Providence, Rhode Island
January 13, 2014
results thanks to wrestleview.com
RAW opens with a Vignette from the Wyatt Family recapping Daniel Bryan’s
transformation. The lights go out in the arena and The Wyatt Family is at
ringside staring at The Usos.
The Usos v. Bray Wyatt & Daniel Bryan w/ The Wyatt Family
Jey starts the match against Bryan and kicks him into the corner. Bray gets the tag and continues with the stomping. Bryan gets the tag back and chokes Jey over the second rope. Bryan sets Jet up on the apron with his head dangling off and runs for a knee. Bray gets the tag and delivers a splash in the corner. Bryan is back in again and keeps Jey grounded with methodical kicks. Bryan toys with Jey’s eyes before heading to a rear headlock. Jey fights to his feet and delivers a kick to Bryan’s head. Jimmy gets the tag and knees Bryan in the gut. Bryan is tossed out of the ring and regroups with Bray. Both Usos hit the ring and fly out over the top rope onto their opponents. The Usos roll their opponents back into the ring. Bryan and Bray are both on their backs as The Usos each climb a turnbuckle. Harper and Rowan charge up after the Usos to make the save.
Winners via DQ: The Usos
Rowan and Harper toss Jimmy out of the ring and continue to work on Jey. Jey dodges a splash and delivers a Superkick to Harper. The Usos hightail it to the back.
Bray leans over Bryan and whispers in his ear. Bryan extends his arms in a crucifix fashion and falls to his knees. Bray grabs him, kisses his forehead and then delivers Sister Abigail. Bray screams out that he is doing this for all of them. Harper and Rowan carry Bryan to the back.
John Cena v. Damien Sandow
They lock up until Cena pushes Sandow into the ropes. Cena leapfrogs and delivers an arm drag into an arm bar. Sandow is caught in a side headlock. He escapes and leapfrogs Cena but is countered on an arm drag attempt. Sandow recovers and stomps Cena down to the mat. The referee backs Sandow away from Cena in the corner. Sandow delivers a few headbutts followed by an overhead slam.
Sandow hits a neckbreaker and looks for a cover but Cena kicks out. Cena hits an arm drag and attempts an STF but is pushed back and placed in a leg lock. Cena launches Sandow up for a neckbreaker and tries a cover. Sandow kicks out. Cena climbs up to the top rope but Sandow charges right over. Sandow follows Cena up and looks for a Superplex. Cena fights him off and then connects with a tornado DDT! Cover, but Sandow kicks out. Cena looks for an AA but gets rolled up. Sandow plants Cena face first but still can’t capitalize. Cena catches Sandow in an STF but is too close to the ropes so Sandow makes it over for a break. Sandow gets behind Cena and locks on an STF of his own. Cena uses all of his strength to stand up while Sandow still has the hold applied. Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment and this match is over.
Winner: John Cena
After the match Cena gives his father a hug at ringside.
Promo airs for the WWE Network.
Kane and Bray Wyatt are in an office trying to decide what to do about the Wyatt Family and Uso situation. Brad suggests they face off in a steel cage. Kane agrees, but adds that the cage door will be locked shut. The only person with a key to the cage will be Kane.
Big Show v. Jack Swagger w/ Antonio Cesaro & Zeb Colter
Show pushes Swagger across the ring at the start of the clash of the singlets. Show continues to manhandle Jack and thrusts him across the ring. Swagger manages to nail a punch only to be clobbered with a shoulder block. Show hits a splash in the corner followed by a running spear. Show hits a chokeslam to quickly put this match in the books.
Winner: Big Show
After the match Antonio Cesaro enters the ring, but quickly scoots back out when he realizes he is outsized greatly. Cesaro takes off into the crowd. Zeb Colter is tending to the wounded Jack Swagger in the ring. Show smiles and enters the ring. Show walks over to Zeb and grabs him around the neck. Cesaro runs into the ring, but is quickly tossed out. Show once grabs Colter. Show winds up like he is going to deliver a Knockout Blow. Zeb pleads to be released. Show mocks releasing him, but then punches him square in the jaw. Show places his hand over his heart in celebration.
CM Punk & The New Age Outlaws v. The Shield
Billy Gunn starts the match with Dean Ambrose. Gunn hits an elbow off of a ship in the corner so Ambrose grabs him and tags in Rollins. Seth delivers several punches. Rollins ducks a clothesline but is hit with a swinging slam. Road Dogg gets the tag but is quickly punched in the face. Ambrose gets the tag for his team. Dogg catches his breath and then drops an elbow. Dogg gets behind Ambrose for a chin lock. Punk gets the tag and delivers punches in the corner. Ambrose blocks a charge and brings in Rollins. Punk lifts him up for a GTS but he scurries off. Reigns gets the tag and the crowd cheers. Reigns delivers a shoulder block and then slaps Punk in the face. Punk tries to lift him up but Reigns slips off. Punk tosses Reigns out of the ring and then follows after with a suicide dive.
Back from a commercial break and Dean Ambrose comes in to work CM Punk. Rollins gets the tag and punches Punk in the jaw. Rollins charges across the length of the ring for a splash and then looks for a pin. Punk kicks out. Ambrose is again the legal man and focuses on isolating Punk away from his corner. Ambrose tosses Punk out of the ring and then follows after. Ambrose whips Punk towards the steps but is reversed and hits them himself. Reigns tosses Ambrose back into the ring so he can be tagged by Rollins. Punk hits Rollins so Reigns gets the tag. Reigns drags Punk away from the corner and then delivers a crotch chop towards the New Age Outlaws. Punk kicks Reigns from behind and then crawls towards his corner.
The New Age Outlaws jump off the apron as Punk looks for a tag. This leaves Punk all alone as he falls victim to a spear from Roman Reigns.
Winners: The Shield
After the match the Shield continues to attack CM Punk. Reigns signals for the Triple Powerbomb. Punk is left lying lifeless in the ring.
Bray is in the back with Daniel Bryan and the Wyatts. He tells Bryan that society is a cage that they are doing everything they can to escape. He claims that inside the cage tonight they will find salvation and monsters.
The Funkadactyls v. AJ Lee & Tamina
Cameron starts the match off against Tamina. She uses her athleticism to take control at the start. Tamina lifts Cameron up and drops her stomach first over the top rope. Tamina drags her towards the middle of the ring and chokes her. AJ gets the tag and prances around before attempting a pin. Cameron kicks out. AJ cinches on a modified rear naked choke. AJ releases the hold and hits a cheap shot on Naomi that knocks her off the apron. AJ hits a Shining Wizard for the win.
Winners: AJ Lee & Tamina
After the match AJ and Tamina look to continue the attack but Naomi runs into the ring. She kicks Tamina and then delivers a rearview to AJ.
Randy Orton is walking through the back demanding to know where the Authority is.
Randy Orton walks into Kane’s office. He says that Lesnar wants a piece of him and Batista is coming back so he demands protection. Kane says that he understands but he can only control what happens tonight. Kane tells Orton to take out his frustration on Kofi Kingston.
The Ultimate Warrior is announced as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Renee Young is in the back with Paul Heyman. Heyman reminds the audience that Lesnar lives by the creed of Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat. Heyman claims that Big Show acted out of stupidity by picking a fight with Brock Lesnar.
Randy Orton v. Kofi Kingston
Orton takes control and tosses Kingston around the ring. Orton grabs him and then drops him stomach first on the top rope. Kofi falls to the outside of the ring. Orton follows after and takes Kofi near the commentators table. Kofi manages to smash Orton’s head into the table and then rolls him back into the ring. Kofi follows him in but gets tripped up and sent head first into the turnbuckle. Orton sets Kofi up on the turnbuckle and takes him up for a Superplex. Cover but Kofi kicks out. Kofi fights back and sends Orton out of the ring as the show heads to commercial.
Orton is in the middle of the ring with Kofi in a headlock. Kofi fights free and hits a back drop. Orton grabs Kofi and sends him up high over the top rope and follows him out. Orton tosses Kofi first into the steel steps and then into the steel post before sending him back in the ring. Orton gets behind Kofi for a rear headlock. Orton whips Kofi towards the corner but is blocked on a charge. Kofi sets up for a Boom Drop and connects. Kofi fights for another Boom Drop attempt but this time Orton has it scouted and stops him in his tracks. Orton looks to finish the match with an RKO but Kofi senses an opening and rolls Orton up for a surprise pinfall.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is furious. He paces around ringside and tosses the set around. Orton holds his hands over his ears as though he is losing complete control. Orton walks over to Cena’s father at ringside and clocks him. John Cena charges down towards Orton. Randy runs back so Cena checks on his dad. Medics rush over to assist.
Cena is in the back loading his father into an ambulance. Cena rides in the ambulance and leaves the arena.
Ryback & Curtis Axel v. The Rhodes Brothers
Axel starts the match off against Goldust. He falls victim to an arm lariat and tags in Ryback. Ryback delivers a hard clothesline. They look to lock up but instead Cody gets a tag. Cody leaps in for a moonsault and a cover. Ryback kicks out. Goldust gets the tag. Ryback brings in Axel who punches Goldust in the back of the head. Ryback again gets the tag and works a rear choke on Goldust. Goldust fights to his feet only to be lifted up high overhead and then slammed down hard. Axel gets the tag and whips Goldust into the corner. Goldust bounces back and elbows Axel. Ryback gets the tag. Goldust hits him with a bulldog. Cody gets the tag now and punches Axel in the jaw. Body springboards into the ring from the apron and hits a dropkick. Cody is distracted by Ryback so Goldust runs over and knocks Ryback off the apron. Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Axel for the win.
Winners: The Rhodes Brothers
Rey Mysterio v. Alberto Del Rio
Rey hits a tilt-a-whirl that sends Rio into the second rope. Rey looks for an early 619 but Rio rolls out of the ring. Rey jumps off the apron with a seated senton. Rey climbs to the top rope and again hits a seated senton. Rey kicks Rio in the back of the head and then goes for a cover. Rio kicks out. Rio slams Rey down and then punches him repeatedly. Rio hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and then goes for the cover. Rey moves out of the way of a charge so Rio hits the steel post. Rey connects with a tilt-a-whirl that sets Rio up for the 619. Rey’s swing connects. Rey climbs up to the top rope. Rio immediately charges and knocks him into the ring hard. Rio cinches on the Cross Arm Breaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match Alberto Del Rio cuts a promo once again directed towards Batista. He claims that people need to stop talking about Batista and start talking about Alberto Del Rio. Batista returns to RAW next week.
Punk walks into Kane’s office looking for The Authority. Kane says that Stephanie and Triple H aren’t at RAW. Punk is upset that there are now five guys coming after him for Triple H. The New Age Outlaws and The Shield combined are doing Triple H’s bidding. Kane says that he has no idea what Punk is talking about. He does however let Punk know that he will be in the Rumble this year and asks if Punk has a problem with that. Punk says that he does not have a problem with being in the Rumble; he has a problem with Kane.
Steel Cage Match
Daniel Bryan & Bray Wyatt v. The Usos
Bray and Bryan toss The Usos into the cage. Rowan and Harper pace around on the outside of the cage. One of the Usos attempts an early escape but Bryan climbs up after him. Both men are seated on top of the cage. Bryan is pushed back inside but Bray climbs up to pull The Usos back into the cage. Bray slams Uso’s head into the cage and he falls to the mat. The other Usos runs over and pulls Bray off the ropes. He then climbs up after Bryan and side slams him down to the mat. All four men are flat on their backs as the show heads to its final commercial.
Back from the break and the Usos are slugging away. Bray has his head slammed into the cage so he falls towards the ring. Uso leaps back towards Bray with a Somersaulting flip. Bryan places the other Uso in the tree of woe and then tries to climb out. Both Usos get behind Bryan and send him to the mat with a back slam. Cover but Bryan kicks out. Bray tosses one Uso into the steel cage and then counters a Superkick from the other. Bray attempts Sister Abigail but Uso’s partner halts it with a Superkick. The Usos head up to escape. Bryan and Bray try to pull them and keep them from escaping. The Usos kick back and sends their opponents to the mat. The Usos scurry up and both escape for the victory.
Winners: The Usos
After the match Rowan and Harper try to go on the attack but are fought off by the Usos. Daniel and Bray are still inside the ring. Much like earlier, Bray whispers in Bryan’s ear. Bryan extends his arms in a crucifix position and drops to his knees. Bray grabs him for Sister Abigail and kisses his head. Bryan pushes him away when he goes for the finisher. The crowd erupts. Bray tries to toy with Bryan by dropping down and extending his arms, inviting Bryan to attack him. Bryan simply stares on. Bray gets back to his feet and says that he knew that Bryan was a coward. Bray charges at Bryan. Daniel moves out of the way and punches Bray. Bryan charges at Bray in the corner and hits dropkick after dropkick. Rowan and Harper try to get to their leader but they are locked out of the cage. They attempt to climb but Bryan tosses Bray at them, which knocks them back and to the floor. Bryan sets up in the corner and points his fingers to the sky. The crowd begins to chant as he raises his arms up. Yes, yes, yes. Bryan runs at Bray full force and clocks him with his knee. Bryan climbs up the cage and sits on top. Bryan celebrates his freedom with the crowd as the show fades.