Previously on: the Shield stood tall, John Cena beat Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan refused to give up his title. All this and more went down at “WWE Payback.”
The big news: And so it was done, the end of the Shield has arrived. It’s a safe bet you never saw that ending coming on “WWE Raw,” but we’ll get there.
The show kicked off with Batista throwing a fit and quitting Evolution and WWE. Truthfully, he’s got a movie to go talk up so that’s why he’s leaving. It’s been coming for a while. With him out of the picture, Randy Orton was set to meet Roman Reigns in the main event because Triple H won’t give up the battle.
When it finally rolled around, Triple H said he always has a Plan B. That plan was Seth Rollins, who attacked Dean Ambrose and Reigns with a steel chair. He’s defected from The Shield to join the ranks of Evolution, it seems. If that’s the case, he’s the perfect young superstar to represent “the future” in the group.
However, it was all done at the expense of The Shield, one of the hottest acts in years. The plan needs to be pushing him to the moon because it needs to be worth it.
Daniel Bryan has been given a further reprieve from defending his title. He now has until “Money In the Bank” to heal up. If he is cleared to wrestle by then, he’ll face Kane in a stretcher match. If not, the title will be on the line in the Money In the Bank ladder match.
The John Cena and Bray Wyatt feud is thankfully dead, but Wyatt made no “Raw” appearance.
Odds and ends:
- Lana not only talks up Vladimir Putin, she’s not added Edward Snowden to the list
- What in the world is the Russian Federation?
- Batista quit because you called him Bluetista. Never forgot that.
- No, he actually quit because he has a Marvel movie to promote.
- Ambrose’s look of shock when Rollins turned on The Shield was a thing of beauty.
- Instead of Stone Cold Horn Swoggle, we got him in an afro wig. That’s no fun.
- Sheamus and Rob Van Dam beat Bad News Barrett and Cesaro
- Bo Dallas beat Kofi Kingston
- John Cena beat Kane by DQ
- Los Matadores beat 3MB
- Alicia Fox and Aksana beat Nikki Bella
- Adam Rose beat Jack Swagger
- The Wyatt Family beat The Usos
- Alberto Del Rio beat Dolph Ziggler
- Rybaxel beat Goldust and Sin Cara