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WWE Raw 2/16/15 Results & Reaction

WWE Fast Lane
February 16, 2015
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida

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WWE Raw Pre-Show: 

Scott Stanford, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hosted the show from WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Otunga said he texted Barack Obama for President’s Day, so Graves said he was texting interim president Roddy Piper. Roman Reigns vs. Kane, and Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show was advertised for Raw. The hosts addressed the Big Show and Kane issues from Smackdown. Otunga said Big Show is the most indecisive man in the world. Backstage at Raw, Renee Young interviewed Darren Young, who said he’s medically cleared. The Ascension showed up. Viktor said they thought they got rid of all the has-beens. He said things have changed and Young is at the bottom. Konnor told Young to find a tag partner for a match. The panel talks about the Rhodes Family Issue. We found out that John Cena will be kicking off tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw and will be giving everybody a medical update on his eye.

WWE Monday Night Raw:

 John Cena & Rusev Segment: 

John reminds us we are less than a week from Fastlane. The crowd in Memphis is going to be rocking, but he looks around tonight and he is amazed. The WWE Universe is as far as the eye can see. John says that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Orlando is Raw. John wants to talk about what happened last week, but we see footage first. John mentions it is Rusev crushing an opponent, but no more. John says that he is here to say no more. Rusev is a super athlete who is undefeated. There is a lot of talk that Rusev is unstoppable and that is a load of crap. John says that on Sunday he will beat Rusev.John says that the way to beat an athlete like Rusev is to take the fight to Rusev. John says that he has been doing this for twelve years and he loves it, even when you boo. He loves it when you cheer. Having fun ain’t going to cut it on Sunday.

Many people have asked when is John Cena going to change. He thought he could win his way, with a smile on his face. Then along comes Rusev. He is undefeated and he is telling Cena he is losing a step and is not the man he used to be. If you want aggression, you got it. There won’t be any high fives, his five fingers will be balled up in your face. There won’t be any smiles, there will only be ruthless abandon. He will be the first to beat Rusev. On Sunday, he fights to win the United States Championship. Rusev’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage with Lana.

Lana says that John gives the same boring rhetoric. You just don’t get it. Your problem isn’t that you are a stupid American. It is that you live in a delusional world where you cup is half full. That is your problem. She says that she and Rusev live in reality. He is the greatest United States Champion and Rusev is superior to any WWE Superstar, including yourself, the Man Who Never Gives Up. Lana says that in the past you have come back after a rough beating, but this time there is no coming back. Rusev tells Cena on Sunday he will destroy him and everything he stands for. His body, his spirit, your little will to live will be crushed. Cena says that you have won a lot of fights, but you have never lost a fight. He tells Rusev if he continues, he will come up there and give him a loss. Cena and Rusev fight on the ramp and Cena sends Rusev to the ramp a few times. Cena with a clothesline. Cena tells the officials to stay back and Cena sends Rusev into the wall. Rusev is sent into the wall again and Cena punches Rusev as the camera shakes like an earthquake.

Josh’s Reaction: Great way to start off this week’s Raw nice fresh deal where it’s the mid-card title feud that gets the first segment in-ring promo spotlight. I thought John Cena came off very good in this segment I like seeing the old aggression from John Cena. It was a just a great showcase for a title that’s lost its prestiege over the years.

Dean Ambrose’s Weekend Update: 

Dean Ambrose, who is doing a mock tryout for a NBC Weekend Update news show. Ambrose talks about Bad News Barrett and says Barrett will sign a contract for Fastlane later. Ambrose sends it back to “Carlos.”

First Match: Dean Ambrose vs Luke Harper 

Harper blocks a shoulder tackle and drops Ambrose with a shoulder of his own. Harper blocks a hip toss but misses a clothesline. Ambrose takes him down with a headlock. Harper turns it around and takes Ambrose to the corner. Harper with an uppercut and more strikes. Harper with a headbutt. He misses a clothesline and Ambrose tackles him with right hands. Ambrose with a low clothesline and an elbow drop. Ambrose backs Harper into the corner with lefts and rights. Ambrose keeps control and hits a running bulldog for a two count. Ambrose goes on and sends Harper to the floor for a breather after an elbow. Ambrose goes for a dive but Harper stops him and nails a big boot. Harper stands tall on the floor as we go to commercial.

Ambrose is trying to make a comeback as fans chant his name. Harper takes him back down with a headlock. Ambrose bites Harper’s hand to get free. Ambrose dumps Harper over the top rope. Harper comes right back in the ring but runs into a boot in the corner. Ambrose nails a tornado DDT. Ambrose tells Harper to bring it and unloads in the middle of the ring. Ambrose runs into a kick but nails a knee to the gut. Ambrose hits a dropkick and goes to the top. Ambrose with an elbow drop while Harper is standing for a close two count. Ambrose goes on but runs into a huge superkick for a two count. More back and forth. Harper blocks the bounce back clothesline with a huge sideslam for a two count. More back and forth and another two count. Ambrose hits the bounce back clothesline this time and follows up with Dirty Deeds for the win.

Winner: Dean Ambrose

Josh’s Reaction: Very good match both Harper & Ambrose gel well with each other. Glad Haper & Ambrose got the time they did who knows if that match goes as long as it does if Raw was back to two hours. Strong effective match which add intrigued with this potential with Dean Ambrose & Bad News Barrett.

Grade for this Match: A- 

Triple H, Big Show and Kane Backstage Segment: 

Triple H is talking to Kane and Big Show enters. Each man wants to know why they are here. Kane says Triple H invited him and he is loyal to the Authority. Kane reminds Show what happened on Smackdown. Show says that if there was a certain Director of Authority who wasn’t a control freak, things would have been different. Kane says they had a plan at the Royal Rumble and Show was too selfish or too stupid to follow it. Show points out that Kane’s face ran into his fist. Show tells him to do it now and he says May 13th. Hunter asks them if they know how they make him look. Show asks if it is any worse than how Sting made him look last week. Hunter tells Kane and Show to make this right in their matches tonight. He is looking for solutions, not excuses.

Bray Wyatt Promo: 

Bray Wyatt appears and he says that what happened to you was a tragedy. It makes him want to do horrible things. The fear that he had of him has turned into putrid, hateful pity. Bray says it’s coming.

The Rhodes Family Backstage Segment:

Goldust and Stardust are in the locker room and Goldust tells him this is a place you don’t want to go. Dusty shows up and he says they know why he is here. The Rhodes family is broken and he is here to fix it. Stardust blows stars and Dusty tells Cody that is what he is talking about. All of the paint, the galaxies, and the stars you look up to mean nothing without family. There is common blood here. No matter what goes down, he loves both of you. Goldust asks Stardust if they can do this. Stardust shakes Goldust’s hand and Dusty says they need to show what the Rhodes family is all about.

Second Match: The New Day w/Big E vs. Gold & Stardust 

Woods and Stardust start thing off. They lock up and Stardust with a side head lock. Woods with a waist lock but Stardust with an elbow. Woods with a knee to the midsection and hammer lock. Goldust tags in and he works on the arm. Goldust with a shoulder tackle but Woods with an arm drag. Goldust puts Woods in the turnbuckles and he tags in Stardust. They hit a double boot to the chest and Stardust gets a near fall. We see Dusty watching on the monitor in the back.

Goldust tags in and he misses a drop kick. Woods with a jackknife cover for a near fall followed by an enzuigiri. Kofi tags in and he knocks Stardust off the apron. Kofi with chops and a drop kick followed by a flying clothesline. Kofi with a New Day Boom Drop. Kofi misses a charge into the corner but he does not miss the cross body. Woods goes to the floor when Stardust moves out of the way. Stardust misses the springboard drop kick and then Goldust and Stardust argue. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count. After the match, Stardust helps Goldust get back to his feet but Goldust collapses back to the mat. Stardust hits CrossDust on Goldust and leaves.

Winner: The New Day 

Josh’s Reaction: Solid match I can’t stay it’s nothing special, but at the same time it’s seems that The New Day is not clicking with me, but I do enjoy the work they do in the ring and that’s what matters. I thought the payoff of Stardust heel turn went very well. Overall good storyline movement and looking forward to see what happens next.

Grade for this Match: B 

Roman Reigns Interview: 

Roman says he had to go through 29 Superstars at the Royal Rumble. Then he has to go through the Yes Movement. Then he deals with the monster Brock Lesnar. You don’t worry about the journey, you just focus on the destination. Byron asks Roman if he has any issues with the Authority about dictating his journey. Roman says that the Authority was trying to ride the wave of public opinion to get Seth Rollins into the match.

Byron asks about Daniel Bryan. Roman says Daniel had an opportunity and he took it. Byron asks if Daniel earned his respect after this week, or is it because you would have done the same thing in Daniel’s position. Roman says that he has respect for Daniel, but if he was eliminated at the Royal Rumble, he would have taken it like a man. The only reason Daniel has a chance to main event Wrestlemania, it is because of him. He will be the one to take it from Daniel.

Third Match: Roman Reigns vs Kane 

Reigns with a punch and kicks and then he sends Kane into the turnbuckles and kicks him. The referee pulls Reigns out of the corner and warns him. Kane with a punch and suplex attempt but Reigns blocks it and hits a suplex of his own and he gets a near fall. Daniel yeses and Booker talks about the ‘Yes Nation’ and that allows Reigns to get distracted and Kane sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and Kane with punches and kicks. Reigns punches Kane but Kane with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock. Kane with a back elbow and an elbow drop for a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock and Reigns with a belly-to-back suplex to get out of the hold. Kane runs into an elbow in the corner and Reigns comes off the turnbuckles and is met with an uppercut for a near fall.

Kane with punches to Reigns. Kane with more uppercuts. Kane with a snap mare and drop kick to Reigns for a near fall. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Reigns with an elbow and punches. Reigns with a kick and flying clothesline. Reigns goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a flying clothesline. Reigns with a clothesline into the corner and he kicks Kane. Reigns with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Kane with a boot that sends Reigns to the floor. Kane rearranges the announce table and he grabs Reigns by the throat but Reigns escapes and he spears Kane on the floor. Reigns rolls into the ring at nine and since this is a both guys need to get in to stop the count match, Kane is counted out. After the match, Daniel Bryan gets on the announce table and he does finger pointing exercises and the crowd chants Yes.

Winner: Roman Reigns 

Josh’s Reaction: I’ll keep this brief I thought Kane & Reigns had a okay match, people won’t ever give this guy credit doesnt matter if he came out with CM Punk. I thought it was a good outing for Reigns and Daniel Bryan did a really good job on the commentary.

Grade for this Match: B- 

Daniel Bryan Interview: 

Renee Young interviews Daniel Bryan in the back and she asks him if he is trying to get under Roman’s skin. Daniel says that you have to be mentally tough to be a champion. If he was bothered by the Yes Chants tonight, then he will hear a lot more

Bray Wyatt Second Promo: 

Bray Wyatt says his hands may have created the world, but his will destroy it. Limbo is a bad place for you to be.

Paige, Bella Twins Backstage Segment: 

Byron Saxton is standing in front of the Divas Locker Room and The Bellas leave the room and they have her clothes. Paige sees Cameron and asks to borrow some clothes but Cameron thinks about it and says no. Paige sees the Exotic Express and she pulls one of them into the locker room to borrow their clothes.

Fourth Match: Paige vs. Summer Rae

Paige’s music hits but she doesn’t come out and it stops. The music hits again and out she comes dressed a colorful tutu and stockings, attire she normally wouldn’t wear. Summer talks trash and Paige takes control. Paige screams that this is her house and unloads on Summer. Paige sends Summer to the corner for back elbows to the head. Paige poses for a big pop and takes Summer to the apron for knees to the head. Paige screams and gets another pop. Paige brings it back in but Summer rolls her up out of nowhere. She gets a one count but Summer comes right back and nails a kick for a two count.

Summer with a submission now. Paige comes back with several clotheslines and a dropkick. Paige drops Summer with another kick. Paige applies the PTO for the win. After the match, The Bella Twins come out to the stage with Paige’s gear. WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella calls Paige a loser. Paige interrupts Nikki’s promo. Paige says she doesn’t need an outfit to make her look good like Nikki does. She just needs to win and at WWE Fastlane, she’s going to be wearing something even better – the Divas Title. Paige’s music hits and she taunts Nikki from the ring.

Winner: Paige 

Josh’s Reaction: Paige and Summer have good chemistry in the ring with each other. Summer Rae is a underrated performer, and with Paige I mean there’s nothing to complain about. It doesn’t matter what outfit she’s in or whatever storyline she’s in, Paige will make it work. Paige was hot tonight and she made herself standout and we’ll see what happens at WWE Fast Lane.

Grade for this Match: B 

Dolph Ziggler & Seth Rollins In-Ring Segment: 

Seth mentions that today is President’s Day. It is a day to honor the people of the past. That is a waste of time when the living, breathing, embodiment of the future is standing in front of you. Seth says future is a word that is starting to become a little passé. Right now, he is the most talented performer in the entire world. Right now, he is the most valuable asset in the WWE. Seth says that he is untouchable in the ring and there is nothing or no one who could stop him. Seth says he could become president even though he isn’t old enough. He can take over as the host of the Daily Show so it would be watchable. Seth says what he wants to do is cash in the briefcase and become the next WWE Champion. Seth says that he should be main eventing Wrestlemania. Instead he is forced to deal with these people who are so far beneath him and have no business meddling in his affairs. People like Erick Rowan, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph Ziggler comes out and he wants to know why Seth is so low. Did he have a bad Valentine’s Day? Did Jamie and Joey get you the wrong chocolate? Did Stephanie tie you into the car seat too tight? Did Hunter sit you down and talk to you about the birds and the bees. Seth says that his jokes are as bad as his career. Dolph says that he is nothing compared to Seth. Especially when it comes to being a whiny protected sell out douche. Dolph says that he is the guy who every time he steps into the ring, he raises the bar of what is the best. He single handedly got rid of the Authority. If he cannot do that again, he will get rid of the self proclaimed future

Fifth Match: Seth Rollins w/JJ Security vs. Dolph Ziggler 

They exchange punches before the bell rings and then Ziggler punches Rollins and Seth goes to the floor as we go to commercial. We are back and the match started during the commercial and Rollins with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Mercury and Noble distract Ziggler to help Rollins. Rollins sends Ziggler to the floor and Mercury and Noble are warned by the referee before they can do anything. Then they are sent to the back. Rollins goes to the floor and he sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Rollins rolls Ziggler back into the ring and Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rollins with a clothesline and then he stomps on Ziggler’s chest. Ziggler with a jawbreaker and then Ziggler with an elbow to Rollins. Rollins misses a charge into the corner and Rollins hits the ring post when Ziggler moves. Ziggler with a Vigilante Stinger Splash followed by a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop for a near fall.

Rollins blocks a Fameasser and sets for a power bomb but Ziggler with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler tries for a Zig Zag but Rollins holds the ropes and Rollins with a drop kick for a near fall. Rollins stomps on Ziggler’s head and then he goes to the apron and up top but Ziggler stops Rollins. Rollins sends Ziggler to the mat. Ziggler moves and Rollins lands on his feet. Ziggler misses a Zig Zag and Rollins misses Black Out. Ziggler with a Zig Zag and Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble break up the cover and the referee calls for the bell. After the match, Ryback and Erick Rowan make their way to the ring and they go after Noble and Mercury. Mercury escapes but Noble falls victim to the spinebuster.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler by DQ 

Josh’s Reaction: I liked the in-ring promo segment and the match was flowing really well. I’m just wondering how many times we will see the dq finishes in Seth Rollins matches. If he’s the future why does he need the mall cops? I like the inclusion of Ryback & Rowan and maybe their’ potential for a 6 man tag team match against The Authority at Fast Lane

Grade for the Match: B+ 

Triple H & Ric Flair In-Ring Segment: 

Triple H laughs at people thinking he’s now afraid of Sting. He says it takes a lot more than mind games to get under his skin. Triple H says at Fastlane, WCW will stand in the ring with WWE. He says Sting will do the unthinkable – go face to face, eye to eye with The Game, not the COO. Ric Flair’s music hits and out he comes to a pop. Flair hits the ring and they show respect. Flair says he’s here because he loves and respects Triple H. Flair says besides, Triple H can’t get mad at him because they’re in Orlando where Triple H inducted him into the Hall of Fame at. Triple H says if Flair is here to sing the praises of Sting, save his breath. Triple H says he already knows how good Sting is. Flair tells Triple H not to take Sting lightly. Flair says like Vince McMahon used to tell him, don’t put yourself in a position to fail.

Triple H says he’s a student of the game, he knows how good Sting is and brings up the legendary Sting vs. Flair Clash of the Champions match. Triple H says Sting was and is WCW. Triple H says when all the other rats were jumping ship, Sting stayed with WCW until it sank and he respects that. Triple H says if Sting would have came to WWE, it would have been his personal mission to run Sting out of the company because Sting’s legacy was built on Flair’s reputation. Triple H says that always pissed him off and he would have kicked Sting’s ass on principle alone. Flair says Triple H isn’t thinking like The Cerebral Assassin. Triple H says that was then and now, Sting wants to come make it personal with him. He says Sting wants to take away what Triple H has – WWE. Triple H says Sting is WCW but he, Triple H, is WWE. Flair tells him to take a deep breath. He says Sting is already getting to Triple H.

Flair says when people ask him who’s the best wrestler alive, he tells them Triple H, if he’s wrestling. Some fans boo this. Flair says Triple H is an executive now, he’s not wrestling full time. He wants Triple H to be the best, to be The Game. He doesn’t want Sting to sneak up on Triple H. Triple H says he respects that. Triple H says he knows Flair has been in the ring with Sting many times and he knows that he is no Ric Flair but when it comes to kicking Sting’s ass, Flair is no Triple H. Flair says when he tunes into Fastlane on Sunday, he doesn’t want to see Triple H sitting on his ass again like he was last Monday. Flair asks if that’s fair enough and Triple H shoves him to the mat. Fans boo. Triple H looks down at Flair and says Flair knows that nothing outside of Triple H’s wife and kids is more important to him than WWE. Triple H say she doesn’t care who stands between him and WWE, even if it’s Flair, he’s kicking their ass. Triple H said if Sting goes on his own or if he beats it out of him, Sting will never show his face again after Fastlane. Triple H drops the mic and fans boo as he walks off to the back.

Josh’s Reaction: Excellent Segment. Probably the best usage of Flair since he came back to the company. Really effective build towards Fast Lane. Triple H made me really believe that he will kill for the WWE, so this confrontation with Sting is going to be very interesting.

Sixth Match: The Ascension vs. Darren Young & Local Independent Wrestler 

Konnor and Viktor beat their opponents down before the bell even rings. They destroy Young and his partner. Titus O’Neil runs down and fights The Ascension off but they look to turn it back around. Young gets back up and helps Titus. The Prime Time Players clear the ring and have reunited.

Winner: No Contest 

Josh’s Reaction: Nice to see Prime Time Players back this Orlando crowd is the worst.

Grade for this Match: C+ 

The Miz & Bad News Barrett Backstage Segment: 

The Miz is backstage talking to Bad News Barrett. He asks Barrett to knock Damien Sandow down a few pegs tonight and show him some tough love. In return, Miz will handleDean Ambrose. Barrett tells Miz to have his people call Barrett’s people and he will see him out there.

 Seventh Match: Damien Mizdow w/The Miz vs. Bad News Barrett 

Barrett unloads on Sandow to start. The Miz rings a bell and calls Sandow to come get something off his shoe. Sandow does as told and gets decked by Barrett as he tries to come back in the ring. Barrett knocks Sandow back to the floor and throws him into the apron. Barrett rolls Sandow back in for a two count. Sandow comes back and hits The Miz’s neckbreaker backbreaker combo. Sandow goes for the Skull Crushing Finale and Miz rings his bell again. He’s upset and has a spot in his sunglasses. He tells Sandow to come fix it or get fired. Miz changes his mind and Sandow turns around to go back in the ring but gets hit with a Bullhammer elbow for the win.

After the match, Dean Ambrose runs in and attacks Barrett. Ambrose sends Barrett into the ring post. Ambrose zip ties Barrett’s hands around the ring post. Ambrose tells Barrett he’s going to sign the contract or else. Barrett yells for someone to get Ambrose off him. Ambrose has control of Barrett’s hand and is signing the contract with a pen. Barrett says this isn’t legal. Ambrose gets the contract signed and Barrett says that’s not his signature. Ambrose’s music hits and he celebrate.

Winner: Bad News Barrett 

Josh’s Reaction: Miz is great i’m loving this current storyline with Miz & Mizdow. Ambrose is a pretty smart man I got to say. That a unqiue way to get a title match.

Grade for this Match: B 

Bray Wyatt Third Promo: 

Bray Wyatt appears again and he is hammering a nail into something. Heart shapes the leader and it can never die. Bray says he has found the answer and it lays within him. It lives behind his eyes. Look around. There is nowhere left to go. The angel with the burnt wings cometh. FIND ME.

Eight Match: Jimmy Uso & Naomi w/Jey Uso vs. Tyson Kidd & Natalya w/Cesaro 

Tyson gets a kiss from Natalya first. Tyson retreats into the ropes to stop Jimmy. Tyson tags in Natalya so the women will wrestle. They lock up and Naomi with an arm drag and side head lock. Naomi with a side head lock take down and a head scissors. Naomi escapes and Natalya with a side head lock and Naomi with a head scissors and Natalya escapes.Jimmy is tagged in and that means Tyson gets in too. Tyson with a waist lock and side head lock. Tyson with a kick and slap to Jimmy and he tags in Natalya before Jimmy can do anything.

Natalya with a side head lock and each woman goes for a drop kick but miss. Natalya blocks a wheelbarrow move and drops Naomi on her rear end. Natalya with a drop kick after running on Naomi’s back. Natalya tries for the Sharpshooter but Naomi counters into a near fall. They go back and forth until Naomi gets the three count.After the match, Tyson yells at Natalya for losing the match. Tyson shows Natalya how to properly apply the Sharpshooter, just like his Uncle Bret.

Winner: Jimmy Uso & Naomi 

Josh’s Reaction: Wished the match went a little bit longer, but it was good nonetheless. The Tyson Kidd & Natalya NXT Storyline has worked on the main roster so far.

Grade for this Match: C+ 

Ninth Match: Daniel Bryan vs. The Big Show 

Show takes control and takes Bryan to the corner for big chops. Bryan fights back with kicks. He chops Show’s knee twice and goes to kick it. Show shoves him off and still hasn’t gone down. Show drops Bryan with a headbutt. Show keeps control until Bryan applies a sleeper hold and finally gets him down on both knees. Show powers up and breaks it but Bryan keeps him on his knees with kicks. Show blocks the last kick and chops Bryan out of mid-air. Show drops an elbow. Reigns has been taking selfies with fans at ringside and continues to do so as we go to commercial. Back from the break and Show dominates Bryan as fans chant “you sold out.” Bryan comes back with kicks and charges but Show catches him in a big bear hug and holds it. Bryan brings Show over the top rope onto the apron and holds it into a submission. Show tumbles to the floor. Fans cheer as Reigns starts throwing merchandise into the crowd. Apparently this is to distract Bryan. Bryan runs the ropes for a dive but Show catches him in mid-air. Bryan counters and rams Show into the steel ring post. Show grabs Bryan and throws him into Reigns. Bryan and Reigns shove each other. Show ends up spearing Reigns into the barrier as Bryan side steps. Show brings Bryan back in the ring now.

Bryan makes a comeback and hits the dropkicks in the corner. Show blocks the third and grabs Bryan for a chokeslam. Bryan blocks it and applies the Yes Lock. Show make it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Bryan with kicks now. He hits the roundhouse and covers for a pin attempt but Show launches him across the ring. Bryan goes to the top rope but Reigns runs in and nails Show with a Superman punch for the disqualification. After the bell, Show’s music hits and he smiles from the ramp. Reigns turns around and Bryan comes off the top with a missile dropkick that sends Reigns out of the ring. Bryan mouths to Reigns to come get some and they stare each other down. Reigns hits the ring and takes Bryan to the corner with shoulder thrusts. Fans boo. Reigns tosses Bryan out of the ring and they mostly cheer at first. Bryan looks upset while on his knees. Reigns looks down at him from the ring. Bryan runs back in the ring and tackles Reigns. They roll around on the ring and trade shots. Reigns pulls Bryan out of the ring and the brawl continues. Reigns slams Bryan back into the barrier and he goes down. Reigns with a big right hand. Bryan fires back with rights of his own as referees try to break them up.

Reigns tosses Bryan hard into the barrier. Reigns rolls Bryan back in the ring but referees are still trying. Fans chant “let them fight” as they’re both held back in the ring. Things look to calm down as Bryan points up at the WrestleMania banner. Bryan extends his hand for a shake. They quickly, barely shake hands. They turn again but turn right back around and start brawling. Bryan dropkicks Reigns over the top rope. Bryan nails a dive and sends Reigns into the barrier. Bryan with kicks. Reigns tosses Bryan into the crowd and they fight by the production area. They fight back to the timekeeper’s area. Bryan beats Reigns over the back with a chair. Reigns comes right back with a huge forearm to the face. Reigns wrestles Bryan back to ringside and over the announcer’s table. Reigns is beating on Bryan with right hands as referees and agents try to break it up. Bryan stands on top of the announce table with referees around him as Reigns is held back at ringside. Reigns is bleeding pretty bad. Reigns tell Bryan to wait until Sunday as RAW goes off the air.

Winner: Big Show by DQ 

Josh’s Reaction: I’m sold for Fast Lane. The main event got me hook for this Sunday

Grade for this Match: A- 

Josh’s Grade for Raw: 89/100 B+

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