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By Richard Trionfo on 2014-02-24 22:20:25
Make sure to check out Mike Johnson’s coverage of the Raw Pre-Show that aired on the WWE Network that featured a panel of Josh Mathews, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Ric Flair; footage from the Superstars matches; backstage news; and more.

We are in Green Bay, Wisconsin and your announcers are Michael ‘Egon Spengler’ Cole, John ‘Russell Ziskey’ Layfield, and Jerry ‘don’t drive angry’ Lawler.

We begin with Real American playing and Hulk Hogan makes his way to the ring.

Hogan looks at the Wrestlemania sign. He tells everyone in the WWE Universe and the people of Green Bay that tonight marks the turning point in his career because he is home, brothers. Thirty years ago he was part of something very very special. Something that turned into a global phenomenon. The first Wrestlemania. History was made that day and history is being made today with the launch of the WWE Network.

Hogan says that the Hulkamaniacs were a big part in the launch of the WWE Network. He has been walking around like a proud papa because the now, then, and future of the WWE will be immortalized. He can see matches with Bruno Sammartino, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, and the Rock.

The most important thing is the future of the WWE Network. The future is Wrestlemania XXX. Since this is the turning point of his career, he has another announcement. Hogan says that he is the Official Host of Wrestlemania XXX. Hogan says that he has one question . . . Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania, The WWE Network, and Wrestlemania XXX come running over you?

Michael Cole mentions the WWE Network and the one week free trial that you can get. Jerry and John talk about some of the features you can get on the Network.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Batista versus Alberto Del Rio in an Elimination Chamber Rematch Match

Batista punches Del Rio and kicks him in the corner. Batista with a hard Irish whip. Batista with a short arm clothesline. Batista follows Del Rio to the floor and he sends Alberto into the ringside barrier and the apron. Del Rio with a drop kick to Batista when Dave returns to the ring and Del Rio punches Batista.

Del Rio tries for a suplex but Batista blocks it and he hits a suplex of his own. Batista clotheslines Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Batista goes to the apron and Del Rio trips Batista and he lands on the apron and falls to the floor. Del Rio sends Batista into the ring steps and we go to commercial.

We are back and Batista is down and Del Rio kicks Batista. The referee checks on Batista while Del Rio mocks Batista. Del Rio goes for a splash in the ropes but Batista moves and Del Rio goes through the ropes to the floor. Del Rio drops Batista on the top rope. Del Rio goes up top but Batista punches Del Rio.

Batista with a superplex and both men are down. Del Rio and Batista exchange punches but Batista with the advantage. Del Rio with a back heel kick but Batista with two clotheslines and a power slam for a near fall. Del Rio with an arm breaker and Del Rio sets for the super kick. Del Rio misses the super kick but then he kicks Batista in the head.

Del Rio misses a charge into the corner and Batista with a spinebuster.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he comes out to watch his opponent at Mania. Alberto Del Rio takes advantage of Batista’s focus on Orton for a rollup and the three count.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Randy says that he apologizes for that. Since their days in Evolution, Batista has been easily distracted. Orton says that it is funny how the WWE Universe has responded to his triumphant return. They don’t like him that much. They have been booing the hell out of you Dave. Randy wonders if Dave is sorry that he even came back.

Batista tells Orton that he is wrong and could not be any more wrong. Batista tells everyone that he LOVES THIS BUSINESS. There is something else that he loves. He loves that they have a voice and so does he. IF the people cheer him, he cheers them back. If they boo him, he boos them back. He says that is honesty, something Randy knows nothing about.

Batista says that it does not matter. What matters is that he goes to Wrestlemania and beats the hell out of someone who used to be his friend. That person became a sniveling, whining, kiss ass sucker.

Batista tells Orton that he is looking at the next WWE Champion. He tells everyone to deal with it.

Big E Langston and Antonio Cesaro walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Big E Langston versus Antonio Cesaro (with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter) in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Langston with a side head lock. Antonio with a side head lock but Langston with a shoulder tackle. Antonio goes to the floor to talk with Zeb and Big Hoss. Antonio returns to the ring and he applies a waist lock and takes Langston to the mat. Langston gets to his feet and he takes Antonio down with a hip lock. Langston with punches but Antonio with knees and a European uppercut. Antonio with another European uppercut and knees.

Langston with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex followed by a second belly-to-belly suplex. Langston with a running shoulder into the corner followed by an Irish whip and another shoulder in the corner.

Langston gets a near fall. Langston with an arm bar. Antonio with a European uppercut followed by a boot to the head. Antonio kicks Langston in the head. Antonio with a rear chin lock. Langston with a punch but Antonio with a knee. Langston with an Irish whip but Antonio with an elbow. Langston catches Antonio coming off the turnbuckles and he hits three back breakers and he gets a near fall.

Langston with an arm bar on Antonio. Antonio with a head butt to get out of the hold. Antonio with a side head lock take down into a rollup. Antonio catches Langston on a leap frog attempt and Antonio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker with one arm for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Antonio with a reverse chin lock on Langston. Antonio with a punch and Langston fires back. Antonio with a European uppercut and then Langston presses Antonio over his head and drops him behind him. Langston misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post with his shoulder. Antonio gets a near fall and then he hits a double stomp for a near fall. Antonio with European uppercuts in the corner followed by a running European uppercut for a near fall.

Antonio with a sleeper. Langston with elbows but Langston gets Antonio on his shoulders but Antonio escapes the Big Ending attempt and hits a power slam for a near fall. Antonio with the dead lift side salto for a near fall. Antonio with a reverse chin lock. Antonio with a European uppercut while Langston responds with punches. Antonio with a sleeper but Langston rolls through to escape.

Antonio with an elbow but Langston with clotheslines. Antonio misses a clothesline and Langston with a belly-to-belly suplex. Langston with the Ultimate Warrior Splash for a near fall. The straps come down and he gets Antonio up for the Big Ending but Antonio escapes and he hits the pop up European uppercut for a near fall.

Antonio signals for the Giant Swing and he takes Langston down but Langston kicks Antonio away. Langston with a uranage to a charging Antonio for a near fall. Antonio sends Langston to the floor. Swagger tries to attack Langston on the floor but Langston moves and Langston with a clothesline. Antonio with a spinebuster and then he puts Langston in the Giant Swing.

Swagger puts Langston in the ankle lock and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Big E Langston (by disqualification)

After the match, Antonio wants to know what Swagger was doing. Langston attacks Swagger and Antonio hits him from behind and then he applies the Gotch Style Neutralizer.

We take a look back at the Elimination Chamber and what happened to John Cena.

We go to commercial.

John Cena makes his way to the ring to discuss what happened to him at the Elimination Chamber.

John says that it is spectacular to see Hulk Hogan back home where he belongs hosting Wrestlemania. The WWE Universe will remember tonight and they will remember Green Bay. Raw 1083 is the day that changed everything. The WWE Network debuted and the future is now.

John says that he has been sending a message to anyone who wants to listen. If you have the guts to carry the WWE into the future, you need to go through him to prove it. John says that there are mixed emotions, but the underlying theme is respect. The future of this business will run through him.

When you talk bold like that, you make yourself a big target. Enter Bray Wyatt. Bray, a misunderstood monster, he has caused quite a stir in the WWE. He knew that he would get face to face with the Wyatt Family. He did not expect it to be in the Elimination Chamber. He saw Bray Wyatt last night and Bray cost him a Main Event Match at Wrestlemania. Is Bray a one trick pony or does he want to make a bold move, right here, right now.

Cena is ready for a fight and then the lights go out and Bray tells Green Bay that they are here.

Bray says that this world has an infection and a virus is the human race. Through all of these troubling times, it makes all sense that John would put himself in the middle. What would the world be like without its hero or its knight in shining armor. John is hollow and full of empty promises. John promises to save these people and keep them safe. You tell them that everything will be alright as long as he is around. John is a liat. This is a terrible world. It is a lonely and dark place. John stands for these illusions while Bray says that he stands for everything that is real.

John says that the future has to come through him first and Bray agrees with John. Bray says that he wants to properly introduce himself. His name is Bray Wyatt and they are the reapers who bring death to this era of lies.

John tells Bray who he is and he tells Bray that if one of them slide under the bottom rope, they are starting something. They may be starting something that they may not be able to finish.

Cena goes after Harper and Rowan when they try to enter the ring. Wyatt is able to control Cena and Harper and Rowan join in. Wyatt holds Harper and Rowan back while Cena struggles to get up. Cena goes after Wyatt while favoring his ankle. The Wyatts attack Cena again. Cena struggles to get back to his feet and the Wyatts leave the ring.

Wyatt with a flying cross body after Rowan distracts Cena.

Bray tells us to Follow the Buzzards as we go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the attack by the Wyatt Family on John Cena and an apparent injury on Cena’s knee. John Cena was taken to the back on a stretcher.

Match Number Three: Christian versus Sheamus

They lock up and Sheamus with a clean break. They lock up again and Sheamus sends Christian to the floor. Sheamus holds his abdomen, showing the effects from their match on Smackdown and the Elimination Chamber. Christian with punches but Sheamus sends Christian into the corner and he punches Christian. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline for a near fall.

Sheamus with a knee to the back followed by a quarter nelson and chin lock. Christian punches Sheamus and Sheamus clotheslines Christian over the top rope to the floor. Christian trips Sheamus but he takes too long to use the post so Sheamus pulls Christian into the post with his legs.

Sheamus with knee drops to the head followed by a leaping knee drop. Christian goes to the apron and Sheamus tries for the forearms but Christian blocks it. Christian drops Sheamus on the top rope and then he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Sheamus with a forearm but Christian with a knee.

Christian tries to send Sheamus into the turnbuckles but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus with a back drop that sends Christian over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Christian hits Sheamus on the turnbuckles and Sheamus lands on the turnbuckles and then falls to the floor. Christian slams Sheamus’ arm on the ring steps. Christian rolls Sheamus back in and gets a near fall. Christian with punches to the midsection. Christian kicks Sheamus in the ribs and then stands on Sheamus’ chest.

Christian kicks Sheamus in the ribs and then he hits a diving head butt to the ribs. Christian with a waist lock on Sheamus and he takes him to the mat. Christian with a gutwrench but Sheamus escapes and he punches Christian. Christian with a kick and then he applies an abdominal stretch. Sheamus with a European uppercut but Christian with a kick and drop toe hold.

Christian slingshots to the floor and connects with an uppercut. Christian goes up top for a cross body but Sheamus moves. Sheamus runs Christian into the turnbuckles and then hits the knee lift. Sheamus with two running double sledges. Christian sends Sheamus to the floor and Christian goes for a shoulder but Sheamus moves and he kicks Christian. Sheamus with the forearms across the chest from the apron.

Sheamus with a slingshot shoulder tackle for a near fall. Christian with a punch to the abdomen followed by a back heel kick. Sheamus pulls Christian off the turnbuckles and he applies the Cloverleaf. Christian gets to the ropes and Sheamus releases the hold. Christian goes to the floor and Sheamus follows after him. Christian gets back into the ring and Christian kicks Sheamus when he returns.

Christian sets for the Killswitch but Sheamus counters with a White Noise attempt. Christian counters with a sunset flip for a near fall. Sheamus with a power slam for a near fall. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick but he misses. Christian with a pendulum kick and then he goes to the turnbuckles but he comes off into a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

We take a look at what happened earlier tonight when Renee Young was interviewing Triple H and Stephanie about the Network. Daniel Bryan storms into the area and he wants to know what their problem is. Daniel Bryan challenges Hunter to a match now or at Wrestlemania.

Hunter reminds Daniel about their talk about this subject. Hunter says that he hopes he can find a place for Daniel at Wrestlemania. Stephanie reminds Daniel that he can take out his aggression on the man who deserves it . . . Kane.

We go to commercial.

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