Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he is accompanied by Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble, and his briefcase. Seth says that he has just received word that New Jersey’s own Jon Stewart has wrapped up his comedy show and he is on his way to Raw to confront him. He tells Jon that he knows he is watching. If you are not on your way to get down on your knees to beg forgiveness, you should turn around and not show up. Seth says that he is not some comedy foil. This is not a Jerry Lawler/Andy Kaufman situation. Seth says that he is going to show everyone that he can do his job better than Stewart can. He is the future of the WWE, he is Mr. Money in the Bank, and he is the shining jewel of the Authority. Every person in the crowd paid to see Seth Rollins because they do not hand out free tickets like they do for The Daily Show.
Roman Reigns interrupts Seth and says that he wants to hear everyone tell Seth that he sucks live. Seth says that before he was so rudely interrupted, that he is worth more than Michael Jordan. He can out work everybody. He can out-talk Jon Stewart, he can out rap Wiz Kalifa, and he can out eat Mark Henry. Since you are out here, he can outwrestle you. Seth, not Roman, is going to be the next WWE Champion. Seth stops Roman from saying he is going to be the next WWE Champion. Jersey agrees with him because you cannot beat Brock Lesnar. Seth says that he has been in the ring with Brock and with you. Brock is a near indestructible force. Seth says that he can beat Brock Lesnar and he can beat you. Roman asks Seth if he can beat Brock Lesnar. Last time he checked, you had a chance at the Royal Rumble, but you couldn’t get the job done. He wants to know if Seth is man enough to cash in the contract and beat him and Brock Lesnar in a Triple Threat match in the main event of Wrestlemania? Seth says that he could do that . . . or he can wait until you and Brock tear each other to pieces and then maybe he can cash in on whoever is left standing. Or maybe he can wait until the night after Wrestlemania when the entire world watches the fallout of Wrestlemania. Maybe he can bide his time and cash in when the champ least expects it.
Roman says that he can punch Seth in his mouth. Rollins pushes Reigns and Reigns punches Rollins and then he hits a Superman punch on Noble and a spear to Mercury.
Backstage: Seth says he forgot how hard Roman hits and then he wants to know where Jamie and Joey were. Randy Orton appears and he tells Seth that . . . was embarrassing. Where was Seth’s crack security team? They shouldn’t have let Roman within ten feet of Seth. He agrees with what Seth said. Randy says if that happened to him, he would go to the Authority and demand a one on one match against Roman Reigns to prove that not only could he out talk Jon Stewart but he can outwrestle Roman Reigns. Seth says that he can outwrestle anyone on the roster and he will take care of this himself.
It is time for The Daily Show with Seth Rollins and he is in the ring with Joey and Jamie behind him. Seth welcomes everyone and he reminds everyone who he is. Seth points out that they are in Newark, New Jersey, but it is not a glorious place. It is the armpit of America. For the last two weeks, alleged funny man Jon Stewart has been calling him out and saying he wanted a piece of him. We take a look at Seth Rollins appearing on The Daily Show last week (in case you were not watching the start of the show). Seth says he verbally dominated Jon Stewart on his own show and he is here to prove that he can do Jon’s job far better than he ever could. The first topic is ‘Where is Jon Stewart?” Jon talked a tough game a few weeks ago, but now he is dead silent. He says that Jon is a wuss and a phony, but what do you expect, he is from New Jersey. Seth says to give Jon credit where it is deserved. He decided not to show up, just like America didn’t show up to the movie he directed last year. Seth says he would make sure that Jon retired early if he showed up because he would not be able to do a show with his jaw wired shut. Jon shows up and he makes his way to the ring. Seth welcomes Jon to the show. Jon says that this is something else that Seth did not earn. Seth says that he is proving to the world that he can do this job better than Jon. Jon says that Seth is proving that he can barely read. Seth asks Jon if he is trying to embarrass him. Jon says that Seth is dressed like a SWAT Team Stripper. Jon says that the people of New Jersey aren’t afraid of the curb stomp because that is the way they greet everyone in the morning . . . for brunch. Jon remembers the wrestlers who earned it like Bruno Sammartino and Gorilla Monsoon. You never fought your way up like Mick Foley. You never went against the establishment like Stone Cold. You never fought through injury after injury to become a great like the Undertaker.
You thought you could take a short cut by cheating and becoming the poster boy for the Authority. Jon says that posters get taken down when people get tired of him. Jon says that he has something that Seth never will and that is respect. Jon says he will prove it. The Authority doesn’t care about you. If they cared, who is fighting for the title at Wrestlemania? Is it Seth Rollins? Is it Lesnar and Reigns? If you are better in the ring, why aren’t you fighting for the title? No matter what happens at Wrestlemania, you will have nothing. You will only be holding your briefcase. It is something you didn’t earn. Jon says that he was in Boston and you did not earn that briefcase. He says that if Kane did not…Jon gets up and he is cornered by Joey, Jamie, and Seth. Seth grabs Jon and…Randy Orton’s music plays and Seth looks at the ramp. Jon with a low kick and he gets out of the ring. Orton goes halfway to the ring and then he turns around and goes to the back.
Backstage: Seth is in the office and he says that he cannot believe that Jon Stewart came into his ring and embarrassed him. Randy Orton comes out and he says that he saved Seth’s career. If you had punched Jon, you would have been sued and you would have lost your job. Where is the thanks? Randy says that if Seth needs any help tonight, all you have to do is ask. Kane and Big Show enter and they say they have Seth’s back. Jamie tells Orton they won’t need everybody out there.
Roman Reigns versus Seth Rollins (with Big Show, Kane, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury)
Rollins with a side head lock and Reigns with a shoulder tackle and Rollins goes to the floor to regroup. Rollins returns to the ring and Reigns with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Reigns with a reverse atomic drop and a regular atomic drop as Reigns works on the area that Stewart weakened earlier in the night. Rollins returns to the ring and Reigns blocks a kick and Reigns with a punch. Reigns with a hard Irish whip. Reigns with another hard Irish whip. Rollins with a punch but Reigns with an arm wringer and then he hits a leaping elbow drop and gets a near fall. Reigns with a head butt. Reigns sends Rollins into the turnbuckles but Rollins with punches. Reigns with a knee to the midsection and Rollins with a drop kick. Rollins punches Reigns and then he chokes Reigns in the ropes. Rollins with a wrist lock and kick to the midsection and double sledge to the back. Reigns punches Rollins but Rollins with a kick and he sends Reigns to the floor. Mercury and Noble try to attack Reigns but it fails. Rollins goes for a suicide dive but Reigns with a punch. Reigns with a clothesline to Mercury. Reigns with a charge into the corner but he goes shoulder first into the ring post when Rollins moves.
Randy Orton’s music plays because . . . ? We go to commercial.
We are back and Reigns catches Rollins off the turnbuckles and Reigns tries for a Samoan drop but Rollins gets to his feet and he works on the knee. Rollins with elbows to Reigns followed by a reverse chin lock. Reigns gets to his feet and he hits a belly-to-back into a uranage and both men are down. Rollins misses a Vigilante Stinger Splash and Reigns with a clothesline. Reigns with another clothesline followed by the Neverending Story. Reigns misses a short arm clothesline but he hits a tilt-a-whirl slam. Reigns sets for the Superman punches but Joey grabs Reigns’ leg and Joey is thrown over the top rope. Rollins with an enzuigiri but Reigns kicks out. Rollins goes to the apron and he goes up top but Reigns with an uppercut and he goes for a superplex but Rollins blocks it. Rollins goes for a sunset flip power bomb but Reigns with a back body drop. Reigns knocks Noble off the apron and Rollins with a rollup and a super kick for a near fall.
Rollins goes up top but Reigns catches him and hits a rollup but then picks up Rollins for a one arm sit out power bomb and he gets a near fall. Rollins with punches but Reigns punches back. Rollins with kicks and a back heel kick but Reigns with a back drop that sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Show checks on Rollins and Reigns with a clothesline off the apron to Show. Reigns rolls Rollins into the ring but the referee is blocked by Rollins and Kane hits Reigns in the ribs with a chair. Rollins can only get a near fall. Rollins sets for Black Out but Reigns moves and he hits a Superman punch on Rollins and on Kane. Randy Orton grabs Reigns by the leg to stop him from hitting a spear and Rollins with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match: Reigns with a plancha onto Kane, Rollins, Mercury and Noble. Reigns goes after Show on the ramp. Reigns kicks Show and then he sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. Reigns spears Kane and then Show punches Reigns and they go into the ring. Reigns recovers and hits a spear on Show. Reigns with a spear to Rollins as he comes off the turnbuckles.