Location: Cleveland, OH at the Quicken Loans
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Samoa Joe is in the ring and he says you have all heard of The Shield. One of the most dominant forces in the WWE. Men who beat down everyone in their path. When the Hounds of Justice smelled weakness, they pounce like rabid dogs. Joe says he has seen the Shield up close and he is not impressed. Joe says he is not impressed at the man whose leg he snapped on his first night, Seth Rollins. Joe says he is not impressed with the man who has done everything in his power to avoid him, the human cockroach Dean Ambrose. He is not impressed with the man he put to sleep time after time in the ring, Roman Reigns.
Joe says he has come out to finish what he started with Roman Reigns even though he is facing Dean Ambrose tonight. Joe says he does not want Roman to bring out his lap dogs, just Roman.
Seth and Dean are watching on the monitor and Seth tells Dean to get Roman.
Joe says he can understand the hesitation because he has been told that he is an intimidating figure. Do you remember when he threw you down and choked you out? Joe says he remembers it so well. If it wasn’t for that silly bastard Jason Jordan, he would have removed Roman from the planet. Joe says if it wasn’t for him, Seth and Dean would be tag team champions. They are not champions because of him and there is nothing you can do about it.
Joe tells Roman if he has a problem with what he says, come out. Joe says he does not need anyone. He does not need Sheamus and Cesaro. If it wasn’t for the Shield, you would be nothing. If you have a problem with that, feel free to come to the ring and prove him wrong.
Roman has joined Seth and Dean watching on the monitor and he says that he’s got it.
Roman’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he is alone.
Roman and Joe exchange punches and Roman with the advantage and he kicks Joe in the corner. Sheamus and Cesaro come through the crowd and Roman stops them but Joe is able to apply the Kokina Clutch. Rollins and Ambrose come out and while they fight on the floor, Joe continues to choke out Joe. Dean goes into the ring and Sheamus hits Dean from behind. Rollins tries to protect Roman but Joe and Sheamus attack Rollins. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a spike White Noise.
Joe with a uranage to Ambrose to put him next to his partners on the mat.
We go to commercial.
Paige says that she got to squash a boss in her first match back last week. The Absolution Train is about to run through two more projects. Mandy says they demand the spotlight and they will continue to purge the division of the feeble and unworthy. Sonya says it is time to put your hair up and square up because Absolution is a symphony of carnage and the music is going to start. Paige says Absolution is the future and this is her house.
Bayley and Mickie James (with Sasha Banks) versus Mandy Rose and Paige (with Sonya Deville)
Bayley with a Thesz Press on Mandy and then Paige tags in and she punches Bayley. Bayley with punches and Mickie tags in and they go for a double suplex but Mandy makes the save. Mickie and Bayley kick Paige and Mandy. They go to the floor and Mickie and Bayley go to the apron. Bayley takes care of Mandy while Mickie takes care of Paige.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mandy with a reverse chin lock on Bayley. Bayley with elbows and a snap mare followed by a corkscrew elbow to the back and a sliding clothesline. Bayley with an elbow drop and she gets a near fall. Mandy with a jumping knee to the head and she gets a near fall. Mandy kicks Bayley in the corner and Paige tags in and she connects with knees in the ropes. Paige with a knee to the head and she gets a near fall. Bayley with a forearm but Paige with a kick.
Paige with a head butt and then she brings Mickie into the ring to allow for a double team. Paige with another knee and she gets a near fall. Paige returns to the apron for knees but Bayley blocks Paige and sends Paige face first into the apron. Paige stops Bayley for a moment but Mickie and Mandy tag in and Mickie with clotheslines and a flying forearm. Mickie with a back elbow to Paige on the apron followed by kicks to Mandy and a flying forearm.
Mandy sends Mickie into the turnbuckles but Mickie with a flapjack. Sonya gets on the apron and Mickie kicks her to the floor. Mickie goes up top and hits a seated splash but Paige breaks it up. Mickie sets for a DDT but Paige with a round kick when the referee deals with Bayley and Mandy gets the three count.
Winners: Mandy Rose and Paige
Bray Wyatt appears and he tells us that he is here.
Matt Hardy also shows up and he tells us that he is WOKEN!!!
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bray Wyatt says it has always been darkness versus light, good versus evil. It is his favorite game. Matt says the Great War has perpetuated for eons over space and time and it continues on the battlefield known as WWE. Bray says Matt Hardy is now woken, the yin to his yang and he has been waiting for him. Matt says his woken wisdom and broken brilliance will inform the masses. Bray calls Matt a golden calf and Matt laughs. Bray says Matt’s words mean nothing. Matt says that their paths have crossed in the past. He says Sister Abigail had an addiction to evil.
Bray asks why follow a jester when you can walk in the foot steps of a king. Choose wisely because only one can survive. Matt says the Woken Warriors are preparing for battle against Wyatt and they will DELETE.
Bray and Matt both laugh as we go back and forth until Bray stops and Matt continues.
We take a look at Enzo’s pep talk from last week and Drew Gulak moving one step closer to being the Power Point Presentation Showing Cruiserweight Champion. We also see what happened between Nia Jax and Enzo Amore.