WWE RAW Results 2/16/15

WWE Monday Night RAW Results
February 16, 2015
Orlando, Florida
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

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.

John Cena talks about his match against Rusev this Sunday

John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Tonight, we’ll see Daniel Bryan take on the Big Show. We’ll also see Roman Reigns take on Kane. Cena mentions that we are less than a week away from WWE Fast Lane, live on the WWE Network. That crowd in Memphis, Tennessee is going to be rocking, but he’s amazed looking around tonight. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that Orlando is RAW. Cena then throws it to a replay from last week. Rusev and Cena brawled on the ramp. Rusev got the better of him before injuring Cena’s eye. Cena suffered a scratched cornea. Cena says that’s an all too familiar sight: Rusev crushing an opponent, and that opponent was him. Cena is here tonight to say, “No more.” That was his head bashed in the LED board, but he’s here to say, “No more!” Rusev is a super athlete. Rusev is undefeated. Some people say Rusev is unstoppable, but that’s a load of crap. Cena won’t bore us with his resume. Cena will only say, “My name is John Cena, and this Sunday at Fast Lane, I am going to beat Rusev.”

Cena will tell us how he’ll do it. The way you beat an athlete like Rusev is taking the fight to him. Cena has been coming down that ramp for twelve years and sliding into the ring with a smile on his face. Cena says he loves this. Cena loves when people boo, and they boo him. Cena then says he loves when they cheer him, and they cheer as well. This is what RAW is about. It’s about action, excitement, and having fun. Having fun isn’t going to cut it this Sunday against Rusev. For a long time, there have been many people asking when John Cena will change. No matter who the opponent was or what the match was, he always believed in his heart that not only could he win, but he could win his way with a smile on his face. Then along comes Rusev, undefeated, and telling him that he’s lost a step. Rusev says he’s not the man he used to be. Rusev says he lacks the aggression that it takes to compete with an athlete like him. If Rusev wants aggression, he’ll get it. There won’t be any high fives. There will only be five fingers balled up and rearranging Rusev’s face. There will be no smiles. Rusev will only feel reckless abandon. This Sunday, he’ll make history by being the first WWE superstar to beat Rusev. This Sunday, he fights for respect and to win the United States Championship.

Rusev’s music hits, and he comes out with Lana to the stage. Lana says this is typical John Cena spewing the same rhetoric. Cena doesn’t get it. Cena’s problem isn’t that he’s a stupid American (she’s briefly interrupted by a USA chant), he lives in a delusional world where the cup is half full. They live in reality. The reality is that Rusev is the super athlete and the greatest United States Champion. Rusev is superior compared to any other WWE superstar, including Cena, the man who never gives up. Lana says in the past, Cena has come back from a rough beating. Lana promises that there will be no coming back. Rusev takes the microphone, and a USA chant breaks out. Rusev says he doesn’t need the USA. Rusev says he will destroy Cena this Sunday and everything he stands for. He’ll destroy Cena’s body, spirit, and little will to live. It’ll be crushed. Cena says Rusev has never had his ass kicked. If Rusev so much as makes one more move, he’s going to come up there. Rusev will lose that fight.

Cena takes his shirt off and charges up the ramp. Cena tackles Rusev down and viciously punches him in the face. Cena then clotheslines him down and poses for the crowd. Referees come out to keep Cena back. Cena kicks Rusev in the ribs and warns the referees to stay away. Cena then smashes Rusev’s head into the LED wall. Cena steps on Rusev’s face before picking him up and throwing him once again into the LED wall. Cena mounts him and viciously punches away at him as the crowd counts along with each punch. Cena stands over him and talks trash. Lana shouts at Cena to stop. Cena says every man can be beat before posing for the crowd, and the crowd gives him a great hand.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of what just happened between John Cena and Rusev. The commentators then talk about that.

The commentators talk about SNL celebrating its 40th anniversary. They then throw it to a video of Dean Ambrose auditioning for Weekend Update. Ambrose says Bad News Barrett keeps ducking his challenge for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Sources say Ambrose already beat Curtis Axel, a former champion. Those sources also say Ambrose will beat Luke Harper later tonight. Barrett will sign a contract tonight to face Ambrose at Fast Lane with the title on the line, whether he likes it or not. For more on that, we can stay tuned.

Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose comes out holding the contract for the match against Bad News Barrett on Sunday. Ambrose puts it down on the commentary table. The match begins, and they lock up. Harper quickly shoves him down and shouts at him. A “Let’s go Ambrose,” chant breaks out. Ambrose applies a side headlock, but Harper whips him off. Ambrose hits a shoulder block, but Harper backs into the ropes and hits him with his own shoulder block. Harper hits the ropes and blocks a hip toss. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits a headlock takeover. Harper fights up, but Ambrose wrenches the arm. Ambrose takes him down, but Harper pops up and takes him down by the hair. Harper chops the chest before hitting an uppercut. Harper hits a throat thrust before head-butting him. Harper sends him into the ropes, but he misses a pair of clotheslines. Ambrose then takes him down with a running cross-body block before punching away at him. Ambrose hits a low clothesline before dropping an elbow. Ambrose chops the chest and punches away at him in the corner. Ambrose rubs his forearm on Harper’s face before sending him to the opposite corner. Ambrose hits a corner clothesline followed by a running bulldog for a one count. Ambrose puts him in the corner and kicks away at him. Harper reverses a whip, but he runs into a back elbow. Ambrose then takes him down with a flying back elbow. Harper rolls out of the ring to recover. Ambrose goes for a suicide dive, but Harper blocks it and stands him up. Harper then big boots him down!

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial break, Harper connected with a guillotine catapult. Ambrose then dared Harper to hit him, and Harper smashed him in the face with a right hand. Ambrose fights up, but Harper takes him down with a headlock takeover. Ambrose fights up and bites Harper’s hand before punching away at him. Harper runs into a back elbow. Harper charges him again, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ambrose goes to the corner to catch his breath, but Harper runs back in. Harper runs into Ambrose’s boot, and Ambrose connects with a big tornado DDT.

Both men are down for some time, but Harper is first to his feet. Ambrose then pops up on his knees and screams at Harper. Ambrose punches and chops Harper a few times before hitting the ropes. Harper kicks him and hits the ropes, but Ambrose follows him to knee him in the midsection. Ambrose then dropkicks him against the ropes. Ambrose goes to the top rope and hits him with an elbow drop as Harper was standing for a near fall. Ambrose punches himself a few times before going back to the top rope. Ambrose jumps over Harper as he approaches. Harper then catches him with a superkick for a near fall. Harper calms himself down before going for a powerbomb. Ambrose gets out of it and punches away at him. Harper reverses a whip and hits him with a back elbow. Ambrose goes for a rebound clothesline, but Harper counters into a spinning side slam for a near fall! Harper cannot believe it. Harper goes for a discus clothesline, but Ambrose ducks and rolls him up for a near fall. Harper punches him, but Ambrose comes back with a rebound clothesline. Ambrose then connects with Dirty Deeds for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: **

Ambrose goes outside and grabs the contract from the commentary table. Ambrose gets back in the ring, but he leaves on the other side.

The commentators talk about Dusty Rhodes showing up on RAW tonight to try to get his sons to get along. We’ll also see what’s next for Triple H and Sting. Our two main events will be Daniel Bryan taking on the Big Show. We’ll also see Roman Reigns take on Kane.

-Commercial Break-

Triple H is in his office talking with Kane when Big Show walks in. Kane asks what Big Show is doing there. Big Show asks what Kane is doing here. Kane says he’s here because Triple H asked him to be here. He’s a loyal member of The Authority, unlike a certain giant who knocked out his partner in Tag Team Turmoil on Smackdown. Big Show says if a certain Director of Operations wasn’t a control freak telling him what to do, maybe he wouldn’t have been knocked out. Triple H says this has been going on since the Royal Rumble and it’s enough. Kane says Big Show was too selfish and stupid to stick to their plan in the Royal Rumble. Big Show says the only stupid thing from last week was when Kane’s face ran into his face. Kane tells him to try it again, and Big Show says, “May 13th psycho!” Triple H tells them to shut up. They represent The Authority. Triple H asks if they realize how bad they make him look. Big Show asks if they make him look as bad as Sting did last week. Triple H says he’ll take care of Sting tonight. In the meantime, he wants them to make this right. Kane will make things right against Roman Reigns. Big Show will make things right against Daniel Bryan. Triple H is looking for solutions and not excuses. They walk off.

Bray Wyatt is seen backstage playing with an iron spike. Wyatt says, “What happened to you still stirs a rage deep down inside of me and makes me want to do horrible things. Now look at you – you’re an empty shell. Any fear that I once had of you has turned into nothing more than putrid, hateful pity. It’s coming.”

Goldust is backstage with Stardust. Dusty Rhodes walks in, and he says they know why he’s here. He’s here to see that the Rhodes family isn’t broken. Stardust blows some stardust around, and Rhodes says, “Damn it, Cody, that’s what I’m talking about.” For weeks, Goldust has been trying to get through to him. He’ll get through to him because he’s his father. Everything Stardust looks up to mean nothing without family. It’s common blood here. No matter what goes down, he loves them both. Goldust asks if Stardust can do this. Stardust smirks and shakes hands with him. Rhodes says it’s time to show everyone what the Rhodes family can do.

-Commercial Break-

The New Day vs. Gold and Stardust

Dusty Rhodes is seen backstage watching this match on a monitor. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will represent The New Day. Stardust will start against Woods. They lock up, and Stardust applies a side headlock. Woods whips him off and catches him with a waistlock. Stardust gets out, but he runs into a knee to the midsection. Woods wrenches the arm, but Stardust backs him to the corner. Goldust tags in. Goldust wrenches the arm, but Woods whips him off. Goldust clotheslines him down, but he runs into a hip toss. Goldust kicks him away and hits a hip toss. Stardust is tagged in, and he stomps Woods off the second rope for a two count. Goldust tags in, and he wrenches the arm. Goldust goes for a dropkick, but Woods avoids it. Woods connects with a jackknife pin for a two count. Goldust blocks a kick, but Woods hits him with an enzuigiri.

Kofi Kingston is tagged in, and he hits Goldust with a springboard axe handle. Kingston knocks Stardust off the apron before hitting Goldust with a clothesline and a chop. Kingston then dropkicks him down before hitting a leaping clothesline. Kingston connects with a Boom Drop and gets the crowd clapping. Kingston charges him in the corner, but Goldust avoids it. Kingston connects with a springboard cross-body block, but Stardust breaks up the pin. Woods runs into the ring, but Stardust gets him out. Goldust holds Kingston up for a Disaster Kick, but Kingston avoids it. Goldust checks on Stardust. Stardust then moves, and Kingston hits Goldust with Trouble in Paradise for the win. Stardust looks upset at ringside.

Winners by Pinfall: The New Day
Match Rating: *

Stardust gets in the ring and helps Goldust up. Goldust collapses back down to his knees, and Stardust helps him up again. They then hug in the ring. Goldust goes to walk off, but Stardust grabs him and connects with Cross Rhodes. Stardust then leaves the ring and goes off to the back.

Byron Saxton is backstage with Roman Reigns. Saxton asks how the journey has been for Reigns since winning the Royal Rumble. Reigns says at the Royal Rumble, he had to go through 29 other superstars. Then he had to take on the YES! Movement. He gets through all that, and he has to face the beast, Brock Lesnar. When you’re that busy, you don’t think about the journey. You have to think about the destiny: WrestleMania. Saxton says he’s still fighting to get there. Is there any resentment for The Authority? Reigns says The Authority didn’t manipulate him. They also weren’t trying to get Daniel Bryan in this situation. What they were trying to do was ride a wave of public opinion and get Seth Rollins in the match. Saxton says some could say Daniel Bryan rode that wave of public opinion. Reigns says Bryan saw an opportunity and took it. Saxton says he feels like Reigns is tempering his response. Is it because Bryan has earned his respect or is it because if he were in Bryan’s position, he’d have done the same thing? Reigns says he has a ton of respect for Bryan, but if he got thrown over the top rope in the Royal Rumble, he’d take it like a man. He can’t say the same thing for Bryan. The only reason Bryan has any chance at WrestleMania is because of him. He’ll also be the man who takes it away. Reigns tells him to believe that.

Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception. The entire arena does the “YES!” chant as he comes down to the ring. Roman Reigns will face Kane next. The commentators wonder what Bryan is doing out there.

-Commercial Break-

Daniel Bryan is still leading the arena in a big “YES!” chant as we come back from the commercial. Replays are shown of Bryan accidentally dropkicking Roman Reigns last week. Reigns shoved him down. Later in that evening, Reigns speared Bryan. Then on Smackdown, they had to team up in Tag Team Turmoil and gained respect for each other.

Bryan will be on commentary for the next match. Bryan laughs at Reigns questioning his manliness in his interview a few moments ago. Bryan talks about how he never lost his title after being stripped of it. Bryan says he had one less title defense than Brock Lesnar has had. It didn’t need to be stripped from him.

Roman Reigns vs. Kane

The bell rings, and Reigns looks at Bryan. Reigns then punches Kane and puts him in the corner before stomping him down. The referee backs up Reigns, and Kane kicks him in the midsection. Kane goes for a suplex, but Reigns blocks it and hits one of his own. Reigns covers for a two count. Bryan then starts a mini “YES!” chant. Reigns smiles at him, and Kane pulls Reigns face-first into the turnbuckle. Kane then uppercuts him down and chokes him on the ropes. Kane uppercuts him a few more times before stomping him down in the corner. Reigns punches him back, but Kane kicks him in the knee. Kane connects with a DDT for a two count. Kane applies a chin lock and holds it on for a little bit. Reigns eventually fights up and punches out. Reigns hits the ropes, but Kane hits him with a back elbow. Kane drops an elbow for a one count. Kane reapplies the chin lock. JBL shouts that there is a match going on, and Booker T says, “Yeah, what’s your point?” Reigns eventually fights up and hits a back suplex.

Reigns hits a back elbow before jumping off the second rope into an uppercut for a near fall. Kane picks him up by the hair and slams him in the corner. Kane uppercuts him in the corner before hitting some jabs. Kane hits a snapmare before hitting a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Kane sends him to the corner and hits a clothesline. Kane then runs into a boot. Reigns punches him back as the crowd chants, “You can’t wrestle/Yes he can.” Kane reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns then hits him with a jumping clothesline. Reigns comes off the second rope with a flying clothesline. Reigns hits a corner clothesline and stomps him down. Reigns then connects with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Bryan starts another “YES!” chant. Kane uppercuts Reigns and big boots him out of the ring. Kane goes outside and takes the top off the commentary table. Kane goes for a Chokeslam on the table, but Reigns gets out and viciously Spears him down at ringside! Reigns gets in the ring and wins by count-out.

Winner by Count-Out: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/4

Bryan climbs on the commentary table and starts another “YES!” chant. Reigns doesn’t look happy about that. Reigns invites him into the ring, but Bryan doesn’t oblige. Bryan’s music plays, and he jumps around the ringside area doing a “YES!” chant.

Daniel Bryan will face the Big Show later tonight. We’ll also find out what’s next for Triple H and Sting.

-Commercial Break-

Renee Young is backstage with Daniel Bryan. She says it seems like he got under Roman Reigns’ skin. Will these mind games be part of his strategy on Sunday? Bryan says Reigns is an awesome athlete, but it takes more than that to be a champion. You have to be mentally tough. If Reigns had a hard time dealing with the “YES!” chants tonight, there will be a whole lot more of them at Fast Lane.

Bray Wyatt is seen backstage again. Wyatt is holding a hammer. Wyatt says, “His hands may have created this world, but mine will destroy it. Limbo is no place for a soul like yours. I’m waiting for you.”

Byron Saxton is outside the Divas Locker Room hoping to get a word with Paige. The Bella Twins come out holding Paige’s ring gear. They say if she’s going to compete, she’ll do it naked. Paige comes out of her locker room in a towel. She asks Cameron if she can borrow her gear, but Cameron declines before whipping her hair in her face. Paige then sees the Rosebuds, and she grabs one in a fairy outfit.

-Commercial Break-

Summer Rae is in the ring ready to compete against Paige. Paige’s music hits, but she doesn’t come out. Paige’s music hits a second time, and she comes out in the Rosebud’s fairy costume. JBL thinks she should have had this look all along.

Summer Rae vs. Paige

Summer Rae laughs at her before Paige throws her throat-first into the ropes a few times. Paige says this is her house before head-butting her down. Paige puts her in the corner and hits some back elbows. Paige curtsies before stomping Summer. Paige goes to the apron and knees her in the chest a few times. Paige then screams at her. Summer then takes her down with a spin kick for a two count. Summer applies a modified butterfly lock before covering her for a two count. Paige audibly calls for a leg drop, and Summer gives it to her. Paige asks for another, and she rolls out of the way. Paige hits a trio of short-arm clotheslines before dropkicking her. Paige screams again before kicking her down. Paige then applies the PTO for the win.

Winner by Submission: Paige
Match Rating: 1/4 *

The Bella Twins’ music hits, and they come out to the stage. Nikki Bella says Paige is wearing a nice outfit before calling her a loser. Nikki says she makes a beautiful Rosebud. Paige cuts her off and says she doesn’t need an outfit to make her look good. She just needs to win. At WWE Fast Lane, she is going to be wearing something even better. She’ll be wearing the WWE Divas Championship.

Seth Rollins is seen backstage with J&J Security. He’ll face Dolph Ziggler, next.

-Commercial Break-

A video promoting the imminent return of Sheamus is shown.

Replays are shown of Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, and Erick Rowan making a save during the main event of RAW. Ziggler took Rollins and Kane out with a cross-body off the stage.

Seth Rollins is in the ring with J&J Security. Rollins says today is President’s Day, a day on which we are here to honor the great men of the past. That feels like a gigantic waste of time when the living, breathing, literal embodiment of the future is standing right in front of you. The crowd loudly boos that. Rollins says the word “future” is starting to become a little passé. Right now, he is the most talented performer in the entire world. Right now, he is the most valuable asset in all of WWE. Right now, he’s untouchable. He can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. No one can stop him. Rollins says if he wanted to, he could become president. He’s not even old enough to run. He could take over for John Stewart on The Daily Show and make it watchable. What he really wants to do is cash in his briefcase and become the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. His point is that he should be main eventing WrestleMania, but instead he’s forced to deal with these people who are so far beneath him. They have no business meddling in his affairs. People like Erick Rowan, Ryback, and especially Dolph Ziggler. Rollins tells the crowd to spare him the bull crap.

Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage with a microphone. Ziggler asks why Rollins is so mad. It seems like he had a bad Valentine’s Day. Maybe Joey and Jamie got him the wrong chocolates. Maybe Stephanie buckled him into the car seat a little too tight. Maybe Triple H was giving him the talk about the birds and the bees. Rollins says he knows Ziggler fancies himself a comedian, but the only joke he sees is Ziggler’s career. Ziggler is nothing compared to him. Ziggler says Rollins is right. He’s nothing compared to him, especially when it comes to being a whiny, protected, sell out douche. Ziggler will tell him exactly who he is. Ziggler says he’s the guy that raises the bar on what it means to be the best. He’s the guy who took out The Authority. If he can’t do it again, he’ll take out the self-proclaimed future. Ziggler says Rollins’ two Hobbit bodyguards can get out of the ring.

Rollins goes to take off his shirt, but Ziggler attacks him. Ziggler sends him into the ropes and clotheslines him down. Rollins quickly gets out of the ring to regroup.

-Commercial Break-

Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security vs. Dolph Ziggler

We join the match in progress. Ziggler is trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial break, Rollins blindsided Ziggler. Rollins throws Ziggler out of the ring. The referee then catches J&J Security trying to attack him. The referee then ejects them from ringside. Rollins throws Ziggler into the barricade before talking strategy with J&J Security. Rollins puts Ziggler in the ring, and Ziggler catches him with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins immediately gets to his feet and clotheslines him down. Rollins then stomps the mat in frustration. Rollins picks him up, but Ziggler connects with a jawbreaker. Ziggler elbows him in the face before sidestepping a shoulder thrust in the corner. Rollins hits the ring post shoulder-first.

Ziggler catches him with a splash in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Rollins counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ziggler counters that with a roll-up for a near fall. Ziggler quickly ducks a kick and connects with a big spike DDT for a near fall. Rollins holds the ropes to counter a Zig-Zag. Rollins then dropkicks him down for a near fall. Rollins punches away at him while talking trash. Rollins then stomps him before stepping on his face. Rollins goes to the top rope, and Ziggler scales the ropes. Rollins blocks whatever Ziggler was attempting and pushes him off. Ziggler avoids a flying knee to the head. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Rollins avoids it and kicks him in the midsection. Ziggler avoids a Curb Stomp before superkicking him and hitting the Zig-Zag! J&J Security quickly come back to break up the pinfall.

Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 1/2

J&J Security double-team Ziggler until Ryback and Erick Rowan run down to make the save. They clear the ring of Rollins and J&J Security. Ryback starts a big “Feed me more” chant, as Rollins looks incredulous. Triple H is seen watching backstage looking none too pleased. He’ll respond to Sting, next.

-Commercial Break-

The WWE Fast Lane Kickoff show will have Miz TV with special guest Paul Heyman.

Ric Flair warns Triple H about Sting

Triple H makes his way to the ring. They show a video package highlighting his feud with Sting up to this point. Triple H stands in the ring as the crowd chants, “We want Sting!” Triple H says the word on the street is that he’s afraid of Sting. Triple H says he finds that laughable. A “YES!” chant breaks out. It takes a lot more than some mind games and parlor tricks to get under his skin. The fact is at Fast Lane the unthinkable will happen. WCW will stand in the ring with WWE. Sting, the Icon, the franchise, will stand in this ring and do the unthinkable. He’ll go face-to-face, eye-to-eye with The Game.

Ric Flair’s music hits, and the legendary Nature Boy makes his way to the ring to a great reception. Flair hilarious pretends to give a child a high five before slicking his hair back. Flair says before Triple H starts cussing him out like he and his wife do to everyone else every week, he’s out here because he loves Triple H. As a matter of fact, Triple H can’t get mad at him. They’re in Orlando where Triple H inducted him into the Hall of Fame. Triple H said he should have his own wing in the Hall of Fame. There was no argument over who was the greatest of all time. Flair says he’s here to say he loves and respects him. Who wouldn’t? Triple H assumes that Flair is here to sing the praises of Sting, which he’s heard him do ad nauseam through the years. Flair says he won’t tell him his business. He’s just telling him to not take Sting lightly. As Triple H’s father-in-law would say, “Don’t put yourself in a position to fail.”

Triple H says he doesn’t need a history lesson from Flair on who Sting is. He’s a student of the game. Triple H knows how good he is. He watched a young punk take Flair sixty minutes at Clash of Champions. He then watched Sting become the franchise and icon of WCW. Sting was and is WCW. Sting was standing tall on the last WCW show to go down with the ship. Triple H respects and admires that. Then he did the smart thing and disappeared. If Sting came here, he would make it his personal mission to run him out of the WWE. Sting’s legacy was built on Ric Flair’s reputation, and that always pissed him off. Triple H would have kicked his ass on principle alone. Flair says he’s not acting like the Cerebral Assassin right now. Triple H says now Sting comes back to make it personal with him. Sting wants to try to take away what he has. While Sting is WCW, he is the WWE.

Flair tells him to take a deep breath. Sting is already getting to him. Flair says he walks through airports, and people ask him who the best wrestler is. Flair always says it’s Triple H when he’s wrestling. Last year in New Orleans, a thousand people asked if Daniel Bryan could beat Triple H, and he said, “Hell no. Triple H will beat him in five minutes.” Thirty minutes later, he was wrong. In their business, the saying is “a wrestler’s worst enemy is time off.” Triple H isn’t wrestling full time. He’s an executive running a company. Flair wants Triple H to be the best. Flair wants them to run the company. Flair doesn’t want Sting to sneak up on him. Triple H says he respects that. Flair has been in the ring with Sting a million times. Triple H means this with all sincerity. Triple H says he’s no Ric Flair, but the truth is when it comes to kicking Sting’s ass, Flair is no Triple H. Flair sighs into the microphone and chuckles. Flair tells him to do him a favor. When he tunes into Fast Lane, he doesn’t want to see Triple H sitting on his ass like he was last Monday. Triple H shoves Flair down and tells him to look him in the eye. Triple H says there is nothing outside of his wife and kids more important than WWE. If Flair thinks Sting will ruin that for him, he doesn’t care who it is. If someone stands between him and this company, he is kicking their ass. At Fast Lane, whether he goes on his own or he beats it out of him, Sting will never show his face in WWE again. Triple H then walks off. Flair then gets to his feet and leaves the ring after him to his music.

John Cena will guest star on “Parks and Recreation” tomorrow night on NBC. Replays are then shown of Cena viciously assaulting Rusev at the start of RAW.

Daniel Bryan will face Big Show in the main event of the evening.

-Commercial Break-

Darren Young is in the ring with some unnamed rookie. They’re going to face The Ascension. The Ascension assault them before the match even begins. Viktor stomps Young as Konnor disposes of the unnamed partner. Titus O’Neil runs down, and the Prime Time Players reunite. They clear the ring of The Ascension and celebrate with the crowd. This doesn’t get that big of a reaction at all.

The Miz is backstage with Bad News Barrett. Miz asks Barrett to knock Damien Mizdow down a few rungs with tough love. In exchange, he’ll watch out for Dean Ambrose and make sure he isn’t forced to sign that contract. Barrett says he’ll have his people call Miz’ people before telling him that he’ll see him out there.

-Commercial Break-

Damien Mizdow w/ The Miz vs. Bad News Barrett

They lock up, and Mizdow applies a side headlock. Barrett backs him to the corner and punches him down. The referee backs him up, and Mizdow kicks away at him. Miz rings a bell on the microphone and says that means to stop. Miz says he has a scuff on his shoe and wants Mizdow to buff it out. Miz complains about not being able to see his reflection on his shoe. Mizdow does it and punches Barrett before getting back on the apron. Miz calls attention to him, and Barrett knocks Mizdow off the apron. Miz wanted to warn him to watch out. Barrett slams him into the apron before putting him in the ring for a two count. Barrett applies a chin lock, but Mizdow fights out. Mizdow hits the Reality Check and kips up. Mizdow goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Miz rings the bell, which means stop. Miz says he has a spot on his sunglasses that needs to be dealt with. Miz then says it was just a hair. Mizdow then turns into a Bull Hammer for the loss.

Winner by Pinfall: Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Dean Ambrose hits the ring and attacks Barrett. Barrett sends him shoulder-first into the ring post and ties his hands around it with zip ties. Ambrose then forces him to hold a pen and rubs the contract on the tip of the pen. Barrett “signs” the contract. It’s official, I suppose. Dean Ambrose will face Bad News Barrett for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Fast Lane. Barrett is livid.

Bray Wyatt is seen backstage hammering a nail into a wooden coffin. Wyatt says, “What shakes the heart of a man that can never truly die? I believe I’ve found the answer. The answer lives within me. The answer is the creature that lives behind his eyes. The answer is Bray Wyatt. Look around you, man. There is nowhere left to go. The angel with the burnt wings cometh. It’s time. Find me. Find me!” Wyatt then goes back to hammering the nail in. Wyatt then says, “Or I’ll find you.”

-Commercial Break-

The Usos will defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against Tyson Kidd and Cesaro at WWE Fast Lane.

Jimmy Uso and Naomi w/ Jey Uso vs. Tyson Kidd and Natalya w/ Cesaro

They bill this as the first time husband and wife have faced a husband and wife tag team. Jimmy Uso will start the match against Tyson Kidd. Kidd puts himself through the ropes to keep Jimmy back. Jimmy corners him, and Kidd tags his wife in. Naomi is forced to come in as well. They lock up, and Naomi hits an arm drag. Naomi applies a side headlock and takes her down. Natalya applies a head-scissor, but Naomi kips out. Natalya hits a headlock takeover, but Naomi gets out. Jimmy then tags in, and Kidd looks uneasy about having to come into the match. Kidd applies a waistlock before going to a side headlock. Jimmy whips him off, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Kidd then slaps him in the face and quickly tags his wife in. Naomi has to come back in. Natalya applies a side headlock, but Naomi whips her off. Naomi leapfrogs her, and they both go for a dropkick. They both kip up. Naomi kicks her and goes for a wheelbarrow bulldog, but Natalya slams her down. Natalya dropkicks her in the face for a two count. Natalya asks if Kidd wants to be tagged in, but he declines. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Naomi counters into a pin. Natalya reverses it, but Naomi catches her with another pin for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy Uso and Naomi
Match Rating: *

Kidd and Cesaro berate Natalya for losing the match. Kidd impersonates applying a Sharpshooter. Natalya looks like she’s going to cry. Kidd then says it was ok. They all leave together.

The commentators talk about WWE Fast Lane before showing replays of Roman Reigns defeating Kane via count-out. Bryan took away all the steam from Reigns by doing a big “YES!” chant. Daniel Bryan is seen walking backstage. He’ll face Big Show, next.

Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Reigns will be at ringside for Bryan’s match just like Bryan was for him.

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Seth Rollins will face Dolph Ziggler on Smackdown with J&J Security banned from ringside.

Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show

The bell rings, and Bryan quickly avoids Big Show trying to grab him. Big Show screams at him to stand still. Bryan kicks away at him a few times, but Big Show pushes him down. Big Show corners and grabs him trying to get away. Bryan attacks the leg, but Big Show chops his back. Reigns is seen at ringside laughing. Big Show slams him in the corner before chopping the chest. Bryan kicks away at him before hitting the ropes and attempting a chop block. Big Show doesn’t go down nor does he go down the next two times Bryan tries it. Big Show swats him away before head-butting him. Big Show body slams him before mocking the “YES!” chant. Bryan ducks a chop and kicks away at him. Bryan hits some chops for good measure. Big Show quickly turns him around and chops the chest again. Big Show elbows him in the face before telling the crowd to quiet down. Big Show goes for a press slam, but Bryan counters into a sleeper hold. Reigns gets up from his seat at ringside and talks with some fans. Bryan doesn’t look happy about it. Big Show drops down to his knees, but he powers him off. Bryan kicks away at Big Show’s chest while looking over at Reigns signing autographs. Big Show blocks a big kick and chops him down.

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We come back from the break to see Bryan trapped in a chin lock. Bryan tries to elbow out, but Big Show throws him down. Big Show then chokes him with his boot. Big Show chops the chest before head-butting him down. Big Show taunts the crowd. Big Show takes some time before clubbing Bryan down. Big Show tries to get the crowd going, but they’re not responding. Bryan kicks away at Big Show before running into a bear hug. Bryan counters into a front face-lock before pulling him over the top rope. The cameras miss it as Reigns begins to throw t-shirts into the crowd. Big Show blocks a suicide dive and picks him up, but Bryan throws him into the ring post. Bryan kicks away at him, but Big Show throws him into Reigns. They argue a bit. Bryan then sidesteps Big Show, and Big Show kills Reigns with a spear on the floor! Big Show then kicks Bryan down as well.

Big Show puts Bryan back in the ring and throws him to the corner for a running butt bump. Big Show hits the ropes, and Bryan dropkicks him in the knee to take him down. The crowd starts chanting “YES!” as Bryan connects with a pair of corner dropkicks. Big Show grabs him by the throat attempting a third one, but Bryan counters into a YES! Lock! Big Show claws to the bottom rope, and he spits out blood. Bryan kicks away at his chest before kicking him in the head for a near fall. Big Show presses him off him. Bryan goes to the top rope as Big Show gets up. Reigns then gets in the ring and gives Big Show a Superman Punch. The referee throws the match out.

Winner by Disqualification: Big Show
Match Rating: * 1/2

Bryan is on the top rope, and he cannot believe what just happened. Reigns stares at Big Show. Bryan stands on the top rope and catches Reigns with a missile dropkick as he turns around. Bryan then kips up and points at Reigns. Reigns gets back in the ring and powers Bryan to the corner before hitting some shoulder thrusts. Reigns then throws Bryan out of the ring as the crowd boos him. Bryan thinks about it before getting back in the ring. They tussle around as the crowd sits on their hands. They brawl around the ringside area before going back to the ring. Referees hold them back. Bryan points at the WrestleMania sign. Bryan then extends his hand, and they shake hands very quickly. They then pretend to walk away before turning around to brawl again. Bryan dropkicks him over the top rope before hitting him with a suicide dive! They continue to brawl before spilling into the crowd. They go to the timekeeper’s area before Bryan hits him with a chair. Reigns then floors him with a vicious forearm. They then brawl over the commentary table. Bill DeMott and Steve Keirn pull Reigns back. Bryan challenges Reigns to come back. Reigns is bleeding from the mouth and says, “Wait until Sunday!”

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Quick Match Results

Dean Ambrose def. Luke Harper
The New Day def. Gold and Stardust
Roman Reigns def. Kane via CO
Paige def. Summer Rae
Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins via DQ
Bad News Barrett def. Damien Mizdow (non-title)
Jimmy Uso and Naomi def. Tyson Kidd and Natalya
Big Show def. Daniel Bryan via DQ

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