Airdate: Monday, March 10th, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We are live on Monday Night Raw. The show starts with the arrival of the host of Wrestlemania 30, Hulk Hogan. Hogan makes his way to the ring. Loud "Hogan" chants before he even starts talking. Hogan says his last 2 weeks have been great. Everyone welcoming him back to the WWE. He says he has been watching the WWE Network, reliving his classic Wrestlemania matches. He mentions his match with Andre, and he says he gets even more amped up every time he watches it. He said he came up with a historic idea, and he couldn't wait to come to Raw to tell everyone. Hogan says that there is going to be a 30 man over the top rope match at Wrestlemania 30 in the honor of Andre the Giant. Hogan has 1 question for us. He asks what we are going to do when Wrestlemania 30 and the memory of Andre the Giant runs wild on us. The music of John Cena starts up and he makes his way to the ring.
Hogan and Cena embrace as Cena grabs a mic. Very loud mixed reaction for John Cena. Cena says he enjoys being in front of a crowd like this because of their energy. He points out a sign in the crowd for Hogan, and Cena says he is glad that Hogan is finally home. He hypes up Hogan to the crowd. Cena says tonight Hogan is starting his own tradition with the Andre memorial match. Cena says the match between Hogan and Andre was his favorite moment, and it's then that he learned that Hulkamania would live forever. Cena says he is entering his name into the battle royal. The arena goes dark as the Wyatt Family shows up on the big screen. Bray says they are here and make their way out.
Bray says he has always loved pride. It's his favorite sin. It blinds everyone. Bray mentions Cena's and Hogan's catch phrases and calls them both liars. He says they pray upon the weak and give themselves hope. He says hope is dead, just like Cena's career. Bray says that if Cena looks up at him, he will see a friend. If he looks down, he will see an enemy. If he looks him in the eyes, he will see a god. Cena asks Bray if he believes what he says. Cena says Bray isn't a god. Cena talks more trash to Bray. Cena tells Bray to accept his challenge at Wrestlemania. Bray says John is making more empty promises. He says it's all fun and games with Cena, until he is caught in the spider's web. Harper and Rowan make their ways into the ring as we go to commercial.
John Cena vs. Erik Rowan
Back on Raw, Cena and Rowan are trading blows. Rowan gains the advantage with a big clothesline. Rowan covers for a 2 count. Rowan starts digging his fists into the temple of Cena. Cena powers out but eats a knee to the gut. Rowan connects with a pump handle back breaker for a 2 count. Rowan drops an elbow and looks Bray Wyatt's way. Rowan back on offense with a kick to the head. Rowan misses with an elbow and Cena starts fighting back. Cena charges in but Rowan catches him and hits a fall away slam. Rowan charges and splashes Cena in the corner. Rowan covers and gets another 2 count. Rowan charges in again but misses and hits the corner. Cena gets caught again by Rowan and he locks in a bear hug. Hogan is trying to get the crowd behind Cena. Cena fights out of the bear hug but Rowan clubs him to the mat. Rowan lifts Cena up and hits a falling scoop slam. Rowan picks Cena up but Cena rolls him up for a 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall - John Cena
After the match, Bray tells Rowan and Harper to get in the ring. Hogan is in the ring with Cena. They are telling Rowan and Harper to come on. Bray calls them back and they listen. The Wyatt Family make their way back up the ramp as Cena and Hogan embrace in the ring. Hogan and Cena play to the crowd with the Hogan poses. We go to the back and The Authority are in the hallway. They will be up next after the commercial break.