A recap of Night of Champions is played as it shows clips of various moments and matches that went on. The cameras cut to the arena as Michael Cole, Booker T & JBL welcome the WWE Universe to Raw! They talk about how tonight is the fallout of Night of Champions, and the next stop is No Mercy!
Seth Rollins' music hits as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring with a mic. The fans begin to boo him already, but he tells them to simmer down. He says that at Night of Champions, he lost the US Championship because John Cena managed to get a win over him. Does it annoy him? Yes. But does it matter to him? Not really, not when he has the title of the big leagues around his waist. He asks the crowd if he needs to remind them who he beat? He beat someone more important than John Cena. He defeated The Vigilante, Sting! He says that he defeated a legend.. an icon in the business- and he's proud of that. But another thing went down in that PPV- and it was the fact that Sheamus got involved. He asks what the hell was his business? He tells Sheamus that he wants to make this clear- he hates him. Always has, and he always will- but if he doesn't stay out of Rollins' way, well, maybe he needs to be knocked into reality by the world champion? The crowd reply with mixed reactions.
But Sheamus' music hits! Sheamus walks to the ring with a mic. The fans shout 'You Look Stupid' as he ignores it. He says that the feeling is mutual, he doesn't like Rollins either- but if he really wants to know what business Sheamus had out there, he'll tell him. The truth is this, at Night of Champions- after Rollins lost the US Championship, everybody thought that he'd lose the big one too. And let's not forget, Triple H said that there would be a back up plan if things didn't go Rollins' way. And let's face it, had it not been for Sheamus? Rollins would've tapped out to Sting! He says that it was Hunter who sent him out there to protect Rollins. And he could've cashed in his MITB briefcase after Rollins won, thanks to him, by the way, but he didn't because of the respect he has for The Authority. Rollins cuts in, and tells Sheamus that maybe he'll need to teach him some respect?
The two men stare off, but John Cena's music hits! Cena comes out, and screams 'The Champ Is Here!' as he gets mixed reactions. He says that it feels great being the champion again. Rollins might not care about the US Championship, and that's understandable- but when Cena was doing Open Challenges every week, he made people care about it. But since he's got a pin over Rollins, the world champion- that puts him at the top of the list to compete for the title. He wants to win his 16th world title while being the US Champion- so how about at No Mercy? We have another champion vs. champion match?!
Rollins is shouting on the mic, saying no way- but Dolph Ziggler's music hits! Ziggler comes out with a mic to a good pop. He tells everybody to hold on a second, and before he addresses the world title- he wants to let everybody know that Lana is at home resting, and she will be back soon- but she sends the entire WWE Universe her love. The crowd cheer and chant We Want Lana. Ziggler says that moving on, we've seen John Cena in the title picture for a long time now. Sheamus has the briefcase. And Rollins has been champion for 6 months! But he feels, that it's time for a change. It's time to switch things up- he's got a win over Rusev. He hasn't had a shot at the world title in ages- and the last time he remembered? Wins DO matter in this business, so how about we have Ziggler vs. Rollins headline No Mercy for the world title?
Stephanie McMahon comes out with a mic! She thanks Sheamus for his services. She says that she likes the fact that the main event scene is heating up around here. She says that Cena has a point when he says he's a viable contender for the #1 contender spot. Ziggler also has a point with his huge win over Rusev. And with Sheamus gaining momentum as of late, he's also right to stake his claim for the title. So at No Mercy? John Cena will face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! The fans reply with mixed reactions, BUT.. we've seen Cena vs. Rollins enough times- so let's make it a Triple Threat match. Tonight on Raw- Sheamus will take on Dolph Ziggler to determine who will go to No Mercy! And she knows that Sheamus has his briefcase and all, but he's impressed The Authority enough to be put in that position- however Rollins cuts in. He asks if she's serious? Stephanie says that she's in charge, you're damn right she's serious! If he can beat Sting, he can beat anyone. Rollins looks in in disappointment as we head to commercial.
The commentators recap the previous announcement, as now it's time for our first match! Big Show's music hits, as the fans boo. He makes his way to the ring with a mic. He says that at Night of Champions- he defeated two bastards that can't hang with him. The Miz was shown to be an after-thought, and as for Cesaro? He was always someone that failed to deliver. The fans boo before chanting 'Please Retire!' Show tells the fans that he's got a long way to go before his career ends. He drops the mic as he waits for his opponent. Neville's music hits as Neville comes out with The Lucha Dragons behind him for this David & Goliath clash!
Match 1. Big Show vs. Neville
Good action as Show has mostly dominated. The match comes to an end when Neville goes for a Red Arrow, but The Cosmic Wasteland appear on the TitanTron! Stardust asks Neville how it felt being thrown into The Cosmic Wasteland? He says that the hero attempted to rise.. but last night? He fell, even with The Lucha Dragons who had no fire!
Stardust hisses as Neville looks on. He jumps- but Show rolls out of the way. Show picks Neville up- KO Punch to the face! He goes for the cover, and gets the win.
After the match, Show celebrates. The Lucha Dragons slide into the ring to help Neville- but Big Show throws them over the top rope with a Double Clothesline! The fans boo, as he turns back to Neville. He motions for another KO Punch as Neville slowly gets up, but Cesaro's music hits! 'The Swiss Superman' rushes into the ring, and Big Show turns his attention away from Neville. Cesaro & Big Show begin to stare off, until Cesaro strikes with a punch! The two men trade shots, as they get closer to the ropes- and Cesaro hits Show with an Uppercut before knocking him over the top rope as the fans cheer! Cesaro screams This Isn't Over as Show looks angry.
The camera heads backstage as we see 'The Party Pooper' Adam Rose backstage. He says that tonight- he faces Roman Reigns, and he's ready to cause an upset in tonight's match when he beats Roman! He's... but the lights go out. Everybody is confused, however- when the lights turn back on, we see Bray Wyatt behind Adam Rose. Rose looks behind him, and he freaks out completely. Wyatt begins to squint, and he says Adam Rose.. I recognize you from somewhere. Rose continues to be shaken, as Wyatt says wait.. I know who you really are. Rose looks around him, but he tells Wyatt that he's Adam Rose- and he's the Party Pooper! Rose walks off as Wyatt continues to squint in realization.
We head back to the arena, as The Prime Time Players' music hit! PTP make their way to the ring for this next match. The New Day's music hit! The tag team champions all come out with mics. Big E tells the crowd not to be sour, for The New Day, are STILL the Tag Team Champions at this hour! The crowd boo loudly. He says he can feel the positivity in the air, and it pleases him! Kofi then takes the mic. He says that at Night of Champions- they not only defeated the former tag team champions, but they ALSO defeated The Dudley Boyz! THAT is a huge achievement, and it's one that everybody should be proud of! Woods speaks, and says that he's glad to see the smiles on the WWE Universe's faces! They beat two tag teams in one night- and it goes to show just how great they are! So for everybody in the building, clap along with us- New! Day Rocks! New! Day Rocks! The crowd chant New Day Sucks as it's time for action.
Match 2. The New Day vs. The Prime Time Players
Decent match between the two teams. It ends with Kofi Kingston & Titus O'Neil being the legal men- as Kofi & Woods hit Titus with a Midnight Hour! Kofi goes for the cover, and gets the win.
After the match, The New Day celebrate- but The Dudley Boyz' music hit as they come out to a huge pop. Bubba Ray tells The New Day not to get too positive- because they've got an announcement! He says that at Night of Champions, The New Day did win- but Prime Time Players were the team that The New Day pinned- NOT The Dudley Boyz! So they went to The Authority- and The Authority made it official. At No Mercy? The New Day will take on The Dudley Boyz at No Mercy for the Tag Team Championships! D-Von screams Oh My Brother, Testify! The New Day are annoyed as we head to commercial.