February 9, 2015
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"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events of last week's RAW. The Authority talked about the controversial ending of the Royal Rumble due to The Rock's interference. Roman Reigns was angry that they were even thinking of taking his Rumble victory away from him. Daniel Bryan came out and complained about not getting a shot at the title after being stripped of it. Seth Rollins also thought he deserved an opportunity at the title. Triple H then booked Bryan to face Rollins in the main event with the winner facing Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane. The winner of that match would go on to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
The RAW video plays, and we're brought into the arena with a big pyrotechnics display.
Roman Reigns' music hits, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Replays were shown of Reigns losing to Big Show last week on RAW following interference from Rollins and J&J Security. Later in the night, Reigns cost Rollins his match against Bryan. The crowd boos Reigns as he stands in the middle of the ring. Reigns says this time last week, he stood here as the winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble match. The crowd boos that. When you win that match, you guarantee your spot in the main event of WrestleMania, which means he would fight and beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd loudly boos that. This time last week, The Authority made it very clear that he's not the guy they want in that spot. If that means the way he proves himself is he wins the Royal Rumble, beats Daniel Bryan at WWE Fast Lane, and beats Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania, then he'll do it. He doesn't care who gets in his way. If you get in his way, he's got a spear with your name on it. Reigns finishes by saying, "And you can bet your ass that you can believe that!"
Daniel Bryan's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a big pop from the crowd. The crowd does the "YES!" chant as he gets in the ring. Bryan stands in the ring as the entire crowd with the exception of one guy in the front row does the "YES!" chant. Bryan says he's not here to fight him. He's here to thank Reigns. Last week in his match with Seth Rollins, Reigns came out and speared the Big Show, which was amazing. Without that, Rollins might have beaten him. He might have been a goner, so he just wanted to thank Reigns for the opportunity last week. Now Reigns has an opportunity of his own at WWE Fast Lane. They'll face each other with the winner facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. Bryan gets that Reigns is bigger and stronger than him. When it comes to looks, he'd say they're about even. Reigns laughs at that. The reality is when it comes to wrestling, he is the better wrestler than Reigns.
The Authority's music hits. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Big Show, and Kane make their way to the stage. Stephanie says she knows the two of them are ramped up for Fast Lane. Fast Lane is available to new subscribers for free as is the entire month of February. Triple H says Fast Lane is the same event he'll go face-to-face with Sting if he shows up. It's been two weeks since he's called Sting out, and he's giving him until the end of the night to answer. Is Sting a man or the coward he thinks he is? Stephanie says tensions are incredible high, which is why she thinks Reigns and Bryan have been so antagonistic lately. Reigns not only cost Seth Rollins his match on RAW, he also speared an innocent Big Show, who was just minding the ring. The only reason he did that is because Big Show pinned him in the middle of the ring. Reigns did it out of spite. Reigns says he did it because he could. As for Bryan, he stuffed Kane in a casket two weeks ago. Bryan says The Authority put him in that match. Considering what her husband has done in caskets, he figured they'd appreciate it. Bryan was making reference to the Katie Vick angle. Stephanie says they're going to take action. Reigns and Bryan have caused emotion distress. The two of them will be in tag team action against Kane and the Big Show. That match starts right now!
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show and Kane
Daniel Bryan will start the match against Kane. Kane kicks and punches him before sending him into the ropes. Bryan ducks a clothesline, but Kane picks him up. Bryan gets away from him and pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Bryan hits the ropes and takes him out with a suicide dive. Bryan starts a "YES!" chant before throwing Kane back in the ring. Roman Reigns tags in, and he head-butts Kane as the crowd boos. Reigns wrenches the arm a few times before elbowing it. Kane quickly clubs him down before sending him into the ropes. Reigns ducks a clothesline and connects with his own clothesline. Big Show is quickly tagged in, and Reigns punches and kicks him in the corner. Big Show pushes him back before bouncing him in the corner. Big Show then viciously whips him into the opposite corner. Big Show head-butts him down, but Reigns comes back with some right hands. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner a few times before hitting the ropes. Big Show grabs him by the throat, but Reigns gets out of it and hits a DDT for a two count. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen sitting at ringside. Reigns head-butts him, but Big Show comes back with a head-butt of his own. Kane is tagged in, and he uppercuts Reigns. Kane punches him down in the corner before the referee backs him up. Kane hits a snapmare before applying a chin lock. Reigns fights up and hits a back suplex.
Bryan and Big Show are tagged in. Bryan ducks a clothesline and dropkicks Kane off the apron. Bryan sidesteps Big Show in the corner and connects with a pair of corner dropkicks. Bryan kicks away at Big Show before being pushed back. Bryan then dropkicks him in the knee. Bryan kicks away at him as the crowd chants "YES!" with each kick. Bryan takes him out with a big kick to the head. Big Show rolls out of the ring to recover with Kane. Bryan goes to the top rope and leaps off, but Big Show and Kane catch him. They then throw Bryan into the ropes for a whiplash effect, and he crashes to the mats around the ring.
We come back from the break to see Bryan trapped in a chin lock applied by Big Show. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen happily watching at ringside. Bryan gets out with a jawbreaker. Bryan goes for a forearm, but Big Show scoops him up for a bear hug submission. Big Show then body slams him down. Kane is tagged in, and he drops an elbow for a two count. Kane then applies a bear hug. Bryan fights out, but Kane punches him back. Kane sends him into the corner for a clothesline and follows up with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Big Show is tagged in, and he hits a body shot on Bryan. Big Show head-butts him down before stepping on him twice. Big Show goes to the second rope, but Bryan avoids the slingshot splash. Bryan gets the crowd going as he struggles to get to Reigns. Kane is tagged in, and he uppercuts Reigns off the apron. Bryan then catches Kane in the YES! Lock. Big Show quickly pulls Bryan out of the ring before sending him into the barricade. The referee calls for the bell for a really cheap finish.
Winners by Disqualification: Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: * 1/2
Reigns attacks Big Show from behind and clubs him down. Kane quickly attacks Reigns, but Reigns sends him into the ring post. Big Show pushes Reigns back and hits him in the midsection with a steel chair before cracking him on the back with it. Big Show throws Reigns back into the ring and gets in. Reigns hits him with a Superman Punch before hitting him with the chair. Reigns continues to hit Big Show with the chair, but he doesn't go down. Finally, Reigns clotheslines him over the top rope with the chair. Kane quickly uppercuts him and goes for a Chokeslam, but Reigns gets out of it. Kane then sidesteps Bryan trying to attack, and he accidentally hits Reigns with a corner dropkick!
Bryan doesn't look happy about what just happened. Reigns gets up and yells at Bryan before shoving him down. Bryan gets up and gets in his face. Triple H and Stephanie are seen laughing at ringside. Triple H says they seem to be getting along great. Triple H says they'll get another chance to team up later tonight when they face Big Show, Kane, J&J Security, and Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins' music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with J&J Security. Rollins will face Ryback, next.
Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security vs. Ryback
The bell rings, and J&J Security immediately distract him. Ryback scares them away, and Rollins attacks him from behind. Rollins stomps him down in the corner before punching him in the ribs. Ryback quickly pushes him down and charges him, but Rollins pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. J&J Security attack him and throw him into the barricade as Rollins distracts the referee. Rollins rolls him into the ring and hits a running forearm in the corner. Rollins stomps him before hitting a neckbreaker for a two count. Rollins then applies a front face lock. Ryback fights up and lifts Rollins up, but Rollins quickly knees him in the midsection. Rollins clubs him down before taunting the crowd. Rollins then hits the ropes, and Ryback hits him with a back body drop. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. J&J Security check on him. Ryback fights off J&J Security before catching Rollins with a spinebuster. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but J&J Security attack him for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Ryback
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Ryback continues to fight off J&J Security before Rollins kicks him in the face. Rollins then waits for him to get up before connecting with the Curb Stomp. Rollins and J&J Security stand over him and talk trash.
Triple H wants Sting's answer for the WWE Fast Lane challenge later tonight. Rusev and Lana will pay tribute to John Cena later tonight as well.
A video hyping up the return of Sheamus is shown.
Paige vs. Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella
Replays are shown of The Bella Twins spraying Paige with tanning liquid. Paige quickly takes Brie down before kicking her. Paige punches away at her before the referee backs her up. Brie kicks her before connecting with a dropkick to the head for a two count. Brie hits a back elbow before hitting a running knee to the face for a two count. Brie applies a head-scissor submission, but Paige eventually fights her way out of it. Paige punches back at her, but Brie elbows her in the face before hitting a missile dropkick for a two count. Nikki is yelling that it's not fair that the referee didn't count three. Paige and Brie both slap each other simultaneously. Paige hits a pair of short-arm clotheslines before screaming and hitting a dropkick. Nikki gets on the apron for a distraction, but Paige throws Brie into her. Paige hits the Ram-Paige for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Paige
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Paige quickly gets out of the ring before Nikki Bella can attack her from behind. Paige taunts her as Nikki holds the championship up.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will address the WWE Fast Lane situation later tonight on RAW. Rusev and Lana are seen walking backstage. They'll pay tribute to John Cena's career, next.
Rusev and Lana pay tribute to John Cena's career
Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring. A graphic is shown promoting Rusev's match against John Cena for the WWE United States Championship at WWE Fast Lane. The microphone loudly feeds back, an issue that has happened more than once tonight. The crowd chants "USA." Lana says regardless of what the ignorant masses of America thinks, they are proud to face John Cena at WWE Fast Lane. John Cena should be honored to face the super athlete Rusev. They agree that John Cena has accomplished great things in WWE. Cena's "Never Give Up" attitude has led him to be one of the finest fighting champions in WWE history. Just like the Oscars and Grammys acknowledge someone's great career, they want to acknowledge John Cena's career tonight. A highlight is shown of Cena's greatest moments, but it's then interrupted by highlights of Cena being injured and beaten down. Lana says thirteen years is a long time. They wonder how a mortal man like Cena can keep going. His body must ache. Cena looks stronger than ever, but inside he's vulnerable. He's a man whose limits are awaiting annihilation.
Rusev takes the microphone, and the crowd loudly boos him. Rusev says the man Cena once was no longer exists. Cena is no longer what he used to be. Rusev speaks in his native tongue before yelling to the crowd that he is a hero. Rusev says Cena is no longer a younger man full of ruthless aggression. Cena's fighting spirit has left him, and he's just weak. At Fast Lane, he will break Cena's body and crush his spirit.
John Cena's music hits, and he comes out to the stage sporting a purple eye. It looks like conjunctivitis. Cena says he's half-blind, but he's not deaf. From what he gathers, Rusev and Lana are talking like Rusev has already won the match. Rusev thinks he's facing some tired, broken down shell of an old man. Rusev thinks he's superior and unbeatable. If that's true, then why are they even having a match? The reason why is why all the people want them to shut the hell up. Rusev and Lana are both full of themselves and crap. People know him. They don't have to watch a lousy propaganda film. He's been knocked down a few times over the last thirteen years. Here's the part of the film that got left out. Every single time he gets knocked down, he gets back up! Rusev may have won some fights, but he needs a lesson in respect. At Fast Lane, this easy target will hit him in his mouth so hard his eyes will water. This broken down shell will tie him up in a pretzel so tight he won't feel his arms. At Fast Lane, this old man will hoist him up on his shoulders, adjust his attitude, and by the time he comes to, he'll say to Lana, "Lana, help Rusev. Rusev has boo-boo spot." Rusev is everything he says he is. Rusev is a super athlete. At Fast Lane, we'll find out if he's tough. Rusev picked a fight with the wrong old man. At Fast Lane, this old man will whip his ass. Rusev flips out and challenges Cena to come down to the ring for a fight. The crowd loudly chants, "USA!"
Rusev says Cena can't kick his ass. Rusev says Cena talks a lot standing on the stage. Cena can't even see him from his one eye. At WWE Fast Lane, he is going to crush him. Cena sees how this works. Cena says Rusev has the jokes. It's a shame Lana has the balls. If Rusev is feeling froggy, then he can jump. Rusev charges Cena, and they brawl on the ramp. Rusev takes him down, and they brawl. Cena lifts him up and slams him down. Rusev finally connects with a shot to Cena's injured eye before sending him into the video wall. Referees run out to check on Cena as Lana calls Rusev away.
Replays are shown of what just happened between John Cena and Rusev.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt
They circle the ring and lock up. Wyatt quickly throws Ziggler down and looks at the crowd. Ziggler takes Wyatt down as a loud "Let's go Wyatt/Let's go Ziggler," chant breaks out. Wyatt fights up from a front face lock, but Ziggler takes him down again. Wyatt rolls out and punches him. Ziggler then takes him down with a dropkick. Wyatt charges him, but Ziggler applies a waistlock. Wyatt elbows him back before punching him down. Wyatt chokes him on the ropes before sending him to the corner. Ziggler sidesteps him before splashing him in the corner and hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler goes for an elbow drop, but Wyatt rolls to the apron. Ziggler snaps him off the top rope before dropkicking him to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Wyatt drive a forearm into Ziggler's neck. During the commercial, Wyatt gave Ziggler a DDT on the apron. Wyatt applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up. Wyatt quickly takes him down by the hair for a two count. Wyatt reapplies the chin lock. Wyatt is bleeding from the nose. Ziggler fights up, but Wyatt pushes him back. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and jumps up in the air, but Wyatt absolutely annihilates him with a running cross-body block! Wow! Wyatt forearms him in the head a few times before smiling. Ziggler punches him back before hitting a jawbreaker. Wyatt is stunned and falls to a knee. Wyatt then runs into a back elbow. Ziggler hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and spikes him with a DDT for a near fall.
Ziggler kicks him and goes for a famouser, but Wyatt avoids it. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Ziggler rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler quickly hits a famouser, but Wyatt quickly gets up. Ziggler immediately superkicks him down for a near fall! Wyatt pulls himself out of the ring to recover. Ziggler goes outside to get him, and Wyatt lays him out with a clothesline on the floor! Wyatt deadlifts him back into the ring and looks at him upside down. Wyatt crabwalks over to him before lifting him up for Sister Abigail and picking up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: **
Wyatt pulls Ziggler out of the ring before walking off. Wyatt then turns around and lifts up the ringside mat to reveal the floor. Referees run down to order him to the back. Replays of the match are shown. Wyatt kneels over Ziggler and pulls his hair.
WWE honors Black History Month by showcasing the fantastic career of The Junkyard Dog.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns will team up to face Big Show, Kane, J&J Security, and Seth Rollins in the main event. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will address the WWE Fast Lane situation, next.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman address the WWE Fast Lane situation
Brock Lesnar's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman. Heyman says, "Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I have been authorized this evening to disseminate some information on behalf of the beast who imposes his presence upon you, Brock Lesnar." That's kind of the theme of tonight's sermon: information. It's readily apparent to his client that this society places no value on credible information. Look how far everyone has gone to crucify NBC's Brian Williams for embellishing a story or two and outright lying. Brian Williams is not the number one liar in the land. Brian Williams is a distant number two. The biggest liar in the land is a distinction held jointly by Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Reigns and Bryan are going to have a match at WWE Fast Lane. The winner of that match goes on to get an opportunity for the championship against this beast at WrestleMania. If either of them come out and says they have a chance against Lesnar, then they're lying. They're lying to their families, to each other, and the fans. They're also lying to themselves.
Let's look at Roman Reigns, the baddest dude from the most feared tribe from the most violent island in Samoa. Yet he stood two feet away when Reigns looked eye to eye with Lesnar, and that yellow stream running down Reigns' leg was not pineapple juice. There is nothing to be ashamed of. It's a normal human reaction when you come face-to-face with the beast. Then there's Daniel Bryan. Heyman mocks the "YES!" chant. The tragic tale of the overachieving ultimate underdog who actually has lied to himself to believe he has a chance against Lesnar. Heyman tells people to look at Bryan and then look at Lesnar. Do they really think Bryan has a chance? The crowd gives a lukewarm "YES!" chant. Heyman isn't just talking about the size difference. What Bryan lacks in size, he makes up for in in-ring ability, knowledge of submission wrestling, grit, and a pipeline to god because he's pulled more miracles out of his tuchus than he or his client have ever seen. Do they really think Bryan is the one to beat the one in 21-1? The crowd chants, "YES!"
Heyman says it doesn't matter who wins at Fast Lane. It can be Roman Reigns or Daniel Bryan. The winner of that match should hop in a helicopter with Brian Williams and subject themselves to enemy fire. That enemy fire is a hailstorm in the form of an F-5 because an F-5 will take that chopper down in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania. That's the fate that awaits Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns or anyone who tries to take the championship away from the beast, the conqueror, the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar! Lesnar and Heyman leave the ring.
Triple H wants Sting's answer for the WWE Fast Lane challenge later tonight. We'll also see Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns face Big Show, Kane, J&J Security, and Seth Rollins in a 5-on-2 handicap match in the main event.
Gold and Stardust vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods
The crowd absolutely is not responding to The New Day whatsoever. The commentators were filling in the "New Day" chants. Stardust will start the match against Kofi Kingston. They lock up, and Kingston wrenches the arm before taking him down. Stardust fights up and backs him to the corner. Stardust applies a headlock, but Kingston whips him off. Stardust shoulder blocks him down before doing a cartwheel. Stardust then tags Goldust in. Goldust runs into an arm drag, but Goldust comes back with an arm drag of his own. Stardust then gets off the apron and walks off. The crowd lightly chants, "Cody." Kingston dropkicks Goldust down. Goldust comes back with a catapult in the corner before hitting an uppercut. Goldust shouts at Stardust before Kingston rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Big E and Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Replays are shown of the Daniel Bryan/Roman Reigns confrontation from earlier in the evening.
Renee Young is backstage with Daniel Bryan. Renee asks if he can coexist with Reigns. Bryan says what happened was an accident. In the heat of the moment, he'd have probably done the same thing. Roman Reigns walks up and says they can coexist. They have a common enemy in The Authority. Reigns wants to take them out so they can handle their business. It's Daniel Bryan versus Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane. Reigns says he'll see him out there.
Triple H will demand an answer from Sting for the WWE Fast Lane challenge, next.
Stardust is backstage when Goldust approaches him. This isn't Goldust talking. It's Dustin. Dustin calls him "Cody," and Stardust shoves him into some pipes. Stardust says Cody is dead before hissing at him.
Triple H demands that Sting accepts his Fast Lane challenge
Triple H is in the ring. Triple H says for twenty years, he has lived WWE. While other have come and gone, he has stayed here. His blood, sweat, tears, and passion has been to make a better place. His life's work was almost all taken away by one man: Sting. Sting, the face of WCW… the company he helped destroy. Now fourteen years later, Sting finally has gathered the guts to do something. For fourteen years, he's stayed away because he knew that if he came here, he would personally expose Sting. For whatever reason at Survivor Series, fourteen years later, Sting finally decided to take his shot. When he took his shot, he didn't do it like a man. Sting did it like a coward. Triple H says he is a man and is calling him out at Fast Lane to stand in the ring face-to-face with him. Triple H will look him dead in his eye and explain to him why Sting was right to stay away for fourteen years. If Sting agrees to never show his face here again, then he'll let Sting leave Fast Lane with his dignity intact. Triple H says he's a patient man, but he's called Sting out for two straight weeks with no answer. His patience has run out. Triple H wants an answer, and he wants it right now.
A crow sounds in the arena, and the lights go off. Triple H looks all around, and he sees a spotlight shown on what appears to be Sting in the crowd. The spotlight goes out and comes back on to see Sting in a different position. A video plays of Triple H calling Sting a coward. The video flashes Sting's face paint on Triple H's face. A man dressed as Sting comes in the ring, and Triple H falls down in fear. The lights go out. The titantron then reads, "I accept."
Michael Cole says that John Cena is suffering from a scratched cornea, but he vows to face Rusev at WWE Fast Lane.
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya vs. The Usos w/ Naomi
Jimmy Uso will start the match against Tyson Kidd. Kidd kicks and punches away at him before tagging Cesaro in. Cesaro punches him a few times before Jimmy chops him back. Cesaro uppercuts him to the corner and stomps him. Jimmy puts the brakes on a whip before hitting an uppercut. Jimmy chases him at ringside before Cesaro gets in the ring. Kidd is tagged in, but he has a whip reversed to the corner. Jey Uso is tagged in, and he hits a splash in the corner. Jey hits a body slam for a one count. Jimmy is tagged in, and they hits a double-team back elbow/elbow drop combination for a two count. Kidd fights Jimmy off, but Jimmy chops him. Kidd holds on to the ropes and boots Jimmy, but Jimmy punches him out of the ring. Jimmy then goes for an over-the-top-rope dive, but Kidd counters with a hurricanrana over the top rope! The commentators completely ignore that, of course. Natalya and Naomi argue at ringside as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Jimmy give Kidd a back suplex. Cesaro is tagged in, and he hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Cesaro talks a little trash before tagging Kidd in. Cesaro catapults Jimmy into a kick to the head for a two count. Kidd applies a chin lock, but Jimmy fights up. Cesaro is tagged in, and he comes off the second rope with a sledge to the arm. Cesaro hits some vicious forearms to the face. Jimmy comes back with some punches, but Cesaro uppercuts him back. Cesaro hits a few more uppercuts before running into a back elbow. Jimmy fights them off and hits Cesaro with an enzuigiri.
Kidd and Jey are tagged in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines before kicking him in the midsection and hitting an uppercut. Jey hangs Kidd up in the tree of woe before hitting a falling head-butt. Jey then goes for a running hip bump, but Kidd gets out of the ring. Jey goes for a plancha, but Kidd punches him. Jimmy then hits Cesaro with a plancha. Kidd springboards into a superkick for a near fall. Jey goes for another running hip bump, but Cesaro pulls him away. Jimmy punches Cesaro down. Kidd rolls Jey up and puts his feet on the ropes, but the referee catches him. Jey superkicks him down, and Cesaro throws Jimmy in the ring to distract the referee. Cesaro then knocks Jey off the top rope, and Kidd picks up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
Match Rating: * 1/2
Rikishi is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2015.
The Miz is seen walking backstage with his personal assistant, Damien Mizdow. They'll be out, next.
The commentators talk about the upcoming NXT special on the WWE Network.
Replays are shown of The Miz losing to Sin Cara last week. The Miz was too busy worrying about what Damien Mizdow was doing at ringside, and it cost him the match.
Sin Cara vs. Damien Mizdow w/ The Miz
Before the match starts, The Miz gets on the microphone. Miz tells Mizdow to stop before he takes his sunglasses. Miz tells him that he's no longer his stunt double. They circle the ring and lock up. Mizdow wrenches the arm and goes for a snapmare, but Cara lands on his feet. Cara takes him down for a one count. Mizdow takes him down for a one count as well. They circle the ring and lock up. Cara applies a side headlock, but Mizdow backs him to the corner. Mizdow hits a suplex for a one count. Mizdow drops a knee as the crowd chants, "Let's go Mizdow." Mizdow sends him into the ropes, but Cara hangs on and gives him a back elbow. Mizdow then comes back with a dropkick that sends him out of the ring. Mizdow throws him into the ring, and Miz gets on the microphone. Miz asks Mizdow to get him a water. Mizdow goes to the timekeeper's area and gives Miz a water. Miz then asks Mizdow to open the water. Miz then tells the crowd, "When my hand goes up, your mouths go shut." Cara then takes Mizdow out with a plancha. Miz reminds Mizdow to pay attention to his opponent.
Cara chops the chest and puts him in the ring for a one count. Cara hits a springboard head-butt as the crowd chants that Miz is ugly. Miz comes back with "Better than Columbus" for some big heat. Cara hits a springboard cross-body before hitting a head-scissor takeover. Mizdow comes back with the Reality Check before kipping up. Miz does not look pleased at ringside. Mizdow then goes to apply the Figure Four Leglock. Miz says that's his move that he made famous. Miz gets on the apron and warns Mizdow not to look at him like that. Mizdow is bleeding from the neck. Miz tells him to get his own moves. Cara then rolls him up with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sin Cara
Match Rating: * 1/2
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says since the dawn of its existence, mankind has struggled to answer a simple question: where do we go when we die? A man of science believes we just become one with the earth. A man of faith views things from a much different perspective. What about those like "you and I"? They're special. For them, there is no death. This world is their hell. Wyatt laughs before repeating the line. They don't belong here. Wyatt says he knows he can hear him. Wyatt doesn't fear him anymore. He pities him. It's time for him to go on. Wyatt screams, "Find me!" It is never said who Wyatt is talking to.
Dean Ambrose is seen walking backstage. He'll be in action, next. Another promo for Sheamus' return is shown.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns will go face-to-face to talk about their issues and match this Thursday on Smackdown.
Curtis Axel is in the ring pointing at the WrestleMania line. Axel says this is his spotlight. No one will steal this from him, not even Kanye West. He never lost the Royal Rumble match. Axel says he wants everyone to keep the movement alive at #AxelMania! Axel screams it over and over again until Dean Ambrose's music hits.
Curtis Axel vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose punches away at him at the sound of the bell before stomping him down in the corner. Axel kicks and punches him back before the referee backs him up. Axel sends him into the ropes, but Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits a running forearm. Ambrose body slams him down before dropping a quick elbow. Ambrose rubs his elbow on Axel's face before chopping the chest. Ambrose sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a knee. Axel boots him in the face before stomping him and dropping an elbow for a one count. Axel rubs his face into the mat before raking the face. Axel elbows him in the head before applying a chin lock. Ambrose fights up, but Axel knees him in the midsection. Axel talks trash before Ambrose fights back. Ambrose hits the ropes, but Axel dropkicks him. Ambrose rebounds off the ropes and clotheslines him down. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: *
Dean Ambrose gets on the microphone and says he has breaking news for Bad News Barrett. Barrett can deny him an opportunity at the title all he wants, but his mug is going up on the wall of champions at WWE Headquarters. There's an Intercontinental Championship match that belongs to him, and he won't stop until he gets it. Bad News Barrett is seen backstage in the Bad News Zone, or BNZ. Things aren't looking good for the Lunatic Fringe. Rather like how Kim Kardashian wearing a golden robe at the Grammys last night doesn't make her as prestigious as Ric Flair, Ambrose doesn't deserve a shot at the Intercontinental Championship even though he wants one.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns will team up against Big Show, Kane, J&J Security, and Seth Rollins in a 5-on-2 handicap match, next.
Replays are shown of Daniel Bryan accidentally hitting Roman Reigns with a corner dropkick. Reigns then shoved him down.
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show, Kane, J&J Security, and Seth Rollins
All five members surround the ring and look to attack Reigns and Bryan all at once. Bryan and Reigns charge them, and they're beaten down. Big Show and Kane give Reigns a Double Chokeslam before rolling him out of the ring. The referee tries to get some order, as the match hasn't started yet. The referee checks on Bryan to see if he's good to go. Bryan says he is.
Bryan will start the match against Rollins. Rollins clubs away at Bryan before giving him a German Suplex. Rollins does Brock Lesnar's sidesteps to mock him. Rollins talks trash before hitting another German Suplex. Big Show is tagged in, and he puts Bryan in the corner. Big Show rips Bryan's shirt off before chopping the chest. Big Show lifts him up and body slams him down. Jamie Noble is tagged in, and he drops an elbow before sending him into the ropes for a back elbow. Noble does some fancy footwork before punching him in the corner. Noble chokes him with his knee before backing up. Bryan gives him a drop-toe-hold into the corner, and Bryan kicks the rope into his face. Bryan punches away at him before knocking Rollins off the apron. Noble backs him to the corner, and Joey Mercury tags in. Mercury drops an elbow before mocking the "YES!" chant. Mercury slaps him before Bryan catches him with the YES! Lock. Rollins quickly breaks it up, and Kane is tagged in. Kane clotheslines him down before signaling for a Chokeslam. Kane connects with the Chokeslam, but Reigns breaks it up. Reigns fights off Rollins and J&J Security before Big Show and Kane overwhelm him. Big Show then gives Reigns a Knockout Punch. Kane then throws Reigns out of the ring.
Rollins is tagged in, and he connects with a turnbuckle powerbomb for a near fall. Rollins talks trash and says Bryan won't make it to WrestleMania. Rollins then instructs Big Show and Kane to take the top off the commentary table, which they do. J&J Security throw Bryan near the table. Ryback's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan. Rowan and Ziggler brawl with Kane and Rollins. Kane big boots Ziggler on the stage before giving Rowan an uppercut. Ziggler then jumps off the stage onto them.
In the ring, J&J Security put Bryan on the top rope. Bryan fights them off, and the crowd chants, "YES!" with each punch. Bryan then takes both men out with a missile dropkick. Bryan kips up and takes turns kicking Mercury and Noble in the chest. Bryan the kicks Noble in the head followed by Mercury. Bryan gets the arena doing the "YES!" chant, and Reigns blind tags in to boos. Reigns hits a Spear on Mercury for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: * 1/4
Daniel Bryan does not look happy with that happening. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen watching on a monitor backstage. Bryan says that Reigns was on the floor the entire match. Reigns turns his back on him, and Bryan turns him around. Bryan warns him to not turn his back on him ever. Bryan then shoves him, and Reigns comes back with a big Spear that is met with loud boos from the crowd. Reigns stands over Bryan before leaving the ring.