WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 10/28 (Hour 3): Orton Title Celebration closes Raw, Punk vs. Ryback, Wyatts, more
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:06:34 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
October 28, 2013 - Episode #1,065
Live in Orlando, Fla.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
Third Hour Raw Results
Earlier Tonight: Shawn Michaels demanded that Daniel Bryan shake his hand and accept his apology for what happened in the Hell in a Cell PPV main event. But, Bryan put Michaels in the Yes! Lock. Then, Bryan was taken out by the Wyatts backstage. On commentary, Cole said they do not have a medical update yet. JBL said he heard Bryan was barely conscious.
At the commentary position, Lawler stood up to reveal the result of the App vote on the C.M. Punk vs. Ryback match. The result was 59 percent for Street Fight, followed by 26 percent for Falls Count Anywhere and 15 percent for Tables match. Ryback then came out to face Punk.
[Q9 -- third hour]
7 -- C.M. PUNK vs. RYBACK -- Street Fight
Ryback, angry after losing to Punk last night, quickly took Punk to the outside to try to inflict punishment. Ryback then went under the table and retrieved a table, sending a message to 85 percent of the audience that did not vote for a Tables match. The match then moved into the ring, where Ryback paced back and forth before shouting at Punk to get up. Ryback tried a Meathook clothesline, but Punk ducked and slammed Ryback for a two count.
Punk set up Ryback's table in the ring, but Ryback ducked a kick attempt and buckle-bombed Punk. Ryback was unable to follow up, though, and Punk came off the top rope with an elbow smash to Ryback through the table, which would have won the Tables match. Punk then immediately slapped on the Vice and Ryback tapped out, giving Punk another win over Ryback.
WINNER: Punk via submission at 4:27.
To explain why the heavily-hyped App Match went short, the Wyatt Family's video intro cut into the feed as Punk celebrated in the ring. Punk remained in the ring with a kendo stick nearby as the Wyatts slowly walked out to the ring. JBL encouraged Punk to get out of the ring as Bray led his henchmen down to ringside. Bray sat down in his rocking chair, then the lights came back on.
With the lights on, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan hit the ring as Punk tried to fight them off with the kendo stick. But, Harper and Rowan beat him down. During the beat down, the crowd chanted for Daniel Bryan and JBL tried to figure out why the Wyatts attacked Bryan and Punk tonight. Bray then entered the ring and said he's been waiting for this. But, Punk headbutted Bray to momentarily break free. Harper cut him off with a big clothesline, though. Bray then scooped up Punk and delivered Sister Abigail, ending Punk's night. "The devil made me do it," Bray said as he knelt down over Punk. The feed then "cut out," sending Raw to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:08]
Moments Ago: Michael Cole flashed back to the Wyatts taking out C.M. Punk. Cole said Punk is undergoing a medical evaluation right now as they continue to seek answers on why the Wyatts took out Bryan and Punk tonight.
In-ring: The Real Americans's music played to bring out Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger, flanked by Zeb Colter. WWE tag champs Rhodes Bros. were then introduced as the opposition.
8 -- WWE tag champions RHODES BROS. (CODY RHODES & GOLDUST) vs. REAL AMERICANS (JACK SWAGGER & ANTONIO CESARO w/Zeb Colter) -- non-title match
Goldust started off in control of the match as the Orlando crowd picked up a "You Still Got It" chant. Cole called that a tributing chant to Goldust. Cody then tagged in and exchanged offense with Cesaro. Neither team gained control before Cody knocked Swagger to the outside. The Real Americans regrouped on the outside leading to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:17]
Back from break, Swagger was in control of the action working on Cody. Cesaro then tagged in and power-lifted Cody into the air to deliver a side suplex for a nearfall. Moments later, Cesaro tried to end the match with a pop-up European Uppercut, but Goldust broke up a pin attempt. Cody then knocked Cesaro to the outside, sold the effects, and made the hot tag to Goldust after Swagger tagged in for the heels.
Goldust rocked Swagger with offense before delivering Ten Punches in the corner. Goldust fired up the crowd before delivering a snap powerslam. Cody then took out Cesaro before Goldust came off the second rope with a cross-body on Swagger, but Swagger rolled into the Patriot Lock. Goldust escaped into a pin, but Cesaro broke up the pin.
Chaos with all four men getting involved. Goldust knocked Cesaro out of the ring, but Swagger clipped him from behind. Swagger then slapped on the Patriot Lock and Goldust was forced to tap out, creating new players in Tag Title contention.
WINNERS: Real Americans via submission at 12:17. Good tag match, plus Rhodes Bros. showed some vulnerability to set up their eventual conquest of a rising tag team. You would like to see that vulnerability created without having to have the tag champs lose on TV, but that's the way WWE books these days.
Still to come: Randy Orton WWE Title celebration.
[Commercial Break at 10:27]
[Q11] Announcers: Cole and Co. were shown on commentary to flash back to the top of the show when Damien Sandow unsuccessfully cashed in his World Title MITB contract on John Cena.
In-ring: Alberto Del Rio's music played to bring out the former World champion dressed in street clothes. Del Rio waved his large Mexican flag before placing the flag in a flagholder on-stage. Del Rio said he doesn't care what Damien Sandow did earlier tonight because his only concern is "that thief," John Cena.
Del Rio accused Cena of stealing his World Title, then called for his re-match. He vowed to make Cena pay and hurt him bad. Del Rio said that injured arm is his target and he is going to attack it over and over until he breaks it. Del Rio said the World Title belongs to him, but everyone already knows that. Del Rio's music played to conclude his promo. Overall, a basic heel recovery promo accusing the babyface of stealing his title after a big loss.
Announcers: Back to Cole and Co. to hype the "WWE 2K14" video game due out tomorrow. Cole introduced a poll on which dream match people want to see out of HBK vs. Rock, Hogan vs. Cena, Taker vs. Goldberg, or Flair vs. Bryan. The poll revealed 55 percent for Taker vs. Goldberg, 24 percent for Hogan vs. Cena, 14 percent for HBK vs. Rock, and 7 percent for the odd pairing of Flair vs. Bryan. Cole then introduced a simulation of Goldberg vs. Taker in the video game.
In-ring: Fandango's music played to bring out Summer Rae, followed by Fandango. Cole said Summer Rae will be in singles action against Natalya after winning the mixed tag match with Fandango last night at the PPV.
[Commercial Break at 10:36]
This Friday on Smackdown: New World Hvt. champion John Cena returns to Smackdown.
In-ring: FandangoRae continued to dance. Great Khali's music then interrupted to bring out Hornswoggle and Great Khali leading Natalya to the ring. Cole plugged WWE's partnership with Susan G. Komen lasting through the end of the year before the bell sounded.
9 -- SUMMER RAE (w/Fandango) vs. NATALYA (w/Great Khali and Hornswoggle)
Summer dominated early on, looking like the experienced veteran in her main roster TV singles match debut.
[Q12] Natalya made a comeback, but Summer cut her off. Summer then became distracted by Khali, who backed away from ringside before Natalya placed Summer in the Sharpshooter. Summer tapped out, losing her first singles match.
WINNER: Natalya via submission at 5:19.
Up Next: Randy Orton's WWE Title Celebration in the main event segment.
[Commercial Break at 10:48]
Smackdown Plug: John Cena returns on Friday.
Randy Orton WWE Title Celebration
Raw returned 9 minutes before the top of the hour with most of the locker room positioned on-stage. Included was injured IC champion Curtis Axel standing next to Ryback. With The Shield positioned ringside guarding the ring, Triple H's music played to bring out Hunter and Stephanie on-stage. The power couple shared a big smile and played nice with the locker room before marching past Shield down to the ring.
Hunter, Stephanie, and The Shield entered the ring, which was covered by a ceremonial red carpet. Steph breathed some clean air before Hunter went back to a decade ago when The Chairman of WWE came to him and asked who he thought would be the Face of WWE in the future. Hunter said he looked long and hard at the roster before choosing one man. And he put that man in a group named Evolution. This man became a star. And then he watched that star do heinous and horrible things to everyone on the roster, including himself and his family.
But, Frankenstein's monster matured and became an A-Plus Player. And that A-Plus Player became the Face of WWE last night in the Hell in a Cell. "Not some B-Plus Player," who Hunter noted is sitting in a hospital bed right now. Hunter said his prophecy was fulfilled last night when this man became WWE champion. And that man is Randy Orton.
Orton's music played to bring out the new WWE champion. Cole said it took three months for Hunter's dream to be fulfilled and it came down to Hunter's best friend, Shawn Michaels, superkicking Daniel Bryan and handing the title to Orton. Cole said he has a hard time believing Orton is proud of how he became champion because of how much of a competitor he is.
After Orton completed his in-ring posing, Hunter embraced Orton before Orton, Hunter, and Stephanie shared a big group hug. Stephanie then addressed the stars on-stage. She said Orton is not just their champion, but everyone's champion. Which means Orton represents all of them. "He is what you aspire to be," Steph said. So, she is asking them to show Orton the respect that he so richly deserves. Some heels applauded while the babyfaces scowled.
[Q13 -- over-run] Randy Orton took the mic and - sounding under the weather - said having this title, being WWE champion, makes him simply put better than the fans. Orton turned to the roster and said he is better than all of them. He said they can fantasize about taking the title from him, but it's not going to happen. Orton called himself the Face of WWE, but not only that, but the face of your superior.
Suddenly, Big Show's music interrupted. Exit Bryan. Enter Big Show, who marched through the locker room and met The Shield on the entrance ramp. Shield tackled Show, but Rhodes Bros. and The Usos jumped Shield. The brawl moved to the entrance ramp, clearing out Shield. Show then got up and chased The Authority and Orton from the ring.
Show stood alone in the ring before grabbing a mic. Show said he's not going to sit by and let them take over. He said he has friends who can bail him out of jail, then told Hunter that he doesn't get it. Show said his lawsuit is going to cost Hunter millions of dollars. He said he doesn't care if he bankrupts him. "You think you took from me? I don't care. I have nothing to lose, Hunter," he said.
Orton then snuck up behind Show and bashed him with the title belt. Stephanie screamed at Orton to take Show's head off, but Show stood up and KO'ed Orton. Hunter and Stephanie sold shock as Show stood tall in the ring. Show threw out his hands for Hunter to come get some as the crowd shouted, "Yes!" Hunter then slowly removed his suit jacket, firing up Big Show. But, Hunter stepped off the ring apron and stood back with Stephanie. Hunter teased returning to the ring, but Steph held him back. Show taunted Hunter for not being The Game anymore, then Hunter approached the ring apron. But, Show's music played to signal the end of physicality and Hunter backed away.
WWE replayed Big Show KO'ing Orton tonight as Cole recapped Show's destruction tonight. After Show left the ring, Hunter entered the ring to glare toward Show. Meanwhile, Orton recovered in the background as Hunter continued to pace in the foreground. Stephanie sold frustration ringside, Orton checked his jaw, and Hunter continued to pace in the ring as Raw signed off at 11:06.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Big Show is not officially in the title picture yet, but they essentially switched from Bryan to Big Show. Of course, they have the obstacle of having to "re-hire" Show to set up a title match, but Show is more concerned about Triple H than getting a title shot, so it remains to be seen how WWE handles the title picture heading into Survivor Series. And what the eventual explanation is for the Wyatts taking out fan favorites Daniel Bryan and C.M. Punk.
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