WWE Monday Night Raw results
March 16, 2015
Des Moines, IA
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They showed a video package showing Randy Orton turning on Seth Rollins with clips of his interview from Smackdown included.
Kane, Big Show, Seth Rollins, and J&J Security are in the ring. Fans are chanting for Rollins since he is from Iowa but he heeled on the crowd to make sure they didn’t cheer him. He talks about being betrayed by Randy Orton and how Orton mocked him when he was suffering. He said he called Orton a friend and family member and Orton betrayed him. He said that what he did to The Shield was a sound business decision and doesn’t compare to the situation with Orton. Big Show says he owes Seth an apology and feels like he’s partially responsible for what happened. Kane said that Orton sucked him in as well and said Orton will pay for betraying The Authority. Noble says “I know i’m considered the secret weapon of the Authority.” He said he smelled a rat and he cares about Seth. He said Seth is not just his boss but also his friend. He said Orton’s betrayal hurt Joey Mercury. Mercury took the mic but got choked up and couldn’t speak. Rollins accepted Orton’s WrestleMania challenge but Orton must agree to face Rollins tonight. Orton came out and accepted the challenge. He says he knows the deck will be stacked later tonight but he said it’s ok because he has enough venom for all of the members of The Authority.
AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella
Paige and Brie Bella are at ringside. They got a lot of time to work and there was even a commercial break during this match. Paige and Brie argued at ringside. Brie rammed Paige into the ringpost while Nikki nailed AJ with the forearm and the Rack Attack as AJ Lee got distracted. She gets the pin on AJ.
WrestleMania commercial featuring LL Cool J.
They recapped the segment from Smackdown between Roman Reigns and Mark Henry.
Backstage, Renee talks with Big Show and Kane. Kane says he’s decided that Big Show will be in Rollins corner tonight. Show doesn’t like being told what to do and they bicker. Rollins walks in and tells them to see the big picture. He says “how stupid can you two be?” Kane says that the truth is that they kind of enjoyed what happened to him last week and he said he will not be at ringside tonight. He extends the same courtesy to Big Show if he chooses not to be there. Show looks angry but doesn’t say anything.
Ryback comes out for his match
Ryback vs. The Miz
The battle royal trophy is at ringside. In a pre-taped interview Miz says Mizdow will help him win the Andre The Giant battle royal or he will be fired. At one point Ryback tried to get Mizdow to hit Miz but he didn’t. Mizdow smiled as Ryback was beating on Miz. Ryback wins with shell shock. After the match Miz hit the Skull Crushing finale on Mizdow.
Sheamus video. He’s coming.
John Cena vs. Rusev contract signing
Michael Cole is in the ring and they have a table set up. Cole introduces Cena first and asks him to sign the contract. Cena picks up the contract and pauses as fans chant Let’s Go Cena and Cena sucks. Cena grabs the mic and speaks. He says he’s signed a lot of these contracts but this one is the most important contract he’s signed. Cena talked about Rusev disrespecting America as the fans got behind him. He talked about being proud but ashamed to have to look at the men and women who serve this country and tell them that Rusev is representing this country but that ends at WrestleMania and Cena says America is the greatest country on earth and “we” will stand up and fight. Cole introduces Rusev. Rusev is in a suit and a lawyer comes out with him. No Lana, of course since she’s filming a movie. The lawyer says that Rusev did not agree to the match or any other match. The fans are chanting for Lana. The lawyer points to the video of Stephanie saying that Cena had to change Rusev’s mind and make him accept the match. Then they show Cena putting Rusev in the STF and Lana accepting the match. The lawyer’s Russian accent was not convincing. Rusev then gave a statement. He said that Cena wants a second chance because he’s weak and America worships failure. He said America is a cancer to the world and Cena could barely contain himself. Rusev signed the contract and flipped the table on Cena as he and the lawyer left the ring. So now the match is official as the flag drapes behind Cena from the ceiling.
The New Day (Kofi Kingson and Big E) vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro
Los Matadores came out to watch the match. Michael Cole mentioned Jey’s shoulder injury. Cesaro with the pin on Kofi after Kofi hit Tyson with Trouble in Paradise. New Day and Los Matadores brawled at ringide. Diego and Fernando ram Xavier into the barricade and Cesaro hits Xavier with the neutralizer. Torito with a springboard dropkick on Cesaro and then a hurricanrana that sends Cesaro outside of the ring. Ridiculous.
They showed the Bray Wyatt segment from last week.
Backstage, Rollins and Noble argues. Noble ends up quitting and Mercury walks off with him so it looks like Rollins is alone for tonight’s main event.
Brock Lesnar speaks
This is a pre-taped interview taped backstage at last week’s Raw. He said he’s here to hurt people and WrestleMania is the day he shows up, kicks ass, and gets paid to do so. They show video of Brock breaking the streak last year. Brock says he doesn’t care about the people that were shocked when he beat Taker’s streak. Brock said that if he stays with WWE then he’ll be WWE champion and if he goes then he will be WWE champion and Roman Reigns won’t stand in the way of that. He said he sent Rock to Hollywood, broke the streak, and took Cena out of the WrestleMania main event. He said Roman is going to get his ass kicked and it will be unlike any other ass kicking and this isn’t going to be a fairytale ending. He said “at WrestleMania I am gonna f**k up Roman Reigns.”
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show
Show attacks before the match starts. Show KO’s Rowan and then hits an elbow off the second rope. The match never got started.
Larry Zbyszko announced for the WWE Hall of Fame.
Andre The Giant battle royal preview
Kane, Adam Rose, Goldust, Heath Slater, Fandango, Darren Young, Curtis Axel, and Zack Ryder are in the ring. Kane says he invited them to show them what will happen at WrestleMania but then Mark Henry comes out and has something to say and he’s in the battle royal at WrestleMania. Kane and Big Show eliminated everyone. Henry eliminates Kane, Axel comes from behind but ends up getting eliminated by Henry.
Paul Heyman promo
He says Brock is coming to make War at WrestleMania. He asked what happened when Brock violates the rules at WrestleMania. He asks if they will cut WrestleMania off or give everyone their money back. He said everyone is “stuck” with Brock Lesnar as WWE champion and there is not a damn thing…his mic goes out. Heyman says that doing that is one thing but what will WWE do when Brock does what he’s not supposed to do. He said Roman was someone that could live up to the hype and he was the NXT standout and he was the badass of the Shield but he asks what happens when Roman gets a prison beating. He said Roman is the next great Samoan American’t. He repeats “you can’t beat BROCK LESNAR.” Roman comes out and gets face to face with Heyman. He says Paul is possibly the best talker ever in this business. Roman says Heyman is giving everyone fair warning of what Roman is and where he’s from, in reference to the talk about his family. Roman says he will talk to Brock now. Roman looks into the camera and says he’d tell him face to face if Brock was here. Roman says he expects a fight and hopes for a war. Roman says he’ll have plenty of people carrying him out with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
They showed a video recap from the opening segment.
Renee Young catches up with Paul Heyman backstage. He says Roman won’t have to wait until WrestleMania to get in Brock’s face. Brock will be on Raw next week and he can say anything that he wants in Brock Lesnar’s face and Brock can say or do anything he deems inappropriate to Roman Reigns’ face.
Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and Dean Ambrose, vs. Luke Harper, Bad News Barrett, and Stardust
Cole said that Ziggler and Ambrose get to team up with that “turd.” Vince McMahon thinks he’s funny in Cole’s headset. R-Truth comes out to watch the match while on commentary. He’s confused on why he’s being accused of stealing the IC title. The IC title is clipped to Truth’s back. Everything broke down at the end of the match with everyone brawling. Harper hits the big boot and sitdown powerbomb and almost pins Ziggler. This is a log match with 2 commercial breaks. This was a really good math. Ambrose got the win after hitting Dirty Deeds on Harper as everyone was laid out at ringside. Harper attacks Ambrose and sends him flying over the announce table. R-Truth tries to get away but Stardust steals the title and runs through the crowd but Ambrose catches up to him.Ambrose bring it to ringside but Stardust attacks Ambrose and R-Truth picks it up when Ambrose drops it. Truth tries to talk off but Harper stops him. Truth tosses the title in the ring and Ambrose takes out Harper. Now it’s Ziggler and Bruan in the ring and they’re tugging at the title. They trade punches but Stardust is in and gets kicked in the face. Bryan with the running knee on Harper. Bullhammers on everyone by Ambrose. Barrett walks up to Truth at ringside and bullhammers him and then poses at the top of the ladder by the stage area.
Cole plugs the network.
They cut to Triple H and Stephanie backstage and then Rollins walks in and asks them what they will do to fix his situation tonight. Steph says he mad his own bed so he should lie in it. Seth says Steph was the one that sent Kane and Show home early last week. Triple H asks who the hell is he talking to. Seth asks if he’s taking a break from playing hide and seek with Sting. Steph tells Steph to “man up” if he can. Triple H tells him to run along before his situation goes from bad to worse.
WrestleMania commercial with LL Cool J. #WM31
They showed a clip from earlier of the Cena/Rusev contract signing. Then they showd the Bray Wyatt/Undertaker segment from last week. Then they cut to Bray in a room filled with fog. He has a red urn. He talks about Abigail and how beautiful she looked and how beautiful the things she said were. She told him about lies and people like The Undertaker. He says Taker tried to use that memory against him and tried to use this symbol (the urn) to burn fear into his heart. He pours the ashes on his hand. Bray asks if what’s left of Taker is agony or fear. He said we saw a broken streak and a broken, empty soul last year and now he’s afraid to show his face because the eyes of the world were opened. He said it’s a tragedy what happened to Taker and it almost brought him to tears but this is all of his fault and his fate is sealed. He said WrestleMania will be his final resting place and Bray Wyatt’s coronation and Abigail will be so proud as she watches him take his place among the gods. He said no one is safe after WrestleMania. He ends with “behold…the new face of fear.”
Sting and Orton take out The Authority
Orton is out first. Seth comes out on the stage with a mic and says that Orton made the Authority look like fools but it only took 3 hours to make a fool out of Orton. The entire Authority comes out, including Triple H and Stephanie. Show, Kane, and J&J surround the ring as Rollins and Triple H stand on the ramp way. Fans chant “We want Sting.” They are all about to attack Orton but the lights go out and Sting appears with a bat. Sting and Orton take out The Authority. Orton uses a chair and Sting uses his bat while Triple H is livid in the aisleway. Stinger Splash on J&J in the corner. Triple H takes off his coat. Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop on Noble. Orton hits a RKO on Mercury. Triple H acted like he was about to get in the ring but never did. He and Rollins backed off.
Click here to see photos of Sting and Randy Orton from after Raw.