WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: February 10, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a graphic for the late WWE production team member Frank Bullock.
– We’re live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles as Justin Roberts introduces tonight’s guest host, actress Betty White. Betty comes out holding Big Show‘s arm and she gets a big pop. They stop on the stage. Her music stops and fans start chanting her name. Betty says she’s thrilled to be here on RAW. Show asks what she’s going to do tonight and she says she’s going to kick some ass. Triple H‘s music hits and out he comes to the stage with Stephanie McMahon.
– Stephanie hugs Betty and Triple H laughs at Big Show as The Authority heads to the ring. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW and he’s joined by JBL and Jerry Lawler. Triple H says they’re re-considering all of the Elimination Chamber participants but Randy Orton‘s music interrupts and out comes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton takes the mic but Stephanie is upset about him interrupting.
She suggests Orton go back and prepare for his match. Orton says he’s here to apologize to them. He’s been childish, selfish and foolish lately. He understands if he wants to get his way, he has to give The Authority what he wants. Orton says starting tonight, he is bringing The Viper back to his championship reign. Fans start chanting for Daniel Bryan. Orton pauses. Stephanie asks if Orton is feeling the pressure of Daniel Bryan. Orton talks about SummerSlam in LA when he cashed in on Bryan. Orton doesn’t want to just be the face of WWE inside the ring, he wants it outside of the ring also. He wants the TV shows, the interviews, the cereal boxes and everything else. Orton says he’s the heart and soul of WWE, the face of WWE. Daniel Bryan’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
Stephanie doesn’t appreciate either one of them interrupting. From now on, all talents must make an appointment with Kane. Bryan says Kane is nowhere to be found. He talks about Kane trying to interfere last week. Bryan wants a match against Kane tonight. Stephanie says Kane is on administrative leave for one week. Bryan questions who is reviewing The Authority’s performance. Bryan calls them ignorant and stupid. Orton cuts Bryan off and praises Stephanie and Triple H. He tells Bryan to kiss the ground they walk on and be honored to be in the same ring. Bryan brings up when Orton handcuffed Triple H to the ropes and kissed Stephanie. Orton tells Triple H to give him the word so he can punt Bryan’s head off. Triple H announces that Bryan is getting a well deserved night off and the fans start a “no!” chant. Bryan yells “no!” in Triple H’s face but the RAW music starts playing.
– Still to come, Mark Henry’s return. Also, Orton vs. Cena in the main event. up next is Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Goldust in six-man action. Back to commercial.
Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust vs. The Wyatt Family
We go to the ring and out first comes Rey Mysterio. Cody Rhodes and Goldust are out next. The lights go out and here comes The Wyatt Family. We see footage from Goldust vs. Bray Wyatt on SmackDown.
Erick Rowan starts things off with Cody Rhodes and beats him down. Cole says Cody did suffer an injury last week. Cody turns it around on Rowan and tags in Goldust. They go at it but Rowan knocks him down. Luke Harper comes in and keeps up the attack on Goldust. Harper misses a shot and Goldust hits the big right hand. Harper runs into a big boot. Goldust takes him down and tags Cody. Cody springboards in with a missile dropkick. Cody takes out Harper and sends him to the floor. Cody sends Rey flying out onto Harper. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rowan is going at it with Goldust. Harper comes back in for some double teaming but Cody makes the save at 2. Bray Wyatt tags in and works over Goldust. Goldust fights back but Bray drops him. Rowan tags back in and splashes Goldust for a close 2 count. Goldust ends up dumping Rowan to the floor. Harper rolls him back in and tags. Harper drops Goldust and Cody. He turns around to a powerslam from Goldust. Rey finally tags in and goes at it with Harper. Rey sends him into the ring post. Rey goes to the top and hits the senton. Rey with a big DDT and a 2 count on Harper. Bray comes in but Rey drops him for 619. Rey also drops Harper in position. Bray slides out of the way but Harper eats 619. Bray drops Rey from behind. Cody leaps out onto Bray. Rowan sends Cody flying into the fan barrier. Goldust leaps out and tags out Rowan. Rey and Harper go at it in the ring now. Harper counters a move but Rey drops him for 619. Bray tags himself in and blocks 619 with a nasty Sister Abigail for the win.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
– After the match, Bray takes a seat in his rocking chair and cuts a promo on The Shield. He says they will fall just in time for his next game to begin. We go to commercial.
– We get a look at Roman Reigns‘ Royal Rumble performance. Renee Young is backstage with The Shield. Regarding The Wyatts talking and cutting promos, Reigns says actions speak louder than words. Seth Rollins says they speak in absolutes… and Dean Ambrose says they will absolutely destroy The Wyatts. Renee asks about Dean not defending his United States Title. Reigns asks Ambrose what kind of champion he wants to be. Ambrose says there’s nobody in the company who will step up and take it. Ambrose says he’s putting out an open challenge tonight and walks off. Reigns laughs.
– The Bella Twins, Cameron, Natalya and Eva Marie are backstage with Betty White. Vickie Guerrero walks up. The New Age Outlaws are up next. They heard someone’s going to try and prank Betty but they’re here to protect her. They walk her off to go have a cup of tea.
– We go back to the announcers to hype tonight’s main event.
– Still to come, Sheamus and Christian vs. The Real Americans.
Santino Marella vs. Fandango
We go to the ring and out comes Santino Marella with Emma. She does the Santino walk on the way to the ring. we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Summer Rae is out with Fandango. Santino and Fandango lock up and go at it. Fandango drops Santino from behind and goes to work on him. Fandango ends up going to the top but Santino climbs up. Fandango knocks him to the mat and nails the big leg drop for the easy win.
– After the match, Emma checks on Santino.
– We go backstage to Byron Saxton, who Cole introduces as the newest member of the broadcast team. Byron is with Sheamus. He talks about his tag partner tonight, Christian, being in the Elimination Chamber. Sheamus doesn’t care who gets in his way, he will Brogue them and go on to win the Chamber. Back to commercial.
Sheamus and Christian vs. Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro
Back from the break and Christian waits in the ring. We see video from earlier where he talked about winning the Chamber. Sheamus is out next. Out next comes Zeb Colter with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. Zeb cuts a promo on Sheamus, Christian and the fans. Cesaro speaks and says he will be the first Real American WWE Champion.
Zeb tells Cesaro to start and Swagger doesn’t like it. Christian starts with Cesaro. Fans start a “we the people” chant as Cesaro takes control of Christian. Swagger tags in. Christian blocks a double team and rolls Swagger up for 2. Christian nails a big missile dropkick for another 2 count. Sheamus tags in and goes at it with Swagger. Sheamus with a nice suplex for a 2 count. Swagger turns it around with a big knee to the gut and tags in Cesaro. Sheamus counters a move from Cesaro and nails a big clothesline for 2.
Cesaro comes back and unloads on Sheamus with several uppercuts. Sheamus fights back with right hands. Sheamus ends up going to the top for a big battering ram and a 2 count. Swagger grabs Sheamus, allowing Cesaro to hit a big boot to the face that sends Sheamus off the apron. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and they’re going at it. Christian with the back elbow on Cesaro. Cesaro blocks Killswitch but Christian blocks that. Cesaro with a huge uppercut for a close 2 count. Cesaro with another pin attempt. Swagger tags in and stomps away on Christian. Swagger works him over and goes for another pin attempt. More back and forth. Swagger stops Christian from tagging and nails a Swagger Bomb. Cesaro tags in for some double teaming and another 2 count on Christian. Cesaro hits the Cesaro Swing on Christian. Christian ends up out on the floor to get a breather. Christian comes back in but Cesaro covers for 2. Swagger comes back in for another nice double team move and pin attempt. Cesaro comes in and misses a double team move. Swagger gets sent to the floor. Sheamus and Swagger tag in. Sheamus unloads and hits a high knee. Sheamus with a close 2 count. Sheamus with the forearm shots to the chest on the apron. Sheamus with a running powerslam on Swagger. Sheamus readies for the Brogue but Cesaro decks him. Cesaro takes forearm shots now until Swagger makes the save. Swagger with the Patriot Lock on Sheamus. Christian leaps off the top with a crossbody. Christian drops Cesaro on the floor now. Sheamus nails a Brogue on Swagger for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Christian
– Renee Young is backstage with John Cena to talk about tonight’s main event. Cena says he closes his rivalry with Orton tonight. Back to commercial.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio
Dolph Ziggler is out first followed by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio beats Ziggler down to start the match. Ziggler shows off, turns it around and drops a bunch of elbow drops. Ziggler with another counter and a close 2 count. Del Rio hits a superkick to the face for a quick, easy win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
– After the match, Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker on Ziggler and won’t let it go. Batista’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop. Batista hits the ring and spears Del Rio. They go to the floor and Batista sends him into the steel steps. Batista takes apart the announcers table. He tosses Del Rio into the barrier. Batista drags Del Rio over and powerbombs him through the table. Referees check on Del Rio. Batista grabs a monitor but walks off before using it.
– We get a video with The Bella Twins hyping the WWE Network.
– Back from the break and Batista is walking backstage. Triple H stops him and says it’s good to have him back but he can’t be going off on people like he did with Del Rio just now. Triple H says he has to keep it in the ring. Triple H says Batista can have Del Rio at Elimination Chamber. Triple H says he’s just looking out for Batista. Batista says things really have changed and walks off.
– Lita is announced for the 2014 Hall of Fame and we get a video package.
– Betty White is having tea with The Outlaws. She seems suspicious of them. Road Dogg has his own recipe of tea. Betty admires the tag titles. The Outlaws go to get some lemons and she switches their tea. They come back and everyone drinks up.
– Still to come, Mark Henry’s return.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Usos
Back from the break and Curtis Axel is in the ring with Ryback. The New Age Outlaws are on commentary. The Usos are out next. Axel starts off and they go back and forth. Ryback tags in and beats Uso down in the corner.
Axel comes back in and nails a big running knee to the head. Axel with a knee drop and tag to Ryback. Fans chant “Goldberg” as Ryback takes control. Ryback takes Uso to the top and climbs up. Uso fights him off and sends Ryback to the mat. Uso with a big corkscrew move. Jey Uso tags in and unloads on Axel. Uso with a big clothesline and a Samoan Drop for a 2 count as Ryback breaks it up. He sends Ryback into the ring post and they double team Axel. Jey tags in Jimmy and dives out onto Ryback. Jimmy nails a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winners: The Usos
– After the match, The Outlaws taunt The Usos from ringside. Billy runs off like his stomach is hurting and he has to use the bathroom. Must have been the tea.
– Back from the break and out comes The Shield through the crowd.
WWE United States Title Match: Mark Henry vs. WWE US champion Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose waits to see who will answer his open challenge and out comes the returning Mark Henry. We get formal ring introductions before the bell. Ambrose is hesitant as Reigns and Rollins joke at him. Henry shoves Ambrose to the mat to start. Henry’s left elbow is taped up. They lock up and Henry shoves him down again. Ambrose goes to the floor to talk with Reigns and Rollins. Ambrose comes back in but Henry keeps control. Ambrose tries to make a comeback and work on the arm but Henry tosses him over the top rope. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ambrose is working on Henry’s arm. Henry makes a comeback and catches Ambrose with a World’s Strongest Slam. Henry goes for the pin but Seth Rollins breaks it up for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Mark Henry
– After the match, they beat Henry down and Reigns spears him on the floor. The Shield goes to exit through the crowd and the lights go out. The Wyatt Family makes their way out. The Shield comes back across the barrier as The Wyatts look on from ringside. The two teams stare each other down and approach the ring. Reigns enters the ring but The Wyatts back off the apron and the crowd boos.
– Still to come, Orton vs. Cena. Back to commercial.
– We get a Black History Month video for Bobo Brazil.
We go to the ring and it’s Divas time. Eva Marie and Tamina Snuka are at ringside. Typical Divas match. Brie tries to jump off Nikki’s back to clothesline Aksana in the corner and barely makes it. Aksana with a spinebuster on Brie for a 2 count. Alicia tags in and they double team Brie. Alicia with a 2 count. Brie counters a tilt-a-whirl move and rolls Alicia up for a 2 count. Alicia keeps Brie on the mat now. Cameron comes in and unloads, knocking AJ off the apron. Cameron goes at it with Alicia now. Cameron keeps control and hits a dropkick for a 2 count. Alicia turns it around with a knee to the head. Aksana comes in but gets booted to the mat. Cameron with a DDT for the win.
Winners: Cameron and The Bella Twins
– We see footage of The Bella Twins, Mark Henry and Stephanie McMahon at James Madison Middle School in Hollywood for an anti-bullying rally earlier today.
– More hype for Cena vs. Orton. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get a new vignette from Lana and Alexander Rusev.
– We get a look back at tonight’s opening segment.
– The pyro goes off and out comes Corporate Kane. Stephanie earlier said he was on administrative leave for one week but here he is. Kane says he has been placed on leave starting tonight. He apologizes to The Authority for his ill-advised actions last week. Daniel Bryan’s music hits and out he comes to interrupt Kane. Fans chant “yes!” as Bryan charges the ring. Kane swings and Bryan ducks. They go at it and Bryan unloads. Kane shoves him off and nails a big right hand. Kane takes off the suit jacket and the tie. Kane grabs Bryan for a chokeslam but he slides out. Bryan dumps Kane over the top rope. Bryan leaps out and nails a suicide dive. Bryan beats Kane up on the floor. Kane shoves him off but Bryan comes back with a big dropkick, sending Kane into the crowd. Bryan hits the ring and poses in the corner as fans start a big “yes!” chant once again. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Betty White is backstage to introduce the main event.
John Cena vs. WWE world heavyweight champion Randy Orton in a non-title match
We go to the ring and out first comes John Cena to a big pop. Randy Orton is out for this non-title match. Orton starts off with a headlock. They run the ropes and Cena hits a hip toss for a 2 count. Orton goes to the floor for a breather. Cena with a headlock now. They trade holds and Orton goes back to the floor. Orton walks half-way up the ramp before heading back to the ring. Orton comes back in and beats Cena down. Cena fights back and hits a bulldog for a 2 count. Cena runs the ropes but Orton drops him with an elbow. Orton shows off and the fans boo. Orton stomps on Cena. Cena with a suplex. Cena charges in the corner but Orton moves and Cena goes down. A CM Punk starts up but doesn’t get far. Orton beats Cena to the floor and slams his face into the announcers table, which they finally got fixed. Orton backdrops Cena onto the barrier. Orton brings Cena back in for a 2 count. Orton with right hands and a knee drop. Orton poses again as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Orton is stomping away on Cena. Cena with a slam. They both trade shots on their feet now. Cena with a shoulder tackle. He misses the second as Orton dodges it. Cena rolls out to the floor and Orton shows off some more. Orton suplexes Cena in from the apron and covers for a 2 count. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but Orton slides out and nails a big DDT for a 2 count. Orton with more stomps now.
Orton stalls and gets more heat from the crowd. Cena rolls him up for a close 2 count. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits the shoulder tackles and the big slam. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Orton slides out of an AA and nails a backbreaker for 2. Cena blocks the second rope draping DDT and backdrops Orton out to the floor. Orton comes back in and Cena catches him with an AA. Orton slides out again and nails a powerslam. Orton with a close 2 count. They go to the top. Cena blocks a superplex and sends Orton to the mat but Orton crotches him. Cena hangs upside down in the corner and Orton grabs him for a top rope draping DDT and nails it. Orton readies for a RKO but Cena applies the STF. Orton makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Orton with a big dropkick. Orton points up at the WrestleMania XXX sign. Orton goes for a punt kick but Cena moves. Cena goes for an AA but Orton blocks it and nails the RKO for a close 2 count. Cena nails the AA but Orton kicks out at 2. Cena takes Orton to the top for a super Attitude Adjustment. Orton fights out but runs into a big boot. Cena with a big leg drop from the top. Cena nails the AA for the win.
Winner: John Cena
– After the match, Cena has his hand raised and poses as his music plays. We go to replays. RAW goes off the air with Cena saluting the crowd.