Monday Night Raw results
Lilian Garcia opens Raw by singing God Save the Queen.
Opening segment – John Cena comes out. He gets a big, mixed reaction. Cena announces that he’s added Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler to his team at Survivor Series. Swagger will wrestle Seth Rollins tonight. Ryback will face Cena tonight so Cena calls out Ryback so they can talk about their match later tonight. The Authority comes out to the ring, along with Mark Henry. Triple H mocked Cena for having Swagger and Ziggler on his team. He called Ziggler the “tiny little guy.” Both teams say they want Ryback on their side. Ryback attacks Cena and apparently joins The Authority. Mark Henry will face Dolph Ziggler tonight.
Seth Rollins vs. Jack Swagger – Rollins won with the Curb Stomp and then hit him with another Curb Stomp after the match.
Dean Ambrose does a promo on the titantron and said that he will drag Bray Wyatt to hell at Survivor Series.
They have a backstage segment with Kane and Ryback. Kane tries to give Ryback a pep talk but Ryback says that he has his own back and isn’t worried about anything.
Paige vs. Alicia Fox – Short Divas match as usual. Paige won. The crowd in Liverpool loves Paige.
Stephanie McMahon reminds Rusev and Lana that The Authority gave Rusev a title shot after Raw last week. Rusev and Lana do a United States title victory celebration in the ring. Lana tells the crowd that Rusev is “your champion” and the title is a symbol of how much better Russia is than the United States. That got a big pop from the crowd. They start to play the Russian national anthem but Sheamus interrupts. They have a rematch for the US title.
Sheamus vs. Rusev – this is a rematch for the United States title. The match was said to not be very good. The crowd entertained themselves with chants throughout the match. There was a spot in the match where Rusev tossed Sheamus over his head onto the announcers table. There were CM Punk and Bad News Barrett chants in the match. One report said that Mercury and Noble stopped Sheamus from getting in the ring so that’s how Rusev won. Rusev defeated Sheamus to retain the United States Championship. After the match Stephanie McMahon asked them if they considered joining The Authority for Survivor Series. Lana said yes but then said something about Putin. Stephanie interrupted and said that she doesn’t care about Putin and it’s only about what Team Authority wants.
Seth Rollins and Ryback were backstage. Rollins said that he’s the captain of Team Authority and Ryback did the right thing. He said that even though they’ve had their differences in the past that they need to be on the same page at Survivor Series. Ryback said that his game plan is simple. He said that he finds his target and destroys it.
The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. Los Matadores – Hornswoggle came out and was dressed like The Miz. Mizdow was great once again and the crowd loved him. Miz suplexed one of Los Matadors onto the ring and then Mizdow grabbed his leg from the outside so Miz got the win thanks to Mizdow again.
Dolph Ziggler was backstage talking to Cena talking about being outnumbered. Cena said that he understands if Dolph wants to jump ship. Ziggler said that there’s no chance of that and that they both want to get rid of The Authority. Triple H came in and said that Ziggler would be facing Mark Henry without Cena at ringside. Triple H also said that Jack Swagger is off the team. He asked, “what’s that song? Another one bites the dust.” The crowd sang along with Triple H.
Mark Henry vs. Dolph Ziggler – Ziggler won by DQ and this was actually a pretty good match. Henry was disqualified for throwing the ring bell at Ziggler. Henry put the ring steps in the ring and was about to hit the World’s Strongest Slam on the steps but Big Show came out and cleared the ring. Show then announced that he would be joining Team Cena at Survivor Series.
Sheamus announced, in a backstage segment, that he is joining Team Cena. So far Team Cena consists of John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, and Sheamus. There’s still one spot open. Team Authority is Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev, and Ryback.
AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella – Bella is at ringside. There were loug CM Punk chants during this match. That will probably be edited off the show tonight. AJ won with the Black Widow. After the match Nikki attacked AJ and then posed with the belt while standing over AJ. Fans were not into this.
Ryback was backstage. This time he was with Mark Henry. Henry talked about the match they had last year at WrestleMania. Henry welcomed Ryback to the team.
Then they talked about Grumpy Cat guest hosting Raw next week.
Tyson Kidd vs. Adam Rose – Rose got a great reaction from the crowd in Liverpool. Erick Rowan was at ringside during the match. Kidd got the win with the Sharpshooter after Rose was distracted by The Bunny. Afterwards, Rose attacked The Bunny so the Rose heel turn continues.
At some point during the show there will be another “A New Day” vignette and it will also include Kofi Kingston this time.
John Cena vs. Ryback – It was a long match. They went about 20 minutes. Kane came to the ring so that caused Ryback to get disqualified. Kane and Ryback faced off but Rollins stepped in between them and got them to cool off. Then Ryback hit Rollins and then Kane attacked Ryback. The entire Team Authority attacked John Cena. One by one, members of Team Cena came out to help Cena and The Authority fought each off. Ryback then got back in the ring and beat up Team Authority and then left. So it appears that Ryback will eventually join Team Cena but they are leaving the show with the cliffhanger for next week.