Thursday, January 29, 2015
Triple H came to the ring to welcome fans to Raw, an intentional slip up. He talked about Raw being canceled but SmackDown Live taking place instead in Hartford tonight. He turned his attention to fans being upset over the Rumble match, and then brought up how great the Triple Threat match was. He also said he’ll settle things with Sting face-to-face at the Fast Lane pay-per-view. He talked again about the controversy of the Rumble but said he’s going to make an announcement that will shake the WWE Universe to its core. Roman Reigns came to the ring saying he won the Rumble so he doesn’t see any controversy, since he’s heading to WrestleMania to fight for the title. Triple H said “you did win that match, but let’s see if you win this one,” as Big Show’s music hit and he came to the ring for a match.
Roman Reigns defeated Big Show via pinfall. Reigns hit several Superman punches on Show late and then slammed him from the top rope. He speared Show down to get the pinfall win.
Rollins came to the ring with J&J Security saying he is still the future since he holds the MITB case. He said the future is looking bright to him and issued an open locker room challenge. Ryback came to the ring but was attacked by Rollins and J&J. Rowan and Ziggler came out for the save. Rollins fled to the stage with J&J to escape the superstars.
Tyson Kidd defeated Jey Uso via pinfall. Kidd took out Jey’s bad knee late in the match, then hit a modified fisherman’s buster to get the pin.
Lana and Rusev came to the ring for a promo where Rusev insulted his latest opponent being John Cena. He talked about Cena being a has been, old and a loser with no titles who is beneath Rusev. Out came Cena to respond talking about how he won the US Title before Lana and Rusev were ever a factor in WWE. He said he will beat him at Fast Lane.
Backstage, Renee Young tried to interview Paige but The Bellas interrupted. They mocked Paige for being so pale. Paige shoved Brie, but then got elbowed down by Nikki. The Bellas posed over Paige as the segment ended.
The Ascension defeated Goldust & Stardust via pinfall. Stardust went for a big move off the ropes late in the match but Konnor shoved him down from the apron area. Ascension hit Fall of Man to get the pin on Stardust.
Daniel Bryan defeated Kane in a casket match. Late in the match, Kane had the advantage and went to close the casket but Bryan kicked him to prevent it. Moments later, he managed to slap the Yes Lock on Kane on the edge of the ring. Bryan was able to push Kane into the casket and went to close the lid but Kane blocked it with his arm. Bryan responded by kicking Kane several times, but Kane was able to block one and then struck Bryan. The final moments saw Bryan hit his running knee move to Kane and then closed him inside the casket. The show closed with Bryan standing on top of the casket and leading the crowd in a Yes! chant.