Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for April 14, 2014, aka the post- post-Mania episode. The show was headlined by the second round of the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender tournament and the Raw return of Daniel Bryan.
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WWE Raw results:
– The show began with Daniel Bryan returning to Raw, joining his new wife Brie Bella in the ring. He was quickly interrupted by Stephanie McMahon and then Kane, who attacked Bryan from the crowd and gave him three tombstone piledrivers; one on the arena floor, one on the ringside steps and one on the announcers table. Bryan was taken away on a stretcher.
1. Bad News Barrett defeated Sheamus. This was the first match in the second round of the Intercontinental Championship contender tournament. Barrett got the (clean!) pin on Sheamus by countering a dive to the outside with a Bad News Bullhammer elbow strike. Barrett moves on to the finals.
2. Los Matadores and El Torito defeated 3MB and Hornswoggle. Drew McIntyre was pinned by El Torito after a triple team. The Hornswoggle/El Torito beef continues.
– Evolution bragged about beating up The Shield last week, saying they were “humbled.” The Shield interrupted and challenged Evolution to a fight. Evolution brought out the roster’s midcard heels to stand guard and keep The Shield away.
3. The Usos defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust. The Usos won with a superkick on Cody Rhodes. After the match the Rhodes Brothers teased dissension and left the ring. That left the Usos open for a sneak attack from Rybaxel, who’d been on color commentary.
4. Emma defeated Layla. Emma pinned Layla after hitting her with The Cobra. It was a lady Cobra.
5. Rob Van Dam defeated Cesaro. This was the second match in the second round of the Intercontinental Championship contender tournament. Van Dam won by countout when Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger interfered, shoving Cesaro into the ringpost. After the match, Cesaro threatened to swing Zeb Colter and swung Swagger.
– Rob Van Dam vs. Bad News Barrett is the final match in the tournament.
6. Paige defeated Aksana. Paige won by submission with the modified Scorpion Crosslock. Paige got in a little more offense than in her previous two matches.
7. Alexander Rusev defeated Sin Cara. Lana was wearing a pinstriped suit and that is the important part of this match result.
8. John Cena defeated The Wyatt Family. All 3 of them. Cena had the match won with an Attitude Adjustment on Bray Wyatt, but the other members ran in and started attacking him, which I guess drew a disqualification. After the match, Bray delivered a Sister Abigail to Cena and sang a song while cradling Cena’s head.