The Wyatt Family, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Randy Orton Kick Off RAW
The post-Night Of Champions edition of WWE RAW kicks off with The Wyatt Family cut-in immediately happening, followed by the lights going out and Bray Wyatt making his way to the ring holding his lantern and being accompanied by his Wyatt Family members Braun Strowman and Luke Harper.
The music fades but the lights stay extremely dim as The Wyatt Family are in the ring now. Bray starts off by addressing Roman Reigns, calling him a fool for attempting to run from his destiny. He continues to talk about The Wyatt Family’s destruction of Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho at last night’s pay-per-view.
Before Wyatt can gloat or talk anymore trash, he is cut off by the theme song of Roman Reigns. With that said, Reigns — by himself — makes his way through the crowd as he heads down to the ring.
The fans chant “Roman Reigns! Roman Reigns!” as he enters the ring with a mic. Reigns says it’s not about Roman Reigns, it’s about Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. He tells Wyatt to send Strowman and Harper “back to the swamp,” claiming then we will see who makes it out of Laredo, Texas tonight, the site of tonight’s RAW.
As Wyatt, off-mic, explains why it’s a dumb idea, Reigns pulls his punk card by saying they don’t need a referee, they don’t even need to have a match. He suggests they just have a fight, so he drops his microphone and stares the trio down.
Wyatt sends Strowman and Harper out of the ring and he and Reigns immediately start trading punches. Finally, Reigns gets the better of the exchanges, including flooring Wyatt with a Superman punch. As Reigns has Wyatt down and pounding on him, Strowman and Harper hit the ring and attack Reigns.
As they prepare to beat him down some more, Dean Ambrose’s them hits. Ambrose charges to the ring as Strowman tries to meet him half way up the ramp. Ambrose runs right past him, hits the ring and takes out Harper. He then hits a dive through the ropes, crashing onto Strowman on the floor, but Strowman still didn’t budge. Ambrose goes back into the ring, runs and dives through the ropes onto him on the floor again, but again Strowman won’t go down. Ambrose hops on Strowman’s back, but Braun just walks around with him on the floor and eventually slams him down.
Meanwhile, Ambrose and Harper are fighting on one side while Strowman is working over Reigns. Ambrose, now with Harper out of the picture, heads over to help Reigns with Strowman. Strowman gets the better of him too. Now The Wyatt Family members are in firm control as the fans chant “Y2J! Y2J!”
As The Wyatt Family licks their chops and prepares to further punish the already down and out Reigns and Ambrose, out of nowhere, Randy Orton’s theme hits. “The Viper” sprints to the ring and starts taking out The Wyatt Family members one man at a time. He back-suplexes Harper through an announce table. He fires away at Strowman with punches now but a Strowman headbutt slows Orton down. Strowman throws Orton back in the ring and goes in after him.
Strowman waits for Orton to get back to his feet, only for Ambrose to come off the top rope with a flying dropkick. Strowman still didn’t go down. And another. He still didn’t go down. Finally, Reigns hits a Superman punch that knocks Strowman over the top and out to the floor, but in old school Undertaker style, Strowman landed on his feet. The Wyatt Family retreats up the ramp as Reigns, Ambrose and Orton stare down The Wyatt Family from inside the ring.
Announcers Hype Some Night Of Champions Outcomes
On that note, we shoot to the announce table where Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton, who officially introduce us to the show and then introduce some video highlights of Seth Rollins’ two title matches at last night’s WWE Night Of Champions pay-per-view in Houston, including what went down with Sheamus and Kane after his match with Sting.
Backstage: Corporate Kane & Seth Rollins
Backstage, we see Rollins outside a dressing room. He barges in thinking he’s going to talk to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, only to see Kane from behind in a suit with his regular short hair. Rollins, in mid-sentence, began talking about how we need to come up with a plan after what happened last night.
Once Kane turns around, Rollins seems confused. Kane asks what they need to figure out a plan for. He insists on playing dumb, pretending tonight is his first night back at work, as if “The Demon Kane” or “Masked Kane” is a completely different person. Before Rollins leaves, Kane tells him that Rollins vs. Cena rematch for the U.S. Championship is scheduled for tonight. Rollins just says, “right. right…” and then walks off confused. On that note, we head to our first commercial break of the evening.