So That Happened: #RAW Recap (04/06/15)


Michael Cole is still absent. Byron Saxton is on commentary with JBL and Booker T

Meanwhile, Big Show is outside posing with the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal Trophy.

Seth Rollins and The Authority are in the ring.

Seth Rollins tries to speak, but keeps getting drowned out by the boos of the WWE Universe. Big Show takes the mic and demands the WWE Universe show Seth Rollins respect. Rollins says the fans are just jealous, and he would be jealous of him too.

Seth Rollins sends well wishes to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, who are on vacation. Rollins says they deserve a vacation, then credits Triple H and Stephanie McMahon on putting on one of the most incredible Wrestlemanias of all time.

After a “You Sold Out” chant, Seth Rollins says he thought the WWE Universe was over this. Rollins reminds the fans that they’re a week removed from Wrestlemania and he’s the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Rollins says the biggest takeaway from Wrestlemania was that The Authority always wins.

Seth Rollins says Wrestlemania is about creating moments and The Authority created moments all night long. Rollins hypes Triple H “single handedly” beating Sting at Wrestlemania, then Big Show cementing his legacy as the greatest giant of all time after winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal Trophy. Seth Rollins turns his attention to Kane, then after some awkwardness, says Kane was there too.


Big Show says he is the greatest giant of all time and that the WWE Roster is under his shadow. Show says Wrestlemania ended with a new WWE Champion, and a champion who has honor, dignity and respect. Rollins thanks Big Show and says the future is now. Rollins calls himself the greatest WWE World Heavyweight Champion of all time.

Big Show tells Seth Rollins that they should think him for giving everyone an epic memory at Wrestlemania, that will live forever on the WWE Network. Seth Rollins turns to Kane again, then has nothing to say.

Rollins tells Kane to speak. Kane tries to speak, but gets interrupted by Randy Orton. Randy Orton congratulates Seth Rollins on his Wrestlemania Moment, but says it doesn’t change the fact that Rollins got hit with the most spectacular RKO of Orton’s career. After an RKO chant, Seth Rollins tells Orton that he sees things glass half-empty. Rollins calls Orton a whiny, little complainer.

Randy Orton says he deserves a chance to face Seth Rollins again, but this time for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Orton wants Kane to make the match. After a “YES/Kane” chant, Orton asks Kane if he needs to call his Mom/Dad before doing so. Kane tells Orton he is still in a position of power and deserves some respect.

Kane tells Randy Orton that unfortunately for him, there are other Superstars worthy of contention.

Kane makes a Number One Contenders Triple Threat Match, where the winner will face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules. It’ll be Roman Reigns vs. Ryback vs. Randy Orton. Kane tells Randy Orton that each participant in the Triple Threat Match will have a match beforehand. Randy Orton’s match is next against Kane.

Match 01: Randy Orton vs. Kane

Randy Orton hits Kane with a Powerslam on Kane.

Kane hits Randy Orton with a chair.

Winner: Randy Orton (via DQ)

Post-Match, Kane tries to take Randy Orton out with a Chokeslam on the chair, but Randy Orton goes for an RKO.

Thank You AJ:

Backstage: Brad Maddox tells Kane that he thought he showed leadership. Kane asks Brad Maddox who the hell does he think he is.

Seth Rollins barges in and scolds Kane, saying says he’s tired of Kane not pulling his weight around here. Rollins tells Kane that everyone in The Authority gets that they’re supposed to protect him, except for Kane. Kane says he’s the only one who really gets it because Rollins won the Money In The Bank because of him and that Rollins wouldn’t even be champion right now if it wasn’t for him. Kane says he’s Director Of Operations and it’s his job to do what’s Best For Business and Rollins defending his title against viable opponents is good business.

Kane calls Seth Rollins out on being afraid of Randy Orton. Rollins says he’s not scared of anyone, especially Randy Orton. Rollins thinks what would be Best For Business is if Kane would step down as Director Of Operators. Rollins thinks Triple H and Stephanie would agree with him, but Kane reminds Rollins that they’re away on a well deserved vacation on a private island on the South Pacific with no cellphone or internet connections.  Kane tells Rollins he’s in charge tonight, whether Rollins likes it or not. Seth Rollins storms off.

Seth Rollins comes back to argue with Kane some more, saying when Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come back, he’s going to have to answer to them. Kane reminds Rollins that he’s it’s his job to do what’s best for business. Kane thinks what’s Best For Business is to put Seth Rollins in a match next.

Match 02: Seth Rollins vs. ???

Seth Rollins is interrupted by Neville.

An NXT chant breaks out.

Seth Rollins does a mock introduction for Neville. Rollins tells Neville he just made his RAW debut and now he’s standing in the ring with the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Rollins tells Neville to tell the WWE Universe about himself.

Seth Rollins takes the mic away from him, claiming Neville is nervous because he’s a rookie. Rollins calls Neville a pipsqueak and tells him to sit this one out. Neville responds by kicking Rollins.

Match 02: Seth Rollins vs. Neville

Neville counters Seth Rollins.

Neville hits a hurricanrana on Seth Rollins, followed by a Springboard Splash.

Seth Rollins hits Neville with a clothesline.

Neville counters Seth Rollins’ Turnbuckle Power Bomb.

Neville goes for the Red Arrow but gets distracted by J & J Security. Seth Rollins catches the Turnbuckle Powerbomb on Neville, followed by the Curb Stomp.

Winner: Seth Rollins

Post-Match, Seth Rollins does another Curb Stomp to Neville.


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