WWE RAW Live-Blog 2014.4.14

10:21 pm And the mixed tag team between Emma + Santino and Fandango + Layla now.
thesteelcage
I wonder if Natalya is going to make stripper comments re: Layla, now. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:16 PM
thesteelcage
In case you missed the Fandango / Summer Rae split, it happened via Twitter last week. Yes, really. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:17 PM
And it was glorious.
FaceVHeel
I'm glad fandango finally got placed w/ a Diva that can actually dance. Does Summer Rae interrupt the match?
4/14/14, 10:17 PM
That's what I am feeling.
ahess49
Fucking Fandango stealing Tyler Breeze's schtick
4/14/14, 10:19 PM
Crap, I didn't think of that.
thesteelcage
Layla pinned Emma. That was dumb. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:20 PM
loveablelinds
Between me and you, I think Paige got the better deal. Sorry, Emma.
4/14/14, 10:20 PM

10:14 pm Emma and Santino cut an awesome promo on the app. Really enjoyed it. "I almost said, 'kill,' but we will not kill them. We will just beat them and crush their spirit." They're taking on Layla and Fandango later on.

Now, the Wyatts comes out.
thesteelcage
Ooh. The clap-along is coming through nicely on TV this week. #PiedPiper #RAW
4/14/14, 10:01 PM
I believe he's out here to just talk. Okay, cool. Wyatt saying that he won't let Cena lie to the kids anymore. And that he has Cena right where he wants him. But that all he wants to do right now, is play.
thesteelcage
Bray Wyatt essentially saying he didn't even want to beat John Cena at #WrestleMania. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:05 PM
Cena comes out, and says he's willing to have some fun.
loveablelinds
John Cena needs to take the Wyatt's on the Exotic Express.
4/14/14, 10:06 PM
ahess49
God, Cena is awful.
4/14/14, 10:06 PM
thesteelcage
Same old Cena. I miss the #WrestleMania build already. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:06 PM
ahess49
Ok, the Mike Price joke was legit awesome.
4/14/14, 10:06 PM
MattRoth512
"The last thing I need is another push. Nobody wants to see that." Best line of John Cena's career.
4/14/14, 10:06 PM
_katierose13
this is me not laughing.
4/14/14, 10:07 PM
ahess49
And back to awful
4/14/14, 10:07 PM
thesteelcage
This is the worst. Cena making MySpace and Tinder jokes re: Bray Wyatt. Opposite of #MindGames. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:08 PM
davidbix
Did WWE get a new director recently? They miss so many cues for shot changes lately. #raw
4/14/14, 10:08 PM
clinteldorado
Creative, fuck you. You always do this, and it always fucking ruins guys. Remember Dolph Ziggler? You did this to him. Look at him now.
4/14/14, 10:07 PM
thesteelcage
Cena goes from intriguing build to full retard mode in one week. One damn week. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:08 PM
dvewlsh
Oh man this has turned stupid reaaaal quickly
4/14/14, 10:08 PM
thesteelcage
Let's just pretend that didn't happen, k? #ExtremeRules build up starts... now! #RAW
4/14/14, 10:09 PM
thesteelcage
John Cena vs Bray Wyatt inside @thesteelcage!!!! Yes, please. #ExtremeRules #RAW
4/14/14, 10:11 PM
loveablelinds
Well that escalated quickly.
4/14/14, 10:11 PM
ahess49
Oh hai, @thesteelcage match
4/14/14, 10:11 PM
FaceVHeel
Yea, listen to that crowd singing along with Bray...Cena really did a good job burying him....
4/14/14, 10:12 PM
LanceStorm
Can we get Dewey Crowe for a cameo with the Wyatts please. #Justified #RAW
4/14/14, 10:12 PM
thesteelcage
As a build up for #ExtremeRules Cena vs Wyatt, just watch Deliverance and Cape Fear back to back. #RAW
4/14/14, 10:13 PM
FaceVHeel
Cena amps up his corny factor, which causes Bray to amp up his culty qualities. This is what we call a rub.
4/14/14, 10:14 PM

9:56 pm Damien Sandow out talking to the crowd.
FaceVHeel
Sandow & a mic. yes.
4/14/14, 9:52 PM
And out comes the Big Show. I feel bad for Sandow at this point. I feel like a punch in the face is about to happen.
FaceVHeel
part of me really wants Show to do the job for Sandow but LOL...yea...
4/14/14, 9:53 PM
FaceVHeel
Sandow is shooting right now, guys.
4/14/14, 9:54 PM
And sadly, there's the punch. No match, just talking, and then getting punched in the face.
FaceVHeel
This is a lot of talk for him just to get squashed...
4/14/14, 9:55 PM
ahess49
Poor Sandow
4/14/14, 9:56 PM

9:49 pm Tournament talk on the app. And on Twitter:
davidbix
Oh, the horrible things Cesaro will be able to do to Rob Van Dam... #raw
4/14/14, 9:33 PM
And up now, Swagger v. Sheamus
loveablelinds
I'll be humming the Real Americans theme for the rest of my life. It never leaves my head.
4/14/14, 9:39 PM
Zeb getting involved in the match a little. I'm assuming to check Sheamus' "papers." Because, you know, they're in those trunks somewhere.
FaceVHeel
I want Swagger & Cesaro to get a PPV match. Doesn't seem in the cards though
4/14/14, 9:41 PM
thesteelcage
Swagger benefiting from Cesaro with "We the People" chants. That, or... Alabama. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:42 PM
Whoa, that might be a little too close to home / true.
davidbix
Sheamus-Swagger is pretty good so far. Would like to see these guys have more matches together. #raw
4/14/14, 9:44 PM
Wow, FaceVHeel was right, Sheamus beats Swagger with a Brogue kick out of nowhere. Wow.
ahess49
So, Swagger screws Cesaro, Barrett wins Tourney and IC Title.
4/14/14, 9:47 PM
FaceVHeel
Didn't expect a Sheamus win...keeps hope alive for the Real Americans PPV match.
4/14/14, 9:47 PM
davidbix
Sheamus has gotten awesome at hitting the Brogue Kick out of nowhere. Great timing on that finish. #raw
4/14/14, 9:47 PM
thesteelcage
I'm sorry for being intrigued by that match. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:47 PM
FaceVHeel
Um. did Sheamus actually hurt his ankle?
4/14/14, 9:48 PM
ahess49
@FaceVHeel No. It is a setup for easy Barrett victory, mark.
4/14/14, 9:49 PM

More on Fandango and Summer Rae
WWEFandango
.@RealSummerWWE you weren't complaining a week ago... #RAW
4/14/14, 9:43 PM

9:33 pm Back from the break, and Triple H is telling Brad Maddox that the Shield are in the Main Event. Against who, or what, no one knows.
loveablelinds
I can't hate on Brad Maddox. He was nice to talk to.
4/14/14, 9:27 PM
And out comes Lana to introduce Rusev. Going to face Xavier Woods.
billibhatti
Lana has music. Cesaro lost music. Back to pre-mania logic. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:28 PM
God, that's quick. Match is over. R Truth coming out to help out Woods. And he gets, I don't know, destroyed? Yeah, that's good.
FaceVHeel
I would like a Rusev-Cesaro match, please.
4/14/14, 9:31 PM
WWEAaLLday21
#RusevBUL .... S-A-W-F-T #SAWFT!!
4/14/14, 9:32 PM

By the way, Fandango and Summer Rae are still going through their breakup.
RealSummerWWE
There isn't anything fresh about you, @WWEFandango. That haircut, those pants, that..."dancer?" Eww. #ItsSummerTime
4/14/14, 9:27 PM

9:26 pm Just some final tweets on the last match.
loveablelinds
This commercial brings a little tear to my eye.
4/14/14, 9:23 PM
thesteelcage
@ahess49 I don't entirely blame them for that last match. Heyman's presence makes it tough.
4/14/14, 9:22 PM
FaceVHeel
Maybe Cesaro's going super old-school and just not having music? I like that.
4/14/14, 9:22 PM
HaveTilFive
Cesaro doesn't need theme music. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:22 PM

9:22 pm And we're back from the break. Triple H meets with Ortista, "Told you."
thesteelcage
Loving the dynamic between Triple H, Orton, and Batista right now. Honestly. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:13 PM
Paul Heyman now out talking about Brock Lesnar. The fans booing him after three minutes.
loveablelinds
Stop rubbing salt in my wounds, Paul Heyman.
4/14/14, 9:15 PM
NoelleFoley
Hey @HeymanHustle http://t.co/X5MTJpByQH
4/14/14, 9:15 PM
And he turns this into an intro to Cesaro. No music. I guess they're still working on it. And now out comes Mark Henry. Now there's some intro music. I really hope this isn't a squash, but something epic.
billibhatti
So Cesaro didn't conquer 30 men? Not worth a mention? Really feel he didn't need to win battle royal now, if Heyman is his main rub anyway
4/14/14, 9:18 PM
FaceVHeel
Mark Henry swinging Cesaro around.
4/14/14, 9:18 PM
thesteelcage
Crowd seems unsure what to do. This is weird. #RAW RT @jksmlmf: I don't get it. Cesaro acknowledges crowd cheers. I'm so confused.
4/14/14, 9:20 PM
ahess49
This crowd is pretty lame train. Really, @wwe ...you chose Birmingham to follow the Raw after Mania?
4/14/14, 9:20 PM
FaceVHeel
One word to describe this match: Power
4/14/14, 9:21 PM
Not an amazing match, but impressive. Cesaro gets the Netrualizer in on Henry.
thesteelcage
Feats of Strength means Cesaro will get pops regardless of how much Heyman tries to get the crowd to boo. Odd dynamic. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:21 PM

9:07 pm People still talking about the last match between Paige and Alicia Fox, and how much they hated the commentary.
ahess49
@thesteelcage They (Paige and Alicia) are the best parts of #Raw so far BY FAR
4/14/14, 8:58 PM
thesteelcage
Paige, Alicia Fox, and Bo Dallas are essentially trending worldwide right now. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:58 PM
WWEZeb
IS @RealPaigeWWE LEGAL??? HMMM...I MIGHT HAVE TO CHECK THAT OUT. @JCLayfield
4/14/14, 9:03 PM
On the app, The Usos are giving a pumped promo for their match upcoming against Batista and Randy Orton. And that match, indeed starts now after the break.

(temporary break for the following hilarious tweet)
RhettManuel
Apparently if you post Bo Dallas cliches on Facebook, all the Facebook moms take them seriously and like your status.
4/14/14, 8:55 PM
Now back to the match.
rawispsyniac
Ultimate Uso face paint. That's what's up. #RAW
4/14/14, 9:01 PM
davidbix
Should be interesting to see how Usos-Ortista is booked. Usos running wild so far. #raw
4/14/14, 9:02 PM
thesteelcage
Ortista... or Boreton? What do we call them? #RAW
4/14/14, 9:02 PM
Damn it, my wife called it better than I did. The Shield came out and attacks Ortista. I really thought they were just going to focus on Triple H. Well, score one for, Mandi.
FaceVHeel
The Shield are back to their ambushy ways. I love it.
4/14/14, 9:05 PM
ahess49
I BOlieve in the Shield.
4/14/14, 9:06 PM
davidbix
Shield destroys Ex-Evolution. I love Orton & Batista: Random mid card heel team. #raw
4/14/14, 9:07 PM

8:53 pm On the app, it appears to be a Paige promo package. Back on RAW, it's a Bo Dallas promo. Oh it's terrible, and I love it.
_katierose13
GO AWAY BO
4/14/14, 8:47 PM
ahess49
I BOlieve!
4/14/14, 8:47 PM
FaceVHeel
I wanted rip my hair out during that Bo Dalllas promo. Guess its working.
4/14/14, 8:48 PM
loveablelinds
For the sake of the WWE, I hope they never admit that Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas are brothers.
4/14/14, 8:51 PM
And out comes Paige.
LanceStorm
Big fan of @RealPaigeWWE #RAW
4/14/14, 8:48 PM
_katierose13
Did AJ take her ball and go home? #RAW
4/14/14, 8:48 PM
rawispsyniac
Alicia Fox. Enough said. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:49 PM
FaceVHeel
Alicia vs Paige. An actual Divas WRESTLING match!
4/14/14, 8:49 PM
thesteelcage
Alicia Fox. Queen of the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:50 PM
thesteelcage
We just saw three awesome tilt a whirl back breakers in a row and ZERO acknowledgement from the announce team. Give them credit, guys. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:51 PM
ahess49
That is a completely badass submission
4/14/14, 8:52 PM
Paige wins.
FaceVHeel
Alicia selling the fuck outta that cross lock. awesome.
4/14/14, 8:53 PM
Indeed, a great match.

8:43 pm - Rybaxel v. Goldust + Cody Rhodes.

Goldberg chants.
thesteelcage
Birmingham, Alabama knows who Goldberg is. Good for them. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:38 PM
3ManBooth
This match has 3 former Intercontinental Champions in it. and 1 The Ryback.
4/14/14, 8:38 PM
thesteelcage
I want to love the Rhodes Bros, but WWE deemed them mostly irrelevant. Pitting them vs Rybaxel doesn't help. Eh, can't win em all. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:40 PM
thesteelcage
Cody Rhodes is working his ass of tonight, though! Make the most of what you're given, for sure.. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:41 PM
loveablelinds
Rybaxel might have the worst mixed theme in the history of WWE.
4/14/14, 8:41 PM
ahess49
What is this musical abortion?!?
4/14/14, 8:41 PM
thesteelcage
LOL. Super awkward Rybaxel blended music. I kind of love it for sucking so hard. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:42 PM
I agree with that ^^
FaceVHeel
putting the tag straps on Rybaxel, not the worst idea. Promos alone would be hysterical.
4/14/14, 8:42 PM
DAsharpshooters
The RybaXel theme is hilarious. #wwe #Raw
4/14/14, 8:42 PM
thesteelcage
Go home, Jim Johnston. You're drunk. #Rybaxel #RAW
4/14/14, 8:43 PM

8:35 pm - Everyone on Twitter talking about the bad WWE + Toys 'R Us commercial. Moving on.

The meeting, Triple H telling Randy and Dave that The Shield need to be dealt with. "If the three of us are on the same page, you know as well as I do, nobody ... can stop us."
loveablelinds
#BringBackFlair #Evolution
4/14/14, 8:34 PM
They tell Triple H it's his problem, not theirs.
ahess49
SHIELD > Evolution
4/14/14, 8:34 PM
FaceVHeel
aww, No Evolution reunion.
4/14/14, 8:34 PM

8:27 pm - B roll from last week, I believe to heighten  The Shield v. Triple H. Which, sounds like exactly what I wrote earlier regarding the pre-show.

Now Randy and Batista meeting with Stephanie and Triple H. Silent, just showing the meeting taking place. And we're back to more Warrior tribute.

8:24 pm - Up now, first match in the IC tournament. Del Rio v. RVD.
ahess49
ADR gets the jobber entrance for the tourney? Ouch.
4/14/14, 8:11 PM
FaceVHeel
aww, ADR w/ the jobber entrance....and no flags.
4/14/14, 8:11 PM
loveablelinds
How does Del Rio always get stuck wrestling the same people? He's stuck on repeat.
4/14/14, 8:12 PM
thesteelcage
I never want to hear Michael Cole read Big E's tweets again. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:15 PM
If you guys think the announcers are in another world, you should listen to them as you watch a match on the WWE App.
rawispsyniac
Turning this into Swagger/Cesaro is a waste. They should screw each other in bracket one. That story writes itself sans-belt #RAW
4/14/14, 8:20 PM
_katierose13
is it done yet? please be done. #RAW
4/14/14, 8:20 PM
And there it is, RVD over Del Rio.
FaceVHeel
brutal match.
4/14/14, 8:22 PM
I'm not sure if this is a compliment. The match felt a bit slow. Like both RVD and ADR were coming back from injury/break. Anyway, RVD will face the winner of Mark Henry and Cesaro.

8:06 pm - All the superstars out to pay tribute to The Ultimate Warrior, as they roll the video montage.
FaceVHeel
Vince sighting for Warrior tribute.
4/14/14, 8:01 PM
FaceVHeel
Vince sighting for Warrior tribute.
4/14/14, 8:01 PM
Cody looked pretty beaten up about the whole thing.
LanceStorm
#RAW #RIPWarrior
4/14/14, 8:05 PM
thesteelcage
Pretty cool. Looks like they gave out Warrior masks to the fans in attendance. #RIPWarrior #RAW
4/14/14, 8:05 PM

7:58 pm - Talk of the 8-man intercontinental championship tournament (for #1 contender)
WWEBigE
O, word!?! An 8-Man Tournament to decide who faces me for my Intercontinental Championship! Let #MondayMadness begin! #RAW
4/14/14, 7:53 PM
FaceVHeel
The field for the IC no.1 contender tourney. Seems to be setting up Swagger/Cesaro. http://t.co/Scyw4NVjmB
4/14/14, 7:54 PM
My thoughts exactly.
FaceVHeel
Ziggler jobs to Barrett tonight. #BadNewsBarrett
4/14/14, 7:56 PM
Good promo from Big E. A bit scripted, but I feel the "real" Big E coming out on the mic, and it looks like Hunter agrees with me.
FaceVHeel
Big E. getting a lot better on the mic. Bringing that energy he bring on the Instagram vids.
4/14/14, 7:57 PM
And Monday Night Raw about to begin.

7:52 pm - Renee Young talking with Paige
davidbix
Paige might have the thickest English accent in the history of WWE programming. #WWEPreShow
4/14/14, 7:50 PM
FaceVHeel
"She's like Miley Cyrus and she brought her Wrecking Ball"- Booker T on Paige.
4/14/14, 7:51 PM
And they roll on to the Adam Rose promo that I'm in love with.

7:48 pm - Recapping Cena v. Wyatt. I can't help but remind people that Bray Wyatt wears a "trilby," not a fedora.
thesteelcage
I am officially in the "SmackDown doesn't exist" demographic this week. Too busy over the weekend. #RAW
4/14/14, 7:45 PM
I hate that the above tweet is a thing, but, well, it is.
thesteelcage
Bray Wyatt is burying Cena's #WrestleMania win and it's awesome. #MindGames #RAW
4/14/14, 7:46 PM