The show started as The Authority (Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) came out to the arena. We all know that Triple H announced earlier after Royal Rumble that he would be announcing something on the start of the show tonight which would shake the core of WWE.
Stephanie McMahon welcomed everyone to the Monday Night Raw. Stephanie McMahon said that they needed to talk about the incredible game of Super bowl first before they begin their major announcement. Stephanie McMahon shared their joy between each other for the win of New England Patriots over Seattle Seahawks. Triple H reminded that there were controversies at the end of the game as people were outraged. Stephanie McMahon said that there might be controversies but at the end of the day The Patriots are the Super Bowl champions because that what best for business was.
Triple H said unlike Super Bowl the Royal Rumble shared controversies as well. Stephanie McMahon said that they read the comments and posts left by the fans after the event and they understood there was some outrage in terms of what happened at the Royal Rumble. They also understood why, so they were going to do something about it.
Triple H showed the footage where Roman Reigns eliminated Big Show and Kane from the Rumble match at the end where everyone thought that only three men left. After the elimination, Big Show and Kane came back to attack Reigns, The Rock came out to save Reigns. After that, Rusev came out who was never been eliminated and attacked Reigns. Reigns eliminated him too from the Rumble match to make sure his victory.
After the footage, Triple H said that Big Show and Kane were guilty of being involved in the match even after getting eliminated because that was unsportsmanlike. Triple H said that he did not have a problem with that though, what he actually had a problem with was the Rock. He accepted that the Rock was one of the biggest WWE superstars ever and the biggest box office attraction ever. But he was not a WWE superstar any longer and he had no business getting involved in the Royal Rumble. Triple h admitted that it was actually his fault because he let legends involved into the big things, he let Sting get away with it at Survivor Series. What he did was unacceptable.
So Triple H said that it would at Fast Lane pay per view event. So he called out Sting and he promised that he would resolve their problems. Stephanie McMahon said that the fans would get Sting at Fast Lane. Triple H said that there was another problem which was up with the winner of the Royal Rumble match Sting.
Stephanie McMahon discussed what if the Rock did not interfere in the match, they could have a different outcome, they could have a different winner going on to main event WrestleMania. So the question remained if that outcome should be applied. Roman Reigns would officially go to the record books as the winner of the Royal Rumble match but should he go on face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at WrestleMania.
Roman Reigns came out to the arena. Reigns entered the ring and asked if Triple H wanted to take away from him what he earned by winning the Royal Rumble match. Reigns said that he would never give away what he earned. Stephanie McMahon said that they listened to Reigns what he said about his family background and the heritage they had in wrestling. His father Sika, Rikishi, The Usos, The Rock, nobody understood more than him how it felt to be a part of such a family. She then asked if he needed to impress the family standing before him to go on to WrestleMania.
Daniel Bryan came out to the arena. As he entered the ring Stephanie said that she was so glad that he was back. Bryan told Reigns that he was sorry that he was messing with the authority, something he was doing from quite a long time. He said speaking of controversies, the authority stripped Bryan from the WWE World Heavyweight championship and never gave him a rematch. If there was a world title match at WrestleMania, he deserved to be in it.
Triple H said that there was nothing ordinary about stripping him of the title, the truth was he failed to complete his contractual duties, so they had no choice. So deserved a title show since he never lost the title shot neither Brock Lesnar ever defeated him.
Seth Rollins came out to the arena. Rollins entered the ring and said that things were heading into a ridiculous way. He told Bryan if he wanted to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight championship, Brock Lesnar would eat him alive. Rollins said that if he thought he deserved a rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight championship, he reminded Bryan that he was hurt and that was nobody’s fault but him. He welcomed Bryan to the deep end where the big boys played.
Rollins went forward to Roman Reigns now, he said that Reigns would have never won the Royal Rumble match if the Rock did not come out during the match to interfere, so there was no point of Reigns going to the WrestleMania to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight championship.
Rollins said that if there was anyone deserved to go on to WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight championship that was the man who stole the show in the triple threat match at Royal Rumble, the man who broke Brock Lesnar’s ribs, so if there was anyone who deserved a one on one match with Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight championship was the Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins himself. Roman Reigns went forward and told him that he would break Rollins into pieces.
Triple H said that was not why they were gathered here, they had a huge announcement to make, and as everyone was aware of the fact, that they listened to the WWE universe. Stephanie said that they would listen to all the superstars too. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon discussed something in ears whispering.
Triple H said that he wanted to change some plans and he had something more interesting to propose. He said since everyone had a valid point to talk about, they would have a match on that night. Daniel Bryan would go one on one with the Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins. The winner would go on to face Roman Reigns at the Fast Lane pay per view event, the winner of the match at Fast Lane would face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at WrestleMania 31. He told Reigns since he was the man everything to lose, but he had the opportunity to end the debate, to shut down all the controversies, to get rid of all his critics, to stop all the booing, he just needed to accept this.
Daniel Bryan told Reigns that once he beat Rollins tonight, they would decide at Fast lane who deserved to headline WrestleMania. Rollins said that at Fast lane Reigns was actually going to face him. Rollins asked if Reigns had the guts to say yes.
Triple H asked what Reigns’ answer would be. Reigns waited for a while, then he agreed with the deal.