WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 3, 2014) from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, featuring all the latest on CM Punk. If he's going to return, this is the show it's going to happen. Probably. Maybe. But he might not. We'll see.
Advertised for tonight: Brock Lesnar is back with something to say to Undertaker, who is also set to make an appearance, The Shield will take on The Wyatt Family in a rematch from Elimination Chamber, Aaron Paul guest hosts, and so much more.
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MAR. 1
Rex here. Time to mark out with our snark out.
CM Punk's music is playing for a while and the crowd gets super excited.
After a minute or so out comes Paul Heyman!
Heyman just encourages them to keep chanting for Punk.
Heyman takes a sit like Punk during the pipebomb.
He is going to tell us the story of a Paul Heyman guy who the machine never wanted.
A man that they thought was too small to main event WWE.
A Paul Heyman guy who was born and raised in Chicago.
A man named CM Punk, a man who is not here tonight.
Heyman says its pipebomb about Punk.
Heyman says he wishes Punk was here tonight because he would be putting on a show and proving the detractors wrong.
He then says he knows who to blame for Punk not being able to take it anymore. His job security is at risk as he tells the truth. He blames every single one of the fans.
Heyman was the master of Punk's success but then the fans took him away from Heyman.
So Heyman went back to his true prodigy- BROCK LESNAR!
Out comes Lesnar with some tape around his hand.
Lesnar says that his focus is destroying the Undertaker and the Streak.
Henry makes his way out to confront Lesnar.
They brawl for a bit but Lesnar gets advantage and takes Henry out with some steel stairs. Lesnar then F5's Henry through the announcer's table!
WWE Tag Team Title Match: New Age Outlaws (c) vs the Usos
Result: The Usos win by pinfall and become the new Tag Team Champions
- Sorry folks missed the opening salvos of the match before the first break.
- Back from break from and Jey nails a big head kick to Road Dogg. Both guys make the tag.
- Jimmy taking it to Gunn with some strikes. Dogg tries to interfere but gets knocked of the apron and then Gunn gets hit with a Somoan drop.
- Dogg tries to interfere again but gets powerslammed by Jimmy and then hits a splash in the corner.
- Senton to Gunn.
- All hell breaks loose and it ends with the Usos making a suicide dive tag that takes out Road Dogg.
- Jey hits a superkick and then a splash for the win.
Some of the Divas talking about Aaron Paul in the back.
It was a waste of time.
Big E vs Cesaro
Result: Big E wins by disqualification
- Cesaro with some early uppercuts but Big E nails him with a belly to belly.
- Swagger tries to interfere but eats a right hand from Big E.
- Cesaro takes advantage of the distraction and hits the Big Swing!
- After Cesaro is finished with it Swagger charges in and hits the Swagger Bomb to trigger the dq. That was quick.
- As Cesaro and Colter yell at Swagger, Big E takes advantage and hits the Big Ending on Cesaro
The Shield vs the Wyatt Family
Result: Wyatt Family wins by pinfall
- As the Wyatts are walking to the ring, Rollins and Ambrose hit a double suicide dive! Reigns and Wyatt brawl a bit before Rollins and Harper get into the ring and the ref starts the match.
- Super Germansuplex from Harper but Rollins lands on his feet! Rollins sends him to the outside and then kicks Rowan off the apron from the opposite side of the ring. He then runs back across and hits a suicide dive on Harper and then gets back in and runs to the other side and hits a plancha on Rowan! HOLY SHIT! That was awesome.
- Wyatt tries to interfere when Rollins goes up top but Ambrose takes out Wyatt. This gives Harper time to recover and knock Rollins off the turnbuckle as we head to break.
- Back from break and Ambrose is distracting Harper which gives Rollins the time to take him out with a dropkick.
- As Rollins crawls for the tag but Ambrose came off the apron and tried to go after Wyatt. Reigns has to fetch him and no one is there to make the tag. Harper tags in Rowan who hits a splash in the corner.
- Rollins with a counter that plants Rowan into the corner as Harper hits the big boot to Reigns to send him off the apron.
- Rollins gets the tag to Ambrose. Ambrose comes in with a series of strikes and then goes to work on the knee of Rowan. Ambrose gets him tangled in the ropes and hits a dropkick to the knee. Leg drag from Ambrose and he locks in the Figure Four!
- Harper makes the save and Reigns takes him out then sends him over the barricade. Rowan tags in Wyatt and he goes to work on Ambrose. Series of strikes and slams before dragging Ambrose to the corner. Series of quick tags and strikes.
- Ambrose spits at Harper before dropping to the floor. Harper tosses him back to the corner and htis a huge big boot. Ambrose is bumping like a mad man. Rowan tags in and works his head squeeze before tagging back in Harper. Harper going to work before tagging in Wyatt.
- Harper and Reigns start brawling again as Ambrose with a DDT to Wyatt. Ambrose tries to makes the tag but Rollins hops off the apron and walks away to the apron. Reigns confronts him and Rollins says he can't be the glue anymore.
- Reigns gets pissed and goes beserk on the Wyatt Family. Superman punches and spears galore as Ambrose is brawling like a mad man.
- All hell as broken loose as Reigns hits a spear to Rowan over the table after Ambrose had Harper tied up in the ropes and Reigns hit the apron dropkick.
- Harper with a suicide dive to Reigns!
- Wyatt and Harper beat the still fighting Ambrose down. Sister Abigail for the win as Rollins looks on from the apron.
Renee Young with Batista.
Batista calls the Yes! Movement the dumbest thing in the world and basically calls us a bunch of nerds.
Fandango and Summer Rae vs Santino and Emma
Result: Emma and Santino win by submission.
- Santino and Fandango start things off but Emma and Santino keep high fiving which causes the ref to make that a tag. This repeats a couple of times before Fandango finally takes out Santino.
- Fandango with some kicks but Santino punches his way out. He tries for a hip toss but Fandango lays him out with a dropkick and then a suplex. Fandango goes up top but Santino rolls away so Fandango has to land on his feet. Santino with a chin drop and he makes the tag to Emma.
- Summer tries for a big boot but Emma catches it and lays her out with some dropkicks. Summer Rae with a missed splash and Emma locks in the Dilemma.
- Emma Sandwich in the corner and then she locks in the Emma Lock for the win.
- Emma and Santino celebrate a bunch after the match.
Christian vs Sheamus
Result: Sheamus wins by pinfall
- Sheamus and Christian jawing with each other to start things off and Christian slaps Sheamus a few times. Christian runs away and Sheamus chases him around the ring before finally getting a hold of him and putting him into the barrier twice.
- Back in the ring and he starts to grind his boot into Christian. Power slam leads to a knee drop for a nearfall.
- Christian with some punches to take back control but he is quickly laid out with a clothesline. Christian with another slap so Sheamus hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker.
- Sheamus kick but then he gets sent to the outside by Christian who follows up with a baseball slide.
- Christian springboard splash and Sheamus just stepped out of the way and then puts Christian into the steps. Christian runs beind the announcer's table as we head to break.
- Back from break and Sheamus chucks Christian off the turnbuckle before going up there for himself. Christian then sends Sheamus tumbling to the floor.
- Sheamus barely makes the count and Christian goes to work grinding his boot into Sheamus' face. Sheamus fights out with some puncehs but Christian hits a suplex.
- Christian goes up top for a splash but Sheamus dodges. After some brawling Christian tries again but Sheamus catches him and tangles him in the ropes for the forearm spot and then hits two high knees.
- Sheamus goes for White Noise but Christian counters and gets a two count. Sheamus charges in the corner but Christian dodges but his follow up gets countered into White Noise.
- Brogue Kick for the win
Renee with Sheamus in the back when Christian pounces and destroys with with the set and a light fixture. Various refs have to pull him off.
The Bellas vs Alicia Fox and Aksana
Result: Bellas win by pinfall
- Nothing. Didn't even get Fox's amazing Northern Lights Suplex.
Bryan out now and the crowd shows him some love.
Bryan says that is what he loves to hear. Let's make our voices heard and Hijack Raw.
He says he will remain until one of two things happen. Crowd naturally chants for Punk.
Bryan won't leave until Batista comes out to fight or HHH accepts his challenge.
Out comes HHH and Stephanie now.
Stephanie says something but is drowned in boos and was hard to make out.
Bryan airs his grievances at the Authority's interference at every corner. He reiterates his challenge to HHH for WMXXX.
"Well that's not going to happen" -HHH
HHH wants to know what it is with our generation that we can't accept our failures and inadequacies.
HHH says all we do is blame others and make excuses.
He doesn't know why being B+ angers people. It is a good spot to be in.
It's going to take more than a B+ player to get him to lace up his boots for Mania.
Crowd chants ASSHOLE so HHH says they are saying it's Bryan's turn.
Bryan says that the people want the match so HHH should live up to his word and do what's best for business.
Stephanie says that this tiny bit of fame has gone to Bryan's head. It's easy to think its the fans that got him there but really it was the McMahon family that got him there.
The McMahon's made Daniel Bryan.
Bryan says her delusions of self importance are hilarious. He suggests that Stephanie take HHH's place and face him at Mania.
"I'm pretty sure she would whip your ass too" -HHH
HHH says he isn't going to take such kindergarten level bait.
"Your little match at Wrestlemania isn't going to happen fella" in a baby talk voice.
He says WM is the showcase of the immortals and Bryan just doesn't measure up so he better get out of his ring right now.
Bryan says the ring is actually the fans.
Bryan, the ring, and even the fans belong to the Authority.
HHH tells him to get out again and Bryan dares him to make him.
Stephanie calls for Kane and Bryan goes right after him and lays him out and continues to beat on him.
Refs and then security swarm him as Stephanie calls for them to get him out of there.
"Stay out!" -Stephanie
Bryan on the ramp as security blocks his path to the ring as the people chant "Daniel Bryan".
Alberto Del Rio out to the ring and they say he is squaring off with someone.
A mustang comes out with Aaron Paul and Ziggler in it.
Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler with Aaron Paul
Result: Ziggler wins by pinfall
- Aaron Paul on commentary
- ADR opens up with some early strikes and then a huge back body drop.
- ADR with some imitations of Ziggler to taunt him
- Ziggler elbows out of a shoulder lock and hits a dropkick then lands ten punches in the corner.
- Neckbreaker from Ziggler but ADR counters the fameasser attempt with a tilt a whirl backbreaker
- Del Rio with a superkick and Paul gets up on the announcer's desk to distract ADR which gives Ziggler a chance to recover as he counters the arm bar attempt with the Zig Zag for the win.
Hall of Fame announcement: Paul Bearer!
Big E vs Swagger
Result: Big E wins by DQ
- As soon as the bell rings, Cesaro swarms Big E and hits the neutralizer to cause the DQ
John Cena out to the ring now.
The chant CM Punk at him so he thanks them for the warm Chicago welcome.
Cena continues to play with the crowd being antagonistic to him and he does it perfectly.
He says he respects the crowd even if they are against him because of their passion.
Change and new blood will go through him though and he calls out Wyatt.
Wyatt pops up on the Titantron and cuts a brilliant promo. I can't do it justice.
LANA LIVE ON RAW!
She comes out and demands that we all rise for the Bulgarian brute.
He has a podium that he steps up on and then speaks some Bulgarian.
Daniel Bryan vs Batista
- Orton chilling at ringside for the match.
- Early lock up and Batista shoves Bryan across the ring. Should block and then a side headlock that Bryan fights out of and hits a dropkick to the knee.
- Bryan with some kicks to the downed Batista and then a series of knees and kicks in the corner. Running dropkick to the knee in the corner.
- Single leg Boston Crab from Bryan. Batiasta rolls over and kicks Bryan off of him.
- Bryan with some uppercuts and Batista counters with a powerslam and then tosses Bryan to the outside as we head to break at 11:06. Long overrun tonight.
- Back from break and Bryan his two running dropkicks in the corner before Batista rolls out. Bryan hits a suicide dive and then tosses Batista back in and goes to town with some roundhouse kicks.
- Bryan goes up top and HHH, Kane, and Stephanie make their way out.
- This gives Batista time to crotch Bryan and then toss him into the steps. Batista follows up by whipping Bryan into Orton and then tossing him back into the ring.
- Bryan with a huge kick to drop Batista. Orton interferes now. He goes for an RKO but Batista pushes him into a Baisuku Knee and then Bryann hits a running dropkick to Batista.
- Kane tries to get involved but Bryan drops him with a kick. He tries to follow up but Batista spears him.
- HHH gets the mic and says he is tired of Bryan's fantasy. Bryan upkicks him! Batista responds by hitting the Bastista Bomb on Bryan.
- HHH then hits Bryan with a Pedigree.
- HHH and Stephanie lord over his body as Stephanie mocks him with Yes! chants