The Bourbon Street Shocker.
Six nights before Money-in-the-Bank, the 1151st edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. This Sunday at Money-in-the-Bank, seven accomplished Superstars will compete for future championship glory in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match, where the winner of the match will earn himself a guaranteed shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at any time he sees fit for the next year. Before Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Neville, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, and the newest addition, Kane, take part in the wild Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match, the competitors would be in action on RAW as, in a rematch from last week’s encounter that ended in a disqualification and a post-match assault, “The Viper” Randy Orton would go one-on-one with the man who left him lying last week, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus. With questions still surrounding his budding and mysterious relationship with Lana, Dolph Ziggler will have to focus on his opponent as “The Showoff” would go one-on-one with The Authority’s Director of Operations Kane. Considered one of the favorites to win the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match this Sunday, Roman Reigns would be in action on RAW as well, squaring off with WWE Tag Team Champion and New Day member Kofi Kingston.
On last week’s RAW, all of the insults and doubts regarding his ability seemingly got the better of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, who boldly proclaimed that he doesn’t need The Authority before hastily accepting a Ladder Match against Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As the self-proclaimed “future of WWE” continues to try and get his WWE World Heavyweight Title belt back from Dean Ambrose, will Seth Rollins be looking to make a statement on RAW before his title defense against “The Lunatic Fringe” this Sunday?
- NXT Championship: NXT Open Challenge: Kevin Owens (c) def. Neville by pin following the Pop-Up Powerbomb to retain.
- Non-Title: Nikki Bella def. Summer Rae by pin following the Rack Attack.
- Sheamus def. Randy Orton by DQ after Randy Orton uses a steel chair.
- Kane (with Rusev & Lana) def. Dolph Ziggler by pin following the chokeslam.
- Luke Harper & Erick Rowan def. Los Matadores (with El Torito) by Luke Harper pinning Fernando following The Way.
- Big E (with Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) def. Titus O’Neil (with Darren Young) by pin following the Big Ending.
- Roman Reigns def. Kofi Kingston (with Big E & Xavier Woods) by pin following the Superman Punch.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: J&J Security (with Dean Ambrose & Kane) def. Seth Rollins by Joey Mercury rolling up Seth Rollins.
See page 2 for detailed results.