Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 (USA Network)
Location: The Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Results by Matt Boone
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Kick Off RAW
The Monday, June 22, 2015 edition of WWE RAW kicks off with The Beast Incarnate himself, along with his advocate, as Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the ring.
Heyman, as Lesnar’s typical spokesperson, addresses what transpired last week when the duo returned to WWE RAW.
From there, Heyman turns his attention to the announce team, where Lesnar exits the ring to head to. Lesnar starts with JBL. He shakes JBL’s hand. Now he turns his focus to Michael Cole.
Lesnar approaches an apprehensive Cole, who has his head down in shame and fear. Lesnar extends his hand to Cole. Lesnar grabs Cole in a headlock and gives him a noogie. He sits Cole down and pats his head like a dog as the fans cheer wildly, before Lesnar re-enters the ring.
Heyman says that after what Lesnar just did with the announcers, his client has fulfilled the terms of his return, which was to apologize to them. Heyman says on their behalf that they accept Lesnar’s apology.
From there, Heyman turns his attention to Lesnar’s next victim — WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. Heyman goes on to talk about some of Rollins’ accomplishments, including sneaking his way into becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion by cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase during Lesnar’s match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
Heyman warns Rollins that he has an all-expense paid, one-way ticket to “Suplex City …bitch!” The crowd pops huge for that. Heyman says the WWE Universe is dieing for someone to beat Rollins. Heyman promises that Lesnar will do exactly that.
Lesnar’s music hits as he and his advocate — Heyman — exit the ring and head up the ramp and to the backstage area. On that note, we head to our first mid-match commercial break of the evening.
Dean Ambrose vs. Kane
When we return from our first commercial break of the evening, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose makes his way out to the ring. Out next is his opponent in this one-on-one contest, Kane.
The bells sounds and here we go with our first match of the evening. Early on, the bigger and stronger Kane uses his power to dominate the former Shield member until eventually the speed game becomes a factor and “The Lunatic Fringe” takes over control of the offense.
Ambrose knocks Kane out to the floor and once back in the ring, hits a big leg-drop off the top rope while Kane is hanging over the middle rope, ala Rampage being knocked out by Wanderlei Silva in their second PRIDE fight. MY apologies for the non-universal reference.
“The Lunatic Fringe” continues to go to work on the big red monster as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
We’re back from the break and while Ambrose is still delivering some offensive punishment, it doesn’t take long before Kane takes control of the action.
Kane delivers some additional punishment until Ambrose starts taking over control of the match. As Ambrose sets Kane up for his “Dirty Deeds” finishing move, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins’ theme music hits to cause the distraction to Ambrose.
Ultimately, this leads to Kane hitting Ambrose with a chokeslam. 1-2-3. Kane wins. After the match, we head to our next commercial break of the evening.
Backstage: Kane & Seth Rollins
Backstage, Seth Rollins catches up to Kane, who he just helped win by causing the distraction for Ambrose. He tells them they work well together and they should get the band back together. Kane says Rollins is just sucking up to him because Brock Lesnar is back and he needs Kane’s help.
Roman Reigns-Bray Wyatt Feud Recap
After we see highlights of the recent happenings between Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns, including clips from RAW and SmackDown last week, we return live on RAW where Michael Cole promotes Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt for the upcoming WWE Battleground pay-per-view.
The Prime Time Players vs. The Ascension
After the Reigns-Wyatt video package, the WWE Tag-Team Champions, The Prime Time Players — Titus O’Neil and Darren Young — make their way to the ring. Cole informs us on commentary that The Prime Time Players will be in action next on RAW. With that said, we head to another commercial break.
We’re back from the commercial and the PTP’s opponents — The Ascension — are out for our next tag-team contest of the evening. Prior to the start of the match, we see highlights of Titus O’Neil winning the “Father of the Year” award.
Back in the ring, The Ascension remains in control of the offense against the WWE Tag-Team Champions. Meanwhile, we see the former WWE Tag-Team Champions — The New Day — watching the action from a monitor backstage.
Finally, O’Neil and Young start making their comeback. Young ends up hitting his finishing move on one of The Ascension members and scores the pinfall, picking up the victory for the PTP. Backstage, we see The New Day watching from the monitors still.
Winners: The Prime Time Players
Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns
As soon as the tag match concludes, before The Prime Time Players or The Ascension can even leave the ring, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus’ theme music hits. Out comes “Mr. Money In The Bank.”
Sheamus will be in one-on-one action against Roman Reigns next here on WWE Monday Night RAW. On that note, we head to another commercial break.
When we return from the break, Roman Reigns’ theme music hits and as usual, he makes his way down to the ring through the crowd.
The bell sounds and here we go. Early on, Reigns gets in some offense, but it isn’t long before Mr. Money In The Bank takes over the match. Sheamus is dominating Reigns now as we head to a mid-match commercial.
We’re back from commercial and the first thing we see is Reigns trying to fight back until out of nowhere, Sheamus hits a huge counter-clothesline that sends Reigns crashing out to the floor outside the ring.
On the floor, Sheamus slams Reigns into the barricade near the timekeepers area. Sheamus rolls Reigns back into the ring and continues to deliver punishment to the former Shield member.
As the action continues and Reigns finally starts to fight his way back into the contest, suddenly, we see Roman Reigns appear on the titan tron with a bunch of candles having a tea party with someone off-camera.