Location: Cajundome, LA
Date: April 11, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
John Cena’s music hits and he runs to the ring to kick things off this week. He grabs a mic. He says it sounds like you’re tired. It’s been a busy week starting with WrestleMania 30. It started with Hogan, Stone Cold, and The Rock having an iconic moment. Kofi was a wildcat, and Cesaro won the battle royal. Bray Wyatt… You can’t see me. And sadly, The Undertaker was defeated.
The Game got played, and we have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champ! That was just WrestleMania. We believed in The Shield, got some bad news, found out Lesnar is the one, and Cesaro is a Paul Heyman guy. And his theme song got rewritten. Cena was taught to bo-lieve in himself. He mentions Adam Rose and Alexander Rusev. And Paige…. she turned the page in the divas division. I am the measuring stick. I am John Cena. Any if anyone wants their feet planted on the top of the mountain, they are going to have to go through me.
The Wyatt Family appear on the Tron. Harper talks first, and Bray follows. When he looks inside himself, he sees the good, the bad, and the miracles. He is free. It must have been frightening, you were right there. Wyatt says he has to go to new extremes to see the monster. He’s got the whole world in his… hands.
Cole and JBL talk about Lesnar ending The Streak while news articles are shown.
Big Show makes his way to the ring. Paul Heyman steps out on the stage. He stands before us as the advocate for the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Cesaro enters with no music. Heyman joins commentary.
Big Show vs. Cesaro
Lock up, Cesaro pushes Show off. Big Show shoves Cesaro. Cesaro is taken back down; he rolls out of the ring. Show picks him up by the head and slaps him on the apron. Cesaro tries to suplex Big Show back in the ring from the apron. Big Show sends Cesaro over him onto the outside. Back in the ring, Show covers Cesaro. Cesaro rolls out, avoiding the KO punch. Heyman tells Cesaro to take his air.
After the break, Big Show slaps Cesaro in the corner. Cesaro kicks Show and hops on his back as they stand in the middle of the ring. Sleeperhold continues to be locked in. Show throws him off into the corner. Cesaro hops back on him Show throws him off, followed by clotheslines and a big shoulderblock. He attempts the Choke Slam, but Cesaro jumps back on to put in the Sleeperhold. Show slams him while still on his back. Show goes up top, Cesaro dodges the elbow drop. He grabs his legs for the Swing when Swagger runs in and locks in the Patriot Lock.
Winner: Cesaro – by DQ (10:05)
Big Show throws Swagger out, but Cesaro hits Show with an uppercut. Cesaro hits the Neutralizer on Big Show.
A Bo Dallas vignette airs.
Los Matadores enter the ring as they come back from commercial. Ryback and Axel are in the ring.
Los Matadores vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel
Ryback and Diego lock up. Ryback is slapped several times. Diego hits a dropkick. Ryback catches Diego and slams him. Axel is tagged in, Diego slaps him. Axel hits Diego with a big knee. Ryback and Axel double-team in the corner, two. Headlock put in on Diego. Diego gets out and kicks Ryback. Axel and Fernando come in. Fernando takes Axel down, hurricanrana follows. Fernando taken to the opposite corner, elbow to Axel. Diego jumps from the top. Cover, Ryback breaks it. El Torito is caught by Ryback. Fernando runs out onto Ryback. Axel hits Diego with the neckbreaker for the win.
Winners: Ryback and Axel – by pinfall (4:55)
RVD is interviewed by Renee Young backstage. He says the face of the company now has a beard, but everyone’s missed his face.
Damien Sandow is in the ring. RVD makes his way to the ring.
Damien Sandow vs. Rob Van Dam
Lock up, Sandow is rolled up. RVD takes Sandow down, tries for a move, but Sandow rolls him up. Big kick in the corner from RVD. Rolling Thunder connects. RVD does a moonsault out of the ring onto nothing as Sandow moved. Sandow pins him in the ring for a tow. Sandow hits a few knee drops, cover. Sandow throws RVD down; knee drop and Elbow of Disdain connect for another pin. Sandow pins Van Dam again, kickout. RVD kicks Sandow and rolls him up. Another kick to the face. He goes up top, but Sandow stops him. They punch each other, Sandow is pushed. RVD connects with the Five-Star Frog Splash for the win.
Winner: RVD – by pinfall (4:22)
Hulk Hogan makes his way to the ring with a big pop. Well let me tell you something, brother! As the host of WrestleMania, he was there first-hand. When Daniel Bryan won the world title, he turned it into YES-tleMania. As he held those titles up, he got chills going through his body. Daniel Bryan comes out with the WWE and World Heavyweight titles as a big YES chants breaks out. Well let me tell you something, Hulkster! This has, by far, been the greatest week of Bryan’s life. He’s back on SmackDown, he’s getting married soon, and he main-evented Mania to win the WWE Championship.
Now, he’s in the ring with the Immortal, Hulk Hogan. Bryan is an ordinary guy. The biggest superstar… was you. Bryan said he took his vitamins every day to get those 24 inch pythons. He’s been a Hulkamaniac for as long as he can remember. There is one thing he’s always wanted to see live. Hogan’s music goes off. Hogan does his usual thing in the ring and Bryan tries it too. The segment ends with a YES chant.
This Monday’s Raw will be in memory of Ultimate Warrior.
Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring. Bad News Barrett enters with his cape on.
Kofi Kingston vs. Bad News Barrett
Barrett grabs a mic and starts to talk, Kofi runs up but Barrett punches him. Barrett sends Kofi into the corner. Kofi hits a dropkick out of the corner. Crossbody, two. Kofi dodges the Bullhammer and hits a clothesline followed by the Boom Drop. Barrett rolls out of the ring. Back in the ring, Barrett is kicked. Barrett hits the Bullhammer as Kofi tries for the Trouble in Paradise.
Winner: Bad News Barrett – by pinfall (2:07)
Santino Marella vs. Fandango
Santino flips Fandango over, headlock in. Fandango slaps Santino as he does the power walk. Fandango covers Santino, two. Santino punches him a couple times, hip toss follows. Layla steals the cobra, and Fandango rolls Santino up for the win.
Winner: Fandango – by pinfall (1:27)
Cole and JBL talk about Paige beating AJ on Raw to win the Divas Championship. A video package airs highlighting Paige’s win on Raw.
Backstage, Kane tells Orton and Batista to put away their problems. Bryan, The Shield, and The Uso’s are all their problems. Orton and Batista start to argue over who challenges Bryan. Kane ends it by saying let’s go to work.
The Usos make their way to the ring, followed by Daniel Bryan. Kane, Batista, and Orton enter separately after the break.
Daniel Bryan and the WWE tag team champions the Usos vs. Randy Orton, Batista, and Kane
Batista and Uso start. Batista takes The Uso to the corner; Uso scored some offense with a slap and kick. Uso tagged in, kick to the face. Batista with a spinebuster, two. Orton stomps on Uso. Orton poses after the stomps. Orton tags out as they go to break.
After the break, Kane slaps Uso. Batista tagged in, stomp on Uso. Orton holds Uso in the corner while Batista worked on him. Orton back in, slings Uso into the ropes, two. Orton tosses Uso into the ropes, two. Waist lock in on Uso while down on the mat. Orton connects with a dropkick. Kane with a side slam, two. Orton comes in and pins Uso. Orton wraps around the Uso, Bryan tries to rev up the crowd. Uso gets power-slammed. Uso with a Samoan Slam. Uso kicks Kane in the head, hot tag to Bryan who drop kicks Kane. He takes out Batista as well. Big kicks to Kane, with Kane getting tossed out of the ring. Bryan flies out onto him. Orton and Batista take out Bryan, Uso’s fly out onto them. They brawl outside the ring, and the ref calls for the bell.
Winners: No contest (12:28)
Batista throws Uso into Orton for an RKO. Kane takes care of the announce table, Batista hits the other Uso with the Batista Bomb. The Shield attack Kane, Orton and Batista watch in the ring. They leave once The Shield gets in there. Bryan hits Kane with the running knee. The Shield hits him with the triple powerbomb. The show ends with Bryan and The Shield in the ring and the fans chanting that powerful word… YES!