TRIU: Monday Night RAW Review 1/5/15


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Hour 1

We open with HHH and Stephanie gathering the entire roster around the ring to address them being back!!! Seth Rollins joins them and they stand on the ramp and teasing John Cena, HHH then announces that Seth Rollins will now be included in WHC match at the Rumble. They then proceed to make tonight “John Cena appreciation night”, they claim it’s a part of the “new authority” era!! First up will be Dolph Ziggler facing off in a IC Title match with Wade Barrett!!...


Wade Barrett def © Dolph Ziggler in a 2 out of 3 falls match for the IC Title: Ziggler takes the match with a surprise roll up. Barrett then proceeds to beat Ziggler down before till Kane comes out and makes it a 2 out of 3 falls match. It was academic after that Barrett takes fall #2 with a wastelands after the beat down. After some interference from Kane, Barrett was able to finish Ziggler with the Bull Hammer and become the new IC Champion!!

Cena vs. Angle highlight is shown in honor of “John Cena Appreciation” Night…
After video is shown of the confrontations between Show and Roman Reigns, Reigns cuts a promo about his next match with Show. He claims to be superman and that he is going to knock big show out. Bray Wyatt then cuts a promo about how he will defeat Dean Ambrose in their Ambulance match later tonight…

The Ascension come out and claims to be better than all of the classic tag teams before them…


The Ascension def 2 scrubs via pin fall in a tag match: This was a quick match that saw Conner and Victor make quick work of these two guys. It was really just embarrassing even for the victors…

Hour 2

 A video promo is shown where Rusev and Lana talk down about America and talk up Russia. Next up is Reigns vs Show…


Roman Reigns def Big Show via DQ in a singles match: This was a match that went back and forth for awhile. The ending saw big show get frustrated and hit Reigns with steel stairs to end the match. Show attempts a beat down post match, but Reigns hits a spear to derail Show and walk away wounded…

A video recap of the opening segment is shown. Next up is Nikki vs Natalya,,,


Natalya def © Nikki Bella via pin fall in a singles match: Paige comes out to open the match and hugs Natty. After a back and forth match Natalya gets the upper hand thanks to Paige distracting Nikki. After the match Nikki attacks Natalya and Paige makes the save clearing the ring…

Ambrose cuts a shot and sweet promo about how he will beat Bray Wyatt in their ambulance match tonight. Next up is Rowand vs. Harper, with J&J security as special guest referee…


Luke Harper def Erick Rowand via pin fall in a singles match: after interfering in the match multiple times, J&J finally distracted Rowand long enough for Harper to hit him with the clothesline and get the pin…

Cena drafted to RAW video is shown for “John Cena Appreciation” Night…

After a video promo for the Uso’s championship win last week!! A backstage segment is shown of a fight between Alicia Fox and Naomi. Another video segment is shown chronicling the Ambrose/Wyatt feud. Up next is the Ambulance match between Ambrose and Wyatt!!  


Bray Wyatt def Dean Ambrose in a Ambulance match: It was one hell of a match, these two seem to get better every time that they work together. With this being the 1st ever ambulance match on RAW it lived up to the hype. Wyatt wins after a Sister Abigail to the cement floor!!...

Hour 3

A video recap of the opening segment is shown. Next up is the Tag Champs and Naomi against Miz, Mizdow and Alicia Fox…



Miz, Mizdow & Alicia Fox def © The Uso’s and Naomi in a 6 Person Tag match: This was a good match with a lot of great spots by Mizdow. In the end there was a distraction by Naomi that led to Miz getting the roll up pin on Jimmy Uso…

Up next is Ryback going against Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins, of course with J&J security. Then Kane comes out and makes it a handicap match, Kane & Seth Rollins against Ryback…



“Mr. MITB” Seth Rollins and Kane def Ryback in a Handicap Match: It was a match that saw the beast Ryback fight valiantly. But alas the 2 on 1 situation was just too much for the big guy. Ryback was finally beaten after 2 curb stomps from Rollins to get the pin…

After a short break we come back to a Adam Rose vs. Big E with the New Day…


Big E of the New Day def Adam Rose via DQ in a singles match: This match was another one that was really short and didn’t make any sense. The match was rolling along when Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (dressed as rosebuds) jump in the ring and attack Big E causing the DQ…


To close the show we are going to get the “John Cena Appreciation” Night celebration. HHH and Stephanie come out to the ring to cut a promo on how great John Cena is. They then bring Cena out to the ring, to show him a video package of him bringing them back. After taunting John for awhile more HHH brings Team Cena (Ryback, Rowand, Ziggler) to the ring. They proceed to suspend Rowand for 30 days and then Ryback for 60 days. Of course Dolph gets the worst and as the Authority leaves they fire all three, and give credit to John Cena!! Balloons and confetti fall as HHH and Stephanie kiss as RAW goes off the air…



Overall Ranking: A

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