Monday, April 6, 2015
Michael Cole was absent from commentary due to the F5 Brock Lesnar gave him on Raw. The opening segment featured Seth Rollins gloating over being champion and mentioning The Authority wasn’t there tonight. He said they owned WrestleMania and put the last nail in the coffin of WCW when HHH beat Sting. Randy Orton came out to interrupt saying he beat Rollins at Mania and deserves a title shot. Kane said they’re evaluating who deserves it and that Orton, Reigns and Ryback will compete in a triple threat later, but each will compete in singles matches too. Kane said Orton faces him, next.
Randy Orton defeated Kane via disqualification when he hit Orton in the gut with a chair at ringside. Orton went for an RKO post-match with Kane dodging it.
Backstage, Rollins bickered with Kane about what he was doing, with Kane suggesting that maybe Rollins is scared. Rollins suggested that maybe Kane needs to step down as DOO and that The Authority will probably agree. Kane told Rollins his attitude is disgusting and he’ll have a lot to answer when The Authority returns. He said he’s booking Rollins in a match tonight.
Seth Rollins defeated Adrian Neville via pinfall in a non-title match. The match lasted over 11 minutes. Late in the contest, Neville had control and was going for the finish when his leg was grabbed by J&J. The distraction allowed Rollins to grab control and hit a Curb Stomp to win.
John Cena defeated Stardust via pinfall to retain the US Championship. Cena cut a promo on Rusev before the match saying he can’t sit on his butt for three weeks expecting a title shot at Extreme Rules. So if he wants it why not tonight? Instead, Stardust accepted an open challenge. Cena won the match after hitting a springboard stunner and then finished with his Attitude Adjustment.
Paige & Naomi defeated The Bella Twins via pinfall. Naomi hit her head scissors finisher for the win on Nikki late.
Ryback defeated Luke Harper via pinfall. Ryback hit Shell Shocked late for the win.
The Lucha Dragons defeated Big E and Xavier Woods via pinfall. Sin Cara hit a Swanton on Xavier Woods to get the win.
Roman Reigns defeated Big Show via pinfall. Reigns hit a Superman Punch and then the Spear for the win late.
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry via pinfall. Late in this one, Sheamus slipped out of World’s Strongest Slam, then clipped Henry’s knee before hitting a Brogue Kick.
The Miz defeated Mizdow via pinfall. Mizdow missed a move late, so Miz rolled him up and grabbed the tights to secure the win.
Randy Orton defeated Ryback and Roman Reigns via pinfall in a triple threat match. The winner of the match would become #1 contender for the WWE Championship. Late in the match, Reigns dove out to take down Rollins and his goons. Big Show was able to grab Reigns and punch him down. Back in the ring, Orton set up Rollins for a draping DDT but J&J rushed in to intervene. Ryback became distracted and Orton got him with the RKO for the win. Post-match, Rollins was able to hit a Curb Stomp on Orton then posed with his title belt as Raw went off the air.