Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to host the Ambrose Asylum. Dean says the Ambrose Asylum is back by popular demand. They say Wrestlemania only happens once a year so he does not know if he is in a coma since Money in the Bank feels like Wrestlemania. They have the most loaded Money in the Bank Ladder matches, not because he is in it. There are two Wrestlemania quality matches and he wants to talk about the one that is two years in the making, Seth Rollins versus Roman Reigns. Dean asks some rhetorical questions about Money in the Bank, but that is in Las Vegas.
Dean brings out the ‘scum of the Earth’ Seth Rollins.
Then Dean brings out Roman Reigns too. Dean says this is great and he says this is fun. He wants to get right down to it and he asks Seth about the knee. Seth asks if Dean has not watched his special on the WWE Network. He will take that as a no. His knee is 100% ready to go. Dean says that is good to hear. He asks Seth about his face because . . . it’s killing him. Dean asks Roman how is the Big Easy treating him and he says pretty good and then the crowd boos him. He says it was good on Bourbon Street last night. Dean asks Seth if he is hitting up the 99 cent margaritas. He calls Seth a sour puss and tells him to stop being a party pooper because no one is trying to come out of a box to attack him.
Seth mentions Wrestlemania a few years ago when they beat the New Age Outlaws and Kane. Then he mentions the helicopter in London. He brings up the sushi train in Tokyo. Seth asks Roman about finding Dean passed out by the dumpster. He says they had some good times. The best times he had in this ring were with you guys. They won titles and travelled the world. What about the six man tag match against the Wyatt Family or the two matches against Evolution. They sent Batista packing so he owes them a favor since he is a huge star. Seth says the best time he every had in a ring with you guys was when he took a chair and put it in your back. Another big Shield moment was when he stole Roman’s moment and cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to be the first one of the Shield to win the World Title. Dean asks Roman about the match on Sunday and what can they expect. Roman says the Big Dog walks in as champ and The Big Dog walks out as champ. Dean asks Seth about his claim that he is still the champion. Seth asks if Roman ever beat him for the title. Dean asks Roman about that. Roman says if Seth is the rightful champ, why does he have this. Dean tells Roman he asks the questions.
Roman is treated like he played for the Chicago Bears. He says that Seth Rollins sold out two years ago when he turned on The Shield. He has called himself The Man, but how can you call yourself THE MAN when you are running from THE GUY. He is not a good guy or a bad guy, as long as the title is on his shoulder, he is THE GUY. He tells Seth if he thinks he is The Man, come on out and prove it.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage and he starts to walk down the ramp, but he stops and jumps up and down. He moves a little closer to the ring but then he stops short and heads back up the ramp. Seth gets a mic and he thinks about saying something. Seth drops the mic and he storms towards the ring but stops short again. Seth goes back up the ramp again. Seth gestures that he has had enough and walks to the back. Seth makes his way to the ring and gets next to the ring but Reigns sees so Rollins goes back up the ramp.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Seth appreciates the reaction to his return to Raw.
He wants to know if the people of Baltimore are going to let him talk. He says it has been 200 days since he left. He has been thinking about stepping inside his ring once again. Seth says unless you are living under a rock, he is back. For seven months, he has waited to come back to win back the title he never lost. At Extreme Rules, he fired the first shot.
We see a photo of the Pedigree by Rollins to Roman Reigns after Roman defeated AJ Styles.
Seth says he feels like the people missed him. Seth says it was not always that way. When he put a steel chair in Roman’s back to end the Shield, you booed him every time. You were calling for his head every night. When he won the WWE Championship, he says you called him the weakest WWE Champion of all time. You were begging for people to beat him for the title, bu t no one could. You said he hid behind the Authority. You went against everything he earned during his title reign.
Then his knee buckled under the weight of carrying this company on his back for so freaking long. Then he started getting tweets and comments from people saying they missed him and wanted him to come back soon. He got flowers and so much fan mail, he did not know what to do with it. Seth says he did not open a single letter and he put it in a garbage can and he lit it on fire. Seth said he did not need you on his side to win the title or to defend the title. He says he does not need them to get it back.
Seth says there is only room on the Seth Rollins bandwagon for one dude and that is him. You weren’t there with him when he was rehabbing twice a day to get his title back. He says that is more work he has done in the last seven months than you have in your collective lives. Boo him or cheer him. He is back for one thing . . . the title he never lost. He redesigned Seth Rollins and he will take back HIS WWE World Championship.
It is time for the nominees for Superstar of the Year and Stephanie McMahon is out to list the nominees. Stephanie mentions that every Superstar is eligible for nomination. The nominees are…Roman Reigns, Sheamus, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, The New Day, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Kane, Seth Rollins, and Sting.
The Superstar of the Year is Seth Rollins.
Seth comes out on crutches and he says there is a part of him who wants to say thank you, but was there any other option than him? At the Royal Rumble, he was in the Triple Threat Match against John Cena and Brock Lesnar. He held the US Title and the WWE Title at the same time. He cashed in Money in the Bank in the main event of Wrestlemania to become the WWE Champ. As quickly as that success came, one wrong landing and it all disappeared. Seth says that he wants everyone to listen closely to him. In 2016, he will redesign Seth Rollins. He will rebuild himself. He will come back and reclaim the title he never lost. Whoever is the champion, keep the title warm because he will come back for what is his.
Roman says based on your energy, he says he is proud to be in Denver. He is also proud to be the Number One Contender and the next WWE Champion. He wants to talk about Seth Rollins. He is good in the ring, but he is good at other things. He is good at brown nosing and kissing the Authority’s ass. He does not like people who lie to his face and stab him in the back. Seth has been lucky enough to be champion since Wrestlemania, but that is where it ends. Nothing will stop him from becoming the next WWE World Champion and you can…BELIEVE THAT.
Seth Rollins makes his way onto the stage. Are you going to believe that Roman is going to do something that no one else has been able to do and take his WWE Championship. He does not believe Roman. He also wants to know if Roman gave him a compliment. Seth says Roman is good too. He wouldn’t have recruited Roman for the Shield if he wasn’t good. At Wrestlemania, you stood toe to toe with the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar. You took everything he had to dish out and gave back just as good. How did that night end for you Roman? Seth reminds Roman he cashed in his contract and won the match to become the WWE Champion. Seth says he rewrote history by doing something that no one else had done before. When history is written about you, you were good, but you will always be second best. These people, they will only remember you as the guy who used to carry his bags.
Roman tells Seth to carry himself down here and see who the real man is. Seth says he will do this right now, but after taking a few steps down the ramp, he pauses and then heads closer to the ring until…the music for Triple H plays and he is joined by Stephanie McMahon the revolutionary. Stephanie says if we are going to do this, we are going to make this official. Stephanie asks how many people want to see Seth Rollins versus Roman Reigns? How many want to see them face each other for the WWE Championship. You are going to get it…but not tonight. Hunter says he knew they could get them. Hunter wants to know how high are the people to believe that they would do this. Stephanie says they are not going to give that match away in Denver. That match will take place at Survivor Series. Hunter mentions that since Roman is itching for a fight, let’s have a traditional five on five Survivor Series elimination match. Hunter says a team captained by and chosen by Seth Rollins will face a team captained and chosen by Roman Reigns.
Backstage: Kevin Owens is walking in the back and Seth Rollins is happy to see him. Seth says that was huge out there. Kevin thanks him and wants to know where is this going. Seth says Wrestlemania is right around the corner and what better match than champion versus champion Kevin Owens versus Seth Rollins. Kevin says he likes the sound of that. Seth asks if Kevin likes the sound of Kevin being on Team Rollins. Kevin says he likes the idea of the Wrestlemania match and he says he is in. He tells Seth that he owes him one.