RAW Results April 14, 2014
From BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
The Shield attacked The Authority last week, what will retribution be? And tonight we honor The Ultimate Warrior who passed away this week.
All the Superstars on the stage, including McMahon, most in Warrior shirts. In Memory of Warrior 1959– 2014 on the tron.
King says to join them as they pay tribute to The Ultimate Warrior.
A lovely memorial video for The Ultimate Warrior, with the likes of Hogan, Steph, then Warrior's speech from in the ring last week on RAW, plays over it. On to Warrior into the Hall of Fame with his daughters. Back to Warrior in the ring last week, and back in the day.
Moment of Silence
King calls for silence as the bell rings 10 times.
King - Join us tonight as we celebrate the life of The Ultimate Warrior!
Cheering, then chanting "Warrior!"
Cole says Warrior will be celebrated through the night. They show video of Reigns spearing Kane last week. The first IC #1 Contender Tournament starts with ADR vs RVD, next.
IC #1 Contender Tourney – ADR vs RVD
ADR is in the ring. RVD out to face him. They show the brackets again. "RVD!" chants.
ADR on RVD with kicks and punches. RVD reverses a whip, then grabs ADR for a monkey flip. A kick to ADR in the opposite corner, then flies on ADR. ADR flying from the ring. ADR in kicking on RVD. RVD comes back out with punches. RVD whipped and takes ADR's enziguri kick in the corner for two.
Suplex on RVD for two. RVD's head hanging off the apron, gets kicked by ADR outside. Backstage Big E is watching on a monitor. RVD tosses ADR out over the top. Baseball slide onto ADR, then RVD flips out, but ADR moves. RVD lands on his feet outside, then eats a clothesline. RVD tossed back first into the barricade by the timekeeper.
RVD pins ADR for two after rolling thunder, but then ADR back with a DDT. ADR goes for snake eyes, but RVD stops himself on the corner and flies back on ADR. Split-leg moonsault is blocked by ADR's knees, and he hits his back cracker, but only gets two for it.
ADR climbs, but RVD with a spin-kick stops him as he lands. Big E is still watching as RVD bounces up top, but then ADR takes his legs out. Enziguri to RVD for a long two. ADR outside looking pissy, then into the ring, still not attacking, giving RVD time to recover. ADR calls for his finisher, pulls RVD up, but RVD reverses, scissor take-down on ADR for two.
ADR up top, but RVD knocks the rope and ADR lands. RVD up and lands his 5 star frog splash for three.
Winner – RVD (10:34)
Video recap of the high points of the match. RVD sucks up the love and poses as they show us the majorly updated brackets. RVD drops down and it obviously hurts a knee.
Cole talks about Bryan being off on his honeymoon with Brie, but last week he celebrated his WWE WHC win in the ring. He then had to face Trip, but first was beaten down by Orton and Batista. Then Kane out and involves himself. Trip called for the bell, then was going to continue beating Bryan down. The Shield out, even after Steph's speech backstage about Trip getting what he wants, and they take out Trip and Kane. Spear to Trip, then Bryan with his running knee. The Shield and Bryan celebrated while The Authority cowered on the ramp.
Steph and Trip in their office. Orton in, Trip shakes his hand. Batista in and another handshake.
SummerSlam, 1988, MSG – The Ultimate Warrior faces Honky Tonk Man for the IC Title. Warrior beat HTM, and broke his longest IC Title reign.
Toys R Us gift card competition. Sheamus and Big E get into the mix and act all silly about their action figures and taking pictures.
Trip – Bottom line, that's the situation. I know you want to be WWE WHC, but Bryan isn't here tonight. The bigger problem on their hands, The Shield. You might not see it, but if they're willing to attack me, they're not going to let either one of you at the WWE WHC. I've been dealing with them for a long time, and they remind me of us. Together, I don't know if there's anybody who can stop them, that's the problem.
Steph – I do, and I'm looking at them.
Trip – That's the thing, I said it before, I'll say it again. If the three of us are on the same page, you know as well as I do, nobody, that includes The Shield, nobody can stop us.
Batista – That's all great and everything, but all I want right now is to be Champ.
Orton – I think I've proven without a doubt that I'm the greatest Champion of this or any generation, but I'm with Dave on this, you're on your own.
Batista and Orton leave and Trip looks pissed.
Steph – I've got an idea.
The Brotherhood vs RybAxel
RybAxel in the ring. The Brotherhood out to face them.
Axel with kicks on Goldust, but a shoulder tackle drops Axel, then a leap frog landed Axel in an atomic drop. Cody tags in and Goldust holds his arm for Cody to land on. Cody with a vertical face plant on Axel. Axel is kept from Ryback as Goldust tags in. Snap mare, then knee drop on Axel for two.
A knee, then forearm on Goldust, but then he telegraphs and takes a 'vintage' Goldust slap from the mat. Axel fights back, gets Goldust into the heel corner. Ryback tags in and clotheslines Goldust in the heel corner. Goldust choked in the ropes through "Goldberg!" chants. Axel tags in and off the second ropes on Goldust. Knee to Goldust, then Goldust face first into the heel corner. Ryback tags in and pins Goldust for two.
Chinlock on Goldust on the mat as Axel calls smack from the corner. Goldust elbows, but Ryback takes him down. "JBL!" chants. Goldust up and punches on Ryback. A springboard back elbow on Ryback and Goldust is able to tag out. Ryback tries to muscle through Cody, but can't get there. Cody up and lands, barely, his moonsault on Ryback. Cody up on the corner and flies out onto Ryback. Missile drop kick off the top rope on Ryback. Axel and Goldust in, Goldust tossed out and Axel takes a disaster kick. Cody sets up one for Ryback, but flies into a clothesline for three.
Winner - RybAxel (5:58)
Goldust in to Cody's side immediately.
The talk about WrestleMania XXX being on the WWE Network, and all the other great shows to be seen there. They go to video of Legend's House.
Bo-lieve, today is a gift.
Paige vs Fox
Paige to the ring, Divas Championship over her shoulder, in her purple ring gear, cropped black leather biker jacket. Video of Paige winning the Divas Championship last week. Fox already in the ring.
They lock up, Paige really working the lock, but Fox won't give a clean break. Paige in Fox's head, then a head butt. Fox all over Paige with back breakers, really taking it to her. Another back breaker and Paige rolls out. Paige pulled in by her hair, then eats an elbow. Lovely suplex from Fox for two. Paige holds her face on the mat and looks about to cry. Headlock on Paige on the mat. Paige up, but slammed down. Fox works the fans, getting heat. Upper cut to Paige, then another. Fox kicks at Paige in a corner, talking smack. Paige comes back with a side kick to Fox's gut. Fox pulls her up, but Paige with blows, then a clothesline. Another short clothesline, then a third! Lovely drop kick on Fox. Paige locks Fox's legs up and Fox screams. Paige then, holding Fox's legs with her own, grabs Fox's arms in what they called a modified scorpion cross-lock. Fox can barely move to tap out on her own hip!
Winner – Paige (3:30)
Recap of Orton and Batista beating down the Usos last week on RAW. They continued to beat the Usos down after the bell.
Usos vs Orton & Batista
Usos out, their half face paint paying homage to The Ultimate Warrior, and wearing Warrior shirts. Orton out. Batista joins him on the ramp and they head to the ring together.
The bell rings and the Usos attack Evo. Orton and Batista from the ring, so both Jimmy and Jey fly out on them. Back into the ring one of the Usos shakes the ropes ala Warrior. Orton up and into the ring. Orton on Jey with blows. Jimmy tags in, they double team and Jimmy gets two on Orton. Batista tags in and pins Jimmy for two. Orton tags in and stomps each of Jimmy's ankles. Jimmy up and blocks blows, landing his own briefly. Jimmy choked in the ropes as Batista tags in and telegraphs to be kicked. Spinebuster on Jimmy for two.
Jimmy pulled up, but then lands a Samoan drop for two. Orton rushes in and attack Jey. Jey onto announce, but then The Shield is there attacking, stopping the attack on Reigns' cousins.
No Contest (4:09)
The Shield surrounds and gets in the ring on Batista. Superman punch and Batista is knocked loopy. From the ring Orton pulls Batista up, but he cannot stand on his own and leans on the barricade. Video recap of the high points of the match. The Shield in the ring, ready for a fight.
April 1, 1990, WrestleMania VI, Warrior vs Hogan. Warrior beat Hogan after a huge match. Warrior won the WWF Championship, and they hugged after it was all said and done.
Naomi and Uso are getting married, but Eva Marie is having serious health issues.
Orton and Batista are pissed. They walk up on Trip and Steph.
Trip – Told you.
Trip and step turn and walk away.
Heyman – My name is Paul Heyman, and am the advocate for the conqueror of the streak, Brock Lesnar! Now, I realize that you think I'm going to drive that point home until hell freezes over, and like it did at WrestleMania, when my client, Brock Lesnar conquered the streak! Brock Lesnar conquered the streak! My client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the streak! My client, Brock Lesnar conquered the streak! It is my client Brock Lesnar who has asked me to show you these historical photographs. (Taker on the ramp after loosing to Brock.) You will notice that Taker, even with 80,000 people there, is alone. A defeated man on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. And this is why, the physical dominance of Brock Lesnar, tearing Taker down, taking him apart. 3 seconds after an F5 and the streak is conquered. Isn't it ironic...
Heyman – You can boo it all you want, but isn't it ironic how it was a loss to my client that's truly immortalized Taker? Hey kid, made you famous. So when Brock Lesnar's advocate speaks, you must all listen, especially when I anoint someone new top tier talent in WWE, I give to you that man, my new client, the King of Swing, Cesaro!
Cesaro out wearing that new sparkly jacket he had on during Smackdown. They head to the ring sans music, and they show the brackets again.
IC #1 Contendership Tourney – Cesaro vs Henry
Henry to the ring.
Henry talks smack over the top rope and down at Heyman. Finally Henry to the match and they lock up. Henry almost gets Cesaro backed into a corner, but Cesaro fights back. Cesaro tossed down, then Cesaro grabbed and sent over the top. Heyman to talk to Cesaro, tells him Plan B, then Cesaro to the ring. Big E watches on a monitor backstage. Upper cuts on Henry, backing him into a corner. Henry pushes Cesaro back, then Cesaro back with more upper cuts. Cesaro pushed off. A bit running upper cut, and more, but then Henry out and down to a knee. Henry throws an arm over Cesaro for barely two.
Cesaro on the apron, hangs Henry up to. Henry grabs Cesaro in the ring, but Cesaro free. Cesaro climbs and lands a lovely flying upper cut on Henry. Cesaro lifts Henry for the neutralizer for three!
Winner – Cesaro (3:17)
Heyman announces Cesaro the winner. Video recap of the high points of the match.
Rusev vs Woods
Lana out to announce Rusev, but received by a lot of "What?" from the fans. To the ring and Rusev on his knees. Woods is already in the ring, waiting.
Woods kicks Rusev, his leg caught and Rusev is all over him. "USA!" chants. A kick drops Woods. Woods lifted, then slammed to the mat. He locks on the accolade (Steiner recliner) and Woods taps out.
Winner – Rusev (0:43)
R-Truth in and all over Rusev. Lana in and R-Truth is thrown back. Lana between them to stop Rusev. R-Truth to Woods, but then Lana sicks Rusev on R-Truth with a big boot that drops him. Lana and Rusev pose to serious heat. Video recap of the high points of the match.
SummerSlam, August 27, 1990 – Rick Rude in a cage with Warrior. Warrior's head is slammed in the door by Brain, but he's able to escape the ring to win.
Cole talks up the WWE Network and Journey To WrestleMania: The Daniel Bryan Story
IC #1 Contendership Tourney – Swagger vs Sheamus
Swagger and Zeb are in the ring. Sheamus out to face him.
They circle, Swagger behind Sheamus, then around in front with blows. Knees on Sheamus in a corner. Sheamus crawls to the next corner, but comes back with blows on Swagger. Clothesline drops Swagger. Swagger telegraphs and is kicked for it. Swagger then clotheslined from the ring. Swagger on the apron and Sheamus sets Swagger up, but Zeb up the stairs and Sheamus stops. Sheamus off the apron onto Swagger, but caught and slammed down. "We, the people!" Sheamus rolled in for two.
Double chicken wing on Sheamus on his knees. Sheamus to his feet, head butts back, then Swagger tries for a belly-to-belly, but can't get the lift on Sheamus, so he just sort of slams him to the mat for two.
Snap mare on Sheamus, back into that double chicken wing on the mat. Sheamus' chest has a couple of new scratches and welts. Sheamus free and lands a big clothesline. Both are down as the ref argues with Zeb. Swagger rushes Sheamus who moves . Sheamus with clothesline, then a high running knee. A really high running knee in a corner. Snap mare, then kick to Swagger's spine for two.
Sheamus gets Swagger in position for the forearms, and Swagger sells them. Sheamus up top and lands a battering ram for two.
Swagger with a back elbow, but then struggles to lift Sheamus over the top. Sheamus tries for his shoulder over the top, but Swagger moves and grabs Sheamus' ankle on the way by. Sheamus doesn't tap out and muscles free. Shoulder block knocks Sheamus through the ropes and out. Swagger rushes Sheamus and lands against Sheamus' knee. Then Sheamus knee first into the stairs. Back in the ring and Sheamus lands a brogue kick for three.
Winner – Sheamus (6:55)
Sheamus on the mat selling his knee and Swagger doesn't move at all. Sheamus up, gets his arm raised and poses, still selling. The show the updated brackets, again. Sheamus limps from the ring, then falls to the floor. Back up to his feet, and leans against the barricade to celerbate with fans.
Exotic Express with Adam Rose.
Steph talking up Warrior. Trip talking about Warrior's daughters wrapped around their fingers. Clips from Warrior at HOF. There's a 4 part presentation on Warrior starting tomorrow night on the WWE Network.
In Ring Segment
Sandow – Regardless of how any of you feel about me, or how any WWE Superstar feels about me, I am the most deserving person in the WWE. (mixed) I am not finished talking!
Big Show' music hits.
Sandow – No, fine, sit down, you can send out whoever you want, shoot of fireworks, I'm not going to be silenced. You are all going to stand out here and listen to every single word I have to say! Not going to be silenced by anybody. I'm a former MITB contract holder. I was seconds away from being World Champion, and you are all going to sit there while I get this off my chest!
Big Show's music ends, and he's in the ring.
Sandow – Show, if you have anything to say, now would be the perfect time to keep it to yourself, I'm not finished. You are all going to boo me for that? (boo) And you're all going to cheer for this?
Pointing at Big Show who gets huge cheers. Big Show stands quietly in the corner, hands folded.
Sandow – Why? Because he's a giant? Because he comes out, he smiles, and he shakes all of your hands? Ever time I walk down that ramp, you should all be bent over with your arms outstretched, begging to touch me! (heat) Because I deserve it! (heat) I have earned it! You don't think I've earned it?
Heat and negativity, but a small contingent of fans chanting, "You deserve it!"
Sandow – What about you? (Big Show) Yes, what about you Show? What do you have to say about all this.
Big Show rolls his eyes to the side and shakes his head.
Sandow – Exactly what I thought, I deserve it and there's no one who can say I do not deserve it. Deep down, (pointing right to Big Show's chest, even touching him) you know the truth. You look at me and you see the future of the WWE. You look at me, you see a future Champion. You look at me and you see greatness!
Big Show with his KO blow. Over the top and out goes Big Show, slapping hands of fans on his way by. Video recap of the KO punch.
Harper is whistling, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands. The camera pulls back to show Rowan in his sheep mask. Then Bray leans in from the side.
Bray – We're next!
In Ring Segment
Bray lights his lantern and tells Birmingham that, "We're here!" The fans clap with their music as The Wyatts head to the ring. The lights are out, but an eerie spotlight on the ring.
Bray – Society as a whole has become this vile and putrid thing. You, do as your told, so says the man. Hahahaha! You see what they want you to see, and you feel whatever it is they want you to feel! I am different! Where you see a blank canvas, I see a beautiful painting! Where you hear silence, I head a symphony. I have a thousand faces and a million names. Seducer! Accuser! Destroyer! And you may call me by whatever name you see fit, but know this, understand this, I have never once lied to you! But we all know who has, don't we. Hell, John Cena has made a career of lying to you all. He earns your trust, hidden behind his porcelain smile, but don't be fooled, he is no man, he is beast!
Bray removes his hat and drops to one knee.
Bray – And don't you worry about this kids, I'm not going to let him do this to you anymore. I got him, I got him right where I want him, (standing, hat on) up against the ropes, and on the edge and all he needs is that one last little push. Hahahaha. Abigail should be my sword through this crusade, but I do not wish to slay this monster, not yet. Right now, I just wanted to come out and play. How about it John? I know you're back there.
Cena's music hits and the lights come up. He comes out to the stage, mic in hand.
Cena – Come out and play? What a great idea, Bray, but the last thing I need is another push, nobody wants to see that!are you guys ready to have some fun? (pop) Me too! These guys come to the ring, and always so serious. Why so serious, man? You tried your best at WrestleMania to bring this monster out, but I've got news for you, it doesn't exist. I want to try something different with you today. I want to have some fun, what do you guys say? (serious pop) I don't judge anybody, but looking at The Wyatts, I think if I can just get them to happy hour, they'd be the life of the party! Rowan, look at you man, I bet you have jokes for days. And Harper, you'd be the type of guy who'd go streaking right through the quad. Bray, I gotta tell you, it takes a man's man to wear white pants. You got that Hawaiian shirt, the Michael Jackson leather glove. This guy is secretly a ladies man! We get him a couple drinks, loosen him up, get him around some of these Birmingham honeys. (pop) You all know how the story goes, role tide. (the fans are wild!) You see Bray, these people like to have fun, a good time, so we're going to put a smile on your face, which leads me to your family. I think we should get everything out in the open. You always talk about this Sister Abigail, and I always wonder if she's real or not. So I did my homework and got on the Google Machine and I found her on MySpace! Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you Sister Abigail Wyatt!
On the tron is Bray dressed as Aunt Jemima.
Cena – Look at her, her beauty. Look at her facial hair. Bray, you should be happy. I look at you, then I look at her, and I think, man, what does Bray Wyatt's mom look like? So after a quick search I found her on Tinder. She is one hot mama! Ladies and gentlemen, Bobby Jo Wyatt!
On the tron is an old lady's body sitting in a chair, with Harper's head shopped onto it.
Cena – That seductive stare. I'd take her out to a steak dinner, and I'd even call her back! But guys, a congratulations are in order, because they have a new member, born one month ago. A beautiful baby girl. I had to call TMZ for the first ever photos, but I did. Tonight I bring you, Chastity Lynn Wyatt!
A baby in a small rocker, but with Rowan's head.
Bray – Oh John, you are hysterical! I can't get enough of it John! I love that anytime any serious threat gets in your face, all you know how to do is make jokes about it!
Cena – So, you want serious, fine. You should know that I can get serious just as good as anyone. At WrestleMania you put my back against the wall, made me fight for everything, you made me gets serious and your ass found out that when John Cena gets serious, Bray Wyatt gets beat! Be careful what you wish for Mr. Wyatt, because you got it, but this time the tables are turned. What happens if you're defeated again? You're the desperate man. You will fight for everything, and I am going to force you to do something you haven't done since you stepped foot into the WWE. Every single week you talk, and you talk, and you talk, but without your family, you cannot back up what you say! You take those two crazy Santa Claus wannabes, you're not the eater of the world, you're the world's largest Cinnabon! So, here's what we're gonna do, we're going to force you to stand on your own two feet, and force you to fight like a man, by yourself. You want serious, here's a serious challenge, Extreme Rules, you face me inside a steel cage!
Bray – Hahahaha! I like that John, I like that. You don't even realize, we've been playing catch with knives! Sooner or later, one of us is gonna be stuck, and it's gonna be real bad John. I have a question for you John, how can you be sure that it won't be you? You wanna see fun John, you want me to have a good time? Well, I ask you, my brothers and sisters, right here in my backyard, we will no longer allow this fallacy to command us, this is my world! It belongs to me! (mixed reaction) (singing) He's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole wide world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hand. DEP!
Emma & Santino vs Layla & Fandango
Emma and Santino in the ring playing rock, paper, scissors. Layla comes dancing out in sparkles and feathers. Fandango out to to dance with her. They head to the ring.
Santino dives at Fandango, but a side headlock on Santino. Pushes of to a shoulder tackle. Santino spins Fandango, then into a hip toss. Cobra comes out, but Layla tags in. Emma with a Thesz Press on Layla, then Layla into the corner. Dil-Emma on Layla, then Emma up top. Fandango on the apron, so Santino knocks him off. Distracted Layla takes Emma off the corner for three.
Winners – Layla & Fandango (1:35)
Steph – Your job performance has been less than satisfactory, to say the least. Especially last week when you let your personal emotions get in the way of dealing with The Shield. Things are getting way out of hand.
Kane – I apologize for any distractions I may have caused, and it...
Steph – You know Kane, I don't want to hear it. When Hunter and I hired a Director of Operations, we thought we chose a man with no moral code. We thought we chose a man who could truly lead, who could take charge, take no prisoners. Instead we take a leave of absence and you quibble with people of far lesser intellect than you. And we ask you to take care of Bryan three different times you fail.
Kane – Steph, I think you're being less than objective...
Steph (right down in Kane's face) – Shut up! You are pathetic. You're weak, you're a shell of what you used to be. You used to be the Big Red Machine! You used to be a monster. You used to make children scream and women cry if you even looked their way. What happened? What happened to the Devil's favorite demon? What happened to Kane?
Kane from his seat seething, staring down at Steph, breathing heavy. He steps over, looks at his mask in the glass box.
"Put it on!" chants
Kane removes the glass, grabs his mask and holds it up.
Kane – I'm going to eviscerate Bryan and send him to the depths of hell!
Steph breaks into an (almost) evil smirk.
Recap of Warrior in the ring last week on RAW.
Warrior - No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every mans heart one day beat their final beat, their lungs breathe their final breath, and if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others, it makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit will be immortalize by the storytellers, by the memory of those who honor him and make the the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior! (pop) In the back I see many potential legends, many with Warrior spirits, and you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity, so much so that you will tell their stories and make them legends as well. I am Ultimate Warrior, you are The Ultimate Warrior fans, and the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever!
They show one of Warrior's favorite sayings on the screen.
"You must show no percy...
...Nor have any belief whatsoever
in how others judge you...
...For your greatness will silence them all"
King says Warrior was a loner, but always intense.
In Ring Segment
Ziggler to the ring.
Adam Rose on Exotic Express.
IC #1 Contendership Tourney – Ziggler vs Bad News Barrett
Ziggler still in the ring. Bad News Barrett out to face him.
Ziggler behind Barrett, takes him down. Back up, Barrett with a wild flail and Ziggler ducks. Ziggler on Barrett's leg and takes a right. Barrett beats Ziggler down in a corner. Suplex on Ziggler, then a knee drop. Ziggler rolls from the second knee drop and on Barrett with blows. Side headlock on Barrett to their knees. Both up, Ziggler into a corner and Barrett with a kick. Ziggler whipped, falls and Barrett covers for two.
Kick to Ziggler's ribs as the announce argue about Silverdome, or Superdome for WrestleMania III. Ziggler back and forth under Barrett's flails, then a drop kick. Both men out over the top, and they exchange blows out there. Ziggler face first into the post.
Headlock on Ziggler on the mat. Ziggler's arms are up and he's fighting his way to his feet. Elbows free, but then Barrett with a knee to the gut. Barrett rushes Ziggler, but Ziggler side-steps and Barrett into the post. "CM Punk!" chants. Both up and Ziggler takes Barrett down. Blows on Barrett in a corner, all ten. Ziggler gets two for it.
Both slow to their feet, and Ziggler tries for Barrett, but Barrett free and grabs Ziggler to slam him down in Barrett's old finisher, but only for two, and a long two!
Barrett is shocked that Ziggler kicked out, but sets Ziggler up, but Ziggler reverses into the famouser for two.
Both slow to their feet again. "This is awesome!" chants. Barrett side-steps and Ziggler eats buckle. Barrett up top showing off and takes a blow. Ziggler climbs up on Barrett sitting up there. Barrett blocks Ziggler who ends up down after three shots and a head butt. Ziggler back up, lands Barrett face first to the mat, but only gets two for it.
Both slow to their feet through, "This is awesome!" chants. Barrett hits winds of change, but somehow Ziggler kicks out!
Barrett up taking too much time, pulls down his elbow padding, readies for Ziggler. Ziggler up, but ducks and rolls Barrett for two.
Ziggler tossed off hard, then the Bad News Bullhammer for three.
Winner – Bad News Barrett (12:19)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Barrett is all smiles for his win.
Barrett – Ladies and gentlemen, I'm afraid I've got some bad news! Standing right here is Bad News Barrett, and mark my words, this is your next IC Champion.
Barrett poses and shows off in the ring. They show the brackets again. Cesaro will face RVD and Barrett will face Sheamus in the tourney. Barrett is still showing off in the ring.
Cole talks about Bryan and Brie being on their honeymoon, but will return to this next week. A video of heel masked Kane taking apart everyone in his path, specifically Ryder, but also Big Show, RVD and so many others.
The Shield vs ADR & Swagger & Fandango & 3MB & O'Neil & RybAxel & Rusev & Barrett
The Shield to the ring through the crowd, masks on and the fans all wanting to touch them as they pass by. Video recap of Trip about to take apart Bryan on RAW last week, but The Shield stopped that, took out Trip with a spear. The Shield posing in the ring to solid pop. They're ready in the ring, but who do they face? Out comes ADR, then Swagger, Fandango, 3MB, O'Neil, RybAxel, Rusev, and Barrett. Slater in, but no one else and they took him down fast. Then the rest on the apron and Slater is all smiles.
The bell and Rollins all over Slater. Ambrose tags in and continues on Slater, then Reigns tags in and takes Slater down. Reigns takes Slater down, then stomps him in their corner. Rollins tags in and works Slater on the mat, then glares at the rest of the heels. Sick kick to Slater's head, but Barrett stops the count. Ambrose in and tries to get Rollins from the heel corner, but Barrett backs him off. Drew on Rollins, then O'Neil tags in and works him before barking. Hard tag to Rusev who stomps and drops sick elbows! Head butt drop on Rollins, and Swagger tags in. knees to Rollins in the heel corner, but the ref pulls Swagger off. Ryback tags in and lifts Rollins. He drops Rollins to his shoulder and slams him before yelling smack at Ambrose and Reigns.
Rollins tossed out, Ryback after him, and Reigns spears Ryback. Everyone gets into it and the ref calls for the bell.
No Contest (3:10)
Rollins flies out on the group and takes them down. The Shield regroups in the ring, but the heels are swarming and all over them. Finally the heels gain control, eleven on three, beating down The Shield. Finally The Shield is down, Ambrose held for a kick to the face as Slater is yelling smack at them. Slater with blows to Reigns.
Evolution's music hits, their logo on the tron. Trip in his suit, pink shirt and darker pink tie, comes out with Orton and Batista in tow. Off comes the jacket and tie. They head to the ring together, as Trip rolls up his sleeves. At the bottom of the ramp, Trip calls off the heels. Evo in the apron, get in the ring together and the three stomp Rollins, then work him in a corner. Reigns up, attacks, but eats an RKO!
Major production goof as a couple bars of Evo's music plays again out of the blue.
Trip holds his head from Reigns' attack. Batista grabs Reigns, Batista bomb. Orton holds Rollins for Trip to throw punches. Orton stomps Rollins's guts. RKO on Rollins. Batista sets up, but Ambrose up and attacking. Batista bomb on Rollins.trp pulls Ambrose up by his hair. Batista bomb / RKO on Ambrose, and it looked lovely. Ambrose flops like a fish as Trip grabs a mic. They mock Reigns' crawling at Trip. Trip yells at him to 'come on' and 'show me'!
Trip – Believe in Evolution!
Another music twang, then Trip hits the pedigree on Reigns. Trip between Orton and Batista, arms up, posing across the ring, over the prone bodies of The Shield.
Kane grabbing his mask