The Results

  • Nikki Bella def. AJ Lee via Pinfall

Nikki Bella is showing some improvement in the ring. She still has a stiffness to her though. Aside from a few obvious spots, AJ lead Nikki through what could be considered Nikki’s best match so far as a singles competitor.

  • Ryback def. The Miz via Pinfall

A short, but intense match. Ryback had the crowd eating out of his hands with his feed me more chant. See what I did there? Anyway, the match served its purpose as fuel for The Miz vs Mizdow at Wrestlemania. But it was fun while it lasted.

  • Tyson Kidd and Cesaro def. New Day via Pinfall

A short match that didn’t nearly live up to the potential it possessed. Kind of a disappointment actually.

  • Big Show destroyed Erick Rowan before the match could start

There isn’t much to say about this match considering it never actually started.

  • Mark Henry won the random Battle Royal

Even though it would have been obvious if Axel would have won, WWE missed a chance to get one of the biggest pops of the night. The match could have been a test to see if Axel winning at Wrestlemania would get over with the fans, so I guess some good came out of it.

  • Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler def. Bad News Barrett, Stardust, and Luke Harper via Pinfall

Easily the best match of the night despite all off the goofiness on commentary and chaos after the match. Not only was it a great build up for the ladder match at Wrestlemania, the match is the only one of the night to stand on its own while still pushing the story forward to the big payoff next week.

There was suppose to be a main event featuring Randy Orton and Seth Rollins, but the night ended with Sting saving Raw instead. The night was filled with great promos from Rusev, Bray Wyatt, Paul Heyman, and even a decent one from Reigns. But the matches, however, left a lot to be desired. The six man tag and the Divas match both stand out as solid in ring entertainment. But the show felt like it never picked up the pace and gave us something exciting.

The show started off with The Authority in a whinny segment about Randy Orton and set the mood for the entire show. So much was put in to building up the final moments of Raw, WWE forgot to focus on the show in its entirety. I can honestly say that aside from a few moments including the ending, this entire episode would be forgettable.