An Emphatic Statement.
The 1129th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Smoothie King Center in the home of WrestleMania 30, New Orleans, LA. After the shocking events of last week that saw The Authority unceremoniously fire Erick Rowan, Ryback, & Dolph Ziggler for joining Team Cena to combat Team Authority back in November with John Cena being responsible for their forced departures due to Cena being forced to bring back The Authority. Not only does Cena have the ended careers of Erick Rowan, Ryback, & Dolph Ziggler on his mind, but in less than two weeks at the Royal Rumble, John Cena will step into the ring to combat not only WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, but as announced by The Authority last week, the self-proclaimed “future of WWE” Seth Rollins as well in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! With all of this weighing heavily on the mind of John Cena, what awaits the fifteen-time World Champion on RAW? Will The Authority continue to punish John Cena and anyone else who tries to go against them?
Speaking of going against The Authority, SmackDown saw Kane announce a main event that would see Roman Reigns and a tag team partner of his choosing combat Seth Rollins & Big Show with Kane reminding any potential tag team partners that teaming with Reigns could put them at odds with The Authority. However, one man was just crazy enough to back Roman Reigns up and it was none other than Roman’s former Shield teammate Dean Ambrose as, together, Reigns & Ambrose would thwart The Authority and defeat Seth Rollins & Big Show in the main event. Having put himself on The Authority’s radar, what fate awaits Dean Ambrose on RAW?
- Lumberjack Match: Seth Rollins (with J&J Security and the lumberjacks) def. John Cena by pin following the Knockout Punch by Big Show. As a result, Erick Rowan, Ryback, & Dolph Ziggler do not get their jobs back.
- Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston (with Big E) def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Natalya, Adam Rose, and the Rosebuds) by Kofi Kingston pinning Tyson Kidd following a double stomp off of the top rope.
- Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper (with Big Show) by pin following the Spear.
- Alicia Fox def. Naomi (with one arm tied behind her back) by pin following the Scissors Kick.
- The Miz (with Damien Mizdow) def. Jey Uso (with Jimmy Uso) by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
- Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) def. Paige (with Natalya & Tyson Kidd) by roll-up.
- Non-Title: Rusev (with Lana) def. Dean Ambrose by referee stoppage.
See page 2 for detailed results.