The beginnings of Survivor Series began to fall into place. Plus, The Authority took action to quell the pending lawsuit against the WWE. What would they do?
C.M. Punk vs Luke Harper
This match came about due to the Wyatt Family’s attack on Punk, last Monday. Punk got a monster pop from the crowd. The video of the attack replayed. Bray then ushered his troops down to ringside. Raw also showed the attack on Daniel Bryan by the Wyatts.
The bell sounded and Punk tore into Luke. Punk with wild punches but Luke with a hard slap to the face. Uppercut by Luke. Luke with a Headbutt to Punk’s chest and then choked him with the knee. Punk came back with hard kicks. Rocking Uppercut by Harper. Luke punched away as JBL compared him to Frank “Bruiser” Brody. Harper with a vicious Forearm. The crowd chanted for Punk as Harper hit the Scoop Slam. Elbow Drop by Harper. Harper actually yelled. Gator Roll by Harper. Harper lifted Punk in the Front Face Lock. Punk got free and blasted the daylights out of Luke. Harper sent Punk into the corner and went for a Big Boot. Punk moved and Harper ended up on the floor. Suicide Dive by Punk. Eric Rowan walked around the edge of the ring to check on his “Brother”. Raw went to break.
Harper pressed against the sides of Punk’s head. During the break, Punk took a Big Boot from Harper. Harper with the Slingshot to send Punk up into the middle rope. Elbow Drop by Harper. Harper bashed Punk’s face with hard fists. Harper went back to the Gator Roll. Punk got to his feet and kicked Harper in the jaw. Tornado DDT by Punk. Both men were down. Rowan was pacing like an expectant father, on the outside. Straight fist by Harper but Punk with the Leg Lariat and Rolling Neckbreaker. Bray screamed at Harper to do more damage.
Elevator Knee into the Short Arm Clothesline. Punk went to the Penthouse and flew off…onto Eric Rowan, on the floor. Harper tried to Pearl Harbor the Second City Saint but Punk fought back. Punk with a Springboard into a Boot from Harper. Punk dodged the Discus Clothesline and rolled up Harper for the win.
Your Winner: C.M. Punk
Raw Ranking: 3.0 out of a possible 5
Rowan and Bray then joined the party to beat down on Punk. Rowan and Harper held Punk but Daniel Bryan came down to aid Punk. Daniel had a chair and wasn’t afraid to use it. Punk also got to swing the chair, at one point. The Wyatts took a powder as Daniel and Punk stood tall. I’m expecting these guys to be involved in a Survivor Series match. I was talking with my buddy, Lee, and a couple others about this situation and I expect the following:
Bray Wyatt, Eric Rowan, Luke Harper, Curtis Axel and Ryback vs Daniel Bryan, C.M. Punk, Great Khali, Santino Marella and Dolph Ziggler
Standard Survivor Series Type Match
Michael Cole sent it to a WWE.com Exclusive where HHH banned the Big Show from the WWE…for life. The announcers tried to determine if that was a “knee jerk” reaction. JBL didn’t feel it was and sent it to a video clip of Big Show knocking out HHH, last month. The fans were then told they could choose who fights Randy Orton:
1. Dolph Ziggler
2. Big E Langston
3. The Miz
After a recap of the last segment, Renee interviewed C.M. Punk. Punk knew that it wasn’t going to be a “Fair Fight”. He could accept being out-numbered as long as others could accept that he Out-Gunned him. Punk said others have issues with the Wyatts.
Michael Cole talked with Paul Heyman, on the phone. Paul was in Europe to get medical treatment for his injuries suffered at Hell in a Cell. Heyman ran down all his issues, including nasal fractures. Heyman sounded as if he were crying when he talked about being beaten, after the match. Paul felt he deserved an apology for his beating. When Cole questioned if Heyman were crying, Paul hung up without comment.
Ryback vs Great Khali
This match happened when Ryback picked on Hornswoggle. Santino got in his face and said Khali would have an issue. Ryback called them all “Freaks”.
After a quick round of commercials, it was time to get down to business. Collar and Elbow and Khali pushed Ryback back. Ryback wanted a second chance at the Collar and Elbow and ended up on his butt. Ryback with a Knife Edge Chop but Khali responded with a hard punch. Back Elbows by Khali. Open Hand Slap by Khali. Khali grabbed Ryback by the ear and slapped the chest, over and over. Ryback tried to lift Khali for the Shell Shocked but couldn’t do it. Khali with a Big Boot and Clotheslines. Khali missed the Khali Khop but Ryback took down Khali with the Meat Hook Clothesline.
Your Winner: Ryback
Raw Ranking: 1.0
Ryback then pulled Santino out of the ring. Hornswoggle swatted at Ryback to distract him. Ryback chased him away and then threw Santino into the ring barrier. Ryback exited while the others tried to regain their senses.
Michael Cole talked, again, about Big Show’s banning. It was time for another clip. Big Show cost The Shield their tag team titles, 3 weeks ago. Mind you, it was a no-DQ match.
Kofi Kingston vs Alberto Del Rio
This was Del Rio’s first match since losing the World title. Dle Rio attacked Kofi, just as the bell rang. Kofi cae back with kicks. Del Rio stopped him cold nad continued to stomp away. Universal into a Flyng Back Elbow by Kofi. La Bandera Clothesline by Kofi. Flip Dive by Kofi. Kofi almost missed Del Rio on that move. Kofi put Del Rio back in the ring and got a two count. Del Rio sent Kofi to the corner. He blocked the Pendulum Kick and Double Stomped Kofi to the canvas. Del Rio pounded on Kofi’s skull.
Dle Rio trapped Kofi in the ropes and punched and kicked away. Step-Up Enziguri by Del Rio. 2 count. Rear Chin Lock by Del Rio. Kofi began to punch his way free. German Bridging Suplex by Del Rio for a two count. Kofi’s head hit hard. Del Rio mocked Kofi’s hand slapping call for Trouble in Paradise. Snap Suplex by Del Rio. Del Rio went back to the Rear Chin Lock. Sunset Flip by Kofi. 2 count. Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker, by Del Rio, for 2. Seated Rear Chin Lock by Del Rio. Kofi with a Kneelfit to escape. Headbutts by Del Rio. Del Rio missed the Corner Enziguri. Crossbody, by Kofi, onto Del Rio’s back. 1-2-no. Kofi with Double Boots and a Hurancanrana that sent Del Rio into the corner. Top Rope Crossbody but Kofi could only get a 2. Kofi with a nice Dropkick. Del Rio answered with a Superkick. Rolling Scholl Boy for two. Cross Armbreaker by Del Rio. Kofi had no choice by to tap out.
Your Winner (by submission): Alberto Del Rio
Raw Ranking: 3.25
Michael Cole brought up more about Big Show. This time, it was time to look at Big Show’s side. It had to do with Discrimination, Slander, Defamation, Breach of Contract, Intimidation, Extortion, Exploitation and Wrongful Termination. The announcers were divided in their support of this situation.
They then talked about the WWE App.
Randy Orton came out for his match against a mystery opponent. Jerry Lawler started to announce who Randy would face but Orton stopped him. Orton cut a long-winded rant about how everyone is beneath him. He didn’t really care who would be his next “victim”. Lawler made the official announcement and it was a landslide. (75%)
Randy Orton vs Big E Langston
The two circled and Randy with kicks, punches and a Headbutt. Side Headlock by The Viper. Langston with a Shoulder Tackle. Randy bailed out to the floor. Collar and Elbow into a Go Behind. Standing Switch and Langston took Orton up, over and down. Randy with several hard shots but Langston reversed everything into a Back Elbow. 2 count. Langston with a hard shot to the ribs. Orton tumbled out to the floor. Dropkick by Orton but he only got a one. Cole talked about Langston being a champ on NXT. Langston sent Orton flying off the apron. Raw took a quick break.
Langston with Corner Mount Punches, as the show returned. Short Arm Clothesline by Big E. Orton went to the floor, yet again. Langston went out and chased Orton. Randy with a kick but Langston sent Orton into the ring steps. Randy pulled Big E into the ring apron. Randy pitched Langston back into the ring. Langston fought back and went for a Spear. Randy moved and Langston hit the outside floor, seriously hard.
Randy put Langston back in the ring and got a 2 count. Randy stomped the ankle, multiple times. Orton then stomped the side of Langston’s face and slapped on the Side Headlock. Langston rushed Orton to the corner and hit a Running Shoulder to Orton’s ribs. Langston with a couple of hard Clotheslines. Belly to Belly by Langston into a Huge Splash. Randy with the Twisted Sister Backbreaker but it only brought Orton a 2. Randy threw Langston into the ring post and went for the Rope Assisted DDT. He planted him like a row of taters. (Flashback to my J.C. Scott days). Randy slipped into his Special Place. Langston blocked the RKO and nailed the Brick Wall. Langston wanted the Big Ending but Orton escaped and connected with the RKO.
Your Winner: Randy Orton
Raw Ranking: 3.0 (major kudos to Langston for stepping up his game).
Michael Cole talked about Big Show’s attack on Randy Orton, last week, being the final straw. HHH, again, talked about banning the Big Show for life. JBL was surprised that Big Show hadn’t been 86d earlier. They showed Big Show knocking out Brad Maddox. They also showed Big Show driving a Big Rig into an arean. Heck, Stone Cold did that for years.
The announcers then talked about the new WWE video game. I may end up getting that one, yet. Holiday Bonuses should be coming in the near future. If I get one, this year, there will be a PS3 in my office.
Summer Rae and Fandango came out and the crowd started dancing away. It was a mixed tag match.
Fandango and Summer Rae vs Tyson Kidd and Natalya (Neidhart-Kidd)
Mixed Tag Team Match
Tyson finally grew out his hair. No more little Crown Poofie thing on an otherwise bald skull. Total Divas returns to E! on Sunday. It ended up growing on me.
The guys got started. Kidd with a Push Off but Fandango with a Shoulder Tackle. Cartwheel by Fandango. Dropkick by Kid. Tag to Summer and Nattie. Summer got all mouthy and then slapped Nattie. Double Heel Trip and Nattie got in Fanny’s face. Summer with a shot from behind. Faceplant by Summer for 2. Summer tried for pins but couldn’t get the 3. Leg Scissors by Summer. So many buddies of mine would love to switch places with Nattie. Summer slid down Nattie’s back and almost pinned her. Double Clothesline took both women down. Tag to the guys.
Tyson with an Enziguri and Springboard Dropkick. Kicks by Kidd. Springboard Leg Scissors Flip to the outside. Running Knee Strike by Tyson. Fandango tripped Kidd by pulling the ring apron. Fandango went to the top and went for the Perfect 10. Kid moved and put Fandango in the Sharpshooter! Tap Out.
\Your Winners: Natalya and Tyson Kidd
Raw Ranking: 2.5
Renee talked with Damien Sandow about failing in his Money in the Bank Cash In. Raw ran the video of Cena pinning Sandow. Sandow said he had to look at himself and reevaluate. As he talked, Zeb Colter and the Real Americans walked up. Zeb said the trio would be John Cena and the Rhodes Brothers. Zeb did the “We the People” thing. Sandow is still calling himself the “Uncrowned World Champion”.
The announcers were talking, yet again, about the whole Big Show banishment. Man, this is getting so boring.
John Cena came out to address the crowd. The whole arena was bathed in pink Cena trotted down to the ring. Cena asked for the house microphone. Cena acknowledged the excitement in the air. Cena brought up the Susan G Komen campaign. Cena said that he believed it fighting for life. Cena said the Pink gear would be available through the rest of the year with a portion of the proceeds going to Susan G Komen. Cena thanked everyone for joining in the fight. Cena pointed out some breast cancer survivors and their families. My mother and auntie are breast cancer survivors and I know that fight is a tough one. Cena then calle dout his partners.
John Cena, Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger
Alberto Del Rio came out to watch the match from the announce table. Zeb Colter wasn’t happy to see him there. Cena and Sandow tore into each other. Cena with a Whip into the Bulldog. Tag to Cody. Double Whip into Double Back Elbows by Cody and Cena. Damien reversed a Whip on Cody but Cody with the Spinning Sunset Flip. Tag to Swagger. Cody ran Jack into the corner. Tag to Goldust. Goldy with a wild Dropkick. Uppercut by Goldy. Jack blocked a Hip Toss but Goldy kept u the heat with various shots. Tag to Cody. Double team by the tag champs. Cesaro took the tag and got pounded. Cena tagged back in and called out Antonio to fight.
Collar and Elbow and Antonio pushed off. Collar and Elbow and John pushed Antonio away. The announcing group kept bickering as the match continued. Test of Strength as Zeb told Del Rio to bring it if he wanted a fight with him. Cena was winning the test but Antonio with a hard kick and European Uppercut. Fisherman’s Suplex by Cena for a two. Tag to Goldust. Double Suplex on Antonio. 2 count.
Goldy dropped his weight on Antonio’s arm. 2 count. Snap Mare and Legdrop by Goldy. Tag to Cody. Front Drop Suplex by Cody. Antonio blasted Cody and tagged to Sandow. Shoulder Thrusts by Sandow. Cody took Sandow done and then tagged out to Cena. John went for the Attitude Adjustment but Sandow got free and bailed out to the floor. Break time.
Cena broke free from Antonio. Lift into a European Uppercut by Cesaro. 2 count. Jack took the tag and got a 2 count. Swagger Bomb for a two. Sandow tagged in and hit the Headbutt. Measured Punches by Sandow. Cena then connected with his new Inverted Flying Neckbreaker move. Jack got the tag and prevented Cena from tagging out. Knee Strikes by Jack, in the corner. Front Facelock by Jack. Cena lifted jack and then dropped him. Jack cinched in the Patriot Lock but Cena spun under to send Jack sailing. Antonio tagged back in and Face Washed Cena. European Uppercut by Antonio. Cesaro screamed at Cena to stay down. Anntonio with another European Uppercut. Cena surprised everyone with a Jumping Hurancanrana. Tag to Sandow.
Sandow began to focus on the repaired arm of John Cena. Sandow slapped on the Keylock and ordered Cena to give up. Cena tried for the AA but Sandow with the Edge Drop. Running Clothesline by Sandow. Cena with a Spinnign Powerbomb to Sandow. Tag to Goldust and Cesaro. Goldy went wild on Antonio with massive shots. Inverted Atomic Drop by Goldust, followed by a Hard Boot. Corner Mount Punches to Antonio. Goldy went to the top and hit a Spinning Crossbody,f rom the top. Sandow rushed in but got nailed by a Cody Dropkick. Jack went after Cody and got a Disaster Kick to the Face. Cena then finished off Jack with the AA. Damien with the “You’re Welcome” to Cena. Antonio with the Giant Swing to Goldust. Dang, that makes me so dizzy. Goldy rolled out of the ring. Cena went after Antonio. Cena threw Antonio into Zeb Colter. Goldust with a Bulldog which also took out Jack. Damien made the save but ate the Moonsault from Cody. Cena with a Crossbody to Antonio. Final Cut by Goldust!
Your Winners: Goldust, Cody Rhodes and John Cena
Raw Ranking: 4.0
Alberto Del Rio stared and yelled at John Cena. Jack Swagger checked on the out-cold Zeb Colter. JBL saw that Zeb was hurt. Zeb was clutching his ribs as he got up.
Again, they showed why Big Show filed the lawsuit.
Backstage, Big Show met up with the Prime Time Players and R-Truth and others. Show was dressed to the Nines. The announcers couldn’t believe that Show was in the house. Vickie Guerrero came in and told HHH that Show was in the building. Stephanie came in and she let him in because “The Board” ordered this issue settled. HHH said he was ready to stand up to “The Board”. Stephanie said the company couldn’t afford to risk the company for personal business. Stephanie told her hubby that HHH has never had any trouble taking “McMahon Money”. Ouch. HHH ordered Vickie to go get Big Show and bring him to the ofrfice…now.
Dolph Ziggler vs Curtis Axel
This was Curtis’ first match without Paul Heyman since the two united. Again, Paul E is over in Europe seeing specialists. Lock Up and Axel went after the arm. Hammer lock but Dolph twisted around to reverse the move. Axel with hard shots. Shoulder Tackle by Axel. Universal into a Dolph Dropkick. Dolph went up on the turnbuckles and Dolph pulled him down. Elbow Drops by Axel. Axel pulled at Dolph’s face. Wicked Dropkick by Axel that brought him a two count. Axel with a Chin Wrench.
Axel slipped into a full Rear Chin Lock. Dolph powered up and nailed the Jawbreaker. Axel ended up hitting the ring post. Corner Splash into Corner Mount Punches by Dolph. Rolling Funk Neckbreaker and Jumping Elbow Drop by Dolph. 2, again. Axel hit the back of Dolph’s neck and laid him out. Axel called for a Powerbomb but Dolph turned t into the Sunset Flip and the Famouser. Axel blocked the Zig Zag but Dolph would not be denied. He came back and nailed it nad took the win.
Your Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Raw Ranking: 3.5
Raw showed the opening segment between the Wyatts and Punk and Daniel Bryan. Renee stopped Daniel and interviewed him. She asked him if showing up was a wise idea. He said it normally wouldn’t be but he saw a chance for payback and he took it.
HHH and Stephanie were in the office. HHh felt if he wrote a big enough check, Big Show would go away. Vickie came in and said Big Show would meet with The Authority but not in the office. Vickie explained that Big Show wanted to do this, in the ring. HHH understood that Show wanted witnesses.
The Usos vs Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater
Jimmy started against Drew. Knife Edge Chops by Jimmy and a Corner Splash. Heath with the distraction. That allowed a Missile Dropkick by Drew. Tag to Heath. Double Blanchard Slingshot Suplex. Jimmy was thrown into the enemy corner and Drew tagged back in. Arm Bar by Drew. Headbutt by Jimmy and another hard Chop. Drew with an Airplane Spin Launcher. Drew slapped Jimmy, over and over. JBL started saying that El Torito is related to Mister Ed. (Love that show).
Heath tagged back in. Jimy with a Superkick to Drew. Heath with his own to Jimmy. Heath flew off the top rope and got kicked into the middle of next week. Jey took the tag and hit a Superfly Splash to take the win.
Your Winners: The Usos
Raw Ranking: 1.75
Renee interviewed Los Matadores and showed some highlights of their matches. Mixed in were portions of their entrance video and some action by El Torito. El Torito came in and went all around Renee. They accused the little bull of being “Horny”…as in stabbing her in the knees with his horns. Too funny.
Nikki and Brie Bella and Eva Marie vs A.J. Lee, Tamina Snuka and Aksana
Before the match, Raw showcased Kane joining The Authority and ditching his mask. Would we see his new look, this week?
Back to action and the six lovely ladies were ready to go. Nikki started against Tamina. Next week, Raw will be in the UK. Go Behind by Nikki. They went to the corner but Nikki got out. Tamina came back with a Samoan Drop. Tag to Aksana. Aksana with a couple of kicks and A.J. tagged in. Front Face Lock into a modified Sleeper. Nikki threw A.J. off and Tamina took the tag. Jumping Headbutt by Snuka. Nikki with a Forearm and Sunset Flip, from the apron, for a two. Brie took the tag and dropped A.J.. Brie with Dropkicks and Tamina accidentally took out Aksana. Back Elbow to Brie and Tamina with a Clothesline to Eva Marie. Tamina went up to pay tribute to her daddy. She missed the Superfly Splash. Eva Marie tagged in and School Girl’d her for the win.
Your Winners: Eva Marie and the Bella Twins
Raw Ranking: 1.0
The Authority was on their way out to the ring. HHH still looked ticked off. HHH said Big Show should come on out so they could get this over with. Show made The Authority wait. The music went off and Show came out in suit and tie. JBL wondered where they found a suit big enough to fit Show. Show was all smiles as he got in the ring. Stephanie asked Big Show what he wanted. First, he wanted a broom for Stephanie to fly back to Stamford on. HHH cut him off and asked how many “Zeroes” would it take to make this go away. Show said it wasn’t about the money. Show wanted to be the best at something and performing for the crowd. Show did say the WWE was a great place to work and he wanted his job back. HHH mocked him, big time. HHH started to deny it but Stephanie called him off. Show said HHH was too angry. Stephanie gave Show back his job. Cool. Show had another request. He felt he deserved the “World’s Largest Bonus” for coming back to work. HHH fumed at that one but kept him mouth closed. Show then changed his request. He wanted to be the “Face of the WWE”. HHH had to calm Stephanie down.
Suddenly, The Shield entered the arena. Show wanted to know what was going on. We’d have to wait until after the break to find out.
Big Show warned HHH to tread lightly. Show said he was going to be given a WWE Title Match, against Randy Orton, at Survivor Series. HHH threatened to leave Show in a puddle of his own blood. Show started to leave and said he would have his lawyer call the Board of Directors so Big Show could own the whole WWE. HHH stopped Big Show and reluctantly agreed to Big Show’s demand. Show forced HH to repeat it, over and over. HHH then decided to put Big Show in a Handicap Match.
Big Show vs The Shield and Randy Orton
This was just a ridiculous mugging. Show tried to fight back, in his suit, but the numbers were too much.. A Spear from Reigns led to an attempt at the Triple Powerbomb. Show fought out but was further attacked. Nice Double Suplex by Show. Right in the middle of things, Kane came out in a suit and tie. He was almost unrecognizable. Orton went for the RKO but Show blocked it. Seth with the Flying Knee, off the top rope. Randy screamed at Show to get up. When he did, Randy with the RKO. Randy screamed for a chair. Kane pitched chairs into the ring. Dean, Seth and Randy took turns pounding Show’s back with the chairs. The ref called for the bell.
Your Winner (by Disqualification): Big Show
Raw Ranking: .5
Randy ordered The Shield to put Show through the announce table. Before that happened, Roman drove the ring steps into Show’s face. Triple Powerbomb put Show through the table. Roman had a heck of a time holding up Show, who had put on a lot more weight, lately. Stephanie taunted Show by welcoming him back. Randy pushed his title belt into Show’s face. Randy told Show he didn’t have a chance of beating him.