Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
WWE Executive Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and her father WWE Chairman Vince McMahon appeared to announce that her husband Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) is medically cleared to return to the ring, but has barred him from having his rematch against Curtis Axel. She stated that the decision was made for the family and the business, and not for the fans. After that, The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) appeared
1. A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) and Randy Orton.
THE WINNERS: THE SHIELD.
Triple H stormed into Vince’s office to tell him and Stephanie that he wanted his rematch against Curtis Axel, and they urged him to sit it out, but he refused to listen.
2. TAG TEAM MATCH: The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil).
THE WINNERS: THE USOS!!!
Michael Cole announced that WWE is now a partner for The 2014 Special Olympics which will be held in Princeton, New Jersey.
3. Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Big E Langston with A.J. Lee.
THE WINNER: ALBERTO DEL RIO!!!
4. Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes with Damien Sandow.
Damien Sandow served as the special guest commentator for this match, and also presented a copy of JBL’s new book entitled Fate of the States, which will be released tomorrow.
THE WINNER: SHEAMUS!!!
Triple H left The XL Center and told Stephanie to tell Vince that will face Axel next week!!!
5. Fandango with Summer Rae vs. The Great Khali with Hornswoggle and Natalya Neidhart.
THE WINNER VIA COUNT OUT: THE GREAT KHALI!!!
The count out happened when The Great Khali was about to chop Fandango’s head, and he rolled out of the ring and left with Summer Rae. He was stopped by the appearance of The Miz, who was then Bullhammered by WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
6. A NON-TITLE MATCH: The Miz vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: THE MIZ!!!
A CONTRACT SIGNING: Chris Jericho and CM Punk.
In the wake of Chris Jericho challenging CM Punk to a match at Payback, contracts for the match were drawn up. Paul Heyman stood in for CM Punk as Jericho signed the contract, and stuffed it down Heyman’s pants!!!
This went into the first five minutes of Hour 3.
7. A SIX-DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH: The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki) and A.J. Lee vs. The Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron) and WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn.
THE WINNERS: THE TEAM OF THE FUNKADACTYLS AND KAITLYN!!!
Before the start of the next match, a video featuring Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family aired.
8. Daniel Bryan vs. RyBack.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: DANIEL BRYAN!!!
The disqualification happened when RyBack powerbombed Daniel Bryan through a table. When he was about to powerbomb him through another table, WWE Champion John Cena zoomed to the ring to stop it.
9. A NON-TITLE, NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH: WWE Champion John Cena vs. Curtis Axel with Paul Heyman.
This match was ordered by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
THE WINNER VIA COUNT OUT: CURTIS AXEL.
Match #’s 1, 8 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!!
The Shield, Team Hell No, Randy Orton, RyBack, John Cena and Curtis Axel are the wrestlers of the night!!!!!!
The return of Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley was the highlight of the night!!!!
INJURY REPORT: Last week on SmackDown!, Kofi Kingston suffered an injured right elbow after his match against RyBack. He has had recurring problems with his elbow up to this point, and had successful surgery and will be out from four to eight weeks. For more information, please visit WWE.com. Thank you.
ANALYSIS: Let’s face it, Daniel Bryan stole the show!!!