RAW Results April 28, 2014
From Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Steph is so distraught she's going to publicly apologize to Bryan tonight. And Hugh Jackman will be on RAW!
Recap of The Wyatts facing Cena on RAW last week. Bray stole the show, cradling Cena's head and singing to him.
In Ring Segment
There's a cage around the ring already, and Cena's music hits. He comes out looking quite nervously at the cage. Cena into the cage, looks around nervously. The announcers say that later the Usos will defend against RybAxel, Steph will apologize to Bryan, and Reigns will face Orton. Mixed reaction to Cena, much of it heat.
Cena – Why? (more heat) Why? (and more heat) Why did you, along with the 11 million people, why did I deserve last week? Why?
Cena – The 'Universe' was given the choice of a fair fight, or no chance against insurmountable odds. Why? Because Bray Wyatt wanted to show how you feel about me? (pop) You know, as the votes came in, the 'Universe' chose to give me no chance. I was forced to face all three of The Wyatt Family. Why? Someone once said you either die a hero, or live long enough to become a villain. I believe that, because almost ten years ago, in this ring, in St. Louis, I was drafted to RAW. You think you're loud now? That night I heard the loudest ovation I've heard in my entire career. But I guess now times have changed. I don't fault you guys for that. You changed. I changed. The WWE 'Universe' has changed. Hell, I've had some good times with you guys. And some nights tougher than normal, but through that all, I've never abandoned you, and always put the WWE first. So I ask, why? Why are you drawn to Bray Wyatt? I know how this works! I know there's a life cycle. I know there's a time that I'm going to have to step aside. You know what? I agree with you all, and I'm excited for that because I see greatness in the WWE Superstars. Names like Reigns, Cesaro, Rollins, Bryan!
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Cena – I'm going to throws some names at you that you don't know. NXT Superstars like Adrian Neville, Samy Zayn. These guys got heart, passion, the same passion I have for the WWE, for you. I'm here tonight to tell you that Bray is a dangerous man. He's not like them. He's like something we've never seen before. He's a mystery, and when he speaks, it's beautiful, it's captivating, it's motivating. Bray's heart is cold, and his passion isn't the WWE. Bray Wyatt's passion is Bray Wyatt's. So, why? Why am I in this cage? Because Sunday, the members of The Wyatts will be kept out, but Bray message will be kept in. You don't understand it. When he sings, you believe it. When he escapes Sunday, so does his message. He will continue to corrupt and manipulate. I see you out there, you don't understand. Soon it will be Bray versus the world, and the world doesn't understand.
A young and beautiful voice 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 going the whole world in his hands. (More voices come into the song.) He's got the little bitty baby, in his hands. He's got the little bitty baby, in his hands. He's got the whole world in his hands. He's got you and me brother, in his hands. He's got you and me sister, in his hands. He's got you and me brother, in his hands. He's got the whole world in his hands. He's got the whole, in his hands. He's got the whole wide world, in his hands. He's got the whole world, in his hands. He's going the whole world in his hands.
A whole choir of children (as Richard posted on WNW this week), on the stage in black choir robes singing.
They've go everybody here, in his hands. He's got everybody here, in his hands. He's got the whole world in his hands.
Bray – He's got the whole, in his hands. He's got the whole wide world, in his hands. He's got the whole world, in his hands. He's going the whole world in his hands. Sing with me children, little bitty babies. He's got the little bitty baby, in his hands. He's got the little bitty baby, in his hands. He's got the whole world in his hands. How about the whole Cenation? He's got the Cenation, in his hands. He's got the Cenation, in his hands. He's got the whole world, in his hands.
The kids come down the ramp with The Wyatts, and circle the caged ring as they sing.
Bray - How about the big bad monster? He's got the big bad monster, in his hands. He's got the big bad monster, in his hands. He's got the whole world, in his hands.
Much heat for The Wyatts for corrupting the whole choir. The lights go down, and when the lights come up, all the kids, standing around the ring, looking in, are wearing sheep masks. Cena's head in his hand at the whole spectacle of it. Bray has one of the kids in his lap as he sits in his rocker, smiling and laughing.
Bray – Hahahahaha! Can't you hear them John? Hahahahaha! Hahahaha! Hahahahahaha! Hahahahaha! Hahahahaha!
The camera comes in close on the child sitting on Bray's knee, right in close on the sheep mask.
Recap of Bray and the choir singing to Cena in the ring. Then all the kids around the ring wearing the masks, and the one sitting on Bray's lap.
King says that this was so shocking and disturbing, and he's been there a long time. All the announcers agree that they're creeped out by Bray.
Tag Team Championship Match – Usos (c) vs RybAxel
Usos to the ring. RybAxel out to face them.
Axel in Jimmy's face talking smack. They lock up and muscle around. The announcers talk about how great RybAxel is right now. Chops to Axel, then shoulder block for two.
Ryback tags in and pushes Jimmy's head. Back and forth between them. Jimmy slammed down, and Ryback calls him, "Stupid!" Jey tags in and they double team Ryback, and Axel when he comes in to help. Flying Usos onto RybAxel. Jey is left holding his ankle on the bottom of the ramp, and not getting to his feet. Jimmy to his side.
Ryback up on the second ropes. He lands on Jimmy who is working the ring as his brother is being checked over by the doctor. They replay the flying Usos, but nothing looks really odd about how he landed. Axel is on Jimmy in the ring as the fans chant for the Usos. Jimmy telegraphs and is kicked for it. Axel on Jimmy for two.
Jey is on the apron, ready to tag in, but should he be tagged in. Ryback tags in and pins Jimmy twice, both for two. Jimmy elevated, and both Ryback and Axel climb. Jimmy fights back with blows and head butts. Ryback knocked down, and then Axel lands on his partner. Jimmy crawls to his brother and tags in. Jey off the top onto Axel for two. Jey on Axel with blows, then kicks Ryback in the face. Samoan drop. Bum slam in the corner on Axel, but Jey only gets two for it.
Both slow to their feet and Ryback with a blind tag. Spinebuster on Jey for a long two. A superkick on Ryback for a long two. Chops to Ryback, but then Jey into a clothesline. Ryback lifts Jey, but Jey reverses shell shocked for two!
Axel tags in, Ryback eats another superkick, and Jimmy tags in and comes off the corner for three.
Winners – Usos (10:58)
Video recap of the high points of the match.
Adam Rose on his Exotic Express.
Heyman and Cesaro talking backstage.
Heyman – I'm disappointed in RVD. He's an original Paul Heyman Guy. You think anybody would have risked their reputation like I did for RVD. He got under my skin, and the last guy who did that was Taker, and look what happened to me. I'm not offended by what RVD said about me, he's 100% right, I'm a liar, a conniver, ruthless, and completely uninhibited in my unethical in my approach to business, but I take my clients to the top.
Cesaro – That's all I needed to hear.
Later Steph will be here to publicly apologize to Daniel Bryan, and here's why. Video of the opening segment of RAW last week. Steph on mic with Bryan and Brie, but then Kane came out and beat Bryan down in a huge way.
The camera pans across Kane's mask in that glass case.
Sheamus vs O'Neil
Sheamus' music and he comes out, but then O'Neil attacks him from behind at the top of the ramp. Sheamus rolls down the ramp and O'Neil is still all over Sheamus. Sheamus into the barricade and sells all the moves. Sheamus into the post. O'Neil rolls Sheamus into the ring, then on him with blows. The ref backs O'Neil off. The ref checks on Sheamus in a corner. The ref calls for the bell.
O'Neil all over Sheamus in a corner. The ref gets between O'Neil and Sheamus. The ref gets on O'Neil, and Sheamus with a brogue kick and the three.
Winner – Sheamus (0:36)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Sheamus still cannot stand, but O'Neil is prone on the mat, not moving.
Twitter war between Jackman and Ziggler was buried, but then Jackman and Sandow got into it on Twitter!
You need to BoLieve!
In Ring Segment
Ziggler – Thank you WWE 'Universe', you deserve that. This is my favorite time of year. It's getting a bit warmer, the bikinis are showing off the babes getting hotter, and the super heroes return to the big screen. Explosions, wall to wall action, but enough about my place on a Saturday night, I am talking about the newest X Men movie! Days of Future Past.
They go to a trailer of the movie.
Ziggler – WWE 'Universe', please, help me in welcoming back to Monday night RAW, Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman!
Jackman out slapping hands, signing on his way to the ring. He's all excited to be there. He hugs Ziggler in the ring.
Jackman – St. Louis! St. Louis! St. Louis!
Ziggler – How to work a crowd, buddy!
Jackman – I gotta tell you, it's good to be back on Monday night RAW. I loved hosting a few years back. You know why? I've done some big things in my career. The Oscars, Broadway, but I gotta tell you, this is one of the biggest, most exciting shows out there. Right here! Because of the fan, the intense action, the Superstar. Dolph, you know what I love? Anything can happen man, and something always does.
Ziggler – Funny you should mention that Hugh. Last time you were here, woo woo woo, you know it, something actually happened to me. This...
Video of Jackman punching Ziggler out from the apron.
Jackman – I wasn't going to bring it up.
Ziggler – I'll be honest, Swagger's kicked me harder than that. If you're going to get punched out, it might as well be by the most bad assed superhero on the planet. You got a RAW moment, and I got national exposure, and the WWE 'Universe' got a great moment in the ring.
Jackman – Shake on it?
Ziggler – Bury the hatchet buddy.
Ziggler raises Jackman's hand.
Evil villain music, and out comes Sandow wearing a masked hoodie and a cape – all red and purple.
Sandow – I am Magneto!
Ziggler – Serious bro?
Sandow – Master of magnetism, and I'm pleased to announce for the first time, that the greatest mastermind in cinema is being portrayed by somebody who is actually intelligent! I have come here tonight so that you, the inferior insects of the WWE 'Universe' an see me in all my greatness. Be quiet I'm not finished! I look and see all of you trembling at the sight of me.
Ziggler and Jackman are laughing and snorting in the ring. Sandow isn't impressed.
Sandow – But then I look in the ring, and see a blond halfwit, not trembling because of me, but trembling because he is star struck.
Sandow into the ring.
Sandow – I mean Dolph, you look ridiculous, stop shaking.
Jackman and Ziggler both laugh.
Jackman pointing at Ziggler – He looks ridiculous?
Ziggler – You tripped on your cape when you said that, by the way.
Sandow – This is not a joke. Now, Hugh, or, excise me, Wolverine. You're some kind of a mutant? That's what you're supposed to be?
Jackman – Yeah.
Sandow – Dolph, I'm not sure what that makes you, but you're out here acting your hair color, as per usual. (Ziggler actually bothered to bleach his roots for this.)
Ziggler – Super rad?
Sandow – Silence! So, tonight, the two of you will meet the same fate.
Jackman – What does that mean?
Ziggler – I don't know. I don't speak jive, I don't know.
"Knock him out!"
Sandow – Don't tell me what to do!
Ziggler and Jackman are about falling over themselves laughing.
Sandow – I am Magneto!
Jackman – Did you make your costume Magneto? Awesome costume, awesome. Serious, just. Love it, am I allowed to touch the cape. The zipper is awesome.
Sandow – You done?
Jackman – Just admiring it.
Sandow – You're finished.
Jackman – I'm done.
Sandow – We're not going to be hearing more from Wolverine?
Jackman – I'm good.
Sandow – You're exactly right! Behold, the power of magnetism. You will not say another word.
Ziggler steps up to say something as Sandow is getting into character.
Jackman – Dolph, it's alright. I've faced the real Magneto, this guy does not measure up.
Sandow – Silence!
Jackman – Okay.
Sandow – Behold the power of magnetism!
Sandow reaches at Jackman, but then the mic in Jackman's hand is being pulled to Sandow. Jackman's hand is being pulled to Sandow who is reaching for the mic.
Jackman – I can't control it! No, it's not!
Jackman throws the mic at Sandow's chest and lands a hip toss. Zig-zag on Sandow and then Ziggler and Jackman hug. They raise arms, then pose in corners, laughing like crazy. They continue to pose, and off comes Ziggler's shirt to pose more.
Evolution reformed last week on RAW and took out an already destroyed The Shield. On Smackdown Evolution came out looking spiffy, but then The Shield came out. All the heels backed Evolution, got between Evo and The Shield again. They worked their way through the 11 they were supposed to face on Smackdown. Swagger, then Fandango, and half the team was taken out before the match. Sandow ended up all alone taking a spear in the ring, then Ryback with a triple power bomb.
Swagger vs Cesaro
Swagger to the ring with Zeb in tow. Video of Zeb and Heyman debating on Smackdown. It devolved to old men pushing each other around.
Heyman – My name is Paul Heyman. (heat) That's not the affirmation I'm seeking from you. You're buying into this advocate, agent, manager persona too much. I'm just a father of two small children at home. They think I'm jovial at home. They think I'm likeable. They think I'm funny. I really am a funny guy. So let's start this over again in 3-2-1. (HEAT) I'll prove it to you, a little out of character. I'm going to tell you a joke. Ready? Knock, knock...
Heyman – Mike!
Heyman – Mi-klient, Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania! Mike. You get it, my client? WrestleMania. No? Is this thing on? Hello? Okay. I'll never mention the streak again. (pop) However, my client, Cesaro, won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania to which I give to you, the next top tier talent in WWE, the Swiss Superman, the King of Swing, Cesaro!
Cesaro out to come to the ring with Heyman to face Swagger.
Swagger behind Cesaro, takes him down. Cesaro up and they muscle around. Gut wrench on Swagger. Cesaro then grabs on and lands another gut wrench. Swagger out, so Cesaro out landing a double ax handle on Swagger. Cesaro into the barricade, then rolled in by Swagger for two.
Cesaro ends up shoulder first to the post. Swagger with a clothesline for two.
Double chicken wing on Cesaro on the mat. Cesaro up, takes a knee to the gut, but then comes back with an upper cut. Swagger takes Cesaro down for two.
Cesaro avoids Swagger, then lands a snap suplex. Cesaro pulls Swagger up, but then Zeb pulls Cesaro's foot. Heyman grabs Zeb's mustache from behind and Cesaro with a bridging suplex on Swagger for three.
Winner – Cesaro (3:11)
Heyman into the ring and raises Cesaro's arm. Swagger and Zeb on the ramp yelling smack back at them.
Recap of Cena in the cage and Bray singing with the choir.
Cena walking along, holding his cap in his hands and Renee up to him.
Renee – John, if I could get your reaction to what we all just saw out there.
Cena looks quite uncomfortable, thinks, then walks away.
Another shot of Kane's mask in the case.
Cody w/ Goldust vs ADR
The Brotherhood and ADR in the ring. Video of Cody losing to the Usos, and then Cody elbows Goldust in the face out of frustration.
ADR with blows on Cody from behind. Cody on ADR, but ADR comes back with kicks and a suplex for two on Cody.
Cody fights back, slams ADR to the mat for two. Cody takes ADR down. Arm hold on ADR, back him into a corner. ADR comes out with blows. ADR with a blow to Cody's head. Facelock on Cody on the mat. Blow to Cody's head, but then Cody fights back with a drop kick on ADR. Tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Cody for two.
Facelock on Cody on the mat. Goldust tries to get chants for his brother. Cody fights back, kicks ADR in the but, but Cody off the top into a right. Kick to Cody head, then the cross arm breaker, and Cody waits a bit, but then taps out.
Winner – ADR (3:38)
Goldust to his brother's side, but he's punched away. Cody up the ramp with Goldust following looking like a kicked puppy.
Cesaro and Heyman talking off mic, right up close.
Rusev vs Woods
Lana out, and introduces Rusev. R-Truth and Woods are already ringside.
Drop kick on Rusev from Woods, but Rusev grabbed hair and fought back. Woods slammed to the mat. Lana tells Rusev to crush, and he's about to lock on the accolade, but R-Truth up and attacks.
Winner – Rusev via DQ (0:41)
Woods and R-Truth all over Rusev who ends up outside the ring. Lana stops Rusev from getting back into the ring. Lana and Rusev up the ramp as R-Truth and Woods in the ring seething.
Tomorrow is World Wish Day. Cena granted wishes 402, 403, and 404 today. They got to video of Cena granting these wishes to these brave little kids. The kids are all in the front row.
Renee – Tonight you have the opportunity to become #1 contender to the IC Championship if you secure victory over Bad News Barrett. What's your mindset going into tonight's match?
RVD – Renee, I've held the IC Title six times, and seven is my lucky number. Barrett likes to deliver bad news, but tonight he's going to receive some from Rob Van Dam!
Zeb – Excuse me Mr. Van Dam, I have something I need to ask you. It just occurred to me that we have something in common. We have a common enemy, and that's Paul Heyman. Sometimes common enemies make for spectacular alliances, so I have a proposition for you. Since you don't like him, and I can't stand the ground he walks on, I suggest we combine our resources, work together, and get rid of our common enemy. Agree.
RVD – Thanks for the offer, but I have, what do you call it? A mind of my own. So, thanks for the offer but, I don't need to join anyone, I just need to continue being RVD! Thanks anyway.
Zeb and Swagger talking off mic.
Los Matadores vs 3MB
All members of both teams are in the ring.
McIntyre on Diego, but Diego comes back with a drop kick, and then head scissors. McIntyre comes back, and Slater tags in. Blows to Diego, then kicks. Diego with a slingshot back elbow for two.
Fernando tags in and comes in over the top. Slater whipped, but elevates Fernando who shoulder stands in the corner and comes back at him. Slater on the mat as Mahal gets a low blow keeping Hornswoggle and El Torito apart outside. Then a drop kick to Mahal. Diego out stop them and Slater takes out Fernando for three.
Winners – 3MB (2:18)
Hornswoggle tries to fly at Los Matadores, but then move and Hornswoggle eats floor. Back in the ring, then El Torito off the top lands on Slater and McIntyre who are there to take out McIntyre.
In Ring Segment
Steph the ring in a black dress with nude darts that look like open segments in the dress, without showing any skin.
Video recap of Kane's attack on Bryan last week on RAW.
Steph – What happened last week was a senseless tragedy. I tried to stop Kane, but the demon is unstoppable. Daniel, I'd like the opportunity to make this up to you, if you could please come out here.
Steph – Daniel, the 'Universe' wants you to come out here, please come out here.
Bryan out in a soft collar, Brie by his side leading the "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" chants, wearing the "YES!" hoodie. Bryan looks pissed. "Daniel Bryan!" chants fill the arena.
Bryan – You know Steph, I almost believed you when you said you wanted Kane to stop. I almost believed you that you truly wanted him to stop. I almost believed you, but everyone knows that you're full of crap.
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Steph – Alright, I've earned that. I don't blame you for thinking I'm disingenuous Daniel. But I need for you to understand, let's get honest. Trip and I never wanted you to be WWE WHC, it's no secret. I'm telling you the truth. We went to great lengths to stop you. Our emotions ran high, they got a little out of control.
Bryan – They ran a little high? You emotions ran a little high? How do you think my wife felt with all the things you did. How do you think my wife felt when you slapped me across the face? How do you think my wife felt when your husband put my head in a bucket of water and you yelled, drown him? She felt a lot of emotions, but I told her to not do anything, and she respects me and knows I can do it on my own.
Steph – And you did, you did it on your own, and you became WWE WHC. Now all I was trying to do was give my DOO a back bone. I wanted to give you a credible opponent at Extreme Rules. He became the demon and he went way too far. Brie, I know what it feels like to have your husband stretchered out of an arena. I've ridden with Hunter in ambulances, and slept by his hospital bed. It's no way for a wife to see her husband, and through all of that, I want to say to both of you, on behalf of my entire family, I'm sorry. I apologize for everything. Unleashing the demon, for what Kane did. For unleashing the heartache. I'm truly sorry.
"NO!" "NO!" "NO!"
Bryan – I think the audience agrees with me when I think you're still full of crap.
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Steph – Well, then Daniel, I don't know how else to prove it. Unless you Come to the ring and look me in my eyes and see if I can convince you otherwise.
Bryan – Come down there and look you in your eyes.
Steph – Yes.
Bryan – What do you think I'm going to see in those eyes? You know what I'm going to see? I'm still going to see a liar. I know that at the snap of your fingers you can have Kane come out here and attack me. You can have him do something to my wife, but let me tell you something. My head hurts, bad. I can't move my neck, but I have never, ever, ever, ever given up, okay! My doctor cleared me for Extreme Rules and I will be there, because I know what you think. You think that Kane is going to take me out. But I promise you this, if he takes me down, I'm taking him down with me, straight to hell.
Steph – Truth me told, I don't know where Kane is, I haven't seen him tonight, but I know his mask has been locked up in my office. While, Daniel you can't compete until Extreme Rules, Brie can. I've thought of an opportunity to make it up to you, because I can think of nothing better than the two of you side by side, holding hands in this ring, both as Champion. Tamina Snuka will be facing the Divas Champion at Extreme Rules. But who will be Diva Champion, will it be Paige, or will it be you Brie, because you're facing Paige in this ring for the Divas Championship.
Bryan – If you think I'm going to let Brie walk down there alone, you're crazy.
Steph – Daniel, I'm cool if you come down with Brie. That's great, that's awesome. You're supporting your wife, and I support that. Brie, I hope your ready, because your match starts now.
Brie to the ring with a pissed looking Bryan in tow.
Backstage, the case is there, but Kane's mask is missing.
Divas Championship Match – Paige (c) vs Brie
They lock up. Paige to the ropes. Paige pushes out. Side headlock takeover on Brie. Brie to head scissors on Paige on the mat. Drop kick on Paige for two. Back kick from Paige, then Paige yells and tosses Brie by her hair. Paige stomps Brie in a corner. Brie up and into a suplex from Paige for two.
Brie into the second rope, then knees to her face from the apron. Paige in and brought down by Brie. Running knee on Paige. Brie up, but Paige climbs, sets up Brie and lands a superplex!
Fire erupts and Bryan steps to the bottom of the ramp. Both Divas on the mat, and then a gloved hand comes out of the mat. Kane up and grabs Brie's ankle. Bryan on Kane with blows. Bryan tosses off and Kane out, stalking Brie across the ring. Kane grabs Brie's ankle, but Bryan with a wrench to Kane between the eyes. Bryan to Brie as Kane sits up. Brie flees as Bryan eats a huge chokeslam. Brie back into the ring. Kane grabs her ankle and drops back into the ring, dragging Brie. Brie gets free of Kane and flees the ring to Bryan's side. The doctor and a couple refs with Bryan and Brie. Kane calls fire from all four and laughs.
Recap of Kane coming out of the ring to attack Bryan and Brie.
Bryan is getting checked over with Brie by his side. Steph comes in.
Steph (tears in her voice) – I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. I didn't know that was going to happen. I don't blame you if you don't believe me. Is Bryan going to be able to compete at Extreme Rules?
Bryan – I will be at Extreme Rules, and you will regret dragging my wife into this.
Steph – I'm just so sorry. I'm so sorry.
Brie – Get out! You bitch!
They talk about Brie stepping up and how much emotion is flying. JBL says Steph can't control Kane. Cole then goes to the opening of the show with Cena in the cage and Bray singing with the kids. They show video clips of what went down.
Renee – I just got word that John is ready to conduct an interview. (Cena comes out of his dressing room.) John...
Cena – First things first, Renee, I'm sorry. I didn't know what to think about seeing the childrens choir in sheep masks, it just didn't sit well with me. But it proves me right about Bray, he will go to great lengths to manipulate and send his message. More importantly, I was wrong about something tonight, and I'm so glad I was. I was so caught up in Bray's mind games, and came out tonight on RAW and thought the 'Universe' had turned their backs on me, but I was wrong. They were having fun with their chants. There was noise, which is passion and excitement. There was hope, and hope is fight, and nobody knows fight like John Cena. "We, the people!", this Sunday, the mind games stop. I'm putting an end to this message. I got special plans for Bray this Sunday. I'm going to buy him a mule. That's right, a donkey, a full grown burrow, pay top dollar for it, he can teach it to sing, we can call it Glutious. He can bring it to the ring. Him and his new donkey friend can walk to the age. I hope he remembers his donkey, because if he doesn't, an uncomfortable moment for Wyatt, they're going to be singing his song! He's got the whole world, in his hands. But this will be the last time he has the whole world in his hands, because he'll have my fist in his face, and my boot in his ass!
Bad News Barrett
The pedestal raises, and Barrett is in his ring gear, but where the podium is, in front of his trunks, he looks mostly naked up there!
Barrett – RVD thinks he's about to beat me to be the #1 contender for the IC Championship. Well Rob, I'm afraid I've got some bad news! See, WWE slogan is – Then. Now. Forever. RVD's slogan should simply be 'then', because then is the last time RVD was in any way relevant. I was back in England wearing diapers the last time RVD won the IC Championship. After I'm finished with him this evening, he'll be back in diapers, drinking his meals through a straw, all because of me, BNB!
IC #1 Contender Tournament Finals – Barrett vs RVD
They lock up and RVD backed to a corner. Clean break. Arm bar on Barrett. Barrett with blows to get free. Dueling chants for the wrestlers. RVD behind Barrett, and elbow to RVD. RVD with a drop toe hold, then side headlock takeover. Big E watching backstage on a monitor. RVD pulls down the ropes and Barrett outside. Baseball slide on Barrett, then moonsault off the apron, barely catching Barrett. Barrett rolled in, RVD on him for two.
Side headlock on the mat. Barrett up, knock RVD to the floor. Barrett out, grabs RVD and tosses him into the barricade. RVD eats announce, then RVD rolled in at seven. Barrett gets two on RVD.
Barrett with blows on RVD, but RVD back with a kick, then rolls Barrett up with his legs for two. RVD whipped, but ends up getting kicked in the ribs. RVD outside as Barrett showboats.
Facelock on RVD on the mat. RVD struggles, but makes it look lame. RVD up, elbows free. Blows on Barrett. Barrett reverses into winds of change for two on RVD.
Barrett off the ropes with a terrible elbow for two. Blows on RVD, then RVD eats corner. Barrett chokes RVD with his foot in a corner. Neck breaker through dueling chants for two. Back to the facelock on RVD on the mat. Barrett changes it to wrenching RVD's arms back, a knee in RVD's back. Back to the facelock, but RVD up and elbows free. RVD manages to roll Barrett up for two.
A kick to Barrett's jaw, but Barrett avoids rolling thunder. RVD holds Barrett's foot and kicks Barrett. Cesaro to the apron, Swagger pulls him off and they fight out there. RVD is distracted, but then RVD ducks Barrett. Rolling thunder on Barrett. RVD up top. Cesaro up to knock RVD off. RVD kicks Cesaro off, but when he comes off the corner, Barrett gets his knees up. Bull hammer on RVD for three.
Winner – Barrett (11:24)
Barrett celebrates up the ramp. Cesaro is in and stomps RVD. Heyman outside the ring watching. Swagger is there, attacks Cesaro, lands his own gut wrench on Cesaro. "We, the people!" Swagger then attacks RVD. Zeb is also out there. RVD comes back with his thrust kick. RVD up top and flies across the ring with a 5 star frog splash! RVD staggers from the ring as Zeb and Swagger regroup by announce, Heyman outside the ring, Cesaro in the ring. Video recap of the high points of the match.
They explain how Extreme Rules is being shown through the WWE Network and local cable providers. They go to video of The Shield taking out their opponents for later in the show. They took out half of their opponents before the match, then in the ring The Shield dominated. Sandow got a spear, and Ryback got a triple power bomb.
Ambrose – The clock is ticking for Evolution, Extreme Rules, The Shield is going to expose the fact that evolution has passed you by. The hounds of justice are going to do what we always do, we're going to take you apart, chew you up, and spit you out.
Rollins – Evolution is all about control. All about power. They like to flaunt their Rolex watches, ride around in their long limos, and wear very expensive suits, because they believe that they are symbols of power. Well, they're not. They are just things that small men do to make themselves feel bigger about themselves. This (fist) is power, true power, the new symbol of excellence and we prove it every single night we step in the ring. When the three of you finally get the guts to face us, you're going to find out what true power is.
Reigns – For years now, Randy Orton says he's the future. But from where I'm standing, he looks more like the past. This here (fist) this is today. Tomorrow. This is the future. Believe that. And believe in The Shield.
Ambrose will be facing RybAxel and ADR in a 3 On 1 Handicap Match on Smackdown this week.
Orton vs Reigns
Evolution's music and Trip, in his power suit, leads Orton and a suited Batista out. Into the ring and Orton poses.
Trip – Friday The Shield took out 11 guys. A part of me feels I should be mad, but I'm not. I'm impressed. The Shield are starting to remind me of someone. Oh yeah, us. The Shield is starting to remind me of us.
Orton – Yeah, Hunter, but The Shield thinks they're the new Evo, and there's a problem with that.
Batista – The problem is, we're still here. They'll never be us, never.
Trip – See, the thing is The Shield, I brought you into this world, and we're the three guys who are going to take you out of it. On Sunday you will adapt, or, I promise you, you will perish.
The Shield out through the crowd. Ambrose leads them, then Rollins, and Reigns brings up the rear. Trip and Batista stay in the ring, staring as The Shield gets in the ring. The ref between them all, tells the rest to leave, but then, "Wooooo!" Flair's music hits to such little reaction that I'm in shock. The fans are there, but nothing like I'd expect for Flair. Flair into the ring, hugs to Orton, Trip, and Batista. Evo are all smiles.
Flair – Is this St.Louis, Missouri? Have I ever been here before? I have, and I've had a lot of fun, thank you. I'm here to tell the world that it's great being in the ring with men who exude what this business is all about! Dominance! I ran for years with the Four Horsemen, ran up and down the road, we ran wild. But we controlled the marketplace. We styled, wooooo, and we profiled! The same can be said for Evolution. Good lord Dave, I miss seeing you out on Saturday nights. You too buddy (Orton). You (Trip) were always home eating a rib eye. You know I have seen everything come full circle. The word greatness comes full circle. Tonight I'm surrounded with Superstars who exemplify power, style, and grace. But what I'm talking about now, is The Shield!
Flair shakes hands with Rollins, then Reigns, then Ambrose.
Flair leaves the ring and leaves Evo shocked and shaking their heads!
Orton rushes Reigns, but eats blows. Reigns all over Orton, but Orton back with head butts. Blows back and forth. Reigns tosses out. Orton out and they exchange blows. Kicks to Orton as the fans don't make a sound. Reigns blocks Orton, lands his own suplex outside the ring. The fans are in awe of Flair siding with The Shield. In to break the count, then Orton fights back, sends Reigns into the stairs. Orton taunts The Shield, and Trip over to guard Orton. Reigns eats stairs again, then sent in. Orton gets one in there.
Orton on Reigns' hair, then a facelock on the mat. Reigns up to his feet and punches out. Orton clotheslines Reigns from the ring. Orton reaches out, pulls Reigns up, pulls him in, but Reigns avoids the DDT. Orton on Reigns with blows, then whips Reigns, but Reigns comes out with a huge clothesline. Reigns runs the ropes into another clothesline. Clothesline on Orton in a corner. Orton hangs on the bottom rope, so Reigns out for his running kick. Reigns into the ring, but Trip pulls Reigns' leg. Orton on Reigns with a back breaker and the fight breaks out outside the ring. Ambrose on Trip, Batista and Rollins. Ambrose across announce. Superman punch in the ring to Orton! Reigns out and starts punching Batista and Trip.
No Contest (4:44)
The three of them on Reigns, take him down. Batista pulls Ambrose over announce, then bouncing him on the table. Orton bounces Ambrose. Reigns into the stairs by Trip. Rollins into the barricade. Orton throws Ambrose into Batista and a spine buster on the floor. Trip sends Rollins into the post. Orton poses to a little hometown pop. Evo stalks over and around The Shield. Off comes Trip's shirt. Ambrose tossed into the ring. Then Reigns into the ring. Orton stomps his way around Reigns. A kick to Ambrose's ribs from Orton. Batista stomps Reigns. Ambrose struggles to his feet and Trip takes him down. Trip sets up for the pedigree, but Reigns off the top. Ambrose and Rollins fight back. Batista out, then Orton out, so Trip takes Reigns' spear! Rollins motions, and they start setting up Trip, but Orton and Batista with chairs. They're taken out, but Trip flees in the process.
Evo on the bottom of the ramp, Trip selling his ribs from the spear, and The Shield in the ring ready to fight some more!
Bray singing with the choir