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By Richard Trionfo on 2014-07-14 23:02:56
We are in Richmond, Virginia and your announcers are John ‘Cavalier’ Layfield, Jerry ‘I miss the live Raw PreShow from the arena’ Lawler, and Michael ‘The Network is free for a few more hours’ Cole.

We start off with John Cena making his way to the ring because he is the WWE World Champion.

We take a look at what happened at the end of Raw last week with Reigns and Cena together in the ring raising each other’s hand.

John tells everyone that the champ is here. John says that we have a feisty crowd. It is because we are six days away from Battleground. John says that he tells everyone to sign up for the free preview of the WWE Network. You should do it because of the WWE Title. John says that in six days, the champ might not be here.

He has been put in a Fatal Four Way match by the Authority to face Kane, Randy Orton, and Roman Reigns. John points out that he does not have to be pinned to lose the title.

Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way through the crowd and to the ring.

John says that the people of Richmond are chanting his name so he introduces everyone to Roman Reigns. John says that Roman is his partner tonight, but they are opponents on Sunday. John thanks Roman for what he did last week because he was in a bad way. He liked the stunt that Roman pulled at the end. He is not to be ignored. It is every man for themselves on Sunday, but they have to get there.

Roman might not trust John, but it was the Authority.

Roman interrupts John and then John says that they should handle the Authority tonight and get them out of the way so on Sunday we can see if Roman is as good as he thinks he is.

Roman says that they should get rid of Orton and Kane so it can be the two of them on Sunday. We can see if John is as good as he thinks he is.

Dean Ambrose interrupts and he says that he understands the testosterone in the ring, but enough of the prettiest girl at the dance. They have to deal with the Authority. Dean has a Plan and it is Plan Screw the Authority and it happens when Roman and John get finished and they kick the Authority’s asses.

Dean looks around and sees Kane, Seth Rollins, and Randy Orton. Dean tries to fight off all three men, but it is too much. Dean goes after them again but Kane sends Ambrose into a metal door. Orton and Rollins send Ambrose into the door two times.

The Authority continues their attack on Ambrose and John Cena and Roman Reigns are nowhere to be found. Kane choke slams Ambrose onto a case.

Ambrose asks them if that is all they got.

Rollins hits Black Out on Ambrose.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at Dean Ambrose being attacked by Kane, Seth Rollins, and Randy Orton while John Cena and Roman Reigns were nowhere to be found.

Michael mentions that Dean Ambrose is being checked out but he will be going to a medical facility for further evaluation.

Sheamus is in the Goldman Box and he says that the movie star is afraid to get hit in the face. Good thing Miz is facing him because he hates hitting people in the face. He will kick his head off his shoulders.

Miz says on Sunday, he will be in the Battle Royal and he will become the new Intercontinental Champion. It only makes sense that a movie star, someone who is adored all over the world becomes champion. Miz’ goal is to keep the Brogue Kick away from the WWE’s most important asset, the ‘MoneyMaker’. Miz says that for his legions of fans, the MoneyMaker will be on the TitanTron throughout the duration of this match.

Match Number One: Miz versus Sheamus in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Sheamus backs Miz into the corner and Miz goes into the ropes. Miz with a waist lock and Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sheamus blocks a hip toss but Miz avoids a clothesline. Miz goes to the floor and Sheamus follows after him.

Miz with kicks when they return to the ring. The referee warns Miz. Sheamus with punches but he misses and goes over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus pulls Miz to the floor and connects with a forearm to the back. Miz with an Irish whip that sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier. Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge for a near fall.

Sheamus rakes the eyes and Irish whips Miz and gets him on his shoulders for the Finlay Slam and he connects. Sheamus sets for a knee drop but Miz rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus sends Miz back into the ring but Miz goes to the floor. Sheamus grabs Miz and they go to the steps and Miz punches Sheamus and sends him into the ring post shoulder first and then Miz kicks Sheamus off the apron. Miz gets a near fall. Miz with an ankle lock. Miz tries for a boot to the face but Sheamus blocks the kick. Sheamus sends Miz to the mat and then he hits the two running double sledges followed by a shoulder in the corner but Miz avoids the running knee lift.

Sheamus sends Miz to the apron and then kicks him before hitting the ten forearms across the chest, but Sheamus gives Miz 50% more. Sheamus brings Miz back into the ring and hits a power slam for a near fall. Miz with an elbow to Sheamus but Sheamus with a clothesline to the back of the head.

Sheamus with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner and hits the turnbuckles. Sheamus with a kick to Miz and Sheamus goes up top but Miz pulls Sheamus off the turnbuckles and Miz with a DDT for a near fall. Miz with a knee to the hamstring and he tries for the figure four leg lock but Sheamus kicks Miz away and hits the uranage back breaker for a near fall.

Miz with a kick and he tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Sheamus pushes him away. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and gets caught in the corner. Miz with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Miz

Seth Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton talk about what they did to Dean Ambrose. Randy says they did their job well tonight. If they do their job this well on Sunday, nothing will stop him from walking out with the titles. Kane says that maybe he will win on Sunday. Kane says that he has Orton’s back if Orton has his back.

Hunter tells Kane and Orton that they can both trust each other because he does. On Sunday, the WWE Championship will come back to the Authority where it can get some stability and control. Tonight, they need to take care of business. They will need to have trust. Hunter wants to know if he is clear.

Stephanie enters and she says that she trusts him and she loves the way that he handles himself in those situations. Stephanie says that she loves Hunter and she shows it with a kiss.

Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler versus Fandango

They lock up and Fandango with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ziggler with a hip toss but he misses a drop kick when Fandango holds the ropes. Fandango sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and punches him. Fandango with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Fandango with a reverse chin lock.

Fandango sends Ziggler to the mat and then he connects with an elbow to the chest and returns to the reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a clothesline and then he misses a splash into the corner and Ziggler hits the ring post.

Fandango’s music plays and Summer and Layla appear on the announce table and dance.

Fandango punches Ziggler and then he is confused. Ziggler with a drop kick and Fandango with a rollup but Ziggler rolls through and hits the Fameasser for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match, Summer and Layla enter the ring and they dance for Ziggler and then they kiss him.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for a Sonic Promotional Deal on Raw and Damien Sandow is now a car hop for Sonic. Adam Rose and his Entourage interrupt. They fight over who gets to eat the food from Sonic.

Match Number Three: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus . . .

While the Usos are on their way to the ring, Harper and Rowan attack the Usos. Rowan sends Jimmy into the ring post while Harper connects with a running boot that sends Jimmy into the crowd. Harper and Rowan attack Jey in the ring. Harper and Rowan with a double choke slam to Jey.

We go TO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE where we are reminded that Ric Flair will be on Raw.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lana is in the ring behind a lectern while Rusev waves his Russian flag.

Michael Cole brings out Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger.

Michael says that this détente is to work towards the easing of tensions and hostilities between the two countries. Lana has said some things about the United States and Zeb has made a challenge on behalf of Jack Swagger for a match at Battleground.

Lana says for the people who speak the better language, she speaks in Russian. She then says that Mr. Colter and the USA are the same. You use violence to solve all of your problems. America wants to be the savior of the world, but they cannot save themselves. You are desperate and stupid. America is stupid.

Lana tells everyone to shut up while Jerry Lawler makes a Khrushchev reference that JBL wishes he would have made.

Lana says that when your country won its freedom from the British, you decided to fight each other in a Civil War like savages. Unlike Mother Russia, it has always been and always will be a peace loving country. She says that we can come to an understanding if you admit your mistakes and that the USA has made mistakes.

Zeb wants to make sure that he heard Lana correct. She wants him to apologize but Zeb wants to tell her and Bullwinkle that he fought in the muck and mire with bullets over his head. He took a vow to protect the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Zeb tells Lana Hell No.

Lana tells Zeb that his arrogance is why the USA is crumbling into pieces. There is one man who has the remedy to solve and help your nation’s disastrous situations and that is Vladimir Putin.

Zeb tells Loretta that is one ugly man and they have a leader and he is the President of the United States. They show a photo of Obama and Zeb says that whether you like him or not, you respect him.

Zeb wants an answer about the challenge made for Battleground and will he face Swagger?

Rusev says this is war.

Zeb says that he wants Lana to teach Rusev three words . . . WE THE PEOPLE

Lana slaps Zeb and then Swagger takes down Rusev. Lana pulls Swagger off Rusev and then Rusev sends Swagger into the lectern and then hits a splash in the corner. Swagger blocks the jumping thrust kick and he applies the ankle lock.

We see footage of Dean Ambrose being attacked at the start of Raw and the announcement that it is doubtful that he will come back for the main event.

Roman Reigns and John Cena are in the locker room and Cena says that it is just the two of them against the Authority. Cena wants Roman to stand up. He says that Roman wants to be WWE Champion, but he has to trust him. Neither of them will be champion if they do not stand together.

Roman says that he understands numbers games and since they took one out, they will have to take out all three of them.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio versus Rob Van Dam

Del Rio with a kick and snap mare followed by a kick and he gets a near fall. Del Rio backs Van Dam into the corner and Del Rio punches Van Dam. Van Dam with a clothesline that sends Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Van Dam tries for a pescado but Van Dam gets caught in the ring skirt and then Del Rio with an enzuigiri to Van Dam followed by a kick to the head.

Del Rio with a near fall and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Van Dam with a sunset flip for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick and DDT. Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio mocks the thumbs deal and he hits a step up enzuigiri in the corner and he gets a near fall. Del Rio kicks Van Dam and he applies a rear chin lock.

Van Dam with elbows but Del Rio pulls Van Dam to the mat by the hair. Del Rio misses a super kick and Van Dam with clotheslines and then he flips over Del Rio’s back and Van Dam with a rana. Van Dam with a thrust kick to the face followed by Rolling Thunder and Van Dam gets a near fall.

Del Rio punches Van Dam and Van Dam with a kick but he misses the springboard thrust kick. Van Dam with a step over heel kick and then Van Dam goes up top for the Five Star Frog Splash but Del Rio gets his knees up and Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker and Van Dam taps out.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

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