[Show: WWE Raw] [Location: Minneapolis, Min] [Date: 6/9/14] [Airing Live On The USA Network]
Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, we open Raw with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon coming out to the ring. HHH says it’s a good night to be right. She shows a video of his doctor telling us that he is not cleared to wrestle at MITB and will be evaluated later this month. Therefore, he will have to vacate the title. This is not the WWE fan club, it’s the WWE and what’s best for business is for the champion to defend his title. They say that they have to strip him of the WWE title. The show must go on for everyone else and there will be a WWE Championship ladder match at MITB. There will be a series of matches on tonight’s show to qualify for the match. Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton. At MITB we will crown a new WWE Champion. Triple H points out that Daniel Bryan is not WWE champion material and he proved it with his injury. He is not even here tonight. He adds that Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will take on the Wyatt Family tonight.
MITB Qualifying Match: Bad News Barrett Vs. Sheamus
They trade right hands to kick off the match, but Sheamus connects with a clothesline to knock down Barrett. However, Barrett fires back with right hands, he nails a big time clothesline. Sheamus rolled to the apron, he connects with a right hand, but Barrett knocks him off the apron. Barrett nails a stepping shoulder block. Barrett throws him back into the ring, but Sheamus clotheslines him. He sends him to the apron, he goes and lands clubbing right hands to Barrett. Sheamus nails a suplex for a near fall. Sheamus heads to the top rope, he misses a knee drop, Barrett kicks him in the face, but Sheamus clotheslines Barrett to the floor.
We’re back, Barrett has Sheamus in a headlock, but Sheamus fights out. Barrett cuts him off with an elbow. He follows it up with a stepping suplex for a near fall. Barrett heads to the top rope where he goes for an elbow, but Sheamus puts up the knees. Sheamus with a series of clotheslines, he nails a spear, a running high knee, but runs into a knee by Barrett. Off a reversal, Sheamus hits the back breaker for a near fall. Sheamus runs into the winds of change for a near fall. Barrett goes for wasteland, but blocked. Sheamus goes for brogue kick but missed. Sheamus hits a power slam for a near fall. Sheamus attempts the Brogue kick, but missed. Barrett rolls to the floor and Sheamus hits an outside dive, but eats the barricade. Barrett gets in the ring and so does Sheamus. Barrett hit wasteland for the near fall! He goes for bull hammer, but missed and Sheamus nails the white noise for a near fall. Sheamus on the apron, they trade right hands, Sheamus goes for a shoulder block, but Barrett hit the head butt. Barrett with several kicks to the head of Sheamus. He sends him into the ring post once, twice and then back into the ring. Barrett pulls him into the ring, the referee pulls him away and when he turns around, he eats a brogue kick for the win.
Luke Harper and Eric Rowan do a backstage promo, Harper says that he sometimes get’s urges from a deep dark place and then Bray Wyatt appears. He says that the Shield once was the most dominant force in the WWE, but he does not recall that. He says he is reborn.
Rusev Vs. Zack Ryder
It’s crush Rusev time! Rusev nails a kick to the gut of Ryder and then the accolade.
Goldust & R-Truth Vs. Rybackaxel
Ryback Axel jumps all over Truth, but Goldust gets the hot tag very early. He clears house, he nails a suplex on Axel and then a moonsault off the top rope taking out the team. Goldust with a sunset flip powerbomb Ryback sends Truth to the floor, but eats a spinebuster by Goldust. Axel rolls up Goldust for the win. Very short match.
Layla is talking to her stylist about how Summer Rae is no where near her level. However Summer Rae dumps milk all over her and then attacks her.