Re: The WWE RAW Report: March 17 2014
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:54 pm
WWE RAW Results 17th March 2014 wrote:
Location: AT&T Center; San Antonio, Texas
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry "The King" Lawler and John "Bradshaw" Layfield
RAW opened with Triple H standing in the ring. He started by saying come WrestleMania he is going to crush everyone's dreams by defeating Daniel Bryan. However he has a few things he wants to say to Bryan first, and he will do so later tonight man-to-man, as Triple H bent down mocking Bryan's size. Batista's music then interrupted and he made his way down to the ring. He told Hunter he had bigger problems to deal with than Daniel Bryan. Batista asked what Triple H was doing giving a "billy-goat faced troll" a place in his Championship match at WrestleMania. Batista continued that he came back to be WWE World Champion, which he earned the opportunity to at the Royal Rumble; he didn't come back to compete in a Triple Threat Match where he doesn’t even need to be pinned to lose. HHH replied by asking what Batista was thinking believing Daniel Bryan was going to even get to the Triple Threat match. This brought out WWE Champion Randy Orton. Orton was in agreement with Batista. Triple H asked what the matter with both of them was; had Bryan got into their heads that much? Batista fired back not nearly as much as Bryan had apparently got into Triple H's. Randy interjected saying he wants Daniel Bryan tonight in a No Disqualification match so he can prove to Triple that he is able to do what Batista couldn’t last week. Triple H told Randy he has his match. Randy said that the Yes Movement isn’t why the people are cheering Daniel Bryan, it's because nobody believes in Batista; when Batista left, nobody cared. And When he came back, people cared even less. Orton said that if Batista had lived up to his hype in the first place this current situation wouldn't exist. Batista responded by saying the people care about Daniel because Randy completely sucks as WWE Champion, and is simply a paper champion who will lose to him at WrestleMania and he knows it. Randy and Batista got into a face-to-face, which resulted in Triple H getting shoved away by both men. Having had enough, Triple H left the ring, causing Batista to ask where the hell he thought he was going as he needs to fix this. Hunter then lost it, stating he was sick of it all; sick of Daniel Bryan and the fans, sick of Hollywood movie stars coming back thinking they can tell him what is right for business, and sick of technically gifted athletes who are so screwed up in the head that they cannot win a match without him holding their hand. Triple H said that maybe "the old man" was right all along, with the only person you are able to trust in this world being yourself. Triple H announced there was going to be a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania, however Daniel Bryan will not be in it. Hunter declared that when he beats Daniel Bryan, the Triple Threat Match will be Batista vs. Randy Orton vs...Triple H. Hunter left up the ramp, leaving Batista to eat an RKO at the hands of Randy Orton.
The announced John Cena would respond to the Wyatt Family later tonight.
Tag Champions The Uso's were shown backstage heading towards the ring.
Back from commercial, Renee Young caught up with Batista backstage who was in the process of leaving the arena. He said he should never have come back, before storming off.
Match 1: In a thoroughly entertaining outing, The Real Americans (w/Zeb Colter) defeated Tag Team Champions The Usos in a non-title match when Cesaro nailed The Neutraliser for the pin.
We got a trailer for WWE Slam City - airing directly following RAW on Sky Sports!
They re-aired the conclusion to Kane vs. Big Show from SmackDown, in which The Shield refused to help Kane, leading to Big Show picking up the victory. After the match, Kane was Speared by Roman Reigns.
Backstage, Kane confronted The Shield. He said on SmackDown things got out of hand and they all made some regrettable decisions. Dean fired back "Yeah, for you". Kane said this was no time for pettiness, as The Authority has given them a mission and they need to be united. He said if he can't count on them, then The Authority can't count on them either, and then they cease being an asset. Kane said they will do the right thing when asked or find out how replaceable they really are.
Hornswoggle was handing out St. Patrick's Day gifts to the crowd when #BadNewsBarret interrupted on his podium. Barrett said that the legend goes St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland. The bad news however was that most of the crowd will spend the holiday getting inebriated and vomiting all over themselves, waking up in the morning remembering that you did something regrettable which they'll then regret the rest of their lives.
Christian was on commentary. He said he'll be in the Andre WrestleMania Battle Royal, along with Titus O'Neil.
Match 2: Sheamus pinned Titus O'Neil (who came out wearing a stupid green hat and moustache) with a Brogue Kick.
After the match, Renee Young interviewed Sheamus in the ring. He wished everyone a happy St. Paddy's Day, before announcing he was entering himself into the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. As Sheamus was leaving, Christian attacked Sheamus on the apron, sending him to the floor. He then delivered the Kill Switch on the outside.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced as being on RAW next week.
At the top of the hour John Cena made his way out. Cena said he has been in the WWE for 12 years, having more than 3,500 matches. He said he has spent a lot of time with the crowd and in turn we have spent a lot of time with him. We are like a married couple (about time we divorced then, no?). Cena said some times we get along, but some times we do not, but nonetheless he always gives his best. Cena said that he is afraid of Bray; afraid of what he stands for, and afraid that people are actually listening to what he says. Cena said all Bray Wyatt wants to do is destroy his legacy. The Wyatt's interrupted on the TitanTron. Crowd chanted for "Cena". No, they really did. Bray was wearing a John Cena T-Shirt. Bray said he could be just like Cena, signing autographs, kissing babies, making sure everyone buys his merchandise, and going back home to his 'plastic girlfriend in his castle' (which drew a few "Oh!"s from the crowd) and tell jokes. But that isn't him. Bray ended by saying he doesn't care if he dies at WrestleMania, he wants the world to see John Cena like he does.
Match 3: Daniel Bryan defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton in a non-title No Disqualification match after Batista ran in and hit Orton with a Spear. After Daniel Bryan dispatched Batista with a dropkick, Bryan made the cover for the win. After the match Batista recovered and planted Randy Orton with a Batista Bomb.
Paul Heyman came out onto the stage for a promo. Heyman said he wanted to illustrate the point that in past matches, Undertaker has barely survived at WrestleMania. In comparison Brock Lesnar has conquered and dominated these individuals. Heyman had the truck play a video package on Undertaker's streak, and ultimately how easily Brock Lesnar defeated them, in turn 'proving' Lesnar will end The Streak. This sounded like it was narrated by something out of Discworld. Heyman vowed at WrestleMania Undertaker will be the one resting in piece.
In the RAW office Stephanie McMahon was with Triple H, where she wanted to get something straight, questioning whether Triple H was sure that all he wanted to do was talk with Bryan. Stephanie told Hunter that maybe he just can't relate to what happened last week. She said that Bryan dissected the McMahon family legacy. She continued, asking what was going to happen when HHH becomes champion; what happens when he has to go on the road, and what happens to Triple H the businessman. Triple H said she should just leave him to deal with it. Stephanie said he'd better, before storming of, the door heard slamming in the background.
Match 4: Goldust (w/Cody Rhodes) pinned Fandango (w/Summer Rae). Goldust looked legitimately peeved about something or other following the match, because there's nothing like winning a match & being angry about it!
Kane was shown walking backstage heading towards the ring.
Corporate Kane made his way out. Kane said as Director of Operations it was his job to execute The Authority's vision. The ring is a place for action, but some action is undesired - such as the occupy RAW movement last week, which breached numerous safety edicts which are in place for the protection of the audience. Kane said after conducting a thorough investigation into the debacle he had come to the conclusion Bryan could not have pulled it off alone. Instead a native of Memphis had helped him. Kane then demanded Jerry Lawler enter the ring. Crowd broke out into a "Jerry" chant. Kane said he was afraid he was going to pull something like this, as Lawler remained at the table. The Shield came out through the crowd and went over to the announce table.
Dean Ambrose demanded Jerry get up and enter the ring. Kane said they've both known each other for a long time (well, he was Lawler's dentist...). Kane asked if Lawler had anything to say for himself. Rollins stepped in and said he sees the look in Lawler's eyes, but he has a good feeling Bryan won't be coming down to save him because The Shield always does what's best for business. The Shield then turned their attention to Kane, allowing Lawler to leave the ring. With the crowd chanting"Yes!" The Shield then put the beating to Kane, effectively turning face. Reigns nailed Kane with a Spear, and then all three planted him with a Triple Power Bomb. The Shield stood tall sending RAW to commercial.
The Bellas' came out on commentary & exuded as much personality as you'd expect.
Match 5: The Funkadactyls (a returning Naomi sporting an eye patch) defeated AJ Lee and Tamina when Naomi pinned AJ Lee with a Split-Legged Moonsault. After the match AJ and Tamina got into an argument which resulted in Tamina shoving AJ onto her backside.
In a video package Mr. T was revealed as being the Celebrity inductee into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame. This appeared to receive barely any reaction from the Live crowd.
They re-aired Hogan's announcement from last week.
Big Show cut an inset-promo vowing victory in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal.
Match 6: In an average 8 man tag that didn't pick up until the final minute, Big E, Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry and Big Show (the only one to actually receive an entrance) defeated Alberto Del Rio, Ryback, Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow after Big Show got Sandow up for the Chokeslam.
Renee Young caught up with Batista backstage once more. Batista said he's never quit anything in his life, and no matter who it is at WrestleMania, he is leaving as Champion.
They announced The Undertaker will be Live on Main Event tomorrow night. John Cena vs. Luke Harper was also revealed for SmackDown.
We got an interested video package on Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena, featuring Eminem's "Legacy", the 2nd theme to WrestleMania XXX.
Main Event: Bray Wyatt (w/Luke Harper and Erik Rowan) pinned Kofi Kingston off Sister Abigail.
They aired a trailer for upcoming WWE Production Oculus. Sky however decided we didn't need to see yet another shitty WWE film and immediately cut to commercial break.
COO Triple H walked out 1 minute prior to the top of the hour. Hunter requested Daniel Bryan come down to the ring.
Triple H said he wasn't sure Stephanie would talk to him after tonight but he wants to talk to Daniel like a man as a lot of things have happened that have lead to this moment. HHH explained that everything he has done to Daniel Bryan he has done because it was "best for business" with none of it being personal. However last week Daniel crossed a line that he won’t be able to come back from. While it doesn't matter how they got to this point, it feels like it was supposed to happen this way. Triple H claimed he has no choice but to put an end to this 'Yes Movement', and if that means putting an end to Daniel Bryan then so be it. He then said that he wants there to be no hard feelings between the two of them and may the best man win. Hunter offered his hand for Daniel to shake but unsurprisingly Bryan refused. Hunter said the fans chant Bryan's name because they respect him; he has walked through a mountain of crap when anyone else would have folded therefore he has earned his respect. As Hunter prepared to leave the ring, Stephanie stormed down to the ring shouting "Respect?". Stephanie said that what Daniel Bryan did last week was not only disrespectful but illegal, so she was going to have him arrested right here tonight. As police marched their way down to the ring, Triple H and Stephanie argued in the aisle-way. The officers took down Bryan and handcuffed him. Stephanie and Triple H then stopped arguing, with a small grin appearing on both their faces. Hunter got in the ring and demanded the officers back off... nonchalantly stating that they're not even real police officers anyway. With Daniel Bryan now handcuffed, Triple H proceeded to spend the next 10 minutes beating him up in and around ringside. After smashing a steel chair over Bryan's head against the ring post, Triple H planted a completely lifeless Bryan with a Pedigree. Stephanie and Hunter kissed, Triple H helping Stephanie remove a pair of keys attached to a necklace, which she then proceeded to wave in Bryan's face. King of Kings finally ringed out to take RAW off the air! Incredibly, nobody came out to help Bryan...Cena presumably preoccupied with both Bellas' or something.