WWE Monday Night RAW Results
May 5, 2014
Albany, New York
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Michael Cole welcomes us to the show as The Shield’s music hits. We’re going to kick the show off with a 20-man battle royal with the WWE United States Championship on the line. The Shield defeated Evolution last night at Extreme Rules, so this is to be some revenge from The Authority.
WWE United States Championship 20-Man Battle Royal
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Goldust vs. Mark Henry vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Xavier Woods vs. R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater vs. Santino Marella vs. Zach Ryder vs. Jack Swagger vs. Curtis Axel vs. Fandango vs. Ryback vs. Sheamus vs. Big Show
This match starts with a big cluster-you-know-what. Everyone is attacking one another. Zack Ryder pushes Dolph Ziggler over the top, but he hangs on. In the corner, Big Show chops Jack Swagger’s chest. Big Show then grabs Xavier Woods and chops his chest before eliminating him. Big Show chops Fandango’s chest, and Santino helps to try and eliminate him. On the other side of the ring, Zack Ryder is eliminated. Big Show stands on Fandango. The camera cuts quickly to see R-Truth get eliminated. Sheamus works on trying to get Goldust over the top rope, but he’s unsuccessful. Ziggler jumps on Big Show’s back, but he’s soon slammed down. Sheamus knees away at Ryback in the corner as Ziggler punches away at Big Show. Santino avoids elimination a few times. O’Neil is nearly eliminated by Sin Cara and Santino, but he somehow hangs on. Ziggler splashes Heath Slater in the corner. Big Show eliminates Titus O’Neil on the other side. Ziggler and Slater fight on the apron to eliminate one another. Big Show then press slams Sin Cara out of the ring on top of Ryder, Woods, and R-Truth. Big Show then turns his attention to Slater, and he stands on him. Ziggler is nearly eliminated by Big Show. Ambrose and Ziggler try to eliminate Axel, but he holds on. Big Show takes Slater down with a smack on the backside. Big Show chops Fandango down as Sheamus catches Sandow with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán before eliminating him. Ambrose attacks Sheamus as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see a bunch of guys attempting to eliminate Big Show on one side of the ring. On the other side, we see a bunch of people attempting to eliminate Mark Henry. Big Show explodes out of the corner, as does Mark Henry. Big Show and Mark Henry then approach each other in the center of the ring. During the break, Heath Slater was eliminated. Big Show and Henry trade punches until Big Show chokeslams him down. Sheamus then catches Big Show with a Brogue Kick, and everyone in the ring except for Henry works to eliminate Big Show. They then turn their attention to Mark Henry, and they eliminate him as well.
Kingston throws Fandango over the top rope, but he hangs on. Fandango then drops Kingston to the apron. Kingston slingshots back into the ring, and Fandango clotheslines him over, but he holds on upside down. Ambrose quickly throws Fandango out of the ring before kicking an upside down Kingston to eliminate him. On the other side of the ring, Rhodes accidentally eliminates Goldust. Rybaxel then eliminates Rhodes. Santino throws Ziggler of the top rope, but he hangs on to the apron. Santino then eliminates Ziggler with the Cobra. The crowd boos this. Santino turns and sees Ryback and Axel staring at him. They throw Santino over the top, but he hangs on. Rybaxel then knocks him off.
Rybaxel begins to beat down the rest of the men in the ring. Sheamus, Ambrose, and Swagger are still in it. Sheamus kicks Axel down and hits a rolling fireman’s carry on Ryback. Sheamus clotheslines Axel and goes to Brogue Kick Ryback, but Ryback counters into a powerbomb. Ryback is bleeding from the mouth as he hypes up. Ambrose ambushes Ryback with some wild punches as Axel stomps Sheamus in the corner. Ambrose then takes Axel down with some punches. Rybaxel soon double-teams Ambrose. Rybaxel throws Ambrose toward the ropes, but he hangs on. Ambrose fights them off, and he gives Axel a back body drop over the top rope to eliminate him. Ambrose gets Ryback on the apron, and they duke it out. Ambrose slaps him and dropkicks him in the knee to eliminate him.
It’s down to Ambrose, Swagger, and Sheamus. Swagger tries to eliminate Ambrose, who just got back in the ring. Ambrose turns the tables and eliminates Swagger quickly. Ambrose then turns into a vicious Brogue Kick from Sheamus! Sheamus then throws him over the top rope to eliminate him and become the new WWE United States Champion!
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Sheamus
Match Rating: ** 1/4
They show replays of what just happened. In the ring, The Shield is not happy about what just happened. Triple H’s music then hits, and the WWE COO makes his way to the stage. Triple H mentions that Evolution and The Shield engaged in an unforgettable war. In the end, The Shield was extremely lucky. Since Ambrose just lost his United States Championship, it appears their luck is running out. Since the three of them will be in six-man competition against The Wyatt Family, Triple H would be willing to say that their luck has run out!
The commentators talk about what just happened. They then transition to talk of Bray Wyatt’s crusade. Later tonight, we’ll see Bad News Barrett give Big E his rematch for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Adam Rose will debut later tonight on RAW.
The show replays of Sheamus eliminating Dean Ambrose to become the new WWE United States Champion moments ago.
Renee Young is backstage with the new WWE United Sates Champion, Sheamus. The crowd loudly boos. Renee asks how it feels to be the new United States Champion. Sheamus says that since he’s come back from his injury, he’s been spinning his wheels. Things haven’t gone according to plan, but every stuck clock is right twice a day. This game is all about watching, waiting, and timing. Tonight was the perfect time for him to step back to glory. Renee asks what he would say to Dean Ambrose, who just lost the title. Sheamus chuckles and says, “No hard feelings, fella.”
They show some still photos from the incredible match between Daniel Bryan and Kane last night at Extreme Rules. Bryan retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship after putting Kane through a flaming table.
Daniel Bryan is backstage with his wife, Brie Bella. Someone slams on the door, and Stephanie McMahon walks in. Stephanie congratulates Bryan on his victory last night, but all he did was anger Kane. When Kane is angry, he is capable of unspeakable acts of violence. Bryan experienced some of that last night. As a member of The Authority, the only way she can guarantee his safety is to tell him to stay put in his locker room until his match later tonight. Bryan sarcastically thanks Stephanie, and she leaves. Brie tells him to look at the door, and there is a Kane mask hanging on it.
Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Cesaro, next.
The announcers plug that the WWE App won a “People’s Voice” Webby Award.
Rob Van Dam’s left eye is nearly swollen shut. Paul Heyman marches out to the stage to boos from the crowd. Heyman says in case they didn’t hear the breaking news, “My client, Brock Lesnar, conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.” The crowd boos, and Heyman says he doesn’t like their attitude. Heyman then introduces the new “King of Extreme,” Cesaro.
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro w/ Paul Heyman
They lock up, and Cesaro applies a waistlock. RVD gets out and takes him down with an arm drag. Cesaro gets to his feet and stares at RVD. Cesaro applies a side headlock, and RVD whips him off. Cesaro hits a shoulder block for a no count. Cesaro quickly applies a side headlock, but RVD whips him off. RVD goes for a leapfrog, but Cesaro counters into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Cesaro knees him in the midsection and goes to put him in the corner, but RVD kicks him in the face. RVD goes to the top rope and hits a diving thrust kick. RVD then connects with Rolling Thunder, and Cesaro gets out of the ring to recover. RVD does his R-V-D taunt in the ring. Heyman gives Cesaro some advice at ringside. Cesaro then snaps RVD off the top rope.
Cesaro punches RVD in his injured eye, and he starts to work on it. Cesaro sends him into the ropes for a punch, but RVD hangs on. Cesaro then charges into a back body drop over the top rope. RVD then takes him out with a rolling senton over the top rope. RVD quickly gets on the apron, and he takes Cesaro down with a standing moonsault. RVD puts him in the ring and hits a slingshot leg drop for a two count. Cesaro quickly comes back with a flapjack into the corner. Cesaro slams RVD off the apron before pulling him to the center of the ring and dropping an elbow for a two count. A “Paulrus” chant breaks out. Cesaro uppercuts him in the corner before sending him into the ropes. RVD backflips over him and goes for a step-over heel kick, but Cesaro counters into a German Suplex attempt. RVD elbow out and hits the ropes, but Cesaro follows and clotheslines him over the top rope.
We come back from the break to see RVD trapped in a chin lock. RVD fights up and tries to elbow out, but Cesaro won’t let go. Cesaro misses a clothesline, and RVD gets a sunset flip for a two count. Cesaro then annihilates him with a double stomp for a near fall. Cesaro cannot believe it. RVD catches him with an inside cradle for a two count. Cesaro knees him, and RVD rolls him up with the legs for another near fall. Cesaro kicks him to the corner, and he runs into a boot. RVD goes for a slingshot cross-body block, and Cesaro catches him mid-air with a European Uppercut for a near fall! Cesaro covers again for another two count. RVD then rolls away from him. Cesaro stalks RVD as he pulls himself up. Cesaro then connects with a European Uppercut for another near fall. Cesaro hits a trio of deadlift gutwrench suplexes for a near fall. Cesaro applies a chin lock and forearms him down. Cesaro sends him to the corner, but RVD slingshots over him. RVD goes for a monkey flip, but Cesaro counters by powering him to the corner. RVD elbows him and goes to the top rope, but Cesaro sweeps the feet. RVD is hung in the tree of woe, and Cesaro kicks away at him. RVD has one leg out, and he kicks Cesaro in the face. Cesaro goes outside the ring and continues to punch him as he hangs upside down. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Rob Van Dam
Match Rating: * 1/2
Cesaro continues to punch away until Paul Heyman orders him to stop so he doesn’t get suspended. Heyman then raises Cesaro’s arm at the top of the ramp.
The commentators talk about how you can receive up to $250 in gift cards to WWE Shop by referring friends to the WWE Network.
“Albany… we’re here.”
The Wyatt Family will be out, next.
Bray Wyatt address his defeat of John Cena last night
Bray Wyatt is seen illuminated by a lantern, and he blows it out. Wyatt is seated in a rocking chair in the center of the ring surrounded by his family. Wyatt says Abigail always told him that he was born to lead. Abigail said he would one day changed the world, and he believed her. However, this horrible world we live in has very wicked ways about it. They would always snub their noses at him, look down on him, refer to him as a piece of trash, and a nobody. They don’t even know it, but those people have made this day so sweet for him. Oh, what a glorious day it is because last night, Bray Wyatt became somebody. Last night, John Cena’s fears were personified by that of a singing child. Wyatt laughs as they show a replay from Extreme Rules of a child singing to Cena in a distorted face.
Wyatt laughs in the ring as he says you cannot fool the children for they are the foundation for what tomorrow shall bring. Their ears are eager to hear, their ears are eager to learn, and their ears see right through John Cena. John Cena tells them that Wyatt is a monster, and he’s right because he is a monster. Wyatt says he can be so cruel. Cena would also have them believe that his honorable message is just a lie since he wants to watch the world burn, and Cena is right. Wyatt does want to watch this world burn. He wants to watch it burn as a farmer watches his spoiled crops burn so they may rise up again. This world must be burnt down so that it can be reborn. It will be reborn in his image, the image of Wyatt. John Cena thinks that he does all that he does for himself, and that is where Cena is dead wrong. He does this for the children, for the poor man that stands on the streets begging because they didn’t think he was smart enough to live in this world, and the teenage girl who cries in the morning because they didn’t think she could be prom queen. He does this for everyone in the crowd, and they loudly cheer. Wyatt says for everyday coming forward, Cena stands alone, and alone he shall fall. The children never have to be alone again. They will remember Wyatt not as a monster, only for what he truly is – a god. Wyatt kneels in the ring and sings, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” The crowd sings along with him.
Bad News Barrett will defend his newly won WWE Intercontinental Championship against the former champion Big E later tonight. The Shield will also face The Wyatt Family as well.
Ryback w/ Cody Rhodes vs. Cody Rhodes w/ Goldust
They show a replay of Cody Rhodes accidentally eliminating Goldust from the battle royal earlier tonight before being eliminated by Rybaxel.
They lock up, and Ryback pushes him to the corner. Rhodes ducks him and connects with some right hands. Rhodes applies a side headlock, but Ryback pushes him off. Rhodes comes back with an uppercut, and he pulls the top rope down to get Ryback out of the ring. Ryback talks with Axel before getting back in the ring. Rhodes punches him until Ryback drops him neck first on the top rope. Ryback chokes him on the ropes before punching him down. Ryback sends him to the ropes for a back elbow and a two count. Ryback knees him in the kidneys. Rhodes comes back with a shoulder thrust and goes for a sunset flip, but Ryback punches him and chokes him some more. Ryback then hits a pair of suplexes. Ryback then catches him with a delayed vertical suplex for a one count. Ryback head-butts him a few times before chopping the chest. Rhodes punches back before having a whip to the corner reversed. Rhodes hits the turnbuckle hard. Ryback drops some knees before choking him on the ropes. Ryback then body slams him down before hitting a body splash for a near fall. Ryback then applies a chin lock. Rhodes tries to fight up, but Ryback powers him down. Rhodes does eventually fight up, but Ryback takes him down with a vicious spinebuster. Ryback goes to the top rope, and Rhodes rolls out of the way of a splash.
Rhodes elbows Ryback in the face and hits a misdirection clothesline. Rhodes gets out of a press slam and chop blocks the knee. Rhodes then hits a running knee to the face for a near fall. Rhodes goes for a Disaster Kick, but Ryback counters into a powerbomb attempt. Rhodes gets out and hits the Disaster Kick. Rhodes floors him with a missile dropkick, and he threatens Axel to stay back. Rhodes goes to the top rope as Goldust attacks Axel before he can go to attack. Axel slams Goldust into the ring post, causing Rhodes to become distracted. Ryback then catches him with Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: * 1/4
Goldust consoles his brother at ringside as Ryback and Curtis Axel celebrate in the ring.
Daniel Bryan is in his locker room with Brie Bella. Brie says she’s becoming a little freaked out. Bryan tells her to relax and stay close to him. The lights go out, and a lamp illuminates with Kane’s mask on it. Bryan and Brie get out of the room. Bryan and Brie go down the hallway when they bump into Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says she’ll get their car for them to get out of here. She tells them to stay put.
Los Matadores celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Los Matadores with El Torito are in the ring. The corners of the ring have piñatas set up. Fernando says to celebrate El Torito’s victory last night, they’re going to have a very special Cinco de Mayo celebration with the “WWE Juniverse.” Diego corrects him. El Torito throws some candy into the crowd.
3MB makes their way to the stage with Hornswoggle. Heath Slater says this party isn’t going to happen because everybody knows you can’t have a party without “Tres-MB.” Slater says the party is here, and they get in the ring. Slater says they’re here to call for a truce. Diego speaks Spanish, and Jinder Mahal says, “This is America. Speak English!” Drew McIntyre says this isn’t a request – it’s a demand. If they don’t accept their offer of peace, they’ll spoil the party. Los Matadores talks amongst themselves before El Torito gives a handful of candy to Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle eats one before slapping it out of El Torito’s hands. Los Matadores clears McIntyre and Mahal out of the ring before cornering Slater. Slater tries to say “Olé” before Los Matadores throw him out of the ring. El Torito then puts a sombrero on Hornswoggle and gives him an airplane spin. El Torito then gores him out of the ring.
Bad News Barrett will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Big E later tonight. We’ll also see The Wyatt Family take on The Shield.
A Bo Dallas vignette airs, and it reminds you to Bolieve in yourself.
The Ravishing Russian Lana is introduced to the stage. Lana says she is proud to be Russian, and she is proud to come from a country that has the most dominant and powerful president in the world. Vladimir Putin’s image appears on the titantron. Lana says Putin makes fools out of everyone. The crowd chants “USA.” Lana says we are all pawns in his game of global dominance. Putin welcomes with open arms the patriot, Edward Snowden. Lana says America’s secrets are safe before chuckling. Lana says no man in WWE is safe from Alexander Rusev, who now resides in Russia.
Kofi Kingston vs. Alexander Rusev w/ Lana
They appear to be dropping the name “Alexander” as they just refer to him as Rusev. Kingston kicks away at Rusev, but Rusev quickly avalanches him down. Rusev kicks him in the ribs a few times before stomping him in the corner. Rusev head-butts him in the chest a few times before Kingston chops the chest. Rusev angrily pushes him to the corner and gives him a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Rusev elbows away at him before running into some boots. Kingston avoids a splash and kicks away at him. Kingston then dropkicks him, but Rusev doesn’t go down. Rusev pushes him away. Kingston ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body block for a one count. Kingston kicks him in the chest. Rusev quickly gets up and catches him. Kingston counters a fall-away slam, and he catches Rusev with a pendulum kick. Rusev catches him coming off the top rope, and he gives Kingston a fall-away slam. Lana orders him to crush Kingston. Rusev slams him with one arm before stomping the spine. Rusev applies the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Alexander Rusev
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The commentators talk about how the WWE Network is available on Xbox One.
Daniel Bryan is walking with Brie Bella backstage. They come to his car, and Bryan gets Brie inside. Bryan looks worried as he looks around cautiously. Bryan gets in the car, and he says he can’t wait to get out of there. Stephanie McMahon then scares Brie by opening the passenger door. Stephanie says they can’t leave until Bryan competes in his match. She’d have to consider it a breach of contract and strip him of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan’s match is right now. Bryan looks at Brie, and they leave the car.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan w/ Brie Bella
They circle the ring and lock up. Del Rio applies a side headlock, but Bryan whips him off. Del Rio takes him down with a shoulder block, and he hits the ropes only to be taken out with a dropkick from Bryan. Bryan uppercuts him in the corner and kicks away at him. Bryan sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick for a two count. Del Rio punches away at him before applying a chin lock. Bryan fights up and punches out. Bryan hits the ropes, and Del Rio counters with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. The crowd chants for Bryan. Del Rio kicks Bryan in the back and chokes him on the ropes. Del Rio kicks him in the ribs a few times before Bryan comes back with some punches and right hands. Del Rio sends him to the corner, but Bryan scales the ropes and backflips over him. Bryan stumbles before hitting the ropes and hitting a flying elbow to the chest. The referee checks on both men before Bryan gets up. Bryan kicks away at Del Rio’s chest before going for a big kick to the head, but Del Rio ducks it and hits a backstabber for a two count. Bryan quickly rolls to the apron, and Del Rio baseball slides him to the floor.
Del Rio gets out of the ring and sends Bryan into the barricade in front of his wife. Del Rio mockingly does a “YES!” taunt.
We come back from the break to see Bryan trapped in a chin lock. Bryan gets to his feet and elbows out. Bryan hits the ropes and applies a waistlock, but Del Rio counters into a German Suplex for a near fall. Del Rio argues the referee’s count. Del Rio kicks him in the shoulder and chokes him with his boot. Del Rio then applies a Cross Arm Breaker while hanging over the top rope. Del Rio goes to the top rope and does a “YES!” taunt before jumping into a punch from Bryan for a near fall. Bryan slams Del Rio’s leg off the mat before wrapping it around the bottom rope. Bryan then dropkicks him out of the ring. Bryan grabs the leg, but Del Rio fights him off. Del Rio then drops him on the barricade. Bryan gets back in the ring at nine and a half.
Del Rio hits a DDT before shaking some feeling into his leg. Del Rio pulls his kneepad down and goes for a kick, but Bryan avoids it. Bryan then kicks him in the head. The referee begins to count both men down. The crowd is going crazy with a huge “YES!” chant. Bryan and Del Rio trade punches and kicks with Bryan coming out on top. Del Rio reverses a whip to the corner, but Bryan comes right back with a drop-toe-hold into the corner. Bryan kicks the ropes into Del Rio’s throat. Bryan hits some kicks, but Del Rio comes right back with a kick of his own. Del Rio then hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Del Rio then backs up and hits a vicious corner clothesline. Del Rio puts him on the top turnbuckle and goes for a superplex, but Bryan fights him off. Bryan stands on the top rope and hits the diving head-butt for a near fall. Bryan hypes himself up and hits a pair of corner dropkicks before Del Rio falls out of the ring. Bryan then hits Del Rio with a suicide dive! Bryan puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Del Rio catches him with a step-up enzuigiri for a near fall. Del Rio is incredulous.
Del Rio taunts the crowd before signaling for the Cross Arm Breaker. Bryan counters into a head-scissor takeover into the YES! Lock! Del Rio tries to claw toward the ropes, but he has no choice but to tap out!
Winner by Submission: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: ** 3/4
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella celebrate in the ring with a YES taunt. All of a sudden, the ring posts explode with fire. Kane’s music plays, and they run to the back.
Bryan and Brie power walk to the car, and they get in. The car won’t start, so he pops the hood. Bryan says there is a wire unplugged. When he puts the hood back down, Kane is seen in the backseat with his wife. Brie screams in horror as Bryan tries to pull Kane out of the car. They brawl before Bryan gets back in the car and drives off with Kane on the roof. Kane slides off, and Bryan stops the car. Kane is seen laying on the concrete, but he soon sits up. Bryan then speeds off with his wife.
Adam Rose will debut later tonight.
Replays are shown of the events that just transpired between Daniel Bryan and Kane.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E vs. Bad News Barrett (c)
Before the match begins, Bad News Barrett says as the new Intercontinental Champion, he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. There are going to be some changes around here because the deformed slobs in the audience might have been worthy of a champion like Big E, but they’ll all need some serious cosmetic surgery to be worthy of him, Bad News Barrett! Barrett thanks them very much.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Big E applies a waistlock and takes him down for a roll up and a one count. Big E repeats the move for the same result. Big E picks him up and hits a trio of backbreakers for a near fall. Barrett rolls out of the ring, and Big E follows. Big E punches him at ringside and bounces him off the apron. Big E punches him in the midsection before bouncing him off the steel steps. Big E then hits a shoulder thrust into the steel steps. Big E rolls him into the ring, and Barrett immediately rolls out. Big E follows him out and bounces him off the apron. They fight on the apron, and Big E goes for a shoulder thrust, but Barrett moves. Big E hits the ring post shoulder first.
Barrett clotheslines Big E at ringside before getting on the apron and saying, “Bang, bang,” before dropping an elbow, a la Mick Foley. The referee is beginning to count Big E out. Big E gets in the ring at eight.
We come back from the break to see Big E fight up from a chin lock. Barrett quickly clubs him, but he misses a big boot in the corner. Both men are down. Big E gets to his feet, and he clotheslines Barrett twice before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E then goes for a big splash, but Barrett gets the knees up for a near fall. Barrett kicks away at him before Big E attempts a powerslam. Barrett gets out and catches him with the Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett punches away at him before going for The Wasteland, but Big E sends him to the apron. Big E goes for a shoulder thrust, but Barrett viciously knees him in the face. Barrett pulls his elbow pad down and goes for the Bull Hammer Elbow, but Big E ducks and avalanches him. Big E then spears him off the apron to the floor! Big E rolls him into the ring for a near fall.
Barrett tries to beg him off, and he kicks Big E in the knee. Big E comes right back with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Big E hits him with it again before pulling the straps down. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Barrett slides off and rakes the eyes while the referee gets hit as well. Barrett catches him with the Bull Hammer Elbow for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: * 1/2
John Cena will respond to Bray Wyatt tomorrow night on WWE Main Event, which is exclusively on the WWE Network.
Replays are shown of Sheamus eliminating Dean Ambrose to become the WWE United States Champion earlier tonight on RAW.
The Shield will take on The Wyatt Family in tonight’s main event.
They air “A Special Mother’s Day Message from Mr. T.” This is a joke video of Mr. T’s Hall of a Fame speech where he spent the entire time talking about his mother.
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way to the ring. Colter is holding a sign that says, “Zeb’s Deportation List.” Colter says he wants to clarify something. Today is not “Cinco de Mayo” day for Real Americans. This is May the 5th. If any Real Americans celebrate this, it’s only because they want to get dog drunk and vomit on themselves. A “YES!” chant breaks out. Colter says what makes him sick is the influx of illegal immigrants not only into this country, but this company. Colter says that lying, slime-bag Cesaro should be deported along with Paul Heyman, if any country would take him. Emma and Santino should be deported, especially Emma. Sheamus and Paige should also go as they haven’t let the sun touch their skin since 1997.
All of a sudden, they’re interrupted by some people in eclectic costumes (along with a bunny) dancing on the stage. Adam Rose then makes his way to the ring dancing with them. Rose gets in the ring and dances around as Zeb Colter looks disgusted. The crowd is singing Rose’s song. Rose offers his lollipop to Colter. Rose grabs Colter by the mustache and tells him not to be a lemon. He needs to be a rosebud. Jack Swagger charges, but Rose boots him in the face. Rose then gives him a back body drop out of the ring. Rose and his Rosebuds then dance around Colter before he crawls out of the ring.
Michael Cole is seen dancing at ringside. The commentators then plug how you can get up to $250 by referring friends to the WWE Network.
The Shield will take on The Wyatt Family, next.
Sheamus will defend his newly won WWE United States Championship this Friday on Smackdown.
The Wyatt Family makes their way to the ring. The Shield soon follows, coming in through the crowd.
The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield
The Wyatt Family and The Shield stand across the ring from one another before Bray Wyatt backs his family up. The Shield then attacks, and they brawl in the ring. The bell has not sounded yet. Seth Rollins sends Bray Wyatt into the barricade as Roman Reigns punches Luke Harper.
Dean Ambrose starts the match against Erick Rowan. Rowan rips at his face before Ambrose grabs the beard and punches him in the corner. Rowan gets out and goes for a powerslam, but Ambrose slides off and chop blocks the knee. Seth Rollins is tagged in, and he punches Rowan before getting kneed in the midsection. Rowan forearms him in the face before Luke Harper tags in. Harper punches Rollins before going for a suplex, but Rollins gets out. Ambrose tags in, and they hit a double-team suplex on Harper. Rollins drops a knee, and Ambrose drops an elbow for a one count. Harper powers him to the corner, and Roman Reigns tags in. Reigns forearms him in the ribs before punching him in the corner. Rollins tags in, and he hits Harper with a sledge off the top rope. Harper comes back with some punches before knocking him down with an uppercut. Harper says “Yeah” a few times before hitting a suplex for a near fall. Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he punches Rollins in the forehead before kicking him in the ribs. Rollins then rolls out of the ring to recover. Wyatt follows him out and puts him back in the ring. Wyatt covers for a no count. Rowan is tagged in, and he head-butts Rollins down. Rowan forearms him in the chest before sending him to the corner. Rowan then runs into a big boot. Rollins jumps off the second rope, but Rowan catches him. Rollins gets out and stumbles him with a step-up enzuigiri.
Ambrose tags in, and he punches away at Rowan wildly before ducking a clothesline and hitting a running cross-body. Ambrose punches away before kneeing him in the midsection and dropkicking him against the ropes. Ambrose knocks Harper off the apron before hitting a plancha. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Rowan forearms him in the jaw. Ambrose bounces back on the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose then applies the Figure Four Leglock. The Wyatts get in the ring, so The Shield meets them in the middle. They’re at a stalemate.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock applied by Harper. Ambrose fights up and gets out with a jawbreaker. Ambrose punches away at him before having a kick blocked. Harper slams him down for a near fall. During the break, Rowan splashed Ambrose before whipping him into Harper for a big boot. Back to live action, Wyatt boots Ambrose in the face for a one count. Wyatt viciously punches away at Ambrose before Harper tags in. Harper punches Ambrose before tagging in Rowan. They tie Ambrose up in the ropes, and Rowan elbows him in the face. Rowan whips Ambrose to the corner and runs into a boot. Rowan charges, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down to get him out. Harper, who blind tagged in, also flies over the top rope. Rollins tags in, and he takes out Rowan and Harper with a summersault senton over the top rope!
Rollins punches Wyatt back before putting Harper in the ring. Rollins ducks a clothesline and hits a modified clothesline. Rollins hits an STO into the turnbuckle before going for a moonsault, but Harper moves. Rollins lands on his feet, and he hits a standing shooting star press for a near fall! Rollins geos to the top rope, and he counters Wyatt’s interference attempt by kicking him in the face. Rollins springboards to the top rope, but Harper pushes him to the outside! Harper then takes him out with a suicide dive that sends him over the commentary table! Harper rips the top off the table before throwing Rollins into the ring.
Harper punches Rollins down before tagging in Wyatt. Wyatt kicks and punches away at Rollins before sending him to the corner. Wyatt backs up and hits a running avalanche to the corner for a near fall. Harper tags in, and he punches Rollins down before knocking Reigns off the apron. Rollins counters a pulling corner powerbomb by flipping to his feet, but Harper immediately superkicks him down. Ambrose breaks up the pinfall, and he takes out Rowan. They roll out of the ring and brawl. Wyatt joins in the brawl, and they put Ambrose on the commentator’s table. In the ring, Harper puts Rollins on the top rope, and he rips at his nose. Rollins grabs him by the beard, and he head-butts him off the top rope. Rollins then hits a diving knee to the head.
Reigns and Wyatt are tagged in. Reigns clotheslines him down before punching Rowan off the apron. Wyatt misses a clothesline, and Reigns takes him down with a clothesline. Reigns then clotheslines Rowan before he can interfere. Reigns punches Wyatt before clotheslining Rowan over the top rope. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Harper before hitting a running ringside dropkick to Wyatt. Harper gets in the ring, and Reigns boots Harper before hitting a diving clothesline off the second rope. Reigns signals for the Superman Punch, and Rowan grabs his ankle. The Shield and The Wyatts brawl in the ring. Ambrose and Rollins then hit stereo suicide dives on Rowan and Harper! In the ring, Wyatt uppercuts Reigns. Reigns counters a splash with a Superman Punch!
The Shield stands in the ring over a fallen Bray Wyatt. They go for the Triple Powerbomb, but Evolution’s music hits. Evolution makes their way to the ring dressed to fight. Rowan and Harper try to blindside them, but they get thrown out of the ring. Rollins and Ambrose then take out Orton, Batista, Rowan, and Harper with stereo suicide dives! In the ring, Reigns hits Triple H with a Superman Punch! Reigns then turns into a nasty back elbow from Wyatt. Wyatt follows up with Sister Abigail for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: ***
Replays are shown of what just happened. Triple H pulls himself up, and Evolution beats on The Shield. Batista sends Ambrose into the steel steps as Randy Orton puts Rollins on the top rope. Orton then hits a hanging DDT on him. Batista hits Ambrose with a spinebuster on the steel steps. Finally, Triple H goes for a Pedigree on Reigns, but he gives him a back body drop. Orton immediately hits Reigns with an RKO, and Triple H finally connects with the Pedigree. Evolution stands over the wreckage of The Shield before picking Reigns up. Batista mocks Reigns’ taunts Evolution hits Reigns with a Triple Powerbomb! Reigns is bleeding from the nose as Evolution puts their fists together like The Shield does. Evolution stands tall as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Sheamus won a 20-man Battle Royal to become the WWE US Champion
Rob Van Dam def. Cesaro via DQ
Ryback def. Cody Rhodes
Alexander Rusev def. Kofi Kingston via Submission
Daniel Bryan def. Alberto Del Rio via Submission (non-title)
Bad News Barrett def. Big E to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
The Wyatt Family def. The Shield
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