United States Champion John Cena will be putting his title on the line in tonight’s opening match on Raw. But who will answer his open challenge this time? What will Randy Orton have in store for Seth Rollins? With Natalya, Summer Rae, Cameron, Alicia Fox and more set to battle for No. 1 contendership, who will emerge victorious to challenge Divas champ Nikki Bella? What will Miz have up his sleeve after Damien Mizdow embarrassed him on Miz TV last week? We get answers to all this and more tonight on Raw.
PMN will provide live match results, updates and video highlights throughout the night coinciding with the USA Network broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
* John Cena (c) vs. Bad News Barrett (For U.S. Championship) — John Cena extends his open challenge in London and Britain’s own Bad News Barrett accepts. Cena stops Barrett with an AA. Lana comes out and distracts Cena so that Rusev attacks him from behind with a steel chain, lays him out cold. Lana also announces his match with Rusev at Extreme Rules will be a Russian Chain Match. Rusev picks up Cena’s title and holds it up in his left hand, and holds up the chain in his right hand as the segment ends.
* No. 1 Divas Contender Battle Royal with Natalya, Summer Rae, Cameron, Alicia Fox, Paige, Rosa Mendes, Emma, Naomi — Bella Twins ringside with guest commentary. Paige and Naomi end up as the final two. After some back and forth Paige gives a side kick to Naomi that knocks her out of the ring to win the match. Naomi attacks Paige during her post-fight promo and slams her into the barricade outside the ring. The ref finally gets her to stop.
* Bray Wyatt video denouncing love and promoting fear. If you pay close attention to Bray and he starts to make sense to you, you’re paying too close attention.
* The Lucha Dragons vs. The Ascension — Sin Cara finishes The Ascension with a senton bomb.
* Booker T interviews Roman Reigns about having the opportunity to win the heavyweight title ripped from him by Seth Rollins. Big Show interrupts over the jumbotron. Reigns calls him to come out if he has the balls. He doesn’t come out initially but then ambushes Reigns and slams him into a British taxi prop and dents both doors with his head. Big Show then takes him on the roof of the taxi for a choke slam. Ouch. “You sold out,” chants the crowd as Big Show makes his exit.
* Randy Orton vs. Cesaro — Nattie and Tyson Kidd are ringside in support of Cesaro. Orton wins by disqualification after Kidd interferes ringside. Orton makes him pay for interfering. Kane says the match can’t end by DQ because it’s a No. 1 contender match and says it will now be a two-on-one handicap match.
* Randy Orton vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd — Orton catches Kidd coming off the ropes with a huge RKO for the finish. Orton now gets to pick the stipulation for Extreme Rules against Rollins.
* Backstage segment with Kane and Rollins. Rollins was supposed to face Dolph Ziggler but now it’s Rollins vs. Kane after Big Show convinces him it’s “best for business” if Rollins doesn’t lose and Kane can be the fall guy. Kane says he plans to do what’s “best for business”.
* Dean Ambrose vs. Adam Rose — Ambrose finishes with a Dirty Deeds.
* Stardust vs. Fandango — Stardust comes off the ropes with a kick that flattens Fandango for the win. Fandango dumps Rosa, saying he’s been dancing with her when he should be dancing with the crowd. Fandango then shakes his money maker for the fans.
* Daniel Bryan confronts Kane backstage about his plan to throw the match for Rollins. Bryan says he’d love to see Kane tombstone Rollins and tells him not to be a stooge.
* Kane vs. Seth Rollins — Kane refuses to lay down for Rollins and smacks him to the ground and also takes care of J&J. He then choke slams Rollins. But after struggling with himself Kane lays down next to Rollins and rolls him on top of himself for the pin, thus throwing the match.
* Miz vs. Damien Mizdow (with Summer Rae) — Mizdow rolls Miz up for the pin. Summer Rae and Mizdow taunt Miz after the match.
* Prime Time Players video segment.
* Luke Harper vs. Ryback — Harper disqualified for taking the top off the announce table and smashing Ryback with it. Ambrose attacks Harper after the match. Harper escapes.
* Dolph Ziggler vs. Neville — Ziggler offers an open challenge and Neville accepts. Great showing from Neville but Ziggler finishes with a Zig Zag. Sheamus attacks Ziggler after the match and flattens him with a Brogue Kick.
* Seth Rollins and Randy Orton choose their stipulations for their upcoming Extreme Rules. Orton chooses a cage match. Rollins chooses to ban RKOs from the match. Orton attacks Rollins but J&J help the champ escape.