WWE Monday Night RAW Results
March 24, 2014
Brooklyn, New York
Results by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
Stephanie McMahon makes her way down to the ring to start the show. The commentators remind the audience of the brutal beat down that Daniel Bryan faced at the hands of Triple H last week. Stephanie begins by announcing that Daniel Bryan will not be here this week. Many have said that what she and Triple H did to Bryan last week went too far. She agrees, however it was necessary to send a message. This so-called Yes Movement has created a false leader and is leading the fans down the wrong direction. Stephanie acknowledges that all of her decisions may not be popular, but people need to be led. The crowd begins to loudly chant for CM Punk but Stephanie continues talking over it and they falter. Stephanie says that Daniel Bryan received a glimpse into the real man that is Triple H. Stephanie proclaims that after Triple H defeats Bryan at Wrestlemania he will go on to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Randy Orton’s music hits. The current WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring. Orton says that he is not out here to disagree with Stephanie or disrespect her. However, Orton will do what is necessary if HHH makes it into the main event. Orton points out that a whole host or sponsors and executives will be present at Wrestlemania. The fans are chanting loudly for Bryan at this point. Stephanie interrupts them to point out that no matter how much they chant he is not going to show up. Orton says that it would be in HHH’s best interest if Stephanie can talk him out of the Title match.
Batista’s music hits and the Royal Rumble victor saunters to the ring. Batista claims that everyone is missing the big picture. Batista will be the next Champion. Batista’s microphone starts to cut out as he tells the fans to deal with it.
Stephanie stops Batista and says that she can’t hear anything he is saying. The production crew puts a microphone behind him, but Batista doesn’t seem to realize it, so Stephanie scolds him into picking it up.
Batista continues to ramble and this time addresses his aggression towards Orton. He says that he has been ass kissing for the past several attempts. Batista tells Orton to stop drooling on Stephanie, and then notes that she has been drooled on before. In fact, she has probably been drooled on a lot. Stephanie slaps the glasses off of Batista’s face and then heads out of the ring. Orton is beside himself laughing. Batista responds by spearing Orton in the gut. Batista picks up Orton’s Titles and tosses them on the mat near the Champion.
Fatal Four Way
#1 Contendership for the Intercontinental Champion
Christian v. Sheamus v. Dolph Ziggler v. Alberto Del Rio
The winner of this match will face Big E on tomorrow’s episode of Main event.
Sheamus and Christian immediately brawl to the outside of the ring while Alberto and Ziggler face off inside. Ziggler is pushed into the corner. Rio tries to run the ropes but Sheamus comes in with a battering ram. Sheamus kicks Ziggler in the gut as Rio rolls out of the ring. Sheamus connects with a clothesline followed by a knee drop. Cover, but Ziggler kicks out. Sheamus whips Dolph into the ropes but Ziggler hits him with a dropkick. The rest of the men slide into the ring. Christian tosses Sheamus out of the ring and then jumps out with a crossbody. Sheamus catches him and tosses him into the barricade with a Fallaway Slam.
Dolph dropkicks Rio out of the ring. Sheamus jumps up on the apron and tries to set a clubbing blow. Rio runs at Sheamus but completely misses with a kick. Ziggler knocks Sheamus out of the ring. Dolph kicks Rio and goes for a cover. Rio kicks out. Everyone is now outside of the ring. Sheamus clotheslines Christian over the barricade as the show heads to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler flies off the top rope with a crossbody cover on Christian. Christian kicks out. Christian slaps Ziggler in the face and then steps on his head. Cover, but Dolph kicks out. Dolph attempts to fight back but gets tossed out of the ring. It’s worth noting that Big E is sitting by commentary for this match but not speaking.
Rio and Sheamus hit the ring. Rio is caught by an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Christian is tossed out of the ring. Sheamus grabs Rio on the apron and hits his clubbing blows. Sheamus climbs up to the top turnbuckle. Ziggler appears out of nowhere and face plants Sheamus from the top. Ziggler has Christian in the corner and hits a ten count punch. Rio tries to run in and interrupt but Ziggler hits him with a big tornado DDT. Christian blocks a Fameasser from Ziggler. Rio kicks Christian in the back of the head and goes for a cover. Sheamus makes the save.
Sheamus grabs the legs of Rio and attempts to lock on a Cloverleaf. Sheamus eventually twists Rio into position but Christian gets to his feet. Sheamus picks up Christian and slams him to the mat. Sheamus sets up for the Brogue Kick. Sheamus charges towards Christian but gets caught by Rio. Rio locks on a Cross Arm Breaker. Sheamus uses his strength to lift Rio off the mat. Ziggler hits a Zig Zag on Sheamus. Christian immediately catches Ziggler with a Kill Switch for the win.
Big E enters the ring after the match to try and shake Christian’s hand. Christian laughs it off. Tomorrow night live on the WWE Network Christian will face Big E for the Intercontinental Championship on Main Event.
Bray Wyatt and Family appear on the Titantron. He says that people do not usually believe in the things that they cannot see or touch. But, in the case of John Cena everyone can see him. It’s impossible to miss his billboards and spots. Wyatt claims to be the way to eternal pain. Bray stands beyond time. He asks how Cena expects to harm something that cannot feel. Harper says they hear Cena, and now they are coming to find him.
Sneak peek airs of the new Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery DVD.
The Mystery Machine appears. Sin Cara emerges first. A costumed Scooby-Doo follows. Sin Cara does a full leap over the top rope.
Sin Cara w/ Scooby-Doo v. Damien Sandow
Cara is sent to the apron but flies back in with a forearm. Cara hits a crossbody followed by a hurricarana. Cara hits a back elbow and goes for the cover. Sandow kicks out. Cara kicks Sandow and then heads to the top rope. Sin Cara leaps and connects with a Swanton for the quick win.
Winner: Sin Cara
Los Matadores w/ El Torito v. Ryback & Curtis Axel
Matador flips over the back of Axel but gets caught with a dropkick. Axel drops an elbow. The Shield appears through the crowd and stands by the barricade. Matador rolls up Curtis for the win.
Winners: Los Matadores
After the match The Shield surrounds the ring. Los Matadores immediately head to the back. Roman pulls Axel out of the ring while Rollins and Ambrose work on Ryback. Axel is tossed into the barricade. Reigns flies into the ring and hits a spear on Ryback. The Shield lifts Ryback up into the air and hits him with a Triple Powerbomb.
Michael Cole and Triple H are sitting in chairs in the middle of the ring. Cole is holding an interview with Triple H about his attack on Bryan last week. Video airs of the beat down. Triple H says that everyone received what they were asking for last week. Bryan is a competitor so he got what he deserved. Triple H says that the Yes Movement is a danger. Bryan put people in harm’s way in an attempt to take over the show and get what he wanted. Cole says that what Bryan did was an inspiring act, while Triple H did something unbecoming of a COO. Triple H attempts to draw a distinction between being COO and being a competitor. HHH reminds Cole that he repeatedly told Bryan that he did not want to fight. Bryan forced his hand and forced him to become a competitor.
Hunter goads the crowd by telling them to send him a tweet and express their displeasure. He claims that maybe it’s time for him to start the Reality Era. He declares that this moment is the beginning of the Reality Era. What this means is that he ends Daniel Bryan’s run at Wrestlemania. The reality is that at Wrestlemania HHH is going to walk out with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H claims that he has the power to make it happen and everyone knows that it is true. The Reality Era means that he is going to walk out of Wrestlemania with the Championship.
Cody Rhodes w/ Goldust v. Fandango w/ Summer Rae
Cody and Fandango begin to brawl inside the ring. Goldust dances around Summer Rae on the outside. She is not pleased. He taunts and poses. Summer appears to hurt her ankle. Cody jumps off the second rope for a Disaster Kick. This match is over.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Sneak Peek at the new movie Sabotage.
Hulk Hogan’s music hits. The Immortal Boa wearing star makes his way to the ring. He takes a moment to pose in the ring. Hogan says that he doesn’t want to be nostalgic but people need to realize that Wrestlemania is only two weeks away. Hogan notes how the very first Wrestlemania took place in New York. Hogan points to the sign and says how he is excited he is for Wrestlemania. He introduces the stars of Sabotage.
Arnold Schwarzegger and Joe Manganiello join Hogan in the ring. Arnold is first to speak and says how excited he is to be back in the WWE. Joe says that he is incredibly excited to be both hosting RAW and in the ring with two legends. Arnold asks if there is room for two more athletes in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
The Miz decides to interrupt. He comes down to the ring and says that he doesn’t have time for this. He will be entering the Battle Royal and winning. Hogan interrupts so Miz says that clearly he doesn’t realize that the Miz is the most must see Star in history. Miz says that no one in this ring belongs here except himself. Joe steps in and says that if he wants them to leave then Miz should go ahead and try. Joe pushes Miz in the chest. Miz puts his hands up like he is going to leave, then tries to punch. Joe punches him, Arnold joins in, and then the Hulkster tosses Miz over the top rope. Miz, Joe and Arnold pose to end the segment.
The Big Show v. Titus O’Neill
Show pushes Titus into the corner at the start and slaps him. Show attempts a splash but gets blocked. Titus takes out his knee. Titus bounces off the ropes and drops a leg. Titus pushes Show into the corner and punches him in the gut followed by an arm lariat, then another. The crowd again begins to chant for Punk. Titus hits a high tackle and goes for the cover. Show kicks out. Titus attempts to clothesline Show out of the ring. Show ducks and hits a spear on Titus. Big Show follows with the Knockout Blow for the win.
Winner: The Big Show
Stephanie and Triple H are in their office. The Shield approaches. Rollins says that they know they saw what happened Friday on Smackdown, and asks where Triple H was. Ambrose wants to know where they stand. Triple H says that what is going on between the New Age Outlaws, Kane and The Shield is between them. Stephanie says that if they want vengeance then they can have a match tonight. It will be the Real Americans versus The Shield. After the match they can talk.
John Cena is shown getting ready in the bathroom. He keeps staring at himself in the mirror and preparing for his match against Luke Harper.
John Cena v. Luke Harper w/ The Wyatt Family
Cena scurries behind Harper only to get elbowed in the face. Cena starts to punch back but gets caught with a backbreaker. Cover, but Cena kicks out. Harper kicks at Cena in the corner. John pushes him into the corner and delivers several blows. Cena charges for a splash. Harper blocks the next one with a shoulder tackle. Harper follows with a pump handle slam. Harper grabs Cena by the head and tosses him out of the ring. Cena crawls on the outside as Wyatt laughs from his rocking chair. Harper slams Cena’s head into the apron. Cena slides back into the ring and runs right into an elbow as the show heads to commercial.
Back from the break and Cena is caught with an inverted atomic drop and a boot to the face. Cover, but Cena kicks out. Harper continues to slug away at Cena. Cena catches Harper with a German Suplex. Harper responds with a kick. Cena hits a Side Slam and looks for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Harper punches him in the face and hits a scoop slam. Cover, but Cena kicks out. Cena hits a drop toe hold, but then Harper tosses him out of the ring. Luke flies right out after him with a suicide dive!
Harper rolls Cena back into the ring. Cena grabs Harper’s ankle and locks on the STF. Harper pokes him in the eye to escape. Harper hits a DDT and goes for another cover. Cena kicks out. Cena and Harper climbs up to the top rope. Harper teases a Fisherman Suplex, but Cena blocks. Cena jumps from the top rope for a leg drop. Cover, but Harper kicks out.
Cena hits a side slam and follows with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Harper gets to his feet and slams Cena down. Cover, but Cena kicks out. Cena lifts Harper up into the air for an Attitude Adjustment.
The lights go out in the arena. When they come back on Cena has his arms trapped in the ropes. The sheep mask has been placed over his head. Wyatt gloats at the fallen Cena. The crowd chants, “This is Awesome”.
The bell never officially rings, so I will presume it was a NO CONTEST.
Naomi w/ Cameron v. AJ w/ Tamina
Naomi slides under the ropes and then kicks AJ in the head. AJ dodges rear view by sliding out of the ring. AJ takes her Title and says that she doesn’t need this match because she has the Title.
Winner via Count Out: Naomi
Excuse Me! Vickie Guerrero appears on the entrance ramp. She says that AJ said things about her on Smackdown that were unfair and not accurate. Vickie says that AJ got her fired and stole her boyfriend, but that’s not all. Vickie wants AJ to know that she is a real bitch. This is why at Wrestlemania AJ will defend her Title in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational. She will be facing Naomi, Cameron, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Natalya, Eva Marie, Emma, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Rosa Mendes, Layla & Tamina. Vickie cackles to end the segment.
The Shield w/ Roman Reigns v. The Real Americans
The Shield attacks the Real Americans on their way to the ring. Ambrose and Cesaro officially start the match. Ambrose kicks Cesaro in the gut till he falls down in the corner. Swagger gets the tag and faces off against Ambrose. Ambrose holds his arms backs as he tags in Rollins. Rollins rolls in with a dropkick. Ambrose gets the tag and comes in to fight Swagger. He jumps from the second rope with a kick. Rollins reaches for the tag. Cesaro gets it first and enters the ring to swing Ambrose. Rollins comes in to make the save and the official tries to hold him back. Cesaro knocks Ambrose out of the ring. Together, Cesaro and Swagger swing Ambrose into the barricade.
Paul Heyman comes down to the ring with Brock Lesnar. He puts over the streak of the Undertaker. He also puts over Wrestlemania as the showcase of the immortals. Lesnar cuts Heyman off and says that he is not here to promote, he is here to fight. Lesnar says he knows that Taker is here and calls him out.
Druids appear and come down the entrance ramp with a casket. They place it by ringside. Lesnar taps it with his foot a couple of times. Heyman pleads with Lesnar to leave. Lesnar continues to stomp on the casket. Lesnar pears over the side of the ring and opens the casket. It is empty. Heyman and Lesnar look both annoyed and confused. Lesnar exits the ring and walks towards the druids. They back away up the ramp. Lesnar walks back to the ring and shuts the casket. Lesnar yells that he is not here to play games.
The casket opens again. This time Taker is inside. He opens his eyes and sits up. Taker gets in the ring. Taker ducks a clothesline from Lesnar and then lariats him over the top rope and onto the casket. Lesnar and Heyman stare down Taker from the top of the ramp.
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