Here’s Old School RAW in case you missed it:
From The Historic Baltimore/1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland:
Hosted by Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL).
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a stomach virus earlier in the day, and spent the whole show backstage.
WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair opens up Old School RAW 2014 with stories about the many matches he had in Baltimore. That was, until WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton interrupted storytime. Orton was happy to see him and praised him, but basically insulted Flair until Flair reminded him that it was him and Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) who guided him during his early in the promotion (Evolution anyone?). Orton was ready to fight, and Flair had enough of him. So did John Cena.
1. SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: Rey Misterio, Jr. and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. Erick Rowan, Luke Harper and Daniel Bryan with Bray Wyatt.
THE WINNERS: REY MISTERIO, JR. AND THE USOS!!!
2. A NON-TITLE MATCH: WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR FOR THIS MATCH: RyBack.
THE WINNER: BIG E LANGSTON!!!
Piper’s Pit with WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
HIS GUESTS: The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns).
Piper began by saying that he was “Old School before Old School was cool”. The Shield arrived as Dean Ambrose stated that they would have defeated Piper in his prime, much to his amusement. Piper stated that the one who matches him on the microphone is CM Punk. He also stated that Ambrose and Seth Rollins couldn’t defeat Punk in singles matches, but felt that Roman Reigns might have a chance. Roman vowed victory, and when it looked like he, Rollins and Ambrose were about to assault Piper, CM Punk and The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and “B.A.” Billy Gunn) ran out to stop it.
3. Sin Cara vs. Alberto del Rio.
THE WINNER: ALBERTO DEL RIO.
4. NON-TITLE TAG TEAM MATCH: The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger) with Zeb Coulter vs. WWE Tag Team Champions Goldust and Cody Rhodes.
THE WINNERS: GOLDUST AND CODY RHODES!!!
5. A REMATCH FROM LAST WEEK: Damien Sandow vs. The Great Khali with Ranjin Singh.
On the WWE App, the fans and viewers were asked to select a Special Guest Referee for this match. The choices were WWE Hall of Famers/Pro-Wrestling Legends Bob Backlund, “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson and Sergeant Slaughter. And so……..
THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE FOR THIS MATCH: WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend Sergeant Slaughter.
THE WINNER: THE GREAT KHALI!!!
NOTE: After the match, Damien Sandow, furious from the loss attacked Slaughter and ended up in The Cobra Clutch!!!
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman voiced their opinions on the term Old School. In Lesnar’s eyes, old school is not trotting out the legends for one more run, it’s when one man reigns supreme. Heyman remembered when WWE Hall of Famers/Pro-Wrestling Legends Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin reigned supreme. He also stated that after the Royal Rumble, Lesnar will reign supreme. He used Lesnar’s assault on “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry last week as an example what will happen to anyone from the Old School or New School. He was interrupted by Henry, who immediately advanced towards Lesnar, fought him and ended up in The Kimura Lock!!!
As Lesnar and Heyman were leaving, they were stopped by The Big Show!!! Lesnar jumped back into the ring, challenged Big Show to a match, and as he climbed into the ring, he escaped. When it looked like Heyman was about to jump in, Lesnar attacked Big Show from behind and got tossed out of the ring!!!
This went into the first five minutes of Hour 3.
INJURY REPORT: BROCK LESNAR FRACTURED AND DISLOCATED MARK HENRY’S LEFT ELBOW IN THE KIMURA LOCK.
6. DIVAS MATCH: Alicia Fox and Aksana vs. The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki).
THE WINNERS: ALICIA FOX AND AKSANA.
7. SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: The 3MB (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) vs. Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) and Rikishi.
THE WINNERS: TOO COOL AND RIKISHI!!!
#Bad News Barrett praised the cheers for the legends, and stated that he and everyone else will forget their names when they leave.
8. THE MAIN EVENT: CM Punk with The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and “B.A.” Billy Gunn vs. Roman Reigns with WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
THE WINNER: ROMAN REIGNS.
After the match, Pro-Wrestling Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts appeared as CM Punk, Road Dogg and Billy assaulted Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Punk put Dean Ambrose in the GTS (Go To Sleep), and Jake covered Ambrose with as Michael Cole pronounced, Damien 2.0.
Match #’s 1, 4 and 8 are the highlight matches of the night!!!
The Usos, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, and Roman Reigns are the wrestlers of the night!!!
The Legends were the highlights of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: The Legends made the show!!!