The WWE roster is standing in the ring when the show kicks off, and John Cena says he needs to apologize because he was given no choice but to act last week. Cena says Seth Rollins threatened to snap Edge’s neck and his health was most important, so even if the Authority is back he is pledging to make a promise. Before he can say anything else The Authority cuts him off, and Stephanie says Cena is doing it all wrong and shouldn’t be sad. Stephanie says they had a great new year because they knew they were coming back, and Triple H says they all thought it was funny they were gone. HHH says Sting is the only reason for all of this, and he says they would be begging for them to come back, because it was chaos here without them. HHH says the ship has been righted all thanks to one man, Seth Rollins, and he welcomes Rollins out to the stage.
HHH says Rollins changed the course of WWE and he wants to thank him, and John Cena will face Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble, but now that title match is a triple threat, because Rollins is in too. Rollins is thrilled and thanks them, then Stephanie thanks Cena for breaking his own promise to the WWE Universe because it showed them something. She says Cena brought them back because it is best for business, and they will have John Cena Appreciation Night and make him happy. Stephanie guarantees to deliver on this promise to make him happy, then HHH says this is a new era for the rest of the roster, and it’s a new Authority. HHH says everyone will get what they put in and they will get what they deserve, then he tells Dolph Ziggler to stay put because he’s defending against Bad News Barrett right now.
Natalya vs. Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella
Paige comes down in support of Nattie, then Nattie rushes the corner and hits Nikki in the face. Nikki clotheslines her but Nattie comes back with a side Russian legsweep, then she goes for a Sharpshooter but Nikki kicks her into the corner. Paige and Brie get into on the floor and Paige whips Brie into the barricade, then Nattie uses the distraction to win it with a rollup. Nikki goes on the attack after the bell, but Paige runs in and kicks her in the face to make the save.
It is later announced that Paige will face Nikki Bella on Main Event this week.