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By Richard Trionfo on 2015-08-31 23:02:38
We begin with a look back at what happened last week on Raw when Seth Rollins was supposed to get a statue unveiled. Instead, he was surprised by the return of the VIGILANTE Sting.

We are in Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Byron Saxton, Michael Cole, and John Layfield.

Sting makes his way to the ring.

Sting says it feels good to be back in Tampa. The last time he was in this ring was at Wrestlemania against Triple H and he was pushed to his limits. No matter what happened, he will have respect for Triple H. That was then and this is now and this is Monday Night Raw. Sting says he has his sights set on the sell out Seth Rollins. As good as he is, and he is really good, he is no Triple H.

Sting says that since Wrestlemania, there has been one injustice after another as Seth continues to hold the WWE Title. Whether it is the Authority having his back, or Jon Stewart helping him, he keeps the title. Seth believes that he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as wrestling legends like Bruno Sammartino, Andre the Giant, or the Ultimate Warrior. That is an injustice because Seth is a legend in his own mind.

Sting says he has wrestled legends all over this world and he has won titles all over this world and one has eluded him . . . the WWE Title. That is going to change at Night of Champions when the last chapter of his career is written and he defeats Seth Rollins for the World Title.

At Wrestlemania, Triple H was man enough to shake his hand when he beat him. Sting says that he will prove that on his best day, Seth Rollins is not half the man that Triple H is. He will prove that Seth is not the man, but a little boy and he is living in his world. He tells the little boy to buckle up because he is in for a heck of a ride.

Seth is in the Authority’s office and he asks about that relic spitting in his face and the face of the Authority.

Stephanie tells Seth to put it in perspective. A victory over a legend like Sting will only cement his legacy.

Seth says this has been the year of Seth Rollins. Didn’t Sting see him cash in his briefcase to win the title? Didn’t Sting see him burn down Suplex City? Didn’t Sting see him break John Cena’s nose.

Stephanie says that Sting said that Seth is not half the man that Triple H is. Stephanie says she agrees with Sting. Legends are not made overnight or in a year.

Seth says they build statues for legends. Seth wants to know where his statue is.

Stephanie tells Seth to ask Sting where his statue is.

Match Number One: Rusev (with Summer Rae) versus Dolph Ziggler (with Lana)

Ziggler with a waist lock and Rusev sends him to the mat. Rusev with a front face lock and he tosses Ziggler across the ring. Ziggler with a drop kick and Rusev goes to the floor. Rusev kicks Ziggler and kicks Ziggler in the chest with a round kick and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a reverse chin lock. Rusev sends Ziggler to the mat and then chokes him in the ropes and connects with a boot to the chest.

Rusev punches Ziggler on the apron. Ziggler with a jawbreaker but he misses the Stinger Splash when Rusev moves. Rusev with a series of elbow drops for a near fall. Rusev goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he applies a sleeper. Rusev backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles to escape the hold. Rusev knocks Ziggler off the apron and onto the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rusev misses a diving head butt. Ziggler with punches but Rusev with a forearm and Ziggler goes down. Rusev with a bear hug. Ziggler with elbows to get out of the hold but Rusev with a knee to the midsection and a hard Irish whip. Rusev with another Irish whip. Rusev misses a splash into the corner when Ziggler moves and Ziggler with a hesitation DDT.

Ziggler with a flying clothesline or two and then he hits a Stinger Splash but Rusev counters the neck breaker into a belly-to-back suplex and Rusev with a flip senton for a near fall. Rusev waits for Ziggler to get up and Rusev misses the jumping thrust kick and Ziggler gets a near fall on a rollup. Rusev with a spinning heel kick for a near fall.

Rusev picks up Ziggler and hot shots Ziggler but Ziggler with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Rusev goes to the floor and Ziggler follows. Rusev with a double thrust to the throat and then he slams Ziggler’s head into the ring steps. Rusev charges at Ziggler and Ziggler moves so Rusev hits the ring steps shoulder first and both men are down.

Both men get back into the ring before the referee’s ten count. Rusev throws an Alicia Fox and Christian level tantrum. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick to Ziggler. Ziggler with a boot to the back but Rusev takes too long. Ziggler tries for a super kick but Rusev moves. Ziggler with a Zig Zag and Summer attacks Ziggler when he tries to cover Rusev.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)

Lana comes into the ring and she fights with Summer. Lana hits Summer again.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lana and Dolph Ziggler are happy about what happened. Renee stops to congratulate Dolph on his win and Lana says something to Dolph before walking away. Dolph says that is not the last we will see of Rusev and Fake Lana. Dolph says he has other things to do and Dolph goes into his locker room.

Renee runs through what is coming up on the show and we see Summer go into Dolph’s locker room.

Nikki says to be the fearless face of the Divas Division, it is an honor. She wants to share her greatest moments with not only her Bella Army, but with the entire WWE Universe. She wants everyone to join her as she moves on to become the longest reigning Divas champion. We go to the BellaTron and we are just over 14 days from that moment.

We go to the Girl From Mexico Box and Becky Lynch says that PCB is going to blow the roof off this building when one of them gets a title match. She tells Alicia that the “B” in PCB can be a real ‘b’.

Match Number Two: Alicia Fox (with Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) versus Becky Lynch (with Paige and Charlotte) in a Beat the Clock Challenge Match

Becky with a rollup for a near fall. Becky with a take down and she gets a near fall. Alicia with a shot to the midsection followed by a snap mare and near fall but Becky bridges out. Alicia with another near fall. Becky with a hammer lock and Becky bridges back to add more pressure. Becky goes for the DisArmHer but Alicia gets to the ropes.

Alicia with a boot to the head. Alicia kicks Becky. Alicia with a drop kick for a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock but Becky with a snap mare. Becky with European uppercuts and clotheslines. Becky with a leg lariat for a near fall. Becky gets another near fall. Becky tries for a slam but Alicia escapes and gets a near fall with a roll up. Becky with the DisArmHer and Alicia taps out.

Winner: Becky Lynch (Time To Beat 3:21)

We are back and Rich Brennan is with Ryback outside his locker room. Rich asks Ryback about his match against Big Show. Ryback says it is months in the making. It is the Big Guy versus the Big Show. This championship means the world to him and he has devoured everything that has gotten in his way. Elimination Chamber couldn’t keep him down. Staph Infection couldn’t keep him down. Triple Threat match couldn’t keep him down. He will prove that he is bigger and badder than the Big Show.

We see Summer running out of Dolph’s locker room and then we see Dolph go into the hallway with only a towel around his waist.

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