WWE Monday Night RAW Results
June 9, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show opens with Justin Roberts asking the crowd to welcome Triple H and Stephanie McMahon – The Authority – to the ring. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show as Triple H and Stephanie come out to the ring smiling and hugging. Cole talks about the Tweet that Triple H posted about not wanting to miss the announcement they’re going to make. Triple H says, “It’s a good night to be right.” Stephanie laughs and says she liked that. She says as The Authority, sometimes they have the honor privilege of making blockbuster announcements, and tonight is one of those nights. We’ve all been hanging in the balance with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship situation, but tonight we have some resolve. Stephanie then says she wants to hear it from the horse’s mouth, the man who gave Daniel Bryan his surgery, Dr. Joseph Maroon.
Dr. Joseph Maroon is shown in a pre-taped segment. He says, “Despite Daniel Bryan’s desire to return to his normal activities, it would be detrimental to his long term health if he returned too soon. Even though Daniel is not cleared to compete this month, he will be reevaluated in the coming weeks to get him back into the ring as soon as possible.” Stephanie then says Daniel Bryan will be unable to compete at the Money in the Bank PPV. The crowd boos, and she says they can’t be that disappointed. You can’t expect an A+ recovery from a B+ player. Triple H tells them not to blame them. This isn’t the Daniel Bryan Fan Club; this is the WWE. It’s a business. What’s best for business is having a champion who can actually defend his championship, something their beloved Daniel Bryan clearly can’t do at the Money in the Bank PPV. Stephanie then says, “Therefore, it is with heavy hearts that we officially strip Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.” The crowd loudly boos this and chants, “NO!”
Stephanie reiterates what she said last week. Their hands are forced because Bryan cannot compete. Stephanie gives condolences to Bryan, who is hearing this for the first time. Her assistant tried to call him, but he never returned the call. Condolences also go out to his “ungrateful” wife, Brie Bella. She quit for absolutely nothing. Triple H calls her a “shrewd business woman.” Stephanie sarcastically calls her very bright. The show must go on for everyone else. Therefore, for the first time ever, there will be a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at the Money in the Bank PPV. Who will have the honor of competing in that match? There will be a series of qualifying matches, the first of which happened on Smackdown (incorrect). Therefore, the first entrant into the match will be Alberto Del Rio. Triple H says the second person entered deserves it because he is who he is, and that’s The Viper, Randy Orton. Triple H guarantees that there will be a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Money in the Bank. Stephanie says, “Amen to that.”
Triple H says it’s funny how everyone couldn’t wait after WrestleMania to come to the building and rub it in their faces to say they were right. When Daniel Bryan pulled off the fluke victory of a lifetime at WrestleMania, they couldn’t wait to cheer for him. The Authority was right all along. Daniel Bryan is not WWE World Heavyweight Championship material. Stephanie said he proved it. Triple H says Bryan isn’t even here tonight – that’s how bad it is.
Triple H reiterates that he has always said, “Adapt or perish.” However, they all wanted to come out and gloat about how The Shield beat Evolution. Seth Rollins adapted, and The Shield… well here’s a video. A video recaps Seth Rollins turning his back on his Shield brothers last week on RAW. Stephanie looks proud of the video. Triple H says he believes in Seth Rollins. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns are what are left of the once dominant Shield. They will step into this ring in a six-man tag team match against Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family. Triple H says they’ll have trouble finding a third tag team partner in the locker room they destroyed over the last year and a half. This will be more like a handicap match. Triple H tells the crowd to take out their cell phones because tonight they will witness history as The Shield whimpers into extinction. Seth Rollins adapted, and tonight, The Shield will perish. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is then seen hanging over the ring as The Authority walks to the back.
Sheamus will take on Bad News Barrett in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Qualifying Match, next.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett
Before the match begins, Bad News Barrett cuts a promo. He says the saying goes, “In life, those people you step on the way up are the same people you see again on the way back down.” For Sheamus, and anyone else trying to qualify tonight, he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. Once he climbs to the top of that ladder and grabs the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, he is never coming back down.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Sheamus powers him to the corner. They get a clean break. They circle the ring, and Barrett kicks him before backing him to the corner to punch him. Barrett sends him to the opposite corner, and Sheamus explodes with a clothesline. Sheamus drops some knees before choking him with his shin. Barrett punches back at him and knees him in the midsection. Barrett head-butts him down before hitting a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus rolls to the apron and punches him in the midsection. Sheamus tries for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Barrett punches him to the floor. Barrett then leaves the ring and leaps off the ring steps with a diving shoulder block. Barrett taunts the crowd before throwing Sheamus into the ring. Sheamus immediately clotheslines him down. Sheamus tosses him to the apron and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus then suplexes him back into the ring and covers for a two count.
Sheamus goes to the second rope and goes for a diving knee drop, but Barrett moves. Sheamus reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Sheamus then ducks a clothesline and hits a scary looking running cross-body block that sends them both over the top rope!
We come back from the break to see Sheamus trapped in a chin lock. Sheamus fights up and punches out. Sheamus sends him to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Barrett then hits a tornado suplex for a near fall. Barrett stomps him before going to the second rope for an elbow drop, but Sheamus gets his knees up. Sheamus gets pumped up, and he hits a pair of Irish hammers. Sheamus shoulders him in the midsection and knees him in the face. Sheamus then runs into a boot from Barrett. Sheamus ducks a kick to the face and hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is seen above the ring as Sheamus goes to the top rope. Sheamus punches him away and jumps over him. Sheamus then runs into the Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett cannot believe it.
Barrett looks up to the championships before going for The Wasteland. Sheamus gets out, and Barrett ducks a Brogue Kick. Sheamus then takes him down with a powerslam for a near fall. Sheamus looks exhausted before looking up to the titles. Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick, but Barrett gets out of the ring. Sheamus then baseball slides him to the floor. Sheamus goes to the top rope and jumps to the outside, but Barrett moves. Sheamus hits the barricade with a thud! Barrett quickly gets in the ring, and the referee begins to count Sheamus out. Sheamus gets in at the count of nine. Barrett hits The Wasteland, but Sheamus kicks out. Barrett gets to his feet and pulls the elbow pad down. Barrett then runs into White Noise for a near fall! Sheamus looks stunned. Sheamus rolls to the apron, and they trade punches from their knees. Sheamus goes for a slingshot battering ram, but Barrett head-butts him. Barrett holds Sheamus’ arm and kicks him in the shoulder a few times. Barrett sends him shoulder first into the ring post a few times before pulling him into the ring and punching him down. Barrett kicks him in the head a few times before being backed up by the referee. Sheamus then catches him with a desperation Brogue Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Sheamus joins Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
We’re brought backstage to see Erick Rowan in his sheep mask. Luke Harper says, “They said that we were pariahs, two discarded animals, but sometimes, sometimes I still get those urges, urges from a deep, dark place.” Bray Wyatt walks in, and he says every man has urges, but the true measure of a man is to learn to control them. The Shield used to refer to themselves as the most dominant force in our universe, but that isn’t the way he remembers it. They fell victim to the faults of man. Their lust and greed led them right down into the pit where they belong. Tonight, they’ll burn for it. He is not man. He is reborn. Their bond can never be broken, and their urges can never be satisfied. Erick Rowan says, “Follow the buzzards,” as Wyatt laughs in the background.
Lana is introduced to the stage. She says the best way to compare superpowers of the world is to look at its leaders. The United States is led by a man who oozes weakness. He is what you call a “sissy.” A “USA” chant breaks out. Lana says our leader is what they call a “girly man.” Lana laughs before telling them to look at the man who leads the USA, and they show a YouTube video of Barack Obama working out with light looking weights. She then tells them to behold the great leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin. She says he is strong and viral, a man amongst men. President Putin will crush President Obama. A picture is shown of Putin riding a horse with his shirt off. Now that the frailty of our flaccid, ineffective leader is revealed, it is only a matter of time before the strength of our nation gives out and a new power takes its place: Mother Russia.
Justin Roberts then introduces the recipient of the Hero of the Russian Federation Medal, Rusev. Rusev comes out waving the Russian flag before saying a little something in his native tongue. Rusev then speaks English to say, “I am the super athlete, Rusev!”
Zack Ryder vs. Rusev w/ Lana
The bell rings, and Ryder powers Rusev to the corner before clubbing him down. Rusev continues to club and kick him before hitting a shoulder block to the back. Rusev picks him up, and Ryder punches back at him. Rusev pushes him to the corner and runs into Ryder’s knees. Ryder jumps over Rusev and hits the ropes only to eat a huge thrust kick from Rusev. Lana says, “Rusev – crush!” Rusev stomps Ryder’s spine before locking in the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Lana gets in the ring and taps him on the shoulder to release the hold. Lana then puts the Hero of the Russian Federation Medal back around his neck. Lana then raises his arm up before a giant Russian flag unfurls above the ring.
Seth Rollins will break his silence later tonight in an exclusive interview with Michael Cole.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Goldust and R-Truth
Goldust is still trying out new partners since his brother, Cody Rhodes, doesn’t feel good about competing with him anymore. Cody Rhodes is seen watching backstage. R-Truth starts against Ryback. Ryback quickly punches away at R-Truth and shoulders him in the corner before tagging in Curtis Axel. They stomp R-Truth down before Axel sends him into the ropes for a dropkick. Axel then talks a little trash before tagging Ryback back in. They hit a double-team suplex for a two count. Ryback head-butts him before bringing Axel back in. R-Truth dodges a double-team attack, and Ryback accidentally elbows Axel in the face.
Goldust is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline from Axel. Goldust hits a pair of his own before having a whip reversed. Goldust uppercuts him and hits an inverted atomic drop before kicking him in the head. Goldust has a whip to the corner reversed, and Axel runs into a powerslam. Ryback runs in, but Goldust stuns him with a punch. Goldust then hits a twisting cross-body block from the top rope on both men. Goldust gets fired up as Axel knees him. Axel sends him to the corner, but Goldust kicks him and hits a wheelbarrow sunset flip. Ryback breaks up the pinfall. R-Truth runs in, and Ryback deposits him over the top rope. Ryback then walks into a spinebuster from Goldust. Axel then rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Ryback and Curtis Axel
Match Rating: *
Cody Rhodes looks disappointed backstage. Goldust looks disappointed in the ring as well.
Layla is talking to the makeup lady about how the people of Minneapolis are so uncultured. She says that Summer Rae is from this town. Layla says the people have no appreciation for the fine arts or dancing before saying Fandango can’t wait to leave the city. Layla then asks for some smudge-proof lipstick. Summer Rae then comes from behind and pours milk all over her head. Summer pushes her into the makeup table and pouts powder all over her.
3MB is in the ring, and Heath Slater is bouncing around. Slater says The Shield was supposed to be out here to talk, but that’s not what they do. They don’t come out here to talk…
The Shield’s music hits, and Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns make their way to the ring through the crowd. They get in the ring and brawl with 3MB. 3MB are no match for them. Reigns flies through the ropes with Jinder Mahal, and he punches away at him at ringside. Drew McIntyre attacks from behind, and Dean Ambrose takes him out with a suicide dive. Ambrose and Reigns then whip McIntyre into the timekeeper’s area. They then send Mahal into the barricade. Ambrose then dives over the barricade and attacks McIntyre. Slater is seen retreating, and a bad camera angle causes us to miss Reigns spearing him from out of nowhere on the stage!
Reigns slowly makes his way to the ring as they show a replay of Slater getting speared. Ambrose joins him in the ring with a microphone. Ambrose says The Shield was untouchable, and they will go down in the history books as one of the greatest groups in sports entertainment ever. They dominated WWE and beat everyone, even Evolution. They had a cancer inside of them, though, and that cancer’s name was Seth Rollins. Ambrose begins to shake in anger. History is full of people like Rollins, the kind of guy who would stab his brothers in the back. Rollins is a suck up who sold out to The Authority. When he gets the opportunity to rearrange his face, and he will, he’ll put his nose where his ear was, of which he’ll only have one left, and he’ll tear his hair out. Seth Rollins is scum, and they are looking forward to what that scum has to say tonight. They want him to lie through his teeth in front of the whole world. They want the world to hear Triple H’s words coming out of his mouth. They’ll listen to every word before beating the hell out of him.
Roman Reigns takes the microphone. Reigns says Rollins committed the most unforgiveable sin. Reigns says that Rollins is the scum of the earth. There are things you don’t do in life. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t piss in the wind, and you don’t stab your brothers in the back. Rollins is only part of the problem, though. There’s also Randy Orton and Triple H. Orton runs around thinking everyone owes him something. Orton thinks he’s the face of the company. When he gets his hands on Orton, he’ll be the ass of the company. When he’s done with Orton, he’s coming for Triple H, the King of Kings. They’ll have their own Game of Thrones. Believe that! Seth Rollins is seen angrily watching backstage in a suit.
Seth Rollins will break his silence in an interview with Michael Cole later tonight. We’ll also see a 6-Man Tag Team Match with The Wyatt Family taking on Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. The announcers wonder if anyone will team with Ambrose and Reigns.
Jimmy and Jey Uso vs. Fandango and Damien Sandow
Fandango wouldn’t dance with Layla due to her having milk in her hair. Damien Sandow is in a leotard dancing with a ribbon baton.
Fandango will start against Jimmy Uso. They lock up, and Fandango applies a hammerlock. Jimmy soon applies a side headlock, but Fandango soon gets one of his own applied. Jimmy whips him off, and Fandango shoulder blocks him down. Fandango hits the ropes, cartwheels over Jimmy, and dances. Jimmy hits an inverted atomic drop before punching him down. Damien Sandow is tagged in, and he does some interpretive dance moves. Jey Uso is also tagged in. Sandow prances around the ring before hitting a headlock takeover. Jey fight tries to get some leverage in the match, but Sandow keeps dancing around. Jey superkicks him in the face. Fandango runs in, but Jey sends him to the apron. Jimmy then superkicks him to the floor. Jimmy is tagged in, and he hits Sandow with a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Jimmy and Jey Uso do a mock dance in the ring as Layla throws a fit beside Fandango.
Seth Rollins will break his silence in an exclusive interview with Michael Cole later tonight.
Xavier Woods vs. Bo Dallas
Before the match begins, Bo Dallas takes a microphone. Dallas says he knows that Daniel Bryan is at home watching this with a lot of anger inside of him. There is only one way Bryan can come back stronger than ever, and that has nothing to do with what the doctors say. The secret to Bryan’s recovery is Bolieving!
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. They circle the ring, and Dallas gets a waistlock. Woods gets one of his own, so Dallas applies a side headlock. Woods punches him off, but Dallas blocks a hip toss. Woods blocks a hip toss as well before taking Dallas down with a fireman’s carry takeover. Woods mocks Dallas because he usually celebrates hitting that move. Dallas wrenches the arm, but Woods twists out. Dallas then takes him down with a knee to the midsection. Dallas celebrates before elbowing Woods. Dallas then hits a short-arm clothesline before taunting the crowd. Woods punches back before hitting the ropes and hitting a running forearm. Woods charges, and Dallas drops him onto the apron. Woods then stuns him and jumps off the second rope into a strike from Dallas. Dallas hits the Slingshot Bodog for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: *
Bo Dallas runs around the ring yelling that he is 6-0 now. Dallas then gets in the ring and tells Woods that he did a good job. Dallas then hugs him.
Rob Van Dam will face Cesaro in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match, next.
Paul Heyman is in the ring when we return from break. Heyman says his name before saying he is the “one” behind the “one” in 21-1. He earned that distinction when his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. What everyone around live knows and the world should know is that Brock Lesnar was groomed to make history ever since he was the greatest and most dominant athlete in the history of the University of Minnesota. The crowd loudly cheers that. Heyman says he spoke with Brock Lesnar this morning, and he came up with the idea of doing something special tonight on RAW. They feel it’s the appropriate place for a WrestleMania victory party. Heyman says it’s his honor to tell them that the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion wishes to celebrate the biggest victory of his career tonight. Fresh off his history making victory at WrestleMania, the winner of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Cesaro!
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Cesaro w/ Paul Heyman vs. Rob Van Dam
They lock up, and RVD applies a side headlock. Cesaro whips him off, and RVD takes him down with a wheel kick. RVD hits a dropkick for a no count. RVD applies a side headlock, but Cesaro turns it on him. RVD whips him off, but Cesaro shoulder blocks him down. Cesaro hits the ropes and catches RVD attempting a leapfrog with a backbreaker for a two count. Cesaro punches him in the corner before having a whip reversed on him. RVD hits a monkey flip, and he punches Cesaro to the corner. Cesaro reverses a whip to the corner, and RVD punches him away. RVD then hits a diving thrust kick to send Cesaro out of the ring. RVD then takes him out with a summersault senton.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro hit a headlock takeover. Cesaro wrenches in a chin lock, but RVD soon fights up and punches out. RVD backflips over Cesaro and hits a crescent kick for a two count. RVD whips Cesaro to the opposite corner, and Cesaro catches him with a fall-away slam. RVD rolls out of the ring to recover. Cesaro leaves the ring and sends RVD into the barricade. Cesaro tosses him into the ring, and he uppercuts him down. Cesaro then hits a double stomp for a near fall. Cesaro then reapplies the chin lock. Heyman angrily looks to the crowd as they chant for RVD. RVD fights up and elbows out. Cesaro lowers his head and eats a kick. RVD then hits a spinning thrust kick.
Heyman looks like he’s losing his mind at ringside. RVD hits a clothesline. Cesaro ducks a second one, but RVD comes back with some punches. Cesaro reverses a whip to the corner, but RVD is able to sidestep a running shoulder block. RVD kicks him in the face and hits a split legged moonsault for a near fall. RVD hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner followed by a spinning heel kick. RVD goes for a rolling monkey flip, but Cesaro counters into a Very European Uppercut for a near fall! Cesaro clubs him in the corner before hitting a Tiger Bomb for a near fall. Heyman shouts some words of advice as Cesaro picks up RVD. RVD ducks a clothesline and rolls him up with his legs for a two count. RVD quickly superkicks him down. RVD hits Rolling Thunder for a two count. RVD hits a running wheel kick in the corner. Cesaro reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. RVD goes for a springboard cross-body, but Cesaro pushes him into the turnbuckle. Cesaro then pulls RVD’s legs to the ring post, and he snaps them against the ring post. Cesaro then pulls him into the ring and hits the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Cesaro
Match Rating: **
Cesaro joins Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, and Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
They show a tweet from Randy Orton relaxing on a beach chair saying he wishes he could be at RAW tonight.
A replay is shown of Triple H putting The Shield into a six-man tag team match to cause them to perish. It then moves to Roman Reigns calling Seth Rollins the scum of the earth.
Seth Rollins will break his silence, next.
Seth Rollins breaks his silence about his assault on The Shield
Michael Cole is in the ring, which is decorated with a black carpet. Two chairs are set up. Michael Cole introduces Seth Rollins to the ring, and he comes out to new music in a suit. A “You sold out” chant breaks out.
Michael Cole tries to start the interview, but Rollins stops him. Rollins doesn’t understand what all the controversy is about. Is it about what he did last week because that wasn’t a big deal to him. He was just doing what’s best for business… for his business. The Shield, the greatest faction in the history of the WWE, created by him. Rollins asks if Cole thinks he doesn’t have the right to destroy his own creation. It takes an architect, a mastermind to create something like The Shield. Do you think Dean Ambrose is in anyway responsible for that? Ambrose is a lunatic. Left to his own devices, he’d be face down in a ditch. As for Roman Reigns, the golden boy, you’ll never see anger and fury in a man like him, but without someone to harness and control it, he’s worthless. Ambrose and Reigns are nothing without him. They owe him for every ounce of success they have ever achieved.
Cole says that many will argue that The Shield was about three individuals who came together to form an awesome team. Rollins says they’ll find out later on tonight when the remnants of The Shield have a pathetic last hurrah against The Wyatt Family. Rollins asks why everyone is surprised. He took The Shield as high as it could go. They conquered the world. At Payback, they beat Evolution in a clean sweep. From every experience in life, you should learn something. He learned something from Evolution. To be a success in business, you have to evolve and adapt. The crowd boos Rollins and chants, “You sold out!” Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns are watching backstage. Rollins says he bought in to the Evolution of Seth Rollins. Another thing they won’t admit is that it took a lot of guts to do what he did last week, but everyone is fixated on the fact that he “betrayed” his brothers. Maybe to Ambrose and Reigns, they were brothers. To him, they were just business partners, and he severed a business relationship. For two years, every night, he came out here and put his fist out, saying, “Believe in The Shield.” However, every night he really meant that everyone should start believing in Seth Rollins!
Rollins says that’s it before asking if that’s all Cole wants to hear. Rollins then mentions that he remembers Dean Ambrose saying that they’d let him say his peace before kicking the hell out of him. Rollins throws his chair out of the ring before saying that he’s said his peace. Cole quickly leaves the ring as Rollins wonders where The Shield is. The Shield make their way to the ring, and The Wyatt Family’s video clips in! Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are standing where Rollins was. Harper and Rowan attack Ambrose and Reigns, but they soon get a hold of Rollins. Bray Wyatt quickly runs in, and The Wyatt Family attacks Ambrose and Reigns. Rollins escapes to the back. John Cena’s music hits, and he runs down to save Ambrose and Reigns. The Wyatt Family retreats up the ramp.
Seth Rollins will take on Dolph Ziggler live on WWE Main Event, exclusively on the WWE Network.
Replays are shown of what just transpired in the ring with The Wyatt Family, Seth Rollins, The Shield, and John Cena.
Paige vs. Alicia Fox w/ Aksana
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Alicia backs her to the ropes. Alicia then throws her to the outside. Aksana tries to distract her. Paige avoids Alicia, and Alicia accidentally hits Aksana. Paige slaps Aksana down before sending Alicia into the ring. Alicia dropkicks Paige off the apron before sending her back into the ring. Alicia applies a chin lock, but Paige fights up. Alicia hits the northern lights suplex for a two count. Alicia then goes back to the chin lock. Alicia rips at her face and pulls her hair. Paige fights up, but Alicia slams her down. Alicia surprises her with a roll up for a two count. Alicia clotheslines her down for a two count, and Alicia screams in anger. Alicia hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count.
Alicia slaps Paige in the head a few times before reapplying a chin lock. Alicia knees her in the midsection before going to dump her out of the ring, but Paige counters with a head-scissor takeover out of the ring. Paige brings her up to the apron and knees her in the face a few times. Paige screams at her before hitting a trio of short-arm clotheslines. Paige screams before hitting a dropkick for a two count. Paige goes to the second rope, and Alicia rips her off. Aksana talks a little trash from ringside. Paige then pulls Alicia into Aksana’s head. Paige then applies the PTO (Paige’s Tap Out) for the win.
Winner by Submission: Paige
Match Rating: * 1/4
Aksana checks on Alicia Fox in the ring and fans her. Alicia starts to smile as she gets to her knees. Alicia then slaps Aksana down and beats on her a bit. Alicia goes to ringside and steals two water bottles and a pail of popcorn from some fans. She throws some popcorn at the camera before pouring the water on Aksana and hitting her with popcorn. Alicia then puts some popcorn in her mouth and forces her to swallow it. Alicia then smiles and apologizes to her.
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and John Cena will take on The Wyatt Family in tonight’s main event.
Zeb Colter is in the ring with Jack Swagger. Colter is holding a sign that says, “Deport Santino.” On the back, it says, “Here’s a PIZZA my mind…”
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Santino Marella
Santino is shown in a pre-taped promo. Santino has taken exception to being on Colter’s list of people to be deported. Santino thinks Colter should be deported back to Hell.
They lock up, and Swagger whips him, but Santino does a cartwheel. Santino punches him a few times before having a whip to the corner reversed. Santino tries to slingshot over him, but Swagger catches him. Santino slides off and forearms him. Santino talks a little trash before splitting under a clothesline and hitting a hip toss. Swagger gets out of the ring and flips out. Colter slaps him in the face twice, and Swagger gets in the ring. Swagger picks Santino up as he tries to split, and Swagger punches him in the corner before slamming him down. Swagger sends him into the corner and goes for a shoulder thrust, but Santino moves. Swagger hits the ring post shoulder first. Santino goes for the Cobra, but Swagger slaps it away. Swagger then hits the Gutwrench Powerbomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Shield and John Cena will take on The Wyatt Family later tonight.
Goldust is seen looking frustrated backstage. Cody Rhodes comes up and surprises him. Rhodes says he has someone who is finally good enough to be Goldust’s partner. It’s not himself, R-Truth, Sin Cara, or Kofi Kingston. It’s someone Rhodes has never seen before. It’s someone who can match Goldust’s star power. Goldust wonders what he’s talking about. Rhodes says he’s talking about someone who can magnify the magnificence of Goldust. He’ll join him next week. Rhodes walks off, and Goldust sighs.
A replay is shown of Dr. Joseph Maroon’s announcement about Daniel Bryan not being cleared to compete. Maroon performed the surgery on Bryan. The Authority then stripped Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and announced the vacated title would be on the line at Money in the Bank.
Triple H and Stephanie are talking about what a great title match it’ll be at the PPV. Stephanie wonders what is going on with John Cena. Triple H tells her not to worry, and he guarantees that this will be the last time she’ll see The Shield. Vickie Guerrero walks up with some champagne glasses to celebrate no more Brad Maddox or Daniel Bryan. Vickie then sneezes in their faces. Stephanie slaps the glasses out of her hands before saying she fired her once and would do it again. Stephanie then kicks her out of the office.
The Shield’s music hits, and Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose make their way to the ring. The main event is next.
Kevin Hart will guest host RAW next week.
Sheamus will face Cesaro this Friday on WWE Smackdown.
The Shield and John Cena vs. The Wyatt Family
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is back for another match. It takes some time for The Wyatt Family to get into the ring, but they do. They go face to face with The Shield and John Cena. A brawl then breaks out, and the bell rings. Erick Rowan is starting against Dean Ambrose. Ambrose slingshots over him and hits some jabs. Ambrose hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits a running cross-body block. Ambrose punches away at him before hitting a shoulder thrust in the corner. Ambrose stomps him down before hitting a rolling bomb into the corner. Ambrose takes out Harper with a plancha, gets back in the ring, ducks a clothesline, and hits a running dropkick on Rowan. Roman Reigns is tagged in, and he punches Rowan. Reigns punches away at Rowan in the corner before wrenching the arm. Rowan blocks a whip, but Reigns elbows him in the face. Reigns then clotheslines him down. Rowan comes back with a punch, and Harper is tagged in.
Harper goes for a suplex, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns blocks it two more times before hitting one of his own for a one count. Reigns punches him in the face and tackles him to the corner. Ambrose is tagged in, and Reigns whips Ambrose into Harper’s midsection. Ambrose sets him up on the ropes and dropkicks him in the knee. Ambrose hits a dragon screw and applies a single leg crab. Harper kicks him toward his corner. Ambrose fights out before running into a nasty big boot for a two count. Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he punches Ambrose in the midsection. Wyatt body slams him down before talking some trash. Wyatt punches him to the corner, and Rowan tags in. Rowan kicks him in the face before choking him with his boot. Ambrose rolls out of the ring to recover. Rowan follows him outside and sends him into the barricade. Ambrose then reverses a whip into the steel steps.
They get back in the ring, and Wyatt tags in. Wyatt kicks Ambrose before putting him in the corner and punching away at him. Harper tags in, and he stomps away at Ambrose. Harper taunts the crowd before delivering an uppercut for a two count. Harper applies a side headlock as the crowd starts a “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks!” chant. Ambrose fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Harper blocks a kick and slams him down face-first for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a neck vice applied by Rowan. Ambrose fights out, but Rowan takes him down with a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Wyatt is tagged in, and he puts Ambrose in the corner. Wyatt hits Ambrose in the corner a few times before running full steam into a boot. Ambrose comes off the top rope into a side slam from Wyatt. Reigns breaks up the pinfall and punches away at Wyatt. Harper quickly runs in and kicks Reigns out of the ring. Harper is tagged in, and he uppercuts Ambrose. Harper uppercuts him into the ropes again and hits a third, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline.
Cena and Harper are tagged in. Cena hits a pair of shoulder tackles before hitting a back suplex powerbomb. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then gives Harper the Attitude Adjustment over the top rope. Cena then punches Wyatt down before turning into an avalanche from Rowan. Rowan powers him to the corner and punches him down. Rowan chokes him in the corner before punching him down. Wyatt is tagged in. Wyatt punches him down and hits a senton splash for a near fall. Wyatt stomps and punches him before conducting the crowd into singing “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands,” but not a lot of people sing it. Cena dropkicks him down, but Wyatt cuts him off before he can make the tag. Harper is tagged in, and he punches away at Cena. Harper puts him in the tree of woe before head-butting him in the ribs. Harper then puts him in the torture rack, and he turns it into a neckbreaker for a near fall. Harper does the gator roll before resting with a chin lock. Cena fights up and punches out. Harper counters into a sit-out body slam for a near fall! Rowan is tagged in, and he drops a knee before ripping at Cena’s face. Rowan picks him up and punches him down. Cena tries to fight the Wyatts off, but Rowan catches him with a fall-away slam. Wyatt punches away at Cena as he lies near the apron. Wyatt is tagged in, and he drops an elbow on Cena before dancing around with his limp body. Wyatt then hits a release suplex throw for a near fall. Wyatt arches his back to look at Cena upside down. Wyatt then goes for a senton splash, but Cena moves.
Reigns and Harper are tagged in. Reigns clotheslines him down before punching Rowan off the apron. Harper reverses a whip, but Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Reigns splashes him in the corner before punching him. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Rowan, and Ambrose punches away at him. Reigns punches Wyatt outside the ring and runs to hit Harper with a dropkick from the apron. Reigns then runs to the opposite side and hits Rowan with the dropkick. Ambrose then clotheslines Rowan out of the ring. Rowan pulls Ambrose off the apron as Reigns hits a back suplex powerbomb, but Rowan breaks up the pin. Rowan clubs away at Reigns before Cena comes flying off the top rope with a cross-body block. Cena then goes for the AA, but Rowan slides off and pushes him into Wyatt, who hits him with Sister Abigail! Wyatt then turns into a Superman Punch from Reigns! Reigns throws Rowan out of the ring, and Ambrose takes him out with a suicide dive! Reigns then turns into a superkick from Harper for a near fall!
The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Harper looks out into the crowd in a trance. Harper then turns into a Spear from Reigns! Reigns picks up the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Shield and John Cena
Match Rating: ***
Triple H and Seth Rollins are seen watching on a monitor backstage. They don’t look angry at the result. The Shield and John Cena celebrate in the ring as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Sheamus def. Bad News Barrett (MITB Qualifier; non-title)
Rusev def. Zack Ryder via Submission)
Ryback and Curtis Axel def. Goldust and R-Truth
Jimmy and Jey Uso def. Fandango and Damien Sandow
Bo Dallas def. Xavier Woods
Cesaro def. Rob Van Dam (MITB Qualifier)
Paige def. Alicia Fox via Submission (non-title)
Jack Swagger def. Santino Marella
The Shield and John Cena def. The Wyatt Family
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