TRIU: Monday Night RAW Review 1/12/15





New Orleans, LA

Hour 1


We open with John Cena coming out to the ring to cut a promo about what happened last week. He then proceeds to run down the Authority and get the WWE universe to get Ryback, Ziggler and Rowand their jobs back. John Cena then announces that he will win the WWE title at RR and walk out with the title and sit at home till those guys get their jobs back. He is then joined by the authority in the ring; they once again blame john cena for getting those guys fired. They then offer him a chance to get their jobs back, all he has to do is beat Seth Rollins in a one on one Lumberjack match next. Looks like the LBJ’s are all heels a folks that hate John Cena, this should be fun!!



 Seth Rollins def John Cena via pinfall in a Lumberjack Match – This match was great to watch but pretty predictable. They had a back and forth match that was dominated by Cena. Despite the constant interruptions from the lumberjacks Cena kept the upperhand until he was hit with a KO punch from Big Show. Then Seth Rollins got the pin and the win…

We are now backstage and we see Stephanie dolling out punishments to the Uso’s (Naomi has a match with one arm tied behind her back) and to Dean Ambrose (He has to see a psychiatrist before he can compete in the RR. Then we get a promo of The Miz and Mizdow talking about the Golden Globes, and how George Cloony won an award last night but he truly wants to win a Slammy. Then we move on to the psych evaluation of Dean Ambrose before a commercial break. Next up is The New Day taking on Kidd and Cesaro…


The New Day def Kid and Cesaro via pin fall in a tag match with Adam Rose and the Rosebuds at ringside: Another good match with both Kingston and Woods getting over at points. But ultimately they were able to get the upper hand and pin Kidd for the victory and momentum for The New Day…

Hour 2

Big Show has now come out to cut a promo to draw more heat from the crowd. He cut down everyone and accuses them of being just like him. He accuses them of being selfish and competitive. He then begins to cut down Roman Reigns and says that Reigns will end up like the New York Knicks. Then he is joined by Reigns but Show leaves the ring before Reigns enters, Roman proceeds to cut a promo about Show. Next up is Reigns against Luke Harper…


Roman Reigns def Luke Harper via pin fall in a Singles Match: This match was high intensity from the start. Both Reigns and Harper can move so there were a lot of high spots. In the end Reigns spears Harper for the pin and the win. After the match Big Show jumps in the ring and attacks Reigns and knocks him out…

A video is shown of the Cena/Rollins match from earlier….We come back to a promo from the Miz and Mizdow about the Golden Globes and Mizdow’s new movie about the Miz!! Lol Next up is Naomi vs Alicia Fox, Naomi has one hand tied behind her back…


Alicia Fox def Naomi in a singles match, Naomi had one arm tied behind her back: This match was better than expected as Naomi held her own against Fox. But in the end the disadvantage was just too much and Fox hit Naomi with the scissors kick and from there it was academic…

We go back to the Psych office with Ambrose and he does some word association exercises with the doc. This segment was pretty funny!!...Back from break and we get WWE WHC Brock Lesnar in the ring with Paul Heyman to cut a promo about the contract signing later tonight with John Cena and Seth Rollins. Heyman talks about Brock’s win over Taker at WM30, then he cuts down Cena and Rollins and describes them as fantasy to the reality that is Brock Lesnar…When we come back from break they remind us again that they will announce that Macho Man will be inducted into the WWE HOF in 2015!! Next up we have The Miz vs © Jay Uso…

Hour 3


The Miz def © Jay Uso via Pin Fall in a Singles Match: After another match that was great to watch the Miz ended up getting the victory with a distraction from Mizdow that led to Miz hitting the SCF and getting the win…

Daniel Bryan is on his way to the ring to cut a promo about his journey back to the ring, and his entry into this year’s RR!! After declaring that he will win this year’s RR, we are joined in the ring by Stephanie McMahon. Steph then proceeds to promote her WWE Fit video and then shows the video of DB being attacked by Kane last year after WM. Then she proceeds to run down Bryan and telling him to give up. Of course DB wont and tells Steph that he will win the RR and at WM 31. Steph tells him he will be facing Kane on this Thursday’s Smackdown. Kane comes out and attacks Bryan, Bryan avoids a tombstone and jumps on top of Kane. Only to be pulled off multiple times before Kane finally gets away while the crowd chants for Bryan…We go backstage for a confrontation between Lesnar and Rollins, Heyman reminds Rollins that it would be in his best interest to work with Lesnar to stop Cena then they can face off….Next up it’s Brie Bella against Paige!!...


Brie Bella def Paige via Pin Fall in a Singles Match: It was a pretty quick match that had a little back and forth. The finish saw Tyson Kidd distract Paige and cost her the match. After the match Paige slapped Kidd and Natalya did nothing but smile and walk away smiling…


A video recap of the Wyatt/Ambrose Ambulance match is shown… Brey Wyatt then cuts a promo about his intentions in the RR this year… the Randy “Macho Man” Savage induction video is finally shown!! The crowd of course breaks into a Randy Savage chant; Hulk Hogan will be inducting him!!! OOOHHH Yeah!! Up next is the Ascension against scrubs…



Ascension def 2 Scrubs via Pin Fall in a tag team match: Another squash match for this tag team who comes out every week and claims to be better than the best. Yet continue to face no name tag teams for squash victories…

We return to the Ambrose segment but now Ambrose is the therapist. He proceeds to trick the therapist into signing the papers allowing him into the RR. Then proceeds to insult the therapist and make him cry before leaving…When we come back from break its Rusev and Lana in ring cutting a promo on Ryback and how he deserved to be fired…We are then joined by Dean Ambrose, He attacks Rusev setting up their match which is next…


Rusev def Ambrose via ref stoppage in a Singles Match: The match was a brutal one and both men had their major moments throughout the match. The finish saw the ref stop the match due to a knee injury for Ambrose, then after the match Rusev kicks Ambrose as he is pleading his case. They go to commercial with Ambrose laying on the ground and Rusev standing over him…


We now have the contract signing between Seth Rollins, John Cena and © Brock Lesnar!! The Authority is in ring and introduces each participant in the triple threat match at RR. Heyman begins the segment by praising Rollins for bringing back by the Authority. Then there is some back and forth between Rollins and Heyman. Cena then proclaims he will win the title at the RR after him and Lesnar beat Rollins. We close RAW with Rollins standing over Cena and Lesnar after Curb stomping both….


Overall Rating: A-

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