This weeks’ edition of Monday Night Raw kicked off with the Authority heading to the ring, Triple H and Stephanie talked about having the authority to make blockbuster decisions before introducing Doctor Joe Maroon the doctor who performed Daniel Bryan’s surgery, who talked about Bryan not being able to return this month but he will be re-evaluated so he can return to the ring as soon as possible.
Stephanie said Daniel couldn’t compete at Money in the Bank and Triple H said what’s best for business is having a champion that could actually defend his title. Stephanie then officially stripped Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Triple H and Stephanie then sent out their condolences to Bryan and Brie who quit last week for no reason. It was then announced that the Money in the Bank ladder match will be for the title and Alberto Del Rio and Randy Orton were announced as the first two participants.
Triple H then switched gears and talked about The Shield and what Seth Rollins did last week, he announced that Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns will have to find a tag team partner tonight in a six man tag match with the Wyatt family and tonight would be the end of The Shield.
Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett (Money in the Bank qualifying match)
Before the match Barrett talked about stepping on people on the way to the top and having to pass them on the way back down, but he said he will reach the top and never come back down.
It was a physical match-up between the two title holders but Barrett found the advantage through head-butts and punches before Sheamus tried to hit ten beats of the Bourin but Barrett fought out and knocked Sheamus off the apron before jumping out after him.
Sheamus then hit ten beats of the Bourin before suplexing Barrett into the ring. Sheamus went for the knee to the face but Barrett moved and hit a knee to the face before both men knocked each other to the outside.
Sheamus went for the Brogue kick but Barrett rolled out of the ring, Sheamus tried to jump to the outside from the top rope but bounced off the barricade and the referee counted to nine and Sheamus beat the count but Barrett hit Wasteland for a near fall.
Barrett went for the BullHammer but Sheamus hit White Noise for a near fall of his own. Barrett then hit a head-butt and a range of kicks before bouncing Sheamus off the ring post but Sheamus hit a Brogue kick from out of nowhere for the win.
BACKSTAGE: The Wyatts family talked about being disguarded animals and said they still got urges from a deep dark place. Bray said every man has urges but the true honor of a man is to admit them. They talked about The Shield’s dominance and how they fell victim to the faults of man. Bray said tonight they will burn for it because he isn’t merely a man.
Rusev v Zack Ryder
A rematch from last week’s Raw saw Zack take on Rusev again, with the match going the same waay, Rusev went straight after Ryder and hit a thunderous kick to the face followed by the Accolade for the submission win.
After the match a Russian flag appeared above the ring as Lana and Rusev celebrated.
Ryback and Curtis Axel v Goldust and R-Truth
Goldust gained another tag team partner for tonight’s match as Cody watched on backstage, in the ring Ryback and R-Truth started the match-up before the quick tag to Axel who hit a drop kick to know Truth down.
Ryback came in with a double suplex before Ryback inadvertently hit Axel in the face and Goldust came in to take advantage. Goldust hit the powerslam before a cross-body from the top rope took out both Axel and Ryback.
Ryback then threw Truth out of the ring and Goldust hit the spine buster on Ryback but Axel rolled Goldust up from behind for the win.
BACKSTAGE: Layla was talking to the make-up artist about Fandango and what happened the last time they kissed when Summer Rae appeared and covered her in milk before bouncing her off the table and leaving her on the floor covered in make-up.
3MB were in the ring when Raw returned trying to talk when suddenly Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose appeared and made their way to the ring, Heath tried to take out Dean whilst Roman took on Jinder and Drew.
The Shield eventually got the better of the situation throwing Drew into the timekeepers area before throwing Jinder into the barricade, Heath Slater then headed up the ramp in retreat but Roman hit a spear at the top of the ramp.
Dean and Roman then climbed back in the ring and Dean talked about The Shield being untouchable and how they dominated WWE, Dean said the group wasn’t healthy, they had a cancer inside of them and that cancers name was Seth Rollins.
He said history is full of people like him, he’s a sell-out, he said he is going to rearrange his face the moment he gets the chance. He said Seth Rollins was scum and he is looking forward to seeing what he says tonight because it will all be lies. He said he will listen to every word and then beat the hell out of him.
Roman said he committed the most unforgivable sin, he’s the scum of the earth, he said he was only part of the problem, Randy Orton and Triple H are the rest and when he gets his hands on Randy he will make him the ass of the company and then when he’s done with Randy he’s coming for the king of kings and they are going to have their own Game of thrones.
BACKSTAGE: Seth was shown watching what they had to say.
The Usos vs. Fandango and Damien Sandow
Fandango and Jimmy started things off with the two having a form of dance off before Sandow tagged in and interpretively danced around the ring.
Damien then hit an irish whip and continued to dance whilst Jimmy wathed then hit a superkick to the face, Fandango was thrown over the ropes and onto the apron where Jey hit him with a superkick before the tag was made and Jey hit the splash for the win.
Bo Dallas was out next and talked about Daniel Bryan and the secret to his recovery is to BoLieve.
Bo Dallas v Xavier Woods
Both men knew each other well from NXT but Xavier took Bo down with a slam before Bo hit a knee to the mid-section of Woods and elbows to the face but Woods hit an elbow to the face himself.
Bo then hit a stunning clothesline to set up the running Bo-dog for the win.
Paul Heyman came out next and talked about Brock Lesnar and how he defeated the streak at Wrestlemania, he said Lesnar was always going to make history ever since he was in college. He said he and Lesnar were talking and they came up with something special tonight on Raw and talked about a Wrestlemania party.
Cesaro was then introduced and was followed out by Rob Van Dam.
Rob Van Dam v Cesaro (Money in the bank qualifying match)
These two have already had a storied feud, Paul Heyman guy vs former Paul Heyman guy, Rob Van Dam took early control of the match up and knocked Cesaro to the outside before flipping over the ropes after him.
Cesaro had gained the upperhand when Raw returned before Rob got the heel kick to the jaw for the near fall. Cesaro then hit a throw-away slam before Rob rolled to the outside and Cesaro threw him into the barricade.
Cesaro then hit the upper cut and standing jump onto Rob for his own near fall. RVD went for a rolling monkey flip but Cesaro hit a shocking upper-cut to gain another two count.
Cesaro hit a gut-wrench power-bomb for another near fall but Rob rolled him up with his unique scissor pin before he hit Rolling Thunder for a two count.
Rob went for a top rope move but Cesaro knocked him and pulled his legs into the ring post before planted Van Dam with the Neutralizer for the win.
Michael Cole brought out Seth Rollins who had new music and headed out in a suit for his interview.
The crowd chanted “you sold out” as Michael asked Seth about what happened, Seth interrupted and said he didn’t understand the controversy, he said he was just doing what was best for business last week. He said he created The Shield and he has the right to end it.
He said Dean Ambrose is a lunatic and would be face down in a ditch if he was left to his own devices for a week. He also said Roman was the golden boy but they are both nothing without him, they owe him everything for what they achieved.
Michael said he would argue The Shield was about three men not one and Seth said we would find out tonight when they face The Wyatt family. He asked why it was such a surprise, he said the Shield took over the world and he learned to be a success you have to adapt and evolve.
The crowd chanted “you sold out” again but Seth replied that he didn’t he brought in to the Evolution of Seth Rollins, he said to Roman and Dean they probably were brothers but to him they were just business partners and he severed a business partnership.
He said every night he said Believe in the Shield but what he really meant was Believe in Seth Rollins. He said that was it, that’s all he wanted to hear and now he awaits Dean and Roman.
Dean and Roman arrived down the ramp but the lights went out and Seth had disappeared and Luke Harper and Erick Rowan had appeared in the ring and started the beat down. They finally got Seth but Bray appeared and attacked them whilst Seth ran out of the arena so John Cena made the save.
He punched Bray in the face and threw him out of the ring before the other two were dumped out two and Reigns, Ambrose and Cena stood tall.
Paige vs. Alicia Fox
Aksana accompanied Alicia Fox to the ring for a match between the two that continued the rivalry between the two.
Alicia knocked Paige out of the ring and Aksana tried to intervene but Paige pushed Alicia into her and Paige slapped her.
Alicia then drop kicked Paige off the apron before she threw her back in the ring and put her in a side head lock and delivered a northern lights suplex for a near fall.
Paige got her own near fall off a quick roll up before Alicia delivered a back breaker and went for another one but Paige countered into head scissors and knocked her out of the ring. Paige then pulled her back in the ring and hit the clotheslines and a cross body for a two count.
Alicia then pulled Paige off the top rope before Aksana talked trash at ringside and Paige pulled Alicia down and she head-butted Aksana this allowed her to lock in the PTO for the submission win.
After the match Aksana tried to help Alicia up but she attacked her and stole someone’s popcorn and water and emptied it all over Aksana before she continued the beat down. Alicia then shoved the popcorn in Aksana’s face and apologised and tried to hug her.
Jack Swagger v Santino Marella
The two had a score to settle as Zeb held a sign saying “deport Santino.” Santino hit an arm drag that saw Jack roll out of the ring and lose his temper hitting the announce table. Zeb told him to calm down but he wouldn’t listen so he slapped him twice and Swagger rolled back in the ring and slammed Santino.
Swagger tried to run at Santino but he moved and Swagger went shoulder first into the ring post before Santino tried to hit the cobra but Swagger got the gut wrench power-bomb for the win.
BACKSTAGE: Cody and Goldust were talking about the best tag team partner, he said he would match his star power and was brighter than all the stars in the galaxy, he said he will join him next week.
BACKSTAGE: Triple H and Stephanie were talking about John Cena and Triple H said he didn’t care about Cena being involved with The Shield because he guarantees this will be the end for them.
Vickie Guerrero interrupted with champagne and said she was there to celebrate with them she then sneezed on Triple H and he left before Stephanie knocked the champagne onto Vickie and told her that she fired her once before, she shouldn’t make her do it again.
Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns and John Cena v The Wyatt Family
After he made the save earlier in the night, John Cena decided to team up with Roman and Dean against his old adversary Bray Wyatt and his family.
The six men had a stare down before the match begun and Roman, Bray and Luke took the fight to the outside whilst Erick and Dean went at it in the ring and the bell was rung.
Dean hit the cross-body on Rowan before he rolled into him in the corner and pushed Harper off the apron and leaped over the ropes to take him out on the outside. He then climbed back into the ring and took Rowan down with a drop kick before he tagged in Roman who took him into the corner to deliver the punches.
Harper then got the tag and tried to hit the suplex on Roman but Roman out powered him and threw him to the ground.
Ambrose and Bray then got the tag and Bray gained the upper-hand knocking Dean to the outside where Rowan threw him into the barricade before Dean threw Rowan into the steel steps.
Bray then planted Ambrose for a near fall after Roman saved the match up and the Wyatts cleared the ring, Ambrose clotheslined Harper and made the tag to Cena and the tag was made to Rowan.
Cena knocked Rowan down with the shoulder blocks but he was knocked down and Bray was tagged in, Bray punched Cena in the face and pandered to the crowd before Cena hit a drop kick and Bray slapped him in the face.
Cena dodged Bray and made the tag to Roman who took down Harper and knocked Rowan off the apron, he then hit a flying forearm and a punch to the face, he dodged Rowan and Ambrose jumped onto him before he ran and delivered his kick from the outside.
Rowan then bounced Ambrose off the apron but Roman slammed Harper in the ring and Rowan ran in to make the save. Cena hit a cross body off the top rope to take out Rowan before he went for the AA but Rowan pushed him into Bray who delivered Sister Abigail.
Roman then hit Bray with the Superman Punch and threw Rowan out of the ring and Dean flew out after him but Harper hit a superkick to Roman off the distraction for a near fall. Before Roman hit the spear for the win.
BACKSTAGE: Seth and Triple H watched on as Dean, Roman and John Cena celebrated.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.