We open with a video recalling last weeks scene with Sting trashing Seths statue.
BEHOLD THE KING! THE KING OF KINGS! Here comes the Authority to open up RAW.
Its the Season Premiere of RAW..... WWE DOESN'T HAVE SEASONS! AGH!
Stephanie touts all the new talents that have arrived within the last year in the WWE, and Triple H states they will all be led by one man... THE man..... Seth Rollins. Fair enough, he IS the first NXT graduate to win the WWE Championship.
Tonight history will be made as STING debuts on RAW to face The Big Show! A little bit of WCW revisited
Triple H asks if we....are.....ready?
IT'S A NEW DAY YES IT IS! The Tag Team titles are on the line.... TRIPLE H AND STEPHANIE ARE DANCING WITH NEW DAY! Oh lawd I'm dyin'!
Rollins talks to The Authority backstage and asks them about John Cena and Sheamus. Triple H says he just solved his own problem..... so we get John Cena versus Sheamus tonight. Rollins does the New Day clap to "YOU! GUYS ROCK!" Stephanie asks Triple H to do the dance and he says "Nah people gotta pay for that."
Renee Young backstage with Charlotte and WOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ric BY GOD Flair! WOOOOOOO!
Ric puts over the Divas Revolution as hard as his heart can handle. Good for him. Good segment too.
To the ring and its PAIGE with Becky Lynch! Commercial break....
Miz tells them to make themselves at home, so Harper tosses out a chair.
Miz flubs a line, says he is not Ambrose and Reigns partner at Hell in a Cell. Ha!
Miz asks Wyatt what he wants. He says he wants suffering. He says what he wants most of all is people to know that no matter who shows up at Night of Champions will all fall down.
Sierra.Hotel.India.Echo.Lima.Delta..... here comes Ambrose and Reigns!
They immediately attack Miz and toss him outside. Now its a standoff with the Wyatts. Reigns calls out Bray for not being a man and needing Harper and Strowman to get the job done. He says he found a 3rd man for their match this Sunday, which gets the crowd very happy. We still don't know who that man is though. DAH~!
Back from commercial and its FEEDING TIIIIIME! Ryback is in the ring with mic in hand. He says Kevin Owens seems to think he has Ryback "All shook up, uh huh huh..." because they are in Memphis, y'see.....
And here is Mr. KO himself. He says he doesnt mean to interrupt... no wait, he does. Brings up the book called "The Secret", a book that Ryback says helped him get through his injury and life in general. Owens says its a book for weak people.
Ryback gives an emotional speech about being knocked down and getting back up, indicating he is no weak man and why he is the WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Owens threatens to beat him for the title, Ryback pretty much accepts. Owens ducks out of the ring and Ryback celebrates in the ring.
So all night they have been showing past clips of Sting's career.... and yes, they showed Starrcade 97, when he beat some guy named Hollywood Hogan for the WCW Championship.
Back from commercial. Charlotte makes her way out first, backed up by fellow PCB teammates.
Next out is the Divas Champion Nikki Bella, along with fellow Team Bella teammates. And there is the Bella-tron showing less than 2 hours remaining.
Very aggressive form from Nikki tonight, something thats been missing from her for a long time. If she defended the title more often, the drama surrounding her reign wouldn't exist.
Focus of attack is Charlotte's left arm. Ring psychology? No way!
Aaaaand a roll-up attempt by Charlotte pulls Nikki's tights down lol
Alicia Fox tries to interfere, Becky and Paige stop it, twin magic puts Brie in the ring and Charlotte rolls her up.... REF COUNTS TO THREE! NEW DIVAS CHAMPION!
But here comes Stephanie to ruin the celebration..... Nikki loses by disqualification and retains the championship. Steph reminds Nikki she still has to face Charlotte this Sunday and if she loses by any means, she loses the title. Well to hell with this....
Back from commercial and its RUSEV MACHKA TIME. And Fake Lana joins him.
And he gets some Cesaro! A completely shaven Cesaro at that! He doesn't look right.....
Ziggler comes out to give Summer Rae a gift, which she is confused by and says she doesnt want it. This distracts Rusev who gets rolled up by Cesaro and pinned for a three count. Ziggler immediately rushes in and superkicks Rusev for good measure.
Back from commercial and we see Rusev and Summer Rae yelling at each other, then Rusev slamming the locker room door in her face. She opens up the gift from Ziggler and appears to like it. Then a loud slam is heard and Rusev is shouting at Summer Rae to get into the room. RUSEV IS GONNA MACHKA!
Looks like we get the thrown out match from earlier on the NoC preshow: Nevile & Lucha Dragons vs The Cosmic Wasteland (Stardust & The Ascension)
Back from commercial and its time for what I assume is the main event. First out, The Big Show! The Authority is shown at ringside. Shenanigans are possible in this match, bank on it!
CAWWW~! And here is The Man! The Icon! STING!
I wonder if we get a Super Scorpion Death Drop from the turnbuckle just like their last encounter years ago....
And theres the shenanigans as Seth Rollins makes the run in. Cue John Cena anytime now....ah there he is. Do we get a tag match now, per traditional "last event before a pay per view" rules? And Triple H confirms. Yep.