WWE Raw: May 5th Report

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The first Raw after Extreme Rules live from Albany, New Jersey kicked off with The Shield heading to the ring.

Dean Ambrose was forced to defend his United States title in a 20-man battle royale, with Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Heath Slater, Fandango, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Sin Cara, Zack Ryder, Santino Marella, Jack Swagger, Sheamus, Big Show, R-Truth, Xavier Woods, Titus O’Neil, Damien Sandow, Kofi Kingston all made their way to the ring.

Xavier Woods was first out after being thrown over the top rope by Big Show, closely followed by Zac Ryder. Mark Henry then eliminated R-Truth and Titus O’Neil became another victim of The Big Show.

Sin Cara was next out, thrown from the ring by Big Show. Sheamus then hit the ten beats of the Bourin on Damien Sandow before Heath Slater ran in and eliminated him. The participants decided to gang up on Mark Henry and Big Show but they fought out and took on each other. Heath Slater was eliminated during the commercial break.

Big Show hit a choke-slam on Mark Henry before Sheamus hit the Brogue kick on Big Show and he was then eliminated by everyone, followed by Mark Henry. Dean Ambrose finally got in on the action eliminating Kofi Kingston before Cody eliminated Goldust and Cody was then eliminated by Rybaxel. Dolph was then eliminated by the cobra from Santino but Rybaxel ganged up on Santino and eliminated him.

Sheamus and Ryback collided and Ryback hit a power-bomb variation on the Irish man before he set his sights on Ambrose. Rybaxel then tried to eliminate Ambrose but he took out Axel and kicked Ryback off the apron. Swagger then tried to eliminate Ambrose but he reversed it and dumped Swagger out, leaving Sheamus and Ambrose.

Sheamus blind-sited Ambrose and threw him out to win the United States Title.

After the match Triple H came out and talked about Extreme Rules and told The Shield that they were facing The Wyatt Family in a six-man tag match tonight and since Dean had just lost his title it seemed their luck was changing.

BACKSTAGE: Sheamus was with Renee Young and he talked about not doing much since his return and how he had watched and waited and tonight was the perfect time for him to step into glory. He said “no hard feelings fella” to Ambrose as well.

BACKSTAGE: Brie and Daniel were talking before Stephanie came in and congratulated Daniel but said that all he had done is angered Kane. She then said Daniel had to stay put until in that locker room until his match to maintain his safety before she left and there was a Kane mask left on the door.

Rob Van Dam v Cesaro

Following their brutal match last night RVD was sporting a bruised eye, but he still put up a great fight as he hit Rolling Thunder on Cesaro before throwing him over the top rope and launching himself over after him. Rob then hit a standing moon-sault off the apron before pulling Cesaro back into the ring.

Cesaro fought back with the upper cuts before dumping Rob out of the ring where he head-butted the apron. Rob then got a near fall off a sunset flip before Cesaro secured his own after an unorthodox jump onto RVD.

After various pinning predicaments Cesaro hit a thunderous upper cut in the corner before three gut wrench slams. RVD then climbed up to the top rope but was caught up and Cesaro landed the punches to his face as he was stuck. He exceeded the five count and was disqualified.

Paul Heyman then pulled Cesaro off of Rob and forced him to walk up the ramp.

The Wyatts were in the ring when Raw returned and Bray talked about Sister Abigail and how she once told that he would change the world. He said this day was so much sweeter because of all the people who looked down their nose at him because last night he became somebody and Cena’s legacy was undone by a singing child.

He said you couldn’t fool the children because they were the foundation of the future. He then admitted that he was a monster and he can be cruel, he said that he only wishes to watch the world burn, he said the world must be burn down so it can be reborn in his image, the image of Wyatt. He said that Cena thinks he only does all of this for himself, he is wrong. He does it for the children and the starving men at the side of the street and the crying teenager who wasn’t pretty enough to be prom queen.

He said John Cena stands alone and alone he shall fall but the children stand with Bray and they will never be alone again, he will not be a monster he will be a god. He then sang he’s got the whole world in his hands.

Ryback v Cody Rhodes

Their second match of the night after the battle royale, Cody threw Ryback out of the ring to start the match-up before Ryback climbed back in and used his strength against him.

Ryback hit the standing suplex for a near fall before Cody replied with the Disaster Kick and a missile drop kick. Axel and Goldust fought outside the ring and Ryback took Cody off the top rope off the distraction and hit shell shock for the win.

BACKSTAGE: Daniel and Brie were talking when the likes went out and it sounded like they left the office in the dark. They were then heading down the back corridor when they bumped into Stephanie who said she would have the car brought up to them to the inside of the building.

Los Matadores were in the ring when Raw returned and were having a celebration after El Torito’s win, the bull was throwing candy to the audience before 3MB interrupted and told them the party wasn’t going to happen.

Heath said they came out to call a truce, Drew said if they didn’t accept their offer of piece they would spoil their party. Los Matadores discussed and The Bull gave Hornswoggle some sweets but he spat it out, knocked the sweets out of his hand and punched him in the face.

The two then went at it as the their teams watched, but Los Matadores took out Drew and Jinder behind Heath’s back before turning to him and throwing him out of the ring. Torito then hit Hornswoggle with a hat and knocked him out of the ring too.

Kofi Kingston v Alexsander Rusev

Again Lana talked about Vladimir Putin before the match to a lot of heat from the crowd. Kofi tried to come out fighting with the kicks but Rusev knocked him down and landed a few kicks of his own. Kofi hit drop kick and a cross body for a near fall but Rusev caught him in mid-air and Kofi landed on his feet, only to be caught and thrown this time. He then hit the slam followed by the Accolade and Kofi tapped.

BACKSTAGE: Daniel and Brie were heading to the car, they got in and Stephanie knocked on the window and she told him he couldn’t leave until after his match and if he didn’t compete she would strip him of the World title.

Alberto Del Rio v Daniel Bryan

Brie accompanied Daniel to the ring for his match and Daniel looked like he wanted this one over quick as he was knocked down by Del Rio.

Bryan hit the dropkick followed by a number of kicks but Del Rio kicked Bryan square in the face for a near fall. Del Rio then got the tilt-a-whirl back breaker to score another near fall. Daniel fought back with the kicks and clothes line but Bryan was kicked to the outside and thrown into the barricade.

Del Rio then hit the DDT inside the ring and went for the kick to the face by Bryan ducked it and hit a kick of his own before the two exchanged kicks in the centre of the ring and Daniel got the drop toe hold bouncing Del Rio off the turn-buckle. Del Rio got the shoulders to the mid-section and a running clothesline but Bryan fought back with the diving head-butt for a near fall.
Bryan then hit flying Bryan Del Rio on the outside before throwing Del Rio back in the ring and climbing up to the top rope but Del Rio hit the enziguri for the two count before setting up for the cross-arm breaker but Bryan reversed into the Yes Lock and Del Rio tapped.

Just as they were celebrating after the match Kane’s fire and the music hit and Daniel and Brie ran to the back and back into the car but it wouldn’t start, Daniel got out of the car and Kane was inside and the two fought all over the car and drove forward knocking Kane off the roof, before Kane sat up and they drove away.

Big E v Bad News Barrett

The re-match from last night after Big E lost his title to Barrett, before the match Barrett said he had some bad news about some changes because of the deformed people in the audience needed cosmetic surgery to be worthy of the new champion.

Big E used his strength in the opening stages and landed a near fall of a back breaker before attacking Barrett on the outside where he bounced him off the apron and the steel steps before he speared him straight into the steps.

The two exchanged blows on the apron and this time Big E was knocked shoulder first into the steel post and Barrett jumped out on top of him. Raw returned with Barrett beating Big E with the knees before hitting Winds of Change for a near fall.

Barrett went for the BullHammer but Big E ducked and speared Barrett to the outside, Big E then hit the belly to belly suplex twice before looking for the Big Ending but Barrett raked the eyes and hit the BullHammer for the win.

Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger were then out talking about Cinco De Mayo day and then talked about Cesaro and Santino and Emma as well as Sheamus and Paige who all apparently need to be deported but Adam Rose interrupted and came out with all his “Rose Buds.”

Adam told Zeb “Don’t be a lemon, be a rose bud” before Swagger went after him and was thrown to the outside. The party then continued around Zeb in the ring.

The Shield v The Wyatts

The Authority set this match up after their storied rivalry earlier this year. A brawl between the three started the match and the bell finally rang as Dean and Rowan went at it in the ring. Rollins received the tag and was hit with forearms by Rowan before Harper got the tag.

Seth tagged in Dean and his chaotic style secured a near fall before Roman landed the tag, he took Harper into the corner and made the tag to Seth, who was kicked to the outside by Bray before he landed the punches and tagged in Rowan.

Seth didn’t look 100% following last night with his taped up elbow but he put up a good fight and hit the enziguri to the face of Rowan before Ambrose came in. He hit his thunderous clothesline on Rowan before locking in the figure four and the two teams had a stare down.

Ambrose and Harper were going at it when Raw returned before Rowan got the tag and hit his elbow to the head of Ambrose who fought back with a boot to the face and knocked him to the outside before tagging in Seth who flew to the outside. He then punched Bray in the face and climbed in the ring to hit Harper with a forearm.

Seth then went for a springboard moon-sault and a standing flip for a near fall but Seth was then knocked off the top rope and harder flew out and knocked him over the announce table. Harper then went crazy throwing a chair out of the audience, Bray was then tagged in and crushed Seth in the corner before trying a pin but Seth kicked out.

Harper then got the tag and knocked Reigns off the apron, he then tried to slam Seth but he flipped and landed on his feet only to be met by the boot of Harper who went for the pin and Dean had to make the save. Ambrose then took Rowan to the outside where Bray and Rowan sent him over the announce table.

Inside the ring Seth and Harper were on the top rope but Seth landed the head butts to knock Harper down followed by the knee to the side of the head and got the tag to Roman who clotheslined Harper and knocked Rowan off the apron.

Bray was then took out with a slap to the face before he knocked Rowan out of the ring and ran around to hit the kick to Bray’s face followed by a diving clothesline to Harper off the top rope. Roman then went for the Superman punch but Rowan grabbed his legs and all men came back into the ring as a brawl ensued.

Dean and Seth knocked Harper and Rowan to the outside and flew out after them knocking them over the announce table. Whilst Roman hit the superman punch inside the ring to Bray and went for the Triple power-bomb on Bray but Evolution made their way to the ring.

The Wyatts came back into the ring and Seth and Dean used them to knock Evolution down before they flew to the outside to take out Batista, Randy Orton, Harper and Rowan. Roman hit the superman punch to Triple H inside the ring but Bray hit Sister Abigail off the distraction and got the win for The Wyatts.

After the match Evolution again attacked The Shield with Ambrose being sent into the steel steps and Seth DDT’d off the top rope. Batista then hit the spine buster to Ambrose on the steel steps whilst Roman was set up for the pedigree but he fought out and flipped Triple H over but Randy hit the RKO before Triple H hit the pedigree this time.

Ambrose was the brought back into the ring and Evolution hit The Shield’s triple power-bomb on Roman.

Evolution then celebrated as Raw went off the air.

It was announced on Raw that John Cena will be on Man Event tonight to address the Wyatts, but how explosive was Raw after Extreme Rules? Dean has lost his title and Evolution have just served to anger The Shield. If this is anything to go by..The build up to Payback will be intense! 

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