Heading into the excitement of Fastlane, last night’s WWE Raw set up some exciting storylines heading into the inaugural weekend event. From John Cena’s confrontation with Rusev to Daniel Bryana’s Big Showdown, here are the results of last night’s Raw.
John Cena Confronted Rusev
Rusev previously humiliated John Cena with a thum to his injured eye and a slam into the LED display. The former world champion fought back on the opening of Raw with reckless abandon, tossing Rusev into the LED screen and hammering down with 10 punches to the head to kick of Monday Night Raw.
Dean Ambrose def. Luke Harper
Bad News Barrett has done his best to hold back Dean Ambrose from getting a shot at his Intercontinental title. In the meantime, Ambrose has stayed busy in the ring and proven that he’s a force to be reckoned with as a no.1 contender. Ambrose withstood Harper’s brutal offense and dared to ask for more. With a booming clothesline to Dirty Deeds, Ambrose took the 1-2-3 victory on another addition of Raw.
The New Day def. Gold & Stardust
Not even Dusty Rhodes could mend the relationship between the spacey superstars. What ultimately decided the match was a miscommunication between the brothers that left Goldust open to trouble. Stardust didn’t take to the mishap lightly and struck his brother, leading to the duo’s loss.
Roman Reigns def. Kane via Count-out
While Roman Reigns took on Kane, Daniel Bryan kept the “Yes!” chants going from the Raw commentary table. Reigns took the win by a count-out ruling after Kane took a spear on the outside at a nine-count.
Paige def. Summer Rae
Paige was forced to fight in a Rosebud outfight when the Bellas stole her clothes and hid them from her. The joke ended up backfiring on them, however, when Paige used the PTO to defeat Summer Rae.
Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins via Disqualification
J&J security were up to their usually shenanigans in the matchup, interfering to save Rollings after a superkick-Zig Zag combo. However, the match was thrown out with the interference. Ziggler got the last word in with the assistance of Ryback and Erick Rowan who came to their former teammate’s aid and rushed corporate trio.
Ric Flair warned Triple H about the dangers of facing Sting
Ric Flair went face-to-face with Triple H on Raw to warn him about going up against Sting at Fastlane. To say the least, Triple H was less than welcoming of “The Nature Boy’s” wise words. The COO shoved his idol to the mat and promised that he would beat Sting back into hiding.
Titus O’Neil came to Darren Young’s rescue
Darren Young is back and with the help of of Titus O’ Neil, it looks like the pair have buried the hatchet. The Big Deal was quick to join his former ally and beat back the former NXT Tag Team Champions to cement a little reunion of the Prime Time Players.
Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett def. Damien Mizdow
Mizdow didn’t stand a chance against the Intercontinental Champ, who accepted the offer from The Miz to deal some punishment in exchange for Miz running interference from Dean Ambrose. Despite a solid effort on his part, Miz kept stopping his personal assistant with more outrageous demands. With Mizdow oblivious to Barret’s recovery, the British wrestler sprang with a Bull Hammer and had him down for the count.
WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso & Naomi def. Tyson Kidd & Natalya
The Mixed Tag Team Match between Jimmy Uso and Naomi and Tyson Kidd and Natalya made for an intense husband and wife vs. husband and wife matchup. Kidd constantly baited Jimmy and tagged in Natalya before he fell to a “Uso Crazy.” Kidd was unwilling to mix it up and it ultimately cost the team the match. Naomi reversed the Sharpshooter into a series of rollup and counter-rollup attempts, ultimately claiming victory with a pin on Natalya.
Big Show def. Daniel Bryan via Disqualification
The “Yes!” Man fought Big Show on Raw and likely would have beaten him if not for an untimely interference from Roman Reigns. The giant attacked Bryan with chops to the chest that brought a smile to Reigns’ face at ringside. The Big Dog even repaid Bryan’s distractions from earlier by signing autographs for the “Yes!” Movement right as Bryan snared Show in a sleeper hold. Bryan managed to throw Show over the top rope with a triangle hold, but The Beard got the better of that scenario when he caused Show to accidentally spear Reigns, taking him out of the equation. From there it was relatively clear skies to the Running Knee, only Reigns stormed the ring and Superman Punched Show, ending the bout in a disqualification and handing Bryan the loss on a pivotal WWE Raw.
Catch WWE SmackDown on Syfy to see the events of WWE Raw continue heading into Fastlane.