“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome everyone to tonight's edition of Monday Night Raw. We begin tonight's show with the arrival of The Shield. Dean Ambrose will be defending the United States Championship in a 20 man over the top battle royal.
United States Championship Battle Royal
Everyone starts brawling to start the match out. Ryder tries to eliminate Ziggler but he hangs on. Big Show with a big chop to Swagger in the corner. Ziggler and Kofi try eliminating Ryback but he doesn't hit the floor. Big Show eliminates Xavier Woods. Big Show with a big chop to Fandango in the corner. Sin Cara is set on the apron by Ryback. Ryder is now eliminated. Mark Henry eliminates R-Truth. Sheamus tries to eliminate Goldust but he hangs on to the apron. Ziggler jumps on the back of Big Show and tries a sleeper, but Big Show tosses him down. Sin Cara dumps Santino over the top, but he lands on the apron and slides back in. Santino and Sin Cara now working together to try to eliminate Titus O'Neal, but he hangs on. Big Show eliminates Titus O'Neal. Big Show gorilla presses Sin Cara and tosses him to the floor. Goldust and Ambrose try to eliminate Axel, but Axel is able to hang on. Sheamus hangs Sandow in the ropes and hits his 10 clubbing blows. Slater tries to attack Sheamus from behind, but Sheamus moves and Sandow gets knocked to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, the battle royal is still going on. Half of the superstars are attacking Big Show, but he powers out and starts laying waste to everyone. Big Show and Mark Henry are the 2 standing in the middle of the ring now. They trade blows, but Big Show plants him with a choke slam. Sheamus comes out of nowhere with a brogue kick. Everyone in the ring eliminates Big Show. They go over to Mark Henry and eliminate him. Fandango tries to eliminate Kofi Kingston, but Kofi hangs on. Ambrose eliminates Kofi by kicking him off the apron. Ambrose also eliminates Fandango. Goldust goes for the 10 punches in the corner to Axel, but Ryback comes from behind and eliminates Goldust. Ryback also eliminates Cody. Santino hits Ziggler on the apron with the cobra and he is eliminated. Axel hits Santino with a forearm and he is now eliminated. Rybaxel, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, and Dean Ambrose are the 5 men left. Rybaxel works on Sheamus in the corner and Swagger works on Ambrose. Sheamus hits the rolling senton on Ryback. He goes for the brogue kick on Ryback, but Ryback catches him with a big powerbomb. Ambrose all over Ryback now with big right hands. Ambrose turns around and starts landing right hands on Axel. Rybaxel now all over Ambrose with the double team. Rybaxel tries to eliminate Ambrose, but Ambrose hangs on the apron. Ambrose hits a back body drop to Axel over the top and he is eliminated. Ambrose and Ryback trade right hands on the apron. Ambrose lands a big right hand and drop kicks the legs of Ryback to eliminate him. Swagger attacks Ambrose and tries to dump him over the top, but Ambrose fights off and eliminates Swagger. Sheamus comes out of nowhere and hits a brogue kick on Ambrose. Sheamus dumps Ambrose over the top to the floor. Sheamus is the new United States Champion.
Winner and New United States Champion - Sheamus
After the match, Triple H makes his way out to the stage while The Shield are in the ring. Triple H says that last night Evolution and The Shield went to war. He said that last night, all 3 of them were extremely lucky. He says that since Ambrose lost the championship, their luck is running out. He says that tonight, The Shield will be in 6 man tag team action against The Wyatt Family.
Back on Raw, the announcers show us the ending of the battle royal and what transpired between The Shield and Triple H.
We go to the back where Renee Young is with Sheamus. She asks him how he feels. Sheamus says that since he came back from injury, things haven't went according to plan. He says it's all about watching and waiting. He said tonight was the perfect time for him to step back into glory. Sheamus tells Dean Ambrose "no hard feelings fella."