WWE Monday Night Raw
March 15, 2015
We are live with Monday Night Raw coverage.
They showed the 10-bell salute and video tribute to Dusty Rhodes from last night’s Money In The Bank. They panned to the crowd and then the opening Raw video played.
Seth Rollins comes out to the ring by himself. They go to commercial as he’s in the ring.
Rollins is in the ring and starts his promo. He basically brags about his win last night and welcomes the fans to “Monday Night Rollins.” He says that Dean Ambrose’s “A game” is not as good as his and he beat Ambrose by himself in one of the greatest ladder matches in WWE history. He said that he had to hold back his emotions as he thought about the people that helped him get to the top of the mountain. He said that he wanted to acknowledge the people that helped him get to where he is. He had a list written down on a piece of paper in his hand. He thanked himself “Seth Rollins” and “Seth Rollins” and “Seth Rollins” etc etc. He kept thanking himself. He said he didn’t need “dumb and dumber” and the “devil’s favorite dinosaur.” He says he didn’t even need Triple H and Stephanie because that’s how good he is. He says parents will name their children after him. He said that Lebron James is not bringing the title to Cleveland. Ambrose came out just as Rollins was about to leave. They brawled at ringside and Ambrose clotheslines Rollins out of the ring. The brawl continues by the announcers table and back in the ring. Rollins escapes. Ambrose grabs a chair and a mic and says that the title might have slipped through his fingers but he loves making Rollins life a living hell and he doesn’t want it to end. He says he’ll take a seat in the ring and he won’t leave until Rollins gets back out into the ring.
Ambrose is still in the ring when they return from break.
Rollins walks up to Triple H and Stephanie and says he beat Ambrose fair and square and “we” make the decisions here, not “him.” Steph says they heard him earlier and it sounds like Rollins doesn’t need her or Triple H. Rollins back pedals and says he would never disrespect them and he just wanted to stick it to the stupid people that said he couldn’t do it on his own. He says he just wants to get Ambrose out of the building so he can move on. Triple H says that his next challenger can be anybody including Dean Ambrose and it will be announced by the end of the night. Triple H said that they can trust The Authority to make this decsision all by themselves. Rollins is not thrilled with this news. Ambrose watched this on the big screen. He’s still in the ring. Sheamus’ music plays and he comes out. He has a microphone. He calls Ambrose a loser. Sheamus brags about being Mr. Money In The Bank. He says that he’s one brogue kick from being the next WWE Champion and says it may even happen tonight. Sheamus says he’d like to celebrate by kicking Ambrose’s head off his shoulders. Ambrose tosses the chair out of the ring and tells Sheamus to get in the ring. There’s a referee in the ring so it looks like this is a match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus
Ambrose was selling his leg from last night so the story of the match is that Ambrose kept fighting even with a bad leg. Ambrose was in control late in the match and almost hit Dirty Deeds but Sheamus rolled out of the ring with his briefcase. Randy Orton came out just as Sheamus was going back up the aisle. Ambrose attacks Sheamus and tosses him in the ring. Sheamus goes for the brogue but Ambrose rolls Sheamus up and gets the pin. Orton attacks Sheamus at ringside after the match. Orton hits the draping DDT in the ring and almost hits the RKO but Sheamus blocks it and escapes out of the ring.
Rollins brags to J&J Security backstage and says “I told you so.” He says he is willing to bring them back on board if they can give inside info on his next opponent. Jaime Noble says that they wouldn’t share that info even if they knew who it was. Noble says that he thinks it should be Joey Mercury since he pinned Rollins last week. Rollins says no one wants to see him wrestle Joey Mercury. Mercury says he thinks that Rollins is afraid. Mercury says he knows that Rollins is afraid and the record books will always show that Seth Rollins lost to J&J Security and Rollins is ripe for the picking. He says it’s not a question of “if” but “when” Rollins will lose his title.
VIDEO CLIP: August 21, 1979 – Dusty Rhodes wins the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
R-Truth comes out with a blanket and Burger King crown. I guess this is to mock King Barrett. Truth joins the announcers on commentary. The announcers remind him that he’s actually supposed to be in the match.
King Barrett vs. R-Truth
Quick match. Barrett got control of the match and wanted to finish Truth with the Bull Hammer right away but Truth rolled him up and pinned him. Barrett attacked Truth after the match and grabbed the mic. He said this is not a joke and he earned the right to become King of the Ring and Truth is making a mockery of it but now “you will all hail King Barrett.” That was it.
Machine Gun Kelly is backstage talking to some of the Divas, Fandango, Heath Slater, and Zack Ryder.
Kevin Owens segment
Kevin Owens comes out to the ring. Cole says that Cena has suffered bruising, muscle spasms, and back contusions because of the attack from Kevin Owens. Owens says Cena is not here tonight but John Cena forced him to do it because after the match, as they shook hands, Cena said the most disrectful thing he’s heard. He said that Cena said “you belong here” and “you belong in this ring in front of all these people.” Owens says that he knew that he belonged when he step foot in a WWE ring and he doesn’t need Cena to endorse him in any way, shape, or form. Owens says Cena is a bad winner because Cena could have been a gracious winner but he stood and insisted on having Owens shake his hand. He says it was Cena hogging the spotlight because Cena always has to be the hero. He says that John Cena disrepected him so Owens did what he had to do. Ownes says that he still holds a victory over the United States champion and he deserves a rematch and he wants the United States title. Owens says that this is about the time when Cena runs to the ring and issues an open challenge but Cena is not here so Owens issues his own open challenge. Dolph Ziggler comes out. He kisses Lana on the stage and does a promo as he walks to the ring. Ziggler says that he has scratched and clawed for everything he got in this business. Ziggler says “this city” (Cleveland) has scratched and clawed at a chance for a championship and he’ll be damned if he doesn’t give them one right now. Ziggler accepts Owens’ challenge for the NXT title.
Lilian did the announcements but Owens cut her off as she was about to say that this was for the NXT title. Owens says it’s a non-title match.
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
They went to commercial just as the match got started. Owens had control of most of the match. They fought at ringside and Owens launches Ziggler into the timekeepers area. Ziggler barely gets back in the ring before he gets counted out. Ziggler hits some offence including a DDT. Owens rolled out of the ring as they went to commercial. Owens had a chinlock applied as they came back from break. Ziggler fought back with a jawbreaker but Owens cut him off. Ziggler hit some more offense with a kick to the face and punches but Owens cut him off again. Owens went for the cannonball but ran into a superkick. Ziggler almost got the pinfall. Owens would eventually hit the cannonball after a nice looking German suplex. Ziggler fights back and hits the zig zag. Ziggler ALMOST gets the pin. Great match. Owens finally hits the pop up powerbomb and gets the pin.
Paige gives a speech to the Divas backstage. They don’t trust Paige though because of her past. Paige says she will fight the Bellas tonight and asks who will join her. The Bellas show up. Nikki says that she’s been Divas champion since she helped Stephanie win at SummerSlam last year. Nikki welcomes the other girls to side with Paige. The Divas walk off leaving Paige alone.
Randy Orton comes out for his match.
Randy Orton vs. Kane
Several minutes into the match, Sheamus comes down. Kane declares that this is now a no holds barred match. Sheamus gets in the ring and brogue kicks Orton allowing Kane to get the pin.
Backstage, Rollins tells Kane that he may have been the biggest doubter. Rollins says that Kane thinks about who he used to be when he sees Rollins’ success. Kane says Rollins needs to win night after night and it takes an entire team behind him to do that. He says Rollins is an idiot if he doesn’t understand that. Rollins says he will continue to do things on his own because Kane has always had someone holding his hand including The Authority, Paul Bearer, and his brother. Kane grabs Rollins by the neck and says to never mention his family again. Rollins says that Kane is named as his next opponent. He calls Kane a sad excuse for a human being and he needs to be put out of his misery.
VIDEO CLIP: Dusty Rhodes inducted in the 2007 WWE Hall Of Fame.
Ryback is at ringside with the announcers. He thanks Dusty for everything he did for him. Ryback says Big Show has the boo boo face over fans chanting “please retire.”
Big Show vs. The Miz
Big Show suckered Miz by making him think that Show hurt his leg. That allowed Show to start the match on offense. Show shoved Miz into Ryback at ringside. Miz crawled back into the ring and the ref counted Big Show out as Show and Ryback were in each other’s face at ringside. Miz wins by countout. Ryback goes after Big Show in the ring but Show escapes.
Roman Reigns segment
Roman calls out Bray Wyatt. He wants to fight him right now. Bray appears on the big screen and does a typical Bray Wyatt promo. Roman tells him to shut up and get out to the ring. Bray laughs and continues talking. Bray says that Roman stole his Money in the Bank opportunity two weeks ago and Roman’s ego makes him do crazy things. Bray says Roman reminds him of someone from a long time ago and he too was the chosen one. Bray says he and Roman are opposites. He says he will destroy Roman but not tonight. They showed Bray holding a photo of Roman with his daughter. He ended the promo by saying that fun is just getting started.
Paige vs. The Bella Twins
The Bellas had the mach in hand until they accidentally ran into each other so it’s Brie and Paige in the ring alone as Nikki rolls out of the ring. Paige shoves Brie into Nikki and knocks her off the ropes. Paige hits the RamPaige and almost gets the pin but Nikki is back in to break it up. Nikki tags into the match and hits the forearm smach and the rack attack. Nikki gets the pin.
Machine Gun Kelly performs. Kevin Owens comes out after the performance is over. Owens is offended when MGK tries to shake his hand. MGK shoves Owens and Owens attacks and powerbombs MGK off the stage.
They showed a replay of what happened before the break. Then they showed a clip from Terminator: Genisys.
The New Day vs. Neville & Prime Time Players
The finish came when Darren Young hit his finisher on Kofi. Then Neville hit the Red Arrow and he got the pin.
They showed still photos from last night’s match between Kevin Owens and John Cena.
Dean Ambrose is playing darts backstage. Kane walks in. Dean laughs. He said he was laughing because he was picturing Kane as World Heavyweight Champion. Dean said that the “hellfire and brimstone” Kane was WWE champion and he liked that guy. Kane says he is now an executive with a global company. Ambrose says Kane talks a big game but he is loyal to The Authority. Ambrose says that this is what he lives for every single night.
Triple H and Stephanie are showing backstage. They are coming out next.
VIDEO CLIP: The famous Dusty Rhodes “hard times” promo mixed in with other clips.
Seth Rollins opponent for Battleground is announced
Triple H and Stephanie come out. Steph says that disciplinary action will be taken against Kevin Owens for his actions earlier tonight. Seth Rollins comes out before they announce who Rollins will face at Battleground. He says that The Authority has been right about him all along and there is nobody on the roster that can take the title from him. He says he will beat and embarass his next opponent and will make them proud. Steph says that Seth has tested their patience a little so he may still have something to prove. Triple H says that they’ve invested everything in Rollins and sometimes you have to stand back to see if the investment is going to pay off or see if it’s just “some cost.” He says that you have to stick a lump of coal under pressure to see if it turns to dust or if it turns into a diamond. Lesnar’s music plays and he comes out with Paul Heyman. Heyman shakes hands with Triple H and Steph so that indicates that a deal was made to reinstate Brock.