WWE Monday Night Raw (03/24/2014) – Brooklyn, New York
Mar 24, 2014 - by Jeff Johnson
Welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw. We begin the show tonight with the arrival of Stephanie Mcmahon. Stephanie thanks everyone for coming to the show. She says that Daniel Bryan will not be here tonight. She says that the fans think what they did to Daniel Bryan last week was uncomfortable to watch. She says they had to do that to send a message to Daniel Bryan and everyone in the locker room. She says she won’t let the Yes movement create a false leader. She says Bryan will lead the fans down the path of self destruction. She says their decisions won’t always be popular, but they have to be made. She says people like the fans need to be led by people like her. She says for over 50 years her family has led the WWE. She hypes HHH and calls him the greatest WWE superstar in history. She also calls him the most powerful man in the WWE. She says at Wrestlemania, Triple H will become the new champion. She is cut off by the music of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. Orton makes his way to the ring.
Orton says he is not out here to argue with Stephanie about anything she said. He says he respects Stephanie and Triple H. Orton says WHEN Triple H beats Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania, he won’t be held responsible for what he is going to do to him. Loud “Daniel Bryan” chants by the crowd. Stephanie cuts off Orton and tells the crowd that they are not going to see him tonight. Orton says he is toning out the fans. He says he is going to beat Triple H and Batista to a pulp. He sweet talks Stephanie and says he wants to make a suggestion. Orton says that Triple H should walk away from the title match and walk away a winner by beating Daniel Bryan. Before Stephanie can answer, Batista’s music cues up and he makes his way to the ring.
Batista says this is driving his crazy. He says everyone is missing the big picture. He has said it since day one, everyone is looking at the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He says he doesn’t care who is in the match, nothing is going to change that. He said he is walking out as the champion, and everyone should just deal with it. Batista is having mic trouble and Stephanie gives him one. Batista says he respects Hunter, but Hunter has never beaten him. He says IF he makes it to the championship match, he will lose again. So will Randy Orton. Batista says Orton makes him sick. He does nothing but suck up to The Authority. Batista tells Orton that he thinks that Stephanie has been drooled on a lot. Stephanie slaps the taste out of his mouth and leaves the ring. Orton is laughing in the ring. Batista turns around and spears Orton. Batista grabs both titles and poses with them over a prone Orton. Batista leaves the ring as Orton writhes in pain.
Back on Raw, Alberto Del Rio is in the ring with Christian. Dolph Ziggler now makes his way to the ring. This will be a fatal 4 way for the #1 contendership for the Intercontinental Championship. The 4th member of this match is Sheamus.
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Del Rio starts with Ziggler and Sheamus starts with Christian on the outside. Sheamus stomps on Christian and tosses him into the barricade. Del Rio goes after Sheamus, but Sheamus comes over the top with a tackle. Ziggler rolls up Sheamus for a 2 count. Sheamus eats a kick to the gut, but connects with a clothesline to Ziggler. Sheamus covers for a 1 count. Ziggler hits the ropes and connects with a drop kick. Del Rio and Christian slide in to pick up the pieces. They pair up and Christian dumps Sheamus to the outside. Christian comes over the top but Sheamus catches him. Sheamus hits a fall away slam into the barricade. Ziggler hits a drop kick and and Del Rio falls to the outside. Sheamus gets on the apron and goes for his clubbing blows. Ziggler hangs Sheamus up on the top rope. Ziggler starts attacking Del Rio in the ring. Ziggler hits a drop kick for a 2 count. Christian pulls Ziggler to the outside and connects with a right hand. Sheamus now attacks Christian and both men go flying into the timekeeper’s area as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Ziggler and Del Rio are going at it. Del Rio eats an elbow in the corner. Ziggler charges and gets thrown high into the air and lands face first into the canvas. Sheamus pulls Del Rio out of the ring and hits his rolling senton on the outside. Christian comes behind Sheamus and tosses him into the ring post. Christian goes for a cross body, but Ziggler rolls through into a close near fall. Christian back on the offensive with knees and right hands to Ziggler. Christian covers and gets a 2 count. Ziggler fights back to his feet, but Christian tosses Ziggler over the top to the outside. Sheamus shows up behind Christian and lands some lariats followed by a high knee. Del Rio charges and eats the irish curse. Christian gets tossed to the outside. Sheamus gets Del Rio on the apron and connects with his 10 clubbing blows. Sheamus goes to the top rope, and Ziggler comes out of nowhere to hit an x factor off the top rope for a very close 2 count. Christian back in the ring and Ziggler hits 10 punches in the corner. Ziggler connects with a big DDT to Del Rio and covers for another close 2 count. Christian hangs Ziggler up on the top rope. Ziggler went for the fameasser, but Christian counters into a power bomb. Del Rio hits a kick to the head but the cover is broken up by Sheamus. Sheamus takes Del Rio down and locks in the clover leaf. He lets it go and Sheamus hits a power slam on Christian. Sheamus calls for the brogue kick. He goes for it but Del Rio cuts him off. Del Rio locks the cross arm breaker on Sheamus. Sheamus fights back to his feet and lift Del Rio up. Ziggler hits a double Zig Zag. Christian comes up behind Ziggler and hits the killswitch for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Christian
After the match. Big E gets in the ring and extends his hand, but Christian laughs in his face and gets out of the ring. The title match will happen tomorrow night on Main Event.
We go to the Wyatt Family in the back. Bray says that people usually don’t believe in things they can’t see or touch. He says it is human nature. He says in the case of John Cena, we all see him. He said how could we miss him with everything the WWE shoves down our throats. What Bray is wonder though, is if John has seen Bray for what he is. He says he is the way to eternal pain. He asks John what could he possibly do to harm something that just can’t feel. Luke Harper says he can hear John whispering, and now they are coming to find him. Bray says run.
Back on Raw, we see a preview for the new Scooby Doo movie featuring WWE Superstars. Back in the arena, Sin Cara makes his way out with Scobby Doo out of The Mystery Machine. Sin Cara will be going one on one with Damien Sandow.
Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow
Both men lock up to start the match. Sandow backs Sin Cara into the corner, but Sin Cara goes to the apron. Sin Cara hits a spring board lariat. Sin Cara comes off the ropes and hits a head scissor. He connects with a spring board back elbow for a 2 count. Sin Cara goes up top and hits a swanton for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Sin Cara
We go to the announcers and they show us what happened on Smackdown between Kane and The Shield. Kane costed The Shield a chance at the tag team titles along with The New Age Outlaws.
Back on Raw, Los Matadores are making their way to the ring. They will be in tag team action against Ryback and Curtis Axel.
Los Matadores vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel
Diego and Axel start this match off. Diego connects with a quick head scissor, but eats a big drop kick by Axel. The Shield have made their way to the ring side area. Diego rolls up Axel from behind and gets the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Los Matadores
After the match, The Shield circle the ring. Ambrose and Rollins attack Ryback and Reigns pulls Axel to the outside. Reigns tosses Axel into the barricade then slides in the ring and connects with a big spear to Ryback. The Shield set up Ryback and connect with the triple powerbomb. The Shield pose over a fallen Ryback as we see a replay of what just transpired. Up next will be a sit down interview between Michael Cole and Triple H.
Back on Raw, Michael Cole introduces WWE COO Triple H. Triple H makes his way to the ring. Cole starts by showing footage of what happened last week between Triple H and Daniel Bryan. Cole asks Hunter how he can justify his attack on Daniel Bryan last week. Triple H says the question he asks is confusing. Does he want to answer as the COO, or as a competitor. He says Bryan was very clear with what he was asking for. He says the WWE Universe got exactly what they were asking for. Triple H asks Cole if he was ever in a position to do what someone else wanted. He says it’s a horrible feeling. Cole says last week Triple H handcuffed Daniel Bryan. Triple H mentioned Bryan occupying RAW 2 weeks ago and the yes movement. He says Daniel Bryan put the fans in harms way to take over the show. Cole says what Bryan did was an inspiring act, and what Triple H did was not what a COO should do. Triple H says Daniel Bryan asked for the game. He says Daniel Bryan forced the issue and made Triple H become a competitor. He says that Daniel Bryan and the fans got what they asked for. He says now everyone is going to cry about it. He asks what happened to this world since he quit competing full time. He used to do terrible things and he would see the same burning desire in the fans. He says what he sees now are soft and pathetic people. He says he sees a bunch of little people with now power or desire. Triple H tells the fans to send him a tweet to voice their displeasure. Triple H says it’s on him to change the future. Triple H says maybe he should start the reality era. He says that means at Wrestlemania, he ends Daniel Bryan’s run to the top and he ends the yes movement. He says after he is done with that, he is going to win the title and nobody can stop him. He says the reality is that he has the power to make it happen. He says the reality is that he is going to walk out of Wrestlemania as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H drops the mic and leaves the ring toward the back.
Back on Raw, Fandango and Summer Rae are in the ring. Fandango will be going one on one with Cody Rhodes.
Fandango vs. Cody Rhodes
They lock up to start the match. Cody goes behind and gets a take down followed by a rollup for a 2 count. Cody lands a hard right hand. Cody goes for his corner roll up, but Fandango catch him with a boot. Fandango hits a spring board leg drop for a 2 count. Fandango hits a suplex and covers for another 2 count. Fandango locks in a shoulder lock. Cody fights back to his feet, but Fandango cuts him off with a knee. Cody comes back with a few clotheslines followed by a springboard drop kick. Cody covers for a 2 count. Cody goes for a whip, but Fandango counters with a right hand. Both men connect heads in the middle of the ring. Goldust and Summer Rae start dancing on the outside, but Summer hurts her ankle. That distracts Fandango and Cody connects with the disaster kick for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Cody Rhodes
We go to the announcers and they show us a preview of the new movie Sabotage staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joe Manganiello, the guest stars of Raw tonight. They will be up next with Hulk Hogan after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, Hulk Hogan makes his way to the ring. Very loud ovation for Hogan as he grabs a mic. Hogan starts by saying he doesn’t mean to be all nostalgic, but everyone needs to realize the Wrestlemania 30 is less than 2 weeks away from right now. He says in this city, history was made at Wrestlemania 1. He and Mr. T made history in New York. Hogan says he is real excited about Wrestlemania 30, and the battle royal. He says he is also real excited about tonight’s guest stars. He introduces Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joe Manganiello. Arnold and Joe make their way to the ring. Hogan says lets hear it for them. Arnold says it’s wonderful to be back again. Loud reaction for Arnold. He said 1 year ago, he had the great honor of inducting Bruno Sammartino in the hall of fame. He says he can’t believe he is in the ring with another hero of his, Hulk Hogan. Joe says he is excited to be hosting his first Monday Night Raw. He says he is happy to also be in the ring with 2 legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan. Arnold hypes Andre the Giant and calls him one of his favorites of all times. Arnold says he and Andre were great friends. Arnold asks if he has room for 2 more athletes in the match? Hulk starts the answer and gets cut off by the music of The Miz.
The Miz asks really? He asks the fans if they wanna see Arnold and Joe in the battle royal? He asks really over and over again. He says he will be going this weekend to see the movie. He tells Arnold about his movies he has been in. He says that is acting, but this is the WWE, and he is a tough guy. Miz says he will win the battle royal at Wrestlemania. He says this isn’t an act, and he will win. Hogan says he wants to give Miz a wake up call. He says he is in Hogan country. Miz says he is the most must see superstar of all times. People still talk about his match at Wrestlemania 27. Miz tells Hogan that he and the actors don’t belong here. Joe steps in the way and says if he wants them to leave, to go ahead and try. Miz tries to hit Joe, but Joe blocks it and lands a right hand. Arnold connects with a right hand, and Hogan tosses Miz over the top rope. Hogans celebrates with the celebrities and with the WWE Universe as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Titus O’Neal is in the ring. He will be going one on one with The Big Show.
Titus O’Neal vs. The Big Show
They lock up to start the match. Show backs Titus into the corner and hits a big chop. Titus moves to another corner and Big Show connects with another chop. Titus gets whipped into the corner but Titus gets a boot up. Titus is all over Big Show with stomps and gets Big Show on the ground. Titus covers and gets a 2 count. Big Show gets back to his feet but Titus lands some big right hands. Titus charges and splashes Big Show in the corner. Big Show reverses a whip, but Titus connects with a big shoulder tackle for a 2 count. Titus lands a few body blows and then charges and tries to get Big Show over the top, but Show comes back with a spear. Big Show calls for the WMD and connects for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – The Big Show
We go to the back with Stephanie and Triple H. The Shield come into the locker room. Rollins says he knows Triple H saw what happened on Smackdown. He asks where The Authority were. Ambrose asks Triple H where they stand. Triple H says what is going on between them and the outlaws and Kane is between them. Stephanie says if they want vengeance, The Shield can go against The Real Americans. Then they can talk about it. Reigns says they will, and they should believe that.
We now go to John Cena in the locker room. Cena is rinsing his face off, and Rowen appears in the mirror. Cena turns around and Rowen is gone. Cena looks back in the mirror with confusion.
Back on Raw, John Cena makes his way to the ring. He will be going one on one with Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family.
John Cena vs. Luke Harper
Cena goes behind to start the match. Cena eats a back elbow and Harper is all over Cena with a headbutt and a right hand. Harper whips Cena hard into the corner. Harper connects with a hard right hand and covers for a 1 count. Cena fights back to his feet but gets caught with a back breaker for a 2 count. Harper hits a 2 handed chop to Cena in the corner. Cena reverses Harper in the corner and hits a big splash. Harper explodes out and hits a running lariat. Harper hits a pump handle fall away slam for a 2 count. Harper tosses Cena to the outside right in front of Bray and Rowan. Harper gives chase and lands a right hand. Harper tires to pull Cena in the ring but Cena hangs him on the top rope. Harper lands a big back elbow and Cena gets back in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Harper is still in control of John Cena. Harper has a rear chin lock, but Cena fights out and hits a shoulder tackle, but Harper counters the other into an atomic drop and a big boot. Harper covers for a 2 count. Harper connects with a few big uppercuts. Cena counters the third one with a german suplex. Cena goes for the AA, but Harper counters into a superkick. Harper covers for a close 2 count. Harper goes for his big clothesline, but Cena ducks and hits his side slam. He calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but Harper kicks him in the head and connects with a falcon arrow for another close 2 count. Harper sets Cena up for a powerbomb, but Cena hits a headscissor and goes for the STF, but Harper pushes him out of the ring. Harper dives through the ropes and connects to Cena on the outside. Harper rolls Cena back in the ring. Harper gives chase but Cena locks in the STF. Harper gets a thumb to the eyes and hits a DDT. Harper covers for another close 2 count. Harper connects with body shots to Cena in the corner. Harper lifts Cena to the top rope. Harper connects with a right hand and goes up top with Cena. Harper tries for a double underhook superplex, but Cena fights off and Harper falls to the mat. Cena hits the top rope leg drop and gets a close 2 count himself. Both men are down as the ref starts the 10 count. Both men get to their feet and Cena hits the side slam again followed by the five knuckle shuffle. He goes for the AA, but Harper fights out and hits a big front slam for another close 2 count. Harper is calling for the big clothesline. He charges but Cena connects with a big clothesline himself. Cena sets Harper up for the AA, but the lights go out. There is commotion going on in the ring, and the lights come back on. Cena is tied up in the ropes with the goat mask on. The Wyatt’s are standing around Cena taunting him. Bray tells Cena to follow the buzzards.
Back on Raw, the announcers talk about what just happened between John Cena and The Wyatt Family. The Funkadactyls make their way to the ring. Naomi will be in action against WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee in a non title matchup.
Naomi vs. AJ Lee
AJ starts by mocking Naomi not being able to see out of her eye. Naomi lands few drop kicks. Naomi connects with a kick to the head and then goes for the rear view, but AJ bails out of the ring. AJ says she doesn’t need this and then starts skipping out of the ringside area. AJ gets counted out.
Winner by Pinfall – Naomi
After the match, Vickie Guerrero comes out. Vickie tells AJ that she made some bad comments about her Smackdown. She says that they have had some history, but she is willing to forget about that. Vickie wanted to tell her that she is a real b***h. Vickie makes a match at Wrestlemania. AJ will defend the title against The Funkadactlys, The Bella Twins, Natalya, Eva Marie, Emma, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Rosa Mendes, Layla, and Tamina in the Vickie Guerrero Invitational.
We go to the announcers and they show footage from last week’s Main Event when Paul Heyman hyped the match between Lesnar and Taker at Wrestlemania. Undertaker shows up behind Paul Heyman and chokes him down. Taker tells Heyman that he wants him to give Brock Lesnar a message. Tell him that when The Undertaker gets to New Orelans, he will slay the beast.
After the commercial break, we will see the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Back on Raw, we see the newest addition to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014, Scott “Razor Ramon” Hall. We see a great video package highlighting the WWE Career of Scott Hall.
We go back to the announcers and they show us footage of what happened earlier between Batista, Randy Orton, and Stephanie Mcmahon. Next week will be Randy Orton vs. Batista.
Back in the arena, The Shield make their way to the ring. They will be represented by Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in this tag team match. They will be tagging against The Real Americans after the break.
Back on Raw, The Real Americans make their way out. The Shield waste no time and meet them in the aisle. Swagger and Rollins pair up, as do Ambrose and Cesaro. Ambrose and Cesaro roll in the ring to get this match underway.
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. The Real Americans
Ambrose starts off quickly, but Cesaro fight back with body shots. Ambrose comes back with body shots and stomps of his own. Cesaro fights back, but Ambrose makes the tag to Rollins. Rollins hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Cesaro tags in Swagger but Rollins is all over him. Rollins connects with the 3 amigos, the third assisted by Ambrose. Ambrose tags in and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose hits an elbow and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose hangs Swagger up on the ropes and hits a drop kick. Rollins tags in and hits a drop kick of his own for a 2 count. Rollins hits a big chop and tags in Ambrose. Ambrose hits a short arm clothesline for a 1 count. Ambrose locks in a modified STF and lets it go. Swagger hits a slam and tags in Cesaro. Cesaro hits a bunch of uppercuts and a big double stomp to the back of Ambrose. Cesaro covers for a 2 count. Cesaro now chokes Ambrose on the middle rope and tags Swagger back in. Swagger hits a belly to belly suplex for a 2 count. Swagger connects with the Swagger Bomb, and Cesaro comes over the top with the double stomp for another 2 count. Cesaro locks in a rear chin lock. Ambrose fights back to his feet, but Cesaro whips Ambrose chest first into the corner. Swagger now tags back in. Swagger goes for another Swagger bomb, but Ambrose gets his feet up. Ambrose comes off the middle rope with a back elbow. Ambrose tries to get to Rollins but Cesaro cuts him off by hitting a boot to the face of Rollins. Cesaro hits a sunset flip, and then starts The Cesaro Swing on Ambrose. He swings for 20 rotations. Cesaro covers but it’s broken up by Rollins. Cesaro knocks Ambrose off the apron to the floor. Both Real Amercians grab Ambrose and swing him into the barricade as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Cesaro tags in and locks in a front face lock to Ambrose. Ambrose fights back to his feet, and hits a backslide for a 2 count. Cesaro hits a big slap to the face of Ambrose. Ambrose starts freaking out and starts fight back. Cesaro kicks Ambrose into the ropes and Ambrose explodes with a clothesline. Both men make the tag. Rollins is on fire. He hits a drop kick to Cesaro on the apron and lands a combination and throws Swagger face first into the middle turnbuckle for a close 2 count. Cesaro comes in and gets launched over the top rope. Rollins sends Swagger over the top. Rollins dives over the top to Cesaro and then over the top to Swagger. Rollins tosses Swagger into the ring. Rollins hits a spring board knee to the head. He covers but Cesaro breaks up the count. Ambrose attacks Cesaro, but Cesaro tosses Ambrose out of the ring. Swagger locks Rollins in The Patriot lock, but Rollins gets to the ropes. Rollins connects with The Piece of Mind for the 3 count.
After the match, Cesaro attacks Rollins from behind. Reigns hits Cesaro with the superman punch followed by a spear on the outside. The Shield now clear off the announce table. They grab Cesaro and hit the triple powerbomb through the announce table. The Shield celebrate in the ring but they interupted by Kane and The New Age Outlaws.
Kane tells The Shield have been signed to a match at Wrestlemania between The Shield and The New Age Outlaws and Kane. Kane tells them to believe that.
We go to the back and see Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. They are making their way to the ring and will join us after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring for our main event segment. Paul Heyman introduces himself and Brock Lesnar. Heyman says that Taker holds one of the most staggering accomplishments in sports entertainment history. His record at Wrestlemania is 21-0. He says that isn’t just a streak, that is an undefeated streak. He says at Wrestlemania when Brock Lesnar defeats Undertaker, it will take nothing away from the accomplishment of 21 straight victories at the biggest stage of them all. Heyman says John Cena couldn’t put together 21 straight victories at Wrestlemania. Andre the Giant couldn’t go 21-0. He even says Brock Lesnar couldn’t go 21-0 at Wrestlemania. He says Mania is where scores are settled and titles are defended. He says breaking the streak would mean immortality. He says when Taker chokeslammed Lesner through the table…. Lesnar cuts Heyman off. Lesnar says he isn’t here to promote, he is here to fight. Lesnar calls out The Undertaker. The lights go out and druids start coming out. They are standing around a casket. They start wheeling the casket down the ramp toward the ring. The druids leave the casket and the ringside area. Brock starts pacing in the ring as Heyman looks with concern. Lesnar stomps on the casket a few times and backs away. Brock leans over and opens the casket and it’s empty. Brock asks if this is some kind of joke. Brock starts walking toward the druids. The druids start backing up the ramp. Brock walks back and closes the casket. Brock says he isn’t here to play games. Brock says he is leaving. Heyman tells Brock that this is the game that The Undertaker wants to play. Heyman says that Brock challenges Undertaker to a fight, and Taker doesn’t show up. The casket opens up and Taker is inside. Take sits up and climbs in the ring. Brock and Taker stand face to face. Brock tries to make the first strike, but Taker comes back with big right hands. Taker whips Lesnar but Lesnar holds on to the ropes. Taker clotheslines Lesnar over the top on to the top of the casket and to the outside. Lesnar retreats and points at the Wrestlemania sign. Taker does a throat slash and stares at Lesnar. Taker and Lesnar stare at each other as we go off the air.