TRIU: Monday Night RAW Review 1/19/15…


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Hour 1

Video Package: Video honoring Martin Luther Kings Birthday, showing a slide show of all important black Americans


                                                                                            We open with Michael Cole reminding us all that it is RAW reunion night and there would be legends here. Brock Lesnar music hits and he and Paul Heyman hit the ring, Brock looks pissed. Brock takes the mic from Heyman and calls out Seth Rollins. Of course Rollins doesn’t come out instead we get HHH. After HHH and Lesnar almost come to blows out comes Stephanie comes out with Show and Kane. They all banter back and forth before Seth Rollins shows up on the titantron to antagonize Brock. Of course we are then joined by John Cena who proclaims he will win at the Rumble. The Authority then begins to rundown Cena and blames him for Ryback, Ziggler and Rowand losing their jobs back. Then after Cena again proclaims victory at the Rumble, HHH offers up a match for tonight where if Cena wins the 3 fired superstars get their jobs back. But if Cena loses then he is out of the match for the WHC at the Rumble. Up next Daniel Bryan is back and taking on Bray Wyatt!!!...


Bray Wyatt def Daniel Bryan via pin fall in a singles match: This was another classic match between Wyatt and Bryan. Both men destroyed their bodies and gave us a good match. Kane came to ringside about midway through the match and ended up getting involved. Kane rams Bryan into the ringside to weaken him for Wyatt, who takes advantage and hits “Sister Abigail” for the win. After the match Kane attacks Bryan and beats on him to weaken him even more for their match on Smackdown…

                                                                                            We come back to HHH, Scott Hall and Nash hanging out backstage before being joined by HBK. When Nash asks about X Pac out jumps Damien Sandow dressed like X Pac, then the real Waltman walks out and they have a great mirror moment and Sean says Sandow is hired. Miz then steps in and says that Sandow is his stunt double and instructs Sandow to go get dressed. At the end the legends stand and laugh at Miz as HHH shakes his head in shame. Up Next is the Legends panel, after some commercials….

Hour 2

                                                                                         It looks like Byron Saxon is hosting the Legends Panel and first out is Hulk Hogan!!! Next up is the Nature Boy Ric Flair, Whooooo!!! And finally we get the “Show Stopper”, “Mr. Wrestlemaina” “HBK” Shawn Michaels!!! Saxon questions the Legends on things from the 3 fired superstars to their Royal Rumble memories…After they are asked for their RR picks (HBK, RF: Dean Ambrose, HH: DBryan) we are joined by the Big Show. Show comes out and ridicules the legends and says they are all jealous of him, and that no one in the rumble can put him over the top rope. He then asks the legends to get out the ring before he throws them out, Ric Flair then steps and attacks Show before he gets knocked out. At this point Roman Reigns music hits as Reigns hits the ring. Show tells him to get out the ring and Reigns attacks him and drops him over the top rope. We now go back stage to see if Cena will compete in the stip match for tonight and the WWE Universe says Yes!! Cena then cuts a promo on the WWE Universe and how he is going to win tonight. Up next IC Champ Wade Barrett against Dean Ambrose!!!...


Dean Ambrose def © Bad News Barrett in a singles, non title match: Another great match between two of the WWE’s up and coming young stars. Ambrose was dominated for the 1st half of the match before finding a way to fight back and get the upper hand on Barrett. Ambrose reverses Wastelands into Dirty Deeds and pins the champ for the win…

Video Package: A Royal Rumble by the numbers promo is shown…


The New Day (Kofi and Big E) def Tyson Kidd and Cesaro in a Tag Match: Of course Adam Rose and the Rosebuds were at ringside. This was a good match with a lot of high spots and crowd pleasers. Kofi ends up getting the pin after hitting a move off the top rope. Postmatch the Rosebuds were celebrating with the New Day and Adam Rose seemed upset. Up next we get the NWO (Nash, Hall and Pac)…

Hour 3

                                                                                    We then come to the ring and the NWO is in the ring. They cut a promo about how great they are and each one of them get to have their moment. Right as X Pac was about to speak they are interrupted and joined in ring by the Ascension. The Ascension then begins to run down the legends and say that they are going to put them down. The JBL gets up from the desk and brings in Ron Simmons to face off with the Ascension.  Before they can attack we are joined by the New Age Outlaws who jump in the ring and begin the beat down and leave the Ascension lying in the ring as the legends stand over them…

                                                                                  We come back to HHH and Stephanie telling the WWE Universe who Cena’s opponent will be for his all or nothing match. 1st they announce Seth Rollins, then they announce Big Show and finally announce Kane!!! Cena will face all 3 in a handicap match for the 3 fired superstars jobs and his shot at the WHC at RR. A trumpet player plays the death march as the Authority walks away!! Up next a Diva’s Tag Match between Paige and Natalya against Summer Rea and Alicia Fox…



Natalya and Paige def Alicia Fox and Summer Rea by Submission in a Diva’s Tag Match: This was a classic diva’s match and the girls gave us something worth watching. With the Bella Twins watching Natty and Paige were pretty dominant and finished strong with Foxy tapping out to the PTO. After the match the girls faced off with the Bella’s at ringside. Up Next US Champ Rusev taking on R-Truth!!!...


US Champ Rusev def R-Truth via Submission in a singles match: Truth came out and talked a bunch mess to Rusev about how every American wrestler in the company will be looking for him at RR. Then Truth puts up a good fight, even knocks Rusev over the top rope. As soon as Rusev got the upper hand it was minutes before Truth was tapping. We are now backstage where Lesnar is confronting Rollins. Up next half of the tag champs Jay Uso takes on the Miz…


Tag Team Champ Jey Uso def The Miz in a singles match: This match was pretty fun to watch, any match involving Mizdow is always a great match to watch. But the content of this match wasn’t very exciting; in the end Miz gets flattened and hit with the top rope splash for the pin and the win. Up next our main event the 3 on 1 handicap match….




John Cena def Kane, Rollins and Big Show in a 3 on 1 Handicap Match: With the Authority at ringside and interfering at every chance that they get. It took the appearance of a wrestling legend to help the leader of the Cenation get the win. Sting first appears on the Titan Tron and then on the ramp and this allows Cena to roll up Rollins and get the win!! Cena exits through the crowd and HHH throws a tantrum and calls out Sting!!! Then out comes Lesnar and he is pissed, He attacks Rollins and is pulled off by Show and Kane. Lesnar F5’s Kane and goes after Rollins again, when Show pulls him off Lesnar hits Show with a F5. Rollins gets away and Lesnar is left in the ring pissed…


Overall Rating: A+ (1st ever appearance of Sting on RAW!!!)

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