Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
This week begins with the return of…….
The Cutting Edge with WWE Hall of Famer Edge.
Edge returned to massive cheers, and decided that his friend and former tag team partner Christian should be his guest. But, he decided that his former Rated RKO tag team partner, the reigning WWE Champion Randy Orton should be his guest, but told everyone that Randy is boring. So………
HIS GUEST: Daniel Bryan.
As Edge talked with Daniel, they were both interrupted by Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley). Edge told Hunter about he once thought that Chris Jericho, John Cena didn’t have what it took to make it in the company, and told everyone that Hunter never thought much of him at first. He gave his thought on the many business decisions that Hunter made by saying “I may have a messed up spine!”. Hunter responded by booking Daniel in a match against WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose, and had The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) drag out Christian, who was attacked by them, because he is one of many who have spoken out against Hunter and the McMahons.
1. A NON-TITLE REMATCH FROM SMACKDOWN!: Kofi Kingston vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: KOFI KINGSTON!!!
2. Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper.
THE WINNER: BRAY WYATT.
Paul Heyman returned to the ring with Curtis Axel and his doctor from New York City named Michael Kirshenbaum. Heyman had suffered a knee injury, but refused to allow the Canadian doctors to examine him, labelling Canada’s healthcare system “socialized medicine”. After he announced his withdrawal from next Sunday’s match of him and Axel against CM Punk, RAW General Manager Brad Maddox ordered that Heyman receive an in-ring examination from WWE Physician Doctor Michael Sampson. Doctor Sampson cleared him for Sunday. After the diagnosis, CM Punk zoomed out with a shinai (Kendo stick).
Heyman escaped, but Punk attacked Curtis Axel and Doctor Kirshenbaum.
3. A SIX-DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH: The Returning Layla, Alicia Fox and Aksana vs. Naomi, Natalya Neidhart and Brie Bella with Cameron, Jo-Jo and Eva Marie.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR FOR THIS MATCH: WWE Divas Champion A.J. Lee.
THE WINNERS: NAOMI, NATALYA NEIDHART AND BRIE BELLA!!!
4. A NON-TITLE MATCH: R-Truth vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: ALBERTO DEL RIO.
5. Antonio Cesaro with Zeb Coulter vs. The Returning Santino Marella.
THE WINNER: THE RETURNING SANTINO MARELLA!!!
6. Damien Sandow vs. The Miz.
THE WINNER: DAMIEN SANDOW……………YOU’RE WELCOME.
Fandango and Summer Rae caused the distraction.
Last Monday’s firing of Cody Rhodes caused a lot of buzz, so…..
INTERVIEW: The Returning Goldust.
Renee Young asked Goldust his thoughts on his upcoming match against Randy Orton. Goldust stated that he has had a second, third and fourth chance throughout his life, and that Triple H and Randy Orton disgraced the Rhodes family name. He was interrupted by Hunter, who mentioned that Cody and his new wife are sitting at home watching what Orton will do to him.
7. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs. The Returning Goldust.
NOTE: If Goldust wins, Triple H will reinstate Cody.
THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON.
A new video of the tag team Los Matadores aired.
8. Rob Van Dam (RVD) with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. RyBack.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: ROB VAN DAM!!!
9. A NON-TITLE MAIN EVENT: WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose with WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan.
NOTE: The Big Show was supposed to stand in Daniel Bryan’s corner during the match, but was ordered by WWE Executive Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley to sit at ringside during the match. That, and if he laid his hands on The Shield, he will be fired.
THE WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN!!!
After the match, Randy Orton zoomed to the ring to attack Daniel, but Daniel struck first!!! The Shield ganged up on him and The Big Show was ready to fight until he was stopped by Orton, who RKO’ed Daniel. As Big Show was headed to the locker room, Triple H and Stephanie appeared as Hunter ordered him to punch out Daniel, AGAIN. Big Show refused, as Orton offered to hold up Daniel. Again, Big Show refused, as Orton yelled “Pick him up and knock him back down!”. Daniel got up and delivered a flying knee to the face!!! Big Show left the ring happy.
Match #’s 2, 7 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Goldust, Dean Ambrose and Daniel Bryan are the wrestlers of the night!!!
Edge, Goldust and Antonio Cesaro performing the Tilt-A-Whirl are the highlights of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: A slight improvement from last week.