Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 3.10.15: #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 last night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last week, we saw more hot potato played with Bad News Barrett's WWE Intercontinental Championship, as we move closer to him defending it, in a ladder match at Wrestlemania. More tension was building between The Miz and Damien Sandow. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, confronted and embarrassed Seth Rollins. Bray Wyatt continued to call out The Undertaker. John Cena will not get his rematch with Rusev unless Rusev agrees to it. What happened last night?? Read on and find out!
- In Ring Segment with The Authority: The Authority offer their support to Randy Orton. Seth Rollins calls everyone crazy for thinking Orton is waiting to turn on them, cause they're all on the same page. Orton takes the mic and asks what the hell happened to The Authority, cause all they do now is kiss ass, bitch and moan. Orton makes fun of everyone in The Authority, then says that he was just joking. Rollins takes the mic back and tries to get The Authority pumped up again and Rollins plans to roadblock Roman Reigns' road to Wrestlemania. Orton and Rollins will face Reigns later tonight.
- Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett: R-Truth is on commentary for this match. Bryan hits a couple knees and goes for a quick pin attempt. Bryan works on Barrett's arm next, then gets a near fall with a double underhook. Bryan, back to work on Barrett's arm until Barrett plants Bryan with a boot. Barrett hits some knees and sends Bryan to the floor. Barrett gets a near fall on a slam. Bryan gets a near fall rollup. Barrett back on offense until Bryan hits the running knee and scores the pinfall.
After the match: Barrett nails the "Bullhammer" on Bryan, then taunts Truth. Barrett leaves the ring but gets plowed over by Dean Ambrose, who's headed to the ring for his match next.
- Dean Ambrose vs. Stardust: R-Truth is on commentary again for this match. Stardust has Bad News Barrett's WWE Intercontinental Championship in his possession. Ambrose with a quick near fall. Stardust takes control of the match until Ambrose lands a knee, a kick and runs Stardust's face across the ropes. Stardust takes over again until Ambrose slaps Stardust, tosses him to the floor and hits a suicide dive. Stardust works on Ambrose's leg and sends him back to the floor. Stardust is in control, until Ambrose hits forearms, a bulldog and a clothesline. Ambrose plants Stardust with "Dirty Deeds" and scores the pinfall.
After the match: Ambrose grabs the WWE Intercontinental Championship but Bad News Barrett attacks Ambrose from behind. Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth all get involved. R-Truth puts the I-C Title in a sack. Ambrose takes out Bryan. Stardust takes out Ambrose. Ziggler super kicks Stardust. Harper clotheslines Ziggler. Bryan hits the running knee on Harper. Barrett hits the "Bullhammer" on Bryan and grabs the sack from Truth. Barrett escapes out to the crowd only to discover it's a fake I-C Title in the sack and R-Truth still has the real one.
- In Ring Segment with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman: Paul Heyman calls Roman Reigns' Wrestlemania video propaganda, rips on Reigns' family, calling them cannibals and promises Reigns will not beat Lesnar. Heyman says that if The Authority think to pull a Montreal Screwjob with their golden boy, Seth Rollins, on Lesnar, than no man will leave the stadium alive. Heyman says Lesnar can spend the summer unifying the WWE and UFC World Heavyweight Championship if he wants and no one can stop him from doing it. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship now belongs to Brock Lesnar.
- Backstage, Bray Wyatt calls himself "The Reaper" and is awaiting "The Deadman". Bray asks where Undertaker is and tells Taker to find him.
- Ryback and Erick Rowan vs. Kane and Big Show: Ryback goes for the "Meat Hook" on Kane early, but Kane counters with a boot. Big Show is in and hits a spear on Ryback, beats Ryback around the ring and plants Ryback with a shoulder. Kane is back in and gets suplexed by Ryback after he countered Kane's attempt. Show goes for the "KO Punch" but accidentally hits Kane. Ryback sends Show to the floor, as Rowan scores the pinfall on Kane.
- After the match: Show and Kane argue until Stephanie McMahon appears. Stephanie tells them both to shut up, she's embarrassed by them both and orders them both to leave.
- Backstage, Wiz Khalifa isn't sure about working with The Miz, cause of Miz's Niagara commercial. Wiz introduces what he calls a real WWE Superstar and Damien Sandow appears. Sandow starts rapping and announces his entry in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Miz storms off, pissed.
- Rapper, Wiz Khalifa performs on stage.
- Backstage, The Bella Twins plan on taking out A.J. Lee and Paige at Wrestlemania.
- A.J. Lee vs. Summer Rae: A.J. takes Summer out with a drop kick. Summer gets control and ground wrestles A.J. Back on offense comes A.J., with a thesz press, a corner clothesline, a neck breaker and a DDT for a near fall. Summer plants a kick and gets a near fall. Summer gets frustrated cause she can't put A.J. away. A.J. counters a Summer move and locks in the "Black Widow" submission. Summer eventually taps out. A.J. and Paige celebrate, after the match.
- A video of Sting plays but it's not really Sting's voice. He's waited 14 years and it's "Game On".
- Backstage, John Cena, Rusev and Lana meet face to face. Cena says Rusev has the right to free speech, but no right to disrespect America, so that gives Cena the right to shut Rusev up. If Rusev says one more word about America than they won't need a Wrestlemania match, cause it'll happen tonight.
- Rusev vs. Curtis Axel: Rusev attacks Axel before the bell and beats him down. The match finally starts and Rusev plants the thrust kick on Axel. Rusev locks in "The Accolade" submission and Axel taps out.
- After the match: Rusev cuts his usual anti-America promo and John Cena appears on stage. Cena rushes the ring and he and Rusev begin brawling. Cena locks Rusev in the "STF" submission and applies the pressure, as Lana yells for help. Rusev passes out from the pain, but Cena dumps a bottle of water over Rusev's head to wake him up. Cena re-applies the "STF" submission and refuses to let go as Rusev is tapping out. Lana agrees to give Cena a WWE United States Championship Match at Wrestlemania, if he lets Rusev go. Cena let's go as WWE medical and Lana check on Rusev.
- Xavier Woods and Big E vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd: Woods takes control of Kidd, then tags in Big E. Big E hits a corner splash and some power slams on Kidd. Woods is back in and hits a kick then a face plant on Kidd. Woods covers and scores the pinfall.
- Naomi vs. Nattie Neidhart: Both divas score near fall rollups to kick things off. Nattie hits a drop kick. Nattie goes for the "Sharpshooter" but Naomi counters and sends Nattie face first into the turn buckle. The Usos, Cesaro and Kidd fight at ringside as Naomi hits the "Rear View" on Nattie. Naomi covers and scores the pinfall.
- Los Matadores vs. The Usos: Fernando with a springboard hurricanrana on Jey. The Usos are in control until Fernando and Jey both go for a cross body block, causing a mid air collision. Diego near fall DDT on Jimmy. Diego off the top rope, but Jimmy counters with a super kick for a near fall. Fernando misses a suicide dive on Jey, allowing Jey to hit one of his own. El Torito distracts  Jimmy, allowing Diego to roll Jimmy up for the pinfall.
- Backstage, Jamie Noble warns Seth Rollins about Randy Orton, but Rollins insists that Orton is on The Authority's side.
- In Ring Segment with Bray Wyatt: Bray won't worship Undertaker, he wants to walk over Taker's bones to the throne. Wrestlemania will be Taker's resurrection and resting place. Bray has Taker's urn and wonders if it can raise the dead. Bray laughs and says the urn is empty and shallow. The urn suddenly starts smoking, the lights flicker, Taker's bell tolls and the lights go out. A spotlight shines on the urn and we hear Taker's voice say that Bray will rest in peace. A graphic on the screen shows "Wrestlemania" and "The Man Comes Around" as Bray's rocking chair engulfs into flames in the ring.
- "2 on 1 Handicap Match": Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Randy Orton: Reigns goes to work on Rollins, until Rollins sends Reigns to the floor. Reigns slams Rollins for a one count. Rollins takes out Reigns' knee and takes Reigns down by the neck for a near fall. Rollins and Reigns go back and forth until Reigns takes control with a clothesline. Rollins counters another clothesline with a kick to Reigns' head. Rollins goes for a tag but Orton backs off, leaving Rollins confused. Orton refuses to tag in and Rollins eats a spear from Reigns. Reigns covers and scores the pinfall.
- After the match: Orton grabs Rollins, smacks him around, then tosses Rollins to the floor. Rollins tries to escape but gets clotheslined by Orton. Orton talks trash to Rollins and reminds him that he didn't forget what Rollins did to him four months ago. Orton tosses Rollins into the camera man. Orton tosses Rollins into the steel steps. Orton unloads with a series of uppercuts, then sends Rollins over the barricade. Orton beats Rollins around the crowd with a steel chair. Orton hits the hanging DDT on Rollins into the floor. Orton hurls Rollins over the announcers table. Orton finishes RAW off by putting Rollins through the announcers table with an "RKO".
And that's a wrap on this week's RAW results, till next time tap or snap.

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