WWE Raw Results – March 3rd, 2014
We open Raw with CM Punk’s music! But out comes Paul Heyman! Heyman grabs the microphone and says he deserves louder chants than that. Heyman sits down and says that he came here tonight to tell us the story of a Paul Heyman guy. A Paul Heyman guy who was never truly wanted in the WWE. A man who people in the back thought was too small and did not have the look to main event Wrestlemania. A man who they never wanted then and that they never wanted right now. The crowd explodes with Punk chants. He says he is here to tell the story of a man who had the balls to say things that no one else has the balls to say. He says this is his pipebomb about CM Punk, who he says is not here this evening. He says if Punk was here tonight he would do what he has been doing all along, and that is be the best in the world. Heyman than says why is CM Punk not here, and why no one will talk about him anymore. Heyman says that there is a finger to pointed at to why Punk isn’t here and it is because of the people. Heyman says the truth hurt to the crowd, and thats why he always lies. He says when Punk was with him he was happy, and then when he went to the people he said he grew unhappy. He says the people would give him love and respect and look where that left him.
Heyman than says he also blames the Undertaker. He says the downward spiral started with Punk not defeating the Undertaker. Heyman says he wants revenge on Undertaker, and the only way to do it is to end the streak. He then says the only man to do this is Brock Lesnar. Out comes Brock. Heyman shows a video of Taker chokeslamming Brock. Brock grabs the mic and says that he doesn’t make claims that he can’t back up. He says Undertaker is scared and that many have fallen to him, including CM Punk. He says the streak will end by him, and drops the microphone.
Brock is about to leave and out comes Mark Henry! Henry and Lesnar go at it, with Lesnar throwing him into the steps. Lesnar hits Henry with the steel steps, and begins to break apart the table. Brock Lesnar picks Henry up and delivers an F-5 through the table! Lesnar stands tall and as expected, the CM Punk chants continue.
We are told that The Usos will take on the New Age Outlaws for the Tag Team Championships up next.
New Age Outlaws vs The Usos – WWE Tag Team Championships
Road Dogg and Jey Uso start the match. Road Dogg takes advantage and tags in Gunn. Gunn hits multiple strikes to the face, and tags in Road Dogg again. Jey fights back, but runs into a clothesline. Road Dogg throws Jey to the outside and stands tall as we head to commercial. We return with the Outlaws in control. Gunn hits a kick to the head but only gets a 2 count. Road Dogg is tagged back in but gets hit with a big kick to the head. The crowd is heavy behind the Usos and Jimmy gets the tag! Jimmy begins to clean house and start his comeback on Gunn! Jimmy hits a Samoan drop on Gunn and takes out Road Dogg! Jimmy gets rolled up by Gunn after a distraction but kicks out. Bill Gunn then hits a tilt a whirl slam for a 2 count. Gunn goes for the Fame Asser but misses! Jimmy tags in Jey and takes out Road Dogg! Jey hits a superkick on Gunn and finishes him off with the top rope splash! Jey goes for the cover and gets the 3 count!
Winner AND NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Usos
The Usos celebrate in the middle of the ring as the new tag team champions!
We go backstage with the Divas talking about Aaron Paul.
Big E vs Cesaro
Cesaro starts off with a huge backbreaker on Big E. Cesaro hits an uppercut, but Big E hits a belly to belly right after. Cesaro takes control again with a Cesaro Swing! Swagger comes in the ring and hits a Swagger Bomb, causing a DQ.
Winner: (By DQ) Big E
Cesaro and Swagger argue and Big E hits the Big Ending on Cesaro. Swagger and Cesaro continue to argue.
The Shield vs The Wyatt Family
Ambrose and Rollins hit suicide dives on Rowan and Harper, and Reigns hits a samoan drop on Bray. The match now officially start with Rollins and Harper. Rollins lands on his feet on a back drop from the top, and then throws Harper to the outside. Rollins hits a flip on the outside on Harper and lands on his feet! He gets back in the ring and does a flip to the other side on Rowan and lands on his feet! Rollins goes up top and Ambrose gets in the ring to take care of Bray. Ambrose hits the ropes which causes Rollins to lose his balance. Rollins is down and Harper is in control as we head to commercial break.
We return with Harper in control over Rollins. Rollins fights back but runs into a shoulder block. Harper mocks the Shield and runs into a kick by Rollins. Rollins tries to make a tag but the Shield get off the apron after being distracted by Bray. Rowan is tagged in but Rollins fights him off. Ambrose is tagged and begins to beat down Rowan. Ambrose hits a big clothesline and then hits a dropkick to the leg of Rowan. Rowan is then put into the figure four by Ambrose! Harper attacks Ambrose and Reigns takes him out. Bray is tagged in and hits a big slam on Ambrose. Bray is now in complete control.
Harper is tagged in and beats down in the corner. Ambrose spits on Harper and Harper puts his feet in Ambroses face. Rowan is then tagged in and begins to work on the head of Dean. Dean pulls the beard of Rowan but then walks into a sidewalk slam. Harper is tagged in. Harper hits an uppercut but Ambrose hits a clothesline. Bray is tagged in and Dean takes him down. Dean goes for the tag but Rollins steps down! Rollins leaves and Reigns asks what he is doing. Rollins says they left him dead in the water earlier and they have to figure it out themselves. Reigns comes in and cleans house!
Reigns hits a spear on Rowan on the outside, and then Harper hits a dive on Reigns. Bray hits Ambrose on the outside and brings him back in the ring. Bray hits the Sister Abagail as Rollins watches on. Bray pins Ambrose for the 3 count.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Rollins looks on from the ramp, looking distraught and frustrated. Cole continues to mention the fact that Rollins couldn’t take being the glue any more, and that maybe he has had enough.
We go backstage with Batista. Renee asks how he feels about the Yes Movement. He says its the dumbest thing in the world. He says he doesn’t understand Daniel Bryan and that not everyone can be WWE Superstars. He said we all may not like it, but we have to deal with it.
Fandango and Summer Rae vs Santino Marella
Fandango and Santino start off the match. Fandango hits a cheap shot and keeps Santino grounded. Fandango hits a back heel kick for a two count. Fandango then hits a snap suplex. Fandango goes for a leg drop but misses. Santino hits a stunner and the girls are tagged in. Emma hits a couple clotheslines on Summer, and begins her comeback. Santino gets rid of Fandango, and Emma puts Summer in the Emma Lock for the win.
Winner: Emma and Santino Marella
We are told that Christian vs Sheamus is up next.
Sheamus vs Christian
Sheamus and Christa start to argue, with Christian slapping Sheamus. Sheamus begins to chase Christian, fighting him on the outside. Sheamus brings him back in the ring and hits a scoop slam. Sheamus hits a knee to face and goes for the cover but gets a 2 count. Christian gets back in control with a kick to the head, and follows it with another slap to the face. Sheamus however hits a clothesline to try and stay in this. Sheamus catches Christian and hits the Irish Curse for a 2 count. Christian and Sheamus begin to fight on the outside, with Christian hiding behind the announce table. This leads into a commercial.
We return with Sheamus in control. Sheamus goes up top and Christian pushes him to the outside. Christian throws Sheamus over the barricade, and then brings him back into the ring. Christian goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Christian continues the assault, and hits a clothesline on the apron. Christian hits a back suplex and goes to the top rope. Christian goes for the frog splash but misses. Sheamus gets up as does Christian and Sheamus begins his comeback. Sheamus hits his 10 blows to the chest, and follows it with two high knees. Sheamus goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Christian catches Sheamus with a reverse DDT and then goes up top and hits a Frog Splash. Christian goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Sheamus then catches Christian with White Noise. Sheamus goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Sheamus then hits a Brogue Kick from the apron and gets the 3 count.
We are told John Cena will address the Wyatt’s later tonight.
We go backstage with Sheamus. Sheamus is then attacked by Christian. Christian begins to attack him with a light, leaving Sheamus down and hurt.
The Bellas vs Alicia Fox and Aksana
Aksana and Brie start the match off. Brie hits an elbow and tags in Nikki. Nikki works the arm and tags in Brie. Brie hits a clothesline and then a knee to the face. Aksana takes control with a distraction and tags in Alicia. Alicia puts Brie in a headlock, and then slams her to the ground. Aksana is tagged in and works Brie down, and then tags Alicia right back in. Alicia throws Brie back in the corner, and works Bries head. Alicia puts Brie in a headlock, but Brie fights out. Nikki is tagged in and works her comeback sequence. Brie takes out Aksana, and Nikki hits a backbreaker for the 3 count.
Winner: The Bella Twins
We are told Batista vs Bryan is up next!
Daniel Bryan grabs a microphone. Bryan says that the people in Chicago understand something, and that is they have a voice. Bryan says tonight they are going to hijack Raw. The crowd begins to chant Yes. Bryan says he will not leave this ring unless two things happen: Batista comes out to fight, or unless Triple H comes down to give him an answer. Out comes Triple H and Stephanie.
Stephanie says that Bryan should be embarrassed for his losses. Bryan says he can dodge the question, but he won’t stop. He says for the past 6 months he has been screwed. He says he still stands here unbroken with the people behind him. He says he is stronger than ever, and asks for the match again. Triple H says that match isn’t going to happen. He says why can’t he just accept his failures. Triple H calls this the Excuses Era. He says everyone says that someone held them down, and in reality they just aren’t good enough. He says Bryan’s reality is that he is a B+ player, but that is not good enough for him to lace up his boots. Bryan says the people get it. He says the people can see through Triple H’s lies. He says he doesn’t listen to the people, and the only way for him to listen is for him to beat the crap out of Triple H. Stephanie says there is no reason to listen to the people. Stephanie says without them he would be nothing. She says they made him. Bryan says maybe Stephanie should lace up the boots if she wants to talk to much. Triple H says she would kick his ass too, but none of this is going to happen. He says he is not going to take any of this bait. He says Wrestlemania is the Showcase of Immortals, and he doesn’t measure up. He then tells Bryan to get out of his ring. Bryan says this isn’t his ring, but its the peoples ring.
Triple H says everything in this ring including Bryan belongs to him, and tells him to leave again. Bryan tells him to make him, and out comes Kane. Bryan hits a suicide dive on Kane, and security come out to take out Bryan. Bryan vs Batista will happen later tonight.
Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler w/ Aaron Paul
Dolph starts taking a kick to the leg by Del Rio, and Del Rio is in control early. Dolph fights back with a dropkick, and follows it with 10 punches in a corner. Dolph then hits a neckbreaker, and goes for the Fame Asser, but misses. Del Rio hits a back breaker, but kicks out at 2. Dolph then hits the jumping DDT, but only gets a 2 count. Dolph then gets kicked in the head but kicks out at 2! Aaron Paul distracts Del Rio but he still goes for the arm breaker. Dolph reverses into a Zig Zag and gets the 3 count!
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Dolph and Aaron Paul celebrate in the ring as we are told we will be given the next inductee into the Hall of Fame.
We return and are told Paul Bearer is being inducted into the Hall of Fame!
Big E vs Jack Swagger
The match starts off and Cesaro immediately enters the ring and hits the Neutralizer!
Winner (By DQ): Big E
Swagger and Cesaro begin to argue, with Swagger pushing Cesaro. Cesaro is about to Swing Swagger but Colter tells him not too. He says for the sake of the people don’t do it. Cesaro lets go and lets Swagger up. Colter says Cesaro and Swagger need to hug it out right now. The hug it out but tension is still there between the two.
Cena will address the Wyatt Family up next.
Cena makes his way to the ring. Cena’s leg is taped up and he is walking gingerly. Cena says that last week he was injured by the Wyatts, and that he will not be competing tonight. Cena says that even though he isn’t competing, he still wanted to come out here. He wanted to come out to here the crowd and the passion of an entire city. He says this place means a lot to him. He knows him and Chicago haven’t gotten along, he still respects this city. Cena says he knows the people want change, and that he respects that. He then says that change will have to go through him. He then specifically targets out Bray, with the Wyatts then cutting to the tron.
Bray says that he has built an empire. He says that he reminds him of a championship horse, who wins and wins. Bray says that one day they slow down, and that is going to set in a new reality for Cena. Bray says he is the reaper, and that he is going to put him down. Bray says he knows why he is afraid. He says he is going to take him off the top, and he won’t know what to do when it is taken all away. It then cuts away. Batista vs Daniel Bryan is up next.
Lana comes out and introduces Alexander Rusev.
We are told Hogan will give a Wrestlemania announcement next week. Orton is making his way to the ring.
Daniel Bryan vs Batista
Batista starts by pushing Bryan to the ground. Bryan get back up and locks up with Batista again. Batista hits an elbow and shoulder block on Bryan. Both men lock up again and Bryan hits a dropkick to the knee on Batista. Bryan begins to work on the leg of Batista. Bryan puts Batista leg in the rope and hits a dropkick on it. Bryan then puts Batista in a one legged Boston Crab, but Batista fights out. Batista then takes a bunch of uppercuts, until dealing with a clothesline by Batista. Batista throws Bryan to the outside as we head to commercial.
We return with Batista in control, but Bryan does hit back flip clothesline combo on Batista. Bryan does hit dropkick in the corner, and then Batista goes to the outside. Bryan hits the suicide dive and then throws him back in the ring. Bryan goes up top and hits a dropkick! Bryan hits multiple kicks to the chest and a final kick to the head, but it only brings them a 2 count. The Authority come out and Batista takes control. Batista throws Bryan into Orton, and then brings Bryan back in the ring. Bryan hits a kick to the head of Batista and Orton gets in and attacks Bryan.
Winner (By DQ) : Daniel Bryan
Bryan takes out Orton, but Batista spears him. Triple H goes up to Bryan and Bryan kicks him in the head. Batista then hits a Batista Bomb on Bryan and Triple H pedigrees Daniel Bryan. The Authority stand tall as Raw goes off the air.