- Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a vignette for The Wyatt Family and Daniel Bryan. We get a look back at Bryan’s first week with the Family. Have you heard the news? He now has a home. He has a home.
– We’re live from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island as The Usos wait in the ring. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW.
Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt vs. The Usos
The lights go out, come back on and The Wyatt Family is just standing at ringside. Bray Wyatt is in his rocking chair. Bryan and Bray head to the ring.
Bryan starts off and goes at it with Jey Uso. Fans chant for Bryan. Bryan counters Uso and takes him down with a knee to the gut. Bryan unloads on Uso in the corner with kicks. Some fans are still chanting for Bryan. Bray comes in and continues stomping on Uso in the corner. Wyatt keeps control and headbutts Uso before tagging Bryan back in. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper watch from ringside. Bryan with more kicks on the ropes. Bryan chokes Uso as fans chant Bryan’s name. Bryan with a big knee to the throat on the apron. Wyatt comes back in as Bryan catapults Uso under the bottom rope. Bray with more offense. Bray taunts Jimmy Uso and splashes Jey in the corner.
Bryan comes back in and keeps control of Uso with kicks. Bryan keeps Uso grounded now. Uso finally tags in Jimmy and he unloads on Bryan with clotheslines and a kick. Uso with a big Samoan Drop on Bryan. Uso with the back splash in the corner and a 2 count on Bryan as Bray breaks the pin. Uso tosses Bray over the top rope and backdrops Bryan onto him. The Usos nail a double suicide dive over the top rope. The Usos bring them back in the ring for a double Superfly Splash but Harper and Rowan attack them for the disqualification.
Winners by DQ: The Usos
– After the bell, Rowan and Harper beat The Usos down as Bryan and Bray recover. They double team Jey but he dodges a splash in the corner. Uso superkicks Bryan and escapes the ring. Bryan is the only one down in the ring. Bray yells at him to get on his feet. Fans chant for Bryan as he gets up and faces Bray. Bray whispers something in Bryan’s ear and laughs. Bryan raises his hands in the air as fans start the “no” chant up. Bryan drops to his knees with his arms wide open. Bray grabs him, kisses him on the forehead and nails Sister Abigail. Bray says he does this for all of them. Rowan and Harper carry Bryan out of the ring and to the back as their music plays.
– Up next, John Cena will be in action. We go to commercial.
Damien Sandow vs. John Cena
Back from the break and Damien Sandow is making his entrance. We see footage from Sandow cashing in on John Cena back in October. Cena’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
Sandow starts off with a headlock. Cena breaks free and nails an arm drag. Cena takes Sandow by the arm now. Cena turns it into a headlock. They run the ropes and play leap frog. Cena with a hip toss for a 2 count. Sandow goes to work on Cena and beats him down in the corner, stomping away. We go to commercial with Sandow slamming Cena and covering for a pin.
Back from the break and Cena starts to make a comeback. Cena nails the shoulder tackles and the side slam. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and hits it. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Sandow slides out and drops Cena on his neck for a 2 count. More back and forth. Sandow kicks out Cena’s knee and applies his Royal Arch submission. Cena comes back and hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Cena goes up top for the big leg drop but Sandow cuts him off. Sandow goes for a superplex but Cena sends him to the mat. Sandow comes back to the corner but Cena nails a tornado DDT for a 2 count.
Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment again but it’s blocked for a pin attempt. Sandow drops Cena on his face for another 2 count. Cena counters a move and applies the STF. Sandow makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Sandow drops Cena and applies the STF also. Cena powers to his feet with Sandow on his back. Cena nails an AA for the win.
Winner: John Cena
– After the match, Cena hugs his father at ringside before heading to the back. We go to replays.
– Later on – a rematch from SmackDown with The Shield vs. CM Punk and The New Age Outlaws.
– Still to come, a look back at the WWE Network announcement. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Cole shows us some WWE Network tweets from various celebrities. Jerry Lawler is back this week and the announcers go to a hype video for the Network.
– Kane is backstage looking over some paperwork when Brad Maddox walks in. Maddox says that’s some start to the show and points out how things are chaotic already with The Wyatt Family. Kane says Maddox should be enforcing the rules. Maddox proposes The Usos vs. Bryan and Bray in a steel cage match. Kane says that’s a good idea but how about chaining the door shut. Kane will be the only person with the key. Kane smiles and stares at Maddox.
Big Show vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out comes Big Show. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Zeb Colter is out with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. We see footage from last week’s RAW where Big Show tossed Brock Lesnar across the ring. They hype the Royal Rumble match.
Show starts off in control and takes Swagger to the corner for a big chop to the chest. Show tosses Swagger across the ring. Show runs into a big boot in the corner. Swagger goes to work but Show runs over him twice. Show with another clothesline and a back splash in the corner. Show with a big shoulder tackle. Show calls for the chokeslam and nails it for the easy win.
Winner: Big Show
– After the match, Show goes after Cesaro but Cesaro runs into the crowd. Show goes back to the ring where Zeb is checking on Swagger. Zeb turns around and Show grabs him. Cesaro comes in but Show sends him over the top rope. Show grabs Zeb again, winds up his arm and teases a knockout punch. Show just smiles as Zeb pleads with him. After about a minute, Show winks at Zeb and nails a big knockout punch.
– Still to come, The Shield vs. CM Punk and The New Age Outlaws. We go to commercial.
The Shield vs. CM Punk, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn
We come back from commercial and out comes Billy Gunn and “Road Dogg” BG James. They do their usual schtick on the mic and out comes CM Punk. Out next comes The Shield through the crowd.
Billy Gunn starts off with Dean Ambrose. Ambrose takes control and tags in Seth Rollins to keep up the attack on Gunn. Gunn makes a comeback with a big tilt-a-whirl slam and covers for a 2 count. Gunn tags in Road Dogg for some double teaming. Ambrose tags back in and keeps up the attack. Ambrose with cheap shots on the ropes. Dogg drops Ambrose and hits the elbow for a 2 count. Dogg keeps Ambrose grounded and tags in Punk. Ambrose scrambles to the corner and teases a tag but goes back to Punk. Punk takes control and nails elbows to the head in the corner. Punk runs into a big boot but goes for a GTS. Ambrose slides out and tags in Rollins. Punk goes for GTS but Rollins slides out and tags in Reigns to a big pop.
Punk and Reigns have words before going at it back and forth. Reigns ends up dropping Punk. Punk ends up sending Reigns over the top rope and leaping out with a suicide dive. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Punk is going at it with Rollins. Punk with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Punk goes down on the apron. Reigns tags in and hits a huge running dropkick to Punk’s head while it hangs off the apron. Ambrose tags in now and takes over. Punk is still clutching his face from the Reigns kick. Ambrose with a 2 count. Ambrose with more offense on Punk for another 2 count. Rollins tags back in for some double teaming.
More of the same as Ambrose tags in and keeps Punk near their corner. Ambrose taunts Punk. Ambrose dumps Punk out to the floor. Punk gets thrown into the steel steps. Punk comes back in and hits a dropkick on Rollins. Punk goes for a tag but The Outlaws drop off the apron and walk up the ramp, leaving Punk hanging. Punk looks shocked but goes to fight The Shield on his own. Reigns end up hitting a big spear for the win.
Winners: The Shield
– After the match, we go to replays. The Shield nail a triple powerbomb on Punk and leave him laying.
– We go backstage to The Wyatt Family. Bray says they are fools and tell Bryan they are all afraid. Bray talks about the cage match tonight. Bray says The Wyatts have been locked in the cage that is society their entire lives. Bryan says they find redemption and absolution in the cage tonight. Back to commercial.
AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka vs. Cameron and Naomi
Back from the break and out comes Cameron and Naomi. Divas Champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka are out next. They shot NXT Diva Emma in the audience. Tamina starts out and overpowers Cameron. Tamina with a knee drop and a 2 count before going to more knee drops.
AJ comes in and ends up getting the pin on Cameron.
Winners: AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
– After the match, AJ and Tamina attack Cameron until Naomi makes the save and clears the ring.
– We see Randy Orton backstage looking for The Authority. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Randy Orton storms in on Kane, looking for The Authority. He complains about his Rumble match against Cena, Brock Lesnar wanting a shot and Batista returning. Kane yells at Orton and says tonight, Orton can take out his frustration on Kofi Kingston. Orton likes this and walks off.
– We get an announcement for The Ultimate Warrior going into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame class.
– Paul Heyman is backstage with Renee Young and cuts a promo on Brock Lesnar destroying Big Show at the Royal Rumble.
Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and out comes WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Kofi Kingston. Orton throws him into the fan barrier and brings him back in the ring for a 2 count. Kofi fights back but Orton levels him with a clothesline for another 2 count. Orton keeps control and sends Kofi out to the floor. The referee counts as Kofi tries to get to his feet. Orton goes out and tries to slam Kofi into the announcers table but it’s blocked. Kofi slams Orton into the table three times. Kofi brings Orton back in but Orton slams him face first into the turnbuckles. Orton takes Kofi to the top and works him over with right hands. Orton climbs up for a superplex and nails it. Orton yells at Kofi to kick out of that and he does. Orton stomps away now.
Orton keeps control and poses for the crowd. Kofi fights back with punches and kicks. Kofi clotheslines Orton over the top rope and goes to leap out but stops when Orton gets up. Kofi ends up on the floor any way and slams Orton into the steps. Kofi leaps off the apron and hits a flying clothesline on Orton. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Orton is in control of Kofi on the floor. Orton drops him onto the fan barrier again. Orton tosses Kofi back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Kofi starts to fight back and back drops Orton. They go back and forth now. Kofi misses Trouble In Paradise and Orton dumps him back over the top rope. Orton has a busted lip now. Orton whips Kofi into the steel steps again, and again. Orton rolls Kofi back in the ring and starts stomping on him. Orton covers for a 2 count. Kofi fights out of a headlock and looks to make a comeback. Orton cuts him off once again. Orton starts stomping again. Orton with an uppercut. Kofi makes a comeback again and goes for the Boom Drop but Orton moves out of the way. Orton takes Kofi to the ropes and goes for the draping DDT but Kofi blocks it and nails SOS out of nowhere for the non-title win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– After the match, Orton is livid about losing to Kofi. Fans boo as Orton goes outside of the ring and kicks the steps, tears the top off the announcers table. Orton yells at the fans booing him. Orton snaps on John Cena’s father, who is still at ringside, and knocks him down. Security pushes Orton towards the ramp and he looks shocked. John Cena runs down to check on his dad and Orton escapes through the crowd. Trainers are in the crowd checking on Cena’s dad, calling for a paramedic. Cena asks fans to back up and give his dad some room.
– Back from the break and John Cena’s dad was taken away on a stretcher. We go to replays of Orton going nuts. We go in the back and Cena is walking with the stretcher to the ambulance. Cena rides away in the ambulance with his dad.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust for a non-title match. Out next comes the team of Ryback and Curtis Axel.
Axel and Goldust start things off going back and forth. Goldust with the big right hand after running the ropes. Ryback tags in and applies a headlock. Cole acknowledges Ryback’s odd Twitter rampage this weekend. Ryback runs over Goldust and wants to do a test of strength but Goldust decks him. Cody tags in for a bit of double teaming. Cody goes up and nails a moonsault for a 2 count. Goldust tags back in but Ryback takes control. Axel tags in but Goldust fights them off. Axel drops Goldust from behind.
Axel works over Goldust and dropkicks him. Ryback comes back in and covers Goldust for 2. Ryback keeps Goldust on the mat now. Goldust fights to his feet but Ryback presses him high in the air and powerslams him for a 2 count. Axel tags back in and they keep control of Goldust. Goldust with a handspring elbow on Axel. Ryback tags back in and stops Goldust from tagging. Goldust counters and slams Ryback’s face into the mat. Axel and Cody tag at the same time. Cody unloads and lands a 2 count. Cody with a kick to the gut and the big right hand. Cody springboards in with a missile dropkick. Cody goes for the moonsault but Ryback distracts him. Cody with a Disaster Kick on Ryback. Goldust comes over and sends Ryback face first into the fan barrier. Cody ends up hitting Cross Rhodes on Axel for the win.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
– We see Rey Mysterio walking backstage. Back to commercial.
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
Back from the break and Rey Mysterio makes his way out. We see video of him talking about being in the Royal Rumble. Alberto Del Rio is out next. Back and forth to start. Rey goes for a 619 early on but Del Rio slides out of the ring.
More back and forth until Del Rio drops Rey on his arm. Del Rio stomps away and runs his mouth to the crowd. Del Rio goes back to work on Rey’s arm now. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for another 2 count. Del Rio taunts Rey now. Del Rio charges but Rey moves and Del Rio hits the ring post, ending up outside on the floor. More back and forth in the ring now. Rey counters an Alabama Slam and drops Del Rio for the 619. Rey hits it and goes to the top but Del Rio knocks him off. Del Rio with a big superkick to the mouth. Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker and Rey taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
– After the match, Del Rio cuts a promo and asks Batista how he likes his friend Mysterio. Del Rio says if Batista shows up next week, the same thing will happen to him. Del Rio says he will also eliminate Batista at the Royal Rumble and then fans will be talking about him.
– After a commercial we get a look back at the WWE Network announcement in Las Vegas.
– CM Punk walks up on Kane in the back and complains about The New Age Outlaws walking out on him. Punk isn’t happy with Triple H. Kane says The Authority is allowing Punk to compete in the Royal Rumble match. Punk says he likes that but has a problem with Kane.
– We get a promo from The Usos about tonight’s main event. The steel cage is being lowered around the ring.
Steel Cage Match: The Usos vs. Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt
We go to commercial with The Wyatt Family making their way to the cage.
Back from the break and out comes The Usos. Kane is out next to lock the door of the cage. The bell rings and everyone goes at it. Bryan gets knocked down and they double team Bray. Way ends up launching one of the Usos into the cage wall. Harper and Rowan watch from outside of the cage as Bray works over Uso and Bryan works over the other. One of The Usos go to climb out of the cage but Bryan climbs up with him. More back and forth in the cage as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and they’re still going at it. Bray fights with one of the Usos on the cage wall. Uso kicks Wyatt to the mat and nails a corkscrew for a 2 count as Bryan breaks the pin. The other Usos climbs up the cage but Bryan pulls him down. Bryan with kicks in the corner as fans chant “yes.” Bryan with the low dropkick to the face of Uso. Bryan climbs up but the other Uso stops him. Both Usos climb up the cage and slam Bryan down to the mat hard. Fans chant “this is awesome” as Bryan kicks out at 2 when Bray breaks the pin.
Bray takes control and unloads, blocking a superkick. He goes for Sister Abigal but the other Uso stops him with a superkick. The Usos start climbing the cage but Rowan and Harper taunt them on the outside. Bray and Bryan stop them from climbing inside. All 4 are at the top of the cage now. Bryan gets knocked to the mat and that causes Bray to fall on the rope and get crotched. One Uso climbs up and lands on Rowan. The other Uso jumps out for the win.
Winners: The Usos
– After the bell, Rowan and Harper attack The Usos on the floor but they get the upperhand. The Usos celebrate as their music plays and they head up the ramp. After the match, fans start chanting for Bryan as Bray whispers something in his ear. Once again Bryan raises his arms and drops to his knees. Bray grabs him and goes for Sister Abigail but Bryan slides out of it. Fans start up a big “yes” chant. Bray looks at Bryan and approaches him again. Bryan looks out at the crowd. Bray tells him not to do this. Fans chant for Bryan big time now. Bray taunts Bryan and tells him to bring it. Bray drops to his knees and tells Bryan to hit him. Bryan won’t and Bray calls him a coward. Bray charges in the corner but Bryan sidesteps. Bryan unloads on Bray and hits a big dropkick. Bryan runs across the ring for two more big dropkicks. Bryan unloads with kicks as fans chant “yes” with him. Bryan drops Bray with a big roundhouse. Rowan and Harper are just now getting up but the cage door is locked. Bryan takes off his Wyatt family gear and has his usual trunks on. Bryan with more kicks to Bray. Bryan runs Bray into the cage walls, knocking Rowan and Harper off from climbing. Bryan gets a huge “yes” chant going and nails the flying knee on Bray. Bryan climbs up and sits on top of the cage as his music starts playing. RAW goes off the air with Bryan leading a huge “yes” chant from the top of the cage.
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