Seth Rollins’ music plays and he comes out with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.
Seth says that he cannot believe what he is hearing. This is ridiculous. He did curb stomp John last week so maybe that is why he can’t see what is wrong with this picture. First, you are out here running your mouth again. He reminds John that no one wants to hear his voice. He didn’t come out here to disrespect John or Hogan. You are both legends in your respective eras.
Seth says that John’s time is up and his time is now. He is the future of WWE and he is the new standard bearer. If you want to last one more day in the Seth Rollins era, that is something you are going to have to live with.
Seth says that isn’t even why he came out here. The real indictment on this entire company is the fact that Ho Ho Hogan is running Raw tonight when it should be the Authority. He says that Hogan is a farce. Seth says that he doesn’t mean to be the Grinch, but Stephanie and Triple H deserve to be here with all they have accomplished in 2014 but they are at home depressed because they are sitting at home watching people like Hogan run this company into the toilet.
That started at Survivor Series when your team couldn’t get it done and had to get help from the Vigilante Sting. Seth says that he considers John lucky. He is lucky that he let John get up and walk out of the ring on his own two feet. Santa, if you don’t grant him his Christmas present, you might not be so lucky. The present he wants and deserves is to force John Cena to do the right thing and bring the Authority back.
John tells Seth to shut up. John says that Seth is putting the people to sleep. This year, you turned your back on your friends. You have lied, cheated, and stole. Now you have the gall to run your mouth against Hogan. If you come to the ring, you will get a present from him.
John tells Seth to come to the ring like a man or stay there like a coward. He says that he is not bringing the Authority back.
Hogan says that he will have to go with an alternative. Seth Rollins will face John Cena and that will be the opening match.
We go to commercial.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins (with J&J Security)
They lock up and Rollins with a side head lock. Rollins with a shoulder tackle but Cena with a hip toss and Rollins rolls to the floor. Seth tells Joey and Jamie to surround Cena and Cena goes after Mercury and then Noble. That allows Rollins to attack Cena and he kicks Cena until the referee warns him.
Cena with punches followed by an Irish whip. Rollins with a knee and then he hits a blockbuster for a near fall. Rollins punches Cena and connects with an elbow to the back of the head. Rollins punches Cena. Rollins with more punches to Cena followed by a hard Irish whip. Cena with a drop kick. Rolins with a kick to the knee followed by punches and kicks in the corner.
Rollins with an elbow drop to the knee as he starts to focus on the leg. Rollins punches Cena in the midsection and he chokes Cena in the corner. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner and Cena goes down. Rollins with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a front face lock.
Cena powers out of the hold and he kicks Rollins and both men go for clotheslines and they both go down. Rollins and Noble distract the referee with the briefcase and Mercury hits Cena and Rollins gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a head lock. Cena blocks a kick and then he hits a flying shoulder tackle, but Rollins knows what is next so Rollins drops down and Cena goes to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive. Rollins rolls Cena back into the ring and Rollins misses a springboard knee. Cena misses a Blue Thunder Bomb attempt and Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a super kick for a near fall.
Rollins goes for a buckle bomb but Cena counters and gets Rollins on his shoulders. Rollins lands on his feet and Cena blocks a kick from Rollins. Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb and then he tries for an STF but Rollins lands on his feet when he tries to pulls Rollins off the ropes. Rollins with an enzuigiri for a near fall.
Rollins with a running forearm into the corner but Cena with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. The referee starts his count as they get back to their feet. Rollins and Cena with punches. Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb and then he hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gets Rollins on his shoulders but he goes after Noble and Mercury when they get on the apron. Cena with a back body drop onto Mercury and Noble on the floor.
Cena sends Rollins back into the ring and he goes up top for the Rocker Dropper and he hits it but he can only get a two count. Cena with a front face lock and he puts Rollins on the turnbuckles. Cena tries for a superplex but Rollins holds on and gets to his feet and he hits a buckle bomb for a near fall.
Rollins gets back to his feet and he tries for Black Out but Cena moves and he locks in the STF. Rollins gets to the ropes but Cena pulls Rollins into the center of the ring. Mercury gets into the ring and then Noble tries to interfere. Cena with a splash into the corner and he give Mercury and Noble and double Attitude Adjustment. Rollins misses a shot with the briefcase and Cena with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena