RAW Results 10/21/13 – Is it that he has an insanely grotesque beard?

RAW Results October 21, 2013
From FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

HIAC is coming, Orton and Bryan will sign their contract. HBK will be live. Trip and Steph will respond to Cody and Goldust winning the TTC at the top of the hour.

Show Starts

Video

Recap from last RAW’s main event, when Cody was beaten down by Ambrose because it was No DQ, but then Big Show appeared through the crowd and knocked out The Shield and Cody pinned Reigns for the TTC. Trip appeared and pushed Cody and Goldust out of the ring.

In Ring Segment

Trip’s music plays and he comes out in his power suit, Steph holding his hand, wearing a black dress, blazer and calf boots. He hugs her from behind on stage, and she smiles like a school. Video recap of Big Show punching out Maddox on Smackdown!

They kiss in the ring and the fans groan.

Steph – You’re just jealous. Sunday is HIAC. Cena will face ADR for the WHC. AJ will face Brie Bellas to defend. Punk will face Ryback and Heyman in a HIAC. Also, we will see for the vacant WWE Championship, Bryan vs Orton. Shawn Michaels will be the Special Guest Ref, and he said there will be a new WWE Champion.

Trip – That’s right the man who guarantees a new WWE Champ. You chose Shawn Michaels because you trust him. I trust Shawn Michaels. (Steph says she does too.) I trust Shawn Michaels because I respect him more than any other man in the WWE.

Big Show – Respect? Respect? Respect? You don’t know the meaning of the word respect. How dare you use the world respect, you don’t know the meaning. You treat all the Superstars and everyone working for you with disdain. (Steph is talking to a tech outside the ring, probably to get Big Show shut off the tron that he’s talking on.) why do you push your weight around Hunter? Because you can!

Trip – Wrong Show, I treat you with disdain. You’re the only one, and because you deserve it. You’ve amounted to nothing in your life. You’re nothing but a loser! You can’t even keep food on your table. You’ve made millions and you’re broke! (Steph is pushing techs around to get things fixed.) You’re like them (fans) looking for a hand out, a free ride. There is no free ride with me anymore, and you’re done!

Big Show – Why so hostile? Maybe because I’m suing you for the millions still left on my contract. Maybe because I’m suing you for slander? All the other things I can sue you for, is that why you’re mad? Marital consort-ion. You know what that means? Or you hostile because you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, considering who you sleep with, any side is the wrong side of the bed.

Steph – Shut up Show!

Big Show – You want me to shut up? Why don’t you shut up Steph?

Steph – And you’re gone in five…

Big Show – I’m not gone.

Steph – Four…

Big Show – You’ve taken my job.

Steph – Three, two…

Big Show – You’ve taken my house.

Steph – One!

Big Show is cut off the tron.

Trip – And there you have it folks, the once great career that was known as Big Show, goes out with a whimper. So long. Can’t grieve for forever, on with the show. Let’s bring out onight’s first competitor, Dean Ambrose!

Out comes Daniel Bryan! “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” All the way around the ring, the fans all with him chanting along as Bryan bounces and points high. Steph and Trip don’t look very impressed.

Commercial

Bryan vs Ambrose

Ambrose to the ring, points at Bryan across the ring.

Big Show was via satellite somewhere. Bryan on Ambrose with an arm bar. Ambrose reverses, then gets free with a drop kick. They lock hands, but Ambrose kicks Bryan. Another blow on Bryan, then a chop in the corner. Bryan blocks eating the next corner, and Ambrose eats it. Chop to Ambrose in a corner, then kicks. High knee to Ambrose, then a kick to the back. Bryan gets two for it. Ambrose’s arm tucked behind him, held with a knee, then his other arm wrenched back as he’s face down on the mat. Ambrose free, runs the ropes under and over Bryan into a drop kick for two.

Bryan with Ambrose’s arm over his shoulder, slammed on Bryan’s shoulder. Bryan does this again and Ambrose to his knees. A kick to Ambrose, then Bryan pulls an arm drag type move, then stomps Ambrose. Ambrose eats corner, then takes kicks. Ambrose sent to run the ropes and holds on to avoid a drop kick. Ambrose comes back with a forearm to the face for two. Ambrose stomps on Bryan’s face, then his ribs. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Short clothesline on Bryan for two.

Punch to Bryan’s ear, chin hold, another punch, then a stomp. Ambrose holds a sitting Bryan’s head and punches again. Suplex on Bryan for two. Ambrose telegraphs and then botch up something! Suplex from Bryan, then he climbs. Ambrose rolls out, so Bryan down and hits a baseball slide. Bryan off the apron, but Ambrose ducks. Ambrose takes Bryan down hard outside.

Commercial

Bryan elbows free from Ambrose, but then runs into a knee. A bit of confusion on the ropes, the moves changes as Bryan and Ambrose speak, so Bryan takes a drop kick against the ropes for two. (Looks like they’re starting to call more moves in the ring.) Chinlock on Bryan on the mat. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Bryan up and free, but then suplexed for two.

Head scissors on the mat by Ambrose. “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants. Bryan free, locks up Ambrose’s legs, rolls Ambrose into the surfboard, then wrenches his head back. Ambrose gets free by raking Bryan’s eyes. Bryan to the apron screaming, holding his face. Ambrose all smiles, punches Bryan over the top. Ambrose then kicks Bryan on the apron. Bryan up, blacks the blows, makes Ambrose eat the corner. Bryan up, but Ambrose with a right to send Bryan sitting. Ambrose up, sets Bryan up with a double chicken wing suplex for two.

Chinlock on Bryan on the mat. Bryan up, takes a knee to the gut, but comes back with a backslide for two. They collide with a double cross body. Both struggle up. Bryan blocks Ambrose’s blows, punches at Ambrose, then whipped, but runs up and over Ambrose. Big clothesline to Ambrose, then hits his double kick on Ambrose in the corner. Head scissors on Ambrose off the top for a long two.

Kick to Ambrose’s chest. Bryan whipped, gets an elbow up. Bryan sits up top, but is tossed off, then eats a spinebuster for two. Bryan elevates a running Ambrose over the top and out. Flying goat on Ambrose! Bryan climbs, air goat (missile drop kick) “YES!” kicks to Ambrose. Ambrose ducks, then tries to roll Bryan up, but Bryan reverses into the “YES!” lock. Ambrose taps out.

Winner – Bryan (15:25)

Bryan chants “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” with the fans. Video recap of the high points at the end of the match. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” and the fans are right with Bryan who is up on a corner pointing.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Punk comes out in all black, mic in hand, stays on the stage. “CM Punk!” chants.

Punk – This Sunday, Ryback and more importantly Heyman will be locked in the HIAC with me. The thing about the structure itself, it’s not about settling scores, it ends careers and defines legacies. Despite all my accomplishments, throughout my career, I know my career will be defined by what I do to Heyman. Except Heyman thinks Ryback can save him him a beating, but he can’t. Once that door’s locked, they’re in there with the devil who will get the job done. This time it isn’t specifically about winning or losing, it isn’t to pin Heyman, or locking him in a wrestling hold and make him submit. The plan is to put Ryback to sleep. Then I will enjoy Heyman wiggling around like a little worm on a big hook. Then I will corner him like the dog he is, and I’ll smash his face into every side of that cage, because that’s what he deserves. He may be here tonight thinking he knows what it means to be extreme, but he doesn’t, and Sunday he will find out. Sunday three men walk in, only one walks out under his own power, and that’s The Best In The World!

Backstage Segment

Trip – Vickie, we need you to take care of the little things. Don’t screw it up.
Vickie – Yes, sir.

They walk away and into an office.

Steph – Where have you been, you didn’t answer us…
HBK – Inside your office!

Trip and HBK hug.

Steph (still on her cell) – We need security here now. No more chances with Big Show. Not taking any chances.
HBK – You don’t look happy to see me.
Trip – There’s a lot going on Shawn.
HBK – I know, I know, you’ve got your power suit. (To Steph) Hi Mama. (Back to Trip) Power shirt, power tie, power pants. You don’t have time for us little people, but I’m here for you.
Trip – That’s not true.
HBK – I know. You really don’t think Bryan can win?
Trip – That’s not it. He can become Champ, but have you seen him. We’re not a wheat grass company.
HBK – I know, but they said the same thing about me, and about you.
Steph – They can’t figure out how Big Show interrupted that feed. It’s just ridiculous.
HBK – Woman! Woman, woman, woman! We used to do that stuff to your old man all the time and you loved it. You used to think it was funny.
Steph – It was funny, this is different, we fired Big Show. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but things have changed around here.
HBK – No, I’ve noticed, I just didn’t want to believe it. It’s a shame, it really is. Thankfully, one of us hasn’t hand to grow up, so I’m going to have some fun! (HBK laughs and takes off.)

In Ring Segment

Santino, Khali and Hornswoggle all come out dressed like Elvis.

Commercial

Santino vs Slater

3MB in the ring.

Slater dances in the ring, Santino comes back with some lameness. Slater throws the same back. Santino comes back at Slater. Slater tries a move and takes a chop. Slater’s foot is caught, another chop. Santino comes at Slater with more dancing and Slater hides in the corner. Slater comes out with a kick. Santino runs the ropes, then power walks, and is kicked for it. Shoulder blocks on Santino in a corner. Running shoulder block from Slater for two. Slater with his arms around Santino from behind, but it looks like a hug. Santino to his feet, hips going, sends Slater flying. Santino into the ropes, then takes more shoulder blocks in the corner. Slater goes for another running block, but takes the post. Santino does his split, hip toss, dropping head butt,t hen out comes the cobra. Slater on Santino with a kick and blows. Slater sits up top, then comes off the second ropes, but Santino kips up and lands the cobra for three.

Winner – Santino (3:25)

Santino – Ladies and gentlemen, the cobra and I know there’s only one King from Memfoose, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler! King up on the desk with Santino, dancing and laughing!

Backstage Segment

Orton heading for the ring.

Commercial

Video

Recap of the opening segment – Trip saying he respects Shawn Michaels, but then Big Show on the tron ripping on Trip and Steph.

Ziggler vs Orton

Ziggler out in pink, all pumped up. Orton out to face him.

They lock up, muscle around, pushing hard, then finally at the last moment Orton turns Ziggler into the corner, then Ziggler reverses, then Orton reverses. The ref finally breaks the up and Orton quickly rolls from the ring. The fans are split chanting for them both! Orton in and kicks on Ziggler. Ziggler thrown out through the ropes. Orton out, grabs Ziggler, and sends him into the barricade, then lands a clothesline. Ziggler rolled in for two.

Orton grabs his hair, slides out, sets Ziggler up, but Ziggler puts his feet down and slams Orton back into the barricade. Ziggler on Orton with blows. Orton comes back sending Ziggler into the post. Ziggler slid in, and Orton stalks him slowly. A forearm on the back of Ziggler’s upper arm, grinding it down. Ziggler up with back elbows and blows, backs Orton into a corner and on him with 10 blows. Orton reverses the whip, but Ziggler comes out with a big clothesline for two. King and the Elvis Cobra are trending. Back breaker on Ziggler for two.

Arm hold with an elbow in the side of Ziggler’s head, his whole body on the mat. Side headlock on Ziggler, keeping Ziggler low to the mat. Ziggler up, jawbreaker to get free. Ziggler ducks a blow and takes Orton down. Neck breaker by Ziggler then an elbow drop for two. Orton ducks the famouser, but then Ziggler reverses on the DDT and into a big bulldog for a long two!

Ziggler splashes Orton, but is caught and Orton haphazardly tosses Ziggler back. Ziggler lands badly, but on his shoulders and not his neck! ‘Vintage’ Orton DDT, then he pumps up the fans mocking them, but they are still loving him. Orton slams on the mat, but stands into a HUGE drop kick for a long two! Ziggler on Orton’s back, but tossed off. Ziggler eats the RKO for three.

Winner – Orton (7:50)

Video of Orton eating the drop kick, but then landing the RKO for three. Orton poses on the corner after watching the highlights on the tron. JBL predicts Orton will become WWE Champ on Sunday at HIAC.

Video

The same video of Cena’s injury, surgery and recovery that was shown on RAW last week.

Commercial

AJ & Tamina vs Bella Twins

AJ skips to the ring, Tamina in tow. Bellas out in pink and black to face them.

Tamina takes Brie down, then again. Tamina pulls Brie’s hair a couple times, flips her back, and she lands on her feet. Nikki tags in and takes Tamina down. Neck drag on Tamina, but then Nikki sent out. Nikki on the apron, pulled in by two fists of hair. Snap suplex on Nikki for two. Head lock on Nikki, she gets free, but pulled down by her hair. Nikki choked in the ropes, then slammed to the mat. Tamina back on Nikki’s hair, then slams her to the mat. Tamina holds Nikki by the hair so she can’t tag out. AJ finally tags in, pins Nikki for two.

Head lock on Nikki. Nikki up, AJ on her back. Nikki slams back into a corner, but AJ then takes Nikki down. Nikki eats corner, then stomped down. AJ rushes Nikki, gets corner boobs first. Clothesline, then drop kick on AJ. Nikki reversed, hits a back elbow, then missile drop kick for two!

AJ fights back, but Nikki reversal, but lets go hits Tamina. Brie tags in, rushes AJ with a knee, but AJ ducks and Tamina on the apron takes the knee. Brie face plants AJ for three.

Winners – Bellas (5:04)

Tamina carries AJ out slung over her shoulder.

Video

YouTube 30 seconds of fury – Cross armbreaker!

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Renee – I expect Heyman at any moment, but things have been crazy lately here, look at what happened on Smackdown.
Video of Axel and Ryback on Punk, but then Big E came out and sides with Punk, helped him take on Axel and Ryback. Big E Tweeted that he doesn’t like bullies either.
Renee – Things have been quite intense here lately. (Heyman comes up and Renee stops him.) This Sunday you’re going to be locked in HIAC with Punk.
Heyman – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! It’s an execution live on WWE PPV, as The Best In The World, CM Punk, straps me into the electric chair, puts poison into my veins, lines up the firing squad and pulls the trigger himself for the first time ever, and will never, ever happen again. And, for the first time ever, a non-participant gets locked into a HIAC with a man who doesn’t spend his nights fantasizing about the Divas, Punk spends his nights fantasizing about the massacre he wants to inflict upon Heyman, drive me away from WWE forever. (screaming starts) When we’re locked into the cage, and the volcano erupts, comes down that mountain, and the villagers, with the lava flowing into their house, melting their cars, suffocating, melting their flesh, and the villagers are yelling, ‘Run for your lives, run for your lives!’ And these are the people who love and worship Punk, (screaming stops) and I’m the one, who has a different strategy, because I’m not all filled with emotion Renee. I’m cold heart-ed, and I’m calculated and in control. The same way I controlled Punk all these years. The same way I control my monster Ryback. Punk can’t get past Ryback, so he can’t get his hands on me. That’s why Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, I won’t be locked in the cage with Punk, he’s going to be locked in the cage with me.

Big E – So, who’s a marginal talent now?

Ryback – Where are your manners?

Axel – Yeah, rookie! Don’t you know how to say, excuse me?

Heyman – You know Mr. Axel, you ought to teach this rookie how veterans have respect in this locker room?

Big E – You want to fight me? You’re on.

Heyman (to Axel) – You don’t fight for free, wait for Sunday.

Video

Recap of HBK on mic last week on RAW, then to Bryan learning from HBK. Some of this was recorded from 2011, Bryan had his hair buzzed off. Clips from Bryan working in Texas in 2000. The video has HBK talking Bryan up, and showing Bryan starting moves in 2000, and finishing them just recently in the WWE ring.

In Ring Segment

The Wyatt Family to the ring. Bray leads Rowan and Harper to the ring.

Commercial

Rowan & Harper vs Miz & Kofi

All four in the ring.

Miz ducks Rowan’s clothesline, then pulls the top rope down for Rowan to fly out. Miz with a drop kick through the ropes on Rowan, then over to Bray, but attacked from behind. Miz rolled in. Harper tags in and they double team with Rowan sent into Miz in the corner, then Miz into Harper’s big boot for two. Miz then takes the slingshot up into the bottom rope for two. Rowan tags in and drops an elbow on Miz as Harper holds his leg. Rowan easily lifts Miz and drops him into a back breaker for two.

Harper tags in and stomps Miz. Elbow drop on Miz, then front facelock and rolls Miz back and forth, like an alligator. Harper into a side headlock on Miz on the mat. Miz up, reaching for Kofi as Bray taunts Miz from his chair. Miz pushed into the heel corner, elbows Rowan, but then planted by Harper for a long two.

Jaw breaker on Harper, then Miz flails and reaches for Kofi. Miz kicks free and tags out. Kofi all over Rowan with a cheap shot, then whipped, gets his feet up and then hits head scissors. Kofi flies with the cross body, but Rowan breaks the count. Kofi rolls Harper for two, then TIP on Rowan over the top rope, but then turns into a sick clothesline for three.

Winners – Rowan & Harper (4:51)

JBL is in awe of Harper’s clothesline, and that’s saying something. Harper back on Kofi with blows. Miz in to save Kofi, but he’s taken down by Rowan. Kofi forcefully sent flying from the ring. Rowan and Harper tie Miz into the ropes, and Bray gets in the ring, mic in hand. As Bray talks, Rowan and Harper dig their fingers into Miz’s face, hold his face staring at Bray, keep his eyes trained on the hatted man.
Bray – I have won wars, without so much as lifting a finger, man. Hahaha. And I bet you think I don’t know you mis, but I do. Tell me something friend, if I may. Do you believe in the creator of life after death? I do, but I’m not here to convince you that hell is a real thing, no. I’m just here to lead you to the gates. Follow the buzzards, hahaha!

Commercial

Axel vs Big E

Axel to the ring with Heyman and Ryback. Big E out to new music to face him.

Big E on the apron, back to Axel and Ryback. Big E into the ring and tackles Axel. Ryback on beg and the two of them trying to gain control over Big E, but they can’t. Big E dumps all three of them out, then they gain some control. Axel slammed back into the barricade. Ryback holds Big E, Big E kicks Axel as he rushes him, then slams Ryback back into the apron. Heyman with a kendo stick on Big E, then Big E turns and flees. Ryback with a clothesline on Big E, but there’s Punk running down, kendo stick in hand, looking all the world like a straight edge Sandman! Heyman flees, and Punk gets a couple of blows on Ryback before he flees the ring.

EXCUSE ME!! EXCUSE ME!!
Vickie – By the power vested in my by The Authority, I’m ordering this match to be restarted as a Tag Team Match!
JBL (on announce) – It never was started!

Commercial

Punk & Big E vs Axel & Ryback

Axel eats corner, then Punk tags in. Punk with a big flying elbow to the top of Axel’s head. Neck breaker on Axel, then Big E tags in. double hip toss on Axel, then Big E pins for two. Punk tags in, slams into Axel’s gut, but then telegraphs and is kicked for it. Axel drags Punk to the heel corner and tags out. Ryback in, but taking blows and chops from Punk. Ryback lifts Punk and slams him into the opposite corner. Punk whipped, lands on the mat. Ryback stomps Punk, kicks his ribs. “CM Punk!” chants. Ryback lamely kicks at Punk, then drops a leg for two.

Punk slammed to the mat. Axel tags in and comes in off the second ropes with a double ax handle to the gut of Punk. Chinlock on Punk on the mat. “CM Punk!” chants. Knees to Punk, then he’s whipped, but gets a foot up. Punk up top, lateral press for two.

Clothesline on Punk. Axel stomps Punk in the face, then tags out. Ryback with a big right, then drops a splash for two. Forearms to Punk’s upper back, then a chop on the ropes. “Goldberg!” chants. Punk up for a delayed, but wiggles free and rolls Ryback up for two.

Ryback on Punk for two. Bear hug on Punk from behind. Punk elbows free. Punk up on a shoulder, but gets free and kicks Ryback in the head. Both men are down and reaching. Both tag out. Big E with clotheslines on Axel, then elevates and drops Axel. Big collision, then a splash on Axel. Straps come down, Big E ducks and Punk off the top onto Ryback. Clothesline from Big E to Ryback. Punk tags Ryback from the ring. Big ending on Axel for three.

Winners – Punk & Big E (6:35)

Punk and Big E celebrate together to Big E’s music. Video of the high points of the match. Punk and Big E still breathing heavy in the ring as Heyman is seething outside. Punk leaves the ring, takes off after Heyman. Heyman over the barricade, Punk after him. Heyman gets away, so Punk in the stands, celebrating with the fans as his own music plays.

Backstage Segment

R-Truth – What’s up, this is R-Truth in the belly of ShopZone to prove I’m the best salesman in the world. A portion of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Tonight only 20% with promo code TRUTH.

Commercial

Tons of Funk vs The Real Americans

Tons of Funk and Dactyls in the ring dancing. The Real Americans come out to face them. Video from Smackdown where El Torito gores Zeb in the gut, then in the butt! Then Usos beat The Real Americans. Zeb is seething in front of announce. Split screen of El Torito talking.

Swagger attacks Sweet T with knees. Cole yells gore, gore, gore at Zeb on announce. Sweet T with knees on Swagger, then on Cesaro. Swagger sent out, but Cesaro, who tagged in, dropped a leg on Sweet T for two.

Blows on Sweet T on the mat. Swagger wrenches Sweet T’s leg, then kicks it in the ropes. Sweet T fights back, but is back suplexed for it as Zeb rants on announce about the bull being kidnapped. Swagger bomb, then Cesaro’s double stomps, but slides off and covers for two.

King and Cole confuse Zeb on announce. Clay tags in and clotheslines Cesaro. Cesaro back with an elbow, then the big swing on Clay! Swagger tags in and locks on the patriot lock. Clay taps out, but Swagger won’t let go for a bit.

Winners – The Real Americans (3:33)

Video recap of the high points of the match.
Zeb – I got something to say here. Boo me once, shame on me, boo me twice, shame on America. I want you to meet my newest little friend. (Zeb pulls out Matilda, his bull whip. He doesn’t call it Matilda, but that’s what his whip was called back in the day [thanks Jesse]) And that’s no bull, put your hands over your hearts, and say with me, “We, the people!”

Commercial

Announce Segment

King hits Cole with a Cena stuffed toy. They go to a video of Cena’s career, starting with Ruthless Aggression. Cena starts against Angle, then through his career, missing much of the early years, but a lot of the bigger moments. Then to ADR on Smackdown, talking down Cena, calling him a nobody when he loses to ADR. ADR then attacked Josh with the cross armbreaker.

In Ring Segment

Goldust to the ring with his brother Cody. Goldust is in his ring gear, Cody in a suit, both with their belts, as they head to announce.

Commercial

Reigns & Rollins vs Usos

Cody looking spiffy, and Goldust feeling himself up on announce. Out comes The Shield, much staring with the Rhodes Brothers. Usos out in pink, with pink face paint.

Rollins rolled up for two, then again. Blows from Jimmy, but Rollins fights back. Knee to Rollins, but Rollins comes back with a kick, but then sent out over the top. Jimmy over the top onto Rollins. Sends him back in, and on him with two. Rollins sends Jimmy into the heel corner, Reigns tags in. Jimmy knocked down for two. Reigns drops an elbow, but is slammed back into the face corner. Jey tags in and forearms Reigns in the face, then clotheslines him on the mat for a long two.

Jimmy tags in, off the top on Reigns, but then backed into the heel corner. Blows on Jimmy, and Rollins tags in. Rollins ducks and Jimmy takes the second rope across the chest for two. “Goldy, I think if you built a liar from the ground up he would look like JBL,” says Cody. Goldust comes back with, “Oh snap!” Reigns with a front facelock on Jimmy. Jimmy fights free, but then punched down on the mat. Jimmy blocks being suplexed into the ring by Reigns, then shoulder blocks Reigns. Ambrose distracts Jimmy, then Reigns knocks him off the apron hard.

Commercial

Reigns on an Uso with a suplex for two. Reigns with a chinlock on his cousin, then gets him up, the the Uso is free. DDT on Reigns and both are down. Rollins tags in and a forearm to the Uso’s face. Rollins stomps him in the heel corner. Jey elevates Rollins over the top, but Reigns tags in. Reigns holds Jey’s foot, but he’s free and kicks Reigns in the head. Jimmy tags in and off the top for two. Big kick, then upper cut on Reigns. Rollins flies in and takes and upper cut. Rollins clotheslined from the ring. Jimmy takes Reigns down in the ring. Reigns with a sick clothesline that turns the Uso inside out like his father. Samoan drop on Rollins, but then Reigns takes down the legal Uso. Both men are down. Reigns rushes the Uso, but the Uso dives over, Reigns shoulder first. Uso climbs and flies, but Reigns gets a foot up.

Ambrose over and pie faces Cody. The Rhodes brothers and The Shield into it and the Usos get involved. The ref calls for the bell.

No Contest (14:33)

The Shield rolls Goldust into the ring, beat on him, but the Usos and Cody in to break it up. Reigns clotheslined from the ring. Ambrose into the stairs by Usos. Usos clothesline Rollins from the ring. The Shield flees as the Usos and the Rhodes stand in the ring together.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Trip and Steph in the ring for the contract signing. Justin announces The face of the WWE, Randy Orton! Orton to the ring as Steph and Trip clap for him. Orton into the ring. Bryan out to “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Bryan looks into the three smirking at him from the ring. Trip claps for Bryan.

Trip – Now, the Special Guest Ref for this WWE Championship Match at HIAC needs no introduction, but I’ll give him one anyway! The Show Stopper, The Icon, Mr. WrestleMania, Mr. HOF, a founding father of DX, and my best friend Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels!

Steph – Onto the official contract singing for the WWE Championship Match at HIAC. Randy, as The face of the WWE, you have the floor.

Orton – Well Daniel, I have to give credit where credit is due, I guess. Every week I beat you down physically, mentally, emotionally, and every week you get right back up. This Sunday at HIAC, after the beating I give you, you will not be getting right back up. I have survived against Taker at HIAC. I have beaten Sheamus and Cena inside HIAC. I can say with the utmost confidence Daniel, you have no idea what you’re getting into. Now I’m going to make sure that this Sunday at HIAC, your first HIAC will be your absolute last.

Orton takes the pen and signs the contract, after staring at Bryan a bit more. Orton slides the contract to Bryan who laughs.

Bryan – Randy, I expect nothing less from you than threats like that. You’re a ten time World Champion, and you’ve pushed me to the limits every time we’ve stepped into the ring with each other, but you and I both know if it weren’t for The Shield, for The Authority, if it weren’t for Triple H, I’d be standing in this ring now as the WWE Champion. And we also both know that I am more than capable of smashing in that so-called-face of the WWE. And with that said, I’ve got two words for you…

“Suck it”

Bryan – No, not quite. Thank you. Thank you for pushing me. Thank you for allowing me to prove that I’m way more than a B+ player. Thank you for exposing yourself as a corporate patsy. And thank you for exposing Trip and Steph as the selfish, insecure, narcissistic spoiled brats that they really are.

Bryan signs the contract.

Trip – Here’s the thing Daniel, I’ve seen guys like you come and go a million times. Guys like Jericho, Edge, RVD, all guys that are very talented, don’t get me wrong, top guys, very popular, but not the one, but never the one. Nobody wants to say this, but it needs to be said, it’s a fact, if any of those guys had been The face of the WWE back in the day, we’d all be working for Ted turner right about now. You think you’re playing in the big leagues kid? You have no idea. You step inside that HIAC, and I have a feeling, you’re going to prove to the world that all you are is a B+ player.

Bryan – Boy, you sure do talk a big game behind that suit, why don’t you trade it in for some wrestling gear, and I’ll show you how good I really am.

Trip – See, here’s the thing. That statement shows how out of it you really are. You don’t even understand what’s going on here. If I get back in this ring, which I’m perfectly capable of doing, it’s gonna be to to fight a star. It would be to get in here to face Taker, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, it sure as hell wouldn’t be Daniel Bryan. That’s what you don’t understand. Somebody like me fights A+ players. You know why I fight stars, because they want to fight a star. They wouldn’t waste their time with you. I wouldn’t waste my time fighting someone like you. Shawn Michaels shouldn’t have ever wasted his time training you.

HBK – Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey, I didn’t waste my time training him. He’s good. He’s very good. Dude, I gotta ask, what has happened to you. What happened to the guy who raged against the machine with me? What happened to the guy that drove the tank into WCW? What happened to the guy who came out here on TV and played strip poker with me? We were half nekked on live TV, it was a good time! What happened to you? Look, I hope you can understand this, I don’t care if you’re the COO, or whatever it is. I don’t care that I trained him. What I care about is the people who voted for me to guarantee them a new WWE Champion this Sunday at HIAC, and that’s exactly what I’m going to give them.

Orton – I told you Hunter. I told you last week exactly what he’s here for, he has an agenda against me, I can see it!

Trip – No Randy, at the end of the day, Shawn will do what’s right.

HBK – You’re right, I will do what’s right. I’m gonna do what’s right for the business I love. I’m gonna do what’s right for the business they love. What do you have against him? Is it that he’s smaller than you? Is it that he has an insanely grotesque beard? Heck, I had one a couple months ago, and I kind of liked it. Is it because he marches to the beat of a different drum? Or is it, is it because, after everything you’ve thrown at him, everything you’ve put him through, he proved you wrong?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Orton – You can’t beat me Daniel, I see it in your eyes. You know you can’t beat me Sunday. This Sunday Dan, I’m going to take this A+ player straight to hell! Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!

Bryan moves the table out of the way, but the tron goes to the back. An 18 wheeler, minus the trailer, heading into the arena, through people jumping out of the way. Wait, it’s Big Show! Into the arena, beside the stage. Big Show opens the door and stands in the door of the truck starting the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Big Show then motions for Orton to turn around. Orton turns right into Bryan’s knee to Orton’s face. Trip is pissed as Bryan gets the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” going. He leaves the ring and heads for Big Show. RAW ends with Bryan on the hood of the truck leading the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Biggest pop
Bryan
Big Show
HBK
Punk
Ziggler

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Trip & Steph
Heyman & Ryback

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

    Hello!
    Welcome to the RAW OTP! I have to admit that I have yet to watch SD, but I’m very excited to see what happens on RAW tonight!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Hey guys, I will be a bit behind tonight, as my wife is sick and I am getting the kids to bed. But I will be here before the show starts!

  • Justin Mayo

    Ok guys, no need to worry, I’m here! The party’s allowed to start now!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Good Evening Guys. Let’s Hope For A Good Raw Tonight

    • Justin Mayo

      From what I read last night, almost anything’s better than what BFG showed

      • The Breaker

        There were great matches, but they were plagued by awful booking and lackluster creative decisions.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Amen Breaker. That was rough.

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

            Rough is putting it mildly!

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

            Rough is putting it mildly!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Well, I am trying hard to be nice there.

          • Danny Philippi

            Thank goodness I saved my money and watched Indy beat Denver. Going to watch Hell in a Cell, though.

        • Justin Mayo

          I know, right? Even though I couldn’t watch, I was looking forward to the big 3, and reading the results, all I could do was scratch my head, stunned…and not in a pleasant way!

        • Justin Mayo

          I know, right? Even though I couldn’t watch, I was looking forward to the big 3, and reading the results, all I could do was scratch my head, stunned…and not in a pleasant way!

  • The Breaker

    Hey everybody!

    Welcome to… RAW IS…

    …Somebody help me out here.

    • Justin Mayo

      IN 15 MINUTES!
      ON MONDAY NIGHTS!
      THREE HOURS LONG!
      GIVING YOU THE SAME LOS MATADORES MATCH EACH WEEK!

      that work?

      • The Breaker

        Haha. I can tell you’re not pumped for tonight.

        • Justin Mayo

          Actually, I am! HiaC has had better buildup, even in the short time it’s had, than some of the bigger Pay Per Views recently. I gotta say, though, a lot they do still makes me wanna slam my head in a brick wall until all I can say is OLE!”

          • The Breaker

            Agreed. It looks to be a strong card. The main event storyline is kind of lacking, but HBK definitely adds a lot of intrigue.

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

            And sexy dancing! *snort* I can’t even write that with a straight face!

          • Justin Mayo

            Not to mention the near surety that Del Rio finally loses the belt he doesn’t deserve.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      JERICHO BABY!!!!

      • The Breaker

        You’d better be right junior.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I wish. He could really help the show!

          • The Breaker

            And we need someone to really let Steph have it!

          • Justin Mayo

            …gimme 5 minutes!

          • The Breaker

            I’m not sure which way you mean that. lol

          • Justin Mayo

            And that makes a good plot twist, leave the readers guessing :-P

          • Justin Mayo

            And that makes a good plot twist, leave the readers guessing :-P

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

      Being reported live by Kendra!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        When did you get the name change Kandra?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        When did you get the name change Kandra?

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

          I don’t know what you’re talking about!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            You mistyped your name in the comment!

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

            I don’t see that!

          • Justin Mayo

            I do :-P

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

            I see Kendra.

          • Justin Mayo

            My screen shows Kandra :-P

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

            Sorry guys, it’s Kendra on my end. Should I change it to Queen of WNW?

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

            Sorry guys, it’s Kendra on my end. Should I change it to Queen of WNW?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            :)

          • Jesse Sherwood

            You mistyped your name in the comment!

  • Danny Philippi

    Hello there. This should be a very well done go-home show tonight. I can say that this will be better than watching the Giants, until Santino and Khali come on.

    • Justin Mayo

      Hopefully they pull their heads back out into the sunshine and actually pull out a win this week, but sadly I’m not expecting much

      • Danny Philippi

        Prediction: Vikings 27 Giants 24.

        • Justin Mayo

          ….yeah, seems about right. What kills me is Eli’s actually pretty good, and can be a monster in the 4th quarter. I don’t know what happened this season, but it’s like he’s not even playing, even when he’s out there.

          • David Jr.

            His brother finally lost a game, so maybe he will finally win one.

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

    You guys are killing me! I want to stay and hang out with you, not write every little bit of RAW because I know how much fun you’re going to have!

  • Danny Philippi

    TWO MINUTES, I REPEAT, TWO MINUTES!

    • Justin Mayo

      Don’t you mean…THREE minutes? -cue Three Minute Warning music-

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Three Minute and we’re out of here! The clock is ticking and we got time to kill!

        • Justin Mayo

          Damn I miss that music :(

  • Gesus Oliver

    Is everyone excited for tonight? What’s everyone looking forward to?

    • Mark3man

      The lickle bull

      • Gesus Oliver

        huh?

        • Mark3man

          los matadors

  • Xavier

    What’s good everyone

  • Xavier

    What’s good everyone

    • Gesus Oliver

      Still no second Hogan wrecking ball sighting!

      • Xavier

        Lol

    • Justin Mayo

      Still no FIRST Hogan wrecking ball sighting on my end!

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

    Can they beat last week?!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And we are LIVE!!!

  • Justin Mayo

    To quote the Joker, “And here…we…go!”

  • Robbie

    HE’S HERE

    • Gesus Oliver

      I’ve been here

      • Robbie

        Shame

      • Justin Mayo

        I’m here now…I was there earlier though, but then I came back here.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I wish I could be there, as it is only an hour and a half from my house, but Family takes priority!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Kids or wife?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Both. Wife is sick and I am taking care of the kids! Just got them in bed.

        • Gesus Oliver

          that stinks! I was going to say, give the wife nyquil on some schnapps she will be fine but the kids are a different story. sorry you can’t make it man!

  • Xavier

    How many people find this Big Show/Triple H angle more interesting then Bryan/Orton right now?

    • Gesus Oliver

      I think they’re great in tandem. Give both of them a chance to develop.

    • Steve pritchard

      So far yes ! Im interested to see where theyre going with it. Bryan/ orton is still ok. But it has lost alot of steam in the past month.

  • Danny Philippi

    Stop watch on Hunter’s promo begins now.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Going for the under this week and say it is only 15 minutes!

  • Robbie

    Stephanie looks a lot hotter now that she hasn’t got the dog tag

    • Gesus Oliver

      She needs her tank top.

  • Mark3man

    whats chances of Vince ‘working’ total divas. Have Bryan and Cena both as champs and Bellas ‘fall out on’ on TD, leading to the boyfriends facing off at WM to unify the title?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not likely. The main titles need to stay separate.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Offspring “You gotta keep them separated!”

      • Mark3man

        I agree, but I’ve seen enough wrestling to know that is a possibility

  • K!NG

    better make up this week steph

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Looks like they fired the bad makeup artist!

  • Xavier

    HBK is the saving grace for this Bryan/Orton angle.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Big show reporting live from ECW?

    • Xavier

      Lol it looks like it

    • K!NG

      that is his new home

    • K!NG

      that is his new home

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sure looks like it, or a Beale Street restaurant!

  • The Breaker

    There has to be someone responsible for Big Show.

    • Xavier

      I wish it was Shane O Mac

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Vince More Than Likely

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That is the current plans, from my understanding.

    • Justin Mayo

      Sorry, I emptied my vast wealth to bring this about!

  • David Jr.

    How can Big Show be broke with the Royalties he gets from Jingle all the Way, Waterboy and Knucklehead?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Captain insano doesn’t draw anymore

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

    This is great!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Nope, it’s BRYAN!

  • David Jr.

    Triple H just contradicted himself. He said Big Show never amounted to anything and was a loser, than he says the once great career on Big Show.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Dean sure looks different lol

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Bryan vs Dean That Should Be A Great Match

  • Justin Mayo

    Did dean grow a beard? There’s something different about him, but I can’t quite raise my fingers to it…

    • Guest

      Dean?

      • Justin Mayo

        Ambrose

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Ambrose. He looks a lot like another guy…

    • Mike McCarthy

      Watched the CM Punk dvd, Ambrose was in it and he had a real shaggy beard

  • K!NG

    man i wish bret hart would show up and tell triple H how average he thinks he is

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Eh, it’d be a 4/10.

  • Danny Philippi

    Ten minutes of tonight’s Raw>One hour of the indy show last night.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Daniel Bryan enters, throwing his towel in Trip’s face. The Shield enters and back to USA

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Daniel Bryan enters, throwing his towel in Trip’s face. The Shield enters and back to USA

    • Justin Mayo

      Watch trips uses that an excuse to call the match, saying he threw in the towel

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sierra
    Hotel
    India
    Echo
    Lima
    Delta

    SHIELD!!!

    • Mike McCarthy

      Every week…….every week

      • Justin Mayo

        SHHH! I think you just made me miss Cole explaining how to download the WWE App :(

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It’s a thing I do.

  • Xavier

    For those that are keeping track. The opening promo involving Triple H went for 10 minutes putting the 20 minute myth to rest lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Lol. I took the under this week! HHH was thankfully short this week, but he averages 12-15 normally. He has pulled a few 20 minute ones over the last few months, but I think they are realizing fans won’t tolerate it today.

  • The Breaker

    Anyone think a WWE Champion won’t be crowned coming out of HIAC?

    • Xavier

      I think Orton wins thanks to a HBK heel turn.

      • Justin Mayo

        I just don’t see them pulling the heel turn unless he comes back, and far as I know, he has no intentions of coming back to the ring.

        • Xavier

          He doesn’t have to wrestle to turn heel. Remember HHH/Rock from Smackdown in 99 when HBK was the ref. He turned on The Rock

          • Justin Mayo

            Yeah but he was planned on being around for a while. I have a feeling this is more short term, and a heel turn for something like that just would be a bad idea to me

    • Jesse Sherwood

      At this point, they can’t weasel out of it. If there isn’t one crowned at HIAC, they are skirting TNA levels of bad booking.

      • Xavier

        I didn’t have a problem with the ending of Battleground. I think it set up well for HIAC.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Battleground made perfect sense. But doing it at HIAC, where there is No DQ, countouts, or typically an escape for the combatants, it makes absolutely no sense to leave the title vacant.

          • Xavier

            I agree

          • Xavier

            I agree

      • The Breaker

        Agreed, they can’t afford to pull that crap again. But I can see it happening, sadly.

        • Justin Mayo

          It’s the swerve! Promise everyone a new champion, troll entire fanbase

          • The Breaker

            Perfect WWE logic.

          • Justin Mayo

            Perfect SOMETHING, anyways

    • Mark3man

      It could be someone other than Bryan or Orton.

      • The Breaker

        How so?

        • Mark3man

          Don’t know, Matt Morgan under the ring, Vince coming in tonight and putting someone in the match …i don’t know, I just have a feeling it won’t be either of them still. Too much has been made of Bryan not winning it and Orton ‘has lost the faith’ of the management.

          • The Breaker

            The way I understand it, Triple H is completely behind Orton. I can’t see them bringing in another person to the match though.

          • Mark3man

            meant in story lines about Orton

          • Mark3man

            meant in story lines about Orton

          • Justin Mayo

            So did Breaker. Triple H has been pissed at Orton, sure, but only because he wanted the remorselessness back, which Orton brought back in spades. Nothing more’s come of it between Orton and Trips

  • Danny Philippi

    Bryan v. Ambrose could be a WrestleMania match down the road.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I still want an Elimination Chamber Match between Punk, Bryan, Ambrose, Rollins, Reigns, and Sami Zayn!

      • Justin Mayo

        Where does that leave Cesaro?

        • Gesus Oliver

          Knocking out Sami on the way to the cage edge style!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          In the WHC EC vs. Ohno, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Christian, and Chris Jericho!

          • Mike McCarthy

            Can’t wait for Hero to get called up!

  • Mark3man

    15 years….I feel old now

  • Gesus Oliver

    This has me dying. I know you aren’t supposed to share links but this is to good to pass up! http://www.buzzfeed.com/nickb29/17-reasons-why-monday-night-raw-is-better-than-mon-4z3o

  • Xavier

    BOTCH

    • Jesse Sherwood

      What botch?

      • Xavier

        Earlier in the match, when Ambrose tried to catch Bryan.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Missed it! I’ll have to rewatch it.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Missed it! I’ll have to rewatch it.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Cole and Lawler talk up the app. Lawler calls it “a new way to watch TV.”
    JBL “That’s why Bryan can’t be the face of the WWE! Can you imagine his face on two different screens?”

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Oh JBL… Perfect one liners when you aren’t on TV!

  • K!NG

    god how many times i tried to do that move to my brother when i was a kid

  • Gesus Oliver

    That is a hardcore spiderman kiss!

  • Danny Philippi

    The art of wrestling for 20 minutes every night makes the margin between good and great a mile long. Bryan and Ambrose very good, Punk great, Ryback trailer park crap.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That was a sick Surfboard! Ambrose sold it like a champ!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I always find moves like super plex’s amazing. I fall into my bed I’m out for 4-6 weeks.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Stop Flair flopping and you’ll be ok!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Well played!

  • K!NG

    that looked like the rocks spinebuster

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Nice Spinebuster by Ambrose!

    • Steve pritchard

      Very good spine buster. Made me think of double a.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Same here. Ambrose has that old-school feel to him that I adore.

        • Steve pritchard

          No doubt ambrose has a very bright future ahead. Cant wait to see him in the main event picture. Bryan/ ambrose or punk / ambrose in a iron man match at mania would be wrestling nirvana!

  • Mike McCarthy

    great match

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Great match by both men! We are seeing an instant classic feud in just a couple of short years!

  • Danny Philippi

    Someone now has to top that?

    • Justin Mayo

      At least it’s Punk, and not 3MB

    • Justin Mayo

      At least it’s Punk, and not 3MB

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s going to be a tough road, but we are sure to see a Cody Rhodes and a Goldust match later tonight! They will easily be able to match it!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Man the shots of the crowd with that “IWC Darling” is just fantastic. The guy is so over!

    • Robbie

      Ryback > Bryan

      • Gesus Oliver

        Los Matadore > Shield. #draw

        • Mike McCarthy

          Harvey Whippleman > CM Punk

          • Justin Mayo

            Mikey Whipwreck > Mick Foley

          • Justin Mayo

            Mikey Whipwreck > Mick Foley

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Brooklyn Brawler > John Cena

          • Mark3man

            Ringmaster > Stone Cold

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Zack Ryder > Bruno Sammartino

          • Xavier

            Bertha Faye > Trish Stratus

          • Gesus Oliver

            Divas > Glow

          • Alex Gallardo

            Bertha Faye could never pull off the heel Trish was in 2004-2005.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Bertha have T & A.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Alberto Del Rio > Mil Mascaras

          • David Jr.

            Mike Adamle > Jim Ross

          • Xavier

            Dixie Carter > Vince McMahon

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Vince Russo > Paul Heyman

          • Xavier

            TNA > WWE

          • Justin Mayo

            TNA>WCW

        • Xavier

          3MB > Wyatts

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Only in size and in ego!

      • The Breaker

        Mantaur > Undertaker

        • David Jr.

          Damien Demento > Undertaker.

          • Xavier

            Issac Yankem > Kane

        • Xavier

          Shark Boy > Steve Austin

          • Gesus Oliver

            I love Shark Boy.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Curry Man > Rey Mysterio

          • Gesus Oliver

            I would rather watch Curry men over rey!

  • David Jr.

    When CM Punk was WWE Champion for 434 days, he still lost out the main events to PPV to John Cena, even Cena’s match with Big Johnny main evented. So what’s the Main Event at Hell in a Cell going to be Bryan vs. Orton or Cena vs. Del Rio?

    • Xavier

      Bryan/Oron for sure because of HBK’s involvement

      • David Jr.

        I assume that, but with John Cena, you never know.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    i’m hoping they don’t screw up with Ambrose. Imagine if these guys got 30 minutes. Now that will be amazing.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Imagine a 60 minute Ironman Match!

      • Robbie

        I’m still waiting for a Punk v Bryan Ironman match for the WWE Title!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Great Match Between Both Guys. Solid Ring Work Between Both Guys and what a match

  • Danny Philippi

    Quick question: Who would be your top pick in a WWE fantasy draft?

    • Justin Mayo

      Current roster? Or anyone?

      • Danny Philippi

        Current roster.

        • Justin Mayo

          If we’re including part times, I’ll say Undertaker. if not, Cena

      • Mark3man

        HHH.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s easy. Like him or hate him, John Cena.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s easy. Like him or hate him, John Cena.

    • Xavier

      Cena.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Cesaro

    • David Jr.

      John Cena?

    • David Jr.

      John Cena?

    • The Breaker

      Right now, it has to be Cena. But in a few years it might be Ambrose, Cesaro, Ziggler, or others.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Josh Mathews plugs new “Money In The Bank Anthology” DVD, they then air the top 10 moments of Money In The Bank straight from their Youtube Channel, included Air Bourne off the ladder, Koffi Climbing the ladder before Henry set it up, Hardy Jumps off a ladder through Edge and another Ladder, Morrison moonsaults out the ring while holding a ladder, Boom Drop off a ladder through the announce table

  • Xavier

    I pray to God HIAC is the end of Punk/Heyman. This feud has gone on 2 months too far.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think it has to go to Survivor Series. Punk will get the win here, but Heyman will insist on Punk’s Team vs. The Heyman Guys.

      • Xavier

        I’m ready to see Punk feud with someone else without any involvement from Heyman

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I agree, but I think that is the logical conclusion. Punk has to have an ultimate victory, and that would be it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Interesting on stage promo, why not the ring?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Attack maybe?

    • The Breaker

      Someone might run out from behind him.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Hit and Run from Heymans scooter?

    • Xavier

      Because it’s Punk/Ryback lol. Ain’t nobody paying to see that

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

    Uh oh! It’s shawn helping show

  • Mike McCarthy

    ….please no

  • Danny Philippi

    WTF!

  • The Breaker

    Good ol’ immature HBK. Gotta love him!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That laugh made me laugh! He’d make a great voice actor for animated kids shows!

      • Xavier

        Marty Jannetty > Shawn Michaels

  • Xavier

    I don’t care what anyone says, Santino is still very entertaining

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He is, but don’t disgrace Elvis!

      • Xavier

        Elvis disgraced himself lol. He let himself go big time in thr late 60s/early 70s lol. Dude got about as big as a house

    • The Breaker

      I agree, but there’s no entertainment value with Khali involved.

      • Xavier

        I agree, but surprisingly he still turns a profit for McMahon. Khali is the main reason why the WE was able to land a TV deal in the Southeast Asian market (one of the most populated areas in the world)

        • The Breaker

          I’ve heard that before, but it’s crazy to even consider Khali a draw.

          • Xavier

            Lol it is hard to imagine. Different strokes for different folks I guess

  • Justin Mayo

    um…what?

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m just going to not watch this match.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    What’s the deal with Santino Presley?

    • Robbie

      What’s the deal with Hornswoggle altogether?

      • Brandon Ceielo

        Horny is there for the kids.

        • Justin Mayo

          I couldn’t read that with a straight face, I’m sorry…I’m as mature as HBK!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Santino as Elvis… He just joined my list of people to take with me to the Netherworld!

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

    was that the honky tonk man

  • Ashley

    Did I really just see that?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Bathroom break!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep! Need to pull out the mind bleach for this one!

    • Justin Mayo

      Switched to check the score before my sanity crumbles…

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Looks like Santino’s opponent is Heath Slater, not a tag match.
    Slater “Ladies and Gentleman you are looking at the kings of rock n roll!”
    McIntyre makes some joke that made zero sense about incest….
    Mahal says that Elvis is dead but 3MB is alive!

    • Brandon Ceielo

      Am I the only one liking that the App updates are here?
      In short, thanks!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope, we appreciate Mike’s work on bringing us these updates!

  • Danny Philippi

    Tell me when Santino and Khali are out of that ring. Giants driving against the Vikings.

    • Justin Mayo

      looks like a good drive actually!

  • Alex Gallardo

    PG pukes actually do make Raw better for me. I have more time to listen to Miley.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And his opponent is Slater? This can’t get much worse!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      How about if Los Matadores music hit mid match and they cost 3MB the match? Just saying

    • The Breaker

      It’s supposed to be the King of Rock n’ Roll vs the pretend rockstars!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I’m gonna go grab a snack

  • David Jr.

    The one plus in this match. 3MB won’t be fighting Los Matadores

    • Jesse Sherwood

      OMG, you’re right! YES! YES! YES!

    • Xavier

      LMAO very true. They may be finally starting their feud with The Real Americans. Probably won’t be much better though

    • The Breaker

      They’ve been building up Los Matadores vs The Real Americans, so that could happen tonight.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Ok, seeing Santino whip into a powerwalk just made my night

  • K!NG

    Shake rattle and roll

  • K!NG

    King Cobra

  • Mike McCarthy

    so he wears his ring gear under his tuxedo?

  • Robbie

    That was awful

  • Alex Gallardo

    Just more boring Raw filler. Can WWE please give us something legit for once?

    • Mike McCarthy

      legit? so something like Bryan vs, Ambrose….?

      • Alex Gallardo

        Almost anything, but these PG pukes that waste TV time.

        • Brandon Ceielo

          Oh yeah, I agree if you’re talking about Horny and Khali. I do like Santino though. No comment on 3MB since I haven’t seen much of them at all.

      • Xavier

        Truthfully I didn’t think that match was that good.

    • Brandon Ceielo

      Were you here for the Bryan / Ambrose match? That was pretty good.

      • Alex Gallardo

        Yeah, and I’m not a big fan of them, but they were better than that last match.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    All of this for another cheap Jerry Lawler pop?

    • The Breaker

      Just don’t think about it too hard.

    • Mark3man

      Honky Tonk Man > Jerry Lawler

      • Danny Philippi

        Brian Christopher > Jerry Lawler

        • Justin Mayo

          Zach Gowen > Mark Henry

          • Gesus Oliver

            Gowens a prick

  • Xavier

    Worst Honky Tonk impression ever lol

  • Ashley

    Why wasn’t this on the app instead?

  • Gesus Oliver

    My pick was Shawn V Razor. Talk about a great match!

    • Xavier

      Agreed.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That match set a bar for Shawn’s entire career, which he vaulted over every night.

      • Anand Vijayakumar

        He is probably one of the guys who consistently had classics day in and day out.. If he can make Khali look decent in the ring – then there is absolutely nothing this man cannot do…

        What a shame he isnt wrestling any more. But, am happy that he is enjoying his retired life after years of beating down on his body.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Recap of this weeks Triple H and Michael Cole interview

  • K!NG

    I like both ryback and CM Punk but im not sure about there second hell in a cell match.

  • Danny Philippi

    Dolph Ziggler is Morrisoning.

    • Xavier

      That’s not a good thing

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And we get Ziggler vs. Orton! This should be a good match!

  • Mike McCarthy

    I think Vince comes back either tonight or next monday

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It would make more sense to have him return next week, setting up Team VKM/Big Show vs. Team Authority.

      • Mike McCarthy

        Yeah it seems most likely but they’re really chipping away at the invisible wall

      • Xavier

        From a storyline stand point it really doesn’t make sense for Vince to oppose HHH/Steph. Seeing how he left endorsing them

        • Justin Mayo

          He could say they took it too far, overstepped their bounds, and he’s had enough, as HE’S still the owner

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Set it up with the fact that Vince thought they could take over the company, but they showed just how they weren’t ready with their abuses of power. Now he wants that control back, and will use anyone he can, even people he doesn’t like, to get it back.

  • Xavier

    Dolph Ziggler has become irrelevant in recent months

    • Justin Mayo

      Dolph who?

      • Xavier

        Lol, the dude who does all that bully aching on the internet

        • Justin Mayo

          Thought that was Rybread :-P but yeah, hopefully Zigglypuff gets out of the doghouse soon. He has the skills and charisma, but his mouth is just shooting him in the foot each time he opens it

      • David Jr.

        Lundgren? If he dies, he dies.
        I must break you.

        • Justin Mayo

          Well he died in the Expendables! does that count?

          • David Jr.

            No he didn’t

          • Justin Mayo

            Thought that was Dolph Lundgren that Stallone fought, former team mate

          • David Jr.

            You thought he died, but he was partying with them at the end of the movie, and he’s in the sequel too.

          • Justin Mayo

            Huh…I’ll have to rewatch it again, thought he died in that warehouse

          • David Jr.

            He is saved and rejoins them in the end.

          • Justin Mayo

            I expected Austin would have had at least a SOMEWHAT larger and more intense role, but still a good movie! Still haven’t seen 2 yet

          • David Jr.

            Arnold and Willis have bigger roles, Chuck Norris plays a parody of the Chuck Norris Jokes, and JCVD is awesome as the villian.

          • Xavier

            They need to bring in the guy who played Apollo from Rocky, just saying

          • David Jr.

            Carl Weathers would be awesome in it, but I think him and Stallone had a falling out.

          • Xavier

            Yeah I heard about that, happened around the time Stallone was filming the last Rocky installment

    • The Breaker

      He just doesn’t have a storyline. It happens to pretty much anyone that isn’t a main eventer. At least he’s on TV every week.

      • Danny Philippi

        You can say that about John Morrison some two years ago, hence the term Morrisoning.

        • The Breaker

          Interesting comparison, but I think Ziggler has a higher ceiling than Morrison.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ever since his WHC loss, he has fallen hard. But he still gets a good reaction from the crowd!

  • Danny Philippi

    Orton is still getting face pop from the crowd. Not good when Hell in a Cell is six days away.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I still maintain it’s his music more than Orton himself.

      • Justin Mayo

        Hey, in his defense, Rev Theory’s kind of awesome!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Memphis has a St Louis AAA Baseball team in their town. They will treat Orton like this is his second hometown.

  • Danny Philippi

    Ziggler takes the bump hard. Orton is going to capitalize.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Ziggler just completely outworked Orton

    • Justin Mayo

      As usual

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This is why he is a top tier talent. Orton worked well, but Ziggler made him look just a step better than usual. Ziggler enhances just about anyone he works with.

      • Xavier

        I disagree, Orton’s been having really good matches with just about everyone since he turned heel

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Oh, I agree. Orton has looked fantastic since turning heel, almost like a new man. But Ziggler seems to bring out that little bit extra with everyone he works with. That wasn’t meant to be a knock on Orton by any means.

    • Xavier

      Not really

  • Justin Mayo

    Running RKO…ALMOST something new, I suppose?

  • The Breaker

    Two very good matches so far tonight, and it’s only just past 9 PM Eastern!

  • Mark3man

    One thing about Orton, he knows how to work that RKO

    • Mike McCarthy

      Far better than DDP

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I wouldn’t go that far. The Diamond Cutter was truly unpredictable. DDP seemed to be trying to find new ways to use it for his entire career.

  • Cubed56

    That is why Ziggler deserves to be in main events, just my opinion

    • Justin Mayo

      Amen my brother!

  • David Jr.

    Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan, who will be the face of the WWE? I say it will end up being John Cena.

    • The Breaker

      It never stopped being Cena.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    I missed most of the match due to letting the dogs out, but that was pretty good as well. Just wish Ziggler was still being pushed. I liked when there were like 4-6 people fighting to try become the WWE Champion a long while ago. Made the title seem more important. Now it’s only put through storyline.

  • Mike McCarthy

    i tried my best, but my cold’s pretty bad. I need some more sleep so night everyone! Wish I could stay longer!

    • The Breaker

      Take it easy.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Take care Mike. Get well soon!

    • Brandon Ceielo

      Good night, man. Hope you get to feeling better.

  • Guest

    Cena is not back yet and he is already ticking me off

    • Mark3man

      I’ve never liked the over the top baby face. But Cena has done some amazing stuff. Remember his feud with edge when Big Show chokeslamed him into the search light. Cena at time has been the only thing holding the show together, but I like many would like a little character tweak. He is too much like the 80′s babyfaces, he needs that slight edge that sometimes comes through

  • Danny Philippi

    MNF alert: End of 1st quarter – Vikings 7 Giants 3.

  • Justin Mayo

    MNF Update, Vikings lead the Giants 7-3 at the end of the 1st quarter, and I’m sad to be a Giants fan :(

    • David Jr.

      Don’t worry they eventually have to win one. Oh wait I heard that in 2008 (I’m a Lions fan, 2008 Lions 0-16)

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A little late to the party Justin! Danny beat you to it!

    • Danny Philippi

      Who could have thought the Jets would have the better qb, defense, and team.

  • Justin Mayo

    I’ll return shortly, guys! have dishes to take care of real quick

  • Gesus Oliver

    Does anyone here plan on buying WWE 2K14?

    • Gesus Oliver

      and for what system?

      • Mark3man

        PS3 but my disk drive is broken so depends on download size, if not hopefully a ps vita version will come out. I’ve bought every one since the first one.

        • Gesus Oliver

          Sweet, I need someone to job for me :-p

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No Vita version this year, otherwise I might have picked up that one!

          • Mark3man

            I know, but I live in hope. Vita needs some games soon. Its gathering more dust than my Wii U

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Apparently I was wrong! IGN lists it as having a Vita version! Personally, I am playing through the entire Persona series in order on my Vita right now.

          • Mark3man

            Just downloaded walking dead series one, it was only £15 so thats what I’m hoping gets my vita going

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Well, we are getting it on sale in the US this week for like $10. I might pick it up.

          • Mark3man

            same sort of price, guess we got the sale a little early

          • Steve pritchard

            I heard its coming to ps4 . So it will def be on vita if thats the case. Most ps4 games will be playable on vita . According to sony.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’ll be picking it up for PS3, but after last year’s debacle I will wait until Black Friday this year. Walmart had 13 on sale for $25 last year.

      • The Breaker

        PS3. I don’t have a 360 and the Wii versions are generally terrible. Is it for Wii U?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I think so. Let me check.

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          Its just for PS3 and Xbox 360

          • Steve pritchard

            Ps4 and xbox one too. I heard.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yes, it will have a Wii U version, but no Wii version.

          • The Breaker

            Hm, well if there aren’t any strange motion controls I might get it for Wii U because I don’t have a lot to play for it. For some reason the Wii version always got the short end when it came to features, so here’s hoping that’s not the case this year for Wii U.

        • Gesus Oliver

          Forget the Wii U, I need more people to squash on ps3

    • Xavier

      Yessir!

    • The Breaker

      I usually wait for the reviews before deciding.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Me Too. Last time I bought it a week after it came out. Then after that it was on sale during Black Friday for $25 so I’m waiting!

        • The Breaker

          I hate getting burned like that.

    • KINGFRANCHISE

      yupppp

    • Brandon Ceielo

      I’m getting the Phenom Edition on 360.
      Edit: Just because Taker is God. Didn’t like the new WWE games. SvR06 was my favorite.

    • Steve pritchard

      Yes. But im gonna have to wait for it on next gen. I traded my 360 for ps4 pre order. Havent heard if or when its coming to next gen . But im sure it will.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        My understanding is it will be, but not until early 2014.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I’m not entirely sure I will be getting a PS4 for quite a while.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I will, but considering the lack of backwards compatibility, I’ll be keeping my old systems.

          • Brandon Ceielo

            I still have every system I ever had (and I do have Wii, Wii U, PS3, 360 now). If any of my systems went missing, I’d have a panic attack.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Agreed. My wife hates it. I have nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Gen, N64, Xbox, xbox 360, PS2, and PS3. It’s quite a lot but I am proud that they all still work!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I do too, but in various forms. I have a combo NES/SNES because both of mine quit the same month.

          • Ashley

            what?! they won’t have backwards compatibiity? is that just for ps4 or the xbox1 too?

          • The Breaker

            Neither systems are backwards compatible. They just want to be able to resell old games in compilations and such.

          • Ashley

            well that is irritating

          • Jesse Sherwood

            The PS4 is going to have some wonky streaming option, but I can’t see it working well.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Both. They have such different hardware specs from their predecessors that it was impossible.

          • The Breaker

            I won’t be getting it right away, but only because I still have PS3 games I’m playing!

          • Steve pritchard

            Sony has a pretty good track record of working pretty good at launch. Of course the ps2 had the disc tray error . But ps3 had a failure rate of under 3 percent at launch compared to the xbox 360 which had somewhere around 60 percent. Plus i had little spat with xbox live a few months back and couldnt access my account that i payed 60 bucks for! So needless to say i will never buy another microsoft product ever again. Plus ive played all i care to play this gen. So im ready for whats next. But i still have my nes , snes and n64 . I also bought a wii u a few weeks ago . So i really dint need the 360 i traded in any way.

  • Xavier

    I have a feeling Brie will go over on Sunday

    • The Breaker

      She’s pinned AJ twice, so I’m not certain she’ll go over at the PPV. But it is kind of funny how she’s been losing ever since she got Tamina on her side, just like when Ziggler had Big E.

  • Danny Philippi

    Tag team matches are the Bellas worst enemy. No ability of twin magic.

    • Xavier

      Wonder Twin Power Activate!

      • David Jr.

        Nikki must be the one who turns into water, that’s why she’s bigger.

  • Ashley

    I’m glad Nikki is back, it was worrisome with the amount of time she had to be off

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Stress Fractures are a really touchy injury. I’m glad they took a cautious approach to hers.

      • Ashley

        Tell me about it! My doctor thinks I have a stress fracture in my foot and it is incredibly painful!

        • Gesus Oliver

          Sounds stressful!

          • Ashley

            haha Gesus, i might crack from all this stress!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Hopefully it isn’t anything serious. I still have problems from a duck fracture in my right foot and that was 12 years ago when I had that!

          • Ashley

            I hope it isn’t anything too bad either but I’ve dealt with worse before so I know I can handle it

  • Xavier

    Usos vs The Shield will likely be the match of the night. They have great chemistry. The Shield will more the likely go over but I wouldn’t mind seeing the Rhodes vs The Usos

    • Cubed56

      Same here, unfortunately I don’t see them allowing the shield to go under two weeks in a row

  • Mark3man

    I’d love a samoan stable. Rock, Rikishi, Uso’s and Reigns….Just need one of the headshrinkers to adopt Samoa Joe

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I do hope Big E’s Face turn succeeds. Hopefully it would send the message to creative that they have been pushing the wrong big guy.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      His face character in NXT was really good! Here’s hoping he gets a solid chance.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I am excited to see Big E get a face push. I can’t wait to see what he can achieve. I hope WWE doesn’t take a hot n cold approach.

  • Danny Philippi

    Heyman is magic with his promos.

  • The Breaker

    Heyman’s playing the old timey promoter (to a ridiculous extreme)! It’s so great.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Heyman is going Warrior with this promo! I love it!

    • Gesus Oliver

      I was just going to say that!

  • Xavier

    Terrible promo. Can this feud be done already. This is quickly becoming one of the worst feuds of the past few years

  • The Breaker

    Really cool footage of Bryan in his early days!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I remember watching a lot of these TWA matches. Our local cable company uses Fox Southwest, and they replayed TWA late at night.

  • k!NG

    THERE HERE

    • Gesus Oliver

      They’re

      • K!NG

        thanks

  • Mark3man

    We’re here

  • Danny Philippi

    We’re here… dumb du du dumb.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I could watch that promo 100 more times and still be happy. That was good!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Catching flies…

  • The Breaker

    It’ll be the Wyatt Family vs Los Matadores. Calling it!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Primetime Players. That was the House Show match Sunday.

      • The Breaker

        Probably. I wasn’t being serious.

        It’s Kingston and Miz!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It makes storyline sense, at least!

  • David Jr.

    I followed the buzzards last night, they lead me to the Viejas Arena

  • Cubed56

    After seeing that HBK/Bryan promo, it makes my feeling worse that HBK will turn on Bryan this Sunday at HIAC

    • Xavier

      I agree

      • Cubed56

        I hope we are wrong, but it’s a sick feeling I have in my gut.

        • Xavier

          I actually think that’s the only interesting thing they can do with the finish. Unless creative is ready to end this Bryan/Orton feud.

          • Cubed56

            True, but then I feel Orton/DB will take an even bigger backseat to HBK vs HHH

          • Xavier

            I think it’s already too late for that.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’m not so sure. But at least if it does happen, it will be something different for HBK. He hasn’t been heel since he retired!

        • Cubed56

          Screwing over DB is getting overplayed though, that’s why I really hope it doesn’t happen

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Agreed. This needs as clean of an ending as WWE can give it.

  • Danny Philippi

    Miz an Kofi, the Mid-Card Mafia. Sad but true.

    • Anand Vijayakumar

      Thankfully they did not face 3MB. Instead their feud with Wyatt family was continued…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And it was Kofi and Miz. Makes sense with the storyline.

  • Cubed56

    Someone mentioned team punk vs team Heyman at survivor series, I could see it, punk, Langston, Kofi, miz, and on other vs Ryback, axel, and the Wyatt’s, if lesnar isn’t there

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It makes some sense, but I am unsure of the Wyatts. I think they will have something bigger at SS.

      • Cubed56

        I hope so, but storyline wise it would make sense to have those teams if there aren’t other plans for the Wyatt’s

  • Xavier

    That was actually a fun little tag match.

  • Mark3man

    JBL or Harper on clothslines?

    • KINGFRANCHISE

      JBL

    • Brandon Ceielo

      JBL still has my favorite clothesline.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      JBL. His was so stiff that Jake Roberts refused to take another one!

    • Cubed56

      Jbl hands down

  • The Breaker

    Wyatt has a presence that very few today are capable of.

  • Gesus Oliver

    He is so good! I love this storyline.

  • Mr.V

    Holding his eyes open … don’t think I’ve seen that before

    • Brandon Ceielo

      That was an awesome touch.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And here comes Punk…

  • KINGFRANCHISE

    TAG MATCH!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Teddy Long Special!

  • Cubed56

    If Heyman thinks big e is a marginal talent, I’d like to hear his true feelings on axel and Ryback

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ouch!

      • Cubed56

        Just tell like it is my man

  • Xavier

    It’s funny hearing Axel call Big E a rookie considering that Axel looks like a rookie in the ring and on the mic compared to Big E

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Big E. is showing some grit! He just wrote his own ticket!

  • Danny Philippi

    In the memory of Theodore R. Long, Vickie made a tag match. I personally dig the pink trunks on Punk.

  • Danny Philippi

    MNF alert: Two minute warning in the first half – Giants 10 Vikings 7

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Justin Mayo is sure to be happy!

      • Justin Mayo

        YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    What a way to botch Vickie! The match never started, so how can it restart?

    • The Breaker

      JBL was quick to catch that.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I know! Still sad, considering that she has been on TV for over 6 years.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Just looked at my clock, and this week’s show has really flown by! It doesn’t feel like we have been watching for 2 hours.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Raw has really lost my attention in the last 45 mins…

  • jdl

    My god, the irony of Axel calling anyone a rookie is just… I’ll never have to press my clothes ever again!

  • Cubed56

    Does anyone else feel it would be different for axel if they would’ve just let him come back by himself as joe hennig?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Or at least as a face. He just is not working as a heel. At least not as a heel in the vein of his father.

    • The Breaker

      It’s not the name. He has zero charisma and doesn’t connect to the fans.

  • Justin Mayo

    I’m Back! What’d I miss, who died, and who’s pregnant?

    • KINGFRANCHISE

      NOTHING!!

      • Justin Mayo

        -jumps back and covers ears- whoa! put the megaphone down and try again! lol

        • KINGFRANCHISE

          sorry, nothing.

          • Justin Mayo

            much better! was watching a bit while doing dishes, but nothing really surprised me

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You are on both fronts! Zombie pregnancy!

      • Justin Mayo

        What do vegetarian zombies eat? GRAAAAINS!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Langston vs. Axel at HIAC! Calling it!

    • The Breaker

      We’re obviously in agreement!

  • The Breaker

    So is it safe to say it’ll be Big E vs Axel for the IC Title?

    • Xavier

      With Big E going over thus ending Axel forever hopefully

    • Xavier

      With Big E going over thus ending Axel forever hopefully

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Agreed Xavier! Let’s get the IC Title off of Axel!

      • The Breaker

        Yep. Axel should just split off from Heyman and reemerge as a face after a few weeks off.

        • Xavier

          Or back down to Florida and get a personality

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Burn!

          • The Breaker

            Been there, done that with him though.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    R-Truth as the WWESC pitchman? Yes! I was rolling with laughter!

  • The Breaker

    They should have R-Truth selling t-shirts at every live event.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *High 5′s Breaker*

      • The Breaker

        *high fives back*

  • Danny Philippi

    At least R-Truth can be heard at this souvenier stand. Unlike two years ago. Remember?

  • Cubed56

    Ron killings just made me laugh my ass off, greatest salesman ever!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Now if we can get Crazy Ron doing Bag Specials, I’d be happy!

      • Cubed56

        That would be great

      • Justin Mayo

        And in comes Little Jimmy with the promo code?

        “And for one night only, I’m offering you a deal of 20% off! Our code is…is…Jimmy, where you at? I told you to be here right at 10pm! I need that code, Little Jimmy!”

    • Xavier

      Lol same here

  • Xavier

    The WWE Main Event show just gave away the winner of the tag match later basically

  • Robbie

    Zeb doesn’t draw

    • Gesus Oliver

      WE THE PEOPLE who don’t draw.

    • Xavier

      I agree, he’s not much of an artist.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Good one!

        • Xavier

          I do what I can lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Goldust vs. Rollins on Main Event? I’ll have to watch it this week on Hulu, I guess!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Goldust vs. Rollins on Main Event? I’ll have to watch it this week on Hulu, I guess!

  • Xavier

    Wait, no way O’LE tonight?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They’ll be on the ramp at some point tonight.

  • The Breaker

    What is this, WWE Main Event?

    • Justin Mayo

      What is this, Monday Night Raw for ants?!

      • The Breaker

        … I don’t get it.

        • Justin Mayo

          Zoolander?

          • The Breaker

            Ah of course. I haven’t seen it in such a long time.

          • Justin Mayo

            Same but it’s a classic!

  • David Jr.

    So the Giant Swing on Los Matadores, could it be done?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Both? That’d be awesome!

      • Justin Mayo

        or even all 3, if done right!

      • David Jr.

        Yeah, that’s what I meant, both at the same time.

  • Eh

    Butt Gore

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Cole just used the Gore, Gore, Gore! I miss Rhyno!

    • Gesus Oliver

      He frequents this are a lot. I have a funny Rhyno match story!

  • Gesus Oliver

    A talking bull? Kayfabe=Dead.

    • Justin Mayo

      You mean you didn’t know? Monday Night Raw’s in Narnia tonight!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    We The People chant!

    • The Breaker

      I think you can owe it to Cesaro. He’s so over with the fans right now.

  • Xavier

    This is like the 4th tag match tonight. Is Teddy Long booking the show tonight

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He has to be!

  • Xavier

    Brodus looks like he’s taking a nap while in the giant swing lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Brodus put his arms behind his head too soon.

  • Robbie

    I don’t like the Giant Swing because of the IWC

    • Xavier

      Lol

    • Gesus Oliver

      That’s just a darling movie. Sleeper hold is a larger than life move I can get behind.

      • Robbie

        Sleeper hold on a pole match

        • Gesus Oliver

          Pole matches were never good until they got to WCW.

          • Justin Mayo

            Speaking of, who said you could get down off yours?

          • Justin Mayo

            Speaking of, who said you could get down off yours?

          • Gesus Oliver

            Aint no pole gonna hold this body down.

  • Xavier

    Zeb as JBL’s manager during the Eddie Gurrereo feud would of been gold.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    MATILDA!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sorry, some explanation is in order for my last shout. Dutch Mantell was infamous for using a bullwhip he affectionately named Matilda in his matches back when he was an active wrestler. I am ecstatic to see him bring it back.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Thanks I didn’t know that. I was ready to see Dutch send people to the chokey. Maybe even a Danny Devito appearance.

    • The Breaker

      I love subtle nods to the past like that. Thanks for the tidbit!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No problem. I grew up with Dutch, and he is one of the best minds this industry has ever had. His matches may never have been the prettiest, but he always knew just how to hold the crowd in the palms of his hands.

        • Gesus Oliver

          Better mind than Jake the Snake?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’d say just a step under him. Face or heel, Dutch delivered.

          • Gesus Oliver

            good point. Honestly I would love to see a docu on dutch. I’m upset i don’t know as much as I should about him.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Read his 2 books. There are a lot of great stories in them of his career and he talks of how helped shape some of the various huge names in the industry such as Stone Cold, Undertaker, Kane, and Sting, all of which have been verified by the workers themselves.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I didn’t know he had books! I’ll get ahold of you on Facebook about it!

        • The Breaker

          Even though they have him on-screen, WWE could really use his creative input. He’s been involved in that capacity for WWE before right?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Not really. He’s been consulted, but nothing major. He was a lead in TNA from 2002-2009, until they started negotiating with HH and EB. He didn’t like the idea of them coming in and was released. He also wrote for the IWA in Puerto Rico for 4 hours of TV each week for 5 years by himself and drew 15′s and a 55% market share there.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Not really. He’s been consulted, but nothing major. He was a lead in TNA from 2002-2009, until they started negotiating with HH and EB. He didn’t like the idea of them coming in and was released. He also wrote for the IWA in Puerto Rico for 4 hours of TV each week for 5 years by himself and drew 15′s and a 55% market share there.

  • Danny Philippi

    MNF alert: Start of the 2nd half – Giants 10 Vikings 7.

  • Danny Philippi

    MNF alert: Start of the 2nd half – Giants 10 Vikings 7.

  • Danny Philippi

    WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff match: Axel v. Big E for the IC title.

    • Xavier

      I’d be cool with that.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It’s official!

        • Xavier

          Really?

        • Xavier

          Really?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yes.

          • Robbie

            Really?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Locks Robbie in Gesus’ basement.*

    • Gesus Oliver

      I am finally pumped for a pre show!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And we are now abusing Cole with a brawling buddy… I approve!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Time to bring back the Cole Mine!

  • The Breaker

    I get the reason for it, but they’re overdoing it with these Cena packages.

    Oh and the line from Cena saying “I’m not going to change who I am” made me laugh. We’ve seen it for the past 10 years!

    • Justin Mayo

      Yeah, but this one’s pretty well done, at least!

      • The Breaker

        They’re really well put together. No disagreements there. WWE production has been doing a great job with videos lately.

        • Justin Mayo

          It was honest, showing his ups and downs unbiased but not shoving them in our faces, and I had to laugh when the fan threw his shirt back at him!

  • Xavier

    Really good video package there

  • Cubed56

    Could we please get that 2002-2004 wrestling move set from john cena back

  • Gesus Oliver

    Yikes the quick transition from 2002 to now really shows you how old Cena is starting to get.

    • Ashley

      well he is 36

      • Gesus Oliver

        Yes, but you can see in his face how 13 years in this business really runs you down.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    A helpless announcer? Josh is a trained wrestler!

    • Xavier

      So is Curtis Axel so what’s your point lol

      • Justin Mayo

        BURN!

  • The Breaker

    Awesome remix song for the Rhodes boys!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Poor Matthews, he’s just doing his job.

  • Justin Mayo

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love the Black Reign-style facepaint Goldie’s been wearing lately, shows off his more serious side

    • Robbie

      Black Reign is what WWE needs to get some serious ratings

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love this mashup of Goldust and Cody’s themes! Almost as good as Crank the Walls Down!

    • David Jr.

      Not as good as Ryback and Heidenreich.

  • Gesus Oliver

    That theme just gave me goosebumps! WWE Give these guys a 100 year contract.

  • Cubed56

    Could someone explain to me why Cody gets to come out in a suit, and Goldust has to come out in full get up

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because of VKM.

      • Xavier

        No No No. It’s because his daddy wasn’t there enough so him painting his face gold and stuff is him crying out for attention lol.

    • Xavier

      He comes out in his get up to show how important it is to have a father in your life, Goldust is that dude in “Big Daddy” Adam Sandler warned that kid about. Not having a daddy in your life really makes you do strange stuff lol

      • Cubed56

        Lol, great answer

  • Xavier

    Still love the Usos entrance

  • Danny Philippi

    So which Uso is the one dating Naomi?

    • The Breaker

      Jimmy Uso, whichever one he is.

    • Xavier

      The one that I envy, that lucky chump lol

  • Xavier

    Those new tag belts look like giant tokens

  • The Breaker

    Goldust at announce is very entertaining.

  • Xavier

    OH SNAP! LMFAO

  • Justin Mayo

    Sorry, I have to leave early guys :( puppy is going crazy early, need to get this taken care of, which probably includes a walk.

    • Xavier

      Aight bro, take it easy.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Makes you wonder who is in control you or the dog :-p

    • Gesus Oliver

      Makes you wonder who is in control you or the dog :-p

      • Justin Mayo

        Hey, what can I say, she’s nothing but a Gesus in heat. ZING

    • Gesus Oliver

      Makes you wonder who is in control you or the dog :-p

    • The Breaker

      Have fun Justin!

  • Danny Philippi

    Had it with JBL, checking in on MNF.

    • Danny Philippi

      Had it with Gruden, checking in on Raw.

      • Justin Mayo

        Out of the frying pan, into the fire?

    • Danny Philippi

      Had it with Gruden, checking in on Raw.

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

    Has anyone been keeping track of the number of obvious botches?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      In this match? Or in general tonight?

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

        All night.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’ll text you with what I have seen.

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

            Thanks

    • Gesus Oliver

      I’ll let you know the official number when Bothamania out.

    • The Breaker

      Goldust has made me laugh so much during this match that I haven’t been noticing.

    • Danny Philippi

      Maffew already has them loaded into his Mac.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Yikes, we are really low on comments this week.

    • The Breaker

      Almost 600. Only a little below average I think.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s been a slow night. Some good matches have helped keep it down!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Aren’t the Uso’s and Reigns some how related?

    • Ashley

      cousins I believe

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Aye!

  • Xavier

    I’d love to see the Usos, The Shield & the Rhodes in a TLC match

    • Ashley

      That would be great!

    • Gesus Oliver

      *drools*

      • Xavier

        Lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Looks like we are getting a triple threat at HIAC!

      • Xavier

        I don’t normally do this but YES! YES! YES!

      • The Breaker

        That would be… best for business!

  • Robbie

    Triple Threat Tag Match?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Looks like it!

      • Robbie

        It’s official!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Has there ever been a triple tornado tag HIAC match? Also, would you be interested in seeing it?

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

      Not that I know of, and the tornado part wouldn’t matter at that point.

      • Gesus Oliver

        I know i was playing it safe more or less with the “Tornado.”

  • Xavier

    HBK is about to outshine Bryan & Orton on the mic here. Cubed56 where you at lol.

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

      I could outshine Orton on mic right after dental surgery!

      • Xavier

        Lol The Orton hate is strong within you my friend

  • Gesus Oliver

    I just realized Technically Uso’s main evented Raw.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s what’s Best for Business!

    • The Breaker

      It was an exciting match. I don’t have a problem with it being the last match on RAW.

  • The Breaker

    Triple Threat Tag match confirmed!

  • Xavier

    I’m looking forward to the Triple Threat Tag match more then I am any other match this Sunday. Just wish it was a TLC match.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I think that match can steal the show this Sunday

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Can’t wait to see HBK in the ref stripes on Sunday!

    • The Breaker

      He should’ve kept the grizzly beard, but I guess he didn’t want to appear partial to Daniel Bryan.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      We are always guaranteed for something major happening whenever HBK wears the stripes

  • Ashley

    Oh how I love HBK!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’m starting to see some grey patches in Orton’s beard!

    • Gesus Oliver

      I know how he feels.

      • Robbie

        You old fart

        • Gesus Oliver

          says the boy still in elementary school.

          • Robbie

            What the hell is Elementary school? You’re like Hogan. Just leave.

    • Xavier

      Lol me too

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Orton does have an interesting record in the HIAC match. 2-2 with a narrow loss to Taker, wins over Cena and Sheamus, and a loss to Mark Henry.

  • Gesus Oliver

    He may not be the strongest on the mic but he has grown so much on it. I am in love with Daniel Bryan.

  • Xavier

    Triple H digging in on Bryan.

  • Ashley

    Did we just time travel back 12 years? what is up with the damn laser pointers?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Sadly I am giggling remembering when that was cool.

      • Ashley

        And I just read an article today on CNN about people using them and pointing them at pilots. the FAA is investigating into it. Way to put people’slives at risk

        • Gesus Oliver

          That’s been a huge issue for years.

          • Ashley

            Just thought it was odd I read an article today about them and then see them on Raw. i don’t even know anyone with one them so just found it really odd it happened on same day.

    • Xavier

      I noticed that too, it was green

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s Memphis Ashley. They do odd things like that! They hold on to the past better than any fans I know.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Nice Ted Turner bomb!

  • Xavier

    Bryan & Orton sound so bad on the mic compared to Triple H & Shawn Michaels.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Do you think we could be in for another HHH v HBK match? Do you want to see it?

  • The Breaker

    Triple H and HBK are overshadowing Bryan and Orton.

    • Xavier

      Yup. Triple H basically owned Bryan on the mic tonight

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Orton just pulled a Bully Ray in this promo!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Big Show?

  • Cubed56

    One of two things are coming out of this Sunday, HBK turns on DB and HHH and HBK are a heel dx type again, or HBK kicks ortons teeth down his throat setting up HHH v HBK at SS or WM 30. Just my thoughts

    • Xavier

      I don’t really see what a HBK vs Triple H match accomplishes at this point.

      • Cubed56

        Me either, that’s just wwe logic for you

    • David Jr.

      HBK is retired, and I think he’s never coming back.

      • Cubed56

        I agree, just saying that’s what wwe logic would do, or big show steps in and fights for HBK, and we find out that HBK was behind show the whole time

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Unlike Flair and so many others I personally would like to see HBK stick to his word and remain retired. What match can possibly top the epic match and send off that he had against Taker at WM26? He can be the referee or in Triple H’s corner during Hunter’s last match but Shawn should stay retired. He has been having success with the MRA and despite how much he loves the business Shawn is not reliant on the WWE as main source of income. I am a huge HBK fan and I would love to see him make his trademark special guest appearances but I think his days as an in ring competitor should be done

      • Xavier

        Agreed.

      • Cubed56

        Absolutely agree, what I said above is not what I want to see, it just wouldn’t shock me knowing wwe logic

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wha? Show’s driving a Semi!

  • Gesus Oliver

    That won’t fit into the arena…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It did!

      • Gesus Oliver

        I’m impressed!

  • The Breaker

    Big Show knows how to make an entrance! I don’t how Big Show is able to rent out a semi in his current financial state though.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I just had a flashback from Show’s early WCW days! Monster Truck battle!

  • Gesus Oliver

    What a nice way to subtly plant the seems the ground beneath them is crumbling.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Did I Miss the part where Big Show turned into Stone Cold Steve Austin?

    • Gesus Oliver

      You mean Kurt Angle?

      • Xavier

        Lol the milk truck was epic.

  • Robbie

    I’m going to say that Show vs. HHH will happen at Royal Rumble

  • ldb

    anyone else notice stone cold grew a foot and put on 200 lbs.?

  • Robbie

    Well I’m off guys, see you Sunday!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Riddance!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Take Care Everyone. Its been a blast.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Night Navin!

  • Justin Lal

    Triple H owned Bryan on the Mic tonight, however Triple H might have took a cheap shot towards Jericho, RVD and Edge.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      HHH and HBK put everyone who cut a promo tonight to shame, including Heyman and Punk. They are just simply at a whole other level than 99.99% of the roster.

      • Justin Lal

        Punk’s promo was just awful tonight. That feud against Heyman needs to end on Sunday. Even though Heyman’s promo was over the top I’ll give him credit for the amount of passion he put into it.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It felt like a Warrior promo to me. And while I liked it, it just doesn’t suit him like it used to.

  • Gesus Oliver

    That was quite an interesting raw. A while we got more of the one week build, they have some very strong matches for HIAC. It basically sold me on buying this ppv. Quite excited. I hope to see you all in the Live Blog Sunday to continue this great conversation. Here’s to a safe and fast week! see you sunday!

  • Xavier

    I’m out. You guys have a blessed evening

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You too Xavier.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Thanks everyone for the great night! Have a good one and I will see you Thursday for the Impact Watch Party!

  • Buffalo

    Donno why but i see Big Show screwing DB..maybe not at HIAC but sometime in near Future…