WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 11/25 (Hour 2): Punk & Bryan vs. Wyatts, Divas S. Series match, Sandow vs. Ziggler
Nov 25, 2013 - 9:03:24 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
November 25, 2013 - Episode #1,069
Live in Long Island, N.Y.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
Second Hour Raw Results
Back from break one minute before the top of the hour, WWE flashed back to the top of the show when John Cena challenged Randy Orton to find an answer to who the One Champion of WWE should be. Hunter responded that they will hang the World Title and WWE Title above the ring, then make history with Orton vs. Cena one-on-one in a TLC match at the PPV in three weeks. JBL said "one man can become the WWE champion and World Hvt. champion in one match."
[Q5 -- second hour] Cole said the title match takes place in three weeks in Houston, but tonight, it's Del Rio & Orton vs. Show & Cena in a tag team main event.
Already in the ring were the 14 Divas for the Survivor Series re-match.
3 -- TOTAL DIVAS (BRIE BELLA & NIKKI BELLA & NATALYA & CAMERON & NAOMI & JO-JO & EVA MARIE) vs. NON-TOTAL DIVAS (Divas champion A.J. LEE & TAMINA SNUKA & AKSANA & ALICIA FOX & SUMMER RAE & ROSA MENDES & KAITLYN) -- 14-Diva Survivor Series elimination match
Rapid-fire eliminations to start, mixed with the feed cutting out at one point. Referee Chad Patton had the assignment tonight of making like a windmill counting one, two, three every 45 seconds or so. Natalya mixed in a submission fall on Kaitlyn by forcing a tap-out to the Sharpshooter.
Then, A.J. Lee entered to fight with Natalya, who beat her at Survivor Series last night. This time, though, Brie eliminated A.J., creating another potential challenger to A.J.'s Divas Title. Summer Rae was left alone in the match. She tried dance-based, non-wrestling distractionary tactics, but the Bellas finished her for the pin and the win.
WINNERS: Bellas & Eva at 8:20. Looks like a set-up for an eventual A.J. vs. Natalya vs. Brie Bella Divas Title match, which will then create tension between Natalya and Brie when their title gold ambitions take over.
Announcers: Cole and Co. hyped Raw Country last week, then went to a country music-aided replay of Ziggler vs. Sandow in a brawl featuring various musical instruments last week on Raw. Tonight, and next, it's Ziggler vs. Sandow in a gimmick re-match.
[Commercial Break at 9:11. A local spot in Houston advertised Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho at an Auto Rama this weekend.]
Slammys spot: A video package hyped the Slammys awards show in two weeks. (The TLC PPV lead-in show.)
[Q6] In-ring: Damien Sandow was standing by with Jerry Lawler. Before Lawler could reveal the gimmick match for Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler, Sandow yanked away the mic and said he is above this. He said he should not be subjected to these matches. Lawler went to the results anyways. And the winner is... Hamptons Hardcore match with 37 percent. 32 and 31 percent for the other two options.
Then, out came Dolph Ziggler wearing a New York Islanders hockey jersey as stagehands brought weapons to ringside. Some of the "weapons" included tennis balls, golf clubs, a broom, tennis rackets, a canoe paddle, and a trashcan, which was placed ringside.
4 -- DAMIEN SANDOW vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER -- Hamptons Hardcore match
Sandow quickly removed Ziggler's hockey sweater and wiped his face with it to draw boos. Ziggler was wearing a Zack Ryder t-shirt underneath the jersey, of note. The crowd picked up a light "We Want Ryder" chant as the announcers continued to crack jokes about the Hamptons. Sandow then removed Ziggler's second layer of clothing to reveal a Ziggler undershirt.
On the outside, Ziggler bashed Sandow around ringside, but then ate a mic to the face from Sandow. 2:00 in for Cole to bring up the Mean Street Posse. JBL flipped out about Cole referring to Pete Gas when bringing up the Attitude Era. Ziggler then dropkicked a trashcan over Sandow's face leading to break.
[Commercial Break at 9:20]
Back from break, Sandow was in control of the action in the ring. Sandow then emptied a trashcan's contents in the ring, revealing numerous red Solo cups. So, Ziggler neckbreakered Sandow into the trash scattered across the ring. Sandow came back with a bodyslam into trash, then he draped the Islanders jersey over Ziggler to deliver the Elbow of Disdain.
Ziggler rolled out of the ring to recover, then slipped under the ring to retrieve a fire extinguisher, which he spewed in Sandow's face. Sandow sold being blinded as he returned to the ring to receive a corner splash from Ziggler. Ziggler followed with another neckbreaker before picking up the canoe paddle and smashed Sandow with it. Fameasser followed, but Sandow kicked out of a pin attempt.
Back to the outside, Sandow tried to retrieve another trashcan as Ziggler followed to the outside. Meanwhile, the crowd entertained themselves with a "Randy Savage" chant. Sandow then chucked Ziggler into the ring steps before rolling him back into the ring. Off-camera, a security guard could be seen reprimanding a man dressed up, which drew boos from the crowd. Ziggler then missed with a corner splash and Sandow slammed him into a trashcan with his Full Nelson slam finisher for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Sandow at 11:36. Oh no. Next week's Raw is in Oklahoma City. It means BBQ sauce will have to be involved in Match 3 of the series.
[Q7] Announcers: Cole and Co. transitioned to a plug for The Miz in "Christmas Bounty," premiering tomorrow night on ABC Family. Cole fed to a scene from the movie.
Ringside: Francia Raisa, Miz's co-star, was shown sitting ringside.
Backstage: Santino and Michael Strahan shared notes. Santino then freaked out when Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan, in his lamb mask, walked into the shot to play a comedy role in this skit. Rowan offered Strahan his own replica lamb mask. Strahan obliged, then Rowan walked off. Back to Santino, who freaked out before telling Strahan to place the mask on the Thanksgiving turkey. Strahan sold concern, then broke the fourth wall looking into the camera as Raw cut to break.
[ JC's Reax: More bad flashbacks to the Guest Hosting/Starring Era when heels were reduced to comedy fodder for one-off gags. ]
[Commercial Break at 9:33]
Smackdown plug: Thanksgiving Edition this Friday night. A teaser for the Gobbledygooker was included.
In-ring: Renee Young was standing by for an interview segment. First, she welcomed out C.M. Punk. Once Punk entered the ring, Renee introduced Daniel Bryan. The crowd exploded with "Yes!" shouts as Bryan bounced down to the ring. Renee first asked Punk for thoughts on their tag team victory last night against the Wyatts. Punk asked if they survived last night. "Yes!" Bryan shouted. Is the deck stacked against them because Bray Wyatt is also involved? "Yes!" But, is the silver lining that they finally get their hands on Bray? Yes! Is Bray a false prophet? Yes! Are they in Long Island? Yes! Ready for a fight? Yes! Is it completely weird that we all have our own microphones and Renee isn't asking any questions? Yes! Punk did a comedy bit asking a question that did not have a Yes or No answer, then all three paused for the crowd to react.
Punk then got serious that they always beat the odds, whether in handicap matches or anything else in WWE. Punk said it seems like The Authority's solution to everything is sticking people in handicap matches to solve problems. Punk mocked Triple H's creativity, then named a bunch of tag teams that they could put opposite them, name-dropping his Chicago wrestling buddies, before vowing to burn them all to the ground. Punk dropped the mic after exhausting himself.
Bryan then looked around the arena to find the closing number. Bryan said he's looked into the eyes of Bray Wyatt and knows he won't stop until he finishes them. But, they will not let that happen. And, there is only one question left. What time is it? "It's clobberin' time!" Punk shouted. Bray's video feed then cut in and the Wyatts made their way to the ring leading to break.
[Q8] [Commercial Break at 9:44]
5 -- C.M. PUNK & DANIEL BRYAN vs. THE WYATTS (BRAY WYATT & LUKE HARPER & ERICK ROWAN) -- handicap match
Back from break, the bell sounded. Harper removed Rowan's now-comedy lamb mask to "open his eyes" and begin the match. Rowan tried to overpower Punk early on, but Punk fought out. Harper and Bryan then entered, prompting the announcers to wonder if Harper found a washer between Survivor Series and Raw to clean his clothes. Bray then tagged in and got in some brief offense.
Rowan tagged in at 4:00, but lost control, allowing Punk to tag in for Bryan. Punk knocked Rowan to the outside, then he measured him for a big suicide dive that sent Rowan back-of-the-head-first into the guardrail. Back in the ring, Punk executed a neckbreaker to continue working on Punk's neck/head. Punk followed with a top-rope Macho Man elbow drop. But, he momentarily took his eye of the ball, allowing Rowan to back-drop him over the top rope to the outside. Wyatts in control heading to break.
[Commercial Break at 9:53]
Back from break four minutes before the top of the hour, the heels were in control working on Punk. They continued to work on Punk until he finally broke free and hot-tagged Bryan just before the top of the hour.
[Q9 -- third hour] Bryan smashed Bray with a suicide dive on the outside before neck-snapping Luke Harper and nailing a top-rope missile dropkick back in the ring. Bryan followed with repeated "Yes!" kicks to Harper, then a huracanrana. Bryan wanted the Yes! Lock and applied it, but Rowan broke up the hold from behind. Bryan then went corner-to-corner with dropkicks, but chaos ensued. The action broke down with five men in the ring. So, the ref, having lost control of the match, called for the bell, throwing out the match.
WINNER: No Contest at 13:28.
Post-bell, the Wyatts dragged Bryan out of the ring and sent him into the barricade. The Wyatts then picked up Bryan and dragged him away from the ringside area as Punk sold in the ring. "They're taking Daniel Bryan," JBL said under his breath.
Punk tried to leave the ring to give chase, but Roman Reigns showed up out of nowhere to spear Punk on the outside. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins then showed up to stand over Punk. Reigns got an idea for more damage, then The Shield dragged Punk into the ring. A Triple Powerbomb took out Punk, ending Punk's night as Shield stood tall over him. Meanwhile, Lawler noted Bryan has been taken hostage by the Wyatts.
After a replay of the events involving The Shield, Lawler said the message is you don't mess with The Wyatts...or The Shield. Shield continued to stand tall - with Reigns getting the focus - as Raw cut to break.
Is Paul Heyman in the middle of this?
[Commercial Break at 10:04]
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