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WWE RAW REPORT: THERE IS AN EIGHTH MAN; IC TITLE MATCH; WHEN COMMENTARY GOES WRONG; THE END OF AN ERA

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-06-23 23:06:24
We are in Washington, D.C. and your announcers are Michael ‘Bullets’ Cole, Jerry ‘Senators’ Lawler, and John ‘Capitals’ Layfield.

We start off the 1100th episode of Raw with one of the Principal Owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon.

The title belts are now hanging above the ring, instead of the briefcase that was over the ring for the pre show.

Stephanie says that as principal owner of this billion dollar business, one thing she cannot tolerate is gross negligence. When someone cannot complete the most simple task . . . Vickie Guerrero cannot get her boss a simple cup of coffee. Therefore, Vickie Guerrero has to come out to face the consequences.

Vickie tells Stephanie it is so great to see that she is doing better. She always has the company’s best intentions in mind. She says that Roman Reigns put that stuff in her coffee.

Stephanie says that Roman Reigns was her biggest failure to date. Vickie was given simple instructions by her and her husband. Stephanie says that they told her not to let Roman Reigns in the Battle Royal. Now, Roman competed in and won the battle royal. Now, Roman is competing for the WWE Championship at the Money in the Bank Pay Per View. That means that Roman has a one in seven chance of winning the title. That is on Vickie.

Vickie says that it won’t happen again. She promises.

Stephanie tells Vickie she is damn right it won’t happen again. For nine years, you have been riding the coattails of your dead husband Eddie Guerrero. They felt pity for her. They could not make her a Diva, so they made her a General Manager and she couldn’t do that right.

Before Stephanie can utter those two words, Vickie tells Stephanie that she will do anything, even beg.

The crowd chants ‘No’ and Stephanie likes the idea of begging. Stephanie yells at Vickie to beg more and then she calls Vickie pathetic. Stephanie says that Vickie is like a cockroach or a Twinkie. She gives Vickie two options. She can be fired or be the General Manager of Smackdown . . . if she can win her match tonight.

Vickie says that she is not a competitor so Stephanie asks if that is her resignation. Vickie asks who her opponent is. Stephanie says that Vickie’s opponent is Stephanie McMahon.

Vickie says that there is one name that people respect more than McMahon is Guerrero. Eddie taught her how to lie, cheat, and steal so she accepts. Vickie gives an emphatic “EXCUSE ME” and then she leaves the ring.

Michael mentions Triple H’s confirmation of the announcement about the second ladder match.

Tonight, Triple H will announce the other five (according to the graphic) entrants in the match later tonight.

Match Number One: Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) versus Luke Harper (with Erick Rowan)

Harper with a drop kick followed by a chop. Harper with a European uppercut and Jimmy with a punch. Harper with a punch of his own. Jimmy with a kick and then he hits a dragon whip but Harper with a running back elbow. Jimmy with a super kick for a near fall. Rowan tries to interfere with Jimmy but Jey takes care of him. Jimmy runs into a discus clothesline for the three count.

Winner: Luke Harper

After the match, Jey gets on the mic and he wants to know where Rowan is going because they have just started getting Uso crazy. He wants to kick Rowan’s ass all over the Nation’s Capital. Jey with a plancha onto Harper and Rowan.

Match Number Two: Erick Rowan (with Luke Harper) versus Jey Uso (with Jimmy Uso)

The match is joined in progress and Jey with elbows but Rowan runs into boots. Rowan catches Jey off the turnbuckles and hits a fallaway slam. Rowan gets a near fall. Rowan with a head butt and then he chokes Uso in the ropes. Rowan drops Uso on the top rope and gets a near fall. Rowan puts Uso on the turnbuckles and then he punches Uso. Rowan misses a shoulder in the corner and he hits the ring post.

Jey with a super kick to the head and Jimmy with a cross body off the steps onto Harper. Jey with a superfly splash for the three count.

Winner: Jey Uso

Harper tries to pull Jimmy out of the ring but Jey with a pescado. Rowan attacks Jimmy and sends him to the floor. Rowan punches Jey and Harper pulls Rowan out of the corner and he Irish whips Rowan into the corner and he splashes Jey. Harper with a splash of his own. Rowan sends Jimmy into the ring steps and then Rowan picks up Jimmy for Harper to hit a lariat.

Harper and Rowan pick up the title belts and hold them.

Bray appears on the TitanTron. He says that he is so very very proud of them. A leader that does not glorify the triumphs of his family is no leader at all. They look down on creation at the fallen bodies of his victims. You will see him climb that ladder. His victory will bring a glorious new era. The Eater of Worlds will be declared the champion of all of the souls he passed on his way to the top.

His brothers will prove their eagerness when they destroy all of the little creatures. They will act like giants as they spread their message.

Follow the Buzzards.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Daniel Bryan will appear on the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show.

It is time to take a look at Lana and Rusev’s tour of Washington D.C., complete with their music. Lana says that they came to Washington D.C. to see why you care. They stand in front of the Capitol. She says that they make laws in there that make this country the laughing stock of the world. We see the White House, where the leader of your country makes decisions that make your country weaker.

That is why the Kremlin and Russian Federation is superior. Your treasured landmarks are pathetic. Your government is pathetic. Your country is pathetic. She tells everyone to wake up. She says that there is only one decision. You need to bow down to the superior leader, Vladimir Putin. There is no one who can stop the Revolution of Rusev.

Rusev tells America, Rusev Crush.

Paige makes her way to the ring to join the commentary for the next match.

Match Number Three: Alicia Fox versus Naomi (with Cameron)

Alicia does a cat pose while Cameron joins the commentary as well. Naomi with a waist lock. Naomi with a sunset flip for a near fall. Naomi with an arm drag followed by a drop kick. Naomi sets for the Rear View but Alicia holds on to the ropes. Naomi with a snap mare. Alicia with a wrist lock but Naomi with a flip clothesline and head scissors that sends Alicia to the floor.

Naomi with forearms to Alicia and then she sends Alicia into the apron. Alicia pulls Naomi off the apron. Alicia kicks Naomi and sends her into the ring. Alicia with a forearm followed by a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Naomi slaps Alicia after Alicia talks trash. Alicia with elbows to Naomi followed by a Northern Lights suplex and Alicia gets a near fall.

Alicia slams Naomi’s head into the mat. Alicia kicks Naomi and chokes her in the ropes. Alicia with a forearm to the back and then she throws Naomi through the ropes to the floor while Alicia poses on the turnbuckles.

Alicia tries for a tilt-a-whirl back breaker but Naomi counters with an inverted DDT and the three count.

Winner: Naomi

After the match, Paige gets on the apron and holds the title belt in front of Naomi. She offers her hand and Naomi shakes it. Paige asks Naomi if she wants it and Naomi nods her head.

Sheamus is in the locker room getting ready for the tag match and Roman Reigns is in there too. Sheamus asks if he is ready for a fight. He says that he is talking about the four on three match. Roman says that they need more people. Sheamus says that he has some doubt in his mind when Roman and his wee friends were beating everyone up.

Roman says that if he wanted to take him out, he would do it right now.

Sheamus says that it will be fun tagging tonight, but on Sunday it will be magical when he walks out as the new WWE Champion.

Roman says that he doesn’t believe in magic, he believes in Roman Reigns . . . and so should you.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Adam Rose beating Titus O’Neil twice on Smackdown.

Before the match, Bo tells Titus that he fell off his horse on Smackdown. That did not stop him. He got back on. . . and fell off again. He proved to everyone that winning isn’t everything. Tonight, he will prove that all he has to do is . . . BOLIEVE.

Match Number Four: Titus O’Neil versus Bo Dallas

Bo with a waist lock and drop kick but Titus stays on his feet. Titus catches Bo and hits two back breakers and he throws Bo to the side. Titus barks and then he brings Bo back into the ring with a biel. Titus with forearms and punches. Titus with an Irish whip but Bo moves when Titus charges into the corner and Bo hits the BoDog for the three count.

Winner: Bo Dallas

After the match, Bo does his victory lap. Bo returns to the ring and he takes the mic. Bo calls Titus ‘buddy’ and says that he is Nine and Bo. Titus slaps the mic away but Bo calls himself Mr. Butterfingers. He tells Titus to get back on that horse and he thanks everyone in the crowd. He tells Titus ‘Don’t stop BOLIEVING’.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Triple H makes his way to the ring.

Hunter says that he can come to Washington where people make decisions that make this country worse, but he is the bad guy. Hunter says that all he does is what is best for business. That is not some empty catchphrase, it is the root of everything that he does. Not only will there be a Championship Ladder match on Sunday, there will be a traditional Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match. We see the briefcase back above the ring. The owner of that briefcase will get a chance to earn a WWE Title Match over the next year. It virtually guarantees the winner of the case, the opportunity to write their own future.

Hunter reminds us that on Wednesday he said that Seth Rollins was the first entrant (even though Seth made the announcement on Tuesday). Hunter says that everyone is in the match because it is best for business.

The first person is Kofi Kingston. The second person is Jack Swagger. The third entrant is Dolph Ziggler. The fourth person is Rob Van Dam. The final person to enter the match is Wade Barrett.

Hunter says that any man in the match is considered the favorite, but Hunter says that he believes that there is only one man who he thinks will win the match. That man is Rob Van . . . Hunter laughs and then he says that he knows that this man will win the match. He is a ring general and the future of the business . . . Seth Rollins.

Seth is surprised that they are not over it because it has been three weeks. Have you really not moved on? Seth says that he is over it and he has moved on. If you love Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns as much as you do, you should be thanking him because he is responsible for their success.

Seth says that he took the Shield as high as they could and then he dropped the dead weight. You can call him a sell out all you want. Roman can growl all he wants and Dean can get all twitchy. Seth says that he created and build the Shield. The Shield got him this far. On Sunday, him and him alone will climb the ladder and grab the contract. You can call him a sellout, but on Sunday, you will have to call him Mr. Money in the Bank.

Rob Van Dam’s music plays and he comes out. He says that it seems like they don’t take him seriously.

Seth says that he takes him seriously, but would take him more seriously if it was 2005.

Rob says that was when Seth would have to ask his parents to stay up to watch Rob because he wanted to be a wrestler.

Rob says that he was a former Money in the Bank winner and a former WWE Champion. Rob says that Hunter totally remembers when Rob crushed his trachea at the first Elimination Chamber match. It is lame to brag about the past. Let’s live in the present because we have this pay per view on Sunday. Why not beat Hunter’s new golden boy right now.

Hunter says that is a great idea and we have a match.

Match Number Five: Rob Van Dam versus Seth Rollins

Rollins with kicks but Van Dam with an Irish whip and kick in the corner. Van Dam with an Irish whip and monkey flip. Van Dam with a running heel kick into the corner and then he clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Van Dam with a pescado onto Rollins. Van Dam with a moonsault from the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins chokes Van Dam in the ropes. Rollins with a suplex and he rolls through into a second one. Rollins sets for a third and he hits it and gets a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock. Van Dam with a kick but he misses a spinning heel kick and Rollins with a wraparound clothesline for a near fall. Rollins kicks Van Dam.

Rollins with a running forearm into the corner followed by a clothesline. Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins with a reverse chin lock. Van Dam has a kick blocked but he gets a near fall with a body scissors rollup. Van Dam with clotheslines and a thrust kick. Van Dam blocks a kick and he hits a spin kick followed by Rolling Thunder. Van Dam goes up top but Rollins stops him. Van Dam goes to the apron and he hits a slingshot DDT. Van Dam goes up and misses the Five Star Frog Splash.

Rollins with crossfaces to Van Dam and then he hits the Buckle Bomb followed by Black Out for the cover but Dean Ambrose attacks Rollins and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Seth Rollins (by disqualification)

Ambrose sends Rollins into the Roberts Box and then he continues to attack Rollins until the officials separate him. Ambrose appears to go out of the arena, but he runs back in and leaps off the announce table and hits a clothesline onto Rollins.

Rollins scurries to the back.

Dean says that you might as well put him in the ladder match. He will still show up in Boston and he will bash in Seth Rollins’ face. He will grab the briefcase and he will screw up the whole pay per view.

We see Vickie Guerrero stretching in the back for her match for her career.

We go to commercial.

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