WWE Monday Night RAW Results
June 23, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Michael Cole welcomes us to the 1,100th episode of Monday Night RAW. Ladders are set up all around the entrance area.
Stephanie McMahon, one of the principal owners of WWE, is introduced to the ring. She comes to the ring smiling and looking much better after falling ill last week. A replay is shown of Roman Reigns winning a battle royal to be entered into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match after McMahon left ill. Vickie Guerrero entered Reigns into the match.
McMahon stands in the center of the ring and is booed by the crowd. She says as the principal owner of a billion dollar business, she just cannot tolerate gross negligence. When people cannot complete the smallest tasks, everyone can relate to the frustration. Last week, Vickie Guerrero could not even get her, the boss, a simple cup of coffee. McMahon then calls Vickie Guerrero out to the ring to face the consequences.
Vickie Guerrero sheepishly makes her way to the ring and takes a microphone. She says it’s so great to see McMahon doing better. Vickie apologizes for what happened last week before saying that she always has the company’s best intentions in mind. She knows who spiked her coffee – Roman Reigns. McMahon says Roman Reigns was Vickie’s biggest failure to date. She and her husband gave Vickie very simple directions. Stephanie asks to hear the directions, and she stammers. Stephanie then says they told her not to let Roman Reigns compete in the battle royal. Not only did he compete, he won. Therefore, he will be competing for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. That means that Roman Reigns has a 1 in 7 chance in becoming champion. That is on Vickie. Vickie apologizes and says it will not happen again. Stephanie says she’s damn right it won’t happen again. For nine years, Vickie has been riding the coattails of her late husband, Eddie Guerrero. They took pity on her. They couldn’t make her a diva, so they allowed her to become a general manager, but she couldn’t even do that right. An “Eddie” chant breaks out. Maybe Eddie deserves that respect, but she doesn’t. Stephanie then says she’s left with no other choice but to say… and Vickie cuts her off, saying she’ll do anything, even beg. The crowd chants, “No!” but Stephanie wants her to. Stephanie then makes her get on her knees and screams at her to beg. Vickie does so, and Stephanie calls her pathetic.
Stephanie says Vickie is like a cockroach or a Twinkie that never expires. She’ll give Vickie two options: she’ll either fire her or remain general manager of Smackdown… if she can win her match tonight. Vickie says she’s not a competitor. Stephanie asks if that’s her resignation. Vickie then asks who her opponent is. Stephanie says she is Vickie’s opponent, and the crowd erupts. Stephanie says Vickie doesn’t have the guts. Stephanie goes to fire her, but Vickie says there is one name in this industry that is more respected than McMahon, and it is Guerrero. If Eddie taught her one thing, it is how to lie, cheat, and steal. She accepts. Vickie then screams, “So, if you will, EXCUSE ME!” Vickie leaves the ring as the crowd chants her name.
Michael Cole mentions that Triple H will announce the other participants in the Money in the Bank Contract Match. Seth Rollins is already in the match. We’ll also see Dolph Ziggler take on Bad News Barrett in a match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. We’ll also see a rematch from Smackdown with John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns taking on Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, and Randy Orton.
Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso vs. Luke Harper w/ Erick Rowan
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper come out to the theme song of an accordion playing, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.”
The bell rings, and Harper quickly clubs Jimmy before pushing him into the ropes for a dropkick. Harper chops him down and looks into the crowd menacingly. Harper uppercuts him before pushing him into the ropes and punching him down. Jimmy pushes him away and comes back with a kick to the midsection. Harper blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy hits him with an enzuigiri. Jimmy hits the ropes, and Harper takes him down with a big boot. Jimmy ducks a second back elbow and kicks him down for a two count. Harper rolls out of the ring to recover. Jimmy goes for a running plancha, but Rowan distracts him. Jey Uso takes him down at ringside. Jimmy then hits the ropes, and he runs into a discus clothesline from Harper for the loss.
Winner by Pinfall: Luke Harper
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Jey Uso gets on the microphone, and he asks where they’re going. Jey tells Rowan to bring his “stinky ass” back to the ring so he can kick it all over the nation’s capitol. Jey then takes them out with a diving plancha.
Jey Uso w/ Jimmy Uso vs. Erick Rowan w/ Luke Harper
We join the match in progress. Jey fights up and jumps off the second rope, but Rowan catches him and hits a fall-away slam. Rowan drags him to the center of the ring for a two count. Rowan head-butts him into the ropes. Rowan then rips at his face. Rowan drops him on the top rope before propping him up on the top rope before punching him down. Rowan goes for a running shoulder thrust, but Jey moves. Rowan hits the ring post shoulder first. Jey then superkicks his head into the post. Jimmy takes Harper out with a leaping cross-body on the outside. Jey then pins Rowan with a Superfly Splash.
Winner by Pinfall: Jey Uso
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Harper tries to pull Jimmy out of the ring, but Jey takes him out with a suicide dive. Rowan quickly takes Jimmy down and throws him out of the ring. Rowan then punches Jey down in the corner. Harper pulls Rowan away and slaps him. Harper whips Rowan into Jey, and Rowan whips Jey into a big boot from Harper. Rowan then sends Jimmy into the steel steps before sending him into a clothesline from Harper. Harper and Rowan then celebrate in the ring with the WWE Tag Team Championships.
The lights go out, and Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron. He is very proud of them. A leader that does not glorify the triumphs of his family is no leader at all. He and his brothers look down upon creation. They trample on the bodies of their fallen enemies. Soon we will all see him climb that majestic ladder. His victory will bring forth a glorious new era, an era that will see the Eater of Worlds crowned champions of all the desperate, needy souls he trampled. His brothers proved their eagerness to him as his disciples when they annihilated all the unworthy little creatures. They will cast the light of their message on the world: Follow the buzzards.
Daniel Bryan will be at WWE Money in the Bank to address being stripped of that title.
Rusev and Lana are seen outside the United States Capitol Building. Lana says this is where our ignorant leaders make law after law that make the country the laughing stock of the world. A picture of the White House is shown, and she says our disgraceful leader makes decisions that make our country inferior. This is why the Kremlin and the Russian Federation is the standard of excellence in government. The same federation presented Rusev with his medal for his contributions to Russia. Our landmarks and government are pathetic. Our own citizens complain about the country. Lana says we’re left with only one option: bow down and embrace the leader, Vladimir Putin. Lana says no one can help stop the revolution of Rusev. Rusev then speaks in his foreign tongue before saying he’ll crush America.
Paige will be on commentary for the next match.
Alicia Fox vs. Naomi w/ Cameron
The bell rings, and Alicia does a weird pose before they lock up. Naomi applies a waistlock and rolls her up for a two count. Naomi hits an arm drag and follows up with a dropkick. Naomi goes for the Rear End, but Alicia holds on to the ropes. Naomi hits a snapmare before wrenching the arm. Alicia forearms her, but Naomi does a cartwheel and hits a flipping clothesline. Naomi then does a hurricanrana that takes Alicia out of the ring. Cameron is talking trash about everyone, including Naomi, on commentary. Naomi attacks Alicia outside the ring. Naomi goes to get back in the ring, but Alicia rips her off to the floor. Alicia throws her into the ring and sends her into the ropes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Alicia picks up a near fall. Alicia pulls her hair, but Naomi kicks her in the face. Alicia elbows her in the face a few times before hitting a northern lights suplex for a two count. Alicia slams her down before kicking her in the head. Alicia chokes her on the ropes before throwing her out of the ring. Alicia taunts the fans as Cameron says she’s not going to help Naomi. Alicia pulls her back into the ring and goes for another tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, but Naomi counters into a reverse DDT for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Naomi
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Cameron does not appear happy that Naomi won her match. Paige gets up from commentary and gets on the apron. Paige holds up the WWE Divas Championship before extending her hand. Naomi shakes hands with her before walking off.
Sheamus is in the trainers room taping up his wrists when he looks over at Roman Reigns. Sheamus asks if he’s ready for a fight. Reigns asks what he’s talking about. Sheamus says 4-on-3 is going to be a scrap. Reigns says he’s always ready. Sheamus says he remembers a time when Reigns and his friends were looking for an excuse to attack him and anyone else. Sheamus says Sunday is every man for himself. Reigns says if he wanted to take him out, Sheamus would already be down. Sheamus says he loves the confidence before saying he’ll be the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Reigns says he doesn’t believe in magic. He believes in Roman Reigns, and so should Sheamus.
A replay is shown of Adam Rose defeating Titus O’Neil in two quick consecutive matches on WWE Smackdown.
Titus O’Neil vs. Bo Dallas
Before the match begins, Dallas takes a microphone. Dallas says O’Neil fell off his horse on Smackdown, but that didn’t stop him. O’Neil got right back on… and fell off again. That’s ok because he proved that winning isn’t everything. Tonight, O’Neil will prove that all you have to do is Bolieve!
Dallas applies a waistlock, but O’Neil gets him off. Dallas then ducks a clothesline and dropkicks him. O’Neil quickly catches him and hits a pair of backbreakers before throwing him. O’Neil taunts the fans before bringing Dallas in the hard way. O’Neil chops the chest a few times before punching him down. O’Neil whips him in the corner, but Dallas sidesteps an avalanche. Dallas then hits the Bo-Dog for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Bo Dallas does a victory lap around the ring before getting back in the ring. Dallas says, “Hey buddy… I’m nine and Bo!” O’Neil slaps the microphone out of his hand. Dallas picks up the microphone and says, “Silly me… butterfingers.” Dallas tells O’Neil to get back on that horse. Dallas thanks the fans before telling O’Neil to not stop Bolieving! The fans give him a great reception.
We’ll find out who is going to join Seth Rollins in the WWE Money in the Bank Contract Match, next.
Triple H makes his way to the ring, and a gold Money in the Bank briefcase is seen hanging above the ring. Triple H says its funny that he can come to a place like Washington where officials are elected year after year that have no idea what they’re doing, making the country worse and worse, and he’s still the bad guy when all he does is what’s best for business. That’s not just some empty catchphrase. It’s the root of everything that he does. That’s why this Sunday, at the Money in the Bank PPV, there will not only be a championship ladder match, there will be a traditional Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match. The winner must climb a ladder and retrieve the briefcase. Inside that briefcase is a contract that allows the owner to get a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship any place, anywhere, anytime inside of a WWE ring, and it’s good for one full year. It virtually guarantees that the winner will write their own future.
This past Wednesday in his interview with Michael Cole on WWE.com, he told the world that the first entrant into the match would be Seth Rollins. He’s here to announce the rest of the lineup. Before everyone thinks that he makes decisions based on favoritism, he assures them that everyone in the match is best for business. Up first is Kofi Kingston. Next is a former winner who won the World Heavyweight Championship, Jack Swagger. The next guy is a man who most people think he doesn’t appreciate, Dolph Ziggler. The next guy can fly and go to the extreme, Rob Van Dam. Just in case they thought that was it, then he’s got some bad news for them. Bad News Barrett is in the match. Any of these men would be considered the favorite, but if you ask him, he can only tell them one man who he thinks will win it: Rob Van… Triple H starts laughing. Triple H says only one man can win. Triple H knows he can win it. He’s a technician and ring general. He’s also the future of WWE, Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Footage is shown of Rollins turning on The Shield three weeks ago. Rollins shakes hands with Triple H before taking the microphone. The crowd chants, “You Sold Out” at Rollins. Rollins can’t believe they’re not over it yet. It’s been three weeks, and they haven’t moved on. Rollins says he’s over it and has moved on. If they love Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns as much as they say, then they should be thanking him because he’s responsible for all their success. Rollins tells them not to forget that. He took The Shield as high as it could go, and then he dropped the dead weight. You can call him a sellout for that. Reigns can scowl and grunt while Ambrose can get all twitchy and sputter, but it won’t change a thing. He created The Shield and had every right to destroy it. It’s no secret that The Shield got him this far, but this Sunday, he and he alone will climb the ladder. He will grab that contract. You can call him a sellout, but you’ll be calling him Mr. Money in the Bank on Sunday.
Rob Van Dam’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage. RVD says he can’t help but feel that Triple H and Rollins don’t take him seriously. Rollins says he takes him very seriously, but would take him more seriously in 2005. RVD says that’s when Rollins was asking mommy and daddy if he could stay up late because he wanted to be a wrestler. RVD says he’s a former Money in the Bank winner and WWE Champion. He knows for a fact that Triple H totally remembers when he crushed his trachea at the first Elimination Chamber match. The crowd chants for RVD. As Triple H always says, it’s lame to brag about the past. RVD tells them to live in the present. They’ve got a Money in the Bank PPV on Sunday, so how about he beats Triple H’s new golden boy right now. Triple H confers with Rollins before saying they can get a referee out there and get this done.
Seth Rollins vs. Rob Van Dam
Rollins kicks and punches RVD at the sound of the bell. Rollins stomps him in the corner before having a whip to the opposite corner reversed on him. RVD hits a running wheel kick in the corner before sending him to the other corner for a monkey flip. RVD hits another wheel kick in the corner before clotheslining him out of the ring. RVD hits a plancha before getting on the apron for a moonsault. RVD does his R-V-D taunt as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Rollins choking RVD on the ropes. Rollins hits the Three Amigos for a two count. Rollins applies a chin lock, but RVD fights up and elbows out. Rollins kicks him before sending him into the ropes. Rollins lowers his head and eats a kick. Rollins ducks a crescent kick before hitting a spinning side slam for a near fall. Rollins kicks him a few times before hitting a forearm smash in the corner. Rollins follows up with a short-arm clothesline for a near fall. Rollins then applies a chin lock. RVD fights up and elbows out. Rollins blocks a kick and ducks an enzuigiri, but RVD still rolls him up with the leg-scissor for a near fall. RVD hits a pair of clotheslines before superkicking him down. RVD hits the ropes, blocks a kick, spins him, and hits a crescent kick. RVD then hits Rollins Thunder. RVD goes to the top rope, but he jumps to the apron when Rollins tries to attack. RVD hits a shoulder thrust before hitting a slingshot DDT. RVD goes for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Rollins moves.
Rollins mauls him with some punches to the face before hitting a powerbomb in the corner. Rollins then hit a Curb Stomp and covers, but Dean Ambrose runs in and attacks Rollins! The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: * 1/4
Ambrose punches away at Rollins before sending him into the timekeeper’s area. Ambrose punches away at him until referees back him away. Ambrose pretends to walk off before running by them and leaping off the commentary table to attack Rollins some more. The referees hold Ambrose back as Rollins runs up the ramp. Ambrose takes a microphone and says you might as well put him in the Money in the Bank Contract Match. If they don’t, he’ll still show up in Boston, bash Rollins’ face in, and take the contract. He’ll screw up the entire PPV. He’s coming to the show regardless, and he’s not going to play nice.
Vickie Guerrero is seen warming up backstage. She’ll face Stephanie McMahon later tonight. We’ll also see Bad News Barrett defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler. John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns will take on Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, and Randy Orton in the main event.
Replays are shown of Dean Ambrose attacking Seth Rollins moments ago.
Triple H is talking with Seth Rollins in his office. Rollins says Ambrose is going to screw him over before saying he needs to put him in the match. Rollins says he knows it’s crazy, but he controlled him for two years. Rollins needs to have eyes on Ambrose at all times. Besides, he wants to see the look on Ambrose’s face when he’s standing on the ladder with the contract. Triple H says if this blows up in his face, it’s on Rollins. Rollins says he’s got this. Triple H then puts Dean Ambrose in the Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match.
Bad News Barrett makes his way to the ring and takes a microphone. Barrett says last week Dolph Ziggler experienced a miracle. Ziggler got a fluke victory over him and his out of control ego went higher, but he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. After he beats Ziggler tonight and again on Sunday, Ziggler will be forced to change his name, just like their racist, constantly losing NFL football team. He faces Dolph Ziggler, next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Bad News Barrett (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and Barrett kicks him down before clubbing away at the back. Barrett stomps him in the corner before putting him on the ropes to choke him. Ziggler punches him back and rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler then hits a big dropkick for another two count. Ziggler punches him before having a whip reversed on him. Barrett lowers his head and eats a kick. Ziggler hits the ropes, and Barrett clotheslines him out of the ring. Barrett bounces him off the apron before putting him in the ring for a two count. Barrett then applies a chin lock, but Ziggler soon fights up. Barrett quickly elbows him in the back of the head. Ziggler flips through a back suplex and elbows him in the face. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a running cross-body followed by some punches. Ziggler hits some rapid punches in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Barrett sidesteps it and hits the Winds of Change for a near fall.
Barrett goes for The Wasteland, but Ziggler elbows him in the face and hits the Zig-Zag. Ziggler doesn’t immediately follow up as he’s too hurt, and Barrett rolls out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler dropping some “heart stopping” elbow drops on Barrett. Ziggler drops a final big one for a near fall. Barrett rolls to the apron and hits a shoulder thrust to the midsection. Barrett then hits a back body drop out of the ring. Barrett hits a Mick Foley elbow drop off the apron before rolling him into the ring for a two count. Barrett applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and elbows out. Barrett sends him to the corner and catches him attempting a slingshot. Barrett counters into a kick to the midsection for a near fall. Barrett goes to the top rope, and Ziggler quickly scales the ropes to hit a sit-out face-buster for a two count.
Ziggler and Barrett exchange punches until Barrett hits him with a flapjack. Barrett goes for a powerbomb, but Ziggler fights it. Barrett transitions to The Wasteland, but Ziggler kicks out! Barrett acts frustrated at the kick out. Barrett pulls his elbow pad down and goes for the Bull Hammer, but Ziggler sidesteps it and hits the famouser for a near fall! The crowd is really into this match. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Barrett holds on to the top rope. Ziggler then hits a crucifix pin for a near fall. Barrett then comes with the Bull Hammer from out of nowhere for the win!
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Vickie Guerrero is walking when Renee Young stops her. Renee asks how she feels about facing Stephanie McMahon. Vickie says she’s not the most popular person around here. She also knows that she has been The Authority’s doormat for a long time. She’s been humiliated and insulted more than anyone in WWE history. Tonight, she is taking her dignity back. She is not asking for forgiveness for anything she’s done. She has no regrets. Randy Orton walks up, and he says Vickie will regret the decision for putting Roman Reigns in the battle royal. She’ll get exactly what she deserves. This Sunday, he’ll get what he deserves, and that is to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton says he would say, “Nice knowing you,” but he would be lying.
Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, and Rob Van Dam will take on Seth Rollins, Jack Swagger, and Bad News Barrett on WWE Main Event live on the WWE Network.
Vickie Guerrero comes out to Eddie Guerrero’s theme song.
Vickie Guerrero vs. Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie comes out to the stage still in her dress from earlier in the evening. Stephanie says their match is not going to take place in the ring. It’s going to take place over here… and a pool of what appears to be chocolate pudding is shown. Stephanie says the pool smells horrible. The first one in the pool is the loser of the match. It’s the most fitting way to end Vickie’s career because when she loses, she will be fired. Stephanie than calls Alicia Fox, Layla, and Rosa Mendes to get Vickie. They go down to the ring and get in. Vickie quickly gets out of the ring and runs up the ramp. Stephanie blocks her, and the three divas grab her. Vickie fights them off and sends Rosa Mendes into the pool. Layla is sent flying in next followed by Alicia Fox. Vickie does a “YES!” taunt, and Stephanie kicks her into the pool.
Winner: Stephanie McMahon
Match Rating: N/A
Stephanie laughs before firing Vickie Guerrero. Stephanie begins to sing, “Kiss Him Goodbye” when Vickie stops. Vickie turns around and grabs Stephanie before throwing her into the pool! Vickie gets on the ramp and does Eddie Guerrero’s shake before throwing a kiss to the sky. Vickie blows a kiss to the audience and walks off. A referee tries to help Stephanie out of the pool, and she winds up pulling him in. Stephanie slowly gets out and says everyone will pay for this.
John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns will face Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Cesaro, and Alberto Del Rio in the main event.
The debut of Cody Rhodes as Stardust from last week is shown.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Goldust. Saxton asks him to talk about the recent transformation of his brother, Cody Rhodes. Goldust says he didn’t see Cody. He saw Stardust. Stardust comes up singing, “When You Wish Upon A Star.” Stardust blows some stardust around before walking off. Goldust is extremely impressed by this before saying he’s now the normal one. Goldust walks off before returning to chomp at Saxton.
Jack Swagger is in the ring with Zeb Colter. Colter has everyone in the arena say, “We the people!”
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Kofi Kingston
The circle the ring, and Kingston kicks him. Swagger gets a waistlock applied, but Kingston breaks away and kicks him. Swagger reverses a whip and shoulder blocks him down. Swagger hits the ropes, goes under Kingston, and eats a back elbow. Swagger quickly kicks Kingston in the knee before hitting some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Swagger then sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Swagger clotheslines him down for a near fall. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb for another near fall. Swagger pulls him by the hair before under-hooking the arms. Swagger takes him down as he tries to fight up and applies an arm bar. Kingston gets out with a jawbreaker. Kingston catches him with a pendulum kick in the corner before hitting a sloppy looking cross-body block attempt. Kingston clotheslines him out of the ring. Swagger gets back in, and Kingston dropkicks him back out. Kingston then hits a summersault plancha and nearly spikes himself on the head. Kingston throws him into the ring, and Swagger catches him coming off the top rope. Kingston jumps onto Swagger’s shoulders and hits a victory roll, but Swagger kicks out. Swagger catches him in a Patriot Lock. Kingston claws to the bottom rope, but Swagger pulls him away and picks up the win. Kingston was incredibly, dangerously wild in this match, and Swagger is bleeding from the nose.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Paige will defend the WWE Divas Championship against Naomi this Sunday at WWE Money in the Bank.
Renee Young is backstage and goes to introduce someone, but Alberto Del Rio walks in. Del Rio says he’s undefeated in Money in the Bank matches, and he’s also successfully cashed in. This Sunday, he’ll walk out as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Cesaro comes up with Paul Heyman. Heyman says he’s 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. He’s also the one behind the one who will climb the ladder this Sunday and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. That man isn’t Del Rio… it’s Cesaro. Del Rio asks if Cesaro ever talks or is he just Heyman’s puppet. Cesaro says he would talk to Del Rio, but he only speaks five languages, and none of them are “loser.” They then walk off.
Sheamus will take on Bray Wyatt this Friday on WWE Smackdown.
Damien Sandow is in the ring dressed as Abraham Lincoln. Sandow says, “Four score and seven years ago, I was told that none of you find me entertaining.” Sandow says he is Honest Abe, but to be honest, he would rather spend another night in Ford’s Theatre than let the simpletons decide what happens with his career.
Damien Sandow vs. Big E
They lock up, and Sandow’s top hat falls off. Sandow kicks him down in the corner and clubs away at him. Sandow puts the hat back on, and Big E clotheslines him a pair of times before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E then hits the Big Ending for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big E
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Tom Phillips comes in the ring to talk about Big E’s victory over Abraham Lincoln, but Big E grabs the microphone from him. Big E says we all saw Rusev and Lana denigrate the country earlier tonight. This is America, and we will not be stopped. Big E spoke like a Southern preacher. Lana comes out to the stage and says pride comes before the fall. Rusev attacks Big E from behind and hits a fall-away slam. Rusev then hits a thrust kick. Rusev stomps his spine and applies the Accolade.
John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns will face Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, and Randy Orton, next.
Renee Young is backstage with John Cena. Renee asks how he feels about entering tonight’s handicap match as well as Sunday’s match. Cena says he feels good. This Sunday, he’ll be the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. All that means is the guys he fights with tonight become his enemies. Never before have so many men been put into a ladder match to determine their champion. We’ll see moments that will last forever. This Sunday, we’ll see a new champion, so the time for talk is over. It’s time for you to put you money in the bank and call who will win. Boston is the home of the Green Monster, and green is the color of money. His money says, “The Champ is here!”
All the competitors in the main event make their entrances. The main event is next.
John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, Cesaro w/ Paul Heyman, Alberto Del Rio, and Randy Orton
John Cena will start the match against Randy Orton. They lock up, and Orton applies a side headlock. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Cena whips Orton off, and Orton takes him down with a shoulder block. Orton talks some trash to some fans, and Cena catches him with a side headlock. Orton whips him off, and Cena hits a shoulder block. Sheamus is tagged in, and he punches Orton before putting him in the corner. Sheamus hits a short-arm clothesline before tagging Cena back in. Cena sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Alberto Del Rio is tagged in, and he punches Cena in the corner. Del Rio stomps away at him before having a whip to the opposite corner reversed on him. Cena hits a bulldog, and Cesaro is tagged in. They go for a test of strength, and Cesaro powers him down by bending the wrists. Cena fights up and sends Cesaro into the ropes. Cesaro counters a leapfrog into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he kicks Cena in the corner before punching him. Wyatt hits a release suplex for a two count. Wyatt stomps him before dancing around the ring with him. Wyatt then hits a one armed side slam for a two count. Wyatt applies a nerve hold and holds it on for a bit. Wyatt then releases it and hits a senton splash.
We come back from the break to see Cena trapped in a chin lock by Del Rio. Cena fights up, but Del Rio kicks him in the knee. Del Rio then DDTs him down for a two count. Cesaro blind tags in, and Del Rio takes exception to that. Cesaro kicks and punches Cena before going for the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro faked the crowd out and applies the Boston Crab. Cena claws his way to his corner, but Cesaro pulls him back. Cena then counters into an STF attempt, but Cesaro kicks him away. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Cena gets out with a back body drop.
Roman Reigns and Del Rio are tagged in. Reigns clotheslines Del Rio and punches Wyatt off the apron. Del Rio reverses a whip, but Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Reigns hits an avalanche in the corner before hitting an uppercut. Reigns leaves the ring and bounces Orton off the commentary table. Reigns then hits a running dropkick to Del Rio’s head. Reigns hits a Superman Punch on Cesaro followed by one to Orton. Del Rio then hits him with a backstabber for a near fall. Wyatt tags himself in and hits a running cross-body block for a near fall. Wyatt taunts the crowd before stomping Reigns. Cesaro tags himself in, and he continues to stomp Reigns. Cesaro then hits a dead-lift gutwrench suplex for a two count. Orton tags himself in, and he stomps Reigns in the corner. Orton hits a suplex for a two count. Orton then applies a chin lock. The crowd begins to chant for Reigns. Reigns fights up and elbows out. Reigns sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head, and Orton slams him down by the hair. Orton stomps the midsection before Del Rio tags in. Del Rio hits a back suplex for a two count. Del Rio then chokes him on the bottom rope. Wyatt tags in, and he puts Reigns in the corner before head-butting him in the chest a few times. Wyatt goes for an avalanche, but Reigns takes him down with a Superman Punch!
Cesaro and Sheamus are tagged in. Sheamus hits a pair of Irish Hammers followed by a shoulder thrust and a knee lift. Sheamus then sends him into Del Rio before hitting the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus goes for a rolling fireman’s carry, but Cesaro fights out. Cesaro hits the ropes, and Sheamus hits a powerslam. Sheamus signals for the end until Orton hits him with his trademark backbreaker. Orton goes to give Cena an RKO, but he’s pushed off. Cena then hits Orton with the Attitude Adjustment. Del Rio kicks Cena before going for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Cena hits him with the AA. Cesaro takes Cena out with a Very European Uppercut. Cesaro then turns into a Brogue Kick from Sheamus for the loss!
Winners by Pinfall: John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Kane’s pyro explodes, and he throws Reigns into the barricade. Del Rio hits Sheamus with a step-up enzuigiri. Kane then big boots Del Rio down before giving Sheamus a Chokeslam. Kane uppercuts Cena down before hitting Del Rio with a Chokeslam. Kane then gives Cena a Chokeslam.
Triple H’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage looking none too pleased. Triple H then says, “Ladies and gentlemen, the eighth participant in the Championship Ladder Match, The Demon Kane!” Kane then makes the ring posts explode with fire. Reigns then spears Kane down, and the place goes wild! Reigns stares at Triple H and Randy Orton at the top of the ramp as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Luke Harper def. Jimmy Uso
Jey Uso def. Erick Rowan
Naomi def. Alicia Fox
Bo Dallas def. Titus O’Neil
Seth Rollins def. Rob Van Dam via DQ
Bad News Barrett def. Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE IC Title
Stephanie McMahon def. Vickie Guerrero (Mud Wrestling Match)
Jack Swagger def. Kofi Kingston via Submission
Big E def. Damien Sandow
John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, and Randy Orton
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