The Lunatic Challenger.
Thirteen nights before Payback, the 1146th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In a WWE App vote organized by Director of Operations Kane last week, fans overwhelmingly voted that Seth Rollins will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Triple Threat Match against both Randy Orton and Roman Reigns at Payback! As seen on SmackDown, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is livid over having to defend the gold in a match against two Superstars who likely hate him more than anyone, but perhaps the forgotten factor in the Triple Threat Match at Payback is that it is every man for himself. While Randy Orton and Roman Reigns both share a hatred for Seth Rollins, both men undoubtedly share a desire to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Will we see Orton and Reigns at odds as Payback draws near? What does Seth Rollins have in store for his two challengers and what will go down between Seth Rollins and Kane in their volatile relationship?
In just under two weeks at Payback, John Cena will finally put his rivalry with Rusev to rest as “The Champ” will defend the United States Championship in the infamous “I Quit” Match, where the only way to win the barbaric match is by forcing your opponent to say the words, “I Quit”! While John Cena is no doubt a veteran of the “I Quit” Match, the United States Champion is certainly in for the fight of his life come Payback when he tries to make the proud Rusev utter the words “I Quit”. However, even with one of the most grueling matches of his career on the horizon, John Cena intends to make good on his vow to be a fighting champion as “The Champ” will be on RAW to defend his United States Championship in the weekly U.S. Open Challenge. Who will step up to challenge John Cena for the gold this week and will Rusev be waiting in the wings to get the jump on his Payback opponent?
- 3-on-2 Handicap Match: Non-Title: The New Day (with Roman Reigns) def. Randy Orton & Roman Reigns by Kofi Kingston pinning Randy Orton following the Spear by Roman Reigns.
- Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Natalya) def. The Ascension by Tyson Kidd pinning Viktor following the Cesaro Swing/Kidd Dropkick.
- Non-Title: J&J Security Banned: Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) by roll-up. As a result, Dean Ambrose earns a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Title match at Payback.
- Rusev (with Lana) def. Fandango by submission to the Accolade.
- Stardust def. R-Truth by roll-up.
- United States Championship: U.S. Open Challenge: John Cena (c) def. Sami Zayn by pin following the Attitude Adjustment to retain.
- Bad News Barrett & Sheamus def. Neville & Dolph Ziggler by Bad News Barrett pinning Neville following the Bull Hammer Elbow.
- Randy Orton and Roman Reigns fight to a No Contest after Kane interferes.
See page 2 for detailed results.