Aleister Black vs Erick Rowan
Aleister Black is hobbling backstage, selling the beatdown from the OC. Rowan makes his entrance to the ring after the break. Black enters next and is still selling the beatdown. Rowan blocks the kick to start but Black hits a few punches. Rowan picks him up and drops him. The running crossbody is followed by more kicks and blows. He picks Black up for the power slam but Black slips out. He low bridges Rowan out of the ring. Rowan trips him at the apron and sends him crashing into the timekeeper’s area.
Rowan continues to keep control of the match after the break. He slams Black as he tries to get some offense. Black rolls him up for two-count. He hits an elbow and then a few kicks. After a kip-up, he hits the springboard moonsault to get another two-count. The running kick after a few more stikes. Black goes for the black mass but Rowan catches his leg.
After some quick counters, Rowan ends up hitting Black with a jackhammer for a near fall. The action moves out of the ring and Black is thrown around into the barricade and steel steps. Black sidesteps a running tackle. This leads to Rowan crashing into the steel steps and it also throws over Rowan’s cage. Rowan hits powerbomb at the ringside, smashing Black’s back into the ring post. Rowan goes and puts the cage back on the steel steps.
The referee has started counting down and Black gets into the ring first. Black hits the Black mass as soon as Rowan enters the ring. One more Black Mass gets him the pin.
Winner- Aleister Black
Black celebrates after the match. He gets up the ramp as he keeps selling an injury. Sarah Schreiber catches him at the ramp and asks for his comments. Black ends up announcing him vs AJ Styles for next week’s RAW.
Drew McIntyre is having an interview with Charly Caruso backstage. Caruso asks him about Heyman’s promo earlier in the night and who would he rather face at WrestleMania. McIntyre does not care who he faces at WrestleMania, he wants to main event the show. He says he was promised many things which never materialized and he does not want to throw away this chance. He goes through his debut in 2009, his 3MB days and how he was sacked from WWE.
They discuss his NXT stint and way back on RAW. McIntyre says he left WWE as a boy and returned as a man. Caruso asks him what was going through his mind entering into Royal Rumble. McIntyre says the only thing going on was that he wanted to eliminate Lesnar and win the Royal Rumble. McIntyre also says that he is the living embodiment that hard work pays off.
Bobby Lashley vs R-Truth
R-Truth is in the ring and he welcomes us to the “Winter premiere” of Truth TV. He introduces his first guests, the power couple of RAW- Bobby Lashley and Lana. After the break, R-Truth tells Lana & Lashley that he has many questions for them. Lana cuts him off and tells R-Truth that they are here for R-Truth vs Lashley match. Rusev Day chants start and Lana shouts at the crowd. R-Truth has more questions and Lana shouts at him and asks for the bell to ring.
Lashley dominates Truth into the corner as the “Rusev Day!” chants get louder. Lashley tosses Truth out to the floor. Lana talks trash and here comes Lashley. Truth runs back in the ring and Lashley follows but Truth unloads. Truth hits some of his trademark offense and then brings out his inner John Cena. He hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the Attitude Adjustment. Lashley blocks turns him inside out with a Spear for the pin.
Winner- Bobby Lashley