WWE Raw report: March 24

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WWE Raw was live from Brooklyn, New York on Monday night and began with Stephanie McMahon addressing the WWE universe about the events of last week’s episode.

She told the audience that her and Triple H did what they needed to do to send a message and that they were never going to allow this 'Yes' movement to create a false leader.

She went on to talk about how powerful her husband Triple H is and said that he will not only destroy Daniel Bryan, but will also go on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

This brought the current champion Randy Orton out and he told Stephanie that he wouldn’t be held responsible for what he will do to Triple H at Wrestlemania.

Orton asked Stephanie to take Triple H out of the WWE Heavyweight title match so he could leave Wrestlemania a winner, but he was interrupted by Batista.

Batista was not happy. He told Randy that he was getting tired of the crowd and him and he didn’t care if Triple H or Daniel Bryan were in the match at Wrestlemania because he was still walking out champion.

He then told Stephanie that Triple H had never beaten him and that Orton made him sick how he sucked up to the Authority before insulting Stephanie and being slapped for his troubles.
Stephanie left the ring and Batista speared Orton and held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship above his head.

Alberto Del Rio v Dolph Ziggler v Christian v Sheamus (Fatal four way)

Big E was watching from ringside as this fatal four way match was to determine the number one contender for his Intercontinental Championship.

Sheamus and Christian took it to each other on the outside whilst Dolph and Del Rio fought in the ring, until Sheamus came in to battle Dolph and got a near fall off a knee drop.

Christian threw Sheamus to the outside and tried the splash over the ropes but Sheamus caught him and sent him into the barricade before he clotheslined himself and Christian into the time keeper’s area.

Dolph and Del Rio were in the ring when Raw returned but Sheamus dragged Del Rio out of the ring and nailed the rolling senton on the outside. Christian tried to take advantage of the distraction to bounce Sheamus off the ring post. Christian then tried a cross body on Dolph but Ziggler rolled through for a two count.

Christian threw Dolph out of the ring but didn’t realise Sheamus had crawled back in and The Celtic Warrior hit the forearms to the face followed by the running high knee before delivering the Irish Curse to Del Rio.

Sheamus was alone in the ring and went up to the top rope but Ziggler ran back in and hit the face plant for a near fall. He then hit the DDT to Del Rio for another two count. Ziggler then went for the Famouser on Christian but he reversed it onto a sit out powerbomb.

Del Rio hit the kick to the head to break up the pin before Sheamus ran in and broke up another pin attempt.

Sheamus then locked in the clover leaf on Del Rio but the Irishman broke the submission manoeuvre when he saw Christian get up and slammed him to the mat.

Sheamus went for the Brogue Kick on Christian but Del Rio intercepted and locked in the cross arm breaker. Sheamus fought out but Ziggler hit the ZigZag and Christian hit him with the Kill Switch for the win.

After the match, Big E offered to shake Christian's hand but he walked away.

BACKSTAGE: Bray Wyatt told John Cena he can see him but asked John if he had ever taken the time to see him before asking, what can he possibly do to harm something that just can’t feel?

The Mystery Machine entered the arena when Raw returned as Sin Cara made his way to the ring joined by Scooby Doo.

Sin Cara v Damien Sandow

Scooby watched the match from ringside as Sin Cara flew around the ring using his quickness against the intellectual saviour. The match was over fast after Sin Cara hit the Senton Bomb for the win.

Los Matadores v Rybaxel

It was announced that Axel and Ryback would be facing The Usos for the tag titles at Wrestlemania before the match.

Axel was on top in the match until The Shield appeared at ringside, causing the distraction for Los Matadores to get the roll up for the win.

The Shield circled the ring after the match and attacked Ryback and Axel. Roman threw Axel into the barricade on the outside before running into the ring to spear Ryback. The trio then hit the triple power-bomb to send the message to Kane.

Triple H was introduced when Raw returned as he was set to conduct an exclusive interview with the COO. Michael Cole showed a video of what Triple H did to Daniel Bryan last week before asking Triple H to justify the attack.

Triple H talked about Daniel Bryan’s occupy Raw movement and the way it affected him and that is why he did what he did last week. He said Daniel Bryan asked for The Game, he told him he didn’t want to but he forced his hand and made him become this competitor so Daniel Bryan got exactly what he deserved.

He then said it was up to him to create the new “reality era” and at Wrestlemania after he ends Daniel Bryan and the Yes Movement, he will walk into a triple threat match where no one can stop him walking out WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Cody Rhodes v Fandango

After Fandango faced his brother Goldust last week and Cody and Summer had a moment, it seems that this match was made.

Fandango secured the first near fall after a spring board leg drop before Cody replied with his own after a missile drop kick. But Goldust was mimicking Summer on the outside and the two had a short dance off and Summer fell and looked to injure her ankle, Fandango watched on concerned and Cody hit the Disaster Kick off the distraction for the win.

After the match Summer jumped up and didn’t look hurt at all.

Hulk Hogan was approaching the ring when Raw returned and the host of Wrestlemania XXX reminded us that it is less than two weeks away. He then talked about how excited he was about Wrestlemania but he was just as excited about Raw’s guest hosts tonight - Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joe Manganiello - before introducing the two of them.

They came down to the ring and talked about how happy they were to be there and how big a legend Hulk was before asking to join the 30-man battle royale at Wrestlemania. Before Hogan could answer he was interrupted by The Miz.

The Miz talked about Arnold’s movies and his own but told them that was just acting. He is going to win the Andre the Giant battle royale. Hogan told him he was standing in the middle of Hogan country, to which Miz replied that he was the most must see superstar in WWE history before telling Hogan, Joe and Arnold that none of them belonged there.

Joe stood toe-to-toe with the Miz and told him to make him leave, before pushing him. He then blocked Miz’s attempt to punch him. Arnold slapped him and Hogan threw him out of the ring.

Titus O’Neil v The Big Show

The two giants collided after their altercation on Smackdown. Big Show started the match-up with a few slaps, but Titus tried to chop the big man down with a shoulder to the knee.

Titus was taking it to Big Show but the crowd weren’t interested and started chanting for CM Punk. Titus tried to knock Big Show out of the ring but Show recovered to hit the spear followed by the knockout punch.

BACKSTAGE: Stephanie and Triple H were with The Shield. Seth talked about what happened Friday night and Dean asked if Triple H knew about it because Kane works for him and The Outlaws are his friends. Triple H assured them he didn’t know anything about it. Stephanie then announced The Shield v The Real Americans tonight.

BACKSTAGE: John Cena was getting ready for his match when he was being taunted by a sheep mask.

John Cena v Luke Harper

A rematch from Friday night Smackdown after Luke Harper’s family involved themselves in his match-up.

Harper started the match up with an elbow to the face of Cena as the crowd chanted “Cena sucks.”

Cena tried to build momentum and go for the shoulder block but Harper countered into a back breaker. Harper secured another near fall of the gut rench slam as the crowd chanted “let’s go Harper.”

Cena was thrown to the outside and looked wary of Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan and wisely rolled back into the ring.

Raw returned with Cena on top with the shoulder blocks but after an inverted atomic drop and a kick to the face Harper secured another near fall.

Cena looked to be going for the AA but Harper counted and super-kicked Cena in the face for a two count.

Harper went for the power-bomb but Cena countered into a Hurracanrana but Harper powered Cena to the outside and launched himself out after him.

Cena locked in the STF in the middle of the ring but Harper raked the eyes to brake the hold.
Harper looked to be going for a high risk move from the top rope but Cena fought out and hit a flying leg drop for a two count.

Cena hit a thunderous clothesline before going for the AA again but the lights went out and Cena was locked in the ropes with the sheep mask on when the lights came back on.

Naomi v AJ Lee

AJ tried to mock Naomi about the eye patch she was wearing due to her eye injury, but Naomi hit a few drop kicks followed by a kick to the face. AJ rolled out of the ring and skipped toward the ramp meaning the match ended in a count out.

Vickie came out after the match and told AJ that she would be competeing in a Divas invitational at Wrestlemania that included Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Aksana, Layal, Eva Marie, Tamina, Naomi, Cameron, Summer Rae, Emma, Natalya, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes.

Razor Ramon was then announced as the latest name in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014.

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose v The Real Americans

The Real Americans didn’t even make it to the ring as The Shield came out and attacked them. The bell finally rang when Ambrose dragged Cesaro into the ring and began the beat down in the corner.

Rollins received the tag and secured the near fall after a double team slam. Swagger then came in and Rollins hit the roll through suplex’s before he tagged in Ambrose.

Ambrose continued the beat down on Swagger and Rollins then hit a running drop kick to the chest of one half of The Real Americans.

Ambrose locked in a submission move but Cesaro’s distraction allowed Swagger to get the tag out.

The Real Americans continued to wear Ambrose down until he found an opening to tag out to Rollins, but Cesaro kicked Rollins in the face before the tag could be made and set Dean up for the Cesaro Swing and went for the cover but Rollins recovered to break up the count.

Ambrose was then knocked off the apron and the tag was made to Swagger and the double team saw The Real Americans throw Ambrose into the barricade.

Ambrose secured a near fall off the backslide but Cesaro was back on the attack, slapping the neck of Ambrose. The Lunatic fringe of the Shield managed to fight back and hit a thunderous clothesline off the ropes to make the tag to Rollins.

The pace quickened as bodies flew everywhere. Rollins knocked Cesaro off the apron before hitting kick after kick to Swagger. Rollins got a near fall after he bounced Swagger off the turnbuckle, Cesaro tried to make the save but Rollins flipped him to the outside. Rollins then knocked Swagger to the outside, flew outside after Cesaro knocked him into the fans before jumping back up and flipping outside onto Swagger.

Rollins then hit a flying knee to the side of Swagger's head and went for the pin but Cesaro broke it up. Ambrose came in and dealt with Cesaro, Swagger locked in the Patriot Lock on Rollins but he made it to the bottom rope. Swagger tried to slam him but Rollins landed on his feet and hit the kick to the face followed by Peace of Mind for the win.

After the match, Cesaro attacked Rollins from behind which brought Roman into the ring to deliver the Superman punch that knocked Cesaro out of the ring, he then followed him out and delivered a spear. Ambrose then said he had an idea and The Shield then triple power-bombed Cesaro through the announce table.

Just as The Shield were celebrating Kane appeared with The New Age Outlaws all in suits and announced that The Shield would be facing Kane and The New Age Outlaws at Wrestlemania.

Brock Lesnar made his entrance with Paul Heyman when Raw returned. Heyman talked about The Undertaker and his streak, again comparing other people’s streaks to The Undertakers. Lesnar then took the mic from Heyman and told him he wasn’t here to promote, he was here to fight before he called out The Undertaker.

A casket was carried out to ringside and Lesnar started to kick it, hoping Undertaker could come out but when he didn’t Lesnar opened the casket and it was empty. The Druids then slowly started to wander to the back and Lesnar climbed back in the ring and said he isn’t here to play games.

The casket then opened and Undertaker was in there this time, he climbed out and Heyman ran. Lesnar tried to fight but The Undertaker hit the lefts and rights before throwing him out of the ring and onto the casket. Brock made his exit as Undertaker posed in the ring.

We are now less than two weeks away from the biggest Wrestlemania ever! Two more matches were announced tonight as the card continues to fill up. The final Raw before Wrestlemania will complete the build up as “The Showcase of the Immortals” comes into sight.

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