Welcome to the first RAW of 2015, taking place in Corpus Christi, Texas! With The Authority back in power there’s no telling what to expect as they will certainly be looking for some payback against those who dared to go against them in 2014 — like Dolph Ziggler and John Cena. Tonight we’ve got Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose in an Ambulance Match. Konnor and Viktor of The Ascension tag team returns. Big Show will likely be seeking revenge against Roman Reigns for burying him under the announce table last week. Another WWE superstar will also be announced as an addition to the upcoming Royal Rumble. All this and more tonight on Monday Night RAW. Stick with us here at PMN for live updates of all the action!
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW 1/5/15 MATCH RESULTS:
- BAD NEWS BARRETT VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER (INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH) — Ziggler counters a side slam attempt and rolls Barrett up in a crucifix position for the pin. Barrett roughs Ziggler up pretty good after the match though. Then HHH says we forgot to mention this match is 2 out of 3 falls. Barrett hits a Winds of Change and then pins Ziggler in the 2nd fall. Ziggler hits Kane, who comes up on the apron, with a super kick. This distraction allows Barrett to land a Bull Hammer, then the pin to capture Ziggler’s Intercontinental Title.
- THE ASCENSION (VIKTOR,KONNOR) VS. FINN BALOR, HIDEO ITAMI — The Ascension makes quick work of their opponents, hitting a Fall of Man, then the pin.
- BIG SHOW VS. ROMAN REIGNS — Big Show disqualified after using the steel stairs on Reigns out on the floor. Afterward, Reigns hits Big Show with a Spear and the stairs fall on Big Show’s head.
- NATALYA, PAIGE VS. BELLA TWINS — Nikki gets distracted by Paige whipping up on Brie outside the ring and this allows Nattie to roll her up for the pin. Nikki takes out her frustration on Nattie but Paige comes in to takes Nikki out with a side kick to the face.
- ERICK ROWAN VS. LUKE HARPER — J&J Security (Mercury & Noble) serving as special referees and they fail to count when Rowan tries to pin Harper. The distraction allows Harper to hit a clothesline and pin Rowan. Then Mercury and Noble double-team Rowan.
- BRAY WYATT VS. DEAN AMBROSE (AMBULANCE MATCH) — Wyatt hits Ambrose with a Sister Abigail on the back of the ambulance, then another on the concrete floor. Wyatt puts him in the ambulance and shuts the door for the win.
- USOS, NAOMI VS. MIZ, MIZDOWN, ALICIA FOX — Miz rolls up Jimmy Uso for the pin after he gets distracted by Naomi on the apron.
- RYBACK VS. SETH ROLLINS, KANE — Just as it looks as though Ryback may get the victory after Shellshocking Rollins, Kane intervenes and Rollins curb stomps Ryback twice, then the pin.
- ADAM ROSE VS. BIG E — Rose disqualified after Tyson Kidd and Cesaro dressed up as Rosebuds, attack Big E.
BAD NEWS BARRETT VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER
DEAN AMBROSE VS. BRAY WYATT (AMBULANCE MATCH)
AUTHORITY FIRES ZIGGLER, RYBACK, ROWAN
MORE RAW FALLOUT
UPDATE: As punishment for going against the Authority, Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan are “fired” by HHH and Steph. They say they have John Cena to thank. At the beginning of the show they announced it as “John Cena Appreciation Day” for him reinstating The Authority.