WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 12, 2014) from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, featuring all the latest build to the Payback pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for early next month in Chicago.
Advertised for tonight: More in the Bray Wyatt-John Cena feud, Adam Rose bothering Jack Swagger, The Shield and Evolution continuing to trade shots, Rusev gets another opponent, Daniel Bryan may or may not be scared of Kane, and 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. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MAY 12
Rex here. Let's mark out with our snark out.
Shield in the ring as the show opens up.
Ambrose has the mic and he is going ham. They want Evolution right now.
Rollins says they aren't going to run from Evolution, they are running to Evolution. They want a rematch.
Rollins says the problem is that Evolution's problem is they haven't evolved.
Reigns is suppressing anger and gets a hold of the mic. Evolution ambushed them and all he has to say is "That's all you got?"
They are going to teach Evolution to believe.
Ambrose's reaction to everything his boys were saying was great.
A limo pulls up in the back and Evolution exits. Shield bails on the ring and heads to the back.
Shield swarms Evolution and lays them out in the back.
Jack Swagger vs RVD
- Colter cutting a promo before the match. He says the fans shouldn't interact- they should shut up and pay attention. He has added Adam Rose to the deportation list.
- As the match is about to start- the exotic express hits the scene and makes their way around the ring. Swagger is yelling at the express when RVD takes advantage and hits a superkick and then a frog splash for the win.
Short Paige video package featuring a bit of a sit down with Michael Cole.
Bolieve video package.
Paige vs Alicia Fox
Result: Paige wins by pinfall
- Alicia with the mic. She says that Paige doesn't fit in and no one likes her then cheap shots the champ and starts to beat on her until the ref pulls her off. After a few seconds she goes back to beating her down and has to be pulled off again.
- The bell gets rung and Fox stomps on Paige before hitting a gut wrench backbreaker and then sends Paige to the outside. She beats on her on the outside and then tosses her back in.
- Series of elbows from Alicia and then the Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. A sleeper but when Paige escapes she hits another gut wrench backbreaker. Fox with a surfboard face buster and then she slams Paige's face into the mat some more before locking in another sleeper. Paige is able to fight out with the Paige Turner for the win.
- Fox goes nuts after the match and tears apart the announce table and sprays a soda everywhere. She then attacks the barricade and threatens to slap the time keeper before walking off with JBL's hat. She parades herself to the back while wearing his hat. That was amazing.
Bryan out to the ring with the mic. He talks about his battles and its going to be steeper then he thought it would be.
Crowd can't decide if its Yes! or No! for right now so he said "That's what it feels like to be John Cena"
He talks about Kane giving him the worst beating of his life.
Bryan announces that he has to pay the price of this business and his style. He has to have neck surgery on Thursday.
He says the Authority is happy about it. Bryan doesn't know when he will get to come back, but he will he come back- YES! YES! YES!
John Cena and the Usos vs the Wyatt Family
Result: Cena and the Usos win by pinfall
- Harper and Jey start things off. Harper is tossing Jey around when Jey hits a big boot to take control. Series of elbows and a running splash. Harper with a dropkick to end the assault. Tag to Wyatt who beats on Jey in the corner before tagging back in Harper.
- Harper with some elbows and stomps. JEy escapes and makes the tag to Jimmy. Jimmy with a series of strikes and a Samoan Drop. Punches in the corner and then a rotating moounsault off the top rope. Rowan and Wyatt with the distraction that allows Harper to hit a big boot to Jimmy.
- Wyatt and Harper with some double team maneuvers as they exchange some quick tags. Gator roll into a side headlock. Rowan gets in on the action and the Wyatts continue to make quick tags.
- Jimmy gets the hot tag and Cena clears the ring. He continues his rampage but Harper is able to get him with a facebuster. Jey with a big splash and when Wyatt tries to get involved they take him out. Rowan though takes Jey out but Cena gets the STF. Wyatt with a senton to break it up and as he goes for the Sister Abigail he gets hit with two superkicks. Harper gets involved again but gets taken out by the Usos. Cena hits the AA on Rowan for the win.
- When Cena and the Usos are at the stage, Wyatt gets on the mic and says "Thank you John Cena for making me realize what I must do. Follow the Buzzards"
Evolution out to the ring now.
Orton says that they need to put the hounds of justice to sleep.
HHH says that he thought he could salvage the unit he had fostered. He says that the Shield will have their rematch.
HHH talks about disecting each of the different members when Shield suddenly swarm the rign and clear out Evolution.
Batista gets on the mic and says he has had enough. He challenges Reigns to a singles match tonight.
Natalya vs Nikki Bella
- A bunch of the TDs are ringside with score cards. Oh lord they are fighting over a painting Nattie did for Nikki and John from TD.
- Nattie with a side headlock slam and some punches. Nikki with a back spring. The TDs are grading various moves in the match.
- Nattie with a slick rolling takedown into a leg lock. Knees in the corner from Nattie then Nikki fights back with a 180 knee from the second rope.
- Nattie with an ab stretch that Nikki reverses into one of her own. Nattie reverse that into a hip toss into the ropes and then just starts wailing on Nikki. Reg has to pull her off.
- They start shoving each other and Nikki gets a roll up for two, Nattie then hits one of her own.
- Knee from Nattie and then something happened that looked botched and Nikki got the win.
- After the match, Nattie goes and rips up one of the TDs signs.
Sheamus vs Axel
Result: Sheamus wins by submission
- A quick exchange and Sheamus wins with the clover leaf. Well that was a squash and now he has a match against Ryback.
- Sorry, I was trying to salvage my keyboard from spilled water so I couldn't get highlights. The two had a fun little hoss fight that ended with Sheamus winning via Brogue Kick.
Stephanie is out now that everything had caught up with him.
He has the heart of a champion but his body can't keep up.
She needs to do what's best for business and asks Bryan to come out show she can say it face to face.
Kane's pyro hits and he drags Bryan out to the stage.
Kane just leaves him there and goes away as the medics and Brie come out.
Steph comes up the ramp and is trying to find out if he is ok as we head to break.
After break he is being loaded into the ambulance as Steph is apologizing. Brie shoves her and tells her to stay away.
Fandango w/ Layla vs Dolph Ziggler
Result: Ziggler wins by pinfall
- Fandango gets a hold from behind and Ziggler hits a switch before laying Fandango out with a shoulder block. Series of arm drags from Fandango and then he taunts Ziggler with some hip gyrations. Ziggler dropkick but Fandango is able to send him to the outside as Fandango poses in the ring.
- As Ziggler gets back in the two brawl it out that ends with a vertical suplex from Fandango. Sleeper hold leads to to Ziggler using his head to bust Fandango's chin.
- Ziggler splash in the corner and then a flurry of punches. Fandango fights back with a Falcon Arrow and goes up top but Ziggler forces him off and hits the Fameasser for two.
- Layla with a distraction now and Ziggler starts to argue with her. He turns around right into a Fandango flying kick. Layla gets caught in the apron and that distracts Fandango enough for Ziggler to hit the Zig Zag for the win.
- After the match, Fandango says he may have lost the match but he knows he's a winner because he has Layla in his life. He starts professing his love for her and they make out.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is in the house.
He starts to talk about Legends House when out comes Lana.
She says that Hacksaw symbolizes America. Once a great nation that is now crumbling and is the laughing stock.
She brings up China passing us and starts to talk Rusev, but has to pause because of the USA chants.
Rusev is proud to represent Russia and the greatest lead in the world- Putin.
Hacksaw gets another USA chant going.
"You continue to prove your country's inferiority"
Rusev comes out now and they make their way to the ring.
Lana is giving Duggan one chance to beg for mercy.
Hacksaw says no so Rusev smashes his 2x4 and then she gives him the command to crush.
Before he can out comes Big E.
Rusev drops Big E with a huge kick though that forces him to the outside with Hacksaw.
Sandow out now and he mentions his pre-show shoot. He says he had to sneak this talking stick out here.
He starts to get rolling when the Rhodes Bros music interrupts them.
Damien Sandow vs Cody Rhodes
Result: Rhodes wins by pinfall
- Rhodes with some early slams and then a hammer lock. Rhodes with a series of strikes and tries for the disaster kick but Sandow drops down to avoid it.
- Sandow with a leg sweep takedown and then some stomps and elbow drops. Suplex leads to a sleeper hold. Rhodes fights out with a toss and then a series of roll ups.
- Sandow with a drop toe hold into the ropes and the some forearms before a running hip splash. Russian leg sweep but misses with the Elbow of Disdain. Sandow gets him on the apron and hits a series of forearms and then an elbow.
- Rhodes with a running forearm and a series of slick punches. Springboard dropkick and then a kick to a draping Sandow. Goes for Cross Rhodes but Sandow counters and goes to work on Rhodes in the corner.
- Rhodes with an eye rake when the ref is distracted by Goldy and he htis the Disaster Kick for the win.
Another Bolieve package.
Awesome Wyatt video promo.
Roman Reigns vs Batista
- Lock up to start things off and Batista takes advantage with a knee and some shoulders in the corner. Reigns reverses the situation and hits some shoulders of his own before a viscious whip into the opposite corner.
- Batista drags Reigns to the outside and the brawl on the outside. Reigns drives Batista's head into the steps with his forearm. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch in the corner but Batista dodges.
- Batista with a splash in the corner and then a couple of slams. Big kick to the head of a downed Reigns. Reigns comes out firing with some punches and headbutts.
- Counter kick from Batista and then a whip in the corner that REigns comes back out with a clothesline. Evolution on the apron now and so is the Shield.
- Batista with some punches and then a big boot from Reigns. Some big right hands from Reigns and when he goes for the apron dropkick- Evolution blocks his path. Ambrose and Rollins hit a double suicide dive to them to clear the path and Reigns hits the apron dropkick.
- It just turns into a melee now. Shield gets the advantage and Stephanie appears on the stag. She sends the heel side of the locker room to turn the tide. They are holding up Reigns for a chari shot from HHH when he fights out and spears HHH. Ambrose and Rollins fight back with chairs now and clears most of the ring. Ambrose with a headlock drive onto the chair (Fandango) and then Rollins hits the curb stomp onto the chair (Axel). Superman Punch to Slater and then a spear to Ryback. Triple Powerbomb to Ryback as the Shield taunts Evolution who are on the ramp now.