Here’s  RAW  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  Nationwide  Arena  in  Columbus,  Ohio:

Hosted  by  John  “Bradshaw”   Layfield  (JBL),  Michael  Cole  and  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Jerry  “The  King”  Lawler.

WWE  dedicated  this  week’s  broadcast  to  the  life  and  memory  of  Hall  of  Famer/Legend   Mae  Young  who  passed  away  on  Wednesday,  January  15,  2014  at  the  age  of  90.

A  video  honoring  Civil Rights  leader  The  Reverend  Doctor  Martin  Luther  King,  Jr.  was  aired.

HOUR  1:

Principal  Owner  of  WWE  Stephanie  McMahon-Helmsley  and  Triple  H  (Hunter  Hearst  Helmsley)  were  ready  to  welcome  the  return  of  David  Batista,  when  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Randy  Orton  crashed  the  party.  Stephanie  was  furious  with  him  for  his  assault  on  John  Cena,  Sr.   Randy  was  furious  with  Hunter  and  Stephanie  for  being  booked  in  a  rematch  against  John  Cena  at  the   Royal  Rumble,  and  for  bringing  back  both  Batista  and  Brock  Lesnar.  Hunter  told  him  that  he  was  their  choice  to  be  the  face  of  the  WWE,  and  that  he  had  lost  of  lot  of  faith  in  himself.  He  stated  that  he  expected  Randy  to  rise  up  and  make  things  right,  and  felt  that  Batista  and  Lesnar  are  after  him.

That,  and  Hunter  booked  Randy  in  a  rematch  against  Kofi  Kingston!!!  Hunter  installed  a  camera  in  the  back  to  see  if  John  was  going  to  show  up.  After  that,  Batista  arrived!!!  Randy  wanted  a  handshake,  but  Batista  wouldn’t  give  him  one,  and  announced  that  he  returned  for  the  World  title  and  to  headline  Wrestlemania  30!!!

1.  SIX-MAN  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Goldust  and  Cody  Rhodes  and  WWE  Intercontinental  Champion  Big  E  Langston  vs.  The  Shield  (WWE  United  States  Champion  Dean  Ambrose,  Seth  Rollins  and  Roman  Reigns).

THE  WINNERS:  THE  SHIELD.

Daniel  Bryan  announced  that  after  last  week,  people  have  asked  him  if  he  had  a  plan  to  take  down  The  Wyatt  Family  (Bray  Wyatt,  Erick  Rowan  and  Luke  Harper).  He  stated  that  when  dealing  with  someone  who  has  a  Messiah  Complex,  you  have  to  take  them  down  both  mentally  and  physically.  He  also  mentioned  that  whenever  Bray  Wyatt  says  “Follow  the  buzzards”,  he  said  “Last  week,  I  became  the  buzzard  and  chewed  on  the  carcass  of  Bray  Wyatt!”.  He  announced  that  he  will  face  him  at  the  Royal  Rumble.  After  that,  Bray  appeared  on  the  Titantron,   labeled   Daniel  a  traitor  and  told   him  “From  now  on,  everything  that  happens  to  you  is  your  fault”.

2.  Xavier  Woods  with  R-Truth  vs.  Fandango  with  Summer  Rae.

R-Truth  served  as  the  Special  Guest  Commentator  for  this  match.

THE  WINNER:  FANDANGO.

Stephanie  was  disgusted  with  Kane  for  chokeslamming  CM  Punk  last  week  on  SmackDown!.  He  apologized,  but  Stephanie  ordered  him  to  apologize  directly  to  Punk!!!

HOUR  2:

Kane  apologized  to  Punk  for  last  Friday,  but  Punk  didn’t  hear  him.  Kane  apologized  again,  Punk  replied  with  “I’m  sorry  too!”  and  wailed  on  him!!!  Kane  was  ready  to  fight,  but  RAW  General  Manager  Brad  Maddox  stopped  him  and  booked  Punk  in  a  match.  But  not  against  Kane……

3.  CM  Punk  vs.  “B.A.”  Billy  Gunn  with  Road  Dogg.

Road  Dogg  served  as  the  Special  Guest  Commentator  for  this  match.

THE  WINNER:  CM  PUNK!!!

After  the  match,  Brad  congratulated  Punk,  but  was  interrupted  by  Kane  who  announced  that  Punk  will  be  the  first  entrant  into  the  Royal  Rumble.

4.  Rey  Misterio,  Jr.  vs.  Alberto  del  Rio.

THE  WINNER  VIA  SUBMISSION:  ALBERTO  DEL  RIO.

After  the  match,  Batista  confronted  Alberto  del  Rio.  del  Rio  charged  at  him,  but  ended  up  in  a  Spinebuster  and  The  Batista  Bomb!!!

The  Big  Show  mimicked  Paul  Heyman  as  he  spoke  about  his  upcoming  match  against  Brock  Lesnar  on  Sunday.  Heyman  appeared,  so  did  Brock.  As  they  were  about  to  enter  the  ring,  they  left,  which  enraged  Big  Show.  They  returned,  Brock  got  in  Big  Show’s  face,  tried  to  assault  him    and  got  tossed  out  of  the  ring  again!!!  Brock  tried  to  hit  him  with  a  steel  chair  and  a  monitor  from  the  commentator’s  table,  but  with  no  luck.  Big  Show  took  the  chair  that  Brock  was  going to  use,  but  Paul  stopped  Brock  from  retaliating.

This  went  into  the  first  five  minutes  of  Hour  3.

HOUR  3:

5.  DIVAS  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  WWE  Divas  Champion  A.J.  Lee  and  Tamina  Snuka  vs.  The  Funkadactyls  (Naomi  and  Cameron).

THE  WINNERS:  THE  FUNKADACTYLS!!!

6.  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  The  Usos  (Jimmy  and  Jey)  vs.  Erick  Rowan  and  Luke  Harper  with  Bray  Wyatt.

THE  WINNERS:  THE  USOS!!!

7.  A  NON-TITLE  MAIN  EVENT  REMATCH:  Kofi  Kingston  vs.  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Randy  Orton.

THIS  MATCH  ENDED  IN  A  NO-CONTEST.

Before  the  end  of  the  match,  John  Cena  zoomed  into  the  arena  an  fought  Randy  Orton  all  the  way  into  the  skybox,  and  Randy  escaped  in  someone’s  truck!!!

Match  #’s  3,  6  and  7  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!

CM  Punk,  Billy  Gunn,  The  Usos,  Erick  Rowan,  Luke  Harper  and  Kofi  Kingston  are  the  wrestlers  of  the  night!!!

The  return  of  David  Batista  was  the  highlight  of  the  night!!!

ANALYSIS:  The  return  of   Batista  made  the  show!!!

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