Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's the RAW recap from last night's show. It's the first RAW of 2015 and The Authority is once again back in charge. All the superstars that wanted The Authority gone at Survivor Series, will now have huge targets on their backs, by The Authority. Also last week, it was announced that Dean Ambrose would face Bray Wyatt in an "Ambulance Match", the first one ever on RAW. This week, RAW was live in Corpus Christi, Texas, let's get to this week's RAW recap.
- Match #2: Barrett quickly capitalizes on Ziggler and hits a big boot. Barrett next hits "Wasteland" on Ziggler, covers, scores the pinfall and ties the score at one. After the match, WWE medical check on Ziggler.
- Match #3: Barrett big boot and "Wasteland" but Ziggler kicks out at two. Barrett hits another big boot for a near fall. Ziggler tries to fight back, but misses a splash and catches a Barrett knee for another near fall. Barrett counters Ziggler's "Famasser" and hits "Winds of Change" but Ziggler again kicks out at two. Barrett goes for the "Bullhammer", Ziggler counters and super kicks Barrett. Kane gets on the apron, but Ziggler knocks him off. Ziggler now distracted, gets nailed with the "Bullhammer" by Barrett. There's a cover, a pinfall and Bad News Barrett is the NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion. After the match, Kane and Barrett celebrate.
- Backstage Segment with Roman Reigns hyping his match against Big Show tonight.
- Backstage Segment with Bray Wyatt hyping his "Ambulance Match" against Dean Ambrose tonight.
- The Ascension vs. Two Local Wrestlers: Another squash match as The Ascension hit the "Fall of Man" for the pinfall.
- Backstage Segment with Rusev and Lana ripping apart America and claiming that Vladimir Putin should be running the world.
- Backstage Segment with Dean Ambrose hyping the "Ambulance Match" against Bray Wyatt tonight.
- Nice family condolences mention to ESPN sports analyst, Stuart Scott, who passed away Sunday morning. Very classy WWE.
- We get another "Cena Appreciation Night" highlight video.
- A video is shown and we see Alicia Fox confront Naomi earlier in the day. Fox bragged about being on Total Divas and Naomi being taken off of the show. Fox attacks Naomi and slams her face first into a table.
- Adam Rose vs. Big E: Back and forth match with a quick ending. Two of Rose's Rosebuds wearing masks get in the ring and attack Big E. causing the DQ. Big E gets beat down then the two mask guys unmask and reveal themselves to be Cesaro and Tyson Kidd.
And that's a wrap on this week's RAW results, till next time tap or snap.