Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 4.7.15: #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 this week in Austin, Texas.

- In Ring Promo with The Authority: Seth Rollins hypes The Authority's victories at Wrestlemania, then mocks Kane by saying that he was just there. Big Show applaudes his victory at Wrestlemania and hypes Rollins as a champion of honor. Show thanks Rollins and Rollins makes another joke about Kane. Before Kane can defend himself, Randy Orton appears. Orton congratulates Rollins, but says he's still owed a World Title shot. Orton tells Kane to book it, unless he needs mommy and daddy's permission first. Kane demands respect, says there are others that deserve a World Title shot first and announces tonight's card. Orton, Ryback and Roman Reigns will all compete in one on one matches, then face off in a triple threat match in the main event. The winner of that gets Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules. Kane then announces he's facing Orton now.

- Randy Orton vs. Kane: Orton blocks the choke slam. Orton hits the power slam, but Kane rolls out to the floor. Orton brings Kane back in, but Kane again rolls to the floor. Orton follows out, hits a clothesline and sends Kane into the barricade. Kane grabs a chair and gets DQ'ed, hitting Orton in the gut.

- After the match: Orton blocks the choke slam and Kane blocks the "RKO". Kane escapes from the ring.

- The announce team wish A.J. Lee, who announced her retirement on Friday, best of luck.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins and Kane argue. Rollins accuses Kane of not putting Rollins' protection at #1, like the rest of The Authority. Rollins thinks Kane should step down. Kane says Triple H and Stephanie are on vacation, so Kane is in charge. Kane puts Rollins in a match cause he feels that's best for business. Rollins is pissed and says Kane will have a problem when the power couple return.

- Seth Rollins vs. Adrian Neville: Before the match, Rollins throws out sarcasm and makes fun of Neville. Neville kicks Rollins, to shut him up and start the match. Rollins goes for the turnbuckle power bomb, but Neville counters, sending Rollins face first into the turnbuckle. Neville goes for "Red Arrow" but kicks away Mercury and Noble. Rollins ends up hitting the turnbuckle power bomb and follows with the "Curb Stomp" to score the pinfall.

- After the match: Rollins hits another "Curb Stomp" on Neville, talks trash and shoves the WWE World Title in Neville's face.

- In Ring Promo with John Cena: Cena talks about the importance of the WWE United States Championship and announces the Cena U.S. Open Challenge. Rusev will get his shot at Extreme Rules, but until then Cena will defend the title that he fought hard to win, every week, against anyone who wants some. Stardust answers the challenge.

- "WWE United States Championship Match": John Cena (c) vs. Stardust: Stardust blocks the "Five Knuckle Shuffle" and gets a near fall DDT. Cena locks in the "STF" submission, but Stardust makes it to the ropes, then kicks off Cena. Stardust another near fall DDT. Stardust argues with the referee and catches a springboard stunner from Cena. Cena hits "AA", covers, scores the pinfall and retains the U.S. Title.

- The Bella Twins vs. Paige and Naomi: The Divas begin brawling in the ring at match end. Paige kicks Nikki, then tackles Brie to the floor. Naomi hits a scissor slam on Nikki, covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, The Prime Time Players make fun of The Ascension.

- Luke Harper vs. Ryback: Harper misses a spinning clothesline on Ryback, but hits a side slam for a near fall. Harper applies a submission hold, but Ryback fights out of it and hits Harper with "Shell Shock". Ryback covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, The New Day is asked how they feel about "The New Day Sucks" chants. Xavier Woods says it hurts and fakes sadness. Kofi Kingston says it's disappointing, but there is no disappointment in their dancing, chanting or flying. Big E. is still able to sign autographs "Because I Clap".

- Xavier Woods and Big E vs. Sin Cara and Kalisto: WWE World Tag Team Champions, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd watch from backstage. Sin Cara sends Big E to the floor. Woods gets rolled up for a near fall by Cara. Kalisto drops Woods, then flies to the floor and takes out Kofi Kingston. Cara hits a senton off the top rope on Woods, covers and scores the pinfall.

- Roman Reigns vs. Big Show: Show sends Reigns into the barricade and waits for Reigns to get back in the ring. Reigns drops Show across the ropes and hits a "Superman Punch". Reigns hits a second and a third "Superman Punch", but Show won't go down. Show counters a fourth "Superman Punch" and goes for the choke slam. Reigns counters and lays Show out with a spear. Reigns covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Kane is on the phone and says to let Triple H and Stephanie know that everything is going great. The Divas show up and begin flirting with Kane, so he announces a #1 Contender Battle Royal for next week, to determine a Divas Championship challenger.

- Backstage, Roman Reigns says to wait and see what he does next.

- In Ring Promo with Sheamus: Calls Dolph Ziggler an insect that needs weeded out. Would pick on someone his own size, but there aren't that many his size. Mark Henry interrupts and heads to the ring.

- Sheamus vs. Mark Henry: Sheamus tries to leave, saying he doesn't have time for "has-beens", but Henry attacks. Henry goes for the "World's Strongest Slam", but Sheamus counters and takes Henry out by the leg. Sheamus hits the "Brogue Kick", covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Bray Wyatt asks if he has our attention now and calls himself the new face of fear.

- Backstage, Ryback says Reigns and Orton will find out how hungry the "Big Guy" is and go on to face Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- The Miz vs. Damien Sandow: Sandow goes for the "Skull Crushing Finale" on Miz, but Miz blocks. Sandow kicks and lays into Miz with punches. Sandow misses another kick and gets rolled up by Miz. Miz with a handful of tights scores the pinfall. Miz escapes as Sandow looks on disappointed.

- Backstage, Randy Orton says he has nothing against Reigns or Ryback, but he's mowing them down and beating Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- "#1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Triple Threat Match": Roman Reigns vs. Ryback vs. Randy Orton: All three men are down and out, when The Authority make their way to the ring. Reigns leaps out and takes shots at The Authority. Show connects with the knockout punch, putting Reigns down. Orton drags Rollins into the ring, but Mercury and Noble save Rollins. Ryback lays out Mercury and Noble, but catches an "RKO" from Orton. Orton covers Ryback and scores the pinfall. Randy Orton moves on to Extreme Rules to face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- After the match: Rollins hits a "Curb Stomp" on Orton. RAW closes out with Rollins standing over Orton.

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


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