Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 6.17.14: WWE Raw

Best of luck in your future endeavours.....

WWE shook up the company and did some major roster cuts this week. The following got their pink slips to close out their careers (for the moment) with the company: JTG, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Aksana, Curt Hawkins, Theodore Long, Camacho, Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, Yoshi Tatsu and Referee Marc Harris. Honestly all the above names I can't say I'm surprised were let go. All have been either jobbers, MIA, or wasted talent on the roster. Best of luck to you all in TNA or GFW.

Monday Night RAW recap is upon us. RAW took place live, in Triple Threat Podcast's hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, at Quicken Loans Arena. I didn't get to experience it live this time but I'm sure it was a blast as always.

- RAW kicked off with the whole locker room on stage. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon enter the ring and talk about the WWE Universe deserving a WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H and Stephanie announce a battle royal tonight for a spot in Money in the Bank. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and John Cena are banned from the battle royal. John Cena however will get a Money in the Bank shot in a "Stretcher Match" with Kane.

- Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins. Ziggler is a Cleveland native, representing St. Edwards alumni. Match closes with Rollins hitting Ziggler with the "Curb Stomp". Dean Ambrose hits the ring and spear tackles Rollins and unloads on him. Rollins retreats and Triple H puts Ambrose in a match with Bad News Barrett.

- Bad News Barrett vs Dean Ambrose. Match closes with Seth Rollins distracting Ambrose. As they brawl in the crowd, Ambrose gets counted out. Ambrose again chases off Rollins and hits "Dirty Deeds" on Barrett after the match.

- Sheamus vs Bray Wyatt. The Usos come out to stand in Sheamus' corner. Match closes with a six man brawl. Sheamus and The Usos use a ladder to clean house. The Usos walked a ladder and leaped to the floor on The Wyatts.

- Rusev vs Heath Slater. Once again a "One Man Band", Slater was squashed as Rusev locks in "The Accolade" and stays undefeated.

- Roman Reigns talks Vickie Guerrero into putting him in the battle royal later. Reigns spiked Stephanie's coffee, causing her to get sick and forcing Triple H and Stephanie to leave the arena, leaving Vickie in charge.

- "Oh my god...Keevvviiinnn!!" Comedian Kevin Hart did commentary as Fandango and Layla faced Adam Rose and Summer Rae. "Party Foul" by Rose on Fandango for the pin. Hart partied with Rose's Party Posse after.

- "Money in the Bank, Battle Royal": Match comes down to Rusev and Roman Reigns as the final two. Reigns delivers the "Superman Punch" to Rusev who's standing on the apron. Rusev falls to the floor giving Reigns a spot in Money in the Bank.

- Paige vs Cameron. Match closes with Paige making Cameron tap out to the "PTO".

- Goldust and Stardust vs Curtis Axel and Ryback. Match closes with Stardust (Cody Rhodes) hitting an inverted cutter on Axel for the pin. Looks like Cody found a way to break his losing streak by dressing like his brother.

- "Money in the Bank, Stretcher Match": John Cena vs Kane. Match closes out with Randy Orton and Seth Rollins attacking Cena. Dean Ambrose hits the ring and helps Cena chase off Orton and Rollins. Cena knocks Kane out with the ring steps and pushes him up the ramp on the stretcher. Kane rises up and sets Cena up for a choke slam. Cena blocks and hits "AA" on the stretcher and pushes Kane past the line for the win. Cena advances to Money in the Bank. Cena celebrates to close out this week's RAW.

And that closes out this week's WWE RAW recap. More WWE recap action coming your way Saturday afternoon with the Smackdown recap. Till then, tap or snap.

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