With the WWE on their European Tour, RAW came from Liverpool England this week and it was a big night two weeks ahead of Survivor Series.
The teams for Survivor Series were made clearer as the night progressed as Team Authority was made and then destroyed only to be reshaped all before RAW went off the air.
John Cena also gained two partners and lost another throughout the show as the night ended with a brawl between all the men involved.
The story of the teams
RAW opened with Cena and the Authority both trying to convince Ryback to join their respective teams.
Team Authority revealed that Mark Henry had joined their ranks and after Ryback delivered a spine buster to Cena, he sided with the Authority too.
- Big star returns as Survivor Series teams confirmed
- Cryptic message aimed at Dolph Ziggler opens the door for returning superstar
- Survivor Series title match has been set
John Cena confirmed that Jack Swagger and the Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler had both chose to side with the leader of the Cenation.
Jack Swagger vs Seth Rollins
The newly announced member of Team Cena took on Team Authority's captain in a good back and forth match.
Rollins won with a curb stomp and delivered a second after the match to put Swagger out of commission and out of Team Cena.
Sheamus vs Rusev (United States Championship)
Sheamus got his rematch against Rusev for the United States Championship in a very physical battle.
Sheamus was looking good for the win until the Authorities security attacked Sheamus and kept him outside the ring until he was counted out.
Following the match, Rusev joined forces with the Authority and Sheamus pledged his allegiance to Team Cena.
Dolph Ziggler vs Mark Henry
Two more members of the Survivor Series main event squared off as Ziggler took on Mark Henry with Ziggler winning by disqualification.
Henry had some evil intentions as it looked like he was going to deliver the World's Strongest Slam to Ziggler on the steel steps, Big Show came out and forced Henry to retreat.
Show announced after Henry had left the ring that he had sided with Team Cena and would see him at Survivor Series.
John Cena vs Ryback
Finally we reached the main event with the entire Team Authority at ring side and Team Cena banned from ringside.
Ryback had been having confrontations with his team-mates all night and that continued throughout the match.
After an altercation between Kane and Cena, Kane got involved and caused the disqualification, Ryback took exception and squared off with Kane.
As Seth Rollins tried to keep the peace, Ryback attacked him and was eventually thrown out of the ring himself.
Sheamus and Big Show would eventually come to help their leader as he was beaten down by Team Authority with Ziggler notably missing.
Ryback eventually took out everyone in the ring and left the arena with his ties to Team Authority severed and ties to Team Cena questionable.
The fate of Ziggler
Everyone was wondering where Ziggler was during the brawl but his fate was soon shown after Ryback left the arena.
We saw Triple H and Stephanie watching the match and then Ziggler is thrown at them, the camera moves up to show Luke Harper standing over him and telling the Authority "I'm a team player".
The mind games continue
Both Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt had messages broadcast during the show as both remained confident that they would take each down to the depths of hell at Survivor Series.
Tyson Kidd vs Adam Rose
Tyson Kidd's winning streak continued against Adam Rose after Rose was again distracted by the Bunny and then put in the sharpshooter and tapped out.
After the match, Rose would again attack the bunny as his personal problems with his pet continue.
Los Matadores vs The Miz and Damian Mizdow
This was a good match as Miz and Mizdow were joined by Hornswoggle as Mini Miz who continued to replicate the moves of the Miz outside the ring.
Miz and Mizdow got the win as Mizdow had a big hand in the decision but there was an awkward moment as Miz tagged himself in and Mizdow turned to him in anger before accepting his fate.
Brie Bella vs AJ Lee
Brie took on her sisters Survivor Series opponent and was unable to pick up the win, tapping out to the Black Widow, Nikki Bella attacked AJ after the match.
Paige vs Alicia Fox
Home country girl Paige took on Alicia and got the win after hitting the Rampaige and pinning her once best friend.
Ryback chooses a team:
John Cena vs Ryback:
Sheamus vs Rusev:
Dean Ambrose shares his thoughts:
Bray Wyatt responds:
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