WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Drops, Loses 600,000 Viewers In Final Hour

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Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw featured some highlights and some lowlights. This week’s rating indicates that. The rating for last night’s Raw was a 3.0 with an average of 4.14 million viewers. That is down from last week’s show, which did a 3.3 rating with an average of 4.77 million viewers.

The first hour averaged 4.22 million viewers, which featured the opening segment with Daniel Bryan, Kane and Stephanie McMahon. The second hour rose to an average of 4.40 million viewers, which saw the segment with The Shield and Evolution. The third and final hour had the huge drop, which featured the closing segment with The Wyatt Family facing John Cena.

The dip was to be expected as the last two Raw’s featured the show after Wrestlemania 30 and last week’s show featuring the tribute of The Ultimate Warrior, but not this big of a drop.

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Daniel Bryan To Miss Weekend House Shows Due To Passing Of His Father

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WWE.com reported last night that the father of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan passed away at the age of 57. Bryan insisted to be on last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. The champion kicked off the show to build his program with Kane, as they will battle at Extreme Rules in 12 days for the title.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Bryan will miss this weekend’s house shows due to his father’s passing. The house shows Bryan will be missing this weekend are in Toronto, Canada, Rockford and Peoria, IL. The Observer also states that Bryan’s status for next week’s Raw is unknown at this time. It would seem unlikely given the fact his father did pass away and the way the angle with Kane played out on last night’s show.

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Updated Card For WWE Extreme Rules

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WWE Extreme Rules takes place in 12 days on Sunday, May 4th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Last week, WWE announced three matches for the show and two more were added during last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. Here is the updated lineup for WWE Extreme Rules.

-Daniel Bryan vs Kane for the WWE Championshop- Extreme Rules match
-The Shield vs Evolution- Six Man Tag Team Match
-John Cena vs Bray Wyatt- Steel Cage Match
-Paige vs Tamina Snuka- WWE Divas Title Match
-Alexander Rusev vs R-Truth & Xavier Woods in a handicap match

More matches will be announced as we get closer to the show. As of right now, you can see the show on the WWE Network and In Demand PPV.

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Kane Attacks Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt Sings on WWE Raw

Kane attacks Daniel Bryan on WWE RawBrian and Steve are back to talk WWE Raw from Monday night including Kane attacking Daniel Bryan and why Bryan will likely be out until Extreme Rules, John Cena against the Wyatt Family, Evolution and The Shield talking back and forth, the tournament for the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship and more.  Plus, talk about WWE Network and some new documentaries there, Ring of Honor and your questions.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Results From April 21, 2014

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April 21, 2014
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, Maryland

First Segment: We cut back to the ring and out comes Daniel Bryan.  Brie Bella is in the ring. Before he speaks, out comes Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says she couldn’t resist coming out and congratulating both of them. She says that Bryan got to become champion and marry the love of his life in the same week. Stephanie says that she wanted to give him a special wedding present, and that’s a match at Extreme Rules against Kane. Stephanie says that Kane is uncontrollable and that he should watch his wife at all times. Kane’s music then hits.

Kane comes from the crowd and begins to beat on Daniel Bryan. Brie gets out while Stephanie tells Kane to stop. Kane ends up hitting a tombstone on Bryan on the outside and Stephanie says to stop. Kane then grabs Bryan and tombstones him on the steel steps. The doctors begin to check on Bryan as Stephanie and Kane look on. They put Bryan on a stretcher and Kane comes back and throws him off it. Kane then picks up Bryan and tombstones him on the announce table! Kane then walks away as we cut to commercial.

First Match: Second Round Match in the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contenders Tournament
Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett

Barrett starts with fists in the corner on Sheamus, but Sheamus comes right back and does the same. The crowd is fully behind Barrett. Sheamus whips Barrett in the corner, and then lifts him up and hits a rolling senton. Sheamus goes up top but Barrett comes up and tries for a superplex. Barrett is pushed off and falls to the outside. Sheamus then hits a cross body to the outside on Barrett! Barrett is thrown in the ring and Sheamus go onto the apron. Barrett then Irish Whips Sheamus into the ring post, and then hits a big boot that has Sheamus fall to the outside. Barrett is standing tall in the ring as we cut to commercial.

We return with Barrett in control over Sheamus. Sheamus gets out of a headlock and hits a backbreaker. Sheamus then gets up and hits his comeback. Sheamus follows it with the 10 blows to the chest, and then goes up top and hits the battering ram for a two count. Barrett is then caught with an Irish Curse for a two count. Sheamus goes for White Noise but it is reversed by Barrett. Barrett goes for the WasteLand but Sheamus gets out and goes for the Brogue Kick. Barrett ducks and hits the Winds of Change for a two count. Barrett sets up the Bullhammer, but misses. Barrett goes up but is caught and Sheamus hits White Noise! Sheamus goes for the cover but only gets a two count! Both men begin to trades blows, with Sheamus hitting a clothesline which gets both men over the rope. Sheamus then goes in the ring, and Barrett shoves him off. Sheamus then goes to grab Barrett on the outside but Barrett hits the Bullhammer through the ropes! Barrett gets in the ring and covers Sheamus for the victory. 

Winner: Bad News Barrett

We get a vignette for NXT Superstar Bo Dallas

Next week Hugh Jackman will be on Monday Night Raw and Dolph Ziggler will take on Damien Sandow.

John Cena has an app vote tonight. It is John Cena vs Harper, Harper, and Rowan, or Harper, Rowan, and Wyatt. The Wyatts then come out on the stage. Bray says that free will is an illusion. He says all that we have become is a nation of mindless sheep and that we are owned by pigs. He says that tonight would be a wonderful night for changeHe says that tonight the people make a choice and that free will exists tonight. He says what will they choose; a choice that leads to less pain, or will you show Cena that everyone stands against him. Bray Wyatt says that in the steel cage two monsters will enter a cage, but tonight is different. He says tonight John Cena will realize that the people no longer love him

Second Match: Los Matadores and El Torito vs. 3MB and Hornswoggle w/Heath Slater

Torito and Hornswoggle start the match off. Both men begin to trade blows, with Torito hitting a springboard back elbow on Hornswoggle. Torito hits a Bronco Buster and a Moonsault, but Mahal breaks it up. Mahal is then taken out, and Drew and Torito have a standoff. Torito goes low on Drew and then hits a Senton for the victory. 

Winner: Los Matadores and El Torito

Secoind In-Ring Segment: We cut to the back with Evolution arriving to the arena. They will be coming to the ring up next. Second In-Ring Segment: We return and out comes Evolution. Triple H says that it is funny when you call yourself the baddest people on the planet, and then you get beat down and you are humiliated. Orton says that it just takes one moment to realize who is the most dominant group of all time. We then get a video package of the history of Evolution. Batista then asks if the people get it now. He says their is 31 titles between the 3 of them. He says the Shield have no idea what they have gotten in too, and out comes the Shield. The Shield enter the ring and Evolution immediately retreats.

Ambrose says that last week wasn’t the first time they have been beaten up, and it won’t be the last. He asks if they look humbled. Ambrose says that their is a reason they hired them to protect HHH and Orton. He says that they are the meanest, most feared group. He says their is no doubt they are angry. Rollins then grabs the mic from Ambrose. Rollins says that they have every right to be angry. He says that come Extreme Rules, they will only be looking out for themselves instead of a united team. Rollins says reforming Evolution was putting a nail in their own coffin, and they are the hammer to nail it in. Reigns then says that they will come down to that ramp when he drops the mic and beat their asses. He then says they can either fight, or be cowards. The Shield come down and out come 10 or so heels. Triple H says they can fight all they have to do is come to them. The Shield say they aren’t stupid and both groups have a stare down.

We get a replay of what Kane did to Daniel Bryan earlier in the night. Michael Cole says that Bryan has been brought to the hospital and is being checked on for his neck.

Third Match: The Usos vs. The Rhodes Brothers

Goldust and Jey start the match off. Both men get in a shoving match, and then they begin trading blows. Goldust hits a clothesline and tags in Cody. Cody hits a dropkick, but, Jimmy is tagged in and hits a headbutt. Jimmy begins to work Cody but Cody hits an uppercut and tags in Goldust. Jey is tagged in and tries to work the arm. Goldust gets out and hits an uppercut of his own, and tags in Cody. Cody goes for a rollup but Jimmy is tagged in. Jimmy then hits a super kick on Cody and get the three count.

Winner: The Usos

Goldust tries to help Cody but Cody walks off in frustration. Rybaxel then beat down The Usos after the match.

Fourth Match: Layla w/Fandango vs. Emma w/Santino Marella

Emma is distracted and Layla begins to attack Emma. Layla goes for a cover but only gets a two count. Layla begins to work the back, but Emma fights back. Emma goes for a dropkick but Layla grabs the ropes and dodges it. Emma then gets up and hits a big clothesline. Emma then puts on a pink cobra and hits the Cobra on Layla for the three count.

Winner: Emma

We return with Renee Young interviewing John Cena. Renee asks how he feels about the situation that was put on him tonight. He says that we will find out if the fans listen to Bray or not. He says that he knows whats happening with the fans, and that Bray may really have the whole world in his hands. He says that tonight his objective is to simply survive. He tells Bray he should never count him out.

Fifth Match: Second Round Match in the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contenders Tournament Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. Rob Van Dam Cesaro and Van Dam lock up, with both men reversing each others moves. Cesaro eats a kick to the head, but then hits a backbreaker for a two count. RVD gets up and hits a springboard kick to the head. Cesaro reverses a kick and goes for a suplex. Cesaro hits it but only gets a two count. Van Dam gets up and hits two shoulder blocks in the corner, but misses the third one, in which Cesaro follows with a shove to the outside. Cesaro is in control as we head to commercial break.

We return to Raw with Cesaro still in control. RVD gets out of a headlock and goes for a sunset flip, but Cesaro reverses it. Cesaro then lifts RVD from the ground and hits a gut wrench slam for a two count. Cesaro begins to stomp on RVD’s face, and then lays in an uppercut in the corner. Cesaro then hits a second rope elbow and follows it with a pinfall. RVD kicks out at 2 and is immediately put in a headlock. RVD fights out and hits a kick to the head on Cesaro. RVD then begins his comeback on Cesaro, which is followed by Rolling Thunder. RVD goes for the cover but only gets a two count. RVD goes up top for the 5 star but Cesaro hits a big uppercut! RVD then kicks Cesaro and hits a split legged moonsault but only gets two count. 

RVD goes for a kick but misses, and Cesaro hits a spinning uppercut but only gets a two count. Both men trade blows and RVD goes for a roll up but only gets a two count. Cesaro then hits a Tiger Bomb but RVD kicks out. Cesaro goes for the Swing but out comes Colter and Swagger. RVD then goes up top and jumps to the outside on Cesaro but is hit with a massive upper cut! The ref checks on RVD and Cesaro is taken out by Swagger. Cesaro doesn’t make the count and RVD advances. After the match Cesaro and Jack Swagger get into a brawl.

Winner: Rob Van Dam by Countout

Cesaro and Heyman come up to RVD in the back and say Colter and Swagger won that match for Van Dam. Rob suggests Cesaro stay as far away from Heyman as possible.

Sixth Match: Paige vs. Aksana

The announcers immediately start hyping up Tamina as a tough Diva as Paige throws Aksana across the ring by the hair a few times. Aksana comes back with some choking and throws Paige down as the announcers make fun of Aksana’s very notable tan. She crawls around on the mat but Paige slams her into the mat over and over again to take over. A series of clotheslines has Aksana in trouble but she comes back with a throw, apparently supposed to be a spinebuster. Paige comes back with a guillotine choke and some knees to the head, setting up the Scorpion Cross Lock for the submission.

Winner: Paige

Seventh Match: Alexander Rusev w/Lana vs. Sin Cara

Cara fires off his chops but gets caught in mid air, setting up the knees against the ropes and fall away slam to the masked man. Some jumping knees in the corner drop Sin Cara as Lana is very pleased. Sin Cara actually gets two off a sunset flip and staggers the Bulgarian with a Tajiri elbow. A kick to the head and missile dropkick put Rusev in the corner but Alexander just runs him over. An overhead suplex drops Sin Cara and the Accolade gets the submission.

Winner: Alexander Rusev

Eight Match: John Cena vs. The Wyatt Family

The Wyatts surround the ring to start before all three charge the ring at the same time. Cena is down so Bray calls them off as the bell rings. Harper gets us going and drives elbows into the back of Cena’s head to keep control. Off to Rowan who whips Cena into the corner but gets caught in a fallaway slam and it’s off to Bray. The leader of the Family dances with Cena for a bit before screaming loudly.

Back to Harper who gets caught by a Stinger Splash but runs John over with a hard elbow to the jaw. Cena muscles Harper over with a German suplex but Luke tags Rowan back in for more stomping. Harper quickly gets another tag but is almost caught in an STF. Rowan makes a fast save and Harper stays in to send Cena hard into the steps. Bray looks down and we take a break.

We come back to see Cena missing a cross body and falling out to the floor. John comes back in and runs over Harper but Bray easily counters a tornado DDT by PLANTING him with a release Rock Bottom. He hammers away and sends Cena shoulder first into the post. A headbutt rams Cena’s head into the steel again before Rowan comes back in to crush Cena’s skull a bit more.

John fights back but it’s back to Bray who loads up the spider walk. Thankfully Cena realizes how easy this is and runs him over with a clothesline to start his comeback. Cena starts his finishing sequence and hits the AA on Bray, only to have the Family come in and attack Cena to which causes a DQ

Winner: John Cena

Post match the Wyatts beat Cena down and Bray hits Sister Abigail. He says in time, all things come to light before singing a bit more with his hand on Cena’s face to end the show.

Josh’s Grade for WWE RAW: 8/10

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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WWE Monday Night Raw comes back tonight as it takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The end of last week’s show featured Evolution reforming and took out The Shield. The show also featured the beginning of the Intercontinental Tournament to determine a number one contender and the Kane going back to his old devil ways wanting to take out WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan. What can we expect on tonight’s show?

Bryan does return to the show tonight after his wedding ten days ago to Brie Bella and their subsequent honeymoon. It does look like that we are towards a Bryan vs Kane title program for Extreme Rules in two weeks. Will be interesting to see how they get there, but would assume that Kane takes out Bryan on the show to lead to the title match or possibly do something to Bella to get the match.

Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista reformed Evolution last week and gave The Shield a beatdown with all three guys hitting their finishers on the young trio. It was announced on Smackdown by the COO that a six man tag would be taking place at Extreme Rules. The Shield does need to come back strong tonight against the reformed group.

Two matches have been announced as the semifinal matches take place to determine the number one contender for IC title as Rob Van Dam takes on Cesaro and Sheamus battles Bad News Barrett. One would assume that Cesaro beats Van Dam and Barrett gets by Sheamus as the WWE is building up both guys.

WWE Monday Raw airs on the USA Network starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. We are one week removed from a historic show as we saw Daniel Bryan appear as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, The Shield aligning with the champion, an epic promo by Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar ending “The Streak” and Cesaro being the new Paul Heyman guy. What can we expect on tonight’s show?

The show tonight will feature a tribute to The Ultimate Warrior, who passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 54. I wouldn’t expect it to be just a whole show showing his best matches and things like that. Expect to see various WWE personal and talent to have video interviews with their thoughts on Warrior and clips of some of his greatest WWE moments.

Would also expect to see the top matches made for Extreme Rules, which takes in three weeks from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. From the way Raw ended last week, I would go with Bryan vs Triple H in the main event and the top underneath match by The Shield vs Kane, Randy Orton and Batista. Their was an ad that came out from the Izod Center over the weekend saying John Cena will be facing Bray Wyatt in an “extreme match”, so we will see if that gets made tonight as well.

Think we will see Cesaro and Paul Heyman continue to feud with Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter to lead to a match at an Extreme Rules. The Cesaro/Heyman pairing is the best thing to happen to Cesaro as now he doesn’t have to talk and let Heyman do that aspect for him.

WWE Monday Night Raw starts at 8 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Down 300,000 Viewers From Last Week

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We are three weeks away from WrestleMania 30 and it seems like the WWE is heading on a downtrend toward the biggest event of the year. Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw scored a 2.98 rating with an average of 4.07 million viewers. The first hour averaged 4.00 million viewers, hour two averaged 4.17 million viewers and the final hour of the show averaged 4.05 million viewers. That is down from last week’s show, which scored a 3.09 rating with average of 4.37 million viewers. That is down 300,000 viewers from last week.

The first hour of the show featured the opening segment with Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista. The second hour featured the John Cena/Bray Wyatt promo and then the match between WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. The final hour of the show had The Shield/Kane segment and the show closed with HHH/Bryan promo.

Is the WWE in trouble heading into Wrestlemania or is it a blip on the radar due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday?

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings Tuesday night in Little Rock, Arkansas. The show will air on tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches you will see on the show.

-Sheamus vs. Heath Slater
-Seth Rollins vs. Damien Sandow
-Big E vs. Fandango
-Cesaro and Jack Swagger vs. Goldust and Cody Rhodes
-Bray Wyatt vs. Kofi Kingston
-Tamina vs. Nikki Bella
-Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio
-Big Show vs. Kane

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw takes place from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. At the end of last week’s Raw, Batista faced Daniel Bryan in the main event with Kane and HHH getting involved. Bryan was able to thwart them before before getting speared and a Batista bomb. HHH then ensued to give Bryan a pedigree to end the show.

On tonight’s show we expect to hear from Bryan regarding the attack and once again call out the WWE COO. With four weeks until WrestleMania 30, one would assume that HHH will accept Bryan’s challenge for the match.

Also on tonight’s show, The Undertaker is scheduled to appear to make an announcement. “The Deadman” was also advertised last week, but he will be in Memphis tonight. It is expected that The Undertaker will address the comments made last week by his WrestleMania 30 opponent Brock Lesnar and his manager Paul Heyman. The duo isn’t expected to be on tonight’s show.

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan will also be in the house for tonight’s show. The guest host of WrestleMania 30 will be making a special announcement regarding the big show taking place in four weeks. What will the big announcement be?

Will Hogan make a WrestleMania match? Will it be an announcement regarding the WWE Hall of Fame? Tune into tonight’s Raw starting at 8 p.m. ET on USA to find out.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 7, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Detriot, Michigan. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-Batista kicks off SmackDown with a promo until Daniel Bryan interrupts him. Kane ends up coming out and beating Bryan down. Big Show makes the save. Vickie Guerrero comes out and makes tonight’s main event – Kane and Batista vs. Show and Bryan. Batista had the spotlight back on him this time.

-Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler with Alberto Del Rio on commentary is next. Christian gets the win after Del Rio distracted Ziggler from the announce table.

-The Usos defeated Curtis Axel and Ryback.

-Eva Marie and Natalya defeated AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka when Natalya made AJ tap out with a Sharpshooter.

-The Shield come out and cut a promo about how they need to be The Shield again like before. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose end up hitting each other before they reunite.

-Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio with a Brogue Kick.

-Big E defeated Jack Swagger. There was more tension between Swagger and Cesaro.

-Another promo from Lana and Alexander Rusev.

-Batista and Kane vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan is next. Show and Bryan cut a promo before the match and pick on their opponents. They’ve named their team, “Respect The Beard, Fear The Giant.” Bryan and Show get the win when Show hits a knockout punch on Kane and Bryan rolls him up. SmackDown ends with Bryan leading a “Yes!” chant while sitting on Show’s shoulders.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Rises From Last Week With Huge Returns On The Show

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It was announced on Friday that Hulk Hogan would be on last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. WWE didn’t announce who else would be returning, but fans were under the assumption that Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker would be returning on the show as well.

The fans were right and they tuned in as Raw drew a 3.31 rating with an average of 4.65 million viewers. That was up from last week’s show as that show scored a 3.08 rating with an average of 4.36 million viewers.

The first hour which opened with the return of Hogan and featured a match between Batista and Alberto Del Rio followed by a Randy Orton promo averaged 4.89 million viewers, the second hour featured the John Cena/Bray Wyatt segment and the beginning of the Daniel Bryan vs Kane match averaged 4.78 million viewers. The final hour featured the rest of the Bryan/Kane match and the show closing segment with Lesnar and The Undertaker averaged 4.31 million viewers.

Are you surprised the rating wasn’t higher or was it right where you expected?

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WWE Elimination Chamber Results: Randy Orton Retains, The Shield Takes on The Wyatt Family

On the latest Between the Ropes LIVE podcast, Michael and Steve discuss everything that happened at WWE’s latest pay-per-view, including a great match between The Wyatts and The Shield, Jack Swagger vs Big E for the Intercontinental Championship, and the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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WWE Monday Night RAW Results From February 17, 2014

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February 17, 2014
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado

First Segment: John Cena comes out to start tonights Monday Night RAW. They show a highlight package of Cena beating Randy Orton in main event of last weeks RAW. Cena says that you can tell by the energy in the building that tonight is Monday Night RAW. Cena mentions Orton’s big losing streak. Cena says this sunday there will be a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Zeb Colter and Cesaro come out and interrupt John Cena. Colter says we’re looking at the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Cesaro takes the mic and says he will become the new face of WWE and the new face of America. Cesaro enters the ring and gets in the face of John Cena. Cena says Cesaro beat Orton on SmackDown, but that doesn’t mean Cesaro is on a winning streak, it means Orton is on a losing streak.

Sheamus comes out and interrupts John Cena and Cesaro. Sheamus says he’s going to Brouge kick both of their teeth in at the Chamber but he’s saving his Brouge for Randy Orton tonight. Christian music hits and forgives Sheamus for Brouge Kicking him on SmackDown, and says what happens to Sheamus in the Chamber Match won’t be a accident. Randy Orton comes out and thanks The Authority for giving him the opportunity to beat everybody in the Chamber Match. Orton admits he underestimated Cesaro on SmackDown, but says that won’t happen again. Orton enters the ring and was interrupted by Daniel Bryan who gets a massive pop.

Bryan says everyone came out to do a bunch of talking, but the fans are doing the talking for him. Bryan says the winner of the chamber leads them to the main event of WrestleMania XXX. Bryan says he’s worked too hard to let this opportunity slip through his fingers. Bryan says there will be one chant after the Chamber Match is over and that chant is YES!. Pyro hits and Corporate Kane comes out. Kane says that The Authority has given him a chance to rectify the mistakes he’s made in the last couple of weeks by making him in charge of Monday Night RAW tonight. Kane announces that Sheamus will take on Randy Orton, Cesaro will take on John Cena, and Daniel Bryan will take on Christian. Kane announces that the match between Christian and Bryan will start now. Christian attacks Daniel Bryan before the bell rings as we head into commercial break.

Also announced for tonights Monday Night Raw, Mark Henry will take on Roman Reigns and The Wyatt Family will take on Sin Cara and Los Matadores.

First Match: Christian vs. Daniel Bryan

Back from commercial break Christian continues to work on Bryan’s injured shoulder. Bryan turns it around with a knee to the gut. Byran gives Christian a couple of uppercuts. Bryan knocks  Christian out of the ring and goes for the suicide dive, but Christian stops his momentum by landing a big right hand as Bryan was in the air. Christian slams Bryan to the mat and continues to work on Bryan injured arm.

Christian hits Bryan with a shoulder block and goes for a pin, but Bryan kicks out at 2. Christian mocks Bryan and continues working on the injured shoulder. Christian lands another shoulder block and goes for another pin attempt and Bryan kicks out at 2. Christian mounts Bryan with right hands and Bryan turns it around and gives Christian a half-crab, but Christian rolls through and takes cotrol of the match again. Bryan gets back up and hits a big dropkick on Christian. Bryan goes for another dropkick, but Christian lands a big boot. Christian hits Bryan with a elbow off the second rope. Bryan blocks the Killswitch attempt by Christian. Bryan tries to lock Christian in the Yes Lock, but Christian breaks out of it. Christian shoves Bryan into the corner, but as he was going for another Killswitch attempt Bryan blocked it again and rolls up Christian to pick up the victory.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match Kane congratulates Bryan for victory over Christian. Kane regrets to inform Bryan that he has another match tonight and its against Kane.

Second Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Kane

Back from commercial break  Kane is beating up Bryan around the ring. Kane lands a big suplex on Bryan from the ring apron. Kane keeps control of the match and whips Bryan arm first into the corner. Bryan comes back and hits a missile dropkick. Bryan tries to fight back, but Kane pushes him over the top rope. Kane goes out and whips Bryan into the barrier. Kane wraps Bryan’s shoulder around the ring post and won’t let go. Kane gets disqualified. After the match Kane continues his assault on Bryan and grabs the mic and says he knows that he got disqualified.

Winner: Daniel Bryan by DQ

Renee Young was shown backstage interviewing The Shield.She asks Reigns about Mark Henry, but Dean Ambrose speaks up and is surprised Henry showed up tonight after the beating he gave him last week. Reigns says Ambrose lost. Ambrose says he softened Henry up for Reigns. Ambrose says Reigns acts like he can do better. Reigns says he can. Rollins says they are always on the same page and will beat The Wyatt Family because they are made for war. Ambrose says The Wyatts are an illusion. Reigns says they don’t experience fear and they don’t back down.

Third Match: Fandango w/Summer Rae vs. Santino Marella w/Emma

They show us a video package of Emma’s history in NXT. A very short match, Santino jokes around the ring with Fandango and Summer Rae and Emma get into a argument. Emma gives Summer Rae a airplane spin and drops her down to the mat. Santino checks on Emma who’s dizzy at ringside they start flirting with each other. Fandango brings Santino back into the ring and hits the encore to pickup the victory.

Winner: Fandango

Renee Young was shown backstage interviewing Mark Henry. Young ask Henry how he feels about being screwed out of the United States Championship last week. Henry says he should be the United States Champion right now. Young ask Henry for his opinions on tonights match with Roman Regins. Henry says this match isn’t bout winning or losing, its about inducting Regins into the Hall of Pain.

Fourth Match: Roman Regins vs. Mark Henry

Reigns starts the match with right hands and headbutts. Henry sends Reigns to the corner and splashes him. Reigns turns it around and takes Henry to one knee. Henry fights to his feet but Reigns nails a big Samoan Drop for a 2 count. Reigns hits the Superman Punch and hits the Spear to pick up the victory. After the match The Wyatt Family are shown on the titantron.

Bray Wyatt cuts a promo and says the clock is ticking. He says their bones will pave the streets of his kingdom. Harper asks if they’re willing to die for this. Bray says if they’re not, they’ve already lost. He laughs some more and turns his back. Reigns tells them to come out here and talk that noise. Wyatt says they were thinking the exact same thing. Rowan tells them to run. The lights go out again and the music hits.

The Wyatts enter the ring and they have a big stare down with The Shield. The Wyatt Family back off and got out of the ring.

Winner: Roman Regins

Back from commercial break Michael Cole announces that on the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show The Rhodes Brothers will take on Curtis Axel and Ryback. The Rhodes Brothers were shown backstage playing around with some WWE action figures and the new WWE Stack Down play set. Bad News Barrett comes out and kicks the toys off the table he laughs at The Rhodes Brothers then leaves.

Fifth Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter

Swagger starts the match mauling Kingston and sends him to the corner. Kingston tries a counter in the corner, but Swagger dumps him into the mat for a 2 count.Kofi tries to make a comeback but Swagger whips him hard into the corner and nails a Swagger Bomb for a 2 count. Swagger lands more big power moves on Kofi. Kofi nails a missile dropkick from the corner. Kofi with a kick to the head and a big springboard clothesline. More back and forth. Kofi nails a SOS but Swagger’s foot hits the bottom rope to break the pin. Kofi lands a big crossbody for another 2 count. Swagger rolls through and makes Kofi tap with the Patriot Lock.

Winner: Jack Swagger

Sixth Match: Big E vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre

Big E hits Mahal a few times, then McIntyre joins in and Zeb stays at ringside with Swagger and starts to talk trash on the mic. Big E whips McIntyre outside and drops Mahal with a backbreaker, then McIntyre kicks Big E in the face and drops a knee. Big E takes a bit more punishment after some knees and a double suplex, then McIntyre whips him and Mahal kicks him in the face for a near fall. Big E shoves them back and backdrops Mahal, then he throws McIntyre on the floor and clotheslines Mahal. Big E follows with some more clotheslines and a belly-to-belly, then he splashes them both and tackles McIntyre in the corner. Big E goes to the opposite corner and tackles Mahal, then he suplexes Mahal into McIntyre and hits both with a Big Ending for the win.

Winner: Big E

Back from commercial break they show us a history package of WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons in honor of Black History Month. They also shows us a history of the Elimination Chamber Video Package.

Renee Young was shown backstage interviewing John Cena. Cena talks about the Elimination Chamber Match and also talks about the change thats coming to the WWE. Cena says tonight we’ll find out what Cesaro is made out of as their match is up next.

Seventh Match: Cesaro vs. John Cena

The bell rings and they lock up. Cesaro quickly rolls up Cena. They lock up again and trade holds and go to the mat.More back and forth action between Cesaro and Cena. Cesaro takes Cena down with a headlock. Cena overpowers Cesaro and slams him. Cena charges but Cesaro dumps him over the top and to the floor. Cesaro tosses Cena into the barrier. Cena comes back in the ring and drops Cesaro’s neck over the top. Cena runs into a big dropkick and Cesaro cover for 2. Cesaro with another 2 count. Cena fights out of another headlock. Cena slides off his shoulders and drops Cena’s neck over the top rope now. Cena with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Cesaro whips Cena hard into the corner and he goes down. Cesaro kicks Cena out of the ring. We go to commercial with Cesaro in control.

Back from commercial break Cesaro and Cena land a couple right hands.Cesaro hits a big fallaway slam on Cena. Cena fights back but Cesaro applies a sleeper hold. Cesaro ends up running over Cena with a big clothesline for 2. Cena comes back with shoulder tackles and the crowd boos. Cesaro counters the big slam for a 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing but Cena turns it into a STF and the crowd boos. Cesaro counters it and hits a gutwrench slam for a 2 count. More back and forth. Cena with the big slam and the Five Knuckle Shuffle as fans boo. Cesaro slides out of an Attitude Adjustment and nails the big uppercut in mid-air. Cena kicks out at 2. Cesaro grabs Cena for a Cesaro Swing but Cena counters and turns it into a DDT for a 2 count. Cena goes to the top but Cesaro runs up and knocks Cena to the floor with a big uppercut.

Cesaro suplexes Cena from the apron, over the turnbuckles and nails a big superplex for a 2 count.  Cesaro finally hits a Cesaro Swing on Cena and drops him for a close 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Cena counters as the fans boo. Cesaro lands on his feet from the AA and runs over Cena. Cesaro runs again but Cena nails a big clothesline. Cena rolls over and stands up with Cesaro on his shoulders. Cena nails the AA for the win.

Winner: John Cena

Back from commercial break Randy Orton was shown backstage talking to Triple H. Orton says he appreciates everything that the Authority has done for him over the years. Orton tells Triple H “Can you picture Batista being the face of the WWE?” Batista was standing right behind Orton. Batista says Orton isn’t the face of WWE, he’s the ass. Orton storms off. Alberto Del Rio walks up wearing a neck brace. He’s going to make Batista pay on Sunday. Del Rio says he’s going to break Batista’s arms and rip them off. Batista shoves Del Rio into a scissor lift. Triple H looks pissed off and Batista storms out.

Renee Young is backstage and reveals Darren Young will take on Titus O’Niel at Elimination Chamber. Titus comes over and plays the heel role. Titus says Darren has been a roadblock in him becoming champion. Titus says he will drop that dead weight on Sunday.

Eight Match: Los Matadores and Sin Cara vs. The Wyatt Family

Short match The Wyatt Family was controlling the entire the match. Bray Wyatt hits the Sister Abigail on Sin Cara to pickup the victory

Winner: The Wyatt Family

Ninth Match: Jey Uso vs. Billy Gunn

Back from commercial break and the WWE Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws are out. Jimmy Uso and Road Dogg are on commentary. Back and forth to start the match. Jey sends Gunn out to the floor and Road Dogg runs to check on him. Gunn runs over Jey with a big clothesline and covers for a 2 count.Gunn keeps control of the match and has Uso grounded with a headlock. Uso ends up getting the win with a roll up.

Winner: Jey Uso

- After the match, Jimmy lays Road Dogg out with a kick. The Usos lay The Outlaws out at ringside.

- Byron Saxton is backstage with Sheamus. Sheamus talks about his aggressive side and says Orton will get to see that side tonight. Back to commercial.

Tenth Match: Randy Orton vs. Sheamus

They lock up and go to the corner.Orton comes back in but Sheamus sends him right back out for another breather. Orton comes back in and strikes, taking Sheamus to the corner with an uppercut and a headbutt. Sheamus fights back with right hands and uppercuts of his own. Sheamus drops Orton and keeps up the attack in the corner. Sheamus hits a suplex. Orton goes back to the floor for another breather.

Sheamus comes out and they brawl on the floor. Sheamus slams Orton’s face into the announcers table. They come back in and Sheamus drops knees on Orton’s head. Sheamus with another uppercut. Sheamus misses a Brogue and lands on the top rope. Orton takes control and sends Sheamus flying into the ring post. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Orton is in control but Sheamus fights out and sends him to the floor. They brawl on the floor again. Orton gets sent into the barrier. Orton turns it back around and brings it in the ring. Orton stomps away on Sheamus. Orton climbs up for a superplex but Sheamus knocks him to the mat. Sheamus nails a battering ram. Orton goes out for a monitor from the announce table but Sheamus follows. Orton sends Sheamus crashing through the announce table and a “holy s–t” chant breaks out.

Sheamus makes it back in at the 9 count but Orton starts stomping. Orton lands big powerslam and goes for another pin attempt. Orton goes for the second rope draping DDT but Sheamus dumps him to the apron. Sheamus with the big forearm shots to the chest now. Sheamus still can’t get the pin. Orton with the second rope draping DDT now. Sheamus blocks the RKO and hits the Irish Curse backbreaker, and another, and a third. Sheamus readies for a Brogue Kick but The Shield hits the ring and beats him down for the disqualification.

Winner: Sheamus by DQ

After the match a massive brawl breaks out with all the members of the Elimination Chamber Match and the 6 Man Tag Team Match as Raw goes off the air.

JPOV: WOW! Raw really delivered with this being the last Raw before Elimination Chamber. Alot of progression for storylines heading into the chamber and couple of new matches booked for the ppv that have to do with the current storylines. 10 wrestling matches tonight on RAW there was only 2 matches I didn’t like so thats telling something. Cesaro and Cena match was awesome. Just another fun night of wrestling.

Josh’s Grade: 10/10

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What to Expect on WWE Raw

WWE.com has released its preview for tonight’s edition of WWE Raw so here is what you should expect on the show.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton will square off against Sheamus in the final one-on-one-match he will have against his opponents at  the Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday.  So far, Orton is 1-3 in the matches including a loss to Cesaro on “Smackdown”.   WWE is doing everything it can to show that Orton’s title reign is in big jeopardy but they are really just diminishing their champion and the gold around his waist.

A match will officially be announced for Sunday’s PPV pitting the Usos against the New Age Outlaws with the tag-team titles on the line.  The Outlaws have been leery of the match but somehow they will get forced into it.

More Jack Swagger who is now the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship after beating Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry to earn the spot.  He’ll square off against Big E at Elimination Chamber for the title.  It will be interesting to see if WWE actually does something with Swagger since he was positioned as the out man out of the Real Americans with Cesaro getting pushed into a world title shot.

danielbryanyesshirtExpect at least a confrontation between Daniel Bryan and Kane on the show as well.  In fact, I’d say there is a good chance the former tag-team champions will face off in a match.  On a side note, have you see Daniel Bryan’s new t-shirt?

Look for Alberto Del Rio to go after Batista after getting beaten up silly by the Animal on last week’s show including his eating a Batista Bomb through the announcers table.  Good luck getting this feud on track and create doubt on who will win the match at Elimination Chamber.

WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday February 14, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Ontario, California. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-Smackdown opened with Daniel Bryan coming out. Huge cheers. A six man tag was introduced between Daniel Bryan, Christian, and Sheamus vs The Shield.

-The Shield defeated Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Christian. Great back and forth action between all men. The crowd was crazy for Daniel Bryan and The shield. The Shield got the win after Sheamus gave Christian the accidental Brogue Kick, and Rollins pinned him.

-Vickie Guerrero cut a promo with Zeb Colter where he asked her to be his Valentine. She set up a Four-Way match for the IC title.

-Jack Swagger beat Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, and Kofi Kingston in a Four-Way to become No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Title. Henry was tossed aside early to make way for the other three taking turns beating on each other. Henry came back in and cleared the ring. Swagger did an awesome double suplex with Kofi and Mysterio. Swagger tossed Mysterio from the ring and then put the Patriot Lock on Kofi and he tapped.

-Eva Marie beat Alicia Fox. The crowd was pretty flat for this besides booing when Eva when she came out. She won with a cheap roll up.

-Bad News Barrett was out next making fun of American women eating chocolates on Valentine’s Day. He called them fat pigs. Funny.

-The Uso Brothers, Goldust, and Cody Rhodes defeated The New Age Outlaws, Ryback, and Curtis Axel in an eight-man tag. Road dogg started off by getting worked over, then one of the Uso’s got worked over by traditional heel style tag team. Ryback came in and the loud Goldberg chants started. He told us all to shut up. A small group of fans started a CM Punk chant that died after 15 seconds. Jimmy got the hot tag and cleaned house, then did the ass to the head of the Outlaws. There was some outside flying action on the heels and then the Uso’s double kicked Road Dogg, followed up with a top rope splash, and finished off Road Dogg.

-Darren Young beat Damien Sandow. Titus O’Neil came out for commentary. Darren pinned Sandow in under two minutes. Complete waste of time. After the match, Titus attacked Darren and they fought back and forth before Darren ripped off part of Titus’ pants.

-The Miz beat Fandango (w/Summer Rae). They both traded offense for a few minutes before Santino Marella and Emma came out. Summer Rae confronted Emma and then slapped her, which started a cat fight. Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale off the distraction for the win. Emma did her dance afterward.

-Cesaro defeated Randy Orton in a non-title match. There were some signs planted in the audience that said “Cesaro Section.” Looks like they are starting to call Antonio Cesaro as just Cesaro now, as this is the second time they’ve called him that tonight. Fast back and forth action to start with Orton ducking out of the ring a few times. Strong cheers for Cesaro and loud We The People chants. Orton faked an injury outside and then roughed up Cesaro. Orton went for his hanging DDT, but Cesaro reversed it into the Cesaro Swing and he did 16 revolutions. The crowd went crazy. Great near fall, as Cesaro hit the uppercut. There were loud “this is awesome” chants and the crowd was loving this match. Cesaro hit a powerbomb off a reversal from the top rope and then hit The Neutralizer for the clean pin.

Dark Segment

Kane came out and said Daniel Bryan disrespected him on Raw and he demanded an apology. Bryan came down and played the crowd before beating Kane down and celebrating with the crowd.

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Raw Reaction (2/10/2013): “Raw is White”

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Last night’s show opened exactly where I feared it would: with Betty White walking out to the ring. Luckily, Big Show stepped up to be the world’s largest arm candy. And this whole charade quickly ended when The Authority came out. Thank goodness. Too bad it didn’t signal Betty White’s final appearance on the show. [Read more...]

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results from February 7, 2014

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WWE SmackDown
February 7, 2014
Wells Fargo Center
Des Moines, Iowa

First Segment: Daniel Bryan comes out to a massive pop from the Des Moines audience #YESMovement. Bryan tells the crowd their great. Daniel Bryan says he doesn’t want to be the face of the WWE. He wants to be himself. He mention that the Authority show their colors when Bryan former best friend Kane came down to the ring during Bryan match with Randy Orton. Daniel Bryan calls out Kane and wants to figure how his best friend turn into a big red corporate sellout.

Kane comes out and Bryan cuts him off and tells him to come down to the ring. Kane apologizes for his actions last Monday Night. Daniel Bryan mentions all the great moments they had in the past. Bryan was hoping that Kane wouldn’t embrace being apart of The Authority. Bryan tells Kane to take off his cheap suit and give up this corporate Kane crap. Kane says he happy that his Team Hell No days are over and says that him and Bryan are no longer friends. Kane says they were never friends and mentions that in this business you can make friends or you can make money. Bryan says he is doing fine by himself due to having the support of the WWE Universe.

Daniel Bryan calls out Kane to come down to the ring and have a match with Bryan. Kane says he is fine, but since Bryan wants to fight so bad Kane schedule a match with Daniel Bryan taking on Antonio Cesaro.

1.) Roman Regins and Dean Ambrose w/Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston

Seth Rollins joins JBL and Michael Cole on commentary. Dean Ambrose and Kofi Kingston lock up to start the match. Kofi Kingston tags in Dolph Ziggler and they double team Ambrose and Ambrose kicks out at 2. Dolph Ziggler lands 10 elbows to the chest of Dean Ambrose. Dean Ambrose tags in Roman Regins and knocks down Ziggler to the bottom rope.Roman Regins tags in Dean Ambrose and Ziggler knocks him down and that allows him to gain momentum and get the hot tag to Kingston. Kofi Kingston knocks down Ambrose with the crossbody and lands a couple of kicks to the head and tags in Ziggler. Dolph Ziggler dropkicks Roman Regins to the ringside, but Regins got back up and drop kicks Ziggler from outside of the ring to gain control of the match as SmackDown went to commercial break.

Back from the commerical break Dean Ambrose lands a butterfly suplex on Kingston for a near fall, and the applied a chin lock.He continues the assault with strikes and then sets Kofi up on the top rope in the corner. He went for another suplex, but Kofi pushed him off and hit a splash. Ziggler wanted a tag, but Ambrose prevented the tag. Kofi kit a side kick, and both guys made a tag. Ziggler hit a drop kick and a splash, and some mounted punches. He followed up with a neck breaker, and attempted a Fameasser, but Reigns countered and planted Ziggler with the back suplex.

Roman Regins tries to set up for a Superman Punch, but Ambrose interrupted him by trying to sneak in with a tag. The distraction allowed Kofi to pull Ambrose off the apron, and Dolph hit a Fameasser for a near fall. Reigns recovered and hit a Superman Punch and a spear. He then tagged in Ambrose with a smirk on his face and Ambrose comes in and pins Ziggler to pick up the victory for The Shield.

The Wyatt Family interrupt The Shield arguement and starts laughing at them. Bray Wyatt says that they think he is a joke, but said can they see the monster in his eyes. Bray Wyatt says that The Shield will know how real he is. Luke Harper says The Shield will be the first to burn and to follow the buzzards.

Winner: Roman Regins and Dean Ambrose

Sheamus was shown backstage walking towards the ring as he will take on Ryback next on SmackDown.

2.) Sheamus vs. Ryback w/Curtis Axel

Sheamus and Ryback lock up to start the match. Sheamus applies a side headlock on Ryback.  Sheamus hit a forward roll slam, and then rolls outside the ring and hits a Brouge Kick on Curtis Axel. Sheamus then goes on to clubs Ryback on his chest. Ryback hit a spinebuster to Sheamus then applies a chin lock. Ryback hits the backpack stunner and then goes on the top rope and goes for the splash, but Sheamus rolled out of the way.

Sheamus starts gaining momentum and hits a powerslam. Sheamus goes for the Brouge Kick, but Ryback caught him and hit a massive powerbomb for a near fall. Ryback fires up for the meat hook clothesline, but Sheamus Brouge Kicks Ryback out of nowhere as he was charging towards him to pick up the victory.

Winner: Sheamus

They showed the exclusive interview Michael Cole conducted with Triple H on Wednesday on WWE.com. Triple H was visibly upset at Michael Cole with the questions that were addressed to him and says that his job is to make sure each WWE Superstar gets better no matter what the situation is. They plugged the match between Orton/Christian and Bryan/Cesaro which will happen later on tonight on SmackDown.

Back from commercial break and they show us a preview of the WWE’s Legends House show which will air in April on the WWE Network.

Renee Young is backstage with Alberto Del Rio, and footage was shown of his attack on Batista from Monday Night Raw. Alberto Del Rio says that he is an Animal tamer, and he would turn Batista into a little chihuaua drinking milk from a saucer. Back to ringside The Real Americans come out as Antonio Cesaro prepares for his match with Daniel Bryan.

Back from commercial break Michael Cole announces that Mark Henry will return on this Monday’s Raw Live! from Los Angeles, California

3.) Daniel Bryan vs. Antonio Cesaro

Bryan got his offense early with kicks and knees. Cesaro hit a knee of his own plus a european uppercut,and then covered Bryan for two count. They battled back and forth, and Bryan took Cesaro down and applied a short arm scissors. Cesaro used his power and picked Bryan up and dropped him from an electric chair position. Bryan got fired up a moment later and hit a running clothesline. He followed up with a top rope hurricanrana for a two count. Cesaro got back into the match with a tilt a whirl back breaker.

Back from a commerical break Antonio Cesaro hits a running european uppercut to Bryan in the corner. Bryan tried to gain some momentum, but Cesaro lands a big boot to the face of Daniel Bryan.Bryan tried for a diving knee on the outside, but he hit Swagger instead after Cesaro moved. Bryan climbed to the top and tried for a splash, but Cesaro hit him in the gut. Cesaro went for the Neutralizer, but Cesaro reversed into a Yes Lock attempt. Cesaro avoided it and got to his feet. Cesaro caught Bryan’s attempt at a head scissors, but Bryan spun out of it and landed in position to apply the Yes Lock. Cesaro was forced to tap out.

After the match Kane comes down to the ring and distracts Daniel Bryan. Cesaro goes from behind and hits the netrualizer on Daniel Bryan. Kane picks up  and Bryan lands a vicious chokeslam.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Renee Young interviews WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and says Bryan victory over him last Monday was a fluke. He says he will beat Christian, John Cena, Sheamus and Randy Orton. Orton says after the Elimination Chamber is over he will become the greatest WWE Champion of this generation or any other generation.

4.) Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee w/Tamina Snuka

Nikki picked up AJ by the collar and tossed her into the corner. AJ jumped on Nikki’s back and applied a sleeper. Nikki escaped and hit a couple of clotheslines and a hip toss. Nikki went for her Torture Rack, but Tamina caused a distraction. Brie and Tamina brawled outside the ring, but AJ knocked Brie off the apron. AJ applied the Black Widow for the win.

Winner: AJ Lee

Renee Young interviews Titus O’Neil.Titus said that he and Darren were partners for two years, and for a guy who takes no days off, he was off for all 731 days. He tried to come up with redeeming qualities for Darren, but could only say he had nice hair. He called him dead weight, and said it was over. He said his destination is the world championship. He said Renee did a fine job, and pointed her away from him. Darren Young then attacked him from behind, and threw him into some shipping containers

5.) Bray Wyatt vs. Goldust

A very interesting stare down occur with Bray Wyatt and Goldust as the match started. He grounded Goldust and applied a chin lock. Goldust fired back with a back elbow out of the corner and then a clothesline. Goldust hit a hurricanrana off the top rope and then lands a spine buster. Wyatt rolled to the outside, but Goldust hit a rolling senton to the outside onto Wyatt. Harper and Rowan attacked Cody on the outside as a distraction, which allowed Bray to sneak attack Goldust. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail on Goldust to pick up the victory.

After the match The Shield was shown on the titantron. Ambrose said they have a lot of pride, and that’s because they are the best in the business at what they do. Rollins said he’s not afraid of them whether they are man or monster, and he will scrape their beards off their face with his boots for costing them a shot at the Elimination Chamber. Reigns said thankfully, they know a few ways to make people understand, and they would understand The Shield at Elimination Chamber. Believe in The Shield.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

6.) Randy Orton vs. Christian

Orton applies a side headlock and follows with a shoulder tackle, but Christian comes back with one of his own before throwing Orton outside. Christian backdrops Orton outside and dropkicks him as we go to a break, then we get back to see Christian try to slam Orton into the ringpost. Orton ends up kicking him into it, then he suplexes Christian on the barricade and taunts the crowd upon reentering the ring. Orton applies a side headlock but Christian counters with a suplex, then they trade punches until Christian uppercuts Orton and sends him into the corner.

Christian connects with some mounted punches before snapping Orton’s head on the ropes, then he heads up top and hits a crossbody for two. Christian calls for a Killswitch but Orton counters with a spinning powerslam for two, then he turns and sends Christian into the ringpost. Christian comes back with some strikes on the apron and heads up top, but Orton avoids a frog splash and connects with a hangman’s DDT. Orton pounces and calls for a RKO, but Christian counters with a backslide before setting up a Killswitch. Orton shoves him into the corner so Christian tries to connect with a springboard uppercut, but Orton hits a midair RKO for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

JPOV: Very entertaining edition of SmackDown tonight. I really enjoy the matches tonight besides the Bray Wyatt/Goldust match and divas match. Daniel Bryan look very strong tonight with his match with Antonio Cesaro plus his promo earlier in the night with Kane. Those thinking this is going to be a throw away match with Kane and Bryan well I have to disagree these guys have history with each other and they had good matches in the past i.e. SummerSlam 2012. I enjoyed the promos from The Shield and The Wyatts. The Sheamus and Ryback match came as a surprise to me, but they delivered and I really hope these guys face each other again in the future. Christian and Randy Orton match was what I expected to be, but I wasn’t disappointed I’m happy that while Orton is in this Authority Gaunlet he is not losing every match before the PPV.

Josh’s Grade for SmackDown: 8/10

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