RAW Results 1/6/14 – I'm Only 21 Months In, Give Me A Few Years!

RAW Results January 6, 2014
From Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

RAW is going Old School tonight in Baltimore with Rowdy Roddy Piper, Mean Gene Okerland, Bob Backlund and 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair. Punk has knocked off Ambrose and Rollins, looking for the trifecta with Roman Reigns tonight!

Old School RAW Starts

In Ring Segment

Woooooo! Flair comes out in gray plaid paints, navy blazer, white shirt, mustard tie and aviators.

Flair – Welcome to Old School RAW. Man has Old School had some fun in Baltimore! When I heard Old School RAW was going to be here, this limousine riding, jet flying, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing, woooo would be here live and in color. We have Legends, HOFers, and in case you haven't noticed, we got 'The Nature Boy', woooo! Right here, ready to style and profile all night long! Woooo!

Flair runs the ropes, struts, and gets the love until Orton's music hits and he heads to the Old School ring. Flair and Orton hug in the ring.

Flair – Congratulations.

Orton – I have the utmost respect for you. When I came in, you were my mentor, and I can't thank you enough. But, that being said, tonight's not only about the HOFers and Legends, tonight's about me. (heat) Ric, I'm sure you agree that I'm the greatest Superstar of this generation of this or any other, the Champion of Champions. This is my time, my show, and my ring. And Ric, because I do like you very much, I'd like to ask you to step aside and give me the ring because I have something to get off my chest.

"NO!" "NO!" "NO!"

Orton – Last week on RAW Steph made and announcement, gave Cena his rematch against me at Royal Rumble. (pop) I know you like it, but I never understood why this place based decisions on what you people like. (heat) See The Authority, they didn't consult with me. They think it's what's best for business, but I think that's garbage. I proved myself when I beat Cena to within an inch of his life at TLC. I won, and have nothing left to prove to you, Cena or anyone else. I want The Authority to reverse this because I've beaten Cena and proven I am the man!

Flair – Whoa! Hahaha! I'm not sure you're the man. You see, in my youth, when you were Champ, you went out seven days a week as Champ. You performed against the bets every night. I did it for three decades. That's why I've got two of those (HOF rings), brother. That's how good I was, and how hard I worked. You beat Cena at TLC, congratulations, but since then, from what I've seen, all you've done is cry about this re-match. Go out there and wrestle the man again, that's what I'm suggesting.

Orton – Every time you were Champ, you had someone watching your back. I don't have anyone watching my back. Ric, I'm going to let you in on a little secret, you're the most overrated Superstar in history. Now, you're great, you were great, but times have changed, 25 years in fact. You're in my ring, and have to ask you to leave, and I won't be responsible for what happens next.

Flair – I'm not leaving, and you're going to listen to what I've got to say to you, whether you like it or not. Learn to love it. Hunter and I handpicked you because you were the most physically talented young man to come along in years. You had it all! Good looks, the women loved you! But you also brought an immature, I don't know what else to say, an immature punk attitude you haven't grown out of. You might have these, and they make you the man in this industry, but when you go home and close the door, are you really a man?

Orton – You want me to be a man Ric, how about I go Old School on your ass right now?

Orton drops his mic, but Cena's music hits and out he comes. Cena into the ring bows up. Cena and Flair hug.

Cena – Randy Orton, congratulations, every time you open your mouth you drop to a new level of scumbag! I get it, you've got a problem with our rematch. Do you go to The Authority, no! You work it out with me, no! You take it out on this man! This man! You got the gall to call this man overrated. 16 times! 2 HOF rings! Bro, you don't even belong anywhere near this man's resume! This is Ric Flair! But, I heard you say you're thinking about going old School, and if you means that you want a fight, I'm going Old School too. You feeling froggy, jump, I say let's dance Randall.

Cena drops his mic, puts his hands up, but Orton backs from the ring. Orton up the ramp posing, Cena hugs Flair again and they pose in the ring. Cena and Flair strut together,t hen Cena holds the ropes for Flair.

Announce Segment

Cole in the gold blazer, red and gold striped tie. JBL in red blazer, gold tie with what looks like animals of some sort. They're sitting at a simple folding table, the way announce used to be. Cole says that King is under the weather. There's rumor that he's had heart issues today, but his heart is fine. Follow the app during the break for more info.

Social media has been talking about Daniel Bryan, or Daniel Wyatt. Video of Bryan's change on RAW last week. Cole asks why Bryan has joined The Wyatt Family?

Commercial

Usos & Rey vs The Wyatt Family

Usos and Rey in the ring and ready. Bray leads The Wyatt Family to the ring,including Bryan in sleeveless gray coveralls, walking right at Bray's lifted elbow, with the eerie glow on his pissed face. "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" from the fans as he leans to Bray for words of wisdom, then heads to the ring with Harper and Rowan. "Daniel Bryan!" chants.

Harper on an Uso. Uso whipped, but back on Harper until eating a clothesline. Blows to Harper, but Uso down. Bryan tags in, as does Rey. Rey tries to talk to Bryan, but Bryan with a vicious right to Rey. Rey into a running knee. Rey sends Bryan out through the ropes. Bryan pushes his hair back and looks pissed as Bray yells, "Go get him Daniel!"

Commercial

Rowan squishes an Uso's head with his fists. Uso back with blows, but then caught and a fall-away slam on Jey Uso. Bryan tags in, kicks Jey in the corner with "YES!" kicks, the fans chanting along with his kicks. Jey choked in the ropes, then takes a drop kick to the back. Cole says Jewel and PeeWee Herman are Tweeting about RAW tonight. Rowan tags in and Jey taken down hard. (I just noticed that the ref is in blue with the bow tie.) Jey fights back, is able tag out. Rey off the top with a seated senton. Rowan throws Rey up, Rey counters with hurricanranna. 619 on Rowan, Jimmy tags in, but then Bryan tags in, but Harper tags in too. Bryan has to leave the ring. Jimmy is able to roll Rowan up for three.

Winners – Usos & Rey (8:46)

The Wyatt Family rush the ring, but the Usos and Rey flee to celebrate on the ramp.

Commercial

Video

Another Batista promo.

Announce Segment

Cole says Batista has officially entered the Royal Rumble Match. JBL talks about 2005 when Batista won. Cole talks about the fans picking Sandow's opponent last week. Video of Sandow saying he'd quit if he lost. Video of Sandow getting the three, but that Khali's shoulders were not down.

Backstage Segment

Maddox – Due to a lack of competent officiating, the fans will vote for Bob Backlund, Arn Anderson, or Sgt. Slaughter to ref the match.

They leave, and Kane comes in.

Kane – Is there anything that you'd like to say to my face that you didn't say to The Authority behind my back last week?

Maddox – I wasn't badmouthing you, but thought you might have this reaction. You going to threaten me with physical violence?

Kane – I know that threatening a fellow executive would be grounds for dismissal according to page 23 of the WWE HR Policy handbook. So, the way I see it, you're in a no-win situation. If I do put my hands on you, I'd be fired, but on my way out, I'd make sure that you're never seen or heard form again. On the other hand, if you get me fired, I'm no longer Director of Operations, and I go back to being the monster, in which case, I'd make sure you're never seen or heard from again. So, Bradley boy, why don't you keep that in mind the next time you talk to Trip and Steph about my job performance, okay?

Backstage Segment

Big E heading to the ring. He stops and looks at Nikolai Volkoff who is saluting and singing the Russian National Anthem. Big E smiles. Aksana is standing there with with Ted DiBiase. "Everybody's got a price for the Million Dollar Man! Hahaha!" Big E smiles wider. IRS, "And don't forget to pay your taxes!" Big E shakes his head and keeps walking as DiBiase keeps laughing.

Commercial

Axel vs Big E

Ryback is on announce, says he's a big hoarse, been hanging out with Lilian.

Axel on Big E with blows and kicks. Axel runs a crossbody, but caught and takes two back breakers. Axel side-steps and Big E shoulder first to the post. Axel on Big E with a headlock as they argue about the Rybaxle name and JBL's shoulder pads. Axel with a running knee that knocks Big E through the ropes and out. Axel out tries to slam Big E on announce, but it's reversed. Axel tossed in, and Ryback distracts for Axel, but he only gets two. Big E fights back with a clothesline, straps come down, big ending.

Winner – Big E (2:44)

Recap of Big E's big clothesline and big ending. Big E poses, then glares at Ryback who's making a bum of himself. Ryback makes a comment about only being 21 months in, give him time to win a singles Title.

Backstage Segment

Piper heading for the ring.

Commercial

Piper's Pit

Piper to the ring, all smiles.

Piper – It's, it's RAW Old School. And Hot Rod was Old School before Old School was cool.

"Roddy!"

Piper – I have fought some guys...

The Shield's music and out they come. They are not quite sure about climbing over the Old School barricades.

Ambrose – Who gave this old man a live mic. We're on live TV. We weren't going to stand around waiting for you to go on, and on, and on. If anything, you should be thanking God that The Shield wasn't around when you were in your prime, or you wouldn't have made it to 112 years old.

Piper – First of all, nobody gave me a mic, I took it. And this is Piper's Pit, not Ambrose Alley. Now, if you're finished with the foolishness, (to Rollins) think I'm cute? Hahaha! (Rollins nods, smirks, tries to stay in character) I admit, I've been beat up. I have fought some guys. Oh, my goodness. Things don't work like they used to, except my mind, it's fine! There's only one guy who can match me on the mic. His name is CM Punk. (right up in Ambrose face) Punk!

"CM Punk!"

Piper – Punk! Punk! Punk!

Ambrose – I think you'd know to tread lightly in a situation like you're in Piper!

Rollins backs Ambrose into a corner, away from Piper.

Rollins – Hot Rod, can I call you that? I appreciate what you're trying to do here, but my friend, it's not 1985 anymore. The Shield is too smart for your little tactics, alright. There's no cracks. I think Piper's a little jealous because you're a better US Champ than Piper was.

Ambrose – That's a big part of it.

Piper – You may be right. I know something for sure. You (Rollins) one on one, can't beat Punk. You (Ambrose) one on one, you couldn't beat Punk either. Hahaha, is it bothering ya? You (Reigns) you're fighting Punk tonight, and let me just ask, if you beat Punk tonight, doesn't that make you better than them. Would that be like a crack in The Shield?

Rollins (off mic) – It's not gonna work Piper.

Piper – Just a second. Are they holding you back?

Ambrose (off mic) – Don't listen to a word he's saying.

Piper – Crack! Crack!

"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"

Reigns (up off his stool, right up at Piper) – I'm going to beat Punk tonight, and if you ever touch me again, I'm gonna break your old ass in half. (continues to back Piper up, Rollins and Ambrose right with him.)

Ambrose – Hey, ah, Roman, ah, let's leave a memorable impression on Mr. Piper right now.

Rollins (off mic, sing-songy) – Mr. Piper! Mr. Piper!

Punk's music and out he comes, New Age Outlaws running with him! All three into ring and they clear the ring of The Shield! The Shield outside yelling back in at them. Ambrose ditched his strap in the ring, so Punk holds it up mocking. All four in the ring, fists in, mocking The Shield.

Video

Recapping Brock's return to RAW last with with Heyman. Brock will be on RAW later with Heyman.

Commercial

Sin Cara vs ADR

Sin Cara in the ring in purple. ADR out to face him. Video of Sin Cara defeating ADR last month. A week later Sin Cara beat him again.

ADR on Sin Cara with kicks, but Sin Cara on ADR for two. ADR taken down, then rolled up. Kick to a kneeling Sin Cara' ribs, but he comes back with kicks on ADR for two. ADR spins Sin Cara in a corner, botches it a bit, then gets the move off. Chinlock on Sin Cara on the mat. Sin Cara whipped, gets an elbow up, hits head scissors and springboard elbow for one.

Sin Cara kicks ADR in the head from the apron. Sin Cara up, but ADR out of the way. Kick from ADR to Sin Cara's chin for three.

Winner – ADR (2:17)

ADR – When people talk about the Royal Rumble Match, they should be talking about one man, ADR, but instead everyone's talking about Batista. The man who calls himself The Animal. At the Royal Rumble, it will be me throwing him over the top rope. Then everyone will be talking about the Royal Rumble Match winner, ADR.

Commercial

Announce Segment

Cole again talks about King, that he has a stomach virus. He's backstage with the Legends, enjoying himself. Video recap of possible issues in The Wyatt Family from earlier in the night, and how it cost them the match.

Backstage Segment

Bryan – Let me explain, I wanted to learn, be transformed – from a man into a monster, but I can also teach, I've been a TTC. I've been a Champ with Kane, so let me contribute. Let me team with one of you next week.
Bray – That won't be necessary, because you'll be teaming with me.

The Real Americans vs the Brotherhood

The Real Americans in the ring, Zeb with a sign in hand. Cody and Goldust to the ring, wearing new Rhodes shirts!

Goldust shoulder blocks Swagger, then taunts Swagger, followed by an inverted. Cesaro tags in for an inverted of his own. Cody tags in and they double delay vertical slam Cesaro. Back elbow on Cody, then Cody out over the top, but he skins the cat. Clothesline on Cesaro for two. Goldust tags in with a blow to Cesaro's gut. Elbow drop on Cesaro for two. Swagger tags in with blows on Goldust as Cole and JBL try to Old School announce out there. Cesaro takes down Goldust for two. "We, the people!" chants. Chinlock on Goldust on the mat. Goldust up, elbows out, but Swagger tags in and they double team him for two.

Cesaro tags in with a chinlock on Goldust standing.gld elbows, but sent into the corner. Goldyrana off the top! Cody tags in with a missile drop kick for two. Disaster kick on Swagger on the apron, but then Cesaro takes Cody down.

Commercial

Bear hug on Cody from Swagger. During the commercial Cody took Cesaro's giant swing, so go check the App for it! Cesaro takes Cody down for two. Swagger tags back in and on Cody with a front facelock on Cody to keep him from his brother. Cesaro tags in, but Cody keeps them from double teaming him. Cody crawls to his brother, but Cesaro with a boot to Goldust. Body drop on Cesaro, but Goldust isn't there. Cesaro takes Cody down for two.

Cody whipped,but he moves – barely! Cesaro eats buckle. Swagger tags in, but Cody lands his feet, but then is blocked from the disaster. Cody tries to get out of the patriot lock, Cody reaching for the ropes, but can't get there. Goldust in with the save! Swagger and Cody are both down. Cody tags out and Goldust in with clotheslines, then spinebuster! Cesaro brought in the hard way. Goldust up, spinning into a crossbody on both. Power slam on Swagger for a long two, but Cesaro slams his head into Goldust to break. Goldust dropped for two, but comes back with his finisher for three!

Winners – The Brotherhood (11:52)

Cody is working to unlace his boot in a corner as his brother rushes to his side.

Backstage Segment

DDP stretching, Booker T in! DDP doing his DDP Yoga, and Booker T laughs about the cheap plug. DDP talks about the great spineroonie. DDP shows off some yoga and core strength. Booker T tries to show off his own moves, but can barely lift his leg. Ron walks in...

DAMN!

Commercial

Sandow vs Khali w/ Singh w/ Special Guest Ref – Sgt. Slaughter

Sandow in the ring. Khali comes out with Singh in tow! Cole tells Rob Burgundy to take it away. JBL takes King's job and announces who will be Special Guest Ref.

Backlund – 15%
Slaughter – 55%
Anderson – 30%

Out comes Sgt. Slaughter in a ref shirt and tie, but his famous hat. JBL says he wanted Anderson.

Sandow ducks Khali, then hits him. Sandow caught in a corner and stomped down. Big chop to Sandow. Opposite corner, another chop. Sandow flees Khali. Back elbow on Khali, then stomps Khali down in the original corner, then yells at Slaughter. Khali pushes Sandow down, then Sandow runs into a big boot. Clotheslines on Sandow, then a chop to the top of Sandow's head for three, but Sandow's foot was on the rope at one!

Winner – Khali (1:56)

Sandow right in Slaughter's face, yelling about his foot. Sandow pushes Slaughter, Slaughter pushes back, Sandow into the cobra clutch. Slaughter kicks Sandow's body from the ring. Singh and Khali are dancing, try to get Slaughter dancing, but it's really bad. Slaughter twerked!

Backstage Segment

Brock and Heyman heading for the ring.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Brock and Heyman to the ring.

Heyman – My name is Paul Heyman. (heat) And here comes the best part, I stand in front of you as the advocate for the self proclaimed #1 Contender for the WWE WHC, The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar. My client wants me to convey his dismay over the public's misconception over this team Old School. See, Old School according to my client is not trudging out these, Brock doesn't want me calling them old timers, so let's call them Legends and giving them their last hurrah. That's not Old School. According to Brock, Old School is when one man reigns supreme and every member of that locker room comes out and challenges that Champion to be the one man in sport's entertainment today. That's Old School. As Brock pointed out to me earlier, Bruno Sammartino reigned supreme over every single solitary of that locker room and they all wanted a piece of him. That's Old School. Hogan reigned supreme, and every member of that locker room wanted a piece of Hogan, so they could reign supreme. SCSA... We're not out here looking for acceptance to the names I'm dropping right now. SCSA reigned supreme, and every member of that locker room wanted a piece of him. That's Old School. Today one man is the WWE WHC, and after the Royal Rumble, if that man is Cena or Orton, you should put an expiration stamp on the back of their neck, because their time will be very limited, they will have a target on their back. Coming after them is the self-proclaimed #1 Contender, Brock Lesnar. Now, this is where the facts are more interesting that the hype. Let's not under-sell Brock. There' nobody in WWE, or even in MMA, or professional sports that can compare to Brock Lesnar's ability to reign supreme as the #1 man today. Last week Mark Henry took Brock Lesnar up on that challenge. What happened to the Olympian? Brock Lesnar had no time to prepare. Brock Lesnar had no strategy. What did Brock Lesnar do, laid Henry to waste. Gave him the most savage beating of his career. It doesn't matter who came down that aisle, big or small, old school or new school, whoever goes up against Brock Lesnar is going to end up being a loser. Because my client, Brock Lesnar's life really is like a t-shirt. Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. Eat. Sleep...

Henry's music hits and out he comes looking rather stiff. Brock moves in front of Heyman, motioning for him to leave the ring. Henry into the ring and on him with blows. Knees to Henry's gut, then the arm lock as Heyman cheers him on, then Brock 'snaps' Henry's arm. Brock pulls at Henry's shirt and the bandaging around Henry's body. Heyman into the ring and stops Brock from doing more. Video recap, then docs are in talking to Henry. Heyman yells at Henry, asks why he'd do that to himself. Brock and Heyman leaving up the ramp...

Big Show's music hits and he slowly comes out. Brock and Heyman back away slowly. Brock into the ring, ready for Big Show. Big Show up on the apron, over the top rope, then Brock flees the ring. Huge heat for Brock. Heyman, off mic, yells that his client doesn't fight for free. Big Show and Brock stare. Heyman up on the apron, ramp side, to distract Big Show. Brock in, but Big Show is ready and grabs Brock by his face. Brock backed into a corner, then Big Show tosses Brock roughly across the ring, by his face. Brock lands on his shoulder badly, not at all as a wrestler should land, and rolls from the ring, but the post is there, so Brock makes a mess of falling from the ring. Brock looks honestly pissed at Big Show, seething outside as Heyman backs him up the ramp.

Video

Flair talking to Orton, asking if he's really a man behind closed doors. Orton was about to physically attack Flair, so Cena came out to make the save and cuddle up to Flair.

Commercial

Video

Recap of Henry getting his shoulder dislocated, and fractured by Brock – so says Cole. But then Big Show came out and tossed Brock like a doll across the ring.

Fox & Aksana vs Bellas

Fox and Aksana in the ring. Bellas out to face them.

Fox tossed off by Nikki, then slammed down. Nikki on Fox's arm. Knee from Nikki, then fireman toss and monkey flip. Fox through the ropes takes a bitch slap from Nikki, but then Fox on Nikki's leg for two. Nikki into the heel corner, and Aksana tags in. Aksana on the leg, after losing hold and making a mess of it. Aksana tries to make it look good, but can't. Cole sends his love to Mae Young, as do I. Brie tags in and works over Aksana. Running knee to Aksana's head, but then takes a kick to the gut. Nikki dropped out onto the bad leg. Brie with a back elbow. Brie on the second rope, but Aksana moves. Aksana gets the three.

Winners – Aksana & Fox (3:49)

Video recap. Aksana and Fox celebrate backing up the ramp. Bellas in the ring re-group.

Backstage Segment

Scotty Too Hotty, Grand Master Sexay and Rikishi head for the ring together.

Commercial

3MB vs Too Cool

3MB in the ring. Split screen they talk themselves up, and how they're back together to start their winning streak. Rikishi, Scotty Too Hotty and GMS Brian Christopher to the ring, slapping hands the whole way, all bouncy and silly.

GMS and Mahal lock up, Mahal whips GMS. GMS off the second ropes with a drop kick. GMS with a terrible bulldog on Mahal. Scotty in, they double team Mahal, drop the elbows. Scotty back into the heel corner. McIntyre beats Scotty down, whips him, but then Scotty moves. Bulldog, crazy eyes, looks around... WORM! Scotty distracted by Slater, turns into a sick big boot from McIntyre. Mahal tags in and then stomps Scotty for two. GMS tries to get the fans clapping as Scotty is abused in the heel corner, and McIntyre tags in with a long and lovely slow suplex on Scotty. McIntyre knocks GMS off the apron, then to Scotty who takes him down with a DDT. Scotty fights his way to Rikishi!

Mahal tags in and is worked over by Rikishi in leather pants and an Usos t-shirt. Double clothesline on Mahal and McIntyre. GMS up, hip-hop drop on McIntyre. Mahal tries for a sunset, but Rikishi lands on him, bum down, for three.

Winners – Too Cool (5:23)

GMS with the sunglasses, puts them on Rikishi, and they dance the way they did 13 years ago. Scotty hits his worm, then Rikishi grabs their arms and raises them high.

Commercial

Stage Segment

The Godfather's music, and all the Legends comeout to the stage. Justin announces all of them. Scotty Too Hotty, GMS, Booker T, Rikishi, Nikolai Volkoff, Sgt. Slaughter, IRS, Bob Backlund, Ted DiBiase, Arn Anderson, Roddy Piper, Ron Simmons, DDP, The Godfather, 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair!

Bad News Barrett's podium raises high in the air to the left of the stage, but much higher. He pounds his gavel.

Barrett – Can I have some decorum please? What a momentous occasion, look at all these Legends here for Old School RAW. It should be a momentous occasion, but I've got some bad news. Flea markets across the entire US were driven to a frenzy today by virtue of the fact that this lot was not available to sign 25 year old photos of themselves, and hold hands with the seven or so people who know who they are. Mark my words gentlemen, these pathetic attempts at regaining your glory years will prove fruitile (sic), and your futures are doomed to anonymity. I will personally take great pleasure in forgetting all of your names as you walk out of the arena this evening. The only thing that's badder than that is the knowledge that the WWE 'Universe' will forget your names too. So welcome back Legends!

Announce Segment

Cole talks up the Royal Rumble, and the rematch between Cena and Orton.

Commercial

Punk w/ New Age Outlaws vs Roman Reigns w/ The Shield

Justin announces Mean Gene Okerland! On the stage Okerlund talks up Baltimore in a big way, but can't tell the great stories. He says they have to call his hotline, only $5.99 a minute, kids, you don't need your parent's permission! He's impressed that some fans remember it. He then announce The New Age Outlaws! Road Dogg is so thrilled to have Okerlund announce them, but don't tell the story about them, the clown and the farm animals. Road Dogg goes off on his schpeal in his famous way! He hands the mic, and Billy is shocked to get the mic. If you're not down with the New Age Outlaws, we've got two words for you – SUCK IT! Road Dogg then announces Punk to the ring. JBL wants to fire Justin for The New Age Outlaws.

Punk out, it's clobberin' time! The three of them get silly in the ring. The Shield comes out to the ring. Punk points and laughs as they head through the fans. Reigns poses on a corner before getting into the ring. "CM Punk!" chants.

They lock up, Punk tossed off. Punk regroups, they lock up. Side headlock on Reigns, Punk holds on tight. Reigns can't push Punk off! He tries again, and a third time. Side headlock takedown, and Punk holds on. Punk backed into a corner, has to let go. Punk ducks the blow, locks on again, but pushed off and eats a shoulder block.

Commercial

Reigns hung up top. Punk with blows, but then tossed into the corner, over the corner and to the floor. The Shield over to Punk, so New Age Outlaws rush over there and they argue a bit as the ref yells at them. Reigns into the ring, waits while the ref counts. Punk in at 6, Reigns tries to pin, but Punk wraps around the bottom rope, legs and arms. Bear hug on Punk on the mat. Punk struggles, but can't reach any ropes. Punk to his feet, elbows Reigns, but then slammed back to the mat for two.

Reigns stomps on Punk on the mat, talks smack at Road Dogg a bit, then punches Punk to the mat again. Ambrose and Rollins yelling at Dogg and Gunn. Reigns chokes Punk with a foot, holding the ropes. Reigns to drop a leg, but Punk moves. Punk with a crossbody on Reigns. Punk heads for his high knee, but Reigns catches him in a bear hug. Into the center of the ring, Reigns keeps his loose hold on Punk, but makes it look decent. Punk elbows Reigns, then blows, but then runs the ropes into a quick Samoan drop for two.

Reigns punches the mat. Reigns rushes with his punch, but Punk ducks and kicks Reigns in the back of the head. Punk with kicks on Reigns' legs, then to the gut and face. Punk ducks a clothesline, then on Reigns with kicks, clotheslines and a swinging neck breaker for one.

Punk's running knee in the corner for two. Another 'vintage' running knee, then an elbow. Punk poses in front of Ambrose and Rollins who talks smack. Punk climbs, Rollins holds Ambrose back. Reigns with a blow to Punk, sits Punk down. Reigns climbs, sets Punk up, but Punk blocks. Elbows from Punk to the upper back of Reigns. Reigns flies off the corner. Punk looks around, the fans cheer for him. Punk hits his Savage elbow, and Cole says that he's paying homage to Macho Man. Punk calls for his finisher, but Dogg and Ambrose get into it, Gunn in the mix and Punk flies out onto Rollins, sending him over announce. Punk climbs, off the top, but eats Reigns' superman punch! Reigns pins, but somehow kicks out. Punk is dazed, Reigns sets up, rushes Punk who jumps over him. Punk rolls Reigns up for a long two!

Both slow to their feet, Punk very slow. "This is awesome!" chants. Punk on Reigns, but again only gets two for it. Punk lifts Reigns, but Reigns with elbows. Running knee on Reigns, but Reigns pushes out of the bulldog. Ambrose on the apron knocked off by Punk, but then Punk turns around into a spear from Reigns for three.

Winner – Reigns (14:30)

The Shield into the ring, all celebratory. Unexpected music, and out comes Jake 'The Snake' Roberts comes out, yellow sack over his shoulder. He slides it into the ring and climbs in as the six fight in the ring, Punk grabs Ambrose, gets him up, spins Ambrose, then hits the GTS! Jake pulls out the snake, an albino Burmese Python, fairly small one at that. He holds it up, then puts the snake's face right in Ambrose's face. Ambrose is laid out with a slight smile. Jake keeps working with the snake and a voice can be heard, but not on mic (Xavier said it was Punk's voice), "PG now Jake, PG!" Jake puts the snake down on Ambrose. Jake picks up the snake, poses with it, then puts it back on Ambrose, his slight smile, and RAW ends.

Biggest Pop
Legends as a whole – I'm not picking between them
Punk
Big Show

Biggest Heat
Orton
Brock & Heyman
The Shield

Biggest Shocker
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

1,026 comments

  1. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 19:32 Reply

    Just a warning for you all, if Scotty Too Hotty actually does appear tonight I might just lose my lunch

  2. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 19:32 Reply

    Is it frigid where you guys and girls are? I am in a winter advisory zone tonight. Great that I am inside going to watch Raw.

  3. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 19:34 Reply

    It is the last big time competition for Raw tonight going up against the BCS Championship Game (FSU v Auburn). From next week on, Raw hopes to have an uptick.

  4. Navin T. Ramkissoon 6 January, 2014 at 19:38 Reply

    I hope everyone is safe and warm wherever they are and not too badly affected by the snowstorms. My thoughts are with you guys from here in Trinidad.

  5. Joshua Tucker 6 January, 2014 at 19:40 Reply

    1st I want to apologize to the moderation team for my comment on the Troops page. I’m a laid back nice guy but there is one line I will not allow anyone to cross and that’s bad mouthing my dad. He was such an important person to me and I miss him so much every day since he passed away. He’s why I’m a wrestling fan today. I wouldn’t be who I am today if that man had not entered my life at 4 months old. So I’m sorry for my language.
    2nd I’m looking forward to tonight’s raw. should be interesting.

  6. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 19:40 Reply

    By the way, tonight’s Raw is in Baltimore. If this is Old School Raw, Mark Henry would take a diva out to Baltimore Jack’s and beat on a couple drunk talking dirty to Chyna. Brock Lesnar killed that last week, though.

  7. Navin T. Ramkissoon 6 January, 2014 at 19:42 Reply

    What are your thoughts on Daniel Bryan’s new Wyatt Family Attire and him possibly being called Daniel Wyatt?

    • Xavier 6 January, 2014 at 19:45 Reply

      Not feeling it. I really hope Bryan isn’t going heel for real. I hope this is a angle where Bryan tries to destroy the Wyatts from within. Turning Bryan heel right now is a bad move on WWE creative part long term. I’ll give it a chance of course but I’m skeptical to say the least

  8. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 19:43 Reply

    Secondly, I hate to be Ric Flair tonight. He basically became San Francisco’s celebrity cheerleader. Baltimore fans will remind him who beat who in last year’s Super Bowl.

  9. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 19:49 Reply

    Update on Jerry Lawler’s condition: He is still in Baltimore. He was trying to hide the condition but Brain Christopher, his son, reported it to WWE officials anyway.

  10. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 19:49 Reply

    WWE App Update: There’s a cool Old School themed animation for when you’re waiting for the live video. Josh Mathews welcomes us to Old School Raw holding an old school mic in front of blue and gold curtains. He welcomes William Regal to Raw, Regal thanks him for not calling him a legend because he’s more of a myth. Mathews reminds him that on this day he won the Tag Team championship. They then go to show a video of Regal & Storm beating Booker T & Goldust for the titles on January 6th, 2003. They won after Regal knocked out both members with the brass knuckle.

  11. Nostaljack 6 January, 2014 at 19:54 Reply

    WWE App Update: Jumpin’ Jeff Farmer has just challenged Motley Cruise for the WWF TV Title. Vicki interrupted and made it the main event! I can’t wait!!

  12. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 19:59 Reply

    WWE App Update: Back to Josh Mathews and he promotes Raw which starts in three minutes. He says multiple legends and hall of famers are here tonight. Punk vs. Reigns tonight and Lesnar will be here! Pretty much just summed up the promotional info

  13. k! ng 6 January, 2014 at 20:16 Reply

    Cena couldn’t lace flairs boot if flair never broke his back I couldn’t image how much better he would have been n that’s saying something cause flair was one of greatest of all time

    • Seth 6 January, 2014 at 20:18 Reply

      He learned a completely different style of working after he broke his back. He was a bigger, heavier brawler before he broke his back if I recall correctly. After that he dropped weight and was lighter and did different things.

  14. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 20:20 Reply

    Orton/Flair/Cena segment: 4/10
    Daniel Bryan/Wyatt Family video package: 7/10
    Announcer’s Table/JBL’s get-up: -1/10

  15. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:21 Reply

    WWE App Update: We join Josh Mathews who mentions Lawler missing from ringside. He brings up the rumors of his hospitalization, but…BREAKING NEWS he welcomes Jerry Lawler!!! He tells us that he went into a seafood restaurant and the lunch didn’t sit well. He says that somebody on the internet just made up the heart attack rumor but that it wasn’t completely out of nowhere. He said he’s happy to be here for Old School Raw. And he might just do a run in.

    Recap: Lawler simply just had a stomach virus from some bad seafood and he’s at Raw tonight.

  16. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:26 Reply

    I think it’s obvious that Lesnar will win the Rumble, if that wasn’t the plan they wouldn’t be using his dates right now.

      • Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:31 Reply

        No, Heyman and Lesnar just said he’s next in line. Cena said that Bryan is after him. Nothing is official and that’s how the storyline is going.

    • Stephen Cash 6 January, 2014 at 20:27 Reply

      I love that it is at least bouncing around though. The last few years I felt like a knew forever before. Especially last year.

  17. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:29 Reply

    WWE App Update: Wyatts recuperating outside but get hit by the Usos diving out the ring. Bryan is picked up and tossed in the ring, Uso to the top rope but knocked down by Bryan. Rowan tags in. Two-count on Uso. Harper tags in and Rowan throw an Uso into a big clothesline from Harper. Harper with an uppercut, Uso bounces off the ropes right into another uppercut. Cole says he doesn’t wanna believe what’s happened to Bryan. Rowan tags in and a big knee to Uso. Back to USA.

  18. Stephen Cash 6 January, 2014 at 20:33 Reply

    How would an Orton vs Lesnar match work with both being heels… thats why I am kind of worried about Cena winning at RR… however they could all face off in the chamber

    • David Jr. 6 January, 2014 at 20:36 Reply

      Earlier Orton said the Flair was overrated, well Roddy Piper is extremely underrated, Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon get most of the credit for the success of Wrestlemania and Rock N Wrestling era, but Roddy Piper was just as important of those 2.

      • Xavier 6 January, 2014 at 20:39 Reply

        Wouldn’t go that far. Piper is nowhere on Hogan’s level. There is no one in wrestling now or past that was a bigger deal then Hogan. And this is coming from a Piper fan.

        • David Jr. 6 January, 2014 at 20:51 Reply

          I’m not saying he’s on Hogan’s level, But without Darth Vader there’s no Luke Skywalker, without the Joker, there’s no Batman and without Roddy Piper, there’s no Hulk Hogan.

  19. Xavier 6 January, 2014 at 20:34 Reply

    Piper’s Pit will likely be the segment of the night. Piper will stir the pot. He’s really the CM Punk of the 80s.

  20. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:37 Reply

    WWE App Update: Mathews says Old School Raw has a different type of feel to it. He welcomes MEAN GENE OKERLUND. Gene insults Mathews’ suit, he presents an old school yellow jacket to Mathews. He gives it to him and asks where the Men’s room is. Josh apologizes because he knows that Gene was expecting Renee Young. Gene murmurs “yeah..” and walks away.

  21. David Jr. 6 January, 2014 at 20:41 Reply

    JBL just said Batista won one of the greatest Royal Rumbles of all time. How can that be one of the best, because ask any wrestling fan, what the most memorable thing about that match, I think I know what most people would say.

  22. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:47 Reply

    WWE App Update: Mathews welcomes Ric Flair to the App. He asks him how explosive it was tonight. He says he loves Randy and it was a personal thrill for him to be back. He says even if he doesn’t agree with him he still respects Randy. In an awkward moment he says that John Cena is one of his man crushes…right next to Lebron. They talk football and he says it’s thrilling to have so much respect from the players. The entire time you could hear the crowd and the music from the arena in the background.

  23. Alex Gallardo 6 January, 2014 at 20:47 Reply

    We all know that they’re going to announce the Network. And I just hope this whole project doesn’t turn on them.

    • BlazeKing 6 January, 2014 at 23:40 Reply

      I don’t. People are quick to “hate” something these days. It’s like they forget that his job is to make you *not* like him…

      Plus, he got a little more cred from me for poking fun at his Skip Sheffield gimmick with “Where’s that sweet cowboy hat you used to wear [JBL]?”

  24. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 20:54 Reply

    WWE App Update: Mathews reminds us to vote for the special referee for Sandow vs. Khali. He welcomes Slaughter. Chin up. Chest out. They should select him because he’s been in the company so long, it’s gonna be a fair 1, 2, 3. If you’re voting then you’ve gotta vote for him, and that’s an order!
    Josh: “Voting open now on the WWE App.”
    Slaughter: “Don’t make me have to hurt you.”
    Josh: “Don’t make him have to hurt me.”

  25. Seth 6 January, 2014 at 20:57 Reply

    HAHAHA! Ambrose wearing a jacket. That’s awesome. Plus Ambrose and Piper in the same ring with microphones? This could be fun.

  26. Stephen Cash 6 January, 2014 at 21:01 Reply

    In breaks from Raw I think the SHIELD should break up…. then when they are together I change again. Every week!!! When will it end???

    • David Jr. 6 January, 2014 at 21:05 Reply

      I for sure would love to hear, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages, Degeneration X proudly presents to you, its WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, the Road Dogg Jesse James, the Bad Ass Billy Gunn, the New Age Outlaws.”

        • Seth 6 January, 2014 at 21:20 Reply

          He’d make a difference for someone who is talented but isn’t a spectacular mic man. You do have to find the right fit character and chemistry wise though.

  27. Danny Philippi 6 January, 2014 at 21:04 Reply

    Big E./Axel Match: 5/10
    Ryback’s commentating: -2/10
    Piper’s Pit: 8/10 (Segment of the Night so far)

  28. Danny_Boy 6 January, 2014 at 21:04 Reply

    I’m not looking forward to Punk/Reigns at all. Punk is just gonna bury Reigns just like he does every other rising star he faces.

      • Danny_Boy 6 January, 2014 at 21:09 Reply

        How is that garbage? Who has Punk ever out over? He beat the Shield clean 1 on 3 and buried Ryback when he was super over and killed any momentum that Axel had.

        • Cubed56 6 January, 2014 at 21:12 Reply

          Axel killed himself before he got going, Ryabck killed himself by crying and bitching about everything. Yes he beat the shield 1 on 3, but that because a spear by reigns to ambrose to further the dissention angle of the shield.

          • Danny_Boy 6 January, 2014 at 21:15

            Funny you mention crying & b***ing because Punk has done a whole lot of that backstage thru out his career but because its Punk he gets a pass from fans and Vince

          • Jesse Sherwood 6 January, 2014 at 21:18

            Alright guys, let’s keep things moving along. You both have opinions and neither of you will change the other’s mind.

          • Cubed56 6 January, 2014 at 21:19

            your right, the difference is he earned the right to complain and have an opinion he served his time and paid his dues, ryback was bitching after being there less then 3 months. Answer me this, who is your favorite superstar ever, and how many people has he put over? Just because guys like cena, punk, rock, and Austin don’t put get pinned a lot, doesn’t mean they don’t put people over, there are lots of other ways to put people over other then them pinning you.

          • Cubed56 6 January, 2014 at 21:25

            who did those guys put over? About as many as punk I bet. I respect your opinion, but all of the “big” stars rarely ever put anybody over.

  29. Cubed56 6 January, 2014 at 21:05 Reply

    its just to soon to break up the shield, I don’t see any good in breaking them up. Im holding out faith for a feud against the wyatts, but even if that doesn’t happen, I still see no good reason to break them up now, if anyone can give a good reason they should break up sooner then later, id like to hear it.

    • David Jr. 6 January, 2014 at 21:07 Reply

      Roman Reigns could be the next big thing in wrestling (him or Big E.) and maybe the Shield is holding him back?

        • Seth 6 January, 2014 at 21:10 Reply

          I think Ambrose has the highest floor where as Reigns has the highest ceiling if you want to talk potential. Again, I worry about Rollins of the three just because I don’t think of much of him as a promo. He’s more natural as a face, though.

      • Cubed56 6 January, 2014 at 21:08 Reply

        possibly yes, I however don’t feel Reigns is ready for the mega push, ive got a bad feeling it wont go good for him or rollins if they split now.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon 6 January, 2014 at 21:08 Reply

      I think that they may be rushing into this too. I think they should build up Reigns for a few more months with some proper singles matches, let him get some much needed experience and a bit of a track record before letting him loose. I can understand the allure of wanting to break Reigns off but I think he needs some experience in singles matches before breaking off on his own. My biggest fear is that Reigns fizzles out like Ryback if they break him off too early.

  30. The Breaker 6 January, 2014 at 21:07 Reply

    Hey guys! I’m typing this comment live from RAW! Been waiting for Disqus to load since I got here, haha.

  31. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 21:09 Reply

    WWE App Update: Mathews says it’s been a productive night and reminds us to vote. He welcomes another candidate, Arn Anderson. Arn out in a referee outfit. He asks why he should be voted for. He says because he’s already dressed. He says he didn’t get to be the enforcer out of a gum ball machine, he says you need to earn things here and that’s what he’ll make Sandow do.

  32. Seth 6 January, 2014 at 21:12 Reply

    The Cara-Del Rio characters have met TWO HUNDRED TIMES since they’ve been on the roster regardless of who is wearing the damn mask you IDIOT!

  33. Stephen Cash 6 January, 2014 at 21:13 Reply

    Why does WWE have to WAY over do things, we haveseen this matchup 80 times….. Also I refuse to like Cara until those ridiculous lights go away.

  34. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 21:19 Reply

    WWE App Update: Mathews AGAIN welcomes a candidate for the app vote. Bob Backlund. He comes out and he says he doesn’t care what they think because he’s gonna give it 100% Josh tells him that he should care because they’re the ones voting. Backlund uses a bunch of made up words that I really couldn’t follow and walks away.

      • Seth 6 January, 2014 at 21:21 Reply

        I think that’s his gimmick…that he’s crazy. Back in the 90s when he did the Crazy Bob deal with the heel turn it got over because you legitimately thought he was off his walker. Now it looks a little silly but then? It worked.

        • Nostaljack 6 January, 2014 at 21:23 Reply

          It doesn’t look like he’s off his rocker; he really is off his rocker. He wanted to come back after the HOF ceremony and put guys over. LOL!!

          • Nostaljack 6 January, 2014 at 21:26

            Oh, I get that. He’s just really bad at pulling it off. Did you see his HOF speech? It was…something.

          • Seth 6 January, 2014 at 21:24

            Anyone that is a wrestler has to be a little off their rocker. 😛

            That being said…just about everyone that is in the industry puts him over as a really really classy guy so I have no issues with that. 😛

  35. Bill Jacobs 6 January, 2014 at 21:21 Reply

    Why doesnt Ambrose defend the title. I thought champions had to defend the title every 30 days. Care to explain WWE?

  36. Jesse Sherwood 6 January, 2014 at 21:23 Reply

    Well, it looks like they are trying to keep Bryan as himself despite the joining of the family… I’m mixed on that.

    • Nostaljack 6 January, 2014 at 21:24 Reply

      I hate what it’s doing to their aesthetic. They shouldn’t look like a faction. They should look like an impenetrable and odd family.

  37. Xavier 6 January, 2014 at 21:25 Reply

    I’m done with this Real American gimmick stuff. The WWE dropped the ball on this a long time ago. How am I suppose to buy a European in a group that’s suppose be against immigrants

  38. Jesse Sherwood 6 January, 2014 at 21:29 Reply

    Oh, and for a football shout out, my Arkansas State Red Wolves won the Go Daddy.com Bowl for the 2nd year in a row last night!

  39. Mike McCarthy 6 January, 2014 at 21:31 Reply

    WWE App Update: I had troubles with my connection to the App, all I saw was the very last part which was Cesaro using the swing on Cody Rhodes