This week’s WWE Monday Night Raw opens with a steel cage around the ring and then John Cena comes out to start the show. He is staring straight ahead and walks with a purpose. Cena is a sad puppy and is asking the fans why they are turning on him, why they voted for him to fight in a handicap match. He pulls out the Harvey Dent line about dying a hero or living to become a villain. He said obviously things have changed but he has never turned on the fans.
He even said that he will have to leave wrestling sometimes and the fans cheered. He said that there is no problem with that because there are guys like Cesaro, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville who will continue to make the WWE great in the future. His point here is that the fans shouldn’t follow Bray Wyatt because he is dangerous. He said that if he doesn’t beat Bray Wyatt, then it will be Bray Wyatt vs. The World and the world will lose.
The lights go out and a child starts singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and then an entire children’s choir is on the stage singing the song as John Cena stares in shock. The lights go out again and this time Bray Wyatt is singing as he comes out to the ring. The children then follow, singing with Bray Wyatt. He then gets them singing “He’s got the whose C-nation in his hands.” Bray blows out his lantern and when the lights come back on all the children are wearing the goat masks.
Bray Wyatt then starts to laugh with one of this children sitting on his lap. Wow. That was very creative.
The WWE tag team championship is next as The Usos defend their titles against Rybaxel. Jey Uso hurt his ankle when he went over the top rope and was left wrestling hurt. Jey still hung in there and The Usos picked up the win when Jey hit a blind tag to Jimmy, who got the pin fall win.
Adam Rose debuts next week on WWE Monday Night Raw.
Backstage, Paul Heyman is talking to Cesaro and complaining about Rob Van Dam and what he said about him last week. Heyman said that what RVD said about him was true but he takes his clients to the top. That is all that Cesaro said that he needed to hear.
Sheamus is out next but Titus O’Neill attacked him from behind on the stage. He then just pummels Sheamus all the way to the ring. Sheamus said he wanted to fight anyway, so the bell rang and O’Neill attacked him more. The referee pulled off O’Neill, which allowed Sheamus to hit a cheap Brogue kick for the one-move win.
Dolph Ziggler is in the ring. He showed highlights from X-Men: Days of Future Past and then called out Hugh Jackman. Last time these guys were in the ring together, Jackman knocked out Ziggler so Zack Ryder to beat him. Ziggler shows this video to Jackman. Ziggler said there is no one who would be better to get knocked out by. The shake hands and make up and then Damien Sandow comes out dressed as Magneto (poorly). He called Hugh “Wolverine” and Hugh can’t stop laughing. The fans chant “knock him out” and Sandow yells “don’t tell me what to do.”
Sandow then tried to use the power of magnetism to get Jackman’s mic, and after Jackman faked that it was working, he hit a hiptoss onto Sandow and then Ziggler hit the Zig Zag. That was actually kind of funny but went too long and ended up stupid by the end.
Zeb Colter heads to the ring with Jack Swagger. Then Paul Heyman comes out. The fans booed him and Heyman asked why. He said he was a funny guy. “Knock Knock.” “Who’s There?” “Mike.” “Mike Who?” “My Client Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s streak.” He then said he would never mention the streak again and introduced Cesaro. Zeb Colter tired to trip Cesaro to help Swagger, which caused Heyman to head over and grab Zeb from behind, pulling his mustache. This distracted Swagger long enough for Cesaro to sneak in a belly to back for the win.
Cody Rhodes takes on Alberto Del Rio in the first match. Goldust is in Cody’s corner, and Del Rio attacks early when Cody is trying to slap hands with his brother before the match. Del Rio won the match when he locked Cody in the Cross Arm Breaker. Cody again shoved Goldust away when his brother tried to talk to him after the match.
“The Ravishing Russian” Lana is out next to introduce Alexander Rusev. The opponent tonight is against Xavier Woods. At Extreme Rules, Rusev takes on Woods and R-Truth in a handicap match. The match was a squash and he was about to put Xavier in the Accolade but R-Truth ran in and attacked him, giving Rusev the DQ win.
Rob Van Dam was backstage doing an interview about his match tonight against Bad News Barrett. Zeb Colter walked up and said that they have a common enemy in Paul Heyman and he asked RVD to join him to eliminate Heyman. RVD said he has a mind of his own and doesn’t need to join anyone, but thanks anyway.
Los Matadores took on 3MB in the next match. There will be a match between Torito and Hornswoggle in a “WeeLC Match” on the Extreme Rules pre-show. 3MB won the match – JBL: “Barry Horowitz musty be spinning in his grave and he’s not even dead.”
Stephanie McMahon is out next to “publically apologize” for Kane destroying Daniel Bryan last week. She asked Daniel Bryan to come out to the ring. Daniel Bryan (in a neck brace) and Brie Bella came out together. Brie was leading the YES chants for her husband. Bryan said he doesn’t believe anything Stephanie said. She said she deserves that and then said that she didn’t want Bryan to be champion.
Bryan started asking how Stephanie thinks his wife felt when they did what they did to him. Stephanie said she knows how hard it is to see your husband stretchered out, because she lived through it as well with Triple H and then issued her apology. Bryan said he thinks Stephanie is still full of crap. Stephanie asked Bryan to come to the ring to accept her apology face to face. He refused. So, Stephanie offered Brie Bella a chance to face Paige for the Divas title, which brought them to the ring.
Paige and Brie Bella fought a short time before Kane’s music hit. Daniel Bryan stood between the stage and the ring but then Kane came up from a hole in the ring. He grabbed Brie’s leg to drag her into the hole as Paige ran. Bryan ran in for the rescue, but couldn’t stop Kane. Finally Bryan was thrown from the ring and Kane went for Brie Bella again but Bryan ran in and smashed Kane with a wrench in the head. As Bryan was tending to Brie, Kane did the Undertaker sit up. Bryan got Brie out of the ring but Kane took him down. Brie stupidly came back in which helped Kane get his hands on her again to drag her back to the hole but she kicked him and escaped on her own this time.
Backstage, Daniel Bryan is getting worked on by the doctors while Brie Bella is still shaking. Stephanie McMahon comes in almost in tears to apologize again. She asks the doctor if Bryan will be able to compete and Bryan said he will compete and Stephanie will regret bringing his wife into this. Stephanie apologizes again and Brie tells her to get out and calls her a bitch.
John Cena is interviewed backstage and said that he realizes that the crowd has not turned on him. He said the Cena Rules / Cena Sucks is just all for fun. He then said he has special plans for Bray Wyatt for Extreme Rules.
The finals to the number one contender for the Intercontinental tournament are next as Bad News Barrett takes on Rob Van Dam. Barrett cut his Bad News promo before the match and referred to himself as “BNB” using the Van Dam’s thumbs. The two fought a good match that ended with Cesaro ran down, but was cut off by Jack Swagger. Van Dam went up for a frog splash, but Cesaro distracted him long enough for Barrett to raise his knees. Bad News hit the Bull Hammer and got the win. After the match, Cesaro attacked RVD. Swagger attacked Cesaro from behind and took him down. He then went after RVD, but RVD fought him off and then hit a frog splash on Cesaro for fun.
Evolution comes to the ring next as Randy Orton will face Roman Reigns. Triple H said he brought them into the world and they will take them out of it. The Shield comes out and the match is about to begin with Ric Flair’s music starts and the Nature Boy comes out. Flair shook hands with Randy Orton and hugged both Triple H and Batista. He said he is proud to be in the ring with dominance. He said he sees power, style and grace but he is talking about The Shield. He shakes hands with Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose and leaves the ring. He then looked at Triple H and walked off. I don’t want to make accusations, but Flair acted really drunk, which is a bad sign if he is because that could finally sever his relationship with WWE.
The match was a short one, and when Triple H tried to interfere, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins attacked Triple H and Batista, but they were taken down. When Reigns saw what was going on, he hit his Superman punch on Orton and attacked Triple H and Batista. They got the advantage and beat the hell out of The Shield. However, when they set up Reigns for the Pedigree, Seth Rollins flew from out of nowhere and hit the knee. The Shield roared back and tossed Orton and Batista before Reigns hit the spear on Triple H. They were going for the triple powerbomb on Triple H but Batista and Orton ran in with chairs. The Shield got the chairs and cleared the ring to stand tall.by