Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, May 5th, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The Times Union Center in Albany, NY
Results by Matt Boone
“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 Shield. Dean Ambrose will be defending the United States Championship in a 20 man over the top battle royal.
United States Championship Battle Royal
Everyone starts brawling to start the match out. Ryder tries to eliminate Ziggler but he hangs on. Big Show with a big chop to Swagger in the corner. Ziggler and Kofi try eliminating Ryback but he doesn’t hit the floor. Big Show eliminates Xavier Woods. Big Show with a big chop to Fandango in the corner. Sin Cara is set on the apron by Ryback. Ryder is now eliminated. Mark Henry eliminates R-Truth. Sheamus tries to eliminate Goldust but he hangs on to the apron. Ziggler jumps on the back of Big Show and tries a sleeper, but Big Show tosses him down. Sin Cara dumps Santino over the top, but he lands on the apron and slides back in. Santino and Sin Cara now working together to try to eliminate Titus O’Neal, but he hangs on. Big Show eliminates Titus O’Neal. Big Show gorilla presses Sin Cara and tosses him to the floor. Goldust and Ambrose try to eliminate Axel, but Axel is able to hang on. Sheamus hangs Sandow in the ropes and hits his 10 clubbing blows. Slater tries to attack Sheamus from behind, but Sheamus moves and Sandow gets knocked to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, the battle royal is still going on. Half of the superstars are attacking Big Show, but he powers out and starts laying waste to everyone. Big Show and Mark Henry are the 2 standing in the middle of the ring now. They trade blows, but Big Show plants him with a choke slam. Sheamus comes out of nowhere with a brogue kick. Everyone in the ring eliminates Big Show. They go over to Mark Henry and eliminate him. Fandango tries to eliminate Kofi Kingston, but Kofi hangs on. Ambrose eliminates Kofi by kicking him off the apron. Ambrose also eliminates Fandango. Goldust goes for the 10 punches in the corner to Axel, but Ryback comes from behind and eliminates Goldust. Ryback also eliminates Cody. Santino hits Ziggler on the apron with the cobra and he is eliminated. Axel hits Santino with a forearm and he is now eliminated. Rybaxel, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, and Dean Ambrose are the 5 men left. Rybaxel works on Sheamus in the corner and Swagger works on Ambrose. Sheamus hits the rolling senton on Ryback. He goes for the brogue kick on Ryback, but Ryback catches him with a big powerbomb. Ambrose all over Ryback now with big right hands. Ambrose turns around and starts landing right hands on Axel. Rybaxel now all over Ambrose with the double team. Rybaxel tries to eliminate Ambrose, but Ambrose hangs on the apron. Ambrose hits a back body drop to Axel over the top and he is eliminated. Ambrose and Ryback trade right hands on the apron. Ambrose lands a big right hand and drop kicks the legs of Ryback to eliminate him. Swagger attacks Ambrose and tries to dump him over the top, but Ambrose fights off and eliminates Swagger. Sheamus comes out of nowhere and hits a brogue kick on Ambrose. Sheamus dumps Ambrose over the top to the floor. Sheamus is the new United States Champion.
Winner and New United States Champion – Sheamus
After the match, Triple H makes his way out to the stage while The Shield are in the ring. Triple H says that last night Evolution and The Shield went to war. He said that last night, all 3 of them were extremely lucky. He says that since Ambrose lost the championship, their luck is running out. He says that tonight, The Shield will be in 6 man tag team action against The Wyatt Family.
Back on Raw, the announcers show us the ending of the battle royal and what transpired between The Shield and Triple H.
We go to the back where Renee Young is with Sheamus. She asks him how he feels. Sheamus says that since he came back from injury, things haven’t went according to plan. He says it’s all about watching and waiting. He said tonight was the perfect time for him to step back into glory. Sheamus tells Dean Ambrose “no hard feelings fella.”
We now see Daniel Bryan with Brie Bella. Stephanie walks in to the locker room. She congratulates Bryan on his victory last night, but says that he angered Kane. She says the only way she can guarantee his safety, is to stay in the locker room until his match tonight. The camera pans to the door and Kane’s mask is hanging on the door.
Back in the arena, we are joined by Rob Van Dam. He will be going one on one with Cesaro after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, we are joined by Paul Heyman. He introduces himself. He says if we haven’t heard the breaking news yet, his client Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s streak at Wrestlemania. He then introduces “The King of Swing” Cesaro. Cesaro makes his way to the ring.
Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam
Both men lock up to start this match. Cesaro goes behind but RVD counters with an arm drag. Both men now stand off. Cesaro comes back with a headlock. Cesaro hits the ropes and connects with a shoulder block for a 1 count. Cesaro locks in another head lock. Cesaro again hits the ropes. He catches RVD with a side slam and covers for a 2 count. Cesaro drives a knee to the gut of RVD, but RVD comes back with The Vandaminator. RVD connects with Rolling Thunder and Cesaro rolls to the outside. Cesaro gets back on the apron and hangs RVD on the top rope. Cesaro lands a hard right hand. RVD hits the ropes but puts on the brakes. RVD back drops Cesaro over the top to the floor. RVD flips over the top rope on to Cesaro on the outside. RVD now connects with a moonsault from the apron to the floor. Cesaro gets tossed back in the ring. RVD hits a springboard leg drop for a 2 count. Cesaro comes back with snake eyes in the corner. Cesaro pulls RVD to the apron and slams him head first into the mat. Cesaro back in the ring drops an elbow and covers for a 2 count. Cesaro connects with an uppercut. RVD hits the ropes and goes for a kick, but Cesaro catches him and clotheslines him over the top to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Cesaro is in control of RVD with a rear chin lock. RVD fights back to his feet. He separates with elbows and gets a sunset flip for a 2 count. Cesaro comes back with a double stomp for a 2 count himself. RVD with a small package or another 2 count. Cesaro comes back with a knee to the gut. RVD rolls up Cesaro again for a 2 count. Cesaro back on offense again with a knee to the gut. RVD tries a spring board back elbow, but Cesaro catches him with an uppercut for a close 2 count. Cesaro charges in and hits a running uppercut in the corner for another close 2 count. Cesaro picks RVD off the mat and slams him down. He grabs RVD again and slams him down. He now makes it a trifecta. Cesaro covers and gets a 2 count. Cesaro locks in a rear chin lock, but then connects with a hard right hand. RVD goes over Cesaro in the corner, but Cesaro catches him. RVD fights out with a back elbow and goes up top, but Cesaro takes his legs out and RVD hangs up on the top rope. Cesaro lands hard right hands to RVD while he is hanging upside down. He doesn’t stop after the 5 count and gets DQ’d.
Winner by DQ – Rob Van Dam
After the match, Cesaro keeps attacking RVD while he is hanging upside down. He lands hard right hands and a big boot to the face. Heyman finally calls off Cesaro and they make their way up the ramp.
Bray Wyatt shows up and tells all of us that they are here as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, we are joined by The Wyatt Family in the ring. Bray says that Abagail always told him that he was born to lead. She told him that one day, he will change the world. Bray says that he always believed her, but this world we live in has very wicked ways about it. He said that people would always look down on him and would refer to him as a piece of trash. He says that the people would call him a nobody. He says that those people have made this day so sweet for him. He says that last night, he became somebody. He says that last night, John Cena’s fear was shown by that of a singing child. We then see what happened last night between John Cena and Bray Wyatt. Bray says the you can’t fool the children, for they are the foundation of the future. He says that their minds are eager to learn, and their eyes see right through him. Bray says that John Cena tells everyone that he is a monster. He says that Cena is right, he is a monster. Bray says that Cena says his messages are a lie. He says he does wish to watch this world burn. Bray says he wants the world to burn down so that it can be reborn. Bray says that the world will be reborn in the image of him. He says that Cena thinks he does all this for himself. Bray says that Cena is wrong, and that he does this for the children and the starving adults. He says he does this for the teenage girls that don’t think they are beautiful enough. He says he does this for everybody. Bray says as of today and every day going forward, John Cena will stand alone. He will also fall alone. Bray says that the children can stand with him, and they will never be alone again. Bray says the children will remember him for what he truly is, a god. Bray then sings “he’s got the whole world, in his hands.”
Back on Raw, Ryback is in the ring with Curtis Axel. He will be going one on one with Cody Rhodes who is being accompanied by Goldust.
Ryback vs. Cody Rhodes
Both men lock up to start this match. Cody gets back into the corner, but slides out and lands some right hands. Cody locks in a headlock and slides underneath Ryback. Cody low bridges Ryback and he falls to the outside. Ryback slides back in the ring. Ryback tries to attack Cody, but Cody moves. Cody gets caught on the shoulder of Ryback and Ryback connects with snake eyes. Ryback now lands a big right hand. Cody hits the ropes but eats a big elbow by Ryback. Ryback covers for a 2 count. Cody connects with a shoulder block from the apron. He tries a sunset flip, but Ryback catches him and slams Cody’s head on the mat. Ryback hits a few quick suplexes. He lifts Cody up and hits a long stalling suplex. Ryback covers and gets a 2 count. Ryback connects with a few headbutts to Cody as he is down. Ryback hits a big chop in the corner, but Cody comes out swinging. Cody gets whipped hard into the corner. Ryback now chokes Cody on the bottom rope. Ryback lifts up Cody and hits a scoop slam. Ryback connects with a big splash for a 2 count. Ryback now locks in another rear chin lock. Cody fights back to his feet, but Ryback hits a big spine buster. Ryback goes to the 2nd rope. He tries a splash but Cody moves. Cody hits a big running clothesline. Ryback picks Cody up, but Cody fights out and hits a chop block. Cody covers and gets a 2 count. Cody goes for the disaster kick, but Ryback catches him. Cody fights out and connects with the disaster kick. Cody now hits a springboard drop kick. Cody goes up to the top rope, but Ryback grabs Cody and hits the shell shock for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Ryback
We go to the back with Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella. Brie says she hates being stuck in the locker room like this. Bryan tells her to stay close to him. The lights now go out and a light comes on with the Kane mask around it. Bryan and Brie run into Stephanie in the hallway. Stephanie asks them where they are going. Stephanie says that she will have their car brought up to them, and to stay put.
Back on Raw, Los Matadores and El Torito are in the ring to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Fernando says to celebrate El Torito’s win last night, they want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the WWE Universe. Torito starts throwing candy into the stands. They are cut off by 3MB. Heath Slater tells everyone that this party isn’t gonna happen. Slater says you can’t have a party without 3MB. He says that the party is now here. Slater says that they came out to call a truce. Mahal says that this is america and to speak english. Drew now grabs a mic and says that this isn’t a request, this is a demand. Drew says that if they don’t listen, they are going to have to ruin their party. Los Matadores huddle up with El Torito and decide that El Torito will give some candy to Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle knocks the candy out of Torito’s hand and they start fighting. Los Matadores knocks Jinder and Drew out of the ring and then toss Slater out. Torito picks up Hornswoggle on his shoulder and spins him around. Torito then gores Hornswoggle in the back and knocks him out of the ring.
Back on Raw, Kofi Kingston is in the ring. He will be going one on one with Alexander Rusev. Lana makes her way to the stage first and introduces Alexander Rusev.
Alexander Rusev vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi starts off quickly with kicks to the chest and head of Rusev. Rusev all over Kofi now with big headbutts to Kofi in the corner. Kofi comes back with a chop that has no effect on Rusev. Rusev connects with a big over the head belly to belly suplex. Rusev now drives multiple elbows to the shoulder of Kofi. Rusev charges at Kofi, but Kofi gets a boot up. Kofi landing big kicks to Rusev followed by a drop kick. Kofi charges at Rusev, but Rusev pushes him off. Kofi hits a springboard cross body for a 2 count. Rusev now catches Kofi and goes for a fall away slam, but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi goes for a springboard cross body, but Rusev catches him and hits the fall away slam. Rusev picks Kofi up and hits his tilt a whirl slam. Rusev now locks in The Accolade and Kofi taps out.
Winner by Pinfall – Alexander Rusev
We go to the back where we see Bryan and Brie. Bryan holds the door or Brie while she climbs in the car. Bryan looks around for Kane and climbs in the drivers side. Stephanie knocks on the window and it scares Brie. Stephanie tells Bryan that he can’t leave yet because he has a match tonight. She also says that if Bryan doesn’t compete, he will be stripped of the title. Bryan and Brie leave the car.
Back on Raw, Alberto Del Rio is in the ring. He will be going one on one with WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan in a non title match.
Daniel Bryan vs. Alberto Del Rio
Both men lock up to start the match. Del Rio locks in a head lock and then connects with a shoulder tackle. Del Rio hits the ropes and eats a drop kick by Bryan. Bryan lands a few big uppercuts followed by some kicks in the corner. Del Rio hits the ropes, but connects with a big kick to the head of Bryan. Del Rio covers for a 2 count. Del Rio now all over Bryan with big right hands. Del Rio now locks in a rear chin lock. Bryan fights back to his feet with right hands, but Del Rio catches him with a tilt a whirl back breaker for another 2 count. Del Rio lands a big kick to the back and then chokes Bryan on the middle rope with his leg. Del Rio now lands some big kicks to Bryan in the corner. Bryan fights back with some body shots followed by more kicks in the corner. Bryan flips over Del Rio and lands a running lariat. Bryan connects with big kicks to the chest of Del Rio. He goes for the kick to the head but Del Rio ducks and connects with the back stabber. Del Rio covers and gets another 2 count. Del Rio baseball slides Bryan to the outside by the announcers table. Del Rio now gives chase. Del Rio tosses Bryan shoulder first into the barricade, and he made sure that Brie seen it as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Del Rio is in control of Bryan with a rear chin lock. Bryan fights back to his feet with some back elbows. Bryan hits the ropes and goes behind Del Rio, but Del Rio counters and hits a German suplex. Del Rio charges and hits a running kick to the arm of Bryan in the corner. Del Rio hangs Bryan’s arm on the top rope. Del Rio now goes to the top rope and mocks Daniel Bryan. Del Rio leaps but Bryan catches him with a right hand as he lands. Bryan covers for a 2 count. Bryan now starts to work on the leg of Del Rio. He hangs Del Rio’s leg on the bottom rope, and then hits a running drop kick on it. Bryan gives chase but Del Rio catches him with a right hand on the outside. Del Rio picks Bryan up and drops him face first on the ring apron. Bryan slides back in the ring at a 9 count. Del Rio hits a big DDT on Bryan. Del Rio slides down his right knee pad. Del Rio tries to big kick, but Bryan ducks and connects with a kick to the head of Del Rio. Bryan and Del Rio now trade right hands and kicks. Bryan gets whipped into the ropes, but hits a drop toe hold on Del Rio as he charges in. Bryan lands some kicks, but Del Rio comes back with one of his own. Del Rio now lands big shoulders to Bryan in the corner. Del Rio charges and hits a big clothesline to Bryan in the corner. Del Rio sets Bryan on the top rope and gives chase. Del Rio goes for a superplex but Bryan blocks it. Bryan knocks Del Rio off the top rope. Bryan leaps off the top rope and connects with a headbutt. Bryan covers and gets a very close 2 count. Bryan charges and hits his big drop kicks in the corner to Del Rio. Del Rio bails to the floor. Bryan charges and hits a suicide dive. Bryan rolls Del Rio back in the ring. Bryan goes back to the top rope, but Del Rio connects with a running enziguri to Bryan while he is on the top rope. Del Rio covers for another 2 count. Del Rio goes for the cross arm breaker, but Bryan spins around Del Rio and locks in The Yes Lock. Del Rio taps out.
Winner by Submission – Daniel Bryan
After the match, Kane’s music starts up. Bryan and Brie take off up the ramp and to the back. They get to the car. Bryan and Brie both get in the car. Bryan says that the car isn’t starting. Bryan checks under the hood. He says that a wire is unplugged. Bryan shuts the hood and Kane is in the back seat. He kicks Bryan down and lands a big right hand on him. Bryan gets in the car and tries to start it up. He takes off while Kane is on the hood of the car and Kane falls off of it. Bryan gets out of the car and walks over to Kane. Kane sits up and Bryan gets back in the car and drives off.
Back on Raw, Big E makes his way to the ring. He will be challenging Bad News Barrett or the Intercontinental Championship. Bad News Barrett comes out with a mic. He tells everyone he has some bad news or everyone. He says that there are going to be some changes around here. He says the slobs in the audience had a champion like Big E, but they will need cosmetic surgery to represent him as champion.
Big E vs. Bad News Barrett (Intercontinental Championship)
Big E goes behind and takes Barrett down to start the match. Big E hits a slam and rolls Barrett up for a 1 count. Big E picks Barrett up and hits multiple rib breakers. Big E covers and gets a 2 count. Barrett bails to the floor and Big E gives chase. Big E tosses Barrett face first into the mat. He now tosses Barrett face first into the steel steps. Big E charges and crushes Barrett into the steel steps. Big E tosses Barrett back in the ring and Barrett rolls back out. Big E and Barrett now trade right hands on the apron. Big E tries a shoulder tackle but Barrett moves and Big E hits the ring post. Barrett hits a big clothesline to Big E on the outside. Barrett dives off the apron and hits a big elbow to Big E. Barrett climbs back in the ring and poses to the WWE Universe. Big E gets back in the ring at an 8 count as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Big E fights away from Barrett with back elbows. Barrett charges at Big E, but gets his leg hung up on the top rope. Big E comes back with big clotheslines followed by a belly to belly suplex. Big E hits the ropes and tries a splash, but Barrett gets the knees up. Big E catches Barrett, but Barrett slips out and hits The Winds of Change for a close 2 count. Barrett mounts Big E and lands some big right hands. Barrett picks Big E up for wasteland, but Big E slides out. Big E charges and eats a big knee to the face by Barrett. Barrett goes or the Bullhammer, but Big E ducks and runs Barrett over. Barrett bails to the apron. Big E charges and spears Barrett off the apron and both men fall to the floor. Both men back in the ring and Big E covers for a 2 count. Big E gets a dirty kick on Big E in the corner, but Big E catches him and hits a couple of belly to belly suplexes. Big E lets the straps down and goes for The Big Ending, but Barrett fights out and gets a thumb to the eyes of Big E. Barrett connects with the Bullhammer Elbow and covers for the 3 count.
Winner and Still IC Champion – Bad News Barrett
Back on Raw, we are joined by Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger. Zeb grabs a mic. Zeb says that today isn’t Cinco de Mayo for real americans. He says for americans, today is May the 5th. Zeb says that the immigrants in the WWE make him sick. He has Zeb’s deportation list. He says Cesaro and Heyman need to leave. He says that they need to get rid of Emma and Santino, and that Emma can go back to Australia. He then says that Sheamus and Paige should leave, because they haven’t had sun hit their skin since 1997. Zeb is cut off by the music of Adam Rose. Rose’s posse make their way out, followed by Adam Rose. Adam Rose makes his way to the ring.
Zeb tells Rose to go, but Rose tells him to not be a lemon, be a rosebud. Swagger tries to attack Rose, but Rose back drops him over the top to the floor. Adam Rose’s rosebuds get in the ring and start dancing around Zeb Coulter. Coulter escapes and makes it out of the ring. Rose parties with his rosebuds in the ring.
Back on Raw, we are joined by The Wyatt Family. They will be in 6 man tag team action against The Shield in our main event.
The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield
All 3 men start the match by brawling in the ring. Rollins with Bray, Reigns with Harper, and Ambrose with Rowan in the ring. Ambrose lands some big combinations to Rowan in the corner. Rowan picks Ambrose up, but Ambrose slips out and tags in Rollins. Rollins lands some big right hands, but Rowan kicks him down. Rowan now tags in Harper. Harper lands a body shot and goes or a suplex, but Rollins slips out and tags in Ambrose. Double suplex by Rollins and Ambrose for a 2 count. Reigns now tags in. Reigns connects with a headbutt and some right hands. Reigns now tags in Rollins. Rollins comes off the top with a body shot. Harper comes back with a chop to the throat and a big uppercut. Harper hits a big suplex and covers for a 2 count. Bray now tags in. Bray lands a body shot and a right hand. Bray connects with a soccer kick to the gut of Rollins and Rollins bails to the floor. Rollins gets tossed back in the ring. Bray lands more right hands and tags in Rowan. Rowan connects with a big headbutt. Rowan backs Rollins into the corner and lands a chop. Rowan charges and Rollins gets a boot up. Rollins comes off the top and hits a pele kick. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with lots of right hands. Ambrose hits the ropes and connects with a cross body. Rowan gets caught with a knee by Ambrose. Ambrose knocks Harper off the apron and hits a dive to him on the outside. Ambrose back in the ring and connects with a clothesline to Rowan. Ambrose locks in a figure 4 leg lock, but lets go when the other 4 participates get in the ring. All 6 men stand off as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Harper is in control of Dean Ambrose. Ambrose comes back with a jaw breaker and some right hands. Harper grabs the leg of Ambrose and tosses him to the mat. Bray now tags back in. Bray charges and hits a boot to the side of the head of Ambrose. Bray covers and gets a 2 count. Bray lands multiple forearms to the face of Ambrose. Harper now tags back in. He lands a right hand and tags in Rowan. Rowan connects with the point of his elbow to the forehead of Ambrose. Ambrose gets whipped chest first into the corner by Rowan. Rowan charges and Ambrose gets a boot up. Rowan charges and gets low bridged by Ambrose. Ambrose now tags in Rollins. Rollins flies over the top on to Rowan and Harper and lands on his feet. Rollins back in the ring with Harper and hits a modified neckbreaker. Rollins sends Harper face first into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins hits a standing shooting star press for a 2 count. Rollins tries to spring board, but Harper catches him and tosses him to the outside. Harper now charges and dives through the middle ropes on to Rollins. Harper rolls Rollins back in the ring and gets a close 2 count. Harper lands a big right hand and tags in Bray. Bray tosses Rollins face first into the corner. Bray charges and hits a splash in the corner. Bray covers and gets a 2 count. Harper now tags back in. Harper lands another hard right hand. Harper knocks Reigns off the apron to the floor. Rollins flips back on his feet, but Harper connects with a superkick for a 2 count. Ambrose gets in the ring and starts fighting with Rowan. Bray pulls Ambrose to the outside. Bray and Rowan toss Ambrose on to the announce table. In the ring, Rowan is on the top rope with Rollins. Rollins starts to fight back with headbutts and knocks Harper down. Rollins leaps off the top and hits his knee to the side of the head. Rollins gets to Reigns and Harper gets to Bray. Reigns is cleaning house with clotheslines. Reigns charges and clotheslines Bray in the corner. Reigns runs around the ring and hits his running kick to Bray. Reigns comes off the top rope with a clothesline to Harper. Everything has now broken lose in the ring. Harper and Rowan get knocked to the outside. Rollins and Ambrose dives to the outside on to Rowan and Harper. Reigns connects with the superman punch to Bray in the ring. The other members The Shield get back in the ring. They go for the triple powerbomb, but they are cut off by the music of Evolution and they make their way out. Rollins and Ambrose dive to the outside onto Orton, Batista, Harper, and Rowan. Back in the ring, Reigns connects with the superman punch to Triple H. This distracts Reigns, as Bray hits running cross body. Bray connects with Sister Abigail and covers for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – The Wyatt Family
After the match, Evolution attacks The Shield. Orton is on Rolins, Batista is on Ambrose, and Triple H is on Reigns. Batista tosses Ambrose shoulder first into the steel steps. Orton now hits his hanging DDT to Rollins off the top rope. Batista hits a spinebuster to Ambrose on the steel steps. Triple H goes for the pedigree on Reigns, but Reigns hits a back body drop on him. Orton comes out of nowhere with an RKO to Reigns. Triple H now hits the pedigree on Reigns. Evolution now sets up Roman Reigns and they connect with the triple power bomb. Evolution then does The Shield’s pose over a fallen and bloodied Roman Reigns. Evolution poses to the WWE Universe as we go off the air.