WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 10/14 (Hour 3): Bryan vs. Del Rio, Tag Title main event, Big Show involved
Oct 14, 2013 - 10:04:19 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
Third Hour Raw Results
Daniel Bryan made his ring entrance for the top-of-the-third-hour featured match before Raw cut to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:06]
Back live, Bryan was continuing to lead the crowd in "Yes!" chants before WWE hyped Bryan vs. Randy Orton for the vacant WWE Title at the HIAC PPV. Alberto Del Rio was then introduced as Bryan's opponent as the announcers hyped Shawn Michaels's "HB-Shizzle" catchphrase and Twitter account. As Del Rio made his entrance, the announcers plugged Del Rio vs. John Cena for the World Title at the HIAC PPV. JBL questioned whether Cena is healthy-enough for the match, which Cole tried to shoot down.
8 -- World Hvt. champion ALBERTO DEL RIO vs. DANIEL BRYAN -- non-title match
Bryan started quick with Yes! Kicks as the announcers went crazy arguing for and against Triple H, then switching. Mainly, Cole, who couldn't decide which side to be on. Del Rio took control at 3:00 and slowed down the pace, but Bryan lured Del Rio in for a round of Yes! Kicks. Bryan then measured Del Rio for a corner dropkick, but Del Rio moved and Bryan ate the turnbuckles. Del Rio in control heading to break.
[Q10] [Commercial Break at 10:15]
Back from break, Bryan was standing on the top rope for a diving headbutt, but Del Rio moved and Bryan ate the mat. Del Rio then kicked Bryan in the mid-section before being lured into the Yes! Lock. Del Rio fought to the ropes, though, for a break. Del Rio came back with a double-foot stomp to Bryan's back before the camera focused on Del Rio's mouth bleeding.
At 10:00, Del Rio backed up to one corner and mocked Bryan with "Yes!" chants before trying a corner attack, but Bryan intercepted. Meanwhile, on commentary, Cole misremembered the last time they saw Cena - Cole said it was Summerslam, but it was the night after Summerslam. Del Rio then slapped on a reverse chinlock as the announcers reinforced the term "The Authority" over and over to hammer home the new name for the McMahon Power Couple.
At 12:00, Del Rio went for a corner enziguiri, but he awkwardly fell to the mat as Bryan moved out of the way. Bryan then measured Del Rio for knee strikes into a flying strike. Bryan got himself fired up and excited, then charged Del Rio with a corner kick. Bryan then put Del Rio up top for a huracanrana, which resulted in a two count.
Reset, another "The Authority" reference from Lawler, and Bryan dumped Del Rio to the outside. Bryan landed a suicide dive into the barricade, then rolled the World champ back into the ring. As Del Rio recovered, Bryan climbed up-top to deliver a double-foot dropkick for a close two count.
Suddenly, Randy Orton's voice interrupted. Orton spoke from the Titantron that he's very sorry about what happened to Brie Bella, but he's going to check on her right now. Orton decided that 15 minutes into the match would be a good time to distract Bryan? Orton then entered the trainer's room and closed the door. Shrieking was heard on the other side of the door. Back in the ring, Del Rio waited out Orton's message to roll up Bryan, but Bryan escaped a pin attempt.
Del Rio tried to end Bryan with the cross arm-breaker, but Bryan kicked Del Rio in the head and bailed from the ring. Bryan ran up the entrance ramp to the backstage area as the ref counted in the ring. WWE cut to a backstage shot of Bryan hitting the trainer's room, where Brie and Nikki were standing by. No sign of Orton as the bell sounded in the background, signaling a count-out. The Bellas pretended to act concerned as Orton beat down Bryan in the trainer's room. Refs finally spilled out to get Orton to leave before Bryan was checked on.
WINNER: Del Rio via count-out at 16:28. They're back to the Battleground booking of trying to make Orton-Bryan seem "personal" by having Orton terrorize Brie, but WWE probably should have gone a different direction with the person assigned the role of Bryan's fiancee. Poor acting from the Bellas took viewers out of the moment here.
[Q11] [Commercial Break at 10:29]
Video Game plug: WWE 2K14 featuring the voices of Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior, Stone Cold, John Cena, and more.
GM Office: The Shield talked trash about Daniel Bryan, then the "Rhodes Boys." Stephanie McMahon told Shield they lost the last time they faced off, then Triple H told them it's No DQ, so finish the Rhodes Brothers tonight. Shield left. Suddenly, Stephanie grabbed Hunter for a make-out session. Apparently Stephanie was turned on by Hunter booking a No DQ match. The announcers reacted accordingly back on-camera.
Announcers: Cole and Co. transitioned to a discussion of John Cena, wondering if he's coming back too early from injury. A video documenting Cena's injury recovery started with Cena's post-Summerslam promo leaving WWE, then footage of Cena's medical procedure. Next up were clips of Cena "Touting" some rehab moments. "These are the darkest of times," Cena dramatically stated in August. A shrunken-down Cena was shown working on his bench press trying to get his triceps moving. More rehab clips, then Cena said The Champ returns at Hell in a Cell. On commentary, Lawler called Cena an "incredible human being."
In-ring: Goldust's music played to bring out Goldust for the TV main event. Goldust's music transitioned to Cody Rhodes's music to bring out Cody to join his brother.
[Commercial Break at 10:38]
This Friday on Smackdown: C.M. Punk makes a "rare" Smackdown appearance.
In-ring: The Rhodes Bros. were standing by in the ring, then The Shield's music played to bring out the trio of Tag Champs and U.S. champion. JBL wondered why the Rhodes Bros. are getting this Tag Title shot ahead of teams such as The Usos, who Cole said are a bit on-edge watching what happens in this match-up. Once everyone was in the ring, Justin Roberts handled formal ring introductions.
9 -- WWE tag champions THE SHIELD (SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS w/U.S. champion Dean Ambrose) vs. RHODES BROS. (GOLDUST & CODY RHODES) -- WWE Tag Title match -- No DQ match
As Dean Ambrose watched ringside, Cody and Rollins started the match. Suddenly, the announcers came to an agreement on the difference between opportunity and punishment tonight on Raw. Then, JBL played contrarian intentionally confusing the issue after it was settled.
[Q12] Ambrose got involved two minutes in by grabbing Cody's foot from the outside, allowing Shield to take advantage and begin working on Cody. Cody found himself on the outside, where Reigns rocked Cody with forearms and slaps. Back in the ring, Cody tried to fight back against The Shield, but Rollins cut him off and continued to wear down Cody.
Cody broke free at 5:00 and tagged in Goldust, who set up Rollins for a corner kick to the open crotch, but Rollins adjusted himself and instead took a bulldog for a nearfall. Goldust then airballed a flying clothesline and spilled to the outside. Goldust sold on the outside, Ambrose smiled, and Raw cut to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:50]
This Friday: What's next for Cody Rhodes and Goldust on Smackdown?
Back live on Raw, The Shield was working on Goldust in the heel corner. Shield continued to knock the facepaint off Goldust's face, but Goldust continued to escape pin attempts. Meanwhile, the announcers referenced Dusty Rhodes watching this match at home, pulling for his sons to win the Tag Titles. On cue, Shield lost control of the match as Lawler said the tag champs haven't done enough to take advantage of the No DQ stipulation.
Hot tag to Cody, who teed off on Roman Reigns, angering the muscle of the group. Cody then rolled up Roman for a close two count. Rhodes followed with a top-rope moonsault for another close nearfall. Cody then kicked Ambrose off the ring apron before measuring Reigns for a springboard dropkick. But, Rollins broke up a pin attempt.
Chaos. Action all over the place. Back in the ring, Cody wanted Cross Rhodes to Reigns, but Ambrose jumped Cody from behind. More chaos. Shield knocked around Goldust, then Ambrose jumped Cody and pounded away on him in the ring. Lawler said this is The Authority's fault, prompting JBL to dismiss their conspiracy theories.
Shield wanted to end Cody with a triple powerbomb, but Goldust entered the ring with chair in-hand and smashed around Shield with chair shots. Lawler said it's like "Tito Ortiz." Did he mean Red Sox slugger David Ortiz? The match came down to Goldust, Reigns, and a chair. Goldust avoided a chair swing, then splashed Reigns off the ropes.
[Q13 -- over-run] Chaos everywhere. Suddenly, Rollins grappled Cody on the outside and gave him a running bucklebomb into the barricade. Goldust was left alone in the ring with Reigns, who took an atomic drop. Goldust then dumped Rollins to the outside before clotheslining Reigns and himself over the top rope. Bodies everywhere. No one in the ring. Suddenly, Ambrose attacked Goldust from behind on the outside. More chaos on the outside. Suddenly, Reigns charged Goldust and speared him through the gimmicked barricade in front of the timekeeper.
At 18:00, Ambrose scooped up Cody's lifeless body and rolled him into the ring before picking up a worn out Reigns. Suddenly, the crowd popped as Big Show came charging through the crowd. Big Show, in street clothes, smashed Ambrose, then KO Punched Rollins. Show then spotted Reigns in the ring. Reigns ducked a kick from Cody, but he didn't avoid the KO Punch from Show. Show smiled with a crazy look in his eyes, then Cody covered Reigns for a three count. New tag champs.
Post-match: Show walked right back out of the crowd into the stands as Cody and Goldust celebrated in the ring. Triple H then hit the ring and shoved the new tag champs out of the ring before looking toward Show, who was doing "Yes!" chants in the crowd. Show celebrated with the crowd as Hunter paced the ring. WWE went to final shots of the new tag champs on the stage, Hunter seething in the ring, and Show standing tall in the crowd as Raw signed off four minutes past the top of the hour.
WINNERS: Rhodes Bros. at 19:07 to capture the WWE Tag Titles. A much-needed hot match after an overall dull show to this point. Right now, it's pretty clear that the big match/feud for WWE is Big Show vs. Hunter (or a surrogate) as Bryan continues to slide down the ladder of importance leading into Hell in a Cell. Big win for the Rhodes Bros., too. It's apparent WWE will keep building up a deal where Hunter increasingly tries to prevent Show from messing with his business, only to have Show increase his efforts to frustrate and anger Hunter, setting up a match where Show puts something at stake in order to get something from Hunter.
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