Welcome my War Gods to The Mind Of Carnage.
Monday Night Raw, October 14th 2013.
Today is thanksgiving in Canada and I am too stuffed with turkey and gravy to go into detail in this recap. The tryptophan is taking effect and I feel my body shutting down finger-by-finger. I am sorry my War Gods, but if you eat turkey, you will understand and share my sleepiness.
We begin the night with HBK addressing the WWE Universe in anticipation of his special guest referee appointment at Hell in a Cell, Shawn Michaels promised to officiate the contest fair and square despite the involvement of both his protégé Daniel Bryan and his best friend’s chosen champion, Randy Orton. The Viper, however, wasn’t buying what HBK was selling and quickly made himself known, vowing to take “Mr. WrestleMania” out for good if he should “screw” the former WWE Champion at Hell in a Cell. Orton’s fighting words didn’t lead to an actual fight, but a barely missed Superkick had The Apex Predator seem worried that HBK may screw him out of the WWE Championship.
Backstage Segment – Paul Heyman and Brad Maddox are seen together in the general manager’s office, talking about the match at Hell in the Cell. Paul Heyman wants to name the stipulation in the match at Hell in the Cell, due to Punks cheating low-blow on Ryback at Battleground. Maddox decides to create Beat-the-clock matches for tonight, Ryback vs. R-Truth, and CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel. If Ryback beats the clock, then it will be Ryback & Axel vs. Punk at Hell in the cell. But, if Punk wins, it will be CM Punk who decides the stipulation at Hell in the Cell.
Video Segment: WWE shows a video segment showing the passion of John Cena and getting us all ready for his return at Hell In the Cell against Del Rio.
Los Matadores vs 3MB (Slator and Drew McIntyre)
Winners: Los Matadores
Video Recap: We get another video recap of last week’s raw where Stephanie McMahon fired Big Show, and The Shield beat Daniel Bryan and the Usos, and where big Show knocks out Triple H. BIG SHOW SLAP!!
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out to address the WWE Universe regarding Triple H’s condition. The crowd begins by chanting “You got knocked out!” towards Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Steph states that Big Shows house, items, and everything he owns are now being repossessed and sold. She continues by saying that Triple H is the new era, and that he is the new WWE. The rumors of his jaw being wired shut and concussions are falsified and generally exaggerated. Triple H takes the mic, and says that he became the COO for the fans; and that all the heat and problems he’s had being in the COO position is nothing. Triple H’s breaking point was when he was lying in the middle of the ring after the knockout punch by Big Show. While everyone in the arena, and the world chanted YES!! If the WWE universe wants a bag guy, then they got a bad guy. Triple H vows to make Big Show grovel at his feet and the WWE Roster will be begging to keep their jobs. And to those who even thought of the word “Yes”, he would make their lives a living hell. Daniel Bryan comes out to hopefully address Triple H and Steph, but quickly gets attacked by Del Rio from behind. As Bryan lays motionless on the ground from a kick to the head, Steph introduces Daniels opponent for the night; The World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. Triple H chants Yes Yes Yes, as the crowd chants No, No, No!
R-Truth vs. Ryback (Beat the Clock Match)
I read that a story development between Ryback and Goldberg may be in the works for Wrestlemania XXX. It hasn’t been finalized as of yet, but WWE and Goldberg are in talks.
Truth tried wasting as much time as he could by taunting on the outside and taking time connecting his moves. A quick Shell Shock to Truth gives Ryback the pin for the 1..2..3!
The Match ends at 5 minutes and 44 seconds. Punk has to beat Axel by that time, or else at Hell in the Cell; it will be Ryback & Curtis Axel vs. CM Punk in a hell in the cell match.
Winner: Ryback (5:44 minute match)
Backstage Segment: Stephanie McMahon runs into the Bella’s and congrats Brie on her engagement to Daniel Bryan. Considering Bryan was chanting Yes Yes Yes over Triple H’s motionless body last week; Steph makes a match between Brie and Tamina. Nikkie cannot be at ringside and AJ will have a bird’s eye view.
Tons of Funk (Tensai and Brodus) vs. The Real Americans (Jack Swagger & Antonia Cesaro)
Cesaro delivers a hanging gutwrech suplex to Tensai; and the Neutralizer to Brodus for the 1..2..3! Antonio Cesaro grabs Tensai for the Giant swing and the crowd begins cheering for it. Antonia begins the swing but doesn’t keep it in long enough. After 5 rotation The WWE universe begins to boo him.. Geez, these people are hard to impress.
Winners: The Real Americans
Brie Bella vs. Tamina (AJ at ringside)
As Brie taunts, Tamina connects a huge boot right to Brie’s face. Tamina gets the 1..2..3!
Tamina attacks Brie after the match with a Samoan Drop and a shoulder breaker. Tamina makes her way to the top rope and lands a Super Fly Splash on Brie. AJ climbs into the ring and while Tamina holds Brie up, AJ locks in her Black Window stretch. The refs come in a break up the attack.
Backstage Segment: Steph and Maddox are seen watching Triple H’s new DVD. Bryan barges in and is pissed at Steph for making that match with Brie and Tamina. Steph understands Bryan’s anger but asks him “Don’t you have a fiancée to attend too?” Bryan walks off.
CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel (Beat the Clock Match, 5:44 is the time to beat)
With 45 Seconds left, Heyman yells hold him down, hold him down, to Curtis Axel. Axel tries for a suplex but gets rolled up by Punk, a quick kick to the head followed by the Go-To-Sleep has Punk getting the pin on Axel for the 1..2..3 with 12 Seconds to spare. Punk wins the Beat-The-Clock.
Heyman walks to the ramp pissed and yelling the fact Axel lost. Punk gets the mic and decides his stipulation. At Hell in the Cell, it will be a Handicap match: CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman, In a Hell in a Cell!! The crowd cheers “CM Punk, CM Punk!”
Daniel Bryan vs. Alberto Del Rio
This match displayed allot of technical manoeuvres both from Del Rio and Bryan; either on the mat or face-to-face. Many times Bryan got the momentum, but it was Del Rio who was one step ahead of him and stopped his advantage. Daniel Bryan fought back and managed to land a suicide dive and flying dropkick to Del Rio; Bryan goes for the pin and gets the 1..2..Ohh! All of a sudden, Orton comes on the titan-tron and says that he’s going to see how Daniels fiancée is doing. Randy enters the trainer’s room where Brie and Nikkie are being attended too. Once the door is closed you hear the Bella’s scream in fear. Daniel tries to run to the back but Del Rio connects a side head kick and gets the 1..2..Ohh! Daniel still delivers a kick to Del Rio and manages to run to the back. The ref counts to 10 and Bryan is counted out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio by Count out
A camera follows Daniel Bryan as he gets to the trainer’s room. Randy attacks him from the back, slamming Bryans head against a steel bin they had in the trainer’s room. Brie begs for Orton to stop and the refs enter to assist in getting Randy Orton out. Bryan is left on the floor surrounded by Refs and Brie.
Backstage Segment: The Shield stand in an office facing Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Triple H makes the match against the Shield and The Rhodes brothers a no disqualification championship match. “The gloves are off boys”.
Video Recap: John’s Cena rehabilitation of his surgery and showing the WWE universe that he’s ready and better than ever.
Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Shield (No DQ, WWE Unified Tag Team Championship Match)
The Shield has the advantage on Goldust. Quick tags between Seth and Roman continue to wear him down. Goldust gets his momentum back and elbow drops Roman and super slams Seth from the top rope, which allows him to tag in Cody. Cody comes in throwing punches to Seth and Roman; seeing Dean Ambrose trying to interfere, Cody delivers his disaster kick which leaves Ambrose on the outside. Cody and Goldust begin to gain momentum, and while Cody sets up the Cross roads on Roman, Ambrose attacks from behind. The Shield attacks Cody and gets ready for the triple power bomb. Goldust comes in to save his brother swinging a chair hitting all of the Shield members. On the outside Cody and Seth go fist-to-fist. Cody goes for the disaster kick off the stairs, but Seth catches him and power bombs Cody in the barricade. Goldust takes out Roman inside the ring and atomic drops Seth Rollins from the top rope. Goldust continues by close lining Roman and himself to the outside. Ambrose attacks Goldust which distracts him and gives Roman enough time to connect a huge spear to Goldust through the barricade. Ambrose tries to drag Roman into the ring but out of the crowd, Big Show runs in.. Knocking out all members of the Shield. Cody pins Roman and gets the 1..2..3!!
Big Show stands with the crowd as Triple H gets into the ring, yelling and frustrated with what just happened.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Goldust (New Unified Tag Team Champions)
Raw Ends with new Champions and a pissed off COO! Big Show stands tall yet again!
This Thanksgiviing has been eventful and my fingures are falling asleep as we speak. To those in Cacnada Happy Thanksigiving! To those from the States, your is coming up.
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