WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 10/14 (Hour 2): "The Authority" responds to Big Show's KO Punch, Ryback and Punk play Beat the Clock Challenge, more
Oct 14, 2013 - 9:05:54 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
October 14, 2013 - Episode #1,063
Live in St. Louis, Mo.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
Second Hour Raw Results
Raw returned five minutes before the top of the hour with Triple H's music playing. Out came Hunter and Stephanie McMahon, who was labeled as "one of the principal owners" of WWE. Hunter, who was KO'ed by Big Show last week, smirked as he stood on-stage surveying the audience. Steph seemed to be flashing back to her McMahon-Helmsley Era heel hairstyling, of note. Once in the ring, Steph applauded Hunter as he continued to puff out his chest and pace the ring. Lawler said Hunter doesn't seem to be getting much sympathy from the crowd.
After Hunter's music stopped, Hunter moved his jaw around and smirked again. Stephanie said she learned a valuable lesson last week not to let her kindness be mistaken for weakness. The crowd picked up a "You Got Knocked Out" chant, which prompted Steph to pause and Hunter to frown and seethe.
Stephanie continued that they bought the mortgage on Big Show's house and they were repaid with disrespect and insubordination. Steph said Show knocked out Hunter, prompting St. Louis to give Hunter the "some Texans fans to Matt Schaub" treatment. Steph told them to keep cheering because Show's house is now theirs. Steph then referenced Michael Cole reporting that Hunter had a concussion and required his jaw to be wired shut. Steph then reminded everyone who he is - the ruler of the Attitude Era and now he is defining a new era. "And with my power and support, Triple H is the WWE," she said with big, glowing eyes.
[Q5 -- second hour] Hunter received the mic and sarcastically said, "Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated." Hunter said as ridiculous as it sounds, he put aside his personal and professional needs to support WWE to make sure it's here for the future for each and every fan. "I became The Authority here knowing what I would have to endure with that role because no one likes the boss," he said.
Hunter said he put up with everything for two years as COO, then he found his breaking point last week when he was down here in the middle of the ring while the crowd chanted, "Yes!" Hunger, angry and turning red, calmed down before saying here it is. "I guess after all we've done, we're just the villains," he said. Hunter asked the crowd if they want him to be the bad guy, then fine. "Fine, I'll be the bad guy," he said as Stephanie backed up his evil face with her own evil face.
Hunter shouted that Big Show will grovel at his feet or face financial ruin. Hunter said anyone who defies their authority will beg to keep their jobs. He said that if anyone even thinks the word "Yes!" better start to pray right now. The crowd picked up "Yes!" chants before Daniel Bryan's music played, further angering Hunter. Bryan walked out on-stage and smiled before leading the crowd in "Yes!" chants. JBL called it disrespectful.
Suddenly, World champion Alberto Del Rio smashed Bryan from behind, knocking Bryan down the entrance ramp. Hunter and Steph smiled in the ring as Del Rio measured Bryan to deliver a standing sidekick. Hunter then leaned over the ropes as Steph sarcastically asked if Bryan was saying something. Steph then introduced Bryan to his opponent tonight, Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio mockingly did the "Yes!" chants before Hunter added his own mocking rendition. The crowd responded with "No! chants as Del Rio stood over Bryan's fallen body. Apparently the match is later tonight.
Backstage: Ryback was shown walking down the hallway with Paul Heyman. Beat The Clock is next.
Video Package: John Cena was broken apart. Now he's been stitched together...with Vickie Guerrero cackling in the background.
[ JC's REAX: Is the long-term plan to set up Super Cena vs. Super Hunter in a match that will never end because neither man will sell long enough to take a pinfall or submission? At least it would have a better ending than Battleground. ]
[Commercial Break at 9:05]
Back from break, R-Truth was in the ring preparing to Beat the Clock. WWE then replayed footage from "Moments Ago" when Del Rio attacked Daniel Bryan from behind to draw a positive response from The Authority.
4 -- RYBACK (w/Paul Heyman) vs. R-TRUTH -- Beat the Clock Challenge match
"Goldberg" chants directed toward Ryback once the bell sounded. Truth bailed from the ring to high-five the crowd as the clock continued to run, angering Heyman. Truth stalled for a good 20 seconds before the match returned to the ring. Truth did a dance number, then bailed again. Truth ran around the ring, trying to tire out Ryback, who then airballed a clothesline back in the ring. Truth played games with Ryback, who airballed another clothesline before taking a leg kick from Truth.
Truth again bailed from the ring before Paul Heyman got in the way. This allowed Ryback to blast Truth from behind with a clothesline. Back in the ring, Ryback covered Truth for a one count. Ryback slowed down the pace with power offense before Lawler actually acknowledged the "Goldberg" chants. But, it was a set-up to plug Goldberg's new WWE DVD. Ryback, not understanding the need for a sense of urgency with the clock ticking, continued to slow down the pace, prompting the vocal males ringside to chant "JBL" and "Lawler." Lawler framed it as the audience trying to frustrate Ryback with various chants.
At 4:20, Ryback glanced up at the Titantron again, frustrated with how much time has gone by. Next was a "C-M-Punk" chant, which gave Truth an opening to take down Ryback and mount a comeback. Truth covered Ryback, who kicked out at two. Ringside, Heyman threw his hands in the air, frustrated by these events. Suddenly, Ryback lifted Truth in the air for Shell Shock. It was good for the win.
WINNER: Ryback at 5:44.
[Q6] Post-match: Ryback collected his breath as Cole noted Punk has 5:44 to beat Curtis Axel later tonight. JBL tried to make that sound like a tough task as Heyman led Ryback away from the ring.
Later Tonight: Shield defends the Tag Titles against the Rhodes Bros. Speaking of Goldberg, WWE ran a DVD plug for the new Goldberg DVD heading to break.
[Commercial Break at 9:17]
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon was shown walking down the hallway with a big, sarcastic smile on her face. Stephanie then walked up to the Bellas, singling out Brie Bella. Steph wondered what her fiancee, Daniel Bryan, will have to say about her match against Tamina Snuka tonight. Nikki tried to talk strategy, but Steph told her she will not be allowed ringside. But, Tamina will have Divas champion A.J. Lee ringside. "Oh, and congrats on your engagement!" Steph said off-camera as she walked off.
Announcers: Cole plugged the new "The Streak" mode for the WWE 2K14 video game out later this month. A video focused on The Undertaker's WrestleMania Undefeated Streak in video game form. Cole mentioned Ultimate Warrior's name on the air as a playable character if your pre-order.
In-ring: Suddenly, Tons of Funk's music played to bring out the dancing duos. The announcers cracked jokes about Brodus Clay and Tensai's weight before Raw cut to break.
[Commercial Break at 9:24]
Back from break, the Real Americans's music was playing. They were not already in the ring, as they received full ring introductions, including charging the ring and chucking their flags into the ring, which was apparently supposed to be an intimidation tactic. Before the bell sounded, WWE cut to an inset promo of Zeb Colter vowing to expose Los Matadores. That will have to wait...
5 -- TONS OF FUNK (BRODUS CLAY & TENSAI w/Naomi and Cameron) vs. THE REAL AMERICANS (JACK SWAGGER & ANTONIO CESARO w/Zeb Colter)
Cole thanked the audience for spending part of their Columbus Day with WWE tonight. This prompted a big debate about Christopher Columbus, including the announcers discussing the cities in Texas where they got lost driving with no holiday named after them. Cole swung the conversation around to Zeb, who has vowed to own St. Louis and re-open the government. Lawler said perhaps Detroit, but not St. Louis.
[Q7] As for the match, The Americans controlled The Tensai before Cole switched to a discussion of the Big Show petition. Cole said the petition has been pulled and no longer exists, then JBL continued to heel on petition-starter Xavier Woods before Cole reminded JBL that he is the GM of NXT. In the ring, Cesaro offered a feat of strength slamming Tensai before Swagger missed a corner attack.
Tensai then made it to the Funky corner to bring in Clay, who ran over folks using his girth. Clay followed with a t-bone suplex to Cesaro for a two count when Swagger broke up the pin. Swagger then ran into a knock-down smash from Clay, who then chucked Swagger out of the ring. Cesaro followed with a leaping uppercut to Clay before powerlifting Clay into the air for the Neutralizer. It was good for the pin and the win.
Post-match: Cesaro grappled Clay to set up for the Giant Swing, but Tensai broke it up. Tensai took a beating for good measure, so Cesaro decided to switch gears. The vocal males popped, then Cesaro lifted Tensai in the air to deliver the Giant Swing as Zeb counted revolutions from the ring apron. Cesaro executed about four revolutions on Tensai before celebrating his feat. The Real Americans stood tall in the ring as some vocal males joined in with the "We The People" chant.
WINNERS: Real Americans at 5:39. Another week where it feels like WWE has given up on the Real Americans as heels and Cesaro is being spotlighted to impress the Audience of One (McMahon) with his feats of strengths every week.
Still to come: Del Rio vs. Bryan.
[Commercial Break at 9:37]
Video Package: Various WWE stars talked about family members affected by breast cancer.
In-ring: Tamina Snuka was standing by in the ring while A.J. Lee sold boredom standing ringside twirling her hair and staring off into space. Brie Bella was then introduced as Tamina's opponent.
Tamina dominated, then Brie mounted a comeback as the casual crowd seemed to be processing why they were supposed to cheer Brie since the Bellas never actually turned face. Tamina then finished off Brie with a big boot to the face for the pin and the win.
[Q8] Post-match: Tamina added an extra power move to inflict more punishment to Brie. She wasn't done, though, as a shoulderbreaker set up a top-rope Superfly Splash. This brought A.J. into the ring to apply Black Widow to take out the most-recent #1 contender and continue sending a message to Daniel Bryan. Refs broke up the hold before Nikki Bella hit the ring to check on Brie.
WINNER: Tamina at 4:35.
Video Package: The WWE Title match at Hell in a Cell, where Shawn Michaels will officiate a title match between Bryan and Orton.
[Commercial Break at 9:48]
GM Office: WWE showed Stephanie McMahon enjoying watching Triple H fight Goldberg on the DVD. Daniel Bryan then walked in and yelled in Stephanie's face. Brad Maddox tried to calm down Bryan, who blamed Stephanie for what happened to Brie. Steph sarcastically tried to calm down Bryan, then told him to tend to his fiancee. Bryan calmed down and left.
In-ring: C.M. Punk was introduced for the next match. Cole hyped the Beat the Clock set-up for this match, then Curtis Axel was introduced along with Paul Heyman.
7 -- C.M. PUNK vs. IC champion CURTIS AXEL (w/Paul Heyman) -- non-title Beat the Clock Challenge match -- if Punk wins before 5:44, he picks the stipulation for Punk vs. Ryback at the HIAC PPV
The announcers spent the pre-match discussing whether Axel would run away from Punk like R-Truth did with Ryback, then the bell sounded and Axel did the opposite by charging Punk for a lock-up. More lock-ups as the feeling-out process unfolded. Lawler commented that Axel is not doing what they expected here by facing Punk straight-up.
Axel continued to wear down Punk, but Axel missed with a fist drop from the second rope. Punk then mounted a comeback with standing knee lifts into a charging corner knee lift for a two count. Punk wanted a top-rope Macho Man elbow and he awkwardly fell on Axel for a nearfall. Axel then came back with his awkward-looking swinging neckbreaker for a two count. No signs of Axel bailing from the ring to run the clock out yet.
[Q9 -- third hour] Punk lit up Axel with chops as the countdown clock hit 1:10. Axel suddenly popped Punk in the back of the head with a forearm, but Punk escaped a pin. Axel continued to wrestle the match, scoring with a Fisherman Suplex for a nearfall. Heyman yelled at Axel to just hold down Punk and let the clock expire, but Axel continued to wrestle. Punk then popped Axel in the head with a kick into Go To Sleep. Punk rolled on top of Axel, covered, and scored a three count for the win with 11 seconds to spare.
WINNER: Punk at 5:33.
Post-match: Heyman chucked the IC Title belt down on the mat, then charged up the entrance ramp angered by Axel screwing up the gameplan. In the ring, Punk grabbed the mic as Heyman spit and paced atop the stage. Punk asked Heyman where he's going because the party just started here in St. Louis. Punk said he just beat Paul's guy, which means he gets to pick the stip for Hell in a Cell. As Heyman calmed down on-stage, Punk said this is where Paul becomes proud of him because Paul is the mad genius of pro wrestling.
So, they will have a handicap match at Hell in a Cell: Punk vs. Ryback... and Paul Heyman...in the Hell in a Cell. Heyman looked to the ceiling selling concern as Punk celebrated in the ring by mocking Ryback's "Feed Me More" chant to the tune of "C-M-Punk."
Up Next: Del Rio vs. Bryan.
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