The WWE Raw results tonight on USA featured the return of John Cena, appearances by The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, as well as a variety of matches ahead of the SummerSlam 2015 pay-per-view event. Among those victorious on the night were Roman Reigns, Rusev, Becky Lynch, Randy Orton and Cesaro as Raw took place at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to ProWrestling.net in their Aug. 17 report, the opening match featured Randy Orton teaming up with Cesaro to take on the team of Kevin Owens and Sheamus. These guys will face off in singles matches at SummerSlam. For tonight’s matchup, Orton got shoved off Owens on an RKO attempt late, but then hit the RKO on the legal man, Sheamus. Cesaro grabbed Owens and took him out as Orton got the winning pinfall.
In another match, Roman Reigns defeated Luke Harper as Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose were ringside. There was no interference from Wyatt or Ambrose, and Reigns ultimately hit the Superman Punch and a Spear to capture the win. These guys will meet up in a tag team matchup at the pay-per-view on Sunday and it should be an all out war.
Becky Lynch made her WWE Divas singles match debut and was able to defeat Tamina. Charlotte and Paige were ringside as were Sasha Banks and Naomi. Lynch was able to counter one of Tamina’s late moves and slapped on the Disarmer submission to make Tamina tap out. Lynch will join Charlotte and Paige to take on Team Bella and Team BAD in a Triple Threat at Sunday’s big event.
Rusev was once again victorious in dominant fashion with Summer Rae mocking Lana at ringside. Lana watched as a guest commentator as Rusev dismantled Mark Henry and put The Accolade on him for a tap out. After the match, Lana got into the ring and taunted Summer Rae to get in the ring. Summer obliged and got slapped down. Lana called Rusev in next and he tried to intimidate her, until Dolph Ziggler made his big return to take down Rusev. Backstage, Ziggler announced a new SummerSlam match with him taking on Rusev this Sunday.
There were also promotional pieces on The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. Taker cut a promo from earlier in the day in a dark, smoky area, talking about how Lesnar will not “Rest In Peace.” The commentary team talked about the various events leading up to the epic SummerSlam rematch that will take place as well as the big “Title vs. Title” match that will take place between John Cena and Seth Rollins. Those two were set to have a contract signing to end the show.