RAW begins with Seth Rollins and The Authority
After a mixed reaction, Seth Rollins says they chant his name but he knows they loved Randy Orton. Rollins calls Orton’s attack betrayal. Rollins says the WWE Universe doesn’t understand what it means to be betrayed because you have to be a somebody and an important person. Rollins brags that he made it out of Iowa and made something out of his life.
After a loud RKO chant, Seth Rollins says he trusted and vouched for Randy Orton, calling him a friend and family member, but says Orton betrayed him.
Seth Rollins brings up what he did to The Shield, saying it was nothing like he did to The Shield and what he did was a business decision made to secure his future. Rollins says what Orton did was in cold blood and he did it without the tiniest trace of human decency or empathy.
Seth Rollins says for 3 weeks, Randy Orton schemed and conned his way into The Authority and made fools out of everyone, including Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rollins says if it wasn’t for their generosity, none of this would’ve ever happened.
Big Show slowly takes the mic.
Big Show apologizes to Seth Rollins, saying he was partially responsible for this attack. Big Show says Randy Orton betrayed The Authority’s trust.
Big Show says Randy Orton is a slimy no good snake in the grass. Big Show says he crushes snakes under his boot like the Giant he is.
Kane says he is not as gullible as Big Show, but he was suckered in too. Kane vows to never make that mistake again. Jamie Noble tells Rollins that he knows he’s considered the secret weapon of The Authority, but he cares about Rollins. Noble says Rollins is not only his boss, but his friend.
Jamie Noble calls Rollins actions inexcusable and that it really hurt him too. Noble says it also really hurt Joey Mercury. Joey Mercury tries to talk, but just shakes his head and looks down.
Seth Rollins says the only person who will really be hurt is Randy Orton and his ego. Rollins says Orton has never faced anyone like him, then brings up Orton’s Wrestlemania Challenge. Rollins accepts Orton’s challenge, under one condition, face him tonight on RAW.
Seth Rollins continues to run down Randy Orton until Orton’s music plays.
Randy Orton says he’s not the face of the WWE. He’s just the guy, who last week made Seth Rollins look like a little bitch. Orton says he’s also the guy who is going to beat Rollins tonight because he accepts his challenge.
Randy Orton knows tonight it will be 5 on 1 with The Authority, but says Seth Rollins needs all the help he can get because he’s got enough venom for each and every moment of The Authority. Orton says if he gets beaten down by The Authority, it’ll be sweeter to get The Authority at Wrestlemanie. Orton promises to end the future of the WWE.
Match 01: AJ Lee (w/ Paige) vs. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella)
Michael Cole accidentally messes up the start time of Wrestlemania. JBL calls him out for it.
The Bella Twins come out next.
The Bella Twins talk about how AJ Lee and Paige will be unable to get along, saying Paige and AJ Lee have been friends for 5 minutes while they’ve been sisters for life. The Bellas say AJ and Paige will be humiliated at Wrestlemania. The Bellas mock “#GiveDivasAChance” by saying, Give Us A Break.
Nikki Bella starts to do push-ups during the match.
The Commentary team is not doing the Divas any justice.
AJ Lee hits the flying cross body on Nikki Bella.
Paige and Brie Bella start arguing with each other.
Brie Bella attacks Paige from behind, then throws her into the guardrail. Nikki Bella attacks AJ Lee with the Bullhammer.
Nikki Bella hits the Rack Attack on AJ Lee.
Winner: Nikki Bella
Backstage: Renee Young speaks with Kane and Big Show about their role in tonight’s match with Seth Rollins and Randy Orton. Kane says as Director Of Operations, he’s decided that Big Show will be in Seth Rollins corner tonight. Big Show gets angry, saying Kane never talks to him beforehand about this stuff. Kane says he’s the Director Of Operations, he doesn’t answer to Big Show. Big Show and Kane continue arguing until Seth Rollins breaks them up.
Seth Rollins reminds Big Show and Kane that this argument got them sent home last week. Rollins reminds Show and Kane that represent The Authority, which means they represent Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, and they represent Seth Rollins. Rollins asks The Authority how stupid they think they are. Big Show gets in Kane’s face, but stops him. Kane tells Seth Rollins that Stephanie can address them however she pleases, but Rollins can’t.
Kane says he and Big Show feel somewhat responsible for last week, but they kind of enjoyed it. Kane calls out Seth Rollins for being a irresponsible spoiled brat, ever since Kane helped Rollins with the MITB Contract back in June. Kane says it’s about time someone gave Seth Rollins what he deserved. Kane says he won’t be at ringside tonight, and gives Big Show the option not to be in Rollins corner either. Big Show and Kane stare Rollins down before leaving.
Match 02: Ryback vs. The Miz
The Miz says public misteps happen, using Madonna tripping and an example. Miz says just like Madonna is still Madonna, he’s still The Miz. Miz vows to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, especially since he has his personal assistant, Damien Mizdow in the match. Miz says if he doesn’t win, Mizdow will be fired.
Ryback tries to get Damien Mizdow to hit The Miz.
Damien Mizdow balls up his fist, but The Miz fights him off. Miz orders Mizdow to put his fist down.
Ryback hits the Meathook Clothesline on The Miz, followed by The Shell Shock.
Post-Match, Damien Mizdow tries to cool The Miz off, but The Miz takes out Damien Mizdow with a Skull Crushing Finale.
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