Back from a break and we get a video previously recorded backstage by Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. Drew says when he speaks, it’s real just like he is. He says while the other Superstars are coasting through life, playing on their phones and just happy to be here, there are two others who are positive they belong here and they are going to show why they belong. Ziggler also speaks and says it’s about to become dangerous, maybe the others should retreat to SmackDown. Ziggler says they didn’t come to RAW to just steal the show, they’re going to take it.
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Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil with Dana Brooke versus Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
Titus and Dolph start things off and Titus throws Ziggler into the corner and he punches Dolph. Dolph with kicks and he tags in Crews. Crews with a clothesline followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Drew with a kick to the head and he tags in. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ziggler tags in and Ziggler with a super kick to the head and Drew hits a reverse Alabama Slam. Drew tags in and Ziggler with a Zig Zag while Drew hits the Claymore for the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
After the match, Dolph and Drew are in the ring and he is asked why did he bring Drew McIntyre with him. Dolph says he never had anyone watch his back and now he has Drew watching his back. He says that Drew is dangerous.
Drew says he is right. He is dangerous. He is especially dangerous to a locker room that has apparently gone soft. He sees no fire or ambition. All he sees are people collecting checks. This is what a superstar looks like and this is how a superstar speaks. Drew says you can trust him when he says the times are a-changing. He is the wake up call and reality check that WWE needs.
Dolph says they don’t care about stealing the show because this is the show.
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We are back and Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.
Dolph says he is back on Raw. A lot of things changed and a lot of things stayed the same. He will always steal the show and he is the best superstar to walk that aisle.
Dolph is interrupted by Titus O’Neil’s music and he is joined by Apollo Crews and Dana Brooke. Titus welcomes Dolph to Raw and he says a lot of things have changed. That includes the creation of Titus Worldwide. If you are looking to maximize your return, look no further than their team. He can take Dolph to the next level in and out of the ring. Titus says that Dolph is a multi-platform superstar. They can rule the planet.
Dolph says what he was going to say is that he did not come back to Raw alone.
Drew McIntyre shows up and he attacks Titus and Apollo.
Drew and Dolph send Titus into the ring post. Dolph with a super kick to Titus and then Drew punches Apollo. Drew hits a Claymore while Dolph hits a Zig Zag.
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NXT Championship – Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Zelina Vega is with Almas tonight at ringside. We get ring introductions for the challenger Almas and champion McIntyre.
The bell rings and here we go. Powerful lock up and Drew pushes Almas to the corner. Almas with a big chop and jumps into a headlock with Drew. Almas with kicks to the legs of Drew and goes back to the headlock. Drew catches Almas with a kick when he floats back from the corner. Drew throws Almas to the ropes. Almas hangs on and poses. Vega attempts a huricanrana to Drew, but Drew counters and tosses her back to the ring apron. Almas sends Drew shoulder first into the steel ring post. Almas with an armbar to Drew over the ropes. Drew counters offense and literally launches Almas across the ring. Drew with an overhead release suplex on Almas. Drew with a second showing his power. Drew comes off the top turnbuckle catching Almas. Drew counters Almas again and connects with a Celtic Cross for a two count. Houston is starting a “3MB” chant at Drew. Almas catches Drew in the corner with a dropkick. Almas with a tornado inverted DDT for a two count on Drew. Almas with a boot, jumps to the shoulders of Drew, tries a reverse and Drew counters with an Alabama Slam for a two count. Almas sends Drew into the ring post off a huricanrana and then quickly catches Drew with a top rope moonsault to the floor! Almas quickly tosses Drew back in and gets a close two count. Almas catches Drew with double knees to the corner. Drew with a sitdown powerbomb for a two count on Almas. Drew catches Almas with the Future Shock DDT. Almas kicks out. Almas drops Drew in the corner over the turnbuckle. Almas with a knee charge to Drew. Drew kicks out. Almas mounts Drew and throws big rights. Almas bails and grabs the NXT Championship. Inside the ring, Vega with a spikerana on Drew. Almas with a hammerlock DDT on Drew. Drew kicks out. Almas and Vega can’t believe it. Drew catches Almas with his huge boot. Vega puts Almas’ foot on the bottom rope to break up the pinfall. Drew misses his jumping boot. Drew is getting back up on the ring apron. Almas grabs Drew, gets him in a cradle and drops him with a quick DDT. Almas gets the pin. We have new champion!
Winner and new NXT Champion: Andrade “Cien” Almas
After the match, Vega jumps in the ring and starts celebrating. Almas almost can’t believe he won as he begins celebrating with the NXT Championship. We see a shot of a very upset Drew McIntyre just starting to recover in the ring.
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McIntyre and Almas face off before TakeOver
Back at ringside, Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring to confront Andrade “Cien” Almas. Drew says it’s great when a plan comes together, congratulating Almas and Vega on their plan to get “Cien” a shot at the title at Takeover. Now they’re both in trouble…it’s one thing to ask for the opportunity, but when reality sets in, that’s when you find out what kind of man you truly are because it’s clear what kind of man Drew is! When the lights are on in Houston, will Almas be able to say the same? Vega has been rambling about mountains, but Almas is gonna find out real quick that Drew IS the bloody mountain! Drew asks one more time for Almas to come out and face him man to man. Don’t do it to prove something to me or Vega, do it to prove it to yourself. Come out and face me like a man…unless of course Vega won’t let you off the leash! Andrade’s music hits, but Vega is out on the stage with a big smile on her face. Suddenly, Almas comes storming out taking his suit jacket off as he gets to the ring. Both men trade blows as Drew gets the upper hand…and Vega comes flying off the top turnbuckle, only for Drew to catch her in midair! Drew sets her down as Almas catches the champ with a chop block from behind, before hitting a Hammerlock DDT! Vega picks up the NXT Championship, telling Almas to look at it as they stand tall over the champion.
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