Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, March 3rd, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL
Results by Matt Boone
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Paul Heyman Opens RAW, Brock Lesnar Attacks Mark Henry
RAW opens with CM Punk’s theme music immediately hitting. Nobody comes out for several seconds and then Paul Heyman waddles his way out to a round of boo’s. Heyman hits the ring and when the music stops an insanely loud “CM Punk, CM Punk” chant breaks out. Heyman says he deserves louder than that. They chant even louder.
Heyman sits down in the middle of the ring Indian style, ala Punk. Heyman says he came here tonight to tell the story of a Paul Heyman guy. A Paul Heyman guy who was never truly wanted in WWE. A Paul Heyman guy that “they” thought was too small to main event WrestleMania. The CM Punk chants start up again as Heyman continues to tell his story about Punk. Heyman says this is his pipe bomb about CM Punk, “who is not here this evening.” They loudly boo and chant CM Punk again. Heyman says he doesn’t disagree with the fans. Heyman says so what really happened, why isn’t CM Punk here and why won’t anyone talk about him anymore? He says there is someone to blame as to why Punk wouldn’t put up with things anymore. Heyman says tonight he will point the blame as to why Punk isn’t here anymore. He says he blames each and every single one of the fans for it. Heyman brags about Punk setting a record as champion when he was with him and then the fans took him away. He says the fans not only took CM Punk away from him, but he took him away from yourselves.
Heyman says he not only blames the fans, but he also blames The Undertaker. He says this entire downward spiral began when “we” couldn’t end the streak and beat The Undertaker. Heyman says he wants revenge. Heyman says he wants to see the streak taken away from The Undertaker and there’s only one man who can do it. That’s Brock Lesnar. This brings out Lesnar.
Lesnar comes to the ring and when his music stops, the very loud CM Punk chants break out once again. Heyman introduces a video recap of what happened with Lesnar and Undertaker last week on RAW. Lesnar has a little wrap around his hand where Undertaker stabbed him, by the way. When we return live from the video recap, an insanely loud CM Punk chant breaks out again. Lesnar takes the mic and the crowd boo’s.
Brock says unlike some people, he doesn’t make claims that he can’t back up. He says he thinks Undertaker attacked him last week because he’s scared of him. He says everyone has failed in attempting to conquer the streak. He lists some guys who tried and failed. He calls them all failures. He says at WrestleMania 30, the streak is going to get conquered by him. He throws the mic down.
Out of nowhere, Mark Henry’s music hits and out he comes. Lesnar attacks Henry. He slams him into the steps outside the ring. Lesnar goes over and clears off the announce table. Lesnar hoists Henry up and hits him with an F-5 through the table. The crowd barely reacts to that, and immediately start back up with loud CM Punk chants. Lesnar’s music hits and he and Heyman leave.
WWE Tag-Team Championships
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. The Usos
WWE Tag-Team Championship action is up next. On that note, we head to our first commercial break of the evening. When we return from commercial, a graphic airs explaining that this year’s WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony will air live on the WWE Network.
We shoot back live to the arena and Justin Roberts announces that this match is for the WWE Tag-Team Championships. “Oh, you didn’t know?!” Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, The New Age Outlaws, make their way to the ring in WrestleMania jerseys. Road Dogg gets in the ring and says he doesn’t think Chicago is worthy of hearing his catchphrases. The Usos theme music hits and out they come.
The bell rings and Jey Uso and The Road Dogg start things off. The CM Punk chants immediately start up as Uso goes to work on Road Dogg. Road Dogg reverses Uso and slams him upside down in the corner. Road Dogg tags in Gunn and Gunn picks up where he left off, hammering away at Jey in the center of the ring. Gunn blasts Uso a few times and then tags Road Dogg back in. Another loud CM Punk chant breaks out as Uso reverses Road Dogg in the corner and fires away with punches. Road Dogg catches Uso coming off the ropes with a big clothesline to slow his momentum down. Road Dogg throws Uso over the top as another loud CM Punk chant breaks out. We head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Road Dogg has Uso in a headlock and Uso is trying to fight his way out. Road Dogg immediately tags in Gunn and Gunn goes to work on Uso. Uso hits a big spin kick out of nowhere on Road Dogg and now both guys are down. The entire arena is clapping and encouraging Jey to make the tag. He does. Jimmy Uso takes the hot tag and is flooring Road Dogg and Gunn. Uso hits a big Samoan Drop on Gunn. Road Dogg tries interfering but Uso gets him down as well. Uso hits the ropes but Gunn catches him coming off with a big tilt-a-whirl slam.
Gunn goes for the FameAsser but Uso avoids it. He superkicks Road Dogg off the apron and makes the tag as he dives out onto him. The other Uso comes in and blasts Gunn. He follows up with a big top-rope splash. 1-2-3. The Usos win. We have new WWE Tag-Team Champions.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team Champions: The Usos
Backstage: WWE Divas Drool Over Aaron Paul
After a preview for the Need For Speed movie, we shoot backstage and a bunch of the WWE Divas are talking about Aaron Paul. They make a lame sex joke and then we go to commercial.
Big E. vs. Cesaro
When we return from commercial, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E. is finishing up his entrance. The bell rings and we see Cesaro is his opponent. Immediately Cesaro does an impressive power spot, slamming Big E. down as the crowd pops. Big E. quickly turns the tide and spears him in the corner of the ring. Cesaro reverses the momentum and throws Big E. out to the floor. When he comes back in the ring, Cesaro immediately grabs Big E. by the legs and does his Cesaro Swing to the big man. He swings him about ten times or so. Out of nowhere, Jack Swagger comes in and hits a Swagger Bomb on Big E. The referee calls for the bell. Cesaro is disqualified.
Winner via Disqualification: Big E.
After The Match:
After the match, Cesaro looks pissed and is talking to Zeb Colter while Swagger paces out on the floor. Cesaro turns around right into a Big Ending from Big E. Colter looks confused as he stares at Cesaro down in the ring and Swagger shouting from the floor.
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
Immediately after the Big E. and Cesaro match, The Shield’s theme music hits. All three members make their way to the ring through the crowd. Justin Roberts does the official introductions for them, and our six-man tag-team rematch from the Elimination Chamber is up next. We head to commercial.
When we return from commercial, “we’re here.” The Wyatt Family makes their way to the ring as we see highlights from the Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns match from last week’s RAW. The “this is awesome” chants begin before The Wyatt Family even enter the ring. Bray is standing next to his rocking chair as the chants continue. The Shield fly out of the ring and attack The Wyatt Family on the floor.
The bell sounds to make this one official. Seth Rollins and Luke Harper start things off for their respective teams. Rollins does a bunch of dives in a row on all The Wyatt Family guys on different sides of the ring.
Back in the ring, Ambrose is in the ring with Bray and Harper. Ambrose exits the ring and now the legal men, Harper and Rollins, fight on the floor. Harper smashes Rollins into the barricade. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Harper is punishing Rollins in the ring. We see some footage of what took place during the commercial break. Rollins is able to knock Harper off his feet due to a quick distraction. Both guys are down and the referee begins his double-count. Bray taunts The Shield outside the ring as Rollins is crawling for a tag. When he gets to his corner, no one is there. Reigns runs out and grabs Ambrose to get him away from Bray and back in the corner.
Rowan tags in and beats on Rollins. Rollins is able to get away from Rowan and make the tag to Ambrose. Ambrose goes to work on the knee of Rowan. Ambrose slaps a figure-four leg lock on Rowan as the crowd “Wooo’s.” Harper stomps on Ambrose to force him to break the hold. All guys break out into one big fight. Bray and Ambrose are left in the ring. Bray hits a huge chokeslam on Ambrose. Bray pummels Ambrose with punches on the ground and then stomps him. Bray throws Ambrose into The Wyatt Family corner and then tags Harper in.
A loud “this is awesome” chant breaks out as Harper beats up Ambrose in the heel corner. Rowan tags in and now he is putting the boots to Ambrose in their corner. A loud “CM Punk” chant starts up out of nowhere. Meanwhile, Rowan continues to go to work on Ambrose. Rowan hits a big sidewalk slam on Ambrose for a near fall. Rowan tags Harper back in. A loud “Roman Reigns” chant breaks out. Reigns, by the way, has yet to see any action in this match thus far. Ambrose hits a huge clothesline on Harper. Harper manages to grab Ambrose by the leg to stop him from making the tag.
Bray Wyatt tags in and immediately knocks Reigns off the apron. The announcers keep selling the fact that The Wyatt Family are going out of their way to keep Reigns out of the match. Ambrose crawls to the corner to make the tag to Rollins. Rollins jumps off the apron. He walks away. Ambrose looks shocked. Reigns comes after Rollins and yells at him and asks what he’s doing. Rollins yells back that he can’t keep being the glue that keeps this thing together. He talks about no one being there when he tried to make a tag earlier. Rollins tells Reigns that those two need to figure it out.
Back in the ring, Reigns hits the ring and blasts Bray Wyatt and Harper. Rowan attacks Reigns from behind. Reigns ends up clotheslining him over the top and out to the floor. Reigns hits a crazy running big-boot move to Rowan on the apron from outside the ring. Reigns spears the living crap out of Rowan over the announce table on the floor.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Harper and Bray are beating up Ambrose. Harper dives onto Reigns on the floor. Ambrose goes out after Harper. Bray nails Ambrose from behind. A loud “this is awesome” chant breaks out from the Chicago fans. We see Rollins staring from the top of the ramp. Bray and Ambrose are back in the ring. Bray hits his Sister Abigail finisher on him. 1-2-3. The Wyatt Family wins again.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Renee Young Interviews Batista
Backstage, Renee Young is with Batista. The crowd boo’s like crazy. She asks for his thoughts on fighting Daniel Bryan tonight and the Yes movement. He calls it possibly the dumbest thing he’s ever seen in his life. He talks about how the people think your average guy like Daniel Bryan can miraciously turn into a super hero. He says guys like Daniel Bryan can never beat guys like him. Batista says people might not like it, but they’ll have to deal with it. During the middle-to-end of his promo, another loud “CM Punk” chant broke out in the arena.
WWE Main Event Live Headline Match
When we return from commercial, we see video highlights of The Usos winning the WWE Tag-Team Championships from The New Age Outlaws earlier tonight. After that, Michael Cole reveals that on the live WWE Main Event show on the WWE Network tomorrow night, there will be a rematch for the titles between both teams.
Santino Marella & Emma vs. Fandango & Summer Rae
Fandango and Summer Rae are in the ring. Emma’s music hits and out she comes with Santino Marella. We see video highlights of Emma vs. Summer Rae from last week’s RAW. Fandango and Santino start things off in this intergender tag-team match. Well, apparently not. Before anything happens, Santino high-fives Emma. That counts as a tag. They keep doing that over and over until Fandango finally attacks Santino from behind.
The match is officially underway now after that goofy stuff. Fandango stomps away at Santino in the middle of the ring. A bunch of “CM Punk” chants break out. Fandango goes for his top-rope leg drop but Santino moves out of the way. Each guy tags out and now it’s the ladies turn.
Emma clotheslines Summer down. Emma splashes Summer on the ground in the corner. Santino scares Fandango out of the ring with The Cobra on his hand. Emma slaps Summer in a submission move and she taps out. Santino and Emma win.
Winners: Santino Marella & Emma
Christian vs. Sheamus
Before we head to another break, we see highlights of the Sheamus and Christian feud on SmackDown. We are told that the two will compete in a one-on-one match after the break. We head to a commercial.
When we return from commercial, Christian’s theme music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Out next is Sheamus. Christian runs out to the floor before the match officially begins. The CM Punk chants break out again as the bell rings.
Sheamus and Christian get in each other’s faces. They begin brawling. Christian runs outside of the ring and runs around the ring away from Sheamus. Sheamus chases him around and finally catches him. He slams him face-first into the announce table and then whips him into the barricade.
Back in the ring, Sheamus continues to go to work on Christian. Christian finally starts fighting back. Christian now seems to be in control of the match. He works over Sheamus in the corner a bit. Sheamus nails Christian with a short-clothesline to slow his momentum. Sheamus hits Christian with his Irish Curse backbreaker.
Outside the ring, a loud CM Punk chant breaks out again. Christian runs and hides behind the RAW commentary team as Sheamus goes after him. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Christian misses a big move off the middle rope. Sheamus goes to the top rope but Christian shoves him off and he crashes out on the floor outside the ring. Christian goes out and punishes Sheamus some more outside the ring.
Back in the ring, Christian continues to go to work on Sheamus. Sheamus starts fighting back. Sheamus dominates Christian for a few minutes as a “this is awful” chant breaks out from the fans in the All State Arena. Another “CM Punk” chant breaks out as Sheamus nails Christian with his White Noise move. He tries to score the pin off of that, but Christian manages to kick out at two.
A light “boring, boring” chant breaks out as Sheamus goes after Christian. Sheamus ends up blasting Christian with his Brogue Kick finisher from the apron. He comes back in the ring and pins him. 1-2-3. Sheamus wins.
Backstage: Christian Attacks Sheamus
Backstage, Renee Young is with Sheamus. He talks about it being a long road back from recovery, but before he can continue, Christian ambushes and attacks him from behind. He keeps shouting that he warned him not to underestimate him. A bunch of referee hit the scene and break things up.
The Bella Twins vs. Aksana & Alicia Fox
Back in the arena, four Divas are in the ring. We have a Divas tag-team match between The Bella Twins and the team of Aksana and Alicia Fox. Brie starts things off with Aksana. She gets the better of her and then tags in Nikki Bella. Nikki works the arm of Aksana briefly and then tags Brie back in. Aksana yanks Brie off the top and then crawls over and tags in Alicia Fox.
Fox chokes Brie from behind as the announcers promote the upcoming return of the Total Divas reality show, which this season will include Summer Rae. Aksana tags back in and slaps the crap out of Brie on the ground. She tags Alicia back in. Fox works over Brie briefly and then tags Aksana back in.
Aksana stomps away at Brie and then she quickly tags Alicia back in. Brie finally escapes from the grasp of Alicia and makes the tag to Nikki. Nikki comes in and flies around on Alicia. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out as Nikki continues her comeback. Aksana comes in and Brie comes in to dropkick her out of the picture. Nikki hits her finisher on Alicia. 1-2-3. The Bella Twins pick up the victory.
Winners: The Bella Twins
Daniel Bryan, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon & Kane Promo
We see Daniel Bryan making his way to the ring as we head to another commercial break. His match against Batista is up after the break. When we return from commercial, we get a preview for the USA Network show Sirens. After that, Daniel Bryan’s theme music hits. The crowd erupts and does the Yes! chant as he comes out smiling. He “Yes’s!” his way to the ring for this one-on-one match with Batista.
Bryan is standing in the middle of the ring with a mic. Bryan says the people in Chicago have a voice. He says “we” have a voice. He says tonight “we” are going to hijack RAW. The crowd explodes with “Yes!” chants. He says he is not going to leave this ring until one of two things happen. A very loud “CM Punk” chant breaks out and he smiles big. He says he won’t leave this ring until Batista comes down to fight. The crowd boo’s. Or until Triple H comes down to answer his challenge. They boo again. He talks about HHH flat out turning him down for a match at WrestleMania. The crowd does a big “No!” chant in response to both options. As Bryan continues to speak, Triple H’s music interupts him.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way out to the top of the stage. They make their way to the ring. A loud “CM Punk” chant breaks out as their music is still playing. HHH smiles and taunts the crowd as they continue to chant for Punk. Stephanie goes to speak and the crowd explodes with boo’s. She barrels ahead. This is the absolute loudest boo’ing I’ve maybe ever heard. Bryan confronts Triple H. Bryan talks about HHH screwing him repeatedly out of the title. He says he is still standing here, unbroken, with these people behind me. They all do the “Yes!” chant. Bryan challenges HHH to a match at WrestleMania XXX again. HHH laughs.
The first time he opens his mouth to speak, the entire arena boo’s loudly again. HHH talks about everyone in this era making excuses. The crowd has not stopped boo’ing insanely loudly this entire time. He ignores them and keeps talking. A thunderous “CM Punk” chant breaks out, which HHH again ignores. HHH calls Bryan a B+ player. He says he doesn’t understand why that angers people, because B+ is pretty damn good. He says it’s a good little spot for Daniel. He says it’s going to take a lot more than a B+ player to get him to lace up his boots at WrestleMania. The crowd chants “asshole” and HHH responds by saying “they’re saying it’s your turn.”
Bryan says the fans see through HHH’s lies. That’s why they chant. They all do the “Yes!” chant. Bryan says HHH ignores the fans. He says the only way he’ll see it is if he beats the crap out of him at WrestleMania. Stephanie goes to speak and the crowd explodes with boo’s. Stephanie says the fans will eventually turn on him, but she and HHH never will.
Stephanie says without her family, Bryan would have nothing. Stephanie says they made him. Bryan says why don’t she put on HHH’s trunks and he put on her skirt, then they can fight at WrestleMania while he watches. The crowd chants “Yes!” HHH says he’s 90 percent sure she’d whip his ass too. The crowd boo’s loudly. HHH tells Daniel that it’s just not going to happen. HHH talks to Bryan like a little kid with the Elmer Fudd voice. He tells him his “wittle match” isn’t going to happen. He says Bryan just doesn’t measure up. He tells Bryan to get out of his ring. Bryan says it isn’t their ring. Steph says actually it is. Bryan says it’s “their” ring, and points to the fans. HHH says everything in this arena, including the fans and Bryan, belongs to him. He orders Bryan once again to get the hell out of his ring. Bryan gets in HHH’s face and says, “why don’t you make me.” Stephanie calls for Kane.
The fire pyro explodes, Kane’s music hits and out he comes power-walking to the ring. Bryan charges after Kane and attacks him. Bryan whoops up on Kane on the floor as Stephanie screaches for security to come out there. Security breaks them up as a loud “CM Punk” chant breaks out. We head to a commercial.
WWE Network Promotion
When we return from commercial, we see highlights of the Brock Lesnar attack on Mark Henry at the beginning of the show earlier tonight. After that, the RAW announce team plug the WWE Network.
We shoot up to the RAW panel. Josh Mathews talks briefly and then introduces Booker T. Booker talks about the new tag-team champs. Next is “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. He just does a quick “Hoooooo!” Alex Riley is the last member of the panel and he talks about Lesnar and Undertaker briefly. They plug the RAW post-show on the Network as we hear Alberto Del Rio’s theme music playing.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler
Del Rio makes his way to the ring. Out next we hear a loud Mustang car pull up. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits. Aaron Paul gets out of the driver’s seat. Ziggler comes out of the passenger seat. They both come to the ring together. They pose on the ropes and then Paul joins the commentary team for this match.
The bell rings and Del Rio goes to work immediately on Ziggler. Del Rio puts the boots to Ziggler in the corner as the crowd chants for Ziggler. On commentary, the guys are sucking up to Aaron Paul. Paul just sounds excited to be there. Meanwhile, Ziggler starts fighting back in the ring. Del Rio slows his momentum down with a big tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
Ziggler starts fighting back again, nailing Del Rio with a big DDT. Del Rio again cuts his offensive attempts short as he catches him with a big knee. Aaron Paul drops his headset and stands up on the table to distract Del Rio. Del Rio goes for the Cross Armbreaker but Ziggler reverses into the Zig-Zag. 1-2-3. Ziggler wins.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
WWE Hall Of Fame Inductee: Paul Bearer
We are told that the latest inductee into the 2014 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame will be revealed after the break. On that note, we head to a commercial break.
When we return from commercial, we see a graphic showing Ultimate Warrior, Jake Roberts and Lita as the current WWE Hall Of Fame inductees that have been announced. From there, we shoot directly into the next inductee’s video package. It’s Paul Bearer.
Big E. vs. Jack Swagger
After that, we see Big E. and Jack Swagger both standing in the ring. Apparently Big E. is working another match here tonight. Earlier in the show, which we are seeing highlights of now, Swagger cost Cesaro his match with Big E.
The bell rings and before either guy does anything, Cesaro jumps Big E. from behind and hits him with his Neutralizer finisher. The referee calls for the bell. Swagger is distracted.
Winner via Disqualification: Big E.
After The Match
Cesaro and Swagger get in each other’s face. Swagger pushes Cesaro. Cesaro ends up grabbing Swagger by the legs. He goes to do the big Cesaro Swing until Zeb Colter gets on the mic and tells him not to do it. He tells him to be a Real American. Cesaro eventually lets him go. Colter tells him to help his brother up. Cesaro extends his hand. Swagger grabs it and Cesaro helps him up. Colter tells them to let this thing go and put it behind them. They’re Real Americans. Colter tells them to hug it out. They hug. Colter does his usual “we the people” stuff to conclude the segment.
John Cena Addresses The Wyatt Family
Before we head to another break, Michael Cole and the commentary team plug that Cena will address The Wyatt Family next. On that note, we head to another commercial.
When we return from commercial, John Cena’s music hits. He gingerly walks to the ring, selling his “injured” leg. Cena’s music ends and he begins speaking. The loud “CM Punk” chants start up. He thanks the fans for a warm Chicago welcome. He talks about being injured by The Wyatt Family last week. He says he won’t be able to wrestle tonight. The crowd cheers. He goes to continue speaking, and they cut him off with a loud “CM Punk” chant. He says that’s why he came out here, to hear the fans. They boo him. Cena talks about his history in the All State Arena. He talks about having a very special moment with “somebody” in the All Stare Arena at the Money In The Bank PPV. The fans chant “CM Punk” again. Cena says he and Chicago haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. He says he’s big on respect and he respects the hell out of this city. Cena says he’s been listening to this whole “hijack business” and he understands that the WWE Universe wants change. The fans break out in a split “Yes!” and “CM Punk” chant. Cena says he respects that, but they need to respect this: change will come, but it will go through him. They all boo.
Cena tells all WWE Superstars, especially Mr. Bray Wyatt, that his name is John Cena. He says he’s given the last 12 years of his life to this business. He says ironically enough he’s in the same place that his career started in 2002 — the All State Arena. He says he’s doing the same thing now that he was doing then — standing tall, right here. The Wyatt Family cut-in happens. The lights go out. On the titantron we see The Wyatt Family.
Bray says Cena is out there all alone. He says Cena built this empire all around him. He asks if Cena can feel this energy. He says Cena reminds him of a thoroughbread horse. The fans ignore Wyatt and chant loudly for “CM Punk.” The chants die down as Wyatt continues his race-horse analogy promo. Wyatt says he is the reaper and he’s going to put Cena down. Wyatt says he knows what Cena is really afraid of. Wyatt says he’s going to take everything away from Cena. He concludes by saying his usual, “follow the buzzards.”
Alexander Rusev & Lana Segment
When we return from commercial, we see Lana coming out. There’s a little podium on the top of the stage. She tells the people to rise. Alexander Rusev comes out. He cuts a promo in Bulgarian. The crowd screws with him with “What?” chants during the pauses of his Bulgarian speech. He raises his fist and that’s about it.
WrestleMania XXX Announcement From Hulk Hogan
The announce team promote an announcement from Hulk Hogan for WrestleMania XXX at next week’s RAW.
Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
After that, we see Batista walking backstage. He’s coming to the ring for his main event. We see Randy Orton. Orton wishes Batista the best of luck out there tonight. He says “that’s all.” He walks off and Batista continues walking towards the ring. We head to a commercial. When we return from commercial, the Rusev and Hogan announcement mentioned above happened.
Randy Orton’s theme music hits and he comes out unexpected, according to the announcers. Next up, Batista’s theme music hits and he comes out. The bell rings and Justin Roberts does his introductions for the main event as “The Animal” makes his way to the ring. Finally, Daniel Bryan’s music hits and he comes to the ring to a bunch of “Yes!” chants from the fans in Chicago.
The bell rings and here we go. The fans immediately jump on Batista with “Boo-Tista” chants. They do the “Yes!” chants and “Daniel Bryan” chants as Bryan chops away at Batista with “Yes!” kicks to the legs. Bryan continues to work over the leg of Batista, locking him in a half-crab submission hold. Batista breaks free and power-clotheslines Bryan down. The fans boo.
A loud “you can’t wrestle” chant breaks out as Batista starts mounting some offense on the crowd favorite. We see Randy Orton seated at ringside watching this match. Batista throws Bryan out to the floor. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial at 11:05pm. Cole says it’s the final commercial of the evening.
When we return from commercial, the fans are passionately chanting “Yes!” as he tries to fight out of a Batista headlock. He does. We see another shot of Orton looking on. Bryan charges and blasts Batista with a big kick in the corner. Bryan goes for another but Batista ducks out the back door and out to the floor. Bryan does his trademark dive through the ropes and splashes onto “The Animal.” The fans break out into another loud “Yes!” chant.
Back in the ring, Bryan floors Batista with a missile dropkick. Bryan starts nailing Batista with repated “Yes!” kicks as the crowd chants along. Bryan goes for the pin but Batista kicks out at two. We see Orton nearly get out of his chair. As Bryan starts to climb the top rope, we see Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kane come down to ringside. Bryan is distracted and Batista knocks him to the floor. The fans break out into a loud “CM Punk” chant upon seeing The Authority.
Meanwhile, Batista blatantly throws Bryan into Orton. Bryan knocks Orton out of his chair as a result. Both guys are down. Batista throws Bryan back in the ring as the fans break out in an “overrated” chant. Bryan blasts Batista with a kick from his back. Orton hits the ring and attacks Bryan. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner via Disqualification: Daniel Bryan
After The Match
Orton goes for the RKO on Batista but Batiata throws Orton into Bryan, who catches him with his Running Knee. Bryan goes to do a dive onto HHH but Batista catches him coming off the ropes with a spear.
Triple H, Kane and Batista are in the ring now. HHH gets on the mic. He says he’s getting tired of Bryan’s little fantasy crap. Bryan blasts HHH with a kick from his back. Batista nails Bryan with a Batista Bomb. HHH takes off his suit. HHH pedigrees Bryan. The crowd boo’s. The Authority stands over Bryan mocking him as the crowd chants for CM Punk. Triple H’s theme music hits again. That’s RAW for ya this week folks. No CM Punk.