Nov 18, 2013 - by Jeff Johnson
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Raw, live from Nashville, Tennessee!! Our announcers for the evening are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL. They announce that tonight’s main event will be a 12 man tag team match between CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Usos, and The Rhodes Brothers vs. The Shield and The Wyatt Family.
We open up Monday Night Raw with the return of Triple H and Stephanie Mcmahon, The Authority. The announcers show a replay of last week when Big Show choke slammed Randy Orton through the announce table. HHH says that last week proves how vital The Authority are to Monday Night Raw, because without them, it’s nothing but chaos. He says that Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox have been avoiding them all day. Stephanie says they are well rested, and they are back. HHH starts to speak, but he is interrupted by the music of the WWE Champion, Randy Orton.
Randy Orton says he blames The Authority for not saying exactly who was in charge, and for him being choke slammed through the announce table. He says that as the biggest asset in the company, he should be protected better. HHH asks who does he think he is. Randy says the face of the company. HHH says he is the face of their company. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox now make their way to the stage. Maddox says there was confusion last week, and that last week was all Vickie’s fault. The crowd with loud Yes chants for the comment. HHH says it doesn’t matter who’s fault it is, they will all pay for what happened last week. Stephanie says that Vickie and Brad will be competing in matches. Vickie will go 1 on 1 with the Diva’s Champion AJ Lee. Brad Maddox will go 1 on 1 right now, with the WWE Champion, Randy Orton. And HHH says to make it fair for Brad, it will be no DQ. Brad tries to walk to the back, but Kane shows up and stops him. Brad has a worried look on his face as we go to commercial.
Randy Orton vs. Brad Maddox
We are back from the break as the bell rings. Maddox slides out of the ring to collect his thoughts before the match gets underway. Maddox reluctantly gets back in the ring. Orton charges, but Maddox slides out of the ring again. Maddox grabs a mic and says we don’t have to do this. Orton slides out of the ring and catches him. Maddox hits Orton with a mic shot to the head. He then pushes him head first into the ring post. Maddox slides into the ring, and hits Orton with a DDT, and gets a close 2 count. Orton looks up and stairs a hole through Maddox. Orton gets up and throws Maddox to the outside. Orton throws Maddox over the announce table, then into the steel steps. Hard chop by Orton, then throws Maddox into the ring post. Orton sets up Maddox on the barricade and hits his patent DDT on the outside. Orton grabs the mic that Maddox used earlier and tosses it into the ring. Orton now tosses Maddox into the ring. Orton mounts Maddox and hits him over and over again with the mic to the head. The ref calls for the bell and stops the match. Maddox is unconscious in the middle of the ring. The ref checks on Maddox as Orton poses over him with the WWE title.
Curtis Axel and Big E Langston make their way from the back, getting ready for their Intercontinental Title match as we go to break.
We are back, and the announcers show a reply of what just transpired. Randy Orton hitting his DDT on the outside, and they attacking Brad Maddox over and over again with a microphone. During the break, Brad Maddox was taken to the back on a stretcher. We are back live, and Vickie watches Maddox being taken away on the stretcher. She has a very worried look on her face.
Back in the arena, Justin Roberts tells us that the next match will be for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The challenger, Big E Langston, makes his way to the ring. The WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring for this match up.
Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston – WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Justin Roberts gives the official introductions are we get this match underway. The bell rings Big E quickly goes around and gets a take down. Both men up and Axel hits a back elbow. Axel hits the ropes and eats a clothesline. 2 count by Langston. Langston with a side buster and another 2 count. Both men up, and Big E with a belly to back suplex and another 2 count. Axel bails to the floor and Big E gives chase. Both men back in, and Big E hits another big clothesline. Big shots to the gty by Big E to Axel. Langston hits a stalling back body drop and gets another 2 count. Axel bails to the apron, then hangs Langston up on the top rope. Big clubbing blow to the back of the head by Axel for only a 1 count. Axel all over Langston with shots to the back of the head for a 2 count. Axel still on the offensive as we go to commercial break.
Back from break, and Axel has a reverse chin lock on Langston. Langston fights up, and eats a drop kick to the chin. Very close 2 count by Axel. Axel with another reverse chin lock as the ref checks on Langston. Langston fights back to his feet, and throws Axel away from him. Huge clotheslines by Big E, and a belly to belly suplex to follow. Big E hits the ropes and hits a huge splash!! Cover for only a 2 count for Langston. Langston goes for The Big Ending, but Axel fights out, and eats a huge running clothesline. Big E lets the straps down, gets Axel up, and hits The Big Ending!! Cover 1..2…3! We have a new Intercontinental Champion!
Winner and New Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston
We go to the back, and Orton is in the locker room with The Shield. Orton says we have an understand, and The Shield will have his back. Reigns says that if The Authority wants that, then that’s what they will do. Reigns also says that if they have his back, he better have their back as well.
Back from break, and all the divas are in the middle of the ring. Looks like we are going to have a divas musical chairs competition. The music starts up, and the divas start circling. The music stops, and Natalya is the first to be eliminated. The music starts back up, and Alicia is next to go. The divas start pushing and shoving as the music starts back up. The music stops, and everything breaks down. All the divas are fighting in the ring. It’s the world’s largest cat fight. Loud Jerry chants as this goes on. The Total Diva’s ladies are in the ring, as the rest of the divas bail to the floor. They all trash talk each other as it goes to commercial.
Back from commercial break, the #1 contender The Big Show makes his way to the ring. His opponent, Ryback, makes his way to the ring for this 1 on 1 match.
The Big Show vs. Ryback
The bell rings as these 2 behemoths lock up in the middle of the ring. Impressive show of strength early as Ryback pushes Show back. They lock up again, and Show returns the favor. Huge shots and a chop in the corner by Big Show. Show quiets the crowd and hits a huge chop!! Ryback is in pain. Big headbutt by the Big Show. Show whips Ryback into the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Ryback bails to the floor to gather his thoughts. The ref counts to 8, and Ryback gets back in the ring. Knees and punches by Ryback to Show. Ryback hits the ropes and eats another shoulder block by Show. Another huge chop by Big Show. Irish whip by Big Show, but Ryback chops down the leg. Ryback on the offensive to keep show grounded, and hits a drop kick. Ryback covers for a 2 count. Ryback mounts and hits some punches to the chin of Big Show. Big splash by Ryback for a 2 count. Ryback with a grounded headlock. Shots to the gut by Ryback to keep Show down. The ref checks on Big Show, but Show fights back to his feet, but is then DDT’ed by Ryback. Ryback now with a reverse chin lock. Big Show fights back to his feet and hits a side suplex. Both men are down as the ref starts the 10 count. Both men up at a 5 count, and Big Show hits a couple of clotheslines. Big Show hits the ropes and Ryback hits a huge spine buster. Ryback with the cover, but Show out at 2. Ryback sets up for the Meathook Clothesline. Big Show counters by grabbing the throat of Ryback. Ryback fights out and then hits the Meathook Clothesline. Ryback calls for the Shellshock. Ryback gets Big Show up and hits it!! Ryback with the cover, but Big Show kicks out at 2!! Ryback lowers the straps and picks Big Show up. He goes for another Shellshock, but Show pushes him away and hits the WMD!! Big Show with the cover and gets the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall Big Show
After the match, Randy Orton goes to attack Big Show with the title belt, but Big Show catches Orton with a huge spear. Orton retreats out of the ring and up the ramp as both men stare at each other.
In the back, Zach Ryder is talking with Florida Georgia Line. 3MB shows up and asks them if they have heard of them. FGL says they haven’t. 3MB says they are the Rynestone Cowboys, and they hope FGL can follow them up.
Back from commercial, Randy Orton is shown in the trainer’s room. Orton doesn’t understand where The Shield and The Authority were when he got attacked. Orton kicks the trainer out of the room. Back in the arena, The Real Americans are in the ring. Zeb Coulter tells everyone to put their hands over their hearts and say “We the People.” Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring for this tag team match. His tag team partner, The Miz, makes his way to the ring.
The Real Americans vs. Kofi Kingston and The Miz
The Miz and Antonio Cesaro will start this match off. Cesaro with a kick take down, but Miz jumps back up and gets hit with a right hand and a European uppercut. Cesaro whipped into the ropes and eats a Miz clothesline. Miz off the top with an axe handle for a 2 count. Miz hits the ropes and is caught by Cesaro and he hits a side buster. Swagger tags in, and attacks Miz on the outside with a clothesline. Both men back in the ring and Swagger gets a 2 count. Shoulder thrusts in the corner by Swagger as Kofi tries to get the crowd into it. Swagger hits the corner and lands a Swagger bomb. Cesaro tags in and hits a big double stomp for a 2 count. Miz fights back to his feet, but eats another European uppercut. Swagger tags back in and gets a 2 count. Swagger with a shoulder lock, and Miz fights back with an elbow and tags in Kofi. Kofi with a clothesline and big drop kick to Swagger. Kofi is on fire. He hits the ropes and connects with the boom drop. Kofi setting up for Trouble in Paradise, but Swagger catches him into a power slam. Swagger goes for a clothesline, but Kofi floats over him and hits a DDT. Very impressive move. Kingston reaches for Miz, but Miz jumps off the apron. He denied a tag to Kofi. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock and Kofi taps out.
Winners by Submission The Real Americans
In the back, Vickie knocks on the trainer’s door and acts like she is unconscious. The trainer checks on her as we go to commercial.
Back on Monday Night Raw, we see what just happened before we went to commercial with Vickie. Stephanie shows up and says that she looks dehydrated and she needs to be taken to the hospital. First though, she needs to be taken to the ring. Vickie “wakes up” and complains as the EMTs wheel her stretcher to the ring. As she yells and complains, the WWE Diva’s Champion AJ Lee makes her way to the ring.
AJ Lee vs. Vickie Guerrero
The ref and EMTs undo Vickie’s straps and toss Vickie into the ring. Vickie fakes another faint in the ring as AJ waits patiently. The ref checks on her and Vickie tells him that she needs water. Vickie cools herself down with water as the bell rings. Vickie bails to the outside but Tamina keeps her from going everywhere. Vickie “faints” again, and tries to escape, but AJ catches her in the aisle and throws her back in the ring. AJ asks Vickie if she is ok, and then puts her in the Black Widow.
Winner by Submission AJ Lee
In the back, HHH is in his office with Dolph Ziggler and Damien Sandow. He says that both men are going to have a Broadway Brawl. He says he doesn’t even know what that means, but they should use it as an opportunity to go out there and “make some music together.”
Back on Raw, we have a shot of the ring and there are lots of musical instruments in the ring for the Broadway Brawl. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring first, followed by “The Intellectual Savior of the Masses” Damien Sandow.
Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell sounds and Sandow is on the offensive quickly with knees to the gut. He then tosses Ziggler through the ropes to the outside. Sandow gives chase and throws Ziggler into the steel stairs. Sandow swings with an electric guitar and misses. Ziggler jumps off the stairs and hits Sandow with a clothesline. Ziggler throws Sandow into the ring. Sandow attacks Ziggler with a guitar stand and throws Ziggler into the corner. He follows with some shots to the back of the head. Ziggler fights back and hits a huge dropkick to the face of Sandow. Sandow bails to the floor. Ziggler climbs to the top, but is thrown off through an electric keyboard. Sandow covers for a 2 count and lands some stiff stomps as we go to commercial.
Back from break, and Sandow is still on the offensive with stomps and bunches in the corner to Ziggler. Sandow grabs a chair and lands 2 shots to the back of Ziggler. Sandow wedges the chair into the corner. Ziggler with a quick roll up for a 2 count. Ziggler fights back with a take down and punches. Sandow catches Ziggler in the face with a bass guitar for a 2 count. Ziggler connects with big jumping DDT. Ziggler with a cover for a 2 count. Ziggler grabs a fiddle and breaks it over Sandow’s back. Ziggler with a fameasser for only a 2 count. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag, but Sandow throws him back. Sandow grabs Ziggler by the head and throws him into the chair wedged in the corner. Sandow with the cover but for only a 2 count. Sandown throws Ziggler headfirst into a Cello that is set up into the corner. Sandow with another cover, but Ziggler kicks out at 2. Sandow grabs the electric guitar, charges at Ziggler, but Ziggler sidesteps and Sandow goes shoulder first into the post. Ziggler with a cover, but for only a 2 count. Ziggler grabs a snare drum and breaks it over Sandow’s head. Ziggler now grabs the base drum and breaks it over Sandow’s head. Ziggler now has grabbed a guitar, does the Jarrett strut, and smashes it over Sandow’s head. Ziggler with a cover and gets the 3 count!
Winner by Pinfall Dolph Ziggler
We go to the announcers as they talk about what opened Raw tonight with Randy Orton and The Authority. In the back, Orton comes into The Authority’s office. Orton says as WWE Champion he should be respected. He wants to know, does he have their confidence as the face of the WWE? Stephanie says they were just talking about that, and they gotta think about it. We switch over to John Cena talking to Florida Georgia Line. Cena says that everyone is excited to see them tear the house down tonight. John Cena will be coming to the ring when we return from commercial.
Back from the break, The World Heavyweight Champion John Cena makes his way to the ring, with a sling on his repaired arm. Cena says thank you for the wonderful (mixed) reception. Cena says he has had some back luck lately, and shows the footage from last week when Del Rio attacked him and targeted his arm. Cena said that he still wanted to show up on Smackdown, and he again was attacked by Del Rio when Del Rio gave him a spine buster through a table. Cena says he hasn’t been in the best of moods, so that’s why he enjoys the crowd’s excitement tonight. He said the universe is why he wanted to come back as quickly as he did. He says that with his arm now in a sling, maybe he came back too soon. “Maybe I shouldn’t even be World Heavyweight Champion.” He then says that he looks around, and realizes he made the right decision to come back and become World Heavyweight Champion. In six days, Del Rio has no idea who he is getting into the ring with. He will be performing in front of his family, but pain is temporary, and he will stand tall saying “The Champ is Here.” Alberto Del Rio’s music cues up and the former World Heavyweight Champion makes his way out to the stage. Del Rio says he made a great speech, and that he is so good, he almost made him cry. Cena says that’s great, because Sunday he is going to make him Tap. Del Rio says why don’t you show the universe that you can hold that title up right now, and he should use his injured arm. He questions if Cena can do it. Cena says he will be ready on Sunday. Del Rio says he will be ready to be humiliated and embarrassed in front of his friends and family. Del Rio says a real champion takes advantage of every opportunity. Del Rio climbs into the ring. He sees a great opportunity in front of him right now. Cena says he agrees. He throws the sling down and attacks Del Rio. Del Rio bails to the floor and up the ramp. The 2 competitors jaw at each other as Cena raises the title over his head.
Back on Raw, the Rhinestone Cowboys (3MB) makes their way to the ring. The announcers show a replay of last week when 3MB came out last week as The Union Jacks. R-Truth and Xavier Woods make their way to the ring for tag team action. 3MB will be represented by Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre.
3MB vs. R-Truth and Xavier Woods
R-Truth and Jinder Mahal will start this match. Truth hits the ropes and connects with a big right hand on Mahal. Woods tags in and hits a big drop kick. Woods connects with a big uppercut, hits the ropes and connects with a flying head scissor. Drew tags in off the irish whip and connects with a drop kick. Drew with chops in the corner on Woods. Mahal tags back in and hits a double springboard suplex. 2 count for Mahal. McIntyre tags back in and locks in a shoulder lock. Woods fights backs to his feet and slides under for a tag to Truth. Truth with a big calf kick to Drew. Front suplex by Truth. Slater on the apron but gets knocked off by Woods. Truth tags in Woods and he connects with The Honor Roll, and then with the Lost in the Woods. He covers and gets a 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall R-Truth and Xavier Woods
Back in The Authority’s office, Orton is with Stephanie and HHH. Stephanie says that they talked about it, and they do have confidence in Randy Orton. HHH says that because of their confidence, he will have no help at Survivor Series. HHH wants Orton to prove that he has what it takes to be the face of the company, and the WWE Champion. Orton says that he will show them, and everyone else that he has what it takes.
Back on Raw, Justin Roberts announces the musical entertainment for the evening, Florida Georgia Line.
After Florida Georgia Line’s performance, Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring for our main event. Next to make his way to the ring, “The Best in the World” CM Punk. He enters the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break, The Usos and The Rhodes Brothers have joined CM Punk and Daniel Bryan in the ring. The Shield now make their entrance through the Nashville crowd. Last but not least, they are joined in the ring by The Wyatt Family.
CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Usos, and The Rhodes Brothers vs. The Shield and The Wyatt Family
Before the match, Bray Wyatt extends his hand to Dean Ambrose, but Ambrose shrugs him off. Jimmy Uso and Dean Ambrose will start this match off. It’s 1 fall to a finish. Ambrose hits the ropes lands a shoulder block. Jimmy returns the favor with a clothesline. He tags in his brother Jay. Jay eats an elbow in the corner. Ambrose tags in Roman Reigns. The 2 men lock up and Jay connects with an elbow and a right hand. Reigns fights back and throws him head first into the corner. Jay fights back with a huge uppercut. Jay tags in Cody Rhodes while they have Reigns isolated in the corner. Cody tags in Goldust. Goldust connects with his uppercut for a 1 count. Reigns pushes Goldust back into their corner and Rollins tags in. Rollins hits the corner and comes out into a back body drop. Inverted atomic drop by Goldust gets 2 count. Goldust tags in Jay Uso. Jay connects with a big kick to the gut. Rollins into the corner and connects with an elbow. Jay falls to the outside. Luke Harper tags in. Harper and Rollins have words, and the rest of the Wyatt’s and Shield get involved. They all have words as we go to commercial.
We are back from break, and Goldust is hammering Rollins in the corner. Goldust with a cover for a 2 count. Goldust with a hammerlock and backs Rollins to his corner. Cody tags in and connects with a headbutt. Cody with right hands and kicks in the corner. Cody flips over Rollins with a roll up for a 2 count. Rollins throws Cody head first into the corner. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with some stiff right hands, and throws Cody head first into the mat. Ambrose with 2 stomps to the gut and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose tags in Reigns. Reigns with a stomp and a headbutt. He then chokes Cody on the bottom rope. Reigns works on the arm of Cody. Rollins tags back in. The Shield is isolating Cody in their corner. Rollins locks in a shoulder lock. The Usos and Daniel Bryan are trying to get the crowd behind Cody Rhodes. Rollins mocks Goldust in his corner. Rollins tags in Reigns. Wishbone by Rollins and Reigns. Cody starts fighting back but eats a big elbow. Cover for 2 by Reigns. Reigns with another big headbutt and he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose connects with a clothesline, a stomp, and a cover for 2. Ambrose still working on the right arm of Cody Rhodes. Ambrose with body shots in the corner. Hard irish whip into the corner by Ambrose. Snap suplex by Ambrose on Cody. Rollins tags back in. Rollins kicking Cody telling him to come on. Cody starts fighting back. He blocks a suplex and connects with a front suplex on Rollins. The crowd is getting loud for Cody. Luke Harper tags himself in and him and Rollins have words. Harper knocks Goldust off the apron, and Cody connects with the disaster kick. Cody tags in Bryan and he cleans house. Big kicks to Harper. Bryan throws all of The Shield and The Wyatt’s out of the ring. Harper connects with a big powerbomb. Harper tags in Bray Wyatt. Wyatt is all over Bryan with punches to the head. Wyatt with a rear chin lock as he has words with Reigns. Wyatt tags in Reigns, and holds Bryan while Reigns lands a clubbing blow to the chest. Reigns tags in Ambrose and he attacks Bryan in the corner. Ambrose tags in Eric Rowan. Rowan with a huge scoop slam to Bryan. The Shield and The Wyatt’s are starting to show unison here. Rowan locks in a neck crank. Bryan starts fighting back and eats a big back elbow by Rowan. Rowan tags in Ambrose. Big stomp to the gut of Bryan. Ambrose locks in an STF. Bryan fights back to his feet. He eats a knee to the gut. Bryan counters with a knee to the gut of his own. The Shield and The Wyatt’s all jump in the ring and knock everyone off the apron. Bryan is not able to make a tag. The Shield and The Wyatt’s back track to their corner as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial break, Eric Rowan is all over Daniel Bryan. He tags in Roman Reigns. Reigns with a clubbing blow to the back and Bryan is down again. Bryan tries to fight his way back up. Reigns lifts up Bryan, but he counters with a DDT. Bryan is trying to reach his corner. He tags in CM Punk! Punk is swinging at anything that moves. He connects with a calf kick to Ambrose, and a neck breaker, DDT combo to Ambrose and Rollins. 2 high knees to Ambrose and Rollins. Punk connects with the Macho Man elbow drop. He calls for the GTS. He gets Ambrose up, but he escapes. Punk locks in the anaconda vice on Ambrose. Rowan and Harper hit the ring, but are thrown out by The Usos. The Usos fly over the top on Rowan and Harper. Action is going really fast. Punk face plants Ambrose. Everyone starts running in and hitting signature moves. It ends with Punk hitting the GTS on Ambrose for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Usos, and The Rhodes Brothers.
After the match, The Real Americans hit the ring to attack Punk and Bryan. All of a sudden, a returning Rey Mysterio hits the ring!! He kicks Rowan and Harper down and connects with a double 6-1-9. Punk hits the GTS on Harper, and Bryan connects with a flying knee. The show goes off with all the good guys celebrating in the ring.