WWE Monday Night RAW Results
March 30, 2015
San Jose, California
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 massive pyrotechnics display. Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the crowd explodes. Lesnar makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman. Lesnar is dressed to compete. Lesnar’s face is really cut up from the war he went through last night. Michael Cole, JBL, and Booker T welcome us to the show. Lesnar stands in the ring with Heyman, and the crowd chants his name. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the most non-PG ass kicker of the PG Era, Brock Lesnar!” Heyman says it’s time to get it out of the way. Heyman says, “What happened at WrestleMania?” The crowd boos. Heyman says his client, as they said he would, laid a beating on a Samoan badass the likes of which no one had ever seen before at WrestleMania. The crowd gives that a nice hand. Heyman says his client took his hands, put them on the number one challenger for the world title, and did nothing but suplex, suplex, suplex him right through the canvas. A “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Lesnar laughs in the center of the ring. Heyman corrects them and says, “Suplex City, bitch!” Heyman says Lesnar is bitch slapping Roman Reigns all over the ring. This Samoan, whose predecessors ate human flesh, was eating the pain and liking the taste. He smiled at Lesnar and said, “I’m going to bring the same right back to you.” Heyman says he will not spend his time tonight singing Reigns’ praises. Reigns can sink or swim on his own from here, but his client almost respects Roman Reigns. Heyman then says, “Kid, you still got a ways to go!”
Heyman says Lesnar got bored and hungry. Lesnar wanted to go out to dinner and said, “Good night, everybody!” Lesnar put Reigns on his shoulders and connected with an F-5. Then out came slimy, disgusting little Seth Rollins. Rollins gets a big mixed reaction from the crowd. Rollins cashed in Money in the Bank, makes it a triple threat, Curb Stomps everyone in sight, and scores a pinfall on the challenger, not the champion, before scurrying away as the most undeserving WWE Champion of anybody’s lifetime. Heyman says everyone knows his father was a prominent New York attorney. Heyman has apprised his client of his legal rights. Heyman can go to Sacramento, get an immediate injunction at the 7th circuit court and have the decision reversed. Seth Rollins will no longer be the winner. Heyman will tie the WWE up in litigation for the next three or four months and hold the title up. Unfortunately, his client thinks all lawyers are scumbags. Brock Lesnar will not file an injunction, will not go to the 7th circuit court, and does not want to tie up WWE in litigation. His client wants to invoke his rematch clause! The crowd loudly applauds that. Heyman says that rematch will not happen at SummerSlam, next year’s WrestleMania, Extreme Rules, or Payback. That rematch clause is being invoked right here, right now, tonight! The crowd is going berserk! A huge “YES” chant breaks out.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and she makes her way out to the stage with her right arm cradled up. That’s the arm that was picked by Ronda Rousey last night. The crowd is loudly booing her. Stephanie says everyone is just so ready to move past WrestleMania. Stephanie says last night was unbelievable. WrestleMania at Levi’s Stadium set a new attendance record. Stephanie says that was one of the greatest main events she’s ever seen. Lesnar took it to Roman Reigns, but from the looks of things, Reigns took it to him as well. The fans chant “Ronda Rousey” toward her. Stephanie supposes the people don’t want to get the answer as to whether or not they’ll see a rematch. She asks if they want to see a rematch for the championship. They cheer in the affirmative. Stephanie warns them to not make her angry or they won’t get what they want. As everyone knows, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion had to get on a plane, fly to New York City, and do a television show, “The Today Show.” That was scheduled to be Lesnar, but he lost. Therefore the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, made the appearance for him, and he did a great job. Rollins isn’t back yet. His plane is still in the air. When Rollins gets here, he’ll prove that he is also a proud ambassador for the WWE and a fighting champion. She has no doubt that he will be up for the challenge! Stephanie then walks off.
Heyman says he’ll give a prediction, not a spoiler. Tonight, for the first time in over a decade, his client will wrestle live on Monday Night RAW. His client is going to deliver a beating to Seth Rollins. After the beating, his client is going to pin or tap out Seth Rollins, and you will hear an announcement. That announcement will not come from Lilian Garcia. It’ll come from him. Heyman will say, “Ladies and gentlemen, the winner and once again reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar!” Lesnar’s music plays as the crowd loudly cheers for him.
The commentators talk about how there could be three championship matches tonight. John Cena has issued an open challenge with the WWE United States Championship on the line. Daniel Bryan will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler, next.
Some photos are shown of what happened at WrestleMania 31.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan (c)
Lilian Garcia does the introductions in the ring. The crowd is giving this match a big fight feel. They’re loudly cheering both men. Bad News Barrett will be on commentary for this next match.
They circle the ring a few times before going for a test of strength. A “Let’s go Ziggler/Let’s go Bryan,” chant breaks out. Bryan rolls backwards and wrenches Ziggler’s wrist. Bryan then twists the arm and snaps it off his shoulder. Ziggler quickly picks the leg and takes him down, but Bryan quickly applies a wristlock. Ziggler fights up, but Bryan rolls him down and punches away at him. Ziggler quickly spins him and picks up a two count. Ziggler punches away at Bryan before Bryan punches him off. Bryan challenges him to fight him if he really wants to fight. They lock up before tussling into the corner. A “This is awesome” chant breaks out. Ziggler head-butts him down before punching him. Bryan soon turns him around and kicks him down before punching him. Bryan pulls him out to the center of the ring before applying a surfboard stretch. Ziggler gets out of it by connecting with a head-butt. Bryan uppercuts him to the corner. Ziggler has a whip to the corner reversed on him, but he scales the ropes and backflips over him. Bryan hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and Ziggler connects with a dropkick! Ziggler then hits a crazy running cross-body block that sends them both over the top rope!
We come back from the break to see Bryan trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial break, Ziggler hit Bryan with a modified piledriver! Bryan fights up before Ziggler sends him to the corner. Bryan sidesteps a splash and hits a running corner dropkick. Bryan connects with a second dropkick, and the crowd gives them a great hand. Bryan puts him on the top rope and sets up for a super hurricanrana, but Ziggler slides under and crotches him up there. Ziggler goes for a super back suplex, but Bryan slides under and crotches him up there. Bryan then connects with a huge super back suplex! Bryan clutches his neck in pain before covering for a near fall. Another “This is awesome” chant breaks out.
Bryan gets to his feet and starts slowly and viciously kicking Ziggler in the chest. Ziggler ducks a kick to the head and rolls him up for a two count, but Bryan kicks out and goes for a YES! Lock! Ziggler fights out and covers him, but Bryan bridges up. Bryan goes for a backslide pin, but Ziggler fights it. Ziggler twists out and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Bryan pushes away a Zig-Zag attempt and runs into a superkick for a near fall! The crowd is giving them a standing ovation before starting a “YES” chant. They slowly get to their knees and start trading punches. They transition to head-butts before viciously and quickly head-butting each other. Ziggler hits a stiff head-butt that sends Bryan to the corner. Bryan then explodes out of the corner with the Busaiku Knee Kick for the win!
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: ** 3/4
Bad News Barrett attacks Bryan from behind before taking off his shirt. Sheamus’ music hits, and he makes his return to the WWE. Sheamus has a big Mohawk and a beard with charms in it. Sheamus chases Barrett off before turning around and flooring Bryan with a Brogue Kick! The crowd boos Sheamus. Sheamus smiles before picking Ziggler up and punching away at him in the corner. Sheamus taunts him by calling him the show stealer before slapping him a bunch of times. Ziggler fights back, but Sheamus shoves him down. Sheamus connects with White Noise, and the crowd loudly boos him. The crowd chants, “You look stupid” at him. Sheamus then runs Ziggler over with a Brogue Kick before taunting the crowd. Sheamus grabs a microphone and takes a deep breath. Sheamus simply says, “I’m back” before dropping the microphone and walking out of the ring.
Tonight’s main event will see Seth Rollins defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar. Immediately following RAW on the WWE Network, Sting will address the WWE Universe. We’ll take a look at the latest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame, next.
More still photos are shown from WrestleMania 31.
A highlight video is shown of the fantastic Hall of Fame ceremony from this past Saturday night. Immediately after RAW on the USA Network will be a replay of the bigger inductions from the Hall of Fame.
The Ascension, Tyson Kidd, and Cesaro vs. The New Day and The Lucha Dragons
A huge “NXT” chant breaks out. Sin Cara will start against Cesaro. They lock up, but Cesaro knees him in the midsection before hitting an uppercut. Cesaro tries to pin him, but Cara fights up. The fans chant Cesaro’s name. Cara gets to his shoulders and hits a hurricanrana. Cesaro quickly comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker before saluting the crowd. Cesaro rakes his boot on Cara’s face before sending him into the ropes. Cara counters into a spinning arm bar takedown for a one count. Kalisto is tagged in, and he kicks Cesaro in the arm. Cesaro knees him in the midsection before throwing him to the corner. Kalisto boots him in the face before going for a flying hurricanrana, but Cesaro powers him up. Kalisto tries to counter with a roll-up, but Cesaro doesn’t go down. Cesaro goes for a flapjack, but Kalisto stands on his shoulders and backflips to his feet! Kalisto then hits a double twisting head-scissor takeover! Cesaro quickly gets out of the ring to recover with Tyson Kidd. Kalisto starts a big “Lucha” chant.
Big E is tagged in, and the crowd boos. Xavier Woods pounds the mat, and the fans chant, “New Day sucks” along with each beat. Konnor is tagged in, and Big E powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Kofi Kingston tags in, and he takes Konnor down for a two count. Cara tags in, and he comes off the top rope with a strike to the shoulder. Cara knees him in the midsection, but Konnor turns him around and punches him down. Another “NXT” chant breaks out. Viktor is tagged in, and he stomps away at Cara. Viktor puts him in the corner and tags Konnor back in. They hit a double-team slam for a one count.
We come back from the break to see Kidd choking Cara with his shin. An “Olé” chant is breaking out. Cesaro tags in, and he hits the Cesaro Swing into a dropkick from Kidd. Kalisto breaks up the pin. Konnor is tagged in, and he stomps Cara’s leg. Cara connects with an enzuigiri. Woods pounds the mat, and the crowd chants, “New Day sucks.” Kidd is tagged in. Kingston is tagged in, and he catches Kidd with a springboard axe handle. Kingston knocks Cesaro and Viktor off the apron before clotheslining and chopping Kidd down. Kingston dropkicks Cesaro down before hitting a leaping clothesline on Kidd. The fans are loudly booing Kingston. Kingston hits a Boom Drop before hitting a double jump cross-body block for a near fall. Kidd elbows him in the face. Cesaro blind tags in, and Kidd catapults Kingston into a European Uppercut. Viktor blind tags in, and they argue. Kingston then catches Viktor with an inside cradle for a near fall.
Kalisto is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline before hitting a springboard corkscrew cross-body block. Kalisto rolls him up and kicks him in the face. Kalisto then hits a head-scissor while Viktor is on his knees! Cesaro breaks up the pin. Big E comes in and hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex on Cesaro. Big E then gives Kidd a belly-to-belly overhead suplex onto Cesaro! Konnor then big boots Big E down. Cara and Kingston dropkick Konnor out of the ring. Cara then gives Kingston a back body drop over the top rope onto Konnor, Cesaro, and Kidd. Viktor clotheslines Cara down. Kalisto then connects with the Salida del Sol for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day and The Lucha Dragons
Match Rating: **
The commentators talk about how Seth Rollins is here.
Brock Lesnar is seen pacing in his locker room. Paul Heyman says, “You won’t believe this. He’s here. Let’s go.” They walk off.
A hype video airs for Adrian Neville. He’ll be debuting soon. The crowd loudly cheers that.
Still photos are shown of all the great moments from WrestleMania 31.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman vs. Seth Rollins (c) w/ J&J Security
Before the match begins, Seth Rollins gets right in Brock Lesnar’s face and holds the championship up. Rollins laughs at him as Lilian Garcia makes the introductions in the ring. The crowd is absolutely buzzing with excitement. Rollins looks at the championship for a long time before getting out of the ring. Rollins grabs a microphone and says he just spoke with Stephanie McMahon before he came out. Rollins says he’s feeling kind of jetlagged right now. Rollins says his foot also hurts from Curb Stomping Lesnar and Roman Reigns last night. Rollins says he’s a fighting champion and will give Lesnar his rematch, just not tonight.
Rollins laughs, and Lesnar gets out of the ring. Lesnar throws him before clotheslining him down. Lesnar throws him into the ring and catches him. Lesnar goes for a German Suplex, but Rollins backflips and lands on his feet. Rollins then connects with an enzuigiri, but Lesnar just stares at him. Rollins runs for his life, but Lesnar catches him at ringside. Lesnar goes for an F-5, but J&J pull him off. Lesnar clotheslines J&J down as Rollins escapes through the crowd. Lesnar angrily paces at ringside before tipping the commentary table over on Booker T and JBL! Lesnar throws J&J over the Spanish commentary table. Lesnar then grabs Michael Cole and throws him into the ring! Heyman tries to reason with Lesnar, but he gets in the ring. Lesnar then hoists Cole up and gives him an F-5 to the delight of the crowd! Lesnar stands in the center of the ring as the fans chant, “Holy shit!” Lesnar then grabs a cameraman and brings him into the ring the hard way. Lesnar picks the cameraman up, but Stephanie McMahon runs down to beg him. Stephanie begs him to put the man down. She says Lesnar will get his rematch. Stephanie says he’s a civilian. Lesnar gives him an F-5 anyway. Lesnar spits toward Stephanie! Stephanie says Lesnar’s actions have consequences. She suspends Lesnar indefinitely! She throws a tantrum and demands he gets out of the building.
We survey the damage. Cole is laid out at ringside. We see Booker T and JBL unconscious under the table. Heyman talks with Lesnar in the ring. Lesnar gives the cameraman one more F-5 as the fans chant his name. Lesnar and Heyman then leave as EMTs run down to help everyone.
EMTs have an unconscious Michael Cole buckled to a scoop stretcher. Replays are shown of the vicious beat down Lesnar just laid on the commentators and the cameraman. EMTs take the cameraman out of the ring.
Stephanie McMahon is seen walking backstage. Renee Young stops her and says she just suspended Brock Lesnar. Stephanie says Brock Lesnar just F-5ed an innocent cameraman. That’s not to say anything about what he did to Booker T and JBL. Lesnar gave Michael Cole an F-5. Lesnar endangered WWE employees, and she had no choice but to suspend him. Renee asks about Lesnar’s contractually obligated rematch against Seth Rollins. She says Lesnar will get his rematch when she says. She needs to hit Lesnar where it hurts. Suspending him won’t do it. She’s going to fine him for the distress and property damage. If Lesnar thinks he can go back to MMA, as he announced on SportsCenter, he just signed a contract with WWE. Stephanie says, “That means I own that son of a bitch!”
John Cena is issuing an open challenge with the WWE United States Championship on the line later tonight. A video then plays for WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas.
Still photos are shown from WrestleMania 32.
Stardust is making his entrance. Byron Saxton is on commentary and talks about what happened with Brock Lesnar.
Stardust vs. Damien Mizdow
Still photos show the highlights of the André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Mizdow eliminated The Miz from the battle royal. Mizdow went up against the Big Show as the final two, but Big Show eliminated him.
Mizdow does The Miz’ sunglasses taunt to a huge ovation. Stardust attacks Mizdow in the corner, and the fans chant, “Cody,” toward him. Mizdow clotheslines him down and bounces him in the corner. Mizdow goes for a body slam, but Stardust slides off. Mizdow comes back with the Reality Check and kips up. Mizdow has a whip reversed, and Stardust kicks him in the head. Stardust stomps him down before clubbing the spine. Mizdow punches back, but Stardust kicks him down. Stardust kicks him in the ribs before connecting with a front suplex. Stardust covers his ears as the fans chant, “Cody.” Stardust applies a neck vice, but Mizdow fights up. Stardust kicks him in the face and goes for Cross Rhodes, but Mizdow gets out. Mizdow connects with the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Damien Mizdow
Match Rating: *
The Miz attacks him from behind and takes him down with a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz says he gave Mizdow everything and says he’s nothing. An “asshole” chant breaks out. Miz says this is Mizdow’s fault. Miz says Mizdow is nothing, and he should have won the battle royal.
We’ll hear from Sting immediately following Monday Night RAW on the WWE Network. Coming up next, we’ll check out the confrontation featuring The Rock and Ronda Rousey versus Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Still photos recap what happened with The Rock and Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie McMahon slapped The Rock in the face. The Rock then retrieved Ronda Rousey from ringside and brought her in the ring. The Rock beat up Triple H before Rousey caught him with a hip toss. Rousey then put Stephanie in an arm bar and threw her out of the ring.
A video highlights all of the events from WrestleMania week in San Jose, California.
Curtis Axel is standing in the ring. Axel tells the audience to not change the channel. Axel says the entire roster is jealous of the phenomenon known as AxelMania. It took 29 men to eliminate him from the André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Axel says the road to Ax-treme Rules starts now! Axel then rips his shirt off.
Adrian Neville’s music hits, and the fans come unglued. He is now just “Neville,” and he is wearing a purple cape.
Curtis Axel vs. Neville
Before the match begins, Neville pulls the top rope down to get Axel out of the ring. Neville then takes him out with a springboard top rope moonsault to the floor! Neville throws him into the ring as the fans chant, “NXT!”
The match begins, and Neville quickly wrenches the arm. Axel reverses a whip, but Neville slingshots over him and does a few snap rolls to the corner before booting him in the face. Neville shoulders him in the midsection and flips over him. Neville kicks him in the midsection before having a whip reversed on him. Neville ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of leaping clotheslines. Neville kicks him in the midsection, the face, and the knees. Neville then hits a running dropkick before soaking in the cheers from the crowd. Neville hits a running uppercut in the corner before body slamming him down. Neville goes to the top rope and connects with the Red Arrow for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Neville
Match Rating: * 1/2
Replays are shown before we see Neville posing for the crowd. Neville looks elated after making his debut.
John Cena is issuing an open challenge for anyone with the WWE United States Championship on the line, next.
Byron Saxton is standing behind the still overturned commentary table. Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar viciously assaulting the commentary team and a cameraman. Stephanie McMahon then suspended him indefinitely. Saxton says the initial diagnosis on Cole is a cervical fracture.
John Cena makes his way to the ring with his newly won WWE United States Championship. The crowd loudly boos him. Still photos are shown of Rusev arriving to WrestleMania in a tank. Cena ended Rusev’s undefeated streak last night at WrestleMania. Cena says we’ll hear all night about WrestleMania moments. The crowd is loudly booing him. Cena says he agrees with the crowd. Cena doesn’t feel like the crowd gets the respect they deserve. They are by far the greatest WWE audience of the year. They are always loud and vocal. Cena says he’s surrounded by budding musicians. They ten sing, “John Cena sucks” to tune of Cena’s entrance theme. Cena says it’s a catchy tune, but they’ll have a problem with these lyrics: “The Champ is here!” The crowd mercilessly boos him.
Cena says they’ve been at this a long time. Tonight, he’s dressed like Johnny Cash, but his name is still John Cena. He’s not out here to change anyone’s minds. He is out here for a fight. Cena wanted this United States Championship so badly because the WWE Universe deserves a championship match right here and now. Earlier today, he issued an open challenge to everybody from Rusev to the Brooklyn Brawler. If anyone behind the giant LED board wants some, it’s a hell of a time to come get some. Byron Saxton says, “Here comes Rusev,” but no one was there. Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a big pop.
WWE United States Championship Mach
John Cena (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Lilian Garcia does the introductions in the ring for this title match. Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, will officiate this match. The bell rings, and they lock up. Cena quickly executes a headlock takeover. “Adrian Neville” is the #1 trend worldwide on Twitter right now. A huge “Let’s go Ambrose,” chant breaks out. Ambrose fights up and backs Cena to the ropes. Ambrose then shoves him. Cena angrily stares at him before executing another headlock takeover. Ambrose fights up to his feet and whips Cena off. Cena shoulder blocks Ambrose down for a one count. The obligatory “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Ambrose whips Cena off, leapfrogs him, and connects with a hip toss for a one count. Cena then rolls out of the ring to recover as the crowd boos him.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock. Jerry “The King” Lawler has joined Byron Saxton on commentary. Ambrose fights up, but Cena slams him down. Cena looks at the crowd and stares. Ambrose jabs Cena before ducking a clothesline and hitting a pair of running forearms. Ambrose connects with a forearm shiver in the corner before connecting with a bulldog. Ambrose jumps off the second rope, but Cena ducks. Cena then catches him with a back suplex powerbomb. Cena smiles as the crowd boos him. Cena goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but Ambrose kicks him in the head. Ambrose punches away at him before running into a big boot. Ambrose goes for a rebound clothesline, but Cena counters into another back suplex powerbomb. Cena connects with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the AA, but Ambrose counters into a roll-up for a two count. Cena quickly picks the leg and goes for the STF, but Ambrose kicks him away. Cena elbows him into the ropes, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline for a near fall.
Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Cena counters into an AA attempt. Ambrose fights out, and they begin to trade punches. Cena comes out on top of the slugfest. Cena sends Ambrose to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Ambrose catches him with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Cena quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Ambrose pounds his chest before going to the top rope. Ambrose then takes Cena out with an elbow drop to the floor! Ambrose powers Cena into the ring before being counted out. The fans were counting along with Robinson and chanting, “WOO” after each number in homage to him being known as a mini Ric Flair. Cena immediately connects with an AA, but Ambrose kicks out! Cena powers Ambrose to the top rope and goes for a super AA, but Ambrose elbows him off. Cena goes for a superplex, but Ambrose fights out. Ambrose goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but he slips and falls. Ambrose quickly returns and hits a sit-out powerbomb. Cena immediately picks the ankle and applies the STF! Ambrose claws his way to the bottom rope and grabs it to break the hold.
Cena cannot believe how Ambrose is hanging in there. The crowd starts singing, “John Cena sucks” to his theme song again. Cena goes for another AA, but Ambrose counters out and applies the STF to John Cena! Ambrose holds Cena’s arm back from catching the bottom rope. Ambrose pulls him to the center of the ring, but Cena kicks him away. Cena goes for the AA, but Ambrose counters into Dirty Deeds for a near fall! The crowd is chanting, “This is awesome!” Ambrose cracks his neck before punching Cena. Cena kicks him in the face, and Ambrose punches back. They trade punches again before Ambrose slaps him in the face. Cena kicks him in the shin and punches him a few times. Cena goes for an AA, but Ambrose counters into another Dirty Deeds attempt. Cena fights it and goes for another AA, but Ambrose slides off. They hit the ropes, and Ambrose takes him down with a running cross-body block. Cena rolls through and powers him up to his shoulders for the AA. Cena connects with the AA for the win!
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: John Cena
Match Rating: *** 1/4
The fans have no choice but to give this match a tremendous hand despite the result. Cena looks down upon Ambrose with respect. Ambrose gets to his feet shaking his head. Ambrose collects himself before looking at Cena. They slap hands before Cena walks off. Ambrose’s music plays as he stands in the ring looking unhappy. The crowd gives them a good hand.
Still photos are shown of the main event of WrestleMania 31. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns were competing in a vicious brawl before Seth Rollins ran down to capitalize. Rollins wound up picking the scraps and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins. She asks for his thoughts on Brock Lesnar being suspended indefinitely. Rollins says Lesnar is out of control and got what he deserved. How is a guy like that supposed to represent WWE from a corporate standpoint? That is behavior completely unbecoming of a WWE superstar, let alone a WWE Champion. Rollins hopes he gets a hefty seven figure fine. As for last night, he earned the right to cash in his Money in the Bank contract whenever he wanted. Rollins did it at the perfect time when everyone, including Lesnar and Reigns, least expected it. Enough about Brock Lesnar. Let’s talk about how Seth Rollins walked out of WrestleMania the brand new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Rollins says he’s going to keep this title for a very long time.
Randy Orton walks up and wants to focus on the fact that before he cashed last night, he beat him and damn near ripped his head off with an RKO. Orton knows one of Rollins’ problems has been indefinitely suspended, but he has another problem staring him in the face. As for Orton, he never got his rematch after WrestleMania. Orton wants the title. Big Show and Kane walk up and stand behind Rollins. Rollins says he may have one problem, but Orton has three. Rollins says he’s a fair champion. He’ll give Orton until the end of the night to find two partners to take on him, Big Show, and Kane. Rollins laughs as he says he knows Orton has a ton of friends.
AJ Lee skips her way to the ring. She’ll compete in a six-divas tag team match, next.
A tweet is shown from Ronda Rousey where she said she’s just getting started.
AJ Lee, Paige, and Naomi vs. Natalya and The Bella Twins
Naomi will start the match against Natalya. They circle the ring and lock up. Natalya takes her down with a headlock takeover. Naomi applies a head-scissor, but Natalya kips up. Natalya applies a side headlock, but Naomi whips her off. Natalya shoulder blocks her down before hitting the ropes. Naomi leapfrogs her, and Natalya punches away at her. Natalya sends her to the corner, but Naomi applies a head-scissor and shakes her around. Naomi dropkicks her to the corner before missing a splash. Natalya hits a slingshot tailbone bomb before stepping on her and hitting a low dropkick for a near fall. Brie Bella is tagged in, and she hits Naomi with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Brie elbows her in the chest before hitting a fireman’s carry takeover. Brie applies an arm bar, but Naomi fights up. Brie knees her in the midsection and takes her down before applying another arm bar. Naomi fights up and connects with a dropkick. Paige is tagged in, and she head-butts Brie a few times before having a kick blocked. Brie slams her down, but Paige chop blocks her for a two count. Paige says this is her house before getting kicked in the face. Brie holds up an “L” on her forehead. Paige tackles her out of the ring, and they take a scary bump on the floor!
We come back from the break to see AJ trapped in a chin lock from Brie. AJ fights up, but Brie stops her. Natalya is tagged in, and she dropkicks AJ in the back for a two count. Natalya applies a double-arm stretch, but AJ fights up. AJ stomps the foot, but Natalya knees her in the midsection. It doesn’t sound like the crowd is really paying attention to this match. Natalya hits a snap suplex for a two count. Natalya powers her to the corner, and Nikki Bella tags in. Natalya whips AJ into a clothesline from Nikki. Nikki picks up a two count. Nikki taunts AJ before stomping her. Nikki then applies a chin lock. Nikki then applies a double-arm stretch, but AJ fights up. AJ stomps the foot and rolls her off. AJ goes for a tag, but Nikki powers her away. Nikki slams her down for a two count. Nikki knocks Paige off the apron before taunting the crowd. Nikki applies a deathlock before applying a bow and arrow stretch. AJ is bent like a pretzel right now. AJ counters out and covers for a one count. Nikki knocks her off the apron. Nikki punches Paige off the apron and gets Naomi off the apron. AJ jumps on her back, but Nikki powers her to the corner. AJ then kicks her down.
AJ pulls Nikki face-first into the turnbuckle before tagging in Naomi. Naomi snaps her off the top rope before kicking her in the head. Naomi hits a cross-body block before having a whip to the corner reversed. Naomi goes for a slingshot, but Nikki counters into an Alabama Slam, but Paige breaks up the pin. Natalya runs in and gives Paige a German Suplex. AJ catches Natalya with a Lou Thesz Press. Brie quickly grabs AJ and throws her out of the ring. Nikki accidentally punches Brie when Naomi ducks. Naomi then takes Nikki out with the Rear View for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: AJ Lee, Paige, and Naomi
Match Rating: **
Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar decimating the commentary team and a cameraman earlier in the night. Stephanie McMahon suspended him indefinitely for his actions.
Randy Orton is backstage when Ryback walks into his locker room. Ryback says, “When it comes to feeding time, the one thing the Big Guy can’t get enough of is The Authority. So if you’re looking for a partner, ‘Feed me more.’” They shake hands.
This Thursday on Smackdown, we’ll see Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler face Bad News Barrett and Sheamus. John Cena, Randy Orton, and Roman Reigns are all slated to appear on the show.
Goldust vs. Rusev
The commentators question why Rusev didn’t answer John Cena’s open challenge earlier tonight. They also wonder where Lana is. Goldust ducks a clothesline and punches away at him. A “We want Lana” chant breaks out. Rusev quickly turns Goldust around and stomps him. Goldust goes for a springboard back elbow, but Rusev powers him down. Rusev stomps Goldust a few times before punching him. Rusev punches him in the ribs before choking him on the ropes. Rusev rubs his face paint before letting Goldust down on the mat. Rusev clubs the back before kicking him in the head. Rusev punches and shoulders him before digging his knee into the back of his head. Rusev talks trash before Goldust fights back. Rusev knees him in the midsection and sends him into the ropes, but Goldust uppercuts him. Rusev immediately comes back with a thrust kick. Rusev stomps the spine before applying the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Rusev celebrates in the ring as the flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring.
Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane will face Randy Orton, Ryback, and a mystery partner, next.
During his entrance, Big Show poses next to the André The Giant Memorial Trophy.
Roman Reigns winds up being the mystery partner for Orton and Ryback. Reigns comes out to some boos from the crowd. The crowd seems pretty tired at this point.
Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane vs. Randy Orton, Ryback, and Roman Reigns
Ryback will start the match against Kane. Kane kicks him in the midsection and punches him to the corner. Kane elbows him in the face a few times as a “Suplex City” chant breaks out. Ryback reverses a whip, but he runs into a boot. Ryback quickly comes back with a spinebuster. Ryback sets up for a Meat Hook Clothesline, but Kane gets out of the ring to recover. Big Show, Kane, and Rollins regroup at ringside. Reigns then takes them out with a running over-the-top rope splash!
We come back from the break to see Orton drop a knee on Kane for a two count. Ryback is tagged in, and he kicks Kane before hitting a suplex for a two count. Orton tags back in, and he kicks Kane in the ribs. Kane powers him to the corner, and Rollins tags in. Rollins punches away at Orton before kicking him down in the corner. Rollins sends him to the corner, but Orton immediately pops out with a clothesline. Orton uppercuts him before punching away at him in the corner. Orton clotheslines him in the corner and punches him eight times in the corner. Orton scares Kane off the apron before flipping Rollins up. Rollins quickly connects with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Rollins chokes him in the corner before Big Show tags in. The fans aren’t paying attention to this match at all. Big Show stands on Orton before sitting on him. The fans chant, “Please retire.” Big Show smiles at the crowd before head-butting Orton down. Big Show drops a pair of elbows for a near fall. Big Show shushes the crowd before chopping Orton’s chest. Kane is tagged in, and he uppercuts Orton before stomping him. Kane hits a snapmare followed by a low dropkick. The crowd chants, “Same old shit.” Orton fights up from a chin lock, and they trade punches. Orton comes out on top before hitting the ropes and eating a big boot for a near fall. The crowd starts doing the wave now. Rollins acknowledges it, and the camera pans around to catch it. The camera is following it around now. Rollins stomps Orton in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner. Rollins hits a running forearm, and he taunts the crowd. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out, and Rollins does the crotch chop to the crowd. Rollins charges Orton, but he’s dropped to the apron. Rollins snaps him off the top rope and shouts that this is his show. Orton punches Rollins as the crowd chants, “We are awesome.” Orton then connects with a superplex.
Roman Reigns and Kane are tagged in, and the crowd is loudly booing him. Reigns immediately connects with a Samoan Drop followed by some right hands. Reigns knocks Big Show off the apron before clotheslining Kane in the corner. Reigns hits some vicious clubs in the corner before attempting a neckbreaker. Reigns then turns around and clubs Kane in the back of the neck. Reigns punches the mat, and the crowd loudly boos him. Big Show grabs him by the throat, and the crowd cheers Big Show! Big Show goes for the Chokeslam, but Reigns gets out and connects with a Superman Punch. Big Show then spears Reigns down to a big ovation. Ryback then catches Big Show with Shell Shocked! Rollins immediately catches Ryback with a Curb Stomp. Reigns gets to his feet and sets up behind Rollins. Rollins leapfrogs him and gets out of the ring. Kane grabs Reigns by the throat, but Orton drops him with an RKO. Reigns then connects with a Spear for the win. The crowd loudly boos Reigns as the referee counts.
Winners by Pinfall: Randy Orton, Ryback, and Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Sting is seen backstage. We’ll hear from him immediately following Monday Night RAW on the WWE Network. Roman Reigns stares at Seth Rollins as the show comes to an end.
WWE Network Exclusive Interview with Sting
Randy Orton, Ryback, and Roman Reigns finish celebrating their win before walking off to the back.
Renee Young is in the center of the ring. She asks the crowd to please welcome Sting! Sting’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a good reception from the crowd. Sting does a few “WOOs” to a nice reaction. Renee says Sting finally got to have his WrestleMania moment in front of over 76,000 people at Levi’s Stadium. She asked how that felt. I’m almost 100% certain I heard Jerry Lawler cursing off camera. A “Thank you Sting” chant breaks out. Sting says it felt very normal, natural, and because of the fans he felt right at home. Sting says we’re talking about WrestleMania. He was face-to-face with Triple H. Even though he came up short, he’s glad he can finally say he was there. Renee asks what the future holds for him. The fans chant, “Undertaker!” Sting says he doesn’t know what the future holds, but he does know this… He’s interrupted by an “Undertaker” chant. Sting doesn’t know what opportunities the WWE might throw his way, but whatever opportunities are given, he’ll reach out and grab it. If they don’t give him anything, then that’s just too bad. It’s a crying shame as far as he’s concerned.
Bo Dallas’ music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage. Dallas says it’s such an honor for Sting to be in a WWE ring. Sting looks flabbergasted. Dallas says Sting was his idol growing up. Sting may not remember, but he painted Dallas’ face as a kid to look like his. Dallas says he didn’t wash his face for days. Sting waited his entire life to make it to WrestleMania. Last night, he did just that… and lost his entire legacy in front of a record-breaking crowd at Levi’s Stadium. Dallas knows there’s not promises, but if he wants to succeed in WWE, all he has to do is Bolieve! Sting grabs him by the hair and drops him with the Scorpion Death Drop! Sting walks around the ring and acknowledges the fans. Sting poses on the turnbuckle before leaving the ring.
Quick Match Results
Daniel Bryan def. Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE IC Title
The New Day and The Lucha Dragons def. The Ascension, Tyson Kidd, and Cesaro
Damien Mizdow def. Stardust
Neville def. Curtis Axel
John Cena def. Dean Ambrose to retain the WWE US Title
AJ Lee, Paige, and Naomi def. Natalya and The Bella Twins
Rusev def. Goldust via Submission
Randy Orton, Ryback, and Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane
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