Seth Rollins comes to the ring with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble and he has something to say. Seth mentions that today is President’s Day. It is a day to honor the people of the past. That is a waste of time when the living, breathing, embodiment of the future is standing in front of you. Seth says future is a word that is starting to become a little passé. Right now, he is the most talented performer in the entire world. Right now, he is the most valuable asset in the WWE. Seth says that he is untouchable in the ring and there is nothing or no one who could stop him. Seth says he could become president even though he isn’t old enough. He can take over as the host of the Daily Show so it would be watchable. Seth says what he wants to do is cash in the briefcase and become the next WWE Champion. Seth says that he should be main eventing Wrestlemania. Instead he is forced to deal with these people who are so far beneath him and have no business meddling in his affairs. People like Erick Rowan, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler comes out and he wants to know why Seth is so low. Did he have a bad Valentine’s Day? Did Jamie and Joey get you the wrong chocolate? Did Stephanie tie you into the car seat too tight? Did Hunter sit you down and talk to you about the birds and the bees. Seth says that his jokes are as bad as his career. Dolph says that he is nothing compared to Seth. Especially when it comes to being a whiny protected sell out douche. Dolph says that he is the guy who every time he steps into the ring, he raises the bar of what is the best. He single handedly got rid of the Authority. If he cannot do that again, he will get rid of the self proclaimed future.
Seth Rollins (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Dolph Ziggler
They exchange punches before the bell rings and then Ziggler punches Rollins and Seth goes to the floor as we go to commercial.We are back and the match started during the commercial and Rollins with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Mercury and Noble distract Ziggler to help Rollins. Rollins sends Ziggler to the floor and Mercury and Noble are warned by the referee before they can do anything. Then they are sent to the back.
Rollins goes to the floor and he sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Rollins rolls Ziggler back into the ring and Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rollins with a clothesline and then he stomps on Ziggler’s chest. Ziggler with a jawbreaker and then Ziggler with an elbow to Rollins. Rollins misses a charge into the corner and Rollins hits the ring post when Ziggler moves. Ziggler with a Vigilante Stinger Splash followed by a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Rollins blocks a Fameasser and sets for a power bomb but Ziggler with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler tries for a Zig Zag but Rollins holds the ropes and Rollins with a drop kick for a near fall. Rollins stomps on Ziggler’s head and then he goes to the apron and up top but Ziggler stops Rollins. Rollins sends Ziggler to the mat. Ziggler moves and Rollins lands on his feet. Ziggler misses a Zig Zag and Rollins misses Black Out. Ziggler with a Zig Zag and Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble break up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)
After the match: Ryback and Erick Rowan make their way to the ring and they go after Noble and Mercury. Mercury escapes but Noble falls victim to the spinebuster.
Dolph Ziggler versus Bray Wyatt
They lock up and Wyatt sends Ziggler to the mat. Ziggler with a knee bar into a front face lock. Ziggler with a front face lock but Wyatt escapes and he punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler with a waist lock but Wyatt gets to the ropes. Wyatt with an elbow to the head followed by a punch to the head. Wyatt chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Wyatt with an Irish whip but Ziggler moves when Wyatt goes for a splash. Ziggler with a splash and neck breaker but Wyatt rolls to the apron before Ziggler can drop the elbow. Ziggler drops Wyatt on the top rope and he drop kicks Wyatt off the apron to the floor. We are back and Wyatt sends Ziggler’s head into the mat. We see footage from the commercial break when Wyatt sends Ziggler onto the apron. Wyatt with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler punches Wyatt but Wyatt with a flying cross body to and Ziggler is down. Wyatt with forearms to the back of the head.
Ziggler punches Wyatt and hits a jaw breaker that staggers Wyatt. Ziggler with an uppercut and then Wyatt misses a clothesline and Ziggler hits the hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and he misses the Fameasser. Wyatt grabs Ziggler for Sister Abigail but Ziggler counters with a rollup. Ziggler with a Fameasser and super kick for a near fall. Wyatt rolls to the floor. Ziggler goes to the floor and he is met with a clothesline from Wyatt and Ziggler is down. Wyatt rolls Ziggler into the ring and instead of trying to pin him, Wyatt decides to arch his back in the corner and he does the crab walk and then he flips over. Wyatt with Sister Abigail and he gets the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match: Wyatt pulls Ziggler out of the ring and the referee checks on Ziggler while Wyatt pulls up the mats. The referees fix the mats while they warn Wyatt.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns versus Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble, Kane, and Big Show
Ryback’s music plays and Erick Rowan and Dolph Ziggler join Ryback as the brawl continues with Kane working over Ziggler with a boot to the head while Rollins and Rowan battle. Kane hits Rowan from behind and then connects with an uppercut. Ziggler with a splash off the stage.
We see Dolph Ziggler and Ryback walking in the back because they will be in a tag team match when we come back, and Dolph has a ‘Lil Guy’ weight belt with him.
Ryback and Dolph Ziggler appear in the Goldman Box and Ziggler says that since they stood up to the Authority, they have been targets for Stephanie and Triple H. Ryback says they can continue to throw it at them because they aren’t going anywhere. Ziggler says Goldust and Stardust say it is too bad that they are too good. Ryback wants to have them fed more.
Goldust and Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler and Ryback
Stardust and Ryback start things off and they lock up. Ryback with a side head lock but Stardust with forearms. Ryback with a shoulder tackle. Ryback catches Stardust on a leap frog attempt and he tags in Ziggler. Ryback with a reverse atomic drop and Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a wrist lock and he works on the arm. Ziggler does what the Miz won’t and he tags in his partner.
Ryback with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles for the belly flop but Ryback was under the ropes so the referee does not make the count. Ziggler tags back in and they hit a double back elbow and then they strut and Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and Ryback with a splash for a near fall. Stardust goes to the floor and Goldust talks to him. Goldust chokes Ryback in the ropes and he has Ryback in a front face lock. Stardust makes the blind tag and Goldust with a sunset flip and Stardust stomps on the head. Stardust gets a near fall. Goldust tags in and he applies a front face lock. Ryback with punches but Goldust with a knee. Goldust with a Irish whip but he gives Stardust a forearm. Ryback back drops Goldust over the top rope to the floor.
Stardust tags back in and he goes up top but he is met with a punch to the midsection and both men are down. Ziggler tags in and he clotheslines Stardust and hits a Stinger Splash in the corner followed by a neck breaker. He knocks Goldust off the apron and then he hits a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Ziggler misses a Fameasser but he does not miss the Hesitation DDT but he can only get a near fall.
Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Stardust holds the ropes and then Stardust hits a double jump drop kick. Goldust calls Stardust ‘Cody’ and Stardust tags in Goldust and he leaves the ring and heads to the back. Goldust doesn’t know what the problem is and that allows Ziggler to hit a super kick and he tags in Ryback. Ryback picks up Goldust for the marching muscle buster and he gets the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Ryback
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The Authority tried to get John Cena to do something he never did before, give up. They put him in lopsided matches. You might think that plan is working, but no matter how tall the mountain, he will never give up. We see the footage from two weeks ago when John Cena pinned Seth Rollins because he was spooked by a shot of the Vigilante Sting on the TitanTron and on the stage. For the first time ever on Raw, the WWE Universe got to see Sting. John says he owes Sting a heartfelt thank you because they are officially welcoming Ryback, Erick Rowan, and Dolph Ziggler back to Raw. John says that these three men are proof that the Authority can be beat. If Rusev is the next road block, he will prove that Rusev can be beat.
Stephanie appears on the TitanTron and she says she does not mean to interrupt. Dolph asks Stephanie if she is tired of seeing them overcoming obstacles. Stephanie says that everyone has been fighting Dolph’s fights. Dolph will face Bray Wyatt tonight. Rowan will be facing the man John Cena is about to become very familiar with, Rusev.
Dolph Ziggler versus Bray Wyatt
They start off and Wyatt sends Ziggler into the corner. They exchange punches until Wyatt sends Ziggler to the mat. Wyatt with a kick to the head. Wyatt with a forearm to the back but Ziggler punches back. Ziggler runs into a back elbow. Wyatt stomps on Ziggler’s hand but Ziggler with a drop kick and forearms. Ziggler has Wyatt in the ropes and the referee separates Ziggler from Wyatt. Wyatt with a punch and then he chokes Ziggler in the ropes. The referee warns Wyatt of his count. Wyatt with a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a drop kick. Ziggler goes for the Fameasser but Wyatt moves and goes to the floor. Ziggler goes for the leg and Wyatt blocks him. Ziggler with a side head lock but Wyatt gets to the ropes. Wyatt with an uppercut and head butt followed by a back senton. Wyatt goes for the neck and applies a nerve hold. Ziggler gets back to his feet but Wyatt with a shot to the back. Ziggler with a back elbow and drop kick. Wyatt rolls to the floor. Wyatt drops Ziggler on the middle rope and then Wyatt grabs Ziggler and suplexes him to the floor.
We go to commercial while the referee checks on Ziggler’s neck and shoulder. We are back and Wyatt with a reverse chin lock on Ziggler. Ziggler with punches but Wyatt with a flying forearm and he gets a near fall. Wyatt returns to the reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a jawbreaker and then he connects with an uppercut to Wyatt in the corner. Wyatt charges into the corner and Ziggler moves. Wyatt hits the ring post shoulder first. Wyatt misses the back senton when Ziggler moves.
Both men get up at seven and Ziggler with a flying clothesline and splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Wyatt with a clothesline. Ziggler with the hesitation DDT but he can only get a near fall. Wyatt with two splashes into the corner and then Wyatt leans back to look at the referee checking on Ziggler. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail but Ziggler with a kick and he misses the Fameasser but Ziggler with a super kick to the head and he gets a near fall. Ziggler punches Wyatt but Wyatt punches back. Ziggler with punches but Wyatt with a clubbing blow to the neck. Ziggler with a kick and Fameasser but Wyatt with Sister Abigail for the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt