WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 14, 2014) from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia, featuring the go home show to the Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this coming Sunday night in Tampa, Florida.
Advertised for tonight: The Authority returns, Ric Flair does too, John Cena, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton, Kane, & Seth Rollins in the main event, 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. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JULY 14
Rex here, let's mark out with our snark out.
Six Man Tag annouced for tonigh- Ambrose, Reigns, Cena vs Kane, Rollins, Orton
John Cena starting things off tonight.
Cena reminds us that the Network free preview is coming to an end.
He starts talking up his match up this weekend and uses it to sell the Network when out comes Reigns.
He starts talking to Reigns, when Reigns tells him to get to the damn point.
They talk about beating on Kane and Orton and leaving it to just the two of them at BattleGround.
Ambrose interupts the pissing contest from the titantron and tells them to stop their "prettiest girl at the dance" arguing. They have business to take care of tonight and it feeds into Ambrose's bigger "Screw the Authority" operation.
As he tries to continue on Kane, Rollins, and Orton appear and beat the ever living hell out of Ambrose.
After a while Ambrose just looks up and goes- "Is that all you got?"
Rollins hits the curb stomp to end the segment.
Sheamus vs the Miz
Result: Miz wins by pinfall
- Miz puts a picture of his face on the Titantron for the entirety of the match after Sheamus promises to kick it in.
- Early exchange of holds leads Sheamus to bowling Miz over a few times. He goes for a punch to the face but Miz bails to the outside. Sheamus tosses Miz back in but Miz gets the advantage with some stomps.
- It doesn't last long as Sheamus takes back control with some punches and a rolling firemen's. Sheamus tries to follow up with a forearm drop to the face but Miz bails to the outside with a finger wag as we head to break.
- Due to a cable hiccup I missed the second half of the match
Kane, Orton, and Tollins in the back rejoicing over beating up Ambrose. Kane and Orton start to talk about their distrust when HHH comes in and says they will trust each other because he said so.
Steph comes in as the others leave to tell HHH she lives how he handles business. Then they make out.
Dolph Ziggler vs Fandango
Result: Ziggler wins by pinfall
- Early takedowns and dance taunts from Fandango. Ziggler fires back with a hip toss but Fandango dodges Ziggler's follow up dropkick.
- Fandango slams Ziggler's head into the turnbuckle a few times before laying into him with strikes and slam. Chinlock leads to a Ziggler escape and flying forearm. Fandago quickly takes back control and is beating on Fandango.
- His music hits when Layla and Summer Rae appear on the announce table dancing.
- Fandango continues his beatdown but then gets distracted. Ziggler dropkick and then the Fameasser for the win.
- After the match the ladies head to the ring and dance. Then they start dancing around Ziggler. They then pose on his shoulders before each giving him a kiss on the cheek. Then all three dance their way together out of the ring.
- Commentary was dreadful for this.
Sonic backstage commercial.
Sandow is dressed as a Sonic Employee and takes the food from the employee that was there.
The Express interrupts and Rose chides him.
Sandow makes fun of him before leaving.
The Express dances off.
Uso are in the middle of their entrance when the Harper and Rowan jump them from behind.
They beat on them both and Harper gives a big boot to one of them over the barricade into the crowd after Rowan had smashed the Uso's head into a post.
They then double team the other one and toss him into the ring. They hit a double slam in the ring
We are getting a sumnmit between the Real Americans and Lana/Rusev.
Cole is moderating. Colter laid down the challenge for Battleground.
Lana responds in Russian first before responding in English. Eventually the USA chants cause her to rant and scream at us to shut up. She then taunts and insults us some more.
Colter cuts a patriotic promo about his time in the military and the vows it pertains to.
Lana tells us that one man has the solutions to our ills- Vladimir Putin.
Colter says we have a democratically elected President. We don't need Putin.
Colter tells Rusev to step out from behind Lana and be a man. Rusev accepts the challenge.
Lana urges him off and Colter has the crowd chant We The People so Lana slaps him.
This leads to Rusev beating on Swagger. He goes for the high kick but Swagger counters with the Patriot Lock.
Rusev is able to make it to the outside and escape.
Cena is trying to talk to Reigns in the back but he is disinterested.
Ambrose is out of the match and Cena starts to yell at Reigns. This finally gets his attention.
He knows Reigns wants to be champion and he expects that from him, but they have to get on the same page tonight if they want to survive.
Reigns says they took out one of them tonight, but they are going to take out three of them.
ADR vs RVD
Result: ADR wins by pinfall
- ADR swarms RVD early with a flurry of strikes. A couples of slams and kicks to keep on the pressure before hitting a DDT. Enziguiri in the corner gets a nearfall. Stomps from ADR.
- (Insert typical RVD comeback that ends with Rolling Thunder here)
- After the Rolling Thunder, ADR hits a few kicks and RVD comeback with a springboard side kick that ADR dodges. RVD follows it up though with another sidekick. He goes up top for a Frog Splash but ADR gets his knees up.
- Armbar for the win
Promo for them adding the documentary part of Best in the World to the Network.
Nikki Bella in the ring and Stephanie comes out. Stephanie says that all of Nikki's troubles come from her sister.
Nikki Bella vs Alicia Fox and Cameron
Results: Fox and Cameron win by pinfall
- Nikki busted out an Alambama Slam at one point.
- It was mostly a pedistrian beatdown.
Announcement for the special pre-order bonus.
It's a brief video featuring a string section and in walks Sting.
Two Generations of Sting is the tag
Orton confronts HHH in his office.
HHH comforts him by telling him that he is the plan. Kane is just a pawn.
Another bizzarely awesome Dust Bros video.
Cesaro vs Big E w/ Kofi Kingston
- Heyman isn't out with Cesaro.
- Cesaro comes out with uppercuts, but Big E plants him hard with a slam. He then tosses Cesaro to the outside and into the barricade.
- Big E tries to follow up but Cesaro takes advantage with some strikes. Big E goes for broke but Cesaro catches him and slams him onto the barricade.
- As Big E tries to get back into the ring, Cesaro slams him and starts slapping him. Big E tries to make a comeback but is quickly planted by Cesaro.
- TIGER DRIVER FROM CESARO! Only gets the two count.
- Cesaro tries to follow up but Big E fires back with some splashes. He drops the straps but Cesaro rolls to the outside. Big E tries to follow up but Cesaro slams his throat into the rope.
- Cesaro goes under the rope and beans a chair at Kofi who barely dodged it. Cesaro gets another and goes to hit Big E with it but Kofi was able to snatch it away from the outside. Big E uses the distraction to hit the Big Ending for the win.
Raw is Jericho and he talks about all of his time in WWE. He lists of a litany of acts (both serious and comedic) taht he has seen and his own accomplishments (both serious and ridiculous).
He says through all of that, he has never seen anything like Bray Wyatt. Wyatt is a manipulator and a snake.
Wyatt appears on the Titantron and talks about how Jericho wasn't there for us. Wyatt talks about the many men he has gone to war with and what made them. Great stuff.
The lights go out and when they pop on Harper and Rowan are in the ring. They try to beat on Jericho but he is able to escape.
As Jericho makes it up the ramp, Wyatt appears and nails him with a Sister Abigail.
AJ Leevs Eva Marie
Result: AJ wins by submission
- Paige is on commentary.
- AJ and Eva Marie lock up a bit, but then AJ hits a dropkick. She grabs Eva by the hair and skips around.
- Eva bails to the outside to collect herself. Back to the ring and she hits a slam before digging a knee to the back with a stretch. Eva with a backbreaker and goes for a second one but AJ counters into the black widow for the win.
- Post-match AJ goes over to commentary and sits on the table. She takes JBL's head set. AJ and Paige sit there and annoyingly compliment each other.
Bo Dallas is out and praises the heart of El Torito. He hopes his opponent tonight has a heart as big as Torito's.
Out comes Khali for the open challenge.
Bo Dallas vs Great Khali
Highlights: Dallas wins by countout
- Khali with some chops that Dallas is selling the hell out of it. he tries to come back with his own chops and yells "Bad Giant!". Khali tosses him out of the ring.
- Dallas takes out Khali's knee on the outside and then hits the Running Bo Dog off the apron. Khali counted out.
- THE STREAK LIVES! 15-BO!
- As Bo celebrates he makes his way over to Khali. He tries to inspire Khali but eats a chop. "OWWWWWWWWWWW" . His selling there was sublime.
Rollins talks to HHH and Stephanie about being Plan B, because he doesn't have much faith in Orton or Kane.
He leaves and in comes Heyman.
Heyman says that he is the man to talk to for a fool proof Plan C.
Good ole Lesnar tease
Renee brings out Flair.
He does Flair stuff and hits on Renee. Talks about the fun times he has had in Virginia and how it is for lovers while talking about there being no greater lover then Ric Flair.
Renee steers it to talk of the match on Sunday. He says that it will be his man John Cena that wins.
Out comes Reigns who shakes Flair's hand before Flair goes away.
He heads up the ramp and out comes Cena. Flair does a bow and then the You Can't See Me hand gesture.
Cena gives Flair the Big Gold Belt and then raises his hands before Flair leaves.
Roman Reigns and John Cena vs Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, and Kane
Result: Reigns and Cena win by DQ
- Rollins and Cena starts thing off. Early lockup leads to a Cena shoulder tackle. Rollins decides to tag in Orton. Orton and Cena with a quick exchange which leads to Orton tagging in Kane.
- Kane levels Cena and as Cena readies himself, Reigns calmly makes the blind tag.
- Kane and Reigns start trading haymakers. Reigns gets advantage and heads up top for a flying clotheslines for a near fall. Kane is able to fight his way back to the corner and tags in Rollins. Rollins with stomps as we head to break.
- Back from break and Reigns lays out Kane with a dropkick. Both men make a tag to Cena and Rollins respectfully. Cena with the Five Moves of Doom. He goes for the AA but Kane interferes and Cena turns right around into a Rollins enziguiri.
- Rollins with spears in the corner and Orton makes the tag. The Authority exchanging quick tags as they keep up the onslaught on Cena in the corner.
- Cena tries for an AA on Kane to escape but fail and KAne makes the tag to Rollins. Rollins keeps on the pressure with strikes and a chinlock.
- Cena finally makes the hot tag to Reigns who goes HAM and clears everyone out that ends with an apron dropkick. He readies the SUperman Punch but Kane interferes so he nails him with it. Rollins tries to interfere but Reigns sends him to the outside and he sells a knee injury. Orton recovers and attacks but gets Samoan Dropped. Orton and Kane now take advantage of the numbers.
- Orton and Kane stomp on him so much that the ref calls the match. Cena now comes in to make the save. Kane and Orton start to get advantage of him when Reigns recovers.
- Reigns goes for the spear but Orton dodges and he spears Cena! Kane tries to take him out but nails Orton as Reigns escapes to the outside. Orton then decides to RKO Kane! Orton looks to be standing tall when Reigns spears him.
- Reigns stands tall to end the night