WWE Monday Night Raw Results On February 3, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW
February 3, 2014
Century Link Center
Omaha, Nebraska

First Segment:

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton comes out to resounding boo from the LIVE audience in Omaha, Nebraska. Randy Orton says it’s a understatement that the Authority is trying to strip him of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He ask the crowd how many times does he have to beat John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Sheamus and Antonio Cesaro. He tells the crowd he got some bad news that he will still be the champion after the Elimination Chamber PPV is over.

Randy Orton says he will go on to beat the muscle bound freak Batista. He brings back some memories of their Evolution days. The Authority comes out, Stephanie McMahon comes out to tell Orton that don’t bite the hands that feeds you. Randy Orton doesn’t care about what the corwd thinks. Triple H beginnings to wonder why they decided to let Orton be the face of the WWE. Stephanie McMahon says over the next few weeks he will face the man that are in the chamber match. She says tonight Randy Orton will fight Daniel Bryan.

Triple H leads a YES! Chants. Michael Cole shows us a replay of the WWE Tag Team Championship match from the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show as to preview for tonights rematch inside a Steel Cage. The New Age Outlaws will face The Rhodes Brothers in a rematch.


1.) 6 Man Tag Team Match~ The Shield vs. Big E Langston, Kofi Kingston, and Rey Mysterio

Big E Langston and Dean Ambrose start off the match. Michael Cole and JBL talk about how the fact Dean Ambrose never defends his WWE United States Championship. Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston tags into the match, Rollins brings Kingston to the Shield corner and Ambrose tags in. Ambrose grounds Kingston and tags in Roman Regins and continues the quick tags as Seth Rollins comes into the match.

Kofi Kingston tries to build more momentum, but Rollins knocks down Kingston and tags in Ambrose. Dean Ambrose continues to attack the ribs of Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins tags into the match. Kofi Kingston comes tags in Rey Mysterio, Mysterio picks up the speed of the match and does series of highflying moves. Seth Rollins puts on top of his shoulders and Regins tags in and gives Kingston the Superman Punch. This 6 Man Tag Team Match heads into commercial break.

Back from break Dean Ambrose applies a headlock and Rey tries to build momentum, but Dean charges toward Rey to the turnbuckle Rey reverse. Off the hot tag Big E Langston bulldozes Roman Regins, Langston does a impressive back suplex and hits the splash. The Shield stop 2 count Kingston comes in attack Kingston. Roman Regins throw Kingston to ringside. Roman Regins hit the Superman Punch and was setting up for the spear, but Ambrose tags himself in to the match and hits the front face DDT to pickup the victory. Great 6 Man Tag Team Match. The Wyatts appear on the screen. Bray says he understands The Shield and got their blueprint stuck in his head. Bray Wyatt says The Shield moment is coming closer than they think. Luke Harper says was it worth it. Erick Rowan says run.

Winner: The Shield


Wade Barrett says last night Super Bowl was the highest rated show in US History. He mentions that the people stuff their face with all the junk food in their stomach and they probably won’t make it to the next year game. Jerry Lawler interrupts and says he has some bad news. Lawler tells him that he hopes that Barrett doesn’t make it to RAW next week.

Michael Cole shows a preview for the new WWE Countdown show on the WWE Network whichs comes out in 3 weeks. Cole also mentions that for $120 dollar a year you can get alll of the PPV’s. It was also announce that Batista will be on the show later tonight

2.) Christian vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter

Jack Swagger lock up and early into the match Christian launches Swagger over the top rope. Christian attempts a suicide dive he stops on the apron as Swagger ducking out and then Swagger knocks Christian off the apron on to the floor. Jack Swagger throws Christian back into the ring. Jack Swagger throws Christian around the ring and applies a shoulder lock on Christian. Christian counters and kicks Swagger in the face, Christian charges to Swagger but he picks him up and slams him down to the mat. A let’s go Christian chant from the Omaha crowd starts and Swagger lands a series of punches to Christian face.

Jack Swagger goes on the tope rope he jumps off and recieves a drop kick from Christian. Christian does the missle drop kicks and starts building his momentum, but Swagger catches him off guard again with the knee to chest. Christian gives Swagger a right hand to Swagger on the apron. Christian gets caught and gets put into the Patriot Lock, a series of reversals and counters lead to Swagger getting school boyed and Christian picks up the victory.

Winner: Christian

Coming up next the it’s WWE Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match between the champs The New Age Outlaws taking on The Rhodes Brothers. It was announced that Betty White will guest star on Monday Night RAW next week.

3.) Steel Cage Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship~ The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust

Road Dogg and Goldust start off the match, Goldust applies the headlock to Road Dogg. Goldust does some old school getting in the head tactis to Road Dogg he then tags in Billy Gunn. Goldust and Billy Gunn have a stare down and they do their traditional signature poses. Cody Rhodes tags into the match and Cody tries to school boy Billy Gunn, but he kicks out at 2. New Age Outlaws look flustered in the early start of the match.

Road Dogg tags into the match and starts attacking the injured arm of Cody Rhodes. Massive CM Punk chant starts. The Outlaws starts applying a series of quick tags in the match. Cody Rhodes starts stomping on Road Doggs arm, and Cody Rhodes tags in Goldust. Goldust brings Road Dogg to the corner does the 10 punches to the face. It was shown that the Steel Cage Match is the Number 1 Trend in the World.

Back from commercial break, The Outlaws are still in control of the match. Billy Gunn comes off the tag and continues to slice the ring away from Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Billy Gunn kicks Goldust in the face. Road Dogg comes into the match and Road Dogg does the shake rattle and roll and Goldust knocks him down. Cody Rhodes comes in off the hot tag and Cody Rhodes throw Road Dogg to the steel. Cody Rhodes hits the Disaster Kick to Billy Gunn, but he kicks out at 2. Cody Rhodes goes on top of the Steel Cage. Rhodes hits the top rope moonsault on Road Dogg then Billy Gunn hits the famasser to Rhodes to pick up the victory.

Winners: Still WWE Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws.

4.) Titus O’Neil vs. Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder starts punching O’Neil. Titus knocks Ryder to the ringside and throws Ryder to the barricade. Titus O’Neil gives Zack Ryder a bear hug. The Miz comes out and complains about how Zack Ryder has a match, but The Miz doesnt. Titus charges toward Ryder, but Ryder counters and O’Neil kicks out at 2. Zack Ryder gives O’Neil the boot to the face. Titus gets back up and hits the Clash of the Titus on Ryder to pick up the victory.

Winner: Titus O’Neil

5.) Santino Marella vs. Fandango w/Summer Rae

Santino proposes a dance off between the Summer Rae against a member of the audience. Emma was shown in the audience #Emmalution. Santino brings her into the ring. Santino polls the audience and Emma picks up the victory over Summer Rae.

Michael Cole shows us a preview of the WWE Legends House show which will air on the WWE Network.

6.) Sheamus vs. Curtis Axel w/Ryback

Sheamus and Curtis Axel lock up, Sheamus out wrestles Axel which makes him frustrated. Sheamus applies the head lock, but gets trap in the corner and Axel starts applying the pressure to Sheamus. Sheamus gets Axel on the apron and does the Celtic Chops to the chest of Axel. Sheamus bangs Axel head on the announce table. Axel rams Sheamus elbow through the ring post. Curtis Axel continues to attack the recently repaired arm of Sheamus, Sheamus starts building momentum but Axel continues to ground Sheamus.

Curtis Axel applies a armlock to Sheamus and continues to ground the Celtic Warrior. Sheamus lands a couple of rights and hits the Brouge Kick to pick up the victory.

Winner: Sheamus

Batista comes out to a big pop and Alberto Del Rio comes right before Batista starts talking. Alberto Del Rio says before Batista puts the crowd to sleep about how he is going to WrestleMania. Batista says he doesnt know what the issue with Del Rio is. Alberto Del Rio says u being famous doesn’t make u the champion. Alberto Del Rio says that Batista is afraid of him. Alberto Del Rio punches Batista, Batista gets back up and tries to give Del Rio the Batista bomb, but Del Rio countered and ran out of the ring.

7.) Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth, and Xavier Woods vs. The Wyatt Family

Back from the break and out comes The Wyatt Family. Rowan starts things off with Woods and beats him down after a pep talk from Bray Wyatt. Woods counters a move and starts kicking and chopping Rowan. Rowan grabs him but Truth tags in and they double team Rowan and finally bring him down. Truth drops a leg drop for a 2 count. Rowan slams Truth back into the corner and Luke Harper tags in. Truth fights them off but Rowan whips Truth into a big boot from Harper.

Bray tags in and unloads on Truth. Bray taunts Ziggler and turns around to splash Truth in the corner. Harper comes back in and does the gator roll on Truth. Fans chant for Ziggler to come in. Harper drops Truth with a headbutt but Truth nails a heel kicl. Ziggler comes in and unloads on Harper. Ziggler with a big dropkick and right hands in the corner. Ziggler nails a neckbreaker and a big elbow drop for a 2 count. Ziggler drops Harper again but Rowan breaks the pin at 2. Rowan tosses Ziggler into the corner. Woods dropkicks Rowan out of the ring. Bray chokeslams Woods. Truth kicks Bray out. Harper nails a big clothesline on Ziggler. Harper tags in Bray. He turns upside down in the corner before hitting Sister Abigail on Ziggler for the win.

-After the match, The Shield appears on the big screen. Ambrose says they’re not afraid of all the monster talk and sheep masks. Rollins says Bray is so delusional, a figment of his own imagination. Rollins says they can’t hang with The Shield. Reigns says they are in The Shield’s yard and they don’t play games. Playtime is over at Elimination Chamber. Bray laughs at them in the ring. Bray says he welcomes the war and tells The Shield to bring it to him.

A promo was shown of NXT Superstar Alexander Rusev and his manager Lana.

8.) The Funkadactyls vs. Aksana and Alicia Fox

Back from the break and Aksana waits in the ring with Alicia Fox as Cameron and Naomi make their way out. Before they get started, Divas Champion AJ comes out with Tamina Snuka. AJ joins commentary as Tamina stands guard.

Naomi and Aksana go it back and forth. Naomi smacks her own rear and takes Aksana down. Naomi rolls around the ring with Aksana in a leg lock. Naomi with a 2 count. Aksana counters and slams Naomi on her face. Aksana stomps away on Naomi’s knee. Aksana with a suplex and a 2 count. Aksana with more offense and another 2 count. Aksana with a chinlock now. Naomi makes a comeback but Aksana cuts her off with a knee to the face and a 2 count. Aksana pounds the mat in frustration. Naomi trips Aksana on her face. Naomi with a split-legged moonsault in the corner for the win.

-After the match, Alicia Fox attacks Naomi but Cameron makes the save. Cameron whips Alicia into a Rear View from Naomi for the win.

9.) Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan

Back from the break and Orton vs. Christian is announced for SmackDown. Fans chant for Bryan. They go at it and Orton goes out. Orton comes back in and attacks but Bryan drops him. Bryan works on Orton’s arm now. Fans chant for CM Punk now as Orton drops Bryan and stomps on him. Orton yells at fans as they chant for Bryan. Orton drops him with a shoulder tackle and poses to more boos.

Bryan comes back with a takedown and tries to stomp on Orton in the corner but is backed off by the referee. Bryan wraps Orton’s leg around the ring post and slams it. Bryan runs and dropkicks Orton’s knee into the ring post. Bryan comes back in and continues working on Orton’s leg. Orton bites Bryan to get him to let go of his leg. Orton with uppercuts now. Bryan backslides Orton out of nowhere for a 2 count. Bryan goes back to work on Orton’s hurt leg.

Orton goes to the floor for a breather but Bryan meets him and unloads. Bryan tosses Orton over the announcers table and into Michael Cole. Bryan brings it back in the ring and takes him to the corner. Bryan takes Orton to the top and climbs up for a big hurricanrana. Bryan covers for a 2 count. Bryan with a modified surfboard submission now before stomping on Orton’s leg. Bryan keeps control and applies a single crab. Orton crawls for the ropes but Bryan drags him back. Orton finally makes it to the rope and breaks the hold. Orton rolls to the floor and sells the knee injury. Bryan comes out but Orton kicks him and slams him on top of the fan barrier. Orton brings Bryan back in and covers for a 2 count. Orton starts stomping now. Orton unloads in the corner but Bryan turns it around with kicks. Bryan counters and ducks a clothesline but Orton nails a powerslam. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Bryan is kicking away. Orton blocks a kick and nails a big throw. Bryan lands on his shoulder. They go back to the floor and Orton whips Bryan into the steel steps. Orton brings it back in for a 2 count and gets frustrated. Orton goes back to working on the arm. Orton keeps control but Bryan kicks out of another 2 count. Fans chant for Bryan as Orton focuses on the arm. Orton climbs up for a superplex but Bryan counters and blocks it. Bryan sends Orton to the mat with headbutts. Bryan nails a missile dropkick but lands on his bad shoulder.

More back and forth. Bryan finally gets the Yes Lock applied. Orton gets his foot on the ropes and breaks the hold. Bryan with dropkicks in the corner. Orton blocks the third with a dropkick of his own. Orton nails the draping DDT but Bryan blocks the RKO. Bryan nails the top rope headbutt but Orton kicks out at 2. Kane comes out and gets on the apron but Bryan takes them both out. Kane charges but Bryan sends him into the steel steps. Bryan nails the flying knee on Orton and covers him for the non-title win.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

-After the match, Kane and Orton beat Bryan down. Kane chokeslams Bryan as the fans continue to boo. Kane makes the ring explode and his music hits. Orton stands alongside Kane and raises his titles as RAW goes off the air.

JPOV: Decent RAW some matches were good some were not. I like the progression of the heel character of Titus O’Neil. It’s great to see Sheamus back in the ring like a breath of fresh air. Didn’t have much a problem with the Batista segment Del Rio said he had issues with Batista and dealt with his issues with Batista like a man sending a message to Batista. 2 great 6 Man Tag Team Match tonight.

I think Triple H needs to be get off his leash from Stephanie McMahon, but that just my opinion who running the show Stephanie or HHH? No John Cena kinda of surprised. Nice to see Christian back in the ring. I didn’t like the Santino segment. The cage match was slow to start off, but I thought the match was good.

The Main Event was fantastic a good old school wrestling match with Orton and Bryan. Nice to see Bryan win the match cleanley one questioned I have tho is why are the authority still sticking their nose in bryan business and helping orton even tho at the start of the show they were giving Orton a warning. Like I said I saw better Raws, but this was one ok no major issues.

Josh’s Grade for RAW: 7.5/10

Wanted to thank everybody who join on tonights play by play hope u guys liked it. Tomorrow we will have the audio podcast with Steve and Brian as they give their opinions on bevy of topics. Then on Thursday’s show, The Flagship show with Brian, Steve, and Michael. If you guys want to get into contact with me, just follow me on Twitter @JoshLopezCSR.

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Jeff Jarrett Coming Out With A New Promotion?


Jeff Jarrett was the co-founder of TNA along with his father Jerry in 2002. The younger Jarrett resigned with the promotion last month. Rumors are running rampant that Jarrett will be starting up a new promotion, but the former WWE and WCW star hasn’t made any comments regarding the rumors.

We got a sign last night that a new Jarrett led company could be coming to fruition as Jarrett posted a video on his Instagram account foreshadowing that possibility.

Do you think Jeff Jarrett will be heading a new wrestling promotion in 2014?

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WWE SmackDown 1/31/14 Results


A highlight package was shown about the main event from RAW

First Segment: The Shield comes down to the ring, Dean Ambrose talks about how the Elimination Chamber match was custom made for the Shield. Roman Regins and Dean Ambrose get in a confrontation about eliminating each other at the Royal Rumble. Seth Rollins is the voice of reason and says that the Wyatt Family needs to be dealt with, he puts Ambrose and Regins over. The Shield calls out the Wyatt Family.

Vickie Guerrero came out and said she’s going to make history, Triple H comes out and says he understands where The Shield is coming from. Triple H says its water under the bridge and to let it go and there is nothing to gain with The Shield and Wyatt fighting each other. Triple H continues to tell The Shield to let it go. Roman Regins tells Triple H that they are not asking him they are telling him they are going to fight the Wyatts.

Triple H ask the fans if they want to see The Shield and The Wyatts fight. He announced that at the Elimination Chamber The Shield will take on The Wyatt Family.

There was a promo run for RAW announcing that The New Age Outlaws will defend their WWE Tag Team Titles inside a Steel Cage against Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Michael Cole announce the two Elimination Chamber Qualifying Matches for tonights SmackDown. Antonio Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler and Christian vs. Jack Swagger

1.) Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Dolph Ziggler vs. Antonio Cesaro w/Zeb Colter

Antonio Cesaro drop kicks Ziggler, kicks out at 2. Dolph Ziggler hit the famasser on Cesaro, Cesaro kicked out at 2. Antonio Cesaro hit a running back breaker to Dolph Ziggler. Antonio Cesaro hits a modifed suplex on Ziggler, Ziggler kicks out at 2. Dolph charges towards Cesaro, but Cesaro launches him over the top rope and they head into commercial break.

It was shown on the WWE App that Cesaro hit a top rope suplex on Ziggler. Dolph Ziggler hits Cesaro with a sweet dropkick. Dolph tries to Irish Whip Cesaro, but as Cesaro was trying to power up dolph, dolph countered into a sleeperhold and then Cesaro hit the deadlift side suplex. Cesaro went to do the European Uppercut but, Dolph countered mid air and hit a sweet DDT. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing.  Antonio Cesaro hits the neutralizer on Ziggler and picks up the victory and now he qualifies for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

Michael Cole announces that tonight main event will feature The Shield against Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, and Daniel Bryan. Michael Cole jokes around about the fans giving him crap for constantly teaching them how download the WWE App, he said he will do the same thing with the WWE Network. A preview was shown for the new WWE Countdown show which will be on WWE Network which launches in 24 days.

2.) Fandango w/Summer Rae vs. Xavier Woods~ R-Truth is on commentary with JBL and Michael Cole

Fanadango and Woods locks up, Xavier Woods hits a dropkick Fandango. Fanadango hits a backsuplex, Woods kicks out at 2. Fandango grounds Wood in the early part of the match. Xavier Woods trys to build some momentum and he hits a drop kick which sends Fandango outside the ring and hits the suicide dive.

Summer Rae distracts Xavier Woods. Emma from NXT was shown at ringside dancing with the WWE Universe #Emmalution. Fandango hits the masterpiece on Woods when they come back in the ring to pick up the victory. Fandango attacks Woods after the match, Truth comes in for the save and they dance with the Funkadactyls.

Winner: Fandango

3.) The Primetime Players vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel

Darren Young and Curtis Axel start things off. They lock up Young apply a arm lock on Axel. Axel bull dozes Young towards the corner and tags in Ryback. Ryback throws Young to the ringside. Ryback hits a meathook clothesline and tags in Curtis Axel and he pins Darren Young. Titus O’Neil didn’t come in and break up the tag.

Darren Young is bleeding from the mouth. Darren Young asks Titus O’Neil what is he doing? Titus O’Neil says he and Young are no family. Titus O’Neil says being with Young makes him a loser. He said he came to WWE to become a champion and he said he getting rid of the dead weight of Darren Young off his back and then he attacks young. Complete Heel Turn for O’Neil and continues to destroy Young in the ringside area. He throws Young to the barricade twice then he slaps Young in the face and walks away.

Winner: Ryback and Curtis Axel

They show the highlight package of Jake “The Snake” Roberts being the second inductee in the WWE  Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Coming up next it will be Christian taking on the winner of last years Elimination Chamer Match Jack Swagger. There was a promo of NXT star Alexander Rusev and new WWE Diva Lana he said he coming.

4.) Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match Christian vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter

Funny moment it was appeared where Zeb was supposed to be on commentary JBL brought him to the announce table. Jack Swagger throws Christian outside the ring. Jack Swagger hits Christian on the barricades. Swagger grounds Christian and Christian starts building momentum. Christian slaps Swagger in the face and then knocks down Christian and hits the Swagger bomb and Christian kicks out at 2. Jack Swagger and Christian exchange blows on the top rope and Christian plants him with a sweet DDT. Christian hits a missile drop kick on Swagger, Swagger would gain momentum hits a Gut Wrench Suplex Christian kicks outs at 2.

Christian goes up in the air and Swagger catches him and puts him the ankle lock. Christian throws Swagger shoulder first to the ring post. Christian hits the Frog Splash on Swagger to pick up the victory. Christian now qualifies for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match.

JPOV: This was a very good match and happy to see Christian back on television he adds depths to the roster adds to variety of different matches on the show.

Winner: Christian~ Christian was interview by Renee Young he talks about how is desperate to get back to being the champion and says he will be the next WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

5.) Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston starts kicking Sandow around the ring. Damien Sandow apply the abdominal stretch on Kofi, Sandow gets kicked in the face and Kofi starts control frenzy. Kofi goes to jump off the top rope, but Sandow ducks out of the way and tries to pin Kingston, but Kofi kicks out at 2. Kofi Kingston hits the SOS to pick up the victory over Damien Sandow.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

6.) Cody Rhodes w/Goldust vs. Road Dogg w/Billy Gunn

Cody corners Road Dogg, then knocks down Road Dogg and goes for a pin attempt. Road Dogg applies a series of arm locks on Cody then he throw Cody arm first to the ring post. Cody Rhodes school boy Road Dogg, but Dogg kicks out at 2. Cody Rhodes hit a knee to a face and also hits a missile drop kick. Billy Gunn and Goldust start brawling with each other ringside.

Cody Rhodes then hit the disaster kick to pick up the victory. The Rhodes Brothers and The New Age Outlaws brawl with each other after the match was over. The Outlaws retreat and Michael Cole brings up the Steel Cage Tag Team Title Match on that happening Monday.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

A preview for the Monday Night WAR WWE vs. WCW Show on the WWE Network was shown.

7.) 6 Man Tag Team Match- Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Rey Mysterio vs. The Shield

The Wyatt Family cut a promo before the match starts, he says justice is hell gate. Luke Harper says The Shield picked a beautiful hill to die on. Erick Rowan says to run.

Sheamus and Seth Rollins starts off the match. Sheamus locks up with Rollins then Rollins tag in Roman Regins. Roman Regins bull doze Sheamus to the ground. Regins punches Sheamus around the ring. Regins tags in Dean Ambrose and Sheamus drag Ambrose on the Apron and does the 10 chops to the chest. Sheamus knocks both Rollins and Regins off the ring apron as well and The Shield get together to strategize as SmackDown heads into commercial break.

We’re back on SmackDown with Daniel Bryan giving Seth Rollins a surfboard. Bryan tags in Rey Mysterio, Mysterio starts to counter alot of Rollins moves and hits a hurricanrana on Rollins then Ambrose tags himself in the match and grounds Mysterio and tags in Roman Regins. Roman Regins throws Mysterio out of the ring and also throws Mysterio to the barricade and ask the crowd Whos the Man? Roman Regins tags in Seth Rollins, he put Mysterio on the top rope and trys to hit a top rope back suplex Mysterio knocks Rollins off the tope rope. Daniel Bryan comes in off the hot tag and the crowds goes bonkers. Bryan gives the kicks to the chest to Roman Regins and Regins gets up and tries to charge toward Bryan he gets sent outside the ripes and Bryan gives both Ambrose and Regins a suicide dive. Sheamus gets in the ring and attacks Rollins, but Regins gives Sheamus the Superman punch.

Daniel Bryan gives Regins the YES! Lock Regins gets out and he tags in Rey Mysterio and puts Regins in position for the 619 and then in the middle of the 619 attempt Roman Regins spears Rey Mysterio to pick up the victory.

Winner: The Shield

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Ultimate Fighter 18 Winner Julianna Pena Suffers Horrific Knee Injury, Could Be Out For Two Years


Julianna Pena was the most recent winner of The Ultimate Fighter winning the 18th season defeating Jessica Rakoczy in the finale. Pena was scheduled to have her first fight since winning the show against Jessica Andrade at UFC 171. The fight will no longer be taking place as Pena tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring while in a training session at Sik-Jitsu Fighting Systems in Spokane, Washington.

UFC President Dana White stated on Twitter that Pena could be out for up to two years.

An opponent has been found to fight Andrade as fellow TUF 18 alum Raquel Pennington stepped up and took the fight.

UFC 171 takes place on Saturday, March 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event for the show features Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight championship.

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WWE Monday Raw Results From January 27, 2014


WWE Monday Night Raw on January 27, 2014 aired live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Raw opens with a highlight package from last night Royal Rumble PPV with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match between Randy Orton and John Cena. With Bray Wyatt standing above John Cena shoulders.


First Segment: The Authority comes down to the ring. There was a highlight package of the match between Brock Lesnar and Big Show. Stephanie McMahon says last night Royal Rumble was one of the most statsifying epic Royal Rumble PPV’s in history. Triple H mocks the crowd about not getting what they want. Triple H talks about Randy Orton defeating John Cena, Brock Lesnar “destroying” Big Show, and there good friend Batista winning the Royal Rumble Match.Stephanie McMahon and Triple H announces at the Elimination Chamber Randy Orton will defend his WWE Championship in the Chamber Match. Daniel Bryan comes out and interrupts the Authority. Daniel Bryan tells the crowd to stop chanting YES!, so the Authority doesn’t get mad. Bryan says last night was one of the toughest matches in history. Daniel Bryan mentions about him not being in the rumble match is one of the disappointing moments in the history of the Rumble.

Stephanie McMahon says that the Authority doesn’t want to put Bryan in harms way for him to fight in the Rumble. Bryan says the Authority think about what’s worst for Daniel Bryan. Stephanie says Bryan only cares about himself and ask him does he really think he’s only person the people came to see RAW. Daniel Bryan ask the crowd if they want to see Randy Orton or Triple H and the crowd says no.

Daniel Bryan says he wants to be in the Elimination Chamber Match, and tells Triple H that he not leaving this ring till he gets what he wants. Triple H says it just not him and Bryan in the ring. The Shield comes out and Bryan grabs a chair, and The Shield attacks Bryan. Sheamus and John Cena comes out to save Daniel Bryan.


WWE App Coverage: Josh Matthews announces that NXT Ring Announcer/Color Commentator Byron Saxton will be the new WWE App guy.

Michael Cole announces tonight the main event of RAW will be Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, John Cena vs. The Shield. The Key is that whoever teams wins they get to be in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match.


1.) Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. The Real Americans Quick tags from Rey and Sin Cara to start the match. Sin Cara hits a  springboard on Jack Swagger. Swagger run towards Sin Cara he ducks and he falls to ringside and Sin Cara hits a suicide dive. Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger gets into a confrontation Colter slaps Swagger in the face. Antonio Cesaro enters into the ring and takes control of the match. Sin Cara sends Cesaro over the top rope Cesaro got back up and knock down Rey Mysterio before Sin Cara made the tag. Cesaro tags in Swagger they double team on Sin Cara and give him a back breaker. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb, Cara counters and tags in Mysterio. Rey Mysterio starts building his momentum for the 619. Sin Cara tags in himself while Rey hits the 619 and then attacks Swagger Sin Cara goes for the splash then Cesaro counters. Antonio Cesaro hits the European Uppercut and the Netraulizer on Sin Cara to pick up the victory.

Winners: The Real Americans.


It was announced that tonight there will be a WWE Tag Team Championship Rematch between the New Age Outlaws and the Rhodes Brothers. On the WWE App Byronn Saxton interviews the New Age Outlaws and they take the microphone away from Saxton. They mention bout how they don’t understand how the Rhodes Brothers get their rematch so early. The Outlaws say they will beat the Rhodes Brothers tonight and they will have to get in the back of the line.

BAD NEWS BARRETT Segment: Barrett thanks the crowd for joining us, but he said I have some bad news. He says tonight there will be a match between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler which is being called the match for Cleveland. Wade throws shot at Cleveland about being nothing but losers. Michael Cole gives us a preview about the The Monday Night WAR show on the WWE Network. Cool video package shown about WrestleMania XXX being 69 days away.


2.) Fandango w/Summer Rae vs. R-Truth w/Xavier Woods on Commentary R-Truth and Fandango locked up. Emma from NXT was shown #Emmalution. Fandango walks outside the ring Truth starts chasing then Fandango attacks Truth after Truth was distracted by Summer Rae. Fandango drags Truth back into the ring. Fandango hits a suplex and goes for nearfall truth kicks out at 2. R-Truth starts building his mometum with the scissor kick Fandango counters, Fandango goes on the top rope for the leg drop and Truth counters and hits the Little Jimmy for the victory.

Winner: R-Truth


WWE App Coverage: Byron Saxtons show us the interview Tom Phillips did with Sheamus after the Royal Rumble last night. Sheamus says he reflects on his 4 year career in WWE and he has alot more to prove to himself.


Second In Ring Segment: Justin Roberts introduces RAW General Manager Brad Maddox and he brings out WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. Orton says he doesnt care about the fans thinks of him still being the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Randy Orton says that him having to defend his WWE Championship in Chamber is garbage. He asks Maddox if it was his or The Authority idea. Batista comes out to a mixed reaction.

Batista congratulates Orton on his victory last night he mentions the three reasons he said on RAW why he is back in the WWE. He says he doesnt if care he faces Orton, Cena, The Shield, or even Daniel Bryan Batista says he’s walking out of WrestleMania as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Brock Lesnar comes out with Paul Heyman. Paul Heyman says that his client’s paitence is running low and says that the Authority has 2 choices. First one Randy Orton fighting Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Second choice is that Brock fights Batista. Paul Heyman says that Brock Lesnar wants The Authority answer tonight.


3.) The Battle of Cleveland~ The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

Solid back and forth action between Ziggler and Miz. JBL and Michael Cole were throwing cheap shots at Cleveland. The Miz goes for the figure four leg lock and dolph gets to the rope. Dolph Ziggler wins the battle of cleveland with the Zig Zag on the Miz.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler


4.) Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Usos Jey Uso and Ryback start the match, Ryback takes control with powering Jey all over the ring. Ryback rips Jey shirt off and throws it at Jimmy. Ryback tags in Curtis Axel and hits a drop kick on Jey Uso and gloats to the crowd. Axel hits a clubbing blow to Jey and tags in Ryback. Ryback hits a delayed suplex on Jey Uso. Jey makes the hot tag to Jimmy. Jimmy goes for the suicide dive on Curtis Axel goes back in the ring and tags in Jey. Ryback trys to hit the Shell Shock on Jimmy, but Jey superkicks and hits the splash on Ryabck to pick up the victory.

Winner: The Usos

The second inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced tonight


5.) Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio

There was a pre-recorded promo from Del Rio saying that Batista he will make it to the main event of WrestleMania. Del Rio viciously kicks Kingston around the ring. Kofi uses a combination punches and kicks Del Rio in the ring. Del Rio kicks Kingston in the face by the turnbuckle goes for the cover and Kingston kicks out at 2.  Del Rio kicks Kingston to the outside while Kingston was on the apron. Del Rio brings Kingston back into the ring. The fans were chanting for JBL and Del Rio tells JBL to sit down. They proceed to chant for Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler they stand up and they get a standing ovation. They go to break with Del Rio being thrown to ringside by Kingston.

On the WWE App Del Rio gets back in the ring and takes control of the match. Del Rio apply the headlock on Kingston. Kingston counters a couple of jabs from the Del Rio the two men collide with each other and Kofi starts applying his “Control” Frenzy. Kingston rolls up Del Rio, but Del Rio kicks out at 2. Kingston hits the boom drop on Kingston. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, Del Rio counters and hits the backstabber and points at the WrestleMania sign. Del Rio uses the vicious kick to head to Kingston to pick up the victory

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Michael Cole shows us a highlight package of the WWE 2K14 Video Game with the last DLC Package featuring Dusty Rhodes, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Rick Rude and Virgil.


6.) WWE Tag Team Championship Match~ New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust

The Outlaws cut their traditional promo, but also said the Rhodes Brothers were good but not good enough. The outlaws question why they have to be in the match after the first night being the champions. Goldust and Road Dogg start the match and the Outlaws are slow off the bat. Back and forth exchange between Road Dogg and Cody, Goldust comes in the off the tag and still putting Road Dogg in a vacarious position. Road Dogg tags in Billy Gunn and starts throwing jabs at Goldust and tags in Road Dogg. More strategic tags happen with the Outlaws and then tag team title heads into commercial break.

On the WWE APP Road Dogg hits the Shake Rattle and Roll on Goldust. The Outlaws still have control in this match Road Dogg tags in Billy Gunn. Back on the USA Network, Billy Gunn runs into a side powerslam. Road Dogg comes in off the tag and Goldust rolls up Road Dogg, but he kicks out at 2. Cody Rhodes comes in off the hot tag and hits a running high knee. He goes on the top rope on the apron and lands a double kick to the Outlaws. Billy gets back up and hits a clothesline.

Brock Lesnar comes out and hits a F-5 on both Cody Rhodes and Goldust.Paul Heyman says that the Authority didnt accept either of the options Lesnar and Heyman laid out earlier on the show. Lesnar goes on to destroy Cody Rhodes and Goldust even more by hitting him with full force with a steel chair.

Winner: Cody Rhodes and Goldust by DQ


7.) 8 Diva Tag Team Match~ The Bella Twins, Naomi, and Cameron vs. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Alicia Fox, and Aksana

Pretty simple 8 diva tag match Nikki Bella was the workhorse of this match. All the divas came in brawl. Nice spot where Cameron and The Bella Twins hit a triple suplex on Alicia Fox, Tamina Snuka, and Aksana. Naomi hits the rear view to pick up the victory.

Winner: The Bella Twins, Naomi and Cameron


Hall of Fame Announcement: Jake “The Snake” Roberts will join the Ultimate Warrior in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014. Michael Cole showed us a preview of WrestleMania Rewind one of the original shows on the WWE Network.

It was announced that Captain Charisma Christian on SmackDown this Friday


8.) 6 Man Tag Team Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match~ Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and John Cena vs. The Shield

Dean Ambrose and John Cena start off the match Ambrose tags in Seth Rollins and pulls Ambrose back to apron to cause he wouldnt stop attacking Cena  and too avoide being disqualified. Seth Rollins tags in Roman Regins, there was a Roman Regins chant while Regins was staring down Cena. Regins drop Cena then Sheamus tags himself in and Regins and Sheamus lock up and exchange punches by the turnbuckle. Sheamus fires out of the corner and drops Regins on the mat. Sheamus goes for the cover and Regins kicks out.

Roman Regins drags Sheamus to the corner and Seth Rollins tags himself in. Sheamus puts Seth Rollins on the ring apron and does the chops to the chest. Seth Rollins attacks Sheamus knee and then Dean Ambrose tags in. Sheamus tags in Daniel Bryan, byran starts his series of kicks on Ambrose and does a running drop kick to Ambrose on the turnbuckle. Bryan gives Ambrose a top rope hurricanrana then Ambrose tags in Rollins. After that Bryan applies a surfboard submission hold to Seth Rollins. Bryan tags in Sheamus, Sheamus does the leg drop to Rollins then tags Cena and they give Rollins a double suplex. Rollins grounds Cena and the match goes to commercial break.

Back from the WWE APP The Shield grounds Cena and take control of the match. Rollins toys around with Cena, then Cena goes to bull doze Rollins he counters and hits a DDT on Cena. Roman Regins tags in and does a bottom rope drop kick. Roman Regins sets up the “Superman Punch”. Regins tries to spear Cena, he counters and send his Regins to the outside. Regins comes back in the ring and knocks down Cena and tags in Ambrose. Dean Ambrose throws Cena to the turnbuckle Seth Rollins tags in and tries to drag Cena to the Shield’s corner. Rollins continues to slice the ring and Rollins ticks off Sheamus. Rollins sends Cena to the turnbuckle and the frequent tags continue with Ambrose covering Cena he kicks out at 2. Daniel Bryan urges the WWE Universe to help Cena get up and make the hot tag. Ambrose plants Cena with a DDT he covers and Cena kicks out at 2. John Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Ambrose and makes the hot tag to Daniel Bryan. Bryan takes out the entire Shield with series of kicks and suicide dives. Bryan does the kicks to Rollins chest and face Bryan goes for the cover, but Roman Regins break the cover. Roman Regins spears both Sheamus and John Cena. Daniel Bryan hits the running knee to Roman Regins, Rollins sneaks up from behind to roll up Bryan, but Bryan kicks out at 2.

Rollins throws Bryan to the turnbuckle he goes for the cover and Bryan kicks out at 2. Seth Rollins goes on the top rope Bryan lands a back suplex to Rollins and puts Rollins in the YES! Lock. Sheamus Brouge Kick Dean Ambrose. Both Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins collide with each other. John Cena comes off the hot tag and puts Roman Regins in the STF, but Regins breaks the STF. The Wyatt Family come out and attack Cena. Sheamus and Bryan come back to save Cena. The Shield are livid because the Wyatts screwed them out of the Elimination Chamber Match.

Winners: Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and John Cena

UFC On Fox 10 Results: Stipe Miocic Batters Gabriel Gonzaga

This was a big fight for Stipe Miocic tonight at UFC on Fox 10 in the co-main event against Gabriel Gonzaga . Miocic came off the biggest win of his career and needed to keep that momentum going.

Round 1

The fight starts with Gonzaga throwing a jab and then an inside leg kick. Gonzaga lands an overhand right and Miocic throws a left. A double jab by Miocic and Gonzaga throws a jab an outside leg kick. Another overhand right by Gonzaga . A right hook/left hook combination by Miocic. Crisp jab by Miocic and a right hand lands as well. A high kick lands by Gonzaga. An overhand right by Miocic misses as the round ends.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1 for Gonzaga.

Round 2

Miocic looks more crisp to start the round throwing some jabs and a leg kick. Gonzaga tries a takedown, but is stuffed. Miocic pumping the jab away at Gonzaga. A head kick attempt by Gonzaga is blocked by Miocic. Couple jabs and an uppercut landed by Miocic. A takedown attempt by Gonzaga was stuffed. Miocic throws an outside leg kick and Gonzaga attempts a takedown and is rebuffed by Miocic. Miocic lands a few more punches to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 2 for Miocic.

Round 3

The final round begins with an outside leg/right hand combination that staggered Miocic for a moment. A straight right hand by Miocic connects. Gonzaga goes for another takedown and is blocked by Miocic. A high kick by Gonzaga connects. Miocic pushes down Gonzaga. Gonzaga tries to get up but  Miocic takes him down to the ground.. Gonzaga trying to bait Miocic in. Miocic lands some ground and pound and gets Gonzaga in side control. Miocic lands numerous ground and pound and some elbows. Gonzaga gets back up and lands an overhand right as the round and fight ends.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 3 and the fight for Miocic 29-28.

The judges agreed with us as Stipe Miocic defeats Gabriel Gonzaga by unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28).

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WWE Hall Of Fame Building Heading To Orlando?

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The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony always takes place the night before WrestleMania. What the company doesn’t have though is an actual building for the inductees like the NFL, MLB and the NBA have. We could be closer to that happening, but something significant has to happen first.

In an article on the NYPost.com, NBCUniversal, which owns USA and SyFy that airs Raw and Smackdown will be pitching an idea to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon about creating a Hall of Fame building in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with company renewing their TV deal with the media giant. NBCU’s exclusive negotiating period with the WWE ends on February 1st.

A WWE source states in the article that the company is likely staying with the media giant.

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UFC on Fox 10′s Gabriel Gonzaga Says A Victory Over Stipe Miocic Puts Him In The Top 10 (Video)

We talk to heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga who fights Stipe Miocic in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 10. Gonzaga discusses what a victory does for him in the heavyweight division, state of Brazilian Ji-Jitsu in the United States and more.

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UFC On Fox 10: Henderson vs Thomson Staredowns (Video)

The Ultimate Media Day took place today in advance of UFC on Fox 10 that takes place on Saturday night from the United Center in Chicago. The main event features former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing off with former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson.

As the day was coming to day a close the main card fighters all did staredowns for their fights on Saturday. BetweenTheRopes.com was there for the day’s events. The main card also features:

Gabriel Gonzaga vs Stipe Miocic
Jeremy Stephens vs Darren Elkins
Adriano Martins vs Donald Cerrone

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The War Of Words Between Jake Roberts And The Ultimate Warrior

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Last week on WWE Monday Night Raw, The Ultimate Warrior was the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place the day before Wrestlemania 30 on Saturday, April 5.

Jake “The Snake” Roberts returned to the company two weeks ago on “Old School” Raw. That started rumblings of Roberts being included into this years Hall of Fame.

Roberts was on The Busted Open radio show and has this to say regarding Warrior getting into the Hall of Fame.

“Maybe they’re taking in assholes and not great talent. I don’t know.”

Warrior responded on Twitter with these tweets.

Roberts took to Twitter and apologized for his comments.

The comments didn’t stop there as Steve Wilton who represents Warrior in some business affairs has some choice for Roberts.

Roberts hasn’t responded to the comments and The Warrior hasn’t either.

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WWE Main Event Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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Before the Smackdown tapings take place, the WWE films “Main Event” that will air on ION Television tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET. The tapings took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here is what took place at the tapings.

-R-Truth pinned Damien Sandow.

-The Bella Twins defeated Aksana and Alicia Fox. The match was set up with a backstage segment where Aksana made fun of Brie Bella’s engagement to Daniel Bryan.

-Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara. There were several near falls. Del Rio won with the Cross Arm Breaker.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

Forget Hipster Wrestling, This is Something Much Bigger


(note: This is a response to David Shoemaker’s Hipster Wrestling column published in July 2013)

When it comes to professional wrestling, perspective changes everything.

For example: Daniel Bryan wasn’t seen as a bona fide superstar. Until he was. And then, when he was saddled with a gimmick so bad that everybody thought it might spell the end of his main-event career, he proved that being bff with The Big Red Machine was precisely the platform he needed to break-through Vince McMahon’s glass ceiling. His meteoric rise stopped short of a lengthy WWE championship run (to which internet fans, including myself, cried foul), but left us with a severe case of ‘Daniel Bryan deserves more’ syndrome, “Yes!” chants and all. [Read more...]

Daniel Bryan Suffering From A Concussion And Believed To Be Serious

Daniel Bryan turned back to a babyface on Monday’s Raw. Bryan turned on Bray Wyatt after their steel cage match with the Usos. The former WWE champion walked out of the match though in rough shape.

It is being reported by The Wrestling Observer that Bryan suffered a concussion early in the match and doesn’t remember of the match. Bryan didn’t appear on the Smackdown tapings last night.

Bryan’s return is unknown at this time as he has go through the Impact test before he is allowed to return.

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WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young Passes At The Age Of 90

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It has been confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young has passed away at the age of 90. Media outlets had reported on Thursday that Young had passed away but the reports had turned out to be false. The Hall of Famer’s passing was confirmed by WWE executive Stephanie McMahon on Twitter.

Young had been under hospice care at her home as her kidneys had been starting to fail. WWE.com released a statement acknowledging the passing of Young.

“WWE is greatly saddened by the news that WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, beloved member of the WWE family and oldest living squared circle personality, has passed at the age of 90,” the statement begins. “Johnnie Mae Young was truly one of the greatest female competitors to ever lace up a pair of boots. A proud competitor for three quarters of a century and valued part of WWE to her last day, Young truly blazed a path for future female grapplers beginning in the 1940s.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Young and her family.

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Report: Ultimate Warrior And WWE Reach An Agreement

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You always hear the saying in pro wrestling, “never say never” in regards to a wrestler returning to an organization. When you think of the history of the Ultimate Warrior and the WWE, you would say you would never see him back in the company. Guess that saying still rings true.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the Ultimate Warrior and the WWE have reached an agreement. Terms haven’t been disclosed. The Observer states that this agreement is likely for the Warrior to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Warrior hasn’t been seen in the WWE since July of 1996 and the last time we seen him on national television was his short lived WCW run from August-December of 1998.

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WWE Announces Original Programming for Network

WWE Legends House

As part of it’s programming slate for the newly announced WWE Network, the company debuted a number of original shows that will air exclusively on the streaming service. [Read more...]

The WWE Network Will Change Everything

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Ignore the sensationalist headline. Hold your smart-aleck quips for the comments section below. Take a moment and just hear what I have to say.

This is a defining moment for WWE.

Most importantly, it’s a re-defining moment for professional wrestling. [Read more...]

Daniel Bryan “YES” Chant At Premiere College Basketball Game Last Night

Daniel Bryan is without a doubt the most over act in the WWE. The hysteria of the “YES” has now spread to other sports. Last night during a big college basketball featuring third ranked Ohio State and fifth ranked Michigan State.

During a break in the game, Michigan State football player Travis Jackson was on the floor and wanted people to do the “YES”. The arena went crazy. You can watch in the video above.

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