TRIU WWE Monday Night RAW Review (2/24/14)


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In Ring Segment: We open with the return of Hulk Hogan to Monday Night RAW!!! The crowd goes wild!!! Hogan cuts a promo about being back in the WWE, he also announces he is the host of WM30. The crowd completely loves this moment!!...

Match #1 (Singles Match): Alberto Del Rio vs. Batista (Winner: Del Rio via PF, Rating: 2.5 of 4): There are persistent “BOOtista” and “You can’t wrestle!” chants towards Batista!! Midway thru the match Randy Orton comes out and distracts Batista allowing Del Rio get the roll up pin. Orton comes out to cut a promo about the fans reaction to him coming back. This draws CM Punk chants from the crowd, Batista then cuts a promo about how he gives the WWE Universe what they give him. He says all that matters is that he goes to WM 30 and wins the WWE World Heavyweight Champion…

Match #2 (Singles Match): © Big E vs. Cesaro (Winner: Big E via DQ, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Cesaro and Swagger seem to be arguing with each other on the way to the ring! The finish saw Swagger attack Big E in front of the ref costing Cesaro the match. Big E attacks Swagger post match and Cesaro makes the save and lays out Big E in the ring: Overall this match was fun and Cesaro is a great opponent for Big E…

Video Package: A video package is shown of the Wyatt’s attacking Cena at Elimination Chamber last night. Another video package is shown hyping the release of the WWE Network this morning…

In Ring Segment: John Cena comes out to the ring to cut a promo about the events at last night’s PPV and to call out the Wyatt family. The Wyatt’s answer Cena’s challenge and get into it with him in the ring. Cena gets injured and is helped out by doctors after the segment is over. He seemed to have hurt his knee as he left…

Video Package: A recap of the events of the in-ring segment with Cena and the Wyatt’s is shown…

Match #3 (Singles Match): Christian vs. Sheamus (Winner: Sheamus via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): A video package was shown of Brad Maddox making this match on the RAW pre show!! This was one hell of a hard fought battle. The finish saw Christian attempt a top rope move that resulted in him receiving a brough kick to the head and Sheamus getting the win. Overall this was a great match and both men came out looking strong…

Video Package: A video recap of a confrontation between D.Bryan and the Authority, Bryan challenges HHH to a match at WM30 and Stephanie tell him to worry about his match with Kane tonight…

Video Package: In honor of Black History month the WWE airs a video package honoring The Soul Patrol (Tony Atlas/Rocky Johnson)…

Backstage Segment: The Shield are backstage discussing the events of EC, Dean Ambrose takes off and the remaining members are confronted by the Wyatt’s. Brey agrees to leave the family in the back and Reigns will leave the Shield. Bray accepts the deal…

In Ring Segment: We are introduced to this week’s all star panel for the RAW Pre Show/Post Show on the WWE Network. Ric Flair and Booker T talk about their favorite parts of tonight’s RAW…

Match #4 (Singles Match): Daniel Bryan vs. Kane (Winner: Bryan via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a solid match that was very well wrestled by both men. The finish saw Bryan after being beat down explode out the corner with a running knee to lay him out for the pin. After the match Bryan cuts a promo running down HHH and outright challenging him to a match at WM30. The crowd seems to be behind it. Overall another excellent match for the WWE’s most popular superstar Daniel Bryan…

Video Package: A video promo is shown for NXT wrestler Alexander Rusev and Lana…

Match #5 (Diva’s Match): Summer Rea w/Fandango vs. Emma w/Santino (Winner: Emma via Sub, Rating: 3.0 of 4): This was a pretty solid match and Emma is pretty darn funny. The finish saw Emma put Summer Rea in the Emma lock forcing the tap out. Santino and Emma celebrate after the match. Overall it was a solid debut match for Emma on the main roster…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Hulk Hogan retuning earlier tonight on RAW!!....

Match #6 (Tag Team Match): © New Age Outlaws vs. The Uso’s (Winner: Uso’s via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): The match opens with the Outlaws doing their spiel and not realizing that the match had already started. The finish saw Road Dogg get kicked in the head, Billy Gunn gets tossed outside and Jimmy hit the splash for the win. Overall this should lead to a championship match at WM30, hopefully…

Video Package: A video package is shown hyping WM 30 in 41 days…

Match #7 (Singles Match): Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns (Winner: Bray Wyatt via DQ, Rating: 4.0 of 4): This started out as a singles match and it was awesome. These two juggernauts are on their way for a championship collision course. The finish saw Luke and Eric appear at ringside to attack Reigns, they are attacked by Ambrose and Rollins before they can get involved. Ambrose jumps in the ring and attacks Wyatt causing the DQ for Reigns. Overall this was a great match between two rising superstars on the WWE roster…

Backstage Segment: Paul Heyman is backstage asking Brock not to hurt anyone in the ring tonight!!...

In Ring Segment: Brock Lesner and Paul Heyman are in ring and are demanding a title match for Lesner. They say all they have received is a open contract for WM30. After Heyman says there is no one great enough to face Lesner there would be no match. The Undertakers music hits and hecomes out and hasa stare down with Brock before stabbing him with a pen and choke slamming Lesner through the table. Taker walks away and we close RAW with Lesner laying in ring and Taker standing on the ramp…

Overall Rating (3.5 of 4): This was a great RAW the Road to Wrestlemania is in its final leg and things are actually starting to pick up. I will be watching every RAW from here on out with Taker back and the Wyatt’s still feuding with the Shield there is a lot of good TV left to be watched…

Match of the Night: Match #7 (Singles Match): Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns (Winner: Bray Wyatt via DQ, Rating: 4.0 of 4)



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