Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 7.1.14: WWE Raw
The Champ Is Here!
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon on this Tuesday afternoon is here! Brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast. Last night was the first RAW after Money in The Bank. John Cena is the new face of the WWE, as he holds the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for an incredible 15th time. Seth Rollins is Mr. Money in the Bank. Now the "when will he cash it in and on who" game begins. Maybe he cashed it in on RAW last night, guess you'll have to read the following RAW recap to find out.
Before RAW, Triple H sent out a tweet on Twitter that said the following: "Coming off of #MITB, let's keep the momentum going. Tonight a #WWE Champion returns on #RAW..." Who was "The Game" referring to? Again read on to find out.
- RAW kicked off live from WWE's home base of Hartford, Connecticut with Triple H and Stephanie talking about the highlights of Money in the Bank. John Cena is called out as he is referred to as an A+ player. Cena will be on the cover of the new WWE 2K15 video game. Cena says The Authority is being too nice and reminds them that they won't control him just cause he's the champ. Triple H tells Cena he's never had a problem with him but he needs to carry the title with professionalism and he can do things the easy way or the hard way. Cena chooses the hard way. Triple H announces that Cena will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground in a "Fatal 4-Way Match" against Kane, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. Triple H reminds Cena that if he survives that then there is always "Plan B" as well. Seth Rollins comes out with his Money in the Bank briefcase and stands next to Triple H and Stephanie celebrating.
- Seth Rollins vs Rob Van Dam. Rollins connects with the "Curb Stomp" on RVD for the pinfall. After the match Rollins cuts a promo about being the new Mr. Money in the Bank. Dean Ambrose interrupts and tells Rollins that when ever he attempts to cash in, Ambrose will be there to stop him.
- Rusev and Lana are in the ring talking down America and talking about superior Russia. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter arrive and let it be known they are sick of hearing them talk bad about America. Swagger chases Rusev from the ring after a minor fight breaks out.
- Sheamus and The Usos vs The Wyatt Family. Match closes with Jey going for a superkick on Bray but Bray slides out of the ring. Jey then turns right into a clothesline from Harper for the pinfall.
- Stephanie McMahon puts Nikki Bella in a "Handicap Match" against Cameron and Naomi for inviting Brie Bella to Money in the Bank.
- Bo Dallas asks for sixty seconds of silence for injured wrestlers Bad News Barrett and Daniel Bryan. Never stop "Bo-Leiving".
- "Handicap Match": Cameron and Naomi vs Nikki Bella. Naomi tags herself in and pins Nikki after her finisher. Cameron and Naomi have a shoving match and argument after the match.
- It's announced that Bad News Barrett will be out of action for a few months. The IC Title will be vacated and put up in a Battle Royal at WWE Battleground.
- Cesaro vs Kofi Kingston. Kofi pins Cesaro during the commercial break. Cesaro viciously attacks Kofi after the match and doesn't let up until WWE officials hit the ring to pull Cesaro off of Kofi.
- The Great Khali vs Damian Sandow. Sandow came out dressed like Mr. McMahon and imitated the owner of the WWE. Stephanie, not finding it funny at all made Sandow fight Khali. Sandow is hit with the "Big Chop" as Khali scores the pinfall.
- The Miz makes his return to the WWE. The Miz brags about being a Hollywood A-lister now and how everyone wants him. Miz gets cut off by a returning Chris Jericho! Miz gets in Jericho's face and yells at him for ruining "his moment". Jericho hits the "Codebreaker" and lays Miz out. Jericho is about to cut his promo when the lights go out and The Wyatt Family arrives. Harper and Rowan attack Jericho and help set him up for Bray's "Sister Abigail". The Wyatts pose over Jericho's body as Bray screams "Follow the Buzzards".
- Dolph Ziggler vs Fandango. Summer Rae makes out with Ziggler, distracting Fandango. Ziggler hits the "Zig Zag" for the pinfall.
- Goldust and Stardust vs Curtis Axel and Ryback. The Rhodes Brothers score the pinfall again in this rematch from last night.
- WWE Divas Champion, Paige cuts a promo but gets cut off by a returning A.J. Lee! A.J. cons Paige into giving her a shot at the Divas Title.
- "WWE Divas Championship": Paige (c) vs A.J. Lee. A.J. slaps Paige in the face and gets a quick rollup for the pinfall. A.J. Lee is the NEW WWE Divas Champion.
- John Cena and Roman Reigns vs Kane and Randy Orton. Reigns and Orton fight back to the dressing room. Kane hits Cena with the ring steps and gets DQ'ed. Triple H tells Kane to "finish him". Kane tombstoned Cena leaving Cena motionless. WWE medical and Triple H check on Cena as it looks like he has a neck injury. Triple H waves to the dressing room and out runs Seth Rollins with his briefcase. Rollins is cashing in his Money In The Bank contract on Cena. Just before the match can start and be a legit match, Dean Ambrose hits the ring and spear tackles Rollins. Ambrose and Rollins fight through the crowd as Kane grabs a chair and looks to finish off Cena himself. Roman Reigns runs back out and spears Kane. RAW closes out with Triple H and Reigns in a stare down.
And that closes out the RAW recap for this week. I'll be back Saturday afternoon with the Smackdown recap. Till then, tap or snap.