Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with a video package for King of the Ring before going to the usual RAW opening video.
– We’re live from Green Bay, Wisconsin with Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler as the pyro goes off.
– We go to the ring and Eden introduces WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. He comes out with Kane, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.
Rollins says Orton found out what everyone else has known for a long time – you cannot outsmart Seth Rollins. Rollins brags on building & destroying The Shield and winning the WrestleMania 31 main event. Rollins says he’s proved that he will be a fighting champion. A big “you suck” chant breaks out. Rollins calls his RKO to Orton last night a SKO. Rollins turns and thanks Kane for doing what was best for business last night. Rollins calls Kane the Crypt Keeper and jokingly compares him to the classic character from the 90′s. Rollins fumbles his words as Kane looks to be getting upset. Kane says if he would have worked his role last night then Orton would be the champion and Rollins wouldn’t be out here whining like the spoiled brat that he is. Kane says he would rather be WWE’s version of the Crypt Keeper than WWE’s version of Justin Bieber. Rollins says Kane is just jealous and they argue. Randy Orton’s music hits and out he comes to a pop.
Orton speaks from the stage and they have words. Rollins says Orton had his one shot at the title and squandered it. Orton calls Rollins Catwoman and tells him to shut up. Roman Reigns’ music hits next and out he comes through the crowd. Reigns stands on top of the announcers table and declares himself the Last Man Standing. He says The Authority is missing their giant because he buried him at Extreme Rules. Reigns tells Orton all due respect but he’s the one who deserves a title shot. Reigns tells Kane he’s the one who should be given the shot. Rollins says Reigns and Orton both have lost to him. Kane says he’s going to do what’s best for business tonight. He says it’s time for he and Rollins to put their differences aside to show the real power of The Authority in a tag match. Kane says he will also let the WWE Universe decide Rollins’ Payback match tonight.
– Still to come, our first King of the Ring match. Back to commercial.
King of the Ring Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett
Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler. We get a sidebar video from earlier where he says Extreme Rules was the most humiliating moment of his career but there will be payback for Sheamus. Bad News Barrett is out next.
We get a sidebar video from Barrett also. The bell rings and they go at it. Barrett takes control in the corner and drops Ziggler with an elbow for a 2 count. Ziggler turns it around and sends Barrett to the floor as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Barrett has Ziggler grounded. During the break, Barrett hit Ziggler with a big boot to take control. Ziggler makes a comeback and Barrett runs into the ring post. Ziggler with more offense and a splash in the corner. Barrett blocks a neckbreaker but misses a boot. Ziggler counters Winds of Change and rolls Barrett up for 2. Barrett goes for Wasteland but it’s turned into a DDT for a 2 count. Barrett catches a kick and catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckle. Barrett nails Wasteland for a 2 count.
Barrett readies for a Bullhammer but Ziggler ducks and nails a superkick for a close 2 count. Sheamus comes out with a mic as fans boo. He speaks from the stage and reminds Ziggler that there was a full Irish moon last night, showing us a photo from their post-match angle. Ziggler gets upset and turns around to a Bullhammer for the win as Sheamus laughs on the stage.
Winner: Bad News Barrett
– JBL says Triple H isn’t here so Kane is in charge. Still to come, Kane and Rollins vs. Orton and Reigns.
– We see The New Day backstage clapping as we go to commercial.
Big E vs. Tyson Kidd
Back from the break and out come new WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day. Xavier Woods and Big E are wearing the titles. Woods takes the mic and declares that they are the champions. Woods thanks all the clappers out there who clapped away their troubles. Woods tries to get them to chant “New Day rocks” instead of “New Day sucks” but it doesn’t work. Tyson Kidd is out next with Cesaro and Natalya.
Kidd goes to work on Big E to start but Big E overpowers him. Kidd fights in from the apron and kicks Big E in the face. Kidd with a springboard dropkick and more offense in the corner. Kidd with another big kick to the face from the apron. They come back in and Big E nails a big clothesline and Woods holds Kidd’s leg down to help with the pin.
Winner: Big E
– We get stills from the Russian Chain Match at Extreme Rules and hype for the I Quit Match at Payback. John Cena will defend the United States Title later tonight.
Ryback vs. Bo Dallas
We go to the ring and out comes Ryback. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Bo Dallas. Bo cuts a promo and they go at it to start the match. Ryback ends up getting the win with his finisher.
– After the match, Ryback celebrates but the lights go out. They come back on but Bray Wyatt is standing behind him. Wyatt drops Ryback with Sister Abigail and turns upside down and poses beside Wyatt.
– Still to come, John Cena will defend. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and out comes WWE United States Champion John Cena. He talks about Extreme Rules and being a fighting champion, giving Rusev another shot at Payback. He announces the US Open Challenge and out comes Heath Slater to answer the challenge. He comes out for a promo but Rusev appears and knocks him off the stage. Rusev sends Lana to the back and cuts a promo on beating Cena at Payback.
– Backstage segment with The Authority. Fans can vote for Orton, Reigns or Orton and Reigns in a Triple Threat as Rollins’ opponent for Payback.
WWE King of the Ring Match: Stardust vs. R-Truth
R-Truth comes out first and we get a sidebar video from him. His first order as King will be to rid WWE of all spiders. Stardust is out next and he also has a sidebar video from earlier. His destiny is to sit on the throne.
They go at it and Truth goes for an early pin. Stardust comes back and fans chant “Cody” at him. Truth kicks out of a pin attempt but Stardust keeps control. Stardust with a big kick to the mouth, a stomp and another 2 count. Stardust drops down with a kick to the head for another pin attempt. Truth ends up catching Stardust with a Lie Detector out of nowhere for the win.
– Voting is now open on the WWE App for the Payback main event. Back to commercial.
We come back and Fandango, with his old theme, is out to face Adam Rose. Rose ends up getting the win after Rosa Mendes, dressed as a Rosebud, provided the assist.
Winner: Adam Rose
– After the match, Rosa takes the mic and can’t believe Fandango picked the fans over her. She says Rose will love her for the flower that she is. They start kissing and fall on the mat together making out.
– Renee Young is backstage with Brie Bella to discuss the status of Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan. Renee asks how concerned she is and when he will be back in the ring. Brie says this has been such a hard time for Bryan and he loves WWE more than anything in the world. She says every day he is out weighs on them, weighs on Bryan. She says only time will tell how long Bryan will be out. She says Bryan cares so much about the fans and… she gets knocked down by Naomi with a shot to the mouth. Naomi says nobody cares about Brie or her husband and walks off.
– Still to come, Reigns and Orton vs. Kane and Rollins.
King of the Ring Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out comes Dean Ambrose. We go to commercial.
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