WWE RAW Results – March 17, 2014
In-Ring Segment: Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton
After a lengthy video recap of last week’s “occupy RAW” segment, this week’s RAW opens with Triple H standing by himself in the middle of the ring. HHH says when it’s all said and done, he wants us to understand that this is all our fault. He says he’s going to end the “Yes! Movement.” He mentions that he has a few things to say to Daniel Bryan, and he’s going to say them to his face later tonight. Before he can continue, Batista’s music hits.
“The Animal” makes his way to the ring to a round of boo’s from the fans in San Antonio. Batista says Triple H may have big problems with Daniel Bryan, but he’s got bigger problems with him. He complains about Hunter adding Bryan to “his” match at WrestleMania. Batista asks HHH what he was thinking. HHH says Bryan doesn’t stand a chance in hell of beating him.
Before either guy can continue speaking, Randy Orton’s music hits. With that said, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring. Orton says he has to agree with “Big Dave” on this one. He complains about Bryan being added to his match. HHH again says Bryan won’t beat him so it’s not an issue. He asks them if Bryan has really gotten that far inside their heads. Batista says apparently not as much as he’s gotten inside yours. Orton asks HHH to give him Bryan tonight. He tells him to make it a no disqualification match so he can prove that he can do what Batista couldn’t do last week.
Orton informs Batista that the fans aren’t cheering Daniel Bryan because of his “stupid ‘Yes! Movement.’” He says they’re cheering Bryan because they hate Batista so much. Batista says they cheer Bryan because the fans think Orton as WWE World Heavyweight Champion “sucks.” He calls Orton a paper champion. The two go face-to-face. HHH walks off. Batista asks HHH where he’s going. He demands that he fixes this situation. HHH says he’s sick of troll-face gremlins like Daniel Bryan and fans cheering for him. He also says he’s sick of “Hollywood movie stars” coming back to this business. He tells Orton he’s also sick of him needing HHH to hold his hand to win a match. He says he’s thinking “the old man was right.” He finishes by saying that if he beats Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania, there will be a triple-threat match for the title, but it won’t be Bryan added to the match, it’s going to be him. Basically put, now the stipulation is whoever wins between HHH and Bryan, they get added to the main event. As HHH walks away, Orton nails Batista out of the blue with an RKO.
Backstage: Renee Young With Batista
Backstage, Renee Young tries to get a reaction from Batista to what just happened. An angry Batista talks about how coming back was a mistake. With that said, he storms off.
The Usos vs. The Real Americans
Michael Cole mentions that The Usos, who we see backstage, will be in action next against The Real Americans. On that note, we head to a commercial break. After the quick Renee Young interview with Batista, WWE World Tag-Team Champions The Usos make their way to the ring. The Real Americans, already in the ring, get some final instructions from Zeb Colter before the bell rings.
The match starts with a loud “We The People” chant. Swagger takes Uso down, however Uso quickly turns the tide and gains the upper-hand in the match early on. There’s a lot of back-and-forth action, with all four members getting a turn in the ring. Swagger ends up knocking Uso out to the floor with a big boot to the face as we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, we see Uso fighting back against both Cesaro and Swagger. Some highlights of action that took place during the break is shown as The Real Americans utilize some double-team action to regain control of the offense. When the smoke clears, Cesaro is going to work on Uso in the heel corner of the ring.
Our first random “CM Punk” chant breaks out as Swagger tags in and picks up where Cesaro left off. Uso hits a big kick that drops Swagger and then tags in his brother. Jey Uso takes the hot tag and comes in flying all over the place, hitting anything that moves. Out of nowhere, Cesaro gets Jey in position for the Cesaro Swing, but Jimmy interferes and cuts him off.
Uso goes to the top rope for the big splash, but Cesaro pulls his partner out to the floor to save his team from defeat. The finish comes when Cesaro blasts Uso with a flying European uppercut and follows it up with his Neutralizer finisher. 1-2-3. The Real Americans get the victory in this non-title contest.
Winners: The Real Americans
Backstage: Kane & The Shield
After some highlights of what went down with Kane and The Shield on SmackDown, we see The Shield standing backstage. Kane walks up and talks about how they all made some regrettable decisions. He asks if he can make sure that he can count on them. They say yes. He says if they aren’t, they’ll find out how replaceable they are.
Bad News Barrett & Hornswoggle
Hornswoggle is shown at ringside handing out St. Patrick’s Day cheer to the fans. As he continues, Bad News Barrett’s music hits and he pops up from his podium. He says he’s got some bad news. His bad news is basically that everyone is going to get drunk and regret their actions.
Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil
After the Bad News Barrett segment, Sheamus makes his way to the ring. We’re told by Michael Cole that after the break Sheamus will battle Titus O’Neil in a “St. Patrick’s Day showdown.” On that note, we head to commercial.
Sheamus begins the match by landing some big punches. Titus comes back with punches of his own. Sheamus hits the ropes, blocks a hit toss, and connects with a big clothesline. Titus fights back up and hits a club to the back. Sheamus charges in and clotheslines Titus to the outside. Sheamus dives off the apron onto Titus on the outside. Titus slams Sheamus back first into the ring post. Titus connects with a sidebuster and tosses Sheamus to the side.
The match gets back in the ring. Titus connects with some mounted punches and kicks. Titus covers for a 1 count. Sheamus fights back to his feet, but Titus connects with his fall away slam. Sheamus rolls to the outside. Titus gives chase, but grabs Hornswoggle. Titus tosses Hornswoggle into the ring. Titus grabs him and starts slapping him around. Titus picks Hornswoggle up, and his a fall away slam, but Sheamus catches him. Hornswoggle goes head first into the mid section of Titus. Sheamus connects with his 10 clubbing blows in the ropes.
Sheamus hoists O’Neil up and hits a big slam. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick. He lands it. 1-2-3. Sheamus gets the pinfall victory.
After The Match
After the match, Renee Young interviews Sheamus in the ring. She asks him how he is going to spend the rest of his St. Patrick’s Day. Sheamus wishes everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day and says he will be entering the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Christian ends up attacking Sheamus from behind. Christian slams Sheamus shoulder first into the steel steps. Christian hits his finisher on Sheamus and walks off.