RAW Results March 3, 2014
From Allstate Arena in Chicago Illinois
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Brock is there to address Taker. Armageddon has come to RAW as The Wyatts will face The Shield tonight on RAW!
Cole announces The Wyatts vs The Shield. King announces Bryan vs Batista.
In Ring Segment
Punk's music and the fans go wild. "CM Punk!" chants can be heard over his music, but then Heyman comes out to serious heat. Heyman to the ring. "CM Punk!" chants start again and fill the arena, stopping Heyman from speaking. Heyman holds the mic out for them.
Heyman – I believe he deserves louder than that!
"CM Punk!" even louder! Heyman sits in the center of the ring and gets more heat for it. He breaths heavy into the mic.
Heyman – I came here tonight to tell the story of a Paul Heyman guy. A Paul Heyman guy who was never truly wanted in WWE. (heat) A Paul Heyman guy they thought was too small to main event WrestleMania. (heat) A Paul Heyman guy who didn't have the right corporate look, too many tattoos, that would rebel against the system, against The Authority, to such a degree that they didn't want him in the WWE from day one, and they don't want him in WWE right now.
Heyman – I came here tonight to tell you a story of a Paul Heyman guy who had the balls to say what nobody else had the balls to say. (pop) I came here tonight to tell you about a Paul Heyman guy who was born in, raised in, and still lives in Chicago. (pop) My name is Paul Heyman, and ladies and gentlemen, this is my pipe bomb about CM Punk. Who is not here this evening. (serious heat) Here's the biggest part of my pipe bomb...
Heyman – Hey if you're looking for me to disagree with you, sorry I don't. There's no one who is more upset that he can't see Punk perform in this ring tonight than I am. No one! (heat) If Punk was here tonight, he'd be doing exactly what he always claimed to do, proving his detractors wrong, and showing the WWE 'Universe' that Punk is the Best In The World. So what really happened? Why isn't Punk here tonight? Why won't anybody talk about Punk anymore? There is a finger to point around here, there is someone to blame, to hold accountable for why Punk wouldn't put up with it anymore. Ladies and gentlemen, there comes a time when you have to risk your own job security and point that finger of blame. In this very ring, I point the blame for why Punk isn't here tonight. I point that finger at each and every single one of you! (heat) Oh, you can boo me all you want. The truth hurts, doesn't it? This is why I always found it so much easier to lie. People accept lies so much easier, but the truth does sting, just a little bit, doesn't it? The fact is, when Punk was with me, Punk was the longest reigning Champ of the past 25 years. I provided Punk, the bosom from which his soul could be nourished, and then, took him away from me! (bigger heat) You made Punk your hero. You would give Punk your love, your appreciation, your respect, your affirmation, and how far did it get you? You didn't just take Punk from me, you took Punk away from yourselves. (more heat) I don't just blame all of you, I blame someone else as well. I blame Taker. Because this entire downward spiral began when we couldn't beat The Streak last year at WrestleMania. If anyone wants to carry a message to Taker, carry this – Paul Heyman wants revenge. How do you get revenge on Taker? How do you kill what's already dead? ("What?") I want to see The Streak taken away from Taker, and there's one man on the face of the planet that can do it. I want that Streak taken. I want Taker stripped of The Streak. I want The Streak conquered! There's only one man who can conquer The Streak, and he is my best friend in the world. He is the conqueror! (Heyman stands) He is The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar!
Brock to the ring. Cole talks up Brock, but King doesn't agree.
"CM Punk!" chants.
Heyman – Before we address what happened last week on RAW, I would like to show you exactly what Taker is capable of.
Video of Taker and Brock last week on RAW. Brock glares at the tron. "CM Punk!" and "Undertaker!" chants start, but the Punk chants take over and fill the arena. JBL says to not make Brock any angrier than he already is.
Brock (grabs the mic from Heyman) – Unlike some people, I don't make claims I can't back up. Last week Taker attacked me, because I believe in my heart that that man is scared to death of me. There's been many a foe who's tried to conquer The Streak, and all have failed to do so. ("What?") Shawn Michaels. ("What?") Triple H. ("What?") And your own little baby boy, CM Punk. Failures. At WrestleMania XXX The Streak is going to get conquered by me. Brock Lesnar!
Brock throws down the mic to a smattering of heat from the fans. Brock and Heyman leave the ring together. They're heading up the ramp when Henry's music hits. Henry out, yelling off mic at Brock. Henry comes down the ramp, and Brock motions him forward. Brock flies off the stairs, but Henry is there with a blow that drops Brock. Henry on Brock, but then Brock comes back and sends Henry into the stairs and Brock is in control. Brock lifts the top section of stairs and hits Henry in the head with it. Brock then starts throwing everything he can touch into the ring, and pull apart announce. The fans are pissed as Brock really launches those monitors. Brock grabs Henry's face, then lifts Henry and hits an F5 on Henry through announce! Cole yells, "A holy mess at ringside!" as the fans chant, "CM Punk!"
Tag Team Championship Match – New Age Outlaws (c) vs Usos
New Age Outlaws to the ring first, both wearing WrestleMania XXX shirts. JBL, Cole and King are sitting behind their broken desk. Dogg with the mic.
Dogg - Are you ready? You don't sound like you're ready. You sure are a rambunctious gaggle and I don't think Chicago is worthy of hearing my catchphrases!
Usos to the ring to solid pop. Video recap of the Usos taking out the New Age Outlaws in under two minutes last week on RAW.
Jey is kicked by Dogg, but Jey back with a blow as the fans chant "CM Punk!" Dogg takes Jey down for two. Jey kicked from the ring and Gunn tags in. Gunn on Jey and rolls him in. blows on Jey in the ring. Dogg tags in with a chop that drops Jey to his knees. Jey reverses on Dogg with blows. Dogg with a clothesline on Jey, then yells at the fans and gets heat for it. Jey face first off the heel corner. Dogg kicks at Jey. "Let's go Usos!" chants as Jey is tossed out in front of announce.
"Usos!" chants. Gunn gets the blind tag and on Jey for two. Dogg tags in and kicks on Jey. Dogg obviously calls his moves. Dogg ducks a kick, but Jey keeps spinning, and the second one drops Dogg! Both men are down and the fans are wild. Both tag out. Jimmy all over Gunn in the ring. A back kick, then a right. Dogg knocked off the apron, then Gunn eats a Samoan drop. Jimmy takes Dogg down. Jimmy spirals off a corner onto Gunn for a long two. Jimmy takes out Dogg on the apron, and Gunn tries to take the win, but gets two. Tilt-a-whirl on Jimmy, but only for two!
Jimmy moves out of Gunn's famouser, then Jimmy flies out onto Dogg as Jey tags in and flies in on Gunn for three!
Winners & new TTCs! Usos (9:29)
Video recap of the high points of the match.
Aaron Paul in his newest movie, Need For Speed. Then the Bellas, Nattie, Aksana and Fox are backstage talking about Aaron. Aksana says she likes fast cars. No one was impressed with her.
Big E vs Cesaro
Big E in the ring. Cesaro is already there.
Side headlock on Big E. He pushes off, then catches Big E trying to jump over him. Cesaro hits a back breaker. Big E comes back with a belly-to-belly. Cesaro sends Big E flying from the ring. Cesaro grabs Big E for the big swing, and Big E again doesn't protect his neck, but seems to be trying to reach, but isn't able to. Swagger in and attacks Big E for the DQ.
Winner – Big E via DQ (1:25)
Cesaro and Swagger argue in the ring. Swagger from the ring, then Cesaro turns around into a big ending.
In Ring Segment
The Shield to the ring.
The Shield vs The Wyatts
The Shield still in the ring. The Wyatts to the ring in their usual way. Video recap of their fighting last week on RAW. "This is awesome!" chants before Bray even gets out of his chair! The Shield out on Rowan and Harper, Bray in and taken down by Reigns.
Bell finally and Harper is in with Rollins. They're up on a corner, Rollins sent flipping, but lands on his feet! He then takes out Bray! Ten Rollins flies out on Rowan! Rollins back in and on Harper again! Bray in and Ambrose all over him. Rollins is knocked from the top and takes a fall. Harper out on him with the advantage.
Side headlock on Rollins on the mat. Rollins up, throwing blows, but then eats a clothesline. Harper again takes Rollins down. Rollins to his corner, but Ambrose was down, and Reigns went after him. Rowan tags in and all over Rollins. Reigns on the apron, but Harper takes him down with a big boot. Rollins tags out and Ambrose all over Rowan in the ring. Ambrose on Rowan's knee in the ropes, then a fig 4! Rowan screams in pain as Ambrose bridges up for more pressure. Harper in and double stomps Ambrose's guts! Outside Harper is sent over the barricade into time keepers by Reigns. Bray tags in and hammering on Ambrose on the mat. Harper tags in and on Ambrose as Bray holds him. "This Is Awesome" chants. Harper stands on Ambrose face in the heel corner as they work him over. "CM Punk!" chants. Rowan tags in and takes Ambrose down for two.
Rowan squishes Ambrose's head with his fists, which looks like nothing, but Ambrose is selling it in a huge way. Ambrose grabs Rowan's beard, but then Ambrose runs into a sidewalk slam for two.
Rowan walks on Ambrose as he heads to tag in Harper. "Roman Reigns!" chants. Upper cut on Ambrose, but Ambrose back with a huge clothesline. Harper grabs Ambrose's boot to keep him from his corner. Bray rushes The Shield's corner and knocks Reigns off the corner again, anything to keep him from tagging in. Ambrose struggles to his corner, but then Rollins drops down! Rollins struggles with it for a moment, but then he turns and walks out. Reigns after him, asking what he's doing. "I can't be the glue any longer. You weren't there when I reached for the tag, you figure
Reigns stops Bray from getting the three on Ambrose. Samoan drop on Rowan, then superman punch on Bray on the apron. Ambrose with a drop toe hold on Harper into the ropes. Reigns rushes and about takes Harper's head off through the ropes with his kick. Reigns then tackles Rowan over announce! They both land badly. Harper flies through the ropes on Ambrose, sending him over announce! Ambrose sent into the post, then sent in by Bray. "This Is Awesome!" chants. Bray sends Ambrose in, hits Sister Abigail for three.
Winners – The Wyatts (14:26)
The Wyatts pose in the ring – Rowan standing with Ambrose between his feet. Video recap of the high points of the match. Rollins is on the ramp, really upset, looks torn.
Renee – Please welcome my guest, the man who will face Orton for the WWE WHC at WrestleMania, Batista. Focusing on the here and now, I want your thoughts on facing Bryan, and his #YesMovement here on RAW.
Batista – I think the #YesMovement is possibly the dumbest thing I've ever seen in my life. I think it's amazing what's passing for a WWE Superstar these days. You got all these fans reading too many comics, watching too many movies, and they think the average guy like Daniel Bryan can miraculously turn into a super hero. Fantasy, it's not real. Guys like Daniel Bryan will never be guys like me. You may not like it, the WWE 'Universe' may not like it, but it's a fact. You, and them, will need to learn to deal with it.
Video recap of Usos defeating New Age Outlaws for the TTC earlier. Tomorrow, live, on MainEvent on WWE Network, New Age Outlaws vs Usos.
Mixed Tag Match – Santino & Emma vs Fandango & Summer Rae
Fandango and Summer Rae dancing in the ring. Emma's music hits and she comes out in ring gear made of very colorful fabric. Video recap of Emma's win over Summer Rae last week.
Emma touches Santino, so Emma and Summer Rae in, then Emma high fives Santino and they swap, again, and again. Fandango attacks Santino from behind to stop this swapping around. Fandango on Santino, but Santino back with blows. Santino into a kick for two.
Rough looking suplex on Santino, then Fandango flies, but Santino moves and Fandango rolls through. "We want Ziggler!" chants. Santino punches Fandango. Emma tags in and takes Summer Rae down, then again, and a third time. Emma whipped,but then moves. Emma with a scorpion type hold on the ropes, and holds for five. Emma dives on Summer Rae in a corner. Santino stops Fandango from causing match troubles with the cobra, then Emma with her finishing hold and Summer Rae tags out.
Winners – Santino & Emma (3:19)
Emma tries to jump on Santino to celebrate, but then Santino moves and they almost both fall down.
On Smackdown Christian attacked Sheamus during his match with ADR. A killswitch takes Sheamus down. The two of them will face off next on RAW.
Steph – The WWE 'Universe' is connected by our passion and unforgettable moments where we can say, 'I was there' or 'I was watching when.' I remember when I was 8 years old, watching WrestleMania 1, when my friend Andre The Giant body slammed Big John Studd. I remember how I felt, and the audience erupting all around me. Now I can share that moment with my daughters. I can sit with my daughters and show them Pop, when he was just an announcer, before he was the big evil chairman, Mr. McMahon. Now I can show my daughters some of their Daddy's epic matches, and show why he's one of the greatest Superstars in WWE history. I can share them with my children, and with the WWE Network, you can too. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Christian vs Sheamus
Christian to the ring. Sheamus out face him. "CM Punk!" chants.
They talk smack, then Christian bitch slaps Sheamus. Christian flees the ring and Sheamus after him. Sheamus grabs Christian's ankle as he tries to head back in. Christian into the barricade. An upper cut from Sheamus as Cole tweaks about the announce table again. Christian into the barricade again, then back into the ring. Sheamus takes Christian down for two.
Christian fights back and chokes Sheamus with a foot in a corner. Christian with anoter bitch slap, so Sheamus back with a clothesline. Another slap, so Sheamus with an Irish cures back breaker for two.
Christian elevates Sheamus up and out of the ring. Christian with a low drop kick through the ropes. Christian over the top, but Sheamus wasn't there and Christian lands with a thud. Christian avoids being a lawn dart outside the ring, wiggles free, then hides behind the announces. JBL again asks for Spanish announce so he wouldn't have to deal with this.
Christian on the second ropes, but Sheamus catches him and pulls his feet out from under him. Sheamus climbs, but Christian up and knocks Sheamus from the corner. Sheamus caught some serious air! Sheamus sent over the barricade into time keeper area. Christian rolls Sheamus in for two.
Christian all over Sheamus on the mat, dropping boots and knees on Sheamus as he tries to roll away. Sheamus on the apron, takes a clothesline from Christian. Christian drags Sheamus into the center of the ring, and grinds his foot into Sheamus' face, then only gets two for it all.
Sheamus with rights, but Christian back with a suplex. Christian climbs, flies, but his frog splash lands on the mat as Sheamus moves. Not sure who the fans are yelling about, but I don't think it's anyone in this match. Christian up, but Sheamus catches him and rolls through. Both slow to their feet. Sheamus tries to get his forearms going, but Christian free. Christian hung up top, then Sheamus hits his forearms from the apron. Sheamus takes Christian down for two.
"This is awful!" chants, just before Christian hits his frog splash for two. "CM Punk!" chants. Sheamus blocks Christian, then lands white noise for a long two, and the fans actually react to Christian kicking out. Christian with his corner kick on Sheamus. Sheamus comes back with a brogue kick from the apron for three.
Winner – Sheamus (14:09)
Video recap of the high points of the match.
Renee – Please welcome my guest joining me now, Sheamus. (mixed reaction, but mostly heat) First of all, congratulations on your victory over Christian tonight.
Sheamus – Thanks. It's been a hard road back from recovery, but I finally feel like I'm getting my groove back.
A yelling voice coming at the camera, and Christian attacks Sheamus, sending him into the pretty set that Renee stands in when interviewing Superstars. Sheamus' head slammed back over and ocver into the metal screaming. Christian is yelling at Sheamus that he said to not underestimate him. Christian beats Sheamus with one of the ground lighting fixtures until he's pulled off by refs. They call for a trainer.
Bellas vs Aksana and Fox
Bellas in the ring in blue. Aksana and Fox also in the ring and ready in peach and black.
Aksana behind Brie. Brie reverses. Snap mare on Aksana. Nikki tags in, and with a one handed flip hits her own snap mare. Brie tags in and and clotheslines Aksana off from Nikki holding her. Brie up and flipped off the top by Aksana. Fox tags in and gets two. Chin lock on Brie. Fox slams Brie's head back on the mat, then tags out. Aksana slams Brie's face on the mat a couple times, then they get in a slapping match. Fox tags in and slams Brie back. Brie whipped into heel corner and Aksana tags in. Fox helps Aksana lift Brie high to slam her down. Fox tags in for two.
Brie flips Fox off her, but Fox grabs Brie from tagging out. Nikki managed to tag in and works Fox over with a body drop. Nikki up top with a missile drop kick on Fox. Nikki gets Fox in the rack, then drops to her knees to finish Fox off for three.
Winners – Bellas (4:24)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Bellas are hugging and smiling in the ring, posing for the fans.
Bryan heading for the ring.
A bit from Sirens, and a few of the stars are in the front row.
In Ring Segment
Bryan to the ring and the fans are wild. They are screaming, yelling, and "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" Bryan soaks it all in before speaking.
Bryan – That is what I like to hear! Because the people in Chicago understand one thing. You have a voice. We have a voice! And tonight, we are going to hijack RAW!
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Bryan – I am not going to leave this ring, until one of two things happens.
"CM Punk!" chants.
Bryan – I will not leave this ring until Batista comes down to fight. (heat) Or until Trip comes down to answer my challenge. Last week I challenged Trip to a match at WrestleMania, and he flat out turned me down.
"NO!" "NO!" "NO!"
Bryan – You people get it. I think there's a number of reasons he turned me down. Number one...
Trip's music cuts Bryan off, and out comes Steph in a red skirt, a black open shoulder top, and black stiletto high heel booties, with Trip in tow in his power suit. They head to the ring. "CM Punk!" chants. Trip smirks at Bryan before he gets into the ring. Trip poses through the "CM Punk!" chants.
tp – You know Daniel, I have to admit, I admire your tenacity. After all your losses, and then losing again at Elimination Chamber, I wouldn't be out here trying to hijack RAW, I would be flat out embarrassed. (Steph can barely be heard through the heat)
Bryan – Anyways, Trip you can dodge the question as much as you want, but I am not going to let it rest. For the last 6 months I've been beaten, screwed over, and every time I'm close to getting an opportunity for the Title, out comes The Shield, out comes a screwy ref, out comes Kane. You, yourself, have even pedigreed me to keep me from having that Title. (Steph and Trip are both looking down on Bryan as if they're humoring a naughty little boy.) But here I stand, unbroken, with these people behind me!
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Bryan – And I am stronger than ever. What do you say Trip, you and me, WrestleMania XXX?
"NO!" "NO!" "NO!"
Trip – That's not gonna happen. (heat) What is it with your generation Daniel? Why can't you just accept your failure? Why can't you just accept your inadequacies? (heat) You know what Steph, I'm going to call this the Excuses Era, or the Blame Era, because if you noticed, no one in this era who doesn't make it, they never say 'I wasn't good enough' what they do is blame everybody else. Excuses. They held me down. They screwed me over. They buried me. The reality of it is, the reality of it is that anyone who failed here, it's because they were not good enough.
Trip – That's the reality Daniel. That is reality. Your reality is, you're a B+ player. (heat) While that angers people. I don't know why it angers, B+ is pretty dang good. It's sure as hell better than them. (heat) That's a damn good little spot for you Daniel, it is! But understand this, it's going to take a whole hell of a lot more than a B+ player to get me to lace up my boots at WrestleMania. (heat)
Trip – They're saying it's your turn.
Bryan – See, these people understand. You can deny holding anybody down, you can deny holding me down, but they can see through your lies. That's why they chat. That is why they chant!
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Bryan – Because you come out here and say that's best for business, your doing it for the WWE 'Universe', but you don't listen to these people. You don't listen to the #YesMovement. You don't listen to their obvious desire to see somebody like me, and everybody else back there who's like me, see people like me succeed. The only way we will ever get you to see that, is if I beat the crap out of you at WrestleMania.
Steph – Daniel, it's very, very compelling, it is. (huge heat) And do we listen to these people? Why would we? Why would we listen to this sea of inadequacy? (nuclear heat) Let me tell you something Daniel, I've been here for a while, people turn on a dime. They will turn on you faster than you realize. The only people who won't are Trip and I. Now I get it, it's intoxicating that all these people chant "YES!", they chant your name, social media blows up, people ask for your autograph. It goes to your head, I get it, especially considering where you came from. It's easy to get wrapped up in all that, but when you think about it, really think about it, without my family, you would have nothing. 21 trucks pulled up to this arena today and made it look like this, for you. This ring was set up, for you, by my family. The TV distribution, the digital and social channels were all set up for you, provided for you. Think about it, without us, you wouldn't have your underdog persona, you wouldn't have your "YES!" t-shirts, you wouldn't have these people chanting for you, because, face it, we made you.
Bryan laughs at this. Dueling "Daniel Bryan" and "NO!" "NO!" "NO!" chants.
Bryan – Steph, your delusions of self importance are really admirable. In fact, so admirable, how about this, why don't you put on Trip's trunks, and he puts on your skirt, and maybe you and I can fight at WrestleMania while he sits back and watches.
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Trip – First of all, I'm 90% sure she'd whip your ass too. Secondly, Daniel, it's just not going to happen, okay? Let me put this to you in a way you will understand. (to Steph) Are we in kindergarten here? You're actually throwing those kinds of things at me. You think this is grade school? You think I would take that bait. It's not my first rodeo Daniel. (really talking down to Bryan) Your little match at WrestleMania just isn't going to happen, fella, okay? Get over it. WrestleMania is the showcase of the immortals, and this, Daniel, as hard as it is for you to swallow, just doesn't measure up. Now, get out of my ring!
"NO!" "NO!" "NO!" Trip and Steph step over to the side of the ring closest to announce and, side by side, look at Bryan.
Bryan – This isn't your ring.
Steph – It is actually our ring.
Bryan – This is their ring!
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Trip – Let me clarify for you and everyone else, everything in this arena right now, including them, and you, belong to us! (serious heat) Now, get the hell out of my ring.
"NO!" "NO!" "NO!"
Bryan (steps right up to Trip) – Why don't you make me?
Steph – Kane
Fire erupts and out comes the big suited monster. Flying goat on Kane as he gets close to the ring. Bryan is all over Kane.
Steph – Security! Security, get out here!
Refs run out to surround Bryan and Kane.
Steph – I said security, get out here!
Security out and peel Bryan off Kane. Bryan backs up the ramp a bit.
Steph – And stay out!
Security across the ramp, telling Bryan to leave. Trip telling Bryan to leave, but the fans yelling, "Daniel Bryan!" Bryan backs up the ramp with a slight smirk.
Heyman's pipe bomb, then Henry out and got into it with Brock. Then the announcers talk about the attack, then go on to talk about the WWE Network. They go to Josh who is with Booker T and Hacksaw, and A-Ry. All three are pumped up and talk up the show.
ADR vs Ziggler
ADR in the ring. A sexy car comes out around the stage, a Shelby Mustang, with Ziggler in the passenger seat, and Aaron Paul driving. They head to the ring to solid pop. The two of them bounce around the ring and pose for the fans. Aaron heads to announce for the match.
The bell rings and ADR pushes the ref out of the way to kick Ziggler. Body drop on Ziggler, then ADR mocks Ziggler and drops a leg for two. Aaron says he's played JBL's character, but he can't beat anybody. He loves JBL to death, but... Ziggler on ADR in a corner with ten blows. Neck breaker on ADR, but then ADR comes back with a SICK tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Ziggler! Ziggler plants ADR with a DDT for a long two.
ADR with a cracker on Ziggler's arm, then a kick drops Ziggler for two. Aaron stands on announce as King tells Aaron that he can't stand there. ADR is distracted. Ziggler reverses on ADR with a zig-zag for three.
Winner – Ziggler (2:44)
Cole yells, "Give the assist to Aaron Paul!" Aaron back into the ring and he celebrates with Ziggler.
Paul Bearer is being inducted into the WWE HOF this year, and they showed a fantastic video for the man I love so much.
Big E vs Swagger
Both men in the ring. Video of Swagger attacking Big E during Cesaro's match.
The bell rings, and Cesaro is in and attacks Big E with a neutralizer.
Winner – Big E (0:06)
Swagger gets in Cesaro's face about costing him the match. Swagger pushes Cesaro. Cesaro said that they're even. Swagger says they are not even. Swagger pushes Cesaro again. Cesaro grabs Swagger for the giant swing.
Zeb – No, no, no, don't do it Cesaro. Don't do it. Be a real American Cesaro. Don't listen to them, don't do it to your brother! For the sake of the people, don't do it.
Cesaro drops Swagger's legs to heat.
Zeb – Help your brother up. Help him up. Swagger, take his hand, take it. We're going to let this go and put it behind us, so separate. I want you to hug it out right here. Yes, do it. Do it! Come on, let's put this in the past. Give him a hug, we're brothers. We're real Americans.
Swagger steps to Cesaro, Cesaro heartily slaps Swagger's back with both palms, fingers splayed, and Swagger does the same, as they both glare.
Zeb – Gentlemen, stand up straight and tall, put your hand over your heart, with a loud clear voice say, "We, the people!"
Cesaro is all smiles and smirks through the glares. Swagger is pissy.
Bryan will face Kane on MainEvent tomorrow night on the WWE Network.
In Ring Segment
Cena out, says, "Ah, the windy city." He then heads to the ring, limping to sell his 'knee injury'. Into the ring. King says that's the first time Cena has tried to run (to the ring), and it was not a good attempt. Cena poses through the heat that can be heard through his music. There's little mixed tonight, and Cena is all smiles. "CM Punk!" chants.
Cena – I want to thank you for the warm Chicago welcome. (heat) Last week I was injured by The Wyatts. (small pop) Well, after hearing that, some of you won't be happy to hear this, but by doctor's orders, I will not be having a match.
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Cena – I'm gonna take that as your way of saying, get well soon. (heat) Even though I'm not gonna compete tonight, I wanted to come out here.
"CM Punk!" chants.
Cena – I wanted to come out here for that. I wanted to hear the energy and the passion of an entire city. (heat) No, I don't have a match, but this has always had a special place in my heart. I've competed in WrestleManias here. Brock kicked the holy crap out of me in the All State Arena. (some pop) It wasn't too long ago at a MITB PPV, I had a very special moment with somebody, in the All State Arena.
"CM Punk!" chants.
Cena – We'd been going at it for a long time, and Chicago and I haven't always seen eye to eye. I'm big on respect, and I respect the hell out of this city. I want you to know that you may boo me out of an arena, I always hear you, I always know your honest, and I damn sure know that you're loud. (pop) I've been listening to tonight, listening to this whole hijack business. The WWE 'Universe' wants change!
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Cena – I respect that, but you need to respect this. Success in this company is earned, and change will come, and it will go through me! (serious heat) So any WWE Superstar out there, especially Mr. Wyatt, if you think you're in the driver's seat because of last week, you are dead wrong, pal. My name is John Cena and I've given the past 12 years of my life to this business. Ironically enough, I'm in the same place my career started in 2002, the All State Arena. (pop) I'm doing the same thing now that I did then. I'm standing tall, right here! (mixed)
The Wyatts' music, and they're on the tron.
Bray – Look at you John, setting out there all alone. You built this empire all around you. Can you feel the energy? Can you feel these people, John? Hahaha. You know, you remind me of one of those Championship, thorough bred horses. ("CM Punk!") One that's been running for a long, long time. And he races and he wins, and he wins, and the people, they just cheer for him! But one day, this Championship horse, he starts to slow down, and that is when reality sets in. now he find himself, not just looking for the next finish line, but he's sitting in the back of the barn, laid out on a slab. When, oh when, will your reality set in John? ("CM Punk!") How long do you think you can just fend us off? Mercy is calling you by name! I am the reaper, and I am going to put you down. Let me let you in on a little secret, John. I know what you're really afraid of. For the loneliest man on earth is the man who sits atop his empty castle. Who will be left for you John, when I take it all away? Follow the buzzard. Hahaha!
Batista is heading for the ring, but stops when he sees Orton standing there, both belts draped over his shoulders.
Orton – Hey, big man. I would like to wish you the very best of luck out there against Daniel Bryan. That's all.
Batista shrugs it off and heads for the ring.
Rusev's blonde is out, Jesse told me her name is Lana, and that zdravei Bulgarian for hello.
Lana – Zdravei, zdravei. People of America rise for the Bulgarian brute. He is the super athlete, Alexandre Rusev.
Rusev comes out and stands on the steps set out for him with the Bulgarian flag on the front. He speaks in Bulgarian, finishing with his name.
Hogan's return. He was on Today, and he talked up the WWE, the WWE Network, and WrestleMania. Hogan will be in Memphis next week for RAW.
Batista vs Bryan
Orton comes out, straps in hands. Orton heads around the ring, poses with his belts. Batista out for his match, along with his pyro. He gets solid heat that can be heard over his music. Bryan's music hits and the fans go wild! "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" Bryan then leads the "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" from the corner as Batista stares at Orton.
Bryan and Batista touch hands. They lock up and Bryan is tossed back. Bryan just nods. "Bootista!" chants. Side headlock on Bryan, Bryan pushes off and is dropped by a shoulder block, and Batista looks off as he yells in shock about something in the middle of the moves. "Daniel Bryan!" chants. Bryan takes Batista out at the knee, then goes on the attack. Bryan kicks at Batista's knee, then chokes him with his feet under the ropes. Batista's face bounced off the corner, then Bryan on that left knee. "CM Punk!" chants. Bryan has Batista down and poses to pop. Bryan pulls Batista out and puts on a half crab. Batista kicks Bryan out of the hold, but Bryan right back on Batista with upper cuts. Batista telegraphs and is kicked, but comes back with a big clothesline. "You can't wrestle!" chants for Batista who takes Bryan down. Bryan tossed out through the ropes, then Batista over to hang out of the ropes where Orton is.
Bryan is whipped, but flips up and over Batista. Running clothesline on Batista. Bryan's running double kicks, then again, but then Batista rolls out of the ring. Flying goat on Batista who takes the top of the barricade to the back. Back in, and Bryan climbs, points, lands his missile drop kick. Bryan kips up. "YES!" kicks on Batista, even the big one, but only for a long two as Orton comes out of his chair in shock.
The fans give serious heat, and Trip, Steph and Kane come to the ring. The distraction gives Batista a chance to take Bryan down. "CM Punk!" chants. Batista spins Bryan and sends him into Orton, knocking Orton's chair back and bodies sprawling. Bryan rolled in, but he lands a big kick to Batista's head. Orton in and takes out Bryan.
Winner – Bryan via DQ (10:16)
Bryan ducks Orton, then Orton stalks Batista, but Batista pushes Orton off. Orton eats Bryan's double knees. Double running feet to Batista, then on Kane! Kane falls off the apron and takes Trip down with him! The fans are wild, and Bryan sets up to fly, but eats a Batista spear. Kane and Trip in, but Trip stops Kane from attacking Bryan. "CM Punk!" chants are loud!
Trip grabs Bryan's hair as he stands over Bryan prone on the mat. "I am tired of your little fantasy crap!" Bryan swings his leg up and kicks Trip in the head. Trip falls back to the mat. Batista with a Batista bomb on Bryan. Trip still can't stand up straight, but then is suddenly fine and off comes the jacket and tie. Trip grabs Bryan and lands a pedigree. Trip and Kane stand over Bryan, and Steph steps up and stands over Bryan with her own "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" as the fans chanted "CM Punk!" Trip's music plays as Steph kicks at Bryan's foot with the toe of her bootie. Video recap of the high points of the match and resulting fight. After all this they are still standing over Bryan, and Steph is still chanting.
Usos winning TTC