WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 9/23 (Hour 2): Orton vs. RVD featured singles match, Miz gets KO'ed
Sep 23, 2013 - 10:02:52 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
September 23, 2013 - Episode #1,060
Live in Chicago, Ill.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
Second Hour WWE Raw Results
Raw returned two minutes before the top of the hour with The Miz introduced. Miz, wearing a suit, frowned as he marched down to the ring. As Miz made his way to the ring, WWE replayed Randy Orton trying to take out Miz last week on Raw.
In the ring, Miz spoke that he's banged up and "really pissed off." Miz said he was embarrassed in front of his friends and family. He said this isn't over by a long shot. "Randy Orton, payback will come. And it will be awesome," Miz declared. Miz transitioned to Dusty Rhodes being knocked out by his guest this week, Big Show.
[Q5 -- second hour] Big Show marched out to the ring at the top of the hour as WWE replayed events on last week's Raw when Stephanie set up Show to KO Dusty Rhodes.
Back live, the crowd booed as Show walked around inside the ring. Miz spoke firmly that he respects Show as a man, but wants to know how he could do that to Dusty Rhodes - a man who was a mentor and father-figure to him? Show looked away from Miz to sell not being able to look him in the eyes, then Miz continued that he understands Show's predicament. But, Stephanie and Triple H are trying to break Show because he's the most-respected man in the locker room.
Miz said they think if they break Show, they break the locker room. Miz noted the locker room is starting to stand up, so he needs to stand up, too. Miz told Show to "look that castrating witch" in the eyes and tell her what's up. On cue, Stephanie's music played. Miz didn't flinch as Steph walked out to the ring.
Stephanie entered the ring and walked up to Miz, noting she will let that slide because she knows Miz likes to stir the pot on Miz TV. Stephanie accused Show of "borderline slander" toward Big Show. Miz told Stephanie to take her "veiled legal threats" and shove them straight up her -- Steph interrupted. She said Miz is doing this to Show because he's "living on his cul-de-sac of disappointment." Steph continued that Miz isn't a major player, peaked too early, and is a utility player. Stephanie said when a radio show needs morning media, Miz is there. Or if they need to send Miz to some far-off corner of the world.
Stephanie said they were in Miz's hometown last week, where the look in Miz's mom's eyes went from hope to "absolute disappointment." Steph spoke into Miz's eyes that he failed his mom, fans, and himself. Steph said Miz once again couldn't measure up. "And yet you never learn your lesson," Stephanie said. Steph then told Big Show to knock out Miz. Show didn't even hesitate, as he spun Miz around and KO Punched him before leaving the ring. Steph then stood over Miz and adjusted Miz's suit jacket before leaving the ring.
After a replay of Show not even hesitating to KO Miz, they cut to a live shot of medics checking on Miz.
[ JC's Reax: They're trying to make Miz sympathetic, as he toned down his annoying Miz Mannerisms and acted serious for the segment, but you can't erase the past year of Miz mis-cast in the face role. They came close to getting sympathy on Miz, but it was almost comical how Show just spun Miz around and KO Punched him without doing the long, laborious, tear-filled inner-conflict KO Punch. The overall storyline remains a mess with WWE stripping down these supposed Superstar, Larger-than-Life, Premiere Athletes each week, then expecting the audience to care when they "make their comeback." ]
Still to come: C.M. Punk returns home.
[Commercial Break at 9:08]
Moments Ago: Stephanie McMahon dressed down The Miz for "not learning his lesson," then getting KO Punched by a willing Big Show. On commentary, Cole said Miz is undergoing a medical evaluation right now.
In-ring: Randy Orton's music played to bring out the former WWE champion. Females in the crowd shrieked as Orton walked out on-stage selling already being in That Place where he's ready to strike someone. As Orton posed in the ring, Cole claimed the second-most votes on the App for a poll question. Of course, usually WWE gives the audience one segment to vote, as opposed to five segments this week.
[Q6] At the announce booth, Lawler stood up to reveal the vote of 57 percent for RVD, 26 percent for Dolph Ziggler, and 17 percent for R-Truth. In the ring, Orton half-smiled before RVD's music played to bring out the #1 contender to the World Title. RVD was flanked by Ricardo Rodriguez in a bright yellow RVD t-shirt.
3 -- RANDY ORTON vs. ROB VAN DAM (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
The crowd started off with "R-V-D" chants before Orton bailed to the outside to get a breather. And to yell at the front-row fans. Orton eventually lured in RVD to drop him on the ring apron leading to commercial.
[Commercial Break at 9:19]
Back from break, Orton was still in control of the action. RVD then made his comeback with rapid-fire strikes into Rolling Thunder for a two count. Van Dam wanted a split-legged moonsault, but Orton moved and RVD ate the mat. Orton followed with a snap DDT from the second rope, then entered That Place to set up for the RKO. But, RVD kicked Orton in the face to block. RVD followed with corner strikes into a back-kick from the second rope.
Orton was positioned for a Five-Star Frogsplash, but Orton made it back to his feet to avoid the Frogsplash, only to take a cannonball splash from RVD. RVD again wanted a Frogsplash, but Orton popped to his feet and kicked the turnbuckle to crotch Van Dam. As RVD hung on the top turnbuckle, Orton reared back and kneed RVD in the face, sending RVD to the floor.
On the outside, Orton smashed RVD into the guardrail as the referee counted to ten. The ref eventually hit 10, counting out both men.
WINNER: Double count-out at 10:39.
Meanwhile, Orton removed the guardrail padding before dropping RVD back-first across the exposed metal. Orton followed up by smashing Van Dam into the ring steps. On commentary, Cole noted that Stephanie has unleashed The Viper. Orton then pounded RVD's forehead with right hand blows before chucking him into another set of ring steps.
The crowd chanted RVD's name, which seemed to make Orton angrier. So, Orton chucked RVD over the announce table into the announce chairs. Orton then dragged RVD over the announce table back into the ring.
[Q7] In the ring, Orton placed RVD on the top turnbuckle and measured RVD for a high-impact DDT from the top rope. "No, no, no!" Lawler shouted before Orton laughed maniacally and smashed RVD with a face-first DDT. As medics entered the ring to check on RVD, Orton continued to smile like a mad-man. WWE replayed Orton's destruction before returning to a live shot of Orton standing over a fallen RVD. Cole said Orton sent Daniel Bryan a "big-time message" ahead of their WWE Title match at Battleground.
Still to come: What's left of the Babyfaces Who Stood Together vs. The Shield in an 11-on-3 elimination handicap match.
[Commercial Break at 9:32]
Vignette: Los Matadores are coming. They debut next Monday on Raw.
Announcers: Michael Cole revealed some "breaking news" during the break. Cole talked dejectedly about RVD being helped to his feet by officials when Alberto Del Rio attacked RVD. Cole said Del Rio was obviously taking advantage of RVD's weakened state ahead of their title match at Battleground.
Cole then transitioned to a preview of the "WWE 2K14" video game presented by 2K Sports. They focused on the "30 Years of WrestleMania" video game made with matches like Hogan vs. Andre and Austin vs. McMahon.
Backstage: The Bellas were shown warming up for action. Randy Orton then walked in and asked if they saw what he did out there. Brie Bella said she was too busy not caring. Orton told Brie to drop her boyfriend, Daniel Bryan, and get with a real man. Brie said he already has a real man, which Orton laughed at. Orton said Brie's "goat-faced boyfriend will never ever be" a real man.
Video: WWE cut to a clip from Triple H's DVD, with footage of the Hunter & Stephanie wedding. Odd presentation, then WWE cut backstage to Stephanie watching the clip in her office. A.J. Lee then walked in and Steph handed her Triple H's DVD so she can see what a real wedding looks like. A.J. sarcastically thanked her, then questioned being put in a "ridiculous tag match" tonight against the Total Divas. A.J. said they should just go on hiatus like their "stupid little show."
Steph got in A.J.'s face, which A.J. did not appreciate. Steph said this company is her personal space and if A.J. doesn't compete in the 10-Divas tag match tonight, then she might not be Divas champion anymore. A.J. backed down and whispered that she has a match to get ready for. On commentary, Cole said someone finally put A.J. in her place. And not by a babyface competitor giving A.J. her comeuppance by winning a match, but by one of the heel authority figures. What a mess.
In-ring: Fandango's music played to bring out Summer Rae, followed by Fandango. Cole hyped WWE's relationship with Susan G. Komen, which will be detailed next week on Raw. Raw then cut to break.
[Commercial Break at 9:43]
[Q8] Back live, Fandango's music was still playing. FandangoRae finished their dance, then Santino's music played to bring out Santino for singles action.
4 -- SANTINO vs. FANDANGO (w/Summer Rae)
Santino and Fandango started with a faux dance battle before Santino airballed a cross-body block, allowing Fandango to take control of the match. On commentary, Cole said RVD is being treated by the medical team after being attacked by Orton and Del Rio earlier. Lawler then noted that Orton may not be 100 percent after being dropped on his head during the match with RVD. Meanwhile, the crowd started chanting for whatever they felt like chanting.
Santino made his comeback at 3:00 with the Sailor's Salute fist drop, then he pulled out the Cobra. But, Summer Rae hopped on the ring apron to distract Santino, allowing Fandango to snap off a suplex. Fandango then climbed to the top, fought off Santino, and delivered his leg drop finisher. It was good for the win. As Fandango celebrated in the ring, Cole relayed a tweet from Kofi Kingston that he will still compete in the 11-on-3 handicap match in the main event.
WINNER: Fandango at 3:45.
Up Next: C.M. Punk returns home.
[Commercial Break at 9:53]
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