Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, November 18th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Results by Matt Boone (@MBoone420)
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE RAW Opener:
RAW opens with a recap video highlighting everything that went down in the absence of The Authority last week. Big E. Langston vs. Curtis Axel for the WWE Intercontinental Championship is announced for tonight, as well as a 12-man tag-team main event featuring CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Usos, and Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Wyatt Family and The Shield.
In-Ring Segment: The Authority, Randy Orton, Brad Maddox & Vickie Guerrero
Triple H’s music hits and down comes The Authority, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. HHH talks about how vital The Authority’s presence is at RAW each week. He says that was proven in their absence last week. He talks about being disappointed in how RAW turned out last week. HHH says Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero will be dealt with tonight. Stephanie McMahon says the great news is that they are incredibly well rested and they’re back. She says this Sunday is Survivor Series. With that said, Randy Orton’s music hits and out comes the WWE Champion. Orton doesn’t look pleased as he heads to the ring. Orton blames Triple H and Stephanie McMahon for not spelling out who was supposed to remain in charge. He says they didn’t make sure to tell The Shield not to watch his back last week. He says they’re the ones who gave Big Show an undeserved title shot. He holds them directly responsible for being chokeslammed through the table last week. He says they should be protecting their most valuable asset, the face of the WWE, a little bit. Stephanie says he’s probably right. Orton says he probably won’t be able to beat Big Show by himself at Survivor Series, so he asks them what they plan to do about it. HHH yells and asks who he thinks he’s talking to. He says the face of the company. HHH says he means the face of their company. Stephanie continues to talk and we hear Vickie Guerrero say “excuse me” in a very soft voice. Brad Maddox and Vickie come out to the top of the stage. Brad says last week was all Vickie’s fault. HHH says it doesn’t matter who’s at fault, they all have to pay tonight. Stephanie says with all the handicap matches they made last week, they’ve become desensitized to how difficult it is to compete week-in and week-out. Because of that, they will both compete in matches tonight. Vickie will go one-on-one with the Divas Champion, AJ Lee. Brad will go one-on-one with the WWE Champion, Randy Orton. Their match is no disqualification. And that match is right now. HHH says “that’ll do.” Brad turns to run away but is stopped by Kane. Kane forces Brad to turn around. HHH’s music hits and The Authority head up the ramp. We head to our first commercial of the evening.
No Disqualification Match:
-Randy Orton vs. Brad Maddox
We return from commercial and the bell rings. Maddox, still in a suit, is out on the floor while Orton is in the ring staring him down. Maddox has his suit coat off, but is still wearing a button up shirt and dress pants. Maddox runs behind the announcers and grabs a mic. Maddox tells Orton he doesn’t have to do this. Orton chases him down and grabs Maddox. Maddox blasts Orton with the mic. Orton drops. Maddox shoves Orton into the ring post. Back in the ring, Maddox nails Orton with a DDT while Orton was on his knees. Maddox quickly covers Orton and gets a two count. Orton is finally recovering and he does the slow head-turn and looks at Maddox. Orton grabs Maddox and throws him out to the floor. Orton throws Maddox across the announce table. Orton slams Maddox into the ringside steps. He tears Maddox’s shirt off and chops him. Orton drapes Maddox across the ringside barricade and hits his trademark DDT spot onto the floor. Orton drags Maddox by his shirt across the ground. Orton grabs the mic that Maddox hit him with earlier and throws it in the ring. He then throws Maddox into the ring. Orton lays across Maddox in the ring and blasts Maddox repeatedly with the microphone. Orton has the psycho peepers going now, as he looks crazy and pissed. The referee calls for the bell. The referee just yelled out to the floor that Randy’s the winner. Remember, this was a no-DQ match, so I guess the referee forfitted for Maddox. Who knows.
Winner: Randy Orton
– Big Show vs. Ryback is announced for later in the show.
– Curtis Axel is shown walking by himself to the ring. His opponent, Big E. Langston, is shown walking to the ring next. The WWE Intercontinental Championship match is after this commercial break.
– A Hall Of Fame panel is announced for the WWE Survivor Series Kickoff Show. The panel will consist of Mick Foley, Booker T and Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
Backstage: Brad Maddox Stretchered Out, Vickie’s Next
We see highlights courtesy of the WWE App of Brad Maddox getting stretchered out of the building. We return live and we see Maddox being carried backstage. Vickie Guerrero sees him going by, and her jaw drops, knowing she’s got the same potential fate later tonight.
WWE Intercontinental Championship:
– Curtis Axel (c) vs. Big E. Langston
Langston comes out first, followed by the current Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel. Paul Heyman is not coming out right Axel, for whatever that’s worth. Justin Roberts does the official ring introductions, pay-per-view style, after each guy’s entrance. The bell rings and Langston immediately takes Axel down. Axel starts fighting back with punches. Langston catches Axel coming off the ropes with a big shoulder tackle. Langston follows that up with a backbreaker and a near fall. Langston hits a big back-suplex on Axel for another near fall. Axel rolls out to the floor to recollect himself. Langston goes out after him. Axel rolls back in the ring. Langston does as well. Axel curls up in the corner like a baby. He gets up and Langston clotheslines him down. Langston is in complete control of this match early on. Axel manages to clothesline Langston with the top rope. He follows that up by going to work on Langston with punches. We head to a mid-match commercial.
We return from commercial and Axel has Langston in a headlock. Langston powers out. Langston spears Axel in the corner. Axel responds with a perfect dropkick on Langston for a near fall. Axel goes to work on Langston with a bunch of clubbing blows. Michael Cole mentions on commentary that both Ryback and Axel dumped Heyman last week and declared themselves “no longer Paul Heyman guys.” Axel has Langston in a front facelock, but Langston powers out and throws Axel half-way across the ring. Langston hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Axel. Langston comes off the ropes and hits a big splash on Axel for a close near fall. Langston goes for his finisher but Axel escapes. Langston goes for it again and this time he hits it. 1-2-3. We have a new Intercontinental Champion.
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E. Langston
Backstage: Randy Orton & The Shield
Backstage we see Randy Orton and The Shield watching Langston celebrating his I-C title win. Orton says let’s hope at Survivor Series we don’t have a new WWE Champion. Orton says The Authority wants The Shield to watch his back at Survivor Series. Roman Reigns says if that’s what The Authority wants, that’s what they’ll get. He says but that means they expect Orton to have their back as well. We head to a commercial.
WWE Divas Musical Chairs
We return from commercial and all of the WWE Divas are in the ring for what Michael Cole just called “Divas Musical Chairs.” Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring serving as the host. He plugs Total Divas and mentions that the song “Cruise” will be the song for the game. “Cruise” is a song by Florida Georgia Line, tonight’s guests for RAW Country. The song plays and none of the Divas do anything. Lawler tells them they have to walk around in circles. The song stops and Natalya is the first eliminated. The song continues and when it stops, Alicia Fox is eliminated. “This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen” says JBL on commentary. The girls are now pushing each other around a lot instead of walking in circles. The song stops and instead of sitting down, all the Divas start fighting each other. It’s a big Diva brawl here on Monday night. The crowd starts chanting, “Jerry, Jerry.” Some country music starts playing and Lawler says “let’s here it for the Divas.” I guess that’s the end of that segment. What a complete and total trainwreck. “I’m not sure what we just saw, Michael,” says JBL. We head to commercial.
Ryback vs. Big Show
We return from commercial and Big Show’s music hits. Out comes the number one contender to the WWE Championship. Out next, also obviously without Paul Heyman, is Ryback. Two big boys are about to collide here on RAW Country. Cole again reminds everyone that Ryback is no longer a “Paul Heyman guy,” just as he did for Axel during the I-C title match earlier tonight. The “Goldberg” chants break out almost immediately after the bell sounded. The two lock-up and Big Show throws Ryback like a rag doll. Big Show beats the crap out of Ryback in the corner. Big Show “shushes” everyone and chops the hell out of Ryback. Youch. Big Show nails Ryback with a shoulder block and Ryback rolls out to the floor. Back in the ring, Ryback finally gets about five seconds of offense before Big Show starts beating and chopping the hell out of him again. Big Show whips Ryback into the ropes and Ryback comes off with a spear to the leg of Big Show. Ryback is putting the boots to the big man now on the ground. Ryback hits a leg-drop on Big Show for a near fall. Ryback hits the ropes and comes off with a big splash on Big Show. Okay. This is about the third time I’ve heard Big Show calling spots during this match. Too many times not to point it out. Once or twice is one thing, this is ridiculous. Ryback has a headlock on Big Show on the ground now. Ryback kicks out the leg of Big Show and hits him with a DDT while he was on his knees. Similar to what Maddox did to Orton earlier tonight. Ryback slaps another chinlock on Big Show. Yawn. I guess this is the example of WWE putting added emphasis on big guys again? God help us. Big Show finally counters Ryback and both guys are down. Big Show nails Ryback with a few clotheslines. Big Show hits the ropes but Ryback catches him coming off with a big spinebuster. That was pretty cool. Ryback sets Big Show up for the meathook. He runs at Big Show but Show catches him with a chokeslam grab-to-the-throat. Before he can actually chokeslam him, however, Ryback breaks free. Ryback scoops Big Show up and slams him. Ryback calls for the Shellshock. Ryback hoists Big Show up and nails him with the Shellshock. That was impressive looking. He covers him immediately. 1-2….Big Show kicks out. Way to kill a guy’s finish, WWE! Ryback picks Big Show back up and goes for it again. Big Show pushes Ryback off and into the ropes. When he comes back, Big Show nails him with the knockout punch. 1-2-3. Big Show wins.
Winner: Big Show
After The Match: Orton With A Failed Sneak-Attack
After the match, Randy Orton ran in to ambush Big Show but Big Show caught him coming in with a huge spear. Orton rolls out of the ring and cowers back up the ramp while holding his ribs. Big Show stares him down with the death-stare from inside the ring. Big Show’s music hits again.
Backstage: Zack Ryder, Florida Georgia Line & 3MB
Backstage, Zack Ryder is with Florida Georgia Line. He says he’s excited for their performance tonight. In comes 3MB in country attire. They say they know Florida Georgia Line has heard about them. They say good luck following them tonight. They sing a verse from some crap song and walk off all excited. Florida Georgia Line says they’re going to go get ready for their performance.
Backstage: Randy Orton Is Pissed
Backstage, Orton is with a WWE trainer. He tells him to give him some ice. Orton yells asking where The Shield was. He tells the trainer to give him another bag of ice. Orton says screw this and tells the trailer to leave. He says The Shield wants to leave him by himself, he sees how it is.
The Real Americans vs. Kofi Kingston & The Miz
We return live in the arena and Zeb Colter is just getting to his “would you please rise…” portion of his usual speech. Kofi Kingston’s music hits and out he coems. Out next is The Miz. Cole announces a match for SmackDown, which I BELIEVE was The Usos vs. The Real Americans. Didn’t quite fully catch what he said. I’ll find out in a minute and update everyone. The bell rings and Miz and Antonio Cesaro start things off. Cesaro is in control early, beating Miz’s ass all over the ring. Finally, Miz catches Cesaro running to the corner with a clothesline. Cesaro catches Miz off the middle rope with crazy-strength and slams him. Cesaro hits Miz with a backbreaker and tags Jack Swagger in. Swagger picks up where Cesaro left off. Ok, it’s The Real Americans vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust for the WWE Tag-Team Championships this Friday on SmackDown. Sorry about that! They’re plugging all kinds of stuff for SmackDown and Survivor Series all at once. Kingston tags in and goes to work on Swagger. Swagger ends up beating up Kingston for a while. When Kingston goes to make the tag to Miz, Miz hops off the apron and throws his hands up. He smiles at Kingston. Heel turn. Swagger locks Kingston in the Patriot Lock and Kingston taps out.
Winners: The Real Americans
Backstage: Vickie Guerrero Fakes An Injury
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero yells for the doctor to help her. When the doctor walks in, Guerrero is sitting up against the wall on the floor. She’s faking an injury trying to get out of her match against AJ Lee, which was just announced as happening next. We head to commercial.
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon Stops Vickie
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero is on a stretcher and being carried away. Stephanie McMahon walks up. She says to take Guerrero straight to the hospital. The doctors say she has normal blood pressure and a normal pulse. Stephanie says to take her to the hospital right after her match. Guerrero pops up and bitches and moans.
Vickie Guerrero vs. AJ Lee
The doctors are pushing Vickie to the ring on the stretcher. Vickie is complaining and groaning all the way to the ring. She screams big time to the point that it’s more annoying than usual. Oh god, someone shut her up please. Please! AJ’s music hits and out she comes. That only shuts her up temporarily, as we can still hear Vickie screaming over top AJ’s music. My god please stop. I’m begging you. PLEASE! They roll Vickie in the ring. Vickie faints and lays on her back. AJ, who is with Tamina Snuka, looks at her with disgust. The ref checks on Vickie. Vickie says she needs water. “Water. Can we have some water. She needs water,” says the referee. Vickie drinks some and wets herself down as AJ looks on smiling. The bell rings and Vickie crawls across the ring and out to the floor. Vickie is stopped by Tamina. Vickie faints again. Vickie crawls up Tamina’s body. She uses Tamina’s hand as a fan and then runs up the ramp. AJ stops her. AJ throws Vickie in the ring. Wonder if all the fainting Vickie is doing is a shot at AJ for fainting on Saturday in England, or just a big coincidence? Hmm…Anyways, Vickie is begging off AJ on her knees in the ring. AJ nods as if she understands. Then she slaps Vickie in the Black Widow. Vickie taps within a second. AJ skips around. Vickie looks bummed in the ring. That’s about it. And thank god, by the way.
Winner: AJ Lee
Backstage: Damien Sandow, Dolph Ziggler & Triple H
Backstage, Damien Sandow and Dolph Ziggler are in Triple H’s office. HHH says he knows they have differences, and tonight at RAW Country, they’ll get to settle them. He says the two will compete in a “Broadway Brawl.” He says what does that mean? He says he doesn’t even know, but they’ll make it entertaining. He tells them to go out there and make music together.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow
We return live in the arena and the ring is filled with musical instruments. Guitars, bass-fiddles, drums, etc. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and out he comes. The announcers joke with Jerry Lawler during Ziggler’s introduction about Andy Kaufman still being alive. Damien Sandow’s music hits and out comes “the uncrowned champion of WWE.” No promo from Sandow, as these two immediately start brawling. Sandow throws Ziggler out to the floor. Sandow has an electric guitar, but he sets it down and goes out to the floor after Ziggler. Sandow grabs the guitar and goes to hit Ziggler with it. Ziggler moves and Sandow smashes the guitar into the ringside steps. Ziggler leaps off the steps and nails Sandow. Ziggler throws Sandow into the ring. Sandow catches Ziggler coming back in the ring and is putting the boots to the “Show Off.” Sandow grabs another guitar but Ziggler blasts him with punches to make him drop it. Ziggler knocks Sandow out of the ring with a picture-perfect dropkick. Ziggler goes to the top rope but Sandow stops him. Sandow throws Ziggler off and Ziggler goes crashing through a keyboard on a stand. We head to a mid-match commercial. When we return from commercial, Ziggler blasts Sandow with an instrument and hits him with the Fame-Asser. He attempts to pin him but only gets two. Both guys and up beating each other up with every remaining instrument in the ring. Sandow has the last instrument that’s in one piece, another electric guitar. He goes to nail Ziggler with it but Ziggler moves and Sandow smashes into the ringside post. Ziggler grabs a piece of the drum-set, a snare-drum I believe, and smashes it over Sandow’s head. He does the same with the large bass part of the drum, which is stuck around Sandow’s body. Ziggler grabs a Honky Tonk Man style guitar, blasts it over Sandow’s head, and pins him. 1-2-3. Ziggler wins. By the way, when Ziggler used the last guitar, he mocked Jeff Jarrett’s strut before whacking Sandow with it. Just thought I’d point that out.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Backstage: Randy Orton Complains To The Authority
Backstage, Randy Orton storms into Triple H and Stephanie’s office. He complains that The Shield wasn’t out there to help him earlier with The Big Show. Orton demands to know if he has The Authority’s confidence as the face of WWE. Stephanie says they were just talking about that. She says they need to think about it. Orton looks shocked.
Backstage: John Cena With Florida Georgia Line
John Cena is with Florida Georgia Line. He officially welcomes them to Monday Night War. He apologizes for 3MB’s behavior earlier. They say it’s ok. Cena says the WWE Universe is excited for them to rock the house. Cena heads to the ring. “John Cena next,” says Jerry Lawler. We head to commercial.
In-Ring Segment: John Cena & Alberto Del Rio
We return live and John Cena’s music hits. He comes out with a white t-shirt that reads, “Even Stronger” and he’s wearing an arm brace due to the attack by Alberto Del Rio on RAW last week. Cena looks at the camera and says “here we go” before walking, not running, to the ring. The music dies-down and Cena looks around smiling, waiting to see if he’ll be cheered or boo’d. He gets somewhat of a mxied-reaction, more positive than negative. That”s how it sounds on TV at least. Cena talks about wearing an arm-brace due to last week. He introduces a video package showing Del Rio attacking him last Monday night. Back live, Cena says he returned on SmackDown only to have “this happen.” Another video package airs showing Del Rio attacking him during the Arm Wrestling contest on SmackDown this past Friday night. Cena says because of those two reasons he hasn’t been in the best of moods, which is why he thanks the WWE Universe for their excitement tonight. JBL points out that some are cheering and some are boo’ing. Cena says it’s energy like this that made him come back as soon as he could when he tore his triceps. Cena says now that he’s wearing a sling, maybe he came back to soon. He says maybe he pushed too hard and tried to be some sort of super-hero. He asks himself if maybe he shouldn’t be the World Heavyweight Champion, and then he looks around at the audience and their excitement and he thinks, you’re damn right I should be the World Heavyweight Champion. He says the champion should be made of toughness, not cheap-shots like Alberto Del Rio. He says in six days, Del Rio doesn’t know who he’s gonna be stepping in the ring with. He says he has the honor of performing in front of his family in Boston at Survivor Series. He says pain is temporary but pride is forever, so in six days when Survivor Series is done, he’ll hold this title and say loud, proud and clear, “The champ is here!” With that said, Del Rio’s music hits. Del Rio comes out with a microphone clapping at Cena. Del Rio says what an amazing speech by Cena. He says we have a real super-hero in the house. Del Rio says Cena is so good, he almost made him cry. Cena says that’s great because this Sunday, he’s going to make him tap. Del Rio says he claims he’s going to hold up the title this Sunday. Cena nods. Del Rio asks him to hold that title up right now. He says to use the arm that’s in the sling. Cena says all he needs to worry about is that he’ll be ready come Sunday. Del Rio says he’ll be ready to be humiliated in front of his friends and his family. Del Rio says a real champion takes advantage of every opportunity. With that said, he walks in the ring. He says in this moment he sees a great opportunity in front of him. Cena asks him to hold on. He says wait a second. He says a real champion does take advantage of every opportunity. Cena blasts Del Rio with a punch. He hoists Del Rio up for the Attitude Adjustment but Del Rio escapes and runs out of the ring and up the ramp.
The Rhinestone Cowboys vs. R-Truth & Xaxier Woods
3MB comes out as “The Rhinestone Cowboys.” Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre will be representing the team. R-Truth comes out rapping. He introduces his “new partner,” Xavier Woods. Truth and Mahal battle for a while until Truth tags in Woods. Woods goes to work on Mahal. Woods hits a flying hurricanrana on Mahal. Mahal tags in McIntyre and he catches woods with a big boot to finally slow him down. McIntyre works over Woods for a while until Woods finally tags in Truth. Truth gets things back in their control and tags Woods in. Woods hits his “Honor Roll” finisher on McIntyre. 1-2-3. Truth and Woods win.
Winners: R-Truth & Xavier Woods
RAW Guest Host For Next Week
Former NFL star and talk-show host Michael Strahan will serve as the celebrity guest host for next week’s post-Survivor Series edition of WWE RAW. The announcement was made just prior to the Truth-Woods and Rhinestone Cowboys match.
Backstage: Randy Orton With The Authority Again
Backstage, Randy Orton is with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon again. They tell Orton they do have confidence in him as the face of WWE. He says that means this Sunday, there will be no Shield there to help him. He says if he has confidence in himself, he’ll prove that he deserves to be the face of WWE. Orton doesn’t appear happy. He promises to show HHH confidence. Came off as a bit of a threat. Orton walks off.
– Florida Georgia Line’s performance will be next after this commercial break.
– Florida Georgia Line performs “Round Here,” the official theme song for RAW Country.
CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Usos, Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Wyatt Family & The Shield
Jimmy Uso and Dean Ambrose kick things off for their respective teams. Jimmy slams Dean around a bit before tagging in Jey Uso. Ambrose catches Uso coming in with an elbow. Ambrose tags Roman Reigns into the match. Uso and Reigns circle each other a bit before locking up. Uso hits a flying forearm on Uso and then runs him into the corner. Uso pushes Reigns into his corner and tags in Cody Rhodes. Rhodes comes in and goes to work on the arm of Reigns before quickly tagging in Goldust. Reigns pushes Goldust into their corner and tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins goes to work on Goldust for a bit until Goldust makes an early comeback. Goldust tags Jey Uso back in. Rollins nails Jey in the mouth with a shot and Uso rolls out to the floor. Luke Harper tags in. He and Rollins argue on the floor. Now all of The Shield and all of The Wyatt Family argue with each other on the floor as we head to a mid-match commercial.
We return from commercial and Goldust is doing the ten-punch spot in the corner on Rollins. Cody Rhodes tags back in. Rhodes punches and kicks the crap out of Rollins in the corner. The crowd starts chanting “CM Punk, CM Punk” as Rhodes continues to go to work on Rollins. Rollins finally counters Rhodes and is now in control of the offense. Rollins tags Ambrose back in and Ambrose picks up where Rollins left off with Rhodes. Reigns is tagged back in and he brutalizes Rhodes briefly before tagging Rollins back in. Reigns yells at The Wyatt Family in the corner when he made the tag, as this match has been all Shield thus far for their team. Rollins mocks the babyface corner before going back to work on Rhodes. Rollins tags Roman Reigns back into the match. Rhodes briefly fights back with punches but Reigns cuts him off coming off the ropes with a big back-elbow. Reigns tags Ambrose back in. Ambrose lays the boots in on Rhodes in the heel corner. Ambrose attempts a pin on Rhodes but Rhodes kicks out at two. Ambrose suplexes Rhodes and gets another near fall. Ambrose tags Rollins back in as Luke Harper shakes his head. Rollins taunts Rhodes verbally a bit and Rhodes starts firing off some punches. Rhodes blocks a suplex attempt by Rollins and face-plants Rollins into the mat. Harper finally tags himself in. Harper and Rollins argue a bit as Rhodes nails Harper to finally make it to his corner. He tags in Daniel Bryan and the roof nearly explodes off the joint. Bryan is going nuts on offense now with kicks as the crowd chants “Yes!” for each one. The other members of The Shield try to interfere but Bryan throws them out of the ring. Harper powerbombs Bryan for a near fall and tags in Bray Wyatt. Another “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Bray Wyatt beats up Bryan a bit and then yells at The Shield. Bray locks Bryan in a hold and taunts his own teammates a bit. Finally, Bray extends his hand to Reigns and Reigns tags back into the match. Reigns picks up where Bray left off, beating up Bryan. Reigns quickly tags back out and tags Ambrose back in. Ambrose is keeping Bryan in the heel corner. Ambrose tags in Erick Rowan, who makes his first appearance in the match. CM Punk is now the only guy in the match who hasn’t been tagged in yet. Rowan continues to go to work on Bryan in the center of the ring as the crowd cheers Bryan on. Rowan tags Ambrose back in. The announcers are putting over the friction between The Wyatt Family and The Shield as Ambrose continues to go to work on Bryan. Bryan catches Ambrose coming off the ropes with a big knee and now both guys are down. Bryan crawls to his corner for a tag but The Shield and The Wyatt Family all run over and knock all the babyfaces off the apron so he can’t. We head to another mid-match commercial.
We return from commercial and Harper is beating up Bryan. He tags Reigns in and Reigns goes to work on Bryan. The crowd chants “Daniel Bryan” trying to get him back into the match. It works as Bryan finally hits a DDT on Reigns. Bryan is crawling to his corner, Reigns is crawling to his. Reigns tags in Ambrose and Bryan tags in Punk. Punk, who’s making his first appearance in this match is clobbering everyone in sight. Punk hits a crazy double-spot on Rollins and Ambrose. Punk clotheslines Ambrose down and climbs to the top rope. Punk comes off with a flying elbow smash on Ambrose. Punk is calling for the GTS. Punk hoists Ambrose up for it, but Bray Wyatt comes in the ring. Punk drops Ambrose and tells Bray to bring it on. Bray runs at Punk and Punk blasts him with a big kick. Ambrose grabs Punk from behind but Punk judo throws him and slaps him in the anaconda vice. A bunch of guys interfere, allowing Ambrose to face-plant Punk. One-by-one, all the guys run in and hit big spots on each other, ending with Punk hitting the GTS on Ambrose. 1-2-3. The team of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Cody Rhodes & The Usos get the win.
Winners: CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Cody Rhodes & The Usos
After The Match: Rey Mysterio Returns
After the match, The Real Americans come out to help the heels beat up the babyfaces. Out of nowhere, Rey Mysterio’s music hits and out comes Mr. 6-1-9. Speaking of which, Mysterio hits a double-6-1-9 on Harper and Ambrose. This leads to Punk hitting the GTS on Harper. Bryan is doing his “Yes!” chant to the crowd. Bryan’s music hits as all the babyfaces celebrate in the ring.
Credit: Matt Boone (@MBoone420)