Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, October 21st, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Results by H. Winston
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE RAW opens with a look back at Cody Rhodes and Goldust capturing the WWE Tag Team Championships from The Shield last week, with help from the Big Show.
Inside the arena, Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW and Triple H's music hits. Triple H and Stephanie walk out and hag the top of the ramp before walking to the ring holding hands. A clip is shown from SmackDown of Big Show knocking out Brad Maddox on SmackDown & suffering a concussion. Maddox won't be at RAW tonight.
Later tonight, it will be Daniel Bryan vs. United States Champion Dean Ambrose.
Triple H and Stephanie kiss in the ring. Fans boo and she says they're just jealous. Stephanie runs down the card for Sunday's Hell in a Cell PPV. Triple H says he trusts Shawn Michaels and respects Shawn Shawn Michaels. Big Show is shown on the big screen via satellite screaming, "Respect? Respect?" He says Triple H doesn't treat anybody with respect. Triple H says Big Show is a loser and blew all his money. Stephanie is arguing with somebody at ringside trying to find out why Big Show is on the screen. Big Show says he's suing Triple H for millions of dollars for the money left on his contract. Stephanie tells him to shut up - and he tells her to shut up. Stephanie has his video feed cut off.
Triple H introduces Dean Ambrose, but Daniel Bryan's music hits instead. Bryan comes out and the place goes nuts. Ambrose comes to the ring through the crowd.
Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan
They lock up and have a technical exchange, with Bryan getting the upper hand. Very solid match with ring psychology from both men and good selling. Daniel Bryan got Ambrose in a surfboard submission that was very impressive. They're giving this match time and they're making the most of it. Bryan hits a top rope huricanrana and gets a 2 count. Ambrose hits Bryan with a nasty spinebuster and gets a 2 count. Ambrose slaps Bryan in the face and runs off the ropes, but Bryan pulled the ropes down and Ambrose wound up on the outside. Back in the ring, Daniel Bryan is on fire and hitting all of his signature spots. He locks in the Yes! Lock. Ambrose taps and the crowd goes wild.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Up next, CM Punk talks about Hell in a Cell. Punk is introduced by Justin Roberts and gets a big reaction. Punk is out with a microphone. This Sunday, his plan is to incapacitate Ryback and put him to sleep. Then Heyman will be cornered like the dog he is, and will have his face smashed into every part of the Hell in a Cell structure. Paul doesn't know extreme - but he will find out what it is this Sunday.
Backstage, Triple H is talking to Vickie Guerrero while Stephanie is on the phone. Triple H and Stephanie bump into Shawn Michaels backstage. Triple H & HBK hug. HBK says he knows Triple H has all of his power gear on and doesn't have time for little people like him. He asked Triple H if he seriously doesn't think Daniel Bryan can be WWE champion. Triple H says he can, but - have you seen Daniel Bryan? HBK admits Daniel Bryan might not look like a champion - but people said the same thing about both of them years ago. Stephanie says times have changed. HBK says he never had to go corporate and grow up, so he's going to go have some fun.
Santino, Hornswoggle & Great Khali come out, all of them dressed like Elvis (or the Honky Tonk Man)
Santino, Hornswoggle & Great Kahli vs. 3MB
Santino starts with Heath Slater. Comedy stuff, Santino hits the cobra on Heath Slater for the win. After the match, Santino gets a microphone and says there's only one real king from Memphis - Jerry Lawler. The crowd chants Jerry and the King stands with Santino on the announcer's table and they play to the crowd.
Winners: Santino, Hornswoggle & Great Khali
WWE ran a poll asking fans which of 4 classic WrestleMania matches they want to see recreated in WWE 2K14 and they chose Undertaker vs. CM Punk from WrestleMania 29.
Backstage, Randy Orton is shown walking around.
Dolph Ziggler v. Randy Orton
They lock up and both struggle for the upper hand. The split crowd is chanting Let's Go Ziggler / Let's Go Orton back and forth. Orton goes outside for a minute to gameplan. Back in the ring, he kicks Ziggler in the gut, headbutts him and throws him out of the ring. He follows, grabs Ziggler by the hair and throws him into the ringside barricade. Ziggler doesn't fall, but Orton drops him with a clothesline and throws him back in the ring. 2 count for Orton. He drags Ziggler out of the ring, but Dolph regains control and unloads on Orton with a flurry of offense. Orton throws Ziggler into the ring post. and then back into the ring. Ziggler getting in some strong offense. Orton regains control with his necklock backbreaker. Orton applies a headlock and Ziggler is hurting. Ziggler gets in a few minutes of offense, hitting his signature moves. Ziggler hits a fameasser and gets a 2 count. Ziggler goes for a stinger splash in the corner but Orton catches him and gives him a fallaway slam, with Ziggler landing on his shoulder. Orton sets up his middle rope DDT and nails it. Orton plays to the crowd as they boo him. Orton signals for the RKO, but Ziggler hits him in the face with a dropkick out of nowhere. Close 2 count. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Orton throws him off. Ziggler turns around and gets drilled with an RKO (outta nowhere).
Winner: Randy Orton
Video package looking back at John Cena's injury, surgery & recovery.
Divas Champion AJ Lee comes to the ring with Tamina Snuka. Out next are the Bella Twins.
AJ Lee & Tamina Snuka vs. The Bella Twins
Tamina and Brie start off. Tamina in control most of the time. Nikki is tagged in. She gets in some offense but Tamina manhandles her and throws her out of the ring.... (Continues on next page)