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RAW NEWS: Big Show-The Authority developments, Bryan out of title picture, Cena, Kidd returns, Heyman update, more

Nov 4, 2013 - 10:33:56 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE Raw TV news & notes 11/4

-- The top angle on Raw was Big Show being "re-hired" after The Authority (Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) felt pressure from the fictional "Board of Directors" to handle business with Show. This followed Show's character "filing a lawsuit" against WWE due the manner in which he was treated before he was "fired."

After Show was "re-hired," Show was given a WWE Title shot against Randy Orton at Survivor Series. However, Hunter and Stephanie turned the tables on Show by putting him in a handicap match against The Shield and Randy Orton. Shield & Orton were DQ'ed and Kane emerged as a new character sporting a suit and tie. After Shield triple-powerbombed Big Show through the ringside announce table, Orton, Hunter, Stephanie, Shield, and Kane stood tall over Show to close the show.

-- Daniel Bryan is officially out of the WWE Title picture and has joined forces with C.M. Punk against their common enemy, the Wyatt Family. However, WWE did not follow up on the "Devil made me do it" element of why Bray Wyatt led attacks on Punk and Bryan last week on Raw, leaving a mystery in the air of why the Wyatts targeted Punk and Bryan.

-- WWE World Hvt. champion John Cena's role on Raw was taking part in another six-man tag match, helping the Rhodes Bros. defeat Damien Sandow and the Real Americans. WWE also set up Cena's first title defense against former champion Alberto Del Rio.

-- Tyson Kidd returned to Raw for the first time in almost year, teaming with Natalya to defeat Fandango and Summer Rae in a mixed tag match.

Kidd tweeted about his return after Raw: "Tonight surely answered the 'when are you coming back?' tweets I've been receiving for the past 11 months. Couldn't have been better."

-- Paul Heyman re-emerged on Raw via phone conversation with Michael Cole. Heyman's character claimed massive injuries suffered at the hands of C.M. Punk at Hell in a Cell last month, and did not indicate when he will return to WWE TV. Heyman was scripted to say he was getting medical treatment in Europe, which is where next week's Raw will take place.

-- Announced for Wednesday's "Main Event" program is IC champion Curtis Axel vs. Big E. Langston in the match that was scheduled to occur on the HIAC PPV pre-show.

-- Announced for Friday's Smackdown is Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family, who lost to C.M. Punk in the opener of Monday's Raw.


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