WWE Monday Night Raw (2/24) Play-By-Play Results

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We are in Green Bay, Wisconsin and your announcers are Michael ‘Egon Spengler’ Cole, John ‘Russell Ziskey’ Layfield, and Jerry ‘don’t drive angry’ Lawler.

We begin with Real American playing and Hulk Hogan makes his way to the ring.

Hogan looks at the Wrestlemania sign. He tells everyone in the WWE Universe and the people of Green Bay that tonight marks the turning point in his career because he is home, brothers. Thirty years ago he was part of something very very special. Something that turned into a global phenomenon. The first Wrestlemania. History was made that day and history is being made today with the launch of the WWE Network.

Hogan says that the Hulkamaniacs were a big part in the launch of the WWE Network. He has been walking around like a proud papa because the now, then, and future of the WWE will be immortalized. He can see matches with Bruno Sammartino, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, and the Rock.

The most important thing is the future of the WWE Network. The future is Wrestlemania XXX. Since this is the turning point of his career, he has another announcement. Hogan says that he is the Official Host of Wrestlemania XXX. Hogan says that he has one question . . . Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania, The WWE Network, and Wrestlemania XXX come running over you?

Michael Cole mentions the WWE Network and the one week free trial that you can get. Jerry and John talk about some of the features you can get on the Network.

We go to commercial.

Batista versus Alberto Del Rio in an Elimination Chamber Rematch Match

Batista punches Del Rio and kicks him in the corner. Batista with a hard Irish whip. Batista with a short arm clothesline. Batista follows Del Rio to the floor and he sends Alberto into the ringside barrier and the apron. Del Rio with a drop kick to Batista when Dave returns to the ring and Del Rio punches Batista.

Del Rio tries for a suplex but Batista blocks it and he hits a suplex of his own. Batista clotheslines Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Batista goes to the apron and Del Rio trips Batista and he lands on the apron and falls to the floor. Del Rio sends Batista into the ring steps and we go to commercial.

We are back and Batista is down and Del Rio kicks Batista. The referee checks on Batista while Del Rio mocks Batista. Del Rio goes for a splash in the ropes but Batista moves and Del Rio goes through the ropes to the floor. Del Rio drops Batista on the top rope. Del Rio goes up top but Batista punches Del Rio.

Batista with a superplex and both men are down. Del Rio and Batista exchange punches but Batista with the advantage. Del Rio with a back heel kick but Batista with two clotheslines and a power slam for a near fall. Del Rio with an arm breaker and Del Rio sets for the super kick. Del Rio misses the super kick but then he kicks Batista in the head.

Del Rio misses a charge into the corner and Batista with a spinebuster.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he comes out to watch his opponent at Mania. Alberto Del Rio takes advantage of Batista’s focus on Orton for a rollup and the three count.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Randy says that he apologizes for that. Since their days in Evolution, Batista has been easily distracted. Orton says that it is funny how the WWE Universe has responded to his triumphant return. They don’t like him that much. They have been booing the hell out of you Dave. Randy wonders if Dave is sorry that he even came back.

Batista tells Orton that he is wrong and could not be any more wrong. Batista tells everyone that he LOVES THIS BUSINESS. There is something else that he loves. He loves that they have a voice and so does he. IF the people cheer him, he cheers them back. If they boo him, he boos them back. He says that is honesty, something Randy knows nothing about.

Batista says that it does not matter. What matters is that he goes to Wrestlemania and beats the hell out of someone who used to be his friend. That person became a sniveling, whining, kiss ass sucker.

Batista tells Orton that he is looking at the next WWE Champion. He tells everyone to deal with it.

Big E Langston and Antonio Cesaro walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Big E Langston versus Antonio Cesaro (with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter) in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Langston with a side head lock. Antonio with a side head lock but Langston with a shoulder tackle. Antonio goes to the floor to talk with Zeb and Big Hoss. Antonio returns to the ring and he applies a waist lock and takes Langston to the mat. Langston gets to his feet and he takes Antonio down with a hip lock. Langston with punches but Antonio with knees and a European uppercut. Antonio with another European uppercut and knees.

Langston with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex followed by a second belly-to-belly suplex. Langston with a running shoulder into the corner followed by an Irish whip and another shoulder in the corner.

Langston gets a near fall. Langston with an arm bar. Antonio with a European uppercut followed by a boot to the head. Antonio kicks Langston in the head. Antonio with a rear chin lock. Langston with a punch but Antonio with a knee. Langston with an Irish whip but Antonio with an elbow. Langston catches Antonio coming off the turnbuckles and he hits three back breakers and he gets a near fall.

Langston with an arm bar on Antonio. Antonio with a head butt to get out of the hold. Antonio with a side head lock take down into a rollup. Antonio catches Langston on a leap frog attempt and Antonio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker with one arm for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Antonio with a reverse chin lock on Langston. Antonio with a punch and Langston fires back. Antonio with a European uppercut and then Langston presses Antonio over his head and drops him behind him. Langston misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post with his shoulder. Antonio gets a near fall and then he hits a double stomp for a near fall. Antonio with European uppercuts in the corner followed by a running European uppercut for a near fall.

Antonio with a sleeper. Langston with elbows but Langston gets Antonio on his shoulders but Antonio escapes the Big Ending attempt and hits a power slam for a near fall. Antonio with the dead lift side salto for a near fall. Antonio with a reverse chin lock. Antonio with a European uppercut while Langston responds with punches. Antonio with a sleeper but Langston rolls through to escape.

Antonio with an elbow but Langston with clotheslines. Antonio misses a clothesline and Langston with a belly-to-belly suplex. Langston with the Ultimate Warrior Splash for a near fall. The straps come down and he gets Antonio up for the Big Ending but Antonio escapes and he hits the pop up European uppercut for a near fall.

Antonio signals for the Giant Swing and he takes Langston down but Langston kicks Antonio away. Langston with a uranage to a charging Antonio for a near fall. Antonio sends Langston to the floor. Swagger tries to attack Langston on the floor but Langston moves and Langston with a clothesline. Antonio with a spinebuster and then he puts Langston in the Giant Swing.

Swagger puts Langston in the ankle lock and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Big E Langston (by disqualification)

After the match, Antonio wants to know what Swagger was doing. Langston attacks Swagger and Antonio hits him from behind and then he applies the Gotch Style Neutralizer.

We take a look back at the Elimination Chamber and what happened to John Cena.

We go to commercial.

John Cena makes his way to the ring to discuss what happened to him at the Elimination Chamber.

John says that it is spectacular to see Hulk Hogan back home where he belongs hosting Wrestlemania. The WWE Universe will remember tonight and they will remember Green Bay. Raw 1083 is the day that changed everything. The WWE Network debuted and the future is now.

John says that he has been sending a message to anyone who wants to listen. If you have the guts to carry the WWE into the future, you need to go through him to prove it. John says that there are mixed emotions, but the underlying theme is respect. The future of this business will run through him.

When you talk bold like that, you make yourself a big target. Enter Bray Wyatt. Bray, a misunderstood monster, he has caused quite a stir in the WWE. He knew that he would get face to face with the Wyatt Family. He did not expect it to be in the Elimination Chamber. He saw Bray Wyatt last night and Bray cost him a Main Event Match at Wrestlemania. Is Bray a one trick pony or does he want to make a bold move, right here, right now.

Cena is ready for a fight and then the lights go out and Bray tells Green Bay that they are here.

Bray says that this world has an infection and a virus is the human race. Through all of these troubling times, it makes all sense that John would put himself in the middle. What would the world be like without its hero or its knight in shining armor. John is hollow and full of empty promises. John promises to save these people and keep them safe. You tell them that everything will be alright as long as he is around. John is a liat. This is a terrible world. It is a lonely and dark place. John stands for these illusions while Bray says that he stands for everything that is real.

John says that the future has to come through him first and Bray agrees with John. Bray says that he wants to properly introduce himself. His name is Bray Wyatt and they are the reapers who bring death to this era of lies.

John tells Bray who he is and he tells Bray that if one of them slide under the bottom rope, they are starting something. They may be starting something that they may not be able to finish.

Cena goes after Harper and Rowan when they try to enter the ring. Wyatt is able to control Cena and Harper and Rowan join in. Wyatt holds Harper and Rowan back while Cena struggles to get up. Cena goes after Wyatt while favoring his ankle. The Wyatts attack Cena again. Cena struggles to get back to his feet and the Wyatts leave the ring.

Wyatt with a flying cross body after Rowan distracts Cena.

Bray tells us to Follow the Buzzards as we go to commercial.

Christian versus Sheamus

They lock up and Sheamus with a clean break. They lock up again and Sheamus sends Christian to the floor. Sheamus holds his abdomen, showing the effects from their match on Smackdown and the Elimination Chamber. Christian with punches but Sheamus sends Christian into the corner and he punches Christian. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline for a near fall.

Sheamus with a knee to the back followed by a quarter nelson and chin lock. Christian punches Sheamus and Sheamus clotheslines Christian over the top rope to the floor. Christian trips Sheamus but he takes too long to use the post so Sheamus pulls Christian into the post with his legs.

Sheamus with knee drops to the head followed by a leaping knee drop. Christian goes to the apron and Sheamus tries for the forearms but Christian blocks it. Christian drops Sheamus on the top rope and then he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Sheamus with a forearm but Christian with a knee.

Christian tries to send Sheamus into the turnbuckles but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus with a back drop that sends Christian over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for another tribute for Black History Month. This week we take a look at Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas.
Seth Rollins wants to know where Dean Ambrose was last night. Dean says that he is sick of being ganged up on and having to explain himself. If they don’t trust him, he is out of here.

Seth says that he wants to believe him but it has happened so many times.

The Wyatts enter and Roman Reigns challenges Bray to a one on one match with everyone left behind.

Bray accepts the match.

We go to the Raw Pre-Show Panel and we see two-thirds of the people who joined Josh Mathews. Booker T and Ric Flair are with Josh. Booker talks about the Christian and Sheamus match but he also mentions the Bray Wyatt/Roman Reigns match. Ric Flair wants to know what is going to happen with John Cena as well as the match between the Big Red Monster and Daniel . . . Bryan.

Daniel Bryan versus Kane

We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan to a big pop. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Kane in pants and a wifebeater, but with pyro. The bell rings and Bryan attacks. He unloads with kicks into the corner and beats Kane down. Kane works on his injured arm. Bryan is taped up once again. Kane with shots in the corner before throwing Bryan into the turnbuckles. Bryan turns it around with more kicks. Bryan works on Kane’s leg as the fans chant his name.

Kane turns it around and beats Bryan down. Kane keeps Bryan on the mat and works on his shoulder. Bryan goes for a dive through the ropes but runs into a big right hand. Kane sends Bryan shoulder first into the steel steps. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Bryan is kicking away at Kane. Kane goes back for the shoulder and covers for a 1 count. Kane with a clothesline in the corner and another pin attempt. Bryan comes back with a dropkick. Fans chant “yes” as he clutches the shoulder. More back and forth. Kane goes to the top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan climbs up and sends Kane flying to the mat. Bryan with two big dropkicks in the corner. Kane blocks the third with a right hand. Kane charges but Bryan sends him out to the floor. Bryan nails a dive through the ropes. Bryan with a big dropkick into the barrier. They come back into the ring and Bryan hits kicks and the roundhouse for another 2 count. Bryan goes to the top for the big headbutt but Kane grabs him for a chokeslam. Kane covers for a close 2 count. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Kane counters. Bryan counters another chokeslam but Kane fights the Yes Lock off. Bryan with the flying knee for the win.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

- After the match, Bryan takes the mic and mentions how he confronted The Authority earlier today. Bryan calls Triple H a coward. Bryan yells it again. Bryan says he challenged Triple H to a match at WrestleMania and he hid behind his Stephanie’s skirt. Bryan says Triple H has ignored what the fans want ever since he put on the suit. Bryan tells the people to make their voice heard and a “yes” chant starts. Bryan asks if Triple H is listening. Bryan tells Triple H to make the match – Bryan vs. HHH at WrestleMania XXX. Bryan’s music hits as the fans chant.

- Still to come, Reigns vs. Wyatt. Also, Brock Lesnar is now confirmed to appear. We see Summer Rae and Fandango dancing in the back. Back to commercial.

- We get another Lana and Alexander Rusev vignette.

Emma vs. Summer Rae

Back from the break and Summer Rae is out with Fandango. Emma is out with Santino Marella next. Emma dances and shoves Summer to the mat to start the match. Back and forth action with Emma controlling most.

Summer takes Emma to the mat and works on her arm. Emma fights to her feet. Emma blocks a kick and applies the Emma-Lock for the win.

Winner: Emma

- After the match, Santino comes in the ring to dance with Emma.

- We get more hype for Hulk Hogan’s return to WWE. We see footage of Hogan’s return to kick off tonight’s show.

- Still to come, The Usos vs. The New Age Outlaws. Back to commercial.

The Usos vs. The New Age Outlaws

Back from the break and both teams are out. Road Dogg takes the mic and asks them to leave the ring so they can do their introduction. He says we already know the outcome of the match. Dogg does his promo but turns around to a superkick from one of the Usos. They unload and hit the big splash for the quick non-title win.

Winners: The Usos

- More WWE Network hype from the announcers.

Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt

 

Back from the break and Bray Wyatt makes his entrance by himself. They lock up and go at it after Reigns starts with the upperhand. Bray beats Reigns down and drops him with a right. Reigns tries to fight back but Wyatt keeps control. Reigns ends up coming back and tossing Bray to the floor. Reigns follows and hits a huge clothesline as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Bray is in control. He hits the big splash as fans cheer for Jerry Lawler. During the break, Bray sent Reigns into the steel steps. Bray drops a knee and hits Reigns with right hands. Bray chokes Reigns on the ropes now. More back and forth. Bray knocks Reigns out of the air and covers for a 2 count. Fans start chanting for Undertaker now. Bray splashes Reigns in the corner. Reigns dodges the next splash and Wyatt goes down.

Reigns with a big flying clothesline and one in the corner. Reigns beats Bray down in the corner. He runs out of the ring and hits the big dropkick on the apron. Reigns with a big slam for a 2 count. The lights go out and when they come back on, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are at ringside. Seth Rollins runs out of nowhere and leaps out of the ring, taking out Rowan and Harper. Bray rolls Reigns up for a 2 count. Reigns misses a spear in the corner and hits the ring post. Harper and Rowan beat Rollins down at ringside now. Dean Ambrose finally runs down and saves Rollins. He brawls with Harper. Reigns with a Superman punch on Wyatt. Reigns knocks Harper off the apron. Ambrose rushes the ring and attacks Bray for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Bray Wyatt

- After the bell, everyone starts brawling. The Shield clear the ring. Both teams stare each other down as The Shield’s music hits.

- We see Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar backstage. Heyman asks Lesnar not to tear anything or anyone up. Heyman points Lesnar to the ring and we go to commercial.

 

- We go to the ring with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. The apron is black and there’s a couch. Heyman introduces them and refers to Lesnar as the #1 contender. He says Lesnar is not in a good mood tonight. Heyman says Batista and Randy Orton need to get their match out of the way now so the winner can fight Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. Heyman says The Authority have offered Lesnar an open contract for WrestleMania. He can name any opponent for his choosing. Heyman says Lesnar wants history to conquer.

Heyman talks about how Lesnar has conquered everything, including UFC, and says Lesnar wants to win the titles at WrestleMania but Stephanie and Triple H won’t put it in front of him to conquer. Heyman says the open contract doesn’t mean a thing to Lesnar. Lesnar wants to make history. Heyman tells The Authority “no thank you” to the contract. They can have WrestleMania all they want but they can’t have it with Lesnar. Heyman demands they give him history to conquer. They go to leave the ring and the lights go out. The bells go off and The Undertaker entrance begins.

Taker comes out to a big pop and stares at Lesnar as he makes his way to the ring. Taker walks around the table and comes face to face with Lesnar as the crowd pops. A big chant for Taker breaks out. They keep staring until Taker looks up at the WrestleMania sign and back at Lesnar. Lesnar shakes his head yes. Lesnar signs the contract and jabs the pen at Taker. Heyman laughs. Heyman says if Taker wants to sign it, he can have the match with Lesnar at WrestleMania. Taker slams down on Lesnar’s arm and chokeslams him through the table. Fans chant “holy shit” and Taker’s name as he looks up at the WrestleMania sign and poses. The match is official. RAW goes off the air with Taker making his exit.

- The first-ever RAW Backstage Pass post-show opens up with a shot of Paul Heyman checking on Brock Lesnar as The Undertaker made his exit. We go to Alex Riley, Ric Flair, Booker T and Josh Mathews on the panel. They talk about The Undertaker and Lesnar.

- Renee Young is backstage waiting to get a word with Lesnar. We go back to the panel to talk about Hulk Hogan’s return. We get a look at the ring where Heyman, trainers and referees are checking on Lesnar, who is still laid out on the table. We go back to the panel to talk about the Road to WrestleMania.

- Byron Saxton is backstage with Xavier Woods and Dolph Ziggler to get their thoughts on tonight’s RAW. Ziggler was wearing a Hulkamania shirt. We see Lesnar walking out on his own and limping. Still to come, an update on John Cena and an interview with Hulk Hogan. We go to commercial.

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