Sting, Stephanie McMahon & Triple H Kick Off RAW
This week’s show opens up with Michael Cole welcoming us inside the sold out Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The crowd is hot tonight, folks! The announcers promote Snoop Dogg and Bill Simmons’ appearance on tonight’s show and then we get right into the show.
We kick things off strong, as we hear the crow sounds and the lights dim. Sting walks out on stage to kick off this week’s RAW!
“Sting! Sting! Sting!” chants the fans as Sting holds a mic. “So, this is what it feels like to kick off Monday Night RAW, huh?!” The fans explode.
Sting talks about watching Triple H rise through the ranks for years, back-stabbing people, being under-handed and doing any-and-everything to get to the top of WWE. He says he is the last solider standing from some forgotten war, but he’s not here to fight for WCW. He says that would be ridiculous at this point. He says he’s here for one reason — to take Triple H — DOWN.
Before he can continue, Sting is interrupted by Stephanie McMahon’s theme. The billion dollar princess makes her way to the ring as Sting waits for her.
“So this is what it feels like to be in the ring with the Stinger, the last hold-up of WCW,” opens Stephanie. She congratulates Sting on finally making it to the big-time. Stephanie tells Sting he’s lucky to be in the ring with her. She tells him to soak it in.
Sting tells Stephanie she’s had everything handed to her, but tells her it’s nice to finally meet her. Stephanie says she can tell Sting is intimidated by her. She says in WCW, Sting was a great big fish in a teeny-tiny pond, but in WWE, he’s a tiny minow swiming in an ocean. She tells Sting she’s one of the people who helped end his career when WWE defeated WCW in the Monday Night War.
Stephanie goes on to compare Sting to a dog, but finishes by saying she isn’t comparing him to a dog because she doesn’t want to insult dogs. She tells Sting that this Sunday, he will lose any respect he thought he had when her husband pins him in the middle of this ring. She calls him a face-painted-freak. Sting smirks and does his “Woooo!” chant to the fans. Sting winks at her. Stephanie goes to slap him, but Sting catches her hand.
“King of Kings” hits as Sting continues to hold Stephanie’s arm. Triple H comes out and takes his tie off and unbuttons his dress shirt. He heads to the ring as Stephanie smiles at Sting.
Triple H walks over to Stephanie and, off-mic, asks if Sting put his hands on her. Steph says yes. Triple H takes his sport coat off and rolls up his sleeves. Steph tells him to wait. Steph goes under the ring and grabs a sledgehammer. She hands it to Triple H, who is standing on the apron.
HHH takes the sledgehammer and as he goes to enter the ring, he notices Sting now has his trademark black baseball bat. Sting tells him to come on in. The fans chant “Sting! Sting! Sting!” as HHH contemplates coming into the ring. HHH decides not to and hops off the apron and back out to the floor.
Sting takes his big coat off and drops the bat and dares HHH, who is now walking back up the aisle with Steph, to come back and get in the ring. HHH heads towards the ring. He stops as the fans chant for Sting again. Steph gets in front of HHH and backs him up, telling him to save it for WrestleMania. Sting’s music plays as HHH and Steph head back up the ramp.
WWE App Poll For Tonight
After the Sting/Triple H opener, the announcers plug tonight’s WWE App poll, which allows fans to vote for Randy Orton’s opponent tonight. The options are Big Show, Kane and Seth Rollins with J&J Security.
Backstage: AJ Lee & Paige
Backstage, we see Paige and AJ Lee talking as the announcers talk about their Divas tag-team match against The Bella Twins at WrestleMania 31 this Sunday.