Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 7.22.14: WWE Raw

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon is here again and it's brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast. Today's edition is the RAW recap for last nights RAW. Last night we seen the aftermath of WWE Battleground from Sunday night. John Cena is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, The Miz is the newly crowned Intercontinental Champion, Paul Heyman introduced a "Plan C" idea to The Authority (even though it's obvious what that was going to be) and Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins still want to destroy each other in the worst way.
Last night's RAW kicked off the road to Summer Slam in August, live in Miami, Florida. RAW also had a special musical guest, Florida's own, hip hop musician, Flo Rida, in attendance. Let's go to the highlights.

- RAW kicked off with Triple H heading to the ring for the opener. Triple H says that no one in the back can look him in the eye over what happened last night, admits to being mad, having options to fix it, tweeting his issues, crying and rioting if he doesn't get what he wants, he could fire everyone or he could just relax. Triple H says that sooner or later he'll win and if he has to wait till SummerSlam for John Cena to lose his title then so be it. Triple H promises that Cena will not leave SummerSlam the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Randy Orton interrupts Triple H and heads to the ring. Orton says he's still owed his rematch from Wrestlemania. Triple H says he wants someone impressive to face Cena at SummerSlam and Orton is the front runner. Orton says he should be champion if not for Kane last night. Kane's music hits and out comes the devil's favorite demon. Kane says he hopes to be a consideration cause he feels he can be the champion as long as he's not babysitting Orton. Roman Reigns' music hits and out comes Reigns. Reigns says Cena vs Reigns is what everyone wants to see so his name deserves to be in it. Reigns lands a "Superman Punch" on Kane as Triple H and Orton flee. Triple H makes Reigns face Kane and Orton now.

- "Handicap Match": Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton and Kane: Reigns connects with the "Superman Punch" and then the "Spear" on Kane to score the pinfall. After the match Orton fakes getting in the ring and leaves instead.

- Backstage Stephanie McMahon announces a 4 on 1 Divas Match with Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes and Cameron facing Nikki Bella.

- "Handicap Match": Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes and Cameron vs Nikki Bella: Sister, Brie Bella, is in the front row and hugs Nikki before the match. Stephanie McMahon comes out and insults Brie to her face saying she gave up being a Diva for Daniel Bryan, now she's just another face in the crowd. Brie calls Stephanie a "bitch" and Stephanie retaliates by slapping Brie and having Brie escorted from the building. The match starts and Fox pins Nikki with a scissor kick. After the match Stephanie McMahon makes fun of Nikki and says she will be just like her sister eventually and quit.

- Bo Dallas vs. Damien Sandow: Sandow dressed up like LeBron James and messed with the Miami crowd. Dallas hits the "Bo-Dog" for the pinfall.

- The Wyatt Family arrive and welcome everyone to Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel, Jericho is unable to make it however. The Wyatts play a video on the titantron showing them attacking Jericho in the locker room. Bray gives Jericho a "Sister Abigail" right into a locker and tells Jericho that sooner or later they all fall down. Back in the ring Bray cuts a promo. Bray says that Jericho isn't here for them, but he is, he has been here for everyone since day one. Bray says Jericho won the battle but not the war, they've brought giants to their knees, claims to be the Eater of Worlds and that Bray Wyatt is forever. It cuts backstage where we see Jericho being checked on.

- The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler: Miz goes for the "Skull Crushing Finale" but Ziggler blocks it. Ziggler attempts a superkick but Miz shields his face and turns around. Ziggler hits the "Zig Zag" and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage Triple H tells Seth Rollins he doesn't have to face Cena at SummerSlam because he has the Money in the Bank contract. Cesaro appears and says that he is not a Paul Heyman guy anymore, he wants to be a Triple H guy and asks to face Cena. Triple H tells Cesaro he can face Dean Ambrose tonight.

- A.J. Lee and Paige vs Emma and Natalya: A.J. hits the "Shining Wizard" on Nattie then followed it with the "Black Window" submission. Nattie taps out. After the match A.J. and Paige celebrate their victory. Paige suddenly turns on A.J. and attacks her from behind. Paige tosses A.J. to the mat, to the floor, against the barricade, and then over the announcers table. Paige yells "this is my house", then mocks A.J. by skipping away.

- Zack Ryder (w/Summer Rae and Layla) vs Fandango: Ryder hits the "Rough Ryder" and covers, but Fandango gets a foot on the rope. Layla knocks Fandango's foot off the rope allowing Ryder to get the pinfall.

- Backstage Flo Rida and Heath Slater have an altercation. Slater shoves Flo Rida, Flo Rida shoves Slater back and makes Slater hit the floor. Flo Rida performs for the crowd next.

- Stephanie McMahon is confronted by two police officers and they arrest her for assaulting Brie Bella because Brie Bella is technically a fan. Brie Bella appears and has a shouting match with Stephanie. Stephanie says that she is going to pay for this. Triple H appears and tries to talk the officers out of taking her away, but it doesn't work as they put her in the back seat and drive off.

- Ryback and Curtis Axel vs Big E and Kofi Kingston: Kofi connects with the SOS on Ryback but Axel breaks up the pinfall. Kofi hits a cross body from the top rope on Ryback but Ryback rolls through and scores the pinfall on Kofi. After the match Xavier Woods gets in the ring and tells Big E and Kofi that their time is now and from now on they're just going to take what they want.

- Rusev vs The Great Khali: Rusev connects with the super kick then locks in "The Accolade" and makes Khali tap out.

- Goldust and Stardust with a weird promo about a cosmic key.

- Cesaro vs Dean Ambrose: Ambrose goes into lunatic mode and throws Cesaro into the ring post over and over. Ambrose grabs a steel chair and slams it on Cesaro's arm forcing a DQ.

- Triple H is backstage and he's heading to the ring to announce Cena's opponent at SummerSlam

- Triple H comes to the ring and he announces that Cena's opponent at SummerSlam is Randy Orton. Orton makes his way to the ring, but is suddenly jumped by Roman Reigns. Orton and Reigns fight all the way backstage as Paul Heyman appears. Heyman says it appears that "Plan A" and "Plan B" may not happen anytime soon so he introduces "Plan C"........BROCK LESNAR! Triple H shakes Heyman and Lesnar's hand and it's official John Cena vs Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Heyman talks up Lesnar conquering The Undertaker's streak and why Lesnar is a beast. Paul Heyman says that Lesnar will conquer and destroy Cena at SummerSlam and strip Cena of his dignity as he takes his title. Lesnar poses as RAW comes to a close.

And that wraps of this edition of the RAW recap. Until next time, tap or snap

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