girl in the crowd with a sign saying that she's beating cancer. Cena cut a tremendous promo. Cena said that his undying passion to WWE and the fans is so obvious to anyone that is 6 or 69 whether they chant "lets go Cena" or "Cena sucks." He pointed at the girl in the audience again and told her never to give up. Cena said Owens life journey is not "Fight Owens Fight" but the three words that define Owens are "Never Give Up." He told Owens to think before he speaks and in two weeks he will have to explain how a good wrestler could not deliver because he got his ass kicked by a real man. Tremendous segment.
The New Day come out for their match. Xavier Woods says Tim Duncan is old and needs to retire. The crowd doesn't like that. Xavier says The New Day is hot and on fire. Kofi says nothing will stop him from becoming Mr. Money In The Bank. Big E says all three of them will be Mr. Money In The Bank when Kofi wins because "New Day rocks."
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
Lana comes out with Ziggler but she stays on the stage area during the match. Kofi rolled up Ziggler and grabbed the tights but Ziggler reversed it and got the win. New Day attacks Ziggler but the Prime Time Players came out to make the save.
Prime Time Players and Dolph Ziggler vs. The New Day
Solid match. Everything led up to Titus getting the hot tag from Darren. Darren cleared the ring when he tagged in. Titus got a huge reaction when he hit his trademark backbreakers on two members of The New Day. Big E saved Xavier from getting pinned but Darren Young hit a ncekbreaker on Big E. Titus back in control of the match. Ziggler superkicks Kofi and Titus hits the pump handle slam and gets the win. That is the best that Titus has looked in a long time. Lana was smiling from the stage area.
Roman Reigns vs. Mark Henry
Henry replaces Reigns in MITB if he beats Reigns. Match was around 8 minutes. The finish was Reigns hitting the Superman punch on Henry on the outside of the ring. Reigns barely got in the ring before the 10-count. Henry hit the World's Strongest Slam and splash on Reigns after the match was over.
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie tell Roman to follow the buzzards so it looks like Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt later tonight.
They show outtakes of The New Day, The Mega Powers, and Big Show Sonic commercial.
Nikki Bella vs. Paige - Divas Championship
They got a good amount of time to work tonight and they wrestled a technical match for the most part. The finish was Nikki getting knocked out of the ring and Brie switching places and rolling up Paige for the win.
Randy Orton comes out for his match.
Cole congratulates The Rock for "San Andreas" being number 1 at the box office.
The MITB briefcase is hanging above the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
There was a commercial break a few minutes into the match right after Orton slammed Sheamus on the announcers table. Sheamus was in control with a chinlock as they came back from break. Both men ended up fighting around the timekeepers area. Sheamus hit Orton in the stomach with a chair so he got DQ'd. Sheamus hit the brogue kick after the match. Sheamus tossed Orton into the barricade and the ring post. Then he rammed Orton again into the barricade on the other side of the announce table. Referees came down to stop Sheamus. Sheamus was walking away but then turned around and hit Orton with another brogue kick.
Byron Saxton interviewed Rusev backstage. Rusev is on crutches. Saxton asked what his state of mind is. Rusev said he has nothing...no championship, no career, no woman, and he's just a broken man. He said that he has a broken ankle and broken spirit and he's the one crushed this time but he knows what he wants and desires. He says he will get it all back.
Bo did a serious promo and it was short. He said he just wants to hurt Neville.
Neville vs. Bo Dallas
This was a no-nonsense Bo Dallas. He was very aggressive at the start of the match. Neville was able to hit an offensive flurry and then ultimately hit the Red Arrow and got the pin.
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray takes Roman's place at MITB if he wins. The story of the match is that Reigns is exhausted but Reigns fought back. The Authority was watching this match from the stage area. Late in the match Reigns went for the Superman punch but Bray ducked and turned it into a chokeslam. 2 count. Reigns finally it the Superman punch but was too exhausted to go for the pin. The Authority walked down to ringside. Mercury tried to distract Reigns. Kane distracted Reigns but Reigns knocked Bray into Kane. Bray hit the spear and got the win so he stays in the MITB match. The Authority circled the ring but Ambrose's music played. Ambrose appeared on the announce table. He and Reigns took out The Authority. Reigns speared Mercury. Reigns hit Dirty Deeds on Rollins. Ambrose and Reigns stood tall as Ambrose's music played. Steph and Triple H came out on the stage as Ambrose taunted them with the title. Ambrose and Reigns left through the crowd.
They showed Paul Heyman arriving for Austin's podcast.