Jon Stewart made good on accepting Seth Rollin’s challenge to appear on the WWE stage at Monday Night Raw. The following results of WWE Raw and video are provided by wwe.com.
Dean Ambrose def. Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett
Dean Ambrose and Bad News Barrett’s rivalry came to a head on Raw after Ambrose ran off with the Intercontinental title. Right as Barrett seemed primed from revenge, he was robbed once again by R-Truth from the commentary table. With Barrett in a frenzy, Ambrose was right there to take the match with dirty deeds.
Bray Wyatt addressed The Undertaker
Bray Wyatt has had it out for the Undertaker for weeks, calling out the deadman for a WrestleMania matchup. Watch his fiery call out of the night.
The Usos & Naomi def. WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd & Natalya
Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Natalya fell short in Mixed Tag Team action against The Usos & Naomi. Everyone battled in a huge scuffle, with Natalya subbing in and re-injuring her already damaged leg, prompting Kidd to spell her moments later. An oncoming double-superkick caused Kidd to flee the ring in terror and tag in. Naomi quickly pounced with a rollup moments later.
John Cena def. Curtis Axel
Just after Cena declared himself an entrant into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Stephanie McMahon shot him down. She all but banned him from a spot on the WrestleMania card altogether unless he convinced Rusev to give him the U.S Title rematch.
McMahon then placed him into the match with Axel to prove her point. Cena submitted Axel with the STF despite the Ax Man’s best effort. Hoewever, it would not prove to be enough to convince Rusev to grant Cena the title opportunity at WrestleMania.
Triple H ‘fired’ Booker T
The next victim of the Game’s zero-tolerance policy turned out to be Booker T, whose criticism of Triple H and lukewarm assessment of his chances against Sting earned him an on-the-spot firing. Of course, the dismissal turned out to be little more than a farce designed to display Triple H’s power, and Booker was allowed to return to the commentary table in one piece. Triple H won’t pass up on any opportunity to demonstrate the power of his position.
Paige def. Divas Champion Nikki Bella via Disqualification
Despite Nikki’s unexpected deployment of power maneuvers, Paige rallied to get the PTO until Brie jumped The Diva to end the bout in a disqualification. After the final bell, AJ Lee made her way down to the ring and joined forces with Paige to drive Nikki and Brie back.
Jon Stewart crashed ‘The Daily Show with Seth Rollins’
Jon Stewart ended up accepting Rollins’ challenge to appear on Raw. Stewart stepped up to Rollins and questioned the legitimacy of his briefcase. J&J Security advanced on the outmatched anchor as Randy Orton showed up. The Apex Predator’s arrival stopped Rollins as he was set to punish the Comedy Central icon. Stewart delivered a thundering low blow to Rollins and made a quick escape from the ring in his home state of New Jersey.
Daniel Bryan def. Luke Harper
The “Yes!” Man sent the bearded rival back to the swamp. Beaten to a pulp by Harper, Bryan was out on his feet thanks to repeated attacks on his surgically repaired neck. Bryan barely survived, but managed to reverse Harper’s crossface into the “Yes!” Lock for a quick tapout.
Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns
Paul Heyman said Roman Reigns didn’t have any chance of defeating champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. To combat that claim, Reigns took it to Seth Rollins. Mr. Money in the Bank wasn’t exactly on his game after suffering the low blow, but he managed to take the W. A big back body drop off the top from Reigns led to a one-armed sit-out powerbomb and the Superman Punch that followed set up for the Spear. Orton’s timely trip-up, allowed Rollins to claim the win with a rollup. A furious Reigns didn’t let the loss sink in for long, taking out the entire Authority singlehandedly (with the exception of Orton).