The Authority return to RAW and make some controversial announcements

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The Authority returned to RAW with their full power restored tonight on a night that saw a lot of controversy.

It didn't take long for the Authority to leave their mark on the WWE as they had RAW start with all the superstars in the ring.

They then came out to address the WWE Universe and brought out Seth Rollins to give him a reward for his part in their reinstatement.

They announced that Rollins will have a part to play in this years Royal Rumble event, but that it would not be in the Royal Rumble match.

They have officially added Rollins to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between John Cena and Brock Lesnar - two men he has had problems with in the past.


Rollins will now make the event even bigger by his inclusion, but the announcements didn't stop there from Triple H and Stephanie.

John Cena appreciation night

In their opening promo, the Authority labelled it as John Cena appreciation night and demanded his attendance at the end of the show.

They also brought out Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan who had all had bad nights at the hands of the Authority.

They discussed possible punishments for the three men who fought alongside Cena at Survivor Series the night the Authority lost their power.

All three were fired on the spot and the Authority celebrated on the stage to end the show.

Dolph Ziggler vs Bad News Barrett (Intercontinental Championship)

Dolph Ziggler was forced to defend his Intercontinental Championship against the man who never really lost it to begin with, Bad News Barrett.

Ziggler won the match with an impressive move out of nowhere but that didn't mean he kept his title.

Barrett savagely attacked him and then Kane came out and announced that he forgot to mention it was a 2-out-of-3 falls match.

Barrett then won the second fall and Ziggler put up more of a fight in the third but got distracted by Kane and hit with the Bullhammer to officially lose his title.

Seth Rollins and Kane vs Ryback

In what was originally a singles match between Rollins and Ryback, Kane soon added himself into the picture and was the telling difference.

Ryback was putting up a great fight against the members of the Authority but eventually the numbers game got the best of him.

It took two curb stomps by Rollins to keep the Big Guy down but he was eventually put down.

Erick Rowan vs Luke Harper

The two former Wyatt Family members went one on one but with a special guest referee - both members of J&J Security.

Rowan eventually got the better of Harper and had him pinned but unsurprisingly J&J didn't count the three.

Eventually Harper pinned Rowan and got possibly the quickest three count in the history of the WWE.

Dean Ambrose vs Bray Wyatt (Ambulance match)

RAW's first ever ambulance match between Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose was certainly one to remember.

The two started in the ring but soon found their way up near the stage where the ambulance was situated.

Ambrose grabbed tables from the back of the ambulance and the two made sure to use them before the end.

Wyatt worked on the leg of Ambrose quite a lot and when Wyatt was laid on the table next to the ambulance, he did what Dean Ambrose does best.

He climbed to the top of the ambulance and drove Wyatt straight through it, putting himself in a great position for the win.

Wyatt awoke before he could be put in the ambulance however and delivered Sister Abigail against the vehicle's doors.

Wyatt then capitalised and threw Ambrose in the ambulance to win the match and seemingly end their feud.

Big Show vs Roman Reigns

Big Show and Roman Reigns had a very table turning week last week with both ending up with announce tables on top of them at some point.

So when the two collided tonight, we were expecting something very big happen between the power houses.

As it happened, Reigns would win by disqualification after Big Show hit him with the steel steps.

As he tried to continue the attack, he would suffer a spear from Reigns leaving the stairs to fall on top of the giant.

The Miz, Damien Mizdow and Alicia Fox vs The Usos and Naomi

The rivalry between the Usos and the WWE's favourite acting duo continued tonight as we were treated to a mixed gender tag team match.

The Miz won the match for his team after Naomi distracted Jimmy Uso and the Miz rolled him up and pulled the tights to get the three count.

Nikki Bella vs Natalya

Natalya got a match against the Divas champion Nikki Bella and had the surprise appearance of Paige at ringside for her.

Tyson Kidd was missing from ringside but Paige was more than affective after getting in an altercation with Brie Bella.

The two caused the distraction to Nikki who was then rolled up by Natalya for the win, but the Divas champion didn't like that and attacked Natalya after the match.

Paige stopped her and even took out the Divas champion with great effect.

Adam Rose vs Big E

In the New Days first live appearance on WWE TV for a few weeks, Big E took on Adam Rose and was proving far too powerful for leader of the Rosebuds.

Eventually a man dressed in a black morphsuit and a man in a more colourful one attacked the entire New Day.

Revealed as Cesaro and Tyson Kidd, they then partied with Rose and the Rosebuds in what could become an interesting angle.

The Ascension

The Ascension were once again dominant against some unknown wrestlers and continued to compare themselves to the legendary Road Warriors.

Video highlights:

John Cena appreciation night:

Bray Wyatt vs Dean Ambrose:

Dolph Ziggler vs Bad News Barrett:

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