WWE Monday Night RAW Results
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 9, 2013
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, JBL & Michael Cole
Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
Edge’s music hits and the crowd erupts. Edge gloats in a pyro display and makes his way down to the ring. Tony Chimel let’s out a big “Sooooooooper Star” during the introduction. Also, Jerry Lawler is wearing a polo shirt rather than his normal majestic attire. Edge welcomes the fans to an all-new edition of the Cutting Edge. Supposedly Triple H thought that bringing back Edge would be good for business, especially if Edge has a reunion with his former partner. Edge assures the audience that he is not speaking of Christian, but instead his Rated RKO tag partner. Edge claims to not have an issue with the way Orton cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase. For sure Edge has done that himself a few times. Edge’s grievance is that Orton has become a stooge. Edge comforts the crowd that Orton will not be his guest tonight, instead he is going to have a different Superstar that he feels will be good for business.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits and the bearded Superstar cheers his way down to the ring. Bryan says that it is easy to come out when all of the fans are on their feet and shouting his name. Bryan declares that no matter how many times he is attacked from behind or sucker punched that he will fight on. Daniel promises to win the belt at Night of Champions.
Edge is not sure of whether or not Bryan can defeat Randy Orton, so he asks Bryan. Ryan responds in the affirmative. The question and answer session looks to continue – until the music of The Viper hits.
Randy Orton walks out onto the ramp with a microphone. Orton says that it is a shame that the only place that gives a crap about Edge is Canada. Orton says it is also a shame that Edge’s body failed him at such a young age.
Edge responds that the only shame is that Orton pretends to be the face of the company, but really all he does is resemble another body part (like a naughty part, get it? Tehehe). Edge continues until another theme hits.
Triple H walks out to his heel intro and joins Orton on the ramp. Edge tells Triple H that he is a terrible validator of talent. At one point HHH did not see any potential in Edge, Chris Jericho or John Cena. Triple H responds that he is just trying to do what is right for business. He nods that he spent a fair sum to bring Edge in tonight in order to promote the series ‘Haven’ on Syfy. With the plug out of the way, Triple H addresses the talent issue. Trips admits that he was wrong about Cena and Jericho. Triple H also admits that the jury is still out on Daniel Bryan. However, Triple H was right about Edge. He claims that the Rated R Superstar was a failure. Triple H drills the message home by saying that Edge never drew a dime.
Triple H says that guys like Cena and Jericho proved him wrong. Tonight he is going to give Daniel Bryan that same chance. Tonight Daniel Bryan will have that chance against Dean Ambrose. Since the Shield will be in his corner, Bryan will have Edge in his. As well as the man who was forced to punch him last week, The Big Show. Triple H claims to not be a dictator.
Edge responds that he isn’t a dictator – just a dick (guess he didn’t have to allude to naughty parts this time). Triple H notes that Edge can’t fight due to his bum neck. So since he can’t attack Edge, Triple H will take it out on someone that Edge loves.
The Shield carries out a beaten and battered Christian and drops him on the ramp. The Shield, Orton and Triple H head to the back as Edge runs up to check on his friend.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are talking in an office as Edge charges in to confront the COO. The Shield is on hand to protect the boss. Triple H asks who the hell Edge thinks he is for running in and mouthing off in his company. Triple H claims that tonight this is his town, his country and his arena. Triple H commands Edge to get out before The Shield escorts him out.
Kofi Kingston v. Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman
Axel hits a dropkick and goes for the cover. Kofi kicks out. Kofi responds with a few chops but misses a big punch. Axel whips Kofi into the corner. Kofi blocks the charge and hits the SOS. Axel grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. The commentators point out that Paul Heyman hasn’t shaved lately and looks like he has lost a lot of sleep. Meanwhile Axel goes on the attack in the ring. Kofi is pushed into the corner and Axel knees him repeatedly. The referee tells Axel to back off but he refuses which causes the disqualification.
Winner via DQ: Kofi Kingston
After the match Heyman scolds Axel in the ring. If he were to do something similar at Night of Champions it would allow Punk to get his hands on Heyman. Meanwhile Kofi gets back on his feet and hits Trouble in Paradise on Axel. Heyman looks on exasperated as he dreads his encounter at the PPV.
Paul Heyman is staggered and being helped through the back hallway by Curtis Axel and a referee. They walk him into the medical room. Heyman resists the calls for a doctor, claiming to have his own. Heyman gets an ice pack and apologizes to Axel for his bum knee.
Big Show is in a locker room with Booker T. Much like his speech to Daniel Bryan last week, Booker tries to reason with Show. He reminds Show that Cody was fired for speaking his mind. Booker says that people are calling him a sell-out. Show says that he is not. Booker claims that he would have done the same thing in Big Show’s position. Booker tells him to think of his daughter and family. Show will experience feelings tonight, but he must keep a level head.
Bray Wyatt w/ Family v. Dolph Ziggler
The match began during the commercial break. Bray gets behind Dolph to apply a choke. Wyatt charges towards the corner but misses. Dolph capitalizes by dropping an elbow. Wyatt attempts to get back control but is planted with a Fame-asser. Cover, but Wyatt kicks out. Dolph turns his attention to the Wyatt Family. Bray capitalizes on the distraction and hits his finisher. Michael Cole announces that it is called ‘Sister Abigail’.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Paul Heyman has crutches and makes his way down to the ring with Curtis Axel and another man. The mystery man is revealed as his private doctor. Curious that Heyman would have his own doctor on hand with him at the show. Heyman addresses the crowd and says that he is not an advocate for socialized medicine. Heyman reveals that the reason he brought his personal physician is because he cannot trust the Canadian system. Heyman claims to have messed up his MCL or ACL. As a result he will have to remove himself from competing on Sunday. Paul says that if you have not believed him before, you should believe him this time. Heyman desperately wanted to get his hands on Punk. Unfortunately he is injured and thus will not be able to participate. Heyman announces that he is going to return home in order to receive medical treatment. He vows to return one day.
Brad Maddox comes out onto the entrance ramp with a medical trainer. Maddox says that the WWE has a fully certified medical staff. Maddox gets into the ring and says that if Heyman is legitimately injured than the only way he will be removed from the match is if Dr. Sampson, the WWE doctor, confirms the severity of the injury. Brad calls for a chair.
Heyman is seated as the doctor begins to examine. He rolls up Paul’s pant leg and begins the examination. The crowd chants, “this is awkward”. The doctor begins to extend his leg. Heyman is not pleased and threatens him with a lawsuit. Heyman yelps at one point. Maddox asks him if Heyman is injured. The doctor drops some medical jargon with the result being that Heyman is okay. Paul at first claims that there is some personal vendetta at work.
CM Punk’s music hits and he charges down to the ring with a kendo stick. Axel and Heyman scurry out but Heyman’s doctor is hit. Heyman has miraculously recovered and runs away into the crowd. Punk turns his attention back to the doctor in the ring. He assures him that he won’t attack and even holds the rope for him to exit. At the last instant Punk unloads with the kendo stick. Punk and the crowd are fired up as he relentlessly swings at the doctor like a piñata.
Layla, Alicia Fox & Aksana v. Natalya, Naomi & Brie Bella
The rest of the Divas are scattered around ringside. AJ Lee joins in on commentary.
Naomi and Aksana start the match. Naomi falls hard from the top rope as Aksana pulls her down. Layla gets the tag and applies a modified tarantula on Naomi. Cover, but Naomi kicks out. Natalya and Alicia Fox get the tags. Natalya hits a nice suplex and then does a Shawn Michaels style kick up. Natalya slams Fox and looks for the cover. Aksana comes in for the save. Natalya gets behind Alicia and applies a Sharpshooter. The Canadian crowd roars their approval.
Winners: Brie Bella, Natalya & Naomi
R-Truth v. Alberto Del Rio
They go back and forth until Truth clotheslines Rio out of the ring. Truth’s upper hand is quickly extinguished as Rio goes on the attack. Del Rio tosses Truth out of the ring and then backs him into the apron. Truth is rolled back into the ring and caught with a rear headlock. Truth escapes and tries a roll up. Del Rio kicks out and then kicks Truth in the face. Rio jumps off of Truth’s back and then flexes his pectoral muscles. The crowd begins to chant for Rob Van Dam. Truth catches Rio off guard with a spinning heel kick. Truth hits a leg drop and tries for the cover. The crowd now begins to chant for Undertaker. Rio regains control and charges towards Truth for a Superkick. Rio locks on the Cross-Arm Breaker. Truth has no choice but to tap.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Zeb Colter is in the ring with Antonio Cesaro. Zeb says that the Canadians are not good neighbors to Americans because he can’t even remember the last time that they helped out the US. Zeb scolds them for not being able to get excited for anything other than a stupid hockey team. We the P----
La vittoria è mia, è miaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Antonio Cesaro w/ Zeb Colter v. Santino Marella
Cesaro goes strong at the start and knocks the wind out of Santino. He tosses him overhead for a slam. Santino gets back to his feet and nails a few punches. Cesaro responds by holding the legs of Santino and spinning him around in a circle. Cesaro keeps the Airplane Spin connected and continues until the crowd erupts with their approval. Santino is dizzy at first, but then gets his wits about him. Santino hits a running headbutt. The cobra returns. Santino is poised to strike but Cesaro ducks out of the way. Cesaro grabs the cobra off the arm of Santino and tosses it towards the crowd. Cesaro hits a few brutal uppercuts and goes for the pin. Santino kicks out. Cesaro lifts him back to his feet. Santino sense an opportunity and rolls up Cesaro for the win.
Damien Sandow is in the ring with his Money in the Bank briefcase. He claims to still be the uncrowned World Heavyweight Champion.
Damien Sandow v. The Miz
Miz hits an elbow and a few punches. He hits a quick vertical suplex. Sandow kicks him in the gut and then pushes Miz into the corner. Miz reverses a whip and then charges to splash Sandow. Miz climbs up to the top rope and leaps for an axe-handle. Miz knees Sandow in the back a few times and tries for a running kick. Sandow trips him up to land on the second rope. Sandow charges and rams his knee into the back of Miz. Sandow drops a leg and goes for a cover. Miz kicks out. Sandow cinches on a side headlock. Miz breaks free and runs to kick Sandow in the thigh.
Fandango’s music hits and he dances with the stunning Summer Rae on the entrance ramp. Sandow capitalizes with a roll up.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Fandango continues to dance and then pauses his music. He speaks his name, which the fans yell along with him. Fandango, the world’s greatest troll, dances away as Miz looks on mystified.
Renee Young is in the back with Goldust. She asks if he is ready for his return match against Randy Orton. He responds that it is no secret that he is the screw-up in his family. Goldust has had many chances, but he has blown them. Cody on the other hand has done everything the right way. Goldust is not pleased that Triple H is going after his family. Goldust says that tonight is a second chance for Cody. If Goldust wins than Cody will get his job back.
Triple H walks into the shot. He notes how Cody and his soon-to-be wife will be sitting on the edge of their seats watching tonight. There is a lot of pressure riding on Dustin tonight. Triple H looks at Goldust and says that he really hopes that he doesn’t blow it tonight.
Randy Orton v. Goldust
Goldust starts off strong with some fast punches. Orton pushes back but gets caught. Dust moves him into the corner shoulder first. The crowd is behind each strike that Goldie delivers. Orton rolls out of the ring to gain his bearings. Back inside the ring the action continues. Goldust keeps the advantage for the most part as he relentlessly punches on Orton. Randy reverses the positions in the corner and launches into a ten-count punch. Orton places his knee on the chest of Goldust and uses the ropes to apply pressure. With Dust still on the mat Orton begins to dissect his opponent with stomps. Orton misses a snap scoop slam and Goldust tries to capitalize with a roll up. Orton kicks out. Goldust sets up for Shattered Dreams, but Orton rolls out of the ring.
Back from the break Orton is control with a side headlock. Goldust elbows his way free only to be caught with an uppercut. Orton charges towards Dust in the corner but Dust gets his boot up to block. Orton rolls out of the ring and Goldust follows after. Goldust slams Orton’s head into the steel steps. Orton swings at empty air. Dust hits him in the back of the neck and Orton looks to be in pain.
Orton is rolled back into the ring and Goldust climbs onto the apron. Orton grabs him and sends him flying into the steel post and falling to the outside. Orton sends him back into the ring and tries for the cover. Goldust kicks out. Orton stomps on his ankle and chest. As his makeup starts to fade, Orton cinches on a rear headlock. The crowd gets behind Dust and tries to will him to his feet. Dust gets up and starts to fight. Dust hits a bulldog and bangs on the mat to get the crowd into the match. Goldust dodges a clothesline and hits two of his own. Orton reverses a whip but Dust drops down and punches Orton in the mouth. Dust mounts Orton in the corner and begins a ten-count punch. Dust whips Orton towards a referee. Orton stops himself, but Dust capitalizes with a roll up. Orton kicks out.
Orton gets his wits about him and delivers a suspended DDT. Orton mocks Bryan’s taunt and then looks for the RKO. Dust counters into Curtain Call. Cover, but Orton kicks out at two. Orton counters a strike directly into an RKO. This match is over.
Winner: Randy Orton
Due to Goldust’s loss, Cody Rhodes will not be reinstated as a WWE Superstar. After the match Orton grabs a mic as he stands over the fallen Goldust. He proclaims that he will shatter Daniel Bryan’s dreams at Night of Champions.
Promo airs for Los Matadores
Goldust is in a back hallway crying. Stephanie McMahon walks up to Dustin to address him. She says that she knows he is disappointed. Cody and his fiancée are also disappointed. Cody doesn’t have a job anymore because he let his brother down. Goldust let his family and the entire WWE Universe down. Stephanie asks what it feels like to be a loser just like his brother. She tells him to go join his brother in the unemployment line. She stops him as he begins to walk away and tells Dustin to tell his dad that she says hello.
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to introduce Rob Van Dam.
Rob Van Dam w/ Ricardo Rodriguez v. Ryback
Alberto Del Rio comes out onto the entrance ramp with a microphone. He tells RVD that he is a washed up loser. He addresses Ricardo and says that he is worth nothing with him. Del Rio says that those two losers belong together. He claims the crowd won’t be chanting ‘RVD’ on Sunday, they will be chanting ‘ADR’.
RVD hits a spin kick at the start and blocks a charge in the corner. RVD jumps off the second rope for a kick. He goes for a monkey flip but is pushed away. Ryback tosses Rob halfway across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex. Ryback pushes RVD towards the corner. Rob jumps out but is caught. RVD scurries free and kicks Ryback to the mat. Rob hits Rolling Thunder and keeps up the pace. Rob leaps up to the top rope and somersaults in towards Ryback. Rob lays out Ryback in the middle of the ring. RVD leaps up for the frog splash. Ryback rolls out of the ring. Rob tries to jump out of the ring but misses Ryback and crashes into the barricade. Ryback lifts RVD up and spread his legs apart. He takes Rob and slams him groin first into the steel post – twice. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Rob Van Dam
After the match Ryback rolls into the ring and hits Shell Shocked for the hell of it. He stands over top of Rob to gloat.
Stephanie is in the back with Big Show. She tells him that if he touches The Shield during the Bryan/Ambrose match tonight than he will be fired. Big Show somehow manages to find a non-flat screen Television and tosses it to the ground.
Daniel Bryan w/ The Big Show v. Dean Ambrose w/ The Shield
Bryan attacks Ambrose by pushing him towards the corner. Big Show cannot get involved, so he is watching the match from a steel chair on the outside. Bryan turns up the heat so Ambrose rolls out of the ring. Once back inside, Bryan whips him into the ropes. Ambrose tumbles over the knee of Bryan and then gets kicked in the back. Snapmare and more kicks ensue from Bryan. Cover, but Ambrose kicks out. Ambrose looks for a headlock but Bryan pushes free. Bryan hits a drop toehold take down and stomps on the arm of Ambrose. Bryan works the arm to set up for the Yes Lock. Bryan cinches on an arm bar that isolates Ambrose on the mat. Bryan tries to force the shoulders down for a pin, but Ambrose kicks out. Bryan stands on the back of Ambrose’s knees and lifts him up for a surfboard stretch. Ambrose grabs the rope for a break.
Ambrose flips out of the corner to avoid Ambrose and hits a few strong suplexes. Bryan climbs to the top turnbuckle. Seth Rollins jumps up on the apron, which distracts Bryan. Ambrose gets to his feet and pushes Bryan to the outside as RAW cuts to the final commercial break of the night.
Ambrose is in control as RAW comes back. Bryan finds the wherewithal to go on the offensive. Ambrose is stranded on the top turnbuckle and Bryan follows up after. Bryan hits a Hurricarana that sends Ambrose to the middle of the ring. Cover, but Dean kicks out. Ambrose dodges a kick and grabs the legs of his opponent. Bryan reverses for a roll up. Ambrose kicks out. Bryan gets the Yes Lock, but Ambrose makes it to the bottom rope.
Daniel Bryan charges at full force across the ring for a dropkick but misses. Ambrose tries to pick up a quick cover but the dazed Bryan gets his shoulder up. Ambrose mounts Bryan and punches him in the head repeatedly. Ambrose tries to set up Bryan in the corner, but instead finds himself in a tree of woe. Bryan charges across the ring and hits a huge dropkick. Bryan pushes Ambrose up to the top and follows behind. Bryan stands to his feet and leaps with Ambrose from the top rope for a huge back body drop. Cover, but Ambrose kicks out.
Bryan hits a few swift kicks. Ambrose tosses Bryan to the outside of the ring. Seth tries to distract the referee, which allows Roman Reigns to charge at Bryan. Daniel dodges and sends Reigns’ spear into the steel steps. Seth leaps from the apron, but also misses. Despite taking out the other members, Ambrose is still alive. He runs up behind Bryan and first punches him before planting him on the floor with a DDT. Big Show can do nothing but watch from the outside. Bryan and Ambrose are back inside the ring. Ambrose looks to capitalize but Bryan is very ring aware. Bryan rolls him up and steals the victory.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match Bryan tosses Ambrose out of the ring at the other Shield members. Big Show and the fans cheer him on.
Randy Orton’s music hits and he charges down towards the ring. Bryan flies right out with a suicide dive on Orton. Despite the temporary victory, the numbers game proves too much for Daniel Bryan. The Shield and Orton are able to get him in check. Orton rolls Bryan back into the ring and follows after. Show can only watch from the outside. While he does grab a steel chair, he knows that using it will cost him his job. Randy Orton hits an RKO to finish off Daniel Bryan.
Big Show walks up the ramp as Randy Orton’s music hits. Stephanie and Triple H appear at the top of the ramp. Triple H commands show to be a professional. He needs to ignore the moral dilemma and get in the ring and knock out Daniel Bryan. Big Show learned his lesson last week and knows that he has no option. Show lumbers back into the ring. He pauses while glancing towards Orton and thinks of walking out of the ring. Show contemplates but knows that he has no option. Orton walks up to show and reminds him of his directive. Orton tells Show that he will even lift up Bryan for him to punch. Orton lifts the limp body of Daniel Bryan up into the air. Show turns his back. Orton drops Bryan like a crazy chick and walks over to Bryan. He says that he has the authority from Triple H to give Show order. Orton commands Show to follow orders.
Orton turns back towards Bryan. Bryan runs towards Orton and knees him straight in the face. Daniel Bryan grabs the WWE Championship and holds it over his head as he delivers his taunt Yes, Yes, Yes.
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