Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 4.21.15: #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.

- This week's RAW took place in Albany, New York. It's the go home show to this Sunday's Extreme Rules.

- In Ring Promo with Randy Orton: Orton is inside the ring, with a steel cage lowered around him. Orton says he's breaking Seth Rollins' jaw, so we won't have to listen to him run his mouth anymore. Seth Rollins arrives and interrupts Orton. Rollins says Orton has anger issues, he's better than Orton and promises Orton will not be winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Sunday. Orton says he's going to "RKO" every son of a bitch he sees backstage and before the night's over he'll "RKO" Rollins too.

- Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper: Ambrose and Harper end up brawling on the floor. Harper gets tossed into the announcers table and the steel steps. Ambrose gets tossed into the crowd, where Harper follows. Ambrose and Harper brawl in the crowd, back to ringside, up the ramp and to the stage. Harper tries to power bomb Ambrose off the stage, but Ambrose counters out. Harper tosses Ambrose off the stage, but Ambrose lands unharmed. Harper retreats and escapes to the back.

- Backstage, the Prime Time Players scare Mercury and Noble. Seth Rollins threatens backstage personnel. Triple H thinks Rollins looks nervous, Rollins claims he's not, but asks Triple H for more security. Triple H reminds Rollins that Randy Orton is just one guy.

- "#1 Contenders Match": The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day: Kalisto kicks Big E in the face, then tosses Big E and Kofi Kingston to the floor. Sin Cara and Kalisto climb the ropes and dive out onto Big E and Kofi. The referee counts to ten after Kofi slides back in the ring. Xavier Woods held onto Sin Cara's leg causing Sin Cara to be counted out. The New Day are the #1 Contender's to the WWE World Tag Team Championship.

- After The Match: Randy Orton hits the ring and hits an "RKO" on Woods and Kofi. Big E chooses to back off.

- Fandango vs. Curtis Axel: Axelmania was running wild, but then halted again. Fandango hits the top rope leg drop and scores the pinfall.

- In Ring Promo with Triple H: Triple H announces the return of Tough Enough. Kane interrupts to tell Triple H he doesn't think Seth Rollins is worth The Authority's investment and gives Triple H his two week notice. Seth Rollins is out next and says to let Kane just quit and calls Kane a coward. Kane calls Rollins a spoiled brat and wouldn't be champion if not for Kane. Triple H seperates the two and announces that Kane will be at ringside at Extreme Rules for the Rollins vs. Orton match. No one can get in or out of the steel cage unless they go through Kane. Kane thanks Triple H and shakes his hand. Rollins is then forced to deal with it and shake Kane's hand by Triple H.

- Backstage, Triple H tells Seth Rollins he needs to start appreciating Kane, having the title doesn't make you the man, proving it does. Triple H announces Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler later. Rollins says he's no longer the future, he's the man.

- Naomi vs. Brie Bella: Brie hits a drop kick, a running knee and a missile drop kick for a near fall. Naomi sends Brie into the turnbuckle. Brie ducks a cross body block, but eventually gets hit with Naomi's "Rear View". Naomi covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Heath Slater tells Erick Rowan he's going to be the next WWE United States Champion. Randy Orton comes outta nowhere and hits the "RKO" on Slater.

- In Ring Promo with Roman Reigns: Reigns wants to fight and tells Big Show to bring his big ass to the ring. The inspirational Bo Dallas, however, arrives instead. Dallas calls Reigns the Tim Tebow of the WWE, fails every chance he's given, but one day he will be WWE World Heavyweight Champion, all he has to do is "Booooolieve". Reigns knocks Dallas out with the "Superman Punch" then spears Dallas in half. Reigns says he's bringing the fight to Big Show and will win the last man standing match. "Booooo-lieve that!"

- Sheamus vs. Zack Ryder: Sheamus "Brogue Kick" to Ryder then grabs a mic. Sheamus beats the hell out of Ryder while insulting Ryder, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and the fans. Sheamus with another "Brogue Kick" on Ryder. Sheamus starts insulting New Yorkers, next, as he sets Ryder in the corner. Dolph Ziggler hits the ring and hits the "Zig Zag" on Sheamus, chasing Sheamus from the ring.

- In Ring Promo with John Cena: Cena talks about Rusev, their Russian Chain Match at Extreme Rules and will prove Wrestlemania wasn't a fluke, it was a statement. Cena opens up the U.S. Open Challenge and Kane answers this week.

- "WWE United States Championship Match": John Cena (c) vs. Kane: Kane misses a splash and Cena goes for the "Five Knuckle Shuffle". Kane counters and choke slams Cena for a near fall. Kane argues with the referee, then goes for the "Tombstone". Cena counters out and drops Kane with the "AA". Cena covers and scores the pinfall. Cena retains the WWE United States Championship.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins is shown laughing that Kane lost.

- Backstage, The Miz gets interrupted by John Cena, who's getting attacked by Rusev. Rusev uses his chain to wrap around Cena's throat to apply "The Accolade".

- "The Miz Hollywood Gimmick On The Line": The Miz vs. Damien Sandow: Sandow gets a near fall DDT. Sandow goes for the "Skull Crushing Finale" but Miz counters with a near fall rollup, with a handful of tights. Miz goes for the "Skull Crushing Finale", but Sandow counters out. Summer Rae turns on Sandow and rakes his face with her nails as Miz distracts the referee. Miz hits Sandow with the "Skull Crushing Finale" and scores the pinfall. Miz remains The Miz.

- After The Match: Miz grabs a mic and reminds us that "I'm The Miz and I'm.........." getting an "RKO" outta nowhere from Randy Orton, who snuck in the ring.

- Backstage, Bray Wyatt cuts another creepy, cryptic promo.

- Adam Rose vs. Ryback: Ryback made quick work of Rose. Ryback hits the "Shell Shock" and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Kane is told The Authority are making fun of him on social media. Kane storms in the room. Seth Rollins apologizes to Kane, appreciates Kane and is dedicating his match tonight to Kane. Randy Orton lurks in the background.

- Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler: Rollins goes for the turn buckle power bomb, but Ziggler counters with a sunset flip near fall. Ziggler another near fall with a super kick. Ziggler sets Rollins up for the "Zig Zag", but Sheamus comes out and distracts Ziggler. Rollins lands a kick, the turn buckle power bomb and a modified DDT. Rollins covers and scores the pinfall.

After The Match: Triple H makes his way to the ring. Rollins says he'll beat Randy Orton at Extreme Rules. Triple H takes the mic and predicts a Rollins win. Rollins grabs the mic back and says he dismantled Ziggler, he'll beat Orton by himself and render Kane's presence useless. Kane makes his way to the ring, but Triple H, Mercury and Noble block Kane's path and the steel cage lowers to protect Rollins. Before the cage lowers completely, Randy Orton sneaks in the ring and gets locked in alone with Rollins. Rollins tries to escape by climbing out of the cage, but Orton lays Rollins out with a super "RKO" off the top rope. Kane laughs at Rollins to close out RAW.

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


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