WWE RAW (Monday, October 14, 2013)
WWE RAW opens with Justin Roberts bringing out the special guest referee for the WWE Hell In A Cell main event between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels.
In-Ring Segment: Shawn Michaels & Randy Orton
As HBK’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring, the WWE RAW announce team of Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry “The King” Lawler put over Michaels’ past in Hell In A Cell matches. The music ends and a Michaels waits for a “HBK” chant to wrap up. Michaels thanks everyone for voting for him on the WWE App last week. Michaels thanks the fans for not forgetting about “ole H-B-Shizzle.” Michaels runs down his history with both Orton and Bryan. He talks about training Daniel Bryan “many moons ago.” A loud “Yes!” chant breaks out. HBK talks about how he’s never liked Orton and that his best friend is still Triple H. Because of that, he says he can see why everyone might be concerned with him being the special guest referee. He says he respects both competitors and he respects the Hell In A Cell. He talks about being in the first Hell In A Cell match right here in this very building. HBK says when he thinks about Hell In A Cell, it reminds him how glad he is that he’s retired right now. He says what happened at Battleground was a “crock” and promises that it will not happen again. HBK promises that two men will walk in the Hell In A Cell, and one man will walk out the new WWE Champion. With that said, Randy Orton’s music plays. Randy Orton slowly makes his way to the ring as the announcers again talk about the history of the barbaric Hell In A Cell match. Lawler reminds everyone that St. Louis, where they are tonight, is the hometown of Orton. Orton’s music cuts off and a loud “Randy, Randy” chant breaks out. Orton says he’s got a match up next against The Miz, so he’s going to make this very quick. Orton says Michaels has everyone convinced, and that’s great. He reminds him that he was born and raised right here in St. Louis. Orton says he knows these people in St. Louis better than him. He says to take it from him, the people in St. Louis aren’t that bright. Orton says he can see right through Michaels. He says Michaels resents him because as great as he was, he will always be that much better than him. HBK waits for Orton to finish and then says, “oh snap, I’m sorry, were you talking? I wasn’t even listening.” HBK says Orton doesn’t need to worry about him, he needs to worry about Daniel Bryan. Orton flips out and says he’s going to hurt Daniel Bryan and Michaels is going to have to stand there and watch it. The crowd starts chanting “No, No!” and Orton yells at them to shut up. Orton says HBK is no stranger to screwjobs, they’re practically his thing. Orton threatens HBK not to screw him at Hell In A Cell. Orton demands to know if he makes himself clear. HBK says, “you’re trying to intimidate me, aren’t you?” HBK tells him he can’t intimidate him. As HBK goes to walk away, Orton tries to RKO him from behind. HBK avoids it, and tries hitting Sweet Chin Music, but Orton avoids that as well. As Orton rolls out of the ring to avoid it, he is attacked from behind by The Miz. The announcers remind everyone that Orton attakced Miz in front of his parents in Miz’s hometown, and now Miz is attacking Orton in his hometown. With that said, we go to commercial break, with Orton vs. Miz next up when we return.
Randy Orton vs. The Miz
We return from commercial and the match is now in the ring, with Miz still firmly in control. Miz beats on Orton a bit in the corner until Orton cuts him off with a big elbow. Orton and Miz trade punches in the middle of the ring until Miz clotheslines Orton over the top rope. They are fighting out on the floor now. Orton clotheslines Miz down to the ground as Michael Cole informs everyone that Shawn Michaels is trending worldwide right now on Twitter. Orton rolls in the ring to clear the count before rolling back out to continue punishing Miz. Orton slams Miz into the ringside steps on one side of the ring, and then slams him into the ringside steps on the other side of the ring. Orton throws Miz back in the ring and attempts to pin him, but only gets two. Orton starts doing the Ronnie Garvin stomp all over Miz’s body in the center of the ring. Orton tries covering him again, but again only gets two. Orton applies a rear chin-lock as the crowd starts clapping and trying to motivate Miz into fighting back. Miz breaks out of the hold but is thrown over the top and onto the floor by Orton. Orton props Miz up on the barricade for his draping-DDT move, but Miz fights out of it and pushes Orton back-first into the ringside post. Michael Cole points out that both The Miz and Randy Orton are trending worldwide on Twitter. Miz is fighting back now as the action returns to the ring. Miz with a big clothesline on Orton in the corner. Miz goes to the top rope and comes flying off with a double axe-handle smash. Miz attempts to catch Orton with the Skull Crushing Finale, but Orton avoids it. Miz slaps a Figure-Four Leglock on Orton, but just as he does, the lights go out and The Wyatt Family come out on stage. As the lights come back on, The Wyatt Family are on top of the stage, with Bray Wyatt sitting in his rocking chair, likely to hide his inability to move properly with his injured leg. As Miz turns around in the ring, Orton catches him with an RKO. 1-2-3. Orton wins.
Winner: Randy Orton
Bray Wyatt Promo
The Wyatt Family are shown staring at Miz from the top of the stage still. Bray Wyatt gets on the microphone. He tells Miz that he’s the epitome of everything he loathes in this world. Bray asks how much it’s going to take to satisfy the craving he has for fame. Bray says they’re tangled together in this moment. He tells him not to be afraid. He does not wish to see him suffer. He’s just going to put him down. He concludes by saying, “Follow the buzzards,” as the fans say it with him. After that, we cut to commercial.
Fandango vs. Santino Marella
We return from commercial and Fandango and Summer Rae are dancing and posing in the ring. As his music fades down, Santino Marella’s music hits and the crowd pops. Santino marches his way to the ring as Justin Roberts does the official introduction for their upcoming one-on-one match. As the bell rings, Fandango and Santino trade a few dance moves. Santino chases Fandango around with the Cobra/claw. Fandango cuts Santino off and drops him to the mat. Fandango hits Santino with a big elbow as Summer Rae is shown cheering him on. A “Summer Rae” chant breaks out in St. Louis. Fandango hits a big suplex on Santino. He dances around a bit and the crowd boo’s him. Fandango climbs to the top rope, but as he comes off looking for a double axe-handle smash, Santino moves. Santino does a split to avoid Fandango running at him, and then hits him with a high-hip toss. Santino pulls out the Cobra, but before he can hit Fandango with it, Summer Rae distracts him. Due to the distraction, Fandango is able to roll Santino up. 1-2-3. Fandango wins.
Announcement Of WWE Tag-Title Match Tonight
As we head to commercial, Michael Cole reveals that as first reported on WWE.com, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield will be defending their WWE Tag-Team Championships tonight on RAW against Cody Rhodes and Goldust. With that said, we head to commercial.
Backstage Segment: Paul Heyman & Brad Maddox
We return from commercial and Paul Heyman is talking with Brad Maddox. He shows him a replay of CM Punk’s low-blow on Ryback from the WWE Battleground pay-per-view. Heyman tells Maddox that he needs to do something about it. Maddox says Ryback already has his rematch at Hell In A Cell, so he’s not sure what Heyman is looking for. Heyman says he’s looking for much more. Heyman tells Maddox that he cheated and made Maddox looked bad, and a man in his position should not have to look bad. Heyman asks Maddox to make the match a two-on-one handicap match with Punk against both Ryback and Curtis Axel. Maddox says he’s not sure that’s fair. Heyman says Punk is a cheater and a weasel and doesn’t know the meaning of the word fair. Maddox laughs and says he never thought he’d hear a walrus call a Punk a weasel. Maddox says tonight we’ll play Beat The Clock and if his guys win, he can choose any stipulation for the Hell In A Cell PPV match that he wants. However, if Punk wins, Punk gets to pick the stipulation.
Big Show Petition & John Cena Video Package
The announcers talk about NXT star Xavier Woods starting an online petition to bring Big Show back to WWE after he was fired by Stephanie McMahon last week. They talk about many of the top WWE Superstars and Divas signing the petition. They plug WWE.com for more information on the petition before introducing an elaborate video package on “the heart of John Cena.” With that said, the video package airs.
Los Matadores vs. 3MB
When they return from the John Cena video package, the Los Matadores music plays and out they come with their sidekick El Torito and their big elaborate entrance. As they finish up their goofy-ass entrance in the ring, we head to a commercial break. When we return from commercial, Los Matadores will be in tag-team action. When we return from commercial, 3MB is standing in the ring. Michael Cole announces that it will be Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre representing 3MB. McIntyre and one of the Matadores’ battle for a while. The Matadores’ member hits a flying huricanrana off the top on McIntyre. Matadores 1 tags in Matadores 2 (they aren’t saying the names, so not sure how to describe it). Slater is tagged in. Matadores knocks him out to the floor. El Torito mocks Slater. Slater charges after him, and as he does, one of the Matadores members flies over the top and slams into him on the floor. Back in the ring, 3MB is starting to gain control of the offense. Slater beats up the Matadores member and tags McIntyre back in. McIntyre hits a bunch of chops on him. McIntyre slaps a chicken-wing-style rest-hold on him in the center of the ring. Matadores 1 turns a McIntyre tilt-a-whirl move into a tornado DDT. Both guys tag out. Matadores 2 is flying all over the place on Slater. The announcers are now debating as to which Matadores member is in the ring. Cole thinks it’s Diego. Matadores 1 tags in 2 and they hit a double-team suplex-style move, assuming it’s their finisher, on Slater for the 1-2-3. Los Matadores wins.
Winners: Los Matadores
After The Match:
After the match, El Torito attacks Jinder Mahal. The Los Matadores set Mahal up for the same finishing move they just used to win the match, only this time they held Mahal up and stayed there as El Torito came off the top rope onto him with what JBL called a “Bull-Ton.” He says he can also do a “Bull-acanrana.”
Big Show Recap
A video package airs from last week’s RAW highlighting the exchange between Big Show and Stephanie McMahon from the top of the show, which resulted in Stephanie slapping the piss out of him and then firing him and then Big Show returning to interfere in the main event of the show and knockout Triple H after the match.
Up Next: Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
After the video package airs Michael Cole says there’s been rumors going around all week. He says after the commercial, both Triple H and Stephane McMahon are scheduled to address the WWE Universe. With that said, we head to commercial.
In-Ring Segment: Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Daniel Bryan & Alberto Del Rio
We return from commercial and Triple H’s music hits as he and Stephane McMahon make their way to the ring. The music stops and Stephanie McMahon begins speaking. She says she’ll never let her kindness be mistaken for weakness. She is cut off by a loud “you got knocked out” chant directed towards Triple H. Stephanie talks about bailing out Big Show more times than she cares to remember. She says they were re-paid with Big Show striking Triple H in the face. She says they’re selling Big Show’s house and formally pressing charges. She says to let that be a lesson to everyone in the dressing room. Stephanie talks about rumors of HHH suffering a concussion and a broken jaw. Stephanie reminds everyone who HHH is. The King of Kings, cereberal assassin, etc. etc. Stephanie says with her power and support, Triple H IS the WWE. HHH grabs the microphone. HHH says rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. He talks about being the COO of the WWE for two years now. He says he did that for the fans. He put aside his personal goals to ensure the future of the WWE would be taken care of. HHH talks about all he’s put up with since he’s been in charge. He said last week was his breaking point. He says, “you want me to be the bad guy, fine I’ll be the bad guy.” He promises to give something the people have never seen before. He says Big Show will crumble at his feet. He says everyone who defies his authority will be begging for their jobs. He says anyone who thought of chanting the word “Yes!” better start praying right now. With that said, Daniel Bryan’s music hits. Out comes Daniel Bryan.
He thinks for a second and then starts doing his “Yes!” chant as the crowd chants along with him. He keeps it going forever until he is attacked from behind by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio knocks him down and then lays the boots to him all the way down the ramp. Del Rio waits for Bryan to get up and then superkicks him in the face. Stephanie says “oh I’m sorry. Daniel Bryan, were you saying something?” She says his opponent tonight will be the World Heavyweight Champion – Alberto Del Rio. Triple H starts chanting “Yes! Yes!” as the crowd loudly responds “No! No!”
Backstage: Ryback & Paul Heyman
Backstage, we see Ryback and Paul Heyman walking to the ring. Michael Cole reminds everyone that they”ll be in a Beat The Clock match tonight. That match is coming up after this commercial break.
Beat The Clock: Ryback vs. R-Truth
When we return from commercial, R-Truth is singing and rapping in the ring as JBL sings along. They show a video recap of what just happened with Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio. The video replay finishes up and Ryback is introduced. Ryback comes to the ring with Paul Heyman. Michael Cole breaks down how a Beat The Clock match works. The clock begins and the bell sounds. Here we go. A “Goldberg” chant breaks out. R-Truth immediately goes to the floor and walks around, burning time off the clock. Ryback goes out after him. They end up back in the ring but R-Truth rolls back out to the floor and kills more time running around as Ryback chases him. Paul Heyman is flipping out as Ryback can’t seem to get his hands on him. Ryback re-enters the ring and R-Truth again rolls out to the floor. Heyman finally distracts Truth on the floor and Ryback nails him from behind. Ryback throws Truth back in the ring and pins him. Truth kicks out at two. Ryback throws Truth into the corner and tries quickly pinning him again. Again, he only gets two. Ryback beats up Truth some more in the corner as another “Goldberg, Goldberg” chant breaks out. Ryback hits a big splash on Truth in the center of the ring. 1-2….Truth kicks out again. Jerry Lawler actually points out the Goldberg chants as a way to plug the new Goldberg DVD. Meanwhile, Ryback clotheslines Truth down in the ring for another nearfall. Ryback slams Truth in the corner. Ryback rolls Truth up again but only gets two. A loud “Jerry Jerry” chant breaks out for some reason. Lawler says the WWE Universe are doing all of these chants to try and frustrate Ryback. Ryback continues his beatdown on Truth in the middle of the ring. A loud “CM Punk, CM Punk” chant now breaks out. Truth catches Ryback with a dropkick. Truth is finally getting some offense in now. Truth hits a few more dropkicks on Ryback for a nearfall. A loud “walrus, walrus” chant breaks out as Lawler points out it’s the best chant of the night. Truth comes off the top with a huge missile dropkick for a nearfall. We’re at 5:30 on the clock now, by the way. Ryback picks Truth up and hits him with the Shellshock out of nowhere. 1-2-3. Ryback wins. His time was 5:44, according to JBL.
Winner at 5:44: Ryback
Backstage Segment: Stephanie McMahon & The Bella Twins
We return live and Stephanie McMahon runs into Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. She congratulates Brie Bella on her engagement to Daniel Bryan. She talks about how her fiancee’ was chanting “Yes, Yes” as HHH was knocked out by Big Show. She tells Brie Bella that tonight she’ll have to face Tamina Snuka.
WWE 2K14 Video Game
Michael Cole plugs the WWE 2K14 video game and the 30 Years Of WrestleMania mode and The Streak mode featuring The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. They plug the game a bit some more as some videos of the game air on the screen.
Tons Of Funk vs. The Real Americans
Tons Of Funk music plays and out comes Brodus Clay, Tensai and The Funkadactyls. The foursome dance their way to the ring. They get in the ring and do their little dance together. Michael Cole plugs Tons Of Funk in action live next after the commercial break. On that note, we head to commercial. We return from commercial and The Real Americans are making their way to the ring, accompanied by Zeb Colter. Looks like one of these big Tons Of Funkers are going on the big swing tonight. We’ll see. A split-screen interview with Zeb Colter airs with Colter dressing down Los Matadores. He finishes up with “We The People” as the match begins in the ring. A “we the people” chant breaks out early as Clay is working over Antonio Cesaro. Tensai tags in and he hits a huge monkey-flip on Cesaro. Cesaro tags in Jack Swagger and Swagger takes out the knee of Tensai. Cole mentions that Swagger is setting up The Patriot Lock. Swagger works over Tensai a bit more before tagging Cesaro back into the match. Cesaro picks up where Swagger left off, as he continues the attack on Tensai. Cesaro beats up Tensai a bit more and then tags Swagger back in. Swagger distracts the ref as Cesaro beats up on Tensai from behind. Swagger tags Cesaro back in the ring. Cesaro leap-frogs Swagger and splashes onto Tensai. Swagger tags back in. Swagger goes back to work on the leg of Tensai. A double clothesline slows things down as both guys are laid out in the middle of the ring. Swagger is up first and he drags Tensai to his corner and tags Cesaro back in. Cesaro hits a gut-wrench suplex on Tensai. That was crazy. Cesaro quickly tags Swagger back in. Tensai is finally fighting back. He knocks Cesaro off the apron and floors Swagger. He crawls back to his corner and tags Clay back in. Clay takes the hot tag and comes in cleaning house of both of The Real Americans. Clay hits a big splash on Cesaro in the corner. Clay hits a perfect-plex on Cesaro for a pinfall attempt but Swagger comes in and breaks the count. Clay throws Swagger to the floor. Cesaro catches Clay turning around with an uppercut. Cesaro uses crazy strength and hits his finisher on Clay. 1-2-3. No big swing tonight.
Winners: The Real Americans
After The Match:
Cesaro sets Clay up for the big swing but Tensai tries stopping him. Swagger beats down Tensai and throws Clay out of the ring. Cesaro grabs Tensai and hits the big swing on him. The Real Americans both played to the crowd before doing it. The set up was very babyface-like. Weird stuff for such a heel style tag-team, but whatever.
Tamina Snuka vs. Brie Bella
We return from commercial break and Tamina Snuka is already in the ring with AJ Lee standing at ringside. The Bella Twins music plays and out comes Brie Bella by herself, per orders of Stephanie McMahon. The bell sounds and Brie goes running and colliding into Tamina. Brie knocks Tamina out to the floor. Brie dives off the apron and splashes onto Tamina on the floor. Tamina gets up and hits Brie from behind as she was going back in the ring. She slams her into the ring apron and then throws her in the ring. Back in the ring, Tamina chokes Brie with her bare hand. Brie snatches up the leg of Tamina for a single-leg boston crab type of submission move. Tamina takes her own leather vest off and whips Brie with it. AJ is shown with an evil smirk on her face watching as Tamina beats up Brie in the ring. AJ is shown again, this time talking to her Divas Title as if it were a person. Okie dokie. An “AJ’s crazy” chant breaks out in St. Louis. Tamina continues to beat up Brie as AJ is now shown dancing with her title as if it were a person. Once again — okie dokie. Brie hits a missile dropkick on Tamina. Brie with a standing dropkick on Tamina. Brie hits a running knee on Tamina. That’s a familiar move, ain’t it? Tamina stops Brie from hitting a top-rope move. Tamina hits Brie with a big boot and pins her. 1-2-3. Tamina Snuka gets the win.
Winner: Tamina Snuka
After The Match:
Tamina Snuka continues the beatdown of Brie Bella. Tamina hits her with a Samoan drop. Tamina scoops Brie up and drives her down shoulder-first into her knee. AJ is shown smiling on the outside, liking what she’s seeing. Tamina goes to the top rope and comes off with a Superfly splash onto Brie. AJ finally gets in the ring. AJ locks Brie in the Black Widow and screeches and screams like a psycho. A few referee’s finally break things up. As Tamina and AJ are leaving, Nikki Bella finally comes down to the ring to check on her twin sister. On that note, we head to a commercial break.
Backstage Segment: Brad Maddox, Stephanie McMahon & Daniel Bryan
We return from commercial and Stephanie McMahon and Brad Maddox are watching a match off the Goldberg DVD. Of course it’s a match where Triple H is kicking Goldberg’s ass, but whatever. Daniel Bryan storms in and yells at Stephanie. He says it’s not bad enough that she’s making his life hell, she’s got to make Brie’s life hell, too? He nearly calls her a bitch, but is cut off by Maddox. That’s basically the jist of it.
Beat The Clock: CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel
CM Punk’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. “It’s clobbering time!” Curtis Axel’s music hits and out he comes with Paul Heyman. A clock showing the time of 5:44 is displayed. Punk must defeat Axel in under five minutes and 44 seconds in order to make the stipulation for his match against Ryback at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. The bell rings and Punk immediately goes to work on Axel. Punk tries pinning Axel early but Axel kicks out with ease. Punk sweeps Axel down and tries immediately pinning him again. Again, Axel kicks out with ease. Punk chops the hell out of Axel in the corner as the crowd “Woooo’s” away. Axel fights back now and snapmares Punk down. Axel tries pinning Punk quickly but Punk kicks out with ease. Heyman can be heard shouting instructions from ringside. Heyman is basically yelling at Axel just to stall things out so they win the Beat The Clock challenge, while Axel’s goal appears to be winning the match. Heyman seems to strongly disagree with that plan, as it can be seen all over his face. Axel continues to work on Punk as the crowd begins loudly chanting “CM Punk, CM Punk.” Axel goes to the middle rope looking for an elbow drop but Punk moves and Axel crashes to the mat. Punk is now back in control of the offense. Punk with a nearfall on Axel. Punk goes to the top rope and comes off with a Randy Savage style flying elbow drop. Punk tries pinning him after that but doesn’t get three. Punk hoists Axel up for the GTS but Axel escapes. Axel slams Punk down as Heyman shouts the amount of time left to him. The two guys are trading punches and chops now in the center of the ring as there is just over a minute left on the clock. When the one minute mark hits, Heyman screams at Axel to simply hold Punk down. Axel doesn’t listen. Axel with a fisherman’s suplex on Punk for a nearfall. Heyman continues yelling at him not to try and beat him, but to simply hold him down. Axel again continues to disregard Heyman’s wishes. Punk hits the GTS on Axel. 1-2-3. Punk wins. Heyman is pissed.
Winner with 0:11 to spare: CM Punk
After The Match: Punk Announces The Stipulation
Heyman throws the I-C title he was holding for Axel down and storms up the ramp. He stops at the top of the ramp and looks pissed. Punk jumps on the microphone and asks Heyman where he’s going. Punk reminds Heyman that he gets to pick the stipulation for his match at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. Punk says this is where Heyman becomes proud of him, because Punk learned from him. Punk says he likes Heyman’s idea. “We’re going to have ourselves a handicap match at Hell In A Cell.” Punk announces it will be Ryback and Paul Heyman against CM Punk. “In the Hell In A Cell.” Lawler points out that means Heyman can’t run or hide. Heyman will be locked inside a Hell In A Cell with Punk and Ryback. Heyman freaks out. Punk celebrates.
Up Next: Daniel Bryan & Alberto Del Rio
As Heyman continues freaking out, and Punk continues celebrating, the RAW announce team plug Daniel Bryan vs. Alberto Del Rio, which is coming up next. With that said, we head to a commercial.
Daniel Bryan vs. Alberto Del Rio
After a very short commercial, Daniel Bryan’s music hits and he begins walking to the ring. As he makes his way to the ring, a video replay is shown of how this match came to be earlier in the night. Bryan is shown in the ring doing his “Yes!” chant as we head to another commercial. When we return from commercial, the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is making his way to the ring. Michael Cole plugs the fact that he’ll be facing John Cena at Hell In A Cell and then plugs his interview with Cena on WWE.com. The bell rings and Bryan immediately goes to work on Del Rio with kicks and chops. A “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out as Bryan continues kicking the hell out of Del Rio in the corner. Bryan with an arm-breaker type standing move on Del Rio. Del Rio cuts Bryan off coming off the ropes and is now in control of the match. Standing suplex by Del Rio for a nearfall. Meanwhile, the RAW announce team are fighting amongst themselves like little kids. Yawn. The crowd is getting Bryan back into things now and he proceeds to blast Del Rio with kicks. “Yes…yes…yes…whoooaaaaa…” Del Rio cuts Bryan off before he can hit the final kick. Del Rio is back in control of the offense. Del Rio starts kicking the crap out of Bryan repeatedly in the corner now as the crowd chants “No, no, no” as each kick lands. We return from commercial and Del Rio is still beating up Bryan. He hits him a bunch and says “Si, si, si” (yes in Spanish) only to get caught by Bryan and nearly stuck in the Yes! Lock. Del Rio makes it to the ropes to break the hold but Bryan did enough to regain the offense momentum of the match. Del Rio cuts Bryan off with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker as Cole points out Alberto Del Rio is trending worldwide on Twitter right now. Del Rio has Bryan locked in a chinlock as the announcers bicker like little kids some more. Yawn, the sequel. Del Rio mocks Bryan’s “Yes!” chant in the corner as he waits for Bryan to get up. Bryan gets up, Del Rio charges after him, but Bryan catches him coming in with a big clothesline. Del Rio cuts Bryan off and is quickly back in control of the match. The announcers are arguing worse than ever now. Yawn, the trilogy. Del Rio comes off the middle rope with a dropkick but Bryan kind of caught him with one of his own. Del Rio no-sold Bryan’s, so I’m assuming there was a miscommunication there. A replay shows that Bryan was probably just jumping up to make Del Rio’s dropkick look cooler. Del Rio misses a big running kick and now both guys are down. Bryan is up first and begins kicking the crap out of Del Rio as the crowd chants “Yes!” each time. Bryan ducks a clothesline of Del Rio and hits him with one of his own. Bryan runs at Del Rio and nails him with a big dropkick in the corner. Bryan hits a flying huricanrana off the top rope on Del Rio. Another “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out from the fans in St. Louis. Del Rio charges at Bryan and Bryan pulls the top rope down, letting Del Rio crash onto the floor. Bryan hits the ropes and runs and dives through them to splash Del Rio on the floor as JBL points out that we’ve got a “flying goat.” Back in the ring, Bryan comes off the top rope onto Del Rio with a missile dropkick. After that, we hear Orton talking. Orton is shown on the titan tron. He tells Bryan he’s sorry what happened to his sweet fiancee earlier this evening. Orton tells him not to worry, he’s going to check on her right now. Orton walks into the room where Brie is being worked on. We see the Bella Twins as Orton slowly closes the door. As soon as he does, we hear them scream. Bryan tries running out of the ring but Del Rio grabs his tights and rolls him up. 1-2-…Bryan kicks out. Bryan hits a big kick on Del Rio and then runs to the backstage area.
Winner via Count Out: Alberto Del Rio
After The Match: Orton Attacks Bryan Backstage
The camera’s follow him. The bell rings as he runs backstage. Bryan breaks through the door where Bella is being worked on. Bryan asks what happened. Bella’s begin talking and then yell at him to look out. Orton attacks Bryan from behind. Some referee’s come in and tell Orton to leave. They check on him. Orton leaves and Brie checks on Bryan, who is still laid out. We head to commercial on that note.
Backstage Segment: Triple H, Stephanie McMahon & The Shield
We return from commercial and The Shield are shown talking with each other. The camera pans out and we see Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are also in the room. HHH announces that the Shield’s tag-title match against the Rhodes Brother’s is now a no-disqualification match. He tells them, “the gloves are off boys. Finish them.” As they leave, Stephanie appears turned on and she grabs HHH and makes out with him.
John Cena Video Diary
The RAW announce team debate whether or not John Cena is 100 percent and whether or not he is coming back from surgery too soon. They introduce a second John Cena video package. This one is a video diary Cena kept while going through all of his trials and tribulations dealing with his arm injury, surgery and recovery.
WWE Tag-Team Titles
No Disqualification Match
-Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (c)
After the video package wraps up, Goldust’s music hits. Out comes Goldust by himself. Cody Rhodes’ music hits next and he comes out by himself. As he makes his walk to the ring, Michael Cole takes us to another commercial break. We return from commercial and The Shield’s music hits. Out come the WWE Tag-Team Champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, through the crowd, accompanied by Dean Ambrose. The bell sounds and Justin Roberts reminds everyone that this match is a No-DQ rules match for the WWE Tag-Team Championship. The bell sounds again and Rollins and Cody Rhodes will start things off for their respective teams. Cody gets the better of Rollins quickly and tags in Goldust. Goldust goes to work on Rollins. Goldust beats up Rollins and tags Cody back in. Cody kicks Rollins in the head and attempts to pin him. He quickly tags back in Goldust. Goldust does some work and tags Cody back in. Meanwhile, The Shield exchange a bunch of quick tags now, as they are firmly in control of the match at this point. Reigns is now the legal man and he is going to work on Cody. Reigns finishes up his offense and tags Rollins back in. Rollins is working on the arm of Cody a bit now as the crowd tries rallying behind Cody to make the tag to Goldust. Cody finally makes the tag. Goldust comes in a house of fire as he cleans house of both Rollins and Reigns. Goldust sets Rollins up for his kick in the corner move. Goldust with a bulldog on Rollins after Rollins escaped from the ropes to avoid the kick. Goldust comes off the ropes at 100 miles per hour at Rollins but misses and ends up on the floor. We head to a mid-match commercial. We return from commercial and Reigns and Rollins are double-teaming Goldust in their corner. The referee is yelling at them and doing the 5-count for them to stop as Lawler reminds everyone it’s a no-DQ match. Whoops! Cody comes in and throws some punches but ultimately is forced back out as Rollins continues to beat up Goldust. Goldust finally making a little comeback now as he backslides Rollins. Rollins cuts it short and is back in control of Goldust. Goldust’s face paint is almost completely smeared and sweated off. Is sweated a word? No time to check. We continue! Reigns is tagged back in and the long beatdown of Goldust continues. We see the #RAW and Rhodes are trending worldwide via a little graphic. Reigns is holding Goldust is a rear-chinlock as the crowd starts rallying behind the Rhodes Brothers. Goldust catches Reigns with a big elbow in the corner. Both guys are down. Goldust is crawling for the tag. Reigns tags in Rollins. Rollins runs in and blasts Cody quickly so Goldust has no one to tag. Rollins goes back to work on Goldust and tags Reigns back in. Goldust finally makes the tag. Cody is going to work on Reigns now. Cody catches Reigns running in and throws him into the corner, where Reigns blasts through to the ring-post shoulder-first. Cody hits a moonsault on Reigns for a two-count. Cody knocks Rollins off the apron. Cody leap-frogs off the top and hits a missile dropkick on Reigns. 1-2…Rollins breaks it up. Goldust comes in and he and Rollins brawl out to the floor. Back in the ring, Cody sets Reigns up for the Cross-Rhodes. Dean Ambrose jumps in the ring and stops him. All three members of The Shield now are ganging up and playing the number’s game on the Rhodes Family. Goldust is still on the floor as all three Shield members set Cody up for their finisher. Goldust comes in from behind with a chair and blasts everyone with the chair. Jerry Lawler says “that was a Tito Ortiz swing right there.” Think he meant David Ortiz. Whoops! Plugging the competition. Anyways, Reigns has the chair now and is waiting for Goldust to get up. The crowd is chanting for Dusty Rhodes. Reigns misses his swing and Goldust hits Reigns with a cross-body coming off the ropes through the chair. We see Rollins and Cody fighting on the floor. Rollins catches Rhodes jumping off the ringside steps in a power-bomb position and throws him back-first into the ringside barricade. Ouch. Back in the ring, Goldust and Reigns are fighting. Rollins comes in to help. Goldust gets rid of him. Goldust then clotheslines Reigns over the top. Goldust comes out after him. Ambrose attacks Goldust from behind. Reigns and Ambrose double-team Goldust on the floor as the crowd chants “this is awesome.” Reigns spears Goldust through the ringside barricade. Okay. This is kinda awesome. A “holy shit” chant breaks out after that. We see some replays of it now. Ambrose throws Cody in the ring with a chair. He runs over to the other side of the ring and throws Reigns in to go get him. Out through the crowd comes Big Show. Big Show knocks Ambrose out with his KO punch. Big Show catches Rollins and KO’s him as well. Big Show distracts Reigns. Reigns leans through the ropes and Big Show catches him with a KO punch. Cody pins him. 1-2-3. New Tag-Team Champions.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team Champions: Goldust & Cody Rhodes
After The Match:
Triple H comes to the ring and he’s pissed. We see Big Show in the middle of the crowd doing the “Yes!” chant with all of them. Triple H takes off his sport coat. “The Game” is pissed. We go off the air on that note. That’s RAW for this week ladies and gentlemen!
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