April 28th, 2014
California; Los Angeles – Staples Center
John Cena's music hits and he makes his way to the ring with a Microphone in hand.
TONIGHT ON RAW: Will we see another confrontation between the WWE Champion CM Punk and John Cena? How more heated will things get between Christian and Ryback leading up to Extreme Rules? Plus, the stipulation for the United States Championship match between Rey Mysterio and Roman Reigns is revealed, all that and more on RAW!
: As you guys know I've not exactly been having the best past few months recently. I lost to the Undertaker at WrestleMania and I tapped out, that's not something I'm proud of. But, I have nothing to be ashamed of, I was facing The Undertaker for his legendary streak at WrestleMania, it wasn't going to be an easy job. I didn't go in to the match expecting it to be an easy job either. I gave it my all in that match and that's all that matters. I then lost to Punk the following night on RAW. It may look like I'm falling down but trust me I'm rising. I'm going to defeat all those men in the Championship Scramble at Extreme Rules and I will be once again the WWE Champion. That's not a statement, that's a promise.
Punk's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring, talking in the mic as he does so..
: Blah, blah, blah, blah. I'm sick of this Cena, you need to stop coming out here and making promises you cannot keep. It's so funny to see how confident you feel after ONE win. That's right John, only one. You're acting like you've just beaten the entire roster. I know and everyone else in this arena knows that your win on last Monday was a complete fluke. Don't event try to deny it John, I'm sick of you coming up with excuses for things you've done wrong. When I lose a match, I don't come up with excuses. I move on and I say to myself that I'll do better next time. That's not you John, you dwell on the past and I'm sick of your lies and they're sick of it too. Just do us all a favour John and go away.
: How can you talk about anybody else dwelling on the past, Punk? To this day, you still prance around talking about your 434 title reign. Fair enough, it was impressive. But we all know it was just luck that you held the title that long. You're scared Punk and you're scared because you know that your title is in danger at Extreme Rules. Each one of those men could end your title reign at Extreme Rules and you know it. Yeah, fair enough, I may dwell on the past about a few things but at least I never stop fighting. Whenever you lose, you just come out here and whine and blame it all on someone else but yourself. I've clearly said that I was responsible for my losing streak these past few months but I'm coming to change that at Extreme Rules.
: More and more excuses from you John, when will you ever stop? Why not just admit that you're just not good enough?
Suddenly Punk starts to attack Cena but Cena fights back and knocks Punk out of the ring. Punk grabs the WWE Championship and walks out of the arena smilng at Cena whilst holding up the championship.
Rey Mysterio's music hits and he makes his way out to the ring but before he can speak The Sheild's music hits but Roman Reigns is the only once to make an entrance. Both men are in the ring with Microphones. Edge makes his entrance and comes to the ring.
: So as you know we need to determine a stipulation for this match. I'm sure you both have your own ideas but I've decided on a stipulation for this match. You will be facing off in a Last Man Standing Match.
Edge walks off. Roman reigns laughs at this Stipulation whilst Mysterio looks slighly worried. Both men have an intense staredown.
We cut a backstage segment with Team Rhodes Scholars.
: We've gotta' win our matches tonight, we've can't afford to lose these matches. Extreme Rules is closely approaching and we need to build momentum.
: Yeah, I know. We need to concentrate tonight. Forget about everything else but your opponent. Don't lose it like last week Cody. You need to remain calm when under pressure, just concentrate on the match.
: Don't worry, I've got this..
Wade Barrett makes his entrance as does Cody Rhodes, Sandow comes to the ring with Cody.
Match #1 - Cody Rhodes/w Damien Sandow vs Wade Barrett - Singles Match
Rhodes starts off strong and shoves Barrett in to the turnbuckle, Cody is determined to win this match. Sandow can be heard encouraging Cody at ringside. Cody hits ten punches on Barrett and brings him from the turnbuckle. Rhodes goes for the three count but Barrett kicks out. Rhodes continues to beat away on Barrett and goes for the three count several times but fails. Rhodes makes his way to the to rope but Barrett begins to make his way back in to the match, Barrett slings Cody from the top rope and goes to the top rope himself. Barrett successfully performs a Diving Elbow Drop from the top rope. He goes for a pin but Rhodes kicks out at two. Barrett continues to stomp away on Rhodes but Rhodes keeps kicking out from pin attempts.
Barrett decides to bring Rhodes out of the ring. Barrett slams Rhodes in to the barricade as Sandow watches on closely. Barrett watches Sandow like a hawk and this leads to his downfall as Rhodes shoves him in to the barricade. Rhodes makes his way back in to the ring and Barrett almost gets counted out but makes it back in to the ring just in time. Rhodes tries to take advantage of Barrett but Barrett fights back and delivers Winds of Change to Rhodes. Barrett goes for the three count but Rhodes manages to kick out at two and a half! Barrett continues to beat away on Rhodes and goes to the turnbuckle once again. Barrett tries to hit the Diving Elbow Drop again but Rhodes scoots out of the way. Rhodes trys to take advantage and goes for the pin but Barrett kicks out. Sandow can be cheering to Cody that's he got this. Rhodes continues to beat away on Barrett and slings him to the turnbuckle.
Barrett fights back though but Rhodes counters with a dropkick. He once again goes for the three countt but Barrett kicks out at two. Rhodes is wondering what he has to do. He signals to the crowd that he's going for the disaster kick and shows signs of a face turn in this match. Barett manages to dodge the Disaster Kick and Rhodes gets back up dazed. Barrett hits the Bullhammer Elbow but Sandow starts to talk trash to Barrett. Barrett turns his attention to Sandow for too long and Rhodes does a roll up pin on Barrett. Barrett doesn't have enough left in him to kick out and Rhodes secures the win. Rhodes celebrates with Sandow as they exit the arena.
: What a match!
: I've got a lot of faith in these two heading in to Extreme Rules, I think they can do it.
: The Shield better start getting prepared. They've got a challenge on their hands.
Damien Sandow makes his entrance as does Sheamus, Sandow comes to the ring with Cody.
Match #2 - Damien Sandow/w Cody Rhodes vs Sheamus - Singles Match
Sheamus starts off strong against Sandow and isolates him in the corner of the ring. Sheamus shoulder barges Sandow several times at the turnbuckle and brings Sandow out to go for the three count, Sandow kicks out. Sheamus continues to beat away on Sandow. Sheamus goes to the other side of the ring and sets up for the Brogue Kick, Sandow manages to dodge it and Sheamus goes rushing in to the turnbuckle. Sandow quickly rolls Sheamus up but Sheamus fights out of it. Cody can be heard cheering Sandow on. Sandow keeps on top of Sheamus and goes for the Elbow of Disdain and hits it. However, Sheamus manages to kick out once again. Sandow begins to become frustrated with Sheamus. Rhodes tells Sandow to calm down and concentrate on the match. Sandow shoves Sheamus in to the turnbuckle but Sheamus fights out and starts to beat away on Sandow once again.
Sheamus hits White Noise on Sandow and once again sets up for the Brogue Kick. Cody can be heard screaming at Sandow not to get up. Sandow wisely gets out of the ring. Sheamus rushes out of the ring and the two begin to have a back and fourth brawl. Sandow aggressively throws Sheamus in to the turnbuckle and makes his way back in to the ring. Sheamus gets back in to the ring and Sandow continues to try and beat away on Sheamus but Sheamus counters it and hits the High Cross on Sandow. Sheamus goes for the three count but Sandow kicks out at two and a half. Sheamus wonders what he needs to do to put Sandow away. Sheamus grabs Sandow and shoves him over the ropes. Sheamus hits ten blows on Sandow and shoves him back in to the ring. Sheamus then hits the Battering Ram on Sandow. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Sandow surprisingly is able to dodge him. In a quick succession Sandow hits the Terminus to beat Sheamus, getting an upset win.
Sandow and Rhodes exit the arena with huge grins on their faces and they've gained huge momentum heading towards Extreme Rules.
We cut to a backstage segment with Josh Matthews and Roman Reigns.
: Please welcome my guest at this time, Roman Reigns. Next you're facing John Morrison, do you hope to build momentum heading towards Extreme Rules?
: Oh, don't you worry, I will build momentum. Some people still don't believe in The Shield and look how far we've been going? We've been together since Survivor Series 2012 and we're one of the most feared groups in WWE History. I'm not even worried about Morrison tonight, he can bring it.
: Thanks for your time.
Match #3 - John Morrison vs Roman Reigns - Singles Match
Before the match starts it is announced that CM Punk will take on Alberto Del Rio tonight. Which man will look best heading towards Extreme Rules in a couple of weeks? Plus, John Cena will face off against Randy Orton for the first time in a long time. Which men will build momentum?
Roman Reigns starts out strong and beats away on Morrison. Morrison keeps trying to make his way in to the match but is halted by Reigns. Reigns goes for the three count but Morrisons' determintation keeps him in the match. Roman Reigns Irish Whips Morrison but Morrison counters and hits a Corkscrew Neckbreaker on Reigns. Reigns kicks out before the three count. Morrison continues to beat away on Reigns but it isn't enough to keep the big man down. Reigns makes his way back in to the match and hits a devestating Powerbomb on Morrison. Reigns goes for the three count but Morrison kicks out again. Reigns Irish Whips Morrison agressively in to the turnbuckle. Reigns repteadly stomps Morrison at the turnbuckle and yells to the crowd "BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD."
Morrison fights his way out and delivers a European Uppercut to Reigns. Morrison goes for the three count but it's not enough to keep Reigns down. Morrison takes his eyes off Reigns and this becomes his downfall. Reigns hits another Powerbomb and waits for Morrison to get back up and hits a devestating spear securing the three count. Reigns makes his way out of the arena acting like that was easy.
After the match, Christian makes his way out to the ring to cut a promo.
: In a couple of weeks I'm in arguably one of the biggest matches of my career facing Ryback. I've never faced him before in a match quite like an Extreme Rules match so I don't know what to expect. But what I do know is that I'm winning that title at Extreme Rules. I don't care how tough Ryback might be it is nothing against my determination and will to win. The Intercontinental Championship needs to come home to me. I deserve it and I want it. It's been too long since I've held that title and--
Before Christian can continue speaking Ryback makes his way out of the ring still raged from Friday. Ryback isn't in the mood for talking. Christian tries to stand up to Ryback but Ryback aggressively slams in to him and hits a ShellShock. Ryback is booed by the crowd. Ryback makes his way to the outside of the ring and grabs a Ladder, Table and Chair from under the ring. He puts all of these in the ring. Christian is failing to make his way up. Ryback beats away on Christian with the Ladder. Ryback then traps Christian's foot in the Ladder and hits it frantically with a steel chair. Ryback sets up the table in the middle of the ring and powerbombs Christian through it. Christian is out and Ryback stands over his body laughing at the crowd. Ryback makes his way out of the arena proud of what he's done whilst the crowd boo him.
CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio make their entrance to the ring.
Match #4 - CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio - Singles Match
CM Punk starts off strong against Del Rio. Punk hits several kicks on Del Rio and goes for an early pin, Del Rio kicks out. Punk continues to work away on Del Rio and hits a tirl a whirl backbreaker, Punk goes for a diving elbow drop from the top rope but Del Rio is able to get out of the way. Del Rio begins to fight back against Punk and shoves him in to the turnbuckle, Del Rio beats away on Punk and it's clear that he's setting up for the enzuigiri. Del Rio hits the enzuigiri and goes for the three count but Punk is able to kick out. Del Rio signals to the crowd that he's going for the Cross Armbreaker. Before he can hit it Punk sets Del Rio up for the Go To Sleep but Del Rio fights out once again and this time gets the Cross Armbreaker in place, this is an intense moment but Punk manages to make it to the ropes. Del Rio continues to try and beat away on Punk but Punk counters with several kicks.
Punk hits several Backhand Chops and makes it to the turnbuckle with Del Rio, Punk hits several punches and kicks on Del Rio frantically and the referee has to pull him off several times. Del Rio begins to fight his way out of the corner but Punk continues to gain the upperhand. Punk hits the Go To Sleep on Del Rio but Del Rio is able to surprisingly kick out, this frustrates Punk. Punk begins to aggressively stomp away on Del Rio. Del Rio makes his way back up but Punk hits him with a Bulldog. Punk goes for the three count once again but Del Rio kicks out. Punk does his singnature Go To Sleep taunt however Del Rio is able to fight out of the Go To Sleep and once again has Punk in the Cross Armbreaker. Punk considers tapping several times but makes his way out of the hold. Del Rio goes for a desperation three count but Punk kicks out once more. Del Rio tries to continue beating away on Punk but Punk counters and gets Del Rio up for the Go To Sleep. This time he hits it to finish the match. Punk exits the arena with a grin on his face holding the WWE Championship.
MAIN EVENT - John Cena vs Randy Orton - Singles Match
John Cena and Randy Orton make their entrance to the ring. John Cena starts out strong and builds momentum fast, Orton keeps trying to get in to the match but is halted by Cena. Orton is down in the ring and Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. However, Orton kicks Cena in the face. Orton hits a inverted headlock backbreaker on Cena and sets up for the RKO. He doesn't hit however and Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment but Orton is able to kick out at two. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle again but Orton makes his way back up and delivers a shocking RKO. Cena kicks out at two and half much to the shock of Orton. Orton becomes to come frustrated with Cena and frantically beats away on him in the ring. The referee eventually has to pull him off. Orton waits for Cena to get up and throws Cena out of the ring.
Orton makes his way out of the ring but Cena fights back shoving Orton in to the barricade. Cena throws Orton back in to the ring but Orton makes it back on his feet faster than Cena had anticipated. Orton gets Cena setup for the ropehung DDT and hits it. Orton goes for the three count but Cena is able to kick out at two. Orton continues to methodically beat away on Cena going for the pin attempt several times but failing. Cena tries to make his way back in to the match but Orton hits a perfect dropkick on Cena. Orton once again goes for the three count but fails. Cena begins to gain momentum and hits several running shoulder block to Orton several times. Cena sets up for the Five Knuckle Shuffle again and this time hits it. Cena patiently waits for Orton to get back up and sets up for the Attitude Adjustment. However, Orton is shockingly able to make his way out of the move and hits an RKO on Cena to secure the pin. Orton walks out with a huge evil grin on his face. The camera pans to Cena who is now in a seated position in the ring hurt from the RKO looking devestated.
END OF RAW
May 11th, 2014
Illinois; Chicago – United Center
Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Bryan (c) vs Dolph Ziggler
Singles Match for the Diva's Championship
Paige (c) vs Natalya
Championship Scramble for the WWE Championship
CM Punk (c) vs Randy Orton vs Alberto Del Rio vs Sheamus vs John Cena
Tag Team Tornado Match for the Tag Team Championship
Team Rhodes Scholars vs Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Last Man Standing Match for the United States Championship
Rey Mysterio vs Roman Reigns
Extreme Rules Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Christian vs Ryback