Roman Reigns and Kane Brawl to Kick-Off RAW in Montreal
This week’s show opens up with highlights of the conclusion of last week’s show. After that, Roman Reigns’ theme music hits, we enter the live arena in Montreal and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. Justin Roberts does the formal ring introductions as Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Cole also informs us that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are not here tonight, as they are on vacation.
Reigns starts off talking about how Triple H probably thinks adding him to the fatal four-way match at the Battleground pay-per-view will probably help nullify John Cena. He says he can if he wants. He says they probably think it will result in Randy Orton leaving as champion — but it won’t. The fans chant “Cena Sucks.” Reigns stares at the crowd trying to find out what they’re chanting. He finally says “when Roman Reigns is in the house, you damn right Cena sucks.”
Kane’s pyro explodes just as Reigns guarantees everyone he’ll become the new champion at Battleground. Reigns asks if Kane is in charge because The Authority isn’t here because lately it seems like he’s just Randy Orton’s bitch. The fans pop for that line.
Kane heard enough and he and Reigns go at it. The fight spills out to the floor and Reigns is taking it to “The Devil’s Favorite Demon.” Kane gets the upper-hand as the action returns to the ring. A ton of referees come down to break things up. Eventually they do. Reigns, however, spears one of the officials and then hits Kane, who was standing on the apron, with a Superman punch. Reigns’ music hits and the crowd pops.
What’s On Tap For Tonight …
The announcers promote the fact that Bret Hart is here in Montreal tonight. They also plug the Chris Jericho vs. Miz match, and tonight’s main event between John Cena and Seth Rollins. We head to our first commercial break of the evening.
Luke Harper & Erick Rowan vs. The Usos
We’re back from the break and we see Luke Harper and Erick Rowan already standing in the ring. Out next are the WWE Tag-Team Champions, The Usos.
The bell rings and Uso and Harper kick things off for their respective teams. Uso gets the better of the early exchanges. Jey tags in Jimmy. The two knock Harper and Rowan out to the floor.
Back in the ring, Harper takes it to Uso in the corner. Harper beats down Uso a bit and then tags in Rowan. Rowan picks up where Harper left off, taking it to Uso in the corner of the ring.
A dueling “let’s go Wyatt’s” and “let’s go Usos” chant breaks out in Montreal as Rowan continues to deliver some punishment to Jimmy. Rowan misses a big leg drop, which allows Jimmy to make the tag to Jey.
Jey comes in and takes it to Rowan early, but a Harper distraction allows the Sheep-wearing Wyatt member to regain control of the offense. He establishes control a bit and then tags Harper in.
Harper puts the boots to Uso for just a few seconds before tagging Rowan right back in. Rowan hits a big splash on Uso for a near fall. We head to commercial on that note.
When we return from the break, we see Rowan taking it to Uso in the middle of the ring. A loud, random “CM Punk” chant breaks out as the pace picks up inside the ring.
The action really picks up now, as after a bunch of interference, The Usos score a super-close near fall that the fans absolutely bought into. In fact, the announcers even seemed confused as to whether or not the referee counted to three. This leads to some “This is awesome” chants.
The Usos go to hit a double-dive on Harper on one side of the ring, but when they hit the ropes, Rowan pulls one of them out to the floor. The other Uso turns and baseball slide-kicks Rowan, only to turn around into a big boot from Harper. 1-2-3. The Wyatt’s pick up the victory.
Winners: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
Backstage: Kane, Randy Orton & Seth Rollins
Backstage, we see Kane and Randy Orton. Orton tells Kane that if Roman Reigns had done one more thing, he would have come out to help, just like he knows Kane will help him at Battleground. Seth Rollins comes in and promises that if Kane or Orton wins the title, he’ll think twice about cashing in his briefcase. Rollins leaves. Orton tells Kane he’s really starting to hate that kid. Kane says not as much as I’m starting to hate you (talking to Orton). We head to commercial.
One Hand Tied Behind Their Back
Nikki Bella vs. Alicia Fox
When we return from commercial, Justin Roberts announces that “per orders of The Authority” the next match will feature each person with one hand tied behind their back. Nikki Bella’s music hits and out she comes to the ring. Already in the ring is her opponent, Alicia Fox.
Highlights are shown of Brie Bella slapping Stephanie McMahon at the Payback pay-per-view after she “quit.” The referee ties Nikki’s hand behind her back. The ref goes to tie Fox’s hand behind her back, but Fox keeps screwing around.
Ultimately, Fox runs from the ref before he can tie her hand. She goes over and attacks Nikki, who does have one hand tied behind her back. The fans are chanting something, it sounds like they’re saying “boring” but it’s hard to make out.
The action spills out to the floor, where Fox continues to deliver additional punishment to the one-handed identical twin. She rolls her back in the ring as the “boring” chants escalate.
Back in the ring, Nikki tries fighting back with her one arm, but ultimately Alicia Fox — with two hands — is too much for her to handle.
Fox goes outside the ring and goes under the ring to grab something. It looks like two Red Bulls. She cracks them open, sprays them all over Nikki and stomps away. That’s it. Not sure who “wins,” but I know who lost — anyone who sat through all of that just now! We head to commercial.
Winner: No Contest