Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
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.
Back on Raw, Triple H and Stephanie Mcmahon, The Authority, make their way to the stage. Stephanie says that last week on Raw, Bryan attacked HHH and then was laid out in the ring. Stephanie said that they should fire Bryan, but they have decided that they just want an apology. They said that Bryan is not an A+ player like Batista and Orton. Stephane says she will not fire him if he apologizes to them. She says that Bryan is not man enough to get in the ring with HHH. She says that HHH is about Bryan in every aspect. She says if Bryan doesn’t apologize, there will be dire consequences.
The New Age Outlaws make their way out to the ring. They will be on commentary during this next match.
Back on Raw, Ryback and Curtis Axel are in the ring. They will be in tag team action against The WWE Tag Team Champions, The Usos.
The Usos vs. Rybaxel
Jey Uso and Ryback start this match off. Jey starts off quick with a few chops. Ryback tosses Jey in the corner then eats an arm drag. Ryback gets to Axel and tags him in. Axel charges and eats a big right hand. Jey with a shoulder block but then gets tossed face first into the ropes. Ryback tags back in. Ryback with a big splash and a cover for a 2 count. Ryback connects with a suplex and tags Axel back in. Axel locks in a rear chin lock. Jey fights back to his feet and ducks under a clothesline to tag in Jimmy. Jimmy is on fire and kicks the leg out under Axel. Jimmy connects with a Samoan drop. Jimmy charges in and splashes Axel in the corner. Jimmy connects with a superkick to both Ryback and Axel. Jimmy dives over the top and tags in Jey. Jey hits the big splash and covers for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – The Usos
We go to the back and we see Kane with The Shield. Kane says last week they lost to the Wyatt Family again. Kane blames Ambrose and Rollins for the 2 losses. Ambrose asks if there is a point. Kane says The Shield was a valuable asset in the past. He says he wants to find out if they are still valuable, or will be tossed away. Kane says Rollins and Reigns will tag against The Rhodes Brothers tonight. Rollins asks Kane if this is a way for Kane to forget about losing to Daniel Bryan twice last week. Kane says he is giving them the opportunity tonight to step up. Ambrose says they will step up tonight, and exercise their demons. Reigns says he will take out any other demons that decide to get in their way. And Kane better believe that.
Back on Raw, Jack Swagger and Big E are in the ring. They will be going one on one.
Big E vs. Jack Swagger
They lock up to start this match and Swagger gains control with punches and knees to the gut. Swagger gets whipped into the corner and eats a shoulder to the mid section. Big E connects with 6 punches in the corner but Swagger grabs him and slams him to the mat. Swagger connects with a short arm clothesline and covers for a 2 count. Swagger now locks in a half surfboard stretch. Big E fights back to his feet but eats a boot to the face. Swagger covers for a 2 count. Swagger connects with some punches and another boot to the face. Swagger charges in but eats a few clotheslines. Big E connects with a bell to belly suplex. Big E goes for the splash, but Swagger gets up and hits a chop block. Swagger now chokes Big E on the bottom rope. Swagger argues with Cesaro and Big E rolls up Swagger for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Big E
After the match, Swagger gets in Cesaro’s face. Cesaro and Swagger start arguing. Zeb Coulter says that it is both of their faults. Zeb says he is tired of this. He tells both men to shake hands. Cesaro extends his hand but Swagger says he isn’t gonna do it. They end up shaking hands, but Cesaro puts a lot of pressure and Swagger finally pulls away. After the commercial break, we will be joined by The Undertaker.
Back on Raw, we are joined by “The Phenom” The Undertaker. Undertaker makes his way to the ring. Before Taker says anything, Paul Heyman makes his way to the stage. Heyman apologizes for interrupting him. Heyman says he is the advocate of Brock Lesnar. Heyman says that Taker has the greatest streak in sports entertainment history. He says so many people throw that number around so much that it takes away the magnitude of the actually number. Heyman says that Shawn Michaels never won 2 Wrestlemania matches in a row. Triple H got to 2, but never 3. He says Hogan got 3, but never got 4. Stone Cold Steve Austin got to 4, but never 5. The same can be said for John Cena. Heyman says that Taker has had 21 straight victories. He says that is when a myth becomes a legend. Heyman asks Taker not to step in the ring with Break Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Heyman says the WWE universe worships Taker and The Streak. Heyman says after last year, he worships Taker. He says Lesnar is stepping into the unknown, because there is nothing like fighting Taker at Wrestlemania. He says it’s an unknown that Taker needs to fear. If Taker goes along with the match, The Streak will be conquered by Brock Lesnar. Taker tells Heyman to give Lesnar a message. He says the fear of death is worse than death itself. He says the fear of the unknown, is the greatest fear of all. Taker tells Heyman to tell Lesnar that if he shows up in New Orleans, he will rest in peace.
Back on Raw, The Rhodes Brothers make their way to the ring. They will be in tag team action against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield.
The Rhodes Brothers vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins start this match off. Rollins backs Cody in the corner and lands a big kick and a club to the back. Rollins on the attack with big stomps in the corner. Rollins goes for a suplex but Cody blocks it and connects with a stalling front suplex. Cody covers for only a 1 count. Cody tags in Goldust. Goldust with a shot to the gut and drops a knee to the face of Rollins. Rollins backs Goldust into the corner and connects with a shot to the gut. Goldust comes back with a back body drop and covers for a 2 count. Cody tags back in. Cody comes off the top with a shot to the gut. Rollins gets whipped hard into the corner. Cody lifts Rollins up but Rollins lands on his feet. Rollins throws Cody face first into the corner. Rollins now tags in Reigns. Reigns with a big right hand for a 2 count. Reigns lands some big body shots and a headbutt. Rollins now tags back in. Rollins comes off the top and connects with a shot to the gut of his own. Rollins drops a big knee and covers for a 2 count. Cody fights back to his feet but Reigns tags back in. Reigns charges and Cody but eats the turnbuckle. Goldust tags in and lands a few clotheslines. Goldust hits his uppercut followed by a spinebuster for a 2 count. Goldust goes into the corner but connects with a back elbow. Goldust connects with a cross body on both Rollins and Reigns. Goldust then sends both members of The Shield to the outside. Cody and Goldust dive to the outside on to both Rollins and Reigns as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Reigns connects with a suplex on Goldust for a 2 count. Reigns connects with a big right hand and tags in Rollins. Rollins lands a kick to the gut and locks in a rear chin lock to Goldust. Goldust fights back to his feet but eats a big forearm by Rollins. Reigns now tags back in. Reigns hits his dropkick on the apron to Goldust. Goldust fights back to his feet but eats a big back elbow by Reigns. Reigns covers and gets a close 2 count. Rollins tags back in. Rollins connects with a short arm clothesline and covers for a 2 count. Rollins locks in a wrist lock as the crowd gets behind Goldust. Goldust fights back with right hands, but Rollins comes back with a pele kick. Reigns now tags back in. Reigns tosses Goldust face first into the corner and lands some stomps to the gut. Reigns charges in and connects with a clothesline in the corner. Reigns charges in again but Goldust connects with a power slam. Rollins tags in and cuts Goldust off. Goldust fights him off and tags in Cody. Cody is on fire. Cody with a roll up for a close 2 count. Cody hits the Goldust uppercut to Rollins and then hits the disaster kick to Reigns. Cody goes up top and connects with a moonsault for a very close 2 count. Cody with a big right hand to Rollins. Cody lifts Rollins up and connects with a muscle buster. Cody covers but Reigns breaks it up at 2. Goldust gets tossed outside. Reigns tries to spear Cody, but Cody moves and Reigns hits Goldust with it. Cody goes for the disaster kick, but Rollins catches him and powerbombs him into the corner. Rollins connects with the Curb Stomp and covers for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
Back on Raw, AJ Lee and Tamina are in the ring with The Bella Twins. They will be in tag team action.
AJ Lee and Tamina vs. The Bella Twins
Nikki and Tamina start this match off. They lock up and Nikki backs Tamina into the ropes. Tamina pushes her back and Nikki comes back with big forearms. Nikki with an arm wrench and tags in Brie. Nikki hits a clothesline and Brie connects with a knee to the face. Brie talks smack to AJ and turns around into a superkick by Tamina. Tamina gives chase and tosses Brie back into the ring. Tamina covers and gets a 2 count. Tamina locks in a rear chin lock. Brie fights up but eats a few headbutts by Tamina. AJ now tags into the match. AJ connects with a spinning heel kick and covers for a 2 count. AJ charges in and eats a back elbow. AJ comes back and locks in a front face guillotine. AJ tries a sunset flip and Brie hits a sitout drop kick. Nikki now tags in and hits a few big drop kicks to AJ. Nikki charges in and eats a double boot to the face. Nikki covers but Tamina breaks up the count. Brie comes in and hits a splash on Tamina. AJ hits a knee to the face of Brie. AJ goes for the black widow but Nikki counters into her back breaker finisher. Nikki covers and gets the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – The Bella Twins
After the match, Nikki poses with the Diva’s title, and that brings Natalya to the apron to have a stare off.
Back on Raw, Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to a huge pop from the crowd. Bryan says the yes movement is alive in Memphis tonight. Bryan says that earlier tonight, Stephanie Mcmahon came out and apologized. He says that it wasn’t sincere. Bryan says that The Authority wants to scare him into apologizing for doing something he should have done a long time ago, and that’s kick HHH in the face. Bryan says if HHH wants to be all corporate, that’s fine. But if he wants to lay his hands on him, he isn’t going to back down. He is going to fight. He says if he wants him to apologize for standing up for himself, he has 1 word for him. No! Bryan says it ends here tonight. He says that we are all tired of him not listening to the people. He says tonight, we will make it where he has to listen him. He says he is occupying Raw. Bryan says he isn’t going to leave the ring until he gets what he wants, and that’s a match with HHH at Wrestlemania. He says he isn’t alone, and he won’t leave the ring. He will fill the entire arena with the yes movement. He says he talked to some members of the yes movement, and he wants them to come down. The ring fills up with people in Daniel Bryan shirts as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, the ring and the outside of the ring are completely filled with people. Bryan says that HHH can’t ignore him forever. Triple H and Stephanie come to the stage. Triple says that the trolls that live under the bridge are very happy for him. He says reality is now going to set in. HHH says that everyone has about 30 seconds before they call security to escort all of them out. He says their time is up, and calls out security. Bryan cuts him off and says everyone in the arena should go out to the parking lot and they can do their yes movement there. HHH calls out security again. 2 security agents walk to the people. Security walks back toward HHH. Stephanie tells them to do their jobs and clear the ring. Stephanie says all of them are being manipulated by Daniel Bryan. He says they are all pulled into this power trip. She says that Daniel Bryan is the wrong horse to back, and says he isn’t worth it. Bryan says that people like The Authority don’t understand the voice of the people. He says that they don’t own anything, and that they own the ring. Triple H says that this ends now. He says to get the show on the road. Damien Sandow comes out. Bryan tells Sandow to come on. He tells Sandow to join the yes movement. Sandow walks back up the ramp, but HHH walks out and stops him. Stephanie tells Bryan to not disrespect her family name. She says everything is hers. She tells everyone to get out. Bryan says that the people are saying no, and they aren’t leaving until they get what they want. Bryan says he wants a match between him and HHH at Wrestlemania 30. Bryan says if he gets what he wants, he will give HHH his show back. Triple H says that he actually likes Bryan. Triple H says he tried to protect him from everything that would happen to him when he became successful. Triple H asks Bryan if he wants to fight him at Wrestlemania. HHH says that he is on. Daniel Bryan will face Triple H at Wrestlemania. Bryan stops HHH, and says that isn’t all that he wants. Bryan says what the people really want, is for him to fight for the title. Bryan says that if he beats him Wrestlemania, he gets added to the title match and the main event will be Randy Orton vs Batista vs Daniel Bryan. HHH tries to charge the ring but security grabs him. HHH says that Bryan gets what he wants, and he will end him at Wrestlemania. The crowd explodes with Yes chants with Daniel Bryan.
Back on Raw, Jerry Lawler is in the ring. He is telling us which stipulation was picked or the upcoming match between Sheamus and Christian. The match will be a Memphis Street fight. Sheamus makes his way to the ring first, followed by Christian.
Sheamus vs. Christian (Memphis Street Fight)
Christian starts the match with a right hand, but Sheamus comes back with big shots and tosses him across the ring. Christian comes back with a few right hands, but gets clotheslined over the top rope. Chrsitian gets thrown hard into the barricade. Sheamus tosses Christian on top of the announce table. Sheamus grabs a guitar. He tries to hit Chrsitian but Christian moves. Christian grabs a guitar and jabs Sheamus a few times in the gut. Christian gets whipped knee first into the steel steps. Sheamus stands on the head of Chrsitian on the top of the steps. Both men fight up the ramp. Christian fights back and tosses Sheamus off the stage. Christian comes back with a tornado ddt to the concrete floor. A few refs come out to check on Christian as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Sheamus charges Christian but goes shoulder first into the ring post. Christian goes outside and grabs a kendo stick. Christian now back in the ring. He hits Sheamus multiple times with the kendo stick. Christian covers but only gets a 2 count. Christian backs Sheamus in the corner and connects with a few more shots with the stick. Christian charges in but Sheamus moves. Christian gains control again with a knee to the gut. Christian grabs another kendo stick. He goes to the 2nd rope. He jumps off but Sheamus connects with a shot to the gut. Sheamus lands a few clothesline and hits a running knee. Sheamus grabs the kendo stick, but Christian kicks him in the face. Christian gets caught by Sheamus and he hits the running senton for a close 2 count. Sheamus gets Christian in the ropes, but Christian fights out and hangs Sheamus up on the top rope. The both grab the kendo stick, but Sheamus gets it and lays into Christian with big shots. Sheamus picks Christian up and hits white noise. Sheamus covers and gets a very close 2 count. Sheamus gets Christian in the ropes again and hits 17 clubbing blows. He picks Christian up and connects with a running power slam. Sheamus calls for the brogue kick. He goes for it but Christian bails to the floor. He hangs Sheamus around the ring post, but Sheamus pulls him into the post. Sheamus gives chase and hits the irish curse back break to Christian off the steel steps. Sheamus grabs 4 chairs from under the ring and tosses them in. Sheamus grabs the bass drum set up on the outside and gets into the ring. Sheamus eats a kick to the face and Christian connects with a big chair shot to the back. Christian puts 2 chairs on the chest of Sheamus and goes up to. Christian goes up top and hits a splash on the chairs. Christian covers and gets another close 2 count. Christian grabs the bass drum. He charges at Sheamus, but Sheamus hits the brogue kick through the bass drum. Sheamus covers and gets the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Sheamus
We go to the back where we see Brad Maddox with Batista. Brad says that he didn’t see this coming tonight. Orton shows up and asks where The Authority is. Brad says they left the arena. Randy says he is willing to make this team work tonight, if Batista is. Batista says nothing and walks away.
Back on Raw, Lana makes he way out to the stage. She speaks in Russian to the WWE Universe. She then tells America to rise for Alexander Rusev. Rusev makes his way to the stage. He stands on the podium set up on the stage. He speaks in Russian to the WWE Universe. They show the promo from Hogan earlier, but it is cut off by The Wyatt Family. Bray says that he isn’t from this world. It was a huge experience seeing him standing next to Hulk Hogan. He says it was like staring into the future. Look at somebody who has a problem letting it go. Bray says that Cena can’t admit that he is every bit the monster that he is. Bray says that if Cena wants to see all the face of him, he will let him. Bray says he accepts Cena’s challenge for Wrestlemania. He tells him that he is the one with everything to lose. He says Cena’s time is up, but he is forever. He then sings “time is always on my side.”
Back in the arena, The Big Show makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. He will be teaming with The Big Show against the team of Batista and The WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.
Big Show and Daniel Bryan vs. Batista and Randy Orton
Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton start the match off. Orton all over Bryan early with shots and a headbutt. Orton charges in but Bryan low bridges him. Bryan dives to the outside onto Orton. Bryan back in the ring and leads the WWE Universe in a Yes chant as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Daniel Bryan is in control of Randy Orton. Bryan connects with a european uppercut, but Orton comes back with a knee to the gut. Batista now tags in. Batista tosses Bryan into the corner and lands big shoulder tackles in the corner. Batista leans Bryan on the top rope and connects with a forearm to the back. Orton now tags back in. Bryan tries to fight back, but Orton knocks him back down with headbutts. Bryan fights back to his feet but eats a big powerslam. Orton covers for a 2 count. Batista tags back in the match. Batista connects with a big suplex then hits an elbow to the chin of Bryan. Both men are now on the outside. Batista tosses Bryan back first into the apron. Both men are now back in the ring. Batista charges Bryan but Bryan gets a boot up. Bryan charges and Batista connects with a clothesline for a 2 count. Orton now tags in. Orton connects with a shot to the gut followed by a headbutt. Orton goes for a jumping knee, but Bryan moves. Bryan gets the tag to Batista. Big Show all over Batista with shoulder blocks. Show hits a big sidewalk slam. Batista grabs Oron on the apron, but Batista takes out the leg of Big Show. Orton now tags back in. Orton works on the leg of Show. Orton connects with a boot to the face for a 2 count. Batista tags back in. Big Show grabs the boot of Batista, but Batista hits the ropes and connects with a spear. Batista sets Show up for the Batista Bomb, but Show hits a back drop. Bryan and Orton tag into the match. Bryan is all over Orton with shots. Bryan flips over Orton and connects with his running lariat. Bryan connects with his multiple kicks to the chest of Orton, followed by one to the head. Bryan covers and gets a real close 2 count. Bryan goes to the top. He goes for the headbutt, but Orton moves. Orton rolls up Bryan, but Bryan counters into the Yes Lock. Batista breaks up the submission. Big Show connects with a boot to the face of Batista. He turns right into an RKO by Randy Orton. All 4 men are down now. Orton waits on Daniel Bryan to get up. Batista goes to spear Bryan, but Bryan moves and he hits Batista. Bryan goes for the corner drop kick, but Orton moves. Orton sets up Bryan for the hanging DDT, and connects with it. Orton calls for the RKO, but Bryan counters into a back slide for a 2 count. Bryan connects with the flying knee and covers Orton for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Daniel Bryan and The Big Show
Daniel Bryan celebrates with the WWE Universe as we go off the air.