Raw live from Los Angeles, California opened with guest host Betty White being introduced to the crowd. She was led out by The Big Show before telling the crowd that she was going to “kick some ass”, only to be interrupted by Triple H and Stephanie.
The Authority hugged Betty before heading down to the ring, where they clarified that they only said they would reconsider the face of the company, regarding Daniel Bryan’s win over Randy Orton last week, before they were interrupted by The Viper.
Stephanie told Randy that he should go back to the locker room and prepare for his match but Randy said he had come out to apologise for his actions.
Stephanie then revealed that they couldn’t trust him before Randy told her it was all coming from the heart, as the crowd chanted for “Daniel Bryan.”
The Viper then said that he wanted to be the real face of the company and everything that went with it including the talk shows, because he was better than everyone in that locker room, a stance Bryan took offence to.
He asked Randy if he thought he was the heart and soul of the WWE, Stephanie then said she didn’t appreciate being interrupted so superstars now had to make appointments with Kane.
He then talked about how he beat Randy Orton and tonight he wants a match with Kane. Stephanie then told him that Kane was on administrative leave for a week and had a letter of reprimand in his performance appraisal file.
Daniel then asked who was doing her performance approval, before telling them they were a combination of arrogance and stupidity, Randy then told him to show The Authority some respect.
Daniel then went onto insult all three people in the ring before Triple H told him he wasn’t fighting tonight, he was having a well-deserved night off. Daniel then began the “no” chants and everyone left Bryan in the ring alone.
Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Goldust v The Wyatt Family
Following Bray and Goldust’s match on Smackdown, this showdown was made with Cody starting things out against Eric Rowan, sporting a knee brace after an injury he sustained following a moon-sault of the top of the steel cage on Raw last week.
Goldust tagged in as did Luke Harper, the veteran showed some in ring improvement pulling of the hurracanrana from the corner, Cody then tagged in and hit the missile drop kick before throwing Rey to the outside to deliver some unique offence.
Goldust took the brunt of the punishment throughout the match as The Wyatts used the quick tags to gain the advantage, Dust threw Rowan to the outside but Harper tagged in and tried to stop Goldust making the tag but failed after a power-slam and Mysterio got the tag.
Rey hit a DDT to Harper before the 619, with the action spilling to the outside leaving Harper and Mysterio as the two legal men.
Rey attempted the 619 again but didn’t see Bray tag in and Bray hit Sister Abigail for the win.
After the match Bray cut a promo from his rocking chair about how The Shield are going to fail at Elimination Chamber, referring to them as little toy soldiers in a war not meant for them.
BACKSTAGE: Renee Young is with The Shield, Roman told her that actions speak louder than words, and Dean said that they will destroy the Wyatt Family. She then asked Dean why he hadn’t defended his title for a while, Dean said it would take too much paper work and Roman looked at him and asked what kind of champion he is before Dean issued an open challenge for the title tonight.
BACKSTAGE: The Divas were with Betty White before Vickie Guerrero interrupted and welcomed her to Monday night Raw and The New Age Outlaws then told her they were here to protect her.
Santino Marella v Fandango
Emma and Summer were at ringside as the two superstars clashed, Santino tried to take it to Fandango in the opening stages but the Dancing Superstar hit back with slaps.
The Miz again interrupted saying how he was side-lined so that a match like this could happen before leaving, meanwhile in the ring Fandango hit the leg drop from the top rope for the win.
BACKSTAGE: Byron Saxton was joined by Sheamus. He asked the Irish superstar about teaming with Christian tonight, to which Sheamus replied that he had respect for Christian which is why he things they will team well tonight but he is not taking Elimination Chamber lightly.
Sheamus and Christian v The Real Americans
Christian and Cesaro started the match up, the two will clash in two weeks inside Elimination Chamber and tonight Cesaro gained the upper-hand over The Veteran before tagging in Swagger.
Sheamus received the tag to a big crowd reaction before dropping the suplex for a two count. Cesaro came back in against another of his opponents at The Elimination Chamber and stood strong against The Irishman.
Christian and Sheamus used the quick tags to pick Cesaro apart, but Sheamus was thrown to the outside and Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro combined to knock Sheamus off the apron.
Christian took the tag and got a two count off the sunset flip before going for the Kill-switch but Cesaro hit the upper cut for a two count of his own.
Cesaro hit ten rotations on the Cesaro swing to Christian. Sheamus and Swagger were left in the ring and the pace quickened before Sheamus went for The Brogue Kick but Cesaro hit the elbow to the face before being dumped out of the ring. Swagger locked in The Patriot lock but Christian hit the cross body to break up the submission manoeuvre and Sheamus hit the Brogue Kick for the win.
BACKSTAGE: John Cena was with Renee Young and she asked John about his thoughts on tonight’s match. John talked about how WWE has been dominated by Randy and John and his match tonight against The Viper is about their future, because tonight he closes his rivalry with Randy Orton by beating him in the middle of the ring.
Dolph Ziggler v Alberto Del Rio
For the first time since their World Heavyweight Championship rivalry last year, these two clashed, with Del Rio in the mists of a rivalry with Batista.
Ziggler hit the famouser early on but only got the two count, Del Rio recovered to hit the shining Wizard to the face for the win.
After the match Del Rio locked in the cross arm breaker on Dolph before Batista’s music hit and The Animal ran straight in and Speared The Mexican before him at the steel steps, off the barricade and hit the Batista Bomb through the announce table.
BACKSTAGE: Batista and Triple H are backstage, with the COO telling The Animal not to go off like that again, he said he was just trying to fit him into what’s best for business, before announcing that Del Rio and Batista will clash at Elimination Chamber.
Lita was then announced as the third inductee in the 2014 Hall Of Fame.
BACKSTAGE: Betty White and The New Age Outlaws are drinking tea and Road Dogg spiked her drink with something whilst Billy Gunn distracted her. But Betty switched the cup and Billy drank the spiked drink.
The New Age Outlaws then joined the commentary team without a desk for the upcoming tag team match.
The Usos v Ryback and Curtis Axel
Curtis Axel took it to Jimmy Uso in the outset before Ryback tagged in and used his strength over the stronger man, the whole time Billy Gunn was feeling the effects of the cup of tea he drank at ringside.
Ryback was tagged in and Jimmy hit the corkscrew from the top rope before tagging in Jay. Jay got the two count over Axel before Ryback broke it up and Jimmy threw him to the outside, Jay then hit a super kick to the face of Curtis before flying out of the ring and onto Ryback, making a tag to his brother on the way. Jimmy then hit the splash for the win.
Road Dogg jumped up after the match and looked like he was going to attack the Usos but Billy Gunn ran to the back holding himself, looking like he really needed the toilet.
The Shield made their entrance when Raw returned as Dean Ambrose was set to make an open challenge to anyone who wants to fight for his US title.
Mark Henry answered the challenge and the match got underway.
Dean Ambrose v Mark Henry
Roman and Seth were at ringside as Dean took on The World’s strongest man. Henry used his strength over the psychotic Ambrose until Dean found an opening in the corner, but Henry fought out and toyed with Ambrose throwing him into the steel post.
Dean then took the padding off Henry’s elbow and tried to use his injury to his advantage but Henry threw Ambrose to the outside.
Raw returned with Ambrose on top, but Mark Henry threw him from the top rope and began to build momentum slamming the lunatic to the mat.
Dean then went for his finisher but Henry through him to the rope before delivering The World’s Strongest slam, Dean was down and Seth had to make the save to stop him losing his title, Seth and Roman were thrown to the outside and Mark continued to beat Dean before Roman hit the spear.
The Wyatts then came out to interrupt The Shield who climbed back out of the audience and the two teams had a face off either side of the ring. Roman stepped in the ring but Bray backed out as the rest of The Shield joined him.
AJ Lee, Aksana and Alicia v Cameron and The Bella Twins
With Naomi still out injured, Cameron and The Bellas took on The Divas Champion and The real divas Nikki started out against AJ but the Divas Champion tagged out to Aksana, Nikki then did the worm then slammed Aksana before making the tag to Brie.
The twins looked like they were going for poetry in motion but Brie slipped off Nikki’s back but still managed to recover and hit the corner clothesline before she hit the missile drop kick from the top rope.
Alicia Fox was then tagged in and locked Brie in a submission manoeuvre before but Brie hit a drop kick to the face and tagged in Cameron.
Cameron showed signs of real ring improvement as the hit the head scissors on Alicia and Aksana came in off the tag and received a DDT for the win.
Kane’s music hit and the big red machine approached the ring regardless of the fact that Stephanie said he was on administrative leave.
He then said he accepts the punishment and he acted of his own volition and it was ill advised before Daniel Bryan interrupted and came straight down to attack Kane.
The Monster slapped him in the throat and Kane went for the Chokeslam but Daniel threw him out of the ring before flying out after him.
John Cena v Randy Orton
Cena said that this would be the match that will define his future, these two man have clashed so many times over and right now they are just two weeks away from being locked in the Elimination Chamber together, but they took it to each other in the early minutes of the match before Randy exited the ring for a breather and came back to try to dissect Cena with his stomp.
The match then spilled to the outside and Cena was bounced off the newly formed announce desk and the steel post before Randy dragged him back into the ring for a two count.
Orton was dominating when Raw returned but Cena hit the shoulder block and went for it again but Randy ducked and Cena rolled to the outside before being supexed back in.
Cena found an opening and hit the five knuckle shuffle and went for the AA but Orton countered into a back breaker for a two count, Orton went for the DDT off the second rope but Cena threw him to the outside.
Cena went for the AA again but Orton got the powerslam for the near fall before doing for the suplex from the top rope but Cena fought out and Randy hit the DDT from the top rope.
Orton played to the crowd instead of covering Cena and then went for the RKO but Cena locked in the STF, Orton crawled to the ropes and then hit the drop kick to Cena’s face.
Randy went for the punt to the face but Cena moved, went for the AA and Randy countered and hit the RKO for a two count! But John jumped up and hit the AA also for a two count!
Cena then climbed up to the top rope with Randy on his shoulders but Orton fought out and Cena hit the leg drop to the back of the neck and a second AA for the win.
What a way to build up the Elimination Chamber. The Champion is on a losing streak of sorts, The Shield may has angered Mark Henry when they already have three enemies to be watching, whilst also being unable to trust each other and Batista is set to face Alberto Del Rio in what will be a squash match for the no 1 contender. All that plus the WWE network launches in two weeks!
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