S3 Episode 16 Raw & Smackdown Cards
Episode #16 (July 31, 2020):
Segment: Roman Reigns, The Usos, LLC open Raw already standing in the ring to open Raw to a chorus of boos hopefully. Roman tells everybody to quiet down, which they probably don't do. Roman goes on to say that his journey to win the WWE Championship earlier this year was everything to him. I did everything in my power to return and come back and win the WWE Championship. I even put my entire career on the line. The WWE Championship means so much to me. Then one day later, my entire world comes crashing down around me. Vince, Heyman, Brock, all steal the WWE Championship out from under me. And then, I am not allowed to ever challenge for the Championship again? Bullshit. I've worked so hard, blood, sweat, and tears, given my life and in return, I get shafted by my own boss. SO that was it. Fate was sealed. I had to find my way back into the title. I had to get into the Money in the Bank match. Since the qualifiers were already happening, I needed to get in the last one. I needed to face Keith Lee cause I already knew I could kick his ass. So I looked to my family, my own blood in the Usos to help me out. But I needed to be certain that Black would get taken out. So I talked to my former friend Seth Rollins. He told me that he could hire LLC for me, but he would only do it if The New Day lose that tag team tournament. So I hired LLC to do both. Cesaro and Lashley and Lana all nod in agreeance. So Jimmy, Jey, Cesaro, and Lashley all get their gear and drive up and attack Aleister Black. So much so that he is out for months, all while I'm sitting down with that fool Ricochet chatting about whatever nonsense. Look, I tried to be Mr. Nice Guy, and that got me nowhere. So I had to be ruthless. I paid off LLC, got my family in and they did the work. Then they attacked each other to get off the scent. But there was no scent cause yall had R-Truth to figure it out. And we all saw how that turned out. Roman continues saying that sure, he didn't win the Money in the Bank briefcase and had to deal with Bray Wyatt but that's all in the past. I've got my boys with me and money to spare to hire LLC. I'm coming for that WWE Championship, and there's nothing Heyman or Vince or anyone in the WWE Universe that can stop me. Lights go out and come back and Aleister Black is standing behind everyone. Black kicks one of the uso's head and then tries to start attacking but soon gets outnumbered, but he is able to escape.
Match #1: Shayna Baszler vs. Bianca Belair w/ Naomi
RESULTS: BIANCA BELAIR WINS
-Belair wins with a roll-up, Baszler is upset after the match
Segment: Backstage Interview with AJ Styles. AJ says that he doesn't care what Paul Heyman thinks. Keith Lee is not a star. He's just another twerp trying to take my spot. I've earned my spot in this company by becoming the best all over the world. Then I come here and I almost immediately become the WWE Champion. This kid hasn't yet earned his spot, not while I'm here. And by the way Paul, I'm coming after Brock's title and winning back my WWE Championship
Match #2: 2 Fly Guys vs. The Usos
RESULTS: THE USOS WINS
Video Package: Peep show last week
Match #3: Seth Rollins w/ Murphy & Mastiff vs. The Miz
-During the match, Murphy & Mastiff get involved a lot in the match
RESULTS: SETH ROLLINS WINS
-Rollins wins with a Spear
Segment: Backstage Interview with Bianca Belair and Naomi. Naomi says that last week we got jumped and beaten and this week, thanks to Bianca here, we proved were smarter. We've got brains, and we've got numbers. Bianca chimes in saying that now we want that Money in the Bank briefcase. I beat you, Shayna. Gimme that shot at the briefcase.
Match #4: Alexa Bliss w/ Jax vs. Rhea Ripley w/ Morgan - RAW Women's Championship Match
-During the match, Shayna Baszler is watching this match backstage
RESULTS: ALEXA BLISS WINS
-Bliss wins with a distraction from Jax
Segment: Backstage Interview with Elias. Charly congratulates Elias on his big win over King Corbin last week. Elias says that he doesn't actually think it was a big win last week, seeing that is was just Corbin, but he appreciates the love none the less. Charly asks what Elias's next goal is. Elias says that it's looking like there is no current #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship and he wouldn't mind earning that spot. He's heard rumblings of battle royal down the line but he's just going to wait and see.
Main Event: Aleister Black vs. Cesaro w/ Lashley & Lana
RESULTS: ALESTIER BLACK WINS
-Lashley attacks Black after the match. New Day goes for the save, The Usos attack the New Day mid their run-in. Ends with Black and New Day running them off.
Show Opener: Randy Orton comes to the ring surrounded by security. He stands in the ring and grabs a microphone but looks a little more disheveled than usual. He keeps lifting the mic to say something then putting it down. He can't get his words together. Then Orton just drops the mic and leaves with his team of security without saying anything at all
Match #1: Roderick Strong vs. Mustafa Ali
-Pete Dunne watches this match backstage
RESULTS: RODERICK STRONG WINS
Segment: After the previous match, Pete Dunne runs to the ring and attacks Roderick Strong but before he can do any real damage the rest of Undisputed Era come out and beat down Dunne. Then Kevin Owens runs to the ring with a Steel Chair to make the save and chases off Undisputed Era
Match #2: Sasha Banks vs. Asuka
RESULTS: SASHA BANKS WINS
-Sasha Banks picks up the victory after the lights go out while Banks is in the Asuka lock. When the lights come back on Asuka is out cold and Sasha gets the pin again. She looks disappointed though, she wasn't the one to earn her own victory.
Video Package: One Nation is in a dark room. Posters of each tag team on SD are on the wall. They go one by one "Street Profits." They paint a big x over their poster. "Heavy Machinery" another x. "Mustafa Ali" X "Rey Mysterio" X "We have faced and beaten every tag team Smackdown has thrown our way and scraped and clawed until we made our way to the very top of this division. We are the rulers of the tag division and the pinnacle of what a tag team can be. No one is going to take us off of our mountain. Even if they try, they will only fall like all the rest."
Match #3: Jeff Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin - MATCH IS CUT
Segment: Backstage interview with a debuting Piper Niven asking her about how it feels to be on Smackdown. "Honestly being here on this roster with some of the most talented and dedicated wrestlers in the world is like a dream come true, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna be taking it easy on anyone. I'm gonna fight as hard as I can night in and night out to prove that I can kick some ass and show all the women on the roster that there's a new girl in town, and that I'm gunning for the top spot." Piper heads off for her match next.
Match #4: Piper Niven vs. Peyton Royce
RESULTS: PIPER NIVEN WINS
Segment: Sasha is in her locker room and she finds yet another note which says "Don't think I didn't believe in you. That one was personal. I know this is a confusing time for you but we both know you are much better than that losing streak you were on. I promise I'll reveal myself soon and then we have a job to do."
Main Event: Adam Cole w/ Era vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Roode
RESULTS: ADAM COLE WINS