#RAWAtlanta — WWE’s Monday Night Raw returns tonight (Oct. 13, 2014) from Atlanta. After John Cena gave Dean Ambrose a little payback at SmackDown, how will the unstable one respond tonight? After undergoing “sensitivity training”, Big Show should be back tonight to deal with Rusev. Paige is after AJ Lee’s title, and what the heck is going on with Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family? See how it all plays out tonight.
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Dean Ambrose starts the show talking about his upcoming match with John Cena at Hell in a Cell. Cena of course comes out too.
#TheAuthority makes the match for @JohnCena & @TheDeanAmbrose, teaming vs. @WWEUsos vs. @Goldust & @StardustWWE! #RAW pic.twitter.com/rY4owAQsm6
— WWE (@WWE) October 14, 2014
John Cena/Dean Ambrose vs. The Usos vs. Gold and Stardust
#TripleThreat — After the Usos get the better of Cena and Ambrose, Gold and Stardust work over the Usos. Ambrose gets a little payback with a clothesline on Goldust outside the ring. Uso tags Cena in and goes for an AA on Stardust, but he escapes and Goldust counters with a slam. Usos then come in and take out Gold and Stardust outside the ring. Cena comes off the top rope onto all of them on the floor, then Ambrose does the same. They throw Gold and Stardust back in and pin them both.
RESULT: Cena and Ambrose pin Gold and Stardust
BREAKING NEWS: Following the match HHH announces Cena and Ambrose will battle tonight in a no-holds barred contract on a pole match, with the winner getting a shot at Seth Rollins at Hell in a Cell. They were supposed to do this match at Hell in a Cell, but instead will do it tonight apparently.
AJ Lee/Layla vs. Paige/Alicia Fox
AJ nails Fox with a spin kick, but Alicia catches her off the ropes with a big back breaker. Paige tags in but gets chased around the ring. Alicia comes back in and gets caught in the ropes after missing a kick. AJ tries to tag Layla but she won’t tag her. AJ is forced to fight and pins Alicia then goes after Layla.
RESULT: AJ Lee pins Alicia Fox
BREAKING NEWS: Orton wants the loser of Cena vs. Ambrose at Hell in a Cell. HHH and Steph like it and agree to it.
We see another strange video about Bray Wyatt and what appears to be some disharmony in the Wyatt Family. We haven’t seen any of them for awhile now though. Where’s all this going?
Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler
Cesaro is doing guest commentary. After Ziggler works Orton over for a bit, Orton slams him with a big suplex. Dropkick off the ropes from Ziggler puts Orton on the mat. He bounces right back though and tosses Ziggler over the ropes. Ziggler comes back and works Orton over outside the ring but can’t get the pin. Orton introduces Ziggler’s shoulder into the steel pole through the turnbuckles. Orton starts to go for a DDT but Ziggler counters then drop kicks him to the floor. As Orton appears to debating with himself on whether to go back in the ring, Seth Rollins walks out with his Money in the Bank briefcase. … Orton has Ziggler in a headlock after beating up on him outside the ring. Orton puts him back in the ring but can’t pin him. Rollins smiles. Orton puts Ziggler on the ropes and is trying to set up a suplex but gets headbutted off. Orton fights his way back up and succeeds with the superplex off the top rope. But he still can’t pin Ziggler. Ziggler ralllies with punches, then hits a neckbreaker and a flying elbow but can’t pin Orton. Orton catches a kick, spins Ziggler around and hits a powerslam, but can’t pin. He gives him a DDT off the second rope. Ziggler almost pins Orton after landing a Famouser. Orton counters another Famouser attempt with a neck breaker in mid-air and gets the pin. Very impressive. Rollins looks on.
RESULT: Randy Orton pins Dolph Ziggler
Rollins comes in the ring after the match and curb stomps Ziggler, then holds his briefcase in the air as the crowd boos. Orton looks on.
Jack Swagger vs. Seth Rollins
Randy Orton comes out to watch after a few minutes, much like Rollins did in his match with Ziggler. Swagger does pretty good early on but Rollins turns it around momentarily before Swagger hits him with a German Suplex and almost pins him. Swagger slings him into the turnbuckles before hitting a big body drop, then a Swagger Bomb, but can’t get the pin. Swagger runs into a boot, but catches Rollins coming off the ropes and slams him. But still no pin. Swagger hits a knee tackle but can’t get the Patriot Lock. Rollins lands a side kick to the throat of Swagger and he goes down. Rollins ends up rolling Swagger for the pin. Orton then comes in and RKO’s Swagger and gets right in Rollins’ face where they exchange words. Rollins leaves with his briefcase.
RESULT: Rollins pins Swagger
Rusev vs. Big Show
Rusev runs into a boot right off the bat. Big Show works him over before tossing him through the ropes, slams his head into the announcers table, and gives him a big slap on the chest. He then slings him into the barricade. Back in the ring and Big Show slaps him out onto the floor. Slams him into the barricade again. Big Show steps on his face, throws him back in the ring and slaps him across the chest. Big Show goes in and headbutts Rusev, then drops an elbow on him. No offense at all from Rusev so far. Rusev gives him a Tomahawk Chop in honor of Atlanta. Rusev comes back with a drop kick that takes the big man down after coming off the ropes. Rusev stomping him over and over, then tosses the giant over the top rope. … commercial break … Rusev working over Big Show, has him in a head and arm choke. Big Show breaks out and gives him a headbutt. He climbs on the middle rope and goes for an elbow, but Rusev moves out of the way. Rusev looking for the choke again, he picks Rusev up for the big slam, goes for teh KO punch but Rusev ducks and counters, then puts Big Show in the Accolade. Mark Henry comes ringside to cheer on Big Show. Rusev goes over and kicks Henry, then goes back and puts Big Show back in the submission hold. Henry intervenes and knocks Rusev out of the ring. Rusev declared winner and Henry helps Big Show up.
RESULT: Rusev defeats Big Show by DQ due to Mark Henry intervening
The flag drops after the match with Big Show and Henry still in the ring. They go to confront Rusev at ringside. Rusev attacks Henry, then turns around to come at Big Show but eats the KO punch and the Russian goes out cold.
Reality TV personality Todd Chrisley of “Chrisley Knows Best” makes an appearance at the announcers table to promote the upcoming season premiere on USA network. This tweeter shared his thoughts on Todd:
Todd Chrisley is the most ambiguous character on RAW since Goldust's heyday. #RAWTonight
— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) October 14, 2014
Sheamus vs. Miz
After Sheamus works Miz over for a bit, Miz hits him with a DDT. Sheamus rallies and throws Miz out the ring. Mizdow trying to distract but eats a Brogue kick. Sheamus still looking for Miz who crawled under the ring. Ref is counting… Miz hops back in the ring on the other side and Sheamus gets counted out. The stunt double did his job tonight.
RESULT: Miz wins after Sheamus is counted out
Natalya/Brie Bella/Naomi vs. Summer Rae/Nikki Bella/Cameron
Cameron and Nattie kick it off. Cameron hits her with a suplex, then tags in Nikki who smashes her off the ropes with a forearm. She can’t get the pin though and puts her in a choke and slams her into the corner. Nikki tags Summer Rae and she works over Nattie as well before she moves on a leg drop and tags out to Brie. Brie works over Summer Rae and almost pins her before Cameron jumps in. Summer tags Nikki who comes after Brie. Brie counters a slam attempt then hits a face slam on Nikki and gets the pin.
RESULT: Brie Bella pins Nikki
John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose – contract on a pole match
HHH and Stephanie are sitting ringside. First person to climb the pole and grab the contract will face Rollins at Hell in a Cell. After Cena and Ambrose enter the ring and are about to start Rollins walks out — and so does Randy Orton. Kane also walks out with them and are standing ringside as well. Both Cena and Ambrose go for the pole. Ambrose working Cena over to start and stomps on him in the corner. Ambrose going for the pole and gets suplexed, and his head bounces off the match. Cena lands three more hard suplexes. Cena slings him to the ropes and goes for a Bull Dog but Amrose throws him out of the ring. Instead of going for the contract he meets Cena on the floor and ends up suplexing him. Ambrose goes for the contract but Cena comes from behind and suplexes him. Cena ends up getting Ambrose in an STF, Ambrose bites him then drop kicks him out the ring. He dives out on top of Cena and slams him into the steps. Cena returns the favor. Ambrose counters and gets into it with Rollins at ringside. Cena comes over and they both start working over Kane, Orton and Rollins. Cena is busy with Kane while Ambrose climbs the pole and gets the contract. Ambrose will face Rollins, Cena will face Orton at Hell in a Cell.
RESULT: Ambrose gets the contract and will face Rollins at Hell in a Cell (Cena will face Orton)