July 2, 2015
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WWE: Then. Now. Forever.
We start out with footage from RAW where Seth Rollins shows off his "power" by giving Kane and J&J Security some pretty lavish gifts this past Monday. We then see footage of Kane and Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns where Reigns Superman punches everyone in his path until Bray Wyatt interrupts and attacks Reigns leaving The Authority to punish Reigns and Ambrose.
Jerry Lawler, Tom Phillips and Jimmy Uso on commentary tonight.
Seth Rollins and J&J Security kicked off the show, celebrating the recent attacks of Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar. Rollins did some more advertising for the Apple Watch. He then reveals that Kane has booked Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt and Rollins vs. Roman Reigns for Smackdown's two main events even though he is on the way to Tokyo for the July 4th special event on the WWE Network. Rollins says he will face Roman Reigns "if he decides to show up."
Dean Ambrose's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He stops half way and walks back behind the entrance ramp. He comes back out and chases the heels from the ring with a kendo stick and Rollins ordered the Lunatic Fringe vs. Bray Wyatt to start immediately. Ambrose is fired up in the ring waiting for his match after the break.
Back from the break Bray Wyatt comes out to his fireflies and makes his way to the ring.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
The match begins with Ambrose and Wyatt locking up in the center of the ring. Ambrose takes it to Wyatt with a series of chops and punches and then hitting a clothesline off the ropes. Wyatt catches Ambrose with a clothesline of his own though to change the momentum. Wyatt head-butts Ambrose and sends him to the corner. Wyatt slams Ambrose in the center of the ring. Wyatt covers and a kick out by Ambrose. Wyatt locks in a reverse chin lock now on Ambrose. Ambrose begins to fight his way out and punches Wyatt until he releases the hold. Ambrose tries to gain the offensive but Wyatt sends him inti the ropes. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits a flying forearm smash on Wyatt. Wyatt runs right into a spinning neck breaker from Ambrose. Ambrose is focused in the center of the ring. Ambrose to the top rope and Wyatt rolls out of the ring. Ambrose goes to get Wyatt but is met with a kick to the gut as Wyatt throws him back into the ring. Ambrose spins back out though connecting with a clothesline that sends Wyatt to the floor.
Back from commercial, we see Dean Ambrose on the top rope. He is caught midair by Wyatt and hit in the gut. Wyatt sets up Ambrose for Sister Abigail but Ambrose rolls him up for a two count instead. Ambrose then goes for Dirty Deeds but Wyatt reverses. Wyatt goes in for Ambrose but is flipped over the top rope. Ambrose runs across the ring and dives through the second rope hitting Wyatt outside the ring once again sending him to the floor. Ambrose is up first and sends Wyatt back into the ring. Ambrose sends Wyatt into the corner and hits swinging DDT off the ropes. Ambrose covers for a two count. Wyatt tries to mount a comeback now and sends Ambrose off the ropes. He hits him with a monster clothesline and looks into the crowd with a wild eyed gaze. Wyatt hits the ropes and drops a Senton on Ambrose as he lies in the center of the ring. Wyatt covers for a two count. Wyatt does the creepy upside down crawl towards Ambrose. Ambrose kicks him in the face and they exchange blows in opposite corners. Wyatt sends Ambrose off the ropes but Ambrose bounces back and hits a clothesline on Wyatt. Ambrose goes up top and hits an Elbow drop on Wyatt. He covers but Wyatt kicks out. Wyatt rolls out of the ring again. A "This is Awesome" chant breaks out with the crowd loving the action in this opening match. Ambrose goes out to Wyatt. Ambrose jumps on the announcers table and runs toward Wyatt. Wyatt catches Ambrose and sends him into the barricade spine first. Wyatt sends him back into the ring. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail in the center of the ring and pins Ambrose.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Wyatt looks pleased in the ring as we go to break.
Back from the break, Adam Rose is in the ring with microphone in one hand, lollipop in the other. He tells the crowd that they don't get it and never will because they are too "JELLY" of him. "What's Up!" as R-Truth's music hits and he makes his way out with his "robe" and "scepter."
Adam Rose vs. R-Truth
The match begins with a lock up in the center of the ring. The two have a series of back and forths until R Truth hits Rose with an elbow knocking him to the mat. Truth sends Rose to the corner and misses a splash. Rose hits a series of strikes to the head of Truth and covers for a one count. Truth is sent into the ropes and rolls up Rose for a two count. Rose tries to mount some offense but Truth isn't having it. He hits Rose with The Lie Detector and gets the pinfall
Truth puts on his robe and crown and waves to his kingdom after the victory.
We are shown footage on WWE's YouTube channel of The Rock making a surprise appearance at a WWE live event in Boston where he interrupted Bo Dallas just as he began to sing a song to the crowd. The Rock broke the internet with all the talk about the appearance.
Up next we take a look at John Cena and Kevin Owens' rivalry.
We are shown footage of RAW where Owens fakes out Cena as he accepted the US Championship Open Challenge just to bring Cesaro out for the match. Owens interrupts the match and hits Cena with a Pop Up Powerbomb saying he will take the US Championship from Cena at Battleground.
We then see footage from WWE.com of Intercontinental Champion Ryback talking about taking care of business starting with his opponent tonight, Mark Henry. He promises to Shell Shock Mark Henry.
We see Mark Henry backstage. He is asked for his thoughts on what Ryback just said. Mark Henry cuts a promo where he says Ryback has bit off more than he can chew. He says there is no doubt that Ryback will be put in The Hall of Pain. Mark Henry's music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
Back from commercial, Ryback's music hits and it is Feeding Time!
WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback vs. Mark Henry (Non-Title)
The match begins with a lock up. The two men are broken up by the referee and Henry sends Ryback out of the ring. When he comes back in Henry takes it to Ryback. Throwing him around the ring like a rag doll. Ryback counters now taking it to Henry in the corner with a series of punches. Ryback tries to take Henry up for Shell Shock but Henry slips away. Henry hits Ryback with a clothesline. Henry stands on top of Ryback putting pressure on his back. Henry sends Ryback into the ropes. Ryback ducks Henry and hits a shoulder block sending Henry down. He hits a splash on Henry and covers for a two count. Ryback tries to suplex Henry but is not successful as Henry reverses. Henry takes it to Ryback focusing on his back. He sends Ryback into the corner, mocking him with a FEED ME MORE of his own. Henry slams Ryback in the center of the ring. He then clinches Ryback with a bear hug. Henry slams Ryback and gets a two count on Ryback. Ryback up now hits a clothesline off the ropes. Ryback takes it to Henry in the corner. Ryback takes Henry up and suplexes the World's Strongest Man. Ryback feeds off the crowd and hits a meat hook clothesline on Henry. "Finish it". Ryback in now to go for Shell Shocked but Henry counters going for a slam of his own. Ryback slips out and hits a spine buster on Henry. The straps come down and Ryback hits Shell Shocked on Henry for the win.
We see J&J Security with WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins backstage hyping those Apple watches again. They confirm that Roman Reigns has not made it to the arena yet.
Back from commercial, we see Brie Bella and Alicia Fox making their way to the ring. Naomi is already in the ring.
Brie Bella w/ Alicia Fox vs. Naomi
The match begins with a lock up. There is a series of back and forths until Naomi gains the upper hand and kicks Brie to the mat. She pins Brie for a one count. Brie comes back now and slaps Naomi right across the face. She laughs but quickly retreats when Naomi comes back at her. Bella slips out of the ring. Naomi gives chase and Alicia Fox attempts a clothesline but misses on Naomi. Brie out of nowhere turns and hits Naomi sending her to the floor outside. Brie sends her back in the ring and stomps on Naomi with a series of boots to the gut. Naomi tries to gain some offensive momentum but Brie climbs to the top rope and hits a flying kick on Naomi. She covers Naomi for a two count. Brie has a choke hold on Naomi now but Naomi is able to slide out. She hits a kick of her own to Brie sending her to the corner. Brie bounces back hitting a knee to Naomi on the ropes. Brie covers for a two count. Brie hits a bulldog on Naomi and covers for a two count. She goes back to the choke hold on Naomi. Naomi counters sending Brie to the corner. Naomi is sent to the corner where Alicia Fox grabs her foot giving Brie the opening she needs to slam Naomi down face first for the win.
Winner: Brie Bella
Bray Wyatt hits the screen calling out Roman Reigns. He says he thinks Reigns is hiding from everyone. Wyatt says he has no one to hold him back which makes him stronger than Reigns. Wyatt says he will burn all that Reigns has and that he should run.
Back from the break, The Ascension is in the ring. The Prime Time Players music hits and the WWE Tag Team Champions Million Dollar Dance their way down to the ring.
WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players vs. The Ascension (Non-Title)
Titus and Viktor start with Viktor hitting some slaps to the chest of Titus. Titus then sends Viktor to the corner for some slaps of his own. Titus slaps the chest of Viktor multiple times. Titus tags in Darren Young. They double team on Viktor. Young covers for two. Konnor tags himself in. Young and Konnor go back and forth. Konnor takes Young out of the ring. Viktor tries to go after Young off the apron but is taken out. Konner comes at Young but he is struck with a big punch to the face. Young is then sent face first into the post by Viktor. Titus looks concerned as we go to break.
Back from the break, we see Viktor taking it to Darren Young. Jerry Lawler informs us that Roman Reigns still has not been seen yet at the arena. The Ascension continues to take it to Darren Young as he can't get a tag to Titus. Young trying to gain momentum flips Viktor over the top rope. Titus wants in the match. Young makes the tag to Titus and here he comes. Titus takes out The Ascension with a series of shoulder blocks. Viktor comes off the ropes and is caught in midair by Titus. He slings him across the ring like a rag doll. Konnor misses a clothesline on Titus. Titus hits a big boot on Konnor. Titus hits a running shoulder on Konner and covers for a two count as Viktor breaks it up. Darren Young is in to take care of Viktor. He sends him out of the ring. Konner goes after Titus in the corner but Titus turns and hits him with Clash of the Titus.
Winners: The Prime Time Players
We see Summer Rae and Rusev walking in the backstage area as we go to commercial.
Rusev comes out to the ring and we see footage of RAW where there was a confrontation between Summer and Lana. Rusev tells the crowd that Summer has something to say. She says she wants to apologize for her actions on RAW. She is being contrary though and says that Rusev is Lana's loss and her gain. Rusev then kisses her hand. He says that Summer is a real woman who knows her place. He says he doesn't need Lana anymore. He tries to get the crowd to chant Summer's name now instead of Lana's. He says he has a "New Lana...ooops...new Woman now." He says when he returns he will tear Ziggler apart.
We see Seth Rollins making his way to the ring with J&J Security, but will Roman Reigns show up?
Back from the break we hear Seth Rollins music. He makes his way to the ring with J&J Security. Rollins gives Roman Reigns to the count of 10 to come out. Jamie begins to count. He gets to 7 and Roman Reigns music hits. Reigns appears in the crowd and makes his way down to the ring looking hurt and banged up.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (Non-Title)
Rollins attacks Reigns as he hits the ring. Reigns lifts Rollins and sends him into the corner. Reigns hits a big right hand on Rollins and turns his attention to Joey Mercury. He brings Mercury into the ring. Reigns goes to Power Bomb Mercury but Rollins seizes the opportunity and kicks Reigns in the gut. Rollins lifts up Reigns and Power Bombs him into the corner. Rollins covers for a two count. Rollins stomps on Reigns as he lies in the center of the ring. Reigns is left on the ropes and Joey Mercury punches him as he walks by. Rollins is up top now. He hits a stomp on Reigns and covers for a two count. Rollins continues to punch Reigns in the corner now and starts to hit a series of kicks to the body of Reigns. Reigns tries to counter but is slammed to the mat by Rollins. Rollins back up to the top now and jumps right in to an uppercut by Roman Reigns. Reigns hits a series of punches on Rollins. Rollins then goes back to the body of reigns exposing his ribs with a series of punches. Reigns counters with a series of 10 clotheslines to Rollins in the corner. Joey Mercury is on the apron but Roman takes him out. Rollins sees this as an opportunity and attempts a power bomb on Reigns. Reigns counters and hits a power bomb of his own. Reigns is grabbed by Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury attacks Reigns in the ring. The referee rings the bell and the match is over.
Winner via DQ: Roman Reigns
J&J and Rollins take it to Reigns after the match is over. Dean Ambrose music hits and he comes down with the kendo stick taking out everyone. Rollins goes for a pedigree on Ambrose, but Reigns hits him with a Superman punch. Reigns gears up for a spear, but Joey Mercury pulls Rollins out of the ring. J&J and Rollins attempt to escape through the crowd. Reigns and Ambrose grab Joey Mercury as Noble and Rollins look on from the crowd. Rollins leaves Mercury hanging and Ambrose hits him with the kendo stick and Reigns hits him with a Superman punch. Ambrose continues to attack Mercury with the kendo stick and Reigns hits him with a spear. Rollins will not help his friend and looks on in fear as Reigns and Ambrose celebrate in the ring.
We go off the air with Ambrose and Reigns watching as Noble and Rollins retreat to the back.