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Leading up to the Money in the Bank Pay Per View the WWE had announced that a very special four hour broadcast of RAW will take place the following night that would lead to some major changes in the WWE. All talent have been told that they must be in the ring at the start of RAW to hear the major changes. We start our story with the Money in the Bank Pay Per View and Breaking News that Bray Wyatt has been officially added to the Money in the Bank ladder match.

Money in the Bank PPV Scheduled Matches

WWE World Heavyweight Title - Ladder Match

WWE Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Kane vs Dolph Ziggler vs Roman Reigns vs Sheamus vs Neville vs Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt

WWE Intercontinental Title Match

WWE World Tag Titles Match

WWE Divas Title Match

Pre Show Match
R-Truth vs King Barrett


Male wrestlers

Adam Rose
Big E
Big Show
Bo Dallas
Bray Wyatt
Brock Lesnar
Chris Jericho
Curtis Axel
Damien Sandow
Daniel Bryan
Darren Young
David Otunga
Dean Ambrose
Dolph Ziggler
El Torito
Erick Rowan
Goldust - Injured Expected Return Two Months
Heath Slater
Jack Swagger
Jey Uso - Inured Expected Return Ten Months
Jimmy Uso
John Cena
King Barrett
Kofi Kingston
Mark Henry
Luke Harper
The Miz
Randy Orton
Rob Van Dam
Roman Reigns
Rusev - Injured Unable to compete for One Month
Seth Rollins
Sin Cara
Titus O'Neil
Triple H
Tyson Kidd - Injured Expected Return Twelve Months
The Undertaker
William Regal
Xavier Woods
Zack Ryder

Female wrestlers

Alicia Fox
Brie Bella
Eva Marie
Nikki Bella
Rosa Mendes
Summer Rae
Tamina Snuka


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Discussion Starter · #2 ·

Money in the Bank Pre Show – Panel: Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.

The panel look at all the matches coming up on the main card before crossing to the ring for the first match.

Pre Show: King Barrett vs R – Truth.

R – Truth makes his way out to the ring first with his own version of his sceptre and gown. King Barrett’s music hits but he does not appear on the stage. His music restarts but Barrett slides in from the other side of the ring and hits Truth in the back with his sceptre. Barrett goes nuts repeatedly striking Truth with his weapon. Barrett rolls out of the ring and starts walking up the ramp and grabs one of the many ladders at ringside. Barrett rolls back into the ring and puts the ladder up on top of Truth. Truth hasn’t moved since the attack and Barrett has now grabbed a mic and climbs the ladder. Barrett proclaims that as the King of the WWE he should be in the Money in the Bank match and not competing on the pre-show against some peasant. Barrett says he will not leave the ring until someone from the Authority comes out and puts him into the match officially. J and J Security make their way out to the ring and try to reason with Barrett who is still on the ladder and Truth is still laid out under the ladder. Barrett refuses to listen to Mercury and Noble. He jumps off of the ladder and picks up his sceptre and smashes both Noble and Mercury with the sceptre. We hear Kane over the loud speaker calling for security. 20 security guards run down the ramp and surround Barrett. Barrett tries to keep them at bay with his sceptre. Eventually one security guard manages to take Barrett down from behind. Kane has made his way down the ramp and into the ring he tells security to throw Barrett out of the arena and he will deal with him personally tomorrow night on RAW.

Back up to the panel for a final wrap before the main show starts. Booker T predicts Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will win the two main events, Corey Graves thinks Randy Orton and Seth Rollins whilst Byron Saxton thinks that Kevin Owens and John Cena is going to steal the show later in the night.


The Authority makes their way down to the ring to start the show. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are followed by Kane, J and J Security and Seth Rollins. Triple H has a microphone in his hand and tells everyone that tomorrow will be a history making four hour edition of RAW. Mr. McMahon will be returning to make a special announcement regarding the future of the WWE. Stephanie says that’s they are unaware of what her father is going to announce and that the Authority know that he will do what is best for business. Kane says that no matter happens tomorrow night the Authority will hold the balance of power with the Money in the Bank and WWE World Heavyweight Championship firmly within the Authority. Seth Rollins grabs the microphone and says that he is going to be the longest reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion of all time and will surpass Bruno Sammartino’s record of 2803 days. Triple H takes the mic back off Seth Rollins and says tonight the Authority reign supreme and whatever happens tomorrow the Authority will be the Kings of the WWE.

Backstage the camera is in the backstage area were Roman Reigns is with Dean Ambrose. Roman and Dean are discussing what might happen in their respective matches. Roman tells Dean that he has his back out there tonight and he will make sure that the Authority do not get involved in the match. The Authority walk past after their earlier segment and Kane is laughing at what Roman just said. Triple H tells Roman that if he appears at ring side during the WWE World Heavyweight Title ladder match he will be suspended without pay for one month. The Authority continue to walk by and Reigns and Ambrose look at each other not happy with what they just heard.

Match Number One: WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Ryback (c) vs. The Big Show

The Miz has made his way down the ramp before the two combatants have made their way down the ramp and into the ring. Ryback and Show start the match very physically with Show dominating the early goings of the match. The contest ends up on the outside of the ring and Big Show throws Ryback into the guard rail and steps. The Big Show throws Ryback into the ring and works him over in the corner. The Big Show points to The Miz at ringside and tells him to shut up. The delay allows Ryback to move out of the way of a big knee and Ryback manages to land some hard blows in the corner. The Big Show drops to the floor and is seated in the corner. Ryback manages to hit a running knee to the Big Show and Ryback tries for a cover but Ryback gets thrown off before the three. Ryback manages to get himself back into the match but Big Show manages to push Ryback into the corner. Big Show runs across the ring and misses on a big clothesline. Ryback rolls out of the way and hits a massive Meat Hook. Ryback calls for the Shell Shock and he manages to get Big Show up and nails it. Ryback crawls into the cover and gets the three.

Result: Winner by Pinfall – Ryback (Still WWE Intercontinental Champion)

After the match The Miz rolls into the ring with the Intercontinental Championship. He rattles Ryback with the belt and gets in his face on the ground. The Miz then turns to the Big Show and delivers a moonsault off the top rope. The Miz holds the Intercontinental title high in the air in the middle of the ring.

Backstage John Cena is on the mic and has a message for Kevin Owens. He tells the WWE Universe that Kevin Owens is the real deal. He beat the United States Champ at Elimination Chamber but tonight Kevin Owens will not be as lucky. Kevin Owens is the future of the WWE but he needs to learn to respect what the past has done to build this business to where it is today. John Cena says tonight Kevin Owens will learn his biggest lesson of all at the hands of the United States Champion.

Match Number Two: WWE World Tag Team Titles: The New Day (Xavier Woods and Big E) vs. The Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil and Darren Young).

Kofi Kingston joins the New Day at ringside. Titus and Big E start the match with Big E getting the upper hand. Big E and Woods manage to isolate O’Neil for much of the match with frequent tags and keeping him in their corner. O’Neil breaks free of the New Day double team and looks to tag in Young but Kofi manages to distract the referee and he doesn’t recognise the tag. The New Day just brutalise Titus in their corner but eventually Titus manages to break free and gets the tag to Young for his first action in the match. Young dominates with clotheslines, dropkicks and a DDT to Big E and Woods. Young now has Woods to himself and starts to take advantage of him with a series of running knees and a leg drop. Big E tries to comes back in attack Young but Titus comes in to the ring and hits Big E with a big clothesline that sends both men over the top rope. Young picks up Woods and looks to hit the Gut Check but Woods manages to roll him up and holds the tights and manages to get the three for the win.

Winners: The New Day (Still WWE World Tag Team Champions)

All three members celebrate with the tag titles up on the stage with the Prime Time Players in the ring looking angry at how the result finished
Backstage we are in the Authority’s office with Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kane talking about what possibly could go down tomorrow. There is a knock on the door and Cesaro enters. Cesaro tells the Authority that since Tyson Kidd is injured his plans have changed he wants to be in the Money in the Bank ladder match later tonight he says there is nothing he would not do in order to be in the match. Triple H tells Cesaro that everyone wants to be in that match but Cesaro has not really reached for the brass ring since losing the tag titles to the New Day at Extreme Rules. Cesaro needs to impress Triple H if he wants to become a big time player and compete for the titles. Cesaro says that he will do whatever it takes and they better believe in Cesaro.

Match Number Three: John Cena vs Kevin Owens

John Cena starts the match out strong with some quick moves that get Owens retreating out of the ring and looking for some space to get a breather. Cena doesn’t let up and follows him to the outside and starts to work on the right leg of Owens. Owens creates some space with Cena by pushing him into the steps on a counter. Owens rolls back into the ring to break the count and comes back outside. Owens throws Cena against the barricade and kicks Cena while he is on the ground. Owens throws Cena into the ring and now has the upper hand. Owens starts working on Cena’s lower back with a series of kicks and elbows to that area. Owens lifts Cena up and hits a delayed brain buster. Owens puts Cena into a Boston Crab in the middle of the ring. Cena is in the hold for a good thirty to forty seconds before Cena manages to roll out of it. Owens starts to take off the middle turnbuckle pad and once he has taken it off he has his sights set for Cena. Owens yells at Cena that tonight will be when Cena will never walk out of a WWE Arena again. Cena starts to fight back off his knees with rights and lefts. Cena manages to take Owens down by taking out his right leg and the two men end up rolling out of the ring hard. Owens gets taken over the barricade by a clothesline. Cena follows Owens over the barricade and the pair start fighting through the crowd. Referee Charles Robinson has remained in the ring and ends up counting both men out.

Result: Double Count Out

Both men continue fighting each other through the crowd until they reach the stage. John Cena gets Kevin Owens up on his shoulders but his back gives out after the earlier punishment. Owens wriggles free and delivers a pop-up powerbomb onto the concrete. Referees, trainers and medical staff rush to Cena as Owens backs away with a big smirk on his face. Owens yells out that THE CHAMP IS HERE as he heads to the backstage area. Cena is assisted by medical staff but tries to refuse their help. Eventually they get him up and carry him backstage on a stretcher.

We go back to the kick off panel where they are in shock at what has just happened to John Cena. Booker T says that Kevin Owens is definitely someone that only the best should be messing with and Cena is definitely that but tonight both men went out there with the intention to hurt each other. Tonight it was Cena who needed assistance next time these two meet it could be Owens. Graves stated that the battle between these two is far from over but he has to stay that Owens is up 2-0 and once again showed that he is the real deal. Renee Young asks everyone what they think of the Miz’s attack earlier in the show on Ryback and Big Show. Saxton says that he is a very brave man for trying to step between these two men. Saxton went onto say that the Miz obviously wants the Intercontinental Championship and now that he has the moonsault in his arsenal who knows what could happen it could just give him the edge over these two giants.

A video package is shown of the Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins feud that has been raging on since Seth turned his back on his Shield brethren.

Match Number Four: WWE World Heavyweight Title Ladder Match – Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose.

Dean Ambrose makes his way down to the ring first and immediately starts throwing ladders into the middle of the ring. He fills the ring with four ladders all of different sizes and sets each one up in the four corners. Rollins runs down to the ring before his music can start and we’ve got the action under way quickly. Rollins takes Ambrose down with a double leg and the two brawl. Ambrose manages to get top position. Seth Rollins creates some separation by rolling out of the ring and catches his breathe. Ambrose takes this as a chance and sets up one of the ladders and immediately starts climbing up the ladder. Rollins notices this and joins him up the ladder. The punches fly once again this time both men jump off the ladder landing on their feet and continuing the brawl. Seth Rollins manages to get a slight upper hand but Ambrose bounces off the ropes with a devastating clothesline and both men are down after the wild brawl. Ambrose now has a chance to pick away to Rollins and decides to take one of the other ladders and puts it around Seth’s legs. Ambrose pins Rollins legs between the ladder so he cannot get out. Ambrose rolls out of the ring and gets himself a chair. Ambrose comes back in and starts smashing the chair against the ladder over Rollins’ legs. Ambrose does this until the chair has broken in his hands. Rollins starts screaming in pain and eventually manages to get free from the ladder. Ambrose rolls back out of the ring and starts throwing garbage cans, more chairs, Singapore Canes, stop signs and even a table into the ring.

Ambrose sets up one ladder between the apron and the guard rail. Ambrose rolls back into the ring and starts wedging weapons all around the ring between the ropes and on the turnbuckle. Rollins starts to fight back off his back in the corner. Rollins manages to limp back to his feet and throws Ambrose into one of the ladders. Rollins grabs a hold of a Singapore Cane and starts to use it on the back of Ambrose. Rollins grabs a chair and hops up the top rope very slowly. Rollins jumps off the top rope and tries to hit Ambrose with a chair but he rolls out of the way. Rollins crashes and burns and has now hurt his arms and his legs. Ambrose grabs the stop sign and puts it under Rollins. Ambrose grabs another chair and hits Rollins on the back with it. Ambrose decides that it is now his chance to win the belt and kicks Rollins to the outside. Ambrose sets up three ladders but only one of them are under the belt. Ambrose looks around the ring and picks up the table. Ambrose climbs up one of the ladders and drags the table with him. Ambrose manages to set the table across the top of the two ladders. Ambrose starts to walk across the table and reaches up for the belt. The belt starts to rise up out of reach from Ambrose.

Ambrose looks around and sees Cesaro sliding into the ring to a chorus of boos. Ambrose jumps off the ladder but he is met by a devastating upper cut. Cesaro gets a hold of Ambrose and delivers a suplex over the ropes to the outside putting Ambrose through the ladder that he set up earlier. Rollins starts to crawl his way back into the ring. Cesaro looks at Rollins and picks him up. Cesaro puts him over his shoulder as he makes his way slowly up the ladder. Rollins is being carried to the title. Cesaro manages to balance Rollins on top of the table. Cesaro climbs back down the ladder. He rolls to the outside to where the controls to the belt hanging above the ring are. Cesaro manages to drop the belt onto where Rollins is laying on the table. Rollins unhooks the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to win the match.

Winner: Seth Rollins (Still WWE World Heavyweight Championship)

The Authority minus Kane make their way down the ramp clapping their hands. Cesaro has managed to drag Seth Rollins down the ladder as the Authority enter the ring. Triple H gets in Cesaro’s face and tells him that’s the sort of impact that he wants to see. Cesaro gets his wish he is now in the Money in the Bank ladder match.

Backstage Randy Orton is seen warming up where he is confronted by Bray Wyatt. Bray Wyatt tells Orton that tonight when the lights are on bright the buzzards will be the ones standing tall. Bray Wyatt is the eater of worlds and tonight he will eat the world that is the WWE Universe when he captures the Money in the Bank contract.

Match Number Five: WWE Diva’s Championship: Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige

Paige comes down the ramp first followed by Nikki by herself. The two divas start the match out strong with both women hitting each other with a due snap suplexes, cross bodies and drop kicks. Midway through the match Paige has Nikki locked in the PTO. Nikki manages to escape and tries to get Paige up for the rack attack but Paige counters out the back and hits a round house kick that knocks Nikki to the outside. Brie Bella was hiding out underneath the ring and quickly performs Twin Magic with Nikki. Brie slowly makes her way into the ring and rolls Paige up with her feet on the ropes. The referee counts the three.

Brie gets up and she is celebrating but the referee notices that Nikki is not the one who won the match. He notices that Nikki is still outside on the floor still showing effects of the round house kick that Paige delivered. He tells Lillian Garcia that he is restarting the match and ejects Brie Bella from ringside. Nikki has made her way back into the ring. Paige kicks Nikki in the midsection; Paige picks Nikki up and delivers the Ram-Paige. Paige pins Nikki in the middle of the ring and gets the three.

Winner: Paige (New WWE Divas Championship)

Paige celebrates with belt in the corner as Brie consoles Nikki outside the ring.

We go back up to the Kick off Panel and Byron Saxton has just claimed that Cesaro has done the most selfish thing in most recent times just to get what he wants. Booker comes back and says that Cesaro needed to look out for himself considering no one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. Graves fires back by saying that he has just aligned himself with the Authority in what could be a huge move that changes the way WWE operates now. Renee Young says that it is now time for the Money in the Bank ladder match she asks the panel for what they think is going to happen now with the addition of Cesaro into the mix a massive NINE superstars are involved. Byron thinks that the combination of Cesaro and Kane working together in the Authority could mean that they have the advantage and one of them will win the honour. Booker sticks with his thoughts on Reigns, Graves sticks with Orton whilst Renee says she thinks Neville has been on such a roll lately that he could be just the man to win the brief case and take the WWE world by storm.

Match Number 6: Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus vs. Neville vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Kane vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler.

Cesaro makes his way to the ring first followed by the rest of the competitors. Kane is the last to enter the match but when his music plays he doesn’t appear on the stage. We cross to backstage where we see Kane laid out seeking attention from the medical officers. Triple H is seen running over to where Kane is lying. He starts yelling at someone who is around the corridor. Triple H tells the person to make his way to the ring he is taking Kane’s spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder match.

King Barrett’s music hits and he makes his way down the ramp and enters into the ring. The bell rings and we have the match underway. The match starts out at a frantic pace with bodies flying everywhere. Cesaro has made a beeline for Barrett and looks to tie him up in the corner with some knees and uppercuts in the corner. Kofi is the first man to try and get a ladder involved in the match. Kofi uses one of the ladders to hit Sheamus as he leans between the ropes. Neville is going at it with Dolph Ziggler on the outside and pushes him into the steps at ring side. Reigns, Orton and Wyatt are the only three left in the ring Reigns and Orton double team Wyatt but Kingston comes back into the ring and takes both of them down with the ladder.
Neville outside the ring runs the rail and hits a cross body on Cesaro, Barrett and Ziggler. Sheamus tries to get back at Kingston and he nails a Brogue Kick between the ladder that Kingston is holding. Sheamus and Wyatt are going face to face with each other. Wyatt points up to the brief case and yells that it is his. Neville leaps off the top rope and nails a dropkick on both men that sends them both outside. Barrett makes his way into the ring and sends Neville over the ropes to the outside. Barrett sets up the ladder and looks to steal the briefcase. Orton has noticed this while he is on the outside and comes back into the ring and pushes the ladder down. Barrett crashes into the top rope and this is followed by an RKO.

Sheamus on the outside has grabbed another ladder but is setting it up between the ring and the commentary booth. Dolph Ziggler runs around the ring and slides under the ladder whilst Sheamus is setting it up and ends up behind him. Ziggler delivers a Zig Zag on the outside. Both men are down on the outside. Reigns and Cesaro now are both in the middle of the ring and throwing heavy punches at one another Cesaro delivers an outstanding uppercut that sends Reigns into the ropes but he bounces back and delivers a huge Superman Punch that sends Cesaro flying out of the ring. Reigns goes out of the ring and looks for another ladder a bigger one this time. Bray Wyatt cuts him off and the two men are going at each other heavily on the outside. Roman delivers another Superman Punch this time to Wyatt which sends him into the ladder set up at ringside. Roman and Neville decide to place Wyatt on top of the ladder. Roman tells Neville to climb the ladder. Neville looks around and climbs to the very top of the ladder. The crowd is going nuts as Neville leaps off the ladder and nails a Red Arrow on Wyatt destroying the ladder and both men with the ladder flipping up and hitting Reigns. The medics have had a busy night as they attend to both Wyatt and Neville and two stretchers are brought down the ramp to assist both men.

Back in the ring Kingston and Orton are going at it once again Kingston counters an RKO with a Trouble in Paradise. Barrett delivers a Bull Hammer on Kingston. Cesaro comes back in and nails another huge uppercut. Ziggler is back in the ring and this time he is met by a huge uppercut. Cesaro looks around and no one is standing but him. He gets the ladder that is in the ring and sets it up. Sheamus manages to get back into the ring and climbs the ladder as well. Both Cesaro and Sheamus are throwing hard punches at each other. Kofi has set another ladder up right next to the other ladder. Kofi climbs up and tries to reach the case over the other two men. Orton has also set a ladder up on the other side of Sheamus and Cesaro. Barrett climbs up the ladder that Kofi is on and joins him there. Ziggler climbs the final spot on Orton’s ladder and all six men are trying to either reach for the case or fight each other off. Roman Reigns rolls back into the ring with a big cut on his head off the ladder from earlier. He pushes Orton and Ziggler off of their ladder sending them to the outside crashing hard. Kofi and Barrett are the next two to crash and burn on the outside after Reigns pushes the ladder into the ropes. Reigns pulls both Cesaro and Sheamus off the ladder at the same time. Reigns bounces off the ropes and hits a double spear on both men.

Reigns is the only man left in the ring he starts to climb the ladder. All of a sudden Reigns is struck on the back by a steel chair. It’s Brock Lesnar, Brock Lesnar has returned. Lesnar picks up Roman Reigns and delivers and F5 into the standing ladder knocking it down. Paul Heyman is at ringside and laughing telling Lesnar to do it again. Lesnar picks up Reigns again and delivers another F5 this time on top of the fallen ladder. Heyman is directing Lesnar to do it again. This time Lesnar delivers it over the top rope to the outside on top of Kingston and Barrett who are getting their feet back together. Lesnar has gone outside and has taken a part both commentary booths. First he picks up Cesaro and delivers another F5 this time through the Spanish announcers table. Sheamus starts to make a stir and he suffers the same fate this time through the English broadcast booth. Heyman is going off at ringside and telling Lesnar to feed the beast and not to leave anyone standing. Lesnar walks around the outside and picks out Ziggler and delivers an F5 on Dolph into the barricade. Orton tries to fight Lesnar off with some rights and lefts but Lesnar just has a huge smile on his face. Lesnar delivers a huge German Suplex and sends Orton crashing hard on the ground. Lesnar starts to notice Kofi, Barrett and Reigns getting up on the other side of the ring and he runs full steam into all three men sending the four of them through the barricade destroying the section near the time keeper. Lesnar and Heyman have huge grins on their face. Heyman and Lesnar head back through the crowd with Heyman slapping Lesnar’s back. Not one man looks capable of continuing in the match.

Neville appears on the stage and looks to make his way down the ramp back into the ring. Neville manages to roll back into the ring and the crowd is going nuts. Neville sets up the ladder and starts climbing up the ladder. Neville reaches the top of the ladder and is reaching for the title. The lights go out in the arena. All that we can see is the crowd who have turned their phone lights on. All of a sudden a spot light lights up the ring and Bray Wyatt is back in the ring he has pulled Neville off the ladder and has him in position for the Sister Abigail. Wyatt kisses Neville on the head and delivers Sister Abigail. Wyatt looks around and no one is moving after the carnage that Lesnar created. Wyatt makes his way up the ladder and the spot light has minimised to just being on the ladder that Wyatt is climbing. Wyatt unhooks the brief case and has won the match.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt is left clinching the Money in the Bank briefcase with a sinister laugh on the top of the ladder as the show ends.

Brief Results:
Ryback retained the WWE Intercontinental Title defeating the Big Show via pinfall
The New Day retained the WWE World Tag Team Titles defeating the Prime Time Players via pinfall
Kevin Owens and John Cena fought to a double count out
Seth Rollins retained the WWE World Heavyweight Title over Dean Ambrose in a Ladder Match
Paige won the WWE Divas Title after defeating Nikki Bella via pinfall
Bray Wyatt won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.


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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
RAW Preview

Mr. McMahon
addresses the WWE Universe regarding some big changes to both RAW and Smackdown.

Seth Rollins will find out his next challenger for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Brock Lesnar explains his actions at Money in the Bank.

We get an update on all WWE Superstars that required Medical attention after Money in the Bank.

Confirmed Matches

Kane vs. King Barrett
Paige and Emma vs. The Bella Twins


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Discussion Starter · #4 ·

All the WWE and NXT Superstars are on the stage as RAW comes on air. Mr. McMahon’s music hits as he makes his way down to the ring.

After welcoming the WWE Universe to Raw, Mr. McMahon asks Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to join him in the ring, who are standing front and centre of all the superstars on the stage.

Mr. McMahon says that over the past few months he has been sitting at home watching all the WWE events and speaking to a lot of WWE Superstars from the past and present and have been talking about the performance of the Authority. Most have said that they have done a good job and doing well in promoting the future generation of WWE. Others however have said that they are only giving opportunities to those that do what they say. Hunter comes back and says that he has given title opportunities to Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose and none of them have towed the company line. Mr. McMahon says that he agrees with Hunter and he has what is best for business in mind. But he says that it is very important for WWE to be running a harmonious locker room. He doesn’t want superstars running amuck and taking their actions outside of the ring like we say at Money in the Bank. He announces that in order to improve back room morale he has hired two of the best technical wrestlers that WWE have ever seen. These two men have had many problems with the Authority over the years so they will able to help anyone who has a conflict with them. Both men are former WWE Champions and without further ado he brings out the two men.

Chris Jericho’s music hits first and he appears on the stage wearing a suit. The crowd go nuts and start chanting for Y2J.

The WWE superstars part down the middle as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring. He shakes the hand of Mr. McMahon as Triple H gets in Jericho’s face before the two men are separated by the sound of Daniel Bryan’s music. The fans stop chanting for Y2J and start cheering for Bryan with a big Yes chant.

Daniel Bryan appears on stage also in a suit as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring shaking Vince and Jericho’s hand. Triple H and Stephanie are furious at what is happening.

Mr. McMahon says that the reason that he has all the Superstars and Divas contracted to WWE out here tonight is that he has made a major decision regarding RAW and Smackdown. As of Battleground all WWE contracts will be no longer valid. The superstars on the stage are agitated after hearing this news and some are clearly angered by this. Mr. McMahon continues by saying that does not mean that the Superstars are being left high and dry. They will have one week to negotiate new deals with either the Authority or the team of Bryan and Jericho. The Authority will be running RAW and Bryan and Jericho will be running Smackdown. Each roster will have 30 spots available to both men and women of the WWE. Jericho and Bryan look very happy at what they have just heard whilst Stephanie cannot believe the news. Both pairs of GM’s will have their chance to pitch to the WWE superstars and Universe why they should sign with either brand later on tonight.

Mr. McMahon says that there is no obligation of these two brands to offer anyone a contract. With only 60 spots available superstars from NXT are available as well. The only superstars who do not need to negotiate a new deal will be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, Tag Team Champs, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E and Divas champions, Paige. For all other superstars they must do their own deals and sign with either brand. If a Superstar or Divas are not signed to a brand they will be sent to NXT.

The WWE Superstars on the stage are impressed by this decision now and some are even clapping the announcement.

Mr. McMahon says that he has also been listening to the WWE fans about giving superstars the opportunity to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. So tonight we will see a first in the WWE. On this one off, four hour special edition of RAW, a sixteen man steel cage number one contender tournament where the winner will be granted the opportunity to fight Seth Rollins at Battleground for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Steel Cage. All tournament matches will be held tonight inside of that steel cage above the ring. A bracket showing the matches and potential matchups flashes onto the screen.

He says our first match begins after the break as the steel cage begins to lower.

Commercial Break

Upon returning from Commercial we see Neville and Kevin Owens in the ring with cage secured around them.

Match Number One: Tournament Match – Kevin Owens vs. Neville

Both men are putting on a very physical match after both men went through physical encounters at the Money in the Bank pay per view. Owens is utilising the cage more and throws Neville into it as well as keeping him between the ropes and the cage and runs into him. Owens tries to finish Neville off with a Push Up Powerbomb but as he pushes Neville up into the air John Cena’s music hits. Owens takes his focus off Neville, Neville manages to counter the Push-Up Powerbomb into a hurricanrana roll up. Neville manages to get the three.
Winner: Neville

John Cena appears on the titantron after the match. He calls out to Kevin Owens in the ring. Cena is not in the arena but appears to be at his home. He announces that last night after their match the doctors recommended that Cena take a few weeks off in ring action just to let his back and ribs heel. Cena is going to take their advice and not compete until Battleground where he will defend his United States Title in a Last Man Standing match against Kevin Owens. Owens says his on raising the NXT championship above his head.

Michael Cole : A huge announcement just then for Battleground with John Cena and Kevin Owens facing off in a Last Man Standing Match for the United States Title.
Byron Saxton : Owens won the first match and took Cena out in their second now with the gold on the line it just adds to the intrigue.
Michael Cole : Well, tonight on Monday Night RAW we have a very special edition that will be four hours long. We have already started with the first ever 16 man steel cage number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament.
JBL : We will see all these great matches later on tonight in order to determine who will face Seth Rollins inside a steel cage at Battleground for the gold.
Byron Saxton: Nevi lle is the first man to advance through to the quarters he will face the winner of our next match where Cesaro faces off with the Legend Killer, Randy Orton.
Michael Cole: But before we get to that match we must talk about the bombshell that Mr. McMahon dropped earlier.

A short clip showing the Brand Extension announcement is shown.

JBL : The Authority will now be solely in charge of RAW and the team of rookie GM’s Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho will be in charge of Smackdown.
Byron Saxton: With Superstars being allowed to negotiate their own deals and have until Battleground to negotiate new deals.
Michael Cole: This puts the pressure on each individual Superstar to ensure that they go to the show that they think will get them to the top of the WWE
JBL: The opportunity to work under either GM pairing is something that can make or break any WWE career.
Byron Saxton: Well we have just received word that Kane and Cesaro have signed with The Authority and RAW.
Michael Cole: No real surprise there from those two men. Kane being the Director of Operations for The Authority and Cesaro took the big step last night to help Seth Rollins retain his title.
JBL: Two very astute signings that’s for sure.
Byron Saxton: I didn’t expect anything else from these two to be honest.

Match Number Two: Tournament Match – Randy Orton vs Cesaro

Cesaro and Orton are still nursing injuries after their attack by Brock Lesnar in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Orton and Cesaro have a very good match countering each other’s finishing moves. Orton tries to escape the cage over the top after hitting Cesaro with a DDT between the ropes. Before Orton can finish his climb to the top Cesaro manages to pull him down and deliver a heavy Uppercut to the chin. Cesaro covers Orton for the three and gets the win.
Winner: Cesaro

Backstage we see Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho talking to a small group of superstars about the prospect of signing with the Smackdown brand. The Prime Time Players, Lucha Dragons, Heath Slater, Zack Ryder, Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel are listening intently to what they say as we cut to a commercial break.
Commercial Break

We come back from the break with King Barrett coming down the ramp.

Match Number Three: Tournament Match – Mark Henry vs Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns dominates the match hitting a spear and Superman Punch to take Henry down in a very quick and short match.
Winner: Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns gets on a mic after the match and calls out Brock Lesnar. Roman tells the WWE Universe that last night Brock robbed him from winning the Money in the Bank contract. He demands that Lesnar come down to the ring and face him like a man. Paul Heyman comes out alone he tells Roman that Lesnar will be making a statement later on tonight he just got caught up earlier doing some promotion work for his sponsors. Reigns refuses to accept the answer from Heyman but Heyman comes back and says that Reigns should go back stage and get ready for his match with Kane or Barrett before focusing on Lesnar. Heyman walks backstage as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

Match Number Four: Tournament Match – King Barrett vs Kane

Kane enters the cage and immediately charges at Barrett. Barrett is on the back foot from the start of the match but he can’t escape from Kane. Kane hits Barrett hard and looks to deliver a huge choke slam. Barrett manages to escape the move and hits a big boot. Barrett manages to get Kane into the corner and looks to pound him with some knees and fists. Barrett looks to hit a running clothesline in the corner but Kane moves out of the way. Barrett bounces off the turnbuckle and is met by a huge chokeslam. Barrett kicks out of the cover. Barrett counters a leg drop from Kane. When Kane gets up he gets hit by a massive Bull Hammer. Barrett covers him for the win.
Winner: King Barrett

Barrett walks out of the cage and up the ramp but before he gets to the top Kane grabs a mic. Kane tells Barrett that this is not the last time that these two will cross paths and he will not forgive him for taking away the chance to win the Money in the Bank Contract.

Backstage we see The Authority talking to Seth Rollins, Cesaro and J and J security. They have just learnt from Mr. McMahon that because J and J aren’t signed as in ring talent they do not need to be signed like the other superstars. Triple H is discussing some of the names that they are looking at signing before Bryan and Jericho get their hands on them. Names mentioned included The Big Show, Sheamus and Bray Wyatt.

Commercial Break

Michael Cole : Well we are halfway through our first round match ups here in the Sixteen Man Steel Cage Number One Contender Tournament for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
JBL : That’s right Cole, we have seen Kevin Owens get distracted by Cena to allow Neville to advance.
Byron Saxton : This was followed by Cesaro delivering a thunderous uppercut to Randy Orton before he managed to escape to get the pinfall victory.
JBL : That means that Cesaro and Neville will face off later tonight.
Michael Cole : The other match confirmed so far will be between King Barrett and Roman Reigns after they defeated Kane and Mark Henry respectively.
Byron Saxton : In other major news RAW have only confirmed two superstars in Cesaro and Kane, whilst Smackdown have yet to sign anyone.
Michael Cole : Jericho and Bryan will be appearing later tonight to discuss with the WWE Universe why the superstars should be signing with them on Smackdown.
JBL : It’s no surprise that Cesaro and Kane have signed with RAW, Cole, they are Authority men so no reason for them to go anywhere else.
Byron Saxton : I wa nt to see where Mr. Money in the Bank ends up we haven’t heard from him just yet.
Michael Cole: Well i t is now time to head back into the cage for our next match.

Match Number Five: Tournament Match – Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz.

Dolph gets the early advantage and tries to take The Miz down early. Dolph eventually works Miz into a corner and tries to work Miz over. Miz manages to reverse the situation and gets Dolph into the corner. Miz hits a running clothesline into the corner. Miz starts to climb out but Dolph joins him up the top of the cage. Miz and Dolph start throwing punches on the top of the cage at one another. Miz loses his spot and crashes to the mat. Dolph climbs over to the other side and onto the floor.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Backstage the Authority have walked into the Superstars locker room and are addressing them. Their main argument is that the Authority have been working in this industry booking matches. Jericho and Bryan have never booked anything in relation to the WWE and anyone that signs with them, obviously doesn’t want to be in the WWE Championship matches anytime soon. Sheamus stands up to the Authority and says that he has made his decision and he will announce it after kicks R Truths head in after his match. Sheamus walks out and heads to the ring.

Match Number Six: Tournament Match – Sheamus vs. R Truth

Sheamus and R-Truth lock up early but Sheamus gets the upper hand and shoulder tackles Truth to the mat. Sheamus manages to throw Truth into the cage. Truth tries to fight back off his knees but Sheamus gives him a knee to take him back down. Sheamus throws Truth between the ropes and the cage and delivers several forearms across the chest. R Truth is draped on the ropes between the cage. Sheamus runs across the ring and delivers a thunderous Brogue Kick. Truth slumps to the mat. Sheamus tells the ref to open the door as he walks out of the cage.
Winner: Sheamus

Sheamus leaves the ring to go grab a microphone. Sheamus tells everyone that he is now a member of RAW. He tells everyone that what he just did to Truth is a message to anyone thinking of signing with RAW that is what he can do. Sheamus says that Dolph Ziggler better be watching because his next.
Commercial Break

Michael Cole: Well just before the break Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler advanced in the Number One Contender Tournament with Sheamus also announcing that he was signing with RAW. What do you think of that John?
JBL: Sheamus knows what the Authority can do for his career it’s a no brainer if you ask me.
Byron Saxton: The Authority has screwed over and turned their back on so many individuals how can you trust them John, I would be signing with Jericho and Bryan if I had the option no questions asked.
Michael Cole: Well that is now 3 to RAW and Smackdown haven’t signed anyone yet.
JBL: I think that the Authority will sign everyone they want and leave Smackdown with the rest.
Byron Saxton: Don’t write Jericho and Bryan off someone will want to sign with them soon I just know it.

Match Number Seven: Tournament Match - Dean Ambrose vs Kofi Kingston.

Dean Ambrose has a determined look on his face as Kofi is accompanied by the New Day at ring side. Dean dominates the early going but as he tries to escape one side Xavier Woods starts climbing up. Ambrose jumps back down and continues the assault. Kofi manages to hit a Trouble in Paradise on Dean. He tries to climb over the top to the encouragement of New Day but Ambrose pulls Kofi back in by the hair as he goes over the top. Ambrose nails a Dirty Deeds off the top of the cage on Kingston. Ambrose ends up on top of Kingston and he gets the three.
Winner: Dean Ambrose

Big E and Xavier Woods rush into the ring and help Kofi Kingston. Big E picks up Kofi and carries him off to the backstage area. Ambrose finally manages to walk out of the ring and up the ramp clearly in some discomfort. He is met by Jericho and Bryan as he walks through the curtain. Bryan and Ambrose talk to one another about signing with Smackdown. Ambrose likes the sound of that but he needs some time to think about it because he has some unfinished business with the Authority and if he signs with Smackdown he won’t be able to finish that off. Ryback walks past Jericho and Bryan and says that he has done some thinking. He is bringing the IC title with him to Smackdown and he doesn’t care what happens with the rest of the WWE locker room.
Match Number Eight: Tournament Match - Ryback vs. The Big Show

Ryback is confident on winning this match after beating Big Show the night before at the Money in the Bank PPV. Big Show starts the match dominant once again throwing Ryback into the corner and grinding his face into the cage. Big Show tries to run into the corner but Ryback moves away again like he did at the Pay Per View. Ryback tries for the meat hook and he nails it. Ryback is now calling for the Shell Shock. Big Show stops Ryback and delivers a choke slam. Big Show pins Ryback in the middle of the ring.
Winner: The Big Show

Big Show grabs a mic after the match and is standing on the outside. He mentions that he just heard that Ryback agreed to go to Smackdown with the Intercontinental Championship. The Big Show says that he wants the Intercontinental Championship and says that means he will be joining Smackdown. As he says that the Miz appears on the titantron. Miz says that he is going to be the next Intercontinental champion so he will be signing with Smackdown despite hating both Jericho and Bryan.

Michael Cole: Looks like we have some more signings to announce since we last had an update of the rosters. Smackdown finally signed three superstars in Intercontinental Champion, Ryback and two challengers in The Miz and the Big Show.
Byron Saxton: RAW has also added to their roster by signing King Barrett, Rusev and Sheamus to Cesaro and Kane.
JBL: Why would the Miz, Ryback and Big Show sign with Smackdown they should have stuck with the Authority.
Michael Cole: They obviously have faith in Jericho and Bryan to lead them forward. Anyway we have now decided the second round of our tournament to decide the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Let’s have a look at the bracket.

Michael Cole: John and Byron who do you think will win this tournament after seeing the first round of matches.
JBL: I think Sheamus was very impressive he can definitely win this match.
Byron Saxton: I have three words for you Cole; they are Roman Reigns, Believe.

Backstage Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho are talking to the Divas and they seem to have their attention. Naomi, Cameron, Tamina, Summer Rae and Rosa all agree to sign with Smackdown. Emma, Nikki, Brie, Natalya and Alicia are little more sceptical and decide to sign off with RAW.
Match Number Nine: Tournament Match - Neville vs Cesaro

Cesaro starts the match off with a running knee lift to Neville which Neville takes the full brunt of and sends him hard to the mat. Cesaro dominates the early going of the match until he makes a mistake and tried the swing only for Neville to counter with a step up enzuguri. Neville takes over the match and delivers some high risk manoeuvres that take Cesaro down. Neville tries to capitalise on the opportunity and starts climbing the cage. Kane, Rollins and J and J Security rush to ringside as Neville is reaching the top. Neville notices that they have opened the door for Cesaro to attempt to escape from. Neville decides to hit a Red Arrow off the top of the cage but Cesaro rolls out of the way. Neville crashes hard into the mat. Cesaro manages to crawl out of the ring into the arms of the Authority who are waiting at ringside.

Winner: Cesaro

Commercial Break

Upon returning from the break Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho are talking to the male superstars. They are pushing the idea that they will teach everyone how to be better wrestlers and entertainers both in and out of the ring. They will be the fresh faces that push everyone to reach the next level. Most of the superstars appear to have smiles on their face at hearing this.

Match Number Ten: Tournament Match - King Barrett vs. Roman Reigns

Barrett is already at ring side. Roman Reigns joins the match and immediately starts out physically assaulting Barrett with lefts and rights on the mat after a hard takedown. Roman gets the fans behind him and delivers a thunderous Superman Punch that has Barrett staggered. Roman runs across the ring and delivers a spear. Roman pins Barrett in the centre of the ring.

Winner: Roman Reigns.

Roman gets on the mic once again and calls out Brock Lesnar. Roman this time says that he heard that Brock has arrived in the arena now after his earlier commitment and he wants to face him in the ring. Paul Heyman this time makes his way down to the ring and enters still without Brock. Heyman tells Roman that Lesnar is here and he has a message for Roman that he wanted to pass on. Heyman tells Reigns that Lesnar destroyed Roman yesterday because he was the man who made Lesnar lose his WWE World Heavyweight Title. Roman was the man who got beat for Seth Rollins to win the belt and now Brock is going to be taking his revenge slowly on Roman before he destroys Seth. Brock still has his rematch and will use that once he destroys the man who allowed Seth Rollins to be the champ. Roman tells Lesnar to bring it on. He will not back down. Lesnar comes out of the crowd and attacks Roman from behind and delivers two F5’s after one another.

Lesnar then locks in the kimura which Roman instantly taps out until Heyman calls Lesnar off. Lesnar and Heyman walk back up the ramp with Lesnar laughing as we go to commercial.
Commercial Break

Match Number Eleven: Tournament Match - Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus

Dolph and Sheamus have a heated battle which takes both men to the edge. Having battled each other many times the Brogue and Zig Zag are countered many times. Eventually Dolph goes on a run late in the match hitting multiple moves that ground Sheamus from drop kicks to a super kick and a bull dog. Sheamus is met by a Zig Zag which he manages to kick out of. Sheamus then tries for a White Noise but Ziggler slips out the back and meets Sheamus with a Zig Zag from behind. Ziggler gets the pin for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Michael Cole : Now that we are getting to the pointy end of this tournament we now know that Cesaro will face Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler will face the winner of Big Show and Dean Ambrose.
JBL : One of those five men will be the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
Byron Saxton : My man Roman is still going John, what about your pick Sheamus?
JBL : Shut up Byron, after that attack by Brock I will be surprised if he even competes in the semi finals.
Michael Cole : Well we have learnt that Roman is under medical attention right now and will need to be cleared to compete later tonight. Well changing gear now more Superstars have signed with RAW and Smackdown.
JBL : That’s right Cole so far confirmed for RAW are Cesaro, Kane, King Barrett, Sheamus, Rusev, Curtis Axel, Damien Sandow, Jack Swagger, Alicia Fox, Natalya, Emma and the Bella Twins.
Byron Saxton : RAW have some big names that’s for sure but Smackdown have confirmed, Ryback, The Miz, The Big Show, Neville, Randy Orton, R Truth, the Lucha Dragons, Naomi, Cameron, Tamina, Summer Rae and Rosa Mendes.
Michael Cole: And we st ill haven’t heard where Dolph Ziggler, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens or Mr. Money in the Bank Bray Wyatt are heading just yet.
JBL: Well it’s now time for our final second round matchup between the Big Show and that lunatic Dean Ambrose. Let’s go Big Show.

Match Number Twelve: Tournament Match – Dean Ambrose vs the Big Show.

The Big Show gets the better of Ambrose in the early going of the match. Big Show manages to keep Ambrose fairly quiet only getting in a few punches. Big Show tries to squash Ambrose as he lays against the rope but Ambrose ducks and pulls the rope down. Big Show runs into the cage and somehow manages to get his right hand caught between the ropes after Ambrose lets go. Big Show is caught and Ambrose tries to take advantage of it by hitting a drop kick on Show’s knee. Big Show falls to his knee and Ambrose this time hits a running knee to the face of Show as he tries to free himself. Ambrose starts climbing to the outside of the cage and reaches the top just as Big Show frees himself. Ambrose manages to escape to the floor before Big Show can get to the door that he was going for.

Winner: Dean Ambrose.

Backstage we are with the trainer who is assessing Roman Reigns. Roman tells the trainer he has no feeling in his right arm after Brock locked in the Kimura. The trainer tries to get Roman to lift his right arm but he can’t do it without being put in pain. The trainer tells him that his night is done. Roman tries to convince him to let him compete but the trainer won’t budge he tells Roman that he is out of the tournament.

The Authority are watching a monitor with Cesaro and tell him that he has a bye for the next round and is through to the final. Seth Rollins tells Cesaro that he didn’t need his help at Money in the Bank and will prove that once he beats his arse at Battleground inside the steel cage. Cesaro says that Rollins wouldn’t be the champ if it wasn’t for him. Kevin Owens interrupts what is going on. Owens tells the Authority that he will sign with them only if they can manage to get Cena on their brand because he wants to make his life a living hell after costing him the chance to win the tournament. Stephanie tells Owens that they have been in contact with Cena and that he has agreed and will be signing his contract this week. Owens says that he will sign when Cena signs.

Commercial Break

Cesaro comes down to join the commentary booth to watch the match.

Match Number Thirteen: Tournament Match – Dolph Ziggler vs Dean Ambrose

Both men are visibly tired after already competing twice already tonight inside the cage. Dolph and Ambrose have some visibly marks of their matches earlier. Dean Ambrose starts the match physically attacking Ziggler. Ambrose tries to start climbing early but Ziggler tracks him down and brings him back down into the ring. Both men end up down after a double clothesline by each other. Dolph eventually gets an upper hand and tries to lock in a Sleeper Hold. Ambrose manages to escape by throwing Ziggler into the cage. Ambrose tells Cesaro to watch this and looks to lock in the Dirty Deeds. Ziggler manages to counter and score a quick roll up for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph and Cesaro stare off at each other through the cage as we head backstage to Bryan and Jericho in their office.

Jericho: So Daniel so far we have got a solid roster building but we really need some big names to sign.
Bryan: I know we have both had problems with this man in the past but he could be exactly what we need to give us some of the other top names.
Jericho: Cena? Roman? Who?
Bryan: Wyatt.
Jericho: That man is twisted are we sure we want him running around backstage?
Bryan: YES, YES, YES, YES.
Jericho: Well you can be the man who finds him and get him to sign.

The crowd continue the yes chant as we go back to the ring.
Match Number Fourteen: Paige and Emma vs. The Bella Twins

Paige starts the match with Brie and dominates the early going tagging in Emma. Brie manages to draw Emma into her corner where Nikki attacks her with the ring rope while the ref is distracted by Brie. Nikki and Brie double team and tag out leaving Emma in their corner multiple times. Emma manages to get free after she dodges a clothesline from Brie that sends her flying in to the turnbuckle. Emma makes the hot tag to Paige who cleans out and hit Nikki with a Ram-Paige to get the win.
Winners: Paige and Emma

Commercial Break

Backstage we learn that this week’s Smackdown will have the main event of Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro, Kane and Seth Rollins.

Daniel Bryan is walking around looking for Bray Wyatt but no one has seen him all night. Bryan runs into Roman Reigns and asks him if he has come up with who is going to sign with. Roman just says before Smackdown he wants to sit down and think over both offers before he makes his decision.

Returning to the ring the cage lowers for the last time tonight.

Main Event: Tournament Final – Cesaro vs Dolph Ziggler

The bell rings and they go at it, trading holds. Cesaro takes it to the mat with a headlock. Cesaro drops Ziggler with a shoulder and keeps him on the mat. They trade several pin attempts. Ziggler misses a neckbreaker and a dropkick. Cesaro goes for the Swing but Ziggler rolls him up for two. Cesaro drops Ziggler over the top rope and does the Cesaro Swing for a pop. Cesaro with a two count. Cesaro comes right back with a stomp and strikes. Cesaro with a big running uppercut in the corner for a two count. Cesaro slams Ziggler but misses an elbow drop off the second rope. Cesaro drops Ziggler with a right hand for a one count. Cesaro with more strikes now. Ziggler fights to his feet but gets caught with a big slam. Cesaro sells an arm injury.
Commercial Break

Back from the break and Cesaro with another stomp and a two count. Cesaro keeps up the offense but can't get a pin. Cesaro goes for a suplex from the apron but Ziggler drops the arm over the top. Ziggler fights back in and gets a sleeper hold locked in. Cesaro finally climbs up with Ziggler still in a hold. Cesaro turns it into a huge superplex for a close two count. Cesaro misses in the corner but kicks out of a Fame-asser. Cesaro catches Ziggler in mid-air and hits a huge uppercut for another close two count. Ziggler with a roll up for two. Ziggler tries to climb out but Cesaro drags him back down. More counters. Cesaro with a big backbreaker and a two count. Ziggler blocks the Neutralizer and nails a superkick followed by the Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler celebrates in the middle of the ring. Seth Rollins comes running down and slides under the cage as it lifts and delivers a thunderous Pedigree to Dolph. Rollins has his foot on Ziggler with the Championship raised in the air to close out RAW.

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What?! Dolph Ziggler won the tournament? Didn't see that coming as I thought Cesaro was going to win the whole time I was reading. Good show!

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The Miz is in the ring to start Smackdown with the set of Miz TV set up.

The Miz: Welcome to Smackdown, you are looking at the next WWE Intercontinental Champion, but unfortunately there are two behemoths that think they can stop the Miz. But you see nothing will get in my way of being the champ. Not someone who is as wide as the ring or someone who constantly wants to eat.

The Big Show’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.

The Big Show: Now Miz I don’t know how you think you are the next Intercontinental champion when I know that it will be me.
The Miz: Now Show you may think that just because you can literally squash any of your opponents just by sitting on them that doesn’t mean you can beat me.
The Big Show: Miz if I wanted to I could rip your head right off, right now.

Ryback’s music hits and he comes down to the ring.

Ryback: Hold it there boys. Nobody is going to be taking this Intercontinental title off me. I will be holding this belt as long as I choose to be.
The Miz: Nobody wants to listen to you big boy. Everyone came here to listen to me.

The crowd boo the Miz. Neville’s music hits and he appears on the stage with a mic in hand.

Neville: Now Miz hold your horses. If I remember correctly on Monday night at RAW I beat you. So that means that I just took your spot in the claim for the Intercontinental championship.

Neville has made his way into the ring now and joins the three men.

Neville: I want a sh….

The Miz attacks Neville before he can finish what he has to say. Ryback and Big Show start going at as well and all four men are just going wild attacking each other. Eventually Ryback and Neville clear the ring of Show and Miz.

Jericho and Bryan appear on the Titantron and the crowd give a loud pop.

Chris Jericho: Hold it right there boys.
Daniel Bryan: Lets settle this properly. Later on tonight all four of you will be involved in a match. That match will be a tag team match.
Jericho: Ryback and Neville you two will team up to take on the team of the Big Show and the Miz.

Neville and Ryback shake hands with a smile on their face as Miz looks angry at the decision.

We go backstage to the office of The Authority.

Triple H: Well looks like we’re getting closer to our roster being done. The main thing we need to sort out now is just a few of the big stars.
Stephanie McMahon: Well we know that Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, John Cena, Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose are all still free agents. We can’t let Bryan and Jericho get the upper hand and sign these men.
Triple H: Kane, who do you think we should go after first?
Kane: Bray Wyatt as Money in the Bank holder would be vital to our RAW brand.
Mercury: I want Owens, this kid is something that us in the Authority need to get our hands on and nurture as one of our own.
Rollins: I want my hands on Dolph. As the number one contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after you lost Cesaro WE need to make him pay.
Cesaro: Dolph is someone I need to get revenge on for taking that opportunity away from me.
Noble : Cena , he’s the United States Champion, we can’t let Smackdown have both the Intercontinental and United States Title.
Triple H: If we sign Owens and he wins at Battleground we will have the gold.
Kane: Owens made it perfectly clear the other day on RAW that he goes where Cena goes.
Stephanie McMahon : So I guess we go after Cena which will give us the United States title and then we get Owens to follow suit.

Match Number One: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs. Fandango and Zack Ryder

Harper and Rowan dominate the match and destroy both men in a quick match. They hit The Way on Ryder to allow Harper to get the pin for the win.

Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.

Commercial Break

Back from the break we are in Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho’s office who are talking strategy.

Daniel Bryan: We need to start signing some of these superstars that are available to us or we will end up regretting it.
Chris Jericho: I know, I have spoken to Dolph, Roman and Dean during the week again and we are in with a shot but they want to focus on the main event first.
Bryan: What about Bray have you managed to talk to him.
Jericho: Nobody has seen or heard from him since the Money In the Bank match. Daniel I don’t know where he is.
Bryan: Well I’ll tell you what, I remember where Wyatt used to hang out from when he took me hostage do you think I should go.
J ericho: I’ll hold down the fort you go and get that signature no matter what.

Match Number Two: Randy Orton vs. Adam Rose

Another quick match, with Rose being dominated by Orton who just pummels Orton all around the ring. Orton manages to floor Rose with a DDT off the ropes head. Orton starts to slam his hands on the mat and delivers a thunderous RKO as Rose gets up.

Winner: Randy Orton

Backstage we see Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler in a locker room together.

Dean Ambrose: I can’t wait to get my hands on Cesaro tonight. I would be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion if it wasn’t for him.
Roman Reigns: Dean, I know you have a problem with Cesaro right now, but we have to make sure we get the job done in the ring.
Dolph Ziggler: We have all had problems with the Authority over the past year. Let’s just get through this match and do what we have to do with our contracts after that.
Roman: Well I’m thinking that Seth is going to squirm his way out of this match Dolph. As long as you stay commited to winning the match and not just destroying him we should be fine.
Dean: Never trust what that worm Seth is going to do in that ring.
Dolph: Don’t worry about Seth and I, tonight my sole focus is on winning this match.

Match Number Three: Heath Slater vs. R Truth

Slater starts the match out solidly and gets the upper hand early on. Truth manages to get on a bit of a role before he hits the Lie Detector to get the win.

Winner: R Truth

We join Daniel Bryan who has arrived at a farm in the middle of the country. It’s very dark and gloomy with only a house that has one window lit up. Daniel Bryan starts to walk through the trees approaching the house. Before he can reach the porch. Two men come out of the door carrying lanterns. The light shines on their face it’s Harper and Rowan. Harper tells Bryan to come inside as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

Upon returning from the break we are backstage where we see Stephanie McMahon talking to a stage production worker. Chris Jericho walks past and stops gaining her attention. Both Stephanie and Jericho have large folders in their hands full of paper work.

Stephanie: So Mr. Jericho how is your roster coming along.
Jericho: We are getting close to closing some deals but still have a long way to go.
Stephanie: Ahh good to hear that you are getting so close to signing some superstars because I was just going to file all these contracts that I just had signed.

Stephanie flips through the folder and Jericho is shocked to see some of the names on the list.

Jericho: How did you convince The Prime Time Players to sign a deal with you I was just on the phone to them and we were almost done with our deal.
Stephanie: Oh you see Chris, I am not going to give up any of my secrets but I will say that at Battleground we now have a match for the WWE World Tag Team Titles locked in. It will be The New Day vs. The Prime Time Players vs. The Ascension vs. Los Matadores.

Stephanie shows Jericho the signed contracts of the Prime Time Players, the Ascension and Los Matadores.

Stephanie: Oh and you can add Adam Rose, Heath Slater, Fandango and Zack Ryder to this list of contracts.
Jericho: Now why would they want to sign with the Authority?
Stephanie: You see Jericho, you just put these four in matches earlier tonight and none of them where happy with how you handled them in their matches. So they want someone who actually knows how to book a show not just someone who is a wrestler.

Stephanie walks away laughing at Jericho.

Match Number Four: Ryback and Neville vs. The Big Show and the Miz

Ryback and Big Show start the match. Ryback starts the match off well for his team and manages to take the Big Show down. Neville gets brought in but he can’t continue the damage Ryback has done to the Big Show. Show tags Miz and he continues to beat Neville up and make frequent tags with Show. Neville is double teamed until he tries to escape from the Big Show but Show pulls him down by the hair. Miz tags back in and sends Neville across the ring. Ryback blind tags Neville as he bounces off the rope. Miz delivers a flapjack to Neville. Miz climbs the corner not realising that Ryback is legal. Miz looks to hit the Mizsault but Ryback pushes Miz hard into the barricade. Show made a blind tag as well. Show grabs Ryback by the throat and delivers a chokeslam. Show pins Ryback in the ring.

Winners: The Big Show and The Miz.

The Miz sneaks up on the Big Show and nails him with Intercontinental Championship to the back before delivering a Skull Crushing Finale. The Miz celebrates in the middle of the ring but he is met by a kick to the back of the head by Neville. Neville climbs to the top rope and nails the Red Arrow on the Miz. Neville picks up the Intercontinental Championship and tells Ryback that he is coming for it before he puts it on his chest while he is still down from the chokeslam.

Commercial Break

Back from the break we see Daniel Bryan sitting at a long table with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan standing behind Bryan.

Luke Harper: So Daniel you have made it back to the farm. You must have enjoyed your time here.
Daniel Bryan: B…
Erick Rowan: Don’t speak.
Harper: You see Daniel, Rowan and myself are still yet to sign with anyone and we were thinking that it was time for a package deal for everyone who are here on the far.
Rowan slams his fists onto the table and stares at Bryan.
Harper: We will sign with Smackdown if you give us what we want.
Bryan: Wh…
Rowan slams his fist on the table again
Rowan: Don’t speak.
Harper: We want Iron Clad contracts to do what we choose to whoever we choose.
Rowan: Can you do that?
Bryan: Three Iron Clad contracts for one year how does that sound.
Harper: Who said anything about three? We want four.
Bryan: Four?

All of a sudden Bo Dallas appears next to Harper and Rowan and throws a lantern across the room as the camera goes black with nothing to be seen.

Match Number Five: Alicia Fox vs. Natalya.

Natalya puts the boots into Alicia early in the match and doesn’t let he get up. Alicia tries to fight back and tries to hit the Watch Yo Face but Natalya counters and hits a nice German Suplex. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter which Fox quick taps out to.

Winner: Natalya

Natalya is in the ring and signals to everyone that she wants the Diva’s Title by gesturing the belt around her waist.

Backstage we are back in the Authority’s office. Triple H is on the phone and as he hangs up he has something to say.

Triple H: That was Jimmy Uso locked in for RAW all we had to do was give him a tag shot when Jey was fit next year.
St ephanie McMahon: T hat’s 24. Smackdown only have 17 we’re looking good.
Joey Mercury: How did you go with Cena.
Triple H: Cena wants in but Jericho has been speaking to him as well. He said Monday he will let us know.
Jamie Noble: Didn’t you tell Owens that he was signing with RAW?
Stephanie McMahon: He will don’t worry we’ll make sure that he does.
Triple H: We just need to feed Cena’s ego and he will be ours and that will mean Owens as well.

Main Event: Seth Rollins, Kane and Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler.

Kane and Roman start the match out and it is very physical. The faces manage to work through some tags and separate Kane from his team mates. Towards the end of the match we have Cesaro and Ambrose as the legal men in the match. Chaos starts to happen when all six men are in the ring. Rollins and Ziggler take each other over the ropes to the outside and start fighting each other into the crowd. Reigns has his sights set on Kane and delivers a Super Man punch. Cesaro is next in line but Lesnar appears on the titantron with Heyman. Heyman calls out to Lesnar who has a baseball bat in his hands. He is standing next to truck. Lesnar takes one swing at the truck and shatters the window. Reigns is pissed and runs up the ramp. Lesnar continues his assault on the car as the camera returns to the ring where Ambrose has delivered a Dirty Deeds to Cesaro. Kane has managed to get back to his feet however and nails a hard Chokeslam on Ambrose. He drags Cesaro on top of Ambrose and the ref counts the three.

Winners: Seth Rollins, Kane and Cesaro.

Backstage we see Reigns arrive in the carpark with his car damaged with dents and broken windows. Lesnar is standing on top of the car. He yells to Reigns that he will destroy him at Battleground just like his car. Reigns picks up the baseball bat that is on the floor next to the car and throws it at Lesnar. Lesnar dodges out of the way and just laughs at him in a sinister way. Heyman ushers Lesnar off the car into a car that is on the other side of the car away from Reigns as he looks on at the car driving off with Lesnar and Heyman inside as Smackdown goes off the air.

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·

RAW Preview

RAW Superstars are now exclusive to the brand.

The Meta Powers vs. The Prime Time Players
Cesaro vs King Barrett

Free Agents: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar, Dolph Ziggler and Mark Henry will be present.

That and so much more on this weeks episode of RAW


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Discussion Starter · #10 ·

The Authority open RAW in the ring.

Triple H: So tonight marks the first night of the brand extension and so far us here in the RAW camp have managed to sign 24 of the top WWE superstars.

Stephanie McMahon: That means that we only have six slots left to fill. Meanwhile Smackdown has thirteen spots to fill on their roster. So obviously we can’t stand to sign all the talent that is left on the roster.

Triple H: Superstars such as Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Roman Reigns and Mark Henry are all still available and we will be doing our best to ensure we get the best results for our roster.

Stephanie McMahon: So tonight we have decided to ensure that we get the best superstars for our roster.

Triple H
: We have hired out two suites up in the grandstand for these seven superstars to take in all of the action here on RAW. How you going guys?

Stephanie McMahon: We know seven into six don’t go so first in will get the contracts and the last man left will have to go and sign on that B+ show run by Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho.

Triple H: So our first special treat for these guys will be some great action with WWE World Tag Team Champions The New Day and The Ascension competing in a ten man tag team match against the Prime Time Players, Los Matadores and Jimmy Uso.

Stephanie McMahon : That will also be coupled with Cesaro and King Barrett going at each other in one on one action.

T riple H: And to top it all off our main event will be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins teaming with Kane in handicap action against Heath Slater, Zack Ryder and Adam Rose.

Stephanie McMahon: So let’s kick off the action with our opening bout the huge ten man tag team match.

The Authority starts exiting the ring as the New Day make their way down the ring with the fans chanting New Day Sucks.

Match Number 1: Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Konnor and Viktor vs. Titus O’Neill, Darren Young, Fernando, Diego and Jimmy Uso.

Big E and Titus start the match and physically get into the match with one another. Eventually all ten men end up in the ring in a wild brawl. Everyone takes each other to the outside leaving only Diego and Xavier Woods in the ring. Xavier Woods gets hit by a Hammerlock Swinging DDT. Viktor comes in and nails a Double Underhook Powerbomb on Diego. Fernando spins Viktor around and meets him with double knees to the face. Kofi Kingston rolls into the ring and nails a Trouble in Paradise to Fernando. Jimmy Uso comes back with a superkick sending Kofi out of the ring. Big E spins Jimmy around and delivers the Big Ending. Titus comes back into ring and nails the Clash of the Titus. Konnor lifts Titus up and nails a Fall of Man. Darren Young joins the action and delivers a Gut Check. Xavier Woods manages to connect with the Lost in the Woods as Young is getting up. Diego tries to sneak back in and roll Woods up but Woods holds on to the ropes and gets the pin for the win.

Winners: Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Konnor and Viktor.

There is a new theme music that plays instead of the New Day’s theme. It’s the NXT Tag Team Champions, Blake and Murphy. They run down to the ring by running down the ramp and immediately run straight through Xavier Woods. Kofi Kingston tries to come to the aid of Woods but he is met by a Superkick by Murphy. Big E meets the same fate of a super kick. Murphy stacks Kofi on top of Woods as Blake climbs the top rope and nails a Frog Splash on both men. Blake and Murphy stand in the ring with the other three tag teams on the outside looking at the NXT Tag Team Champions.

Commercial Break

Backstage we are in the office of the Authority. They are all just talking before they are interrupted by the Meta Powers.

Curits Axel: What you gonna do after going back on your word brother?

Macho Mandow: You told the Meta Powers that we would be facing the Prime Time Players brother.

Curtis Axel: We need a match tonight to prove that we should be in the tag title match at Battleground.

Triple H:
Are you done? I’ll give you a match. This match will be for a spot in the WWE World Tag Team Titles match at Battleground.

Curtis Axel: That’s what we want to hear brother.

Macho Mandow: Ooo yeah.

Triple H : It will be against RAW’s latest tag team, the NXT Tag Team Champions, Blake and Murphy.

Stephanie McMahon: Now get out of here and never demand anything again or we will tear up your contracts.

The Meta Powers walk out of their office.

Stephanie McMahon: Alright so now that we only have four slots left on our roster we need to make priorities.

Triple H: Kevin Owens needs to sign but he will only sign where Cena goes.

Stephanie McMahon: Well let’s get Cena to come down to the ring later tonight with Kevin Owens and get them both to sign on the dotted line.

Triple H: That will leave us with two spots.

Seth Rollins: I want Dolph Ziggler. Mr. McMahon has told me that whoever I lose the title to I will take their spot on the roster. He needs to come to RAW so I am not working under those buffoons on Smackdown.

Triple H: Well that makes it easy, Dolph it is.

Cesaro: Dean Ambrose has already said that he wants me so I think if you put a contract in front of him giving him a match against me at Battleground he’ll sign.

Kane: So we’re going to let Smackdown take Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.

Stephanie McMahon: We need to do what’s best for business.

Match Number Two: Brie Bella w/Nikki Bella vs. Natalya

Natalya dominates the match early working over the back of Brie Bella. Nikki Bella decides to get involved in the match and double teams Natalya.

Result: Natalya by disqualification.

The Bella Twins continue the double team on Natalya. Emma runs down the ramp and makes the save for Natalya as the Bella Twins retreat out of the ring as Emma makes it in.

Backstage we join Heath Slater, Adam Ryder and Zack Ryder who are talking to one another.

Zack Ryder: It seems like we have a great opportunity tonight to show the Authroity how good we are.

Heath Slater: When the lights are bright the One Man Rock Band will stand tall.

Adam Rose: The Rosebuds are no longer with me but it’s now time for me to push to glory. I will be using my main event to get the win over the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Zack Ryder: Cool it bro, we need to work together to beat the Authority tonight.

Adam Rose: I will show you both how to get the job done.

Adam Rose walks off leaving Heath Slater and Zack Ryder alone.

Match Number Three: Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger

Jack Swagger tries to get the upper hand early and takes Sheamus down. Sheamus eventually gets back into a dominant position. Sheamus dominates from there and hits the Irish Curse Back Breaker. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick for the pin and the win.

Winner: Sheamus

Sheaums gets a mic after the match.

Sheamus: That was too easy. Someone else needs to man up and face me.

Fandango’s music hits and he appears and makes his way down the ramp.

Sheamus meets him and nails a Brogue Kick laying him out.

Sheamus screams to the boos of the crowd as we go to break.

Commercial Break

Match Number Four: Cesaro vs. King Barrett

Cesaro dominates the early going in the match and tries to hit a big uppercut. Barrett counters and looks to nail his Bull Hammer but Cesaro sees it coming and ducks out of the way. Cesaro bounces off the ropes and hits a hard clothesline. Cesaro puts Barrett into the swing and spins Barrett seven times. Cesaro waits and delivers the Neutralizer for the win.

Winner: Cesaro

Kane meets Cesaro on the stage and shakes his head in approval shaking the hand of Cesaro looking back at Barrett in the ring.

Kane: Barrett you think that you and I are done. Well we’re not. You and I will be facing each other on the pre-show at Battleground.

Renee Young is up in the faces suite up in the grandstand.

Renee Young: I’m here with Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, WWE United States Champion, John Cena and the number one contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Dolph Ziggler. Now boys you have just been informed that all four of you plus Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens and Mark Henry will be summoned to the ring later tonight where Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will attempt to get you all to sign with RAW. All of you are obviously tossing up between RAW and Smackdown.

John Cena: You know what Renee all of us have spoken to both brands and have come up with the terms that we want to agree with. Both brands know and I guess we all know have to see what they come up with and decide from there.

Dean Ambrose: It all comes down to who you want to beat and the best way to get to the top. I have a beef with Cesaro right now and I need to take that into consideration.

Roman Reigns: The man that has been taking it out on me lately is Brock Lesnar and he is sitting on the other side of this arena. We will be in the ring later tonight together and there will be fireworks. But I need to look after myself first and then take care of business after that.

Renee Young: And Dolph you hold the key to Seth Rollins future as well. Should you win at Battleground he ends up taking your spot on the WWE roster that you sign for. That could mean that he leaves the Authority should you go to Smackdown.

Dolph Ziggler: I don’t care about Seth, I care about the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Very few people have held that belt and I want to be the next man to do so. Wherever I end up will be Seth ends up because I will be taking the gold.

Renee Young: Well there you go these four men will be in the ring later tonight with Kevin Owens, Mark Henry and Brock Lesnar opposite them.

Match Number Five: The Meta Powers vs. Blake and Murphy

The NXT Tag Team Champions win the match very quickly when Murphy nails a Running Brainbuster on Mandow which is followed by Blake nailing a Frog Splash for the win.

Winners: Blake and Murphy

Commercial Break

Match Number Six: Handicap Match – Seth Rollins and Kane vs. Adam Rose, Heath Slater and Zack Ryder.

Kane dominates the early going of the match before bringing in Seth Rollins to continue the beat down on all three men. Seth Rollins tries to hit the Pedigree on Adam Rose but Slater and Ryder run in to stop the action. Kane comes in and grabs both men by the throat and delivers a double chokeslam as Rollins hits the pedigree on Rose to get the win.

Winners: Kane and Seth Rollins

We go to the backstage area where Renee Young is with Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and Mark Henry.

Renee Young: I’m here with Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar and Mark Henry and in a few moments you will be heading into the ring to the Authority and the offers that they have put forward for you. What can we expect?

Kevin Owens: My mission is to stop the John Cena juggernaut. Wherever he goes I will go and I will be taking his United States Title with me at Battleground.

Paul Heyman: Well Renee, I must say that my client Brock Lesnar and I know what we want and until we get what want we will not be signing anywhere.

Mark Henry: For me it’s all about the pain and nothing else. If I can be given the free license to wreak pain and havoc on who I want then that will be the best for me.

Renee Young: Well there you go final words from three of the hottest free agents in WWE right now.

In the ring Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are standing with RAW clipboards in their hands the ring is set up with four tables, two chairs behind each table and a podium in the middle of the ring.

Stephanie McMahon: I would like to invite all seven of our special guests down to the ring.

All seven superstars make their way down to the ring with Paul Heyman joining Brock Lesnar. Roman and Dean sit at one table, Cena and Ziggler the next. Brock and Heyman are on the other side of the ring with Owens and Henry taking the final table.

Triple H: Alright so as you saw earlier in the night we here at RAW are only left with four contractual spots left available after signing the NXT Tag Team Champions, Blake and Murphy.

Stephanie McMahon: That means that only four of you seven gentlemen will be able to sign with us here on RAW.

Paul Heyman interrupts Stephanie McMahon.

Paul Heyman: My name is Paul Heyman and I am the advocate for the baddest man on the planet, the man who put the one in 22 and 1. His name is Brock Lesnar and he hails from Suplex City. He wants you to know that he is and always has been the hottest free agent in WWE History. When Brock burst onto the scene in 2002 both RAW and Smackdown wanted his services and today is no different. I have been speaking to Chris Jericho from Smackdown and he has come up with an amazing offer for my client to take up. But you see I am a business man and it would be stupid for me not to listen to your offer Hunter.

Triple H: Well Paul our offer is simple for Brock. Brock we want to make you apart of the Authority and along with that comes all the perks of being a member of the Authority. You get the jet, you get the money and you get to decide your matches. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.

Paul Heyman: Well Hunter that offer seems pretty fair to me Brock what do you think.

Brock Lesnar: I want Roman Reigns at Battleground.

Triple H: That can be arranged Brock, all you need to do is sign on the dotted line.

Triple H hands Brock the contract with a pen. Brock flicks through the contract. Paul Heyman puts his hand over the contract before Brock can sign. Paul shows Brock his phone before he answers it. Paul says some brief words to the person on the other end before hanging up.

Paul Heyman:
That was Chris Jericho he has upped his offer and included everything that Brock wanted. Looks like the Authority can’t get everything they want.

Paul Heyman tears up the contract before ushering Brock Lesnar out of the ring Brock tells Roman to look out at Battleground.

Stephanie McMahon: Ok so that doesn’t change anything for the Authority. We still know who we want and that is you John Cena. We want you and we know how hard you have worked and how much effort you have put into your career of being the face of the WWE. We respect that. We were the ones who gave you the month off from in ring action until Battleground before facing that man over there Kevin Owens.

Triple H:
John we know that you want to be the main man of WWE once again and we can give you the matches to do what it takes to get back to that level.

Kevin Owens interrupts Triple H.

Kevin Owens: You know what Hunter, you are saying what is wrong with John Cena and his ego. The WWE machine has constantly been producing the same garbage end result of John Cena being superman and overcoming the odds. He is on his way down the drain and come Battleground I will be the WWE United States Champion as well as the NXT Champion. No man in WWE history can ever say they have done that. You know what I will also take out John Cena whether it is at Battleground or after that. My mission here in the WWE is ruin the legacy of the super man John Cena.

John Cena: You done. Kevin at Elimination Chamber you managed to get the win at Money in the Bank the battle got the best of both of us. At Battleground in three weeks time the real Champ will stand up. I don’t care where I sign whether it be Smackdown or RAW. My legacy has and always will be strong whether it be here on Mondays or on Thursdays at Smackdown. I am only interested in looking after myself after I finish my career whenever that me.

Stephanie McMahon hands John Cena a contract. John Cena reads over it and points to one of the clauses.

John Cena: I like the looks of that clause right there.

John Cena signs the contract and shakes the hand of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

Kevin Owens: Bravo John you get a wish. But it looks like it’s just about to become your worst nightmare.

Kevin Owens snatches a contract off of the podium and signs it before thrusting it into the chest of Triple H.

Owens and Cena get nose to nose raising their respective titles as RAW goes to its final commercial break.

Commercial Break.

Back from the break we have only Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Roman Reigns and Mark Henry still in the ring with the Authority.

Stephanie McMahon: Then there were two contracts left to sign. Dean Ambrose, the lunatic fringe, that is what you like to call yourself. What would you like from us to be able to sign with RAW.

Dean Ambrose: I want your man Cesaro. He cost me the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Money in the Bank.

Triple H: That can be arranged.

Dean Ambrose: And I also want a rematch with Seth Rollins.

Stephanie McMahon: Sign the contract and the wish is yours.

Mark Henry: I’m not going to sit here and watch you fall into all these Superstars demands.

Roman Reigns: Sit back down Mark or I’ll knock you out right now.

Mark Henry and Roman Reigns go nose to nose with one another.

Dean Ambrose is in the background and he has the contract still in his hands. Dean Ambrose signs the contract and then takes the clipboard and hits Mark Henry in the head with it. Chaos starts and the Authority flee the ring. Roman, Dean and Dolph destroy the set and Mark Henry eventually after being hit by a Superman Punch, Dirty Deeds and the Zig Zag.

Roman and Dolph stand in the ring looking at the last unsigned contract left as Dean stands over Mark Henry with his contract.


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Discussion Starter · #11 ·

Smackdown Preview

Remaining Free Agents Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Mark Henry will be present to hear from Smackdown GM's Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho.

Ryback, The Big Show, The Miz and Neville will be involved in pick your poison matchups.

Lucha Dragons vs. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods

That and much more on the first Smackdown Exclusive Episode


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Discussion Starter · #12 ·

Smackdown opens with Chris Jericho standing in the middle of the ring.

Chris Jericho:
As you saw on RAW this past Monday the Authority managed to get Kevin Owens and John Cena to sign with RAW. But just before this happened I managed to make a very urgent phone call to Paul Heyman which allowed Smackdown to sign the Beast himself, Brock Lesnar.

The crowd pop at hearing Brock Lesnar’s name and start chanting Thank you Jericho.

Chris Jericho: Well tonight we have three men that are left to sign here in the front row.

The camera shows a shot of Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns sitting separately at ring side.

Chris Jericho: So tonight we hope to give you the spectacle that you deserve in order to sign with Smackdown. I have spoken with the four men that will be competing at Battleground for the Intercontinental Championship. We have decided that Neville and Ryback will be choosing the opponents for Big Show and the Miz and vice versa. Those four singles matches will be seen later on tonight. But before we get to those I must take everyone back to RAW where Triple H gave both Daniel Bryan and myself an idea on where our roster will be heading into the future.

A picture montage is shown showcasing the debut of Blake and Murphy.

Chris Jericho: Seeing these two NXT superstars appear and eventually sign with RAW has opened our eyes to explore the universe in order to fill our roster and you never know some of these new talent may be appearing tonight. So without further ado our opening contest will feature the WWE World Tag Team Champions, The New Day and the Lucha Dragons.

The Lucha Dragons music hits and they come down to the ring to the chants of the crowd.

Big E: Ooh Smackdown, you better not be sour and you better clap for the New Day, feel the power.

The New Day next make their way to the ring.

Big E starts a New Day Rocks chant and the crowd chant back New Day Suck.

Match Number One: The New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons

As the three men are about to get into the ring the Lucha Dragons do a double suicide dive over the top rope and take all three men out. The referee starts the match once Kofi and Sin Cara make it back into the ring. Sin Cara and Kalisto fly around the ring throughout the early part of the match as we go to the first break.

Commercial Break

Back from the break and Xavier Woods has the upper hand over Kalisto. Kalisto makes a small come back before Kofi gets tagged in and gets the advantage over Kalisto once again. Kalisto is cornered by the New Day. Kalisto hits a hurricanrana on Kofi to create some separation and get the hot tag to Sin Cara. Sin Cara hits an Enzuigiri on Kofi. He throws his body into Woods and he flies off the apron. Sin Cara climbs to the top rope but Big E manages to distract him by getting up on the apron. Kofi manages to hit a Trouble in Paradise following the distraction with Cara falling into the ring. Kofi pins Sin Cara and gets the three for the win.

Winners: New Day

We cross to the backstage area where The Miz and The Big Show are talking.

The Miz: I can’t believe that I got stuck with you again this week.

The Big Show: You better shut your mouth before I knock you out.

The Miz : Yeah t ough guy, you give me another chance and I will flatten you with my awesome Mizsault.

The Big Show: Please that move wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Miz: It seemed to do the damage to you at Money in the Bank.

Show has had enough of the Miz and shoves him away with a palm to the face.

Show: You just stay out of my way tonight and at Battleground I might just not knock you out to win the title.

Match Number Two: The Miz vs. ?????

The Miz makes his way down to the ring after his confrontation with the Big Show. The Miz is waiting for his opponent to come into the ring and when R-Truth’s music hits the Miz has a smile on his face. The bell rings and they go at it. Truth makes a comeback and Miz escapes out to the floor. Truth comes out after him and drops him before bringing it back in the ring. Miz kicks him as he comes back in and kicks him some more. Miz stomps away as the crowd boos. Truth comes right back with a tackle and fires away. Miz drops Truth for a two count. Truth fights out of a hold and kicks Miz as he charges in the corner. Truth ducks a clothesline and connects with clotheslines. Truth takes Miz down with a roll up for two. Truth with a front suplex and another two count. Miz counters a big kick and goes for a neckbreaker but Truth counters with a backslide for two. Miz connects with the backbreaker this time for a pin attempt. More back and forth with counters. Miz drops Truth on his head but this time Miz decides to climb the top rope and he nails the Mizsault. Miz gets the pin for the win.

Winner: The Miz

The Miz celebrates in the ring but he is confronted by the Big Show who has made his way into the middle of the ring. The Big Show just looks at the Miz and decides to deliver the KO punch knocking the Miz out. Big Show just kicks Miz out of the ring as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

Back from the break the Big Show is waiting in the ring as Ryback comes out.

Ryback: So Show, tonight it was my decision to pick your opponent. It wasn’t something very hard because everyone back stage wanted to take you down. So this was the man that I decided would do that for me.

Randy Orton’s music plays as he makes his way down to the ring.

Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Big Show

They lock up and Show sends Orton to the mat. Orton punches Show but Show with a punch to the midsection and he tries for the shhhh chop but Orton with a punch. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and punches Show but Show pushes him off and then hits a running shoulder tackle. Show with a head butt.

Show punches Orton in the midsection and then he is able to hit the shhhh chop and Orton crumbles to the mat. Show with a punch to the midsection but Orton with kicks. Show with a head butt. Show with another chop across the chest. Show with an Irish whip and running butt splash into the corner but Show’s attempt at the running shoulder tackle is thwarted by a drop kick from Orton. Show goes to the floor and he shows his frustration as we go to commercial.

We are back and Show works on the left arm. Orton punches Show but Show with a head butt to the arm. Show with a key lock on Orton. Orton with punches to the head but Show with a punch to the midsection and then he hits The Final Cut and gets a near fall. Show goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop but Orton rolls out of the way.

Orton punches Show in the head but Show gets Orton set up for the choke slam but Orton counters with a DDT and Orton gets a near fall. Show rolls to the floor but Orton follows and he connects with a double sledge to the back. Orton sends Show into the ring post and then Orton returns to the ring. Show grabs Orton by the throat as he returns to the ring but Orton drop Show on the top rope and Orton with a kick to the head and he goes for a deluxe IEDDT and he connects. Randy Orton tries to wake Big Show up and hit the RKO but Show manages to push him away and grab Orton by the throat. As Orton is lifted into the air he manages to counter into an RKO and he gets the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

The Miz managed to get back to his feet during the match. He looks at the fallen Big Show and takes advantage of this as he climbs up the top rope and delivers another Mizsault. Miz laughs in the Big Shows face as we go backstage.

Daniel Bryan is sitting in an office and is on his phone.

Bryan: I look forward to seeing you next week on Smackdown. Oh and for your debut how does a match with R-Truth sound. Awesome see you then.

The Wyatt Family members of Harper, Rowan and Dallas have made their way into the office and are standing in front of him.

Luke Harper: Brother Bray is glad you followed through with your promises to allow us to do what we want for the next 12 months.

Bo Dallas: Brother Bray has told us that he now holds the fate of the WWE in his hands.

Erick Rowan: No matter what, the Family has more power than you do Daniel.

Daniel Bryan: Well you may think that but at Battleground I have just booked a match for you three men. RAW have a pre show match and so do we. At Battleground it will be The Wyatt Family vs. The Lucha Dragons and R-Truth.

Luke Harper: Destruction will be brought to all those who are put in front of us and at Battleground the WWE Universe will bear witness.

The cameras come back to the ring.

Match Number Four: Summer Rae (w/ Cameron) vs. Naomi (w/ Tamina)

Naomi lands a double-foot Eat Defeat that only gets two right out of the gate. She hits Summer with leg drops and stomps for a two before throwing on a headlock. Summer Rae rolls her up out of nowhere for a two, but gets kicked for her troubles.

After an extended beat down, Summer guillotines Naomi, rolls into mount and doesn't pin Naomi for some reason. She lands a spin kick for two, but gets put in a stretch muffler and taps.

Winner: Naomi via submission.

Tamina gets into the ring and beats Summer Rae down with Naomi. Cameron tries to help Summer but Tamina assaults her as well. The girls are distracted by some unfamiliar theme music. Bayley, Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Sasha Banks hit the ring.

The Four Horsewomen stand around the ring as the four divas in the ring try to attack but the Four Horsewomen hit the ring and attack all four divas. The Four Horsewomen get control and it leads to Charlotte locked in the Figure Eight on Summer, Sasha locking in the Bank Statement on Naomi, Becky locked in the Disarm-Her on Tamina and Bayley delivered a thunderous Belly to Bayley to Cameron. The three divas were tapping out until they released the hold and they Four Horsewomen flashed Four Fingers up as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

Back from the break Neville’s music hits.

Match Number Five: Neville vs. ?????

Neville hits the ring when Tyler Breeze makes his debut to the WWE and comes down to the ring.

Neville tries to shake Breeze’s hand but he is preoccupied by his phone and ignores Neville. Neville drives Breeze into the corner where he hits his up-and-over handspring out of the corner, but Breeze meets him with a dropkick to the face on the other side of the ring; Breeze had control but Neville fought back a short time later with leg kicks and a huge flapjack for two.

Neville begins to wear Breeze down with kicks to the chest and hits a great looking running uppercut in the corner that rocks Breeze. Breeze manages to shove Neville out to the apron, but missed a triangle dropkick attempt. Neville reverses and dropkicks Breeze to ringside before following up with his flying tiger sault. Neville connected with a missile dropkick off the top rope for a two-count. Breeze stuns Neville with a jawbreaker and attempts a jumping hurricanrana, but Neville hoisted him back up and plants him with a sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall. Neville goes to the apron and feigns a springboard move, so Breeze misses the counter-dropkick that he was prepared to throw. Neville runs the ropes, but Breeze catches him with an awesome superkick out of nowhere and both guys collapse. Back on their feet, Breeze went for the Beauty Shot but Neville ducked it and catches him with an enziguiri. He catches Breeze with one more kick to the head in the corner and follows up with the Red Arrow for the pinfall.

Winner: Neville

Neville celebrates in the ring and gestures the title around his waist.

Backstage Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho are talking in their office when Paul Heyman enters with a big grin on his face. He shakes the hand of both men before he speaks.

Paul Heyman: So Mr. Jericho, Mr. Bryan, my client Brock Lesnar wants to ensure that everything with his contract is coming to fruition and the promises that were made when he signed his contract come true.

Daniel Bryan: Well Paul, you’ll be happy to know that everything is in place for Brock to make his return to Smackdown in over ten years.

Paul Heyman: And his scheduled match with Roman Reigns.

Chris Jericho: Well the only thing we need to do is have Roman sign with us here on Smackdown and then all will be fine.

Paul Heyman: Are you telling me that hasn’t happened yet.

Daniel Bryan : Well, we we re just going over some of the finer details with him before you came in.

Paul Heyman: Well don’t let me stand in your way you better get that done.

Chris Jericho: Oh, I can personally guarantee that you will hear from us once the match is official.

Paul Heyman: I certainly hope so.

All three men stare off as we go back to the ring

Ryback makes his way into the ring with the IC Title around his waist.

The Big Show appears on the stage with a mic.

The Big Show: Tonight may not have been my night but at Battleground when I take that belt away from you I can guarantee then you will not be in for a good night at all when I knock you out. But onto tonight your opponent was something that I needed to think about. What would be the best way to make you suffer? I looked all around the backstage area when a certain individual caught my eye. This individual is someone I have plenty of history with. This man actually just signed his Smackdown contract. So here comes the pain.

All of a sudden Mark Henry attacks Ryback from behind. The Big Show makes his way to ringside.

Main Event: Ryback vs. Mark Henry

Henry eventually lets up on his attack as Ryback gets back to his feet where they lock up, and Ryback powers him to the corner. Ryback taunts him, and they lock up again. Ryback applies a hammerlock, but Henry elbows him in the face before clotheslining him down. Henry taunts Ryback before stomping him. Henry head-butts him before sending him into the ropes. Ryback ducks a clothesline and shoulder blocks him out of the ring. Ryback clubs Henry a few times as Big Show roots for Henry. Henry powers Ryback into the apron before sending him into the barricade. Mark Henry tosses Ryback into the Big Show and that is where the chaos begins. Big Show gets involved in the match and causes the DQ.

Winner: Ryback via DQ

Big Show assaults Ryback in the ring until Neville runs down and tries to help. He hits a drop kick to the back of Big Show that sends Big Show through the ropes to the outside. The Miz has snuck in behind Neville where he hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Ryback comes back out of the corner with a huge Meathook on Miz. The Big Show by now is on the ramp as Ryback delivers a Shell Shock to The Miz staring at Show as Smackdown closes.


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Battleground Card

Steel Cage Match

Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler

Last Man Standing

John Cena vs. Kevin Owens

Fatal Four Way

Ryback vs. Neville vs. The Miz vs. The Big Show

Five Team Gauntlet Match

New Day vs. The Prime Time Players vs. The Ascension vs. Los Matadores vs. Blake and Murphy

Pre Show

Kane vs. Wade Barrett

Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Bo Dallas vs. Lucha Dragons and R - Truth

Card Subject to Change


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John Cena starts the show in the ring where he has a mic.

John Cena: Welcome to Monday Night RAW. It’s great to finally have sorted out my contract and having decided to sign with RAW, I’ve had a few fans come up to me asking why did I sign with the Authority after they have tried to screw with me for so long.

The crowd give a mixed reaction.

John Cena: Now I know that the Authority and I have never really seen eye to eye and the relationship between Daniel and Jericho and myself has been hot and cold over the years but that was one of the reasons I wanted to sign with them. However, as many of you are aware I have been around this business and industry for close to 15 years. So when the Authority came forward and offered me something that was going to allow me to look after myself going forward I couldn’t say no.

The crowd start to boo Cena and chanting “you sold out”

John Cena : No, I am not Seth Rollins and no I didn’t sell myself out. I signed the contract that allows me to ….

Kevin Owens music hits and he appears on the stage with his NXT Title draped over his shoulder.

Kevin Owens:
Now John, I don’t want to hear you talk. No one here wants to hear you talk about why you signed here or there. That doesn’t matter now. All that matters is that at Battleground in two weeks I will cripple you and that contract of yours will have to be torn up because you won’t be able to walk.

Kevin Owens has now made his way into the middle of the ring and is face to face with Cena.

Owens: At Battleground that gold will be mine and the fans will need to make sure their cameras are ready because that will be the last time they will see you John.

Cena: You done Kevin. Nobody thinks that I can beat you. Everyone has been saying that I can’t beat you but I’m not going to be just rolling over and handing you the title. If it was up to me Kevin I would kick your arse right now and you will never be seen again. However I can’t compete until Battleground so instead I have chosen your opponent for tonight. Oh and that match starts now.

Kevin Owens swings around as Zack Ryder’s music starts to play and he makes his way down to the ring.

Match Number One: Kevin Owens vs. Zack Ryde r

The match begins with Owens taking it to Ryder. Ryder hits Owens with an elbow in the centre of the ring. The match then heads outside the ring as Owens rolls out. Ryder and Owens scuffle on the floor and both men re-enter the ring. Owens off the ropes is hit by a dropkick from Ryder off the top rope. Owens is up and catches Ryder. He throws Ryder into the ropes and hits him with the Pop Up Powerbomb. 1…2…3.

Winner: Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens stares at John Cena who stayed at ringside as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

We are back from the break and we are backstage with Dean Ambrose and Renee Young.

Renee Young: Dean, congratulations on signing your contract with RAW. Clearly one of the main reasons that allowed you to sign with RAW was a match up with Cesaro at Battleground. Earlier today it seems that Cesaro has agreed to facing you in that matchup which obviously makes you happy.

Dean Ambrose: Renee, Cesaro cost me the gold and now at Battleground, I’m going to remind him why he and no one else will be wanting to step into the ring with the lunatic fringe.

Renee Young: Well later on tonight Cesaro faces Barrett who has been having some problems with the Authority lately as well. Will you be watching that match closely?

Dean Ambrose: Renee, I might have to take a special look at that match.

Ambrose walks away with a crazed look on his face.

Match Number Two: Sheamus vs. Curtis Axel w/ Macho Mandow

They circle the ring and lock up. They tussle around the ring until Sheamus hits him with a headlock takeover. Axel gets up and powers him against the ropes. Axel clubs him before Sheamus comes back with a back elbow. Sheamus drops a knee for a one count. Sheamus gives him an uppercut before putting him in the corner. Sheamus has a whip reversed, and Axel kicks him in the midsection before kneeing him in the face for a one count. Axel stomps away at him before Sheamus comes back with some right hands. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Axel takes him down with a nice dropkick. Axel stomps him in the corner before getting caught with a rolling fireman’s carry. Sheamus hits him with a high knee in the corner before going to the top rope. Axel knocks him down on the top rope and hits a nasty looking neck breaker off the top rope for a near fall. Axel goes for a Perfect-Plex, but Sheamus counters into a White Noise attempt. Axel gets out, and Sheamus catches him with the Brogue Kick for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

Sheamus rolls out of the ring and Mandow rolls in to check on Axel. Sheamus turns around and notices this. Sheamus runs in and attacks Mandow.

Sheamus punches him before hitting the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, except he hits like 16 shots this time. Sheamus sets up in the corner and connects with the Brogue Kick.

Backstage the Bella Twins are talking.

Nikki: Tonight I want you at ring side Brie to ensure that Amazon, Natalya doesn’t get involved in the match.

Brie: Don’t you worry Nikki I’ll be at ring side. Just take that bimbo Emma out. She has no business with us here in the top part of the Divas division.

Nikki: Once I beat Emma tonight, I want to get my rematch with Paige for the Divas Title.

Brie: Let’s do this.

The two divas head to the ring as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break.

Match Number Three: Emma vs. Nikki Bella

They lock up, and Nikki takes her down. Nikki sends her into the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Emma punches her back, but Nikki quickly comes back with a spine buster for a two count. Nikki applies a hammerlock and slams her on the arm for a two count. Nikki applies a surfboard stretch, but Emma elbows her back. Emma hits a pair of clotheslines before ducking one and hitting a running cross-body block. Nikki reverses a whip into the corner, but she misses an avalanche.

Natalya’s music starts to play which distracts Nikki and Brie. Nikki yells at Brie to try and get to her before she gets to the ring. Brie goes backstage looking for Natalya. Natalya however comes out from under the ring and attacks Nikki from behind. The ref sees this and calls for the bell.

Winner: Nikki Bella by DQ.

Natalya and Emma continue a double team assault on Nikki. Natalya locks Nikki in the Sharpshooter as Emma puts Nikki in the cross face as we go backstage.

We are in the office of the Authority and Seth Rollins is with Kane.

Seth Rollins: Tonight we face the Prime Time Players and I know that Dolph Ziggler is going to be watching me and King Barrett will be watching you. We need to make sure we focus on getting the result we want and making sure we don’t take any hits before Battleground.

Kane: Tonight we will destroy the Prime Time Players and take all the momentum going into Battleground in two weeks,

Seth Rollins: As long as you look after me in that ring tonight the WWE World Heavyweight Title will be able to stay around my waist.

Kane: Hold it there Rollins; I’m here to win the match you have to defend the title on your own. Whether I help you tonight or not won’t have an impact at Battleground.

Both men stare at each other as we go to the ring.

Match Number Four: Cesaro vs. King Barrett

The bell rings, and Cesaro dropkicks Barrett before giving him an uppercut. Cesaro punches away at him in the corner before having a whip reversed to the opposite corner. Barrett connects with a backbreaker before choking him on the ropes. Barrett knees away at him while in the ropes. Barrett then big boots him to the floor. Barrett goes to grab him, but Cesaro drops him on the barricade before giving him an uppercut. Cesaro throws him into the ring and connects with an axe handle off the top rope for a two count. Cesaro works on the surgically repaired shoulder. Barrett tries to get out, but Cesaro gives him a German Suplex. Cesaro goes for another one, but Barrett elbows out. Barrett then runs into a clothesline. Cesaro taunts Barrett as he punches away at him. Cesaro sends him into the ropes, but Barrett ducks a clothesline and kicks him. Barrett kicks him in the head for a near fall. Barrett goes for a pump-handle slam, but Cesaro slides off and starts the Cesaro Swing before transitioning into a single leg crab. Barrett gets to the bottom rope, but Cesaro drags him back into the ring. Barrett quickly punches him and connects with the Bull Hammer for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: King Barrett

Cesaro gets back to his feet and he is met by a huge roar from the crowd. Cesaro is looking around and as he turns around he is hit in the stomach by a Singapore Cane. Ambrose is in the ring going nuts with a Singapore Cane on Cesaro. Barrett is still in the ring and he has also been met by the Cane by Ambrose and the crowd are going nuts. Ambrose stands tall in the middle of the ring with the Cane in his mouth as we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

In the ring Blake and Murphy are together with their manager from NXT Alexa Bliss.

Alexa Bliss: Murphy and Blake are here to stay on RAW. You see last week against the Meta Powers everyone thought it was a big fluke. Now at Battleground in two weeks everyone will see why these two men are the NXT Tag Team Champions. We are open to any challenge for either these belts or the belts that these two will win at Battleground.

Los Matadores music hits and both men make their way to the ring with El Torito accompanying them.

Match Number Five: Los Matadores w/ El Torito vs. Blake and Murphy w/ Alexa Bliss.

Fernando and Blake to start. The action breaks down early and the Los Matadores clear Blake and Murphy from the ring. Big moonsault from Fernando to the outside to take the NXT champions down as a pair. Blake tags in, holds the ropes open for Murphy to send Fernando through them, and then takes it to Fernando in the ring. Blake wears Fernando down with holds. Fernando turns a wheelbarrow into a schoolboy for two.

Now it is Murphy with a chinlock. A handful of tights keeps Fernando away from the corner, but Fernando escapes and makes the tag. Hot tag action from Diego. Enziguiri drops Diego, then Blake with a distraction and there is interference behind the ref's back. Brain buster from Murphy and a frog splash from Blake ends it.

Winners: Blake and Murphy

Murphy and Blake pose in the ring with their NXT Tag Titles as we head backstage where Triple H is in his office with Dolph Ziggler.

Triple H: Dolph it has come to my attention that you still need to sign a contract as does Roman Reigns. We want you Dolph.

Dolph Ziggler: Why should I sign with RAW and more particularly the Authority. You have taken me out on multiple occasions and even fired me I am just giving you the right of reply to offer me a contract.

Triple H: Well I can respect that Dolph and also I honestly don’t expect you to just forgive myself or the Authority for the past. But I would say that you have had problems with Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho and realistically they have been as responsible as the Authority for holding you down.

Ziggler: That is true.

Triple H: Wasn’t it Chris Jericho that stood in the middle of the ring and said that you had no talent.

Ziggler: He was.

Triple H: And didn’t Daniel Bryan knock you back to face one on one at Wrestlemania this year only to beat you in the Intercontinental Title Ladder Match.

That’s true.

Triple H: These two men don’t care about you and they don’t know what is needed to make a superstar out of the talent that you have.

Ziggler: I must say you do have a point.

Triple H: Well here is our offer for you Dolph, take a look over it and sign it.

Ziggler: Thanks Hunter. But I need to think about it.

Dolph walks out with the contract in his hands.

Main Event: Seth Rollins and Kane vs. Prime Time Players

Kane and Darren Young start the match, but Seth Rollins quickly gets the blind tag. Young whips Kane out of the ring and levels Rollins with a spinning elbow shot. Young whips Rollins to the corner and makes the tag to Titus O’Neil. Kane rushes into the ring and tries to make the save, but O’Neil and Young connect with a double clothesline to knock him back out of the ring. Young gets the tag, but the distraction from Kane allows Rollins to regain control and make the tag to Kane. Kane whips Young out of the ring, drapes him across the ring apron, and connects with a stiff knee shot to the chest. As we go to commercial.

Commercial Break

As we return from the break Kane has rolled Young back into the middle of the ring and makes the tag to Rollins. Rollins charges at Young, but Young catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex. Young tries to make the tag to O’Neil, but Rollins makes the tag to Kane first. Kane pulls Young back to the Authority’s corner and makes the quick tag back to Rollins. Young escapes and FINALLY makes the tag to O’Neil. O’Neil goes for a fall away slam, but Rollins lands on his feet and connect with a kick to the head. Young tries to prevent Kane from entering the ring, but the referee tries to get Young back out of the ring. Young’s inadvertent distraction of the referee allows Kane to Chokesalm O’Neil. Rollins covers O’Neil and gets the three count.

Winners: Seth Rollins and Kane.

Seth Rollins and Kane celebrate with the Authority in the middle of the ring as we close out the show.

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