Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for March 16, 2015. The show featured a contract signing, a big six-man tag team match and a confrontation between Seth Rollins and Randy Orton.
Be back here tomorrow for the full Best and Worst of Raw column.
WWE Raw results:
– The show opened with Seth Rollins addressing what happened on last week’s episode. He accepts a match with Randy Orton at WrestleMania under one condition: that Orton faces him on Raw tonight. Orton says he knows it’ll be 5-on-1, but accepts.
1. Nikki Bella defeated AJ Lee. Brie Bella and Paige fought on the outside, causing a distraction and allowing Nikki to forearm and Rack Attack AJ for the win.
2. Ryback defeated The Miz. Miz said he’d fire Damien Mizdow if he lost the match. During the match, Mizdow teased hitting Miz, but didn’t. Ryback won with Shell Shocked.
– Rusev and John Cena participated in a contract signing for WrestleMania. Rusev insulted America (as he does) and Cena didn’t like it. Rusev flipped the table and bailed, leaving Cena on edge and confused as the Russian flag unfurled above him.
3. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd defeated The New Day. Cesaro rolled up Kofi Kingston after a ducked Trouble In Paradise that hit Kidd. After the match, Los Matadores got involved and attacked both teams.
4. Big Show defeated Erick Rowan (?) Show dominated Rowan but there wasn’t a pinfall. The match just ended after Show hit an elbow off the second rope.
– Larry Zbyszko was announced as the next entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame.
– Paul Heyman cut another anti-Roman Reigns promo. He was interrupted by Reigns himself, who says he can and will defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.
– Mark Henry won an impromptu battle royal featuring several of the competitors in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania, last eliminating Curtis Axel.
5. Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler defeated Stardust, Luke Harper and Bad News Barrett. Ambrose pinned Barrett with Dirty Deeds. After the match, more “everybody’s trying to steal the Intercontinental Championship” shenanigans occurred.
– Bray Wyatt did another pre-taped promo about the Undertaker.
– Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins never happened. Throughout the night, various backstage interviews and moments showed The Authority giving up on Rollins, being angry at him and sometimes quitting outright. This turned out to be a plan to lure Orton into a false sense of security, as the entire Authority (including Triple H) came to the ring to attack him. Just before the attack began, the lights went out and Sting appeared beside Orton. Sting and Orton fought off the Authority to end the show.