In-Ring Segment: Stephanie McMahon, Randy Orton and Batista
RAW opens with an extensive video package highlighting what went down between Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Daniel Bryan last Monday night. After that, Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as “one of the principle owners of WWE,” Stephanie McMahon, is introduced.
Stephanie makes her way to the ring with a big smile on her face. She gets on the mic and thanks everyone for coming, but informs them that Daniel Bryan will not be here tonight. The fans are getting all over Stephanie with boo’s and “you suck” chants. Really loud. Stephanie downplays the “Yes! Movement,” to which the Brooklyn fans explode in “Yes!” chants, complete the hand-raising gesture. As Stephanie continues, an enormous “CM Punk” chant breaks out. A really big one, folks! It doesn’t last long, however, and Stephanie continues to talk, putting over Triple H.
As Steph continues to talk, Randy Orton’s music interupts her. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring with a scowl on his face. Orton says he’s not here to argue with anything she said. He says he respects Stephanie and her husband. He says, however, that he will have to beat her husband up if he gets past Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania. The crowd explodes into a loud “Daniel Bryan” chant. Steph cuts Orton off to inform the fans that they can chant all they want, but he is not going to show up. Orton sucks up to Steph a bit, but then tells her to make him walk away from the title match at WrestleMania. The fans erupt into a big “boring” chant.
As the “boring” chants continue, Batista’s music plays. The Brooklyn fans explode again, this time with hate-inspired “boo’s.” Batista’s music fades and the boo’s get louder. Batista says he doesn’t care about the fans, or who is in the ring with him at WrestleMania, he’s walking out as champion. As he continues to speak, his mic starts cutting out. He gets a different one. Steph cuts him off and says she can’t hear a word he’s saying. She takes the mic from him and tells him to pick up the other one. He does. “Check one-two, is this thing on?” says “The Animal.” The crowd responds by boo’ing the crap out of him again. Batista tells Orton he makes him sick and mocks him for sucking up to Stephanie. Batista says he’s drooling all over her, but that he’s got news for him — she’s probably been drooled on plenty of times. Stephanie slaps Batista and storms off. Orton falls down laughing. Batista turns around and spears Orton. He then holds the titles up in the air. His music plays, the fans boo on cue, and he exits the ring with a smirk on his face and a swagger in his step. We head to commercial.
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
When we return from commercial, Alberto Del Rio’s music is playing. He’s standing in the ring with Christian. We see Big E. seated at ringside. Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and the fans go insane with cheers. Wow that was a huge pop. Sheamus comes out to what sounded like a bit of a mixed reaction. Very lively crowd tonight in the Barclays Center. We have a fatal four-way match coming up now. We’re told that the winner gets a shot at the WWE Intercontinental Championship, which would explain Bg E. being at ringside for this one.
The bell rings and immediately Christian and Del Rio end up on the floor. Sheamus and Ziggler battle it out in the ring as Michael Cole reminds us that all four of these men will be part of the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX. Christian and Del Rio come back in the ring and they double-team Ziggler. Christian goes to dive on Sheamus on the floor, but Sheamus catches him and hits a fall-away slam on him into the barricade. Everyone ends up laid out on the floor as we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Ziggler and Del Rio are going at it. Del Rio eats an elbow in the corner. Ziggler charges and gets thrown high into the air and lands face first into the canvas. Sheamus pulls Del Rio out of the ring and hits his rolling senton on the outside. Christian comes behind Sheamus and tosses him into the ring post. Christian goes for a cross body, but Ziggler rolls through into a close near fall. Christian back on the offensive with knees and right hands to Ziggler. Christian covers and gets a 2 count. Ziggler fights back to his feet, but Christian tosses Ziggler over the top to the outside. Sheamus shows up behind Christian and lands some lariats followed by a high knee. Del Rio charges and eats the irish curse. Christian gets tossed to the outside. Sheamus gets Del Rio on the apron and connects with his ten forearm blows.
Sheamus goes to the top, but Ziggler comes out of nowhere to hit an X Factor off the top rope for a very close 2 count. Christian back in the ring and Ziggler hits 10 punches in the corner. Ziggler connects with a big DDT to Del Rio and covers for another close 2 count. Christian hangs Ziggler up on the top rope. Ziggler went for the fameasser, but Christian counters into a power bomb. Del Rio hits a kick to the head but the cover is broken up by Sheamus. Sheamus takes Del Rio down and locks in the clover leaf. He lets it go and Sheamus hits a power slam on Christian. Sheamus calls for the brogue kick. He goes for it but Del Rio cuts him off. Del Rio locks the cross arm breaker on Sheamus. Sheamus fights back to his feet and lift Del Rio up. Ziggler hits a double Zig Zag. Christian comes out of nowhere and nails Ziggler with his Killswitch. 1-2-3. Christian wins the match, and the right to face Big E. for the I-C title on tomorrow night’s live edition of WWE Main Event.
Wyatt Family Promo
We see The Wyatt Family on the big screen. Bray mentions that people usually don’t believe in things they can’t see or touch. He says it is human nature. He says in the case of John Cena, we all see him. He said how could we miss him with everything the WWE shoves down our throats. What Bray is wonder though, is if John has seen Bray for what he is. He says he is the way to eternal pain. He asks John what could he possibly do to harm something that just can’t feel. Luke Harper says he can hear John whispering, and now they are coming to find him. Wyatt ends by simply saying “run.” We head to commercial.
Sin Cara (with Scooby-Doo) vs. Damien Sandow
When we return from commercial, we hear some unfamiliar music. We see Sin Cara making his way to the ring, and he’s joined by Scooby-Doo. Already in the ring is Damien Sandow. The bell rings to make this one official.
The fans break out in a light “Scooby-Doo” chant as Sandow goes to work on Sin Cara in the corner of the ring. As Sin Cara begins fighting back, a random “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Sin Cara hits his finisher off the top and pins Sandow. Sandow gets basically squashed in about two minutes. Yikes. We head to another commercial break.
Winner: Sin Cara