So That Happened: #RAW Recap (05/04/15)


RAW begins with Randy Orton.

Randy Orton calls Payback a fitting name for a PPV because Payback is what he’s going to get in 2 weeks against Seth Rollins. Randy Orton brings up the triple-threat match at Payback with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Orton says Reigns will feel bitter disappointment, but that’s not his problem because Orton is walking out of WWE Payback as WWE Champion.

Randy Orton says there’s not a damn thing Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins can do about it, until he’s interrupted by Roman Reigns.

Roman Reigns tells Randy Orton that everything he said isn’t going to go down like that. Reigns says if anyone is getting Payback against Seth Rollins, it’s him. Reigns is drowned out by a loud RKO chant. Reigns tells Orton that the fans don’t fight for him.


Randy Orton tells Roman Reigns he’s going get “Payback on Payback” then asks is he just gonna stand there and watch Roman Reigns do it. Roman Reigns tells Orton can do what he wants, but if he gets involved, he won’t be standing.

Roman Reigns brings up his past with Randy Orton and Orton reminds Reigns that he is a 12 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, who has also been in 12 consecutive Wrestlemanias.

Randy Orton asks Roman Reigns how many Wrestlemanias he’s been in and how many World Title Reigns has he had. Orton tells Reigns has a lot of catching up to do, but Reigns reminds Orton that he beat Orton at Summerslam. Reigns says he has no problem beating Randy Orton one more time and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Randy Orton and Roman Reigns are interrupted by The New Day.

Xavier Woods tells Randy Orton and Roman Reigns that all this negativity has to stop, but is interrupted by a New Day Sucks” chant. Xavier Woods says since The New Day are the only champions out here, he feels the burden falls on them to spread the Power Of Positivity. Kofi Kingston chimes in saying P.O.P, holdin’ it down.

Xavier Woods tells Orton and Reigns that they’re negative and no one cares about their “Montreal Boo-Hoo” job. Woods says those days are over and today is a New Day.

Kofi Kingston reminds Randy Orton and Roman Reigns of their past failures against Seth Rollins, but says what’s in the past is in the past because today is a New Day and New Day Rocks.

Big E. tells Roman Reigns to not let it bother him that he has never won the big one. Big E tells Randy Orton to not let it bother him that not only does Seth Rollins have his number, but Rollins has his number on speed dial.

Big E. tells Randy Orton and Roman Reigns that they have a chance to turn their luck around around by clapping with The New Day. The New Day tries to get Randy Orton and Roman Reigns to clap.

After Randy Orton and Roman Reigns’ mock The New Day, The New Day inform Orton and Reigns that Kane made a match where it will be Orton and Reigns vs. All 3 Members of The New Day.

Match 01: The New Day vs. Randy Orton and Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns hits a Samoan Drop.

The New Day gets the advantage.

CM Punk chants break out.

Randy Orton gets the hot tag.

Randy Orton catches Kofi Kingston with a Springboard Powerslam.

Roman Reigns hits Big E with the Superman Punch.

Randy Orton drops Kofi Kingston with the DDT.

Xavier Woods tries to stop Randy Orton but gets hit with an RKO.

Roman Reigns accidentally hits Randy Orton with a spear.


Kofi Kingston takes advantage and pins Randy Orton.


Winners: The New Day

Post-Match, Kane tells Roman Reigns and Randy Orton that there is no shame in losing to the WWE World Tag Team Champions and if their evening was ending, they could leave with their heads held high. Kane says he sees Orton and Reigns still have tension and he wants to exploit that. Kane makes Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns the Main Event for RAW tonight because it’s “Best For Business.”

Backstage: Kane walks by as The New Day continues to celebrate.

Kane bumps into Seth Rollins, who tells Kane that it’s funny that Kane thinks that putting Roman Reigns against Randy Orton will make a difference. Rollins calls Kane a spoiled rotten kid who has been bad but is trying to make amends to impress Santa Claus. Rollins says The Authority will be back and he will have to answer to them.

Kane says he can’t relate to Seth Rollins’ Santa analogy because he used to sit in a chimney and wait for Santa to show up so he can burn his testicles.

Kane says he can’t have Seth Rollins, the WWE Champion, not having a match when his opponents have a match tonight. Kane makes a match between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose tonight with J & J Security banned.

Seth Rollins argues with Kane, saying he’s beaten Dean Ambrose already, and that Dean Ambrose is just going to try and soften him up for Payback. Kane suggests Rollins wrestle with one hand tied behind his back, or tied to the post or his ankles tied together.

Kane tells Rollins to say one word and he will change the match to one of those stipulations. Rollins almost speaks, but decides to storm off instead.

Renee Young speaks with Ryback:

Ryback says he doesn’t know why Bray Wyatt did what he did, but he is no stranger to facing fear. Ryback tries to talk but gets drowned out by Goldberg chants. Ryback responds that he loves Goldberg too and if you ignore the chant, the fans just keep doing it. The fans start chanting “Feed Me More.”

Ryback starts talking about his injury and how top doctors said he will never wrestle again. Ryback says he has had to face fear before and takes fear and negativity, and turns them into positives. Rybakc says he wakes up hungry to be the best and to be a rolemodel for kids. Ryback continues talking about what motivates him and then starts a “Feed Me More” chant.

Ryback says he does this for the WWE Universe and says life is about doing your best and coming out and screaming “Feed Me More.” Ryback tells Bray Wyatt that he doesn’t scare him, but he woke Ryback up and Ryback is starving. Ryback tells Wyatt that he’s starving and it’s feeding time.

Ryback gets interrupted by Bray Wyatt.

Bray Wyatt says this inhuman world makes inhuman monsters. Wyatt calls Ryback out on painting himself as untouchable, but thinks deep down he is a scared boy. Wyatt says it is the fear that molds us all and that we fear the dark and unknown. Bray Wyatt tells Ryback that everything he loves and that he is afraid to lose is all going fade away. Wyatt says in time, Ryback will fade away as well. Wyatt tells Ryback to run.

Match 02: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. The Ascension

Cesaro gets the hot tag and destroys Viktor with uppercuts.


Cesaro/Tyson Kidd hit the Swing/Dropkick Combo on Viktor.

Winners: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro

Backstage: Renee Young asks Seth Rollins about his reaction tonight against Dean Ambrose. Rollins tells Renee that there is no point to having this match and secondly, Kane is a moron. Rollins walks off.

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