Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, June 30th, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The XL Center in Hartford, CT
Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome everyone to tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw. We begin tonight’s show with the arrival of Triple H and Stephanie, The Authority. Stephanie starts by saying that she was born in the city of Hartford. She says that she knows everyone feels really privileged. She says that they are there to celebrate last night. It started with Daniel Bryan announcing that it’s gonna take longer for him to come back, which is unfotunate. She then hypes Seth Rollins for winning the Money in the Bank briefcase last night. Triple H says that Seth is the future of the WWE. He then mentions the championship match from last night, and calls Cena an A+ player. Triple H then introduces John Cena. Cena makes his way to the ring.
Cena starts by saying that when Daniel Bryan gets back, he is going to get his title opportunity that he deserves. Stephanie asks how many people are gamers. Stephanie tells Cena that he is going to be on the cover of the new WWE2k15 video game. They then unveil the cover of the game. Cena says thanks, and it’s an honor to be on the cover of the game. He says The Authority are being way too nice, way too quickly. He says when he won the title last night, their facial expressions were very different. Stephanie says that they were concerned for Orton. Cena agrees, and says that Orton, Rollins, and Kane are in their back pocket. Cena says that they can’t control him, and that the champ is here. Triple H starts mocking Cena’s former rapper gimmick. Triple H says that he has no problem with Cena, and never has. Triple H says that it doesn’t bother him that he’s the champion, as long as he carries the title with respect. Triple H says it can be taken away as fast as he got it. Then tells him that things can be done the easy way, or the hard way around here. Cena says he will do them the hard way. Triple H says he would have been disappointed if he said anything else. Triple H says that at Battleground, Cena will defend the title in a fatal 4 way match. Cena asks who is in the match. Triple H says 2 of the guys he will face tonight. That being Kane and Randy Orton. He says that he will have a partner tonight, and that will be the 4th man in the match. That man, is Roman Reigns. Cena says that if he wins at Battleground, that means he earned it. He says that if he loses, it would be as bad as having to swim in a pool of crap. He says it over and over again while looking at Stephanie. Cena leaves the ring. Triple H grabs a mic and says that if Cena survives at Battleground, there is always a plan B. Seth Rollins now walks out holding the Money in the Bank briefcase. Rollins makes his way to the ring as Cena walks to the back. Rollins stands in the ring celebrating with Triple H and Stephanie. Rollins will be in action after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring. He will be going one on one with Seth Rollins.
Rob Van Dam vs. Seth Rollins
Both men lock up to start. Rollins hits the ropes and hits a shoulder tackle. Rollins into the ropes again and RVD connects with a monkey flip. Rollins rolls to the outside. Rollins climbs back in the ring. Rollins lands a few kicks to the leg of RVD, but RVD comes back with some right hands. RVD kicks Rollins away from him and Rollins bails to the floor again. Rollins climbs back in the ring. Rollins and RVD trade kicks, but Rollins gains the advantage. RVD comes back with an enziguri out of nowhere. RVD now lands right hands to Rollins in the corner. RVD now landing multiple shoulders to the back of Rollins followed by a spinning heel kick. RVD covers and gets a 2 count. RVD all over Rollins again with right hands in the corner. RVD gets whipped into the corner, but leaps over Rollins. Rollins catches RVD’s leg, but RVD counters into an abdominal stretch. RVD rolls Rollins up and gets a 2 count. Rollins rolls to the outside again. RVD now gives chase. Rollins lands a hard clothesline to RVD as soon as he gets to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, RVD is fighting back with right hands to Rollins. RVD hits the ropes, but Rollins grabs him and rolls into a half Boston Crab. RVD crawls toward the ropes and makes it, but Rollins drags him back to the center of the ring. RVD tosses Rollins aside with his legs. RVD catches Rollins with his legs and gets a rollup for 2. RVD connects with a quick side kick and then with Rolling Thunder for a close 2 count. RVD connects with a rib breaker and then connects with the split leg moonsault for another close 2 count. Rollins grabs RVD’s leg and hits a dragon screw to gain the advantage. Rollins lifts RVD up and goes for the powerbomb in the corner, but RVD counters into a hurricanrana and Rollins hits hard in the corner. RVD goes up top for the 5 star frog splash, but Rollins rolls to the outside. RVD leaps and hits a cross body on Rollins on the outside. RVD now tosses Rollins back in the ring. Rollins catches RVD’s leg as he is getting in the ring. Rollins connects with a dragon screw on RVD while he is hung up in the ropes. Rollins hits the ropes and connects with The Curb Stomp for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Seth Rollins
After the match, Renee Young interviews Seth Rollins in the ring. Seth calls himself Mr. Money in the Bank, and should be introduced as that. Rollins says that it isn’t arrogance if you can back it up. He says the WWE Universe is bitter that he was right, and they were wrong. He says that the contract is his golden ticket. Rollins is cut off by Ambrose. Ambrose says that they aren’t over by a long shot. He says that Rollins’ plan A failed, and it took Kane for him to lose. He says he isn’t upset, because it might be more fun this way. He says anytime Rollins tries to cash in, he will be there to haunt him. He says it isn’t a contract inside that briefcase, it’s TNT. He says anytime he tries to cash in, it will blow up in his face. He better believe that.
Back on Raw, we are joined by Rusev and Lana. They make their way to the ring. Lana has a mic in hand. Lana says that Rusev’s last opponent was a failure. The USA is used to a failure though. She says that it’s woven in their culture. Loud “USA” chants by the WWE Universe. Lana mocks them and tells them to shut up. She says that people teach their children that it’s not about winning and losing, but about participation. She says that they are lying. She says that there is only 1 super power in the world, and it’s leader is Vladimir Putin. She says that nobody can stop the onslaught of Russia or Rusev. She asks who america’s next failure will be. Rusev grabs a mic and starts speaking in bulgarian. He then says Rusev crush. Loud “USA” chants again by the WWE Universe. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way out. They now make their way to the ring. Zeb says that he is tired of Lana and Rusev coming out each week and slamming their country. He tells them to shut the hell up. Zeb says that she is allowed to do that because of something called freedom of speech. He says he can say whatever he wants to as well. Zeb calls them Boris and Natasha. He says that he can’t say what he wants in her country, but she is here because she can say it and take advantage of our laws. Zeb says that she did say something to sparked his interest. He says that a real american can stop Rusev. He says that he wants both of them to stand there and listen to a real america. He tells everyone to rise and say “we the people.” Loud “USA” chants by the WWE Universe again. Rusev starts to walk toward Swagger but Lana steps in front of him to stop him. Lana leaves the ring, but Rusev charges Swagger. Swagger hits Rusev with 2 arm drags and Rusev bails out of the ring and heads to the back as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Sheamus is in the ring. He will be teaming with The Usos in 6 man tag team action against The Wyatt Family.
Sheamus and The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family
Jey and Rowan start this match off. Rowan starts off with a knee to the gut, but Jey fights back with right hands. Jimmy now gets in the ring and they hits a double kick to the gut. The Usos hits a double clothesline to Rowan over the top to the outside as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Rowan is in control of Jimmy Uso. Rowan has a neck crank in the center of the ring. Jimmy fights back with right hands, but Rowan tosses him hard to the mat. Rowan mounts Jimmy and lands a few right hands. Bray now tags into the match. Bray charges and hits a big splash in the corner. Bray lands a big stomp and tags in Harper. Harper hits a 2 handed chop to Jimmy. Jimmy gets whipped into the corner, but gets a boot up as Harper charges. Jimmy comes off the top with a corkscrew cross body. Harper makes to the tag to Rowan and Jimmy gets to Sheamus. Sheamus is on fire with clotheslines to Rowan followed by a high knee. Rowan charges and Sheamus tosses him on to the apron. Sheamus connects with his 10 clubbing blows as Harper pulls Rowan off the apron to the floor. Sheamus climbs to the top and hits a diving clothesline on to Harper and Rowan on the outside. Sheamus tosses Rowan back in the ring. Rowan charges but Sheamus hits a big scoop slam. Sheamus calls for the brogue kick, but Bray gets on the apron to distract him. Rowan charges and knocks Sheamus to the floor. Rowan now tags in Harper. Harper charges and hits a big boot to Sheamus on the floor. Rowan tosses Sheamus back in the ring and tags in Bray. Bray hits his running senton splash and covers for a 2 count. Bray mounts Sheamus and hits multiple forearms to the back of Sheamus’ head. Rowan now tags back in. Rowan picks Sheamus up and hits a scoop slam followed by a big splash. Rowan covers and gets a 2 count. Rowan drives his fists into the temple of Sheamus. Sheamus fights back to his feet, but Rowan takes him down and drives a knee to his face. Rowan backs Sheamus to his corner and tags Bray back in. Bray connects with multiple headbutts to Sheamus in the corner. Bray changes corners and lands a right hand. Bray charges but Sheamus gets a boot up. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but Bray connects with a big right hand and Sheamus falls to the floor. Harper now tags back in the match. Harper connects with another 2 handed chop, but Sheamus fights back. Harper backs Sheamus into the ring post and tosses him back in the ring. Sheamus tries to lift Harper up, but Harper fights out and hits a superkick for a close 2 count. Harper knocks Jimmy Uso off the apron. Harper turns around into the irish curse backbreaker by Sheamus. Sheamus gets the tag to Jey. Jey comes off the top with a cross body followed by the Rikishi uppercut. Jey connects with a dop kick and then dives over the top on to Harper. Harper back in the ring and Jey catches him with a pele kick followed by a super kick. Jey covers but Rowan breaks it up. Sheamus in the ring and hits the Brogue Kick on Rowan. Sheamus turns around and Bray connects with his big side slam. Jey tries a superkick on Bray, but Bray slides out of the ring. Jey turns around into the big spinning clothesline by Harper for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – The Wyatt Family
We go to the back where Nikki Bella is interviewed by Tom Phillips. Nikki says that she didn’t know she was not supposed to invite Brie backstage during the show last night. Stephanie shows up and says that Nikki and Brie have a match tonight against The Funkadactyls. She says it’s too bad that Brie doesn’t work there anymore, and says that Nikki has to fight them by herself, and the match is next.
Back on Raw, we are joined by Bo Dallas. He makes his way out and heads to the ring with a mic in hand. Bo thanks everyone and says that he is here to ask everyone to join him in 60 seconds of silence for 2 superstars who can’t compete right now, Bad News Barrett and Daniel Bryan. Bo then gets on 1 knee in silence. Bo says that he was the voice for inspiration last night for Daniel Bryan. He also says that he was the bigger man. We then see a video of Daniel Bryan speaking to the WWE Universe last night during the pre-show. Bo now says to never stop Bo-lieving.
Nikki Bella now makes her way to the ring. She will be in 2-1 action against The Funkadactyls.
Nikki Bella vs. The Funkadactyls
Nikki will start off with Cameron. Cameron shoves Nikki and lands a slap. Cameron slams Nikki down twice by her hair and pins for a 1 count. Nikki fights back with right hands. Nikki gets whipped into the corner but gets an elbow up as Cameron charges. Nikki hits a face buster and covers for a 2 count. Cameron shoves Nikki away and then Naomi tags herself in. Naomi connects with a kick to the head then jumps off the top with a cross body. Naomi connects with her finisher and pins Nikki for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – The Funkadactyls
After the match, Cameron gets in the ring and screams at Naomi. They start shoving and then get in each other’s faces. Cameron turns and then leaves the ring.
Back on Raw, the announcers give us an update on Bad News Barrett and says that he will be out for quite a few months. They then tell us that the Intercontinental Championship is now vacant, and will be determined by a battle royal at Battleground.
Paul Heyman now makes his way to the stage and hypes up Lesnar ending the streak at Wrestlemania. Heyman now says that the Intercontinental Championship is now vacant, and say that it’s great. Heyman says it’s great because he is the 1 behind the 1 who won the battle royal at Wrestlemania, and knows that his client will win the Intercontinental Championship at Battleground. He then introduces Cesaro. Cesaro makes his way out and heads to the ring. Cesaro will be in singles action against Kofi Kingston.
Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston
Cesaro goes behind and takes Kofi down to start this match. Kofi counters into a headlock, but Cesaro picks Kofi up and slams him to the mat. Cesaro now lands a stiff stomp. Cesaro lands a right hand and slaps Kofi in the face in the corner. Cesaro lands a hard uppercut and whips Kofi into the corner. Cesaro charges and Kofi catches him with a kick. Kofi hits a springboard cross body for a 2 count. Kofi now hits the ropes and counters Cesaro with an arm drag and Cesaro flies out of the ring. Kofi now dives over the top rope and hits a flipping cross body on Cesaro. Both men now back in the ring and Kofi covers for a 2 count. Kofi comes off the top but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt a whirl slam. Cesaro connects with another hard right hand and lands multiple shots to Kofi in the corner. Cesaro connects with a double underhook suplex for a 2 count. Cesaro now locks in a rear chin lock. Kofi fights back to his feet. Kofi hits the ropes but Cesaro catches him with a big clothesline for a 2 count. Cesaro now all over Kofi with right hands and a double stomp. Kofi starts to fight back with body shots, but Cesaro hits a scoop slam. Cesaro grabs Kofi by the legs and calls for the swing, but tosses Kofi away to the dismay of the WWE Universe. Cesaro lands multiple stomps to Kofi and locks in another rear chin lock. Kofi fights back to his feet. Kofi hits the ropes and gets a hurricanrana for a close 2 count. Cesaro catches Kofi in the corner and hits a european uppercut to the back of the head of Kofi as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Kofi is celebrating because Kofi defeated Cesaro during the commercial break. Cesaro attacks Kofi from behind and tosses him out of the ring. Kofi jumps off the steel steps but Cesaro catches him with a huge uppercut. Cesaro tosses Kofi over the announce table. Cesaro now picks Kofi up and tosses him into the crowd. Cesaro gives chase and tosses Kofi into the barricade. Cesaro tosses Kofi back over the barricade to the ringside area. Cesaro now tosses Kofi face first into the ring post. He pulls Kofi into the ring post multiple times. Cesaro now hits a huge short arm clothesline to Kofi on the outside. Referees finally make their way to ringside to get Cesaro off of Kofi.
Winner by Pinfall – Kofi Kingston
We go to the back where Santino is talking to his cobra. He says he can’t believe nobody has shown up. Adam Rose now shows up and says it’s party time all the time. The rosebuds now show up and Santino dances with them and Adam Rose.
Back on Raw, the music of WWE Chairman Vince Mcmahon starts up, and Damien Sandow comes out dressed as Vince Mcmahon. Sandow says welcome to Monday Night Raw. He says he is the chairman of the board, Vincent Kennedy Mcmandow. He says that he has made the WWE a global juggernaut. He says he has seen great talent like Hulk Hogan, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and a man who is the most talented to ever step in the ring, Damien Sandow. He then says that he is officially entering Sandow into the Intercontinental battle royal. He says if anyone has a problem with that, they are fired. Stephanie now shows up on the screen. She asks who he thinks he is. She says the Mcmahon family have broken their back building the foundation of their company. Stephanie says that her father has built this empire by toppling giants, and he will be going one on one with a giant who is also in the battle royal. The Great Khali now makes his way out. Khali and Sandow will be going one on one.
Damien Sandow vs. The Great Khali
Khali hits the big chop and pins Sandow for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – The Great Khali
We go to the back where we see a limo. A drive gets out and opens the back door, but nobody gets out. We will find out where it is after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, we are joined by the returning Miz. The Miz says “i’m baaaack.” He asks if everyone missed him. He says that the former champion and multimedia superstar is him. He says he was tempted to stay in Hollywood because he was begged by agents to stay there. They said they he was better than the WWE. The agents told him that he would be Hollywood’s biggest star. He says he is back because of the WWE Universe. He says unlike Hollywood, who actually appreciates him, the WWE Universe doesn’t appreciate him. He reminds everyone that everyone is wrong, and they have always been wrong. He says that he is the A-lister that can do everything, and he won’t leave until he is headlining Wrestlemania again. He says he isn’t gonna leave until everyone is on their knees begging him not to go. The Miz is then cut off by the returning CHRIS JERICHO!!! Jericho makes his way to the ring.
The Miz asks Chris if he has something to say, or is here there to give him a lifetime achievement award. Miz asks Jericho how dare him ruin his moment and disrespect him. He is a movie star. Jericho then cuts him off with a codebreaker. Jericho grabs a mic and says “damn that felt good.” He asks everyone if that felt good. Jericho says that he has been waiting a long time to say “Welcome to Raw is J…” Jericho is cut off by the music of The Wyatt Family. The Wyatt Family have Jericho surrounded in the ring. The Wyatt Family attack Jericho as Rowan and Harper connect with stomps and right hands to Jericho in the corner. Rowan hits a big splash and Harper connects with a big boot. Bray now grabs Jericho and connects with Sister Abigail. Bray poses over Jericho and tells everyone to follow the buzzards.
Back on Raw, Fandango and Layla are in the ring. Dolph Ziggler now makes his way out. Ziggler and Fandango will be going one on one.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango
Ziggler starts off quickly with a drop kick. Fandango fights back with a right hand and tosses Ziggler shoulder first into the ring post. Fandango now with a big right hand followed by some stomps. Ziggler tries to fight back, but Fandango connects with a flap jack for a 2 count. Ziggler comes back with an elbow and a kick to the chest. Ziggler pounces on Fandango and connects with 10 punches followed by a neckbreaker. Summer Rae now shows up and gets in the ring. Summer Rae walks over to Ziggler and plants a kiss on him. Ziggler grabs her and plants a kiss on her. Summer climbs out of the ring as Fandango asks her what she is doing. Ziggler connects with the Zig Zag from behind and gets the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Dolph Ziggler
Back on Raw, we are joined by Rybaxel. They will be in tag team action against Goldust and Stardust.
Rybaxel vs. Goldust and Stardust
Axel and Ryback start off quickly by attacking The Dust Brothers. Axel officially starts off the match with Goldust. Axel lands some hard right hands and then hits the ropes, but Goldust connects with an atomic drop followed by an uppercut. Goldust lands some right hands, but Ryback gets the tag and attacks Goldust from behind. Ryback mounts Goldust and lands some right hands. Ryback connects with a suplex and covers for a 2 count. Ryback now locks in a rear chin lock. Goldust fights back to his feet, but Ryback tosses Goldust into the corner. Ryback connects with a few hard chops, but Goldust fights back with right hands. Ryback hits the ropes and catches Goldust. Ryback connects with a fall away slam. Ryback calls for the meathook clothesline. Ryback charges, but Goldust catches him with a spinebuster. Both men make the tag. Stardust hits a few running lariats followed by the dust uppercut. Stardust hits a spring board elbow followed by a big DDT. Ryback in the ring and Stardust hits the Disaster Clothesline. Axel tries to attack Stardust, but Stardust hits his finisher and pins for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Goldust and Stardust
Back on Raw, we are joined by the WWE Divas Champion Paige. She makes her way to the ring. Paige grabs a mic. She says she is a woman of a few words, and usually she lets her actions speak for her, but she knows there are some people who think she shouldn’t be a champion. She says that she feels like she has proven herself over the past 3 months. She says that she is here to stay. Paige is cut off by the returning AJ Lee!!! AJ skips her way to the ring. AJ says that she just wanted to come out here and say the Paige is right. AJ says that Paige is right, and that she did what no woman in almost a year couldn’t do. She proved her wrong. AJ says she knows what kind of person she became, and let her success get to her head. She says that she is the longest reigning divas champion of all times. She says that Paige gave her a reality check. AJ tells her thank you. Paige says that she isn’t stupid, and knows that AJ is doing exactly what she did the night after Wrestlemania. Paige says that she will not make the same mistake that AJ did. Paige says that she doesn’t think anyone wants to see her defend her divas championship tonight. Loud “YES” chants by the WWE Universe. AJ asks the WWE Universe if they want to see a championship match right now? Loud “YES” chants by the WWE Universe again. Paige says ok.
Paige vs. AJ Lee (Divas Championship Match)
AJ all over Paige, but Paige comes back with a big kick to the chest of AJ. Paige lands multiple headbutts to AJ. AJ gets whipped into the corner, but AJ gets her feet up. AJ charges but Paige hits a big clothesline for a 2 count. AJ slaps the taste out of Paige’s mouth and rolls up Paige for the 3 count!! AJ is the divas champion!!
Winner by Pinfall – AJ Lee
Back on Raw, Triple H has joined the commentators at ringside. Kane makes his way out for out tag team main event. He is joined by his tag team partner Randy Orton. Their opponents, John Cena and Roman Reigns, make their way to the ring.
John Cena and Roman Reigns vs. Kane and Randy Orton
Orton and Cena will start the match off. Both men lock up and Orton goes behind and gets a headlock. Orton hits the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Both men lock up again and Orton gets another head lock. Orton hits the ropes again and he gets Cena with a hip toss. Reigns now tags in the match. Orton tags in Kane after jawing with Reigns. Kane and Reigns trade right hands, but Reigns tosses Kane over the top to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Randy Orton is in control of Roman Reigns. Reigns fights back with some right hands, but Orton tosses Reigns to the mat by his hair. Orton drops a knee to the chest of Reigns for a 2 count. Kane now tags back in the match. Kane and Orton both land a stomp and Kane covers for a 2 count. Kane lands a big uppercut and Reigns is in the opposite corner. Orton now tags back in. Orton hits a snapmare and locks in a rear chin lock. Reigns fights back to his feet and gets some separation. Reigns hits the ropes and hits a big jumping clothesline. Reigns hits a clothesline in the corner. Reigns goes to the outside and lands some right hands to Kane, but Orton goes outside and lands a big clothesline to Reigns. Orton tosses Reigns back in the ring. Kane now tags back in. Kane lands stomps to Reigns in the middle of the ring. Reigns gets whipping into the rope and Kane lands a big boot for a 2 count. Kane now locks in a rear chin lock. Reigns fights back to his feet, but Kane lands a right hand. Reigns gets whipping into the corner, but explodes out with a clothesline. Orton tags in and cuts Reigns off from making the tag. Orton lands a big stomp to the mid section of Reigns and covers for a 2 count. Kane now tags back in and lands a big right hand. Kane covers and gets a 2 count. Reigns gets whipped into the corner and Kane hits a big clothesline. Kane charges again but Reigns gets the boot up. Kand and Reigns now trade rights until Reigns hits a Samoan drop. Reigns gets the tag to Cena and Kane to Orton. Cena hits his shoulder tackles followed by his belly to back suplex. Cena calls for the 5 knuckle shuffle and connects. Cena picks Orton up, but Orton fights out and tags in Kane. Cena hits the belly to back suplex to Kane and he hits the 5 knuckle shuffle on Kane. Orton comes in from behind Cena and hits an RKO. Reigns tosses Orton to the outside and hits the Superman punch to Kane in the ring. Reigns and Orton fight up the ramp and to the back. Kane pulls Cena to the outside and tosses him into the steel steps. Kane picks up the steel stairs and blasts Cena in the face with them as the ref calls for the bell. Kane tosses Cena into the ring. Kane picks up Cena for the tombstone and connects with it. Triple H now climbs in the ring with Kane as a doctor comes to check on Cena. Seth Rollins now makes his way out and he cashes in the Money in the Bank contract. Ambrose runs out and attacks Rollins before the ref can start the match. Ambrose tosses Rollins into the crowd and they are fighting all the way to the back through the crowd. Triple H tells Kane to grab a chair and Kane brings it into the ring. Kane goes to hit Cena but Reigns shows back up and hits Kane with a spear. Reigns and Triple H now have a long staredown. Triple H slowly climbs down off of the apron and walks away as we go off the air.