RAW Results March 2, 2015
From Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Rollins was on The Daily Show, but will Jon Stewart dare show tonight? Paige vs Nikki tonight.
In Ring Segment
Rollins' music, and he leads J&J Security to the ring with a big smile on his face. Video of Rollins calling out Stewart on The Daily Show on his Moment of Zen. They got into a shouting match, but when Stewart went off, Rollins came out behind him and told Stewart to be on Raw this week. Stewart attacks Rollins at the end, and you can see that Rollins is loving that Stewart is hanging all over him.
Rollins – I have just a received word that New Jersey's own has wrapped his show and on his way to Raw to confront me. Jon, I know you have a TV in that limo, so let me give you a warning, that if you're not coming to get on your knees and beg for forgiveness, don't show up here, because I am not some comic foil for your amusement. This isn't some Jerry Lawler, Andy Kaufman situation.
"You suck!" chants.
Rollins – Tonight I'm going to show the world that I can do your job far better than you can. I am the future of the WWE. Mr. MITB. The hand picked, shining jewel of The Authority. Unlike The Daily Show, where they give out free tickets, everyone here paid to see Seth Rollins. I am unstoppable. I am untouchable...
Cut off by Reigns' music. Reigns into the ring with a smile to mixed reaction.
Reigns – Please, don't stop, I wanted to come out here and hear them chant 'You suck' live.
"You suck!" chants.
Reigns – Please, continue
Rollins – What I was about to say, before I was so rudely interrupted,is that I am worth more than Michael Jordan. I can outwork everybody. I can out-talk Jon Stewart. I can out-rap Wiz Khalifa.
Reigns – What?
Rollins – Don't let these abs fool you, I can out-eat Mark Henry. ("What?") Since you're out here, let me add one more to the list, I can out-wrestle you. And I, not you, are going to be the next WWE WHC.
Reigns – So you...
Rollins – I know what you're going to say, that you're going to be the next WWE WHC, right?
Reigns nods to some heat.
Rollins – Jersey agrees with me, you can't beat Brock Lesnar. I've been in the ring with Brock Lesnar and I've been in the ring with you. Brock Lesnar is a near indestructible force, and you can't beat him. But you know what? I can. I can beat Brock Lesnar, and I can beat you.
Reigns – You can beat Brock Lesnar? You can beat Brock Lesnar? Because last time I checked, you had the chance at Royal Rumble, and you couldn't get the job done. Don't worry, I'm going to give you the opportunity, but the only question is, 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?
"CM Punk!" chants. Sign in the second row, "Eat, Sleep, No Show, Repeat!"
Rollins – I could do that, or I can wait until you and Brock Lesnar tear each other to pieces, then maybe I could cash in on who's left standing. Or, I can wait until the night after WrestleMania when the entire world is watching Raw to see the fallout. Maybe I can do what I've done this whole time and bide my time and cash in when the Champ least expects it. Or maybe...
Reigns – Or maybe I could just punch you in the mouth right now.
Rollins – Oh, you try...
So Reigns punches Rollins in his mouth. J&J Security attack Reigns with blows, but he tosses Mercury from the ring, then bounces Noble off the ropes into a superman punch. Mercury back in for a spear. Reigns is all riled up. He looks up the ramp at Rollins who fled, and left his case in the ring. Video recap of the high points of the fight. Reigns puts his foot on Rollins' case and stares at Rollins.
Rollins will host his own show later, and Stewart will be here. Paige will face Nikki for the Divas Championship tonight.
Ambrose heading to the ring with the IC belt in hand.
Rollins – I forgot how hard he hits. Where were you guys? You were supposed to get on him, come on!
Orton – Wow, Seth, that was embarrassing. Tell me, where was your crack security team through all this? Where were you guys? You shouldn't have let brgs get within ten feet of our guy here! Seth, I believe in you, and what you said, that's why you should demand a match with Reigns tonight. That way you can show that not only can you out-talk Jon Stewart, you can out-wrestle Roman Reigns too.
Rollins – I can out-wrestle anyone on the WWE roster. Look, I appreciate you, but I'll handle it on my own.
Orton – Just trying to help.
Ambrose vs Barrett
Ambrose announce to the ring. Barrett already in the ring. R-Truth is on announce again. Cole brings us back to Smackdown where Barrett stole his strap back, but when he was in the ring, R-Truth stole it. Backstage R-Truth handed the strap off to Ambrose again.
Ambrose taunts Barrett with the strap, then puts it in the corner where Barrett likes to keep it. Ambrose all over Barrett with blows and kicks, stomping him down in the corner through an, "Ambrose!" chant. Barrett fights back briefly, but then Ambrose with a big chap, then another. Flying forearms from Ambrose, then a crazy elbow drop. Ambrose locks up Barrett's legs, then pulls back on his face on the mat. Barrett fights back, kicking on Ambrose in a corner. Ambrose fights back with a running bulldog on Barrett. Ambrose up top, Barrett crotches him and pins him for two.
Barrett with knees on Ambrose's face as he sits in the ropes. Ambrose ends up falling out to the floor. Barrett poses with his strap, staring at R-Truth.
Chinlock on Ambrose on the mat. A right from Ambrose, but then Ambrose eats a back elbow. A knee to Ambrose outside the ring. Ambrose is rolled back into the ring, then Barrett gets in R-Truth face. R-Truth stand up, Barrett pushes him down. Barrett steps back toward the ring, and takes an Ambrose suicide dive. Back in the ring Barrett is clotheslined out, then Ambrose off the apron with a clothesline. R-Truth up, steals the belt, puts it under announce again. Back in the ring, Ambrose all over Barrett with blows, but then is caught in winds of change for two.
Suddenly Harper is standing behind R-Truth, staring down at him. JBL wants nothing to do with it, won't even look or speak to R-Truth. Harper ends up with the strap, R-Truth gives it to him, and leaves with it over his shoulder. Barrett flips out over this. Ambrose grabs Barrett for dirty deeds for three.
Winner – Ambrose (9:30)
Ambrose out to get the strap, gets in R-Truth's face, but he shows he doesn't have it.
Mizdow was filming a commercial on Smackdown, but Miz got in the middle, stole the commercial. Mizdow was seething.
Exotic Express with Summer Rae, A New Day, Young, Cameron, and others with Miz and Mizdow. Miz is premiering his commercial. Mizdow tries to stop things, knowing what pill the commercial is for. Miz says he doesn't need to screen it.
It's about erectile dysfunction and Niagra. It was cut together to make Miz look bad, and Mizdow knew this. They all laugh at Miz.
Miz – This little general has plenty of bullets in his arsenal.
Miz then goes off on Mizdow for setting him up this way. He's only on the roster because of Miz. Miz slaps Mizdow who is seething. Eye to eye, the fans want Mizdow to snap, but he holds his anger, swallows it down, and apologizes to Miz.
Wyatt out to the stage, lantern in hand, as he goes around a casket, then stops at the top of the ramp.
Wyatt – Oh, that wicked feeling is in the air again. Can you feel it? I wonder, what is truly left of the mighty Taker. Is he still capable of striking the hearts of man? Or have the hands of time finally ripped him apart. Come on Taker! Come out, come out, wherever you are. WrestleMania approaches. Taker, I think I got something you're going to like.
Over to the casket.
Wyatt – I built this just for you, Taker. I hope you like it. Where are you? Instead of being out here in appreciation. You torture me. You mock me. With all this silence. I understand your apprehension, but you must understand, everything comes at a price. Hahahaha! Oh, my, my, my. I've always had a fascination with the natural instincts of fire. Fire has no prejudice, has no feelings. Fire has this urge to destroy anything, and everything that's in its path, just like me. Just like me.
He unscrews the cap on a red gas can, douses the top of the casket, then quickly back on mic.
Wyatt – I would walk through the fires of hell, just to see your face, Taker! You think you really know who it is you're dealing with man? You can't hide from me! No one can hide from me. Where I come from, everything burns! And at WrestleMania, you gonna burn too, Deadman!
Wyatt lights the top of the casket, the petrol quickly burns off.
6 Person Mixed Tag Match – Nattie & Kidd & Cesaro vs Usos & Naomi
Kidd, Cesaro and Nattie to the ring. Video of Nattie and Naomi getting into it ringside last week on Raw. Nattie cost the Usos the Championships last week. Usos and Naomi out to face them.
Kidd kicks Jey, all over him with blows, but eats a right that slows him down. Blows from Jey, but Cesaro with a blind tag and to Jey's jaw with a big blow. Jey back with a Samoan drop. Cesaro in a corner, but rolls out before the bum slam. Naomi and Nattie in, on each other hard. A back kick to Nattie's gut. Nattie floats over, lands badly, Naomi rolls her up for two.
Naomi tossed out through the ropes, so Kidd and Jimmy in. Jimmy whipped, lands an upper cut, knocks Cesaro off the corner, then corkscrews on Kidd. Jey and Jimmy with a double kick, but Kidd tags Nattie in. Nattie yells at Kidd outside for tagging her in, than Naomi rolls Nattie up for three.
Winners – Usos & Naomi (2:53)
Nattie screaming at Kidd in the ring over her injury and Kidd tagging her in. Cesaro tries to calm her, but then Kidd hugs her, smirking over her shoulder. Nattie cries at his hug.
Reigns is facing Rollins in the main event tonight.
In Ring Segment
Cena's music, and there's so much heat. Some is mixed, but they really sing Cena out, with, "John Cena sucks!"
Video of Cena on mic on Raw last week. Cena challenged Rusev for WrestleMania. Rusev said no, not happening, Cena doesn't deserve it. The flag unfurls above end.
Cena – And that leads us to tonight! (heat) An audience divided. (serious heat!) This is one of those rare occasions that some of you who are not in my corner are having a wonderful time, you got to see Rusev defeat me at Fast Lane. And saw me challenge Rusev, and he said no. Those who aren't in my corner, don't stay too happy too long, as much as I'd love to beat Rusev on WrestleMania, maybe it's not meant to be. I'm not going to whine, I'm not going to complain, I'm going to adapt and overcome, because that's what you do when you get knocked down, you get back up, and if you want to climb the mountain, and you trip along the way, you get up, knock the dirt off your shoulders and you climb until you reach the prize. (heat) I'm going on record now, Rusev, you are a marked man, and I will get my hands on you. But my focus right now should be where everyone's focus is, WrestleMania. So, if you're watching WrestleMania, I will grab that prize by officially putting myself in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. In the greatest event in this industry I will make a giant statement and honor one of the greatest giants in the history of the WWE!
Steph's music and she comes out in a black suit, grey shell, and her hair loose. She heads to the ring with a smile.
Steph – Excuse me John, but since when do Superstars declare what match they're going to be in, especially in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania.
Cena – Steph, that's what everybody does for the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. Declare they're in it. Miz did it. Fandango did it. Rose did it. It's not exactly murderer's row, I'm sure you've got a spot open for me.
Steph – I don't know what you're talking about, but it sounds like you are disparaging the man this was named after, Andre The Giant. Arguably one of the biggest icons in this business. That's what Andre The Giant was to the business, but this is what Andre The Giant means to me.
Steph shows that beautiful picture from when she was a little girl at WrestleMania 1, sitting on Andre's knee backstage. The two of them the best of friends.
Steph – He was my friend. This was taken when I was 8 years old after WrestleMania 1, so forgive me if I take it a little personally when you disparage, or belittle the very match that pays homage to his great legacy. So my answer as to whether you can compete in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania, is no.
Cena – You know what I liked about that picture, you can certainly tell all those years ago that you weren't the bitch you are now.
Steph – Often times women in a powerful position are referred to in a negative way, but it doesn't mean I don't have the final say.
Cena – You do have the final say, and I wasn't trying to belittle Andre The Giant, in fact Steph, any WrestleMania moment is a moment to last a lifetime. I was simply informing you of my service here in the WWE. I'm a 15 time Champion, and I have been in 10 WrestleManias. So I figured that would get me in.
Steph – I guess you figured wrong. See John, let me put this bluntly, you haven't been a friend to The Authority. When you had us thrown out of power, doesn't exactly curry favor. You couldn't get the job done against Rusev, so maybe it's time we find someone who can.
Cena – Steph, stop. It's not about Rusev, it's not about Sting, it's not about any of that. We are talking about WrestleMania! The biggest event in WWE history. The day you leave me out of WrestleMania is the day...
Steph - Is the day you'll what? You'll realize that Cena doesn't define WWE. Newsflash, it doesn't. Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Bret Hart. They all thought they'd leave WWE and we'd be a sinking ship, but we survived, we thrived. That's exactly what would happen this year if John Cena were to sit this one out! Sit this WrestleMania out which is exactly what I think these people want!
"YES!" "YES!" "NO!" "NO!" "YES!" "NO!" "NO!" "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" "NO!"
Steph – For once I actually like this chant. For once WrestleMania will be the biggest of all time. You're not special. You need to think about it this way John Cena, it's not where would WWE be without John Cena? It's where would John Cena be without WWE?
Cena looks about to barf.
Out comes Curtis Axel!
Axel – Don't change the channel, because Axelmania is running wild! I've been in the Royal Rumble Match for 35 days, 26 hours, and counting. I'm the greatest competitor in Royal Rumble Match history. I'm often imitated, but never eliminated. You want someone to face Rusev for the US Title at WrestleMania? Why not look to someone who is also a third generation Superstar, who has also met Andre The Giant as a kid, me, the Axe Man. I know I'm in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, but two victories at WrestleMania is better than one. And Miss McMahon, I respect you. You're a visionary, and always have been. Your words is inspiration to me.
Steph – Thank you. Finally somebody who understands respect.
"Axelmania!" chants! Axel looks around glowing.
Steph – It's got a ring to it, I kind of like it. It seems like the Axe Man's star is on the rise while yours is, falling. If you want to prove yourself, face Curtis Axel right here, right now. Get me a ref! Cena, the only way you're going to compete against Rusev at WrestleMania, is to change his mind and get him to accept the match. Good luck.
Steph leaves, and Axel looks to Cena.
Axel – And I've got a question for you, what you gonna do when Axelmania runs wild on you?
Axel rips open his shirt.
Cena – I'm going to give you one chance to walk out of this ring. For a second, I want you to listen very carefully, because I'm serious when I tell you this. If this match start, you will not walk out of this ring.
"Cena sucks!" chants.
Axel vs Cena
Cena in a corner, contemplative, as Axel goes through all of Hogan's antics, right down to the hand to the ear – badly! Cena glares in a heelish (for Cena) way.
Cena explodes out with a sick clothesline. A right to Axel. Cena glares at the back of Axel Axeling up. Dueling Cena chant. Axel points to the WrestleMania sign, then into a clothesline. An FU, then he locks on the STFU and Axel taps.
Winner – Cena (1:52)
Rusev and Lana out to the stage.
Lana – Congratulations on your triumphant victory, John Cena.
Rusev – Like Steph said, the only way for you to face me at WrestleMania is if I change my mind. Since it's my decisions to make ("What?") it is...
"YES!" "YES!" "NO!" "NO!"
Rusev – Well, it's not your decision to make, it's mine, you ignorant Americans! (heat) My decision is...
Rusev – USA or not, my decision is no!
The flag unfurls behind Cena in the ring. Cena is seething.
27 days to WrestleMania, and it looks like it will be without Cena. But it will be Sting vs Trip. Cole sat down with Michael Hayes and Arn Anderson. Video of the two of them talking up Sting in a huge way.
In Ring Segment
Triple H to the ring. Stills from him in the ring with Sting at Fast Lane.
Trip – In 1995 I looked Vince McMahon in the eye and said, 'all I want is an opportunity.' 20 years later, 13 world titles, and the COO of the WWE, I think I made the most of that opportunity. Two weeks ago at Fast Lane I gave Sting and opportunity for his career to last forever. For his legacy to be immortalized though DVDs and merch. Make Sting bigger than he'd ever been in his entire career, he squandered that. He traded it in for one fleeting chance for one moment at WrestleMania. While part of me understands that, he just chose to do it with the wrong guy. Because at WrestleMania, Sting gets in the ring with the King of Kings, I will make sure it's as if Sting's career never existed. A lot of people wonder why Sting never came to the WWE, all these years, why didn't Sting come here. I have my theory. You have your theories. Everyone has a theory. Booker T, I'm sure you have a theory, you knew Sting. Come into the ring. Let's hear it for Booker T the 5 time, 5 time, 5 time, 5 time, 5 time WCW Champion, HOFer, Booker T!
Booker T into the ring, mic in hand as the fans chant for him. They shake hands.
Trip – I gotta admit that I heard you say that Sting wanted to come here, and implied that he didn't come here because I politic-ed him out of a role here. I know you know that didn't happen, so I wonder why you think he didn't come here?
Booker T – I'm just saying, I know Sting, I went down the road with him many times. I know you. I know you're not afraid to use your power, step on some toes to get what you want. If I was in your position, I probably would have fought Sting from coming to the WWE too.
Trip – You believe these conspiracy theories of this whole thing. I thought better of you. You're like these little kids, banging around on the Internet, thinking they know the ins and the outs of this industry, the truth is, they don't know a damn thing.
Booker T – Like I said, I know Sting, he's a stand up Dude, just saying. We don't even need to talk about loyalty when we're talking about Sting, just saying. We're talking about WCW's finest. The last man standing in WCW. The thing is is this, just saying, what's best for business or not, you can't control Sting. Nobody can, just saying. Flair couldn't control Sting. Hogan couldn't control Sting. nWo couldn't control Sting. Bischoff couldn't control Sting, just saying. Sting is here now, in the WWE. You got to deal with it at WrestleMania, just saying.
Trip – I get it, you're just saying, you said it a couple times. But if no one could control Sting, then why didn't he come here. I don't get it. Maybe he didn't want to come here. But hey, it's why we all have them. Control is a funny thing man, when you have it, you have control over people and can do anything. When you don't have any control over your fate, that's a scary thing, really is. Anyway, I wanted your opinion, and, by the way Book, you're fired.
Booker tries to talk to Trip off mic. Trip just stares. Booker asks if Trip is serious. Finally Booker T leaves the ring to heat for Trip. Booker T grabs his stuff from announce and leaves to chants of "CM Punk!"
Trip – Booker, stop. Hey, just messing with you man, I'm not firing you. I want you on that commentary crew, but that's just showing you want control is. (then to the fans) 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, end an icon, end the last vestige that is and was, WCW. And I will do what I do better than anyone on this earth, I will take advantage of that opportunity, and I will put an end to Sting!
Trip leaves the ring, overto Booker T on the bottom of the ramp. They talk. Booker T looks pissed, but heads back to announce. Trip heads up the ramp. Cole says something about keeping his thoughts to himself.
Divas Championship Match – Paige vs Nikki (c)
Paige to the ring. The Bellas to the ring together in red.
They lock up, Paige knocked back off the ropes and down. Paige trips Nikki for two.
Nikki slammed back off the top rope. Head butt to Nikki for two.
Paige tries for her PTO, but Nikki to the ropes.
Chinlock with a knee in her back on Paige. Nikki pins for two. Facelock on the mat, knee in Paige's back with Brie cheering her twin on. Paige up, elbows free, but takes a spinebuster from Nikki for two.
Nikki telegraphs, is kicked for it, then they both clothesline and are down. Both slow to their feet. Paige blocks, lands a couple short clotheslines, then drop kick. Paige pins for two.
Paige superkicks Brie off the apron, ducks Nikki. Paige kicks Nikki in the face, and locks the PTO on. Brie in to break the hold, attacking Paige.
Winner via DQ – Paige (6:46)
"Paige!" chants. They are about to double team Paige, but AJ's music hits. AJ is stiff and all over the Bellas, pissed. Paige gets into it, and they take out the Bellas together. Video recap of the high points of the match. Brie is bleeding from the nose as they yell smack backing up the ramp.
Renee – What a huge surprise, and welcome back to the WWE.
Paige – Yeah, a huge surprise, and who asked you to come out there AJ?
AJ – No one, and that's probably a good thing, because I don't exactly do as I'm told, but I saw the Bellas bully the entire Division, and I thought I'd come back and help #GiveDivasAChance.
Paige – AJ, we've been a lot of things: friends, enemies, frienemies, but I've always respected you, unlike those Kardashian Mary Kate and Ashley wannabes. But, you have anything to say?
AJ – What's that saying? The enemy of my enemy, Paige, I think that makes us friends.
Paige – I think that's a good thing, Renee? I think?
The Daily Show w/ Seth Rollins
In the ring it's all set up.
Rollins – Welcome to The Daily Show, and I'm Seth Rollins. We're emanating from glorious Newark, New Jersey! Wait, everyone knows Newark is the armpit of America. For the last two weeks Jon Stewart has been calling me out, saying he wants a piece of me.
Video recap of Rollins on The Daily Show last week.
Rollins – I'm here to prove I can do Stewart's job better than he ever could. My first topic is Jon Stewart. He talked a pretty tough game, but, much like when he hosted the Oscars, he's been dead silent. Let's give Stewart some credit, he's a smart guy, he didn't show up tonight, like all of America didn't show up to the movie he directed last year.
J&J Security are killing themselves laughing behind Rollins at all of this.
Rollins – I wouldn't show up if I were him, he wants to retire on his own terms, and if he showed up tonight he'd be forced to retire, because it's hard to do a phony news show with your jaw wired shut!
The Daily Show music hits, and out comes Jon Stewart. He's on stage being silly, then heads to the ring, slapping hands along the way, and playing up back pain. Stewart makes a mess of getting into the ring, then sits across from Rollins.
Stewart – New Jersey! New Jersey! How you doing? Nice to see you. Rollins hosting The Daily Show, given something he didn't earn. You didn't earn this.
Rollins – I'm proving I can do your job so much better than you.
Stewart – You're proving that you can barely read!
Stewart looks at Rollins' crib sheets.
Rollins – Enough of your jokes. You want to come into my ring and make a fool out of me.
Stewart – I apologize, I would never make a fool. How could I make a fool out of a guy dressed as a swat team stripper with Lady Gaga's hair? How could I? I'm not here to do that. I'm your friend. I'm here to help you. I'm old school. I'm not worried about you, I'm from New Jersey. You think I'm worried about the curb stomp? In New Jersey, that's how we greet each other in the morning. In the morning. For brunch. That's a Jersey brunch! Settle down Slick! (Mercury) I'm old school. I remember the wrestlers who earned it! Bruno Sammartino. Gorilla Monsoon, the greats who earned their titles. You didn't earn your way up, like the great Mick Foley. You never went up against the establishment, like the great Stone Cold. You never fought through injury after injury after injury like Taker, you never did that! You thought you could take a short cut by cheating, by becoming the posterboy for The Authority. Let me tell you something about posters, boy. They get taken down when people get tired of them. And let me tell you this, you may be stronger, better looking, taller, can lift your arms above your shoulders, which I can't, but let me tell you this, I have something you'll never have, and that's respect. You think The Authority is going to back you up, The Authority doesn't care about you. Now I have your attention, settle down Katzen Jammers. Listen to me, we will go to the Olsen twins later, let me talk to you. The Authority doesn't care about you, who's fighting for the Title at WrestleMania? Is it Rollins? Rollins? Or is it Lesnar and Reigns. You better in the ring, or on mic. Why aren't you fighting? Whoever wins, you're going to be left holding your case. Which, by the way, you didn't earn. We both know who's case that is...
Rollins – Shut up Stewart!
Stewart – Very loud. If Kane didn't...
Rollins to his feet.
Rollins – Shut up.
Stewart – Funny, drop that on the, I'm going to wander. This has been a lot of fun, you going to the part.
Rollins (off mic, but caught by Stewart's mic) – You don't understand what it's like to be me!
Rollins grabs Stewart by his lapels and shakes him. Orton's music hits. Rollins drops a hand, looks at Orton. Stewart with a low blow kick on Rollins, then slides from the ring. Orton comes down, arms wide, asking what happened. Rollins looks green. Orton leaves shaking his head and smirking. Stewart runs up the ramp swinging his jacket over his head, selling his victory over Rollins.
Recap of Orton costing Rollins Stewart and his family jewels.
Renee – Jon, you just made your Raw debut, and you made quite the impact.
Stewart – That was a left footer to the groinal area, a move I learned in wrestling school. (He's carefully watching for Rollins.) They come back here this way? Rollins comes this way?
Renee – You will have some free time on your hands, you think maybe you will stick around, be a WWE Superstar?
Stewart – There's a big chance of that, but I was winded from the part I was talking, so I might have to train a little bit. I'm going to, that's a very unprotected hallway, I'm going that way.
Harper vs Bryan
Harper to the ring, IC strap over his shoulder. Video recap of R-Truth giving Harper the strap during Barrett's match earlier, costing Barrett his match with Ambrose. Bryan out to "YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Harper kicks Bryan down, on him with blows. Bryan slammed to the mat. Bryan in a corner taking blows. Bryan whipped, hits a drop toe hold, then double feet. Harper grabs Bryan and dumps him over the top and out.
Bryan ducks Harper, lands a number of kicks on Harper. Bryan whipped, floats over, caught, ends up eating corner in an ugly way. Bryan eats a horrible release German for two.
They show the release German over and over, then Bryan gets two.
Harper rolls up Bryan for two.
A facelock on Bryan. Bryan reverses into the "YES!" lock and Harper tags out.
Winner – Bryan (6:30)
Bryan is struggling, holding his head/neck, holding his right arm down hard, only doing "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" with his left arm. Barrett out, steals his strap back. Ambrose out, they fight to the ring. Clothesline and Ambrose takes the strap back. Clothesline and Harper takes the strap back. Harper sits in the corner to regroup, and R-Truth takes the strap. He struts around the ring, but Harper stops him. R-Truth puts it down, tries to leave, but pulled into a short clothesline from Harper. Harper leaves with the strap.
Harper on the stage, looks back at the fans, then turns back and eats a superkick from Ziggler! Ziggler poses with the strap on the stage. Bryan, on announce, smirks at the fans, then starts the "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" with both arms again.
Hall of Fame video for Aundra Blayze, aka Madusa.
Rollins – I cannot believe Stewart came into my ring and embarrassed me like that.
Orton – I saved you from committing career suicide out there. You think you can go out there on live TV and put your hands on Stewart in New Jersey! He'd have sued you for every penny you don't have, and what's worse, Seth, you'd have lost your job, so how about a thank you? Forget about it. If you need any help from me tonight, all you have to do is ask.
Kane and Big Show come in and nudge up behind Orton.
Kane – Show and I'll be out there, we got your back
Noble – I guess we won't need everybody out there.
Orton – Suit yourself.
In Ring Segment
Heyman – Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and I and I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE WHC, Brock Lesnar. I came here tonight to the rancid city of Newark to set the record straight, address the rumors and shoot from the hip. Yes, it's true, Brock Lesnar will be at WrestleMania! Believe that! My client, Brock Lesnar will be anywhere he damn well pleases before WrestleMania! My client will be anywhere he damn well pleases after WrestleMania! And he will be there as the WWE WHC, because he will be the Champion as long as he damn well pleases. Believe... (mic cuts out) Obviously our sound guy is from New Jersey. Believe that! That's your problem, you always buy into these fantasies, at Fast Lane you bought into Bryan. You have your hopes and dreams pinned on Bryan. But if Bryan came up against my client, he'd be like a cockroach, squished under the boot of Brock Lesnar! Now, now we have Reigns... (mic cuts out, again) Would somebody like to give me a mic that works?
Lilian hands Heyman a new mic.
Heyman – It's about time you did something right. (The fans ooooh at the slam.) Here's an oooh for you, you're buying into Reigns, you expect him to win. They have ordered all the confetti and pyro, booked by God himself, because we all believe that. You know who else believed that? Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin, Trip and Cena. Last week I said any one of them in their prime, none of them disputed me. (To someone in the stands -) I know I left out Andre, because he's dead, stupid! Not one man sent out a tweet disputing me. Reigns walks through the locker room, they all go to the side. He's no hero, he's a bad ass Samoan with a chip on his shoulder, you know why, because Reigns can't beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. WrestleMania goes down one of two ways, Brock Lesnar takes Reigns apart, viciously beats him down the way he did Cena. Two, Brock Lesnar simply runs the rowsies your ass?
(No clue what he was trying to say here.) Heyman tries to speak again, but his mic isn't working, again, and this is the second one. He seemed really pissed from the start, but he's almost livid! It keeps not working.
Heyman – Everyone seems to believe that. Reigns you're going to get beat by Brock Lesnar. You're going to get beat up by Brock Lesnar. You're going to get hurt by Brock Lesnar. You're going to get embarrassed by Brock Lesnar. You're going to be emasculated by Brock Lesnar. You're going to be conquered, conquered, conquered by Brock Lesnar. Believe that!
Heyman glares up at the WrestleMania sign, and Reigns' music hits. He comes down through the stands, ready for his match. Heyman leaves the ring, and backs up the ramp, watching Reigns the whole time.
Cole and Booker T talk about the new show about Booker T's life that's debuting on the WWE Network after Raw.
Recap of the opening segment between Rollins and Reigns. Noble and Mercury were also beaten up in the shuffle.
Rollins vs Reigns
All men are ringside for this match.
They circle as JBL says Reigns isn't the most articulate. Reigns takes Rollins down, and he rolls out to regroup with J&J Security. "You can't wrestle!" chants for Reigns. Rollins back into the ring. Side headlock on Rollins. Rollins pushes off, Reigns off the ropes and shoulder blocks Rollins. Inverted atomic drop, then atomic drop, and Rollins rolls out to regroup with J&J Security, Big Show and Kane. Rollins back in, tries to kick Reigns, his foot caught, and he eats a huge right. Rollins whipped, hits the mat. Whipped, hits the mat. Arm hold on Rollins, but punches on Reigns. A big right drops Rollins. Reigns covers for one.
A blow to Rollins' head, then Rollins eats corner. Then the next. Rollins fights back with blows, then takes a knee to the gut. Reigns off the ropes into a drop kick by Rollins. Rollins mounts Reigns on the mat and lands blows. Reigns choked in the ropes as the ref counts. Arm bar and kick to Reigns' ribs. Reigns pulled up by his hair, gets his own blows in, but then tossed out for J&J Security to work him. Reigns on Noble. A blow to Rollins through the ropes, then Reigns on Mercury. Back in the ring Reigns goes shoulder first to the post.
Orton's music hits and few look happy about it.
Reigns catches Rollins. Rollins free and lands a chop block on Reigns. Elbows to the top of a sitting Reigns' head. Orton isn't in The Authority's corner as Big Show yells smack to the fans from the same area as Heyman was yelling. "You sold out!" chants for Big Show. Facelock on Reigns on the mat. Reigns slowly sits up, then works to his feet in circles, running around Rollins who is still holding him, then slams Rollins to get free. Rollins eats corner, then a big clothesline. Another big clothesline on Rollins. Rollins into a corner eating ten short clotheslines. Rollins comes back at Reigns, takes a tilt-a-whirl slam for it. Reigns sets up, is ready, but Mercury on his ankle. He's pulled in, sent out. Big kick to Reigns' head for a long two.
Rollins climbs, right above Orton. Reigns up with a right to Rollins. The struggle on the corner, second ropes. Body drop on Rollins from up there. Reigns turns around and comes off the corner with a big clothesline on Noble on the apron. Rollins all over Reigns on the mat for two.
Rollins climbs, but Reigns catches him, pins for two. Reigns lifts Rollins from that angle and slams him again for two.
They exchange blows. Rollins gets the upper hand, but then elevated and out. Reigns off the apron onto Big Show. Rollins rolls in, so Kane with a top of a chair to Reigns' gut, then rolls him in. Rollins pins, but Reigns somehow kicks out.
Reigns avoids the curb stomp, then hits his superman punch. Superman punch for Kane on the apron. Orton grabs Reigns' ankle, costing Reigns the match through distraction as Rollins rolls him up for three.
Winner – Rollins (15:53)
Reigns with a suicide dive out on Rollins, J&J Security, and Kane. Blows on Big Show on the apron. Rollins into the barricade. Spear to Kane. Big Show is back with a punch to Reigns' kidney, and rolls Reigns in. Reigns with a superman punch on Big Show, which wobbles him, then a spear drops Show. Rollins up top, flies, but Reigns catches him in the air with a SICK spear! Reigns squats in the ring, watching over the carnage. Video recap of the high points of the match. Reigns is still all riled up in the ring as The Authority regroups outside the ring.
CURTIS FREAKING AXEL!
The whole Axel/Steph segment!
Best Fanboy Moment
Stewart cutting a promo on Rollins!