Raw live from Memphis, Tennessee kicked off with the Immortal Hulk Hogan being introduced to the crowd.
Hulk referred to the crowd as “Memph-Hulkamaniacs” before telling them how good his last two weeks have been, plugging the new Network and talks about his match with Andre The Giant at Wrestlemania 3.
He then announced that there would be a 30-man over the top rope Andre the Giant memorial battle royale at Wrestlemania 30 before showing the crowd a video of the trophy the winner would receive.
John Cena interrupted and applauded the Immortal One before heading to the ring and shaking his hand.
The former champ then told Hogan it was good have him home and he’s happy he’s back where he belongs. He then talked about watching Hogan at Wrestlemania 3 and how he knew Hulkamania would live forever.
Cena then announced that he was going to be the first name in the hat for the Battle Royal before The Wyatt family’s music hit.
Bray sat down on his chair and talked about Pride being a sin, and that Cena and Hogan were liars. He then told them that hope is dead and John Cena’s legacy will be as well. He finished telling Cena “If he looked up at him he would see a friend, if he looked down on him he would see an enemy but if he looked him square in the eye, he would see a god.”
Cena was unfazed and told him he didn’t see a god when he looked at him he saw a homeless guy. He then told Hogan he couldn’t make the battle royale because he wanted Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania 30.
The reapers then descended on the ring but Hogan and Cena stood their ground.
Eric Rowan v John Cena
Raw returned with Cena and Rowan going at it with Hulk Hogan still at ringside. Rowan had the upperhand and gained an early near fall. Cena tried to gain some momentum but Rowan powered through and hit the backbreaker.
Rowan then caught Cena in mid-air and threw him before another near fall. Cena moved out of the corner to avoid Rowan but he caught him again in a bear hug. Rowan looked like he was going for another powerful move but Cena fought out and got the roll up pin.
After the match Rowan and Harper were sent to the ring but Hogan and Cena stood their ground and Bray called them off and walked away. Cena and Hogan then posed for the fans.
Raw returned with The Authority making their way out, Stephanie said Daniel Bryan attacked Triple H and got what he deserved when he was pedigreed in the middle of the ring and whilst it was grounds for immediate dismissal they will offer and apology to Daniel Bryan as long as Bryan apologised back. She also said that Triple H was above Daniel Bryan and would never step in the ring with him.
The New Age Outlaws then came out to join commentary for the following match.
The Usos v Rybaxel
Before the match Ryback was backstage where he said he would be a part of the battle royale at Wrestlemania.
Ryback started the match up with Jimmy before a quick tag out to Curtis who was introduced to the match up with a hard slap to the face.
Axel used his strength as an advantage over Jimmy but he fought out and got the tag to Jey who quickened the pace and hit the Samoan drop.
Jey then went for Rikishi’s stink face move before Ryback got involved and gained a superkick to the face for his troubles before another super kick to Axel.
The flying tag was made as Jey flew to the outside and Jimmy hit the splash for the win.
After the match The Usos showed off with their titles in front of The New Age Outlaws.
BACKSTAGE: The Shield were with Kane who told then they lost to The Wyatts again because of Seth. Kane then said he wanted to see if the Shield was still invaluable or if they were disposable, so they would face the Rhodes brothers tonight.
Seth then asked if it was because he was pinned by Daniel Bryan again and Kane didn’t look to happy. Dean said they would exercise that demon he was talking about before Roman told him that they would destroy any other “demon” that got in their way.
Raw returned with The Undertaker making his way to the ring before he was interrupted by Paul Heyman, who told him that he respected him and the streak and he put his 21-0 streak into perspective when he told him that he had done better than Hogan, Cena, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and Triple H but then told him that because he respects the streak he doesn’t want him to step in the ring with Brock Lesnar, because Lesnar will end it.
The Deadman then told him to tell Lesnar that “the fear of death is much worse than the death itself but the fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all” before telling him that if Lesnar shows up at New Orleans he will Rest in Peace.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust v Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
This match up was made earlier by Director of Operations Kane to see if The Shield were still an asset. Seth started the match up against Cody who made a quick tag out to Goldust.
Goldust hit the back body drop on Rollins for a near fall before Cody was tagged back in and Cody tried to throw Seth from the corner but Seth landed on his feet and planted Cody on the second turnbuckle.
Roman Reigns was then tagged in and hit Cody with a few head-butts, before tagging back out to Rollins who hit the snap mare take-down and a knee to the face for the near fall.
Roman then received the tag back in and went for the punch in the corner but Cody moved and got the tag to Goldust who quickened the pace of the match up hitting clothes line after clothesline to the powerhouse before a spinebuster for a two count.
Goldust then hit a crossbody off the top rope to take out both Seth and Roman before throwing Reigns to the outside and Seth followed after him and the brothers flew to the outside as well.
Raw returned with Roman hitting the suplex for the two count before Rollins got the tag in and began to wear down the veteran.
Seth then tagged Roman in to hit his Samoan leap for another near fall before throwing Goldust into the corner but he powered out and hit the powerslam to Reigns.
Seth made the tag but Goldust made it to Cody who quickened the pace and got the near fall off a roll up before Seth went for a slam but Cody landed on his feet and delivered the Disaster Kick to Reigns and a moonsault to Seth for a two count.
Cody then slammed Seth for another two count after Reigns broke it up but Goldust hit the drop kick before Roman hit the Spear on the veteran, Cody threw Roman outside and went for Cross Rhodes but Seth countered and hit blackout for the win.
The Bellas v AJ Lee and Tamina
Nicki and Tamina started the match up with Tamina pushing Nicki but she fought back with forearms to the face, before making the tag to Brie.
Brie hit her running knee to the face but Tamina fought back with a super kick to the face which knocked Brie to the outside. Tamina then hit the head-butts and tagged in AJ.
AJ hit a kick to the face for a near fall. AJ then locked in a bear hug but Nicki fought out and hit the drop kick to the face and tagged in Nicki who got the clotheslines to the champion.
Brie hit the cross body on Tamina on the outside whilst in the ring, AJ kicked Brie in the face before turning her attention to Nicki and tried to lock in the Black Widow but Nicki fought out and hit the rack attack for the win.
After the match Nicki picked up the Divas title and was holding it about AJ when Natalya seemed to take offence to it, because she has a title match on Main Event and the two had a stare down.
Daniel Bryan came out to address the crowd and talked about The Authority apologising earlier, he said he didn’t think it was sincere and they were trying to scare him into falling in line.
He told Triple H he can’t have it both ways, if he wants him to apologise for standing up for himself, he’s got one word for him…NO!
He told him it ends tonight because everyone is tired of him not listening so they are occupying Raw and make him listen.
He said he wasn’t leaving the ring until he gets the match he wants with Triple H at Wrestlemania.
He then brought members of the yes movement to the ring and refused to move.
Raw returned with the ring over run by “the yes movement” and Daniel Bryan and Triple H and Stephanie finally came out and didn’t look very pleased.
Triple H congratulated him on his Raw movement, before telling them they have 30 seconds to leave before security removes them.
Daniel said if he leaves the rest of the arena would and Raw would be in front of an arena of empty seats. Stephanie took over and yelled at security for not doing anything.
Triple H then said it ends now, as Damien Sandow’s music hit and he tried to move everyone but they wouldn’t budge. Daniel asked him to join the Yes Movement but Triple H came back out and shouted at Sandow to get in the ring.
Stephanie lost it and started shouting get out to the Yes movement, Triple H calmed her down and told him that he likes him and he was trying to protect him. He said he didn’t want to fight him at Wrestlemania for his own good, but now he was accepting. Daniel Bryan v Triple H at Wrestlemania 30.
Daniel then told them that that was not all, If Daniel beats Triple H at Mania 30 he will be added to the WWE heavyweight title match so it will be Randy v Batista v Bryan.
Triple H tried to run down to the ring but security stopped him and he accepted saying he would end it all at Wrestlemania.
It was then announced that Christian and Sheamus would face off in a Memphis street fight.
Sheamus v Christian
This feud has been bubbling since before Elimination Chamber and will probably end with a match up at Wrestlemania, but for tonight they were facing off in a unique Memphis street fight which pretty much meant there were no rules, you win via pin fall or submission.
Sheamus went for the Brogue kick early on but Christian moved and was thrown to the outside and then into the barricade and off the announce table.
Sheamus then tried to hit Christian with a guitar but he ducked and hit the ring post instead, this allowed Christian to swing some momentum and hit Sheamus in the gut with a guitar.
The Celtic Warrior replied, sending Christian over the steel steps before he took him up the ramp and Christian threw him off the stage, and followed it up with a tornado DDT on the floor.
Raw returned with both men back inside the ring and Sheamus was thrown shoulder first into the steel post.
Christian then found a cane and unloaded on Sheamus for a near fall, The Irishman moved out of the way of another assault with the kendo stick and Christian then found another stick and jumped from the top rope but Sheamus had it well scouted and reversed it into a punch to the gut.
Sheamus then found the kendo stick but Christian reversed and Sheamus hit the rolling senton for the near fall.
The two men then fought over the kendo stick and Sheamus won before unloading and hitting white noise for a two count.
Sheamus then hit his 10 punches to the chest and went for the Brogue Kick but Christian rolled outside and went face first off the ring post. Sheamus then hit the Irish Curse back breaker off the steel steps.
The chairs then came into play and Christian hit a splash from the top rope with a chair for another near fall. Christian then went to hit Sheamus with a drum but Sheamus hit the Brogue kick through the drum for the win.
BACKSTAGE: Brad Maddox was with Batista and Randy Orton, he told them that The Authority had left the building and they said that Batista and Orton needed to put their differences aside and take care of Big Show and Bryan tonight and Randy agreed.
Lana and Alexander Rusev made another short appearance.
The Wyatt family cut a promo backstage about John Cena and accepted his offer for a match at Wrestlemania 30.
The Big Show and Daniel Bryan v Randy Orton and Batista
Orton and Bryan started the match up with Bryan throwing Orton to the outside before flying out after him.
Orton tagged in Batista who used his strength advantage over the smaller man, beating him down before making the tag to The Viper.
Orton hit the quick power-slam for a two count before another quick tag to Batista who hit the standing suplex and the elbows off the apron.
Bryan finally go the tag in and went after Batista with the clotheslines before a side walk slam before Orton got involved but Big Show tried to choke him before Batista took him out at the knee.
Orton tagged in and tried to wear down the giant, but tagged out to Batista who hit a spear before going for the Batista bomb but Big Show reversed it and tagged in Bryan and Orton also came in off the tag.
Bryan hit his usual move-set and quickened the pace gaining a two count after his kick to the head.
Bryan went for the flying head butt but Orton moved, only for Bryan to lock in the Yes Lock and Batista have to break it up. Big Show tried to make the save but got RKO’d. Randy then went for the RKO but Bryan moved and Batista speared his own partner.
Orton side stepped the corner kick and went for the second rope DDT before going for the RKO again but Bryan countered into a back slide for a two count before hitting his knee to the face for the win.
So Daniel Bryan v Triple H at Wrestlemania and if he wins he could walk out WWE World Heavyweight Champion….And John Cena will be facing Bray Wyatt. Plus a 30-man over the top rope battle royal in memory of Andre the Giant….Wrestlemania is four weeks away and it’s just beginning to get exciting!
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