Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw aired live from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD last night. Before the show could kick off, we received word that Daniel Bryan’s father passed away. Once the show did begin, Brie Bella was standing in the ring and Daniel Bryan came down to the ring to a roaring crowd. The look on his face could tell that he was gracious for the support from the WWE universe. Stephanie McMahon came down to the ring looking as fine as she wanna look. She wanted to give Daniel and Brie Bryan a wedding gift in the form of Daniel Bryan taking on Kane at Extreme Rules. Kane’s music plays and Stephanie is screaming telling Kane not right now. While she’s looking up the ramp, Kane appears from the crowd and attacks Daniel Bryan, who took a number of Tombstone Piledrivers outside of the ring. Daniel Bryan was taken out of the arena on a stretcher with his wife by his side. I think he’ll be back by Extreme Rules.
Throughout the night, the ‘E was promoting the appearance of Hugh Jackman on next week’s Monday Night RAW hailing from St. Louis. The last time Jackman was there, Dolph Ziggler got that jaw broken.
Bad News Barrett defeated Sheamus in a pretty great match in the Intercontinental Title Tournament. The Bad News Barrett gimmick is over with the fans.
Bray Wyatt cut another sermon about the truth and how the people are standing against John Cena. It’s crazy how Bray is over with the fans. But hey, The Wyatt Family is one of the best things going in the ‘E. The fans sung along as Bray finished with “The Whole World”.
Los Matadores defeated 3… well 2½ MB as the continuing storyline between El Torito vs. Hornswoggle is being built up. I’m still mad that Drew McIntyre took the L in this match. But the kids loved it so the ‘E is hitting their target audience with that.
Evolution showed up to the arena in the black limo as Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista made their way to the ring to cut a promo. Triple H referred to himself as a father who had to discipline his sons for getting out of line. It’s things like that which makes Triple H who he is in this business. I still think for Evolution to work this time around, they need a younger wrestler to fill out the group. The Shield music played and the roof almost came off the arena. Seeing how Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns all mesh together is what makes them work as a group. Plus over the year, they have cut the best promos. Dean Ambrose talked about not being humbled, Seth Rollins vowed at Extreme Rules that the Evolution reunion will be halted and Roman Reigns was ready to scrap. They even labeled Evolution Cream Puffs. Haha! So when The Shield made their way up to fight Evolution, Triple H brought up option three and out came a bunch of mid-card heels to back them up. (Including Fandango — *CRYING*) I’m sure Triple H had a big mug of tea because his voice, yikes.
It seems to me that there are more Bo Dallas vignettes than there are for Adam Rose. Rose is the better superstar, in my opinion.
Ryabxel were at the commentary’s table for the Usos/Rhodes Brothers match. From what I’ve read, Ryback was in rare form during commentary. The Usos picked up the win and there seemed to be issues between Cody and Goldust. After they left the ring, the Usos were attacked by Ryabxel, which may set up a tag team title match at Extreme Rules.
Layla was looking so fine in the ring. LAWD JESUS! I pretty much #nosold this match. Emma got the win when she pulled out her sock and hit Layla with it.
Renee Young interviewed John Cena who was worried about taking on the Wyatt Family. I kind of figured where it was going once he made reference to fighting all three of them.
Cesaro has new theme music! Paul Heyman went on a rant about Brock Lesnar ending The Streak. Then Cesaro lost to RVD in the Intercontinental Title Tournament due to interference from Jack Swagger. Next week it will be Bad News Barrett vs. RVD in the finals. Post match fight occurs and Cesaro swings Swagger. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Renee Young interview RVD who is interrupted by Cesaro and Paul Heyman. Heyman mentions that the RVD that he knows wouldn’t take such a cheap victory while RVD warns Cesaro to stay away from Heyman.
Paige defeated Aksana in a ho-hum match. I like Paige but this match was boring.
Lana came out to put over Alexander Rusev and I was in full creep mode because Lana… YES!!! Rusev defeated Sin Cara which showed Sin Cara mounting more offense than Xavier Woods and R-Truth combined.
The main event was announced as John Cena talking on The Wyatt Family. Great match as the fans were over with the Wyatts. The end came when Cena hit the AA on Bray Wyatt and Harper broke up the pin as the ref called for the bell. The post match beatdown showed Bray Wyatt hitting Sister Abigail on Cena. The show ended with Bray Wyatt cradling Cena’s head and singing on the way out.
When RAW went off the air, Bray Wyatt got on the mic and stated that Cena couldn’t beat him and there wasn’t anyone in the back to help them. Bray tells Rowan and Harper to hold up Cena and then The Shield music plays. The Shield beat up The Wyatts as they hit their spots. After that, The Shield stood around as the fans went home happy.
Pretty decent show overall. Figures that the script was changed due to a premature leak and the unfortunate loss that Daniel Bryan suffered. But Monday Night RAW will be back in September and guess who will be at that show, ringside again?