Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The LG Arena in Birmingham, Great Britain:
Hosted by Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross.
Hours before the start of the show, The Miz told Paul Heyman that he doesn’t want to be a part of WWE Champion CM Punk’s Survivor Series team, because he felt that Punk escaping RyBack last week was cowardly.
1. *A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM OPENING BOUT: R-Truth, Rey Misterio, Jr. and Sin Cara vs. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro and The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil).
THE WINNERS: R-TRUTH, REY MISTERIO, JR. AND SIN CARA!!!!!!!!
WWE Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero’s war against John Cena and former RAW General Manager A.J. Lee continued as she revealed footage of their alleged relationship. John Cena arrived, and reminded Vickie that when she ran SmackDown!, she was married to Edge, and basically built the show around him (remember that?). Vickie shows a clip of A.J. Lee in a bathrobe, and in her eyes, headed to Cena’s hotel room. She then showed a clip of Cena in a towel, looking outside the door of his hotel room. Cena tells Vickie that she has done nothing but manipulate the footage, and, everything. Vickie called out A.J., she appears on the Titantron, and stated that if she came down to the ring, she will attack Vickie. Dolph Ziggler appears, stands next to A.J., and says, “And A.J., we all know what you love to do”. Cena, enraged, zooms to the back. This segment was almost inspired by the Attitude Era wasn’t it?
Michael Cole announced that New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie had created a website named www.sandynjrelieffund.org, and urged viewers to send donations to those affected by Hurricane Sandy’s onslaught of New Jersey.
2. WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Cody Rhodes with Damien Sandow.
THE WINNER: CODY RHODES!!!!!!!!!!!!
POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Cody Rhodes stated that Damien Sandow can defeat Kane just as fast as he defeated Daniel Bryan, and volunteered Sandow against Kane! So……….
3. WWE Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Damien Sandow.
THE WINNER: KANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Cole welcomed suspended Referee Brad Maddox, and asked him about the reason for what he did at Hell In A Cell, and if he was working with WWE Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman. He responded no, and that he acted on his own. He explained that all of his life, he wanted to be a WWE Superstar, and that every time he got his foot in the door, he was turned away. He stated that the closest he got was a Developmental Contract, and was labeled not good enough there. But he was brought in as a referee, hired by former RAW General Manager A.J. Lee, and that he waited for the moment to make an impact. He stated that CM Punk didn’t even know what would happen.
He also stated that because of what he did, people now know him, and he demanded both a contract, and a match against RyBack. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon arrived, and stated that he felt that Maddox, CM Punk and Paul Heyman were working together. Vince then promises him a million dollar contract if next week, he defeats RyBack! Vince brings out Vickie, and decided that CM Punk shouldn’t be the Captain of a traditional Survivor Series team, and in a traditional Survivor Series match. Vince felt that Punk should defend the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat Match against BOTH John Cena and RyBack, at Survivor Series!
NOTE: This segment went into Hour 2.
4. **Sheamus vs. The Miz.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR FOR THIS MATCH: WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Big Show.
THE WINNER: SHEAMUS!!!!!!!!
THE NEW TEAM FOR SURVIVOR SERIES: Team Ziggler.
TEAM CAPTAIN: Dolph Ziggler (He will replace CM Punk as Team Captain in the traditional Survivor Series match against Team Foley, led by Team Captain Mick Foley. The search for the fifth member of Team Foley has already begun).
A promo for a new wrestler named Fandangoo was aired, and it was weird.
5. ***A DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH: WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres and Aksana vs. Layla and Kaitlyn
THE WINNERS: LAYLA AND KAITLYN!!!!!!!!!!
6. A NON-TITLE MATCH: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez.
THE WINNER: KOFI KINGSTON!!!!!!!!
NOTE: This match went into the first five minutes of Hour 3, and after the match ended, Randy Orton zoomed into the ring, and RKO’ed Alberto del Rio!
7. A TAG TEAM MATCH: Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Primo and Epico with Rosa Mendes.
NOTE: Before the start of the match, Michael Cole announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will take alll donations to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy at www.nyc.org/fund.
THE WINNERS: SANTINO MARELLA AND ZACK RYDER!!!!!!!!!
8. “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay with “The Funkadactyls” Naomi and Cameron vs. Wade Barrett.
THE WINNER: WADE BARRETT!!!!!!!!
Before the start of the next match, Michael Cole announced that WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler will return to RAW next week in Columbus, Ohio.
9. Heath Slater with Jinder Mahal vs. Jey Uso with Jimmy Uso.
THE WINNER: HEATH SLATER!!!!!!
10. A TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT: WWE Champion CM Punk with Paul Heyman and Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena and RyBack.
THE WINNERS: JOHN CENA AND RYBACK!!!!!!!!!!
*-***THE MATCHES OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: This was better than last week. Enough said.
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you noticed that Drew McIntyre wasn’t present tonight during the Heath Slater-Jey Uso fight, he had to be by his mother’s side after announcing on his Twitter.com account that she has Ataxia. Ataxia is a neurological sign that consists of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements. The disease is a non-specific, clinical manifestation implying dysfunction of the parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum. Also, the posterior columns of the spinal cord. It may involve the head, limbs, or trunk. There are several possible causes that exist for these patterns of neurological dysfunction. My thoughts and prayers are with Drew and his family during this difficult time.
Sources: Wikipedia.org and WebMD.com. Please visit these websites for more information on this disease. Thank you.