RAW June 23rd, 2014 Live Discussion

Discussion in 'RAW' started by Shadow, Jun 22, 2014.

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    United States: LIVE, Monday Night, June 23rd, at 8/7c on the USA Network
    United Kingdom: Tuesday Morning, June 24th, at 1AM on SkySportsHD3

    Verizon Center
    Washington, DC

    RAW Five-Point Review:
    Money in the Bank is just days away, with the WWE Universe anxiously anticipating the crowning of a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and a new “Mr. Money in the Bank,” both of which will be decided in hellacious Ladder Matches this Sunday night.

    Before WWE’s ring warriors prepare to scale the heights and grasp at destiny, they’ll bring the fight to Washington, D.C., for Monday Night Raw, where the remaining participants in the Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match will be announced. As the WWE locker room waits to see who will join Seth Rollins in that high-flying, steel-bending battle, WWE.com has five thoughts on what we can expect from this week’s exciting edition of Raw.

    1. Who's in the 'Money'?

    As confirmed by WWE COO Triple H in last Wednesday’s exclusive interview on WWE.com, this Sunday we will witness a traditional Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match, offering Superstars an opportunity for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at the time and place of their choosing. Thus far, the sole participant confirmed for this bout is Authority ally Seth Rollins — a suspicious choice indeed.

    View photos of every Money in the Bank Ladder Match competitor ever

    Yet, The Game added that unlike the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at Money in the Bank, Superstars will not need to compete in qualifying matches to earn a spot in this bout. As such, Rollins isn’t receiving any preferential treatment from The Authority. With virtually the entire roster eligible for this career-changing bout, who will join the Shield turncoat in this chaotic confrontation? We’ll find out on Raw.

    2. Repercussions for Reigns

    It’s pretty safe to say that Vickie Guerrero won’t be doing any java runs for WWE management anytime soon. Last week on Raw, after Roman Reigns seemingly tampered with The Authority’s iced coffee, Stephanie McMahon became incredibly ill and blew venti-sized chunks all over the SmackDown General Manager. With Triple H and Stephanie being forced to leave the arena as a result, Reigns was able to convince a bile-soaked Vickie to place him in the night’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship Qualifying Battle Royal. The juggernaut entered, he dominated and he won.

    Watch Roman Reigns’ huge Battle Royal victory

    Even though The Authority wanted Reigns nowhere near the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the powerhouse now joins United States Champion Sheamus, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and John Cena in the historic Ladder Match. With Triple H saying this issue will be “dealt with” on Raw, will Reigns be punished for maneuvering his way into the WWE World Heavyweight Title picture? Also, will Vickie face consequences for the unfortunate coffee incident that started it all?

    3. Paint and gain

    There’s giving yourself a “new coat of paint” and then there’s the utter transformation Cody Rhodes underwent to become Stardust, the intergalactic Superstar who shares Goldust’s flair for the dramatic. Stardust debuted alongside The Bizarre One last week on Raw, earning the bewildering tandem a decisive victory over Ryback & Curtis Axel.

    View exclusive photos of Stardust

    Rhodes had been determined to seek out the ideal partner for Goldust, and it seems as though he succeeded in his own unusual way by introducing Stardust to the world. How will this face-painted pair continue to turn heads this week?

    4. Girls, bye

    What the funk? Displaying a new attitude as of late, Cameron has made clear her intentions to ensnare Paige’s Divas Championship, blatantly disrespecting The Diva of Tomorrow in an effort to get herself on the titleholder’s radar.

    After slapping Paige across the face during an exclusive interview on the WWE App, Cameron lost to the British technician on last week’s Raw — a defeat that sparked a heated discussion between The Funkadactyls after the match. The following night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on WWE Network, Naomi scored a huge non-title victory over Paige, and when Cameron decided to put her hands on the Divas Champion yet again after the match, Paige retaliated and brawled with the “Total Divas” star.

    As Paige laid into Cameron — who was arguably getting what she had coming — Naomi simply looked on and refused to assist her longtime friend and tag team partner. With tensions continuing to mount between Naomi & Cameron as they both pursue the Divas Championship, are we witnessing the gradual extinction of The Funkadactyls?

    5. Will Ambrose make Rollins pay?

    If Dean Ambrose won’t rest until he’s gotten even with Seth Rollins, The Lunatic Fringe has had plenty of sleepless nights lately. On SmackDown, Rollins’ provocation from ringside cost Ambrose a match against Kane, and a brutal Curb Stomp from the Shield turncoat left the scorned Superstar dazed after the match.

    Ambrose’s new entrance video | Rollins’ new entrance video

    Ambrose has had a weekend to mull over all of the ways he’s going to make Rollins suffer, and we don’t even want to imagine the horrors that are running through Ambrose’s mind right now. Whatever happens between these former “brothers” this week on Raw, it won’t be pretty.

    Don’t miss Raw this Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network, and be sure to tune in to WWE Network forRaw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET and Backstage Pass immediately following the show!

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  2. See you in the MITB briefcase match Seth..
    Sincerely, Dean Ambrose..
  3. Come on Ziggles, get that spot in the MITB!
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Why would you put a talented superstar like Ziggler in the MITB? It doesn't make sense. So let's put that thing called Adam Rose or Rusev -.-
  5. Seeing that this is the 1,100th episode of Raw, this is going to be a big Raw, so I expect to see some big names tonight. The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Batista, Brock Lesnar, and more.
  6. I doubt they see the 1,100th Raw as that big of a deal, honestly. I wouldn't expect any of those names to show up tonight, nor do they need to. There's plenty to look forward on Raw tonight already imo.
  7. Because it's better than jobbing to those other guys? Because it's still a title shot, and chances are it could get him a push? And the main reason being Ziggler would make the match interesting (win or lose) he'll probably sell the shit out of falling from a ladder at some point.
  8. Firing time
  9. Alright
  10. Steph vs Vickie?
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  11. Probably a party for the execs afterwards. A personal achievement rather than a milestone.
  12. Guess Vickie's leaving tonight then
  13. Horrible theme.
  14. thought Roddy Piper was coming out for a sec; it sounded so Scottish
  15. It sounded like that retarded stable in TNA with Knux.
  16. That Superkick into the ring post was quite a good spot.
  17. i hate bo so much i want to heat him is the face
  18. um he lost last week to roman
  19. Who lost?
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