Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 8.18.15: #RAW Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's time for this week's RAW recap.

- RAW was live this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of The Beast Brock Lesnar. Both Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker were advertised for tonight's show. RAW also served as the go home show to this Sunday's SummerSlam pay per view, live on the WWE Network.

- The Authority Kick Off RAW: Stephanie McMahon and Triple H kick off RAW with a microphone in hand. They remind us that Summer Slam is 4 hours long this year, run down some of the matches on the card, run down tonight's card and announce that Jon Stewart will be the Summer Slam celebrity host.


b>- Randy Orton and Cesaro defeated Sheamus and Kevin Owens, by pinfall. Orton hits his trademarked hanging DDT and an RKO on Sheamus to score the pinfall. Randy Orton will face Sheamus and Kevin Owens will face Cesaro, Sunday at Summer Slam.
- Seth Rollins confirms a title vs. title contract signing tonight with John Cena. Rollins tells Triple H that they'll have to have a statue of him made, to stand next to the other WWE Legends, when he holds both the World Heavyweight and United States Championships.

- Roman Reigns defeated Luke Harper, by pinfall. Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt are at ringside for this match. Harper hits a super kick and a sit down power bomb, but it's not enough to put away Reigns. Reigns hits the Superman Punch and a spear on Harper to score the pinfall. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose team up and will face Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper Sunday at Summer Slam.

- Becky Lynch defeated Tamina, by submission. Tamina goes for a swinging unanage, but Becky counters and rolls through, right into the Disarm-Her submission. Tamina has no choice but to tap out. Tamina and Becky Lynch will be apart of the Divas Triple Threat Elimination Match, between Team BAD, Team Bella and Team PCB, this Sunday at Summer Slam.

- Rusev defeated Mark Henry, by submission. Lana is at ringside for this one. Rusev spends a little bit of time yelling at Lana while in control of Henry. Rusev hits a thrust kick and locks Henry in The Accolade submission. Henry has no choice but to tap out. After the match, Lana goes face to face with Summer Rae and lands a slap to Summer's face. Dolph Ziggler makes his return from injury and hits the ring. Ziggler DDT's Rusev, sending him retreating. Rusev uses Summer as a shield to try to escape, causing Summer to get kicked by Lana. Ziggler lands a super kick on Rusev and puts the Russian down, to end the segment

- Ryback defeated The Miz, by pinfall. Big Show is at ringside for this match. Ryback hits the Meat Hook, catches Miz coming off the top rope and drops Miz with a suplex. Ryback hits Shell Shock on Miz and scores the pinfall. After the match, Ryback dares Show to step up next. Show denies the challenge and walks backstage. Ryback defends the WWE Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat Match against The Miz and Big Show, this Sunday at Summer Slam.

- Seth Rollins vs. John Cena Winner Takes All Title Match Contract Signing: Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are present. Seth Rollins brown noses The Authority and says he is the one who started John Cena’s retirement, by breaking Cena's nose. Rollins continues to ramble on about his greatness until Cena finally interrupts. Cena says Rollins was hand selected by Triple H to lead the future, mentions the chance to win his 16th World Title and tie Ric Flair's record. Cena states that Triple H was never Ric Flair's bitch, but at Summer Slam, Rollins will be Cena's bitch.

- The Lucha Dragons and Prime Time Players defeated The New Day and Los Matadores, by pinfall, in an Eight Man Tag Team Match. Kalisto hits a hurricanrana in the end to pick up the pinfall. All four teams will meet this Sunday at Summer Slam in a Fatal Four Way Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship.

- Stardust rants about the Green Arrow and King Barrett states that Stephen Amell has unlawfully invaded his Kingdom.

- Sasha Banks defeated Nikki Bella, by submission. Team Bella and Team BAD are both at ringside for this match. Nikki goes for Rack Attack on Sasha, however, Naomi distracts the referee. Sasha counters out and applies the Bank Statement submission on Nikki. Nikki has no choice but to tap out.

- Team PCB states that both Team Bella and Team BAD will be the losers at Summer Slam.

- Brock Lesnar And The Undertaker Meet Face To Face: Paul Heyman talks about Lesnar's match with Taker and brags about Brock Lesnar's accomplishments at the University of Minnesota. Heyman calls out Lesnar, who gets a huge ovation from his home town crowd. Before Heyman can continue, they are immediately interrupted by Taker's gong, arena darkness and music. The lights come back on, but no Undertaker, just a prank played by Heyman and Lesnar.
Heyman continues and says Taker could get both God and the Devil to team with him and he'd still lose to Brock Lesnar. Taker's gong again interrupts and the arena goes dark. The lights are back on and The Undertaker is present this time. Taker hits a low blow on Lesnar, plants Lesnar with a choke slam and drops Lesnar with a Tombstone piledriver. Taker poses in his blue light to end the show.

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