WWE Monday Night RAW Results
November 17, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Footage is shown of Ryback facing John Cena in the main event of RAW last week only for Kane to ruin the match for him. Ryback then helped Team Cena clear the ring of Team Authority before walking off to the back on his own.
The Authority addresses the Survivor Series match
The Authority’s music hits. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring accompanied by Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, Seth Rollins, Mark Henry, Kane, Rusev, Lana, and their new member, Luke Harper. The crowd boos them as they stand in the ring. Triple H says three weeks ago, the Chairman and CEO of WWE Vince McMahon came in the ring and added a stipulation to the match between Team Cena and Team Authority at Survivor Series. If The Authority lost, they would be out of power. No more power, period. Triple H asks if the crowd would like that, and they answer in the affirmative. Triple H says they’d like to see them as regular employees like they are. A “YES!” chant breaks out.
Stephanie McMahon tells them to remember this feeling. She asks how it feels to want. Triple H says they have no idea what they wish for. They’re sheep. They need someone to lead them. Triple H says it’s ironic that Vince McMahon comes to the ring as a hero, but years ago when he was running WWE with an iron fist, he was the evil Mr. McMahon. That’s their role now. As The Authority rules the WWE, they are seen as the evil empire. They cannot see what they do for them. They’re just sheep. They’d rather have the inmates run the asylum. Inmates like John Cena and Dolph Ziggler. The last place he could recall where the inmates ran the asylum was WCW. Triple H says they picked that company up at the auction after the inmates ran the asylum. Triple H says they cannot and will not let that happen.
It all comes down to one match at Survivor Series. Team Authority, the most dominant and destructively lethal team ever developed, captained by the future and the standard bearer of WWE, Seth Rollins, will square off with Team Cena, a group of self-righteous malcontents led by the golden boy of malcontents, John Cena. If they win, the WWE thrives and everyone benefits. They can’t lose. Triple H is glad that the WWE Network is free for the month of November. It’s free for everyone to witness the greatest victory that The Authority and himself have ever had. WWE will go on under their leadership.
Stephanie says that’s this Sunday. What about tonight? In spite of their attempts to get Team Cena on the right page and see what’s truly best for business, they continue to side with their captain, John Cena. They’ve left them no other choice for how to deal with business tonight. Triple H says Team Cena will be decimated either figuratively or literally. At the end of the night, we’ll have the biggest contract signing in the history of WWE. We’ll see who is left and has the guts to sign their names next to John Cena’s.
Stephanie says they know who will be signing with Team Authority. Stephanie then introduces Seth Rollins, Mark Henry, Kane, Rusev, and Luke Harper. Harper says into the microphone, “I’m a team player.” Stephanie says he is, and they’re proud to have him on their team. Their team is a complete team unlike Cena’s, which is down a competitor. That leads her to Ryback. They thought he’d be a member of Team Authority. Unfortunately, some things went awry. As a businesswoman, she’s seen it happen before. Team Authority isn’t going anywhere.
Ryback’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage to a great reception. A big “Feed me more” chant breaks out. Ryback says The Authority wants what’s best for business. John Cena wants what’s best for the WWE Universe. Ryback wants what’s best for Ryback. Stephanie says she understands and respects that. Respect is a very important word to her as a McMahon and a member of Team Authority. She understands that tensions ran a little high. Some made decisions that they regret, and she looks at Kane. Kane disingenuously says, “I regret what transpired.” Stephanie says Ryback doesn’t have to believe her, but what he needs to think about is if he wants to join John Cena, who has absolutely no respect for him. Stephanie then shows footage of Cena talking to Ryback last year, saying he doesn’t have a brain or testicles. Stephanie says the footage doesn’t lie. She doesn’t know why Cena said those things, but her guess is that he’s jealous. Cena is jealous of The Big Guy. Cena downright loathes him. Stephanie asks if that is someone he wants to go to battle with. Does Ryback want the contempt of Team Cena or the respect of Team Authority?
Ryback stares at them before saying he plays for the one team he can count on, and that’s Team Ryback. Ryback then turns and walks off. Triple H says that’s a wise decision to stay neutral. It’s a wise decision. For everyone else in the fight, the decimation starts now. The newly found team player Luke Harper will stay in the ring and begin the decimation. Harper will decimate a man who is a suck up, a show off, and spits in the face of authority. Dolph Ziggler’s time is up. His time is now.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Luke Harper, next.
Replays are shown of Luke Harper throwing an unconscious Dolph Ziggler at the feet of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon last week on RAW. Harper said he was a team player.
Seth Rollins will be on commentary for the next match. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury stand behind him.
Lilian Garcia says she was informed during the break that this match would be for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler (c)
Before the match begins, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury attack Dolph Ziggler from behind. Harper joins in and kicks him. Ziggler tries to fight them off, but Seth Rollins gets in the ring and hits him with the Money in the Bank briefcase. The referee checks on Ziggler and warns Harper to stay back. Ziggler pulls himself up on the ropes holding his head.
Ziggler yells for the referee to ring the bell. The referee doesn’t want to, but Ziggler demands it. The referee refuses, but Ziggler angrily demands it. The referee agrees, and the bell sounds. Harper immediately big boots him down for a near fall. Harper then hits him with a sit-out powerbomb for another near fall. On commentary, Rollins can’t believe what he’s seeing. Harper puts Ziggler in the corner and whips him to the opposite side. Harper goes for a running big boot, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Harper crotches himself on the top rope and falls out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Harper slam Ziggler down by the hair. The referee is continually checking on Ziggler. Harper holds him up for a delayed vertical suplex before letting him down and giving him an uppercut for a near fall. During the commercial, Harper hit Ziggler with a guillotine catapult. Harper executes a gator roll before stopping and cinching in a chin lock. Ziggler eventually fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Harper charges him in the corner, but Ziggler sidesteps him, causing Harper to hit the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler quickly follows up with a famouser for a near fall. Rollins and his security crew look very antsy at ringside. Harper blocks a superkick and hits a swinging sidewalk slam for a near fall. Harper throws his hands in the air and waits for Ziggler to get to his feet. Harper goes for a discus clothesline, but Ziggler superkicks him for a near fall. Harper knees Ziggler in the midsection and sets up for a powerbomb. Ziggler fights out, lands on his feet, but Harper catches him with a discus clothesline for the win!
Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Luke Harper
Match Rating: *
Luke Harper triumphantly holds up the Intercontinental Championship before shaking hands with Seth Rollins. Rollins points and laughs at Ziggler before talking a little trash. Rollins holds his head and talks trash before hitting a Curb Stomp. Rollins and Harper celebrate in the ring.
Replays are shown of Ziggler being attacked by Rollins, Noble, and Mercury before the match even began.
The commentators talk about how you only have two weeks left to get your free month of WWE Network, which includes Survivor Series. They put over how important PPVs are and the Survivor Series event itself.
Grumpy Cat will be the special guest star on tonight’s RAW.
A vignette of Kofi Kingston talking about how a new day is coming is shown.
The Miz is shown backstage. Miz is talking to someone about how they could be the summer blockbuster of 2015. Miz is then shown with Damien Mizdow narrating his own theatrical trailer. The camera pans over and shows Grumpy Cat looking none too pleased. Miz then has Mizdow hold up “Grumpy Stunt Cat.” Miz says Grumpy Cat is just like everyone else who doesn’t recognize true talent. Miz says the last time Grumpy Cat had a good idea, it wound up in the litter box. Miz then comes back and says he is a big fan. The audience didn’t take too kindly to that.
Adam Rose and The Bunny make their way to the ring with the Rosebuds. Rose takes exception to The Bunny doing the trust fall with the Rosebuds.
A trailer is shown for WWE 2K15, which is available on all next generation systems tomorrow.
Adam Rose vs. Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya
Replays are shown of Rose facing Kidd on RAW last week. The Bunny caused a distraction that wound up costing Rose the match. Rose attacked The Bunny after the match.
Rose demands that The Bunny stay near the ring apron. They lock up, and Rose backs him to the corner. Rose punches him in the ribs and forearms him down. The referee backs him up, but Rose comes back and hits some donkey kicks. Rose sends Kidd into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Kidd kicks him in the face and puts him in the corner before punching away at him. Rose reverses a whip into the ropes and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Rose covers him again for another two count. The Bunny starts gyrating toward Natalya. Rose yells at The Bunny. Kidd then takes Rose down and applies the Sharpshooter. Rose yells for The Bunny to help, but he’s still trying to impress Natalya. Rose has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by Submission: Tyson Kidd
Match Rating: 1/4 *
The Bunny looks upset with what just happened. The Bunny gets in the ring to help Rose up. Rose tries to clothesline him, but The Bunny ducks it, puts him in a waistlock, and twerks on his backside. JBL says, “It’s just nature!” The Bunny makes some humping motions on the stage.
A video hypes up WrestleMania tickets being on sale.
“I’m here.” Bray Wyatt will be out, next.
Replays are shown of Bray Wyatt costing Dean Ambrose his match at Hell in a Cell three weeks ago. Wyatt then attacked Ambrose backstage at Smackdown last Friday and gave him Sister Abigail into the cement wall of the arena.
Bray Wyatt address Dean Ambrose and his problems
Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring. The crowd uses their cell phone lights to create a truly tremendous spectacle. Wyatt gets in the ring and says they have lied to us all right from the beginning. They try to convince us that love can make us richer than money could. Love is the most precious gift we could ever receive, but what they forgot to mention is that everything you love can be ripped away from you at the drop of a hat. A man that has nothing to love or lose is the most dangerous man in this world. Poor Dean Ambrose. For people like Ambrose, every day is another pathetic attempt to express himself. A man like Ambrose has no choice. He’ll end up in the same misery day after day. If Ambrose takes anything away from this, he prays that he doesn’t mistake his generosity for something malignant. It is true that he had to get his attention by any means necessary. Wyatt promises that he comes in peace today. Wyatt knows Ambrose still feels the torment he’s suffered, but that was a gift. Wyatt knows the pains Ambrose has endured in this lifetime. A mother who drowned herself in her own misery rather than taking care of a baby boy. His father abandoned him. Wyatt wants Ambrose to see the salvation he can offer. Wyatt wants Ambrose to feel how he can save him. Wyatt prays that he can see that their souls are intertwined. Wyatt tells Ambrose to embrace “us,” and he’ll make this all go away.
Ambrose’s voice sounds through the arena asking if the microphone is on. Ambrose is shown on the titantron, and he’s backstage. Ambrose says Wyatt can stop talking now. Ambrose says he heard Wyatt the first time at Hell in a Cell and the night after. Every long winded, rambling, meandering word has been heard. It’s like nails on a chalkboard, and he can’t stand it. Ambrose says he’s trying to see things Wyatt’s way. Wyatt wants to save him. That’s why he’s bringing up old bones from his past. It’s not because he’ll get an edge at Survivor Series or get in his head. Maybe he can learn something from Wyatt. Today, he learned a spooky magic trick of his own. Ambrose says this message was recorded on his buddy’s cell phone earlier today. Ambrose says he’s already in the arena before saying, “Run.”
Ambrose attacks Wyatt from behind, and he punches away at him. Ambrose takes him down and continues to strike him. Wyatt eventually gets out of the ring and storms up the ramp. Ambrose says he doesn’t need any saving. At Survivor Series, Wyatt needs to worry about saving himself. Ambrose points at Wyatt psychotically. Wyatt stares right back and rubs his face.
Replays are shown of Luke Harper becoming the new WWE Intercontinental Champion following an attack on Dolph Ziggler before the match started. Seth Rollins then gave Ziggler a Curb Stomp after the match. Michael Cole mentions that Ziggler had to be helped out of the arena.
There will be a contract signing with Team Cena and Team Authority later tonight. Dolph Ziggler is eliminated from the graphic.
Ryback makes his entrance to the ring. He’ll be in action, next.
Larry The Cable Guy will guest star on RAW next week.
Ryback vs. Cesaro
Charles Robinson, the best referee ever, will officiate the contest. They circle the ring, and Cesaro applies a hammerlock. Ryback applies a side headlock, but Cesaro whips him off. Ryback shoulder blocks him down for a no count. They circle the ring, and Cesaro catches him with a side headlock. Ryback powers out and whips him off. Ryback blocks a hip toss and hits a body slam. Ryback hits a big splash for a near fall. Ryback shoves him to the corner and chops the chest. Cesaro chops and kicks back at him. Cesaro hits a suplex, but Ryback doesn’t sell it. Ryback face plants him before hitting a delayed vertical suplex for a one count. Ryback punches him to the ropes. Cesaro counters a whip and executes an exploder suplex. Cesaro kicks and punches him. John Cena is seen watching this match backstage. Cesaro punches him to the corner and rakes his face on the ropes. Cesaro then chokes him on the ropes. Ryback reverses a whip and hits a Lou Thesz Press before slamming his head on the mat. Ryback hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner before punching him in the corner. Cesaro counters out with a powerbomb in the center of the ring. Cesaro double stomps him for a two count. Cesaro applies a chin lock, and a “Feed me more” chant is piped in. Cesaro quickly body slams him and kicks him in the spine for a two count. Ryback powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Cesaro counters a whip to the opposite side, and Ryback collapses to the mat. Cesaro sends him into the ropes and applies a sleeper hold. Ryback fights out, and Cesaro sends him to the corner. Cesaro then runs into a boot. Ryback goes for a big splash, but Cesaro gets his knees up. Cesaro then clotheslines him out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Ryback fight up from a chin lock. Ryback punches out and there is some miscommunication. Cesaro chops the chest and sends him to the ropes for a clothesline. Cesaro picks up a near fall. Cesaro applies another chin lock as John Cena is seen watching backstage. Ryback fights out, but he has a whip to the corner reversed on him. Ryback drops him to the apron. Cesaro goes to the top rope and jumps off, but Ryback catches him and hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Ryback clotheslines him before delivering a spinebuster. Ryback waits for him to get up, but Cesaro rolls to the apron. Cesaro snaps him off the top rope, but Ryback quickly rebounds and brings him in the hard way. Ryback hits a big splash off the second rope. Cesaro gets out of a body slam, but Ryback comes back with a powerbomb for a near fall. The crowd is absolutely dead at this point. No reactions whatsoever.
Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Cesaro gets out and hits a German Suplex. Ryback elbows out, but Cesaro quickly sends him into the ring post shoulder first. Cesaro hits three more German Suplex and bridges for a near fall. Cesaro goes to the top rope and drops an elbow for another near fall. Ryback reverses a whip and hits a military press powerslam for a near fall. The crowd refuses to react to anything that happens in the ring. An artificial “Feed me more” chant breaks out as Ryback goes for a Meat Hook Clothesline. Cesaro counters with an uppercut before hitting A Very European Uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Ryback counters with a Shell Shocked attempt. Cesaro counters into a roll up for a two count. Ryback quickly ducks a clothesline and hits his Meat Hook Clothesline. Ryback hits Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: * 3/4
Renee Young is backstage with John Cena. She asks how he feels about The Authority trying to ruin his team. Cena says The Authority knows that their futures are on the line. That means everyone’s future is on the line at Survivor Series, especially those bold enough to stand up to The Authority. They’ll do everything they can to make sure his team can’t show up at Survivor Series, but hopefully they persevere. Renee asks if that includes Ryback, and Cena says Ryback has made it obvious that he’s only on Team Ryback. Cena then walks off.
WWE United States Champion Rusev makes his way to the ring with Lana. He’ll be in action, next.
Lana asks for silence from the crowd. She says they had to handle the disrespect of President Putin at the G20 Summit. Lana tells the crowd to shut up as they chant for USA. She’s really trying to get some heat going. Lana says the USA is pathetic. Americans showed their lack of taste when they salivated over the lewd photos of the socialite queen, Kim Kardashian. Lana says it’s disgusting. No American woman can compare to the ravishing figure and her body. Lana says she’s the best. Lana says she has a topless photo of her own to show. It’ll leave all American men drooling. Lana asks if they want to see it, and the crowd responds in the affirmative. Lana then shows a topless Putin riding a horse. The crowd lightly boos.
Heath Slater makes his way to the ring dressed in all red, white, and blue. Slater says America wants Lana to shut up. The American spirit flows through everyone. As she can see, he’s got the red, white, and blue running through this badass, country boy. As for Rusev, it ends tonight. Slater calls for the bell and calls Rusev a son of a bitch.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Heath Slater
The bell rings, and Rusev superkicks Slater down. Rusev stomps Slater’s spine and applies the Accolade. Slater has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: N/A
The flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring as Rusev celebrates in the ring with Lana.
Grumpy Cat is seen backstage. The Miz and Damien Mizdow are next to her. Miz says they’ll do a buddy comedy. Grumpy Cat’s name goes first and gets the girl, but he gets to live and returns for the sequel. Erick Rowan walks in while slowly saying, “Here kitty, kitty, kitty.” Rowan says he wants the cat, and he grabs the stunt cat from Mizdow. Grumpy Cat appears to be sleeping.
Big Show’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action, next.
Big Show is waiting in the ring for an opponent when Stephanie McMahon’s music hits. She makes her way to the ring to no reaction and gets in. Stephanie says she was watching “The Monday Night War” on the WWE Network, which is available for free to new subscribers, and she saw Big Show’s debut. She saw that Big Show was billed as André The Giant’s son. She realized that he has always been in someone’s shadow. Big Show always wanted to be the guy in the main event drawing the people into the building. The problem is Big Show thinks it’s up to the people. They don’t decide who is in the main event. The Authority does. As a result, Big Show has been conflicted. Does he pander to or resent the people? All he had to do was listen to his boss. To show how The Authority can reward him IF he decides to step away from Team Cena, they will make him one of the only active competitors to ever be inducted into the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame. Big Show looks blown away. Stephanie says it’s a giant honor for a giant of a man.
A “NO!” chant lightly breaks out. Big Show stares at her, and she mouths something to him. Big Show takes some time to try to get the people to respond. Stephanie warns him to not listen to the people. She tells him to listen to those that can make the difference. Big Show says he will listen to the people, and his answer is no.
Sheamus’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Sheamus says he’s proud to be part of Team Cena, just like Big Show is. Sheamus says he’ll be proud to make history on Sunday when they drive her and The Authority out of power. This time next week, the only reason he’ll have to see her or her husband is if she buys a ticket. Stephanie sarcastically laughs. She says she’s glad he came out. They had an issue at the office last week. When Sheamus came back from the UK, there was an issue with his passport. Sheamus isn’t an American citizen. It would be a shame if there were a clerical error that caused him to be deported.
She’ll give them another reason to consider leaving Team Cena. The two of them will be in action tonight against each other. To show there are no hard feelings and give them incentive, the winner will have the opportunity at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Stephanie says this match will start right now. The crowd does not react whatsoever.
Big Show vs. Sheamus
They circle the ring before slapping hands. They lock up, and Big Show powers him into the ropes before giving a clean break. Big Show smiles at him before they lock up again. Big Show powers him to the corner and gives another clean break. They lock up a third time, and Big Show again powers him into the ropes. Sheamus shoves him, and Big Show shoves him back. Big Show punches away at him, and Sheamus responds with some punches of his own. Big Show gets him in the corner and viciously chops the chest. Sheamus kicks and punches him back before hitting the ropes. Big Show then gives him a sloppy back body drop out of the ring. Big Show then sends him into the timekeeper’s area.
We come back from the break to see Big Show signal for a Chokeslam. Sheamus fights out of it and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán in the center of the ring. Sheamus boots him down and drops a knee for a two count. Sheamus goes for a body slam, but Big Show elbows him. Big Show easily body slams him before dropping an elbow for a two count. Big Show body slams him three more times before dropping an elbow for a near fall. Big Show applies the Haas of Pain, but he eventually gets to the ropes. Sheamus punches him back and hits the ropes for an Irish Hammer, but Big Show only stumbles back. Sheamus tries again for the same result. Sheamus finally takes him down. Sheamus hits a shoulder thrust in the corner before hitting a high knee to the face. Sheamus then runs into a thrust kick from Big Show. Sheamus then avoids another elbow drop.
Sheamus snaps him off the top rope. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but Big Show spears him out of mid-air for a near fall. Big Show signals for a Chokeslam, but Sheamus gets out and hits White Noise for a near fall. Big Show pulls himself up, blocks a Brogue Kick, and Chokeslams Sheamus for a near fall. Big Show goes for a Vader Bomb, but Sheamus cuts him off and hits an impressive electric chair drop. Rusev and Mark Henry come down to the ring. Rusev kicks Sheamus, and the bell sounds.
Winner by Disqualification: Sheamus
Match Rating: * 1/2
Rusev stomps away at Big Show as the commentators talk about Mark Henry taking apart their table. Henry then gives Sheamus a World’s Strongest Slam through the table! In the ring, Rusev applies the Accolade to the Big Show. Big Show is out cold.
Bad News Barrett, Fandango, and Paul Heyman will be on the Survivor Series Kickoff Show this Sunday.
Replays are shown of what just happened with Big Show and Sheamus being destroyed by Mark Henry and Rusev.
AJ Lee’s music hits, and Brie Bella comes out dressed as her in her gear. Nikki Bella will be her opponent. Nikki will face AJ Lee for the WWE Divas Championship at Survivor Series.
Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella
Before the match begins, the real AJ Lee makes her way to ringside. She’ll be on commentary for this match. A “CM Punk” chant very lightly breaks out. They lock up, and Nikki pushes her back. Nikki does some jumping jacks before giving Brie an arm drag. They lock up, and Nikki sends her into the ropes for a shoulder block. Nikki hits a pair of backbreakers, but she lifts her shoulders before pinning her. Nikki picks her up by the hair and slams her in the corner. Brie elbows her in the face, and Nikki flips out. Brie looks like she knows she messed up. Nikki goes for the Rack Attack, but AJ distracts her. Brie then rolls Nikki up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Brie Bella
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Brie starts a “YES!” chant after AJ wipes Nikki out with a Shining Wizard. AJ then kicks Brie and DDTs her for good measure.
Footage of WWE 2K15 is shown. The commentators talk about the My Career mode.
Team Cena, with the graphic now only showing John Cena, will have a contract signing with Team Authority later tonight.
Big E talks about how a new day is coming.
Ryback is seen in his locker room. John Cena walks in and says the WWE needs him. Cena asks if he’ll join his team. Ryback says he can’t see Cena or his team. Ryback also says he also doesn’t take kindly to insults, especially from Cena. Cena says he saw the footage, but at least he said them to his face like a man. Ryback has since earned his respect. Cena says Ryback knows The Authority is trying to manipulate him. If Ryback joins with him, The Authority will be done. Ryback says he knows what The Authority is trying to do. He’s Team Ryback all the way. Ryback sarcastically thanks him for stopping by. Cena says he doesn’t think Ryback is stupid. He thinks Ryback is selfish. Ryback is the guy who always wants to be fed more, but now that he has a chance to sit at the big boy’s table, and he’s not hungry anymore. Cena then walks off.
Replays are shown of the brawl Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt got into earlier in the evening. They’ll face each other this Sunday at Survivor Series.
Jimmy and Jey Uso make their way to the ring. They’ll face Gold and Stardust, Los Matadores, and The Miz and Damien Mizdow this Sunday for the WWE Tag Team Championships.
“The Dean Ambrose Survival Kit” will be revealed on Smackdown this Friday.
The Usos and Los Matadores vs. Goldust, Stardust, The Miz, and Damien Mizdow
The Miz will start the match against Diego. They lock up before Miz sends him into the ropes. Miz misses him a number of times before Diego holds on to the ropes and says, “Olé!” Diego puts him on the ropes and splashes him against them. Mizdow, of course, mimics it perfectly. Diego sends him to the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Miz wrenches the arm and points to Mizdow. Goldust blind tags in and punches away at Diego. Goldust chops the chest, but Diego turns him and punches away at him. Diego quickly elbows him and hits a flying hurricanrana. Stardust runs in, and Fernando takes him down with a head-scissor. The Miz then runs into a double hip toss from Los Matadores. Mizdow runs in and gives himself a hip toss! Los Matadores hit Gold and Stardust with stereo suicide dives. El Torito then takes Miz out with a splash, and Mizdow bumps as well.
We come back from the break to see Goldust send Diego into the ring post shoulder first. Stardust is tagged in, and he stomps away at Diego. Stardust hits a front suplex for a two count. A “We want Mizdow” chant breaks out. Stardust kicks him before Miz tags in. Miz kicks away at him before hitting a snapmare and a boot to the face for a two count. Miz rips at his face before applying a chin lock. Miz knees away at him before rolling through a sunset flip. Miz goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Diego catches him with a small package for a two count. Miz quickly clotheslines him, and Goldust tags in. Goldust kicks Diego and hits a snapmare before dropping an elbow for a two count. Mizdow wants a tag, and the crowd wants it. Stardust tags himself in and knees away at Diego. Stardust punches away at him before Miz tags in. Miz kicks away at him before Sandow gets tagged in for the biggest pop of the night. Miz immediately tags back in. Diego chops him, but Miz catches him with a Figure Four Leglock attempt. Diego counters by kicking him out of the ring. Stardust tags in, but Diego soon takes him down with a flapjack.
Jey and Jimmy Uso tag each other, and Jey takes Mizdow out with a splash. Jimmy clotheslines Stardust a few times before kicking him in the midsection and giving him an uppercut. Jimmy hits a Samoan Drop before hitting a running hip bump. Goldust then powerslams him down. Fernando gives Goldust a Backstabber before Miz hits him with a Skull Crushing Finale. Diego dropkicks Miz, and Stardust throws Diego to the apron. Jimmy accidentally superkicks Diego. Stardust then hits him with Dark Matter for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Goldust, Stardust, The Miz, and Damien Mizdow
Match Rating: * 1/2
Grumpy Cat is seen watching the show looking all grumpy. Jerry Lawler says Grumpy Cat’s favorite cereal is “Mice Krispies.”
John Cena is the lone member on the graphic for his team. The contract signing will be next. The commentators talk about Dolph Ziggler being helped out of the arena. Big Show passed out in the Accolade. Sheamus was also taken to a local hospital. Lawler says Sheamus “definitely” won’t be at Survivor Series.
Immediately following RAW, there will be a sneak peek of The Randy Savage Story.
Larry The Cable Guy threatens… er announces that he will be at RAW next week.
Contract signing for Team Authority vs. Team Cena at Survivor Series
The Authority makes their way to the ring as replays are shown of Team Cena being decimated. Triple H says this Sunday, live on the WWE Network, history will be made: Team Cena versus Team Authority. The Authority will stand tall because when it comes to the WWE… Triple H pauses before saying the crowd doesn’t get it. The WWE Universe has a passion for the company and says they love the WWE. John Cena will tell them that the loves the WWE, but they have no idea what it’s like for them. Every molecule of your being is this business. Your great-grandfather, grandfather, father, themselves, and their kids… this is the air they breathe. Triple H looks at Stephanie and says they cannot lose. Stephanie says they won’t lose. Triple H says she’s right. They won’t lose. Triple H turns to the team and says they cannot lose. This is the last chance for the members of Team Cena. This is their opportunity to back out. After this Sunday, if they don’t back out, they will wish that they had.
Stephanie says there is no shame in backing out. Sometimes it takes more courage to back out of a fight than it takes to start one. Her father challenged her and her husband to become better leaders for everyone. That’s what they’ve done. Their team is the most dominant and destructive force in WWE history. This team has decimated and annihilated Team Cena all night long. Stephanie then introduces Team Cena.
John Cena slowly makes his way out to the stage. He looks toward the stage, but no one comes out. Cena then smirks and walks down to the ring on his own. Triple H says it’s kind of ironic that he can’t see the rest of Cena’s team. Cena says Triple H has jokes. The jokes will stop this Sunday. This Sunday at Survivor Series will be the most important day of their lives. The WWE Universe will watch on the WWE Network for free, and they’ll see them lose for free and be out of power. Stephanie says, “You and what army are going to defeat this team?” Sheamus has already gone to the hospital because of what Team Authority did to him. No one stands with Cena because they value their lives and careers. Cena is too myopic to see that. No one will join him in his hopeless crusade and throw their lives away. Stephanie tells him to wake up. Cena tells her to not get used to telling anyone anything because they will lose this Sunday.
Cena thinks they have all their bases covered since they sabotaged every member of his team except the one who will show up on Sunday and make sure they lose. Cena sees what’s going on. They waltzed out every week and put the people to sleep while they talk about what’s best for business. Cena says they only do what’s best for themselves. Cena goes up to some members of the crowd, including two kids, and says they’ll be on his team. Cena says even if he went to war with those four individuals, there’s a difference between his team and theirs. His team has a passion for WWE.
Cena says he’ll give a preview of what’s going on. Cena says you cannot miss Survivor Series. The WWE Network is free this month. The King and Queen will saunter down to the ring to watch the dream team try to destroy John Cena at Survivor Series. They’ll think they have Cena outnumbered, but they’ll fall one by one. Kane will be the first. Kane, a former fire-breathing monster, the kin of The Undertaker, is now a suit wearing butt kisser. Luke Harper will fail next and return to the swamp with a swamp in his pants like Stephanie. Rusev will go down next, and then he’ll feed them Sexual Chocolate. The last one to go will be Seth Rollins. The last three seconds will feel like three years because their lives will flash before their eyes. It’ll be fitting that the rest of their time in WWE will be spent cleaning toilets. Stephanie slaps him in the face.
Cena moves the table and challenges Team Authority to a fight. Triple H rolls his eyes and leaves the ring open to him. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring holding his head. Ziggler stands by Cena. Big Show’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring to stand with his team. Erick Rowan’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Harper looks like he’s seen a ghost. Harper and Rowan argue back and forth a bit. Stephanie looks shocked, but she says they’re still one man short. If he competes with four members it’s tantamount to career suicide.
A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out. Cesaro’s music hits, and he runs down to the ring. Cesaro then laughs at Cena and stands with Team Authority. Stephanie laughs heartily at the fake out. Ryback’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. A big brawl breaks out with Team Cena and Team Authority. Rollins kicks Cena, but Cena goes for an AA. Triple H runs in and punches Cena down. Triple H goes to give Cena a Pedigree, but Ryback gets in the ring behind him. Triple H stares at Ryback before Cena turns Triple H around and gives him an AA through the table! Team Cena stands tall in the ring as Stephanie checks on her husband.
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Quick Match Results
Luke Harper def. Dolph Ziggler to become the WWE Intercontinental Champion
Tyson Kidd def. Adam Rose via Submission
Ryback def. Cesaro
Rusev def. Heath Slater via Submission
Sheamus def. Big Show via DQ
Brie Bella def. Nikki Bella
Gold and Stardust and The Miz and Damien Mizdow def. The Usos and Los Matadores
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