Location: Little Rock, AR
Date: March 14, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
We start off with a look back at Daniel Bryan standing up to authority on Raw.
We are in Little Rock, Arkansas and your announcers are Michael ‘Is today the Rock’s favorite day of the year’ Cole and John ‘Clinton Country’ Layfield.
Triple H makes his way to the ring. Michael Cole mentions that Hunter did not appear for his weekly WWE.com interview but he will address the people tonight.
Hunter says that the Yes chants must feel good because he thinks the people had the greatest night of their lives on Monday. He says that Daniel Bryan had the greatest moment in his career on Monday. He tells everyone that their moment in the sun has caused Daniel Bryan not to be here tonight. Hunter says that he will deal with Daniel on Raw and he will end this at Wrestlemania.
Hunter says that he is happy that everyone had their moment. He is sure that judging by the sound and look of it, if everyone was in Memphis, they would have loved to have jumped in the ring and participate. Hunter says that he is happy that everyone had their fifteen minutes of happiness. All of your happy tomorrows will lead to the end of the Yes Movement.
Hunter says the Yes Movement could have continued to grow, like it did since SummerSlam when Hunter says he started protecting Daniel Bryan. He protected Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam for everyone. If Daniel Bryan succeeded, he would have been dumped into the deep end where the sharks in the industry would have devoured him.
Hunter wanted to give everyone a dream and to have hope. Hope for all of you and your pathetic lives.
The crowd chants for Daniel and Hunter says that he has been has protecting your hope and your dream by protecting Daniel Bryan. Daniel is like all of you. You hope the underdog will succeed. Daniel is just not good enough to succeed.
At Wrestlemania, he now crushes your hope and your dream. At Wrestlemania, he will put an end to the Yes Movement. He will put an end to Daniel Bryan. There will be no Triple Threat. There will be no pot of gold. There will be no fairy tale. There will be no happily ever after. He puts an end to your dreams and he buries Daniel Bryan.
Hunter brings out the first competitor tonight, a man who was part of the Occupy Raw movement on Monday. Hunter brings out Damien Sandow.
Hunter tells Damien to refrain from his verbose justification. He says that the boss told the talent to do his job. The talent refuses to do the job. It does not take a MENSA member to figure out that there could be some serious repercussions for that talent. Unless that talent can look in the boss’ eye and say that he is sorry and it will never happen again.
Sandow says that he apologizes and that it will never happen again.
Hunter tells Damien that Vickie told him that Damien will be competing tonight in the opening match but he was not told who his opponent would be. He wishes Damien luck.
Match Number One: Damien Sandow versus Seth Rollins (with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose)
Rollins with a snap mare and kick to the wrist as the match is joined in progress. Rollins with punches. Sandow with an elbow and then he sends Rollins to the apron. Sandow with a kick to the knee and Rollins goes to the floor but Ambrose and Reigns prevent anything else from happening to Rollins. Rollins returns to the ring and Sandow with punches and kicks.
Sandow punches and kicks Rollins in the corner. Sandow pulls Rollins up from the corner but Rollins lands on his feet and Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner followed by a single leg drop kick. Rollins goes to the apron for a springboard move but Sandow goes to the floor.
Reigns and Ambrose corner Sandow and that allows Rollins to hit a suicide dive onto Sandow. Rollins sends Sandow back into the ring and Rollins hits Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match, Ambrose refuses to do the Shield fist thing, but it is not due to issues, it is because Ambrose brings Sandow back into the ring and they work over Sandow again before they set him up for the Cerberus Bomb.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Hulk Hogan’s announcement from Monday about the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Fandango appears in the Goldman Box and he says the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal needs grace and class. The winner will dance victorious and his name is Fandango.
Match Number Two: WWE Intercontinental champion Big E versus Fandango (with Summer Rae) in a non-title match
Fandango with a knee and punch followed by a European uppercut. Fandango with an uppercut to the back followed by a knee to the head. Fandango with a knee drop and then he connects with a forearm across the chest. Big E with clotheslines and then he avoids a clothesline from Fandango and he hits a belly-to-belly suplex.
Fandango with the Ultimate Warrior Splash but Fandango with a kick to the knee. Fandango tries for a tornado DDT but Big E pushes him away. Big E with a body block and the straps come down and Big E with the Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E
We take a look at the Undertaker’s appearance on Raw and Paul Heyman’s comments to him.
The Barrett Monolith rises from the side of the stage and he demands decorum. The Undertaker is 21-0 at Wrestlemania. We can agree that is an incredible achievement, but he has some bad news. The streak is going to come to an end at Wrestlemania XXX. Your children will be up all night in tears and you will not get any sleep. You will go to work tired, and you will fall asleep in a meeting and then you will get fired.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened with John Cena, Hulk Hogan, and the Wyatt Family.
Match Number Three: Bray Wyatt (with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) versus Kofi Kingston
They lock up and Wyatt pushes Kofi into the corner but he misses a splash into the corner and Kofi with a punch and Bray laughs. Kofi with kicks but Bray sends Kofi to the mat and he misses a boot to Kofi. Kofi with a back heel kick and Wyatt goes to the floor.
Kofi with a kick but Wyatt with an uppercut and then he sends Kofi to the mat. Wyatt with an uppercut. Wyatt with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick. Kofi with a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Kofi tries for a monkey flip but Wyatt puts Kofi on the top rope and then he pushes him to the floor.
Wyatt goes to the floor. Wyatt sends Kofi back into the ring and he hits a back senton. Kofi with a jawbreaker and a drop kick. Kofi with a forearm into the corner. Wyatt with an Irish whip and he charges into a boot. Wyatt with a uranage and then he hits a splash into the corner. Wyatt with Sister Abigail for the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
The Shield are in Kane’s office and Kane says that he hates to say he told them so but he wants to congratulate Roman and Seth on their victory on Monday and Dean’s victory on Main Event.
Dean thanks Kane and he asks Kane if he should be focusing on his match against the Big Show tonight. The guy who knocked him out last week.
Kane tells Dean that he has a lot to learn about in this business. He will destroy the Big Show and he orders them to be at ringside for the match. He might leave some scraps for the Shield.
Seth says that he knows why Kane wants them out there. It is to protect them because Show might knock him out again.
Reigns says that they don’t take order from Kane, but they are looking forward to seeing how they take care of things.
Seth says that when push comes to shove, the Shield always does what is best for business.
Match Number Four: Jack Swagger and Cesaro (with Zeb Colter) versus Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Goldust and Swagger start off and Swagger with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Goldust with a hip toss and kick followed by an uppercut. Cody tags in and Goldust with a drop toe hold followed by a knee drop from Rhodes. Rhodes with a wrist lock but Swagger runs Cody into the corner and he connects with a shoulder before tagging in Cesaro.
Cesaro with a European uppercut and then he tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Cody lands on his feet. Cody with a clothesline followed by a drop down uppercut. Cody with a springboard drop kick to Swagger on the apron and then he sends Cesaro to the floor with a back body drop. Cesaro catches Cody on a pescado and Cesaro slams Cody on the apron.
Cesaro with a slingshot double stomp on Rhodes. Cesaro sends Cody into the turnbuckles and he tags in Swagger. Swagger with knees to the midsection. Cesaro with a shot to the back from the apron. Cesaro tags back in and they hit a double back elbow and Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.
Cody with punches but Cesaro with a European uppercut. Swagger tags in and he punches Swagger and Cesaro but Swagger with a bear hug on Cody to stop his momentum. Cody boxes the ears to get out of the hold and then he punches Swagger but Swagger with a clothesline for a near fall.
Cesaro tags in and they kick Cody. Swagger tags in and Cesaro kicks Cody. Swagger with more kicks. Cody with punches to Swagger but Swagger punches back.
Cesaro tags in and Cody with a kick to Cesaro and he sends Swagger over the top rope to the floor. Cesaro catches Cody when he tries to leap into the corner to make the tag and Cesaro with a Giant Swing. Cesaro says something to Goldust before tagging in Swagger. Swagger tries for the double jump Swagger bomb but Cody gets his feet up.
Cody tries for a sunset flip and Cesaro makes the tag before Swagger goes over. Cesaro with kicks to Cody. Cesaro stops to ‘We the People’. Cesaro with a front face lock and Swagger tags himself in and Cesaro wants to know what he is doing. Swagger with a suplex to Cody and Cesaro tags himself in and he tells Swagger to get out of the ring.
Cesaro with a delayed vertical suplex and then Swagger tags back in. Swagger and Cesaro argue and Cody crawls across the ring. Swagger knocks Goldust off the apron but Cody with a flapjack. Cody gets to the corner but Goldust is still on the floor. Cody with a backslide for the three count.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
After the match, Cesaro sends Goldust into the ringside barrier while Swagger takes Cody down with a belly-to-belly slam. Swagger and Cesaro send Cody into the ring post shoulder first and then they do it a second time.
The Usos make their way to the ring and Cesaro and Swagger get out of the ring.
Michael and John talk about potential problems with the Real Americans.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Tamina Snuka versus Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella)
Nikki with a side head lock. Nikki with a kick but it misses Tamina. Nikki with a drop toe hold that sends Tamina into the ropes. Tamina with a forearm and she sends Nikki to the mat. Nikki gets a near fall. Tamina with a drop kick that knocks Nikki off the apron. Tamina goes to the floor and she throws her vest at Nikki.
Tamina runs Nikki into the apron. Tamina with a spinning Samoan Drop. Tamina goes up top for the Superfly splash but Nikki moves. Nikki with an elbow and clothesline. Nikki with a drop kick and back body drop. Nikki with a facebuster for a near fall. Tamina with an elbow followed by a super kick. Tamina gets a near fall.
AJ tries to interfere but Brie with a clothesline off the apron. Tamina sends Brie into the ringside barrier. She returns to the ring and Tamina misses a super kick. Nikki with Shock Treatment for the three count.
Winner: Nikki Bella
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio was in the Goldman Box talking about how he was won them all. He will have his Wrestlemania moment when he wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Match Number Six: Dolph Ziggler versus Alberto Del Rio
They lock up and Del Rio with a side head lock and Del Rio holds on when Ziggler tries to Irish whip him. Del Rio with kicks to Ziggler. Ziggler holds on to the ropes and then he back drops Del Rio to the apron. Ziggler drop kicks Del Rio off the apron to the floor. Ziggler sends Del Rio into the apron and then back into the ring.
Ziggler with a series of elbow drops, ending with the hesitation leaping elbow drop. Ziggler gets a near fall. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Ziggler gets his knees up and Del Rio puts Ziggler in the ropes and Del Rio with a double stomp as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a cross body and he punches Del Rio. Ziggler leaps into the corner and he punches Del Rio. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio waits for Ziggler to get up and Del Rio tries for a super kick but Ziggler moves. Ziggler with a DDT for a near fall.
Del Rio with an arm breaker and then he hits a super kick for a near fall. Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker but Ziggler avoids it. Del Rio misses an enzuigiri in the corner and he gets a near fall with a Fameasser. Ziggler goes up top but Del Rio punches Ziggler in the midsection and Ziggler falls on the turnbuckles. Del Rio with an inverted superplex for a near fall.
Del Rio sets for the cross arm breaker but Ziggler avoids it and he hits the Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Renee Young interviews Dolph Ziggler about his two victories over Alberto Del Rio. She asks him if he has hit his stride. Dolph says that he is excited because we are a few weeks away from the biggest Wrestlemania of all time. Dolph says that he is the man who officially puts his name in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. He has stolen the show on Raw, Smackdown, and pay per views before, but this is Wrestlemania. Dolph says that he makes his own destiny. When he wins at Wrestlemania XXX, he will finally have his Wrestlemania moment.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the video announcing the newest Hall of Fame Inductee: Carlos Colon.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Kane versus Big Show
The match starts and Kane’s back up are not at ringside.
They lock up and Kane with a side head lock. Show with a shoulder tackle and the Shield make their way to ringside.
Kane with an uppercut and punches. Kane with forearms but Show punches back. Show with a head butt and Kane goes down. Show with more punches and the Shhhhh chop. Kane rolls to the floor and the Shield stand there. Show pulls Kane up to the apron but Kane drops Show on the top rope.
Kane clips Show and then he kicks Show. Kane gets a near fall. Kane kicks Show and then he drops an elbow to the knee to start working on the leg. Show uses his other leg to get out of the hold. Kane with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Kane sets for a choke slam but Show does the same. Show with an elbow and Kane with a kick. Show with two clotheslines.
Show with an Irish whip followed by a butt splash in the corner and then he hits a flying shoulder tackle and goes to the floor. Show sees the Shield outside the ring, but they do not move.
Show goes up top but Kane hits a choke slam and gets a near fall. Kane tells Rollins to get involved but Rollins does not initially go on the apron. He gets up there along with Reigns and Ambrose but they stay on the apron. Kane says that he told Rollins to get him so go get him. Rollins signals to Dean and Roman and they go to the floor.
Kane yells at the Shield and then he turns around and Show with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, The Shield stand outside the ring and then leave through the crowd, but Kane grabs Rollins. Kane tries for a choke slam on Rollins but Reigns hits him with a spear.
We go to credits.