JC’s Top Rope Report: The RAW Truth Review For 2.9.15

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Katie Vick Reference To Start RAW? Sure Why Not

Roman Reigns started the show. He said that it doesn’t matter who he has to beat, he will end up defeating Daniel Bryan at Fast Lane and then beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title at Wrestlemania. The crowd booed it pretty heavily. Daniel Bryan came out and thanked Reigns for giving him the opportunity to get the WWE Title shot at Wrestlemania. Bryan said he knows Reigns is bigger and stronger than him, but when it comes to looks they are about even. But he is the better wrestler than Reigns.

The Authority came out. Triple H said Sting has until the end of the night to accept his offer for Fast Lane. Steph said last week Reigns interfered in Seth Rollins match and speared an innocent Big Show. She then called out Bryan for putting Kane in a casket. Bryan said they put him in the match, and considering the things her husband has done in the casket it didn’t seem that bad. Steph said enough is enough, and made a tag match to happen next: Kane/Big Show vs Reigns and Bryan.

Somewhere Teddy Long Is Smiling

The match started back from break. Bryan ducked Kane who went to the outside. Bryan connected on his dive through the ropes. Reigns tagged in  and hit some elbows then a clothesline. Big Show tagged in. Reigns landed some punches and kicks until Show threw him away and tossed him into the corner. Reigns fought back with some corner clotheslines. Big Show went for a chokeslam but Reigns hit a DDT. Show caught Reigns with a headbutt and tagged in Kane. Kane landed some uppercuts then went to a headlock. Reigns fought out and both men made tags. Bryan knocked Kane off the apron then hit some dropkicks and kicks on Big Show in the corner. Bryan landed more kicks and then one to the head. Show and Kane were on the outside. Bryan went to the top but Show and Kane caught him and tossed him hard into the ropes.

Back from break Show had Bryan in a bear hug then body slammed him. Kane came in and went to a bear hug as well. Kane hit a clothesline in the corner followed by a sideslam. Big Show missed a Vader bomb but Kane knocked Reigns off the apron. Bryan went for the YES Lock but Show pulled Bryan out of the ring and tossed him into the timekeeper area. The bell rang for a DQ. Reigns tried to save Bryan but Show took Reigns out with some chair shots. Back in the ring, Reigns recovered with a Superman Punch on Show and more chair shots sending him to the outside. Kane went after Reigns. Bryan came at Kane with a dropkick but Kane moved and Bryan hit the Dropkick on Reigns instead. Reigns recovered and shoved Bryan down.

Triple H said since they have so much chemistry as a team, they will team again later tonight against Kane, Big Show, J & J Security and Seth Rollins.

RAW Is Non Finishes

Seth Rollins vs Ryback. J & J Security caused an early distraction, allowing Rollins to gain the upperhand and sending Ryabck to the outside. J & J sent Ryback into the barricade. Rollins took control back in the ring with an elbow and neckbreaker. Ryback tried fighting out of a headlock but Rollins landed some knees. Ryback eventually connected on a backdrop and followed it up with a Spinebuster. Ryback went for Shell Shocked but J & J came in and interfered, causing a DQ. Rollins eventually hit the Curb Stomp on Ryback.

A Sheamus return promo aired.

Paige defeated Brie Bella with RamPaige.

Didn’t We Just Have Cena Appreciation Night?

Lana and Rusev came out. Lana said John Cena should be honored to face Rusev. Lana said they know that John Cena has accomplished a lot of the WWE and his “Never Give Up” attitude has lead to great things. She said just like the Grammys and Oscars, they want to honor the career of John Cena. It ended up being a replay of all the times John Cena has been injured. Lana said Cena’s body must ache and is vulernable inside. Rusev said that Cena is no longer the man that he used to be. Rusev said he is a hero and the crowd shouldn’t WHAT him. Rusev said that Cena is now a weak man and he will crush Cena’s spirit at Fast Lane.

John Cena came out. He said Lana and Rusev are full of themselves and crap. Cena said everyone knows he has been battered and bruised over the years, but everytime he gets knocked down he gets back up. Cena said at Fast Lane he is going to adjust Rusev’s attitude, and the only thing he will be able to do is roll over the next morning and say “Lana, Rusev have boo boo spot Rusev need help.” Cena said that Rusev picked a fight with the wrong old man, and that at Fast Lane this old man is going to kick Rusev’s ass.

Rusev said that Cena talks a lot from on the stage, and he can’t even see him with his one eye. Cena told Rusev that if he wants to jump at him that he is standing right there. Rusev went after Cena and both men brawled on stage. Rusev caught Cena in his bruised eye and then tossed Cena into the tron.

Hey An Actual Finish To A Match!

Bray Wyatt vs Dolph Ziggler. Some early mat wrestling before Dolph knocked Ziggler down with a dropkick. Ziggler hit a splash in the corner and followed it up with a neckbreaker. He then dropkicked Bray off the apron.

Back from break Bray had Ziggler in a headlock. Ziggler got out but Bray hit his running crossbody. After some stalling Dolph fought back with a jawbreaker and followed it up with an elbow and DDT for two. Bray moved out of the way of a Fameasser and went for Sister Abigail, but Ziggler countered and rolled him up for two. Dolph came back with a Fameasser and Superkick but only got two. Ziggler went to the outside but Bray caught him with a hard clothesline. Bray did the spider walk then connected with Sister Abigail for the win.

WINNER: Bray Wyatt

Was This Worth A Brock Appearance?

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out. Heyman said if Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns say they have a chance against Brock Lesnar, then they are lying. Heyman said he was two feet away from Reigns when he was staring down Brock Lesnar, and that yellow streak running down his leg wasn’t pineapple juice. Heyman said Bryan lied himself into believing he has a chance against Brock Lesnar. All you have to do is look at Bryan and look at Lesnar and you know he doesn’t. Heyman said the winner of the match at Fast Lane should jump in a helicopter with Brian Williams and take on enemy fire. Because that is the fate that awaits anyone who tries to get into the ring with Brock Lesnar.

The New Day beat Goldust and Stardust after Stardust walked out of the match. Backstage, Stardust pushed Goldust down and once again told him that Cody is dead.

So Many Stings!

Triple H was in the ring. He said for 20 years, he has eat, slept and breathed WWE. He stayed while others have left. And all of that was almost taken away by one man: Sting. The face of WCW, the company that he helped destroy. And 14 years later, Sting finally gathered up the guts to do something about it. He stayed away because if Sting showed up, he knew HHH would expose him. He took his shot at Survivor Series, and attacked him like a coward. HHH said if Sting agrees to come to Fast Lane and promises to leave, he will let Sting leave with his dignity. HHH said he wants an answer from Sting. A couple of fake Stings showed up in the crowd. Then a fake Sting appeared in the ring and it scared HHH, who fell down. A video appeared on the Tron that said Sting accepted HHH’s call out.

Can These Two Teams Get 20 Minutes On PPV?

The Usos vs Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. Cesaro and Uso exchanged some right hands. Kidd came in and was thrown hard into the turnbuckle. Uso hit a splash in the corner followed by a dropkick. Kidd caught Uso with a kick but Uso hit him with a right hand. Uso went for a dive but Kidd caught him falling in the air and hurricarrana’d him over the top. Kidd and Cesaro still had control back from break. Jimmy tried fighting back but Cesaro landed some uppercuts. Jimmy eventually caught Cesaro with an elbow and enziguri kick and tagged in Jey. Jey hit a headbutt in the corner. He went for the butt splash but Kidd rolled to the outside. Kidd caught him with an elbow but Jimmy hit a dive onto Cesaro. Jey caught Kidd with a superkick off a springboard. Cesaro moved Kidd out of the way of another splash. Jimmy took out Cesaro and Jey hit another superkick. Cesaro shoved Jimmy into the ring, and the distraction allowed Cesaro to knock Jey off the top and allow Kidd to pick up the pinfall win.

WINNERS: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro

Rikishi was announced as the next member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Damien Mizdow vs Sin Cara. Miz stopped Mizdow from taking off his sunglasses like him. Mizdow gained control early on and dropkicked Sin Cara to the outside. Miz made Mizdow get him a water and open it. Sin Cara recovered and knocked out Mizdow. Mizdow recovered in the ring and hit the backbreaker/neckbreaker combo. Mizdow went for the Figure Four but Miz made him stop and told him to get his own moves. The distraction allowed Sin Cara to roll up Mizdow and pick up the win.

Bray Wyatt promo. He said for “us” there is no death. This world is their hell and he doesn’t fear him anymore.

Dean Ambrose made quick work of Curtis Axel. Barrett appeared with his BMZ story and said that just because Ambrose thinks he should have a Title shot doesn’t mean he deserves it.

Double The Kane And Big Show, Lose The Fun

Main Event time. All five heels started by attacking Reigns and Bryan before the bell. Double chokeslam on Reigns by Kane and Show. The match started. Rollins hit a German suplex on Bryan. Big Show hit a chest slap and followed it up with a bodyslam. Jamie Noble came in and landed some blows before Bryan started fighting back with some kicks. Noble eventually backed Bryan into the corner and tagged in Mercury. Mercury ended up in the YES Lock before Rollins broke it up. Kane hit a chokeslam but Reigns ran in to make the save. More chaos but Big Show caught Reigns with the KO Punch. Rollins hit the Turnbuckle Powerbomb but only got two.

Kane and Big Show started taking apart the announce table. Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan came out and they all brawled with Rollins, Kane and Show. That left Bryan vs J & J Security. Bryan hit a double dropkick off the top. Bryan landed multiple kicks on both of them. Bryan readied for the running knee, but Reigns tagged himself in and hit the Spear on Joey Mercury to pick up the win.

WINNERS: Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan

After the match Bryan and Reigns argued. Bryan ended up hitting Reigns, but Reigns bounced right off the ropes and hit a Spear on Bryan.

OVERALL

That was a very ho hum show. There was a wasted Brock Lesnar appearance. No real good wrestling on the show. Multiple wrestlers were used multiple times, which killed the pops for some of them later on in the show. This was a show that was killed by the three hour format. Cena and Rusev had a good brawl that helped expand their feud. Cesaro/Tyson Kidd and The Usos had a fun little match. But this seemed like a show that you could have easily skipped/missed and feel like you didn’t miss out on anything. They need to get to Bray Wyatt/Undertaker quickly because these promos are getting redundant and uninteresting. I was bored quite easily by this show. It seems obvious the crowd is going to side with Bryan at Fast Lane. I’m giving the show a 3. As I said, very little in terms of development and new stories.

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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