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WWE RAW REPORT: MORE NAMES FOR THE BATTLE ROYAL; A SONIC BOOM; WYATT AND JERICHO TALK; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-07-14 23:02:56
Stephanie McMahon comes out and she says that Nikki is all alone in the ring again. She must be getting used to it by now. Stephanie says that she almost feels sorry because Brie abandoned Nikki when she quit. Brie abandoned her career by marrying Daniel Bryan and she abandoned her flesh and blood. This match should be a tag match, but instead she will have to go it on her own. She tells Nikki not to blame her or the Authority because the person she needs to blame is her sister.

Match Number Four: Nikki Bella versus Alicia Fox and Cameron

Nikki with a fireman’s carry on Alicia and an arm bar. Nikki with a La Magistral for a near fall. Cameron tags in and she kicks Nikki in the corner. Nikki with a facebuster and she gets a near fall. Nikki sends Cameron into Alicia but Alicia breaks up the cover on Cameron after an Alabama Slam.

Cameron sends Nikki into the corner and then they send Nikki to the mat. Cameron and Alicia send Nikki into the turnbuckles. Alicia with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Alicia with a knee to the back and then she tries to send Nikki through the ropes but Nikki with a cross body for a near fall. Nikki with a drop kick and back body drop but Alicia sends Nikki into the corner.

Nikki stops Cameron from interfering but Alicia pulls Nikki off the turnbuckles and Alicia with a leg based DDT for the three count.

Winners: Alicia Fox and Cameron

We are told by Michael Cole that if you pre-order WWE 2K15, you will be able to download Sting into the game.

We go to commercial.

Triple H is in the office and Randy Orton enters. Randy has to talk about Kane. He tells Hunter that nothing happened, but he has a bad vibe about Kane. Hunter says that Kane is a pawn. He is their pawn. The plan is for Orton to be the WWE Champion. Kane will stick to the plan. Orton says that there is no need for a Plan B.

Stardust talks about how Goldust’s face is an interstellar roadmap to the cosmos. Goldust asks if it is like the Yellow Brick Road. Goldust says that they are not in Kansas any more. They will need to go to the strangest place in the universe. Stardust blows dust in his brother’s face.

We are back and Sheamus will face Miz on Main Event.

Match Number Five: Cesaro versus Big E (with Kofi Kingston)

Cesaro with a German suplex to Big E and then Cesaro runs into a uranage. Big E with a shoulder tackle that knocks Cesaro off the apron and into the ringside barrier. Cesaro tries to send Big E into the ringside barrier but Big E stops short. Cesaro hot shots Big E onto the ringside barrier.

Big E gets back into the ring in time but Cesaro with a double stomp. Big E with punches but Cesaro punches back. They continue the exchange but Big E presses Cesaro over his head but Cesaro gets to his feet and he connects with a clothesline to the back of the head followed by a clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.

Cesaro with a Gibson Bomb for a near fall. Cesaro punches Big E. Cesaro with a punch and reverse chin lock. Big E backs Cesaro into the corner but Cesaro returns to the reverse chin lock. Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Big E with a shoulder in the corner followed by a belly-to-belly suplex.

Cesaro with an Ultimate Warrior Splash and then the straps are down. Big E sets for the Big Ending but Cesaro goes to the floor. Cesaro drops Big E on the top rope. Cesaro grabs a chair and he throws it at Kofi. He brings another one into the ring and Kofi steals the chair from Cesaro. Big E with a Big Ending for the three count.

Winner: Big E

We see a graphic with the participants in the Battle Royal to determine the next Intercontinental Champion.

We see footage from Chris Jericho’s return to Raw and his interaction with the Wyatt Family.

Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring.

We go to commercial.

Chris welcomes everyone to Raw is Jericho. He says that it feels good to finally say that. He grew up in the WWE and this his home to him. He has been working here for 15 years and he has seen and done it all. He has seen Yerple the Clown, Naked Mideon, Three Minute Warning, 5 Second Poses. He has seen them all.

He wrestled John Cena in his first pay per match. He has been knocked out by Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, and Bob Barker. He also beat Steve Austin and the Rock in the same night to become the first Undisputed Champion EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

He thought he saw everything . . . until he saw Bray Wyatt. Wyatt is an anomaly. He is an ominous presence. He is a freak surrounded by freaks. Wyatt has set his sights on Chris Jericho and he does not know why. Why are you coming after him? At Battleground, Jericho versus Wyatt for the first time ever. Two opposites facing each other. Maybe they are more alike than we know. If you want to get crazy at Battleground, he will get crazy. If you want to get a little nuts at Battleground, we can get nuts.

Chris says that Wyatt might have the whole world in his hands, but he has the WWE Universe.

Bray appears on the TitanTron and he laughs. He asks Chris if he remembers what it was like to be a child and full of so much energy and hope. Running through the grass and skipping stones. No worries about the horrors that tomorrow will bring.

What changes people? Children have such frail little minds. When those minds are hit with the cold truth of life, it changes them. Where were you when we needed you Chris? You said you would save us. Bray says that he has done a lot of bad things. He has gone to war with powerful men. No matter how tough or mean they thought they were, they all scream.

Bray laughs again and he asks Chris if he is afraid of the dark. The lights go out and then we see Rowan and Harper in the ring with Chris Jericho.

Jericho tries to fight off Harper and Rowan but they work over Jericho for a moment but Jericho escapes the ring. Jericho goes up the ramp with his back to the stage and Wyatt hits Jericho from behind. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail on the stage.

Bray tells everyone to Follow the Buzzards and the lights go out.

Michael Cole tells us that John Cena told him that Dean Ambrose will not be back in time for the main event.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paige is at ringside for the next match.

Match Number Six: AJ Lee versus Eva Marie in a Non Title Match

They lock up and AJ with a wrist lock but Eva with a reversal. Eva sends AJ to the mat. AJ with a drop kick and she skips around while holding Eva by the hair. AJ tries to keep Eva in the ring but Eva falls to the floor. Eva kicks AJ into the apron. Eva rolls AJ back into the ring and gets a near fall. Eva with a surfboard.

Eva with a knee followed by an Irish whip and back breaker. Eva with another Irish whip. Eva tries for another back breaker but she takes too long and AJ counters with a Black Widow and Eva taps out.

Winner: AJ Lee

After the match, AJ skips around the ring and then Paige applauds her performance.

AJ takes JBL’s headset and she sits on the announce table and says hello to Paige. Paige congratulates her on her victory. Paige says that she loves AJ’s hair. AJ says that Paige looks awesome.

AJ has had enough and she walks away.

Stephanie asks Hunter if he saw the article about Flo Rida.

Kane enters and he says that he does not trust or like Randy Orton. Stephanie says that is part of business. There are a lot of people who they work with that they do not like. Hunter says that what is best for business is the title going back to The Authority. He tells Kane to get it done and we go to commercial.

We are back and Bo Dallas is in the ring. Bo has a mic and he says last week he defeated El Torito, the biggest little man in the WWE. He might be tiny, but his heart is huge. He can only hope that his opponent has a heart as big as Torito.

Match Number Seven: Bo Dallas versus Great Khali

Bo with an elbow but Khali with a chop. Khali sends Bo into the corner and Khali with a chop. Khali with another chop. Khali with a third chop despite Bo’s protests. Bo chops Khali and then Khali throws Bo over the top rope to the floor. Khali goes to the floor after Bo and Bo with a drop kick that sends Khali into the ring steps and then Bo hits a BoDog off the steps. The referee gets to ten and Khali is counted out.

Winner: Bo Dallas

After the match, Bo does half a victory lap and he tells his big buddy not to get down. He might have lost tonight . . .

Khali chops Bo and Bo goes down but he is able to finish his victory lap, but he does it gingerly.

Seth Rollins tells Hunter and Stephanie if Orton or Kane don’t win the title . . . he holds up his briefcase.

Paul Heyman enters and he says that he has been picking his spot and biding his time. He likes their Plan B, but if you need a foolproof can’t miss Plan C, he is the guy they need to talk to.

Stephanie asks Hunter if they can trust him.

Ric Flair walks in the back and we go to commercial.

Renee Young is in the ring and she brings out Ric Flair.

Ric says that they are live in Richmond, Virginia. He says that he has had some fun in this city. He tells everyone to ask their mothers and fathers. Flair says that Virginia is for Lovers. Flair struts around Renee and woooos.

Renee asks Ric who he thinks will win the Main Event at Battleground. Flair says that there is only one man who can strike like a viper. There is one man who can go through hellfire and brimstone. There is one man you can believe in. The man who will win at Battleground is his man . . . John Cena.

Roman Reigns comes through the crowd to get in the ring with Ric before his match with John Cena against Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane.

Roman and Ric shake hands and Flair leaves the ring.

Flair shakes Cena’s hand as he comes to the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Eight: John Cena and Roman Reigns versus Seth Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton

Rollins and Cena start off and the crowd acknowledges the good and bad about Cena. Rollins with a side head lock and Cena with a shoulder tackle. Orton tags in and he puts Cena in a side head lock. Cena with a back elbow. Kane tags in Cena with a waist lock into a side head lock. Kane with a shoulder tackle and Cena backs into the corner.

Reigns tags himself in. Kane with a kick and uppercut followed by a punch but Reigns with punches. Kane with a knee and Reigns with a head butt and punch. Reigns climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Kane. Kane with an uppercut to a charging Reigns. Reigns drops Kane on the top rope and then Reigns goes to the turnbuckles and he punches Kane.

Reigns with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Orton is knocked off the apron and Kane with a shoulder and Rollins is tagged in.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kane with a rear chin lock on Reigns. Reigns with punches when he gets back to his feet. Kane and Reigns exchange punches. Reigns with a flying clothesline and both men are dwon. Cena and Rollins tag in and Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena signals for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and he hits it. Cena gets Rollins up on his shoulders but he sees Kane trying to interfere. Rollins with a drop kick. Rollins backs Cena into the corner.

Orton tags in and he punches Cena. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Cena with a drop kick and both men are down. Cena knocks Rollins off the apron but Orton with a back breaker for a near fall. Kane tags in and he hits a leg drop. Kane gets a near fall.

Cena with punches and he tries to get Kane up on his shoulders but he collapses under Kane’s body weight. Kane gets a near fall. Rollins tags in and he punches Cena. Rollins with a kick to the chest and then he gets a near fall. Rollins with a sleeper and he gets on Cena’s back to add more pressure.

Cena with a snap mare but Rollins with a back heel kick and then Rollins with two rolling suplexes but Cena hits one to counter Seth’s attempt at a third one. Orton and Reigns tag in and Reigns with a clothesline and he punches Kane. Reigns with a flying clothesline followed by a clothesline and punch. Reigns with a broad jump drop kick to Orton hanging over the bottom rope.

Reigns sets for the Superman punch and he hits it on Kane. Reigns avoids Rollins coming off the top turnbuckle and Reigns clotheslines him to the floor. Reigns with a Samoan drop to Orton. Kane attacks Reigns from behind and Orton joins in.

The referee rings the bell while Orton and Kane work over Reigns.

Winners: John Cena and Roman Reigns (by disqualification)

Cena takes care of Kane but Cena back drops Orotn to the apron. Kane goes after Cena but Cena moves and Kane knocks Orton off the apron. Cena punches Kane and then he gets Kane on his shoulders and Kane gets to his feet. Orton avoids Reigns and Reigns spears Cena. Kane takes care of Reigns.

Orton hits an RKO on Kane.

Orton poses in the corner but he turns into a spear from Reigns.

We go to credits.


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