Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 8.26.14: WWE Raw
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast has arrived with your RAW recap for the week.
- RAW kicked off live from Anaheim, California with Hall of Famers, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels seated in the ring. The trio review John Cena's rematch with Brock Lesnar coming up at Night of Champions. Michaels and Flair say Cena has no chance of winning against Brock. Hogan says Cena has plenty in the tank to go again. Flair doesn't want to see Cena face Brock again. They all agree they like Cena but Michaels says that doesn't mean he has a chance. Hogan says Cena will find a way to win. John Cena's music hits and out returns the ex-champ. Cena says he took an ass- whooping at SummerSlam, that changes a man, but he wants Brock at Night of Champions in the biggest rematch of his life. Cena says he's beating Brock's ass and leaving the new champion.
- Rusev vs Jack Swagger: Swagger with the "Patriot Lock" but Rusev escapes the ring. Rusev blocks the "Swagger Bomb" but Swagger reverses the block into the "Patriot Lock" again. Rusev escapes to the floor where he gains offense on Swagger. Rusev goes for "The Accolade" but Swagger reverses into the "Patriot Lock" again. Rusev escapes a third time then begins to light up Swagger with kicks, punches and stomps to Swagger's gut. The referee stops the match as Swagger can't continue from the beating on his chest and rib area.
- Backstage Segment: Jack Swagger is getting checked on by the WWE trainers. Bo Dallas shows up and tells Swagger to just "Bo-Lieve"
- "#1 Contender's Match for the United States Championship": Cesaro vs Rob Van Dam: U.S. Champ, Sheamus, is at ringside for this match. Cesaro scores "The Neutralizer" and the pinfall in this back and forth match. After the match Cesaro grabs Sheamus' title, throws it in his face, then leaves before Sheamus can retaliate.
- Nattie Neidhart vs Paige: Nattie with the "sharpshooter" but Paige escapes by grabbing the ring apron curtain. Paige goes for the "PTO", Nattie escapes and goes for another "sharpshooter". Paige escapes and hits the "Paige-Turner" for the pinfall. After the match A.J. Lee comes out and distracts Paige. Paige receives a lariat from Nattie. A.J. helps Paige up, says she loves her, hugs her and kisses Paige's hand. A.J. skips around Paige as Paige is left confused.
- The Dean Ambrose Eulogy: Corporate Kane and Seth Rollins are in the ring at a podium with a portrait of Dean Ambrose beside them. Rollins says he was the leader of The Shield, last week he proved The Authority always prevails when he took out Ambrose. Rollins wonders what went through Ambrose's mind when he stomped the cinder block on his head. Rollins says Ambrose's career can be summed up with two words....what if? Rollins says he created The Shield now he just destroyed it. Roman Reigns' music hits and out comes Reigns through the crowd. Reigns sends Kane into the ring steps. Reigns and Rollins brawl in the ring. Reigns hits Rollins with the podium then drops Rollins with a clothesline. Reigns goes for the "Superman Punch" but Kane pulls Rollins out of the ring with the save.
- Backstage Segment: Goldust and Stardust cut a promo. Tonight they claim the stars will align and they will leave the new WWE World Tag Team Champions.
- "WWE World Tag Team Championship Match": The Usos (c) vs. Goldust and Stardust: Jey suicide dives over the ropes onto Stardust. Jey's knee gives out when he stands up. Jey and Stardust trade punches. Stardust slides into the ring and beats the ten count as Jey gets counted out. After the match Goldust demands a rematch now and then the Rhodes Brothers attack The Usos. Goldust and Stardust leave The Usos laid out.
- Backstage Segment: Seth Rollins and Kane are in the back. Rollins says something has to be done about Roman Reigns. Rollins says Reigns will suffer the same fate as Ambrose. Kane announces a handicap match with Kane and Rollins vs Reigns later.
- Video Interview: A video filmed earlier today showing an interview with Brock Lesnar. Lesnar says winning the World Title was a great accomplishment, Cena should have laid down and not taking the beating he did and the only reason Cena survived was because Lesnar showed pity for him. Triple H appears and announces Cena wants a rematch at Night of Champions. Paul Heyman says Cena is out of his mind. Lesnar says that at Night of Champions it'll be Cena's last night in this universe.
- Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz: Miz comes down with Damien Sandow and says that Sandow is his stunt double tonight and he's not wrestling. Ziggler hits the "Zig Zag" on Sandow for the pinfall.
- In Ring Segment: Jerry Lawler is in the ring with Brie and Nikki Bella. Brie apologizes to Nikki for everything that she's ever done to upset Nikki. Nikki calls Brie's apology crap. Nikki says all Brie ever cared about was herself, was always holding her back and wants nothing to do with Brie or the rest of the Bella family anymore. Nikki calls Brie a sad excuse for a sister and wishes she'd died in their mothers womb. Nikki throws Brie down and slams her head into the mat. Nikki slaps Lawler then rains punches down on Brie until Lawler and WWE officials pull Nikki off of Brie. Nikki leaves as Brie is left crying in the ring.
- "Handicap Match": Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Kane: Reigns goes for the "Superman Punch" but gets grabbed by the throat by Kane. Reigns escapes and spears Kane. Reigns covers for the pin but Rollins hits Reigns with the briefcase, causing a DQ. After the match Kane and Rollins set Reigns up for a cinder block blow to the head. Reigns escapes with punches, a "superman punch" to Rollins then tosses Kane into the time keeper area. Reigns tosses a cinder block at Rollins but Rollins dodges it and runs. Reigns hits Kane with a "superman punch" as Rollins watches from the stage.
- Video Promo: The Wyatt Family appear on the screen. Bray says John Cena is a shell of a man that never existed, his shell is cracked, he's a wounded animal and things are much nicer on the other side.
- Los Matadores vs Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil: Slater goes for a clothesline but Diego counters into a crucifix for the pinfall.
- Kofi Kingston vs Bo Dallas: Kofi goes for a springboard in the corner but Bo pushes him away. Bo hits Kofi with the "Bo-Dog" for the pinfall. After the match Dallas grabs a mic and tells Kofi that he's not like Jack Swagger. Kofi let himself down, Swagger let his whole country down. Swagger hits the ring and lays Dallas out with an Olympic slam.
- John Cena vs Bray Wyatt: Cena sending a message to Brock Lesnar as he used the German suplex a few times in this match on Bray. Rowan and Harper hit the ring and attack Cena, causing the DQ. Big Show and Mark Henry hit the ring for the save. We have a six man brawl break out and an impromptu match signed.
- "Six Man Tag Match": John Cena, Big Show and Mark Henry vs The Wyatt Family: Cena hits a German Suplex on Harper. Cena locks in the STF on Harper and makes him tap out for the win. After the match Rowan attacks Cena but Cena lands "AA" on Rowan. Show and Henry throw Bray in the ring and Bray gets laid out with a Cena "AA". Cena hits Harper with "AA" and celebrates in the ring over the fallen Wyatt Family. RAW closes out with Cena telling Lesnar "I'm coming for you, you son of a bitch".
And that's your RAW recap for the week. Cena and Lesnar is a lock for Night of Champions. I'm predicting Cena wins back the WWE World Heavyweight Championship but gets his ass handed to him while doing it and then Seth Rollins cashes in money in the bank and walks out of Night of Champions the new champion.
Till next time, tap or snap.