One night after a historic Night of Champions, the 1113th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the FedExForum in the hometown of Jerry “The King” Lawler, Memphis, TN. At Night of Champions, the much-anticipated rematch between John Cena and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar delivered on the hype as, throughout the match, John Cena stepped up his game, taking it to “The Beast” and coming within seconds of winning the title on multiple occasions, but just when a fourth Attitude Adjustment was sure to seal Brock Lesnar’s fate, an opportunistic Seth Rollins rushed the ring, attacking John Cena with the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase, ending the epic rematch in a disqualification. With the title match concluded, Seth Rollins’ plan became clear as, after planting a weakened Brock Lesnar with the Curb Stomp, Rollins attempted to cash in his Money-in-the-Bank contract, but John Cena would ensure that did not happen as Cena attacks “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank”, sending Seth Rollins running for higher ground before Cena turns right around into the F-5 by Brock Lesnar. Through all of this, the fact still remains that, no matter how it happened, Brock Lesnar is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. What will John Cena have to say about Seth Rollins costing him the title? Will Brock Lesnar be on RAW to respond to what happened at Night of Champions?
With Roman Reigns out of action for an undetermined amount of time following an emergency hernia surgery on Saturday, Seth Rollins would disparage his former “brother” at Night of Champions, making a referee raise his hand in victory for his originally scheduled match against Roman Reigns. “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” then laid out an open challenge for any Superstar to face him in an impromptu match, but Seth Rollins got more than he bargained for with the return of Dean Ambrose. Appearing for the first time since Seth Rollins crushed Dean Ambrose’s skull through a stack of cinder blocks a month ago, “The Lunatic Fringe” was out for vengeance as Ambrose would brawl with Rollins throughout the arena before The Authority brought out a slew of security and agents, who were literally forced to tie Dean Ambrose’s hands behind his back and carry him out of the arena to stop his assault on Seth Rollins! One night removed from Dean Ambrose’s surprise return, The Authority is expected to address the Ambrose situation on RAW. What will Triple H & Stephanie McMahon have in store for Dean Ambrose? What could be worse than what The Authority has already done to Dean Ambrose in the past?
Night of Champions was also a night of new champions as three out of the five championships that were defended at the event changed hands as The Miz used a timely distraction by Damien Mizdow and a handful of tights to steal the Intercontinental Title from Dolph Ziggler, Gold & Stardust ended the nearly seven-month reign of The Usos as the WWE Tag Team Champions, and AJ Lee made her “bestie”, Paige, tap out to the Black Widow in a Triple Threat Match that also involved Nikki Bella to win her record third Divas Title. With the former champions no doubt eagerly looking forward to their guaranteed rematch for the gold, will we see more title changes on RAW?
- Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz (c) (with Damien Mizdow) by roll-up with the tights to win the Intercontinental Title.
- Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) def. Bo Dallas by submission to the Patriot Lock.
- Natalya (with Rosa Mendes) def. Summer Rae (with Layla) by submission to the Sharpshooter.
- Dean Ambrose def. Kane by DQ after Seth Rollins interferes.
- 6-Man Tag: Sheamus & The Usos def. Cesaro and Gold & Stardust by Jey Uso pinning Goldust following the Superfly Splash.
- Rusev (with Lana) def. Mark Henry by submission to the Accolade.
- Adam Rose & The Bunny def. Heath Slater & Titus O’Neil by Adam Rose pinning Heath Slater following the Party Foul.
- Non-Title: AJ Lee def. Nikki Bella by submission to the Black Widow.
- John Cena def. Randy Orton (with Kane & Seth Rollins) by DQ after Kane & Seth Rollins interfere.
See page 2 for detailed results.