WWE Monday Night Raw
October 20, 2014
Kansas City, Missouri
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WWE Monday Night Raw Pre-Show:
Welcome to the WWE Raw pre-show and we are live on the WWE Network. Alex Riley, Booker T and Bryon Saxton welcome us in to the show. They hype what we will see tonight which is a 2-3 handicap match that was made last week. The usual promo code for Shop WWE is shown. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw. They bring up that Ambrose and Cena are outnumbered tonight, but Kane is the odd man out of the Authority and they play it up that he could turn on them.
Breaking news, a Tag Team Title Match between The Usos and the team of Stardust and Goldust have been added to the WWE Hell in a Cell PPV. Also, a six man tag team match was announced between The Usos and Sheamus vs. Stardust, Goldust and The Miz for tonight is set.Rusev – Big Show feud recap video package is shown. Booker and Riley hype the match that will take place this Sunday at HIAC. Booker believes that Rusev will take out The Big Show. Last week’s segment between the Bella Twins is shown and Booker and Riley preview this matchup for this Sunday. They finish off the show with their over the top, never right predictions!
WWE Monday Night Raw:
First In-Ring Segment:
Tonight’s Raw opens up with a look back at last week’s show. We’re live from Kansas City with JBL, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole. We see the Hell In a Cell structure hanging above the ring. The Authority hits the stage as Triple H, Kane, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins make their way to the ring. Triple H says he’s proud of the guys in the ring with him and hypes tonight’s main event. He also plugs Hell In a Cell and the WWE Network. Triple H says the Hell In a Cell will put an end to two rivalries – John Cena vs. Orton and Dean Ambrose vs. Rollins. Rollins and Orton have words about the main event. Triple H steps in and says they’re both in the main event, as it will be a double main event. He announces that the winner of Cena vs. Orton will get a future title shot at WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. They hype the show some more and Kane’s pyro goes off.
First Match: Sheamus & The Usos vs. The Miz, Stardust and Goldust w/Damien Mizdow
The Miz opts out of the match and sends Sandow in, calling it an opportunity. Looks like the match has changed. Cody and one of the usos to start. Stardust ducks a right from Jimmy and shows him his star. Jimmy hits a body slam, kicks Cody down, then sentons atop him for a two count.Jimmy sends Cody in the corner and tags in his brother. Kick from Jey and a snapmare into a pin for a two count. Cody gets a tag to Goldy who gets arm dragged across the ring. Goldust is upnd sends Jey into the corner. Cody with a tag. He bounces off the ropes with a dropkick for a two count. Tag to Goldust after Cody sends Jey to the outside. Jimmy goes to check on Jey, but Cody hops down like a spider monkey to stop any interruptions as we go to break. Back, and Stardust is chokin out an Uso. It’s short lived as Cody tags in Mizdow. He hits a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo and a pin for a two count Sandow is up. He runs into the corner, looking for the Miz clothesline, but Uso has his boot up. Tag to Cody, who runs in to stop the pin and covers for a two count. Cody scrapes the back then drops a boot to the chest.
Cody tags in Goldust then holds Uso down for Goldust to hit a right hand. Goldust is knocked down! Hot tag lookin good! Tag to Sheamus! Tag to Sandow! Sheamus is in with an axe handle. Another. Shoulder into the gut. High running knee to Sandow. Sheamus knocks Stardust off the apron. Sheamus with a high knee. He tosses Sandow over the ropes, but Goldust distracts. Sandow hangs up Sheamus. Sandow heads in and Sheamus hits a body slam into a pin for a two count. Goldust breaks it up. Uso comes in and Goldust hits a powerslam only to be superkicked out of the ring by one of the Usos. Cody is in and he is sent to the outside. FLying Uso!! Cody hits the ropes and just falls back on everyone! Sheamus is up, sends Sandow to the outside. Sheamus up top. He flies off the top rope into the other men.Sheamus tosses Sandow into the ring and pounds on his chest. Stardust is up top. He goes for Beautiful Disaster, but Sheamus moves and Brogue Kicks Stardust! Mizdow with the rollup and the victory.
Winner: Damien Mizdow, Goldust and Stardust
Back from commercial break Triple H and Randy Orton were shown in the Authority’s office. Orton says that he recognizes that he hasn’t been the easiest guy to work with. Orton said he’s defeated John Cena before in Hell in a Cell and he will do it again this Sunday. Orton tells Triple H he won’t let him down. Triple H tells Orton that it was Rollins idea for the added stipulation and he was looking out for you. Orton shakes his head and says he’s going to fine Rollins and thank him personally.
A Bray Wyatt and Wyatt Family video package was shown.
Second Match: AJ Lee vs. Alicia Fox w/Paige
Lockup into a sideheadlock by Alicia. Alicia hits the ropes and shoulder blocks AJ down to the mat. Alicia hits the ropes, hops over AJ, then eats an elbow from AJ. AJ locks the arms for a crucifix and turns it into a rollup. Alicia kicks out at one count. AJ with another rollup and gets a one count. She skips a bit then tosses Alicia to the ropes and hits a roundhouse. AJ with a kick to the gut, only to run into a weak kick from Alicia. Alicia with the cover for a two count. Alicia lifts AJ and tosses her in the corner face first. She goes for another one. Alicia with a nice Northern Lights pin for a two count. Alicia screams cuz…you know…she’s crazy. Cravat from behind.
She tosses AJ down to the mat with the hair then skips around a bit. Alicia with a kick to the back then sends AJ face first into the mat. Alicia grabs AJ by her lucious locks and hits a right hand. Alicia with a kick to the face. She grabs AJ then hits a backbreaker. Pin for a two count. Alicia pulls back on the chin of AJ with a chinlock from behind. Alicia lifts AJ like nothing and tosses her into the corner. Alicia with the boot to the face. The ref stops a bit to gloat, so AJ kicks her in the back. AJ with a Lou Thesz! AJ runs and hits a clothesline in the corner then hits a hard neckbreaker to Alicia! AJ ducks a clothesline, hits the ropes! Hurricanrana! Alicia heads to the outside. Paige is there to push Alicia, so Alicia pushes her back then sends her back in the ring. Paige distracts as AJ screams at her. Alicia with a rollup and picks up the victory.
Winner: Alicia Fox
Backstage, Orton is trying to thank Rollins. Rollins says he was just looking out for Orton. Orton wants to know why. Rollins says he is a team player. Orton asks him to stay out of his business. Rollins says that this Sunday, Orton has a golden opportunity, and if by some miracle, Orton would beat Brock, then the future kind of takes care of itself.
Second In-Ring Segment:
Orton is here to drop some verbiage on us. He says time flies. Just yesterday, it was 2002, where John and he were both making their WWE debuts. He was 3rd Generation Royalty, and John Cena was just a punk kid who thought he could rap. He said it earlier, that Kansas City Royals will not win – which is a response to a cheer for them. Cena and became the Hogan/Piper of their generation. He respects Cena, but he’s still that jacked up punk kid from Boston who has no business being in the same ring as Orton. Cena can take his Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect and shove it up his ass. He doesn’t care about fighting for what is right, and never will. The last time they faced each other was at the Rumble, and he beat Cena. He’s going to do it again. He will beat Cena at Hell in a Cell, and he will savor every second of it.
John Cena finally interrupts. Cena heads down the ramp, grabs a mic. Orton removes his jacket. He tells Orton to shut his mouth. Everyone here knows Orton is gifted, but every time Orton opens his mouth, all he does is prove that he is the biggest dumb ass alive. Cena doesn’t match….like, at all. Cena calls Orton a grandpa who peed his pants. He begins to joke, and it’s as bad as one would assume. He calls Orton stupid, when he just said they were going to “ride” a nickelodeon… 2002 was the last time Orton was relevant. 2002 was when KC wasn’t winning any games but now that it’s 2014, he wants to point out that the Royals are in the World Series, and they have their eyes on the prize. Orton says being in it and winning it is two different things. Cena says Orton is a dumbass, but he’s right. Just like Sunday, Orton will be in the match, but he will not win it. Cena says now he has his eyes on Orton. He switches so quickly…Brock, Rollins, Orton, Brock…Anyway, Cena says this Sunday Orton will be locked in the cell who is on a mission because when he sees Orton, all he sees is Brock Lesnar. This Sunday, Orton will go face to face with the man that runs the place, and hell is coming with…
Ladies and gentlemen!!! It’s Paul E!!! He says that this revisionist history is nothing short of laughable. The class of 2002 featured Randy Orton, John Cena, and The Next Big Thing…Brock Lesnar. So if you think about it – and Heyman does – the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World in 2002 is the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World in 2014. This Sunday, the two of them are going to enter – Heyman looks up at the surrounding cage. He says that hopefully to win and define their legacies – especially against each other, because the two of them are stepping in as equals. Brock has no equal. Heyman has always respected Orton, and knows how much he wants the title but he assures Orton that he wants no part of Heyman’s beast. Heyman isn’t done. Cena wants both the title and the beast. Heyman doesn’t know what Cena has on the brain, but it sure isn’t sound thinking. If Cena can get by Randy Orton, then he will have to step into the ring with his challenger-eating carnivore, Brock Lesnar. Cena gets all Popeye-faced and looks to AA Heyman. Cena kids, Cena kids. He puts Heyman down softly then turns into…an RKO. Orton wants to know who is stupid now. Heyman laughs off the attack as Cena lays all dead-like. Orton motions for Heyman to walk out of the ring. Heyman looks to oblige, but is RKOd instead!
Third Match: Big E vs. Rusev w/Lana
Lockup. And it’s a stalemate. Another lockup sends Big E into the corner but Big E does the same. Rusev turns around and kicks Big E in the corner. Rusev with kicks to the thighs. Big E fights out with uppercuts. Big E is able to send Rusev to the outside. Big E with an uppercut on the outside. Rusev tries to send Big E into the apron then into the barricade. Big E sends Rusev back in the ring. Big E with an uppercut then a knee, sending Rusev into the corner. Shoulder blocks into Rusev. Rusev with a few kicks then an axe handle. Rusev with a front face headlock. Rusev turns that into a cravat but it’s short lived and Rusev hits a shoulder. Boot to the chest. Another. Another. Rusev with a right. Big E hits the ropes, hops over, hits a kick then is met with a spinning kick. We are back and Big E hits a nice belly to belly….then runs into a Superkick. Ouch. Rusev pulls BigE into the center of the ring and stomps the back then locks in The Accolade. Weird to see this right after the break. Big E eventually taps.
Lana on the mic. She says Big Show will fail. He is not our American hero. He is going to wallow in his own poo, y’all. Rusev tells Show he is going to rip his head off. Lana asks to drop the flag, but it doesn’t fall. Show is on the screen. He pulls his own trigger, and down falls Old Glory. A random dude in uniform runs into the ring and security tries to stop him…Rusev gives him a Superkick! hahaha. Security checks on the soldier.
Third In-Ring Segment:
After the break, Show comes down to help the soldier out of the ring. Show is in the middle of the ring now, looking distraught. The flag hangs behind him. Show is very upset. There are certain lines you don’t cross, says Show. You do not disrespect an American soldier. Ever. Rusev wanted Show’s attention? He’s got it. Right now, what he just did, is going to make Show unleash some wrath all over Rusev’s ass. He is an American, he is a giant. Show calls Rusev out and then he runs into the back and starts looking for him.
In another, nicer area of the arena, Ambrose is watching a movie. Cena walks in on him. It’s See No Evil 2. He calls it sick. Ambrose calls them Superman and Batman. He says he’s been known to wear a cape. haha. Cena brings up the match. He wants to know how they’re going to handle it. Ambrose says that even though he’s undefeated in Contract on a Pole matches, his specialty is Street Fight Handicap matches. Ambrose says WHY SO SERIOUS?!?!?!
Fourth Match: Brie Bella vs. Summer Rae
Lokcup to start. Summer hits a knee then sends Brie into the corner face first. Summer pulls the hair and smashes Brie’s face into the corner again then tosses her down for a pin. It gets one. Whip. Brie with a crucifix pin for NO! Brie kicks the leg of Summer then tosses her into the corner. She kicks the abs with some Yes chants. Whip is short lived so Summer hits a kick to the face and a pin for two count. Summer with a cobra clutch like hold onto Brie. Brie with a right elbow and another into the gut, but Sumer drops Brie. Cover for one count. Summer locks the hold in again. Brie with an arm drag. They run at each other, and we get a double hair toss. Both girls down. Brie is up. She wants Brie Mode. She hits a hard one, knocks Summer down. Drops to her knees. She hit—nope, Summer reverses and gets a pin for a two count. Summer is pissed. She kicks Brie in the back then stomps the abs. Summer lifts Brie then whips her into the ropes, but it’s reversed. Brie sends her in the corner. She hops up to the 2nd rope, sells the abs, hits a dropkick then hits her finisher, the X-Factor. Pin for the victory!!
Winner: Brie Bella
Fourth In-Ring Segment:
Dean Ambrose is in the ring. He’s got a chair and a big bag. He pulls a dummy Seth Rollins out of the bag and sits it in the chair. Ambrose cuts a promo to the dummy. Ambrose takes one of the arms off and smacks him around with it. He pulls a large screwdriver out of the other bag and rams it down the dummy’s mouth. He’s got a hammer next and beats the dummy in the head with it. Ambrose says he “saw” something in his dream last night and pulls out a hand saw. Ambrose says he “saw” himself cutting Rollins’ testicles off but remembered he doesn’t have any anymore. Ambrose grabs a pair of tongs and grab the dummy’s crotch with it. Ambrose piledrives the dummy and we finally get some kind of pop. The music hits and out comes Rollins, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble to the stage.
Rollins says Ambrose finally found an opponent he can match up to intellectually. Rollins knocks Ambrose’s bad comedy. Ambrose throws the dummy arm up the ramp as fans chant “you sold out.” Rollins goes on and rips the local crowd, calling them trailer park trash and losers. Rollins approaches the ring and brags about being rich and famous. Rollins enters the ring and keeps talking until the music interrupts and out comes Mick Foley to a huge reaction.
Foley says he came by to visit an old fried and looks up at the Cell. Foley goes on and praises them both. Rollins rips Foley and says he has a half-working brain. Rollins also picks on Foley’s Santa Claus obsession. Foley gets loud now and talks about the Hell match with The Undertaker 18 years ago. Fans chant “thank you Foley.” Ambrose shows Foley respect but says he isn’t worried about what might happen in the Cell. Ambrose says people backstage don’t get him but Foley can probably look in his eyes and know he’s ready. Ambrose says Rollins will be waking up in a hospital bed Monday morning. Ambrose drops the mic. Rollins says they’re both crazy and out of their minds. Foley warns them about the Cell some more and gets a cheap pop from the Kansas City crowd. Foley ends it by telling them to have a nice day and leaves as his music plays. Ambrose throws his arms up to Rollins. Ambrose ends up tossing Rollins into the stooges on the floor.
Fifth Match: Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler
They go at it and Cesaro takes control early on. Ziggler ends up hitting a big dropkick. Cesaro goes to the apron but comes back in and Ziggler clotheslines him to the floor. Ziggler follows and throws Cesaro into the barrier. Ziggler brings it back in for a two count but Cesaro takes back control as we go to commercial. Back from the break and they’re going at it. Cesaro takes control and comes off the second rope with a big shot. Cesaro jumps off the rope again and nails an elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler finally counters with a big dropkick as Cesaro comes off the ropes again. Ziggler makes a big comeback and hits the splash in the corner. Ziggler with a neckbreaker as the fans pop. Ziggler drops a big elbow drop for another two count. Cesaro blocks the Fame-asser and they trade pins. Ziggler runs into an elbow. Cesaro goes for the double underhook but Ziggler counters and hits a facebuster for a two count. More back and forth. They trade counters and Cesaro drops Dolph with a big uppercut for the non-title win.
After the match, Cesaro nails the Neutralizer and leaves Ziggler laying.
Rollins, Orton and Kane are backstage arguing until Triple H walks in and shuts them up. He says Kane will be the general for their match tonight because Orton and Rollins can’t get along. Kane yells at them both to shut them up and says it’s time to handle business. Kane says it’s time to give Cena and Ambrose a taste of hell. They walk off.
We come back and Paul Heyman is announced for the Hell In a Cell Kickoff pre-show. Also, the pre-show will feature MizTV with The Miz and Damien Sandow.
Sixth Match: Three-On-Two Handicap Street Fight
John Cena & Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, Kane and Randy Orton
A big brawl starts the match. It comes down to Rollins and Ambrose going at it. Rollins stomps away in the corner. Ambrose turns it around and taunts Orton with Rollins in a submission. Ambrose with a big clothesline on Rollins. Ambrose knocks Kane off the apron and throws Rollins to the floor. Ambrose takes the announce table apart and brings Rollins on it but Orton and Kane make the save. Cena comes over to stop them but they beat on him. Ambrose nails an elbow off the announce table and everyone goes down. Ambrose brings a steel chair from under the ring. Ambrose brings the chair back in and works Rollins over with it. Fans chant for tables and Ambrose brings one from under the ring. Kane runs over and drops Ambrose on the flat table. Kane sends Cena into the steel steps and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins is in control of Ambrose. Orton and Rollins tag each other in and out and keep control of Ambrose. Rollins wastes time and shows off. Ambrose finally comes back and unloads on Orton. Orton runs into a big boot. Orton goes down after another shot and Ambrose finally tags Cena in. Cena unloads on Rollins with shoulders and the slam. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and nails it. Kane comes in and takes an Attitude Adjustment. Cena brings a table into the ring. Cena goes for an AA on Rollins through the table but it’s blocked. Rollins sends Cena into a chair that’s wedged into the corner and Cena hits it hard. Ambrose goes into the steel steps on the outside. Orton rams Ambrose into a piece of the stairs that Kane launches. Rollins keeps control of Cena and goes for a two count. The Authority continues to beat Cena up. Kane tosses him over the announce table and then whips him into the steps. Cena goes through a table in the corner next. Kane covers Cena but stops and kicks Ambrose off the apron. The Cell lowers down over the ring now as Cena unloads on Kane but Kane drops him. Ambrose slides under the Cell and tags in, leaping onto all three opponents.
Ambrose unloads and sends Rollins flying into the Cell with a kick. Ambrose beats Orton with a kendo stick now. Ambrose brings another chair in. Ambrose uses the chair to drop an elbow on Orton. Kane comes in for a chokeslam but Ambrose hits him with the chair. Orton gets sent to the floor, as does Rollins on top of Orton. Ambrose runs the ropes and takes out Rollins with a dive. Orton brings Ambrose back in the ring for a RKO but Cena goes for an AA. Kane stops it and chokeslams Cena. Ambrose hits Kane with Dirty Deeds. Orton uppercuts Ambrose and hits a RKO. Orton covers Ambrose for the win.After the match, Rollins nails a Curb Stomp on Orton. Rollins climbs to the top of the Cell and celebrates as RAW goes off the air.
Winner: Randy Orton, Seth Rollins and Kane
Josh’s Grade for WWE Monday Night Raw: 8.5/10
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