Welcome to Monday Night RAW! This week, RAW took place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Here’s all the action that went down.
Money In The Bank is almost here, and everyone involved in that match is ringside, sitting on ladders and waxing lyrical about how they’ll be taking home the coveted briefcase. Dean Ambrose then decides to punch Chris Jericho off of his ladder and a brawl erupts because of course it does. AND THEN! ALL OF A SUDDEN!
Teddy Long appears. The former Smackdown general manager explains to the audience exactly what he would do if he was in charge, something which signals Stephanie McMahon to make an appearance and set up matches between the six MITB finalists on RAW. First up, Cesaro vs Chris Jericho.
Cesaro defeated Chris Jericho
A terrific match between the two, as they trade blows and momentum. Cesaro would end the first match of RAW by escaping the Walls of Jericho, locking in a swing and reversing that into the sharpshooter submission hold, making Y2J tap out.
Rusev defeated Jack Swagger via count out
With Titus O’Neil on commentary, the European brute went to work and dominated Jack Swagger for most of the match. Swagger would manage to stage a comeback, hitting Rusev with a power-slam and apply an ankle-lock, before the two knocked each other out with a double clothesline outside the ring. With the ref very nearly at a 10-count, Rusev shoved Swagger into O’Neil and made it back into the ring before time was up. And then Titus hit Rusev with a big boot to finish his RAW appearance for the night.
John Cena is in the ring
And he wants a piece of AJ Styles. Instead, he gets the entire Club as Gallows, Anderson and AJ appear. AJ claims that even on Cena’s best day, he’ll never beat him and on and on it goes. Long story short: AJ and The Club decide to have another go at Cena, but The New Day saves his bacon.