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WWE RAW REPORT:FIVE OF SEVEN SPOTS IN MITB DETERMINED, MAIN EVENT FOR MITB ANNOUNCED, A RETURN, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-05-23 23:02:00

We start off with a look back at Extreme Rules and the return of Seth Rollins.

We are in Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Michael Cole, John Layfield, and Byron Saxton.

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth appreciates the reaction to his return to Raw.

He wants to know if the people of Baltimore are going to let him talk.  He says it has been 200 days since he left.  He has been thinking about stepping inside his ring once again.  Seth says unless you are living under a rock, he is back.  For seven months, he has waited to come back to win back the title he never lost.  At Extreme Rules, he fired the first shot.

We see a photo of the Pedigree by Rollins to Roman Reigns after Roman defeated AJ Styles.

Seth says he feels like the people missed him.  Seth says it was not always that way.  When he put a steel chair in Roman's back to end the Shield, you booed him every time.  You were calling for his head every night.  When he won the WWE Championship, he says you called him the weakest WWE Champion of all time.  You were begging for people to beat him for the title, bu t no one could.  You said he hid behind the Authority.  You went against everything he earned during his title reign.

Then his knee buckled under the weight of carrying this company on his back for so freaking long.  Then he started getting tweets and comments from people saying they missed him and wanted him to come back soon.  He got flowers and so much fan mail, he did not know what to do with it.  Seth says he did not open a single letter and he put it in a garbage can and he lit it on fire.  Seth said he did not need you on his side to win the title or to defend the title.  He says he does not need them to get it back.

Seth says there is only room on the Seth Rollins bandwagon for one dude and that is him.  You weren't there with him when he was rehabbing twice a day to get his title back.  He says that is more work he has done in the last seven months than you have in your collective lives.  Boo him or cheer him.  He is back for one thing . . . the title he never lost.  He redesigned Seth Rollins and he will take back HIS WWE World Championship.

Roman Reigns interrupts and makes his way to the ring. 

Reigns enters the ring and Rollins leaves and goes to the floor.

Shane McMahon's music plays and he shuffles his way on the stage and goes to the ring.

Shane takes a mic and he asks for Seth to come into the ring for a conversation, an adult conversation.

Shane says there is a lot of animosity between the two and it started when you turned your back on the Shield.  Then at Wrestlemania 31, you interjected yourself  into the main event to become WWE Champion, a championship you held until your injury.  He says he knows that Seth wants his title back since he did not lose it.  This match has Wrestlemania Main Event written all over it but we are not going to wait until Wrestlemania.

At Money in the Bank, Roman Reigns defends his title against Seth Rollins.

Michael mentions that the qualifying matches for the Money in the Bank Match will take place tonight.  Miz faces Cesaro.  Byron mentions Dean Ambrose faces Dolph Ziggler.  JBL says that Chris Jericho faces Apollo Crews.  Michael says AJ Styles faces Kevin Owens.  Byron says that Sheamus faces Sami Zayn.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Renee Young asks about Sheamus winning the briefcase last year and cashing in.  Sheamus wants to know about what type of era puts him in a qualifying match against a guy named Sami Zayn.  Seeing him skip to the ring with his stupid hat on his head.  He says that Sami is Canadian and not even from this country.  Sheamus tells parents will little children to take them out of the room because what he is about to do is not for all ages.

Match Number One:  Sami Zayn versus Sheamus in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

They lock up and Sheamus backs Zayn into the corner.  They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock and take down.  Sheamus with a wrist lock.  Sheamus continues to work on the arm and Sheamus with a side head lock and shoudler tackle.  Zayn with a drop kick and chop followed by a punch.  Zayn chops Sheamus and connects with forearms but Sheamus with a knee lift and boot to the chest.   Sheamus with a leg drop and then he sends Zayn over the top rope but Zayn lands on the apron and Zayn with a shoudler and he flips over Sheamus and hits a head scissors take down.

Sheamus goes to the floor and Zayn follows and punches Sheamus.  Sheamus with punches and then Zayn is sent into the ringside barrier but Zayn jumps onto the barrier and he hits a moonsault.  Sheamus with a running knee to knock Zayn off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus points to the briefcase but Zayn punches Sheamus.  Sheamus with a power slam and he gets a near fall.  Sheamus puts Zayn on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex but Zayn blocks it and he punches Zayn.  Sheamus falls off the turnbuckles and Zayn leaps over Sheamus.  Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall.   Zayn with a clothesline  Zayn with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.  Zayn and Sheamus with punches until Zayn takes control.  Zayn goes to the ropes for an arm drag but Sheamus kicks the ropes and Zayn is crotched.  Zayn avoids a Brogue Kick and clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope.  Sheamus with a forearm to stop Zayn from going over the top rope to the floor but Zayn with a Helluva Kick for the three count.

Winner:  Sami Zayn (Qualifies for Money in the Bank Match)

After the match, Sheamus cannot believe that he lost his qualifying match.  Sheamus has a few veins bulging in his neck as he throws a tantrum.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Renee Young is with Apollo Crews in the interview area.  She asks Apollo if he thinks he has an advantage since Chris was in the Asylum match.  Apollo says that anyone who went through all of that has to be feeling it the next day.  Apollo says he is part of the new era and Sheamus attacks Apollo and says that he is here to knock down the New Era.

The New Day makes their way to the ring and there is a cake in the center and it is a birthday cake.

Xavier says as of last night, the New Day is still your WWE World Tag Team Champions.  Kofi says this here cake is not to celebrate their victory.  This cake is out here because Raw has been going strong for 1,200 episodes.  Xavier says Raw is over 23 years old.  Kofi says they want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAW.

Big E stops them and he says that a WWE ring is never safe for a cake, so Big E says they will take it out of the ring and save it for later.  Xavier says you wouldn't want this cake to be in anyone's face, especially anyone in the first row, especially that little boy . . .  or JBL and Big E teases JBL.  What about the face of Byron Saxton?  

The Social Outcasts attack Xavier and Kofi from behind and they send Xavier and Kofi to the floor.

We have an inside the ring BO TRAIN.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E versus Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, and Heath Slater

Slater gets his feet up and goes to the turnbuckles but Kofi with a super rana.  Kofi kicks Slater in the corner and Woods tags in and kicks Slater.  Big E with kicks.  Kofi comes back in and Xavier goes for Francesca while Big E kicks Slater.  Kofi is Irish whipped into the corner for a drop kick.  Kofi with a forearm to the back and Big E picks up Slater for a Snake Eyes and Kofi and Xavier kick Slater.  Bo and Curtis pull Heath to safety and Bo wants a BO TRAIN but Slater collapses.  Kofi with a plancha onto Axel and Dallas.  Slater is sent back into the ring and hit the spike Big Ending for the three count.

Winners:  Xavier Woods, Big E, and Kofi Kingston

After the match, Big E grabs some cake but Xavier and Kofi stop him.  They tell him to get Heath and Big E sends Heath into the cake.

We go to commercial.

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