The show started as John Cena was seen inside the ring with the entire WWE roster. Cena reminded that the authority was back in power. Cena said that authority’s first order of business was to gather the entire WWE roster into the ring so they could address them face to face.
But Cena wanted to apologize before they address the roster. He wanted to apologize to the fans and his co workers for brining the authority back. He was no other choice, when Seth Rollins said that he would snap Edge’s neck Cena thought maybe he was bluffing, he thought he could save Edge like Superman then he thought maybe he could not.
Then he realized the well beings of Edge so he had to bring the authority back. He said that 2015 was going to be a very tough year and he wanted to make a promise to his co workers and the fans.
Before Cena could finish his words Triple H and Stephanie McMahon came out to the arena. They stood on the entrance stage and Stephanie McMahon spoke out first as she said she had said anything yet when the fans booed them. She welcomed the fans to the first Raw of 2015.
Stephanie wished everyone to have a good year, she said that her husband and she was going to have a great year and she promised to deliver what best for the fans was and what best for the business was.
Triple H reminded that the fans were cheering and laughing two months ago because they thought the authority was gone for good all because of Sting. Triple H reminded that they would be for them to come back. He said that they were not going to admit it but they were actually doing it.
Triple H said that thing s were turning like a sinking ship but things were normal again, WWE was back in power because of one man, the man single handedly brought the authority back in power, he was the undisputed future of the WWE, and that man was the Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins came out to the arena. Seth first said Hello to John Cena and addressed him as his good friend and he said to be the first one to wish him Happy New Year. Triple H said that the WWE Universe owed him a debt that they could never repay, even the authority owed him a debt.
Triple H said that they would give him an opportunity to make history. At Royal Rumble John Cena would face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight championship, Triple H made this a triple threat match, as it now stood, Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at Royal Rumble.
Stephanie McMahon said that there was another man they had to thank, and that was John Cena himself. She said that last week he showed his true integrity, he made a decision to break his promise, not only to himself, not only to the entire WWE roster, but to the entire WWE universe, and when he did he showed them something, deep down under his heart he knew what best for business was. So tonight they were not going to punish him but honor him, they wanted to show just how truly proud they were by declaring it as the John Cena appreciation night where his attendance was not optional it was mandatory, she promised that the authority would deliver.
Triple H said to rest of the roster that it would be a new era for the authority where there would be no agendas, neither there would be any motives, it would be a new authority where everyone would get what they deserved, and as for that night, things would start with the WWE IC champion Dolph Ziggler who had to perform next and he had to defend his WWE IC championship against a man who never really lost it, Bad News Barrett. Barrett who was standing inside the ring looked at Ziggler, the IC champion, and their match would be next.
So Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are back, and they wasted no time in kicking off 2015 much in the way they kicked off 2014: with proclamations and machinations designed to put their enemies in their places. Assembling the entire WWE roster in the middle of the ring, The Authority — after some perfunctory face-rubbing for John Cena, who was forced to reinstate them — set about rewarding facilitator Seth Rollins with a third spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Title Match between Cena and Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. They also declared the night “John Cena Appreciation Night” as payment for the Cenation leader’s contributions … and placed Dolph Ziggler into an Intercontinental Title Match against Bad News Barrett.