Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 2.24.15: #RAW Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's the RAW recap from last night's show. RAW took place live in Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight's RAW will be the fallout of what happened at Fast Lane and we begin the build-up towards the Super Bowl of Wrestling, Wrestlemania 31. Let's get to last night's recap.

- In Ring Segment with Randy Orton: Orton blames Seth Rollins for almost ending his career four months ago and tells him to get his ass out to the ring now. Triple H, Stephanie, Big Show and Kane come out instead. Stephanie welcomes Orton back and says he is her choice as the face of the WWE. Orton wants nothing to do with The Authority anymore and is going to bash in Rollins' head. Stephanie is confident Orton will forgive Rollins and The Authority are willing to forgive Orton. Orton is offered an Authority spot again, but Orton says he'd rather kick ass than kiss ass. Show tries to talk Orton into coming back, by saying it was the best decision Show ever made. Stephanie tells Orton he's not a good guy and never has been one. Stephanie offers Orton to listen to The Authority and come back home. The Authority leave the ring, but are stopped by Orton. Orton says he'll join their business meeting later and listen to what they have to say.

- In Ring Promo: Bad News Barrett calls Dean Ambrose a thief and wants his WWE Intercontinental Championship back.

- Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett: R-Truth is on commentary for this one. Barrett with a near fall, early. Ziggler lands a neck breaker and an elbow drop for a near fall. Barrett hits a kick, some punches and hits a running knee for two. Barrett with more blows and irish whips Ziggler into the corner for a near fall. Ziggler makes a comeback and hits mounted corner punches on Barrett. Ziggler counters "Wasteland" with a DDT and a near fall. Barrett hits a power bomb for a near fall. Ziggler ducks a "Bullhammer" and gets a near fall rollup. Barrett blocks the "Famasser". Barrett hits the "Winds of Change" for a near fall. Ziggler hits a super kick. Barrett goes for "Wasteland" but Ziggler counters with another near fall rollup. Barrett missed a charge and kisses the turn buckle. Ziggler hits "Zig Zag" and finally scores the pinfall.

- After the Match: Dean Ambrose appears with Barrett's WWE Intercontinental Championship. Ambrose trash talks Barrett as Ziggler walks past Ambrose. Ziggler eye balls Ambrose and the Intercontinental Championship. Ambrose leaves still with the I-C Title in his possession.

- Backstage Segment with The Authority and Randy Orton: Stephanie thanks all for attending and Rollins can't believe they are letting Orton come back. Stephanie asks if Rollins has a problem and if not then to stand down. Rollins asks how can they trust Orton again. Stephanie asks Orton if he wants to move forward with The Authority. Orton shakes Rollins hand and it's announced that Orton and Rollins will face Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, later.

- Titus O'Neil and Darren Young vs. The Ascension: The Ascension double team Young in the corner. Viktor hits some chops and a suplex for a two count. The Ascension hit a double shoulder for a two count. Young hits a clothesline and a belly to belly but gets his tag blocked. The Ascension hit another double team move and get a near fall. Titus gets in the ring and takes himself and Konnor to the floor. Young rolls up Viktor from behind and scores the pinfall. The Ascension suffer their first loss on the main roster.

- After the Match: The Ascension beat down Titus and Young and finish Young off with the "Fall Of Man".

- In Ring Segment with Roman Reigns: Reigns talks about winning the Royal Rumble, beating Daniel Bryan at Fast Lane and knows everyone was rooting for Bryan. Bryan's music hits and out comes Bryan. Bryan says Reigns deserved the shot at Lesnar but Bryan boo'ed inside just like the fans. Bryan talks about what doubts he had about Reigns and how Reigns had proved him wrong. Bryan congratulated Reigns and they shake hands. Bryan tells Reigns they'll team together later and tells him to beat Brock Lesnar's ass at Wrestlemania. Bryan leaves but then out comes Paul Heyman. Heyman congratulates Reigns and actually talks Reigns up as being the next big thing in WWE. Heyman says Reigns, however, is the right guy, in the right place, but at the wrong time. Reigns will be fighting a beast that Reigns can't slay, or conquer and Lesnar will leave Wrestlemania, still WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Reigns says respect is going out the window and it's not about beating Lesnar, it's about how Reigns will do it. The segment ends with Reigns telling Heyman to "Believe That".

- "WWE World Tag Team Championship Match": Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (c) vs. The Usos: Jimmy near fall on Cesaro, early. Kidd and Cesaro try to double team, but Jimmy gets another near fall. Jimmy gets dumped to the floor and Kidd leaps at both Usos. The Usos catch Kidd and dump him into the barricade. Jey is in and hits a top rope cross body on Kidd for a near fall. Kidd off the top rope with an elbow but catches Jey's knees. Cesaro is in and gets a near fall. Cesaro "Cesaro Swing" on Jey and Kidd gets a near fall. Cesaro and Jey trade punches on the top turn buckle as Kidd tags in. Jey slams Cesaro off the turn buckle then hits the "Superfly Splash". Kidd hits an elbow drop on Jey, breaking up the illegal pinfall and gets a near fall of his own. Jey misses the corner splash and Kidd tries to cheat and use the ropes for a leverage pinfall, but Naomi shoves Kidd's legs off. Nattie Neidhart takes out Naomi and then crotches Jey on the ropes, causing the DQ. Kidd and Cesaro retain the WWE World Tag Team Championship. After the match, Naomi takes out Nattie for revenge.

- Backstage, Miz is pissed about lint on his jacket. Miz says he needs to win the Andre The Giant battle royal. Sandow thanks Miz for firing him, because Sandow has been getting phone calls for stunt double jobs.

- Backstage, Bray Wyatt says he's finishing the job at Wrestlemania, he knows Undertaker is afraid, but there is no reason to hide. Bray wants Taker to find him.

- Stardust vs. Jack Swagger: Stardust unloads on Swagger in the corner. Swagger goes after Stardust's knee. Stardust counters a "Swagger Bomb" and goes for the "Disaster Kick". Swagger catches Stardust and locks in the "Patriot Lock" submission. Stardust makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Stardust regains offense and works over Swagger. Goldust's music hits and out comes Stardust's brother. Stardust gets distracted by Goldust and Swagger reapplies the "Patriot Lock". Stardust ends up tapping out. 

- In Ring Segment with John Cena: Cena says Rusev took him to the limit and for the first time Rusev was close to defeat. Cena has no problem losing, but hates Rusev parading around like a hero. Cena proved Rusev's a coward. Rusev's music hits and Rusev and Lana interrupt Cena. Lana says Cena failed at Fast Lane and like all Americans, Cena gave up. Lana praises Rusev as Rusev takes the mic. Rusev says he broke Cena, it's his time now and nobody can beat him. Rusev wants Cena to admit that Rusev and Russia are the superior. Cena says Rusev is no hero, he's garbage and it's time to take out the trash. Cena vows to kick Rusev's ass and bring home the United States Championship at Wrestlemania 31. Rusev refuses to give Cena a rematch. The Russian Flag drops down behind Cena to end the segment.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins, Mercury and Noble confront Randy Orton. Orton tells Rollins to dismiss his pets. Mercury and Noble leave and Rollins talks with Orton. Orton says he'll never forget what happened with Rollins but they have to do what's best for business. Rollins says that's great that they can forget about the past and they shake hands.

- Paige and Emma vs. The Bella Twins: Paige is fired up and forced to calm down by Emma. Paige yells at Nikki for being a cheater at Fast Lane. Brie shoves Paige off the apron and hits her finisher on Emma to score the pinfall. After the match, Paige goes after Brie, but gets laid out by Nikki.

- The Bushwhackers are announced to be put in the 2015 Hall of Fame.

- In Ring Promo: Curtis Axel says he still was never eliminated from the Royal Rumble and should be going to Wrestlemania. Axel is entering the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. Ryback interrupts, says he's entering the Andre The Giant Battle Royal too.

- Curtis Axel vs. Ryback: Axel gets the upper hand on Ryback and beats him into the ropes. Axel lands more punches, kicks and rakes the forehead. Ryback hits the "Meat Hook" on Axel. Ryback lifts Axel and lands "Shell Shock" next. Ryback covers and scores the pinfall.

- Seth Rollins and Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan: Bryan with mat wrestling on Rollins. Reigns and Orton are in next with Reigns hitting a shoulder, but Orton retaliates with a drop kick. Orton works over Reigns until Reigns hits a clothesline and tags in Bryan. Bryan and Orton go back and forth until Orton tags in Rollins. Bryan dumps Rollins to the floor and sets Rollins up for a suicide dive. Orton grabs Rollins out of the way and Bryan stops himself. Reigns is in and gets beat down at ringside, giving Orton the advantage. Rollins is in and works over Reigns until Reigns hits a side slam on Rollins. Bryan tags in, knocks Orton to the floor and unloads stiff kicks on Rollins.
Rollins ducks a kick and rolls up Bryan for a near fall. Bryan counters into the "Yes Lock" submission but Orton breaks it up. Reigns takes out Orton to the floor. Rollins dumps Reigns to the floor. Bryan dumps Rollins to the floor, then hits a suicide dive on Rollins. Mercury and Noble distract Bryan and Rollins crotches Bryan on the ropes. Rollins near fall on Bryan. Orton hits uppercuts and head butts on Bryan in the corner, until the referee tells him to stop. Orton goes for a superplex but Bryan head butts Orton off. Bryan misses the top rope diving head butt. Reigns and Rollins are both tagged in and Reigns hits a flying forearm and corner strikes.
Reigns hits the "Superman Punch" on Mercury, who gets on the apron. Orton is tagged in and hits the power slam on Reigns. Orton goes for the hanging DDT, but Rollins tags himself in, not pleasing Orton. Orton looks like he's walking off as Reigns counters the "Curb Stomp" with a "Superman Punch". Bryan tags himself in and hits the running knee on Rollins. Bryan covers and scores the pinfall.

- After the Match: Kane tries to calm down Orton. Orton gets in the ring and walks up to Rollins. Orton hits Noble with an "RKO", then helps up Rollins. Orton stares down Rollins before leaving and RAW closes out.

And that's a wrap on this week's RAW results, till next time tap or snap.


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