Monday, April 21, 2014
The show opened with Daniel Bryan coming down to the ring to join his new wife Brie Bella. Bryan had both belts to show off. He did a “Yes” chant with the crowd and Bryan had tears streaming down his face. Moments later, Stephanie McMahon came out to interrupt. She congratulated them on their marriage, then said as a wedding present they are giving him a WE World Title match against Kane. Kane’s music hit and he came out with the old mask on. Stephanie tried to order him not to attack, but Kane and Bryan got into a fight ringside. It ended up with Kane getting the upper hand and eventually hitting several Tombstone Piledrivers on Bryan. One was on the outside floor, then another on the ring steps. Eventually Kane stopped, and EMT’s came to load Bryan on a stretcher with a neck brace. However, Kane attacked again knocking the stretcher over. He cleared off the announcers table and hit a third Piledriver there with Step calling Kane a “bastard” for what he just did.
Wade Barrett defeated Sheamus via pinfall. Late in the match, Sheamus and Barrett collided near the ropes and fell to the outside. Sheamus got back in the move and went with a running move, but Barrett hit a Bullhammer Elbow from the outside. Wade got right back in the ring to score the pin, advancing him in the Intercontinental Title contender’s tournament.
Cole talked up a vote on WWE App where fans get to decide if John Cena faces Luke Harper, Harper & Rowan, or all three Wyatts in his match tonight. Bray Wyatt came out with his Family to cut a promo on John Cena and their steel cage match for Extreme Rules. He talked about how he is exposing Cena and the more he stands up to him, the more his brothers and sisters back him. He got the crowd to join him with “He’s got the whole world in his hands.” He knelt down on stage with Harper and Rowan behind him to close out the segment.
Los Matadores & El Torito defeated 3MB via pinfall. Torito eventually got involved with McIntyre cornering him and acting like he wasn’t taking the little guy seriously. Torito gored Slater in the crotch after ducking McIntyre’s attack. Moments later, Torito teamed up for a Triple Team move on McIntyre and then pinned him for the win.
A limo was shown pulling up to the arena. Out steps Batista in a suit followed by Triple H and then Orton of Evolution. Lawler said they have arrived.
Evolution came out to cut a promo in the ring about how they recent put Shield in their places. He said Shield has no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into. The promo was interrupted by Shield who came through the crowd down to the ring causing Evolution to flee to the outside. Shield asked if they looked humbled. Rollins said at Extreme Rules it’s going to be an all-out war and Evolution will come face-to-face with the Hounds of Justice. They said they think Orton is going to look out for what’s best for himself, as will Batista, and HHH will just look at what’s best for The Boss. Rollins said they’re the most dominant force in WWE history and Evolution has put a nail in their own coffin with the match.
Evolution went to the top of the stage and Shield began to make their way up to go after them. A bunch of other heels from backstage came out to stand with Evolution, causing Shield to back off from an attack. Orton told Shield there is another option and that’s to adapt or perish. He threw the mic down and Evolution’s music played out the segment.
The Usos defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust via pinfall in a non-title match. Late in this one, Goldust tried for a pinfall but was unable to secure it. He tagged in Cody who went for a Cross Rhodes. The Usos double teamed Cody and hit a move to get the pinfall. Post-match, Goldust tried to help his brother up, but Cody shoved him away and then walked off to the back. Goldust followed him up the ramp to the back wondering what was up.
Emma defeated Layla via pinfall. Late in the match, Emma pulled a sock from out of her wrestling boot, then used it to hit a Cobra Punch on Layla for the pin. Post-match, Santino pulled his Cobra sock out and had a sock match against Emma’s Cobra.
Backstage, Cena talked to Renee Young about how his fate is in the hands of the WWE Universe tonight with tonight’s vote for a match against the Wyatts. He said Bray may have the whole world in his hands, but come at Cena and you can never count him out.
Rob Van Dam defeated Cesaro via count out. Late in the match, the Real American theme song came on and Jack Swagger came down to the ring with Zeb Colter. RVD took advantage of the distraction and kicked Cesaro to the outside. Colter and Heyman got into an argument, and Swagger hit Cesaro behind the ref’s back. The ref started a ten count with RVD recovering in the ring while Cesaro got counted out. Post-match, RVD left and the heels brawled in the ring. Cesaro set up Zeb for a Big Swing, but Swagger got in to make a save. With the win, RVD advances to face Bad News Barrett in the Intercontinental Championship contender’s tournament.
Paige defeated Aksana via submission in a non-title match. Paige was able to put an inverted Sharpshooter on Aksana to make her tap out late in the match.
They announced Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger on Smackdown this coming Friday.
Rusev defeated Sin Cara via submission. Cara hit several chops to make a late comeback on Rusev, and then a kick to the face, followed by a missile dropkick. Rusev was knocked down, but made his own comeback, hitting multiple strikes on Cara, then hitting a swinging body slam on him. He put on The Accolade submission to make Cara submit.
John Cena vs. The Wyatt Family was a disqualification or no-contest. The app vote revealed that Cena would face all three of the Wyatts. They attacked him before the bell could sound in the ring. The ref eventually broke things up, checked on Cena and started the match. The trio kept wearing down Cena with a variety of tagging in and out. Late in the match, Cena started a comeback with his various moves. He hit a Five Knuckle Shuffle and then the AA on Bray. Harper rushed in to break up a pinfall attempt, and then all three Wyatts started a beatdown on Cea. The ref threw out the match. Post-match, they continued the attack, with Bray hitting Cena with Sister Abigail. Bray got on the mic, kneeling down next to Cena to cradle his head. Wyatt spoke on the mic about all things coming to light. He sang more of “He’s got the whole world in his hands” as he cradled Cena’s head, stroking his ear/hair area as Raw closed out.