Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back with this week's RAW Recap Edition.
This week's RAW was live in Columbus, Ohio, for a very special 4th of July extravaganza that promised a lot of Independence Day themed matches and segments. EXCUSE ME!! That's right, even former Smackdown General Manager, Vickie Guerrero, returned and threw her hat in the ring in attempts at becoming the Smackdown GM come brand split time. It wouldn't be Independence Day without a WWE United States Championship match, as Rusev defended the title against Titus O'Neil. Enzo and Big Cass battled Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel of the Social Outcasts. WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose battled WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a champion vs. champion match. Seth Rollins battled Dolph Ziggler in a one on one match. The Vaudevillains battled Golden Truth in tag team action. Becky Lynch battled Summer Rae in one on one Women's Division action. In the main event it was a 16-Man Elimination Tag Team Match, as Team USA battled Team International.
*** RAW Independence Day ***
- Lilian Garcia, starts things off in the ring and performs the National Anthem.
Winner: Rusev, by submission, to retain the WWE United States Championship.
Winners: Enzo and Big Cass, by pinfall.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by pinfall.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Big Show pep talks Team USA for tonight's 16-Man Elimination Tag Team Match.
- Backstage, security escorts Vickie Guerrero to the door and pass Dolph Ziggler. Vickie begs Dolph to tell security that she was invited to RAW. Ziggler says he's never seen Vickie before his whole life. Security kicks Vickie out of the building.
- The Vaudevillains vs. Golden Truth: The match closes out with Goldust power slamming English. Truth and Goldust hit their finisher and score the pinfall.
Winners: Golden Truth, by pinfall.
Winner: Becky Lynch, by submission.
** Elimination #1: The Dudley Boys hit the 3D on Sin Cara and score the pinfall. 8-7 Team USA.
** Elimination #2: Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Bubba and Kalisto hits a frog splash to score the pinfall. Tied 7-7.
** Elimination #3: Cesaro spins Devon in the Cesaro Swing and then forces Devon to tap out to the Sharpshooter submission. 7-6 Team International.
** Elimination #4: We get an old school "We The People" chant from Swagger and Cesaro together. Swagger misses the Swagger Bomb and Jericho hits the Code Breaker for the pinfall. 7-5 Team International.
** Elimination #5: Mark Henry plants Kalisto with the World's Strongest Slam to score the pinfall. 6-5 Team International.
** Elimination #6: Kevin Owens plants Mark Henry with the pop up power bomb immediately and scores the pinfall. 6-4 Team International.
** Elimination #7: Owens yells at his own partner, Sami Zayn, telling him to pick up his slack. Kane goes for a choke slam on Zayn, but Owens unloads steel chair shots on Kane for the DQ. 5-4 Team International.
** Elimination #8: Kane uses the steel chair on Owens and gets DQ'ed. 5-3 Team International.
** Elimination #9: Apollo Crews hits a moonsault on Sami Zayn and scores the pinfall. 4-3 Team International.
** Elimination #10: Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick on Crews and scores the pinfall. 4-2 Team International.
** Elimination #11: Cesaro gets into an argument with his teammates and unloads upper cuts on all of them. Zack Ryder sneaks a rollup on Cesaro and scores the pinfall. 3-2 Team International.
** Elimination #12: Big Show lands the big knockout punch on Jericho and scores the pinfall. Tied 2-2.
** Elimination #13: Big Show choke slams Del Rio and scores the pinfall. 2-1 Team USA.
** Final Elimination: Zack Ryder hits the Rough Ryder on Sheamus and scores the deciding fall to win the match. Big Show and Zack Ryder celebrate to end the show.
Winners: Team USA (Big Show and Zack Ryder survived).