July 9, 2015
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WWE: Then. Now. Forever.
We open the show with footage from RAW of Seth Rollins calling out Brock Lesnar. We are reminded of what happened as Brock Lesnar beat the car of J&J to a pulp and we see Seth Rollins run scared out of the arena as Lesnar holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the ring.
Jerry Lawler, Tom Phillips and Jimmy Uso on commentary tonight.
Seth Rollins' music hits. Seth says he did the unthinkable by calling out Brock Lesnar. Rollins says that Lesnar proved to the world that he is a coward because he took his frustrations out on the car instead of coming down to the ring. Seth says that Brock messed with his family and that crossed the line. He claims that at Battleground, he will slay the beast and humiliate him. As he continues on his rant, we hear a weird beeping noise in the background. He stops talking and we see a tow truck bringing in the beat up car from Monday night. "Ladies and Gentleman" it's Paul Heyman to the ramp now. Heyman says he could spew a bunch of metaphors about the comparison between the car and Rollins...and he does. He then goes on to say Seth Rollins will lose his title when he gets to Suplex City at Battleground. Rollins turns it on Heyman saying that Brock is the one that will leave looking like the car after the match. Heyman is asked by Seth who he thinks will walk out champion after all that he has done. Heyman responds by saying that Brock will hold up the title and declare once again to be the champ. Rollins interrupts Heyman and tells him to shut up. He continues to tell everyone to shut up. He says no one will beat him and he will leave Battleground as the champ. Rollins holds up the title and his music hits with Heyman looking on in disgust.
Tonight's main event will be a Champion vs. Champion match featuring WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback facing WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
Also tonight: The Big show and Roman Reigns will face each other one on one.
Dean Ambrose's music hits and the crowd come alive.
Back from the break, Bo Dallas' music hits. Bo comes down the ramp with a mic and says Ambrose could use some inspiration and maybe a shower. He says he just inspired The Rock to be the hottest thing in the world right now and he can do the same for Ambrose if he will just "BO-LIEVE"!
Dean Ambrose vs. Bo Dallas
The match begins with a lock up. They have a series of lockups and reversals. Dallas heads toward the ropes to break an arm bar that Ambrose has applied. Dean backs up and Dallas makes his move running off the ropes. Ambrose ducks him and rolls him up for a two count. Dallas off the ropes again is hit with a clothesline taking him to the mat. Ambrose hits a big chop. Dallas gaining momentum after the chop takes Ambrose out of the ring and sends him in to the barricade. Dallas hits a series of forearms to Ambrose on the apron. Ambrose is slammed to the mat and pinned for a two count. He kicks out and Dallas throws Ambrose into a headlock.
Back from the break Ambrose gains momentum hitting an inside out clothesline on Dallas. Dallas is sent out of the ring and Ambrose flies through the middle rope sending Dallas into the announce table. Ambrose up top but Dallas counters and takes him to the mat with a slam off the top. He covers Ambrose for a two count. Dallas goes for the running BO dog. Ambrose counters with a bulldog of his own. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds but Dallas counters. Dallas hits the ropes but Ambrose catches him and this time hits Dirty Deeds and gets the pinfall victory.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Later tonight: Randy Orton will be on Smackdown.
Back from the break, we see Seth Rollins in the back shaking his head. Big Show comes in and tells Seth that times are tough right now. Rollins says he should be ok, but if Big Show wants to he can help conquer Suplex City. Big Show declines and says Rollins should focus on facing Ryback later tonight. Seth gets fired up and Big Show wishes him luck saying he will be watching later, but first he will take care of Roman Reigns.
We see footage from RAW between Rusev and Ziggler fighting over Lana once again. Summer Rae and Rusev take out Ziggler and Lana. We are told that Dolph Ziggler is out indefinitely after the attack by Rusev.
Rusev's music hits and he brings out Summer Rae. Rusev is now wearing shoes as he makes his way to the ring.
Back from the break, we see Fandango trying to impress Summer Rae with some of his dance moves.
Rusev vs. Fandango
The match begins with a lock up. Fandango hits Rusev with a series of chops before he is sent off the ropes. Fandango bounces back hitting a hurricanrana on Rusev. Rusev is sent off the ropes and hits Fandango with a big body block. Rusev hits a series of elbow drops on Fandango. Rusev hits Fandango with a big kick to the ribs. Fandango gets up and tries to mount a comeback but Rusev squashes that sending him to the mat once again. Summer Rae looks pleased, but then a "WE WANT LANA" chant breaks out. Rusev is flustered by the chant. Rusev applies a pressure point maneuver on Fandango pressing his knuckles into the neck of Fandango. Fandango breaks the hold and hits a dropkick on Rusev. Fandango off the top rope hits Rusev and covers him for a two count. Fandango back to the top rope now but he is caught by Rusev. Rusev sends him down and hits Fandango with a massive kick to the head. He applies the Accolade and Fandango taps.
After the match, Rusev applies the hold again. Summer Rae comes in the ring and Rusev makes her raise his hand in victory.
Up next: Roman Reigns vs. Big Show
Back from the break, Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd. We see footage of Reigns vs. Sheamus from RAW. We see Bray Wyatt's decoy taken out by Reigns as Wyatt mocks him from the screen.
Big Show's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.
Big Show vs. Roman Reigns
The match begins with Roman Reigns hitting a series of punches to the body of Big Show. They go back and forth trading punches and Reigns sends Show to the corner. Reigns mounts Big show and hits him with a series of punches to the head as Show is stuck in the corner. Show then counters and hits Roman with a huge shoulder block taking Reigns to the mat. Big show hits a series of punches to the body of Reigns and then slams him to the mat. Reigns mounts a comeback now but it is short lived as Big Show sends him out of the ring. Big show goes after Reigns but misses and hits the ring post head first. Reigns hits show with a kick sending him toward the announce table. Big show gets back in the ring and Reigns hits him with a series of kicks. He attempts to take the big man down and finally succeeds hitting a clothesline on Show. Reigns is pumped up now and loads up for a Superman punch. He hits the mat with his fist but the screen shifts and we see the graphic of Bray Wyatt. The screen goes black. We then see the fireflies and Wyatt making his way to the ring. Roman is trying to make sure it is really him after what happened on RAW. We then see Wyatt sneak up from behind coming in the ring. Reigns feels his presence and turns toward the ropes hitting Wyatt with a Superman punch. Big Show takes advantage but misses a clothesline. Reigns hits Big Show with a Superman punch but it's not enough to take him down. He connects again with a Superman punch on Show taking him down. Reigns loads up and is ready to spear the big guy but he is grabbed from behind by Wyatt and the pulled in to the post. The referee rings the bell.
Winner: Roman Reigns via DQ
Big Show picks up Roman Reigns and hits a chokeslam leaving Reigns in the center of the ring. Wyatt circles the ring like a vulture. He goes in and the buzzard crawls backwards towards Reigns. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail and the screen goes black.
Back from the break, we see The Prime Time Players swaying in the ring. The New Day's music hits and the crowd pops. New Day claps their way down to the ring as Big E will take on Titus.
Titus O'Neil vs. Big E Langston
The match begins with Big E kicking Titus down to the mat. Big E hits a big clothesline and covers Titus for a two count. Big E is sent out of the ring and Titus drags him back in hitting a series of clotheslines and then a big slam on Big E. Big E though comes back and hits a belly to belly suplex on Titus. The New Day are all on the apron now trying to take advantage of the numbers game. Kofi goes to take out Titus but the ref intervenes. The referee then decides it is time for New Day to go. He demands that Kofi and Xavier go backstage and bans them from ringside. Big E is livid as he argues with the referee. Titus sees his opening and grabs Big E hitting him with Clash of the Titus in the center of the ring getting the pinfall victory.
Winner: Titus O'Neil
After the match, PTP celebrates as New Day attend to their fallen member.
We see a promo for WWE 2K16 with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin being named the cover boy.
Randy Orton's music hits and the Viper is here on Smackdown
Back from break, we see footage from RAW where Orton was taking on Kane. Sheamus interrupts and Kane declares the match No Holds Barred. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick on Orton. We then see footage of Orton coming back out later on RAW hitting an RKO out of nowhere on Sheamus.
Back in the ring, Orton cuts a promo saying that he has been in the WWE for 13 years and that he has had many enemies throughout the years, but no one has gotten under his skin like Sheamus. He says that the only thing entertaining about Sheamus will be when he rips that stupid mohawk off his head and shoves it up his arse. Orton fires up the crowd and goes to leave the ring. The Ascension's music hits and they make their way out to the ramp. Konnor and Viktor say that Randy needs to leave and that this is their match time. The Ascension claims that they will rip Randy limb from limb and demand that he leave before he is introduced to the Wastelands. Orton backs off and goes to leave the ring...RKO out of nowhere for both members of The Ascension.
We see footage of RAW where Kevin Owens answered the United States Championship open challenge. Cesaro interrupts and says that the match is his. Cena and Cesaro put on a match of the year candidate and then Owens goes to hit the champion, but Cena isn't having it and hits an AA on Owens.
The Bella's music hits and they make their way to the ring with Alicia Fox.
Back from the break, Naomi and Tamina make their way to the ring.
Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Naomi and Tamina
The match begins with Brie taking Naomi down hitting her with a knee on the ropes. Brie covers for a two count. Naomi tags in Tamina. Brie gets Tamina into the corner and hits a series of kicks. Brie goes up to the top and jumps towards Tamina. Tamina catches Brie and slams her to the mat. Tamina covers for a two count. Tamina throws Brie to the corner and tags in Naomi. Naomi takes it to Brie with a series of kicks. Naomi goes to send Brie into the corner but Brie slips out and Naomi hits face first off the top turnbuckle. Brie is crawling towards a tag to Alicia Fox. She gets there and makes the tag. Fox in now hits a two dropkicks to Naomi. Alicia then takes out Tamina in the corner sending her to the floor. Fox turns her attention back to Naomi in the corner and hits her with a kick to the face. Nomi is sent off the ropes but Tamina tags herself in as she goes by. Fox pins Naomi but Tamina is the legal competitor. Tamina breaks up the pin. Tamina takes Fox up on her shoulders and Nikki Bella jumps on the apron to distract the referee. Brie sneaks behind the ref and pulls Fox down. She sends Tamina into the ropes where she runs into her own partner taking Naomi to the floor. Alicia Fox is off the ropes and Alicia Fox hits a scissor kick to Tamina to get the pinfall victory.
Winners: Brie Bella and Alicia Fox
We go backstage and Ryback is being interviewed. He says that Seth Rollins is pathetic and is a terrible excuse for a champion. He says tonight there is no running and he will show Seth how to be a real champion.
Back from the commercial, we are told of breaking news. This Monday night, Brock Lesnar will be on RAW Live in Atlanta.
Feed me More! Ryback's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Seth Rollins music hits and he is out to finalize the main event. He looks at the car on the ramp as he makes his way to the ramp.
Champion vs. Champion
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback
The match begins with a lock up. Rollins is thrown to the mat by Ryback. Ryback hits Rollins with a big shoulder and he rolls out of the ring frustrated. Rollins walks back up the steps and meets Ryback. Rollins on the offensive now, hitting a series of punches to The Big Guy. Rollins goes for a suplex but Ryback blocks it. He counters taking Seth Rollins straight up into the air. He holds him there for 30 seconds marching around the ring with Rollins like he is a musical instrument. Ryback then suplexes the WWE World Heavyweight Champ and sends him back out of the ring with a clothesline.
Rollins lies outside the ring as we go to break.
Back from the break Rollins has taken control of the match as we see him forcing Ryback's throat down to the top rope. The two men battle on the apron but Rollins hits Ryback with a super kick sending him to the concrete. Ryback tries to get back in the ring but Seth has a different idea running and hitting him through the middle rope. Ryback is sent flying into the barricade at ringside. Rollins throws Ryback into the ring. He then bounces at ringside and jumps to the apron, mocking Brock Lesnar. Seth gets back in the ring. Rollins hits Ryback in the corner and sends him to the mat. Rollins locks up Ryback in a sleeper hold. Ryback fights out. Rollins is dropped by Ryback. Rollins is slammed in the center of the ring and pins Rollins for a two count. Rollins now on the offensive goes up top. He misses and Ryback hits him with a big slam. Rollins is dropped with a Power slam and Ryback says its feeding time. He loads up and hits the Meathook Clothesline on Rollins. He says its time finish it as he takes Rollins up for Shell Shock. Rollins squirms out and crawls toward the ropes. Ryback pursues and Rollins counters with a spinning kick off the mat. Rollins rolls out of the ring and demands for his title belt. He walks up the ramp as he has had enough of the Big Guy. Ryback says no no and grabs Seth by the hair dragging him back to the ring. Seth rolls back out the other side running away from Ryback again. He tries to escape through the crowd but Ryback catches him and sets him up for Shell Shock on the concrete. Again Rollins weasels out and takes off running. This time he eludes Ryback and makes his way through the crowd. The referee continues to count and Ryback wins via count out.
Winner: Ryback via count out
Ryback is disgusted as Rollins stands at the top of the ramp holding up his title. Ryback holds up the Intercontinental Championship and the Big Show's music hits. He makes his way out and he and Seth head toward the ring together. Ryback readies himself for battle in the ring. Ryback attacks first, but the numbers game prevails and he is taken out by both men. Roman Reigns' music hits and he runs down the ramp to even the score. Reigns takes out Rollins and hits a spear on Big Show. Rollins grabs Reigns and goes for a pedigree. Reigns slips out and he sends Rollins over to Ryback who takes him up for a Shell Shocked. Reigns and Ryback stand tall in the ring as Rollins and Show retreat to the back.
We go off the air as Ryback and Reigns continue to celebrate.