Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 5.13.14: WWE Raw
"Boo-tista, Boo-tista, Boo-tista!"
What's up gang, hope everyone had a nice weekend. And I hope everyone stayed safe and everyone wasn't too flooded by the huge storm we had last night in the Cleveland area. I suffered a flooded basement but thankfully nothing major.
Moving ahead, It's Tuesday, that means it's RAW recap time in this edition. Last week Kane tried to attack Daniel Bryan as Daniel and his wife, Brie Bella, left the arena. Bray Wyatt played more mind games with John Cena. Sheamus captured the U.S. Title from Dean Ambrose. The Shield were laid to waste in the center of the ring by Evolution after battling The Wyatt Family. Adam Rose and his party posse made an in ring debut, interrupting Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger. What would this week's RAW have in store?
Highlights of RAW:
- RAW kicked off with The Shield jumping Evolution in the parking garage, right as they arrived in their limo. WWE officials rush in to pull apart the two factions. The Shield again jump Evolution from behind in the ring, later in the show, after Triple H announces Evolution vs The Shield at WWE Payback. Reigns and Batista will meet in the main event later.
- WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan, announces to the WWE Universe that as of this Thursday he will have to have neck surgery. Bryan isn't sure how long he'll be gone and says how this could possibly be the end of his career. Bryan says he'll beat the odds and promises to be back. Later in the show Stephanie McMahon orders Daniel Bryan to forfeit his title to her. Kane instead came out, dragging Daniel Bryan's battered and beaten body and left him on the stage unconscious. Bryan is stretchered out of the arena. No word before RAW went off the air on what will become of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- John Cena and The Usos faced The Wyatt Family in a rematch from Smackdown. Cena and The Usos win and Bray thanks Cena for winning the match. Bray says he now knows what he has to do to Cena.
- Newly crowned U.S. Champ, Sheamus, pulls double duty.
- Big E saved Hall of Famer, Hacksaw Jim Duggan from getting "crushed" by Rusev.
- Adam Rose and his party posse arrive again and continue to be a thorn in Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger's side as Rose cost Swagger his match against RVD.
- Reigns vs Batista ends in a no contest as all hell broke loose. The Shield beat down Evolution until Stephanie McMahon sends out all the heels in the RAW locker room to help Evolution. The Shield with steel chairs in hand fight off the whole heel locker room and chase Evolution from the ring. RAW closes out with The Shield triple power bombing Ryback as Evolution looks on from the entrance ramp.
Quick Match Results:
- RVD def. Jack Swagger by pin.
- Paige def. Alicia Fox by pin.
- "Six Man Tag": John Cena and The Usos def. The Wyatt Family by pin.
- Nikki Bella def. Nattie Neidhart by pin.
- Sheamus def. Curtis Axel by submission.
- Sheamus def. Ryback by pin.
- Dolph Ziggler def. Fandango by pin.
- Cody Rhodes def. Damian Sandow by pin.
- Reigns vs Batista ends in a no contest.
WWE News and Rumors:
- There is backstage talk about WWE throwing around the idea of unifying the WWE U.S. Title and WWE I.C. Title again. My opinion is they may as well, considering at one time Dean Ambrose held the U.S. Title for almost a year and probably defended it as many times as you could count on one hand. For some reason the mid card titles just aren't as credible as they were back in the day.
- More Sting rumblings this week. Rumor is, Sting may, for the first time ever, appear in a WWE ring as SummerSlam gets closer. Nothing official has even been mentioned and nothing official about Sting even signing a contract with WWE yet has been mentioned. Sting has been appearing on WWE Network shows however making you wonder if he in fact is a WWE employee now. Many hardcore wrestling fans are still clamoring for a Sting vs Undertaker match at Wrestlemania 31. With Undertaker's current injury status and the streak being over, not sure if there is an interest or even enough gas in Taker's tank to do it.
- The Miz and Summer Rae are expected to make their return to WWE soon. Sources say as soon as the European tour kicks off this week. Both The Miz and Rae were involved in the filming of The Marine 4. The Miz reprises his role from The Marine 3.
That will do it for the RAW recap in this edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon. I will be back with more WWE action Saturday for the Smackdown recap. Till then, tap or snap.