Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 6.24.14: WWE Raw

The last RAW before Money In The Bank took place last night in our nations capital, Washington D.C.
We now know the seven competitors that will face off in the ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Tonight we will find out who will join Seth Rollins, in the traditional ladder match, for the briefcase containing a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match anytime, anyplace.

- RAW kicked off with Stephanie McMahon calling out Vickie Guerrero. Steph blames Vickie for Roman Reigns getting into the World Title Ladder Match. Vickie promises her screw up won't happen again and apologizes. Stephanie says Vickie has been riding her late husband, Eddie's, coat tails for 9 years and the WWE had pity for her. Stephanie gives Vickie two options, get fired or fight for her job in a match against Steph later. Vickie accepts the match.

- Luke Harper vs. Jimmy Uso. Match closes with Jimmy hitting the ropes but gets distracted by Erick Rowan. Jimmy turns his attention back to Harper and catches a clothesline by Harper for the pinfall. After the match Jey Uso flies over the ropes onto The Wyatt Family and we have match two of The Usos vs The Wyatts.

- Erick Rowan vs. Jey Uso. Match closes with Rowan charging Jey but catches all ring post as Jey moves. Jey then connects with a superkick. Jey climbs the ropes and leaps off the top with a splash for the pinfall. The Wyatts attack The Usos after the match and lay the champs out. The Wyatts pose with the tag titles as Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron and says that he's proud of his boys and this Sunday when it's over The Wyatts will be united and roam the earth as giants.

- Naomi vs Alicia Fox. Naomi connects with her finisher and scores the pinfall. WWE Divas Champion, Paige, shakes Naomi's hand after the match

- Titus O'Neal vs. Bo Dallas. Match closes with Bo getting whipped into the corner. Bo moves as Titus charges and hits the "Bo-Dog" for the pinfall. Bo is now 9 and Bo.

- Triple H arrives to announce who will be joining Seth Rollins in the traditional ladder match for the briefcase containing a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match. The participants are Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Bad News Barrett and Rob Van Dam. Seth Rollins comes out and talks about turning on The Shield, how he created The Shield, he's moved on and the WWE Universe should thank him. RVD interrupts with his opinion, talks about injuring Triple H at the first Elimination Chamber Match, winning Money in the Bank once and winning the WWE Title afterwards. Triple H sets up a match between Rollins and RVD.

- Seth Rollins vs Rob Van Dam. Match closes out with RVD going for the "5 Star Frog Splash". Rollins moves and connects with his turn buckle power bomb and the "Curb Stomp". Dean Ambrose hits the ring and attacks Rollins. Referees rush the ring to seperate both men. Ambrose tells Triple H to put him in the ladder match and if he doesn't he'll interfere, smash Rollins' face and take the briefcase.

- "Intercontinental Championship Match": Bad News Barrett (c) vs Dolph Ziggler. Match closes with Ziggler leaping at Barrett and taking a "Bull hammer" in mid air. Barrett scores the pinfall and retains the IC Title.

- Vickie Guerrero vs Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie tells Vickie that she will be fighting Alicia Fox, Layla and Rosa in the match and it'll be a match where you win by throwing your opponent into a pool of some substance. Vickie ends up throwing all three in and celebrates. Steph sneaks up behind Vickie and throws her in the pool. Steph fires Vickie. Vickie shoves Steph into the pool and does the Eddie Guerrero strut and salutes her deceased husband.

- Jack Swagger vs Kofi Kingston. Match closes out with Swagger making Kingston tap to the "Patriot Lock".

- Damien Sandow vs Big E. Match closes with Big E hitting the "Big Ending" for the pinfall. After the match Big E says he's sick of Rusev and challenges him. Rusev comes out and attacks Big E, then locks in "The Accolade".

- "4 on 3 Handicap Match": Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro vs John Cena, Sheamus and Roman Reigns. Match closes with Cena hitting "AA" on Orton and Del Rio, Cesaro hits his tossing uppercut to Cena. Sheamus hits Cesaro with the "Brogue Kick" for the pinfall. After the match Kane arrives and throws Reigns into the barricade, then choke slams Del
Rio, Sheamus and Cena. Triple H arrives and announces that Kane has been added to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at Money in the Bank. Just as Kane goes to do his pyro he eats a spear by Reigns. Reigns stares down Orton and Triple H to close RAW.

And that wraps up another edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon. I will be back Saturday afternoon for the SmackDown recap until then, tap or snap.

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