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WWE RAW REPORT: DANIEL BRYAN GIVES HIS RETIREMENT SPEECH

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-02-08 23:10:49
We begin this week's Raw with a look at a video package for Daniel Bryan, who will be making a major announcement later tonight about his wrestling career in the WWE. We see the tweet about him announcing his retirement tonight.

We are in Seattle, Washington and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and John Layfield.

Stephanie McMahon is in the ring and there is black carpet and a contract signing table. Stephanie welcomes us to Raw. She says we are moments away from the official contract signing for the main event of Fastlane where the winner will face her husband, Triple H at Wrestlemania.

Stephanie has to stop due to the Daniel Bryan chants. Stephanie says the people of Seattle are confused because the winner of the main event of Fastlane will face her husband, the Game, the Cerebral Assassin, the fourteen time WWE Champion Triple H.

Only the WWE has the lunatic fringe versus the Roman Empire versus The Beast Incarnate. It will be Dean Ambrose versus Roman Reigns versus Brock Lesnar.

Dean Ambrose thinks that Stephanie is the Miz so his music interrupts Stephanie.

Dean asks if we could cut to the chase and get this contract signing over with because he has some unfinished business with that gorilla Brock Lesnar.

Stephanie says that Dean does not tell her what to do. She says that there will be no physicality.

Roman Reigns' music interrupts Stephanie as well and he makes his way to the ring.

Roman says it is time to sign on the dotted line so his friend can punch Brock Lesnar.

Stephanie points out how Roman always steals Dean's spotlight. Stephanie is actually able to introduce Brock without any interruption.

Brock does the Brock Bounce on the stage and then he makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman.

Paul introduces himself and his client as they stand on the other side of the table from Dean and Roman, but Stephanie jumps in on the interruption train and stops Paul from doing the full introduction for himself and his client.

Dean signs the contract first. He is followed by Roman who signs it just as fast. Brock signs the contract so the contract signing is over and Stephanie leaves the ring.

Paul tells little brother to ask big brother Samoan badass the difference between a beat down by the Authority and an authoritative beat down at the hands of BROCK LESNAR.

Brock tells Dean or Roman to bring it and Paul leaves the ring.

Dean walks around the table and he bumps Brock and then Brock throws Ambrose over the table. Brock throws the table at Reigns and then he hits an F-5 on Ambrose.

Triple H comes out and Stephanie claps next to him while Paul and Brock stand on the ramp.

Michael Cole talks about how emotional today is and he mentions Daniel Bryan's tweet about his retirement.

We see comments from his wife Brie Bella about the next step in their career.

We go to commercial with footage from the first episode of NXT in 2010.

We are back with a look at what Brock did after the contract signing.

Dean and Roman walk in the back and Dean screams. He swears to God that before this night is over, he is going to get Brock Lesnar. Roman nods in agreement.

Match Number One: Kevin Owens versus Dolph Ziggler

Owens with a forearm and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Owens with a cannonball for a near fall. Owens kicks Ziggler and sends him into the turnbuckles. Owens with a crossface in the ropes. Owens punches Ziggler and Owens taunts him. Owens tells Cole to shut up. Owens with more forearms to Ziggler followed by a kick to the ribs. Owens stands on Ziggler's chest and the referee warns him. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall.

Owens with a forearm to Ziggler. Owens punches Ziggler in the face and he tells Ziggler that everything is funnier than him. Owens with a hard Irish whip and Owens bows. Owens gets a near fall. Ziggler escapes a slam and he applies a sleeper on Owens. Owens backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles but Ziggler holds on. Owens tries again and Ziggler holds on. Owens goes through the ropes to the floor and Ziggler releases the hold as we go to commercial.

We are back and Owens with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a jawbreaker and elbow to Owens. Owens with a back elbow of his own. Owens with a back senton for a near fall. Owens runs into a boot. Owens with a punch and Irish whip but Owens misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post. Owens with two flying clotheslines followed by a splash into the corner and neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall.

Ziggler tries for the hesitation DDT but Owens pushes him away and Owens with a super kick for a near fall. Owens tries for the pop up power bomb but Ziggler leaps over Owens. Owens with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler hits the hesitation DDT and Owens hangs over the apron while Ziggler falls to the floor. Ziggler with a Fameasser to the floor. The referee gets to nine and Owens gets back into the ring. Ziggler regenerates and pops into the ring before ten.

Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and Owens tries for the cannonball but Ziggler moves and Ziggler with a rollup and the ropes for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match, Owens argues with the referee.

Owens attacks the announce table and throws JBL's hat and destroys some other things on the announce table. Owens destroys the ring steps.

We are told that the New Day will face the Usos in a Tables Match. We are also told that Chris Jericho will be on MizTV.

We see footage of Daniel Bryan at Night of Champions 2010 when he defeated Miz to become the US Champion.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jimmy Uso says he has things taken care of with their face paint. The Dudleys enter and get Jimmy and Jey confused. D-Von asks about the table match against the New Day. D-Von says if anyone deserves a table match against The New Day, it should be them. They have a history of tables matches. The Usos say it is their match tonight. Bubba says being a tables match makes it their match. Since neither team likes the New Day, why not do the Usos and Dudleys against the New Day in a Tables Match. They agree to the match.

Michael Cole mentions that Bray Wyatt will be facing Ryback. We have a video package on Ryback.

Match Number Two: Charlotte (with Ric Flair) versus Alicia Fox in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Charlotte with a side head lock. Charlotte with a drop kick and kip up. Alicia with a waist lock but Charlotte with a drop toe hold and she goes for the figure four leg lock but Alicia kicks her away. Alicia with a drop kick and Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia misses a splash into the corner and Charlotte with a neck breaker for a near fall. Alicia with a sunset flip out of the corner for a near fall.

Charlotte with a kick to Alicia and Charlotte addresses the crowd before getting a near fall. Charlotte sends Alicia face first into the mat. Charlotte chokes Fox in the ropes. Charlotte with a cravate while the crowd starts to chant about non-match related things. Charlotte with a knee to Alicia.

Charlotte with a figure four head scissors and she drives Alicia's head into the mat. Charlotte propels Alicia across the ring. Alicia with a kick followed by a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Charlotte with a neck breaker and then Charlotte catches Alicia. Alicia escapes and gets a near fall. Charlotte with a spear and she locks in the figure four leg lock and she bridges to get Alicia to tap out.

Miz is in his locker room and he is getting ready for MizTV.

We go to commercial.

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