If you’d like to know what happened on tonight’s WWE Raw but don’t want to read move-by-move recaps or wordy paragraphs of exposition to decipher it, With Leather is here for you. Here’s what happened on the March 3, 2014.
WWE Raw Results:
– The show began with Hulk Hogan announcing the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, a 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal for an Andre the Giant trophy at WrestleMania. John Cena came out to flatter Hogan, which brought out the Wyatt Family and led to an in-ring confrontation.
1. John Cena defeated Erick Rowan. Cena pinned Rowan with a rollup. After the match, Hogan and Cena posed for the fans.
2. The Usos defeated Curtis Axel and Ryback. The New Age Outlaws were on color commentary. The Usos won a quick match with a Superfly Splash.
3. Big E defeated Jack Swagger. Cesaro refused to cheat to help Swagger win, which allowed Big E to roll Swagger up for the pin. After the match, Zeb Colter forced the Real Americans to shake hands.
– The Undertaker showed up but was interrupted by Paul Heyman, and the two had a conversation about win/loss records and fear.
4. The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Rollins pinned Cody after a Black Out. The announcers put over The Shield as a once-again united team.
5. The Bella Twins defeated AJ Lee and Tamina. Nikki Bella pinned AJ with her backbreaker rack drop. After the match, Natalya confronted the Bella Twins because ‘Total Divas’ season 2 starts soon.
– Renee Young interviewed LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell. LL Cool J wants to have sex with the Bella Twins and thinks wrestlers are wearing “conditioner” on their bodies.
– Daniel Bryan led an in-ring “Yes Movement” protest, filling the ring and ringside area with fans in “Yes” t-shirts. He refused to give control of the show back to The Authority until they agreed to his demands — a match against Triple H at WrestleMania with the stipulation that if Bryan wins, he gets added to the Randy Orton vs. Batista WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match. An infuriated Triple H accepted.
6. Sheamus defeated Christian. This was a Memphis Street Fight, which means they beat each other up with musical instruments (and a kendo stick). Sheamus won with a Brogue Kick through a drum.
7. Daniel Bryan and Big Show defeated Randy Orton and Batista. Bryan pinned Orton after a running knee.