Up next was Big Show vs. Mark Henry, Big Show squashed Mark Henry in a bit over a minute following two Weapon of Mass Destruction Knockout Punches. After the match Ryback ran down and him and Big Show brawled, Miz was going nuts on commentary before he got up. Ran into the ring and hit a big boot on Ryback. Miz escaped up the ramp as Ryback got on the mic and said that they are scheduled to have a match later on in the night but he wants that match right now, Feed Me More.
Coming back from commercial we have Ryback vs. The Miz which was an okay match, the main spot of this match saw Ryback lift up Miz into a Vertical Suplex position and he held him for what felt like a minute but was probably thirty seconds. About two minutes later Miz had all the momentum, he was delivering big boots, punches and chinlocks until Ryback caught him with some shoulder blocks then a spinebuster. Miz then rolled out of the ring and escaped to the backstage area to end the match on a count out which was somewhat predictable.
The divas match of this show saw Paige vs. Alicia Fox, thankfully The Bella Twins weren't on commentary for this match. Early on in the match Michael Cole mentioned that Nikki Bella has held the divas title for 218 days which is the second longest reign in history (it will be the longest in three months). This match was solid, Paige was pretty over and she ended up getting the pinfall victory with a roll up. I just want them too end this Paige storyline, bring Charlotte up to the Main Roster and have her save Paige.
John Cena United States Championship Open Challenge: John Cena (C) vs. Cesaro, John Cena came out and they went too ad breaks. When they come back Kevin Owens' music hits and everyone is marking out because they think they will see John Cena vs. Kevin Owens III, at the last moment Owens jumps out of the ring and says that he will just wait till Battleground. He says that if there is one man who can take the United States Championship away from John Cena besides himself is this man...Cesaro comes out and the match is set with Kevin Owens on commentary.
The Washington D.C. crowd was great during this match and it really helped the atmosphere. Having Kevin Owens on commentary was great, don't get me wrong although it distracted me from the in ring action. Cesaro was incredibly over in this match, that was very evident when the crowd was screaming for him to do the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro went for the swing but Cena countered into a Springboard Stunner. Cesaro's huge Uppercut to Cena was EPIC and it had me on the edge of my seat. Cesaro countered an STF into a Sharpshooter which I really like since it's an acknowledgment of Tyson Kidd.
This match I would put on the same pedastool as John Cena vs. Neville from the Go Home Show to Payback, it wasn't incredible was it was really good. The commentary was actually really good, it was Kevin Owens and JBL vs. Michael Cole and Byron Saxton which I really enjoyed. Especially Owens and Cole's back and forth about how Owens has a 'chip on his shoulder' and Owens got up from his chair and got in his face. Cesaro went for a Neutralizer but Cena countered into his PG version of the Canadian Destroyer for a 2 count, Cena goes for the AA, Cesaro hits the Neutralizer for a 2 count. Is it me or did Cesaro give Cena the middle finger?
Cesaro hit several uppercuts into the Cesaro Swing before locking in the Sharpshooter when Kevin Owens jumped Cesaro from behind with a shot too the back. Owens then hit Cesaro with a Pop Up Powerbomb then a Pop-Up Powerbomb to John Cena before saying that he will win the United States Championship at Battleground. This match was really good and I'm happy it was given 20 minutes but the amount of kick outs hurt the match therefore I am giving it 4.25/5 Stars.
Bray Wyatt titatron promo, Wyatt cuts a promo about how as long as he walks on the same earth as Roman Reigns he won't let him walk safely. He will be the Ying to Roman's Yang, he will be the darkness to Roman's light. If you read the dialogue for this promo then you will see that this promo was pretty good but on television you only understand the last bit of what he said.
The Lucha Dragons and The Prime Time Players vs. The New Day and Bo Dallas, I didn't watch Smackdown last week but I read the results and know that WWE's creative couldn't be bothered booking anything creative for the Tag Team division this week so they decided to just repeat this match. I would think that after Bo Dallas stood toe to toe with The Rock at the WWE Live Event in Boston Last Week he would cut a promo about how inspirational that was but instead he's stuck in this match losing.
The Lucha Dragons did a dive to Big E and Xavier Woods, in the ring Titus O' Neil hit a powebomb on Kofi Kingston for the pinfall victory.
If they stop Monday Night RAW right now I will rate RAW a B+, so far I'm really happy with RAW. Let's just hope they don't mess anything up...
Dolph Ziggler and Lana: Going Public, This segment was Lana admitting that Rusev treated her badly for years, he told her what to wear, what to speak and how to live her life. But now she met Ziggler and they have become more then friends, Rusev comes out and then he is joined by Summer Rae. This is the part where I think about how much that Rusev injury derailed this storyline, although I guess if they continue this storyline they can have Lane vs, Summer Rae as well as Summer Rae + Rusev vs. Lana + Dolph Ziggler. Rusev gets on the mic and says that he never liked Lana, Ziggler comes to the rescue and calms him down.
I'm just wondering, how does this storyline work if Rusev doesn't like Lana any more. Then why is he getting mad, why would Ziggler and Lana care if Rusev has a new girlfriend. Summer Rae says that Rusev was on top of the world at WrestleMania and Lana should just admit that she is a phony. Summer slaps Lana and Lana fires back by taking her down and these two brawl for a bit before they create seperation.
There's a backstage segment where Dean Ambrose is standing with these Terminator suits then Roman Reigns comes in and Ambrose tells him that he should release his anger from Bray Wyatt because he likes his Roman Reigns' angry.
Neville vs. Sheamus, Before this match they show a Neville comic book where Neville is on the front and it looked really cool. But this makes me wonder what Neville's character is going to be in WWE, comic book hero, man from the skies trying to take over?
Sheamus got out of the way of the Red Arrow before going for a Brogue Kick but Neville countered into a Roll-Up for a 2 count. Sheamus creates separation before drilling Neville with a Brogue Kick for the 1...2...3 to pick up the pinfall victory over The Man the Creative Team Forgot Neville. This match was nothing special and it really took away a lot of the interest I was gaining for this episode of RAW.
King Barrett vs. Jack Swagger, We have a rare Jack Swagger appearance here and he loses to King Barrett in a second straight BAD match on Monday Night RAW. King Barrett hit the Bull Hammer Elbow for the 1...2...3 to win a quick match.
Main Event-No Disqualification Tag Team Match: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Kane, This match was more of a tornado tag team brawl. They went all around ringside, some nice looking spots including Ambrose throwing J and J Security into the timekeepers area, Ambrose hitting some nice rebound clothesline. Reigns and Ambrose were taking everyone out when the lights went out and Bray Wyatt attacked Reigns leaving Ambrose to try and survive but eventually he couldn't take it anymore and after a chokeslam and pedigree for the 1...2...3 pinfall victory.
Post match Rollins powerbombed Roman Reigns threw a table he set up in the corner of the ring earlier in the match into a Sister Abagail from Bray Wyatt to have the heels close the show for the second straight week.
Overall Show Rating-C+; I was really enjoying this episode of Monday Night RAW but then the third hour happened, the Lana-Rusev-Ziggler storyline, Neville vs. Sheamus, Barrett vs. Swagger and the main event all dragged this show down from a B to a C+. I would watch the Cesaro vs. John Cena match and the Intercontinental Title stuff.