Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, November 11th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England
Results by Jeff Johnson of Gerweck
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome everyone to the LIVE Raw results for episode #1068. The show opens with a great video package narrated by John Cena highlighting some of the history of the United States military and it’s veterans. Happy Veteran’s day to everyone, and thank you everyone that has fought and is fighting for their respected country.
Our announcers for the night are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL as they welcome us to Monday Night Raw. Michael Cole announces that The Authority is on vacation and won’t be in the arena tonight. Randy Orton comes out first and heads to the ring to grace us with his presence.
Randy Orton starts by telling everyone that the Big Show blackmailed his way to a WWE Championship match at Survivor Series, and that he is going to still be WWE Champion after the show is over. Brad Maddox comes to the ring to a pretty positive reaction from the crowd. Maddox says that as WWE GM, he is going to make the first match of the night. He is then cut off by Kane’s music, and The Big Red Corporate Machine heads to the ring.
Loud you sold out chants by the crowd to Kane before he can even say a word. Kane says that as the appointed Director of Operations, he is in charge of Monday Night Raw tonight. Brad Maddox cuts him off and makes a match between Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes. Kane cuts him off and says he will fight Goldust. Vickie Guerrero now makes her way to the stage.
Loud boos to Vickie as she starts to talk. Vickie says that she wants to do what is best for business. She is cut off by the crowd booing and saying “what” to her. It’s hard to hear her at times. Vickie makes a match putting Randy Orton against Cody Rhodes and Goldust in an all champions handicap match. Goldust and Cody Rhodes now make their way to the ring, this match is going to happen right now.
Randy Orton vs. Goldust and Cody Rhodes
We come back to the bell ringing, with Randy Orton and Goldust starting the match off. Goldust starts the match in control with an armdrag, hip toss, and drop kick to the champion. He quickly tags in Cody Rhodes, and he comes off the top with an axe handle. Orton back in control now, but Goldust with a blind tag and a quick roll up. Orton kicks up at 2. Orton now back in control of Goldust. Loud “Randy’s Boring” chants by the crowd to Orton. This crowd has been good so far. Orton still in control of this match with his patent stomps to the limbs of Goldust. The crowd now chanting “JBL” and “Jerry.” They are hostile tonight. Goldust starting to fight back with shots to the gut of Orton. Orton runs into a big boot of Goldust. Goldust goes up top, and is then kicked off the top turnbuckle by Orton and hits hard on the mat as we go to commercial.
We are back with Orton still in control. Goldust fights back and hits a quick roll up, but Orton up at 2. Goldust with a quick DDT, and Cody is cheering him on to make a tag. Goldust gets there, and a spring board missile drop kick by Rhodes to Orton. He goes up top and hits a huge moonsault! 2 count by Cody. Cody tags in Goldust be he misses Orton in the corner. Orton turns around into a right hand by Goldust. Double clothesline over the top by the Rhodes brothers. Orton gets up at about a 6 count, but doesn’t get back in the ring.
Winners by count out: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
After the match, Big Show surprises everyone and comes down to the ring. He attacks Orton by throwing him into the steel steps. Big Show doing some furniture rearranging by taking the top off of the announce table. He now brings the steps next to the table. He has Orton by the throat and walks up the steps. Huge chokeslam by Big Show through the announce table!! Crowd is going crazy with Yes chants! Big Show leaves the ring side area while doctors check on Orton and the announcers show the replay of what just transpired.
Back on Raw, they show another replay of Big Show’s attack on Randy Orton. The camera goes backstage and shows Big Show leaving the arena to go “get a pint” to celebrate what he just did to Orton. Los Matadores with El Torito now make their way to the ring for our next matchup. They will team with Santino Marella. Their opponents: The Union Jacks. It’s 3MB dressed in UK attire.
Los Matadores and Santino Marella vs. 3MB
Match stars off with Diego and Heath Slater. 3MB with some quick tags and a triple team move to Diego. Drew Mcentyre now in the ring for 3MB. Diego tags in Santino, and he hits his hip toss on Jinder Mahal, who is now the legal man for 3MB. Slater now chasing El Torito around the ring and back in. Santino with a gore to Slater and he is now out of the ring. El Torito comes off the top on to Slater on the outside. Santino with the cobra on Mahal, and this one is over.
Winners by Pinfall – Los Matadores and Santino Marella
We go to the back to Randy Orton being tended to by a doctor. Maddox, Vickie, and Kane come in the room. Maddox and Vickie try to apologize, but Orton is having none of it. Orton tells them he wants nothing to do with any of them, and that The Authority will hear about this. Kane says he better have something to do with him, or The Rhodes brothers won’t be his only problem.
Back on Raw, Damien Sandow is already in the ring. His opponent, Kofi Kingston, makes his way to the ring for this one on one match.
Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
Sandow starts off aggressively with knees to the gut and then throws Kofi to the outside. Kofi back in the ring and eats some stomps by Sandow. Sandow gets a 1 count. Sandow now with a chin lock on Kofi. He fights his way back up with some punches and kicks. Kofi gets whipped into the corner twice by Sandow, and then he throws some shoulders. Sandow with a cover and a 2 count. He applies another chin lock to Kofi. Kofi again fights his way back up, and is thrown back down. Elbow of Disdain by Sandow to Kofi. Sandow misses a leg drop, and both men back to their feet. Kofi with a take down and punches to Sandow. Kofi with a big kick to the head of Sandow, but only for a 2 count. Kofi goes up top and hits a cross body to the back of Sandow, but again only for a 2 count. Sandow fights back up and whips Kofi into the corner, but Kofi hits him with his kick. Kofi tries to spring board, but Sandow kicks the ropes to trip him. Sandow hits the Your Welcome and this one is over.
Winner by Pinfall – Damien Sandow
Back on Raw, and Justin Roberts tells us that the next contest will be 1 fall, and is for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring first, followed by the champion, the Paul Heymanless Curtis Axel.
Curtis Axel vs. Dolph Ziggler – Intercontinental Championship Match
Both men start the match with a lockup in the middle of the ring. Axel backs Ziggler into the corner, but a clean break by the 2. They lock up again, and Axel wins the exchange. Ziggler fights out of a headlock into a headlock of his own. Axel goes behind into a hammer lock. Ziggler goes behind, but eats an elbow. Axel kicks Ziggler down in the corner. Ziggler comes out, hits the ropes, and eats a big drop kick by Axel. They tie up again and Ziggler shoots Axel into the rope. Ziggler hits a huge drop kick back at Axel. Ziggler with a hip toss and a 2 count. Big suplex by Ziggler into another 2 count. 9 elbows and a showoff spin into the 10th elbow by Ziggler. Another 2 count and Axel gets his shoulder up. Axel reverses an irish whip and Ziggler goes over the top to the floor. Axel gives chase and shoves Ziggler back first into the side of the ring. Axel throws Ziggler back into the ring and gets a 2 count. Axel with some elbows and another 2 count. Trash talk and a forearm to Ziggler. Axel chokes Ziggler on the middle rope and throws a barrage of blows to the head. Ziggler pushes Axel away, and then hits a huge DDT. Both men are down while the ref starts the 10 count. Both men up at 9. Axel misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post. Lets go Ziggler chants by the crowd. Ziggler hits the ropes and hits a big lariat. Ziggler with a splash into the corner and a 10 punch to follow it. Ziggler with a pin but only gets a 2 count. Axel trips up Ziggler and hits a catapult into the corner. Axel with a 2 count. Both men up and Ziggler hits a fameasser out of nowhere. Ziggler with a 2 count of his own. Axel with a belly to back suplex and another cover, but another 2 count. Axel goes up to the top rope, but Ziggler meets him up there and hits an x factor off the top rope. Ziggler with the cover but a kick out at 2 and a half. That was a great near fall. Both men slow to get up. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Axel fights off. Axel goes over and hits the Mcguillicutter for the 3 count.
Winner and still Intercontinental Champion by pinfall – Curtis Axel
We go to the back with Kane and Brad Maddox arguing about how they are running the show. Kane says Maddox will be in trouble if he doesn’t show him respect. Brad Maddox makes a main event of The Real Americans vs. John Cena. Kane says he is making a main event as well with The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Maddox wants to shake on it, Kane says lets not.
Back on Raw, Tamina and AJ are both in the ring. Looks like Tamina will be going 1 on 1 with Nikki Bella in this contest.
Tamina Snuka vs. Nikki Bella
The ladies lock up, and Tamina shows her dominance early by throwing Nikki down. Tamina backs Nikki into the corner, but she fights out and gets a roll up for 2. Nikki fights back and Tamina bails out to the floor. She gets back in and hits a big throw on Nikki. Tamina with some stomps to the back, and covers for a 2 count. Tamina with a scoop slam and puts Nikki in a bow and arrow submission. Brie on the outside trying to get the crowd into it. Nikki with a kick to the head of Tamina to break the hold. Tamina with a back bend in the ropes on Nikki. Tamina with a big pump handle slam, but Nikki kicks out at 2. Rear chin lock by Tamina on Nikki. She tries to fight out, but a knee to the gut stops her. Tamina picks up Nikki on her shoulder, but Nikki fights out and hits a back body drop. A quick head scissor and a clothesline by Nikki on Tamina. Nikki with a monkey flip and a bulldog. She follows up with a cover for a 2 count. Kick to the gut by Tamina on the ropes. AJ with a shot to Nikki and a big boot to the face by Tamina. Tamina goes up top and hits the superfly splash. She’s covers Nikki and gets the 3 count.
Winner by pinfall – Tamina Snuka
After the match, Brie comes into the ring and hits a great looking drop kick to the face of AJ. Tamina grabs her, but eats a drop kick herself. The heels retreat up the ramp while the Bellas stare at them in the ring.
Back on Raw, the announces talk about a poll on WWE.COM that asks “Who is The Undertaker’s greatest WM opponent?” The poll is won by Shawn Michaels. They show some game play with Taker and Michaels having a match at Wrestlemania. If you have a WWE created superstar, post it on Twitter and it might get shown on Smackdown this week. The announcers now show a recap of what happened earlier between Big Show and Randy Orton.
We go to the back with the doctor still working on Randy Orton. The Shield walks in to talk to Orton. Orton asks The Shield where they were earlier when he got attacked by Big Show. Ambrose says it’s none of his business where they were. Rollins says they don’t work for Maddox, Vickie, or Kane. Roman Reigns says that they damn sure don’t work for him. They then leave the room. Back in the arena, Fandango and Summer Rae come out for Fandango’s upcoming match.
Back from commercial, Fandango is still dancing in the ring, waiting for his opponent. They show a recap from Total Divas with Natalya working out with Fandango in the ring and Tyson Kidd getting jealous. Tyson Kidd comes out next for this match with Fandango.
Fandango vs. Tyson Kidd
The bell rings and we are underway. The fans are already Fandangoing. Kidd with a quick snap mare, hits the ropes, and hits a quick kick to the gut. He attacks Fandango in the corner. Kidd throws his legs on Fandango’s shoulders, but is then tossed over the top to the floor. Kidd is down on the floor while Fandango flirts with Natalya. Fandango rolls him in the ring into a cover for a 2 count. Fandango with a rear chin lock. Natalya trying to get the crowd behind Tyson Kidd. Kidd tries to fight back but gets a knee to the gut. Kidd recovers and hits a head scissor into the corner. Spring board drop kick by Kidd. Kidd leaps off the apron and hits another head scissor. He throws Fandango back into the ring. Kidd goes for a spring board sunset flip, but Fandango sits on the arms of Tyson Kidd and gets the 3 count!
Winner by pinfall – Fandango
Back from the break, and out comes The World Heavyweight Champion John Cena. Very mixed reaction from this UK crowd. The Real Americans make their way to the ring for this handicap match. Zeb Coulter has a mic in hand. Coulter says that today in the US is Veteran’s Day. He says that he and The Real Americans know they are on foreign territory. He says they are in a country full of soccer thugs, bad food, and people who think Mr. Bean is funny. He continues trashing the UK people, and tells everyone to repeat after him “We the People.”
John Cena vs. The Real Americans
Jack Swagger will start the match against John Cena. Dueling Let’s go Cena/Cena Sucks chants to begin this match. Swagger goes for the injured arm early, but Cena pushes him away. The 2 men lock up, and Cena hits a quick arm drag. Swagger tags in Cesaro. As the men lock up, Alberto Del Rio’s music starts up and he comes out waving the Mexican flag. Cesaro throws Cena to the outside and Swagger hits him with a cheap shot. Cesaro throws Cena back first into the barricade as we go to commercial.
As we return, Cesaro is still in control of John Cena. Cesaro with a european uppercut, and then hits the ropes and kicks Cena in the back. Del Rio has joined the announce team for this match. Cesaro tags in Swagger, and Swagger locks in a rear chin lock. Cena gets out with a belly to back suplex. Cesaro tags in and Cena catches him with neck breaker. 2 count for Cena. Swagger tags in and hits a Swagger Bomb. He goes for a 2nd one and connects with it. He goes for a 3rd, but Cena rolls out of the way. Cesaro tags in, but Cena hits Cesaro and Swagger with the shoulder blocks. He goes for another on Cesaro, but he catches him with a huge european uppercut. Swagger tags in, and tries to put Cena in the Patriot Lock. Cena fights out, and Cesaro tags in. Cena rolls out of a cross body, and attempts an AA, but Swagger hits a chop block. Cesaro sets up Cena for the Neutralizer, but Cena fights out with a back body drop. Swagger tags in, and hits the spinning belly to back suplex. Cena with the 5 knuckle shuffle. He gets Swagger up, but Swagger fights out and gets Cena in the Patriot Lock. Cena trying to reach for the ropes. He rolls through and hits Swagger with an AA. He goes for the cover, but Cesaro breaks up the count. All 3 men are down now. Cesaro back in the corner calling for a tag from Swagger. Swagger gets the tag to Cesaro. Cesaro charges him, Cena floats around him and hits a big power bomb for a 2 count. Dueling chants toward Cena again. Cesaro and Cena trade shots. Cena wins that exchance, but Cesaro hits his lifting european uppercut. He goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count! Cesaro waiting for Cena to get to his feet. Cesaro hits a huge running elbow to Cena in the corner. He sets Cena up on the top turnbuckle. He climbs up, but Cena fights him off. Cesaro tags in Swagger. He jumps up on the rope, but gets knocked off as well. Cena with a cross body on Swagger. He knocks Cesaro off the apron, and then locks the STF on Swagger. Swagger taps out!
Winner by submission – John Cena
After the match, Cesaro gets in the ring to attack Cena, but Cena throws him out of the ring. Del Rio attacks Cena from behind with a steel chair. He puts Cena’s arm in the chair and stomps on it. He then puts him in the cross arm breaker. Ref’s come out to break it up, but he won’t let it go. Big E comes to the ring from the back and throws Del Rio out of the ring. The 2 stare at each other while Cena is writhing in pain in the middle of the ring.
Back on Raw, we see a replay of what transpired from the previous match and what happened afterwards between Del Rio, John Cena, and Big E Langston. We cut to the back with Kane, Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero watching a monitor. Del Rio enters the room gloating about what he did to Cena. He tells Vickie to tell Big E Langston to stay out of his business. Kane tells Del Rio to let Big E know exactly how John Cena feels. Ryback makes his way to the ring first. He will go 1 on 1 with R-Truth.
Ryback vs. R-Truth
The match starts and Truth tries to use his speed to attack Ryback. Ryback backs Truth into the corner but misses a back elbow. Truth with a headlock on Ryback, but he fights out into a wristlock. Ryback throws down Truth by the hair. Ryback tells Truth to hit him in the face, but he locks in a headlock. Ryback fights out and throws him down by his hair again. Truth ducks a clothesline and hits a punch and kick combo. Truth hits the ropes and lands a kick to the jaw of Ryback. Ryback carries Truth from corner to corer and slams him into them. Hard irish whip by Ryback in the corner and Truth is down. Ryback chokes Truth on the middle rope. Ryback lits Truth over his head and hits a hard front slam. Hard chop in the corner by Ryback, and then hits a scoop slam and a splash. Ryback with the cover for only a 2 count. Truth fights back to his feet, but Ryback puts him in a bear hug. Truth fights out with a couple of headbutts and right hands. Truth with a big right hand to Ryback, but Ryback hits a big spine buster. Ryback stands in the corner, waiting for Truth to get up. Truth ducks the clothesline and rolls up Ryback for the 3 count!!
Winner by pinfall – R-Truth
Big E Langston makes his way to the ring for a match up with Alberto Del Rio as we go to commercial.
Back from break, we see Big E in the ring waiting for the arrival of Alberto Del Rio. The announcers show us the attack from earlier and how Big E got involved. Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring with Mexican Flag in tow.
Big E Langston vs. Alberto Del Rio
The 2 men meet in the middle, and Del Rio attacks with some kicks to the gut. Big E fights back and whips Del Rio into the cover. He lands a big running shoulder into the corner. He throws Del Rio into the corner, but charges in and gets booted in the face. Del Rio gets up and hits a big kick to the head. He goes for the cover and gets a 1 count. Del Rio locks in a rear chin lock. Big E fights back to his feet, whips Del Rio into the ropes, but eats a clothesline. 2 count for Del Rio. Del Rio with another rear chin lock. Big E fights to his feet again, but Del Rio locks in a sleeper hold. The crowd is now doing the wave!! Big E fights out with a side slam. Big E gaining steam with 2 clotheslines and a belly to belly suplex. Big E hits a big splash to the back of Del Rio. Big E charges in but misses Del Rio in the corner. Del Rio with an enziguri in the corner for a 2 count. Crowd is now cheering “we are awesome.” Big E comes off the ropes and hits his big running clothesline. The straps come down, and Big E lifts up Del Rio for the Big Ending, but Del Rio fights out and locks in the cross arm breaker. Big E taps out!
Winner by submission – Alberto Del Rio
The announcers give a shout out to all of the veterans in our armed forces. They again show the video package that opened the show, highlighting the military and veterans of the United States.
We are back on Raw, and in the ring, is the returning Paul Heyman with Curtis Axel. He is in a wheel chair and a neck brace. He says this was done by everyone’s hero, CM Punk. He said Punk could never have done this to him by himself, he had to have help. For example, the “big dummy” Ryback. He says he was glad that Ryback never officially accepted being a Paul Heyman guy. He doesn’t blame CM Punk or Ryback for his injuries, but he blames the fans. They cheered Punk for doing this to him, and it’s the WWE Universe’s fault. He said he came here tonight because he needed witnesses to be there to hear what he is going to do. “He is going to return with a vengeance, and he will get CM Punk because….” He’s interrupted by CM Punk. Punk and Axel meet in the isle, but Punk gets the upper hand and hits Axel with the GTS. Punk now looks in the ring where a wheelchaired Paul Heyman is sitting there. Heyman tells Punk that he better not dare get in the ring. Punk grabs a kendo stick from under the ring, and climbs in. He grabs Heyman’s wheelchair and spins him around. He then dumps him on the canvas, and unloads with kendo stick shots!! The crowd chants Yes! with every shot. Speaking of Yes, Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring, and gets a huge ovation from the crowd.
Back from break, and Seth Rollins is in control of Daniel Bryan. Bryan fights up and backs Rollins into the corner. Bryan whipped into the corner and takes the Michaels corner flip. He hits the ground and Rollins covers for a 2 count. Rollins tags in Dean Ambrose. Ambrose takes Bryan down and targets Bryan’s hand. He backs Bryan into The Shield corner, and Reigns tags in. Headbutt and right hand to Bryan and he goes down. Punches to the back of the head to Bryan by Reigns. Bryan fights back up with shots of his own. Bryan hits the ropes but gets nailed with a big right hand by Reigns. Rollins tags back in, and stomps Bryan on the ground. Rollins with a scoop slam and a cover for a 2 count. Rear wrist lock by Rollins on Bryan. Bryan back to his feet and fights off the hold. Rollins tags in Reigns, but Bryan dumps both of them out of the ring. Bryan gets to Punk and Punk cleans house of The Shield. Big neckbreaker by Punk to Ambrose. Running knee into the corner by Punk and a clothesline. Punk goes up top and hits the Randy Savage elbow. Rollins breaks up the count, but Bryan connects with a missile drop kick. Bryan dives on Rollins on the outside, but Reigns knocks down Bryan. Punk flies outside onto Reigns. Punk attacks Ambrose in the ring, and Reigns comes in and eats a GTS. Punk locks in the anaconda vice, but the lights go out and The Wyatt Family is in the ring. Punk throws Rollins into Luke Harper, and Rollins gets mad at Luke Harper for touching him. They exchange words, and then Harper and Rowan attack Rollins and Ambrose!!! On the outside, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns have words, and then they start slugging it out!! They all get in the ring, and then cooler heads prevail when they realize they have a common enemy. They jump out of the ring, and Bryan and Punk jump in. The Wyatts and Shield surround the ring and then attack. The Usos and The Rhodes Brothers hit the ring and clean house!!! Looks like we have our 6 on 6 survivor series match! Raw goes off the air with The Usos, The Rhodes Brothers, CM Punk, and Daniel Bryan celebrating in the ring while The Shield and The Wyatt Family retreat up the ramp.
Credit: Jeff Johnson