January 6, 2014
results thanks to wrestleview.com
Ric Flair is the first Superstar to hit the RAW screen in 2014. Flair makes
his way down to the ring wearing a suit and dark sunglasses. Flair welcomes the
crowd to this special edition of RAW. He says that tonight will be special as it
features the legends of old as well as some stylin’ and profilin’. Flair drops
the microphone and struts around the ring. The ring features red, white and blue
ropes. The turnbuckles are blue and there is a steel barricade around the ring
instead of the normal black one. WWE is using an old logo for the evening.
Randy Orton’s music hits and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion comes down to the ring. Orton says that tonight is not only about the past greats, but of course is about himself. Orton reminds the audience that he is the only headline Champion in the company. Orton asks Flair to leave the ring out of respect before getting something off of his chest. Orton is unhappy that Stephanie McMahon has granted John Cena a Title rematch at the Royal Rumble. Orton is upset that the Authority did what they felt was best for business instead of consulting him first. Randy claims he has nothing left to prove and asks that the Authority reverse their decision. Orton claims that he has proven that he is the man.
“Woahhhh,” says Ric Flair. He opted to stay in the corner instead of exiting the ring. Flair points out his two Hall of Fame rings and says they show how great they are. Flair believes Orton should face Cena once again and prove that he really is the man and not just a one-night wonder. Orton says that Flair may have been great but that was 25 years ago. In fact, Flair is overrated. Orton demands that Flair leave the ring. Flair says that he isn’t going to leave the ring and in fact has more preaching to do. Flair reminds Orton that he and Triple H picked Orton out ten years ago because they saw him as the future of the business. Randy was good looking and always had the ladies around him. But on the other side, Orton also brought a lot of immaturity with him. Orton tells Flair that maybe it’s time that he goes old school on him right now.
John Cena’s music hits. Cena makes his way down to the ring and gets between Flair and Orton. Cena has a microphone and says that every time Orton opens his mouth he drops to a new level of scumbag. Cena points out that instead of going to him or the Authority with his problem Orton is trying to take it out on Flair. Cena says that if Orton wants to go fight then he will fight. Orton instead decides to slink out of the ring.
“We’re here”. The Wyatt Family makes their entrance, which features the emergence of the newest Wyatt – Daniel Bryan. Bryan stares into Bray’s eyes as if possessed.
The Usos & Rey Mysterio v. Erick Rowan, Luke Harper & Daniel Bryan w/ Bray
Luke starts the match against Jimmy. They lock up at the start but quickly head to their corners. Daniel and Rey get the tag. The crowd is still mixed on what to chant with Bryan in the ring. Rey pushes Daniel back, which forces him out of the ring before a commercial break.
Rowan is now in the ring with Jey. Rowan has him in vice grip. Rowan lifts Uso up for a Fallaway Slam. Bryan gets the tag and kicks away relentlessly in the corner. Jey is stretched between the ropes. Rowan gets the tag and punches away at Jey’s gut. Jey hits a Superkick that allows him to tag in Rey. Mysterio hits Rowan with a Hurricarana that sets up a 619. Jimmy gets the tag off the 619 but whiffs on a splash. Harper and Bryan both tag themselves in, which forces an argument between the Wyatt clan. Bryan heads back to the apron. Jimmy catches Harper with a rollup for the win.
Winners: The Usos & Rey Mysterio
After the match the Wyatt clan paces back and forth in the ring.
Brad Maddox is in his office with three Hall of Famers who will be selected via the App to be a special guest referee tonight. It shall either be: Bob Backlund, Arn Anderson or Sgt. Slaughter. Kane walks into the office and wants to know if Bray has anything to say to his face after working behind his back last week. Brad asks if Kane is going to try and threaten him. Kane notes that if he were to put a hand on Brad then he would be fired. Kane also points out that if Brad were to get him fired then he would not have a position in the company and would definitely come after him. Kane encourages Brad to think through his moves carefully.
Big E. Langston is walking through the back and passes several legends including Ted Dibiase and I.R.S..
Big E. Langston v. Curtis Axel
Ryback joins in on commentary for this match. Axel takes it straight to Langston with several kicks. Axel takes Langston down with a snapmare. Langston starts to fight back but gets caught and then gut checked to the outside. Axel follows after and slams Langston’s head into the table. Langston shakes it off and returns the favor. Both men get back in the ring and Ryback tries to cause a distraction. Langston kicks Axel in the gut and then nails him with the Big Ending.
Winner: Big E. Langston
Guests: The Shield
Rowdy Roddy Piper makes his way down to the ring, which has been adorned like The Pit. Roddy says that he was old school before it was cool. The Shield’s music hits. Dean Ambrose is the first to talk. He asks who gave the old man a microphone. Ambrose says that Roddy should thank God that there was no Shield in his day because if there was then Piper never would have reached 112 years old. Piper says that he may be old but his mind is fine. Roddy says that there is only one man that can touch him on the microphone and it isn’t Ambrose, it’s CM Punk. Ambrose starts to shake. Ambrose yells to Piper that he should tread lightly in this situation.
Rollins jumps to his feet to back Ambrose off. Rollins says that Piper’s problem must be jealousy. After all Ambrose is a better US Champion than Piper ever was. Piper concedes that might be true, but there is something he knows. Rollins can’t beat Punk one on one and neither has Ambrose. Reigns will face Punk tonight. If Reigns wins, does that create a crack in the Shield? Rollins tells Reigns not to listen. Reigns gets to his feet and stares down Piper. He says that he is going to beat CM Punk tonight and if Piper ever touches him again he is going to break his old ass in half. The Shield looks to surround and attack Piper.
CM Punk’s music hits. He charges down to the ring to make the save with the New Age Outlaws! Together they clear the ring and celebrate.
Sin Cara v. Alberto Del Rio
Sin Cara is rocking purple gear this evening. Del Rio has fallen to Sin Cara twice in the past month on RAW. Rio whips Cara into the ropes but gets caught in a roll up. Rio kicks out. Cara trips up his opponent and tries for another pin. Rio against kicks out and this time responds with a kick. Cara hits an arm drag into a cover. Rio again kicks out. Cara looks for a see saw but instead gets stomped on. Cara misses a Tornado DDT but hits tilt-a-whirl. Cara wants to put it away but Del Rio catches him with a Superkick.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match Alberto Del Rio cuts a promo against Dave Batista. He says that people shouldn’t be talking about Batista at the Royal Rumble, they should be talking about Alberto Del Rio.
Daniel Bryan is backstage with the Wyatt Family. Bryan tells them that he joined them not just to learn because he has things to offer as well. Bryan has been a Tag Team Champion unlike them. Bryan offers to tag with either Rowan or Harper next week and show them how it is done. Bray says that won’t be necessary, because it will be him teaming with Daniel Bryan next week.
Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter v. The Rhodes Brothers
Goldust starts the match against Swagger. Swagger gets caught with an Atomic Drop before tagging in Antonio. Cesaro gets the tag and also gets caught with an Atomic Drop. Cody gets the tag and gets hit with an Uppercut. Cesaro tries to toss him out of the ring but Cody skins the cat. Cody hits an arm lariat and looks for a cover. Cesaro kicks out. Goldust gets the tag and tries a cover of his own but Cesaro still kicks out. Cesaro backs Goldust towards the corner to bring in Swagger. Jack knocks Goldust to his knees long enough to tag in Cesaro. Antonio immediately looks to a rear choke. Swagger is brought back in for a double team elbow into a cover. Goldust kicks out. Antonio cinches on a side choke. Goldust escapes and hits a boot into a Hurricarana. Cesaro kicks out of a cover. Cody gets the tag and tries a quick cover but Antonio kicks out. Cody knocks Swagger off the apron with a Disaster Kick as the show heads to commercial.
Swagger hits a Swagger Bomb on Cody followed by a Cesaro tag and leapfrog stomp. Cover but Cody kicks out. Cody is staggered but manages to crawl towards Goldust. Cesaro charges hard to knock Goldust to the outside. Still, Cesaro cannot capitalize with a pin. Swagger is the legal man and enters the ring. Cody attempts a Disaster Kick but Swagger catches his ankle and scores with a Patriot Lock. Cody tries but cannot crawl to the rope. Goldust runs in to make the save. Goldust hits a Spinebuster on Swagger and hits Cesaro with an arm drag. Goldust leaps from the top rope for a crossbody on both men. Swagger attempts to steal a roll up victory but Goldust kicks out. Goldust hits his finisher for the win.
Winners: The Rhodes Brothers
Booker T is in the back with DDP. DDP puts over his Yoga program and offers to help Booker perform a better Spinaroonie than he ever imagined. DDP demonstrates a leg stretch. Booker offers to show off some Yoga but gets sore. Ron Simmons approaches – DAMN!
The Great Khali w/ Ranjin Singh v. Damien Sandow
Special Guest Referee: Sgt. Slaughter
Sandow tries to scurry around his foe but only manages to get himself chopped around the ring. Sandow switches places with Khali and unloads as he stomps him down to the ground. Khali gets back to his feet and hits a couple of clotheslines. Sandow hits a vicious chop that knocks him down. Khali covers. Sandow gets his foot on the bottom rope by the count of one. Khali gets the win anyway.
Winner: Great Khali
After the match Damien Sandow begins argue with Slaughter that his leg was on the rope. This only results in Sandow being caught in a Cobra Clutch! Ranjin, Khali & Slaughter dance to end the segment.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way down to the ring. Heyman says that according to Lesnar Old School does not mean parading out “legends”. Old School should mean one man reigning supreme and taking over by wiping out everyone in his path. For instance, back in the day Bruno Sammartino reigned supreme. Then there was the like of Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Heyman says that it does not at all matter whether Cena or Randy Orton is the Champion after the Royal Rumble, the Champions reign has an expiration date. Heyman claims Lesnar as not just the self proclaimed #1 Contender, but the #1 man in sports today. Not even an Olympian like Mark Henry could take him out. Heyman runs down Lesnar’s new moniker – eat, sleep, conquer, repeat.
Mark Henry’s music hits and he comes down to the ring. Lesnar is ready to go. Henry flies at him with some punches. Instead of resorting to slams like last week, Lesnar grabs Henry’s arm and wrenches into a Kimura Lock. Lwsnar’s music hits and trainers have to choice but to run to Henry’s aid.
Lesnar starts to walk towards the back but The Big Show’s music hits. Show starts to walk towards the ring. Instead of fighting Lesnar walks back and into the ring. Lesnar goads him into the ring. Show heads over the top rope but Lesnar hops right out. Show scowls as Heyman and Lesnar head to the back. Heyman plays a bit of a distraction, which allows Lesnar to roll in the ring. Show grabs Lesnar and tosses him across the ring. Heyman begs Lesnar to stay away from Show and they head to the back.
The Bella Twins v. Alicia Fox & Aksana
Alicia starts the match against Nikki. Nikki hits a couple of arm drags and then an arm bar. Alicia tries to land on her feet after a flip but only ends up sprawled in the corner. Alicia flies face first off of a monkey flip and out of the ring. Nikki scurries out to bring her back in. Alicia dropkicks Nikki’s knee and then uses the rope to stretch it. Aksana gets the tag and continues the work on Nikki’s leg. Nikki escapes a heel lock and tags in Brie. Aksana meets a knee to the face but blocks a second and knocks Nikki off the apron. Brie heads to the second rope. She screams, “Brie Mode” and totally misses her opponent. Aksana covers her for the win.
Winners: Alicia Fox & Aksana
3MB v. Too Cool (Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty & Grandmaster Sexay)
Sexay starts against Jinder and hits a bulldog. Scotty gets the tag and kicks up after a double team shoulder block. Drew McIntyre gets the tag but Scotty lays him out flat. Scotty connects with the W.O.R.M! Drew gets back on his feet and levels Scotty with a boot to the face. Jinder gets the tag and places Scotty in a choke. Sexay tries to get the crowd to pump up his partner. Scotty is finally able to escape and makes it over to Rikishi. Rikishi barrels into the ring and clears house. Drew is tossed out of the ring. Slater heads to the outside instead of falling victim. Rikishi hits a Superkick on Jinder and tries for a cover. Drew makes the save. Rikishi hits a double clothesline. Sexay leaps from the top rope for a leg drop. Jinder tries to Sunset Flip Rikishi but only ends up being sat on.
Winners: Too Cool
Too Cool dances to celebrate after the match.
Justin Roberts announces that one last time they want to recognize the legends. The Godfather’s music hits and all of the legends walk out onto the ramp. Justin Roberts introduces them all one by one.
Flea markets across the country are in a panic today because these legends aren’t present to sign 25-year-old photographs for only a handful of people to remember who they were. Their glory days are over and will never return. Barrett vows to forget their names as soon as they walk out the building.
Mean Gene Okerlund comes out and introduces the New Age Outlaws. Billy Gunn & Road Dogg perform their entrance on the way down and into the ring. Road Dogg introduces CM Punk. They will be joining him at ringside for his match against Roman Reigns.
CM Punk w/ The New Age Outlaws v. Roman Reigns w/ The Shield
Punk and Reigns lock up. Punk gets a side headlock, which he uses to take Reigns to the mat. Reigns gets back on his feet and pushes Punk towards the corner. Punk runs the ropes but gets hit with a shoulder block as the show heads to commercial.
Back from the break and Punk has been tossed out of the ring. The commentators remind the audience that Punk has been suffering from a concussion. Reigns gets behind Punk for a bear hug which he uses to connect with a belly-to-back suplex. Reigns punches Punk square in the jaw. Cover, but Punk kicks out. Punk blocks a splash in the corner and tries to sneak in a pin but no luck. Punk charges at Reigns but only gets caught in another bear hug. Punk is slammed down for a cover. Punk kicks out. Both men fight back to their feet. Punk nails Reigns with a hard kick to the jaw. Punk keeps up the pace with a neckbreaker and a cover. Reigns kicks out. Punk charges for a high knee in the corner. Cover, but Reigns kicks out. Punk hits a second high knee and another cover but still can’t put the match away. Punk signals that he is going to go up top. He climbs to the top rope but Reigns runs up and punches him. Reigns climbs up after Punk and tries to set up a Superplex. Punk fights him back and sends him down to the ground. Punk leaps from up top for a flying elbow. Punk calls for the GTS.
The Shield looks to get involved. The New Age Outlaws try to stop them but they get tossed into the barricade and table. Punk flies out with a suicide dive to take out The Shield.
Punk springboards back into the ring but is clocked with a punch. Cover, but Pun kicks out. Reigns sets up for a spear. Punk jumps at the last second so Reigns crashes shoulder first into the steel post. Punk tries a roll up but Reigns kicks out. Both men work back to their feet. Punk hits a high kick to the skull. Reigns again kicks out. Punk lifts Reigns up for a GTS but Dean Ambrose jumps up on the apron for a distraction. Reigns hits a spear for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match The Shield stands victorious in the ring until – Jake “The Snake”! Jake’s music hits and he walks down to the ring with a bag over his shoulder. The New Age Outlaws and Punk spring up to clear the ring of everyone except Dean Ambrose. Ambrose is left lying near lifeless in the middle of the ring after the attack. Jake walks inside and opens the bag. The Snake! Jake takes his snake and dangles it over the body of Ambrose. Jake kisses the snake and then places it back on top of Ambrose as Old School comes to a close.