WWE Monday Night Raw
October 13, 2014
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WWE Monday Night Raw Pre-Show:
Tonight’s WWE RAW Kickoff Pre-show opens up with Byron Saxton, Alex Riley and Booker T at WWE studios in Stamford, CT. They hype Big Show vs. Rusev and tonight’s guest stars. We get a look at the feud with Seth Rollins, John Cena and Dean Ambrose. We also see Cena and Ambrose on MizTV this past Friday night. Riley says Ambrose has the advantage but Booker insists Cena does. We get commercials and a look back at The Rock and Rusev from last week. They talk about Show vs. Rusev on tonight’s show. We get a look at Sheamus and The Miz from last week. There will be a rematch tonight. Renee Young is backstage with The Miz and Damien Mizdow. Miz mocks and says he can’t wait to get in the ring with Sheamus and says it’s best for business. Miz says if The Authority wants to keep having him embarrass Sheamus in non-title matches, that’s fine. Miz gives Renee a signed 8×10 and walks off. Sandow goes her one of him also. She says she’s a big fan of Sandow and tries to shake his hand but he walks off. The panel talks about The Miz and plugs WWE Shop before more commercials. They do bold predictions on The Miz and NeNe, and that’s it for the pre-show.
WWE Monday Night Raw:
First In-Ring Segment:
Dean Ambrose comes out to start off Monday Night Raw. He wants nothing more than to be inside Hell In a Cell with Seth Rollins. But before that, one thing is in his way and it’s pissing him off. A little matter to deal with. Ambrose says he’s got to get through John Cena first in a No Holds Barred Contract on a Pole Match. Ambrose says he’s going to beat Cena with the pole and then bounce Rollins’ head around the Cell. Cena’s music hits and out he comes. Cena tells Ambrose to relax. Cena talks about their match and says instead of coming out here and talking crazy, Ambrose should use his two weeks to get ready for their match. Cena says it will be the biggest match of Ambrose’s career and says he’s going to bring it.
Ambrose says he is ready, he was born ready and has been ready to kick Cena’s ass for years. Cena tells Ambrose to throw it all away by taking a shot at him. Cena says Ambrose is in way over his head and out of league. Cena calls Ambrose son. He tells Ambrose to pipe down and they’re’ interrupted by The Authority coming out to Triple H’s music. Stephanie McMahon brings up a tag match tonight. She and Triple H wonder if they’re afraid to fight each other. Stephanie announces The Usos vs. Goldust & Stardust vs. Cena & Ambrose. Out come WWE Tag Team Champions Stardust and Goldust.
First Match: John Cena & Dean Ambrose vs. The Usos vs. Stardust & Goldust
Dean and Jimmy get things going with Ambrose cranking on the arm. Off to Cena to stay on the armbar as the fans aren’t pleased with John. Jimmy slips over and tags in his brother who eats a clothesline for two. Cena and Ambrose keep working well together and don’t seem to have many issues with each other. Jey slips out of the AA and grabs a top wristlock, only to get dropkicked back down. The slow arm work continues as the fans want Stardust. Ambrose finally gets in off the tag and hammers on Jimmy with right hands and the ReBound Clothesline to send him outside. Stardust gets in a shot of his own and we take a break.
Back with Stardust raking Jimmy’s back and tagging off to his corner for a double stomp in the corner. Stardust quickly comes back in and cranks on Jimmy’s arms. Jimmy finally sends the Dusts into each other but Goldust pulls Jey off the apron just in time. Ambrose goes after Goldust but Jey is able to tag in Cena. John cleans house but Stardust flips out of the AA. Goldust comes in with a powerslam but Goldust eats a superkick. The double dive takes out the Dusts and Cena dives on all four of them. Ambrose won’t be left out and dives on all five for an even bigger crash. He throws Cena and Goldust inside where the makeshift team hits stereo finishers for the pin.
After the match, The Authority music hit and they came out. Triple H lost the bet to Stephanie and gave her a dollar. Triple H talks about how he hates losing bets. Triple H announced that tonight’s main event will be the No Holds Barred Contract on the Pole Match between John Cena and Dean Ambrose. Remember the winner of that match gets the opportunity to take on Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell.
Winner: John Cena & Dean Ambrose
The announcers give a preview for the Big Show/Rusev match. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee makes her way out to the ring and she will be competing in tag team action and Raw goes to commercial break.
Second Match: AJ Lee & Layla vs. Paige & Alicia Fox
Back from the break and AJ’s partner for this week is Layla. We get a sidebar video from earlier of AJ saying she’s not going to walk out on Layla because they should be able to get along for just one night. They had a very insincere hug. Paige and Alicia Fox make their way out next. Alicia and AJ start the match off. AJ strikes first but Alicia hits a backbreaker for a two count. Paige tags in and wastes time talking trash to the fans. AJ gets up and chases Paige around the ring. They run back in and Alicia tags in. AJ grabs Paige but Alicia hits her from behind. Alicia tosses AJ into the corner but AJ turns it around. AJ goes to tag Layla but Layla drops off the apron. Alicia attacks from behind but AJ coutners and hits a Shining Wizard for the win.
After the match, AJ chases Layla up the ramp and throws her face first into the steel. AJ takes Layla to ringside and throws her hard into the barrier, twice. AJ grabs her title and skips to the back.
Winner: AJ Lee & Layla
Back from commercial break The Authority is backstage talking about how Cena and Ambrose will destroy each other. Randy Orton walks in and talks about beating Dolph Ziggler tonight. Orton wants a match at Hell In a Cell, against whoever Seth Rollins doesn’t face. They like the idea and he walks off. JBL mentions two Hell In a Cell matches.
We’re show a video package on Erick Rowan.
Third Match: Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler
Cesaro is also out for commentary. Cesaro wants his title shot rematch against Ziggler. They lock up and Orton takes it to the corner. They lock up again and Ziggler takes it to the corner. Ziggler unloads and Orton rolls to the floor. Ziggler follows and they go at it, using the steel steps. Ziggler with elbows and body shots in the corner now. Ziggler with a splash in the corner now. Ziggler goes for an elbow drop but Orton moves. Ziggler with a headlock now. Orton turns it around and works Ziggler over for a two count. They go on and Orton drops Ziggler over the top rope. Orton poses to a big pop.
Ziggler drops Orton over the top rope and hits a dropkick for a two count. Orton goes back to the floor and Ziggler follows. They tangle and Ziggler throws Orton into the barrier. Ziggler brings it back in the ring for a two count. Orton whips Ziggler very hard into the ring post. More back and forth. Ziggler dropkicks Orton off the apron. Seth Rollins appears on the ramp. Orton turns around and has words with him as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler is fighting back. Orton blocks a dropkick and catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckle for a two count. We see Rollins watching from the ramp. They end up on the top. Ziggler knocks Orton to the mat. Orton comes back and crotches him. Orton climbs back up and nails a big superplex. Orton with a two count. Ziggler makes another comeback. Ziggler with the neckbreaker and a big elbow drop for a two count. Orton catches a kick and hits a powerslam for a two count. Orton with the draping DDT from the second rope. Orton goes for the RKO but Ziggler rolls him up for a close two count. Orton dodges the Fame-asser but eats a superkick for a two count. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but it’s blocked. Orton misses a shot but blocks the Fame-asser and lifts Ziggler in the air, catching him in a big RKO on the way down. Orton covers for the non-title win.After the match, Orton celebrates as Rollins slowly walks around the ring. The music stops and Rollins enters the ring to boos. Fans chant “you sold out” and Rollins just stands there. Rollins nails a Curb Stomp on Ziggler and gets booed some more.
Winner: Randy Orton
Fourth Match: Seth Rollins vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter
Back and forth to start with Rollins stalling some. Swagger ends up taking the knee out and slamming Rollins. Rollins sends Swagger to the mat from the top. Rollins works on the arm now and drops Swagger with an armbar. They end up fighting on the floor and Randy Orton makes his way down to the ramp. Rollins nails a suicide dive on Swagger. Rollins and Orton stare each other down as we go to commercial. Back from the break and Rollins ducks a clothesline and hits a big kick to the head for a two count. Rollins with more offense as Orton looks on.
Orton and Rollins have words. Swagger finally makes a comeback and drops Rollins on his head. Swagger keeps control and hits a big back drop before doing the Swagger Bomb for a two count. Swagger takes the knee out again and goes for the Patriot Lock. Rollins rolls through and hits a kick to the face. Swagger dodges the Curb Stomp and applies the Patriot Lock but Rollins gets the bottom rope. Rollins ends up countering a hold and Rollins Swagger up for the win. After the match, Orton runs in the ring and lays Swagger out with the RKO. Orton gets in Rollins’ face. They meet in the middle of the ring and have words now. Rollins backs out of the ring as fans boo.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Renee Young interviews Dean Ambrose backstage. Ambrose says don’t expect him to be a nice guy tonight because that’s not his style. He’s bringing it to Cena and going off to get Rollins. Tom Phillips interviews Big Show talks about how he’s going to fight for America tonight and how the weight of America is on his shoulders. That’s fine, because he has the biggest shoulders around.
Fifth Match: The Big Show vs. Rusev w/Lana
Before the match Lana rips on America for celebrating Columbus Day and gets cheap heat off the Atlanta Braves. Rusev promises to crush Big Show and we’re ready to go. Show kicks him in the face to start and the USA chants begin. They head outside with Rusev being whipped into the barricade as it’s one sided so far. Some chops send Rusev back to the floor and Show steps on his head.
More chops (complete with the Braves’ Tomhawk Chop) start a USA chant until Rusev busts out a dropkick to stop Big Show cold. He nailed him right in the jaw too. Rusev stomps on the back and clotheslines Big Show out to the floor as we take a break. Back with Big Show slowly fighting out of a side choke but missing a middle rope elbow. Rusev puts on another choke but gets dropped by a slam. The KO Punch misses and Rusev kicks him in the ribs. The Accolade goes on and here’s Mark Henry. Mark gets knocked off the apron to break the hold but Rusev puts it right back on, drawing in Henry for the DQ.
Show seems to forgive Henry for what he did as the Russian flag comes down. Henry and Show surround the Russians so Rusev comes out swinging against Henry, only to get dropped by the KO Punch.
Winner: Rusev by DQ
Still to come, Sheamus vs. The Miz. Renee Young stops Sheamus backstage and says he has two Brogue Kicks waiting for The Miz and Damien Sandow. Back to commercial.
Sixth Match: Sheamus vs. The Miz
Tom Phillips is back at ringside with the Chrisley family. His younger son Grayson is a big WWE fan. Chrisley plugs his show. The Miz and Damien Sandow are out next. Sheamus chases to start the match. Miz strikes first and they go at it. Sheamus with a big elbow to knock Miz down. More back and forth. Sheamus with a big kick to the back. Sheamus tosses Miz out onto Sandow. Sandow is the best thing going at ringside. Miz kicks the leg out from under Sheamus and unloads on him in the corner. Fans chant for Sandow during the match. They go on and Miz slaps Sheamus around. Sheamus catches a kick and dumps Miz over the top rope. Sheamus follows and Miz and Sandow both crawl under the ring. Sheamus pulls Sandow out. He tries to pull Miz out but Sandow goes for a clothesline. Miz crawls up from under the other side of the ring to win by count out. Sheamus goes after The Miz but he runs off and taunts Sheamus from the stage with Sandow.
Winner: Miz by Countout
Rosa Mendes, Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi go to get Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe out of her dressing room. Cameron, Summer and Nikki Bella walk by. NeNe has words with Cameron.
Seventh Match: Summer Rae, Cameron and Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella, Naomi, and Natalya w/Rosa Mendes
Rosa is in the latter team’s corner and Nene Leakes comes out to join her. Natalya shoves Cameron into the corner to start as Cole recaps Total Divas from last night. The heels take over on Natalya with Nikki cranking on a front facelock. Summer misses a legdrop and Brie comes in off the ice cold tag. Everything breaks down and Brie flips out of the Rack and gets the pin off the Bella Buster.
Winner: Brie Bella, Naomi and Natalya
This Friday night on WWE SmackDown there will be a big six-man tag team match. The Usos will team up with WWE United States Champion Sheamus. They will take on the team of the WWE Tag Team Champions Gold & Stardust and The Miz.
Cena gives his usual fired up promo talking about how the showdown with Ambrose is going to be violent and against the Authority’s wishes.
New Wyatt video with the Family disappearing and Bray talking about how she told him he’d never be alone. He’s going to leave a path of smoke and destruction throughout the world. He says it’s coming and smoke fills the barn as he sits in his rocking chair.
Eight Match: No Holds Barred Contract On A Pole Match
John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose
Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Kane, Triple H and Stephanie are all watching this from ringside. They both go for the contract to start. Back and forth in the match. Ambrose blocks a bulldog and sends Cena out to the floor but goes after Cena instead of getting the contract. They fight up to the stage. Cena goes for an AA. Ambrose blocks it and suplexes Cena on the steel.
Ambrose runs back to the ring for the contract but Cena slams him to the mat. Ambrose sends Cena back to the floor and hits a suicide dive instead of going for the contract. Ambrose decks Orton at ringside. Ambrose argues with The Authority and Cena drops Ambrose from behind. Cena throws Ambrose into The Authority now. Cena goes for the pole but Orton stops him. Orton beats Cena down in the ring. A big brawl has broke out in the ring now. Cena hits an AA on Kane. Ambrose has the contract and gets the win.
After the match, a fight looks to break out but The Authority stares down Cena and Ambrose from the stage as RAW goes off the air.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Josh’s Grade for WWE Monday Night Raw: 9/10
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