Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Seth Rollins & Kane Kick Off RAW
This week’s show opens up with highlights of last week’s show, particularly the Brock Lesnar-Seth Rollins stuff and the destruction of the Cadillac.
From there, we shoot live inside the arena in Atlanta, Georgia to see the smashed up car at the top of the stage. Then, Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out he comes with Paul Heyman.
When the music dies down, the fans start chanting “Suplex City” before Heyman can say anything. Lesnar smiles. Heyman does his normal introduction.
Heyman goes on to promote Lesnar’s match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday at WWE Battleground against Seth Rollins. He stresses how rare it is to see Lesnar enter the ring as a challenger.
Rollins comes out with Kane. Rollins looks at his smashed up car and asks Lesnar if he’s proud of himself. Lesnar smiles. Rollins says at Battleground he’s going to go to Suplex City and burn it to the ground. Lesnar says he can take him to Suplex City tonight “bitch.”
Kane goes on to chime in to announce that Rollins and Lesnar will have their official Battleground contract signing tonight. As Kane goes on to talk, Paul Heyman cuts him off. Heyman mocks Kane by telling Lesnar he thinks they’re about to be threatened by The Undertaker’s baby brother. The fans chant “baby brother” and Kane looks pissed.
Heyman apologizes, saying maybe he shouldn’t have brought that up. He says he knows he’s not supposed to talk about Lesnar kicking his brother’s ass at WrestleMania.
Heyman says his client is going to come to the contract signing in peace unless Rollins breaks the 11th commandment — thou shall not purposely piss off Brock Lesnar. He says if he does, Suplex City will come here tonight in Atlanta,GA. Lesnar’s music hits and Rollins and Kane leave. The announcers sell the contract signing for later in the show and then we head to our first commercial break of the evening.
Randy Orton & Ryback vs. Sheamus & Big Show
Just before we head to the break, we are informed that up next will be a tag-team match featuring Randy Orton and Ryback taking on Sheamus and Big Show. We head to a break.
When we return from the break, after a bunch of video highlights bringing everyone up to speed on the feuds involved in this match with these four Superstars, we head to the ring. The team of Orton and Ryback come out first, followed by the team of Sheamus and Big Show.
Sheamus and Ryback kick things off for their respective teams. Ryback quickly gains the upper hand, knocks Sheamus out to the floor and plays to the crowd as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
We’re back from the break and we see Orton taking it to Sheamus. He tags in Ryback and the big man picks up where The Viper left off. We head to another mid-match commercial.
And we’re back from our second commercial of the match to see Big Show and Sheamus easily in control now, as they are taking turns beating down Orton.
Ryback gets the hot tag and starts taking out any-and-everything that is in front of him. The smoke clears and it’s just Ryback and Sheamus. Ryback takes out Sheamus and starts calling for the Shellshock until The Miz, who was on commentary, gets on the house mic and distracts Ryback.
Sheamus tries to take advantage of the distraction, but Ryback nails him with a Meathook clothesline. Miz distracts him again and this time Big Show KOs Ryback. He goes to do the same to Miz but Miz runs to the back. Big Show chases him to the back. Orton hits an RKO on Sheamus and Ryback hits a big slpash on him off the ropes. 1-2-3.
Winners: Randy Orton & Ryback
Backstage: Seth Rollins & Kane
Backstage we see Seth Rollins whining to Kane about protecting him. He says it seems Kane is doing the exact opposite by putting him out there with Brock Lesnar later tonight for the contract signing.
Kane tells Rollins not to worry. Rollins says he’s kinda worried and asks what the plan is. He says he hopes it’s not to provoke him because he tries that last week and J&J Security got beat up. Kane threatens him and walks off.