Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring so he can assume his rightful means of celebration after the Royal Rumble and POINT TO THE SIGN.
Seth says he came to this ring last week and he said that thirty men would lay it all on the line in the Royal Rumble for immortality. Seth said he would outlast them because of heart, determination, passion, love. Tonight, Seth says he is standing in this ring and he can say that he is going to the main event of Wrestlemania.
Seth promised himself that if he won the Royal Rumble, he was not going to do it . . . but this is a once in a lifetime shot so he has to point at the sign. Seth says all he wanted to do was poit at the sign and main event Wrestlemania. Winning the Royal Rumble is not the end of the journey, it is the beginning of the journey. He has a choice to take. One path can take him to Smackdown where he can challenge someone who has been a friend of his for a long time, WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.
Seth’s other path takes him to Suplex City, where he challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. It will take him some time to make that decision.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Hunter says he is glad that Seth got to live the dream and point at the sign. Hunter says he would have been disappointed if he didn’t. That is why he came out a few months ago to challenge Seth Rollins. Hunter says he has known that dream. Hunter says he knows what that dream was like because it was his dream. Seth stepped up to the challenge and Hunter says he is proud.
The Royal Rumble is a match designed to test the limits of all athletes. Put the 30 best in the ring until there is one left. Last night, we found out who The One is. That one is Seth Rollins. Hunter reminds Seth that he has a question of who he will burn down at Wrestlemania. Much like Becky Lynch has the same decision. She will make her decision on Smackdown, but you need to make yours right here tonight. You know better than anybody how fast the machine moves. We need to know and you need to make the decision on the cross road tonight. You have until the end of the night.
Daniel Bryan will be here. Brock Lesnar will be here. Hunter says he needs to know whose ass Seth will kick at Wrestlemania.
Seth says this will be one of the hardest decisions he had to make in his career but if it has to be done tonight . . .
Dean Ambrose interrupts with his music and he makes his way to the ring.
Dean says this is so cute. This father/son shtick makes him sick. When we were riding around Florida for $500 he didn’t care. Hunter tried to get rid of you but Dean says he believed in you. Hunter tried to stop us.
Hunter talks about Dean attacking his brother on the same night his other brother announced he had leukemia.
Dean says this conversation does not concern you.
Hunter says this all concerns him.
Dean calls Seth a suck up and a kiss ass. Go ahead and headline Wrestlemania. Dean says he hopes Seth wins whatever title match he chooses, but the one person Seth cannot beat without help is him. Dean suggests that Chuckles make this match if he has stroke.
Hunter leaves the ring and Dean asks if he needs permission from his father in law first.
Hunter calls for a referee.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins
Rollins with chops and punches followed by kicks. Rollins with a double sledge to the back and a snap mare followed by a kick to the chest. Rollins with a knee drop to the head and Dean rolls to the floor. Rollins with a baseball slide that sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier. Rollins sends Dean into the ringside barrier and chops Dean. Ambrose with a punch and Seth with a chop and punches. Rollins breaks the referee’s count and Dean sends Rollins into the crowd. Rollins with a punch and a springboard clothesline. Dean with a kick and he sends Rollins to the mat.
Ambrose punches Rollins and kicks him in the corner. Rollins with a kick to the head. Rollins misses the Black Out and he goes for a sunset flip power bomb but Ambrose escapes and sends Rollins into the ring post a few times. Ambrose gets a near fall. Ambrose with an STF. Ambrose with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Ambrose is sent to the floor and Dean with a forearm to stop the suicide dive. Ambrose with a kick and a butterfly gourdbuster for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dean with forearms to the back from the turnbuckles but Seth pushes Dean off. Dean with a forearm and he goes for a butterfly superplex. Seth blocks it and he punches and head butts Dean to the mat. Seth with a cross body off the turnbuckles. Rollins with a chop and Dean chops back. They go back and forth until Dean misses and Seth with a back elbow. Seth with slingblade and Dean goes to the floor. Seth with a suicide dive and he sends Dean into the ringside barrier. Seth clotheslines Dean over the top rope to the floor and Seth with another suicide dive.
Seth goes for a suplex but Dean lands on his feet and Seth with an enzuigiri. Dean falls to the floor. Seth goes for a suicide dive and he connects. Seth sends Dean back into the ring and Seth goes up top and misses a frog splash. Dean with a La Magistral for a near fall. Dean with a kick but Rollins avoids the double under hook DDT. Rollins with a buckle bomb and thrust kick. Rollins with Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
We see the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title belts.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dean Ambrose is still in the ring and he has a chair.
Dean says he has something serious that he has to tell the people. When he signed with WWE . . .
Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka make their way to the ring for their match.