Backstage with Seth Rollins and Mick Foley
Foley tells Seth that he has a match with Sami Zayn, and if Sami wins, he gets Seth's spot in the Rumble.
Seth says he now has "no choice" but to win the Royal Rumble and go on to be in the Main Event at WrestleMania, to throw it in Stephanie and "that coward husband of hers" face.
Seriously, Seth. I'm pretty sure Hunter is just hanging out over near Gorilla position. You should go fight him.
SETH ROLLINS vs SAMI ZAYN
This has the potential to be really good with stakes attached.
But it's on Raw, so ...
There's the customary feeling out process in a face vs face match, then they both get pissed and start beating on each other.
Seth catches Sami with a surprise clothesline, then hits him with a suicide dive.
Back from the break and Sami's comeback starts. He sidesteps a flying knee off the top rope and hits Rollins with a Blue Thunder Bomb.
Rollins reverses a flying cross body into a rollup pinfall.
Sami hits a Michinoku Driver.
The two dodge each other's top rope stuff, and Sami runs right into a Blockbuster.
Rollins hits a sidekick to the temple of a kneeling Sami.
Rollins hits Falcon Arrow.
(sidenote: MY GOD)
Seth pulls Sami up to his feet, and they trade vicious forearms.
Seth bounces off the ropes and hits a Kenny Omega knee.
Then hits a RAINMAKER SLINGBLADE.
He goes for a Pedrigree but Sami twists out of it, hits a Tornado Driver.
He misses a Helluva Kick.
Rollins goes for a Pedigree, gets back body dropped to the outside.
Sami goes top rope, Seth gets back in meets him on the top rope.
Seth was going to try the Pedigree from up there. Sami fought out of it, hit a HUGE Sunset Flip Powerbomb.
He hits an exploder in the corner, but Seth rolls out to the apron.
Sami tries to hit the helluva kick out there, but Seth sidekicks him in the gut, and HITS A PEDIGREE ON THE APRON.
He goes for the pin but TRIPLE H's MUSIC HITS.
He never comes down to the ring, Seth turns back to Sami, goes for the pin and SAMI ROLLS HIM UP IN A SMALL PACKAGE.
WINNER: Sami Zayn
Seth is FURIOUS. He storms up the ramp to look for Triple H.
This was GREAT.
Seth Rollins backstage yelling at Mick Foley.
Foley swears he didn't know.
Seth says that "Triple H took away a year of my life."
Which doesn't make sense.
TJ Perkins, Jack Gallagher, & Mustafa Ali
vs Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, & Ariya Daivari
Good, fun, cruiserweight six man tag action, with everyone given a chance to do their thing.
Mustafa Ali hits his Imploding 450 splash on Gulak.
The prettiest move in WWE.
WINNER: The Good Guys.