RAW starts off with The Authority and recap of the main event from HIAC. Triple H gloats about Del Rio defeating John Cena. Steph hypes up the WWE Champ Seth Rollins.... and here comes THE MAN (Seth.... not Flair).
Triple H tells Seth that beating Kane makes the WWE better and makes the Authority better. Hmmmm......
The winners of the matches from HIAC will compete in matches tonight, then the winners of those matches will face off in a fatal four way to have the *privilege* of facing Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
But wait, here is Roman Reigns! He tells Seth that after tonight, hes looking at the new number one contender and hes going to take the title. Stephanie comedicly steps in and says "Then let the games begin!"
Roman Reigns welcomes us back from commercial as he waits in the ring for his opponent..... and its someone from New Day! Big E says Reigns' greasy hair is booty. Unicorn Horns for Xavier Woods. Looks like it will be Kofi being sacrificed to Roman Reigns....
Roman Reigns just whoops Kofi's ass all over the ring, causing Kofi to bail out while Big E calls for a time out.
Back from commercial and its more of the same from Roman Reigns, totally dominating.
Kofi ducks outside and Big E provides a distraction by dancing and thrusting hips at Reigns, which allows Kofi to baseball slide into Reigns from the ring. Now Kofi gets some offense!
Don't. Headbutt. A. Samoan.....
Trouble in Paradise misses.... SPEAR! Its over.
Backstage its... THE MIZ. Hes here to demo WWE 2K16 and the Stone Cold Showcase mode.... then as he begins we go back to commentary at ringside. Uhhhh ok?
Recap of Alberto Del Rio returning and defeating John Cena for the US Championship. He is part of the WWE Championship qualifiers and will face Neville! Dolph Ziggler faces Big E, and Cesaro faces Kevin Owens! Nice line up.
Back from commercial and Owens is currently taking a ride on the Uppercut Express.
Owens bails to the outside, yells "Screw This!" and is met with a Mach 5 Uppercut that sends Cesaro into the crowd. Yes, not Owens.... Cesaro.
Owens hides behind the ropes when Cesaro goes for the Big Swing, Headlock and a rush at the ropes. Ref backs Cesaro off, which gives Owens the opportunity to superkick Cesaro, shove him into the ropes.... Pop-Up Powerbomb and its over. NICE match.
Backstage now with Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch. Really weird segment. Charlotte doesn't trust Paige and Lynch is completely beside herself wondering why Paige is back in the picture. Something tells me this is setting up to have Becky Lynch revealed as Natalia's assailant.
*talking about WrestleMania coming to Texas* "Back in my home st-....my home country of Texas!" - JBL. No, JBL... you were right the first time. Wow.
Recap of Undertaker getting beatdown by The Wyatt Family. The Wyatts will explain their actions later tonight.
Hello Renee. She introduces Uncle Zeb Coulter and Alberto Del Rio. Coulter goes on a rant about his union with Del Rio and it was hard to understand anything he said. Renee asks Del Rio about being champ and.... yeah, more of the same.
Back to the ring and Neville is making his entrance and he gets set for his match, next.
"Rolaids, Kick Acid." is somehow more acceptable than "You bet your sweet Aspercream."
Back from commercial and here comes DEL RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOOOOOO, followed by Zeb Coulter with the Meximerica Flag on the Meximurica Scooter.
Interesting dilemma for this match. Do they put an underdog into the Fatal 4-Way, or do they put the new US Champ in? Seems like a lose/lose situation. If Neville wins, it makes Del Rio look bad. If Del Rio wins, it keeps Neville buried. Choices.
Del Rio seems to have this match in control for the most part. Neville gets a little bit of offense but it never lasts long.
Back from commercial, and Neville is finally getting some decent offense in, which makes Del Rio bail to the outside where Neville meets him again with a swanton to the outside! Coulter is in shock here.
Del Rio gets the momentum back on his side with a running enzuguiri to Neville who was heading up to the top turnbuckle.
Del Rio calls for the rolling cross armbreaker, Neville reverses for a 2 count. Del Rio answers with a hard clothesline that sends Neville into a 360.
Del Rio gets Neville hung upside down on the top turnbuckle and hits a top rope double foot stomp and thats all she wrote. Goodnight Neville.
Dudleys & Ryback vs Sheamus, Barrett and Rusev is next.
WWE had another Be A STAR rally with the Lucha Dragons and The Miz. Because when I think anti-bully, I think Miz.
FEED! ME! MORE! Ryback is ready to feed as he makes his way to the ring. And now here come them damn Dudleys.
RUSEV MACHKA TIME! All Hail King Barrett! FAUGH! A! BALAUGH! Fella. Quite the international team they have going here.
Chaos right away as everyone rushes the ring. It gets separated as Sheamus and D-Von take control of the ring.
Team International is keeping D-Von cut off from his team, like a true heel team should.
D-Von finally gets to tag out to Ryback and now Ryback is taking that team apart!
Triple Meathook Clothesline! Nice. WAZAAAAAAAP?! Headbutt.... Bubba tells D-Von AND Ryback to get the tables. As they get the tables, Sheamus distracts Bubba which allows Barrett to roll up Bubba for the pin! Whoa wait what?
Team International celebrate their sneaky sneak win as we head to commercial.
Back from commercial and its story time with Uncle Bray in the ring.
"The demise of The Undertaker has become my resurrection!"
"I am feasting on the soul of The Undertaker and I want more."
BAH GAWD ITS KANE! THATS GOTTA BE KANE! Kane makes his way through hell fire and brimstone on his way to confront Bray Wyatt in the ring. DAH~! DAH~! and there is the rest of the family to greet Kane. Kane takes out Harper and Rowan then goes face to face with Strowman and its epic. Harper tries to take out Kane but Kane fights him off and sends Strowman over the top rope. Kane goes after Wyatt but the family re-enter the ring and begin a major beatdown of Kane as the crowd chants for Undertaker.
Now they are carrying off Kane much like they did Undertaker at HIAC. Creepy. DAH~!
Returning from commercial and we see the Wyatt Family carrying Kane backstage to a very foggy area while Bray sings "Hes got the whole world in his hands..."
ITS A NEW DAY YES IT IS! Time for Big E vs Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler is here TO SHOW THE WORLD that he is the true number one contender.
OMG ITS TYLER~! Tyler Breeze is here! He makes his way to ringside with Summer Rae, much to Ziggler's displeasure. Apparently there is now a special VIP section complete with bouncer and red ropes at ringside.....
Big E holding his own in this match. I expected more from Ziggler.
Back from commercial, Ziggler is trying to mount some offense but Big E just clubs him down easily. Fameasser attempt is countered into a nasty powerbomb.
Big E slingshots Ziggler into the corner and Ziggler flies all the way to the outside. Ouch. Big E takes the opportunity to head out to the VIP section and take a sip of a margarita. Classy.
Ziggler hits a sweet looking superkick on the ring apron. From the sound of it, the crowd felt it.
Big E runs at Ziggler but hits the turnbuckle.....Zig Zag by Ziggler and HES GOT IT! HES IN THE FATAL FOUR WAY! Hes in tough company though Reigns, Owens and Del Rio will be waiting.
Meanwhile backstage, Reigns and Ambrose are watching the show in the locker room. Ambrose points out each time he gets close to the title, someone is always there to take it from him. Reigns says hes got this. Something tells me Ambrose is about to turn heel.....
Back from commercial and we see a ring full of WWE superstars and women for a Susan G. Komen breast cancer moment. Titus O'Neil is on the mic.
Sasha Banks sighting.
Good segment, I guess.
Backstage now, Miz completes his play on WWE 2K16 and says he just whipped some ass. Miz looks off camera like hes about to get killed, AND ITS STONE COLD! WHAT?! Miz says "And thats the bottom line because..... Stone Cold and 2K16 says so!" Austin nods his head as the glass breaks and we get a promo for WWE 2K16, which comes out tomorrow!
Seth Rollins makes his way to ringside as we get set for the Fatal 4-Way #1 contender match, next.
Back from commercial and we see Ziggler and Del Rio already in the ring. Next up is Kevin Owens. We get a promo for Miz appearing on SportsCenter tomorrow with The Coach! Here comes Roman Reigns, who seems pretty focused.
My live stream cut out at this point. Returned on a commercial break....
Back from commercial and Reigns is knocked out at ringside while Owens and Del Rio are teaming up on Ziggler. Del Rio notices Reigns getting up so he takes him out again. Del Rio makes his way in the ring, Owens notices Reigns getting up so he tells Del Rio to wait a minute as he heads out and kicks Reigns down then joyfully walks up the steps back into the ring. Del Rio goes to make the pin on Ziggler and Owens pulls him off. Bad move big guy. Del Rio kicks Owens out of the ring, Reigns is in and he takes out Owens. Ziggler meets with Reigns in the ring and its on!
Ziggler getting a ton of near falls and the crowd is eating it up!
Kevin Owens with a cannon ball on Del Rio just as Reigns hits him with a running dropkick. Geezuz. And this crowd is hot! Owens! Reigns! Owens goes for the Pop-Up Powerbomb... Superman Punch! SPEAR! REIGNS GETS THE PIN ON OWENS! Roman Reigns is the new #1 Contender for Seth Rollins WWE World Heavyweight Championship!
Roman Reigns gets in Seth Rollins' face as they stare down the WWE Championship. Reigns pats the title and walks away. Little bit of respect there. I bet this will explain Dean Ambrose's eventual heel turn...