The first RAW following Survivor Series is now in the books and it was a fairly entertaining one following a PPV that many considered of poor quality.
The night saw a Diva's title match, a big return and the start of numerous possible story lines which could all be featured in next month's TLC event.
Bulgarian Brute returns
Survivor Series ended with Sheamus cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Roman Reigns and leaving as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
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Sheamus has now aligned himself with the Authority as they once again look to be the strongest force in the WWE.
It wasn't just the Celtic Warrior that Triple H and Stephanie convinced to join them though as two other members would be revealed through out the night.
We saw the return of the Bulgarian Brute Rusev who has been out for a number of weeks with an injury.
He made a big impact from the opening segment when Roman Reigns was demanding a rematch for the title he held for a total of five minutes 15 seconds.
After introducing himself to Reigns' chin in powerful fashion, it was announced that Reigns would going one on one with Rusev in the main event.
It was advertised all night long as the fans looked forward to a clash of two of the biggest powerhouses in the WWE.
It was a very physical match that ended in a disqualification as the third new member of the Authority was revealed in King Barrett.
Barrett delivered the bull hammer to Reigns to bring the match to an end and has now clearly aligned himself with the Authority.
Reigns would be left standing in the end but it will surely only be a matter of time until the numbers game catches up with him.
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