WWE Monday Night Raw 08/31/2015 Highlights (Charlotte Beats The Clock, Sting/Cena Stand Together, Dudleys vs. New Day Already)


WWE presented the final Monday Night Raw for August 2015 tonight from Tampa, and it was a come-down show from last week’s blockbuster.

The show opened up with a long Sting promo, where he spent the first part putting over HHH in a gag-inducing display.

The Dudleys went up against the New Day in week 2 of their return to the company and won clean, seemingly blazing right to the title match for the PPV.

Throughout the show Seth Rollins was seen trying to find his statue and talking with Stephanie McMahon, bashing HHH a bit along the way. For the final segment when Rollins came out for a long promo, Cena came out to challenge him for the US Title. Stephanie, upset over the HHH comments, granted Cena his rematch for Night of Champions.

Sting and John Cena stood together in the Raw entrance to end the show, each having at title match with Seth Rollins at the PPV.

The other major show-long storyline saw all three PCB members in matches for the “beat the clock” challenge. Becky Lynch won, then Charlotte, but Paige was not able to win over Sasha Banks in a time faster than Charlotte, so it will be Charlotte taking on Nikki Bella at the PPV.

Here are some of the best videos from the show!

Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Showoff takes on The Bulgarian Brute in this intense SummerSlam rematch.

Sting assesses Seth Rollins’ reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Vigilante kicks off Raw with a bold message for The Architect.

Becky Lynch vs. Alicia Fox – Beat the Clock Challenge: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Lass Kicker battles Alicia Fox to determine which member of PCB will become No. 1 contender to the Divas Championship.

Ryback vs. Big Show – Intercontinental Championship Match: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Big Guy puts his illustrious prize on the line against The World’s Largest Athlete.

Charlotte vs. Brie Bella – Beat the Clock Challenge: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

Charlotte battles Brie Bella for the right to become No. 1 contender to Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship.

Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Swiss Superman continues his rivalry with K.O. in this SummerSlam rematch.

Dean Ambrose vs. Braun Strowman: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Lunatic Fringe takes on “The Black Sheep” in Braun Strowman’s in-ring debut.

Paige vs. Sasha Banks – Beat the Clock Challenge: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Diva of Tomorrow battles The Boss as the final member of PCB to participate in Raw’s Beat the Clock challenge to determine Divas Champion Nikki Bella’s next challenger.

The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley battle the WWE Tag Team Champions in their first Raw match in more than a decade.

Stephanie McMahon agrees with Sting: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

Following Sting’s critical assessment of Seth Rollins, Stephanie McMahon agrees that The Architect is nowhere near as good as Triple H … yet.

Summer Rae’s shower surprise puts Dolph Ziggler in hot water: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

Summer Rae creates some tension between Dolph Ziggler and Lana.

The New Day continue the #SaveTheTables movement: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston speak out about table awareness and the wasteful behavior of The Dudley Boyz.

Seth Rollins gets an unwelcome Night of Champions surprise: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The WWE World Heavyweight and U.S. Champion learns that he’ll need to face both Sting and John Cena at Night of Champions.

Bray Wyatt thanks Sister Abigail for her “gift”: Raw, Aug. 31, 2015

The Eater of Worlds readies the WWE Universe for Braun Strowman’s in-ring debut.