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WWE RAW REPORT: WHO IS IN CHARGE OF RAW AND SMACKDOWN?, CAN THE NEW DAY DELETE THE WYATTS?, RUSEV SENDS A MESSAGE TO ZACK RYDER, BIG MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-07-11 23:02:00

We are in Detroit, Michigan and your announcers are Michael Cole, John Layfield, and Byron Saxton.

Miz is on the announce table and he welcomes everyone to the 98th day of the Miz' Intercontiental Title World Tour.  He says it is entertaining, captivating, and must see.  You are going to see a massive battle royal to determine the number one contender for his title at Battleground.  From the bottom of his heart, he wants to wish everyone luck because it does not matter.  He will win at Battleground.

Match Number One:  Number One Contender Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Title

The bell rings and people pair off.  Doph Ziggler is on the apron and Viktor punches Bo.  Konnor with a punch to Truth.  Swagger punches Corbin while Gotch works over Ziggler.  Gotch and English go after Goldust and English is eliminated.  We see Bob Backlund watching from ringside so Darren Young is involved.  Darren is being lifted by Bubba Ray Dudley for a suplex but he stays in the ring.  Konnor is eliminated.  Gotch is sent to the apron by Axel and Bubba.  Truth punches Del Rio while D-Von punches Gotch.  Axel is sent to the apron by Bubba and D-Von knocks him off the apron to eliminate him.

Ziggler chokes Del Rio while Truth punches Corbin.  D-Von is put on the turnbuckles and Truth is eliminated by Corbin.  Viktor punches Corbin and Viktor is sent to the apron and he is punched off the apron to the floor and he is eliminated.  Jimmy teases eliminating Jey and that allows them to take care of D-Von.

We go to commercial.

We are back and things look a little clearer in the ring due to commercial eliminations.  We see Simon Gotch eliminated by Dolph Ziggler and Jey Uso by Bubba Ray Dudley.

Ziggler is sent to the apron by Corbin.  Goldust punches Del Rio.  Goldust is sent to the apron by Del Rio.  Del Rio with an enzuigiri to eliminate Goldust.  Bo with a side head lock to Crews but Crews eliminates Bo.  Crews tries to stop Corbin from helping Bubba eliminate Del Rio.  Jimmy is eliminated by Corbin.  Swagger is eliminated by Corbin as well.  

We are down to Baron Corbin, Darren Young, Dolph Ziggler, Bubba Ray Dudley, Apollo Crews, and Alberto Del Rio.

Bubba punches Young on the turnbuckles and Young hangs on to teh ropes.  Crews with a cross body to Del Rio.  Corbin with a boot to Bubba and Young with a forearm to Bubba and he eliminates Bubba.  Corbin with Deep Six to Young.  Del Rio wtih an enzuigiri to Corbin.  Del Rio misses the enzuigiri on Ziggler and Ziggler with a Fameasser.  Ziggler sends Del Rio to the apron.  Del Rio with a divorce court and a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster.  Del Rio goes through the ropes to the apron and Ziggler with a super kick to send Del Rio to the floor, so he is not eliminated.  Ziggler is dropped on the turnbuckles. 

Corbin punches Del Rio while Del Rio hits a double stomp on Crews.  Crews eliminates Del Rio.  Ziggler with a super kick and then Ziggler clotheslines Corbin and both men go to the apron.  Backlund watches intently from the floor.  Ziggler punches Corbin and head butts him.  Ziggler is grabbed by Corbin and thrown over the top rope to eliminate him.  Crews goes after Corbin but Corbin with an elbow.  Crews and Corbin are both eliminated at the same time.

Winner:  Darren Young

After the match, Young leaps into Bob Backlund's arms.

We see the New Day freaking out as they see the sights of the Wyatt Family on their compound.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Shane and Stephanie are having some small talk in the office before Stephanie asks why dad is coming tonight.  Shane says with Smackdown going live and the draft, but it is not that.  Maybe he is here to talk about Brock Lesnar.  Maybe he is here to talk about Mr. Robot.  Maybe he is here to fire someone.

Stephanie says maybe he is here to give someone a promotion.

Seth says Vince is here to see him.  He says he is the face of the future and the number one draft pick.  Seth says he knows they don't want him to talk about Roman Reigns, but he has footage for everyone to see.

Shane says that is perfect for the Ambrose Asylum and Stephanie does not like that idea.

Seth says he has some talk show history and he almost replaced Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.  He suggests the Rollins Report.  He says Roman does not care what people think about him.  He says it will be great.

Seth leaves and Shane says it is all on her.

We take a look back at photos of Brock Lesnar's victory over Mark Hunt.

Brock was asked about facing Randy Orton and he says that he does what he wants to do.  He says his future is laid out since he will be facing Randy Orton.  

Zack Ryder walks in the back and he stops Rusev to tell him he had to prove himself and challenge Rusev on Raw.  He makes the challenge.

Ryder is attacked from behind by Sheamus.  He tells Ryder if he wants a match, he has one against him and it is next.

We go to commercial with Rusev and Lana walking over Ryder.

Match Number Two:  Sheamus versus Zack Ryder

Ryder with a double leg take down and punches.  Ryder wtih a clothesline that sends both men over the top rope to the floor.  Ryder with a punch but Sheamus sends Ryder into the ringside barrier.  Sheamus rolls Ryder back in but Ryder with a baseball slide and drop kick off the apron.  Sheamus begs for mercy but Ryder with a boot and forearms.  Sheamus with a clothesline.  Sheamus misses a shoulder into the corner and Ryder with a running boot for a near fall.  Ryder goes up top but Sheamus crotches Ryder.  Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner:  Sheamus

After the match, Rusev makes his way to the ring and Sheamus leaves.  

Ryder with forearms to Rusev but Rusev with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and a round kick to the head.  Rusev applies the Accolade and he leans back.  Rusev screams that he accepts Ryder's challenge.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at Tyler Breeze and Fandango confronting the Lucha Dragons during the Raw Kick Off Show.

Match Number Three:  Tyler Breeze and Fandango versus Kalisto and Sin Cara

Fandango and Cara start things off and Fandango with a side head lock and an arm drag.  Fandango dances and then he mocks Cara's gesture.  Cara mocks the Fandango dance and Fandango with a side head lock.  Cara with a shoulder tackle.  Cara with a head scissors.  Breeze tags in and Cara chops Breeze.  Cara with a drop kick and then Fandango tags in and hits a boot for a near fall.  Fandango punches Cara and tags in Breeze who kicks Cara.  Fandango tags back in and Fandango with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.  Fandango with punches but Cara tries to fight out of the corner.  Cara with a quebrada and both men are down.

Breeze and Kalisto tag in and Kalisto slips on the ropes and falls.  Kalisto with a springboard cross body and a spinning back heel kick and spike rana.  Kalisto with a jumping round kick that sends Fandango to the floor.  Breeze avoids Salida Del Sol and Cara with a splash onto Fandango.  Breeze with a rollup on Kalisto followed by a super kick in the corner and he gets the three count.

Winners:  Tyler Breeze and Fandango

We go to commercial.

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