Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
This week begins with WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, who vowed that in spite of the war between his former student Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, their match at Hell In A Cell will be fair. He stated that he hates Orton, and that Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) is still his friend, but he’s there to make sure that someone will become WWE Champion. He was interrupted by Orton, who vowed that he will hurt Daniel and Shawn didn’t want to hear it. Orton tried to have him RKO’ed, but missed. Shawn tried to hit him with Sweet Chin Music, but Orton dodged it, tried to escape the ring and was assaulted by The Miz.
1. Randy Orton vs. The Miz. THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON. NOTE: After the match, The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) appeared under the Titantron as Bray Wyatt told Miz, “I do not wish to see you suffer, I’m just going to put you down. Follow the buzzards!”.
2. Fandango with Summer Rae vs. Santino Marella.
THE WINNER: FANDANGO.
3. TAG TEAM MATCH: Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando) with El Torito vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre with Heath Slater.
THE WINNERS: THE UNDEFEATED LOS MATADORES!!!
Principal Owner of WWE Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and her husband Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) addressed Hunter being punched out by The Big Show last week. Stephanie stated that it was a lesson in her kindness being used as a weakness, She also stated that they have the mortgage of Big Show’s house and have taken everything he and his family owns. Hunter stated that he knew the cost of being Chief Operating Officer (COO) when he took it. He also vowed that Big Show will crumble at his feet to avoid jail, that all of WWE will beg to keep their jobs, and told the fans to start praying everytime they chant “Yes!”. Daniel Bryan appeared, and was ambushed by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio. After that, Stephanie announced that both men will face each other later on.
4. THE BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE
THE RULES: If CM Punk can defeat RyBack’s time during his match against WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel, he can choose the stipulation his match against RyBack at Hell In A Cell. If he loses to Axel, RyBack will choose.
THE FIRST MATCH: R-Truth vs. RyBack with Paul Heyman.
THE WINNER AT 5:44: RYBACK.
5. TAG TEAM MATCH: Tons of Funk (Tensai and “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay) with The Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron) vs. The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter.
THE WINNERS: THE REAL AMERICANS.
Note: After the match, Antonio Cesaro was going to put Brodus Clay in the Tilt-A-Whirl, but put Tensai in it instead!!!
6. A DIVAS MATCH: Tamina Snuka with WWE Divas Champion A.J. Lee vs. Brie Bella.
Stephanie banned Nikki Bella from ringside.
THE WINNER: TAMINA SNUKA.
7. BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE MATCH #2: CM Punk vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel.
If CM Punk wins, he will choose the stipulation.
THE TIME TO BEAT: 5:44.
THE WINNER, AT 11 SECONDS: CM PUNK!!! T
HE STIPULATION FOR THE MATCH AT HELL IN A CELL: A Handicap Match of CM Punk vs. RyBack vs. Paul Heyman………………….IN THE CELL!!!
This match went into the first two minutes of Hour 2.
8. A NON-TITLE MATCH: Daniel Bryan vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio.
THE WINNER VIA COUNTOUT: ALBERTO DEL RIO.
The countout happened when Randy Orton found a room where Brie Bella was having her left shoulder examined. When it looked like Orton was about to attack Daniel Bryan’s fiancée (they got engaged in real life) and his future sister in-law, Daniel zoomed to their rescue, but was ambushed by Orton.
9. A NO DISQUALIFICATION MAIN EVENT FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (Champions) with WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Goldust and Cody Rhodes (Challengers/Former Champions With Different Partners).
Before the end of the match, The Bis Show charged through the crowd and laid waste to The Shield!!!
THE WINNERS, AND NEW, WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: GOLDUST AND CODY RHODES!!!
Match #’s 1, 8 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Randy Orton, The Miz, Daniel Bryan, Alberto del Rio, Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are the wrestlers of the night!!!
“The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and The Big Show laying waste to The Shield are the highlights of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: The one thing that we’ve learned in the past is whenever Daniel Bryan faces Alberto del Rio, it never ends well. That and Triple H and Stephanie wanting to make life miserable for The Big Show is a reminder of how in 1998, then-WCW (World Championship Wrestling) President Eric Bischoff did the same thing to “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
Next week, RAW will head to The FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.