In-Ring Segment: Stephanie McMahon & Vickie Guerrero
Michael Cole opens up this week’s show, which is the 1,100th episode of WWE RAW and the “go-home” show for this Sunday’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view. From there, Justin Roberts introduces “one of the principal owners of WWE,” Stephanie McMahon. Highlights are shown of Roman Reigns qualifying for the Money In The Bank ladder match for the title at last week’s RAW.
Stephanie addresses getting sick due to Vickie Guerrero’s cup of coffee last week. She demands Vickie come out and face the consequences. Vickie apologizes for Steph getting sick and says Roman Reigns is the person who spiked her coffee. Steph addresses the fact that Triple H made sure to tell Vickie not to allow Reigns to get into the Money In The Bank ladder match, and she did.
Vickie apologizes for that as well and promises that it won’t happen again. Steph says Vickie’s been riding the coattails of her late husband for nine years. The fans all break into a huge “Eddie! Eddie!” chant. Steph gets ready to tell Vickie she’s fired, but Vickie cuts her off by apologizing again. She says she’ll beg. She gets on her knees and begs. Steph tells her to get up. She says she has two options. She either gets fired tonight or she remains the GM of SmackDown if she can win her match tonight. Vickie asks who her opponent is. Stephanie says it’s herself. The fans all chant “Yes!” wildly. Vickie says if there’s one name people respect in this industry more than McMahon, it’s Guerrero. She says the one thing Eddie taught her was how to “lie, cheat and steal.” She accepts Steph’s challenge and walks off.
What’s On Tap For Tonight
After that in-ring segment, it is announced that Triple H will reveal the participants in the second Money In The Bank ladder match later tonight. An Intercontinental Championship match between Bad News Barrett and Dolph Ziggler is announced. Also, tonight’s main event is announced. In a four-on-three handicap match, Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton and Cesaro will take on John Cena, Roman Reigns and Sheamus. We head to commercial.
Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) vs. Luke Harper (with Erick Rowan)
When we return from commercial, The Usos make their way down to the ring. Michael Cole hypes up The Usos’ title defense against Luke Harper and Erick Rowan this Sunday at Money In The Bank. After The Usos entrance, some weird music plays and out comes Harper and Rowan to what I guess is their own — very weird — theme music. It sounds like “he’s got the whole world in his hands” on a weird instrument. We’re informed that it will be Luke Harper one-on-one against Jimmy Uso.
Harper hits a surprising dropkick to jump off into an early lead over Uso. Uso tries to fight back, but Harper cuts him off and continues to deliver some punishment. Harper, by the way, has a bit of a beard-cut and/or haircut. Something looks slightly different about him.
About two-to-three minutes into the match, Rowan causes a distraction at ringside, allowing Harper to hit his clothesline from hell on Uso for the pin fall victory.
Winner: Luke Harper
Jey Uso (with Jimmy Uso) vs. Erick Rowan (with Luke Harper)
After the match, Harper and Rowan begin to head to the back until they hear Jey Uso on the mic challenging them to come back. He specifically calls out Rowan. The two head back to the ring and Jey hits his dive over the top rope and onto both guys on the floor. We head to commercial.
When we return from commercial, Uso and Rowan are already in the ring duking it out in this impromptu one-on-one followup match. Rowan is in control of Uso and the crowd is trying to rally behind Jey. Uso tries coming off the top to turn the offensive tide in the match, but Rowan caught him and slammed him down.
The finish in this one was pretty much the opposite of the previous match, as some distractions on the outside allowed Uso to hit his finisher on Rowan for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Jey Uso
After The Match: The Action Continues, Bray Speaks
After the match, the action continued as Uso hit a dive onto Harper on the floor. Meanwhile, Rowan starts pummeling the other Uso inside the ring. Harper ends up joining him and both of The Wyatt Family members beat up both of the WWE Tag-Team Champions, both inside and outside of the ring.
They remain inside the ring holding the titles up and then Bray Wyatt appears on the titan tron. Bray talks about what it takes to be a good leader as he congratulates Harper and Rowan on their triumphs. He then switches topics and talks about his own title shot this Sunday at Money In The Bank. We head to commercial.