WWE Monday Night Raw
September 15, 2014
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WWE Monday Night Raw Pre-Show:
Tonight’s WWE Raw Kickoff pre-show opens with Byron Saxton, Booker T and Alex Riley at WWE studios in Stamford, CT. They announce Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins. Also, Mark Henry will host an American Rally. We get more hype for tonight’s show and a look back at John Cena and Paul Heyman from last week. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will be here tonight. We also get a look at Jerry Springer. We get more talk on The Bella Twins and go to commercials.
We come back and get a look at last week’s RAW main event and the beatdown on Roman Reigns. Reigns doesn’t want to wait until Sunday and has challenged Rollins for tonight. They hype Mark Henry vs. Rusev on Sunday. Tonight, Henry will rally America. We get a look at the Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho cage match from last week. Wyatt will face Big Show on tonight’s RAW. We go to the arena where Eden is with Big Show. Show gives Wyatt props but threatens to put out his lights with a knockout punch. We get more RAW hype and that’s it from the panel.
WWE Monday Night Raw:
First In-Ring Segment:
Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off from the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana with Paul Heyman in the ring. Heyman introduces himself and says he’s here to give us a preview of what will happen this Sunday. Heyman talks about how Brock Lesnar will up on Cena at Night of Champions until the music interrupts and out comes Cena to the ring.Cena comes to the ring and wonders where The Beast is. Cena cuts Heyman off and says he’s here for a fight – either with Lesnar or Heyman. Heyman says Lesnar’s flight was delayed and he’s on his way here. Heyman assures Cena that Lesnar will be here later.
Heyman says he thinks Cena knew the flight was delayed and he called him out like that on purpose. Heyman goes to leave and Cena grabs him. Cena says Heyman is full of crap. Cena threatens to kick Heyman’s ass. Heyman says he will let Cena know when Lesnar arrives. Heyman leaves the ring but Cena cuts him off on the aisle. Cena says he’s going to make sure the fans get a fight. He puts Heyman in a headlock and takes him to the back. We go to the announcers. Heyman has until the half-way point to produce Lesnar or Cena will fight.
We get a look back at Roman Reigns’ beatdown from last week. Still to come tonight, Reigns vs. Seth Rollins.
Back from the break and we see during commercial, Cena put Heyman into a closet and shut the door. He called on The Great Khali to stand guard and not let Heyman out. Cena spoke some Punjabi to Khali. We go back to the ring and Kane makes his way out.
First Match: Chris Jericho vs. Kane
Kane strikes first and they go at it. Kane runs into an elbow and Jericho dumps him over the top rope. Jericho hits a springboard dropkick and sends Kane back to the floor. Jericho goes to the top and leaps out onto Kane and the floor. Jericho charges but Kane drops him with a big right hand. Kane brings it back in for a two count. Kane works Jericho over but gets caught with an enziguri. Jericho with another shot to the head for a two count. Jericho with chops in the corner. Jericho ends up on the floor and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane is in control in the ring now. Kane runs into a big boot and Jericho nails a dropkick from the corner. Kane turns it back around and goes for another pin. Kane keeps Jericho grounded now. Kane with more offense and a sideslam for a two count. Kane goes to the top but gets caught on the way down by a dropkick from Jericho. Jericho makes a comeback but Kane throws him to the apron. Jericho goes to the top and comes down with a big right hand. Jericho with a clothesline in the corner. Jericho with right hands in the corner but Kane drops his face into the second turnbuckle. Jericho comes back and hits a crossbody for two. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but it’s blocked. Kane with a big slam to the mat.
Kane tries to launch Jericho into the exposed turnbuckle but it’s blocked. Kane goes for a chokeslam but Jericho counters with a DDT for a two count. Kane blocks a Codebreaker and hits a big boot for a two count. Jericho blocks a Tombstone and hits the running bulldog. Jericho nails the Lionsault but Kane grabs him by the throat. Jericho slides out of a chokeslam and drops Kane into the exposed turnbuckle. Jericho with a roll up for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Paul Heyman is backstage on the phone with Lesnar but apparently Lesnar has no reception. Heyman looks worried. Still to come, Rollins vs. Reigns. Back to commercial.
We come back from break, and we’re shown the International Arm Wrestling Contest Mark Henry & Rusev took part of on SmackDown. Tonight Henry will rally America.
Renee Young was backstage interviewing Roman Reigns. Young brings up the fact that Reigns used to be in one of the most dangerous factions in WWE history, and we’re shown the video of Seth Rollins turing his back on The Shield. Young brings up the recent history between Rollins/Reigns. Young ask Reigns what’s his thoughts on the match, and Reigns says that Rollins thinks he created Reigns and tonight he will ball his fist up and knock out him out. Believe That!
Second Match: Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter vs. Bo Dallas
Back from the break and Bo Dallas has made his way out. They go at it and Bo takes Swagger to the corner. Swagger rams Bo into the opposite corner and hits him with knees. Swagger slams Bo to the mat for a two count. Swagger misses in the corner and Bo turns it around. Bo with a clothesline and more offense. Bo with a headlock now. Swagger makes a comeback but Bo cuts him off for a two count. Bo with another headlock. Bo with shots in the corner now. Swagger keeps fighting back but Bo knocks him down for a two count.
Swagger with a sideslam. Bo comes right back with a neckbreaker and a two count. Bo mocks Swagger and comes off the second rope but misses a knee drop. Swagger runs over Bo and hits a running knee in the corner. Swagger with a big boot. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb but Bo rolls to the apron. Bo with a roll up for two. Bo with right hands in the corner now. Swagger catches a kick and goes for the Patriot Lock but it’s blocked. Swagger blocks the running Bo-dog but Bo goes for a pin attempt. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Tomorrow night on the WWE Network on the “Monday Night War” show we’ll get a look back on the role Bret Hart played during the Monday Night Wars. The show will cover the Montreal Screwjob and Bret Hart leaving WWE to WCW.
Third Match: AJ Lee & Brie Bella vs. Paige & Nikki Bella
Nikki starts with her sister but tags out before there’s any contact like a heel should. Paige drives knees into Brie’s ribs to take over and mocks AJ for not being able to make a tag. Brie gets in a quick rollup for two so Paige headbutts her down. A jawbreaker almost allows the hot tag but Nikki takes AJ down. The Rampaige pins Brie.
Nikki lays out her sister post match as the other girls have a skip off.
Winner: Paige & Nikki Bella
Light flashes and Bray Wyatt is on the screen.Bray talks about David slaying Goliath but the giant still lives today in the form of misery and sorrow. Bray has been left with the burden of having to fix everything. He’ll fix the Big Show. Follow the Buzzards.
Back from the break and Heyman opens the door and introduces himself to Khali. Heyman doesn’t have reception in Cena’s dressing room and just wants to place a call to Lesnar. Khali grabs Heyman and destroys his phone. Khali puts Heyman back into Cena’s dressing room and jokes around with the broken phone.
Fourth Match: Bray Wyatt w/The Wyatt Family vs. The Big Show
The bell rings and they go at it. Wyatt attacks from behind but Show shoves him into the corner. Wyatt laughs. They lock up and Show takes control. Show with a big shoulder and a body shot in the corner. Wyatt blocks a chop but Show unloads on him. Show with a big chop in the corner. Show misses a splash in the corner and Wyatt comes back with a splash of his own. Wyatt catches a big boot and goes for Show’s knee. Wyatt drops Show with a clothesline and goes to work with rights and lefts. Wyatt with a DDT for a two count. Wyatt with a headlock now.
Show fights up and out but runs into a boot in the corner. Wyatt takes Show’s knee out and drops him again for a two count. Wyatt with a headlock now. Show finally hits a big sideslam. Show with a shoulder and a clothesline in the corner. Wyatt ducks a clothesline and takes Show off his feet for a two count. Wyatt comes off the second rope but Show grabs him by his throat. Show shoves Wyatt into Rowan on the apron. Show drops Wyatt for a two count as Harper runs in for the disqualification.
After the match, Rowan and Harper try to double team Show but he nails a double chokeslam. Wyatt taunts Show from ringside as Show’s music plays.
Winner: The Big Show by DQ
Fifth Match: The Usos & Sheamus vs. Stardust, Goldust and Cesaro
Sheamus starts the match with Goldust. They lock up and go to the corner. They lock up again and Goldust drops him with a shoulder. Goldust with strikes now. Sheamus with shoulder blocks. More back and forth. Goldust ducks a Brogue Kick and rolls to the floor. Goldust comes back in and Sheamus takes control. Jey Uso tags in but Goldust takes him to the other corner. Stardust tags in and unloads on Jey. Jey decks him but runs into boots in the corner. Cesaro tags in and hits forearms to the chest of Uso while mocking Sheamus. Cesaro with an uppercut now. Goldust tags in for some double teaming and a two count. Jimmy Uso tags in and unloads on Goldust. Uso hits a superkick and a right hand. Uso hits the Rikishi splash on Goldust but Stardust drops him. Stardust tosses Uso to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro is in control of Jimmy Uso with a two count. They trade shots and Cesaro slams Uso. Cesaro looks to go for the Cesaro Swing but doesn’t and stomps on Uso for a two count. Cesaro with a gutwrench slam and a tag to Stardust. Stardust keeps control of Uso and makes a tag to Cesaro. Cesaro with a big uppercut in the corner. Goldust gets the tag and stops Jimmy from tagging Jey. Jimmy with a kick to the head. Sheamus gets the tag and goes at it with Stardust. Sheamus hits Cesaro on the apron but Stardust rolls him up. Sheamus knocks Cesaro the floor. Stardust follows. Sheamus leaps out onto both of them. Sheamus decks Cesaro and comes back in with Stardust. Stardust catches him with a kick. Cesaro tags himself in. Sheamus hits a Brogue on Stardust. Cesaro with a Neutralizer on Sheamus but Uso breaks the pin. Goldust comes in and Uso takes him out. Uso superkicks Cesaro. Jimmy Uso leaps out onto the others while Jey nails the splash on Cesaro for the win.
Winner: The Usos & Sheamus
This Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions Kickoff Show will have a special talk show segment. It’s the “Peep Show” Christian will be back on Night of Champions and his special guest will be Chris Jericho.
Renee Young is backstage with Randy Orton. Young brings us to the video of Orton attacking Jericho in the medical area last week. Young ask Orton why he attacked Jericho. Orton says that Jericho thinks Orton was handed everything. Ironically Orton says that it’s unfortunate that Jericho had to work twice as hard to reach the goals Orton recieved half-way through his career.
Second In-Ring Segment:
Cena thanks Khali and drags Heyman to the ring. He says produce the beast or be ready to lose your teeth. Heyman starts talking and says this is the beast that he’s been trying to drag out of Cena but he knows Cena won’t be ready on Sunday. Paul has been trying to get Cena to become the beast that can stop the beast of Brock but Cena just can’t do it because of his inner code. Heyman says Cena can’t be a bully because Cena can’t even punch him in the face when Heyman deserves it. That means Cena will never be champion again because he can’t beat Brock Lesnar.
John takes the mic from him and says if there was a human being that deserves to have his face rearranged, it’s Heyman. Paul says do it and become a Paul Heyman Guy but Cena still won’t do it. Cena is about to leave but Paul plays his ace and says Cena’s mother raised a son with some testicular fortitude. That’s enough for Cena as he shoves Heyman to the floor…..and here’s Brock.
Cena is all fired up and wants a piece but Lesnar calmly walks around the ring. He takes the belt off but just puts it over his shoulder. They start walking off but Brock hands the title to Heyman. Cena says let’s go and Brock walks to the ring and gets on the apron. He actually gets in and the fight is on. Brock puts Cena down with a release German suplex and kicks him to the floor with ease. John gets up and knocks Brock to the floor. Brock is sent into the apron and barricade before they fight on the ground. Lesnar covers up until security drags them apart. The champion leaves and might have a busted up nose.
Sixth Match: Cameron vs. Naomi
Back from the break and Cameron is in the ring doing her make up. Naomi waits and we see a clip of their problems from last night’s Total Divas.
They go at it and start brawling. Cameron knocks Naomi off the apron. Cameron brings it back in and keeps control. Cameron with more offense and a two count. Cameron controls most of the match but Naomi gets the win by submission.
Seventh Match: Dolph Ziggler & R-Ziggler vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow
The joke though is no one can tell them apart (JBL: “Like the Beverly Brothers!” Old school fans will get why that’s funny) and the announcers play it seriously. Ziggler works on Sandow to start before it’s off to Truth for stereo elbows.
Truth gets taken down by Miz and it’s off to Mizdow as the announcers can’t tell them apart either. Truth finally escapes Miz and makes the diving tag to Ziggler. Miz gets two off a quick rollup but gets caught in the Fameasser for two. Everything breaks down and Miz hits his partner, allowing Dolph to hit the Zig Zag for the pin at 5:08. Oddly enough Lawler was cheering for Miz and Mizdow.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler & R-Ziggler
Tom Phillips is backstage with Seth Rollins for a promo. Rollins makes fun of Roman Reigns. Rollins says he made Roman Reigns and tonight, he takes away anything Reigns could ever be. Rollins says he is the future WWE Champion and the future of WWE. Back to commercial.
Eight Match: Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
The bell rings and they go at it. Rollins goes to the floor and taunts Reigns. Rollins drops Reigns over the top rope. Reigns turns it back around. Rollins slides off Reigns’ shoulders and runs to the floor. Rollins tries to run back in but Reigns pulls him by his legs to the floor. Reigns rams Rollins into the apron and throws him back in. They fight right back out tot he floor and Reigns uses the steel steps. Reigns lays out Rollins on the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Reigns is in control. Reigns misses the dropkick on the floor and Rollins dives out, sending Reigns into the barrier. Rollins brings it back in the ring and keeps control. Rollins misses in the corner and Reigns clotheslines him. More back and forth. Reigns slams Rollins for a two count. Reigns keeps up and hits the dropkick on the floor. Reigns nails a Superman punch. Rollins ends up hitting a superkick for a two count. Rollin goes to the top but Reigns decks him. Reigns goes for a superplex but Rollins blocks it. Rollins fights back and powerbombs Reigns into the opposite corner for a two count.
Back from the break and Reigns is in control. Reigns misses the dropkick on the floor and Rollins dives out, sending Reigns into the barrier. Rollins brings it back in the ring and keeps control. Rollins misses in the corner and Reigns clotheslines him. More back and forth. Reigns slams Rollins for a two count. Reigns keeps up and hits the dropkick on the floor. Reigns nails a Superman punch. Rollins ends up hitting a superkick for a two count. Rollin goes to the top but Reigns decks him. Reigns goes for a superplex but Rollins blocks it. Rollins fights back and powerbombs Reigns into the opposite corner for a two count. Reigns finally hits a spear for the win.
Winner: Roman Reings
Third In-Ring Segment:
We go to the ring, which is decked out in red, white & blue. Michael Cole is in the ring. He welcomes Mark Henry to the ring.
Henry comes out to not much of a reaction. He says having to withdraw from the Olympics in 1996 due to an injury still haunts him. Henry is thankful for second chances and this is his. Henry says he’s going to shut Lana and Rusev up at Night of Champions. Fans in the crowd are waving American flags. Henry says he can’t let us down on Sunday. A USA chant starts up. Cole talks about some of Lana’s tweets. Rusev’s music hits and out he comes with Lana to interrupt.
Lana tells Henry to shut up. He tells her to send Rusev to shut him up. Lana goes on and laughs at Henry for losing at the Olympics. She shows us a photo of a Russian gold medalist wrestler. Lana goes on talking about Russia, Henry and Obama. We see Vladimir Putin on the big screen at 11:11pm. Lana says history will repeat itself at Night of Champions when Henry fails. Henry says the Pledge of Allegiance but Rusev attacks him. Rusev beats Henry into the corner and unloads on him. Henry catches Rusev and tosses him across the ring. Rusev drop Henry with a big kick. Lana tells Rusev to crush. Rusev stomps on Henry and tries to put him in The Accolade but Henry resists. Henry fights to his feet and grabs Rusev for a big sitdown chokeslam. Henry sends Rusev to the floor and waves the American flag as his music hits. RAW goes off the air with Henry waving the American flag.
Josh’s Grade for WWE Monday Night Raw: 7/10
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