Monday Night Raw (Contract Signing, Rhodes Championship Match, Langston’s Chance)
Author: Cade Carnage
Venue: FedEx Forum (Memphis, TN)
(UPDATE) – Forgot to add the ADR video.
Hello my War Gods to another week of wrestling. Read my words and share thigh knowledge, enjoy!!
Tonight we get to see the contract signing between Daniel Bryan & Randy Orton. Triple H addressing the Rhodes Brothers, regarding their controversial Unified Tag Team Championship win over the Shield. In addition, Paul Wight (A.K.A. Big Show) will be addressed over his attitude and unprofessional actions towards WWE management, and Brad Maddox this past week. I’m not a Brad Maddox fan, and don’t consider him a real person in the WWE. Somehow when he gets on the mic, I don’t see a person talking; All it is, is just a floating mic reverberating really bad, highly pitches words from an unknown source.. I highly enjoyed Big Show knocking him out this past Smackdown, which actually was the first time I enjoyed a segment with him since he’s become the GM of Raw. Anyways, let the verbal-word-shooting begin!
Just a side note; if Raw has any segment showing us how to download the WWE app, I will freak out.. Honestly, I will.. Just you wait; I’ll walk around pointing at people and saying “You’ll be next, to download the WWE app; HERE’S HOW!!” It gets me so annoyed.
Video Recap of last week’s Raw main event where Big Show comes in from the crowd and knocks out all of the Shield members and allows the Rhodes Brothers to capture the Unified Tag Team Championships.
Triple H & Stephanie McMahon starts off by entering the arena and walking down to the ring. Recap of Smackdown, The contract signing later on Raw, and Bryan vs. Ambrose for later tonight.
Steph starts off by announcing the Hell in the Cell card, ADR vs. Cena, Brie vs AJ, CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman, and Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton with HBK as the special referee who guaranteed there will be a new WWE champion. Triple H takes the mic and says that he trusts and respects HKB more than anyone in the WWE. All of a sudden Big Show comes on the titon-tron yelling that Triple H doesn’t know anything about respect. Big Show continues by saying that he will sue Hunter and the WWE for “The Millions” left on his contract. He insults Steph and tells her to shut her mouth. Steph though throughout Big Shows rant on the titon-tron was yelling at the ringside crew too shut the feed off! She responds to Big Shows insult by telling him to “Shut Up!” and by counting down from 5 as Big Show gets cut off. Triple H rants on some more disrespectful things towards Big Show; saying that the show must go on. He introduces Dean Ambrose for the next match, yet in his stead Daniel Bryan’s music hits. Daniel just continues to run around the ring leading the YES YES YES chants as we cut to commercials!
Daniel Bryan vs. Dean Ambrose
Daniels beard seems shorter today.
Both Bryan and Ambrose begin the match with submission manoeuvres and arm locks. Chest slaps get passed along to Bryan and Dean who ends up having Daniel Bryan kneeing him right into the gut for the 2 count. Daniel keeps Dean down and begins manipulating his arms pinning him for the 2 count. Dean fights his way out but still ends up tasting Bryans boot from a dropkick. Bryan focuses on the arm and connects an arm breaker, side kick, shoulder roll and stomp to Dean’s arm. Bryan tries for a drop kick but it’s Dean who hangs onto the ropes leaving Daniel to fall straight down. Dean begins stomping on Bryan wearing him down, followed by focused punches. Dean connects a suplex and gets the 2 count. An Irish whip gone awry has Daniel and Dean screwing up a rollup. Bryan still connects his kicks and goes for the flying head butt. Dean realizing what’s happening rolls out of the ring before Daniel could jump. Daniel immediately chases after and slides a dropkick to Ambrose. Bryan goes for the flying knee from the apron but Ambrose ducks and close lines Bryan as he turned around. We leave them to fight it out, as we cut to commercial. Btw I’m not using my WWE app because it’s not working for me right now. I hope I installed it correctly, not!
Bryan is in a chokehold as we return from the commercials. Bryan fights out of it as the crowd cheers, but Dean connects a fast knee to the gut. He hangs Bryan on the ropes keeping him upright, and lands a running dropkick to him for the 2 count. Dean continues with submissions, keeping both on the ground. Bryan gets the crowd behind him, but it’s Ambrose who connects a back suplex for the 2 count. Dean tries for a leg lock, but Daniel counters into his surfboard stretch. Dean gets a poke to Daniels eyes and breaks the hold. Daniel rolls to the apron and Dean stomps away at him. Daniel begins punching back and manages to get to the top rope. Dean see’s him and interrupts Daniels flight path by connecting a forearm and double under hook suplex from the top rope; Dean gets the 2 count. Once again Dean gets the choke hold on Daniel for a breather. Bryan reverses and rolls up Dean for the 2 count. Both competitors are back on their feet and Daniel gets the upper hand by connecting his running close line and corner running dropkick. Bryan connects a top rope hurricanrana and gets the 2 count. Ambrose manages to connect a spine buster and tries for another running drop kick. Bryan fell and Dean goes to the outside over the top ropes. Bryan begins to shake his head and connects his suicide dive. Bryan gets Dean back into the ring and connects his signature sidekicks; but just as the last kick was to be delivered, Dean rolls Bryan for the pin. Bryan being the technical wrestlers he is continues the roll and locks Dean up to the Yes Lock; where he Taps Taps Taps.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
CM Punk gets introduced and stands on the ramp to address the WWE universe. Punk is looking to make a legacy based on what he does to Paul Heyman, once he gets his hands on him. Heyman though believes that Ryback can protect him, but what Heyman and Ryback don’t know; there entering the cell with the devil himself. Punks plan is to put Ryback to sleep and corner Heyman and slam him all over the steel structure, because that’s what he deserves. Sunday at Hell in a Cell PPV, 3 men walk into the Hell in the Cell structure, but 1 man will walk out under his own power; and that is The Best in The World!
Backstage Segment: Hunter and Steph appoint Vickie in charge of Raw due to Maddox absents. They leave Vickie and enter an office where HBK is already waiting for them. HBK asks why Hunter thinks Daniel can’t be the WWE Champion; and Hunter states that Daniels face is like weeds and that he can’t be champion. HBK comes back saying that people told him that he wouldn’t be champion and same for Hunter. After that comment Hunter seemed somewhat disappointed. HBK feeling the intensity doesn’t stay and decides to “head out to have some fun.” He points and leaves on a weird pig laugh.. I still think he hunts humans for fun now, at night.
Santino Marella vs. Heath Slator
Santino comes out with Khali and Hornswaggel, and for some reason they’re all dressed up as Elvis.. Alright, this match looks promising so far…. NOT!
Santino dressed as Elvis connected a few karate chops to Heath and some Karate taunts. Heath irish whips Santino and connects a knee to the gut. He continues by connecting a few shoulder thrusts in the corner and gets he 2 count. He keeps Santino down with a mid section grab. Santino starts building momentum but Heath continues the shoulder thrusts while there back up on their feet. Santino side steps Heath and goes right into the corner post. Santino connects his hip toss, Splits, and cobra taunt. Heath connects a kick and goes to the top ropes. Heath jumps, but Santino kicks up and lands the Cobra on Heath for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Santino Marella
Santino goes to the announcer table and dances with Jerry the King Lawler honoring him considering he’s from Memphis TN.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton
This match will be good; these two competitors have good chemistry together.
These two starts things slow with a long clinch where the crowd was getting behind both competitors. The ref splits them up and Orton rolls to the outside. The crowd seems to be 50-50 on this match. Orton climbs back in and delivers a gut kick and punch after punch to Ziggler. Orton rolls Ziggler outside and slams him right into the barricade and delivers a fast close line on the mat. Orton takes him back into the ring and gets the 2 count. He drags Ziggler to the apron looking to connect his elevated DDT; but Ziggler runs Orton back into the barricade and punches away at him. He goes for a close line but Orton sidesteps and Ziggler connects hard to the flow. Both competitors are back in the ring and exchange punch after punch between each other. Orton Irish whips Ziggler to the corner but gets a close line right back into his face. Both Ziggler and Orton struggle to their feet where Orton connects his signature side neck breaker for the 2 count. Orton keeps Ziggler down with a choke hold and gets a breather. The crowd slowly gets on Zigglers side and he connects a jaw breaker on Randy, which allows him to continue the assault with a running close line, neck breaker, and his jumping elbow drop for the 2 count. As they both get to their feet, Ziggler connects the fameasser for the 2 count. Ziggler tries for a corner cross body, but it’s Orton who catches him in a T-bone suplex. Orton drags Ziggler to the ropes for his signature DDT and taunts for the RKO. As Ziggler gets up he delivers a fast dropkick to Orton for the 2 count. Ziggler tries for the Zig-Zag but Orton counters into a huge RKO for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Randy Orton.
Video Recap: John Cena’s surgery progression and his slow transition to become healthy again to wrestle. Fine we get it; your coming back because the WWE’s last PPVs were very controversial and angered allot of people due to no winners In the main events.
AJ & Tamina vs. The Bella Twins
Ok, let’s see how much detail will be in this match… Don’t expect much.
Brie and Tamina starts things off where Tamina is just man handling Brie. Brie reverses a back suplex and tags in Nikki where a horrible double drop kick was landed. Nikki gets Tamina on the ropes, but it’s Tamina who throws Nikki to the outside and hangs Nikki on the ropes. Some quick knee drops and punches, gets Tamina the 1 count. Tamina holds in a modified choke but Nikki stomps her way out. As Nikki runs to the corner, Tamina grabs her hair and slams Nikki right down to the mat. Tamina continuous with choke holds, slams, and a suplex to Nikki. Tamina tags in AJ and she gets the 2 count.
I had to leave my computer for a sec and Brie is in now yelling and beating on AJ. Brie connects one of her running knee to Tamina, who pushed AJ away; and connects the face buster on AJ for the 1..2..3!
Winners: The Bella Twins
Video Segment: Showing ADR’s 30 Seconds of Fury – Cross Arm breaker. See it here too:
Backstage Segment: Renee Young recaps Heyman and Friends attack on Punk on Smackdown when Big E Langston attacked Curtis Axel. Heyman walks into the shot with his friends, and goes on a crazy rant how he’s lava and how he hurts and melts innocent village people.. So eventually Heyman snaps back to reality and say that at Hell in The Cell, Punk will be locked in a cell with Heyman and that’s the worst possible option for him. Big E walks into the shot and asks “Am I a rookie now?” Both Ryback and Axel’s feelings got hurt because Big E didn’t say excuse me; and a match is made against Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel.
Video Segment: We get a video recapping Daniel Bryan and Shawn Michael’s relationship as a teacher and mentor.
The Wyatts vs. Kofi Kingston & The Miz
Erick begins the match with the Miz. Miz manages to get Erick out by ducking a close line. He jumps on Erick on the outside and goes face-to-face with Bray. Erick attacks from behind and gets Miz back into the ring. Erick tags in Luke and connects a body splash and big boot to Miz for the 2 count. Luke gets Miz in the ropes and hangs Miz’s throat against them for the 2 count. Luke tags in Erick and gets a large back breaker for the 2 count. Luke comes in once more and begins dropping elbows to Miz for the 2 count. Luke grounds Miz in a choke hold and rolls him around like an alligator. Miz tries to reach for Kofi but its Luke who stop that momentum. Luke throws Miz into his corner and connects a large drop suplex on Miz for the 2 count. Miz fights back and connects a kick on Luke and gets the tag to Kofi. Kofi comes in throwing close lines and his own body on these two giants. Kofi catches a nice cross body on Luke and gets the 2 count. Kofi ducks a big boot by Erick and throws him over the ropes. Kofi ducks an attack and rolls up Luke for the 2 count, and catches Erick with the Trouble in Paradise as he climbed the ropes. As Kofi turns his attention on Luke he gets connected a large close line for the 1..2..3!
Luke attacks Kofi after the match and baits Miz into the ring. They knot Miz in the ropes as Bray comes in chanting his cursed words. Both Luke and Erick hold the Miz’s eyes open to watch the words from Bray’s mouth. Bray is here to lead Miz to the gates and then we cut to commercials.
Winners: The Wyatts
Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston
Both Heyman and Ryback come to the ring with Axel, A.K.A “Heyman and Friends”.
Langston attacks Axel immediately and considering the match hasn’t began, both Ryback and Axel attack Big E. Big E keeps the heat on Heymans friends and gets them to the outside. Ryback and Axel appear to get the upper hand but it’s Big E who keeps the fight going, dragging Ryback into the apron and Close lining Axel on the Mat. Heyman attacks Big E with a kendo stick with no effect. Ryback attacks Big E and Punk runs to the ring swinging his Kendo Stick!! All members run in fear of the flimsy wood! Vickie comes out and makes a tag team match. CM Punk & Big E Langston vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel, and here we go with the commercials.
Big E Langston & CM Punk vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel
This match gets re-started, or more like started to begin with as a tag team match.
We return with Big E tagging in Punk while they dominate Axel. Punk lands a swinging neck breaker and tags in Big E as they perform a double under hook hip toss. Big E tags in Punk again and connects a knee to the gut. Axel comes back kicking Punk and slapping him down to the mat. Axel tags in Ryback but its Punk who fights back with punch after punch. Ryback utilizes his large stature and runs Punk into the corner and hard Irish whips him in the corner. Ryback punches and lands a leg drop onto Punk for the 2 count. A scoop slam has him tagging in Axel for the second rope forearm drop; Axel gets the 2 count. Axel locks a choke hold to build up the momentum where Punk fights back and connects a flying cross body for the 2 count. Axel nullifies his momentum with a large close line. Ryback gets tagged in and scoop slams Punk again. Ryback connects a big splash and gets the 2 count. Ryback slowly just punches and slaps Punk. He goes for a suplex but Punk rolls him up for the 2 count. Ryback stands up quickly and lands a big boot on Punk. Ryback locks in a bad looking rear bear hug on Punk as you hear Heyman yell “Tag me Punk, I’ll help you.” Punk reverses and gets a boot to Rybacks head allowing Punk tp tag in Big E just as Axel gets tagged in. Big E connects a fast close line and flapjack. Big E takes the straps off as CM Punk jumps on Ryback as he tries to interfere. Big E is able to catch the Big ending on Axel and pins for the 1..2..3!
Winners: CM Punk & Big E Langston
Punk chases Heyman and he runs for his life!
Backstage Segment: R-Truth does a promo for WWEShop.com.
Tons of Funk vs. The Real Americans
Tensai and Swagger, these two behemoths begin the match exchanging blow after blow. Cesaro gets a phantom tag while Swagger brings down Tensai. Cesaro lands a mid section stomp and tags in Swagger. Swagger backdrops Tensai and it looked as if Tensai landed hard on his head. Swagger lands the big corner splash and Cesaro tags to connect his over the shoulder stomp. Tensai manages to get the upper hand and gets in Brodus. Brodus lands in a few punches when Antonio lands a huge European uppercut and grounds Brodus. Cesaro begins the big swing on Brodus for a maximum 8 seconds, not so impressive. Swagger gets tagged in and knocks Tensai off the apron and locks in the Patriot lock on Brodus for the tap, tap, tap.
Winners: The Real Americans
Zeb comes into the ring and introduces a Bull-whip as his little friend. So if any Matadores attack him, he can whip them like a bull. He needed to work on his whipping; he looked to bad doing it.
Video Segment: Cena’s debut and career outline his achievements, audience hatred, and passion for the sport of wrestling.
Smackdown Recap: ADR calling Cena soft and that he will lose against him at Hell In the Cell, and remaining a nobody just as Cena already is.
Goldust and Cody Rhodes make their way to commentary to watch this match.
The Usos vs. The Shield (Roman and Seth)
Seth and Jimmy begin things off, with quick pins and fast back and forth punching. Jimmy gets a knee to the gut and close lines Seth to the outside followed by a jump over the top ropes onto Seth. Jimmy gets Seth back into the ring and gets the 2 count. Seth manages to tag in Roman where he body splashes Jimmy for the 2 count. Jimmy pushes Roman back to the Usos corner for a double body splash. Jay comes in and lands a few kicks and punches to Roman and quickly tags in Jimmy. Jimmy punches and kicks both Seth and Roman in their corner; but gets knocked out by a fast drop kick by Seth. Seth and Roman continue their advantage for a few tags between them. Roman keeps a choke hold on Jimmy and takes him to the apron. Roman tries to suplex Jimmy into the ring but ends up being pushed off right into the announcer table as we cut to commercial.
We return seeing Jimmy struggle to get to Jay, but Seth stops him and drags him to the Shields corner. Roman gets tagged in and both Seth and Roman perform a double leg split on Jimmy. Roman connects a suplex and locks in a choke hold for a breather. Jimmy tries to pump up the crowd and manages to fight his way back with DDT on Roman. Both stay down as the ref begins to count. Roman tags in Seth and he interrupts Jimmies attempt to tag with a quick close line. Seth taunts and runs to his corner to body splash Jimmy. Jimmy backdrops Seth out of the ring, but Roman tagged Seth. Roman comes in and attempts to back drop Jimmy but gets reversed to a kick to the head. Jimmy tags in Jay and he just goes ballistic; punching and kicking, reversing and damaging both members of the Shield. Jay goes for a corner close line on Roman, but Roman connects a evil looking close line to Jay for the 2 count. Jimmy saves the pin, and here is where we see the Rhodes brothers get pissed off at Ambrose on the outside; and all hell breaks loose. All members of the shield, Usos, and Rhodes get in on the match. After some mayhem and punching we hear the bell ring marking the ending of the match. After some barricade and stairs throwing to both of the Usos, they still stand with the Rhodes brothers victories in the ring, as the Shield limps away.
Winners: No Contest
Due to this battle royal It will be a Triple Threat Tag Team Match at Hell In The Cell for the Unified Tag Team Championship.
Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton Contract Signing
We see Triple H and Steph in the ring facing the contract signing table. Randy Orton’s music hits and he walks to the ring, grumpy and un-oiled. We get an introduction to Daniel Bryan leading the Yes chants throughout the arena. Triple H stands in the ring clapping for Daniel, is he censer?
Triple H introduces HBK with almost all of the suck-up names you can think of, even “My best friend”.
HBK enters to a great reaction, this guys is crazy, honestly hunts people at night..
Steph thanks everyone for coming to the contract signing. She hands over the contract to “The Face of the WWE” Randy Orton. We listen to him make some usual comment of Daniel not getting back up on Sunday. Orton states his past victories against John Cena, and the Undertaker in a Hell In a Cell, and considering this will be Bryans first; it will also be his last. Randy Signs the Contract.
The contract is handed to Bryan where it’s his turn to talk. He begins by stating that the threats are the usual thing, and that without The Shield, The Authority, and even Triple H; he would be standing there WWE champion as it should be. Bryan also claims that he is capable of smashing in that face of the WWE. He Thanks Orton for being the corporate lackey he is. And that Orton brought out the sadistic, evil, under hooked Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Triple H takes his turn to talk and states that there are allot of guys back there in the locker room who are A+ players. But that doesn’t mean they could be the WWE champion; if they were, Hunter and everyone would be working for Ted Turner by now. And at Hell In the Cell Daniel Bryan will understand that he is nothing but a B player. Bryan challenges to fight Triple H if he got out of his suit sometime. Triple H claims that he wouldn’t come back to fight Daniel Bryan. Of course Hunter would fight A+ players, and would not waste his time fighting someone like Daniel Bryan. HBK shouldn’t have ever wasted his time training him, this is where HBK interrupts.
He claims Daniel is very good, and asks what happened to Triple H? What happened to the guy that raised the machine with him? The guy who rode the tank into WCW? The guy who played Poker half naked in the ring with HBK? All HBK knows is that the WWE universe picked him to ref the match and he’ll do it clean and straight. Triple H claims that at the end of the day “Shawn will do what’s right”. Shawn agrees, and claims that he will do what’s right for the business he loves. Shawn continuous to ask what Hunter has against Bryan? Is it because he’s smaller? Because he has a grotesque beard? Or is it that in the end, Triple H is angry at him because Bryan has proved him wrong? Randy retorts that he will take this A+ player and take him straight to hell.. Isn’t Daniel Bryan a B player as Triple H claims?
BUT WAIT!! We see a Mack truck driving into the garage, slamming into garbage cans, chairs, tables, and right into the arena. Big Show pulls the horn and continuous to pull the horn and stands at the door chanting YES YES YES. He moves his hand as if telling Orton in the ring to turn around. Orton did and got a knee to the face. Daniel stands in front of Triple H raising his hands chanting YES YES and then standing victorious with Big Show on the Mack truck.
This Sunday we will see one hell of a WWE Championship Match. And Langston got a championship match against Axel.
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