Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, August 4th, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
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 the entire Authroity: Triple H, Stephanie Mcmahon, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane. Triple H says that we are just 2 weeks away from the biggest pay per view of the summer, Summerslam. He plugs the WWE Network and says you can watch the show on there. Triple H says that he isn’t one to pat himself on the back, but he is going to do it anyways. He says that this will be the biggest Summerslam card in history. Triple H then runs down the matches announced so far for Summerslam. Triple H says that Rollins came to him with an idea earlier, and then says that tonight there will be a beat the clock challenge. Rollins and Ambrose will both try to beat their opponents, and whoever does it the quickest, will be able to name the stipulation of the match at Summerslam. Triple H says that Dean Ambrose’s opponent for tonight will be Alberto Del Rio, and Rollins’ opponent will be Rob Van Dam. Stephanie now grabs a mic.
Stephanie says that later tonight there will be a contract signing between her and Brie Bella at Summerslam. Stephanie says that if Brie gets out of line tonight, she will put her in the hospital right next to Daniel Bryan. Loud “yes” chants by the WWE Universe. Triple H grabs the mic again and hypes the WWE World Heavyweight title match at Summerslam between Brock Lesnar and John Cena. Triple H keeps over hyping the WWE Network after he announces each match on the card. Randy Orton now grabs the mic.
Ortons says the best part of Summerslam is that he guarantees that he will continue to dominate Roman Reigns. He says that Reigns took something from him, the chance to be WWE World Heavyweight. He destroyed Reigns last week, and that he will do it again. Reigns’ music cuts Orton off and he makes his way through the crowd. He stops in the middle of the crowd and looks in the ring. Reigns says that Orton said the viper is back, which means he took everything Orton had last week but he is still standing. Reigns says he will make a deal, and says that he will take out Orton tonight for free. Triple H says that tonight, Reigns is going to face Kane. Triple H tells Kane that he expects to see a demon tonight. He says that the match will be a last man standing match, and that match starts right now. Reigns makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Roman Reigns vs. Kane (Last Man Standing Match)
Back on Raw, the bell rings and we are underway. Reigns starts with big right hands, but Kane fights back with rights of his own. Reigns explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Kane hits the ropes and counters Reigns with a DDT. Kane connects with an uppercut and lands some back elbows to Reigns in the corner. Reigns gets whipped across the ring and Kane connects with a splash. Kane tries again but Reigns gets an elbow up. Reigns comes off the 2nd rope with a big clothesline. Kane now rolls to the outside and Reigns gives chase. Reigns tosses Kane face first off the announce table, and then into the steel steps. The ref starts the 10 count, but Kane is up at 4. Reigns jumps off the steel steps and hits a big clothesline and Kane is down again. Kane gets back to his feet at 6. Reigns lands a body shot and then backs Kane into the barricade. Reigns lands a right hand, but Kane whips Reigns into the steel steps. Ref starts the 10 count and Reigns is up at 4. Kane now tosses Reigns face first into the steel post. Kane takes the steel stairs apart. Kane sets half of them up on the ramp. Kane tries to toss Reigns into them, but Reigns lands a few right hands followed by a headbutt. Reigns now tosses Kane back first into the barricade as the ref starts the count. Kane back to his feet at 6. Kane lands a kick to the gut and tosses Reigns into the barricade. Reigns gets back to his feet at 5. Kane starts looking under the ring and grabs a kendo stick. Kane lands a few big shots to the gut and the back of Reigns with the kendo stick. Kane now grabs the steel steps and hits Reigns right between the eyes with them. The ref starts the count. Reigns gets back to his feet at 7. Reigns tosses Kane into the timekeeper’s area as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Kane is in control of Roman Reigns. Kane lands a hard right hand to Reigns as he hangs over the middle rope. Reigns comes back and tosses Kane face first into a chair that is wedged into the corner. Both men are down as the ref starts to count. Both men get up at 7. Reigns lands some right hands. Reigns hits the ropes and connects with a jumping clothesline. Reigns charges and hits a splash in the corner. He charges again and hits another one. Kane is now hanging on the 2nd rope as Reigns goes to the outside and hits his sit out drop kick. The ref starts the count and Kane rolls to the outside. Reigns gives chase but eats a big right hand by Kane. Reigns whips Kane into the steel steps that were standing on the ramp on the outside. Kane gets back to his feet at 6. Reigns tosses Kane into the barricade and the ref starts the count again. Reigns pulls a table out from under the ring. Kane attacks Reigns from behind and tosses Reigns into the ring. Kane gets in the ring and sets the table up. Reigns comes out of nowhere with a Samoan Drop. Reigns calls for the Superman punch. He charges but Kane catches him by the throat and chokeslams him through the table. The ref starts the count but Reigns is up at 9. Kane is now all over Reigns with hard right hands and clubbing blows. Kane sets up a chair in the middle of the ring. Kane goes for a Tombstone, but Reigns fights out and hits a DDT to Kane on the steel chair. The ref starts the count again but Kane is up at 4. Reigns charges and hits the Superman Punch. Reigns calls for the spear. Reigns charges, but Kane catches him by the throat again. Reigns fights out, hits the ropes, and delivers a big spear. The ref starts the count and gets to the 10 count before Kane can get to his feet.
Winner of the Match – Roman Reigns
Back on Raw, we see a video and interview with Brock Lesnar. Brock says the he doesn’t respect anybody, and doesn’t care who he makes mad. He says he came back to the company to become champion, and doesn’t care who is in his way. He says inflicting pain is what makes him happy. Brock says the he enjoys hurting people. He says that everything that has been put in front of him, he has concuered. He just came back from the biggest win of his career against The Undertaker. He says that he knew he was gonna beat Taker, and so did everyone else. They just didn’t think he will happen. He says that it isn’t rock science, and there is no reason why he wouldn’t beat The Undetaker. He also says that there is no reason for him not to beat Cena at Summerlam either.
Cena now talks and says that he doesn’t wanna talk about himself or his success. He is blessed to be where he is, but he got there by looking forward. He says that Lesnar is the toughest opponent he has ever had. Cena says that the good thing with Lesnar is that he has been in the ring with him. Lesnar says that he is going to rip Cena limb for limb. Cena says he knows that he is going to get hurt at Summerslam, but he knows what it takes to beat Lesnar. Cena tells Lesnar over and over to come get some. Cena says he wants to be the one to beat the one. Lesnar says he left the company to make a name out of himself. Lesnar says that if he would have stayed here, there would be no John Cena. Cena says that there would have been no Brock Lesnar if he wouldn’t have left. Cena calls Lesnar a mercinary and calls him a hired gun. Cena says he has dedicated 12 years of his life for this company, and he isn’t going to lose, he is going to win. Lesnar says the he is going to rip Cena apart at Summerslam, and he is going to stand over Cena as the new champion. He then says he is going to leave Cena in a pile of his own blood, sweat, and vomit.
Back on Raw, Damien Sandow comes out dressed as an Oklahoma Sooner football player. Sandow says that the Oklahoma Sooners have dominated the Texas Longhorns in recent history. He says that at this years game, there will be no hooking of horns. He says the Oklahoma will be standing tall, victorious. He then says Boomber Sooner over and over again. Justin Roberts now introduces Texas’ own Mark Henry. Henry makes his way to the ring.
Mark Henry vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow starts off with a kick to the gut, but Henry tosses him away and hits a clothesline. Henry picks up Sandow and hits the world’s strongest slam. Henry covers and gets the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Mark Henry
We go to the back where we see Adam Rose and his Rosebuds. Rose talks about a haunted mirror, and says that if you stare into it, you will see the evil side of yourself. Rose then sees a version of him self in a suit and tie holding a briefcase. Rose says the power of the mirror showed him a lemon. Rose and the Rosebuds then walk away.
Back in the arena, we are joined by Dean Ambrose. He will be going one on one with Alberto Del Rio after the commercial break in a beat the clock challenge.
Back on Raw, Justin Roberts announces Dean Ambrose. Alberto Del Rio now makes his way to the ring for this Beat the Clock Challenge match.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dean Ambrose (Beat the Clock Challenge)
Both men lock up and Del Rio backs Ambrose into the corner. Del Rio connects with a kick to the side followed by a kick to the back of the head. Del Rio covers for a 2 count. Ambrose now in control with right hands and forearms in the corner. Ambrose hits a snapmare and covers for a 1 count. Ambrose connects with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ambrose gets whipped into the corner and Del Rio charges and connects with a kick to the back of the head of Ambrose. Del Rio covers for a 2 count. Del Rio hits a suplex and lands a stomp to the chest of Ambrose. Del Rio connects with kicks and punches to Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose takes Del Rio down and Del Rio bails to the outside. Del Rio catches Ambrose and tosses him into the barricade. Del Rio tosses Ambrose back into the ring. Del Rio goes to the top rope. Del Rio jumps and hits a flying lariat for a 2 count. Del Rio locks in a rear chin lock. Ambrose fights back to his feet, but Del Rio lands a knee to the gut. Ambrose hits the ropes and rolls up Del Rio for a 2 count. Del Rio comes back with a big clothesline followed by a stiff kick to the back. Del Rio now chokes Ambrose on the middle rope with his leg. Del Rio tosses Ambrose shoulder first into the ring post by his bad shoulder. Del Rio now grabs Ambrose’s arm and tugs on it multiple times, trying to separate the shoulder. Del Rio grabs Ambrose’s legs and pulls him to the outside. Ambrose reverses a whip and tosses Del Rio into the barricade. Ambrose now connects with a suplex on the outside. Ambrose tosses Del Rio back in the ring. Ambrose covers and gets a 2 count. Ambrose locks in a shoulder lock on Del Rio. Del Rio fights back to his feet and lands a big headbutt. Ambrose charges but Del Rio moves and Ambrose goes shoulder first into the ring post again. Del Rio grabs the arm of Ambrose and hangs on it over the top rope. Del Rio comes off the top rope, but Ambrose catches him with a shot to the gut. Ambrose gains some steam and hits a few running forearms. Ambrose connects with a cross body and lands some right hands. Ambrose gets whipped into the corner but gets an elbow up. Ambrose goes for a tornado DDT, but Del Rio tosses him away. Del Rio connects with his big kick to the head. Del Rio tries to capitalize, but Ambrose rolls to the outside as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Del Rio is in control of Ambrose with a shoulder lock. Ambrose fights back to his feet and lands some body shots. Del Rio connects with a DDT to gain the advantage back. Del Rio slides to the outside. He grabs Ambrose and leands his head against the ring post. Del Rio tries to hit a kick to Amborse, but he moves and Del Rio kicks the ring post. Ambrose hits a suicide dive onto Del Rio on the outside. Ambrose goes to the top rope and hits a missile drop kick. Ambrose charges and hits a few shoulder tackles and right hands in the corner. Del Rio tries for his enziguri but Ambrose moves. Ambrose hits a tornado DDT and covers Del Rio for a very close 2 count. Del Rio pushes Ambrose shoulder first into the corner and then takes off the shoudler brace of Ambrose. Both men go to the top rope and Del Rio hits a reverse superplex. Del Rio covers and Ambrose kicks out at 2. Del Rio goes for the cross arm breaker, but Ambrose rolls him up from behind. Ambrose comes off the ropes and hits a big clothesline. Ambrose covers and gets another close 2 count. Ambrose picks up Del Rio and goes for Dirty Deeds, but Del Rio counters and attacks the left arm of Ambrose. Del Rio goes for the cross arm breaker again, but Ambrose counters into Dirty Deeds for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall at 15:42 – Dean Ambrose
Rusev now makes his way to the ring with Lana. Rusev and Lana will address the WWE Universe after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, Rusev is in the ring. Lana has a mic in hand. During the break, Rusev defeated Sin Cara in a short match. Lana says that as everyone knows, the deputy of prime minister of Russia tweeted a photo of their president and the US’s president. They then show Putin with a cheetah and Obama with a dog. Lana says that the US’s president’s birthday is today. Lana says she is going to sing happy birthday to him in Russian. She then starts singing the song in Russian as she is showered with boos. She is then cut off by the music of Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. They make their way to the ring.
Lana starts talking in Russian and Zeb tells her to shut up. Zeb says he is tired of hearing her and knows why so many Russian men drink vodka. He says he is sick of hearing about Vladimir Putin and mother Russia. He is definitely tired of hearing about Rusev crush. He says that Rusev has no idea who he is fighting at Summerslam. He is fighting someone who representing his country, and fighting every real American in the country. Zeb then shows regular people on the screen and says he is fighting for them. The common people who keep the country running. He then shows the US military and says he is fighting for the men and women that protect the country. Loud “USA” chants by the WWE Universe. Zeb asks if they can hear them. He then says that the last thing Lana and Rusev are gonna see, is old glory waiving in the breeze. The only thing that is going to get crushed, is their ego. Zeb tells every real American to please rise, put their hands over their hearts, and say We the People. Loud “USA” chants by the WWE Universe again. Zeb says something to Lana and catches her attention. Rusev attacks Swagger with the Russian flag and hits him over and over again with it. Rusev charges and knocks Swagger over the top rope with the flag. Rusev turns his attention to Zeb who is still in the ring. Rusev stalks Zeb into a corner. Lana mocks Zeb by saying We the People. Rusev and Lana leave the ring.
Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler
Cesaro starts off quickly with a big boot and covers for a quick 2 count. Cesaro starts toying with Ziggler by kicking him in the head. Cesaro lands a hard right hand and Ziggler is down again. Cesaro now locks in a rear chin lock. Ziggler fights back to his feet and hits a standing drop kick. Ziggler charges but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt a whirl back breaker for a 2 count. Ziggler tries a roll up, but Cesaro stops it and lifts Ziggler up for a stalling suplex. Ziggler fights out and hits the Zig Zag for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Dolph Ziggler
After the match, The Miz climbs in the ring. Miz holds up the WWE Intercontinental Champion in the face of Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler goes for a superkick, but Miz falls to the ground and covers up his face. Ziggler smiles and walks away. Ziggler tells him that his time is coming on Sunday.
We go to the back where Tom Phillips is with Paige. Paige says she wishes AJ a speedy recovery after what she did to her on Smackdown. Paige says it’s a dream come true to face her idol for the title at Summerslam. Paige says she hopes she recovers quickly, and can’t wait to see her.
Back on Raw, Rybaxel are in the ring. They will be in tag team action against Goldust and Stardust.
Rybaxel vs. Goldust and Stardust
Goldust and Ryback will start the match off. Both men lock up and Ryback backs Goldust into the corner. Goldust slides out and hits a few atomic drops. Goldust connects with his uppercut. Ryback now tags in Axel and Axel trips up Goldust from the outside. Axel lands some boots and lands a standing drop kick. Axel covers and gets a 2 count. Ryback now tags back in and he lands a right hand followed by a suplex. Ryback covers and gets a 2 count. Goldust fights back with right hands, but Ryback kicks him down and tags in Axel. Axel lands some stomp and follows that with a high knee. Axel covers and gets another 2 count. Axel now locks in a rear chin lock. Goldust fights back to his feet and tags in Stardust. Stardust hits the ropes and connects with a few running lariats. Axel hits the ropes and Stardust connects with a hip toss followed by a drop kick. Stardust connects with a DDT and covers for a 2 count. Goldust and Ryback now in the ring and Goldust tosses Ryback into the steel ring post. Stardust connects with his finisher and covers Axel for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Goldust and Stardust
We go to the back where we see Triple H and Stephanie. Kane walks in and takes his mask off with his back turned. He hands his mask to Stephanie and walks away. Stephanie and Triple H look at the mask in confusion.
Back on Raw, we are joined by Chris Jericho. We will be going one on one with Luke Harper. If Jericho wins, Harper will be barred from ringside during Jericho and Wyatt’s match at Summerslam.
Chris Jericho vs. Luke Harper
Harper starts by backing Jericho into the corner and landing some right hands. Harper connects with a big uppercut followed by a headbutt. Harper hits another uppercut and chokes Jericho with his boot. Harper connects with a double chop to Jericho in the corner. Jericho fights back with chops of his own, but Harper pushes him away and hits a clothesline. Harper drives multiple elbows into the shoulder of Jericho and covers for a 2 count. Harper locks in a front face lock and then transitions into a side head lock. Jericho fights back to his feet and lands some more chops. Jericho gets whipped into the ropes but connects with an enziguri followed by multiple kicks to the chest. Harper catches Jericho and hits a falcon arrow for a close 2 count. Jericho gets whipped into the corner and Harper connects with a running back elbow. Harper puts Jericho on the top rope and lands a big right hand. Harper gives chase, but Jericho knocks him back. Jericho comes off the top, but Harper catches him with a big boot. Harper lifts Jericho up and hits a big sit out powerbomb for another close 2 count. Harper connects with an uppercut. Jericho gets whipped into the corner, but Jericho gets an elbow up. Jericho connects with a bulldog, and then knocks Rowan off the apron. Jericho rolls up Harper but Harper gets up at 2. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho and locks it in. Before Harper taps, the lights go out. The lights come back on and Bray is standing by the ring. Jericho has let go of the hold and is jawing at Jericho. Jericho turns around and hits a Codebreaker on Rowan. Harper tries to attack from behind, but Jericho catches him with a codebreaker as well. Bray now slides in the ring and hits Jericho in the throat. Bray grabs Jericho and connects with Sister Abigail. Bray drags Jericho to the center of the ring and tells everyone to follow the buzzards.
Winner by DQ – Chris Jericho
Back on Raw, Diego makes his way to the ring with Layla, Summer Rae, and El Torito. Diego will be in one on one action against Fandango. Fandango makes his way to the ring with his new dance partner, Hornswoggle.
Diego vs. Fandango
Fandango starts off quickly with right hands and chops to Diego. Diego hits the ropes and connects with a drop kick. Fandango tries to attack Diego from behind, but Diego moves and Fandango knocks Hornswoggle off the apron. Diego connects with a back stabber and pins Fandango for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Diego
After the match, Hornswoggle dances with Diego, El Torito, and the ladies. Fandango grabs Hornswoggle and tosses him to the mat. Diego attacks Fandango with right hands and then El Torito comes off the top with a cross body. Everyone celebrates as Fandango lays in the middle of the ring.
We go to the back where Renee Young is with Randy Orton. Orton says he wants everyone to see his footage. He shows the footage of last week when he attacked Roman Reigns and put him through the announce table. Orton says that Kane is one of the most vicious people in the history of the company, but he is not in his league. He tells Reigns to keep his head on a swivel, because he might kick it off.
Back on Raw, R-Truth is in the ring. He and Bo Dallas will be going one on one.
Bo Dallas vs. R-Truth
Both men lock up and Bo backs Truth into the corner. Truth slides out and lands some right hands. Truth connects with a back body drop, but Bo fights back with right hands. Bo hits the ropes and Truth catches him with a back elbow. Truth charges and hits a big splash in the corner followed by right hands. Bo gets a boot up, but Truth connects with a back heel kick. Truth goes for a scissor kick, but Bo moves and rolls up Truth. Bo grabs the tights and gets the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Bo Dallas
After the match, Truth grabs Bo and tosses him multiple times into the barricade. Truth lands some hard right hands, but Bo pushes Truth back first into the steel steps. Bo connects with the Bo-Dog on the outside.
Back on Raw, we go to the back and see Bray Wyatt. Bray asks why a man does what he does, and a man says what he says. He asks why he is different. He says at Summerslam, he enters battle without his brothers. He says he is never alone, and her hand guides him. Bray asks Chris how he can save what is already dead. He asks Chris what he is. He says he is Bray Wyatt, and he is the nightmare at the end of his dreams. He says he stands behind time. Bray then sings “He has the whole world in his hands.”
Back in the arena, the announcers hype up the WWE Network again and then show us the video that aired earlier hyping the WWE World Heavyweight Title Match between Brock Lesnar and John Cena.
Back in the arena, RVD makes his way to the ring. He will be going one on one with Seth Rollins in the 2nd Beat the Clock Challenge Match after the commercial break.
Rob Van Dam vs. Seth Rollins (Beat the Clock Challenge)
Before the match starts, Justin Roberts announces that Rob Van Dam will not be Seth Rollins’ opponent. His new opponent, will be Heath Slater.
Heath Slater vs. Seth Rollins
Before the match starts, Rollins asks Slater to walk away Slater turns around and lands some right hands. Rollins comes back with right hands and stomps to Slater in the corner. Dean Ambrose makes his way to ringside and tells Seth he is just watching the match. Rollins charges at Slater, but Slater moves and hits a neckbreaker to Slater or a 2 count. Rollins mounts Slater and lands some hard right hands. Ambrose grabs Rollins’ briefcase and puts it on the announce table. Rollins hits a scoop slam to Slater in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose grabs Rollins’ contract and rips it in half right in front of him. Rollins turns around right into a jumping calf kick by Slater for a 2 count. Rollins slams Slater down and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose opens up Rollins’ briefcase and pours a soda into it. Ambrose grabs a fan’s popcorn and starts eating it on the outside. In the ring, Rollins lands some hard right hands to Slater in the ring. Rollins keeps looking over at Ambrose. Ambrose steals JBL’s hat and puts it in the briefcase. Slater rolls up Rollins from behind and pins him for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Heath Slater
After the match, Rollins goes over and grabs his briefcase and dumps everything out of it. Rollins is very angry and trashing the ringside area.
Back on Raw, Stephanie Mcmahon makes her way to the right with Triple H. Brie and Nikki Bella now make their way to the ring for the contract signing between Brie and Stephanie. Triple H says that at Summerslam, there will be a historic matchup between Brie Bella and Stephanie Mcmahon. He says it is his job as COO to oversee an ICON coming out of retirement to compete. Seeing as how it is his wife though, he will take his leave. He says he is standing here tonight as a loving, proud, and devoted husband. Brie asks if we can get to this before we all start throwing up. Stephanie asks Brie where her husband is. She asks if he is still recovering. Loud “Yes” chants by the WWE Universe. Brie says that yes, Brie is still recovering. She then asks Stephanie if she is still recovering. We then see the video of Stephanie getting arrested 2 weeks ago for slapping Brie Bella while she was still unemployed. Brie asks Stephanie if it was easier to trade in her power suit for a jump suit, or trade in Triple H for her cellmate, Big Beulah. Brie says that not only is she going to beat her, but she is going to embarrass her. She says it won’t be just 20,00 people, but in front of the entire universe. She says that she is going to send a message to the entire world, that Stephanie Mcmahon is a fraud, a failure, and an embarrassment to the entire Mcmahon family. She says that this is for Vickie Guerrero, for The Big Show, for The Rhodes Family, and every other person that they tortured every week. Brie says that 1 thing about Kharma, is that it always comes around. She says that it’s about to come crashing down around her like she can’t even imagine. Brie calls her a piece of trash and slides the contract to her. Stephanie says that she is sure that all of the wrestling families would be happy to be represented by someone like Brie. Stephanie says that she is a 4th generation Mcmahon. Stephanie calls her a wannabe reality star who is only trying to use Stephanie as a way to make a name for herself. Stephanie asks her who the piece of trash is now. Stephanie says she is embarrassed just being in the same ring as her. Stephanie now signs the contract. Stephanie says that at Summerslam, she is going to tear her heart out. Stephanie hits Nikki in the face with the contract as Triple H backs Brie into the corner. Stephanie now hits a Pedigree on Nikki in the middle of the ring. Stephanie and Triple H mock The Bellas by doing the yes chant. Brie slaps Triple H, but Stephanie slams Brie face first into the desk. Stephanie now hits a Pedigree on Brie in the middle of the ring. Stephanie and Triple H stand over The Bella Twins as we go off the air.