WWE Monday Night RAW Results
November 10, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show starts with a video recapping what happened last week. Mr. McMahon made his return and stipulated that if Team Authority loses at Survivor Series, then The Authority will no longer be in power. Later in the night, Randy Orton, who had been having problems with Seth Rollins for a few weeks, was scheduled to face him in the main event. Rollins beat Orton with a roll up. Orton refused to put the issue behind him and attacked Rollins. The Authority then beat up Orton. Rollins finished him off with a Curb Stomp on the steel steps.
John Cena addresses his Survivor Series team
John Cena comes out to a tremendously loud negative reaction. Cena plays to the crowd and bows to them. Cena stands in the middle of the ring and thanks the crowd for remixing his song (they were singing “John Cena sucks” to his theme song). It’s obvious they’re in an exciting and hostile environment. Cena says he can’t even field a team for the match at Survivor Series. Mr. McMahon said this Survivor Series would be the most epic in history. It’s not just Team Authority versus Team Cena. If Team Authority loses, they’re out of power. The problem is The Authority doesn’t want him to have a team. They know their jobs are in jeopardy. They’re trying to scare everyone backstage to think it’s a death sentence to join his team. Zack Ryder sent out one tweet saying he wanted to join Team Cena, and Ryder is now having surgery and out six months. Randy Orton tried to make a stand, so The Authority put him out of commission.
Cena says he does have two people that are sick of taking The Authority’s crap. They’ve heard for so long that they’re not what The Authority is looking for. The first member on his team is Jack Swagger, who was immediately put in a match against Seth Rollins for tonight. The second person on his team has a large mouth and a big kick. He is the Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler’s name gets a great reaction from the crowd, and they chant, “We want Ziggler.” Cena says if they were running the show, they’d get Ziggler. However, Triple H is keeping him from the crowd. The Authority has scared everyone else off. There is one man who isn’t afraid of anyone. This man came back two weeks ago and has been on a tear. This man is his opponent for the evening. A big “Feed me more” chant breaks out. The Authority has held Ryback back, so maybe he’ll talk some business and join Team Cena.
Ryback’s music hits, and he comes out to a great reception. Ryback stands in the middle of the ring, and the crowd chants his catchphrase. Ryback simply says, “The Big Guy is back” before The Authority’s music hits. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Seth Rollins, Kane, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble make their way out to the stage. They then turn, and Mark Henry walks out to the stage. It’s insinuated that he has joined Team Authority. The Authority then gets in the ring. A loud, “Where’s our Network” chant breaks out. Stephanie says the people know exactly who to ask the right questions to. They’re accustomed to The Authority. They’re ruled by a monarchy. Their national anthem is “God Save the Queen,” which she’s thinking about using for her theme song. Triple H says everything is on the line at Survivor Series. Everything is on the line for The Authority, which means Cena can bet his ass that everything is on the line for everyone in WWE. Cena thinks he’s trying to scare people off from being on his team, and he’s damn right. Triple H says he’ll put the fear of god in everyone backstage because as far as they’re concerned, he is god. Everything is on the line: careers and livelihoods. The stakes have been raised, and that means the game has changed. The question is who has the guts to play the game when all the chips are on the table. Who will side with Team Cena knowing that it is career suicide, knowing it’s the worst decision they could ever possibly make? Who will side with Team Authority knowing that while they may lose a battle, they’ve proven that at the end of the day, The Authority always wins?
Triple H says Cena has two people on his team so far. Triple H chuckles when he says Jack Swagger is on the team before asking Rollins if he can handle that. The other is Dolph Ziggler. Triple H says, “You can cheer for him all you want, but good lord, Dolph Ziggler.” Triple H calls him a tiny guy who probably won’t even make it to Survivor Series. Cena says Triple H said the same thing about Daniel Bryan, but he beat his ass at WrestleMania. A huge “YES!” chant breaks out. Triple H asks where Captain B+ is today. He’s sitting at home on the shelf. That’s what will happen to Ziggler tonight as he steps into the ring with the World’s Strongest Man.
Stephanie says Cena is one of the most inspirational speakers she’s ever heard, but all his speeches are just propaganda. Harsh reality is better than false hope. The reality is joining Team Authority is best for business. For example, if Ryback joins Team Authority, imagine how many more main events he’ll be in. Like it or not, The Authority does make or break careers. Speaking of careers, The Authority’s careers are on the line, which is why they’re putting together the biggest and most dominant team in Survivor Series history. That’s why they have their eyes on the Big Guy. Ryback has the potential to be the biggest monster the WWE has ever seen. Triple H asks what you give the monster with an insatiable appetite. You give him more opportunities, more main events, more championship opportunities, and more of anything he wants. Ryback smiles at Triple H.
Cena says this is why these two “wankers” should be out of a job. They make or break careers, but they do so for their own protection. His team will take the field in two weeks. It doesn’t matter if it’s five guys or he’s by himself. It doesn’t matter if he gets his ass kicked because he’ll do it as a man and not a sell out. Stephanie says he seems a little defensive. Cena says he won’t beg Ryback to do anything. Cena warns him to look at the track record of The Authority. If he messes up one time, The Authority will end him. If Ryback is as good as he says, the crowd will decide his fate. The crowd chants, “Feed me more” toward Ryback.
Ryback looks at The Authority and says he isn’t afraid of them. Ryback then says he also doesn’t see John Cena’s name on the bottom of his paycheck. Ryback then turns around and gives Cena a spinebuster. Stephanie tries to start a vindictive “YES!” chant, but the crowd chants, “NO!” Ryback walks off without The Authority as the crowd sounds absolutely deflated.
Coming up next, Seth Rollins will face Jack Swagger.
Replays are shown of Ryback giving John Cena a big spinebuster to seemingly join Team Authority.
Seth Rollins vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
They lock up, and Swagger executes a headlock takeover. Rollins fights up and backs him to the corner. Swagger turns him in the corner and gives a clean break. Rollins punches him to the opposite corner and kicks away at him. Rollins kicks him in the midsection and hits the ropes only to eat a shoulder block. Swagger hits a second shoulder block and sends him into the ropes, but Rollins holds on and pulls himself out. Rollins talks it over with Noble and Mercury before getting back in the ring. Rollins kicks away at him before wrenching the arm and kicking him in the ribs. Rollins stomps away at him before going for a suplex, but Swagger blocks it and hits one of his own. Swagger puts him in the corner and punches him a few times. Swagger chops the chest and hits a snapmare. Swagger hits a leg drop before punching him in the corner. Swagger hits another snapmare and applies an arm bar. Rollins fights up and backs him to the ropes. Rollins whips him into the ropes and delivers a dropkick. Rollins picks him up, but Swagger powers him to the corner. Swagger bounces him off the turnbuckle before throwing him across the ring. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Rollins rolls out of the ring to avoid it. Swagger lands on his feet and gets on the second turnbuckle before saying, “We the people!” The people of Liverpool say the line along with him.
We come back from the break to see Rollins kick him in the back and pick up a two count. Rollins kicks him in the chest, and a loud JBL chant breaks out. During the commercial, Rollins hit a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Swagger fights up, so Rollins sends him into the ropes. Swagger holds on and catches Rollins with a back body drop. Noble and Mercury make sure Colter stays away from Rollins. Rollins gets in the ring, but Swagger ducks his clothesline. Swagger then takes him down with a clothesline. Swagger knees him in the corner before hitting a big boot. Swagger tries to get the crowd going before hitting a Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Rollins quickly kicks him in the face and jumps off the second rope, but Swagger catches him. Rollins rolls him up for a two count. Swagger kicks out and immediately applies the Patriot Lock. Rollins quickly claws his way to the bottom rope.
Rollins quickly pulls Swagger out of the ring and rolls to the apron. Swagger gets to his feet, and Rollins goes for a diving shin to the temple off the apron, but Swagger counters that. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock, but Noble and Mercury quickly distract him. Rollins then pushes Swagger headfirst into the ring post. Rollins quickly rolls him into the ring and hits the Curb Stomp for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: * 3/4
Seth Rollins celebrates in the ring with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury. The referee and ringside doctor check on Swagger. Swagger appears to be completely unconscious. Noble and Mercury back the doctor away before Rollins hits a second Curb Stomp on Swagger. Rollins and Colter exchange words as the crowd chants, “You sold out.” Rollins leaves the ring as the doctor flashes a flashlight on Swagger’s eyes.
The commentators talk about how the month of November is free for new subscribers to the WWE Network.
Rusev will defend his newly won WWE United States Championship against former champion Sheamus later tonight.
Replays are shown from Friday Night Smackdown when Christian had Dean Ambrose as a guest on The Peep Show. Ambrose talked about Bray Wyatt playing mind games with him. Wyatt interrupted and said Ambrose has nothing to fear because he has nothing to lose. Wyatt says he wants to heal Ambrose. Ambrose goes to attack him, but Wyatt disappeared. Wyatt appeared behind him and warned him to run before disappearing for good.
Dean Ambrose is seen backstage saying he’s made a lot more enemies than friends in his career. Ambrose has a rap sheet a mile long in this business. If you want to call him a sinner, then he’s a sinner. He’s done a lot of dirty, despicable things to a lot of people, but he won’t apologize for any of them because he’s not trying to be anyone’s hero. If you want to dig up old skeletons, it doesn’t matter. He fights things a lot scarier than Bray Wyatt. Ambrose doesn’t hide from any of it. The Authority couldn’t put him out of his misery, so Wyatt sure as hell can’t. Ambrose won’t give him the satisfaction. When he goes down, he will self-destruct gloriously. If Wyatt wants to go down with him, then he hopes he’s right. He hopes there is a special place in hell for the both of them.
Dean Ambrose versus Bray Wyatt is then confirmed for Survivor Series.
Ryback is seen warming up backstage. Kane walks in and says he’s glad to have him on the team. Ryback’s match against John Cena is his first chance to prove himself tonight. Kane says their jobs and the direction of WWE is on the line. Ryback says he’s got it. Kane says he’ll be ringside for the match tonight. Ryback repeats that he’s got this. Kane says confidence is a virtue, but if he wants to be a successful cog in The Authority’s machine, then he needs humility as well. Kane repeats that he’ll be out there for the sole purpose of helping him win. If Ryback follows his lead, then he’ll be victorious. Ryback says when he wants Kane’s advice, he’ll ask for it. As far as his match against Cena, Ryback warns Kane to stay out of his way.
Alicia Fox vs. Paige
Paige received an awesome reception from the crowd. She’s originally from England. The bell rings, and Alicia quickly catches her with a Lou Thesz Press and some right hands. Paige quickly gets her to the apron and knees away at her. Alicia stumbles back before big booting her off the apron. Alicia rolls her into the ring and applies a chin lock. Alicia slams her off the turnbuckle before hitting a northern lights suplex for a two count. Alicia applies a surfboard stretch before slamming her down. Alicia taunts the crowd before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Alicia tries for it again, but Paige catches a pin for a two count. Alicia then superkicks her down. Paige screams, “This is my house” before hitting the Ram-Paige for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Paige
Match Rating: *
Rusev and Lana are walking backstage. Stephanie McMahon comes up and congratulates him on becoming the new WWE United States Champion. Now as he’s on his way to his victory celebration, a celebration set up by The Authority (and they set up the title match last week), she wants to make sure they have Rusev on Team Authority. Lana goes to say something about political reasons, but Stephanie says there are no politics in WWE. For one night, they can put everything aside. Lana says they will consider it. Stephanie says, “Consider this you stuck up little Russian twit. I’ll scratch your back. You scratch mine. Understood?” Stephanie then walks off.
A new day is coming with the comeback of Xavier Woods.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are watching Mr. McMahon’s announcement from last week. Triple H says when he asked him about that, McMahon responded that he likes surprises. Stephanie says McMahon told her that she has to learn to fight for what she believes in. Stephanie says he’s always giving tests. Triple H wonders why he’s telling them different things. Is he trying to divide them? Triple H says it doesn’t matter because Cena doesn’t stand a chance. They’ll fight and win, just like they always do. Stephanie says, “Still, what if?” Triple H tells her not to think like that. The thing is as long as they have each other, everything will be just fine. They then kiss.
Rusev’s WWE United States Championship victory celebration
The new WWE United States Champion Rusev makes his way to the ring with Lana. The ring is decorated with a red carpet, some Russian Federation flags, and some apparent representatives of the Russian Federation’s government. Replays are shown of Rusev defeating Sheamus to win the WWE United States Championship on the WWE Network last week. Lana says Rusev is the United States Champion. How ironic. This is why he wears this title. It’s a reminder of Mother Russia’s superiority over the United States. Speaking of superiority, if it wasn’t for Russia’s support in assisting Britain’s military, they’d all be speaking German right now. The crowd boos that.
One of the men approaches the microphone and says the Kremlin is overjoyed with their heroic progress in America and the United Kingdom. President Putin couldn’t be more proud. Putin’s image is shown on the screen. Putin asked the man to read a proclamation from him. “My comrades. Congratulations to you both. We highly value your attention to developing and promoting the Russian culture for Russia continues to stand as a beacon of excellence for the entire world. On behalf of the world’s greatest superpower, we congratulate you.” Rusev takes the microphone and tells the crowd to rise for the Russian national anthem. The Russian national anthem plays as the flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring.
Sheamus’ music hits to interrupt the anthem, and he runs down to the ring. Rusev is slow to get out of the ring, so Sheamus is forced to approach him but not attack since he probably wasn’t supposed to catch him in the script. They’ll fight, next.
A video commemorating Veterans Day in the United States is shown.
Lilian Garcia gives the in-ring introductions for them to give this a “big match” feel.
WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) w/ Lana vs. Sheamus
The bell sounds, and they lock up. Rusev powers him to the corner to get out. They lock up again, and Rusev powers him into the ropes. They push apart before Sheamus applies a side headlock. Rusev backs him to the corner and punches away at him. Sheamus comes back with some right hands of his own before bouncing him off the turnbuckle. Sheamus punches away at him before having a whip to the corner reversed. Sheamus goes for a clothesline, but there looks to be a little miscommunication. Rusev then beats him down. Rusev sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Sheamus then hits a running knee to knock Rusev out of the ring. Sheamus gets him on the apron before attempting the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Rusev blocks it. Sheamus punches him and starts the 10 Beats, but Rusev blocks it. Sheamus then knocks him off the apron. Sheamus goes outside to grab him, but Rusev powers him into the apron. Rusev then hits a fall-away slam onto the commentary table. Lana happily claps at ringside.
Rusev rolls Sheamus into the ring and stomps him. Rusev kicks him in the inner thigh a few times before hitting a short-arm kick to the chest. Rusev applies a front face-lock. Sheamus tries to fight up, but Rusev counters into a guillotine. Sheamus fights out of that, but Rusev keeps him grounded with a chin lock. Sheamus finally fights up and backs him to the corner. Sheamus elbows away at him before hitting the ropes. Rusev then takes him out with a rolling wheel kick!
We come back from the break to see Sheamus fall on the apron. Rusev drags him into the ring and stomps the chest. During the commercial, Rusev knocked him off the top rope. Rusev applies a chin lock, but Sheamus fights up and out of it. Rusev runs into a big boot, and they trade punches. Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble are at ringside to watch. Sheamus hits a pair of running knee lifts before hitting an Irish hammer. Sheamus hits a running shoulder thrust before hitting another knee lift. Sheamus then charges into a dropkick, and both men are down.
Rusev goes for an avalanche in the corner, but Sheamus catches him with a powerslam for a near fall. Rusev pushes Sheamus out of the ring, but he quickly gets on the apron and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus follows up with a slingshot battering ram. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Rusev gets out. Sheamus goes for the Irish Cloverleaf, but Rusev’s legs are too thick to lock it in. Sheamus quickly comes back with a roll up for a two count. Rusev quickly hits a butterfly suplex for a two count. Rusev slaps the mat in frustration. Rusev puts him in the corner and punches away at him. An ECW chant breaks out in the arena. Rusev lays him on the top rope before putting him on his shoulders. Sheamus elbows out and hits White Noise for a near fall. Sheamus and Rusev’s bodies are covered in welts. Sheamus signals for the end. Rusev quickly gets out of the ring to avoid the Brogue Kick. Sheamus then takes him out with a cross-body block from the top rope to the floor! Sheamus throws him into the ring, but Rusev quickly rolls out. Sheamus then runs him over with an Irish hammer. Sheamus then sends him into the barricade a few times. Sheamus throws Rusev into the ring at the count of eight. The referee turns to check on Rusev. Noble and Mercury attack Sheamus. The referee then resumes the count and counts him out.
Winner by Count-Out: Rusev
Match Rating: **
Sheamus chases Rusev out of the ring before looking incredibly disappointed. Noble and Mercury help him up before they all leave together.
Dolph Ziggler will take on Mark Henry later tonight. We’ll also see John Cena take on Ryback in the main event.
Rusev and Lana are walking backstage when Stephanie McMahon approaches them. Stephanie congratulates him on retaining the title. She asks if they’ve given any thought to Rusev joining Team Authority. Rusev nods his head, and Lana says they will join them. Lana goes to say something about Vladimir Putin, but Stephanie stops her. Stephanie says she doesn’t give a damn about what President Putin says. It’s what The Authority wants. Stephanie imitates Lana as she says, “Together, we will crush Team Cena.”
The commentators talk about Rusev joining Team Authority. They then show Team Authority’s team, which consists of Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev, and Ryback. Replays are shown of Ryback giving Cena a spinebuster earlier tonight.
Ryback is warming up some more when Seth Rollins walks in. Rollins says he wants to tell him as the captain of Team Authority, “Welcome aboard.” Rollins wants to reassure him that just like Rusev, Ryback made the right call by jumping on their side. This is huge. WWE as we know it is on the line. It doesn’t get any bigger. It’ll be his honor to lead them to victory over Team Cena and whatever losers he can scrounge up. Rollins says they’ve had their differences in the past, but they need to put that behind them. They need to focus and that is all that matters. Rollins says he agrees with Ryback. Ryback doesn’t need to take orders from Kane. Ryback can take orders from him. Ryback says his game plan is simple. He finds a target and destroys it. John Cena will find that out tonight. Rollins wishes him luck.
Los Matadores make their entrance to the ring. They’ll face The Miz and Damien Mizdow, next.
Los Matadores vs. The Miz and Damien Mizdow w/ Hornswoggle
Hornswoggle is dressed like The Miz and imitating him. The Miz starts the match against Diego. They lock up, and Miz applies a side headlock. Diego whips him off, but Miz shoulder blocks him down. Miz hits the ropes a bunch of times with Mizdow following him back and forth. Diego hits a drop-toe-hold into the ropes and hits a splash. Fernando tags in, and he hits a slingshot senton for a two count. Miz reverses a whip into the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Fernando goes to the second rope, but Mizdow distracts him. Miz hits the Reality Check before stomping away at him. Miz gets the crowd going for Mizdow before shaking his head. Miz stomps away at him before applying a chin lock. Fernando fights out. Miz reverses a whip to the corner before hitting his trademark clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope and hits an axe handle. Mizdow jumps off the apron to imitate that. Miz picks up a two count. Miz clubs him down before tagging Mizdow in to a thunderous ovation. Mizdow head-butts him before hitting a snapmare. Mizdow hits the ropes, and Miz blind tags in. Miz taunts the crowd as they chant, “NO!”
Diego is tagged in, and he hits a flying elbow. Miz reverses a whip, but Diego comes back with a head-scissor takeover. Diego runs into a back elbow. Miz misses a clothesline, and Diego hits a cross-body. Mizdow breaks it up. Fernando knocks him out of the ring, and Miz returns the favor to Fernando. El Torito knocks Hornswoggle off the apron, and Miz knocks El Torito off as well. Diego goes for a suplex into the ring, but Miz falls on top of him. Mizdow then holds the leg for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Miz and Damien Mizdow
Match Rating: *
Dolph Ziggler is in his locker room when John Cena walks in. Ziggler asks how Swagger is doing, and Cena says he’s not doing well. Ziggler says it’s just the two of them taking on Team Authority. Cena says he gets it. They aren’t good odds. It isn’t Survivor Series yet. Ziggler is a champion and if he has to jump ship, he understands. Ziggler says The Authority has made so many superstars an afterthought since they came to power. Ziggler says he and Cena are on the same page. Ziggler says he has Cena’s back. Cena says he’ll be at ringside for him tonight. If The Authority tries anything, he’ll swing until he can’t swing anymore. Triple H walks in looking very confident. Triple H says he overheard their conversation. He’s cool with them watching each other’s backs, but they can’t do it at ringside. It’s not fair to Mark Henry, so he has to ban Cena from ringside. It’s a shame about what happened to Swagger. It’s nothing personal. It is just business. Triple H then sings, “Another One Bites the Dust” before walking out.
During Dolph Ziggler’s entrance, a video showing the eyes of Luke Harper is shown. The video has been following Ziggler around for a week now.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Mark Henry
Replays are shown of Mark Henry attacking Big Show with steel steps before giving him the World’s Strongest Slam on the steps.
Ziggler tries to get some quick punches on him, but Henry just pushes him away. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and dropkicks him, but Henry simply stumbles back. Ziggler hits the ropes, and Henry clotheslines him down. Henry whips him hard into the corner, and Ziggler collapses to the mat. Henry powers him to the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Ziggler goes for a big DDT, but Ziggler overshoots him, so they awkwardly try a roll up, even though Henry was halfway out of the ring. Ziggler runs into a bear hug. Ziggler gets out with what I assume was a bulldog. It was absolutely terrible and mistimed. Ziggler knocks Henry out of the ring. Henry throws Ziggler into the barricade. Henry goes to avalanche him, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Henry falls into the timekeeper’s area. Henry then takes a steel chair and throws it into Ziggler’s head.
Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Henry throws Ziggler into the steel steps before putting the bottom half in the ring. Henry goes to give him the World’s Strongest Slam on the steps, but Big Show’s music hits. Big Show makes his way to the ring and blocks a shot with the steel steps. Big Show throws them at him, but Henry avoids it. Big Show tells him to run. Big Show then says he’s joining Team Cena and will see Henry at Survivor Series.
A vignette showing Kofi Kingston talking about a new day is shown.
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Big Show are talking backstage. Cena thanks Big Show for joining up with them. Cena says now they just have to find two more guys crazy enough to team with them. Sheamus walks up and says they only need one more because he’s joining Team Cena. Everyone looks excited as they talk about just needing one more.
AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella whispers something to Brie before she gets in the ring. They show a video of Brie dressed in a tuxedo as Nikki harassed her. They circle the ring and lock up. Brie applies a side headlock, but AJ whips her off. Brie hits a shoulder block and hits the ropes, but AJ hits her with an elbow for a two count. AJ applies a side headlock, but Brie whips her off and knees her down. Brie hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Brie punches away at her before throwing her in the corner. Nikki shouts instructions to Brie from ringside. Brie kicks away at her before going for a powerslam. AJ counters that into a DDT. AJ runs into an elbow, and Brie hits a missile dropkick. Brie runs into some knees. AJ then applies the Black Widow for the win.
Winner by Submission: AJ Lee
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Nikki Bella kicks AJ in the head while she was still applying the Black Widow. Nikki then hits the Rack Attack before celebrating. Nikki then forces Brie to get up and hold the rope down so she can easily exit the ring.
Replays are shown from Friday Night Smackdown when Sergeant Dan Rose, a paralyzed war veteran, put on a mechanical suit and walked on the stage. It was absolutely incredible.
Mark Henry walks into Ryback’s locker room and welcomes him to the team. Henry says Ryback calls himself a Big Guy, but he doesn’t look so big. Henry reminds him that he whooped him at WrestleMania. Henry says he’s just playing before walking off. The main event is coming up.
Grumpy Cat will be the special guest star on WWE Monday Night RAW next week.
Tyson Kidd vs. Adam Rose
The Bunny is back with Adam Rose after they had issues on Smackdown. Replays are shown of him pushing the Bunny following a loss. The crowd is singing Rose’s theme song. They lock up, and Rose applies a side headlock. Kidd whips him off, and Rose shoulder blocks him down. Rose hits the ropes, ducks a hip block, and hits one of his own. Kidd snaps him off the top rope and kicks him in the head. Kidd kicks and punches him. Erick Rowan walks out to ringside and walks through the Exotic Express. Rowan circles the ring. Kidd applies a chin lock. Rowan lifts his mask and says, “She’s not here.” Rowan then leaves through the crowd.
Rose kicks Kidd in the face and hits a pair of clotheslines. Rose connects with a spinebuster. The Bunny goes to the top rope, and Rose makes him get down. Kidd then takes Rose down and applies the Sharpshooter for the win.
Winner by Submission: Tyson Kidd
Match Rating: 1/4 *
The Bunny bounces around the ring to try to cheer Adam Rose up. Rose kicks the Bunny down and angrily looks at him. Rose dances off with the Exotic Express.
Replays are shown of Mr. McMahon returning last week to announce that if Team Authority loses at Survivor Series, then they are out of power.
Team Authority is talking backstage. Triple H asks where Ryback is. Kane says everyone is concerned that he’s not a team player. Ryback walks in and wonders why they’re talking about him behind his back. Triple H says everyone needs to calm down. This isn’t what tonight is about. Tonight is not about being a team player. Tonight, the main event is about Ryback. Triple H wants Ryback to destroy John Cena. Ryback doesn’t have to worry for one second about Team Cena being there because they’re banned from ringside. Stephanie says at Survivor Series, they need to be on the same page. There cannot be a weak link. It’s not just their careers on the line. Stephanie tells them to think about the future because that’s on the line. She asks if everyone is on the same page, and they quietly agree. Team Authority then walks out.
Chris Jericho will have The Authority as guests on The Highlight Reel this week on Smackdown.
The same video from Smackdown featuring the interactions of Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt is shown again.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says we’re all perfect in our own special way. In order to fit into the norm for someone like Dean Ambrose, people would rather spit on them than throw a dollar in their direction. Wyatt walks the same line. Ambrose knows that he’s a sinner, but so was his daddy. That’s where Ambrose picked it up. Wyatt says there is no going back for Ambrose. Wyatt says the only way is his way. Wyatt says Ambrose has never seen real evil. Wyatt says he is sin. If gods, monsters, and devils walked the earth, they would pour oceans to avoid him. Wyatt tells Ambrose to walk the path of righteousness with him.
Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in two weeks at Survivor Series.
John Cena makes his entrance. He’ll be in action against Ryback in the main event, next.
A video of Paul Heyman and Joey Styles is shown. They talk about ECW Exposed immediately following RAW.
John Cena vs. Ryback
Team Authority with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble are ringside for Ryback as well. They lock up, and Ryback powers Cena down and out of the ring. Cena gets back in the ring as a loud “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Cena applies a side headlock, but Ryback whips him off and hits a shoulder block. Cena rolls to the corner to regroup. Cena tries to surprise him with an Attitude Adjustment, but Ryback gets out and clubs him down. Cena punches back and sends him to the corner for a bulldog, but Ryback counters into a powerslam for a two count. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are seen watching backstage. Ryback punches him down before stomping him. Cena fights back, but Ryback throws him out of the ring right in front of Team Authority. Ryback boots him in the head and clubs him before throwing him into the ring. Kane gets in Ryback’s face before he gets on the apron. Cena then knocks Ryback off the apron into Kane. Kane angrily gets up as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Cena go to the second rope for a cross-body block, but Ryback catches him and hits a spinning sidewalk slam for a near fall. They trade punches before Ryback ducks one and hits a slingshot back suplex powerbomb for a near fall. Ryback punches him off the apron. Cena rolls back into the ring before being counted out. Ryback hits a suplex for a two count. Ryback knees him in the back and circles him. Ryback hits a snapmare before kicking him in the chest for a two count. Cena pulls himself up and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Ryback ducks a clothesline and hits a Lou Thesz Press before slamming his head off the mat. Ryback hits a big splash for a two count. Ryback signals for the end and goes for Shell Shocked, but Cena fights out.
Cena hits a shoulder block and goes for a second one, but Ryback counters into a powerslam for a two count. Ryback goes for a powerbomb, but Cena counters with a back body drop. Cena then runs into a military press slam from Ryback for a two count. Ryback tries to get the crowd into it, and Kane yells at him for not paying attention. Ryback goes for a powerslam, but Cena slides off and punches him. Ryback reverses a whip to the corner. Ryback counters a boot and hits a powerbomb for a near fall. Ryback head-butts him before putting him on the top rope. Ryback goes for the Razor’s Edge, but Cena slides off and applies the STF, but Ryback gets to the bottom rope. Ryback goes to the apron to regroup. Cena charges, but Ryback slingshots himself into Cena for a near fall. Cena quickly comes back with another STF, but Ryback powers up and goes for Shell Shocked. Cena slides out and hits a back suplex powerbomb. Kane gets on the apron, and Cena knocks him off. Ryback then hits him with a spinebuster. Ryback sets up for a meat hook clothesline, but Kane gets in and attacks Cena for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: John Cena
Match Rating: * 3/4
Kane and Ryback go head-to-head. Kane yells at him, and Ryback shoves him back. Seth Rollins steps in between them and tries to be the peacemaker. Ryback punches Rollins down, and Kane big boots Ryback out of the ring. The rest of Team Authority starts to attack Cena. Sheamus runs down, and he tackles Rusev. Sheamus is soon overwhelmed, and Kane gives him a Chokeslam. Big Show’s music hits, but he’s quickly taken out with a flying shin kick from Rollins. Rusev then kicks him in the head. Henry hits Big Show with the World’s Strongest Slam. Ryback runs in and clears the ring of Team Authority. Kane grabs him by the throat, but Ryback powers out and hits Kane with Shell Shocked. Ryback then walks off on his own.
John Cena is clapping for Ryback as he walks to the back. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are angrily watching in their office. All of a sudden, an unconscious Dolph Ziggler is thrown at their feet. They look over, and Luke Harper is standing there. Harper says he can be a team player.