WWE RAW Results
November 11, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Happy Veterans Day to all the men and women who have served and will serve to protect our freedom.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video airs that highlights the events that took place at the end of last week’s RAW. Big Show forced the Authority to give him his job back by threatening them with a massive lawsuit. Big Show was also given a WWE Championship match against Randy Orton at Survivor Series. After that, he was put into a handicap match against The Shield and Orton. Big Show was overcoming the odds during that match until Kane came out dressed in a suit. Big Show was then put through a table.
We’re brought into the arena to see the fans of the United Kingdom. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show alongside Jerry “The King” Lawler and John “Bradshaw” Layfield. Cole announces that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will not be there tonight as they are on vacation.
Randy Orton’s music hits, and the WWE Champion makes his way to the ring to the sound of jeers. Orton says it looks like Big Show has gotten his job back, and he also blackmailed his way into a title match against himself. If anyone saw the beat down that he gave to the Big Show with the help of The Shield, then they would agree with him that he will be victorious at Survivor Series. He will retain the WWE Title and retain his status as the “Face of the WWE.” While Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are on a well-deserved vacation, he is in charge of Monday Night RAW.
Brad Maddox excuses himself and makes his way to the ring to a nice pop. Maddox appreciates Mr. Kane trying to help out around here, but he is the General Manager of Monday Night RAW. Therefore, he has the authority and responsibility to be in charge of this week’s Monday Night RAW.
Maddox goes to make a match, but Kane’s music hits, and the Director of Operations makes his way to the ring in a suit. The crowd chants at him, “You sold out!” Kane says last week, the Authority made him the Director of Operations. That means in the absence of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon that he is in charge tonight. Maddox says he’s had this gig for quite a while, so maybe Kane should follow his lead. Maddox then books Randy Orton versus one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Cody Rhodes. Kane shuts down those plans, and he books Orton versus Goldust. Maddox and Kane argue over who they want to face Orton. Orton tells them to make up their minds because he cannot face the both of them.
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero comes out to a massive amount of heat. Vickie says that she wants to wish Triple H and Stephanie McMahon a wonderful vacation. Unlike Maddox and Kane, she has complete confidence in Orton’s skills. As the former General Manager of RAW and the current General Manager of Smackdown, she is the voice of reason. The arena is completely unglued for this whole segment. She thinks if The Authority was to see whatever is best for business, they would agree with Orton’s idea. Tonight, Orton will face both Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a two-on-one handicap match. The crowd goes nuts with “YES!” chants at that announcement.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust make their way to the ring to face Randy Orton. That match is next.
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Randy Orton will start the match against Goldust. They lock up, and Goldust takes him down with a headlock. Orton quickly grapevines the head, but Goldust gets out. Orton takes him down with a headlock, and Goldust applies a head-scissor. Orton pops out, and Goldust does his taunt. Orton pushes him, and Goldust punches him back. Orton quickly applies a side headlock, so Goldust whips him off. Orton shoulder blocks him down and hits the ropes for a hip toss. Goldust quickly follows up with an arm drag and a dropkick for a two count. Goldust wrenches the arm and tags in his brother. Rhodes comes off the top rope with an axe handle to the shoulder. Rhodes follows up with a front suplex for a two count. Orton pulls him face first into the turnbuckle and kicks him in the midsection. Orton uppercuts him down, but Rhodes soon comes back with a side headlock. Goldust blind tags in as Orton whips Rhodes off. Rhodes holds on to the ropes as Goldust rolls Orton up for a two count.
Goldust applies a side headlock, but Orton powers him to the corner and shoulders him there. Orton smiles at the crowd before hitting some slow, methodical punches in the corner. Orton has a whip to the corner reversed on him, but he soon pops out with a clothesline for a two count. Goldust pulls himself up as the crowd goes from chanting, “Randy’s boring” to “JBL.” Orton knees Goldust in the face before hitting some stomps. Orton clubs away at Goldust in the corner and takes him down. Goldust fights back, but Orton cuts off the momentum. Orton sends him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Goldust begins to climb to the top rope, but Orton kicks him in the back of the knee, sending him crashing back down to the mat.
We come back from the break to see Goldust trapped in a chin lock. Goldust fights up and punches out. Orton reverses a whip and goes for a powerslam, but Goldust holds on to the ropes. Goldust quickly rolls him up for a near fall. Goldust then takes him down with a big DDT. Rhodes is tagged in, and he drops Orton with a springboard missile dropkick. Rhodes punches him before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Orton charges, but Rhodes catches him with a rollup for a near fall. Rhodes kicks him before dropping down for a big uppercut. Rhodes goes to the top rope and hits a picture-perfect moonsault block for a near fall. Rhodes waits for Orton to get up. Orton ducks a clothesline and goes for his patented backbreaker, but Rhodes pushes him off. Rhodes then takes him down with a high knee.
Goldust is tagged in, and Rhodes whips him toward Orton. Orton sidesteps him and goes for an RKO on Rhodes, but Rhodes pushes him into an uppercut from Goldust. Rhodes and Goldust then hit a double-team clothesline on Orton over the top rope. The referee begins to count Orton out. Orton gets to his feet, but he soon changes his mind about getting back into the ring.
Winners by Count-Out: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Match Rating: * 1/4
Big Show’s music hits, and he quickly makes his way to ringside. Orton has nowhere to run as Rhodes and Goldust wait for him in the ring. Big Show punches away at Orton at ringside before pushing him down. Big Show punches him in the midsection before sending him into the steel ring steps. Big Show then floors him with a short-arm clothesline before taking the commentary table apart. The crowd begins to chant, “YES!” as Big Show sets the ring steps alongside the table. Big Show climbs the steps while holding Orton by the throat. Big Show then destroys him with a massive chokeslam through the commentary table! The crowd goes crazy with “YES!” chants as Big Show’s music hits!
Doctors run down to ringside to check on the health of Randy Orton. Replays are shown, and the commentators marvel at the height Orton was dropped through the table.
During the commercial break, Big Show got into a taxicab to go grab a pint from a British pub.
Los Matadores and Santino Marella vs. “The Union Jacks” (3MB)
Santino Marella is also wearing horns on his head like El Torito. 3MB’s attire is in the theme of the British Union Jack flag. A “3MB” chant breaks out. Diego will start the match against Heath Slater. They lock up, and Diego quickly hits him with a snapmare. Slater comes back with some kicks and a side headlock. Jinder Mahal blind tags in as Diego tries to whip him off. Diego fights them off until Mahal hits him with a high knee for a two count. Drew McIntyre tags in and floors Diego with a dropkick. McIntyre kicks him in the face before taking a back suplex.
Mahal and Santino are tagged in. Santino hits some jabs before splitting under a clothesline and hitting a hip toss. Santino goes for a big splash, but Mahal gets the knees up. Mahal picks him up, but Santino takes him down with a back suplex. El Torito gets on the apron and shakes his hips at Slater. Slater chases him around the ring until Santino gores him in the butt with his horns. McIntyre picks El Torito up by the horns until Los Matadores takes him out with stereo suicide dives. El Torito then goes to the top rope and takes Slater out with a flipping senton to the outside. Inside the ring, Santino catches Mahal with a stunner. Santino takes the Cobra out, complete with horns on it, and strikes Mahal down for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores and Santino Marella
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Randy Orton is being attended to in the medical area when Brad Maddox comes up to him. Maddox apologizes and says the match was not his idea. Orton says he thought Maddox was the GM. How could he let that happen? Vickie Guerrero comes in and apologizes, but Orton tells her to save it for next week when Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are back. Orton tells them to get out of his sight. Kane walks up and tells him to listen, but Orton tells him to get out. Kane says he is the Director of Operations. If he keeps mouthing off like that, then Big Show won’t be his only problem. The doctor then asks for a moment to check on Orton’s shoulder.
Curtis Axel will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler later tonight.
Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. Sandow quickly attacks Kingston with kicks and knees to the midsection before throwing him out of the ring. Sandow goes outside and puts him on the apron. Sandow clubs away at him some more before putting the ring apron over Kingston’s face. Sandow stomps away at him before pulling him into the ring for a two count. Sandow clubs away at him some more before applying a chin lock. Kingston soon fights up and punches out. Kingston kicks away at him before Sandow reverses a whip to the corner. Sandow sends him hard to the corner again before hitting some shoulder thrusts. Sandow head-butts him down before rubbing his face in the mat. Sandow drops a knee for a near fall. Sandow reapplies the chin lock, but Kingston fights up again. Kingston punches him, but Sandow slams him down. Sandow then hits the Cubito Aequet before dropping a few more elbows for a near fall. Kingston then moves out of the way of a leg drop.
Kingston gets to his feet, and he boots Sandow in the face. Kingston then takes him down and punches away at him. Kingston kicks him in the head for a near fall. Kingston goes to the second rope and splashes him as he gets to his feet for another near fall. Kingston kicks him until Sandow comes back with some punches of his own. Sandow whips him to the corner, but he runs into a pendulum kick. Kingston goes for a springboard, but Sandow kicks the ropes. Kingston crashes to the mat. Sandow quickly follows up with the You’re Welcome for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Damien Sandow
Match Rating: *
Curtis Axel will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler, next.
“RAW Country” will take place in Nashville, Tennessee next Monday.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler vs. Curtis Axel (c)
They circle the ring and lock up. They tussle around the ring for position before breaking it. They circle the ring again and lock up. Axel applies a side headlock, but Ziggler twists out and applies one of his own. Axel quickly applies a hammerlock, but Ziggler twists out and applies one of his own. Axel elbows him in the face and kicks him down in the corner. Axel whips him to the opposite corner and charges, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Axel ducks a clothesline and takes Ziggler down with a dropkick for a two count. Axel talks some trash as Ziggler gets to his feet. They circle the ring and lock up again. Ziggler applies a side headlock, but Axel transitions to his own. Axel gets whipped off, but he is able to come back with a shoulder block. Axel hits the ropes, and Ziggler takes him down with a big dropkick for a near fall. Ziggler then taunts him.
Ziggler catches him with a hip toss for a two count. Ziggler hits a nice suplex for another two count. Ziggler then begins to drop some “heart stopping” elbow drops. Ziggler drops ten of them for a near fall. Ziggler has a whip to the corner reversed on him, and he flies over the top rope. Axel goes outside and drives Ziggler into the ring apron. Axel punches away at him at ringside before throwing Ziggler back into the ring for a two count. Axel drops some elbows for another two count. Axel talks some more trash before punching him in the face. Axel chokes him on the second rope before slapping him in the head a few times. Ziggler pushes him off and floors him with a big DDT.
They get to their feet before the referee counts to ten. Axel charges, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Axel then hits the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Ziggler splashes him in the corner and hits the ten punches before hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops a big elbow for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Axel avoids it. Axel then catapults him into the turnbuckle and rolls him up for a near fall. Ziggler then hits the famouser for a near fall. They take their time getting back to their feet. Axel reverses a whip into a snap back suplex for a near fall. Axel goes to the top rope, but Ziggler scales to the top for a super face-buster for a near fall. Ziggler waits for him to get up and goes for a Zig-Zag, but Axel hangs on to the ropes. Axel takes him down with a flapjack before hitting the Axelizer for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel
Match Rating: * 3/4
Brad Maddox and Kane are arguing backstage. They trade blame on who will be in trouble when Triple H and Stephanie get back. Maddox suggest the main event should be The Real Americans taking on John Cena. Kane likes the handicap match concept. He’s making a tag team handicap match. It’ll be all three members of The Shield against Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Maddox goes to shake Kane’s hand, but he walks off.
Zack Ryder does a sales pitch for WWE Shop merchandise.
Tamina Snuka w/ AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella
They lock up, and Tamina throws Nikki down. Nikki sidesteps her in the corner and rolls her up for a one count. Tamina punches her before charging into a boot. Nikki rolls her up again for a one count. Nikki takes her down with a dropkick, and Tamina rolls out of the ring to recover. Tamina is furious at ringside. Tamina gets back in the ring and misses a clothesline. Nikki goes for a monkey flip, but Tamina pushes her off. Tamina takes her vest off and throws it on Nikki before kicking her for a one count. Tamina hits a body slam before stretching her out. Brie Bella gets the crowd going at ringside as Nikki knees Tamina in the head. Tamina stretches her out on the ropes before clubbing her down. Tamina hits a pump-handle slam for another near fall. Tamina applies a chin lock, but Nikki soon fights up. Tamina applies a modified torture rack, but Nikki slides off and catches Tamina with a back body drop.
Nikki takes her down with a head-scissor takeover. A “We want tables” chant breaks out. Nikki clotheslines her down a few times before hitting a monkey flip. Nikki takes her down with a face-buster for a near fall. An “ECW” chant now breaks out. Tamina quickly kicks her down and chokes her on the ropes until the referee admonishes her. AJ quickly snaps Nikki off the rope while the referee is distracted. Tamina big boots Nikki down as AJ thwarts Brie’s attempt at revenge. Tamina then goes to the top rope for a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Tamina Snuka
Match Rating: 1/2 *
AJ Lee gets in the ring and skips around until Brie Bella dropkicks her down. Tamina goes to body slam her, but Brie slides off and dropkicks her out of the ring. Brie stands tall as AJ and Tamina retreat. Tamina seems to have a bloody nose or lip.
John Cena will take on The Real Americans in a handicap match later tonight.
The commentators talk about WWE 2K14 and who was Undertaker’s best WrestleMania opponent. Shawn Michaels ran away with the poll.
Randy Orton is still in the doctor’s office when The Shield walks up to him. Orton asks where they were an hour ago when he was getting chokeslammed through a table. Dean Ambrose says it isn’t Randy Orton’s business where they were. They tell him they don’t work for Brad Maddox, Kane, or Randy Orton. They tell him to feel better before walking off.
Fandango makes his way to the ring with Summer Rae. “Fandangoing” lives in the United Kingdom. Fandango will fight, next.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya
Fandango’s tights have a Union Jack on them. They circle the ring before Kidd applies a waistlock. Fandango applies a side headlock, but Kidd pushes him off and hits a snapmare. Kidd hits the ropes, counters a hip toss, and kicks him in the midsection. Kidd punches him in the corner before chopping the chest. Kidd goes for a slingshot in the corner, but Fandango catches him and throws him over the top rope. Fandango wiggles his hips toward Natalya before throwing Kidd in the ring for a two count. Fandango punches him down before applying a chin lock, but Kidd soon fights up. Fandango stops the momentum and goes for a back suplex, but Kidd flips through. Kidd then catches him with a head-scissor into the turnbuckle. Kidd boots him in the face and flips to the apron. Kidd then floors him with a springboard dropkick. Fandango quickly rolls out of the ring and avoids a plancha. Kidd lands on the apron and catches Fandango with a hurricanrana off the apron! Kidd sends Fandango back into the ring and goes for a springboard sunset flip, but Fandango sits on his shoulders for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 3/4 *
John Cena is seen walking backstage. He’ll fight The Real Americans in a handicap match, next.
Before the match begins, Zeb Colter cuts a promo from the stage. Colter mocks the British accent before saying it is Veterans Day in the United States. Colter says they’re standing on a foreign land tonight. This land is full of imperialists, soccer thugs, bad food, and evil monarchs. Plus, it’s full of people who actually found the antics of Mr. Bean hilarious. If the Real Americans ran this country, it would be in much better shape. He doesn’t say that for any reason because this is what he says to justify that. It used to be said that the sun never sets on the British Empire, but now it never rises. As he looks out into the sea of bad teeth, he asks them to put their hands over their heart and say in recognition of a superior nation, “We the people!”
John Cena vs. The Real Americans w/ Zeb Colter
Jack Swagger will start against John Cena. A “Let’s go Cena; Cena sucks” chant breaks out. They lock up, and Swagger quickly wrenches the arm. Cena escapes and rubs some feeling into it. They lock up, and Cena quickly takes him down. Antonio Cesaro gets in the ring, and they lock up. All of a sudden, Alberto Del Rio’s music hits. He comes out to the stage waving the Mexican flag. Cena whips Cesaro into the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Cesaro quickly throws him out of the ring. Swagger quickly follows up with a straight right hand.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro uppercut Cena down. Del Rio is on commentary now. Cesaro kicks Cena in the back before dead lifting him for a gutwrench suplex. Cesaro picks up a near fall. Swagger is tagged in, and he applies a chin lock, but Cena fights up and hits a back suplex. Cesaro tags back in, and Cena catches him with a full nelson neckbreaker for a near fall. Swagger tags back in, and he hits the Swagger Bomb. Swagger hits it a second time. Swagger tries a third time, but Cena moves.
Cesaro tags in, and he misses a clothesline. Cena floors him with a shoulder block before taking Swagger out with a shoulder block as well. Cena goes for another shoulder block on Cesaro, but he uppercuts him out of the air! Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Cena counters into an STF attempt. Cesaro kicks him off and tags in Swagger. Cena hits a back suplex powerbomb on Cesaro, and Swagger catches him from behind with the Patriot Lock. Cena fights out of it and kicks him off. Cesaro tags in, and Cena hits Swagger with a back elbow. Cesaro catches Cena with a cross-body block, but Cena rolls through and picks Cesaro up for an AA. Swagger quickly chop blocks the knee, and Cesaro picks up a near fall. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Cena counters with a back body drop. Swagger is tagged in, and Cena catches him with a back suplex powerbomb. Cena catches him with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle and goes for an AA, but Swagger rolls through and applies a Patriot Lock. Cena rolls through and catches Swagger with the AA, but Cesaro breaks up the pinfall.
Cesaro stands on the apron and yells for Swagger to tag him in. Swagger eventually does, and Cesaro runs into a powerbomb from Cena for a near fall. Cena and Cesaro trade punches with Cena coming out on top. Cesaro all of a sudden catches Cena with a Very European Uppercut for a near fall! Cesaro sizes Cena up before hitting a running back elbow. Cesaro puts Cena on the top rope before climbing up with him. Cena fights him off, and Cesaro falls to the mat hard. Swagger is tagged in, and he goes for a top rope belly-to-belly, but Cena pushes him off. Cena connects with a cross-body, and he quickly gets off to clothesline Cesaro out of the ring. Cena then locks Swagger in the STF for the win.
Winner by Submission: John Cena
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Cesaro quickly gets back in the ring, and he head-butts Cena a bunch of times. Cena eventually fights him off and clotheslines him out of the ring. Del Rio then runs in from behind, and he nails Cena in the midsection with a steel chair. Del Rio punches away at Cena before putting the chair around Cena’s injured arm. Del Rio kicks the chair a few times before applying the Cross Arm Breaker. The referees run down to try and pry Del Rio off, but they are unsuccessful. Big E Langston then runs down and punches Del Rio before throwing him out of the ring. Langston stands tall in the ring with the crowd chanting his name as the referees surround Cena in the ring.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will team up to face The Shield in a three-on-two handicap match in tonight’s main event.
Kane is backstage with Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox watching a replay of what Alberto Del Rio just did to John Cena. Kane says that Cena had it coming. Del Rio comes in and asks if they saw what he just did. Maddox says it looks like they may have a new World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series. Del Rio gloats about how he will beat Cena in his hometown of Boston at Survivor Series. Del Rio tells them to make sure Langston keeps his nose out of his business. Vickie says Del Rio should put his nose in Langston’s business. Kane tells Del Rio to let Langston know how John Cena feels right now. Del Rio likes that suggestion.
R-Truth changed the lyrics of his theme song to insult Ryback a little bit.
Ryback vs. R-Truth
R-Truth ducks a lock up before applying a waistlock. Ryback pushes him to the corner and goes for a back elbow, but R-Truth ducks. R-Truth applies a side headlock, but Ryback powers out. Ryback then takes him down by the hair before talking a little trash. Ryback challenges R-Truth to punch him. R-Truth applies a side headlock before Ryback powers out and slams him down. Ryback calls him “stupid” before missing a clothesline. R-Truth punches away at him before having a whip reversed on him. Ryback lowers his head and eats a kick. Ryback soon powers R-Truth to the corner and slams him down into the opposite corner. Ryback then whips him hard to the turnbuckle. A “Goldberg” chant breaks out as Ryback chokes R-Truth on the ropes. Ryback then floors him with a military press powerslam. Ryback chops him in the corner before hitting a body slam. Ryback hits a big splash for a near fall. Ryback applies a grounded bear hug, but R-Truth fights up. Ryback bear hugs him some more, but R-Truth punches out. Ryback then floors him with a spinebuster. Ryback waits for R-Truth to get up before attempting a meat hook clothesline, but R-Truth splits under him. R-Truth then schoolboys him for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The commentators talk about the vicious beat down Big Show gave to Randy Orton earlier in the evening.
Big E Langston makes his way to the ring. He’ll fight Alberto Del Rio, next.
Big E Langston vs. Alberto Del Rio
They circle the ring and lock up. Del Rio quickly pushes him off and kicks him in the midsection. Del Rio punches him down to a knee until Langston comes back with some punches of his own. Langston sends Del Rio to the corner and hits a running shoulder thrust. Langston then takes him down with a shoulder block. Langston sends him to the corner, but he runs into Del Rio’s boots. Del Rio covers for a one count. Del Rio quickly kicks him in the head for a two count. Del Rio quickly applies a chin lock. Langston fights up and elbows out. Langston sends him to the ropes, but he lowers his head, and Del Rio catches him with a neckbreaker. Del Rio picks up a two count, and he kicks Langston in the head. Del Rio reapplies a chin lock, but Langston fights up. Del Rio jumps on his back, and Langston falls to a knee. A wave breaks out in the crowd. Langston then powers up and takes Del Rio down with a sidewalk slam.
Langston hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Langston then catches Del Rio with a big splash. Langston waits for Del Rio to get up and goes for a splash in the corner, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Del Rio quickly follows up with a step-up enzuigiri for a near fall. The crowd begins to chant, “We are awesome.” Langston fights out of a Cross Arm Breaker and clobbers him with an avalanche. Langston goes for the Big Ending, but Del Rio slides off and applies the Cross Arm Breaker for the win.
Winner by Submission: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: * 1/4
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will face The Shield coming up next.
The WWE airs a video to thank all the veterans of the armed forces. John Cena narrated it.
This Friday on Smackdown, John Cena will face Alberto Del Rio in an Arm Wrestling Contest.
Paul Heyman is sitting in the ring in a wheelchair with a neck brace on and his left leg in a cast. Curtis Axel is standing behind him. Heyman says his name, and he says the crowd’s hero, CM Punk, gave all of these injuries to him. They chant Punk’s name. Heyman says that tickles the fancy of their obviously limited imaginations, but Punk could never have done this to him all by himself. Punk had a whole lot of help. For example, he had help from that big ugly dummy Ryback. Heyman says he took Ryback under his wing, nourished him, and gave him a chance to be a Paul Heyman guy. Thank God he never accepted. What does Ryback do? He guarantees him that his mantra in life is “Feed me more,” but we all know that with CM Punk, Ryback bit off more than he could chew. He doesn’t just blame Ryback and CM Punk – he blames everyone in the WWE Universe. They’re the ones that encouraged CM Punk to climb to the top of the Hell in a Cell and lay this beating down upon an innocent father of two small children. They’re the ones who cheered CM Punk into giving him this beating. This is their entire fault. The crowd cheers wildly. Heyman says this is why he has left his first class accommodations seeking alternative medical treatments in Europe to go slumming with the working class denizens from the ghetto known as Manchester.
Heyman says he isn’t here tonight for them to revel in the brilliance of his prose. He is here tonight because he needed a room full of witnesses that he went public with his intentions. Heyman says he shall return with a vengeance. Heyman says he will hover over CM Punk like a sort of Damocles. He will drive the blade of his sword through the heart…
CM Punk’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a wild applause as Heyman fears for his life in the ring. Curtis Axel cuts Punk off at ringside and attacks him. Punk soon fights him off with a roundhouse kick. Punk whips him into the barricade and catches him with a GTS. Punk then looks in the ring and sees Heyman sitting there. Heyman says Punk has done enough damage in his life. Punk goes under the ring and grabs a kendo stick. Punk gets in the ring, and Heyman swings a crutch at him, but he misses. Punk then spins Heyman around in the wheelchair before dumping him out of it. Punk then viciously smacks the kendo stick off Heyman’s back brace a bunch of times before celebrating with the crowd.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to another wild applause from the crowd. The crowd chants “YES!” as Punk and Bryan get in the ring. They’ll face The Shield, next.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is back for another match. CM Punk will start the match against Dean Ambrose. They take some time before locking up. Ambrose quickly applies a hammerlock before moving to a side headlock. Punk whips him off, and Ambrose shoulder blocks him down. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Punk catches him with a jumping calf kick. Daniel Bryan is tagged in, and they hit a double-team suplex for a two count. Bryan punches him before having a whip reversed on him. Ambrose catches him with a back elbow before tagging in Seth Rollins. Rollins punches him before having a whip reversed on him. Bryan then turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Bryan kicks him before standing on his knees. Bryan then applies a Mexican surfboard stretch. Bryan puts him down and tags Punk in. Punk kicks him for a two count. Punk catches him with a snapmare and dropkicks him in the back of the head for another two count. Punk wrenches the arm, and Rollins chops the chest. Rollins goes for a dropkick, but Punk counters into a catapult into the turnbuckle. Punk goes for a GTS, but Rollins slides off.
Roman Reigns is tagged in, and he slowly approaches Punk while talking a little trash. They lock up, and Reigns powers Punk to the corner. Reigns punches him and hits a head-butt. Reigns sends him into the ropes, but Punk slides through the legs and tags Bryan in. Punk and Bryan take turns kicking away at Reigns before sending him into the ropes. Reigns then floors them with a double clothesline. Reigns then throws Punk out of the ring. Rollins is tagged back in, and he sends Bryan to the corner. Bryan backflips over him before spiking him on his head with a nasty German suplex. Bryan quickly follows up with a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan then puts him on the top rope for a super hurricanrana for a near fall. Bryan kicks away at his chest before stopping to take Ambrose out. Rollins then kicks Bryan in the head to take him down.
We come back from the break to see Bryan trapped in a chin lock applied by Rollins. Bryan fights up and elbows out. Rollins reverses a whip, and Bryan is turned inside out in the corner. Rollins quickly covers for a near fall. Ambrose is tagged in, and he kicks Bryan in the head before dropping an elbow for a two count. Ambrose pulls back on Bryan’s hand before tagging Reigns back in. Reigns head-butts him in the mouth before punching him down. Reigns punches him in the side of the head while talking a little trash. Bryan comes back with some punches before hitting the ropes. Reigns quickly takes him down with a forearm to the mouth for a near fall. Rollins is tagged in, and he kicks away at Bryan before hitting a body slam for a near fall. Rollins quickly applies a chin lock, but Bryan soon gets the crowd going as he gets up. Bryan elbows out, but Reigns is tagged back in. They whip him into the ropes, but Bryan holds on to the ropes. Rollins charges, and Bryan back body drops him over the top rope. Reigns charges as well, but Bryan pulls the top rope down to send him out as well.
Punk and Ambrose are tagged in. Punk catches him with a springboard clothesline and some hammer throws. Punk knocks Reigns off the apron before hitting a swinging neckbreaker. Punk follows up with a high running knee and a short-arm clothesline. Punk goes to the top rope, and he catches Ambrose with his trademark elbow drop. Rollins breaks up the pinfall, and Bryan takes him out with a missile dropkick. Bryan then catches Rollins with a suicide dive. Reigns immediately follows up with a nasty clothesline. Punk then catches him with a suicide dive. Punk quickly gets in the ring and goes for a springboard clothesline, but Ambrose ducks. Punk then ducks a clothesline and hits him with a roundhouse kick. Punk goes for the GTS, but Reigns runs in. Punk catches Reigns with the GTS, and Ambrose rolls Punk up for a near fall. Punk then quickly takes him down with an Anaconda Vice.
All of a sudden, the Wyatt Family’s picture appears on the screen, and the lights go out.
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are standing in the ring with Bray Wyatt on the outside. Ambrose and Rollins argues back and forth with the Wyatts over who will attack Punk and Bryan. Rollins then backs Ambrose off. All of a sudden, a huge brawl breaks out between The Shield and The Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns get involved as well. After a quick brawl, they stop to regroup. They then come to their senses and surround Punk and Bryan at ringside. Punk and Bryan get in the ring, and a six-on-two beat down begins. The Shield and The Wyatt Family beat up on Bryan and Punk before The Usos run in for the save alongside Cody Rhodes and Goldust. It’s six-on-six. Punk, Bryan, The Usos, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust clear the ring of the Wyatt Family and The Shield as the show ends.
Quick Match Results
Cody Rhodes and Goldust def. Randy Orton via CO
Los Matadores and Santino Marella def. The Union Jacks (3MB)
Damien Sandow def. Kofi Kingston
Curtis Axel def. Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Tamina Snuka def. Nikki Bella
Fandango def. Tyson Kidd
John Cena def. The Real American via Submission
R-Truth def. Ryback
Alberto Del Rio def. Big E Langston via Submission
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan NC The Shield
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