Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler ended in Disqualification
This was a really good match, even though it is the third time they have fought in the past week. Ziggler and Rollins are so smooth and efficient in the ring. Ziggler was in control when he hit a big DDT and then tried the Fameasser. Rollins was able to hit two powerbombs into the corner and hit his finisher. Out comes Dean Ambrose, who wants to brawl with Rollins. He is set up in a match with Bad News Barrett, thanks to Triple H.
Bad News Barrett defeated Dean Ambrose via disqualification
Two staight matches kick off Raw and both were great in different ways. This match, unlike Ziggler and Rollins, was a physical and old school kind of match. Being there live, you can tell both of these guys are over. I loved the in-ring psychology between the two. Ambrose sold how strong and dominant Barrett can look. Barrett added a few submission moves to his arsenal. At the end of the match, Rollins distracted Ambrose and Barrett picked up the win.
Ambrose would end up coming back in and hitting his finisher. The first 45 minutes of Raw was excellent, thanks to these two matches. A smooth segue helped the night kick off the right way.