We start off this week’s show with a look back at the Earth shattering announcement by Triple H that shook the WWE Universe to the core. Roman Reigns has a detour on the road to Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
We are in Colorado Springs, Colorado and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
We begin with MizTV as the Miz and his personal assistant Damien Sandow make their way to the ring. Miz tells Sandow to sit at ringside while Miz goes into the ring to host his show.
Miz welcomes everyone to MizTV. He says his guests tonight . . . The crowd chants for Sandow and Miz says that they have Sandow and he is sitting at ringside like an assistant should.
Miz points out that his guests will face each other at Fastlane, with the winner going to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania.
Miz brings out Daniel Bryan first. Then he brings out Roman Reigns, but Roman’s music jumps the cue from the introduction. Reigns makes his way to the ring and he looks around and he hits Miz with a Superman Punch.
Reigns takes the mic and he asks Daniel if he thinks he can slide in and take his opportunity. Reigns says the truth is that he went through 29 superstars to get through this point. He has no problem going through one more. He is going to Wrestlemania, he is going to fight Brock Lesnar, and he is going to win the WWE Championship.
Reigns asks Daniel if he knows how he is going to do that. He tells Daniel that he is going to beat him at Fastlane. He says that he sees it in Daniel’s eyes. They should do it right here . . . right now.
Roman and Daniel throw their chairs out of the ring, but before the carpet can be removed and a referee makes his way to the ring, Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way onto the stage with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.
Seth says he hates to be a party pooper, but it is his thing. He has a bone to pick with both of you. Daniel Bryan, you know, as well as all of you people, that on Monday night, he was on the verge of beating Daniel and punching his ticket to Fastlane and the main event of Wrestlemania. He was not victorious and do you want to know why? It is because that jerk in the ring next to you tried to stick his nose in Seth’s business.
Seth tells Roman he sucker punched him because he is a coward and he doesn’t have the guts to face him one on one in the ring. Seth says that if he was Roman, he would be afraid to face Seth. Seth reminds everyone that he single handedly brought back the Authority, he almost slayed the beast Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. It does not matter what happens at Fastlane or Wrestlemania because he holds the future in his hands.
While we are on the subject of futures, he says that Daniel’s is in jeopardy. Per the Authority, you have a match against J . . . and . . . J Security . . . and Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins. He wishes Daniel luck making it to Fastlane.
Michael, Byron, and Jerry talk about how the Authority have changed their focus from Roman Reigns to Daniel Bryan.
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.
We are back and Renee Young is in the interview area with Miz and he wants to know if you saw it. He says that was a failed, pathetic attempt at a publicity stunt. He was going to ask about the controversy. The only controversy is that Miz is not in the Main Event of Wrestlemania. He will prove it tonight against Roman Reigns.
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.
Match Number One: Goldust and Stardust versus 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.
Stardust tags in Goldust and Ryback with a hip toss and punch but Goldust with a kick and punches. Stardust tags back in and they hit a double back elbow but Ryback sends Stardust into the turnbuckles and then Ryback punches Goldust. Ryback goes into the corner but Stardust moves and Ryback hits the ring post. Goldust with a clothesline and we go to commercial
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
It is time for the Ernie Ladd video package to celebrate Black History Month.
We go to commercial with Dean Ambrose walking in the back.
We are back and Curtis Axel is in the ring and he says not to change the channel. He says that he was never eliminated from the Royal Rumble match. Axel points to the Wrestlemania sign and he says that he should be headlining Wrestlemania. He wants everyone to start the movement at hashtag Axelmania.
Match Number Two: Dean Ambrose versus Curtis Axel
Axel throws his shirt at Ambrose and he kicks and punches Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose with punches of his own in the corner and the referee warns him. Ambrose runs Axel’s face across the top rope and then he hits a cross body and punches Axel. Ambrose with an elbow drop and then he runs his forearm across the face.
Axel with an Irish whip and he blocks a kick and sends Ambrose into the ropes and then he sends Ambrose head first to the mat. Axel with an elbow followed by cross faces and then he sends Ambrose over the top rope to the floor. Axel with a kick to Ambrose followed by forearms. Axel tries to throw Ambrose back into the ring but he 619s his way back to the floor and he clotheslines Axel.
Ambrose sends Axel back into the ring and Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner followed by a forearm. Ambrose goes up top and he is met with a kick. Axel goes for the fisherman’s suplex but Ambrose escapesand Axel with a punch but Ambrose bounces off the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose with the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match, Wade Barrett appears on the TitanTron and he tells Dean Ambrose he has some breaking news thanks to the Bad News Zone. You are a deranged vagrant of a superstar. You are trying to make a name for yourself by challenging him. He says that Dean is too much of a lunatic to earn an Intercontinental Title opportunity.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Exotic Express falls when they try for the Trust Fall so he attacks the male members of the group.
Match Number Three: Fandango (with Rosa Mendes) versus Adam Rose
Fandango brings Rose into the ring while Fandango yells at the people.
The match starts and Fandango with a spinebuster and punches. Fandango with chops followed by a back elbow. Rose with an Irish whip and he kicks Fandango in the corner but the referee pulls him out of the corner. Rose with a short arm clothesline and Fandango goes to the apron. Rose with a boot to the midsection and they both go to the apron. Rose with a back drop driver onto the apron. Rose sends Fandango face first into the apron.
Fandango with an inside cradle for a near fall. Fandango with a spinning heel kick and then he goes up top for the FanTangoDangoBama Jam and he gets the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz tells Roman that he has embarrassed him on MizTV for the last time. If you want to headline Wrestlemania, why not face someone who did.
Match Number Four: Miz (with Damien Sandow) versus Roman Reigns
Miz waits for Reigns to come into the ring and Miz with a forearm to knock him off the apron. Miz sends Reigns into the ring steps and the referee has to separate them.
The referee checks on Reigns and then he officially starts the match.
Miz with a forearm and punches in the corner while the referee pulls Miz out of the corner. Miz chokes Miz and the referee warns him one more time. Miz with kicks in the corner. Miz with an Irish whip and Reigns with a clothesline and he sends Miz into the turnbuckles. Reigns kicks Miz in the corner. Reigns sends Miz into the turnbuckles but Miz with a kick. Reigns with a shoulder tackle to Miz and Miz goes to the floor while Sandow watches. Reigns with a clothesline as it appears Miz wants to give up and go to the back.
Reigns sends Miz into the ring and Miz goes for a shoulder but Reigns moves and he kicks Miz in the chest. Reigns runs into a boot from Miz in the corner and Miz with a kick and he punches Reigns. Miz with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Miz with a rake of the eyes and then he applies a rear chin lock.
Reigns gets back to his feet and he punches Miz. Miz with the Reality Check and he gets a near fall. Miz chokes Reigns in the ropes and the referee warns him. Miz with a running splash to the back and he gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Reigns punches Miz but Miz with a knee to the midsection. Miz runs into a clothesline when he tries for the Awesome Clothesline.
Reigns with a clothesline into the corner and then he hits a second one. Reigns with a short arm clothesline. Miz escapes a Samoan Drop attempt but Reigns with a bear hug to block the DDT. Reigns with a Flapjack from a fireman’s carry position and then he hits the Superman punch and he follows with a spear for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see what happened on Monday night between Rusev and Erick Rowan in their scheduled match.
Match Number Five: Rusev (with Lana) versus Erick Rowan
They lock up and exchange punches until Rowan connects with a boot to the head and then he sends Rusev into the turnbuckles. Rowan with a POUNCE and Rusev goes to the floor. Rowan follows after Rusev and he sends Rusev back into the ring. Rusev has a kick blocked and Rowan sends him to the mat. Rowan with a splash into the corner but Rusev with a jumping spin kick and he gets a near fall.
Rusev with kicks to Rowan and he follows with elbows to the chest and a chin lock. Rowan with punches to Rusev but Rusev with a knee to the chest. Rusev runs into an elbow from Rowan and then Rowan gets his boot up but Rusev blocks it. Rowan with an Irish whip and double sledge. Rowan with a biel and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a flying back elbow. Rowan with a splash into the corner and a head butt.
Rowan goes to the turnbuckles and he punches Rusev but Rusev gets out of the corner and he kicks Rowan in the back of the leg and Rowan falls to the mat. Rusev with a super kick and then he stomps on the back and applies the Accolade and Rowan taps out.
After the match, the flag successfully falls from the rafters above the ring.
We take a look at what happened after Paige’s match against Alicia Fox when The Bellas, assisted by Alicia added some color to Paige.
Renee Young is with Paige in the interview area. Renee asks Paige about her issues with the Bellas and her match against Nikki for the title. Paige says she does not get embarrassed easily, but on Monday night she was really embarrassed. She understands that she is pale and that she doesn’t act like every other Diva. She is not a conformist. As for the Bella Twins, they will be the ones who will be embarrassed when she beats Nikki for the Divas Championship.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Paige versus Alicia Fox
Paige with a Thesz Press and she punches Alicia. Paige with a thrust kick and she chokes Alicia and punches her. Alicia with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
We see Nikki and Brie watching from the monitor in the back.
Alicia picks up Paige and drops her through the ropes to the floor. Paige gets back into the ring in time and Alicia tries for an arm wringer and she follows with a Northern Lights Suplex for a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Paige with elbows and a kick followed by a series of short arm clotheslines. Paige with a drop kick and then she hits a thrust kick. Paige puts Alicia in the PTO and Alicia taps out.
We go to footage from earlier in the week when Naomi and Jimmy were going to have a double date with Naomi and Tyson. Tyson is running late and he shows up with Cesaro and he wants to hear about the Japan trip. Natalya reminds Tyson that this was supposed to be a double date, but Tyson tells Natalya he thought it was like Canadian doubles so it would be three of them. Tyson says Cesaro has the best stories, unlike some people who recycle their dad’s stories.
Jimmy says Tyson has something working for him. The WWE Universe is responding to him.
Tyson says they are starting to be appreciated in the WWE . . . FACT. They don’t have some stupid catchphrase. They are great technical in ring performers. Natalya says she loves what the Usos do. Tyson tells Natalya not to be a phony because no one likes what the Usos do.
Naomi wants to know who Tyson thinks she is. She will not let Tyson talk to Natalya like that. She tells Tyson he needs to lose that nasty attitude.
Tyson wonders why would he want advice from a former Funkadactyl. Jimmy starts to say something but Tyson moves out of the way.
Jimmy says he has been trying to respect this dinner, but he calls Tyson an ignorant jackass.
Food goes flying and then Cesaro knocks Jimmy down. Tyson wants to know who the jackass is now.
Natalya says she was trying to do something nice and Jimmy and Naomi ruined everything.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the announcers what will happen with Sting and Triple H.
Bray Wyatt interrupts with a blipvert and then he says that man is defined by his actions. He says that he is no man. He is everywhere. He is everything. He is the spirit of perpetual negation. He is the reaper. What is it that makes you think you are immune to me? That there will be no repercussions to your action?
Maybe you think your sins don’t count, but the eyes of a fool are blinded by pride. Now the devil is knocking on your door. Bray simulates knocking. He says that he wants you to come out. Just let him in. Let him in. Let me in.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Daniel Bryan versus Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble
Mercury starts things off and he wants to lock up in a test of strength but it was a trap but Bryan knew better and he got out of the corner. Mercury with a waist lock but Bryan with a standing switch and waist lock take down of his own. Mercury gets to the ropes and Noble tags in. They lock up and Bryan with a wrist lock and he sends Noble into the turnbuckles followed by a series of kicks.
Bryan with a knee to the midsection followed by a near fall. Bryan with a wrist lock and then he takes Noble to the mat and he stomps on the elbow. Bryan with a cross arm breaker but Noble’s destiny is to get to the ropes. Noble goes to the floor and he tags in Rollins. Rollins tells Bryan that it is his time. They lock up and Bryan with a hammer lock and Rollins with an elbow to the head. Bryan with a drop kick to Rollins for a near fall.
Bryan grabs the arm but Rollins backs Bryan into the corner and he punches Bryan. Bryan fights out of the corner while the referee is distracted but Rollins with an elbow and then he connects with a neck breaker. Noble tags in and he drops a knee to the head and follows with a short arm clothesline and a leg drop. Noble yells at Bryan and Bryan takes Noble down but Noble gets to the ropes and Noble kicks Bryan in the head.
Bryan punches Noble and kicks him in the corner. Bryan goes for the running drop kick into the corner but Rollins pulls Noble out of the way and Bryan goes down. Rollins tags in and he sends Bryan into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a German suplex and he gives Bryan a second German suplex after telling him this is what Brock will do to him. Rollins kicks Bryan in the neck and Mercury tags in and he gets a near fall. Noble tags back in and he connects with a boot to the chest and a knee drop to the head. Noble kicks Bryan and he tags Mercury back in and he punches Bryan. Mercury with a standing drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Rollins tags in and he connects with a boot to the midsection. Rollins punches Bryan in the back of the neck and continues with another shot to the neck. Rollins works on the neck but Bryan starts to get a second wind. Bryan with shots to he midsection and both men go for a cross body and both men are down. Bryan with punches to Rollins but Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles.
Rollins kicks Bryan in the corner and he tags in Noble but Noble tags in Mercury. They pick up Bryan for a super power bomb but Bryan with a super rana to Rollins to counter. Bryan with a drop toe hold to Noble as he charges at him and Noble goes into the turnbuckles. Mercury with an Irish whip but Bryan floats over and he hits a suicide dive onto Rollins.
Bryan kicks Mercury from the apron and he hits a missile drop kick on Noble and Mercury. Bryan kips up and he connects with kicks to the chest of both men. Rollins tries for a German suplex but Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor and then Noble is back dropped to the floor.
Bryan with a kick to Mercury followed by a forearm to Rollins on the apron. Mercury with a rollup for a near fall but Bryan kicks out and applies the Yes Lock and Mercury taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan celebrates on the ramp, but he has his back turned so that means that Kane has to attack Bryan from behind. Kane kicks Bryan down the ramp and Kane sends Bryan into the ring. Noble and Mercury attack Bryan and then they hold Bryan for Kane who gives Bryan a choke slam.
Rollins wants them to get him again. Kane grabs Bryan and he gives Daniel a second choke slam.
Rollins with Black Out to Bryan.
We go to credits.