WWE Monday Night Raw
November 3, 2014
Raw starts off with a video package showing highlights from last week’s events between Randy Orton and The Authority and then highlights from last week’s main event.
Opening segment – Vince McMahon comes out with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Vince gets a great ovation. Vince said that those that haven’t subscribed to the network can find out what they’ve been missing because it’s free in November including Survivor Series. He wants to raise the stakes for Survivor Series. He talked about beating the federal government and Ted Turner. He said he laid it all on the line and the fictitious battle of God. He said what if Team Authority loses then they will no longer be The Authority which means they will no longer be in power. The crowd chanted “YES, YES, YES.” Vince says he knows they can do it…or maybe not. Steph and Triple H didn’t seem too happy. Dean Ambrose came out just as The Authority was leaving the ring. Ambrose shook Vince’s hand as he entered the ring. Ambrose faces Cesaro next.
Backstage, Vince told Triple H and Stephanie that it felt so good to be back out there. He said he knows they can do it at Survivor Series. He said he knows they surprised them. Vince left in his car. Triple H and Steph didn’t seem too happy. Triple H asked “what was that?” Steph said “I don’t know. Let’s go figure this out.”
They showed still photos with highlights of Ambrose vs. Rollins from the Hell in a Cell and Bray Wyatt’s interference at the end of the match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro – They wrestled for a few minutes and then a Bray Wyatt video played during the match but before you could see everything they went to commercial. When they came back from commercial, Bray Wyatt was on the stage sitting in his rocking chair. The announcers said that the lights went out during the break and he just appeared there. Cole said that during the break the ringside doctor stopped a cut from bleeding on Cesaro’s head. The match continued and picked up minutes after they returned from commercial. Ambrose went for a tornado DDT but Cesaro countered with an uppercut. Dean kicked out of a pin attempt. Later Dean launched himself and dove on Cesaro on the outside. He saw Bray. Bray laughed. Ambrose won with Dirty Deeds. Ambrose was about to go after Bray but the lights went out and when they came back on he was gone. Only the rocking chair was left on the stage.
Backstage, Stephanie and Triple H are talking. She says that they have to put the strongest Survivor Series team that there has ever been. Triple H said that he’s calling Randy Orton. Steph said that Orton defied the Authority and RKO’d Rollins last week. Triple H said that all of that happened before Vince and in order to make their team stronger he needs to call Randy Orton. Steph didn’t seem thrilled.
Before the match, they showed highlights of The Usos using “twin magic” on Raw last week to win their match.
Jimmy Uso vs. The Miz – Jey Uso and Damien Mizdow were at ringside. Fans chanted “we want Mizdow.” Back and forth match. Jimmy did a dive on Miz late in the match. Mizdow tried to go in the ring but was kicked by Jey. The distraction allowed Miz to hit the skull crushing finale for the pin. Mizdow and Miz celebrated.
The announcers talked about Big Show vs. Mark Henry. That match takes place later on Raw. They plugged Sheamus’ match later on the WWE Network against Rusev. Sheamus came out for his match. He’s in action next.
WWE Network commercial plugging the free month.
They showed Rusev’s challenge to Sheamus from Smackdown on Friday.
Sheamus vs. Tyson Kidd – Natalya is at ringside. Rusev and Lana are watching this match on the monitor backstage. Tyson got a decent amount of offense. At one point Sheamus did a running senton on Tyson on the outside. Tyson put Natalya in front of him as a shield and then he ran back in the ring. The distraction caused Sheamus to be counted out. Sheamus lost the match but he hit Tyson with the brogue kick after the match.
Backstage, Dolph Ziggler is walking and is up next.
See No Evil 2 commercial.
Hour 2 segment – Dolph Ziggler comes out for his match. Lilian is about to announce his opponent but the entire Authority comes out including Mercury and Noble. They replay Vince’s announcement from earlier. Steph said that she and Triple H are ecstatic about this announcement. She said thet The Authority are winners and they will put together the strongest team in history under the leadership of Seth Rollins and his teammate Kane…and their partner Randy Orton. Triple H said that they are not naive and they’ve heard the rumors and people think that they’d hold a grudge against those that team with John Cena. He said that Dolph is free to do what he wants but he should question what he does. He said that if Team Cena wins then who gets the credit? He said that Cena then looks like an even bigger hero with Dolph Ziggler on his team. He said if Team Cena loses then Cena won’t take the blame. Ziggler will take the blame. He said there’s nothing about Dolph that’s a failure but everytime he seems to rise to the top there’s something in his way and he busts his ass more than any superstar in the back but Dolph doesn’t get the credit…John Cena does. He said that you can call it the “glass ceiling” or whatever but he certainly can’t break through it. Steph told him to ask himself “where is John Cena tonight?” Triple H said that he cares so much that he’s not even here tonight. Triple H said that maybe he takes the gamble and it works out and Dolph gets championship shots, the money, and the fame… Steph said that’s an awful lot of maybes. Triple H said that all he has to do and tell Cena that the answer is no. Triple H said that if Dolph wants to get rid of the “maybe’s” in his life then he just has to tell Cena “no” and all the uncertainty goes away and he can have what he wants. He said this is where it gets interesting. Triple H said that they can give him anything he wants. Steph told Dolph to think about himself and not to listen to the fans. Dolph asks “anything I want?” Triple H says yes, all he has to do is ask. Dolph says he wants him, his wife, the sellout, and the jabroni’s gone and out of power for good. Fans chant “YES, YES, YES.” Triple H said that’s too bad and he wanted to give everyone what they wanted. He and Steph wanted to give fans what they wanted but Dolph won’t let it happen. He said that they can all blame Dolph Ziggler. Triple H said that when the wrong decision is made sometimes you end up empty handed because that can start at anytime like right now when he defends his IC title against the future of the WWE Seth Rollins.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins – This was a slow match at the beginning. Rollins was on offense as they went to commercial. During the break Seth rammed Dolph into the barricade. He was in control when they came back from break but Dolph fought back. The pace of the match picked up here. Rollins had a near fall after dropping Ziggler back first on the top turnbuckle. Rollins went for a top rope curb stomp, Dolph moved and hit the famouser but Seth kicked out at 2. Dolph went for a kick but Seth caught him with a kick to the back of the head. 2 count. Noble interfered by pulling Dolph’s neck over the ropes. Seth then rammed Dolph into the corner into the post. Then he hit the curb stomp. Randy Orton appeared and RKO’d Rollins. He stared at Noble and Mercury as they backed off. Orton left the ring. He walked right by Kane on the rampway as Kane asked “what are you doing Randy?” Orton just ignored him.
Commercial for WrestleMania tickets going on sale. Then they showed what just happened with Orton and Rollins.
Backstage, Steph said you can’t trust Orton. Orton walks in and asks if they saw what just happened. He said he wants a favor. He wants Rollins one on one tonight. Steph asked why would they have co-captains facing each other? Orton said “are you kidding me?” He said that maybe he should go fight for Team Cena at Survivor Series. He said that he put Rollins down because they couldn’t handle the situation and he will continue until…. Triple H said “STOP! Enough.” He told Orton to look at him. “I need Randy Orton on our team. I need you Randy. I need you on Team Authority. I also need Seth Rollins. Here’s the thing. You understand what’s at stake here Randy? Everything is at stake here. Everything. If I burn, you burn, we all burn. We’re all in it together.” He said that he needs the viper and he sees the look in his eye. He needs the guy that he’s done battle with for 12 years. He said he needs that guy (Orton) to get this done. He said he’ll give him the match Rollins tonight but once they get it out of their system then this is over and once it’s over they will pick each other up and then they’ll go to war together at Survivor Series because they can’t afford to lose and they HAVE to win. Triple H asked “deal?” Orton shook Triple H’s hand and said “deal.”
A video played. You could only see the person’s eyes. We’ll post a spoiler on who this is on the main page. During the promo the person said, “Everything is shattered. Sometimes I see things that just ain’t there. But I see you. And I want to piece myself together with pieces of you.”
They showed highlights of what happened between Henry and Big Show on Smackdown.
At surrvivor series, winning will be spelled TITUS and he’s assured The Authority that he will not back down from anyone. He was interrupted by Ryback’s music…
Ryback vs. Titus O’Neil – Titus got some offense in including a back breaker and a kick to Ryback’s face and then some stomps. He also hit Ryback on the chest with his forearm and back. He mocked Ryback but it wasn’t long before Ryback made his comeback. Ryback hit a spinebuster. The Authority was looking on backstage on the monitor. Ryback hit the meat hook clothesline and then the shell shock finisher for the win.
Renee Young interviewed Big Show. Show said that Cena can count on him to be on his team if he needed him. Show said “speaking of partners you can count on…Mark Henry betrayed me in a way that I can’t even explain.” He said Henry didn’t even break a sweat. He said that Henry ate at his house and rode on his bus and threw it all away because it’s what he felt like it’s what he needed to you. He said he and Henry have a combined 40 years of experience and despite all of the betrayal and hurt, there’s a part of Show that wants his friend back. He said he misses his friend but there’s also a part of him that wants to knock Henry the hell out of his life. Henry vs. Show is net.
They showed members of the Buffalo Bills in attendance. They plugged the Sheamus vs. Rusev match that will air on the network after Raw.
They showed highlights of Henry turning on Show last week on Raw.
Big Show vs. Mark Henry – Slow plodding match as you’d expect. At one point Show went for an elbow drop but Henry moved when he wasn’t supposed to. Show appeared to tell him to stay down so he could hit the elbow off the ropes. They worked their way to ringside. Henry rammed Show into the post. Show tackled Henry. They got back in the ring. Show hit Henry with elbows off the ropes to Henry’s back. Then he put his new submission on Henry. Henry made it to the rope forcing the break. Show then hit Henry with chops while Henry was laying underneath the bottom rope. The Authority was looking on backstage on the monitor. Show went on the top but Henry got up and slammed him off the top. Show grabbed the bottom rope before he was pinned. Henry hit the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry went for the pin but Show kicked out. Henry rammed Show into the steel steps. He hit Show with the steps. The ref called for the DQ. Big Show tried to fight back but Henry hit him with a headbutt. He picked up Show and did the World’s Strongest Slam on the steps. Henry yelled at Show. “You may be big but you’re not the world’s strongest man.”
Steph said that she likes Henry’s ruthless aggression. Triple H wondered if they can keep him focused. Steph said that all they need is one more man but only if Rollins and Orton can co-exist. Triple H told her to trust him because they will win.
WWE Network commercial.
They claimed that the WWE Network has a 90% satisfaction rate. They plugged the free November trial again.
AJ Lee is at ringside with her Divas title.
Backstage, Renee interviews Brie Bella. She’s on day 8 as Nikki’s personal assistant. Nikki interrupted before she could talk. Nikki told her that the interview is over. She said people don’t care about what she has to say. Nikki said that “the new number one contender has a match to go win so go.” The camera panned over to Erick Rowan wearing the sheep mask. He took the mask off and said “pretty.” Renee said “thank you. excuse me” and then walked off.
Nikki Bella vs. Emma – Brie is at ringside. King used Bobby Heenan’s joke: “a friend in need is a pest.” It doesn’t work as well when Heenan is not saying it. Short match here. Nikki got the pin after the rack attack finisher. Nikki told Brie to raise her hand. Then she said something to Brie. Brie walked over to AJ and slapped her. AJ hit her back k knocking Brie to the floor. The cameraman didn’t catch it. “CM Punks” for a couple of seconds there before AJ’s music played.
They showed a vignette with a choir and Xavier Woods dancing and singing. So it looks like he’s getting a makeover. It ended with “A New Day is Coming.”
They showed the Rusev/Sheamus segment ….again…from Smackdown.
Rusev (with Lana) vs. Zack Ryder – Squash match. Rusev wins with The Accolade.
Lana did a promo after the match. She told everyone to shut up. She said that tonight…today Rusev and her will fulfill the directive of mother Russia’s noble leader Vladimir Putin. She said that directive is to bring the U.S. Championship. Rusev said Sheamus is no different than any other and he will hurt, beg, and suffer, and he will be annihilated. Sheamus came out on the stage and walked into the ring as Rusev and Lana left the ring near the announcers. He said he takes a tremendous amount of pride wearing the U.S. title because it signifies the opportunity that someone can have in this country but if they think that they’ll take the title back to Russia then they are delusional because tonight on the network, Rusev is in for the fight of his life…fella. He held the title up and his music played.
Tomorrow night on the Monday Night War they will focus on The Rock.
They showed this week’s WWE Network schedule.
Backstage, they show Lana and Rusev walking. Stephanie congratulates Rusev. She said that they understand loyalty and they understand what it means to respect authority. She said that since Rusev has never been pinned, they would be honored to offer Rusev a position on Team Authority. She said that they granted him his title shot tonight after Raw. She said “I scratch your back, you scratch mine.” Lana said that they will confer with Vladimir Putin. She said “what is it that you Americans say? We’ll get back to you.” Steph seemed happy.
They showed highlights of the bull getting involved in the match on Smackdown causing Los Matadores to pin Goldust. Miz and Mizdow are on commentary.
Fernando vs. Stardust – Torito got involved. He kicked Goldust into Miz and Mizdow. Fernando used the distraction to hit the backstabber on Stardust and he got the pin.
They showed highlights from the opening segment from earlier and then the RKO on Rollins and then the backstage segment with Orton and The Authority. Rollins vs. Orton is next.
WWE Rewind – Rollins curb stomps Orton at HIAC, Orton RKO’s Rollins last week.
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins – Triple H and Steph are seated near the announcers. Kane is also at ringside with Noble and Mercury by his side. They traded punches to start the match. Orton dumped Rollins outside of the ring. Then Orton went after him and attacked from behind and rammed Rollins into the barricade a few times. Commercial break while Rollins is on the outside. A few minutes later Orton went nuts and started clearing out the announcers table so he could put Rollins through it at some point. Triple kept telling him “that’s enough.” The match continued in the ring. Orton did a superplex spot off the top rope. Rollins then got on offense and did a dive on Orton to the outside of the ring. Rollins springboarded off the ropes and hit Orton with a knee to the face. Rollins went for a curb stomp but Orton turned it into a powerslam. 2 count. Orton then hit the draping DDT off the ropes. Orton got fired up and set up for the RKO. Rollins reversed it and got a backslide and pinned Orton. Mercury, Noble, and Kane got in the ring to congratulate Rollins. Pretty good match.
Orton said something to Triple H from the ring. Triple H is still at ringside. Rollins, Kane, Noble, and Mercury are in the ring too. Orton shakes Noble’s hand. He shakes Mercury’s hand. He shakes Kane’s hand. He hesitates. Rollins says something to the effect of “it’s over, i’m sorry.” Orton shakes Rollins hand. Then he RKO’s Rollins and goes nuts and attacks everyone in the ring. He’s about to go for the punt kick but Triple H stops him. Triple H yells at Kane not to get in the ring. Triple H tells Orton to look into his eyes as he tries to calm Orton down. Orton calms down. He walks off and bumps Triple H. THen he punches Triple H. The rest of the Authority comes back in and attacks him. Orton fights back and clears the ring. He goes after Rollins at ringside and punches him on the announcers table. He RKO’s Mercury at ringside. Kane and Noble pull Orton off of Rollins. Rollins curb stomps Orton on the announcers table. Orton’s head is cut open. He’s bleeding. Triple H is upset. Triple H tells everyone “that’s enough.” Orton is now on the floor at ringside. Steph tells Triple H “finish this.” Rollins said “screw it, we don’t need it.” Triple H tells Rollins, Kane, etc. to finish it. Triple H and Steph walk off as Kane picks up Orton and places him on the steps. Rollins gets on the announcers table and then does a mock Randy Orton pose and then curb stomps Orton onto the steps. The show ends with Rollins standing on the ring steps mocking Randy Orton with Orton’s pose.
Click here for the result of the Rusev vs. Sheamus United States title match that took place on the WWE Network after Raw.