WWE Monday Night RAW Results
February 2, 2015
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video opens the show that highlights Triple H’s appearance on the live Smackdown. Triple H talked about the controversy coming out of the Royal Rumble match. Footage is shown of Roman Reigns winning the match. Triple H says he’ll make an announcement on RAW that will shake the WWE Universe to its very core.
The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena with a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole, JBL, and Booker T welcome us to the show. We are 55 days away from WrestleMania XXXI.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talk about the Royal Rumble controversy
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring. WWE superstars are seen huddled around a television monitor waiting for this announcement. Stephanie welcomes the crowd to Monday Night RAW. Before they get to their announcement, they want to talk about the incredible Super Bowl game. The Patriots, their team, got the victory. The crowd boos that. Triple H says it wasn’t without controversy. Some people were outraged by the outcome of the game. Stephanie says The Patriots are the champions, and that’s best for business. Triple H says he hopes the NFL can survive the #CancelNFLNetwork movement.
As controversial as the Super Bowl was, the Royal Rumble had its share of controversy as well. Stephanie says they listened to the WWE Universe that night. They’ve been reading social media and hearing the comments. They understand there is some outrage in terms of what happened at the Royal Rumble. They understand why and are going to do something about it. At the end of the day, they can’t let something like this happen. Footage is shown of Roman Reigns eliminating Big Show and Kane to massive boos from the Philadelphia crowd. Big Show and Kane attacked him after the match until The Rock made the save. Reigns then eliminated Rusev to win.
Triple H wants to address the controversy from the start. Big Show and Kane got back in the match after being eliminated. That was wrong. They were guilty of being unsportsmanlike, like the Seahawks. Triple H doesn’t have a problem with that. What he has a problem with is The Rock. The Rock has no business here. He’s one of the biggest superstars in history and will always have a place here (a “Rocky” chant breaks out). They will cheer him and should because he’s transcended the business to go to Hollywood to become the biggest box office attraction ever. He’s not a WWE superstar anymore and had no business getting involved in the Royal Rumble. Part of that is his fault. He lets people back in here because they have a name. Then those people think they can affect what happens in the WWE. That lays on him because he let Sting get away with it at Survivor Series. Sting came back and affected the course of the WWE. That’s unacceptable, and then he did it again. That stops at Fast Lane. That’s why he’s called Sting out. Triple H wants Sting to stand in the ring and look him in the face. Triple H promises to resolve their problem. The crowd chants, “We want Sting!” Stephanie asks if they really want him. They’ll get him at Fast Lane, which is available on the WWE Network for the low price of $9.99. For new subscribers, it’s available for free.
Triple H says that problem brings us back to the original problem, which is the controversy surrounding the Royal Rumble and its winner, Roman Reigns. Stephanie wonders what would have happened if The Rock didn’t interfere. They could have had a different outcome and winner going on to WrestleMania. It makes them question whether that outcome should apply. Roman Reigns will go down in the record books as the winner of the Royal Rumble, but should he go on to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania?
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring to a mixed reaction. Reigns gets in Triple H’s face and asks if he’s really going to take away his Royal Rumble victory. Stephanie steps between them and says they haven’t announced anything yet. Reigns talked very eloquently about his family and heritage. Stephanie says the very family he wants to impress more than anything in this world is the very reason why he should probably not go on to main event WrestleMania.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and the crowd explodes in glee. The entire arena breaks out in a “YES!” chant as he comes down to the ring in a new t-shirt. Bryan stands in the ring and listens to the crowd as they do the “YES!” chant. Stephanie sarcastically says the chant is awesome. Bryan says he’s sorry they’re messing with Reigns because he’s been dealing with that for a long time. If they want to talk about a controversy, how about when they stripped him of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and didn’t give him a rematch? If there’s a World Title shot on the line at WrestleMania right now, then he officially throws his name in the hat because he wants to do it one more time. Triple H says there was nothing out of the ordinary about them stripping him of the title. Bryan failed to meet his contractual obligations. Bryan does deserve a rematch, and they would have given him the opportunity right away. Bryan came back all full of himself and put himself in the Royal Rumble. Bryan shouldn’t have been in the match in the first place. Bryan never lost the championship, and Lesnar never beat him. Triple H says he can see Bryan getting the championship match at WrestleMania.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with J&J Security. Rollins speaks, but the microphone isn’t on. They then awkwardly go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Rollins and J&J Security getting in the ring. Rollins jokes about live TV. Rollins says this is getting ridiculous. Bryan wants a match against Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Rollins says Lesnar would eat Bryan alive. If Bryan thinks he deserves it because he got stripped of the title, he got hurt. That’s nobody’s fault but his own. Rollins welcomes him to the deep end. As for Reigns, he wouldn’t even have won the Royal Rumble if it weren’t for The Rock. Rollins doesn’t get why he thinks he deserves to go to WrestleMania. If they’re looking for someone to go and main event WrestleMania, it’s the man who stole the show in the triple threat match at Royal Rumble. He broke Brock Lesnar’s ribs. If anyone deserves a one-on-one match with Lesnar, it’s Mr. Money in the Bank. Reigns threatens to knock him into next week if he gets any closer.
Triple H tells them to take it easy. They had a huge announcement to make. They listened to the WWE Universe. They’re listening to everyone right now. Triple H and Stephanie whisper to one another. Triple H says he wants to propose something. Tonight, they’re going to have a match. Daniel Bryan versus Seth Rollins. The winner goes on to Fast Lane to face Roman Reigns. The winner of the match at Fast Lane goes to WrestleMania to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Booker T complains that Reigns got screwed. Triple H says Reigns is the one with everything to lose. Reigns can shut down the controversy, remove the asterisk, and stop the booing by accepting this. Stephanie says she understands this sound preposterous. This is Reigns’ chance to prove to the WWE Universe and his family that he belongs in the main event of WrestleMania.
Bryan warns Reigns not to listen to them. How about this? He’ll beat Rollins tonight. Then they’ll go to Fast Lane, tear each other apart, and tear the house down to prove who deserves to go to WrestleMania. Rollins says no one wants to see Reigns versus Bryan. Reigns would break Bryan in half. If Reigns doesn’t accept this offer, it’s because he’s afraid to face him. Reigns doesn’t have the guts if he doesn’t agree to this. Stephanie and Triple H ask what he has to say. Does Reigns accept this? A “YES!” chant breaks out. Reigns thinks about it. Stephanie says this is the most defining moment of his career. Reigns says, “Screw it. I’ll fight you. I’ll fight you. It’s been one versus all this whole time. Let’s do it.” Triple H says we have our match. Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins. The winner goes on to face Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane. The winner of that match goes on to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
Triple H tells Roman Reigns not to go anywhere. Big Show’s music hits, and he storms his way down to the ring. They’ll face each other, next.
Roman Reigns vs. Big Show
We join the match in progress. Big Show is applying a bear hug to Reigns. Seth Rollins is watching with J&J Security at ringside. During the commercial break, Big Show threw Reigns over the top rope before throwing him into the barricade. Reigns fights out of the bear hug, but Big Show head-butts him out of the ring. Big Show bring him up to the apron with one hand. Reigns snaps him off the top rope before coming back into the ring to his a clothesline. Reigns comes off the second rope with a flying clothesline. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner before backing up and hitting a second one. Reigns hits the ropes and clotheslines him over the top rope. Reigns gets out of the ring and hits an apron dropkick on Big Show. Reigns gets in the ring and sets up for a Superman Punch, but J&J Security distract him. Big Show spears him down for a two count.
Big Show lifts Reigns up by the throat, but Reigns kicks out and punches him. Jamie Noble is on the apron. Reigns knocks him off before hitting Big Show with a Superman Punch. Reigns sets up for a spear, but Rollins hits him with the briefcase. Big Show then Chokeslams Reigns for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: *
Big Show walks off with Seth Rollins and J&J Security. Replays are shown of the end of the match. Reigns angrily looks at them.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen smiling in their office watching what just happened. Triple H says that was easier than he thought. It was so easy to manipulate them. They didn’t even have to talk about stripping Reigns of the match at WrestleMania. Contractually they can’t even do it. Stephanie says as soon as they put it out there that Reigns might not compete at WrestleMania, here comes The Beard. She knew Bryan would come out. Triple H said Seth Rollins then came out. Tonight, Big Show took care of Roman. Seth will take care of Bryan tonight and beat Reigns at Fast Lane. Stephanie says then he’ll go on to WrestleMania. All that’s left tonight is this Stone Cole Steve Austin podcast after RAW. Stephanie wonders what he’ll ask. Triple H says the reality is Austin can ask anything he wants. He’ll manipulate him like they did to everyone else. They kiss as we go to commercial.
Triple H will be the special guest on the Steve Austin Show podcast after RAW ends.
Curtis Axel complains about his Royal Rumble experience
Curtis Axel’s music hits, and he storms his way out to the stage. Axel tells them not to turn the channel because he has something he wants to say. Axel says he never got eliminated from the Royal Rumble match. He got sucker punched from behind. If that didn’t happen, he would have won it. Axel says he wants justice. Axel repeats himself as JBL tells people to change the channel. Axel gets on the second rope and points at the WrestleMania sign. Axel says he wants Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The commentators laugh at him.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring. Ambrose punches away at Axel before throwing him over the top rope. Ambrose simply says, “Now you’re eliminated.” While we’re out here making demands, he has a demand of his own. After the Royal Rumble PPV last week, he took a long walk to clear his head and plan his next move. He trudged his way through the ice and snow to WWE Headquarters and took a look around. He found a wall with a bunch of nice pictures on it. There were past World Champions and Intercontinental Champions. Ambrose says his face would look great on that wall. Two weeks ago, he pinned Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett. That means he’s in line for a title match, and he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. Ambrose is coming after that championship and will get his face on that wall at WWE Headquarters. Ambrose says, “Strap yourself in for a wild ride with Dean Ambrose on the road to Fast Lane.”
Axel attacks Ambrose from behind and rips his jacket off. Axel punches him into the ropes, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline. Ambrose connects with Dirty Deeds, and his music hits. Ambrose poses for the crowd.
Michael Cole talks about WWE honoring Black History Month. They’ll begin by honoring “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd.
Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins with the winner going on to face Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane. The winner of that match will face Brock Lesnar for the title at WrestleMania.
Gold and Stardust vs. The Ascension
Stardust will start the match against Viktor. Viktor knees him in the midsection and hits the ropes, but Stardust follows him and hits a running forearm. Viktor sends him into the ropes, but Stardust slides through his legs. Stardust flips through a back suplex, but Viktor quickly clotheslines him down. Goldust runs in and punches Viktor down before dragging Stardust to his corner. Goldust tags himself in and hits a pair of clotheslines. Goldust has a whip reversed, but he uppercuts him. Konnor blind tags in, and Goldust kicks and punches him. Goldust hits an inverted atomic drop, but he misses a running boot to the head. Konnor powers him to the corner and kicks him down. Viktor tags in, but Goldust fights them both off. Goldust hits a running boot on Konnor. Viktor runs in, and Konnor chop blocks Goldust. They hit the Fall of Man, and Viktor picks up the pin.
Winners by Pinfall: The Ascension
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Stardust runs in and argues with Goldust over tagging himself into the match. Stardust says his head is on straight before angrily leaving the ring. Goldust looks like he’s upset by that confrontation.
John Cena will welcome Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback back to Monday Night RAW, next.
Stardust is seen pacing backstage. Goldust walks up to him and wants to know what happened. Goldust shouts, “Cody!” Stardust shoves him and tells him not to ever call him Cody again. Stardust hisses at him before walking off.
John Cena welcomes Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback back to WWE
John Cena makes his way to the ring to his usual mixed reaction. Cena will face Rusev at WWE Fast Lane for the WWE United States Championship. Cena says he’s beat up, half blind, and almost broken. After hearing that reaction, there was no way he’d miss Monday Night RAW in Denver, Colorado. Tonight is a special night because when RAW goes off the air, the COO of WWE, Triple H, will have to sit down with Stone Cold Steve Austin. They’ll talk about the state of the WWE. This is what he likes about this. Steve Austin isn’t afraid of Triple H, so he’ll ask questions everyone wants to hear. Triple H will probably dance around the answers. One thing he didn’t dance around was on Smackdown when he said that John Cena was the past. The crowd is mixed to that. Some will side with Triple H and some will side with him. Triple H said that because he has Rollins in his back pocket, and they’ve deemed him the future of WWE. Triple H has rebranded NXT and has a whole stable of WWE superstars ready to come and take his spot. Triple H has a vision for Triple H’s WWE. That WWE is without John Cena. Here’s where he doesn’t like that. The people will tell him he sucks straight to his face. A guy like Triple H will do business with him because he’s afraid to fire him. If he fires him, he’ll have to talk to TV affiliates, sponsors, shareholders, and a Board of Directors. He’d probably have to talk to the fans, but he doesn’t care about him.
The Authority cracked up a scheme to make him give up. They put him in lopsided matches to break his will. They wanted to tarnish everything he ever worked for. If you look at his face, you might see the plan is working. Cena says no matter what the odds are, giving up is something he will never do. All the crap The Authority puts him through only makes him stronger. Along the way, we get to enjoy history-making moments like this. Footage is shown of Sting showing up on RAW two weeks ago to help Cena beat Rollins to get Ziggler, Rowan, and Ryback their jobs back. For the first time ever on Monday Night RAW, the WWE Universe got to see Sting. Cena owes him a heartfelt thanks because he’s officially welcoming back to WWE Erick Rowan, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler.
Ryback, Erick Rowan, and Dolph Ziggler come out to the ring to Ryback’s music. Cena says these three men are proof that The Authority can be beat. If his next roadblock is Rusev at WWE Fast Lane, he’ll prove that Rusev can be beat. Rusev is a 300-pound undefeated weapon of mass destruction. Stephanie McMahon appears on the titantron and says she’d hate to break up a momentous occasion. Dolph Ziggler says she’s going to anyway. Doesn’t she get tired of constantly putting obstacles in their way only to watch them overcome them. Stephanie says neither of them with the exception of John Cena has fought any battles. Everyone has fought their battles for them. That’ll change tonight. Since Ziggler decided to mouth off, she’ll make his match first. Ziggler will face Bray Wyatt. Erick Rowan will face the man John Cena is about to become very familiar with. He’ll face Rusev. As for Ryback, he’ll be in action, next. A “Feed me more” chant breaks out. Stephanie says he’ll be fed until he chokes, gags, and wishes he never came back to WWE. His match is next, and it’s against Luke Harper.
Luke Harper’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring. He’ll face Ryback, next.
Ryback vs. Luke Harper
The bell rings, and they stare at each other before circling the ring. Harper kicks him before hitting a suplex. Harper turns around and sees Ryback on his feet. Ryback kicks him before lifting him up for a delayed vertical suplex. Ryback held him up for a while before dropping him down. Ryback body slams him down before going to the second rope. Ryback starts a “Feed me more” chant before hitting a body splash for a two count. Ryback kicks and chops him in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner for a corner clothesline. Ryback hits the ropes, and Harper dropkicks him down. Ryback pulls himself up on the apron, but Harper big boots him to ringside. Harper leaves the ring and kicks him in the head. Harper puts him back in the ring and hits a slingshot summersault senton for a one count. Harper chops him in the corner. Ryback punches back at him before hitting the ropes and eating a big boot for a one count. Harper applies a chin lock. Ryback fights up and gives him a flapjack. Ryback then sidesteps him, and Harper hits the ring post shoulder first. Ryback rolls him up for a two count.
Ryback blocks a kick and pushes him down. Ryback has a whip reversed, but he comes back with a Lou Thesz Press. Ryback slams his head off the mat before hitting a big splash for a two count. Ryback goes for a powerslam, but Harper slides off and hits a swinging side slam for a two count. Ryback pulls himself up in the corner and sidesteps a big boot. Harper hits the ropes and falls out of the ring. The referee begins counting him out, but he’s back in at three. Ryback hits a spinebuster and sets up in the corner. Ryback goes for a meat hook clothesline, but Harper superkicks him for a near fall. Harper cannot believe it. Ryback fights up and goes for Shell Shocked, but Harper counters into a sunset flip for a near fall. Ryback quickly hits a meat hook clothesline before connecting with Shell Shocked for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: **
Dolph Ziggler will face Bray Wyatt later tonight on RAW.
Cesaro w/ Tyson Kidd and Natalya vs. Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso and Naomi
They circle the ring and lock up. Cesaro takes him down and applies a chin lock. Jimmy fights up and applies a side headlock. Cesaro whips him off and hits a drop-toe-hold. Jimmy quickly locks him in a hammerlock. Cesaro fights up and elbows out. Cesaro chops him a few times before sending him to the corner, but Jimmy puts the brakes on. Jimmy uppercuts and chops him. Cesaro knees him in the midsection before sending him into the ropes, but Jimmy catches him with a flying back elbow for a one count. Jimmy applies an arm back, but Cesaro punches out. Cesaro blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy comes back with a kick to the head. Cesaro falls out of the ring and avoids a flying plancha. Cesaro argues with Jey Uso at ringside. Jimmy takes him out with a running over the top rope splash. Jimmy rolls him back into the ring, but Cesaro quickly gets out. Cesaro snaps him off the top rope and hits a double axe handle. Cesaro punches away at him before picking up a two count. Cesaro rips at his mouth before applying a chin lock. Jimmy fights up and elbows him.
Cesaro sends him into the ropes, but Jimmy kicks him in the midsection. Cesaro sidesteps an avalanche and hits the Cesaro Swing before stopping and applying a single leg crab. Cesaro lets go and hits a double stomp to the midsection for a near fall. Cesaro clubs him before hitting a double under-hook powerbomb for a near fall. Cesaro runs into a back elbow, and Jimmy hits a corkscrew senton for a near fall. They both go for a clothesline before Jimmy connects with one of his own. Cesaro blocks a kick and throws him out of the ring. The referee warns Tyson Kidd to stay away. Cesaro gets out and slams him off the commentary table before putting him back in the ring. Cesaro yelled at Natalya before high fiving Kidd. Cesaro jumps off the top rope into a superkick. Jimmy hits a running hip bump in the corner before going to the top rope. Kidd gets on the apron, and Jey pulls him off. Jimmy goes for a splash, but Cesaro uppercuts him out of mid-air for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Cesaro
Match Rating: **
Cesaro and Kidd celebrate big time as Natalya tags along. Jimmy holds his jaw as his wife and brother check on him. Kidd also hit Jey with a dropkick before going up the ramp.
The commentators talk about the WWE Network being free to new subscribers in February.
Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins in the main event. The winner will face Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane.
Damien Mizdow is seen gathering some fruit from a buffet table. The Miz instructs him as to how many blueberries to put in. Someone comes up and says he’s a big fan. The Miz tells him to go away. The person wanted Mizdow’s autograph, and he happily signs it. The Miz tears it up before telling him to go away. The Miz says Mizdow just doesn’t get it. Mizdow mimics him the entire time. A real star throws a bone to a nobody. It goes to the nobody’s head, and he becomes an arrogant jerk. Mizdow was a joke before he took him on. Miz orders him to stop mimicking him. Miz says he is a worthless human prop before telling him that he’s fired. Mizdow goes to speak, but Miz cuts him off. Miz says philanthropy is a hobby of his, so he makes Mizdow his personal assistant. Tonight, he has a match against Sin Cara. Sin Cara means “faceless” in Spanish, which is exactly what Mizdow will be if he defies him again. Mizdow starts mimicking him again, but Miz orders him to stop. Mizdow is no longer his stunt double. He’s his personal assistant, so he can assist him in the match and also making him a fruit smoothie.
John Cena is sitting in his locker room when Erick Rowan walks in. Rowan removes his mask and says his entire life, he’s been treated as an animal. No one has ever stood up for him like that. Rowan thanks him for standing up for him. Cena says he never should have been fired in the first place. Rowan says he’d like to think his time away made him a changed man. Rowan thanks Cena. For that, he’d like to do Cena a favor when he takes on Rusev tonight. Cena instructs him to be on his game as Rusev is a dangerous man. Cena tells him not to take Rusev lightly. They shake hands, and Rowan walks off.
Dolph Ziggler makes his entrance. He’ll be in action against Bray Wyatt, next.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is seen getting ready for his podcast backstage.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt
The bell rings, and they lock up. Wyatt throws him down, but Ziggler comes back with punches. Wyatt quickly uppercuts him before punching him in the kidneys. A dueling “Let’s go Wyatt/Let’s go Ziggler” chant breaks out. Ziggler fights back before hitting the ropes, but Wyatt elbows him down. Wyatt talks trash to him before stomping the head. Ziggler quickly fights him away and hits a dropkick. Ziggler punches him against the ropes until Wyatt puts himself through. The referee backs Ziggler up, and Wyatt viciously punches him down. Wyatt chokes him on the second rope for a few illegal moments. Wyatt goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through and hits a dropkick. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Wyatt sidesteps it and gets out of the ring to recover.
Wyatt takes his time before getting back in the ring. Ziggler quickly clips the leg and takes him down. Ziggler applies a side headlock as the dueling chant breaks out again. Wyatt fights out and punches him down. Wyatt hits the ropes before hitting a senton splash for a near fall. Wyatt applies a nerve hold to the shoulder. Ziggler is in the hold for a long time before fighting up. Wyatt head-butts him before hitting the ropes, but Ziggler hits a back elbow. Ziggler connects with a dropkick before Wyatt rolls out of the ring to recover. Ziggler goes to pull him back into the ring, but Wyatt slams his face off the apron. Wyatt then suplexes him out of the ring to the floor! The referee checks on Ziggler as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a chin lock. Ziggler fights up and punches out. Wyatt pushes him into the ropes, but Ziggler ducks a clothesline. Wyatt then annihilates him with a flying back elbow for a near fall. Wyatt goes back to the chin lock. Ziggler fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Wyatt runs into a back elbow before Ziggler sidesteps him, and he hits the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler goes to the second rope and jumps into an uppercut. Wyatt poses for the crowd before going for a senton splash, but Ziggler rolls out of the way.
Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a flying clothesline. Ziggler splashes him in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Wyatt kills him with a clothesline. Wyatt pulls him up to his feet and goes for Sister Abigail, but Ziggler fights out and hits a big DDT for a near fall. Both men pull themselves up. Wyatt sidesteps an avalanche in the corner before squashing him with a corner clothesline. Wyatt arches his back in the corner and smiles at him. Wyatt approaches him, but Ziggler kicks him. Ziggler misses a famouser, but he connects with a quick superkick to the midsection for a near fall! The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Wyatt and Ziggler exchange punches from their knees. Wyatt gets the better of it with a nasty punch. Wyatt sets up for the end, but Ziggler kicks him and connects with a famouser. Wyatt immediately pops up and hits Sister Abigail for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: ***
Replays are shown of Triple H making tonight’s main event. Daniel Bryan will take on Seth Rollins. The winner will face Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane. The winner of the match at Fast Lane goes to WrestleMania to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are talking about her Fit DVD. Seth Rollins walks in and says her DVD is great. Rollins says the plan was phenomenal. Rollins says he has to ask what the deal is with the Daniel Bryan thing. They’re not really considering him? Stephanie says they have to appease the crowd. They wouldn’t for a moment consider Daniel Bryan going to Fast Lane, let alone WrestleMania. It’s a sign of the faith they have in him. Triple H says Randy Orton was what they thought the face of the WWE was. Orton would complain about everything. Rollins has a great opportunity. That’s why Orton wound up where he did. Rollins says he’s not Randy Orton. Randy Orton isn’t Seth Rollins. He’ll prove once again why no one in this entire locker room can touch him. The fans will go nuts for Daniel Bryan, but he’ll punch his ticket to Fast Lane and stomp out the YES! Movement once and for all.
The Bella Twins will be the guest commentators for the next match. Nikki Bella will face Paige at WWE Fast Lane with the WWE Divas Championship on the line.
Alicia Fox vs. Paige
They circle the ring and lock up. They struggle to gain position before falling out of the ring. Paige knees her in the face before screaming at the Bellas. Paige goes in the ring, and Alicia catches her with an inside cradle for a two count. Alicia big boots her down for a two count. Alicia applies a chin lock, but Paige fights up. Alicia slams her down and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia applies another chin lock, but Paige fights up again. Alicia hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, but Paige comes back with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Paige
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Alicia Fox attacks her from behind and applies a chin lock. The Bella get up from commentary, and Nikki holds the title up. Alicia holds her up in a surfboard stretch, and the Bellas spray her with tanning spray.
Triple H will call out Sting at WWE Fast Lane for a face-to-face confrontation.
Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins with the winner going on to face Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane.
Footage is shown of The Miz shooting his guest spot on the USA Network’s show “Sirens.” Replays are shown of Miz firing Mizdow as his stunt double.
The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Sin Cara
As they made their entrance, Miz admonished Mizdow for posing for the crowd. Miz reminded him that he’s now a personal assistant, not a stunt double. Miz removes his sunglasses before yelling at Mizdow to not mimic him. A “We want Mizdow” chant breaks out. Miz locks up with Sin Cara before applying a side headlock. Miz takes him down as Mizdow stands there stoically. Sin Cara fights up and applies a side headlock. Miz whips him off, but Sin Cara hits a shoulder block. Cara hits the ropes, but Miz leapfrogs him. Cara comes back with a springboard head-butt before chopping him. Cara hits a springboard cross-body before hitting an Olympic Slam. Cara goes to the top rope before going for a senton bomb, but Miz moves out of the way. The crowd is chanting for Mizdow. Miz goes to the top rope, and Mizdow can’t help himself. Mizdow goes to the second rope. Miz admonishes him before snapping Cara off the top rope. Miz yells at Mizdow before getting in the ring and giving Cara a big boot for a one count. Miz punches him before hitting the ropes and booting him in the head for a near fall. Miz applies a chin lock as the crowd chants, “We want Mizdow.” Cara fights up, but Miz stops him. Cara goes to flip through a back suplex, but he lands on his face. Cara rolls him up for a two count. Miz clotheslines him down for a one count, which Michael Cole refers to as a “near fall.”
Miz stomps away at Cara before ripping at his mask. Cara fights up, but Miz takes him down and has a side headlock applied. Mizdow looks into the crowd, and they cheer him loudly. Cara fights up, but Miz hits the Reality Check. Miz poses for the crowd to loud boos. Mizdow gets on the apron and removes his sunglasses to a thunderous pop. Miz yells at Mizdow before being rolled up by Cara for the loss!
Winner by Pinfall: Sin Cara
Match Rating: *
The Miz yells at Damien Mizdow as he just stands there stoically and takes it.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. He’s been called many names in the past. He’s been called a seducer, accuser, and destroyer. But you can call him Bray. He’s been watching you for quite sometime. Oh how they used to fear you. Look what he did. He let the fear turn into love and admiration. He’ll be different. He is the new face of fear. He’s the dragon. The devil is real and can’t wait to see you again. Wyatt laughs before saying he knows he misses him. Wyatt looks at the camera upside down and says, “Find me!” It’s never said whom the “you” Wyatt is referring to.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Erick Rowan
Rusev attacks Rowan before he even gets in the ring. Rusev then whips him headfirst into the ring post. Rusev rolls him into the ring and knees him in the face a few times. Rusev slams him down. The match hasn’t started yet. Rusev stomps him a few times before going to ringside and ripping at his face. Rusev punches him before screaming. Rusev then hits a running kick to the head. A production error shows a random shot of the crowd as Rusev kicks him. Rusev pulls him into the center of the ring and drops some elbows on him. Rusev stomps the spine before applying the Accolade. The referee tries to pull him off, but Rusev won’t release it. Lana gets in the ring with the WWE United States Championship and hands it to Rusev.
Lana says now that they have the crowd’s attention, they would like to invite them to a special movie premiere. It’s Oscar Season, and they’re in for a cinematic treat in cold, harsh reality. This film is not the typical fairy tale ending. This film will show not only the future of John Cena, but also any man who dares cross the super athlete, Rusev. A video is shown of Rusev’s highlights beating up a bunch of foes. They wait for the flag of the Russian Federation to fall, but it gets hung up on the rigging. They get furious as the fans laugh. Rusev grabs the flag he brought down to the ring and waves it around.
Roman Reigns is sitting in a locker room when Daniel Bryan walks in. Bryan says he saw what Rollins did to him tonight. Reigns says Rollins will get what’s coming to him. Reigns doesn’t get mad; he gets even. Bryan says he hopes he’s not banking on getting his revenge at WWE Fast Lane because he’ll be facing him. Reigns asks if that’s a threat. Bryan says it isn’t. Reigns says he doesn’t care what it is. He doesn’t care who he faces at Fast Lane. He’ll win and go on to WrestleMania whether the world or Bryan like it or not. Reigns finishes with, “Now get the hell out of my locker room.” Bryan says, “No problem,” and leaves.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with J&J Security. He’ll face Daniel Bryan, next.
Miz TV will feature Roman Reigns and his Fast Lane opponent as guests this Thursday on Smackdown.
The winner faces Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane
Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security vs. Daniel Bryan
Footage is shown of Daniel Bryan defeating Kane in a Casket Match this past Thursday on WWE Smackdown.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up and tussle for position before Rollins pushes him into the ropes. Rollins releases him, and Bryan pushes him. Rollins applies a side headlock, but Bryan whips him off. Rollins shoulder blocks him down before trying for a hip toss, but Rollins blocks it. Bryan flips over, drops down, and twists his arm. Bryan hits an over the shoulder arm breaker. Bryan repeats the move, and Rollins grabs his arm in pain. Bryan punches him before sending him into the ropes. Bryan lowers his head and eats a kick. Bryan counters a clothesline and his a double under-hook suplex into an arm bar! Rollins quickly gets to the ropes to break the hold. Bryan kicks him in the arm a few times before wrenching the arm. Bryan applies a hammerlock, but Rollins throws him out of the ring. The referee holds Rollins back as J&J Security throw Bryan into the barricade. Rollins then takes Bryan out with a suicide dive. Bryan holds his neck in pain as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Bryan trapped in a neck vice. During the commercial, Rollins hit Bryan with a back elbow. Big Show is at ringside for this match. Bryan fights up, but Rollins takes him down with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Rollins stomps away at him before choking him with his boot. Rollins taunts the crowd before hitting Bryan with a running forearm smash for a two count. Rollins clubs him down before punching him in the neck. The crowd chants for Bryan. Bryan sidesteps an avalanche before punching away at him. Each punch gets a loud “YES!” from the crowd. Bryan backs up and charges, but Rollins catches him with a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins stomps away at him before the referee backs him up. Jamie Noble gets a cheap shot in. Big Show laughs at ringside. Rollins talks trash to Bryan as he pulls his beard.
Rollins wrenches the arm and sends him to the corner, but Bryan scales the ropes and backflips over him. Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits the ropes for a flying elbow. The crowd loudly chants, “YES!” before Bryan starts kicking away at Rollins. Bryan hits the ropes and hits a running kick for a near fall. Bryan uppercuts him before kicking him in the corner again. Bryan hits a running dropkick before putting him on the top rope for a super hurricanrana, but Rollins counters into a sunset flip for a near fall! They trade wild punches before Bryan knees him in the midsection. Rollins kicks back at him, but Bryan ducks one and goes for the YES! Lock. J&J Security gets on the apron, but Bryan dropkicks them off. Bryan then gives Rollins a back body drop onto Noble. Bryan then takes all three out with a suicide dive that sends them over the commentary table!
Bryan rolls Rollins back into the ring and goes to the top rope. Rollins crotches him on the top rope. Big Show is talking trash from ringside. Rollins goes for a super hurricanrana, but Bryan slips out and crotches him. Bryan then hits a ridiculous super back suplex for a near fall! The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Bryan waits for Rollins to get up and leads the entire arena in a “YES!” chant. Bryan goes for the Busaiku Knee Kick, but Rollins counters into a turnbuckle powerbomb for a near fall! Another “This is awesome” chant breaks out. Big Show shouts encouragement at Rollins. Rollins goes to pick him up, but Bryan applies the YES! Lock! Rollins takes a few moments, but he claws his way to the bottom rope to break the hold. Rollins rolls out of the ring, and Big Show checks on him. Roman Reigns runs down and annihilates Big Show with a spear! Reigns stalks Rollins and goes to spear him at ringside, but Joey Mercury is thrown in the way! Rollins gets in the ring and stares at Reigns. Jamie Noble comes in, and the referee stops him. Reigns hits Rollins with a Superman Punch. Bryan kicks Noble in the head and sets up in the corner. Bryan gets the entire arena doing a loud “YES!” chant before killing Rollins with the Busaiku Knee Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: *** 1/2
Daniel Bryan will face Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane with the title shot against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXXI on the line! Triple H is seen angrily watching backstage as Bryan celebrates in the ring. Renee Young asks if Triple H has a comment, but he says he’ll say what he has to say to Steve Austin on the podcast.
Michael Cole hands Daniel Bryan a microphone. Bryan says the fans put him here. They are the ones who have made him. For the fans, he is going to beat Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane and go on to main event WrestleMania. Bryan leads the arena in a “YES!” chant as RAW comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Big Show def. Roman Reigns
The Ascension def. Gold and Stardust
Ryback def. Luke Harper
Cesaro def. Jimmy Uso
Bray Wyatt def. Dolph Ziggler
Paige def. Alicia Fox
Sin Cara def. The Miz
Daniel Bryan def. Seth Rollins
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