One of the most anticipated pay-per-views of the year, WWE “Money in the Bank,” is now less than a week away and that means it is time for the go-home shows from the company. On the evening of June 23, 2014, “Monday Night Raw” took place, and it officially introduced the second ladder match for the big PPV and all of the participants.
For those that have not seen the show or don’t wish to know the results, then stop reading now.
~ Stephanie McMahon started off the night and brought Vickie Guerrero out to the ring to explain the actions of herself and Roman Reigns last week. Before long, the arguing had Steph bring up the late Eddie Guerrero and that set Vickie off. Steph said that Vickie can get fired or remain General Manager of “SmackDown.”
Well, she could remain GM if she defeated Stephanie McMahon in a match later in the night. Vickie brought up Eddie again and said that he taught her well when he taught her to “lie, cheat, and steal.”
~ Luke Harper was able to defeat Jimmy Uso in a short but pretty good match. After the match, Jey Uso challenged Erick Rowan to a match and ended up beating him with the big splash. It’s setting up the tag title match nicely.
After the match, the Wyatts took out the Usos and posed with the belts, and then had Bray Wyatt appearing on the tron to say he was proud of his brothers and that his winning the title will change everything.
~ Naomi defeated Alicia Fox to continue her pointless crazy gimmick as she keeps losing. Cameron was on commentary and it was unfortunate because it was horrible.
~ Bo Dallas defeated Titus O’Neil in a pretty quick match. Titus started with the power, but Dallas hit the Bo-Dog out of nowhere for the win. After the match, Dallas gave a pretty hilarious promo and told Titus to “Bo-lieve.”
~ Triple H came out and introduced the other competitors that would be in the second ladder match at “Money in the Bank” with Seth Rollins. They are Rob Van Dam, Dolph Ziggler, Bad News Barrett, Kofi Kingston, and Jack Swagger. Trips then talked trash about RVD and it brought him out to challenge Rollins to a match.
~ Seth Rollins defeated RVD by disqualification after a decent match, but Dean Ambrose interfered to take out Rollins. Ambrose continued to attack, but then grabbed a mic and said he is either put into the ladder match or he’ll be in Boston anyway and cause problems.
Backstage, Rollins asked Trips to put Ambrose in the match so he can control him. Triple H said that if it goes bad, it’s all on Rollins, but Rollins said he will handle it, and Triple H gave in.
~ Bad News Barrett defeated Dolph Ziggler in a really good warm-up match for the ladder match on Sunday. Ziggler hit the Zig-Zag for a two count at the end, but Barrett ended up hitting the Bullhammer Elbow on Ziggler in mid-air for the win.
~ Vickie came out for her match but Stephanie came out not dressed to compete, but said the match was by the stage and it was in a pool full of pudding. Alicia Fox, Layla, and Rosa came out to bring Vickie to the pool, but she pushed all three of them in. Steph pushed Vickie in to the pool and sang “Goodbye” to her.
Vickie turned up, covered in pudding, stared down Steph and then tossed her into the pudding.
~ Goldust was backstage when Stardust came up and started singing “When You Wish Upon A Star.” Goldust stared strangely and said he was the normal one now.
~ Jack Swagger defeated Kofi Kingston in a rather simple and typical match. Swagger won with the Patriot Lock as Kingston submitted.
~ Damien Sandow came out dressed as Abraham Lincoln and was quickly dispatched by Big E. After the match, Big E aimed patriotic comments at Rusev who then sneaked out from behind to take down Big E.
~ The same main event from “SmackDown” saw Sheamus, John Cena, and Roman Reigns defeat Randy Orton, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt, and Alberto Del Rio. It wasn’t a bad main event at all, and everything broke loose at the end with everyone going nuts before Sheamus caught Cesaro with the Brogue Kick for the pin.
Afterward, Kane came out and destroyed everyone but Orton. Triple H came out and announced that Kane would be the eighth participant in the match. Kane raised his hands, set off his pyro, and was speared by Reigns to end the show.