Triple H Opens RAW, Handicap Match Announced
The post-Battleground edition of WWE RAW opens this week with a live shot of the fans in the arena and then Justin Roberts immediately introducing Triple H. “King of Kings” plays as Michael Cole welcomes us to the show, which comes from Miami, Florida this week, as “The Game” makes his way to the ring.
Triple H opens by talking about how John Cena retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Fatal Four-Way match at Battleground on Sunday night. He says he’s very mad today, but he has options. He mocks people who threaten and complain on Twitter. He says he could fire everyone or he can relax knowing than sooner or later he always wins.
HHH says he may have to wait four weeks, but at SummerSlam he can guaran-damn-tee that John Cena will no longer be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He says the question is who? Who gets the opportunity? Before he can continue, Randy Orton’s theme music hits.
Orton comes out and says what about me and my rematch? He says ever since WrestleMania he has been owed a championship one-on-one rematch. He guarantees Triple H that if he puts him in a one-on-one match against John Cena at SummerSlam, he will beat John Cena in a one-on-one match at SummerSlam.
HHH says he can appreciate Orton’s confidence and he makes a compelling argument. He says Orton is the frontrunner right now, but he hasn’t completely made up his mind. He says he’s going to give the entire roster a chance to convince him. He wants someone to impress him and go the extra mile.
Orton complains that if Kane would have done his job last night that he would be champion right now. He tells HHH he shouldn’t be considering Kane. With that said, Kane’s pyro explodes, his theme hits and he makes his way down to the ring.
Kane, in his mask, says he hopes he’s being considered. He says he knows he can beat Cena so long as he knows he’s not simply being Randy Orton’s protector. He says he is tired of babysitting.
With that said, Roman Reigns’ theme plays. The crowd erupts as Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd.
Reigns says if they’re going to have a conversation about the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, his name should be in it. He says the last time he checked, nobody wants to see John Cena vs. Kane and nobody wants to see John Cena vs. Randy Orton again. It says it sounds to him like everyone wants to see John Cena vs. Roman Reigns. Everyone cheers. Reigns says “believe that” and then drops the mic and Superman punches Kane. Orton slithers out of the ring.
Triple H says what he believes is that right now Roman Reigns is going to have a match. He says Roman Reigns is going to face Kane and Randy Orton and he’s going to do so right now. The entire crowd goes “oooh.” Triple H’s music plays as he goes out of the ring and gives some marching orders to Kane and Orton. We head to commercial.
Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orrton & Kane
When we return from commercial, the bell rings and Orton starts things off in the ring with Reigns. Reigns takes the early offensive lead over Orton, beating him from one side of the ring to the other until Orton clotheslines Reigns down and tags Kane into the match.
Kane comes into the ring and picks up where Orton left off, taking it to Reigns. Reigns hits Kane with a Samoan drop out of nowhere to turn the offensive tide in the match. Reigns fires away at Kane with punches and then Orton tags in. Reigns immediately starts blasting Orton with punches too. Orton takes Reigns’ leg out and tags Kane right back in.
Kane comes in and goes to work on the leg of Reigns that Orton just set up. Kane continues to go to work on Reigns as the fans try and rally behind Reigns and help get him back into the match. Reigns starts showing some signs of life, firing away at Kane with punches, but Kane quickly kills his momentum with a big clothesline.
Reigns goes flying through the second ropes and crashes out to the floor at the hands of Kane. Kane goes out to deliver some additional punishment on the floor, however Reigns slams Kane into the ring side steps to regain the offensive advantage. We head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Reigns is still being beaten down, as Kane and Orton take turns tagging in and out to keep a fresh man on him. This continues for a while until Reigns makes his comeback, hitting all of his usual spots. Orton and Kane end up arguing in the corner at one point, where Kane grabs Orton by the throat, but Reigns strikes again, hitting Kane with a Superman punch. Orton bails at this point as Reigns follows up on Kane with a spear for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After The Match
After the match, Orton comes back to the ring, where Reigns is still standing. Reigns is waiting for him to get in the ring, but Orton ultimately decides not to. Orton slowly walks away again as Reigns stands tall in the ring as the winner.