WWE Monday Night Raw Results
Long Island, New York
November 25, 2013
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, JBL & Michael Cole
Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
In Memory of Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon (1929-2013).
Special Guest Host: Michael Strahan.
Randy Orton’s music hits. The WWE Champion makes his way down to the ring. He believes that he is owed an apology from the fans. Orton stands in the middle of the ring with a microphone and the Title slung over his shoulder. Orton believes that he is owed an apology because there were those that doubted his retention ability. Instead of leaving, Orton invites The Authority down to ringside.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon strut to the ring. Triple H says that Randy Orton proved himself but it was at their prodding. Stephanie believes that Orton succeeded because of the motivation that they provided him. Randy retorts that he is upset that the McMahons are making it about themselves. Orton is also upset that The Authority appeared last night despite the fact that he was promised no interference. He was denied an untainted win. The crowd has started a chant for Daniel Bryan around this point. Triple H said that they only came down to ringside because they believed that there was going to be a new WWE Champion. Orton replies that he is a giant slayer and the best WWE Champion in history. There is no one that can take that away from him.
John Cena’s music hits and the World Heavyweight Champion comes down to the ring. John Cena starts to address Randy Orton. Stephanie interrupts and asks what it is that Cena wants. Cena replies that he wants her to listen to the fans. Listen to the chants for Daniel Bryan. The fans want to cut through the corporate “bs”. Cena has another matter to settle first. There are two Champions in the ring. It’s time that there is just one. John Cena says that he wants to face Randy Orton. Randy turns to Triple H. Cena cuts him off and says it is just between the two of them.
Stephanie tells Triple H that they have been considering this for some time, maybe they should listen to the fans. Triple H announces that at Tables, Ladders & Chairs something epic will happen. Both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships will be suspended above the ring. John Cena will face Randy Orton one-on-one in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match.
The Shield v. The Rhodes Brothers & Rey Mysterio
Reigns and Goldust start the match. The other Shield members run across the ring to knock Cody and Rey to the outside. The Shield works as a unit with a series of quick tags to keep Goldust isolated in the corner. Goldust is left in the ring and sees an opening as he faces Dean Ambrose. Seth Rollins gets a tag to make the save but gets tossed to the outside of the ring. Rollins manages to get back inside in time to cut Goldust off. Roman Reigns gets the tag and grabs Goldust by the leg and begins to stomp. Rey and Cody can only pace back and forth on the apron in frustration.
Goldust and Roman Reigns are both trying to make tags. Seth Rollins is brought in followed by Rey Mysterio. This is Rey’s first RAW appearance since May according to Michael Cole. Mysterio makes it an aerial return. Mysterio and Rollins both go for crossbodys at the same time and collide together.
Dean Ambrose and Cody get the tags. Cody attempts a Sunset Flip for the win. Ambrose kicks out. Rhodes goes for the finish with an Alabama Slam. The Shield makes the save. Mysterio looks to fly out of the ring but Roman Reigns spears him hard. Goldust next falls victim to a spear. It is only after Cody hits a Disaster Kick that Reigns is eliminated from the moment. Cody grabs Rollins but Ambrose catches him from behind with a Headlock Driver.
Winners: The Shield
The Miz welcomes out his guest, and the special guest host of RAW, the one and only: Michael Strahan.
Instead of Michael Strahan – Titus O’Neill walks out in a suit. He even has his middle teeth drawn black. In the ring he speaks with a lisp. Miz decides to play into the ploy. Miz asks about the tooth gap. “Strahan” says that it is for character. Miz says the gap is wider than the Giants shot at the playoffs. The fans in New York are not pleased. Miz laughs and says it must be a bad time. The Giants did fall last night to the Dallas Cowboys for the second time this season. Titus as Michael decides it is time to put over Titus O’Neill.
Michael Strahan makes his way down to the ring. He shouts out Long Island. Strahan says that Miz’s jokes were weak. Strahan says that Titus needs to work on his gap game. Strahan announces that tonight will have a double team, er, tag team main event. He announces Randy Orton & Alberto Del Rio v. Big Show & John Cena. Miz asks if Strahan thinks he could handle himself in the ring. Strahan says that he thinks even Kelly Ripa could handle the Miz. Miz is furious and all fired. Titus interrupts and says that Strahan may be an athlete but this is not football. Titus says that just one move might be too much for Strahan. Miz proposes a hip toss.
Miz attempts a hip toss but Strahan blocks it. Titus steps in to try and help. Titus is still able to block. Titus hypes the crowd as Miz tries one more time. Miz even shouts out Tony Romo to try and fire him up. Strahan once again blocks and reverses into a hip toss of his own. Titus laughs with Strahan as Miz picks himself up. Titus starts to do the “millions of dollars” chant with Strahan. Michael decides he has another hip toss in him and sends Titus flying with as well. Miz and Titus sway with Strahan to close the segment.
Big E. Langston & Mark Henry v. Curtis Axel & Ryback
Curtis starts the match against Langston and falls victim to a backbreaker. Ryback gets the tag and hits a Spinebuster and a Splash. Ryback grabs Langston and holds him high overhead before dropping him to the mat. Axel gets the tag. He mounts Langston and delivers a series of punches. Henry is brought into the match and headbutts Curtis Axel a la Junkyard Dog. Mark Henry returned last night at the PPV. For those that missed it he has his head shaved but is sporting a beard. Ryback tries to run into the match but Langston is on hand to clothesline him to the outside. Henry hits the World’s Strongest Slam on Curtis Axel.
Winners: Big E. Langston & Mark Henry
Survivor Series Rematch
Team Total Divas: Natalya, The Bella Twins , The Funkadactyls, Eva Marie, & Jojo v. Team AJ: AJ Lee, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, & Summer Rae
Brie starts against Aksana. Brie picks up the pin but the screen cuts to black presumably because of an Aksana wardrobe malfunction. Aksana is eliminated. Rosa Mendes runs into the ring but double trouble from the Bellas allows Nikki to pin her. Rosa Mendes is eliminated. The Funkadactyls work together on Tamina. Naomi attempts a pin but Tamina kicks out. Tamina responds with kick to the jaw. Naomi has been eliminated. Cameron flies in with a crossbody but Tamina rolls through and hits a Samoan Drop. Cameron has been eliminated. Natalya charges in for a roll up. Tamina kicks out. Natalya connects with a vertical suplex and follows with a scoop slam. Jojo gets the tag and picks up the pin.
Alicia Fox comes in for the attitude. Jojo attempts a roll up but Alicia hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for the pin. Jojo has been eliminated. Eva Marie comes in and rolls up Alicia sloppily in the corner. Natalya gets the tag and Kaitlyn comes in for her team. Natalya eliminates her with a Sharpshooter. AJ comes in to the ring and jumps on Natalya. Nattie tosses her towards the corner. Natalya looks for a Sharpshooter but AJ kicks her away. AJ rolls her up. Natalya has been eliminated. Brie Bella quickly eliminates the Divas Champion with a face plant.
Summer Rae comes in to the ring and is the only person left on her team. Nikki Bella comes into the ring and does the worm. The Bellas and Eva Marie are left for their team. Summer Rae attempts the worm but is very upset when she can’t pull it off. Summer looks to exit the ring but Eva and Brie cut her off. Nikki puts Summer up in The Rack and pins her.
Winners: Team Total Divas
Damien Sandow is in the ring with Jerry Lawler. The results of the WWE App poll will soon be revealed. Sandow is facing Ziggler in one of three hardcore style matches with a Long Island theme. Sandow doesn’t feel he should have to give in to the whims of the people.
Hamptons Hardcore Match
Damien Sandow v. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler enters wearing a New York Islanders jersey. Crew members come down and bring tennis rackets, golf bags and boating equipment.
Sandow misses with a gold club. Sandow tears the jersey off of Ziggler. Ziggler is wearing a Zack Ryder shirt underneath. Sandow brawls with him outside of the ring and removes that shirt as well. Sandow tosses Ziggler into a trashcan. Sandow is whipped into the barricade. Sandow responds by hitting Dolph with a microphone. Sandow jumps from the barricade. Ziggler shakes it off and places a trashcan around the head of Sandow. Dolph dropkicks it and sends Sandow to the floor.
Back from the break and the Superstars go through the remaining foreign objects in the ring. Sandow grabs the Islanders jersey and drapes it over the body of Ziggler as he is flat on the mat. Sandow drops the elbow of disdain and Dolph drops to the outside of the ring. Ziggler scurries under the ring. Sandow follows after and pulls him out. Ziggler has a fire extinguisher which he shoots into Sandow’s face. Ziggler gets back in the ring and delivers several punches in the corner before tossing Sandow to the middle. Cover, but Sandow kicks out.
Sandow heads out of the ring and Ziggler follows after. Sandow hits Ziggler in the face with a trashcan. Sandow tosses Ziggler into the steel steps and then rolls him into the ring. Sandow has also tossed a steel chair into the ring. Sandow gets back inside and punches Ziggler. Sandow grabs a tennis racket but Ziggler counters with a DDT onto the steel chair. Cover, but Sandow kicks out. Sandow hits Ziggler with an oar over the back and then slams him onto a trashcan. Cover by Sandow for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Santino is backstage with Michael Strahan. He walks away in fear as Erick Rowan approaches wearing his mask. Strahan accepts a mask of his own and places it on his face. Santino approaches after Rowan leaves. Santino tells Strahan to take the mask and have Kelly Ripa perform a baking exorcise to remove the evil spirits. Strahan looks away in disbelief.
Renee Young introduces CM Punk & Daniel Bryan. Renee Young asks about their match last night. Punk and Bryan share that they defeated them last night, but the odds are stacked against them tonight. Nonetheless they will finally get their hands on Bray Wyatt. Punk goes on a rant and says that they could defeat anyone that was put up against them tonight. Punk even name drops Colt Cabana. They take on the Wyatt Family next.
The Wyatt Family v. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan
Punk starts against Erick Rowan. Punk kicks at the legs of Rowan and brings in Bryan. Rowan whips him into the ropes and hits a big boot. Rowan backs him towards the corner and brings in Luke Harper. Bryan flips away in the corner and hits a clothesline. Punk gets the tag and kicks Harper in the gut. Harper blocks a snapmare and throws Punk head first into the corner. Punk sends him towards Bryan and connects with a couple of shoulder thrusts. Bryan gets the tag and hits a missile dropkick. He connects with a few European Uppercuts. Harper hits a few of his own. Bray calls for the tag.
Harper holds up Bryan so Wyatt can attack. Wyatt takes his time with Bryan and then drops a headbutt. Rowan gets the tag. He stands over Bryan and lifts him to his feet. Bryan is whipped towards the corner. Rowan charges but misses with a boot. Punk comes in off a springboard. It takes several lariats to bring his opponent down. Punk uses a high knee to knock Rowan out of the ring. CM Punk charges for a suicide dive. Punk rolls him back inside and hits a neckbreaker. Punk climbs to the top rope and delivers an elbow. Cover, but Rowan kicks out. Punk is distracted by the Wyatts as he looks for a GTS. Rowan has time to recover and picks Punk up and dumps him out of the ring.
Back from the break Bray is working on Punk in the corner. He unleashes with a slew of punches. Wyatt hits a scoop slam. Bray covers Punk, but Punk kicks out. Harper gets the tag. He grabs Punk by the neck and slides side to side for a gator roll. Rowan gets the tag. He lifts Punk up high for a bear hug. Punk escapes. Harper and Bryan each get tags. Bryan flies out with a suicide dive to catch Bray by surprise. Harper falls victim to several hard kicks as Bryan returns to the ring. Bryan hits a hurricarana. He follows up with a Yes Lock but Rowan makes the save. Bryan sends each man towards the corner but a hard slam from Harper almost ends the match. Punk comes in for the save. Everyone is in the ring and brawling. The referee loses control and can’t get the Wyatts out and calls for the bell.
Winners via DQ: Punk & Bryan
Rowan and Bray pull Bryan out of the ring. Punk is hit with a hard clothesline from Harper inside the ring. Rowan places Bryan over his shoulder and walks towards the back with Bryan over his shoulder. Punk watches on and tries to head towards the back. Roman Reigns comes in from out of nowhere and spears Punk on the outside of the ring. The rest of The Shield appears. They roll Punk back into the ring for a triple powerbomb.
Miz is in the back with the co-star of his television movie “Christmas Bounty”. They plug the airing of their movie tomorrow night.
Kofi Kingston v. The Miz
Kofi extends his hand for a shake at the start of the match. Miz slaps him across the face instead. They exchange covers followed by some hip tosses. Kofi seems amused as he torments Miz with one-upmanship. Kofi eventually gets caught in a headlock. Miz misses his opponent on a splash and falls victim to a Boom Drop. Kofi looks for the finish with Trouble in Paradise. Miz blocks and catches the leg. Kofi kicks him away and hits SOS. Cover, but Miz kicks out. Kofi springboards for a crossbody. Cover, but Miz kicks out. Miz rolls Kofi up quickly and picks up the win.
Winner: The Miz
King introduces a Hurricane Sandy Benefit winner. The man has a T-shirt made up and says his ring name would be the Kosher Butcher. His finisher would be the circumcision.
R-Truth has a microphone and gives a pop to the crowd. He says that he and Brodus Clay got together and reached an agreement. The Funkadactyls’ music hits. Xavier Woods dances down to the ring with the girls.
Heath Slater w/ 3MB v. Xavier Woods w/ R-Truth & The Funkadactyls
Xavier looks to take control but Slater does have more experience. He is able to wrestle Xavier to the mat and apply a rear headlock. Slater attempts a cover. Xavier kicks out. He begins to fight back and hits the Honor Roll. Woods follows with a DDT for the win.
Winner: Xavier Woods
After the match The Funkadactyls and R-Truth enter the ring to dance with the winner.
Strahan has a backstage segment with several Divas and eventually Goldust.
Michael Strahan is next backstage with John Cena and wishes him well in his Tag Team Match tonight.
Randy Orton & Alberto Del Rio v. John Cena & Big Show
Show starts the match against Del Rio. He backs Rio into the corner and hits a chop. Rio responds by trying to punch his way back into the match but is caught by a shoulder block. Show punches away at the gut of Orton. Randy falls to the mat so Show drops an elbow.
Alberto is facing off against John Cena. Cena is set up in a tree of woe. Cena fights Rio off at first and escapes and looks to climb up top. Rio runs over for a kick. Orton gets the tag. Orton delivers an uppercut. Rio hits a cheap shot which allows Orton another cover. Cena kicks out again. Orton cinches on a side headlock. Rio gets the tag again and tries to charge at the back of Cena. Cena is set up against the rope but moves out of the way. Show gets the tag. Rio goes on the attack and targets the head of Big Show. He was punted by Orton last night. Rio kicks at the head and tags in Orton. Randy goes for a cover but Show kicks out. Orton continues to work at the head of Big Show.
A trainer comes into the ring to check on Big Show. The Trainer and the referee help Big Show to his feet and make sure that they can continue. Orton flies at the first opportunity to attack Big Show. Orton hits a big DDT. Orton sets up for a Punt. Big Show blocks with a spear. Cena gets the hot tag as does Alberto Del Rio.
Cena sets in for the Five Moves of Doom. Rio stops the Knuckle Shuffle with a kick and tries a cover. Cena kicks out. Rio looks for the Cross-Arm Breaker but Cena counters into an STF.
Winners: John Cena & Big Show
After the match Big Show is being helped by a trainer on the outside. Alberto Del Rio starts to kick at Cena. Rio tries for a Cross-Arm Breaker again but Cena counters into an Attitude Adjustment. Orton runs in from behind and clocks John Cena with the WWE Championship. Orton exits and grabs the World Heavyweight Championship. He heads back inside and holds both Titles overhead to celebrate.
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