We are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
Byron Saxton is in the ring and he brings out Daniel Bryan.
Byron suggests that Daniel is in good spirits and he wonders why wouldn’t he be in good spirits. He is back home where he belongs. He is in front of these great people. He is not wearing jeans and flannel, he is in his gear because he is ready to fight.
Byron asks Daniel about facing Kane, the man who almost ended his career. We see footage. Byron asks Daniel if he is taking things more seriously.
Daniel says that he is taking things seriously. Nobody knows how dangerous Kane can be like him. He has been out for nine months. They were rivals and then they became the tag team champions for almost nine months. He considered Kane a friend and a brother. Kane stabbed him and all of the people in the back when he traded in his mask for a suit. Since that time, he has had doctor after doctor after doctor tell him that he would never wrestle again.
Daniel says that he is here tonight and despite what any of those doctors say, he is ready. He is worried about his neck. We don’t know what will happen until he fights. This is how he proves it to himself and everyone who supports him. Tonight, he fights Kane and he wins. In two weeks, he goes to the Royal Rumble and he wins. In three months at Wrestlemania 31, he wins.
Daniel says that some think it is a pipe dream that you can come back the same way you were before. Does he think he can do it? Do the people think he can do it? YES
Triple H’s music plays and he comes out with Kane, the Big Show, Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble.
Match Number One: Kane (with Big Show, Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble) versus Daniel Bryan
Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and he kicks and punches Kane. Bryan with more punches to Kane but Kane with a knee and forearm to the back. Kane tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Bryan lands on his feet and he sends Kane into the turnbuckles with a drop toe hold. Bryan with kicks and then he wraps the leg in the ropes.
Bryan with a drop kick to the leg and Kane goes down while the Authority watches. Bryan with European uppercuts but Kane with a punch and Bryan goes down. Kane sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan and kicks him. Kane with boots in the corner and then he picks Bryan up and connects with an uppercut.
Kane with a neck breaker and Bryan holds his neck. Kane with another neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Kane with a cravate as he continues to work on the neck. Bryan with elbows but he holds his neck. Bryan runs into a boot from Bryan and Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Kane continues to work on the neck. Bryan with elbows but Kane with a knee. Bryan holds on to the ropes and Kane runs at Bryan and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor when Bryan ducks. Bryan with a drop kick to send Kane into the ringside barrier.
Bryan comes off the apron and into a punch in the midsection from Kane.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with a reverse chin lock on Bryan. Bryan with a jawbreaker but Kane with a kick and he hits another DDT for a near fall. Kane punches Bryan as Bryan tries to make sure he has feeling in his arms. Kane with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Kane with a side slam and he gets a near fall.
Kane returns to the reverse chin lock. Kane backs Bryan into the corner and he connects with a knee and then he puts Bryan on the top turnbuckle. Kane punches Bryan and he sets for a superplex. Bryan blocks it and he punches Kane and sends him to the mat with a head butt. Bryan with a cross body and he gets a near fall.
Kane with a kick to the midsection followed by an Irish whip but Bryan flips over and he hits a flying clothesline. Bryan gets his second wind and he kicks Kane in the chest. Bryan with a running kick to the chest for a near fall. Bryan with more kicks in the corner and then he goes for the running drop kick but Kane grabs Bryan by the throat. Bryan counters and tries for the Yes Lock and he gets it applied but Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble come into the ring and they attack Bryan.
Winner: Daniel Bryan (by disqualification)
After the match, the attack continues and Mercury and Noble send Bryan into the turnbuckles. Bryan with a double drop kick and then he knocks Show off the apron. Bryan avoids Seth Rollins’ attempt to hit him with the briefcase.
The members of the Authority make their way up the ramp, but Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns make their way onto the stage to join Bryan.
Triple H says that if you want to stick your nose in this and get involved, then we are going to have a six man tag match. We will put an end to this little uprising because that is what is best for business.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded of the main event for later tonight.
Michael Cole mentions that Wrestlemania is 11 weeks away and the night before Wrestlemania is the Hall of Fame ceremony. We take a look at the announcement about Randy Savage being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and that Hulk Hogan will be inducting him.
Bray Wyatt says that he is an ideology. He is the forbidden fruit. He is the cure. For thousands of years, your society labels him as a threat. You can only contain a poison of this caliber for so long until it seeks out of the cracks and contaminates everything that they consider precious. They were fight. When he wins the Royal Rumble match, it will be too late to run. Accept your fate and follow the buzzards.
Match Number Two: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Naomi versus Miz, Damien Sandow, and Alicia Fox
Miz and Jimmy start things off and Miz with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Jimmy with a back elbow and he chops Miz. Jimmy with another chop and Jey tags in and they hit a double back elbow and Sandow goes down on his own. The Usos with a double elbow drop to Miz and then Jey clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Jimmy tags in and he hits a suicide dive onto Miz.
Miz wants Jimmy to back up and he tags in Sandow. Alicia tags herself in and Naomi with a drop kick and she punches Alicia. Naomi with a head scissors but Alicia sends Naomi to the apron. Naomi with a round kick and a cross body for a near fall.
Alicia tags in Miz and Jey comes in. Jey with a chop and Miz with a boot to Jey and then he kicks Jey. The referee pulls Miz out of the corner. Miz with a knee to the midsection The people chant for Sandow and he refuses to make the tag. Jey with a punch and then Miz with the first half of the Reality Check but Jey sends Miz off the ropes. Both men with clotheslines and they both go down.
Jimmy tags in and he clotheslines Miz a few times. Jimmy with a Samoan drop. Jimmy sets for the running butt splash but Miz gets up and Jimmy hits the corkscrew senton but Alicia breaks up the cover. Jimmy elevates Naomi onto Alicia and then Miz with a rollup for a near fall. Jimmy rolls through and gets a near fall. Sandow comes in and Miz puts Sandow in the way of a super kick from Jimmy. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.
Winners: Miz, Damien Sandow, and Alicia Fox
Renee Young is in the interview area with Roman Reigns. Renee reminds Roman of the Royal Rumble match, but she asks him if he can work with two men who might get in his way at the Royal Rumble.
Roman says that if tonight was the Royal Rumble, they would be in a world of hurt. Tonight is not the Royal Rumble. He says that Dean is his boy and he has never had any problems with Daniel Bryan. The people he has problems with is the Authority. Tonight, it is another opportunity to screw over the Authority. At the Royal Rumble, it is one versus all. Daniel and Dean are part of the all, and you are looking at the one.
Paul Heyman walks furiously into commercial.
We are back and Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring and he is a man on a mission.
We see what happened at the end of Raw.
Paul Heyman paces in the ring and he introduces himself and he reminds us that he is the advocate for the WWE Champion BROCK LESNAR. He says that he does not mind coming out here tonight and admitting publicly for the first time in his career that he is afraid. If you think about it, Brock Lesnar as a conqueror does what he wants because he is a beast and because he can. When Brock conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania, he did it because he could.
When Brock took a $100 million franchise named John Cena and dumped him on his head 16 times in the process of taking the title from John Cena like taking candy away from a baby, why did Brock Lesnar do it? Because he felt like doing it and it was a Sunday and he had nothing better to do on that evening.
Brock Lesnar is pissed off and he is walking around with a purpose. He is going to get his hands on Seth Rollins and F-5 the future back into the present.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he is joined by Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble because they are contractually obligated.
Seth says that he is sick and tired of seeing everyone on eggshells afraid of Brock Lesnar. He is tired of being told that he is hiding behind J&J Security. Seth says that he is not afraid of Brock Lesnar.
He says that he is sick of it. He is so sick of it that he is cashing in his briefcase tonight. He wants Paul’s client tonight. He wants to give the people the biggest main event in the history of this show. Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship . . . right now.
Paul says that is a grandstanding challenge because we all know that Brock Lesnar is not here this evening.
Seth says that if he cannot curb stomp Brock Lesnar, then he is going to curb stomp . . . you.
Paul says that is so stereotypical. That is what everyone says when Brock is not around. Does that make you tough? Are you going to go around and tell everyone that you curb stomped Paul Heyman so that proves that you are the future of WWE? Does that make you tough?
Seth says that makes him smart. If he decides to curb stomp Paul tonight, he takes away Brock’s greatest asset. Then he is fighting all brawn and no brains. Then Brock Lesnar is reduced to nothing more than a 300 pound mass of muscle that Seth will run circles around. Seth says that he has proven that John Cena is not a threat to him. He has curb stomped Paul’s client, not once, but twice. He will make it count for the third time when he beats him and walks out as the WWE Champion.
Why shouldn’t he curb stomp Paul right now?
Paul says that the Authority is in power now, but they have been removed from power before. What makes Seth think that the Authority could be removed from power again? By hook or by crook? By the Board or by the whims of Vince McMahon?
Paul says that he has gained power every day that he has been back in the WWE. When Brock ended the Undertaker’s streak, he gained power. When Brock Lesnar won the WWE Title, he gained power. Brock has a death grip on the title and he will hold it as long as he wants. Brock can defend the championship or he can protect the new champion when Paul decides the future is now.
Paul walks out of the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Natalya (with Paige) versus Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella) in a Non Title Match
Natalya with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Nikki with an elbow and arm drag. They lock up again and Natalya with a waist lock into a heel hook an Natalya gets a near fall. Nikki goes to the turnbuckles for a Tornado Divorce Court into a hammer lock. Nikki with an elbow to the shoulder and she gets a near fall.
Nikki with a figure four arm bar but Natalya rolls over and picks up Nikki for a power bomb and both ladies are down. Natalya tries to get feeling back in her arm. Nikki misses a splash into the corner and Natalya with a snap mare followed by a running drop kick and discus clothesline for a near fall.
Brie distracts Natalya but Paige slaps Nikki when the referee is not looking. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter and Nikki taps out.
We go to commercial.
Renee Young is in the interview area with the Big Show. Show interrupts Renee and he says that she will not negate what he did on Monday. He knocked out Roman Reigns and John Cena. He will knock out Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan tonight. He is going to put himself in the Royal Rumble. He will be in his environment because he is a giant. He will eliminate 29 men at the Royal Rumble. What one man or group of men will eliminate him?
Kane enters and he tells Big Show that he is in the Royal Rumble match too.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Sin Cara versus Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title
Cara with a rollup for a near fall. Cara with another rollup for a near fall. Barrett with a punch and Irish whip but Cara goes to the apron and he connects with an enzuigiri. Cara goes up top but Barrett with a running boot to the head and Cara falls to the mat. Barrett kicks Cara and he punches him. Barrett sends Cara into the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall.
Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Cara with punches but Barrett with an elbow. Cara lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Cara with a kick and springboard head butt and clothesline. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Barrett with a punch to Cara followed by a knee.
Barrett sends Cara to the apron and Cara goes up top and Barrett stops him. Cara leaps over Barrett but Barrett with a Blackpool Slam. Barrett winds up for the Bullhammer but Cara ducks and rolls up Barrett and picks up Cara for a one arm power bomb. Cara goes up top and misses the Senton. Cara goes for a springboard cross body but he is met with the Bullhammer and Barrett gets the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Now that Wade Barrett has retained his title, the people of the United Kingdom can celebrate with the WWE Network starting on Monday.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dean Ambrose is in the back and he has something to say. When he was young, he was the kid nobody wanted to play with on the playground. When he got his report card, it would say ‘disruptive in class’. That will help him at the Royal Rumble. The winner won’t care about alliances or friendships or doing the right thing. The winner won’t care about their wellbeing because the ends justify the means.
Two of his opponents in the Royal Rumble are his partners tonight. They are friends tonight and they all detest the Authority. No one tells him what to do, he just does it himself.
Match Number Five: Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan
Ambrose and Rollins start things off and Rollins with kicks and punches to Ambrose as they go into the corner. Ambrose sends Rollins into the corner and he connects with a series of punches and then he sends Rollins into the turnbuckles. Ambrose runs his forearm across the bridge of Rollins’ nose and then he snap mares Rollins and hits a snap elbow drop.
Ambrose with a neck breaker and then he stomps on Rollins’ abdomen. Reigns tags in and they make a wish of the architect. Reigns with an Irish whip and splash into the corner followed by a snap mare. Reigns with a suplex and Show has something to say to Reigns. Reigns works on the shoulder and then he puts Rollins in a front face lock. Rollins with punches but Reigns with a punch of his own.
Rollins with a kick and Kane tags in. They lock up and Kane with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Kane with a side head lock. Reigns with a belly-to-back suplex to get out of the hold and he gets a near fall. Kane with a punch and kick to Reigns. Reigns with a flying clothesline and he punches Kane.
Bryan tags in and Bryan kicks Kane in the corner. The referee pulls Bryan out of the corner. Bryan with European uppercuts in the corner but Kane with an uppercut and Bryan goes down. Kane sends Bryan to the floor and Show and Rollins come to the floor to check on him but Ambrose and Reigns stop by. Everyone battles by the announce table and Ambrose sends Rollins over the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan with a knee to Rollins’ midsection and Ambrose tags in and he kicks Rollins and runs his face across the top rope. Ambrose with chops and punches as if he was a vigilante and then he hits a drop kick for a near fall. Ambrose with punches in the corner. Rollins with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Ambrose goes up top but Rollins clips Ambrose and Dean is in the tree of woe.
Show tags in and he works on Dean’s injured knee. Show with a head butt and Dean falls to the mat. Show with a knee bar that almost has Dean completely off the mat. Show sends Dean into the turnbuckles and then he tags in Rollins. Rollins with kicks and Kane with a punch to the back of the head. Show gets in a shot as well. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock.
Ambrose with a punch but Rollins sends Dean into the turnbuckles and he punches Ambrose while Show comes into the ring and he hits a splash into the corner. Show with a slam and he has another thing to say to Reigns before hitting an elbow drop and getting a near fall. Show misses the Shhhhh chop and Ambrose with punches to Show. Show with head butts to Ambrose and Show with a splash onto the injured knee.
Show returns to a knee bar where he picks Dean off the mat. Kane tags in and he kicks Ambrose to keep him from making the tag. Kane with elbow drops to the injured leg and then he stomps on the leg. Kane with a knee drop to the injured leg. Kane with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Rollins tags in and he stomps on Dean’s hand. Rollins kicks Dean in the head but Dean slaps Rollins. Rollins with a super kick and Kane tags in while Rollins punches Ambrose.
Kane with an uppercut to Dean but Dean with a kick. Kane with an uppercut and Dean bounces off the ropes with a clothesline and both men are down. Rollins tags in and he hits a double sledge to the back to stop Ambrose from making the tag. Ambrose with a back body drop that sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Mercury and Noble distract the referee and that allows Show to trip Ambrose.
Reigns with a Superman punch to Show while Rollins hits a drop kick on Reigns. Back in the ring, Rollins tries to stop Ambrose from making the tag but Bryan is able to get into the match. Bryan with a drop kick to knock Kane off the apron. Bryan with punches to Rollins. Rollins with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over and he hits a suicide dive onto Kane.
Bryan drops Rollins on the top rope and then he hits the running drop kick into the corner and he follows with a super rana to Rollins for a near fall. Rollins with an enzuigiri to Bryan and Kane tags in and he grabs Bryan by the throat and he hits a choke slam but Reigns breaks up the cover. Show with a thrust kick to Reigns on the floor.
Show rearranges the announce table and Reigns runs Show over the announce table. Kane tries to pick up Bryan but Bryan applies the Yes Lock and Rollins breaks it up. Ambrose with a drop kick to Rollins and then he goes after Mercury and Noble. Ambrose clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose goes up top for the elbow drop.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Kane gets Bryan up on his shoulders but Bryan with the flying knee for the three count.
Winners: Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns
After the match, Triple H comes out and he applauds Daniel’s performance and congratulates him. He says that Daniel got lucky tonight. Hunter says that he has a feeling because next Thursday, Kane deserves a rematch. Not only will he lose the match on Thursday, he will lose his opportunity to compete in the Royal Rumble match. He wishes Daniel luck as we go to credits.