By Ryan Clark on May 19, 2014
Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, May 19th, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The O2 Arena in London, England
Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome everyone to tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw. We begin tonight’s show with The Wyatt Family in the ring. Bray starts singing “he’s got the whole world in his hands.” Bray asks everyone to sing with him. He starts singing the song again. Bray says every night we dream, and that’s when our minds start to tick. We start remembering all the travesties that have happened to us. He says that in dreams, we are superheroes, and we get our payback. He says then we wake up, and that’s when reality sets in. We aren’t superheroes, and we go on living our lives like nothing is wrong, but everything is wrong. Bray says that he used to have a teacher that used to look down on him, and told him he wouldn’t amount to anything in life. Bray says he went up to her and asked her “what is it about you that makes you so much better than me?” She told Bray that he is rotten, and that he stands for nothing. His teacher told him that she looked in his eyes, and told him that he was evil. He says he is happy that that teacher is rotting in some retirement home. Bray says that he has the whole damn world in his hands. The crowd starts singing the song really loudly. Bray says that’s his payback. He says that the teacher was right about one thing, he is evil. He says he has to be to balance everything out. He says his tongue is the scorpion’s tail, and he uses it to make people listen. He says that John Cena plays the hero, but everything crumbles around him. He says at Payback, this fairytale will end, and he will be the last man standing. Bray says that tonight, Bray will put Cena down. He is cut off by the music of John Cena.
Cena gets in the ring from behind, and hits Bray with an AA. Cena bails out of the ring to get away from Harper and Rowan. Cena makes his way to the back as Bray looks on.
We go to the announcers, and they show us what transpired last week between Daniel Bryan and Kane. Daniel Bryan had successful neck surgery earlier this week, and we will find out the state of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tonight.
Back on Raw, Paul Heman is in the ring with Cesaro. Paul Heyman introduces himself to the England fans. Heyman says that he and Cesaro are the stars, and everyone in the crowd are the wannabes. He says everyone should worship the ground his client walks on, and worship him. Heyman says that Brock Lesnar conquered the streak at Wrestlemania. Heyman says that Cesaro will destroy Sheamus tonight. Sheamus’ music starts up, and he makes his way to the ring.
Cesaro vs. Sheamus
Both men lock up to start this match. They both push away and stare off. They lock up again and Cesaro backs Sheamus into the corner. Cesaro slaps Sheamus in the face, but Sheamus comes out with a big clothesline. Cesaro bails out of the ring to regroup. Cesaro gets in the ring and lands big stomps to Sheamus. Cesaro lands a big uppercut. Cesaro tries a hip toss, but Sheamus blocks and hits another clothesline. Sheamus gets Cesaro in the ropes and hits his 10 clubbing blows. Cesaro fights off the shoulders of Sheamus and bails to the outside. Cesaro regroups with Heyman. Sheamus gives chase. Cesaro tries a clothesline, but Sheamus tucks and tosses Cesaro into the ring. Cesaro bails out the other side of the ring and hangs Sheamus up on the top rope. Cesaro back in the ring and lands big body shots to Sheamus in the corner. Cesaro gets whipped into the corner, and Sheamus charges with a running knee. Sheamus hits the battering ram and covers for a 2 count. Sheamus lands a big uppercut. Sheamus charges and dives at Cesaro, but Cesaro moves and Sheamus crashes to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Cesaro is in control of Sheamus with a rear chin lock. Sheamus fights back to his feet with body shots. Sheamus hits the ropes and lands a few running lariats. Sheamus tries a shoulder tackle in the corner, but catches the ring post. Cesaro hits his superplex with Sheamus on the apron. Cesaro covers and gets a 2 count. Cesaro charges, but Sheamus catches him and hits the irish curse backbreaker. Sheamus covers for a 2 count. Sheamus tosses Cesaro into the corner and hits a running knee. Sheamus connects with the running senton and covers for a close 2 count. Cesaro connects with an uppercut to the back of the head and then irish whips Sheamus face first into the corner.Sheamus fights back and goes to the top rope. Sheamus goes or the battering ram, but Cesaro catches him with a big uppercut. Cesaro covers for a 2 count. Cesaro and Sheamus now trade right hands. Sheamus lands a power slam and covers for another 2 count. Heyman now gets on the apron to distract Sheamus. Cesaro hits a german suplex and covers Sheamus for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Cesaro
After the match, Sheamus goes to shake Cesaro’s hand, but Cesaro shrugs him off and leaves the ring.
Back on Raw, we are starting a series of “Beat the Clock” matches to see who will be the new #1 contender for the IC title. The first match will be Big E vs. Ryback.
Big E vs. Ryback
Both men lock to start this match. Ryback hits the ropes and connects with a shoulder block for a 1 count. Both men lock up again. Big E land a shoulder block and covers for 1 count. Ryback backs Big E into the corner, but Big E explodes out with a clothesline for a 2 count. Big E lands some body shots to Ryback in the corner. Ryback explodes out of the corner with a back elbow and covers for a 2 count. Ryback all over Big E with stomps. Ryback charges but Big E catches him and hits a belly to belly suplex for a 1 count. Ryback comes back with a chop block and stomps away at Big E. Ryback hits a suplex and covers for a 1 count. Ryback lands some clubbing blows to the chest of Big E and covers again for a 1 count. Ryback connects with a headbutt and a few back elbows. Ryback landa a body shot followed by a couple of big chops. Ryback hits a back kick and covers for a 2 count. Ryback lands a shoulder block. He goes for another one, but Big E catches him and hits another belly to belly suplex. Big E tries his splash, but Ryback catches him coming and hits a spinebuster for a 2 count. Ryback calls for the meathook clothesline and connects for a close 2 count. Ryback goes for a powerbomb to Big E, but Big E lands on his feet and connects with a running lariat. Big E lifts Ryback up and connects with the Big Ending for the 3 count at 5:02.
Winner by Pinfall at 5:02 – Big E.
Back on Raw, we are joined by R-Truth and the Funkadactyls. R-Truth will be teaming with Naomi vs. Fandango and Layla.
R-Truth and Naomi vs. Fandango and Layla
Before the match gets started, Summer Rae makes her way to the ring. She grabs Fandango and locks a big kiss on him. She then takes Layla down and they start fighting. Fandango finally pulls Layla and Summer Rae apart. Fandango and Layla back up the ramp and Summer Rae looks on in the ring.
Match Never Officially Began
Back on Raw, the music of Daniel Bryan starts up. Daniel Bryan does not makes his way to the ring though. Instead, it’s Stephanie Mcmahon. She is greeted by loud no chants by the WWE Universe. Stephanie says that tonight, everyone should be chanting yes because Bryan went under successful neck surgery. Stephanie says part 1 of his and Brie’s wedding will be on Total Divas this weekend. Stephanie says that Daniel Bryan has inspired so many people, and he is doing everything he can to come back to active competition. Stephanie says that she knows Daniel Bryan is listening and she has some bad news. Stephanie says she is contemplating stripping Bryan of the title. Very loud No chants by the WWE Universe. She says she could take the title and give it to Kane. Or give it to Bad News Barrett. Or give it to Batista. She says if anyone deserves to be the champion, it’s her husband Triple H. Stephanie says she is not going to strip Bryan of the title. She says she is demanding that Bryan show up at Raw on Monday, and surrender the championship because that is what’s best for business. Stephanie then leaves the ring.
Back on Raw, we are joined by 3MB, who come out as The Union Jacks. Slater grabs a mic and hypes of London and The Union Jacks. Slater is cut off by the music of “The Ravishing Russian” Lana. Heath Slater will be going one on one with Rusev.
Heath Slater vs. Rusev
Slater dives over the rope on to Rusev, but Rusev catches him and slams him to the ground. He hits Drew with a superkick and tosses Jinder into the steel steps. Rusev grabs Slater and tosses him into the ring. The match now officially begins. Rusev charges, but Slater connects with a boot to the face. Slater charges and Rusev lands a hard clothesline. Rusev hits his tilt a whirl slam and locks in the accolade for the submission victory.
Winner by Pinfall – Rusev
We go to the back where we see The Shield. Ambrose says that last week, Triple H says that he wanted to teach The Shield a lesson. He says that Evolution is afraid of The Shield, but he hopes not because they want an Evolution that wants to fight. Reigns says the got 9 stitches, but if that’s all they got, they have a lot of problems. Reigns says they keep standing tall, and they will never stop coming for them. Rollins says they keep trying to take them down. Rollins says that Evolution tried to put him out of action, but they couldn’t get the job done. Rollins says tonight, he won’t make any mistakes, and he better believe that. And believe in The Shield.
Back on Raw, Alberto Del Rio is already in the ring. He will be going one on one with Rob Van Dam in the 2nd Beat the Clock Challenge match.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam
Both men lock up to start. RVD hits a quick roll up for a 1 count. He rolls up Del Rio again for a 1 count. Del Rio comes back with a kick to the gut and lays RVD on the apron. Del Rio hits a kick to the head and covers or a 2 count. Del Rio hits a snap suplex and covers for another 2 count. Del Rio gets whipped into the corner and RVD connects with a monkey flip. Del Rio rolls to the outside and RVD gives chase. Both men get back in the ring, and Del Rio connects with a big kick to the head and RVD falls to the outside. Del Rio tosses RVD back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Del Rio now locks in a rear chin lock. RVD fights back to his feet and connects with a few clothesline followed by a superkick. RVD hits the ropes and connects with a leg drop. He covers for a 1 count. Del Rio connects with a big back stabber and covers for a 2 count. Del Rio calls for the cross arm breaker. He goes for it, but RVD fights out with kick to the head. RVD hits a flipping senton. He goes up top and goes for the 5 star frog splash but misses. Del Rio covers for a 2 count. Del Rio backs RVD into the corner. Del Rio charges and hits his enzeguri for a close 2 count. 1:00 to go on the clock. Del Rio goes for his kick to the head again, but RVD misses and rolls up Del Rio for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall at 4:15 – Rob Van Dam
Back on Raw, Renee Young is joined by John Cena. Cena says that if something isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Cena says that the arena is full of people following Bray Wyatt. He says at Payback, he will walk into an arena full of Bray Wyatt followers. Cena says in the face of desperation, he doesn’t run. He doesn’t fear any man, and he will seize the moment. Cena says that he has the heart of a champion. The Usos join him and do a samoan chant.
We now join Evolution in the locker room. Triple H says that what happened to Reigns is just the beginning. Orton says that they need to take them out one by one. Triple H tells Batista to go out there and finish Rollins tonight. Batista says he’s got it, and he’s gonna do it all by himself.
Back on Raw, we are joined by Seth Rollins. Rollins will be going one on one with Evolution member, Batista. Triple H comes out with a mic and says he will be the special guest ring announcer. He says as the COO, he needs to make sure every match is as big as possible. He announces Randy Orton as the guest time keeper. Batista now makes his way to the ring.
Seth Rollins vs. Batista
Before the match begins, Rolilns grabs a mic. He says he has some special guests of his own. He says the special guest commentators for this match will be Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.
The bell rings and this match officially begins. Batista starts off with a kick to the gut and a club to the back. Batista connects with a big clothesline. Batista now lands a shoulder block to Rollins in the corner. Rollins fights back with chops and lands 1o right hands to Batista in the corner followed by multiple stomps. Batista pulls Rollins to the outside and tosses him head first into the barricade. Both men now back in the ring. Rollins connects with a pele kick to Batista as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Batista is in control of Seth Rollins on the outside. Batista tosses Rollins into the steel steps. Batista tosses Rollins head first into the steel steps. Both men now back in the ring. Batista hangs Rollins on the top rope and Rollins is laying on the apron. Batista hits a baseball slide and Rollins is down on the outside. Batista now gives chase. Batista tosses Rollins back in the ring. Batista covers and gets a 1 count. Batista now locks in a rear chin lock. Batista mounts the back of Rollins and lands some shots to the back of the head. Batista locks back in the rear chin lock. Rollins fights back to his feet and connects with a jaw breaker. Rollins lands a few chops. Rollins hits the ropes and eats a big back elbow by Batista. Batista covers and gets a close 2 count. Rollins gets whipped hard into the corner by Batista. Batista now chokes Rollins on the middle rope. Batista puts Rollins on the top rope and lands some right hands. Batista gives chase. Batista goes for a superplex, but Rollins blocks it with right hands. Rollins connects with a headbutt and knock Batista down. Rollins comes off of the middle rope with a blockbuster. Rollins charges but eats a boot to the face by Batista. Rollins hits the ropes and connects with a flip around neck breaker. Rollins charges and connects with a forearm to the face. He goes for a clothesline, but Batista moves. Rollins flips over Batista and hits a drop kick. Batista falls to the outside. Rollins connects with a suicide dive to Batista on the outside. Rollins tosses Batista into the ring. Randy tries to grab the foot of Rollins, but Rollins catches him. Rollins spring boards, but jumps over Batista. Batista then connects with a big spinebuster. Batista charges, but eats a boot to the face by Rollins. Rollins hits his springboard knee to the face and covers for a very close 2 count. Rollins goes up to the top rope. Orton distracts the referee, and Triple H pushes Rollins off the top rope. Ambrose and Reigns are now brawling with Triple H and Orton. Orton connects with a chair shot to the back of Reigns. Ambrose runs across the announce table and lands on Orton. Triple H grabs Ambrose and tosses him face first into the ring post. Rollins tries to attack Triple H, but Triple H catches him with a right hand. Batista connects with a spear to Rollins. Ambrose back drops Triple H over the announce table. Reigns gets in the ring and hits a spear to Batista. All 3 members of The Shield are in the ring. The call for the triple powerbomb, but Orton distracts them so Batista can slide out of the ring. Evolution backs up the ramp as The Shield look on from in the ring.
Winner by DQ – Seth Rollins
Back on Raw, we are joined by Alicia Fox. She will be going one on one with WWE Divas Champion, Paige in a non title match.
Paige vs. Alicia Fox
Alicia starts off quick with a big boot to the face of Paige. Paige comes back with a kick to the chest and multiple headbutts. Paige tosses Alicia across the ring. Alicia bails to the outside. Paige gives chase, but Alicia catches her and throws her into the barricade. Alicia tosses Paige back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Alicia tosses Paige multiple times face first into the mat. Alicia connects with a tilt a whirl back breaker and covers for another 2 count. Alicia stands over Paige and slaps her in the face. Paige gets whipped hard into the corner. Alicia pulls Paige to the middle of the ring, but Paige connects with The Paige Turner for a close 2 count. Alicia comes back with another tilt a whirl back breaker. Alicia picks Paige up and tosses Paige into the ring post from the inside. Alicia connects with a kick to the face and pins Paige for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Alicia Fox
We go to the back where we see The Wyatt Family. Harper tells Cena that he’s playing a very dangerous game. He tells Cena to come out, wherever he is. Bray says that it looks like Cena has brought reinforcements to the battlefield. Bray says that The Usos are just dominoes in the line. They will all fall down. Rowan tells them to run.
Back on Raw, we are joined by Mark Henry. He will be going one on one with Dolph Ziggler in the final match of the Beat the Clock Challenge.
Mark Henry vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler starts off quickly with right hands, but Henry kicks him to the mat. Ziggler hits the ropes and eats a big shoulder tackle by Henry. Henry picks Ziggler up and hits a running power slam for a 2 count. Henry tosses Ziggler back in the ring from the apron. Ziggler rolls back to the outside. Ziggler gets back in the ring at a 6 count. Ziggler gets whipped into the corner, but catches Henry with back elbow. Ziggler connects with a modified Fameasser for a close 2 count, and Henry tosses Ziggler back to the outside. Ziggler gets back in the ring. Ziggler connects with a great drop kick to the face of Henry. Ziggler connects with another drop kick. Ziggler covers and Henry kicks out with authority at 2. Ziggler goes to the top rope. He jumps and Henry catches him. Henry hits a power slam and covers for a 2 count. Henry picks Ziggler up. He goes for the worlds strongest slam, but Ziggler counters and hits the Zig Zag. He covers, but time runs out before the 3 count.
After the match, Rob Van Dam makes his way out from the back. He is the new #1 contender for the IC Title. RVD is attacked from behind by Barrett. Barrett has a mic. He says he has some bad news for RVD. He says because RVD beat the clock, he has to fight him for the IC title. He says not right now though, because we are in London, his capital city. He says that RVD set the best time tonight, but it was the english that set the time for the entire world. He tells RVD that there is no way in the world that he is going to lose to a bloody yank.
Back on Raw, Renee Young is in the ring. She introduces Adam Rose. Adam Rose and his Rosebuds make their way to the ring. Adam says hello to Renee and to London. He asks where his cheeseburger is. He points out the rosebud in the cheeseburger suit. Renee asks Rose what a rosebud is. The crowd loudly starts doing Rose’s theme song. He says that everyone shouldn’t be a lemon, but to be a rosebud. Rose says that they aren’t targeting Swagger and Coulter, and that they just need to stop being so grumpy. Everyone starts partying, but they are cut off by Ziggler and Coulter. Coulter asks Renee what she is doing in the ring with that “thing?” He calls all of the rosebuds woodstock rejects. Coulter and Swagger get in the ring. Zeb tells Rose that he and the rosebuds are the problem in his country, and they will be a problem here in London too. The crowd starts dancing to Rose’s song again. Zeb asks everyone if they have taken any kind of medical test. He tells Rose that he embarrassed him the past few weeks. He says that they should resolve this. He says that that he and Zeb should clear the ring, and settle this right now. Swagger comes out of nowhere with a cheap shot to Rose. Swagger acts like he is going to attack the rosebuds. Swagger turns around and Rose knocks him to the mat. Swagger bails out of the ring. Rose parties with Renee and The Rosebuds in the ring as Swagger and Coulter look on.
Back on Raw, we are joined by John Cena. He will be going one on one with Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family in our main event.
John Cena w/ The Usos vs. Luke Harper w/ Wyatt and Rowan
Harper starts off by backing Cena into the corner and lands some big right hands. Cena gets whipped hard into the corner by Harper. Harper now gets whipped into the corner, and Cena connects with a bulldog and a boot to the face for a 1 count. Cena tosses Harper face first into the corner. Cena charges but Harper moves. Harper connects with a pump handle suplex for a 2 count as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Harper is in control of John Cena. Harper lands a hard right hand and looks over to Bray Wyatt. Cena hits the ropes and connects with a shoulder tackle, but Harper comes back with a boot to the face for a 2 count. Harper does the gator roll and connects with a suplex for a 2 count. Harper kicks Cena away, but he comes back with his belly to back suplex. He calls for the 5 knuckle shuffle, but Harper gets up and hits a german suplex for a 2 count. Harper charges and tries a big boot, but Cena moves and Harper falls to the floor. Harper is back in the ring. Cena hits his belly to back suplex again and connects with the 5 knuckle shuffle. Cena picks Harper on his shoulders, but he fights out and connects with a front slam for a 2 count. Harper goes or a powerbomb, but Cena back drops him. Harper connects with a hurricanrana and a drop kick and Cena bails out of the ring. Harper charges and hits a suicide dive to Cena on the outside. Harper tosses Cena back in the ring. Harper charges, but Cena gets a boot up. He connects with a tornado DDT and covers for a close 2 count. Cena comes back with a hurricanrana, but Harper counters with a boot to the face. Harper covers for a 2 count. Harper picks Cena up on his shoulders and hits a big neckbreaker. Harper covers and gets a 2 count. Harper charges, but Cena catches him with a big clothesline. Cena picks Harper up, but Harper counters. Cena counters back and puts Harper in the STF. Bray Wyatt jumps in the ring and hits Sister Abigail on both Usos. Cena tosses Wyatt to the outside. Harper grabs Cena and connects with a falcon arrow for a close 2 count. Cena gets back to his feet and connects with an AA on Harper. Rowan now jumps in the ring and attacks Cena.
Winner by DQ – John Cena
After the match, Bray gets back in the ring. Cena starts fighting back on Rowan, but Bray grabs Cena and hits Sister Abigail. Rowan and Harper toss Cena to the outside and then land some right hands to him. Harper and Rowan take Cena and hit a fall away slam to Cena on the ramp. Bray grabs Cena and connects with Sister Abigail to Cena on the stage. Bray grabs a mic. He starts singing “he’s got the whole world in his hands” as Harper starts counting to 10. Bray finishes the song as we go off the air.
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