Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
During the main event for the vacated WWE Championship last night at Battleground, The Big Show knocked out Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and WWE Referee Scott Armstrong. Principal Owner of WWE Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley called him out, and asked him why he did what he did. He stated that he knocked out Orton because he couldn’t take it anymore, and that she ordered him to knock out Daniel. She told him that when Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) took the mortgage of his house, he became their property, but he didn’t want to hear it!!! After that, Stephanie slapped and fired him!!!
1. THE BATTLEGROUND KICKOFF REMATCH: Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler.
THE WINNER: DOLPH ZIGGLER!!!
During the commercial break, the WWE App streamed footage of Jerry “The King” Lawler honoring WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend/Longtime Pittsburgh citizen Bruno Sammartino who turned 78 yesterday.
2. A SIX-DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH: Alicia Fox, Aksana and The Returning Rosa Mendes vs. Natalya Neidhart, Jo-Jo and Eva Marie.
THE WINNERS: NATALYA NEIDHART, JO-JO AND EVA MARIE!!!
RAW General Manager Brad Maddox, by order of Stephanie, apologized for last night’s main event, and ordered a rematch for Hell In A Cell. He announced that the match will have a WWE Hall of Famer as the Special Guest Referee. The fans and viewers were asked to vote for one of the three Hall of Famers on the WWE App: Booker T, Bob Backlund and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels.
3. TAG TEAM MATCH: Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre with Heath Slater vs. Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando) with El Torito.
Paul Heyman was furious from CM Punk defeating RyBack last night, and Punk issued a challenge for a rematch. RyBack accepted, and added Curtis Axel as his tag team partner. R-Truth appeared, and asked Punk to team up with him.
4. TAG TEAM MATCH: RyBack and WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel with Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk and R-Truth.
THE WINNERS: CM PUNK AND R-TRUTH!!!
5. Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton.
THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON.
NOTE: After the match, Daniel Bryan assaulted Randy Orton.
6. A NON-TITLE MATCH: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio vs. Ricardo Rodriguez.
NOTE: This match was ordered by SmackDown! General Manager Vickie Guerrero. She also announced that at Hell In A Cell, Alberto del Rio will defend the World title against the returning John Cena!!!
THE WINNER: RICARDO RODRIGUEZ!!!
7. Zack Ryder vs. Fandango with Summer Rae.
THE WINNER: FANDANGO.
The Special Guest Referee at Hell In A Cell will be: “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels!!!
8. TAG TEAM MATCH: The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger) with Zeb Coulter vs. Santino Marella and The Great Khali with Hornswoggle.
THE WINNERS: THE REAL AMERICANS.
Before the start of the main event, The Miz was scheduled to host Miz Tv, but The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) wouldn’t allow it.
9. A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT: The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Daniel Bryan, The Returning Goldust and The Reinstated Cody Rhodes.
Triple H sat near the commentator’s table for this match.
Daniel, Goldust and Cody had won via disqualification when Dean Ambrose used a steel chair. Hunter ordered the match to be restarted.
THE WINNERS: THE SHIELD.
After the match, The Shield assaulted Daniel, Goldust and Cody and The Big Show returned!!! At the sight of him, Hunter hid behind The Shield. Big Show climbed into the ring and The Shield began their assault. Big Show fought them off and finally knocked out Hunter!!! Daniel Bryan couldn’t be any happier.
Match #’s 1, 5 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Damien Sandow, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, The Shield, Daniel Bryan, The Returning Goldust and The Reinstated Cody Rhodes are the wrestlers of the night!!!
Antonio Cesaro putting The Great Khali in the tilt-a-whirl, the return od Rosa Mendes and the appearances of Hall of Famers Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, Booker T and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shaw Michaels are the highlights of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: This RAW was MUCH BETTER than the past few weeks. Enough said.
This Friday on SmackDown!, Curtis Axel will defend the Intercontinental Championship against R-Truth.
Next week, RAW will head to The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri