WWE RAW Results – March 31, 2014

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The WrestleMania XXX “go-home” edition of WWE RAW, which comes to us live from Washington, D.C., opens with the “Gong.” The Undertaker slowly makes his way to the ring as Michael Cole hypes his streak and match against Brock Lesnar this Sunday on commentary.

Undertaker talks about 21 opponents trying, and 21 opponents failing to beat him at WrestleMania. He says Brock Lesnar is probably thinking how is he going to break the streak. He uses a sinking under water analogy to further point out how Lesnar will not break the streak this Sunday. He says many people believe in three things that can’t be beat: death, taxes and “the streak.” He goes to conclude his promo by informing Lesnar that he will “rest in peace,” however Lesnar’s music hits.

Out walks Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Heyman says he means no disrespect. He says his client, however, does. Heyman says this isn’t a match Lesnar has to win, it’s a match Undertaker must not lose. The fans drown out Heyman with loud “CM Punk” chants. In most cases, over the past few weeks, the Punk chants died down quickly. This week? Not so much. At least not in this case. After 20 seconds or so, they finally die down. Heyman goes on to talk about how Lesnar will break Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Heyman says that’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. He throws down the mic.

Heyman and Lesnar turn to leave, but Lesnar stops. He turns around. He and Heyman slowly walk towards the ring. Taker takes his big robe off. Lesnar stops. He turns and walks away again. He stops again. He turns and walks back to the ring again. He stops. He puts a big smile on his face and backs off once again. Well, gee-wiz. He turns around and starts walking to the ring again. This time he circles around the outside of the ring.

Heyman throws a chair in the ring and Taker goes to grab him. Lesnar attacks Taker from behind. Lesnar knocks the “Dead Man” off his feet. Lesnar hoists Taker up and nails him with his F-5 finisher. Lesnar stands over Taker, looking down at him, raising his hands in victory. His music plays and he exits the ring. He and Heyman go to leave, but Lesnar again approaches the ring. He doesn’t get back in the ring, instead he grabs the bottom rope from the floor, shakes it ala Ultimate Warrior, and lets out a trademark Lesnar screech/scream. We head to our first commercial break of the evening.

Big E. vs. Alberto Del Rio

When we return from commercial, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E. makes his way to the ring. Out next is Alberto Del Rio.

The bell rings and these two immediately go at it. When the smoke clears, Big E. is in control of the offense. Big E. spears Del Rio in the corner and then hoists him up with a body-press over his head, dropping him down in Ultimate Warrior style for a near fall. Big E. goes for another spear in the corner, but this time Del Rio moves and the I-C champ blasts the ring post shoulder-first.

Del Rio pulls Big E.’s arms outside the ring, places them on the ring steps and stomps on them. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.

When we return from commercial, Del Rio is working over the arm of Big E. in the middle of the ring. Del Rio ends up applying a version of his Cross Armbreaker on Big E. through the ropes. Del Rio goes to fly onto Big E., but the I-C champ catches him coming off the top and slams him down to the mat.

Big E. is making his big comeback now as he nails Del Rio with a belly-to-belly suplex. He goes to follow it up with a big splash, however Del Rio gets his knees up. Del Rio calls for a superkick, but Big E. avoids it. Big E. simply throws Del Rio up in the air and lets him crash down face-first. Big E. goes for the Big Ending, but Del Rio reverses it into a double-knee backbreaker.

Del Rio is calling for the Cross Armbreaker. He grabs Big E., but Big E. back-body drops him. He follows that up with a big splash, this time hitting it successfully. Big E. pulls the straps down, but when he goes to pick up Del Rio, Del Rio reverses Big E. into a Cross Armbreaker. Big E. almost fights out, but Del Rio re-applies it. Big E. again tries to power out of it, and this time he does. He goes to pin Del Rio, but Del Rio grabs the bottom rope.

Del Rio tries crawling out of the ring, but Big E. drags him back in. Big E. sits Del Rio on the top rope. Del Rio knocks him off, but Big E. grabs the middle rope with both arms. Del Rio jumps off the top and double-boot stomps him in the chest. Del Rio blasts Big E. with a big superkick and covers him. 1-2-3. Del Rio wins.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

On Tap For Tonight …

We are told that the fans get to vote on who will face Kane tonight. The options are all three members of The Shield. We are reminded that Randy Orton vs. Batista takes place tonight. We are told that “up next” there will be a “Farewell to the Yes! Movement” segment with The Authority. Right after that, we are told that “up next” is “Follow The Buzzards,” as Michael Cole says Bray Wyatt will address John Cena. I wonder which one is actually “up next?” I guess we’ll find out soon enough! On that note, we head to another commercial.

Backstage Segment: The Wyatt Family

When we return from commercial, Michael Cole hypes up the feud brewing between Bray Wyatt and John Cena. We see some highlights of last week’s RAW, complete with Cena ending up in the sheep mask tied in the ropes.

After the video package concludes, we see a shot of the sheep mask backstage. The camera pans out and we see all three members of The Wyatt Family. Bray talks about craving change. Bray asks “do I have your attention now, kids?” He says he’s going to burn everything they love down to the ground. He says “they’re going to cry for you, John.” He says in time they are going to forget you. He says then they will see you the way he does, as a monster. He sings “he’s got the whole world, in his hands.”

Summer Rae vs. Natalya

We see highlights of last night’s Total Divas, with the focus being the clip where Summer Rae slaps Natalya outside of her house. After that, Summer makes her way to the ring. Michael Cole informs us that coming up after the break is Summer Rae vs. Natalya. On that note, we head to commercial.

When we return from commercial, Natalya makes her way to the ring. Vickie Guerrero joins Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL on commentary. She talks about the Vickie Guerrero Diva Invitational match at WrestleMania XXX. She says the match will be one fall only.

Meanwhile, in the ring, Summer gets Natalya in the corner and stomps away at the back of her head. She clotheslines her down for a near fall. Natalya fires up and suplexes Summer a few times. Summer bitch-smacks Natalya and Cole says it’s a little payback. JBL corrects him, as it was Summer who smacked Natalya in the first place.

Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Summer kicks her off. Summer goes to run out of the ring, but Natalya grabs her by the hair and yanks her back in. As she was trying to do that, Summer blasts her with a kick. Summer pins her. 1-2-3. Summer Rae wins.

Winner: Summer Rae

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  • Buzzard Follower

    “It’s inevitable the streak will be broken” God I hope not. I said it before I’ll say it again the only way the streak should end is for a young star about to breakout huge like austin in 97 or daniel bryan now someone so over with the crowd if they ended the streak the fans would not turn on them.

    • scott

      No, the streak should not end and it would look stupid if DB was the one to do it

      • G.I.R.L.

        Incorrect. The streak SHOULD end. He has the most wins of any PPV and of any Mania and that will NEVER be topped. However, as Taker himself said, his legacy should not be bigger than the industry. It’s no longer a matter of “if”; when he does lose, it should be to put someone over.

        • scott

          No it shouldn’t.

          • G.I.R.L.

            Yeshuh.

          • scott

            So it should end to the smallest and lightest guy hes ever faced that would look stupid and would make that streak look fake and stupid and would ruin it. Even if it is Daniel Bryan he should not break it

          • G.I.R.L.

            Well the streak is “fake”, technically, so minus 1 for you.

            I said nothing of DBry. DBry doesn’t need the win.

            You know who could use the win? Cesaro, Reigns, the list goes on but those two are at the top and would make the match “believable” as either one is definitely strong enough to bench Taker effortlessly.

          • B.O.Y

            IWC Mania:

            CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan (10 stages of Hell for all WWE/WCW/ECW titles in history (one of the stages being a 3 hour Iron Man match))

            John Cena turns heel and F5s a make-a-wish kid through a burning table from the turnbuckle..

            Everybody turns heel

            CM Punk on commentary by himself

            Seth Rollins vs Dolph Ziggler vs Cesaro vs Undertaker

            Batista vs Triple H (dark match)

          • DoubleD

            Lmfao this is the funniest card ive ever seen

          • Harry Be

            Lol hell yeah

          • Donny Octave

            Wait, if Punk is in a 10 stages of hell match, how is he doing commentary also?

            And im so gonna do this in WWE 2k14, just for the hell of it!

      • Noah

        I agree the Streak should NEVER end.If WWE wanted to end the Streak,It would of ended a couple years ago.Not now.Daniel Bryan would NOT be a threat to end the Streak.

  • Buzzard Follower

    I love summer rea

  • Fantasma Del Guapo

    So who has the highest-pitch scream?: Lesnar, Heyman, or Summer Rae??

    • Bam Bam

      Melina

    • raVen

      Dafney

  • Buzzard Follower

    Am I the only one who wants to see hhh vs batista one more time with hhh getting the win

    • G.I.R.L.

      Yes, you are. You should be banned for wanting to see that match.

      Granted, it would probably be better than all those Orton vs Cena matches we used to get.

      • Buzzard Follower

        wow that’s harsh. it’s not like i want it to main event wrestlemania or be for the title. i just want to see hhh bury the only man he hasnt batista. think of it as hhh burial bingo

        • G.I.R.L.

          I’m teasing you, cutiepie.

  • TheBear

    Triple H buried so many people in that segment, why has no one called the police!?!?!

    • Fantasma Del Guapo

      Yeah man, normally I know Steph is just trolling but watching her narrate the entire Chronicles of the Glass Ceiling like that really made me change the channel.

    • G.I.R.L.

      LOL I was thinking the same.

      HHH does a good job at getting people to dislike him.

  • G.I.R.L.

    I’ve never rooted for HHH to lose this much until that video package was shown.

  • Buzzard Follower

    Feel free to add to the list I ran out of room. The hhh video was an inspiration to the art of the burial. Heres a few more mvp,titus oneil,the great khali, ect.

    • Joshidanger

      The Chosen One Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel, Damien Sandow, Paul London, JR as an announcer many times over, Vader in the 90’s along with Bam Bam Bigelow, Alex Riley, Christian, Tazz are just a few more that come to my mind.

      • Noah

        Triple H didn’t bury MacIntyre,Slater,Gabriel,Sandow and London.They just suck.It was Shawn Michaels that buried Vader in the mid 90’s.And Bam Bam Bigelow quit cause he couldn’t stand HBK and Kevin Nash.Bam Bam wasn’t buried.

        • joshidanger

          If you actually read Buzzard Followers post, it doesn’t say Triple H burials. And I quote “The hhh video was an inspiration to the art of the burial.” These are al guys that have been buried over the years. Maybe, just maybe, know what the conversation about before you comment. Just saying.

          • Noah

            I don’t need to read Buzzard Followers post cause he and almost everyone else on here always say Triple H buries everyone.He doesn’t.Everyone on that list sucked except Booker T.Mr.Kennedy wasn’t buried.He was fired cause he was always hurt and was careless in the ring.

          • joshidanger

            So you dont need to read what the conversation is all about. Just so long you know that you are right about everything, because you are the most in the know person on the net that has all the answers. Do you yourself work for the WWE? Do you, yourself get the real scoop on what happens backstage. I doubt it. Highly. Even if these things are reported by the WWE they are just telling you what they want you to know.

      • Cool Night

        Drew McIntyre was garbage. Overrated on the net as something great… if he was great and had it, they would have given it to him. Heath Slater isn’t meant to be taken seriously. Justin Gabriel… is a jobber dude. Sandow still has a chance, and probably gets back on the ball after WM is over. Tazz wasn’t meant to go that far. Nobody expected him to win the WWE title or be main event material. Christian…. already sick of this guy being claimed to be better than he really is. He’s not as great as people on the net think he is.

        • Donny Octave

          I agree with pretty much all you’ve said, BUT… as far as the McIntyre thing goes… they brought him on TV as Vince McMahon’s “Chosen One.” He went on an impressive winning streak, held the IC title, had the look, and actually fit his role pretty well. And how exactly do you know that they weren’t going to give him that push? From what i remember, they had plans for the guy, until his little Playboy Bunny ruined it. Now, i know that i could be completely wrong here, but I actually like Drew, not just because he was/is an internet darling, but because he’s just good. Enough said on that. But as far as the others go…

          Heath Slater – Didn’t Stand A Chance.
          Justin Gabriel – Could have made it well in the tag team division.
          Damien Sandow – If the belt wasn’t unified, he’d have been World Heavyweight Champion at least once by now.
          Tazz – Who cares?
          Christian – Had his chance, but Vince never saw him as “The Guy.”

          And not everything is “the net’s” fault. That’s just jumping on the bandwagon there… By bashing “the net” you are therefore also in a sense, bashing yourself.

          Now in the words of the great Mick Foley… Have A Nice Day!

    • Cool Night

      Booker T got his push…when it mattered. Wade Barrett and Dolph Ziggler are good so they still have a chance. And that’s only because people still give them a reaction.
      LMAO at Carlito… Who believed this guy was going to end up anywhere? Only a few months in, and you could tell this guy was going to be nobody. Kennedy at least looked like he would end up somewhere big as did Ryback. Nexus wasn’t stopped of a push..they went all the way. Who expected Nexus to last over one year? Stables don’t last that long anymore, that’s why they don’t make them anymore. People get bored of them after 3 months. It’s not the 90s or early 00s anymore where wrestling could get away with that shiit.
      Curtis Axel simply SUCKS. That’s why he’s pushed nowhere. Deuce n Domino… they were lucky they had two sets of tag team titles and only three teams on each show because they wouldn’t have won shiit in today’s WWE. Zeke was a joke.. Kofi Kingston… nobody really cares about this dude. Let’s be realistic. Matt Hardy got as far as he was going to get.. lucky for him Edge helped him get just a little bit further than he deserved because he wasn’t that great. Jeff Hardy surpassed him.

      • Buzzard Follower

        yeah i agree with most things u said but these guys still all got buried one way or another

      • George

        The shield pretty sure they have been together over a year now!

      • Donny Octave

        Stables don’t last over a year? So does that mean that The Shield is not a stable? And yes, if three or more wrestlers are in a group together on more than one or two shows, then they are a stable.

  • scott

    For this to be a close out Raw heading into Mania this was a terrible Raw.

  • Aperture

    Let’s be honest….Cena is going to bury the sh*t out of Bray Wyatt.

    • scott

      You’re honestly riding Cena’s jock too much dude. You’re gonna look real dumb come sunday

      • Aperture

        K.

      • Donny Octave

        He’s just saying what we all are expecting “dude.” Hardly anyone starting fresh has gotten past Cena and kept a full head of steam going forward.

    • Reality

      people aren’t capable of using the word “bury” correctly nowadays…

      • Aperture

        Define “bury” if you believe you know the correct usage of the word…

        • Reality

          because you think being burried means losing a match at Mania in one of the main events against the number one guy? Seriously? You really need me to explain?

          • Aperture

            Yes, I do need you to explain.

          • Reality

            *sigh*, here: ”

            The worked lowering (relegation) of a popular wrestler’s status in the eyes of the fans. It is the act of a promoter or booker causing a wrestler to lose popularity by forcing him to lose in squash matches, continuously,and/or participate in unentertaining or degrading storylines. It can be a form of punishment for real-life backstage disagreements or feuds between the wrestler and the booker, the wrestler falling out of favor with the company, or the wrestler receiving an unpopular gimmick that causes him to lose credibility regardless of win-loss record.

            Bump”

          • Aperture

            Lets list the people that Cena has faced who have lost most (if not all) of their credibility:

            1. Rey Mysterio – After Money in the Bank 2011

            2. Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel – After Summerslam 2010
            3. The Miz – Over The Limit 2011
            4. R-Truth – Capital Punishment 2012
            5. Brock Lesnar – Extreme Rules 2012
            6. Kane – Before Rock feud in 2013
            7. Ryback – Extreme Rules 2013
            8. Mark Henry – Money in the Bank 2013
            9. Alberto Del Rio – Hell in the Cell 2013
            10. Damien Sandow – The next night on RAW

            Most of these guys haven’t been the same since their feuds with Cena. Look at where these guys are now. They are complete jokes. Most of them went down to jobber or lower mid card status. Damien Sandow held on to that Money in the Bank for 9 months just to lose to a one armed man. Mark Henry had all the momentum in the world after that golden promo, but once again was stopped by Cena.

          • Reality

            What you just did is correlation. Cena didn’t bury anyone (except Nexus). Read at the definition I gave you again, then realise what it actually means. One lost to Cena doesn’t mean bury. If I would use your logic, then hell the entire roster has been buried! Cm Punk has been buried! Hbk was buried by Cena at Mania! HHH too! Incredible! just please read the definition again and stop saying Bray is gonna get buried.

          • Aperture

            I am staying by that statement. Most of the people that Cena has feuded with are now stuck in some deep sh*t. I will put some of the blame on the creative, but the proof is in the pudding.

          • Reality

            Yeah I’m not saying it’s false. It is true that undercard/new talents being put in the spotlight with Cena have been cursed later on or something. Mark Henry is a bad example. Three examples are very correct: Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler (can’t believe you forgot him, TLC ppv ladder match) and Damian Sandow.. Just saying that Cena burying people isn’t the most clever thing to say

          • G.I.R.L.

            One of the ex WWE writers mentioned that Cena’s character has a tendency to damage the character(s) he performs with.

            It’s in one of the new articles on this site.

    • George

      Cena will win but burial far from it!! Bray will get tons out of this match!!

      • Aperture

        That is what people said about Damien Sandow…

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      I think Bray is going over at WM.

      • Aperture

        I really do hope so…

        • G.I.R.L.

          We all do.

  • Buzzard Follower

    I loved that last segment Batista and Orton were having a good match and Bryan running wild ended a mediocre raw with a great ending. Scenes like that get me pumped for wm

  • G.I.R.L.

    Now I’m certain that Batista will walk out of Mania as the champ, setting up a feud with DBry afterward.

    I’m also certain that AJ will retain (hopefully).

    • Reality

      I wouldn’t be so sure. Just because Bryan had the upper hand doesn’t mean he’ll lose.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      I would be inclined to agree with you on AJ, however learning she’s engaged to Punk, I think they’re going to job her out. She may be off TV for a bit, like you mentioned earlier.
      As for Bryan, yeah, not looking good. I want him to end the show as champ, but as I have been saying for a while, I think Batista has the win written in to his contract. Batista is leaving as champ.

    • Donny Octave

      I disagree on the AJ thing, i remember hearing something along the lines of she’s gonna lose the title at Mania. I think it was a podcast or something, and it was said that it was in a Total Divas ad or something like that, someone from the show’s gonna win it. I just hope it’s not the f*cking cherry head Eva Marie.

      • G.I.R.L.

        I’m not opposed to Naomi winning it but what does it say about her character if it takes having to be in a ring with 13 other girls jumping on the champ in order to win it? It’s just an awful scenario to me.

        Eva having the title would definitely make clear WWE’s feelings on the division lol I don’t want her, Cameron, Nattie or the Bellas (please no!) walking out as champ.

        • Donny Octave

          At this point, why even have a Diva’s title?

          • G.I.R.L.

            The same reason they have other titles: to give the illusion of being important in/to your division.

          • Donny Octave

            Who honestly believes the Diva’s are important anymore?

  • Jack
    • scott

      nice try dude

  • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

    This RAW was pretty good tonight.

    • Noah

      I can’t wait for WM 30 hun!!!!.

      • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

        I can’t wait either I am sooooo excited!!!!.

        • Noah

          Batista the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion!!!.

          • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

            I am rooting for Batista too.

  • satishwarne708

    Good RAW hope WM 30 ends on a similar note!

  • B.O.Y

    Triple H is a great heel… looking forward to Daniel Bryan vs Triple H..

  • 808state

    I expected raw to be a whole lot better leading into wrestlemania. I don’t think it was that good of a show.

  • raVen

    internet mark aside, that was an awesome video for HHH.
    The Orton/Batista brawl was good. thank goodness those two had weapons.
    The Uso’s deserve so much more.
    Reigns is a lock for WHC if he continues at this pace. he just keeps getting better.
    If she had a different voice Steph would be the best announcer since Heenan.
    pretty decent show all in all.