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    Amrocky25 & RatedR31 Presents WWE: We Are The WWE Universe

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    Five hundred million dollars. Five hundred million dollars is what twenty six year old Alex Maverick and twenty five year old Nick Kennedy won on June 7
    th
    2016.


    Friends for ten years and both from Long Island, New York they were shocked when the winning numbers were revealed. Each number had significance as each number was specific to the WWE. 12 for how many eliminations Roman Reigns had in 2014 during the Royal Rumble, 16 for number of World championships Ric Flair has held, 23 for the number of wins Undertaker has at WrestleMania, 30 for numberof entrants in the Royal Rumble and 32 for how many WrestleMania’s have taken place so far. The multiplier ball was 9 for number of times Chris Jericho has held the Intercontinental championships.

    What would the two best friends do with the money? Of course, they donated some to charity, took care of their families and friends. Still five hundred million dollars is a lot of money, almost too much money. I say almost because by the end of July, the friends knew exactly what to do with the remaining cash.

    Off the heels of a lackluster and predictable Money in the Bank pay per view, the friends decided they wanted to book WWE. As fans for nearly twenty years, they felt the main product was becoming stale. They felt they had the creativity and drive to make WWE and the “New Era” similar to what the Attitude Era was back in the 90’s. However, they wanted to be better than the Attitude Era. So much so that when people twenty years from now looked at the New Era they would say it was the greatest product the WWE ever put out. However, it was easier said than done.

    On July 26thNick and Alex were able to get a meeting with Vince McMahon after paying a hefty donation. The two Long Islanders pitched the idea to Vince that they would run Smackdown and Raw since they knew what the WWE Universe wanted having been part of it for so long. They told Vince, they didn’t want to buy WWE; all they wanted was creative control. He would still reap the benefits (mainly income) and would still be the boss of the WWE. Both also said they would only hold position as General Manager of each brand, while Stephanie and Shane could be commissioners of each brand and be there as a safety net only if things went south.

    At first Vince was skeptical, but once again a nice donation to the WWE had Vince singing a different tune. The terms would be as followed:

    Nick would have Raw which would go back to two hours. Nick would also get all WWE Championships (WWE Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship). In addition Nick would get the United States Title and the old school Women’s Championship (which would be named the WWE Women’s Championship)

    Alex would get Smackdown which would feature World Heavyweight Championship, World Tag Team Championship, Intercontinental Championship and a brand new Women's World Championship

    A draft would be held on July 31st where all superstars (main roster and NXT roster) were eligible. Each show will go back and forth, pick for pick until no superstars are left to draft.

    Eligible superstars are listed out in categories on Men, Women, and Tag Teams

    Tag Team listed count as one pick; teams are eligible to be split up during the draft if superstars are drafted individually
    .

    Each show will have four NXT picks: two men, one woman, and one team that will go to the main rosters. NXT superstars outside the four NXT picks can still be drafted and their rights will belong to either Raw or Smackdown and will be called up when the General Manager decides.

    Legends and free agents will available and will be signed separately from the draft; signing a legend or free agent is available at any time


    All championships are vacant.

    Last but not least Vince made sure to tell the two future General Managers of the WWE that their contracts would only last for a year. They would have to earn extensions. That means their contracts would last from July 31st2016 12:00 am to August 1st 2017 11:59 PM. Both guys agreed and the contracts were signed.

    Elated the friends quickly started to formulate how they would make their brand the best brand possible and it all starts with the 2016 WWE Draft. Stay tuned….

    Booker Notes: Finally posted a BTB. My partner is a real life friend and he has previous booker experience as well. He won't be as active, but I do have all of his shows that he emailed to me. Hope everyone enjoys. Draft results will be posted soon.













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    Sounds intriguing. I'm looking forward to reading more.

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    2016 WWE Draft Results






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    Authority Figures

    Raw Commissioner: Stephanie McMahon

    Raw General Manager: Nick Kennedy

    Male Superstars

    Alberto Del Rio

    Baron Corbin

    Big Show

    Bo Dallas

    Bobby Roode

    Cesaro

    Chris Jericho

    Curtis Axel

    Dean Ambrose

    Dolph Ziggler

    Jack Swagger

    John Cena

    Randy Orton

    Seth Rollins

    The Miz

    Tye Dillinger

    Tyler Breeze

    Women Superstar

    Alicia Fox

    Bayley

    Emma

    Eva Marie

    Nikki Bella

    Paige

    Summer Rae

    Tamina

    Raw Tag Teams

    Golden Truth

    The New Day

    The Revival

    The Shining Stars

    The Usos

    The Vaudevillians

    Hall of Champions

    WWE Champion

    Chris Jericho
    (August 21st 2016 to ---)

    United States Champion

    The Miz
    (August 21st 2016 to ---)

    WWE Tag Team Champions

    The Revival
    (August 21st 2016 to --- )

    WWE Women’s Champion

    Paige
    (August 15th 2016 to --- )

    Other On Air Talent

    Commentary Team

    Tom Phillips & JBL

    Backstage Interviewer

    Renee Young

    Other Commentator

    David Otunga

    Valets

    Maryse

    Authority Figures

    Smackdown Commissioner: Shane McMahon

    Smackdown General Manager: Alex Maverick

    Male Superstars

    AJ Styles

    Apollo Crews

    Bray Wyatt

    Fandango

    Finn Balor

    Heath Slater

    Kane

    Kevin Owens

    Mark Henry

    Neville

    Roman Reigns

    Rusev

    Sami Zayn

    Sheamus

    Shinuske Nakumura

    Titus O’Neil

    Zack Ryder

    Women Superstars

    Asuka

    Becky Lynch

    Charlotte

    Dana Brooke

    Naomi

    Natalya

    Sasha Banks

    Smackdown Tag Teams

    American Alpha

    Enzo & Cass

    The Ascension

    The Club

    The Dudleys

    The Lucha Dragons

    The Wyatt Family

    Hall of Champions

    World Heavyweight Champion

    AJ Styles
    (August 21st 2016 to ---)

    Intercontinental Champion

    Finn Balor
    (September 16th 2016 to ---)

    World Tag Team Champions

    The Good Brothers
    (September 18th 2016 to---

    World Women’s Champion

    Sasha Banks
    (August 21st to --- )

    Other On Air Talent

    Commentary Team

    Mauro Raniallo & Corey Graves

    Backstage Interviewer

    Byron Saxton

    Other Commentator

    Michael Cole

    Valet

    Lana

    NXT Roster

    Alexa Bliss

    Aliyah

    Andrade “Cien” Almas

    Angelo Dawkins

    Austin Aries

    Authors of Pain

    Billie Kay

    Blake & Murphy

    Carmella

    DIY

    Elias Sampson

    Ember Moon

    Hideo Itami

    Liv Morgan

    Mandy Rose

    Mojo Rawley

    Nia Jax

    No Way Jose

    Oney Lorcan

    Peyton Royce

    Samoa Joe

    Sawyer Fulton

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    WWE Presents…


    Monday Night Raw from Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island


    Episode 1


    August 1st 2016


    “New Era, New GM”

    The WWE then…now…forever opening plays. The screen is black for a few moments and in the background various screams from the live crowd can be heard. A few more moments pass before the opening beat to G-Eazy’s “Random”plays. The chorus begins to play and the crowd is screaming. The chorus ends.

    *PYRO*

    *PYRO*


    *PYRO*


    The lights go on and G-Eazy starts to rap as the titantron displays the name Nick Kennedy in big red letters. Nick Kennedy, steps out and considering how baller his entrance was, he’s anything but a baller. Nick stands 5’7 possibly 5’8 on a good day and looks like he weighs 130 pounds soaking wet. Instead of wearing a suit like a normal boss would he is the complete opposite. Baggy jeans, a basic T-Shirt and sneakers are what this millionaire is wearing. He has a smile on his face as he stares off into thedistance looking at the sold out crowd.

    Phillips



    Don’t adjust your TV sets folks! This is Monday Night Raw, the longest reigning weekly episodic TV show on television. I’m Tom Phillips and alongside me is John Bradshaw Layfield, better known as JBL.

    Kennedy walks down the ramp giving fans high-fives whether they want them or not.

    JBL


    This is Raw’s new general manager? What was Vince McMahon thinking?!?!



    Phillips



    You know what they say JBL you can’t judge a book by its cover.



    JBL



    He looks like a broke college student!



    Phillips



    Think of Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He doesn’t look like the owner of a multi-million dollar team and yet he’s an NBA champion!



    JBL



    This isn’t the NBA Tom! This is sports entertainment! Raw is doomed!

    Good to see Nick Kennedy is off to a great start at least he got into the ring with no problems. He grabs a microphone from a ringside worker and waits for his music to fade out. The crowd is buzzing as Nick stands in the center of the ring before slowly bringing the microphone towards his mouth. He goes to speak.

    *The Second Coming*

    The crowd goes wild as Seth Rollins dressed in his all black wrestling attire comes out from behind the curtains and starts to make his way down to the ring.


    JBL



    If there’s one thing this new Raw GM did right it was drafting Seth Rollins first overall.

    Rollins grabs the microphone from the steps before getting into the ring. He stands only a few feet away from Kennedy who seems a bits urprised to see Seth Rollins. Rollins waits for his music to die down and stares at Kennedy giving him a few up and downs. Finally….Rollins cracks a smile and starts to laugh. Kennedy and the Raw crowd are confused.


    Rollins



    Very funny!


    (trying to contain his laughter)


    Guess you guys figured we already got him once, why not do it again and get so many more people in on the joke?

    The Raw GM seems to be speechless but is finally able to muster…


    Kennedy



    What?

    Rollins still has a smile on his face.


    Rollins



    Good one, you almost had me, but I’m one step ahead. Where are Stephanie and Triple H to tell me I’ve been swerved?

    The crowd giggles a little as Rollins starts to scan the arena looking for The Authority. Kennedy walks closer to Seth who has his back turned to him and taps him on the shoulder. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion spins around.


    Kennedy



    Seth….this isn’t a joke.

    Rollins smiles and mouths “you can’t fool me” and Kennedy shakes his head and grabs him by the shoulder.


    Kennedy



    (serious tone)


    Seriously, Seth this isn’t a joke. I’m your new boss.


    (pauses)


    The Authority is no more. I’m the person calling the shots here on Monday Night Raw.

    The crowd cheers as disbelief starts to set in and Seth’s face starts to turn red with anger.


    Rollins



    You?!?!?

    The Architect gets right into the face of Kennedy. Rollins naturally has a terrifying presence as he stands over the much smaller Kennedy.


    Rollins



    I don’t take orders from nerds like you.

    Kennedy gulps in fear and he no longer seems to have that confidence/cockiness he had a few minutes earlier but…


    *My Time Is Now*


    The Providence crowd roars with cheers. Rollins now focuses his attention towards the ramp (giving Kennedy a perfect opportunity to take a few steps away from Seth) as John Cena stands atop it. The camera zooms in on Cena who looks right at it and cracks a smile before saluting and walking down the ramp.


    Phillips



    Thankfully John Cena is making his way down to the ring. If he didn’t come out Raw may have been looking for a new general manager.



    JBL



    Don’t get me wrong I have tremendous respect for John, but Seth Rollins is right. Nick Kennedy is a nerd, and there is no way in hell he should be the boss of someone as talented and so well accomplished like Seth Rollins is.

    Cena gets in the ring as Rollins looks on frustrated. Cena makes his way over to Kennedy and smiles, extending his hand. The two guys shake hands before the fifteen time world champion turns back around and faces Rollins.


    Cena



    Now Seth…that is not how you treat your boss.

    Rollins rolls his eyes.


    Cena



    Why are you being such a buzzkill? This is Monday Night Raw live from Providence, Rhode Island!

    The crowd gives Cena the cheap pop he wanted.


    Rollins



    Don’t you have somewhere else to be? Maybe Smackdown…so AJ Styles can beat you up again, just like he did at Money in the Bank.

    The crowd lets out an “ohhh” as Cena kind of shrugs it off.


    Cena



    You and AJ have a lot in common. He has The Club; you had The Shield and The Authority. Without people carrying you throughout your careers you would be nothing. Me?


    (scoffs)


    I did it on my ownand I’m going to continue to do it on my own and if you don’t believe me…


    (dramatic pause)


    …come get some!

    The crowd cheers as Cena starts to take off his shirt before tossing it to some random fan. Rollins looks like he’s ready to fight while Nick Kennedy is flustered, trying to sort out his first mess on Monday Night Raw.


    *Break The Walls Down*


    Once again the crowd cheers and Chris Jericho walks out from the ramp with microphone already in hand. He’s in his wrestling attire and a stupid silk scarf is wrapped around his neck.
    His music dies down quickly as he is already half way down the ramp and is quickly approaching the ring.


    Jericho



    Blah…blah…blah…blah…blah.

    Jericho shakes his head in frustration.


    Jericho



    My head is about to explode listening to all of you. I don’t know who the biggest stupid idiot here is.

    Y2J gets in the ring and looks in the direction of Rollins.


    Jericho



    Is it Seth Rollins?

    Rollins mouths I’m not an idiot and the crowd agree as they boo. Jericho then turns his attention to Cena.


    Jericho



    Is it John Cena?

    That gets some cheers from the crowd, but it’s mostly drowned out by boos. Jericho then looks out into the crowd.


    Jericho


    Maybe it’s each and every one of you.


    The crowd boos, but Jericho doesn’t care. However, he turns to the center of the ring and looks at the new Raw GM and gets right in his face.



    Jericho



    No…the biggest stupid idiot is definitely-


    *Retaliation*


    Dean Ambrose in his jeans and leather jacket combo swaggers down the ramp. He seems to be all business as he approaches the ring. He gets inside the ring and pushes Jericho out of the way and gets right in the face ofthe Raw GM. He even rips the microphone away from Kennedy.


    Ambrose

    I want my WWE Championship back!


    The crowd roars with excitement, but before he can get an answer Jericho comes from behind and knocks down Ambrose. Clearly he took exception the getting shoved by the Lunatic Fringe.



    Jericho starts to attack Ambrose and Rollins looks like he wants to join in on the fun, but he’s cut off by Cena and now all four men are paired off. Ambrose and Jericho are rolling around by the feet of the general manger, while Rollins and Cena battle off in the corner. After a few moments,Cena is able to clothesline Rollins up and over the top rope and onto the outside.


    Ambrose is throwing erratic punches at Jericho who is tryinghis best to cover up. Finally Jericho is able to push Ambrose off and rolls underneath the rope and meets Rollins on the outside as the two start to walk up the ramp as Ambrose and Cena stands tall inside the ring.


    Kennedy

    That’s enough!


    (pauses)


    If you guys want to fight that’s what you’re going to do.


    (pauses)



    Tonight on Raw we’re going to have two main events!

    The crowd cheers.
    Phillips


    Alright! The new Raw General Manager already making great decisions!


    Kennedy


    It’s going to be Dean Ambrose verse Chris Jericho in one main event.

    The crowd cheers.
    Kennedy


    The other main event will be John Cena verse Seth Rollins.

    Again the crowd cheers as two huge main events have been announced. Ambrose and Cena seem happy with the matches, while Rollins andJericho don’t seem as thrilled. They’re more on the angry side.

    Kennedy



    The winner of those matches will go onto to SummerSlam for a chance to become the WWE Champion!

    The crowd cheers again and with the mention of the WWE Championship, all four guys seem focus, especially Dean Ambrose.

    Kennedy



    Good luck!

    Random plays in the background as the camera shows the twopairs both trash talking to each other, even though they are a fair distance away from each other.

    Phillips



    What an immediate impact made by the new Raw general manager Nick Kennedy!


    JBL


    I knew this man was a genius! Raw is in great hands!

    You can almost hear Phillips sigh into his microphone after that statement made by JBL.

    *Backstage Area*


    We see Paige and Alicia Fox talking together. The crowd givesa light pop, but explodes when Bayley walks into the frame. She shyly waves at both and then extends her arms out for a hug. Fox and Paige look at each otheras Bayley nervously waits for a response. Much to her delight, they both extend their arms out and all three girls join in a group hug.

    Phillips



    Up next, the Women’s Revolution will be showcase here on Raw as the team of Alicia Fox, Paige and making her Raw debut Bayley take on the team of Summer Rae, Tamina, and Eva Marie!


    *Commercial Break*

    After the commercial break cameras are backstage as we see an overheated Nick Kennedy and we’re not talking about his attitude. Kennedy is sweating clearly the bright lights of Monday Night Raw got to him a bit. He grabs a bottle of water from a nearby catering table. He takes a sip of water.

    Big E (O.S.)



    (loud)


    Awwwwwwwwwww Mr.Kennedy!

    Into the frame appears the New Day decked out in all their ridiculous gear including unicorn horns atop their heads and Booty O’s in their hands. Kennedy smiles.

    Kennedy



    Hey-


    Big E


    (cutting him off)


    Kennedy!

    Some of the smarks laugh as the boss rolls his eyes.

    Kennedy



    Guys, if you don’t mind can we make this quick? I got a lot of things to do tonight.


    Kingston


    That’s funny because we’re the complete opposite!


    Big E


    That’s right we have all the time in the world! That means more time to eat Booty O’s. Booty O’s…


    Big E/Kingston/Woods


    They make sure you ain’t booty!

    They display the box to Kennedy who doesn’t seem too thrilled.

    Woods



    (rubbing his chin)


    Guys, doesn’t something seem different?


    Kingston


    I feel lighter.


    Big E


    Yeah! Like when I wiggle my hips something doesn’t feel right.


    Kennedy


    (frustrated)


    Guys….


    Woods


    Maybe that’s because we don’t have our…

    All three men in unison with his Wood’s words shake their hips.

    Woods



    W-W-E World Tag Team Champion….ships anymore.

    All three guys turn to face the general manager with angry looks on their faces.
    Big E


    I wonder whose idea was that.


    Kingston/Woods/Big E


    Who? Who? Who? Who?


    Kennedy


    It was my idea and yes it was a difficult one! However, your hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. You guys will get an opportunity to reclaim those titles at SummerSlam.


    (pauses)


    Your opponents will be decided by the winner of a four team tag team tournament and that tournament starts tonight when the Usos take on the Vaudevillians.

    The crowd cheers as The New Day looks please. Kennedy then grabs a box of Booty O’s out of Kofi’s hands.

    Kennedy



    Got to go guys.


    *Ringside*

    We see Tom Phillips and JBL sitting at the announce table.

    Phillips



    What an announcement made by the new Raw general manager. Tonight the Usos will take on the Vaudevillians. I’m also receiving word that Golden Truth will take on The Revival next week.


    JBL


    Those are four great teams Tom. I’m excited to see The Revival make their Monday Night Raw debut next week.


    *Time to Rise*

    Red lighting covers the arena and the crowd immediately gets up and boos as Eva Marie comes out from behind the curtains flanked by Tamina to her left and Summer Rae to the right.

    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, the team of Eva Marie, Summer Rae and Tamina!


    Phillips


    JBL what do you make of this team?


    JBL


    I think that each of these women have a lot to prove. Tamina has the most experience out of all of them and yet was one of the last selections made as was Summer Rae. Eva Marie has spent some time in NXT, which did her good. Still this is the New Era here on Monday Night Raw. No matter when they were drafted they can all make an impact here on Raw.

    The women get into the ring and Eva Marie blows a kiss towards the crowd, which doesn’t help her cause. Instead they just boo her,while Tamina stands tall looking fierce and Summer is…well Summer.

    *Stars in the Night*


    The crowd cheers as Paige slowly struts herself out from the curtain followed by Alicia Fox. The former Diva champions walk halfway down theramp and pause as Paige’s music cuts. After a few moments….

    *Turn It Up*


    The biggest pop so far tonight belongs to Bayley as the camera shows Paige and Alicia both flash little smiles as they turn towards theramp and see Bayley with the biggest grin on her face. The WWE Universe gives her a warm welcome. She takes a few steps atop the ramp before raising her arms high in the air as inflatable arm flailing tube man on each side of her start to wave in the air.

    JoJo



    Their opponents the team of Alicia Fox, Paige and Bayley!


    Phillips


    Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube man!


    Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube man


    JBL


    Would you stop it with all that gibberish?!?!


    Phillips


    C’mon John! Isn’t this entrance great?!?


    JBL


    I’m more impressed with Bayley’s in ring ability. A former NXT women’s champion and an original member of the four horsewomen along with Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. A tremendous talent, I’m glad we have her on Raw.

    Phillips



    This team all with former champions. Bayley you mentioned John, while Alicia and Paige both former Divas champions.


    Match 1: Eva Marie/Summer Rae/Tamina vs. Bayley/Paige/Alicia Fox


    Match Summary: Tamina the muscle was able toget her team off to a good start as all three women wore down Alicia Fox who started the match for her team. Throughout the match quick tags were made andsome nice double team moves were also showcased by the heel team. However, thecrowd wasn’t too impressed with Eva Marie. Every time she came in they would boo. The turning point of the match came when Fox was able to roll out of theway of a Tamina body splash from the top rope. From there it was the opening she needed to tag in Bayley who would square off with Summer Rae getting the better of her. The end was near for Summer and her team when Bayley would knockdown Summer with a diving back elbow to face from the second rope. Into thering would come Tamina trying to intervene, but she would get tossed out by Paige. Alicia Fox would recover and fight Tamina on the outside. Eva tries toget involved by turning Bayley around and exchanging words with her. She even pushes the former NXT Champion, which doesn’t help her cause as the crowd boos her even more. Eva then starts to trash talk the crowd which distracts her enough that she is welcomed by a side kick to the face from Paige, causing Eva to roll out of the ring. Paige then leaves Bayley and Summer the only two inthe ring. Summer, who is still a bit dazed from the elbow, is back on her feet,but not for long as Bayley plants her with a Bayley-to-Belly Suplex which gets her the three count and the win for her team.


    Winners: Bayley/Paige/Alicia Fox

    After the match Alicia and Paige join their teammate for aquick hug, before they all raise each other’s arms in victory. On the outside Summer looks beaten down and needs help from Tamina and Eva who both look on angry at the girls celebrating in the ring.

    Phillips



    An impressive win for Alicia, Paige and Bayley. More importantly what a debut from Bayley.


    JBL


    A major player during the women’s revolution, now she looks to be a major player here on Raw.


    *Backstage Area*

    We see Miz staring at himself in a mirror making a variety of faces ranging from all different emotions. In the background we can see Maryse yelling out each emotion in which he performs with his face. From the mirror wecan see Nick Kennedy in the background. Maryse immediately turns around.Kennedy waves and smiles.

    Kennedy



    I was hoping to talk to-

    Before he can finish Maryse puts her finger atop his lips.
    Maryse


    Can’t you see he’s busy?!?!


    (towards Miz)


    Fierce!

    Miz makes a fierce face.

    Maryse



    Disappointed!

    Miz gives the mirror his best disappointed look.

    Maryse



    Happy.

    Miz gives a simple smile.

    Maryse



    HAPPIER!

    Miz is really showing teeth now as he flashes a huge smile.
    Maryse


    And…….cut!

    Miz stops with his smile and is starting to pant as Maryse hands him a towel and water. She wipes his forehead and opens the water bottle and hands it to him. After he downs some of the water he turns to face Kennedy.

    Miz



    It’s always a pleasure to meet some of my fans.

    He grabs a piece of paper and marker from Maryse.

    Miz



    Who should I make this out to?


    Kennedy


    Actually, I’m not a fan-


    (pauses)


    Well I am but…


    Miz


    (ignoring Kennedy)


    I’ll just write champ.

    Miz scribbles on the piece of paper and hands it to Kennedy.

    Miz



    It was nice meeting you…champ!

    He gives a thumbs up and winks at Kennedy. The crowd gives a light chuckle as the Raw GM looks down at the signature then back at Miz.

    Kennedy



    While I appreciate this I was just here to tell you that you have a match tonight against another movie star.


    Miz


    Another movie star?!?! Probably not as big of a movie star like myself.


    Kennedy


    Actually he’s much bigger than you!


    Miz


    (slight disbelief)


    That’s impossible! Who is he?


    Kennedy


    The Big Show.

    The crowd gives a light cheer; mostly seem indifferent while the Miz’s face turns white like a ghost as Maryse looks angry. After a few moments Miz grabs the autograph and rips it into a million pieces.

    Miz



    You don’t deserve this….chump!

    He tosses the remaining little pieces of paper into the face of Kennedy. Miz turns his head away from Kennedy as Maryse now gets in the face of Kennedy. She says something in French with an angry look on her face andthen puts her hand in front of Kennedy’s face. Clearly that’s his cue to leave which he does as the scene fades to black.

    *Commercial Break*


    Raw comes back to the ring and there is a few beats of silence before….

    *Outcast*


    The crowd is mixed as out from behind the curtains we see Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Bo is the first to make his way down to the ring signaling that he will be the one fighting tonight.

    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, representing the Social Outcast, from Brooksville, Florida weighing two hundred and thirty four pounds….Bo Dallas!


    Phillips


    Bo Dallas will be representing the Social Outcasts tonight in one on one competition. You’ll notice that the Outcast is one member short. That’s because Heath Slater was drafted to Smackdown.


    JBL


    The Social Outcast may be one member short, but they are still dangerous. You can even say their more dangerous than ever.


    *Patriot*

    With an American flag draped over his body Jack Swagger comes out from behind the curtain. He stands atop the ramp places his hand over hisheart and screams “We The People” which echoes throughout the arena as the crowd also screams it.

    JoJo




    His opponent from Perry, Oklahoma weighing two hundred and sixty two pounds, he is a real American…Jack Swagger!


    Phillips


    Maybe one of the biggest surprised during the WWE draft was Jack Swagger. He was drafted way before a lot of people predicted. I spoke to Jack earlier and he said a lot of people doubted him the past few months; however he’s going to make the most of this opportunity that Nick Kennedy has given him.


    JBL


    Swagger is a hell of an athlete. He’s a two time All-American and a former World Champion. Sometimes, you just get lost in the shuffle, but tonight is a big opportunity for Swagger.


    Match 2: Bo Dallas w/Curtis Axel vs. Jack Swagger


    Match Summary: While there may be two members of the Social Outcasts that doesn’t really give them an advantage. It’s a pretty even match for the most part. Towards the end of the match Swagger hitsthe Swagger bomb, which means the end is near for Dallas. Axel being a true friend gets on the apron to try and distract Swagger. The two exchange somewords, which gives Dallas the opportunity to regain himself. He charges after Swagger who turns around in time and sidesteps Dallas, who knocks down Axel with a forearm. Dallas turns and tries to kick Swagger who catches it and wrenches the ankle locking in the Patriot Lock. You best Bo-lieve that Dallas taps!


    Winner: Jack Swagger


    Phillips


    The two time All-American pulls out the victory!


    JBL


    Swagger is starting to build confidence. I wouldn’t want to be Swagger’s next opponent!

    Swagger stands in the center of the ring and does another “We the People” before getting on top the corner turnbuckle and raising his arms high in the air in celebration.

    *Backstage Area*


    We see Seth Rollins walking down the hallway. A look of focus is across his face. He looks determined to punch his ticket to SummerSlam.

    Phillips



    Our first main event of the night is up next. Seth Rollins verse John Cena. The winner will be going to SummerSlam to compete for the newly vacated WWE Championship!


    *Commercial Break*


    Phillips


    Welcome back to Monday Night Raw!


    *My Time Is Now*

    With just as much energy as earlier John Cena comes out and is welcomed by cheers from the crowd. He smiles and looks into the camera.

    Cena



    Time to take care of business!

    Cena salutes and runs down the ramp before sliding in.
    JoJo


    This match is scheduled for one fall and introducing first from West Newbury, Massachusetts weighing two hundred and fifty one pounds….John Cena!


    Phillips


    John Cena is a fifteen time world champion; if he wins tonight he will have an opportunity at SummerSlam to win number sixteen.


    JBL


    Not so fast Tom. Let’s not hand him number sixteen quite yet. He has a tough task tonight against Seth Rollins, the former WWE Champion, who is hungrier than ever.


    *The Second Coming*

    Out comes Seth Rollins to cheers and his expression hasn’t changed much as Rollins is still focused.

    JoJo



    His opponent, from Davenport, Iowa weighing two hundred and seventeen pounds…Seth Rollins!


    Phillips


    You mentioned that Rollins is hungrier than ever. He missed seven months of action due to injury and had to vacate the title. However, he would regain at Money in the Bank, only to lose it to Dean Ambrose minutes later. Now he has a new lease on life now that the title is once again vacated. This is his opportunity to regain the title he once held for two hundred and twenty days.


    JBL


    Redesign, rebuild, reclaim…that is what Seth Rollins has said since the 2015 Slammy Awards. This is his time to do it.


    Phillips


    But he has to get through John Cena first.


    Match 3: John Cena vs. Seth Rollins


    Match Summary: For the first main event of thenight it has quite the big match feel to it. Both go back and forth. After performing a leg drop to Rollins from the top rope, Cena has his opponent right where he wants him. Rollins needs help from the ropes which is perfect for Cena who measures The Architect for an Attitude Adjustment. He hoists Seth on his shoulders and turns him over, but Rollins flips and lands on his feet. Rollins then ducks a clothesline and comes back with a kick to the gut which knocks Cena down to one knee. He then rocks his opponent with a superkick to the jaw.Lights out for Cena as Rollins goes for the cover and gets a two and a halfcount! So close and frustration is starting to set in for Rollins. He dragsCena up and again lands a nice move connecting with the Falcon’s Arrow into apinning predicament and again gets a two count. He rolls towards the outside apron and is measuring Cena who quite frankly doesn’t know where Rollins is.Rollins anxiously waits as the fifteen time world champion gets back to his feet. Seth springboards off the top rope and is caught on the shoulders of Cena who plants his opponent with the Attitude Adjustment. One…Two….THR-Rollins kicks out. The crowd can’t believe it. John Cena sure as hell can’t believe it and the match continues. Cena once again is looking to fly as he works himself to the top rope, but before he can fly Rollins comes flying in with a forearm.Now he climbs to the top rope and both men are perch atop the top rope. Rollinsgoes for a superplex, but it is blocked. Cena delivers three punches that gets Seth off the ropes and he lands on the mat. Cena gets on the top rope and Rollins is up. Cena flies and gets a kick to the gut. The former WWE Champion goes for a pedigree, but Cena spins out and once again gets Rollins on hisshoulders and lands another Attitude Adjustment! Cena goes for the pin and this time it is a three count!


    Winner: John Cena

    Cena is spent as the referee raises his hand in victory. Cenais huffing and puffing as the camera shows Rollins favoring his back. Cena regains himself and throws up his hands in victory, in a very good first main event.

    Phillips



    John Cena is moving on to SummerSlam, in less than three week, live from Brooklyn, New York where he will have a chance to claim his sixteenth World Championship, which will tie Ric Flair.


    JBL


    What a match! If I’m Dean Ambrose or Chris Jericho I’m worried about facing John Cena, who seems to always come through in big moments.

    The camera shows the former member of The Shield looking at Cena with a distraught look on his face. He shakes his head in frustration as the scene fades to the backstage area.

    *Backstage Area*


    We see Renee Young for the first time tonight with a microphone in hand. She flashes a sweet little smile before talking to the camera.

    Young



    Please welcome my guest at this time Alberto Del Rio.

    Del Rio comes into the frame and he looks like he wants to be anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately for him he’s stuck doing this interview. The crowd boos, but there are some faint “Si” chants that can be heard in the background.

    Young



    Tonight Alberto you take on Darren Young who has been on quite the roll lately.

    ADR scoffs at the statement and shakes his head infrustration.

    Del Rio



    Reene… make Darren Young great again?!?! He was never great in the first place, unlike me. I’m rich, handsome and a winner. I am the definition of greatness and tonight that perro Darren Young is going to find that out.

    Del Rio storms off leaving Renee all alone.

    Phillips



    Darren Young will take on Alberto Del Rio and that match is next!


    *Commercial Break*


    “Let’s Make Darren Young Great Again!”


    *Great Again*

    The crowd gives a light cheer as Darren Young runs out from behind the curtain followed by Bob Backlund who even at his old age still has tons of energy. Some can even argue he has more energy than Darren Young.

    JoJo



    Introducing first from-

    Before JoJo can finish Alberto Del Rio from behind blindsides Darren Young and the crowd goes nuts. Backlund looks on as Del Rio starts to stomp away on Young. Backlund looks like he wants a piece of Del Rio, but Del Rio gives him and evil glare, which even makes the crazy Backlund back off.Young tries to crawl away but Del Rio grabs him by the hair and brings him backup to a vertical base and quickly tosses him into the side padded barricade. He then grabs him and tosses him right arm first into the steel steps. Young favors that arm, which is what Del Rio wants. He grabs that arm and locks in across armbreaker. Young starts to tap on the outside, but that doesn’t mean much. Finally referees race down to the scene and rip ADR off his would be opponent for the night. Backlund quickly gets to his protégé along with doctors. Everyone looks concerned except Del Rio his has a devilish grin on his face.

    Phillips



    Del Rio could have broken the arm of Darren Young.


    JBL


    Looks like Darren Young is no longer “great”.


    Phillips


    A heinous and uncalled attack from Alberto Del Rio. Darren Young look seriously injured.

    Atop the ramp ADR is laughing as he raises one arm in the air and in Spanish says “Alberto Del Rio era siempre muy bien”. The camera shows Young favoring his arm as doctors’ check on his condition.

    *Backstage Area*


    We see Nick Kennedy in his office feet up on his desk lounging back in his leather chair. He is on the phone. With who, it is unknown.

    Kennedy



    So have you been watching the show?


    (pauses)


    No?!?!?

    He nearly falls out of his chair.

    Kennedy



    You’re preparing for Smackdown? You can prepare all you want; you don’t even stand a chance. The way I’m running Raw no one is going to want to tune in to your stupid Smackdown. I’ve given the fans not one, but two main events tonight and if the second one is anything like the first one you might as well give me the crown as WWE General Manager of the Year!

    Kennedy’s interest seems to focus on something else across from him. He raises an eyebrow in confusion and focuses back on the phone.

    Kennedy



    Got to go Alex!

    He hangs up the phone with his buddy and Smackdown General Manager Alex Maverick. Nick still seems confused as the camera slowly pans overto Tyler Breeze who garners heavy boos from the crowd. Breeze is dressed in street clothes, but he still looks very stylish. Of course he is holding his signature selfie stick with camera phone attached to it. He remains focused on it until Nick in the background starts to wave. He immediately shoots his head around to face Nick.

    Breeze



    I want to be traded to Smackdown.

    The two share a few moments of silence as Breeze looks to mean all business. Finally Kennedy breaks down laughing and shakes his head and answers simply.

    Kennedy



    No…

    Breeze doesn’t look happy.

    Breeze



    Every other tag team in the WWE stays together and yet you decide to break up Breezango.


    Kennedy


    The Social Outcasts were split up.


    Breeze


    There’s still two of them on Raw.

    Frustration is starting to set in and the Raw GM looks to be losing his patience.

    Kennedy



    You’re not going to Smackdown!


    Breeze


    How dare you?

    Kennedy slams his hand on his desk and stands up.

    Kennedy


    (yelling)


    No…how dare you?!?!?!


    (pauses)


    I’m your boss. I tell you what to do, not vice-versa. I know it’s unfair, but life’s unfair sometimes. You know why I split you and Fandango up? Because I truly believe you can make an impact here on Raw without him. He was holding you down. I know you can carry the workload all on your own. I saw you do it on NXT for the better part of a year. It’s a shame you never won the championship down there,but I think you are championship material. That is why you’re no longer with Fandango.


    Breeze


    I don’t need validation from you. I already know I can carry this company on my shoulders.


    Kennedy


    Good! Because next week your going one on one with the Swiss Superman…Cesaro! So go out there and prove it!

    The crowd cheers, Breeze surprisingly seems happy himself. He flashes a small little smile before turning around. He fixes his hair and walks out the office once again focused on his model poses through his camera.

    *Commercial Break*


    Back from commercial break we see JBL and Tom Phillips both looking straight into the camera.

    Phillips



    Welcome back to Monday Night Raw. In case you’re just joining us Raw is being run by a new general manager and he has made quite the first impression. He has made all sorts of matches, including two huge main events. The first main event we saw John Cena beat Seth Rollins. He will now have a chance to compete for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. Don’t forget John we still have Dean Ambrose verse Chris Jericho later tonight.


    JBL


    Sure, he’s made some good matches, but can he do it consistently? Plus can he gain the respect of the superstars in the back, because so far it doesn’t seem like it. He sure doesn’t have my respect. Bring back the authority!


    *AWWWWWESOME*


    *I Came To Play*

    The crowd boos as some WWE workers start to roll out a red carpet just in time as the A-List couple makes their way down to the ring.

    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall. Now residing in Hollywood, California weighing twohundred and twenty one pound….The Miz!


    Phillips


    You mentioned superstars that don’t seem to respect the Raw general manager so far, The Miz is one of them.


    JBL


    He nearly interrupted Miz’s acting exercises then he puts him in a match against a giant! Of course, the Miz doesn’t respect Nick Kennedy. He was right! Kennedy is a chump.


    *Crank It Up*

    The crowd really doesn’t react as Big Show makes his way towards the ring, not taking his eyes off his opponent.

    JoJo



    His opponent, from Tampa, Florida weighing four hundred and fifty pounds…The Big Show!


    Phillips


    Besides both being movie stars, these two used to be partners. They were a great tag team.


    JBL


    They were the Unified Tag Team Champions and successfully defended those titles at WrestleMania Twenty Six. Hopefully, Big Show remembers that and goes easy on The Miz.


    Match 4: The Miz w/Maryse vs. The Big Show


    Match Summary: As much as The Miz would probably have liked his former partner to take it easy on him, The Big Show would not. Instead he would toss Miz around like a rag doll as the A-Lister would get no offense in. After a huge fall away slam The Big Show gets his fist cock and loaded. The Miz slowly gets up and just as Big Show is ready to unload Miz ducks and rolls out of the ring. Maryse gets to his side and Miz finally displays some smarts and starts to makehis way back up the ramp as the ref counts to ten. Miz gets himself counted-out.


    Winner: Big Show by Count-Out


    JBL


    What a smart move by The Miz.


    Phillips


    (confused)


    Smart?


    JBL


    He protected the money maker. The Miz is a celebrity he can’t afford reconstructive surgery on his face. If Big Show landed that punch you could have kissed Miz’s movie career goodbye.


    “Awwwwwwwwwwwww Providence! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous former two-time champs and feel the power!”

    “It’s A New Day, Yes It Is”

    *New Day, New Way*


    The crowd roars in the now biggest pop of the night as The New Day comes out. All of them are in a cheery mood as the crowd chants “New Day Rocks” as Kofi starts to toss Booty O’s into the crowd as does Big E. Heeven pours some into Big Show’s hand.

    Phillips



    It looks like The New Day wants to get a closer look at the tag team action. The Usos verse The Vaudevillians is up next!

    The camera fades to black on Xavier Woods blowing into his trumpet to the cadence of “New Day Rocks”.
    *Commercial Break*

    Back from commercial break we see The New Day have all pulled up chairs ringside.

    “Gather round everyone and witness the debonair devastation of such exquisite sophistication…AidenEnglish….Simon Gotch….The Vaudevillians!”



    *Voix de Ville*

    To a chorus of boos from the Providence faithful as out comes Aiden English and Simon Gotch. Both men look sour and are ready to make a statement here tonight.

    Phillips



    Out comes a team I’ve seen plenty of times in NXT who are still looking to make an impact here and the WWE. Tonight they have a chance to make that impact.


    JBL


    As you mentioned Tom down at NXT these guys were former tag team champions. They now have a chance to claim some gold here in the big leagues.

    The lights shut off and we see a single spotlight as the crowd starts to buzz with cheers as we see the Usos walk out and do their traditional Samoan chant. The crowd plays into their “Uce-O” chant before they jump and the pyro goes off.

    *So Close Now*


    JoJo


    Their opponents from San Francisco, California weighing a combined four hundred and seventy nine pounds…Jimmy and Jey…the Usos!



    Phillips


    You have to think that the Usos come in as the favorites in this tournament.


    JBL


    They have won the Slammy for tag team of the year the last two years, so of course they’re the favorite. However, that could be added pressure.


    Match 5: The Vaudevillians vs. The Usos


    Match Summary: In the early going both teams seemed evenly matched, however the Vaudevillians to the surprise of many took control of the match after a missed body splash by Jey Uso. From there the young upstarts from NXT had many near falls, nearly punching their tickets to the finals of the tag team tournament. However, much like the Usos earlier in the match, taking a high risk would burn the Vaudevillians as Aiden English missed his signaturemove “That’s a Wrap”. Jey would make the tag to his partner who would not only be able to take out English, but also take out Gotch who tried to get involved. After sending Gotch over the top rope, he would whip English into the ropes and connect with a Samoan drop. He would go for the pin and would get a two count as Gotch makes the save. He tries to grab Jimmy, but instead is blindsided by Jey Uso. With that the Usos connect with their signature double team superkick nearly knocking Gotch’s teeth down his throat. From there its “flying Uso” as JBL always goes as Jimmy tags in Jey who connects with the splash he missed earlier. Jey hooks both legs and gets the three count, the victory and The Usos are moving on to the finals as they are one match closer to SummerSlam!


    Winner: The Usos


    Phillips


    The Usos move on to the finals two weeks from today.

    The camera shows The New Day who gives the Usos a golf clap. It could be a sign of respect or a bit of sarcasm.

    JBL



    The New Day has to be impressed with The Usos. I’m impressed with the Usos!


    Phillips


    And next week the Usos will know who their opponent will be in the finals. Will it be Golden Truth or The Revival?


    JBL


    I don’t think it matters. The Usos are a world class team and they look focused.


    *Backstage Area*

    We see Chris Jericho which gets a cheer from the crowd. He seems to be getting himself focused for the big match later tonight. He looks over and the camera pans over to Seth Rollins. A cocky grin appears on Jericho’s face.

    Jericho



    Well look who it is…


    (pauses)


    Came to wish me good luck in my match with Dean Ambrose?

    Before Rollins can answer Y2J is running his mouth again.

    Jericho



    Do I look like a stupid idiot to you?


    Rollins


    Chris, I’m here to let you know I have your back, especially against that lunatic Dean Ambrose.


    (pauses)


    I know you can take care of business tonight because you have it.

    Jericho cracks a smile.

    Rollins



    Not only do you have it in the ring, you have it outside the ring. You’re a successful rock star, you have a great podcast and you’re a fashion aficionado. Those scarfs you wear are amazing.


    Jericho


    You really think so?


    Rollins


    Absolutely!

    Jericho stares down Rollins for a few minutes before slapping his hands together and pumping his fist.
    Jericho


    Your damn right I do. Dean Ambrose doesn’t have…it. He has everything but it. He doesn’t even have enough brain cells to comprehend what it is. He has no fashion sense whatsoever. Leather jackets? What are we…on the set of Happy Days?

    Rollins laughs and pats Jericho on the back.

    Rollins



    Go get him! I’ll be watching.

    Jericho leaves pumped up as a devilish grin appears on Seth’s face.

    Phillips



    Our second main event between Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho is up next! The winner is going to SummerSlam to take on John Cena.


    *Commercial Break*


    *Break The Walls Down*

    Some cheers some boos as its main event time. Chris Jericho comes out with a grin on his face. He sports that stupid scarf still as he makes his way down to the ring.

    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall…from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada weighing two hundred and twenty four pounds…Chris Jericho!


    Phillips


    It’s main event time. We already know John Cena is going to SummerSlam, now who will he take on for the WWE Championship. Will it be Chris Jericho…


    *Retaliation*

    Dean Ambrose in his jeans and leather jacket combo swaggers down the ramp. He still looks as fired up like he was earlier tonight.

    JoJo



    His opponent from Cincinnati, Ohio weighing two hundred and twenty five pounds…Dean Ambrose!


    Phillips


    …or will it be the Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose.


    JBL


    Both guys deserve to go to SummerSlam, especially Dean Ambrose, who got his WWE Championship stripped thanks new our new general manager.


    Phillips


    If I’m Chris Jericho I’m slightly worried. It’s bad enough I’m in the ring with a lunatic, but now I’m in the ring with a teed off lunatic.


    JBL


    You heard what Jericho said to Rollins. Jericho has it. What it is….I have no idea, but Jericho has it.


    Main Event: Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose


    Match Summary: Fired up from earlier Ambrose gets off to a quick start and is beating the living hell out of Jericho. However, the one-time self-proclaimed “best in the world” comes roaring back as he does for all big feel matches. Back and forth these two go. Ambrose goes to the top rope, fatigue is setting in. He waits for his opponent to get up before jumping off and Y2J catches him and is trying to turn him over for the Walls of Jericho and after a short struggle he is able to lock it in. Jericho is screaming for Ambrose to tap, but the lunatic won’t give up as he crawls and sprawls out and reaches to the bottom rope. Jericho lets go as four. Ambrose rolls out to the outside apron to gain some space and time to regain himself. However, Jericho hits his signature dropkick knocking Ambrose onto the outsideas Raw goes to commercial break.


    *Commercial Break*


    Back from break we see Jericho connect with a suplex and shoot the half for the pin only getting a two count. A replay shows how Jericho continued to dominate as he tossed Ambrose into the steel ring post on the outside. Jericho locks in a side headlock on Ambrose and the crowd tries to will Ambrose back into the match. He slowly gets back up and starts to unleash calculated fist to the ribs of Jericho. He continues to unload fist.Jericho swings wildly misses and Ambrose lands with a swinging neckbreaker. He slightly regains himself before throwing his arm over the body of Jericho going for the pin, but only yielding a two count. Ambrose gets to the outside apron and climbs to the top rope as his opponent starts to get up again. This time he connects with the cross-body elbow and shoots the half immediately, but once again only gets a two count. Ambrose shakes his head in frustration and starts to pull out his hair a bit as he gets back up. He starts to measure up Jerichoas a “Dirty Deeds” may be getting loaded up. However….SETH ROLLINS IS SEEN ATOP THE RAMP which catches Ambrose’s attention. Ambrose is acting like a real lunatic now as he is begging and waving Rollins down to the ring and it seems like his former Shield brethren is willing to oblige as he makes his way down to the ring. He gets down to the ring and gets on the apron. Ambrose is wavinghim to get in and giving him plenty of room. Rollins cracks a smile before laughing and hoping off the apron. Why would Rollins laugh? That’s cause Jericho is up and now stalking Dean. Y2J turns his opponent around and nails him with a Codebreaker! Jericho pins the Lunatic Fringe and gets the three count! It’s going to be Chris Jericho verse John Cena at SummerSlam!


    Winner: Chris Jericho


    Phillips


    Seth Rollins had no business being out here and once again he screws over his former Shield ally.

    We see Jericho roll out of the ring and get his hand raised by Seth Rollins who also pats Jericho on the back. Jericho smiles and the two shake hands.

    JBL



    Rollins said he had Jericho’s back and he proved it tonight, although I don’t really think Jericho needed it. He had the lunatic just where he wanted him. Chris Jericho will now be headlining SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York and looking to add another championship to his already impressive resume.


    Phillips


    However, he will have to get through John Cena who will be looking to become a sixteen time World Champion.

    We see a beaten down Ambrose regaining himself, while Jericho and Rollins celebrate together atop the ramp as the first episode of Raw with Nick Kennedy at the helm comes to a close and fades to black.

    Quick Match Results



    Alicia Fox/Paige/Bayley d. SummerRae/Tamina/Eva Marie


    Jack Swagger d. Bo Dallas


    John Cena d. Seth Rollins


    Alberto Del Rio and Damien Young ended in a no contest


    Big Show d. The Miz


    The Usos d. The Vaudevillians


    Chris Jericho d. Dean Ambrose


    Matches Confirmed for Next Week


    The Revival vs. Golden Truth


    Tyler Breeze vs. Cesaro


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Matches Confirmed for SummerSlam


    08/21/17


    WWE Championship Match


    John Cena vs. Chris Jericho


    WWE Tag Team Championship Match


    New Day vs. ???





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    WWE announced their 2016-17 Pay Per View schedule. It should be noted that each brand will only have three brand exclusive pay per views while there will be six cross-brand events. The Pay Per View schedule is as followed:

    SUMMERSLAM: AUGUST 21
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    SURVIVOR SERIES: NOVEMBER 20
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    Smackdown– 8/2/16


    Nashville, TN


    WWE “Then, Now, Forever” opening video plays.




    “Back From The Dead” by Skillet plays as the Smackdown opening video plays.




    Pyro goes off in the arena and the fans are all on their feet cheering and going crazy.




    Ranallo



    Welcome to the first post-draft edition of Smackdown. We are live from the home of country music, Nashville, TN. I am Mauro Ranallo alongside the Savior of Misbehavior, Corey Graves. Corey what a night it’s going to be.



    Graves



    You’re right about that Mauro. The crowd is hot tonight and I can’t wait to see what’s in stored for us in the first Smackdown of the new era.



    “Here Comes The Money” plays and the crowd goes crazy.


    Shane McMahon comes out and does his patented shuffle onto the stage. He then makes his way down the ramp.


    Hamilton



    Please welcome, the commissioner of Smackdown, Shane McMahon.



    Graves



    Just when you thought everyone wasn’t excited enough, here comes Smackdown commissioner Shane McMahon and it’s now deafening in this arena.



    Ranallo



    I can’t think of a better way to kick things off than with the commissioner himself.

    McMahon gets into the ring, where we see two covered podiums in the middle of the ring. McMahon now does his shuffle around the ring. The music cuts and the crowd chants “Shane O Mac!”


    McMahon



    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Smackdown!

    The crowd cheers.


    McMahon



    It is the start of a new era here in WWE. Not only are Raw and Smackdown separate brands with distinct rosters, but we have new management taking over all day to day decisions for each brand.

    The crowd claps in excitement over the new era.

    McMahon


    So with that, allow me to introduce the man who will be leading Smackdown to the promise land…



    McMahon turns towards the titantron.




    He is your new Smackdown General Manager… Alex Maverick!




    McMahon points to the titantron as “Smack Down” by Thousand Foot Krutch plays throughout the arena.


    Alex Maverick comes out and the crowd gets on their feet and cheers him. He’s a 26 year old of average height and build with a well-trimmed beard, wearing a nice navy blue suit to represent his brand color.


    Ranallo



    And there is the man who is responsible for this exciting new era on Smackdown. The crowd showing their appreciation for the new General Manager of Smackdown.



    Graves



    Alex Maverick has promised change and a new era here on Smackdown but let’s see if he can deliver and start off strong on his first night.

    Maverick enters the ring and shakes hands with McMahon, who lets him have the floor. Maverick looks 360 degrees around the arena in awe at the fans on their feet cheering.


    Maverick



    Thank you Shane. And thank you to all of you amazing fans!

    The crowd cheers as Maverick looks on still amazed.


    Maverick



    This is so crazy tome. A month ago before this all happened, I was just like all of you. I watched Raw and Smackdown every single week since I was a little kid growing up in the Attitude Era. I bought tickets to any WWE show that came into the New York areaso that I could cheer my favorite wrestlers. From watching The Rock verbally and physically lay the Smackdown on every person on the roster to seeing the ultimate underdog in Daniel Bryan realize his dream in the main event at WrestleMania, there is nothing I have loved more than watching wrestling.

    The crowd claps in appreciation of their new Smackdown GM showing respect for the business.


    Maverick



    There have been some great times and there have been some pretty bad times in the WWE, and that’s why I am here. In the last few years I’ve been so impressed with the new talent coming into this company. There has never been such a talented roster in wrestling history than there is right now, and that’s not my opinion, that’s a fact!

    The crowd cheers in agreement.


    Maverick



    My goal coming in was to showcase these amazing talents and present new opportunities to those who I feel have deserved it. Shane and I worked very diligently and carefully in picking our Smackdown roster. We wanted people that we fresh, that were hungry,that wanted to break down that glass ceiling and grab the brass ring.

    Maverick reaches up signaling grabbing a brass ring as McMahon nods on in agreement with what Maverick said.


    Maverick



    And we did this as much for the talents as we did for all of you people. We know what you all want. You want to see fresh new faces in your main events. You want to see all of your favorites wrestlers get the opportunities that they deserve. You want to see fresh match-ups, new main eventers, and new champions!

    The crowd starts a ‘Yes!’ chant as Maverick and McMahon smile and nod looking around the arena at the happy fans.


    Maverick



    And speaking of champions, that brings us to our first order of business for the new era of Smackdown.



    McMahon



    As you all know, it was an executive decision to vacate all of the titles and have separate championships for each brand. Raw took ownership of the WWE branded championships. While those titles may be the ones most currently held before the draft, with a new era comes new championships. Alex and I felt that we didn’t want our titles to just represent the WWE…



    Maverick



    No! Wrestling stretches way beyond the WWE. We have a large global audience and thanks to the internet you can see all of your favorite wrestlers around the globe. Hell many of our current wrestlers on Smackdown who should’ve come in as unknown commodities came in to a fan base that was familiar with their work from the Indy's all the way to Japan. We wanted championships that represented that. We wanted championships that represented… the WORLD!

    The crowd cheers in agreement.


    McMahon



    So going forward,Smackdown will be the home to 4 championships. Two of the championships you will see will be the historic Intercontinental Championship and the new World Tag Team Championships. Now we don’t want to rush anything and just throw titles onto people for the sake of having champions, so these championships will be decided on at a later date.



    Maverick



    Which brings our focus to the two other championships.

    McMahon and Maverick each go over to one of the two covered podiums.


    McMahon



    Can we have a drum-roll please?

    A drum-roll plays over the loudspeaker as McMahon and Maverick each take the covers off the respective podiums. McMahon shows the Womens Championship belt from the Attitude Era, while Maverick shows the old big gold belt from WCW and the early 2000’s in WWE.


    Maverick



    Ladies and gentlemen, the Women’s World Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship!

    The crowd cheers the old styled belt designs they know and love.


    Maverick



    These championships are new to Smackdown yet the belt designs are rich with wrestling history.



    McMahon



    Both championships will be decided at our next pay per view, the biggest party of the summer, SummerSlam!



    Maverick



    That’s right. The World Heavyweight Championship will be decided in an 8 Man Tournament which will begin right here tonight and culminate at SummerSlam.

    The crowd cheers knowing they will get to see some great matches in the tournament.


    McMahon



    We chose 8 of the best competitors that we have drafted to Smackdown, who we believe deserve this grand opportunity. They are Kevin Owens…

    The crowd boos.


    Maverick



    Sami Zayn…

    The crowd cheers.


    McMahon



    Bray Wyatt…

    The crowd boos.


    Maverick



    Rusev….

    The crowd boos again.


    McMahon



    Sheamus…

    The crowd boos once again.


    Maverick



    Roman Reigns…

    There is a mixture of cheers and boos.


    McMahon



    AJ Styles…

    There is again a mixture of cheers and boos.


    Maverick



    And making his main roster debut, from NXT, Finn Balor!

    The crowd cheers, which turns into a ‘Yes’ chant.


    Maverick



    Now as for the Womens World Championship…



    Just then “Recognition” hits and the crowd boos.


    Charlotte and Dana Brooke come out and make their way to the ring as McMahon and Maverick seem unsure of why they came out and interrupted them.


    Ranallo



    And here comes Charlotte and Dana Brooke, but why are they coming out here?



    Graves



    Why? Because Charlotte is the face of the Womens division. She’s the former champ.



    Ranallo



    And that gives her the right to interrupt our Commissioner and General Manager



    Graves



    Yes. In fact, she should’ve been invited out because she’s so great.

    Charlotte and Dana get in the ring. Charlotte looks angry and agitated.


    Charlotte



    I couldn't sit back there any longer. If you're going to talk about a Womens Championship, then you need to have the true Womens Champion involved in this decision.

    The arena fills with boos, which enrages Charlotte.


    Charlotte



    How dare you people boo me. I started and carried the Womens Revolution you all love so much. I was your champion and carried this division... no the company on my back. I'm the reason you're all here tonight. And yet I get no respect from any of you. And that includes you two.

    Charlotte points over at Maverick and McMahon who look confused.


    Maverick



    Smackdown literally just started and I didn't even announce what will happen with the Womens World Title yet. How could we have disrespected you?



    Charlotte



    How? Let's see... first off you strip me of my championship for no good reason at all. Then you have the audacity to draft Sasha Banks before me?! I mean, I've beaten her so many times at this point... how could you pick her before an actual champion? In fact, I should've been your first overall pick... period!



    Maverick



    OK fair points. Well before you interrupted me, I was about to make an announcement about the Womens World Championship that I believe you will feel is very respectful towards you. It's not lost on Shane and I that you were stripped of your title. Unfortunately, that was executive decision made and you weren't the only one affected by that. So we felt the only right thing to do was to put you automatically in the match at SummerSlam to determine the first Women's World Champion. As for your opponent...

    Charlotte shakes her head as she is baffled and cuts Maverick off.


    Charlotte



    Hold on a second. There is no one... and I mean no one else that deserves to be champion but me. I shouldn't have to compete in a match for the Womens World Championship... you should hand me that Womens World Championship... now!



    Maverick



    That's not how things are going to work around here. Like it or not, you were stripped of your title, this isn’t the WWE Womens Championship you held... it’s the new Womens Championship, and I'm the General Manager of Smackdown so that means I make all the decisions!

    The crowd cheers as Maverick stands up to Charlotte. Charlotte has a huge scowl on her face.


    Maverick



    And my decision is to put you in a match at SummerSlam for the Womens World Championship. No qualifying match or anything... you're in. As for your opponent, they will need to qualify for the match. So next week, here on Smackdown it will be a Fatal Five Way between Natalya…



    The crowd boos.




    Naomi…




    The crowd cheers.




    Dana Brooke…




    The crowd boos as Charlotte looks over at Dana, who has a slight smile on her face, but tries to hide it.



    Becky Lynch…



    The crowd cheers loudly.



    and Sasha Banks…



    The crowd cheers loudly again as Charlotte seems the most displeased about Sasha being in the match.



    to determine who you will face for the Womens World Championship at SummerSlam.

    The crowd starts a “Yes!” chant


    Charlotte



    That's how things are going to be here? Fine. At SummerSlam you're going to see why I'm the face if Womens wrestling when I destroy my opponent and I walk out the first ever Womens World Champion! All you're doing is subtracting 3 weeks from my life long reign of that title. But you'll learn that in time rookie.

    The crowd “Oh’s” at the rookie comment by Charlotte towards the new General Manager. Maverick doesn’t seem happy at first about the comment, but then has a sly smirk on his face.


    Maverick



    Rookie huh? Well I guess the only way to learn is to get more experience by making more decisions...


    Maverick pauses for a moment as he strokes his chin.


    so here's one. Tonight Charlotte you will "grace these people with your presence" when you team up with your protégé Dana Brooke to take on the team of Naomi and Becky Lynch!


    sarcastically as he gets close to Charlotte


    Hopefully you feel respected enough now!

    Maverick drops the mic as the crowd goes crazy for Maverick throwing the “respect”comment back in Charlotte’s face. Maverick and McMahon leave as Charlotte is very displeased with the match being made and the “respect” comment.


    Ranallo



    What huge announcements those were by our commissioner Shane McMahon and the new General Manager Alex Maverick.



    Graves



    While those were great announcements, I have to say I agree with Charlotte especially after that last comment. Alex Maverick is not exactly showing respect towards the face of the Womens division.



    Ranallo



    Well whether Charlotte likes it or not, she’ll be in tag team action later tonight.But Corey, tonight we will kick off the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.



    Graves



    I'll give Maverick credit there… that was a great decision. Eight of the top wrestlers on Smackdown vying for that big gold belt to be called Champion of the World.


    Ranallo


    And I’m getting word that when we return, we will see the first match of that tournament. Don’t miss it next here on Smackdown!



    **Commercial Break**




    “Hellfire” plays and out comes Sheamus to a sea of boos. The bell rings.



    Hamilton



    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a first round match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Introducing first from Dublin, Ireland, weighing in At 267 pounds, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus.



    Ranallo



    Welcome back and we are getting set for our first match-up of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.



    Graves



    I have to say, what a great announcement that was made by our Smackdown Commissioner and General Manager. We needed a new World Heavyweight Champion and they are wasting no time in crowning one.



    Ranallo



    Eight of the top wrestlers here on Smackdown will get an opportunity to be called Champion of the World and this man Sheamus hopes to be the one to be called that.



    Graves



    He’s been to the top of the mountain before. Let’s see if he can do it again.



    “Phenomenal” plays as AJ Styles comes out in his Club hoodie vest to a mix of boos and cheers.




    Hamilton



    And his opponent, from Gainesville, Georgia, weighing in at 218 pounds, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.



    Ranallo



    Corey, first he will need to get past this man, the first overall pick for Smackdown.



    Graves



    And rightfully so. AJ Styles is one of the best in the world if not the best for years.



    Ranallo



    I had the pleasure of calling some of AJ Styles’ matches over in Japan where he became IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Styles knows how to get to the top.



    Round One of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament


    Sheamus vs. AJ Styles


    The match is back and forth between the two wrestlers.Towards the end, Styles goes for the Styles Clash but Sheamus reverses it and back body drops Styles, yet Styles uses his athleticism to land on his feet.Sheamus turns around and sees Styles landed on his feet. Styles turns around as he’s backing in towards Sheamus and Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Styles is able to baseball slide underneath Sheamus’ kick and trips him flat to the mat. Styles immediately grabs that same leg and locks in the Calf Crusher on Sheamus in the middle of the ring. Sheamus tries to crawl to the ropes but the’s too far. Sheamus tries to hold on but Styles wrenches back more forcing Sheamus to tap out.


    Winner: AJ Styles



    Hamilton



    Here is your winner, AJ Styles!



    Graves



    What a match by AJ Styles. He just showed the world why Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick drafted him number one.



    Ranallo



    And with that win, AJ Styles moves on in the tournament to the semi-finals.

    We go backstage where we see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.


    Saxton



    Please welcome my guests at this time, Becky Lynch and Naomi.

    Becky and Naomi walk into frame on either side of Saxton as the crowd cheers.

    Saxton


    We heard at the start of the show from commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Alex Maverick that you two will be involved in the Fatal Five Way match next week to determine who will face Charlotte for the new Womens World Championship at SummerSlam. But tonight you will team up to face the team of Charlotte and Dana Brooke. How are you two feeling going into this tag team match knowing you'll be opponents next week with such high stakes on the line?

    Becky starts to talk as she looks fired up for competition.


    Becky



    Well first off Byron, Naomi and I both realize how huge of an opportunity next week is. We're talking about a chance to become the first ever Womens WorldChampion... the woman who’s going to lead the women's division here on Smackdown.But that's next week. Tonight we are focused at the task at hand.

    Naomi jumps in.


    Naomi



    That's right. It been both of our life long dreams to become Womens Champion here in the WWE. But we are focused and ready for tonight. Charlotte may have her protégé by her side, but they have nothing on two of the most athletically gifted performers on Smackdown.

    Becky starts to joke around about her opponents.


    Becky



    Yeah...I mean… I don't think they even like each other. Charlotte just keeps Dana around for her dirty work, but she can't even do that correctly most of the time.

    Naomi smirks and continues her thought from before.


    Naomi



    Exactly.So tonight, we're going to go out there, show what we can do, and win. And then it's onto next week...

    Naomi looks over at Becky.

    Where it's every woman for herself.

    Becky and Naomi share a friendly competitive glare and then nod at each other. The two walk off screen as the camera starts to fade for commercial break.


    Ranallo



    We will see the women face off later tonight in a competitive tag team match, but up next we continue the World Heavyweight Championship tournament when Rusev takes on Roman Reigns.



    **Commercial Break**




    Ranallo



    Welcome back to Smackdown as we get ready for our next tournament ma…

    Just then, the screen is overtaken by the Wyatt interruption video.
    We see smoke start to fill up the dark and mysterious room. We see through the smoke Bray Wyatt sitting in his rocking chair looking down.

    Wyatt



    I've heard a lot tonight about a new era and new power here on Smackdown...


    Wyatt now looks up at the camera.

    But I was… am… and will forever be the only true power in this world… in this universe.


    Wyatt pauses for a second.


    Tonight I begin my mission to obtain the truest form of ultimate power here on Smackdown...


    Wyatt looks at his hand holding the “power.”


    Power that belongs tome and me alone…


    Wyatt sits up in his chair, starting to raise his voice a bit.


    Power so that I can lead all of you mere mortals to the promise land...


    Wyatt points out into the space, signifying where he’ll lead everyone to as he raises his voice a bit more.


    So you can follow me to the salvation that you oh so true desire and need in your lives. No one else is deserving of holding this great power than myself


    Wyatt sits back in the rocking chair and quiets down again.


    And you will learn that after tonight when the era of Bray Wyatt begins.


    Wyatt does an evil laugh and starts to sing…


    He's got the whole world… in his hands…


    Wyatt creepily looks at his hand that has the leather glove on it as he continues to sing.


    He's got the whole wide world… in his hands… He's got the whole world… in his hands…


    Wyatt closes his fist as he continues to sing.


    He's got the whole world in his... hands...

    Wyatt looks up from his hands and stares directly at the camera creepily.


    RUN!

    The ending Wyatt interruption video flashes onto the screen as we are taken back to ringside.


    Graves



    Wow… there’s just creepy aura whenever Bray Wyatt pops up. How are you going to stop this man?



    Ranallo



    He mentioned he wants a “great power”… I guess we’ll see how he fares against Sami Zayn later tonight.



    Graves



    I don’t envy Sami Zayn at all.

    “Roar of the Lion”plays as the crowd boos. Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring as the bell rings.

    Hamilton



    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a first round match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Introducing first, being accompanied by the “Ravishing Russian” Lana, from Bulgaria, weighing in at 304 pounds, “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev.



    Graves



    And I don’t envy anyone who has to get into the ring with this man.



    Ranallo



    The Bulgarian Brute,lead to the ring by his wife Lana, has one thing on his mind and that’'s becoming World Heavyweight Champion.



    Graves



    Rusev has been one the greatest United States Champions we’ve seen in years… maybe ever. And he’s looking to get some gold back around his waist after being stripped of the U.S.Title due to that “executive decision.” You can bet Rusev is hungry.



    “The Truth Reigns” plays. The crowd gives a mixed reaction as Roman Reigns makes his way out and down to the ring.




    Hamilton



    And his opponent, from Pensacola, FL, weighing in at 265 pounds, Roman Reigns.



    Ranallo



    Corey you mentioned hungry, but no one may be as hungry as Roman Reigns is.


    Graves



    Reigns has been to the top of the mountain before. Just a few months ago he was the WWE Champion and you can bet he has his eyes locked on being the new World Heavyweight Champion and leading the Smackdown brand.


    Round One of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament


    Roman Reigns vs. Rusev


    The match is pretty even with both competitors going back and forth. We join in where Reigns nails Rusev with a Samoan Drop. Reigns get to his feet, waits as Rusev tumbles up to his feet and nails Rusev with a Superman Punch. Reigns is now feeling it as he goes to the corner taunting for the Spear. Lana grabs Reigns’foot before he can go for the Spear distracting him. Reigns turns to the outside and starts yelling at Lana to stay away. Reigns turns around right into a kick to the face from Rusev which puts a smile on Lana's face. Rusev goes for the cover...1...2…Reigns kicks out. Rusev and Lana can't believe it. Lana yells at Rusev to focus and “Crush!” Reigns. Rusev flips Reigns onto his back and stomps on it. He grabs Reigns arms and goes to lock in the Accolade but can't fully grip the right arm as Reigns is fighting the hold. Reigns powers out of it. Both men get to their feet and Rusev tries again for a kick to the face but Reigns catches his foot to block it. Reigns drops Rusev’s foot and hits him with a quick uppercut punch, stunning Rusev. Rusev stumbles back a bit, turning and holding his jaw. Rusev lifts his head up looking angry now. Rusev turns around to attack Reigns but gets hit with a massive Spear. Reigns goes for thecover...1...2...3 Reigns wins the match.


    Winner: Roman Reigns



    Hamilton



    Here is your winner,Roman Reigns!


    Ranallo

    With the Spear out of nowhere, Reigns gets the win and moves on in the tournament.


    Graves



    Rusev put up one hell of a fight and I though he had it when he went for that Accolade but he just couldn't get it locked in.



    Ranallo



    Through distracts by Lana and a great competitor in Rusev, Reigns heads to the semi-finals of the tournament and moves one step closer to becoming as he likes to say “The Man”once again.



    Graves



    It’s not going to bean easy task though. As we can see from our first two matches in this tournament, everyone is on their game and giving their all for that World Heavyweight Championship.



    Ranallo



    Roman Reigns joins AJStyles in the next round, but who will face each of these two men next week in the semi-finals? We will find out tonight because still to come is Kevin Owens taking on the debuting Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt will go one-on-one against Sami Zayn.

    The camera cuts backstage to show Charlotte and Dana Brooke walking in the hallway on their way to the ring.Charlotte doesn’t look happy still as she has a stern look on her face.


    Graves



    But up next, it’s womens action. You can see Charlotte has a chip on her shoulder walking to the ring for her tag team match as she teams up with her protégé Dana Brooke to take on Becky Lynch and Naomi when we return to Smackdown.



    **Commercial Break**

    As we return from commercial, we hear “Sky’s The Limit” in the background as we join Ranallo and Graves at ringside with Sasha Banks sitting on one end of the table and Natalya at the other.

    Ranallo



    Welcome back to Smackdown as we get ready for womens tag team action. We are joined to my right by “The Boss” Sasha Banks…


    Graves


    How dare you announce her first…


    Graves looks over at Natalya


    The important woman is to my left, “The Queen of Harts,” a former Womens Champion, the lovely and talents Natalya.



    Natalya



    Thank you Corey.


    Natalya looks over at Ranallo


    You can learn a thing or two from him, Mauro. That’s how you introduce a true star and the next Womens World Champion.



    Sasha



    Natalya… a true“star?” You haven’t been relevant for years. You’re looking at the woman that lead the Womens Revolution here in WWE. I’ve been this close to claiming the Womens Championship and next week I show the world why I’m “The Boss” and was the number one womens pick for Smackdown.


    Natalya


    Close means nothing.You have constantly failed since you’ve been here and the fact that you were the first womens draft pick for Smackdown and not me is a disgrace.



    “Recognition” plays and the crowd loudly boos as Charlotte and Dana Brooke make their way out. The bell rings.




    Hamilton



    The following contest is a tag team match scheduled for one fall. Making their way to the ring, the team of Dana Brooke and Charlotte.



    Ranallo



    Well ladies, if either of you two win next week in the Fatal Five Way, there is your opponent at SummerSlam for the Womens World Championship.



    Graves



    The woman who, no offense Natalya, but should still be the rightful Womens Champion as she was stripped of her title for no good reason.



    Natalya



    No offense taken Corey. I agree. Charlotte deserves to be in that championship match at SummerSlam.But I know that I will beat her to take home the title, unlike Miss Banks over there who can’t beat Charlotte.



    Sasha



    Um excuse me? I believe if you go back to NXT, you’ll see I’ve beaten her plenty of times for the NXT Womens Championship. What about you Natalya?

    Natalya sits there silently, ignoring the question.


    “Amazing (Remix)” plays as the lights go out and a glow in the dark Naomi dances her way onto the ramp. The crowd claps along to Naomi’s song and dancing.




    Hamilton



    And their opponents, first from Orlando, FL, Naomi.



    Ranallo



    Here comes one of the women you two will face next week in the Fatal Five Way. What are your thoughts on Naomi?



    Sasha



    I think she’s a dark horse in all of this which is why I’m keeping my eye on her. Naomi is incredibly gifted and you never know what she’ll be able to pull off.



    Natalya



    While I can acknowledge that she’s athletic, there’s a reason Naomi has never made it higher than she is and that’ll show tonight and next week.



    “Celtic Invasion” plays and the crowd goes crazy singing along to the song as Becky comes out and the smoke shoots from the stage.




    Hamilton



    And her partner, from Dublin, Ireland, Becky Lynch.



    Graves



    Speaking of people who have fallen short, here comes the fiery Becky Lynch. While she’s no you Natalya, I have seen Becky in NXT give her all and it will take a lot to put her down.



    Natalya



    Again, there’s no denying there is talent there, but Becky simply isn’t in my league just like Sasha isn’t.



    Sasha



    That’s why Becky and I were in the Womens Championship match at WrestleMania this year and you weren’t right? I’ve had some of my toughest battle with Becky and you better believe she’s someone I’m looking out for in the Fatal Five Way next week.



    Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs. Becky Lynch & Naomi



    Charlotte and Dana manage to isolate Naomi most of the match in their corner. We join with Dana as the legal woman for her team. She gets cocky and pats Naomi on the head saying “Playtime is over!” Dana lifts Naomi up on her shoulders but Naomi squirms and is able to get off Dana's shoulders, landing behind her. Dana turns around and Naomi goes for a kick but Dana catches her foot. Dana wags her finger in Naomi's face but Naomi follows up with an enzugiri to the back of Dana's head. The crowd claps cheering for Naomi to get to Becky as both woman are crawling to their corners. Charlotte gets the tag and so does Becky finally. Becky comes in with a head full of steam and clotheslines Charlotte a few times. Charlotte backs into the corner and Becky charges with a forearm to face and follows up with the Becksplex. Becky lifts Charlotte up and hits her with another Becksplex. Becky grabs Charlotte's arm looking for the Dis-Arm-Her but Charlotte gets out of it and shoves Becky in the face as she crawls to her corner. Dana reaches over and tags Charlotte, who seems confused and angry that Dana tagged herself in. Naomi comes in and dropkicks Charlotte out of the ring.Dana then goes to toss Naomi out of the ring but Naomi bounces off the ropes,comes back and nails Dana with the Rear View. Becky then grabs Dana's arm and locks in the Dis-Arm-Her. Dana holds on for a second before tapping, giving the win to Naomi and Becky.


    Winners: Becky Lynch & Naomi


    Hamilton


    Here are your winners, Naomi and Becky Lynch!

    Charlotte stands over the fallen Dana Brooke yelling at her that “she” lost the match.
    Sasha and Natalya stand up from the announce table yelling at each other that they are going to be champion.Becky and Naomi signal that they are going to be the champion.

    Ranallo



    A big momentum boost for both Becky Lynch and Naomi heading into the Fatal Five Way next week.



    Graves



    I have no problem saying this but Becky looked impressive tonight getting Dana Brooke to tap out that quickly. But next week isn’t a tag team match … next week is every women for herself when the stakes are the highest.



    Ranallo



    The stakes will be high as these women out here will compete to determine who will face Charlotte at SummerSlam for the Womens World Championship.



    Graves



    These women look ready for next week and so am I. I can’t wait!

    We cut backstage to see AJ Styles all smiles walking with a bit of a swagger.

    Styles



    Future World champ right here!

    Styles is even happier when he sees his fellow Club members Anderson and Gallows. Anderson pats Styles on the back.


    Anderson



    That's right... the future world champion is right here!

    The 3 of them “Too Sweet” each other.


    Styles



    I'm feeling great right now boys.



    Luke Gallows



    As you should... you made that big Irish oaf Sheamus tapski.. and dare I say it was"phenomenal"

    The 3 men smirk at the pun.


    Anderson



    And next week you're going to do the same thing…



    Gallows



    And then it's onto SummerSlam…


    Gallows points to Styles who is hyped up.


    Where you become the new world Heavyweight champion!

    Gallows makes a belt symbol high in the air and Styles and Anderson look up at it as if they can see the actual belt.


    Styles



    This is my time now.After 18 years of hard work and Wrestling all over the world, the new era is here and I'm taking my opportunity all the way to the world championship!



    Gallows



    That's right. We're going to continue right where we left off in Japan.



    Anderson



    I feel bad for the guy who faces you next week...

    Just then, all 3 men look to their left off camera. The camera shows Finn Balor, who was on his way to the ring, stopped and looks at the Club members as the crowd cheers the first sighting of the NXT call up.

    Styles smirks at Balor and says a bit sarcastically…

    Styles



    Good luck!

    Styles then sarcastically throws up the too sweet sign towards Balor. Balor looks at Styles' hand, turns his head and continues to walk towards the ring.

    Styles lowers his hand still smirking. Gallows and Anderson continue to pat Styles on the back and congratulate him as the sound is overtaken by the Smackdown theme song.

    Ranallo



    Well we will find out who AJ Styles will face next week, as Finn Balor has his Smackdown debut against Kevin Owens, next here on Smackdown.



    **Commercial Break**




    “Fight” plays as we return from break. The crowd boos as Kevin Owens makes his way out looking confident.



    Hamilton



    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a first round match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Introducing first, from Marie ville,Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 266 pounds, Kevin Owens.



    Ranallo



    Welcome back to Smackdown and it’s time for our third tournament match of the night. And Corey,boy does Kevin Owens look confident.



    Graves



    He sure does. Kevin Owens has been waiting for this opportunity and it’s something he feels he deserves. The “Prize Fighter” wants his hands on the ultimate prize and in my opinion, he has to be one of the favorites.



    “Catch Your Breathe” plays and out comes Finn Balor in a black jacket with the collar popped to a huge ovation from the crowd.




    Hamilton



    And his opponent, from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, weighing in at 190 pounds,Finn Balor.



    Ranallo



    Well don’t count out this man. Finn Balor making his highly anticipated Smackdown debut here tonight in this World Heavyweight Championship tournament.



    Graves



    As great as Kevin Owens is, you can’t overlook Finn Balor. He was such a huge success over in Japan. He came over here and won the NXT Championship, holding it longer than anyone else in history. But he hasn’t had the main roster experience that Kevin Owens has had. It’s a different world here on Smackdown than in NXT.



    Ranallo



    You are correct about that, but if anyone can handle it, that man Finn Balor can. And don’t forget,the last time these two met in NXT, Finn Balor defeated Kevin Owens in a Ladder Match for the NXT Championship.



    Round One of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament


    Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor


    The match starts with Owens getting a jump start on the debuting Balor. Balor then battles back, highlighted by dropkicking Owens to the outside and diving to the outside on him. The two battle back and forthwith Owens getting the better of the exchange during the middle of the match.Towards the end, we see Owens attempt the Pop-up Powerbomb on Balor, but Balor manages to jump high enough to get over Owens and land on his feet behind him.Balor turns around but right into a superkick by Owens, sending Balor falling back so that he's sitting in the corner. Owens charges at Balor to go for the Corner Cannonball, but Balor moves just in time so Owens crashes into the turnbuckle. Balor gathers himself and goes to the opposite corner as Owens slowly gets back to his feet. Balor charges at a standing Owens and dropkicks him hard into the corner, causing Owens to fall to the mat on his back. Balor goes to the top rope nearest Owens, jumps off and nails him with the Coup deGras. Balor goes for the pin...1...2...3 Balor wins!


    Winner: Finn Balor



    Hamilton



    Here is your winner,Finn Balor!

    The referee raises Finn’s hand in victory as Owens slowly rolls out of the ring and leaves frustrated.
    Byron Saxton gets into the ring and comes up to Balor.

    Saxton



    Finn, in your first night here on the main roster coming up for NXT, you not only defeat one of the top superstars on the roster in Kevin Owens, but you have now advanced onto the semi-finals in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. What's going through your mind right now?



    Balor



    I'm just overwhelmed with thoughts right now... I just went through a hell of a battle with Kevin Owens and now I'm that much closer to the World Heavyweight Championship.


    The crowd cheers Balor.


    I want to thank Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick for calling me up to Smackdown and giving me this shot.


    The crowd claps for the commissioner and GM.


    Some people may think it's too quick for me to get this opportunity that may I don't deserve to be in this tournament on my first night.


    The crowd boos as they believe he deserves it.


    But I'm no rookie.I've been wrestling around the world for 16 years... I was the longest reigning NXT Champion and helped build that brand, which is something I'm very proud to have been a part of.

    The crowd chants"NXT!"


    Balor



    I have finally gotten my shot at the big time... and now it's time to show everyone what Finn Balor is all about.

    The crowd cheers loudly as Balor's music plays and Balor makes his way over to the corner. Balor puts his arms out to taunt with the music with the rest of the crowd.


    Ranallo

    What a win for Finn Balor on his first night here on Smackdown. And we now know that next week Finn Balor will take on the AJ Styles in the semi-finals of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.

    Graves



    That is a match that we have all been waiting to see. You can tell from the tension between the two of them earlier tonight backstage that this is going to be one hell of a match.

    We cut backstage and see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.


    Saxton



    Please welcome my guest at this time, Sami Zayn.

    Sami Zayn walks into the frame next to Saxton as the crowd cheers.


    Saxton



    Sami,up next you have a huge opportunity. You will be competing in the final first round match of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament when you take on Bray Wyatt. What are your thoughts going into this match?

    Zayn looks excited as he starts talking.


    Zayn



    Byron,this is the opportunity I've been working my whole career for. Years of traveling and working gymnasiums in front of ten people has lead me to this moment.


    Zayn points down to signal right now as he seems very motivated.


    I've been called the “Underdog of the Underground” and that's just what I am… an underdog. It's what I've been my whole career. No one expected me to do much in NXT and I became NXT Champion. No one expected me to make a name for myself when I came to the main roster, but I've competed with the best here.


    Zayn pauses for a moment as you here the crowd cheer out of respect in the background.


    And tonight… tonight is no different. Let's be honest… heading into this tournament, I'm certainly not the favorite. Hell I'm probably not even the favorite to win tonight. Bray Wyatt is a dangerous and unpredictable man. He talked earlier about having the “ultimate power.” Well all the power I need…


    Zayn points to his heart.


    Is right here! And tonight you will see that from me. I won't quit and will fight until I reach my goal of becoming World Heav...

    Just then off camera we hear someone interrupting.


    Unknown



    This is crap!

    Zayn looks over and his demeanor changes to a stern displeased look as an angry Kevin Owens, clutching his ribs and a bit out of breath walks into frame. The crowd boos. Owens is on the other side of Saxton and ignores Zayn, only speaking to Saxton.


    Kevin Owens



    Did you see that Byron? That's crap!

    Zayn buts in.


    Zayn



    sarcastically


    Um excuse me Kevin…

    Owens slowly looks over at Zayn with an angrier look on his face.


    Owens



    I'm not talking to you!


    Owens focuses back on Saxton and gets right in his face.


    Do you know who I am Byron? Huh? Do you?!



    Saxton


    You're Kevin Owens…

    Owens looks frustrated at Saxton.


    Owens



    Yeah I'm Kevin Owens, you useless idiot.


    Owens gets heated now and points at himself.


    I'm the man who beat John Cena in his first match in WWE.


    Owens re-points back at himself.


    I'm the man who won the Intercontinental Championship…


    Owens holds two fingers in front of Saxton's face


    Twice! So tell me why I need to face a guy like Finn Balor who's done nothing…


    Owens gets very heated again.


    NOTHING…in WWE?! Is he deserving of a World Title shot?


    Owens waits impatiently for an answer for Saxton, who thinks it’s a rhetorical question.


    Is he?!
    Saxton gets a bit startled by Owens, as he’s still afraid of him.

    Saxton



    Well he was NX…

    Owens cuts him off, ignoring Saxton starting to answer.


    Owens



    No of course not Byron, you know why? Because people like Finn Balor and Sami Zayn over here haven't done anything to deserve this, while I've proved time and time again that I'm the best!

    Zayn has a slightly confused look on his face and now buts back in.


    Zayn



    Um I think I deserve a shot since I beat the so called “best” at Battleground… or did Finn beat you so badly that you forgot about that?

    Owens stares hard at Zayn, as you can tell that struck a chord with him.


    Owens



    Oh you think you're real cute don't you Sami?


    Owens starts to mock Zayn in an over the top way.


    Oh look at me, I'm Sami Zayn. I always get injured and can't win anything when it counts, but I have the stupid fans supporting me so I keep getting opportunities that I don't deserve.

    Zayn gets a bit frustrated at Owens’ comments.


    Zayn



    I've worked just as hard as you to get here and had to climb over just as many obstacles.


    Zayn gets more in the face of Owens.


    And just because I got to NXT before you, your ego has never been able to let that go. You've fought too much with your ego and not your heart.


    Zayn pauses for a second to let it sink in.


    That's why you lost tonight and why I'm going to go out there right now, beat Bray Wyatt, move on in the tournament and become the World Heavyweight Champion!

    The crowd cheers as Zayn all hyped up leaves for the ring as Owens stays on camera visibly angry and frustrated.


    Graves



    Kevin Owens does not look happy.



    Ranallo



    Whether Kevin Owens likes it or not, when we return, Sami Zayn will compete in the final first round match of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament against Bray Wyatt.



    **Commercial Break**


    We come back from commercial with the song “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember playing as we see the album cover for “Bad Vibrations” on the screen.


    Graves



    We’d like to thank the band A Day To Remember for their song “Bullfight” which is one of the official themes for SummerSlam. It’s off their new album “Bad Vibrations”available now.



    Ranallo



    And speaking of SummerSlam Corey, we started off the night with our new General Manager Alex Maverick making a huge announcement about two championship matches at the Biggest Party of the Summer.



    Graves



    Yes he did. The new Womens World Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship are going Tobe on the line. We already know that Charlotte will be involved in the Womens World Championship match, but who will her opponent be? We will find out next week on Smackdown.

    A graphic is shown on the screen promoting the Fatal Five Way match next week.


    Ranallo



    That’s right… it’s a Fatal Five Way match to determine who will face the former WWE Womens Champion at SummerSlam. It’ll be Becky Lynch, Naomi, Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Sasha Banks. And you can tell from earlier tonight that each one of those women is hungry for that new World Championship.



    Graves



    Absolutely. I can’t wait for that match. Anything can happen. And also next week, we will see the two semi-finals matches for the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament.

    A new graphic appears on the screen promoting AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor next week.


    Graves



    We already know one match will be AJ Styles versus Finn Balor. Finn had an impressive Smackdown debut tonight, but can he keep it going against the #1 draft pick, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles?

    A graphic is shown on the screen promoting Roman Reigns versus either Sami Zayn or Bray Wyatt next week.


    Ranallo



    And we know that Roman Reigns will be involved in the other semi-finals match-up after his win earlier tonight. The question is who will be his opponent next week? We are about to find out as Sami Zayn faces the Eater of Wor…

    Before Ranallo can finish his sentence, he’s interrupted by the typical Wyatt video flashing over the screen.We then see Wyatt in the same dark, ominous room holding his lantern. Wyatt looks at the lantern.


    Wyatt



    Nashville… I’m here!

    Wyatt blows out the light in the lantern and we then cut to ringside where the arena is pitch dark.


    “Live In Fear” plays


    The arena is now filled with people shining the lights on their cell phones. Wyatt comes out with his lantern as he slowly walks to the ring. The bell rings.


    Hamilton



    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is the final first round match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.Introducing first, weighing in at 285 pounds, Bray Wyatt.



    Graves



    There’s just an eerie feeling every time I see this man.



    Ranallo



    We heard Wyatt saying earlier that he’s wants the “greater power.”Well he gets his chance in this World Heavyweight Championship tournament.



    Graves



    Can you imagine Bray Wyatt with the World Heavyweight Championship? If that’s not “great power” then I don’t know what is.

    Wyatt gets into the ring, looks around the arena at his “fireflies” and blows out the lantern. The lights go on and the crowd boos him.


    “World Apart” plays


    Sami Zayn makes his way out all pumped up as the crowd is cheering and singing along to his song.

    Hamilton


    And his opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 205 pounds, SamiZayn.



    Ranallo



    He talked about heart and determination before the break. Can this be Sami Zayn’s moment?



    Graves



    He’s going to need a lot of heart to get passed a man the likes of Bray Wyatt.



    Round One of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament



    Bray Wyatt vs. Sami Zayn


    Wyatt and Zayn exchange blows from the start as Wyatt wastes no time. Wyatt gets the upper hand and maintains control for most of the match.Towards the end, Wyatt goes for a splash in the corner but Zayn manages to get his knees up to counter the attack. Wyatt holds his chest and turns around to a tired Zayn in the corner. Somehow Zayn has enough energy and strength left to immediate grab Wyatt and t-bone suplex him into the corner. Wyatt rolls to the outside by the he ring post as Zayn seems to be getting one last adrenaline boost. Zayn rolls to the outside, takes a running start and dives through the middle and bottom rung on the pole and catches Wyatt with a Tornado DDT. Zayn gets up all hyped up as the crowd is now too. Zayn tosses Wyatt back into the ring. Zayn follows but Wyatt pops right up and catches him with a hard clothesline. Wyatt then fall on Zayn with a Seated Senton Splash. Wyatt goes for the cover...1...2… no Zayn somehow kicks out. Wyatt starts laughing to himself as he walks over to the corner. He taps his foot and leans upside down with a sinister look towards Zayn. Wyatt gets back up, goes over to Zayn and grabs him setting up for Sister Abigail. Wyatt kisses Zayn forehand, but Zayn manages to get out for Wyatt and roll him up desperately...1...2..3! Zayn gets the win surprising Wyatt, himself and the crowd!


    Winner: Sami Zayn



    Hamilton


    Here is your winner,Sami Zayn!



    Ranallo



    Sami Zayn does it! The resiliency of Zayn was on display here tonight.



    Graves



    I don’t know how he did it. Bray Wyatt had beaten Sami Zayn down so much; I thought it was just a matter of time.



    Ranallo



    Wyatt was surprised by that roll up and what a fitting way for the man with heart to win this match.



    Ranallo



    Zayn moves on next week now to face Romain Reigns in the semi-finals.



    Graves



    And the question is will Zayn be at a hundred percent after that grueling match?

    The referee is raising Zayn’s hand in victory when all of a sudden, Wyatt blasts Zayn from behind, knocking him hard to the ground.


    Graves



    Well you had to figure Wyatt wasn’t going to be happy with that outcome.

    Wyatt gets on top of Zayn punching the back of his head.


    Ranallo



    Wyatt saw that “great power” he spoke of earlier slip away and is now looking to vent his frustration.

    Wyatt slides out of the ring dragging Zayn by the head to the edge of the apron. Wyatt pulls Zayn hard out of the ring and flat onto the mat, landing on his back.


    Graves



    Looks like he’s doing a bit more than venting his frustration.

    Wyatt looks around ringside frustrated and screams “You brought this on yourself Sami!” Wyatt grabs Zayn by the head and pulls him up. Wyatt kisses Zayn’s forehead and nails him with Sister Abigail onto the ringside floor.


    Ranallo



    This is taking it too far now! Someone needs to stop him!

    A few referees come by ringside and are yelling at Wyatt to stop and step away. Wyatt laughs and is ignoring them. One referee puts his hand on Wyatt to try and stop him, but that proves to be a big mistake as Wyatt grabs the referee and tosses him with great force over the announce table and hard into the lap of Corey Graves, knocking both men to the ground.


    Ranallo



    MY GOD!

    Ranallo takes his headset off and goes to tend to his broadcast partner as the ringside doctor makes his way over to check on both men.
    Wyatt stares back menacingly at the rest of the referees who back up in shock and fear. Wyatt turns around and laughs sinisterly. He grabs and lifts up an almost lifeless Zayn. Wyatt grabs Zayn by the back of the head and launches him head first into the ring post.You can hear the gasps of all the fans concerned for Zayn. Wyatt falls to his knees laughing over a fallen Zayn. Finally, a huge group of security comes running out lead by an angry Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick. Maverick is yelling at the security to get Wyatt and stop him from doing anything else.
    Wyatt gets on the announce table with his arms out and laughs as the crowd boos him heavily.

    Wyatt



    screaming out


    Follow The Buzzards!

    Just as security is about to get him, the Wyatt interruption video flashes on the screen and the arena goes pitch black. When the lights turn back on, Wyatt is no longer standing on the announce table and can’t be seen anywhere in the arena.


    Maverick



    yelling at the security


    Search the whole arena… tear up the whole place until you find him!

    More doctors are at ringside checking on Zayn, Graves and the referee. The security is tearing up the ringside area looking for Wyatt and even going into the stands.
    Maverick and McMahon are checking on Zayn as the camera pans to the fallen Graves and referee. We then pan back to the doctors prepping Zayn for a stretcher. Maverick and McMahon are shown with pissed off looks on their faces as Smackdown comes to an end.


    Quick Results:


    AJ Styles def. Sheamus


    Roman Reigns def. Rusev


    Becky Lynch & Naomi def. Charlotte & Dana Brooke


    Finn Balor def. Kevin Owens


    Sami Zayn def. Bray Wyatt



    SummerSlam Card – 8/21/16


    World Heavyweight Championship


    Roman Reigns or Sami Zayn vs. Finn Balor or AJ Styles


    Womens World Championship

    Charlotte vs. ???

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    Re: Amrocky25 & RatedR31 Presents WWE: We Are The WWE Universe

    Opening the show with Shane McMahon to introduce the new Commissioner makes sense. Good to give him the rub by having Shane introduce him, giving the fans a reason to get behind him. The talk of why he wanted to be a GM was fine, but you’ve got some work to do. I always find it really hard to get behind people who I’ve never seen on screen before. I do really like the idea of the World titles coming back, and it really did make these titles seem very valuable. The Charlotte interaction was really good as well, as she rightfully should be angry for being stripped. A solid opening to the show.

    I’m happy with AJ beating Sheamus to advance in the tournament. Surely he gets close to the main event? Good stuff, tournament has got some really big names involved.

    A pretty solid segment here with Becky and Naomi, hyping tonight’s tag team match, but also cleverly hyping the five way for next week. Enjoyed the competitive nature of the two as both want the Women’s title. Not sure why but protégé keeps coming up really weird in your show.

    Bray Wyatt has been ruined by the WWE at this point, but in BTB world, the character still has serious potential. A decent promo here and I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with Bray. He better make a big impact tonight after talking about how the Bray era begins tonight.

    A fine win for Reigns against Rusev as again, the bigger name goes over in the tournament, meaning it’s probably going to be a very top heavy finish. Should make it exciting. One thing though, the font was smaller for this match then it was for the rest of the show. Inconsistent formatting can be really annoying for a reader so please keep an eye on this in the future.

    Enjoyed the commentary bickering between Sasha and Natalya, hyping the five way, and creating quite the interesting dynamic. As for the tag match this week, pretty standard stuff. Makes complete sense that Dana Brooke, the one woman not in title contention, takes the fall. Solid booking all around.

    A nice segment here between AJ and The Club, putting over their affiliation and what their goals are. The tease of Balor/Styles with this initial segment was done well. Considering Finn is only just coming up from NXT though, I’d recommend he doesn’t become champion or anything too quickly. Still, a fun segment and a future Styles/Balor feud would be amazing.

    A really good win here for Balor over Owens in what surely would have been an awesome match. Again, since he’s straight from NXT, I hope he doesn’t get pushed straight to the moon. Balor promo was okay, helping introduce him to the main roster.

    Sami Zayn segment was pretty generic until Kevin Owens got involved. It makes sense playing off their history and what not, but I feel like I’ve seen/read enough of Owens/Zayn to last me a lifetime.

    Disappointed that Bray lost this one, but I guess Sami advancing in the tournament is fine. With guys like Sami, AJ and Balor being in the semis, we are in for some damn good wrestling to round out this tournament. The attack after the match by Bray was nice, as was his disappearance.

    Show was pretty solid. A majority of the booking made sense, and without anything outstanding happening, this was a solid first show. My only real annoyance was the few times throughout parts of the show were formatted differently to the others. Fix that and you’ll be fine. I’ll continue to check in when I can, and good luck to both you guys with this thread.









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    Re: Amrocky25 & RatedR31 Presents WWE: We Are The WWE Universe

    WWE Presents…



    Monday Night Raw
    from Key Arena in Seattle, Washington




    Episode 2



    August 8th 2016


    “A Caged Lunatic”

    The WWE then…now…forever opening plays. No pyro instead a wide shot of the top of the entrance ramp and a few beats of silence before…..


    *Retaliation*


    Out comes a pissed off Dean Ambrose and he looks even more unstable than the usual. He walks with a purpose down the ramp and he lookalike he is ready to explode. The crowd cheers, but he doesn’t seem to care about the love being shown.


    Phillips



    Welcome to another episode of Monday Night Raw, live from Seattle, Washington and to no surprise Dean Ambrose is making a B-line to the ring and looks to be in a foul mood.



    JBL



    I would not want to be in the ring with that lunatic right about now. I have never seen Dean Ambrose like this.



    Phillips



    Ambrose appears to be in a very angry mood and for good reason. Seth Rollins screwed him out of the WWE Championship match that is going to take place at SummerSlam in less than two weeks.



    JBL



    Screwed? All Rollins did was get a closer look at the action and root for his new friend Chris Jericho.



    Phillips



    It was enough of a distraction for Jericho to capitalize and pull out the victory. Now at SummerSlam Chris Jericho will be taking on John Cena.

    Ambrose gets in the ring and immediately demands a microphone be given to him, which it is. He waits for his music to die down before talking into the microphone.


    Ambrose



    Y’know a lot of people tell me I’m unstable, I got a few screws loose up in my head and that I’m crazy.

    The crowd cheers slightly as Ambrose scoffs.


    Ambrose



    But honestly I’m thinking clearly, clearer than I ever had in the past.


    (pauses)


    It’s clear to me that I’m not what’s best for business.

    The crowd boos.


    Ambrose

    We may have a new Raw general manager, but it’s the same old narrative. Seth Rollins is allowed to run around Raw, do whatever he wants, getaway with it and not face the repercussions. Ya’ know what?

    (pauses)


    I’m not going to allow it!

    The crowd cheers as Dean is starting to get heated as he begins to pace in the ring back and forth.


    Ambrose



    I want my hands on Seth Rollins!

    (pauses)


    I want my hands on Chris Jericho!

    Ambrose stops pacing and looks straight into the camera with a fierce look on his face.


    Ambrose


    I want my WWE title…

    The crowd cheers.


    Ambrose


    …and I’m not leaving this ring until I get what I demand!

    Ambrose drops the microphone and hops out of the ring before grabbing a chair and sliding it back in. He places it right in the center of the ring facing the ramp and he takes a seat, waiting patiently like he got all the time in the world. However…


    *Random*


    The Raw general manager comes out to a mixed reaction, mostly due to the fact that the crowd loves Dean Ambrose. The Long Island native looks a little bit more professional now as he has a collar polo shirt on and jeans.He already has a microphone in hand.

    Kennedy


    The last thing I want you to believe Dean is that I’m running Raw like the Authority did. This is anew era and I’m going to run Raw like no other general manager before me.

    He gets a few cheers.


    Kennedy



    I understand your beef with Seth Rollins, but while he may have distracted you last week he did everything within the rules. It was all legal.

    Ambrose looks disgusted as the crowd boos.


    Kennedy



    However, I do have some good news. At SummerSlam you will take on Seth Rollins one on one.
    The crowd cheers.


    Kennedy



    The winner of that match will be named the new number one contender to the WWE Championship!

    A little bit of a smile appears on the Lunatic Fringe’s face.The crowd cheers and some yes chants start to break out. Kennedy seems pretty proud of himself.


    Kennedy



    As for tonight Dean you’re in action and once again in the main event. You will take on Chris Jericho one on one and to make sure no one gets involved tonight it will be contested inside a steel cage.

    The crowd goes wild and once again as yes chants reign supreme inside the arena. Kennedy smiles as his music hits. Ambrose is now up from his seat and seems to be in a much better mood.


    Phillips



    What a main event announced by Mr. Kennedy! What a match made for SummerSlam! It seems like Nick Kennedy is starting to get a hang of this whole Raw general manger thing.



    JBL



    I think Dean Ambrose isn’t the only one with a couple of screws loose. I don’t think Nick Kennedy is mentally fit to run Raw.

    A Raw match card graphic appears on the screen as we see Bayley on the left and Summer Rae on the right.


    Phillips



    After making her debut last week, Bayley will take on Summer Rae who will be looking for revenge after being pinned by Bayley in tag team action. That match is next!



    *Commercial Break*


    We see Kennedy walking backstage and he seems to be feeling pretty good about himself. He has a little bit of a swagger, but immediately that swagger fades as he is flanked on both sides by Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho as the crowd boos. Both men share the same expression which is anger.


    Kennedy



    Can I help you fellas?



    Jericho



    Yeah…you can help me by telling us why you put me in a steel cage match with Dean Ambrose when I have a WWE Championship match in less than two weeks. Are you trying to get me injured you stupid idiot?!?!



    Kennedy



    Well Chris-



    Rollins



    (cutting off Kennedy)


    And can you tell me why I have a match with Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam in which the winner will be the number one contender for the WWE title? I shouldn’t have to compete to become the number one contender. I should automatically be in the WWE Championship match.



    Jericho



    Well you did lose to John Cena last week.



    Rollins



    But I’m entitled to are match.



    Jericho



    No you’re not!



    Rollins



    Yes, I am! It’s called a rematch clause.



    Jericho



    It’s null and void!



    Rollins



    Null and void?!? It doesn’t-



    Jericho



    It does. When the title gets vacated, look it up.



    Rollins



    I’m going to look it up.

    The allies are now bickering like brothers. Clearly Jericho doesn’t want it to turn into a triple threat match at SummerSlam. They continue to bicker as Nick Kennedy just stands there. Finally…


    Jericho



    (towards Rollins)


    ENOUGH!


    (towards Kennedy)


    You’re trying to turn us against each other, but it’s not going to work.

    Kennedy looks confused and Rollins starts to nod in agreement.

    Rollins


    We’re going to show you and Dean Ambrose that we have…

    Rollins points to Y2J.


    Jericho



    IT!



    Rollins



    And there’s nothing you could do to stop us.



    Kennedy



    (softly)


    Um…okay.

    Kennedy walks away from the two superstars who watch him leave. Jericho then elbows Rollins lightly in the ribs.


    Jericho



    We showed him, that stupid idiot!
    Rollins nods as we go back to ringside.


    *Rush Of Power*


    Out comes Summer Rae who gets greeted by boos. Still she does a little cocky pose atop the ramp before chuckling to herself almost in a cocky manner as she is ready to get some revenge.


    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Raleigh, North Carolina…Summer Rae!



    Phillips



    I spoke to Summer earlier today and she said she felt embarrassed that a veteran like herself,lost to a rookie like Bayley.



    JBL



    I would be too! Of course I never lost to a rookie, I taught them a lesson.



    Phillips



    Bayley may be a“rookie”, but she accomplished so much in NXT. She’s earned most of her peers respect. I say most because Summer Rae clearly has no respect.



    *Turn It Up*


    The crowd cheers and begins to clap with the music as once again Bayley appears ready for action. She has a big smile on her face, pretty much the same expression as last week.
    She takes a few steps atop the ramp before raising her arms high in the air as inflatable arm flailing tubeman on each side of her start to wave in the air.


    JoJo



    Her opponent from San Jose, California…it’s Bayyyleyyy!



    Phillips



    The excitement on Bayley’s face puts a smile on your face if you’re watching her.



    JBL



    Tom look at my face.


    (pauses)


    Does it look like I’m smiling?



    Phillips



    No-



    JBL



    Summer Rae is going to wipe that smile off her face, then come up here and wipe that smile off your face.



    Match 1: Summer Rae vs. Bayley



    Match Summary: A little sassy with attitude in the beginning of the match Summer Rae tried to get a psychological advantage over her opponent; however Bayley wouldn’t break which lead to Bayley getting all the offense. Much like last week Summer would fall victim to a Bayley to Belly Suplex which would give Bayley the three count and victory!


    Winner:Bayley



    Phillips



    For the second week in a row Bayley gets the better of Summer Rae.



    JBL



    It’s not the win of the century Tom, stop hyping it up! Bayley still has a long way to go in proving herself here on Monday Night Raw.

    We see Bayley in the ring doing her high-five celebration as the camera shows one last shot of Summer turning red with anger.


    *Backstage Area*


    We see the Shining Stars in the middle of the backstage hallway. The crowd boos as we see the Puerto Rican superstars with pamphlets in their hands. As workers walk by them, they give them said pamphlets. We can see Nick Kennedy in the background walking towards them. Primo notices the general manager approaching them and quickly gets in front of him and blocks him off by sticking out a pamphlet.


    Primo



    Nicolás…can we have a moment of your time please?



    Kennedy



    If it’s about your timeshare I’m not interested. I have no time for vacation.



    Epico



    (laughs)


    Actually….



    Primo



    We were wondering why we were excluded from the tag team tournament.



    Epico



    After all we are former tag team champions.


    Kennedy



    You may need to improve your cell-phone signal down at your timeshare. I tried to call you and got nothing. I had to find out through Twitter that your guys were going over furniture layouts for your suites.



    Primo



    To be fair they are amazing.



    Epico



    Muy Bonita!

    Primo and Epico both nod in agreement. Nick Kennedy doesn’t seem to approve.


    Kennedy



    Guys, you’re either wrestlers or entrepreneurs. You can’t be both.



    Epico



    We can be both!



    Primo



    We’ll prove it to you. Put us in a match tonight, against anyone.



    Kennedy



    Anyone?
    The Shining Stars both nod. Kennedy rubs his chin. He then snaps his fingers.

    Kennedy



    I got it!


    (pauses)


    You two will take on The New Day.

    The crowd cheers as The Shining Stars seem slightly hesitant about the match; however they do a good job of hiding it from their boss.


    All of a sudden a cough can be heard. Kennedy turns around to see The Miz who appears to be in a foul mood standing in front of him, with his beautiful wife Maryse right by his side. Miz slowly takes off his sunglasses and folds them nicely, tucking them away before exploding in anger.


    Miz



    (yelling/angry)


    Cowardly?


    (pauses)


    What you call cowardly, I call smart. I wasn’t running away from The Big Show, I was protecting this.

    Miz points to his face.


    Miz



    This…got me her.

    He motions towards Maryse who gives him a kiss on the cheek.He flashes a cocky grin.


    Miz



    May I remind you that I’ve been part of some of the greatest tag teams in the twenty first century?


    (pauses)


    Or that I’ve held the United States and Intercontinental championship multiple times, bringing prestige to those titles every time?


    (pauses)


    Or maybe…that I headlined WrestleMania walked in as WWE Champion and left as WWE Champion when everyone thought I was going to fail?

    Kennedy has no response as Miz gets right in his face.


    Miz



    I’m never injured,I’m one of the biggest representatives for this company and yet you have the nerve to call me out on social media and call me a coward. The only coward I see is you.

    The crowd lets out a “ohhh” as Kennedy tries his best to stand tall with the Miz.


    Kennedy



    (softly)


    Your right, maybe I did cross the line a little bit by calling you a coward.



    Miz



    (scoffs)


    Ah…ya think?

    The Raw GM is aggravated by that smart reply from The Miz.


    Kennedy



    I remember that match at WrestleMania. It was an instant classic.



    Miz



    As are all of my matches and movies.



    Kennedy



    (smiling)


    But of course…


    (pauses)


    Which is why we should relive it again....tonight!

    Kennedy begins to nod as a huge grin appears on his face as the crowd cheers. Miz is shaking his head no, but now this plan has too much momentum to stop it.


    Kennedy



    Tonight…John Cena verses The Miz. Thanks for the awesome idea Miz.

    Miz is now even more angry and frustrated than he was before.He looks like he’s about to explode as does Maryse. He holds her back as Kennedy smiles at the both of them before walking away.

    The camera pans out as we still see the Shining Stars in the general vicinity. They look at Miz and hold out a pamphlet.

    Shining Stars



    Come to Puerto Rico…the Shining-

    Before they can finish Miz grabs the pamphlets out of their possession and rips them all up into millions of tiny pieces before storming away, much to the dismay of the tag team as they look horrified as they scramble to try to put the pieces together before the scene fades to black and into a commercial break.


    *Commercial Break*


    Back from commercial we see Tom Phillips and JBL sitting at the announce table.


    Phillips



    Welcome back to Monday Night Raw and before commercial break Nick Kennedy, the Raw GM made two matches. The Shining Stars will take on The New Day and The Miz will be taking on John Cena.



    JBL



    I think he was out offline making that match for The Miz. Actually he’s been out of line in general when it comes to The Miz. Calling him a coward on social media?!?!? Miz is far from a coward.



    Phillips



    I’m surprised you’Reno The Miz’s side…



    JBL



    I’ve always been a fan of The Miz. He’s an A-Lister Tom!

    Tom shakes his head in frustration as in the background we hear…


    *Realeza*


    To a chorus of boos appears Alberto Del Rio who has a cocky strut when he walks down the ramp.

    JoJo


    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from San Luis Potos, Mexico weighing two hundred and thirty nine pounds….Albertttooooo Delllll Riooooo!



    Phillips



    As you can see Alberto Del Rio has a certain swag to him tonight as he still proud of the damage he inflicted on Darren Young last week.



    JBL



    Darren Young is no longer great instead he’s injured.



    Phillips



    Darren Young suffered an undisclosed shoulder injury thanks to Alberto Del Rio.

    Del Rio gets into the ring and panders to the crowd who the majority boo, however some Si chants can be heard.


    *Patriot*


    The crowd cheers as a fired up Jack Swagger comes out to the ring. He pauses atop the ramp for a few moments and turns back towards the curtains. After a few moments Bob Backlund pops out just as fired up as Swagger. Del Rio is angry as he sees Bob Backlund. Maybe he’s taken off his game a little? Both Swagger and Backlund do the “We The People” taunt atop the ramp with the crowd into it as well.

    JoJo



    His opponent from Perry, Oklahoma weighing two hundred and sixty two pounds, he is an All-American American…Jack Swagger!



    JBL



    What’s that idiot Bob Backlund doing out here?



    Phillips



    It makes sense...JackSwagger is a former two time All-American as is Bob Backlund!



    JBL



    (sarcastically)


    I wonder if he plan son making Jack Swagger great, because that really worked well with Darren Young.



    Match 2: Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger w/Bob Backlund



    Match Summary: Before the match even started Del Rio exchanged words with Backlund. Backlund looked like he wanted a piece of Del Rio and nearly got in the ring, but the referee got him off the apron.That would be fuel for Del Rio early on in the match as he would use his anger to take control of it early on. Del Rio has Swagger down as he works his way to the top rope. He waits for the two time All-American to get up and goes for a missile dropkick, but he is caught by Swagger who picks the ankle and tries to get the ankle locked in, but Del Rio immediately crawls to the bottom rope.Swagger lets go and Del Rio tries to compose himself on the outside. Backlund is barking words at Del Rio as Raw goes to a commercial break.



    *Commercial Break*




    Back from break we see Del Rio with his knee digging into the back of Swagger as he applies a chin-lock. Replays show that Swagger tries to connect with a Swagger Bomb in the corner, but instead Del Rio popped up and deliver a swift kick to his opponent’s ribs. Backlund starts to smack the apron and the crowd begins to clap as Swagger tries to will himself back into this contest. He gets up to a vertical base and delivers elbows to his opponent, who is forced to let go of the hold. He tries to whip ADR into the corner, but instead Jack is going into the corner. Del Rio follows with the corner second rope enziguri that connects and possibly knocks out Swagger. He goes for the pin and only gets a two. Del Rio gets up and is seeing red as he is ready to end this match. He starts to slap his arm as the crowd chants “Si”over and over as Del Rio circles a dazed and confused Swagger. ADR goes for it and locks in the Cross Arm Breaker a hold that has ended plenty of matches and most recently injured Darren Young. Showing resilience Swagger is able to get to the bottom rope. The ref wants Del Rio to break the hold, but he has no intention of doing that as the ref starts to count. Once again Backlund gets on the apron which forces ADR to break the hold. Once again both guys are chirping back and forth. Backlund may be more of a Lunatic than Dean Ambrose, but even at his old age he a in’t backing down. ADR gets a few inches away from him and Backlund delivers a right hand to Del Rio. Getting some revenge for his protage, however it does cost Swagger the match.



    Winner:Alberto Del Rio by DQ

    We see ADR rubs his chin and chuckle as Backlund goes for another right hand, but ADR blocks it. He then grabs Backlund and looks like he is going to bring him in the ring. However, Swagger makes the save! He has a grip on Del Rio’s ankle and drags him to the center of the ring as the crowd cheers. Del Rio is tapping in the center of the ring and after a few more seconds of pressure Swagger let’s go. He beats his chest and lets out a war-like roar as Backlund joins him inside.


    JBL



    This Bob Backlund is crazy! I thought Swagger had more sense than to let someone like Backlund be allies with him, but clearly I was wrong.



    Phillips



    Swagger may have lost, but he doesn’t seem to care as him and Backlund are happy they got some revenge for Darren Young. Hopefully he’s watching back home and we wish him a speedy recovery.



    JBL



    I don’t! Speak for yourself Tom!

    Del Rio hobbles out of the ramp as Backlund raises the hand of Swagger.


    *Backstage Area*


    We see Renee Young wearing an all-black smile at the camera as she holds her microphone near her mouth.


    Young



    Please welcome at this time….Bayley!

    We see Bayley come in and immediately hug Renee Young as the crowd cheers. Before Renee can even give a question Bayley is already talking.


    Bayley



    I am so excited to be here. These last two weeks have been unreal.

    Into the frame appear Paige and Alicia who both come to congratulate Bayley. Bayley hugs them both before turning back towards Renee who still has the microphone near Bayley.


    Bayley



    I’m so glad that these two girls have my back and have supported me these last two weeks.



    Kennedy



    (off-screen)


    Hey ladies!

    The Raw GM welcomes all the girls with a smile. They all wave to him and Bayley nearly tackles him when she gives him a hug.


    Bayley



    Thank you for giving me an opportunity here on Raw. You have no idea how much I appreciate this.

    Kennedy pats her on the back before she pulls away. He flashes a smile.


    Kennedy



    No problem. I’m proud of you.


    (looking towards Alicia and Paige)


    I’m proud of all of you. Being former champions, I expect you guys to take the Women’s Revolution even further.

    All of their faces light up.


    Kennedy



    Speaking of champions, as ya’ll know the WWE Women’s Championship was vacated, however I’m happy to announce that next week you three will be competing in a triple threat for the that title next week on Raw.

    The crowd cheers as all the girls are happy.


    Kennedy



    Good luck and keep up the good work.

    Kennedy walks away as Bayley turns to her friends.


    Bayley



    Isn’t that awesome news?!?!?


    (pauses and puts out her arms)


    Group hug!

    There is some hesitation and before Paige or Alicia could make a move Bayley brings them in for the hug. They don’t seem to be enjoying it as much as Bayley. Raw goes to a commercial break.


    *Commercial Break*


    Back from commercial break we hear “So Close Now” playing in the background and see The Usos at the announce table both with headsets on.


    Phillips



    Welcome back to Monday Night Raw. Alongside me JBL and potential number one contenders to the WWE Tag Team Champions, Jimmy and Jey Uso.



    JBL



    It’s great to have you guys here.



    Jey



    Thanks for having us.



    Phillips



    You guys ready for some tag team action?



    Jimmy



    Of course!



    *What’s Up (Golden Truth Remix)*


    It’s time to crank it up as R-Truth and Goldust aka The Golden Truth comes out from behind the curtains. They get a minimal pop, but with R-Truth’s rapping the crowd gets behind every “what’s up”. JoJo can’t even announce their name because Truth wraps all the way down the ramp, while Goldust does his best to hype the crowd.


    They get into the ring and the music dies down. Truth does a 360 in the middle of the ring, smiles and then screams into his microphone.


    R-Truth



    What’s up?!?!!?

    The crowd echoes what’s up.

    Jey


    Us going to SummerSlam…that’s what’s up!



    Phillips



    Not so fast! These are two worthy opponents.



    *Southern Proud*


    Wearing their signature “No Flips, Just Fist” t-shirts and NXT Tag Team titles around their waist appear The Revival. Both men face each other and give each other pounds before yelling letting out their emotions as the walk down the ramp with purpose.


    JoJo



    Their opponents,weighing a combined four hundred and forty six pounds, they are the current NXT Tag Team Champions…The Revival!



    Phillips



    Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder better known as The Revival make their way down to the ring. Already NXT tag team champions, they are looking to become WWE Tag Team champions. However,they will have to get through Golden Truth first.



    Jimmy



    And then get through us, which isn’t going to happen. isn’t that right Uce?



    Jey



    That’s right.



    JBL



    This team is just straight up nasty. They’re old-school technicians in the ring. They would have thrived during the Attitude Era. One of my favorite teams down in NXT, I’m excited for their debut.



    Match 3: The Golden Truth vs. The Revival



    Match Summary: As soon as the bell goes off The Revival quickly pounce on their opponents, catching them off guard. They relentlessly beat down their opponents before tossing R-Truth out of the ring.They then whip Goldust into the ropes. He comes back and falls victim to the Shatter Machine. Is it over already? You betcha as Wilder gets the three count and The Revival will take on The Usos next week.


    Winner:The Revival



    Phillips



    In quick and impressive fashion The Revival win their debut match and will move on to next week’s huge match with The Usos.



    Jey



    Well we can’t wait.



    JBL



    Looks like The Revival don’t want to wait next week.

    JBL is right. We see The Revival in the ring talking trash and holding up their NXT titles. They start to taunt the Usos.


    Jimmy



    Next week fam! Don’t you worry! You better bring you’re A-Game.



    *Backstage Area*


    We see Tyler Breeze and his signature selfie stick walking down the hallway. A backstage worker is seen a few feet behind him walking in the same direction. Breeze stops walking and squints looking at the camera.


    Breeze



    Ew…!


    (turns to the worker)


    Get out of my shot you uggo!

    The worker defeated from the comment and slightly fearing to be beat down by Breeze scurries away. Breeze turns back flips his hair and continues to walk looking at his camera.


    Phillips



    Last week Nick Kennedy told Tyler Breeze he believes in him as a single competitor. Tonight Breeze has a chance to prove it as he takes on the Swiss Superman one on one…next!



    *Commercial Break*




    “Look Everyone It’s Tyler!”



    *#MMMGorgeous*

    The camera zooms up on the man uggs of Tyler Breeze as he struts. A camera then cuts to Breeze turned away from it. After a few moment she spins around with a devilish grin on his face or his personal “blue steel”.He has selfie stick in hand as he walks down the ramp.


    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from his seasonal residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina weighing two hundred and twelve pounds….Tyler Breeze!



    Phillips



    It may only be the second week of Monday Night Raw under Nick Kennedy’s control, but this is a huge match for Tyler Breeze. A win here and he can become a huge player here on Raw. Maybe even a future number one contender to the WWE Championship.



    JBL



    If Tyler Breeze can win tonight, he’ll realize that being separated from Fandango was a blessing in disguise. I was in the same spot as him. I was a tag team specialist. Ron Simmons and I built such a strong friendship, but when I broke away from him it gave me the opportunity to move on to bigger and better things.



    Phillips



    Like?



    JBL



    Are you serious Tom?I was the longest reigning WWE Champion on Smackdown!



    Phillips



    (sarcastically)


    Oh right…how could I forget? It’s not like you remind me every Monday before we go on the air.



    *Swiss Made*


    The ringing alarms hit the arena as the crowd goes wild and some Cesaro Section signs are already up as Cesaro makes his way out from behind the curtains coming out in his now signature 007 entrance. He has a smile on his face as he does his machine gun taunt atop the ramp before tearing off the suit. Breeze doesn’t seem worried as he reclined in the corner on the top rope.


    JoJo



    His opponent from Lucrene, Switzerland weighing two hundred and thirty two pounds....Cesarrooooo!




    Phillips



    I love that entrance and clearly so does the WWE Universe. Look at all the Cesaro section signs!



    JBL



    Breeze could model that suit better than Cesaro, however I don’t know if he could out wrestle him or out power him.Cesaro should have a “S” on his chest and a cape because he is the Swiss Superman.



    Match 4: Tyler Breeze vs. Cesaro



    Match Summary: In the early part of the match Cesaro pretty much out muscles Breeze with variety of suplexes and slams. Cesaro tries to continue the attack, but wisely Breeze rolls to the outside apron. Cesaro goes to grab him, but Breeze counters grabbing his opponent by the head and bringing it down on the top rope. Breeze is able to take control from there wearing down his opponent, going after the back and shoulder area of his opponent pulling out some power moves himself including a side back breaker and a cut throat double knee back breaker,however he still only gets a two count. Cesaro is really favoring his upper back as Breeze stalks him in the corner. Cesaro gets up and Breeze goes for the super model kick, but it’s blocked by the Swiss Superman who then trips his opponent up and has both legs hooked. The crowd starts to stand up as Cesaro starts to swing his opponent and the crowd counts. The count gets up to ten before Cesaro lets go. Prince Pretty crawls to the corner and slowly gets up as he looks a little dizzy. Cesaro runs over looking for a running European Uppercut,but gets nothing but turnbuckle. Breeze then rolls him up and only gets a two.Both men spring up at the same time…SUPER MODEL KICK from Breeze. Cesaro crumbles to the mat and Breeze shoots the half for the pin and again gets a two count. Breeze slaps the mat in frustration as he grabs Cesaro. He lays a few forearms into his opponent knocking him back into the ropes. He tries to Irish whip his opponent, but instead he’s whipped into the ropes and comes back to Pop-Up European Uppercut that knocks him out. Cesaro then cracks his head gets Breeze between his legs before planting him to the mat with The Neutralizer. Cesaro hooks both legs and gets a three count.


    Winner: Cesaro

    Cesaro rolls out of the ring and celebrates with the Cesaro Section as he gets up on the padded barricade as they show the Swiss Superstar love.


    Phillips



    Cesaro pulls out a victory, but if I’m Tyler Breeze I hold my head high. He put up a good fight.



    JBL



    That’s why you’ve always been a loser Tom. In the record books it won’t show that Tyler Breeze put up a good fight. It will show that he lost to Cesaro.

    Breeze isn’t looking pretty as he favors his face and chest before the picture changes to Raw graphics. The first features Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho.


    Phillips



    Still to come…tonight’s main event as one of the number one contenders for the WWE Championship Chris Jericho will take on Dean Ambrose inside a steel cage.



    JBL



    Which is completely unfair if you ask me.Ambrose lost fair and square to Chris Jericho last week there should be no need for another match, especially inside a steel cage.

    The graphic changes to The Miz with Maryse on one side and John Cena on the other.


    Phillips

    The other number one contender John Cena also has a match as he takes on the Awesome One, The Miz, who is looking to prove to the Raw GM that he is not cowardly. That match is next!



    *Commercial Break*


    We come back from commercial with the song “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember playing as we see the album cover for “Bad Vibrations” on the screen.


    Phillips



    We’d like to thank the band A Day To Remember for their song“Bullfight” which is one of the official themes for SummerSlam. It’s off their new album “Bad Vibrations” available now.

    Bullfight begins to fade out as we see a wide shot of the arena that is dead silent until….


    *My Time Is Now*


    Cheers and boos can be heard as the opening instrumental can be heard. The camera shows Cena coming out full of energy like he always has. Some “John Cena Sucks” singing can be heard, but it is mostly drown out by the cheers. Cena looks at the camera and says “This Is What It’s All About”. He salutes the camera before running down the ramp.


    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall.Introducing first from West Newbury, Massachusetts weighing two hundred and fifty one pounds….John Cena!



    Phillips



    John Cena may be taking on The Miz tonight,but in less than two weeks at SummerSlam he will be taking on Chris Jericho live from Brooklyn, New York.



    JBL



    John will try to become a record tying sixteen time World Champion.



    *AWWWWWESOME*




    *I Came To Play*


    The crowd boos as some WWE workers start to roll out a red carpet just in time as the A-List couple makes their way down to the ring. Really no theatrics from Miz as he means all business tonight.


    JoJo



    His opponent now residing in Hollywood,California accompanied by Maryse weighing two hundred and twenty one pound….The Miz!



    JBL



    If I’m John Cena though, I can’t take The Miz lightly. He’s angry, motivated and maybe confident. Remember he defeated John Cena at WrestleMania.



    Phillips



    I don’t think John Cena ever takes any of his opponents lightly.



    Match 5: John Cena vs. The Miz w/Maryse



    Match Summary: After a few power moves by Cena in the beginning of the match and a quick two count,Miz rolls out of the ring and summons Maryse to come with him as he starts to make his way up the ramp. The crowd boos, but John Cena isn’t having any of that as he goes to the outside and drags Miz back into the ring. Trying to get back in the ring he is distracted by the yelling of Maryse. He gets in and Miz kicks him in the knee as he drops down to one knee and gets planted with a spike DDT. Miz shoots the half and gets a two count. He gets on top of Cena and starts to deliver right hands. Shot after shot wearing down his opponent. He rolls off of him and starts to taunt the crowd in which he receives plenty of boos from the Seattle faithful. Cena tries to work himself up with help from the ropes, but Miz drives him into the corner and works him over with more fist. The ref has to force Miz back which is okay with the A-Lister because that allows him to build steam and hit his signature corner clothesline. He then positions himself on the top rope and connects with an axe handle off the top rope. Again he goes for the cover and again gets a two.



    He then grabs Cena by the leg and starts to work it as some “Woo’s” start to echo from the crowd. He stomps out the right leg of Cena. He then turns trying to go for the figure four, but Cena kicks him off and Miz hits the corner. He bounces off and Cena rolls him up, but gets a two count. Both men get up and Miz lands another clothesline knocking down the number one contender. The camera shows Maryse clapping for her husband. A little smile appears on Miz’s face but he’s quickly back on the attack as he circles Cena like a shark stalking his prey. He grabs the leg of Cena and connects with a dragon screw. Cena screams in pain and someone has to think that Jericho is in the back watching this match, loving every second of this onslaught. Miz grabs the leg of Cena by the knee and almost looks like he’s going for a single leg Boston crab, but instead snaps the knee quickly.




    The crowd boos and some “Let’s Go Cena” chants start to form. The Miz shakes his head and begins to taunt the crowd doing “You Can’t See Me” to them.
    When he turns Cena is up and has Miz on his shoulders looking for the Attitude Adjustment, but favors the leg as he can’t get all his weight on in causing him to release Miz, who chop blocks the knee and immediately follows it up with a figure four leg lock. The crowd “woo’s” as Cena screams out in pain. He’s in the center of the ring far far away from the ropes. However, the never give up attitude shines through as Cena crawls and is able to grab hold of the bottom rope and Miz breaks the hold at a four count.Miz is in the driver seat as he doesn’t wait for his opponent to stand. Instead he grabs him by the head, smushes his face and starts to talk trash. Miz goes for a right hand but Cena ducks running towards the nearest rope and comes back with a flying shoulder block, followed up by another. Miz is quickly up going for a clothesline, which is ducked and Cena connects with a spin-out power bomb.The crowd goes wild as they know what’s next as the fifteen time World Champion hits the five knuckle shuffle. Miz is reeling from the momentum of Cena. He’s slowly back up to his feet as Cena spins him around again going for the AA, but Miz slides off and tries to hook the Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena again gets Miz on his shoulder and quickly flips him for the Attitude Adjustment! Cena musters up some final energy to drape his arm over The Miz and gets the three count!



    Winner: John Cena

    Spent and hobbling on pretty much one leg we see Cena get his hand raised by the referee as Miz rolls out and is comforted by his wife.


    Phillips



    With SummerSlam less than two weeks away John Cena pulls out a gutsy victory.



    JBL



    As you said a gutsy performance by John however, one has to wonder how much damage has been done to his leg.

    Cena does his signature celebration in the middle of the ring and the cameras quickly cut backstage to Chris Jericho watching from a monitor shaking his head in disgust as Raw cuts to commercial break.


    *Commercial Break*




    *Backstage Area*


    We see a rundown Miz draped on his wife Maryse who is helping keep him up. Into the frame appears Renee Young.


    Young



    Miz if I can have a quick word…


    (pauses)


    In two weeks you’ve had two matches and two losses. The New Era hasn’t been kind to you here on Raw. How do you look to bounce back?



    Maryse



    (angry)


    Excuse me?!?!? Does this look like the right time to interview my husband?!?! You should be ashamed of yourself. If I wasn’t retired I-

    Miz perks up as much as he could and calms down his wife. He then looks at Maryse. So many emotions, clearly those acting exercises are working for him.


    Miz



    These working conditions are hostile.Clearly, Nick Kennedy favors other superstars, while he harasses me and puts me in unfair working conditions in which I can’t perform my job to the best of my ability. With that said, I will be in touch with my lawyers in which we will be drawing up a formal complaint and will be advising that Nick Kennedy resigns from his position as Raw General Manager. He will be able to do this on a very special Miz TV.

    The crowd boos and Renee looks stunned as Miz brushes passed her as Raw cuts back to the announce table in which Tom Phillips looks confused and JBL has a smile on his face as in the background we hear the Shining Stars theme playing in the background.


    Phillips



    A formal complaint asking for Nick Kennedy to resign?!?!?



    JBL



    This is long overdue.



    Phillips



    It’s been two weeks.



    JBL



    Two weeks too long!

    The camera shows Primo and Epico ready inside the ring.


    Awwwwwwwwwwwww Seattle!Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous former two-time champs and feel the power!”



    “It’s A New Day,Yes It Is”


    *New Day, New Way*

    We immediately see the New Day come out. The crowd goes wild as Woods blows into Francesca the familiar beat as the crowd chants “New Day rocks, New Day rocks”. They wait for their music to die down as we see Kofi Kingston with his unicorn horn turned backwards. He looks like he is the first one to speak tonight but before he can Big E cuts him off.


    Big E.



    Hey Kofi…what’s the deal with your unicorn horn? It’s on the wrong way.



    Kingston



    Actually it’s not, but I’m glad you notice.What city are we in?



    Big E.



    Seattle…I’m well aware, you heard the intro right? I screamed “awwwww Seatttlleee”.

    The crowd laughs as Kofi nods.


    Kingston



    Since we’re in Seattle I had to represent the biggest athlete ever in Seattle sports history.



    Woods



    Seattle Slew?

    Big E and Kofi both turn to Xavier and tilt their heads in confusion.


    Kingston



    That was a horse.



    Woods



    (shrugs)


    He’s still an athlete in my eyes.



    Big E.



    I don’t even think he competed in Seattle.
    The crowd laughs.

    Woods



    Then who?

    The crowd starts to echo with “who”.


    Kingston/Woods/Big E



    Who? Who? Who? Who?



    Kingston



    I’m talking about the one and only…Ken Griffey Jr.

    The crowd goes wild with cheers as Kofi does his batting stance and swings and pretends he is looking far away at the ball he just hit.


    Big E.



    (in his best sports broadcasters voice)


    It’s out of here!



    Woods



    You know Griffey ate his Wheaties, that’s how he hit all those home runs.



    Big E.



    Well Kofi and I ate our Booty O’s. Booty O’s…


    (pauses)


    …they make sure you ain’t booty!



    Kingston



    And like The Kid, we’re gonna hit a home run tonight, when we knock out The Shining Stars.



    Big E.



    Because…..!



    Kingston/Woods/Big E.



    New Day rocks! New Day rocks!

    The crowd chants as the New Day gets into the ring. It looks like Big E. and Kofi will get the nod in this match.


    Match 6: The Shining Stars vs. Kofi Kingston/Big E. w/ Xavier Woods



    Match Summary: The New Day show why they were champions for so long as they take the advantage early in this match. Primo and Epico may only have a future in the timeshare industry as they never really get any momentum in this match as Big E. and Kofi make quick work of the Shining Stars as they hit the Midnight Hour on Epico for the three count and victory.


    Winner: The New Day



    Phillips



    Like a baseball, the Shining Stars are out of here!



    JBL



    Good grief! How long did it take you to come up with that one?



    Phillips



    You like that?



    JBL



    No! It was horrible!


    (pauses)


    Not even the New Day could find positivity in that.

    We see the New Day celebrate atop the ramp as Primo joins his partner who is seeing stars right now.
    A graphic then appears advertising the main event.

    Phillips



    After what transpired last week Dean Ambrose gets a rematch against Chris Jericho inside a steel cage match. That match is next!



    *Commercial Break*

    A wide shot of the steel cage is shown as the arena is silent for a few moments. All of a sudden…

    *Retaliation*


    The arena roars with excitement as Dean Ambrose in his jeans and leather jacket combo swaggers down the ramp. He doesn’t seem intimidated by the cage and he actually has a little bit of a smile on his face.


    JoJo



    This match is scheduled for one fall.Introducing first, from Cincinnati, Ohio weighing two hundred and twenty five pounds…Dean Ambrose!



    Phillips



    Dean Ambrose has been angry as of late-



    JBL



    When is he not angry?



    Phillips



    Okay let’s say he’s angrier. He was forced to vacate the WWE Championship he won at Money in the Bank, he lost last week on Raw, but tonight he seems happy. That’s probably because he will get his hands on Chris Jericho and Jericho has nowhere to run or hide.



    *Break The Walls Down*


    Y2J comes out and slowly walks down the ramp as he looks like he is formulating a plan for this match. The crowd boos.


    JoJo



    His opponent…from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada weighing two hundred and twenty four pounds…Chris Jericho!



    Phillips



    Earlier we saw John Cena in a grueling match,but he was able to pull out the victory. One has to wonder how Chris Jericho will fair, especially in more dangerous atmosphere.



    JBL



    It’s bad enough the best in the world has to compete against a Lunatic. Now add a steel cage…it’s completely unfair. This is a travesty. You can’t treat the future WWE Champion like this.



    Main Event (Steel Cage Match): Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho



    Match Summary: As soon as the bell rang Jericho tried to escape the cage, obviously failing.Ambrose take the early advantage since Jericho tries to high tail it out of Seattle. However Jericho takes advantage of the no DQ by raking the eyes of the Lunatic Fringe. From there he bounces off the ropes and connects with a running bulldog. He quickly goes for the pin, but gets the two count. Jericho ruthlessly attacks Ambrose with a series of stomps. We’re seeing a more aggressive side of Jericho. He then grabs Dean by the hair and tosses him hard against the steel cage. Jericho taunts the crowd and calls them stupid idiots as Raw goes to a commercial break.



    *Commercial Break*




    Back from break and Jericho connects with a back suplex and goes for the pin and only gets a two count. Ambrose crawls towards the rope trying to use them for leverage, but Jericho pushes the face of his opponent into the cage. The camera zooms in on Ambrose grunting in pain as more and more pressure is applied. Jericho lets go and looks towards the opposite side of the ring. He tells the ref to open the door as he slowly walks over to it. Before he could get out Ambrose latches onto the foot of Jericho. Jericho tries to shake him off, but it ain’t happening. Ambrose is able to get back onto his feet still holding on to that foot, but Jericho comes back with the enzuigiri. Another pin and another two count. Jericho looks frustrated and screams “stay down you stupid idiot.” As he’s saying that Ambrose possibly playing possum rolls up Jericho and gets a two count. Both men spring up and knock each other down with clotheslines and both men are down.




    Ambrose is spent,Jericho while being on the offensive the last few minutes seems like he got the wind knocked out of him from that clothesline. Both men work their way back to their feet, back and forth they go landing punches. However, the Lunatic gets the edge with punches, slaps even a wicked left backhand that spins Jericho around. Ambrose bounces himself off the ropes and comes back with a clothesline. Jericho is back up and gets a kick to a gut followed by a spike DDT from the Lunatic. Dean does for a pin and gets a two. Ambrose climbs to the top rope waiting for Y2J to get up before planting him with a top rope Lunatic Fringe Elbow Drop. Ambrose is rolling and he beats his chest a few times.Jericho on the other hand is reeling.




    Ambrose circles his opponent as he gets back up. He gives him a kick in the gut and tries to hook him with Dirty Deeds, but Jericho spins out and sweeps both legs of his opponent. He tries to turn him over for the Walls of Jericho, but Ambrose twist out of it and counters spinning Jericho is a 360 degree spin as he lands hard on his back. Jericho stumbles over to the corner and Ambrose flies in with a stinger flash followed by a running bulldog of his own! Another pin hooking both legs and gets a two and a half. Good action from both men. Ambrose shakes his head in frustration. He then gets up and it looks like he’s going to take his chances climbing the cage after the earlier counter of Dirty Deeds. He begins to climb and is close to the top, however, Jericho is in hot pursuit. Ambrose is at the top and swings one of his legs over towards the other side of freedom. He tries to fend off Jericho, but Jericho is able to get himself seated atop the cage, much like Ambrose. Back and forth they go exchanging blows. Ambrose decides he’s done with fist and comes back with a head butt and then another. Jericho nearly falls backwards from the impact, however catches himself, but not for long as Ambrose grabs him and tosses him off the top of the cage. The crowd roars as Jericho lands hard on his back from the at least ten foot fall. Ambrose looks down at the carnage and smiles before swinging his other leg over and climbing down the cage and getting both feet on the mat,ending the match.



    Winner: Dean Ambrose

    Before he can even celebrate, Seth Rollins attacks his opponent at SummerSlam. He came from the crowd and Ambrose never saw him! He grabs Dean and tosses his head into the cage as it is ascending up into the rafters.
    Rollins then tosses Dean into the ring. Seth then checks on his new ally Y2J.


    Phillips



    This is a mugging right now. Ambrose was just in a hellacious match. This is completely unfair.



    JBL



    He tried to keep Rollins out of the match. He did that, but there were no rules for after the match. Brilliant strategy by the Architect!

    Rollins gets Jericho up and lets him regain himself in the corner. He then turns all his attention back on Dean who tries to fight back connecting with two punches to Rollins gut, but Seth comes back with a knee. Rollins continues to work over Ambrose and this is bad.The crowd is booing, Ambrose is getting beat down and now Jericho has regained himself. Now both guys are exchanging stomps to Ambrose. This could get ugly quickly but….


    *My Time Is Now*


    The crowd cheers as Cena runs fast down that ramp which causes Rollins and Jericho to scramble out of the ring,but the damage has been done.
    Cena waves both men to come in the ring, but they are already half way up the ramp laughing, proud of their actions. Cena checks on Ambrose.


    Phillips



    Ambrose may have won the match, but for the second week in a row he's flat on his back in the ring, while Jericho and Rollins stand tall out of the ring.

    We see Rollins and Jericho standing tall as Raw fades to black.

    Quick Results


    Bayley d. Summer Rae



    Alberto Del Rio d.Jack Swagger via DQ




    The Revival d. The Golden Truth




    Cesaro d. Tyler Breeze




    John Cena d. The Miz




    The New Day d. The Shining Stars




    Dean Ambrose d. Chris Jericho




    Confirmed For Next Week




    Miz TV w/Nick Kennedy




    WWE Women’s Championship Match




    Paige vs. Alicia Fox vs. Bayley




    Confirmed for SummerSlam




    WWE Tag Team Championship Match



    The New Day vs. ???



    #1 Contendership Match for the WWE Championship



    Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose



    WWE Championship Match



    Chris Jericho vs.John Cena


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    Re: Amrocky25 & RatedR31 Presents WWE: We Are The WWE Universe

    Smackdown – 8/9/16
    Rabobank Arena
    Bakersfield, CA
    WWE “Then, Now, Forever” opening video plays.

    A recap of last week’s Smackdown is played. It starts with Maverick and McMahon announcing the World Heavyweight Championship tournament and we see the tournament bracket. We then see clips of the tournament matches.


    AJ Styles is shown ducking under the Brogue Kick of Sheamus, locking in the Calf Crusher and forcing Sheamus to tap.


    Reigns is shown breaking out of the Accolade of Rusev and cuts to him Spearing Rusev and pinning him for the win.


    Balor is shown avoiding the Pop-Up Powerbomb from Owens, dropkicking him in the corner, and hitting the Coup de Gras to pin Owens.


    Wyatt is shown going for Sister Abigail but Zayn reverses it into a roll-up and pins Wyatt. The ton of the video changes as Wyatt attacks Zayn viciously from behind. Wyatt grabs Zayn on the outside from the apron and tosses him hard to the ground. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail on Zayn onto the ringside floor. Wyatt grabs the referee that touches him and tosses him over the announce table and into Corey Graves. Wyatt takes Zayn and tosses him into the ring post hard. Maverick and McMahon come down with security as Wyatt is laughing. Wyatt is on the table, screams “Follow the Buzzards” and disappears when the lights go out. The video ends with an overview of the fallen men at ringside being attended to by medical personnel.


    Maverick comes up on the screen in a room backstage staring at the camera looking a bit remorseful.


    Maverick

    Last week on Smackdown featured the first round match-ups of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. We were witnessed to four amazing matches including eight of the greatest wrestlers in the world. Unfortunately, one competitor left a sour taste at the end of the show as he took things too far. As you just saw, after losing his match, Bray Wyatt viciously attacked Sami Zayn, referee John Cone and endangered Smackdown commentator Corey Graves. Thankfully Wyatt was stopped before he could do extreme damage to those three men or any others at ringside. Commissioner Shane McMahon and I have been unable to locate or get in any sort of contact with Bray Wyatt since he disappeared last week on Smackdown. So I would like to take this time to officially announced to him and the world that effective immediately, Bray Wyatt is suspended indefinitely.

    Maverick pauses and takes a deep breath.


    As for the men involved in the attack last week, I have official medical updates on them. Referee John Cone suffered a sprained shoulder and will be out for a month. Corey Graves suffered some bruising to the ribs but will be out ringside tonight at the commentary table. Sami Zayn received a cat scan last week after the attack, showing he had only a minor concussion. We are thankful it was not worse than that. Unfortunately, Sami did not pass the impact test this morning and will be unable to compete tonight against Roman Reigns. It is with great regret that I must pull Sami Zayn from the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.

    Maverick pauses again with remorse on his face. He then tries to pick his mood up.


    However
    , we will have two semi-finals matches tonight. As I stated last week, we are all about giving people opportunities here on Smackdown. With that said, tonight's show will kick off with an Over the Top Rope Battle Royal where the winner will go on later tonight to face Roman Reigns in the semi-finals match-up. Thank you and enjoy the show!

    “Back From The Dead” by Skillet plays as the Smackdown opening video plays. Pyro goes off in the arena and the fans are all on their feet cheering and going crazy. We cut to the announce table at ringside with Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves.

    Ranallo

    Welcome to Smackdown! We are coming to you live from the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. And I would like to start by saying to my colleague Corey Graves that no one is happier to see you here and well after what occurred last week.

    Graves

    Thank you Mauro. It was scary to see Bray Wyatt go off the rails and take it too far last week but I’m thankful I wasn’t hurt worse than I was and I’m not going to let a little bruising keep me from coming out here tonight. I’d like to take this time to wish both referee John Cone and Sami Zayn a speedy recovery.

    Ranallo

    As we just saw, General Manager Alex Maverick addressed the situation to start the show. Bray Wyatt has been suspended indefinitely for his actions. Unfortunately, Sami Zayn did not pass his concussion test which brings us to the Battle Royal before us to determine his replacement in tonight’s semi-finals match.

    We cut to a view of the ring to see several wrestlers in the ring. Among the group is Sheamus, Apollo Crews, Neville, Zack Ryder, Heath Slater, Titus OÂ’Neil, Mark Henry, Fandango, Kalisto, Sin Cara, Viktor, and Konnor.

    Fire pyro goes off on the stage and “Veil of Fire” plays. Kane comes out as the crowd cheers.


    Hamilton

    Making his way to the ring, weighing in at 323 pounds, Kane.

    As Kane is halfway down the ramp, “Roar of the Lion” plays and out comes Rusev and Lana to the crowd booing them.

    Hamilton

    Being accompanied by "The Ravishing Russian" Lana, from Bulgaria, weighing in at 304 pounds, "The Bulgarian Brute" Rusev.

    As Rusev and Lana are halfway down the ramp, “Fight” plays and Kevin Owens makes his way out to the crowd booing him.

    Hamilton

    And from Marieville, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 266 pounds, Kevin Owens.

    Graves

    It’s sad to see someone like Sami Zayn who earned his spot loss it because of a brutal and unwarranted attack, but this is a huge opportunity for these men and they know it. I like this decision by General Manager Alex Maverick and Commissioner Shane McMahon to have a replace instead of having Reigns automatically move to the next round.

    Ranallo

    Our General Manager said it, we’re all about opportunities here on Smackdown. Who will take advantage of this one?

    Winner Faces Roman Reigns In Semi-Finals of World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
    Over The Top Rope Battle Royal
    Kevin Owens vs. Rusev vs. Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews vs. Neville vs. Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Fandango vs. Kalisto vs. Sin Cara vs. Viktor vs. Konnor
    -Eliminations:

    -Fandango by Neville: Neville takes Fandango over the top rope with a hurricanranna and holds on himself.


    -Viktor by Henry: Henry lifts Viktor up in a powerslam position and dumps him over the top rope.


    -Sin Cara by Owens: Owens tosses Sin Cara over the top rope. Sin Cara holds on but Owens knocks him off with a superkick.


    -Konnor by Crews: Konnor is on the apron after saving himself form elimination, but Crews comes over and knocks him off with an enziguri to the back of the head.


    -Henry by Slater & O’Neil: Slater hits Henry in the back which just enrages him. Henry goes after Slater as he backs up towards the ropes. O’Neil then comes from behind and uses some of Henry’s momentum to toss him forward as Slater pulls the top rope down, sending Henry out of the ring and to the floor. O’Neil does his bark as a celebration and Slater does one too (which sounds like a small dog barking) which leads O’Neil to look over at him in confusion over the sound coming out of Slater.


    -Slater by Kane: Slater is all hyped up and goes after another big man in Kane. Kane doesn’t budge, turns around, grabs Slater by the throat, and tosses him over the top rope.


    -O’Neil by Kane: O’Neil comes up to Kane after he eliminates Slater to try and get rid of Kane, but the veteran holds on and elbows O’Neil off him. Kane then grabs OÂ’Neil by the throat and tosses him over the top rope, but O’Neil holds on. Kane then hits him with a big boot sending O’Neil to the floor.


    -Neville by Owens: Owens gets Neville up in a Powerbomb and walks over to the ropes. Neville tries to reverse it into a hurricanranna to take Owens over the top rope, but Owens holds on and starts kneeing and kicking Neville in the back until he loses his leg grip and Owens just tosses him over the rope and to the floor.

    -Kalisto by Sheamus: Kalisto flies off the top rope but Sheamus catches him and tosses him over the top rope but Kalisto hangs on. Kalisto kicks hits Sheamus with a roundhouse kick to stun him. Kalisto goes to springboard off the top rope but Sheamus catches him quick with a Brogue Kick knocking him to the floor.
    -Ryder by Rusev: Rusev grabs Ryder by the head and tosses him over the top rope but Ryder holds on and skins the cat back into the ring. Ryder turns around but gets hit with a superkick by Rusev sending him over the top rope and to the floor.

    -Kane by Rusev & Sheamus: Rusev and Sheamus back Kane up to the ropes and are using all their strength to get him over the top rope. Finally, they are able to lift the “Big Red Machine” over the top rope and to the floor.


    -Rusev & Sheamus by Crews: Right as Rusev and Sheamus eliminate Kane, Crews runs right over to them, grabs underneath both of them, and uses his strength and the element of surprise to dump both men over the top rope and to the outside.


    -Crews by Owens: Crews almost eliminates Owens by dropkicking him over the top rope but Owens holds on and immediately gets back into the ring. Crews runs at Owens and Owens catches him with a Pop-Up Powerbomb. Owens quickly lifts Crews up and tosses him over the top rope and out of the ring for the win.


    Winner: Kevin Owens


    Hamilton
    Here is your winner, Kevin Owens!

    Kevin Owens celebrates in the ring yelling out to everyone “I told you” and “I deserve this” as they boo him.

    Ranallo

    Apollo Crews put on a great performance and came so close, but the crafty Kevin Owens held on and wins this Battle Royal.

    Graves

    Held on? You make it seem like Kevin Owens just squeaked by. There was no doubt in my mind and shouldn’t have been in anyone else’s that Kevin Owens was walking at victorious here. And now he gets to take his rightful place in the semi-finals later tonight.

    Ranallo

    Well after complaining last week about getting eliminated from the tournament by Finn Balor in the opening round, Owens gets his wish granted and finds himself against Roman Reigns, replacing the injured Sami Zayn in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.

    Graves

    Do you hate Kevin Owens, Mauro? Kevin Owens was not “complaining” last week. He was merly stating facts. Why don’t you go up to him and tell him he was complaining?

    Ranallo

    I’m fine right here calling things as I see them. But anyway, that is not the only semi-finals match we have tonight.

    A graphic appears on the screen hyping AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor.


    We will also see “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles taking on Finn Balor in only his second match here on Smackdown.

    A graphic appears on the screen hyping the Womens Fatal Five Way.


    Graves

    And that’s not all. It will be a Fatal Five Way with huge implications. Natalya, Becky Lynch, Naomi, Dana Brooke, and Sasha Banks will all battle it out to see who will take on Charlotte at SummerSlam for the new Womens World Championship.

    Ranallo

    All of that and more when we return to Smackdown.

    **Commercial Break**

    ‘We’re Coming Down’ plays as we return from break. The Dudley Boyz make their way to the ring as the crowd boos them.

    Hamilton

    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Making their way to the ring, from Dudleyville, at a combined weight of 549 pounds, Bubba Ray and D-Von, the Dudley Boyz.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown as we get ready for tag team action.

    Graves

    We are being graced by the presence of one of if not the greatest tag team in wrestling history, the Dudley Boyz.

    Ranallo

    Bubba Ray and D-Von have won tag team titles in every company they have been in all around the world and IÂ’m sure would love to add to that here on Smackdown.

    “SAWFT Is A Sin” plays and the crowd gets up and cheers as Enzo Amore runs onto the stage with Big Cass behind him. Amore looks out to the crowd and the whole crowd says his whole opening with him.


    Amore

    My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G and a bonafied stud, and you can’t teach that.

    Amore points at Big Cass.


    And this right here, this is Big Cass, and he’s seven foot tall, and you can’t teach that.

    Big Cass

    Off the microphone
    Hit‘em with it Zo.

    Amore

    Bada boom, realist guys in the room. How you doin’?!

    The crowd starts chanting “How you doin’.” Amore is about to speak more before Bubba cuts him off.

    Bubba

    Shut up! Before you go on your he whole rant that no one here understands.

    The crowd boos.


    Oh like you people actually understand what that moron is saying.

    The crowd boos louder.


    Let us give you a little history lesson here.

    Bubba points to himself and D-Von


    We are the Dudley Boyz. The greatest tag team ever. We've won tag team titles everywhere we've gone including being 9 time WWE Tag Team Champions. We won't stop until we hit 10 times and tonight you two buffoons are just in our way.

    D-Von

    Oh my brother… Testify!

    Amore looks around at the crowd and holds out his hand towards the Dudleys.

    Amore

    Look what we got here...

    The crowd says along with Enzo.


    A cuppa hatas?

    The Dudleys look unamused by Amore.


    Look Oldey BoysÂ…

    The crowd oo’s at the play on their name.


    You talk about givin’ us a history lesson... but I was never any good in history class.

    The crowd laughs at Amore.


    Cause it don't matter. History don't repeat itself… Lincoln ain't getting shot twice. It's the new era here on Smackdown and Big Cass and I are leading the charge.

    The crowd chants “How you doin'” in support of Enzo & Cass.


    So 20 years later you can stand in that ring and call out to get the tables cause that's the only wood you two Oldeys are getting these days.

    The crowd oh’s at the insult as the Dudleys seem angry at it. The crowd chants “Oh Enzo Amore” to the beat of Seven Nation Army as Enzo dances around a bit.


    Cass

    Dudleys Boyz, tonight we start our path to proving we are the greatest tag team on the roster and prove to you and everyone else that there's only…

    Cass puts up a finger as the crowd chants along the rest with him.


    One word to describe you and I'm gonna spell it out for ya…. S-A-W-F-T SAWFT!

    Ranallo

    Enzo and Cass seem ready to go in this…

    Graves

    How can you just gloss over the fact that Enzo Amore just insulted a future Hall of Fame tag team? This man is an absolute moron and I hope Bubba and D-Von knock the stupid leopard prints off his head.

    Dudley Boyz vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass

    The match starts off back and forth with Enzo and Cass taking control for a bit but the Dudleys use their veteran tag team skills to corner Enzo and take advantage for most of the match. Bubba is talking a lot of smack to Enzo as he and D-Von frequently tag in and out. Bubba gets cocky and takes his time for a splash in the corner but Enzo just moves out of the way. The crowd tries to will Enzo to his corner and he makes the tag to Cass who comes in with a head full of steam taking out both Dudleys. Cass slams Bubba to the mat and hits the Empire Elbow on him. Cass goes for the cover...1...2... D-Von comes in and just breaks it up. The Dudleys are now double teaming Cass with a beat down. The Dudleys signal that they are going for the 3D when Enzo jumps into the ring takes down D-Von with a dropkick to the outside. Bubba grabs Enzo and tosses him into his own corner, but Bubba turns around into a big boot by Cass. Enzo goes out to the apron and gets tagged in by Cass. Enzo goes to the top rope and is launched and slammed onto Bubba by Cass. Enzo goes for the cover...1...2...3. Enzo and Cass get the win!


    Winners: Enzo Amore & Big Cass


    Hamilton
    Here are you winners, Enzo Amore and Big Cass!

    The referee holds up their hands in victory. The crowd chants ÂHow you doin!” at the duo as Amore, with whatever strength he has left, starts to dance around the ring.


    Ranallo
    Well, Graves must to your dismay, Enzo and Cass pull off a big win here against the Dudley Boys.

    Graves

    I’ve never doubted their abilities as a team. I saw firsthand in NXT that when they are serious, they can be a big time tag team as we saw here, especially when Big Cass comes in with a head full of steam. I just get a headache every time Enzo Amore opens his mouth.

    Ranallo

    The tag team division is heating up here. As we heard from General Manager Alex Maverick and Commissioner Shane McMahon last week, there will be World Tag Team Championships here on Smackdown and I think Enzo and Cass are making a good case for themselves to get a shot at those.

    All of a sudden, the Wyatt interruption video pops up on the screen. The screen starts off dark and then appears Bray Wyatt as the crowd gasps at seeing the suspended wrestler.

    Wyatt

    Last week, I was robbed of a chance at the great power by a mere thief. Now some may say that this man was lucky...

    Wyatt pauses and has a sinister smile. He starts to laugh.


    He didn’t look so lucky to me.

    Wyatt laughs again but then has a stern look on his face.


    I did what I had to do… to send a message to him and everyone else out there.

    Wyatt looks closer at the screen.


    And our General Manager… he’s trying to control me… stop me in my path.

    Wyatt looks at his hand with the glove on it and makes a fist with it.


    Well every road block that is put in my way, I mow straight through it.

    Wyatt gets an even more serious look on his face as he appears to become angrier which can be heard in the volume of his voice going up.


    You don’t control me. It is I that controls you… it is I that controls this show… and it is I that will control everything!

    Wyatt lowers his voice now to an eerily calm tone.


    You think last week was bad…

    Wyatt laughs in a sinister tone.


    Just wait. Because I will not stop until I have my hands on the great power.

    Wyatt laughs as he lifts his head and arms up. Wyatt slowly lowers his head and his face turns into a serious expression looking directly towards the screen.


    Try to stop me!

    The ending Wyatt interruption video flashes on screen as we go to commercial break.


    **Commercial Break**

    We return to Smackdown and see Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick in their office. Maverick is on the phone seemingly frustrated and angry.

    Maverick

    How can he take over the program for years and no one has figured out how he does it?

    He pauses listening to whoever is on the other side of the phone conversation.


    Yes I know he’s a mysterious person, but that doesn’t mean we can’t figure this out and stop him. Bray Wyatt is supposed to be suspended, not interrupting the show with cryptic messages from God knows where.

    He pauses again to listen to the person on the other end.


    Well get security and search the premises. If he’s here, I want to know and have him brought to me.


    Maverick hangs up the phone clearly very stressed out.

    McMahon

    No luck from production I’m guessing?

    Maverick

    Nope. No one knows how Wyatt has been doing that or where he is. I need to find him or he’s going to keep doing this… or worse.

    McMahon

    Look I’ve dealt with “supernatural” wrestlers here before. We suspended him, we’re not booking him in matches, and we have security on the lookout for him.

    Maverick runs his hand through his hair still stressed and frustrated. McMahon put his hand on Maverick’s shoulder to comfort him.


    He’s trying to play mind games with you… get you flustered so you play right into his hand. Don’t let him win.

    Maverick takes a deep breath.

    Maverick

    You’re right. I just need to stay calm. I’m going to go over to security and see if they found anything. You can go to the ring without me.

    McMahon

    Ok you check on that and I’ll go make the announcement myself.

    Maverick

    Sounds good. I’ll catch up with you later.

    Maverick leaves the room. McMahon turns over to the desk and picks up a document and starts reading it. McMahon turns around when he hears someone barging into his office. We see an unhappy Rusev and Lana confronting McMahon.

    McMahon

    sarcastically

    No barge into my office. Can I help you with something? I’m pretty busy right now.

    Lana

    My husband Rusev was stripped of his United States Championship because of you and your new General Manager friend. Rusev demands answers and his United States Championship back.

    McMahon

    Well like we told Charlotte, it was an executive decision to vacate all of the titles during the draft and unfortunately the United States Championship is on Raw so there is nothing I can do about that.

    Lana

    That’s not good enough…

    McMahon

    Lana, Rusev, I’m sorry but I need to get ready to make an announcement out in the ring. I promise we will discuss this more another time.
    McMahon leaves as Lana and Rusev don’t look happy at all. We then cut back to ringside.

    Ranallo

    I wonder what that big announcement could be?

    Graves

    Forget that announcement. He just disrespected the former United States Champion and his beautiful wife. Maybe his announcement should be how he’s giving Rusev a championship match.

    “Phenomenal” plays. AJ Styles makes his way out as the crowd gives him a mixed reaction.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is a semi-finals match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament, scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Gainesville, GA, weighing in at 218 pounds, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles.

    Ranallo

    Speaking of championship matches, it’s now time for the first semi-finals match of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament.

    Graves

    And you can tell AJ Styles is ready for it. I saw him backstage earlier. He wants this. He wants it more than anything else he’s ever wanted. Styles looked great last week and I think he’ll continue it this week.

    Ranallo

    Styles defeating Sheamus last week making him submit to the Calf Crusher. He does look confident tonight Graves.

    “Catch Your Breath” plays. Balor comes out as the crowd cheers loudly for him.

    Hamilton

    And his opponent, from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, weighing in at 190 pounds, Finn Balor.

    Ranallo

    But Styles can’t overlook this man here.

    Graves

    You’re right Mauro. As phenomenal as AJ Styles has been, Finn Balor is not to be taken lightly. There is a reason why Finn Balor was the longest reigning NXT Champion in history. But AJ Styles has more experience here on the main roster, where it’s a whole different world and I think that’ll come into play tonight.

    Ranallo

    I’ve had the pleasure of calling both these men’s matches in Japan and around the world. The heart of these two men… we are in for a fight tonight.

    Semi-Finals of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
    AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor

    The match is pretty even back and forth between both men. Towards the end, Styles has control of the match. Styles has Balor locked in the Calf Crusher. Balor is slowly crawling for the ropes as Styles applies more and more pressure. Balor reaches out and final gets to the bottom rope, forcing Styles to break the hold. Styles thinks for a second about what else he can do to put Balor away. Styles goes to the apron and takes off his elbow pad, seemingly getting ready for the Phenomenal Forearm. Balor slowly gets to his feet and Styles springboards in but gets caught with a dropkick by Balor. Both men are laying on the ground as the crowd cheers for the effort they have both put in. Both slowly get to their feet and start trading side and low kicks with each other. Styles takes control with his quick hand strikes ending with a spinning back fist. Styles goes for a Pele Kick, but Balor moves out of the way. Styles gets back to a vertical base but Balor hits him with a Pele Kick of his own. Balor grabs a stunned Styles and throws him with a T-bone exploder suplex towards the corner. Balor waits for Styles to get up, runs at him and nails him with a hard dropkick, sending Styles head and back first into the lower part of the corner. Balor drags Styles body out a bit from the corner and looks over at the top rope. The crowd cheers as he climbs to the top. Balor goes for the Coup de Gras but Styles moves and Balor lands on his legs, which seems to sting Balor a bit. Balor turns around trying to walk off the stinging feeling but Styles hits a basement dropkick to both legs of Balor, forcing him to fall to his hands and knees. Styles quickly grabs Balor, gets him in position and hits him with the Styles Clash. Styles turns him over for the cover...1...2...3. Styles wins the match.


    Winner: AJ Styles


    Hamilton
    Here is your winner, AJ Styles!

    The referee raises Styles’ hand in victory as he gets a mixed reaction from the crowd. Styles holds up the “Too Sweet” sign as he celebrates.

    Ranallo

    What a match that was! Both men left everything out there tonight for a shot to go to the tournament finals.

    Graves

    You have to hand it to Finn Balor. He gave it everything he could, but tonight AJ Styles was just better and I believe having that main roster experience helped him in this match.

    The updated tournament bracket shows on the screen.

    Ranallo

    AJ Styles must be on cloud nine now as he moves onto SummerSlam to compete for the new World Heavyweight Championship. The question now is will he be facing Roman Reigns or Kevin Owens? We will find that out later tonight.

    We cut backstage to see Shane McMahon walking in the hallway on his way to the ring as “Back From The Dead” by Skillet plays in the background and the crowd can be heard cheering for the Commissioner.
    Graves
    And there we see our Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon making his way out here to the ring.

    Ranallo

    Shane McMahon says he has an announcement. What will it be? We will find out when we return to Smackdown.

    **Commercial Break**

    “Here Comes The Money” plays as we come back from commercial break. The crowd goes crazy as Shane McMahon shuffles his way out onto the stage.

    Hamilton

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Commissioner of Smackdown, Shane McMahon.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown and its Shane O’Mac time.

    Graves

    We heard earlier between the Commissioner and General Manager Alex Maverick that they had a big announcement tonight. I wonder what they have in stored for us.

    Ranallo

    It’s been a night of big news already. We’ve had an injury update, a change in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament and a suspension tonight. What will be added to that now?

    McMahon gets into the ring and shuffles around again. The music stops and the crowd chants “Shane O’Mac” for the Commissioner.

    McMahon

    Thank you… thank you for that. What’s up Bakersfield!

    The crowd cheers.


    What a night we’ve had already, right?!

    The crowd continues to cheer.


    As I’m sure you’ve all heard already, I am out here to make a big announcement. Unfortunately, General Manager Alex Maverick was unable to come out here with me due to other responsibilities, but I can assure you that this is something we both collaborated on and are very excited for.

    McMahon pauses for a second and looks excited.


    In two weeks’ time, it will be the “Biggest Party of the Summer” WWE SummerSlam, where you will see the best of Raw and the best of Smackdown. And from Smackdown, you will get two World Title matches. You will see a World Heavyweight Championship and a Womens World Championship match where you are guaranteed two new champions by the end of the night.

    The crowd claps as they are excited for the matches.


    For the World Heavyweight Championship match, we already know that it will feature our number one draft pick, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

    The crowd has a bit of a mixed reaction for Styles.


    His opponent will be decided in our main event tonight when “The Guy” Roman ReignsÂ…

    The crowd has a mixed reaction to Reigns.


    Takes on “The Prize Fighter” Kevin Owens.

    The crowd mostly boos but has a few cheers in there
    .


    And for the Womens World Championship, we already know that the former WWE Womens Champion Charlotte will get her shot to reclaim gold.

    The crowd boos Charlotte.


    And her opponent will be decided later tonight in what is sure to be one hell of Fatal Five Way.

    The crowd cheers as McMahon pauses.


    Alex and I know how big these two title matches at SummerSlam are… not just for Smackdown, not just for the competitors involved, but for all of you fans too.

    The crowd cheers.


    We want to showcase just how huge and historic these matches are. We want all of you in the arena and at home to really feel the magnitude of these matches. So next week live on Smackdown we will make history as we have the first ever Dual Contract Signing!

    The crowd is intrigued as they cheer for the announcement.


    We will have all four competitors in the ring at once to sign their respective contracts for the World Heavyweight and Womens World Championship matches.

    The crowd continues to cheer and clap louder.


    Never before have we seen in wrestling two title match contracts signed at once, let alone the male and female competitors in the ring at the same time to sign their contracts together. The prestige of two World Championships will take center stage next week on Smackdown and at SummerSlam. I can’t wait… how about you Bakersfield?

    The crowd starts a “Yes!” chant until they are cut off by “Roar Of The Lion” playing. The crowd boos as Rusev and Lana storm to the ring.

    Ranallo

    What an announcement by Commissioner Shane McMahon for next week, but what are Rusev and Lana doing here? They aren’t involved in these matches.

    Graves

    They do not look happy and rightfully so. They were disrespected by Shane McMahon backstage earlier tonight when they were just looking for answers from the Commissioner.

    Rusev and Lana get into the ring as McMahon looks at them with a confused look on his face.

    McMahon

    What are you two doing out here? Last I checked, this announcement doesn’t concern you two directly at all.

    Lana

    That’s the problem Mr. Commissioner.

    The crowd boos Lana which she just brushes off.


    You are out here talking about prestige and champions, yet you don’t include a real champion… the greatest United States Champion of all time, my husband,
    Rusev.

    The crowd boos and then starts to chant “USA” at Rusev and Lana.
    Rusev
    Stop with your stupid USA chants!

    The crowd boos.

    Lana

    Mr. McMahon…

    McMahon

    Mr. McMahon is my father. Please call me Shane.

    Lana rolls her eyes.

    Lana

    Fine… Shane, you have a man here who was wrongfully and unfairly stripped of the United States Championship and we demand you do something about it.

    McMahon

    As I told you backstage, unfortunately it was an executive decision to strip “every” champion of their titles. I can’t do anything about it.

    Rusev gets right in the face of McMahon.

    Rusev

    Give me back my United States Championship that you and that kid stole from me!

    The crowd “oo’s” and McMahon now has a more serious look on his face.
    McMahon
    I’m the Commissioner of Smackdown… and that “kid” is the General Manager of Smackdown, so why don’t you back up and show some respect.

    The crowd cheers as Rusev reluctantly takes a step back. Lana them gets in front of Rusev and tries to calm him down. She then confronts McMahon.

    Lana

    Listen Shane, Rusev wants back what is rightfully his and that’s the United States Championship.

    McMahon

    Look the United States Championship is property of Raw. We don't hold any rights to it so I couldn’t give it back to you if I wanted.

    Lana

    Then Rusev wants to be in the World Heavyweight Championship match at SummerSlam.

    McMahon

    Rusev had his shot in the tournament and lost. And then he had another shot in the Battle Royal earlier tonight and lost again.

    Rusev

    That stupid Apollo Crews cheated. I shouldn’t have been eliminated. I should be in main event. I am the greatest champion you have. I am the greatest period.

    The crowd boos.


    Don’t boo you stupid Americans. You boo because you and your country could never be as great as me.

    McMahon

    Ok I was going to talk to you about this after SummerSlam, but when we look to crown a new Intercontinental Champion, Alex and I are aware of the fact that you were stripped of your United States Title and we will work something out for you.

    Rusev and Lana are happy about that news.

    Rusev

    Ok… see was that so hard.

    Rusev and Lana go to leave, but McMahon stops them.
    McMahon
    Woah hold on. You keep claiming you’re the greatest, so why don’t you prove to me and everyone else that you deserve to call yourself that and an eventual shot at the Intercontinental Championship?

    Lana

    Rusev has proved that already time and time again.

    McMahon

    Well how about he proves it one more time in a match next week?

    Lana is about to talk but a fired up Rusev cuts in first.

    Rusev

    Fine! You send me my victim next week. I don’t care who it is.

    McMahon

    That sounds like an open challenge. Who wants to accept it?

    Just then “Break Orbit” plays and the crowd starts to cheer as Neville makes his way out to the stage and points at Rusev.

    Ranallo

    Looks like Neville is accepting the open challenge.

    Graves

    I have known Neville for a long time and have a lot of respect for him, but I don’t think this was a wise decision.

    Neville gets into the ring and confronts Rusev. Rusev looks like he’s ready for a fight now and the crowd is cheering for them to fight, but Lana pulls her husband away and out of the ring. The couple makes their way up the ramp as the crowd boos them.

    Graves

    Lana just saved Neville from a beat down right there. He should be thanking her.

    Rusev yells back at Neville that he will “break him” as McMahon shakes Neville’s hand and the crowd cheers.

    Ranallo

    Neville is looking for the opportunity to prove himself too and he’s not backing down from the “Bulgarian Brute.”

    Graves

    Rusev is in a foul mood over not being United States Champion as he should be and next week he will take it out on Neville. Neville just signed his own death wish.

    The camera cuts backstage where we see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.

    Saxton

    Please welcome my guest at this time, Kevin Owens.

    Owens enters the screen next to Saxton as the crowd can be heard mostly booing.

    Saxton

    Kevin, earlier tonight you won a battle royal to take the place of an unfortunately injured Sami Zayn...

    Owens

    Hold on, let me stop you right there Byron. "Unfortunately injured?" Clearly you must be stupid because I said this to you, Sami and the whole world last week that Sami Zayn is nothing but a hyped up injury prone person who didn't deserve to be in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament in the first place.

    The crowd can be heard booing Owens’ remarks about Zayn


    So let's get that straight. This isn't going to be the Sami Zayn pity party. This is the Kevin Owens Show!

    Owens points to himself.


    You should be talking about me and not that hack who is no longer in this tournament.

    The crowd again boos Owens’ negative comment of Zayn.


    Tonight is about me, Kevin Owens, taking the shot that I deserved all along, beating Roman Reigns and moving on to SummerSlam to beat AJ Styles to become World Heavyweight Champion!

    Owens looks to the side and has a confused look on his face.


    What the hell are you doing here?

    The camera turns and we see Sami Zayn. The crowd can be heard cheering loudly.

    Owens

    Why don't you go back home before you injure yourself even more?

    Zayn

    Oh you think you're funny don't you Kev?

    Owens

    Yeah I'm hilarious. Everyone thinks so... right Byron?

    Saxton looks unsure of what to say.

    Saxton

    Um...

    Owens

    Shut up Byron. No one wants to hear you talk.

    Zayn

    No, you just want to hear yourself all the time. I'm surprised you don't get sick of it like the rest of us do.

    Owens

    sarcastically
    Haha you're so witty Sami.

    Zayn

    OK let's talk about you then Kevin.

    Zayn steps up to face Owens face to face and starts to get serious.


    Last month at Battleground you lost to me. Last week in the championship tournament you lost to Finn Balor. And because Bray Wyatt gave me a minor concussion, you now took my place in the tournament. You can talk about how this is the “Kevin Owens Show” and how you deserve to be champion, but you need to earn it and you haven't done that yet.

    The crowd cheers Zayn’s comments as you can see he is getting more and more passionate with every word.


    You got a second chance and you're taking advantage of it, but know that if they let me, concussion or not I'd be in there tonight, not you, giving my all against Roman Reigns to fight for my place to become World Heavyweight Champion!

    Zayn and Owens are staring each other down.

    Owens

    in a demeaning tone
    But you're not, are you Sami? It's me that has the match tonight, not you. So why don't you sit back and watch closely how real championship material gets it done.

    Owens walks away and the camera zooms in on Zayn who has a stern look on his face as we fade to commercial.

    **Commercial Break**

    We return from break backstage as we see Alex Maverick directing a team of security into different rooms and sections of the building. Maverick has a very stern and determined look on his face.

    Maverick

    Did you check over there yet?

    The security guard goes over to the area that Maverick points to.
    Maverick
    Keep searching for him guys.

    Byron Saxton walks up to Maverick with a microphone.

    Saxton

    Excuse me General Manager Maverick. I know you are busy, but do you have a minute for a comment.

    Maverick takes a deep breath and tries to look a bit more relaxed and less stressed.

    Maverick

    Sure Byron. What do you want to know?

    Saxton

    It's been a news worthy night, starting with you opening address to the Smackdown fans about the ending to last week’s show and the World Title tournament, and just moments ago we saw Commissioner Shane McMahon make a huge announcement for next week. How has all of this been for you both?

    Maverick

    Well last week really impacted us a lot. As I stated earlier, we are just happy that we avoided more serious injuries because that could’ve gotten a lot worse if it wasn’t stopped. It’s a shame Sami Zayn had to be pulled from the tournament but I think we have a great main event tonight in Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens in the semi-finals. I know that they will tear the roof off just like Styles and Balor did.

    Saxton

    Any update on how long Sami Zayn’s will be out and when he is health will he get anything to make up for being pulled from the tournament tonight?

    Maverick

    The diagnosis is a minor concussion. There was a small chance he would’ve been ready for tonight but Sami didn’t pass his impact test earlier today unfortunately. It’s very tough to tell with concussions but the doctors are predicting another week or two and he should be fine given the minor severity of the concussion suffered. And yes, we will work something out for Sami when he returns to action.

    Maverick looks over at one of the security guards and then back to Saxton.


    Now I need to get back to business Byron.

    Saxton stops Maverick before he can leave.

    Saxton

    Just one more question. Earlier tonight, we saw Bray Wyatt with a message for you and everyone else on the roster that he won’t stop until he has the “great power” despite you suspending him. Can you tell us anything that is going on with Bray at this moment?

    Maverick looks to get stressed by the question but then takes a breath and sort of shakes off his stress.

    Maverick

    Well right now I am going around with security as you can see to make sure anyone who isn’t allowed to be here is not. As for Bray Wyatt specifically, his suspension still stands and we will provide extra security around the building and technology to make sure that he doesn’t interrupt Smackdown in any way again until his suspension is lifted.

    Maverick starts to leave with another member of the security team.
    Saxton
    Thank you for your time.

    We cut back to ringside.

    Ranallo

    General Manager Alex Maverick perhaps relaying a message to Bray Wyatt that he won’t be intimidated by him.

    Graves

    He can say whatever he wants but clearly Wyatt got to him a bit since he orchestrated a manhunt backstage for him.

    “Celtic Invasion” plays and the crowd cheers as Becky Lynch makes her way out, goggles and all with the smoke coming up from the stage.

    Hamilton

    The following is a Fatal Five Way scheduled for one fall, where the winner goes onto SummerSlam to compete for the Womens World Championship. Introducing first, from Dublin, Ireland, Becky Lynch.

    Ranallo

    We shift gears now to the womens division and a very important Fatal Five Way match. And here comes Smackdown’s resident “Lass Kicker” all fired up.

    Graves

    I may not like Becky Lynch and in my view her fake punk rocker claim, but she is unpredictable and definitely someone the other women have to look out for.

    Ranallo

    Becky got a taste of being in a championship match back in that amazing triple threat at WrestleMania. Can she earn herself a one on one match this time?

    “New Foundation” plays and the crowd boos as Natalya makes her way out with a determined look on her face.

    Hamilton

    Her opponents, first, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Natalya.

    Graves

    Now here comes a woman who truly deserves that Womens World Championship match, the “Queen of Hearts” Natalya.

    Ranallo

    Natalya an established veteran here in the womens division. She’s a former WWE Womens Champion and would love to add the first ever Womens World Champion to her legacy.

    Graves

    And she is my pick in this match to walk out victorious and into SummerSlam.

    “Amazing (Remix)” plays and the lights go out. Out comes Naomi who is glowing in the dark. The crowd claps along to the music as Naomi dances her way to the ring.
    Hamilton
    From Orlando, FL, Naomi.

    Ranallo

    The crowd sure loves this entrance by Naomi.

    Graves

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s an entertaining entrance, but dancing in the dark isn’t going to win you matches. Naomi is one of the most athletically gifted in the womens division today and that’s what her opponents need to neutralize.

    Ranallo

    She’s naturally athletic and has a big chip on her shoulder to get a title shot that she has wanted for a long time. Now is her chance to earn it.


    “Respectful” plays and the crowd boos as Dana Brooke comes out flexing her arms on the stage.

    Hamilton

    From Cleveland, OH, Dana Brooke.

    Graves

    Dana Brooke is young in her career in profession wrestling but she has so much potential, especially being under the tutelage of the face of the womens division, Charlotte.

    Ranallo

    Brooke has been Charlotte’s so-called protege since coming to the main roster a few months back. While she does have the least experience in this match, in a match like this anything can happen.

    Graves

    I’m sure Charlotte taught her exactly how to take advantage in this type of match. Maybe we’ll be graced with a teacher versus student match at SummerSlam.

    “Sky's The Limit” plays and the crowd cheers heavily for the fan favorite Sasha as she comes out with a bit of a swagger.

    Hamilton

    And from Boston, MA, Sasha Banks.

    Ranallo

    And here comes “The Boss” and she looks ready to go tonight.

    Graves

    Sasha Banks has had her shots against Charlotte in the past already and has failed every time to become champion. Why is she even in this match?

    Ranallo

    Well Corey, you and Charlotte may not think Sasha deserves to compete for the Womens World Championship, but everyone else, including these loud fans do. Let’s see if she can get things done in this unpredictable type of match.

    Winner Faces Charlotte at SummerSlam for Womens World Championship
    Fatal Five Way
    Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Dana Brooke

    A lot of back and forth action for a long time with all five women getting their stuff in. Towards the end, Becky gets Naomi in the Dis-Arm-Her, wrenching back on her arm. Natalya then gets in the ring but grabs Naomi's legs and puts on a Sharpshooter at the same time. Becky and Natalya are yelling at each other to let go of their submissions since a double tap will do nothing, but just then Brooke comes in and takes out Becky and Sasha comes in and takes out Natalya. Sasha and Natalya trade forearms until Natalya gets some separation and hits Sasha with a hard Discus Clothesline. Meanwhile, Brooke tosses Becky over the top rope to try and clear the ring, but Becky holds on. Brooke notices and goes back to knock Becky off the apron, but Becky sees this coming and hits her between the ropes with a shoulder to the mid-section. Brooke stumbles back and right into a Step-up Enzugiri by Naomi. Natalya runs over towards Becky and just shoves her hard off the apron and to the floor on the outside. Natalya turns around and is met with a dropkick by Naomi that sends her outside to the floor as well. Naomi looks to the outside at Becky and Natalya, looks out at the fans who are cheering and runs at the ropes, diving over the top rope onto both women on the outside. In the ring, Sasha gets back up and is trying to pull Brooke to her feet. Sasha tosses Brooke into the corner and runs at her for a double knee strike but Brooke moves out of the way and Sasha knees the corner and falls to the mat. Brooke collects herself together realizing this could be her chance. Brooke lifts Sasha up and onto her shoulders presumably for the Samoan Driver, but Sasha is able to break free and get off her shoulders behind Brooke. Sasha quickly hits Brooke with the Backstabber and rolls right into the Bank Statement, pulling back with a lot of torque. With no one in sight to help Brooke has no choice but to tap out, giving Sasha the win.


    Winner: Sasha Banks


    Hamilton
    Here is your winner, Sasha Banks!

    Ranallo

    What a win that was for Sasha Banks!

    Saxton gets into the ring with a microphone and comes up to a very emotional Sasha.

    Saxton

    Sasha, you just won the Fatal Five Way and now will meet Charlotte at SummerSlam to determine the Womens World Champion. What is going through your mind right now?

    Sasha looks around at the crowd cheering her.
    Sasha
    Words can't express how excited I am right now.

    Sasha takes a breath and the crowd cheers louder for her.


    Charlotte can say whatever she wants about me but I know I deserve this shot. I've proved time and time again that I have what it takes to be Womens Champion, including just beating some of the best women in wrestling.

    The crowd claps as Sasha pauses.


    And at SummerSlam… I prove to everyone why they call me the Boss when I become the first ever Womens World Champion!

    Sasha signals around her waist for the title belt as the crowd starts a “Sasha” chant for her.

    Ranallo

    Sasha seems ready to go for SummerSlam where she will go one on one with Charlotte for the Womens World Championship.

    Graves

    She better enjoy this moment now because at SummerSlam her dreams come crashing down when Charlotte takes her rightful place back at the top of the mountain as champion.

    Ranallo

    We will see what will happen at SummerSlam.

    A graphic appears on the screen promoting the main event tonight between Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns.


    And speaking of the Biggest Party of the Summer, still to come tonight is our second semi-finals match in the World Heavyweight Championship when Kevin Owens faces Roman Reigns. This and more when we return to Smackdown.

    **Commercial Break**

    As we come back from commercial break, we join Byron Saxton backstage ready to interview someone.

    Saxton

    Please welcome my guest at this time, Apollo Crews.

    Apollo Crews comes into frame next to Saxton with a big smile on his face. We can hear the crowd in the background cheering Crews.

    Saxton

    Apollo, earlier tonight we saw you have an impressive showing in the Battle Royal. In fact, you made it to the final two with Kevin Owens. What does that performance mean to you?

    Crews

    Well Byron, I think my performance tonight showed everyone… the fans, our General Manager and Commissioner just what Apollo Crews can do. When I heard I was drafted to Smackdown, I knew this was an opportunity for me to make my mark. Alex Maverick last week talked about how it’s a new era and about giving new people new chances. I want to prove that I deserve chances like I got tonight. Unfortunately, I didn’t win but I think I opened a lot of eyes, especially when I eliminated both Rusev and Sheamus at the same time. To be honest, I still can’t believe I was able to pull that off…

    Unknown

    angry tone
    Neither can I!

    Crews and Saxton look over to see Sheamus walk into frame. You can hear the crowd boo Sheamus, who is not in a good mood.

    Sheamus

    You got lucky Crews. You snuck up from behind and cheaply eliminated me-self and Rusev.

    Crews

    Hold on a second. Yes I took advantage of an opportunity to eliminate you both but there was nothing cheap about that. It sounds like you and Rusev are just bitter at me for thatÂ…
    Crews gets closer to Sheamus.

    But really you both are upset at yourselves for losing.

    Crews smiles in Sheamus’ face as Sheamus gets red with rage. Sheamus then cheap shots Crews which causes Crews to stumble backwards. Sheamus throws a few more punches until Crews blocks one and lands a few punches of his own. The two grabs each other’s heads and start trading punches back and forth brawling around the interview area until security comes in to split the two wrestlers up.

    Sheamus

    Come-on Crews! Let me at him!

    Sheamus and Crews both struggle to break free to keep brawling but the security is able to hold them back and get them further away from each other. We cut back to ringside.
    Ranallo
    I’m surprised they were able to pull those two apart.

    Graves

    Sheamus looked furious and rightfully so. I want to see them finish that fight. That could be brutal.

    “Omen in the Sky” plays. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make their way out throwing up the “Too Sweet” hand gestures as the crowd gives them a mixed reaction.
    Hamilton
    The following contest is a tag team match scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, representing The Club, at a combined weight of 545 pounds, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.

    The camera cuts to the ring to see two local talents who look a lot smaller than Gallows and Anderson.

    Hamilton

    And their opponents, already in the ring, at a combined weight of 275 pounds, from Bakersfield, CA, Jack Donohue and Tony Matthews.

    The crowd pops for the hometown wrestlers.

    Graves

    Speaking of brutal, that’s exactly what this is going to be.

    Ranallo

    Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, part of The Club, made a name for themselves over in Japan. They became one of the best teams Japan has ever seen.

    Graves

    These two guys, Jack… whatever… I forgot his name already because it doesn’t even matter. Gallows and Anderson are about to decimate these two local schmucks.

    Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Jack Donohue & Tony Matthews

    Anderson starts the match with Donohue and beats him down, dominating him for a minute or so. Anderson then tags in Gallows who keeps the control and continues the beat down on Donohue for another minute. Gallows hits Donohue with an impactful Fallaway Slam. Gallows tags in Anderson and then runs to the opposite corner and lands a big boot onto Matthews, knocking him off the apron. Gallows picks up a beaten down Donohue, lifts him up onto Anderson to hit the Magic Killer. Anderson covers Donohue...1...2...3 Anderson and Gallows make short work of the local men.


    Winners: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson


    Hamilton
    Here are your winners, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson!

    The referee raises Gallows and Anderson’s hands in victory. The two stand tall as the crowd gives them a mixed reaction.

    Ranallo


    And just as we expected, Gallows and Anderson make short work of Donohue and Matthews in this match.

    Graves

    You can’t even call that a match… that was pure domination. I hope every tag team in the back was paying attention because Gallows and Anderson have arrived and look more motivated than ever!

    Ranallo

    The Club is showing just why they were such a huge force in Japan.

    We cut backstage to see Titus O’Neil talking to a crew member. All of a sudden he’s interrupted by Heath Slater.

    Slater

    TITUS BABAY!!

    O’Neil rolls his eyes and seems like he got a headache from the sound of Slater’s voice. The crew member he is talking to walks away as O'Neil turns around to Slater.


    Slater

    Did you see the way we eliminated Mark Henry in that battle royal earlier tonight? The World’s Strongest Man had nothing on us man.

    Slater smacks O’Neil on the back who doesn’t seem to enjoy it.

    And hey, don’t think I didn’t notice you having my back when Kane sneak attacked me and unfairly eliminated me.

    O’Neil

    confused
    Unfairly eliminated?

    Slater

    Yeah I was celebrating our big elimination and he just comes over all big and red and grabs me by the throatÂ…

    He points to his throat


    I think you can still see a r
    ed mark there. That’s going to be sore for weeks.

    Slater rubs his neck but then shakes it off.


    Anyway that’s not the point man. We were one heck of a team out there. Maybe it’s time for a little Slater Gator reunion babay!

    Slater puts his arms up and attempts to bark like O’Neil but makes a noise sounding like a chuwawa instead. Titus pulls Slaters hands down as he seems a bit insulted and embarrassed for Slater.

    O’Neil

    Man don’t start with that wimpy dog bark again.

    Slater

    What are you talking about man?! I’m just doing the bark you do.

    O’Neil

    No… just… ugh

    O’Neil throws his hands up in frustration and walks away.

    Slater

    I think that went well. Slater Gator babay!

    We cut to ringside with Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves.

    Ranallo

    Looks like we could possibly see a Slater Gator reunion here on Smackdown.

    Graves

    Based on how that just went I wouldn’t hold my breath.

    “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember plays as the album cover comes up on the screen.

    Graves

    We’d like to thank A Day To Remember for one of the official theme songs for SummerSlam, “Bullfight” off their new album “Bad Vibrations” available now.

    Ranallo

    And Corey, as we know, we will see two World Championship matches at the Biggest Party of the Summer.

    A graphic for the Womens World Championship match show on the screen.

    Graves

    That’s right. Earlier tonight we saw Sasha Banks was victorious in the Fatal Five Way match granting her the opportunity to face Charlotte for the new Womens World Championship. These are two of the best womens wrestlers in the world today. We’ve seen them battle in the past and with the opportunity to make history, you know both women will step up their games to levels we didn’t even know existed.

    A graphic showing the updated World Heavyweight Championship Tournament bracket shows on the screen.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of making history, we will crown a new World Heavyweight Champion as our tournament will come to an end at SummerSlam. We know AJ Styles will be in that match after a victory over Finn Balor earlier tonight. The question is who will his opponent be?

    We see a split screen of Owens on the left and Reigns on the right walking to the ring, looking focused.

    Graves

    There you see the two men who will compete to determine who will AJ Styles face off against in two weeks. Both look determined and ready.

    Ranallo

    It’s Roman Reigns versus Keven Owens in our main event when we return to Smackdown.

    **Commercial Break**

    Ranallo
    Welcome back to Smackdown. As we get ready for our main event, we just got word of a match made for next week.

    A graphic shows up on the screen for Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews next week on Smackdown.

    Graves

    That’s right. After their brawl backstage a little while ago, next week Sheamus and Apollo Crews will get to finish what they started.

    A graphic shows up on screen for Rusev vs. Neville next week on Smackdown.

    Ranallo

    Along with that match, earlier Shane McMahon made two big announcements for next week. We will see the “Bulgarian Brute” Rusev prove that he is as great as he claims he is when he takes on the “Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville.

    A graphic shows up on screen for the Dual Contract Signing next week, showing Charlotte, Sasha Banks, AJ Styles and a mystery person.

    Graves

    And of course we will see the first ever Dual Contract Signing for the Womens World Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.

    We cut back to ringside to the announce table to see Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, and AJ Styles.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of that historic event, joining us here at ringside is one of the people that will be involved in that, the “Phenomenal” AJ Styles. Welcome AJ.

    Styles

    Thank you for having me out here boys.

    Graves

    AJ, what are you thinking going into this first ever Dual Contract Signing?

    Styles

    Well it’s pretty cool. It’s something no one has ever seen before. Usually it’s just the men out there or just the women and for one championship match, so it’ll be interesting to see how everyone interacts with each other. But I’m out here not to worry about the contract signing next Tuesday. I’m out here to see who my opponent will be at SummerSlam for the World Heavyweight Championship.

    “Fight” plays as Kevin Owens comes out confident as ever to a bit of a mixed reaction but mostly boos.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a semi-finals match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Introducing first, from Marieville, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 266 pounds, Kevin Owens.

    Ranallo

    And you are about to find out AJ as it’s main event time. Kevin Owens earlier tonight won a Battle Royal to replace the injured Sami Zayn in this match.

    Graves

    Owens looks ready to go. We’ve heard him earlier tonight talk about how he should’ve been his spot anyway regardless of Sami Zayn’s injury and I agree with him. Kevin Owens is one of if not the best talent on this roster and deserves to be in semi-finals here tonight.

    Styles

    Kevin Owens should be thankful he’s even getting a second chance here. It came about at an unfortunate injury to Sami Zayn, but you have to give it to Kevin. He went into the Battle Royal and took advantage of his opportunity. But I want to see if two matches in one night will catch up to him here.

    Graves

    Trust me AJ, it won’t. Not for a man like Kevin Owens.

    “The Truth Reigns” plays as Roman Reigns comes out with his game face as the crowd gives him a mixed reaction as well.

    Hamilton

    And his opponent, from Pensacola, FL, weighing in at 265 pounds, Roman Reigns.

    Ranallo

    And here comes a man who is very familiar with what it takes to make it to the top of the mountain. The only man in tonight’s semi-finals matches to have held a World Championship in WWE.

    Graves

    Take nothing away from Roman Reigns. He’s had a great career so far in WWE. But I raise the question can he beat a very determined and game Kevin Owens? I'm not so sure.

    Ranallo

    What do you think about Roman Reigns, AJ?

    Styles

    Reigns is one heck of a competitor. I should know, I faced him earlier this year. He’s had a great year so far too. I personally don’t like the way he carries himself around thinking he’s “The Guy” but that doesn’t matter. None of it does. The question is what can he do here tonight?

    Ranallo

    Both of these men are great competitors and better not take each other lightly.

    Semi-Finals of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
    Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens

    The match goes back and forth, with Owens taking more control as the match goes on. Towards the end, Owens goes up to the top rope and jumps off going for the Bullfrog Splash, but Reigns gets his knees up right into the mid-section of Owens. Both men slowly get to their feet. Owens goes for a punch but Reigns blocks it and throws one of his own. Owens stumbles a bit and goes for a punch again but Reigns blocks it again and hits Owens with another punch. Reigns hits Owens with a clothesline as he starts to build momentum. Reigns hits another clothesline as he starts to feel it. Owens runs at Reigns for a clothesline of his own but Reigns ducks it and catches him with a Samoan Drop. Reigns goes for the cover, 1...2... Owens kicks out. Reigns waits for Owens, who rolls to the corner and uses the ropes to get himself up. Reigns charges at him and hits Owens with a clothesline in the corner. Owens falls to his knees and has his head resting on the bottom rope. Reigns rolls to the outside, runs where Owens is laying and hits him with an apron drive by dropkick. Reigns gets back into the ring and is really feeling it as he sets up for the Superman Punch. Reigns goes for it, but Owens ducks it, gets behind Reigns and nails him with a snap German suplex. Owens and Reigns both slowly get to their feet and trade punches with each other. Reigns hits Owens with an uppercut which seems to stun him for a second, but Owens comes right back with a Superkick to Reigns which send Reigns crashing into the corner sitting. Owens runs at Reigns and hits him with the Cannonball. Owens, with a new surge of energy gets up and for extra measure hits Reigns with the Cannonball one more time. Owens pulls Reigns out of the corner and goes for the pin...1...2...Reigns just kicks out. Owens is starting to get frustrated and yells out to Reigns and the crowd that it's over. Owens lifts Reigns up to his feet and goes to toss him off the ropes but just then "Worlds Apart" plays. Owens stops dead in his tracks and turns to the stage to see Sami Zayn come out to a huge ovation from the crowd.



    Graves
    What is he doing? We're in the middle of a match here.

    Zayn makes his way over to the announce table and puts on a headset as Owens is screaming at him the entire time he walked down the ramp to the table.

    Ranallo

    It looks like we're being joined by Sami Zayn.

    Graves

    It's the middle of a match! What are you even doing out here?!

    Zayn

    Well Kevin Owens told me before to watch his match closely so what better way than at ringside.

    Owens rolls out of the ring and goes right over to Zayn at the announce table.
    Owens
    Yelling off microphone
    Get out of here!

    Zayn

    Towards Owens
    I'm just getting a closer look like you suggested.

    Owens

    Off microphone to Zayn
    Stay out of my way while I win the match you couldn't!

    Owens rolls back into the ring, looks back over the ropes at Zayn and yells at him to "watch this!" Owens turns around right into a huge Spear by Reigns. Reigns immediately goes for the cover...1...2...3. Reigns wins the match.


    Winner: Roman Reigns


    Hamilton

    Here is your winner, Roman Reigns!

    The referee raises Reigns’ hand as he’s met with a mixed reaction. Sami Zayn walks away from the announcers table and starts heading up the ramp with a smirk on his face.

    Graves

    Did you see that?! We just saw a robbery tonight live in this area because that Seth Rogan lookalike just cost Kevin Owens a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship!

    Ranallo

    Sami Zayn didn’t interfere. He came out here to get a closer look at Kevin Owens’ instruction and Owens let himself get distracted, enough for Reigns to take advantage with a Spear for the win.

    Graves

    This is ridiculous! Utterly ridiculous! I hope our Commissioner and General Manager were watching that travesty.

    Owens rolls out of the ring holding his mid-section yelling out in Zayn’s direction that he was just robbed. Owens yells at the referee too and kicks the stairs in frustration. The updated tournament bracket appears on the screen.

    Ranallo

    Like it or not, the finals are set and AJ, we now know that at SummerSlam you will be taking on Roman Reigns to crown a new World Heavyweight Champion.

    Styles

    I’m ready for him. “The Guy” better get ready because I’m giving him the fight of my life at SummerSlam and I’m not leaving empty handed.

    Reigns goes over to the ropes facing the announce table. Reigns looks over at Styles as Styles stands up from the announce table and takes his headset off. The two stare each other down intensely.

    Graves

    You can feel the tension in the air. Both of these men want that World Heavyweight Championship badly.

    Ranallo

    They will face off for the championship at SummerSlam, but next week they will be in the ring face to face along with Charlotte and Sasha Banks as we will have the first ever Dual Contract Signing for both the World Heavyweight and Womens World Championships!



    Quick Results:
    Kevin Owens wins Battle Royal
    Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. Dudley Boyz
    AJ Styles def. Finn Balor
    Sasha Banks def. Becky Lynch, Natalya, Naomi, & Dana Brooke
    Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. Jack Donohue & Tony Matthews
    Roman Reigns def. Kevin Owens




    SummerSlam Card– 8/21/16
    World Heavyweight Championship
    Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles

    Womens World Championship
    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks

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    WWE Presents…


    Monday Night Raw from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas


    Episode 3


    August 15th 2016


    “Joy & Mizery”


    The Then. Now. Forever. intro plays. After we see a wide range shot of the entrance ramp, the crowd already buzzing. There is a few moments of silence before

    “AWWWESSSSOOMMMEEE”

    *I Came To Play*


    A red carpet rolls out and we see the A-List couple The Miz and Maryse make their way down to the ring. Instead of normal theatrics it is all business for The Miz. He has a stack of papers in his hand while Maryse holds a clip board.

    Phillips
    Welcome to Monday Night Raw live from San Antonio, Texas. We are less than a week from SummerSlam, however we start tonight off with The Miz.

    JBL
    What a way to kick Raw off! This is great- no wait, this is awesome!

    Phillips
    Last week after losing to John Cena, The Miz announced that Raw general manager Nick Kennedy would be his guest on Miz TV. This past week on social media Miz took to social media stating him and his lawyer filed a fifty page complaint report against Kennedy.


    JBL
    Only fifty pages?!?! I’m surprise it’s not more!


    Phillips
    To make matters worse The Miz stated he has made a petition to get Nick Kennedy fired.


    JBL
    I’m glad Miz is out here. I’ve been looking for him all day I want to sign it.


    Phillips
    (scoffs)
    You should be thanking Nick Kennedy he kept you at the announce table.


    JBL
    I’m a millionaire Tom! I don’t need this job. I only do it to make fun of you all night.


    JBL laughs as the camera shows Miz getting into the ring and helping his wife get in as well. Miz TV has its normal layout inside the ring. Miz grabs a microphone from his chair that is labeled as his music dies down. The music may have died down, but the crowd hasn’t as they continue to boo. Miz waits a few moments, but the crowd is not quitting as the boos continue to reign down on the A-List couple. Miz puts his hand high in the air.

    Miz
    (angry tone)
    When my hand goes up your mouths go shut!


    More heat from the crowd as Miz shakes his head in disgust.

    Miz
    I could go on and on about how stupid Texans are, but this is only a two hour show and I have business to take care of.


    The fans are really giving it to the Awesome One as boos and some “you suck” can be heard from the Texas proud crowd.

    Miz
    For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, which I’m sure you all do, I have in my possession a fifty page complaint report citing the hostile working environment that plaques Monday Night Raw.


    Miz displays the paperwork and shows the camera. It looks legit.

    Miz
    Who would allow Monday Night Raw to get like this?
    (pauses)
    There’s only one person responsible for this and that man is-


    *Random*


    Miz cocks his head towards the ramp slightly aggravated that he was interrupted by the Raw GM. Speaking of the GM, he comes out sporting a hoodie and jeans. A simple look for a simple man. He goes down the ramp giving high fives to the fans ringside.

    JBL
    How rude of the Raw general manager to interrupt The Miz like that. I hope that is in the complaint report.


    Kennedy gets into the ring and grabs his respective microphone that is on his seat. He smiles and looks at the Miz, who still has that aggravated look on his face.

    Kennedy
    Thanks for having me on Miz. This is so cool being on my first WWE Talk Show.
    (pauses)
    Although I always pictured myself on something better like the Highlight Reel, Cutting Edge or Peep Show, but still.


    The crowd laughs as Miz doesn’t look please.

    Miz
    (angry)
    Enough!
    (pauses)
    You don’t take this job seriously, which is outlined in my complaint report.


    He displays it to Kennedy.

    Miz
    Have a look.


    Kennedy shrugs and reaches for the report. He starts to flip through the pages, glancing over each one. He starts to shake his head and tosses it to the side.

    Kennedy
    You know I was never big on reading.


    Miz
    Figures so I’m going to summarize it for you.
    (pauses)
    Let’s start off with how superstars like Jack Swagger who haven’t been relevant in years get air time, my air time and get praised by you. Did Jack Swagger main event a WrestleMania? Did he walk out of WrestleMania still WWE Champion?!?!?
    (pauses)
    Speaking of championships and being a champion, you do know I was the Intercontinental Champion before the brand split?


    Kennedy nods.

    Miz
    So how come former champions like The New Day and Dean Ambrose are number one contenders or have had multiple opportunities to become number one contenders for their respective titles before the brand split, yet I haven’t heard anything about me becoming a number one contender.
    (pauses)
    Hell I’ve heard the United States Championship mentioned more on Smackdown than here on Raw and this show holds that title.


    The crowd “ohh’s” and Miz turns to them.


    Miz
    That’s right I watch Smackdown! It’s the better run show! They would know how to treat a star like me!


    The crowd boos as Kennedy shakes his head.

    Kennedy
    Miz…


    The crowd boos as a devilish grin appears on The Miz’s face.


    Miz
    You know I’m right. That is why I’m giving you the opportunity to do the noble thing and step down as Raw general manager.


    Kennedy
    Unfortunately I’m not stepping down as Raw general manager. I have big plans for Monday Night Raw and I can’t wait to share them with the WWE Universe!


    The crowd cheers as Kennedy nods appreciative of the love he is getting.

    Miz
    If you won’t step down then I have no other choice, but to take formal action. In my wife’s hand is a petition. The cause? For you, Nick Kennedy to be released of his duties as Raw General Manager.
    (pauses)
    And I must say the results are overwhelming. I already have signatures.


    Kennedy
    Oh yeah?


    Miz
    Two signatures to be exact….Maryse and I.


    Kennedy
    (sarcastically)
    Impressive!


    Miz
    Soon we’ll be taking it straight to WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. They’ll have no choice but to fire you.


    Kennedy shakes his head as he looks like he’s done with The Miz.

    Kennedy
    Miz you’re wasting my time and more importantly you’re wasting the WWE Universe’s time. Now if you don’t mind-


    “Look Everyone It’s Tyler!”
    *#MMMGorgeous*


    Attention is placed on the entrance ramp as we see Tyler Breeze dressed up in his usual wrestling attire walking down the ramp with Selfie Stick in hand as the crowd boos.

    Phillips
    What is Prince Pretty doing out here?


    JBL
    I don’t know, but how foolish was Nick Kennedy by not stepping down. You know The Miz and Maryse aren’t the only ones that feel like Kennedy is doing a horrible job around here. Now instead of getting a nice severance package he’s going to get embarrassed by getting fired!


    Tyler Breeze gets into the ring and stares at the Raw general manager before going towards the other side of the ring and getting a microphone. His music dies down and he speaks into the mic.

    Breeze
    Nick…Nick…Nick…
    (turns to the Miz then back to Kennedy)
    Your days as Raw general manager are numbered.

    He turns to Miz and grabs the petition out of his hand and starts to sign his name as Kennedy shakes his head in frustration.


    Breeze

    This is not only for me, but for my tag team partner Fandango. You split us up, denied my trade request to Smackdown and made me face Cesaro last week, who is a complete uggo going through an identity crisis. Is he Superman or James Bond? Pick one already!


    The crowd gives a light chuckle as Breeze emphatically hands the petition back to Miz who waves the petition in front of his bosses face.

    Miz
    That’s three names Kennedy! Soon the whole roster will be on this petition.


    *Patriot*


    The crowd cheers as Jack Swagger comes out from behind the curtains. He stands atop the ramp put his hand over his heart before the whole arena screams “We The People”.

    *Swiss Made*


    The ringing alarms hit the arena and the crowd goes wild. Swagger slightly surprised turns to see his former tag team partner standing beside him. Cesaro nods as both men walk down towards the ring.

    JBL
    Great! Jack Swagger and Cesaro are here. Add two more signatures to the petition Tom. Who knows maybe Kennedy will be gone by the end of the show!


    Swagger and Cesaro get in the ring. Swagger already has a microphone in his hand as him and Cesaro stand tall behind Kennedy.

    Swagger
    The thing that makes America great is the first amendment, which entitles us to freedom of speech. However, just because we have freedom of speech doesn’t mean everyone should speak.
    (pauses)
    Miz you need to shut up!


    The crowd cheers as Miz rolls his eyes.

    Swagger
    I may have fallen off a bit the last couple of years, but I know I can beat you.


    That garners another eye roll from The Miz who doesn’t seem to agree. Swagger then hands the microphone to the Swiss Superman.

    Cesaro
    Tyler I would say stick to your day job as a model, but I have a feeling you’re bad at that too!


    The crowd goes “ohhh” as Tyler turns red with anger. He looks to charge at Cesaro, but Miz holds him back. Miz tells Maryse to control him before he turns back to the former partners.

    Miz
    Really?
    (pauses)
    Really?


    The crowd comes back with a really of their own.

    Miz
    And here I thought you two had some brains and were going to sign the petition. I guess I was wrong.


    Both men nod and pat Kennedy on the shoulder.

    Kennedy
    I appreciate the vote of confidence guys, but maybe Miz and Breeze is right.


    Breeze
    Of course we are!


    Kennedy
    I’m only two weeks into this gig, so I’m still learning some of the ropes, but I think I just came up with something great.


    Everyone in the ring seems confused as does the crowd.

    Kennedy
    There’s going to be a tag team match. Jack Swagger and Cesaro aka The Real Americans back together for one night only verse The Miz and Tyler Breeze.


    The crowd cheers.

    Kennedy
    If The Miz and Tyler Breeze win, they will get their demands. Miz will be the number one contender for the United States Championship and Breeze will go to Smackdown.


    Miz and Breeze both nod.

    Kennedy
    However, if Swagger and Cesaro win they will be co-number one contenders for the United States Championship!


    Swagger and Cesaro look at each other and smile. They looked pumped now if they weren’t already as is the WWE Universe.

    Kennedy
    Can we get a ref down here and can the crew clean this up quickly? The match is next!


    Phillips
    What a match made by Nick Kennedy! What a Miz TV!


    JBL
    If you ask me this is a bunch of malarkey!


    Phillips
    The ring is being cleared and its tag team action coming up next here on Monday Night Raw!


    *Commercial Break*

    Match 1: The Miz/Tyler Breeze w/Maryse vs. Jack Swagger/Cesaro


    Match Summary: Back from commercial break Swagger is set up in the corner and in comes the awesome one connecting with his signature corner clothesline. He tosses Swagger towards the middle of the ring and starts to climb the top rope as the All-American American is dazed. He turns and Miz connects with a beautiful top rope double axe handle. Miz then quickly goes for a pin and only gets a two count. He quickly gets atop Swagger and uncharacteristically lays right hands into the face of his opponent. A little ground and pound from the Awesome One and one has to think that Miz is letting out pent up anger at the expense of Swagger. He crawls back up and taunts the crowd who lets him hear it with boos. He then goes over to Cesaro and hits him with a right hand. Cesaro tries to get a piece of Miz, but the ref cuts him off. Miz turns back around and is welcome by a right hand from Swagger and another. However, Miz comes in with a kick to his opponent’s knee before driving him down with a spike DDT. He rolls him over shooting the half and again gets a two count.


    Swagger rolls into the corner and is looking for help over there to get him back to his feet. The Miz has other ideas as he goes to the opposite corner and measures Swagger up for another clothesline. He charges and in a split second Swagger avoids it as the Miz gets a mouth full of turnbuckle. Both men are down and need a tag. The crowd roars for Swagger to tag Cesaro which he does. Cesaro jumps over the top rope, just as Miz makes the tag. Breeze goes for a Super Model kick, but Cesaro catches it spins him around and connects with an upper cut that knocks Breeze backwards. Cesaro then charges into the corner and hits another European Uppercut this time on Miz. He turns his attention back on the legal man Tyler Breeze, who like Miz is in the corner. He gets the same treatment as Miz getting a European Uppercut. Cesaro lets out a roar as Breeze stumbles towards him. Cesaro kicks him in the gut and lifts him from the gut. He delays for a few moments before connecting with a gutwrench toss. What strength from Superman! Breeze tries to roll out, but Cesaro stops him and connects with a double foot stomp once again to his opponent’s gut, that is currently taking a beating. He goes for the cover and gets a two as Miz saves the match.


    Miz still is favoring his jaw from that earlier uppercut as he gets Cesaro back to his feet. He goes to toss Cesaro over the top rope, but instead it’s counter as Miz goes flying over the top rope, but he lands on the apron. Miz regains himself on the apron, but here comes Swagger with a big boot to Miz’s face. That won’t be good for the money maker! Swagger rolls to the outside making sure Miz won’t be any more of a bother in this match as the camera shows Cesaro kinking his neck as he has Breeze in position for the Neutralizer. The Neutralizer connects and Cesaro pins Prince Pretty for the three count and victory!


    Winner: Jack Swagger/Cesaro


    Phillips
    We have co-number one contenders for the United States Championship! Congratulations to Jack Swagger and Cesaro!


    JBL
    This is a travesty! Miz and Breeze should have never been placed in this match in the first place, because Nick Kennedy shouldn’t still be in power. I hope superstars in the back come to their senses and realize that Nick Kennedy is not the man for this job or they could end up like Miz and Breeze.


    We see Swagger roll in the ring, unbeknownst to his partner Cesaro. Cesaro turns and is surprised to see him. Cesaro puts his guard up and is ready to fight some more, but instead Swagger extends his hand. After a few dramatic moments the two partners shake hands as the cameras fade to the backstage area.

    *Backstage Area*


    We see Dean Ambrose which makes the Texas crowd go nuts, especially the females in the audience. He seems to be in a foul mood as he is pacing back and forth. He looks like the next person to look at him funny may get a severe beating. He stops pacing and his eyes stay focus as in comes John Cena. Much like Ambrose, the Texas crowd doesn’t seem too appreciative of Cena. Boos reign down on the potential sixteen time World Champion.

    Ambrose
    Can I…..uh…help you with something?


    Cena
    I just wanted to see how you were holding up after that ambush you suffered from Chris Jericho and Seth Rollins last week.


    Ambrose
    I can handle some pain.


    Cena
    Good, because tonight we’re going to bring the pain to them! I have your back one hundred percent! Tonight-


    Ambrose
    John save the “Ra-Ra” speech for someone who cares.


    Cena looks disappointed as some of the crowd “ohhs” as some cheer.


    Ambrose
    If it was up to me I would take on Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho by myself…
    (pauses)
    …but it’s not. I have to tag with you. It would both be in the best of our interests if you stay out of my way or Rollins and Jericho won’t be the only one feeling pain. You got it?


    Ambrose gets in the face of Cena and Cena stares right through him.

    Cena
    (serious tone)
    Is that a threat?


    Ambrose chuckles before a cocky grin is displayed on his face.

    Ambrose
    No that’s a promise!


    The crowd cheers as Ambrose knocks shoulder to shoulder with Cena before getting past him. Cena turns and is still standing tall not backing down one bit as Raw goes to a commercial break.

    *Commercial Break*


    Back from commercial break we see the faces of JBL and Tom Phillips.

    Phillips
    Breaking news just in….right before the commercial break we found out that Jack Swagger and Cesaro are the co-number one contenders to the United States Championship after beating The Miz and Tyler Breeze in our opening match-up. Nick Kennedy just announced that those two will go against each other for that title at SummerSlam.


    JBL
    I still think it should still be The Miz in that match, but it still should be one hell of a fight.


    Phillips
    And speaking of championship matches, later on tonight we have a triple threat match for the WWE Women’s Championship between Alicia Fox, Paige and Bayley. Three women, three different paths to the WWE, but all with one common goal, to become the WWE Women’s Champion. Here’s a closer look at the first competitor, the Foxy One…Alicia Fox!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8O2mCeYrzE


    *Outcast*


    The bell rings as we already see in the ring Bo Dallas with Curtis Axel flanked behind him. Axel is trying to pump up Dallas who will be competing in this match.

    JoJo
    This match is scheduled for one fall. Already in the ring accompanied by Curtis Axel from Brooksville, Florida weighing two hundred and thirty four pounds….Bo Dallas!


    Phillips
    Bo Dallas scheduled for action here on Monday Night Raw.


    *Crank It Up*


    Big Show makes his way towards the ring to little reaction from the crowd.

    JoJo
    His opponent, from Tampa, Florida weighing four hundred and fifty pounds…The Big Show!


    JBL
    I understand why Curtis Axel was pumping Bo Dallas up. This is no easy task ahead of Bo.


    Phillips
    Bo is going to need a lot of inspiration if he’s going to try and defeat The Big Show tonight.


    Match 2: Bo Dallas w/Curtis Axel vs. The Big Show


    Match Summary: Dallas tries to his best to jump atop Big Show in the early going, but his offense has zero effect on the giant. After receiving a choke slam from his opponent, the end seems near for Dallas. However, his Social Outcast ally Curtis Axel jumps on the apron to help give his friend a breather. Bad news for Axel as he gets a knockout punch. He’s out cold before he hits the outside mats. Big Show is all about sharing as he then connects with a knockout punch to Bo Dallas, before putting on giant hand on the chest of Dallas for the easy three count.


    Winner: The Big Show


    Phillips
    The Big Show keeps on rolling here on Raw.


    JBL
    Thanks for coming Social Outcast!


    Big Show goes to leave the ring but is interrupted by..

    *Superhuman*


    The arena goes pitch black and four white circles appear atop the ramp. As Baron Corbin walks out touching each one it turns red. At the fourth one the arena goes black one more second before the entire ramp lights up with white bright light. The crowd is in awe as he slowly goes down the ramp. He gets into the ring as he stares down The Big Show.


    The two former Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy winners stare each other down. Show goes to leave, but Corbin cuts him off. He tries to go to the left and again he is cut off. Show chuckles to himself and looks away for a few moments. He then goes for the Knockout punch, but Corbin blocks the momentum of the punch with both arms and pushes Show backwards…not an easy task and before Show can react Corbin is landing right hands of his own, pushing Show back towards the opposite end of the ring towards the ropes. Corbin takes a few steps back and then runs knocking Show over the top rope with a huge clothesline. Show lands hard on the outside mats and is slightly stunned. Corbin’s music hits as he stands tall inside the ring.


    JBL
    Talk about impressive. The Lone Wolf just knocked Show out of the ring!


    Phillips
    Has The Big Show just met his match?!?


    *Backstage Area*


    We see the always smiling Renee Young with a microphone in her hand.

    Young
    Please welcome my guest at this time…The Revival.


    Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder appear to Renee’s right. They showcase the NXT Tag Team Championships around their waist and also showcase a cocky swagger.

    Young
    Last week you guys made your WWE Raw debut and defeated Golden Truth in impressive and quick fashion. Tonight you take on the two time Slammy award winning tag team champions. What do you need to do to pull out a victory tonight?


    Wilder
    We’re going to do the same thing we always do Renee. In case you haven’t noticed, down in NXT we dominated the tag team division which earned us these.


    He shows off the gold around his waist.

    Wilder
    How did we do it Renee?


    Dawson
    We stayed true to ourselves from the very beginning. No flips, just fists and tonight our fist are going straight through the Usos as we punch are tickets to SummerSlam.


    Wilder nods as Dawson makes a fist as the two pound each other’s fist hard before exiting the interview.

    Phillips
    That match is up next!


    *Commercial Break*


    *Southern Proud*


    Wearing their signature “No Flips, Just Fist” t-shirts and NXT Tag Team titles around their waist appear The Revival. Both men face each other and give each other pounds before heading down the ramp. Their theme song may be “Southern Proud” but the south ain’t proud of them as the Texas crowd boos.

    JoJo
    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first weighing a combined four hundred and forty six pounds, they are the current NXT Tag Team Champions…The Revival!


    Phillips
    With already one championship match during SummerSlam weekend, The Revival is looking to make it two tonight.


    JBL
    Imagine if they can do it?!?! If they knock off the Usos and then defeat the New Day they’ll have all the tag team titles.


    Phillips
    Well they have to get through the team of Gargano and Ciampa at NXT Takeover. Don’t take that team lightly.


    JBL
    Are they on any main rosters?


    Phillip
    Well no but-


    JBL
    You just made my point. These guys are the real deal.


    The lights shut off and we see a single spotlight as the crowd starts to buzz with cheers as we see the Usos walk out and do their traditional Samoan chant. The crowd plays into their “Uce-O” chant before they jump and the pyro goes off.

    *So Close Now*


    JoJo
    Their opponents from San Francisco, California weighing a combined four hundred and seventy nine pounds…Jimmy and Jey…the Usos!


    Phillips
    Who has the advantage in this match John?


    JBL
    I honestly think it’s The Revival. I think The Usos are the favorite. No one expected The Revival to make it this far. Hell no one expected them to be drafted to Raw. All the pressure is on Jimmy and Jey.


    Match 3: The Revival vs. The Usos


    Match Summary: Two completely different styles are showcased in this match. You have the speed and high risk offense of The Usos against the slower old-school style of The Revival. The Revival gets the early jump on The Usos and displayed why they were called up to the main roster. However, you can’t doubt the Usos, but for the first few minutes of this contest it is all Revival. But like most tag team matches it’s not always one sided. The Usos would come roaring back as their speed and experience would come into play. Jimmy would hit a flurry of moves. First a Samoan drop to Wilder. Dawson would come in and get a Samoan drop of his own. Dawson is quick to get on his and he’ll regret that decision as he receives a super kick that sends spit or possibly teeth flying. He rolls out of the ring to safety.


    Unfortunately for him outside isn’t always safety especially around The Usos. Jey is tagged in by Jimmy, who is still focused on Dawson. He runs towards Dawson on the outside and takes both of them out with a suicide dive! The crowd goes wild as Jey looks to continue what his brother was doing, but Wilder catches Jimmy with a punch to a gut and then another. He goes to Irish whip Jey, but Jey counter turns him and brings him back right into a super kick. A loud thud can be heard and we see Jimmy laid out on the outside pressed up against the barricade. Back in the ring Jimmy is starting his climb to the top rope. The camera is focused on him as he is getting his footing. As JBL would say we are about to have a “flying Uce”, however we see Dawson spring up to the top rope. Both men jump from the top rope SHATTER MACHINE FROM THE TOP ROPE!!! The crowd goes wild as Wilder lies atop Jey Uso for the pin and three count! The Revival is going to SummerSlam!


    Winner: The Revival


    Phillips
    They call it high risk for a reason. The Usos went high risk one too many times and the Revival used it against them.


    JBL
    As The Revival said no flips, just fist and it held true tonight. Now The Revival are not in one, but two tag team title matches. They’ll be looking to make it a clean sweep!


    We see The Revival pacing backwards on the ramp with their hands and NXT titles in the air. The camera then cuts to the announce table where we are welcome by a smile from Phillips.

    Phillips
    Switching gears tonight we still have a main event featuring four superstars who will compete this Sunday on SummerSlam. It will be the team of Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho verse Dean Ambrose and John Cena.


    JBL
    Two teams on completely different pages. Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho seem to be friends. John Cena and Dean Ambrose are everything but friends as we saw earlier.


    Match graphic of the WWE Championship match.

    Phillips
    Don’t forget this Sunday on the WWE Network it will be Chris Jericho verse John Cena for the WWE Championship!


    JBL
    Can John Cena tie Ric Flair’s record with sixteen World Championships? Find out this Sunday!


    Back to the announce table.

    Phillips
    Speaking of championship matches, we have a huge one tonight as Alicia Fox, Paige and Bayley all compete in a triple threat match for the WWE Women’s Championship. For Paige ever since arriving in the WWE at the age of twenty one, she has had to silence the critics and boy has she ever succeeded.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpSv6evPzUQ


    *Commercial Break*


    We see a wide shot of the ramp before..

    *Here To Show The World*


    The crowd roars with excitement as “The Show-Off” makes his first appearance under the new brand split. He has a smile on his face atop the ramp as he turns with his back facing the crowd and does a little wiggle with his hips before turning back around. He walks down the ramp giving the fans high fives.

    JoJo
    This match is scheduled for one fall. From Hollywood, Florida weighing two hundred and eighteen pounds….Dolph Zigggglerrrr!


    The camera shows a guy with a generic crew cut. You can see more bones then actually muscles on this guy.

    JoJo
    His opponent already in the ring from San Antonio, Texas weighing one hundred and fifty one pounds….Jack Bowen!


    JBL
    Jack Bowen!?!?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!? I’ve seen kids in high school that are bigger than this guy.



    Phillips
    Maybe Mr. Bowen will surprise us. However, he has no easy task as he has to take on Dolph Ziggler. A former two time World Heavyweight Champion.


    Match 4: Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Bowen


    Match Summary: Jack Bowen tries to pull off the upset of the century, but he is not even close. Ziggler makes easy work of Bowen and gives the Texas crowd a treat. He hits his signature elbow drops (ten elbows to be exact and a little booty shake action), Famouser and to top it all off the Zig-Zag. That move gets him the three count and the easy win.


    Winner: Dolph Ziggler

    We see Ziggler hop on the corner turnbuckle and raise his arms high in the air in victory. When he gets down we already see Renee Young ushering Dolph to come join her.

    Young
    Dolph you were on a bit of a hiatus and yet you haven’t looked like you missed a beat.


    Ziggler
    That’s because I haven’t Renee.
    (pauses and regains his breath)
    There was a time I didn’t feel that way. Renee for the last few months I’ve been lost in the shuffle. I wasn’t having a lot of fun and I was thinking of quitting.


    The crowd starts to boo as Renee’s expressions shows a look of surprise. I’m sure some of the WWE Universe feels the same way.

    Ziggler
    However, this brand extension is like a second chance for me. A second chance to do what I do best…
    (pauses)
    …and that’s show off in this ring!


    The crowd cheers as Ziggler nods confidently.


    Ziggler
    Tonight was just the beginning-


    Dolph’s music hits out of nowhere much to the confusion of Renee and Dolph. All of a sudden an animation of Dolph Ziggler appears on the titantron. As animated Dolph Ziggler shakes his hip the words “Show-Off Score Card” appears on the screen. After a few more shakes of the hip Dolph “farts” out a 2. After that, the words “Do you call that showing off?” appears. The camera then shows Dolph who does not look pleased.

    *Cut Backstage*


    There is still some buzz from the scorecard that happened a few moments ago. We see Jack Swagger packing up his luggage in the locker-room. Causing a ruckus we see Bob Backlund interrupt the All-American.

    Backlund
    Jack! I’ve been looking for you all night.


    Swagger
    What’s going on Bob?


    Backlund
    I wanted to congratulate you on your tag team win and I wanted to wish you good luck at SummerSlam.


    Swagger
    Thanks Bob!


    Backlund
    From one All-American to another, I know you’ll win the United States title. You know why?!?!?


    Swagger waits in anticipation.

    Backlund
    (screaming like a maniac)
    Because you’re Jack Swagger!!! The two time All-American American, from Oklahoma! You’re a Boomer Sooner! Your-


    Jack puts his hand up.

    Swagger
    (cutting off Backlund)
    Bob…I get it! Thank you for the inspirational words.

    Backlund
    If you want more inspiration maybe I can be in your corner like last week.


    Swagger
    But I lost last week…


    Backlund gives Swagger the stink eye and looks like he is about to snap.

    Swagger
    …that’s a great idea Bob! This Sunday it will be Cesaro against Jack Swagger with WWE Legend Bob Backlund in his corner.


    Backlund
    I like the sound of that.


    Backlund grabs the hand of Swagger and forcefully shakes it.

    Backlund
    (singing)
    Boomer Sooner,
    Boomer Sooner,
    Boomer Sooner,
    O-K-U


    Backlund marches away as Swagger shakes his head and can’t help but laugh. A match graphic appears for the triple threat match.

    Phillips
    Up next the highly anticipated triple threat match between Alicia Fox, Paige and Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship. We’ve taken a closer look at Alicia Fox and Paige. Now let’s take a closer look at one of the leaders of the Women’s Revolution down at NXT, Bayley!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHwcOlDokiw


    *Commercial Break*


    Back from commercial break we see JoJo front and center in the ring. The bell ring and she brings the microphone to her mouth.

    JoJo
    This match is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Women’s Championship!


    The crowd cheers as the cheers are quickly drowned out by…


    *Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Party*


    To a mild reaction of cheers struts out Alicia Fox who seems to be all business tonight.


    JoJo
    Introducing first…from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida…Aliciaaaa Fox!


    Phillips
    As mentioned earlier all of these women have been champions at some level here in the WWE. Alicia Fox may have an advantage as she has the most experience here in the WWE.


    JBL
    Not only experience, but Alicia has a lot of length. I’m rooting for Alicia. I’m just glad she’s not crazy anymore. She kept stealing my cowboy hat and one time got soda and popcorn on it.


    *Stars in the Night*


    To a huge pop appears Paige set for action. She also has a strut down the ramp. All these women are confident here tonight.

    JoJo
    Her opponent from Norwich, England….Paiggggeeee!


    Phillips
    As I said earlier Paige has shut up her critics. Many felt she was too young to compete in the WWE at the young age of twenty one. However, her first night on Raw she won the Divas Championship!


    JBL
    I remember watching that match and thinking…”boy this Paige is something special”. Tonight she has a chance to reclaim glory by winning the WWE Women’s Championship.

    Paige gets on the apron and yells “This Is My House”. Sorry, not for long Paige.

    *Turn It Up*


    Bayley comes out to a huge pop. She takes a few steps atop the ramp before raising her arms high in the air as inflatable arm flailing tubeman on each side of her start to wave in the air.

    JoJo
    Their opponent from San Jose, California….IT’S BAYYYYLEY!


    Phillips
    The first NXT Women selected in the draft. A well decorated NXT Women’s champion and one of the four horsewomen down in NXT.


    JBL
    We get it Tom! She accomplished a lot in NXT.


    Phillips
    And she has a great opportunity to add her accomplishment, this time on a bigger stage.


    JBL
    Bayley has a chance, but only if she treats her competitors like enemies. They are no longer friends, at least for now.


    Match 5: WWE Women’s Championship: Alicia Fox vs. Paige vs. Bayley


    Match Summary: You had a little bit of everything in the early part of this match as there were no real alliances in the early going. Instead each girl was able to muster up some offense. It was first Paige, followed by Alica, followed by Bayley. There were some mid-falls and Bayley nearly planted Paige with a Bayley to Belly suplex, but instead Paige would counter with a wicked headbutt. From there the two former NXT imports would battle each other. At one point Bayley gets the upper hand and is looking to climb to the top rope, but Paige perks up and comes back with a right hand. She climbs the corner as well, as both are battling for the upper-hand. Paige uses her head some more and is trying to go for a superplex from the top rope, but Bayley is resisting. Alicia comes over and inadvertly helps as she power bombs Paige while she superplexes Bayley. Some “holy shit” chants can be heard as Alicia pins Paige and only gets a two count. She pins Bayley and once again gets a two count. She starts to show some of her crazy side that JBL alluded to but in the middle of the ring takes a deep breath and calms herself.


    That “calm” only lasts for a few moments as she takes Bayley and tosses her hard on the outside. Before she can turn around Paige pounces on her back as she tries to apply the sleeper. Alicia however back peddles into a corner turnbuckle twice causing Paige to relinquish that hold. Fox starts to deliver elbows in the corner. Left, right, left, right, left, right. Impressive elbow work from Fox causes Paige to drop down to one knee. Fox gets to the center of the ring does some theatrics for the crowd before charging in and connecting with a big boot. She drags Paige to the center and only gets a two count. Again frustration is starting to set in. Alicia is not turning mean. She grabs Paige and Irish whips her into the corner. She charges in again, but this time Paige is able to counter with a knee to the jaw of her opponent stunning her a bit, as she jumps up to the second rope. She goes for a cross-body and lands it. Cover from Paige gets a two and a half count. Both women spring up and Paige ducks underneath a clotheslines and builds momentum towards the ropes. She comes back, but right into the arms of Foxy who connects with a tilt of world back breaker. One…Two…Bayley flies in and breaks up the three count!


    Paige rolls out of the ring as now Bayley tries to go on the offensive, but instead she takes a slap to the face that rings out through the arena. Now who’s crazy? Bayley angered by the slap starts to back Alicia up into the corner with a series of forearms to her opponents face. She then flips Alicia over for a Tree of Woe which spells danger for Foxy. Bayley springboards in the corner landing an elbow right into her opponent’s chest with the impact breaking the Tree of Woe. Bayley goes for a pin and again only gets a two count. Alicia tries to roll out of harm’s way, but can’t as Bayley is quick to grab her. However, the veteran of this match counters pulling Bayley into the second rope, neck first. Bayley is hung up for a second and Alicia goes for a schoolboy and again a two count. Again both girls are up and Alicia gets a kick to her opponent’s gut, her long legs coming into play. Bayley is down to one knee as Alicia bounces off the ropes looking “Watch Yo’ Face” but Bayley moves last second. Fox is staggering and Bayley connects with the Bayley to Belly! Before she can go for a pin Paige from behind grabs her by the ponytail and tights and tosses her out of the ring! She lies atop Alicia…ONE…TWO…THREE!!! PAIGE WINS OFF THE BAYLEY TO BELLY!


    Winner & New WWE Women’s Champion: Paige


    The crowd with the exception of a few cheers is stunned. Paige just hijacked the victory away from Bayley. The ref hands her the belt and she falls to both knees in the center of the ring and stares at it.


    Phillips
    What a match! These girls gave it their all. Non-stop action back and forth between all three ladies, but it is Paige pulling out the victory.


    JBL
    And she did it using Bayley’s finisher. Bayley does all the work and yet in the record books it will show Paige won this match-up. Genius if you ask me. I’m sure Paige’s momma is watching back home, proud of her daughter.


    Paige is now at a vertical base. She raises the title high above her head and screams “This is my house!” That is it for now Paige as the cameras show Bayley slightly confused on the outside still feeling the ill-effects of that match.

    *Backstage Area*


    We see the back of a superstar as he is reaching for something in his locker. When the superstar turns around we see Chris Jericho with scarf in hand. The crowd cheers and some “Y-2-J” chants can be heard. He places it around his neck. As he is adjusting the scarf his tag team partner for tonight Seth Rollins comes into frame welcomed by a mix reaction from the crowd.

    Rollins
    I must say the scarf looks good tonight.


    Jericho makes a face.

    Rollins
    I mean they always look good…


    Jericho smiles.


    Rollins
    …but tonight’s looks extra good.


    Jericho
    If you like this one, wait till you see the one I wear at SummerSlam.


    Rollins
    It doesn’t matter what scarf you wear, you’re going to look great because you’re walking out of Brooklyn, New York the new WWE Champion.


    Jericho looks off in the distance picturing it in his head and a smile start to form on his face.


    Rollins
    Then I’m going to prove once again why I was the leader of The Shield when I defeat Dean Ambrose.
    (pauses)
    And then-

    Jericho

    (cutting off Rollins)
    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Tonight we insure our dreams become a reality. We do that by beating the living hell out of those stupid idiots…Dean Ambrose and John Cena.


    The crowd cheers as Rollins flashes an evil grin before laughing. The camera fades to black.


    *Commercial Break*


    We come back from commercial with the song “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember playing as we see the album cover for “Bad Vibrations” on the screen.

    Phillips
    We’d like to thank the band A Day To Remember for their song “Bullfight” which is one of the official themes for SummerSlam. It’s off their new album “Bad Vibrations” available now.


    Bullfight begins to fade out as we see a wide shot of the arena that is dead silent until..


    *Break The Wall Down*


    Cheers as we see Chris Jericho’s walk out slowly from behind the curtain.


    JoJo
    This match is scheduled for one fall…from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada weighing two hundred and twenty four pounds…Chris Jericho!


    Jericho waits atop the ramp.


    *The Second Coming*


    Again the crowd cheers as Seth Rollins comes out. He beats his chest a few times and stands tall atop the ramp with his tag team partner. The two nod at each other and in sync walk down the ramp.


    JoJo
    His tag team partner, from Davenport, Iowa weighing two hundred and seventeen pounds…Seth Rollins!


    JBL
    You mentioned A Day To Remember’s song Bullfight, this is definitely going to be a bullfight as we have the four biggest bulls Raw has to offer.


    Phillips
    This is a huge main event with SummerSlam just six days away. Both teams are looking for that win to build momentum.


    *My Time Is Now*


    Before he even comes out there already boos echoing throughout the arena. Out comes the fifteen time world champion, who doesn’t seem fazed by the booing. He still embraces the camera with a smile as he runs down the ramp.


    JoJo
    Their opponent first from West Newbury, Massachusetts weighing two hundred and fifty one pounds….John Cennnna!


    JBL
    Whether you love him or hate him John Cena always brings it.


    *Retaliation*


    The crowd cheers and here comes the Lunatic Fringe as he makes a b-line towards the ring.



    JoJo
    His tag team partner from Cincinnati, Ohio weighing two hundred and twenty five pounds…Dean Ambrose!


    Phillips
    However can he successfully tag with Dean Ambrose tonight? They’re the complete opposite of Rollins and Jericho.


    JBL
    Jericho and Rollins seem to have developed a friendship, while Cena and Ambrose seem anything, but friends.


    Phillips
    It almost sounds like Ambrose would rather be in a handicap match against these guys rather tag with John Cena.


    JBL
    And that is why he is a Lunatic. Jericho and Rollins would destroy him, just like they did last week.


    Main Event: Chris Jericho/Seth Rollins vs. John Cena/Dean Ambrose


    Match Summary: Right from the beginning we see the differences in the two sides. Jericho and Rollins are working well together, while Cena and Ambrose are sloppy. They tag each other in and try to one up each other by showing off. At one point Cena is rolling and is looking to end this match early. He does his signature flying shoulder blocks, followed by the spin-out powerbomb. He goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Ambrose tags himself in. They two start to argue, resembling an old married couple. Back and forth which cost the team as Rollins is able to knee Ambrose in the back knocking Ambrose into his partner as both spill to the outside. Rollins then bounces off the ropes and connects with a suicide dive on both men and now Rollins and Jericho are in the driver’s seat.


    From there Rollins and Jericho are able to wear down the Lunatic Fringe through the midpoint of this match. Even though they were bickering earlier, Cena tries to will Ambrose back into this match, screaming words of encouragement. The words of encouragement seem to help (or maybe it’s just the fighting spirit of Ambrose) as he is able to counter the side headlock of Jericho into a back suplex. Both men are down. You can hear Cena scream for a tag. Jericho is able to tag Rollins and Ambrose goes to tag Cena, but stops, shakes his head no and turns back around the face Rollins and the two are trading punches. Rollins goes for a kick that is caught by Ambrose, however Rollins counters into an enzuguri that staggers Ambrose into the ropes bounces off and connects with the Lunatic Lariat that turns Rollins inside out.


    Ambrose is pumped up and is looking to end this match. He starts to bounce around waiting for Rollins to get up and before he can strike….TAG FROM CENA. Cena tags himself and it Ambrose is angry! The two once again start to argue. Ambrose looks like he is trying so hard not to smack Cena right across the face as the two continue to argue. Cena tells Ambrose he got this. Reluctantly Ambrose leaves the ring and before Cena can turn around Rollins runs and grabs Cena from behind in a German Suplex position however he sends both of them into the ropes as Cena knocks Ambrose off the apron! Rollins then rolls Cena up and grabs the tights and gets the three count!


    Winner: Seth Rollins/Chris Jericho


    Cena is in shock as Rollins and Jericho quickly leave with smiles on their faces and the huge momentum heading in to their matches at SummerSlam.


    Phillips
    Just like that Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho were able to grab a huge victory tonight.


    JBL
    Cena and Ambrose couldn’t coexist tonight. Ambrose look like he was about to win the match for his team, however John had to intervene and tag himself in.


    Phillips
    Cena should have been tagged in the first place. Ambrose was spent and yet decided not to tag Cena. Even shook his head no. Clearly, Ambrose does not like John Cena.


    And if you need more proof the two don’t like each other once again once again they are bickering. Back and forth they go yelling at each other. Ambrose keeps saying “I had it under control”. Cena comes back with “We’re supposed to be a team”. Finally Ambrose has enough kicks Cena in the gut and delivers DIRTY DEEDS! The crowd goes wild as Ambrose comes up fired up yelling at the fallen Cena who is face down on the mat.


    Phillips
    What an emphatic statement from Dean Ambrose! He’s fired up.


    JBL
    Clearly Ambrose will go through any man to get back his WWE Championship.


    Phillips
    And this Sunday it starts with Seth Rollins. If he can beat Rollins, who will be the champion…Chris Jericho or John Cena?!?! We will find out this Sunday. Good night folks, see ya Sunday live from Brooklyn, New York!

    Ambrose stands tall in the center of the ring as the scene fades to black.


    Raw Results
    Jack Swagger/Cesaro def. The Miz/Tyler Breeze
    Big Show def. Bo Dallas
    The Revival def. The Usos
    Dolph Ziggler def. Jack Bowen
    Paige def. Alicia Fox and Bayley
    Chris Jericho/Seth Rollins def. John Cena/Dean Ambrose


    Confirmed for SummerSlam


    United States Championship Match

    Jack Swagger w/Bob Backlund vs. Cesaro

    WWE Tag Team Championship Match

    The New Day vs. The Revival

    #1 Contendership Match for the WWE Championship

    Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose

    WWE Championship Match

    Chris Jericho vs. John Cena


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    Despite losing three matches in three weeks it is said that Nick Kennedy and creative writers are very pleased with The Miz, which shouldn’t be a surprise since he was drafted very high by Monday Night Raw. Sources say he is in line for a nice push that could make him a huge player late in the year for a possible WWE Championship.


    It’s worth noting that The New Day was not on Monday Night Raw. Backstage reports indicate that Kofi Kingston has been battling the flu the last few days and did not make the trip to San Antonio. For that reason Kennedy felt it would look odd with only two member of The New Day on Raw. Kofi’s status for SummerSlam this Sunday is still up in the air.


    Reports are saying that both Nikki Bella and Emma are set to return to in ring action soon. Reports also state that Emma has been cleared to wrestle since August first, while Nikki is set to return after SummerSlam. Either way it is very good news for Raw considering they are thin at the Women’s Division with Bayley and Paige the only real big names currently on the roster.


    Monday Night Raw is close to signing a familiar superstar. According to sources The Brian Kendrick is close to signing a deal with Monday Night Raw. You’ll recall that Kendrick recently participated in the Cruiserweight Classic and lost to Kota Ibushi in the quarterfinals. Kendrick is 37-years-old.



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    Smackdown – 8/16/16


    Frank Erwin Center


    Austin, TX


    WWE “Then, Now, Forever” opening video plays.



    A recap of last week’s Smackdown is played. It shows highlights of Styles vs. Balor and Styles winning with the Styles Clash. It then shows highlights of the Fatal Five Way with Sasha Banks winning by making Dana Brooke tap to the Bank Statement. We then see highlights of Reigns vs. Owens, showing the ending where Zayn comes out for commentary, Owens goes out to yell at Zayn to leave and gets met with a Spear by Reigns as he gets back into the ring, allowing Reigns to pick up the victory. The video ends with Mauro Ranallo saying “the World Championship matches are both set for SummerSlam!” as we see quick flashes of Charlotte, Sasha, Styles and Reigns, finishing with a shot of the World Heavyweight and Womens World Chamionships on podiums in the middle of the ring.



    “Back From The Dead” by Skillet plays as the Smackdown opening video plays.


    Pyro goes off in the arena and the fans are all on their feet cheering and going crazy.



    We cut to the announce table at ringside with Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves.


    Ranallo
    Welcome to Smackdown! We are just five days away from “The Biggest Party of the Summer,” but tonight we come to you live from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX. And Corey what a night we have in stored for us.


    Graves
    It’s a historic night Mauro!


    A graphic appears on the screen for tonight’s Dual Contract Signing.


    Tonight, for the first time ever, we will see a Dual Contract Signing for the World Heavyweight and Womens World Championships. That means in the middle of that ring tonight, we will see Sasha Banks, Charlotte, AJ Styles and Roman Reigns at the same time to make their SummerSlam matches official. I can’t wait!


    Ranallo
    It is absolutely history in the making tonight.



    “Fight” plays and the crowd boos as a visibly angry Kevin Owens marches his way out to the stage and down the ramp to the ring.


    Hamilton
    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Kevin Owens.


    Ranallo
    And it looks like we are kicking off our night with very angry Kevin Owens.


    Graves
    Of course he should be angry. He has every right to be after he was screwed out of his semi-finals match last week.


    We cut to a replay of last week on the screen where we see Owens setting Reigns up for the Pop-Up Powerbomb but then Zayn’s music hits and he comes down the ramp, distracting Owens.


    Ranallo
    It was in our main event last week on Smackdown where Kevin Owens had taken the place of an injured Sami Zayn in the semi-finals of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament against Roman Reigns. It looked like Owens was going for the Pop-Up Powerbomb on Reigns, when Sami Zayn decided to come down and take a closer look at the match.


    The replay continues to show Zayn going on commentary and Owens confronting him, telling Zayn to leave ringside.


    Graves
    Sami Zayn had no business being out there last week! The man had a concussion and wasn’t even in the match. He single handedly cost Kevin Owens the match and a shot at the World Title.


    The replay continues showing Owens roll back into the ring, yell at Zayn again from the ropes, and turn around into a Spear from Reigns. Reigns pins Owens for the win.


    Ranallo
    I think Roman Reigns and that Spear had something to do with it too. Owens took his eyes off the prize and it cost him in this second opportunity in the tournament.


    Graves
    He got robbed Mauro! Kevin Owens was robbed last week! Period!


    Owens grabs a mic.


    Owens
    Cut my music!!


    The music fades out and you can fully hear the crowd booing Owens, who has his head down and is pacing a bit in anger and frustration.


    Owens
    Last week was the biggest load of crap I’ve ever seen!


    Owens pauses, almost seething at the mouth.


    I was moments away from victory over Roman Reigns… one Pop-Up Powerbomb from going to SummerSlam, when…


    Owens is gritting his teeth in anger.


    When that no talented, injury prone, never-will-be Sami Zayn decided to come out to ringside for no good reason at all!


    The crowd starts chanting “Sami!” which just angers Owens more.


    Shut your mouths!


    The crowd boos heavily.


    Sami Zayn cost me my shot… MY SHOT… not his… at becoming the World Heavyweight Champion!


    Owens pauses and starts point emphatically at himself.


    It should be ME in the finals of the tournament… it should be ME in the Dual Contract Signing… and it should be me standing tall over AJ Styles’ lifeless body this Sunday at SummerSlam holding MY World Heavyweight Championship!


    The crowd boos and starts a “No!” chant. Owens looks out at the crowd disgusted.


    I don’t care what you stupid hicks think.


    The crowd boos Owens heavily again.


    The only person I want to hear from right now is our General Manager making things right and putting me in the World Heavyweight Championship match right now!


    Owens stands there waiting for General Manager Maverick to come out, yelling off microphone “Come On!”


    I’ll stay here all night if I have to…


    Just then, “World’s Apart” cuts Owens off. Owens looks even more angry if that’s possible as Sami Zayn makes his way onto the stage with a microphone and the crowd cheering for him.


    Ranallo
    Not the person Kevin Owens wanted to see right now and probably the last person he would want to.


    Zayn goes to speak but Owens cuts him off right away.


    Owens
    Why in the hell are you out here?


    Zayn goes to talk but stops as the fans start an “Ole” chant.


    Owens
    No one cares about your stupid Ole chants!


    The crowd boos Owens who is getting more and more infuriated with each passing moment.



    Zayn
    I couldn’t help hearing you complaining about me in the back and I thought I’d come out here and help clear things up for you.


    Owens
    Clear what up? It’s pretty straight forward Sami… you cost me my match last week and I’m OWED a World Championship match!


    Zayn
    See that’s your side of the story. Now let me tell you what actually happened. You took my place in the tournament after I was forced to give up my spot because of Bray Wyatt. Then you told me to “watch your match closely” so I did just that coming down to the ring. I didn’t touch you or interfere in any way, so don’t blame your loss on me.


    Zayn has a smirk on his face as Owens is more enraged.


    Owens
    That’s crap and you know it! Just admit that you’re just jealous because I was going to become World Heavyweight Champion while you sat on the injury list watching your subpar career waste away.


    The crowd boos Owens’ remarks.


    Zayn
    Jealous? You were the one down in NXT who Powerbombed me on the apron after I won the title because you couldn’t handle that I accomplished something before you.


    Owens
    Oh boo hoo. That was almost two years ago… get over it! What have you done since?


    Owens pauses but then immediately answers before Zayn can.


    Nothing! That’s what! I moved to the main roster before you. I beat John Cena on my first night here. I am a two time Intercontinental Champion. I deserve the World Championship…


    Owens turns towards the crowd now.


    And I’m not leaving until I get my shot at it!


    “Smack Down” by Thousand Foot Krutch hits and out comes General Manager Alex Maverick onto the stage.


    Owens
    It’s about time. Now you can make things right.


    Maverick
    First off Kevin, you don’t make the decisions around here… I do.


    The crowd cheers Maverick.


    But I do agree with what you said… you do deserve another shot at the World Heavyweight Championship.


    Zayn looks at Maverick confused as the crowd starts to boo a bit. Owens is happy about what he hears.


    Owens
    Ok… I knew you were smart.


    Maverick
    But so does Sami Zayn.


    The crowd cheers as Zayn has a smile on his face and Owens gets angry again.


    Owens
    How does he deserve a shot… he’s injured. He screwed me out of my title shot. He deserves nothing!


    Maverick
    Shut up Kevin or I’ll change my mind about you deserving a title shot.


    The crowd cheers as Owens reluctantly lowers his microphone.


    Now both of you make a good case for why you’re owed a title shot.


    Maverick turns to Zayn.


    Sami, while you didn’t get directly involved, you did go out to ringside last week without Shane and my permission. You were only in the arena because we were hopeful of your test results but when they came back that you couldn’t compete, we told you not to go out to ringside for fear of further injury. And because of you coming out mid-match…


    Maverick turns and points towards Owens



    I can see the case Kevin is making about distracting him.


    Maverick then turns back to Zayn


    But that was your original spot in the tournament that you did earn and were forced to give up because of a vicious attack from Bray Wyatt, giving you a minor concussion.


    Zayn nods his head.


    Now the main event of SummerSlam is set and that isn’t changing.


    Owens looks a bit enraged but is trying to hold back for fear of repercussions.



    But I have an idea that will satisfy both of you. Sami, I spoke to your doctor and they said you will be cleared to compete at SummerSlam. So this Sunday at SummerSlam, it will be Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn…


    Maverick pauses for dramatic effect.


    And the winner will become the new #1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship!


    The crowd cheers and Zayn and Owens nod in excitement.



    Owens
    If I have to beat that injury prone idiot to get a shot at the World Title then I’ll have no problem finishing the job and putting him on the injury list… again.


    The crowd boos Owens as he smirks.


    Maverick
    Well that’s this Sunday, but Kevin you look fired up and ready for a fight. You’re in your gear already because let’s face it, when are you not in shorts and a t-shirt?


    Owens doesn’t seem to like that snarky remark from Maverick.


    So I’m thinking you should stay out there and compete in a match, right here… right now!


    Owens doesn’t seem happy about the decision, much to Zayn and the crowd’s delight.


    And you’re opponent will be a man from my home of Long Island… Zack Ryder!


    “Radio” plays and out comes Zack Ryder to a big ovation from the crowd. Owens is pacing the ring unhappy as Ryder fist bumps his fellow Long Islander Maverick and they make it explode. Ryder starts walking to the ring looking determined.




    Ranallo
    What an announcement for SummerSlam. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for the #1 Contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship.


    Graves
    I have to give our General Manager credit. That was a great decision he made and I can’t wait for Kevin Owens to win on Sunday and get the title shot he deserves.


    Ranallo
    Well first, Kevin Owens will have to get past “Long Island Iced Z” himself. It’s Kevin Owens vs. Zack Ryder when we return to Smackdown.



    **Commercial Break**

    Kevin Owens vs. Zack Ryder


    We come back from commercial break with Owens in control as he has dominated the match. Owens continues to beat down Ryder as you can see the frustration on Owens’ face. Owens throughout the match screams at Ryder pretending he's Zayn. Towards the end, Owens has Ryder in the corner and charges at him for a corner clothesline but Ryder manages to get his boot up to stun Owens. Owens tries to shake it off and charges again at Ryder, who puts up the double knees this time. Ryder hops up onto the second rope but Owens comes back with a forearm to the face of Ryder. Owens climbs the ropes as well and looks to be setting up for a superplex, but Ryder starts to fight out of it with punches to the gut. Ryder creates some separation and starts laying in forearms and elbows to Owens until Owens falls off the ropes and to the mat. Ryder perches himself on the top rope, waiting for Owens to get back up. Ryder jumps off the top rope and nails Owens with a missile dropkick. Ryder starts pulling himself up with the ropes as he's starting to get an adrenaline boost. Ryder goes right after Owens with a flurry of forearms to the face and tosses him into the corner. Ryder steps back and charges at Owens with a flying forearm in the corner, knocking Owens down in a seated position. Ryder goes over to the adjacent corner, fist pumps in the air as the crowd chants with him "Woo! Woo! Woo!" Ryder runs at Owens and nails him with the Broski Boot. Ryder frantically pulls Owens away from the ropes and goes for the pin...1...2...Owens kicks out. Ryder smacks the mat and gets back up. He throws up the LI waiting for Owens to get to his feet. Ryder runs at Owens going for the Rough Ryder, but Owens mid move turns it into a Pop-up Powerbomb, drilling Ryder to the mat. Owens goes for the cover...1...2...3! Owens wins the match.


    Winner: Kevin Owens



    Hamilton
    Here is your winner, Kevin Owens!

    Ranallo
    Zack Ryder gave it his best effort and almost had the upset at the end, but Kevin Owens manages to pull off the win and gain momentum going into SummerSlam.


    Graves
    Believe me Mauro, this was a direct message to Sami Zayn. No matter how close you think you might get, there will be no Cinderella story against Kevin Owens, especially seeing how motivated he is.


    Ranallo
    Owens looked great tonight, but how will he fair Sunday when he goes up against his former best friend in Sami Zayn?


    Graves
    After what we saw tonight… spoiler alert, Kevin Owens walks out #1 Contender Sunday. Mark my words.

    We cut backstage to the locker room and see Sheamus and Rusev. Sheamus is getting ready taping his wrist as Rusev paces a bit looking ready to fight.


    Sheamus
    Do you believe this Apollo Crews fella? Thinking he's better than us?


    Rusev
    Crews is nothing. He cheated to eliminate us last week.


    Sheamus
    Exactly. Who is he anyway? He's done nothing. You and I... we've been champions.


    Rusev
    These losers... Crews, Neville, all of them think they are so great. They walk around like they better than us.


    Rusev pauses and gets louder.



    But they will never be better than us!


    Sheamus
    Let's make an example of Apollo and Neville tonight and show the whole locker room who they're dealing with.


    Sheamus smacks Rusev on the chest which fires Rusev up.



    Rusev
    Tonight... we crush them!

    We cut back to ringside with Corey Graves and Mauro Ranallo


    Graves
    Rusev and Sheamus look ready to go. I wouldn’t want to be Apollo Crews and Neville tonight.


    Ranallo
    Those two will be in singles action later tonight. And speaking of later tonight, we will see the first ever Dual Contract Signing. Throughout the night we will take a special look at each of the four competitors who will be signing a World Title contract. First up, we take a look at “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.


    We cut to a video package showcasing Styles



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsDZFLM6B9s



    **Commercial Break**



    We come back and go to ringside where we see Gallows and Anderson joining Ranallo and Graves at the announce table.


    Ranallo
    Welcome back to Smackdown and we are joined here by Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of The Club as we get ready for tag team action. Welcome gentlemen. What brings you out here?


    Anderson
    Mauro, if you haven’t noticed, we are the main force in the tag team division.


    Gallows
    That’s right-ski. We’re just out here to check out the competition, but it’s just a matter of time before we become World Tag Team Champions.


    Graves
    After your performance last week and all your success around the world, it’s hard to argue that.


    “Rebellion” plays and the crowd boos as the Ascension make their way out to the ring.


    Hamilton
    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, at a combined weight of 487 pounds, Konnor & Viktor, The Ascension.


    Ranallo
    Well here comes two men who are looking to also prove themselves as a dominating force in the tag team division.


    Graves
    I saw these two for a long time down in NXT. I was the victim of their attacks at times. These two are dangerous and we haven’t begun to see what the Ascension is capable of here on the main roster yet.


    Anderson
    Even though they look like two angry goth kids, I have to hand it to them. These are big boys and they look impactful, but nothing that we can’t handle.


    Lucha Lucha” plays and the crowd chants along “Lucha!” as Kalisto and Sin Cara make their way onto the stage to lead the chant.


    Hamilton
    And their opponents, at a combined weight of 368 pounds, Kalisto & Sin Cara, the Lucha Dragons.


    Ranallo
    And here comes the team that down in NXT defeated the Ascension for the NXT Tag Team Titles. Since coming up to the main roster they have been impressive as a team and have been very close to becoming tag team champions before. They hope to achieve that dream here on Smackdown.


    Graves
    They may be small but don’t let their size fool you Gallows and Anderson. These two more than make up for it in speed and quickness.


    Gallows
    Look-ski, these two are very impressive. Karl and I have much respect for the lucha libre culture. But we have beaten teams like them before and we can damn sure do it again.

    The Ascension vs. Lucha Dragons


    The match has a back and forth pace to it, with both teams showing how even they are. Towards the end, the Ascension has control of the match as they corner Sin Cara. Konnor, who is the legal man, is beating down on Sin Cara in a corner. Konnor drills him in the mid-section with a few hard shoulder thrusts. Konnor whips Sin Cara across the ring hard into the opposite corner. Konnor charges at Sin Cara, who moves at the last second making Konnor run full steam into the corner. Sin Cara is crawling towards his corner, but Konnor stops him by grabbing his leg. Sin Cara gets to one leg trying to reach to Kalisto but Konnor is still holding on. Sin Cara then turns around and nails Konnor with an enzugiri. Both men are now crawling towards their corners and finally make the tags to Viktor and Kalisto. Kalisto springboards in taking Viktor out with a crossbody. Both men start to get to their feet and Kalisto starts kicking Viktor in the leg. Viktor pushed Kalisto back towards the ropes but Kalisto comes back with a dropkick to the knee taking Viktor down to a knee. Kalisto then runs at Viktor and delivers a spike-ranna, drilling Viktor to the mat. Kalisto goes for the cover...1...2... Konnor just breaks it up. Konnor goes to attack Kalisto more but Sin Cara comes running in and dropkicks Konnor hard and out of the ring. Sin Cara looks out at Konnor, runs off the ropes and goes for a suicide dive to the outside, but Konnor catches him with a big elbow to the face. Konnor grabs Sin Cara by the head and whips him out of the ring through the middle ropes and tosses him to the ground. Back in the ring, Kalisto sets up for the Solita Del Solar on Viktor, but as he tries to flip over, Konnor gets back in and catches him on his shoulder and slams him to the mat with a powerslam. Konnor and Viktor then go to opposite corners and wait for Kalisto to get to his feet. They charge at the luchador and take him down with the Fall of Man. Viktor goes for the cover...1...2...3 the Ascension wins.


    Winners: The Ascension



    Hamilton
    Here are your winners, Konnor and Viktor, The Ascension!


    Graves
    That is what I was talking about earlier. This is the Ascension that we saw down in NXT who were the longest reigning NXT Tag Team Champions. This team is going to be a force to be reckoned with.


    Ranallo
    And they could be tough competitors for you, Anderson and Gallows.


    Anderson
    That was impressive, but not as impressive as us.


    Gallows
    They may have been the most dominant team down in NXT, but we dominated teams in Japan, around the world, and now here in WWE. The Ascension and everyone else will see exactly what The Club is all about.


    Anderson
    Mauro… Corey… we are staking our claim for the World Tag Team Championships right here, right now. We will be champions and that’s a promise.


    Anderson and Gallows “too sweet” each other.

    We cut backstage where we see Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon watching the show on a monitor, nodding their heads in appreciation.



    McMahon
    That’s what I like to see. Looks like our tag team division is really heating up.


    Maverick
    Yeah it does. Everyone is making their case to become the World Tag Team Champions. Speaking of which I…


    Maverick is cut off by a voice off screen. Both Maverick and McMahon turn towards the voice.


    Unknown
    You were just about to hand them to the only true great tag team on Smackdown…


    The voice is revealed to belong to Bubba Ray Dudley, as he and D-Von walk into frame.


    Bubba
    Us.. the nine time WWE World Tag Team Champions, and soon to make it ten, the Dudley Boyz.


    Maverick
    First off, don’t barge in here again and interrupt me. You got it?


    Bubba doesn’t look please with that remark.



    Maverick
    And second, we know who you are, but you’re not being handed the World Tag Team Titles for no reason.


    D-Von
    No reason? How about the fact that we are the best tag team on the planet?!


    Bubba
    We have won the Tag Team Titles in every place we have gone. WWE… check. WCW… check. ECW… check. Japan… check. And the list goes on and on and on…


    Another unknown voice now cuts off Bubba.


    Unknown
    Just like a tape measure around your waist.


    The voice is revealed to be Enzo Amore who walks into screen with Big Cass.


    Bubba
    Oh now with the weight jokes. I see.


    Bubba turns to Maverick and McMahon


    Do you two see the disrespect I get from this little cheetah headed punk?


    Amore
    The only cheetah’s around here are you two for cheatin or Commissioner and General Manager out of two minutes of their time with your history lesson. You’re like my great grandpa… no one asked you to tell your boring story from before I was born but you’re gonna do it anyway.


    D-Von
    Hey you better watch your mouth and show us some respect!


    Cass walks in front of Enzo and stares down at D-Von.



    Cass
    Or what? Maybe we’ll just have to beat you two again like we did last week and prove that we deserve those World Tag Team Championships.


    The two teams start talking over each other until Maverick stops them.



    Maverick
    QUIET!


    Everyone stops talking and looks at Maverick.


    Maverick
    We have heard both of you, but this is a stacked tag team division here on Smackdown. The World Tag Team Titles will not just be handed over to any one team…


    Maverick pauses and looks at both teams.


    You will have to earn it. So at SummerSlam, I will announce what the plan is to crown the new World Tag Team Champions.


    The two teams nod and look hungry for those titles.



    So I don’t want to hear anything more of this from either of you or any other team until Sunday.


    Maverick looks to lead the two teams out of the office.


    Now if you don’t mind, we have a historic contract signing to get ready for.


    The Dudleys and Enzo & Cass leave the room. McMahon looks over at Maverick.



    McMahon


    So I’m guessing you have an idea for what to do with the Tag Team Titles.


    Maverick
    Yes I do. And I think you’re going to like it!


    McMahon and Maverick start talking but we can’t hear them as the camera fades out back to ringside.

    We join Ranallo and Graves at ringside.



    Graves
    With the tag team division getting more heated here on Smackdown recently, I can’t wait to see what Maverick has in stored for us regarding the World Tag Team Championships.


    Ranallo
    That news will come Sunday at SummerSlam. And speaking of Sunday, we will see the Women World Champion crowned. Right now, let’s take a look at one of the competitors who will be in that match, “The Boss” Sasha Banks.


    We cut to a video package showcasing Sasha.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDn5kdhSPKA



    **Commercial Break**



    “Roar Of The Lion” plays as we return to Smackdown. The crowd boos as Rusev and Lana make their way onto the stage.



    Hamilton
    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, being accompanied by "The Ravishing Russian" Lana, from Bulgaria, weighing in at 304 pounds, "The Bulgarian Brute" Rusev.


    Ranallo
    Welcome back to Smackdown. We are getting ready for action as the Bulgarian and Russian couple make their way to the ring. And Corey, Rusev looks focused.


    Graves
    Well we heard Rusev earlier tonight backstage with Sheamus saying he was going to crush Neville tonight. Both Rusev and Sheamus are looking to make examples of their opponents tonight. Rusev is first up.


    Ranallo
    This all stemmed from Rusev interrupting the Commissioner Shane McMahon last week demanding he get back his United States Championship that he was stripped of.


    “Break Orbit” plays and the crowd cheers as smoke rises from the stage and Neville comes out through the smoke.


    Hamilton
    And his opponent, from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, weighing in at 194 pounds, Neville.


    Ranallo
    And when the Commissioner told Rusev to prove he’s worthy of a championship against anyone in the back, Neville came to answer the challenge.


    Graves
    You know Mauro, Neville and I go back to our time in NXT when we were the Tag Team Champions. I have great respect for this man’s athleticism in the ring, but I don’t know what he was thinking accepting this challenge.


    Ranallo
    Perhaps Neville wants to use this match to prove himself.


    Graves
    I think this was a stupid decision on Neville’s part going up against the very angry “Bulgarian Brute” Rusev.



    Rusev vs. Neville

    The match starts back and forth I the beginning. Towards the end, Rusev has most of the control over Neville. Towards the end, Rusev hits Neville with a side suplex. Rusev goes for the cover...1...2... Neville kicks out. Rusev calls out for the Accolade but when he goes to stop on Neville's back, he rolls out of the way. Rusev goes to stomp on him again but Neville rolls away again and to the apron. Rusev, now frustrated, goes to grab Neville over the top rope, but Neville pulls his head down on the ropes, stunning Rusev for a moment. Rusev then goes back over to Neville but gets met with a kick to the side of the head. Neville lines up the dazed and stumbling Rusev and springboards into the ring hitting him with a dropkick. Both men slowly get to their feet but Neville takes advantage with his quick kicks. Neville hits Rusev with a spinning back kick to the gut and then a kick to the head, stunning Rusev. Neville runs at Rusev but gets met with a spinning heel kick by the Bulgarian. Rusev slowly lifts Neville up and shoves him off the ropes. Neville comes back off the ropes and Rusev goes for a clothesline, but Neville ducks it, runs off the ropes and catches Rusev on the way back with a flying headscissors takedown. Neville hits a standing shooting star press and goes for the cover...1...2...Rusev kicks out. Neville gets back up, runs off the ropes and nails a now seated Rusev with a basement dropkick. Neville drags the Bulgarian Brute closer to the corner and points to the sky signaling he's going up top. Neville gets to the outside but is distracted for a second by Lana who swipes at his foot. Neville ignores her and goes to the top rope. Neville jumps off the top rope, going for the Red Arrow but Rusev moves and Neville comes up short, landing hard to the mat. Neville slowly gets to his feet, clutching at his ribs when Rusev nails him with a side kick to the face. Rusev screams in a war cry fashion as Lana tells him to "crush" Neville. Rusev stops on Neville's back and locks him into the Accolade. Neville tries to fight it and hold on, reaching for the ropes but Rusev has it locked it tight. Neville has no choice but to tap out, allowing Rusev to pick up the win.



    Winner: Rusev



    Hamilton
    Here is your winner, Rusev!


    Rusev is still wrenching back on Neville with the Accolade. The referee is trying to get him off of Neville, but Rusev refuses to release the hold.


    Ranallo
    Rusev refusing to release Neville from the Accolade after the match is over.


    Graves
    It's like he said earlier to Sheamus. He's sending a message to guys like Neville not to get in his path.


    A few more referees come down to help.



    Ranallo
    He won the match. That should be enough of a message.


    Rusev finally let's go. The referees immediately check on Neville.


    Graves
    Rusev is still angry about being stripped of the United States Title clearly. We saw him vent his frustration verbally last week and now physically this week.


    Rusev gets in between the referees, grabs Neville by the hair and tosses him to the outside. Rusev then follows him out as the referees are yelling at him to stop and the crowd boos loudly.



    Ranallo
    Oh come on! I thought this was over.


    Rusev lifts Neville up and drills him spine first into the ring apron.



    Ranallo
    Rusev is incensed!


    Rusev, still holding Neville, runs and drives him back first into the steel steps.


    Graves
    I'll even admit, as much as I think Rusev has every right to be angry, he's taking it a bit too far now.


    Rusev tosses off the top of the steps and lets out a war cry.


    Ranallo
    A bit too far? Someone needs to stop this man before he really injures Neville.


    Rusev grabs Neville by the hair and starts to drag him towards the steps as he trash talks him in Bulgarian. Just then, "Catch Your Breathe" plays and Rusev stops dead in his tracks and looks up at the stage. The crowd goes crazy as Finn Balor rushes down to ringside towards Rusev.


    Ranallo
    It's Finn Balor! He's coming to the aid of his friend Neville!


    Rusev retreats through the crowd before Balor can get to him. The crowd boos Rusev running away from the beating they wanted to see Balor dish out.



    Graves
    Rusev is retreating. Probably a smart decision looking at the intense face of Finn Balor.

    The referees and ringside doctor make their way over to Neville to check on him. Balor goes over and checks on Neville as he yells back at Rusev to come back and fight.



    Ranallo
    All I can say is thank God for Finn Balor! Things could've gotten a lot worse if he hadn't come out here.

    We cut backstage where we see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.


    Saxton
    Please welcome my guest at this time Becky Lynch.


    Becky walks into frame with a smile on her face and her gear on as the crowd can be heard cheering her.



    Becky, last week you were in the Fatal Five Way match to determine who would go on for the Womens World Championship at SummerSlam. Unfortunately, you were not victorious. But tonight, you get to prove yourself as you will go one on one with Natalya. What are your thoughts heading into this match tonight?


    Becky
    I feel great Byron. Am I upset I lost last week? Of course I am. I wanted to be the one to go onto SummerSlam and become the new Womens World Champion.


    Becky pauses.


    But in matches like that, it all comes down to timing, and Sasha just was in the right place at the right time in that match. I give her all the credit in the world for winning, but it just as easily could've been me making someone tap out.


    Becky makes the tapping out motion and then pauses for a second.


    But it's time to look past that and onto the future. I'm not going to sulk.

    Becky starts to show her passion in her voice.


    I want to prove to Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick that I deserve a shot for the Womens World Championship in the future!


    Becky pauses and now has a determined tone to her.


    And tonight, I do that by beating a former champion in Natalya. Natalya is a tough competitor, but tonight I show what I can do when I kick her lass and Dis-Arm-Her.


    Becky smirks at her puns and walks away.

    We cut back to ringside with Ranallo and Graves


    Ranallo
    Becky Lynch looks ready for action when we return to Smackdown. But speaking of womens action, we will now take a special look at the former WWE Womens Champion and one of the competitors in Sunday’s Womens World Championship match, Charlotte.


    We cut to a video package showcasing Charlotte.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABzoTqaToAk

    **Commercial Break**

    Saxton
    Please welcome my guest at this time, Sami Zayn.


    The crowd can be heard cheering as Zayn steps into frame next to Saxton.


    Sami, at the beginning of the show tonight we learned that this Sunday at SummerSlam you will face Kevin Owens to determine the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship, after your original opportunity in the tournament was taken from you after an attack from Bray Wyatt. Now we heard from our General Manger earlier tonight that you are cleared to compete this Sunday, but how do you feel and do you feel like you're going into SummerSlam 100% two weeks after that brutal attack?


    Zayn
    Well Byron, physically I feel fine for this Sunday. Am I still feeling a bit of the effects of that attack from Bray Wyatt? Of course, but that's not going to stop me from going to SummerSlam this Sunday and beating Kevin Owens to become the new #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.


    Zayn pauses and the crowd can be heard cheering.


    I've fought so hard through aches and pains and injuries, jumping over obstacle after obstacle just to make it to this moment here!


    Zayn pauses.


    I know Sunday won't be easy. Kevin and I know each other so well. We've been best friends and bitter enemies. No one knows him better than me and vice versa.


    Zayn gets amped up as he has a determined look on his face.


    This Sunday at SummerSlam, you will see a war between two men who have wanted nothing more in their whole lives then to become World Heavyweight Champion!


    The crowd can be heard cheering as Saxton nods and looks to follow up with Zayn.


    Saxton
    Just one more thing Sami. Do you have any thoughts on or a message for Bray Wyatt after his attack on you?


    Zayn takes a second before answering, perhaps thinking back to what Wyatt did to him.


    Zayn
    Bray Wyatt is a great competitor, but two weeks ago when I beat him in the opening round of the tournament, he showed his jealous side.


    Zayn pauses.


    Bray couldn't handle the fact that he lost his opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship, so he took it out on me. I had respect for Wyatt as a competitor before, but now I just see him as a sore loser.


    Zayn starts to get passionate again.


    He stole from me my shot at the World Title, but thankfully now I have another shot at SummerSlam thanks to our General Manager. And you can be sure I'm taking advantage of that!


    Saxton
    Thank you, Sami and good luck this Sunday.


    Zayn nods at Saxton and walks off screen.

    We cut back to ringside as “New Foundation” plays. The crowd boos as Natalya makes her way onto the stage.



    Hamilton
    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Natalya.


    Ranallo
    Sound like Sami Zayn is ready for his opportunity this Sunday. And speaking of opportunity, here’s a woman who is looking to get some momentum so that she can have a future opportunity at the Womens World Championship.


    Graves
    Natalya looked great last week and in my opinion should be in the title match by default. As a former champion and a great veteran in the womens division, she deserves it.


    Ranallo
    Natalya a veteran for year here in WWE and as Corey mentioned a former Womens Champion. She looks to prove herself her tonight.


    “Celtic Invasion” plays and the crowd cheers as Becky Lynch comes out all pumped up.


    Hamilton
    And her opponent, from Dublin, Ireland, Becky Lynch.


    Ranallo
    And here comes another women looking to prove herself. We heard Becky earlier tonight saying she’s ready to move on and work towards taking on the winner at SummerSlam.


    Graves
    Thankfully she doesn’t have the authority to make herself #1 Contender. She’s a tough competitor but when there are great women like Natalya in this division she needs to fall back in line and earn her spot at the top.


    Ranallo
    Well Becky can certainly do that tonight with a definitive win over Natalya.

    Natalya vs. Becky Lynch

    The match is a back and forth contest between the two women. Towards the end, Natalya has been in control but Becky is now starting to gain momentum with a few short arm clotheslines to Natalya, followed by a Scoop Slam and a quick leg drop. Becky goes for the cover...1...2... Natalya kicks out. Becky gets Natalya up and hits her with the Becksplex. Becky smacks the mat as she fills with energy. Becky charges at Natalya for a flying forearm in the corner but Natalya catches Becky in the air, walks out of the corner and slams her to the mat with a Spinebuster. Natalya then grabs Becky's legs and locks in the Sharpshooter. Becky is reaching out to the ropes in pain, trying not to tap. Becky is able to crawl to the ropes and breaks the hold. Natalya though holds onto Becky's legs and pulls her away from the ropes towards the middle of the ring. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter again, but this time Becky reaches up and pulls Natalya in for a small package...1...2... Natalya kicks out. Both women get to their feet and Natalya immediately goes for a Discus Clothesline but Becky ducks it and goes behind Natalya. Becky grabs Natalya's arms behind her back and goes for a back slide but flips Natalya over to her stomach instead of a pin. Becky immediately grabs Natalya's arm and locks in the Dis-Arm-Her. Natalya holds on in pain but has nowhere to go, forcing her to tap out to Becky.



    Winner: Becky Lynch



    Hamilton
    Here is your winner by submission, Becky Lynch!


    Ranallo
    Becky Lynch with an impressive win over Natalya, making her tap out, which is no easy feat.


    Graves
    I won’t take anything away from her win, but Becky is still going to have to do a lot more to prove she belongs at the top then just one lucky win.


    Ranallo
    Luck has nothing to do with it as the fiery Becky Lynch starts to make her case for a future title shot.

    We cut backstage to the trainer’s room where we see Neville laying down on his stomach and the doctor checking on his back.


    Doctor
    How does this feel?


    The doctor applies a bit of pressure on Neville.



    Neville
    Yeah that's where it's the most painful.


    Doctor
    Well the good news is that it looks like it's just bruising and stiffness in the lower back. You should be fine after a week or two of rest and icing.


    Neville
    Thanks doc.


    The doctor takes his gloves off and goes off to presumably wash his hands when Finn Balor walks into the frame.



    Balor
    How's it going? Is it bad?


    Neville
    Not as bad as I thought. Just need to rest it which you know is the worst.


    Balor
    Yeah nothing worse than sitting around for guys like us.


    Neville
    I wanted to thank you for having my back out there. Things could've gotten a lot worse if you didn't.


    Balor
    Oh don't worry about it. You're my friend. I couldn't sit back and watch Rusev injure you.


    Neville
    Well thanks again.


    Neville tries to move over and winces a bit in pain.


    Rusev is lucky my back is in this shape or I'd come after him right now. I can't wait to get back in there with him and teach him not to mess with me.


    Balor
    He'll pay for his actions. And if you can't teach him a lesson... then I guess I will.


    Balor walks out of the room.

    We cut back to ringside with Ranallo and Graves.



    Graves
    Finn Balor better know what he’s getting himself into. Rusev is a one man wrecking crew and if Balor isn’t careful, he’ll end up right next to his buddy Neville in the trainer’s room or worse.


    Ranallo
    Well throughout the night we’ve taken a special look at each world title contender ahead of the big Dual Contract Signing tonight and the championship matches on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the final competitor, the man who will be fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns.


    We cut to a video package showcasing Reigns.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPEE6uem_PU



    **Commercial Break**



    We come back to Smackdown, joining at ringside.


    Ranallo
    Welcome back to Sma…


    Just then, Ranallo is cut off by the Wyatt interruption video taking over the screen. We see a dark room with ominous smoke around. The camera pans over to show Bray Wyatt in his rocking chair looking down.


    Wyatt
    You just don’t get it do you? You think banishing me is a solution…


    Wyatt laughs sinisterly and lifts his head up.


    But it’s not. You tried to organize a manhunt to track me down…


    Wyatt smiles sinisterly and points to himself.



    But I’m no man….


    Wyatt puts his arms out.


    I AM A GOD! And you can’t see God because he’s all around you.


    Wyatt points all around him and then focuses back forward.


    See… you can’t get rid of me no matter how hard you try. But I will not stop until I get what is rightfully mine… the “great power!”


    Wyatt looks down at his glove on his hand and starts opening and clutching his fist.


    Now some seem to think that I’m some sort of a sore loser… that I embody jealousy.


    Wyatt lifts his head up and focuses back forward again with a very serious look and demeanor.


    Well I know not of jealousy! I know not of envy!


    Wyatt points emphatically at himself.


    I know only of revenge and power… Power that I will use to make the world a better place and revenge against anyone who steps in my path!


    Wyatt stares sadistically forward for a few seconds before letting out a low evil laugh.


    And I promise you, I will get my “great power”… and I will get my revenge.


    Wyatt stands up from his rocking chair and looks forward with a serious and sinister look on his face.


    Look over your shoulder at all times… because the new face of fear is coming for you.


    Wyatt pauses and gets closer to the screen.


    RUN!


    Wyatt walks away out of frame, so we only see the rocking chair still rocking a bit in the dark room. The Wyatt interruption video flashes on screen as we go back to ringside.

    “Hellfire” plays and the crowd boos as Sheamus makes his way onto the stage.



    Hamilton
    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Dublin, Ireland, weighing in at 267 pounds, "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus.


    Ranallo
    Well we will try to regroup here as the Celtic Warrior gets ready for action.


    Graves
    As we talked about earlier, Sheamus and Rusev both said that they were going to teach their opponents a lesson. Rusev already did by taking out Neville and who knows how bad that could’ve been if it wasn’t for Finn Balor coming out. One can only imagine what Sheamus has in stored for Apollo Crews.


    Ranallo
    Sheamus looks to be in a foul mood tonight. As you said Corey, we saw what his buddy Rusev was capable earlier tonight. How far will Sheamus take it?


    “Cruise Control” plays and the crowd cheers as Apollo Crews comes out onto the stage all pumped up.


    Hamilton
    And his opponent, from Stone Mountain, GA, weighing in at 240 pounds, Apollo Crews.


    Ranallo
    That’s if Sheamus even gets the opportunity to on Apollo Crews.


    Graves
    Apollo Crews is a great athlete. We saw him down in NXT, but what has he done here? Nothing. Sheamus is a former World Champion. Apollo doesn’t know what he got himself into.


    We cut to a replay from the Battle Royal last week showing Crews eliminate both Rusev and Sheamus.


    Ranallo
    Well Sheamus is still bitter from this impressive elimination last week as Crews eliminated both Sheamus and Rusev at the same time.


    We then cut to a replay of Sheamus interrupting Crews’ interview backstage last week and the two brawling until they are pulled apart.



    Sheamus clearly didn’t take to kindly to that. He claimed Crews cheated to eliminate them by “catching them off guard” leading to this heated confrontation last week. General Manager Alex Maverick then made this match official tonight for these two men to settle their differences in the ring.

    Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews

    Both men come right out of the gate trading punches with each other. The match progresses as a back and forth match with few pins but a lot of brawling. Towards the end, Sheamus looks like he's going for the Brogue Kick, but Crews ducks underneath it. Sheamus turns around right into a jumping kick to the side of the head by Crews, which sends Sheamus stumbling back to the ropes. Crews runs at Sheamus for a clothesline, but Sheamus ducks down and back body drops Crews over the top rope yet Crews manages to land on his feet on the apron. Sheamus immediately grabs Crews with his back to him and starts clubbing his chest for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Sheamus gets to four and Crews catches Sheamus' arm and elbows him in the head, sending the Irishman stumbling backwards a bit. Crews turns around but Sheamus charges at Crews and shoves him off the apron and into the barricade on the outside. Sheamus goes out right after him and the two exchange blows. Sheamus catches Crews with a knee and tries to slam him head first into the barricade but Crews reverses it and does so to Sheamus instead. Crews then hops up onto the nearby steel steps and moonsaults off the steps and onto a standing Sheamus, taking both men out. The referee is up to a count of 5 as both men start to stir but instead of getting back into the ring, they continue to trade blows with each other. Sheamus puts his head down and digs his shoulder into Crews' mid-section driving him into the corner of the barricade by the ramp. The two continue to trade blows and show no signs of stopping as the referee gets to the count of 10, counting both men out.



    Winner: Double Count Out

    The bell continues to ring and the referee is trying to wave them off, but Sheamus and Crews ignore it all and keep brawling on the outside.


    Ranallo
    The referee has counted both men out but they don’t seem to care.


    Graves
    This has gone beyond a match. These two just want to prove they’re tougher than the other.


    Just then, Rusev runs down the ramp and to ringside and attacks Crews from behind, helping out Sheamus.


    Ranallo
    Oh come on! What is this now?! Why is Rusev out here?!


    Graves
    He’s helping his friend out. Don’t forget, Rusev has a bone to pick with Crews too for that sneak attack elimination last week.


    Ranallo
    This is a two on one mugging of Apollo Crews. Someone needs to help him before they injure him.


    Just then, “Catch Your Breathe” plays and the place goes wild. Rusev and Sheamus stop and look up at the stage to see Finn Balor running down the ramp towards them.


    Ranallo
    Now the odds are even!


    Balor goes right after Rusev, pounding away at him. Sheamus tries to pull Balor off, but Balor clocks him with a big forearm to the face. Balor grabs Rusev by the back of the head and tosses him into the ring.


    Graves
    Finn going right after Rusev after earlier tonight he couldn’t get his hands on him when he attacked Neville.


    Balor gets in the ring. Rusev goes for a side kick to the head, but Balor ducks it and nails him with a pele kick, which send Rusev falling backwards through the ropes and to the outside.


    Ranallo
    Balor getting some revenge for his friend Neville!


    Sheamus grabs Rusev quickly and helps carry him up the ramp as Balor taunts at them to come back for more.


    Graves
    Smart by Sheamus getting Rusev out of there. There’s no telling how far Finn Balor would’ve gone.


    Balor grabs a microphone and stares right at Sheamus and Rusev who are at the top of the ramp.


    Balor
    You two think your tough guys huh? Well why don’t you prove how tough you are. Me and Apollo Crews vs. the two of you… this Sunday at SummerSlam!


    Rusev and Sheamus yell back that he’s on. Rusev makes the breaking motion towards Balor, who is now joined by Apollo Crews in the ring. Crews pats Balor on the back, thanking him for having his back.


    Graves
    Looks like Rusev and Sheamus have accepted the challenge. With the mood these two are in, Balor and Crews better be ready for one hell of a beating.


    Ranallo
    Finn Balor standing up to the two bullies Rusev and Sheamus and laying down the challenge for this Sunday.



    We cut backstage to see Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick walking away from a monitor in the hallway and to the ring. The two are conversing when Byron Saxton comes up to them with a microphone and stops them.


    Saxton
    Excuse me gentlemen. I know you are heading to the ring now for the Dual Contract Signing, but if I could just have a moment of your time.


    McMahon
    Sure Byron.


    Saxton
    We just saw Finn Balor issue a challenge moments ago. It looks as though Sheamus and Rusev have accepted it. Are you making it official for this Sunday?


    Maverick
    We were just discussing this before you came up to us. Yes, this Sunday at SummerSlam, it will be Rusev and Sheamus teaming up to take on Apollo Crews and Finn Balor.


    The crowd can be heard cheering in the background.


    Saxton
    One more question. Two weeks ago you suspended Bray Wyatt, but we’ve seen him as recently as a few minutes ago relay messages to you about how he won’t stop until he has the “great power.”


    Maverick’s face goes from smiling to very serious as he cuts it right as Saxton finishes his sentence.


    Maverick
    Bray Wyatt is suspended, no matter how much he thinks he isn’t. You saw last week, we have been adding extra security around the building to keep him out and we will deal with him fully at a later date.


    Maverick looks like he’s about to leave but Saxton stops him with a follow up question.



    Saxton
    But what if that doesn’t stop him?


    Maverick grinds his teeth a bit and closes his eyes in frustration as he takes a deep breath and turns towards Saxton with an even more serious and frustrated tone.


    Maverick
    Look, I don’t care what Bray Wyatt says, ok? He talks about power, but he has no power… I do! So Wyatt can keep playing his mind games, taking over the screen but that’s just going to make things worse for him. I promise I am NOT going to have him take over Smackdown!


    McMahon pats Maverick on the back who shakes off the frustration.


    McMahon
    Excuse us Byron but we have a contract signing to get to.

    **Commercial Break**


    We come back from commercial break with “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember playing and the album cover for “Bad Vibrations” on the screen.


    Graves
    We'd like to thank A Day To Remember for one of the official themes for SummerSlam, "Bullfight" off their album "Bad Vibrations" available now.


    Ranallo
    And Corey, SummerSlam is just five days away and what an event it's shaping out to be.


    A graphic shows up on the screen for Rusev & Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews & Finn Balor.


    Graves
    That's right. We just heard from our General Manager before the break make this match official. After saving Neville earlier in the night from Rusev, Finn Balor came out to just before to even the odds with Apollo Crews as Sheamus and Rusev were beating him down. Finn laid down the challenge and this Sunday we will see these two teams go at it, each with their own idea of getting revenge.


    A graphic shows up on the screen for Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn.


    Ranallo
    And speaking of getting what they want, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn both believe they were robbed of a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Our General Manager Alex Maverick agreed with both of them and they will now compete at SummerSlam to determine the #1 contender for the championship. Which one of these former best friends turned bitter rivals will walk out with a title shot?


    A graphic shows up on the screen for the Womens World Championship match.



    Graves
    It's is one of our two world Title matches this Sunday. Charlotte was stripped of the WWE Womens Championship when the draft happened and this Sunday she gets a shot to replace what she never lost when she takes on Sasha Banks to crown the Womens World Champion. We've seen these two have battles in NXT and here on the main roster. I can promise this will be one hell of a match.


    A graphic shows up on the screen for the World Heavyweight Championship match.



    Ranallo
    And the other world Title match will promise to be one hell of a match as well as we will see AJ Styles take on Roman Reigns. We started with eight men and we are now down to the final two in the tournament. Both men have been very impressive in this tournament and the finals will sure be no different. Who will walk out as the new World Heavyweight Champion this Sunday?

    We cut back to ringside as “Smack Down” by Thousand Foot Krutch plays. The crowd cheers as Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon make their way down to the ring.


    Hamilton
    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Commissioner of Smackdown Shane McMahon and the General Manager of Smackdown Alex Maverick.


    Ranallo
    And here comes the moment we’ve been waiting for all night. The first ever Dual Contract Signing.


    Graves
    I can’t wait for this. And let me just saw how dare Byron Saxton act like that towards our General Manager trying to get him worked up. These two men have put so much work into this historic event and that should be the only focus.


    Ranallo
    Well it was something that needed to be brought up, but nonetheless that’s not what this is all about. This is about making our huge two World Title matches official for Sunday.

    McMahon and Maverick get into the ring and look out at the crowd cheering. In the ring, we see a long table in the middle of the ring with two chairs on either side. On the table, there are two contracts and the Womens World Championship and World Heavyweight Championship.


    McMahon
    What’s up Austin!


    The Austin crowd cheers.


    Tonight you get to bear witness to an historic event.


    Maverick
    That’s right Shane. This is the first ever Dual Contract Signing in WWE history!


    The crowd cheers.


    McMahon
    For the first time ever, the competitors fighting for the Men and Womens World Titles will be out here to sign their contracts to make their matches official.


    Maverick
    And this Sunday at SummerSlam you will witness history again as we crown our new Womens World Champion and new World Heavyweight Champion.


    McMahon
    As you can see we have the table out here, the chairs all setup, the championships displayed, and the contracts printed and ready to sign. Now we just need the competitors.


    Maverick
    So without further ado, let’s introduce them now.


    Maverick jesters towards the titantron. “Sky’s The Limit” plays and out comes Sasha Banks to the crowd cheering for her.



    Maverick
    “The Boss” Sasha Banks!


    Ranallo
    Sasha won the right to compete this Sunday after winning the Fatal Five Way last week in an impressive showing. If she has another night like that on Sunday, she may walk out with the title.


    “Recognition” plays and Charlotte makes her way out to the crowd booing her.


    McMahon
    Charlotte!


    Graves
    Forget about Sasha. Charlotte is the rightful heir to the Womens World Championship and after Sunday will have gold back around her waist.


    “Phenomenal” plays and AJ Styles comes out to a mixed reaction from the crowd.


    Maverick
    “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles!


    Ranallo
    He has traveled the world but this Sunday he gets the opportunity to show just how phenomenal he really is.


    “The Truth Reigns” plays and out comes Roman Reigns to a mixed reaction from the crowd.


    McMahon
    And Roman Reigns!


    Graves
    But he’ll have to go through “The Guy” who’s been to the top before here in WWE in Roman Reigns and that is no easy feat.


    All four competitors sit down at the table. Sasha and Charlotte sit down across from each other where the Womens World Championship is and Styles and Reigns sit across from each other where the World Heavyweight Championship is.


    Maverick
    Welcome all. As you can see in front of you is the contract for your championship match at SummerSlam. All four of you have had the chance backstage to review your respective contracts and have agreed to the terms, so let’s get these signed and make these World Championship matches official.


    McMahon
    Ladies, you are up first.


    Sasha goes to grab the contract, but Charlotte snatches it away first. Sasha has a “what the hell?” look on her face as Charlotte grabs her microphone and the crowd boos.



    Charlotte
    No no no. I sign this contract first sweetheart. As the Queen of WWE, it is my privilege to be the first at everything. I will be the first to sign this contract and I will be the first to win that Womens World Championship.


    Charlotte points to the title belt on the table as the crowd boos her.


    It’s in my blood. I’m a Flair… Woo!


    The crowd Woos in respect to Ric Flair.


    That means I was born better than you. You’re just a common person Sasha. There’s nothing special about you. Oh yes you scratched and clawed your way somehow to the main roster, but the fact is that you’ve hit your glass ceiling.


    Charlotte puts her hand up to signify a glass ceiling.


    This is it for you Sasha. Facing me at SummerSlam is the peak of your career. And spoiler alert… you’re not winning this championship, because it’s coming home with me.


    Charlotte pauses and the crowd boos her heavily. Charlotte leans forward on the table to get closer to Sasha.


    I was the WWE Womens Champion and I should still be if it wasn’t for this man and his stupid executive decision.


    Charlotte points to Maverick, who just stands there trying not to say anything and rolls his eyes at the remark.


    I was unrightfully stripped of my Womens Championship. I never lost it. No one could beat me, and that includes you Sasha. And this Sunday, I will once again put championship gold around my waist while you do what you do best…


    Charlotte leans in a bit more.


    Lay flat on your back a loser looking up at me standing tall once again victorious.


    The crowd boos as Charlotte grabs the pen from the contract and signs it. She flings it over towards Sasha across the table and sits back with a cocky look on her face. Sasha grabs the contract and looks at it. She then puts it down and picks up her microphone.


    Sasha
    You know, no matter how long I know you, I’m still amazed by how much of a pompous jerk you are.


    Charlotte looks shocked and angry at that comment as the crowd cheers.


    All you do is sit here and talk about what you have done and what your daddy has done. Well guess what? You’ll never be Ric Flair.


    The crowd “ohs” at the comment which seems to aggravate Charlotte.


    Just because you’re his daughter doesn’t mean you have his talent. You always say you’re “genetically superior” but it looks like it skipped a generation.


    This frustrated Charlotte even more who almost jumps out of her chair.


    You see Charlotte, I don’t care who your dad is. I don’t even care what you have done in the past. You were the champion and that’s impressive and all but you’re not anymore. Get over it!


    Sasha is all fired up and stands up from her seat.


    The only thing that matters now is this Sunday you and I will go one on one for the Womens World Championship. I've been waiting for this moment since I was a little girl.


    Sasha leans in closer to Charlotte.


    And I’ll be damned if I don’t give it my all and walk out of SummerSlam the first and new Womens World Champion!


    Sasha slams her microphone on the table as the crowd cheers loudly for her. She grabs the contract and signs it before sitting back down in her seat.


    Maverick
    Ok and now gentlemen, it’s your turn.


    Styles pulls the contract towards him and grabs his microphone.

    Styles

    18 years…

    Styles pauses and raises his voice a bit.


    18 years I traveled around the world fighting in everywhere from gymnasiums to the Tokyo Dome. Everywhere I’ve gone I’ve beaten the best, I’ve become champion, and I’ve been at the top of the mountain. And after 18 years, I’ve made it here to WWE, the last mountain to climb.


    Styles pauses and looks at the World Heavyweight Championship belt.


    This Sunday is more than just a match for me. This Sunday will be the defining moment of my career. I’ve never felt better and more confident in my life.


    Styles looks up straight at Reigns.


    I will walk into the Brooklyn a man who was the best everywhere else in the world…


    Styles pauses and puts his hand on the title belt.


    And I will walk out the best in the ENTIRE world as I walk out with the last championship that I haven’t won…


    Styles stands up and lifts the title belt into the air in front of Reigns.


    The World Heavyweight Championship!


    The crowd cheers mostly with a few boos mixed in. Styles lowers the title and grabs the contract. He sits down and signs the contract. Styles then slides it over to Reigns, who doesn’t seem too impressed. Reigns grabs his microphone.



    Reigns
    AJ, you brag about competing around the world for 18 years…


    Reigns pauses.



    Well I’ve been competing around the world too… but here in WWE. You see while you were fighting in bingo halls and gymnasiums, I was busy main eventing WrestleMania…


    Reigns holds up two fingers.


    Twice. You can talk about all the different championships you’ve won around the world but the only one that matters is this World Title here in WWE.


    Reigns points to the World Title belt in front of him.


    I’ve been World Champion three times already, and this Sunday at SummerSlam I plan to make it number 4. So congratulations on making it to the big leagues after 18 years… and this Sunday in Brooklyn I show you why it took you 18 years to make it here.


    The crowd “oo’s” at Reigns’ comment as he drops the microphone. He picks up the contract and signs it. Styles, who looks angry with that comment, grabs his microphone again.


    Styles
    You see this is the problem with you. You have no respect for the hard work that people like me have put in to trying to get here. I’m proud of my time on the indies and in Japan. And yes, it took me 18 years to get here. That’s probably because unlike you and Miss Queen over here I didn’t have my family legacy hand me a shot here in WWE.


    The crowd “oh’s” at the comment. Reigns smirks but Charlotte looks furious and grabs the microphone. She stands and gets right in the face of Styles across the table.



    Charlotte
    How dare you! You’re just jealous of our natural born gifts. I got here because I’m just that good. And if you and little Miss Sasha Banks have a probably with that then why don’t you two actually step up and win something for once.


    Sasha stands up and gets right in the face of Charlotte yelling at her. Styles and Reigns are also standing yelling at each other. All four are now yelling at each other from across the table.


    Maverick
    Hey… let’s settle down ok?


    They ignore Maverick and the opponents then focus more on each other. Charlotte reaches across and shoves Sasha in the face. The crowd “oh’s” as Sasha looks away for a second and Charlotte is boasting. Sasha then runs and jumps over the table onto Charlotte, starting a brawl on the mat between the two.


    Ranallo
    Sasha’s had enough!


    Reigns and Styles look at each other and start brawling over the table as well.


    Graves
    And now Reigns and Styles are getting into it.


    Reigns slams Styles head on the table, causing him to stumble backwards. Reigns tosses the table out of the way and goes right after Styles.


    Graves
    Things are really starting to break down now!


    McMahon and Maverick are waving down security and other superstars to come down to keep them all apart as Reigns and Styles trade blows in one corner and Sasha and Charlotte trade blows in the other.


    Ranallo
    Security and superstars are pouring out from the back. But can they contain these four?!


    Security and the other superstars finally pull Reigns, Styles, Sasha, and Charlotte apart and hold them back in each of the four corners. All four are trying to fight out and get to their Sunday opponents.


    Graves
    Oh I can’t wait for Sunday Mauro. These four are going to tear each other apart.


    Ranallo
    We certainly are going to get two intense and amazing matches for the World Titles.


    Just then, the Wyatt interruption video takes over the screen and the lights go off in the arena. We hear Wyatt laughing in the background as the lights are still off. The lights go back on and we see Wyatt’s rocking chair in the middle of the ring rocking with the World Heavyweight Championship in the seat. Everyone has stopped and Maverick, standing right next to the chair, stares down at it with a frustrated, yet worried look.


    Ranallo
    The look on Alex Maverick’s face says it all. Bray Wyatt with more mind games!


    Graves
    Maverick said he had things under control with Wyatt but… I don’t know if that’s possible.


    Ranallo
    Bray Wyatt making it clear to our General Manager and everyone else that he wants the World Heavyweight Championship. What will happen come this Sunday at SummerSlam?!


    Quick Results:
    Kevin Owens def. Zack Ryder
    Ascension def. Lucha Dragons
    Rusev def. Neville
    Becky Lynch def. Natalya

    Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews ends in a Double Count Out


    SummerSlam Card – 8/21/16
    World Heavyweight Championship
    Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles

    Womens World Championship
    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks

    #1 Contendership to World Heavyweight Championship
    Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

    Rusev & Sheamus vs. Finn Balor & Apollo Crews

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    SummerSlam News & Notes

    We are twenty four hours away from WWE SummerSlam where both Raw and Smackdown superstars will compete. This is the first pay per view with Alex Maverick and Nick Kennedy leading the charge for their respective brands. Here are some news and notes we are hearing heading into the event. Be advised these are not concrete and plans can change as we get closer to the event.


    With there only being one Women’s Division match it is said that Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte will be given plenty of time and go on later in the show. Officials are confident that the two women can put on a strong match.

    There are rumors of a shake-up happening during the United States title match. What the shake-up is, we are unsure of right now. We’re hearing it can range anywhere from a superstar being added to the match, to a not so-clean finish which may turn one superstar heel or even a double count-out where no champion is crowned. The reason for this “shake-up” is unknown.

    One thing that seems all but certain is The New Day will not walk out of Brooklyn as the new WWE Tag Team Champions. Nick Kennedy and other officials seem very high on The Revival.

    Speaking of tag teams it seems like Finn Balor and Apollo Crews are a one and done type team. It’s being rumored that both are in line for big singles pushes.

    It seems like there is a huge conflict in the WWE Championship match. John Cena is currently chasing Ric Flair’s record and can tie it at SummerSlam. However, Nick Kennedy feels like the sixteenth time should be held at a bigger event, like a WrestleMania. Others feel like this is the perfect time to do it. Ultimately the decision is that of Kennedy’s.

    Make sure to tune in to SummerSlam this Sunday live from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.

    SummerSlam Predication Contest
    (1 Point for each correct guess)

    United States Championship Match
    Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro

    WWE Tag Team Championship Match
    The New Day vs. The Revival


    Tag Team Spectacular
    Finn Balor & Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus & Rusev

    Number One Contendership Match For World Heavweight Championship
    Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn


    Number One Contendership Match For WWE Championship
    Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose


    World Women’s Championship
    Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte

    World Heavyweight Championship Match
    AJ Styles vs. Roman Reigns


    WWE Championship Match
    Chris Jericho vs. John Cena

    Additional Questions

    Match Order? (1 point each):


    Will there be a “shake-up” during the United States Championship Match? Is so what?

    Who will take the pin-fall in both tag team matches?


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    SummerSlam – 8/21/16
    Barclays Center
    Brooklyn, NY


    WWE “Then, Now, Forever” opening video plays.


    The opening video package starts with a shot of the New York City skyline at night as “Back To The NYC” by CFO$ plays.

    Main Voice Over

    New York. The city of hopes, dreams and new beginnings.

    The shot turns into a first person view of the Brooklyn Bridge as if we are going over it.


    There is only one place for the Biggest Party Of The Summer.

    The camera comes up to a lit Barclays Center.


    And that’s right back here in Brooklyn!

    It zooms into the building.


    It’s a new era in the WWE. New management…

    A clip is shown of Nick Kennedy coming out on his first night standing in the ring with the pyro behind him. It then shows Alex Maverick in the middle of the ring on his first night shaking hands with Shane McMahon with the two championship podiums beside them.


    New brands…

    A clip is shown of the Raw set with fireworks and then the Smackdown set with fireworks.


    And new rules. Tonight will be a night where grudges are settled…

    Rusev and Sheamus are shown on the screen.


    Sheamus (V.O.)

    Let’s show the whole locker room who they're dealing with.

    Apollo Crews and Finn Balor are shown on screen.


    Balor (V.O.)

    Why don’t you prove how tough you are… at SummerSlam.

    Main Voice Over

    Contenders will be determined…

    Seth Rollins is shown on the screen.


    Rollins (V.O.)

    I’m going to prove once again why I was the leader of The Shield and that only I deserve a title shot.

    Dean Ambrose is shown on the screen.


    Ambrose (V.O.)

    I don’t care who I have to go through… I’m getting my WWE Championship back.

    Kevin Owens is shown on the screen.


    Owens (V.O.)

    No one deserves a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship more than me.

    Sami Zayn is shown on the screen.


    Zayn (V.O.)

    Nothing is going to stop me from becoming the new #1 Contender.

    Main Voice Over

    And champions will be crowned.

    New Day is shown on the screen.


    Woods (V.O.)

    We will win back our W…W…E… Tag… Team… Championships.

    The Revival is shown on the screen.


    Revival (V.O.)

    No flips, just fists… we will punch our way through the competition to the Tag Team Titles.

    Jack Swagger is shown on the screen.


    Swagger (V.O.)

    An All American American will take home the greatest prize for the greatest country.

    Cesaro is shown on the screen.


    Cesaro (V.O.)

    I will show everyone what the Swiss Superman can do and win the U.S. Championship.

    Sasha Banks is shown on screen.


    Sasha (V.O.)

    The only thing that matters now is you and I will go one on one for the Women's World Championship.

    Charlotte is shown on the screen.


    Charlotte (V.O.)

    As the Queen of WWE, it is my privilege to be the first to win that Women's World Championship.

    AJ Styles is shown on the screen.


    Styles (V.O.)

    This is more than just a match for me. This will be the defining moment of my career.

    Roman Reigns is shown on the screen.


    Reigns (V.O.)

    I’ve been World Champion three times already, and at SummerSlam I plan to make it number 4.

    Chris Jericho is shown on the screen.


    Jericho (V.O.)

    I will destroy that stupid idiot John Cena and become the WWE Champion.

    John Cena is shown on the screen.


    Cena (V.O.)

    At SummerSlam, I tie Ric Flair’s record and become the 16 time World Champion.

    Main Voice Over

    Get ready for SummerSlam!

    The SummerSlam logo is shown on the screen as “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember plays.

    Main Voice Over

    And now, Raw and Smackdown present WWE SummerSlam!
    We cut to the inside of the Barclays Center where tons of pyro is going off and the fans are loud and on their feet.

    Ranallo
    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the first pay per view of the new era. The biggest party of the summer. Welcome to WWE SummerSlam! We are coming to you live for the second year in a row from the Barclay Center.
    We cut to ringside by the Smackdown announce table with Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves.
    Representing the blue brand, I’m Mauro Ranallo joined by the “Savior of Misbehavior” Corey Graves.

    Graves

    Over 18,000 Brooklyn strong are going crazy in anticipation for this historic night. I’m right there with them… I can’t wait to see what happens tonight!

    Ranallo

    And we will make history as five new champions will be crowned and so much more to look forward to. Are you ready Corey?

    Graves

    I’ve been ready all week Mauro. Let’s get this night started.

    “Hellfire” plays and the crowd boos as Sheamus makes his way onto the stage.

    Hamilton

    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Making his way to the ring, from Dublin, Ireland, weighing in at 267 pounds, "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus.

    Ranallo

    And we kick things off with Smackdown tag team action.

    Graves

    There’s no better way to kick off the night than with a Smackdown match-up, especially with the hard hitting “Celtic Warrior” Sheamus.

    Ranallo

    This all started two weeks ago when in a Battle Royal to fill the open spot in the World Title Tournament, Apollo Crews eliminated both Rusev and Sheamus at the same time.

    A video is show on the screen recapping Crews eliminating Sheamus and Rusev in the Battle Royal.

    Graves

    It was a cheap move. Rusev and Sheamus had just eliminated Kane and along comes Apollo Crews with no sense of sportsmanship sneaking up and catching Sheamus and Rusev off guard.

    “Roar Of The Lion” plays and the crowd boos as Rusev and Lana make their way onto the stage.

    Hamilton

    His tag team partner, being accompanied by "The Ravishing Russian" Lana, from Bulgaria, weighing in at 304 pounds, "The Bulgarian Brute" Rusev.

    Graves

    I’m still sick thinking about it, just like Sheamus and Rusev were.

    Ranallo

    Well Rusev would take to his own separate agenda as well as he argued with Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon about being stripped of his United States Championship.

    Graves

    He had every right to argue and he has every right to still argue. And what did he get? A match with Neville who stuck his nose in Rusev’s business, but ultimately paid the price.

    Ranallo

    These two men vowed this past Tuesday on Smackdown to put the whole locker room on notice and they look to continue to do so tonight.

    “Cruise Control” plays and the crowd cheers as Apollo Crews makes his way out to the stage.

    Hamilton

    Their opponents, first, from Stone Mountain, GA, weighing in at 240 pounds, Apollo Crews.

    Ranallo

    But not if this man has anything to say about it. Apollo Crews showed he will not go down without a fight.

    A video shows on the screen of Sheamus interrupting Crews during an interview two weeks ago and them brawl with each other backstage.

    Graves

    I will give Crews credit. He stood toe to toe with one of the best brawlers in Sheamus, but he will regret his decision to incite both Sheamus and Rusev.

    Ranallo

    And you can already see Crews eyeing Sheamus. He wants payback for this past Tuesday.

    “Catch Your Breath” plays and the crowd goes wild as Finn Balor comes out with his leather jacket taunting to his music with the crowd.

    Hamilton

    And his tag team partner, from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, weighing in at 190 pounds, Finn Balor.

    Ranallo

    Thankfully for Crews, this man, Finn Balor had his back on Smackdown.

    Graves

    Finn Balor is a great talent. There is no doubt about that. But he needs to keep his nose where it belongs.

    A video is shown of this past week on Smackdown where Rusev has Neville in the Accolade still after the match and slams him into the steel steps back first. Balor then comes out and chases Rusev away into the crowd before he could do more damage to Neville.

    Ranallo

    Well it was this past Tuesday where Finn Balor got involved for moral reasons. Rusev was attacking Neville after the match was over and thankfully Finn Balor came down to the aid of his longtime friend from competing together around the world and in NXT.

    A video is shown of Sheamus and Crews battling on the outside this past week on Smackdown. Rusev then comes out and beats on Crews as well, until Balor comes out and takes out Sheamus and Rusev until they retreat.

    Graves

    And later in the night, Balor decided to come out for no reason and attack Rusev and Sheamus. You can say he was getting revenge for Neville or he was helping Crews, but I think he just wanted the spotlight.

    Ranallo

    Finn Balor laid out the challenge which brings us to this match tonight.

    Rusev & Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews & Finn Balor

    Sheamus and Crews point to each other signaling they want to start against the other due to their history the last few weeks. They meet in the center of the ring and start trading punches right away with each other. Crews gets the better of the exchange and keeps punching Sheamus as he stumbles backwards. Crews goes to Irish whip him, but Sheamus uses his strength to stop it and knee Crews in the gut. Sheamus follows up with a few punches to the head and gut of Crews sending him backwards. Sheamus goes to Irish whip Crews, but this time Crews blocks it with his strength stopping in his tracks and hitting away Sheamus’ arm. Crews then connects with a dropkick which send Sheamus back off the ropes. Sheamus comes back off the ropes and Crews lifts him for a back body drop, followed by a kick to the back of a sitting Sheamus. Crews grabs Sheamus and brings him to his corner where he tags in Balor. Balor gets in and Crews grabs him and tosses him into Sheamus for a corner dropkick. Sheamus falls forward and Balor goes for the cover...


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    Sheamus kicks out. Balor gets Sheamus in a side headlock on the ground. Sheamus starts to get back to his feet and tosses Balor off of him, but Balor comes back ducking a clothesline and immediately catching Sheamus with a reverse neckbreaker. Balor reaches over and tags Crews back in. Crews waits for Sheamus to get up and hits him with a running jumping clothesline. Crews lifts up Sheamus and gets him into a suplex which he's able to hold Sheamus in the air for a few seconds, impressing the crowd. Crews goes for the cover...


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    Sheamus kicks out. Crews lifts Sheamus up and delivers a few jabs and kicks to him. Sheamus gets agitated and shoves Crews off him. Sheamus and Crews both look at each other and start trading punches once again but this time even harder. They each grab their opponent's head for leverage and start moving towards the ropes until the referee gets in there to force a rope break. Sheamus shoves Crews over the head of the referee but Crews comes back with a clothesline taking Sheamus to the outside. Crews waits for Sheamus to get to his feet, runs off the ropes and launches himself over the top rope, but Sheamus catches him with a clothesline to the gut, taking Crews out. Sheamus grabs Crews aggressively and slams him against the barricade yelling in his face. Sheamus tosses Crews hard into the apron back first and then back into the ring. Sheamus gets back in as well and starts stomping on the chest of Crews. Sheamus grabs Crews and tosses him into his corner. Sheamus delivers a few stiff uppercuts before tagging in Rusev. Rusev gets in, measures Crews and delivers a stiff kick to the mid-section. Rusev pulls Crews out of the corner and delivers a Saito suplex to him. Rusev goes for the cover...


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    Crews kicks out. Rusev gets up and stomps down on Crews and digs his heel into him. Rusev lifts Crews up by the head and starts kneeing him in the mid-section. Rusev tosses Crews off the ropes who comes back and gets hit with a spinning heel kick by Rusev. Rusev let's out a war cry and goes for the cover...


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    Crews kicks out. Rusev grabs Crews and pulls him over to his corner so he's seated in the corner. Rusev stomps away on Crews and tags Sheamus in. Sheamus then stomps hard onto Crews a few times. Sheamus lifts Crews up and onto his shoulder and slams him down with a running power slam. Crews tries to roll to the ropes and outside but Sheamus catches him on the outside of the ropes and pulls him up. Sheamus traps his arms and starts beating his chest for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Sheamus turns Crews around and suplex him back into the ring. Sheamus goes for the cover...


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    Crews kicks out. Sheamus gets up and taunts to the crowd asking “Are you not entertained?!” The crowd boos hard as Sheamus goes back over to Crews who's on a knee. Sheamus slaps Crews in the head and talks trash to him. He slaps him again but that seems to have woken up Crews. Sheamus goes to slap him one more time, but Crews blocks it and gets to his feet. Sheamus hits him with a forearm which sends Crews stumbling backwards. Sheamus lifts Crews onto his shoulders but Crews elbows his way out of it and gets back on his feet. Sheamus turns around and gets nailed with a jumping enzugiri to the side of his head by Crews. The crowd is cheering for Crews to get to Balor as both men look to get towards their corners. Sheamus gets to Rusev who runs in and grabs Crews’ leg at the last second. Rusev lifts Crews up but Crews immediately nails him with a dropkick to the face. Crews crawls and makes the tag to Balor. Balor gets in and nails Rusev with a running forearm. Balor then continues his momentum and dropkicks Sheamus off the apron. Balor runs at Rusev and hits him with the Slingblade. Balor follows up with a standing double foot stomp and goes for the cover...


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    Sheamus just breaks it up. The referee yells at Sheamus to get out of the ring, allowing Lana to get on the apron and distract Balor just enough for Rusev to get up and nail Balor with a running side kick to the face. Lana yells out to Rusev “Rusev Crush!” Rusev stomps on Balor's back and locks in the Accolade. Balor is in pain but holds on and tries to crawl for the ropes. Balor looks like he's about to pass out but Crews comes in and breaks up the submission to save the match. Crews and Rusev exchange blows until Sheamus comes in for the double team. Sheamus then takes over and gets Crews backed up to the ropes. Sheamus runs at Crews, but Crews ducks and back body drops Sheamus over the top rope and to the outside. Rusev waits for Balor to get up and runs at him, but Balor ducks his clothesline sending him towards Crews, who dumps him over the top rope by Sheamus. Balor and Crews look to their opponents on the outside and then at each other. They run off the ropes and dive over the top rope with a flip onto Sheamus and Rusev. The crowd is on their feet as Balor gets Rusev back into the ring. Balor then goes up to the top rope looks out at the crowd, then down at Rusev and jumps off hitting Rusev with the Coup de Gras! Balor goes for the cover...


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    3! Balor and Crews win!


    Winners: Apollo Crews & Finn Balor


    Hamilton

    Here are your winners, Apollo Crews and Finn Balor!

    Ranallo

    What a win for Apollo Crews and Finn Balor.

    Graves

    Rusev and Sheamus worked very well as a team, but Finn Balor took advantage of a slip up and was able to steal a win here.

    Ranallo

    Both men very impressive here tonight. I’d say Apollo Crews and Finn Balor are the ones putting the locker room on notice.

    Graves

    Let’s not get crazy here. It was one win… a lucky win at that. They are both talented, but believe me this just motivated Rusev and Sheamus even more.

    *Backstage Area*
    We are backstage at the Barclays Center as we see Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon walking through the halls. The crowd cheers as the guys seem to be in a really good mood, as they should after such a great opening match. The two are talking inaudible to the live crowd or viewers watching at home. Maverick stops walking and a huge smile appear on his face. The camera pans out to a wide shot as we see Nick Kennedy who also gets a nice cheer from the crowd. Kennedy is on the phone. Before he can say anything Maverick starts to playfully punch him. Kennedy doesn’t look to please.

    Kennedy

    (into the phone)
    I’ll call you back.

    He ends the call as Maverick stops punching him.

    Maverick

    What’s going on bro?

    Before Kennedy can answer Maverick cuts him off.

    Maverick

    How rude of me…Nick this is Shane…
    (towards Shane)
    …Shane this is Nick.


    Shane puts out his hand.

    McMahon

    It’s nice to meet you.

    Kennedy just stands there with a cold look and demeanor. Shane can read Kennedy and slowly backs his hand away.

    McMahon

    I’ll leave you guys alone.
    (pauses)
    It was nice to meet you Nick. Good luck tonight.

    Maverick laughs.

    Maverick

    Shane’s right. You need all the luck in the world. Did you just see that match? Smackdown is already tearing the roof off this place and it is only the opening match.

    Maverick starts to playfully elbow Kennedy in the ribs.

    Maverick

    Raw better be careful. Smackdown is bringing it, not only tonight, but every Tuesday Night. And if you miss it on Tuesday, you can always catch episodes on the WWE Network, which is only 9.99.

    Kennedy shakes his head in frustration.

    Maverick

    What’s wrong?

    Kennedy

    Bro…..really?
    (sighs)
    Maybe if you were my friend you would know what’s wrong.

    Maverick

    I am your friend!

    Kennedy

    Not anymore…
    (pauses)
    …it all started three weeks ago. I call you and you tell me you’re not watching Raw. Have you watched at all?

    Maverick

    Erm no, but I’ve been busy-

    Kennedy

    (cutting Maverick off)
    Hanging out with Shane McMahon.

    Maverick

    Yes, we occasionally hang.

    Kennedy grabs Maverick by the shoulders and starts to shake him.

    Kennedy

    Bro he is using you!
    (pauses)
    We decided to do this because we wanted to do things differently. As fans of WWE we wanted to be the voice of the WWE Universe.

    Maverick

    Have you been watching Smackdown?

    Kennedy

    I have and you’re holding your own out there, but Shane is always lurking in the background and talking in your ear. He has you in his back pocket.

    Maverick

    He’s just guiding me. Maybe if you had Stephanie do the same I would watch an episode of Raw.

    The crowd lets out an “ooooohhhh”. The Smackdown general manager looks like he regrets saying that.

    Maverick

    I’m sor-

    Kennedy

    No need to apologize. This conversation is over.
    (he goes to leaves but stops and stares at Maverick)
    Remember who has the main event tonight…
    (pauses)
    …that’s right Monday Night Raw. We’re the main event brand and we always will be.

    Kennedy brushes past Maverick who looks on disappointed and speechless. Clearly the battle lines are drawn.

    *Ringside*

    Back to ringside where we see Tom Phillips and JBL. Phillips turns to JBL and raises his eyebrows.

    Phillips

    Welcome everyone; I’m Tom Phillips alongside me JBL and a little tension between friends…

    JBL

    Friends? To me it seems like they’re no longer friends.
    (pauses)
    Also, finally something intelligent has come out of Nick Kennedy’s mouth. Raw is the main event brand and we’re about to prove that right now.

    Phillips

    Well on the subject of friends…

    JBL

    Former friends…

    Phillips

    Yes, former friends…

    A match graphic for Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose appears on the screen.

    Phillips

    … Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins do battle once again, this time to become the number one contender for the WWE Championship. We take a look back on the rise and fall of The Shield and the wars these two have had in the past against each other.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pelAyN-MTk8


    *Second Coming*

    The crowd roars with excitement as we see Seth Rollins pop out from behind the curtains. He puts out his arms basking in the cheers of the crowd before bringing them in and beating on his chest hard.

    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Davenport, Iowa weighing two hundred and seventeen pounds…Seth Rolllllinssss!

    Phillips

    Two friends now bitter rivals. This is going to be a great match, especially with the number one contendership for the WWE Championship on the line.

    JBL

    Both guys have argued that they deserved to be the number one contender. Remember Seth Rollins was the WWE Champion last month.

    Phillips

    As was Dean Ambrose who cashed in Money in the Bank at that event with the same name defeating Seth Rollins.

    *Retaliation*

    Dean Ambrose in his jeans and leather jacket combo swaggers down the ramp as the crowd equally cheers for Ambrose, much like they did for Rollins.

    JoJo

    His opponent from Cincinnati, Ohio weighing two hundred and twenty five pounds…Dean Ambrose!

    Phillips

    You can feel the electricity inside the Barclays Center and it’s only the first match of the night for Raw.

    JBL

    As you said these guys have been through war before and tonight should be no different. This is going to be good!

    #1 Conterndership Match For The WWE Championship: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose


    Ambrose slides right into the ring and tackles Rollins getting on top of him delivering right hands and quickly the bell rings. This match is officially underway from the Barclays Center. He continues the onslaught as Rollins is trying his best to cover up. Finally he is able to push/roll Ambrose off of him and get some room by rolling out of the ring. Fired up already Ambrose tosses his jacket towards the crowd. Rollins tries to regroup on the outside unfortunately for him he can’t as Ambrose comes flying into the frame landing a suicide dive that drives Rollins back first into the barricade. Proud of himself Ambrose high fives a fan before grabbing Rollins by his hair and tossing him back into the ring. Rollins continues to roll and rolls to the opposite side of the ring on the outside. Dean notices and circles the ring. He charges at The Architect using the steel steps as his launch pad connecting with a stinger splash sending Rollins tumbling again. The ref is up to a six count before Ambrose rolls into the ring and then back out, resetting the count to ten. He goes to inflict more damage to his opponent but before he can he gets a punch to the face and then another that temporarily stuns him. Seth grabs Ambrose and whips him into the ring post. The sound rings out throughout the arena as Ambrose tumbles to the ground. Rollins shakes the early cobwebs before tossing Ambrose back into the ring. He waits on the outside apron as the Lunatic Fringe gets back to a vertical base. He turns back around and here comes Rollins flying in with a knee to the face of Dean. He quickly shoots the half.


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    Kickout from Ambrose! He tries to get up to a vertical base and Seth helps him up before whipping him into the corner. Ambrose hits the corner staying there. Rollins comes charging in and Dean gets his elbow into the jaw of Rollins who staggers a bit. Dean grabs him by the head looking for Dirty Deeds, but Rollins breaks the grip and goes for a clothesline, but it’s ducked by the Lunatic who bounces off the ropes and comes back with a shoulder block. Rollins shoots back up, but is knocked down by another shoulder block. You can’t keep Rollins down as again he shoots back up, but is wiser as he ducks avoiding a clothesline from Ambrose who instead gets an enziguri to the face. Rollins again lays atop Ambrose for a pin.


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    Shoulder up from Dean Ambrose, but his opponent quickly applies a side headlock trying to wear down the Lunatic. He wrenches more pressure in as we can hear the referee as Dean if he submits, which he shakes his head. Instead Ambrose shows some resiliency getting up from the headlock and bringing both men towards the ropes. He shakes Rollins off of him by slinging him off the ropes thus releasing the hold however; Rollins comes back with a shoulder block of his own. He then runs towards the ropes looking for a moonsault, but Ambrose rolled out of the way, however the former WWE Champion lands on his feet and charges again landing a beautiful standing moonsault into a pinning combination.


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    Th-Kickout again! Rollins stokes his hair out of frustration and up to this point he has had control of this match, outside the opening flurry of offense from his former Shield brethren. Ambrose leans against the second rope and there is Rollins digging his knee into back of his opponent’s head choking him with the second rope. The refs count gets to four before it is broken up. Rollins laughs as the crowd is doing duel chants of “Let’s go Ambrose”, “Let’s Go Rollins”. Ambrose with help from the ropes is back up to his feet. Rollins tries to whip him, but Ambrose got a strong grip so instead he’ll settle for a chop that makes the crowd go “WOOOO” and has Ambrose staggering and looking for safety in the corner. He isn’t going to get it as Rollins lands another chop before hoisting the Lunatic and sitting him on the top rope. Rollins looks to climb himself, but sensing the danger Dean starts firing fist, fighting Rollins off. He adds a headbutt into his arsenal that sends Rollins crashing to the mat momentarily. Ambrose perches himself on the top rope and jumps off right into a kick from Rollins, who hooks both his arms looking for a pedigree but Ambrose spins out and whips his opponent into the corner. He then charges and connects with a flying forearm followed by a bulldog. He turns Rollins over and goes for the pin.


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    Kickout from Rollins! Ambrose can sense that the match is starting to swing back to him. He quickly opens the legs of Rollins and softens him up with some midsection stomps, making sure the impact more severe than the last one. After a few stomps he hooks the legs of Rollins and turns him over locking in the Texas Cloverleaf. Some in the crowd scream for Rollins to tap and Ambrose would like the same. However, the former “leader” of Shield wills himself towards the ropes, crawling before making a stretch towards the bottom rope. He has a hold of that rope. Ambrose lets go of the submission but you can sense the damage is already done and Ambrose senses it as well. He grabs the legs again and tries to get Rollins off the ropes. He still has a hold of it though. The two struggle for a bit, but Ambrose powers and slings Rollins off the ropes however Seth lands on his feet and connects with another enziguri. Dean stumbles into the ropes, but bounces back and connects with a Lunatic Lariat that turns Rollins inside out, what impact! Ambrose lays atop Rollins for the pin.


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    Thr-Rollins is able to power out just in the nick of time. Once again “Let’s Go Rollins”, “Let’s Go Ambrose” chants erupt as Ambrose circles his opponent possibly looking to end this. Rollins slowly gets back to his feet and as predicted Ambrose pounces on Rollins trying to lock in Dirty Deeds, but again Rollins breaks it before he can get the proper grip and instead flips Ambrose over his head, but Ambrose counters into a sunset flip pinning combo, but Rollins rolls through and delivers a basement dropkick to the face of Ambrose. That leaves him temporarily stunned however; he tries to get back into it. He’s down on both knees and before the Lunatic can mount anymore offense, Rollins measures him up and connects with a huge superkick to the jaw. Rollins quickly pounces on him for the victory.


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    TH-AMBROSE KICKS OUT. Rollins can’t believe it as he thought he got all of that kick. The replay shows that he did, but with so much on the line Ambrose shows his will to continue. Rollins grabs Ambrose and whips him hard into the corner. Ambrose bounces off the corner and comes back to a kick from his opponent followed by a Falcon Arrow. Rollins has the leg hooked for a pin.


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    Thre-KICKOUT AGAIN! The crowd thought that was it as did Rollins. He looks down at his former ally and shakes his head. Rollins delivers a few stomps making sure Ambrose stays down, because what he is about to do next may end this match. The Architect goes to the top rope and begins to climb. He measures the Lunatic and goes for the FROG SPLASH BUT AMBROSE GETS HIS KNEES UP. Rollins screams in pain as he is favoring his gut/ribs. Rollins tries to get back into the match, but it is too late as Ambrose this time is able to hook and connect with DIRTY DEEDS! The crowd goes wild as Ambrose turns Rollins over and hooks both legs.


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    THREE!!! DEAN AMBROSE IS THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP!


    Winner: Dean Ambrose


    Phillips

    We expected a war from these two and they did not disappoint. Dean Ambrose is the number one contender to the WWE Championship.

    JBL

    This can’t be happening! Imagine if that Lunatic gets his hands on the WWE Championship?!?!? I might turn into a Lunatic!

    The ref raises Ambrose’s hand high in the air as he looks down at Rollins who is still favoring his ribs. Ambrose makes sure his jaw is intact before smiling and rolling out of the ring now crowned the new number one contender.

    *Commercial Promoting WWE 2K17*

    “Smack Down” by Thousand Foot Krutch plays as Alex Maverick makes his way out to a cheering hometown crowd.

    Hamilton

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the General Manager of Smackdown, New York’s own, Alex Maverick.

    Ranallo

    General Manager Alex Maverick joining us out here now to make a big announcement about the World Tag Team Championship.

    Graves

    I have been looking forward to this announcement. I know every Smackdown tag team in the back has been on the edge of their seats in anticipation of this moment.

    Maverick gets into the ring where there is a podium covered with a sheet. Maverick taunts to his home crowd cheering for him. Maverick goes to lift his microphone but then stops and looks around in awe at the sold out arena
    .

    Maverick

    Wow! One year ago I was like all of you in this arena tonight.
    Maverick points over to section 220.
    I was sitting right over there in section 220 for SummerSlam last year. And now…
    He takes a breath and looks around the ring.
    Now I’m in the middle of this ring as the General Manager of the #1 brand, Smackdown!

    The crowd cheers.

    As a kid from Long Island, I never thought this was possible.
    Maverick pauses as the crowd claps for him.
    I vowed that if I ever got into power that I would make things right... that I would change things around here for the better. And dammit I’m doing that and I promise I will continue to do that!

    The crowd starts a “Yes!” chant.

    With a little help from Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon, we have given you not one but two amazing World Title matches tonight.
    Maverick holds up two fingers. He starts to get more passionate.
    I am confident that the Women's World Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship matches will tear the house tonight. Those are the matches that you people wanted and those are the matches that I will make sure all of you will get!

    Maverick pauses as the crowd starts cheering loudly for him.

    And speaking of World Titles, that brings me to why I’m out here. This past week on Smackdown, I said that I would have an announcement tonight concerning the state of the World Tag Team Championship.


    Maverick walks over to the podium covered in a sheet.

    We have some amazing tag teams on the Smackdown roster already and Shane and I are scouting even more great teams to bring to Smackdown. Unlike Raw, a four team tournament isn’t going to cut it.
    Maverick shakes his head no as he smirks.
    So we will have an eight team tournament to determine the new…

    Maverick pulls off the sheet to reveal the World Tag Team Title belts.

    World Tag Team Champions.


    The crowd cheers for the Tag Team Title belts.

    Now we already have the teams of The Ascension…

    The crowd boos.

    The Lucha Dragons…

    The crowd cheers.
    The Dudley Boyz…

    Most of the crowd chants “E-C-Dub” while some of them boo.

    The Club, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows…

    The crowd mostly cheers with a few boos mixed in.

    And Enzo Amore and Big Cass.

    The crowd starts chanting “How You Doin’” very loudly.

    As you can tell, that leaves us three teams short. Well to fill those spots, we will hold qualifying matches starting this Tuesday on Smackdown. This will be open to teams of wrestlers on Smackdown who want to team up, teams from down in NXT, or hell any other teams that want a chance. This is all about opportunity!

    Maverick pauses. He looks over at the Tag Team Title belts and then out at the crowd
    .

    Who knows at this point what teams will try to qualify, but I can say with absolute certainty that when this tournament is all said and done, you will see the very best team in all of wrestling walking out as the new World Tag Team Champions!

    A passionate Maverick tosses the microphone to the outside as the crowd cheers the announcement. Maverick looks around at the crowd again, soaking it all in.

    Ranallo

    What an announcement that was! A huge 8 man tournament to determine the World Tag Team Champions. We know five of the teams already. Who knows who the other three will be.

    Graves

    You heard our General Manager. It could be any team. There are so many possibilities. I’m sure teams are lining up at his office right now to get into this tournament. I can’t wait!

    Maverick walks up the ramp, still looking out at a cheering crowd. Just as he reaches the top of the ramp, “Fight” plays which stops him in his tracks. Kevin Owens comes out to a mixture of boos and cheers
    .

    Graves

    Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better.

    Owens walks towards Maverick and stops so they are shoulder to shoulder. Owens seems to say to him “watch this” and continues to walk towards the ring as Maverick continues to walk up the stage to the backstage area.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is to determine the #1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship. Introducing first, from Marieville, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 266 pounds, Kevin Owens.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of opportunities for championships, we are about to find out who will be in line for a World Heavyweight Championship opportunity, something that this man Kevin Owens believes he deserves.

    Graves

    And rightfully so. Of course he deserves it. If it wasn’t for Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens would be in our World Heavyweight Championship match tonight against AJ Styles, not Roman Reigns.

    A video is shown from Smackdown two weeks ago where Owens is facing Reigns in the semi-finals. Owens is about to go for the Pop-Up Powerbomb when Zayn comes out and Owens is distracted and goes outside the ring to yell at Zayn at the announce table. Owens gets back in and gets hit with a Spear by Reigns for the win
    .

    Ranallo

    Well what Corey is referring to is this two weeks ago on Smackdown. Kevin Owens had won a Battle Royal earlier in the night to take the open spot in the tournament semi-finals against Roman Reigns. Owens looked like he was going to go for a Pop-Up Powerbomb when Sami Zayn, the man who’s spot that was supposed to be, came out to ringside to get a closer look and ended up distracting Owens.

    Graves

    Enough of this “closer look” crap. Sami Zayn was out there for no reason and Kevin Owens was screwed. But he looks ready tonight to right that wrong.

    “World’s Apart” plays and the crowd sings along loudly to the theme song as Sami Zayn makes his way out full of energy and feeling confident.

    Hamilton

    And his opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 205 pounds, Sami Zayn.

    Ranallo

    And so does this man. Sami Zayn is pumped up for this huge opportunity tonight.

    Graves

    He better enjoy this moment now before Kevin Owens decimates him.

    A video is shown on screen of three weeks ago on Smackdown where Zayn is facing Wyatt. Wyatt is about to go for Sister Abigail, but Zayn reverses it into a roll up for the win.
    Ranallo
    We mentioned it earlier, it was three weeks ago in the opening round of the tournament. Sami Zayn out of nowhere caught Bray Wyatt off guard with a roll up for the win, which didn’t sit well with Wyatt.

    The video continues to show Wyatt attacking Zayn after the match. He flings him hard from the apron to the arena floor, hits him with Sister Abigail on the floor and tosses him head first into the ring post.

    Graves

    That’s right. Wyatt savagely attacked Zayn and even got myself in the crosshairs. Sami was pulled from the tournament after receiving a minor concussion, which begs the question, how smart is it for Sami Zayn to take this match? I know he was cleared but he’s facing one of the toughest men in Kevin Owens.

    Ranallo

    With Sami Zayn it’s all about heart and I’m sure tonight he’ll have plenty of it. Tonight he gets what was taken from him, a shot to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship.


    #1 Contendership for World Heavyweight Championship

    Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn


    The two men start off with a stare down. Owens talks trash Zayn as they get closer to each other. Owens yells at Zayn that he's better than him and that Zayn doesn't deserve a shot at the World Title. Owens then shoves Zayn in the face as the crowd ohs at the show of disrespect. Zayn comes back and starts throwing punches. Zayn and Owens trade punches until Owens steps on Zayn's foot to gain the advantage. Owens tosses Zayn off the ropes and goes for a clothesline as he comes back but Zayn ducks it. Zayn then springboards off the ropes and hits Owens with a crossbody and continues to throw punches at him on the ground. Zayn rolls off and both men get to their feet but Zayn dropkicks Owens backwards and through the ropes to the outside. Owens gets up and Zayn runs at the ropes looking for a dive to the outside. Owens side steps but Zayn tricked Owens and does a seat aided springboard back flip into the ring, taunting Owens. Owens slams down on the announce table frustrated and yells at Ranallo to shut up. Zayn waits for Owens to get back into the ring leading to a lock up between the two. Owens gets the better of it twisting Zayn's arm. Zayn though runs over to and up the corner, jumping off and arm dragging Owens across the ring. Owens comes back at Zayn who gets him again with an arm drag but this time Zayn keeps the arm lock in. Owens slowly gets to his feet and to the ropes. The referee comes over to break it up but Owens reached over the referee and pokes Zayn in the eyes. Zayn stumbles backwards holding his eyes. Owens quickly capitalizes with a back suplex to Zayn. Owens goes for the cover...


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    Zayn kicks out. OWENS immediately gets a headlock on Zayn and starts talking trash to him again. Zayn gets up to his feet and tries to fight out of the lock, but Owens grabs Zayn by the hair and slams him to the ground, followed by a running Senton Splash. Owens goes for the cover...


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    Zayn kicks out. Owens lifts Zayn up and starts kneeing him in the gut. Owens gets Zayn in a double underhook and lifts him up for a backbreaker across his knee. Owens then starts stomping on Zayn and taunts to the booing crowd yelling "and that's why I'm the best!" Owens lifts Zayn up and hits him with a brain buster suplex. Owens goes right into the cover...


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    Zayn kicks out. Owens lifts Zayn's head and smacks him in the face yelling "just stay down Sami!" Owens lifts Zayn up and tosses him off the ropes. Owens lifts Zayn up going for the Pop-up Powerbomb but Zayn gets over Owens landing on the other side and falls forward to the ropes. Owens turns around and runs at Zayn, but Zayn pulls the top rope down making Owens topple over the top rope and to the floor. Zayn stumbles up and tries to psych himself up as he runs off the ropes and does a flipping dive to the outside onto Owens. Zayn stumbles up to his feet and grabs Owens to lift him up, but Owens breaks out and superkicks Zayn. Owens falls to a knee but crawls to the apron and rolls into the ring. He yells at the referee to count faster as he's at a count of 6. Zayn starts to move at 7 and crawls towards the apron with the crowd cheering him on. The referee is at 8 and Zayn gets a hand on the apron. The referee gets to 9 and is about to count 10 before Zayn gets the burst of strength to just get back into the ring before he's counted out. Owens is frustrated as Zayn sits in the corner. Owens then runs full speed at Zayn and hits him with the Cannonball in the corner. Owens drags him out and goes for the cover...


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    Zayn just kicks out. Owens starts arguing with the referee who is telling Owens it was and two count. Owens, frustrated, goes to the top rope and jumps off for the Bullfrog Splash but Zayn just moves out of the way, making Owens crashes to the canvas. Both men slowly get to their feet, Owens holding his mid-section and Zayn stumbling, hurt all over. The two trade punches with the crowd booing Owens and cheering Zayn. Owens gets the better of it and backs Zayn into a corner. Owens steps back and goes to splash Zayn in the corner, but Zayn gets a boot up catching Owens in the face. Zayn gets burst of energy and lifts himself up to the middle ropes. He jumps off and catches Owens with a Tornado DDT, spiking him. Zayn crawls to the cover...


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    Owens kicks out. Zayn gets to his feet and waits for Owens to get up. He goes to Irish whip him, but Owens reverses. Zayn comes back and hits Owens with a headscissors takedown. Owens stumbles back up and Zayn grabs Owens from behind in a half Nelson and suplexs him backwards onto his head like Owens did to him earlier. Zayn gets up pumped up as the crowd cheers him on. Zayn picks Owens up who is by the corner, sets him up and nails him with an Exploder Suplex into the corner. Zayn gets up so pumped up that he lifts Owens up and nails him with an Exploder Suplex into the corner again. Zayn steps back to the opposite corner waiting for Owens to get to his feet, waving for him to get up as the crowd is going crazy. Just as it looks like Zayn is about to run out of the corner the Wyatt interruption video takes over the screen and cuts the lights out in the arena. The lights go back on after a second and Zayn looks around watching his back for Wyatt. Zayn does see him so he quickly forgets about what happened and runs at Owens in the corner for the Helluva Kick, but Owens moves out of the way at the last second causing Zayn to smash into the corner with his boot going over the top turnbuckle. A staggered Owens shakes out the cobwebs, grabs Zayn from behind and throws him backwards for a half Nelson exploder suplex, flipping Zayn over and onto his head and neck. Owens gets up with a last surge of energy lifts Zayn up, shoves him off the ropes and nails him with the Pop-up Powerbomb. Owens goes for the cover...


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    3. Owens wins the match.


    Winner: Kevin Owens


    Hamilton
    Here is your winner, Kevin Owens!

    Graves

    Justice has been served! Kevin Owens is now your new #1 Contender and will get the World Heavyweight Championship shot that he deserves!

    Ranallo

    Well give the assist to Bray Wyatt for that momentary distraction towards Sami Zayn.

    Graves

    Oh stop making excuses Mauro. Wyatt or not, Kevin Owens was going to do the exact same thing to Sami Zayn.

    Ranallo

    I beg the differ. You should know that every second is critical in a match, but regardless I think the question on everyone’s minds, especially Sami Zayn’s, is where is Bray Wyatt and why did he just do that to Zayn?

    Owens walks up the ramp and to the back as Zayn slowly gets up using the corner to aid himself.

    Graves

    Who knows what’s in the mi…

    Just then the Wyatt interruption video takes over the screen. The arena goes black for a few seconds. The Wyatt interruption video plays again and the lights turn back on, showing Bray Wyatt in the middle of the ring staring sinisterly at Zayn. The crowd is stunned at the presence of Wyatt.

    Ranallo

    My God! It’s Bray Wyatt!

    Graves

    I would not want to be Sami Zayn right now.

    Zayn, stunned, tries to go at Wyatt to defend himself but Wyatt blasts him with a body attack. Wyatt then gets right on top of him and throws right hands at his head.

    Ranallo

    The suspended Bray Wyatt is here in the Barclays Center and he’s laying down an unwarranted beating on Sami Zayn!

    Wyatt gets up and holds his arms out as the crowd boos him heavily. Wyatt lifts Zayn up and nails him with Sister Abigail.

    Graves

    Bray Wyatt trying to finish what he started three weeks ago.

    Wyatt gets down on his knees taunting with his arms out by a fallen Zayn, as he does a sinister laugh.

    We’ve seen Wyatt for the last few weeks with messages to Alex Maverick, Shane McMahon and the rest of the roster, but now this is a whole new level.

    Ranallo

    He’s not even supposed to be here! We need help out here now before things get worse.

    Security starts rushing down to the ring, but just before they hit the bottom of the ramp, the Wyatt interruption video plays and the lights go out again. The Wyatt interruption video plays again and the lights go back on, but Wyatt is no longer in the ring or anywhere to be seen. Security looks around while a few go in to check on Zayn.

    Graves

    And just like that, Bray Wyatt is gone! How is security going to stop this man when he shows up and disappears at will?

    Ranallo

    Wyatt is imposing his will and who knows if he’s even done tonight.

    *Backstage Area*

    We see Jack Swagger who gets a nice ovation from the crowd; however he could probably care less about that. Instead he looks worried. He goes up to a backstage worker.

    Swagger

    Have you seen Bob?

    The worker shakes his head no. Swagger continues to walk this time at a quicker pace as he approaches some of the women on the roster which includes Tamina, Eva Marie and Summer Rae.

    Swagger

    Have you ladies seen Bob?

    Much like the backstage worker they all shake their heads no. Swagger again picks up the pace as he is now frantic. He looks and pauses for a few moments. He sighs
    .

    Swagger

    Have you seen Bob?

    The camera slowly pans over and we see The Miz looking down on his nails with Maryse behind him focused on her cell phone. The crowd boos as Miz slowly looks up from his nails and focuses on Swagger.

    Miz

    Well…well…well. Look who it is…

    Before Miz can continue Swagger grabs him and tosses him up against the wall with force.

    Swagger

    I don’t have time for games! Have you seen Bob?!?!?!

    Miz

    Get your filthy hands off of me. This is an Armani suit.

    Swagger

    This is about to be a bloody suit if you don’t tell me what I want to hear.

    Very unorthodox, but well receptive line from the native of Oklahoma as the crowd cheers. Miz rolls his eyes.

    Miz

    I saw him pass that way a few minutes ago. You may be able to catch him. I think he went through that door.

    Swagger lets go and Miz fixes his suit. The camera follows Swagger who once again is on the hunt. He goes through a door and his eyes widen.

    Swagger

    Bob!

    He quickly runs over to Backlund who is laid out. He tries to wake him up, but he is unresponsive.

    Swagger

    We need some-

    BAM! A kick to the face from out of nowhere. We then see a man dressed in a suit pounce on top of Swagger and start to lay into him with right hands. The man turns to the camera and it is Alberto Del Rio. He rips off his jacket and untucks his shirt as he stomps away on Swagger. He then lifts him up and tosses him shoulder first into the concrete wall. Del Rio then grabs a chair folds it up swings landing on the shoulder of Swagger. Swagger screams in agony as Del Rio delivers another one for good measure.
    Del Rio screams something in Spanish before getting down to the ground. He goes for the arm and tries to go armbreaker, but before he can lock it in WWE backstage officials and referees are there. They rip him off the co-number one contender for the United States championship; however the damage appears to be done. Del Rio picks up his jacket and has a smile on his face as he is forced back from referees as doctors and the WWE backstage officials check on both Swagger and Backlund. Del Rio is escorted out as the camera shows one last shot of the pain on Swagger’s face.

    *Ringside*

    We Tom Phillips who has a look of concern on his face.

    Phillips

    That was a mugging from Alberto Del Rio. Jack Swagger has a championship match later tonight as Del Rio maybe just insured that Swagger won’t be able to compete tonight.

    JBL

    I can’t believe it…

    Phillips

    Neither can I.

    JBL

    …the disrespect of Jack Swagger grabbing The Miz by his Armani suit like that.

    Phillips

    You’re kidding right?

    JBL

    No! You know how much those cost?!?! Stains are hard to get out, especially blood.

    Phillips shakes his head in frustration as JBL seems not to care.

    “Awwwwwwwwwwwww Brooklyn! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous former two-time champs and feel the power!”

    “It’s A New Day, Yes It Is”


    *New Day, New Way*

    The crowd cheers and erupts in “New Day Rocks” chants as Woods, Kingston and Big E make their way out to the ring. All have microphones in their hands and wait for their music to die down before addressing the crowd.

    Kingston

    Guys, doesn’t this feel like Déjà vu?
    Big E. and Woods nod.

    Kingston

    Last year at SummerSlam we came into this very building against three other teams.

    Big E

    And what we do?

    Kingston

    We beat them and we were crowned the new WW-

    Woods

    (interrupting)
    KOFI! Wh- What are you doing?!?! You know that’s my line.

    The crowd laughs as Kingston slaps himself in the head.

    Kingston

    My bad, do your thing.

    Woods

    (clears his throat)
    Crowned the new W-W-E Tag Team Champions!

    The crowd cheers as Big E., Woods, and Kingston all wiggle their hips like they normally do.

    Woods

    Unfortunately we we’re forced to vacate those championships.

    The crowd boos.

    Kingston

    (sliding his finger down his face)
    Tear.

    Woods

    (towards Kofi)
    Yes, it was very sad.

    Big E

    But as they say if you can make it here you can make it anywhere…which we have. You know who hasn’t?!?!?

    The trio gets in the ring as the crowd starts to chant “who”.

    Kingston/Woods/Big E

    Who? Who? Who? Who?

    Big E

    The Revival!

    Big E laughs as Kofi and Xavier looks confused. Kofi taps Big E on the shoulder.

    Kingston

    No seriously…who?

    More “who” from the crowd.
    Big E
    Ya’ know Van Wilder and Dawson Leery.

    Woods

    I love Dawson’s Creek!
    (starts to sing)
    I don’t want to wait
    For our lives to be over!!!

    As he sings the high note of over both Big E and Kofi cover their ears. Kingston taps Woods on the shoulder.

    Kingston

    Stick to the trombone.

    Woods looks embarrassed.

    Woods

    (low-tone)
    Fair enough.

    Big E

    Speaking of her, X get Franchesca number two ready because….
    (pauses)
    New…Day…Rocks…New…Day…Rocks!

    Woods starts to play the chant as the crowd starts to chant. The New Day has fun in the ring, but it’s cut off by…

    *Southern Proud*

    The Revival comes out to tons of heat from the Brooklyn crowd. They are in a foul mood as they are laser focused on the match that is ahead of them.

    JoJo

    Their opponents, weighing a combined four hundred and forty six pounds…The Revival!

    Phillips

    If The Revival look to be in an even fouler mood than normal that’s because they are. The reason being they lost their NXT Tag Team titles to the team of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, in what was an instant classic.

    JBL

    It’s a shame The Revival lost last night and you have to think that’s still fresh in their mind, however this is a huge opportunity for them to redeem themselves.

    WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day vs. The Revival


    The crowd is still chanting “New Day Rocks” as the referee displays the tag team belts to both teams and then high in the air. The bell rings and it looks like Big E and Xavier Woods will be the ones participating for the New Day. Big E. will start it against Scott Dawson. The two circle the ring for a few moments before locking up in the center. Surprisingly it is Dawson who is backing Big E. into the corner. The ref separates the two before Dawson delivers a chop that seems to have no effect on his opponent. Big E. grabs him and tosses him into the same corner and delivers a chop of his own and the crowd lets out a “Woo”, which causes Dawson to scamper away and quickly tag in his partner. Both men look at Big E. who starts to wiggle his hip and we can hear the crowd laugh. The Revival isn’t too pleased. Wilder gets into the ring and much like Dawson he looks to lock up with Big E., but this time Wilder is able to get behind Big E. and then locks in a side headlock. Big E. backs into the ropes and is able to launch him into the opposite ropes. Wilder goes for a crossbody, but Langston catches him and connects with a fall-away slam. Wilder rolls out of the ring and The Revival regroup, this time on the outside of the ring. Big E. makes a tag to his partner who charges and connects with a baseball slide that knocks both members of The Revival to the floor. New Day is rolling in the early going as The Revival is in an early funk. Woods grabs Wilder tossing him back into the ring. Woods gets on the apron and attempts to get back into the ring, but gets his legs swept out from under him by Dawson which the referee did not see. The crowd boos as Dawson goes to the corner and plays innocent when the ref questions him interfering. Wilder jumps and stomps right into the chest of Woods before tagging in his partner. Wilder grabs Woods whipping him into the ropes. Xavier comes back into a drop-toe hold from Dash followed by an elbow drop to his back from Scott Dawson. Dawson turns him over and digs the forearm into his face for a pin.


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    Kickout from Woods! Quickly Dawson isn’t letting Woods get any breathing room as he sits Woods up and delivers a few knees into the back of his opponent. He then builds momentum off the ropes and delivers a forearm to the back before going for another pin.


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    Kickout again from Xavier Woods! The camera shows Kofi on the side willing his tag team partner on. Dawson vines the leg on his opponent and is able to reach and make a tag to his partner who bounces off the ropes and drops a knee into the face of Woods. The Revival is now building momentum as last night’s poor showing now doesn’t seem to be fazing them. Wilder grabs Woods and drives him into the corner. He starts to deliver a series of punches which causes the ref to count to five. At four he backs up and again Dawson illegally gets involved as he delivers a punch, but this time Woods delivers an elbow as well. However, in doing that it was enough off a distraction for Wilder to hit a vicious running shoulder thrust. He then hits another shoulder thrust and another for good measure as the crowd can hear Woods coughing, trying to regain his breath. Dawson tags himself in as both men drag Woods to the center of the ring and connect with a double snap suplex. Dawson quickly shoots the half.


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    T-Woods powers out!
    Dawson gets Woods up and delivers a punch that causes his opponent to stumble like a drunk, however Woods is still up. He delivers another punch and this time Woods fires a punch of his own, then another and then another. Dawson then fires a European Uppercut that knocks Woods down. The crowd starts to chant “New Day Rocks” which only angers Dawson who screams “shut up”. The crowd boos, but they help The New Day as it gives Woods a slight opening as he is able to roll-up Dawson for a pin.

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    Kickout! Both men get up and have the same idea as both land a double clothesline. Both men are down in the center of the ring. Big E. and Kofi are willing Woods to get back into this match, while Wilder is doing the same. Both men crawl to their respective corner and make the tag simultaneously. Both Wilder and Big E. come running in knocking Wilder down with a running body block. Wilder to his credit gets quickly back up, but is sent flying with a back body drop. He lands hard and this time is flat on the mat. Langston bounces off the ropes and comes flying in with a huge body splash. What impact! Dawson tries to intervene, but fails as Big E. grabs him and connects with a belly-to-belly tossing Dawson over his head. Dawson rolls to the outside and it looks like The New Day may be closing in on the WWE Tag Team Titles. When Big E. turns his attention back to the legal man he is the recipient of knees to the gut. Wilder then grabs him by the arm and attempts to Irish Whip him, but instead Big E. connects with another overhead belly-to-belly! The camera shows Woods who is now back up in his corner. He’s motioning for Big E to tag him in, which he does. Woods starts to climb the top rope as Big E. gets Wilder back up to his feet and hoists him up on his shoulders. Woods is waiting and Dawson from the outside climbs on the apron unknown to Woods. Kofi tries to warn Woods, but Dawson already pushes off Woods off the top rope and onto Kofi! Both men are down and out on the outside. Wilder is now able to slide off Big E. and pushes him into Dawson who cocks back and lands a roaring right hand. Langston is stunned as Wilder whips Big E. into the ropes and allows his partner to get in front of him and The Revival lands THE SHATTER MACHINE! The crowd boos as Wilder goes for the pin.


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    THREE!!!! THE REVIVAL DID IT. THEY PULLED OFF THE UPSET! They are the new WWE Tag Team Champions!


    Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions The Revival


    The Barclays Center is stunned as we see Wilder and Dawson hug in the center of the ring. The camera shows Kofi and Xavier both dazed on the outside mats unaware that their team just lost
    .

    Phillips

    We maybe just saw the biggest upset of 2016 as The Revival just defeated The New Day.

    JBL

    Upset?!!? This isn’t an upset! We just witnessed the next great team here in the WWE. The Revival traded in the NXT Tag Team Titles for the WWE Tag Team Titles. They were dominant on NXT and they’re now dominant here in the WWE. It’s a changing of the guard. New Day no longer rocks!

    Phillips

    You may be right John…

    JBL

    (cutting off Phillips)
    Of course I’m right. I’m never wrong Tom!

    We see The Revival raising their new championship belts high above their heads in the center of the ring while The New Day all favor various aching body parts they just suffered.
    *Backstage Area*

    We cut backstage to see Alex Maverick frantically ordering security around the hallways. Shane McMahon catches up to him and puts his hand on his shoulder.
    McMahon
    Hey Alex… buddy calm down.

    Maverick

    Calm down?! Calm down?! How could I possibly be calm?! Did you just see what happened out there?

    McMahon

    Yes I did…


    Maverick cuts him off.
    Maverick
    Bray Wyatt attacked Sami Zayn! I think that’s a cause of concern. Thank God Sami is ok but who knows what Wyatt’s plan is for the rest of the night.

    McMahon

    Look we have security in place. There’s nothing more you can do. Don’t stress yourself.

    Maverick

    I CAN’T!

    McMahon is taken aback a bit.

    We suspend him and yet he just ignores it. It was one thing when he was just taking over the screen but now he’s physically getting involved. You saw on Smackdown… he’s coming for the World Heavyweight Championship and I’ll be damned if he ruins that match!

    McMahon

    He won’t. Don’t worry about it.

    Maverick

    Well I’m making extra sure he doesn’t have a chance to. That’s why I’m doubling up security around the building. We’re going to have the World Championship match next.

    McMahon

    Ok… well finish up putting security around. I know that’ll make you feel better and it can’t hurt to have.

    Maverick

    Let’s just pray it all goes well.

    Maverick leaves directing security all around. McMahon is still shown on screen watching Maverick scramble off. Byron Saxton then comes up to McMahon with a microphone.

    Saxton

    Shane, we all saw Bray Wyatt coming out tonight and attack Sami Zayn. He’s been saying for weeks how he wants the World Title despite you suspending him. Obviously Alex Maverick is taking this threat very seriously, but it seems like you are calmer about it.

    McMahon turns his head slowly towards Saxton with a very serious look on his face.

    McMahon

    Byron, I assure you I’m anything but calm inside right now. Bray Wyatt is a dangerous man and no one including myself has any idea of what he’s capable of or what he plans to do tonight.

    Saxton

    tentatively
    Then why did you tell Alex to not worry about it?

    McMahon

    I don’t want him going crazy like I did years ago with the Undertaker. You can’t control people like Bray Wyatt. You can try, but they don’t know what rules are. That’s why honestly I urged against drafting him. Alex insisted, saying he was a great talent which I agree with
    pauses
    But I know that he’s blaming himself for everything bad Wyatt does. My job now is to help Alex not let this get to him and continue to be the great General Manager that I know he can be.
    takes a deep breath
    Let’s just hope this situation doesn’t get any worse.

    McMahon walks away looking very serious as Saxton looks taken aback.
    ***World Heavyweight Championship Video Package***

    “Bullfight” by A Day To Remember plays as we cut back to three week ago with Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon in the ring with a covered podium.

    McMahon
    With a new era comes new championships.

    Maverick
    Wrestling stretches way beyond the WWE… We wanted championships that represented that.

    Maverick unveils the new World Heavyweight Championship which is the old school big gold belt.

    Ladies and gentlemen… the World Heavyweight Championship!

    The SummerSlam set with fireworks is shown from the previous year.

    The championship will be decided in an 8 Man Tournament which will culminate at SummerSlam. We chose 8 of the best competitors that we have drafted to Smackdown, who we believe deserve this grand opportunity.

    We cut to see clips from AJ Styles vs. Sheamus. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Styles ducks and slides underneath, tripping Sheamus to the mat and locking in the Calf Crusher to make Sheamus tap out.

    Ranallo
    Sheamus taps… AJ Styles moves on to the semi-finals.

    We cut to see clips from Roman Reigns vs. Rusev. Rusev goes for a jumping side kick but Reigns blocks it, hits him with an uppercut and then a Spear for the win.

    Ranallo
    Spear out of nowhere… Reigns gets the win and moves on in the tournament.

    We cut to see clips from Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor. Balor dropkicks Owens into the corner, goes up top and hits Owens with the Coup de Gras for the win.

    Ranallo
    Coup de Gras… What a win for Finn Balor on his first night here on Smackdown.

    We cut to see clips from Bray Wyatt vs. Sami Zayn. Wyatt sets up for Sister Abigail but Zayn reverses it into a quick roll up for the win.

    Ranallo
    The resiliency of Zayn was on display here tonight… Sami Zayn moves on.

    We cut to see clips from Styles vs. Balor.

    Ranallo
    it’s now time for the first semi-finals match of the tournament.

    Balor goes for the Coup de Gras but Styles moves. Styles dropkicks Balor’s legs and then hits him with the Styles Clash for the win.

    Ranallo
    AJ Styles must be on cloud nine now as he moves onto SummerSlam.

    We cut to see clips from Owens vs. Reigns.

    Ranallo
    Kevin Owens earlier tonight won a Battle Royal to replace the injured Sami Zayn in this match.

    Owens is about to go for a Pop-up Powerbomb when Zayn comes out to the announce table distracting him. Owens gets back into the ring after yelling at Zayn on the outside and gets hit with a Spear by Reigns for the win.

    Ranallo
    Spear by Reigns… The finals are set.

    Styles and Reigns are shown staring each other down.

    Graves
    Both of these men want that World Heavyweight Championship badly.

    We cut to this past Tuesday where Styles and Reigns are at the Dual Contract Signing with the World Heavyweight Championship belt in the middle of the table near them.

    Styles
    18 years I traveled around the world fighting in everywhere from gymnasiums to the Tokyo Dome.

    We cut to see a retrospective of Styles’ work in ROH, New Japan and WWE.

    Styles (V.O.)
    Everywhere I’ve gone I’ve beaten the best, I’ve become champion, and I’ve been at the top of the mountain… This Sunday is more than just a match for me. This Sunday will be the defining moment of my career. I will walk into the Brooklyn a man who was the best everywhere else in the world… And I will walk out the best in the ENTIRE world as I walk out with the last championship that I haven’t won… The World Heavyweight Championship!

    We cut back to this past Tuesday and see Reigns talking now.

    Reigns
    AJ, you brag about competing around the world for 18 years… Well I’ve been competing around the world too… but here in WWE.

    We cut to see a retrospective of Reign’s time in WWE from the Shield to winning the Royal Rumble to main eventing WrestleMania and becoming WWE Champion.

    Reigns (V.O.)
    You see while you were fighting in bingo halls and gymnasiums, I was busy main eventing WrestleMania… I’ve been World Champion three times already, and this Sunday at SummerSlam I plan to make it number 4. So congratulations on making it to the big leagues after 18 years… and this Sunday in Brooklyn I show you why it took you 18 years to make it here.

    We cut back to this past Tuesday to see both men stare each other down across the table standing until they start swinging at each other.

    Graves
    Things are really starting to break down now!

    Reigns slams Styles’ head on the table and then tosses the table before continuing his brawl with Styles. Security and superstars come out to separate them.

    Ranallo
    Who will walk out of SummerSlam as the new World Heavyweight Champion?

    ***End Of Video Package***
    We cut back to ringside. “The Truth Reigns” plays and the crowd Brooklyn crowd boos loudly as Roman Reigns makes his way out onto the stage.

    Ranallo

    And here we go. After weeks of an eight man tournament, it’s time for the finals to determine the new World Heavyweight Champion.

    Graves

    And boy does Roman Reigns look ready. We heard him this past Tuesday on Smackdown, Reigns wants to walk out with number four tonight. He is very confident in himself and it’s hard to bet against a man who has been so dominant this year. He main evented WrestleMania and won the WWE Championship against a legend in Triple H. Now “The Guy” looks to put championship gold back around his waist.

    Ranallo

    Reigns defeated Rusev in the opening round and then Kevin Owens in the semi-finals to make it here tonight. Can Roman Reigns do what he promised and walk out the new World Heavyweight Champion?

    Graves

    Reigns talked about how he has the experience in big time WWE matches advantage over AJ Styles. It’s one thing to win championships around the world, but Roman Reigns has done it here on the big stage.

    “Phenomenal” plays and the crowd gets on their feet and cheers loudly as AJ Styles makes his way onto the stage.

    Ranallo

    Roman Reigns may have the advantage in WWE experience, but this man AJ Styles has been wrestling around the world in all different promotions for 18 years. He won World championships in every company he’s been in and now looks to add the final title to his resume… the World Heavyweight Championship.

    Graves

    Styles has had an impressive career. He’s faced some of the best all around the world from here in the United States to Japan. He’s been great since arriving here in WWE, but can he step up when it counts here in the big leagues? That’s what we’re going to find out tonight.

    Ranallo

    In his first match in New Japan, AJ Styles won the IWGP Heavyweight Champion. I’ve had the privilege of calling some of his matches over the years. He has all the tools to be the World Champion here in WWE and tonight we will see if he can put it all together in as he put it the biggest match of his career.

    Graves

    He defeated a former World Champion in Sheamus in round one. Then he went on to defeat another man who has been a champion in New Japan in Finn Balor. There’s a reason he’s called “Phenomenal” and he looks ready to show that to Roman Reigns tonight. One thing is for sure, we are in for one hell of a World Title match!

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the World Heavyweight Championship!

    The World Heavyweight Championship graphic comes onto the screen. We cut back to the ring where the referee is holding up the World Heavyweight Championship belt.
    Introducing first, from Pensacola, FL, weighing in at 265 pounds, Roman Reigns.

    Reigns steps forward and the crowd unanimously boos him heavily. Reigns has a look on his face like he doesn’t care about the reaction.

    And his opponent, from Gainesville, GA, weighing in at 218 pounds, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles.

    Styles steps forward and does his signature taunt with his arms out as the crowd cheers loudly for him.

    World Heavyweight Championship
    Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles

    The two men stare each other down as the crowd chants “AJ Styles, Roman Sucks!” They move towards each other to lock up. Reigns uses his strength advantage to take control with a side headlock. Styles elbows him in the gut and pushes him off from the ropes. Reigns comes back off the ropes and Styles falls down for Reigns to step over him. Reigns comes back off the other ropes and gets nailed with a perfect dropkick by Styles. Reigns rolls over and sits in the corner as Styles taunts with his arms out and the crowd cheers him. Reigns runs at Styles, but Styles drops him down with a drop toe hold. Styles grabs Reigns’ leg and looks to be going for the Calf Crusher early but Reigns scrambles and gets to the ropes before he can lock it in. Styles goes over to Reigns and goes to grab his leg but Reigns kicks Styles in the gut, sending him stumbling backwards. Reigns gets up, runs at Styles and hits him with a shoulder tackle takedown. Reigns picks Styles up and carries him into a corner, thrusting his shoulder into Styles’ mid-section. Reigns goes for another shoulder thrust but Styles puts up a knee connecting with Reigns’ head. Styles lifts himself up to the second rope, jumps off and hits Reigns with a blockbuster neckbreaker. Styles goes for the cover...


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    Reigns kicks out. Styles sits Reigns up and kicks him in the back. Styles then runs off the ropes at Reigns and connects with a low sliding clothesline. Styles then gets up, goes off the ropes and comes back with a jumping knee drop to Reigns’ head. Styles goes for the cover...


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    Reigns kicks out. Styles lifts Reigns back up to his feet and hits him with a few quick kicks and jabs. Styles runs off the ropes but Reigns hits him as he comes back with an uppercut. Reigns is trying to grab his bearings as he lifts Styles back to his feet, but Styles reverses with a jawbreaker which stuns Reigns. Styles runs at the nearby ropes and goes for springboard back flip reverse DDT but Reigns catches Styles onto his shoulders and drops him with a Samoan Drop. Reigns goes for the cover...


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    Styles kicks out. Reigns picks up Styles and delivers a few knees to his mid-section. Reigns tosses Styles off the ropes and catches him on the way back with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Reigns goes for the cover...


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    Styles kicks out. Reigns picks Styles up and throws him into the nearby corner. He then proceeds to deliver clotheslines to Styles in the corner until the referee reaches a count of four. Reigns then holds onto Styles’ arm and pulls him out of the corner and into a hard clothesline. Reigns goes for the cover...


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    Styles kicks out. Reigns gets back up starting to look a bit frustrated. He lifts Styles up and sets him up for a Powerbomb. Reigns lifts him up but Styles punches away at his head and reverses it into a hurricanrana with the pin...


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    Reigns kicks out. Both men start to get to their feet but Reigns grabs Styles from behind first, lifts him up for a back suplex and slams him face first into the mat. Reigns stares down at Styles almost as if he's angry about the close pinfall before as the boos pour down on him. Reigns lifts Styles up and tosses him off the ropes. He goes for a back body drop but Styles stops and kicks a bent over Reigns. Reigns goes for a clothesline to keep his momentum but Styles ducks it and dropkicks him out if the ring. Styles on one knee and tired looks out at Reigns getting up on the arena floor. Styles runs off the ropes and dives over the top with a flip onto Reigns. Both men are slow to get up. Styles gets up first and lifts Reigns to his feet and starts punching him against the barricade. Styles then tosses Reigns back into the ring and goes up onto the apron. Styles springboards off the top rope but Reigns moves. Styles lands on his feet and goes right back at Reigns but Reigns gets Styles up for another Samoan Drop. Reigns gets to his feet, grabs Styles by the head and tosses him into a corner. Reigns runs at the corner and goes for a clothesline, but Styles ducks underneath it, grabs Reigns’ leg and rolls into the Calf Crusher. Styles is wrenching it in as the crowd is chanting for Reigns to tap. Reigns though has good positioning and uses his strength to get to the nearby bottom rope to break the hold. Styles wastes no motion as he gets up and picks Reigns up. Styles sets up for the Styles Clash but Reigns who is still near the ropes counters and lifts Styles up and over the top rope. Styles lands on the apron as Reigns gets up and turns around into a roundhouse kick to the head, sending Reigns stumbling backwards. Styles measures Reigns, springboards off the top rope and hits Reigns with the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles goes for the cover...


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    Reigns just kicks out. Styles sits up with a look like “what else can I do?” Styles gets Reigns to his feet and starts quick striking him with punches and a spinning backhand. Styles goes for an Irish whip into the corner but Reigns reverses using his strength sending Styles into the corner. Styles comes out of the corner charging at Reigns, who nails Styles with a Superman Punch. Reigns goes for the cover...


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    Styles kicks out. Reigns picks Styles up and tosses him into the corner. Reigns starts rapidly punching away at Styles until the referee gets to a count of four and tells him to back off. Reigns backs off but then immediately goes back at Styles with more punches. Reigns then lifts Styles up onto the top rope and looks to be setting up for a superplex. Reigns has Styles hooked but Styles blocks and starts punching Reigns in the gut to try and break free. Styles does but Reigns headbutts him. Reigns hooks him back up to try for a superplex but Styles again blocks it and punches his way out of the grip. Styles then gets his foot over and kicks Reigns in the chest, sending him off the ropes and to the mat. Styles goes to the top rope as Reigns gets to his feet. Styles flies off the top rope for a crossbody, but Reigns catches him in a powerslam position as he shakes his head no. Reigns goes to throw him onto his shoulders, but Styles manages to slip down off his shoulders and quickly pulls Reigns’ head back to nail him with a reverse DDT. Styles with a spurt of energy rolls to the ropes and out to the apron. Styles gets up onto the apron and anxiously waits for Reigns to get to his feet. Styles rips off his elbow pad and tosses it on the ground emphatically as he waits for Reigns to get to his feet. Styles springboards into the ring going for the Phenomenal Forearm once again, but Reigns out of nowhere Spears Styles out if the air. Styles crashed hard since the impact was so close after he springboarded off the ropes. Reigns looks up with a cocky grin on his face as if he knows he has this won. Reigns goes over to Styles and covers him...


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    Styles just gets his foot on the bottom rope since he landed near the ropes right as the referee was about to count three. Reigns thinks he's won until the referee tells him it was only a two count. Reigns is in shock as he's arguing with the referee about the count. Reigns runs his hands through his hair frustrated and then goes over to Styles. He picks him up by the head and yells in his face “just stay down!” He let's go of Styles who is now down to his hands and knees but is starting to get his wits about him. Reigns shakes his head in frustration and yells at Styles “ok i guess I'll just have to break you in half!” Reigns waits in the opposite corner and taunts as he waits for Styles to get to his feet slowly in the other corner. Reigns let's out a war cry which the crowd boos. Reigns runs at Styles for another Spear but Styles just falls out of the way, causing Reigns to go head and shoulders first into the corner. Reigns is shaken up as Styles tries to regroup himself and get to his feet. Reigns stumbles and turns around but gets hit with a Pele Kick by Styles who is using every last bit of energy he has left. Styles gets back to his feet and notices how Reigns is hunched over on one knee. Styles immediately goes over, sets him up and hits him with the Styles Clash. The crowd goes crazy as Styles goes for the pin...


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    3. Styles wins the match.


    Winner: AJ Styles


    Hamilton
    Here is your winner and the NEW World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles!

    Ranallo

    After all the sacrifice, all the hard work, and 18 years of traveling around the world, AJ Styles adds the final accolade missing from his resume, the World Heavyweight Championship!

    Graves

    AJ Styles just had the match of his life defeating a three time WWE World Champion in Roman Reigns. That match easily could’ve gone either way, but congratulations to AJ Styles for pulling out the victory.

    Ranallo

    And this Brooklyn crowd is loving it just as much as AJ is. They know what he put in to even just get to the WWE. AJ Styles showing that he truly is “Phenomenal!”

    Graves

    He just proved why he was the first draft pick for Smackdown. He’s won over the fans and probably many others with his performance tonight.

    Styles celebrates emotionally in the ring as the crowd is going crazy for him. We then see Gallows and Anderson coming down the ramp to the ring with huge smiles on their faces clapping for Styles.

    Ranallo

    And here comes Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to celebrate with their friend.

    Graves

    They’re showing their appreciation for their fellow Club member.

    Gallows and Anderson get in the ring and hug Styles who is clutching onto his World Heavyweight Title. They then “too sweet” each other and the crowd continues to go crazy. Saxton gets into the ring with a microphone to interview the new champion.

    Saxton

    AJ, what a match and what an emotional victory for you. After coming to WWE back at the Royal Rumble, you’ve had such a great run in WWE so far and now you have become the World Heavyweight Champion. How are you feeling right now?

    Styles

    I’m feeling great! I just won the World Heavyweight Championship!
    Styles holds up the title
    It don’t get any better than that.
    Styles pauses as the crowd starts chanting “You deserve it!” Styles has a smile on his face as he looks out at the crowd. Gallows and Anderson pat him on the back, telling Styles that he does deserve it.
    Thank you, thank you!
    Styles pauses as he waits for the loud chants to finish up.
    One year ago, I wasn’t even in WWE.
    He points to Anderson and Gallows.
    None of us were. We were over in Japan thinking it was a faraway dream for us all to make it here. And then earlier this year, that dream became a reality.
    Styles pauses and looks towards Anderson and Gallows.
    You may even say it was “too sweet.”
    Styles holds up the “too sweet” hand sign as do Anderson and Gallows. The crowd cheers and then starts chanting “Too Sweet!”
    It took me 18 years of traveling around the world to finally make it here. And tonight, I proved why I am called the “Phenominal One”…
    Styles pauses and the crowd cheers.
    I proved why I was the first draft pick for Smackdown…
    Styles pauses again as the crowd cheers.
    And most importantly, I proved why I belong here.
    The crowd cheers which turns into an “AJ Styles” chant.
    And I will continue to prove each and every time I step in this ring why I deserve to be the World Heavyweight Champion.
    Styles hold up the belt and the crowd cheers.
    I am ready to take on all comers and I…

    Just then the Wyatt interruption video takes over the screen. The lights go out in the arena and everyone’s attention is turned towards the titantron as we see a dark room filled with smoke. Wyatt then comes into frame and the crowd boos him. Wyatt lets out a sinister laugh as he looks away from the camera.
    Wyatt
    Enjoy your little celebration tonight but don’t get too comfortable with that…
    Wyatt pauses and then turns towards the camera with a very serious and sinister look on his face.
    Because I won’t stop until that “great power” belongs to me!
    Wyatt points at himself and then pauses as he smirks sinisterly.
    And trust me when I say no one and nothing can stop me!
    Wyatt leans in close to the screen and stares with his eyes wide open.
    RUN!
    The Wyatt interruption video flashes on screen as we go back to the arena where the lights are back on.

    Ranallo

    Bray Wyatt interrupting AJ Styles’ celebration. I can assure you our General Manager Alex Maverick is on edge after that.

    Graves

    You can feel the air sucked out of this arena as they don’t know what to expect next from Bray Wyatt. I don’t know if anyone can stop him.

    *Backstage Interview Area*

    We see Renee Young for the first time backstage tonight. She has a smile on her face and of course as soon as her image appears the Brooklyn crowd cheers, while some even whistle.
    Young
    Please welcome my guest at this time….John Cena!

    Even before he appears on the screen the New York crowd makes it known that where they stand. They boo the man who is going for history and they let him hear it. A mini “John Cena sucks” sing along breaks out, however, like always Cena has a smile on his face.

    Young

    John tonight you are chasing history. If you win your match tonight, you will tie Ric Flair with sixteen World Championships. What does that mean to you?

    Cena

    It would mean a lot especially to do it here in Brooklyn, New York!


    You think he would get the cheap pop, but the New York crowd is not having it. They still boo Cena.

    Cena

    I’ve always had a tremendous respect for Ric. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know him and compete against him. Without Ric Flair there would be no John Cena and that’s for damn sure!
    (pauses)
    However, I can’t overlook Chris Jericho.


    The crowd roars with excitement and “Y2J” chants begin to break out.

    Cena

    As much as I would like to tie Ric Flair’s record tonight, you best believe he’s just as motivated to stop me from achieving that.
    (looks into the camera)
    Chris I know you’re listening so man to man I’m going to be straight up with you.


    Cena takes a deep breath, but before he can continue….

    ??? (O.S.)

    (frustrated/tired tone)
    John…John…John…

    From the opposite side of the frame (coming towards Renee’s side) we see the number one contender Dean Ambrose appear much to the delight of the crowd.

    Ambrose

    …once again save the ra-ra speech for someone who cares!

    Cena shakes his head in frustration as the crowd cheers.

    Ambrose

    Quite frankly I’m tired of hearing the same old “never give up” or “the champ is here” or “if you want some, come get some” and I know Brooklyn is tired of hearing it as well.

    The crowd roars in agreement.

    Ambrose

    I said from the very start I want the WWE Championship. You know the one that was vacated from me after I cashed in Money in the Bank and later defeated two people I considered the closest thing to brothers I ever had. You remember John? Or were you too busy getting your ass kicked by AJ Styles?

    The crowd “ohh’s” as Cena looks like he is holding back his anger. Ambrose has a smug look on his face.

    Ambrose

    You may be chasing Ric Flair’s record, but even on your best day you couldn’t even shine Ric Flair’s boots.

    Once again the crowd let’s out some “ooh’s” and some have to wonder how Cena is taking this.

    Ambrose

    Ric was an inspiration for me too and it angers me that some people put you in the same sentence, let alone the same breath as Ric.
    (pauses)
    However, just like Ric someone’s going to have put you down for one final three count and show you that you’re no longer chasing or making history, but that your career is history.
    (pauses)
    And if Chris Jericho can’t do it…

    Dean gets right in the face of Cena and has a cocky grin on his face.

    Ambrose

    …I have no problem doing it myself.

    Cena is seething with anger and Ambrose is filled with cockiness. He swaggers backwards still with that look on his face the “yeah I just punked you out” look. They don’t call him the Lunatic for nothing.

    *Ringside*

    We see JoJo standing in the center of the ring for a few moments before the bell rings.

    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall and it is for the United States Championship!!

    *Swiss Made*

    The ringing alarms hit the arena as the crowd goes wild. Cesaro makes his way out from behind the curtains coming out in his now signature 007 entrance. He has a smile on his face as he does his machine gun taunt atop the ramp before tearing off his suit.

    JoJo

    Introducing first from Lucerne, Switzerland weighing two hundred and thirty two pounds….Ceeesarrooo!

    Phillips

    It looks like we are going forward with the United States Championship match. Are you surprised John?

    JBL

    I’m not in all honesty. Jack Swagger is a tough kid and with the United States Championship on the line I had no doubts Jack Swagger would still compete tonight.

    We see Cesaro stretching in the ring as he waits for his opponent.

    *Random*

    Much to his surprise and to the surprise of the Brooklyn crowd it is not Jack Swagger that appears, but Nick Kennedy the Raw GM. We see Kennedy appear with a look of concern on his face. He already has a microphone in his hand and brings it towards him as his music dies down.

    Kennedy

    Earlier tonight we saw Alberto Del Rio attack Bob Backlund and Jack Swagger. Swagger, was scheduled to take on Cesaro here tonight, but unfortunately due to Alberto Del Rio’s attack he was not cleared to compete and was taken to a nearby hospital.


    The crowd begins to boo as Kennedy looks a little stressed.
    Kennedy
    It was not an easy decision and this one was even harder…
    (pauses)
    …the United States Championship match will be postponed until further notice.

    The crowd really does not like that as they boo even louder. We then see Cesaro in the ring who has a look of disbelief in the ring.

    Phillips

    Well it looks like we won’t be having this match after all.

    JBL

    This is a shame. Raw should be embarrassed! Alberto Del Rio should be suspended for what he done! You robbed the WWE Universe of what was sure to be a great match.

    Kennedy goes to say something but….

    *Welcome to the Queendom*

    WHAT?!?!?! Kennedy cocks his head to his right as out comes Stephanie McMahon for the first time since the changes that were implemented in the WWE. Kennedy seems to be in awe as Stephanie walks over to him and she doesn’t seem too happy. She rips the microphone out of his hand.

    McMahon

    Monday Night Raw does not “postpone” matches. When one door closes another door opens.
    (pauses and places her hand on Kennedy’s shoulder)
    You still have a lot to learn kid.
    McMahon
    Cesaro you will have an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship tonight.


    The crowd cheers as Cesaro applauds Steph’s decision as well. He is now bouncing up and down keeping himself loose in the ring.

    McMahon

    I found your replacement and well…
    (pauses)
    …let’s just say he’s……
    (yelling)
    AWESSSOOOMMMMEEEE!

    Kennedy turns whiter than a ghost.

    AWWWWWESOME


    *I Came To Play*

    The crowd boos as some WWE workers start to roll out a red carpet just in time as the A-List couple comes out. Miz turns to Steph and thanks her. He then gives Kennedy a disgusted look. We see Stephanie leave as Kennedy looks to be in shock. He runs after her clearly disagreeing with her decision. The camera follows Miz and Maryse who are hand in hand as they walk down the red carpet.

    JoJo

    His opponent, now residing in Hollywood, California weighing two hundred and twenty one pound….The Miz!

    JBL

    Yes, what a replacement found by Stephanie McMahon! I’ve missed her so much. She fixed the mess that buffoon Nick Kennedy made.

    Phillips

    You mean Alberto Del Rio…

    JBL

    No I meant what I said Tom!

    Phillips

    What effect does this have on Cesaro? He was preparing for Swagger and instead gets The Miz.

    JBL

    They don’t call Cesaro the Swiss Superman for no reason. He’s ready, no matter who his opponent is.

    United States Championship Match: Cesaro vs. The Miz w/Maryse


    The bell rings and this match is underway. We hear Cesaro chants and signs that flood the center portion of the Barclays Center that can be seen on camera. The two lock up in the center of the ring and Cesaro gets behind Miz and quickly goes for the schoolboy pin.


    One


    Two


    Kickout and Miz quickly backs-up into the corner. Cesaro tells him he was “close” to ending it. Miz starts to get a little pep talk from Maryse. Cesaro goes to grab Miz, but he puts half is body outside the ropes. The ref backs Cesaro up and in case that didn’t work Miz is telling Cesaro to “back-up”. The two circle again and Cesaro goes to lock up, but he gets a kick in the gut followed by an elbow to the back of the head. Miz then applies a wristlock in which Cesaro counters with a roll through, followed by three half kip-ups into one full kip-up into a wristlock takedown of his own, much to the delight of the crowd. Miz quickly gets up and gets knocked down by a dropkick then sends him rolling to the outside. Maryse quickly runs to the aid of her husband who slaps the apron in frustration as the referee starts his count. Miz goes to get back into the ring and Cesaro approaches which makes him rethink that. He tries again and again Cesaro is right there. Miz wants Cesaro to back up, but since the Awesome One won’t come to Cesaro he’ll just come to him. Cesaro gets outside the ring and starts to chase Miz like a dog would a cat. The Swiss Superman is closing in on Miz who slides into the ring. Cesaro slides after him and is welcome by vicious stomps courtesy of the former reality TV Star. Miz gets his opponent back on his feet and whips him off the ropes before planting him with an elbow to the face knocking down Cesaro. He shoots the half.


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    Two


    Cesaro powers out and Miz quickly applies a front headlock trying to get Cesaro back up which he does. Cesaro delivers a punch and then another one, but the offense is quickly controlled as Miz delivers a knee to the ribs of his opponent. He then let’s go of Cesaro before bouncing off the ropes and connecting with a running knee lift followed by a jumping neckbreaker from behind. He again goes for the pin.


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    Kickout from Cesaro who has looked awful so far in the early part of this match. The Swiss Superman goes over towards the ropes and is trying to regain himself on the bottom rope. Miz distracts the ref as his wife connects with a slap across Cesaro’s face. The crowd boos as Maryse laughs while she watches her husband drive his foot full force into his opponent’s ribs. Cesaro now looks for some space in the corner. He is seated there, which once again spells danger for him as Miz connects with a big boot to Cesaro’s jaw. You can hear the impact on that boot. He drags Cesaro to the center of the ring.


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    Two


    Cesaro is able to get the shoulder off the mat in time. Miz goes to the outside apron and climbs the top rope. He stays perched there stalking his opponent who is slow to get back to his feet. The pre-draft Intercontinental Champion jumps and is welcomed by a European Uppercut that causes him to stumble into the corner. Cesaro quickly charges and connects with another European Uppercut. He then pulls Miz closer to him and lays him out with a clothesline. He goes for a pin.


    One


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    Kickout! However, Cesaro is building momentum he makes sure Miz stays on his backside before jumping and connecting with two footed stomp on the abdomen of his opponent. Another pin from the Swiss Superman.


    One


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    TH-Miz powers out. Cesaro gets up and motions that it’s time for Miz to go for a little bit of a swing. The crowd erupts as the King of Swing goes to grab the legs of Miz and Maryse quickly gets herself on the apron to distract Cesaro and the ref. She starts to bark things in French to Cesaro that is more than likely not PG rated. However, it’s the perfect distraction as Miz is able to go for a roll-up pin.


    One


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    NEW CHAMP-NO! Cesaro was able to shimmy out of it. He goes for a clothesline, which is ducked as Miz gets behind his opponent hooking his head for the inverted face-lock backbreaker followed by a neckbreaker slam. He hooks both legs!


    One


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    THR-CESARO KICKS OUT! Tremendous heart shown by Cesaro while frustration is starting to set in for The Miz. He gets Cesaro back to his feet before Irish whipping him into the corner. Miz panders to the crowd for a bit from the opposite corner before charging in looking for the Awesome Clothesline, but instead gets a face full of turnbuckle as the King of Swing was able to move out of the way. From behind he grabs Miz by the waist pulling him out of the corner and showcasing his strength in the process. He then hoists Miz into a German suplex with a bridge for the pin.


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    THR-Miz able to get his shoulder off the mat! The crowd begins to cheer as both men are showcasing how much the United States Championship means to them. Cesaro gets the kinks out of his neck signaling that the end is near for the Miz. Miz is up on one knee before Cesaro puts him in position for the Neutralizer, but Miz counters flipping his opponent up and over him, but Cesaro lands on his feet and charges towards the ropes. He springboards off looking for the corkscrew European Uppercut, but instead gets a boot to the face. Miz pulls that move out of desperation and now crawls towards the cover trying to hook a leg.


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    THRE-Cesaro gets his right shoulder up! Miz looks at the ref thinking it was a three. Maryse thought it was a three, but Cesaro is still alive in this match. Stephanie McMahon looks like a genius right now as these two go back and forth. Miz circles his opponent bouncing up and down ready to pounce as he looks like he is calling for the Skull Crushing Finale. Cesaro unaware is up on his feet as Miz from behind hooks one arm and is trying to get the second, but Cesaro tosses Miz off his back. He then sweeps his opponent’s legs and this time no hesitation as he starts to swing the A-Lister. The crowd counts as round and round they go. The count gets to twelve before Cesaro tosses his opponent off to the side. No ill effect shown as Cesaro lets out a roar as the crowd cheers. He then goes over to the dazed and confused Miz and once again tries to position him for The Neutralizer; however Miz backs out kicking Cesaro in the leg causing him to fall to one knee before getting planted with a snap DDT. Miz with all his power turns his opponent to his back and shoots the half.


    One


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    Kickout from Cesaro! The crowd is fired up with chants of “Cesaro” over and over again. Miz takes Cesaro and drives him back first into the corner. He takes a few steps back before charging in and this time connecting with the Awesome Clothesline. He has a determined look on his face as Cesaro falls to the mat. He then goes back to the top rope waiting for Cesaro to get up. He jumps right into a dropkick! Cesaro counters again. He grabs Miz by the hair and has him in position before NAILING THE NEUTRALIZER. He turns Miz over…


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    THRE-NO MARYSE PULLED THE REF OUT OF THE RING. The crowd starts to boo. Cesaro has a look of disbelief on his face as Maryse intervenes in this match for a third time. This is madness! The referee and Maryse exchange words on the outside, while Cesaro looks on. The ref says one final thing to Maryse before telling her she is gone from ringside. The crowd applauds the referee’s decision as does Cesaro. We’re going to get a fair fight now! Maryse continues screaming in French, but it’s falling on deaf ears as the referee tells her to leave. However, it may be too little too late as from behind the Awesome One grabs Cesaro and plants him with THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE! NOT LIKE THIS! He turns Cesaro over and the referee slides back into the ring to make the count.


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    THREE! THE MIZ IS THE NEW UNITED STATES CHAMPION!


    Winner & New United States Champion The Miz


    The crowd boos as we hear Maryse squeal in excitement as she runs back towards the ring and gets in the ring. She plants a kiss on Miz who has a smile on his face. That smile gets even wider and brighter as the referee hands the United States Championship to him, a title he is very familiar. Miz is now three time United States champion.

    Phillips

    I can’t believe what we just witnessed.

    JBL

    I know! Isn’t this great?!?!? What a performance by the Miz. Better than all his movies combined and that’s tough to do.

    Phillips

    Give an assist to his leading lady Maryse. Cesaro had the United States Championship nearly in his grasp. He was a second away, but Maryse got involved pulling the referee out of the ring.

    JBL

    Maybe the referee shouldn’t have his legs dangling so close on the outside. If he was in better position, there would have been no way she could grab those legs.


    Phillips

    She shouldn’t be getting involved at all! How can you blame the referee?

    JBL

    How can you blame Maryse?!?! How dare you blame Maryse!?!? I can’t wait to tell Miz all the crap you’re talking about his wife at the after party.
    We see Miz atop the ramp holding his United States Championship high above his head. The camera then cuts to Cesaro who looks defeated in the center of the ring as he was so close to winning.

    *Backstage Area*

    We cut backstage to see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.

    Saxton

    Please welcome my guests at this time, Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
    Amore and Cass step into frame as the crowd can be heard in the background chanting “How You Doin’?!”
    Gentlemen, we heard earlier tonight from General Manager Alex Maverick that there will be an 8 Team Tournament to determine the new World Tag Team Champions. You two are one of the five teams that have already been announced to be in this tournament. What are your thoughts on the huge announcement?

    Amore

    Big Cass and I got all jacked up when we heard about this tournament. We were born ready for this opportunity. See when I came out of my motha’s womb and that doctor smacked me on my bald white ass…
    Amore smacks his hands and pauses for a second as you can hear the crowd laughing in the background.
    My papi said two things about me that day.
    Amore holds up one finger.
    First he said “hey… I made a good lookin boy over there.”
    Amore pauses and the crowd can be heard laughing again in the background. He then holds up two fingers.
    And the second thing he said was that boy is going to be a world champion one day. Well that comes true in this tournament when me and Big Cass run through the competition.
    Amore pauses and the crowd can be heard cheering.
    Now I know there's some open spots and any team can take those. Could be teams from NXT, could be teams from other countries, could be teams that used ta be here in WWE.
    Amore pauses.
    Could be the Head Bangas…

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    The Spirt Squad…

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    The Rock and Roll Express…

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    Billy and Chuck…

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    The Basham Brothers

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    Gymini

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    The Heart Throbs

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    Deuce and Domino

    Cass & Crowd

    How you doin’?!

    Amore

    It could be any of them but it don't matter. None of them nor the Descension, Nachos Libre, the Hair Club for Men, or the Oldie Boyz are getting in our way of become the World Tag Team Champions… How You Doin’?!

    Amore and Cass look off screen. Just then the Dudleys walk into frame. The crowd can be heard chanting “E C Dub!”

    Bubba

    You two are the most delusional pieces of crap I've ever seen. You think you're great but you're just like the Brooklyn Nets…
    Bubba pauses
    Not worth a damn and will never win a championship.

    The crowd boos. Amore looks over at Cass and then back at Bubba.

    Amore

    Look what we got here... a cuppa hatas?!
    Bubba and D-Von look aggravated.
    Listen here Bub... Big Cass and I just don't like you. We've got 99 problems and you two are all of them.


    The Brooklyn crowd cheers the Jay-Z reference.

    Cass

    We've beaten you two before and we have no problem doing it again.

    Bubba

    Oh you think so? Well then let's do it. I'm going to go to Shane McMahon and Alex Maverick and request that we face you two in the first round so we can shut your annoying mouths up and show why we're the greatest tag team of all time.

    Cass

    That's fine with us and we'll prove to fossils that there's only one word to describe you and I'm gonna spell it out for you…
    The crowd can be heard saying along with Cass.
    S…A…W…F…T…SAAAAAAWFT!

    Bubba and D-Von leave annoyed as Cass and Amore look on pumped up.
    We cut back to ringside with Ranallo and Graves.

    Ranallo

    Bubba Ray laying down the challenge towards Enzo Amore and Big Cass to face off in the first round of the World Tag Team Title tournament. This tournament is promising to be explosive.

    Graves

    I for one hope Alex and Shane make that official so the Dudley Boyz can shut that Jersey loud mouth Enzo Amore up once and for all.

    Ranallo

    Well I’m sure we will find out more this Tuesday on Smackdown regarding the tournament. But up next, it’s the match we’ve been waiting for. “The Boss” Sasha Banks vs. the self-proclaimed “Queen of WWE” Charlotte to determine our new Womens World Champion.


    We then cut to a video package for the Womens World Championship match.

    ***Womens World Championship Video Package***


    “Break Free” by Cilver plays as we cut back to three weeks ago on Smackdown where Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon are in the ring with a covered podium.

    Maverick
    We wanted championships that represented the World!

    McMahon pulls off the sheet unveiling the Womens World Championship belt which is the design from the Attitude Era.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Womens World Championship!

    We cut to Charlotte interrupting and in the ring with Dana Brooke by her side.

    Charlotte
    If you're going to talk about a Womens Championship, then you need to have the true Womens Champion involved in this decision… You strip me of my championship for no good reason at all… You should hand me that Womens World Championship... now!

    Maverick
    That's not how things are going to work around here… My decision is to put you in a match at SummerSlam for the Womens World Championship. No qualifying match or anything... As for your opponent, they will need to qualify for the match… It will be a Fatal Five Way… to determine who you will face for the Womens World Championship at SummerSlam.

    We cut to the Fatal Five Way between Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke, Naomi, Becky Lynch, & Natalya. We see a few clips from the match ending with Sasha locking Brooke in the Bank Statement and making her tap out.

    Ranallo
    Sasha Banks moves onto SummerSlam to face Charlotte for the Womens World Championship! Arguably the two women that started the Womens Revolution.

    We then rewind all the way back to clips of when Charlotte was in NXT.

    Graves
    The daughter of Ric Flair. She certainly takes after her dad.

    We cut to Charlotte hitting Natural Selection of Natalya and winning the NXT Womens Championship.

    Phillips
    Charlotte has done it! She’s the NXT Womens Champion.

    We cut to Monday Night Raw when Stephanie announced the Divas Revolution.

    Stephanie
    The daughter of Ric Flair, Charlotte!

    We see Charlotte coming out on that night and then clips of Charlotte wrestling.

    Charlotte (V.O.)
    You will see that I’m just genetically superior to every woman here! It’s in my blood.

    We cut to a clip of Charlotte winning the Divas Championship from Nikki Bella.

    Cole
    Charlotte is the new champion!

    Charlotte (V.O.)
    I am the Queen of the WWE! I will go down as the greatest of all time!

    We cut to a clip of Charlotte winning at WrestleMania 32 and walking out with the WWE Womens Championship.

    We then rewind back to see when Sasha was in NXT.

    Phillips
    Sasha Banks calls herself “The Boss” and she certainly backs it up.

    We cut to when Sasha Banks won the NXT Womens Championship in a Fatal Four Way Match.

    Graves
    “The Boss” has just become the NXT Womens Champion and the Boss of NXT!

    We cut to Monday Night Raw when Stephanie announced the Divas Revolution.

    Stephanie
    “The Boss” Sasha Banks!

    We see Sasha coming out on that night and then clips of Sasha wrestling.

    Sasha (V.O.)
    I will show the whole roster why they call me “The Boss!”

    We cut to clips of Sasha vs. Bayley at NXT Takeover Brooklyn last year.

    Graves
    Sasha and Bayley may have just had the match of the year!

    Sasha (V.O.)
    I will prove to everyone that I belong and I will be champion!

    We see clips of Sasha at WrestleMania 32. We then cut to the Dual Contract Signing this past week on Smackdown, where we see Charlotte and Sasha sitting at the table across from each other with the Womens World Title belt in the middle of them of the table.

    Charlotte
    As the Queen of WWE, it is my privilege to be the first to win that Womens World Championship… You scratched and clawed your way somehow to the main roster, but the fact is that you’ve hit your glass ceiling… Facing me at SummerSlam is the peak of your career… This Sunday, I will once again put championship gold around my waist while you do what you do best… Lay flat on your back a loser looking up at me standing tall once again victorious.

    Sasha
    All you do is sit here and talk about what you have done and what your daddy has done… Charlotte, I don’t care who your dad is. I don’t even care what you have done in the past… The only thing that matters now is this Sunday you and I will go one on one for the Womens World Championship. I've been waiting for this moment since I was a little girl… And I’ll be damned if I don’t give it my all and walk out of SummerSlam the first and new Womens World Champion!

    Charlotte reaches across and shoves Sasha in the face. Sasha looks away for a second and Charlotte is boasting. Sasha then runs and jumps over the table onto Charlotte, starting a brawl on the mat between the two.

    Ranallo
    Sasha’s had enough!

    Graves
    These two can’t wait until Sunday!

    We see security come out and pull them apart who are still trying to get at each other.

    Ranallo
    Who will walk out of SummerSlam the new Womens World Champion?

    ***End of Video Package***
    “Recognition” plays and the arena fills with boos as Charlotte makes her way onto the stage, dressed in a blue rope similar to her father’s with Dana Brooke by her side bowing down to her.

    Ranallo

    It is now time for the Womens World Championship match and boy does Charlotte look confident walking down to the ring.

    Graves

    Of course she does. Charlotte is the Queen of WWE. She’s been on top of the womens division in NXT and here on the main roster. This is nothing different for her. She’s a Flair and if there’s one thing she learned from her father it’s how to be a champion.

    Ranallo

    When the draft took place back last month, Charlotte was stripped of her WWE Womens Championship, but our General Manager and Commissioner granted her this match-up to become the new and first Womens World Champion.

    Graves

    As far as I’m concerned, Charlotte is the only woman in WWE that has the right to call herself a champion. She never lost her championship, but tonight she will right that wrong by winning the Womens World Title. Get ready to bow down to the Queen.

    Up on the stage we see four security guards walk out. They look around and nod as if everything is all clear. “Sky’s The Limit” plays and everyone stands on their feet and cheers loudly as Sasha Banks makes her way out with the security on the sides of the stage.

    Ranallo

    I wouldn’t be too quick to hand the title over to Charlotte. “The Boss” looks ready to go tonight and looks to win her first Womens Championship here on the main roster.

    Graves

    Looks there’s no denying that Sasha Banks is a great athlete, but there’s a reason why she hasn’t been on top since coming to the main roster. And that’s simply because she isn’t as good as Charlotte.

    Ranallo

    Sasha hasn’t been afforded the opportunities that Charlotte has, but she earned this spot by winning the Fatal Five Way two weeks ago. Ever since she was a little girl watching people like her hero Eddie Guerrero, she worked hard to make it to this moment here to become Womens Champion. And tonight could be her night to finally fulfill her dream and make history by becoming the Womens World Champion.

    Graves

    Sasha had a great match here in the Barclays Center just one year ago at NXT Takeover against Bayley. It was rated the best match of the year by many, but don’t forget that she lost. Does she have enough to turn that around here tonight? I’m not sure if she does. The black cloud known as the Barclays Center may hang over her head.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the Womens World Championship!

    A graphic of the Womens World Championship is shown on the screen. The crowd claps as the referee holds up the Womens World Championship belt in the ring.

    Introducing first, from The Queen City, Charlotte.
    Charlotte steps forward and put her arms out as the crowd boos her heavily.
    And her opponent, from Boston, MA, Sasha Banks.


    Sasha steps forward and does signature her hip and hand taunt as the crowd goes crazy for her and starts chanting “Sasha!”

    Womens World Championship
    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks

    The match starts with the two women staring each other down and then running straight at each other trading blows. Charlotte then knees Sasha in the gut and tosses her off the ropes. Charlotte ducks down for a back body drop, but Sasha reverses with a kick to the bent over Charlotte and then dropkicks her. Charlotte stumbles over to a nearby corner and gets herself up, but she gets hit right away with a running double knee strike by Sasha. Sasha then grabs Charlotte by the head and goes for a running bulldog, but Charlotte stops her in her tracks and hits a back suplex on Sasha. Charlotte quickly mounts Sasha and starts throwing punches. Charlotte grabs her by the head and yells in Sasha’s face “I’m the champ!” Charlotte slams Sasha’s head down and then gets to a vertical base. She runs off the ropes and goes for a jumping knee drop, but Sasha moves out of the way, causing Charlotte to crash to the mat with her knee. Sasha gets up and then kicks Charlotte in the chest as she tries to get back up. Charlotte stumbles backwards holding her chest as Sasha runs full force and dropkicks her through the ropes and out of the ring. Sasha waits as Charlotte slowly gets to a vertical base on the outside, runs off the ropes and dives through the ropes taking out Charlotte with a Suicide Dive. Sasha gets back up to her feet and lifts Charlotte back up too. She takes Charlotte by the head dragging her towards the ring and smashes her head on the apron before tossing her back in. Sasha goes to the top rope waiting for Charlotte to get up and jumps off nailing Charlotte with a flying double knee attack right into the cover…


    1…


    2…


    Charlotte kicks out. Sasha gets Charlotte back up and gets her into a corner. Sasha delivers a few forearms to Charlotte before placing her horizontally across the middle rope in the corner. Sasha sets up and goes to drop the double knees across Charlotte’s mid-section, but Charlotte is able to get out of the way and onto the apron, causing Sasha to crash to the mat. Sasha and Charlotte slowly get back up. Sasha goes to grab Charlotte who is out on the apron, but Charlotte reverses into a jawbreaker on the top rope to Sasha. Charlotte gets back into the ring, grabs a stumbling Sasha and delivers a scoop slam to her. Charlotte runs off the ropes and this time nails Sasha with the jumping knee drop. Charlotte goes for the cover…


    1…


    2…


    Sasha kicks out. Charlotte lifts Sasha up as she clubs her in the back a few times. Charlotte lifts Sasha up onto her shoulder and falls to her knees causing Sasha’s back to go right into Charlotte’s shoulder. Charlotte then holds Sasha down and delivers a few well-placed knees to her back. Charlotte gets up and taunts at the crowd who is booing her. Charlotte lifts Sasha up and tosses her off the ropes. Charlotte catches Sasha on the way back with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker. Charlotte goes for the cover…


    1…


    2…


    Sasha kicks out. Charlotte then grabs the right leg of Sasha and delivers a few knee strikes to the back of the leg. Charlotte then looks to setup the Figure 8, but Sasha is able to push her off with her other leg before she can get the hold on. Sasha gets up and goes to kick Charlotte, but Charlotte catches her foot and delivers a dragon screw, taking her to the ground. Charlotte holds onto her leg, lets out a “Woo!” and locks in the Figure 4, bridging up to the Figure 8. Sasha is scrambling for the ropes and slowly pulls herself closer. Charlotte is trying to keep the bridge and hold Sasha back from moving, but she seems to be struggling to do so. Sasha finally inches closer and just gets her hand on the bottom rope. Charlotte lets go of the hold at the referee’s four count. Charlotte gets up, runs at Sasha and delivers a baseball slide to kick her out of the ring and to the floor. Charlotte goes out there taunting to crowd telling her she sucks. Charlotte grabs Sasha by the hair and pulls her up and towards the steel steps. Charlotte yells in Sasha’s face and goes to slam her onto the steps, but Sasha blocks it. Charlotte tries again, but Sasha blocks it again and this time elbows her in the mid-section a few times to break her grip. Charlotte stumbles back a bit but then runs at Sasha, who drop toe holds Charlotte so she goes face first onto the steel steps. The referee is counting as both women are down on the outside. It’s a count of 6 before they both start moving more. They slowly crawl for the apron as the referee gets to 8. The referee counts 9 and before he can get to 10, both women just make it back into the ring. Both are down on the mat and are slowly trying to get up as they crawl towards one another. They get up on their hands and start trading punches. Both women get to their knees and continue to trade punches as the crowd cheers for Sasha and boos Charlotte every time a punch is thrown. They slow are making it back to their feet as they continue to trade punches. They get to their feet and keep trading punches, until Charlotte rakes Sasha in the eyes. The referee comes over and yells at Charlotte that she can’t do that but she ignores him. Charlotte runs of the ropes at Sasha and goes for a Spear, but Sasha moves out of the way, Charlotte stops as she misses and hits the ropes. Sasha grabs Charlotte from behind and delivers a Backstabber right into the Bank Statement. The crowd is going wild as Sasha wrenches back and Charlotte reaches out. Charlotte squirms her way over a bit and is able to use her long legs to get to the nearby ropes to break the hold. Both women are exhausted and slowly get back to their feet. Sasha goes to toss Charlotte, but Charlotte reverses and tosses Sasha into a corner. Charlotte runs at Sasha, but Sasha gets her legs up and flips over Charlotte with a sunset flip pin…


    1…


    2…


    Charlotte kicks out. Both women get right to a vertical base and Sasha grabs Charlotte tossing her right into the corner. Sasha runs at Charlotte delivering a double knee attack. Sasha then lays Charlotte out across the middle rope in the corner, jumps up and nails her in the midsection with a double knee drop. Sasha pulls Charlotte away from the ropes with all her strength and goes for the cover…


    1…


    2…


    Charlotte kicks out. Sasha slowly gets back up and lifts Charlotte up with her. She grabs her a delivers a suplex, but hangs on. Sasha rolls up a la Eddie Guerrero and delivers another suplex as the crowd starts chanting “Eddie!” Sasha again rolls over and delivers the third suplex to complete the 3 Amigos. Sasha pulls herself up with the ropes and looks at the nearby corner as the crowd cheers her on. Sasha slowly goes to the top rope and jumps off for a Frog Splash, but Charlotte gets her knees up at the last second to counter. Both women are down, but Charlotte tries to get her wits about her. She starts to get up and immediately grabs Sasha’s legs and has just enough energy to lock in the Figure 4.
    She's trying to bridge but she doesn’t have the strength as Sasha is squirming around too much to get to the ropes. Charlotte sits up and yells at Sasha to just “tap out” and “give up already!” Sasha, who's far from the ropes, sits up and starts punching away at Charlotte's legs to weaken her grip. Sasha then starts swaying her body and manages to flip over onto her stomach, reversing the pressure onto Charlotte. Charlotte screams in pain and gets the hold off. Sasha is down and looking hurt and Charlotte is holding her left leg, trying to shake out the damage that was just done. Both women slowly get to their feet, with Charlotte getting up first. Charlotte has an angry look on her face and charges at Sasha for a big boot, but Sasha ducks underneath and goes behind Charlotte. Sasha immediately grabs Charlotte from behind and nails her with the Backstabber right into the Bank Statement. The crowd is going crazy yelling at Charlotte to tap as Charlotte in pain desperately crawls for the ropes. Charlotte slowly inches her way closer to the ropes. Just as she's about to grab the bottom rope, Sasha is able to use her flexibility to stomp down on Charlotte's hand and then push off the bottom rope with her foot rolling them still in the hold to the middle of the ring, emulating what she did last year in the same building during NXT Takeover. Sasha is now wrenching back hard on Charlotte who is reaching out scrambling for the ropes or anything. Sasha has the hold in too tight though making Charlotte not able to move closer to the ropes and forcing her to tap out. Sasha wins the match!

    Winner: Sasha Banks


    Hamilton
    Here is your winner and the NEW Womens World Champion, Sasha Banks!
    The crowd is on their feet going crazy cheering. Sasha is on her knees emotional as the referee hands her the Womens World Title belt. Sasha holds it in her hands in front of her, staring down at it.

    Ranallo

    SHE DID IT! Sasha Banks finally realized her dream and has become the Womens World Champion! What a moment this is!

    Graves

    You can see the emotion on her face as she clutches that Womens World Title. This is the biggest moment of “The Boss’s” career.
    Sasha gets up and lifts the championship high in the air as the crowd continues to go crazy for her and starts chanting “Sasha!”.

    Ranallo

    You mentioned last year’s NXT Takeover earlier Corey. Well it was a similar sequence pushing off the ropes to keep the Bank Statement locked in that won Sasha the match tonight.

    Graves

    She learned from her mistakes last year and was able to keep that submission locked in on Charlotte, leaving her nowhere to go. But don’t take anything away from Charlotte. She had one hell of a match and I guarantee this won’t be the last Sasha Banks will see of her.

    Ranallo

    Well right now, all Sasha Banks is thinking about is that she just won the Womens World Championship. Listen to this crowd Corey. They are going crazy for their new champion.

    Graves

    The appreciation this crowd is showing is incredible. We just witnessed an amazing match between two great womens wrestlers.

    Ranallo

    Sasha Banks is now “The Boss” of the womens division!

    *Backstage Area*

    We see Stephanie McMahon walking with purpose. She looks like she is in a hurry. Speaking of hurry from behind we can see the Raw General Manager rushing towards Stephanie.
    Kennedy
    (yelling)
    Stephanie! Stephanie!

    She turns and sees Kennedy who is sweating. When he gets to her, he takes a few beats to catch his breath. She doesn’t look too pleased.

    Kennedy

    What was the deal back there?

    McMahon

    (confused)
    What do you mean?

    Kennedy

    I mean why did you overrule my decision? The Miz didn’t deserve to be in that match, now he’s the United States Championship. It’s chaos.


    Stephanie rolls her eyes as a limo pulls up to her position.

    McMahon

    Honestly…I don’t have time for this. I have a very important meeting in the morning. We’ll discuss this at a later time.

    Kennedy

    (angry tone)
    A later time?!?!?


    Steph’s pride looks slightly hurt that this punk kid just questioned her.

    McMahon

    (sternly)
    Yes, a later time.
    (pauses)
    Like tomorrow night on Raw.


    Mixed reaction from the crowd as Kennedy looks slightly worried.

    Kennedy

    (hesitant)
    Tomorrow?
    (pauses and more confidently)
    Tomorrow! Tomorrow it is.


    He opens the door for Stephanie and smiles.

    Kennedy

    Have a good night Steph!


    Before she gets in the limo she looks at Kennedy one last time.

    McMahon

    And it’s boss to you.

    He gulps as she gets inside the limo. He closes the door and watches the limo leave. He closes his eyes and takes a deep breath. He exhales and when he turns he sees Shane McMahon who gets a huge pop from the crowd.

    Shane

    Just some advice for you when it comes to my sister…
    (pauses)
    …she’s like a wave, it’s best to go with her as opposed to against her. If you do, you’re going to drown.

    Nick ponders the statement made by Shane who pats him on the back.

    Shane

    Good luck with your main event.

    Shane leaves as Nick Kennedy just stands there. Cut to a match graphic of John Cena and Chris Jericho.

    Phillips

    The match the WWE Universe has been waiting for. Will history be made here in Brooklyn, New York? It is Chris Jericho verse John Cena for the WWE Championship. Can John Cena tie Ric Flair’s record? Here’s a look back at John Cena’s fifteen WWE World Championship wins!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1-TkVf9p3s


    *Ringside*

    After the video package the camera zooms up on Ric Flair who is sitting ringside. The crowd fills the Barclays Center with “Wooo” chants. He smiles and gives them a woo of his own
    .

    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Championship!

    *Break The Walls Down*

    The crowd cheers as the arena goes black. After a few moments we see the light-up jacket of Jericho. The lights turn on and he turns around getting a huge ovation from the fans.

    JoJo

    Introducing first from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada weighing two hundred and twenty four pounds…Chris Jericho!

    Phillips

    Chris Jericho for the most part has been pretty quiet leading up to this match-up. Not much talking from Jericho which is kind of a shocker.

    JBL

    He’s going to do his talking in the ring. He has accomplished a lot in the ring and has done it a lot longer than John Cena. Don’t forget he beat The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin two Hall of Famers in the same night.

    *My Time Is Now*


    If you thought Roman Reigns was getting heat that is nothing compared to the heat John Cena is getting. New York a notorious anti-Cena crowd boos Cena who comes out. No theatrics, he is just all business. He runs down the ramp and slides into the ring. He then spots Ric and points to him.

    JoJo

    His opponent from West Newbury, Massachusetts weighing two hundred and fifty one pounds….John Cennnnnnnaaaaa!

    Phillips

    Love him or hate him, John Cena is a cornerstone in Sports Entertainment. Tonight he is going to make history, with one of his idols watching ringside.

    JBL

    There is a tremendous amount of pressure on John tonight, but if there is anyone that can handle it, it is John Cena however he cannot take Chris Jericho lightly.

    Main Event WWE Championship Match: Chris Jericho vs. John Cena


    The bell rings and this match is underway. Y2J chants are already breaking out along with Cena sucks chants. The two superstars absorb the energy of the crowd before locking up in the center of the ring. Both men trying to get the advantage finally it is Cena who is able to back Jericho into a corner. The referee tells him to back it up which he does, but Jericho slaps his opponent right across the face which ignites the crowd into cheers. Cena goes to hit Jericho, but the referee backs him up and warns Cena that he will DQ him if he doesn’t listen. Just as the referee backs away Jericho jumps in and connects with a forearm that nails Cena. He continues the onslaught backing Cena into the corner. He then delivers a chop lighting up the chest of Cena. “Woo’s” ring out from the crowd. Jericho looks at Flair and asks him “Do you like that”? When he goes back to Cena he grabs him by the head and throws it into the top turnbuckle. Cena then clears the chest of Jericho before delivering a chop of his own. Another “woo” comes from the crowd. Cena grabs him by the arm and whips him into the opposite corner. The momentum sends Jericho up and over the corner as he takes a hard fall onto the outside mats. Cena goes to the outside as his opponent is working himself back up to his feet. Cena grabs him by the arms and attempts an Irish whip, but instead it is Cena getting whipped and he makes contact with the steel steps. He goes face first as the crowd goes “ohh”. What impact and what damage being done early on in this match. Jericho goes over to Cena grabs him by the head and bounces it off the steps getting a little revenge from earlier in this match. Jericho rolls in then out of the ring resetting the count. Jericho grabs Cena and again goes after the head this time bouncing it off the padded barricade. He then grabs Cena tosses him into the ring. Jericho gets on the apron and climbs to the top rope. He waits for Cena to get up before going for a cross-body. He connects, but Cena rolls through displaying his strength. The crowd boos as Cena is able to elevate Jericho and hoists him onto his shoulders. He’s looking for the Attitude adjustment, but Jericho slides off and sunset flips Cena. However, instead of a pin Jericho grabs both legs looking to turn him over for the Walls of Jericho. He has him halfway turned, but Cena using his leg strength is able to push Jericho off. Jericho’s momentum sends him back first into the corner. He bounces off the corner receives a kick to the gut followed by a Fisherman suplex from Cena. He floats over into the first pin of the match.


    One


    Two


    Kickout from Jericho. A light “Y2J” chant breaks out as Cena helps Y2J get back to his feet. He delivers a punch which gets a boo from the crowd. Jericho comes back with a punch of his own which gets a cheer. Cena punch equals another boo. Jericho punch gets another cheer. Cena goes for another punch, but Jericho delivers a kick to his gut. He then bounces off the ropes and connects with a running bulldog. He then builds momentum off the rope before connecting with a Lionsault. Jericho is now rolling as he goes for the pin.


    One


    Two


    Kickout from Cena. Jericho grabs him by the head and locks in a side headlock. He screams “ask him” as he wrenches in more pressure on his opponent. Cena slowly tries to get back to his feet. He gets to a vertical base and delivers a few fists into the abdomen of his opponent. Those calculated punches free Cena out of the hold. The fifteen time champion runs off the ropes ducking a Jericho clothesline. He then springboards off the ropes and connects with a springboard stunner, much to the displeasure of the crowd. He shoots the half.


    One


    Two


    Th-Jericho gets his shoulder up. Cena then gets up and starts to stalk his opponent. Y2J slowly gets back to his feet trying to shake the cobwebs out from his head after that last move. He is up and turns right into the grip of Cena who gets him up on his shoulders. Jericho senses the danger and delivers a flurry of elbows once again to the head of Cena. After the fourth or fifth on Jericho is able to slide off. He then goes for a back suplex, but Cena is able to flip and land on his feet. He then charges and connects with a flying shoulder block, followed by another. Jericho goes for a clothesline, but it’s ducked and Cena connects with a spinout powerbomb. The crowd boos as Cena stares at the crowd and flashes a cocky smile. He then looks down at Jericho is about to go “You Can’t See Me”, but Jericho out of nowhere delivers a kick to the head of Cena stunning Cena who stumbles a few steps backwards. Jericho gets up running towards his opponent. Cena hoists him up looking for a power bomb, but Jericho counters with a hurricanrana. For his older age Chris Jericho still has it. He takes a few beats to compose himself as Cena is slightly dazed after the last exchange. Both men are up, charge at each other and knock each other down with clotheslines. Both men are down and the crowd can finally breathe after all the back and forth action. The referee begins to count as both men begin to work their way back up to their feet. Jericho is up first after the referee’s count was at six. He walks over to his opponent and delivers a right hand. Cena roars back with a right hand of his own. Back and forth they are going. Cheers and boos back and forth from each guy. Cena then takes it to another gear firing right and lefts, looking like a prize fighter chasing. He goes to bounce off the ropes, but Jericho follows him. Cena gets to the center of the ring and turns into a clothesline from the former Best in the World. He goes for a pin.


    One


    Two


    THR-Cena kicks out! The crowd starts up again with Y2J chants as Jericho goes to the outside apron and again is looking for high risk offense from the top rope. Earlier it wasn’t successful and again it’s not going to be successful as Cena is up and comes flying in with a right hand. Jericho is stuck, sitting on the top turnbuckle as Cena is now climbing the ropes as well. Cena delivers a headbutt out of desperation before hoisting Jericho onto his shoulders for a third time. Can we see an Attitude Adjustment from the top rope?!?! Jericho slides off and connects with a sunset flip powerbomb into a quick Walls of Jericho!!! THE WALLS OF JERICHO IS LOCKED IN AND CENA IS CLOSE TO THE ROPES. HE GOES FOR IT, BUT JERICHO DRAGS HIM BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING. You can hear chants of “tap” from the Brooklyn crowd, but that simply isn’t John Cena’s style. The man who believes in never giving up is not giving up as he crawls towards the ropes. Every inch counts and finally with one desperate lunge he is able to grab a hold of the bottom rope, much to the disappointment of Jericho and the Brooklyn crowd. The damage can possibly have been done though. Jericho takes a few beats before walking over to Cena who is on one knee thanks to help from the ropes. Jericho slaps him in the head before calling him a “stupid idiot”. Right after idiot, in one swift CENA IS UP ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! HE GOES FOR THE PIN BUT JERICHO ROLLED UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE MATS. Cena looks defeated as he now has to go after Jericho. He lazily rolls out of the ring, the match taking so much out of him so far. He lifts the lifeless body of his opponent and with all his strength remaining rolls him back in. Cena slides in and lies atop Y2J for the pin.


    ONE


    TWO


    THRE-JERICHO GETS A SHOULDER UP! The crowd roars, Cena’s face turns white as he looks at the referee as he can’t believe that wasn’t a three. Cena grabs Jericho by the head to get him up. Jericho pushes his arms away and goes for a kick. Cena catches it; however Jericho tries to counter with an enzuguri, but Cena ducks it and quickly picks the leg and applies the STF in the center of the ring. It is now Jericho who is screaming out in pain as Cena wrenches back on the neck, putting more and more pressure. Jericho slowly tries to crawl to the bottom rope and is able to grab a hold of it which forces Cena to break the hold. Cena grabs a hold of Jericho’s leg again and tries to grab him, however Y2J rolls Cena up.


    One


    Two


    Kickout from Cena! Both men are back up CODEBREAKER! Jericho out of nowhere connected with the Codebreaker. He places his right arm on top of Cena.


    One


    Two


    THREE! Chris Jericho stops history from happening. He is walking out of the Barclays Center the NEW WWE CHAMPION!


    Winner & New WWE Champion: Chris Jericho


    JBL

    (delighted)
    What did I tell you Tom?!?! Chris Jericho did his talking in the ring. He just defeated John Cena!

    Phillips

    You have to applaud the effort of both men, but it was Chris Jericho pulling out the victory in front of the over 18,000 here in Brooklyn, New York including WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, the man John Cena is trying to tie in World Championship reigns.

    JBL

    Simply put it wasn’t John Cena’s night.

    Phillips

    History will not be put on hold for the time being. Good night from Brooklyn, New York!

    We see Chris Jericho looking down at the fallen Cena. He then turns to the ref who hands him the WWE Championship. Jericho walks over to the ropes and holds the title high in the air as Y2J chants breakout from the crowd before it fades to black.


    Quick Results:

    Apollo Crews/Finn Balor def. Sheamus/Rusev


    Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins


    Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn


    The Revival def. The New Day


    AJ Styles def. Roman Reigns


    The Miz def. Cesaro


    Sasha Banks def. Charlotte


    Chris Jericho def. John Cena



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    Monday Night Raw from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York


    Episode 4

    August 22nd 2016

    “SummerSlam Fallout”

    The WWE then…now…forever opening plays. The screen is black as the words “Last Night” appears. We see Chris Jericho walking down the ramp and then another image of John Cena also walking down the ramp. We see the referee hold up the WWE Championship. We see selected highlights from last night which includes Jericho hitting the Lionsault, both guys exchanging punches, Jericho locking in the Walls of Jericho, Cena hitting the springboard stunner. We then see Cena connect with the Attitude Adjustment, but before he can make a pin, Jericho rolls out of the ring. We see the defeat on Cena’s face. He tosses Jericho back in and we see he only gets a two count.


    The next highlight we see is Jericho and Cena both up however, it is Jericho planting Cena with a Codebreaker and getting a three count. We then see Chris Jericho looking down at the fallen Cena. He then turns to the ref who hands him the WWE Championship. Jericho walks over to the ropes and holds the title high in the air as Y2J chants breakout from the crowd before it fades to black.


    *My Time Is Now*

    No pyro instead we are “treated” to an appearance from John Cena. The crowd boos as Cena appears. The fifteen time World Champion scans the crowd and instead of his normal run, he walks down the ramp giving Phillips and JBL a chance to welcome us.

    Phillips

    Off the heels of an electrifying SummerSlam…I’m Tom Phillips and alongside me my broadcast partner JBL.

    JBL

    Electrifying is one word to describe it. Once again we’re back here in Brooklyn, New York and once again it is electric in here.

    Phillips

    One word not describing last night was historic. That’s because the man out here now John Cena lost last night to Chris Jericho.

    JBL

    It was a great match! Both men gave it their all, but it was not meant to be for John Cena.

    Cena is now in the ring and is handed a microphone by a ringside worker. His music dies down however the “John Cena sucks” sing-along going with the beat of his music does not. The sound is actually deafening.
    The camera shows fans with smiles on their faces as they sing it. The camera goes back to the ring as Cena looks around before slowly bringing the microphone up to his mouth.


    Cena


    New York we’ve always had a love/hate relationship…

    (pauses)

    …mostly it’s been hate.

    The crowd cheers as Cena tries to hold back a little grin.


    Cena


    Still there is no place on this planet I rather perform. New York is the mecca for sports entertainment.

    (pauses)

    As they say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. However, with the lights the brightest they ever been and with a chance to have my name etched in history…I choked.

    Cena sighs as the crowd cheers. Clearly they don’t care about Cena’s sob story.


    Cena


    What eats at me the most is I choked in front of the man I looked up to growing up.

    Cena points to the first row that is to the right of him.


    Cena


    Right there Ric Flair was sitting, watching some kid from a suburb in Massachusetts try to tie him in World Championships won, but I fell just short.

    Again the crowd cheers.


    Cena


    I’m not taking anything away from Chris Jericho. He’s nothing but a professional in this ring. He proved why he was once crowned the Best in the World.

    A “Y2J” chant breaks out. The camera shows Cena who is looking straight at it.


    Cena


    Through failure I have learned how to succeed. I may have won fifteen World Championships, but that means I lost it fifteen times as well. Still I never stayed down, I never gave up. Hustle, Loyalty, Respect isn’t just a catchy motto, it’s a way of life and it’s my way of life. It inspires me to do what I do inside this ring, winning matches and championships. It also inspires me outside this ring and I pass it to all my fans young and old, the ones that have everything and the ones who have nothing. If I just gave up after every match I lost or if I listened to what crowds like you, New York, I would have never made it close to tying Ric Flair’s record, let alone be mentioned in the same sentence as him.

    (chuckles)

    I still don’t believe I belong in the same sentence as him.

    Cena pauses for a few beats, gathering his thoughts. Finally towards the camera again he begins to speak.


    Cena


    But there’s one damn thing I hope I do just like Ric. I hope to inspire all the kids watching at home, just like he did for me. When I’m long gone from this business and someone is chasing mine and Ric’s record, I hope they inspire the next generation and the next generation after that. I hope-

    *Retaliation*

    The crowd cheers as Dean Ambrose in his jeans and leather jacket combo swaggers down the ramp.
    The number one contender seems to be in a foul mood.


    Phillips


    While John Cena had a roller-coaster of emotions last night during his match against Chris Jericho so did Dean Ambrose as he took on Seth Rollins. However, unlike Cena he was able to come out victorious.

    JBL

    This Lunatic is now one step closer to regaining his WWE Championship.

    Phillips

    The championship he was forced to vacate before the WWE brand expansion draft.

    Ambrose grabs a microphone before he gets into the ring. He begins to pace back and forth as he looks like he is ready to snap. It’s quite a surprise he hasn’t already.


    Ambrose


    (yelling)

    Johnny boy!

    (pauses)

    That was quite the inspirational speech there, especially coming from someone who lost last night.

    The crowd cheers.


    Ambrose


    Do you know who didn’t lose last night?

    He looks at Cena and smiles.


    Ambrose


    Me!

    He waves at Cena with a stupid grin on his face.


    Ambrose


    So if you don’t mind Johnny if you can get out of my ring so I can actually entertain this New York crowd instead of bore them with a sob story that would be great because if you couldn’t tell they really don’t care.

    The crowd cheers again as Ambrose is waving goodbye to Cena.


    Cena


    You talk a big game Dean and I get it. From the very start you were destined for greatness. The Shield ran rampant through the WWE for years, probably one of the most successful groups in WWE history. People doubted you-

    Ambrose

    People?

    (turns to the crowd)

    Did you guys doubt me?

    The crowd starts to yell no and Dean has a surprise look on his face as he turns back to the fifteen time World Champion.


    Ambrose


    Looks like the people don’t agree with you Johnny. You better get you facts straight.

    Cena

    (angrier)

    You want facts Dean?

    Dean nods.


    Cena


    Not much has changed since you first came up. You’re still a punk ass kid that runs his mouth too much and doesn’t know when to stop. Like the Shield, you’re setting yourself up for destruction. I’ve been down that road before. I was once a punk kid like yourself-

    Ambrose

    No…no…no…we are nothing alike John. I’ll know when to give up this industry. You’re too blind to see it, because you’re trying to escape from under the shadow of Ric Flair. You know that you’ll never be considered the greatest until you break that record.

    (nods)

    Oh yeah forget about tying it. You have to break it, because you always strive to be the best, anything less will be a failure.

    Ambrose looks down for a few moments.


    Ambrose


    Unfortunately John…

    (looks up)

    …your best is behind you.

    The crowd cheers as Ambrose gives Cena a stone cold glare and Cena isn’t backing down either. The two look very close to throwing down as they both give each other mean glares. Before this elements explode.


    *Random*

    From behind the curtains appears the Raw GM Nick Kennedy.


    Kennedy


    Guys!

    (pauses)

    It’s clear to me for the last week you have been a complete thorn in each other’s sides. Last week, I had you two team up and that clearly didn’t work. Once again this week you guys will be the main event, but this time as opponents.

    The Brooklyn crowd cheers as both Ambrose and Cena seem pleased with Kennedy’s decision. They start to exchange words until…


    *What’s Up (Golden Truth Remix)*

    Before the two superstars could tear each other apart, R-Truth and Goldust appear. They nod at the general manager before Truth raps his way down to the ring. Ambose leaves just walking past The Golden Truth while Cena waits for Truth to get in before giving him daps.


    JBL


    It will be John Cena verse Dean Ambrose in tonight’s main event.

    Phillips

    But up next it’s going to be R-Truth taking on Baron Corbin!

    *Commercial Break*

    *Superhuman*

    The arena goes pitch black and four white circles appear atop the ramp. As Baron Corbin walks out touching each one it turns red. At the fourth one the arena goes black one more second before the entire ramp lights up with white bright light. The crowd is in awe as he slowly walks down the ramp, never taking his eyes off his opponent.

    JoJo

    His opponent, from Kansas City, Missouri weighing two hundred and seventy five pounds…Barooon Corbbbinnnnn!

    Phillips

    Last week John we saw Corbin come down to the ring and stand tall in front of Big Show.

    JBL

    Standing tall is an understatement. He was able block that signature Knockout Punch from Show before knocking him out of the ring. Rarely do you see Big Show look weak inside the ring. Last week he did.

    Match 1: R-Truth w/Goldust vs. Baron Corbin

    Match Summary: Corbin’s in ring debut here on Raw and much like he did to Big Show he was able to get the better of the veteran from North Carolina. Truth never stood a chance. Right from the beginning the lone wolf pounced on him. It was a quick End of Days from there and this match officially clocks in at one minute and five seconds as Corbin gets the three count and victory.

    Winner: Baron Corbin

    Goldust gets into the ring to check on his partner. Unfortunately for him that just gives Corbin an opportunity to hit the End of Days on him as well. Corbin stands tall in the middle of the destruction he just caused.


    *Crank It Up*

    Big Show’s music hits and the crowd gives a mix reaction as he walks down the ramp. He gets to the ring and Corbin is begging him to get in. After a few moments Show obliges and gets in the ring. As soon as Show is in Corbin is out like a basketball sub. The crowd lightly boos as Corbin shakes his head and starts to scream “On my time”.


    Phillips


    You heard Corbin…on his time. When will that time be?

    JBL

    If I’m Big Show I’m hoping that time isn’t soon. What a showing from Baron Corbin. The Lone Wolf is putting the locker room and Big Show on notice.

    *Backstage*

    We see Kennedy walking backstage and he is oozing confidence, especially after making such a huge main event for tonight. He opens the door to his office. Cameras follow him into his office and he stops in his tracks. His expression changes as we see Stephanie standing right in the office, scanning the atmosphere.
    She sees Nick and smile.


    Kennedy


    Hey Step-

    (pauses)

    Erm, I mean boss.

    (chuckles and smiles)

    You like what I done with the place?

    McMahon

    No!

    Nick makes a face without Steph knowing and he tries quickly to change the subject.


    Kennedy


    So about last night…

    McMahon

    What about last night?

    His smile quickly fades as Steph crosses her arms across her chest.


    Kennedy


    You overruled my decision to postpone the match…

    McMahon

    (cutting of Kennedy)

    Because it was a stupid decision. You can’t be postponing matches when we have such a talented roster and especially on a pay per view where we go head to head with Smackdown. That decision has everyone talking. That decision single handily blew all of their matches out of the water.

    Kennedy

    When I signed the contract there was a mutual agreement that I would be running the show.

    McMahon

    Yes, but I am still involved on Raw. I am the commissioner and I act as your safety net. Last night you needed me.

    Rollins (O.S.)

    Damn right he did and it was long overdue…

    Rollins comes into the frame to cheers from the crowd. Kennedy rolls his eyes and Rollins welcomes Steph with a warm smile.


    Rollins


    …much like this reunion.

    (pauses)

    I thought I was never going to see you again!

    McMahon

    Nonsense Seth! I’ll always be here.

    She gives Kennedy a little look after the statement just to remind him as well.


    Rollins


    Well it’s great to have you back, you look fantastic. Is that a new hairstyle?

    Before Steph can answer Kennedy coughs clearing his throat.


    Kennedy


    Is there something you want Seth?

    Seth looks angry that he was interrupted by the Raw GM.


    Rollins


    As a matter of fact there is. I’m still waiting for my one on one rematch for the WWE Championship, I had before the draft. I was hoping I could have it tonight against Chris Jericho.

    The crowd roars with excitement.


    Kennedy


    Absolutely not!

    The crowd boos at Kennedy quickly shooting down the idea. Rollins turns to Steph.


    Rollins


    Can’t you do something…?

    McMahon

    I think we can come to terms with something. Maybe a match to get you back on the right track. You were the first pick in the brand expansion draft. It’s only right.

    (turns to Kennedy)

    You want to take the lead or-

    Kennedy

    (confidently)

    I got this. Tonight you’re going to tag with our new WWE Tag Team Champions; The Revival against a team who is hoping to once again reclaim their top spot in the tag division. That team being the New Day.

    McMahon

    Oh I like. Maybe you learned something from me after all.

    (turns to Seth)

    It was good to see you Seth. I’ll tell Hunter you said hi.

    She pats him on the shoulder before leaving the frame as Rollins and Kennedy watch her leave. Seth then turns to Kennedy.


    Rollins


    Ain’t she the best?!?!

    Rollins leaves as Kennedy rolls his eyes and sighs before the screen goes to black.


    *Commercial Break*

    Back from commercial break we see a wide shot inside the Barclays Center and it is quite for a few moments before we hear…..


    *Stars in the Night*

    The crowd roars with excitement as Paige struts out. She is the newly crowned WWE Women’s Champion wearing her normal ring gear. She side skips down the ramp getting love from the crowd
    .


    Phillips


    The final Raw before SummerSlam saw a triple threat between Bayley, Paige and Alicia Fox. All women were impressive, but it was Paige pulling out the victory, in somewhat controversial fashion.

    JBL

    What’s controversial about it?!?! Fox’s shoulders were down on the mat for the three count.

    Phillips

    Well it was Bayley that connected with the Bayley to Belly suplex and Paige came from behind tossing Bayley out of the ring before pinning Alicia Fox.

    JBL

    You call it controversial I call it smart.

    Paige is now in the center of the ring. She has a microphone in one hand and her title in the other.


    Paige


    This-this is pretty special.

    She looks at the title.


    Paige


    Last week on Raw is a complete blur and yet it may be one of my proudest moments ever in my career.

    (pauses)

    That may come as a shock to some of you considering my first night ever on Monday Night Raw I won the Divas Championship. You know why this one is special though?

    (pauses)

    It’s because in the last year this has been soooo much change. The Women’s Revolution swept the WWE Universe. We saw newcomers like Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Charlotte all come up and make names for themselves. We now have Bayley who is looking to follow in their footsteps.

    The crowd cheers and starts to chant “Heyyyyy…we want some Bayyyley!”


    Paige


    And I’m not going to lie, I was hurting inside. I felt like I became an afterthought.

    (looks at the title)

    This proves that I was wrong, that the women in the back were wrong. Now that I have this in my possession, I’m going to hold it for a very, very, very long time.

    (turns to the ramp)

    So this is a public service announcement to all the women in the back, if you want it, come get it because this is my house!

    The crowd cheers as she holds the title high in the air.


    JBL


    Sounds like Paige is going to be a fighting champion. I like it!

    *Real Deal*

    The crowd is shocked as is Paige as we see Emma returning from injury appear from the back. She flashes a small devilish grin and adjusts her glove on her hand before walking down the ramp.


    Phillips


    I am quite shocked to see Emma here on Monday Night Raw.

    JBL

    These two had plenty of history in NXT. It’s great to see Emma back here on Monday Night Raw.

    Phillips

    It’s been about a year and a half since we’ve seen Emma in action. She suffered a back injury in March of 2015.

    Emma gets into the ring and has a microphone in her hand.


    Emma


    You want to talk about being an afterthought. What about me? Week after week, month after month I had to sit at home and watch the Women’s Revolution unfold right before my eyes from my home.

    An “Evil Emma” chant breaks out from the Brooklyn crowd. She pauses and shakes her head.


    Emma


    You had an opportunity to take part of it, but instead you’re wining about it like a little baby.

    (pauses)

    That’s why I rehabbed with one goal in mind.

    She lowers the microphone and looks at the title around Paige’s arm.


    Emma


    So what do you say Paige?

    The crowd starts to cheer. A sudden “Yes” chant breaks out. The two familiar competitors stare each other down.


    *You Can Look (But You Can't Touch)*

    WHATTT? Again the Brooklyn crowd is in shock as Nikki Bella in her wrestling attire. She does a 360 booty shake before walking down the ramp to join the other two women.


    Phillips


    As good old JR would say business is picking up here on Monday Night Raw!

    JBL

    Paige may regret her decision to welcome all challengers. They‘re all coming out of the woodwork now.

    Nikki gets into the ring as Emma looks angry that she was interrupted and it seems like Paige has become restless.


    Nikki


    Emma you need to slow your roll. I think you should dance your way to the backstage area and never come back out to my ring.

    Emma shakes her head as Nikki then focuses her attention on the champion.


    Nikki


    I couldn’t help but notice you failed to mention one name when discussing the Women’s Revolution.

    She cracks a smile.


    Nikki


    Me!

    The crowd has a mixed reaction as both girls look confuse.


    Nikki


    I was the longest reigning Divas Champion in WWE history. Without me there is no Women’s Revolution. I kick started it.

    Emma and Paige both disagree with Nikki.


    Nikki


    That is why I should be-

    *Turn It Up*

    The crowd starts to clap as out from behind the curtains appears Bayley. She does her signature pose atop the ramp while the Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tubeman flank her on both sides. She then walks down the ramp giving hugs to the young fans.


    Phillips


    While all the women up this point have brought up great points, I think Bayley deserves a shot. It was her move that Paige got the championship victory off of.

    JBL

    Bayley doesn’t deserve another shot! She just lost last week to Paige! She’s the last person that deserves it.

    Bayley is in the ring and has a microphone in hand as the crowd chants “Heyyyy…we want some Bayyyleyy” over and over again. Bayley lights up with excitement.


    Bayley


    Thank you Broooklynnnn!

    The crowd cheers as Emma and Nikki can be seen clearly annoyed by Bayley pandering to the crowd. She then looks at all three ladies in the ring with her.


    Bayley


    I have a tremendous respect for all three of you ladies. However, I’ve waited four long years to make it onto Monday Night Raw. I’m not going to let anyone take this from me.

    (looks at Paige)

    Even if they are my friend.

    Paige looks at Bayley confused.


    Bayley


    Last week you stole that title away from me and I want it.

    The crowd cheers and before Paige can respond Nikki comes into the frame flanking Bayley on one side.


    Nikki


    Bayley I have some advice for you. In this business no one is your friend. Paige won it fairly, which means you go to the back of the line.

    Emma then comes from the other side of Bayley keeping her in between Emma and Nikki.


    Emma


    Better yet go back down to NXT. You’re not wanted here.

    The crowd boos as Emma and Nikki close in on Bayley. Bayley looks and defending herself throws a forearm to Emma knocking her down. She goes to continue her attack on Emma, but Nikki grabs her by the ponytail. However, before Nikki can do anything Paige tackles her. Now all four girls are paired off. Nikki and Paige do battle while Emma and Bayley are exchanging blows.


    *Welcome to the Queendom*

    The crowd boos as we see Stephanie McMahon come out and she is immediately yelling while referees come from behind her and run down the ramp. The crowd continues to boo as the referees separate the ladies.


    McMahon


    It is clear to me that the Women’s Revolution that I started is still going strong here on Raw even though I am absent.

    The crowd boos.

    Phillips

    Stephanie started?

    JBL

    Quiet! The boss is speaking.

    McMahon

    So before I leave I’m going to make a match, just like the good old times. You ladies will all be in action.

    The crowd cheers at that decision.


    McMahon


    It will be Nikki Bella and Emma taking on Bayley and the WWE Women’s Champion Paige. Since we already have refs out there, that match is next!

    Stephanie’s music hits as all four ladies look at each other.


    Phillips


    You heard Stephanie McMahon. Women’s tag team action is up next!

    *Commercial Break*

    Match 2: Nikki Bella/Emma vs. Bayley/Paige

    Match Summary: The crowd is chanting “Bayley” as she is in trouble back from commercial break. Emma is in the ring and has a body scissors applying pressure to the ribs/gut of her opponent. A replay shows Bayley trying a second rope cross body on Nikki during the commercial break, but getting nothing but air. Each time Bayley tries to break the hold, more pressure is applied by the native of Austrialia. The crowd continues to chants Bayley name and we hear Paige giving her some words of encouragement. She starts to punch the legs of Emma, giving her a dead leg causing her to break the hold. Both girls get up and Bayley lands a huge forearm that slightly stuns Emma. She goes to bounce off the ropes, but Emma from behind pulls her down by the hair. The crowd boos as she goes for the pin only getting a two count.

    She then drags her opponent to her corner and makes a tag to Nikki. They grab Bayley and whip her into the ropes. They hold hands attempting a clothesline which is ducked. Bayley hits the ropes and comes back connecting with a flying double clothesline on her own. All three women are down, while Paige is on the outside apron willing Bayley over to the corner. Bayley continues to crawl as Nikki makes a last ditch effort to grab her, but too late. The champ is in the ring and is immediately on fire, like she was shot out of a cannon. She knocks down Nikki with a shoulder block and then one to Emma. Nikki is up and is knocked down by a clothesline. Emma is up, but is whipped into the corner. Her tag team partner quickly follows her as both are in the corner on top of each other. Paige screams “This Is My House” before charging in and connecting with a Stinger Splash. Nikki staggers to the center of the ring, while Emma crashes down to the mat. Paige goes for another pin, getting two and a half due to Emma interfering with the pin. Emma is up and Bayley comes flying in connecting with a clothesline sending both Emma and herself up and over the top rope and onto the outside right in front of the announce table.

    Inside the ring Paige has Nikki set up and plants her with the RamPaige! The crowd goes wild as Nikki’s neck is hopefully fully healed especially after taking that move. Paige turns her over and shoots the half for the three count and the victory!

    Winners: Bayley and Paige

    Phillips

    Paige just pinned Nikki Bella spoiling Nikki and Emma’s return to Monday Night Raw.

    JBL

    More importantly she planted Nikki Bella on that surgically repaired neck. I hope she’s okay.

    Paige raises the title high in the air as Bayley feeling some ill-effects from the match is able to raise her arms in the air as well. Inside the ring we see Emma with a look of anger staring daggers at Nikki who is wincing in pain while she holds her neck.


    *Backstage*

    We are backstage as we see Maryse and the newly crowned United States Champion The Miz. The crowd boos as he walks through the hallways of the Barclays Center. From off frame we see the hand of a male press up against his chest, stopping him in his tracks. He lowers his sunglasses and it pans over to Alberto Del Rio.


    Del Rio


    Hola amigo. Como estas?

    Miz

    Pretty good as you can tell. I have a beautiful wife, excellent looks, highly successful movies and now the United States Championship around my arm.

    A small little smile appears on Del Rio’s face.


    Del Rio


    You remind me much of myself when I was back home. I had all the riches any man can want. Much like you I worked hard to get where I was before coming to the States.

    Miz

    With all due respect Alberto, we are nothing alike.

    Miz goes to leave, but Alberto still has his hand on the chest of the champion.


    Del Rio


    Your right! I never needed help to make my way to the top. Also when I made a promise, I kept it.

    Miz

    You didn’t fulfill the agreement. I still have another United States Championship match to prepare for tonight.

    Del Rio

    I would hate for an unfortunate accident happen to you right before your big match tonight…

    (starts to walk away)

    ...but if you want to take that chance.

    Miz

    WAIT!

    Miz rolls his eyes and digs through his pockets before pulling out some money. Del Rio comes back as The Miz hands it to him. Del Rio starts to count it.


    Del Rio


    You’re short.

    Miz

    You’ll get the other half, if things go according to plan tonight and I walk out of this garbage of a place still United States Champion.

    The crowd boos and Del Rio looks a little upset that he has been shafted as the U.S. Champion starts to walk away. Del Rio watches him leave as Nick Kennedy comes into the frame. Del Rio makes sure the money is out of sight before he gives Kennedy an evil glare
    .


    Del Rio


    What do you want perro?

    Kennedy

    Del Rio…I don’t know what to do with you. You’re such a talented superstar and yet you are giving me fits every week. Since I’ve become general manager, you’ve injured two superstars and one hall of famer. I don’t want to suspend you. We all know how that’s working for Smackdown.

    Kennedy flashes a little grin after getting a jab in on Smackdown. He then rubs his chin for a few moments trying to think what he can do with ADR.


    Kennedy


    Maybe I’ll put you in a match. Yeah I think I’ll do that. It will be you in a one on one match against Dolph Ziggler.

    The crowd cheers as Del Rio has a look of disgust. Some “si” chants can even be heard.


    Kennedy


    ¡Hasta luego amigo!

    *Commercial Break*

    *Here To Show The World*

    The Brooklyn crowd comes alive with cheers as we see Dolph Ziggler appear on top of the ramp. He turns around and does his signature hip shaking before spinning back around and heading down the ramp towards the ring.


    JoJo


    This match is scheduled for one fall….

    (pauses)

    …introducing first from Hollywood, Florida weighing two hundred and eighteen pounds….Dolph Zigggglerrrr!

    Phillips

    This should be an incredible match-up between two superstars trying to establish themselves here on Raw.

    JBL

    Establish themselves? This is punishment for Alberto Del Rio. He wasn’t even scheduled to compete tonight.

    *Realeza*

    To a chorus of boos appears Alberto Del Rio who has a cocky strut when he walks down the ramp.


    JoJo


    His opponenent, from San Luis Potosí, Mexico weighing two hundred and thirty nine pounds….Albertttooooo Delllll Riooooo!

    JBL

    We’re supposed to have an impartial and fair general manager, but he is the complete opposite. I feel bad for Del Rio. Hopefully he was able to get enough stretching in before this match. He can get injured easily being force to compete on such short notice.

    Phillips

    How ironic will that be? Considering he has injured three people in less than a month.

    JBL

    You’re wishing an injury on a superstar? You’re drinking the Nick Kennedy Kool-Aid. He has you brainwashed.

    Phillips

    These two have had quite the history. You’ll remember back in 2013, these two would do battle for the World Heavyweight Championship multiple times. Ziggler would win it from Del Rio, only for Del Rio a few months later win it back from Ziggler.

    Match 3: Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio

    Match Summary: As mentioned in the commentary these two are familiar foes as in the early going they counter everything the other throws at them including an early Zig-Zag and an early backstabber from Del Rio. Neither man can really get the advantage. However, the turning point would come midway through the match when Ziggler attempts to whip Del Rio instead to the ropes but instead he is sent to the ropes and comes back into the arms of Del Rio that connects with a beautiful tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. From there Del Rio like he has the past few weeks focuses his attention on the arm of Ziggler. A few minutes later Del Rio is in the control still and has Ziggler reeling in the corner. Del Rio charges in looking for a step-up enzuigiri, but misses. Ziggler then connects with a jumping DDT and both men are down. The referee starts his count as the crowd begins a “Let’s go Ziggler” chant.

    The count is up to six as Del Rio is up. He grabs Dolph by his golden locks. He sizes him up before landing a right hand that causes Ziggler to stumble. Ziggler shakes the cobwebs and delivers a right of his own that stuns Del Rio. Del Rio then connects with a punch. Ziggler holds his jaw for a few moments as he drops to one knee. Del Rio goes to further his attack, but gets a superkick square in the jaw. Ziggler falls atop of ADR for the pin and gets a two count. Many in the arena thought it was a three count, but the match continues. Ziggler is back on his feet trying to regain his breath while Del Rio is trying to figure out where he is as he slowly gets back to his feet. Ziggler is looking to connect with the Zig-Zag, but before Del Rio is up our attention (and Ziggler’s attention) is drawn to the titantron which once again we see the “Show-Off Scorecard” with the same animations as last week. With Dolph focused on the titantron Del Rio from behind rolls him up and gets a three count!

    Winner: Alberto Del Rio

    The Mexican Aristocrat rolls out of the ring as Ziggler tries to get him, but wiffs and gets all air. The camera zooms up on Ziggler who looks depressed as he rests his head on the bottom rope. To add to the lost, the scorecard publishes a “cero” which the scorecard makes sure to mention that that’s zero in Spanish.


    Phillips


    Once again the “Show-Off Scorecard” strikes again and this time costs Ziggler the match-up.

    JBL

    I couldn’t agree more with the scorecard! That was definitely a score of zero for Ziggler. However, for Del Rio that was perfecto.

    (laughs)

    You like my Spanish Tom?

    Phillips

    (sarcastically)

    Almost like it’s your first language.

    We see Ziggler up on his feet frustrated as he kicks the ropes before we cut backstage area.


    *Backstage Area*

    The backstage parking area we see a limo pull up. The door swings open and out steps the WWE Champion Chris Jericho who gets a nice ovation from the Brooklyn crowd. He sports a nice suit that complements his newly acquired gold that is draped over his shoulder. He starts to walk and spots a worker.


    Jericho


    You got everything ready for tonight?

    The worker looks confused and Y2J picks up on it.


    Jericho


    For the celebration….

    Worker

    Wh-what celebration?

    Jericho is fuming.


    Jericho


    Did you not watch SummerSlam last night you stupid idiot?!?!?

    The crowd laughs as the worker’s pride appears to be hurt.

    Jericho

    I defeated John Cena. I prevented record tying history from being made.

    (scoffs)

    That clearly warrants a championship celebration.

    The worker doesn’t know what to say. His mouth is open, but words are not coming out. Jericho shakes his head in frustration.


    Jericho


    (yelling)

    Get out of here you stupid idiot!

    The crowd laughs as the worker runs for his life getting out of the way of the WWE Champion. Jericho shakes his head and continues to walk as a match graphic appears for Cesaro and The Miz.


    Phillips


    There may not be a championship celebration tonight, but there is a huge championship match later tonight. It will be Cesaro vs. The Miz in a SummerSlam rematch for the United States Championship. Unlike last night Maryse is banned from ringside.

    Another match graphic appears with New Day on one side and the team of Rollins and The Revival on the other side.


    Phillips


    Up next six man tag team action. The New Day takes on the newly crowned WWE Tag Team Champions in The Revival and Seth Rollins who is looking to bounce back after losing to Dean Ambrose.

    *Commercial Break*

    We see Chris Jericho storm into Nick Kennedy’s office. We see Kennedy keep his calm as he sits at his desk, unlike Jericho who is still fuming.


    Kennedy


    How can I help you Chris?

    Jericho

    I entered the Barclays Center with no red carpet rolled out for me, no bottles of champagne on ice, and no mention of championship celebration. Instead Dean Ambrose and John Cena aka stupid idiot one and two are taking my air time.

    Kennedy stands up from his desk.


    Kennedy


    Chris what you accomplished last night was quite the achievement. Even though it doesn’t seem like it I am truly proud of you and think you’re going to make a great champion.

    Jericho

    (scoffs)

    Well duh!

    Kennedy

    There may be no red carpet or bottles of champagne, but your hard work last night did not go unnoticed. That is why I got you something better.

    Jericho

    (intrigued)

    What’s that?

    Kennedy

    The night off!

    The crowd boos as Kennedy sticks out his hand.


    Kennedy


    Once again good luck as champion Chris. Make me proud.

    Y2J looks down at Kennedy’s hand and instead walks away as the crowd cheers at Jericho’s decision.


    *Ringside*

    We see a wide shot inside the Barclays Center.


    JBL (V.O.)


    Jericho doesn’t need Kennedy’s luck. He needs a championship celebration. Chris if you’re listening I throw great parties.

    *Southern Proud*

    To a chorus of boos appear The Revival who are all smiles after their somewhat upset victory. They have the tag belts in hand as they clink them together atop the ramp.


    JoJo


    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first….weighing a combined four hundred and forty six pounds, they are the current WWE Tag Team Champions…The Revival.

    Phillips

    It was a whirlwind of a weekend for the Revival. It started Saturday night when they lost the NXT Tag Team titles to DIY aka Do It Yourself, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. However, the next night they came right back and defeated The New Day winning the WWE Tag Team Titles.

    JBL

    This team really impressed me. As heartbreaking as it is to lose a title they quickly got it out of their minds and were able to overcome and defeat The New Day.

    Phillips

    And let’s not forget The New Day are one of the best tag teams we have seen in recent memory. They held the titles for over three hundred days. Respect to The Revival for being able to knock them off.

    *The Second Coming*

    Seth Rollins comes out to cheers as he stands tall atop the ramp. He beats on his chest a few times before swaggering down the ramp.


    JoJo


    Their tag team partner, from Davenport, Iowa weighing two hundred and seventeen pounds…Seth Rollins!

    Phillips

    With some influence from Stephanie, Seth Rollins was placed in this match. However, since Stephanie is no longer in complete control of Raw Seth Rollins has struggled.

    JBL

    Are you saying he’s not good enough?!?

    Phillips

    I’m just saying as soon as The Authority is out of power Seth Rollins doesn’t seem to be the same superstar we’ve come to known while The Authority was in power.

    JBL

    Rollins is coming off an injury. He is still “the man” here on Raw. Hell he was the first overall pick!

    “Awwwwwwwwwwwww Brooklyn! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous former two-time champs and feel the power!”

    “It’s A New Day, Yes It Is”

    *New Day, New Way*

    The crowd cheers and erupts in “New Day Rocks” chants as Woods, Kingston and Big E make their way out to the ring. All have microphones in their hands as they dance atop the ramp waiting for their music to die down.


    JBL


    Why are these bozos still dancing? They are aware they lost last night.

    Phillips

    It’s all about the power of positivity for The New Day. Sure they lost last night, but these guys are all about staying positive.

    Big E

    Tonight’s WWE Raw is sponsored by the number….

    (puts up one finger)

    ONE!

    The Revival and Rollins look confused in the ring.


    Big E


    That’s because I’m looking at a couple of one-hit wonders in The Revival.

    The New Day laughs as the crowd cheers them.


    Kingston


    Don’t forget Raw is also sponsored by….BOOOOOTTTTTYYYY OOOOOOOOOOOOO’S!!!

    Crowd goes “o” with Kofi.


    Kingston/Woods/Big E


    They make sure you ain’t booty.

    The crowd cheers as Woods starts to talk.


    Woods


    When I see Seth Rollins I think of the number one as well.

    (pauses)

    He was the number one pick in the draft and so far he’s having a little performance issues.

    The crowd cheers as Rollins shakes his head telling The New Day they’re wrong.


    Kingston


    If you want I know a blue pill-

    Woods/Big E

    Whoa…whoa….whoa!

    Kofi stops midsentence confused as to why his train of thought was stopped.


    Woods


    It’s PG man.

    Kofi smiles and nods.


    Big E


    How do you know about that?

    (low tone)

    Prior experience?

    The crowd laughs as Kofi looks at Big E thinking that remark wasn’t too funny.


    Woods


    Anyway being the number one pick you can either rise to the occasion or be a complete bust. Right now Seth you’re looking like a bust, just like….Greg Oden!

    Rollins shakes his head and mouths “no I’m not!”


    Big E


    I got one….Ryan Leaf!

    Kingston

    Rick DiPietro!

    The Brooklyn crowd boos as clearly there are plenty of Islanders fans in the crowd. Kofi looks worried about the crowd turning on him. Woods puts his shoulder on Kofi.


    Woods


    We’re good guys Kofi, we don’t make mention of the home crowd’s favorite team’s misfortunates. Instead we mention the good, like first overall pick and current Islanders’ captain John Tavares.

    The crowd quickly goes from boos to cheers as Woods smiles and winks at the camera that zooms up on his face. It then pans to a wide shot of The New Day as Big E looks to be in shock.


    Big E


    I’m just surprised I know two black guys that like hockey.

    The crowd laughs.


    Woods


    I know crazy right.

    The New Day are at the bottom of the ramp and we can hear The Revival screaming at them as the referee makes sure they back away from their opponents.


    Kingston


    We’re getting to you guys…calm down! Plenty of insults to go around.

    Again the crowd laughs.


    Big E


    I mean being a one hit wonder isn’t that bad. For example….

    (pauses)

    ….the Macarena!

    Woods and Kingston start to do the dance next to Big E. who stays focused on his talking.


    Big E


    One hit wonder, but forever a necessary dance to do at a wedding or block party.

    Kingston and Woods finish shaking their hips which gets a nice applause from the crowd. Woods takes a bow as Kofi brings the microphone closer to him.


    Kingston


    Who Let The Dogs out by the Baha Men. One hit wonder and maybe the biggest question never answered.

    (pauses)

    Who did let the dogs out??!?!

    Kingston/Woods/Big E

    Who? Who? Who? Who? Who?

    The crowd echoes who as well as the tag team champions and Seth Rollins are ticked off by the antics of the trio.


    Woods


    Like every one hit wonder you had momentary success. We’re coming for those titles and will once again be your…

    (New Day hip-shaking)

    W-W-E Tag Team Champions!!!!!

    The crowd cheers.


    Big E


    BECAUSEEEEEE…….!

    New Day doesn’t even have to say anything as the crowd once again starts to chant “New Day Rocks” as New Day slides into the ring. The six men in the ring exchange words.


    Phillips


    The Revival and Seth Rollins take on The New Day! Don’t go anywhere.

    *Commercial Break*

    Match 4: The Revival/Seth Rollins vs. The New Day

    Match Summary: Back from commercial break we see Kofi in a bad spot as he is on the opposite side of the ring far from his corner. Up to this point Rollins has shown an aggression, as he is trying to prove he is still a worthy number one pick. Much like The New Day does in their corner we see The Revival and Rollins taking turns stomping away on their opponent. When those are all said and done we see Dawson in the ring with Kofi. He drags him away from the ropes and goes for the pin, only getting a two count. He then digs his knee into the back on Kofi while applying a chin lock. The crowd starts to chant “New Day Rocks” as that becomes the motivation for Kofi to get back up to a vertical base. He delivers a few calculated punches to the abdomen of his opponent. Dawson goes for a clothesline, but Kofi ducks it and connects with a huge dropkick that knocks his opponent down. Both men are in desperate need of a tag. Kofi is able to tag in Big E. while Dawson tags his partner Wilder as both men come in and Big E shot out of a canon connects with a standing body splash on Wilder. He then runs over to Rollins and delivers a huge forearm knocking him down on the apron. Big E turns and connects with a scoop slam on the legal man befor