Batista makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.
Batista says for years, since the day he left, everyone begged for him to come back to the WWE. Here he is and now you boo him. You boo him . . . a six time champion. The winner of the 2014 Royal Rumble. Headliner of the main event of Wrestlemania XXX and you boo him.
You cheer sawed off goat faced, gargoyle wannabes like Daniel Bryan. How does that make sense? Batista says that he considers that a personal slap in the face. That brings him to Raw.
We take a look at Stephanie slapping Batista after his comments about Stephanieâ€™s drooling proficiency. We also see what happens when you laugh at Batista being slapped.
Dave says that he does not think Randy is laughing. At Wrestlemania Daniel Bryan and Triple H wonâ€™t be laughing. Whether you cheer for him or not, it is a fact that he will be walking out of Wrestlemania as the WWE World Champion. He does not care who it is. He says that he thinks Stephanie hits harder than any of them.
Triple Hâ€™s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Hunter tells Dave to leave his wife out of this and Dave asks why would he leave her out of this. Dave says that she is the reason for this. She is the reason for the suit. She is the reason why Hunter is the COO of the WWE. He says that Hunter wouldnâ€™t have any of this if he didnâ€™t marry the bossâ€™ daughter. He asks Hunter how this is working out.
Hunter wants to know why everyone is concerned about things they shouldnâ€™t be worried about. This is the reality era so people donâ€™t have to worry about things like that. It does not matter how he got it. The thing he should worry about is that he does have that power. Why is Dave trying to make this personal.
Dave says that he came back with good intentions, but Batista says that Hunter made this personal about living off his past glories. Batista reminds Hunter that he has never beaten him. Now Hunter wants to implant himself or Daniel Bryan into his main event. The only reason he came back was to win the WWE Title and Hunter is not going to stop him.
Hunter admits that he has never beaten Dave in the ring, but that was a long time ago. That was when Dave was fresh from standing by his side in Evolution. He turned Dave into the hungry animal. Then Daveâ€™s belly got full and he got success and he got soft. Dave got lazy and he quit. He went to Hollywood where he sat in his chair and had his assistant rub his feet. He ate Craft Services while watching his stuntman do all of the hard work.
Then Dave came back and Hunter says that he has not seen the Animal yet. He says that he showed the world what he could do a few weeks ago to Daniel Bryan. That is the guy Batista couldnâ€™t finish off. When will Batista show what he can do? Hunter tells Dave that his help has worked well for him in the past. He will help Dave hone those skills to bring that Animal back. Batista will compete in the ring tonight.
Dave asks if Hunter really wants to do that.
Hunter tells Batista that he will go one on one against a guy who reminds him of the old Animal. A guy who likes to fight. Batista will face Sheamus tonight.
We go to commercial.
We take a look at what Kane did to the Shield with the help of the three teams facing The Shield last week on Smackdown.
Match Number One: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (with Roman Reigns) versus Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (with Heath Slater)
Rollins and Mahal start things off and they lock up. Mahal with a wrist lock and hammer lock but Rollins with a waist lock. Mahal with a wrist lock. Rollins with a reversal into a waist lock. Mahal with an elbow but Rollins with a drop kick. Rollins with a front face lock followed by a suplex and he rolls through for a second one. Rollins holds on and he tags in Ambrose and Rollins with a third suplex and Ambrose with a sliding clothesline for a near fall.
Ambrose with a snap elbow drop and boot to the chest. Rollins tags in and he punches Mahal. Mahal with a knee to the midsection followed by a punch. Mahal sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and Drew tags in. Drew with a suplex and he gestures to Reigns. Rollins tries to get to his corner through Drewâ€™s legs. Rollins lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Ambrose tags in.
Dean knocks Mahal off the apron and then he hits a Thesz Press on Drew and he punches Drew. Ambrose with a knee to the midsection and punches to Drew. Dean with a drop kick to Drew while Drew is against the ropes. Mahal tries to interfere but Ambrose avoids him and Rollins sends Mahal over the top rope to the floor. Rollins with a pescado onto Mahal.
Drew with a forearm but Ambrose bounces off the ropes for a clothesline followed by the Dean Driver for the three count.
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
After the match, Kaneâ€™s pyro goes off and he comes to the stage with his tag team partners for Wrestlemania and they are all wearing suits.
Kane congratulates them on their victory. What they did to 3MB is exactly what they are going to do to the Shield at Wrestlemania. They will do it like men. They will not ambush them like the Shield did to their next opponents.
Match Number Two: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (with Roman Reigns) versus Curtis Axel and Ryback
Ryback with a back elbow to Ambrose as the match is joined in progress. Ambrose with a drop toe hold to Axel and then he ties up the legs and pulls at Axelâ€™s face. Ambrose with a rear chin lock but Axel with a knee. Axel sends Ambrose over the top rope but Ambrose lands on the apron. Ambrose with a shoulder to Axel and then he knocks Ryback off the apron. Axel with a clothesline to the back of Ambroseâ€™s head that knocks Ambrose off the apron.
Axel with punches to Ambrose and then he sends Dean into the ring. Ambrose is sent into Rybackâ€™s knee and Ryback tags in and slams Ambrose. Ryback goes to the turnbuckles and he belly flops onto Ambrose. Axel tags in and hits a forearm from the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Axel with a kick and he tags Ryback back in.
They send Ambrose back first into the turnbuckles and Ryback gets a near fall. Ryback with a suplex attempt but Ambrose counters and hits a DDT and both men are down. Rollins tags in and so does Axel. Rollins with a clothesline to Axel and then he knocks Ryback off the apron. Axel runs into a boot from Rollins and then Rollins with a Blockbuster to Axel.
Rollins with a running forearm into the corner followed by a running drop kick. Axel sends Rollins to the apron and Axel goes for a shoulder but Rollins moves. Rollins misses a kick but he does not miss with an enzuigiri from the apron. Ryback tries to knock Rollins off the apron but Rollins leaps over Ryback. Rollins with a kick and Ambrose with a Thesz Press onto Ryback using the steps. Rollins with a back body drop that sends Axel over the top rope to the floor.
Rollins with a flip dive onto Ryback and Axel. Rollins rolls Axel back into the ring and Rollins tries for a springboard move but Axel with a boot. Rollins avoids the fishermanâ€™s suplex and he hits an enzuigiri followed by Black Out for the three count.
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
After the match Rollins with a suicide dive onto Ryback. Rollins says something to Kane and the New Age Outlaws on the stage and then Ambrose sends Ryback into the ring. Reigns with a Superman Punch and then they set up Ryback for the Cerberus Bomb.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Sin Cara versus Damien Sandow
The lights go down and they lock up. Sandow sends Cara into the turnbuckles and he connects with a clothesline into the corner. Sandow with a suplex for a near fall. Sandow with forearms across the chest and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Sandow with a forearm to the back. Sandow with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Sandow with another Irish whip and he charges into the corner but Sin Cara moves and he gets a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
Renee Young is in the interview area with Big Show. She asks him about his match with Bray Wyatt. Show says that what the Wyatt Family did to John Cena on Monday was twisted. The three of them together can be intimidating. The Wyatt Family has a way of making you question yourself. You question yourself because some of what Bray says makes sense.
That is how they suck you into their grasp. He has a giant problem on his hands tonight. Then again . . . so do they.
Match Number Four: Goldust versus Fandango (with Summer Rae)
They lock up and Goldust with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Goldust with an arm drag and punch. Fandango with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Fandango with a knee to the head followed by a punch. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Goldust with punches but Fandango sends Goldust to the mat.
Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Goldust with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Goldust with clotheslines and then he hits the drop down uppercut. Goldust with a reverse atomic drop followed by a boot to the head. Goldust climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Fandango. Fandango with an Irish whip but Goldust with a power slam for a near fall.
Fandango goes to the floor and Goldust follows and he punches Fandango. Summer tries to distract Goldust but it does not work. Goldust with punches. Goldust sends Fandango into the ring and Summer gets in Goldustâ€™s way to keep him from getting back into the ring and when he does get back into the ring, Fandango with a boot to the head and he gets the three count.
Match Number Five: Sheamus versus Batista
Batista goes into the ropes before locking up. They lock up and Sheamus backs Batista into the corner and Batista returns to the ropes as Sheamus breaks the hold. Batista with a side head lock and Sheamus with a shoulder tackle. Batista goes to the floor to regroup. Batista stops the count and then Sheamus follows.
Batista kicks Sheamus when he returns to the ring. Batista with shoulders in the corner followed by punches. The referee warns Batista and Batista kicks Sheamus. Sheamus with punches to Batista in the corner. Batista with an Irish whip that sends Sheamus sternum first into the turnbuckles. Batista with a clothesline while Hunter watches from his office.
Sheamus kicks Batista and punches him. Batista with a kick and knee to the head. Batista with an Irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Batista drops Sheamus across the middle rope and he follows with a forearm across the throat. Batista runs into a boot from Sheamus but Batista with a spinebuster when Sheamus charges at him.
Batista shakes the ropes and stomps on the mat to set up for the Batista Bomb but Sheamus with a clothesline and both men are down. Sheamus gets up and he connects with two running double sledges and a shoulder in the corner followed by a knee lift. Batista rolls to the apron and Sheamus sets for the forearms across the chest but Batista drops Sheamus on the top rope.
Sheamus with a forearm and then Sheamus with the ten forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a power slam to bring Batista back into the ring. Sheamus looks around for the spot to pound his chest to set up for the Brogue Kick. Batista rolls to the floor and then he goes towards the Garcia Cubicle. Batista hits Sheamus in the midsection with a chair and the referee calls for the chair.
Winner: Sheamus (by disqualification)
After the match, Batista hits Sheamus in the back with the chair a few times and then he sends Sheamus face first into the ring post. Batista brings Sheamus back into the ring and Batista with the Batista Bomb to Sheamus.
Batista gets on the mic and he asks if Hunter is happy. He asks if the crowd is happy. He says that he is leaving Wrestlemania XXX the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He tells everyone to deal with it.
We go to the Raw Rebound with a look at the John Cena/Bray Wyatt situation.
Bray says that you give a man a mask and he will reveal his true face. Nobody is innocent John. They are all guilty. They have all worn a mask at some point. Whether it was to hide their wrongdoings or fit into some social scene. There lies the problem. If you hide behind this mask for too long, it becomes you. Then to remove this mask, it is to remove your own skin. I have broken you John.
My sword has left a scar on your soul that will never heal. Tonight that sword will slay a giant. It is a gift for you John. Canâ€™t you hear that they are calling your name. Canâ€™t you hear that they are serenading your name? He will not forget what she said. All secrets will come to light under the shade of the cypress tree.
Bray sings that he has the whole world in his hands.
We go to the back where AJ Lee is skipping and Tamina is walking. We go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie Guerrero has joined Michael and John at the announce table. Michael asks about the format for the Divas Title Match and she does not give an answer.
Match Number Six: Brie Bella and Nikki Bella versus AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Brie and AJ start things off and Brie says something to AJ and then Brie kicks AJ and takes AJ to the mat and gets a near fall. Nikki tags in and she kicks AJ and hits a springboard round kick for a near fall. Nikki with a side head lock. Tamina tags in and she gives Nikki a Samoan Drop. AJ wants to tag back in and Tamina obliges. AJ gets a near fall.
AJ with a front face lock into a guillotine. Nikki escapes but AJ with a sleeper. Nikki backs AJ into the corner and Tamina tags in and kicks Nikki and then she removes her vest and throws it at Nikki. Tamina with a clothesline and she goes to the turnbuckles but misses a splash when Nikki moves.
Brie tags in and hits a clothesline followed by a drop kick. Brie with a knee and then she tries for the running knee but Tamina blocks it. Brie with a running knee followed by a missile drop kick. Tamina rolls to the floor and Brie knocks AJ off the apron. Tamina with a forearm and AJ yells at Tamina. Tamina pushes AJ down and then she tags in AJ.
Tamina pushes AJ into the ring and AJ turns around into a kick and Brie with an X Factor for the three count.
Winners: Brie Bella and Nikki Bella
We take a look at the most recent date between Emma and Santino Marella. Santino comments on the fact that they both ordered the same food. Santino says that there will not be any more mistakes with the tablecloth. Emma says that Santino is the ultimate friend with benefits and Santino gets tongue tied until Emma explains what she means by benefits.
Santino says that he wants to stare into Emmaâ€™s eyes and she asks if he wanted to have a staring contest. Santino is about to say something, but Emma stops him and she says that she feels the same way. She says that they will always be the best of friends.
Santino says that is not what he wanted to say. Santino says that Emma is . . . but Santino says that he is going to throw up. Emma gives Santino some wine and he spits it in Emmaâ€™s face before going under the table to be sick.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) versus Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter and Cesaro)
They lock up and Swagger with knees in the corner and the referee pulls Swagger out of the corner and warns him. Swagger with a side head lock and Jimmy sends Swagger over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy with a plancha onto Swagger. Jimmy sends Swagger back in and Jimmy goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.
Jimmy with a savate kick and a kick to the chest. Jimmy with a leg lariat followed by a chop in the corner. Swagger with an Irish whip and Jimmy hits a corkscrew senton for a near fall. Jimmy sets for the running butt splash into the corner but Swagger dives at the knee and he applies the ankle lock. Jimmy tries to get to the ropes but Swagger pulls him into the center of the ring and Jimmy taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at the confrontation between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker on Raw.
Match Number Eight: Mark Henry versus Miz
They both point to the Wrestlemania sign but Miz with a kick and knee. Miz tries to send Henry over the top rope but Henry does not move. Henry with a forearm and Irish whips. Henry sets for the Worldâ€™s Strongest Slam but Miz escapes and he kicks Henry. Miz with a drop kick to the knee and he works on the hamstring to set up for the figure four leg lock.
Miz with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Miz works on the ankle but Henry pushes him away. Miz runs into a boot from Henry and Mark with clotheslines to Miz followed by a power slam. Henry gets to his knees for a JYD headubtt. Henry goes to the corner for a Vader Bomb but Miz moves and Henry hits the mat.
Miz with a knee to the hamstring and he signals for the figure four leg lock but Henry kicks Miz away. Miz throws Henry over the top rope to the floor but Henry pulls Miz to the floor and Miz is sent into the ring steps. Henry sends Miz into the ringside barrier. Henry sends Miz into the ring and he gets Miz up for the Worldâ€™s Strongest Slam and he hits it and gets the three count.
Winner: Mark Henry
We go to commercial.
Match Number Nine: Big Show versus Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Harper and Rowan assume their positions at ringside while Wyatt enters the ring. Wyatt with a punch but Show pushes him away. Wyatt laughs at Show. Wyatt with punches but Show sends Wyatt to the floor. Harper and Rowan protect Wyatt as he gets back into the ring. Wyatt returns to the ring and he pushes Show.
Show with punches to Wyatt followed by a Shhhh chop. Show with a head butt and Wyatt falls into the corner. Wyatt with a punch but Show does not flinch. Wyatt with punches but he runs into a boot from Show. Show misses an elbow drop when Wyatt moves out of the way. Wyatt with kicks to Show followed by a punch and another kick to the head. Wyatt with an elbow drop.
Wyatt with a back senton and Wyatt gets a near fall. Wyatt leans back to look at Show across the ring and then he does the crab walk before running into a clothesline or two. Show with an Irish whip into the corner but Show misses the running butt splash. Wyatt with a splash into the corner and then he sets for a second splash but he runs into a boot but Wyatt grabs the leg and he drops down to hyperextend it.
Wyatt with a running forearm and Rowan tries to get into the ring and the referee stops him. The referee does not see Harper kick Show from the floor. Wyatt picks up Show and hits Sister Abigail for the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
We go to credits.
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