Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for February 23, 2015. The show featured Randy Orton re-joining The Authority, and a main event tag match between Seth Rollins and Randy Orton against Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns.
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WWE Raw Results:
– The show opens with Randy Orton in the ring, saying he’s been out for four months, but he hasn’t forgotten what The Authority did to him. He calls Seth Rollins to the ring. This in turn brings out Kane, Big Show, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H. Stephanie puts an offer to rejoin The Authority on the table.
1. Dolph Ziggler defeated Wade Barrett. Ziggler wins with a Zig Zag. After the match, Dean Ambrose came out to taunt Barrett with his stolen Intercontinental Championship.
– The Authority meet Randy Orton backstage. Despite Seth Rollins’ and Kane’s protests, Stephanie again tries to get Randy Orton to join back up with them. Orton acquiesces, then shakes a hesitant Rollins’ hand. To celebrate, Stephanie sets up Orton/Rollins vs. Bryan/Reigns for later that night.
2. The Primetime Players defeated The Ascension. PTP won after Darren Young caught Viktor with a roll up. After the match, Konnor and Viktor attacked Young, hitting him with the Fall of Man.
– Roman Reigns has a message for all of those who doubted him, but is interrupted by Daniel Bryan before he can deliver it. Bryan tells Reigns that he has more heart than he thought he did, and he doesn’t care how many people are booing him, “sir, you beat me.” Bryan congratulates Reigns, which draws out Paul Heyman. Heyman says that he had money on Reigns last night, and in any other fight, Reigns would win. Any fight, that is, but against Lesnar. Reigns begs Heyman to keep doubting him because it only motivates him, and he’s going to beat Brock Lesnar. Believe that.
3. The Usos deafeated Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (c) via DQ. Kidd and Cesaro are disqualified after a ball shot from Natalya to Jimmy Uso.
4. Jack Swagger defeats Stardust. Swagger tapped Stardust out with a Patriot Lock after Goldust came out to distract Stardust from the ramp.
5. The Bella Twins defeated Paige and Emma. Brie Bella hit the Bella Buster on Emma in a squash.
6. Ryback deafeated Curtis Axel. Ryback beat Curtis Axel with a Shell Shock. Also a squash.
7. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan deafeated Randy Orton and Seth Rollins. Members of the Authority were at ringside, and the match included attempts from J&J Security to interfere. Orton set up for the rope-hung DDT, but Seth tagged himself in before he could finish it. Big show tries to calm him down. Rollins gets hit with a Superman punch after Reigns escapes being curbstomped. Bryan tags in and hits Rollins with the Knee Plus for the pin and victory. After the match, Randy Orton stares down Seth Rollins after Reigns and Bryan leave. Before he does something to seth, he RKOs Jamie Noble. Orton then helps Seth up and leaves, while a confused Rollins, Kane, and Big Show watch him leave.