WWE RAW Report – 2/9/15
– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at The Authority’s Fastlane announcement from last week.
– We’re live from Columbus, Ohio as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Booker T and JBL.
– We go to the ring and out comes Roman Reigns through the crowd to a mixed reaction.
Reigns says he stood here this time last week as the Royal Rumble winner with a guaranteed WrestleMania 31 main event spot. Reigns says that means he would fight Brock Lesnar and defeat him for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. He says The Authority made it clear he’s not the one they want in that spot. Reigns says to prove himself, he’s going to beat Bryan at Fastlane and beat Reigns at WrestleMania. Reigns says if you get in his way, he’s got a spear with your name on it. Daniel Bryan’s music hits and out he comes to a pop.
Bryan hits the ring and we get dueling “yes, no” chants. Bryan says he didn’t come to fight, he came to thank Reigns for taking out Big Show during the main event last week. Bryan brings up their match at Fastlane. Bryan says they’re about even in the looks department but everyone knows Bryan is a better wrestler. Triple H’s music hits and out he comes with Stephanie McMahon, Kane and Big Show. They bring up Fastlane and Triple H addresses Sting. He’s giving Sting until the end of tonight to give him an answer on the challenge. Triple H asks if Sting is a man or a coward. Stephanie addresses Bryan and Reigns. She makes a tag team match for right now.
Big Show and Kane vs. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan
Kane and Big Show head to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan is going at it with Kane. Bryan sends Kane to the floor and dives out, sending him into the barrier. Triple H and Stephanie watch from ringside. They bring it back in and Reigns tags in. Reigns works over Kane in the corner. Kane turns it around but Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits one off the ropes. Big Show tags in now.
Show blocks shots and takes control. He tosses Reigns around and into the corner. Reigns fights back and hits a clothesline in the corner, and another. Show goes for a chokeslam but Reigns blocks it and hits a DDT for a 2 count. Show drops Reigns with a headbutt and Kane comes back in. Kane keeps Reigns grounded now. Reigns fights out with a big slam. Bryan and Show tag in. Bryan knocks Kane off the apron. Bryan with a pair of dropkicks to Show in the corner. Bryan with kicks as fans chant “yes!” now. Show pushes him off but Bryan kicks the leg out. Bryan with kicks while Show is on his knees now. Bryan sends Show out to the floor. Bryan goes to the top and splashes out but Kane and Show grabs him in mid-air. They slam him into the ropes and he bounces back to the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Show is in control of Bryan. Bryan fights out but Show catches him in a bear hug. Kane comes in for a 2 count on Bryan. Kane works Bryan over and hits the sideslam for a 2 count. Show tags back in for some double teaming. Show drops Bryan and walks over him. Bryan rolls as Show attempts a splash from the second rope. Bryan crawls for a tag but Kane tags in and stops him. Kane knocks Reigns off the apron. Bryan pulls Kane into the Yes Lock but Show makes the save and pulls Bryan to the floor, tossing him into the timekeeper’s area for the disqualification.
Winners by DQ: Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns
– After the bell, Reigns runs over and attacks Show. Kane tries to stop him but gets dropped at ringside. Show grabs a chair and hits Reigns in the gut with it, then over the back. Show brings the chair in the ring but Reigns nails a Superman punch. Show doesn’t go down. Reigns unloads with the chair but he’s still standing. Reigns finally knocks Show over the top. Reigns tuns around to a big right hand from Kane. Reigns dodges a chokeslam. Bryan runs, Kane moves and Bryan accidentally hits the corner dropkick on Reigns. Reigns and Bryan have words. Reigns shoves Bryan to the mat and fans boo. Triple H says we’re going to see how well they get along later tonight when they face Kane, Big Show, Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble and this man… Seth Rollins, in a 5 vs. 2 main event. Rollins comes out with The Stooges and they join the rest of The Authority as we go to replays.
Ryback vs. Seth Rollins
Back from the break and Ryback makes his way out as Rollins waits. The bell rings and they go at it. Rollins turns it around and beats Ryback down in the corner. Ryback shoves Rollins but ends up on the floor. The Stooges attack him and shove him into the barrier while the referee is distracted. Rollins comes to the floor and brings Rollins back in for a big forearm in the corner. Rollins stomps and hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count.
Rollins wails away on Ryback and talks trash to the crowd. Ryback powers up and sends Rollins out to the floor. Rollin comes in and Ryback drops him. Ryback goes for the Stooges on the apron. He continues to fight Rollins off and goes for Shellshocked but Mercury and Noble run in the ring and break it up for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Ryback
– After the bell, they beat Ryback down and Rollins nails a Curb Stomp. Rollins yells out that they run the show as fans boo.
– Still to come, Triple H demands an answer from Sting. Also, Lana and Rusev will pay tribute to John Cena’s career. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get a Sheamus return vignette.
Paige vs. Brie Bella
We go to the ring and Paige waits as Brie Bella and WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella make their way out.
After a back and forth match, Paige makes a comeback with a dropkick and more offense. Nikki gets on the apron but Paige sends her to the floor. Paige hits the Ram-Paige on Brie for the win.
– After the match, Nikki taunts Paige from the ring as she stands on the ramp.
– Still to come, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will address the WWE Fastlane situation.
– We see Rusev and Lana walking backstage. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Lana is in the ring with WWE United States Champion Rusev. Fans boo. She says they are proud to face John Cena at Fastlane. She says they want to recognize Cena’s great career tonight. She leads us to a video package on Cena’s career.
The video cuts from good moments to bad moments in Cena’s career. Lana talks about how Cena must be tired after all those battles. She says he’s vulnerable inside. Rusev takes the mic and fans boo. Rusev says the man Cena once was, no longer exists. Rusev gets the “what?” treatment from fans and yells back at them before ripping Cena some more. Rusev says Cena is weak. Rusev says he will break Cena’s body and crush his spirit at Fastlane. Cena’s music hits and out he comes to a pop.
Cena speaks from the stage and says they’re talking like Rusev has already won at Fastlane. Cena cuts a promo at Rusev and says we’re going to find out if Rusev is tough at Fastlane. Cena says this “old man” is going to whip Rusev’s ass at Fastlane. Rusev gets upset and a “USA” chant breaks out. Lana tries to calm him down. Rusev takes the mic and laughs at Cena’s comments. Rusev taunts Cena and says he’s going to crush him at Fastlane. Cena says Rusev has jokes but Lana has the balls. Cena challenges Rusev to fight. Rusev leaves the ring and they meet on the ramp. They start brawling and both go down on the steel twice. Rusev hits a cheap shot to the eye. Rusev sends Cena into part of the set and stomps as referees come out to back him up. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see what just happened to Cena.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt
Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to a big pop. Bray Wyatt is out next.
They lock up and Wyatt shoves Ziggler across the ring and taunts him. Ziggler takes Wyatt down as we get dueling chants from the fans. Wyatt comes back with a big right hand but Ziggler dropkicks him to a big pop. More back and forth. Ziggler kicks Wyatt off the apron as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Wyatt is in control after slamming Ziggler into the apron during the commercial. Wyatt keeps Ziggler grounded in the ring now. More back and forth. Wyatt takes Ziggler out in mid-air. Ziggler starts to make a comeback again and Wyatt runs into an elbow. Ziggler counters a clothesline and nails a big DDT for a 2 count. Ziggler ends up hitting the Fame-asser and a superkick but Wyatt kicks out just in time. Wyatt comes back with a huge clothesline. Wyatt turns upside down in the corner and hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
– After the match, Wyatt drags Ziggler out to the floor. Wyatt exposes the concrete but the referees put the mat back down. They warn Wyatt as we go to replays. Wyatt just kneels down and taunts Ziggler as his music plays.
– Cole leads us to a Black History Month video for Junkyard Dog.
– Still to come, Lesnar and Heyman will address Fastlane. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and out comes WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman. Heyman brings up NBC’s Brian Williams but says he’s not the biggest liar in the land, that honor is held jointly by Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. He brings up their #1 contender’s match at Fastlane. If he says either of them say they actually have a chance against Lesnar, then they are lying.
Heyman goes on about Reigns and Bryan. He says it doesn’t matter who wins at Fastlane because they’re going to have to deal with an F5. Heyman puts over Lesnar some more and they leave to Lesnar’s music.
– Still to come, will Sting respond to Triple H? Back to commercial.
Goldust and Stardust vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston
Back from the break and Stardust and Goldust are making their entrance. The New Day is out next with Xavier Woods cutting a promo on the Dust Brothers.
Stardust starts off with Kofi and they go at it. Stardust ends up walking out on the match. Goldust gets dropkicked by Kofi but manages to make a comeback. Goldust yells at Stardust to get back in the ring. Kofi rolls a distracted Goldust up from behind for the win.
Winners: The New Day
– Renee Young is backstage with Daniel Bryan and asks if he and Roman Reigns will be able to co-exist later tonight. Bryan says what happened was an accident and he doesn’t blame Roman. Reigns walks up and days they can co-exist because of their common enemy. He wants to take them out so there’s room for them two to handle their business at Fastlane.
– Back from the break and Goldust approaches Stardust backstage. He calls him Cody and says this is a brother to brother talk. Stardust shoves him down and says Cody is dead, never call him that.
– We go back to the ring and Triple H is in the ring.
Triple H talks about how WWE has been his life for 20 years while others have come and gone. He says all that was almost taken away because of one man – Sting. Triple H says he helped crush WCW and it took Sting 14 years to try and do something about it. Triple H says he’s calling Sting out for Fastlane, to meet him face to face in the ring. Triple H says he will look Sting dead in his eye and explain why he was right to stay away for 14 years. Triple H says if Sting agrees to never show his face again, he will let him leave Fastlane with his dignity in tact. Triple H says he’s patient but he’s called Sting out for two straight weeks with no answer. Triple H wants an answer and wants it right now. The lights go out and we hear a crow. Triple H loosens his tie and looks around. We keep hearing the crow. A video plays and spells out Triple H’s name. Fans chant “we want Sting” as the crow sound plays again. A spotlight shines on Triple H. A man in a Sting mask comes from behind and Triple H falls down. The man is gone. “I Accept” flashes on the video and we go to commercial with Triple H looking around.
– Back from the break and Cole says Cena has more eye damage than originally thought.
The Usos vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
Back from the break and Natalya waits with Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. Naomi is out next with WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos.
They take a commercial break and come back to Kidd and Cesaro in control. The end comes when Jey goes to the top for a splash on Kidd but Cesaro shoves him off the top and Kidd covers for the non-title win.
Winners: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro
– We go to the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame video for Rikishi.
Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow
Back from the break and Sin Cara waits in the ring as Damien Sandow makes his way out with The Miz.
The bell rings but The Miz takes a mic at ringside and has Sandow take off his glasses because he’s no longer the stunt double. Sandow takes control and beats Cara down in the corner. Sandow with a suplex and more offense as fans start chanting his name. Cara fights back but Sandow dropkicks him out of the ring. Sandow follows and brings him back in. Miz grabs the mic and asks Sandow to grab him a water while he’s out of the ring. Fans boo but Sandow gets the water. Miz asks him to open it. Sandow comes back and opens the water. Sandow goes back towards the ring but Cara leaps out onto him. Miz tells Sandow to pay attention.
They come back in and Cara keeps control as Miz taunts fans on the mic. Sandow makes a comeback with some of The Miz’s moves and he doesn’t like it. Sandow goes for the Figure Four but Miz yells for him to stop and jumps on the apron. Miz says he made that move famous and tells Sandow to put Cara’s legs down. Miz tells Sandow to get his own moves. Cara takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Sandow up for the win.
Winner: Sin Cara
– After the match, Sandow looks upset as Miz runs his mouth.
– We go to the announcers for WWE Network plugs.
– Bray Wyatt is backstage for another promo at an unknown person. Wyatt tells this person it’s time for them to go home. He yells for them to find him.
– We see Dean Ambrose walking backstage. Back to commercial.
Curtis Axel vs. Dean Ambrose
Back from the break and Curtis Axel is in the ring talking about how he was screwed at the Royal Rumble. He hypes his #AxelMania hashtag. Dean Ambrose is out next for a match. Back and forth to start but Axel takes control and works Ambrose around the ring.
Ambrose ends up winning with Dirty Deeds.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
– After the match, Ambrose cuts a promo on Bad News Barrett and the WWE Intercontinental Title. Barrett appears on the big screen and has some breaking news from BNZ – Ambrose doesn’t deserve a title shot.
– Still to come, our 5 vs. 2 main event. Back to commercial.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins, Big Show, Kane, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble
Back from the break and Roman Reigns makes his way out through the crowd. Daniel Bryan is out next and gets a “yes!” chant going. Seth Rollins, Kane, Big Show and J&J Security are out next.
A big brawl starts the match. Reigns and Bryan get beat down. Reigns takes a double chokeslam from Kane and Show. They kick Reigns out of the ring. Fans boo as Rollins poses and they high-five. The referee checks on Bryan to make sure he’s ready to go and we finally get the bell. Rollins and Bryan go at it. Rollins nails a suplex. Rollins points at the WrestleMania 31 banner and taunts Bryan. Rollins with a German suplex as fans chant Bryan’s name. Big Show tags in and takes Bryan to the corner. Show rips open Bryan’s shirt and chops him.
Show scoop slams Bryan. Noble tags in and goes to work on Bryan. Noble drops Bryan and shows off some. Noble with shots in the corner now. Bryan trips Noble face first into the corner and turns it around. Bryan beats Noble and knocks Rollins off the apron. Noble rams Bryan into their corner and Mercury tags in. Mercury mocks Bryan and slaps him around. Bryan catches him in the Yes Lock but Rollins makes the save. Kane tags in and runs over Bryan with a forearm. Kane nails a chokeslam but Reigns breaks the pin and beats on Kane. The others break it up and take control. Kane holds Reigns while Show hits a knockout punch.
Rollins tags in and powerbombs Bryan into the turnbuckles for a 2 count. Rollins talks trash to Bryan. Rollins barks orders as Kane and Show take apart the announcers table. Ryback’s music hits and out he comes to a pop. Ryback has Erick Rowan and Dolph Ziggler with him. A brawl breaks out on the ramp. Rollins and Rowan, Ziggler and Kane all fight near the stage. Kane drops Ziggler with a big boot and goes to help Rollins. Ziggler leaps out onto all three of them from the stage. The Stooges are in the ring with Bryan. They take him to the top for a double superplex but Bryan knocks them to the mat. Bryan hits a double missile dropkick. Bryan with kicks to Mercury and Noble. Bryan readies to put them away but Reigns tags himself in out of nowhere. Fans boo. Reigns hits a spear on Mercury for the win.
Winners: Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan
– Bryan and Reigns have words as The Authority looks on after the match. Reigns urns his back and Bryan grabs him. Bryan tells Reigns not to turn his back on him and continues arguing about the end of the match. Bryan shoves Reigns. Reigns bounces back with a big spear to mostly boos. Reigns’ music hits and he looks down at Bryan as we see Triple H and Stephanie watching backstage in shock. Reigns goes back and says some words over Bryan before making his exit. We go to replays. RAW goes off the air with Reigns making his exit.
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