March 10, 2014
results thanks to wrestleview.com
Hulk Hogan is out to open the show. He talks about the buzz around his return to WWE in the last few weeks. Hogan talks about watching the WWE Network and checking the greats like the Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage and Andre the Giant. He said his heart starts pounding harder and harder watching his match with the Giant. Hogan said he came up with an idea celebrating 30 years of Wrestlemania this year. He said a 30 Man Over the Top Rope Battle Royal Andre the Giant memorial will take place at Wrestlemania 30. Hogan said the winner of the battle royal will win the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. They show off the trophy on the tron. "Whatcha gonna do at Wrestlemania 30, when Hulkamania and the memory of Andre the Giant runs wild on you brothers!"
John Cena's music hits. Cena grabs a mic and said he loves to be in front of an audience like this for the energy. He said tonight is for selfish reasons pointing out a "HOGAN STILL RULES" sign. Cena agrees and said it is good to have Hogan home. Cena said it is great to have Hulkamania back and tonight Hogan starts a tradition of his own with the Andre the Giant Over the Top Rope Battle Royal. He said as a child he knew that Hulkamania would live forever. Cena enters his name as the first entrant into the Battle Royal at Wrestlemania.
The Wyatt Family is here. Bray Wyatt grabs a mic and mocks Hulk Hogan and John Cena. He calls them both liars and said the legacy of Cena will be dead soon. Wyatt said if Cena looks at him in the eye, he will see a God. Cena asks if Bray even listens "to all the crap" he just said. He mocks Bray's attire saying it is more like Jimmy Buffett. Cena apologizes to Hogan saying he may not make that Battle Royal as he wants to issue an challenge to Wyatt to have a match at Wrestlemania 30. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan approach the ring staring down Cena and Hogan.
John Cena w/ Hulk Hogan vs. Erick Rowan w/ The Wyatt Family
We are back live and Cena vs. Rowan is now in progress. Rowan drops Cena with a big clotheslines and goes for an early cover for a two count. Rowan applies pressure to the head of Cena. Rowan with a big right hand and misses an elbow when Cena moves. Cena jumps at Rowan, Rowan catches him and connects with a fallaway slam. Rowan with a charge to Cena in the corner. Cena jumps at Rowan and Rowan catches him again this time applying a bear hug. Rowan plants Cena with a quick scoop slam. Rowan tosses Cena up on his shoulder, Cena counters and rolls up Rowan to get the pinfall.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, John Cena celebrates his win with Hulk Hogan. Bray Wyatt is upset at ringside and sends both Erick Rowan and Luke Harper to the ring. Rowan and Harper get up on the ring apron. Hogan and Cena are ready. Rowan and Harper then jump down and back off. Bray yells at Cena and Hogan. Hogan's music hits and Hogan and Cena shake hands. Hogan fires up the crowd and does some posing to celebrate more with Cena.
Michael Cole plugs the WWE App vote for Sheamus vs. Christian tonight.
Daniel Bryan and Big Show vs. Randy Orton and Batista takes place later tonight.
The Undertaker is also in the house tonight.
Up next, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are headed to the ring.
*tag from Adam Martin and I am back*
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way out onto the entrance ramp. Stephanie says that Daniel Bryan should be terminated for attacking Triple H, and deserved the pedigree that he received. However, Stephanie realizes that Daniel Bryan is worth value to the company. That's what is best for business. All that Daniel Bryan has to do is publicly apologize to the Authority. Stephanie says that he needs to realize that he is not man enough to be in the ring with Triple H. HHH is bigger than Bryan in every aspect. Bryan need only apologize to keep his job.
Oh You Didn't Know?
The New Age Outlaws shake hands with Triple H and Stephanie as they make their way to ringside to join in on commentary.
Ryback & Curtis Axel v. The Usos
Ryback starts the match off against Jimmy. Jimmy is able to use his speed to force the big man to tag in Curtis. Jimmy hits a shoulder block but ends up being tosses out of the ring. Uso smacks right into the second steel cable as he spills to the outside. Jimmy returns to the ring and Axel places him in a headlock. Jimmy flips free of a suplex and tags in Jey. Jey dances around the ring and then kicks out Axel's legs. Jey hits a Samoan Drop. Ryback runs inside but gets tossed out. Jey flies out after with a splash and tags Jimmy as he flies through the air. Jimmy leaps from the top rope, delivers a crotch chop midair towards the NAO, and splashes Axel for the win.
Winners: The Usos
Kane is in the back with The Shield. Kane is holding office over the fact that The Shield has lost to the Wyatts several times in the past weeks due to team issues. Ambrose asks if there is a point to any of this. Kane says that The Shield has become a vital resource, but he needs to know if they can still carry their worth. Kane believes that they started to crack when they lost the Tag Titles to the Rhodes Brothers. So, they will have a chance to face them tonight and try to exorcise that demon. Seth Rollins asks if Kane is just deflecting his own recent personal failings onto The Shield. Kane says that he is giving them an opportunity tonight to step up. Ambrose says that they will step up, because they always do.
Big E v. Jack Swagger
Swagger is fired up at the start. He delivers a duo of shoulder blocks and then forcibly slams E to the mat. Cover, but Langston kicks out. Swagger pulls back on Big's arms. A group of four fans stands up in the front row and does a perfect "we the people". Swagger releases and gets hits with a clothesline and then a belly to belly suplex. Big E runs the ropes but Swagger dives at his knee to knock him down. Big E surprises Swagger with a rollup for the win.
Winner: Big E
After the match, Cesaro and Swagger begin to argue about the loss at ringside. Zeb is furious and begins to yell at his men for not listening to him. Zeb undoes his tie and takes off his vest. It's getting real. A fired up Zeb forces the men to shake hands. Cesaro maintains the grip and squeezes on Swagger as hard as he can. When Cesaro finally releases, he blows on his hand, and mockingly returns it to a holster.
A bell tolls and smoke appears. The Undertaker begins his walk to the ring. Before he can speak, Paul Heyman walks out on the entrance ramp. Heyman runs down the list of people who have stacked multiple Wrestlemania victories together. Paul continues and puts over Undertaker's own record and legacy. Heyman claims that Brock Lesnar will end that legacy. Heyman tells Undertaker that he should fear fighting Lesnar.
Undertaker responds that the fear of death is strong, but the fear of the unknown is far greater. Taker informs Heyman to deliver a message to his client. If Lesnar steps into the ring at Wrestlemania XXX then he will Rest… In… Peace.
The Rhodes Brothers v. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns w/ Dean Ambrose
Rollins starts the match off by stomping away on Cody. Rollins attempts a Suplex but Rhodes converts into a suspended face drop. Goldust gets the tag and attempts a pin after a shoulder block. Rollins kicks out. Cody comes in off the tag with an axe handle. Rollins is whipped towards the corner. Rollins flips up onto his feet and throws Rhodes into the turnbuckle. Rollins sends Cody into the corner and tags in Roman. Reigns sets in with power punches and stomps before bringing in Rollins. Seth continues the face tag technique as he and Reigns try and isolate Cody. Rhodes finally makes it over to bring in Goldust who hits a spinebuster on the now legal Reigns. Cover, but Reigns kicks out.
Seth runs in for the assist, but both men end up being hit by a top rope crossbody. They are tossed out of the ring. Cody does his Double Lindy to the outside at the same time that Goldust pulls off a suicide dive! Ambrose tries to come over to help his team but is frustrated that the referee is looking and he cannot assist.
Back from the break and Reigns is in control of Goldust. Rollins gets the tag and works a choke. A chant breaks out for CM Punk. Rollins whips Goldust into the corner and then hits a splash. Roman Reigns uses the opportunity for the Samoan Leap – his leaping dropkick to the apron. Rollins tags Reigns into the match. Goldust tries to get to his feet but gets hit with a shoulder block. Cover, but Goldust kicks out. Seth gets the tag and kicks Goldie in the stomach. Rollins delivers a high kick to Goldust's skull.
Cody gets the hot tag and spins his way around the ring with kick after kick. Cody flips free of Rollins and delivers a heel kick to Roman on the apron. Cody then flies off the top rope with a moonsault and cover. Seth kicks out. Cody attempts another pin but Reigns makes the save. Rollins and Cody run into each other head first. Reigns and Goldust both charge in. Roman delivers a spear to Goldust and they both spill out of the ring. Cody attempts a Disaster Kick, but Seth catches him and Powerbombs him into the turnbuckle! Seth curb stomps Cody for the win.
Winners: The Shield
The Bella Twins v. AJ Lee & Tamina
Natalya joins in on commentary for the match.
Tamina starts the match off with Nikki and clobbers her with a vicious kick. Cover, but Nikki kicks out. Brie gets the tag as does AJ. Lee attempts a roll up but Brie kicks free. AJ wraps her arm around Brie's neck and her legs around her waist. Brie escapes and tags in Nikki. AJ blocks a splash but gets her face hit on Nikki's knee. Brie comes off the steel steps to take out Tamina. AJ kicks her in the face from the ring. AJ goes towards Nikki and attempts a Black Widow. Nikki counters into her finisher for the win.
Winners: The Bella Twins
After the match Nikki takes the WWE Title and stands over AJ. Natalya jumps up on the apron and stares her down.
Daniel Bryan makes his way down to the ring. He says that the Yes Movement is alive in Memphis. Bryan says that he will not be scared by the Authority. In fact, he should have kicked Triple H in the face a long time ago. Bryan says that Triple H cannot have it both ways – he cannot be both corporate AND send people after Bryan and attack him. When pushed, Bryan will fight. Bryan says that he will not apologize for sticking up for himself. Bryan claims that it will end tonight. Triple H is not listening to Bryan, the fans or anyone. Bryan announces that tonight the crowd will 'Occupy RAW'. Bryan continues to pump up the fans. He invites a crew down to the ring to assist his movement. At least twenty 'fans' wearing Daniel Bryan shirts hit the ring! The show cuts to commercial as Bryan continues to rant.
Back from the break and the ring is completely filled with Bryan shirt people. Ringside is also completely plastered. This is worth at least seeing a picture of if you do not get to watch RAW. Quite a site. Bryan leads the crowd in a Yes chant from the turnbuckle.
Triple H and Stephanie finally walk out onto the entrance ramp. Triple H says that it is cute that Bryan has his own little Occupy Movement. Triple H tells them that they have 30 seconds to clear the ring or security will be called. Bryan tells Triple H that if they want them to leave then maybe the whole arena should go out into the parking lot. They can set up a ring outside and hold their own show. The crowd chants in agreement.
Triple H has had enough and calls for security. Bryan mocks the fact that it is a crew of only two men. They approach, and then walk away from the large group of protestors. Stephanie begins to scream at them to do their jobs. Stephanie says that everyone is being manipulated by Daniel Bryan but they are too blind to see it. Stephanie says that this is a power trip from Bryan, but he is the wrong horse to back.
Bryan says that this is the problem – The Authority diminishes the voice of the people. Bryan says that Stephanie doesn't own the ring like she claimed last week, right now his people own the ring. Triple H claims that this ends now and calls for a match to start and a theme music to play.
Damien Sandow walks out and sees the crowd. Bryan invites him to try and get in the ring, but Sandow has no choice but to walk away. Triple H and Stephanie had headed to the back, but now walk back out. Triple H starts to yell at Damien. Stephanie takes the microphone and says that she does own all of this. She is tired of Bryan disrespecting her grandfather's company with this movement. Stephanie unleashes with blood curling screams. Bryan says that all Triple H needs to do to end this madness is to agree to a Wrestlemania Match.
Triple H wants to unload some truth. He claims to really like Bryan. He says that if Bryan met real success then he would be run out of the company. Triple H claims that he has protected Bryan all along. Finally, Triple H agrees. He vows to destroy Bryan.
Bryan says that this is not the end. In fact, there is more. While everyone does want to see him face Triple H – that's not what they really want. Bryan says that the people want to see him fight for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania!!
Bryan demands that if he beats Triple H then he gets added to the main event. The arena absolutely erupts. If Bryan wins it will be Randy Orton v. Batista v. Daniel Bryan! Triple H has no force but to comply if he wants his show back. Triple H agrees but looks to blow a gasket and security has to forcibly keep him from attacking the crowd.
Jerry Lawler reveals that the fans selected 'Memphis Street Fight' for the next match.
Sheamus v. Christian
It doesn't take long for the action to spill out of the ring. There is a host of musical instruments set up around ringside. Sheamus tosses Christian onto the announcers table and finds a guitar. Sheamus swings but Christian dodges. The men brawl their way up to the entrance ramp. Christian jumps off the entrance ramp to hit a tornado DDT onto the concrete floor!
Back from the commercial and the streets of Memphis are still endangered from the likes of Christian and Sheamus. The men are back in the ring and Christian unloads with a kendo stick. Cover, but Sheamus kicks out. Christian charges for a hard kendo stick hit but Sheamus moves out of the way. Christian exits the ring and finds another stick. He jumps from the second rope but gets punched in the gut.
JBL furiously accuses Jerry Lawler of being in cahoots with Daniel Bryan. He claims that is why there was not more security present. Sheamus takes the kendo stick and rocks Christian's world. Cover, but Christian kicks out. Sheamus attempts the clobbering blows but Christian counters into a jaw jack. Sheamus hits White Noise and goes for the cover. Christian kicks out. Sheamus again looks for the Clobbering Blows and this time he connects. Sheamus slams Bryan down to the mat hard. Christian senses a Brogue Kick and ducks out of the ring. Christian tries to grab his legs into the post but Sheamus kicks him away.
Sheamus stands on the steel steps and hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus rolls Christian back into the ring and then throws in several steel chairs. Sheamus also finds a bass drum and sends that back in the ring as well. Christian gets to his feet and grabs a chair, hitting Sheamus in the gut and over the back. Christian places two steel steps on Sheamus and then leaps to connect with a Frogsplash! Cover, but Sheamus kicks out. Christian can't believe it. Christian grabs the bass drum and walks towards Sheamus. Sheamus Brogue Kicks straight through the drum and onto Christian's face. Cover and this match is over.
Brad Maddox is in his office with two very angry men. Randy Orton and Batista are furious about the added possible stipulation to their Championship Match. Maddox claims that The Authority has left the arena. He tells them that they need to come together for The Authority in their match against Daniel Bryan and Big Show tonight. Begrudgingly, they agree.
Lana & Rusev cut a promo on the entrance ramp. You'll have to head to WrestleView's Bulgarian domain for the details.
The Wyatt Family appears on the Tron. Bray says that John Cena has made a foolish decision to challenge him at Wrestlemania. Fear will be brought forth. The tides of consciousness are turning. Cena will fall. Bray sings a bit of "Time is On My Side" by the Rolling Stones.
Randy Orton & Batista v. Daniel Bryan & Big Show
Randy starts the match against Bryan. Daniel is tossed towards the corner but knocks Orton out of the ring. Bryan flies to the outside as the show heads to its final commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan is whipped into the corner by Batista. Bryan is hit in the gut several times. Batista uses his boot to choke Bryan and then tags in Orton. Randy hits a snap scoop slam. Bryan is hit with a stomp. Batista gets the tag and suplexes Bryan. Batista keeps control of Bryan as he tags Orton. Randy goes for a knee drop but Bryan rolls out of the way. Batista and Big Show get the tags. Show drops a couple of running elbows and then backsplashes Batista.
Batista bounces off the ropes and dives at Show's legs. Orton gets the tag and starts to stomp away. Cover, but Show kicks out. Batista spears Show. Batista grabs Big Show and wants to look for a Batista Bomb. Show counters and throws him overhead.
Daniel Bryan and Orton get the tags. Bryan flips out of the corner and then clotheslines Orton. Bryan knocks Batista off the apron. Daniel next turns towards Orton and delivers a set of Yes Kicks. Cover, but Orton kicks out. Bryan heads up to the top turnbuckle and leaps for a Flying Goat but Orton moves out of the way. Orton rolls Bryan up for a cover. Bryan kicks out. All hell breaks loose as Bryan puts the Yes Lock on Orton. Batista makes the save but Show takes care of him. Orton hits an RKO on Big Show. Bryan and Orton are still the legal men. Batista charges to spear Bryan, but instead spears Orton! Bryan immediately hits Batista with the Knee Plus.
Bryan hulks himself up as Orton rises to his feet in the corner. Orton sidesteps a running missile dropkick. Orton has Bryan on the apron and sets him up for the suspended DDT. Orton points to the Wrestlemania sign *takes a shot* and then hits the DDT. Orton drops to the mat and starts to pound. Bryan counters an RKO into a backslide. Orton kicks out of the cover. Bryan dodges a running clothesline and then hits Knee Plus for the win!
Winners: Daniel Bryan & Big Show