WWE Monday Night RAW Results
March 2, 2015
Newark, New Jersey
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
We go live to Newark. Seth Rollins is out first with J&J Security.
Footage of Rollins crashing “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last week is shown.
Back live, Rollins has a mic in hand. He said he just received word that New Jersey’s own Jon Stewart is on his way to Monday Night RAW tonight. Rollins said unless Stewart wants to get down on his knees and beg for forgiveness, he might as well not show up. He said this isn’t some Jerry Lawler/Andy Kaufman situation. Rollins said tonight he is going to prove that he can do Stewart’s job better because he is the future of WWE. He raises his “Money in the Bank” briefcase and said he is hand picked shining jewel of The Authority. Rollins said unlike “The Daily Show” where they give away tickets for free, everyone in attendance tonight paid to see Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns’ music hits to interrupt Rollins.
Reigns enters the ring smiling with a mic in hand. He tells Rollins not to stop as he wanted to come out live and hear everyone tell Rollins that he sucks live. “Please, continue,” said Reigns. Rollins said he is worth more than Michael Jordan because he can outwork everybody. He said he can out talk Jon Stewart, out rap Wiz Khalifa, out eat Mark Henry (don’t let his abs fool you) and he can even out wrestle Reigns. “I am going to be the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion,” said Rollins in the face of Reigns. He predicts Reigns is about to say the same. Rollins tells Reigns he can’t beat Brock Lesnar. He feels like he can beat Brock Lesnar and can beat Reigns. Reigns reminds how Rollins couldn’t get the job done at the Royal Rumble. He wants to give Rollins an opportunity and has only one question, “Are you man enough to cash in that contract and beat me and Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match in the main event of WrestleMania? Can you do that?” Rollins said he could do that or he could wait until Reigns and Lesnar tear each other to pieces. Then maybe he could cash in on whoever is left standing. “Or maybe I could wait until the night after WrestleMania when the entire world will be watching Monday Night RAW,” adds Rollins. Reigns said maybe he could just push Rollins in his mouth. Reigns with a punch to Rollins. Reigns with a Superman punch on Noble and spear on Mercury. An upset Rollins walks up the ramp.
Nikki Bella defends the WWE Divas Championship against Paige in a rematch from the Fastlane PPV last tonight. Dean Ambrose vs. Bad News Barrett is up next.
Backstage, Seth Rollins is yelling at J&J Security. Randy Orton walks up and says, “Wow Seth, that was…that was embarrassing.” Orton said he believes in Rollins and thinks he should demand a match one-on-one with Roman Reigns tonight. He said that way Rollins can prove he can not only out talk Jon Stewart, but out wrestle Reigns. Rollins said he can out wrestle anyone on the WWE roster and said he will handle this on his own.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose walked out with the WWE Intercontinental Championship in hand.
Ambrose with some knees to Barrett early. Barrett fights back with shots to Ambrose in the opposite corner including a snapmare takedown. Ambrose with more kicks and a chops. Ambrose with a shot off the ropes and then drops a quick elbow. Ambrose with a splash and running bulldog combo on Barrett from the combo. Barrett crotches Ambrose on the top turnbuckle and Ambrose falls down to the mat. Barrett with big knees to Ambrose and then connects with a big boot sending Ambrose to the outside. Barrett takes back his title and holds it up high pointing at the WrestleMania 31 sign as we go to a break.
Back live, Ambrose is fighting to his feet and connects with a headbutt to Barrett. Barrett quickly drops Ambrose catching him with an elbow. Barrett with a shot to Ambrose on the outside and tosses him back inside. Barrett gets in R-Truth’s face at ringside and Ambrose gets involved. Back in the ring, Ambrose with a clothesline to Barrett to the outside. Ambrose then tackles Barrett and tosses him back in. At ringside, R-Truth grabs the WWE Intercontinental Championship and takes a seat back at the commentary table. Barrett with the Winds of Change on Ambrose. We then see Luke Harper standing behind R-Truth at ringside. Harper holds out his hands and R-Truth hands him the title. We see Harper put the title over his shoulder and head to the back. In the ring, Ambrose with Dirty Deeds. Ambross hooks the leg of Barrett and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Backstage, we see a big group of WWE stars around The Miz and Damien Mizdow. He brought everyone together to see the world premiere of his new commercial. Mizdown is trying to warn him. Miz said he doesn’t need to screen it because he lived it. It turns out to be a mock Viagra commercial called Niagra insulting Miz. Back live, Miz freaks out. Miz accuses Mizdow of setting him up and slaps him. Mizdow gets in his face and calls himself down when Miz threatens no more WWE. Mizdow apologizes.
Back live, Bray Wyatt is on his way out to the stage. He walks by a wooden casket. He said that wicked feeling is once again back in the air. Wyatt wonders if The Undertaker is still capable or if the “hands of time have finally ripped him apart. Come on Undertaker! Come out, come out wherever you are. WrestleMania approaches,” said Wyatt. He said he built this wooden casket just for The Undertaker. Wyatt said everything comes at a price and takes out a gas container. He talks about always having a fascination with fire, that it has no feelings and that it has an urge to destroy everything in its path. “Just like me.” Wyatt covers the wooden casket in gas and tosses the container aside. He said he would walk through the fires of hell to see the face of The Undertaker. “No one can hide from me.” Wyatt sets the casket on fire and screams, “Find me! Find me!”
Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Natalya vs. The Usos & Naomi
We start with Tyson Kidd and Jey Uso. Kidd with elbows to Jey early. Jey fires back with a big shot and chop of his own. Tag to Cesaro who knees Jey in the jaw. Cesaro with a big uppercut to Jey. Jey with a samoan drop on Cesaro. Tag to Naomi as Jey leaps over the top rope taking out Cesaro who had rolled out. Natalya also gets the tag. Naomi with a big kick to the stomach of Natalya. Natalya jumps up and favors her leg. Natalya kicks Naomi out, crawls over and tags in Kidd as Jimmy gets the tag. Jimmy misses a kick and Kidd follows with a kick to the gut. Jimmy with an uppercut to Kidd and shot to Cesaro. Jimmy flips off the top rope taking out Kidd. Tag to Jey. The Usos attempt a double superkick on Kidd and Kidd avoids it tagging in Natalya. Naomi with a roll up on Natalya.
Winners: The Usos & Naomi
After the match, Natalya aruges with Tyson Kidd and Cesaro. She screams that her ankle was hurt. Kidd hugs Natalya. Cesaro grabs the tag titles.
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins will be our main event later tonight.
John Cena is up next talking about his plans for WrestleMania 31.
John Cena walks out to a very mixed reaction in New Jersey. Footage from RAW last week is shown where Cena challenged Rusev to a match at WrestleMania 31 for the WWE United States Championship and Rusev declined.
Back live, Cena points out an “audience divided” tonight. Cena said this is one of those rare occasions where those not in his corner are having a wonderful time. He talks about losing to Rusev at Fastlane and Rusev turning down a rematch. “Those who aren’t in my corner I have news for ya…don’t stay this happy for too long.” Cena said as much as he’d like to hand Rusev his first loss at WrestleMania, if it isn’t meant to be then he isn’t going to whine or compain. “I’m going to adapt and overcome,” said Cena. He said Rusev is a marked man and sooner or later he will get his hands on him. Cena said his focus continues to be on WrestleMania. He enters himself into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Cena said he wants to make a giant statement to honor one of the WWE’s greatest giants.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits interrupting Cena. Stephanie asks when he thinks WWE stars declare themselves into matches at WrestleMania. Cena said a lot of people have done it already including The Miz and Fandango. She talks about Cena disparaging the name of Andre the Giant and how she takes it personally showing a photo of her with Andre as a little girl. Stephanie denies his entry into the Battle Royal at WrestleMania. Cena said the thing he liked the most about that photo, he could tell she wasn’t the bitch she is today. Stephanie said you can call her names, but she still has the final say. Cena points out he’s been in 10 WrestleMania’s and he figured that would qualify him for the match. Stephanie said he figured wrong. “You haven’t exactly been a friend to The Authority,” said Stephanie. She said he couldn’t get the job done against Rusev and maybe it was time for them to find someone who really can. Cena tells her to stop the crap and said the day you leave him out of WrestleMania…Stephanie interrupts and says what? She talks about people like Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart leaving WWE and WWE still thriving. Stephanie thinks the people want Cena to sit this one out. The crowd is split in New Jersey including a “YES!” chant. Stephanie said for once she likes that chant. “You aren’t special. You aren’t unique. It’s not where WWE would be without John Cena it’s where would John Cena be without WWE,” added Stephanie.
Curtis Axel walks out with his #AxelMania shirt. “Don’t the change the channel because AxelMania is running wild,” yells Axel. He reminds everyone he has yet to be eliminated from the Royal Rumble match and offers his services to fight Rusev for the WWE United States Championship. He brings up how he is already in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but two victories are better than one. The crowd in New Jersey starts a “AXELMANIA” chant. Stephanie talks about the Ax-man’s star on the rise. She suggests Cena face Curtis Axel right now. Axel slides in the ring. Stephanie said the only way Cena competes against Rusev at WrestleMania is if you can change his mind to make the match.
Axel has a question for Cena. “Whatcha gonna do…when AxelMania runs wild on you!?” Axel rips his shirt. Cena grabs the mic and gives Axel once chance to walk out of the ring. He said if this match starts, Axel will not walk out of this ring.
John Cena vs. Curtis Axel
We are back live and Axel is leading an “AXELMANIA” chant. Axel cups the ear to the audience. Axel starts posing like Hulk Hogan. Cena with a big clothesline dropping Axel. Cena with a right hand that drops Axel. Cena with an AA and locks on the STF. Axel taps.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, Rusev and Lana walk out. Lana congratulates John Cena on his win. Rusev grabs the mic and said his answer about facing Cena at WrestleMania is…the crowd starts a loud “USA” chant. He calls them ignorant Americans and that it is his decision. Rusev said his decision remains no. The Russian flag drops over the ring near Cena.
We hear from Michael Hayes and Arn Anderson about Sting.
Triple H’s music hits and he makes his way out to the ring. We see shots of Sting and Triple H from Fastlane. Back live, Triple H said he looked Vince McMahon in the eye back in 1995 that he just wanted an opportunity. He said 20 years later, he thinks he made the most of that opportunity and he talks about giving Sting an opportunity to allow his legacy to be immortalized through DVDs, merchandise and the WWE Network. Triple H talks about how Sting turned that all down to have a match on the biggest stage of them all. He said Sting chose to do it with the wrong guy. Triple H said Sting will step into the ring with the King of Kings at WrestleMania and he will make sure as if Sting’s career never existed. He talks about how people wondered why Sting never came to WWE. Triple H said he’s sure JBL has a theory and even Booker T who spent time in WCW with Sting.
Triple H invites Booker T, the five-time WCW Champion and Hall of Famer, to join him inside the ring. Booker T grabs a mic and shakes hands with Triple H. Triple H said he heard Booker T say earlier that Triple H helped make sure Sting never did come to WWE. Booker T says he knows Sting and he knows Triple H. “If I was in your position, I probably would have blocked Sting from coming to the WWE too,” said Booker T. Triple H said that is a lot of what he hears from the “little kids banging away on keyboards on the internet.” Booker said Sting was the last man standing WCW. “Best for business or not, you can’t control Sting. Nobody can. Ric Flair couldn’t control Sting. Hulk Hogan couldn’t control Sting. The nWo could not control Sting. Hell, Eric Bischoff could not control Sting,” added Booker T. He said Sting is now here and Triple H has to deal with him at WrestleMania. Triple H thinks Sting didn’t want to come here. He said control is a funny thing when you have it. “When you don’t have any control over your fate, it is a scary thing.” Triple H thanks Booker and then tells Booker he is fired.
Booker T has a shocked look on his face. Triple H stares down Booker. Booker T exits the ring, grabs his things at ringside and leaves. Triple H tells Booker to stop. “Hey, just messing with ya man. I ain’t firing ya. You are great at what you do and I want you on that commentary team,” said Triple H. He said that was just an example of what control is and who has the control in this situation. “Control…ultimate control. I have been handed an opportunity on a silver platter. I have been handed an opportunity to end a legacy, to end an icon,” added Triple H. He promises to take advantage of that opportunity and promises to put an end to Sting at WrestleMania. Triple H exits the ring, apologizes to Booker, slaps him on the arm and Booker T returns to the commentary area with Michael Cole and JBL.
Nikki Bella vs. Paige for the WWE Divas Championship is up next.
WWE Divas Championship
Nikki Bella (c) w/ Brie Bella vs. Paige
Lilian handled ring introductions for the challenger Paige and champion Nikki.
Nikki with a quick shoudler tackle on Paige. Paige recovers sending Nikki chest first into the ropes and following with a headbutt. Paige attempts her PTO and Nikki gets to the ropes. Nikki falls out of the ring and Paige goes for a baseball slide as we go to a break.
Back live, Nikki is applying pressure on the jaw of Paige driving her knee into her back. During the break, we see Nikki pulling off an Alabama Slam on Paige. Paige attempts a comeback and Nikki cuts her off with a spinebuster. Double clothesline and both ladies are down. The referee starts the count. Both are up at five. Paige with clotheslines. Paige with a dropkick on Nikki. Paige is going for the PTO when Brie jumps up on the ropes. Paige knocks Brie off. Paige with a superkick to Nikki. Paige locks on the PTO. Brie jumps back in the ring and attacks Paige. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Paige
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
AJ Lee’s music hits. AJ runs out and hits the ring. AJ with an elbow to Brie and Nikki. AJ with a clothesline to Brie and a clothesline to Nikki. AJ tackles Brie and drops rights. Nikki attacks AJ from behind. Nikki continues attacking AJ. Paige with a superkick on Nikki. Paige and AJ both kick Brie. Paige and AJ send Nikki into Brie to the outside.
Backstage, we see AJ Lee skipping around when Renee Young walks up. Paige asks who asked AJ to go out there. AJ said no one and said she was sick of watching The Bella’s bully the Divas while she has been gone and wanted to “give Divas a chance.”
“The Daily Show with Seth Rollins”
We go live to the ring where a desk is setup. Seth Rollins introduces himself as the host with J&J Security behind him. He calls Newark the armpit of America. Rollins introduces video where he crashed “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last week.
Back live, Rollins said he verbally dominated Jon Stewart that night and he is proving tonight that he can do Stewart’s job better. The first topic: Where is Jon Stewart? He said the audience has been dead silent just the way it was when he hosted the Oscars. Rollins said Stewart obviously isn’t showing up tonight…just like how America didn’t show up to the movie he directed. He said Stewart wants to retire on his own terms and that he would personally see to that retirement because you can’t host “The Daily Show” with your jaw wired shut. “The Daily Show” theme plays and out walks Jon Stewart.
Stewart awkwardly enters the ring through the ropes and grabs a mic yelling, “New Jersey!” Stewart said Rollins didn’t earn hosting “The Daily Show” tonight. He said all Rollins is doing tonight is that he can barely read. Rollins asks if Stewart wants to make a fool out of him. Stewart said he can’t make a fool of a guy dressed like a SWAT team leader that looks like Lady Gaga. He talks about being from New Jersey and how people in Jersey great each other with a curb stomp. “I’m old school. I remember the wrestlers that earned it. Bruno Sammartino. Gorilla Monsoon. The greats,” said Stewart. He said Rollins never fought his way up like the great Mick Foley, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin or The Undertaker. Stewart said Rollins took a short cut by becoming the poster boy of The Authority. He said Rollins might be stronger, but he has something Rollins doesn’t have: respect. Stewart said The Authority doesn’t care about Rollins. He points out who is fighting for the title at WrestleMania and that it isn’t Seth Rollins. “Why aren’t you fighting for the title?” Stewart said Rollins will be left holding his briefcase, a briefcase he didn’t earn. Rollins cuts off Stewart and said he has said enough. Rollins gets in Stewart’s face and grabs him.
Randy Orton’s music hits. Stewart low blow kicks Rollins and rolls out of the ring. J&J Security attend to a very upset Rollins. Orton is smiling and asking what happened. We see a shot of Stewart taking off his jacket and swinging it above his head. Stewart heads to the back. We see a shot of Rollins trying to recover from the low blow from Stewart.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Jon Stewart. Stewart talks about his low blow shot on Seth Rollins. Stewart asks if the wrestlers come back this way. Stewart walks off quickly.
Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper
Luke Harper walked out with the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Harper with a huge big bot and scoop slam on Bryan right away. Bryan sends Harper face first into the second turnbuckle. Bryan with his dropkick shot on Harper in the corner. Harper quickly dumps Bryan over the top rope as we head to a break.
Back live, Bryan with body kicks to Harper. Harper catches Bryan and drops him face first off the second turnbuckle. Harper with a big overhead release german suplex. We see a replay of the impact of Bryan taking the bump on his neck. Bryan with a quick roll up and then eats a big kick to the head from Harper. Harper tries keeping Bryan grounded. Bryan counters, gets the Yes Lock applied and Harper taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Daniel Bryan exits the ring, gets up on the announcer’s table and starts a “YES” chant pointing at the WrestleMania sign. We then see a shot of Bad News Barrett getting back his title at ringside. Dean Ambrose runs down, sends Barrett back in the ring and drops him with a clothesline. Luke Harper with a big boot taking out Ambrose and he grabs the title. R-Truth then grabs the title from Harper and starts to leave. Harper cuts him off. R-Truth puts the title on the ground. Truth goes to leave, Harper grabs him by the air and pulls him forward with a big clothesline. Harper grabs the WWE Intercontinental Championship, tosses it over his shoulder and heads to the back. Dolph Ziggler out of no where with a superkick that drops Harper. Ziggler then takes the title. Ziggler gets up on the ladder at the top of the stage and holds the title up. Bryan leads a “YES” chant.
The next inductee into the Class of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame is…Alundra Blayze (Madusa).
Backstage, Seth Rollins can’t believe Jon Stewart embarrassed him tonight. Randy Orton walks up and said he saved Rollins’ ass tonight by not attacking Stewart. He wants a thank you. Orton said all Rollins has to do is ask if he needs help tonight. Kane and Big Show walk up saying they have Seth’s back tonight. Orton walks off.
Back live, Paul Heyman is in the ring and introduces himself. Heyman said he came here tonight to the “rancid city” of Newark. He came here to address some rumors. Heyman confirms that his client, Brock Lesnar, will be at WrestleMania. He said his client will be anywhere he “damn well pleases” before and after WrestleMania. Heyman said Lesnar will be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion as long as he pleases. His mic cuts and Heyman adds, “Obviously our sound guy is from New Jersey.” Heyman mocks the WWE fans saying they bought into the fantasy of Daniel Bryan beating Roman Reigns at Fastlane. He said Bryan would have been squished like a cockroach if he went up against his client. Heyman’s mic again cuts and he gets handed a new one. He said the fans are buying into the hype of Roman Reigns and that confetti is already ready for WrestleMania 31. “It’s already booked by God himself.” Heyman said not one legend disputed what he said last week. Heyman said Lesnar simply “Ronda Rousey’s your ass” as his mic cuts again. He said Reigns will get beat up by Lesnar at WrestleMania. “You are going to be conquered…conquered…conquered by Brock…Lesnar. Believe…that.” Heyman drops the mic and Roman Reigns’ music hits. Heyman heads up the ramp as Reigns enters the ring.
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins is accompanied by J&J Security, Kane and Big Show tonight.
Reigns with a shoulder tackle early on Rollins and Rollins rolls out. Rollins returns, lock up, Reigns with a headlock and another shoulder tackle. Reigns with an atomic drop, a second and Rollins rolls out of the ring. Reigns sends Rollins to both corners with force. Reigns drops a big elbow and then sends Rollins to the corner face first. Rollins attempts a comeback, Reigns with a knee to the gut and Rollins catches Reigns with a big dropkick. Rollins with a kick to the chest of Reigns and shot to the back. Rollins tosses Reigns to the outside. Rollins distracts the referee as J&J Security try to get in shots. Reigns fights them off, right to Rollins and then drops Mercury. In the ring, Reigns goes shoulder first into the steel ring post. Reigns is down as Randy Orton’s music hits. We go to a break.
Back live, we see a shot of Orton watching at ringside as Rollins drops elbows over Reigns keeping him grounded. Reigns with a clothesline when Rollins misses a shot in the corner. Reigns tosses Rollins to the corner, series of clotheslines to the corner, Rollins avoids another big clothesline and Reigns connects with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Mercury rolls in and Reigns tosses him out. Rollins with a kick to the head of Reigns. Rollins is going up top and Reigns cuts him off with an uppercut. Reigns with a back body drop on Rollins off the top turnbuckle. Reigns with a jumping clothesline to Noble on the ring apron. Rollins is back up top, jumps, Reigns catches him and drops Rollins with a huge sitdown powerbomb. Both men are up. Reigns with big rights to Rollins. Rollins with body shots. Reigns launches Rollins over the top rope. Big Show picks up Rollins. Reigns jumps off the ring apron and takes out Big Show with a flying clothesline. Reigns tosses Rollins back in the ring. Kane with a shot to the gut of Reigns using a steel chair as the referee is distracted. Reigns is rolled back in and finds a way to kick out of a pin attempt by Rollins. Reigns connects with a Superman Punch on Rollins and then one on Kane who jumped up on the ring apron. Reigns is setting up a spear in the corner. Orton holds the ankle of Reigns. Rollins with a roll up.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match, we can hear Big Show yellling, “I told you! I told you!” We see a shot of a frustrated Roman Reigns inside the ring. Reigns takes out Kane, J&J Security and Seth Rollins jumping over the top rope. Reigns with a shot to Big Show. Spear to Kane. Big Show with a punch to the kidney of Reigns. Reigns with a Superman Punch to Big Show and follows up with a spear. Rollins jumps off the top turnbuckle and Reigns with a spear. We see a replay of Reigns taking out The Authority at ringside. Back live, we see a shot of Reigns staring down The Authority as the show comes to a close.
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