Posted October 6th, 2015 by jshannon

We are well on our way to Hell in a Cell. More pieces were placed for this complicated puzzle, this week.

The show began with a look back at the evaluation of Kane by the cute girl from H.R.. Seth thought Kane would be run out of the company but it didn’t happen. Seth attacked Kane and nailed the Pedigree. Corporate Kane was placed in an ambulance but Demon Kane emerged.

Roll the opening montage!

Welcome to Bean Town…Boston…home town of the great Kevin Sullivan.

Brock Lesnar’s music went off and the crowd popped, huge. Paul Heyman flanked his man. Brock is in the middle of his Go To Hell Tour. On Saturday night, Brock got into one Hell of a fight with Big Show. Brock took the giant one to Suplex City. Brock shocked everyone by hitting an F5 to Big Show. It is almost time for the Final Battle in the Brock/Undertaker War. They will meet, one last time, at Hell in a Cell.

Paul did his normal opening schtick. Paul crowed about how great Brock has been, recently. Paul was so proud that his client was able to destroy Big Show, this past week. They are now completely focused on the Undertaker. Paul did a brief history lesson about how Undertaker has massacred every foe for 25 years…except Brock Lesnar. Paul let everyone know that the Hell in a Cell structure was the Den of the Beast. Paul laughed off Undertaker’s claim that the Cell was Undertaker’s home. Paul sent it to a video replay of the End of the Streak.

Paul came back to say that Brock had placed Taker in the hospital for a solid week, after their epic Wrestlemania match. Paul brought up Undertaker’s inability to get revenge on Brock. Paul ran the video of Undertaker tapping out at Summerslam. The ref didn’t see it and the match restarted. Taker hit a Low Blow and put down Taker with Hell’s Gate. Brock still showed his defiant behavior by Flipping Off Taker. Brock honestly should have won that match but it didn’t happen.

Paul dissed Undertaker for having to stoop to using a Low Blow. Paul pushed Brock’s appearance on the next Stone Cold Podcast. Paul promised the Hell in a Cell match would be the absolute last match between Taker and Lesnar. Paul swore that there would be a definitive winner in this war. Paul screamed that The Beast would eliminate the light that is Undertaker.

Big Show emerged from the back. He had a serious purpose in his walk. Show barely missed a step getting in the ring. Brock grinned at the much larger Show. Show brought up Suplex City. Show really pushed the intensity of their battle. Show knew he was “That Close” to wiping the grin off Brock’s face. Show acknowledged Brock’s superiority. Show offered his hand but Brock walked right past him. Show knew Brock was arrogant. Show wanted Brock to lose to Taker. Brock got back up on the ring and stared down Show. Brock with a Belly to Belly Suplex on Big Show. Wow!. F5! Brock then decided to make his exit.

Seth Rollins freaked out that Big Show was laid out and no longer able to face the Dudley Boyz. Stephanie McMahon ordered Seth to “Figure It Out”.

Roman Reigns walked through the crowd for a six man tag team match.

Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Braun Strowman
Six Man Tag Team Match

Michael Cole mentioned how the middle rope was pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of the Susan G Komen Foundation. Roman will go to war against Bray Wyatt inside the Hell in a Cell Structure, in 3 weeks.

The Wyatt Family took their time before getting on the apron. Roman was set to fight Luke. Collar and Elbow but they abandoned it. Roman went after Bray and punched him on the floor. Roman smacked Luke and went after the leader of the Family. Braun came in and got attacked by all three opponents. A Shoulder Block sent Braun through the ropes. Dean, Randy and Roman cleared the ring and held their ground. Break time.

Dean almost pinned Harper, as Raw returned. I’m hoping my buddy, Frank, is enjoying this show, live. Dean played possum to take Luke off his game. Tag to Randy. Orton Stomp to Harper. Braun tagged in and Dean went after Strowman and Braun tossed Dean like slinging hay. Braun tossed Dean back in the ring and hit a vicious Scoop Slam. JBL brought up Jeep Swenson (RIP) and Bill Kazmaier to compare them to Braun. Dean kicked out of a pin at two.

Luke came after Dean and School Boy’d him for two. Tag to Bray. Bray slapped Dean in the face, which woke up Dean. Rebound Clothesline by Dean. Braun got the tag and Shoulder Tackled Dean. Raw took another break.

Dean got blasted by Bray. Dean did his best to fight back. Braun got the tag and prevented the tag. Braun charged the corner and missed. Tag to Luke and Randy. Clotheslines by the Viper into the Snap Powerslam. Draping DDT by Orton. Bray distracted the ref and Randy got thrown into the announce table. Roman got the tag and tore into Luke and then Bray. Dean with the Suicide Dive to Braun. Superman Punch. Dean jumped off the apron and drove Braun down. They fought over into the Bullpen. Luke pushed Roman back into the ring. Powerbomb by Roman to Luke. He went all Batista on the ropes. Bray popped Roman in the face and Luke nailed the Superkick. Randy and Bray both went for their finisher but failed. Randy dropped Luke with the RKO. Roman pointed at Bray and Speared Luke for the win.

Your Winners: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton
Raw Ranking: 3.0 out of a possible 5

Roman took the microphone and said he and Bray would be done at Hell in a Cell. Believe That.

Neville vs Sheamus

King Barrett was at the announce desk for this match. Sheamus went off on the Irish crowd and then called Neville a Leprechaun. The “You Look Stupid” chant brought out Sheamus’ temper. Sheamus felt Neville was a loser. Neville got his fill and kicked Sheamus and blasted Mr. Money in the Bank. Neville with punches and kicks. He threw the ref aside. Barrett decided to talk with Neville. Sheamus connected with the Brogue Kick. 1—2-3.

Your Winner: Sheamus
Raw Ranking: .5

Kane limped backstage. He had something to say…next.

Kane was in center ring, wearing a walking cast on his leg. Kane knew Seth was a desperate man. Kane suggested Seth should choose him as a partner. Seth came out, chuckling. Seth didn’t think Kane could just come out and make him Seth’s partner against BuhBuh Ray and D’Von. Seth got a “deflated Balls” joke in on New England and Kane. Kane wanted to bring out the best in Seth, but Rollins didn’t feel the need for having the best being brought out in him. Kane wondered if Seth disliked the man he saw in the mirror. Kane wanted to make Seth proud of himself. Seth was ready to take Kane to Hell, right now.

Stephanie McMahon waltzed form the back and told them to stop. Stephanie made the main event for Hell in a Cell: Seth Rollins vs Kane for the World Title. Stephanie liked the idea of Kane and Seth teaming up. Stephanie warned that if Monster Kane didn’t defeat Seth at Hell in a Cell, Corporate Kane wouldn’t have a job, anymore.

Seth tried to chat with Triple H about how idiotic it was to team with Kane. HHH understood Seth’s concern but suggested Seth could take out Kane.

Natalya vs Paige

Paige and Nattie tied up and Nattie slugged away. Paige with the Wheelbarrow School Girl. The two went back and forth with pin attempts. Paige slid out of the ring and got Dropkicked. Paige waited and clocked Nattie. She then screamed at the crowd before throwing Natalya back in the ring. Paige locked in a Seated Dragon Sleeper. Natalya powered up but Paige spun around and planted Nattie. Abdominal Stretch by Paige. Natalya reversed the Abdominal Stretch and pulled back on one of the legs. Paige Elbowed the free leg and then Hip Tossed Natalya. Side Russian Leg Sweep by Natalya. Paige charged but got decked with a Roaring Elbow. 1-2-not yet.

Paige with a Reverse Spinning Neckbreaker for two. Paige taunted the crowd and tried for a Slap. Nattie with a Face Plant Ladder Step and Dropkick. 2 count. Natalya wanted the Spicoli Drive r but changed her mind and locked in a Sharpshooter. Paige reached the ropes. Paige dropped Nattie in the ropes. School Girl brought Paige a two. Natalya went back to the Sharpshooter, center ring. Tap Out!

Your Winner (By Submission): Natalya
Raw Ranking: 2.75

The announcers discussed the Intercontinental title situation. Kevin Owens would retain by walking out of the match. Ryback did hit a wicked Shell Shocked. Ryback now has awesome new music. Ryback cut a promo about being a hunter on the prowl for Owens.

Kevin Owens vs Sin Cara
Non-Title Match

Owens kicked and clubbed away on Cara. Solid Punch by Owens. Owens threw Cara into the corner. Short Arm Clothesline by Owens. 2 count. Owens decked Cara and got another 2. Rear Chin Lock by Owens. Owens screamed t Kalisto, saying “a 12 year old girl has no business at ringside”. Owens mocked the Lucha dance. Sin Cara rocked Owens with Springboard moves. Owens reversed a Whip but Cara with the Roll Up Sunset Flip for 2. Owens hit a Thrust Kick and then nailed the Pop Up Powerbomb.

Your Winner: Kevin Owens
Raw Ranking: 1.5

Owens attacked Kalisto and wanted a Pop Up Powerbomb, on the floor. Ryback rushed down to prevent the destruction. Owens, of course, ran away.

New Day talked with Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie warned Xavier Woods to back off with the trombone. Stephanie saw how New Day cheated at the MSG show, last Saturday. She put New Day against the Dudley Boyz, at Hell in a Cell.

The entire roster was on the stage to help launch October’s partnership between Susan G. Komen and the WWE. Last week-end, the Susan G. Komen Walk happened in Reno. I wish I could have been there but work prevented it.

John Cena talked about being home and pointed out his family. John was proud to be in the ring with breast cancer survivors. Roman Reigns stepped up to say it was “All versus One” when it came to fighting cancer. Classy. He asked everyone to join the fight.

Raw looked back at how Seth Rollins was unable to defeat John Cena, this past Saturday night. Kane distracted Seth and then attacked him, post-match.

Kane and Seth Rollins vs The Dudley Boyz

Kane came to fight in his corporate suit. Seth wanted to be sure that Kane understood that they are a team for the night. Kane opened against Buh Buh Ray. Seth took a quick tag as the leg of Kane was attacked. Seth demanded that Kane stay put. Seth pushed Buh Buh, a few times, and got pushed back. Buh Buh reminded Seth that the Dudleys were the best damn team around. Side Headlock by Seth. Push Off into a Shoulder Tackle by Buh Buh.

Seth stomped away, once he got back in the ring. Buh Buh put Seth in the corner and slapped the chest. Tag to D’Von. Double Elbow Drop for a one. Seth slid to the corner for a tag. Kane limped around and D’Von kicked the injured wheel. The ref forced D’Von back and Seth was tagged back in. Seth screamed at Kane to stay on the apron. Hip Toss brought Seth in the ring. Seth reversed a Whip but ate the Amazing Grace Spinning Back Elbow.

Kane took the tag and clocked D’Von. Kane asked for the tag and got it. Seth flew off the ropes to blast D’Von. Kane grinned as Seth hit the Funk Neckbreaker. Raw went to break.

Kane Snap Mared D’Von and placed him in the Rear Chin Lock. Shoulder Tackle by Kane. Kane’s leg buckled as he charged D’Von. Seth Knee Dropped D’Von and put D’Von in a modified Dragon Sleeper. The medic said Kane had to go to the back. Seth handcuffed Kane to the ropes to prevent him from going to the back. D’Von used a Slingshot to send Seth into Kane. The handcuffs snapped and the doc helped Kane up the ramp. Seth wasn’t happy to see Kane leave. Kane grinned as he neared the back. Seth freaked out. D’Von rolled up Seth but only got a two. D’Von blocked the Pedigree and turned it into a Back Body Drop.

Buh Buh took the tag and worked over Seth. Wazzup! Buh Buh told D’Von to “Get the Tables”. The Dudleys went under the ring to get the tables. Seth Dropkicked the table into the Dudleys faces.

Your Winners (By Disqualification): The Dudley Boys
Raw Ranking: 2.5

Demon Kane limped from the back and tore into Seth. Big Boot by Kane. He actually kicked Seth with the bad leg. 3D to Kane by Buh Buh Ray and D’Von, who had slid into the ring. Seth grinned and stalked the Demon. He changed his mind and bailed out of the ring. Seth stopped and grabbed the table and brought in the ring. Seth set it up and taunted the Demon. Goozle! Enziguri by Seth and he went up top. He flew off into a Chokeslam…through the table!

Michael Cole sent it to an incident that happened, before the show. Team Bella pulled up in a stretch limo. They whined about the cold. Another car pulled up and it was Team B.a.D..

Naomi, Tamina and Sasha Banks vs Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox
Six Divas Tag Team Match

Sasha has a 30-minute “Iron LADY” match against Bauley, on NXT. Sasha was cutting a promo about putting the Boss in Boston. Another shot at the local sports team by the Bellas. Jeez. That got a “Yankees Suck” chant going. Naomi mocked Nikki for being an ex-champion. Nikki countered that she was still the longest reigning champ of all time. Good Grief…just shut the Hell up and fight already! I dozed off a bit while the cattiness kept going far too long.

Oops, there goes the bell. Nikki hit a Thesz Press on Naomi. Side Headlock into a Whip by the former Champ. Nikki with the Booty Rub and Running Leg Lariat. Tag to Sasha (crowd pop). 2 count after a shot. Boot Choke by Sasha. Back Elbow by Nikki and tag to Brie. Sasha was run into the corner and Brie opened up with vicious kicks. Sasha reversed a Whip and hit the Elevator Down Stomp. Team Bella pulled their partner out of the ring as Raw went to break.

Naomi punched away but Alicia hit a Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker. 2 count. Tag to Brie ad Bella kicked away, before hitting the Bulldog. Knee Strike by Brie. She called for Brie Mode and hit the Knee Trembler for two. Nikki tagged in and caught Naomi with the Cartwheel Neck Snap. Naomi almost surprised Nikki with a Roll Up. Nikki almost got the pin but couldn’t quite reach 3. Fox tagged back in and used a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex to gain a two. Hair Lift/Drop to Naomi. 2 count only. Fox shrieked in anger. The fans chanted for Sasha. Naomi kneed Fox and headed for the corner. Fox stopped her and Brie took the tag. Brie nearly took Naomi’s head off with wild kicks. Naomi took Brie down and slugged away. Double Trip by Brie and Fox came back in.

Sasha yelled for the tag and Naomi fought towards her corner. Brie stopped her short and twisted the neck. Hard Whip by Brie but she missed the corner charge. Sasha got the tag and she attacked all three foes. Excellent Dropkick and Shotgun Knees by Sasha. Brie made the save. Thrust Kick by Tamina. Rear View by Nikki. BankStatgement!

Your Winners (By Submission): Team B.a.D.
Raw Ranking: 3.75

Renee Young interviewed Charlotte and Becky Lynch. Renee wanted to know if Charlotte was distracted by the issues with Paige. Charlotte was totally focused on the rematch against Nikki Bella. Wooo.

Raw looked back at how Brock Lesnar decimated Big Show, during the opening segment.

Summer Rae was out to cur a promo. YAWN! She brought out Rusev. Summer cooed at the Bulgarian Brute until the “U.S.A.” chants got rolling. Summer had a tribute piece for her “Ru-Ru”. I know I’m tired after 2 days of yard work but I’ve always been able to stay awake during Raw. This is ridiculously lame and boring. Rusev was touched by the tribute. Rusev said he cared more about her than anyone else. Summer Rae then wanted to ask Rusev something…to marry her! Dear God in Heaven, could this get any more silly? Rusev didn’t know how to respond. Summer begged Rusev to just say yes to her. Rusev told the fans to shut up as this was HIS choice, not THEIRS. Rusev thought about it and then said…YES! This sure as heck isn’t Randy and Elizabeth. Rusev did want to wait awhile before setting the date. Rusev needed each of them to prove their worthiness. Rusev needed gold around his waist before Summer would gold around her finger. Ok. Summer wasn’t exactly sure how to deal with this. Rusev ordered her out of the ring and she followed him, reluctantly.

United States Open Challenge

John Cena cut a brief promo before opening the door to the challenge.

John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler
United States Title Match

This one goes a bit deeper than just the U.S. title (just watch Total Divas). New Day came out, dragging a beaten up Ziggler. Woods said they were there to get serious. New Day wondered Who would face John. So it would be…

John Cena vs Big E
United States Title Match

John cautiously circled his challenger and grabbed the Side Headlock. Push Off and Shoulder Tackle by Big E. Charles Robinson checked on John as Raw went to break.

Big E slammed John as the show returned. He hit a 2nd Scoop Slam. 2 count by Big E. John took a nasty Suplex, during the break. John fought out of a pin attempt. Big E charged and hit the ring post. John fought to his feet and charged…into a Uranage Slam. 1-2-kick out. Big Splash brought a two count for Big E. Big E hit a Big Splash…on the apron. Could be…might be…DENIED! Big E showed his frustration. John finally fought back with hard punches. Shoulder Tackle by Big E for another two. John flipped Big E over the top rope. E crashed hard to the arena floor. Big E whipped John into the ring steps. Big E hurled John back in the ring and got a two count. Big E dropped the straps to signal it was time to finish this one off.

John came back swinging on the huge challenger. John flew into Big E but Big E fell to the Protobomb. Five Knuckle Shuffle by Cena. John went for the AA but New Day helped Big E from getting thrown over. Charles Robinson ejected Kofi and Xavier. Big E went to smash John with the Trombone but John ducked. The ref took it away and John hit the AA.

Your Winner: John Cena
Raw Ranking: 2.75

Dolph ZIggler rushed back down to aid John Cena. Instead, he hit the Superkick to John’s face. New Day then went to attack Dolph. The Dudley Boyz ran down and took the fight to New Day. They wanted 3D for Woods but Big E and Kofi made the save. . Trouble in Paradise to Buh Buh Ray. Kofi then blasted Buh Buh with a 2nd Trouble in Paradise. D’Von was then laid out. Interesting way to end the night.

I want to end the night by wishing an early Happy Anniversary to my most beloved wife, Dianna. Saturday night, we will celebrate 6 years as a married couple. We’ve shared some seriously interesting adventures and hope to have so many more together. We’ve become teachers to some fantastic young men and women. Dianna’s been right there for all the silliness inside and outside the wrestling ring. Always know you are most beloved and I’m one lucky old man to have someone like you in my life. Smile. I love you!


–Jay Shannon

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