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WWE Raw results, Aug. 3, 2015: Superstars and Divas honor Roddy Piper and Brock Lesnar returns with a message for The Undertaker

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. Neville

Neville vs. Seth Rollins - WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The Man That Gravity Forgot has a career-defining opportunity for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Raw.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Champ is … not here, thanks to a knee to "The Face That Runs the Place" from Seth Rollins that  turned John Cena’s nose into mush and condemned him to a rare stint on the injured list. But while The Champ mulls Rollins’ winner take all, title-for-title challenge for SummerSlam, the dueling factors of nostalgia and hubris (San Jose is where Rollins won the WWE World Heavyweight Title and Cena started his own U.S. Open Challenge) moved The Architect to institute his own open title defense in Raw’s opening moments.

Watch:  The WWE roster honors "Rowdy" Roddy Piper |  Neville challenges for the title

Thanks to a few Authority-imposed stipulations — the challenger must be shorter than 6-feet and less than 200 hundred pounds — Rollins thought he was getting El Torito.  Instead, he got Neville. And he almost lost, too, if not for a fateful foot on the ropes that saved Rollins from a three-count after the Red Arrow. The Architect managed to evade the second attempt and win with the Pedigree, but boy, was that close.

WWEShop: See Rollins' audacious new shirt |  Stephen Amell answers Stardust's challenge!

The New Day & The Ascension def. The Lucha Dragons & Los Matadores

The Lucha Dragons & Los Matadores vs. The New Day & The Ascension: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The tag team division erupts with eight-man tag team action on Raw.

The Gordian Knot of the tag team division found itself even more twisted on Raw when four of the teams currently orbiting The Prime Time Players’ titles mixed it up in a rematch of their eight-man rumble on SmackDown. In one corner was the unorthodox combo of The Ascension and The New Day, and in the other was last week’s show-stealers, The Lucha Dragons & Los Matadores — with PTP observing from commentary.

Watch:  The Power of Positivity trumps lucha libre |  Photos of the tag team match

In a development that would have made Roddy Piper proud, the ne’er-do-wells won the day, all thanks to some well-timed chicanery from Xavier Woods. After a mind-boggling scrum left everybody but Kofi Kingston and both Lucha Dragons standing, Woods got into it with El Torito right as Kalisto prepared to take flight against Kingston. Kalisto dispatched the would-be interloper, but Kingston still got the drop, Trouble in Paradise–ing the Dragon off his perch to claim the win. Positively impressive. Let's see if they can repeat on SmackDown when Mark Henry joins PTP for a six-man rematch.

Charlotte & Becky Lynch def. The Bella Twins

Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs. The Bella Twins: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

Two members of The Submission Sorority square off against Divas Champion Nikki Bella and her twin sister Brie.

Meet P.C.B., short for PaigeCharlotteBecky. They’re talented, they’re gorgeous, and they will tap you out in about five freaking seconds, especially if your last name is “Bella.” How do we know this? Well, two of the Divas division’s newest pledges, Charlotte & Becky Lynch, took on the resident queen bees and almost immediately backed up their moniker, locking in holds that torqued The Bella Twins’ joints into every angle imaginable.

Watch:  Team Bella taps to P.C.B.

The twins were no slouches themselves, though. After taking a fair amount of punishment, Brie managed to escape the Dis-arm-her and give Team Bella some life. But once Becky reached Charlotte, all of The Bellas’ blunt-force offense couldn’t match the former NXT Women’s Champion’s ingenuity. A fresh Nikki found herself  tapping to the Figure-Eight moments later, giving P.C.B. their latest win.

Cesaro and Kevin Owens joined ‘Miz TV’

"Miz TV" with special guests Kevin Owens and Cesaro: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The Miz stirs the pot as he invites K.O. and The Swiss Superman to "Miz TV."

Get the popcorn ready because “Miz TV” is back and two people who hate each other are the guests of honor. Joining “the second most must-see talk show in WWE history” for Miz’s latest interview were Cesaro and Kevin Owens, who have developed a gritty rivalry of late that escalated on SmackDown when The King of Swing pinned K.O. in a tag-team contest. The animosity between the two didn’t exactly cool in the setting of a talk show. Owens called Cesaro jealous of his talent, and Cesaro accused Owens of disrespecting the WWE Universe.

Photos:  Cesaro and Owens come to blows |  Did Owens suffer the Swing?

As tempers rose, Owens balked at Cesaro’s challenge to fight, but settled for a cheap shot by shoving Miz into The Swiss Superman. Cesaro recovered quickly and nearly sent Owens a-swingin’  into the "Cesaro Section," though the former NXT Champion escaped with his body intact, rejecting the fight until his terms are met.

Rusev def. Mark Henry

Mark Henry vs. Rusev: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The World's Strongest Man collides with The Bulgarian Brute.

Somebody’s gonna get his face kicked. Unfortunately for Mark Henry, that “somebody” was him, though The World’s Strongest Man had reason to be optimistic in  his showdown with Rusev on Raw. After all, The Bulgarian Brute was no longer the undefeated monster who humbled the former World Heavyweight Champion last year, and Henry showed the Hall of Pain was quite open for business only a few weeks back. Unfortunately for Henry, Rusev’s own induction into the Hall was cut short in brutal fashion. The Bulgarian Brute smothered his foe from the jump, felling Henry with  two thrust kicks to the face for the pin, and a third one after the bell for fun.

King Barrett def. Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder vs. King Barrett: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The Long Island Iced-Z battles the 2015 King of the Ring.

It would appear that after retaining his kingly status at WWE Battleground, King Barrett has chosen to annex Long Island into his domain. He did so by way of  trouncing Zack Ryder on Raw, but The Ultimate Broski got his kicks (literally) in, mushing His Grace in the mug with the Broski Boot. The former U.S. Champion couldn’t land the Rough Ryder as his follow-up, though, and Barrett capitalized, tossing his opponent over his head and  clobbering him with the Bull Hammer while Ryder tried to recover.

Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar addressed The Undertaker

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman send a message to The Undertaker: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The Beast Incarnate and his vocal advocate have strong words for The Phenom heading into SummerSlam.

It’s been two weeks since Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker nearly tore the house down in the literal sense. Surely The Beast Incarnate and his advocate Paul Heyman have cooled down enough to properly address the situation, right?

Oh, who are we kidding. Heyman was spitting mad as he blasted The Phenom with his signature rhetoric, questioning the extent of the powers of an Undertaker who had to resort to a low blow to one-up The Conqueror at WWE Battleground. Heyman added that the sneak attack was designed to force Mr. McMahon’s hand into sanctioning a Lesnar rematch The Phenom begged for at WrestleMania. Lesnar let Heyman handle the talking,  perching himself on the steel steps while the advocate summed things up thusly: Last time, The Phenom needed an ambulance;  this time, he’ll need the last rites.

Paige def. Naomi

Paige vs. Naomi: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

The Diva of Tomorrow clashes with Team B.A.D.'s Naomi.

Nobody’s going to be unseating P.C.B. anytime soon. After Becky Lynch & Charlotte knocked off The Bella Twins, Paige answered a challenge from Team B.A.D.’s Naomi and gave her sisterhood their  second win of the night. In what was a hot topic on  the “Stone Cold” Podcast following Raw, Paige played defense for the majority of the match, suffering two turnbuckle attacks by Naomi. Paige countered the third, though, shoving Naomi face-first into the turnbuckle, dodging a crossbody and  locking in the PTO for the win. Not B.A.D. at all.

Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Randy Orton def. The Wyatt Family & Sheamus

Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Sheamus: Raw, Aug. 3, 2015

Six of WWE's most formidable Superstars brawl in this high-impact Raw main event.

If there was ever a proper way to pay homage to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, it’s got to be a ruffian in a leather jacket teaming up with two of his friends to beat up a bunch of thugs in the main event of Raw. So kudos to Dean Ambrose (the spitting image of Piper in his Hot Rod tee and leather jacket), Roman Reigns & Randy Orton for getting the job done against The Wyatt Family and the enemy of their enemy, Sheamus.

Photos:  Six-man mayhem closes out Raw |  See the roster gather in Piper's honor

The Viper-Shield combo was a well-oiled machine throughout the entire six-man blockbuster that blew the lid off Raw’s final moments. Even Ambrose, who found himself isolated by the group’s foes, ended up being the difference-maker when he suicide-dove Luke Harper over the commentary table to neutralize the former Intercontinental Champion. That left The Apex Predator free to RKO Bray Wyatt and allowed Reigns, who had been revving up for minutes, to  Spear The Celtic Warrior for the win. Cue the bagpipes.