Hope you enjoy RAW.
April 14th, 2014
Bridgeport, Connecticut – Webster Bank Arena
Monday Night RAW opens with Michael Cole welcoming the viewers to the show. 'Time To Play The Game' can be heard starting to play in the background and Triple H recieves a huge ovation in his hometown. Triple H does his entrance and grabs a microphone from ringside. Before he can speak, the crowd are chanting 'Triple H'.
In a opening video, various highlights from last week's RAW are shown.
TRIPLE H: It feels great to be in my hometown of CONNECTICUT tonight. *The crowd cheer*
TRIPLE H (con't): I've had a lot of battles in my career with the likes of Steve Austin, The Rock and The Undertaker. I've done everything you can possibly do in the WWE and accomplished everything I would want too in this business. At WrestleMania I was defeated by The Shield and I'm not going to lie, it dropped my confidence a bit. I was with two of the greatest stars ever in Batista and Randy Orton and arguably one of the greatest stables in WWE history, Evolution and we still could not get the job done. I guess what I'm trying to say is if The Shield think they're so tough then why don't they come and face me in this ring..RIGHT NOW.
Has Triple H gone crazy?
I understand what Triple H is trying to do, but it isn't wise. The Shield aren't the type to sort problems out verbally.
The Shield's music hits and they make their way through the crowd. Triple H can be seen watching them in the middle of the ring like a hawk. As The Shield are making their way down to the ring, Triple H grabs a Sledgehammer which temporarily halts The Shield but they keep making their way towards Triple H. As they are surrounding Triple H in the ring, Randy Orton runs out to aid Triple H. The Shield make their way in to the ring and they all begin to brawl. Orton and Triple H manage to get the upperhand and knock Reigns and Rollins out of the ring, Triple H almost hits Ambrose with the sledgehammer but he quickly makes his way out of the ring. Orton and Triple H watch them like a hawk. The Shield look like they are about to walk off when suddenly Orton hits an RKO on Triple H.
The crowd is in complete shock and go completely silent and then start booing. The Shield are as shocked as the crowd and they make their way out of the arena in confusion. Randy stands over Triple H laughing at the Connecticut crowd. Randy kneels down and looks at Triple H who is unconscious and continues to laugh. Orton makes his way out of the arena to a chorus of boos.
Guys, what the hell did we just see? I thought they were friends? What does this mean, why did Orton do this?
There's clearly some unfinished business between them both.
I'm in complete shock.
The camera is at the announce table with Cole, Regal and JBL.
Welcome back, before the commercial break we saw Orton hit Triple H with an RKO. (Highlights are shown of the incident) We thought they were good friends and they even teamed together at WrestleMania, why do you think Orton did this John?
I know Randy Orton and he wouldn't do this without a reason, I guess we'll get our answer when Orton wants to explain his actions.
Explain his actions, John? Triple H is his friend, well was his friend. You don't RKO your friend because you feel like it, you sort your problems out together, not take it in to your own hands. There was no need for what Orton did.
Quit your whining Regal. Sometimes, some problems can't be solved verbally, for example I will never like Michael Cole.
We cut to a backstage segment with Edge and suddenly Christian walks in to the room. *The crowd cheer heavily at this* the two hug.
It's really good to see you, Edge.
It's good to see you're back in good shape.
I'm ready to go and I want a match tonight. I don't care who it's with, I just want a match.
Well you're in luck. Tonight we're going to be holding a Battle Royal to determine a number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship. They will face Ryback tonight on RAW, think you're up for that?
I'm more ready than ever.
The camera cuts back to announce table with Cole, Regal and JBL.
You think Christian will be able to win the Battle Royal tonight John?
He seems to be in pretty good shape. It's definitely good to see him back, but I'm going to have to wait to see who else is in the Battle Royal first.
Also tonight, we've got Dolph Ziggler facing Sheamus in a Number One Contender's 2 out of 3 Falls match, the winner will face Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules.
These two always work well together.
Paige makes her way out to the ring and grabs a microphone from ringside. Paige issues an open challenge to any Diva out in the back.
As I basically demolished Kaitlyn on both RAW and SmackDown last week, I'm daring anybody to come out here and try to take this from me *No one comes out*..that's what I thought, nobody can take this title from me. I'm the most dominating Diva in WWE History and you all wish you were as good as me. I- (Paige is interrupted)[/I]
Kaitlyn's music hits and she makes her way to the ring with a mic in her hand whilst Paige sighs.
Woah, woah. Kaitlyn you've had your shot, I was issuing this challenge to any of the other Diva's on the roster, not YOU.
What's the matter Paige? You worried that you'll lose this time?
Kaitlyn rushes down to the ring and the two start to brawl. The referee rings the bell for the match to start.
Opening Match - Kaitlyn vs Paige - Diva's Championship - Singles Match
Paige starts out strong and manages to turn the tables in her favour. She begins to beat away on Kaitlyn and drags her by her hair to the turnbuckle. She then begins to frantically beat on Kaitlyn and the referee soon has to break it up. Kaitlyn begins to fight her way out and delivers a shoulder block to Paige. Kaitlyn begins to stomp on Paige in the center of the ring and goes to the top rope, which is usually not seen. Kaitlyn attempts to go for a move on Paige from the top rope but Paige quickly makes her way over to the turnbuckle and suplexes Kaitlyn to the ring, she then goes for the three count but fails.
Both women make their way back up and start to brawl in the center of the ring. Kaitlyn pulls Paige's hair and throws her to the ring aggressively. She then goes for the three count but fails. Kaitlyn begins to signal to the crowd that she's going to go for a finisher. Kaitlyn attempts to go for the fireman's carry gutbuster but Paige fights out and delivers a Paige Turner to Kaitlyn and finishes the match. Paige screams "NOBODY CAN BEAT ME!" to Kaitlyn as she is dazed in the center of the ring.
Paige makes her way out of the arena with an evil grin on her face holding up the Divas Championship.
Match #2 - Battle Royal to Determine the Number One Contender for the IC Championship
Ryback makes his way to ringside to observe the Battle Royal. It is a 15 Man Battle Royal and the following people come out: Christian, Evan Bourne, Drew McIntyre, Primetime Players, Team Rhodes Scholars, John Morrison, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Wade Barrett.
The Battle Royal starts out fast-paced. Everyone is brawling. Darren Young is quickly eliminated by Cody Rhodes. Christian and Cody Rhodes begin to brawl in the center of the ring, Sandow comes to break this up and begins to brawl with Christian. Christian attempts to eliminate Sandow but Sandow hangs on and Rhodes attempts to eliminate Christian but fails. Evan Bourne manages to eliminate Drew McIntyre. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd work together at the turnbuckle to eliminate Titus O'Niel. Wade Barrett then comes over strong and manages to eliminate Justin Gabriel. Kidd manages to save himself and starts brawling with Barrett, they both attempt to eliminate each other but fail.
Christian manages to eliminate Wade Barrett after Barrett rushes to him and tries to eliminate him. Damien Sandow attempts to eliminate Sin Cara, but Cara uses his quickness to avoid this and manages to eliminate Sandow. However, Rhodes then quickly eliminates Cara.
Christian, Cody Rhodes, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Tyson Kidd, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth remain. Christian and Cody continue to brawl in the center of the ring and keep trying to eliminate each other various times. Mysterio eventually breaks this up and sets Rhodes up for the 619 and hits it. However, Mysterio isn't watching his back and John Morrison manages to eliminate him. Morrison then also eliminates R-Truth. Kofi attempts to get Morrison eliminated but Bourne manages to eliminate Kingston.
Christian, Cody Rhodes, Evan Bourne, Tyson Kidd and John Morrison remain. The five men look at each other, Christian and Cody begin to brawl again, Evan also gets involved in this. Christian and Evan bourne try to work together to eliminate Cody but Cody hangs on. Tyson Kidd sneaks up on Evan Bourne and eliminates him but then Kidd ends up being eliminated by Rhodes. John Morrison tries to eliminate Rhodes but fails. Rhodes is attempting to eliminate Morrison when Christian sneaks up on Rhodes and attempts to eliminate him. Christian fails. Cody manages to eliminate Morrison and we are left with Christian and Cody Rhodes. Christian and Rhodes begin to brawl in the center of the ring and after a back and fourth contest Chrstian manages to eliminate Rhodes to win the Battle Royal. Ryback stares at Christian as it fades to Commercial Break.
'Here To Show The World' hits and Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring and grabs a Microphone from ringside.
So, tonight as you probably know already I'm facing Sheamus in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls match, the winner will face Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules. I don't even know why this match is happening tonight. It should be me facing Bryan anyway. Both of his wins at RAW and WrestleMania were just him getting lucky. Bryan is scared to face me again because he knows, I'll get that title back. I mean, tonight I'm facing Sheamus, this is the guy who's been on a losing streak for the past few months and if he did pick up a pin during that time it was just him getting lucky. What the hell did Sheamus do to deserve to be a Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Yeah, he got a win on me on SmackDown but that's one win and what that automatically gives him this match? Well you know what I think that-
Before Ziggler can continue speaking, Daniel Bryan's music hits and he comes out to a huge crowd pop. Bryan stands on the stage with a microphone in hand.
Ziggler, I'd just like to let you know that Sheamus is going to kick your ass tonight whether you like it or not. He did it on SmackDown and he will do it again tonight. If by some miracle you do win that match tonight, then get ready to lose at Extreme Rules. This title is with me now and it's staying with me. If you don't like that then you should probably challenge for a Mid-Card title instead, more your style.
This angers Ziggler and he screams at Bryan to come down to the ring. Bryan runs down to the ring and the two have an intense brawl. Bryan shoves Ziggler in to the turnbuckle and begins to kick him repeatedly shouting 'Yes!" Ziggler fights out but Bryan manages to knock him out of the ring. As Ziggler is making his way up, Bryan dives out of the ring with a flying headbutt to Ziggler. Bryan gets back up and celebrates to the crowd who cheer. Bryan makes his way out of the arena and he picks up the World Title from the stage. Bryan has an intense staredown on the stage with a dazed Ziggler who looks like he's wants to fight with Bryan some more. Bryan walks out and this angers Ziggler.
Match #3 - Ryback vs Christian - Intercontinental Championship - Singles Match
Ryback and Christian both make their way out to the ring. Ryback starts off strong delivering several blows to Christian and knocking him down. Ryback then Irish Whips Christian to the turnbuckle and begins to beat on him some more. Christian begins to fight back against Ryback and manages to get the big man down. However, this doesn't last for long as Ryback gets back in control and delivers a spinebbuster to Christian. As a dazed Christian is making his way back up, Ryback goes for the ShellShock and almost hits it but Christian manages to worm his way out
Christian tries to go for the Killswitch but Ryback fights out of it and suplexes Christian and he then goes for the meathook and hits it. Ryback goes for the three count but Christian kicks out at two. Frustration can be seen building on Ryback's face as he continues to beat on Christian and goes for several failed pin attempts. Christian begins to fight back but Ryback keeps knocking him down and changing it to his favour. The crowd is booing Ryback heavily and he turns his attention to the crowd momentarily and shouts "RYBACK RULES!", Christian can be seen setting up for the spear and the crowd cheer. Christian goes for the spear but Ryback manages to dodge him and Christian goes in to the turnbuckle. Ryback yells "STUPID!" at Christian and shoves him out the ring.
Ryback irish whips Christian in to the barricade and continues to talk trash to the crowd. Christian begins to make his comeback and hits several blows on Ryback. Christian surprisingly irish whips Ryback in to the barricade and the bigman is down. As a dazed Ryback gets back up Christian hits the Killswitch on Ryback and begins to build momentum, the crowd cheer at this. Christian gets back in the ring and Ryback almost gets counted out but makes it back in just before the ten count. Ryback begins to lose it and gets back out of the ring and grabs a steel chair from under the ring. Ryback repeatedly hits Christian with the steel chair and the referee stops the match. Christian wins via DQ but Ryback keeps his title. Ryback walks out of the arena laughing at the crowd who boo him heavily. Christian is hurt in the middle of the ring.
We cut to a backstage segment and Edge approaches Ryback.
Hey, what the hell was that out there?
I was handling business.
Next week on RAW you will defend your title against Christian and if you're counted out or disqualified you will lose the Championship, got it?
Ryback has an intense staredown with Edge and he looks like he's about to hit him but walks away.
MAIN EVENT - Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler - Number One Contender's 2 Out of 3 Falls Match
It's time for the huge Main Event, Sheamus and Ziggler both make their entrane. Sheamus starts out strong delivering several blows to Ziggler. Ziggler then starts to fight back and the two go back and fourth for a while. Sheamus shoves Ziggler in to the turnbuckle and then charges at him but misses. Ziggler pushes Sheamus to the turnbuckle and begins to beat on him frantically. Sheamus fights back and throws Ziggler over the ropes and delivers ten blows. Sheamus brings Ziggler back in to the ring and prepares to do the Brogue Kick as a dazed Ziggler is getting back up, Sheamus attempts to go for the Brogue Kick and misses. Ziggler sharply rushes behind Sheamus and delivers a Zig-Zag. The first fall goes to Ziggler.
Ziggler begins to show off to the crowd and begins shouting "I'M JUST TOO GOOD!" to them. Sheamus makes his way back up and the two continue to brawl. Sheamus delivers White Noise to Ziggler and again sets up for the Brogue Kick. Ziggler manages to miss it again and tries to go for another Zig-Zig. However, Sheamus anticpated the move and quickly turns the match in to this favour again. Sheamus hits a High Cross on Ziggler and once again goes for the Brogue Kick and this time hits it. Sheamus gains a fall. The falls stand at 1-1, the next person to get a fall will win the contest.
The crowd is highly in to this match and it is 50/50. Ziggler and Sheamus begin to brawl in the center of the ring. Ziggler gets Sheamus down and hits multiple Elbow Drops to Sheamus. Ziggler goes for the pin attempt but fails. Ziggler can be seen getting a little frustrated with Sheamus and he begins to frantically beat on Sheamus. Sheamus makes his way back in to the match and throws Ziggler out of the ring. Sheamus then irish whips Ziggler in to the barricade. Ziggler and Sheamus are fairly dazed. As the two men get back in to the ring, still brawling, Ziggler manages to hit a Zig-Zig. When it looks like it's about to be over, Sheamus kicks out at two and half. Ziggler begins to argue with the referee over this decision and Sheamus sneakily sets up for the Brogue Kick. However, Ziggler sees it coming and dodges the Brogue Kick. He then goes back to a tactic he used earlier in the match and sneaks behind Sheamus and delivers a Zig-Zig. Ziggler gains the second fall to win the match. Dolph Ziggler will face Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules.
What a battle, I can't wait for Extreme Rules.
It's going to be a memorable night for sure.
Suddenly Bryan sneaks out to the ring and delivers a sneak attack on Ziggler. Bryan stands over Ziggler laughing and signalling to the crowd that he will win at Extreme Rules.