Monday, March 30, 2015
The opening segment featured Paul Heyman putting over his client’s match against Reigns last night and mentioning that slimeball Seth Rollins came along and stole the title away. He said that makes Rollins most undeserving champ of all time, and even though Heyman could get the decision legally reversed, instead Brock is invoking his rematch clause for tonight’s Raw. Stephanie came out to interrupt, with some back and forth remarks from the crowd and Heyman about Ronda Rousey taking it to her. She said Rollins had to fly to New York for the “Today” Show but should be back for the rematch later. Heyman said he was going to drop a spoiler that Lesnar is once again reigning and defending WWE Champion.
Daniel Bryan defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Title. Late in the match, the two traded headbutts like in last night’s ladder match. Bryan ended up getting the upperhand and hitting his running knee for the win. Post-match, Barrett got into the ring to attack Bryan. He got cleared out though. Sheamus came rushing out and Brogue Kicked Bryan down. He grabbed Ziggler and hit him with White Noise. Sheamus picked up a mic and announced “I’m Back” to the fans trying to mock him.
The Lucha Dragons, Big E, and Kofi Kingston defeated The Ascension, Tyson Kidd, and Cesaro via pinfall. Lucha Dragons made their debut in the match with the crowd chanting how New Day sucks. Kalisto of Lucha Dragons got the advantage late, hitting moves on Viktor of The Ascension. Kalisto finished him off with a reverse neck breaker for the pin.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman went to the ring for the WWE title match. Rollins came out with the title belt and J&J Security. He held the title up in Lesnar’s face to taunt him. Lilian Garcia did in-ring introductions for the match. Rollins didn’t hand his title belt over to the ref, and instead got a mic outside the ring to say he was jet lagged and his foot still hurts from Curb Stomping Reigns and Lesnar last night. Rollins said Brock would get his rematch, just not tonight.
Lesnar went out and grabbed Rollins to attack him. He hit a German Suplex on Rollins, then went to F5 him but Rollins landed on his feet. He kicked Lesnar, who didn’t seem too fazed by it. Rollins fled the ring, so Lesnar went wild attacking J&J Security and tossing them across the announcers table. He grabbed Michael Cole, brought him in the ring and hit an F5. Lesnar took out his frustration on a cameraman. Stephanie came out and pleaded with Brock to stop, but he hit the F5 on the cameraman. She told him he was suspended indefinitely. The crowd chanted “one more time” and Lesnar obliged, hitting another F5 on the cameraman.
Renee Young spoke with Stephanie McMahon backstage. Stephanie said she had to suspend Lesnar because he was endangering employees. She said she was going to hit Lesnar where it hurts and fine him too. She said he’ll get a title shot when she says so. Steph said she owns him since he just signed a new contract.
Damien Mizdow defeated Stardust via pinfall. Mizdow hit a Skullcrushing Finale for the win. Miz attacked him post-match and hit the SCF on him. He yelled at Mizdow that he gave him everything so this is all his fault. Miz yelled at the crowd too.
Adrian Neville defeated Curtis Axel via pinfall. Neville made his WWE debut from NXT. He came out wearing a hooded cape. In the match, he got the win hitting the Red Arrow in about a one minute match.
John Cena came out to the fans singing “John Cena sucks” to parts of his theme song. He got on the mic in ring and said the WWE Universe doesn’t get the credit they deserve. They kept up the “Cena sucks” chants and he held the mic up to capture it. Cena issued an open challenge to the locker room with his title on the line. Dean Ambrose came out to answer the challenge.
John Cena defeated Dean Ambrose via pinfall to retain the United States Championship. Late in the match, Cena tried the AA with Ambrose getting out and putting a STF on Cena. Cena escaped. Cena tried another AA, but Ambrose got away and hit Dirty Deeds for a 2 count. The close saw each guy try for their finisher, with Cena able to hit the AA for the win. Post-match, Ambrose took some time to get back up near the ropes. Cena went over and slapped hands with him out of respect.
Backstage, Renee Young spoke with Seth Rollins who said he was glad Lesnar got what he deserved and hopes he gets a seven-figure fine. Randy Orton showed up to inform Rollins that he may have got rid of Orton as a problem, but has another staring him in the face. He said he never got a rematch and wants the title. Kane and Big Show showed up, telling Orton he had until later tonight to find two partners for a six-man tag match.
AJ Lee, Paige & Naomi defeated The Bella Twins & Natalya via pinfall. Naomi got the win when she hit the Rearview on Nikki.
Rusev defeated Goldust via submission. Rusev won using The Accolade in about two minutes. During the match there were “We want Lana” chants but she wasn’t at ringside with Rusev after last night’s blowup from Rusev towards her.
Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, and Ryback beat Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane via pinfall. The close saw Reigns go for a spear but Rollins leapfrogged over him. Rollins left the ring. Kane tried to chokeslam Reigns, but Orton RKO’d him. Reigns hit a spear on Kane and pinned him. Post-match, they showed Sting backstage saying he’d be on WWE Network in a post-Raw interview next.