WWE Monday Night Raw results
April 6, 2015
We are live with ongoing Monday Night Raw results. Byron Saxton, JBL, and Booker T are on commentary.
They showed still photos from WrestleMania of Sting vs. Triple H and Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton.
Seth Rollins, Kane, Big Show, and J&J Security are in the ring. Rollins sends well wishes to Triple H and Stephanie. He says they are on vacation. The crowd is giving Rollins a hard time. He said the biggest takeaway from WrestleMania was that The Authority always wins and The Authority created WrestleMania moments all night long and Triple H single-handedly beat the “face painted freak” Sting. He said Big Show cemented his place as the greatest giant of all time and Kane…he said “Kane was there…Kane was there too!” Big Show said every superstar is under his (Big Show) shadow and the greatest WrestleMania of all time ended with a true fighting champion Seth Rollins. Kane started talking but Randy Orton interrupted. Orton mentioned that he beat Rollins at WrestleMania. Rollins called Orton a complainer. Orton says he’s calling it like he sees it and deserves the chance to beat him again for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He asked Kane if he needed mommy and daddy to see if that was ok. Kane yelled and said Orton better show respect. He said there are other superstars worth of consideration so there will be a triple threat match tonight to determine who faces Rollins at Extreme Rules. It’s Roman Reigns vs. Ryback vs. Randy Orton tonight. Rollins is not happy about that. He said each of the men in the triple threat will compete in singles matches as well and Randy’s match is next. Orton vs. Kane is next. Rollins is yelling at Kane asking what is wrong with him for doing this to him.
Randy Orton vs. Kane
They went to commercial less than a minute into the match. Not much of a match. The ref calls for the DQ when Kane hits Orton with a chair. Kane rolls Orton in the ring and goes for a chokeslam, Orton slips out and almost hits the RKO but Kane slips out of it. Orton is left standing in the ring with the chair in his hand.
Ryback faces Luke Harper later. Roman Reigns will face Big Show…yes, again.
The announcers talked about AJ’s decision to retire and mentioned her tweet. Backstage Kane yells at Brad Maddox. Rollins says he’s sick of Kane not pulling his own weight. Kane says Rollins won his MITB contract because of him. Kane says Rollins defending his title at Extreme Rules is good business. Kane said maybe Orton is right and Rollins is scared. Rollins said he is not scared of anyone including Orton and says maybe its best for Kane to step down as Director of Operations. Kane says Triple H and Steph are on a private island and they have no connection to the outside world so Kane is running things tonight whether Rollins likes it or not. Rollins says with Triple H and Steph get back, Kane will have a lot to answer to. Kane says Rollins is bordering on being disrespectful. He says he’s putting Rollins in a match and that match is next.
JBL said he had surgery this past week for a torn abdomen wall. Saxton said Cole is considering legal action. Then they played video of Brock’s attack from last week. Rollins comes out for his match. His opponent will be announced after the commercial break.
Seth Rollins vs. Neville
NXT chants before the match started. Rollins grabs the mic and says he wasn’t expecting this and asks the “WWE Universe” to welcome Neville. He asks Neville to tell the fans a little about himself. Neville doesn’t say anything. Rollins says Neville is probably nervous and terrified so he tells him to just this one out. Neville kicks Rollins in the gut. The match starts. Neville hit some nice offense and a dive on Rollins to ringside. They went to commercial with Neville in the ring and Rollins upset at ringside. Neville got a lot of offense in early but Rollins finally took over on offense several minutes into the match. Neville looked good in the match, Rollins won with the curb stomp. Rollins stood over Neville and posed with his title.
Commercial for “The Marine 4” with The Miz and Summer Rae.
The announcers congratulated The Rock for the record-breaking “Furious 7” weekend.
Cena cuts a promo and talks about his US title. He says it’s a symbol of excellence and opportunity. He says he faces Rusev at Extreme Rules but doesn’t see why not have a US title match tonight against someone.
John Cena vs. Stardust (United States Championship)
Cena on offense to start the match. Stardust got out of the ring to regroup as they went to commercial. Pretty good match. Cena was setting up for the 5 knuckle shuffle late in the match by Stardust fought back and hit a DDT and almost got a 3 count. Really good match towards the end. Stardust hit the Cross Rhodes but Cena kicked out at 2. Cena hit the springboard stunner move that he hit at WrestleMania. Then he finished Stardust off with the AA.
The Bella Twins vs. Paige and Naomi
Nikki was on offense against Paige for several minutes early in the match. Paige barely got the hot tag to Naomi. Naomi cleans house, takes out Brie on the apron and hits the rear view. Her offense was not clicking. Brie tries to help up her sister but Paige kicks Nikki so another “slight miscue” by the Bellas. Naomi hit her headscissors finisher and got the pin. Naomi was very off in this match.
Prime Time Players backstage promo. They mock The New Day. Then they mock The Ascension with toy shoulder pads. They call them flying monkeys mixed with a little bit of Legion of Doom. Titus says The Ascension sucks. Then they talk about themselves and do the millions of dollars dance.
Ryback vs. Luke Harper
Ryback got the win with shell-shock. I don’t know if he was just selling but it looked like Ryback may have hit the back of his head and was sort of out of it after the match.
Renée Young interviews The New Day. She asked about their reaction to fans chanting “New Day sucks.” Kofi says it’s disappointed but you won’t find disappointment in their dancing and clapping. He said they clap or they snap. Big E said a kid told him that the New Day is terrible but his brother was a big fan and asked him to sign a breakfast menu. Looks like they will turn heel soon.
The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. The Lucha Dragons
Rapid tags in and out from Xavier and Big E as they took turns stomping on Sin Cara in the corner. After 3 or 4 minutes Sin Cara tags in Kalisto and the pace of the match picks up. Kofi gets a kick in to Kalisto’s face when the ref isn’t looking. Xavier smiles at Kofi. Full heel turn here. Kalisto hits a nice backflip dive to the outside on Kofi and Big E. Sin Cara with the Swanton and pin on Xavier. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya were watching the match on the monitor backstage.
Roman Reigns vs. Big Show
They went blow for blow in the opening seconds of the match but Show out powered Reigns and took over on offense. The action spills out to ringside, Show is shoved into the post and then Roman hits the running drop kick to the face. Show spears Roman as they go to commercial. Show was dominant for a large part of the match but Reigns fought back. He hit a Superman punch but Show didn’t go down. He hit 3 punches and then finally hit the spear and pinned Big Show. Good match for Reigns.
Backstage Kane is on the phone telling the hotel clerk to let Steph and Triple H know that things are under control. Summer Rae, Natalya, Alicia Fox, and Cameron walk in the room. They want a Divas battle royal to determine a number 1 contender. He agrees and it will happen next week.
Sheamus is shown walking backstage. Looks like he’s up next. They plug the Jericho podcast on the network after Raw.
Renée catches up with Roman backstage. He says Big Show couldn’t stop him and wait til you see what he does next.
Sheamus cuts a promo in the ring. He wants everyone to appreciate what a real man looks like. Fans chant “you look stupid.” He says he’s a warrior in a world full of insects. He says Dolph Ziggler is an insect that needs to be weeded out. Mark Henry comes out.
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry
Sheamus with the quick win with the brogue kick.
More WrestleMania 31 still photos.
Generic Bray Wyatt promo backstage. Renée Young interviews Ryback. Miz comes out for his match.
The Miz vs. Damien Mizdow
Mizdow still comes out to Miz’ music and is dressed like Miz. Mizdow gets a lot of offense early in the match. He ends up chasing Miz and Miz winds up stomping Mizdow as Mizdow enters the ring so Miz is on offense. Miz got the win by grabbing Mizdow’s tights.
Renee interviews Randy Orton backstage.
Randy Orton vs. Ryback vs. Roman Reigns to determine a number 1 contender for the WWE Championship
Kane, Big Show, J&J, and Seth Rollins watched the match on the stage area. Roman hit a Superman punch on Orton, Ryback with a meathook clothesline to Roman. The Authority members come down to ringside and Roman dives over the top rope on top of them. Show KO’s Roman. Orton pulls Rollins in the ring and tries to hit the hanging DDT but J&J stops it. Ryback takes out Noble and Orton hits the RKO on Ryback. It’s official now…Orton vs. Rollins at Extreme Rules. Rollins hits the curb stomp to Orton.
The show ends with Rollins standing over Orton and posing with his title.