WWE Raw results: Daniel Bryan returns to haunt The Authority following Survivor Serious shock

The debut of Sting the night before cost Triple H and Stephanie McMahon their jobs and things were only made worse when Bryan returned on Raw

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After last night’s shocking Survivor Series, it seems that there is to be a new order in WWE, but who, or what, is it to be?

And the man to first make his way down to the ring was the recently fired Chief Operating Officer and his wife, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. The two were slightly humbled and humiliated before HHH launched into a tirade about nobody being able to step up to the plate, and that WWE would fail without them.

He then stated that the WWE universe would beg for them to return, right before Daniel Bryan did. A clearly delighted Bryan took great pride in rubbing the two’s faces in their misery before announcing that he had been put in charge of RAW for the night.

Survivor Series results: Sting stuns Triple H

He then called Team Authority out before making some announcements; Seth Rollins and two tag-team partners of the WWE universe’s choice would face John Cena and Dolph Ziggler that night; giving Corporate Kane the new job of Director of Food and Beverages, with the new title Concessions Kane; giving Rusev the option of competing in a company-wide Battle Royale for his United States Championship, or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance; putting Luke Harper in a match for the Intercontinental Championship with Dean Ambrose; and putting Mark Henry into a match with Ryback, next.

Daniel Bryan returned to Raw

Ryback flew down and attacked Henry before the match had even started, slamming him into the ring post and the barricade. When the match did get underway, he quickly delivered a Spinebuster then a Meathook Clothesline, ending the match.

Our next match was the Championship contest between Harper and Ambrose. Harper’s physicality and sadistic nature dominated the match before the Lunatic Fringe was able to mount a physical comeback of his own. Both men got a number of near pinfalls but when Harper shoved Ambrose into the official, he was disqualified, meaning that Ambrose retained his title.

Ambrose then hit Harper with Dirty Deeds onto a steel chair but just as he was about to grab more ammunition, Bray Wyatt appeared out of nowhere, attacking his rival and burying him under a pile of rubble, just like at Survivor Series.

Bray Wyatt appeared to take out Dean Ambrose for the second night in a row

The former tag-team champions, Gold & Stardust, were in action next against the new champions, The Miz & Damien Mizdow, in a bid to win their titles back. Miz and his stunt double picked up the win after Mizdow had fought alone for most of the match and had taken out both opposition, before Miz tagged himself back in to hit the Skull-crushing Finale and get the three count.

Rusev was the next member of Team Authority to come down to the ring, but as he was about to leave the arena without making a decision from the aforementioned options, Bryan sent down Sergeant Slaughter to ‘supervise’. As Lana started to recite the Pledge though, Rusev stopped her before confronting Slaughter, prompting Jack Swagger to run down to the ring and take out the Bulgarian/Russian.

Justin Gabriel and Fandango were the next two men to face off against each other, apparently they’re still on the roster. The ‘new and improved’ Fandango took control from the start and got the win after hitting Gabriel with a big leg-drop off the top rope.

Big Show came down to the ring now to explain his decision for turning heel on Team Cena last night at Survivor Series (that has a familiar ring to it doesn’t it?). He said that he made a mistake but did it so that he could look after his family and not get fired. He asked the WWE universe for forgiveness but when it didn’t come, he lost it and called out the locker room in case anyone had a problem with him. Erick Rowan did. Big Show started taunting him before Rowan launched into the (slightly) bigger man, kicking him out of the ring. This could be a good feud.

Erick Rowan confronts the Big Show after his turn at Survivor Series

Brie Bella was in action next against the former Divas champion AJ Lee. Brie got the win after dominating and capitalising on the distraction from the new champ, her sister Nikki – who was at ringside – to roll up AJ for the surprise victory.

And now surely a first, even for WWE, Adam Rose and the Bunny up against Tyson Kidd and Natalya. A male/female/rabbit tag-team match. Rose once again ended up losing after the Bunny accidentally grabbed his leg, causing the distraction so Kidd could roll him up for the pin.

The Main Event had arrived, a 3-on-2 handicap match between Doplh Zigger & John Cena and Seth Rollins and the WWE universe’s choice of partners, Authority security Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. After a rusty start, J&J, complete with shirt and tie, worked their way into the match mainly thanks to some dirty work from Rollins. Ziggler and Cena prevailed though after hitting the two security with their signature moves to get the win.

John Cena hits Seth Rollins with the Attitude Adjustment

While Rollins tried to walk away, Bryan threw him into the ring so that he was on the end of a Super-kick and an Attitude Adjustment. At the end of the show, the ‘Anonymous’ RAW General Manager sent an email to Michael Cole stating that ‘order and discipline will return next week’.


Dean Ambrose DEF Luke Harper via DQ

The Miz & Damien Mizdow DEF Gold & Stardust

Fandango DEF Justin Gabriel