We come back from the break to see Zayn trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial break, Owens gave him a front suplex onto the top rope. Zayn fights up from the chin lock, but Owens viciously takes him down. Owens goes for a senton splash, but Zayn gets the knees up. Owens charges him, but Zayn pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Zayn gets pumped up and wipes him out with a diving summersault plancha! Zayn gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Owens cuts him off and chops the chest. Owens goes for a superplex, but Zayn blocks it. Zayn clubs the back and pushes him off. Zayn jumps over him as he charges and turns into a superkick. Owens picks up a near fall for that. Owens can’t believe it. Owens goes for a package powerbomb, but Zayn fights it and kills him with a half nelson suplex that spikes him on his head. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, but Owens counters with a superkick. Owens goes for the Pop-up Powerbomb, but Zayn counters into a roll-up for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sami Zayn
Match Rating: **
Zayn celebrates on the ramp and kneels down in exhaustion. Owens runs him over with a running boot. Owens grabs him and sets up for a powerbomb off the stage, but Zayn fights it and takes him down. Zayn punches away at him. Referees run out to separate both men. They hold them back as they keep trying to fight.
Tonight’s main event will see Roman Reigns take on Seth Rollins with the winner facing Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground.
We come back from the break to see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn continuing to brawl backstage. Owens sends him into some crates. Referees hold Owens back, so Zayn leaps onto some crates and dives onto Owens and the security guards. They eventually get pulled apart.
Michael Cole says maybe it would be best if they were drafted to separate shows. They show some of the press they got for that.
John Laurinaitis’ music hits, and he comes out to a light reaction wearing a bright red suit and white shoes. Laurinaitis reminds the crowd who he is and mentions he was the #1 General Manager of RAW and Smackdown. You can see him on the WWE Network. The first live Smackdown on July 19 will feature the WWE Draft. Shane McMahon comes out. Laurinaitis says he’s talking to his WWE Universe. Shane asks what he’s doing out here. Laurinaitis says he’s talking to his WWE Universe and the people in the arena because Big Johnny is throwing his name in the hat to run Smackdown. Shane says that’ll never happen. We won’t have a corporate “yes man” running the show. This will be someone from the New Era that will represent change. It won’t be Laurinaitis or Stephanie. It’ll be him, Shane McMahon. Laurinaitis says Shane can run Smackdown (he runs to the RAW podium) and says he’ll run RAW. Shane says he’s embarrassing himself and sends him off. Laurinaitis screams, “People power” into the microphone and runs off.
The music of Big Cass and Enzo Amore hits, and Shane greets them as they come out to a massive pop. Shane shows off his shoes and does the Shane O’Mac shuffle with Enzo. Enzo does his usual shtick as the crowd loudly chants along with him. Enzo says “Johnny Laryngitis” coughing into the microphone. It sounded like pure manure. Enzo says if he had a dime for every time Johnny Laryngitis opened his mouth and said something relevant… he’d have ZERO DIMES. Big Cass says Big Johnny may have been an ace in his day, but he’s a jack now in the New Era. There’s only one word to describe him: S-A-W-F-T! They’ll face The Vaudevillains, next.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains
A replay is shown of Enzo Amore’s concussion from WWE Payback. This was in a match against The Vaudevillains.
Enzo will start against Aiden English. They lock up, and Enzo applies a side headlock. English tries to whip him off, but Enzo takes him down. English fights out and punches him down. English stomps away at him before punching him down. English says, “This is what a man does!” Simon Gotch is tagged in, and he chops the back before punching him down with English. Gotch gets a two count. English tags back in. Gotch drops an elbow, and English picks up a two count. English takes him down and taunts the crowd. English digs his knee into his face and tags Gotch back in. Gotch stomps him and stretches him a bit. Gotch sends him into the corner, but Enzo catches him with a reverse STO into the turnbuckle.
Big Cass is tagged in, and he runs over English before splashing Gotch in the corner. Big Cass body slams him and hits the Empire Elbow. Big Cass big boots Gotch off the apron and splashes English. Big Cass connects with a fall-away slam on English and tags in Enzo. Enzo splashes English off Big Cass’ shoulders in a move they’re calling Bada-Boom Shakalaka for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Match Rating: *
We’ll hear from AJ Styles, next.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring smiling as the crowd gives him a nice hand. He’ll be on the Stone Cold Podcast immediately following RAW. Still photos are shown of John Cena having AJ Styles beat last night, but the referee was down. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows ran down to give Cena the Magic Killer before putting Styles on top of him to get him the win. The Club was banned from ringside. Styles stands in the ring and the crowd begins booing him. The crowd then starts chanting his name. Styles says they seem pretty happy. He wishes he could be the same. He should be happy. He’s envisioned this for years and it became a reality. This dream match between himself and John Cena was tainted by two guys that were supposed to be more than brothers to him. Styles loudly says he beat John Cena, which draws a mixed response from the crowd. It didn’t go down the way he dreamt it would. Gallows and Anderson had no business in his business. If The Club is going to continue together, he’s going to have those guys come out and give him a public apology. Styles calls them out and demands an apology.