BREAKING NEWS : BRAND SPLIT RETURNS AND SMACKDOWN GOING LIVE ON TUESDAY ! wwe.com is happy to announce that the brand split, which many fans asked for, is making its returns after 5 years from being cancelled ! The Draft will take place on the 23rd May Episode of RAW, and it'll carry on until 26th May Episode of Smackdown, Which is the last episode of Smackdown on Thursdays, before moving to Tuesdays and going Live !, the brand Split is gonna start on the 30th May Episode of RAW. WWE Superstars have no idea on which brand will they wrestle, but they don't have to wait, who do you think will get drafted to which show ?
Baltimore, Maryland - Royal Farms Arena. Episode #1200 - Money In The Banks 4 Weeks Away.
Following the Intro, a Recap of Extreme Rules airs showing various moments, including Dana Brooke's interference in Women's Championship Match, How Miz stole the victory in an Amazing Fatal 4 Way match, the Brutal fight between Ambrose and Jericho in the all-new Asylum Match and Seth Rollins huge Return to attack Roman Reigns, who has just retained the match.
The show starts with Pyros and The Announcers, Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton welcome everyone to Monday Night RAW, and saying how This Show is special as it's not only the 1200th Episode of the longest Running Weekly Episodic show in history, but also because it's The Draft Night, they tell everyone about the article on wwe.com before *No Chance In Hell* Hits, The Chairman Vince McMahon comes out to boos from the crowds, he seemed happy and made his signature entrance to the ring before saying "Welcome To Monday Night RAAAAW!", to which Fans cheer, he then continues "As you've read on wwe.com, Smackdown will be going Live on Tuesdays, and both RAW and Smackdown will have their own unique Rosters, and Tonight on RAW and This Thursday on Smackdown, you'll find out some of the names going to both Brands because it's The Draft Week !" Fans cheer even louder, as Vince waits for them to stop before continuing again "Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Please welcome, The Billion Dollar Princess, The Queen of Queens, the Co-General Manager of RAW, Stephanie McMahon !" Fans boo Stephanie's Name, before *Welcome to the Queendom* hits, out comes Stephanie McMahon who get boo'd aswell, Stephanie Makes her way to the ring and she hugs her Father and stands next to him, Vince resumes "And also welcome, The Boy Wonder, The Prodigal Son, The Other Co-General Manager of RAW, Shane O'Mac !" Fans mark out loud and *Here Comes the Money* hits, Shane McMahon comes out doing his dance and finally goes to the ring, Vince tries to hug his son but Shane scratches his ear as the fans laugh, Vince McMahon resumes "now that RAW and Smackdown are 2 different brands, each one of them needs its own Management, that's why, one of you will be the New General Manager of Smackdown !" Fans Mark Out loud, "Don't Look away, Dad, the new Smackdown needs someone that knows how to put on a great show, someone who knows and recognizes the Fresh and new Talent, someone like me !" Stephanie McMahon says while pointing at herself, Shane McMahon cuts her "Well, you're exactly saying the opposite of who you are, but the best thing is to let fans decide the new General Manager !" Fans mark out "Everyone, Who wants Stephanie McMahon to be the General Manager of Smackdown ?" Shane shouts while putting his hand over Steph's Head, Fans boo her, "Who wants Shane O'Mac to Control Smackdown ?" Shane shouts while putting his hand over his head, fans cheer loudly, Shane then puts his hand over Steph's head as fans boo, then puts his hand over his head again as fans cheer, he repeat the process a few times before Vince cuts him "fine, the brand split is the fans idea, so i'll continue listening to the fans, Shane, You're the General Manager of Smackdown !" Fans cheer loudly, Vince continues "while Stephanie is the General Manager of RAW !, and to continue listening to the fans, who seem to like Shane McMahon, Smackdown gets the first draft pick !" Fans cheer loudly, Shane is happy with the fans cheering him, he then says "Let's Shake up things guys, my first pick is The Big Dog, The WWE Champion Roman Reigns !" Fans have mixed Reactions for Roman, Stephanie cuts saying "Interesting first Pick Shane, You may have got the Guy, but i have The Man, Seth Rollins" Fans cheer loudly until *Second Coming* hits, and the man who just got drafted, Seth Rollins, comes out, Seth Rollins comes to the ring, grabbing the mic and saying "it's Pretty Cool to be on RAW with you Stephanie, but unfortunately, i don't care about this RAW and 'Backdown' nonsense, all i want is to get back the Title i never lost, i want back the WWE Championship", Fans cheer loudly for Seth Rollins, but they're stopped by *Phenomenal* Playing, s comes out to cheers, and grabs the mic and says "Welcome Back Seh Rollins, and congratulations on getting drafted to RAW" Seth cuts him saying "Thanks, who are you anyways", Styles cuts him saying "I'm AJ Styles, the man who stole the show while you were absent, and will continue stealing it when you're present, and Seth, i won't let you come back and take my spotlight, i want a WWE Title match !", Vince, Shane and Stephanie watch the 2 men trade words before Shane cuts them saying "not a bad idea actually, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight's Main Event is a #1 contenders match, 'The Man' Seth Rollins going one on one with 'The Phenomenal One' AJ Styles !" Fans cheer loudly for the main event, both men stare at each other before RAW goes to Commercial Break.
We're back from Commercial break as a Video airs, promoting the 4th Episode of Camp WWE, Available after RAW on Demand, Cole and JBL point out about the 2 matches confirmed for RAW during the Commercial break "Last Night at Extreme Rules, Rusev destroyed Kalisto and took the United States Championshpi from him, and Kalisto will have his Rematch Clause Tonight, can he reclaim his United States Championship tonight ?" said Cole, "Also After the Asylum Match and Fatal 4 Way match last night, all 6 participants and both Ziggler and Del Rio all wrestle tonight in an All Stars 8 man Tag Team Match !", after that, We get to the first match of the night.
Apollo Crews defeated Baron Corbin by Pinfall (7:38) | a good back and forth match between the newest singles wrestlers in the Roster, Crews kicked out of End of Days and hit his Signature Gorilla Press Slam/Standing Moonsault combination to gain his biggest victory on main Roster yet.
Apollo gets to his feet as the camera reveals Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon watching from a Room Backstage, Cole points out that it's time to know the 2nd pick for each Brand, Stephanie McMahon gets the first pick this time, Stephanie McMahon says "My second draft pick is the Man who will face Seth Rollins in Tonight's Main Event, the Phenomenal One, AJ Styles.", Fans cheer for AJ Styles, Shane cuts them saying "good pick, but my 2nd pick is a man who got a huge victory last night, it's the Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose.", fans cheer for Dean Ambrose before we cut to another commercial break.
Emma and Dana Brooke defeated Becky Lynch and Natalya by Pinfall (5:41) | we're back from the break right into another match, Emma and Dana Brooke take on their Rival, Becky Lynch, and The woman who lost to Charlotte last night due to Interference by Dana, Natalya, both women hold grudge against Emma and Dana Brooke, but Emma slipped away Victory by roll up pinning Becky Lynch.
Emma and Dana Brooke celebrate their victory before the game goes backstage showing Dean Ambrose in his room preparing for the 8 man tag team match later on tonight, Roman Reigns comes in and says "Hey Dean, i just wanted to say good luck on being drafted on Smackdown and it's good to know that we both are on the same show", Dean Ambrose cut him saying "thanks Roman, Congratulations to you too, and about Tonight's Main Event, if AJ Styles won, then do what you did At Payback and Extreme Rules, if Seth Rollins won, then i ask you to destroy that Motherer for me !" Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose before we go to the ring again, with "Lucha" Playing and Kalisto is in the ring, "Roar of The Lion" hits and Rusev and Lana come out to boos with the United States Championship Belt around Rusev's waist.
United States Champion Rusev (w/Lana) defeated Kalisto (w/Sin Cara) by Submission to retain United States Championship (10:16) | Definitely greater than their encounter at Extreme Rules, but Kalisto came short as the Bulgarian Brute Rusev hit a Bul-Plex on Kalisto and followed it by Accolade, Kalisto tried to get to the rope but he failed and tapped out, giving Rusev the victory.
Rusev still looks the accolade on Kalisto who is stll tapping out, Sin Cara goes for the save but Rusev clotheslines him too, Rusev locked Accolade on Sin Cara until he tapped out and left him after a while of doing so, Lana came to the ring and raised his arm and handed him the Belt, before going backstage for the 3rd draft pick, Shane starts this time, he says "Good job by Rusev, but my next draft pick is another Champion on the roster, or you can say "are", because my next draft pick is the 2 Times WWE Tag Team Champions, New Day.", Stephanie McMahon interrupts "good choice, my next pick is also a Champion, and he is, or you can say "she", because my next Draft pick is the First Women's Champion since the title returned, Charlotte.", and we go to the third Commercial Break to end the first hour of that great show.
The Gorgeous Dancers (Fandango and Tyler Breeze) defeated The Golden Truth (Goldust and R-Truth) by pinfall (5:11) | a good short back and forth match, Fandango tagged Breeze everytime Goldust got in and Breeze tagged Fandango everytime Truth got in, to avoid Revenge from their former tag team partners, but Truth beat down Fandango and tagged Goldust in, Goldust extracted his revenge on Fandango, Goldust and Truth were in control for most of the match until Summer Rae Came out and distracted the referee, allowing Breeze (Illegal) to attack Goldust (Legal), making Fandango (Legal) hit The Last Dance and get the victory.
Fandango got to his feet and celebrated with Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae, before we get backstage again for the 4th draft picks in the Night, Stephanie McMahon starts this time, saying "I'm not Impressed by neither 2 Teams really, but i'm Impressed by another team howver, the newest members of the roster, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, The Club.", Shane McMahon replied "Well, i don't agree with you, i think the team of Fandango, Tyler Breeze and the new member Summer Rae has a potential, so my next pick is The Gorgeous Dancers.", and we go to yet another Commercial Break.
We're back to Monday Night RAW, and after a Promo for The Upcoming Money In The Bank Pay Per View, we go back to the ring, as *Recognition* hits, Charlotte comes out with the WWE Women's Championship Belt, and Ric Flair ofcourse, Charlotte makes her way to ring while fans are booing the hell out of her, Charlotte enters the ring and grabs a Mic "WOOOOOOOO, last Night, i defeated Natalya again, and i'm stand here, as your Reigning Women's Champion, and no one ever will take that from me, Nikki Bella, Paige, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Natalya, anyone else wants to try ? i beat all the Divas on the ros-" *Sky Is The Limit* Hits, Fans mark out for Sasha Banks, Charlotte looks shocked, but after a few seconds, fans start booing, realizing that no one's gonna come out, Charlotte starts laughing as the music stops playing and Charlotte resumed "Oooooh, you really thought your Stupid "Boss" is gonna save you, but guess what ? I'm the boss now !", *Recognition* hits again before Charlotte goes to the rope to leave but then her Theme song stops suddenly as *Sky Is The Limit* hits again, Fans mark out, and this time, The Boss is here, Sasha Banks comes out as Charlotte pauses at the ropes, then she returns to the ring slowly, Sasha Banks makes her entrance to the ring and grabs the mic "Well think again Charlotte, although you beat Becky and Natalya by cheating, you've never beaten me one on one actually, so i want a Title Match with you at Money In The Bank", Charlotte interrupted "Excuse me, who are you again ?" Sasha smiled and replied "I'm Sasha Banks, and i'm still The Boss." before beating down Charlotte, and she locks Bank Statement on her until she taps out, Sasha Banks finally lets go for her and grabs the Women's Title and raises it in the air, before we go backstage again, to Shane and Steph, Shane says "i think it's a good idea actually, so how do you think Steph, Charlotte vs Sasha Banks at Money In The Bank", Stephanie McMahon replies "Yeah, that's a great idea actually !", Shane replies "speaking of Which, my 5th draft pick is none other than, The Boss Sasha Banks.", Stephanie McMahon replies "well, a quite good pick, but my next draft pick is the longest reigning Divas Champion, Nikki Bella." before we go to Commercial Break.
Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Sami Zayn and Dolph Ziggler defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio by pinfall (17:56) | a Really Amazing match and Amazing performance by all 8 men, Owens and Zayn start the match and punch each other, they put on a great fight before Owens tagged in Jericho, Jericho took advantage of The Fight that took a lot of effort from Zayn, and took control of the match, all 4 heels kept tagging and out on Zayn, trying not to make him tag in for like 5 minutes, but Zayn tagged Ambrose in who traded punches with the now legal man, Alberto Del Rio, Jericho came in the ring and attacked Ambrose, but Cesaro came for the save, and then suddenly all 8 men are in the ring, The Faces throw the heels to the outside before Zayn hit a massive suicide Dive on all 4 men as we go for commercial break, after 3 minutes break, Owens is in control of Ziggler in the match, Owens locks Headlock and shouts "Headlock Master", Ziggler got out of it and locked Headlock of his own, Owens got out of it however, and the 2 teams kept tagging iin and out until it's 16 minutes into the match, Cesaro is in the ring and in control of The Miz, he's about to hit Neutralizer but Owens comes in and hits Cesaro with a Package Piledriver, before Zayn gets in the ring and irish whips Owens into the corner, hitting Helluva Kick, Del Rio comes in and pushes Zayn to the same corner before hitting an Enzeguri, Ziggler came in and hit Zig Zag on Del Rio, Jericho came in and hit Codebreaker on his former rival, Ziggler, Ambrose came in and hit Dirty Deeds on Jericho, Miz was about to hit Skull Crushing Finale on Ambrose but he reverses and sends Miz right into an European Uppercut by Cesaro, who then hit Neutralizer on Miz and finallyed pinned him for the victory.
Cesaro gets to his feet and all 4 men celebrate, before we move backstage again, Shane and Stephanie are amazed by this match, Stephanie McMahon comments "What an Amazing Match, all 8 men were great, but one man that impressed me the most, and i'm gonna choose him for my next draft pick, Is Sami Zayn.", Shane replied "Sami Zayn was impressive, but not as much as the man i pick next, who is the Swiss Superman himself, Cesaro.", after 2 great picks, we move to commercial break to end the second hour of the amazing draft night.
Big Cass defeated D-Von Dudley (w/Bubba Ray Dudley) by pinfall (6:51) | not a good match, not a bad match either, Both men went back and forth until Cass capitalized and hit the East River Crossing to win the victory over the legend.
Cass got to his feet before getting ambushed by Bubba Ray Dudley from behind, both Dudley Boyz beat down Cass until Bubba says "D-Voooooooooon, Get the Table !", as fans said along side them, D-Von goes to get a table but *Sawft is a Sin* hits, Dudley Boyz are distracted allowing Big Cass to hit East River Crossing on Bubba outta nowhere, and he Big Boots D-Von when he tries to make the save, Enzo Amore comes out as fans mark out, Enzo has a mic and says "My Name is Enzo Amore, i'm A Certified G and a Bonified Stud and you can't teach that" Fans say alongside him, Enzo continues, while pointing at Big Cass in the ring "and that guy right there, is Big Cass, 7 feet tall and you can't teach that, How ya Doin !", Enzo gets to the ring and looks down at the fallen Dudley Boyz, Big Cass then says "and to Dudley Boyz, we have got 1 word to describe you, and we'll spell it for ya", Big Cass, Enzo Amore and the fans shout "S.A.W.F.T., SAWFT !", before we go backstage to an Interview with Sami Zayn, Renee asks Sami "so Sami, how do you feel about being part of 2 show stealers in row and they both involve your arch nemesis Kevin Owens", Zayn then replies "It Feels" before Owens interrupted him by beating him down, Owens kicked the downed Zayn over and over and over and shouts "IT FEELS PAINFUL NOW, RIGHT SAMI ?", before getting him up for a package Piledriver, and he hits it, the camera transfers to Shane and Stephanie for the last draft pick of the night, Stephanie says "these 2 have been breaking havoc, everytime these 2 are in 1 building, a fight must happen, that's why i think these 2 should get away from each other", Shane replies "couldn't agree any more, that's my next draft pick is Kevin Owens.", Stephanie McMahon replies "and my next draft pick is the man who just returned, and his tag team partner, Enzo Amore and Big Cass.", before we head to the last commercial break of the night.
#1 Contenders Match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Money In The Bank | Seth Rollins defeated AJ Styles by pinfall (21:41) | now it's time for the great main event, 2 of the best in-ring competitors in WWE Right now, they put their best into this match, Seth Rollins reversed Phenomenal Forearm by kicking Styles in the gut in mid air, and hitting a Pedigree to win the match.
after the match Seth Rollins gets up to his feet, he celebrates but Roman Reigns attacks him from behind, getting revenge for the attack last night, Reigns waits for Rollins to get up before hitting a spear and raising the WWE Championship belt in the air to end the show.
Last Edit: May 29, 2016 3:38:44 GMT -5 by nouratef
Ringside News News Update : RAW Going back to 2 hours and Rumors.
on wwe.com, WWE posted the news that after 200 Episodes of RAW since it's became 3 hours show, it will go back to 2 hours starting from next week, due to the brand split.
there's also heavy rumors that Former WWE and manager of Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Maryse, will go back to the Ring, due to WWE's need for more Superstars for the brand split, there's also rumors that The manager of United States Champion Rusev, Lana, will wrestle more often, after her match at Wrestlemania 32.
There's also rumors that the program of 2 Money In The Bank Ladder Matches will Return in the Next Money In The Bank Event, where there'll be a Money In The Bank Ladder Match for both RAW and Smackdown, and according to that Rumors, we can also confirm WWE will go back to having 2 World Title, but which Title on which brand remains a Mystery, as the Current program with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will end at Money In The Bank, with the winner taking WWE Championship to his brand, while the other brand will either bring back World Heavyweight Championship or make a brand new Belt, which also remains a mystery.
There's also rumors that there'll be a third Money In The Bank Ladder Match for Divas, where Divas from both RAW and Smackdown will fight prrarticipate in this match, there are slight rumors that the Charlotte vs Sasha Banks case is the same as Rollins and Reigns, where winner takes Women's Championship to his brand, while the other gets a new belt or the returning Divas Championship.
There's also rumors that Ambrose will win the Money In The Bank Ladder Match (or one of them in case of the 2 MITB Matches program returning), and will cash in in the same night on Seth Rollins (who will beat Reigns for the belt) and bring the title back for Smackdown, but that's just rumors.