By Ryan Clark on April 14, 2014
Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, April 14th, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The BJCC Arena in Birmingham, AL
Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome everyone to tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw. Tonight’s show begins with every superstar and diva on the roster standing on the stage honoring the late Ultimate Warrior. Jerry Lawler asks everyone to join them as they honor Ultimate Warrior. We are then shown a video package highlighting the life and career of The Ultimate Warrior.
Back in the arena, everyone gives a moment of silence and and 10 bell salute to The Ultimate Warrior. Everyone then joins together in giving him a standing ovation as his music plays over the arena.
After the commercial break, Rob Van Dam will go one on one with Alberto Del Rio in the first round of the IC Title #1 Contender’s Tournament.
Back on Raw, Alberto Del Rio is already in the ring. He is formally introduced by Justin Roberts. His opponent, Rob Van Dam, makes his way to the ring.
Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio starts off quickly with kicks and stomps to Van Dam. Del Rio gets whipped into the corner and Van Dam connects with a monkey flip. Van Dam comes off the middle rope with a cross body for a 2 count. Van Dam now clotheslines Del Rio to the outside. Del Rio now gets back in the ring. Del Rio tosses Van Dam face first into the corner and connects with a hard kick. Van Dam fights out of the corner, but Del Rio comes back with a kick to the arm. Del Rio covers for a 2 count. Del Rio picks Van Dam up and hits a snap suplex for another 2 count. Del Rio pulls Van Dam to the apron and kicks him in the head. Both men are now back in the ring. Del Rio charges but Van Dam back drops him to the outside. Van Dam connects with a baseball slide and flips to the outside, but Del Rio catches him with a clothesline. Del Rio tosses Van Dam back first into the barricade as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Van Dam has a cover on Del Rio for a 2 count. Del Rio comes back with a kick to the mid section. Del Rio plants Van Dam with a spike DDT or a close 2 count. Del Rio catapults Van Dam into the corner, but Van Dam lands on the middle rope and connects with a van terminatior. Del Rio comes back with a back stabber and covers for another close 2 count. Del Rio goes to the top rope and jumps off, but Van Dam connects with a heel kick to the face. Van Dam now goes to the top rope, but Del Rio catches him and straddles him on the top rope. Del Rio connects with his enzeguri for another close 2 count. Del Rio bails to the outside with frustration. Del Rio now gets back in the ring. He calls for the cross arm breaker. He goes for it, but Van Dam counters and rolls him up for a close 2 count. Del Rio catches him with a back elbow and goes up top, but Van Dam trips him up. Van Dam goes up top and connects with the 5 Star Frog Splash for the 3 count. Van Dam advances to face the winner of Cesaro and Mark Henry.
Winner by Pinfall – Rob Van Dam
Back on the arena, the announcers show us what transpired to end RAW last week between The Authority, Daniel Bryan, and The Shield.
We go to the back where Randy Orton and Batista are with Stephanie Mcmahon and Triple H. We can’t hear what they are saying, but they are meeting right now.
We go back to the announcers where they talk about the history of The Ultimate Warrior. We then see a match between The Ultimate Warrior and The Honkey Tonk Man at Summerslam 1988 where Warrior won the Intercontinental Championship.
Back on Raw, we go to the back with The Authority, Batista, and Randy Orton. Triple H says they have a big problem with The Shield. Triple H says he has been dealing with them for a long time. They remind him of them together. Stephanie says that they can take care of The Shield. Triple H says if the 3 of them are on the same page, nobody can stop them. Batista says that’s great and all, but he wants to be champ. Orton says that Triple H is on his own, and that it’s his problem, not theirs.
Back in the arena, Cody and Goldust make their way to the ring. They will be in tag team action against Rybaxel.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Rybaxel
Goldust and Curtis Axel start this match off. Axel starts off quickly with kicks and right hands. Goldust hits the ropes but connects with a shoulder tackle. Goldust then hits an atomic drop followed by an arm drag. Cody now tags in and goes to the top. Cody drops an elbow to the arm of Axel. Cody hits a front suplex and rolls Axel up for a 1 count. Cody starts concentrating on the left arm of Axel. Goldust now tags back in. Goldust connects with a shot to the gut and drops an elbow for another 1 count. Axel fights back with a knee to the gut followed by a headbutt. Goldust hits the ropes and connects with his uppercut. Goldust goes after Ryback and Axel attacks him from behind. Axel lands in some stomps and tags in Ryback. Ryback and Axel hit a double clothesline in the corner and Ryback covers for a 2 count. Ryback chokes Goldust on the middle rope then hits some shoulder tackles in the corner. Ryback hits a scoop slam and goes to the middle rope. He tags in Axel and Ryback hits a splsh. Axel comes off the middle rope with an ax handle and covers for a 2 count. Axel hits a knee to the gut then tags Ryback back in. Ryback hits a back kick and covers for another 2 count. Ryback now locks in a rear chin lock. Goldust fights back to his feet, but Ryback takes him back down and locks in the rear chin lock again. Goldust back to his feet against and lands some body shots, but Ryback whips him into the corner. Ryback charges and eats a back elbow by Goldust. Goldust makes the tag to Cody. Cody fights off a gorilla press and lands a right hand. Cody goes to the top and hits a moonsault on Ryback. Ryback rolls to the outside. Cody spring boards to the top rope and hits a splash on the outside to Ryback. Ryback back in the ring. Cody hits a spring board drop kick for a 2 count. Axel low bridges Goldust out of the ring and eats a disaster kick for his troubles. He tries a disaster kick to Ryback, but Ryback hits the meat hook clothesline for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Rybaxel
Back on Raw, we are joined by the new WWE Divas Champion Paige. She will be going one on one with Alicia Fox in a non title contest.
Paige vs. Alicia Fox
The ladies lock up to start this match. Paige backs Fox into the ropes and makes a clean break. Alicia pushes her away, but Paige knocks her down. Paige connects with a big headbutt. Fox fights back with a big tilt a whirl back breaker. She now connects with another back breaker. She hits a third one and kicks Paige out of the ring. Fox pulls Paige back in the ring by her hair and hits a back elbow. Fox hits a northern light suplex for a 2 count. Fox now locks in a rear chin lock. Paige gets back to her feet, but Fox tosses her back down. Fox land a forearm to the face and Paige is down in the corner. Fox taunts Paige in the corner, but Paige comes back with a kick to the gut. Paige lands a forearm followed by a few clotheslines. Paige hits a drop kick and locks in the scorpion cross lock for the submission victory.
Winner by Submission – Paige
After the commercial break, The Usos will be tagging against the team of Randy Orton and Batista.
Back on Raw, The Usos, in Warrior face paint, make their way to the ring. They are followed by Randy Orton and Batista for this tag team contest.
The Usos vs. Randy Orton and Batista
The Usos both attack quickly and are all over Orton and Batista. They toss both men to the outside and then dive over the top onto both men. The Usos are back in the ring and getting the crowd behind them. Orton now gets back in the ring. He will be starting against Jey Uso. Orton on Jey quickly with right hands and a headbutt. Orton whips Jay, but he comes back with a right hand and now Jimmy tags in. Jimmy lands a flying forearm and covers for a 2 count. Orton and Jimmy trade blows, but Orton gains the advantage with his backbreaker. Batista now tags in. Batista lands a kick to the gut and lands shots to Jimmy on the bottom rope. JImmey gets whipped hard into the corner. Batista hits a big suplex on Jimmy and covers for a 2 count. Batista drags Jimmy to his corner and tags in Orton. Orton starts targeting the limbs of Jimmy with stomps. Jimmy fights back to his feet with right hands. Orton tosses Jimmy down by his hair and tags Batista back in. Batista lands a stomp, but Jimmy comes back with a kick to the chest. Jimmy charges and Batista hits the spinebuster for a close 2 count. Jimmy reverses a whip and hits a samoan drop for a 2 count which was broken up by Orton. Orton attacks Jey Uso and throws him into the announce table. The Shield show up out of nowhere and attack Orton on the outside. The Shield surround the ring with Batista in it. The Shield slowly get in the ring and Reigns connects with the superman punch to Batista and he rolls to the outside where Orton regroups with him. Orton and Batista back up the ramp as The Shield look on.
Back on Raw, we go to the back where Batista and Orton run into Triple H and Stephanie. Triple H says “told you” and then walks away. Orton and Batista just look at each other.
Back in the arena, Paul Heyman makes his way to the stage. He introduces himself to the WWE Universe. He says that everyone thinks that he is going to keep saying that until he gets his point across. He says that Brock Lesnar conquered the streak over and over again. He says that Brock Lesnar wants him to show everyone the photographs from Wrestlemania. The photos show Undertaker walking up the ramp to the back. He then shows photos of Lesnar hitting Undertaker with the F-5. Loud boos from the WWE Universe. Heyman says they can boo if they want, but isn’t it ironic that a loss at Wrestlemania made Undertaker iconic. Heyman says everyone should start listening to him, and introduces the newest Paul Heyman guy, Cesaro.
Cesaro’s opponent, Mark Henry, makes his way to the ring for this first round tournament match.
Cesaro vs. Mark Henry
Both men lock up to start this match. Henry backs Cesaro into the corner, but Cesaro fights back. Henry tosses Cesaro down, and then tosses him out of the ring to the floor. Cesaro regroups with Heyman. Both men go to lock up again, but Cesaro lands multiple uppercuts and then forearms to Henry in the corner. Cesaro comes back with a running uppercut. Cesaro is all over Henry in the corner. Henry fights out and hits a clothesline on Cesaro. Henry covers for a 2 count. Cesaro hangs Henry up on the top rope. Henry picks up Cesaro for the worlds strongest slam, but Cesaro fights out. Cesaro comes off the middle rope with a flying european uppercut. Cesaro sets up Henry and connects with The Neutralizer for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Cesaro
Back on Raw, we go to the back where Triple H is with Brad Maddox. Triple H tells Brad to tell The Shield that they have a match in the main event tonight, but they won’t know who their opponents are until the match begins.
Back in the arena, we are joined by Lana. Lana starts speaking in Russian, and then introduces Alexander Rusev. Rusev will be going one on one with Xavier Woods.
Alexander Rusev vs. Xavier Woods
Rusev catches a kick and lands some big knees to the gut. Rusev lands some hard kicks to the leg and then one to the head of Woods. Rusev picks up Woods and hits a tilt a whirl slam. Rusev locks in The Accolade for the submission victory.
Winner by Submission – Alexander Rusev
After the match, R-Truth attacks Rusev. Rusev pushes him away, but Lana calls of Rusev. Truth goes to check on Woods and then Lana tells Rusev to attack, and he does by hitting a running kick to the head of Truth.
Back on Raw, we go to the announcers where they talk about Wrestlemania week and how Daniel Bryan was highlighted. They then show highlights of Daniel Bryan’s documentary that is now on the WWE Network.
Back in the arena, Jack Swagger is in the ring. He will be going one on one with Sheamus in the first round of the IC #1 contenders tournament.
Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger
Swagger goes behind and lands some right hands to start this match. Swagger lands big knees to Sheamus in the corner. Swagger goes or a clothesline, but Sheamus ducks and lands some right hands of his own. Sheamus connects with a big clothesline. Sheamus hits the ropes and lands another clothesline. Sheamus now clotheslines Swagger to the outside. Zeb climbs on the apron, and Swagger slams Sheamus down on the outside. Both men are now back in the ring. Swagger covers and gets a close 2 count. Swagger locks in a double shoulder lock. Sheamus fights back to his feet, but Swagger connects with a belly to belly suplex for a 2 count. Swagger chokes Sheamus on the middle rope. Swagger connects with a short arm clothesline for another 2 count. Swagger tosses Sheamus in the corner and drives his knee into his face. Swagger hits a snapmare and locks in the double shoulder lock again. Sheamus gets back to his feet and hits a big clothesline. Swagger charges Sheamus but Sheamus connects with a few running lariats. Sheamus hits a running knee, followed by a snapmare and a kick to the back. Sheamus covers for a 2 count. Sheamus gets Swagger in the ropes and hits his 10 clubbing blows. Sheamus goes to the top rope and hits the battering ram for a close 2 count. Swagger hits a back elbow to get separation, but Sheamus lands a forearm to the face. Sheamus tries the battering ram again, but Swagger moves and locks in The Patriot lock. Sheamus fights out with a kick to the jaw. Swagger charges and knocks Sheamus to the outside. Swagger charges and hits a big knee to the gut of Sheamus. Swagger now tosses Sheamus back into the ring. Swagger follows and eats a Brogue Kick from Sheamus for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Sheamus
Back on Raw, we are joined by The Wyatt Family. Wyatt says that he has Cena on the ropes, and all he needs to do now is give him a little push. Bray then says that he wants to play, and calls out John Cena. Cena obliges, and makes his way out.
Cena says that he wants to have some fun. Cena says that they always come down to the ring and act serious. Cena says that Bray tried his hardest at Mania to bring this monster out, but the monster doesn’t exist. Cena says he wants to have some fun with The Wyatt Family. Cena tells Rowan that he bets he has jokes for days. He then tells Harper that he would be the one to streak everyone. Cena tells Bray that he is secretly a ladies man. Cena then says Roll Tide. Cena tells Bray that the people like to have fun. Cena says he wanted to find out if Sister Abigail is real or not. So he searched for her. He puts a picture up on the screen. It looks like Bray Wyatt. He says he wanted to find Bray’s mom as well. He shows a picture that has the head of Luke Harper. He says that there was a new born Wyatt recently also. He then shows a picture of a baby that has the head of Erik Rowan. Bray says that all Cena knows how to do is make jokes about a situation. Cena asks Bray if he wants serious. He says that Bray should already know that Cena can get serious. He learned that at Wrestlemania. When Cena gets serious, Bray Wyatt gets beat. He tells Wyatt to be careful what you wish for. He asks Wyatt what happens if he gets defeated again. He ways Wyatt will get desperate, and have his back against the wall. He says that all that Wyatt does is talk, and cannot back up what he says. He says if you take the family away, he is nothing. Cena challenges Wyatt to a match inside a steel cage at Extreme Rules. Bray says that he likes that idea. He says that soon, one of them is going to get stuck. He asks Cena how he can be 100% sure that it isn’t going to be him. Bray says that this is his world, and it belongs to him. Bray starts singing “I’ve got the whole world, in my hands.”
Back on Raw, Santino and Emma are in the ring. They will be in tag team action against Fandango and Layla.
Santino and Emma vs. Fandango and Layla
Fandango and Santino start this match off. Fandango goes behind and locks in a headlock. Fandango hits the ropes and Santino hits an arm drag. Santino hits his hip toss and pulls out the cobra. Fandango tags in Layla and Emma enters the match. Emma gets whipped into the corner, but Layla misses a splash. Emma locks in the Dilemma and goes to the 2nd rope. Santino runs in and knocks Fandango off the apron. Layla pulls Emma off the top rope to the mat and covers her for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Fandango and Layla
We go to the back where Stephanie is talking to someone. He tells them that their personal actions are getting out of the way. It turns out she is talking to Kane. Stephanie says she doesn’t want to hear it from him. She says that they thought they hired someone that could fill the position correctly. She says that he failed 3 times against Daniel Bryan. She calls Kane pathetic, and calls him a shell of what he used to be. She says he used to make women cry with his presence. She asks him what happened to the old Kane. Kane stands up and gets in Stephanie’s face. Kane looks over at his mask inside the case. He opens the case and puts his hand on the mask. He picks the mask up and holds it up. He says he is going to send Daniel Bryan to the depths of hell.
Back on Raw, we go to the announcers. They talk about this week being Warrior Week on WWE Network. They then show us Warrior’s promo from last week.
Back in the arena, we are joined by Dolph Ziggler. He will be going one on one with Bad News Barrett in the first round of the IC #1 Contender Tournament.
Back on Raw, Dolph Ziggler is in the ring. His opponent, Bad News Barrett, makes his way to the ring for this matchup.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett
Both men lock up to start. Ziggler goes behind and Barrett takes him down. Ziggler holds on to the waist lock and then slides out of the ring. Ziggler goes behind again, but Barrett turns around and catches him with some right hands. Barrett gets him in the corner and lands some stiff kicks. Barrett lands a snap suplex and covers for a 1 count. He goes or a knee drop but Ziggler moves. Ziggler attacks with body shots and locks in a headlock. Barrett backs Ziggler into the corner and hits a kick to the gut. Ziggler gets whipped hard into the corner and Barrett covers for a 2 count. Barrett now chokes Ziggler on the middle rope. Ziggler starts to fight back with right hands. Ziggler hits the ropes and connects with a big drop kick. Ziggler clotheslines Barrett to the outside and he goes over the top with him. Both men trade blows on the outside. Barrett tosses Ziggler face first into the ring post as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Barrett is in control of Ziggler. Barrett has Ziggler in a rear chin lock. Ziggler fights back to his feet, but Barrett catches him with a knee to the gut. Barrett charges Ziggler in the corner but Ziggler moves and Barrett hits the ring post. Ziggler hits the ropes and connects with a cross body. Ziggler jumps on Barrett in the corner and hits 10 punches. Ziggler connects with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ziggler goes for the fameasser, but Barrett moves and then catches Ziggler and hits the wasteland for a very close 2 count. Barrett sets up Ziggler for a pump handle slam, but Ziggler fights out and hits the fameasser. Dolph covers and gets a 2 count. Ziggler charges but Barrett moves and Ziggler hits the top turnbuckle face first. Barrett goes up top, and Ziggler catches him. Ziggler gives chase and goes for a superplex, but Barrett blocks and headbutts Ziggler off the top. Dolph jumps on the top rope and hits an x-factor off the top rope. Ziggler covers and gets another close 2 count. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag, but Barrett shrugs him off and hits The Winds of Change for another very close 2 count. Barrett takes off his elbow pad and goes for the bullhammer, but Ziggler ducks and rolls up Barrett or another 2 count. Ziggler charges Barrett and Barrett tosses him away and hits the bullhammer for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Bad News Barrett
After the match, Barrett has some bad news for us. Barrett says that standing right here, is Bad News Barrett, and he will be your next Intercontinental Champion.
Back on Raw, we are joined by “The Hounds of Justice” The Shield. They are in a 6 man tag team match against 3 opponents yet to be named. The Shield wait in the ring as their first opponent, Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring. Their next opponent, Jack Swagger, now comes out. Their third opponent, Fandango, now makes his way out. Now, 3MB make their way out. Titus O’Neal now makes his way out. Rybaxel now join them. Alexander Rusev now joins them. Right now, its 10-3. Bad News Barrett now makes his way out. This will be an 11 on 3 match.
The Shield vs. The WWE Roster
Rollins and Slater starts this match off. Rollins backs Slater into his corner and tags in Ambrose. Reigns now tags in and hits a big headbutt to Slater. Reigns hits a big back elbow and tosses Slater back in the corner. Rollins now tags back in. Rollins comes in and eats a right hand from Slater. Rollins hits a pepe kick and covers for a 2 count. Slater tags in Drew Mcyntire. He lands some right hands and tags in Titus O’Neal. O’Neal hits a side breaker and tosses Rollins down. Rusev now tags in. Rusev lands multiple elbows and a falling headbutt. Now Swagger tags in. Swagger lands a right hand and a knee to the gut. Ryback now tags in the match. Ryback hits a right hand and lifts Rollins over his head and hits a big slam. Ryback tosses Rollins to the outside. Ryback gives chase, but Reigns comes out of nowhere to hit a spear on Ryback. Everything breaks down now and all 11 men attack Reigns. Rollins flies over the top and takes all 11 men out. The Shield are now standing tall in the ring. The 11 men hit the ring and The Shield try to fight them off, but the numbers are catching up to The Shield. All 11 men take The Shield down and pound away at them. Del Rio hits a big kick to the head of Ambrose. Barrett mounts Reigns and lands some big right hands. The music of Evolution now starts up, and Triple H comes out with Randy Orton and Batista. Triple H takes his jacket off at the top of the ramp and they make their way to the ring. Evolution gets in the ring and starts attacking Seth Rollins. Reigns jumps in and starts attacking, but Orton catches him with an RKO. Batista sets Reigns up and hits the Batista Bomb. Reigns gets back to his feet, but Triple H lands some hard right hands to him. Randy now hits an RKO on Seth Rollins. Ambrose gets back to his feet and tries to attack Batista, but Triple H and Orton take care of him. Batista hits a Batista Bomb on Seth Rollins. Batista and Orton now hit a Batista Bomb, RKO combination on Dean Ambrose.
Triple H has a mic. Triple H yells at Roman Reigns telling him to come on. Reigns is trying to get up. Batista and Orton hold Reigns. Triple H gets in Reign’s face and says “Believe in Evolution” and then hits Reigns with a Pedigree. Evolution poses over The Shield and to the WWE Universe as we go off the air.
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