WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 14, 2014) from the BJCC Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, featuring all the continued fallout from WrestleMania 30. This will also serve as a tribute show to Ultimate Warrior.
Advertised for tonight: Triple H will address The Shield's actions last week, namely Roman Reigns spearing him out of his shorts, Paige is the new Divas champion and it's time to really get to know her, RVD is back and needs something to do, Cesaro's next step as a Paul Heyman Guy, and, of course, John Cena and Bray Wyatt are still playing tug-of-war over the former's soul.
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. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 14
Rex here. Let's mark out with our snark out.
Raw kicks off with the roster on the apron including Vinnie Mac. A lot of the roster are wearing Ultimate Warrior shirts. Lawler introduces an Ultimate Warrior tribute.
When the video is finished, they do a ten bell salute.
A lot of of the roster were fighting back tears.
The roster leads the crowd in a chant of "WARRIOR! WARRIOR! WARRIOR!"
IC Tournament: RVD vs ADR
Result: RVD wins by pinfall
- ADR with some early strikes but RVD fights back with some kicks. He sends ADR flying out of the corner and then hits a running spinning heelkick. Splash from RVD and then he sends ADR to the outside.
- ADR comes back with revenge with some slams and knees. RVD though sends him to the outside and goes for a moonsault off the apron but ADR dodges. RVD landed on his feet but ADR nailed him with a clothesline and then put him into the barrier as we head to break.
- Back from break and ADR launches RVD in the corner but he lands on the second rope, so ADR follows up with a headkick. ADR goes up top but RVD gets his knees up. RVD goes up top know but ADR lands an enziguiri for a two count.
- ADR goes for the arm bar but RVD counters with a leg scissors takedown. RVD with a five star frog splash leap for the pinfall.
Tease of HHH, Stephanie, Orton, and Batista talking in the back. We don't get any audio of it.
Ultimate Warrior video package of his match with Honky Tonk Man at SummerSlam '88.
An odd Toys'R'Us commercial thing with Sheamus and Big E
We finally get the Authority talking in the back. HHH warns them of the danger the Shield presents and says they remind him a lot of them. He says he isn't sure who could stop them.
Stephanie says she is looking at them.
HHH tries to rally Evolution but Batista and Orton are only concerned with their title shots and tell HHH he is own his own.
Rhodes Bros vs Rybaxel
Result: Rybaxel wins by pinfall
- Goldie and Axel start things off and Axel goes to work with some stomps and goes for the Thesz Press but Goldie counters with the inverted atmoic drop. A couple of right hands from Goldie and he tags in his brother.
- Reverse suplex from Rhodes and Cody works over the left arm. Tag back to Goldie and he hits a couple of slams before Axel tries to counter but eats a right hand. Ryback with the distraction and Axel takes advantage by laying out Goldie. Series of strikes in the corner before tagging in Ryback. Running elbow from Axel and a splash from Ryback in the corner.
- Series of spears in the corner and then Ryback goes up to the second rope. He tags in Axel and then hits a elbow drop off the second rope and Axel follows through. Axel with a suplex and then tags back in Ryback.
- Ryback with a power slam and then a sleeper hold. Goldie breaks the hold and gets the hot tag. Rhodes starts taking it to Ryback off the hot tag when Axel tries to get involved. Axel eats a Disaster Kick and Cody goes for one on Ryback but Ryback counters the attempt with a cltohesline for the pinfall.
Paige vs Alicia Fox
Result: Paige wins by pinfall
- Early lock up and Fox shoves PAige away. Some strikes from Fox and then a series of tilt-a-whirl backbreakers that send Paige to the outside "Get out of my ring". When Paige gets back in and Fox with an elbow and that beautiful Northern Lights Suplex.
- Sleeper from Fox that leads to a head slam. Fox with some taunts and when she tries to follow up Paige hits a a big side kick. A series of lariats from Paige and then a dropkick. Paige locks in the Scorpion Cross Lock for the win!
- That was a fun match
Bo Dallas video package.
The Usos vs Orton and Batista
- Before the match can start they start brawling and it ends with the Usos sending Orton and Batista to the outside. They hit a double suicide dive.
- Orton hits the ring and things actually start. Orton and Uso trading strikes that ends with an Orton backbreaker. Tag to Batista who goes to work on the back. Big whip into the corner. Batista with some stomps and then a couple of slams.
- Uso with a Somoan Drop for a pin attempt that gets broken up by Orton. Orton goes after the other Uso and starts beating on him. The Shield makes the save and take out Orton!
- They encircle Batista in the ring. Batista tries to fight them off but he eats a Superman Punch and then flees the ring.
Video package of Warrior-Hogan at WMVI
Orton and Batista walking in the back and they pass HHH who just says- "Told ya"
Heyman comes out and introduces himself as the advocate for Lesnar and repeats over and over about Lesnar beating the streak.
Heyman with some photos of the end of the streak and narrates it.
Heyman then introduces his new client- the King of Swing
IC Tournament: Cesaro vs Mark Henry
Result: Cesaro wins by pinfall
- Henry threatens Heyman to stay out of the match before the bell rings.
- Early lock up that leads to Henry hitting some clohteslines and then tossing Cesaro to the outside.
- Cesaro consults with Heyman a bit before making his way back into the ring. Cesaro goes to work with some forearms and uppercuts that leads to the corner. Henry shove Cesaro off but he resounds with a running uppercut. Some more strikes and the shove-running uppercut occurs again.
- Henry then lays out Cesaro with a clothesline. Cesaro responds with an uppercut to the back of the head. He goes up top and hits an uppercut off the top rope and then hits the Neutralizer for the win.
HHH and Stephanie with Maddox in the back. He is to tell them that the Shield have a match for the Main Event but he isn't to tell them their opponents.
Alexander Rusev vs Xavier Woods
Results: Rusev wins by pinfall
- Lana with a fun promo before the match started.
- Rusev with some early strikes before hitting the black hole slame and then Lana yells "Rusev Crush"
- Rusev slaps on the accolade for the win.
- He doesn't let go so R-Truth attacks but Lana prevents him from retalitating at first. Until Truth turns his back then she gives the command.
Warrior video package of his cage match with Rude
Sheamus vs Swagger
Result: Sheamus wins by pinfall
- Sorry my write up for this one didn't save.
One of the Adam Rose promos from last week
Sandow is cutting a promo and Big Show comes out.
Sandow says he won't be interupted and he demands the respect he deserves.
Sandow is cutting an awesome promo.
He is going after the crowD AND Big Show.
Sandow continues his awesomeness until Big Show knocks him out.
Wyatt Family comes out and Bray cuts a magnificent promo.
He starts with society and how he can see what we cannot and it eventually comes around to the lies of John Cena.
So many great lines.
Wyatt will save us from the machinations of the multifaceted Cena.
"Abigail will be my sword in this crusade"
He has Cena on the ropes and the edge and all he needs is a push.
He doesn't want to slay the monster now, he just wants to play and calls for Cena.
Cena comes out and says the last thing anyone wants to see is Cena get a push. HA!
Cena wants to lighten up things.
He panders to the Alabama crowd and then says he found Sister Abigail on Myspace.
Its Wyatt in drag and then he found Mama Wyatt and its Harper's head on an old lady. Next is Rowan's head on a baby's body.
"You are hysterical John, whenever you face a threat you have nothing but jokes." He calls for Cena to be serious.
Cena says when he gets serious, Wyatt gets beat. Cena wants to see Wyatt without the family so he challenges him to a cage match.
Wyatt loves the idea. His response is just so amazing. He then starts singing as we head to break.
Santino and Emma vs Fandango and Layla
Result: Fandango and Layla win by pinfall
- Fandango with some early strikes but Santino hits a big hip toss. He goes for the cobra but Layla makes the tag.
- Emma with a slam and then the Dilemma. emma goes up top but Fandango with a distraction that lets Layla knock her of the turnbuckle for the win.
Stephanie is lecturing Kane (who is sitting in a chair) for his poor behavior of late.
Kane tries to apologize but Stephanie interferes and continues to run over his failures.
She eventually starts yelling at him about being a shell of what he used to be.
Kane gets angry and looks like he is going to kill Stephanie before he walks over to a case with his mask and takes back control of the mask.
He says he is going to eviscerate Bryan and send him to the depths of hell.
Another Bo Dallas promo.
It may be the best one yet.
Replay of Warrior's promo from last week.
A new Rose promo that involves him, the bunny, and two others playing Hungry Hungry Hippo.
The bunny is sad so Rose cheers him up and they restart the party.
IC Tournament: Bad News Barret vs Dolph Ziggler
Result: Barrett wins by pinfall.
- BNB has a cape!
- Ziggler with some early wrestling to try and ground Barrett, but Barrett strikes send Ziggler to the outside. He starts chanting "BAD NEWS! BAD NEWS!" as Ziggler gets back in the ring.
- Barrett with a right hand and some kicks in the corner before hitting a vertical suplex. Ziggler dodges a knee drop and comes out firing.
- Hammerlock to a side headlock. Barrett fights out and hits a few slams. He goes for a big elbow but Ziggler dodges and hits a dropkick. Clothesline from Ziggler that sends them both out. They start trading punches and then Barret sends Ziggler flying into the post as we head to break.
- Back from break and Ziggler dodges a Barrett charge that sends him shoulder first into the post. Ziggler with the ten count punches and a neckbreaker. Barrett with a big slam and Ziggler got his shoulder up at the very last moment.
- Barrett goes for the pump handle slam but Ziggler counters. Ziggler mith a missed splash in the corner. Barrett goes up top but Ziggler nails him with a right. Ziggler goes for the superplex but Barrett fights him off. Barrett tries to take advantage but Ziggler springs to life with a facebuster off the turnbuckle.
- Barrett with the Winds of Change but he only gets a two count. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer but Ziggler counters with a roll up for two. Barrett sends Ziggler flying and then hits the Bull Hammer.
Shield vs ADR, Fandango, Swagger, Rusev, 3MB, Bad News Barrett, Rybaxel, O'Neill (I think I got them all)
- Rollins and Slater start things off. Rollins with some kicks before tagging in Reigns. Reigns with a big elbow and then some stomps in the corner. Rollins tagged back in and he hits a huge enziguiri for a pin attempt that Barrett breaks up.
- Ambrose charges in and beats on Barrett before trying to attackk the entire heel corner. Reigns pulls him back.
- Rollins trapped in the corner as Slater beats on him before tagging in O'Neil who hits a back breaker and barks in Reigns face on the appron.
- Rusev tagged in and he hits a series of elbow drops and then a headbutt before tagging in Swagger. Swagger with some knees in the corner and as the reg pulls him off the heel corner gets in some cheap shots.
- Ryback tags in and hits a big powerbomb. Rollins sends Ryback to the outside and Reigns spears him. It turns into a big brawl now as all hell breaks loose. Rollins hits a plancha to the entire heel corner as they beat on Reigns.
- Shield regroups in the center of the ring but the heels swarm them and just starting beating on them. As the beatdown continues for a couple of minutes familiar music strikes- LINE IN THE SAND!
- Evolution is officially back.
- HHH, Orton, and Batista come out and hit the ring. The other heels clear out as Evolution starts to stomp out Rollins and then maul him in the corner. reigns tries to make the save but he eats an RKO.
- Batista Bomb to Rollins and then an RKO. Batista goes for the Batista Bomb again and Ambrose tries to make the save but is overwhelmed and gets hit with the Batista Bomb-RKO combo. Batista hits the Batista Bomb to Rollins.
- HHH starts taunting Reigns and Orton and Batista hold his head up- "Believe in Evolution" before hitting the Pedigree on Reigns.
- HHH raises the hands of Orton and Batista as we head to break.