- Seth Rollins def. John Cena via Pinfall
I didn’t expect Rollins to win, but I’m glad WWE has a plan for the “Fired” storyline. A great match, and a great way to kick off Raw. Seth Rollins and John Cena really look good in the ring together.
- The New Day def. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro via Pinfall
I really believed that Kidd and Cesaro would win due to their premier last week. The New Day is still struggling to connect with the crowd, but maybe this feud might help get them over. Cesaro is baby face material no matter how they try to serve him to us as a heel. The faster WWE catches on to that, the better it will be for Cesaro’s career.
- Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper via Pinfall
I’m not a fan of how the match started off with an exchange of words between Big Show and Reigns. I think it’s time for Show to move past what he did at Survivor Series. No one cares anymore. Reigns had a great exchange of words with him while showing improvement on the mic, but it came off less like his self and more like a script he was reading. Not his fault or anything, I just wish he was written better. The match itself was just filler and setup for Reigns vs Show.
- Alicia Fox def. Naomi via Pinfall
It was a better match than expected considering that Naomi had one arm tied behind her back. I really like Alicia Fox in and outside the ring. I’d like to see her and Naomi actually go at it in the future with the WWE title in the picture. Because let’s be honest, either one of them could carry the strap well if given the chance.
- The Miz and Mizdow def. The Usos via Pinfall
Simple match. Not much to brag about other than Mizdow stealing the show again.
- Brie Bella def. Paige via Pinfall
Everyone wrestles a little shittier when facing a Bella. Outside distractions or interference have plagued their matches and have given them short quick wins over better performers. I guess I can’t complain considering that it makes me dislike them a lot. And you’re suppose to dislike heels.
- The Ascension def. jobbers via Pinfall
I love The Ascension, goofiness and all. I’m assuming their promos are suppose to give them heat since they’re fighting nothing but jobbers. I just hope they’re not treated like losers once they face some real competition. I’d like a run similar to Rusev with their record. A lot of wins, even if by the skin of their teeth.
- Rusev def. Dean Ambrose via Ref stoppage
What a bullshit finish to a decent match. I know they’re saving Rusev for Ryback, but Ambrose has lost too many matches lately to go out on such a weak note.
With Macho Man Randy Savage being the talk of the show, this episode was filled with cool tributes to Macho Madness. But some of the none wrestling segments for the show came off a little boring. Daniel Bryan announcing that he will win the Royal Rumble before throwing fist with Kane was one of the best moments of the show. The Dean Ambrose and therapist segment seemed like a waste of a good idea. The writing could have went in a different way and still gain laughs without coming of as silly as it did. The matches were kind of weak this episode, but the exchanges between Rollins, Lesnar, and Cena throughout the show was incredible. The promo cut by Rollins during the signing proved why he is currently the top heel in the company. Not an awful episode, but it would have suffered more without the Lesnar, Rollins, and Cena segments.