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WWE Raw results, live blog (May 18, 2015): Payback fallout show

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 18, 2015) from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia featuring the fallout show from the Payback pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in Baltimore, Maryland.

Advertised for tonight: John Cena's US title open challenge is back again, Seth Rollins is still the WWE world heavyweight champion, and much more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



BaconStrips here. Let's do this?!?


WWE Signature and Raw intro


The Authority makes their way to the ring. Of note, there is a table with a covered item that looks suspiciously like a title belt.

Stephanie welcomes us to the show and asks if we've missed her (the answer is yes)....then starts trashing the crowd for not being winners.

She then goes on to put over Seth Rollins, who beat three other opponents last night. Both Triple H and Stephanie says that Rollins has proven himself to be the future by beating everyone in his path. And Triple H told us so.

Stephanie presents "Seth Rollins: Architect of a Dream" before saying that Rollins' opponents (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Randy Orton) are now in the back of the line..

Speaking of championships, Stephanie uncovers the mystery belt, and it is the Intercontinental Championship. She also bashes Daniel Bryan a bit by him admitting that she was right about his injuries and him being a B+ player.

Despite Bryan's injuries, the show must go on, and a new IC Champion will be crowned in an Elimination Chamber match. A video is then played featuring the very structure.

Both talk about the Chamber a bit until they are interruped by (of all people) Sheamus.

Sheamus starts to talk but is interrupted by a "you look stupid" chant. He sucks up to The Authority before saying that an Elimination Chamber match isn't needed. Instead, the number one contender is right in front of them, the man who stopped the Yes Movement.

Sheamus almost begs to be made champion when Ryback comes out. He says that Sheamus looks stupid before putting over Bryan as someone who has more heart and determination than Sheamus will ever have. A yes chant starts. Stephanie interrupts before Ryback shuts her up.

Ryback talks and eventually challenges Sheamus to a match because "The Big Guy doesn't like bowlies"

Steph announces that both Sheamus and Ryback are in the Elimination Chamber. Trips tells the two men to go at it right now.


Ryback vs Sheamus

This was a decent hoss fight that saw Sheamus take advantage of Ryback's ribs. Despite a valiant effort, Ryback lost after Sheamus faked an eye injury that was incurred as he was shoved into the ring post.

Sheamus def Ryback


Backstage, Trips and Steph are chatting about Rollins' celebration. They give Kane the task of putting the celebration together. As Kane talks, Rollins enters with champagne and distributes it to all. They laugh until Dean Ambrose sneaks in. He congratulates Rollins for his assisted win, and brings up the fact that he beat Rollins one-on-one last time.

Ambrose challenges Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Kane says it's up to Rollins to determine Ambrose's shot. Rollins laughs and says no and leaves. Ambrose shows pity toward Kane and brings up Paul Bearer and Undertaker in the process (he also refers to Kane as The Authority's glorified butler). An angered Kane makes a match: Bray Wyatt vs Dean Ambrose.


Renee Young is in the ring and introduces Neville.

Renee asks Neville about his main-roster debut, and he says that nothing compares to competing in the WWE, and nothing compares to proving doubters wrong. When he's in the air, he's invincible.

She asks Neville about his transition, and he is interrupted by Bo Dallas and WHERE IS THE BO-TEE?!?!!?!?!?!?

Dallas starts talking about The Little Engine that Could, and how Neville is The Little Engine that Couldn't. Neville fires back, saying that he bo-lieves that he beat Dallas for the title.

The two men brawl, and Dallas is sent outside as King Barrett makes his way to the ring.


King Barrett vs Neville


This was a pretty good match that saw Neville BEAUTIFULLY sell his injured knee...and Bo Dallas completely steal the show on commentary. Barrett gets the win with the Bullhammer after Neville takes one chance too many with his bad knee.

King Barrett def Neville

After the match, King Barrett leaves Bo Dallas to completely destroy Neville's knee, which he does very well.


Rusev comes out to the ring sans Lana.

The crowd chants for Lana, and Rusev responds by saying that "there is no Lana", and that she needs to learn her place.

Lana does not speak Rusev; Rusev speaks only for Rusev., and Rusev did not say "I quit"

Rusev claims that he beat Cena last night when he made him pass out in The Accolade. The only person that really quit is Lana because she was weak.

Rusev calls for Cena to come down so the match can restart. Who comes down? Lana.

She tells us that Rusev isn't who he seems to be. He's misunderstood, and Lana believes in Rusev. She thought that Rusev would be the first man to make Cena quit. She was trying to protect Rusev because she cares for him.

Rusev responds by insulting Lana, and she retorts that Rusev was REALLY saying "I quit" in Bulgarian (can I get some confirmation on this?)

Rusev calls Lana a liar, and says that he needs no one. He kicks her out and tells her to go to wherever she came from.

Lana walks back to the back as Rusev screams stuff at her.


Dean Ambrose vs Bray Wyatt

This was a very good back-and-forth match that was quite hard hitting and saw both men hit each other with some big moves. The end comes when J&J Security comes out of nowhere. Joey Mercury distracts the ref as Jamie Noble shoves Ambrose into the waiting arms of Wyatt. Sister Abigail gets Wyatt the win.

Bray Wyatt def Dean Ambrose


The New Day vs The Brass Ring Club (WWE Tag Team Championship; Xavier Woods banned)

Before the match, Kofi Kingston and Big E address the controversy surrounding Xavier Woods'  interference and OH MY GOD BIG E BRINGS BACK THE FIVE!!!!!

Decent match that ends when Big E and Kingston start beating the hell out of the BRC, causing a DQ.

The Brass Ring Club def The New Day by DQ

After the bell, every tag team on the main roster come to brawl. This includes The Brass Ring Club, The New Day, The Prime Time Players, The Lucha Dragons, The Ascension, and Los Matadores. These six teams will be in the Elimination Chamber match

I have a perfect word for this segment, but I will not put it in here. You can easily think of the word...


John Cena vs KEVIN OWENS (US Championship)

Before the match, Cena talks about the I Quit match and how he never gave up and how we are proud Americans. The challenge is then issued. Today's victim: KEVIN FREAKING OWENS!!!

"Hello John"

Owens congratulates Cena, and Owens doesn't introduce himself because he doesn't want to take the time. Cena introduces Owens, and Owens drops the bomb that Sami Zayn was injured before his match with Cena. Cena tries to teach Owens about respecting the crowd, and Owens bows it off like a beast.

The two go back and forth, and Owens actually turns down the challenge. However, Owens vows that him and Cena will fight someday...on his terms. Owens then pop-up-powerbombs Cena, takes the title, throws it down, and stomps on it.

Missing: one pair of pants. Possibly seen somewhere in the multiverse.


Dolph Ziggler vs Stardust

I'm still marking over the Kevin Owens amazingness, so bear with me.

Very quick match that sees Ziggler get the win with the Zig Zag.

Dolph Ziggler def Stardust

After the match, Michael Cole interviews Ziggler. He makes fun of disfigured Cody Rhodes before saying that chicks dig scars. Cole then says that Ziggler is the last entrant in the Elimination Chamber match. Ziggler vows that he'll go through 20 more scars before getting his hand on Sheamus.

At this moment, Lana comes to the ring. Her and Ziggler exchange some playful looks before she plants a kiss or two on Ziggler.

After the second, a pissed-off Rusev comes down and the two men brawl. Rusev and Lana have a staredown, and Lana slaps Rusev. Rusev starts growling until he is Zig Zagged by Ziggler.


Erick Rowan and Luke Harper vs Fandango and Zack Ryder

Squash. You can guess how this went.

Erick Rowan and Luke Harper def Fandango and Zack Ryder


The Bella Twins run into Stephanie McMahon. She says that she has scheduled some "counseling" session because of Brie's emotions. Oh, and Brie is banned from ringside during Nikki's Divas Championship match.


Nikki Bella vs Naomi (Divas Championship)

Ho-hum match that ends when Tamina superkicks Nikki as she's going for the Rack Attack

Nikki Bella def Naomi by DQ

After the match, Tamina and Naomi beat Nikki until Paige returns and makes the save, clearing Naomi and Tamina out. Paige them proves that it's her house when she RamPaiges Nikki and holds up the Divas TItle.




Well, my satellite just went out due to a rainstorm. Therefore, the remainder of this show will be a live thread. Be sure to catch up with Geno's recap of Raw tomorrow.

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