TRIU WWE Monday Night RAW Review (2/17/14)


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Video Package: A video package was shown of Cena’s win over Orton last week…

In Ring Segment: We open with John Cena coming out to the ring. Cena cuts a promo about how he will win the Elimination Chamber. Cesaro comes out and interrupts to say that he also beat Orton last week and he will win the Elimination Chamber match. Sheamus joins the Frey and claims that after he kicks in Cena and Cesaro’s face he’s going to be champ. Christian then joins them and declares his intentions to win on Sunday. They are then joined by WWE WHC Randy Orton comes out and claims he will retain and remain the WWE WHC.  Before Orton can get to the ring they are joined by Daniel Bryan and the crowd goes wild!! Bryan cuts a promo declaring he will win the EC match. They are then joined by Kane who comes out to “You sold Out” chants from the crowd. He tells the superstars that he is in charge tonight so he’s putting the rest of the superstars in the Chamber in matches as well. (Cena vs. Cesaro, Bryan vs. Christian)…

Match #1 (Singles Match): Daniel Bryan vs. Christian (Winner: Bryan via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Kane is at ringside. Christian attacks Bryan from behind before the match even starts!! A very fast paced back and forth match. The finish saw Bryan get the win on a surprise roll up on a reverse of the Kill Switch. After the match Kane announces that Bryan still has to face him tonight. This was a a squash match with very little offense from Bryan a match that Bryan wins by DQ when Kane won’t let go of a submission move against the pole. Overall a great match; I just don’t understand where they are going with the Kane/Bryan angle…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Mark Henry getting beat up by the Shield…

Backstage Segment: Backstage interview with the Shield with a little bit of tension between R.Reigns and D.Ambrose. They cut a promo on their match against the Wyatt’s at the PPV…

Video Package: A video package was shown of Emma down in NXT…

Match #2 (Singles Match): Santino w/Emma vs. Fandango w/Summer Rea (Winner: Fandango via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Right as Santino has the upper hand, he gets distracted by Emma and  Summer Rea getting into it outside the ring. That allows Fandango to hit his finisher on Santino for the pin. Overall a great match in furthering the Santino/Emma storyline…

Backstage Segment: Mark Henry is interviewed on his way to the ring. He declares tonight is not about winning its about inducting someone into the Hall of Pain because that’s what he does…

Match #3 (Singles Match): Mark Henry vs. Roman Reigns w/the Shield (Winner: Reigns via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): This was a pretty good match a little back and forth early. The finish saw Reigns hit Henry with a Superman Punch and a spear to finish him. Ambrose attacks Henry post match, which confuses Reigns. The Wyatt’s appear on the Titantron to cut a promo about Sunday’s match. Then they come down to the ring to faceoff with the Shield and back down…

Video Package: A video package is shown promoting the WWE Network announcing you will see the whole HOF ceremony…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment with the Rhodes Bros and the WWE Stack Down play set. They are then joined by Bad News Barrett who knocks all the toys off the table and walks off…

Match #4 (Singles Match): Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colture vs. Kofi Kingston (Winner: Swagger via Sub, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Excellent match between Kofi and Swagger the crowd seemed into it. The finish saw Swagger tap out Kofi with a Patriot lock. As soon as the match ends the IC champ comes down to the ring before his match. Swagger backs down but stays at ringside for Big E’s match. Overall good match and the crowd seems to be responding to Swagger again…

Match #5 (Handicap Match): 3MB vs. © Big E (Winner: © Big E via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Zeb spends the entire match at ringside taunting Big E by rooting on Mahal and McIntire. The finish saw Big E hit the Big Ending on both members of 3MB and got the pin on McIntire. Big E and Swagger have a stare off as Swagger backs away up the ramp. Overall the highlight of the match was Zeb talking about Big E being stupid, this guy can be funny at times…  

Video Package: A video promo is shown hyping the arrival of Alexander Rusev from NXT…

Video Package: A video package is shown honoring Ron Simmons for Black History Month…

Video Package: A video package is shown hyping the history of the Elimination Chamber…

Backstage Segment: A backstage interview is done with John Cena where he cuts a promo on his match with Cesaro tonight and for the title at the PPV…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Cesaro beating Orton on Smackdown Friday…

Match #6 (Singles Match): John Cena vs. Cesaro w/Swagger & Zeb (Winner: Cena via PF, Rating: 4.0 of 4): At a point the crowd actually chanted “this is awesome”. This was a great match it had hot spots for both wrestlers. I saw some reversal combos I have never seen before. The finish saw Cena roll Cesaro from the mat into an AA and pins Cesaro for the win. Overall this is the 2nd match Cesaro has had against top level talent and he has stepped up both times…

Video Package: A video promo was shown for the Shawn Michael’s Mr.Wrestlemania DVD…

Backstage Segment: HHH and Orton are shown backstage with Orton thanking HHH for all he has been given. HHH runs down Orton for his losses during the run. Orton says he deserves it then starts running down Batista, who shows up behind him and calls him an ass! Orton walks away from Batista, and Del Rio shows up and tries to punk Batista who pushes the injured superstar and walks away…

Video Package: A video package of Titus attacking D.Young and being fought off on Smackdown Friday…

Backstage Segment: A backstage interview is done with Titus O’Neil running down D.Young and talking about beating Young in their match at the PPV…

Match #7 (6 Man Tag Match): Los Matadors w/El Torito/Sin Cara vs. The Wyatt Family (Winner: Wyatt Family via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): it was pretty much a squash match that the Wyatt’s dominated. The finish saw Bray hit Sin Cara with Sister Abigail to get the pin. Overall just another match that shows just how dominant that the Wyatt’s could be…

Video Package: A video package is shown hyping the release of the WWE Network…

Match #8 (Singles Match): ©Billy Gunn vs. Jay USO (Winner: Jay Uso via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Jimmy and Road Dogg on ringside. This was a Really fast paced match that was dominated by Gunn until the finish. The finish saw Billy go for the famouser and miss and Jay gets the rollup pin. After the match the Uso got the upper hand on the NAO and send them to the back. Overall it was a good setup for the match on Sunday…

Backstage Segment: A backstage interview with Sheamus he cuts a promo on his match with Orton tonight and his role in the Chamber on Sunday…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Sheamus bro kicking Christian on Smackdown Friday…

Match #9 (Singles Match)(ME): Sheamus vs. © Randy Orton (Winner: Sheamus via DQ, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Solid match, at one point Orton plants Sheamus thru the announce table! There was a great chemistry between these two tonight, with the aggression really amped up. The finish sees the Shield attack Sheamus before everyone involved in the chamber match and the Wyatt’s come out to make it a brawl for all as RAW goes off the air…

Overall Rating (3.5 of 4): This was a great last RAW before the PPV as all of the major storylines were pushed forward and the matches were pretty awesome as a whole….

Match of the Night:  Match #6 (Singles Match): John Cena vs. Cesaro w/Swagger & Zeb (Winner: Cena via PF, Rating: 4.0 of 4)


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