RAW Results 9/2/13 – Cody Is Future Endeavored

RAW Results September 2, 2013
From Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Heyman beat down his prodigal son, well the best in the world will respond. And after RAW went off the air Orton spray painted “NO!” on Bryan’s chest. How will Bryan react?

RAW Starts

In Ring Segment

The Shield outside the ring. Justin announces the COO of the WWE, Triple H who is in the ring.

Trip – I would like to introduce the face of a company. I would like to introduce to you the WWE Champion, The Viper, Randy Orton!

Orton slowly to the ring, hugging his belt. Cole talks about someone calling it the reign of terror by Trip. JBL calls it order, big difference. Orton poses in the ring with his belt.

Orton – As The face of the WWE, protecting the WWE is my job. I won’t let the image of the WWE be tarnished. If you disrespect me, you disrespect the WWE and must be dealt with.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Orton – Take Bryan for example.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Orton – Last week Bryan defaced my personal property. An Escalade Trip gave me. In turn, I had no choice but to deface Bryan.

Video of the end of Smackdown when The Shield help Bryan and Orton hit him. Then Orton kicked Bryan. Orton slammed Bryan down, then hit him again. Orton then called for The Shield to triple bomb Bryan. Then Orton sprayed the “NO!” on Bryan’s chest (sorry, thought it was after RAW).

Orton – Now everybody I’d like to take a page out of Bryan’s book and play an audience participation game. Should Bryan face me at NoC for the WWE Title?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Orton – “NO!” Does Bryan has the slightest chance in hell of beating me at NoC?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Orton – “NO!” Will Bryan ever amount to anything in the WWE?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Orton – Or will he always be a B+ player?

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Orton – Should Bryan give up his chance to face me at NoC?

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Orton – “YES!”

Trip – As COO I have a few different responsibilities. One of those is making sure we put out the best product each and every week. It’s what you all deserve, the best. The WWE has the most passionate and intense fans in the world. My other job is ensuring the health and well being of all Superstars and Divas. Lately, in the last few weeks I’ve worried about the health and welfare of Bryan. His ego gets him into situations like we just saw.

“What?”

Trip – And that’s a problem that all of you are not helping. I look around and see you all standing up and chanting “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Trip – That’s a problem because you’re causing Bryan to confuse popularity with what’s best for business. Popularity has nothing to do with what’s best for business. I’ll give you an example. Quite a few years ago there was a Superstar called Doink The Clown. Doink was wildly popular. They loved him, but there’s a big reason Doink was never WWE Champ, it would have been bad for business. Bryan will never be WWE Champ, that’s okay. Not saying he can’t reach for it, I could bring back the Cruiserweight Title, or the European Title, he could compete for any of those at any time. That’s a good little goal for Bryan.

Bryan’s music and out he comes to the stage. JBL, “Here comes the next Cruiserweight Champion.”

Bryan – You guys made a lot of really good points, and I’m thrilled to be compared to Doink.

“Daniel Bryan!”

Bryan – But I’m not sure there was ever a loud Doink chant in 1992, and the only clowns I see are in the ring now. I know you want me to give up my WWE Championship Match. Hunter, that makes sense for you, in the same way you gave up being a man. You cut your hair, put on that suit and became a corporate sellout. Randy, I know why you’d want me to give up, the way you gave up being in the WWE Title picture, until someone just handed it to you. So, let me see, should I give up my match at NoC?

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Bryan – I think the answer to that question is the same as to the question, is Orton more masculine than Stephanie McMahon? “NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Orton – How many times you need to get punched in the face RKOd, or triple bombed before you realize Bryan that there’s not a chance in hell you can win this fight.

Bryan – Randy, here’s the part you don’t understand, because no one ever told you that you can’t do something. I have been told my entire career the things I can’t do. I can’t do any better than high school gyms and flea markets. That I can’t get to the WWE. When I got here, I was told I couldn’t be a top guy because I was a good little hand. I was told I would never be World Champion. All those things I was told I couldn’t do made me who I am today. Made me know! Made me know I could do those things. I loved the fight, scraping, crawling and all the terrible things I had to do to get here and you will never understand it because you were given everything! So, do I think I can beat you for the WWE Championship? No, I know I can beat you for the WWE Championship. And Randy, deep down, you know it too. You too Hunter, or you wouldn’t put me in Gauntlet Matches, wouldn’t have to beat me down, you’d let me and Randy wrestle one on one. But you guys know what everyone here knows. Orton might have genetics of a Champion, Randy, you don’t have the heart of a Champion. You may walk around like a big dog, but you’re nothing more than Trip’s…

Trip – Hold on. Don’t get carried away there, angry little man. Why you so angry? Always so grumpy? Grumpy old troll. Let me tell you something. Your anger is one thing, but it’s misdirected. There’s one guy who you should be angry at, other than yourself. He happens to be 7′ tall, 500lbs, and he happens stand by, even though he has an iron clad contract, but stands by as you get beaten, and beaten, and beaten. That’s where your anger should be, not with us, but with Big Show. I’m going to let you take your anger out on Big Show tonight. In tonight’s main event, it will be Bryan one on one with Big Show.

Video

Heyman beating Punk last week.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Orton and Trip laughing about Bryan’s face seeing he was facing Big Show. Trip wanted to see Big Show’s face. They pass Cody, but then stop and talk to Cody, and asked about his Dad. Cody says the main event should be great if no one gets involved. Cody asks why Orton doesn’t want to face Bryan. He’s not afraid of Bryan. Bryan vs Orton is what’s best for business. Trip doesn’t like that Cody doesn’t decide that, he does. He can see how Cody is clouded on that, he has a wedding coming up, a lot on his mind. They discuss that they didn’t get invited, but Trip got him a match, tonight with Orton. Cody thanks them for the opportunity. Trip says if Cody doesn’t win, then he doubts Cody won’t be there very long, in fact he knows he won’t be there very long. Good luck, a lot counting on it.

Fandango vs Miz

SR out in light blue. Fandango joins her in swirls and fake fur. Miz out to face him, this week in his own ring gear. Video recap of Miz’s distractions last week with Rosa to cost Fandango his match last week.

Miz with blows on Fandango, then a huge hip toss, but Fandango with a back elbow. Fandango off the corner, but Miz catches him and sets up. Fandango out, but eats a low drop kick. Miz out and slams Fandango on the barricade. Fandango in, and SR about to slap Miz, but he spins her in, then away as she screams. Miz gets two, twice in the ring, then a headlock on fnoon the mat as SR acts all grossed out outside the ring. Fandango fights back by sending Miz into a corner. Miz whipped, floats over and hits a clothesline on Fandango. Miz stomps to get the fans clapping, hits a low big boot to a sitting Fandango for two.

Commercial

Fandango is dancing in the ring and Miz is down. Miz is whipped. King says Fandango has a broken nose, and they show video of the big boot. The doctor checked on Fandango and stopped the bleeding during the break. SR slaps Miz through the ropes. Fandango is whipped, but gets a foot up. Miz ends up grabbing the foot and slamming Fandango off the corner. Miz grabs Fandango’s foot, but kicked off. Miz then rushes Fandango, but ends up face in on the corner. Fandango over the top with a left leg drop to take Miz down. Fandango drags Miz into the center of the ring, but Miz reverses and locks in the fig 4! Fandango taps out.

Winner – Miz (8:16)

Fandango out holding his leg and nose on the floor.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Booker T – Can I talk to you.
Bryan – I have a lot on my mind.
Booker T – I need to talk to you. This is a fight you can’t win. You can’t go back to armories. You can have a great career and tons of money here. You might want to think about giving up that Title Match.
Bryan – Tell me you did not just say that! This isn’t about money, or about the Title. This is about my life.
Booker T – Wake up! You can get injured to end your career. These people power go beyond this arena. You need to tread lightly dog. (Bryan stomps off.)

Announce Segment

Cole talks about Punk and Heyman have gone through a bitter divorce that’s turned vicious. Video from last week when Punk faced Axel to get Heyman in the ring. Punk beat Axel, but then Punk was cuffed and Heyman beat Punk with a kendo stick while verbally berating him.

In Ring Segment

Ziggler to the ring.

Commercial

Ziggler vs Ryback

Ziggler didn’t know who he was facing, Maddox told him he had a match, then Ambrose attacks him from behind! Ziggler into the post shoulder first. Ambrose out of the ring, smiles, gets in Ziggler’s face and tells him to learn respect.

Ryback’s music hits and out he comes to face Ziggler! “Goldberg!” chants! Ziggler can’t get to his feet, but manages it.

Ziggler gets an elbow up, but then a lovely belly-to-belly from Ryback! Ryback with blows to the back of Ziggler’s head while on the mat. Ryback chokes Ziggler with a foot, until four, holding the ropes. Ziggler tossed, badly, across the ring by Ryback. Ryback slams Ziggler back to the mat over and over, then rips at Ziggler’s face in the ropes. Ryback stomps Ziggler, then taunts him. “You can’t wrestle!” chants for Ryback as he tosses Ziggler back. Ziggler tossed into a corner and crumbles. Ryback sets up Ziggler, rushes him, then eats a drop kick! Ziggler splashes Ryback, then on him with blows, but Ryback out with a meathook. Ryback pulls Ziggler up, then shellshocked.

Winner – Ryback (3:06)

Backstage Segment

Maddox in to Trip and Steph. He says Big Show is refusing to face Bryan. Steph wants to handle this. Maddox tells her where Big Show’s locker room is. Steph says it won’t be a private conversation. “Not how I roll.”

Video

Los Matadores.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Steph to the ring. She’s in a pantsuit, but the pants are cut much slimmer than when she was a face.

Steph – At this time I’d like to introduce someone who helped me out when I was younger. I grew up backstage at these arenas, and I had someone help teach my life lessons. My giant, Big Show.

Big Show to the ring. They hug.

Steph – I just heard you don’t want to face Bryan tonight. You taught me a long time ago that it’s okay not to do things, as long as you’re willing to pay the price. I’m out here to tell you what that price is. When you look at me, you’re looking in the eyes of your 12 year old friend, the little girl you used to help out. I’m going to cut to the chase because I can see you want to go there. (Big Show looks about to cry, and shaking his head.) Big Show, I know that you are broke. Flat out broke. You made bad investments, gave money to friends and family. The strip mall went belly up. You have nothing right now, and there’s public records on that. (Big Show is blubbering.) I need to talk to you, your iron clad contract, you know that if you don’t perform, you’re in breach and don’t see a dime. And longevity wise, how much longer do you have a career here? How much longer can your body keep this up. What are your other alternatives? There aren’t many 7′ 500lbs leading men in Hollywood. What are you going to be, the World’s Largest Gas Station Attendant. It pains me, but think of your family. You’re giving this all up because you won’t compete in one match. I have to go there, your biggest fear. Giants don’t medically live as long as other people. This is about your family, and that’s why you will face Bryan tonight. Big Show, I’m sorry you’re hurting, but the only person hurting more than you right now, is me. (Steph hugs him to huge heat. Steph leaves the ring. Big Show’s bottom lip quivers. The camera zooms in on Big Show’s face.)

Commercial

Backstage Segment

During the commercial – Big Show backstage started throwing things. A chair, cheap laptop, cheap computer, table, then beat something with a pole.

Announce Segment

King is online with the App, so Cole pushes it, showing us how to install it on the iPhone, because we don’t understand how these things work. Oh, then on Android!

3MB vs Prime Time Players

3MB are coming to the ring – bottom of the ramp, didn’t get a full entrance. Prime Time Players come out to face them. Fans are in arms swaying like Prime Time Players – quite a lot of them!

Slater extends his hand, O’Neil just stares. Slater ducks O’Neil and hits him, then mocks him. Slater does it again, but is then tossed in the face corner and stomped. O’Neil with the whistle as he stomps this time. The ref backs him off. Young tags in and they double shoulder block Slater for two. Young backed into the heel corner and Mahal tags in. Shoulder block drops Young. Mahal runs the ropes into Young’s elbow, then slammed for two. Young whipped, but gets a foot up. Young sits up top, but Mahal flips his foot out and Young bounces off the top badly before hitting the mat. Slater tags in and stomps Young for two.

Chinlock on Young on the mat, but the fans behind him. Young up with elbows, then takes a neck breaker for two. Mahal tags in and stomps Young, then drops knees, using the ropes for height. King talks about the one year anniversary of his bad time in Canada, and the other two asked if he was going to make the trip. Chinlock on Young on the mat. Young head butts free, then hits a sick belly-to-belly on Slater! O’Neil is able to tag in with shoulder blocks on Mahal who tags in. Mahal tossed over his head. JBL talks about how O’Neil doesn’t know how great he can be. O’Neil pins Mahal, but Slater breaks it. Young in. They both end up back outside and O’Neil with his bomb on Mahal for three.

Winners – Prime Time Players (5:29)

Prime Time Players dance in the ring to celebrate.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Maddox on his cell. Heyman in and tells Maddox to call him back.
Heyman – How you doing? I’m not doing well because of you.
Maddox – I don’t know…
Heyman – You put my fate in the hands of the ‘Universe’ for Punk to get his hands on me. You know what would happen if Punk got his hands on me? You’d never see Heyman again. Now at NoC you guarantee that Punk will get his hands on me. I gets a beating by Punk. Maddox, is that what’s best for business?
Trip – Heyman, what’s best for business? Brad, leave us. I approved that match, don’t you Paul?
Heyman – You? May I respectfully inquire why you’d do such a thing?
Trip – You’re probably thinking it has to do with our sordid past, but it doesn’t. I’ve watched for years in awe as you’ve weaseled your way out of precarious positions, and this match pretty much guarantees that you can’t weasel your way out. Maybe you do what I think is unthinkable, maybe you will weasel your way out of it, and if you do, mazel tov. I’ll be watching with a big smile. Maybe this match guarantees that Punk gives you the beating you so richly deserve, I win. Paul, isn’t that what’s best for business?

Video

Bray Wyatt – Icarus was warned to not let his wings get too close to the sun, but pride lets men do foolish things. As he gets too close to the sun, his wings melted and he falls to the ocean to never be seen again. Where’s Kane? I warned Kane, the fire he thinks is his friend, will ultimately be his ending. When Kane let his pride cloud his common sense, that’s when I knew he was mine. Like a lamb led to slaughter. Oh where, oh where has my monster gone. Oh where, oh where… Kane made his bed, and now he’s burning in it. Hahahaha! Where’s Kane? Hahahahahaha!

In Ring Segment

Cody to the ring. Cody Tweeted that he’s ready for the fight of his life. Cody poses, then drops off the corner and seems to either think, or pray.

Commercial

Cody Rhodes vs Randy Orton

Cody is still in the ring looking contemplative. Orton to the ring to face him.

They lock up. Cody backed into a corner. They muscle around, then Orton with big elbows to Cody head. Out of the corner and Cody is all over Orton with blows, backs Orton into a corner with kicks. Orton whipped, but comes out with a big clothesline. Cody hung up top across the gut, then tossed from the ring. Cody blocks before hitting the stairs and sends Orton into the stairs. Into the ring and Cody gets two on Orton, twice. A back chinlock on Orton. Orton muscles out of the hold and on Cody with blows, but then eats a drop kick for two.

Cody with blows on Orton in a corner. Orton shakes his head to clear his thoughts, but then whips Cody. Cody comes out with a clothesline on Orton for two. Orton choked in the ropes and rakes Orton’s face. Orton comes back with an attack of his own for two, then forearms over Cody’s shoulder. Orton stomps Cody. Cody pulled up and kicked across the chest, then placed in the corner to take more blows. Cody reverses a whip, but then plants Orton on the mat. Cody on Orton with blows in a corner – only nine – before Orton ducks out, attacks Cody and hits a neck breaker on Cody. Cody rolls out of the ring.

Commercial

Cody on Orton with blows to the gut, and kicks against the barricade. Back in, but Orton rolls out the other side of the ring to regroup. Cody out, but Orton on him, sending Cody back first to the top of the barricade. More blows to Cody, then he’s rolled in and Orton gets two for it. Blows on Cody on the mat, then a knee drop to Cody’s head for two. Chinlock on Cody on the mat. Cole and King continue to talk about family histories for Cody and Orton. Backstage the Superstars are surrounding the monitor watching this match. Cody up to his feet and elbows free. Cody whipped, but gets his feet up. Clothesline, then high elbow to Orton. Orton telegraphs and eats an upper cut. Cody with a lovely slingshot drop kick for a long two. JBL, “Legends are created in moments like this.”

Orton ducks one disaster kick, but eats the second. Cody pins for two. “Cody Rhodes!” chants fill the arena. Cody up, facing out, but Orton side steps the moonsault. Orton pins for two and Orton is shocked. Orton pulls Cody up, puts him through the ropes, hits his ‘vintage’ DDT. The fans are wild in the arena, including the skinny guy in the front row dressed like Dusty in black and yellow. Orton beats the mat. Cody up, Orton sets up, but Cody reverses into cross Rhodes! Orton kicks out after two!

Orton rolls out, Cody hung up top. Cody pushes out of the RKO, but can’t get anywhere. Orton ducks the disaster kick, then hits his RKO for three as Cole is yelling for Cody to kick out.

Winner – Orton (13:50)

Recap of the MANY high points of this match. Orton up the ramp, strap in hand. He poses on the stage, belt high, eyes closed. Trip out and slaps Orton on the gut. Orton leaves.

Trip – Let’s head it for Cody Rhodes. I’ve got to admit Cody, you went all in, fought like your life was on the line. You fought with heart, from the bottom of my heart, you have no idea how much I respect you. This is business, and in business we need winners. So I can’t let my personal feelings cloud my judgment. Cody, it’s with deep regret that I have to tell you, you’re fired.

Cody drops to his bum on the mat looking crushed. Cody looks around and the, “Thank you Cody!” chants start. Cody limps over, rolls from the ring, then limps along holding the apron. His mouth is hanging open in shock. “Cody Rhodes!” chants. Cody continues up the ramp, limping, but then sucks it up and closes his mouth before stomping up the ramp.

Commercial

Announce Segment

Cole talks about Cody losing his match and getting fired by Trip. King talks about the match of his life. JBL says it doesn’t matter. Cole talks about it being a gross misuse of power by Trip. JBL says it’s business.

In Ring Segment

Punk’s music and he comes walking out in ring gear and his dark hoodie, dragging a kendo stick behind him. “CM Punk!” chants.

Punk – I promise. Those are two words that don’t mean a whole lot to a lot of things, but to me they do. I haven’t used those words to you, to anyone in the back. I promise, no more empty threats, hell, no more talking, I’m having a hard time coming up with what I’m supposed to say next. Did you see what was done to me with this same stick. What’s left to say? Everything I’ve wanted to say, you’ve heard. Everything Heyman’s said, you’ve heard. Here I am, clearly dressed, ready to compete, but wrestling is the furthest thing form my mind. After what happened to me last week, I wanna fight! (pop) I wanna fight Heyman. If I have to fight Axel to get a shot at Heyman, I’m gonna do it. I’d invite them out now, but I know they wouldn’t come. It’s okay, in 13 days, I’ve got them both. After what they did to me last week, I’m in such a dark place, I wouldn’t even want to fight me right now. So I’m out here no to say anything to Heyman, not to convince anyone of the Biblical ass beating that will go down at NoC. I’m here to say something to you, everyone in the front row, the cheap seats, live here in Iowa. I’m gonna say something to my friends and family at home. Everyone who bought my shirt, and every kid who made a sign to support me!

“CM Punk!”

Punk – 13 days. 13 days at NoC I guarantee I will get past Axel. Then, I guarantee I’m going to get my hands on Heyman. You order NoC, you will see a side of Punk you’ve never seen before. I’m not sure it’s a side you want to see. I know I can live with it, but honestly, there’s a lot of people out there who will be uncomfortable with what happens to Heyman at NoC.i know Heyman’s not going to like it. Last week he said I broke his heart. At NoC, I’m gonna break his face. (pop) I promise. (Punk drops the mic and chokes up on the kendo stick, then grins.)

Recap of the abuse of Punk at the hands of Heyman last week. Mostly the same video that they showed earlier in the night.

Punk is still in the ring choking up on the kendo stick and watching the tron.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Bryan – Can I help you with something.
Big Show – I need to tell you, I didn’t want this tonight, but I’m under a lot of pressure.
Bryan – Big Show, with all due respect, doesn’t matter to me at all. I always do what I have to do, regardless of what Trip puts in my way. Whether it’s The Shield, Orton, or a giant.
Big Show – Daniel, didn’t you see what happened to Cody Rhodes tonight? This is getting very real. I’m, I can’t let our friendship or what’s happening to you dictate what’s going to happen to my family. I’m in a no win situation. You understand Daniel?
Bryan – You are in a no win situation, because I’m going to beat you, just like I did for my first World Championship.

WWE Rewind

AJ’s pipebomb from last week.

#1 Contendership Match – Natalya vs Naomi vs Brie

The three Divas are in the ring ready, then AJ’s music hits and she skips down to announce.

Brie kicks Natalya, Naomi takes Brie down. Natalya rolls up Naomi. Natalya eats corner and Brie rolls up Naomi. AJ says none of them are capable of deserving of her Title. Brie with a running knee to Natalya. Brie rushes Naomi on the apron, but Naomi jump splits over Brie, then bum slams down on Brie. Brie is tossed out by Natalya and she locks on the sharpshooter. Naomi free and Brie back into the ring. AJ rushes the ring and an all out brawl ensues.

N/A (1:58)

Natalya holds AJ’s top half down and the other two beat on her. Brie leaves the ring with her lipstick smeared. Natalya leaves. Dactyls and JoJo leave together. They look back at AJ in a heap on the mat.

Commercial

Video

Los Matadores – Again!

Sandow vs RVD

Sandow in the ring waiting. Ricardo comes out to announce RVD, sans jacket this week. RVD out in black and white this week.

RVD behind Sandow. RVD backed into a corner, stomped. RVD whipped, but flip kicks Sandow from the ring. RVD whipped, but moves and ducks Sandow, but then powerbombed to the mat. Sandow only gets two for it. Sandow telegraphs, and is kicked for it. “RVD!” chants as RVD takes a high knee for two. An arm and chin hold on RVD on the mat. RVD up, elbows free, but slammed back by his hair. Sandow stomps RVD, then chokes him with a foot, and using the ropes. RVD blocks eating the corner, then slingshots a back kick at Sandow.

ADR’s music and he comes out in a pale suit. Sandow attacks RVD from behind, knocking him from the ring.

Commercial

Chinlock on RVD on the mat, with Ricardo and the fans behind him. Back suplex on RVD for two. The chinlock is back on RVD as Sandow yells at him. “RVD!” chants. RVD up, but takes a headbutt. RVD whipped, tries to float over, but Sandow isn’t there. Sandow slams him down for two. Huge back kick from RVD knocks Sandow to the mat. RVD with blows and kicks, but Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and his elbow of disdain for two. Sandow pins again, but only for two.

Double chicken wing on the mat through “RVD!” chants. RVD tripped into the ropes, then Sandow lands on the back of RVD’s neck for two. Swinging neck breaker on RVD for two. Announce discuss that Sandow doesn’t have to cuff his case any longer. Small package on Sandow for two. RVD on Sandow with kicks, then rolling thunder. Sandow pulls RVD down for two, then sends RVD out. RVD hangs on and hangs Sandow up top. RVD up and hits his 5 star frog splash, hurts himself, then pins Sandow for three.

Winner – RVD (10:17)

ADR is seething on the stage. Recap of RVD’s 5 star frog splash. Ricardo is in the ring pointing and motioning at ADR with RVD.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Brie, Natalya and Naomi in arguing with Steph. Steph decided on a Fatal 4 Way Match at NoC.

Video

Recap of Cody Rhodes losing to Orton, then getting fired by Trip.

Backstage Segment

Cody is getting escorted out by security. Josh stops him and it looks as though Cody is going to deck him!
Josh – Any parting words for the WWE ‘Universe’?
Cody – Orton beat me, he was the better man, it happens. It was that damn stip! I lose I’m fired. I shouldn’t be surprised, they’ve hated Rhodes for two decades. My father a HOFer, and they put him in polka dots and make him dance. My brother second generation stud, the natural, and I loved him, and they put him in gold paint and he’s never been the same. Me, I have a wife to provide for now Josh.
Josh – You’re getting married soon. Have you spoken to her, do you have anything to say.
Cody just glares before stomping off and out.

Stage Segment

The Divas and Superstars out to the stage to watch the main event.

Commercial

Bryan vs Big Show

Bryan through the throng glaring, then to the ring to “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans. Posing on a corner he makes the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” louder by simply pointing into the air. Big Show stops and looks at the guys before heading to the ring. He looks worn out already. His eyes are weary and drawn. Video recap of Bryan getting beaten down on Smackdown with Big Show ringside. Big Show entered the ring to protect Bryan, but then Trip out yelled at Big Show to leave the ring and go. Then Orton came out and beat Bryan down as Big Show left, head hung low. Big Show, off mic, don’t make me do this. You can leave.

Bryan rushes Big Show, but pushed off. Big Show tells him not to. Bryan rushes Big Show. Big Show grabs Bryan and tells him not to make him do this, it won’t end well. Stop this, I’m trying to help you. Bryan back in with kicks on Big Show, taking him down, then keeping him down with kicks. Bryan pins, but is tossed far away. Bryan with running drop kicks on Big Show, but the third Big Show puts a foot out for Bryan to eat. Chops to Bryan, then he’s tossed down. Big Show slams Bryan to the mat. “You see what you made me do! I don’t want to hurt you! It’s no my idea!”

Bryan struggles up, then on Big Show with more kicks to his knee, but then runs into a big shoulder. “Stop fighting! I’m being forced to do this. Don’t make me hurt you, please!” Bryan on Big Show and tossed off. Big Show with a big blow to Bryan’s gut. Bryan whipped, then back splashed. Bryan comes back with a big drop kick to Big Show taking him down. Bryan with his “YES!” kicks to a kneeling Big Show. Big Show blocks the last one, but then Bryan takes Big Show down and hits a DDT for two.

Bryan climbs. Bryan flies, but right into a spear. Big Show is still yelling that Bryan made him do this. Big Show has his fist ready, but then “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants from the fans. Big Show over the top rope to the apron, but Trip’s music hits.

Trip – Show, get back in that ring and finish it.
Big Show – No.
Trip – Get back in that ring and finish it.

Big Show starts to leave,but The Shield attacks Bryan. Big Show back into the ring.
Trip – Don’t make me do this. Think about your family. Do what’s right for you. Big Show, do what’s right for you. Paul, you know I don’t want to do this.

Trip motions for The Shield to triple bomb Bryan in front of Big Show. Big Show’s head drops to the corner, he’s in tears. Big Show is bawling.

Trip – Show, turn around and look at me. Turn around. You’re going to ball up that fist, do it for your family. Ball it up real tight and hit Bryan.

Big Show balls up his fist, but then yells no at Trip and leaves the ring. “Please, just leave me alone!”

Steph’s music hits. She comes out to the ramp, then down to Big Show. Big Show is bawling.

Steph (off mic) – Think about your family. They’re relying on you. Think about them, this is your last chance.

Steph and Big Show walk to the ring together as she says all this to him. Big Show into the ring.

Trip – Like I was saying, ball up that fist and knock out Bryan.

Big Show balls up his fist, then steps as if to hit Trip. Steph steps between them, stops Big Show, then talks to him. Big Show turns away, then he turns back and punches out Bryan. Big Show on his knees, leaning on the ropes, crying. Trip tells Big Show, off mic, that he did the right thing. Steph tells Big Show that he’s still her friend.

“You sold out!” chants from the fans.

Orton’s music and he comes out, walks between Steph and Big Show, heading for the ring. Big Show is still bawling like a child. Orton slowly stalks to the ring.

Video recap of Big Show’s WMD on Bryan – a couple times.

Orton slides into the ring, stares at Bryan crumbled on the mat. Orton rolls Bryan onto his back. Trip, Steph, Big Show and The Shield on the stage watch as Orton stares down at Bryan. Orton to his feet, puts a foot on Bryan’s chest and poses with the strap held high in one hand.

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  • CJ Blaze

    I’m hoping WWE announces 1 to 2 matches tonight for Night of Champions. I hate when they wait till a week before to fill out the undercard.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed CJ, a rushed card is never a quality card.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and there is a great show lined up for you tonight! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. After weeks of brutal assaults at the hands of the Corporate Champion Randy Orton and The Shield, what will Daniel Bryan do to get an upper hand on the people making his life miserable?

    2. CM Punk was also the recipient of a nasty beating last week, as Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel handcuffed Punk’s hands behind his back and wailed on him repeatedly with a Singapore Cane! (Yes, technically a kendo stick, but ECDUB!) Will the Second City Saint have his vengeance?

    3. AJ Lee shocked the world and the Divas Division when she dropped a huge Pipebomb directed at the entire women’s locker room! With it now being her vs. the rest of the Divas, what will we see her do next?

    4. The Wyatt Family was conspicuously absent last week. While we learned the origins of Sister Abigail, we still do not know what they have done with the Big Red Monster, Kane. Will we find out tonight?

    5. Speaking of being absent, The McMahons were absent last week! What kinds of fuel will VKM and Steph add to the fire?

    All of this and more will happen tonight! What are you looking forward to?

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    Hi everyone! I spent the weekend in the woods and back for RAW, so please bear with any possible craziness I might throw at you. I have to admit that I haven’t watched SD yet, so I have no clue what I might have missed! Going into RAW blind this week!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I will be in and out most likely tonight. I caught a sinus bug over the weekend, and it has me on the brink of tapping out already.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Get better Jesse!

    • Xavier

      I’ll be MIA tonight as well, I’m in Cali visiting family & friends

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Have fun Xavier!

  • Gesus Oliver

    After what I thought was a solid raw last week, I wonder what tonight will bring. two weeks until NoC right?

    • Robbie

      You hated it.

      • Gesus Oliver

        no, Raw last week was fantastic and solid. The raw the week before (the one after summerslam) was terrible.

        • Robbie

          Not what you said to me.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *coughs on Robbie*

          • Robbie

            Botched.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Jesse coughs on robbie, it was supper effective.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I was probably lying to you. It happens a lot.

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            Screwing with Robbie isn’t a new game, but you weren’t supposed to tell him!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So Orton/HHH/The Shield are turning into the NWO… That’s really the way to take it! *sarcasm*

    • Gesus Oliver

      Still better than anything TNA is doing.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        I dare you to say that to Alex!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That makes 2 of us!

  • Danny Philippi

    Good evening. Hope everyone had a nice three-day weekend. Now it is the first RAW in September and the last before Monday Night Football. So my prediction is that the creative is going all out tonight. Hope the crowd is mentally prepared in Iowa.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I hope so to. WWE needs a great lead in for the NFL season.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      Danny! I think you’re right about creative. They need to give us a great show tonight if they have any hope of carrying any fans into the NFL season.

  • The Breaker

    I want a little story progression tonight. While the recent programming has been good, I think Creative has been stalling a tiny bit. Hopefully that’s not actually the case and it’ll be a slow burn!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Evening Everybody. I have high hopes for Raw tonight. I hope creative does not disappoint. I hope everybody enjoys Raw

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    That last shot of Orty looking into the camera before the music started – he was backlit and all I saw was penis outline.

    • Robbie

      xD

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        Sorry guys, but that was a bad angle to show Orty from. I can’t believe they didn’t catch how horrible that shot was!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      EWWWWWWWWW!

    • Gesus Oliver

      So you saw his coiled viper?

      • Robbie

        I’ll give you that xD

  • The Breaker

    So we will be hearing the phrase “best for business” within the first 20 minutes tonight…

  • Robbie

    I like that HHH is using his King of Kings music more!

  • savokes

    Your favorite “20 min man” Jesse

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Thank the overlords he can’t last longer!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    20 Minutes on the clock starting now!

  • Scooter

    Damn are we really gonna start with another 20 min HHH promo?

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    meant to share before but I put together an NFL Weekly Pick’Em group for all Wrestling News World fans/readers. Free to join, no prize just fun competition.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy
    • Hayden Tyler

      what

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        read the comment below

  • Danny Philippi

    Is this a replay of last week’s RAW or are they using the same script?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I can understand what they are trying to do with Bryan and the New Corporation but I do hope Daniel gets one over on The Corporation either tonight or on Smack Down

  • The Breaker

    So is this Triple H’s revenge on the locker room for the vote of no confidence?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’d make a lot of sense, but creative forgets anything over 6 months old.

      • The Breaker

        Try three weeks! (See: Big Show’s ironclad contract)

        • David

          I was going to say the same thing.

  • Cubed56

    After a couple weeks of absence, I would like to announce im back! I missed your ugly mugs gentlemen and ladies.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Missed you too Cubed.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    You know, if he wanted to deface Daniel’s property, he could have crapped in his bag.

    • Cubed56

      thought the same thing.

    • savokes

      ZING!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Umm, it’s already an official match Orton! You can’t say he doesn’t deserve it when he was the champion you beat.

    • The Breaker

      I had the same thought.

  • Danny Philippi

    Triple H talks about ego without a mirror. Color me shocked!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HHH is talking about ego? He has the biggest one the industry has ever seen!

  • Gesus Oliver

    not exactly sure how I feel about WWE progressing story lines via smack down. It’s a smart move but now I have to watch smack down.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You should already be watching it!

  • Hayden Tyler

    oh dont bring up matt borne

  • savokes

    bad form? Didn’t Doink just pass away…

    • Hayden Tyler

      yea

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Very bad form in my eyes!

      • Hayden Tyler

        same here

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Poor taste.

  • Gesus Oliver

    DOINK DOINK DOINK!

    • David

      The Heel Doink would have a made a good WWE Champion, one of the most underrated Heels in WWE history.

  • The Breaker

    “Popularity has nothing to do with what is best for business.”

    Sure, Triple H. Ignore one of the major philosophies in pro wrestling.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    he already was wwe champion….

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    wwe**

  • Cubed56

    While im happy with the orton heel turn finally being here, and excited about the current storyline they are running with, im not excited about this heel version of orton. I really hope eventually he reverts back to the sadistic, loose cannon, legend killing orton.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    See. two ideas posed by HHH that didn’t suck, if they didn’t already mismanage the lower tier titles.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Ooh Burned

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    heel orton isn’t bald enough….

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    Oh boy! Danny going to get another beating.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This has to be the week Bryan turns it around. I see The Shield getting destroyed in the back.

      • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

        Maybe Big show will help him tonight.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bryan burning Orton! Love it!

  • Danny Philippi

    Fixed shoots always come up forced.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love the fact that WWE is letting Bryan use the forbidden W-word!

  • Seth Iser

    The better promos seem closer to the heart. Enjoyed the Bryan promo.

  • savokes

    THEY SAID IT!! IRON CLAD

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      I’m stunned

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s a miracle!

  • The Breaker

    Bryan vs Big Show? NO! NO!! NO!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    First Disney references, now a Dora reference! You can tell he watches the shows with his kids!

  • Hayden Tyler

    wow king of kings is playing now

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s been using it the last few weeks.

      • Hayden Tyler

        tonights the first i realized

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Ok Trip, we know how tall and fat Big Show is….

  • Danny Philippi

    Thank you Michael Cole for stated the obvious.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Does Cole know how to do anything else? #MagicHeadsets

  • Cubed56

    this match will work out in favor of bryan, unless there is a swerve where show joins the corporation

  • BrooksOglesby

    Here’s to hoping we get some backstage segments referencing the previous issues between Big Show and Bryan. This is a situation where acknowledging continuity would add to an angle.

    Speaking of continuity, I liked Bryan accusing Orton of having no heart, similar to what Michael Cole accused Bryan of on NXT.

  • The Breaker

    They should leave some more space between the segments featuring the Bryan and CM Punk angles.

    • Danny Philippi

      Might be because Bryan and Punk could end up being partners down the road.

      • The Breaker

        I could see that happening eventually.

  • The Breaker

    Cody’s asking for a beating…

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Rhodes and Orton are gonna steal the show

  • Cubed56

    nice to see cody involved in a major storyline.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton could be a fantastic match! Cody is a show stealer! Wait, his job is on the line?! NO! NO! NO!

    • Hayden Tyler

      i beat this is a way he is being wrote of the show

    • Cubed56

      cody will win with help of bryan or show

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    well hello Mrs. Fandango

  • Gesus Oliver

    I could see a screwy ending. Nice to see when one legacy member leaves a door opens for the other. Part of me hopes Orton suggested this for Rhodes.

  • savokes

    Scenario…Show turns on Bryan tonight and gives him a huge chokeslam when everyone thinks he’s going to help when the Shield attacks, and joins “The Corporation”…Kane joins the Wyatt Family and down the line, with his ties to Bryan, convinces them to align with Bryan thus having the size to combat Show in Kane, and slowly getting the Wyatt Family into a feud with the Shield…just a thought

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love Summer’s dress this week! it is gorgeous!

    • Robbie

      Errr dude…

  • BrooksOglesby

    Good! An angle that’ll help Cody Rhodes get over as a face. I know you can’t push everyone at once, but you can’t turn Rhodes without giving fans a reason to cheer him. The issue with Damien was fine, but the face justification was flimsy, and I hope they use tonight as a way to solidify Rhodes as a guy that fans should be cheering for.

    • Stuart J Mills

      Well. It WAS a good angle for Cody haha. Will be interesting to see what comes of this!

    • Gary Robert

      Well they were cheering. Place was up when he hit Crossroads and had a “Co-Dy Rhodes” chant going in the arena.

  • Danny Philippi

    It is laughable that The Miz with all the background he has with Orton when Miz was WWE Champion is stuck wrestling Fandango that has, what, five months ring time.

  • The Breaker

    I can’t buy into The Miz as a babyface.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Fandango’s getting checked out by a doctor over on the app.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Great, a second injury in 3 months. Fandango’s stock just hit the bottom.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    bleeding a lot

  • monty

    Finally they say about big show’s contract what we were saying last week

    orton remains the champ and we have a classic 5 on 5 survivor series match

    DB,Show,ziggler,henry and a 5th member
    orton,Sheld and maybe HHH?

    • Avalanchian

      Could be Cody Rhodes with DB now. If it were to happen.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    looks like he broke his nose

    • monty

      damn

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    they’re continuing the match

  • The Breaker

    Fandango doesn’t wan’t to get killed like Sin Cara was.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Good, show some fortitude! That’s what WWE needs more of!

  • Danny Philippi

    Referee wearing latex gloves.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Great, so Miz hits a stiff shot again. I swear, he needs to be more careful.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      it was his foot too, a lot more dangerous.

  • Seth Iser

    Let’s follow up a stiff shot with the ugliest looking figure four I’ve seen since Sandman tried to do one drunk. Not a good day in the office for him at all.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That was easily the ugliest one since shortly after he started using it.

  • The Breaker

    Despite the broken nose, Fandango probably looked better than The Miz in that match. And that over the turnbuckle leg drop was pretty cool.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Fandango continues to impress me

  • Cubed56

    with a heyman and punks angle up next, what does everyone think about the names being thrown around as the “new” heyman guy.

    • savokes

      NO NO NO Ryback…I’d rather see someone like Big E Lanston…much better worker and needs lots of Heyman help on the mic

    • savokes

      *Langston

      • Cubed56

        I like Langston, but im not so sure hes ready for that.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    WWE App update: Maddox just put Ziggler in a match again “a mystery opponent”

    • Danny Philippi

      I hope it is not Big E Langston. That would be match #5 for them in the last month. And it doesn’t progress them either because AJ is focused on the Diva’s title.

  • savokes

    Sin Cara–Broke a few fingers and stops the match
    Fandango–Gets nose broken and finishes the match even when he’s the one going to lose…respect

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      Well I don’t think they were gonna put Sin Cara over Del Rio…..

  • Danny Philippi

    With all the fuzz over the Fandango/Miz match, I at least was watching those two work out there. It is a lost art to perform in the first match after two long promos to keep the audience glued in their seats.

  • Hayden Tyler

    dang i missed the broken nose

  • The Breaker

    Bryan using Booker’s own line against him!

  • Hayden Tyler

    you cant say a booker t line on booker

  • Cubed56

    here comes the start of the booker t heel turn.

  • The Breaker

    If you’re looking at the current roster, the only candidates I see for a new Heyman Guy are Ryback and Big E Langston.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      NXT: Corey Graves

      • The Breaker

        That’s why I added “current roster”. ;)

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Leo Kruger or possibly Kassius Ohno (if he is out of the doghouse atm)

    • Cubed56

      I think of current roster members the obvious and most in need of being a heyman guy is ryback

      • The Breaker

        And his new “bully” gimmick blends in well with how Heyman is treating Punk!

  • Seth Iser

    There’s some things you can be taught on the mic…but Paul is just next level with things that you can’t really teach sometimes. Even if it’s a recap…my God.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      That’s the point of pairing them up ON-AIR, so Heyman does the talking

    • Danny Philippi

      Paul Heyman is as old school as it can possibly get and he learned it from watching the wrestling that if they was one bad night, it took three nights to make up for it.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Love Him or Hate Him you got to respect the genius of Paul Heyman

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Roses are red
    Violence brings pain
    Heyman beat Punk
    With a Singapore Cane!

    • Hayden Tyler

      Thats so full of love. lol

  • The Breaker

    I actually think Ziggler can work as a babyface. Just have to give it time.

  • K!NG

    wow listen to that pop for Ziggler

  • savokes

    I feel like all I’ve seen so far was 20 min of Orton/HHH, commercials and a recap of the Heyman/Punk/Axel angle from last week…and the hours almost up

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      Feels like Trip got his 20 minute promos back. Once or twice is fine, but I’m already starting to get annoyed – and Trip barely spoke. Only savior there was Bryan, but I worry that Trip is going about heat the wrong way – again!

      • savokes

        Couldn’t have said it better myself Kendra…But If they take HHH’s 20 min promos away, Jesse might cry haha ;)

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          I won’t! I loath writing those segments!

      • Gesus Oliver

        I agree.

  • The Breaker

    At NoC I think we’ll be getting Ambrose vs Ziggler for the US Title.

    • David

      US title is a step down for Ziggler, but I’m all for a Ziggler vs. Ambrose feud.

      • The Breaker

        They can put on a string of great matches and elevate the title through WRESTLING!

  • Gesus Oliver

    This is an interesting development.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    What the?

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Ryback finally in a match on raw

    • savokes

      Yea, but after Ziggler just got ambushed and all Ryback has been doing is bullying that guy backstage…that’s just messed up haha

  • The Breaker

    Ryback is joining the Corporate stable? He did face Bryan again on SD… but they could just be having him float around. I just want him to finally have some sort of direction.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Goldberg chants are outrageous

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’m out everyone. I’m tapping to the Sinus monster.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      you will be missed

    • Gesus Oliver

      *YOU TAPPED OUT YOU TAPPED OUT*

      • Gesus Oliver

        Get better man.

  • K!NG

    Still dont get the goldberg chants… ive never seen ryback even do one thing goldberg does…. plus goldberg looks like he ripped of steve austins look… bald head goatee black trunks

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      that’s why Goldberg had problems with stone cold chants

  • Scooter

    Is that supposed to be Rybacks impression of the McMahon strut? What a tool!

  • Gesus Oliver

    This has been a good raw so far. A lot of interesting twists and developments.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    pretty good match from Ryback

  • David

    That ring gear Ryback’s wearing makes me think of Roddy Piper when he had that match against Bad News Brown.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      makes me think of oreos…..

  • Cubed56

    and ziggler is realizing where running his mouth gets him.

  • The Breaker

    And Ziggler continues his stay in the doghouse…

  • Danny Philippi

    And with that loss, Zigs is still winless since Summerslam.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      not true

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Man if Ziggler has to job to Ryback then he really must be in the doghouse

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    OLE!

  • Seth Iser

    Get the feeling it’ll be more tyranical heelness before the night is over.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      Of course, it’s the direction they’re going right now. Better than being wishy-washy!

  • The Breaker

    This should be interesting.

  • Gesus Oliver

    How do you think this Iron Clad contract storyline will play out?

  • Gesus Oliver

    Rare appearance from the million dollar princess!

  • Danny Philippi

    Here comes buzzkill. All serious though, Stephanie needs to get better theme song.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Still not worse than Shane! MONEY! MONEY MONEY MONEY!

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        Shane o’Mac had the best theme song!

        • Gesus Oliver

          only thing worse than his theme was the “dance” thing he did. I love watching his match at KotR with Kurt.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            we must be way different people. the dance was the best part!!

  • Danny Philippi

    I thought she was around backstage when Andre was still alive. Oh please stop it JBL you Texas buffoon.

  • The Breaker

    So Big Show comes off as even more of a pushover with the ironclad contract being brought back up.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    what is this garbage….

    • Gesus Oliver

      Big Shows because you know he’s broke!

  • The Breaker

    I guess ironclad contracts aren’t all that lucrative…

  • K!NG

    rehashing the hbk/jbl story line

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Stephanie will be 37 this year. Was Big Show with the WWE back in 1988?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Nope debuted at WcW in 96?

      • Gesus Oliver

        95*

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Yup. Stephanie made an error there I wonder who she was referring to? Show debuted with the WWE in 1999 I Think

  • The Breaker

    C’mon Steph, we all know Knucklehead drew big bucks!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    hate how big show keeps doing that wimper thing

  • Gesus Oliver

    Come on Show! Kiss her like Orton.

  • The Breaker

    He’s crying AGAIN! Ugh…

  • Jason

    Are we really playing the flat broke storyline again? Didn’t we already see this with Shawn Michaels?

    • The Breaker

      It happened long enough ago to where it’s safe to rehash.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Though I think if he loses his smile I’ll be mad.

        • David

          He did lose his smile. All he does is whimper now.

      • Jason

        December 2008. 4 1/2 years ago to be exact.

        • The Breaker

          Three years is generally known as an acceptable length of time before a storyline can be plucked from.

  • Gesus Oliver

    The Broke show. Anyone hear what they were chanting?

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I heard a You’ll Be Ok Chant

  • BrooksOglesby

    If you don’t have much time left and you need to provide for your family, everyone knows that you’re supposed to start cooking meth.

    • Gesus Oliver

      omg That’s awesome!

  • Tim

    As a long time defender of wrestling. After watching the last segment. With show and Stephanie. Wrestling is a sad joke.

  • Edward Beedle

    that was so stupid its funny

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    WWE is going way overboard, almost every segment of the show is linked to the corporation storyline

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    WWE App update: Big Show going nuts back stage

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    EDGE!!!!!

    • David

      He’s probably appearing just to promote Haven.

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        When isn’t he promoting Haven?

  • The Breaker

    Edge, sweet.

  • Edward Beedle

    Edge!!!!! that’s awesome.

  • The Breaker

    I like how quickly Show walked away after wrecking all that stuff.

  • The Breaker

    THE DREADED TUTORIAL!!

    • Edward Beedle

      They must think we are really dumb

      • The Breaker

        You’re just figuring that out?

  • Cubed56

    is there a chance edge gets involved in the corporation/bryan storyline?

  • The Breaker

    PTP should just cut the crap and face 3MB in a 3 on 2 handicap match.

  • Danny Philippi

    Primetime Players finally get new opponents for this week’s Raw.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Here’s a nice way for Prime Time Players get a meaningless win. E really needs a credible tag division.

  • Cubed56

    things are obviously bad for drew when hes the one left out of a 3mb tag match.

  • The Breaker

    Great point by JBL… the one who arranged Big Show’s ironclad contract was John Laurinaitis, so the fact that it was totally ineffective isn’t a huge shock.

  • Seth Iser

    I think the PTP are slowly getting more and more over as babyfaces. It’s a fun thing to do for the audience and they have obvious charisma.

  • Danny Philippi

    Primetime Players on a roll. Have them vs. the Shield.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Way to soon for that.

      • Danny Philippi

        I know. I did not say at Night of Champions.

      • David

        The problem is Shield has nobody to fight right now.

        • Gesus Oliver

          They don’t need anyone to fight. they’re in a storyline. who cares if they’re the title holders. Let’s have the prime time player work their way up the ladder.

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          They don’t, but the PTPs are not good enough to hang in the ring with them. No one team really is, other than the the Usos who at least can make it look viable.

          • David

            I’m not saying I want to see PTP vs. Shield, Just Night of Champions, every title is suppose to be on the line, and Shield is left out anyone to fight.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        I agree, way too early, and the wrong type of over.

      • The Breaker

        What other heel tag teams are there besides The Shield, Real Americans, and 3MB?

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          wyatts….

          • The Breaker

            Heh, yeah. So do PTP go up against them next? Not sure about that…

  • Gesus Oliver

    What was all that talk about Edge about?

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      he’s gonna be at raw next week

  • Danny Philippi

    I know why Edge is going to be on Raw last week. Raw needs to have massive pop against the MNF crowds. And next weeks Raw is in Toronto, so they need Toronto’s biggest WWE superstar. to generate buzz.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      that makes no sense….they’re in toronto so everyone near toronto will be AT raw, they’re using Edge because he’s a big draw and in area, has nothing to do with the crowd

      • Danny Philippi

        Toronto has been noted for being bizarre world and they have for at times screwed with the storylines. The HHH power trip angle is still in its infancy so the storyline needs to stay on course in the eyes and ears of the viewers on TV. As for Edge, he providers that moment where the audience in Toronto can go nuts as well as create nostalgia.

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          again, the crowd reaction doesn’t effect the ratings….

          • Danny Philippi

            Crowd reactions leads to buzz. The buzz leads to curiousness. The curiousness leads to tuning in to see what’s happening. Thus more viewers to your product, thus the ratings are at an uptick.

        • David

          Looking forward to Edge and Triple H confrontation on RAW should be good

  • Gesus Oliver

    Raw being at raw next week really makes me regret that I went on vacation the last two weeks. I could be up visting family and seeing Edge live. Sadness. On the bright side, I’ll be here next week with you fine folk.

    • David

      You’re probably not gonna miss mcuh seeing Edge live, since he’s probably just going to be there to promote Haven, which season 4 starts that week.

      • Gesus Oliver

        It is in a bucket list to see him live.

        • David

          I’ve seen him wrestle live, in a tag team match and his partner was Kendra’s favorite wrestler, Hulk Hogan.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Jealous! I have seen Hulk live at the TNA’s first live show on the road. He stared at my “Hogan Fears Richard Gray” sign. It was great.

          • David

            It was Vengeance 2002 Edge and Hogan fought Lance Storm and Christian.

        • David

          Actually I’ve seen Edge three times. I also saw him in Money in the Bank at Wrestlemania 23 and vs. Jeff Hardy at the Royal Rumble.

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          only saw him once in a 8 man tag on Raw a week/two before the first MITB pay-per-view

  • Hayden Tyler

    there was a guy in the crowd with a clown wig

    • Gesus Oliver

      they showed him when mentioning doink

  • Gesus Oliver

    How many weeks ago have these guys debuted? Their promos still give me goosebumps!

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      it’s crazy how much of a transformation bray wyatt has made

      • Gesus Oliver

        Talk about a gimmick on paper that shouldn’t work. He is so talented. Wellness failure aside he has cemented his place in that company.

  • David

    I can’t believe next week it will basically be one year since Lawler’s Heart Attack.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I wonder how this match will end. Obviously firing Cody would be a mistake. who will save him and risk a beat down? Will Cody get himself DQ’d? What do you all think?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Better yet, Tout it out to me!

      • Ashley

        Sorry, I will need Cole to walk me through that first…

        • Gesus Oliver

          lol dammit cole!

  • Scooter

    Is it me or is this the second time Orton has come out to no reaction…….Maybe we’ll start to see the crowds turn their backs on him!

  • The Breaker

    My guess is that Cody will win via DQ (interference).

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      That was my thought, or he will lose, leave for a bit, then return through some miraculous lapse in memory.

      • Gesus Oliver

        maybe as his masked mexican cousin. Or masked Mr America…

        • David

          Oh come on, it will be as the Midnight Rider.

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          Carlos Rhodes?

      • The Breaker

        He can be fired, and no one will remember in three months besides us.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    love when they show tweets at the bottom of the screen and a bunch of random letters show up

    • Gesus Oliver

      Khali was tweeting

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        “Merrry christmus…i lov youuuu”

  • The Breaker

    Randy Savage chants. Cody’s job is on the line and they’re still losing the crowd?

    • Cubed56

      so much for losing the crowd.

      • The Breaker

        I think they were just getting bored when Orton was on offense.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Savage chants aren’t because they’re bored it’s because they remember how pissed Orton was hearing it.

  • Lrgetrout25

    Fahn-dahhhhhng-OW?

  • Gesus Oliver

    OW!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I love that E is finally letting Rhodes show his talent.

  • The Breaker

    Wow. Guess he’s taking a break!

  • Cubed56

    obviously cody is getting time off for his wedding or something else. they would be making a huge mistake letting cody go, hes got a lot of potential and could be a huge star for the wwe.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Agreed Cube.

      • David

        then after his wedding he can grow back the mustache. I bet that is why he shaved it for the wedding pics

        • Gesus Oliver

          it was a dying gimmick

  • Gesus Oliver

    After that match we will be fools to think Rhodes is going anywhere but up.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I never thought Goldust would come close to what Dusty did in his prime, but Rhode just proved he has the ability to surpass it.

  • The Breaker

    This will only build Cody Rhodes as a babyface, and he’ll get a huge pop on his return.

  • David

    So this Triple H story line, do you think it will lead to a walk out by the other WWE Superstars. Like they did 2 other times with Triple H.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I hope not. That last walkout was handled so terribly.

      • David

        What about the first one?

        • Gesus Oliver

          I don’t remember two..

          • David

            It was during the McMahon Helmsley era, The Rock said the other superstars would wallk out unless they change things, including reinstating Mick Foley.

    • Avalanchian

      I think I would rather see the whole “Hit them with a car” theme. Slowly take out 1 McMahon at a time.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Incase none of you are following Richard on Facebook, he just posted that WNW just exceeded 1,100. This raw and the boom in the wrestling business is benefiting everyone. Bravo Richard.

  • Cubed56

    who knows maybe this is real, 99.9% unlikely, but if it is, I always said no matter if you love or hate vince hes always right about business, but in this instance he would have made one the biggest mistakes he will ever make.

    • Avalanchian

      Well he supposedly is getting married in 3 days so guess he is getting some honeymoon time.

      • Cubed56

        I truly believe thats what its for, he may be dealing with some type of injury that we don’t know about too.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Cody actually quit due to 3MB harassing him about being his wedding band

  • Seth Iser

    Man I think they got something with Cody as a babyface.

    • Alex

      I agree, I think Cody actually makes a much better babyface then heel. He isn’t a bad heel but I wasn’t expecting him to do this well as a face.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Any gimmick Cody is given he gets over.

      • The Breaker

        I’ve found him to be entertaining with each of his many gimmicks.

        • Alex

          Good point, I did forget how well he did with his Undashing gimmick as well as some of his others. I’m just impressed.

      • Alex

        Just to clarify, he makes a great heel, I just feel he’s showing that he can make an even better face. I’m also very excited to see what happens next.

  • Cubed56

    linda gets involved and announces cody as the last member of team bryan,show,ziggler, and whomever else as survivor series against orton shield and hhh

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      still a ways down the road…

      • Cubed56

        exactly, cody gets time to enjoy his marriage, and maybe hes dealing with an injury we are unaware of.

    • Dave Capano

      that sounds very plausible

  • Alex

    So does anyone else think that maybe Cody aligns with Bryan tonight? He can’t get fired for helping him if he was already fired.

    • Gesus Oliver

      That’d be a great way to keep his push going!

      • Alex

        Yeah and with everyone saying Bryan needs to get the upper hand tonight, what better way then with help from someone that could use the boost with their push?

        • Gesus Oliver

          That’s brilliant I hope you’re right. Great call!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I know punk is on the screen but man I am still excited about that Rhodes match.

  • The Breaker

    Axel is a midcard player in a main event type feud. Not saying that he takes away from it, but he’s being severely overshadowed here and it’s doing him no favors.

    • David

      You can almost say the same thing about Randy Orton, the not that he’s a midcard player, but he’s being overshadowed in his feud as the feud is more about Bryan and HHH then it is about Orton.

      • The Breaker

        I agree with that, but the difference is that Orton can break off on his own. Axel needs Heyman to be relevant.

    • Cubed56

      axel will eventually align with punk against heyman, lesnar and whoever his new client turns out to be at NOC. axel will get sick of being the third wheel and the lack of confidence heyman has him.

      • The Breaker

        That would be intriguing.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I had such hopes for Axel with me being such a Mr. Perfect mark but he has really let me down. Some of it’s due to booking and E having no confidence or consistent booking the rest due to him just being stale. The arena in Chicago exploded when he won the title, I was hoping it’d push him to that level but it didn’t.

  • Ashley

    Didn’t they already show this?

  • BrooksOglesby

    “CM Punk is on the verge of breaking bad” is nonsensical and cringeworthy even by WWE commentary standards. On a show with a guy who, faced with the prospect of early death, finds himself without the means to provide for his family (whose last name is Wight, also), there’s no excuse for that level of “look at us trying to be in tune with pop culture!!! twerk!!!”

    • Gesus Oliver

      Let’s be grateful King isn’t “blurring lines” by twerking on the commentary table.

      • Jason

        Thanks for the visual I never wanted to see!

    • The Breaker

      You mean Big Show, right?

      • Gesus Oliver

        His name is Paul Wight.

        • The Breaker

          I know, never mind. I wasn’t listening when Cole said that.

          • BrooksOglesby

            I was saying that if they’re going to make a breaking bad reference, it would’ve at least made sense if they would’ve used Big Show’s situation. ‘Twas just a nitpicky joke.

          • The Breaker

            Yeah, I got it later.

  • Danny Philippi

    I knew Raw was missing something tonight and here it is.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Did I hear a faint Divas Sucks chant? Or was my ears playing tricks on me?

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    that beat down was quite the stomach ache

  • David

    I don’t know if its the plan but wouldn’t a 3 on 1 beatdown, give sympathy to AJ Lee?

    • Cubed56

      don’t matter, aj is the only diva that gets a reaction from fans.

  • The Breaker

    Okaaaay, awkward..

  • Gesus Oliver

    soooo wtf was that?

    • The Breaker

      We’ll find out…. on the next season of Total Divas!

  • Danny Philippi

    That … was … so … freaking … stupid.

  • Jason

    And I guess that will lead to a fatal 4 way Diva’s match

  • Ashley

    Exactly how do you mess up a beatdown? Jeez ladies…

    • K!ng

      i have been pondering this myself

    • Gesus Oliver

      easily, be a diva.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      That was a MESS!

      • Ashley

        I am much more believable play-fighting my husband!!!

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          Beautiful comparison! Love it! Also love to see you in here!

          • Ashley

            Thanks! The hubby likes to watch Raw on DVR so he can FF thru commercials and any “boring parts.” But he is gone tonite so I can finally watch it live!

          • David

            I agree, it’s always better when you can get a woman’s view. not just all men.

  • Cubed56

    willing to bet los matadores fails terribly

  • Jason

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrmandooooo Alejandro Estrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrada!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Why is sandow about to get squashed? I forgot who said it (I think Jesse) that Sandow is at 22 losses since MITB?

    • Cubed56

      22? that seems like way to high of a number.

      • Gesus Oliver

        house shows and stuff. I’ll have to recheck.

        • Cubed56

          if house shows are included then its a believable number.

      • Jason

        Kind of like Goldberg’s undefeated streak in WCW? It would always be 20-30 wins higher than the previous Monday.

        • Cubed56

          lol

    • Dave Capano

      imo i think they are humbling him

      • Gesus Oliver

        There is no reason to humble him.

        • Dave Capano

          i know, but does wwe need a reason too

          • Gesus Oliver

            completely agreed. They usually do it when a person is in the dog house. Let’s hope there is something big for him.

    • The Breaker

      Well, historically the MITB winner starts racking up the losses before cashing in. I guess the rationale is that he can’t lose relevance as long as he has the briefcase, and it will also make his title victory more of a surprise. I don’t like it though. It just makes it look like he wins the championship through a loophole instead of through the strength of his ability as a wrestler.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Agreed. It’s just senseless.

        • The Breaker

          I know that we’ll buy into him as the champion because we know how good he is, but most fans won’t see him as anything more than a coward that doesn’t deserve the title. I guess that works for a heel, but they don’t have to all be like that (especially someone as talented as Sandow).

      • Dave Capano

        which is sad because Damion is a very talented wrestler

  • David

    Unless I’m missing someone, if RVD wins at Night of Champions, he’ll be the third person to win the 3 current World Titles.

    • David

      in WWE and TNA.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I think Jeff Hardy was actually the first. He was the WWE Champion, World Heavyweight Champion (albeit briefly) and TNA World Champion

        • Danny Philippi

          I thought it was Kurt Angle when he won the TNA Championship in 2007.

          • Cubed56

            what about nash, did he ever hold the tna title? I know he never held the WHC in wwe, but he did in wcw.

        • David

          Actually Kurt Angle was the first. Jeff Hardy would be 2nd. That’s why i said RVD would be third. (I don’t get the albeit briefly though, he was world champion for 28 days)

    • Gesus Oliver

      Big show and who else?

      • The Breaker

        Show wasn’t in TNA.

        It would be RVD, Hardy, and Angle.

        • Gesus Oliver

          oops my bad I over looked current. Well played.

          • David

            Yes RVD would join Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy.

        • Cubed56

          did nash hold the tna title ever? I don’t remember if he did, but if so there would be 4 if rvd wins.

          • The Breaker

            No, he didn’t. He won the TNA Legends Championship, which became the TV title.

          • Cubed56

            thanks bud.

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            And the Tag Titles.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Did not see the third there. My Apologies.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Yey, we get a Fatal Four Way Bathroom break at NoC!

    • The Breaker

      I know what you mean, but that sounds gross!

    • Ashley

      It is sad that they show better wrestling on Total Divas than they do on Raw

  • The Breaker

    Awesome backstage segment with Cody Rhodes.

    • Cubed56

      Felt completely real. he really sold it, hes definitely got bigger plans awaiting him upon his return.

    • Jason

      It’s amazing how far he has come since starting in WWE

      • The Breaker

        It has been six long years!

    • David

      I love how they brought realism into it. The things he said about Dusty Rhodes is true. (Akeem the African Dream and Virgil were both knocks on Dusty Rhodes).

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    WWE Has Another Legit BabyFace in Cody Rhodes.

  • Jason

    Hoping all the Superstars interfere. What is HHH going to do, fire them all?

    • Dave Capano

      lol it would be funny to watch though

      • Jason

        HHH: “That’s it! You were warned! You’re all fired!”
        Rest: “OK! Good luck running 2 shows with 5 talents!”

        • David

          We’ll just get a 2 hour or 3 hour Triple H promo.

        • The Breaker

          It’ll just be Triple H wrestling a broomstick and a 2 minute Divas tag match.

  • Gesus Oliver

    another solid, and great backstage segment from Cody. I wonder what will happen next. He is such a talent.

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    Again, the entire roster gets a RAW show bonus.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I really wonder how E is turning a profit having them all come out for 3 weeks in a row. Then again they’re probably still making more money than TNA.

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    EDGE!

    • JDYoong

      Wondering if he’s gonna share his 2 cents next week or if he’s just gonna promote a new show. Either way, I’ll be super excited to see him live in Toronto :D

  • Gesus Oliver

    One of my favorite things about last and this weeks raw is the unpredictable booking. Us asking what are they doing to do next is a great way to book a show. It draws everyone in and makes them wondering and wanting.

    • Cubed56

      I think its more of them finally letting the true talent of these guys/women show itself. if you really think about it, you can pretty much see the direction of the storyline and whats gonna play out, but its the talent that has been selling it and telling the stories so well recently that keeps us intrigued.

      • Gesus Oliver

        The little stuff like Rhodes will he be fired? What next? Big show how will this play out?

        • Cubed56

          either bryan angers show and he eventually aligns with the corporation, or show is incensed at the fact steph aired his dirty laundry and is basically blackmailing him that he help db take out the corporation.

  • Gesus Oliver

    How do you think this match will play out? Poke of death?

    • Ashley

      Well thats what I would go for! But apparently DB likes it the hard way, lol

      • Gesus Oliver

        I really would have loved to see mixed finishes and HHH getting mad. Pin someone does poke of death, Submission someone do a pinky lock. When forced to wrestle just sit there in the ring refusing to bump. Really make it look comical. That’s just me.

  • The Breaker

    Bryan will end up angering The Giant!

  • Jason

    If you’re trying to help him Show, then why don’t you just lie down in the middle of the ring and take the 3 count?

    • The Breaker

      Bryan won’t take an easy pin.

    • Gesus Oliver

      or refuse to wrestle? just sit there. that’s something we haven’t seen in to my knowledge.

      • Dave Capano

        didn’t raven use that gimmick in wcw?

        • Gesus Oliver

          I know he sat in a corner…

      • Jason

        I remember seeing that before, but I can’t think of where. It was in WWE.

  • The Breaker

    The Hounds of Corporate Justice!

  • Jason

    With the iron clad contract, you can’t fire him!

    • The Breaker

      They already brought up the contract. Apparently Triple H found a way around it.

      • Jason

        What’s the loophole? I must have missed it.

        • The Breaker

          He breaches his ironclad contract if he doesn’t perform.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Bryan needs to get some momentum soon. I understand what they are trying to do but he needs to get one over the Corporation at some point

    • Gesus Oliver

      wait for the go home.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Thats what I am holding out hope for

  • Dave Capano

    i haven’t felt this involved in a storyline in a while

  • Cubed56

    its gonna play out where show was a part of the corporation all along, possibly.

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    Sorry, that was lame

  • Scooter

    This better end on a high note……3 weeks in a row of heels standing tall…….im getting bored…..i know i know…slow burn but this is getting stupid

    • Jason

      Reminds me of NEXUS for the 3-4 weeks in a row they ended the show.

  • The Breaker

    Why does Big Show so torn up over DB taking a beating? They had a rough history, but with Big Show being the king of inconsistency I guess none of that matters.

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    Yawn

  • The Breaker

    Seeing pretty much the same ending three weeks in a row doesn’t do much for the momentum of the storyline.

    • Cubed56

      I disagree, there so many subplots from this storyline. Show being forced to do things he doesn’t want to will he be with bryan or the corporation?, ziggler being punished for his comments(although that may just be actual backstage stuff), cody Rhodes looking for revenge, the entire roster waiting to explode on the coporation, db slowly possibly starting to believe this is one giant(giant being the corporation) that he cant take down

      • The Breaker

        I was mainly talking about how it all relates to Bryan. His back is already against the wall, with Show as an enemy or not. There were other notable story elements taking shape tonight, and overall I’d say it was another solid RAW.

        • Cubed56

          thats just it, its supposed to frustrate fans that bryan cant get one over and make it feel that he cant overcome this obstacle, so when he finally does win and overcome the odds it means that much more, and the fans will get that much more behind bryan and anyone who helped him get there.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I am really upset that HHH didn’t turn around and fire show after punching Daniel Bryan. Find some loophole to justify his firing. Make it be some storyline where HHH is firing people who refuse his order. That’d be interesting.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      In some ways I’m thrilled that they’re actually addressing Show’s contract, but the crying is too much!

      • Gesus Oliver

        you don’t like the blubbering giant? I agree with you. I don’t get why he is so emotional.

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          The last time he was such a hysterical mess he aligned with Johnny Ace. I think he is going to turn again and join the Corporation at some point.

  • Danny Philippi

    For goodness sake let us hope for all of mankind something else ends Raw next week or Night of Champions will be for not unless we see Punk beating on Heyman. Good night. Talk to you guys and girls later.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I am not 100% why they went with such a boring ending. I guess with 2 weeks left I guess they went for non important safe ending. Let’s see what they do on smack down.

  • Stoney

    Hope Zigglers career isn’t completely dead and buried, but its WWE where they hold grudges for a very long time

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      And Ziggy can’t seem to keep his mouth shut. I’m not saying it’s right, but you can’t bad mouth a big company so publicly and not deal with the consequences.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Daniel Bryan needs a one up over Orton next week. Something different at the very least. Shield can probably still triple power bomb him or something and they leave Orton in the ring to deal with him but Daniel counters the RKO, clocks Orton a kick to head and bails through the crowd. At least do something different from the triple powerbomb RKO ending for the past couple weeks

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      They absolutely have to, or the numbers for NoC will be crap.

  • Scooter

    Great way for the E to end the last Raw before Monday Night Football starts….bye bye casual fans!!!! They only have themselves to blame for repeating the same f@cking ending at least 4 shows in a row. (i think Im right on that one) ill just read the recaps for a while and youtube segments instead of watching 3 hrs to get the same ending! Come on football season!!!!

    • Gesus Oliver

      I know people want to tune in to see the underdog get the upper hand. Sadly they aren’t making it look believable that he can. I am interested in seeing how they will turn it around, sadly casual fans don’t read to much into the product like some of us die hards.

    • Cubed56

      let it play out bro. if your honestly this mad, please do watch football instead. I can tell you how that goes too, two teams, 4 quarters, one winner, one loser, same thing every week. honestly wont miss you here.

      • Scooter

        I never said I was mad. Haha but I am annoyed when I come home after a 12 hr shift in the ER and watch Raw to sit up til 11pm to watch Raw because I AM A DIE HARD to see the show close the same EXACT way for 3 weeks. Also the bye bye casual fans comment I made was not reflecting upon myself. Merely an observation of how bad their ratings are gonna tank because theyre giving repeat television. Therefore Ill watch football for a while. I pay the cable bill Ill watch whatever the hell I want. Good night all!

        • Cubed56

          Yet your saying your gonna watch football, so you must be mad or annoyed, whatever it is, thus the bye bye comment is referring to yourself. Like I said if you dont have the patience for bryan to get the upper hand, go ahead watch football, it’s the same outcome every week only the teams change.

      • John

        Trying to criticise football in order to defend wrestling!! SMH..

        • Cubed56

          Im actually not bashing football at all, im a huge football fan, and my favorite team is the green bay packers. honestly if GB plays on Monday night ill dvr raw, and watch the game over raw every time. My point is this storyline is what everyone has been screaming for, and now that you we’ve got it people are hating on it. its gonna take awhile for bryan to get one over, especially the circumstances hes in. Nobody can help him, cause they will get fired, so it pretty much 5 on 1, nobody can get over on 5 people. Eventually bryan will and will be epic, but its gonna take time, it took stone cold awhile before he got one over on McMahon also.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I also want to point out that we haven’t seen Vince since the Raw after Summerslam. Why do you all think that is?

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      I think he’s showing visually that he’s liking what he’s seeing from Trip and Steph, so he’s not stepping in, letting them handle it.

      • Gesus Oliver

        I wonder if they’re trying to make us forget he was with them at the start. Maybe come out in a few weeks or months saying he was always behind DB and was happy to be wrong if HBK doesn’t work out?

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          Doubt that, but we need HBK on to back Bryan!

          • Gesus Oliver

            I keep saying wait until HHH screws him at NoC. Then we can see HBK.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Thank you all for coming to the Open Thread Party. Some interesting developments and tons of great conversation. I wonder where they will go on smackdown and more importantly Raw next week as the count down to Night of Champions counts down. I hope to see you all next week and continue this great conversation. Have a good night.

    • Gary Robert

      that wouldn’t be good for business ;)

  • Stoney

    I miss the days of defiance in WWE

  • BrooksOglesby

    It’s weird seeing the heels getting the upper hand so often and so decisively. I’m so used to seeing faces on top with Heel of the Month chasing them, that this feels strange. But although I would like to see it changed up a bit, it’s great to finally see a truly dominant heel faction/authority. It’s how it should be, ideally. The faces should overcome eventually, not every week.

    • Lebron James

      I’m getting that “The prisoners are running the asylum” feel in the WWE right now. I love it. It’s easily justifiable with Cena gone. He’s what keeps the place balanced, and with him gone all the bad guys are in charge because there is no one who can stop them. It’s very comic book/anime like. I’m enjoying the hell out of this! I can see Orton holding the title up until Cena returns, and then one mega bout will happen between the two with “the fate of the company” on the line. Again, I’m pleased with the direction this is all going.

    • Gary Robert

      the best story lines and angles in wwe and all of wrestling for that matter are when the baby face is chasing the heel, not the other way around so that’s a good thing.

  • jdl

    Now that was the type of reaction Cody deserves, he did a great job in the ring, and when confronted with an “interview” on his way out of the building. Hopefully they give him the time off he needs for his wedding and honeymoon, then bring him back as part of the anti-corporation.

  • Gary Robert

    This is the first time in, as long as I can remember, WWE actual has multiple intriguing story lines going on. ThePunk/Heyman storyline is fun to watch build up, the Daniel Bryan/McMahon Family is going strong (and looks like it will lead to a baby face stable to fight the McMahons–Zigger, Cody, Bryan etc etc) and whatever they’re doing with the Wyatt family is interesting. I think its obvious, or I hope it is, that Kane will return as a brain washed member..and if it were up to me, that faction should continue to drag prominent names to the back after beating them and slowly grow bigger and bigger until ultimately they take over and baby faces have to unite, or at least one (think Sting vs. whoever that group in TNA was he was feuding against by himself) to try and stand against them. Unfortunately AJ Lee’s great promo from last week was followed up by what I felt was a dud segment this week. If anything, AJ should have gone over this week against one of the other divas and THEN had more come down to attack her. AJ gained nothing from this segment and all the steam from the promo is now byebye.

  • Tim

    I so hate triple h and randy Orton in the same storyline. Because they have to wcw the place and be on top every single second. And what happened to the ruthless big show from a year or two ago. I guess I was supposed to forget that

  • kingdook24

    Seriously, this is getting pretty redundant. For the past 2 to 3 weeks, It’s been the same ending over & over. Bryan wins by either DQ or something, then the Corporate Evolution comes out, & dismantles Bryan. I’m all for them trying to build up Bryan as the next big thing – trust me, it’s already happened – & we understand that he is the underdog in this situation. But Orton nailed it on the money tonight by asking Bryan how many more Triple Powerbombs, punches to the head & RKOs is it gonna take for Bryan to get it that he’s in over his head? I mean, when Austin had beef with the Corporation, I never remembered him getting dismantled this badly every week.

    But back to my point, they gotta let Bryan win sometime. I understand they want to show the Corporation Evolution as dominate – You have Mr. McMahon, Stephanie, HHH, The WWE Champion Orton, & the Shield who are also the US & Tag Champions – that’s pretty damn dominate. But even Austin won sometime; they gotta start letting DB win, man – I’m sick of the same ending every week with him being dismantled.

  • Gary Robert

    This is the first time in, as long as I
    can remember, WWE actual has multiple intriguing story lines going on.
    ThePunk/Heyman storyline is fun to watch build up, the Daniel Bryan/McMahon
    Family is going strong (and looks like it will lead to a baby face stable to
    fight the McMahons–Zigger, Cody, Bryan etc etc) and whatever they’re doing
    with the Wyatt family is interesting. I think its obvious, or I hope it is,
    that Kane will return as a brain washed member..and if it were up to me, that
    faction should continue to drag prominent names to the back after beating them
    and slowly grow bigger and bigger until ultimately they take over and baby faces
    have to unite, or at least one (think Sting vs. whoever that group in TNA was
    he was feuding against by himself) to try and stand against them. Unfortunately
    AJ Lee’s great promo from last week was followed up by what I felt was a dud
    segment this week. If anything, AJ should have gone over this week against one
    of the other divas and THEN had more come down to attack her. AJ gained nothing
    from this segment and all the steam from the promo is now byebye.

  • eskymi

    another crummy raw. 3 weeks in a row, triple H comes out, introduces Randy Orton who comes out and says something (havent really watched I hate orton so I fast forward) daneil bryan comes out and says he isnt the face but he will win…..put DB in a match where he is at a disadvantage…then filler…then main event DB wrestles, HHH comes out with Shield…no one can interfer, beat up Bryan…Orton comes out and does whatever…once again fast forward.

    You guys can complain all u want about Cena, but Orton is no better….he is a waste of a roster spot and RAW is awful because of him. Can not wait to have him lose title….but I do admit the last 3 RAWS took me about 2 hrs to watch on DVR with all the Randy Orton skipping.

  • Mohan Ramnath

    for a giant, big show really does do a great job crying. still don’t know why sandow has the MITB and not Rodes who has been there longer and had much better matches, Sandow looks like he stole a lady’s underwear and runs around in the ring.

  • D.Light

    When is somebody going to stand up to HHH and help Daniel
    Bryan? Three weeks is enough somebody
    needs to help out; I’m tired of HHH and Orton getting over each week. We need another Stone Cold type of guy. The Big Show would have been perfect, in Washington DC the night before he was so over the only other person with the biggest pop was Bryan. As of right now the faces are faceless.

    • Gary Robert

      Ziggler, Bryan and Rhodes. Show makes no sense in all of this…simply because he IS a giant. Has to be underdog baby faces that align and rise up. Its slowly coming together with HHH keeping Ziggler down, Rhodes being fired, and Bryan’s weekly beat downs b/c he’s by himself. People are complaining but its a slow build that, to me, is working and has a chance to pay off very nicely.

  • D.Light

    When is somebody going to stand up to HHH and help Daniel
    Bryan? Three weeks is enough somebody needs to help out; I’m tired of HHH and Orton getting over each week. We need another Stone Cold type of guy. The Big Show would have been perfect, in Washington DC the night before he was so over the only other person with the biggest pop was Bryan. As of right now the faces are
    faceless.

  • thepowerserge

    There should be a category for no heat because that’s the reaction I saw Orton receiving this week. He couldn’t get a crowd reaction if he paid for it.