WWE Raw Results – January 5, 2015

– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a video looking back at how Seth Rollins forced John Cena to reinstate The Authority last week.

– We’re live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Booker T and JBL on commentary. The ring is filled with and surrounded by WWE Superstars and Divas.

– John Cena is in the ring with a mic and fans boo before he can speak.

Cena says The Authority gathered everyone here but he wants to apologize first. Cena apologizes to everyone for going back on his word and bringing The Authority back. He talks about how saving Edge was more important than The Authority coming back to power. Triple H’s music interrupts and out he comes to the stage with Stephanie McMahon.

Stephanie says being sad is no way to start the first RAW of the year and she gets the crowd hype. Triple H brings up Sting and calls him a painted face goof. Triple H says WWE was a sinking ship but it’s back to where it should be now, thanks to one man… the future of WWE. Triple H introduces Seth Rollins and out he comes by himself. Rollins gives a shout out to Cena and wishes him a happy new year. Triple H announces the WWE World Heavyweight Title Match at Royal Rumble will now be a Triple Threat with Brock Lesnar defending against John Cena and Seth Rollins. Stephanie says tonight is John Cena Appreciation Night. Triple H says this is a new WWE, a new Authority and you’ll get out what you put in. He says everyone will get what they deserve. He announces Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title.

– We go to the announcers and Cole confirms Jerry Lawler is recovering from being hospitalized with diverticulitis. They announce Roman Reigns vs. Big Show and Seth Rollins vs. Ryback for tonight. Also, the Ambulance Match with Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose. We go to commercial.

WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler

Back from the break and Eden doe formal ring introductions while Bad News Barrett and Dolph Ziggler wait. They lock up and Ziggler goes for the leg.

Barrett takes Ziggler to the corner and works him over. Barrett with a suplex for a 2 count. Ziggler comes back with a 2 count. Barrett counters in the corner and hits a big kick to the gut. Barrett stomps and covers for another pin attempt. Barrett with a headlock now. Barrett drops Ziggler and covers again. Barrett drops a knee and applies another headlock. Ziggler ends up countering and pinning Ziggler out of nowhere for the win.

Winner of Fall #1: Dolph Ziggler

– After the bell, Barrett immediately attacks Ziggler and beats him down. Barrett throws Ziggler out of the ring and tosses him into the barrier twice. Barrett slams Ziggler face first into the announce table and throws him into the steps. Barrett slams Ziggler’s face into the steps as fans boo. Barrett whips Ziggler hard into the ring post. Barrett whips Ziggler into the apron and pulls him into the ring. Barrett rams Ziggler into the ring post shoulder first, twice. Kane’s music hits and out he comes to the stage with a microphone. Kane informs us that this is a 2 of 3 Falls Match and tells the referee to ring the bell.

Barrett nails a big boot and Wasteland on Ziggler for the pin.

Winner of Fall #2: Bad News Barrett

– Trainers come in the ring to check on Ziggler as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Ziggler is getting to his feet as we get the bell. Barrett runs over him with a big boot. He goes for Wasteland and nails it but Ziggler kicks out. Kane watches from ringside as Barrett covers for another 2 count. Barrett with right hands now.

Barrett works Ziggler over on the ropes and boots him again for another 2 count. Ziggler fights back but Barrett side steps a dropkick and drops down on Ziggler for another 2 count. Barrett with elbows to the neck now. Ziggler comes back and hits a dropkick but misses a splash in the corner. Barrett drops a knee for another 2 count. Barrett lays Ziggler over the top and works him over. Barrett with a running knee to the gut for a 2 count. Barrett keeps control but misses in the corner. Ziggler hits a splash and a neckbreaker. Ziggler kicks the knee out but misses the Fame-asser. Barrett nails Winds of Change for a close 2 count. Ziggler blocks the Bullhammer and nails a superkick. Kane distracts Ziggler but gets kicked off the apron. Ziggler turns around to a Bullhammer for the win.

Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bad News Barrett

– After the match, Kane joins Barrett in the ring to celebrate as Ziggler is out on the mat.

– As part of Cena Appreciation Night, we see highlights from Cena’s WWE debut against Kurt Angle and his handshake with The Undertaker. Cena Appreciation Night will continue as The Authority thanks him. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and we get a look at the feud between Roman Reigns and Big Show.

– Reigns is backstage with Renee Young. She asks what we can expect tonight. Reigns isn’t sure about what to expect from Show but he says Show can expect a man faster and stronger. Show can expect him, believe that.

– Bray Wyatt is backstage talking about Dean Ambrose and their match tonight. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and we get a look at the feud between Roman Reigns and Big Show.

– Reigns is backstage with Renee Young. She asks what we can expect tonight. Reigns isn’t sure about what to expect from Show but he says Show can expect a man faster and stronger. Show can expect him, believe that.

– Bray Wyatt is backstage talking about Dean Ambrose and their match tonight. Back to commercial.

The Ascension vs. Two Local Wrestlers

Back from the break and out comes Konnor and Viktor of The Ascension. They take the mic and diss Demolition and The Road Warriors. They welcome us to the Wasteland as their opponents wait. Viktor starts out and unloads on his opponent. Konnor tags in and knocks the other guy off the apron. They hit Fall of Man for the easy win.

Winners: The Ascension

– Rusev and Lana are backstage. They will celebrate the Russian Christmas in a few days and offer this advice: America needs to keep their nose out of Russia’s business and every other country. Rusev rips America and says there’s only one man who can lead the world – Vladimir Putin. Fans boo. Lana praises Rusev and that’s it.

Roman Reigns vs. Big Show

We go to the ring and Roman Reigns makes his way out through the crowd. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Big Show. Reigns ducks a punch and backs Show against the ropes to start the match. Show nails a big spear for a 2 count.

Show starts beating Reigns around the ring now. Show with a big scoop slam. Show walks on top of Reigns as fans boo him. Show with more stomps now. Show keeps control and smiles as he kicks Reigns over and covers for another 2 count. Show talks trash to Reigns while he’s down. Reigns fights back with body shots but Show catches him in a bear hug. Reigns fights out with elbows. He staggers Show and ducks a punch. Reigns with a big clothesline that takes Show down. Reigns hits a Samoan Drop. Show blocks a Superman punch and sends Reigns over the top rope.

Show follows and they brawl at ringside. Show drops Reigns with a big kick. Show grabs the steel steps and rams Reigns in the face for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Roman Reigns

– After the bell, Show tosses Reigns into the ring and grabs the steel steps. Show charges but Reigns spears him and the steps fall on Show’s head. Trainers come in to check on Big Show as Reigns’ music plays.

– We get a look at Triple H adding Rollins to Lesnar vs. Cena earlier tonight and Stephanie announcing Cena Appreciation Night. A celebration will take place later. Back to commercial.

Nikki Bella vs. Natalya

Back from the break and WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella is in the ring with Brie Bella. Natalya is out next and she’s told Tyson Kidd to stay in the back. Paige makes her way out next and she hugs Natalya on the apron. Paige watches from ringside as they lock up and Natalya takes it to the corner.

Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter after taking control of Nikki early on but Nikki comes back. She’s distracted by Paige and Brie arguing at ringside. Paige tosses Brie into the barrier, distracting Nikki and allowing for Natalya to get the win.

Winner: Natalya

– After the match, Nikki comes in for the attack but Paige fights back and drops her with a big superkick. Paige and Natalya pose together as The Bellas retreat.

– Dean Ambrose is backstage with words for Bray Wyatt and their Ambulance Match. Back to commercial.

Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper

Back from the break and out comes Erick Rowan. His former partner Luke Harper is out next.

Before the match begins, Eden introduces the special referees for this match – Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury. They come out in referee gear. Harper starts off by taking control and beating Rowan into the corner. Rowan with a splash in the corner. Rowan goes to charge in the opposite corner but the referees get in the way. Rowan ends up dropping Harper with a spin kick but the referees stall on his pin. Fans boo as Rowan yells at Noble and Mercury. Rowan turns around to a huge shot from Harper and a very fast count from the referees.

Winner: Luke Harper

– After the match, Harper and The Stooges bully Rowan around.

– We get another Cena Appreciation Night video. Back to commercial.

– We see a video from earlier today where Alicia Fox approached Naomi backstage and said even though they’re on opposite ides of the match tonight, there’s no beef between them. Alicia brings up how she’s on Total Divas and rubs it in Naomi’s face that she was pulled from the show. Alicia attacks Naomi and slams her face into the table. Alicia screams as some of the other Divas come over to check on Naomi.

– We get a look at the Ambrose vs. Wyatt feud.

Ambulance Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose

Back from the break and we see the ambulance backed up near the stage. Eden explains the rules and Dean Ambrose makes his way out to a pop. Bray Wyatt is out next. They go at it and brawl around the ring to start. Ambrose tosses Wyatt over the announce table. Ambrose runs off of the announce table and decks Wyatt with a right hand before pushing him into the crowd.

Back from another break and Wyatt is in control. He goes for Sister Abigail at one point but it’s blocked. They fight up to the stage near the ambulance and go at it back and forth. Wyatt throws Ambrose in the back of the ambulance but Ambrose throws a chair out of it and knocks Wyatt down after leaping on him. Ambrose puts Wyatt in the ambulance and shuts one of the doors but Wyatt comes right out. Wyatt sends Ambrose face first into the back of the ambulance door twice.

They fight back to the stretcher and Ambrose bounces off of it with a big clothesline. Ambrose beats on Wyatt with the backboard from the stretcher. Ambrose brings a table over and is limping. He lays Wyatt on it and hits him. Ambrose hops up on the stage and makes his way on top of the ambulance. Ambrose leaps off the ambulance and puts Wyatt through the table. Ambrose picks Wyatt up to put him in the ambulance but Wyatt nails Sister Abigail out of nowhere onto the back of the ambulance. Wyatt puts Ambrose in and shuts one of the doors but Ambrose fights out. Wyatt hits him with Sister Abigail into the floor. Wyatt puts Ambrose back into the ambulance and slams the door for the win.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

– The bell rings and Wyatt’s music hits. The sirens start up on the ambulance and it pulls off as Wyatt laughs.

– We get a look back at Cena and The Authority from earlier tonight. Back to commercial.

Naomi and The Usos vs. Alicia Fox, Damien Sandow and The Miz

Back from the break and out comes Naomi with WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. The team of Alicia Fox, Damien Sandow and The Miz is out next.

Naomi unloads on Alicia to start the match. Miz comes in as does one of the Usos. Miz and Jey Uso go at it now. Miz hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Jimmy finally comes in and unloads on Miz. Alicia gets in the way but Naomi takes her out. Miz ends up rolling Jimmy up with a handful of tights for the win when Jimmy was distracted by Naomi on the apron.

Winners: The Miz, Damien Sandow and Alicia Fox

Ryback vs. Seth Rollins and Kane

Back from a commercial and Ryback makes his way out to a big pop. Seth Rollins is out next with Mercury and Noble.

Before the match begins, Kane comes out and forgot to mention earlier that this match is now a handicap match with Kane and Rollins vs. Ryback. Fans chant “feed me more” as we get ready to start.

Ryback and Kane go at it to start. Ryback with a Thesz press and a splash for a 2 count. Kane runs into a boot and gets clotheslined. Ryback with splashes. Rollins tags in and they double team Ryback in the corner. Rollins works Ryback over in the corner but Ryback turns it around and beats Rollins around. Ryback sends Kane to the floor and presses Rollins off the top to the mat. Ryback throws Rollins to the floor and stands alone in the ring as fans chant. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Kane is in control of Ryback. Ryback catches him with a belly to belly suplex. Ryback knocks Rollins off the apron. Rollins tags in and drops Ryback for a 2 count. Kane comes back in and they keep Ryback grounded. Rollins and Kane with more tags and offense. Ryback finally counters and hits a suplex on Kane. Rollins runs in and misses a splash. Ryback with a big back drop and powerslam on Rollins. Rollins counters a powerbomb but misses a kick. Ryback slams Rollins with a spinebuster and knocks Kane off the apron. The Stooges distract Ryback but he still hits a Meathook on Rollins. Kane stops Shellshocked from happening. Ryback fights Kane off and hits Shellshocked on him. Rollins is still the legal man and hits a Curb Stomp on Ryback. Rollins hits a second Curb Stomp on Ryback for the win.

Winners: Kane and Seth Rollins

– Rollins, Kane, Mercury and Noble stand over Ryback and taunt him after the match. Back to commercial.

Adam Rose vs. Big E

Back from the break and Adam Rose is out. Big E is next with New Day partners Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. They go back and forth until two masked Rosebuds hit the ring and destroy Big E for the disqualification. They unmask themselves and it’s Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. They celebrate with the Rosebuds and mock The New Day after taking them out.

– We see The Authority backstage. Up next, appreciation for John Cena. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and out comes Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. She’s honored to be here to celebrate John Cena Appreciation Night. She says Cena knows what’s best for business – reinstating The Authority. Stephanie introduces Cena and out he comes as she and Triple H clap.

Triple H show footage of Cena reinstating them last week. Triple H does a lot of talking and says maybe Cena finally sees past the “hustle, loyalty and respect” crap to realize that nothing matters but the ring and what’s best for business. Triple H says he appreciates Cena from the bottom of his heart. Triple H brings out Ryback, Erick Rowan and Dolph Ziggler to the ring.

Triple H welcomes them to John Cena Appreciation Night. He says they proved their admiration for Cena when they unwisely joined his team at Survivor Series. Triple H says Cena threw them all back into the fire when he brought The Authority back. Triple H addresses Rowan first and discusses his punishment with Stephanie. They talk about how many days they’re going to give Ryback and Ziggler also. Stephanie and Triple H have a private discussion about their punishments and walk up to the stage. They turn and face the Superstars in the ring. Stephanie says Ziggler, Rowan and Ryback are all fired and they can thank Cena. Triple H tells everyone to give it up for Cena. Music plays as confetti and balloons fall from the rafters. Stephanie and Triple H kiss as Cena looks on stunned. RAW goes off the air with confetti falling all over a worried looking Cena.

  • The_Bryan

    Woman Reigns lol

  • Arvind

    They’re never letting Ambrose win anything are they?

    • Creature_of_the_Night

      Considering how bad he has been doing, and his pops are getting smaller and smaller – probably a good thing.

  • Hindu

    The booking of Bray Wyatt reminds me of Undertaker’s booking when he debuted. They booked him super strong even against the likes of Hogan and Warrior.

  • luke1992

    WHAT THE FU** AUTHOURITY NEED TO LEAVE THEY JUST FIRED 3 PEOPLE

  • Logan

    Not sure if anyone else agrees but I LOVED the ending segment of RAW. The confetti and balloons falling while HHH and Stephanie kiss on the stage was just brilliant. So sarcastic and brilliant.

    Stephanie McMahon is such a good heel. She genuinely pisses me off hah.

    • logan

      stephanie sucks

    • Creature_of_the_Night

      The only problem is we’ve seen that cr*p a million times before – the whole authority thing is played out.

      • tkthetank

        Football, baseball… any sport its always the same with different characters. It was Vin Mac in the 90’s, Vicky G. In the late 00’s and now HHH/Steph in the 10’s. The ending was great.

        • Creature_of_the_Night

          I’m talking storyline, not sport.

          When TNA does things again, the Universe cries about it.

          WWE must be big with environmentalists, because they sure recycle.

          • tkthetank

            You must be big with bridges bc youre an annoying troll.

    • Kifo Kongstin

      I loved the part where Stephanie fucked up her line and said “It is a great honor to be here with everyone in the office, uh…..audience.” LMFAO

  • COTN

    I wonder how long this storyline will last for? probably till this week’s SmackDown!

  • tj

    what a f*CKING GAY RAW

  • UrbanHermit

    But I’m just a hater right?

    • Creature_of_the_Night

      It is unwritten rule on IWC not to criticize WWE.

      Or if you do – say one bad thing and 50 good things about WWE.

      You aren’t supposed to hate everything about WWE.

      It is mortal sin.

    • Creature_of_the_Night

      shhhhhhhh

      You aren’t supposed to make it known others besides me don’t like WWE.

      shhhhhhhh

  • The_Bryan

    Soon as I start back watching, the shit sucks.

  • Anol Protim Boruah

    i’m sure the role of Cena in this storyline was originally made for CM Punk, he knew how stupid it was so refused the role and left WWE for good. I’m damn sure now!

  • http://marcktvmovies.blogspot.mx/ Marck-WWEDivas

    Good first RAW not the best but good.

  • Jarryd

    Anyone else notice in the opening segment Stardust wearing a painted face mask? Must have been too lazy to paint himself up.

    P.S what a great guest star this week! Bilbo Baggins going up against the Acension was must see television :P

  • ATLANTIS

    “Ziggler ends up countering and pinning Ziggler out of nowhere for the win.”

    The person who writes up the results must have an injoke with someone, because at least once a week someone pins or submits themselves

    • tkthetank

      Im glad im not the only one that noticed

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    That Ascension promo was an abomination.

    It came off really bad – and for more than the obvious reasons too.

    Everyone knows they are rip-offs – but to acknowledge it? – it killed it right there.

    And they don’t fit the gimmick.

    • tobimobi

      I totally agree with you on that one.

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    RAW getting worse – I can hear Vince now:

    BRING BACK THE OLD GUYS ALREADY!

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    That 2005, I believe: Road Warriors dvd?

    The biography on them is great on there.

    Road Warriors and Demolition are my 2 fave teams of all time – and the best.

    5 greatest teams ever:

    1. Road Warriors (that’s what I call them)
    2. Demolition (they were rip-offs originally, but somehow made it their own – love these guys – they did that because they were both great wrestlers)
    3. Rock n Roll Express (loved the way they worked the ring – and they had the best hot tags ever – the crowd erupted – Ricky Morton was great)
    4. Midnight Express (their matches with Rock n Roll were beautiful – like ballet – Lane or Condrey? Doesn’t matter. Eaton was awesome)
    5. Tully and Arn/Brainbusters (nuff said)

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    I was watching Wrestlemanias 1, 4 and 5 this past weekend.

    Jesse and Gorilla were the best ever. I wouldn’t think of fast forwarding anything like I do today – because Gorilla and Jesse were just so good to listen to.

    When I think back – I think Gorilla and Jesse are a big part of what made WWF so great – the way they call a match.

    It made things so much better.

    Lawler and JR were great FOR A WHILE.

    Now – Lawler is an old man and his shtick is tired, NEVER liked Cole and that creepy smile of his – JBL gets old quick.

    Jesse and Gorilla – I could just listen to them call matches all days – argue a little – and they have insight. Funny and great calls of match.

    I think Wrestlemania 1 may be the best called event ever.

    (Bundy match)

    Gorilla: Look at that cranium!
    Jesse: HA HA HA (evil laugh)

    Just little things.

    Wrestlemania IV Jesse and Gorilla were really on too.

    Just remembering the greatest announce team EVER……IN…….THE…….BIZ!

    NOTHING in WWE is any good any more.

    I don’t care how hung on a cross I get for saying it.

    • tobimobi

      You would enjoy the TNT on the network I think.

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    Ascension killed themselves with that promo yesterday.

    They were getting lukewarm reactions anyways.

    Sidenote: IT IS AMAZING how the Rotunda/Good feud has bombed.

    WWE somewhat gave Ambrose/Good the ball, and he has fumbled BIG TIME.

    Green slime and mustard killed Good.

    Plus his voice is annoying and it is turning out he isn’t as good a talker as people thought.

    Rotunda has been weak on mic too – one trick pony.

    Nowhere to go with his character anymore.

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    After RAWs like yesterday’s:

    It boggles my mind how people could hang me on a cross for not liking WWE and thinking they aren’t what they used to be.

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    Why do I get the feeling the Universe is in for another cr*ppy Mania?

    The last Mania I saw was WM26 in Arizona, and I was there.

    The last truly great Mania was 23 in Detroit and yes, I was there too.

    27,28,29, and 30 were terrible.

    And I don’t need to see them to know that.

    You should be happy, Universe – you always say i shouldn’t watch – so I didn’t see those Manias.

  • RReigns15 #NewDay

    That Hustle Loyalty and Respect crap AND BULL****!

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    I think the Universe hates me because I bring to light the things wrong with WWE.

    I hate WWE and give valid reasons for it.

    I expose what cr*p WWE really is.

    I don’t live in LA LA land.

    Or Vince land.

    Jim Jones had nothing on Vinnie Mac.

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    Never know why hating WWE evokes such hatred.

    It’s not like WWE hasn’t done things to deserve it….especially if someone is more old school and long time wrestling fan.

    Why is it ok to worship WWE on boards, or say positive things about them, but if someone totally hates them – it’s a mortal sin and capital offense?

    • tkthetank

      We dont hate you because you hate WWE.

      We hate you bc of your shitty personality.

      • ManxMadcat

        Just remember the guy’s playing a character and blurring the lines between reality and gimmick because that’s the ‘edgy’ thing to do, and we are all falling for it because it’s no longer 1997 and we have forgotten what ‘good’ wrestling is due to our overexposure to WWE’s current toned down product. That’s the whole point of their ‘attitude’ – to ironically give us the ‘attitude’ that the WWE product has missed since, oh about 2002. But don’t go pointing that out or you’ll be inundated with a barrage of deflection and denial, because it’s such a dedicated act! Take it all with a huge whopping great lump of salt.

  • Creature_of_the_Night

    The world would be a better place without Universe members.

  • Kifo Kongstin

    This is a perfect setup for Royal Rumble. Next Monday on RAW, Triple H and Stephanie will announce that if John Cena beat Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins and becomes new WWE champion at RR, then Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, and Eric Rowan will all be rehired. But if Cena loses, then he is fired the next night on RAW.