Raw Recap (02/29/2016)


The WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H is out first to address Roman Reigns. Triple H discusses "authority" and how everyone must "know their place in life," including Reigns. This leads to an interruption from Dean Ambrose who informs Triple H that Reigns is "coming." Ambrose asks Triple H who he wanted not to win the Triple Threat match. Triple H informs Ambrose that the only two that mattered in that match were Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Ambrose states that Triple H cannot beat him in the ring before challenging him to a title match. Triple H takes the request "under advisement" and says he will answer Ambrose by the end of the show before placing Ambrose in a match with Alberto Del Rio.

Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (#1 Contenders Match)

The crowd was split during this match as the two bright-haired Divas put forth a strong showing. In the end, a double pinfall would declare this bout a draw.

Bray Wyatt cuts a promo about his "mind being the key to saving the entire world" with his three Monstrous Brothers stand behind.

The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

Throwaway match: The Miz scores a quick roll-up victory.

Stephanie McMahon is out to properly accept the "Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award" and finish her acceptance speech from last week. Stephanie attempts to push through her speech but the crowd will not allow for it to happen. Stephanie loses her cool and shoots down her brother to the audience with some harsh facts and criticisms. (Great promo from Stephanie.)

Lucha Dragons vs. Sheamus and Rusev

Sheamus and Rusev pick up the victory but the League of Nations as a whole feel flat. This group has fallen rather hard.

Adam Rose vs. Ryback

Ryback makes quick work of Adam Rose. (Another Ryback push is seemingly in the works ... which will flop once again.)

The New Day vs. Chris Jericho and A.J. Styles

This would turn out to be a solid match with Kofi Kingston eventually tapping out to the Walls of Jericho.

Post-Match: Chris Jericho and A.J. Styles challenge The New Day to a title match next week on Raw.

Mr. McMahon is out to address the situation with his son. McMahon states that he "loves his son enough to teach him a lesson." McMahon introduces The Undertaker who immediately grabs McMahon by the throat. The Undertaker informs McMahon that "the blood of his son is going to be on his hands." The Undertaker leaves and McMahon goes on to say that after WrestleMania he will "renounce Shane McMahon as his son."

Jey Uso vs. Bubba Ray Dudley

Bubba Ray shows off some singles skill in this victory over one-half of the Uso brothers.

Kevin Owens vs. Big Show

Kevin Owens is counted out because Big Show was counted out on SmackDown. (Someone save Kevin Owens from his WWE fate.)

Brie Bella vs. Naomi

Not much excitement here: Brie Bella taps out.

Post-Match: Lana appears to laugh at Brie Bella's pain.

Backstage: Charlotte informs Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks that they will have another chance to earn a title shot on SmackDown.

Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio

Dean Ambrose must deal with the League of Nations at ringside while taking the fight to everybody ... until Triple H appears. The League of Nations beat down Ambrose and leave his carcass for "The Game." Triple H tells Ambrose that "he is never going to beat The Authority," leading to Ambrose attacking Triple H. However, Ambrose gets hit with a Pedigree as Triple H accepts the title match. Ambrose mumbles a "thanks" on the mic, causing Triple H to beat Ambrose atop the announce table as the show concludes.

Going Forward

Charlotte defending the Divas Championship against Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks could prove to be the best Divas match in WrestleMania history. (The match on SmackDown will likely end in controversy.)

Something feels off about The Undertaker/Shane McMahon match. What does The Undertaker have to prove by participating in this bout? What are The Deadman's motives?

Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose really feels like the big match heading into this year's WrestleMania.

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