Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 19, 2015
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"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events of this past Monday's RAW. Tension continued to build between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. Bryan distracted Reigns during his match against Kane, but Reigns still managed to win by count-out. Later in the night, Reigns cost Bryan his match by getting him disqualified against the Big Show. Reigns attacked Big Show due to being attacked moments before. Bryan and Reigns then got into a long brawl to end the show.
The Smackdown video plays, and we're brought into the arena with a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry "The King" Lawler welcome us to the show.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow
A video is shown of The Miz talking to Damien Mizdow earlier in the day. Miz talked about how Bryan wouldn't be anywhere near where he is if it weren't for him being his mentor. Mizdow chuckled, and Miz took exception to that. Miz says Bryan would have been a nobody without him just like Mizdow. Miz says he doesn't like ringing a bell and making him shine his shoes, but he's trying to teach him. Miz says if Mizdow breaks away from his supporting role, he'll never work in this town again. Mizdow looked completely frustrated at the end of that.
The bell rings, and Miz takes a moment to take off his sunglasses. Mizdow pops up on the apron and does the same thing to a nice reaction. Miz asks Mizdow what he thinks he's doing. Miz reminds him that he's an assistant before sending him off to the back to get him an Egyptian cotton towel to wipe his face. Mizdow then walks off to the back as Miz continues to berate him. Miz then turns into some kicks from Bryan. Bryan sends him into the ropes and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Bryan uppercuts him to the corner before having a whip to the other corner reversed on him. Bryan scales the ropes and backflips over him. Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits a flying elbow. Bryan connects with a corner dropkick before viciously kicking away at him while the crowd chants YES with each kick. Bryan sets him up on the top rope and connects with a super hurricanrana. Bryan starts another YES chant before going for the Busaiku Knee Kick, but Miz gets out of the ring.
Bryan teases a suicide dive, but Miz gets back in the ring. Miz dropkicks him as he comes back in the ring. Miz attacks the knee before going for a Figure Four Leglock, but Bryan catches him with an inside cradle. Bryan then transitions to the YES! Lock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Dolph Ziggler will face Seth Rollins in a match where J&J Security is banned from ringside.
Ryback's music hits, and he makes his entrance to the ring. He'll face Kane, next.
Ryback vs. Kane
They circle the ring and lock up. Kane knees him in the midsection and applies a side headlock. Ryback quickly counters out of that and hits a back suplex. Ryback stomps him a few times before punching him in the corner. Ryback wrenches the arm, but Kane uppercuts him. Kane sends him to the corner and goes for a corner clothesline, but Ryback counters into a belly-to-belly side suplex. Ryback goes for the meat hook clothesline, but Kane escapes to the apron. Kane quickly snaps him off the top rope. Ryback soon comes back with a kick to the midsection before chopping him. Ryback sends him into the ropes, but Kane comes back with a DDT. Kane kicks him in the head before hitting a big boot. Kane uppercuts him in the corner before punching away at him. Kane uppercuts him before sending him into the ropes for a back elbow. Kane picks up a one count for that. Kane then applies a chin lock, but Ryback fights up and punches out. Ryback hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits a Lou Thesz Press. Ryback then hits a big splash. Ryback connects with a spinebuster for a two count.
Ryback goes to the second rope, but Kane uppercuts him over the top rope and out of the ring. Kane goes outside and throws him back in. Ryback quickly reverses a whip and hits Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The commentators talk about WWE Fastlane coming up this Sunday. They then show a replay of Dean Ambrose tying Bad News Barrett to the ring post and forcing him to sign a contract for an Intercontinental Championship match at WWE Fastlane. Dean Ambrose makes his entrance. He'll be on commentary for Bad News Barrett's match, next.
Bad News Barrett vs. R-Truth
The bell rings, and they lock up. Barrett quickly knees him in the midsection and punches him. Barrett kicks him in the corner before talking trash to Ambrose. Ambrose talks about the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship. Barrett sends him into the ropes, but R-Truth hangs on and does a dance. R-Truth punches him to the corner before Barrett puts himself through the ropes to keep him away. Barrett then big boots him down. Barrett bounces him in the corner before laying him across the top turnbuckle. Barrett clubs him before kicking him in the ribs for a two count. Barrett talks more trash to Ambrose before applying a chin lock. R-Truth fights up, but Barrett sends him to the corner. Barrett runs into some boots before R-Truth takes him down with a pair of clotheslines. R-Truth hits a jumping calf kick for a two count. Barrett sidesteps a Scissors Kick before hitting the Winds of Change. Barrett talks more trash to Ambrose. Ambrose turns his back to Barrett to pretend like he's not paying attention. Barrett slams R-Truth off the commentary table a few times while talking trash to Ambrose. Ambrose only laughs at him.
Barrett throws him into the ring and pulls his elbow pad down. Ambrose completely turns his back to him and sits on the commentary table. Barrett is furious that Ambrose isn't paying attention to his match. R-Truth then rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Barrett continues to yell at Ambrose, who simply walks out of the arena while never looking at him.
We'll take a look at John Cena crushing Rusev, next.
Vince McMahon's cover picture on Muscle & Fitness Magazine is shown.
A video recaps the feud between John Cena and Rusev. The will collide at WWE Fastlane.
Bray Wyatt is seen in an unknown location. Wyatt says, "'A place you can't hide, walk with the reaper, leave this world behind.' You like this song? I sing it to all my pets right before I put them down. Time is ticking, man, and the angel with burned wings is waving you home. Find me, or I'll find you." Wyatt laughs.
A video hyping up the imminent return of Sheamus is shown.
The New Day vs. The Ascension
A pre-taped promo is shown with The Ascension. They talk about Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes coming back on RAW to talk about the past, but they are the past. They would destroy them if they were there. Tonight, they'll beat The New Day.
Xavier Woods and Big E will represent The New Day. Woods will start against Viktor. They lock up, and Viktor applies a side headlock. Woods whips him off, but Viktor shoulder blocks him down. Viktor hits the ropes, but Woods connects with a knee to the midsection. Woods hits a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Viktor quickly powers him to his corner, and Konnor tags in. They stomp Woods down. Konnor pulls him out to the middle of the ring to pick up a two count. Konnor and Viktor trade tags to continue attacking Woods. They then take him down with a double-team shoulder block for a near fall. Woods fights them off and lays Viktor out with a right hand.
Big E comes in, and he hits Viktor with a pair of vicious belly-to-belly overhead suplexes. Big E then hits him with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E knocks Konnor out of the ring as he tries to interfere. Viktor then gets his knees up to counter a big splash. Viktor sends Big E shoulder-first into the ring post. Konnor tags in, and they hit the Fall of Man for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Ascension
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Roman Reigns will face Luke Harper, next.
Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns
Reigns starts off with a club before putting him in the corner to stomp him down. Reigns backs up, and Harper kicks him in the midsection. Reigns quickly takes him back down and stomps him out of the ring. Reigns then gets out of the ring to clothesline him on the floor. Reigns powers Harper into the barricade before putting him back in the ring. Reigns blocks a kick and hits a back suplex slam for a two count. Reigns sends him to the corner before running into a back body drop to the apron. Reigns quickly comes back and kicks him out of the ring. Harper then pushes him into the steel steps before big booting him down on the floor.
Harper sends him into the ring and hits a slingshot summersault senton for a one count. Harper stomps him a few times for a two count. Harper then executes the gator roll before transitioning to a side headlock. Reigns quickly fights up and punches out. Reigns knees him in the midsection before hitting a modified pump-handle slam. Reigns runs into a back elbow, but he quickly comes back with a clothesline. Reigns clubs away at him before uppercutting him down. Harper reverses a whip, but Reigns takes him down with a clothesline for a two count. Harper quickly hits him, but Reigns comes back with a Samoan Drop attempt. Harper counters into a roll up before punching him in the face. Reigns goes for a clothesline, but Harper counters into a spinning side slam for a near fall. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Reigns counters into a Samoan Drop. Reigns punches the mat and goes for a Superman Punch, but Harper superkicks him! Reigns then bounces off the ropes and hits the Spear for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/2
The commentators talk about WWE Fastlane, including Triple H's face-to-face meeting with Sting. They then show a replay of Triple H shoving Ric Flair down on RAW. Triple H said nothing would get in his way to get to Sting.
Big Show's music hits. He'll be in action against Erick Rowan, next.
Big Show vs. Erick Rowan
Before the match begins, Big Show boots him out of the ring. Rowan fights back and goes for a slam at ringside, but Big Show throws him up the ramp. Big Show kicks him before sending him headfirst into the steel steps. Big Show then whips him into the ring post. Big Show picks him up and throws him into the ring. Big Show then kicks Rowan in the head before the referee gets him to back up. The referee checks on Rowan, and he wants to go through with the match.
The bell rings, and Big Show powers him to the corner before punching him down with body shots. Big Show kicks him in the chest a few times before flipping him over. Big Show hits a body slam. Rowan tries to fight his way up, but Big Show gets the better of him before choking him on the ropes. Big Show stomps him in the corner before picking him up by the throat. Big Show connects with a Chokeslam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Dolph Ziggler will face Seth Rollins in a match where J&J Security are banned from ringside later tonight.
The Bella Twins will be on commentary for the next match. Replays are shown of The Bella Twins stealing Paige's gear on RAW. Paige then competed in one of the Rosebud's costumes.
Cameron vs. Paige
Cameron talks a little trash before whipping her hair in Paige's face. Paige grabs her by the hair and throws her. Paige elbows her in the face before connecting with some knees to the chest. Paige screams before Cameron connects with a DDT. Cameron stomps her and picks up a one count. Cameron talks trash to her before putting her in the corner. Cameron poses before hitting a corner clothesline. Cameron then takes her down for a two count. Cameron slams her down by the hair before slapping her in the face. Cameron poses, and Paige rolls her up for a two count. Paige hits a trio of short-arm clotheslines before dropkicking her. Paige superkicks her down and applies the PTO for the win.
Winner by Submission: Paige
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Paige invites Nikki Bella into the ring, but Brie Bella holds her back. Nikki holds the WWE Divas Championship up as the segment ends.
A video package showcases what happened between Stardust and Goldust on RAW. Dusty Rhodes, their father, was there to fix it. Stardust still turned on Goldust. Stardust then said he considers Goldust and Dusty dead to him.
Renee Young is backstage with Goldust. She asks what is going through his mind before he faces Stardust at WWE Fastlane. Goldust says he tried to embrace Stardust because he's been there. They were on fire. They rekindled their brotherhood, recaptured the Tag Team Titles, and then darkness crept in. It's happened to him before. Slowly, his brother Cody slipped from him. Stardust is more than a persona. Stardust is a cancer that is eating his brother, Cody Rhodes, alive. Goldust wants his brother back. Now, he has to do something that is probably the most difficult thing he's ever done in his career, and that's face his brother and beat Stardust at WWE Fastlane.
Stardust appears on the monitor and tells Goldust to spare him. Here's a Stardust stumper: All the gold in Fort Knox and Solomon's Temple eventually goes something (I couldn't understand him), Stardust doesn't. Stardust says everyone will eventually forget the name of Goldust. Goldust looks sad at the end of that.
The Usos make their entrance to the ring with Naomi. Jimmy Uso will be in action against Tyson Kidd, next.
Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso and Naomi vs. Tyson Kidd w/ Cesaro and Natalya
A pre-taped promo is shown of Tyson Kidd and Cesaro talking about their match against The Usos on Sunday. They say they'll prove that friendship is more powerful than brotherhood.
The bell rings, and Kidd kicks and punches him against the ropes. Jimmy reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jimmy quickly punches him down and connects with a body slam. Jimmy chops the chest before going to the second rope for the ten punches. Rusev then floors Jey Uso at ringside. Rusev then gets in the ring and attacks Jimmy and Kidd. Rusev punches away at Jimmy before Jey makes the save. Rusev quickly takes Jey back down and punches away at him much like Cena did on RAW. Lana is at the top of the stage laughing.
Rusev grabs a microphone and screams out something in his native language. Rusev then drops the microphone and continues to scream John Cena's name.
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Dolph Ziggler will face Seth Rollins in a match where J&J Security will be banned from ringside, next.
Replays are shown of J&J Security attacking Dolph Ziggler moments before he defeated Seth Rollins. Erick Rowan and Ryback both ran down to make the save.
J&J Security are banned from ringside
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
They lock up, and Rollins wrenches the arm. Rollins applies a hammerlock, but Ziggler soon twists into one of his own. Rollins quickly gets to the ropes to break the hold. They lock up, and Rollins applies a side headlock before taking him down. Rollins laughs as he cinches in the side headlock. Ziggler soon fights up and whips him off, but Rollins shoulder blocks him down. Rollins hits the ropes, but Ziggler leapfrogs him and hits a hip toss. Ziggler dropkicks him before going for a splash in the corner, but Rollins sidesteps him.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a chin lock. Big Show and Kane are at ringside, as are Ryback and Erick Rowan. Ziggler backflips through a back suplex attempt, but Rollins quickly comes back with a flapjack into the ropes for a near fall. Rollins talks trash as Big Show and Kane clap for him. Rollins hits a short-arm clothesline before staring angrily at Ryback and Rowan. Ziggler ducks a short-arm clothesline, ducks another clothesline, and they take each other out with stereo running cross-body blocks.
Ziggler splashes Rollins in the corner and goes for a neckbreaker, but Rollins shoves him off. Ziggler sidesteps a splash in the corner and connects with another one before hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count. Ziggler kicks him in the midsection and goes for a famouser, but Rollins sidesteps it. Ziggler comes back with a roll up for a two count. Ziggler catches him with a backslide pin for another two count. Rollins then kicks him in the midsection. Rollins hits the ropes, and Ziggler goes for a big DDT, but Rollins counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ziggler counters that with a roll up for a near fall. Ziggler then hits a quick famouser for another near fall.
Rollins puts himself through the ropes to keep Ziggler away. Ziggler then throws him to the apron and dropkicks him to the floor in front of Ryback and Rowan. Rollins slaps both of them before Ziggler takes him out with a clothesline on the floor. Ziggler throws him back into the ring and goes for a splash, but Rollins avoids it. Kane gets on the apron, and Ziggler knocks him off. Rollins then counters a cross-body attempt with a turnbuckle powerbomb. Rollins then catches him with the Curb Stomp for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: **
J&J Security come out to ringside to high five Rollins, Big Show, and Kane. Rollins then says there is five of them and only two of them because one of them is done for. They then approach the ring. Ryback and Rowan get Ziggler out of the ring before preparing to fight. They try to fight them off, but Ryback and Rowan are quickly overwhelmed. Kane big boots Ryback at ringside before Rollins sends him into the steps. Rowan fights off J&J Security before slamming their heads together. Rowan then splashes them in the corner before Big Show and Kane give him a Double Chokeslam. Rollins finishes him off with a Curb Stomp.
The Authority high five and celebrate in the ring. Ryback comes in and clotheslines J&J Security before giving Kane a spinebuster. Ryback throws Rollins out of the ring before hitting Big Show with a clothesline. Ryback sets up for a meat hook clothesline, but J&J Security grab his feet. Big Show then connects with the Knockout Punch. They then set him up for a Curb Stomp. The Authority once again celebrate in the ring and pose for the crowd.