February 22, 2015
We are live with ongoing coverage of WWE Fastlane
They’re airing recaps now. They also did a recap of the Seth Rollins-Jon Stewart feud so it’s pretty obvious that Stewart is working with WWE here.
Eden interviewed Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, and Erick Rowan backstage.
They show a video package on Dean Ambrose. Then they cut to a pre-taped interview with him. He’s interviewed by Renee Young. Renee says he’s a hard man to track down. Ambrose talks about how the Intercontinental title used to be the workhorse title and meant something. He wants that title now. He says he’ll bring the title back to prominence and will bring it to WrestleMania and bring it to heights it’s never been. I wish they would have done this interview on Raw. This was good stuff.
They showed recaps of The Usos vs. Kidd/Cesaro feud and Bellas/Paige feud and then an interview with The Bellas as they arrived at the arena. They then showed a recap of the Cena/Rusev feud. Renee says it’s tonight’s main event.
They showed a clip of Eva Marie and Cameron at the Oscars representing Total Divas. Then they showed a Sheamus video.
Miz TV with Paul Heyman
Miz yells at Mizdow for soaking in the fans chants. Mizdow is smiling. Miz says The Rock is filling in for him at The Oscars tonight. After Miz wraps up his promo he introduces Paul Heyman. Miz asks if Brock Lesnar will be at Fastlane. Heyman says Brock is not here this evening. Miz asks who Brock prefers to wrestle at WrestleMania. Heyman understands why people think Bryan has a prayer and he understands that Bryan is talented and has momentum but despites everyone’s hopes he can assure that if Bryan beats Reigns tonight then his client will not be concerned. Mizdow is sitting in the corner of the ring. Heyman doesn’t like the way Mizdow is looking at Heyman. Miz yells at Mizdow and tells him to sit down and turn around. Mizdow reluctantly does it. Then Paul talks about Roman Reigns and puts him over as the baddest member of the Shield but says he will also lose to Brock if he beats Daniel Bryan tonight. Mizdow chants interrupt Paul. Paul says it’s ok and says he’ll just start over again so he says again that the winner of tonight’s match will be the loser at Mania. The show ends with a video recapping the Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns feud.
WWE Fastlane main show
Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, and Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane
Rollins and Ziggler start the match. Ziggler in control early and hit a nice dropkick before tagging in Erick Rowan. Rowan with power moves on Rollins and an elbow drop and pin attempt. Rollins tags Kane in. Kane gets in offense for a couple of seconds but is then slammed by Rowan. Show tags in and dumps Rowan over the top rope. Show follows him to the outside of the ring and Rowan fights back but Rowan misses a spin kick and his leg hits the ringpost. J&J security get some cheap shots on Rowan. Show continues to work on the leg and then tags in Kane. Rowan was in there for a few minutes but fought back and hit a DDT on Show. Rollins tagged in. Rowan finally tags out to Ryback. Ryback cleans house with a Thesz press but missed a splash. Ryback counters a curb stomp with a powerbomb. Fans are really into Ryback. J&J distracts and Rollins rolls up Ryback. 2 count. Kick to the face by Rollins. 2 count. Rollins does a move off the top but Ryback catches him and turns it into shellshocked. Big Show breaks up the pin attempt though. Ziggler was knocked out of the ring but got back up and tagged in and he dropkicks Show. He rams Kane into Show and then hits a DDT on Kane. 2 count. Famouser attempt but Kane catches him. Superkick by Ziggler. Rollins tries to get in the ring but Ziggler hits him with the famouser. Ref is tending to Rollins and Show KO’s Ziggler while the ref is not looking. Kane gets the pin on Ziggler. Rollins with a curb stomp after the match on Ziggler. They beat up on Ryback and Rowan. Ziggler hits a curb stomp on Rowan. Fans chant for Orton as his music plays so Orton is officially a babyface.
WrestleMania 31 commercial.
Goldust/Stardust video package. Then they show Goldust in his locker room. Dusty Rhodes talks to Goldust. He says both of them mean the world to him. Goldust says he remembers going to wrestling matches with Cody when they were young. Goldust says he hates this as much as he does but he won’t leave the ring until he brings his brother Cody home. Dusty says to remember that he doesn’t need to hurt his brother and both mean the world to him.
Goldust vs. Stardust
Stardust is now shirtless. Cole notes that there’s some hesitation before Goldust does moves on Stardust. Dusty is watching on the monitor backstage. Stardust is upset with the fans chanting “Cody” at him. Goldust was in control for several minutes into the match but Stardust took over after getting his leg up when Goldust was about to do a dive over the top rope. Stardust continued to work on his brother’s rib. Stardust goes for Cross Rhodes but Goldust rolls him up. It was weird because the ref stopped counting just before three but the ref did say Goldust won the match. Not a good match and these two seemed off tonight.
They did a video recap of the Seth Rollins-Jon Stewart online feud.
Goldust and Dusty backstage. Stardust interrupts and attacks his brother and rams him into a crate. Stardust says Dusty killed Cody when he sent him “this bag of bones” and this “attitude era never ends but it did.” He says Dusty killed Cody Rhodes. He says Dusty is living in his shadow. Cody then kicks Goldust as refs check on him.
The Usos vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (WWE tag team title match)
Jey and Tyson start the match. Jimmy tags in about 30 seconds into the match. When Cesaro tags in he starts working on Jimmy’s leg and and hits him with an uppercut. Jimmy fights back but Tyson tags in. Jimmy makes the tag to Jey after a couple of minutes and Jey cleans house but Cesaro almost gets a pin with a rollup. Jey superkicks Cesaro and does the butt splash in the corner. Pin attempt, 2 count. Jey goes for a splash off the top but Cesaro gets up and knocks Jey off the rope and hits a superplex followed by an elbow off the top from Kidd. 2 pin attempts. Kidd is working his ass off. Samoan drop on Kidd but Cesaro breaks it up. Jey dives onto Cesaro at ringside. Jimmy tries a dive on Kidd but gets caught but reverses and rams Kidd into the barricade. All 4 men are laid out at rindside. Jimmy and Kidd get back in the ring. Kidd counters a splash off the top with his knees up. Kidd locks in the sharpshooter. Natalya is loving it but Jey with a kick to the head. Cesaro and Jey slug it out and tumble outside of the ring. Jimmy with a hand on Tyson and almost gets a pin. Cesaro with a modified perfect plex and that is enough for the win. NEW CHAMPIONS!!
Sting and Triple H confrontation
Triple H is dressed like wrestler Triple H. He’s wearing a leather jacket, shirt, and jeans. Triple H sad he was confronted by Ric Flair and tempers flared and things got heated and he regrets pushing Ric Flair but he stands by what he said on Monday. He said he’s not standing in the ring as the COO. He’s in the ring now as the heartbeat of the WWE ring. He stands as The Game and King of Kings and is waiting on Sting. He said he knows why Sting is here. He says Sting backed the wrong horse and he went down with the ship and he respects and admires that but guys like Triple H made that ship go down in the first place and the truth is that “my legacy is putting your legacy out of business.” He says Sting is trying to put him and his wife out of WWE because without them then WWE dies. He says Sting failed. He said “failure is what you do.” He says that maybe he could give Sting the power back and give him back his legacy and all he has to do is stand with his head up and walk away and they could do business together. If Sting walks away, he says, he can ensure Sting’s legacy lives forever on the WWE Network, DVDs, merchandise, and action figures and he’ll be bigger than he’s ever been before. He said that down the line he could even put him in the Hall of Fame. Or Sting can do it the other way and continue to disrespect him and he (Triple H) can beat whats left of his legacy and he’ll be erased from legacy. Triple H goes for a cheap shot but Sting fights back. Triple H hits Sting with the microphone and punches him a bunch of times and kicks him. Triple H goes for the sledgehammer under the ring but Sting has a bat and stops Triple H with the bat on H’s chin. Triple H drops the sledgehammer outside of the ring. Sting points at the WrestleMania sign. Sting walks off and Triple H tries to attack Sting but Sting hits him with the bat and leaves him laying so the match looks to be official now.
Nikki Bella vs. Paige (WWE Divas Championship)
Paige goes after Nikki right away and chases her around the ring. Nikki takes over at ringside and tosses Paige into the barricade and then back into the ring. Nikki hit an Alabama slam on Paige. It looked like Paige might have hit the back of her head. Paige hits Nikki with a boot to the face when Nikki goes for a splash. Paige tries for a rollup but lets it go. She lands a dropkick and goes for a pin. 2 count. Nikki with a roll up. 2 count. Paige with a kick to the face. 2 count. Paige goes for the rampaige but Nikki fights off. Paige off the rope and another kick. 2 count. Paige definitely seems off here. I think the bump from earlier might have affected her. Nikki with a powerbomb. 2 count. Paige tries for the PTO but Nikki fights and gets to the rope. Paige charges and Nikki trips her up and Paige hits the middle turnbuckle. Nikki rolls her up, grabs the tights and gets the win.
They plugged Vince McMahon on Muscle and Fitness. They showed footage of Eva Marie and Cameron on the red carpet for the Oscars earlier today.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bad News Barrett (Intercontinental title match)
Good match but the fans didn’t seem to be too into it. Late in the match Ambrose did some of his trademark spots including the diving elbow off the top but it only got him a 2 count. Barrett hit Wasteland but Ambrose kicked out of it. He went for Bull Hammer but Ambrose rolls him up. 2 count. Ambrose with a sick looking clothesline. Fans are getting into the match. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds but Barrett escapes. Ambrose dives through the ropes onto Barrett at ringside. Ambrose brings Barrett into the ring but Barrett escapes again. He tries to leave through the crowd this time but Ambrose catches up to him. They’re back in the ring again but Barrett still tries to crawl away. The ref calls for the bell for some reason. I guess because Ambrose refused to break from kicking Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose continues kicking Barrett in the corner. Ambrose was disqualified. He hits Dirty Deeds on Barrett. Ambrose leaves with Barrett’s title.
Commercial for the Flintstones WWE cartoon on DVD.
Bray Wyatt wants The Undertaker
The druids come out and then The Undertaker’s music plays as the druids bring a casket to ringside. The casket is opened and it’s Bray Wyatt sitting up inside. He says the first time he saw him he made him tremble and his eyes were so cold and there was darkness behind them but he now has become like everyone else…weak and broken. He said he’s a shell of what he once was. He said his soul is lost and it’s time for him to go home. Bray says “my mission is clear.” He said he will take The Undertaker’s soul at WrestleMania.
Rusev vs. John Cena (United States Championship)
Cena was on offense early but Rusev turned things around quickly. Rusev drove Cena into the barricade from the ring apron. Fans split with “lets go Cena” and “Cena sucks” chants. Cena fights back but Rusev lands a standing drop kick and later catches him with a fallaway slam. Rusev continues to dominate. He hits some splashes into the corner minutes later in the match and goes for a pin. He gets frustrated because Cena keeps kicking out. Cena fights back with punches and a shoulder tackle. Then sets him up for the 5 knuckle shuffle and hits it. Lots of boos for Cena now. Cena goes for the AA but Rusev reverses and nails a kick to face. 2 count. Cena fights back and ends up landing with a tornado DDT. 2 count. Now Cena and Rusev trade punches but Cena wins the exchange and goes for AA but Rusev grabs the rope. Cena locks in the STF on Rusev. Rusev breaks the hold and then hits an Alabama slam on Cena and goes for the pin. 2 count. Rusev attacks Cena’s back to set up for The Accolade. Cena grabs Rusev’s leg though and locks in the STF again. Rusev makes it to the rope so Cena has to break the hold. Cena tries for the AA but Rusev counters with a kick to the ribs and head. He goes for another kick but Cena hits the AA this time. Rusev kicks out. Great match. Cena goes to the top rope and jumps but Rusev catches him and slams him and locks in The Accolade. It looked like Cena was about to tap but Cena grabs Rusev’s hand to attempt to break the hold but Rusev keeps it locked in. Cena tried again but Rusev locked it back in. Cena powers up with Rusev on his back. Lana gets in the ring and distracts the ref. Low blow by Rusev and kick to the face. Accolade locked in again and Cena passes out. Rusev wins. The flag drops down and Rusev celebrates as doctors check on Cena.
Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns (Winner goes on to main event WrestleMania)
There’s some boos when Roman comes out. He’s definitely not getting an overwhelming pop or anything. Bryan gets a good reaction as most of the crowd chants YES, YES. Slow start to the match. Bryan locks in a headlock but Roman reverses with headlock, off the ropes, and shoulder tackle on Bryan. Bryan tries for a couple of submission moves but Roman powers out of them. Things pick up with a Samoan drop and clotheslines from Reigns. Fans are not into this at all. Maybe it’s Reigns that they’re not into because he is getting booed when he’s on offense. Roman catches Bryan with a stiff clothesline as Bryan was charging at him. Reigns hit several suplexes sort of like how Brock did to Cena. Then he hits his jumping double kick to the face. Roman sets up for the Superman punch but Bryan counters with a kick to the ribs. Bryan is checking on Reigns and tells Bryan to back off. Roman says he will continue the match. Bryan with knees to the ribs. Bryan continued to work on the ribs and at one point hit a back suplex off the top rope. Bryan locks in the YES lock but Reigns breaks it by getting to the bottom rope. Bryan with a dive through the ropes. He goes back in the ring and does it again. He goes for a third one but Roman catches him and hits a belly to belly suplex at ringside followed by a spear but Bryan moves so Roman slams into the steps. Bryan gets in the ring. Roman barely makes it back in at 9. Bryan jumps off the top but Roman catches him with the Superman punch. Pin attempt, Bryan kicks out. Roman goes for the spear but Bryan rolls him up. 2 count. Kick to the face and then the running knee. 2 count. Awesome match so far. Bryan with kicks to the body but Roman catches the last one. Bryan slaps him. Bryan reverses into an armbar. YES lock is applied. Roman breaks it and starts raining down with punches. Roman is getting booed. Both men out in the ring now after Bryan plants Reigns. They sit up and exchange blows but Bryan wins with kicks and gets up and hits him with another kick to the head. Bryan with the running knee but Reigns catches him and wins. After the match Bryan got up and gave Roman a shove but then shook his hand and said to him that he better beat Brock’s ass at WrestleMania.