Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 1.26.16: #RAW Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back with the RAW Recap Edition. 

This week's RAW was live in Miami, Florida. One day removed from Royal Rumble 2016 and "The Game" Triple H emerged as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. How will the COO Era in the company go? The Royal Rumble also saw the debut of former TNA and NJPW World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles. How will Styles fit into the company in his first run ever in WWE? Kalisto became the new WWE United States Champion at Royal Rumble. Charlotte retained the WWE Divas Championship against Becky Lynch, but now has Sasha Banks hot on her trail. The New Day and Dean Ambrose also retained their titles at the Royal Rumble. What new feuds await us as the Road To Wrestlemania continues with the next stop at WWE Fastlane in Cleveland, Ohio?

*** RAW ***

Vince and Stephanie McMahon Promo: Vince and Stephanie are all smiles tonight. Vince doesn't care how the fans feel, Roman Reigns has been broken in half, Reigns tucked his tail and ran and Vince admits he loves to see others suffer. Stephanie says if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, the WWE fans live in a fantasy world, no one holds a candle to her husband Triple H, cause he's hard working and the best in the business. New WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H, heads to the ring and takes the microphone. Triple H says it's great to be king, Reigns lacks respect, Reigns is arrogant and cocky and needs to learn his place. Triple H calls Vince God and the WWE his religion and he will not let someone like Reigns ruin his religion. Triple H says that he will remain the WWE World Champion until the locker room learns their place and show respect. Stephanie announces that tonight begins the road to WWE Fastlane and the winner of the #1 Contenders Match at Fastlane will face Triple H at Wrestlemania 32.

- Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens: The match closes out with, Ziggler getting a near fall Famasser. Ziggler dodges the Owens cannonball, but gets planted with a german suplex. Ziggler is back up and lands a near fall super kick on Owens. Owens boots Ziggler in the face, but Ziggler goes to the top rope. Owens counters and lands the pop up power bomb on Ziggler for the pinfall.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Roman Reigns arrives and says to let the chairman and the champion know he's in the building. He's not leaving until he hears the WWE Fastlane announcement.

- The Social Outcasts Promo: Heath Slater notices Hip Hop artist Flo Rida in the crowd. Slater tells Flo not to make Slater mad and Adam Rose taunts Flo. Bo Dallas dares Flo to get in the ring and Flo does. Slater says they don't want to hurt or embarrass Flo in his hometown but they will. Slater challenges Flo to a rap off, but gives the honors to Bo Dallas (aka Bo Rida) after Flo accepts. Bo Rida and Flo Rida battle rap back and forth which ends with Flo bringing out his friends the Dudley Boys.

- Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas (w/Heath Slater and Adam Rose) vs. The Dudley Boys (w/Flo Rida): The match closes out with, Devon hitting a series of clotheslines, a shoulder tackle, a neck breaker, a diving head butt, a stinger splash and another shoulder tackle all on Axel for a near fall. Slater gets on the apron and gets tossed into the ring by Flo Rida. The Dudleys take out Slater, then hit the Whazz Up and the 3D to score the pinfall.
Winners: The Dudley Boys, by pinfall.

- Backstage, AJ Styles says he turned the WWE Universe upside down at Royal Rumble. Chris Jericho interrupts. Jericho has been waiting for AJ to arrive in WWE, knows about AJ's huge history and title victories in the business, but AJ has never won anything in the WWE. Tonight it's AJ vs. Jericho and Jericho welcomes AJ to the big leagues.

- Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles: The match closes out with, AJ catching a near fall backslide. Jericho gets a near fall enziguri. AJ comes back with a near fall springboard forearm. Jericho applies the Walls Of Jericho submission, but AJ reaches the ropes for the break. AJ plants a Pele Kick, but misses a frog splash. AJ blocks the Lionsault by getting his knees up. AJ goes for the Styles Clash, but Jericho counters with a near fall rollup. AJ catches a rollup of his own on Jericho and scores the pinfall. After the match, AJ and Jericho shake hands in respect.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall.

- Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch: The match closes out with, Sasha getting a near fall double knee stomp on Becky. Becky applies a cross arm breaker submission, but Sasha escapes and applies the Bank Statement submission. Charlotte hits the ring and attacks Sasha, forcing the DQ on Becky. After the match, Charlotte tosses Sasha to the floor and hits an exploder suplex on Becky. Sasha is back in and brawls with Charlotte. Charlotte hits Natural Selection on Sasha and leaves her laid out.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by DQ.

- Backstage, Goldust tells R-Truth he's looking for a new partner. Truth says he's married and he doesn't swing that way. Truth isn't against it, what ever floats your boat or toots your horn. Truth walks off as Goldust tries to explain he ment a TAG TEAM partner.

- Bray Wyatt vs. Kane: The match closes out with, Bray countering a choke slam with a near fall side slam. Kane lands a boot on Bray, as the rest of the Wyatts try to interfere. Kane upper cuts Rowan and drops Harper on the ring apron. Bray clotheslines Kane from behind, hits Sister Abigail and scores the pinfall. After the match, Harper and Rowan double choke slam Kane.
Winner: Bray Wyatt, by pinfall.

- Backstage, The Miz says he is the must see superstar and he is here. A pickup truck pulls in and out steps THE ROCK! Miz demands to know who he thinks he is interrupting Miz. Rock says Miz looks like a flying nun and needs to go park Rock's truck. Rock runs into Big Show and says he never told Show this but the director of Mummy Returns was going to cast the winner of the Royal Rumble as the Scorpion King the year Rock beat Show. Rock lists all the movies that Show could've been in, pissing off Show that Show breaks his computer. Rock runs into Lana and mentions the night Lana came to Rock's hotel room cause Lana wanted nothing to do with Rusev, got drunk and did exercises with Rock. Lana says she's still with Rusev. Rock congratulates Rusev and says Lana is very flexible. Rock finally asks Miami if they're ready because FINALLY THE ROCK HAS COME BACK......HOME.

- The Rock Promo: Rock says he's ready for Wrestlemania. Rock says JBL, Michael Cole and the black dude he doesn't know (Byron Saxton) are ready. Rock says the WWE Universe are ready. The New Day suddenly interrupt and cut off The Rock. The New Day want to talk about themselves and how they beat Rock's cousins, The Usos, at Royal Rumble. Kofi asks Rock where his gold is since he's called The People's Champion. New Day point out they have gold and Francesca 2 is made of gold. Big E says Rock looks like a man that doesn't eat his Booty O Cereal. New Day compare Rock to LeBron James. LeBron left a dumpster fire in Miami and went back to Cleveland, just like Rock left Miami and went to Hollywood. Big E knows that Rock did it for the paycheck. Rock says New Day is very entertaining, especially when they have llama penises on their heads, Rock says New Day looks like three chocolate corn holes.
Rock calls Big E..Big Momma and says he looks like The Hulk banged Urkel. Rock dares New Day to get in the ring so he can shove the trombone up all three of their candy asses. New Day huddles up and Rock says they look like three unibitches in a circle. Woods says The Rock isn't worth their time and go to leave. Rock says since Plan A didn't work, than Plan B, being family, will definitely work. The Usos hit New Day from behind and a brawl begins. Rock hits Rock Bottom on Big E. Kofi gets a samoan drop. Woods gets a double Uso Kick, a Rock spinebuster and The People's Elbow. Rock says they'll see them at Wrestlemania.

- Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Paige and Nattie Neidhart: The match closes out with, Paige tagging in, plants a kick and hits a knee on Brie for a near fall. Paige goes for PTO, but Alicia breaks up the move. Nattie takes out Alicia, allowing Paige to hit Ram-Paige on Brie for the pinfall.
Winners: Paige and Nattie Neidhart, by pinfall.

- The Miz vs. Kalisto: The match closes out with, Kalisto hitting an enziguri, a springboard seated senton and a springboard corkscrew splash on Miz for the near fall. Miz hits a DDT and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale. Kalisto counters and hits Salida Del Sol to score the pinfall.
Winner: Kalisto, by pinfall.

- Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus and Rusev: Sheamus distracts the referee one point in the match allowing Alberto Del Rio to toss Ambrose into the timekeepers area. The match closes out with, Reigns hitting a samoan drop on Sheamus and landing the leaping apron drop kick on Rusev. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch, but gets distracted by Del Rio and Barrett. Rusev hits the thrust kick on Reigns and Sheamus follows with the Brogue Kick. Ambrose hits the flying elbow on Rusev. Reigns is back up and hits the spear to score the pinfall.
After the match, Ambrose clears off the announcers table and Reigns power bombs Rusev through it.
Winners: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, by pinfall.

- The Authority's Fastlane Announcement: Stephanie McMahon arrives and closes out RAW by announcing that at WWE Fastlane it'll be a Triple Threat Match with Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar. The winner meets Triple H at Wrestlemania 32.

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