WWE RAW results, live blog (June 23, 2014): Money in the Bank go-home show; Kane added to title match

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We’re now less than a week away from crowning a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Money in the Bank, but before we get there, however, it’s time for the go-home edition of Monday Night RAW.

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Last week told us a lot about the landscape of the ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship ladder match as both John Cena and Roman Reigns were added to the match to complete the lineup.

Reigns maneuvered his way into the battle royal that was announced earlier in the evening, and he eventually won, eliminating Rusev to cap off the victory.

Cena, on the other hand, was placed in a one-on-one stretcher match with Kane, which he ultimately won as well.

This week on RAW, though, we’ll get to find out who will be in the second ladder match at Money in the Bank that was announced this past week on Smackdown, this one for the traditional title contract.

We already know that Seth Rollins is in, but that’s all we know at this point. Monday night, there should be a series of qualifying matches between some of the best young talent on the roster to see who will get the opportunity at the contract.

Also, we might get a little more follow up on the Vickie Guerrero situation, especially since her screw up last week of letting Roman Reigns into the battle royal. As of this point, the word is that Monday night may be the last we see of Vickie in a WWE ring.

All of this should play out and more on Monday night, so join us back here throughout the day as we provided up-to-the-minute news before RAW, and definitely come back at 8PM ET as we cover RAW live as always.

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Opening Segment: 

To open up WWE RAW this week, Stephanie McMahon had a “conversation” with Vickie Guerrero following what happened last week, which resulted in Roman Reigns being added to the Money in the Bank qualifying battle royal, which he ultimately ended up winning.

Stephanie was announced out first by Justin Roberts and she walked down the ramp, which was littered with ladders in anticipation of Sunday’s Money in the Bank event, and into the ring.

She says that as principal owner, she can’t tolerate gross negligence, referring to what Vickie let happen last week. She then directly addressed the infamous coffee matter and she asked Vickie to make her way out to face the consequences.

Vickie comes down to the ring. She tells Stephanie that it’s great to see her doing better and she was sorry to see what happened. She then ratted out Reigns for poisoning the coffee.

Steph tells Vickie that that was her biggest failure to date and chastised her for not being able to follow the simple direction of not letting Reigns in the battle royal.

Stephanie says it definitely won’t happen again because for nine years she’s been riding the coattails of Eddie, because they took pity on her.

She says that Eddie deserves the respect, but she doesn’t. Stephanie then makes her beg in the middle of the ring. Vickie then gets yelled at for not even being able to beg right.

Stephanie then puts Vickie into a match to keep her job as GM of Smackdown–with STEPHANIE!

Vickie accepts the challenge.

Jimmy Uso vs. Luke Harper

Harper and Rowan come down to music of their own for this one. The big man then gets right in the ring and gets to work on Jimmy, pummeling him to start things off. After a few minutes, Jimmy comes off the ropes and catches Harper with a knee.

After a distraction from the outside, Harper flattens Jimmy with the lariat and gets the three count.

Winner: Harper

After the match, Jey calls Rowan back into the ring and then hits a suicide dive onto the Wyatt Family on the outside before they cut to commercial.

Guess we have an impromptu match here.

Jey Uso vs. Erick Rowan

Back from commercial, the match is underway and Rowan is in control, hitting Uso with a fall away slam. Rowan goes for two covers, but is only able to get two counts each time. He starts pounding away at Jey in the corner.

Jey ends up countering, hitting the splash off the top and getting the pinfall.

Winner: Jey Uso

After this second match, the Wyatts dismantle the Usos, both in and out of the ring.

Bray then appears on the screen and says he’s proud of his boys.

After the commercial break, HUGE news was announced as Daniel Bryan will be appearing at Money in the Bank on Sunday to address the title situation.

Naomi vs. Alicia Fox

Naomi gets the win after a few minutes of action, while the whole time Cameron whined on commentary. After the match, Paige, who was also at ringside, got up on the apron and had a bit of a stare down with Naomi.

Bo Dallas vs. Titus O’Neil

Bo cuts a promo prior to the match on Oneil’s woes against Adam Rose on Friday night and gets the win of his own.

Triple H announces Money in the Bank match participants

Triple H made his way down to the ring with the briefcase hanging above the ring. He says it’s funny that in a corrupt place like Washington, it’s funny that he’s the bad guy because he does what’s best for business.

He says because he does what’s best for business, that’s why there will be a traditional Money in the Bank match.

Hunter reiterates that winning the briefcase gives someone a chance to write their own future, and then reminded everyone that Rollins will be the first entrant.

Here are the participants that were announced by the COO:

  1. Kofi Kingston
  2. Jack Swagger
  3. Dolph Ziggler
  4. Rob Van Dam
  5. Bad News Barrett

After that, with loud “Ambrose” chants going on in the background, Hunter says he picks Seth Rollins to win the match and out comes his newest protege.

Seth tells the fans to get over it, referencing the fact that he turned on the Shield. He says that he’s over it because he took the Shield as high as they could go and then he dropped the dead weight.

He tells the crowd that they can call him a sellout all they want, because on Sunday they’ll be calling him Mr. Money in the Bank.

This brings out Rob Van Dam who goes back and forth with Rollins and Hunter and a match is made.

RVD vs. Seth Rollins

The match gets started right away and Van Dam gets the upper hand as they head to commercial.

Back from commercial, the two have some good back and forth. When Rollins goes for the curb stomp, Ambrose charges into the ring.

He grabs the mic and says that he’s still going to show up in Boston anyway on Sunday and leave with the briefcase.

Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Championship)

Before the match, they replayed Ziggler’s win from Friday night.

Barrett gets out on the offensive early, nailing Ziggler with some forearms in the back and then getting him against the ropes. Quickly, though, Ziggler turns things around and gets a roll up on Barrett, but only for a two count.

Eventually, Barrett gets him on the outside where he gets back on top. He rolls Ziggler back into the ring, but only gets a two count when he goes for the pin.

Ziggler catches Barrett with an elbow as he comes off the ropes and then gets 10 right hands to the head in the corner. He follows that up with a nice neck breaker. He goes for the Fame Asser, but he gets caught by Barrett with Winds of Change, but is able to kick out at two.

The challenger hits the Zig-Zag out of nowhere, but Dolph was selling a shoulder injury and couldn’t attempt a pin. They go to commercial.

Back from the break, Ziggler is nailing Barrett with constant elbows. He goes for the cover, but only gets two.

These two are putting on an absolute show. Barrett hits Wasteland, but Ziggler kicks out. He tries the Bull Hammer, but Ziggler counters with the Fame Asser, however Barrett kicks out.

Barrett ends up connecting with the Bull Hammer for the win.

Winner: Bad News Barrett

Stephanie McMahon vs. Vickie Guerrero

Prior to this match, Vickie said that she is going to go out there and take her dignity back. She says that she has no regrets, and Randy Orton shows up. He said that she’s going to regret what she did last week.

Vickie makes her way out to the ring to Eddie’s music, which is more or less a sign that this will be the end.

Stephanie then makes her way out to the ramp with a microphone, and also still in her dress from before. She says that the only problem is that their match isn’t going to take place in the ring, it’s going to take place in a mud pit next to the stage.

The boss says that the first one to end up in the pool is the loser of the match. The heel divas make their way out to the ring and Stephanie sicks them on Vickie. They get on the apron like vultures, but Vickie escapes up the ramp, however she runs right into Steph.

The heels grab Vickie, since she has nowhere to run. She breaks away, though, and tosses Rosa Mendes into the pool, followed by Layla. Next up, Alicia Fox goes for a swim.

From behind, Stephanie shoves her into the pit and tells her she’s fired.

But, before she left, she tosses Stephanie in the pit anyway.

Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger

Kofi gets some nice offense in here, but Swagger locks on the ankle lock after a few minutes and Kofi taps.

Winner: Jack Swagger

Back from commercial, Damien Sandow is in the ring dressed like Abraham Lincoln. About a minute into his promo, Big E makes his way out.

Sandow vs. Big E

This one only lasted about two minutes as the humiliation of Sandow continues. Big E hits the Big Ending for the win.

Winner: Big E

After the match, Big E cuts a promo on Rusev. This prompts Lana to come on stage and Rusev attacks him from behind off the distraction.

4-on-3 Handicap match

This one was all over the place, with some pretty nice spots here and there in between. In the end, Sheamus got the win for the face team with a Brogue Kick to Cesaro.

After the match, though, Kane came out and dismantled virtually everyone. Triple H then made his way out and announced that the Demon would be the eighth member of the World Heavyweight Championship match.

But, right after, Roman Reigns hit him with a spear and stared down Hunter to end the show.